Provides technical development support for Banner Finance,Financial Aid, Student and related systems. Able to quickly learnand adapt to other Banner modules.Works closely with technical and non-technical users to definerequirements, resolve issues and create advanced PL/SQL programs tomanipulate data.Analyze end-user functions to develop scripts, programs anddashboards to automate processes.Create, develop, troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and maintaincurrent data integrations between Banner and 3rd-partyapplications.Work through all phases of program development, from analysis,design and code phase through the end-user training phase andpost-release modification phase. Develop complete, meaningfuldocumentation.Assist Banner DBAs with Banner infrastructure projects, takelead roles in customizations, data integrations and providetechnical training and documentation for other programmers andpower users.Complete special projects as assigned. Information to ApplicantCollective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is notpart of the collective bargaining unit.Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for healthand life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will becovered under the University of the District of Columbia’ sretirement plan (TIAA).Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of ColumbiaGovernment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualifiedcandidates will receive consideration without regard to race,color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C.Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District ofColumbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceivedactual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation,marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familialstatus, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamilyoffense, place of residence or business, or status as a coveredveteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District andFederal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form ofsex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. Inaddition, harassment based on any of the above protected categoriesis prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Actwill not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinaryaction.Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preferencemust submit official proof at the time of application.Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of theDistrict of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g.H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional PracticalTraining (OPT).Residency Preference: A person applying for a position whois a bona fide District resident at the time of application for theposition, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference overnon-District applicants, unless the person declines the preferencepoints. If selected, the person shall be required to present noless than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before theeffective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment.Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-yearperiod will result in forfeiture of employment.Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of theDrug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fillthis position will, as a condition of employment, be required tonotify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later thanfive (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statuteoccurring in the workplace.Background Investigation: Employment with the University ofthe District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactorybackground investigation. The determination of a ‘satisfactorybackground investigation’ is made at the sole discretion of theUniversity of the District of Columbia. The University may refuseto hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist orreview and may terminate the employment of a current employee basedon the results of a background investigation.Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area ofconsideration and/or after the closing date will not be givenconsideration. You must resubmit your resume to receiveconsideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. Forthe purpose of employment, resumes are not considered jobapplications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDCapplication will be required.Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Universityof the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Managementonly.Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment andjob applications should be directed to UDC Office of TalentManagement at (202) 274-5380.The University of the District of Columbia is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Fora full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, pleasevisit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/. Minimum Job Requirements Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or business,or equivalent training and applied experience.Ellucian Banner development experience required, formerEllucian employee preferred.Six (6) years of progressively responsible computer programmingand analysis experience. Description Number of Vacancies: 1Area of Consideration: Open To The PublicPosition Status: Full-Time, RegularPay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/ 2BSalary Range: $100,581- $120,624Closing Date: Open Until FilledLocation: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW,Washington, DC 20008Brief Description of Duties The Applications Developer, Team Lead will serve as a developmentBanner application and business data expert. The position requireshands-on expertise with Banner systems including Banner JobSubmission, posting, data imports, data exports, baseline andmodified C Programs, shell scripts and other Banner relatedprocesses as well as in-depth knowledge of functional businessprocesses in the Finance, Student, Admissions and Financial Aidmodules. This includes the ability to appropriately correct BannerFinance issues, develop and process data files and APIimports/exports between non-Banner systems. The ApplicationsDeveloper, Team Lead will need to create advanced Oracle SQLscripts and reports to analyze and validate data then createadvanced PL/SQL programs to manipulate the data and captureexceptions. The programmer will develop robust and automatedprocesses to translate, import and export data between Banner andexternal systems using delimited TXT,XML and other files, Bannerand external APIs and Web Services. The position requires a stronganalytical mindset, advanced Oracle SQL and PL/SQL expertise.Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Applications, theApplications Developer, Team Lead will assist Oracle Banner DBAswith Banner infrastructure projects, take the lead in Bannercustomizations, data integrations and provide technical trainingand documentation for other programmers and power users. Thisposition requires experience, organization, creativity andattention-to-detail. As a subject matter expert, the ApplicationsDeveloper, Team Lead is expected to have an excellent teamworkmindset along with superior training skills and a willingness tolearn from other subject matter experts in order to achieve thebest possible solution and raise the collective knowledge of ourinformation systems staff.Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Dolly Parton was the featured virtual guest on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the country singer/songwriter was promoting her forthcoming autobiography/coffee table book, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, due out next month.For her appearance, Parton appeared via video screen to discuss her new book by taking viewers back through her well-documented journey which began as a kid growing up in the Tennessee mountains, where music was a big part of her life from the beginning.“I really think of myself as a song teller, ’cause I write songs but I tell stories in my song,” Parton said to start the interview when discussing the meaning of her new book. “I thought, ‘Well that’s a good name for my coffee table book,’ it has about 170 some-odd songs of mine, and I tell stories about why I wrote them and what kind of frame of mind I was in.”Parton went on to tell Colbert how songwriting has been so important on a personal level throughout her life, talk about writing tunes that would be performed by Emmylou Harris and Whitney Houston, and reflect on the musical imprint her family left on her. At one point when discussing one of the songs that her mother used to sing to her, Parton belted out the lyrics to the a-cappella folk tune, which actually appeared to move the show’s host to tears on air.Related: Dolly Parton’s Non-Profit Foundation Has Now Given 100 Million Books To Kids In Need [Video]Watch the two interview segments from Tuesday’s episode below.The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – Dolly Parton Interview Pt. 1 – 10/20/20[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – Dolly Parton Interview Pt. 2 – 10/20/20[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]Parton returned to the headlines earlier this month with the arrival of her latest holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, which features guest contributions from Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Bublé, and that other late-night host and JRAD superfan Jimmy Fallon.
