Zynga sells San Francisco headquarters for $600m

Zynga sells San Francisco headquarters for $600mBuilding sold to real estate firm but Zynga will still operate there, sharing with AirBnB and moreJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefThursday 30th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleZyngaZynga has raised $600 million through the sale of its headquarters in San Francisco — although it has no plans to leave the building.GamesBeat reports the premises have been sold to an an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners, a US private real estate investment firm. Zynga will sign a lease for more than 12 years and reduce its presence to 185,000 square feet.The space occupied by Zynga will be revamped, while the rest of the building will be shared by other tenants. So far the only confirmed tenant is hospitality service AirBnB.CEO Frank Gibeau told GamesBeat the deal was “a nice gain for our shareholders” that will be put into cash, after transfer costs, that can be used for future acquisitions. The company raised more than double the $234 million it spent on the building back in 2012.”The goal is to grow as we’ve done with Gram, Small Giant and Peak,” he said, adding: “We’ll invest in running the business, acquisitions and our current buyback program.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Gibeau was referring to the recent acquisitions of Merge developer Gram Games, Empire & Puzzles studio Small Giant Games and the card games team from Peak Games.When asked why Zynga chose to sell its headquarters, Gibeau said: “If you look at the San Francisco market, it’s a high position. We are an interactive game company. We are not a real estate company.”The deal took no more than three months to secure and is expected to be completed by the end of July.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesZynga acquiring Chartboost for $250mFirst quarter financials show publisher’s continued acquisitions have led to soaring revenues, but it continues to post net lossesBy Brendan Sinclair 6 days agoZynga pledges $100,000 to Girls Who CodeNew partnership announced on International Women’s Day will enable non-profit to expand its program of free coding clubsBy James Batchelor 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. read more

7 reasons RIAs are adding insurance products

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Limited-term Lecturer in Saxophone & Allied Areas

first_imgThe Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia ( UGA) seeks a limited-term lecturer, artist-teacher of saxophone toco-direct the saxophone studio in applied instruction and chambermusic, and teach up to two academic courses per semester in thecandidate’s areas of expertise. These could include, but are notlimited to, courses in the following areas: 21st-century careerpreparation and development, improvisation, performance practice innon-Western and/or non-classical styles,musicology/ethnomusicology, recording technology, or other areasaligned with the candidate’s experience. This is full-time (9month), benefits-eligible, non-tenure track limited termappointment.ResponsibilitiesThe lecturer in saxophone will work jointly with the currentsaxophone instructor in the following responsibilities:● Serve as an artist-teacher of saxophone.● Teach applied saxophone lessons to students from undergraduatethrough doctoral levels and lead weekly studio class.● Conduct active recruitment activities across the state andbeyond.● Instruct courses in woodwind literature and pedagogy, asneeded.● Coach and manage all aspects of the saxophone chamber musicprogram (quartets and saxophone ensemble), including thedevelopment of innovative community performance projects and othercreative collaborations such as commissioning projects.● Teach up to two academic courses per semester per the candidate’sexpertise.● Other duties as assigned. Posting NumberF0849P Working TitleLimited-term Lecturer in Saxophone & Allied Areas Is this a Position of Trust?No Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Advertised Salary About the College/Unit/Department Posting TypeExternal Posting Details The Hugh Hodgson School of Music (https://music.uga.edu/) is amongthe leading schools of music in the region and nationally. Itincludes comprehensive programs, with degrees at the undergraduatelevel through the masters and doctorate. A celebrated faculty,outstanding facilities, and talented students build a supportiveand rich environment for artistic and scholarly growth. Graduatesfrom our programs have been internationally successful in theirchosen fields.The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and theUniversity of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity ofits faculty and students and sustaining a work and learningenvironment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. Minimum Qualifications Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Job Closing Date Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterPortfolioUnofficial TranscriptsList of References with Contact InformationOptional Documents FLSA Credit and P-Card policy Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Percentage Of Time100 Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Duties/Responsibilities Special Instructions to Applicants Retirement PlanTRS or ORP Classification TitleLecturer Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and cover letterdescribing their academic qualifications and professionalexperience, showing how they will add value to the program. Thecover letter (maximum 3 pages) should highlight additionalexpertise in allied areas to be considered for possible academiccourse offerings. Also included in the cover letter should beinformation related to their teaching philosophy and how theirteaching, service, and research/creative activity have supportedthe success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgroundsthat are underrepresented in the field. Applicants who may not yethave had these experiences should explain how their work willfurther the College’s commitment to diversity.Application materials should also include links to an onlineportfolio/website highlighting artistic work, which must include atleast 3 stylistically diverse, unedited live recordings fromperformances in the past three years; unofficial transcripts forhighest degree earned; and the names and contact information for aminimum of three references. Letters of reference will be requestedlater in the search process.Application documents must be uploaded to the UGAJobs linkhttps://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/187777. To ensure fullconsideration, please apply by April 6. Questions about theapplication process can be directed at Edith Hollander([email protected] or 706-542-2701); questions about the positioncan be directed at Amy Pollard at [email protected] or Connie Frigoat [email protected] . EEO Statement Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Faculty RankLecturer Duties/Responsibilities ● Demonstrated outstanding experience in performance experience(such as but not limited to earned prize in competition, earnedplacement in a professional ensemble, conference performance(s), orprestigious performance invitation).● Demonstrated record of innovative concert programming andperformance projects.● Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students andfaculty.● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, andanti-racism.● Ability to contribute to a dynamic, holistic music program thatprepares students for a music career in the 21st century, includinginitiating and leading innovative community engagement projects ina city known for its music and arts culture. Does this position require a P-Card?No Employment TypeEmployee Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?No Position Summary The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Additional Requirements Position Details Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)No Physical Demands Contract TypeNone (position not eligible for annual contract) ● A terminal degree in saxophone (such as a Doctor of MusicalArts). Candidates with a master’s degree in saxophone will also beconsidered and must document exceptional accomplishments andprofessional experience (minimum two years). Candidates without adoctoral degree must be approved for a terminal degree exceptionbefore hire.● Minimum one year university teaching experience in saxophone,with ability to develop and teach course work in the additionalareas of candidate’s expertise.● Must be currently legally eligible to work in the UnitedStates. UnderutilizationMinorities & Females Location of VacancyAthens Area The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 studentsincluding over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the University of Georgia Job Posting Date03/05/2021 Anticipated Start Date08/01/2021 Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies DepartmentFranklin College Hugh Hodgson School of Music Open until filledYes Terminal degree or master’s degree in a disciplinary area relatedto the position’s responsibilities College/Unit/Department websitehttps://www.music.uga.edu Teach lessons within the Saxophone Studio, including but notlimited to working with students regarding performance, such asrecitals, chamber music, and ensemble experiences. Teach othermusic-related courses and/or academic work as assigned. Is driving a responsibility of this position?No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?Nolast_img read more

