Adapt or die

first_imgCasino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Adapt or die 7th January 2020 | By contenteditor While gambling mechanics have been around for centuries, ways of delivering them are constantly evolving. And social casino is the perfect place to experiment to tap into an expanding audience, writes KamaGames’ Sam Forrest Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter While gambling mechanics have been around for centuries, ways of delivering them are constantly evolving. And social casino is the perfect place to experiment to tap into an expanding audience, writes KamaGames’ Sam ForrestLike any entity competing for survival, social casino games need to adapt and evolve or run the risk of fading silently into extinction.It’s common to see this rapid and extreme evolution in our AAA console titles from one year to the next. Yet social casino games are capable of experiencing an equally industry-altering transformation. Some may say that, because of their use of mobile as a primary medium, these titles can even move through this transformative experience far more fluidly and effectively.This has been a significant factor in the ongoing success of social casino – the core gambling mechanics have endured for than 1,000 years. They have successfully made the leap from analogue to digital but now the question is this: what is the next stage of evolution on the cards for social casino?Social strategy Gaming as a whole is becoming a more community-based experience. As a result, elements of metagaming and strategy are on the rise across all genres, including social casino, as gamers show higher levels of interaction with each other than ever before. Whether it’s in an RPG, an open-world multiplayer game or an arena title, players are now looking at other players’ motivations, their progression and achievements in the core gameplay as well as in the game’s greater ecosystem. Rather than simply playing, they are trying to analyse others’ strategies and anticipating how they will play.In analogue casino games, the ability to strategise and outwit fellow players has always been a favoured element of the game. With socialisation opportunities now embedded into most apps, social casino players are chatting more and returning to the game in order to face off against specific opponents. Through this type of interaction, players are eventually becoming friends and are using in-game communication features to augment their playing style, depending on who in their community they are playing.The significant growth of the social aspect of gaming has been beneficial across all genres, not just social casino. Gamers are communicating by using emojis, animations, virtual gifts, all of which are becoming quirkier, more diverse and more elaborate with every iteration. Social media integration and communication facilities are also becoming more user-friendly and diverse with developers, realising the importance of socialisation, going above and beyond to further enrich the social aspects.At KamaGames, we are looking to tap into this by offering seamless gaming experience across the entire portfolio, primarily through a single account. For our players, this cross-platform experience means they can play across all of the titles in the catalogue, taking their friends list, in-game balance and achievements with them.Using these communication features, players often strategise against one another, resulting in them psyching each other out or bluffing on a hand in an attempt to win. However, these actions can also be analysed and used by opponents because, at the poker tables, a digital tell can be just as obvious as a physical one. These strategies and metagame tactics are going to move into a greater area of importance for social games developers as games become more sophisticated and the gamers that play them more diverse.AR and VR Developments in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have radically altered how we view gaming in recent years, along with opening the industry up to a host of new possibilities. According to Newzoo, on iOS, games make up 25% of AR app downloads, making gaming the most popular AR category on the platform, along with being the number one AR app category on Google Play.The emergence of AR and VR could be likened to Nintendo’s motion controllers in that they change the way we play games. Many credit the 2016 location-based game Pokemon Go for widely popularising AR among social and casual gamers. The title introduced the new possibilities to gaming and highlighted how important social gaming features were to the success of a game.According to market research firm IDC, worldwide spending on AR and VR is forecast to be $18.8bn in 2020 with strong growth throughout the 2019-2023 forecast period. Commercial use cases will account for nearly half of all AR/VR spending in 2020 with VR games generating an estimated $3.3bn for the sector.Newzoo’s Global Smartphone and Tablet Tracker showed that only 9% of smartphones in use are compatible with VR (based on September 2018 data). However, every indication points towards new mobile device releases continuing to have increasing AR and VR support, which will drive their implementation in gaming and providing a huge opportunity for the growth of both platforms.Building on the success of titles like Pokemon Go, AR and VR will form an increased presence in the social casino industry as developers continue to attempt to create a more immersive and realistic casino experience for players. This technology has the potential to propel the industry to even further success in the coming years and it will be a factor that we think many social casino operators will explore. Gaming has become more visually sophisticated in recent years and in social casino in particular, third-person views and cutting-edge 3D graphics have replaced the simple top-down or 2D appearance.This goes as far as offering a more personal and customisable experience to players. This can be as simple as personalised avatars, something we have rolled out.With the ability to select gender, hairstyle, hair colour, eye colour and skin tone, players will be able to create their own unique avatar. Once an avatar is designed to fit a player’s exact specifications, they can go on to access a “wardrobe” containing multiple clothing options and other cosmetic items such as tattoos, hats and glasses.The hope is small steps such as avatars, combined with the recent advance of AR and VR, will begin to allow operators to transport players to their own unique, customisable, virtual casino world in the not-too-distant future.The future of social casino gaming Popular live streaming platform Twitch has 2.2 million daily broadcasters and 15 million unique daily viewers on average. Fornite, one of the most infamous gaming titles of the last few years accounted for 14% of views and 14% of viewing hours according to 2018 figures. The ability to livestream and watch games online has always been a significant element in sports, yet, now that so many gamers are discovering the world of livestreaming and esports, how will this affect social casino?Naturally, as such is the nature of evolution, operators will branch out into other forms of competitive gaming, still within the realm of social. In response to the spike in interest for esports in 2019, we launched a social betting product, shifting away from the traditional casino-style table games and slots. This allows our players to place wagers on a variety of sporting events such as football, basketball and of course, esports using the same digital currency used already within the app.It’s just one in-house example of how the social casino industry is continuing to adapt to an audience’s needs. So far, it has proven to be a successful method of driving growth.There is no doubt whatsoever that the gaming industry has transformed in recent years, propelled not only by advancements in technology but also the changing needs of gamers and even the altering perception that gamers have of themselves. This combination has started to drive the industry in a new direction with no sign that this growing path will change anytime soon.As a result, the current generation of social casino players have been given, and will in future expect, easy access to quality gaming titles, rich content with more P2P interactions, and mechanics than ever before.Sam Forrest, the director of global communications for KamaGames, is a highly proficient PR and communications veteran with over 25 years of experience in the interactive entertainment sector. Throughout his career, he has worked with a wide number of well-known global entertainment brands including Disney/Pixar, WWE, UFC, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, and Marvel. Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Social gaminglast_img read more

Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgUnga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileUnga Group Limited is an agricultural holding company in Kenya which mills wheat and maize and processes baked products and animal nutrition and health products. The company is divided in products produced for human consumption and animal consumption. The human consumption division produces a range of wheat flour products which include chapatti, mandazi, brown bread, maize meal, porridge and amana. The animal consumption division manufactures a range of animal food and mineral supplements. Unga Limited is a subsidiary company which produces feeds, minerals, premixes, animal health products and offers technical services to the agricultural sector in Kenya. Other subsidiary companies include Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited, Ennsvalley Bakery Limited and Unga Millers (Uganda) Limited. Over 90% of products are produced for the Kenyan domestic market with some exports to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Unga Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

What Is A Typhoon?

first_img Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 England and New Zealand matches called off as Japan braces for Typhoon Hagibis Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Collapse Expand England and New Zealand matches called off as… Typhoon Hagibis has wreaked havoc on the Rugby World Cup, but exactly is a typhoon? Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Rugby World Cup Knockout Stages: Who Is Playing Who?center_img Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Then, in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean, the generic term tropical cyclone is used.So how do typhoons come about? Well they form only over warm ocean waters near the equator. Warm air over the ocean rises upward which causes low pressure below. Moist air from surrounding areas with higher air pressure moves into this area and that then moves upward as well which creates clouds. This system of clouds and wind spins and grows because the ocean continues to feed it.This storm then continues to spin faster and faster which creates an eye in the middle which is very calm and clear. When the wind speeds reach 74 miles per hour, the storm is officially a typhoon, tropical cyclone and hurricane. Who has made the quarter-finals? Find out how… England and New Zealand matches called off as Japan braces for Typhoon Hagibis Rugby World Cup Knockout Stages: Who Is Playing Who? What Is A Typhoon?The hosting of the final set of group stage matches at the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been disrupted and even cancelled by Typhoon Hagibis, but what exactly is a typhoon?Well according to the National Ocean Service; “A tropical cyclone is a generic term used by meteorologists to describe a rotating, organised system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has closed, low-level circulation.”So what is the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane? Well nothing really because they are called different things purely on the location they appear.For example in the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific, the term hurricane is used.The same kind of phenomena occurring in the Northwest Pacific is called a typhoon. Expandlast_img read more

