Web Resources – Reservocation http://reservocation.com/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:16:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://reservocation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T111851.286-150x150.png Web Resources – Reservocation http://reservocation.com/ 32 32 Governments step up efforts to close resource gap for UNAIDS work to end AIDS by 2030 – Global https://reservocation.com/governments-step-up-efforts-to-close-resource-gap-for-unaids-work-to-end-aids-by-2030-global/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 13:22:58 +0000 https://reservocation.com/governments-step-up-efforts-to-close-resource-gap-for-unaids-work-to-end-aids-by-2030-global/ **GENEVA, 18 November 2022—**Three major donors today announced funding increases to support UNAIDS’ evidence-based and human rights-based work to end HIV/AIDS. AIDS. During an extensive dialogue at the UNAIDS Global Center in Geneva, the United States, the Netherlands and Germany all announced additional resources for UNAIDS, on top of the resources already pledged. The United […]]]>

**GENEVA, 18 November 2022—**Three major donors today announced funding increases to support UNAIDS’ evidence-based and human rights-based work to end HIV/AIDS. AIDS. During an extensive dialogue at the UNAIDS Global Center in Geneva, the United States, the Netherlands and Germany all announced additional resources for UNAIDS, on top of the resources already pledged.

The United States, UNAIDS’ largest donor, announced an increase of $5.2 million on top of the $50 million already pledged earlier this year. Germany announced an additional €0.5 million, and the Netherlands pledged an additional €3 million and announced a 15% increase in funding and a multi-year agreement with UNAIDS to ensure funding for 2023-2025.

“Having a fully funded UNAIDS is important because AIDS is still an epidemic for which there is no vaccine or cure, but it is an epidemic that we can treat. It is an epidemic that affects the most vulnerable, the marginalized, the most oppressed, this is where UNAIDS plays a central role,” said Kitty van der Heijden, Deputy Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands. “UNAIDS must be able to provide what it does well, and it helps prevent and treat HIV — we encourage more donors to come forward.”

In July, UNAIDS released a report showing that the response was in danger, with the COVID crisis and the war in Ukraine putting the AIDS response under even greater pressure. In 2021, one person died every minute from an AIDS-related illness and every two minutes a young woman was newly infected with HIV.

“AIDS remains a deadly pandemic and we cannot afford to pause now,” said Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “UNAIDS has developed a strategy that will put us on the path to ending AIDS, saving the lives of millions, ending the inequalities that fuel pandemics and strengthening health systems, but we need funding to achieve this. We welcome additional pledges of support to UNAIDS that will strengthen our efforts to cross the finish line. »

UNAIDS works with its 11 cosponsoring organizations, combining the range of technical expertise, cross-sectoral work and policy reach needed to get the response back on track. A fully funded UNAIDS is essential. Investment is now essential to reach the 2030 goal to end AIDS. A failure to invest will prolong the epidemic indefinitely with soaring costs in the future if we don’t act now.

UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations — UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank — and works closely with global partners and national goals to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about unaids.org and join us on Facebook, Twitter, instagram and Youtube.

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City News | Wilmington, DE https://reservocation.com/city-news-wilmington-de/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:29:00 +0000 https://reservocation.com/city-news-wilmington-de/ Mayor Mike Purzycki is pleased today – America Recycles Day – to share an announcement from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) regarding the relaunch of “Recyclopedia”, an online resource to help users properly manage waste and recyclable materials. Making it easier for residents and visitors to recycle is an important […]]]>





Mayor Mike Purzycki is pleased today – America Recycles Day – to share an announcement from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) regarding the relaunch of “Recyclopedia”, an online resource to help users properly manage waste and recyclable materials. Making it easier for residents and visitors to recycle is an important way to ensure Wilmington remains a great city. The DNREC press release is presented below.

DNREC relaunches ‘Recyclopedia’ to improve recycling in the state

Instantaneous Recycling Information, Delaware Local Trash Disposal Help, Visitors’ Fingertips

In recognition of America Recycles Day on November 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today is relaunching an enhanced online resource to help Delaware residents and visitors learn what is acceptable for recycling in the first state. Recyclopedia, administered by DNREC’s Waste and Hazardous Substances Division, helps users determine how best to manage waste, whether through recycling or proper disposal. Recyclopedia can be an environmental asset for residents and visitors, whether at home, at work, at school or on vacation.

The web application of de.gov/recyclopedia offers an easy-to-navigate, illustrated guide to over 375 common items – providing instant answer on how and where these items can be recycled or disposed of most efficiently, and directing app users to the nearest locations for the one or another of consumer actions. Information from Recyclopedia can be retrieved by PC, tablet, mobile phone or other devices.

