Sr. Research Nurse

first_img Sr. Research Nurse Share Sr. Research Nurse Nursing Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Facebook Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Pediatrics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Twitter Save Sr. Research Nurse Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Save Sr. Research Nurse Sr. Research Nurse Save Sr. Research Nurse Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Similar jobs Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore More searches like this You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus The Department of Oncology is seeking a fulltime Sr. Research Nurse. The Sr. Research Nurse isresponsible for the coordination and implementation of assignedclinical trials within the lung cancer and head and necktherapeutics researchprograms.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:ProjectManagement:Pre-study:Anticipates researchrequirements for designated patient populationsMay collaborate indevelopment & writing of protocols and consent forms, asappropriateCollaborates in developmentand preparation of regulatory documents asappropriateApplies knowledge of studydesign to evaluate new protocolsApplies knowledge of federal& local regulations when evaluating newprotocolsReviews & assesses newprotocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility,maintaining subject safety, etc.Evaluates the impact on &availability of resources for assigned clinicaltrialsLists & clarifiesconcerns & questions about new protocols with PI &/orsponsor Proposes & negotiates alternatives to improve protocolimplementation.Pre-initiation:Collaborates in thedetermination of roles & responsibilities of health care teammembers in the implementation of assigned trialsCollaborates in the design ofappropriate methods for collection of data required for assignedtrialsOversees & collaboratesin development of study tools including data collection forms,eligibility checklists, preprinted orders, & distribution ofthe protocol on the Web Library and Internet (whereapplicable)Assists with preparation ofbudget for submission and coordinates study sponsor contractdesignation as appropriateProvides copy of study andpre-printed data forms to Data Management office for review andapproval as appropriatePrepares GCRC and PCRUprotocol submissions as appropriateAssures receipt of protocolby pharmacy for review & input asappropriateCommunicates withcoordinating center and provides necessary documentation (i.e.,CVs, 1572, lab licenses, normal values, IRB submissions, etc.) asappropriateAssures compliance with local& national regulatory standards; as appropriate, prepares &submits required regulatory documentsPrepares drug data sheets forpharmacy and assures submission of same to CRO/IRB for assignedprotocols as appropriateMonitors for and notifies PIof IRB approval/request for further information asappropriateDetermines that IRB approvalhas been received prior to initiation of researchactivityRepresents department atresearch and protocol initiation meetingsAssures that all elements ofa trial are in place before opening to accrualCommunicates with protocolsponsors, NCI, cooperative group and coordinates plans to addressissues with PI.Recruitment &enrollment:Ensures initial & ongoingeligibility of all subjects for assigned research studies: Same asLevel I.Collaborates in thedevelopment of recruitment strategies to ensure patient accrualwithin protocol timeframes.Datacollection/Document maintenance:Ensures collection ofpertinent data from internal & external sources & monitorscompliance with requirements of assigned clinicaltrials.Applies pharmacologicalknowledge to assist the investigator in determining adverse eventcausality & relationship to studydrug/procedureRecords & documentsprotocol deviationsPrepares and submits protocolamendments and revisions as appropriateDemonstrates ability tomanage multiple projects at different stages of the clinicalresearch processDemonstrates ability tointegrate new clinical trials with current researchactivity.QualityAssurance:Evaluates outcomes ofclinical trialsMonitors study teamcompliance with required study procedures & GCPstandardsPerforms/monitors ongoingdata analysis regarding clinical research studies, includingtoxicities, dose modifications, dose levels, adverse reactions,& responseAssumes responsibility forspecific QA activities for research teams (i.e., participates ininstitutional QA process)Participates insponsor/cooperative group/internalaudits/monitoringAssists with development& review of institutional SOPs pertaining to performance ofclinical researchMaintains records