GB industry body slams proposed affordability checks as “prohibition by another name”

first_imgThe GBG also referenced the mooted creation of a monthly discretionary spend ceiling, which cross-party think-tank the Social Market Foundation said should be set at £23 a week, or £100 a month. Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland Peter Hannibal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “Currently the demand to play on unregulated sites is limited but the unintended and I assume unforeseen consequences of affordability checks will be to create such a market and then to sustain it,” he said. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Hannibal also said he had contacted the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) about the issue, saying it was “illogical” for the Commission to be proposing new measures while the Gambling Act Review, which the government launched last month. Email Address “I would like to stress from the outset that although the Gambling Commission’s affordability proposal has been framed in relation to online players, it would be naïve in the extreme to assume that the principles and philosophy will not be extended to all gambling entertainment activities across all verticals including adult gaming centres, licensed betting offices and bingo clubs in some shape or form,” GBG chief executive Peter Hannibal (pictured) said. This included licensees putting in place stronger requirements, such as defined affordability assessments at thresholds set by the regulator. The Commission in November launched a consultation seeking feedback on its plans to introduce requirements to act on the information they have about a consumer’s potential vulnerability. Instead, Hannibal said that such proposals should be put forward as part of the Review and scrutinised by the DCMS and government before coming into effect. Tags: Gambling Business Group Affordability However the GBG has criticised the proposal, saying affordability checks would risk increasing the “current low incidence of problem gambling”, as well as undo much of the work done by the Commission, operators, safer gambling agencies and charities.  “Make no mistake, this is prohibition by another name and wherever you look in the world prohibition has never worked and will never work, more than often creating exactly the set of problems that it sets out to address.” Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Legal Regulation “As such it merits much deeper, evidence-based scrutiny.” GB industry body slams proposed affordability checks as “prohibition by another name” British cross-sector organisation Gambling Business Group (GBG) has warned that the Gambling Commission’s proposed affordability checks could lead to an increase in players accessing unlicensed sites and a rise in problem gambling. 20th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Hannibal added that the main reason for concern was that he felt affordability checks may drive players away from regulated and responsible sites to unregulated offshore operators. This, he said, could lead to problem gambling rates rising above 1%. “The affordability proposal raises a huge range of quite fundamental ethical, legal and practical issues – not least a precedent for state intervention in consumer spending alongside a quite startling presumption that gambling entertainment, enjoyed responsibly by 99% of consumers, represents a public health issue way beyond that of tobacco, excessive alcohol consumption or obesity,” he said.last_img read more

Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Students meet company recruiters at Harris College nursing fair

first_imgThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts TCU alumni Courtney Dunn speaks to HCA North Texas Recruiter Jennifer Carter. She said she’s looking for patient care experience so she can become a physician assistant. Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Nursing students spoke with recruiters about potential job opportunities. print Facebook Twitter Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Senior Meghan Riegel spoke with a Texas Health Resources recruiter. Susan Nayeb, a junior nursing student, speaks with a recruiter. Shane Battis Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Twitter The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year TCU nursing students had an opportunity to speak about potential employment opportunities with healthcare organizations on-site at the Harris College Nursing Fair on Thursday.Fifteen healthcare organizations were available at the fair offering applications for volunteer work, externships and full-time jobs.“We see the value in bringing in new grads, new students that have the latest education,” said Jennifer Schmeppl, a Hendricks Medical Center recruiter. “We’re interested in bringing them on board and seeing what they have to offer us.”Another Hendricks recruiter, Missy Lewis, said students bring “cutting edge education” about the field to their workplace. She said compassion and new ideas are qualities valued in Hendricks’ employees.“It’s like a freshly plowed ground,” Lewis said. “They’re ready for planting, and they’re ready to learn the culture of our organization as well.”However, eligibility for jobs partially depends on students’ progression in the nursing program. The event was mostly for clinical nursing students who qualify for hospital jobs, said Katherine Bishop, a career consultant.Amy Trello, an HCA North Texas recruiter, said senior nursing students are trained to work as full-time nurses for their company.Trello said seniors can apply for residencies—what hospitals call internships—that give them the hands-on experience they need.Kelly Nash, a senior interested in caring for sick babies, said she’s applying for HCA’s residency program. The program will teach her how to care for infants and earn her certification to work in a neonatal care unit.Trello said she saw “passion” from students she met at the fair.“We’re really looking throughout this whole time to bridge them from being a student to being a successful graduate nurse to being a successful nurse on the unit,” Trello saidJuniors also networked with organizations at the fair.Whitney Miner, a junior nursing major, said she’s applying for summer jobs. She said juniors can apply for jobs in home health, at summer camps or in hospitals as technicians.Miner said she spoke with Camp Longhorn recruiters about student nursing positions at their summer camps.At the camps, student nurses function similarly to a school nurse. They are responsible for handling the children’s medication and treating them if they get injured.Miner said she is pursuing a career in pediatrics and is “super interested” in anything that involves children.Celeste Lindell, TCU employee development manager, said the fair had a variety of organizations from all over Texas and the United States.“Students can branch out and do something different,” Lindell said. Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Linkedin Previous articleRabies cases often “overhyped” but remain a serious issueNext articleFort Worth offers mobile app to pay to park Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Facebook ReddIt Fifteen health care organizations visited the Harris College nursing fair on Thursday. Linkedin ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes ReddItlast_img read more