“The updated Recyclopedia search tool continues to take advantage of the latest technologies enabling DNREC to help Delaware residents and visitors reduce the amount of recyclables and other waste sent to our landfills,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “One of our ongoing challenges to improving the recycling rate in Delaware is the uncertainty of where, what, and how to recycle. The new state-specific Recyclopedia helps us meet this challenge by providing better guidance for Delawares to know what, how and where to recycle or properly dispose of waste.

Using Recyclopedia helps citizens adhering to Delaware’s Universal Recycling Act determine whether items should be placed in a curbside recycling cart, taken to a drop-off location, or put in the trash or dumpster. For example, typing “milk jugs” into the Recyclopedia product location will return a response that they are “acceptable” to be placed in the curbside recycling cart – Recyclopedia also informs the user of keep the cap on the jar when recycling. Meanwhile, a search for “coffee mugs” and what to do with them in Delaware results in “Not Acceptable” for the recycling cart and that those mugs should go in the trash.

The Delaware Recyclopedia tool is dynamic and will be updated based on user interaction and research by DNREC staff. For more information, visit de.gov/recyclopedia.

About the DNRC
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, safeguards public health, provides opportunities for outdoor recreation, and educates Delawares about the environment. The DNREC Waste and Hazardous Substances Division ensures that Delaware’s waste is managed in a manner that protects human life, health, safety and the environment. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DelawareDNREC on Facebook, instagram, Twitter Where LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Michael Globetti
Email: michael.globetti@delaware.gov

COMMUNITY AND MEDIA INQUIRIES:

John Rago
Deputy chief of staff
City of Wilmington, Mayor’s Office
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: jrago@WilmingtonDE.gov

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County Board Approves New Studio for Arlington Independent Media – Official Arlington County Virginia Government Site https://reservocation.com/county-board-approves-new-studio-for-arlington-independent-media-official-arlington-county-virginia-government-site/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 15:26:39 +0000 https://reservocation.com/county-board-approves-new-studio-for-arlington-independent-media-official-arlington-county-virginia-government-site/ Posted on November 12, 2022 Today the Arlington County Board Approved License Agreement for a unique new partnership between Arlington Arts and Arlington Independent Media (AIM) that will expand and enhance cultural and artistic opportunities throughout Arlington with a new AIM satellite location at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive of Arlington Arts. […]]]>

Posted on November 12, 2022



Today the Arlington County Board Approved License Agreement for a unique new partnership between Arlington Arts and Arlington Independent Media (AIM) that will expand and enhance cultural and artistic opportunities throughout Arlington with a new AIM satellite location at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive of Arlington Arts. AIM, which has provided video instruction and community streaming access to Arlingtonians since 1982, will use existing studio space at 3700 to expand its access to multimedia technologies and the creation of video, audio, web content. and digital.

“This unique collaboration will expand arts education and access to the wider Arlington community and provide an opportunity to share knowledge and resources,” said County Board Chair Katie Cristol. . “The partnership also advances the goals and vision of a thriving ‘arts and industry’ in the Four Mile Run Valley area plan by bringing community broadcasting services as well as audio-visual educational programming to the area.”

The partnership aligns with AIM’s mission to increase diverse and inclusive access to established and emerging public media. “I am extremely proud and honored to lead AIM as we expand into a secondary space in south Arlington. As a longtime resident of Arlington, I respect and appreciate the rich history of the county, especially of Green Valley,” said Arlington CEO Whytni Kernodle. Independent media. “The AIM team is excited to bring community media to South Arlington, we look forward to connecting with the local community, meeting residents and business owners, and more.”

This collaboration not only enhances opportunities for Arlington residents, but is also a significant step forward in the ongoing effort to expand cultural offerings along the Four Mile Run Corridor. This effort is an important facet of the County’s Four Mile Run Valley Area Plan as well as the Public Art Master Plan and other long-range planning initiatives, and it aligns with the ongoing goals of providing a extensive community network of arts initiatives in South Arlington.

Approximately 3700 Four Mile Run

Built as a bottling plant for Pepsi-Cola in the mid-1940s, the building at 3700 Four Mile Run Drive later served as WETA’s radio broadcast center. When the county acquired the facility in the early 2000s to house the Theater on the Run’s black box room, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, offices and gallery, three soundproof studio spaces were preserved. Over the past two decades, these studios have been used periodically for an array of county and independent projects. These range from sessions for CAMMO – a non-profit organization providing opportunities for veteran military musicians, to “Now and Then”, the only solo album by Arlington bluegrass fiddle legend Roy “Speedy” Tolliver (1918 -2017). This new partnership is an ideal opportunity to activate these purpose-built studios across AIM’s production and broadcast businesses.

