Sailors Assigned to VBSS Team Aboard USS Porter Conduct Training while Underway

first_img View post tag: underway Training & Education January 20, 2012 View post tag: Assigned View post tag: Porter View post tag: Naval Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Sailors Assigned to VBSS Team Aboard USS Porter Conduct Training while Underway Sailors Assigned to VBSS Team Aboard USS Porter Conduct Training while Underway View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiccenter_img Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducted training while underway Jan. 18.Porter is underway in the Atlantic Ocean to better prepare for real-world threats it may encounter on deployment.Maritime interception operations require VBSS teams to intercept and determine the nature of vessels of interest. VBSS teams will board and search these vessels to determine if the vessel is hostile, said Ensign Bo Doran, the VBSS officer aboard Porter. “Training works to prepare the team mentally and physically for real-world events,” said Doran. “The VBSS teams need to train in order to develop the proficiency necessary to carry out missions effectively.”The 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation are primarily where the VBSS team will combat trafficking and piracy.Piracy and the threat of terrorist activity impede commerce between the U.S. and its allies, said Fire Controlman 1st Class Christian A. Echeverri, a senior member of Porter’s VBSS team.“In the Mediterranean we encounter a lot of trafficking of drugs, oil and sometimes even weapons,” said Echeverri. “When we are in 5th Fleet we focus on piracy, protecting our allies’ waterways and helping vessels in distress.”VBSS teams also establish positive relationships with local militaries. These relationships improve cooperation when there are reports of pirates or other illegal activities in the area.Sailors must meet specific pre-requisites, including weapons qualifications, physical fitness standards and swimming proficiency before they join a VBSS team “Serving on the VBSS team is a tremendous responsibility but it’s a real honor and a privilege to be entrusted with such responsibility,” Doran said.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 20, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: sailors View post tag: Aboard View post tag: Training View post tag: USS View post tag: team View post tag: VBSS View post tag: conduct View post tag: whilelast_img read more

USS Farragut Leaves Palma de Mallorca, Spain

first_img Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Spain April 2, 2015 USS Farragut Leaves Palma de Mallorca, Spain Authorities View post tag: USS Farragutcenter_img The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Palma de Mallorca, Spain, April 1, completing its second port visit while in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.Cmdr. Cory Applebee, commanding officer onboard Farragut, conducted office visits to Capt. Roberto Ortiz, Commander Spanish Naval Sector, Balearic Islands, Ms. Teresa Palmer, Spanish Civil Delegate to the Balearic Islands, and Mr. Alberto Pons, President of the Port Authority for the Balearic Islands.During the visit, crew members explored the island and took in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours of the local Drach caves. Farragut crew members also provided ship tours to several Spanish military members.Farragut is part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), which is composed of the flagship, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).[mappress mapid=”15565″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Farragut Leaves Palma de Mallorca, Spain View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Palma de Mallorca View post tag: europelast_img read more

