VCU Athletics *Ticket Operations* Grad Asst. 2021-22

first_imgPosition NumberN/A Job Code/TitleGA – Graduate Assistant Preferred:• Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiateathletics;• Strong customer service skills, highly organized, anddetail-oriented;• Exceptional verbal and written communication; and• Experience in cash handling. * Please list the VCU graduate program to which you haveapplied, including the date you submitted your application.(Open Ended Question)* Please list any other graduate internships for which you haveor will apply. **Reminder: the limit is three VCU Athleticsinternship applications.**(Open Ended Question) Required Qualifications Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Anticipated Hiring RangeScholarship amounts for grad asst positions vary Additional Information VCU Athletics is seeking graduate assistants to assist in the dailyoperations of the Ticket Operations area during the 2021-22academic year.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE :• Assisting with counter and phone sales for Basketball, Soccer,Volleyball, Baseball, and Siegel Center special events using thePaciolan Ticketing System.;• Assisting in the men’s basketball game day operations byoverseeing the student entrance and will call;• Assisting with ticket reconciliation and deposits;• Supervising game day ticket operations for our Olympic Sports(women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, soccer, orbaseball);• Assisting with group sales for all ticketed sports with anemphasis on men’s basketball; and• Performing other related duties as assigned by the Associate ADfor External Operations and Assistant Director of Ticketing. Posting Details Hours/WeekMax. 29 hrs Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Job CategoryAccounting/ Management/ Professional Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Resource CriticalYes Open Until FilledNo All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position viathe VCU eJobs system at www.vcujobs.com. A cover letter and resumemust be included as part of this application process.We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3)graduate assistant positions of interest.Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to beeligible for this position.For information about applying to VCU’s Center for SportLeadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/ .An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL ) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU AthleticsDepartment if they are the selected finalist. Normal work daysvaries There are two (2) open positions within Ticket Operations.This graduate assistant position for 2021-22 will be open untilfilled, and review of applications will begin immediately.For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, pleasecontact Craig Moulden at [email protected] .For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadershipapplications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom [email protected] Remove from posting on or before06/01/2021 Organizational Overview Job Open Date12/01/2020 Preferred Qualifications Normal work hoursvaries Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Document Description of the Job CampusMonroe Park Campus Special Instructions to Applicants Sensitive PositionNo QUALIFICATIONS :Required:• Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as agraduate assistant at VCU . Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101928 Position TypeStudent Working TitleVCU Athletics *Ticket Operations* Grad Asst. 2021-22 DepartmentAthletics Office Recruitment PoolAll Applicantslast_img read more

Hertford not ready to Exet

first_imgSexy football was the order of the day at the third round of the Cuppers 5-a-side football last Thursday this round was definitely less One Man and his Dog and more Footballer’s Wives: physical, passionate, full of talent and with the odd smattering of sexy soccer. Queen’s B kicked off the day’s play against Exeter A in a corker of a match. Players fizzed around the pitch like annoyed wasps, buzzing after the ball (or, more often than not, after the legs of the opposition). An early Exeter free-kick was charged down by the omnipresent Sutcliffe who bit into the tackle and released Pearson to put Queen’s into the lead. Exeter were being outplayed by a Queen’s side full of verve, and although the physical Paul Coles was doing his best to keep them in the game, Queen’s B clinched another victory in what has been a fine tournament for them. Queen’s A were not as successful against historic rivals Teddy Hall B. Queen’s, orchestrated by the nimble-footed Kurosh Nikbin, dominated their ragged opponents who were indebted to goalkeeper Julian Baker for a series of fine saves. It was no surprise when Duncan Knox’s precise right-footed drive put Queen’s 1-0 up in the final minute, but then Queen’s keeper Graham Tunbridge, star of previous rounds, inadvertently directed a hopeful flick into his own net. Servants vanquished masters in the penalty shoot-out as Hall won 2-1. St Catz A beat Univ A in a match of minimal incident. Key players Chris Tapp (Univ) and Chris Vaulks (St Catz) pulled off several fine stops before Chris Bargate deservedly won the game for Catz with a well placed leftfooted shot. Good things come to those who wait, and those that stayed to see the final match were in for a treat as Hertford B produced football of such stunning simplicity and effectiveness to stun Exeter B. One-touch passing and movement were combined with spatial awareness and confidence in their teammates as first Scott Johnston and then Marc Rogers put Hertford in complete control of the game. Only Exeter keeper Olly Williams kept the score down. If they keep this form up Hertford might be an outside bet for the final. They continue to prove that you don’t have to be hard to be sexy.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004last_img read more