About Arlington Independent Media and Arlington Arts

Arlington Independent Media is a community media organization with a 40 year history in Arlington, VA. Our mission is to make media more accessible within the community. We believe in independent voices to build community and we are committed to amplifying the voices of the most marginalized in our community.

Arlington Cultural Affairsa division of Arlington Economic Development, offers public activities and programs Arlington Arts. Our mission is to create, support and promote the arts, connecting artists and the community to reflect Arlington’s diversity. This includes providing material support to artists and arts organizations in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; integrating award-winning public art into our built environment; and presenting high-quality interpretive, literary, visual and new media programming throughout the county.

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Director, Safety and Security – 23050 – United States of America https://reservocation.com/director-safety-and-security-23050-united-states-of-america/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 08:47:34 +0000 https://reservocation.com/director-safety-and-security-23050-united-states-of-america/ Insight The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, is seeking a Director, Safety and Security. Main function Work closely with office security focal points to manage safety and security at WWF-US sites. Update and maintain the safety and security program for WWF-US managed staff and offices, including related […]]]>

Insight

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, is seeking a Director, Safety and Security.

Main function

Work closely with office security focal points to manage safety and security at WWF-US sites. Update and maintain the safety and security program for WWF-US managed staff and offices, including related policies, procedures, training and capacity building. Complete and maintain local safety and security plans for WWF-US offices, working closely with local office management, local security focal points, and external advisors as needed. Conduct risk assessments and security plans for specific countries, projects, donor proposals and trips. Provide pre-travel security assessments and staff briefings and manage our tracking system for traveling and on-assignment staff. Lead a network of office security focal points, providing regular communications, training, tools and resources. Manage the organization’s emergency communication system and protocols, including user training. Oversee incident reporting and response, including incident logging, trend analysis, and appropriate notification and coordination. Coordinate incident response notification and follow-up with Human Resources, Information Technology and General Counsel’s office. Lead the coordination of the crisis response team, advising senior management on crisis response procedures and incident response. Coordinate with safety and security peers at WWF-International and other network offices. Build and maintain strong networks with peer organizations, government and other security sector actors. Manage vendors and external resources for safety and security. Perform other assigned duties.

Responsibilities

  • Minimum requirement of a BA/BS degree and at least ten years of related practical experience in safety and security management, or equivalent.
  • Experience working in safety and security for an organization with a global footprint, including working overseas in insecure and/or hostile environments.
  • Experience in risk assessment, incident reporting, incident mapping, and intelligence retention and analysis.
  • A formal security qualification or appropriate training in security management.

Qualifications– Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to provide exceptional customer service to a multicultural workforce operating in challenging environments.

  • Ability to travel (approximately 20%) internationally and in insecure or hostile environments.
  • Strong technology skills, both with security and communications related equipment, and computer skills in MS Office and related applications.
  • Ability to provide clear written and verbal advice.
  • Able to work independently as well as work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s Core Values ​​- Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration:
    • Shows courage by speaking out even when it is difficult or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, acknowledging mistakes and holding themselves accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizes and embraces different and conflicting perspectives with kindness, curiosity and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors and ways of working in many groups and individuals.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. WWF will consider requests to accommodate the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincere religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter and resume through our Careers pageRequest #23050
  • Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or protection. Veteran status. WWF values ​​diversity and inclusion and invites a variety of applicants to apply.

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Littleton Man charged with Covid fraud | USAO-CO https://reservocation.com/littleton-man-charged-with-covid-fraud-usao-co/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:01:21 +0000 https://reservocation.com/littleton-man-charged-with-covid-fraud-usao-co/ DENVER — The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Lawrence Phillip Hernandez, 58, of Littleton, has been charged by wire fraud information for taking money, which he received at following a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications he submitted. On March 27, 2020, the […]]]>

DENVER — The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Lawrence Phillip Hernandez, 58, of Littleton, has been charged by wire fraud information for taking money, which he received at following a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications he submitted.

On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed into law the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, which provided emergency assistance, administered by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), to small business owners. affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The two main sources of financing for small businesses were the PPP program and EIDL.

Reportedly, from March 30, 2020 to March 2021, Hernandez allegedly devised and participated in a scheme to defraud the United States and two lenders and fraudulently obtain money and property. Hernandez obtained $952,819 in loans and grants through his fraud scheme, including more than $636,000 in PPP loans and $316,800 from the EIDL program. He obtained the loans and grants based on misrepresentations of his company’s gross revenue, cost of goods sold, number of employees, payroll costs and past expenses. Hernandez also submitted fabricated tax and financial documents for 2019. Hernandez reportedly used some of the funds for personal expenses.

