Assistant /Associate Professor of Art/Department Chair (FT049

first_imgCLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions ofhigher education in the southeast. With rigorous student-focusedacademic programs and a faculty comprised of world-class scholars,these attributes have contributed to the U.S. News and World Reportranking Claflin ninth in its 2021 list of the nation’s tophistorically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). Claflin is theonly HBCU in South Carolina in this “Top Ten” ranking. Claflin hasearned a place among the Top 10 HBCUs in the publication’sprestigious ranking for 10 consecutive years. U.S. News and WorldReport also ranked Claflin University ninth overall among theschools in the Best Regional Colleges in the South rankings.REPSONSIBILITIES: The Art Department seeks tohire a chairperson that will be a visionary leader for a historicdepartment at Claflin University. This person should be familiarwith NASAD accreditation and art in the secondary school system.Responsibilities will include but not limited to: recruiting,supervising and evaluating faculty, fundraising, managingdepartmental budget, teaching Art courses, academic advising,research and grantsmanship, service to the University andcommunity, scholarly research, and other professional andsupervisory activities. Preferred candidate should have experiencein Art and Design. Candidate should be familiar with interactivemedia and art technology in general. This person would also serveas the Director of the Arthur Rose Museum.QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate mustpossess experience in college level teaching and advising.Doctorate or terminal degree in an Art or Design related field isstrongly preferred.SALARY: Commensurate with experience.APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should complete a ClaflinUniversity Faculty Application located on our website Please visit:(https://careers-claflin.icims.com/jobs)Official transcripts will be required upon appointment. Please senda letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies oftranscripts of all graduate work, three current letters ofrecommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails ofat least five references. Send all the above materials via emailto: Dr. Isaiah McGee, DeanSchool of Humanities and Social SciencesClaflin University400 Magnolia St.Orangeburg, SC 29115Email: [email protected]last_img read more

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Why a “kink collective” is getting pushed out of Bed-Stuy

first_img(Credit: iStock)A kink collective plans to move out of Bedford-Stuyvesant following weeks of outcry spearheaded by one of the businesses’ neighbors.Charlotte Taillor moved her business into Bed-Stuy from a more expensive location in Crown Heights, and her neighbor Laurie Miller started to notice men coming and going from the house in January, according to the New York Times. Miller soon put up fliers asking to meet with the block association and urging locals to call the police and community board about what she called “a gentlemen’s sex club” with “no business” being in the neighborhood.Taillor started her business in 2016 as a community center to help educate people, specifically women, about B.D.S.M. Although she has given into pressure from the neighborhood and plans to move the business, Taillor still defended her business and stressed in particular that it was not a sex club.“Nobody is allowed to have sex on the premises,” she told the Times. “Even me.”Taillor is raising money for moving costs and a new space, but will not be able to move until April. Miller, who has lived in the neighborhood since 1974, told the Times that she still felt unsafe with The Taillor Group next door.“Not until she’s out,” Miller said. “That’s when I’ll breathe a sigh of relief.” [NYT] – Eddie Small This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Barbados rejects ‘money laundering country’ label

first_imgThe Barbados government has described as “misleading” the decision by the United States to list the island as a major money laundering base.Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said that “Barbados is duty bound to state its position on this finding, which it considers to be misleading”.The statement issued by the Office of the Attorney General noted that Bridgetown had become aware of the 2016 report by the US State Department naming Barbados among a number of countries which Washington regards as major money laundering countries.“In respect of Barbados, the report cited a number of generic methods of money laundering that may be found in any country.  While the areas of criminal activity cited are present in the country, Barbados’ best intelligence does not support the view that they are at proportions which would have a significant impact on the local economy, or cause the faintest ripple in the international financial sector.”The statement said that Barbados has deployed significant resources to combat criminal activity of every description. In particular, major resources have been directed to combating financial crime, including money laundering and fraud.The statement from the Office of the Attorney General noted that the illegal drugs trade is the crime which is of greatest concern in the country.“This trade gives birth to other criminal activity. For instance, it is believed that the importation and use of unlicensed firearms is closely connected to the drugs trade. The drugs trade is also the most profitable acquisitive crime on the island; hence, it has potential implications for the financial sector. These threats are understood and are being addressed with some degree of success.”“This emphasis was thought necessary because the competent authorities have recognized that the trade in illegal drugs and its offshoots have the greatest potential to distort the local economy.  However, there is a big gap between potential and actuality.  Policies and programmes are in place to ensure that this potential never becomes reality.”last_img read more

