Scoa Nigeria Plc ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgScoa Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Summer Jobs Needed for Apopka Youth Works Program

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The City of Apopka and CareerSource Central Florida are recruiting local businesses to provide free seasonal employment and job mentoring to high-schoolers enrolled in Apopka Youth Works.The successful summer work program is expanding in its second year to accommodate 75 students for seven weeks of career education and on-site work experience beginning in June. Jobs are open to Apopka high-school juniors and seniors from moderate- to low-income families. For many, it is their first chance to work in a real-world business environment and try out their many talents.Business participants get young and energetic summer workers at no cost. All that is needed is a safe and supervised workplace. The experience can help to prepare each student for a lifetime of work.Interested businesses should contact Shakenya Harris-Jackson at [email protected] or call (407) 703-1819. For more information about Apopka Youth Works,visit for more details.Returning businesses already signed up this year include the Coca-Cola Company, Bam B Enterprises / McDonald’s, LAN-on-Demand, Hope Community Center and Andrade & Vellon Law Firm.Last year, CareerSource sponsored 20 of the students with $38,400 funded through the Workforce Investment Act. That federal program was completely updated in 2014 to provide $3 billion nationally for state and local work training programs for youth and adults. The City of Apopka sponsored 12 students for about $29,040.This summer’s expanded program is open to 75 students. The combined contributions between the two agencies will be more than $180,000. Student applications are available now on the Apopka Youth Works website.Apopka Youth Works includes a week-long training program – Workplace Essentials – to provide 24 hours of essential lessons such as how to write an effective résumé and cover letter, interview techniques, communication skills, conflict resolution, and professional workplace etiquette.Students also participate in the United States Conference of Mayors’ DollarWise Campaign. DollarWise provides youth with financial literacy curricula targeting money management skills. By completing 5 online education modules, students are eligible to win Apple iPads and other prizes.Students spend seven weeks at work. Participating businesses have the opportunity to hire students while the program provides the training and pay. Students earn at least $8.25 an hour for 30 hours a week during the summer. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCity of ApopkaSummer JobsYouth Works Program Previous articleSouth Apopka Ministerial Alliance Lobbies for Single Member DistrictsNext articleBonfire Distracts Drivers on 441 West of Bradshaw Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Former president to speak at Neeley conference

first_imgLinkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Jessica Ranck is a junior journalism major from San Diego, California. She currently serves as the Greeks/SGA/SDS editor for TCU 360. Jessica Ranck Jessica Ranck Linkedin Previous articleSchlossnagle joins Gary Patterson as winningest coachesNext articleComedian Jimmy Tatro drops back into school Jessica Ranck RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Political involvement remains low among TCU students Facebook Jessica Ranck Facebook Closures continue on I-35 Jessica Ranck McLeland Tennis Center kicks off celebration with a serve Jessica Ranck Twitter Gender gap increases in colleges around the nation Twitter + posts ReddIt ReddIt printNow that he’s done with the White House, former President George W. Bush is headed to the Brown-Lupton University Union.Bush is coming to campus to speak on Friday about investing. The 43rd president’s visit is part of the Neeley School of Business’s 14th annual Investment Strategies Conference.The TCU Endowment Office and the Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies are hosting the event and were in charge of inviting speakers, including the former president.“The reaction has been very strong, even stronger than we expected,” said Jim Hille, TCU’s chief investment officer.Junior marketing major Spencer Traver said he is excited for TCU to host the former president.“All political views aside, George Bush served during one of the most crucial presidential terms in American history and united people,” Traver said. “To bring him promotes ideas of building a stronger community, starting with individuals in the business school.”Bush will give insight into his time in office and how decisions are made at a policy level.Contractual details regarding Bush’s compensation for speaking are private, said Elaine Cole,  a public relations manager for the Neeley School of Business. The costs for the 2016 conference are being covered by a combination of sponsors, ticket sales and TCU funds.Tickets for the event are sold out but were free for TCU students, faculty and staff who registered to attend.The conference will be held in the D.J. Kelly Alumni Center on Friday, Feb. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon will take place in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom.CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story said Spencer Traver was attending the investment conference. He is not attending the conference. Former President George W. Bush campaigns for his brother Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Feb. 15 in South Carolina. Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign this weekend. TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Russian journalist deported, banned from returning for five years