Concerns rise over lack of TCU alerts in Spanish

first_imgBernice Ogbondah Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: The Closer ReddIt Previous articleWomen’s basketball eyes postseason returnNext articleHoroscope: November 9, 2017 Bernice Ogbondah RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Review: Fortress Fest was a success Facebook + posts Bernice Ogbondah is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. When she’s not reporting you can find her curating playlists or furiously retweeting foreign affairs, political pundits and anything social justice. Twitter Facebook TCU alert text message sent to a student’s phone. ReddItcenter_img Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ printTCU’s alert system is meant to warn students, faculty and staff about any threat to campus– however, its messages are only in English.When Tuesday’s alert about an active shooter went out, some non-English speakers were left wondering what was happening.Adrian Smith, who works at the TCU Physical Plant, said he was with some groundskeepers when the campus was put on lockdown. One of the groundskeepers didn’t speak English, he said, so the other groundskeepers translated for him. Maggie Hodes, a sophomore nursing major, said she was in the Mary Couts Burnett Library when the alarms sounded. She said a custodian unlocked a conference room for her and a friend. However, she said the custodian didn’t know much English and was not aware of what was happening. “We looked panicked, so she unlocked a room for us,” Hodes said.The university is reviewing Tuesday’s response and debriefing “from the incident,” wrote Holly Ellman, TCU’s associate director of strategic communications management. “We always look for ways to improve communication with faculty, staff and students, and will consider all options,” she wrote. A worker on the house cleaning staff,  who asked not to be identified because she wasn’t authorized to speak, said she was in an office in Marion Hall when the alarms sounded.  Her first language is Spanish and she said at first it was hard for her to understand what exactly the alert meant.“I was stuck in Marion for about 45 minutes with about eight of my co-workers and one student,” she said. “My daughter called me crying to make sure I was okay. We were all very scared” Elise Shropshire, a junior strategic communication major, tweeted her concerns to the university. “A lot of our housing and groundskeeping staff are Spanish speakers,” Shropshire said. “I can’t imagine how alarming it must be to hear the sirens but not know what’s going on.” Some professors also voiced concern about the lack of emergency alerts in different languages. “TCU needs to make sure each and every member of the TCU community receives emergency alerts in their primary language,” Dr. Max Krochmal, the director of comparative race and ethnic studies, wrote in an email response.  Shropshire said TCU should use the recent violence as a chance to improve. “Often, we don’t think beyond ourselves until something prompts us to,” she wrote. “This is TCU’s opportunity, and it should be taken.”Grace Amiss contributed to this article. Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Clutch Factor Linkedin Bernice Ogbondahhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bernice-ogbondah/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Second annual Fortress Fest comes to the Fort this weekend Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TAGSspanishTCU Alert last_img read more

