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Punjabi Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgQuicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2911 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Posting NumberF00154P Department Location Posting Details Application Instructions Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Work Schedule 1.Have a master’s degree in the language being taught OR Bachelor’sin the language being taught AND Master’s in another language orlinguistics; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Posting Date Total Hrs per Week/Day * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Conditions Physical Demandscenter_img SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules The Institution Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Closing Date Position Summary All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. How and where to apply The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Assignment Responsibilities * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Job Posting TitlePunjabi Adjunct Assistant Professor * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Open ContinuouslyYes Work YearN/A * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Beginning and/or Ending Dates Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested.last_img read more

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Increase In Shigellosis Cases In Central Indiana

first_imgHealth officials are saying there has been a spike in shigellosis in Central Indiana. The contagious illness can cause abdominal cramping, fever vomiting and diarrhea, and is typically harsher on children.Shigellosis is spread from person to person and swallowing water in swimming pools can be a leading cause of the illness.“Every person who uses the pool has a responsibility to maintain a healthy swimming environment,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. “Swimmers should stay out of the pool if ill or recently ill, especially with diarrhea. This includes children wearing swim diapers, as swim diapers are not waterproof.”It can also be transferred by changing diapers poolside. People can also become infected by consuming food or drinks prepared by an infected person or handling or cleaning up stool.Symptoms usually begin 24 to 72 hours after exposure and last about four to seven days. Some people may have no symptoms, but can still spread the infection to others. Most people recover without treatment, but severe infections may require antibiotics.Shigellosis can be prevented by following these steps:Don’t swim when you have or recently had diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick.Practice good hygiene. Shower with soap before swimming and wash your hands after using the bathroom or changing diapers. Wash your hands before preparing food and before eating.Take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers in restrooms often, not at poolside..Clean food preparation work surfaces, equipment and utensils with soap and water before, during and after food preparation.Wash all produce before eating or cooking.Limit direct contact with others as much as possible when ill. This includes staying home from school, daycare or work, especially if employed as a food handler or health care worker.last_img read more

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RB Police Seek Suspect In Sexual Assault

first_imgRED BANK – Borough police are searching for Braulio Zeteno-Tiro, a 29-year-old borough resident who is wanted in connection with a sexual assault on an adult female that took place in the early morning hours of Dec. 3rdat a residence on West Westside Ave.According to police, Zenteno-Tiro knew the victim of the assault.The suspect is described as a Latino male, 200-220 pounds, with a stocky build, an olive complexion and short black hair.Police are asking anyone with information regarding Zenteno-Tiro’s whereabouts to contact Det. Juan Sardo at (732) 530-2700. Information may also be called in anonymously to the department’s tip line at (732) 450-9704.last_img read more

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HERE WE SNOW AGAIN – DODGY ROADS, SCHOOLS CLOSED AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES

first_imgHERE WE SNOW AGAIN across Donegal this Monday morning with weather warnings, schools closed and dangerous roads.Roads across the county are said to be hazardous once again with some tailbacks around major towns. Secondary roads are impassable in most areas.Although council gritters were once again out in force, but starved of salt by the NRA only 300km of main roads are being properly treated. And thousands of families who live away from the main routes will struggle today yet again in the worst weather crisis to hit Donegal in a generation – with -18C recorded locally last night.The weekend was a disaster for businesses. Trade was down by 50% – and many pubs and clubs were half-empty on a weekend when traditionally they are packed.Many people appeared to have listened to the advice of Gardai and the council with hundreds of Christmas parties and events being cancelled over the weekend.There were fresh snow falls in some northern and western parts of the county overnight. Shafted by the central Government and the NRA, Donegal was once again left without adequate salt supplies – and businesses suffered as shoppers stayed at home on what should have been the busiest shopping weekend of the year.Council senior Engineer Vincent Lynn said his staff have done their best.“The main roads are passable with care and that’s only because staff have been out all night. We are doing the best we can,” he said.At one stage Army personnel took to the streets of many towns in an attempt to clear footpaths.But it was a weekend to forget for businesses and communities. School concerts and carol services – so part of normal life at this time of the year – have been cancelled.A thaw may be on its way this Thursday or Friday, but somehow Christmas just doesn’t feel the same this year.HERE WE SNOW AGAIN – DODGY ROADS, SCHOOLS CLOSED AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES was last modified: December 20th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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25 Free Sans-Serif Fonts for Motion Design

