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Adjunct Instructor, School of Social Work

first_imgPosition SummaryThe University at Buffalo School of Social Work is looking forexceptional part-time adjunct instructors who are dedicated toproviding quality educational experiences to our Doctor of SocialWork ( DSW ), Master of Social Work ( MSW ) and Undergraduatestudents. The successful candidate will deliver courses byutilizing the Blackboard platform, also known as UBLearns.DSW : The DSW program is delivered fully online. The successfulcandidate will deliver courses using advanced technologies. For adescription of the DSW program and a list of course offerings,please visit the DSWprogram website.MSW & Undergraduate: For a list of course offerings, pleasevisit the MSW program website.Essential duties:• Develop a full syllabus using the Course Description and CourseObjectives on the Master Course Syllabus, and following the SyllabiRequirements outlined in the School’s Handbook.• Deliver the School’s TI-HR curriculum to help facilitate andadvance students’ skills and knowledge development.• Attend (in-person or virtually) meetings in the fall and springsemesters.• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within thecontext of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities,and cultural backgrounds.• Maintain a strong commitment to Social Work’s ethics and values,as well as the School’s mission, values, and vision.This is a pooled posting, and positions are filled on anas-needed basis.University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunityemployer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to applyincluding veterans and individuals with disabilities.Minimum QualificationsTwo or more years of relevant social work experience post- MSWdegree.Knowledge of the American Psychological Association ( APA )reference citation style.DSW : Doctorate degree.MSW & Undergraduate: M.S. or M.A. in Social Work (or closelyrelated field).Preferred Qualifications• Current SW Licensure ( LMSW / LCSW ) or equivalent in relatedfield.• Previous graduate-level social work teaching experience.• Prior exposure to supervising in a social work setting.• Experience with Blackboard (Bb) or other online learningplatforms.• Experience with other teaching technologies (e.g. Collaborate,Voicethread, Zoom, etc.)• Experience with online instruction is preferred for candidatesinterested in teaching online.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

TUESDAY “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?“IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday.Todays READERS POLL question is: If the election was held today between Todd Young and Baron Hill who would you vote for?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributeFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in quite a dilemma

first_imgThey got saves in all three victories from Trevor Rosenthal, a converted junior college shortstop who throws no fastball slower than 98 mph and was a 21st-round draft choice.The Dodgers, who lost that series in four games, don’t tell stories like that.They have trouble saying goodbye. Manager Don Mattingly talked of “an overabundance of outfielders” which led to Yasiel Puig’s benching in Game 4.The club says it wants to rely on homegrown players again, like outfielder Joc Pederson, but where would he play?Andre Ethier is owed $53.5 million through 2017, Matt Kemp $86 million through 2019 and Carl Crawford $62.7 million through 2017.Puig, already the Dodgers’ best position player at 24, has a contract that rises to $9.2 million in 2018.This isn’t the NFL. You can’t change the formation and play four-wide. And you can’t stash one of them at first base, where Adrian Gonzalez has $85 million left on a deal that runs through 2018.The Dodgers can handle those contracts much easier than they can trade them. They have definite needs, in both their rotation and bullpen, but there’s no indication they can find them within.They seem inclined to let shortstop Hanley Ramirez walk, and would like Corey Seager to replace him at some point. But Seager doesn’t turn 21 until late April.It seems odd to say that the Dodgers have organizational problems when Puig, Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen all came through the ranks. But we see it every year in almost every sport: A lot of good players usually beats a few great ones.The Cardinals have a flow of young pitching, and they sprinkle the field with reasonably-priced free agents and well-schooled kids. Six of their nine starters in Game 4 were players they drafted.And, with all that, Zack Greinke is pitching Game 5 tonight at Dodger Stadium if Kershaw could have sneaked that final curveball past Adams.All four favorites, not just the Dodgers, lost Division Series.Still, the loss was a gut punch to a franchise that is not spending $240 million just to stimulate the local economy. Business is good, but it would be even better with a World Series.Instead, Guggenheim has gotten no closer to the castle than did Frank McCourt. In Anaheim, Moreno trails Disney in World Series appearances and titles, 1-0.The brass, specifically president Stan Kasten, will have to judge if the Dodgers had packed everything they needed into the postseason. Mattingly treated most of the bullpen as if radioactive, and he only trusted three starters.Kasten worked in Atlanta and says he wants a same farm-to-ballpark approach that Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz built. Neither he nor general manager Ned Colletti wanted to trade top kids for David Price, Jon Lester or Jake Peavy, the extra starter they needed. But Price and Peavy did not cost Detroit and San Francisco their best minor leaguers.It is difficult to load all your hopes on today AND tomorrow. If the Dodgers’ richest players can’t be moved, there would seem to be little reason to hang on to Pederson, particularly with his value.Of course, the Dodgers could deal Ethier and promise to keep paying his salary. Even this year they were still paying Andruw Jones.Eventually the team that keeps laundering its mistakes keeps losing to teams that don’t make any. And, in that way, a smaller payroll actually helps a team like the Cardinals make disciplined decisions.Mattingly? Firing him would be nothing more than a PR move, the illusion of action. The Dodgers’ problem is not chemistry but geometry, as the square pegs get older and the round hole gets deeper. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels are 42 games over .500 with one playoff appearance and zero playoff games won.Sometimes goodbyes are good.The Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran to compensate for Pujols, then said goodbye to him, too. Their five busiest relief pitchers from 2012 have all been replaced.They got three home runs in this Division Series from Matt Carpenter, an 18th-round draft choice.They got a series-winning home run from Matt “Big City” Adams, a 23rd-round draft choice who made $517,000 this year.center_img Albert Pujols officially left St. Louis on Dec. 6, 2011. There were no torched jerseys, no midnight vigils.Cardinals’ fans were still high on a World Series title. A season-ticket holder named Jeff Schmitt sat at Mike Shannon’s restaurant that day and said, “Sure, we’re sad, but what more could he have given us? We’re losing a good man, but no man is bigger than the franchise.”Meanwhile, Anaheim mobbed Pujols as if he were a new In-N-Out franchise. Arte Moreno finally had cattle as big as his hat.Since then the Cardinals are 64 games over .500 in three seasons, with four playoff series victories.last_img read more

