Commercial Driver’s License Instructor

first_imgHigh school diplomaValid commercial driver’s license (CDL) required5 years of proven experience in commercial truck drivingAble to operate the electric lift, hand trucks, and palletjacksSkilled at driving and parking large heavy vehicles.Preferred Qualifications7 years of proven experience in Commerical truck driving Description/Job SummaryJob Summary:Plan, conduct and assess instructional activities – to includesafety, proper use of tools, construction math, blueprint readingand introduction to construction trades.Maintain educational records, inventory, and tool controllogs.Track student achievement by coordinating and administeringtests in accordance with acceptable reporting procedures;Fully understand how to operate and safely drive your assignedvehicleProvide hands-on instruction and practical training to includehow you inspect vehicles prior to and following each trip.Provides instruction to adult learners with varying educationallevels, abilities, and backgrounds and is able to appropriatelyadapt and deliver material to multiple experience levels.Uses appropriate technology to enhance student learningoutcomes.Utilizes a course syllabus for each course taught followingestablished institutional guidelinesMakes recommendations for program improvements as appropriateand required.Interfaces regularly with the project team and otherinstructors and attend scheduled meetings.Maintains confidentiality of student records and othersensitive subject matter.Works assigned schedule exhibits regular and predictableattendance.Prepare students to take the exam.Perform related duties as required.Required QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:last_img read more

News story: Civil news: improvements to reject process to speed up payments

first_img advocates attendance forms missing or incomplete We are improving the way we administer ‘rejects’ and ‘document requests’ through the Client and Cost Management System (CCMS).This will speed up payment times and help with the delivery of a quality service.Starting on 16 April 2018 we will issue a priority return for claims where there are: disbursement vouchers missing or incomplete Supporting evidenceThere are no changes to the supporting information we require when you submit a claim.Resubmitting claimsWhere claims are returned for any of the above listed reasons, they can be resubmitted using the CCMS’ ‘copy bill’ feature when claiming through the Portal.Alternatively, you can re-upload the claim by using the CCMS ‘claim upload’ feature.Further informationAdvanced Billing Guides – scroll down to the bottom of the [email protected] – to challenge an incorrect rejectLegal aid guidance – to download ‘Electronic Handbook’ for guidance on submitting civil claimscenter_img repeat requests for information court orders to support additional costs under the Family Advocacy Scheme (FAS) not submittedlast_img read more

Press release: Government starts to accept Apple Pay and Google Pay for online services

first_imgThe government launched its online payments platform GOV.UK Pay for services with credit and debit cards in 2016, and so far, more than 2.9 million transactions have been made.To make the system even easier to use, the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden, has announced that the government will now allow payments to be made with mobile phones through Apple Pay and Google Pay. He said: the Global Entry Service – which enables UK citizens to get expedited entry to the United States online basic DBS checks – these are carried out before people are allowed to work in certain sectors the Registered Traveller Service – which makes it easier for frequent visitors from non-EU countries to enter the UK using modern E-Gates at the border the Electronic Visa Waiver Service – which allows people from four countries in the Middle East to travel more easily to the UK We’re focused on making access to government services as easy as possible. And introducing mobile payment to GOV.UK Pay will also make transactions more secure. This is another example of how we are working smarter as a government – improving services for people as well as reducing fraud and costs. An initial trial of four government services being payable through Apple Pay and Google Pay has already been launched.The services taking part in the initial trial are:center_img Following the initial trial, it is planned to roll mobile payments across further central government services, and later this year make it available for local government, police and NHS organisations.As well as being more convenient, these innovative payment types will also be more secure, since they allow the use of fingerprint and facial recognition technology through users’ phones.Lead product manager for GOV.UK Pay, Till Wirth, said: Allowing people to pay for government services through Apple Pay and Google Pay means they won’t have to enter their credit or debit card information when making payments. This innovation will increase the convenience and security of GOV.UK Pay for users and hopefully make their experience online a lot easier.last_img read more