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Christmas Parade marks start of holiday season

first_imgLa Follette Librarian Nancy Green served as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Christmas Parade.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The 2019 Christmas Parade was Saturday night at 6 pm in Downtown La Follette.  WLAF’s Charlie and Lindsey Hutson attended with cameras in hand and share their photos HERE.Here is the long list of all those who helped make the Christmas Parade a reality.2019 Christmas DonationsTerry’s Pharmacy – Premier Christmas Parade SponsorGold SponsorsPyro ShowsPeoples Bank of the SouthCharley’s PizzaImagine Dance StudioSilver SponsorsShort- Redmond FordNorris Lake Boat Center (JMS Girls Basketball )WLAF AM FM TV & DOTCOMClassic Sign & TrophyHome Federal BankLindsay’s Carpet and Paint CenterWoodmen of The WorldHolston GasWender FurnitureDixie Ready Mix Concrete Co.LUB – La Follette Utilities BoardCross-Smith Funeral HomeCampbell County HMACommunity Trust BankBig O’s Git & GoFazoli’sRice OilWoodson’s Cash StoresMaynard’s Wrecker ServiceSweat’s Wrecker ServiceLa Follette Housing AuthorityKash & Karry Building SupplyOther DonationsLa Follette Church of GodLowesMcCloud Mountain RestaurantFields Real EstateDeerfield ResortLitho-Craft Printing and Office SupplyORNL Federal Credit UnionLa Follette Eye ClinicE.E.Hill & Son InsuranceMartin-Wilson Funeral HomeShirley Fox RogersLyk-Nu Auto Collision and Service CenterIdeal FloristByrge Screen PrintingDump Your JunkGamble MotorsUnited Cumberland BankSave-A-LotWal-MartFood CityIGAHollingsworth’s Meat MarketMama Lisa’s PizariaDominosPL MarketThe Royal Lunch Room aka The Pool RoomJudy’s GroceryKatiesQuick Shop(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/09/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE & LINDSEY HUTSON)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

first_imgThe thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus. Facebook said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 that the “video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.” (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus.Facebook said Wednesday that the “video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.”A few hours later, Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting from its account, until it removed a post with the same video. Trump’s account retweeted the video. The company said in a statement late Wednesday that the tweet violated its rules against COVID misinformation. When a tweet breaks its rules, Twitter asks users to remove the tweet in questions and bans them from posting anything else until they do.Twitter has generally been quicker than Facebook in recent months to label posts from the president that violate its policies against misinformation and abuse.This is not the first time that Facebook has removed a post from Trump, Facebook said, but it’s the first time it has done so because it was spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The company has also labeled his posts.Several studies suggest, but don’t prove, that children are less likely to become infected than adults and more likely to have only mild symptoms. But this is not the same as being “virtually immune” to the virus.A CDC study involving 2,500 children published in April found that about 1 in 5 infected children were hospitalized versus 1 in 3 adults; three children died. The study lacks complete data on all the cases, but it also suggests that many infected children have no symptoms, which could allow them to spread the virus to others.___Associated Press Writer Amanda Seitz contributed to this story.last_img read more

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Round 2: Pacquiao scores a knockdown

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, knocks down Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight title boxing match, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Las Vegas. APChallenger Manny Pacquiao put the champion Jessie Vargas on the mat for the first time with around 30 seconds left in the second round.Pacquiao’s left cross landed directly to the chin of Vargas to score the knockdown as the challenger started to find his offensive groove.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Round 1: Vargas starts things off against Pacquiao PH among economies most vulnerable to virus BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underwaylast_img read more

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Google’s New Mobile Photo-Sharing App Groups Images By Theme

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Photovine, Google’s answer to the mobile photo-sharing craze, went live in the iTunes App Store today.The app, which is only available on iOS to start, puts a somewhat unique spin on social photo publishing by grouping images into common themes, or “vines.” Vine topics can be straight-forward, such as the currently popular “Cutest Dog” vine, or it can leave a little more room for creativity, like “Things I Love About Summer” or “What’s Going On Here?”Photovine foregoes the artistic, vintage-style filters of popular photo apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic and instead focuses on this thematic grouping of photos. Think of the role photo-tagging plays on a service like Instagram, but pull that feature foward and make it central to the way the app works and you have the concept of “vines.” You can start by browsing vines and finding ones you want to contribute to or by simply snapping a photo from within the app and then searching for a vine by name before you post it. Once published, your photo will be displayed publicly both within that vine and from your profile. The app’s interface is rather nicely designed, even if it does bear a striking resemblance to the UI of Piictu, another photo-sharing app. If the design doesn’t remind you of Google’s usual aesthetic, that’s because the app came from the team at Slide, a social startup they acquired last year. john paul titlow 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#Photo Sharing Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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a month ago​Man Utd hero Parker: Lukaku disrespected badge