DraftKings, FanDuel merger violates antitrust laws, FTC says

first_imgThe planned merger of daily fantasy sports leaders DraftKings and FanDuel is on hold, after the Federal Trade Commission announced Monday it would file a complaint to block the merger on grounds it violates antitrust laws.The complaint, which will be filed jointly with the office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, alleges the merged company would control more than 90 percent of the daily fantasy sports market, thus potentially representing a monopoly.“This merger would deprive customers of the substantial benefits of direct competition between DraftKings and FanDuel,” Tad Lipsky, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, said in a statement. “The FTC is committed to the preservation of competitive markets, which offer consumers the best opportunity to obtain innovative products and services at the most favorable prices and terms consistent with the provision of competitive returns to efficient producers.”In a joint statement responding to the FTC’s announcement, DraftKings and FanDuel expressed disappointment in the decision, noting the two companies “continue to believe that a merger is in the best interests of our players, our companies, our employees and the fantasy sports industry.” DraftKings and FanDuel will “consider all options” in response to the FTC’s complaint. For the time being, the companies will remain separate.An administrative trial is set for Nov. 21. Any hopes of a merger are highly unlikely before the NFL season, which has long been the daily fantasy industry’s most lucrative time of year.Once bitter rivals jockeying for position atop a nascent, booming industry, DraftKings and FanDuel announced their intentions to merge in November, with few details of how such a merger might work. In spite of tensions between their CEOs, a deal was brokered after the two companies found themselves bogged down in a slew of expensive, state-by-state legal battles.Yet as both settled their once-profound differences to preserve a future as the industry’s leader, antitrust concerns always loomed.The FTC complaint also raises further questions about the future of daily fantasy sports in California. While Becerra has not issued an official stance on the industry’s legality in the state, his inclusion in the complaint’s filing is a sign the attorney general’s office could pose a serious obstacle for the industry in one of its most crucial states. California’s previous attorney general, Kamala Harris, was mum on daily fantasy’s legality, before she was elected to the state’s open U.S. Senate seat. The California State Assembly unanimously passed a DFS bill in January. Since, the bill has been dormant, with little word on whether it will be revived in 2017.The daily fantasy industry has faced its fair share of obstacles the past two years. Thirteen states have legalized daily fantasy sports contests. But many more challenges, not limited to the FTC’s complaint, lie ahead.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NASCAR meets with Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell after fight to clear the air