Courtesy/ATLBy All Time Lists:For safety concerns, the U.S. government has issued travel advisories on several countries. Here are 10 of them:10. LibyaAccording to an article published by MSN, the U.S. State Department has a standing “do not travel” advisory on Libya. The country has been unstable since its dictator was toppled in 2011. The government is unable to control crime, for the most part, and extremist groups are known to target foreign travelers, particularly those from the U.S.But, for those of you old enough to remember, you know that Libya’s issues go back further than that. The country was a big sponsor, so to speak, of terrorist operations in the 1980s. There’s even a reference to it in the film “Back to the Future.”9. VenezuelaIn January, the U.S. State Department issued a Level 4 “do not travel” advisory (raised from travel advisory Level 3 – reconsider travel) for Venezuela and ordered all non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members to evacuate immediately. This was due to the country’s ongoing political turmoil.You may remember that we told you last year that Venezuela had the third highest murder rate in the world. Well, they’ve moved out of the number three slot into the number two slot. According to World Atlas, Venezuela has the second highest murder rate in the world, with 53.7 murders per 100,000 people each year.OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:The U.S. State Departments says there’s a severe shortage of food, water, medicine, medical supplies and electricity throughout Venezuela.Armed criminal gangs often operate with impunity throughout the urban areas.The vast majority of murders and other violent crimes committed in Venezuela go unsolved.8. North KoreaThis one should come as no surprise to anyone. I mean, after all you hear in the news about it, who’d want to actually travel to North Korea anyway? Dennis Rodman, I suppose. Nonetheless, the U.S. government doesn’t want its citizens traveling there — and for good reason. It actually has more to do with the North Korean government than it does with the North Korean people. According to USA TODAY, the North Korean government remains the biggest threat to American citizens. That’s because they are at risk for arrest, long-term sentences, and hard labor for infractions that aren’t even considered crimes in the U.S. These infractions, and I use the term loosely, include taking unauthorized photographs, shopping at stores not designated for foreigners, and disrespecting the country’s current and former leaders — hardly anything that someone should have to do hard time for.7. TurkeyIt’s not so much that the U.S. government has issues with Turkey. It’s the fact that Syria, one of the countries that’s home to ISIS, is on Turkey’s southern border. Hence, the State Department has issued a Level 3 “reconsider travel” advisory. Americans have been advised not to travel to areas along this border (and certain southeastern provinces as well) because of concerns about terrorism. In fact, terrorist groups have been known to kidnap and assassinate Western tourists and expatriates.6. IranThis is not a country you want to travel to unless you don’t mind getting kidnapped, arrested, and detained. That’s what an article published by MSN says will likely happen to you if you visit. In fact, Iranian authorities have been known to detain students, academics, journalists and business travelers on unjust charges, one of which includes espionage. Those most at risk are people who hold dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship.TIP: Don’t risk traveling to Iran. The U.S. has not had diplomatic relations with them since 1979, so they are unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iran. On the plus side, if you can call it that, Switzerland serves as an intermediary for U.S. citizens in Iran and provides emergency services.5. IraqTerrorism and armed conflict are the reasons why the U.S. government doesn’t want you to travel to Iraq. In fact, American citizens face a high risk of violence and kidnapping by one of the many terrorist and insurgent groups that are active in this country. These groups target Americans as well as Western companies.Americans also risk injury or death due to the many attacks that are carried out using improvised explosive devices. And, like in Iran, the U.S. government’s ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq is limited.4. Burkina FasoThe State Department advises U.S. citizens to “reconsider travel” when it comes to one region of Burkina Faso in particular — the northern Sahel border with Mali and Niger. In fact, the State Department has issued travel advisories on both of those countries, Level 4: Do not travel and Level 3: Reconsider travel, respectively. According to an article published by USA TODAY, there are organized criminal groups and terrorists in this region that specifically target Westerners. Potential places of concern include restaurants, hotels, schools, and even police stations.3. HaitiThe State Department issued a “Level 3: Reconsider travel” warning for Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. There are currently widespread, violent demonstrations and protests in Haiti, not to mention that tourists are sometimes targeted shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince international airport. For this reason, the U.S. Embassy requires its employees to use official transportation to and from the airport and discourages them from going to establishments after dark where there’s no secure parking, going to banks, using ATMs, driving outside of Port-au-Prince at night, and using public transportation.FYI, Haiti is another country in which the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.2. HondurasThe State Department issued a “Level 3: Reconsider travel” advisory when it comes to Honduras because of the Central American country’s crimes, which include rape, extortion, and drug and human trafficking. But, that’s not all. Tourists have been known to be attacked when arriving at their hotel from the airport. What’s worse is that Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world, with 90.4 murders per 100,000 people.TIPS:Americans are advised not to travel to the region of Gracias a Dios. Danger is elevated there because of a lack of emergency services.San Pedro Sula, in the northwest region of the country, is at the center of much of the violence in Honduras.1. NigeriaApparently, when it comes to Nigeria, the Nigerian Prince scam isn’t the only thing Americans need to worry about. According to the State Department, the threat of terrorism in Nigeria is real — real enough for the State Department to issue a “Level 3: Reconsider travel” advisory. There are many terrorist groups that operate in this country, and as a result, kidnappings and robberies are quite common in certain parts of the country. According to USA TODAY, Americans have been advised to avoid large crowds and places such as churches, markets, shopping malls, and clubs.CONCLUSIONSo, there you have it. These are just some of the countries the government doesn’t want you to visit. In the meantime, check the State Department’s website for a full list, and be safe in your travels.