Associate Vice President, International Education

first_imgDO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas Collegedefines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates throughits classrooms, offices and boardrooms. It inspires students anddrives Douglas College to be one of BC’s Top Employers and ForbesCanada’s Best Employers for 2020.”Located on the unceded traditional territories of the CoastSalish Peoples of the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations, DouglasCollege is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia.With two main campuses and three training centres in the MetroVancouver area, Douglas College is one of the province’s mostvibrant leaders in post-secondary education, combining the academicfoundations of a university with the employer-ready skills of acollege. Douglas College’s 2,000 employees instruct and serve morethan 25,000 students each year, including 3,000 internationalstudents from 80 countries.At Douglas College, students receive the best of both worlds —the well-rounded educational experience of a university and theemployer-ready skills of a college — in a student-centeredenvironment that cultivates academic and career success.The Associate Vice President, International Education (AVPIE)reports to the Vice President, Student Affairs (VPSA) to providestrategic leadership in planning, developing, promoting,delivering, and evaluating the effectiveness of the College’sinternational partnerships and activities. The AVPIE providesgeneral oversight to Douglas International and workscollaboratively with Student Affairs and the Future Student Officeto recruit international students, and to coordinate the provisionof student services. The AVPIE works closely with the President,Senior Management Team, and the Vice President Academic’s Council(VPAC) to accomplish the objectives of the Douglas CollegeStrategic Plan.The AVPIE will be an engaged and proactive leader withestablished professional credibility, as evidenced by a graduatedegree from an accredited post-secondary institution (terminaldegree preferred) in international relations, business, or arelated area of study. The successful candidate will have ten (10)years of progressively responsible post-secondary experience, ininternational student recruitment, strategic enrolment management,and education initiatives, including a minimum of five (5) years inacademic administration and leadership. The successful candidatewill have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability toinspire innovation and collaboration while meeting the evolving anddiverse needs of international students and partners. An equivalentcombination of education and experience will be considered.Douglas College is committed to be a workplace that is freeof discrimination, values and champions diversity, and isrepresentative of the communities we serve at all joblevels.Should you be interested in learning more about this uniqueopportunity with Douglas College, please contact Harbour WestConsulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter ofintroduction and the names and contact information for threereferences, in confidence, to [email protected]last_img read more

