Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) HY2015 Presentation
Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) 2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileNairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Limited operates as a securities exchange in Kenya offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of various securities such as debt, equity and derivative securities. It provides clearing and settlement services for transactions in derivative securities through its subsidiary, NSE Clear Limited. It also acts as a central counterparty in derivative securities transactions. Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Sahara Africa and NSE plays a vital role in this growth by encouraging savings and investments as well as helping local and international companies access cost-effective capital. The securities exchange operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya; is a full member of the World Federation of Exchange; a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA); the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) and the Association of Futures Market. Nairobi Securities Exchange is a partner exchange in a SSE initiative led by the United Nations. Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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NACD Has Concerns with Budget Agreement
Home Indiana Agriculture News NACD Has Concerns with Budget Agreement Facebook Twitter NACD Has Concerns with Budget Agreement Previous articleFDA Issues Voluntary Guidelines to Address Antibiotic Use in AnimalsNext articlePOET Hires Director of State Affairs Gary Truitt SHARE SHARE While pleased the budget agreement avoids a government shutdown and replaces sequestration for the next two years, the National Association of Conservation Districts is concerned about the unprecedented imposition of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service technical assistance user fees. NACD President Earl Garber says the move is short-sighted, creating a burden on producers who are simply trying to be proactive and do the right thing for the land and water resources. According to Garber, user fees will discourage producers from implementing critical conservation practices at a time when they have the heavy burden of meeting the demand of a growing population. He says this will ultimately take a toll on the nation’s natural resource base. Garber says NACD cannot support user fees if they aren’t going toward the technical assistance that is necessary to do conservation planning. As the Budget Resolution reads, he notes there’s no guarantee that receipts collected from user fees would be allocated for future conservation planning and implementation. Waivers are included in the resolution, but Garber says even the process of seeking a waiver creates an administrative burden for an agency already managing a large workload. The group argues the administrative burden of collecting these fees would potentially outweigh the dollars saved. Garber urges the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to prioritize conservation as they make allocations for the Agriculture Subcommittees. NACD is calling for an increase in Conservation Operations funding to help offset the budget cuts to conservation in relation to NRCS user fees for proactive conservation planning. By Gary Truitt – Dec 11, 2013 Facebook Twitter
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum schedules dates for Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture series
By admin – February 19, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled the Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following dates.>> Tuesday: “The Thirst for Power” by Michael Webber from The University of Texas at Austin.>> March 20: “How Oil Won WWII” by Randy Wilson.Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.Admission is free.Call 683-4403. Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Twitter Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: How DISD suffers if Congress doesn’t act on immigration reformNext articleOlympian athlete to headline JBS speaker series admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp Twitter Home Local News Permian Basin Petroleum Museum schedules dates for Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture… 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Local News Permian Basin Petroleum Museum schedules dates for Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture series Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay
Five Star Conference: Mortgage Servicing Challenges & Government Insights
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Five Star Conference Five Star Virtual Conference 2020-09-15 David Wharton Previous: Insights From the Industry: The Best of DS5 Next: FORCE Summit Offers Education, Insights Into State of Industry Five Star Conference: Mortgage Servicing Challenges & Government Insights Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 15, 2020 1,178 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Five Star Conference: Mortgage Servicing Challenges & Government Insights Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Five Star Conference Five Star Virtual Conference Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The second day of the 2020 Five Star Virtual Conference began with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing landscape’s current state and what the coming months could offer.Ann Thorn, EVP and Chief of Operations and Servicing at Caliber Home Loans, observed that the stress of the pandemic created a new sense of union as lenders and borrowers “banded together a lot more than we have in the past.” And while the current crisis has only been in motion for a matter of months, Thorn admitted “for servicers that have been on the front lines, it felt like a long time—and the first few months were very difficult when trying to explain to our customers what is going to happen.”Wes Isley, Senior Managing Director at Carrington Holding Co., noted that servicers managed to maintain high levels of quality customer service while undergoing their own operational difficulties.“During this crisis and its peak call volumes, we moved from centralized call centers—which we never would have thought of—to work in from home,” he said. “And we did that in a week and a half—the industry as a whole. You didn’t hear stories about major problems.”Robert Caruso, CEO at ServiceMac LLC, gave kudos to the vendor community for supporting servicers during this unprecedented period.“They were looking at things and trying to monitor it,” he observed. “The technology enhancements that had to be done to help meet the COVID components were done quickly and efficiently by the vendors. I was thrilled that we got it done so quickly and were ready for it.”Scott Arnold, SVP at Wells Fargo, recalled that servicers spent much of early pandemic weeks trying to absorb shifting rules and mandates, adding that “keeping up with it was a challenge.”John Dunnery, VP at Bayview Loan Servicing, observed that this situation ran against the basic tenets of mortgage servicing.