South Africa defend the Adelaide Sevens title

first_imgThursday Apr 9, 2009 South Africa defend the Adelaide Sevens title South Africa successfully defended their Adelaide Sevens title with a convincing 26-7 win over Kenya in the final on Sunday. It was the first ever all Africa final, something which should go a long way in terms of the drive to get Sevens into the Olympics.Kenya, who have come on immensely of late, had actually beaten South Africa 15-14 in the pool stages the day before. The final was too big an ask though, with the experience of the title holders showing.“It’s the first time that we’ve retained a title, I think we’ve pretty much achieved every single goal (we set),” South African coach Paul Treu said.“It is a good feeling because the guys were really heartbroken last night when we lost our last pool match against Kenya. I think they wanted to make up for it today.”The Springbok Sevens side stretched their lead over England in the overall series to 28 points, with just two legs left.Sitting on 104 points now, they are the frontrunners with England behind them on 76, Fiji on 74, Argentina on 68, and New Zealand on 64. Unless things go horribly wrong in London and Edinburgh, it looks like theyll take the series.Treu said they’re not going to get ahead of themselves just yet though.“Yes, it is going to be difficult for the other teams but we would tend to focus on the things that are in our control and win more tournaments.“Credit to Kenya. They played in their first IRB final and are improving and they deserved to be in the final.” :: Related Posts :: South Africa end New Zealands winning Sevens streak (2008) Time: 07:14ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. South Africa defend the Adelaide Sevens title | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

How to Save Money on Crop Insurance

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News How to Save Money on Crop Insurance How to Save Money on Crop InsuranceAs the deadline for crop insurance nears, many farmers miss critical details that may cost them dollars. With the crop insurance deadline just days away, farmers are having to make critical decisions on their coverage. Jason Alexander, with Farm Credit Mid-America, says crop insurance is a lot more complicated than it used to be and just doing the same old things does not work, “A lot of farmers made crop insurance plans back in 2011 and, from then on, have just kept rolling the same coverage forward. You just cannot afford to do that today.”  He added there are just too many new changes and policy options to consider.For example, research shows that upwards of 40% of growers miss taking advantage of the yield exclusion option. Alexander says this is something that can save big dollars and improve coverage, “In most cases, yield exclusion is something that should be considered. It can allow you to throw out a low yielding year which will up your ABH. This, in turn, can allow you to cover your level of coverage.”  According to USDA YE allows a producer to exclude an actual yield(s) from an eligible crop year for the county (such as a year in which a natural disaster or other extreme weather event occurs) from their production history when calculating approved APH yields used to establish their crop insurance coverage. The level of insurance coverage available to a producer is based on the producer’s average yields over the four to ten most recent crop years, and excluding lower yielding eligible crop years can increase the producer’s approved APH yield.Alexander says reviewing the current structure of your operation with your crop insurance agent is critical, “This is one of the areas where most of the problem occur.” He says a review of an operation will reveal old data about the farm that is still on file.The deadline for purchasing crop insurance is March 15. Farm Credit of Mid-America has a variety of online tools to help at e-farmcredit.com. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleHoosier Elected as 2017 Pork Act DelegateNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Mar 7, 2017 Facebook Twitter How to Save Money on Crop Insurancelast_img read more

Share the Love Survey Reveals Smartphones at the Center of Valentine’s Day 2021

first_img Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Share the Love Survey Reveals Smartphones at the Center of Valentine’s Day 2021 Pinterest NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– SlickText, a proven leader in text marketing, today releases the results of the ‘2021 Share the Love Survey,’ revealing 63% of consumers plan to share their love via text message for Valentine’s Day 2021. Texting continues to be the way to reach people with messages that matter as mobile continues to dominate consumer preferences—47% of respondents said they would make online holiday purchases via a smartphone, with 38% indicating it will be their primary shopping method. SlickText’s ‘2021 Share the Love Survey’ is composed of responses from 1,100 participants ranging in age from 18 to upwards of 54. The survey examines consumer preferences for Valentine’s Day plans, gifts and communication methods. These insights can help businesses make better decisions when determining how to engage with their customers. Key takeaways from the survey include:63% of respondents age 18 to 44 plan to send texts to people they love this Valentine’s Day. Those ages 44 to 54 prefer a phone call, though text messaging is a close second with 51% saying they’ll also send a text.34% said their biggest Valentine’s Day spend will be at restaurants, 21% said candy and chocolate, and 20% said physical gifts46% are prioritizing spending money at local businesses for Valentine’s Day47% plan to do Valentine’s Day shopping on a smartphone, 33% on a laptop and 15% via a desktop computerWhen ranking the most important aspect of online shopping for consumers, accurate shipping updates topped the list. An easy check out experience and discounts came in second and third “Because consumers want to accomplish as much as possible using their phones, companies that prioritize mobile messaging in 2021 will put themselves in the best position to succeed,” said Meg Scales, CMO of SlickText. “With people continuing to work from home and opt for curbside pickup or delivery options, consumers are not exposed to in-person promotions as frequently. If you miss consumers on mobile, you may be missing them altogether.” To read a comprehensive breakdown of survey results and the business impact this Valentine’s Day season, please visit the SlickText website. For more information on SlickText, please visit slicktext.com. About SlickText SlickText is a leading marketing and communication platform. Since 2012, SlickText has been on a mission to build software that connects humans directly with the brands they love. Today, over 10,000 total customers across North America, including ESPN, American Cancer Society and FedEx, use SlickText’s award-winning software and support to access behavior and influence decisions using permission-based marketing automation. SlickText has been named a 2020 High Performer by G2 Crowd, and is a former Technology Innovator of the Year. The company has dual headquarters in Jamestown, NY and Nashville, TN. To learn more about SlickText, visit slicktext.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005308/en/ CONTACT: Media Hannah Davidson BLASTmedia for SlickText [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: SlickText Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005308/en By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Previous articleTransposit Among Industry Leaders Presenting at API- and DevOps-Focused Postman Galaxy Virtual ConferenceNext articleNew RapidAPI Developer Survey Highlights Accelerated API Adoption Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