Fletcher relishing derby clash

first_img “But we’ve got confidence that we can go there and win it again. We’ve done it before, so why can’t we do it again? “There’s a lot of confidence around the team at the moment, despite the draws. We’re keeping the door shut at the back, which is great for the defenders. We know if we can get a few goals, then we’ll pick up a win.” Gus Poyet’s men will run out at St James’ having recorded their 10th draw in 16 Barclays Premier League outings so far this season after West Ham left Wearside with a point on Saturday. They have won only two league games to date and while that is a concern, Fletcher prefers to concentrate on the positives. He said: “It depends how you look at it. We got another point on the board against West Ham. I know we’ve got a lot of draws this year, but last year we were losing these games. “Now we’re keeping the door shut at the back, which is good, and we just need to take our chances and convert them into wins.” Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is determined to make up for lost time as he goes in search of a fourth successive derby victory over Newcastle. Press Associationcenter_img The 27-year-old Scotland international scored in last season’s 2-1 victory over the Black Cats’ arch-rivals at the Stadium of Light, but missed their back-to-back 3-0 wins at St James’ Park through injury and is hoping to play his part in a famous hat-trick on Tyneside this Sunday. He told the Sunderland Echo: “I’ve missed both 3-0s when we’ve been there, so I’m looking forward to it. I wasn’t even at St James’ for both of them. I was stuck watching television with a moon boot on. last_img read more

