Weekly newspaper “Motion d’information” barred from publishing for past month

first_img RSF_en News TogoAfrica TogoAfrica Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says Reporters Without Borders has protested the ongoing harassment of “Motion d’information”, a weekly newspaper that is close to the opposition, since 23 October 2002. “This attitude illustrates the determination with which theTogolese government censors and stifles the opposition press,” Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard stated in his letter to Interior Minister Sizing Walla. The organisation asked the minister to take all necessary measures to ensure that the newspaper is no longer subject to arbitrary harassment and seizures.Further to an Interior Ministry order, police officers went to the “Motion d’information” printing facility on the morning of 18 November and seized 2,000 copies of issue 202, before it went on sale to the public. The newspaper was not served with a seizure order prior to the incident. Issues 199, 200 and 201 were previously confiscated under similar circumstances. On 21 October, the newspaper had published an article entitled “While We Await the Wild Animals’ Vote” (“En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages”), which was critical of the unfolding of the last legislative elections. The security forces briefly detained the director of “Motion d’information” following the article’s publication. He spent one hour at Lomé’s central prison for “undermining others’ authority”.Reporters Without Borders recalls that Radio France Internationale programmes have been jammed on the FM dial since 16 September. Moreover, Internet surfers inside Togo have been unable to access the letogolais.com website since 5 October. March 11, 2021 Find out more November 19, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Weekly newspaper “Motion d’information” barred from publishing for past month Follow the news on Togo News Newscenter_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures March 8, 2021 Find out more News to go further Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension September 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Madhya Pradesh Becomes First State To Impart 40 Hrs Online Mediation Training To Advocates

first_imgNews UpdatesMadhya Pradesh Becomes First State To Impart 40 Hrs Online Mediation Training To Advocates LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Aug 2020 12:42 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has successfully imparted 40 Hrs online Mediation Training to Advocates based in outlying stations where single judge is posted. In the training programme held from July 27, 2020 till August 7, 2020, twenty-four Advocates were trained on topics like psychology of conflict, negotiation, bargaining, overcoming impasse and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has successfully imparted 40 Hrs online Mediation Training to Advocates based in outlying stations where single judge is posted. In the training programme held from July 27, 2020 till August 7, 2020, twenty-four Advocates were trained on topics like psychology of conflict, negotiation, bargaining, overcoming impasse and drafting of agreements. The training programme imparted by Ms. Giribala Singh & Mr. Rajiv Karmahe- Judge Mediator/Potential Trainer is aimed at resolving disputes and settling conflicts at grass root level. As per a press release issued by the MPSLSA, “Madhya Pradesh becomes the first State to take up 40 Hrs Online Mediation Training Programme and this step will go a long way in resolution of disputes in remote areas with the services of trained advocate mediators.” Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Phlebotomy (Certified) Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgJob Posting TitlePhlebotomy (Certified) Adjunct Assistant Professor Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Posting Details Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Posting NumberF00144P Physical Demands Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Position Summary Special Requirements Application Instructions Closing Date 1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in lifesciences; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Must be ONE of the following: A licensed physician and surgeon;or licensed physician assistant; or a registered nurse; or personlicensed under Chapter 3; or respiratory care practitioner with aminimum of two years experience in the previous five years; or acertified phlebotomy technician with a minimum of three years ofexperience in the previous five years; or a phlebotomist with threeyears of experience in the previous five years and employed as aphlebotomy instructor, who meet certification requirements pursuantto Section 1034(a)(4) on or before December 31, 2003.3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2890 Total Hrs per Week/Day Work Schedule Beginning and/or Ending Dates Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested.Physical Demands Conditionscenter_img SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. How and where to apply Open ContinuouslyYes Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Posting Date Assignment Responsibilities Minimum Qualifications Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Work YearN/A Department Location The Institution Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentlast_img read more

Vectren Evening On The River – June 2

first_img A stroll on the riverfront, a breathtaking sunset over the Ohio River, music, food, desserts and libations… Come experience “Evening on the River.”Celebrate 14 years of music, entertainment and a moveable feast of dinner and cocktails as you stroll along the riverfront from Vectren to Old National Bank. Visit our auction tent to bid on fabulous silent auction items. Again this year is a Burger Cookoff – taste mini burgers from local chefs and help crown the People’s Choice Award.Entrance and check-in for the event will be at Main Street and Riverside Drive and at Court Street and Riverside Drive. Tickets are $35 with a cash bar.$35 tickets include admission, entertainment and food (beverages not included). Free water and a cash bar will be available. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Tropicana Events Plaza.Purchase Tickets OnlineFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: CMA proposes reforms to improve competition in audit sector

