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

Program Director, IT

first_imgPartner with the campus leadership (President, Director and/orDean) to generate a strategic enrollment plan for theprogram. Collaborate with academic counsellors and admissions, financial aidand student services personnel to assist with enrolling qualifiedstudents. Benefits:*Medical*Dental*VisionFSA/HSATuition Assistant ProgramLong/Short Term DisabilityLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program401KGenerous Paid Time Off12 Paid Holidays* includes domestic partner coverage POSITIONSUMMARY: Select and develop a Program Advisory Council (PAC) that meets atleast twice per year. Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of AcademicAffairs or Campus Director, and Department Chair/CollegeDean. REQUIREMENTS: ENVIRONMENT: Participate in faculty development each year asrequired. Facilitate the submission of required programmatic reports anddocumentation, including graduation rates, performance on statelicensing or certification examinations and employmentrates. Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditationcriteria and state agency regulations. South University, the right direction for abrighter future. PhD (or other appropriate terminal degree) from a regionallyaccredited university strongly preferred, especially for graduatelevel programs. Master’s degree with both significant experienceand college-level teaching experience minimally required, if theprogram offers only associate’s or baccalaureate levelprograms. Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficientwith the use of standard office applications on personalcomputers. The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing theessential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions. The term “qualified individual with adisability” means an individual with a disability who, with orwithout reasonable accommodation, can perform the essentialfunctions of the position. While performing the duties of this job,the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally inperson, over the telephone, through email and other electronicmeans, move about the office or school, handle various types ofmedia and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observeand assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10pounds unless otherwise specified in the jobdescription. Online teaching experience is a plus. Notify the College Dean and campus Director/DOAAO of any expectedor unexpected substantive change within the program and of anychange in institutional accreditation status or legal authority toprovide postsecondary education. The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with anoccasional overnight stay to participate in a variety ofconferences and meetings.center_img KEY JOBELEMENTS: Participate in program-related Campus events as indicated,including New Student Orientation, Pinning or other ceremonies,graduations, etc. Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic andcampus leaders, university leaders, and public groups. Thursday, April 15, 2021What’s next for you is the first priorityfor us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees,South University is a private institution dedicated to providingeducational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social andprofessional development of a diverse studentpopulation.Our 120-year story—past, present andfuture—is a history formed by the many individuals who havedeveloped the education and spirit of community that have becomeour pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supportersof South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learningsites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-onesupport and personalized attention that helps students define goalsand identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes featurehands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills andexcellence in their chosen fields but also shape their charactersthrough encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and thepursuit of life-long learning.Visit www.southuniversity.edu today to learn moreabout what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believeand Become, a place where you can make a difference in thelives of students eager to learn and grow. Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees,students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic orbusiness community. Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Facultyjob description and in accordance with the provisions of FacultySupplement to the South University Employee Handbook. Collaborate with the Campus Director or Director of AcademicAffairs and Operations (DOAAO) and fellow Directors and with theDepartment Chair concerning: scheduling, sharing faculty,curriculum and other issues to support student learning andfacilitate efficient resource use. Other requirements specific to the discipline. In partnership with campus leadership, develop and support a planfor outreach activities to generate a prospective student poolsufficient to sustain and grow the program, consistent with thestrategic enrollment plan. Effectively administer and grow the program(s) including curriculumdevelopment, program assessment, student registration/advisement,and community and campus relations. Select, train, develop, manage, and lead regular and adjunctfaculty according to the guidelines provided by the CampusDirector/Dean of Academic Affairs, the Department Chair and inaccordance with the policies and procedures of theUniversity/Campus. The Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensuratewith experience) who also holds an administrative appointmentrelated to managing a specific program or programs.Responsibilities include: classroom instruction, day-to-day programoperations, assisting students toward successful term-by-termprogression and graduation, partnering with Campus leadership andthe admissions, academic support and financial aid staff togenerate a prospective student pool, partnering with the CampusPresident or Director to maintain program viability, and staffingthe classroom with instructors who support the Mission of theUniversity and provide a high-quality learning experience for thestudent. The Program Director engages in professional associations,businesses and the local community as necessary to promote thevisibility and stature of the program(s). The Program Directorabides by the mandates set by the South University Board ofTrustees, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, theCampus President or Director, and the Campus ExecutiveCommittee. Support College-level initiatives and directives to maintaincompliance with accreditation and state regulatory criteria andadhere to all University and campus policies and procedures. In theabsence of a Department Chair, partner with the College Dean tooversee accreditation activities on his/her campus which arenormally handled by the Department Chair. Support and execute as needed University initiatives designed toachieve student completion rates as outlined in the University’sstrategic planning. South University is anEqual Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a criticalstep in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We arecommitted to building and developing a diverse environment where avariety of ideas, cultures and perspectives canthrive.Other detailsJob Family AllPositionsPay Type SalaryRequired Education Master’s Degree A minimum of two years successful performance in a full-timeuniversity-level teaching role and prior management experience inhigher education or in another organization within the programdirector’s discipline.last_img read more

Harvard launches redesigned Web site

first_imgHarvard University has a newer and shinier Web presence. The easily accessible and eminently navigable Web site has a clean, bold, handsome design. Replacing two static stories are a revolving set of eight news items — frequently updated — in a vibrant, mobile presentation. And links to the entire Harvard community are both easy to find and easy to access. The redesign of President Drew Faust’s Web site is presently under way.last_img