“For most servicers, change is not a good thing,” Dunnery said. “We want changes locked down. We don’t want changes to go on and on as we’re trying to implement and be compliant with the rules and regulations that are coming out.”Still, Dunnery gave praise over the manner in which “servicers have been able to be nimble and have been able to address most of the regulations and rules that come out.” At this point in time, Dunnery noted that most servicers are trying to maintain contact with borrowers.“We’re building into our servicing systems an array of ways for us to track those customers,” he continued. “First off, are they impacted by the COVID pandemic? If they are, are we making sure that we have that noted in the servicing system? Are they experiencing financial hardship? Do they need that forbearance and for how long being done as well?”The conference’s second day also included input from officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding the policies, programs and procedures within their respective offices. Brian Montgomery, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), made a special appearance before the conference to detail the work of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) during the ongoing pandemic.“In the current pandemic, FHA was able to build up their reserves to arguably the highest amount ever in the last actuarial review, close to $109 billion of what we call MMI capital. And even in our most recent report to Congress, we’re still showing that the reserves made strong. I know folks were talking to us about lowering premiums and all that. And it’s easy to be a Monday morning quarterback. But it’s good that we didn’t.”Montgomery added that both FHA and Ginnie Mae possess the capital “it will take to weather the storm,” noting the agency is also working to focus on non-pandemic crises including responses to recent hurricanes, as well as the regular day-to-day operations that were never put on hold during this period.“In a lot of different ways, FHA and HUD needs to be there for Americans, certainly during the good times but even in those times that are more challenging,” he said.You can see all our Five Star Virtual Conference coverage by clicking here. About Author: Phil Hall Subscribe
‘Stop Playing On The Back Foot; Hiding COVID Deaths Not In Public Interest’, Gujarat HC Suggests Govt. While Requesting People To Follow COVID Norms [Read Order]
News Updates’Stop Playing On The Back Foot; Hiding COVID Deaths Not In Public Interest’, Gujarat HC Suggests Govt. While Requesting People To Follow COVID Norms [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay17 Sep 2020 5:57 AMShare This – xRecently, the Gujarat High Court, while taking suo-moto cognizance of the COVID situation in the State of Gujarat, said that it was at pains to observe that although all efforts were being put in by the State Government to combat the situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic, yet, unfortunately, the people at large were not cooperating.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginRecently, the Gujarat High Court, while taking suo-moto cognizance of the COVID situation in the State of Gujarat, said that it was at pains to observe that although all efforts were being put in by the State Government to combat the situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic, yet, unfortunately, the people at large were not cooperating.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J. B. Pardiwala observed that,”As a High Court, whatever is expected of it to be done in the current situation is being done, but unfortunately, people are not paying heed to what the Court has been saying over a period of time. At this point in time, we are now left with only one thing to do and that is to request the people at large with folded hands to cooperate with the authorities and follow the norms and protocols prescribed and, more particularly, take care of themselves individually.” (emphasis supplied)The Court further noted that hundreds of young men and women, boys and girls gather on the public streets in the evening hours, more particularly, at the most happening places in Ahmedabad. Most of those are to be seen without wearing mask.Therefore, the Court suggested that the norms and protocols, as prescribed by the State Government, time to time, need to be scrupulously followed, and this applies even to the political leaders of the State, senior and junior.Most importantly, the Court remarked,”The political leaders of the State are expected to lead their masses and not by themselves flout the norms or the rules and regulations prescribed to combat the Pandemic. The flouting of the norms at the end of the political leaders would set a bad example for the people at large, and the same may prompt the people to defy the norms.” (emphasis supplied)”Stop playing on the back foot”The Court said that it was of the view that the State Government has been working hard and taking all the necessary steps required to control the Pandemic. However, the Court was constrained to observe that despite putting the best of its efforts, the Government has been getting caught unaware and it gets into action only after the situation worsens.The Court further remarked,”In other words or rather in simple words, we may say that the State Government should now stop playing on the back foot.”In this context, the Court directed the State Government to issue appropriate orders to the concerned authorities to put all the Districts across the State on high alert and start taking appropriate action and steps to curb the surge of the spread of the virus. The Ahmedabad model was directed to be made applicable for this purpose.”It is no easy job being on COVID duty”In the end, the Court also took note of the fact that the final year M.B.B.S students, more particularly, the Nursing students around 900 in numbers have, with a sense of responsibility, joined the services as ‘Corona Sahayaks’.The Court said that it is no easy job being on COVID duty as the nature of the virus is such that it arouses fear in the strongest of minds.The High Court was delighted and at the same time thankful to the medical and Nursing students who have decided to lend their service and knowledge in this fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.In this context, the Court observed,”They may not be Doctors or Nurses but they can play the role of necessary members of the care team. We are pleased to see these students realize and acknowledge their service as being crucial to the already overwhelmed healthcare system. The helping hand provided by the medical and nursing students will significantly reduce the