Adjunct Instructor – Legal Environment of Business

first_imgResource CriticalYes Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with Experience Position NumberJ00001 Working TitleAdjunct Instructor – Legal Environment of Business Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business has launcheda strategic plan to harness and build on strengths, ensurecontinued innovation and impact, and boldly ignite collaborativeenergy among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the businesscommunity in Richmond and beyond.The Undergraduate Studies Office in the School of Business atVirginia Commonwealth University is recruiting a pool of applicantsfor possible adjunct teaching positions for the Legal Environmentof Business course, BUSN 323. This course sensitizes students to awide variety of legal issues they may encounter in business and isrequired for all undergraduate business majors. Instructors forthis course normally have a J.D. degree plus experience in thefield.Should funding for such adjunct teaching positions becomeavailable, the Undergraduate Studies Office will contact persons inthe pool whose credentials match our teaching needs. This pool willbe accessed only when an opening arises. Applications will remainactive until an annual purge that occurs near the end of the fiscalyear on June 30. After this you will need to re-apply to continueto be in the pool. Note that we are unable to hire applicants whoare not in the pool. Normal work hours At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Sensitive PositionNo Open Until FilledNo Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Posting Details CampusMonroe Park Campus Job Category Description of the Job Normal work days Job Open Date01/30/2020 J.D. or Master’s degree in Business or a related field.Teaching experience and the ability to support our teachingneeds.Strong communication skills, superior written and presentationskills, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and adesire to work collaboratively with colleagues.Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a facultymember at VCU . Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No DepartmentUndergraduate Studies Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/96938 Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Hours/Week Special Instructions to Applicants Preferred Qualifications L.L.M., M.B.A. or Ph.D. in Business or a closely relateddiscipline.Experience teaching in higher education.Experience working with legal issues in business. Required Qualifications Remove from posting on or before Organizational Overview Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Additional Information Job Code/Title Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Documentlast_img read more

Starbucks sees 5% LFL sales growth in Q4 with UK at forefront

first_imgCoffee giant Starbucks has reported a 5% rise in global like-for-like sales with a “particularly strong performance in the UK” in Q4. The figures represent the company’s 19th consecutive quarter growth of 5% or more. Food was said to be the major reason for success in the UK with the strategy of ‘up-levelling’ breakfast a success.A 5% rise was also seen in the MIddle East, Africa (EMEA) and Europe.Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive of Starbucks Coffee Company, said: “Starbucks performance in fiscal 2014 was extraordinary by any metric or comparison, but we cannot be content with the status quo, as consumers continue to demand more and more in terms of convenience and excellence.”You will see us continue to invest where it counts most, in mobile commerce, innovation, in the customer experience and the partners who drive it and in the quality of our coffees.”Scott Maw, chief finance officer, said: “Starbucks Q4 results capped off a year of exceptional performance across our business and around the world. In Q4, each of our segments delivered strong and balanced revenue and profit growth, consistent with the prior three quarters of fiscal 2014.”The increasing global strength of the Starbucks brand, a robust pipeline of innovation, strong global comparable store sales growth and impressive margin expansion in conjunction with a company-wide emphasis on operational excellence and expense management give me great confidence in achieving our 2015 growth targets.”last_img read more

Widespread Panic Concludes Milwaukee Run With Old-School Classics [Photos]