ofcorrespondence of faxes, e-mails, IRB/JCCI submissions, FDAsubmissions, etc.Patient/FamilyEducation:Designs/coordinateseducational programs for patients and families relevant toprotocolsProvides ongoing education topatients and families regarding pertinent clinical trial andclinical management issuesStaffEducation:Participates in orientationprocess for new Clinical Research Nurses and Clinical Associates,including mentoring and preceptingCoordinates and/or presentscontinuing education/in-service programs for Clinical ResearchNurses, Clinical Associates, Data Managers, and others involved inthe research processAttends and participates inin-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences, andother relevant programs for professional growth anddevelopment.Community:Collaborates with othermembers of the research team in preparing study results forpresentation/publicationAuthors/coauthors manuscriptsfor publication in the nursing literature and/or presentation atconferences related to areas of expertiseIdentifies nursing researchquestions related to protocol populations/issues and, withassistance, collaboration, and appropriate financial support,implements nursing research within departmentalprioritiesTakes advantage ofopportunities to make presentations in local community regardingresearch projects, areas of expertise, etc.ClinicalPractice:Planning:Identifies need andincorporates information from other health care disciplines intoclinical research protocolPlans long-term study patientcare in relation to identified and potential problems related toassigned research protocols/patient populationsImplementation:Collaborates with health careteam to coordinate and facilitate protocol requirements forassigned clinical trials.Evaluation:Evaluates the effectivenessof nursing care s/he has planned, administered, ordelegatedEvaluates patient’s responseto interventions outlined on study protocolProposes alternative methodsto meet individual patient needsEvaluates effectiveness ofnursing care planned on a long-term basisGives rationale foraction/inaction based on scientific principles, practiceexperience, and internal/external regulationsEvaluates patientsparticipation in assigned clinical trials and identifies barriersto compliancePlans, proposes and evaluatesmeans to overcome identified barriers to protocolcompliance;Consultation:Develops and maintainscollaborative relationships with members of other health caredisciplines in order to facilitate clinical and researchoutcomesProvides guidance anddirection to other health care professionals (internal andexternal) in implementation of researchprotocolsEvaluates effectiveness ofcollaborative role with other health careprofessionalsEquipment, Machine,or Tool Requirements:General computer skills withknowledge of Microsoft OfficeMinimumQualifications (mandatory):Individual must be aregistered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state wherepracticing.Bachelor’s degree in nursingor related discipline required. Master’s degree stronglypreferred.Minimum of two years’ experience in the specialty ora related area required.Additional experience may substitute for bachelor’sdegree; Related master’s degree may be considered in lieu ofexperience to the extent permitted by the JHU EquivalencyFormula.Current American Heart Association or American RedCross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensureand certification during duration ofemployment.Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialingprocess is required within two weeks of startdate.Licensure,Certification, Registration:Licensed Registered Nurse inthe State of Maryland required.Current CPR certificationrequired.Must maintain currentlicensure and certification during duration ofemploymentCompletion of the JHHcredentialing process is required prior to startdateReportsto:Principal Investigator(s) and Research ProgramManager***JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year ofexperience. Additional related experience may substitute forrequired education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency ispermitted, up to two years of non-related college course work maybe applied towards the total minimum education/experience requiredfor the respective jobClassified Title:Sr. ResearchNurseWorking Title: Sr. ResearchNurse ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range:$70,805-$97,435Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm/37.5 hoursExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002938-SOM Onc Upper Aerodigestive CancerPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Maryland, United Stateslast_img read more

