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MissionFish expands online fundraising opportunities on eBay

first_img Howard Lake | 2 October 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events MissionFish and eBay.co.uk have launched a new online auction service for charities to help them make the most of eBay. BBC Children in Need is the first charity to benefit, but at the end of November the service will be opened to other charities.eBay for Charity, launched in October, enables eBay members to give all or a portion of their sale proceeds to charity and provides charities with a method of of selling their own merchandise or donatedgoods online. Ebay for Charity items will be clearly indicated so eBay users will know that by buying them they are supporting a charity.MissionFish, a registered charity, has been running this service in the USA for more than five years where it is a service of the Points of Light Foundation. In the UK it is a service of the Points of Light Foundation-UK, itself a registered charity. Advertisement  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img As eBay for Charity’s dedicated solution provider MissionFish verifies all charities wishing to participate in the programme, processes donations from sellers and reclaims any eligible Gift Aid before distributing the gifts to charities. It provides secure management and reporting tools for charities and donors so that they can review and monitor their participation in eBay for Charity. Lara Nagoski, business director of MissionFish UK, said: “MissionFish has helped raise more than more than $12 million (£7 million) for 6,500 US organisations. We look forward to helping UK charities create new fundraising channels, raise new money and attract new donors.”eBay for Charity offers three methods of generating income for charities:* it provides individuals with a new way to give: whenever they sell an item on eBay they can donate 10-100% of the item’s final sale price to the charity of their choice, with a minimum donation of £5* charities can sell their own goods in eBay’s worldwide marketplace to eBay’s ten million UK members and 168 million members worldwide* by using eBay charities can, argue MissionFish, promote their causes to eBay’s large membership, and attract new supporters.Where possible, MissionFish will also collect and distribute Gift Aid on behalf of charities. In addition, eBay will donate “a portion of its selling fees” for items sold to benefit charities.Head of charity at eBay, Mark Lewis, said: “eBay.co.uk is thrilled to be working with MissionFish to provide small and large charities alike the opportunity to welcome the eBay community to their supporter base 24/7.”BBC Children in Need will be the first charity to benefit from the new service By partnering with a high profile charity like this, eBay is clearly aiming to raise awareness amongst the eBay community of its new charitable endeavour.Once Children in Need’s telethon has passed, eBay for Charity will be open to any eligible UK charity that registers with MissionFish. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. MissionFish expands online fundraising opportunities on eBaylast_img read more

Tesco scores for Against Breast Cancer

first_img Howard Lake | 27 October 2011 | News England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer Jermain Defoe has just accepted a cheque for £7227 from Tesco on behalf of charity Against Breast Cancer. Tesco raised the funds through the sale of a crown-themed sleepwear range designed by long term supporters of the charity, The Perfectly Pink Company.Becci Smith, head of buying for clothing essentials at Tesco said; “Many of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and the work of Against Breast Cancer is important for many of our customers. We were delighted to sell this sleepwear range which proved very popular and I am thrilled it has raised funds for this important cause.”There to witness the presentation at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club were Adele Cable, Director of The Perfectly Pink Company responsible for designing the clothing and accessories range with Tesco and Wendy Taylor Hill, Corporate Manager at Against Breast Cancer.Wendy said ‘the popularity of the Royal wedding this year definitely helped boost sales of the crown motif sleepwear range. We want to thank Jermain for taking time out of his busy footballing schedule to accept the cheque on our behalf and to thank both Tesco and The Perfectly Pink Company for working with us to raise these funds.’– ENDS –Note to editorsPlease contact: Fiona SmartTel: 01491 837 117 / 07923 360235Against Breast CancerAgainst Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Our expert scientists use one of the largest collections of breast cancer patient samples in the UK to look for vital information that could identify the spread of the disease.More women are surviving breast cancer every year. Against Breast Cancer’s research looks at the whole woman through three interlinked areas of research – biochemistry, immunology, and diet and lifestyle. The charity’s research is studying new ways that could help doctors identify and treat secondary breast cancer faster and more effectively.The charity’s national Diet & Lifestyle study is one of the largest in the world looking at the effects of diet, lifestyle and complementary treatments on breast cancer and long-term survival. Support is vital for charity Against Breast Cancer if it is to continue its innovative research to develop ways to improve detection and survival after diagnosis so women and men can look forward to a future free of breast cancer.TescoTesco donated a percentage of sales from every purchase made in-store and on-line for this special range of ladies sleepwear. For further information on Tesco please go towww.tesco.com/clothingAttached photo caption: From left to right: Wendy Taylor Hill, Adele Cable, Becci Smith and Jermain Defoe. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity corporate football Trading  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tesco scores for Against Breast Cancer About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Walmart workers strike in 20 cities