Hernandez was arraigned on November 4, 2022 before Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter.

The charge contained in the information is an allegation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven otherwise.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with assistance from the Small Business Administration-Office of Inspector General, as part of their work with the Task Force on Colorado-based EIDL fraud. The prosecution is being led by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Craig Fansler and Rebecca Weber.

On May 17, 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to mobilize Department of Justice resources in partnership with government agencies to scale up enforcement and prevention efforts. pandemic-related fraud. The task force strengthens efforts to investigate and prosecute the most culpable domestic and international criminal actors and assists agencies administering relief programs to prevent fraud, among other methods, by increasing and integrating coordination mechanisms existing ones, identifying resources and techniques to uncover fraudulent actors and their agendas, and sharing and leveraging information and knowledge gained from previous enforcement efforts. For more information about the Department’s response to the pandemic, please visit https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus.

Anyone with information about alleged attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline at 866-720-5721 or through the complaint form NCDF online at: https://www. .justice.gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form.

Case number: 22-cr-318

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SPI pays $4 billion for learning recovery https://reservocation.com/spi-pays-4-billion-for-learning-recovery/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 20:47:26 +0000 https://reservocation.com/spi-pays-4-billion-for-learning-recovery/ California Department of EducationPress release California Department of EducationPress release Exit: #22-52November 2, 2022 SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced the availability of $4 billion in funding to county offices of education, school districts and charter schools for learning recovery initiatives. Under Thurmond’s leadership, California has worked proactively to […]]]>

California Department of Education
Press release

California Department of Education
Press release


Exit: #22-52
November 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced the availability of $4 billion in funding to county offices of education, school districts and charter schools for learning recovery initiatives. Under Thurmond’s leadership, California has worked proactively to provide additional resources to help our students beyond 2024, when federal relief funding expires. These efforts included the $7.9 billion Emergency Learning Recovery Block Grant available to schools in this year’s state budget. These one-time funds are to be used through 2027-28 for strategies to support the resumption of school learning, including intensive tutoring, additional instructional time, accelerated learning strategies, intervention in early literacy, other learning supports, and the social and emotional well-being of staff and students. after two and a half difficult years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first of two equal distributions began being sent to county education offices yesterday, and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are expected to begin receiving funds soon after to help resume learning throughout throughout the 2027-2028 school year. The second installment is scheduled for spring 2023. Total benefit amounts (XLSX) for each LEA are available on the CDE Funding Results webpage. County superintendents were notified this week of the first distribution via the First Distribution for the Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant: CDE Letter for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

“We pressed for these historic state investments knowing that California students – as well as everyone in the country – have gone through a very difficult time and faced many challenges,” Superintendent Thurmond said. . “Now that the state has provided these unprecedented resources, we want to turn the money into impact, work with our schools so they learn best practices for accelerated and recovered learning, and highlight research and proven strategies to improve the lives of all students.”

Additional state resources for districts to support learning recovery efforts include an additional $3 billion for expanded learning, for an ongoing total of $4 billion, to reduce staff-to-student ratios and increasing time during the school year, summer school, and intersessional programs, as well as $250 million to expand literacy programs and hire and train reading and literacy coaches and specialists.

Last month, Thurmond launched the first in a series of virtual webinars to educate LEAs, including district and charter school administrators and classroom educators, about accelerating learning and how schools are using billions of dollars in public funding to successfully combat learning loss from the pandemic. Thurmond and the CDE will host the next in this series of webinars on November 10, and an invitation will be sent to LEAs with more information later this week.

The CDE has also created an online resource for LEAs to support their efforts to promote learning recovery. This new CDE Learning Acceleration and Recovery Resources webpage centralizes information from several programs that can be used to support learning recovery efforts. This includes several highlights of what LEAs have done with multiple sources of funding to accelerate learning.

For more information, LEA staff may contact the CDE School Improvement and Support Office at LREBG@cde.ca.gov. Learn more about the grant on the CDE Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant webpage.

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Tony Thurmond – State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last revised: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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Modalities UD: University of Dayton, Ohio https://reservocation.com/modalities-ud-university-of-dayton-ohio/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:18:50 +0000 https://reservocation.com/modalities-ud-university-of-dayton-ohio/ There are six course modalities (also called “teaching methods”) which are used to define the general characteristics of the course. The designated modality of a course will help students know: Where is their course (e.g. on campus or fully online) When their course meets (e.g. regular meeting times or no meeting times) How they are […]]]>

There are six course modalities (also called “teaching methods”) which are used to define the general characteristics of the course.