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IS IT TRUE May 2, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE that the latest example of failure to do maintenance is being felt by people who enjoy taking an evening walk along the Evansville riverfront?…the song “Boom Boom Boom Out Go the Lights” should be the theme song of the City of Evansville until they can get the lights back on along the part of the walkway that goes from the Four Freedoms Monument to Sunset Park?…to think about borrowing $127 Million for an arena that loses an estimated $10 Million per year, borrowing another $20 Million to gift to a hotelier, borrowing $57 Million for a medical school for less than 250 students and finally borrowing $50 million for some Twilight Zone water meters amounts to $264 Million in borrowed muons for fun and games in a city that admittedly cannot afford to replace light bulbs along a popular walking path?…according to Parks and Recreation, we are not going to have any money for light bulbs anytime soon either?…this is the most stunning admission of incompetence and negligence since we learned that the emergency phone kiosks on the jogging path behind Garvin Park didn’t work?…the next election needs a “light bulbs before fun and games” candidate?IS IT TRUE that the semipro ice arena in Pembroke Pines, Florida reported in Contractor Magazine that the annual utility coats for the building were $420,000 per year?…this building only has a capacity of 2,000 fans and is used twice per week?…the electricity rates in Pembroke Pines are also lower than the rates payed in Evansville?…when one considers that the Ford Center is 5 times the size of the Pembroke Pines facility and is plagued by higher rates it is possible that the total utility costs to operate the Ford Center could easily exceed a million dollars per year?  …we not only look forward to the lone CPA on City Council to get the accurate figure of the total utility costs for the Ford Center but also hopes she will find out who are paying the utility bills?IS IT TRUE that when VenuWorks bossman Scott Schoenicke spoke before the Evansville City Council last Monday night he explicitly stated that the operating expenses statement he handed out to Council did not include the utilities for Ford Center?…if one adds a possible million dollars in utility charges that are absorbed by some poor unidentified group of taxpayers the pure operating losses for the Ford Center are running over an average of $1.5 Million per year and have been since the doors were open?…it looks like VenuWorks also conveniently failed to include debt service in the expense statement report?…that debt service is about $8 million per year making the losses for having the shiny object of concrete and glass approach $10 Million per year?…this is $10 Million per year that has to be siphoned away from critical infrastructure, city employee healthcare expenses, and everything else of importance in the City of Evansville?IS IT TRUE that for anyone who pretends to know a single thing about running a profit and loss statement to ignore utilities as an operating expense is either abject ignorance or intentionally misleading?…to do such a thing in a public business would draw the ire of the Security and Exchange Commission and could result in a legal issue for withholding material information?…we can not imagine why the Winnecke Administration, and the Evansville City Council are putting up with this sort of nonsense unless they are equally inept or conspiring to mislead the taxpayers of Evansville?…to neglect to state that debt service is part of the expenses is even worse?…it seems as though the powers that be in Evansville have been driving while deaf dumb and blind for more than a decade as the saga of Ford Center continues?IS IT TRUE we have just informed that 2nd Ward City Councilwoman Missy Mosby will be having a political opponent in the next City Council election?   …Ms. Mosby 2nd Ward voters are overwhelming Democratic? …we are told that her primary opponent will expose her voting record concerning the reduction of our Homestead Tax Credits, appointing Republicans to the powerful Finance Chairmanship and the City Attorney positions, her extremely close political ties with Mayor Winnecke and his wife, for openly working against Gail Riecken in the last Mayoral campaign, not looking for creative ways to reduce the annual city budgets,  for strongly supporting the contract between the city and the Thunderbolts/VenueWorks and supporting the multi million dollar penguin exhibit at the Zoo when the city can’t afford to pay city employees current healthcare bills? …that Mosby only won by 12 votes in her last primary election against a little known opponent? …this a developing story?FOOTNOTES: TODAYS “READERS POLL” question is: Are you disappointed in the Evansville City Council for not being more concerned with the contract between Thunderbolts/VenuWorks and the City?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. 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Gold Coast home snapped up days before auction