Journalist’s conviction would prove Algeria is now authoritarian

first_imgNews Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Receive email alerts News The editor of the Casbah Tribune news site and correspondent of TV5 Monde as well as RSF, Drareni is accused of “inciting an unarmed gathering” and “endangering national unity” for covering Algeria’s “Hirak” protest movement. He pleaded not guilty, insisting that “I just did my job as an independent journalist” and just exercised “my right to inform as a journalist and citizen.” “If the Sidi M’hamed court’s judges are independent, they will recognize that there is no case to answer and they will acquit Khaled Drareni,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“If, on the other hand, they were to accept this absurd indictment, it would show that Algeria’s judiciary and executive have turned their back on the ideals of the country’s independence. And a prison sentence would be proof of a shift to authoritarianism. If Khaled Drareni is not released and acquitted in the coming weeks, we will devote ourselves to making public opinion aware of the scale of the crackdown in Algeria and to mobilizing international organizations and governments.” Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2019. The prosecution nonetheless called for him to be sentenced to four years in prison, fined 100,000 dinars (665 euros) and stripped of his civil rights, citing inter alia a Facebook post in which he said the political system had not changed since President Tebboune’s election, and the fact that he reported a call by a coalition of legal political parties for a general strike. A total of 20 lawyers spoke in turn in defence of Drareni and the two Hirak leaders who are being tried with him. The committee for the defence of the three accused pointed out that the charges against Drareni are not backed by any evidence and that his preventive detention violates a constitutional ban on imprisonment for any offence involving freedom of expression. Help by sharing this information AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Covid19ImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria If Khaled Drareni, the Algeria correspondent of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is sentenced to four years in prison, as the prosecution requested when his trial opened in the Algiers district of Sidi M’hamed yesterday, it will confirm that the Algerian state has turned its back on the ideals of the country’s independence, RSF said. center_img Organisation News A support committee for Drareni was created on 23 July. It consists of friends, fellow journalists, well-known figures and various organizations and associations. At least one other Algerian journalist is currently imprisoned and being prosecuted. Held for the past four months, Drareni looked much thinner when he appeared on camera from Koléa prison, near Algiers, on the first day of the trial, which is being conducted by video conference because of the Covid-19 pandemic. RSF_en May 12, 2021 Find out more August 4, 2020 Journalist’s conviction would prove Algeria is now authoritarian AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Covid19ImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment News to go further Follow the news on Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out more May 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Red Cross Honors First Aid-Trained Pasadena Mother for Saving Son’s Life

first_imgCommunity News Red Cross Honors First Aid-Trained Pasadena Mother for Saving Son’s Life Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 4:05 pm Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sherry Moller and her young son. (Photo courtesy Red Cross via YouTube)The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region honored Pasadena resident Sherry Moller for saving her young son’s life by applying the Pediatric First Aid/CPR training she received from the Red Cross.In January 2020, Moller was shopping with her mother and four-year-old son at a party supply store when she noticed her son started choking and had stopped breathing. As curious shoppers gathered around the incident, Moller dropped her items and ran to help her distressed son. The commotion confused and frightened Moller’s autistic boy, who fought against his mother’s repeated efforts to enwrap his waist and begin abdominal thrusts.The frantic mother then heard her instructor’s voice in her head to stay calm. Moller knelt before her son and calmly explained, “I’m going to help you, but you need to help me.”While lifting his arms, Moller explained what she was going to do and though he still fought her off, she had enough time to wrap her arms around him. After three abdominal thrusts, a piece of candy flew out of his mouth and Moller’s son was able to breathe again.Thanks to her training through the Red Cross Training Services course, Moller had the confidence and skills needed to save her son’s life. This action exemplified the highest degree of concern of one human being in a time of distress.For this act, Moller was awarded the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit, the highest award given by the American Red Cross to an individual or team of individuals who save or sustain a life by using skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Training Services course. The certificate bears the signature of the President of the United States, who is the honorary chairman of the American Red Cross.Award recipients embody the spirit of the Red Cross, by using action to help alleviate human suffering in the face of an emergency. Since the Lifesaving Awards revival in 2018, the Red Cross has proudly awarded 1,384 individuals worldwide who have collectively helped to save 640 lives.center_img Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Top 5 Hottest SFR Markets

