Resident Advisors (RAs) at Saint Mary’s College will notice a change in their job description for the 2011-12 academic year. Changes to the RA policy mainly affect RAs’ academic breaks and their eligibility to hold other jobs, Karen Johnson, vice president of Student Affairs, said. Johnson said RA’s may not hold off-campus employment, and they will need to work as a team with their hall director to cover break periods when there are still students in the residence halls. “It’s a matter of safety,” she said. Johnson said some RAs will have to remain on campus during breaks for which students can choose to stay on campus. The rule doesn’t apply to winter break because students cannot stay in the dorms during that break. “As for covering break periods, staff must be available whenever the halls are open,” Johnson said. “Each RA will need to take a day or a few days of a break to be on campus and on duty in the halls.” The College made the changes to provide the best quality of service to the students living within the residence halls, Johnson said. “Holding off-campus employment often puts RAs in the position of having to juggle their schedules in a way that is compromising,” she said. “They have to ask other RAs to cover for them and may not be able to adjust their work schedules to meet the demands of an RA.” Johnson said she is confident that the changes to the RA policy will not affect the number of applicants for the positions this spring. “Being an RA is an important job and many students are interested each year,” she said. The changes will go into effect for the 2011-12 academic year. According to the College’s website, applications for the RA positions for the 2011-12 academic year were due Thursday. Applicants will undergo an individual interviewing process this week. Applicants undergo individual and group interviews. According to the website, the group interviews allow the current RAs and Residence Life staff to evaluate candidates through their participation in various group activities. “This process also gives candidates an opportunity to show how they work with others in a group or team setting,” the website said. Students receive letters on Feb. 25 announcing whether or not they were selected as an RA for the 2011-12 academic year.
Photo by Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – New York is taking more steps to fight COVID-19 across the state, including an aggressive statewide contact tracing program.“We’re doing the testing; we’re coming up to scale on the testing. You need the tracing to come up to scale to meet what we’re doing on testing,” said Governor Cuomo.Cuomo said the state will need 6,400 to 17,000 tracers depending on the infection rate. He says government employees like those who work for health departments will be deployed to become tracers.If there’s not enough, then they’ll have to make new hires. The state is also teaming up with Johns Hopkins University to do the training. “You have to train them right away because nobody’s done this before,” Cuomo said. “They’re going to need help; they’re going to need technology; they’re going to need monitoring. They’re going to have to be tested before they can do this.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Three-time Olivier winner Simon Russell Beale will lead Foote’s Other Leg when it transfers to the West End following its current run at the Hampstead Theatre. Directed by the legendary Richard Eyre and penned by Ian Kelly, the new comedy will begin previews on October 28 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Opening night is set for November 4.Along with Beale as Samuel Foote, the cast includes Dervla Kirwan as Peg Woffington, Joseph Millson as David Garrick, Micah Balfour as Frank Barber, Jenny Galloway as Mrs Garner, Ian Kelly as Prince George, Forbes Masson as John Hunter, Colin Stinton as Benjamin Franklin / Charles Macklin, Sophie Bleasdale as Miss Chudleigh and Joshua Elliott as Hallam.In Georgian London, no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city, and at the moment in time, when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king. Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press…and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage—from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick—begin to wonder: does fame make you mad?The production will feature design by Tim Hatley, View Comments
To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters
Nils Bolmstrand “He has the competencies and experience within the asset management business, and he has strong leadership and personal skills.”Ahead of appointing a permanent replacement for Bolmstrand at Nordea Life & Pensions, the subsidiary’s head of its Swedish Life & Pensions organisation Johan Nystedt has been appointed as its acting head.Nystedt will keep his position at the Swedish business while he is in the temporary role, Nordea said.Since Hyldahl left Nordea at the end of October, Christophe Girondel – the firm’s head of institutional and wholesale distribution – has been acting head of the subsidiary.Nordea Asset Management is the largest asset manager in the Nordic countries, and number 43 in IPE’s 2016 ranking of European institutional managers. Nordic banking group Nordea has found a replacement for Christian Hyldahl, the former head of Nordea Asset Management, who left in October to become the next chief executive of Danish pensions giant ATP, by shifting the head of its life and pensions subsidiary Nils Bolmstrand into the vacant post.Bolmstrand, who has previously had managerial jobs at Nordea Asset Management before starting his current job as head of Nordea Life & Pensions, will take up his new position as head of the asset management unit on 1 January 2017.Snorre Storset, head of Nordea Wealth Management – one of Nordea’s four business units, which encompasses the life and pensions and asset management subsidiaries – said: “Nils Bolmstrand is the right person to maintain the very strong momentum and development of Nordea Asset Management.
