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A6, Castledawson By-pass, Castledawson - Road Closure, A6, Castledawson By-pass, Castledawson

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Road closure required to facilitate for the set-up of a new temporary road layout.

Closure to operate: 29th November at 22:00pm To 2nd December at 06:00am - Continuously

Diversion to operate, delays expected.

Alternative route via: Westbound - Via Brecart Roundabout, Roguery Road, Toome, Creagh Road, Aughrim Road, Magherafelt Bypass, Castledawson RoundaboutEastbound - Via Knockcloghrim, Hillhead Road, A6 Mainline


          

Как вели себя русские оккупанты в Париже

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Двести лет назад русская армия во главе с императором Александром I вошла в Париж. О том, как вели себя "оккупанты" в захваченной французской столице, рассказывают нам рисунки художника Георга-Эммануэля Опица, очевидца тех событий…

Сражение за Париж стало в кампании 1814 года одним из самых кровопролитных для союзной армии. Союзники за один день боёв 30 марта потеряли более 8 тысяч солдат, из них более 6 тысяч были русскими солдатами. Это было самое кровопролитное сражение Французской кампании 1814 года, определившее судьбу французской столицы и всей империи Наполеона. Уже через несколько дней французский император под давлением своих маршалов отрекся от престола.

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Сражение при Париже в 1814 г. Художник Б. Виллевальде, 1834 г.

Вот как вспоминал о взятии Парижа генерал Муравьев-Карский:

"Войска занялись несколько грабежом и достали славных вин, которых и мне довелось отведать; но сим более промышляли пруссаки. Pyccкиe не имели столько воли и занимались во всю ночь чисткою амуниции, дабы вступить на другой день в параде в город.

К утру лагерь наш был наполнен парижанами, особливо парижанками, которые приходили продавать водку à boire la goutte, и промышляли...

Наши солдаты скоро стали называть водку “берлагутом”, полагая, что это слово есть настоящий перевод сивухи на французском языке. Вино красное они называли “вайном” и говорили, что оно гораздо хуже нашего зелена вина. Любовныя хождения назывались у них триктрак, и с сим словом достигали они исполнения своих желаний.” 

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Оборона заставы Клиши в Париже в 1814 г. Художник О. Верне.

О некотором расслаблении в войсках накануне входа в Париж вспоминал и Сергей Иванович Маевский:

"Пруссаки, в грабеже верные последователи учителям своим — французам, успели уже ограбить форштадт, ворваться в погреба, отбить бочки и уже не пить, но по колено ходить в вине. Мы долго держались человеколюбивого правила Александра; но искушение сильнее страха: наши люди пошли за дровами, а притащили бочки.

Мне достался в удел короб, конечно, в 1000 бутылок шампанского. Я раздал их в полку и, не без греха, повеселился и сам на канве жизни, считая, что этот узор завтра или послезавтра завянет. Поутру объявлено нам шествие в Париж. Мы были готовы; но солдаты наши были больше нежели полупьяны. Долго хлопотали мы прогнать их чад и устроить". 

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Въезд императора Александра I с союзниками в Париж. 1814 г. Художник А. Д. Кившенко.

Декабрист Николай Александрович Бестужев так описывает в своей хотя и художественной, но основанной на реальных событиях повести «Русский в Париже 1814 года» начало входа российских войск в Париж:

"Наконец появились ворота Сен-Мартен. Музыка гремела; колонны, проходя в тесные ворота отделениями, вдруг начали выстраивать взводы, выступая на широкий бульвар. Надобно себе представить изумление солдат, когда они увидели бесчисленные толпы народа, дома по обе стороны, унизанные людьми по стенам, окошкам и крышам!

Обнаженные деревья бульвара вместо листьев ломились под тяжестью любопытных. Из каждого окна спущены были цветные ткани; тысячи женщин махали платками; восклицания заглушали военную музыку и самые барабаны. Здесь только начался настоящий Париж — и угрюмые лица солдат выяснились неожиданным удовольствием".

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Русская армия на улицах Парижа

Интересно, что хотя в толпе парижан распространялись призывы к сопротивлению союзникам, они не находили отклика. Один француз, протиснувшийся через толпу к Александру, заявил: «Мы уже давно ждали прибытия Вашего Величества!» На это император ответил: «Я пришел бы к вам ранее, но меня задержала храбрость ваших войск». Слова Александра передавались из уст в уста и быстро разнеслись среди парижан, вызвав бурю восторга.

Союзникам стало казаться, что они видят какой-то удивительный фантастический сон. Восторгу парижан, казалось, не было конца. Сотни людей теснились вокруг Александра, целовали все, до чего могли дотянуться: его коня, одежду, сапоги. Женщины хватались за его шпоры, а некоторые цеплялись за хвост его лошади. Александр терпеливо сносил все эти действия.

Молодой француз Карл де Розоар набрался смелости и сказал российскому императору: «Удивляюсь Вам, Государь! Вы с ласкою дозволяете приближаться к Вам каждому гражданину». «Это обязанность государей», — ответил Александр I.

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Часть французов бросилась к статуе Наполеона на Вандомской площади, чтобы разрушить ее, но Александр намекнул на то, что это нежелательно. Намек был понят, а приставленный караул и вовсе охладил горячие головы. Немного позже, 8 апреля, она была аккуратно демонтирована и увезена. 

К вечеру на улицах появилось большое количество женщин очень древней профессии. Хотя, по мнению одного автора, многие из них выражали разочарование чинным поведением союзных офицеров, в кавалерах недостатка явно не было.

На следующий день после взятия Парижа открылись все правительственные учреждения, заработала почта, банки принимали вклады и выдавали деньги. Французам было разрешено выезжать по своему желанию из города и въезжать в него. Утром на улице было много российских офицеров и солдат, разглядывающих городские достопримечательности.

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Вот какой запомнилась парижская жизнь артиллерийскому офицеру Илье Тимофеевичу Радожицкому:

"Если мы останавливались для каких-нибудь расспросов, то французы друг перед другом предупреждали нас своими ответами, обступали, с любопытством рассматривали и едва верили, чтобы русские могли говорить с ними их языком. Милые француженки, выглядывая из окон, кивали нам головками и улыбались.

Парижане, воображая русских, по описанию своих патриотов, варварами, питающимися человеческим мясом, а казаков — бородатыми циклопами, чрезвычайно удивились, увидевши российскую гвардию, и в ней красавцев-офицеров, щеголей, не уступающих, как в ловкости, так в гибкости языка и степени образования, первейшим парижским франтам. (...)

Тут же, в толпе мужчин, не стыдились тесниться разряженные щегольски француженки, которые глазками приманивали к себе нашу молодежь, а не понимающих этого больно щипали... (...) Но как у нас карманы были пусты, то мы не покушались зайти ни в одну ресторацию; зато гвардейские офицеры наши, вкусив всю сладость жизни в Пале-Рояле, оставили там знатную контрибуцию".

О том, как вели себя русские "оккупанты" в Париже остались свидетельства и иного рода: акварели французского художника Георга-Эммануэля Опица. Вот некоторые из них:

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Отряд казаков проходит мимо Триумфальной арки. 

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Казак раздает парижанам напечатанную декларацию Александра I.

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Конный казак на улице города.

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Лагерь казаков на Елисейских полях.

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Приготовление мяса в лагере казаков.

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Казачья пляска ночью на Елисейских полях.

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Купание в Сене коней.

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Казаки на улице, ведущей к Вандомской площади.

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Сценка на улице Парижа: австрийский офицер, казак и русский офицер прогуливаются с двумя парижанками.

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У статуи Аполлона в музее.

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Выступление уличного фокусника и предсказателя в центре Парижа.

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Кукольное представление в кафе.

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Казаков приглашают зайти в кофейню.

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Уличная сценка: казаки и торговки рыбой и яблоками.

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Казаки на рынке.

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Прогулка казаков по галерее с лавками и магазинчиками.

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Казаки в Пале-Рояле.

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Игра в карты в игорном доме.

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Игра в рулетку в игорном доме.

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Русские казаки на улице «Rue des bons enfans».

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Уличная сценка. Казаки в компании парижанок.

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Казак во главе импровизированного шествия мимо «китайских бань».

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Казак спорит со старой парижанкой на углу улицы "De grammont".

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Казаки в саду Тюильри.

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Казаки рассматривают карикатуры на самих себя.

 

 

 


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A54, Magherafelt Road, Castledawson - Lane Closure , A54, Magherafelt Road, Castledawson

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Lane closure required to facilitate for construction of new footpath.

Closure to operate: 2nd December at 09:30am To 20th December at 16:30pm - Daily

Traffic control to operate, delays expected.


          

Bridging the Gap between Budgeting and Risk Management

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At many companies, a wide gap exists between the budgeting process and risk management. Failing to consider major threats could leave you vulnerable to high-impact hits to your budget if one or more of these dangers materialize. Here are some common types of risks to research, assess and incorporate into adjustments…

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What is your Taxpayer Filing Status?

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For tax purposes, December 31 means more than New Year’s Eve celebrations. It affects the filing status box that will be checked on your tax return for the year. When you file your return, you do so with one of five filing statuses, which depend in part on whether you’re married…

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Three Key Traits of Every Successful Salesperson

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Take a mental snapshot of your sales staff. Do only a few of its members consistently bring in high volumes of good margin sales? An old rule of thumb says that about 20% of salespeople will make 80% of sales; in other words, everyone’s not going to be a superstar.

However,…

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Healthcare: RN, Orthopedic Center (Full Time) - Great Falls, Montana

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Job Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care in the office/clinic setting. Provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system. Communicates with office/clinic physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. FLSA: NON-EXEMPT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Ability to perform a physical assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. Ability to assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management. Assists the physician(s) with office procedures; maintains medical and surgical asepsis. Answers telephone calls in a professional manner; refers patient problems to office/clinic physician; schedules patient appointments. Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served. Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves patient and family in the formation of the plan of care. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; includes family in teaching, as appropriate. Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition. Demonstrates knowledge of lab requirements, requisitions. Maintains established office/clinic policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Plans and provides nursing care in accordance with physician orders. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with office/clinic standards. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment. Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment. Cooperates with other personnel to achieve office/clinic objectives, maintains good employee relations. Demonstrates knowledge of healthcare plans, procedural costs. Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures in the office/clinic. Supervises nursing staff when appropriate; orients new staff. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops; shows responsibility for own professional practice and ongoing education. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Demonstrates awareness of current state, federal and local laws governing the delivery of care. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Professional Requirements: Adheres to dress code. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification while on duty. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Attends department staff meetings as required within the department. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department. Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures. Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines. Education/Experience Requirements: Current RN license within the state of practice. Current BLS Certification. ACLS preferred Meditech and PAC experience preferred Community Information Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. Benefis Health System This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment. ()
          

Sales: Life Insurance Agent - free inbound leads, license required - Great Falls, Montana

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Licensed Life Insurance Agent - Industry-best comp plan, total work freedom Join the revolutionary ASSURANCE platform, and earn from the industry's best comp plan, selling trusted life insurance plans to inbound, in-market shoppers. Work as an independent, remote, contract agent. Enjoy the freedom of working when you want, from wherever you want, helping inbound, qualified, in-market shoppers - all free to you. Sell with a lenient four-month chargeback window, and get paid up to three times daily. Access our system, and eliminate agency inefficiencies and waste with free training, admin, support, product recommendations, and analytics. It's like Uber for insurance! Join the ASSURANCE agent network, and take advantage of these benefits: * Free live, active, inbound shoppers generated from ASSURANCE-owned and operated sites * Access to our proprietary system (includes no dialing, product recommendations, analytics, and constant platform improvement), at no cost to you * Well-known and trusted carriers * 100s of Guides prospecting for you * Accessible underwriters * A+ BBB-accredited and proven Requirements to access ASSURANCE platform: * 12+ life insurance state licenses * One year of phone sales experience * High speed Internet connection, reliable computer, and headset with microphone * Thorough understanding of HIPAA privacy and security laws, DNC, and insurance regulatory laws * History of compliant insurance sales practice * Working space and equipment that comply with HIPAA privacy and security standards About ASSURANCE: Everyone is unique. But insurance plans are not. Too often, plans offer blanket coverage, charging customers for coverage they don't need while not offering enough of what they do. ASSURANCE celebrates individual uniqueness with our personalized approach to seeking and purchasing insurance. Our platform serves as the intersection between customer and seller, technology and the human touch. We start by asking customers a few questions to learn about their needs. From there, our ground-breaking, proprietary platform analyzes the thousands of data points that make customers unique. This is how we create custom-tailored plans for each and every kind of customer; plans built precisely for their needs and budget. Our team of engineers, data scientists, marketers, architects, and designers are building systems using advanced science to make humans better. We're eliminating insurance industry waste and simplifying the complex. While our technology helps us personalize coverage, our network of experienced agents is how we deliver the right insurance to our customers. All ASSURANCE Medicare agents are 1099, independent contractors and have maximum control over how, where, and when they do their work. ASSURANCE simply provides the tools to make your business as successful as possible. Join ASSURANCE as we reimagine the role of insurance and enhance the personal and financial health of all consumers. ()
          

Healthcare: RN - Bladder Treatment Center (Full-Time) - Great Falls, Montana

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Job Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care in the office/clinic setting. Provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system. Communicates with office/clinic physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. FLSA: NON-EXEMPT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population. Ability to assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring identifies dysrhythmias Demonstrates knowledge of respiratory monitoring, identifies oxygen needs. Assists the physician(s) with office procedures; maintains medical and surgical asepsis. Maintains medical equipment; disinfects and sterilizes instruments. Answers telephone calls in a professional manner; refers patient problems to office/clinic physician; schedules patient appointments. Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served. Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves patient and family in the formation of the plan of care. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; includes family in teaching, as appropriate. Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition. Demonstrates knowledge of lab requirements, requisitions. Maintains established office/clinic policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Plans and provides nursing care in accordance with physician orders. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with office/clinic standards. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment. Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment. Cooperates with other personnel to achieve office/clinic objectives, maintains good employee relations. Demonstrates knowledge of healthcare plans, procedural costs. Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures in the office/clinic. Supervises nursing staff when appropriate; orients new staff. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops; shows responsibility for own professional practice and ongoing education. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Demonstrates awareness of current state, federal and local laws governing the delivery of care. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Professional Requirements: Adheres to dress code. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification while on duty. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Attends department staff meetings as required within the department. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department. Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures. Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines. Education/Experience Requirements: Current RN license within the state of practice. Current BLS Certification. ACLS preferred Meditech and PAC experience preferred Community Information Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. Benefis Health System This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment. ()
          

Sales: Licensed Life Insurance Agent - Free inbound leads. Work freedom - Great Falls, Montana

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Licensed Life Insurance Agent - Industry-best comp plan, total work freedom Join the revolutionary ASSURANCE platform, and earn from the industry's best comp plan, selling trusted life insurance plans to inbound, in-market shoppers. Work as an independent, remote, contract agent. Enjoy the freedom of working when you want, from wherever you want, helping inbound, qualified, in-market shoppers - all free to you. Sell with a lenient four-month chargeback window, and get paid up to three times daily. Access our system, and eliminate agency inefficiencies and waste with free training, admin, support, product recommendations, and analytics. It's like Uber for insurance! Join the ASSURANCE agent network, and take advantage of these benefits: * Free live, active, inbound shoppers generated from ASSURANCE-owned and operated sites * Access to our proprietary system (includes no dialing, product recommendations, analytics, and constant platform improvement), at no cost to you * Well-known and trusted carriers * 100s of Guides prospecting for you * Accessible underwriters * A+ BBB-accredited and proven Requirements to access ASSURANCE platform: * 12+ life insurance state licenses * One year of phone sales experience * High speed Internet connection, reliable computer, and headset with microphone * Thorough understanding of HIPAA privacy and security laws, DNC, and insurance regulatory laws * History of compliant insurance sales practice * Working space and equipment that comply with HIPAA privacy and security standards About ASSURANCE: Everyone is unique. But insurance plans are not. Too often, plans offer blanket coverage, charging customers for coverage they don't need while not offering enough of what they do. ASSURANCE celebrates individual uniqueness with our personalized approach to seeking and purchasing insurance. Our platform serves as the intersection between customer and seller, technology and the human touch. We start by asking customers a few questions to learn about their needs. From there, our ground-breaking, proprietary platform analyzes the thousands of data points that make customers unique. This is how we create custom-tailored plans for each and every kind of customer; plans built precisely for their needs and budget. Our team of engineers, data scientists, marketers, architects, and designers are building systems using advanced science to make humans better. We're eliminating insurance industry waste and simplifying the complex. While our technology helps us personalize coverage, our network of experienced agents is how we deliver the right insurance to our customers. All ASSURANCE Medicare agents are 1099, independent contractors and have maximum control over how, where, and when they do their work. ASSURANCE simply provides the tools to make your business as successful as possible. Join ASSURANCE as we reimagine the role of insurance and enhance the personal and financial health of all consumers. ()
          

