Trainee Mental and Social Well-Being and Prevention Education

first_imgQuick Linkhttps://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/27936 A master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, marriageand family therapy, social work, or a related field of study,within the past two (2) years.Experience with substance abuse counseling Special Instructions to Applicants This is a time-limited position of two years, July 1, 2021 untilJune 30, 2023.This traineeship in Mental and Social Well-being and PreventionEducation will further the mission of Wellness and PreventionServices ( WPS ) in serving the diverse needs of Appalachian StateUniversity students through health promotion and risk behaviormodification services.More specifically, the position will provide an opportunity toserve the Appalachian campus by providing direct client services(i.e., substance mis-use counseling) within the scope of WPS’sexisting framework under the supervision of Mr. Ben Asma.Other duties of the position include: License/Certification Required Physical Demands of Position Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Assist the department in the development of appropriateprevention education opportunities tailored to special populationson campus DepartmentWellness and Prevention – 310000 This is a time-limited position of two years, July 1, 2021 untilJune 30, 2023.Please attach required documents:Cover LetterResumeList a minimum of 3 professional references in the application orattach a List of References with Contact InformationOptional Document to attach:Statement on Diversity Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. General light lifting associated with office work; standing forpresentations; sitting at a desk.Essential Duties and Responsibilities performed with or withoutreasonable accommodation. Position TitleTrainee Mental and Social Well-Being and PreventionEducationcenter_img Services rendered by the trainee may be delivered in a varietyof manners, such as: telehealth, one-on-one, couples, small group,or large classroom/community wide methods. Position Number092641 Provide leadership to the AppState Collegiate RecoveryCommunity through the facilitation of support meetings as well ascoordination of pro-social activities and events. AA/EEO Statement Suggested Salary Range$41,600 Minimum Qualifications Essential Duties and Responsibilities Create, implement, and evaluate services designed to meet theunique needs of various student groups, such as racial/ethnicminorities, sexual minorities, transfer students, veterans, andstudents managing their addictions recovery. Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. Description of Universitylast_img

Data analytics key to reaching millennials

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brandon BoglerBeyond generating revenue, cutting costs and managing risk, Big Data can provide a shot in the arm to financial institutions (FIs) looking to improve the consumer experience. Data, when analyzed properly, gives credit unions the opportunity to make better financial recommendations based on personalized needs. Understanding and taking advantage of this opportunity can increase loyalty at a time when competition for consumer attention is fierce.Millennials, in particular, tend to respond to brands that use data specific to them to create contextualized and personalized experiences. In many cases, Big Data has become the currency for effectively interacting with Millennial consumers. continue reading »last_img

India Launches Its First Ro-Ro Ferry Project

first_imgIndia inaugurated its first Ro-Ro ferry project, set to decrease travel time between Gujarat’s Gogha and Dahej ports, on October 22.The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) project is expected to cut the travel time between the ports from 7 hours to 2.5 hours, according to Essar Projects, the project’s principal engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor.The Ro-Ro ferry service will be able to carry about 500 passengers and 100-150 vehicles on each trip across the Gulf of Khambhat over a 30-km navigational channel created on the sea. Once services commence, the ferry is expected to do four round trips every day.Essar Projects’ EPC contract included the construction of the Ro-Ro terminals and supporting onshore infrastructure at Dahej and Ghogha. The company designed and constructed the Ro-Ro terminals at both ports, as well as the approach bunds, trestles, pontoons and link spans.The project “will stand up to extreme tidal variations and inhospitable weather conditions, as also enable South Asia’s first truly world-class Ro-Ro ferry service,” Shailesh Sawa, CEO-EPC Constructions India, a subsidiary of Essar Projects, said.last_img

How much do media really look out for women in sports?