Incoming Rossier dean transitions amid pandemic

first_imgThrough the center, Noguera led his team in conducting case studies on funding distribution, social and emotional learning and new discipline policies for school districts including the Pomona Unified School District and the San Diego Unified School District. Noguera’s successor as director of the center, Howard, who witnessed the impact of Noguera’s research on policy. However, the center’s work doesn’t end at the district level.   As an undergraduate student, Noguera also earned his teaching credential in social studies to fall back on teaching jobs, though he didn’t intend to pursue a career in education at the time. Later, as a doctoral student studying sociology at UC Berkeley, Noguera became a substitute teacher for public schools in Oakland, where he lived in a storefront apartment. As he spent more time in K-12 education, he found a connection between his studies in sociology and education. “As an undergrad, the main issues were feeling as though I didn’t fit in, feeling as though I didn’t fully belong,” Noguera said. “Over time, even during my first year, I started to feel more comfortable. I started to see how my background provides me with strength like knowing how to work hard and deal with people, so I was able to overcome my feelings of intimidation.” “My work-from-home experience is probably just like everybody else’s,” Noguera said. “Both my wife and I work from home, and we keep [our daughter] busy with work and do things with her, but there are a lot of Zoom meetings.” A New York native, Noguera’s parents did not graduate high school. As a first-generation college student at Brown University, Pedro Noguera earned his bachelor’s degrees in sociology and American history, later completing a master’s degree in sociology from Brown University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. However, his academic accomplishments came with obstacles along the way.  While school systems could not have foreseen the necessity for remote learning, Noguera said he believes more progress should be made to ensure that students are offered a stimulating environment similar to what they would have had in an in-person classroom — starting with providing internet access for students in need.  After more than 30 years working in education — from professorships at prestigious institutions, including Harvard University and New York University, to teaching at public schools in Rhode Island and California — Noguera will join USC July 1 as the Rossier dean. Drawing from his personal experience as a student, teacher and researcher, Noguera looks to solve inequalities in classrooms by advancing scholarship that not only examines the social causes of these gaps but also enacts solutions to close them. “I thought substitute teaching was a very good way to learn about the community that I was living in,” Noguera said. “It was also a great way to do something that I felt was practical and impactful. Grad school didn’t feel like that at all, at times it felt very alienating. Being in schools and teaching had the opposite effect.” Coming from a working class family, Noguera knew the importance of education but never thought he’d work in it. “So many times, especially for first generation college students, college is a big mystery, like what opportunities are available for funding, but he played that role [as a mentor] and then encouraged me to apply to graduate school,” Noguera said. “Research can sometimes be helpful in provoking change,” Noguera said. “For example, we released a study on homeless students in California [where we] wanted to really show how so many kids were rendered invisible because no one was even aware that they were homeless, and a lot of times, those kids don’t have adequate services. So, doing work like that is a way to draw attention to problems.” “[It’s] a difficult time for someone to come on and take on leadership in a new way,” Marsh said. “I think he brings skills and experience that can lead us during this difficult time … You can tell that he’s someone who values relationships, human capital and building values. People [at Rossier] are really excited about him coming.”  Coming into his own  These experiences not only motivated Noguera’s research on equity in education but it also helped him in his role as an educator to not only deal with issues concerning student safety but also understanding the factors contributing to that lack of safety.  The principal and Noguera spent several hours explaining to the student why retaliation was not the best course of action. Afterwards, they realized that if the student did not retaliate, he would likely face more danger. From there, they helped the student enroll into the military.  When Noguera isn’t on Zoom, he and his spouse are homeschooling their 8-year-old daughter, making home-cooked meals or working on a podcast with longtime friends. Despite the coronavirus pandemic imposing changes to his personal and professional life, Noguera is making the most of his circumstances to prepare to take office across town by transitioning his projects at UCLA — calling attention to student homelessness and the school-to-prison pipeline — while learning the ropes of USC and coming up with solutions to safely bring students back to campus. Although the transition has proven to be challenging, one silver lining in working remotely is that there is no traffic, Noguera said.   “He is, in many people’s eyes, the foremost thinker on issues tied to education today,” Howard said. “He is someone who’s deeply committed to equity and access in schools for all children, someone who’s a tireless advocate for marginalized, Black, brown, poor children. He’s well respected internationally. He’s a consensus builder … He’s a visionary but he doesn’t stay at the visionary stage. He puts in the time to execute plans of action to help those ideas come to fruition.”  “At UCLA, he’s been an exemplary citizen of the university, willing to step in, roll up his sleeves and get to work,  Suárez-Orozco said. “He’s a fine, fine teacher. He has been a trusted friend in the long run … The word we use in Brooklyn, New York is he’s an all purpose mensch … it’s a very New York term for a very wonderful person.”  