first_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russian journalist deported, banned from returning for five years News Receive email alerts “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go further Russian TV reporter Rodion Marinichev was given 24 hours to leave the country after his arrest yesterday in Minsk and was banned from returning for five years. His deportation came just days after President Alexander Lukashenko urged his government to rein in news media which, in his view, have been “creating the panic” that is the cause of the country’s current economic crisis.“We condemn the government’s tendency to blame the media for every crisis,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The protests against the elections last December, the Minsk metro bombing and now the economic crisis have all been used as pretexts to crack down harder on the media. The expulsion of another foreign journalist fpr trying to cover events in Belarus is intolerable.”The correspondent of the Russian TV station Dozhd, Marinichev was arresting immediately after interviewing Irina Khalip, the Belarusian correspondent of the Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta, who was given a two-year suspended jail sentence on 16 May. His video recording of theinterview was erased.Andrey Bastunets of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) described Marinichev’s deportation as illegal. That fact that he did not have government accreditation was not grounds for expelling him, he said.Deporting foreign journalists is starting to become a habit for the Belarusian government. Alexander Loshmankin, a Russian journalist who founded the human rights website Svoboda, was arrested as he was about to cover an opposition demonstration on 24 March. After being held for three days, he learned that his accreditation had been rescinded and he had to leave the country.President Lukashenko, who is on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom, lashed out at the media during a meeting on the economic crisis on 27 May.“I won’t name any names to avoid giving them publicity, but the government must do everything it can to ensure they are no longer present in our country,” he said, going on to accuse the Russian media of being the most “hysterical” and of portraying Belarusians as “savages” with nothing in their shop windows. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Belarus News Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Japan must look into the suspicious fall of journalist investigating links between Prime Minister and mafia

first_img News August 28, 2018 – Updated on September 4, 2018 Japan must look into the suspicious fall of journalist investigating links between Prime Minister and mafia JapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence Receive email alerts JapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimeViolence RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom Shunsuke Yamaoka, 59, founder of the Japanese-language investigation website Access Journal, was seriously injured on August 7th after a 20-step fall that gave him a fractured shoulder and 7 stitches in the forehead in the stairs of Tokyo’s Shinjuku subway station. The incident costed Yamaoka a day in the hospital and more than a month of recovery. The journalist is convinced that his fall was not accidental.The independent journalist, who investigated possible links between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Japanese mafia, claims that he has received numerous threatening letters and faced an attempted fire at his house over the past years. According to Yamaoka, the police refused to launch an investigation as “there is no surveillance camera covering the area” of the incident.”Considering the subject that the journalist was covering, such an unnatural fall merits a serious investigation, which is clearly not being done right now” said Cedric Alviani, director of the East Asia office of Reporters Without Borders ( RSF). Alviani calls on the Shinjuku Police Station “to peel all the surveillance videos in the surrounding area, to call for witnesses to clear up the fall and to look into all the threats that the journalist received.”Since Nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in 2012, Japanese journalists have complained of a general climate of mistrust and hostility towards them, especially when they are dealing with the government.Japan ranks 67th out of 180 in the Press Freedom Index 2018 established by RSF. News Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Japan May 5, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls on Japanese authorities to shed light on the suspicious fall of a journalist, who is known for his investigation in the supposed links between the prime minister and the mafia, that caused him to be hospitalized. RSF_en News Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” November 19, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go further September 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Changes to social distancing rules considered for hospitality sector

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Changes to social distancing rules considered for hospitality sector Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 9, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img The National Public Health Emergency Team’s considering changing the social distancing rules for the hospitality sector. The 2 metre guideline could be reduced to 1 metre, but only for periods when the Covid-19 transmission rate is low across the country.Thousands of workers in hotels, pubs and restaurants may not be able to return to their jobs if the 2 metre rule isn’t relaxed.4 more people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,683, while there have been 25,207 confirmed cases.There are no new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal again, with the number still standing at 471.Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says social distancing is being kept under review for the tourism industry:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Previous article‘Do the right thing’ – Family of hit & run victimNext articleInvestigation launched into Derry pipe bomb attack News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Former officer who killed Rayshard Brooks should be jailed for violating bond, DA says