The designated modality of a course will help students know:

  • Where is their course (e.g. on campus or fully online)
  • When their course meets (e.g. regular meeting times or no meeting times)
  • How they are expected to engage (e.g. attending classes or freelance online activities)

These terms should help students understand general course expectations when registering for courses.

Modalities mainly fall into two main categories: On the campus and On line. There is an additional modality called Flex which is either on campus Where on line.

Please see the definitions of each modality and an infographic below. Please also see the responses to Frequently Asked Questions About Terms.

See the larger version of the infographic.

Modalities on campus

On the campus

This course modality meets on campus with instruction delivered directly to students by an instructor in a classroom setting. Students attend in person on designated dates and times. This modality can be supplemented with online materials, but student seat time is only offered through in-person synchronous meetings. All seat time requirements required by accreditation are met through regular student participation in live class sessions with the appropriate number of out-of-class activities to meet minimum engagement requirements.

Characteristics of the modality:

  • Meeting place: on campus
  • Scheduled presence: Always
  • Online freelance work: occasionally
  • Example: The class meets on campus on MWF from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

Hybrid on campus

This course modality meets on campus with instruction delivered directly to students by an instructor in a classroom setting. Students attend in person on designated dates and times; however, the frequency of in-person classes is reduced and the amount of online classes has increased. Normally, 30% or more of learning activities are designated as asynchronous online. This allows greater flexibility for students who prefer not to attend classes 2-3 times per week or cannot attend at a high frequency due to work schedules or other obligations. All seat time requirements required by accreditation are met through participation in live class sessions supplemented by appropriate online activities to meet minimum engagement requirements. Siege time is replaced with online activities.

Characteristics of the modality:

  • Meeting place: on campus
  • Expected attendance: Sometimes
  • Online freelance work: Regularly
  • Example: The class meets on campus on 6 specific dates throughout the semester. All other courses are completed independently online.

Online Terms


Synchronous online

This course modality requires student participation in a synchronous (real-time) setting via Zoom or another web conferencing platform. These virtual class sessions replace the face-to-face class meeting. These dates/times are communicated to students before registering for the course. All materials are provided through the learning management system. All seat time requirements required by accreditation are met through regular student participation in virtual class sessions.

Characteristics of the modality:

  • Meeting location: Online
  • Scheduled presence: Always
  • Online freelance work: occasionally
  • Example: The class meets online via Zoom on MWF from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

hybrid online

This course modality requires student participation in a synchronous (real-time) setting via Zoom or other web conferencing platforms on certain dates and times, but with less frequency than standard online synchronous courses. This modality is to be supplemented with online materials and student seat time is offered through synchronous online meetings as well as asynchronous online activities. Normally, 30% or more of learning activities are designated as asynchronous online. All seat time requirements required by accreditation are met through a combination of participation in live class sessions through web conferencing and appropriate online activities. Siege time is replaced with online activities.

Characteristics of the modality:

  • Meeting location: Online
  • Expected attendance: Sometimes
  • Online freelance work: occasionally
  • Example: The class meets online via Zoom on 6 specified dates throughout the semester. All other courses are completed independently online.

Asynchronous online

These courses use online learning resources and instructional technology such as UD’s Learning Management System (LMS), Isidore, to facilitate lesson, collaboration, and information sharing outside of constraints. time and place between students. There are no attendance requirements for live web conferencing sessions. All course material is delivered 100% online. Asynchronous courses are typically designed using digital pedagogy models that leverage the tools and resources of the virtual environment to maximize learning outcomes for students who never interact in real time. These are not self-paced courses, but scheduled deliverables as the course progresses. Siege time is replaced with online activities.

Characteristics of the modality:

  • Meeting place: No meeting
  • Expected attendance: Never
  • Freelance online work: Always
  • Example: No meeting time. All courses are completed online.

On campus or online


Flex

This course modality meets on campus in a Zoom-enabled room while simultaneously streaming to remote students through the web conferencing platform. Depending on the instructor’s preference, students may be able to change their attendance location throughout the semester. All learning activities, including assessments, are planned equitably, serving both student audiences. Students who have registered for the online attendance option do not expect to attend any in-person learning activities, including assessments. Seat time is earned by attending the face-to-face classroom or by participating in the Zoom session of the online live class.