As a frequent adviser to the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District since his time at UCLA, Noguera also said that Rossier should act as a thought partner for school systems and strengthen the relationship between USC and the local community. As primary and secondary schools approach the challenge of reopening while maintaining modifications for social distancing, Noguera intends for Rossier to be an ally to local schools by using the school’s research capabilities and implementing programs. “He’s a world-class scholar … Not only does he do work at the highest level of pure scholarship, but he also has a tremendous understanding and impact in practice,” said John Matsusaka, Marshall School of Business professor and executive director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute. “He’s really an electrifying candidate for a school that’s been at state leadership for 20 years. It’s going to be fantastic to see what energy he brings on the next page.” When then-Harvard professor of education Suárez-Orozco was giving guest lectures at UC Berkeley, he was asked by a Harvard committee to look into recruiting Noguera, teaching at UC Berkeley at the time, to join the Harvard education faculty. From there, the two colleagues would continue to work together at Harvard, New York University and UCLA.center_img A journey in academia  Noguera began his career in academia at UC Berkeley as a professor of education and director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change. From there, he became a professor of communities and schools at Harvard University before accepting a position as a professor of education at New York University, where he also served as executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and Transformation of Schools.  Pedro Noguera’s plans for the Rossier School of Education is based on his past research on equity in education and the school-to-prison pipeline. (Photo courtesy of Pedro Noguera) One policy recommendation Noguera has championed is the adoption of restorative practices in school districts. In an effort to reduce student suspensions, discipline policies have altered from banning students from attending school to instead keeping them in school. The time wasted by going home and learning nothing is used for students to take responsibility and repair relationships with peers and staff, addressing behavioral problems directly rather than hoping that students will change their behavior by themselves.  Later, after joining UCLA’s faculty as a professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in 2015, Noguera founded UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools, an education research center of UCLA professors and doctoral students primarily dedicated to studying the effect of the school-to-prison pipeline on Black students. From his experiences growing up, Noguera was determined to help marginalized students in his career. The search process for a new Rossier dean began in August, with hundreds of candidates applying to the position. From his experience as a teacher in addition to his membership of various school boards and board of trustees and advising government officials on school system policies, Noguera seemed like the perfect choice.  “We should first of all acknowledge that there were problems with the way we were doing things, especially in education before, and this should give us a chance to do things differently,” Noguera said. “I would like to see Rossier become a leading center for innovation in education where people could get support in thinking through these new approaches.” “[The pandemic] has exposed our inequities in societies — there are so many families that are struggling now financially … that weighs on me,” Noguera said. “But on top of that, from an education standpoint, we know there are a lot of kids who haven’t been able to participate in distance learning because they don’t have internet access.” With the possibility of classes continuing online in some form in the fall, Julia Marsh, a professor of education at Rossier and one of several faculty members on the search committee for the dean position, said Noguera may face technical challenges coming into the position during the coronavirus pandemic, such as balancing the Rossier budget or phasing students into campus physically. However, she remains optimistic that he will be able to overcome the obstacles with his experience.  Adapting to crisis “It reinforced my sense that for schools to make a difference for kids, schools have to understand what was happening in the lives of kids, they had to be responsive to their needs,” Noguera said. “And to the degree that they could do that, then schools could become powerful.”  “I had a student who was kind of a leader among his peers and who was very smart, but he was involved in some criminal activity,” Noguera said. “And one day, he came to see me and the principal and told us that he had been shot at and that his brother’s been hit by bullets, and that he wanted to get revenge … He was going to go and get the people who shot them.” “I’m excited about the potential collaboration between USC and UCLA,” Howard said. “I think there’s always room for that. I think his being [at USC], that’s only going to be a win for Los Angeles schools, children and families.” Fortunately, he found a mentor, sociologist Martin Martel, who appreciated his tenacity for asking questions in class. Noguera often joined Martel during his office hours to read advanced sociology material. Martel helped Noguera turn adversity into opportunity by notifying him of grants and scholarships and encouraging him to pursue graduate studies in sociology.  Despite having taught thousands of students from preschool through high school, there is one student Noguera will never forget. While a professor of education at UC Berkeley, Noguera volunteered to teach at a continuation school for students who had been expelled from their original schools. One day, one of the students showed Noguera and the principal his car. The trunk was filled with weapons.  UCLA professor of education Tyrone Howard, one of Noguera’s friends involved in the education podcast focused on the effects social and economic conditions may have on schools, can attest to both Noguera’s lighthearted personality and his tireless work ethic. Twenty years prior, a nervous Howard approached Noguera at an American Educational Research Association conference to express his admiration for Noguera’s work. After Noguera’s warm response, the two have stayed in touch since then and now work together at UCLA, where Howard has witnessed Noguera’s growth throughout his career as an educator, researcher and leader.  Instead of looking out the window of his new office in Waite Phillips Hall, incoming Rossier School of Education dean Pedro Noguera looks at the windows of Zoom calls on his computer screen. His days are full of virtual meetings rather than ones he can stroll to on the 229-acre University Park Campus, normally full of students whizzing by on bikes or eating lunch on McCarthy Quad.  Though the future of education at USC is uncertain due to the pandemic, Howard, Marsh, Matsusaka and Suárez-Orozco said they are certain about Noguera’s capabilities to lead Rossier moving forward.  “The irony was, he’d be safer in the military, even at a time when we were going to war — the first Iraq War — than he would be living on the streets of Oakland,” Noguera said. “Those were the kind of difficult issues that many of our students were dealing with. To be a teacher in that context meant you had to deal with those issues, you couldn’t just tell a student to be safe, you had to understand what contributed to their lack of safety.”last_img read more