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd hero Parker: Lukaku disrespected badgeby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Paul Parker believes that Romelu Lukaku disrespected the club.Both Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez joined Inter Milan this summer.Lukaku left on a permanent transfer, while Sanchez is at the Italian club on a one-year loan deal.And Parker believes it was the correct decision, despite criticising United for not replacing either of the star attackers.He said on the WeAreTheBusbyBoys podcast: “The problem is when you have a long term plan, you can only go as far as the people above will allow, so you have to also work with the short term in mind.”He [Solskjaer] wanted Lukaku to go, and he would have liked a replacement, but as we know he wasn’t allowed to [sign one].”As far as Sanchez goes, if he’d kept him and not used him, or he’d have got injured, or if he’d kept him and used him and his performances continued to dip, he would have been slaughtered for not getting him out.”I think in the long term it’s still absolutely right.”With Sanchez they’ve been able to get rid of a portion of the money and there was obviously an issue with Lukaku, an attitude problem and the way he conducted himself didn’t help, he disrespected the badge on the shirt.”It’s the long game he looked at and in my opinion it’s to the benefit of the dressing room.” last_img read more

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a day ago​Emery wants complete Arsenal performance against Vitoria

first_img​Emery wants complete Arsenal performance against Vitoriaby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery wants to see a complete performance from his team in the UEFA Europa League.The Gunners are coming into the cup competition on the back of a disappointing Premier League defeat against Sheffield United on Monday.Now they face off against Vitoria SC from the Portuguese league at home in the Europa League on Thursday.Speaking about the game during his press conference, Emery said: “We respect them. They are fourth in the table [in Portugal] and are a very competitive team. They lost the first two games but the games were close. “Tomorrow we’ll expect a difficult match. I think we are showing in Europa League a good performance and a good way in our idea to create and find our way for the future. We are playing compact, aggressively and defensively and offensively very good. We want to extend that tomorrow against Vitoria with respect but also by working to achieve the first position in this group. “We have the opportunity to first get three points, and we want to get to nine points to be top of the group. “You ask me how we play better and can improve, this is how we can do it. We want to feel good tomorrow and extend it for Sunday in the Premier League. “We are feeling good in Emirates Stadium with our supporters. Sometimes we are winning with very good results, like against Nottingham Forest and Standard Liege, but sometimes we are struggling but still winning, like against Bournemouth and Aston Villa. “Tomorrow we want to extend that good moment with a complete match.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,939.18, up 35.69 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 59 cents, or 7.49 per cent, to $8.47 on 32.8 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 47 cents, or 5.4 per cent, to $9.18 on 17.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 20 cents, or 2.28 per cent, to $8.96 on 7.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down six cents, or 2.69 per cent, to $2.17 on 7.8 million shares.The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Up 27 cents, or 9.71 per cent, to $3.05 on 7.3 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 96 cents, or 1.93 per cent, to $50.78 on 6.3 million shares.Companies reporting:Aphria Inc. — The marijuana producer says CEO Vic Neufeld and co-founder Cole Cacciavillani will be leaving their executive roles at the company, but will remain on the board. Neufeld says he and Cacciavillani will begin the transition process immediately, and at the appropriate time, they will both step down from executive positions at Aphria. The change comes as Aphria faces allegations by short-sellers questioning the company’s acquisitions in Colombia, Argentina and Jamaica. Aphria has denied the allegations, but established a special committee of independent directors to review the deals.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B). Up 31 cents, or 5.78 per cent to $5.67. Corus’s earnings came in below estimates as its first-quarter profit fell from a year ago due to an accounting change related to its TV brand assets, but revenue edged higher due to gains in television advertising. The television, radio and production company says its profit attributable to shareholders fell to $60.4 million or 28 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Nov. 30 as amortization charges rose due to the accounting change. The result compared with a profit of $77.7 million or 38 cents per diluted share a year ago.Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO). Up $4.64 or 7.6 per cent to $65.42. Cogeco says an acquisition by its cable and internet segment pushed up first-quarter revenue, but profit was down due to higher costs associated with integrating and restructuring the business. The Montreal-based company says last year’s acquisition of the MetroCast cable systems by Cogeco Communications Inc. was the main reason Cogeco Inc.’s revenue increased to $674 million from $585.7 million last year. But Cogeco Inc.’s net income attributable to owners of the corporation for the quarter ended Nov. 30 fell to $26.2 million or $1.60 per diluted share. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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