American Frigate Arrives in Romania

first_img American Frigate Arrives in Romania View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Naval View post tag: Romania USS TAYLORThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., arrived in Constanta, Romania, for a scheduled port visit, April 28. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Arrives Taylor’s presence in Romania reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability the Black Sea region. Taylor’s arrival in Romania will give her crew the opportunity to engage with their Romanian counterparts in more than just an operational capacity. This visit will also serve to build understanding and strengthen the bonds between U.S. and Romanian Servicemembers.The U.S. Navy, on a normal and routine basis, operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with the Montreux Convention and International Law.Taylor is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security, conduct bilateral and multilateral training missions, and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region.U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other partners in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa. [mappress]Press Release, April 30, 2014; Image: US Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today American Frigate Arrives in Romania View post tag: Navy Share this article April 30, 2014 Training & Education View post tag: Americanlast_img read more

Staff Nurse

first_imgEducation N/A Hours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F Posting NumberTSU202280 Security Sensitive Position?Yes Official TSU TitleStaff Nurse Close Date Requires one to three years of related experience. Requires aworking knowledge of standard practices and procedures. 100% It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 State of Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse. % FTE Essential Duties Summary Some college or Associate Degree (A.A.) and/or vocational ortechnical school and/or specialized training orcertification. Required Licensing/Certification Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yescenter_img Under limited supervision, provides nursing services to students inthe University community. Work is performed within clinic environment with minimal exposureto hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Physical demands are usuallylimited to sitting or standing in one location much of the time.Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects of light weight may berequired. Position Details Working/Environmental Conditions Posting Details Desired start date UA EEO Statement Position End Date (if temporary) Grant TitleN/A Work Experience Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have some college or Associate Degree (A.A.) and/orvocational or technical school and/or specialized training orcertification?YesNo * Do you have one to three years of related experience?YesNo * Are you a State of Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse?YesNo Observes and screens patients, monitors vital signs, administersmedications, collects lab samples and reports patient’s conditionto physician. Refers patients to physician and schedulesappointments as appropriate. Assists with front office duties:greeting and directing patients and visitors, assisting studentswith checking in, answering phones, assisting with recordsmanagement. Assists the physician/nurse practitioner in providingfor specific health care needs of students. Prepares patient andnecessary equipment for examinations, and assists physician asnecessary. Renders first aid and assists in emergency situations.Informs the Director of Health of problems and emergencies.Conducts and participates in health care seminars and health fairson University campus to educate the University population aboutbasic health care. Consults with students to discuss healthproblems. Cleans and maintains equipment and exam/treatment roomsand restocks supplies and medications. Establishes and maintainsdepartmental files according to University policies, practices andprocedures and HIPAA / FERPA regulations. Performs otherjob-related duties as assigned.last_img read more