Syracuse field hockey becomes 1st women’s team in school history to win national championship

first_imgANN ARBOR, Mich. — Players dropped their sticks where they stood in favor of raised, clenched fists. Goalkeeper Jess Jecko flung her mask into the cage and smiled cheek-to-cheek. Even head coach Ange Bradley yelled and swung her arms high in the air, the most animated celebration she’d allowed herself all season.The entire Syracuse team created a mob at midfield, yelling and chanting — restraint forgotten in lieu of pure joy and unbridled excitement.The Orange had prevailed over North Carolina, the only team it lost to all season.For the first time in school history, a Syracuse women’s team was a national champion.“We want to be the first women’s team to win a national championship and we want to be the first field hockey team to win a national championship,” senior Emma Russell said. “We say that every day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“To be the first women’s team to bring it home, it’s pretty special.”As has been the case all season, Syracuse called upon a new hero in the game’s biggest moment. On Sunday afternoon at Ocker Field, it was freshman Zoe Wilson propelling SU to victory. She started each game of the season at back, but with the game knotted 2-2, Wilson scored her first career goal off a penalty corner — a unit she hadn’t been on for most of the season.With No. 2 seed North Carolina’s (21-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) two second-half goals answering Syracuse’s two first-half scores, Wilson’s heroics put No. 1 seed Syracuse (21-1, 6-0) ahead for good.“Lo and behold, she did (score on the corner) today,” Bradley said. “She rubbed it right in my face.“… It was a good time to do it.”With the game tied at two in the second half and North Carolina playing more aggressively, Syracuse seemed to be losing its grip on a game once in its grasp.Russell and Alma Fenne put the Orange ahead by two in the first 18 minutes, but North Carolina outshot SU 6-3 in the second half and earned two corners to SU’s one. With the tide turning, Syracuse called timeout with 13 minutes and 54 seconds remaining.Exactly two weeks earlier, SU had suffered its only loss of the season to the Tar Heels in the ACC championship. Just like that match, Sunday’s game seemed destined for overtime. Bradley gathered her players — not to discuss strategy — but to encourage Syracuse to not slip once more.“It was just a matter of calling timeout, looking at their eyes and reminding them that they trained for this moment every day,” Bradley said. “… That was the message and we’re going to go out there, we’re going to get a goal and we’re going to take this home.”After the team secured a penalty corner when the ball touched a North Carolina defender inside the circle, Wilson knew the shot was hers.Despite being in “Group B” most of the season, Wilson constantly joked with Bradley that she would be on the penalty corner unit that won the national championship. In the lead-up to the NCAA tournament, Bradley brought Wilson from the other end of the field, where the head coach wouldn’t pay much attention to her, and started working her in.On Sunday, Russell inserted the ball to stick-stopper Alyssa Manley who passed to Lies Lagerweij. Lagerweij didn’t hesitate and executed the “slip left” play perfectly, finding Wilson toward the top of the circle.The freshman pulled her stick back and fired a rocket across the cage to the lower-right corner past UNC goalkeeper Shannon Johnson.“I just kept my head down and put it home,” Wilson said. “I’m really just over the moon.”North Carolina head coach Karen Shelton pulled Johnson around the 8:30 mark. After a hard counterattack upfield, Emma Lamison gave Syracuse some breathing room with an empty-netter.The sole loss of the season — at the hands of the Tar Heels — resonated with Syracuse, providing added motivation for Sunday’s game. In a season where Syracuse seemed untouchable, UNC brought the Orange back down to earth, if only for a game.Fenne remembered the quiet bus ride home from Charlottesville, Virginia on Nov. 8, when the Orange lost in the ACC championship.As the team pulled into a rest stop four hours into the return trip, the players shuffled outside and Bradley gathered them around her in the dark, cold November evening. Formed in a silent circle, the team hung on each of Bradley’s words.Fenne felt nauseous watching UNC celebrate. She still felt the same when Bradley spoke to the team outside the bus.Syracuse watched footage of the loss Saturday, but the film session ended with footage of the celebration.“This is one shattered dream,” Fenne remembers Bradley saying. “And we’re not going to have another one.”But Sunday, Syracuse kept its dream intact, and lived it. Comments Related Stories Jess Jecko’s late saves help lead Syracuse to national championship winEmma Russell sets points record en route to national championship winGallery: Syracuse field hockey wins national titleStorify: Fans react to Syracuse field hockey’s first national title Published on November 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm Contact Liam: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Beach Soccer: League Venue destroyed by storm ahead of start