first_imgUnion City, Calif.WW photo: Terri KayIn response to company harassment and attempts to silence workers who had protested and walked off their jobs over intolerable working conditions, Walmart workers in over 20 cities struck and demonstrated June 4 in a National Strike Day and Action on Inequality. Demands included “No retaliation against workers fighting for a just wage” and “$25,000 per year and enough hours to support their families.”The Organization United for Respect at Walmart called for a national week of actions from June 2 to June 7 to coincide with Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Ark. In April, OUR Walmart had taken the giant retail company to task over its mistreatment of pregnant workers, after many women reported being afraid to even report pregnancies out of concern they would be fired. Their actions forced some company concessions but not enough.Commerce City, Colo.Photo: Viviana GuerraThroughout 2013 Walmart workers staged numerous protests and job actions, including strikes. In retaliation a number were fired or suffered severe cutbacks in hours. In early 2014, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Walmart for illegally retaliating against 70 workers who had participated in legally protected strikes or protests.The week of actions in June by Walmart retail workers, following recent strikes on May 15 in over 150 U.S. cities by low-wage workers at McDonald’s and other fast food restaurant chains, signaled a resurgence in the workers’ movement in the U.S. Although the workers involved in these strikes do not belong to unions, they received support and solidarity from organized labor.‘Walmart moms’New York CityWW photo: Anne PrudenWalmart employs over 800,000 women, many with families to support. In addition to Walmart’s practices regarding pregnancies, women workers are most likely to earn less than $25,000 a year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average the 1.3 million women working in retail earn $4 less per hour than men.Several of the protests June 2 were led by “Walmart moms” who walked off their jobs in Orlando, Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, southern California and the Bay area. In Commerce City, Colo., outside Denver, pregnant Walmart worker Jasmine Dixon was one of three workers on strike protesting the company’s treatment of women. Dixon was confined to a wheelchair due to pregnancy complications. Walmart refused her request for “light duty” and threatened to fire her if she followed orders by her doctor for bed rest.With another child at home, Dixon, like almost all Walmart employees, relies on government assistance, including food stamps. She said, “It is time for the company to do better for its women workers. They need to be treated with respect and given basic accommodations when pregnant.”This corporation, which claims to care about “family values” yet denies benefits to women workers, reports net earnings of $16 billion a year. Americans for Tax Fairness shows that Walmart and the Walton family received tax breaks and subsidies estimated at $7.8 billion in 2013.Just like fast food workers, Walmart employees have begun a powerful movement for all working and poor people that can be heard in the demands nationwide for a higher minimum wage that would better reflect the cost of living. These workers are forced to take two or three jobs just to provide for their families’ housing, food and healthcare. Many also need public assistance to make ends meet.Nationwide support for workersCommunities, block clubs, schools, churches, social justice organizations and organized labor are joining forces in the national campaign to support these workers. One such action was held in Los Angeles on June 4, endorsed by the People’s Power Assembly, International Action Center, South Central Neighborhood Council and the Harvard Boulevard Block Club.In the Bay Area, over 100 Walmart workers, their supporters from UNITE HERE Local 2850, Service Employees Local 1021 and community members marched to the Union City Walmart to protest illegal firings, disciplinary actions and other retaliation against workers who have spoken out for better jobs so they can provide for their families. “I take home less than $1,000 a month, and after I pay my bills, I usually have only $20 in my pocket for food and day-to-day expenses,” said Walmart worker Harley Dean at the rally. “And when we stand up for living wages, Walmart threatens us, fires us and takes our hours away.”Joanna Lopez, an electronics associate at the Fremont Walmart, told WW, “I’m here today to fight for better working conditions and higher pay. I work full time and have two children, but my friends’ average hours are 32 or less. I’m concerned about living paycheck to paycheck. I have to rely on food stamps and Medi-Cal. Honestly, it’s an extremely big, big struggle. Walmart asked for $419 just to get healthcare. That would have been all my paycheck.”On June 2, more than 100 Walmart workers along with community supporters gathered in Phoenix for a town hall meeting on the growing inequality impacting low-wage workers across the U.S. After the meeting the group held a candlelit march to the home of Walmart heir and Board Chair Rob Walton. They gathered outside the gates of his desert estate with flags that read “Moms won’t be silenced.”In Washington, D.C., on June 6, several hundred protesters gathered at Union Station for a brief rally before marching with Walmart strikers and workers to the downtown H Street Walmart. Marchers took to the streets militantly chanting “Whose Walmart, OUR Walmart, What are we gonna do? Shut it down.”The American Federation of Government Employees mobilized at the corner of H Street to greet the march. Community supporters joined with several unions, including Food and Commerical Workers Local 400, AFL-CIO representatives, SEIU, UNITE HERE and OUR D.C. Rev. Graylan Hagler co-chaired with Jobs with Justice. The highlight was strikers going inside to present a letter to Walmart management, who at first refused to take it. Protesters got to the doors of the store and stayed there, despite police trying to force them to leave. They kept chanting “Shut it down.”Over 100 people gathered at New York’s City Hall on June 4 — including union members from the Communication Workers, UFCW, the Department Store Union, several community and immigrant rights organizations, Restaurant Opportunities Center, 99 Pickets, New York Communities of Change and City Council members — to demand an end to Walmart’s business with charter schools. Protesters challenged the Waltons’ quiet but growing effort to bankroll the privatization of the city’s public schools.“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Walmart’s money has to go” was a popular chant. Citing the company’s history of investment in conservative organizations, speakers denounced Walmart for being anti-worker, anti-immigrant, anti-union and anti-lesbian-gay-bi-trans-queer. A Walmart worker from Baltimore, who was hired for full-time work, complained that he usually gets only part-time at $9.70 an hour, with no benefits. When business is slow, Walmart sends workers home after they come in as scheduled.The strikes and protests led up to a demonstration at the University of Arkansas on June 6 during Walmart’s annual shareholders’ meeting. A number of Walmart employees became company stockholders so they could attend the meeting, borrowing tactics employed by McDonald’s workers who protested at a shareholders’ meeting in Oak Brook, Ill., in May.Walmart workers want to be treated with respect and dignity. Unable to survive on their current poverty wages, they want their wages to be raised to $25,000 a year, or $13 per hour.Sharon Black, Terri Kay, Viviana Guerra, John Parker and Anne Pruden contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Foothill Family Receives Grant Award from Kaiser Permanent to Support Children and Families Along Healthy Paths

