Monday, June 30, 2014

$11m Grant Opportunities. FY14 Homeland Security National Training Program Continuing Training Grants (DOHS

Is over $1.5m proposal in a little under 16-days worth the effort?         BEMA

DHS-14-NPD-005-000-02
FY 2014 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP)-Continuing Training Grants (CTG)
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security - FEMA

· Deadline: 7/16/2014 
· Funds: $11,000,000 is available for 8 awards 


Description
The FY 2014 Continuing Training Grants (CTG) funds are available to develop and deliver innovative training programs that are national in scope and meet emerging training needs in our Nation's communities. Where possible, efforts should be made in the development and delivery of training programs to address priorities from the National Preparedness Report and Capability Estimation Process. Funding will be provided in the form of cooperative agreements directly to qualified applicants. Funding for this year's funding opportunity announcement is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law No: 114-6), Division D, Title III, State and Local Programs.

Eligible Applicants

Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
County governments


Training Opportunity: FEMA. Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

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Training Opportunity

IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams


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Course Description:

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates individuals about disaster preparedness and trains and organizes teams of volunteers that can support their communities during disasters. The CERT Program offers training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With proper CERT training, you can help protect your family, neighbors, and co-workers if a disaster occurs...

July 2014. Local Job Fairs. Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA

 Local Job Fairs in July  

The following are job fairs in the local area (Baltimore to Richmond) in July.  Attendance is typically free.  

Pre-registration is mandatory for some, and recommended for essentially all of the job fairs.   Some of these have an existing security clearance of the job seeker as a prerequisite for attendance, are oriented on positions for persons with security clearances, or may be oriented on transitioning military personnel.  

They permit professionals with security clearances to communicate and exchange information with employers with cleared facilities.  Provision of resume-type information in advance may be part of the registration process and may result in pre-screening by the participating recruiters who may then specifically request specific job seekers to their table.  

Specific locations (maps/driving instructions, etc.), other related activities (such as transition related classes, instructions for registering) are typically available at the cited websites or at links thereon.  

The identity of employers to be present is often available at the web site.

   1 July, Tuesday, 1715-1815, Stratford University Public Employer Job Fair (CVS/Caremark - US Secret Service Job), at 14349 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge, VA, see: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/node/1539
   10 July, Thursday, 1400-1800,
   14 July, Monday, 1100-1400, Coast to Coast Baltimore Job Fair, at Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, 101. W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD, see: http://www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com/career_fairs/details/MD/Baltimore/July/
   15 July, Tuesday, 1000-1500, TechExpo Top Secret Military Job Fair-Reston, at Sheraton Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA, see: http://www.taonline.com/Events/1017/TECHEXPO-Top-Secret-VA-Hiring-Event-Military-Job-Fair-Reston-VA-USA  Secret Clearance & Above Required To Attend
   15 July, Tuesday, 1000-1500, Washington Post Jobs; Engineering, Technology, and Security Clearance Select Career Expo, at The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, see: http://www.expoexpertsllc.com/071514-dc-eng.html  (also see note on web site for those who cannot attend)
   17 July, Thursday, 1000-1300, Hiring Our Heroes- Springfield, VA, at John Mosby Army Reserve Center, 8831 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA, a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses, see: https://hoh.greatjob.net/sc/viewEvent.action?id=1696105
   17 July, Thursday, 1000-1400, Job Zone joint Base Andrews Chiefs Job Fair, at The Club at Andrews, Building 1889 Arnold Avenue, Andrews AFB, MD, see: https://jobzoneonline.com/job-fair-details.aspx?eventID=07-17-2014-job-fair-andrews-afb-md-chiefs-grp
   17 July, Thursday, 1000-1500, TechExpo Top Secret Maryland Military Job Fair, at BWI Marriott – 1743 West Nursery Road Linthicum Heights, MD, see: http://www.taonline.com/Events/1018/TECHEXPO-Top-Secret-MD-Hiring-Event-Military-Job-Fair-Linthicum-MD-USA  Secret Clearance & Above Required To Attend
   17 July, Thursday, 1000-1400, Diversity/Professional Job Fair Baltimore, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport Hotel, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD, see: http://www.jobexpo.com/Jobfairs/Baltimore-job-fairs-on-January-30-2013--April-11-2013-July-24-2013-and-October-10-2013.asp
   22 July, Tuesday, 1100-1400, National Career Fairs Washington, DC Career Fair, at DoubleTree Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, see: https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career_fairs/4475/VA/Washington_DC/July/22/2014
   23 July, Wednesday, 1800, United Career Fairs Northern VA/Washington DC Career Fair, at Sheraton Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA, see: http://www.unitedcareerfairs.com/eventDetail.php?Northern-VA-/-Washington-DC-Career-Fair--770
   24 July, Thursday, 1100-1500, Targeted Job Fairs DC-Chantilly Tech & Engineering Job Fair, at Chantilly - Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA, see: http://targetedjobfairs.com/event/dcchantilly-va-07242014/
   24 July, Thursday, 1800, United Career Fairs Baltimore Career Fair, at Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD, see: http://www.unitedcareerfairs.com/eventDetail.php?Baltimore-Career-Fair--769
   24 July, Thursday, 1100-1400, National Career Fairs Richmond Career Fair, at Holiday Inn I-64 West End/ Crossroads, 2000 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA see https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career_fairs/4478/VA/Richmond/July/24/2014
   31 July, Thursday, 1500-1900, Security Clearance Expo, at Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD, see: http://www.securityclearanceexpo.com/JobSeeker/viewEvent.asp?eid=335  "for experienced professionals with Active or Current Clearance (used within the last 2 years) US Government or Military issued security clearance required"

