Assistant management – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:56:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://athenasite.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-1-120x120.png Assistant management – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ 32 32 Latinos in Transit targets more people of color in leadership positions at transit agencies https://athenasite.net/latinos-in-transit-targets-more-people-of-color-in-leadership-positions-at-transit-agencies/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:05:03 +0000 https://athenasite.net/latinos-in-transit-targets-more-people-of-color-in-leadership-positions-at-transit-agencies/ Majority of US transit agency managers and executives are white, says Latinos in Transit President Alva Carrasco. Organizations like his and the Conference of Minority Transport Officials are working to change that, however, and diversify the ranks of transit management to better reflect its frontline workforce, which is comprised primarily of people of color. Alva […]]]>

Majority of US transit agency managers and executives are white, says Latinos in Transit President Alva Carrasco. Organizations like his and the Conference of Minority Transport Officials are working to change that, however, and diversify the ranks of transit management to better reflect its frontline workforce, which is comprised primarily of people of color.

Alva Carrasco, President of Latinos in Transit

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Carrasco has worked with Latinos in Transit since its inception in 2016. She began her career in public transportation 30 years ago, as a junior administrative assistant, when she was one of the very few Latinos to hold administrative positions, she said. “No one looked like me”

Today, in addition to leading LIT, Carrasco is Vice President, National Rail and Transit Business Line, Market Leader for the West Region, at transportation design and engineering consulting firm WSP USA. Smart Cities Dive spoke to Carrasco shortly before LIT Leaders SummitSeptember 23 and 24 in Dallas.

The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.

DIVE INTO SMART CITIES: Tell me about Latinos in transit.

ALVA CARRASCO: Latinos in Transit started very organically about 15 years ago. A very small group of Hispanic professionals saw each other at major conferences each year. We would just say how great it would be if we had some sort of group that could meet regularly to network and support and advise each other throughout our careers due to the lack of [other] Latinos in the industry. We finally formed as an official non-profit organization in 2016 with the help of some [industry] veterans and titans of the transportation industry.

What is the mission of the organization?

We knew we had to do a better job of bringing more Latinos, and more people of color in general, into the transportation industry. The other element was also bringing in disadvantaged businesses, minority-owned businesses [and] women-owned businesses to help connect them with our transit members and organizations.

And how do you do it?

We are working on launching a mentorship program for our members. We want to match a junior person with someone who has some of the same interests they are looking to experience or think they need. We have so many retirees. We have old [Federal Transit Administration] officials. We have former CEOs and Managing Directors. We really want a senior to sponsor this person and really be more involved than just a monthly call.

We will be announcing our scholarship recipients for this year in Seattle during the [American Public Transportation Association] conference. The scholarships are for a Latino who works in industry or is going to school or someone who is pursuing a career in transportation.

This week, Latinos in Transit will hold its second Leadership Summit. What will it be?

We have a dual purpose at this summit because of everything that has happened over the past two years. We focus on our member organizations and how to attract Latinos, [how to] recruit and retain them. The other goal is diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations.

What are your goals for the organization?

We’ve always known that our front lines are mostly made up of people of color. It’s just a fact no matter which agency you look at. Then, as you move up the chain of command, you see less and less. We need to work harder to prepare our local members to be ready for these positions when they come to their area.

Our member organizations really rely on us to help them attract Latinos. We are a resource for both our individual members and the organizations and small businesses that join our organization.

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Managing the game under pressure is how NFL head coaches leave a mark, good or bad https://athenasite.net/managing-the-game-under-pressure-is-how-nfl-head-coaches-leave-a-mark-good-or-bad/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:00:43 +0000 https://athenasite.net/managing-the-game-under-pressure-is-how-nfl-head-coaches-leave-a-mark-good-or-bad/ Two rookie NFL head coaches had starkly different experiences in their first official appearance as game-management executors. Kevin O’Connell made his relatively stress-free debut in the Vikings’ double-digit Week 1 win over the Packers. O’Connell faced fourth-and-first from the Green Bay 5-yard line in his first series as an offensive caller. Not only did he […]]]>

Two rookie NFL head coaches had starkly different experiences in their first official appearance as game-management executors.

Kevin O’Connell made his relatively stress-free debut in the Vikings’ double-digit Week 1 win over the Packers.