first_img10 Australis Court, Mermaid WatersA WATERFRONT home at Mermaid Waters has sold days before it was scheduled to go under the hammer.The property at 10 Australis Court was due to be auctioned off on Saturday, March 24, but a couple, determined not to let the property “slip through their fingers” snapped it up for $1.3 million beforehand. 10 Australis Court, Mermaid WatersMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoPrincipal of Ray White Mermaid Waters Mitch Palmer said the couple missed out on a property they wanted at another auction so refused to let another slip through their fingers.“They were really keen to make sure they got this one,” Mr Palmer said.“They really saw the value of Mermaid Waters and the position there.”Mr Palmer said the 986sq m block and its location close to the beach and surrounding shops and cafes attracted potential buyers.“We had more than 65 groups through during its time on the market,” Mr Palmer said. 10 Australis Court, Mermaid Waters 10 Australis Court, Mermaid Waters“You are a good distance to the beach, which is a big drawcard.”According to CoreLogic data, the property was listed in February and sold in 30 days.Mr Palmer predicted Mermaid Waters would thrive over the next year as it offered a similar lifestyle to suburbs like Broadbeach Waters but had a lower median sale price. 10 Australis Court, Mermaid Waterslast_img read more

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Hayes McGinley, suspended Syracuse lacrosse player, no longer enrolled at SU

first_imgHayes McGinley, who pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment in the second degree in April, is no longer enrolled at Syracuse University, he confirmed in a text message to The Daily Orange on Monday.“I was not suspended from SU, nor was I kicked off the lacrosse team,” McGinley said. “I am at a point where I want to explore other options for myself academically and athletically. That is why I un-enrolled at Syracuse.“I have a ton of respect and love for my coaches and teammates at Syracuse, but ultimately I feel I can be more successful in a different environment.”McGinley was arrested in March after he punched two Insomnia Cookies employees in the face after he tried to get into the female employee’s car, insisting that his friends were inside. Following an argument, he hit her and another employee before police arrived to arrest him, police said. He was suspended from the lacrosse team a day later for an unspecified violation of team rules.In a statement he issued through his attorney following his guilty plea, McGinley admitted to being intoxicated and apologized for the incident.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I take my role as a student athlete very seriously and I pray I am given a second chance,” he said in the statement. “I am working very hard to regain respect from everyone in my life.”McGinley said on Monday that he is currently in the process of sorting out his plans for the upcoming academic year. Comments Related Stories Sliders employee not charged after knocking Hayes McGinley unconscious during March 14 incidentSyracuse midfielder Hayes McGinley suspended indefinitely after punching 2 people, arrestSyracuse men’s lacrosse player Hayes McGinley pleads guilty to 2 counts of harassmentHayes McGinley issues statement following court appearance Tuesday Published on August 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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UEFA to meet over Platini’s future

first_imgThe FIFA presidential candidate was banned from all football activity for 90-days by the ethics committee of world football’s governing body last week.Investigations are ongoing regarding a payment Platini received from outgoing FIFA boss Sepp Blatter – who’s been suspended too.last_img

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Mandela Day bikers take action against abuse