first_imgWith two nights of unrestrained debauchery behind them, Widespread Panic shuffled on stage once more to wrap the three-night run in Milwaukee to an explosive end. The band continued to raise the bar in their bid for perfection with crisp tones and impeccable synchronizations that left the audience and couch tour listeners eager for more.The heaters came out early with a first set of classics, opening the show with “Conrad” which picked up serious momentum before slowing down the tempo for a juicy “Coconuts” that left the audience’s mouth watering. The song had never been played in Milwaukee before. Continuing the trend of songs written before 1986, Dave Schools led the boys through a wild bass-heavy romp through “Stop-Go” with John Bell “strutting and crowing” along the way. The bassline danced and morphed into an extended version of Vic Chestnutt’s “Aunt Avis” with a dreamy conclusion added to the end. Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman”, which hasn’t been played since Gentleman’s night in Atlanta on 12/30/17, developed out of “Aunt Avis” and featured a spirited John Bell on vocals.A slight pause gave way to a scorcher “Rebirtha” which callously presented the lines “I know a town where real life’s a game, Baseball’s all that’s real” to a city eliminated from postseason contention. A heavy, psychedelic development emerged from this tune with a “We Want the Funk” tease that slowly morphed in a slow, ponderous rendition of “Wondering”. An aggressive “Dyin’ Man” culminated into a head bobbin’ version of yet another old school jam “Pigeons” to finish the first set. All songs played in the first set have been played by the band before the mid-nineties with most dating back to the band’s eighties repertoire. Every musician played exceptionally well with noteworthy performances by the incandescent Jimmy Herring, dominating Dave Schools, and calculated madness of John Bell.Upon return from set break, the boys kicked into the only modern era song played with a gradually intensifying “Steven’s Cat”. The second set was quickly thrown into overdrive with the opening bass notes of “Arleen”. John Bell’s deranged rants about no electricity, no donuts, no chicken was absorbed by the audience in an insatiable uproar. The music flowed continuously into J.J. Cale’s “Travelin’ Light” which was hammered home by a formidable Dave Schools. An unforeseen cover of John Dawson’s “Dirty Business” was performed for the first time since the Halloween run in Broomfield, Colorado on 2016 to the raucous exhilaration of the frenzied crowd.The boys then began an arduous task of building one of the biggest and most ridiculous musical sandwiches that have ever been constructed, beginning with the first half of a soaring “Surprise Valley” that was then commandeered by Dave Schools’ unbelievable vocal performance of “All Along the Watchtower”. The tune that was written by Bob Dylan and later popularized by Jimi Hendrix as part of his Electric Ladyland album hasn’t been played by the boys since New Year’s Eve Run at the Fox Theater nearly three years ago.The ambitious sandwich continued to be piled higher with meaty jams including a beloved “Jack” (“who was really a jester”), a loaded portion of “Drums” featuring Duane Trucks and Sonny Ortiz, an extra helping of saucy jams with Schools and Herring joining the percussionists, and finally the belly-buster tribute to Vic Chestnutt with a rockin’ “Protein Drink / Sewing Machine” that culminated into the second half of “Surprise Valley” to finish this monumental masterpiece. To add to the epic conflagration, the Panics melded the music and transitioned smoothly into a heartfelt “Climb to Safety” by Jerry Joseph. This nasty sequence of music flowed nonstop from the first half of “Surprise Valley” and ended with “Climb to Safety” for a whopping total of nearly an hour of relentless jams.Widespread Panic played two more “Songs” from the early days of the band to finish out the run in Milwaukee. Most people in attendance have no recollection of any of the shows as their brains leaked out their ears and onto the Riverside Theater’s floor. However, with recording technology at hand, it has been surmised that a lucid “Dream Song” drifted lazily into “Porch Song” for a mellow finale to an incredible night. The Riverside Theater and its shell-shocked patrons stood in awe for an indeterminable amount of time before both the establishment and audience vanished in a cloud of smoke with only scattered rubble and debris left on site.Milwaukee will have at least a year to rebuild Riverside Theater, the cities’ infrastructure, and restock the beer supply until the next time that Widespread Panic rolls through town. Until then, the boys realign their periscopes toward the City of Las Vegas for an early Halloween celebration. With plenty still at stake, the band and the audience prime their energy and funds to go all-in next weekend at the Park Theater in the Park MGM Casino, formerly known as the Montecarlo Casino.Odds of survival are low, but at this point, your pot-committed to bet your ass on a good time in Vegas.Before I part, I impart the knowledge bestowed upon me from Mr. Kenny Rogers:“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em,Know when to fold ’em.Know when to walk away,And know when to run.You never count your money,When you’re sittin’ at the table.There’ll be time enough for countin’,When the dealin’s done.”~Good luck and God bless, good people. Always keep an ace in your sleeve and your pedal to the floor.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from Sunday night’s Riverside Theatre show via photographer Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Riverside Theatre | Milwaukee, IN | 10/21/18Set 1: Conrad, Coconut, Stop-Go > Aunt Avis > Pusherman, Rebirtha > Jam > Wondering, Dyin’ Man, Pigeons (87 mins)Set 2: Steven’s Cat, Arleen > Travelin’ Light, Dirty Business, Surprise Valley > All Along The Watchtower > Jack > Drums > Jam (w/ Jimmy & Dave) > Protein Drink / Sewing Machine > Surprise Valley > Climb To Safety (96 mins)Encore: Dream Song, Porch Song (12 mins)Notes: ‘Coconut’ LTP 10/28/17 Vegas (FTP for Milwaukee)‘Rebirtha’ with Dave solo tease/intro‘Pusherman’ LTP 12/30/17 Atlanta‘Dirty Business’ LTP 10/29/16 Broomfield (64 shows)‘All Along The Watchtower’ LTP 12/30/15 Atlanta (141 shows)‘Dream Song’ LTP 12/29/17 AtlantaWidespread Panic | Riverside Theatre | Milwaukee, WI | 10/21/2018 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda Photo: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining imageslast_img read more

