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UK Navy’s Newest Warship Tests Her Combat Readiness

first_img View post tag: europe View post tag: Destroyer’s UK Navy’s Newest Warship Tests Her Combat Readiness June 10, 2013 The Royal Navy’s newest warship sailed from her home port of Portsmouth for the first time on June 7. Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan will spend seven days at sea putting her combat systems to the test and will also undertake general sea training.Duncan is the sixth and last of the Navy’s new Type 45 air defence ships and made her first entry to Portsmouth in March when she was handed to the Navy from her builders BAE Systems.Since then BAE Systems has carried out maintenance and prepared her for rigorous trials over the coming months.Richard Dingley, Fleet Services Director said:“Today marks a big milestone in HMS Duncan’s journey towards operational tasking and we are proud to have delivered her ready for the Royal Navy crew to take her to sea for the first time since she arrived in Portsmouth.“Along with the team at BAE Systems I look forward to further supporting this fantastic platform and her sister ships on her future operational taskings wherever she may be in the world.”HMS Duncan will continue with an intense period of trials off the south coast of the UK before being commissioned into the Navy’s fleet in September.Britain’s Type 45 destroyers are the most advanced warships the nation has ever built and have already deployed operationally to the Middle East and across the Atlantic.Their mission is to shield the Fleet from air attack using the Sea Viper missile which can knock targets out of the sky up to 70 miles away if necessary.The Type 45s can also be used as general-purpose warships; they have huge flight decks to accommodate helicopters up to the size of a Chinook.There’s enough space on board to host a Royal Marines detachment up to 60-men strong.As for the ship’s company, they enjoy ‘creature comforts’ only dreamed of by their forebears: no sailor lives in a mess square for more than six people and there are no communal heads (toilets) or showers.All Type 45s are based in Portsmouth and will serve until around 2040.[mappress]Press release, June 10, 2013 View post tag: Combat View post tag: Defence View post tag: newest View post tag: Readiness View post tag: test View post tag: Warship Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Type 45 Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Navy’s Newest Warship Tests Her Combat Readiness View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UKlast_img read more

Diesel Mechanics Technology Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgPosting Date12/19/2016 Conditions Work Schedule AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’sdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules Posting NumberF00050P Assignment Responsibilities Total Hrs per Week/Day Closing Date Beginning and/or Ending Dates Posting Details Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.* Alldegrees must be from an accredited institution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2 Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. The Institution Application Instructions Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agreecenter_img Physical Demands Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Position Summary Work YearN/A Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Minimum Qualifications LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Open ContinuouslyYes Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2576 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). How and where to apply Department Location Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Special Requirements Job Posting TitleDiesel Mechanics Technology Adjunct Assistant Professorlast_img read more

Flash flood watch is on from 2 p.m. through Friday evening

first_imgHoboken train terminal, Friday morning ×Hoboken train terminal, Friday morning HUDSON COUNTY – A flash flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. Friday through the evening in New Jersey, according to the Hudson County Office of Emergency Management.Heavy rains throughout the day may result in saturated ground and excessive runoff. Rainfall up to 1 inch accumulation is forecast statewide, with locally higher amounts of 2 inches in the afternoon and evening. Amounts over 2 inches may occur in isolated areas.Localized flooding is possible in areas of heaviest and persistent rainfall. Streams and creeks may rise rapidly and significant roadway flooding is possible in some locations. Ponding may occur on roads, in low-lying areas or where drainage is poor. Visibility may be hampered when driving through heavy downpours. Monitor local alerts for flash flooding.last_img read more

Festive fun in BB’s stores

first_imgShopping Centre café operator BB’s Coffee and Muffins (Brentford, Middlesex) has developed a cranberry and white chocolate muffin for Christmas. It contains real cranberries, white chocolate chips, and is topped with white chocolate curls. The company has also launched Christmas Crumble muffin – a mix of mincemeat, rum essence and spices with a crumble topping.BB’s general manager Michele Young says: “We have introduced new boxes and in-store merchandising to encourage customers to buy muffins in bulk.“Customers who buy three muffins, get the fourth free. We believe that this will help extend the BB’s muffin experience into the workplace and the home.”last_img read more