BNP Paribas Asset Management has created a new department focussed on defined contribution (DC) pension saving in Europe, citing the PACTE law in France and the EU’s pan-European personal pension product (PEPP) regulation.Arnaud Schwebel, a member of BNPP AM’s executive committee and former head of strategy, corporate development and public affairs at BNPP AM, has been appointed to lead the new department.He will also be responsible for the operational supervision of BNP Paribas Epargne & Retraite Entreprises (ERE), the group’s provider of employee savings and collective retirement solutions in France, which is due to form an important part of the new Paris-based department. Schwebel is also a director of Gambit, which provides a investment advisory digital solutions. The asset manager also said the creation of the new department came against a backdrop of demographic and macroeconomic changes in recent years, which were leading to a “major reorganisation” of the system for financing retirement and fostering the development of “more relevant” saving solutions.“The development of pension savings is a structural trend in France and Europe,” said Frédéric Janbon, CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management. Arnaud Schwebel, head of BNPP AM’s new retirement solutions department“One of the major challenges will be to encourage individuals to redirect their savings towards long term savings – beneficial both for savers and for financing the economy – specifically dedicated to retirement. The creation of this new department reflects this structural change and is a strategic challenge for BNPP AM.”The PACTE law aims to transform pension saving in France, where life insurance has been dominant. The PEPP regulation is intended to provide a framework for a standardised voluntary cross-border pension product to complement public and workplace pensions, in particular for mobile workers. BNPP AM said they would both new opportunities for pension savings, as pension schemes become more attractive “due to their greater portability, homogeneity and flexibility”.A spokesperson for BNPP AM told IPE the scope of the new department was wider Europe, not just France.Further readingFrance: PACTE changes the landscape New DC plans increase choice on type of payout, early withdrawal and providerA ‘big bang’ in pensionsThe new PACTE law has placed the emphasis on asset managers
However, Vidic’s non-appearance was not expected and there was no immediate explanation from the club. There was no hint of any problem on Friday when Vidic attended the official unveiling of David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor. And while his absence may be connected to the treatment received by the Serbian on the chronic knee injury that ruled him out for virtually 12 months, any fresh problem would be a concern. In addition to Van Persie and De Gea, Shinji Kagawa will also be a late arrival, linking up with his team-mates in Japan on July 21 after a rest following his country’s Confederations Cup campaign. As anticipated, Robin van Persie and David de Gea both miss Saturday’s opener in Bangkok after being given additional time off following their summer international commitments, although they are due to join up in Sydney. And, just as David Moyes predicted, injury victims Chris Smalling (foot), Ashley Young (ankle) and Nani (broken nose) were also missing due to injury. Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic is a surprise absentee from the club’s pre-season touring squad. Press Association
Still, Martinez was happy with the performance, conceding that a few of the players on show at Craven Cottage may have worked their way in to the starting XI for Monday’s game against Newcastle. “It was a performance that showed we have players who are able to help the team to achieve our aims,” Martinez added. “I am satisfied with the performance and it has given me much to think about for the next few weeks. “We will take a lot of information from the game. Some of the players look really sharp and will benefit from it.” Martinez was delighted to see midfielder Darron Gibson make his return after suffering a serious knee injury during pre-season. “I thought it was important for Darron Gibson to get some playing time after so long away,” Martinez said. “We need that competition and that know-how. He is a vital player for us so it was great to see him get that time on the pitch and it will be very beneficial for him.” Everton fans were overjoyed when their club announced that they had signed Deulofeu on a season-long loan from Barcelona, but they have only seen fleeting glimpses of the winger since. Deulofeu has made two very brief substitute appearances in the Barclays Premier League, but the Spaniard terrorised Fulham’s defence on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup with his trickery and pace. Roberto Martinez has assured Gerard Deulofeu he will have a big part to play in Everton’s season. Press Association Martinez wanted to use the competition to ease Deulofeu in to the English game, but with Everton now out following their 2-1 defeat to the Cottagers, the teenager will have to fight with the likes of Kevin Mirallas and Ross Barkley for a place in the Toffees’ Premier League side. Martinez had previously admitted Deulofeu was frustrated at his lack of game time so far in England, but the Everton manager insists the Spain Under-21 star will get his chance to shine in the Premier League once he has fully adapted to his new surroundings. “There’s a big gap in terms of physicality between the English and Spanish leagues – it’s a lot quicker here and there is a lot more contact, so for players who are artists with the ball like Gerard there will always be a period of adaptation,” Martinez said. “Gerard is doing that very well. He is making the difference when he is on the pitch. He is learning bit by bit, he is very quick and I am sure that in the next few months Gerard will play a very big part in this team.” Deulofeu is seen as one of the brightest prospects in Spain having come through the club’s famed La Masia academy. Last season Deulofeu scored 18 goals in 33 appearances for Barcelona B, who play in Spain’s second tier. The Spaniard was one of eight changes made by Martinez for Tuesday’s game in west London, which Everton lost after goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Bent. Steven Naismith handed the Merseysiders the lead and Everton should have killed the game off from there, but they wasted numerous chances.