On Line Virtual Job Fairs in July On-line virtual job fairs may include: live conversations between recruiters and candidates via instant chat and/or webcam, the uploading and submission of candidate resumes for various job listings, interaction with fellow attendees in the networking lounge, integration with Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn; and/or search for connections and updates of your status within the event.  
   Continuous, Military Connection.com Virtual Job Fair, see: http://www.militaryconnection.com/virtualfairs.asp  select category and click on potential employers
   30 July, Wednesday, 1300-1600, VeteranRecruiting Veterans Virtual Career Fair- Active Duty, Veterans, Military Spouses, see: http://www.veteranrecruiting.com/calendar/2014-07/
   30 July, Wednesday, 1100-1500, Atlantic Health System (Morristown, NJ area) Online Open House, see: http://events.advanceweb.com/Attendee/Virtual-Online-Open-Houses-Atlantic-Health-System-Online-Open-House-2014-07-30/EventOverview.aspx

   30 July, Wednesday, 1200--1600, Targeted Job Fairs Midwest US Virtual Job Fair-Technology and Engineering, see: http://targetedjobfairs.com/event/eastern-u-s-virtual-06252014/#tab_job-seeker

Sunday, June 29, 2014

African Sun Times. ‘DRASTIC ACTION’ NEEDED ON EBOLA' June 29, 2014

BEMA.... Ready to assist.

http://africansuntimes.com/2014/06/


drastic-action-needed-ebola/JUNE 29, 2014

‘DRASTIC ACTION’ NEEDED ON EBOLA’
June 29, 2014 

“Drastic action” is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nearly 400 people have died in the outbreak which started in Guinea and has spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia.

 It is the largest outbreak in terms of cases, deaths and geographical spread. The WHO said it was “gravely concerned” and there was potential for “further international spread”. The outbreak started four months ago and is continuing to spread.  So far there have been more than 600 cases and around 60% of those infected with the virus have died.   Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever, has no cure and is spread by contact with the fluids of infected people or animals, such as urine, sweat and blood.  Most of the deaths have been centred in the southern Guekedou region of Guinea.


