Quicklink for Postinghttps://employment.govst.edu/postings/5344 A Master’s degree in a related discipline. Department Posting NumberFA0345P Posting Date07/03/2020 Online teaching experience. Employee ID Governors State University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks tocreate an available pool of Adjunct Faculty candidates to teachcourses in our Sociology departments. Courses taught by adjunctfaculty in the above programs are for undergraduates, graduates, ora combination of both. Please visit www.govst.edu for moreinformation about the programs and courses offered forundergraduates and graduates.Interested individuals are invited to complete a faculty profile,attach a curriculum vitae, and transcripts for consideration.At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired astemporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specificcourse in a semester or summer session. Adjuncts are not a part ofthe faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership ofthe Faculty Senate. Position Summary Special Instructions to Applicants * Do you have experience teaching at the graduate level?YesNo Open Until FilledNo Preferred Qualifications * Please describe your availability to teach. Adjunctassignments can be scheduled: Monday-Wednesday-Friday daytime,online, and/or evening courses at the University Park, Illinoiscampus.(Open Ended Question) * What academic discipline did you earn your degree(s)in?(Open Ended Question)* Do you have experience teaching at the undergraduate level?YesNo Position Start Date Position TypeAdjunct Position Details Minimum Qualifications Position’s Functional TitleAY20/21 Adjunct Faculty, Sociology Position End Date (if temporary) Closing Date07/31/2021 * What is the highest level of education attained?GEDHigh School DiplomaAssociates DegreeBachelors DegreeMasters DegreeDoctorate DegreeABD Type of SearchExternal Classification TitleAdjunct Faculty * Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?YesNo Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResumeLetter of RecommendationWriting/Media SamplesOtherOther2Other3 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
UK local authority pension funds have called on asset managers to improve their performance on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) matters.The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) said it had gathered “disappointing feedback” from a survey of its membership, which includes 79 pension funds and five local government pension scheme asset pools.In a report on the survey, which was carried out at the end of last year and to which 29 funds responded, LAPFF said the findings were “encouraging in one sense as managers are not heavily criticised” but that “a less generous assessment would be that they are damned with faint praise”.“Whichever way you interpret the results, there is certainly room for improvement,” the organisation continued. “In this respect the report throws down the gauntlet for asset managers to do much more when it comes to exercising their stewardship functions.” Overall, the LAPFF said, survey respondents were underwhelmed by their asset managers. A majority (60%) said their ESG needs were being met “somewhat well”, while just 8% gave top marks. One in five said their ESG needs were being met “very well” by managers.The survey also found that the majority (63%) of respondents felt asset managers were “somewhat effective” at engaging with portfolio holdings “to achieve concrete and measurable change in ESG behaviours”, but only 4% gave the top score.When asked how likely pension funds were to recommend their asset manager to another investor based on ESG performance, funds give an average “net promoter score” of 6.5 out of 10, which LAPFF said meant the funds were “close to being classed as unhappy customers”.Almost half (45%) of respondents stated that while asset managers asserted that ESG was integral to investment processes and valuation methodologies, they provided little evidence this was the case.At the same time, those funds who placed more weight on ESG issues were more likely to have also stated they were clearly integral to the manager’s investment processes and valuation methodologies, according to the report.“In this respect, the weight given by funds to ESG in selection matters, as it [sic ] appears to be matched in the investment processes,” said the report.“If it achieves nothing else, this survey should be a wake-up call for some actors in the asset manager sector that they are being judged on ESG performance and are often viewed as underperforming,” it continued.The report was compiled by Paul Hunter of PIRC, LAPFF’s research and engagement partner.Last week a report from the Association of Member-Nominated Trustees and UKSIF put the spotlight on the role of investment consultants in helping pension fund clients meet new ESG-related regulatory requirements, saying trustees should ensure they understood consultants’ processes for including ESG in manager selection, appointment and monitoring. Further reading: The very real limits of ESG integrationDo asset managers have what it takes?Consultants’ ESG advice ‘paramount’ given new regulationsEuropean investment professionals reject forced consideration of ESG