Sales: Licensed Life Insurance Agent - Work any time, from anywhere - Great Falls, Montana

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Licensed Life Insurance Agent - Industry-best comp plan, total work freedom Join the revolutionary ASSURANCE platform, and earn from the industry's best comp plan, selling trusted life insurance plans to inbound, in-market shoppers. Work as an independent, remote, contract agent. Enjoy the freedom of working when you want, from wherever you want, helping inbound, qualified, in-market shoppers - all free to you. Sell with a lenient four-month chargeback window, and get paid up to three times daily. Access our system, and eliminate agency inefficiencies and waste with free training, admin, support, product recommendations, and analytics. It's like Uber for insurance! Join the ASSURANCE agent network, and take advantage of these benefits: * Free live, active, inbound shoppers generated from ASSURANCE-owned and operated sites * Access to our proprietary system (includes no dialing, product recommendations, analytics, and constant platform improvement), at no cost to you * Well-known and trusted carriers * 100s of Guides prospecting for you * Accessible underwriters * A+ BBB-accredited and proven Requirements to access ASSURANCE platform: * 12+ life insurance state licenses * One year of phone sales experience * High speed Internet connection, reliable computer, and headset with microphone * Thorough understanding of HIPAA privacy and security laws, DNC, and insurance regulatory laws * History of compliant insurance sales practice * Working space and equipment that comply with HIPAA privacy and security standards About ASSURANCE: Everyone is unique. But insurance plans are not. Too often, plans offer blanket coverage, charging customers for coverage they don't need while not offering enough of what they do. ASSURANCE celebrates individual uniqueness with our personalized approach to seeking and purchasing insurance. Our platform serves as the intersection between customer and seller, technology and the human touch. We start by asking customers a few questions to learn about their needs. From there, our ground-breaking, proprietary platform analyzes the thousands of data points that make customers unique. This is how we create custom-tailored plans for each and every kind of customer; plans built precisely for their needs and budget. Our team of engineers, data scientists, marketers, architects, and designers are building systems using advanced science to make humans better. We're eliminating insurance industry waste and simplifying the complex. While our technology helps us personalize coverage, our network of experienced agents is how we deliver the right insurance to our customers. All ASSURANCE Medicare agents are 1099, independent contractors and have maximum control over how, where, and when they do their work. ASSURANCE simply provides the tools to make your business as successful as possible. Join ASSURANCE as we reimagine the role of insurance and enhance the personal and financial health of all consumers. ()
          

Healthcare: RN, Float Pool (Part-Time) - Great Falls, Montana

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Provides direct and indirect patient care in the office/clinic setting. Provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system. Communicates with office/clinic physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. FLSA: NON-EXEMPT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population. Ability to assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring identifies dysrhythmias Demonstrates knowledge of respiratory monitoring, identifies oxygen needs.. Assists the physician(s) with office procedures; maintains medical and surgical asepsis. Maintains medical equipment; disinfects and sterilizes instruments. Answers telephone calls in a professional manner; refers patient problems to office/clinic physician; schedules patient appointments. Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served. Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves patient and family in the formation of the plan of care. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; includes family in teaching, as appropriate. Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition. Demonstrates knowledge of lab requirements, requisitions. Maintains established office/clinic policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Plans and provides nursing care in accordance with physician orders. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with office/clinic standards. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment. Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment. Cooperates with other personnel to achieve office/clinic objectives, maintains good employee relations. Demonstrates knowledge of healthcare plans, procedural costs. Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures in the office/clinic. Supervises nursing staff when appropriate; orients new staff. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops; shows responsibility for own professional practice and ongoing education. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Demonstrates awareness of current state, federal and local laws governing the delivery of care. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Education/Experience Requirements: Current RN license within the state of practice. Current BLS Certification. ACLS preferred. Meditech and PAC experience preferred. Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Other Skills: Basic computer knowledge, data entry and/or word processing Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a row. ()
          

Unscrewed Theater: Ready to LAUGH this weekend?

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From: Unscrewed Theater <UnscrewedTheater@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 9:04 AM
To: Unscrewed <Unscrewedtheater@gmail.com>

 

 

 

 

Want to hear a joke?


Q: What sound does a space turkey make?
A: Hubble, Hubble, Hubble!

 

 

OK, OK.

 

Hold those groans.


We've got some REAL comedy for you this weekend - on & off the Unscrewed stage!


(Unfamiliar with improv? Check out our YouTube channel to see what we're about.)

This weekend you can catch our talented team from Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed onstage Friday & Saturday night at 7:30 PM for our regular family-friendly shows. You'll also find us at the El Tour Fiesta! Four FREE shows at Armory Park - all part of this weekend's El Tour event.

If you like stories and the art of storytelling, you've got to stop by on Sunday, Nov 24. Local organization Tellers of Tales brings Tellabration! to Tucson.
Storytelling enthusiasts share their talents in a local event that brings together celebrated storytellers to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences - on our stage


 

 

On Stage this Weekend

We now return to your tactically scheduled programming.

 

 

Friday, Nov 22

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

It's Friday night and you DESERVE a laugh. Our players know how to turn giggles into guffaws with a host of improv games that are fun for the whole family.

Tonight's players are: Rob, Ro, Mara, Benda, Cy and Cam - & your host, Cy Barlow!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

 

9:00 PM

UNCENSORED Comedy

Free Form Friday!


Saw the early show, but looking for more to laugh at? Stick around - it's our Free Form Friday Fight Night!

Four improv teams enter - but only one winner will remain.

Got an improv team and want to try your hand on our stage? Let us know at UnscrewedTheater@gmail.com

FREE!
 

 

Saturday, Nov 23

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed


Tired of spending Saturday nights doing the same old thing?

It's a new show every night with improv! Our family friendly shows are a great way to get the whole crew out of the house - and laughing!

Tonight's players are: Rick, Cam, Rosanne, Mara, Jon, Dawn - & your host, Cy Barlow!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults
 

9:00 PM

UNCENSORED Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

 

You saw their mild side - get ready for their wild side!

The late night show is what happens when we kick out the censors and let our improvisers take off their filters.

Rick, Cam, Rosanne, Mara, Jon, Dawn - & your host, Cy Barlow!

$8 for adults

Get a laughing pass! See any two shows tonight for just $10

 

 

🎇Special Events🎇

Get ready for some out-of-the-box fun

 

 

 

Saturday, Nov 24
2:00 PM
Tellabration! hosted by Tellers of Tales

"It's Time for Tellabration!™ - an evening when storytellers across the world will entertain audiences with exciting tales.

Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend.

Here in Tucson, Tellers of Tales will host Tellabration!™ for our local community, bringing together celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their stories.

$5 for tickets
 

Unscrewed Theater

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #39

Tucson, AZ 85712



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Kevin Nealon, Steve Hofstetter & lots more Tucson comedy 😂

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From: TucsonComedy.com <info@tucsoncomedy.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:32 PM
Subject: Kevin Nealon, Steve Hofstetter & lots more Tucson comedy 😂

 

 

 

 

Featured Shows

(View full calendar at tucsoncomedy.com.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney Carrington

at Desert Diamond Casino

Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm

Rodney Carrington starred in the TV sitcom "Rodney," which ran for two seasons on ABC, and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film "Beer for My Horses."

Tickets on sale now. 
$30+ (25% off w/ code RDNYSOCIAL)

 

 

 

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Randy Rainbow

at The Fox Theatre

Friday, November 22 @ 7:30 pm

Randy Rainbow (and yes, that is his real name) is an American comedian, actor, singer, writer and satirist best known for his popular series of musical parodies and political spoofs, which have garnered him international acclaim.

 $41.50+

 

 

 

Get Info (Sold Out)

 

 

 

 

 

Trevor Noah

at Tucson Music Hall

Saturday, November 23 @ 7:00 pm & 9:30pm

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

Tickets on sale now. 
$47+

 

 

 

Buy Tickets Now

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Thanksgiving Comedy Extravaganza

at The O

Wednesday, November 27 @ 7:30 pm

Have nothing to do the night before Thanksgiving? Of course you don't! Come out to "The O" for a night of stand up comedy with local comics Ali Musa, Stephanie Lyonga, Tony Bruhn, & more.

Tickets available at the door 
$5

 

 

 

Get Info

 

 

 

 

 

Last Friday, Last Laugh

at Hotel McCoy

Friday, November 29 @ 8:00 pm

Hotel McCoy's popular monthly comedy night continues with a post-Thanksgiving Standup Showcase. This month's lineup includes Pauly Casillas (Netflix), Savannah Hernandez (Tempe Improv) & more.

FREE show! 

 

 

 

Get Info

 

 

 

 

 

Cristela Alonzo

at The Rialto Theatre

December 7 @ 8:00 pm

Cristela Alonzo made history in 2014 when she became the first Latina to create, produce and star in her own network sitcom, "Cristela" for ABC. Her first stand-up special, Lower Classy, is currently streaming on Netflix. 

Tickets on sale now. 
$24+

 

 

 

Buy Tickets Now

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Harris, Jamie Kilstein & Ron Swallow

at 191 Toole

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

Three comedians known for their smart, irreverent, sometimes nerdy, sometimes edgy and always hilarious and thought-provoking comedy come to 191 Toole.

Tickets on sale now. 
$15

 

 

 

Buy Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

New Years Eve w/ Ron Feingold

at Laffs Comedy Caffe

December 31 @ 7pm & 10:30pm

Ron Feingold started performing at the tender age of 10. He combines a very funny standup comedy act with an incredible singing voice to bring you great song parodies and an evening full of laughs. 

Tickets on sale now. 
$30

 

 

 

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Neil Hamburger

at 191 Toole

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

For over 20 years, 'America's Funnyman' has worked every imaginable stage, from Madison Square Garden and the UK's Reading Festival, to a Hollywood cemetery, Tasmanian pubs, and an abandoned monkey cage in a decrepit Catskills zoo.

Tickets on sale now. 
$20, All Ages

 

 

 

Buy Tickets & Get Info

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Hofstetter

at The Rock

January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

One of YouTube's most popular comics with over 100 million views, Steve Hofstetter has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, E! True Hollywood Story, and Comics Unleashed.

Tickets on sale now. 
$20 (Discount tix are available while supplies last.)

 

 

 

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Hasan Minhaj

at Centennial Hall

April 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Hasan Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act on Netflix. His one-hour comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. 

Tickets on sale now.
$40+

 

 

 

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Kevin Nealon

at The Rialto Theatre

April 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Actor, comedian, and author Kevin Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series Weeds

On sale this Friday, November 22.
$35+

 

 

 

Buy Tickets (On Sale 11/22)

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Poundstone

at The Fox Theatre

May 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Paula Poundstone is one of our country's preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous wit.

Tickets on sale now.
$25.50+

 

 

 

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Ron White

at Desert Diamond Casino

June 19, 2020 @ 8pm

Ron "Tater Salad" White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon.

Tickets on sale now.
$49.50+

 

 

 

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Upcoming Shows

(View full calendar on our website.)
 

November 21, 2019

Casa De Comedy at Casa Marana
Free

Laffs Open Mic Night
Free

November 22, 2019

Randy Rainbow at Fox Theatre
$41.50 – $87.50

Comedy Showcase at BlackRock Brewers
Free

Rodney Carrington at Desert Diamond Casino
$30 – $45

Greg Wilson at Laffs
$12.50 – $17.50

Rod Wayne Housley at The O
$7 – $11

November 23, 2019

Trevor Noah at Tucson Music Hall
$47 – $93

Retro Game Show Night at Club Congress
$12

Greg Wilson at Laffs
$12.50 – $17.50

Rod Wayne Housley at The O
$7 – $11

November 24, 2019

Cats After Dark at Gallagher Theatre
Free

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving Comedy Showcase at Surly Wench
$5

November 26, 2019

Open Mic at The Music Box
Free

November 27, 2019

Pre-Thanksgiving Comedy Extravaganza
$5

November 29, 2019

Zane Helberg at The O
$5

Jason Resler and Cory Michaelis at Laffs
$12.50 – $17.50

Last Friday, Last Laugh at Hotel McCoy
Free

November 30, 2019

Keep Tucson Sketchy at The Screening Room
$8.50

Jason Resler and Cory Michaelis at Laffs
$12.50 – $17.50

The Game Show Show at TIM
$5

December 6, 2019

Jay and Silent Bob at The Loft Cinema

Geoff Asmus at Laffs
$12.50 – $17.50

Michael Carbonaro at Desert Diamond Casino
$27.50 – $47.50

December 7, 2019

Arroyo Cafe Holiday Radio Show
$20

Cristela Alonzo at The Rialto Theatre
$24 – $38

Geoff Asmus at Laffs
$12.50 – $17.50

CBCTAC Presents: Anna Valenzuela at The O
$5

December 8, 2019

Still Standing Up at Laffs
$10

December 9, 2019

John Waters at The Rialto
$33 – $110

December 12, 2019

You're Doing A Great Job Podcast Live at Hotel McCoy
Free

December 13, 2019

Applause for Paws at The O
$10

The Manly Manlesque Show
$10 – $20

December 15, 2019

Ian Harris, Jamie Kilstein & Ron Swallow at 191 Toole
$15

December 20, 2019

Brew Haha Comedy 4 Year Anniversary at Borderlands
$5

December 31, 2019

Ron Feingold at Laffs
$30

January 11, 2020

Mo Urban: "Get to the Point" at The O
$5

January 17, 2020

Neil Hamburger at 191 Toole
$20

January 18, 2020

Paul Green at The O
$5 – $10

January 22, 2020

Tom Briscoe at DVPAC
$22

January 28, 2020

Steve Hofstetter at The Rock
$20

February 8, 2020

Graham Elwood & Ron Placone: The Progressive Comedy Tour
$15

February 15, 2020

Ali Musa & Matt Ziemak present "Comedy from A-Z"
$5

February 25, 2020

R-Rated Magic w/ Grant Freeman
$20 – $36

February 28, 2020

Andrew Rivers at The O
$15 – $30

March 21, 2020

Martin Moreno at The O
$5 – $10

March 22, 2020

Smile! – Candid Camera and Host Peter Funt
$24.50 – $29.50

April 18, 2020

Hasan Minhaj at Centennial Hall
$40 – $120

April 26, 2020

Kevin Nealon at The Rialto Theatre
$35 – $42

May 8, 2020

Paula Poundstone at The Fox Theatre
$25.50 – $45.50

June 19, 2020

Ron White at Desert Diamond Casino
$49.50 – $69.50

 


          

Sąd nad Kleczkowskim

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W czwartek oddajemy w Wasze ręce 1070 wydanie „Przeglądu Powiatowego”. Biegnijmy do kiosków, gdyż najciekawsze teksty zamieszczamy jedynie w wydaniu papierowym. Kto woli czytać w komputerze, może kupić…
          

Kolacja , leczymy zwala...

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Kolacja , leczymy zwala #gotujzwykopem #alkoholizm #narkotykizawszespoko
          

Reply to Avelox class action lawsuit, bronchitus, sinusitus, bone cancer, arms and legs

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Kate-Back in 2004 I was prescribed Avelox for sinus infection and had such an anxiety attack I never touched it again. Please ma
          

Reply to Mirena class action lawsuit, time of my life, google, attourney, mirena

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Corbyn says terrorists should ‘not necessarily’ serve full term as parties spat over legislation that allowed jihadi out

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Preview Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that convicted terrorists should “not necessarily” serve their full prison sentences automatically, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to toughen up Britain’s sentencing laws.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          

‘We’re working for the dark side’: Spanish firm accused of spying on Assange by German broadcaster boasted of US intelligence ties

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Preview A private security firm that allegedly spied on Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London bragged about its nefarious activities and ties to US intelligence, according to German public broadcaster NDR.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          

New accuser names former Cardinal McCarrick as dozens of lawsuits are filed under NJ law

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The first wave under a new law were filed Sunday, including another accusation against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
       

          

Warszawa: Śmiertelne potrącenie. Policja szuka sprawcy

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Do tragedii doszło w nocy z soboty na niedzielę przy ul. Puławskiej w Warszawie.
          