first_img11 July 2014 Zelda la Grange and DJ Fresh will don their helmets on Friday to lead a group of volunteer bikers and celebrities on this year’s Bikers for Mandela Day tour, stopping in Diepsloot, Vryburg, Kimberley and Bloemfontein to support organisations that help survivors of gender-based violence and rape. “In South Africa, violence against women continues unabated,” La Grange, Madiba’s former assistant and patron of the 1st for Women Foundation, said in a statement on Thursday. “With this in mind, we have dedicated our 2014 journey to the survivors of gender-based violence. We want to encourage more women to speak out, to take action, to follow through so that their perpetrators can be brought to book.” La Grange and DJ Fresh will be joined by Saint Seseli, Angie Khumalo, Anele Mdoda, Alex Caige, Clint Cunningham and Johrne van Huyssteen on the trip, supported by 1st for Women Insurance via its charitable trust, the 1st for Women Foundation. On Friday, the biker team will depart from 1st for Women’s head office in Fourways, Johannesburg and head for Diepsloot. There, together with 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day founder Carolyn Steyn, and Afrika Tikkun, an organisation that invests in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families, the team will distribute hand-made blankets to 67 beneficiaries. From Diepsloot, the team will head to the Caritas Community Focus organisation in Vryburg in the Free State, where they will spend 67 minutes packing rape survivor care kits and painting the organisation’s contact details on a wall. The 1st for Women Foundation will also hand over a cheque for R100 000 to Caritas Community Focus, an organisation dedicated to ensuring the well-being of people affected by poverty, drug abuse and domestic violence. On Saturday, the bikers will travel to Kimberley, where they will spend 67 minutes packing rape survivor care kits at the Grace Divine Outreach Centre. The 1st for Women Foundation will also hand over a cheque for R100 000 to the centre, which provides short-term safe house accommodation for rape survivors, and offers the survivors counselling, court support, HIV testing and aftercare services in association with the Galeshewe Thuthuzela Care Centre. On Sunday, the team will assist Bloem Shelter in Bloemfontein. This shelter cares for 90 to 100 homeless people daily, providing accommodation for babies, pregnant women, children, single women, the elderly and men affected by abuse, addiction, financial difficulties, mental problems and human trafficking. The bikers will spend 67 minutes building a jungle gym at Bloem Shelter, as well as helping with painting. The 1st for Women Foundation will hand over a cheque for R100 000 to the shelter. “We encourage all South Africans to make every day a Mandela Day,” La Grange said. “There are so many simple ways we can do this, and the great thing is that it doesn’t necessarily have to cost a cent. Acts of kindness, like volunteering at your local charity organisation or reading to those that can’t – it all counts.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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The Fabulous Prizes of SXSW: Free Phones, Plane Tickets, Vacations & Cars

first_imgHow do you get noticed at the jam-packed tech extravaganza that is this week’s South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin, Texas? How about giving away free cars and flights around the world? A number of startups in the location tech market appear to be trying to one-up each other with bigger and better give-aways at the event. It’s sure to make some people moan “tech bubble!” while other folks will just say “Yipeee! See you in Fiji!”Who’s giving away the most fabulous prizes? There will probably be many more contests unveiled over the next few days but here are three we’ve gotten pitches for already.Austin’s home town favorites Gowalla and AT&T are giving away more than 20 Samsung Captivate phones and Southwest Air is giving away 25 free roundtrip flights at check-in locations around town. (Look for the emblem above.) Gowalla just released a new version of its iPhone app this afternoon and will use SXSW to unveil a new feature called Gowalla Rewards. Location-based social networking competitor Foursquare, which blew up at least year’s SXSW, just unveiled a new local deals feature this morning as well. Short mobile video sharing service SocialCam, featherweight travel service AirBnB and flight search startup Hipmunk are giving away airfare and a week on a private island in Fiji to someone who records themselves doing something silly on SocialCam.Location check-in service Whrrl is giving away $125k in prizes to people who visit a variety of parties after signing up for its ironically named Austin Underground Society. Prizes will include 50 Las Vegas VIP packages, 20 copies of the Funny Or Die flick “Take This DVD and Shove It”, a ticket to and hotel for the Twitter 140conf in New York and two Audis!Location may be hot and SXSW may be a great place for startups, but it’s going to be a very crowded and noisy week. Maybe fabulous give-aways will help some startups stand above the crowd. It might seem a little crass, but you probably wouldn’t complain if you found yourself enjoying an island vacation in Fiji or driving a new car.Team ReadWriteWeb will be in Austin as well. We’ll be giving away free heart-felt handshakes to our favorite readers, commenters and friends. Especially any of you who would like to take us to Fiji with you. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web last_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham defender Cresswell: Anderson the new Payet

first_imgWest Ham defender Cresswell: Anderson the new Payetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has likened Felipe Anderson to former teammate Dimitri Payet.Anderson has been in sensational form in recent weeks, scoring seven goals in his last nine Premier League games.Cresswell said: “I’ve obviously not played as much as I’d have liked this season but every time I have played with him, going forward he’s outstanding.”He is definitely a game-changer. You look at the amount of games he has changed for us and the amount of goals he has scored, assists, created chances, he has been fantastic and long may that continue.”He’s a similar type of player to Payet, coming in off the left and creating things, scoring goals and getting assists, and this season he is our top goalscorer now, he has been fantastic for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Quebec town reaches deal with woman sexually assaulted by mayor