first_imgThese 25 typefaces for motion design are much cooler than Helvetica and all 100% free.If you’re anything like me, one of the most frustrating parts of motion graphic design can be finding the right fonts to use in your projects. Because motion design is so different from still graphic design, many fonts don’t work well. This makes finding a useful typeface pretty challenging, especially in an overwhelmingly large library like daFont.To help with this problem, we consulted motion design experts and scoured the Internet in search of 25 of the best sans-serif fonts to use in motion graphic design. In the comments below, let us know if there are any additional typefaces that should be added to the list!Quick Note: While all of these typefaces are 100% free for download, different typefaces have different licensing agreements. Please reference the license for each font to confirm any possible usage restrictions.Start building your sans-serif font library! Here’s the Helvetica-free list:1. Kelson SansKelson Sans is a remake of the original Kelson type family. The block-style ascenders and descenders add a level of minimalism to the rounded design.Key Features: Consistent weight, minimal design, complete typefaceArtist: Bruno MelloDownload Kelson Sans2. NorwesterNorwester is a geometric sans-serif typeface that draws its inspiration from classic Americana design. Its thick weight and clean edges make it easily legible for viewers.Key Features: Full typeface, Americana design, thick weightArtist: Jamie WilsonDownload Norwester3. SciFlySciFly is a full typeface that has an inviting yet etherial design. Large open space in the letters make it to read.Key Features: Simple shapes, sci-fi undertones, wide countersArtist: Tommy HaaparantaDownload SciFly4. VincentVincent is a free font that was impressively created in 24 hours. Slanted edges and block design give homage to classic collegiate design.Key Features: Collegiate design, defined edges, extended x-heightArtist: Ben SuarezDownload Vincent5. DenseDense is an industry standard font that blends vintage and modern design. Dense comes in 3 different weights; all of which are extremely easy to read.Key Features: Geometric designs, sloped descenders, modern feelArtist: Charles DaoudDownload Dense6. LoveloLovelo is an bold typeface with an art deco style. The heavy weighted typeface also features a couple lined based iterations for added design elements.Key Features: Art Deco style, 2 line versions, geometic designArtist: Renzler DesignDownload Lovelo7. FairviewFairview is a condensed industrial sans-serif with both caps and small caps variations. Like Norwester, Fairview has classic Americana undertones that have notably square counters.Key Features: Industrial design, small caps, square countersArtist: Riley CranDownload Fairview8. LangdonAn uppercase-only typeface with a simulated drop shadow version. Langdon offers a very predictable but useful design.Key Features: Uppercase only, drop shadow version, consistent weightArtist: Steven BonnerDownload Langdon9. NexaNexa is an extremely bold, eye-catching typeface that is perfect for all things epic! Though Font Fabric features Nexa as a minimal font that is ideal for magazines, Nexa’s simple shapes make it easily maskable in After Effects.Key Features: Symmetrical letters, consistent weight,Artist: Font FabricDownload Nexa10. ArchiveArchieve is a playful, contemporary font that features rounded edges making it a little less “serious” than most sans-serif typefaces.Key Features: Rounded corners, circular stemsArtist: Slava KirilenkoDownload Archive11. Rambla AltRambla Alt is an alternative version of the classic Rambla font. It is notably distinct for it’s rounded counters and high heights.Key Features: Large counters, high