O’Connell faced fourth-and-first from the Green Bay 5-yard line in his first series as an offensive caller. Not only did he go for it, but O’Connell scripted some clever play design to free Justin Jefferson for a touchdown catch. After that, everything was basically routine.

Kirk Cousins ​​then gave his new coach a match ball in the locker room.

A day later, Denver coach Nathaniel Hackett did not receive a match ball after his disastrous debut. Broncos fans were ready to give him a one-way ticket out of town after Hackett botched the final drive of a Seattle loss with bizarre decisions that had people screaming at their TVs coast to coast. other.

Hackett went against football logic by choosing to let his kicker go for a 64-yard field goal rather than trust quarterback Russell Wilson to convert fourth-and-fifth. Hackett admitted a day later that he would have handled this situation differently had he been given another chance.

Things got even worse with Hackett’s handling of Houston’s game on Sunday, to the point that frustrated Broncos fans tried to help by counting the seconds on the game clock to avoid late game penalties. The honeymoon period did not last long.

The hot seat grants no redesign, only scrutiny and second guessing. Hackett’s shaky departure reinforced the idea that despite all the extensive research and vetting that organizations do to hire a coach, they cannot fully explain how a coach will handle running a game once the ball is kicked. and the pressure of the moment skyrockets.

A coach’s acumen in handling those critical game situations – end-of-half streaks, challenges, time-outs, fourth-down situations, etc. – often defines his reputation and ultimately determines whether he earns enough to keep his job.

Coaches talk all the time about the practice time they spend rehearsing those moments, which is undoubtedly true. But too often coaches fail the test with these opportunities in games. Mike Zimmer’s game management routinely left observers furious, particularly his late-half clock management.

An NFL sideline can seem chaotic. The emotion, intensity and noise of the stadium add stress to a situation that requires mental clarity. It’s easy to see why coaches can get distracted or not think clearly when they only have seconds to make a decision that seems painfully obvious to those of us who won’t be guessing if it goes wrong.

But that’s their job. The good ones thrive in these times, or at least have fewer instances where their decisions backfire.

In assembling his first coaching staff, O’Connell did something that should be standard procedure for every organization: he hired a match management coordinator, Ryan Cordell, to help him out in those situations. O’Connell also tapped former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine to serve as assistant head coach.

O’Connell is smart enough to realize that he needs help dealing with those bang-bang decisions that influence wins and losses.

“We can sit down, really week to week, and have a dialogue about what it will take to win a football game,” O’Connell said this spring after finalizing his squad. “Situationally, how do you want to play the end of the first half? The end of the game? How aggressive do you want to be, depending on how the game is going, but who’s the quarterback on the other side ?”

O’Connell said the goal for himself, his staff and his team was to become “masters of the situation”. This includes dissecting and reflecting on different situations from various games that impacted the outcome.

“You’re going to see five, six, seven scenarios pop up in a game that maybe you haven’t thought of, or maybe it’s not a page from the playbook, but we better discuss it. “, did he declare. “We better talk about it because it could very easily happen.”

O’Connell believes game management is a year-round exercise that provides him with data and philosophical principles to draw on to make split-second decisions. He could encounter one or more of those moments Monday night in Philadelphia in a nationally televised game. The reaction from these warm and welcoming Eagles fans will let him know how he is doing.

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Jasen Penn is confirmed as Director of Disaster Management https://athenasite.net/jasen-penn-is-confirmed-as-director-of-disaster-management/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:35:23 +0000 https://athenasite.net/jasen-penn-is-confirmed-as-director-of-disaster-management/ Mr Jasen Penn has been confirmed as Director in the Department of Disaster Management, having served since January 2021. Acting Governor David Archer, Jr. said Mr. Penn’s confirmation is effective retroactive to January 1, 2022. He also praised Mr. Penn for his hard work as director so far. , and his commitment to ministry over […]]]>

Mr Jasen Penn has been confirmed as Director in the Department of Disaster Management, having served since January 2021.

Acting Governor David Archer, Jr. said Mr. Penn’s confirmation is effective retroactive to January 1, 2022. He also praised Mr. Penn for his hard work as director so far. , and his commitment to ministry over the past 23 years.