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News(ATLANTA) — The former Atlanta police officer charged with the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot in June could be facing imprisonment for allegedly violating the conditions of his bond agreement.Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard filed a motion Tuesday to revoke former officer Garrett Rolfe’s bond, after Howard ‘s office was notified that Rolfe had left the state “for a short vacation.”“While his bond does not preclude out of state travel, we wanted to make you aware of this,” Rolfe’s attorney Bill Thomas wrote to members of Fulton County’s District Attorney Office on August 3, according to court documents.After receiving the email, the state of Georgia contacted the company responsible for Rolfe’s monitoring. Rolfe’s location history indicates that he entered Florida the morning of August 2, the day before his lawyer’s email to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.The District Attorney’s office said Wednesday that it was unclear if Rolfe had returned to Atlanta yet.The state had no prior knowledge of Rolfe’s travel and said it is unaware of any special permission given by the court for travel outside of the jurisdiction, Howard said in the motion.Rolfe was granted $500,000 bond on June 30, partly under the condition that he adhere to a curfew and only leave the home for medical, legal, or work reasons. Howard states in the motion that Rolfe “has clearly shown that he will not abide by the conditions of bond imposed by the Court.” He requested the judge revoke his bond and remand him to custody.Brooks’ widow Tomika Miller says she was shocked to hear allegations that the former officer who gunned down her husband potentially violated court orders and went on a beach vacation.“I was baffled when I heard about this. It was very hurtful. It let me know that Officer Rolfe did not care about what the judge had laid down, as well as caring about how anyone else would feel,” Miller said. “I’m hurt and again I’m just wondering when will justice be served. When will things change?”Miller, who tearfully pleaded that the judge not grant Rolfe bond at the hearing in June, said something should be done in response to Rolfe’s possible bond violation.Miller’ attorney, Chris Stewart, echoed her disbelief that Rolfe would go on vacation after killing Brooks and in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.“I believe that a lot of us would love to be on vacation,” Stewart said. “And it was mind-blowing to see that Officer Rolfe decided to ignore the court rules and regulations and standards that have been set upon him for his bond.”Stewart also questioned Rolfe’s lawyer’s reported defense that the judge did not explicitly state Rolfe could not leave the state.“If that’s the situation, then the entire situation for bonds and the detail that’s needed in these is going to be tragically destroyed,” Stewart said. The judge, said Stewart, “was very clear that officer Rolfe was not supposed to leave the state.”Stewart said he is waiting for the judge to enforce the law and he hopes that Rolfe’s bond will be revoked.“Officer Rolfe should not be vacationing in Florida, which we believe is a full violation of his bond and furthermore shows the mental state of this officer to feel that he can just go on vacation after being charged with the murder of Rayshard Brooks,” Stewart said.Brooks was killed on June 12 after a Wendy’s employee called police to complain that Brooks was passed out behind the wheel of a car in the drive-thru lane, according to police.Officer Devin Brosnan was the first to arrive on the scene and knocked on Brooks’ window but could not wake him up. Body camera video showed Brosnan opening the door and shaking Brooks awake.Rolfe responded to the scene when Brosnan radioed a dispatcher saying he needed a DUI-certified officer.When officers tried to put Brooks in handcuffs, Brooks struggled, wrestled with both officers on the ground, and then grabbed Brosnan’s stun gun.Surveillance video showed Brooks running through the parking lot as the officers chased after him. While fleeing, Brooks appeared to shoot the stun gun at Rolfe, who drew his weapon and opened fire. Brooks died from two gunshot wounds to his back, the medical examiner determined.Rolfe’s lawyers said the killing was in self-defense and that it was legally justified.In a news conference in June, District Attorney Howard also alleged that video of the incident showed Rolfe kicking Brooks as Brooks lay dying on the ground, and Brosnan standing on Brooks’ shoulder. But during Rolfe’s bond hearing, another one of Rolfe’s attorney, Noah Pines, denied that Rolfe kicked Brooks after shooting him.Brosnan, who has been placed on administrative leave from the police department, was charged with two counts of violations of oath and one count of aggravated assault for allegedly standing on Brooks’ shoulder after Brooks was shot by Rolfe. Brosnan surrendered to authorities on June 18 and was released on $50,000 bail.One factor in the judge’s decision to grant Rolfe bond in June was her determination that he was not a flight risk. She noted that Rolfe did not attempt to flee after the Fulton County District Attorney announced murder charges against him on June 17, and she gave him more than a day to voluntarily surrender.“We have the answer to that one,” Justin Miller, an attorney for Brooks’ family, said after being informed that Rolfe had left the state. “That is flight. He is actually gone.”On Tuesday Rolfe’s attorneys began fighting another legal battle to reinstate Rolfe’s position with the Atlanta Police department.Rolfe’s lawyers filed a petition seeking an order that would require the city of Atlanta to follow city ordinances which provide its employees with due process, including notice and an opportunity to be heard, before they can be fired in connection with allegations of misconduct, according to a statement.“The City of Atlanta willfully and blatantly failed to abide by these ordinances, firing Garrett Rolfe within days of his lawful use of force on June 12, 2020,” reads a statement on behalf of Rolfe’s attorneys.A representative for Rolfe’s legal team told ABC News they have no comment at this time on allegations he violated the conditions of his bond.There is no hearing date set for Howard’s motion to revoke Rolfe’s bond.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Knowledge – an invaluable asset