The King and I’s Daniel Dae Kim on His Own Personal Throne and What Lost Fans Ask Him

first_img View Comments Daniel Dae Kim photographed at Tao Uptown(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Age: 47Hometown: Born in South Korea, Kim grew up in Pennsylvania and now calls Hawaii home.Current Role: The King of Siam, who learns to whistle a happier tune when schoolteacher Anna Leonowens comes to tutor his many children, in The King and I.Stage & Screen Cred: Best known for his role as Jin-Soo Kwon in the smash hit television series Lost, Kim’s other screen credits include the Divergent series of films, Spider-Man 2, Crash and Hawaii Five-0. The King and I marks his Broadway debut. The King and Icenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Related Showslast_img

Welch calls on FDA to investigate “natural” syrup product

first_imgRepresentative Peter Welch on Wednesday called on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate a new syrup product that appears to violate FDA labeling rules.The ‘All Natural Syrup’ marketed by Log Cabin Syrup, a division of Pinnacle Foods LLC, appears to include ingredients the FDA does not allow in products labeled as ‘natural.’‘Vermont’s hardworking maple sugar makers are known far and wide for producing the highest quality maple syrup available. Any artificial syrup product masquerading as ‘natural’ confuses consumers and dilutes the value of one of Vermont’s finest products,’ Welch said. ‘I am asking the FDA to take swift action to enforce its regulations and preserve honesty in labeling.’The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, of which Welch is a member, has jurisdiction over the FDA.Welch joins Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee in urging regulators to determine whether Log Cabin Syrup has violated FDA standards.‘Pure Vermont maple syrup is a signature product of our state, and any product that is mislabeled and tries to imitate it must be dealt with,’ Allbee said. ‘Congressman Welch’s letter to the FDA is greatly appreciated.’Welch’s letter is copied below:September 8, 2010Margaret Hamburg, M.D.CommissionerFood and Drug Administration10903 New Hampshire Ave.Silver Spring, MD 20993Dear Dr. Hamburg,Log Cabin Syrup, a division of Pinnacle Foods LLC, recently began marketing what it is calling a new, ‘All Natural Syrup.’ According to FDA guidelines, a product labeled ‘natural’ may not contain added colors, flavors or artificial substances.This so-called ‘natural’ product includes the following ingredients: syrup (brown rice, sugar, maple [4 percent]), water, natural flavor, xanthan gum (natural thickener), caramel color, citric acid. Log Cabin’s product appears to violate the FDA regulations.While most Vermonters have a discerning eye ‘ and palate ‘ for real maple syrup, the countless consumers outside of our state who have come to expect quality from natural Vermont products may be fooled by this misleading labeling. Therefore, I ask your agency to immediately investigate this product and determine whether it is in violation of FDA policies.I look forward to hearing back from your agency on the progress of your investigation.Sincerely, PETER WELCHMember of Congresslast_img read more

German utility to test feasibility of transporting pure hydrogen in existing gas pipelines