DLP retains power if general elections are held today- survey

first_imgLocalNewsPolitics DLP retains power if general elections are held today- survey by: – May 29, 2017 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 557 Views   3 comments D.L.P – redU.W.P – purpleUndecided – yellowA nation-wide scientific survey of Dominican electors, commissioned by Alex Bruno in April 2017, shows that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) would retain power if general elections are held today, although the United Workers Party (UWP) has gathered support.Bruno, who is a pursuing a Ph. D in political science at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Florida International University, released the results of the survey to the media on Monday 29 May 2017.In the scientific survey, Bruno sought to answer the question: ‘Which Political Party will win Dominica’s next General Parliamentary Elections’ and efforts were concentrated on 13 out of 21 constituencies.“According to this survey data I conclude, with 95% confidence, that 58% of the sample agree the Dominica Labour Party will win (+/- 3.91) the next Dominica General Elections,” Bruno wrote in the statement to the media.He wrote that this survey “stemmed from a professional desire to present independently responsible scholarly information on political candidate electability, with the view to determining which party may form the next government of the island of Dominica”. It is the second poll conducted by this agency; the first was the by-election snap poll in the Soufriere Constituency in May 2016. “We correctly predicted the results of that race. This second poll however is our first nationwide effort,” Bruno wrote.Participants were asked the following questions (in that order):1. Should general elections be held today, which political party candidate, in your opinion, will win your constituency?2. Should general elections be held today, which political party will most likely form the government?3. Do you think that issues surrounding the Citizen by Investment (C.B.I) program will have any influence or effect on the result of the next general elections?4. In your view, which political leader of the major parties is more persuasive, credible and believable?5. Which political party has the strongest message?6. Will you change your vote, meaning will you switch and vote for a different party/candidate if you had to vote today?7. For which candidate/party did you vote at the last elections?Bruno informed that on average, 60 – 75 samples were taken in each constituency, and the information collected was analyzed by the polls commissioner and statistically presented by trained professionals. Only the data collected during the polling period, April 14 – 30, 2017, was used in the presentation of the following results. “At the end, a little over 800 registered voters were polled with a margin of error of +/- 3.91%. The standard formula was used to arrive at this figure,” Bruno wrote.The results are as follows;“The results of a scientific survey suggest that the D.L.P will hold on to governing power in the parliament of Dominica should elections be held today.Respondents were of the opinion that the D.L.P will retain eleven (11) seats; the Vieille Case, Portsmouth, Cottage, Grand Bay, Paix Bouche, Colihaut, Salybia, La Plaine, Soufriere, Castle Bruce and Mahaut constituencies.The Petite Savanne constituency is a contingency seat which could also be called for the D.L.P, based on polling data – albeit inconclusive.It was also the opinion of the respondents that the United Workers Party (U.W.P) will hold on to its six (6) currently held seats: Marigot, Salisbury, Wesley, Roseau Central, Roseau North and Roseau South, while becoming more competitive in Morne Jaune which this poll declares as a toss-up seat. The U.W.P could grab the Morne Jaune seat within the margin of error if the majority of the undecided vote goes U.W.P’s way.The U.W.P also polled competitively in the St. Joseph and Roseau Valley constituency. St. Joseph was found to be the constituency with the highest level of undecided voters/respondents in each of the seven polling categories, and may very well swing either way. St. Joseph is certainly the seat which seems most vulnerable.So, if the poll results hold, the D.L.P shall win the next general election (should it be held today) with a reduced mandate of twelve (12) seats, while U.W.P can possibly take nine (9) seats”.However, Bruno noted that the UWP winning nine seats “will require a herculean task which is somewhat impeded by the incoherent messaging of the opposition party, and compounded by the public legal distraction of its leader, Mr. Lennox Linton”.The scientific electoral poll can be downloaded here: Scientfic Electoral Poll with GRAPH – DOMINICA 2017 (1)last_img read more

Boeing Selects Raytheon to Develop Active Electronically Scanned Radars for B-52 Bombers

first_imgBoeing has selected Raytheon to upgrade the radar for B-52 bomber planes. Under the contract, Raytheon will design, develop, produce and sustain active electronically scanned array radar systems for the entire U.S. Air Force B-52 fleet. The advanced radar upgrade will ensure the aircraft remains mission ready through 2050 and beyond. Low rate initial production is scheduled to begin in 2024.With AESA radar on board, the B-52 will gain improved navigation reliability to support nuclear and conventional missions. Raytheon’s B-52 radar is based on AESA technologies developed from the APG-79/APG-82 radar family. The B-52 will also benefit from improved mapping and detection range and an increase in the number of targets it can simultaneously engage. Along with improved capabilities that help crews see further and more accurately, Raytheon’s AESA radar offers greater reliability than the current system because it has no moving parts and uses modern operating software.According to Raytheon, its active electronically scanned array (AESA) systems, with game-changing performance and tactical advantages, are the cornerstone of current and future aircrafts. Providing incomparable detection, targeting, tracking, and self-protection capabilities, the AESA systems are yet another hallmark in the company’s evolving development of innovative radars in support of the warfighters. The Raytheon AESA radar family may be tailored to fit any platform’s size, space and requirements.last_img read more