first_img 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. More Cool Stuff Top of the News Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Giving Back Foothill Family Receives Grant Award from Kaiser Permanent to Support Children and Families Along Healthy Paths From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 1:54 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park awarded a $12,500 grant to Foothill Family, headquartered in Pasadena. The grant provides essential counseling and support services for children and families (i.e. under/uninsured) whose behaviors make them prone to higher rates of mental illness.Foothill Family is deeply committed to empowering children and their families to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school, and work,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family’s Chief Executive Officer. “Receiving a grant from this generous foundation reinforces our belief that strong families are the cornerstones of thriving communities. It all starts with family.”The grant from Kaiser Permanente will provide Therapeutic Family Services to approximately 200 low-income children and their families throughout the San Gabriel Valley including individual, group, and/or family counseling to help address the mental health, emotional and behavioral issues they face as a result of mental illness, including: pressures of life, family, and employment. Foothill Family’s Therapeutic Family Services goals are two-fold: (1) to help children avoid high-risk behaviors (i.e. teen pregnancy and substance abuse), aiding in their social and emotional development; and, (2) to help parents/caregivers and/or families address issues including: family dysfunction, stress, and, depression; resulting from prolonged exposure to poverty and unhealthy family environments.About Foothill FamilyFoothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in Southern California. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early child development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 23,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org. Community Newscenter_img Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

The Week Ahead: A Focus on Millennial Housing Trends

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Report the week ahead 2018-04-01 David Wharton Previous: House Bill Could Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA Next: Pavaso Partners with TRG for eClosing Services Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago On Wednesday, Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, will release the latest installment of its Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker. The Millennial Tracker “mines data from a robust sampling of approximately 80 percent of all closed mortgages dating back to 2014 that were initiated on Ellie Mae’s Encompass all-in-one mortgage management solution.” For Ellie Mae’s purposes, millennials are defined as “applicants born between the years 1980 and 1999.”The previous installment of the Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker revealed that 67 percent of closed loans secured by millennials were conventional loans, the highest percentage in two years for conventional mortgages among that group. While Tracker data showed that women were more likely to utilize FHA loans, conventional loans were still the most popular. Joe Tyrell, EVP of Corporate Strategy for Ellie Mae, said FHA loans have accounted for less than 30 percent of total millennial loans in the in the past two months.“We view this as an indication that more millennials are qualifying for conventional mortgages,” said Tyrell.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.Construction Spending Report, Monday, 10 a.m. ESTCoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, TuesdayMBA Mortgage Applications Report, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4.30 p.m. ESTCensus Bureau Jobs Report, Friday, 8.30 a.m. ESTConsumer Credit Report, Friday, 3 p.m. EST Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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 About Author: David Whartoncenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post April 1, 2018 2,952 Views The Week Ahead: A Focus on Millennial Housing Trends Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Report the week ahead Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: A Focus on Millennial Housing Trendslast_img read more