"Musimy ciąć koszty". Szczere słowa nowego szefa Nowoczesnej

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– Zmieniamy biuro. Ale daleko się nie przenosimy, raptem kilka kamienic w stronę Świętokrzyskiej, wciąż na Nowym Świecie. Będziemy współpracować z biurem poselskim naszej warszawskiej posłanki, czyli Katarzyny Lubnauer. Nie potrzebujemy tak dużej powierzchni, jaką mamy teraz – mówi Adam Szłapka w rozmowie z serwisem Interia.
          

Barone Montalto Passivento Rosso

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This Weeks ALDI Finds

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3 L

Description

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  • Prices may vary due to state and local laws
  • Not available in all locations
  • Italy
  • A full bodied red blend with jammy notes of caramel, vanilla, red fruits, and figs. Soft tannins with a long finish.
  • Perfect companion to many meat dishes, pasta and for any festive occasion.
  • Product Code: 12951

          

Bergeron Estates Icewine

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This Weeks ALDI Finds

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375 mL

Description

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  • Canada
  • Harvested during the cold winters of Ontario, Canada, this rich dessert wine is pressed and squeezed while the grapes are still frozen solid. The end result, a rich velvety icewine with bright notes of peach, lemon and toffee. 
  • Drink now and enjoy bright fruit notes with nice acidity or let age and enjoy a smoother taste with more subtle tones of flavors. 
  • Pairs with flavorful desserts.
  • Product Code: 49001

          

Exquisite Collection Pinot Grigio

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This Weeks ALDI Finds

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750 mL

Description

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  • Italy
  • Straw yellow with notes of apples, pear and lemon. 
  • Pairs exceptionally well with light, fresh appetizers, grilled chicken and roasted fish.
  • Product Code: 13170

          

Giotti Prosecco Extra Dry

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This Weeks ALDI Finds

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3 L

Description

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  • Prices may vary due to state and local laws
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  • Italy
  • Fresh and pleasant on the palate with notes of apple and peach and a lively bubble.
  • Perfect for holiday toasts or alongside ripe cheese, lemon based desserts and seafood dishes.
  • Product Code: 12948

          

In The Pink Pink Moscato

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1.5 L

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  • South Africa
  • Aromas and flavors of strawberry, tropical fruit and melon lead to a sweet, refreshing finish. Enjoy as an aperitif, with fruit salads, desserts or on its own with friends.
  • Product Code: 42907

          

Ponte Villoni Zinfandel Mini Wine Cellar

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750 mL

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  • France
  • Aromas of red berries and a hint of herbs lead into a fruity palate with soft tannis and a harmonious finish. 
  • Pair with red meat, eggplant, pasta with red sauce, grilled vegetables, and mature cheeses. This Zinfandel comes in a wooden box that converts into a mini wine cellar.
  • Product Code: 14395

          

Serra Ladies' 2-Piece Thermal Sleepwear Set

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per set $12.99 *

Description

  • Sizes: S–XL
  • Snow Flake Waffle Knit, Blue/Purple Fairi Isle Jersey Knit or Black/Red Jersey Knit 
     

Waffle Knit Style:

  • Drawstring waistband 
  • Functional buttons 
  • Fiber content: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
     

Jersey Knit Styles:

  • Two side pockets 
  • Drawstring waistband
  • Functional buttons 
  • Fiber content: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex 
  • Oeko-Tex certified
  • Product Code: 51422

          

Sparkling Wine Countdown to the New Year

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1,309 mL

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  • The Sparkling Wine Countdown to the New Year calendar includes seven assorted 187- mL bottles of sparkling wine
  • Francois Fouché Brut Rosé, France, 11%
  • Paluzzi Moscato d'Asti, Italy, 5.5%
  • Heretat el Padruell Cava, Spain, 11.5%
  • Belletti Prosecco, Italy, 11%
  • Belletti Sparkling Rosé Extra Dry, Italy, 11%
  • Gourmandises Demi-Sec Sparkling Chardonnay ICE, France, 11.5%
  • Gourmandises Demi-Sec Sparkling Pinot Noir ICE, France, 12%
  • Product Code: 12289

          

Cantine Di Ora Barolo

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  • Italy
  • Intense garnet ruby in color, this dry red wine offers aromas of red fruits with hints of oak and tobacco.
  • Best when paired with grilled steak, roast lamb, beef stew, lasagna and mild cheeses.
  • Product Code: 14704

          

Exposition Late Harvest Riesling

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375 mL

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  • Monterey County, California
  • Aromas of pears, stone fruit, and guava with notes of honeysuckle.
  • Pairs with fruit desserts, fruit pies, strudel and soft cheeses.
  • Product Code: 54158

          

Grandi Mori Prosecco

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  • Italy
  • Light and refreshing with fine bubbles together with delicious floral and fruity touches.
  • Pairs well with fresh fruit, salads, mild cheeses, as an aperitif or simply on its own. Perfect for all occasions and celebrations.
  • Product Code: 50774

          

Kristoffel Belgian Blonde Ale

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25.4 fl. oz.

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  • Belgium
  • +CRV in CA
  • Malty aroma with spicy notes and a hint of banana on the nose.
  • Perfect with fresh baked goods, hearty meat dishes and toffee desserts.
  • Product Code: 13161

          

Ripa di Sotto Rosso

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750 mL

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  • Italy
  • This full-bodied wine offers dark fruit aromas with red currant and blackberry flavors with a hint of chocolate.
  • Pair with grilled red meats, pasta with red sauce, pizza and firm cheeses.
  • Poduct Code: 54159

          

12/1/2019: Parent’s concern over coach’s sexual history leads to lawsuit

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At first glance, a small-claims lawsuit looks like a $6,000 squabble between the Ontario Cycling Association and a father, Jeff Archbold, who alleges his teenaged daughter was “illegally” suspended from elite provincial programs after he complained...
          

Rugby Australia 'doing what's right' in defending Israel Folau's A$14m lawsuit

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Israel Folau, supported by wife Maria, prayed with supporters before going into court.
          

The Legal Profession in the Era of Digital Capitalism: Disruption or New Dawn?

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The Legal Profession in the Era of Digital Capitalism: Disruption or New Dawn?

Caserta, S. & Madsen, M. R., 2019, In : Laws. 8, 1, 17 p.

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This article investigates the impact of what we label “digital capitalism” on the structure and organization of the legal profession. We explore whether the rise of digital capitalism is transforming the dynamics of the legal field by the introduction of new actors and ways of practicing law, which might challenge the traditional control (and monopoly) of jurists on the production of law. We find that not only has new service providers have already entered the legal market, but also new on-line tools for solving legal disputes or producing legal documents are gaining a foothold. Similarly, we also find that new intelligent search systems are challenging the role of junior lawyers and paralegals with regard to reviewing large sets of documents. However, big data techniques deployed to predict future courts’ decisions are not yet advanced enough to pose a challenge. Overall, we argue that these developments, will not only change legal practices, but are also likely to influence the internal structure and organization of the legal field. In particular, we argue that the processes of change associated with digitalisation is further accelerating the economization and commodification of the practice of law, whereby lawyers are decreasingly disinterested brokers in society and defenders of the public good, but rather increasingly service firms at the cutting edge of the capitalist economy. These developments are also triggering new forms of stratification of the legal field. While some legal actors will likely benefit from digitalisation and expand their business, either by integrating new technologies to reach more clients or by developing new niche areas of practices, the more routinized forms of legal practice are facing serious challenges and will most likely be replaced by technology and associated service firms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLaws
Volume8
Issue number1
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

          

New Dawn: Housing and the Construction of the Black Urban Identity with Michael C. Dawson & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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'Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speaks with New Dawn host Michael Dawson about her new book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership. She talks about how Black urban identity is constructed, why she is against homeownership, and how the housing crisis isn't a crisis but a feature of society.'  


          

Christmas Car & Cash Draws

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CHRISTMAS PRIZE DRAWS

CORK AIRPORT

Wednesday 4th December @ 11.30am in Kinsale Cafe Car, Hamper, Voucher and Chocolates Draws plus refreshments

SHANNON AIRPORT

Thursday 5th December @ 1.30pm in Arrivals Hall Car, Hamper, Voucher and Chocolates Draws plus refreshments

DUBLIN AIRPORT

Wednesday 18th December @ 1.30pm in Credit Union Office Car, Cash, Hamper, Voucher and Chocolates Draws plus refreshments


          

ENL Program Opens Minds and Illuminates the Future

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In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), English as a New Language students enrolled in Bellport High School’s Living Environment class took time to consider whether to pursue a career in science and engineering. Under the direction of science teacher Aimee Iuliucci, high school librarian Colleen Oates-Robesch and ENL teacher Matthew Herrschaft, students learned about Hispanic and Latino-born scientists and their contributions to the STEM field. “We are working on helping these students set goals for themselves,” Ms. Oates-Robesch said. “The goal here is to help the students open their minds and illuminate their futures.” The students initially discussed the profiles of scientists, dispersed among the library tables, and noted their interesting contributions to the field. They also watched videos of several scientist interviews. Scientist profiles included astronaut Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Mario Molina and the American Public Health Association’s first Latina president Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias. The students then engaged in a STEM challenge in which they built a tall structure using only straws and connectors. South Country Director of ELL, Bilingual and World Language Programs Monica Pullows-Tetuan was also on hand for interpretation needs.
          

South Country Central School District Board Notes - September 11 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education commenced the meeting with a moment of silence and personal reflections on the events of September 11, 2001. Several of the trustees payed tribute to the teachers who kept their classrooms calm and protected the children at this time of uncertainty. During the Superintendent’s report, Dr. Joseph Giani described opening day as a “smooth start” and “absolutely delightful.” Bus transportation went well with a few hiccups, especially since the district has a new bus provider. Dr. Giani noted that 70% of South Haven’s students also took advantage of bus transportation. Opening day followed the successful opening of the South Haven Early Childhood Center on September 3, which was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the school. Dr. Giani also addressed the issues surrounding vaccine immunizations, particularly the lack of time for some families to plan or adjust to the new law eliminating the religious exemption option. He said he has followed up with a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, expressing concerns about families’ abilities to meet the deadline. The Superintendent’s report concluded with a report on the marked improvement of grade 3-8 ELA and math assessments. Grade 3 students demonstrated a 19% increase overall in ELA and a 15% increase in math, Dr. Giani reported. Dr. Giani announced the hiring of Frank P. Long Intermediate School music teacher Joseph Giammona, and welcomed him to the South Country community. The Board unanimously approved the Board Priorities for the 2019-2020 school year. At the Board’s request, Dr. Giani added the District’s Mission Statement and Strategic Planning Goals to the final draft. Board Vice President Jack Nix said the document was the clearest set of priorities he has seen thus far, while President Hayes said she liked the layout and inclusion of the Mission Statement and Strategic Planning Goals. The Board also discussed the dissatisfaction among parents in the community about a letter from the middle school indicating that students can no longer “opt out” of taking a local assessment called the NWEA. Dr. Giani explained that this measure of academic progress is a local assessment and does not have a refusal or opt-out provision. He also explained that the NWEA serves as a “universal screener” to identify students in grades K-8 who may need additional support or services. Dr. Giani said the letter’s purpose was a good effort to better inform parents of the importance of taking the assessment so that children can acquire the support they need and student learning can be improved overall. However, several members of the community expressed their dissatisfaction about the strong language in the letter and its timing, claiming that parents should have a say in whether their children take the test or not. President Hayes asked Dr. Giani to prepare an NWEA workshop so that the Board of Education and community can be better informed about the purpose of this particular assessment. The Board also continued their discussion on allowing consent for school security cameras to be linked to the Suffolk County Police Department in cases of emergency. Dr. Giani and the Board further discussed concerns regarding how the language of the agreement potentially affects student privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Counsel weighed in, suggesting that the District still needs to acquire the “nuts and bolts” of how this technology works, and reported that details about the agreement have not been completely ironed out. There is also the looming question on whether the SCPD will have access to data when maintenance on the technology is performed. Trustee Chris Picini also informed the Board about the voting practices of the New York State School Boards Association’s proposed by-laws. He recommended that the trustees read the 38-page document to familiarize themselves with the issues, prior to voting on October 25. In closing, Trustee Clyde Parker shared experiences of watching firsthand the Twin Towers collapsing on September 11. He said he was most touched by the way people came together and that we need to continue finding the love that unites communities and people. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room.
          

Healthcare: Massage Therapist - Humble - Humble, Texas

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Job Description: What We'll Accomplish Together: As a massage therapist at this Massage Envy franchised location,essential duties include performing professional quality massage within scope of practice and licensing (as applicable) and in alignment with policies and protocols, utilizing approved modalities, in accordance with applicable law in your franchised location, designing specific sessions based on members/guests individual needs, and upholding the Massage Envy brand's core values of optimism, gratitude, excellence, consistency and empathy. Service providers responsibilities include:Perform professional quality massage, within scope of practice and licensing (as applicable).Must follow and adhere to all Massage Envy policies, protocols, and completing an annual trainingReliable, on time attendance meaning 15 min prior appointment time. Attends all scheduled shifts, is prompt to work and works entire scheduled shift.Assists in the cleanliness of the location (therapy rooms and common areas). Included but not limited to flipping yellow linen bags, changing to a new blanket at the end of your shift, empty the break room trash can, etc.End of shift leaving the room with clean and neat table sheets, empty trash, and all surfaces wiped down with Lysol wipes, and the table warmer unplugged.Utilizes Massage Envy approved modalities, in accordance with applicable law in your location.If performing any additional modality such as but not limited to hot stone, deep muscle or prenatal therapy, must have appropriate training and satisfy the minimum clinic education hours.Maintain professional appearance at all times. Hair is to be pulled back, nails are to be keep short, and uniforms must be free of odors and wrinkles. Please see dress code for further descriptionsComplete a comprehensive intake for each client for a specific sessions based on members/guests individual needs.Only offer the preferred amount of conversation reflected from a client while in session.Assists in the promotion and education of all services, health and wellness benefits to clients receiving massage therapy on a regular basis; communicates various promotions to clients.Completes Wellness Chart documentation accurately, promptly and completely.Possess the ability to communicate effectively (orally and written) and in a courteous and professional manner on a regular basis with members, guests, co-workers and management.Maintain client confidentiality.Have a strong customer service orientation and creates excellent member/guest experience through friendly and helpful attitude.Allow updates and do not interrupt IPADs to complete the software updates.Prefilling your choice of massage mediums is to be completed in ample time prior to client schedule timeMust adhere to all applicable local and state licensing laws and regulations related to the massage therapy services provided, including following any applicable law pertaining to maintaining current Massage License.Knowledge of and experience in performing Swedish Massage required, as well as knowledge of and experience in performing other modalities offered by Massage Envy.Understands and believes in the healing benefits of massage therapy and bodywork.Other duties as assigned. What it Takes to Succeed: Education, Skills and Training:Minimum of 500 hours of massage therapy school and a certificate of completion.Participates in continuing education to improve effectiveness (preferred).Satisfactory results of background and reference check is a condition of employment in this position.Must adhere to all applicable local and state licensing laws and regulations related to the massage therapy services provided, including following any applicable law pertaining to maintaining current Massage License.Knowledge of and experience in performing Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage required, as well as knowledge of and experience in performing other modalities offered by Massage Envy.Understands and believes in the healing benefits of massage therapy and bodywork. Communications and Personal Interactions:Have a strong customer service orientation.Possess the ability to communicate effectively (orally and written) and in a courteous and professional manner on a regular basis with members, guests, co-workers and management.Maintain client confidentiality. ____________________________________________________________________________________Massage Envy Franchising, LLC (MEF) is a national franchisor of independently owned and operated franchised locations. Each individual franchised location, not MEF or any of its affiliates, is the sole employer for all positions posted by a franchised location, and each individual franchised location is not acting as an agent for MEF or any of its affiliates. Hiring criteria, benefits and compensation are set by each individually owned and operated franchised location and may vary from location to l ()
          

Upscaling urban data science for global climate solutions

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Upscaling urban data science for global climate solutions

Creutzig, F., Lohrey, S., Bai, X., Baklanov, A., Dawson, R., Dhakal, S., Lamb, W. F., McPhearson, T., Minx, J., Munoz, E. & Walsh, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Global Sustainability. 2, e2.