first_imgDrivers Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell met with NASCAR on Saturday to clear the air after they were summoned to discuss the heated fight that took place after the first round of the qualifying session on Friday.Suarez and McDowell explained that the meeting wasn’t a big deal and NASCAR officials just wanted to make sure the “animosity” wouldn’t carry over to the track during Saturday’s practice or Sunday’s race at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. “If I wanted to wreck him I would have done that yesterday,” Suarez said, per ESPN . “That’s not my style. I wouldn’t use my race car as a weapon.”Suarez explained, however, his relationship with McDowell hasn’t been fixed yet. Related News ICYMI: @Daniel_SuarezG , @Mc_Driver get physical on pit road during #BuschPole qualifying.Details: https://t.co/5ZPKRkUd6X pic.twitter.com/Ooco22raap— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 9, 2019Suarez approached McDowell to discuss an on-track dispute when the physical altercation broke out. Suarez was frustrated because he wasn’t able to get past McDowell, and he thought McDowell kept him from running an unhindered lap, which resulted in a 28th starting spot for Suarez. McDowell, who will start right next to Suarez in 27th, initiated contact and then the two started to throw punches before they were separated by several crew members.”It’s an emotional sport. We both have a lot on the line,” McDowell said. “We’re trying to do the best we can for our partners and teams, and emotions come out. That’s what racing is all about. What it’s always been about.” “I’m not ready to fix something like that,” Suarez said. “I just made my point clear, why I was mad. He had his point. I don’t think it’s as good as mine. But I mean, we’re not going to fight each other. But we’re not best buddies, either.” NASCAR drivers react to Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell scufflelast_img read more