x-heightArtist: Martin SommarugaDownload Rambla12. BariolThe artists who created Bariol says it is the perfect blend of formal and laid back. Bariol’s thin weighted fonts feature more formal edges, while heavier weighted fonts have a more playful tone.Key Features: Font variety, curved edges, formal toneArtist: AtipoDownload Bariol13. Moderne SansModerne Sans is a 1920’s inspired font that features both upper and lower case characters. Hints of art deco are mixed with modern greek letters.Key Features: Sharp edges, wide curves & countersArtist: Marius KempkenDownload Moderne Sans14. BikoBiko is a typeface designed to blend modern fonts with african design. The font features wide counters and higher-than-usual x-heights.Key Features: Tall x-height, upper & lower caseArtist:  Marco UgoliniDownload Biko15. FabricaFabrica was designed to be the most legible font in the world. Simple shapes and modern design give Fabrica a recognizable yet distinct feeling.Key Features: Thin design, basic shapesArtist: Alvin KwanDownload Fabrica16. NevisNevis is a typeface that tries to blend bold design with friendly curves. Its geometric shapes make it extremely easy to read.Key Features: Bold design, friendly toneArtist: Ten by TwentyDownload Nevis17. SansationWhile Sansation is considered a sans-serif typeface it looks somewhat like a serif font. It’s sloped ascenders give it some added ‘fun’.Key Features: Sloped ascenders, upper & lower caseArtist: Berned MontagDownload Sansation18. Adam.CG ProAdam is a font inspired by Futura. It draws on an art deco style to create an easy to read typeface.Key Features: Sharp edges, rounded counters, modern designArtist: Shrenik GanatraDownload Adam.CG Pro19. TracionAn extremely thick weighted typeface, Tracion is great for trailers and everything epic. As you can see in the example above, Tracion has some kerning issues so be prepared to adjust it.Key Features: Thick weight, serious tone,Artist: Marcus Lien GundersenDownload Tracion20. Code ProCode is an increasingly popular typeface used in every aspect of graphic design. It’s wide counters allow it to be easily masked in After Effects.Key Features: Rounded contours, symmetrical glyphsArtist: Font FabricDownload Code Pro21. Bebas NeueBebas Neue is an extremely popular typeface that can easily take your designs to the next level. It’s blocked-style letters give it a theatrical look.Key Features: Modern design, soft toneArtist: Ryoichi TsunekawaDownload Bebas Neue22. SimplificaSimplifica is a thin typeface that includes both upper and lower case letters. It plays homage to industry through it’s uniform design.Key Features: Thin weight, symmetrical designArtist: K A I W ADownload Simplifica23. KirvyNot quite as curvy as the name implies, Kirvy is a symmetrical typeface with a higher-than-usual x-height. It is a good blend of modern and urban design.Key Features: Urban undertones, sharp anglesArtist: Youssef HabchiDownload Kirvy24. BosunBosun is a modern fun interpretation of sans-serif typefaces. It has over 250 glyphs that can be used for your designing pleasure.Key Features: Fun design, slanted descendersArtist: Kid GrandiosDownload Bosun25. GoboldGobold is a good blend of epic and modern. Although it may be a little too elongated for most design situations, it’s simple shapes allow it to be easily manipulated.Key Features: Heavy weight, elongated heightArtist: Situjuh NazaraDownload GoBoldIf you are interested in learning more about using typefaces or want to take your motion graphic design skills to the next level, we highly suggest checking out the After Effects and Apple Motion sections of the PremiumBeat blog.Any fonts that should have made the list? 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Free tickets to Alab Pilipinas season opener