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

first_imgUniversity Job FamilyResearch – Support Working TitleSenior Clinical Research Coordinator DepartmentNeurology Minimum Hiring Standards Required Licenses/ Certifications Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities Job CategoryResearch Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/105203 Organizational Overview This position would work within the Translational Research Programin Muscular Dystrophy. In this role the individual would berequired to provide project management expertise across multicenterconsortium studies. For all clinical research studies assigned, theSr. Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for coordinatingclinical research studies in a compliant and efficient manner.Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), collaboratewith all members of the clinical research team to ensure allfederal, state, university, and protocol requirements are followed,institutional research objectives are met, and that ethicalobligations are kept. Key responsibilities include:• Demonstrated understanding of clinical research management dutiesfrom study initiation to close-out.• Conduct clinical research activities as authorized by thePrincipal Investigator’s documented Delegation of Authority andTraining Logs.• Maintain current CITI credentials for Human Subjects Protections,Good Clinical Practice ( GCP ), Clinical Research Coordinator, plusadditional sponsor GCP certifications as required.• Understand and adhere to all IRB requirements, Human Subjectsprotection regulations, and all aspects of IRB approvedprotocols.• Conduct all assigned activities in compliance with national,local, & institutional guidelines, according to all HIPAA, GCP,and other applicable requirements. Activities include coordinating:new study activation requirements, screening/enrollingparticipants, regulatory and compliance requirements, maintainingappropriate study documentation/records, and managing studydata. Employee GroupUniversity Employee Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position TypeStaff Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related 5+ years of clinicalresearch experience; Clinical Research Coordinator certificationrequired ( CCRC, CCRP, and CCRA ). Must be able to completemandatory competencies and certifications required by VCU,individual clinical trials, as well as the NIH Human SubjectProtection training required by federal regulations for research.Communication skills, written and spoken are essential. Prior studymanagement experience as well as experience administering validatedsurvey instruments. Ability to work in a diverse environment isrequired RN, LPN, CNA, or CMA with active license ORP EligibleNo Normal Work Days/HoursM-F Anticipated Hiring Range$60,00 – $80,000 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. Position Number591350 Master’s Degree preferred, experience in human subjects researchwith participants with neurological disorders. RN, NP or LPNeligible for license in VA preferred or demonstrated clinicalbackground preferred. Phlebotomy skills. Familiarity with REDCapdatabase and video editing software. Application Process/Additional Informationcenter_img University Code34114 Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Hours/Week40 Position Information University TitleSenior Clinical Research Coordinator 1 Scope of SearchLocal Job StatusFull-Time Resource CriticalNo Is this a restricted position?Yes Recruitment TypeSingle Title Job Open Date04/16/2021 CampusMCV Campus Open Until FilledYes FLSA IndicatorExempt For more information on ORP, visit:Retirement Plans Is this position eligible to participate in alternative workarrangements?No Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional Documents Preferred Hiring Standards Posting will close on or beforelast_img read more