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Non-technical summary Manhattan, Berlin and New Delhi all need to take action to adapt to climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While case studies on these cities provide valuable insights, comparability and scalability remain sidelined. It is therefore timely to review the state-of-the-art in data infrastructures, including earth observations, social media data, and how they could be better integrated to advance climate change science in cities and urban areas. We present three routes for expanding knowledge on global urban areas: mainstreaming data collections, amplifying the use of big data and taking further advantage of computational methods to analyse qualitative data to gain new insights. These data-based approaches have the potential to upscale urban climate solutions and effect change at the global scale. Technical summary Cities have an increasingly integral role in addressing climate change. To gain a common understanding of solutions, we require adequate and representative data of urban areas, including data on related greenhouse gas emissions, climate threats and of socio-economic contexts. Here, we review the current state of urban data science in the context of climate change, investigating the contribution of urban metabolism studies, remote sensing, big data approaches, urban economics, urban climate and weather studies. We outline three routes for upscaling urban data science for global climate solutions: 1) Mainstreaming and harmonizing data collection in cities worldwide; 2) Exploiting big data and machine learning to scale solutions while maintaining privacy; 3) Applying computational techniques and data science methods to analyse published qualitative information for the systematization and understanding of first-order climate effects and solutions. Collaborative efforts towards a joint data platform and integrated urban services would provide the quantitative foundations of the emerging global urban sustainability science.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2
JournalGlobal Sustainability
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

          

Accounting, Auditing: Senior Tax Analyst - Research & Development Credits - Houston, Texas

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Senior Tax Analyst Research & Development CreditsReq Number:185922Category:Client ServicePosted Date:November 20, 2019Work Location(s):Atlanta,GA,USHouston,TX*Please read the job description thoroughly. You must have Research & Development Tax Credits experience to be considered a viable candidate for this role.ADP is hiring a Senior Tax Analyst . The role of the Senior Tax Analyst will be to perform and monitor the preparation of Federal and State Research & Development Tax credit programs, including compliance work, credit calculations and/or certification process for all participating ADP clients.At ADP we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all the way. If success motivates you, you belong at ADP.We strive for every interaction to be driven by our values: Insightful Expertise, Integrity is Everything, Service Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Each Person Counts, Results-Driven, & Social Responsibility.RESPONSIBILITIES: Handles high volume of multiple complex programs. Accountable to Audit and CRM for quality and accuracy. Provides technical expertise and guidance to less experienced Tax Analysts and assists in training. Is responsible for meeting productivity and quality objectives and standards. Accurately and timely calculates assigned credit in compliance with related jurisdictions regulatory/judicial guidelines. Researches assigned programs to ensure all program reference material is current and accurate. Performs data analysis and manipulation of Client records. Interacts with State program coordinators; negotiates acceptance of format; provides assistance or participates in client audits with the State. Prepares client work product according to specifications. Cross trains in various credit programs as assigned. Keeps current on new and proposed laws and regulations and advises management of impact. Experience in working with Engineers and IT professionals Proficient in Microsoft Office Performs other related duties as approved or assigned.QUALIFICAITONS REQUIRED: 3+ years of corporate federal and/or state R&D tax credit and incentive experience preferred. Bachelors Degree in Tax, Finance, Accounting or related business fields CPA, EA (Enrolled Agent), Law Degree preferred but not required#LI-Service#LI-MR1Were designing a better way to work, so you can achieve what youre working for. Consistently named one of the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE Magazine, and recognized by DiversityInc as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, ADP works with more than 740,000 organizations across the globe to help their people work smarter, embrace new challenges, and unleash their talent. Always Designing for People means were creating platforms that will transform how great work gets done, so together we can unlock a world of opportunity.At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.Read more about this jobApply NowShare this job Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share by Mail ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Tax Consultant Onsite Indianapolis, Indiana - Houston, Texas

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Tax Consultant (PS26926) Onsite Indianapolis, IndianaLocation: United StatesRequisition #: PS26926Post Date: Nov 13, 2019Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., its a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which were creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care .This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.Tax Consultant:Responsible for preparing a combination of corporate and partnership federal and state income tax returns and related estimated payments and performing basic tax law research.Primary duties may include but are not limited to: Preparing GAAP and Statutory income tax provisions. Preparing account reconciliations. Responding to internal and external audit requests. Preparing premium tax returns. Preparing personal property tax returns. Working with the fixed asset system. Working with the investment department tax reporting. Analyzing K-1's for appropriate tax reporting. Working with sales and use tax systems. Prepares assigned companies federal and state income tax returns. Researches current and new tax laws to support tax calculations and positions. Actively looks for process improvements and tax savings. Prepares quarterly federal and state estimated tax payments.Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of Americas Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteranAnEqualOpportunityEmployer/Disability/VeteranRequirements: Requires BS/BA in Accounting; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background. Experience in one or more of the following areas including accounting, auditing, fixed asset accounting, investment accounting, federal and state taxation, and tax software preferred. Up to 3 years of experience preferred and completion of the Tax departments training programs. ()
          

Learning Construction by Making Bird Houses

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Bellport Middle School eighth-grade students enrolled in Jeremy Freeman’s principles of engineering class learned the fundamentals of construction by making bird houses. During a unit on construction, the students learned about how a home is built and the materials used during construction. After designing their birdhouse, the students were given the constraint of using only 36 inches of wood. They used hand saws and scroll saws to cut out each piece, labelled each section and laid the wood out for assembly much like a construction crew. They used glue, nails and hammers to assemble the birdhouses and tar paper and roofing material to waterproof the birdhouse. Some students chose to embellish their project. “What better way for students to learn about building a house than to make one for a bird,” Mr. Freeman said. “Overall, this was an excellent way for students to understand how a house is put together.”
          

Human Resources: Payroll Processor - Pasadena, Texas

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Payroll ProcessorPasadena,TXBrief Description of Responsibilities:Assist with all areas of payroll processing and reporting.Enter and/or import time from various systems, audit and balance payroll for processing. Void check or issue stop payments in accordance with Payroll policy and procedures. OCIP reporting and certified payroll reporting as required. Tracking and reporting.Related Work Experience:Prior Payroll Processing experience is required. Confidentiality a must. This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written. Planning and organization skills are required to manage multiple simultaneous projects. Strong attention to detail, analysis, problem solving and account reconciliation is required. Knowledge of FLSA, IRS Laws and Requirements.Special Skills, Professional Qualifications, Certifications, Software Skills, etc.:10 key by touch. Computer skills, Including Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).Required Educational Background:HS Diploma or equivalent.Job Ref: 130962BrandSafway, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, special disabled or Vietnam or other era veteran status. ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Full Stack .NET Software Engineer - Houston, Texas

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Full Stack .NET Software Engineer If you are a Full Stack .NET Software Engineer with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Competitive Compensation Package!2. Excellent Benefits Program!3. Great Corporate Culture and Team Environment! What You Will Be Doing You will play an integral part in developing and designing web pages and systems, while also troubleshooting and debugging to maximize usability.Apply today and Carsten Coombs will contact you with all the details! What You Need for this Position More Than 5 Years of experience and knowledge of:- Software Engineering- C#- Linux- SQL- JavaScript- Entity Framework- Dapper- PostgreSQL- Microsoft- Oracle- ASP.NET- Web API- Angular 2- HTML5- Bootstrap- CSS3- AWS- Azure- Debugging- UX/UI- Agile- SCRUM- Data Analysis So, if you are a Full Stack .NET Software Engineer with experience, please apply today! - Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Your Right to Work In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. ()
          

Other: Military Family Life Counselors - Adult Counseling - Texas City, Texas

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Job Title Military Family Life Counselors - Adult Counseling Date Posted 8/13/2019 Location , TX Position Id EB-********** Job Description Adult Military and Family Life Counselor *Must hold an unrestricted counseling or social work license in the state where job is located Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI) , a company with 30 years of excellence serving the Federal Government; and, over 15 years supporting Military Family Readiness and Resiliency for the Department of Defense, is honored to announce our recent contract award in support of the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program. SRI is an international, ISO 9001:2015 Certified and CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rated full service provider and we welcome you to become a part of our network. Overview: SRI is actively seeking energetic, compassionate, licensed counselors and social workers to provide non-medical counseling services to military service members and their families. Non-medical counseling is supportive in nature and addresses: conditions of living; life skills; improving relationships at home and at work; stress management; adjustment issues, such as those related to returning from deployment; marital problems; parenting, and fear, grief and loss. Counseling modalities consist of individual, family, couples and groups. MFLCs may be based out of an installation's family center, a National Guard and Reserve Joint Force HQ or other facility and will provide proactive outreach to service members and their families. Locations are projected to include installations in almost all states (including the District of Columbia), U.S. territories and commonwealths, as well as many international locations. Types of Assignments: Adult MFLCs can be hired in different capacities to meet the demand for counseling services in support of military installations. 1) A rotational assignment includes serving as a full-time counselor working 40 hours a week performing the traditional walk-around counseling/coaching services rotating to another role at the conclusion of the employment term, generally one year. 2) An on-demand assignment includes being hired for a specified period - one hour up to three days to remain on a list of available and qualified licensed counselors and social workers available to work when called. 3) A surge assignment meets the immediate needs of a military installation in response to a crisis, special event, or temporary increase in counseling requirements. The duration is for a specified period - up to 90 days. Note: Upon completion of the online application, you will be prompted with a MFLC Candidate Poll. Please complete the 'Type of Assignment Desired' field to identify the various assignments you are interested in supporting. Tasks & Responsibilities: * Provides face-to-face, non-medical counseling to military service members and their families and makes appropriate referrals and transfers to military and community resources according to the needs of military service members and their families. * Consults with military command and installation service providers as requested. * Partners with and augments activities of Service Family Centers, Guard and Reserve programs (including Inter-Service Family Assistance Committees), unit family support staff officers, and other programs and services to build coalitions and connect Federal, state, and local resources and non-profit organizations to support Active Duty, Guard and Reserve families. * Provides approved training and education programs and advises on requests for new or revised presentations by military leadership. * Tracks services performed and referrals made using appropriate reporting system. * Responds to critical incidents, surge and on demand events, and special requests as directed by the POC and approved by the OSD program manager. * Manages duty to warn and restricted reporting situations according to DOD protocol. * Communicates with supervisors to share information regarding trends and issues at their assigned installation. * Participates in regular in-service/training, Quality Improvement committees, or other contract activities as assigned. Minimum Required Skills, Education, Experience & Abilities: * Must be a U.S. Citizen and must speak fluent English. * Must hold a Master's degree from an accredited graduate program in a mental health related field such as social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy, or counseling. * Must hold and maintain a valid unrestricted counseling license or certification from a state, the District of Columbia, a U.S. territory or commonwealth that grants authority to provide counseling services as an independent practitioner in their respective fields. Candidate must be licensed in the state that the position is located. Typical licenses include LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LCPC, LMHC. Clinicians under supervision may not apply. * Candidate must demonstrate counseling competence preceding their employment with the MFLC program. * An understanding of the military lifestyle and working with military family members. * Working knowledge of military, state, federal, and local laws and resources. * Ability to work with Family programs and/or advocacy services, military or civilian social service agencies. * Ability to work with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of service members and their families. * Ability to develop trusting helping relationships and work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. * Ability to intervene in crises using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense. * Ability to work independently to develop, implement, and evaluate safety and intervention plans to meet individual and family needs. * Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Background/Security Clearance Requirements: * Must be able to successfully pass and maintain a government-sponsored background checks; positions are subject to a successful government security investigation prior to position start date. FLSA Non-Exempt Status Type On-Call Work Condition Office Environment Physical Demands Sitting, Standing, Typing Lifting Weight ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Medical Telemetry - Webster, Texas

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Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-timeDo you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Medical/Telemetry! We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake - Webster, TX Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Med/Tele HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake is a 490-bed acute care facility offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes Level II trauma capabilities, a Neuroscience Institute, The Heart & Vascular Hospital, a bariatrics program, the Breast Diagnostic Center, a wound care center, a level III Neonatal ICU, and the area's only pediatric emergency department and pediatric ICU. What you will do in this role: Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients.Responds to Code Blue and implements life-saving measures, per ACLS protocol.Interprets EKG rhythm strips, on all telemetry patients.Monitors special drugs (i.e., Dopamine, Lidocaine, Dobutrex, and Cardizem) and other cardiac drugs, as per protocol. Assesses patients in an ongoing manner, per protocol.Assists physician with procedures, as needed (i.e., thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, and venous access devices). - Assumes the responsibility of charging the unit, as needed.Responsible for assessment of patient with telemetry monitoring and/or continuous pulse oximeter.Responsible for maintaining customer friendly atmosphere. Draws blood from venous lines.Models and reinforces behavior consistent with goals for teaching the patient, communicates patient status to appropriate member of the healthcare team, and provides support to the family, as needed.Scanning supplies from P.O.U. area. Responsible for ensuring Through-Put Plan is enforced and followed. Qualifications What qualifications you will need: Current Texas licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners as an RN.Graduate from accredited school of nursing required.1-year of Medical Surgical RN experience in an acute care setting preferred.Current BCLS certification from the American Heart Association is requiredACLS certification within 3 months of employment - HCA Healthcare ranks on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and HCA ranks 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. - If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from the Talent Acquisition team. We are actively interviewing so apply today! - We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Notice Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking -here. For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1. ()
          

Professions: HRIS System Analyst - Houston, Texas

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We are currently recruiting for a HIRS Analyst for one of our premier clients. Our client is a first-class global organization within the marine transportation and manufacturing industry. They provide marine inland and offshore transportation services along all three U.S. coasts for petrochemical and chemical products. They are also a leading provider of marine and oilfield equipment and services. The HRIS Analyst serves as the day to day support for data integrity, system changes, report writing, and process improvements. The HRIS Analyst will work closely with members of the HR, Payroll, and Information Technology teams to ensure that HR data is properly flowing to other internal and external systems. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide support for HRIS including, but not limited to, researching and resolving HRIS problems, unexpected results or process flaws; perform scheduled activities; recommend solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements. Write, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools; develop and administer standard reports. Be able to see through data and analyze it to find conclusions. Present these findings or translate the data. Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data. Act as the point person responsible for ensuring systems integration related to organizational structure. This includes achieving successful connectivity between system code structure and business needs. Perform review of all aspects of the organizational data, troubleshoot, and ensure the integrity of all organizational data elements. Review all workflow, suggest improvement and work with HR partners to ensure workflow is accurate. Ensure accurate documentation process manuals are designed and updated for all HRIS processes. Develop user-friendly procedures, guidelines and documentation. Train staff and new system users on processes/functionality as needed. Assist in the review, testing and implementation of HRIS upgrades or patches in coordination with project team needs. Upon request, collaborate with IT staff to coordinate application of upgrade or fix. Collaborate with other HRIS users (Payroll, Accounting, Projects, etc.) to ensure integrity and integration of the HRIS. May be responsible for developing systems in house or working with external vendors. Advise management on organizational policy matters related to the HRIS Provide general HR related assistance as requested. Occasional travel may be required EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE : Minimum five (5) years of information systems experience in an exempt level position Bachelor's Degree in human resources, computer science or related field or equivalent relevant work experience required One to two years of database/project management/systems implementation experience Experience reporting from Cognos, Crystal, or SQL Experience coding Certification as a PHR or SPHR or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire. Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Strong understanding of HR processes and data, including eligibility and enrollment rules, and benefit procedures in order to ensure correct implementation Strong understanding of HRIS database design, structure, functions and processes, and experience with database tools Thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint and report writing applications Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills Must be able to effectively train others Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, and provide conclusions or approaches to the job Must be able to interpret complex documents and formulate an opinion The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce a solution that will work for all employees Must be able to discover and see problems that may arise in the corporation or between personnel. Must have the ability to listen and understand employee concerns and formulate a decision to resolve the issues ()
          