first_imgBeing a sports columnist is easy.We get to make predictions no one holds us accountable for. Throw in a couple of pop culture references and you are considered witty. And our soapboxes are so high, only Charlie Sheen rises above opinion scribes when it comes to a storming, principled rant.Best of all, we can feel morally superior to the rest of you by writing an 800-word defense for a social justice issue.This week, the Masters – unlike any other – brings about its own special brand of media moral kowtowing.With the green jacket members of the Augusta National Golf Club proudly trumpeting the backasswards good ‘ol boy network for The Great Game in all of its horrifying glory, there is no shortage of ways for a righteous-minded sports columnist to attack the southern gents.Clapping at an audible level after a hole-in-one is strictly forbidden. TV cameras are not allowed on all 18 holes. It took until 1990 for Augusta to allow a black person to join the club. Clearly these people think “Leave It To Beaver” got it right.But it is the big injustice – the Augusta National Golf Club refuses to allow women members – that draws the attention of the week.Which means it is time for a plethora of national columnists to defend women’s rights in sports.This certainly seems like a good thing. Only the most staunch of libertarians will defend the Augusta National Golf Club for exercising their right to run a private business as they wish – and even most of those defenders have a “it’s the south being the south” kind of feel to it.There are few in the media who would argue Augusta National Golf Club’s membership policy isn’t in need of major reform.But that is just it.All the media does is argue or rave or opine.Many of the columns written that will bash the Masters chairman Billy Payne for hypocrisy or just straight-up being a jackass (which he is) will have the dateline of “AUGUSTA, Ga.” Criticizing the event while providing absurd amount of coverage to it rings fairly hollow.This isn’t an issue that requires a boycott of an entire season or anything extreme either. It is a four-day event with a pretty obvious solution if someone actually wanted to promote change – just don’t show up. Don’t cover every single aspect of the tournament, don’t watch on TV and don’t eat a freaking pimento cheese sandwich. A prominent columnist who truly cares and doesn’t just want to feel like they are socially just could try leading the way through action instead of just words.The disregard for women in sports has manifested implicitly in another issue as well over the past few weeks.With documentaries on ESPN, HBO and PBS raising the issue of whether college athletes deserve to be paid or not, there has been a movement from national voices (Jason Whitlock) and bloggers alike (The Big Lead) to put more money in the hands of college athletes.Which is fine. It is certainly a worthwhile argument to have, regardless of what side you fall on.But there is one absolute, positive, unequivocal truth to arguing college football and basketball players should get paid.You are going to need to cut from women’s sports to do it. As Title IX is written right now, universities are so handicapped in supporting their athletic departments that only 14 of 120 FBS schools finished with their budgets in the black for 2009.While there are certainly ways those numbers can be helped – coach and athletic directors’ huge salaries are the ones most cited – cutting from administration members won’t be enough to pay men’s athletes what they are “worth” while maintaining decent women’s programs. Critics of the system love to point out that the bowl system pays out ridiculous sums of money, yet a Badger Herald open records request of UW’s Rose Bowl expenditures show the Badgers merely brought in $79,168 in profit from their trip to Pasadena. And that money has to be split between 22 other sports.Whether this oversight for women’s sports is ignorant or simply ignored hardly matters, the end result is making sure men get paid at the expense of women when it comes to playing ball.Being a sports columnist is easy. You just bang out a rant defending the rights and equality of the unprotected in big-time athletics.The emptiness of the words matter little when you are taking a socially just stand.Michael is a senior majoring in journalism. Think the media really cares about women in sports? Or are they just faking it to feel good? Let him know at [email protected]last_img