first_imgMore information on how to respond to our proposals is available in section 6 of our update paper. companies choose their own auditors, and as a result we have seen too much evidence of them picking those with whom they have the best ‘cultural fit’ or ‘chemistry’ rather than those who offer the toughest scrutiny choice is too limited, with the Big Four audit firms conducting 97% of the audits of the biggest companies auditors’ focus on quality appears diluted by the fact that at least 75% of the revenue of the Big Four comes from other services like consulting Notes to editors In order to address these concerns, the CMA is proposing legislation to: separate audit from consulting services; introduce measures to substantially increase the accountability of those chairing audit committees in firms, and impose a ‘joint audit’ regime giving firms outside the Big Four a role in auditing the UK’s biggest companies.CMA Chairman Andrew Tyrie said: Addressing the deep-seated problems in the audit market is now long overdue. Most people will never read an auditor’s opinion on a company’s accounts. But tens of millions of people depend on robust and high-quality audits. If a company’s books aren’t properly examined, people’s jobs, pensions or savings can be at risk. The CMA will now consult on a number of proposals for robust reform. These intractable problems may take some years to sort out. If it turns out that the proposals are not far-reaching enough, the CMA will persist until the problems are addressed. The reforms proposed by the CMA are:A split between audit and advisory businessesTo get higher quality, auditors should focus exclusively on audit – not on also selling consulting services. One way of achieving this could be a structural break-up. But the international networks these firms belong to and the extent to which audit firms draw on expertise of those advising businesses would make this protracted and complex. A more immediate solution would be for audit and non-audit businesses to be split into separate operating entities. To be effective this will also require separate management, accounts and remuneration. That way auditors will only be rewarded for scrutinising an organisation’s accounts but will still be able to draw on expertise from other parts of the firm.Regulatory scrutiny of auditor appointment and managementAudits are a legal requirement, to ensure that companies act in the interests of their owners rather than their managers. Given the relative lack of engagement by investors and owners of some of Britain’s largest companies, these companies should not be left to appoint their own auditors alone. The CMA proposes close scrutiny of audit appointment and management to make sure those appointing auditors are held to account and independent enough to choose the most challenging audit firm, rather than – for example – the cheapest.Encouraging more choiceAt present, many of the UK’s largest companies have little choice, given that one or more of the Big Four may be conflicted. Competition is weak. The CMA proposes that audits of the UK’s biggest companies (FTSE 350) should be carried out by at least 2 firms, at least one of which would be from outside the Big Four. This will give mid-tier firms access to the largest clients, allowing them to develop their experience and credibility, while also ensuring a cross-check on quality. A possible alternative is a market share cap – ensuring that some major audit contracts are only available to non-Big Four firms.The CMA’s proposals only address some of the concerns in this sector. Sir John Kingman’s independent review addresses another: issues with current regulation. Today the government has announced a review of the purpose and scope of the audit more widely. It is already clear from the CMA’s work that a robust approach will likely be required here too.The CMA now welcomes comments on its update paper by 21 January 2019.center_img CMA Chief Executive Andrea Coscelli also commented: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published an update paper outlining serious competition concerns and proposing changes to legislation to improve the audit sector for the benefit of savers and investors alike. It is now putting these proposals out for public consultation.Following the launch of its market study in October, the CMA has identified a number of reasons why it believes audit quality is falling short: We have moved fast to come up with a comprehensive package of proposals for legislation, which we will now consult on. Successful reform of the audit market will require legislation, in combination with planned improvements to regulation as recommended by Sir John Kingman. Market studies are carried out using powers under section 5 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02) which allows the CMA to obtain information and conduct research. They allow a wide consideration of issues affecting the market. They can include a range of outcomes including recommendations to government, enforcement action and referral for market investigation. The CMA welcomes views on its update paper by 21 January and hopes to conclude its work as soon as possible in 2019. The Big Four audit firms in the UK are Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The CMA is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority. It is an independent non-ministerial government department with responsibility for carrying out investigations into mergers, markets and the regulated industries and enforcing competition and consumer law. For CMA updates, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Media queries should be directed to: [email protected] or 020 3738 6460.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Kritzer & More