Give youth a voice

first_imgSacred Heart College pupil, Masego Mafata urged South Africans to give youth a voice.(Image: Shamin Chibba) IkamvaYouth’s Gauteng regional director, Patrick Mashanda, said the media must celebrate South Africa’s achievements.(Image: Shamin Chibba) Documentary filmmaker Khanyisile Magubane said the media sets the agenda for youth’s aspirations.(Image: Shamin Chibba)Shamin ChibbaSouth Africa’s future hinges on today’s youth, and their concerns need to be heard if we are to prosper. This was one of the major outcomes of the Johannesburg leg of the National Development Plan (NDP) Youth Dialogues hosted by the Mail & Guardian newspaper and Brand South Africa.Education, youth unemployment, and the role of the media were debated at the event, which was held at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank on 26 June. Panellists looked at how youth could engage with the NDP, and one way this could occur, they concluded, was by giving young people a chance to voice their concerns on matters affecting their lives.Godfrey Phetla, the director of policy and research for the Enterprise Development Unit in the Department of Trade and Industry, said the government must create the platform for youth to express themselves, and must seriously consider what they had to say. “We always have to speak on behalf of young people. We are not giving them a voice. This is where we have gone wrong as a country.”One of the young audience members, Masego Mafata, a pupil at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg, urged society to give young people the chance to speak. “Most of the time people do not really get our perspective.”And Langalethu Manqele, the chairperson of the Johannesburg branch of the Black Management Forum (BMF), encouraged young people to use their energy, passion and questioning nature to make the future favourable for them. “They have a unique energy and value system the rest of the population does not have. They need to bring that energy with them to turn things around or else society will always arrest them.” Entrepreneurship the answerEntrepreneurship was put forward as a solution to the country’s rising youth unemployment figures, which, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on South Africa, was 48% at present. The president of the Junior Chamber International South Africa, Angel Kgokolo, opened the debate by saying enterprise development was important in addressing inequality and to achieve the transformation that was needed to secure a future for young citizens.GEM’s Entrepreneurial Framework Conditions had to be promoted, which would ensure the needs of young businesspeople were met. These conditions include the cultural and social norms of a country, market dynamics, research, development and education.The GEM report states that just 40% of South Africans believe they are capable of being entrepreneurs, well below the 52% average of similar efficiency-driven economies. It adds that the country’s education, which is one of the framework conditions, has affected the vastly negative perceptions people have of their entrepreneurial capability. “Education was given the lowest mean score by the national experts, indicating that South Africa’s education system is not effectively developing individuals with the skills and confidence required to consider entrepreneurship as a valid career choice,” the report states.Only 14% of South Africans intend to pursue business opportunities in the next three years, which is lower than the average of 27% for efficiency-driven countries. Kgokolo pointed out that a number of young start-ups were unprepared and were set up to fail. “They do not have the capacity to face the challenges of being entrepreneurs.”The founder of recycled products manufacturer Eco Smart, Lisa Kuhle, said this was due to a lack of mentorship. Businesses, she added, failed because there was no support. “Starting a business out of poverty is almost impossible. There are [high] costs to incur.” She suggested the government and corporates contributed by supporting small businesses run by young entrepreneurs.Matsi Modise, the national executive director of South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum, felt it was important for the government and business to work together to ensure young entrepreneurs had access to opportunities. “The government does play its part and has put together policies. But any environment must have a cohesive effort.”However, the BMF’s Manqele thought entrepreneurship was over-emphasised and that there were other solutions to unemployment. He said the country should rather deal with its skills shortage by encouraging young people to get educated. “Not all of us can own and run businesses. We need scientists, too. It is much harder to escape poverty via a business because you need networks. People who have these networks are insiders.”Erica Kempken, a senior consultant at ProServ South Africa, said all additional skills one would need to thrive in the workplace were not taught in schools. “We can teach so many more skills than we are currently doing.”Education, Kempken insisted, started in early childhood and the “NDP is incredibly clear about how important that is”. Furthermore, she said, creativity should be encouraged in the classroom and that it needed to be harnessed in a guided fashion. Schools first needed to teach children skills and afterwards allow them to “put it into practice in a creative way”. Media shapes youthAccording to journalist and documentary filmmaker Khanyisile Magubane, young South Africans are becoming media savvy and are quickly understanding its power. “The knowledge base an average 13-year-old has now is way more than a 13-year-old from 20 years ago. Technology has played a big role in that.”As a result, Magubane believed the media set the agenda for the youth’s aspirations – the way they reflected themselves had a lot to do with the way the media portrayed them. “If you look at the programming on radio and television aimed at young people, it is shallow, it dumbs down the minds of young people. So the question we should be asking is which young minds are going to play a role in shaping the National Development Plan.”She said the media could play a beneficial role in developing the youth by telling stories that portrayed young people who were affirmed in their families. She referred to the SABC 1 television drama Skeem Saam as a good example of how this could be achieved. “[The show] traces how families deal with [problems]. You see [situations] where families are saying to their children ‘You have messed up but it is not the end of the world’. That child walks away with an understanding that ‘I have made a mistake but I can learn from it.’”Patrick Mashanda, the Gauteng regional co-ordinator of the education development NPO IkamvaYouth, said news media had a habit of reporting negative stories, a practice which many in the audience believed could affect the youth. He called for the media, instead, to “celebrate South Africa’s achievements so as to inspire people”.He also urged South Africans to continue working towards a better future, regardless of whether their actions were reported in the media. “Sometimes the media is not accessible. So people should just take action and continue with those programmes for the sake of the nation and our youth.” Youth need confidenceMagubane also said young people needed to learn how to articulate their thoughts. “This comes from being taught how to be confident in yourself and who you are.” Confidence and the kinds of thoughts young people had were directly linked to the way they were brought up.While producing the six-part documentary series Why Are We So Angry? which aired on SABC 1 in 2012, Magubane had come across a number of young people who were intelligent but lacked confidence. “We are not seeing young black kids from the township schools being affirmed enough to say they are okay in their existence, that they are good enough and their mind is good enough.”She said the lack of access to quality education was one of the factors driving this low self-esteem. “I think they are at that stage where they want more but they do not have access to it.”last_img read more