Week 10 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

first_imgWEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPNote: We’ll update throughout the week with roster moves and reaction to expected weather, so check back later in the week.MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 10 Fantasy Rankings: KickerRankPlayer1Justin Tucker, BAL @ CIN2Greg Zuerlein, LAR @ PIT3Will Lutz, NO vs. ATL4Joey Slye, CAR @ GB5Harrison Butker, KC @ TEN6Brett Maher, DAL vs. MIN7Michael Badgley, LAC @ OAK8Daniel Carlson, OAK vs. LAC9Dan Bailey, MIN @ DAL10Mason Crosby, GB vs. CAR11Jason Myers, SEA @ SF12Eddy Pineiro, CHI vs. DET13Matt Prater, DET @ CHI14Matt Gay, TB vs. ARZ15Younghoe Koo, ATL @ NO16Aldrick Rosas, NYG @ NYJ17Austin Seibert, CLE vs. BUF18Stephen Hauschka, BUF @ CLE19Zane Gonzalez, ARZ @ TB20Chase McLaughlin, SF vs. SEA21Randy Bullock, CIN vs. BAL22Chris Boswell, PIT vs. LAR23Ryan Succop, TEN vs. KC24Jason Sanders, MIA @ IND25Adam Vinatieri, IND vs. MIA26Sam Ficken, NYJ vs. NYG The hardest of the fantasy season is over — kicker-related category, that is. Justin Tucker, Greg Zuerlein, Wil Lutz, and Joey Slye are all past their bye weeks. The only top-end kicker yet to go on bye is Harrison Butker, but this week, even with six teams on bye, you’re probably set with the kicker already on your roster. There was a decent amount of kicker turnover in the past week, so there might be a few options to snag off the waiver wire, especially a finally healthy Michael Badgley, who slots in at No. 7 in our Week 10 fantasy kicker rankings.The best kicker on bye in Week 10 will be Ka’imi Fairbairn, and he’s just fine to drop. If you own any of the other five kickers on bye — Nick Folk, Brandon McManus, Jake Elliott, Josh Lambo, and Dustin Hopkins — you can drop them, too. Another pickup candidate is Younghoe Koo, who’s been signed by the Falcons to replace Matt Bryant. He kicked well in the AAF, so he could be worth a flier, especially in a dome this week.  WEEK 10 RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STWe’ve also finally been forced to acknowledge that Zane Gonzalez has actually been a pretty good kicker this season. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend him as a start, but there are definitely worse kicking talents in the league than the guy we affectionately call “Zane the Pain.”WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endMatt Prater and Austin Seibert, both kickers we’ve given praise here in the past, have tough matchups this week. Both could play in the cold against good defenses, with Prater traveling to Chicago and Seibert’s Cleveland hosting Buffalo. You can do better than that pair this week.last_img

Sharapova rediscovers winning form on Madrid clay

first_imgIn-form Romanian Buzarnescu reached the Prague Open final last week, but unseeded Sharapova, who took the title in Madrid in 2014, dominated this first round meeting.Sharapova jumped to a 5-2 lead in the first set but Buzarnescu briefly showed some resistance by winning the next two games.The Russian seized the momentum by breaking again to clinch the set and dropped only one more game as she won in 82 minutes to set up a second-round match with another Romanian, Irina-Camelia Begu, who upset No.5 seed Jelena Ostapenko the evening before.In another Romanian-Russian clash top seed Simona Halep crushed Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0, for a 13th straight victory in the tournament.“I think it was a great match. I played really well. Of course, maybe she didn’t play her best, but she’s always tough to play against,” Halep said.Halep has been having fitness issues with her legs and lost to CoCo Vandeweghe in the second round on the Stuttgart clay last week.“I don’t have problems any more. I had a lot of treatment. I took care of my leg,” Halep said. “It was actually coming from the back. I always have little issues with my back, so I know how to treat it.”A third Romanian, Sorana Cirstea also reached the second round by beating Czech Katerina Siniakova, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.“All the girls from Romania are really strong. They train a lot. They play really well, if they are confident,” Halep said.There was a mild upset in the men’s tournament, where unseeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet knocked out Czech 14th seed Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2.Canadian Denis Shapovalov joined Gasquet in the second round after seeing off American Tennys Sandgren 6-1, 6-4.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Russia’s Maria Sharapova, pictured in action in April 2018, has been struggling with an arm injury © AFP/File / THOMAS KIENZLEMADRID, Spain, May 6 – Maria Sharapova won for the first time since the Australian Open as she beat Mihaela Buzarnescu, 6-4, 6-1, on Sunday in the Madrid Open.The Russian five-time Grand Slam champion has been struggling with an arm injury, losing her last four matches, crashing out in the first round in Stuttgart last week.last_img