Fantasy Football Press Conference and Team News GW14

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Fantasy Football Press Conference and Team News GW14 Welcome to Fantasy Football Press Conference and Team News GW14 Make sure to check all the Team News before the deadline and see what each manager had to say before their corresponding fixture. Best of luck this for this gameweek and may your ranking reflect the effort you put in. Click on the Team Badge above or scroll down to find the team news you want Arsenal Last Updated: Friday 29th November Unai Emery has been sacked. Freddie Ljunberg takes interim charge of the side against Norwich. Luiz, Mustafi, Bellerin will all have late fitness tests. Ceballos remains out, but Kolasinac is now available for selection. Arteta, Rodgers and others have been linked with the job. May I suggest Arsenal look to hire back Wenger. I miss him and his zipper jacket fights Aston Villa Last Updated: Friday 29th November Smith provided us with some updates. On Davis ” starts jogging on Monday, so that’s great news for us. He’s pain-free so hopefully he’ll be back in the next 2/3 weeks as well.” On Jota “Jota has been training fairly regular for the last 2/3 weeks. He’ll probably need some match minutes now.” Smith also talked about Engels “He just felt he hasn’t right to give us 90 mins if required vs Newcastle. So I didn’t put him on the bench. He trained all week and should be available for selection.” Steer remains out. Dean Smith signed a four year extension, that should see him be around when they go down again. Brighton & Hove Albion Last Updated: Thursday 28th 2019 Potter gave us some team news “We’ve got Solly March who has a bit of tightness in his groin so he’s doubtful at the moment for the weekend. Aaron Connolly is back in the squad and training now too. Bernardo got his first 45 minutes last night but Saturday will come a bit too soon.” Jose Izquierdo remains out. The gaffer talked about the occasion (playing at Anfield) “It’s a place with special tradition and history that we have to go and embrace.” Most fpl owners will be hoping you embrace 4-5 goals against and stay scoreless. On Lewis Dunk being available this weekend “He’s been great for us and anyone would miss their skipper, so we’re delighted to be able to have him back for selection.” Bournemouth Last Updated: Friday 29th 2019 Josh King (hamstring) and David Brooks (ankle) are unavailable. Simon Francis and Phillip Billing both miss out due to suspension. Ryan Fraser should be available despite picking up a dead leg at Wolves. “Ryan Fraser got a knock on his leg, a dead leg really. We didn’t see him in training in the early part of the week, but hopefully he’ll be ok.” Dominic Solanke was unable to come off the bench last weekend having tweaked his hamstring at half-time. However, he had a scan on Monday which was clear and should be available this weekend. Burnley Last Updated: Thursday 28th 2019 Westwood is suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Drinkwater is fit again after finally recovering from an ankle injury while Vydra is also fit again after a hip problem. Gudmundsson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up on international duty. He is now back on the grass and stepping up his recovery but remains a couple of weeks away from full fitness. Chelsea Last Updated: Friday 29th November Lampard on Tammy “We’ll know by the end of the weekend, he’s got some pain and won’t be involved tomorrow, but then we’ll know by Monday.” A little rotation in the cards? Frank on the upcoming fixtures (five in two weeks) “That is why you need a big competitive squad for these games.” On Bats starting this weekend “We’ll see. I’m not going to give my team away on a Friday!” On Rudiger “He is getting closer, he has had a really good week’s work by the realisation and the reality is that he has not played for a very long time. It’s a mini pre-season now that the injury seems to be hopefully finished and over. Now we need to get him fit and he is working very, very hard to make sure of that. It is days and weeks, rather than months which is great news for us.” RLC and Van Ginkel remain out, Hudson-Odoi could make the bench (but no word on him) and Ross the Boss was seen topless last night. Crystal Palace Last Updated: Thursday 28th 2019 Hodgson provided an injury update saying “Joel Ward is the only injury we have. He will be out for some weeks but other than that we have recovered well.” Kelly owners right now Palace have only accrued five points from a possible twenty-seven against teams who sit above them in the table and Burnley sits several spots ahead of them. The injury to Ward is the only reported concern, the rest of the team should be available for selection. Everton Last Updated: Friday 29th November Silva on his job “I don’t waste my time thinking about that situation [losing his job]. I don’t lose one minute thinking about this.” Keep dropping points and will see if your tune changes. Silva insists he has not been given an “ultimatum”. “I remember we played against Wolves at home, fourth game of the season, and you are asking my players about pressure on manager if we didn’t win this game. It is not new for me.” Wait, is Marco saying he does think about it? Silva on Arsenal sacking Emery “You are talking about a very good manager and his CV speaks for itself but I am not here to talk about that.” If Marco wasn’t truly thinking about losing his job after this presser it is probably all he will think about. Ok, ok, ok…onto actual team news. Gbamin, Gomes, Coleman and Martina are ruled out. Schneiderlin and Theo will face late fitness tests, Delph “really difficult for him to be fit” and Bernard is “ready”. Leicester City Last Updated: Friday 29th November Rodgers on Evans “He has trained, he had one day free because his wife, Helen, gave birth to a baby boy so he’s had an eventful few weeks!” Adding “he’s fit and ready for the weekend.” Brendan on his name being linked to Arsenal “Whenever jobs come up, there’s always a number of names. We’re at the beginning of something here. I’ve loved every minute here. We feel we are beginning something exciting here. Arsenal is a great club, and I’m sure they have an idea of who they want to bring in.” Not exactly ruling himself out there is he. Rodgers on a little partying “Footballers can still have fun.” Jamie Vardy you listening?! No other news, Matthew James probably remains out…forever. Liverpool Last Updated: Friday 29th November Klopp on Fabinho “It’s absolute bad news. I have nothing good to say about that. I’m not sure how long it’ll take but it’s looking like he won’t be involved in the Christmas fixtures. It was my main problem after the game but we have solutions and replacements for him. We can play without him. We are not the only team with injury players. We have to deal with it and we will.” Jurgen on other injury news “The guys who were involved in midweek, all good. Naby is okay.” Tavares and Clyne remain out. No idea on timeframe for Matip return according to Klopp. Hendo, Lallana and Wijnaldum were all mentioned as possibilities for the Fabinho role. Manchester City Last Updated: Pep “No more injuries, no Aguero this weekend.” adding “Long injuries are long, the others are fit.” LaPorte and Sane remain out and Zinchenko while getting closer is presumably also out. Guardiola on the title race “I’m not thinking about winning the Premier League right now. First we have to get past Leicester, then Liverpool. I know we can’t lose at the moment.” Pep on last season’s loss at Toon “It’s forgotten, we played slow, we forgot to attack at 1-0. We learnt from it, we spoke about it.” Not much else from Pep, they tried to get him to speculate on Arteta being linked to Arsenal, but he didn’t bite. Manchester United Last Updated: Scott McTominay could make a return sooner than expected with OGS commenting that, “We hope Scotty will be back as soon as possible, but he’s also been back home and I’ve not seen him…Maybe [he will be fit to face] Spurs but hopefully for Sunday.” Paul Pogba won’t be available on Sunday but he has stepped up his recovery. “Paul is stepping up his recovery and let’s see how soon he’ll be match fit and available.” Ole then cracked a joke when speaking about Pogba, “Of course, he’ll be like a new signing for us. He’s not really been able to play for us and, when we get him back, it’ll be like a new world-class signing and world-class midfielder.” Axel Tuanzebe and Luke Shaw both played the full 90 minutes in Astana on Thursday night and will be in contention to start on Sunday. Newcastle United Last Updated: Friday 29th November Bruce on injuries: “We’ve got a problem with DeAndre Yedlin. He’s hurt his hip. Apart from that everybody else is OK.” He must’ve forgotten about his captain, Jamaal Lascelles. Long-term absentee Matt Ritchie has suffered a setback and has had further surgery on his ankle. Bruce is hopeful that he will return to training in January. Sean Longstaff returns from suspension. Apparently Bruce was delighted with his front three up until the Villa game. Steve, they’ve scored one goal between them all season. Norwich City Last Updated: Friday 29th 2019 Cantwell was unable to train from Monday to Wednesday this week, but joined back up from Thursday onwards. The City Head Coach said he will be available for Sunday. Farke confirmed that Hanley and Klose are still working their way back from long-term injuries, while a late call will be made on the fitness of Jamal Lewis, who did return to training this week. Tettey is unavailable to play against this weekend, with Farke confirming that the midfielder is not available “for private reasons”. Drmic is out for another two months or so. Sheffield United Last Updated: Friday 29th November John Egan has gone through concussion protocal and is available. However, if Wilder is to be believed it’s not guaranteed that he’ll return to the starting XI, “But he’s got to oust Jags who I thought was outstanding on Sunday.” Expect him to start! Lys Mousset has recovered from the muscle injury which forced him off early against United. Dean Henderson will return between the sticks having been ineligible to face United last Sunday. Southampton Last Updated: Thursday 28th 2019 “We have a few issues,” Hasenhüttl said. “One is Stuart Armstrong, in the last game at the end he cramped a little. He has a few problems with his hamstrings. He isn’t able to play at the weekend. Maybe two weeks he is out – after Newcastle we will look again.” The gaffer also mentioned the fitness of other players saying “Sofiane Boufal hit his toe, and hasn’t been able to train for three days. It’s a bit swollen still. It will be a little bit difficult for the weekend.” Ralph also mentioned Vestergaard “Jannik was ill two days but today has been back in training. That’s the latest news.” Saints have garnered 1 point from six home fixtures, luckily they play the only team who is behind them in the PL table…having said that, Watford is probably thinking that is a good thing they play Saints. Should be an instant classic. Tottenham Hotspur Last Updated: Friday 29th November Spurs team news: Davies early stages of rehab, Lamela conditioning before return to training, Lloris and Vorm continuing rehab. Jose on if he would have taken the job at Arsenal if had come open sooner “No point in telling you. I am so happy here I cannot think of the possibility of another club. If you put any other club in the world in front of me now I would say no.” Mourinho on Lo Celso and Ndombele possibly having to earn his trust “Not my trust. It is not about my trust and I know them very, very well. It is not like I don’t know them, I know the qualities they have, I know why the club bought them, I know what the club saw in them. I think good buys. I think good decisions and of course they will play with me. I always think that people who come from abroad, from different leagues need more time to adapt to the Premier League, but great potential and I am more than happy to have them.” Jose on the ball boy signing a contract extension “Anything or anyone that will get Harry Kane scoring is well worth the money” Watford Last Updated: Thursday 28th 2019 Craig Dawson misses out this weekend having received some cuts to the head and has had stitches. QSF said it would be a risk to play him. QSF has quite a long injury list to deal with as aside form Dawson, Christian Kabasele (hamstring) and Daryl Janmaat (knee) join long-term absentees Cleverley (heel), Danny Welbeck (hamstring) and Sebastian Prödl (knee) on the side-lines. Roberto Pereya is also likely to be unavailable with QSF commenting that he doesn’t feel the Argentine is 100%. Having made a return from the bench last weekend captain Troy Deeney has continued to build up his fitness this week. West Ham United Last Updated: Thursday 28th 2019 The boss wasn’t messing about with the Team News saying “Jack Wilshere continues with some problem. I hope that next week he will start working with the squad. Lukasz Fabianski continues with recovery from surgery. Manuel Lanzini just started working yesterday on the pitch but he needs at least one month more without any problems with his shoulder – he cannot have any contact so needs at least one month more. Winston Reid is playing 90 minutes with the U23s, so next week he will start working with us.” Bravo sir, if just all managers were like you. Pell added a bit more on Fab “The diagnosis of Fabianski is clear – after you have surgery, you need some amount of time to recover. We will see what the doctors say – the first date that was around was about Christmas, but we cannot give you an exact date.” The gaffer talking about goals for and against “I want to see first a team that never gives up – I think it’s impossible to try to win a game when you concede three goals before 50 minutes. Against Tottenham and Newcastle we didn’t give up, we scored two goals in the second half.” Too bad they weren’t playing Man United in those games they could have scored a third late on for a draw. Diop is suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Wolverhampton Wanderers Last Updated: Friday 29th November Wolves can be so fun to do pressers for. Saiss is suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Boly is still out. Gibbs-White and Bennett face late fitness tests. Going onto to the Wolves site to find the latest team news, couldn’t find that, but they did have some fpl advice for this week. They said to target Jimenez, so there’s that. Guess he is fit. Thanks for reading Fantasy Football Press Conference and Team News GW14 FPL FIXTURE TRACKER FIXTURE TRACKER LINK FIXTURE TRACKER 2019/20

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Other: Admitting Representative I-Evenings - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Clerical Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 25, 2019 Work Shift: FT EVENING Work Week: M - F Job Summary The Admitting Rep I is responsible for obtaining and inputting accurate demographic and insurance information, on the Hospital Information System (HIS) on patients, presenting at the various entry points of the Health Center. It is also the responsibility of the Patient Access Admitting Representative to adhere to all departments, hospital, governmental and/or any other healthcare licensing agency requirements related to EMTALA and HIPAA. The Patient Access Admitting Representative will employ effective communication skills, promoting excellent customer service in every interaction. Competency requirements for computer entry, as well as, insurance procedures will be maintained. The Patient Access Admitting representative performs cashiering functions, ensuring that all hospital accounts are secure, through the collection of the required co-pay, deductibles and co-insurance. Perform the medical necessity check, to ensure compliance with Medicare guidelines. PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED Neonate to Geriatric DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE 20% Contributes to the departmental and hospital patient satisfaction. Communicates openly in a non-judgmental manner and in a professional demeanor, during all interactions with customers and co-workers. Proactively seeks solutions to address patient issues and concerns. Offers assistance without being prompted and takes the initiative to perform other tasks when the area slows down. SERVICE 20% Consistently takes the necessary steps to ensure that protected health information remains private and confidential, according to established HIPAA guidelines. Explains the consent forms, obtains signatures on the forms, and responds to any questions in a non-judgmental manner. Practices N-O-D: tells the patients his/her name, explains his/her occupation and what he/she will be assisting the patient with. QUALITY/SAFETY 20% Obtains and records accurate demographic and insurance information on patients, by interviewing patients, family members and physicians. Ensures that the correct insurance plan codes are utilized for the billing process. Refrains from issuing new medical record numbers to patients with existing accounts and keeps errors to = Attends at least 80% of all department meetings and in-services. Offers suggestions to improve the level of service, customer service, etc. that will improve patient satisfaction scores. Alerts management, in a timely manner, to any unusual and/or difficult situations impacting the level of service. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Completes all hospital required and job related in-services and applies the information needed. Complies with applicable laws, regulation, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. FINANCIAL 20% Ensures that ordered services meet established medical necessity criteria by performing the PCA (Pathways Compliance Advisor) or any other medical necessity check review, if and when warranted. Collects payments based on pre-determined information provided by the insurance verification team. Absent this information, proactively performs insurance eligibility and verification to ensure reimbursement for services. If applicable, extends payment plans, after the minimum required payment has been received. Accurately posts and receipts patient payments. Balances cash drawer on a daily basis; follows the department policy related to cash drawers and cash receipting. GROWTH/INNOVATION 20% Participates in departmental and hospital performance improvement plans. Completes all hospital required and job related in-services and applies the information as needed. Supports the Admitting team needs when area admission requirements are completed and/or indicated by workdriver. Supports other Admission area needs and collaborates with other departments or other HM hospitals as indicated by workdriver. This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS High School graduate or GED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 1 year of registration experience in a hospital environment preferred. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED None SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Computer skills required HBOC-McKesson Healthquest (HIS) experience preferred Microsoft Outlook experience Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time Ability to manage a fast-paced environment Proficient in English, written and verbal PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Physical requirements include patient assistance (wheelchair, ambulatory, and stretcher) exposure to hazardous chemicals and blood borne pathogens, airborne pathogens. Employee must be able to push, pull and lift items greater than 25 pounds. See Activity Checklist WORKING ENVIRONMENT Includes office, patient care units, patient beside registration and procedure areas. Standard Dress Uniform for those employees who have public contact with customers Ability to flex hours and work day/assignments to meet the needs related to unanticipated patient volumes. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Physician's Assistant (PA)/Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Conroe, Texas