first_img Comments are closed. Nurturing and retaining knowledge is key to efficient business for now and the future. Stephanie Sparrow looks at how companies are making the most of informationThe global gathering of HR professionals breathed a sigh of relief when one of their major headaches came out in the open last week.At the Human Resources World Conference in Paris, IBM HR president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Frederico Castellanos came clean about two of the key problems facing HR professionals: the pressures of rapid change and the need to get to grips with knowledge management.“In terms of finding the right people, anything goes – it is a real fight, especially with new skills that are at the leading edge of technology,” he said. “The problem is that skills you need today you don’t necessarily need tomorrow and the disturbing thing is that I have no idea what I will I need in 10 years from now.”His statement clarifies what many knew was on its way, that the issue of knowledge management is firmly in the HR arena and the profession had better get to grips with managing this invisible, yet invaluable asset fast.Another call to arms came at the end of last month when management development institute Roffey Park published research on Developing a Knowledge Creating Culture (Personnel Today, 30 May). Report author Christina Evans says, “HR has an influential role to play in ensuring that the organisation identifies and develops the intellectual capital needed to meet the business objectives.”But she admits, “The pace of change within organisations today is making it difficult to keep abreast of existing knowledge, let alone identify what knowledge will be needed in the future.”SwampedMany organisations have no idea what they know now or what they need to know for the future while being simultaneously swamped by too much information (which is distinctly different from “knowledge”). Separate research, featured in KPMG Consulting’s latest report on knowledge management shows that 65 per cent of the blue chip firms and multinationals surveyed were suffering from information overload and 62 per cent did not have enough time to share knowledge effectively. The potential for information overload has increased because technological advances mean that it is easier to circulate information. These leaps forward have been accompanied by IT professionals gaining an increased influence. Roffey Park’s Evans is blunt. “HR has come under a lot of criticism as it is perceived as not necessarily taking a proactive stance in the area of knowledge management. In many organisations it is business teams or IT teams that have taken the lead.”The problem is compounded by the pace of change. Back at KPMG, principal consultant in Knowledge Management Practice, John Howells identifies the pressures. “The increasing globalisation of companies, along with the geographical spread, new working practices such as homeworking and new technology means that companies need to structure their approach to knowledge management,” he says. In other words, there are too many opportunities for the left hand not to know what the right hand is doing.But before the HR profession collectively hangs its head in total despair positive examples of people management professionals making a difference are beginning to emerge.At ICL, Elizabeth Lank was picked from a management development role by the incoming CEO Keith Todd, nearly four years ago, to work as programme director, mobilising knowledge. “I am a catalyst not a function,” she says. “I persuade ICL’s leaders to do things.”Lank has been successful in getting a handle on knowledge management in a fast-moving, global business with 21,000 employees because she was encouraged to think in terms of “the corporate knowledge asset”.“I asked, ‘What skills do we have, what projects have we done and whose doing what with the customers?’” she says. She advises that planning for the future is left to the scenario experts. “You could spend a lot of time guessing. It’s more about keeping up with needs as the customer defines them and concentrating on the skills and issues that will help the business now.”Culture remitAt management consultancy and IT services group Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, HR director Robert Ingram sits on the organisation’s global knowledge management steering group where he has a company culture remit. “There are other people on that team who are involved in capturing the knowledge, so the culture and technology aspects work together,” he says. Ingram believes it is possible to keep information overload in check and encourage a knowledge culture.“It is important to have the right culture,” he says. “You can have all the IT processes in the world but they will be wasted if you don’t.”In this context, the “right” culture is an open one and it can be reflected and encouraged through recruitment and appraisal.“We look for people willing to share knowledge and keen to build on others’ knowledge,” says Ingram. “We encourage people to look at what their colleagues have done and build on that first.”As Ingram explains, in a knowledge management environment the people who share their ideas “are demonstrating their value”. There needs to be a mix of people giving ideas freely and others accepting them. He sees a very positive role for HR professionals in maintaining their influence by encouraging knowledge sharing while managing the flow of information and dispels the mystique. “We’re developing a repository of skills and client requirements,” he says. “Knowledge management is a matter of sorting the wheat from the chaff and of making sure that useful things are available – the 100 reusable items that need to be retained.” Previous Article Next Article Knowledge – an invaluable assetOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Application Specialist