first_imgA fierce heavy Storm that battered the Labadi Beach Soccer Arena on Wednesday dawn has forced the Ghana Beach Soccer Association to postpone the start of the round two of the Championship and Division one leagues.A major exercise involving the 20 clubs has also been called off until the area is cleared safe and cleared of the debris washed ashore. The resumption of the league was scheduled for August 9 with the routine clean up exercise expected to proceed on August 7, but as things  turned out, GBSA will now reschedule the start date.President of the Ghana beach Soccer Association though disappointed indicated Beach soccer in Ghana is faced with such challenges during the rainy season.“The leagues cannot resume on Saturday, and the clean up exercise cannot come off either, till the debris is cleared and the Arena is safe for action. It’s definitely a setback but at least all the stake holders are preparing for the league. Beach Soccer generally at this time is at the mercy of nature” he intimatedMeanwhile the Ghana Beach Soccer Association is keen on building on its current 8th position in Africa revealed by the  latest beach soccer world wide ranking released.Meanwhile, discussions to merge the Ghana football Association and GBSA are underway, with a managerial shake up expected to hit the GBSA hierarchy. The National Beach Soccer team (Black Sharks) is looking to impress at the upcoming CAF qualifiers in Seychelles next year. The GBSA will  confirm  the  new date  for the restart  of  the beach Soccer league but there are indications  the leagues  will  resume on August 16.last_img read more

Chinese president set to visit North Korea

first_img However, Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, also said North Korea was still running nuclear facilities believed to be at the center of its weapons program and had reprocessed spent nuclear fuel this year into plutonium, a raw material for nuclear bombs. On Saturday, Richardson briefed South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon on his visit to North Korea, reiterating his view that Pyongyang is willing to seriously discuss dismantling its program. He said he told Ban that he found the North Koreans displayed a positive attitude and told him they were committed to unconditionally resuming the six-party talks, returning to the international nuclear nonproliferation pact and allowing outside oversight of the country’s disarmament. China is North Korea’s last major ally and key supplier of food and energy aid, giving it what other governments consider to be unique leverage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But the North also has demanded a nuclear reactor for power generation before it dismantles its atomic projects. “The nuclear issue will inevitably be on Hu’s agenda,” said Gong Keyu, a North Korea specialist at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Studies. “During the visit, China may on the one hand exert pressure on North Korea to give concessions, and on the other hand offer more help in return,” Gong said. “Economic aid and North Korean economic reform also will be on the agenda for Hu’s visit.” The trip comes amid a new burst of diplomacy ahead of the next round of talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who was in the communist country this week, said Friday that North Korea is committed to unconditionally resuming talks on its atomic weapons program and returning to the international nuclear nonproliferation pact. BEIJING – Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit North Korea next week amid U.S. pressure for Beijing to do more to persuade its communist ally to stop developing nuclear weapons, China said Friday. Hu’s visit to North Korea on Oct. 28 would be the first by a top Chinese leader since 2001. It comes as China is trying to organize a new round of six-nation talks in November on the North Korea nuclear issue – talks that include the U.S., South Korea, Japan and Russia. Talks held last month in Beijing ended with a promise by Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programs in exchange for aid and a security guarantee. last_img read more

Dodgers blast Bumgarner, Giants comeback effort falls short

first_imgLOS ANGELES — As beach balls swirled through the air on Thursday evening, the Dodgers took an early six-run lead over Madison Bumgarner and the Giants as an opportunity to put their feet up and cruise to victory.An exhausted Dodgers bullpen then saw a sight every vacationer frets.The sharks were circling.With three runs in the seventh and four in the ninth, the Giants struck fear in the hearts of the Dodger Stadium faithful and forced manager Dave Roberts to call upon closer Kenley Jansen …last_img

Nick Bosa among 49ers leading in fan voting for the 2020 Pro Bowl

first_imgNFL fans are speaking, and they’re loving themselves some 49ers. And the Bosas.In fan balloting for the 2020 Pro Bowl, the 49ers had the second-most cumulative votes through Wednesday, according to an NFL press release. Four 49ers led their positions in the NFC: Kyle Juszczyk (fullback, 87,534), rookie Nick Bosa (defensive end, 72,506); George Kittle (tight end, 59,958); Richard Sherman (cornerback, 42,889).Bosa leads all NFL defenders in Pro Bowl online voting. Most votes among AFC …last_img