Mr. Archer said: “I am delighted and delighted to see Mr. Penn confirmed in this role after the strides he has already made to improve his skills in this important area and as he continues to advance the program of disaster management in the territory. I have no doubt that the Department of Disaster Management team, as well as the people of the Virgin Islands, will benefit immensely from Mr. Penn’s presence as head of the department.

Mr. Penn expressed his gratitude for being given the opportunity to serve as director.

“I am humbled by this opportunity and will continue to serve the people of the Virgin Islands by coordinating the efforts necessary to ensure that we are able to maintain and further improve the Virgin Islands’ comprehensive, internationally accredited disaster management program. internationally,” he said.

The director also congratulated his team from the Department of Disaster Management.

“I am grateful for the trust placed in me and grateful to my team for the support they continue to provide,” Mr. Penn added.

As Director of Disaster Management, Mr. Penn is responsible for the overall management of disasters in accordance with the provisions of the Disaster Management Act and the National Disaster Management Plan, by planning, organizing, directing, controlling and coordinating the work and supervising the staff of the Disaster Management Department.

Mr. Penn holds a Masters Certificate in Public Investment and Development Project Management from Laval University, Canada and a Bachelor of Science in Network and Communications Management from Devry University , in Atlanta. He also holds a Level 7 Executive Diploma in Management from the Chartered Management Institute, UK.

Previously, he held several positions in the Department of Disaster Management, starting as a Technical Assistant in 1999. He then became an Emergency Communications Officer in 2003 and held this position for 14 years before being promoted to head of emergency communications in 2017. He then held the position of interim. Deputy Director from October 2020 before becoming Acting Director.

The Department of Disaster Management is committed to protecting lives and maintaining a resilient and sustainable economy and society by promoting holistic disaster management and climate change adaptation as a way of life.

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America’s 1st Management CPA and Accounting Service Handles Finances with Expert Care – NWILife https://athenasite.net/americas-1st-management-cpa-and-accounting-service-handles-finances-with-expert-care-nwilife/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 22:37:01 +0000 https://athenasite.net/americas-1st-management-cpa-and-accounting-service-handles-finances-with-expert-care-nwilife/ As a property management company, 1st American Management Company, Inc. AMO ® prides itself on its team of financial experts, from its Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to its accounting department. Having a stellar CPA, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Vice President and Co-Owner Gina Manns on staff at 1st American Management elevates 1st American Management’s financial […]]]>

As a property management company, 1st American Management Company, Inc. AMO ® prides itself on its team of financial experts, from its Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to its accounting department.

Having a stellar CPA, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Vice President and Co-Owner Gina Manns on staff at 1st American Management elevates 1st American Management’s financial capabilities and makes it stand out among other property management companies.

said Mans. “I don’t think many companies will be looking to have a CPA on staff, so I think that sets us apart.”

Earning a state CPA license involves passing a rigorous exam, meeting experience requirements, and continuing professional education for 120 hours every three years, so CPAs are well-equipped to handle all the financial hurdles ahead.

When she was hired, Manns had already passed her exam and had to meet her experience requirements. She met these requirements early in her 25 years with 1st American Management, making her an even more valuable asset.

In addition to having the higher standard set by having a CPA, 1st American depends on this knowledge to ensure that financial statements are prepared for board members and owners and that year-end information is ready for release at tax time. This saves time and facilitates communication regarding accounting needs.

Teresea Beach, Accounting Manager and Assistant Vice President, works alongside fellow Accounting Manager Tammy Bridegroom, Manns and the rest of the accounting department to meet all of the financial needs of 1st American Management clients and their properties.

This organized and detail-oriented department handles a variety of tasks to save homeowner associations and landlords money by providing accurate, appropriate and relevant information. This includes meticulously checking financial statements for accuracy, preparing year-end filings for CPA firms, and providing additional tools like AppFolio so clients can easily stay on top of their finances and of their records. This software allows owners, board members and business owners to access an online portal that allows them to view association and property documents and pay for assessments electronically.

“Everyone we have in accounting has multiple years of experience, so they’re not people fresh out of school,” Beach said. “We’ve been doing this for a long time. We know what we are doing.