Financial Analyst

first_imgGeneralSummary/Purpose:Johns Hopkins BiomedicalEngineering (BME) is an interdisciplinary department, part of across collaboration effort between the Whiting School ofEngineering (WSE) and the School of Medicine (SOM). TheDepartment’s mission is to improve health through excellence inresearch and education at the interface of engineering, biology,and medicine.The Financial Analyst(FA), reporting to the Financial Manager, leads the budgeting andfinance activities for the Department of Biomedical Engineering.The FA will perform analysis and projections relating to businessor research trends, oversee the development and monitoring ofdepartmental non-sponsored, discretionary and sponsored budgets,plan and determine costs of business activities; recommend budgetadjustments and other cost improvement measures and close outterminated grants and contracts, transfer funding and producesummary documents. This position will also ensure that all fundingis received and that expenditures do not exceed revenue, developfinancial planning and cost analysis reports, meet with faculty toreview and ensure compliance with university and/or agencyregulations and restrictions, and perform comprehensive financialanalysis to improve departmental financial effectiveness andcompliance with JHU and/or agency regulations andrestrictions.Specific Dutiesand Responsibilities:GrantManagement: Manages post-award process including but notlimited to allocation of budgets, coordinating the timely andaccurate set up of payroll per grant guidelines, processing journalentries and cost transfers as needed, reconciling reports, researchrelated payroll and financial data. • Facilitate and/or producespecialized sponsored research/project reports utilizinginstitutional and/or departmental systems). • Provide guidance andoversight that grant/contract funds remain in compliance withUniversity and award/contractual guidelines, includingrecommendations to ensure all sponsored awards are reconciled andbalanced without a surplus or deficient balance. • Key contact forShared Services Sponsored Projects as part of the grant/contractfiscal reporting processes including the grant/contract closeoutand Financial Status Reporting process. • Key contributor in theannual budgeting process by providing research salary and supportinformation. Ensures that salaries are not on control salary andthat all research salary support for faculty and staff is clearedfrom the departmental default account monthly. • Provides monthly,periodic and/or ad-hoc financial reporting as requested by Faculty.• Ensures proper management of all sponsored awards, by insuringall financial transactions agree with GAAP, NIH Grants PolicyStatement, FDP, OMB, CAS, and University. • Timely review of effortreports and payroll prior to release to the PIs forsignoff.Financial:Interpretdata to determine past financial performance and/or to project afinancial probability. Ensure that expenditures for budgeted grantsand contracts are monitored and that reports are prepared tomaintain balanced accounts. Oversee the procurement process for allsponsored and non-sponsored faculty accounts. Develop and overseethe maintenance of sponsored account budget monitoring systems.Develop complex financial reports for forecasting, trending andresults analysis. Monitor, identify and communicate overexpenditures to faculty and administrative staff. Resolve fundingshortfalls. Keep abreast of laws and regulations that apply inorder to maintain up-to-date compliance with all sponsoredaccounts. Reconcile petty cash for sponsored account monthly.Identify high-risk sub recipient and maintain compliance with thesub recipient monitoring policies and procedures. Review andapprove procurement cards by the monthlydeadline.FinancialAnalysis:Perform analysis on budget performance,investigate variances, provide justification, and communicates toleadership as requested. • Assist in researching expense and volumevariances. • Seek to resolve any expense posting errors andcommunicate proper expense allocation as needed. • Complete monthlyreconciliation for the department accounts and analyze budgetpatterns and project expendituresFinancialReporting:Extract financial data from various accountingand information systems and perform financial and cost accountinganalysis of data • Assist in updating/preparing departmentaldashboard and executive summary. • As assigned, generate anddistribute monthly reports and create new reports to improvemonitoring of revenues/expenses within the department. • Ensureexpenditures for budgets are monitored and reports are prepared tomaintain balanced accounts. • Work requires analytical competencyin order to gather and interpret data, as well as proficiency withfinancial reporting systems to build reports.This description is ageneral statement of required duties and responsibilities performedon a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other dutiesas assigned.MinimumQualifications (Mandatory):Bachelor’s degree infinance, accounting, or other related fieldThree years progressivelyresponsible related financial/accountingexperienceAdditional education maysubstitute for required experience and additional relatedexperience may substitute for required education, to the extentpermitted by the JHU equivalency formula.JHU EquivalencyFormula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours)or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year ofexperience. Additional related experience may substitute forrequired education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency ispermitted, up to two years of non-related college course work maybe applied towards the total minimum education/experience requiredfor the respective job. Johns Hopkins University Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Share Similar jobs More searches like this You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to save Financial Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Financial Analyst Save Financial Analyst Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Facebook Financial Analyst Maryland, United States School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Salary Not Specifiedcenter_img Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Financial Analyst Maryland, United States The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States Save Financial Analyst LinkedIn Classified Title:Financial AnalystWorking Title: Financial Analyst ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ATP/03/PCStarting Salary Range: $50,700-$69,780 (Commensurate withExperience)Employee group: Full TimeSchedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday-FridayExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine CampusDepartment name: 10002759-SOM BME Biomed EngineerAdministrationPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Johns Hopkins University Save Financial Analyst Community College of Baltimore County Grants & Contracts Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Twitterlast_img read more

