Crocheting makes a comeback

first_imgSkip By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Crocheting makes a comeback “Crocheting is making a comeback,” said Sallie Fenn, who is a member of the crochet class at the Colley Senior Complex. “People like crocheted sweaters, vests, scarves and even socks. Crocheted clothing is popular and fashionable.”The crochet class is taught by Betty Renfroe from 1 until 3 p.m. on Mondays at the Colley Senior Complex. The class is open to all who want to learn the art or just hone their skills.“We enjoy sitting and talking while we crochet,” said Mildred Franklin. “And we learn from each other.” Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Crocheting may be “as simple as can be” for those who know how to crochet but, for beginners, it can be intimidating.Knitting doesn’t scare people as much because the knitting needles are so much larger and the thread so much thicker.“Anything that can be knitted can be crocheted,” Fenn said. “If you learn one, you can do the other.”Fenn learned to crochet as a young girl growing up in Pittsburg, Penn.“We had neighborhood moms who took the girls aside and taught us things like crocheting to keep us out of trouble,” she said, with a smile.Franklin learned the art from her grandmother and Renfroe “picked it up” after she married.They all learned in different ways but they have all come to the same place.“We enjoy being together to crochet and talk and we welcome others to join us,” Renfroe said. “Anybody that wants to learn to crochet just needs to get some yarn and a needle and join us. We’ll do our best to show them how.” The crocheting class at the Colley Senior Complex is open to anyone who wants to learn the art or join others in practicing the art. Sallie Fenn, left, and Mildred Franklin, shared tips on stitches at the Monday class. The class is taught by Betty Renfroe, not pictured, and meets from 1 until 3 p.m. on Mondays. For more information, call 334-808-8500.Crocheting is making a comeback in today’s fast-paced world.That’s a bit surprising because it was once considered old-fashioned and a fading art.In year’s past, crocheting was done primarily for decorative purposes, on doilies or trim work for Sunday dresses. But, in today’s world, crocheted items are extremely popular clothing items, purses, jewelry, tablecloths, curtains and toys as well as decorative items. The ladies said there are hundreds of crochet patterns and just about that many stitches.“There’s the single stitch, the double stitch, the half double, the double-double, the triple, the triple-triple and so on,” Fenn said. “Then, you can combine those stitches to make other stitches.”Renfroe said she was having a problem with the Picot stitch until her friends showed her how it was done.“Now, that I’ve learned it, it’s as simple as can be,” she said. By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Monday, August 5, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Finishing a miracle Construction continues this week at the Miracle League Playground at the Troy Parks and Recreation Center. Volunteers work to complete… read more Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Agricultural Business & Related Services, Engineering & Production Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgLocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Work Schedule Special Requirements Posting NumberF00360P Conditions SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.* OR, hold aCalifornia Community College Instructor’s Credential in thediscipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hour inquiries to be emaild [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. Total Hrs per Week/Day Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Beginning and/or Ending Dates Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. The Institution Open ContinuouslyYes Quicklink Posting Details Physical Demands Work YearN/A Department Location Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5Foreign Transcript EvaluationResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Posting Date Closing Date 1- Agriculture Business and Related Services maintains focuson;– Inspection– Pest control– Food processing/meat cutting.2- Agricultural Engineering;– Equipment and machinery, farmmechanics.3- Agricultural Production;– Animal science, plant science,beekeeping and aquaculture.The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teachingassignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis andare on-going recruitment. Assignments may include day, evening andweekend courses.(For complete information on the adjunct faculty recruitmentprocess, select “Home” on the navigation bar to the left, thenclick Los Rios Jobs and select “Adjunct (PT) Faculty RecruitmentOverview” in the “Applying for Positions at LRCCD ” section.) Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Application Instructions How and where to apply Position Summary The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year publiccollege district serving the greater Sacramento region. Ourdistrict includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake andSacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, WestSacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and specialservices for business and industry.Our colleges offer transfer education – students complete freshmanand sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college oruniversity – and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 careerfields. The District’s 2400 square mile service area includesSacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, andSolano counties. Approximately 80,000 students are enrolled in ourcolleges.The District office houses a number of district-wide services.These include the Chancellor’s office, Board Room, Legal Services,Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research,District Police Department, Resource Development and InformationTechnology. Other district-wide services which can be found atvarious locations around the community are the, FacilitiesManagement Department and the Workforce and Economic DevelopmentCenter. Each department strives for the highest quality in allprograms, services, and activities for our communities andstaff. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form - – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Job Posting TitleAgricultural Business & Related Services, Engineering &Production Adjunct Assistant Professor General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed ( College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidad Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Assignment Responsibilities Minimum Qualificationslast_img read more

​Post-lockdown market revealed new driver for ESG: Alecta CEO

first_img“And I think that in my view there are strong arguments to say that that will continue for the long-term, but obviously that remains to be seen – but that’s the belief we have at Alecta,” Billing said.The other three drivers behind ESG investing for Alecta cited by Billing were the clear message from the pension fund’s customers that their money should be invested in a sustainable manner; the advanced integration of ESG factors into the business models of the companies in which Alecta invested; and regulatory changes.The pension fund CEO also said customers were now placing greater importance on the social and governance aspects of ESG than they had before.“Climate has been an area that’s been very concrete and tangible and at the top of the minds of many of our customers for many years. And I think what’s changing right now is the social aspect, the S of ESG, is coming more at the forefront,” he said.This shift came down to the pandemic, he said.“We are seeing parts of society being extremely negatively affected by COVID-19 and probably will have scars for the foreseeable future,” Billing said, adding that in his view, this would translate into even more demand from the customer side to take a social-aspect investment approach. Stockmarket performance during the COVID-19 crisis has clarified that equities with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings are the “winners of tomorrow”, according to the head of Sweden’s largest pension fund, who described the revelation as a new driver for sustainable investing.Speaking at this morning’s Sustainable Investment Forum Europe Digital Event, Magnus Billing, chief executive officer of Alecta, said: “I think what has become the fourth driver [behind ESG investing] is what is coming now when we see the effects of COVID-19.”Admitting it could be too early to say whether performance so far in the crisis was evidence of a long-term effect, Billing said the data clearly showed that companies with high ESG scores were performing better than their competitors with lower rankings.“So clearly there is a strong argument to say good performers in the ESG space are the winners of tomorrow,” he said. “There is a strong argument to say good performers in the ESG space are the winners of tomorrow”Magnus Billing, Alecta’s CEO“Then on the G side, the governance side, we are starting to interpret our customers in such a way that we should take more of a stakeholder view rather than a shareholder-for-profit view,” he said.Billing said despite earlier misgivings, he now had high expectations for the European Commission’s Sustainability Taxonomy.“I was initially, I must confess, a little bit sceptical about the whole process because it was extremely difficult and technical and challenging, but the work that the group has done on the taxonomy is nothing less than very impressive and I think it will have a fundamental impact across the investment chain on how it will operate,” he said.Answering an audience question about greenwashing, Billing said the taxonomy could help investors avoid products and services that fell short.“I think we need to be a little bit cautious about initiatives around green supporting requirements on the capital requirement side,” he said, adding that such initiatives would encourage greenwashing or provide impetus for it.“But currently in the market space,  I’m not that concerned about it as the market stands right now,” he said.The SEK963bn (€93bn) Swedish pension fund is a founding member of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more