burden of the front line doctors and nurses.” (emphasis supplied)Court’s final suggestion for the State GovernmentLastly, the Court also took note of something pointed out to it by Mr Ansin Desai, the learned senior counsel in the course of the hearing. Mr Desai alleged that the State Government, over a period of time, has been suppressing the true figures of the COVID deaths and COVID positive cases.To this, the Court said,”We did not propose to go into this question as, even otherwise, it is a highly disputed question of fact. We could have seriously called upon the State Government on this issue, but we take it that the figures which are disclosed or declared at the end of the day are true and correct figures. We may only observe without alleging that if there is any element of truth in what has been pointed out by Mr. Desai, then surely it is not in the public interest.” (emphasis supplied)The Court further said,”It is necessary to disclose the true and correct figures of the COVID deaths and COVID positive cases so that people may be able to understand and comprehend the seriousness of the situation. People will not take things for granted. This will definitely have a psychological impact on the society at large. This aspect should be borne in mind by the State Government as a suggestion from this Court.” (emphasis supplied)The PIL has been posted for further hearing on 9th October 2020.It may be noted that on Friday (13th March), the Gujarat High Court had registered a suo moto Public Interest Litigation titled “Precautionary Measures In The Wake Of The Pandemic of Corona Virus (COVID-19)”.Notably, on 22nd May 2020, while issuing a slew of directions for the management of COVID-19 situation and related issues in Gujarat, the Gujarat High Court had recalled the role of the ship “Carpathia” which acted as a saviour of many victims of the Titanic tragedy.The Court observed that the tragic saga of the Titanic teaches us that our fate is uncertain, governed by the powerful forces of nature.”We face a similar tragedy today, in the form of a global pandemic caused by a contagious virus we barely have any power over. What we do have power over is ourselves”.Urging everyone to do the needful to help the community in every manner possible, the Court said, “We all should become the ‘Carpathia”.Case Details:Case Title: Suo Motu v. State Of Gujarat & 2 Other(s)Case No.: WRIT PETITION (PIL) NO. 42 OF 2020Quorum: Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J. B. PardiwalaClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Adjunct-Nursing Certificate Program (Pool)
The City Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State Universityand more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as theheadquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one ofAmerica’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of culturalexperiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, andmore. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here sofulfilling, both professionally and personally.The Ideal Candidate Columbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe inthe community college mission; who are academically and culturallydiverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who sharein our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate iscommitted to academic excellence, continuous improvement throughprofessional development, assessment, contributing to program andcourse development, and creating a collegial environment ofcivility, collaboration and open communication.There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach duringthe day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the ColumbusState College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campusand regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg andWesterville. Position Summary The Adjunct – Nursing Certificate position providesquality instruction and maintains a positive learning environmentin the classroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching,supporting and evaluating students. The Adjunct role providesinstruction and monitors teaching/learning effectiveness in coursesassigned by the Department Chair, or other leadership members. Theincumbent must exhibit strong organizational skills and the abilityto multitask while engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Core Competencies Required Professionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work,Communication, Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration,Planning & Organizing.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:INSTRUCTION & STUDENT LEARNING Teaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumesprimary responsibility for and exercises oversight of thecurriculum in conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuringboth the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction.Considers individual differences of students in order to design andsupport a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates inthe identification of students with academic or other needs andresponds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Uses technology in amanner appropriate to the nature and objectives of courses andprograms and communicates clearly to students the expectationsconcerning the use of such technology. Keeps accurate andappropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, LeadInstructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVISEMENTCreates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction, and support for learners. Uses technologyto assist in communication with students. Encourages a sense ofcommunity among students for learning both inside and outside theclassroom.Advises potential or current students within the discipline aboutthe program, career, or transfer options available to assist withdegree completion. Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in thecommunity. OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Attend all required trainings.Usual Physical Requirements While performing duties of this job, the employeeregularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering information intocomputer. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks forextended periods of time. Employee converses verbally with othersin person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches withhands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches orcrawls. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10pounds.Working Conditions Typical classroom; laboratory; healthcare clinical sitessuch as hospitals, clinics; long term care facilities; mentalhealth facilities; and community areas such as homeless shelters;online at computer, and other learning environments for nursingstudents. Exposure to close social contacts, communicable diseases,medications, solutions, blood and other body fluids, injury,physical and psychological demands, and stressful situations.