UDC to Continue Purchasing Historic Buildings in Downtown Kingston

first_imgRelatedInstallation of Floodlights on Track at Sabina Park Photo: JIS PhotographerGeneral Manager of the UDC, Desmond Malcolm addresses a JIS Think Tank session on Thursday, June 12. UDC to Continue Purchasing Historic Buildings in Downtown KingstonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedUDC Pursuing Private Sector Partnership for Projects Story HighlightsThe agency will continue to acquire historic and derelict buildings in downtown Kingston, and refurbish them as part of a drive to develop more office space to attract businesses and government offices. The UDC would either refurbish the buildings or seek developers to rehabilitate them.The drive supports efforts by the Kingston Restoration Company (KRC), which is an urban regeneration agency that has spearheaded the restoration of several historic buildings in the city. UDC to Continue Purchasing Historic Buildings in Downtown Kingston Office of the Prime MinisterJune 24, 2014Written by: Oroyo Eubankscenter_img General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Desmond Malcolm, says the agency will continue to acquire historic and derelict buildings in downtown Kingston, and refurbish them as part of a drive to develop more office space to attract businesses and government offices.This strategy, he said, should also capture the low real estate prices now in the market. He said the UDC would either refurbish the buildings or seek developers to rehabilitate them.The General Manager, who was speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, said the drive supports efforts by the Kingston Restoration Company (KRC), which is an urban regeneration agency that has spearheaded the restoration of several historic buildings in the city.Meanwhile, Mr. Malcolm said as part of plans for the renewal of downtown Kingston, the UDC continues to play an active role in the development of markets in the city. He informed that the Corporation is currently working on completing the renovation of the Jubilee and Red Rose Fish Markets, and phase two of the Coronation Market.“We recognize that the market district is a very important part of the commercial activities in downtown Kingston,” he noted.Recently, the Corporation received the Jamaica Architects’ Award for Excellence in remodelling/refurbishing, for its work on the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre at North Parade and Church Street in downtown Kingston.The UDC acted as project manager, by preparing architectural drawings; obtaining the necessary approvals; and overseeing the construction of the centre.“It is a spectacular building and will certainly add a lot of benefit to the Parade area,” Mr. Malcolm told JIS News.The historic Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston, which is located next to the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre, is also receiving technical support from the UDC.Mr. Malcolm said although the Corporation does not have responsibility for the Ward Theatre, it will provide support.“So, the plan is to upgrade Love Lane… so that the entire corridor will be rehabilitated,” Mr. Malcolm noted. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedWolmer’s Student Cops NRSC Poster Competition Again Advertisementslast_img read more

Assistant Professor of Biology – Tenure Track

first_imgPosition Information Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Closing Date Position Purpose Pay RatePer faculty salary model Computer Skills FTE1.0 Position Number998225 ClassificationFaculty Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral,written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environmentpreferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to managemultiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintainconfidentiality The University of Central Missouri’s Biology Program is seekingapplicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor ofBiology with a preferred start date of Fall 2021 (Spring 2022 startdate may also be considered). This position includes teaching,research, and service. Teaching responsibilities will include acourse at all levels of departmental curriculum, including but notlimited to a course in human physiology, animal physiology, and agraduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Thedevelopment of an externally funded, collaborative research programinvolving undergraduate and graduate students is expected. Thecandidate will also be expected to help academically advise biologystudents, supervise internships, serve on university committees,and participate in curriculum development as needed. The successfulcandidate will complement existing departmental strengths byutilizing expertise in physiological techniques, and any relevantmolecular and cellular tools, to address research questions thatimpact human health or wildlife biology. The candidate will haveaccess to renovated teaching spaces for instruction and can extendthe classroom through research in a recently remodeled laboratoryfacility, an animal care facility, a wildlife research lab, orPertle Springs Wildlife and Recreation Area. Working TitleAssistant Professor of Biology – Tenure Track Working hours: To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile foundat https://jobs.ucmo.edu/ and apply to position 998225.Candidates should submit the following documentation:1. A cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest,qualifications, and experience for the position.2. Teaching and mentoring philosophy (including evidence ofteaching effectiveness).3. Research plan.4. A curriculum vitae.5. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.6. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professionalreferences. This is completed within the faculty profile.Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduatetranscripts showing degree completions will be required later inthe search process.Review of applications begins April 11, 2021 and continues untilthe position is filled. The preferred starting date for thisappointment is August 2, 2021 (Fall 2021 semester), but a Spring2022 semester starting date may also be considered. This is a9-month appointment. Direct inquiries regarding this position to:Dr. Aaron Geheber, Search Committee Chair, telephone (660) 543-8291or e-mail: [email protected] : A background check is required for the selected candidate ofthis position and any job offer is contingent on the results ofthis check.The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employerand specifically invites applications from women, minorities,veteran status and people with disabilities. Posting Date04/11/2021 Physical & Environmental Factors: Bargaining UnitNocenter_img Position TitleAssistant Professor Experience Other Education & Formal Training Work LocationWarrensburg Campus Special Instructions to Applicants: Open Until FilledYes Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsVitaeTeaching Philosophy StatementResearch StatementOptional Documents Ability to Keyboard Education & Formal TrainingDoctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Department220710-Biology and Agriculture Professional faculty hours FLSAExempt Special Working Conditions: Required Qualifications:1. Record of peer-reviewed publication addressing researchquestions in the field of physiology.2. Demonstration of clear written and oral communication, as wellas organizational skills.3. Experience working effectively with people from diversebackgrounds.Preferred Qualifications:1. University/College teaching experience.2. Experience teaching physiology to human health students.3. Evidence of involvement in extramural funded research.4. Evidence of assessment knowledge and experience utilizingactive-learning strategies in the classroom.5. Interest in advising student organizations.6. Postdoctoral experience. PhD degree in Physiology, or a related area from an accreditedinstitution; ABD will be considered, but the PhD degree must becompleted by the start date.last_img read more

Vulfpeck, The Revivalists And The Soul Rebels To Play Jazz Fest Late Night Show

first_imgThe sheer insanity of the Jazz Fest late night concert calendar just got yet crazier! Vulfpeck is joining home town heroes The Revivalists and The Soul Rebels for a three-in-one funk-rock bonanza. With all three bands known for dynamic performances and booty shaking vibe, The Orpheum Theater is sure to be one big dance party come April 23nd.Vulfpeck’s raucous, raw sound has been winning the national attention and a rabid, ever growing fan base.  Joining them on the bill, The Revivalists bring their rocking version of Americana infused funk, all behind magnetic front man David Shaw.  And last but by no means least, The Soul Rebels bring their brass band electricity to the stage.Tickets are available starting this Friday HERE.If Vulfpeck is your jam, be sure to check out the funky up and comers at Fool’s Paradise, a destination festival in St. Augustine, FL held from April 1st to 2nd. Featuring Lettuce, GRiZ, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, Goldfish, The Nth Power and more, this is one fest you won’t want to miss! Tickets and more information available here.last_img read more