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享H2View:European utilities company E.ON is converting a natural gas pipeline in Germany, which is part of the public supply system, to pure hydrogen.Part of its new research and development project “H2HoWi” in Holzwickede in North Rhine-Westphalia, the venture will see E.ON subsidiary Westnetz establish whether the existing infrastructure could even be used for pure hydrogen.Launched by E.ON SE and Westnetz GmbH, H2HoWi will act as an important milestone in making the public supply to the community of Holzwickede sustainable.The entire project will be executed by Westnetz and will be managed and operated until the end of 2023. Construction work will start in November 2020. As part of the innovative project, the development will be backed by scientific monitoring to confirm that hydrogen has no influence on the properties of the pipe material or the tightness of the existing infrastructure.Thomas König, E.ON’s chief operating officer, said, “Upgrading the existing gas network infrastructure for hydrogen is an important prerequisite for the success of the energy transition. By converting green electricity into hydrogen, regenerative energy can be stored in gas networks. The gas networks can thus become the storage facilities of the future.”[Molly Burgess]More: E.ON to convert natural gas pipeline to hydrogen German utility to test feasibility of transporting pure hydrogen in existing gas pipelineslast_img read more

Top Ten Toughest Trail Runs in the Blue Ridge

first_imgThe Tough Mudder: Trail running with a side of sadistic torture. It takes strong legs and an iron will to get you over the hills and through the woods at these toughest trail races in the Blue Ridge.1. The Gauntlet — 5 Mi Boone, N.C. • September 24The length of this extreme trail race at Cooper’s Farm in Boone is actually 4.3 miles, but what time you save in distance you’ll most certainly lose trying to conquer daunting man-made obstacles along the course. Runners battle wooden walls, a massive mud pit, and giant hay bales, as well as multiple creek crossings and a lung-busting hill climb known as “The Monster.”thegauntletrun.com Also try: Gunter’s Grunt and Grind Guntersville, Ala. • October 152. Rock 2 Rock — 10K Black Mountain, N.C. • May 2012Add 60 percent to your typical 10K time on this course, which climbs literally straight uphill for the first three miles. In addition to the punishing elevation gain, the terrain tests runners with gnarly terrain filled with roots, rocks, and low limbs.rock2rockrun.com Also try: Hickory Mountain 10K Brevard, N.C. • October 13. Battle at Big Creek — 15kRoswell, Ga. • November 5The elevation gain of the Big Creek Park trails is relatively mild, but the Battle’s technical course promises to keep you guessing. You’ll scamper around plenty of rocks and sneaky roots along this nine-mile course at one of metro Atlanta’s most scenic escapes.dirtyspokes.comAlso try: Paris Mountain 15K Greenville, S.C. • November 54. Conestoga Trail Run — 10 miHoltwood, Pa. • September 25Branded a trail race with 10 “hillish” miles— the toughest on the East Coast—the Conestoga Trail Run gains a breathtaking 3,000 feet as it traverses the rugged rural hill country of south-central Pennsylvania.lrrclub.orgAlso try: Mountwood 10-Mile Challenge Parkersburg, W.Va. • September 175. Shut-In Ridge Run — 18 miAsheville, N.C. • November 6Runners climb over 5,000 feet on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville to the Mount Pisgah trailhead on a burly 17.8-mile course of insanely technical singletrack. Expect to walk.shutinridgerun.com Also Try: Big South Fork 17.5 Mile Trail Race Oneida, Tenn. • September 246. Mystery Mountain — MarathonChattanooga, Tenn. • October 9 Flat is not a word associated with the Mystery Mountain Marathon, which takes place at Fort Mountain State Park. Over 26.2 miles, runners endure 15,000 feet of elevation change through a relentless course that’s rewarded with vast panoramic North Georgia mountain views.getguts.comAlso Try: Twisted Ankle Marathon Summerville, Ga. • May 2012 7. Upchuck — 50KChattanooga, Tenn. • November 12The entire 31 miles of this hurl-inducing, minimally supported race takes place on the Cumberland Trail’s technical singletrack. The rocky and root-filled rollercoaster features epic climbs and descents into Soddy Creek, Possum Creek, and Rock Creek.rockcreek.com Also Try: Laurel Valley 50K Ohiopyle, Pa. • June 20128. Mount Mitchell Challenge — 40 mi Black Mountain, N.C. • February 25, 2012 Take off at dawn from Black Mountain and run to the top of the highest peak in the East. You’ll climb 4,324 feet in the first 20 miles along slushy, snow-covered trails to the 6,684-foot summit of Mount Mitchell, before returning back to town.blackmountainmarathon.com Also Try: Highlands Sky 40 Mile Trail Run Davis, W.Va. • June 20129. Mountain Masochist — 50 MiLynchburg, Va. • November 5A classic course created by ultra-running pioneer David Horton back in 1983, the Mountain Masochist traverses the rugged heart of the Virginia Blue Ridge backcountry, along the way climbing 9,000 feet.eco-xsports.com Also Try: Lookout Mountain 50 Mile Chattanooga, Tenn. • December 1710. Hellgate — 100K Natural Bridge Station, Va. • DecemberDo it in the dark. Hellgate starts at 12:01am from Natural Bridge Station and ruts through the desolate mountains to Fincastle. Along the way, the 100 or so runners in the limited field deal with single-digit temps, bone-chilling water crossings, and an icy roller coaster of monster climbs and rocky downhills.extremeultrarunning.comAlso Try: Trail Runner Ultra of Champions 100K Wintergreen, Va. • September 24Ok, actually there’s 11. Barkley 100 Marathon — 100 Mi Frozen Head State Park, Tenn. • MarchTen people have finished in 16 years. Year after year, the Barkley has broken the will of ultra-running elite, only conquered by the most determined. Broken down into five, 20-mile laps, the course features an incomprehensible 59,100 feet of elevation climb and descent with minimal aid, as it ruts through thick, poorly marked trails of the Cumberland Mountains. Runners must find books along the course and tear out pages to prove they reached required checkpoints.Also Try: Grindstone 100 Swoope, Va. • October 7As Tough as it GetsIf you like your trail running with a side of sadistic torture, consider taking on the Tough Mudder. Dubbed “Ironman meets Burning Man,” the 10-mile courses are designed by British Special Forces to test physical and mental stamina with mud pits, rope walls, and running through blazing fires and a maze of live electrical wires. There’s a reason only 78% of racers finish the events. Steep ski-slope terrain should only make things harder when Tough Mudder takes place at Virginia’s Wintergreen resort on October 22-23. toughmudder.comlast_img read more