Indonesian stocks soar by 3 percent as authorities’ measures calm market players

first_imgRead also: IDX, BI cushion virus-battered financial markets as investors dump Indonesian assets“The market players seem to have calmed themselves down from their self-induced panic last week,” Jasa Utama Capital equity analyst Chris Apriliony told The Jakarta Post. “That’s why the JCI rebounded really high.”The government and the central bank’s effort to maintain the rupiah’s stability and the Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the IDX measures and proposed policies to anchor the stocks helped the index bounce back, he added.Bank Indonesia (BI) announced five measures to stabilize the rupiah on Monday while the bourse halted short-selling transactions to prevent the stock market from falling deeper after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced Indonesia’s first two confirmed cases of COVID-19. Indonesian stocks jumped by more than 3 percent on Tuesday morning, reversing deep losses in recent days due to the spread of COVID-19, as market players regain confidence following authorities’ efforts to calm the market down.The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), the main gauge of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), soared 1.31 percent to 5,431.30 when Tuesday’s session was opened. The uptrend then continued as the index climbed to 3.09 percent to 5,527.2 at 11:52 p.m. Jakarta time.The benchmark index ended Monday with a deep correction of 1.68 percent, sending it to its lowest level since February 2017. Over the last week, the benchmark stock index has fallen 7.3 percent. The OJK previously said to allow companies to buy back their shares without approval from a shareholders meeting.The JCI’s bullish movement on Tuesday morning was in line with regional stock market indices. Tokyo increased 0.2 percent, Shanghai jumped 1.36 percent, Hong Kong strengthened by 0.69 percent and Seoul soared 1.83 percent.Read also: BI cuts reserve ratio, frees up $3.2b liquidity in local banks amid market sell-offThe consumer sector index led the JCI strengthening on Tuesday morning, recording a jump of 3.54 percent as share prices of consumer stocks at pharmaceutical firm PT Kimia Farma and food manufacturing giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur jumped 9.8 percent and 6.4 percent respectively.Chris said one of the reasons for the sector index’s jump was the public’s panic buying on Monday, causing food products and supplies to fly off the supermarket shelves.“However, if we look closely, the share prices of several consumer goods stocks have become very cheap due to the rout and prompted investors to buy more of the stocks,” he said. center_img Topics :last_img read more

World entering new military ‘drone age’: UN expert

first_imgThe world is entering a military “second drone age” with uncontrolled proliferation and no standards governing their use, a United Nations expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the global community needed to take stock of how armed drones have evolved, and examine the challenges they posed to compliance with international law.”There are no robust standards governing drones’ development, proliferation, export, or capability for use of force. No transparency. No effective oversight. No accountability,” she said. Yearly report call The expert called on countries to establish a transparent process “for the development of robust standards and accountability mechanisms for the use and export of armed drones”.She said the UN secretary-general should set up international inquiries or fact-finding missions to investigate targeted killings by drones.Callamard also called for the UN high commissioner for human rights to produce a yearly report tracking drone strikes and casualties for discussion by the Human Rights Council.Callamard’s report concluded that the US drone strike outside Baghdad airport in January that killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani was “unlawful” and an “arbitrary killing” that violated the UN charter.The United States on Wednesday blasted her findings.”It takes a special kind of intellectual dishonesty to issue a report condemning the United States for acting in self-defense while whitewashing General Soleimani’s notorious past as one of the world’s deadliest terrorists,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.Responding Thursday to Callamard’s report, Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, Iran’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, told the Human Rights Council that the killing was “viciously immoral and recklessly dangerous”, calling Soleimani “a true defender of human rights and dignity”.”He is now an inspiring legend and will remain a living nightmare for his killers. You cannot dry up a deeply-earthed pure tree by cutting its branches,” the ambassador insisted. “Drone strikes, it seems, are favored by decision-makers and military alike for their relative efficiency, effectiveness, adaptability, acceptability, deniability, and political gain.”The independent rights expert does not speak for the United Nations but reports her findings to it.Callamard presented a report into targeted killings through armed drones, in light of the proliferation in drone use and their expanding capability over the last five years.The report made recommendations designed to regulate their use and enhance accountability. “The world has entered a ‘second drone age’ in which a vast array of state and non-state actors are deploying ever-more advanced drone technologies,” Callamard said, adding that many countries wanted to join the “drone power club”.She said at least 102 countries had an active military drone inventory, while around 40 possess, or were procuring, armed drones.”Since 2015, at least 11 countries allegedly have deployed armed drones, including for the purpose of use of force, such as targeted killings,” said Callamard.Her report identified the 11 countries as Britain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.She said 35 countries were thought to have the largest and deadliest class of drones. Topics :last_img read more