“I will never forget his performance in Moscow, which was instrumental in winning us qualification for Euro 2012. “Richard and his family, particularly his parents Dick and Phyllis, will always be welcome guests in Aviva Stadium. “On behalf of the Association, I would like to wish him and his family the very best for the future.” Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football. Dunne is currently on tour in Ireland with the QPR squad as they prepare for a return to the Premier League. The west London side have friendly matches against Shamrock Rovers on Saturday and Athlone Town on Tuesday. He continued: “I have represented Ireland since I was 15 years of age, and have thoroughly enjoyed all the highs and lows that have come with playing for my country. “I will continue to support the team as they embark upon their new campaign under Martin O’Neill, and have every faith that they will qualify for France 2016. “I’d like to thank everyone I worked alongside during my time with Ireland, from managers, to players, to backroom staff. I have so many great memories that will stay with me forever.” Republic boss O’Neill said: “Richard has been a remarkable player for both club and country. “I had the pleasure of working with him at Aston Villa, where he had a big influence on the field. “He has consistently given 100 per cent every time he has been called on by his country also. I wish him all the best in his club career.” Football Association of Ireland chief John Delaney said: “Richard has been a tremendous servant to his country and is truly a player for Ireland to be proud of. Press Association The 34-year-old QPR player made his debut for his country in 2000, going on to win 80 caps, the last of which came against Kazakhstan last October. Dunne told his club’s official website: “Retiring from international football has been an extremely difficult decision for me to make.”
Steve Bruce may be confident his Hull side have enough quality to avoid relegation but that has not stopped him labelling Saturday’s clash with Swansea a “cup final”. It is, of course, a familiar cliche for bosses to fall back on when battling the drop but December is an early first outing for the phrase. It is not hard to see where Bruce’s sense of urgency has come from though, with a sequence of one Barclays Premier League victory in the last 14 matches dragging the Tigers to second bottom in the table. Press Association A costly habit of conceding late goals, an apparent loss of solidity at the KC Stadium and an increasingly threadbare squad – ravaged by injury, suspension and Hatem Ben Arfa’s lack of dedication – make for an unhappy blend. And it is one Bruce knows must be changed sooner rather than later. “This one’s a cup final if we really want to put it down to that,” said Bruce, who guided the club to last season’s FA Cup showpiece at Wembley. “It’s a big game for us and a big opportunity. We’ve got to get a result, it’s as simple as that. We’ve had an awful run of fixtures, with some awful injuries to go with it, but we have to forget about what’s happened before and pick up a few points to get our season back up and running. “It’s a big, important time for us but there are a lot of clubs in the bottom half who’ll be saying the same thing.” There is, then, no doubt that Bruce is taking Hull’s predicament seriously. But despite the straits they find themselves in, with Michael Dawson out for a month, question marks over Mohamed Diame’s return to fitness and Tom Huddlestone starting a four-game suspension, Bruce remains optimistic. “It’s so close at the bottom and we know we’re capable of winning a couple of games, so I don’t think there’s any need to panic yet,” he said. “It’s been a frustrating season so far. We haven’t won enough games and we’ve probably drawn too many but I’m still convinced there’s enough quality in the squad to see it through and finish higher than last year (16th). “Away from home our tally is more than respectable considering who we’ve played so it’s about time we put our home record straight. We have two games in a week at home and it’s a different complexion if we can go and get something out of those games.” Ninth-placed Swansea head to Hull on the back of two straight league defeats and the omens ahead of their trip to the Humber are not good. They have failed to score on their three previous visits to the KC Stadium and a 1-0 defeat there in April ranks among one of their poorest performances under Garry Monk. “Every team in this league is a different challenge, the way they set up and the different personnel and styles they have,” Monk said. “It’s getting your team to concentrate on themselves but adjust enough to know where the threats are from the other team. “I would imagine they’re looking at this game to turn around their form. “They’ve got a very experienced manager who will be looking at how to get them back to winning ways and we expect a very difficult game. “Hull will be different to what we’ve played before, so the challenge for us is to perform well enough to take the points.”