‘The truth isn’t always criticism. Sometimes it’s just the truth’

first_img Previous Article Next Article In the wake of the Cleveland Cavaliers victory in the NBA Finals on Sunday night, former Cleveland Browns (NFL football for those who may have forgotten about the woeful Browns), and NFL legend Jim Brown was being interviewed and was asked to share his thoughts on the city of Cleveland on one of the sports talk radio shows that were recapping the Cavs win. Brown, as the de facto representative and patriarch of Cleveland sports, had all the right and expected things to say about Cleveland, the Cavs, and their star LeBron James.Read full article ‘The truth isn’t always criticism. Sometimes it’s just the truth’Shared from Steve Boese on 21 Jun 2016 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

The effects of enhanced sea ice export from the Ross Sea on recent cooling and freshening of the Southeast Pacific

first_imgThe top 2000 m of the Southern Ocean has freshened and warmed over recent decades. However, the high-latitude (south of 50°S) southeast Pacific was observed to be cooler and fresher in the years 2008-2010 compared to 2005-2007 over a wide depth range including surface, mode, and intermediate waters. The causes and impacts of this event are analyzed using the ocean—sea-ice data-assimilating Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE) and observationally based products. In 2008-2010, a strong positive Southern Annular Mode coincided with a negative El Niño Southern Oscillation and a deep Amundsen Sea Low. Enhanced meridional winds drove strong sea ice export from the eastern Ross Sea, bringing large amounts of ice to the Amundsen Sea ice edge. In 2008, together with increased precipitation, this introduced a strong freshwater anomaly that was advected eastward by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), mixing along the way. This anomaly entered the ocean interior not only as Antarctic Intermediate Water, but also as lighter Southeast Pacific Subantarctic Mode Water (SEPSAMW). A numerical particle release experiment carried out in SOSE , showed that the Ross Sea sector was the dominant source of particles reaching the SEPSAMW formation region. This suggests that large-scale climate fluctuations can induce strong interannual variability of volume and properties of SEPSAMW. These fluctuations act at different time scales: instantaneously via direct forcing, and also lagged over advective time scales of several years from upstream regions.last_img read more

Exclusive: What Purplebricks’ US recruitment boss did when she returned to the UK

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Exclusive: What Purplebricks’ US recruitment boss did when she returned to the UK previous nextAgencies & PeopleExclusive: What Purplebricks’ US recruitment boss did when she returned to the UKStephanie Walker worked for four and a half years at Purplebricks including two years spent in California. So what next?Nigel Lewis16th October 201903,860 Views Many readers may not realise it but Purplebricks’ big push to recruit the management team and local experts for its US business across seven states was spearheaded by an estate agent from the North West of England.Stephanie Walker recently returned from the US following the demise of Purplebricks over the pond, and has set up a recruitment agency, Grace & Candour, based in Liverpool.She says the business is unique because it offers a traditional candidate search service for agents but also a free careers advice consultancy to candidates. Walker was based in California for two years with Purplebricks but before that was boss of its UK customer support operation and, prior to that, launched its first territory in Liverpool.The 31-year-old says she worked closely with the Bruce brothers during the initial years and misses the excitement of the early start-up period.“I remember Kenny Bruce telling me that Purplebricks was going to become the largest estate agent in the UK, and it’s made massive strides towards that,” she says.LiverpoolBetween 2003 and 2015, the year she joined Purplebricks, Walker worked for several estate agents in Liverpool including a three-year spell as a branch manager for Countrywide, and also as an area manager for another firm.“Back in the early 2010s I was wondering what to do next and it was a chance encounter on LinkedIn that led to my change of direction career-wise into Purplebricks”, she says.“It’s like that for agents out there now, many of whom are probably wondering what the future holds, and so my idea behind Grace & Candour is that I can be that go between talking to agents – whether  they are high street or hybrid – and give them advice on where their next step might be wherever they are in their career, rather than waiting for that chance message to come through.”Walker believes the UK industry is changing fast and that the days of agents sitting behind their desks waiting for business to come their way are disappearing fast – and that it could increasingly become like the US where it’s much more about the agent and their local knowledge.Stephanie Walker Purplebricks Kenny Bruce Countrywide October 16, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Singapore, Chinese Navies Engage in Naval Exercise