Tottenham linked with shock move for prolific Chinese Super League ace

first_img REVEALED Latest transfer news RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Bakambu made his name by impressing in La Liga with Villarreal Tottenham are interested in signing Beijing Guoan forward Cedric Bakambu, according to reports.Bakambu, the DR Congo international, has enjoyed a prolific spell in the Chinese Super League since swapping Villarreal for Beijing earlier this year, going on to net 19 times for the club in just 23 appearances. Bakambu has enjoyed a successful stay in China since moving to Beijing Guoan in February He’s helped Beijing Guoan into fourth in the CSL, and currently sits fifth in the competition’s scoring charts.However, Bakambu’s Chinese adventure could be coming to an end when the European transfer window reopens in January.According to L’Est Republican, Tottenham have already ‘laid the groundwork’ to secure a deal for Bakambu in the ‘very near future’. 2 IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM moving on 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets three-way race Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Earlier this year, Spurs became the first team to not sign a single player in the summer since the transfer window was introduced in 2003, but there are suggestions Mauricio Pochettino could dip into the market in the winter.The reported interest in Bakambu comes as Spurs are linked with signing a new centre-forward to play back-up to Harry Kane, following the struggles endured in north London by the players previously and presently tasked with playing that role, Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente. 27-year-old Bakambu started his career with Sochaux in his native France, before playing in Turkey then Spain, where he enjoyed a productive two-and-a-half year spell with Villarreal.Beijing Guoan completed the signing of Bakambu for a reported £35.4million on February 28, one day before the 2018 CSL season got under way.last_img

Haeckel Given Soft Gloves in Nature

first_imgHow should a scientist’s career be evaluated if he was a known fraud?  How also if he promoted views that fanned the flames of racism and genocide?  Here’s what Philip Ball said about Ernst Haeckel in Nature:1Reckoned to have been instrumental to the introduction of darwinism to Germany, Haeckel has also inspired generations of scientists with his stunning drawings of the natural world….Ball is reviewing a new book on Haeckel by Olaf Breidbach, Visions of Nature: The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel (Prestel, 2006).2  But despite enjoying the beautiful drawings of radiolarians, antelopes and other things, did Ball have any comments about Haeckel’s well-known forgeries of embryos supposedly illustrating evolution?Few scientists of his time were more complicated.  He was the archetypal German Romantic, who toyed with the idea of becoming a landscape painter and venerated Goethe.  He promoted a kind of historical determinism, akin to that of the philosopher G. W. F. Hegel, that sat uncomfortably with Darwin’s pragmatic rule of contingency.  Haeckel’s view of evolution was a search for order, systematization and hierarchy that would reveal far more logic and purpose in life than a mere struggle for survival.  His most famous scientific theory, the ‘biogenetic law’, which argued that organisms retrace evolutionary history as they develop from an egg (‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’), was an attempt to extract such a unifying scheme from the natural world.    It can be argued that this kind of visionary mindset, with its strong preconceptions about how the world ought to be, does not serve science well.  Haeckel supplies a case study in the collision between Romanticism and science, and that tension is played out in his illustrated works.Still no mention of the word fraud in the embryo drawings.  Maybe a little euphemism and some mercy quotes will help as Ball also considers the more serious charges that Haeckel fueled the rise of Nazism:For example, historian Daniel Gasman3 and others have proposed that Ernst Haeckel’s influence on German culture at the turn of the century was pernicious in its promotion of a ‘scientific’ racist ideology that fed directly into Nazism.  However, Breidbach goes no further than to admit that Haeckel became a “biological chauvinist” during the First World War, and that “sometimes the tone of his writing was overtly racist”.  Breidbach admits that his book is not a biography as such, more an examination of Haeckel’s visual heritage.  Yet one could argue that Haeckel’s dark side was as much a natural consequence of his world view as was Art Forms in Nature.    The claim that Haeckel doctored images to make them fit with his preconceived notions of biology is harder to ignore in this context.  He was even accused of this in his own time, particularly by his rival Wilhelm His, and to my eye the evidence looks pretty strong (see Nature 410, 144; doi:10.1038/35065834 2001 and Science 277, 1435; 1997).  But Breidbach skates over this issue, alluding to the allegations only to suggest that the illustrations “instructed the reader how to interpret the shapes of nature properly”.Now that Ball almost warmed up to the fraud word, can he excuse Breidbach’s euphemisms? On the whole, Breidbach simply explains Haeckel’s reliance on image without assessing it.  Haeckel’s extraordinary drawings were not made to support his arguments about evolution and morphogenesis; rather, they actually were the arguments.  He believed that these truths should be apparent not by analysing the images in depth but simply by looking at them.  “Seeing was understanding,” as Breidbach writes.  But if that’s so, it places an immense burden of responsibility on the veracity of the images.    This is the nub of the matter.  Breidbach suggests that Haeckel’s drawings are schematic and that, like any illustrator, Haeckel prepared them to emphasize what we are meant to see.  But of course, this means we see what Haeckel wants us to see.Ball continues his argument, saying that “whether he hid any nascent appendages that challenged his biogenetic law,” Haeckel’s propensity for exaggeration makes the value of his other drawings questionable.  The German advocate of darwinism was creating, in a sense, platonic forms loosely connected with reality.  At this point, Ball seems impatient with Breidbach’s euphemisms.  The book author excused the fabrications as images of “nature properly organized” and “the labour of the analyst was replaced by the fascination of the image.”  Ball adds, with sarcasm, “Absolutely – as ‘fascinate’ originally meant ‘bewitch’.”    Ball further criticized Haeckel for using photography later only as a backup against charges of forgery.  He did not accept the excuse that aesthetic styles permit a scientific illustrator to gild the lily.  In the end, he felt that Breidbach’s book, read more