SpaceX Plans First Launch of 2020 Backed by Space Force

first_imgThere’s a good chance SpaceX will have its first rocket launch of the year tonight.The historic SpaceX rocket launch will be the first backed by the US Space Force. SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket as conditions at Cape Canaveral in Florida are 90-percent Go.The rocket will carry 60 communication satellites meant to help one day bring broadband internet connection to every corner of the world.President Trump created the sixth branch of the military last month when he signed the 2020 defense bill.The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing will track the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and ensure its safety. It looks like there will be a little bit of Star Trek in America’s new Space Force.The 14th Air Force unit is being transferred to Space Force, where it will be renamed Space Operations Command.Its acronym will be SPOC, which sounds like a nod to the iconic character from the original TV space drama.It could be argued the name change is only logical. The liftoff can be watched live through a SpaceX webcast beginning shortly before the launch window opens at 6:19 p.m. EST Monday from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad.It will mark the first launch in a packed slate of missions from Cape Canaveral in 2020, which could see more than 30 launches by SpaceX and United Launch Alliance if schedules hold.The mission will mark the 78th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket since 2010, and the 81st flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 family, which includes three launches by the triple-core Falcon Heavy vehicle.The upcoming launch, the third of its kind for the SpaceX Starlink program, will bring to 180 the number of satellites that so far make up the constellation of small satellites that promise to beam high-speed internet access to every corner of the globe.In this video Engineering Today will discuss the next two launches by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. One will try to keep SpaceX Starlink’s satellites from blocking the stars and another will be SpaceX crew Dragon test.last_img read more

Other Sports Chinese farmers swap sheep for skis ahead of Olympics

first_imgBeijing: It may be hot outside but that doesn’t stop doctors and former shepherds on skis snowploughing on giant white treadmills on the outskirts of Beijing – part of the battalions of workers learning the sport ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.             China is scrambling to build enthusiasm for winter sports ahead of the Games with an ambitious goal to increase the number of fans tenfold, to 300 million, by 2022. ALSO READ | UEFA insists no talks on Champions League final in New York           The doctors, nurses and former sheep farmers are part of this mammoth effort, training for several days a week over the past year to make the cut as volunteers and workers during the Games.           The training continued through the searing summer in Yanqing district on the outskirts of Beijing, which will host several events in 2022, including Alpine skiing, bobsledding, skeleton, and luge.           Amid balmy temperatures outside, the students stood on skis on two inclined treadmills that were sprayed with water inside a gymnasium.           Lang Enge and his team of 25 farmers and shepherds practised their moves to be able to do “whatever the government arranges for us”, such as cable car maintenance work, snow gear repair and operating artificial snow machines.           “Almost all farmers sold their sheep in our village, there are no shepherds now in Yanqing,” says Lang, 29.           The sheepherders decided to sell their flocks after the local government told them they could keep them but could no longer take them to the mountains due to overgrazing.           Lang sold his 300 sheep and decided to focus on skiing instead. The local government finances all the training, promising jobs related to the Winter Olympics. Lang and his friends hope that by learning to ski, they can land permanent jobs in ski resorts after the Olympics. In the meantime, Lang is working as a temporary traffic and public security employee for the local government. He said other farmers are working as taxi drivers, factory workers or car salesmen. ALSO READ | ‘I could have died,” says paralysed Olympic champion Vogel           Doctors and nurses are also training at the same gym, but for a different challenge: working as medical volunteers who can rush down a slope to help an injured athlete.           “It’s a challenge for me. I hope to have more time to do my best,” said Jiang Wei, 30, a nurse at the local hospital, before jumping into the skiing simulator, wearing elbow and knee pads and a helmet, as an instructor gave her advice.           The farmers appeared more confident on the slope simulator, slowly slaloming on the moving carpet while the doctors and nurses were still grabbing onto a security pole at the bottom of the treadmill.           “I think the people I trained will be suitable for these jobs,” said E Yinchun, one of the trainers. China is not the first country to train medical staff to ski for the Olympic Games, where athletes can get injured by attempting risky jumps and making high-speed turns. But for the farmers in Yanqing this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a better-paying job. Lang and his team have left the countryside for good and now they are working for the district office while they prepare for the big event in February 2022. What will happen after the Games is still uncertain. Especially, he said, now that “there are no sheep farmers in town”. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Special Olympics athletes return home with new hardware

first_imgWatson earned herself a first place finish in the Division F02 100m event, finishing at the top with a time of 26.88 seconds.Both ladies raced in the Division F04 400m event, with Jakubowski placing first at 2:29.78 and Watson crossing the finish line fifth at 2:56.53.The athletes also partook in the 800m event, with Jakubowski earning another first place finish at 5:31.78 in the F2 Division, and Watson placing fourth in the F3 Division with a time of 6:38.94.- Advertisement -Finally, Jakubowski raced in the F1 Division 1600m race, finishing in third place with a time of 13:03.40.For a complete look at all the results, visit the Games’ official website.last_img