Levittown Man Guilty of Conspiring to Kill Judge, Prosecutor

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Levittown man has been found guilty of conspiring to kill a federal prosecutor who convicted him for fraud and a federal judge who sentenced him to 15 years in prison.A jury found Joseph Romano guilty Thursday of conspiracy at Central Islip federal court.Prosecutors said the 51-year-old agreed to pay an pair of undercover police officers, who the suspect thought were hit men, $40,000 to kill the judge and prosecutor while Romano was at Nassau County jail in August 2012.“A threat against a member of the criminal justice system, such as a Judge or an attorney, is nothing less than an attempt to subvert the system, and as such will not be tolerated,” U.S. William Attorney Hochul, Jr. said in a statement.Romano’s co-conspirator, Dejvid Mirkovic, was sentenced in August to 24 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to murder.The two men repeatedly met with the pair of undercover investigators posing as hit men to make initial payments and plot out assaults, and then the murders, authorities said. One of the officers showed a staged photo of an assault as proof to ensure payment for the first phase.Romano, who was angry over being convicted of an eight-year, multi-million-dollar fraud involving the telemarketing of coins, also requested that the hit man cut off the heads of the judge and prosecutor in exchange for a “bonus,” according to prosecutors.The investigators said they received a $22,000 down payment and would get the $18,000 after the targets were dead. Upon their October 2012 arrest, Romano and Mirkovic were found to have $18,000 cash and a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun at Mirkovic’s house in Florida.Romano faces up to life in prison, up to $500,000 in fines and forfeiture of more than $200,000 when he is sentenced in March.last_img read more

Top 5 financial regrets … and how to avoid (or move past) them

first_imgWhen was the last time you heard the phrase “no regrets”? Maybe it was accompanied by the acronym “YOLO,” or you saw it written in script on a sappy motivational poster.It’s time to get real. Most of us do have regrets — especially when it comes to our finances.According to a new survey from Bankrate.com, 75 percent of Americans say they have financial regrets. Apparently, we’re the most remorseful when it comes to saving — especially for retirement, and after that, emergency expenses. The site reported 42 million Americans regret not starting their retirement saving earlier, and that those concerns increased with age. Millennials said they regretted excessive student loan debt most, with 24 percent of respondents under 30 listing it as their chief financial regret. Other top concerns included taking on too much credit card debt and not saving enough for a child’s education.There are no do-overs in finances, unfortunately, but you can do better. Here are the top 5 financial regrets with suggestions for how to turn the situation around. continue reading » 67SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more