Assistant Professor – Special Education – Extensive Support Needs

first_imgDoctoral degree in Special Education or related field;Strong ability or potential to teach a variety of undergraduateand graduate courses addressing the California Teacher PerformanceExpectations (TPE’s) in the K-12 Special Education credential areaof Extensive Support Needs (ESN) formerly known as theModerate/Severe area; andDemonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparableexperience. The Department of Special Education at San José State Universityoffers graduate level programs, including three EducationSpecialist Teaching Credential programs for individuals who want toteach students and young children with disabilities. We also offera Master of Arts in Special Education and the opportunity forundergraduate students to receive a Minor in SpecialEducation.Our graduates are transformative educators and advocates for allchildren who work as change agents to improve the lives of theirstudents by addressing issues of equity in their classrooms andschools. They also have a strong knowledge base that allows them tocreatively meet the needs of a variety of student learners throughthe application of evidence-based practices. Most importantly, theyare passionate about teaching and learning for socialjustice.Our Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Early ChildhoodSpecial Education is ranked #34th in the nation and 2ndin the state for its excellence in preparing Special Educationleaders. Please review the Department of Special Education website( https://www.sjsu.edu/specialed/) for specific information about programs.The faculty, students, staff, alumni, and partners of the Connie L.Lurie College of Education are dedicated to creating meaningful,equitable, and inclusive learning experiences for our diversecommunity. We take an emancipatory stance in our teaching,research, and service activities. In collaboration with ourpartners across campus and in the community, we strive to make animpact by transforming our schools and shaping our society tobecome just and democratic. Our Lurie College family includesapproximately 55 tenured / tenure-track faculty, 100 lecturers, 20staff, and 1,800 students across seven different departments. Weare looking for colleagues who are dedicated to critically engagingin their teaching and research, who see strength in the diversityof our student community, and who are committed to challengingthemselves and the college as we seek to grow and strengthen ourwork.This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars who areinterested in launching a career at a teaching-centered institutionthat is a national leader in graduating historically underservedstudents. SJSU has achieved both Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander- ServingInstitution (AANAPISI) status. Moreover, 40% of our studentpopulation are first-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As aresult, we rank #1 nationally in increasing student upwardmobility.Required Qualifications Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date: July 20, 2021Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application Procedure – Application Due: December 1,2020Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Responsibilities : Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Inquiresmay be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Peg Hughes, [email protected] (preferred),408-924-3673The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. The University is committed toincreasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines,students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic andgender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 06, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close: Knowledge about core content subject matter, includingUniversal Design for Learning, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), lowincidence disabilities, mental health needs, andhandling/positioning practices;Minimum of two years of teaching in Special Education K-12settings, inclusive settings are preferred;Experience employing research/teaching about the intersectionsof disability, race, ethnicity, home language, national origin,sexual orientation, and gender identity;Excellence (or demonstrating the potential for excellence) inteaching and scholarship related to Extensive Support Needs;Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional,relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage andsupport historically underserved students;Familiarity with performance assessments as a means ofevaluating and supporting teacher candidates;Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work inpartnership with closely aligned districts and diverse communitypartners;Evidence or potential evidence of external grant support;andSuccessful university level teaching and supervisionfieldwork. Letter of interestCurriculum vitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages) thatdescribes what role faculty play in student successStatement of research plan (2 pages) that addresses therelationship of research activities to the classroom andteachingDiversity statement (2 pages) that discusses strategies forsupporting students historically marginalized in graduate levelprogramsThree references with contact information Teach courses in the credential area of Extensive Support Needsparticularly in the areas of curriculum, assessment and bilingualspecial education;Participate in the curriculum development and teaching of othercourses to meet the needs of a graduate program;Prepare teacher candidates to become transformative,justice-orient educators and are capable of addressing the needs ofstudent populations of great diversity – in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation –through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies andadvisement.Develop and sustain an ongoing record of focused scholarlyendeavors and participate in shared governance in department,college, and university committees and other community serviceassignments. 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No affordable houses built in Oxford

first_imgOxford County Council has revealed that not one affordable home was built in Oxford between April 2013 and April 2014. The Council also found that at least 30,000 new homes are needed to address the city’s housing crisis.Only 70 new homes were built in the period 2013-14. The council has highlighted that the construction dip is a “very short-term one”, as 1,350 homes were granted permission by the planning commission. However at this rate it would take 22 years for the required 30,000 homes to be constructed.Students at Oxford often have to rent privately in at least one year of their studies, and have been active in housing campaigns. This month’s ‘House of Commons’ protest occupied the University owned Old Power Station to hold a conference about the housing issue.According to University of Oxford Fees and Funding, typical accommodation costs, regardless of whether provided by the University or private sector, range between £116 and £149 per week (£132.5 per week on average). The University and OUSU compile these numbers after conducting a annual living costs survey.A study conducted by HSBC in August, which looked at Britain’s 20 highest populated University cities and towns, discovered that the most expensive self-catered accommodation is offered by the University of Oxford, at £137 per week. The cheapest rates are offered by Newcastle (£87), Leicester (£91), and Cardiff (£94).A spokesperson from the University commented for Cherwell “The University of Oxford provides extensive accommodation for its students: most colleges provide at least two and often three years of accommodation for undergraduates, in contrast to most universities, which provide one. The University is committed to creating more student accommodation to further ease pressure on the local rental market.”She added “The University and the colleges have made significant investments in providing additional student accommodation over the years. Over 500 additional accommodation places were available at 1 December 2013 compared with the same point in 2012, with a further 200 under construction.”last_img read more