first_imgView comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Team owner Charlie Dy bared the news on social media.It’s a treat to our supporters. Free tickets. Just check @AlabPilipinas IG FB and Twitter accounts. Thanks @TheOfficialSMDC and @MOAArena pic.twitter.com/tFjlxSkp6sFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Charlie Dy (@SportsAgentCD) November 4, 2017 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Tamaraws regain solo 4th, oust Red Warriors Reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks is back in the fold for Alab, which tapped former NBA veteran Ivan Johnson and journeyman Reggie Okosa as imports. Joining them are ex-PBA veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer, and Josh Urbiztondo.Jimmy Alapag will also be making his head coaching debut against Hong Kong, which will parade Fil-German big man and top overall pick Christian Standhardinger as one of its imports.Details regarding the availability of the tickets will be posted soon on Alab Pilipinas’ social media accounts.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag and import Ivan Johnson. Photo by Mark GiongcoFilipino basketball fans are in for a treat as tickets to Tanduay Alab Pilipinas season opener in the Asean Basketball League will be free.Expect a full house on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena with the Philippines taking on defending champion Hong Kong.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

first_imgFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system.His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who President Donald Trump interviewed for the chairman post, said in an interview earlier this month with Politico that Trump did not appear to view the Fed as an independent body. He said Trump was direct about how he thought interest rates should be managed.Powell, in a speech in Stockholm, warned against taking that independence for granted given its recent success in keeping inflation low.“We must not forget the lessons of the past, when a lack of central bank independence led to episodes of runaway inflation and subsequent economic contractions,” Powell said in prepared remarks.Following Warsh’s comments regarding Trump, members of the Senate Banking Committee quizzed two of Trump’s nominees for the Federal Reserve Board, Richard Clarida and Michelle Bowman, about the importance of Fed independence.Both said yes when asked by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, whether they thought it was important for the Fed to remain free from White House influence. Clarida said that neither Trump nor any other member of his administration had said anything during his interviews that would be compromising to the Fed’s independence.“I had a number of meetings over several months with a number of officials, including the president, and in no meeting, at no time, did I ever have any reason to question the independence of the Federal Reserve,” Clarida said then.The double-digit inflation of the late 1970s is often blamed, in part, on then-Federal Reserve Chairman Arthur Burns, who was reluctant to raise short-term interest rates high enough to choke off inflation for fear of causing massive unemployment.Burns and other Fed officials were pressured by President Richard Nixon, who was leery of any political blowback from rising unemployment.Inflation remained high into the early 1980s until Paul Volcker, appointed Fed Chair by President Jimmy Carter, pushed short-term interest rates to nearly 20 per cent. That sparked a sharp recession, but it also reined in inflation.Powell spoke at a conference celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Riksbank, Sweden’s equivalent of the Fed.The Fed is also focused on making its actions transparent, Powell said, in order to bolster public support. That’s increasingly important at a time when “trust in government and public institutions is at historic lows,” he said.Research has shown that an independent central bank typically does a better job regulating banks and the broader financial system, Powell said.“There can be no macroeconomic stability without financial stability,” he said.___AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Karim Baratov sentenced to five years for major Yahoo security breach

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A Canadian young computer hacker who American investigators say unwittingly worked for Russian spies was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for his role in a massive security breach at Yahoo that U.S. federal agents say was directed by a Russian intelligence agency.U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria also fined Karim Baratov $250,000 during a sentencing hearing in San Francisco.Baratov, 23, pleaded guilty in November to nine felony hacking charges. He acknowledged in his plea agreement that he began hacking as a teen seven years ago and charged customers $100 per hack to access web-based emails. U.S. prosecutors allege he was “an international hacker for hire” who indiscriminately hacked for clients he did not know or vet, including dozens of jobs paid for by Russia’s Federal Security Service.Baratov, who was born in Kazakhstan but lived in Hamilton, charged customers to obtain another person’s webmail passwords by tricking them to enter their credentials into a fake password reset page.He was arrested in Hamilton in March 2017 under the Extradition Act after American authorities indicted him for computer hacking, economic espionage and other crimes.After Baratov’s guilty plea, his lawyers told reporters he hacked only eight accounts and did not know that he was working for Russian agents connected to the Yahoo breach.“He’s been transparent and forthright with the government since he got here,” lawyer Andrew Mancilla said at the time.In August 2017, Baratov decided to forgo his extradition hearing to face the charges in California. His Canadian lawyer at the time said that the move was to speed up the legal process.Meanwhile, U.S. prosecutors said in court papers that Baratov’s Russian-language website named “webhacker” advertised services for “hacking of email accounts without prepayment.”They said Russian security service hired Baratov to target dozens of email accounts using information obtained from the Yahoo hack. Prosecutors argued that Russia’s Federal Security Service targeted Russian journalists, U.S. and Russian government officials and employees of financial services and other private businesses.Baratov and his lawyers also said his work with the Russia spy agency was unwitting.The court documents allege Baratov claimed he could access webmail accounts maintained by Google and Russian providers such as Mail.Ru and Yandezx. He would provide customers with a screenshot of the hacked account and promised he could change security questions so they could maintain control of the account.The U.S. Justice Department also charged two Russian spies with orchestrating the 2014 security breach at Yahoo to steal data from 500 million users. Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev and Igor Anatolyevich remain at large and prosecutors believe they are living in Russia, which doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the United States.He is alleged to have collected more than $1.1 million in fees, which he used to buy a house and expensive cars.“Deterrence is particularly important in a case like this,” the judge said during the hearing. He rejected prosecutors call for a prison sentence of nearly 10 years, noting Baratov’s age and clean criminal record prior to his arrest.Lawyer Amedeo DiCarlo, who represented Baratov while he was in Canada, said in an email that Baratov is satisfied with the court’s decision.“The judge used all criteria possible to assist Karim and, given the time he had already served and the time expected to serve, he will be out in approximately three years,” DiCarlo said. “The justice system worked for a man who took responsibility and I’m sure he learned many lessons.”Baratov has been in custody since his arrest last year. He told the judge Tuesday that his time behind bars has been “a very humbling and eye-opening experience.”He apologized to those he hacked and promised “to be a better man” and obey the law upon his release. The judge said it is likely Baratov will be deported once he is released from prison.– With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Indigenous groups still want to buy stake in Trans Mountain after court