Report names 200 top young South Africans

first_imgIn its 12th year, the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans annual list once again recognises young excellence in South Africa, showing the full spectrum of what young people in this country have to offer.Mail & Guardian supplements and special projects editor Zamantungwa Khumalo says she made it a point to feature more women on the list this year, putting particular emphasis on black female excellence in South Africa. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Mathiba MolefeThe Mail & Guardian, in partnership with Brand South Africa, the City of Joburg and the City of Ekurhuleni, has sifted through thousands of nominations to find the 200 young South Africans who have been making waves in their respective industries.“Our other sponsors are Brand South Africa who really do believe… the young people are not just talented, but really capture the essence of what this country stands for,” said Zamantungwa Khumalo, Mail & Guardian supplements and special projects editor.In naming the country’s brightest up and coming stars in categories ranging from health and politics to sport and education, the Mail & Guardian newspaper recognises the 200 Young South Africans for their work. They are also held up as examples to South Africans around the world.Khumalo said that selecting the final 200 was rigorous. The event held to launch the list was “about recognising and celebrating all of your unseen hours; all of you put blood, sweat and actual tears into your organisations, into the companies that you work for, the initiatives that you have started.“The 200 Young South Africans is, of course, a flagship that this country uses to earmark its top leaders,” she said. “These are the young people who are shaping the South Africa that we are living in, and who are going to be instrumental in the future that we’re slowly building.“There are so many unseen hours. Thank you for recognising my unseen hours.” @Zamantungwa_K reads a note from one #MG200Young nominee. pic.twitter.com/xRyedU5gLn— Mail & Guardian (@MG_Reporter) June 29, 2017This year’s 200 young achievers are the 12th group to be recognised. Khumalo said the list was truly inclusive and representative of the young people of this country, touching on the pivotal role that women had played and continued to play in the growth of the nation.“Being a young black woman who’s all about black girl magic, I was very bullish in making sure that black women featured quite heavily on this list,” she said.The full spectrum“So, the big picture I gave to the team was: when somebody who has never been to South Africa, and hardly knows South Africa, lands at OR Tambo International Airport and they pick up this list, they need to see the full spectrum of what young people in this country have to offer,” Khumalo explained.To see who is on the list and find out a little more about the crop of young professionals who are leading South Africa into the future, visit the 200 Young South Africans list.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Top 5 Android phones under Rs. 5000

first_img2014 has been an year of ultra affordable, feature rich smartphones for the Indian consumer. First, it was the Moto G which made a clean slate of user expectations from a sub 15k smartphone followed by Chinese wonder kid Xiaomi who obliterated Motorola’s steam with the Mi3 and Redmi 1S.  These companies have shown that bringing features rich devices in to lower price bracket segments is an investment worth taking. Many handset manufacturers have taken up suit following these success stories. We’re going to list some ultra affordable smartphones that’ll only add to your pockets!Intex Aqua 4XIntex’s newest entrant into the market is priced at an astonishingly low Rs. 2,999 for a 4 inch device running Android 4.2. The dual-SIM device runs a 1Ghz Mediatek processor underneath and comes with 256MB RAM, 3G support and 512MB user memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD card. The device sports a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front facing camera for video calls. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS is accompanied by a 1,300mAh battery. Celkon Campus A35KRs. 2,999 here will get you possibly the cheapest ticket to Android Kitkat 4.4 with a 1GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 3.2MP rear camera, a VGA supplement up front and 512MB of local storage. the 3.5 inch screen comes with a 480 x 320 resolution, powered by a 1,400 mAh cell and dual-SIM support.  Spice Smart Flo Mi-359This 3.5 inch device packs in a 1.3 Ghz dual core processor paired with 256MB RAM. A 2MP primary camera is supported by a 1.3MP front facing secondary and a 1,400mAh battery. The 512MB internal storage can be bumped via microSD. Android 4.4 KitKat comes installed at 3,599.advertisementLAVA 356Indigenous manufacturer LAVA’s latest release is aimed at the those with a shoestring budget but still desirous of a feature packed product. This phone comes with a 512MB RAM, a 1GHZ Mediatek A-7 processor and a 3.5 inch HVGA (480×320 pixels) display running Android 4.2. The phone packs a 1.3MP rear and VGA front camera along with WI-FI, GPS and external storage. LAVA has priced the phone at 4,499.Karbonn A12+Another Indian smartphone, the A12+ comes loaded with a 1.3 Ghz dual core chip and 512MB RAM with a battery set at 1,400mAh. The 4 gigs of internal storage can be expanded via microSD. Added features include dual-SIM, a 5 MP rear camera and a secondary VGA camera. This device is priced at Rs. 4,999.last_img read more

Napoli have adjusted to Ancelottis style Sheva

first_imgAndriy Shevchenko believes Napoli players are adapting well to the style of his old Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti.Ancelotti took over after three years of Maurizio Sarri and is transforming their tactics from 4-3-3 to a versatile 4-4-2.“I like Carlo’s team, as they are competitive and Ancelotti has changed a few things with great wisdom,” Sheva told Football Italia via La Gazzetta dello Sport.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Now Napoli are starting to play in his style, so this all confirms what we’ve known for a while: Carlo is an intelligent man and that is his greatest strength. He never gets swept away or distraught, he always maintains his balance.“Having said that, I struggle to see anyone prevent Juventus from taking the Scudetto again. The gap is too big, but they can work towards next season.”Napoli are currently in the hunt for the title but are likely to settle for a top-four finish with Juve running away with the title.last_img read more