Assistant Professor, Criminology

first_imgcurriculum vitaebrief statement of teaching philosophyreprints of publications, if availablecopies of teaching evaluations, if availablecopies of syllabi Notre Dame’s School of Arts, Sciences and Business is seeking afull-time tenure-track assistant professor for the Criminologydepartment to teach a full range of sociology and criminologycourses within the liberal arts tradition beginning August 2021.Classes at NDMU are scheduled face-to-face weekdays, weeknights,Saturdays, hybrid and fully online.The department desires to welcome a colleague who values teachingin a liberal arts and sciences environment and who have aparticular interest in undergraduate education. The departmentvalues the integration of gender and culture into course content.Experience and/or interest in service-learning is desirable.Faculty are expected to be deeply involved in the life of theUniversity, including advising students, contributing to committeework, and participating in major university events. Faculty membersare expected to pursue an active research agenda and to supportstudent research and practicum experiences.QualificationsApplicants should possess a doctoral degree in the discipline ofcriminology and should have university teaching experience.Experience with online teaching and online course development ishighly desirable. All instructors are expected to convey courseinformation and communicate with students through the universitylearning management system.Additional Information:Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offeringequal access to its educational programs and activities or withrespect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age,ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity,genetic information, marital status, national origin, race,religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran’s status.The following person has been designated to handle inquiriesregarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief ofStaff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North CharlesStreet, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resourcesat 410-532-5898 or [email protected] .Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.Applicants must submit:last_img read more

THE MOTE VS LOG CONUNDRUM by JIM REDWINE

first_img Gavel GamutBy Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.com(Week of 15 May 2017)THE MOTE VS LOG CONUNDRUMIn one of the greatest political speeches ever made Jesus told the audience on the Mount they were hypocrites who could find the minute faults in others while ignoring their own major failings (Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5).Muslims, to whom Jesus is second only to Muhammad as a prophet, and Christians, to whom Jesus is a god, might wish to reread his teachings on human relations. Other peoples might benefit too.Those of you who have slogged through the most recent Gavel Gamut articles might recall the major topic has been the difficulty of one nation, say North Korea or Iran, understanding the true intent of another nation, say the United States of America, and vice versa. Differing languages often cause what might start as hurt feelings to end with bloodshed.It is hardly a novel thought that countries, just as individuals, often seek to impose upon others restrictions they refuse to abide by themselves. If we concentrate on comparing and contrasting America and Iran and/or North Korea, outside observers might conclude one country that has thousands of nuclear weapons is threatening to use them to annihilate countries who attempt to even develop one.Such an investigator might observe that one country strains to dispose of billions of tons of wasted food while it imposes dire economic consequences on countries whose populations are starving.When it comes to health care one country debates at length the investment in care for its most vulnerable citizens while it spends trillions to rain munitions instead of medicines down upon countries which stubbornly refuse to agree such an approach is altruistic.If Jesus was correct in his speech (promise?) that “blessed are the peacemakers”, what might we assume the war makers will reap? They probably will not gain acceptance as “sons of god”, more likely as sons of….For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

News story: Civil news: improvements to reject process to speed up payments

first_img advocates attendance forms missing or incomplete We are improving the way we administer ‘rejects’ and ‘document requests’ through the Client and Cost Management System (CCMS).This will speed up payment times and help with the delivery of a quality service.Starting on 16 April 2018 we will issue a priority return for claims where there are: disbursement vouchers missing or incomplete Supporting evidenceThere are no changes to the supporting information we require when you submit a claim.Resubmitting claimsWhere claims are returned for any of the above listed reasons, they can be resubmitted using the CCMS’ ‘copy bill’ feature when claiming through the Portal.Alternatively, you can re-upload the claim by using the CCMS ‘claim upload’ feature.Further informationAdvanced Billing Guides – scroll down to the bottom of the pageLAACivilCla[email protected] – to challenge an incorrect rejectLegal aid guidance – to download ‘Electronic Handbook’ for guidance on submitting civil claimscenter_img repeat requests for information court orders to support additional costs under the Family Advocacy Scheme (FAS) not submittedlast_img read more

Beautiful Michael Jackson Mural Appears in NYC’s East Village

first_imgThe mural was reportedly designed by famous Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, who has been credited for over 500 multi-color murals in 17 different countries around the world. If you recall, in 2016 Kobra created an eccentric mural of the late David Bowie on Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, NJ. Kobra grew up in a poor neighborhood on the south side of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and made it his mission to spread his message through colorful murals and street art. If you happen to be strolling through New York City’s East Village you may be surprised at what you see when you look up at the corner of East 11th St. and 1st Avenue. A large, colorful mural has appeared above the street corner depicting the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, with an interesting twist. The right half of the face on the mural depicts a young Jackson with an innocent smile and a recognizable afro, while the left half of the face depicts an older Jackson with long black hair and keenly alert eyes. [H/T OkayPlayer]center_img The celebration of Michael Jackson doesn’t stop there, as the famed film producer Spike Lee will be hosting the 8th annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party, on August 25th, just a few days before what would have been Jackson’s 60th birthday. The event will take place on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—the block officially renamed “Do The Right Thing Way” in 2015 after Spike’s Academy Award-nominated 1989 film of the same name, which centered on rising racial tensions in the Brooklyn neighborhood. The 2018 Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party will take place from noon to 7 p.m. on the 25th, and is free and open to the public.last_img read more