first_imgLeslie Kritzer Needs a Taco TruckListen. There are some days where we just need a taco truck, but we don’t go on Craigslist looking for one. Broadway fave Leslie Kritzer has some tricks up her sleeve with an upcoming music video, and she’s looking for a taco truck for it. If you have any leads, please contact her here (serious inquiries only). Leslie: If something comes through via this feature, we ask for a three-dozen taco commission. ABBA Goes Great with Staged WeddingsMamma Mia! may have slipped through our fingers last year, but fear not: the tunes of ABBA (and a wedding) are hitting the stage again! A musical adaptation of Muriel’s Wedding is in the works, meaning “Waterloo” and more of your favorite Swedish pop anthems will get their time in the spotlight once more, surrounded by a plot involving a complicated wedding. Hey, that sounds…familiar. Jenn Gambatese Has a Tiny AgentJenn Gambatese is back on Broadway—and it’s all thanks to a pint-sized rocker. She’s taking over in School of Rock as Principal Mullins, a role she first eyed when she saw the off-Broadway lab presentation last year. She caught the workshop because her friend and former co-star Christopher Russo’s daughter Isabella plays Summer, and that was her in. She may be tough, but Summer gets things done! Oh, Hello Will Make You CulturedWe’ve heard Broadway shows and its stars called everything from “The Brilliant Original” to “a blazing supernova.” But how’s this for a pull quote: “Oh, Hello: It’s the Water at the Top of a Container of Yogurt”? That’s how John Mulaney describes his Broadway debut, and it’s quite the selling point. If Waitress can sell pies in the aisles, can Müller team up with Oh, Hello? Or is that too confusing? View Comments Tituss & Titus Want More WhitneyTituss Burges may claim he’s nothing like his Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt character Titus Andromedon, but when it comes to their musical taste, the resemblance is uncanny. The Emmy nominee is at work on a musical version of The Preacher’s Wife. The news comes after he said Titus would love a live musical telecast of another Whitney title: Sparkle. Clearly, the pinot noir does not fall far from the case. Munkustrap & Tugger Are Brotherly RoyalsRemember when Hal Prince thought Cats was really about the monarchy and had to be told it’s “just about cats”? Well maybe he was on to something. Revival feline Andy Huntington Jones said he compares Munkustrap’s relation to Rum Tum Tugger to Princes William and Harry, respectively. We can see it, and have to admit, the one thing missing from King Charles III was a giant, ascending tire. Leslie Kritzer, Tituss Burgess, Jenn Gambatese, Nick Kroll & John Mulaney, Ana Villafañe & Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Matthew Murphy) Lin Got Kicked Out of RehearsalIf you’re a Chicago Hamilfan, know all the lyrics and are ready for Hamilton to blow the Windy City away, rest assured those lyrics will stay the same. That’s in large part because Tommy Kail kicks Lin-Manuel Miranda out every time he tries to change his words during rehearsals. That’s right: even certified geniuses see room for self-improvement. Oh, Lin. Will you ever be satisfied (with your own lyrics)? Ana Villafañe’s Always Ready to CongaLast week, we learned Ana Villafañe makes it happen with a custom-made #Conga one-piece. However, that one-piece is but one piece in an expanding line of #Conga attire. The On Your Feet! vlogger revealed she wears her “Conga” costume underneath her date night outfit. Is it customary to wear what makes you make it happen underneath your clothing at all times? We might need to order a few of these. It’s Friday, and what a week it’s been. From dream casting Angela Lansbury in Game of Thrones to coping with the fact that Angela Lansbury will not be in Game of Thrones, it’s been a wild ride. We learned quite a bit, including why Lin-Manuel Miranda is sometimes banished from his own show’s rehearsal to the best possible way to secure a taco truck. We’re laying it all out below; here are the Lessons of the Week! Cerveris Would Skate Through His Next GigAfter exploring the heavy role of Bruce Bechdel for nearly three years in Fun Home, Michael Cerveris is ready for a role with merriment, holly and probably a Zamboni. At a recent group chat with his co-stars Cerveris joked that he’d love to do something light for a change, like a Christmas-themed ice show. We’re already fascinated by Cerveris putting on wigs, so let’s try an oversized white beard. Mauricio Pérez is Smmmmmokin’!Long before he was the big man in town as the star of Jersey Boys, Mauricio Pérez danced like he was wearing the big mask in town. The Broadway fresh face revealed that as a kid, he’d carry the soundtrack to The Mask around and offer impromptu performances of “Cuban Pete” for anyone who would watch. That seems pretty complicated. Did you just bring the maracas everywhere you went, Mauricio?last_img read more

Canada’s SaskPower utility looking to add 300MW of new wind in Saskatchewan

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CKRM:SaskPower wants to expand the provincial power grid by creating more wind power in the future.Minister responsible for SaskPower Dustin Duncan announced on Thursday they will open a Request for Qualification phase later this month for companies interested in building one or multiple utility-scale power facilities in the province. Joel Cherry, a spokesperson with SaskPower, explained how this phase will allow the Crown corporation to receive and review submissions from interested proponents over the next several months. A limited number of companies will then move to a Request for Proposals phase before they make their final decision.“Once we’ve selected a preferred proponent, we will inform them and award the project, that should be expected sometime late next year,” he said. “Shortly after we’ll break ground, they’ll build the facility, and it’s expected to be in service by the end of 2023.”Saskatchewan has 241 megawatts of wind power capacity from six existing wind power projects. 387 megawatts of wind power projects are currently being added at locations near Herbert, Riverhurst and Assiniboia.The completion of this project will add up to 300 megawatts to the provincial grid once it’s online.Cherry said the facility will help reach their goal of reducing the province’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. “The most cost-effective and efficient way to do that is through large scale utility projects like this.”More: Sask. government sets sights on building more wind power facilities Canada’s SaskPower utility looking to add 300MW of new wind in Saskatchewanlast_img read more