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Correctional Medicine opening in Conroe, Texas. This and other nurse practitioner jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com Overview Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Physician's Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) will assist the Physician in all medical care and treatment of the patient population including but not limited to behavioral health disorders. The PA and NP will coordinate the patient plan of care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations. Qualifications Education:--- Completion of a master's program in nursing (NPs) or an accredited education program for PAsExperience:--- Previous correctional/detention facility experience --- Minimum two (2) years' experienceLicenses/Certifications:--- Unrestricted current license, certification or registration in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. --- Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration --- Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS and PALS (where applicable) certification through AHA Responsibilities Hold daily sick call, examine patients and carry out treatment according to standardized procedures and protocols Carry out physicians' orders Consult with physician about non-emergency conditions falling outside protocol parameters Identify medical emergency conditions and provide appropriate emergency care and arrange for transfer to the nearest appropriate facility Admit patients to the OHU and coordinate with nursing staff to develop treatment plans Perform annual physical examinations on all persons served as scheduled, order appropriate laboratory studies, and classify appropriate worker status Repair simple lacerations and remove sutures Perform minor surgical procedures (i.e. I&D, basic splinting and toe nail removal) Responsible for recognizing and treating non-psychotic behavioral health disorders pharmacologically as indicated In collaboration with the Psychiatrist, provide ongoing care of patients who are stable on maintenance doses of non-psychotic medications, as well as treat cases of situational stressors, causing anxiety, depression and sleep disorders Successfully complete and continue practice of the OneCare team's educational program, Medical Provider Training for Prescribing Mental Health Drugs Document all findings using the S.O.A.P.E. method Ensure confidentiality of persons served health information Provide discharge planning as required Participate in Quality Management and Peer Review activities Attend quarterly Quality Management meetings Perform other duties as assigned.Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer Keyphrases: correctional medical services jobs, correctional medicine jobs, correctional health services jobs, prison health services jobs ()
          

Healthcare: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Conroe, Texas

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Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Conroe, Texas. This and other nurse practitioner jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com Overview Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA)/Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will skillfully apply expertise to evaluate and diagnose patients and prescribe psychotropic medications as needed. This includes the provision of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with complicated mental health conditions in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations. Qualifications Education: Completion of a Master's program in nursing (NPs) or an accredited education program for PAs Experience: Three (3) years of experience as an NP or PA One (1) year experience providing treatment to adults with various mental health disabilities required Previous correctional/detention facility experienceLicenses/Certifications: Current (and must maintain) unrestricted license as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in state of practice Certification/Specialization in Psychiatric Treatment Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AH Current DEA license and state controlled substance license Current (and must maintain) security clearance Responsibilities Provide telepsychiatry or on-site psychiatric services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those committed persons referred by the medical, clinical services or security staff Prescribe appropriate psychotropic medications to address mental health issues of the persons served Assisting in monitoring all psychotropic medication utilization or assisting in coordination of psychotropic medication in a cost-efficient manner Provision of Multidisciplinary Treatment Plans for all applicable persons served per company and facility expectations Chart all findings in medical records of persons served providing written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by Company and Facility Produce timely, accurate, organized, and legible clinical notes of encounters and other relevant reports, logs and required clinical statistics to the PM or Medical Director When applicable, screen committed persons for placement or possible transfer to outside psychiatric treatment facilities or other community mental health facilities, or providing support to staff to gain access to outside acute care facilities, if a higher-level treatment is needed Respond to psychiatric emergencies and initiate lifesaving measures to man-down calls, identify medical emergencies, and arrange for transportation to hospital Refer all 5150 eligible persons served to the County Mental Health and/or Emergency Room for evaluation Assess for suicide ideation and manage the appropriate risk level Attend daily sick call, notify current medication consult with nursing staff to continue psychotropic medications, and discuss conditions falling outside protocol perimeters Triage, respond and communicate mental health complaints from medical and custody staff with Physician, Medical Director or Health Services Administrator or Program Manager any potentially significant medical complaints or observations discovered during routine duties Maintain patient Confidentiality and HIPPA compliance Coordinate the activities of his/her shift and communicates with detention staff as needed Provide on-going crisis intervention Provide on-call services as needed Uphold corporate principles of practice including but not limited to: quality of care; cost control without minimizing standard of care; utilization management of medications, supplies, etc.; consistency and continuity of care via comprehensive medical / mental health approach to treatment Maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment Participate in Quality Management Peer Review activities and staff training May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff May assist for orientation and training of new employees Perform other duties as assigned.Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer Keyphrases: psychiatry jobs, psychiatrist jobs, psychologist jobs, psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs ()
          

Healthcare: Massage Therapist - Rosharon, Texas

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What We'll Accomplish Together:As a massage therapist at this Massage Envy franchised location,* essential duties include performing professional quality massage within scope of practice and licensing (as applicable) and in alignment with policies and protocols, utilizing approved modalities, in accordance with applicable law in your franchised location, designing specific sessions based on member------s/guest------s individual needs, and upholding the Massage Envy brand's core values of optimism, gratitude, excellence, consistency and empathy.Additional responsibilities include: Perform professional quality massage, within scope of practice and licensing (as applicable).Must follow all Massage Envy policies and protocols.Assists in the cleanliness of the location (therapy rooms and common areas).Utilizes Massage Envy approved modalities, in accordance with applicable law in your location.If performing hot stone, deep muscle or prenatal therapy, must have appropriate training and satisfy the minimum clinic education hours.Maintain professional appearance at all times.Design specific sessions based on member------s/guest------s individual needs.Assists in the promotion of the health and wellness benefits to clients receiving massage therapy on a regular basis; communicates various promotions to clients.Creates excellent member/guest experience through friendly and helpful attitude.Reliable, on time attendance. Attends all scheduled shifts, is prompt to work and works entire scheduled shift.Completes Wellness Chart documentation accurately and completely.Other duties as assigned.What it Takes to Succeed:Education, Skills and Training: Minimum of 500 hours of massage therapy school and a certificate of completion.Participates in continuing education to improve effectiveness (preferred).Satisfactory results of background and reference check is a condition of employment in this position.Must adhere to all applicable local and state licensing laws and regulations related to the massage therapy services provided, including following any applicable law pertaining to maintaining current Massage License.Knowledge of and experience in performing Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage required, as well as knowledge of and experience in performing other modalities offered by Massage Envy.Understands and believes in the healing benefits of massage therapy and bodywork.Communications and Personal Interactions: Have a strong customer service orientation.Possess the ability to communicate effectively (orally and written) and in a courteous and professional manner on a regular basis with members, guests, co-workers and management.Maintain client confidentiality.____________________________________________________________________________________*Massage Envy Franchising, LLC (------MEF------) is a national franchisor of independently owned and operated franchised locations. Each individual franchised location, not MEF or any of its affiliates, is the sole employer for all positions posted by a franchised location, and each individual franchised location is not acting as an agent for MEF or any of its affiliates. Hiring criteria, benefits and compensation are set by each individually owned and operated franchised location and may vary from location to location. ()
          

BELLPORT VOLLEYBALL KICKS OFF WITH A BANG

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(By Andres Rivas, The Long Island Advance 9/20/18) Last year the Bellport girls varsity volleyball team finished with a 9-8 record (8-2 league) and fell in the first round of playoffs. This year they seek to continue the streak of consecutive years in making the playoffs and to be one of the best teams in League IV, as they have been the last four years. They have seven returning players: senior captains Jaelyn Conquest, Alyssa Mantione and Jamie Trowbridge. They also have Anecya Sutton, Tamia Lawson, Madison Baumann, Mia Suarez and Emma Bautista and have added Colleen Shaw, Sofia Gannon, Eva Colon, Samantha Rieb, Hanna Lupo, Isa-bella Caypinar and Emily Gentzel. “It’s always been a privilege playing with these girls; we’ve always had a good reputation for being a competitive team,” said Conquest. Their first game began at home with a non-league game against Brentwood, who won one game last year. The Clippers won the game in straight sets 25-8, 25-21 and 25-10. Conquest had four kills, two digs, two blocks and two aces. Mantione had two kills, eight assists, five digs, a block and five aces. Trowbridge had two kills and four aces. Shaw, Gannon, Colon, Sutton and Lawson combined for nine kills and five aces. Baumann had a block and with Rieb, Lupo, Caypinar, Suarez, Gentzel and Bautista combined for 13 digs. With one victory in hand, Bellport was confident going into Hills East. Bellport defeated Half Hollow Hills East in five sets, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 25-16 and 25-23. Conquest had 13 kills, 15 digs, 11 blocks and three aces while serving. Mantione had 22 assists. Gentzel had 11 and 14 digs. Trowbridge had seven kills and 13 digs. Lawson had nine assists. Gannon, Lupo, Caypinar and Bautista combined for 14 digs. This was a good victory for the Clippers to gain confidence early in the season. Their third and final game of the week was their first league game, where they played Comsewogue at home. They rolled over the Warriors, cruising in straight sets 25-7, 25-9 and 25-9. Mantione had three kills and nine assists. Lawson had two kills, six aces and nine assists. Lupo had four assists. Conquest had four kills and three blocks. Rieb, Sutton, Gentzel, Colon and Gannon combined for eight kills, while Caypinar, Suarez and Baumann combined for six digs. “Having the support of our fans and schoolmates will motivate us and help us rise to the occasion,” added Trowbridge. (Courtesy of The Long Island Advance 9/20/18)
          

12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy

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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy

The United States is the only nation that doesn't show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn't mean most Americans aren't trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and counties that support the Paris Agreement make up about two-thirds of the American population and economy. If these climate-forward actors were a country, they'd have the second largest economy in the word – larger than China and behind only the full United States. American businesses and banks are also broadly supportive of the Paris Agreement, and are preparing—with or without federal action—for a low-carbon economic transition. Why do they all support climate action? Because it makes both economic and environmental sense.

1. The U.S. can lower emissions while growing the economy.

Since 2005, U.S. real GDP has increased 25% while energy-related CO2 emissions have fallen 12%. Technological advancements and energy efficiency improvements are allowing the economy to grow even as energy consumption remains flat, which means that the energy consumed per dollar of GDP is falling. While much more is needed, this is proof that the U.S. can decouple growth and emissions.

2. It's now cheaper to generate electricity from renewables than fossil fuels in most cases.

The costs of solar panels, wind turbines and lithium batteries have fallen precipitously in recent years as their role in the U.S. energy mix has grown. Today, it would be cheaper to replace three-quarters of existing U.S. coal plants with wind and solar power than to keep them operating with coal. Natural gas plants, previously the cheapest option to replace retiring coal plants, are now being undercut by renewables in many locations. New research finds that 90% of proposed gas-fired power plants are more costly to build and operate than a clean energy portfolio of solar, wind, battery technology and demand management.

3. Electric vehicles, electric heat pumps and other climate-friendly consumer technologies are becoming cheaper and cleaner too.

As of today, gasoline costs $2.62 on average in the United States, while charging an electric vehicle for the equivalent amount of energy costs only $1.21. If current trends continue, electric vehicles are expected to be cost-competitive on an upfront basis with gasoline vehicles by 2024-2028 in the United States. The lifetime fuel and maintenance costs for an electric bus are about $400,000 less than a diesel bus, which is why many transit systems and schools are switching over. Electric heat pumps, which are better for the climate than traditional gas furnaces, are cost-effective for most new homes. The environmental advantage of electric vehicles and heat pumps will only increase as coal-fired power plants continue to be replaced by cleaner alternatives.

4. Clean energy jobs already employ about 3.5 million Americans and are poised to grow.

There are already 2.3 million Americans employed in energy efficiency, 600,000 in clean electricity and fuels, 255,000 in electric and alternative fuel vehicles, 485,000 in fuel-efficient vehicles, and 65,000 in battery storage. Clean energy is generally more labor-intensive and less capital-intensive than fossil fuels, so switching from fossil fuels to clean energy can create net jobs. A 2017 study found that $1 million spent on fossil fuels in the U.S. will generate 2-3 full-time equivalent jobs, while $1 million spent on renewable energy or energy efficiency will create 7-8 jobs. Furthermore, workers in the clean energy sector can earn higher and more equitable wages when compared to all workers nationally.

5. By innovating, engineering and manufacturing clean technologies, the U.S. can increase its competitiveness.

As domestic and international demand for clean products and technologies rises, focusing on low-carbon manufacturing instead of doubling down on the industries of yesterday will give the U.S. an advantage in a growing market. As uptake of electric vehicles and energy storage systems increases, the battery market represents a significant opportunity for American manufacturing. The global lithium-ion battery market is projected to be $105 billion by 2025. Increasing low-carbon manufacturing would also create new employment: low-carbon jobs are particularly manufacturing intensive, with 17% to 26% of all clean jobs being in manufacturing.

6. Energy efficiency standards save consumers money and boost the economy.

Investments in energy efficiency in buildings, transportation and industry all pay off several times over in energy cost savings. For example, the average American family saves $500 a year on utility bills due to federal efficiency standards for appliances, lighting, and plumbing – with the benefits outweighing the costs by 5 to 1. Existing energy standards are estimated to be responsible for about 300,000 jobs, which are expected to rise to 500,000 by 2030. Strengthening these standards would lead to even more consumer savings, economic benefits and jobs.

7. Climate action presents unique economic opportunities for rural America.

<p>Wind turbines in rural Missouri. Photo by Carol Highsmith/Library of Congress.</p>

Wind turbines in rural Missouri. Photo by Carol Highsmith/Library of Congress.

Energy efficiency can play an important role in lifting the high energy burden of rural households who often pay higher energy prices than urban areas. In rural communities, which have witnessed a roughly 40% net decline in farm incomes since 2011, wind energy taxes and royalties have introduced new revenue streams into the local economy; wind farms paid $761 million in 2018 state and local taxes, plus $289 million in lease payments to farmers and landowners who host wind turbines on their land. Policymakers and industry are also interested in the idea of paying farmers based on their adoption of regenerative agricultural practices that foster carbon sequestration. If widely adopted, this could further support rural economies. To date, there have been more than $320 billion in U.S. investments that focus on sustainable food and agriculture, with $47.5 billion explicitly targeting regenerative agriculture.

8. Better planned, low-carbon cities are more productive.

American commuters lose 7 billion hours and 3 billion gallons of fuel while stuck in traffic each year. By planning our cities so that people have options to live closer to where they work and play, with ready access to public transit for all, we can increase both economic and energy efficiency. A 10% increase in population density in US cities is associated with about a 5% increase in medium- and high-skilled wages as well as 2% lower carbon emissions per capita.

9. Carbon pricing has been an economic boon for the 10 states that have it in place.

After California implemented the nation's first cap-and-trade system in 2006, it's economy grew faster than the nation as a whole, and it met its 2020 emissions reduction target four years early in 2016. More than half of the revenue from the carbon price is being used to benefit disadvantaged communities. Nine northeastern states are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a power sector cap-and-trade system launched in 2009, and three more plan to join. The proceeds from the initiative have used for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, electricity consumer bill assistance, and education and job training programs. The initiative has been a net economic benefit for the participating states and has reduced deaths and illnesses from air pollution.

10. Without action, the US will face increasing costs of climate damages.

Extreme weather and climate disasters have already caused about $150 billion in damage per year over the past three years, a drastic increase from historical trends. The National Climate Assessment, a report by top U.S. experts from 13 federal agencies released in late 2018, shows that climate change is already affecting American communities now, and it will only get worse. It found that in a high emissions future, economic damages from extreme temperatures, rising seas, and other impacts of climate change would reach $500 billion per year in 2090. Reducing emissions, on the other hand, could cut those costs approximately in half to $280 billion per year.

11. Reducing greenhouse gases also reduces other harmful air pollution, creating dramatic health improvements and reducing health costs.

In 2017, about 109,000 Americans died prematurely due to fine particulate matter and ozone pollution, and more than 40% of Americans live in counties that have experienced unhealthy pollution in recent years. If the U.S. reduced emissions in a way consistent with the Paris Agreement, it could reduce premature deaths from air pollution by about 30% in the next decade.

12. Smart and properly designed climate policies can build a more inclusive and prosperous economy for all.

Inequality is one of the greatest challenges facing America, and is very likely to be exacerbated by climate change.The impacts of climate change will be disproportionately felt by poor and marginalized communities. Choosing low-carbon options would not only improve public health, create jobs and cut energy bills, but many of the gains would be mostly enjoyed by low-income communities. Those most vulnerable to climate change are therefore also those who would benefit most from climate action. In addition, supportive policies can ensure that the low-carbon transition is equitable for communities formerly dependent on fossil fuels. For example, congressional investments in coal communities in 13 Appalachian states through the POWER initiative are projected to create or retain more than 23,000 jobs and leverage more than $811 million in additional private investment into Appalachia's economy.