1st American Management also has a closing department that functions as a branch of the accounting department. In this two-person department, staff serve as 1st American Management’s direct contact with title companies for closings. This involves closing credit balances, sending new welcome packages to residents, handling initial billing for owners, and more.

Beach shared that the staff at 1st American Management is a family business that cares about employers and employees and cares about what’s going on in everyone’s life, even outside of corporate walls.

“When I was interviewed 25 years ago, I was told we were a good little company,” Manns said. “We were a really good little company. Now we’re a lot bigger, but we’re still a good little company and that’s important to us.

For more information about 1st American Management Company, Inc., visit https://1stpropertymanagers.com/.

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New leadership behind Albany Veterans Day Parade faces unexpected setbacks | Local https://athenasite.net/new-leadership-behind-albany-veterans-day-parade-faces-unexpected-setbacks-local/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:10:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/new-leadership-behind-albany-veterans-day-parade-faces-unexpected-setbacks-local/ SHAYLA ESCUDERO The leadership behind the Albany Veterans Day Parade is new this year, and it hasn’t been the easiest transition. When Christine Ferguson took over as chief organizer, she didn’t know what she was getting into. Of course, she knew the parade drew thousands of participants each year and claimed to be “the largest […]]]>

SHAYLA ESCUDERO

The leadership behind the Albany Veterans Day Parade is new this year, and it hasn’t been the easiest transition.

When Christine Ferguson took over as chief organizer, she didn’t know what she was getting into. Of course, she knew the parade drew thousands of participants each year and claimed to be “the largest veterans’ parade west of the Mississippi.”

What she didn’t know was that she would be essentially starting from scratch: the Veterans Commemoration Association, which had organized the parade for a dozen years, had disbanded.

It’s been a rocky start and many people are wondering if the parade will continue this year, Ferguson acknowledged. She even considered quitting, she said. But it will, and it won’t.

An association dissolves

For the past 12 years, the Veterans Memorial Association has undertaken the monumental task of organizing the Veterans Day Parade in Albany, said Al Severson, former vice president. Support, however, has dwindled and more recently the association consisted of only three executive members, including himself.

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Part of the problem, former President Patty Louisiana said, is that when she was ready to step down to care for a sick relative in 2020 or 21, there was no clear successor. This is because of a technical detail in the statutes of the association.

To be nominated for the presidency, “one must attend more than 51% of the meetings of the previous years to be eligible and to be considered for nomination for a position of the board of directors, one must have chaired a successful event in the previous year “, wrote Louisiana. March 30 to the Oregon Department of Justice — which oversees organizational disbandments — in a letter updating the Veterans Commemorative Association’s closing process.

At the time, she writes, no one who fit this bill showed up.

“It would be in the organization’s best interest to give a new nonprofit group a clean slate to begin however they see fit,” Louisiana wrote.

In an interview, Louisiana said it also attributes some of the upheaval to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the YMCA has not operated at full scale for the past two years, opting instead for a “reverse parade campaign, led first in 2020 by the YMCA. .

Loss of tax-exempt status

Years before dissolution, however, came a warning sign: the loss of tax exemption, the thing that makes a nonprofit a nonprofit—for most, that’s -to say.

“Our records indicate that the organization lost its IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 2017 for failing to file required returns with the IRS,” Kristina Edmunson said via email. Director of Communications at the Department of Justice. It is possible, although generally not recommended, to operate as a nonprofit corporation without IRS tax-exempt status.

The three core members – Severson, Louisiana and former secretary Marilyn Myers – said they were unaware of the loss of tax-exempt status. They also indulged in accusations.

Louisiana identified Myers as the person responsible for filing tax information and Severson as a former treasurer. It was Myers’ name and signature on the CT-12, an annual report that charities must file with the Department of Justice, separate from IRS Form 990.

Severson said that although he previously held the title of treasurer, he hadn’t handled anything financial for some time and instead focused on raising awareness for the parade.

Denying responsibility, Myers said money matters were the purview of the treasurer and third-party tax preparers were used to file forms with the IRS.

Missing records?

At the time Ferguson volunteered for the committee, she knew none of this. But she got into a storm of feelings about how the parade should be run and upset over the disbanding of the Veterans Memorial Association.

“This year has been a challenge because people don’t trust us,” Ferguson said.