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: online instruction techniques and methods; MicrosoftOffice; Blackboard; internet research; online communication andrecord-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies andthe use multi-media technology to enhance student learning;instructional planning and presentation; incorporating criticalthinking, effective communication and other general educationoutcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiencywith online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills;create engaging learning environments that respect a wide varietyof viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diversestudent population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgroundsand students with disabilities; work independently without ongoingdirect supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learningoutcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,including FERPA.Minimum Qualifications:Associate’s degree in Nursing with at least two (2) years ofexperience in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse.Current Ohio RN Licensure that is in good standings. Train thetrainer certification is required to obtain upon hire if the hiredoes not already hold the certification. State Motor VehicleOperator’s License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience.Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Requisition ID: req2927Job Title: Adjunct-Nursing Certificate Program (Pool)Department: NursingLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: ContractCompensation: $52.88 per contact hourSchedule: Hours vary depending upon course assignment. Day,evening or weekend hours.The College Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond toworkforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality.There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, andthere’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laserfocus on student success and a partnership mindset have establishedColumbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regionaleconomy, and a premier community college that is changing thenation’s education and workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
GINGER BREAD HOUSE (Midtown)
GINGER BREAD HOUSE — The students in Mrs. McMonagle’s homeroom in Midtown Community School used the design process to create and build their Ginger Bread House. Some were successful and some were not, but everyone had fun trying to build a house. ×
County Freeholder Desiderio Sworn in for Sixth Term
Cape May County Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio, hand raised, is joined by his family while being sworn in by state Superior Court Judge Michael J. Donohue. By Donald WittkowskiCape May County Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio was showered with compliments from his political colleagues during his swearing-in ceremony Thursday, but the highest praise came from his elderly parents.Leonard J. and Carmel Desiderio made it clear just how proud they were of their 61-year-old son after he took the oath of office for his sixth term.“He’s a good son,” his mother said in an interview. “He’s always there for me. He’s taken care of two elderly parents.”Desiderio’s parents have lived in Sea Isle City for 60 years. In addition to being a freeholder, their son has also served as Sea Isle’s mayor since 1993.“I’m honored to be here and very proud of my son,” his 90-year-old father said. “I had two sons. I’m proud of them both. We had two good sons.”Their other son, Gerard A. Desiderio, a leader in the business community, died of heart failure in 2003 at the age of 43. A fundraising walk named in his honor is held by the Desiderio family each year in Sea Isle for the benefit of the Deborah Heart and Lung Center.Desiderio gives a celebratory kiss to his wife, Carmela.During his swearing-in ceremony, Freeholder Desiderio paid tribute to his brother, along with his other family members, including his parents, his wife Carmela and his daughter, also named Carmela. His family stood with him when he was administered the oath of office by state Superior Court Judge Michael J. Donohue.“My family’s been so supportive of me, and that’s the reason why I been able to be successful in 21 consecutive elections,” Desiderio said, referring to both his county and Sea Isle political campaigns.He noted it was his brother who first got him interested in politics when he was just a child.“My brother got me involved in politics at the age of 11,” he recalled. “So I’ve been doing it for 50 years, either campaigning or in office. I have to thank my brother for getting me involved and I know he’s looking down upon us and he’s very, very proud.”A police color guard leads the ceremony at the Cape May County government complex in Cape May Court House.Desiderio, a Republican, was first elected to the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2002 and currently holds the title of vice director. Re-elected in November, he will serve another three-year term. As freeholder, he oversees the county’s Public Safety, the Animal Shelter, Consumer Affairs/Weights and Measures, the Fire Marshal, Department of Law, Medical Examiner, Prosecutor’s Office, Public Safety Training Center, Risk Management and Safety and the Sheriff’s Department and Correctional Center.Recognizing the importance of public safety, Desiderio and the other freeholders thanked members of the military, police officers and firefighters for their service. They also acknowledged the military veterans sitting in the audience, including Desidero’s father, who was in the Korean War.Amid the songs, prayers and pageantry of the swearing-in ceremony, Desiderio was praised by his fellow freeholders for the help and guidance he has given them during his time on the board.“We’ve been together many years,” Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton said, giving Desiderio an affectionate pat on the back.Desiderio exchanges a high-five with Bella McKeown, 12, of Erma, who sang “Tomorrow” from the Broadway hit “Annie” during the ceremony.Desiderio told the audience that since his early days as an elected official, he’s “always realized that I work for the people.”“In this job, you cannot have any ego,” he said. “You can’t have an ego and you can’t have a temperament which you think you’re going to explode if someone says the wrong thing to you. You’ve got to realize that you do work for the people. I think I’ve been successful because I do work for the people.”He added, “Never have I gotten a call to help someone where I’ve looked them up to see if they were, first of all, registered to vote and, second of all, if they were Republican, Democrat or undeclared.”Junior Miss Ocean City Julia Wilson, 16, sings the National Anthem at the ceremony.
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