Investment in SA growing: Manuel

first_img8 December 2003Despite the stagnation of global markets, total investment in South Africa grew by more than 8% in the first half of this year, continuing the momentum achieved in the latter half of 2002, which saw an increase of 9%.Private investment expanded by 7% in the same period, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel told an investment forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Johannesburg last month.With net private capital flows expected to top the US$110-billion mark this year – the highest level since the mid-1990s – South Africa is “well-placed to capture a substantial share of this to channel into economic growth and development”, Manuel said.And together with more impressive numbers like the 15 quarters of uninterrupted growth in investment spending and 18 quarters of uninterrupted growth in gross domestic product (GDP), the picture gets even rosier.South Africans have also been able to diversify their savings and earnings, said Manuel, which has helped spur investment in the domestic economy.However, Manuel said South Africa still had a number of challenges to overcome to increase the pace of investment, adding that the rate of investment had to rise from the current levels of around 16% of GDP in order for the country to experience more rapid growth, development and poverty reduction.“Sustained growth, job creation and poverty alleviation demands that we invest more”, he said. “Investment in our people, our infrastructure and our private sector to achieve more rapid growth and rising incomes lies at the heart of our policies.”Increased levels of investment could be achieved by dipping into the global savings pool, he said, while a favourable credit rating meant that South Africa could attract foreign savings to meet its investment requirements.“But we also know that the vast majority of our savings for investment must come from our own citizens and corporations.”Manuel said the recently announced financial sector charter, which will see more people having access to financial services, would contribute to greater saving. “Bringing more saving into the formal financial markets, in turn, will increase the pool for allocation to productive investments, greater employment and growth.”He said his medium-term budget policy statement, unveiled in October, set out an agenda for fostering high levels of investment, faster growth and lower unemployment.In the spirit of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), South Africa’s role in fostering economic development beyond its borders to the rest of the continent was highlighted. But, said Manuel, “sustainable development in Africa is only possible if domestic resources, foreign aid, trade and investment are used efficiently and investment is realised.”Manuel suggested that African governments should put in place enterprise development policies which would help the continent’s private sector to develop and stimulate growth, thereby luring foreign investment.An abundance of natural resources, large labour supplies, and huge potential markets put the developing countries of Africa in a strong position to attract higher levels of investment, he said.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img

World Cup Referee Finals Allocations

first_imgPlease see below for the allocations on finals day:Men’s Open               Miah Williams, Adam Foley, Dave BaggioWomen’s Open           Berkie Kapa, Dale Lawrence, Sam ClarkMixed Open               Ray Cairns, Luke McKenzie, Anthony SmithMen’s 30’s                 Michael Winter, Brad Smith, Matt LaverySenior Mixed             Thys McCurdy, Nathan Budge, Derek FisherMen’s 35’s                  Scott Campbell, Simon Jackson, Mark KellyMen’s 40’sBill Slade, Barry McNamara, Greg TaylorCongratulations to the following Australian referees who also received awards:Leading Senior referee (male) – Bill SladeLeading Senior referee (female) – Sally MelzerLeading female referee – Sam Clarklast_img