Saxophonist Tommy Weeks Talks Sophistafunk, Funky Dawgz & More

first_imgLive For Live Music met up with Tommy Weeks, saxophonist for Sophistafunk and Funky Dawgz Brass Band, to talk about his latest musical endeavors. He sat down with us to discuss his current projects and to share what he’s got on the table coming up.Best known for throwing down the funk, he’s also involved in a new electronic music project known as Outlet Live, with Jon Belfontaine. Weeks went on to explain further about this new group. “He’s a producer up in New Hampshire. We just did a show on New Year’s Eve with Pretty Lights in New Orleans. It was awesome.  That was our first show.  We’re writing music, recording, we’re going to release an EP so that’s just another direction that I’m going in to expand my horizons.”Like a lot of musicians out there, to mix things up he also teaches on the side. “I have private students just in town where I live in Connecticut. With the Funky Dawgz, we have an after school music program at The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford. It’s for underprivileged kids. We meet once a week and partner with Spread Music Now, who help make it possible for kids to come and participate for free with instruments. We teach them brass band music.We’re really lucky because Joey Peebles, who’s the drummer for Trombone Shorty, lives in Connecticut. When he’s not on tour, he comes and teaches with us as well. That’s just another plus, because he’s from New Orleans. We’re really fortunate to have a real rock star. He’s on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers right now, opening for them with Trombone Shorty. He’s pretty much at the top of the game.” Weeks also explained that he’s currently performing with several different acts at the moment. “I’m going on tour with Glen David Andrews, who’s from New Orleans. He’s another trombonist who’s actually a cousin of Trombone Shorty. I’m also playing for Sophistafunk, Funky Dawgz, Outlet Live, and the Glen David Andrews tour coming up. I’m trying to do as many things as I possibly can.”We met up with Weeks during the National Association of Music Merchants convention in Anaheim, California. Also known as NAMM, we asked about his experience at this gigantic industry event. “This has been pretty insane. I did not think it would be like this. I was here last year and it was great, but, this year I feel like I knew where I needed to go and who I needed to talk to instead of being in shock walking around. I knew what to expect. I did some demonstrations for Theo Wanne mouthpieces, who’s my endorser. I had some great meetings. It’s been crazy.I saw Stevie Wonder. That was insane. I was walking out with my buddy towards the door in the saxophone section and there was a huge crowd of people gathering and we thought ‘that’s definitely someone famous.’ We walked over and it was Stevie. That made my whole trip since I saw Stevie Wonder in person.”Being involved with so many groups can make for a busy schedule. Weeks broke down the various shows he has coming up on his calendar. “My current tour schedule includes a CD release tour with Sophistafunk for their new album, Real Vibrations, as well as a couple shows with Funky Dawgz and Voodoo Dead. The second half of February I go on tour with Glen David Andrews, and in March we go down to Okeechobee Music Fest with Funky Dawgz.  Then we’ll see what just keeps flowing in from there.”Please visit the web sites of Sophistafunk, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, and Outlet Live for more information, as well as tour dates.Words by Sarah Bourquelast_img read more

The Awesome Box: Letting libraries be awesome since 2012

first_imgThe Awesome Box allows library patrons to return materials to a box set aside for items they deem to be awesome.“If you interact with an amazing or useful item from the library and return it to the Awesome Box, that item gets recorded as awesome so the community can see what others have found helpful, entertaining or mind-blowing,” said Kim Dulin, co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, which is piloting the Awesome Box with support from the Harvard Library Lab. Awesomed items are uploaded to a webpage with links to their library record and are Tweeted.Awesome Boxes are currently installed in Harvard libraries including: Baker, Cabot, Design, Lamont, Law and Widener, and the Somerville Public Library recently became the first public library to have one. More libraries will adopt them soon.Recently awesomed items from both Harvard and Somerville include 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865 by Mary P. Ryan, Black Cat by Kentaro Yabuki and The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries.“We created the Awesome Box to bring the library and the community closer together. It’s a simple physical way to cast a vote with no computer required,” said Annie Cain, who co-created the Awesome Box with Matthew Phillips. Both are Web developers at the Innovation Lab.For more information about the Awesome Box, visit http://awesomebox.io. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Former Irish president explores peace process