first_img September 8, 2014 View post tag: asia View post tag: Exercise The exercise comprised naval helicopter cross-deck landings, manoeuvring drills and gunnery firings.Prior to the exercise, RSS Intrepid conducted a port call at Ma Xie Naval Base in Zhanjiang, China, from 30 August to 3 September 2014. During the port call, RSS Intrepid hosted a reception for personnel from the PLA(N) South Sea Fleet. In addition, personnel of both navies engaged in exercise planning and ship visits.Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han was also in China for a working visit from 1 to 3 September 2014, in conjunction with the port call. He earlier met with the PLA(N)’s Political Commissar Admiral Liu Xiaojiang and Commander of PLA(N) South Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Jiang Weilie in Beijing and Zhanjiang respectively.[mappress]Press Release, September 08, 2014; Image: MINDEF View post tag: Chinese View post tag: Navies Authorities View post tag: Singapore View post tag: Engagecenter_img Singapore, Chinese Navies Engage in Naval Exercise Back to overview,Home naval-today Singapore, Chinese Navies Engage in Naval Exercise View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid and the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) Jiangkai II-class frigate Yulin conducted a bilateral naval exercise recently. Share this articlelast_img read more

Lab Technician Construction Technology

first_imgOrganize, plan, and prioritize laboratory activities for theConstruction Technology area. Maintain laboratory supplies andmaterials inventory.Perform clerical duties including operating a computer,maintaining records and files, and compiling data and reports asrequired; collect and maintain data and records.Coordinate, operate, and monitor lab facilities and activities.Direct and organize preparation of lab materials, supplies,workstations, equipment, computers, and other media to ensureefficient lab operations.Adapt and apply laboratory methods, practices, and techniquescommon to designated area.Ensure safe laboratory conditions including safe and securehandling and storage of supplies and equipment. Recommend,implement, and maintain safety standards and departmental policiesand procedures to comply with federal, state, and local hazardousmaterials, health and safety hazardous waste regulations, and otherapplicable regulations with EPA, OSHA, DOT, RCRA, TCEQ and otherregulatory agencies and acts.Initiate purchase requisitions, controls expenditures, preparecost estimates for budget recommendation and submit justificationsand requests for capital outlay items. Prepare specifications andanalyze bids for purchases.Operate, install, maintain, and trouble-shoot laboratoryequipment. Set up, configure, and calibrate new equipment. Writeinstructions and standard operating procedures for equipmentoperation.Perform routine maintenance and repair.Assist faculty, staff, and students with use of lab equipmentand facilities.Perform assigned special projects or assignments based onunique laboratory needs.Perform other duties as assigned.Perform all duties to maintain all standards in accordance withCollege policies, procedures, and core values. Knowledge of Construction TechnologyKnowledge of laboratory tests, experiments, policies, andproceduresKnowledge of hazardous material/waste handling anddisposalKnowledge of laboratory safety practicesInterpersonal and customer service skills to provide effectiveassistanceEffective oral and written communication skillsComputer and applicable software skillsAudio/visual equipment skillsOrganizational and time management skillsStrong analytical skillsCollaborate in a team environmentAbility to identify and resolve lab technical issues in atimely mannerAbility to communicate effectively both written andinterpersonal skillsAbility to use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing,database, and presentation softwareAbility to use related laboratory software applicationsAbility to follow and enforce lab policies, protocols andguidelines established by the departmentAbility to maintain an established work schedule Lab Technician Construction TechnologyLocation:2550 Bending Branch Way,, Collin College Technical CampusAllen, Texas, 75013United StatesWe are searching for an experienced Lab Technician ConstructionTechnologyJob Purpose:Responsible for maintaining laboratory equipment and safetyrequirements. Provide assistance to faculty, staff, and studentswith complex lab and/or technical classroom support services.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Required Qualifications:High School Diploma or equivalency certification and two (2) yearsof related work experience required.Licenses and Certifications:Relevant certifications/licenses, preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Heavy Work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forceconstantly having to move objects.. Positions in this classtypically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing,walking and repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, andreaching, climbing and balancing, plus pushing, pulling andlifting. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts,odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extremetemperatures, inadequate lighting and intense noises, gases andworkspace restrictions. In addition, incumbents may be subjected tovibrations, chemicals and oils. Occasional exposure to unpleasantenvironmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work.Frequent physical effort required.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check.***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Full-time StaffCompensation Type: AnnualCompensation Range: $32,367.00 – 37,222.00For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics.last_img read more