Academic Advisor – Women’s Program

first_imgSchedule Information: To be determined; may include eveningshiftsHours per Week: 37.5Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick,Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper TuitionWaivers; and Professional ExpenseWork Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary innature.Duties of Position: Provides educational planning andsupport for new and currently enrolled students by developing anacademic map and connecting students to resources that help toremove barriers to persistence for Women’s Program participants.Assists them by creating semester-by-semester academic courseschedules that meet the requirements of their intended major and,if applicable, transfer school. Documents all educational planninginteractions on appropriate forms.Responsible for case management of assigned students in which ameaningful rapport is developed. Conducts proactive outreach andmonitors assigned students’ progress toward completing theireducational goals.Interprets placement scores, explains developmental coursesequencing and recommends appropriate courses for student’sintended plan of study.Helps students with their transfer planning and explains coursetransfer differences between institutions.Explains stackable career pathways.Collaborates closely with Student Development Faculty Counselorsand per established guidelines, determines when students need to bereferred to Counselors.Assists students with educational transactions (i.e., schedules,drop/adds, withdrawals, waivers, etc.).Answers questions about College policies, procedures, academicprograms of study and support services provided by the College.Helps students resolve issues by clarifying protocols and directingthem to appropriate offices/personnel.Instructs students how to use online and self-service academicplanning and career development tools. Interprets degree auditreports.Serves as lead to assist walk-in traffic to the Center anddemonstrates how to utilize software, programs, websites and Centerlibrary/lab resources. Creates users’ manuals.Develops and maintains advising and career resources in print andonline including web, portal and social media.Conducts outreach (e.g., phone calls, campus “walk-abouts”) tostudents in support of retention-based programming efforts likeearly alert, summer bridge, etc.Develops and conducts workshops and events designed to assiststudents with orientation, career exploration resources,transferring, academic planning, use of support services and more.Performs classroom presentations, conducts Center tours andimplements advising/transfer/career research exercises forclassroom groups upon request.Works with a variety of technology tools (i.e., Student InformationSystem, appointment scheduler, degree audit/planner, etc.) and ableto use these tools effectively to assist students.Represents Student Development at student outreach events (i.e.,open houses, activity fairs, information sessions, etc.) asnecessary.Serves as lead contact to receive and respond to incoming Centeralias emails. Answers those that fall within Academic Advisorpurview and refers others to Counselors as needed.Makes referrals to faculty, academic program chairs/coordinators,campus support services, or other resources as needed.Demonstrates excellent oral, presentation, written andinterpersonal communication skills.Has a professional rapport with students, parents, faculty andstaff throughout the College.Stays current with training and professional development related toacademic advising, student success/retention, multiculturalcompetencies and related topics.Assists with various projects and programs as needed.Participates in College and Divisional Committees asappropriate.In addition to the general Academic Advisor duties, Women’s ProgramAdvisors also have duties and expectations specific to thatcenter:Provides customized case-management advising support for Women’sProgram participants who meet low income guidelines and at leastone of the following: Single parent; A non-traditional careerseeker; Woman fleeing domestic (intimate partner) violence; Womanwith limited English skills pursuing coursework for English as aSecond Language (ESL).Builds and maintains relationships with community agencies andresources to provide holistic referrals.Monitors participant eligibility and provides transitional support,as needed.Provides timely information regarding available grant andscholarship funds.Collaborates with Educational Foundation to award Donor Sponsoredscholarships.Coordinates and provides training for new Academic Advisor andProgram Assistant related to Women’s Program policies andprocedures.Provides program information to internal and externalconstituencies.Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in psychology,social work, education, communications or related area. Master’spreferred.Experience Requirements: One year of experience in studentacademic advising function, social work or related area in aneducational setting, preferably at the post-secondary level.Demonstrates excellent oral, presentation, written andinterpersonal communication skills.Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until theposition is filled though priority will be given to applicationsreceived on or before: May 14, 2021Requir ed Documents: ***A resume and cover letterare required to complete the application process**** Official transcripts required upon hire* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.* Employment sponsorship is not available.Advertised: April 29, 2021 Central Daylight TimeApplications close:last_img read more

First EHF CL win for PSG Handball!

first_img5.Paris SG310294:902 Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsPSG Handball beat Elverum 35:29 for the first win at Men’s EHF Champions League 2020/2021. After two defeats at the start of the season against SG Flensburg Handewitt at home and Meshkov in Brest, Raul Gonzales has found the proper rhythm for his players who are already doing a good job in the domestic League.Mikkel Hansen and Elohim Prandi have been TOP scorers in the winning squad with 8 and 6 goals.PSG – Elverum 35-29 (17-13)PSG : Mikkel Hansen 8, Elohim Prandi 6, Adama Keita 4, Kamil Syprzak 4, Henrik Toft 3, Nedim Remili 3, Nikola Karabatic 2, Sadou Ntanzi 1, Mathieu Grebille 1, Dainis Kristopans 1, Benoit Kounkoud 1, Ferran Sole 1.Elverum : Carl Pujol 7, Luc Abalo 4, Endre Langaas 3, Dominik Mathe 3, Thomas Solstad 3, Simen Schønningsen 3, Simen Pettersen 3, Christopher Hedberg 1,  Tobias Grøndahl 1.STANDING: 6.Vardar 1961210153:502 4.Meshkov Brest4202108:1144 PSG Handball suffered first defeat in domestic Championship 2020/2021 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UNSTOPPABLE! PSG HANDBALL 21/21 in France! 8.Szeged200242:510 1.Vive Kielce4301121:1036 ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Related Items:PSG Handball Raul Gonzalez extends his adventure at Paris Saint-Germain until June 2023! 7.Elverum310281:942 2.Flensburg-H.4301122:1186 3.Porto4202109:1104last_img read more