first_imgPosting Details Job TitleApplication Specialist Application Instructions Department Code36301-1600 About the Syracuse area LocationSyracuse, NY Job CategoryStaff In addition to completing an online application, please attach aresume and cover letter. Qualifications Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable Responsibilities Experience with NetSuite Enterprise system preferred andmaintenance of an enterprise solutions. Strong problem-solvingskills with an emphasis on software knowledge, installations anduse. Experience with go-live and post go-live preferred. Experiencewith People Soft preferred. General understanding of internetprotocols including DNS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP Experience with databaseadministration, including configuration, design performancemonitoring, security, troubleshooting, backup and data recovery.Experience with cloud services. Skill to interact and communicatepositively with other staff and customers. Ability to create clearand effective policy and disseminate the information. Skill andability to handle stressful situations, multiple deadlines in acalm professional manner. Knowledge and ability to effectivelyutilize equipment in daily routines as well as unforeseenemergencies. Monitor all the software application required for the successfuldaily campus store and retail operations. Collaborate with systemprovider to ensure proper integration of the applications. Workclosely with provider and related vendors to troubleshoot problems.Maintain and respond to help ticket system to address performanceissues. Develop test plans to verify logic of new or modifiedapplications. Install and monitor required updates to keep systemrunning optimally. Maintain system documentation, formulate, anddefine system scope and objectives based on changing user needs.Understand the workflow and process requirements of business unitsrelated to the application. Provide advice and training to endusers. Analyze and revise existing system logic difficulties anddocumentation, as necessary. Maintain compatible system hardwareand suggest upgrades as appropriate. Install, or upgrade systemsoftware where appropriate provide routine automation; maintainsecurity policies; troubleshoot; train or supervise staff; or offertechnical support for projects. Work collaboratively with the staffof ITS and Data Systems of Auxiliary Services where appropriate tomaintain university compliance and security. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-actioninstitution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassmentbased on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, nationalorigin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by applicable law to theextent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy coversadmissions, employment, and access to and treatment in Universityprograms, services, and activities. Physical Requirements Job TypeFull-time Job #036763 FLSA StatusExempt Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, socialactivities, governance, and all other aspects of campus lifereflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. TheUniversity community recognizes and values the many similaritiesand differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we arecommitted to preparing students to understand, live among,appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and worldmade up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and genderidentities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a communitythat celebrates and models the principles of diversity andinclusivity. Job Posting Date01/19/2021 Full Consideration By Staff LevelS4center_img Quick Link Tools/Equipment Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and themilitary-connected community through its educational programs,community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. Monitor all the software applications required for the successfuldaily campus store and retail operations. Collaborate with systemand software provider to ensure proper integration of theapplications. Work closely with provider and related vendors totroubleshoot problems through resolution. List problems forcorrection and monitor the point of sale system and requiredsoftware applications. Document and analyze potential correctiveactions and communicate with vendor and affected staff.Troubleshoot and repair devices that could include networkswitches, routers, printer servers, remote access services, andcloud services. Direct vendor to ensure proper integration of theapplications.Plan, coordinate, test and communicate changes, upgrades,maintenance schedule and new services required for optimal systemutilization. Develop test plans to verify logic and workflow of newor modified applications. Install and monitor required updates tokeep system running optimally. Maintain system documentation,formulate, and define system scope and objectives based on changinguser needs. Understand the workflow and process requirements ofbusiness units related to the application.Manage appropriate hardware keeping it up to date and functioningwith required software, suggesting upgrades as appropriate.Install, or upgrade system software where appropriate promoteautomation; maintain security policies; Evaluate current proceduresand practices for accomplishing department objectives and developand implement improved procedures and practices.Oversee and maintain access controls and security clearancesaccording to store policies and procedures. Provide advice,guidance and training to end users including full, part-time andstudent staff. Troubleshoot; and offer technical support forprojects. Offer best practices standards. Monitor system usage toensure proper utilization and maximum success. Analyze and reviseexisting system logic, as necessary. Set up administrator andservice accounts including use of hierarchy and restrictions basedon necessity