This mistrust became public when in April the association received numerous negative comments on its Facebook page after it created a GoFundMe campaign to seek financial assistance for the parade.

People were troubled by the organization’s renaming, now called the Linn County Veterans Day Parade, and didn’t see the message as legitimate, Ferguson said.

Severson said it’s been difficult to let everyone know that the event will continue this year, even though his organization as it is known will not.

The confusion is compounded by the fact that some supplies and documents are missing. Severson alleges that many years of history have been lost.

Among the many documents that have accumulated over the years were financial documents and photos from the last 10 years of the parade, Severson said.

“We’re back to square one,” he said.

Although he was aware of the breakup before it happened, he said he did not plan to lose access to documents and photographs.

“When records go, it triggers red flags,” he said.

Folders found?

Louisiana and Myers apparently have these records.

The DOJ requires that a process be followed to dissolve an organization. This process includes completing a closure form, submitting outstanding financial reports, and listing the organizations or individuals who will receive the charity’s assets upon dissolution, according to the DOJ website.

According to Louisiana’s letter to the DOJ, it distributed the remaining funds to the Linn County Veterans Memorial Association and Veterans of Foreign War Post 584.

“As for the archives of the association, Marilyn Meyers (sic) and myself have kept these archives. First to organize what everyone has, then to organize the various committee files, and finally to shred old and outdated information,” she wrote to the DOJ.

“We will both keep the archives until they become obsolete. As for the photographs of parades and events, we are looking to digitize what we have and turn them over to the Albany Historical Museum. “

According to Edmunson, charities should either donate valuable non-monetary assets to similar organizations or sell them, with profits going to charities. Other assets are at the discretion of the dissolved organization.

“Company records, like minutes and financial records, should be kept for a number of years, in case problems arise,” Edmunson said.

Louisiana said by phone that new committee members should have everything they need. Before leaving, she handed out maps of the parade route, a script and the names of the event’s sponsors.

It’s more than what she started with, she said.

“There has never been a three-ring binder of information,” Louisiana said. The new organization should own the parade, instead of following what it has done.

But for the American Legion, which is helping organize this year’s parade, that’s not enough. Legion members are struggling to determine who has participated in the past few years. They also wished the Veterans Memorial Association had given them supplies such as safety vests and walkie-talkies.

As a result, they will have to purchase the supplies or rely on donations, said American Legion executive assistant Karen Force.

Walking on

If you want to get in touch with Ferguson, you might find her giving a presentation at a civic club or at a meeting at the American Legion or in front of her computer at home. She doesn’t have an office and doesn’t see the need for one.

Because she is in the community.

Ferguson joined the Linn County Veterans Day Parade, which currently operates under the American Legion, with little experience. She had recently moved from Virginia and was looking for more friends. She has worked with Cubs before but has never organized a parade.

“The more I learn about what veterans have given up, the more passionate I am,” she said.

Although Severson no longer holds a leadership position, he remains active in organizing the parade. He is not interested in trying to get in touch with the old leadership. He wants to focus on veterans themselves, he said.

It’s a chance to “close the book and start a new chapter,” Severson said.

He just hopes more young people will join the cause to replace those who fall.

“No young people are coming, and they’re getting smaller, and people are getting older,” he said. He worries about the future.

For her part, Ferguson is determined to make sure everyone knows the parade will continue. It is scheduled for Veterans Day at 11 a.m., November 11, as it has been for many years before. The procession will begin on Pacific Boulevard and travel through downtown before ending at the Linn County Courthouse.

“My goal is to get the parade on the streets this year,” she said. “It’s about honoring our veterans.

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BLM seeks public input on Chaffee County Camping and Travel Management Plan – by Community Contributor https://athenasite.net/blm-seeks-public-input-on-chaffee-county-camping-and-travel-management-plan-by-community-contributor/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 22:00:36 +0000 https://athenasite.net/blm-seeks-public-input-on-chaffee-county-camping-and-travel-management-plan-by-community-contributor/ The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment of the Chaffee County Camping and Travel Management Plan. The public can submit comments via ePlanning until October 8, 2022. The most useful comments would provide the BLM with information to improve the analysis and ensure that […]]]>

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment of the Chaffee County Camping and Travel Management Plan.