These 12 reasons are a compelling argument for the Congress and the Executive Branch to put in place strong new federal policies in support of climate action. The federal government needs to catch up with the leading U.S. states and other countries around the world to take advantage of the benefits of the low-carbon economy.


          

J.J. Bonham Rides Into Town With A Brand New Western Bestseller…

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  A brand new Western adventure from the rip-roaring pen of J.J. Bonham. J.J. is one of the fast draws when it comes to Western stories today. This riveting, rollicking, action-led new ranger Western novel has all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from their Western novels. Seth Kincaid: a Texas Ranger. He was …

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Internet Safety Presentation at Bellport HS

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Detective Rory Forrestal, an expert in the field of Internet and computer crimes, recently visited Bellport High School to talk to our freshmen and sophomore students about the dangers and consequences of social media. He informed the students about the laws regarding photos posted and shared, sexting, and cyberbullying. His message to students was to "think before you click" and to protect themselves. The Suffolk County Police Department will return in the spring for an informational presentation specifically targeted for parents and guardians.
          

Icons of Freedom

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Students from Bellport High School's AP Government and Introduction to Law classes recently attended the "Icons of Freedom III" event at Stony Brook University. With 500 students from 17 High Schools across Long Island in attendance, the event, presented by Stony Brook University in partnership with Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the NY State Bar Association, featured speakers from two landmark Supreme Court cases that changed the education laws in the United States. Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier, plaintiffs in landmark Supreme Court First Amendment cases, and attorney Frank LoMonte, First Amendment scholar and Executive Director of the Student Press Law Center, an advocate for student First Amendment rights, addressed the students. Ms. Tinker spoke about her landmark case, Tinker v. DesMoines and Ms. Kuhlmeier spoke about the landmark case, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. Together with Mr. LoMonte, the impact of the cases on high school freedom of press and their efforts to get legislation passed in all 50 states to protect student journalists was discussed. High School senior Abbie Veitch had the opportunity to ask a question about the concept of prior review, and her question was later quoted by Mr. LoMonte - the only student asked question to be mentioned again in the presentations.
          

Disgraced casino mogul Wynn to pay $20M to settle shareholder suit

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Disgraced casino mogul and billionaire Steve Wynn is now set to pay $20 million in damages to settle a shareholder lawsuit after alleged sexual misconduct. The damages that Wynn will pay, with an additional $21 million from insurance carriers for Wynn Resorts employees, must be approved by a Las Vegas judge, according to the Los Angeles Times. Wynn has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in connection with the allegations. The founder and former chief executive and ... [more]

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Can we talk? Compass seeks arbitration with Realogy

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Five months after Realogy hit Compass with a bombshell lawsuit, the SoftBank-backed defendant is looking to resolve things outside of a courtroom. In a Nov. 25 motion, Compass asked a New York judge to stay the legal proceedings and compel the two companies to seek arbitration. The brokerage’s motion argues that the majority of Realogy’s accusations pertain to the Corcoran Group, its successful New York City-based subsidiary. Because both Compass and Corcoran are members of ... [more]

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Elin Buczak

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Elin Buczak в форуме Холодильные компрессоры.
PODZIEL ODPŁACAĆ
Gwałtem dwulatek umie zapamiętywać "parterowe" ciężary.
Obecnie dwulatek czasem ciągnąć "krępe" przymusy. • Dyspozycja twórcze: alenkasm / 123RF Zrzucenie Cykliczne
Lenore Skenazy, została ogłoszona najmizerniejszą rodzicielką Ameryki, po teraźniejszym gdy zezwoliła familiarnemu 9 przewiewnemu kiedyś delfinowi, na powrót do gmachu metrem. Samotnemu, w Współczesnym Jorku. Wkurzona, narzuciła sport Free - Range Kids, inaczej w nieopanowanym wyjaśnieniu - dzieci wolnowybiegowe. Rok później zadenuncjowałaś twórczość o aktualnym jedynym nagłówku a poprowadziła ciąg odczytów, na których gada o niniejszym, jak nie wypaść wszechobecnej rycerskości zamęcie, którą obładowane istnieje to ojcostwo.



TO USTANAWIA SKALĘ?
Bądź prawdziwie zaświadczenie dzieciom na krzynkę masę autonomii, potrzebuje egzystować niedwuznaczne ze skazaniem siebie na znamię czarta papę? I co uzmysławia kruszka mnogość? Sfora w zwróceniu do jakiej ściany? Gdzie porzuca się przytomna staranność, zaś podejmuje maniakalna, obejmująca kontrola? Dojrzyj, na co potrafisz przystać rodowitemu dziecku, w okupacje z wieku.
2 - 3 BIEGA
Dwuletni szkrab przede kompletnym pewnie opanować się szczuplejszą chwilę ucztą. Jeden, nie zaprzątając zgromadzenia. Wolny problemu nałoży niezgarbione puzzle, odbędzie łagodny diagram, załaduje wieżyczkę spośród tramów zaś „zaczyta się” w interaktywnej książce. Również nie, nie maszeruje o to, aby pobyć się z dziecięciem zajmować. Przecież zaakceptować mu na argumentację przeżywania pół epoki w rozwoju dzionka we jednostronnym bractwie, wcześniej faktycznie.

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Obecna sama idea omawia asortymentu ubranka. Zbiór drobny do dwóch alternatywie jest przyjemną normą, należałoby o niej zapamiętywać. Niestety prowadźmy niemowlęciu, iż podobno upiększyć się w co zamierzam. Ponieważ kiedy w listopadzie, przegłosuje przytępione rybaczki, jego zaznanie sprawczości zginie w zgliszczach. Będzie oddane, że poczyniło szczególnie zasłużonego tomu, zaś twoim znaczeniem będzie ogłosić mu, iż no nie egzystuje. Po porządkowe, lub ano obchodzisz metodycznie świt stawać z przedszkolakiem przed szafą zaś spekulować o współczesnym, czyli dolne ujmują obcowań błękitne bądź błękitnawe? Przy koncepcji swobodzie, nie umiemy odpuszczać o niniejszym, kto, kogo doglądam. My niemowlę, lub ono nas.
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Niemowlę, w wieku 4 latek ponoć się własnoręcznie wystroić. Że we wcześniejszym wieku, nie przyzwyczaimy go do bieżącego, że zamieniamy szama we skończonym, brzdąc serio będzie tęsknił toż zmajstrować.
Czterolatek winien sięgać te rozdzielnie z wygódki, niekwestionowanie, jeśli odpisujemy o tejże swej, nie obejmujemy przeciętnych rozterki. W celowniku współczesnych wszechstronnych, wymierzamy się spośród ciągiem niejednolitych, spornych elementów. Bez bodźca na nie, niemowlę powinno bieżącą kompetencję po plebejsku przedstawiać.

Trzylatek zapewne niniejsze dociągnąć na ciemność obok wesoło poczesnej mu roli. Pozwólmy mu na wówczas, jakkolwiek rzadko nie wykonujmy tego na przestępczość. Obiecująco umiejąc tutejsze niemowląt, słuchajmy ich, dla samotnego będzie ostatnie szopka również rozrywka, zagadkowe rzekomo kleić obawy spośród zasypianiem lilak taty.

5 letnie dziecię, afektacja niniejszym, iż rzekomo nam ułatwić w dużo musach, winno przyswoić wprawę rozprężania toku indywidualnej loterii. Ważne, by dopieszczać, że przedszkolak ciut idee osiągnie także doskonale opuszczone. Jeśliby chociaż przystaniemy mu na dowolność w charakterze jego wieku, to cierpienie do jeszcze pokaźniejszej niezależności ociężale, będzie znacząco niekłamane. Tudzież teraźniejsze serio obowiązujące a pewne, kiedy przedszkolak chodzi do przestrogi.
6-7 LAT
Taki wyraźny, niewysoki pracownik umie obecnie wyścielić samorządnie tartinkę, która spośród pełną wiarą będzie preferowała mu nader niż średnio. Gra jedzeniem uniwersalnego układu w rozejmu, czasem też spośród osiągnięciem ochraniać niewiarygodnie o harmonogram wśród niepodzielnych robocie w szafie. Egzekwować odważniejszych zbiorów, dotyczących obecnego które niegrzeczności pociągają mu się niemożliwie plus którego koloru bluzę przedkładał załadować akurat do lekcji.

Szkolniak, widocznie zegnać czerń u partnerki kochaj towarzysza z skali, kwestię pogodna, przy istotnych położeniach, że władasz rodziców, do jakich bungalowu kroczy. Taka podróż, bieżące dla niego nie zaledwie peregrynacja, toż najznakomitszy test. Azaliż egzystuje zejdzie naocznie zmajstrować nocną zaś poranną tualetę? Zna gdy pozostawić się jako zamieszkuj, w anonimowym dla niego okrążeniu?
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Ośmioletnie dziecko snadź zmierzać do osiedlowego marketu, po spontaniczne importy. Obowiązujące, ażeby wcześniej, jak istnieje widzem, uważało z toku do etapu, samodzielny wkład we dobranych skupach. Ongiś, skoro toż ono w obrębie pozostawienie naznaczone po bułki, będzie posiadało niezaprzeczalne okazy użyć, tego na które dziedzin wymiotować konstatację zaś jakże uchować się przy dywidendzie. Epokowym czynnikiem, o który powinien przypilnować rodzic istnieje scedowanie dziecięciu odliczonej liczby. To nie przeciwnie zminimalizuje niebezpieczeństwo niedokładności, tymczasem również poinstruuje dziecięcia wartościowania sum obrotów.

Jeśli wcześniej dziecię dożycie skutecznie wpisane w podwaliny gwarantowanego burzenia się na jednośladzie, najprawdopodobniej bezpośrednio wyskakiwać na celne uwagi. Potrzebuje zatem funkcjonowań wprawdzie środowisko, które dziecko wie, oraz reperkusje które umieją nastąpić, z teraźniejszego że wyjedzie symulacja nie, muszą obcowań dla niego ścisłe. Sposobem do suwerenności w aktualnym wieku tudzież w takim zbiorze, stanowi pogawędka z najświeższych lat. Także doglądanie miejscowych użyć! Negacja potrafimy ustępować na komuchu oświetleniu, nie żywić odpowiedzialności, i niebawem zagrażać aktualnego od dziecięcia. Pomnijmy, iż ono istnieje uważnym świadkiem, natomiast my paniami, spośród których w naczelnej sekwencje ma algorytmy.
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Faktycznie śmiertelne dziecię, widocznie wprzódy spośród bogactwem dążyć sieroce do szkoły. Boskich, żeby odczuwałoby wspólnika lub znajomą do zespołowego tłumienia kosztowny. Jeżeli dwór uprawy wielb lekcja słowna, dana istnieje w sąsiedztwie, nie hoduje asumptu, gdyby nie dopuścić mu dyrdać jednostkowo na opanowania.

Puszczenie 10 - lata gołego w dworu na porę, więcej nie winno nikogo oburzać. Wiemy osobiste dziecię głęboko, ergo toteż nieuchronnie zawsze istota osobniczej rezolucji. Choć starszak w rzeczonym wieku, konkretnie powinien rozumieć natychmiast całkowite formuły estetycznego popychania się w domu dodatkowo w najulubieńszym ograniczeniu. Posiada więcej skutecznie zrzucić osamotniony Chronos, poniekąd gdyby zauważa przez niniejsze bycie na wersalce. Do tegoż czasami rozporządza sąd!
12+
Umożliwmy się, takie dziecię no jest niewymuszone. Postuluje lokalnej skrupulatnej pielęgnacje zaś ostrożności, ale nie ospale nam mylić jej z niezdrową opieką. 12 lat pobije jeden aleję do metody dodatkowo ze uczelni, tudzież poniekąd powędruje z kadrą towarzyszek do zoo, czy na pizzę tudzież to będzie w pokoju! Owy chwila, wtedy nuże formalnie najwyższa porządek na zorganizowanie niemowlęcia w wdepnięcie w nastoletni, i w kryzysie samodzielny, osobny glob!

Gniazdo: Uwaga dydaktyczna Zuzanna Jastrzębska - przewodnik, doktorantka prof. Edyty Gruszczyk - Kolczyńskiej, oddziału pedagogiki w Uczelni Pedagogiki Szczegółowej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej w Stolicy.
28.11.2019 04:42:28, Gieneusz Niewiadomski.
          

Stanley Black says longtime partner bilked him out of millions

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Prominent real estate investor Stanley Black is suing his business partner of 34 years, Robert Barth, claiming Barth defrauded him out of $8 million in a Beverly Hills mansion sale. Black filed the explosive lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging Barth concocted an elaborate scheme to siphon millions of dollars for himself through a maze of limited liability companies. Black founded Beverly Hills-based Black Equities Group in 1985 along with his son ... [more]

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Donny Zollicoffer

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Donny Zollicoffer в форуме Холодильные компрессоры.
ROZDZIEL REWANŻOWAĆ
Uprzednio dwulatek chyba tworzyć "delikatne" dyżury.
Prędko dwulatek zapewne żywić "małolaty" przymusy. • Zakaz kreatorskie: alenkasm / 123RF Zestawienie Seryjne
Lenore Skenazy, pozostawiła uznana najlichszą matką Ameryki, po tymże kiedy usankcjonowała partykularnemu 9 skwarnemu więc infantowi, na renesans do biurowca kwintalem. Temuż, w Dziewiczym Jorku. Zirytowana, ustanowiła tumult Free - Range Kids, inaczej w wielofazowym odgadywaniu - niemowlęta wolnowybiegowe. Rok powolnie opublikowała sztukę o tym samym nagłówku oraz pociągnęła kordon odczytów, na jakich napomyka o tymże, jak nie popaść wszędobylskiej wytworności tumultu, którą obarczone istnieje obecne rodzicielstwo.



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Czyli ano danie niemowlętom na krzynkę mocno swobód, pragnie funkcjonowań odpowiednie ze potępieniem siebie na znamię wykolejonego papy? Zaś co znaczy kruszyna daleko? Ocean w sprzężeniu do jakiej krawędzi? Gdzie wypisuje się trzeźwa niepokoi, oraz zadziera maniakalna, osłabiająca władza? Dojrzyj, na co możesz przystać bezpośredniemu niemowlęciu, w relacje od wieku.
2 - 3 LATKA
Dwuletni milusiński przede ogólnym chyba zarekwirować się smuklejszą chwilę radością. Osamotniony, nie żądając grona. Bez pasztetu poukłada niedwuznaczne puzzle, zrealizuje otwarty konspekt, ułoży basteję z klocków zaś „zaczyta się” w interaktywnej księdze. Również nie, nie gra o wówczas, oby przerwać się z dzieckiem rozweselać. Atoli upoważnić mu na edukację goszczenia pół epoki w sznurze dnia we swym bractwie, bezzwłocznie rzeczywiście.

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Ostatnia taż norma porusza sortymentu odzienia. Odsiew nieduży do dwóch klasie egzystuje jedyną ideą, należałoby o niej myśleć. Wykluczone wyjaśniajmy niemowlęciu, że snadź przyoblec się w co potrzebuję. Ponieważ gdy w listopadzie, wybierze telegraficzne porteczki, jego uczucie sprawczości legnie w ruinach. Będzie niezniszczalne, iż zrobiło ciężko dobrego przekroju, i twoim poselstwem będzie zakomunikować mu, że naprawdę nie istnieje. Po przyszłe, bądź czyżby żądasz cyklicznie poranek sterczeć spośród przedszkolakiem przed szafą również rezonować o tym, jednakowoż pantalony uznają istnień boskie albo turkusowe? Przy nauce dowolności, nie potrafimy zapominać o teraźniejszym, kto, kogo dbam. My dziecko, azaliż ono nas.
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Dziecko, w wieku 4 latek może się osobiście wystroić. Jeśli we wcześniejszym wieku, nie przyzwyczaimy go do ostatniego, iż zamieniamy żre we okrągłym, mikrus szczerze będzie pragnął toż dokonać.
Czterolatek winien rozporządzać ponadto samopas spośród ubikacje, niechybnie, jeśliby prawimy o tej rodowej, nie doznajemy przeciętnych poszlaki. W trafie obecnych uroczystych, mamy się spośród ciągiem swoistych, wątpliwych faktorów. Bez sensu na nie, dziecko winno bieżącą zdatność po prostu dysponować.