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Single-Family Rentals 2017-07-11 Brianna Gilpin in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Brianna Gilpin Related Articles Tagged with: Single-Family Rentals Home / Daily Dose / Top 5 Hottest SFR Markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? Next: Celebrating the Women Leaders in Housing and Mortgage Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save July 11, 2017 1,347 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Top 5 Hottest SFR Markets Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected]  Print This Post The single-family rental home market is consistently growing across the nation, according to HouseCanary, Inc. Rental Investment Index second quarter update.Composed of nearly 20 million homes, the HCRI Index allows single-family rental home investors, lenders, and renters to keep track of the health of the single-family-for-lease market based on median Effective Gross Yields on national, state, and ZIP code levels.Due to difficulties in benchmarking this market, the HCRI helps investors identify accurate information regarding this surprisingly growing rental market.“The ability to know where to invest with this level of granularity has never been possible before, and it is going to revolutionize this market,” said Dave Garland, a single-family rental investor, and Partner at Second Century Ventures.Effective Gross Yields were highest in the Midwest and the South, making states in these regions the top performers nationwide. Mississippi leads the states at 12.9 percent, followed by Indiana and Ohio.However, according to HouseCanary, the most notable update this quarter is the difference in yields within the highest and lowest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).Rochester, New York earns the spot of the national leader in Effective Gross Yield with 17.2 percent. The following top MSAs include Memphis, Tennessee, Cleveland, Ohio, Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York, and Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama. These cities with the highest percentage of yields all surpassed 12 percent effective yields on average, higher than any state last quarter.The lower part of the list is filled with MSAs from California, six cities specifically, where housing prices continuously increase faster than the growth in rents. In fact, California cities make up the three lowest effective yields, all below 5 percent.Overall, 28 of the top 50 MSAs in the country surpassed the nationwide average Effective Gross Yield of 8 percent this quarter.last_img read more

‘This Is Contempt Of All Orders Passed By Us’: High Court Raps Gujarat Govt. On Bharuch Covid Hospital Fire Incident That Claimed 18 Lives

first_imgTop Stories’This Is Contempt Of All Orders Passed By Us’: High Court Raps Gujarat Govt. On Bharuch Covid Hospital Fire Incident That Claimed 18 Lives Akshita Saxena11 May 2021 8:35 AMShare This – xImage Courtesy: artisanfireThe Gujarat High Court on Tuesday rapped the State authority for its failure to implement judicial orders for maintenance of fire safety norms at all hospitals, to avoid any untoward incident. In view of the recent Bharuch Hospital fire incident that claimed 18 human lives, a Division Bench comprising of Justices Bela Trivedi and Justice Bhargav D Karia said that it is contemptuous on part of State for not being vigilant. “Every action of yours is on paper. You always issue letters through highest authority. But what action is taken by the lower authority pursuant to such higher authority’s order or this Court’s order is not mentioned in State’s affidavit,” Justice Karia said. He added that the Court is primarily concerned with the steps that are being taken to prevent such incidents in the future. “Anxiety of the Court is that what measures are you going to take to prevent such incidents from recurring again? We have issued several orders for maintaining fire safety standards but nothing is happening. This incident amounts to contempt of all the orders passed by this Court in the past,” the Judge said. The Division Bench was hearing an application filed by Advocate Amit M. Panchal, urging the Court to call for a report with respect to Patel Welfare Hospital, where the incident took place during wee hours on May 1. Due to non-compliance of directions issued time and again by the Supreme Court and the Gujarat High Court for maintaining fire safety standards, Panchal submitted that 16 patients and 2 nursing staff lost their lives in the said Covid facility. He stated that just a day before the unfortunate incident, i.e., on April 30, inspection of the hospital in question was conducted and the authorities were well aware that the hospital building did not have a fire NOC. The Court also noted that the affidavit filed by the State Government in response to the matter was vague to the extent it did not mention as to who visited the hospital and who found that the NOC was there or not. At this juncture, Govt Advocate Kamal Trivedi submitted that Covid facility at the Hospital in question was set up surreptitiously, without intimating the authorities. Hence, fire NOC could not be issued by local authorities. “How is it possible? How was a hospital treating Covid patients without State’s knowledge? If this be the case, how is it possible for the State to compile data of (Covid-19) patients who are hospitalised?” Justice Bela asked. The Bench issued notices to the Bharuch Municipality, CDMO Bharuch, the hospital trust and its nodal officer for fire safety. “Someone has to be made accountable,” it remarked. Panchal also insisted that the Justice DA Mehta Commission Report be published in public domain. The Commission inquired into fire incidents at two Gujarat hospitals, one in Rajkot in November 2020 and another in Ahmedabad in August 2020. Trivedi submitted that as per the provisions of the Commission of Inquiry, the report is required to be tabled before the Assembly. “There is no question of keeping the report under carpet or else we should not have appointed a commission,” he said. Case Title: Ahmedabad Medical Association v. State Of Gujarat Click Here To Download Order Read OrderTagsGujarath High Court COVID-19 Hospital Fires Fire Safety NOC Contempt of Court Next Storylast_img read more