The public can submit comments via ePlanning until October 8, 2022. The most useful comments would provide the BLM with information to improve the analysis and ensure that the impacts are properly determined before the BLM makes a final decision on the proposed management effort.

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“So far, we have received excellent feedback from the public on how best to manage the recent dramatic increases in leisure use in our field office,” said Keith Berger, Field Office Manager at Royal Throat. “We believe we have developed an excellent plan that meets our multi-use mandate while providing many quality camping experiences for visitors to public lands.”

An environmental assessment has been prepared for the proposed management plan to determine the significance of environmental impacts and to provide a basis for sound decision-making. The assessment includes various alternatives for managing camping and motorized travel on approximately 38,000 acres of BLM-administered land in Chaffee County.

This proposed management plan and associated analysis would enable the BLM to manage camping and recreation areas while providing a safe and enjoyable visitor experience.

BLM initiated this effort based on concerns identified by BLM resource specialists, public land users, and public land neighbors with the goal of promoting collaboration and coordination with local communities. Additional information is available at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2012291/510.

For more information, please contact Kalem Lenard, Assistant Field Manager at 719-433-8486 or jlenard@blm.gov or Linda Skinner, Outdoor Recreation Planner at 719-269-8732 or lskinner@blm.gov.

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Epidemiology of chronic cough, management, quality of life https://athenasite.net/epidemiology-of-chronic-cough-management-quality-of-life/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 19:55:46 +0000 https://athenasite.net/epidemiology-of-chronic-cough-management-quality-of-life/ Cough is the most common symptom-related diagnosis associated with a clinician visit in the United States, according to John Russel, MD, who presented on the diagnosis and management of chronic cough during the Practical Updates virtual series of primary care 2022. “Acute cough is one that lasts less than 3 weeks, then we have subacute […]]]>

Cough is the most common symptom-related diagnosis associated with a clinician visit in the United States, according to John Russel, MD, who presented on the diagnosis and management of chronic cough during the Practical Updates virtual series of primary care 2022.

“Acute cough is one that lasts less than 3 weeks, then we have subacute cough that lasts 3-8 weeks, then we have chronic cough, and that’s what we’re going to focus on. […] is a cough that has lasted for more than 8 weeks,” Dr. Russel said.

Dr. Russel is chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and director of the family medicine residency program at Abington-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. He presented a session during the Practical Updates in Primary Care 2022 virtual series titled “Chronic Cough Essential Guidance for Optimal Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care,” with Albert Rizzo, MD, Pulmonary Physician at the Center for Virtual Health at ChristianaCare in Newark, Delaware; clinical assistant professor of medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Chief Medical Officer of the American Lung Association.

The learning objectives of Drs. Russel and Rizzo’s presentation on chronic cough included:

  • How to identify and assess the mechanisms of chronic cough and the burden that chronic cough places on a patient’s quality of life.
  • How to apply current evidence-based guideline recommendations for the best assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients with chronic cough.
  • A summary of clinical data on current and investigational drugs for the treatment of refractory chronic cough or unexplained chronic cough.

In most cases, chronic cough represents a symptom of common respiratory and non-respiratory diseases. And when chronic cough persists despite treatment for these conditions, a systematic approach and consideration of neuromodulation, pharmacology and speech therapy are needed, Dr. Rizzo noted.

For more meeting coverage, visit the Practical Updates in Primary Care newsroom.

For more information on the PUPC 2022 Virtual Series and to register for upcoming sessions, visit https://practicalupdates.consultant360.com.

–Jessica Bard

Reference:

Russel J, Rizzo A. Essential chronic cough advice for optimal diagnosis and management in primary care. Conference presented at: Practical Updates in Primary Care 2022 Virtual Series; September 7, 2022; Virtual.