Characteristics of the modality:

  • Meeting place: Student’s choice
  • Scheduled presence: Always
  • Online freelance work: occasionally
  • Example: The class meets on campus on MWF from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Students have the option of attending online or in person.
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Canadian resources coveted by the Asian superpower https://reservocation.com/canadian-resources-coveted-by-the-asian-superpower/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 16:48:59 +0000 https://reservocation.com/canadian-resources-coveted-by-the-asian-superpower/ China is Canada’s third largest trading partner and British Columbia’s second. It is an important market for Canadian commodities, and since the 1990s Canadian resource companies have benefited from $78 billion in foreign direct investment from China. “While the idea of ​​withdrawing trade with China is often discussed in expert circles, China’s rapid growth, massive […]]]>

China is Canada’s third largest trading partner and British Columbia’s second. It is an important market for Canadian commodities, and since the 1990s Canadian resource companies have benefited from $78 billion in foreign direct investment from China.

“While the idea of ​​withdrawing trade with China is often discussed in expert circles, China’s rapid growth, massive consumption of raw materials and integration into the global supply chain make it is extremely difficult for Canada to ‘turn off the taps,'” the University said. from the China Institute of Alberta noted in a 2021 report.

British Columbia’s exports to China are dominated by commodities, and the lion’s share of China’s $98 billion in foreign direct investment in Canada since the 1990s has been disproportionately toward resource industries. : oil and gas and mining.

Investments in oil and gas accounted for $57 billion; Canadian minerals, metals and mining companies accounted for $21 billion.

While much of the investment in oil and gas was in Canadian assets – primarily in Alberta and British Columbia – Chinese investment in mining has been less in Canadian mines and more in Canadian mining companies with assets outside of Canada.

British Columbia exported $8.9 billion in raw materials to China in 2021. Three raw materials accounted for 69% of those exports: metallurgical coal ($3.4 billion), pulp ($2 billion), dollars) and copper ores and concentrates ($1.4 billion). China accounted for 39% of British Columbia’s metallurgical coal exports in 2021, 24% of pulp and 15% of copper.

One of China’s largest investments in oil and gas was the 2013 acquisition of Nexen Energy for $20 million by the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), which included the Long Lake oil sands project in Alberta and shale gas assets in British Columbia.

CNOOC is now said to be considering divesting its Alberta assets over fears that Chinese companies will one day face the kind of sanctions Western countries have imposed on Russia. CNOOC also owns seven percent of Syncrude, one of Alberta’s largest oil sands operations; Sinopec owns nine percent.

In British Columbia, PetroChina (SHA:601857) – the publicly traded arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) – owns 15% of LNG Canada’s $40 billion project under construction in Kitimat.

PetroChina also owns 20% of Shell Canada’s operations at Groundbirch in northeast British Columbia. Groundbirch has over 500 natural gas producing wells and four natural gas producing plants.

In the case of LNG Canada, some of the investments have also been made in the other direction, the China Offshore Oil Engineering Corp. (COOEC) having won a contract for the construction of 35 treatment modules for an amount of 960 million dollars, according to the Chinese company Jinzheng Energy.

But Chinese investment in Canadian oil and gas has declined in recent years. It was supplanted by an increase in acquisitions of Canadian mining and mineral exploration companies, notably in gold, copper, lithium, uranium and metallurgical coal.

China is the largest steel producer in the world. Unsurprisingly, Chinese companies have invested in coal mining in British Columbia.

China Investment Corp., China’s largest sovereign wealth fund, owns 10% of Teck Resources (TSX:TECK.B), Canada’s largest metallurgical coal producer. A Chinese mining company, HD Mining International Ltd., plans to build an underground metallurgical coal mine: the Murray River project near Tumbler Ridge.

Chinese companies have also invested heavily in or acquired Canadian copper and gold mining companies.

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN), a major copper and platinum miner, is nominally a Canadian company, headquartered in Vancouver, but its assets are outside of Canada and Chinese investors are now its major shareholders.

CITIC Metal Africa Investments Ltd. owns 25.98% of Ivanhoe Mines and Gold Mountains (HK) International Mining Co., a subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group, owns 13.65%. Founder and co-chairman Robert Friedland owns 13.42% and now co-chairs the company with CITIC Metals Group chairman Yufeng (Miles) Sun.

In 2018, Vancouver-headquartered Nevsun Resources Ltd., which had a zinc-copper mine in Eritrea, was acquired by Zijin Mining Group for $1.8 billion.

China’s appetite for gold has been insatiable in recent years. In 2020-21, China bought $2 billion worth of gold from Canada, mostly from Ontario, according to the China Institute.

The most recent corporate target of this appetite is the Rosebel gold mine in Suriname, which is owned by IAMGOLD (TSX: IMG, NYSE: IAG). The Canadian company announced last week that it had agreed to sell the mine to Zijin for $360 million.