Trends in Antarctic geopotential height and temperature: A comparison between radiosonde and NCEP-NCAR reanalysis data

first_imgA comparison of 40-yr (1960-99) trends in Antarctic geopotential height and temperature from quality controlled radiosonde observations and NCEP-NCAR reanalysis (NNR) data is undertaken. Observations from four Antarctic stations-having sufficiently long-term and consistent datasets-at four pressure levels (850, 500, 300, and 100 hPa) are utilized. The NNR reveals substantial negative trends in tropospheric geopotential height at high southern latitudes with no significant trends seen in the lower stratosphere above Antarctica. In contrast, observations indicate only minor negative trends in tropospheric height, while statistically significant decreases in height in the lower stratosphere have occurred over East Antarctica. However, both NNR and observations show a consistent, significant warming (similar to1degreesC) in the lower troposphere (>500 hPa) above coastal Antarctica. At higher altitudes, trends derived from the two datasets diverge; the NNR fails to capture the marked cooling in the lower stratosphere associated with seasonal ozone loss. Differences in the trends are principally caused by NNR errors prior to the assimilation of satellite sounder data, which coincides with significant jumps in NNR upper-air temperatures. A rapid drop in NNR tropospheric geopotential height across East Antarctica as recently as 1993 is traced to the introduction of automatic weather stations in the region. Errors in the model height of these surface pressure data cause a significant climate jump in the NNR not observed in comparable models. Such spurious jumps considerably diminish the usefulness of the NNR for climate change studies in Antarctica.last_img read more

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Cybersecurity (Daytona Beach Campus)

first_imgCover LetterResume/Curriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcripts Job DescriptionThe Department of Security Studies and International Affairs (SSIA)at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.,invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant orAssociate Professor position in cybersecurity. The successfulcandidate should have experience in one or more of the domainsrelated to computer and network technologies, cybersecurity toolsand incident response, digital forensics, cybercrime, socialimpacts of cyberspace, and cyber law and policy. An associateapplicant should have a documented track record of seeking externalfunding and scholarship. Applicants with researchinterests/specializations in cybersecurity for GIS/geospatialanalysis, unmanned aircraft systems, remote sensing, spatialanalysis, and/or avionics are considered a plus.The successful candidate will contribute to SSIA’sinterdisciplinary Homeland Security program. In addition, theperson will support the department and college to help thedepartment to integrate technology into the existing HomelandSecurity and Global Conflict Studies undergraduate degree programsas well as other programs external to the department. Primary tasksinclude undergraduate teaching and research, student advising, andrelationship building with external organizations and agencies. Theposition requires teaching flexibility to cover a variety ofcourses in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and cybercrime. Otheressential duties include scholarship, professional development,committee participation, and other activities designed to supportthe Security Studies & International Affairs Department. Atypical class load is 4/4, although research active faculty –through publishing and external funding — may expect a reducedload. This is a nine-month position with the possibility of summerteaching assignments.QualificationsAn earned doctorate in a cybersecurity-related discipline such asComputer Science, Information Technology, or CybersecurityEngineering or related field; a proven track record of coursedevelopment and teaching experience in cybersecurity (for Associateprofessor); proven track record of academic publishing; and grantproposal development (for Associate professor). Must have knowledgeof technical as well as policy and procedural aspects ofcybersecurity. Position available August 2021, but candidates whocannot start until January 2022 will be considered.An exceptional candidate who is ABD (with an expected completiondate within six months of the hire date) will be considered.Application Material Requirements:All materials must be submitted online at http://careers.erau.edu for consideration.last_img read more