and security. Regularly develop training sessions withthe introduction of new or updated software.Work collaboratively with the staff of the University’s ITSdepartment and Data Systems of Auxiliary Services where appropriateto maintain university compliance and security of the system.Ensure our campus wide integrations are transferring correctly andwith accurate timely information. Compile and monitor agreementsneeded to purchase additional equipment or for licenses renewalsand collaborate with appropriate university officials.Maintain current knowledge of relevant and emerging technologiesand business processes. Review the governing regulations to ensureproper store support. Responds to events that could potentially bea security threat to the store, personnel, and property. Managebackup process and perform data recovery as needed. Log and trackservice requests in the established ticketing system, prioritizeand escalate jobs as required. College Degree preferred in a related field, such as computerscience, information technology, electronics engineering, orcomputer engineering. 5+ years in the computer related field withStrong and expert proficiency with MS Office applications, hardwareand software maintenance. Experience with Business OperatingSystems required. Oracle NetSuite Enterprise System preferred.Point of Sale ( POS ) experience preferred. Experience in a fastpaced retail environment a plus. CampusSyracuse, NY Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic centerof New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New YorkCity. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. Thearea offers a low cost of living and provides many social,cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shoppingvenues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range ofseasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing andsnow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trailsalong the Erie Canal. Syracuse University is a private, international research universitywith distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and anundeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New YorkState, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,Syracuse University offers a quintessential collegeexperience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: apioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more thana quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a studentpopulation from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. 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George’s Candies: An Ocean City Tradition Always Looking for Something New

first_imgGeorge’s Candies New Location for Summer 2016Something’s cooking at 7th St. and the Boardwalk: George’s Candies is whipping up batches of award winning macaroons, just as they have since 1954.But something new is brewing as well, just down the boards. What can only be described as a George’s super store. The new location will be much larger and not only offer George’s traditional “ ‘Roons” salt water taffy, ice cream, fudge and too many other assorted treats to mention here, but also full breakfasts cooked to order, gifts, toys and much more.The new location was born out of a space issue. People were simply too crowded at 7th St. and at peak times waited in a long line to enjoy one of George’s 50 flavors of homemade ice cream, said owner Bill Westerman, now preparing for his 21st summer with the store.  He took over for his parents “Big” Bill and Janet, who bought the business from founder George Koukoulis in 1974.That’s 42 years of family ownership.“When you’ve been at it that long, you can tell from the weather and the size of the crowd on the boardwalk how many macaroons to make,” Bill the younger says.His parents are still in the store working hard with the entire staff for another banner season, Westerman said. Until recently Big Bill, a CPA, was still doing the books for the business and Janet is still in the kitchen making many of the treats.“I just try to emulate them” Bill says of his business model. “There is never a shortcut and we always use the finest ingredients. Everything is made fresh and we don’t put anything in a freezer.  People who come to Ocean City love their traditions.  We try to anticipate what people will like and we don’t ever want a customer to be disappointed.”That means a lot more retail space at the new store.“We will actually have room for displays and a 60-ft. long candy counter,” he said. Westerman prides himself on the homemade ice cream, which should now be more readily accessible to customers.  They have 42 flavors which he calls “tried and true” and eight other flavors are rotated in and out of the offerings in an effort to see what will catch on, he said.  An example is a flavor Bill calls “Motor Oil”, an indulgent concoction featuring two different types of chocolate, topped with hot fudge.  Or his Jersey Peach with real chunks of local peaches mixed in…but get it while you can; its only available when local peaches are in season.As for toys and gifts, Westerman is always looking for something different. You can find traditional offerings like flip-flops, boogie boards and toys, but everything has an exotic edge.  “Sometimes you take a chance and you make a mistake and it goes out the back door, but most times people tell us ‘we always come here because you don’t have the same old things.’ We strive for everything we offer to be the best it can possibly be and at a reasonable price.”In addition to the stores, customers can call George’s at 609-398-4444 or check out the website at “same old thing” will never change under Westerman’s watch and that is “what we butter our bread” with: the world-famous, Macaroons.“I describe them as pure goodness,” he says with a laugh. “People come from all over to enjoy them. We make them with the finest ingredients and they are always 100 percent fresh. We even chop them up to make Macaroon-flavored ice cream.”That’s Georges for you: One of Ocean City’s longest Boardwalk traditions, but always with a new twist.last_img read more