Gold Mountain Asset Management Ltd., a subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group, owns a 10.5% stake in Guyana Gold Strike, headquartered in Vancouver (TSX-V: GYA), which has claims in the Golden Triangle. British Columbia gold.

In 2020, Zijin acquired Continental Gold, which had a development project in Colombia, for $1.4 billion.

Chinese companies have also invested in lithium and uranium companies in Canada.

In 2018, Lithium-X Energy Corp. of Vancouver, which had properties in Argentina and Nevada, was acquired by Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Ltd. for $330 million.

Most recently, in January, the Canadian government approved the sale of Canadian company Neo Lithium Corp. to Zijin for $960 million. The federal Conservative Party has called for the sale to be subject to a national security review. Even American politicians weighed in.

“China’s increased economic influence over companies in the United States and Canada is a serious threat to national security, especially with respect to critical minerals that are essential to the future of energy independence of the United States. United States,” Republican Congressman Michael Waltz told CTV News.

In approving the sale, Ottawa noted that while Neo Lithium is headquartered in Canada, its only development project is in Argentina.

Uranium is another critical metal that raises sovereignty concerns over strategic minerals and metals. Chinese company CGN Mining Co. holds a 14.3% stake in Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX: FCU), based in British Columbia, whose Triple R exploration project is located in Saskatchewan.

Gordon Houlden, director emeritus of the China Institute, said the sale of strategic minerals like uranium to China is under intense scrutiny.

“There will be no real uranium – ore or enriched – leaving Canada for China, no matter what companies they invest in,” Houlden told BIV.

“One, uranium is prohibited by federal law. So that one is impossible. But on lithium or other rare earth metals, I just don’t see any approvals [from Ottawa] for anything considered sensitive or strategically important.

In 2020, the Canadian government rejected the acquisition of TMAC Resources – now owned by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX, NYSE: AEM) – by Shandong Gold Mining, a state-owned Chinese gold mining company, suggesting that the Canadian government may now be taking a tougher stance against the ownership of Canadian resources and assets by Chinese state entities.

“I am very skeptical that everything [Chinese investment] will not be subject to further scrutiny,” Houlden said. “While there are opportunities, the resistance is just too high, and I don’t see the [political] climate change soon.

(This article first appeared in Business in Vancouver)

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UNICEF supports continuity of learning in emergencies – Burundi https://reservocation.com/unicef-supports-continuity-of-learning-in-emergencies-burundi/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 09:43:25 +0000 https://reservocation.com/unicef-supports-continuity-of-learning-in-emergencies-burundi/ With funding from the Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF supports the Support for Continuity of Learning in Emergencies program in Burundi Akeza Labelle Bella October 2022, Rugombo – Cibitoke. The Rugombo I basic school is one of the basic schools benefiting from the construction of new classrooms and the provision of desks through the Support […]]]>

With funding from the Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF supports the Support for Continuity of Learning in Emergencies program in Burundi

Akeza Labelle Bella

October 2022, Rugombo – Cibitoke. The Rugombo I basic school is one of the basic schools benefiting from the construction of new classrooms and the provision of desks through the Support Program for the Continuity of Learning in an Emergency Situation (PACASU TUBARAMIRE) in Burundi.

The overall objective of the PACASU -TUBARAMIRE program is to ensure the continuity of inclusive and inequitable education in emergency situations, in order to ensure the right of every child to education regardless of the circumstances.

“We started the 2022-2023 school year a little behind the others due to a lack of desks. The director asked us to wait at home, but as soon as UNICEF honored us with this gift of desks, we immediately started studying. said Chancil Igiraneza, one of the students of this school.

The chronic crises experienced by Burundi have weakened basic social services, especially education. The financial resources of the government are not sufficient to provide adequate infrastructure to accommodate the constantly growing school population.

‘Last year there were so many students that 5 of us had to sit on a desk bench normally reserved for 3 students. In total, we were 187 students sharing the same classroom. And we had to rush to leave the class for another group of the same number. The freshman class was always so crowded that some students had to sit on the floor due to the lack of desks,” said Gloria Uwamahoro.

The school enrollment rate started to increase in Burundi with the introduction of free primary education (6 to 12 years old) in 2005, which was extended to basic education (13 to 15 years old) in 2013; all this to promote the education of children from families with limited resources.

As a result of these measures, a rapid increase in enrollment followed, rising from 2,314,823 children enrolled in preschool and basic education in 2005 to 2,681,835 in 2020, an increase of 16%. [i]

However, even if all these measures have favored the access of many children to school, the needs resulting from this increase, accentuated by natural disasters and population displacements, constitute an obstacle to the continuity and quality of learning. .