Lollapalooza Announces 2019 South America Lineups Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, & More

first_imgAs possible 2019 festival lineups begin trickling their way through Reddit’s rumor mills, organizers of Lollapalooza took the initiative on Wednesday to announce the full roster of performers set to appear at their South American events next year. The lineups for Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brasil were all shared on Wednesday, with all three cities set to feature headlining performances by Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys and TWENTY ØNE PILØTS.Lolla Chile will return to O’Higgins Park in Santiago on March 29th–31st next year, and boasts a lineup that also includes Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone, Sam Smith, Tiesto, The 1975, Interpol and Steve Aoki, just to name a few. Lolla Argentina will take place at Hipódromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires on March 29th–31st for its sixth year next spring, while the eighth edition of Lollapalooza Brasil will also return the following month on April 5th–7th at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo. All three events will feature performances from Odesza, 2018 breakout rock band Greta Van Fleet, St. Vincent, Zhu, Snow Patrol, Bring Me The Horizon, Portugal. The Man and Troye Sivan.Lollapalooza Argentina 2018 Recap[Video: Lollapalooza Argentina]One of the notable stand-out acts who only appears on the Brazil and Argentina posters is British rock band Foals, whose fans have been waiting quite patiently for their return ever since they completed their touring cycle in promotion of 2015’s What Went Down. The 2019 international Lollapalooza events will also serve as the South American debut performances for many of the featured artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Greta Van Fleet, Macklemore, Rüfüs Du Sol, Jorja Smith, Lanyand and more. For Sam Smith, it will be the mellow British soul singer’s first time performing for the exuberant fans in Chile and Argentina.The international Lollapalooza announcements on Wednesday follow other big events like Atlanta’ Shaky Knees and Colorado’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which have started anticipation for the 2019 festival season a little early this year.More information for all three international festivals can be found by clicking here. Tickets for all three festivals are also on sale now. Check out the full lineups below.Lollapalooza Argentina 2019 LineupLollapalooza Chile 2019 LineupLollapalooza Brasil 2019 Lineuplast_img read more

Hutchins Center announces 2015-16 Du Bois Fellows

first_imgHenry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, has welcomed twenty-one fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year. “We are delighted to welcome one of our most distinguished  classes of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows,” says Gates. “The geography of early modern Atlantic militancy, hiphop in the American South, debt among the urban poor, living politics among South Africa’s urban poor, the circulation of the black body in the global art economy, art as excuse, a literary map of rap music, black-white collaborations in the move from rhythm and blues to soul and rock, and racial equity in education policy and practice are among the exciting projects which the 2015-2016 Class of Fellows will be pursuing at the W. E. B Du Bois Research Institute, housed in the Hutchins Center.”At the heart of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the institute’s fellowship program accepts established and emerging scholars from both the humanities and social sciences and occasionally from fields such as engineering and the medical sciences. Fellows are participants in a range of activities including colloquia, public conferences, lectures, readings, and workshops. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Forward-thinking, innovative FOM changes needed: CUNA

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA is seeking changes to field-of-membership (FOM) rules that the National Credit Union Administration could address if it is prepared to take an innovative approach to the agency’s current statutory authority.The changes could go far to modernize the agency’s current rules and would reflect how modern Americans live, work and play and define their common interests, said CUNA.“NCUA should not allow the past to become a barrier or an excuse [not] to more aggressively pursue FOM expansion. Boldness will reward credit unions with new opportunities to expand services to new areas and ensure that the federal charter remains strong,” said CUNA in a letter to the NCUA. “There are no safety and soundness concerns from innovating on these requirements, only the fear of criticism from competitors who would be happy to see credit unions fail in any case.”NCUA Chair Debbie Matz has said it is on her 2015 regulatory relief agenda to look at making it easier for credit unions to alter fields of membership. NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger has urged credit unions to engage in the discussion.CUNA’s recommendations take three approaches: proposals within NCUA’s immediate authority to implement, proposals allowable under current statutes that would require a change to current rules, and changes that would require congressional action. continue reading »last_img read more