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USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator Marcia Bunger Visits UAPB, Announces Grants for Underserved Producers – Deltaplex News https://athenasite.net/usda-risk-management-agency-administrator-marcia-bunger-visits-uapb-announces-grants-for-underserved-producers-deltaplex-news/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 01:39:45 +0000 https://athenasite.net/usda-risk-management-agency-administrator-marcia-bunger-visits-uapb-announces-grants-for-underserved-producers-deltaplex-news/ The U.S. Agricultural Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced $2.2 million in risk management education grants for U.S. farmers, including historically underserved small producers, during of a meeting at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Left to Right: Richard Flournoy, RMA Deputy Administrator for Product Management, Michael Heiserman, RMA Education Division Director, Stephan […]]]>

The U.S. Agricultural Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced $2.2 million in risk management education grants for U.S. farmers, including historically underserved small producers, during of a meeting at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Left to Right: Richard Flournoy, RMA Deputy Administrator for Product Management, Michael Heiserman, RMA Education Division Director, Stephan Walker, UAPB Extension Associate, Dr Ranjitsinh Mane , UAPB Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Van Banks, UAPB Extension Associate, Marcia Bunger, RMA Administrator, Dr. Henry English, UAPB Smallholder Farm Program Director , Alex Cole, UAPB Extension Associate, Roddric Bell, RMA Regional Director, and Dr. Obadiah Njue, UAPB Assistant Dean for Outreach and Outreach.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (RMA) Risk Management Agency recently announced $2.2 million in risk management education grants for U.S. farmers, including growers historically underserved and small-scale, at a meeting at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

The UAPB Smallholder Farm Program is a recipient of one of the grants. The $100,000 grant will enable the UAPB to administer legal, financial and marketing training to socially disadvantaged producers in 21 counties in eastern Arkansas and seven counties in southwestern Arkansas.

During the meeting, Marcia Bunger, RMA Administrator, addressed the Small Farm Program staff and Dr. Obadiah Njue, UAPB Associate Dean for Outreach and Outreach. Bunger, who was accompanied by a delegation of RMA staff, assured the agency’s commitment to serving underserved producers across the country.

Dr. Henry English, UAPB’s Smallholder Farming Program Manager, and Dr. Ranjitsinh Mane, Assistant Professor in UAPB’s Department of Agriculture, are the co-project directors of the UAPB grant. During the meeting, they discussed the importance of risk management education for underserved producers.

“I am very happy to know that RMA has funded our project, as it will give us the opportunity to provide risk management education to underserved producers,” said Dr. English. “In most cases, underserved producers don’t have access to risk management training. Workshop participants will better understand crop insurance and the importance of
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According to its website, the RMA serves American agricultural producers with effective market-based risk management tools to build economic stability for agricultural producers and rural communities. The agency aims to increase the availability and effectiveness of federal crop insurance as a risk management tool.

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Employment as Planning Officer / Assistant Planning Officer (Development Management) with Exmoor National Park https://athenasite.net/employment-as-planning-officer-assistant-planning-officer-development-management-with-exmoor-national-park/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 02:00:48 +0000 https://athenasite.net/employment-as-planning-officer-assistant-planning-officer-development-management-with-exmoor-national-park/ Exmoor National Park Authority manages a unique and beautiful part of the country. Our vision is for Exmoor National Park to have a thriving living landscape and be a place where people can enjoy and benefit from the special qualities and sustainable communities of Exmoor. Our people play a key role in realizing this vision. […]]]>

Exmoor National Park Authority manages a unique and beautiful part of the country. Our vision is for Exmoor National Park to have a thriving living landscape and be a place where people can enjoy and benefit from the special qualities and sustainable communities of Exmoor. Our people play a key role in realizing this vision.

Planning Officer/Deputy Planning Officer (Development Management)
Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset

£26,446 to £30,095 for Head of Planning and £22,571 to £25,927 for Deputy Head of Planning, per year

The organization

Exmoor National Park Authority manages a unique and beautiful part of the country. Our vision is for Exmoor National Park to have a thriving living landscape and be a place where people can enjoy and enjoy

The special qualities of Exmoor and sustainable communities. Our people play a key role in realizing this vision.

We are now looking for Scheduling Officers / Assistant Scheduling Officers to join our Development Management team, working 37 hours per week.

We offer the successful candidate a one-time welcome payment upon appointment of £5,000 for Head of Planning and £3,000 for Deputy Head of Planning (prorated for part-time).

Benefits

  • Salary of £26,446 to £30,095 for planning manager and £22,571 to £25,927 for assistant planning manager, per annum
  • Government pension plan
  • Paid sick leave
  • Up to 29 vacation days per year plus public holidays

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a degree in Land Use Planning or similar or equivalent experience to join our passionate organization.