16 Babies in a Canoe

first_imgI go on a lot of paddle trips. Most of these trips involve at least a canoe full of beer, lots of talk about the possibility of hot single women randomly showing up along our backcountry paddle route, opening beers with paddles, hatchets, or any other object that will allow us to drink from sometime before breakfast, to whenever shit gets weird late at night. We travel slow, drink a lot, and generally like to take the day as it comes.So when I told my paddling buddies I was taking my four-year-old daughter on a weeklong, guided, alcohol-free trip with an organized group from Florida, everyone said I was crazy.Crazy or not, I was thrilled at the idea of spending the next week with my girl. My daughter’s idea of a good time is putting her 6,000 babies and stuffed animals to bed over and over again, but I was hoping if we packed enough babies and pretended the tent was a princess castle, she would go along with the fun for a week.Enough babies turned out to be 16. Sixteen babies take up a lot of room in a canoe, but you gotta keep a princess happy. In order to keep me in the same good spirits, I brilliantly devised a plan to bring lots of alcohol on an alcohol-free trip. I layered the bottom of my cooler with as many beers and bottles of bourbon as I could fit. I then put a white trash bag on top of the contraband, and to conceal the good stuff, lots of juice boxes, gummies and other very non-threatening kids snacks were thrown on top.With the babies in place and the booze securely hidden, the trip seemed to be primed for success—until I showed up to meet the group at the campground. It was a place along the highway full of trailers and old people. My daughter and I settled into our tent to play with babies.When I got up to pee in the middle of the night, I wondered why there was so much commotion. I soon realized it was because old people wake up before dark to pack their gear, and then they hit the water at the ass crack of dawn. We were prodded along all day by the back safety boater as if watching an episode of The Golden Girls depended on it. There wasn’t even time for me to sneak beer. When I snuck a gulp of bourbon after dark, I felt like I was sneaking booze out of my parents’ liquor cabinet.The next morning, I learned that my daughter couldn’t poop. I have never been so delighted. It meant we got to leave the trip early so I could take her to the doctor. After a long wait with a terrified little girl, my $200 only got me a diagnosis of constipation. No shit, I said to to the nurse.Ultimately, all I needed was a suppository. However, getting said suppository into the butt of one terrified little girl was the challenge of my life. After hours of bribing, screaming, and pleading we finally had success.“Do you know what brave means?” I asked afterward.“It’s when you a get a cookie or stuffed animal for doing something,” she said. I thought that was close enough.The best part about her pooping success was that it enabled us to take the paddle trip that I really wanted to take. As my daughter and I pushed off down the Suwanee River, I was ecstatic to crack a well-deserved beer and spend the next three days paddling, playing babies, drawing pictures, playing constant ‘I Spy’, and spending the kind of quality time with your kid that you can only get outdoors.“Daddy, I love you so much,” she said at the end of our trip. “You take me on so many adventures.”last_img read more

CFO Focus: Infusing finance throughout the credit union

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions inherently differ from banks in that your primary mandate is service to members, rather than return to shareholders. This comes in the form of dividends, more competitive rates, lower fees and a myriad of member-centric offerings not available from a comparable bank.A credit union’s status as a not-for-profit, cooperative organization belies the reality that the institution must sustain robust financial performance. This is the purview of the chief financial officer or some other senior finance/accounting executive.The typical large or smaller credit union organizational chart reveals a finance executive off to the side, isolated from other business and operations officers. We include the example below for simplicity. Clearly, a major credit union’s structure could be more complex than this example, but this chart provides a starting point for our discussion.last_img read more

Pelosi says she agrees with Trump on threat posed by Huawei

first_imgUS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she agrees with President Donald Trump‘s assessment of the threat posed by American allies and other countries using Huawei Technologies equipment to build 5G networks.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Pelosi said she was going to speak with “candor” to European allies about the dangers of allowing a company with connections to the Chinese government to build global information networks.“I tell you, unequivocally and without any hesitation, be very careful when you go down this path unless you want to end up with a society like China,” she said. The “most insidious form of aggression” is for a country to infiltrate technology infrastructure with a company “dominated by an autocratic government that does not share our values.”The California Democrat says she agrees with the Trump administration, which has lobbied European allies to reject Huawei technology as they invest in the next generation of technology.Topics :last_img read more