first_imgQUEBEC – A Quebec town whose mayor was found guilty of sexually assaulting an ex-employee has reached a deal with the woman.Under terms of the agreement, Caroline Lamarre will be compensated in exchange for agreeing to abandon her efforts to get her job back with the community of Baie-Trinite.Lamarre has not worked since 2013, while Denis Lejeune is still mayor of the town about 500 kilometres northeast of Quebec City.He was found guilty in July 2015 but is still mayor because a Quebec law on municipal elections and referendums allows for an elected official convicted of such a crime to stay on if the sentence is less than 30 days in prison.Lejeune was sentenced to 120 hours of community work and two years’ probation and was fined $4,000.The Canadian Press does not generally identify victims of sexual assault but Lamarre has gone public with her situation and held a news conference two months ago to discuss it.Quebec passed a law last year tightening the ethics rules for municipal officials.last_img read more

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Sexual harassment complaint financial mismanagement allegations hit Manitoba chiefs organization

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsA Manitoba chiefs organization is in “chaos” as it deals with allegations its grand chief spent a large amount of the organization’s money at a casino, while at the same time its chief of staff is facing a sexual harassment complaint filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Murray Clearsky, however, says the issues are all “internal stuff,” fueled by disgruntled former staff members who have been let go.“I have nothing to hide. If I was stealing it would be different. Why would I steal money? Especially from an organization I work for?” said Clearsky. “I had authorization to go ahead. Some of the staff are pissed off at me and (chief of staff) Mike Bear so of course, ‘I will bring you down.’”Clearsky is facing allegations he withdrew about $10,000 in Shakopee, Minn, and Prior Lake Minn., from the organization’s bank account on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. It’s alleged some of the money was used in a casino there.Two withdrawals on Sept. 17 totalling a little over $1,000 came from an ATM at the Little Six Bingo ATM in Prior Lake, Minn., based on cross referencing information on snap shots provided of the SCO’s account statement to APTN National News.The account statement also shows a withdrawal of $311 from a convenience store less than a minute’s drive from the Mystic Lake Hotel Casino in Prior Lake, Minn. along with seven withdrawals of $831 from an ATM in Shakopee, Minn, which sits about 15 km to the northwest.Long Plain Chief Dennis Meeches said he believes the Shakopee withdrawals were incurred at another casino there.“I have seen records where huge amounts of funds were withdrawn from an ATM machine a Shakopee casino outside of Minneapolis,” said Meeches, who is on the chiefs’ executive that oversees the SCO, which represents 33 Manitoba First Nations.Clearsky said he withdrew the money to fix his truck which broke down when he was in the area.“Those were the closest machines where I was at the time,” he said. “I had a camper set up down there, those were the closest ones where my truck broke down and I got invoices.”Clearsky also confirmed that his chief of staff Mike Bear is facing a sexual harassment complaint filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. He said he has responded to a letter he received from the commission, but he wouldn’t comment on its content.“I can’t tell you that part, it is human rights,” he said.Bear could not be reached for comment.APTN National News has obtained the complaint and the letter sent to Clearsky by the commission.Meeches said Clearsky should face a recall based on the totality of the allegations his organization faces.“I believe them to be true and action needs to be taken forthwith,” said Meeches. “It just doesn’t make sense when you see the transaction record. There is a situation at the office itself. Staff are being intimidated and there is bullying…I am going to support and ask for his resignation.”Clearsky had a warning for Meeches.“Chief Meeches should also watch what he is saying, he is no angel himself,” said Clearsky.Clearsky said he is meeting with his lawyer on Monday and the with the chiefs’ executive sometime next week. He said he will also reveal more information to the media about the allegations.“It’s internal, some of the people were let go and they are gone, now they come up with all kinds of BS,” he [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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