”Before the new classroom and benches were made available to us, we often failed for many reasons as we could not stay in the classroom with other students. With so many students in the class, it was not as easy to keep up with the teacher, which led to many dropouts. But now everything has changed, our performance in class has improved, there are not so many of us in one class. You don’t have to leave the classroom quickly to make room for others, there’s room for everyone.” explains Chancil Igiraneza.

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UNICEF Mozambique Humanitarian Situation Report No. 9: 30 September 2022 – Mozambique https://reservocation.com/unicef-mozambique-humanitarian-situation-report-no-9-30-september-2022-mozambique/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 14:52:21 +0000 https://reservocation.com/unicef-mozambique-humanitarian-situation-report-no-9-30-september-2022-mozambique/ Attachments Strong points UNICEF responded to conflict-induced displacement in Nampula province, including providing health kits and tents, delivering life-saving supplies for SAM treatment, and providing MHPSS services to children and caregivers . UNICEF is supporting health services to pilot community-based treatment of acute malnutrition (CMAM) in Cabo Delgado and Nampula, screening 40,770 children under five. […]]]>

Attachments

Strong points

  • UNICEF responded to conflict-induced displacement in Nampula province, including providing health kits and tents, delivering life-saving supplies for SAM treatment, and providing MHPSS services to children and caregivers .

  • UNICEF is supporting health services to pilot community-based treatment of acute malnutrition (CMAM) in Cabo Delgado and Nampula, screening 40,770 children under five.

  • UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Health for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for more than 4.9 million children (12-17 years old) to be reached.

  • Accelerated learning programs in the Chiure and Metuge districts of Cabo Delgado have reached nearly 40,000 people so far.

  • UNICEF and partners provided sanitation facilities to 2,799 households in Cabo Delgado.

Situation in numbers

520 579 displaced children in need of humanitarian assistance (IOM June 2022)

1.5 million people in need in the north (OCHA August 2022)

946 508 internally displaced persons (IOM June 2022)

302,000 people in hard-to-reach areas (OCHA August 2022)

Overview of Funding and Partnerships

UNICEF’s 2022 Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) Appeal seeks $98.8 million to maintain and expand the delivery of life-saving services to women and children in Mozambique affected by conflict, the Cyclone Gombe and Tropical Storm Ana. UNICEF received over $16.1 million in 2022, including generous contributions from the GAVI Vaccine Alliance, in support of UNICEF Mozambique’s humanitarian response to COVID-19, from the United Kingdom , the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Republic of Korea, which supported UNICEF’s response to the storms Ana and Gombe Tropical Islands, and the World Bank, the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and the governments of Italy, Norway and USAID who provided support for UNICEF activities related to the conflict in northern Mozambique. The 2022 HAC has a funding gap of 69%. UNICEF also used core resources and response-related funding totaling $11.7 million to meet urgent humanitarian needs and additional resources earmarked for the polio response. The remaining funding gap means that UNICEF is not able to meet existing needs and it is not possible to plan for displacement and upcoming storms; especially in hard to reach areas.

Overview of the situation and humanitarian needs

Armed violence triggered new waves of displacement in northern Mozambique in September. The beginning of the reporting period saw the spread of attacks by Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) in Nampula Province, causing new displacements and growing needs in Erati and Memba districts. Following the attacks, reports indicated that a total of 47,000 people (8,020 families) and 18,500 people (3,700 families) were displaced in Erati and Memba districts, respectively. Displaced populations remained mainly in host communities, although some began to return to their places of origin at the end of the reporting period, once the attacks subsided.

In Cabo Delgado province, attacks and clashes were also reported in several districts in September, including Nangade, Muidumbe, Macomia, Quissanga, Metuge and Chiure. These incidents and the fear of attacks have triggered continued localized displacements in several areas. Between August 31 and October 3, 2022, a total of 32,936 people were reportedly on the move in Cabo Delgado, the majority of whom were children. This figure also reflects significant return movements to the district of Mocímboa da Praia, with reports of thousands of new arrivals per week.

Persistent shocks continue to impact humanitarian needs, including food security and nutrition. In September, the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) reported that food insecurity remained a challenge, with IPC Phase 3 crisis level results expected to continue through January 2023 in drought-affected areas of southern Mozambique, areas of Nampula affected by floods and tropical storms, and conflict-affected areas of Cabo Delgado.

Meanwhile, outbreaks also remained a concern. The poliovirus epidemic is also still active in the country. Currently, there are 7 cases of wild poliomyelitis (WPV1) in Mozambique, all from Tete province. Additionally, there were 5 cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (CDVP2) and 8 cases of CDVP1 in 2022.

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