SPAIN: Infrastructure Manager ADIF has awarded a €20·4m contract to install mixed-gauge track between Astigarraga and Irún, the Ministry of Development announced on April 1. Together with earlier contracts for upgrading the signalling and overhead line, this will complete a 1 435 mm gauge corridor between the French border and the high speed line connecting Vitoria, Bilbao and San Sebastián which is currently under construction.The contract covers modifications to the bridges, tunnels and stations as well as the laying of additional rail for mixed 1 435 mm/1 668 mm gauge operation. The work has been split into three sections. One covers remodelling of the track layout at Hernani, just west of Astigarraga, where new refuge loops will be laid to accommodate freight trains of ‘interoperable standard length’. The others cover the 5 km between the junction with the high speed line at Astigarraga and the approaches to San Sebastián, and the 17 km from there to Irún.ADIF has already started various projects that will facilitate the future standard gauge connection. A €40m programme to renovate the infrastructure between San Sebastián and Irún included the laying of gauge-convertible sleepers with provision for the addition of the extra rails.Last December ADIF tendered further enabling works totalling €46m, covering the renewal of the overhead line equipment at Irún, and upgrading of signalling and telecommunications between Hernani and Irún. A €10m contract for modifying overhead line on this section of the route went out to tender in February.
Construction work includes pavement removal, unclassified excavation, embankment, grading, paving, stream diversions, stream channel construction, stream bank construction, culvert installation, signing, and striping. This project is scheduled to be completed by October 2019. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Construction crews are working between MP 101 and 118.Crews will be installing culverts at Slikok Tributary, Clam Gulch, Coal Creek and Crooked Creek.Crews will be working day and night shifts. Drivers should be aware of possible TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS and DELAYS. DOT advises drivers to still use caution while driving on the gravel surface in the area, and follow all traffic signs. DOT is working to widen the highway shoulders and install four large diameter culverts. Construction for the 2019 season will primarily occur at Slikok Tributary, Crooked Creek, and Clam Gulch. The Coal Creek culvert will be replaced as a part of improvements, and the adjacent areas revegetated and restored. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Good news for those heading to Homer this week, the Sterling Highway is open at MP 106, according to the Department of Transportation.
Liverpool’s narrow Europa League victory over Besiktas asked more questions of the Redmen than it answered, but for the moment attention returns to the Premier League and the battle for a top four place.The Merseysiders face a massive trip to Southampton this weekend, with just four points separating them and the high-flying Saints.Victory would be a massive boost in Liverpool’s hunt for a Champions League place, while defeat would be a big setback, with fixtures against Man City, Man United and Arsenal on the horizon.Below is how boss Brendan Rodgers’ side could look: Liverpool face Southampton this weekend 1 1 GoalkeeperSimon Mignolet’s continued renaissance means that he will remain between the sticks for Liverpool.DefenceWhile Rodgers’ back three experiment was initially derided by fans and pundits alike, Liverpool’s upswing in form and continued momentum indicates that something seems to be working. Expect it to continue this weekend, despite facing a Southampton side capable of causing problems. The trio of Emre Can, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho have clicked well.MidfieldSteven Gerrard’s absence and Lucas Leiva’s injury problems leave Rodgers with little in the way of options in the middle. Jordan Henderson is one of the first names on the team-sheet, and it seems likely that Joe Allen will partner him.In wider areas, Alberto Moreno will continue and there could be a recall to the starting XI for Lazar Markovic, who was forced to watch the midweek victory over Besiktas from the sidelines owing to his four-match UEFA ban.AttackRaheem Sterling has returned to full fitness, but it remains very much up in the air as to whether he will start or come off the bench. Adam Lallana will naturally be keen to face his former side and could start if Sterling isn’t quite ready, while Philippe Coutinho’s good form means he is almost undroppable. Mario Balotelli’s controversial heroics may have helped his cause, but it’s unlikely that he will displace Daniel Sturridge in attack.Liverpool fans, how do you think you’ll line-up this weekend? Comment below…