You will have the chance to develop your knowledge and skills with our team of experts, among our stunning landscapes and spectacular wildlife, while enhancing your future employment options.

So if you would like to help us conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the national park, then apply today!

The role

As a Planning Officer/Assistant Planning Officer, you will help provide an effective, efficient and community-focused planning service that aims to conserve and enhance the natural and built environment of the National Park.

You will process planning applications, listed buildings, advertisements and more on time, checking that all details are correct before registering, visiting all sites for a detailed assessment.

Ensuring that design, policy and statutory consultation requirements are considered, you will negotiate with applicants to agree design changes, enter information about each application into the planning database, formulate recommendations and write reports to present to the planning committee.

You will be the first point of contact for inquiries from the public and will offer advice and guidance on the acceptability of applications in the office, on site and by mail or email.

Additionally, you will need to:

  • Prepare statements and appeal reports (agents will represent the Authority on appeal)
  • Analyze performance tracking data
  • Monitor and record site visits to ensure proposals are properly executed
  • Investigate alleged planning control violations

About you

To be considered as a planning officer/assistant planning officer, you will need:

  • Diploma in Land Use Planning or similar, or equivalent experience
  • RTPI qualification and membership, or working towards/prepared to work for RTPI qualification and membership
  • Knowledge of national park planning legislation and policies Ability to research, analyze and present findings in a clear and concise manner
  • The ability to interpret and apply development management standards and guidelines
  • Excellent diplomacy and mediation skills
  • The ability to exercise good judgment when reconciling conflicting interests.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet goals and deadlines
  • Computer skills, especially Windows software.
  • A full and valid driving license or the ability to travel to remote locations on Exmoor

Other organizations may call this role planning and performance officer, program officer, planning and policy officer, planning and analysis officer, or project planning officer.

Webrecruit and Exmoor National Park Authority are equal opportunity employers, value diversity and have a strong commitment to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants. Equal opportunity is the only acceptable way to do business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our job will be.

So, if you are looking for a new development opportunity as a Scheduling Officer, please apply through the button shown. This post is published by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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Ministry Concludes Qatar 2022 Traffic Management Skills Course for Officers https://athenasite.net/ministry-concludes-qatar-2022-traffic-management-skills-course-for-officers/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 05:36:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/ministry-concludes-qatar-2022-traffic-management-skills-course-for-officers/ Ministry of Interior officers during the graduation ceremony of the traffic management course for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Doha: The Ministry of Interior celebrated the graduation of the first batch of traffic management skills courses for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which took place over five days with the participation of 99 […]]]>

Ministry of Interior officers during the graduation ceremony of the traffic management course for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Doha: The Ministry of Interior celebrated the graduation of the first batch of traffic management skills courses for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which took place over five days with the participation of 99 officers and other ranks.

This course is part of the courses organized by the General Traffic Department in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and part of the comprehensive training program to build the capacity of officers and other ranks of the department in view of this great world event.

The Deputy Director of the Traffic Awareness Department at the General Directorate of Traffic, Lt. Col. Jaber Mohamed Odaiba, explained that the course aims to provide participants with the skills needed to implement the roles assigned to the Department of Traffic. general circulation to contribute to the success of the tournament.

He said the course included an introduction to the FIFA World Cup tournament Qatar 2022, the duties and tasks of the traffic unit, and how the daily traffic patrols work to facilitate the movement of traffic. vehicles and pedestrians, in addition to introducing road closures and alternative plans, the management of pedestrian movements near sports venues and the management of traffic accidents, as well as the presentation of the nature of the work of the operations room (NCC – TCC), and other related subjects.

Lt. Col. Odaiba pointed out that this course is one of three courses that the General Traffic Department will hold over the next two weeks for two groups of officers and other ranks.

As part of the training courses, the Police Institute yesterday celebrated the release of the (joint) anti-riot and anti-riot course dedicated to the Support Service for the Directorate of Security of Establishments and Authorities, with the participation of 170 officers and other ranks.

The course, which took place over a period of three weeks, aimed to provide participants with the knowledge necessary to deal with riot situations and enable them to apply effective methods to deal with them.

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