first_imgFormer Irish president Mary McAleese discussed her experiences as a primary advocate for the Irish peace process Monday in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.As the first president of Ireland, McAleese served two consecutive terms from 1997 to 2011, ruling the nation during the Troubles, a time ravaged by civil war between Unionists, who were predominantly Protestants, and Nationalists, who were predominantly Catholics.As a leader of a deeply divided nation, McAleese, who was born and raised in Northern Ireland, said the struggle for peace was at the core of her presidency. Describing the theme of her time in office as focused on “building bridges,” McAleese said her role in activism began at an early age.Eoghan Flanagan “I was part of the first generation of young Catholics to have the advantage of upper-level education, and we were now going to apply our brain power to a very dysfunctional society in which Catholics were excluded,” she said.McAleese said she credited her ability to focus on peace building to her foundation of gospel values.“I was fortunate the core of gospel values always pulled me back,” she said. “The voices of calm helped me. I was angry enough to go the other way [toward anger].”McAleese said her strategy to build peace in Ireland involved forging relationships between opposing Protestant and Catholic communities.“Peace building is essentially about relationship building,” she said. “It starts with a belief — proven to be well-founded — that people can change their minds, which is very important, because otherwise, there would not be a point.”While it took years to penetrate the core of the sectarian divide, McAleese said she made progress by emphasizing her goals of building and sustaining relationships for the long run.In April 1998, the Irish government created the Belfast Agreement, ending the civil war. Although McAleese described the agreement as fair and decent, involving huge concessions on both sides, she said it lacked perfection.A main hindrance to the peace-building efforts is a reluctance to forget the past, McAleese said.“The demography of Northern Ireland and its social life is still strongly related to the past,” she said. “Ninety-three percent of all people inhabit areas essentially defined by their religion, [making] social integration very difficult.”McAleese said the current sectarian environment of Northern Ireland lacks opportunity for truly meeting and befriending one another. She said the current situation in Ireland is reflective of the recent Scottish referendum.“We are working toward a referendum, and when it happens, I hope it happens like the Scottish referendum, a democratic dialogue,” she said.Whatever future Ireland holds, McAleese said her greatest wish is that it is conducive to the human dignity of all its inhabitants.Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article misquoted McAleese as saying she would not favor an Irish nationalist approach if there was a referendum on the future of Northern Ireland. In fact, she was responding to the idea of an independent Northern Ireland. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: former Irish president, Irish, Mary McAleese, Northern Ireland, peacelast_img read more

Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Encores! tick, tick… BOOM!

first_img View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Star Files Smash’s Leslie Odom Jr will play Michael in the previously announced Encores! Off-Center’s production of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM!, starring Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo. Directed by Oliver Butler, the tuner will run for five performances from June 25 through June 28 at New York City Center.Odom has appeared on Broadway in Rent and Leap of Faith. His TV credits include Smash, Person of Interest and Law and Order: SVU. He and Miranda will work together again next year in the world premiere of Hamilton at the Public Theater.tick, tick… BOOM! is an autobiographical musical by the late Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning composer of Rent. First performed as a solo rock monologue by Larson in 1990, it is the story of an aspiring composer (Miranda) who questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. After Larson’s untimely death, it was revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and premiered off-Broadway on June 13, 2001 at the Jane Street Theatre. Leslie Odom Jr.last_img read more

Theater Set for Annaleigh Ashford-Led Sylvia on Broadway

first_imgTony winner Annaleigh Ashford will show off her doggy method acting at The Cort Theatre on Broadway! The previously reported production of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, will begin performances on September 25 and officially open on October 15. Directed by Daniel Sullivan and also starring Tony winner Julie White and Robert Sella, additional casting will be revealed later.Has your pet changed your life? Have you ever wondered what she’s thinking when she stares up at you and tilts her head? Could she have the secret to understanding the world at large and your place in it? Or is she just more interested in how your shoe tastes? In Sylvia, the world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park.The production will feature scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Ann Roth and lighting design by Japhy Weideman.Sylvia was first produced off-Broadway in 1995 at the Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, where it ran for 167 performances; this will be the first time it has been seen on the Main Stem. Sylvia Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

Lula Announces Construction of Second Bridge Between Foz do Iguaçu and Paraguay

first_imgBy Dialogo May 05, 2010 The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, announced Monday the construction of a second bridge that will connect the border city of Foz do Iguaçu with Paraguay, opposite Ciudad del Este. Lula also affirmed that he himself will lay the cornerstone this year, before leaving office. “This second bridge that will be built in Foz, opposite the city of Presidente Franco (Ciudad del Este) in Paraguay, will be useful for economic growth and will create jobs along the border,” Lula said during a meeting with Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo in this border city. The first bridge over the large river that marks the border, the Paraná, connects Foz with Ciudad del Este and has been in use since 1965. Lula said that relations between the two countries “are exceptional right now.” “The whole world knows about my efforts for the success of Paraguay and for that of President Lugo. Brazil is conscious that its neighbors need to be economically strong, that they need to grow,” he added.last_img read more