Alex Labbe returns to DGM Racing in 2021

first_imgLabbé appreciates the renewed support of his racing sponsors in the upcoming season — something he does not take for granted.“I feel extremely fortunate to be able to strap into my race car and I could not do it without the financial backing of my partners,” Labbé said. “The current economic climate could have overshadowed this season, so I feel blessed.”So far, the budget allows Labbé to confirm a half-season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team will continue to pursue partnership opportunities in order to allow Labbé to compete full time in the 33 races scheduled.One of the partners that has confirmed its commitment to the Quebec driver includes BRP, which is joining forces with DGM Racing for another season, with its Can-Am brand. Labbé will sport the Can-Am colors for four races in the No. 36 Chevrolet Camaro. LAKE WALES, Fla. — Building on last year’s results in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alex Labbé of Saint-Albert, Quebec, will continue his partnership with DGM Racing in 2021 as he seeks funding for another full-time season on American soil.“I’m excited to announce another year with DGM Racing and for the chance to build on our momentum from 2020,” said Labbé, who recorded five top-10 finishes in 2020. “Based on last year’s results I fully believe that we have the right tools to be regular top 10 and playoff contenders.”More road-course races in 2021It is no secret that Labbé shines on the road courses. In fact, the Quebec driver took fourth place last October on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval during a memorable road race in a torrential downpour. His performance brought home DGM Racing and Labbé’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series top five. He will have more chances to demonstrate his mastery of this type of course in 2021, since the NASCAR Xfinity Series will feature seven road-course races.The NASCAR Xfinity Series is adding two new tracks to its calendar: Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on May 22 and Nashville Superspeedway on June 19.“It is always exciting for a small team like ours to race on new courses because the bigger teams don’t have as much of an advantage over us,” Labbé said. “We all hit the course at the same time with a blank slate, which helps level the playing field.”The 33-race schedule begins officially on Feb. 13 at Daytona International Speedway, followed by a road race in Daytona. The last regular-season race is on Sept. 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the first race of the playoffs on Sept. 25.“I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with Alex and all the great partners that are behind him,” said Mario Gosselin, Labbé’s crew chief and co-owner of DGM Racing. “I really feel like this is going to be our best season yet, with a legitimate chance at victory.”Quebec sponsor, CAN-AM, continues supportlast_img read more

Combat Medic Turned Dispatcher Sues for Unfair Firing

first_imgThe suit says the next day, Busto did not go to work because the episode had triggered her stress disorder and she had a medical appointment. The city says the allegations are not true. The next day, Busto found that her access badge didn’t work, according to the lawsuit. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Army veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder is suing the city and the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming she was assaulted, discriminated against and wrongly fired. According to the lawsuit, Busto had an episode in October 2006 and took more than the usual dose of her medication. When authorities arrived, Busto said she didn’t need to be taken to the hospital. The lawsuit tells a story of escalating trouble between Busto and APD, starting when the department allegedly failed to make accommodations for her post-traumatic stress disorder, and ending when she was fired and allegedly taken to the Veterans Hospital in handcuffs. According to the suit, an officer allegedly “threw her to the floor, forcefully placed his knee on the back of her neck and handcuffed her.” “The allegations are factually inaccurate,” Deputy City Attorney Kathy Levy said. “We feel confident that once discovery is commenced, what actually occurred will come out.” Judith Busto, 22, was hired as a dispatcher in May 2006 after she returned from work as a combat medic in Afghanistan. The suit was filed by Santa Fe attorney Merit Bennett and seeks unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit, an APD employee offered to send an officer to take her to her appointment, but when the officer arrived, Busto was ordered to come out of her house with her hands in the air and not to make “any sudden moves.” She was allegedly taken to her doctor’s appointment in handcuffs. When another employee let her inside, she was handcuffed, taken to the veterans hospital and told without explanation that she had been fired, according to the suit. It said that the state Labor Department found her termination was not justified.“It’s scary, you know, because all I was trying to do was serve my city,” Busto said in an interview. “You’d think they (APD) would be more understanding of military people who have served their country and have come home. They made me feel like a freak.”last_img read more

Juanita Florence Moses Ray

first_img Funeral Services, under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home, will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Arthur, TX; visitation from 8:00 am to 10:00 am; recitation of the rosary at 9:15.Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery. Juanita Florence Moses Ray stepped into eternity on Friday, July 12, 2019.A native of Port Arthur, Texas, she was born to the union of Florence Pipkins Moses and Clarence Moses, October 3, 1922. Juanita, a 1944 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Port Arthur, Texas, married James Joseph Ray, Sr., in 1949.She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart and a dedicated member of The Knights of Peter Claver, Cartegena Court 32. She was a newspaper distributor for the Port Arthur News for more than 35 years.Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Clarence Moses; her siblings, Ruth Ivy Yowman and Clarence Julius Moses; her husband James Joseph Ray, Sr., and her son, James Joseph Ray Jr.She leaves four children to rejoice her life: Barbara Polk (Robert); Kennard Ray of Tacoma, Washington; Leonard Ray; and Steven Ray (Denise); fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, family, and friends.last_img read more