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The WHO has sent 150 experts to the region to help prevent the spread of the virus but admits ” there has been significant increase in the number of daily reported cases and deaths”.
Dr Luis Sambo, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, said: “This is no longer a country-specific outbreak, but a sub-regional crisis that requires firm action. “WHO is gravely concerned of the on-going cross-border transmission into neighbouring countries as well as the potential for further international spread. “There is an urgent need to intensify response efforts…this is the only way that the outbreak will be effectively addressed.”
The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has already warned that the Ebola outbreak is out of control.
It says the epidemic will spread further unless there is a stronger international response.
Source: BBC







Even within the U.S. North Carolina was one of nearly three dozen states that practiced eugenics.

 
The Rebecca Project For Justice
Health Safety and Dignity for Vulnerable Families

June 29, 2014
 

News 14 Carolina
6/27/2014
  
The Governor's Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of N.C.'s Eugenics Board found that a majority of the 7,600 sterilized during the program were black females.

Read full article on News 14 Carolina.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Elaine Riddick believes she was sterilized by order of the Eugenics Board  of North Carolina at 13 for being black and poor. [Riddick is now the Executive Director for the Rebecca Project for Justice located in Washington DC and Marietta, Georgia].

"What they wanted to do was get rid of this bad blood, or whatever you want to call it," Riddick said. "They're calling it pure race, a cleansing of the races." [We see same subtle overtones of this mentality with Melinda Gates and HHS' "new eugenic" population-control policies that use dangerous long-term contraceptives  like Depo Provera, targeting Blacks, Hispanics and poor women in the United States and Africa, while concealing and minimizing lethal side effects].

North Carolina was one of nearly three dozen states that practiced eugenics.

UNC School of Law Professor Alfred Brophy said the forced sterilization of what the state called the "feebleminded, epileptic and mentally diseased" was seen as a public good that would protect the health of future generations.

"We now recognize that was incredibly immoral [similar to injecting and implanting millions of women with Depo Provera and Norplant without their consent and knowledge of lethal side effects that include sterilization], but that's the mindset the people making these decisions had," he said.

In a ruling upholding the constitutionality of forced sterilization in 1927, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind." [Reimert T. Ravenholt USAID's first director of population-control embraced these same racist views that have now evolved to become tacit US family planning policy to use lethal long-term contraceptives, which are aggressively promoted by Dr. Rajiv Shah of USAID and the Gates Foundation, while concealing harm].

Despite the ruling, most states discontinued the practice after World War II. "Americans looked at this and said, 'Boy, that looks like something the Nazis were doing,'" Brophy said.

North Carolina, however, was just getting started. The Governor's Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of N.C.'s Eugenics Board was formed in 2011 to gather testimony about the eugenics program. In part, it found that more than three quarters of the 7,600 people who were sterilized during the program were sterilized between 1946 and 1964.

It also found that a majority [of sterilized victims] were black females. [Presently, in the United States, Black females who account for only 11.5 percent of US births are administered over 85% of Depo Provera and other long-term contraceptives that cause under reported sterility, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer, which is going to be a subject of Congressional Hearings this year].

Elizabeth Haddix is an attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, "The state had decided with their eugenics board, this five-person, all-white-male board, decided who deserved to procreate or not," Elizabeth Haddix, an attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, said. "And that decision was unfortunately based on a sort of world view that you needed to be of a certain class, of a certain race, a certain sophistication in order to be deserving of this natural human right."

In 2013, North Carolina made the historic decision to compensate the victims of its eugenics program, but there's a catch... [to be continued].

Victims of debilitating diseases related to Depo Proveraand other dangerous long-term contraceptives that cause sterilization should contact Elaine Riddick  to receive information about Congressional hearings and Attorney Willie Gary's Depo Provera lawsuit.  


The Rebecca Project for Justice is a transformational organization that advocates for public policy reform, justice and dignity for vulnerable families.
Elaine Riddick, Executive Director / 770-354-0583 / 202-406-0911
   

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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