The home at 1587 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach. Picture: supplied.A hidden waterfront gem has hit the market in Nudgee Beach for the first time in almost three decades. The 1920s Queenslander sits on a 1.42ha beachfront block at 1587 Nudgee Rd, the only privately owned land to the right of Nudgee Rd in the area. Owner Jenny Langdon said the property was her own private getaway from modern life. “As soon as I saw, that was it I fell in love,” she said. “The house was pretty run down. The stumps were falling out and the roof was leaking but it was all about the location.” Ms Langdon bought the home with her then husband in 1991. “Our two kids were little and we had a dog, so it was perfect,” she said. “The kids had plenty of space to play and they could walk out the front and go for a swim.” The restored Queenslander at 1587 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach. Picture: supplied.Ms Langdon said restoring the old Queenslander was a labour of love. She renovated the whole house from the roof to the stumps, the verandas to the kitchen and bathrooms. “Everything was done to be classic, to suit the era of the home,” Ms Langdon said.“It’s now a traditional Queenslander with modern conveniences.” Ms Langdon said the seaside acreage only existed for her to buy thanks to the previous owner Mary Kernoski. The property began its life as a pineapple farm leased by Jack Fuller around 1900. He built the Queenslander that currently stands there in late 1920. The property passed through a number of hands before being bought by John and Mary Kernoski at auction in about 1950. The formal dining and living area features a fireplace and stained glass windows. Picture: supplied.The coupled named the property Tullamore and they lived there until they passed away, Mr Kernoski in 1969 and Mrs Kernoski in 1990. Ms Langdon said the couple lost part of their property when the government resumed land for the Brisbane airport. The government tried to resume the rest of the property at a later date but Mrs Kernoski fought tooth and nail and managed to hold onto the remaining 1.42ha. “That’s what the property does, you don’t want to leave it,” Ms Langdon said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoToday the beautifully-restored home has timber floorboards, high ceilings, VJ walls, fresh paint and new LED lights. This screened deck looks out over the ocean. Picture: suppliedThere is an open-plan timber and granite kitchen and meals area flowing out to the veranda, along with a formal lounge room and dining area with fireplace.There is also a second living area, sitting room, gallery and study. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and veranda access while two other bedrooms have access to a private veranda. Downstairs there is a self-contained area with kitchen, living space, bedroom area and bathroom. Ms Langdon said her favourite room in the home was the formal living and dining room with stained glass windows. “I just love that room. It has so much history, if only the walls could talk,” she said. Ms Langdon said she also loved the screened front deck. “You’re sheltered from the wind there and you can just sit and watch the tide come in.”The home is on the market through Alex Phillis and Zack Tanti of Alex Phillis Real Estate.
StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Share Three of the leading Eastern European-focused gambling operators will be represented in a Betting on Football 2017 session exploring new opportunities in the CIS and beyond.Parimatch chief executive Sergey Portnov, BetOlimp chief operating officer Alexey Sinyushkin and Favbet chief executive Nikos Halikias will be joined on a market profile panel (3 May) at #bofcon2017 by a trio of experts from the region.Dražan Planinić, the sportsbook managing director for virtual games, sportsbook and lotteries provider NSoft, and Paruyr Shahbazyan, chief executive for the globally-renowned Bookmaker Ratings, will also be sharing their insight on the crossover between the different jurisdictions in Eastern Europe and how local sports organisations are approaching partnerships with the bookmakers.Shahbazyan commented: “At Bookmaker Ratings, we are proud to have delivered honest reviews to punters since 2011. In Russia, the landscape is a bit more complicated, given that Roskomnadzor is determined to limit the number of licensed bookmakers, and has recently stepped up its efforts to block Western European operators from targeting its national consumers. We are looking forward to sharing our insight on the current situation at Betting on Football 2017.”Portnov said: “It is clear that many markets out east are now moving towards the standards set by western Europe with regard to clearer regulation – even if tax rates remain contentious – and that will also inevitably lead to greater revenues in the years to come.”Halikias added: “It is particularly interesting for us to discuss the current situation in Russia, given that Favbet was one of the many Eastern European focused operators restricted access to the market by Roskomnadzor. We are looking forward to sharing knowledge about regulation changes in Russia and some of the other Eastern European countries on a high level panel at Stamford Bridge.”This highly-anticipated #bofcon2017 session will be moderated by Dan Iliovici. Formerly an executive manager for Rombet, the association which protects the interests of the growing number of operators that engage in land-based and online gambling activities in Romania, Iliovici was recently confirmed as president of the country’s national gambling office and regulatory body, the ONJN. He will be overseeing a new legislative framework, introduced in 2015, which opened the national market and made it more attractive to international operators.Alongside Romania, the session will also deliver updates on two of the most populated countries in Eastern Europe, Russia and Poland. Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor awarded a handful of online gambling licences in the summer of 2016, but continues to monitor the likes of Winline, 888.ru and Leon.ru with strict payment-processing regulations and taxes on wagers.Over the last few years, under instruction from the Russian government, Roskomnadzor has blocked IP and payment-transaction services to numerous European operators including Unibet and BwinParty, which were deemed to be illegally targeting its national consumers. Just last month, BetVictor confirmed the suspension of its Russian betting services.Meanwhile, EnergyBet described the situation in Poland as “highly restrictive and hostile” upon withdrawing from the market. Just a few days later, William Hill followed suit, citing the refusal to amend a 12% online gambling turnover tax which is “unworkable for international operators” and appears to be designed to create favourable conditions for the state-owned Totalizator Sportowy.Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayThe full agenda is available @ http://sbcevents.co.uk/betting-on-football-2017/agenda/