first_imgThe goal for Callihoo’s First Nation is to become a self-sufficient community that does not rely on government subsidies for the next seven generations, he said, and a stake in the pipeline project would go a long way to achieving that objective.The McMurray Metis are flourishing thanks to the economic opportunities provided by the oilsands, said chief executive officer Bill Loutitt, pointing to higher-than-average numbers of Aboriginal graduates in the region. The group will continue to push for a stake in Trans Mountain, he said.Loutitt said Trudeau’s government should pass legislation to urgently resume construction on the project in Alberta, while also fulfilling their obligations to consult and review tanker traffic impacts. It should consider including Alberta Indigenous groups in talks with B.C. First Nations, he added.“The one common thing that we’re concerned about is the environment,” he said. “But the way to take care of the environment is to be involved on the inside. That’s where you’re able to make the changes.” The McMurray Metis have opposed projects in the past and learned development usually happens regardless, he said, so the only difference is whether the community benefits from the project and has control over it.“I really see an opportunity for the coastal First Nations to be a big part in piloting these tankers and actually taking control of what’s going on in their backyard,” he said.But Rueben George, a representative of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, said he couldn’t imagine his community ever supporting the project or purchasing a stake.The Tsleil-Waututh commissioned its own 1,200-page environmental assessment and concluded the project was a threat not only to its traditional territories but to the global fight against climate change, he said.“This isn’t good for Canada. This isn’t good for the world,” he said.The community could have negotiated a mutual-benefits agreement worth millions but it chose to protect the land and water instead, he added.But George said he understands why dozens of First Nations signed agreements and why some want to go further and invest in the project. Indigenous Peoples are statistically not doing well in Canada and communities have to make hard choices to keep members fed and housed, he said.“In some communities in our country, we have 90 percent, 95 percent unemployment. I understand they have to make moves forward,” George said. “They have to look out for their people.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) “There are no shortcuts when it comes to consultation,” said Brad Callihoo, the chief executive officer of the Fort McMurray #468 First Nation. “(The ruling) identifies an issue that needs to be addressed. The system is broken when it comes to consultation and we need to fix it.”Canada has purchased the existing Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion and pledged to complete the expansion project, which would triple the line’s capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil a day and increase the number of tankers in Metro Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet seven-fold.Several First Nations in coastal and central B.C. filed lawsuits against the project, citing inadequate consultation. As they celebrated their win on the banks of Burrard Inlet on Aug. 30, dozens of construction workers from Callihoo’s First Nation were sent home from their jobs.Indigenous communities on either side of the pipeline fight say they respect each other’s stance and feel no sense of division between them. First Nations aren’t always going to agree, but all deserve meaningful consultation, said Callihoo.“Do I think there could be common ground for all the First Nations? Absolutely. But we have to be able to come to the table and meet the demands of the B.C. First Nations, just as (was done with) the Alberta First Nations.”Not all Aboriginal groups in B.C. oppose the project. Thirty-three First Nations signed mutual-benefits agreements with Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. before the expansion was taken over by the federal government, and Cheam First Nation Chief Ernie Crey has expressed interest in buying a stake.center_img VANCOUVER, B.C. – Some First Nations and Metis communities are determined to purchase an equity stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling that halted construction and potentially set the project back for years.The Federal Court of Appeal ruling quashed the government’s approval of the project, requiring it to examine the impacts of increased tanker traffic and consult more deeply with Aboriginal groups along the pipeline route.Indigenous groups in Fort McMurray, Alta., say they still want to invest in the project and believe the ruling creates an opportunity for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to get consultation right.last_img read more

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Syria says Trump position on Golan ignores international law

first_imgDamascus: The Syrian government on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump’s pledge to recognise Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, saying it flies in the face of international law. Trump on Thursday called the Golan — a strategic area seized from Syria in 1967 and annexed in a move never recognised by the international community — “of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” The Syrian government denounced his comments, saying they flagrantly disregarded international law. “The American position towards Syria’s occupied Golan Heights clearly reflects the United States’ contempt for international legitimacy and its flagrant violation of international law,” a foreign ministry source told the official SANA news agency. The source said Trump’s comments showed the extent of his administration’s bias towards Israel. They “once again confirmed the United State’s blind bias in favour of the Zionist occupation forces and its unlimited support for their aggressive actions.” The source accused the US of stoking tensions and threatening international stability, and urged members of the international community to stand against such positions and act in accordance with international law. “The statements of the US president and his administration on the occupied Syrian Golan will never change the fact that the Golan was and will remain Arab and Syrian,” the source said. The Arab League echoed the Syrian government’s position.last_img read more

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