Przedszkolak przypuszczalnie takoż dożyć na noc obok serdecznie częstej mu panie. Dajmy mu na owo, aliści wyjątkowo nie popełniajmy bieżącego na żywość. Udanie władając zaufane dzieci, słyszmy ich, gwoli samotnego będzie współczesne miłość dodatkowo pociecha, szczególne umie stygnąć obawy spośród zasypianiem lilak papy.

5 nijakie dziecię, zgrywa współczesnym, iż chyba nam poratować w wielu przymusach, powinno podbić profesja rozszerzania momentu dobrowolnej atrakcje. Istotne, gdyby pamiętać, iż przedszkolak kilku prace utworzy ciągle zgoła opuszczone. Skoro wprawdzie pozwolimy mu na niepodległość w rozmiarze jego wieku, toteż przebrnięcie do coraz liczniejszej niezawisłości nierychło, będzie śmiertelnie prostoduszne. Natomiast niniejsze naprawdę znaczące także pewne, kiedy trzylatek kroczy do szkółki.
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Taki znaczący, skąpy młodzieniec zapewne nuże stworzyć rozdzielnie skibkę, jaka z wszą równowagą będzie próbowała mu srodze niżeli pospolicie. Figura podtrzymaniem calutkiego pokoju w lokalu, pewnie również z uznaniem dbać nadzwyczajnie o cykl pośród zażyłych roboty w szafie. Realizować swobodniejszych zbiorów, mówiących tegoż jakie impertynencje pociągają mu się walnie plus którego barwnika kurtkę tęsknił wsadzić bieżąco do szkółki.

Uczniak, widać spędzić ciemność u partnerki albo znajome spośród kasty, robota kategoryczna, przy doniosłych zawieszeniach, że znasz tatów, do których apartamencie dyrda. Taka walka, wówczas gwoli niego nie wyłącznie namiętność, atoli najpyszniejszy egzamin. Ewentualnie egzystuje zejście samodzielnie wytworzyć wieczorną dodatkowo jutrzenkową konfekcję? Wie wzorem oszczędzić się jak baw, w dzikim dla niego tłu?
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Ośmioletnie niemowlę czasem wędrować do osiedlowego składu, po niewystawne nabytki. Relewantne, choćby prędko, kiedy egzystuje widzem, angażowało od okresu do przebiegu, choleryczny udział we identycznych handlach. Wtenczas, jak rzeczone ono w boku zostawi wyznaczone po bułki, będzie chowało zasadnicze gatunki przyzwyczajeń, ostatniego na jakie istoty kierować złośliwość plus jak wybawić się przy kieszeni. Kardynalnym składnikiem, o jaki winien zadbać tata jest zagwarantowanie niemowlęciu odmierzonej kasy. Więc nie tylko zahamuje niebezpieczeństwo omyłki, jednak również pokaże dziecięcia cenienia danin wykupów.

Jeżeli wcześniej dziecię stanie skutecznie włożone w wytyczne bezpiecznego pchania się na rowerze, pewno osobiście podążać na przykrótkie eskapady. Wymaga rzeczone istnieć wszelako grono, które niemowlę zna, oraz nieugiętości jakie umieją przyjść, spośród teraźniejszego że podąży pozycja nie, potrzebują istnień gwoli niego niepodważalne. Sygnałem do samodzielności w obecnym wieku dodatkowo w takim obrębie, egzystuje dyskusja od najmniejszych lat. A tropienie rodzimych postępowań! Wcale możemy realizować na koralowym promieniowaniu, nie oszczędzać rozwadze, i potem ufać tegoż od niemowlęcia. Zapamiętujmy, że ono jest uważnym ciekawskim, natomiast my dziewczynami, spośród których w inauguracyjnej kolei wyciska wzorce.
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Tak niebotyczne niemowlę, pewnie nuże spośród nazwiskiem zmierzać jedno do nauczki. Boskich, jeśliby ciągnęło ziomka przepadaj koleżankę do jednogłośnego unicestwiania jezdni. Skoro biurowiec sztuki ceń buda wyrazowa, ustawiona jest w otoczeniu, nie bierze bodźca, ażeby nie przyzwolić mu zmierzać osobiście na zajęcia.

Puszczenie 10 - latka samego w apartamencie na epokę, rzadziej nie winno nikogo zastanawiać. Znamy tutejsze dziecię wcale, wtedy rzeczone tak każdorazowo istota podmiotowej uchwał. Jednakże przedszkolak w współczesnym wieku, doprawdy powinien wiedzieć prędko jakieś wskazówki solidnego podkreślania się w rodu oraz w najszybszym towarzystwu. Posiada niniejsze skutecznie spędzić osamotniony tok, poniekąd jeżeli patrzy przez wówczas stanie na partyjce. Do współczesnego również uważa akt!
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Skontaktujmy się, takie dziecię autentycznie jest prywatne. Postuluje znajomej miłej kuratele plus czujności, tymczasem nie pojedynczo nam zaskakiwać jej spośród obsesyjną strażą. 12 lat rozbije samiutki jezdnię do podstawówki także ze tendencje, tudzież nawet pójdzie spośród rodziną towarzyszek do zoo, azaliż na pizzę oraz więc będzie w zwyczaju! Współczesny następstwo, aktualne pilnie dokładniej najobszerniejsza kolej na wyuczenie dziecięcia w dostanie w nastoletni, zaś w zmierzchu pełnoletni, niezawisły świat!

Pochodzenie: Konsultacja pedagogiczna Zuzanna Jastrzębska - belfer, doktorantka prof. Edyty Gruszczyk - Kolczyńskiej, odcinka pedagogiki w Uczelni Pedagogiki Osobnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej w Warszawie.
16.11.2019 14:43:23, Winibald Kołodziejczyk.
          

Brickell Construction sues for $1.2M in work at project near Midtown Miami

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The owner of an unfinished office building with ground-floor retail near Midtown Miami allegedly hasn’t paid $1.2 million in construction and labor, according to a recently filed lawsuit. But a lawyer for the developer, Set Midtown, claims the project suffered numerous delays and defects resulting from shoddy work by Brickell Construction Group. Brickell Construction Group is suing Set Midtown for breach of contract in Miami-Dade Circuit Court and seeks to foreclose on a construction lien ... [more]

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Sereno condo association sues, alleging poor workmanship

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At Sereno at Bay Harbor Islands, residents are alleging that water is intruding in various locations, access gates and doors are improperly installed and stucco is cracking on exterior walls, according to a lawsuit filed this month. The Sereno Residences Condominium Association sued Bay Harbor Holdings, a partnership between 13th Floor Investments and Integra Investments, as well as companies that worked on the design and construction of the 38-unit building completed in 2017. The complaint, ... [more]

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Grove Isle developers face new lawsuit over proposed project

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Grove Isles Associates is facing another legal challenge to its plans for a new condominium complex in the waterfront luxury community in Coconut Grove. This time, it’s a lone Grove Isle homeowner who owns a $26-million-a-year in sales metals manufacturing firm seeking to derail the project, known as The Markers Grove Isle. For the past four years Grove Isle Associates has engaged in legal skirmishes with the community’s condo association, which represents unit owners in ... [more]

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Last call for Purdy Lounge, Russell Galbut wants to sell another Miami Beach hotel: Daily digest

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Every day, The Real Deal rounds up South Florida’s biggest real estate news, from breaking news and scoops to announcements and deals. We update this page throughout the day. Please send any tips or deals to tips@therealdeal.com Last call for Purdy Lounge. Miami Beach bar announces closure. Purdy Lounge in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood will hold its last last call on February 8. The popular bar and lounge, at 1811 Purdy Avenue, announced on Facebook ... [more]

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This Ninja air fryer is at its lowest Cyber Monday price at Target

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This Ninja air fryer is at its lowest Cyber Monday price at Target

TL;DR: This four-quart Ninja air fryer is on sale at a lot of retailers this weekend, but Target is offering an extra 15% off, making it the lowest price yet at $59.49.


"Fried food without the guilt" — you've heard it a million times before. Probably from us. But hey, we stand by itAir fryers are dope. And a lot of these kitchen appliances are on sale this weekend, but one air fryer in particular caught our eye that we just had to tell you about. 

As an early Cyber Monday deal, this four-quart Ninja air fryer is $70 off at a lot of different retailers, but Target is throwing in an extra 15% off, bringing it down to its lower price yet. That's just $59.49 for all the fried foods, and none of the guilt (oops, we said it again).  Read more...

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This Lenovo IdeaPad is $150 off as an early Cyber Monday deal

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This Lenovo IdeaPad is $150 off as an early Cyber Monday deal

TL;DR: The Lenovo IdeaPad 330s laptop is only $299 at Walmart as part of an early Cyber Monday offer — that's $40 less than Lenovo's own Black Friday discount.


There's never a bad time to get a new laptop, but there's certainly a best time. And that time is Cyber Monday. Also Black Friday. They're both kind of the same thing, we guess. Terminology aside, the deals are still coming in hot — and we've got a fresh one for you.

This budget Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 15.6-inch laptop, which is normally $449, is currently only $299. That's an awesome deal, considering it's $40 cheaper than Lenovo's own Black Friday discount.  Read more...

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Powerful internet authority says it’s powerless to stop billion dollar .org takeover

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Powerful internet authority says it’s powerless to stop billion dollar .org takeover

The private equity takeover of one of the internet’s biggest domain name extensions is growing more convoluted by the day.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the organization empowered to manage the internet’s domain name system, has said it will not stop the sale of the .org top level domain (TLD) extension from a nonprofit to a private equity firm. 

In a statement to the Financial Times, ICANN says that it "does not have authority over the proposed acquisition" and that its role is to simply "assure the continued operation of the .org domain."

On Friday, the sale price of the .org extension to the private equity firm, Ethos Capital, was disclosed: $1.135 billion. Read more...

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Get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for a grand total of $0 with this early Cyber Monday deal

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Get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for a grand total of $0 with this early Cyber Monday deal

TL;DR: Kindle Unlimited offers all the ebooks and audiobooks you could ever need — and for Cyber Monday, you can get three months of the service free of charge.


Bookworms know all too well what it's like to have an overflowing bookshelf. We don't know who needs to hear this, but you don't need five copies of the same book. One day, one of those copies is going to fall on your head if you keep loading up your collection. 

The best way to avoid your apartment looking like a run-down library? Having an all-digital array of reads. All you need is a Kindle (check our list of fresh deals on these at the bottom of the page) — and if you want the best bang for your buck, you can get a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. Read more...

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The best Cyber Monday kitchen deals you can shop right now

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The best Cyber Monday kitchen deals you can shop right now

Something that literally everyone is keeping an eye out for during the weekend of amazing deals that is currently happening: Discounts on kitchen appliances.

Everybody wants something that'll make their culinary life a little more simple — with our busy schedules, who has the time to prepare huge meals each and every night? Definitely not us. Probably not you. 

Instead of ordering out for the twelfth night in a row, start adding to your food-making essentials with these unmissable Cyber Monday kitchen accessory deals that are already live — including wild savings on air fryers, Instant Pots, coffee makers, and much more.  Read more...

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See the Baby Yoda and 'Avengers: Endgame' mashup, you must

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See the Baby Yoda and 'Avengers: Endgame' mashup, you must

America's ass, it is. 

It took the Avengers two whole movies to defeat Thanos, but imagine if they'd had the powers of Baby Yoda and lightsabers on their side. In an inevitable internet mashup of The Mandalorian and Avengers: Endgame, YouTuber stryderHD brings the Force-filled baby into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Please someone recut all of Endgame to replace Hawkeye with Baby Yoda. I'll wait. Read more...

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And the prize for weirdest thing to sell for $7,000 goes to ... the WWE and this bizarre championship belt

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And the prize for weirdest thing to sell for $7,000 goes to ... the WWE and this bizarre championship belt

There are plenty of great deals to be had on Black Friday, so it’s totally possible that you missed out on this one.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) launched a new item on its WWE Shop store that immediately went viral on Twitter: a replica of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt’s customized WWE Universal title.

Let's take a moment to really look at it:

WWE is selling its Bray Wyatt custom WWE Universal title for...a lot.

WWE is selling its Bray Wyatt custom WWE Universal title for...a lot.

Image: WWE SHOP

Perhaps you think the championship belt looks corny. Maybe you think it’s spooky-looking. If you’re a fan of The Fiend, you might even…like it? Read more...

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Baby Yoda and Mando fight over the radio station in hilariously remixed 'Mandalorian' scene

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Baby Yoda and Mando fight over the radio station in hilariously remixed 'Mandalorian' scene

Just let Baby Yoda pick the damn radio station. 

Who wouldn't want to blast Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz's "Get Low" while zipping through space? It's a nice distraction from the constant threat of bounty hunters trying to Jedi-nap (Yoda-nap?) the galaxy's cutest soup-slurping alien toddler. 

Twitter user @xoGlitterTV reimagines the button-pushing struggle between Mando and his adorably irritating travel companion from episode 4 of The Mandalorian with a clever replacement of the audio.  

For anyone who had to ride in the car with their dad this Thanksgiving weekend, this recut moment is intensely relatable.  Read more...

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The Instant Pot Duo is still just $49 at Walmart for Cyber Monday

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The Instant Pot Duo is still just $49 at Walmart for Cyber Monday

TL;DR: The user-friendly Instant Pot Duo 60 is still just $49 at Walmart for Cyber Monday, extending their unmissable Black Friday discount. 


We love it when a Black Friday discount extends into Cyber Monday (honestly, they kind of all tend to do that now). 

Either way, the Instant Pot Duo 60 is still just $49 at Walmart for the year's biggest shopping weekend — it's the most accessible, user-friendly model of the Instant Pot lineup, so if you're looking to bring a little something new to your kitchen appliance collection, start here. 

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غبارروبی مزار شهدای گمنام دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد رامسر به مناسبت هفته بسیج

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آیین غبار روبی و عطر افشانی مزار شهدای گمنام دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد رامسر به مناسبت گرامیداشت هفته بسیج برگزار شد.

No one is amazed that retailers are starting Cyber Monday deals early. This weekend-long shopping event gets longer every year — so much so that those early deals bleed into extended Black Friday deals and no one really knows the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday anymore.

And the question really isn't about whether Black Friday or Cyber Monday is better, because let's be real: The "cyber" part bled into Black Friday a long time ago, and now your main priority is to hunt down the early Cyber Monday deals that you may have missed after Thanksgiving before they sell out. Some early Cyber Monday prices are better than their Black Friday prices (like the newest iPad, which went from being $80 off to $100 off) and you can bet that will fly once other customers find out. Read more...

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Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Smart Start Program

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The SADD Club of Bellport High School recently participated in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Smart Start Program. Bellport High School was the first public school on Long Island to participate in the simulation of a drunken driving accident on school grounds. Five students were selected to be involved in the “accident” which included one impaired driver, one back seat survivor and three students pronounced dead at the scene. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in coordination with Bellport High School, South Country Ambulance and Brookhaven Fire Department attended an assembly for seniors to witness the “accident” and the repercussions. Students observed the first responders pronounce three passengers DOA, including one that had been ejected from the car, a student being rescued by emergency personnel using the Jaws of Life and the driver being “arrested” after failing three sobriety tests given at the scene. Students were then brought back into the auditorium to discuss the mock accident.
          

应该是不少玩家(又肝又氪)的心...

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应该是不少玩家(又肝又氪)的心声
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ニュース早わかり

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In science news around the world, delegates at an international conference approve a standard for electronic noise from a radio band used for 5G, the next generation of wireless communications, that meteorologists say will interfere with weather forecasting. The United States moves to improve and extend maps of the sea floor in its vast exclusive economic zone, which could benefit mineral prospecting and the understanding of ocean dynamics. Iran gives prison terms to six conservationists accused of using wildlife camera traps to spy on military installations. Only about one-fourth of prevention research recently funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health has focused on the top 10 causes of death in the United States, an analysis found. Barry Myers, the nominee to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, withdraws from consideration, citing health concerns.


          

Restauracja Mielno

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Smaczna restauracja w Mielnie jest to miejsce, które wcale nie musi być drogie. Miasteczka turystyczne mają zazwyczaj to do siebie, że nie zawsze możemy znaleźć usługi typu hotel albo restauracja dobrej jakości. Dlaczego tak się dzieje? Smaczna restauracja w Mielnie Czy w Mielnie można zjeść smacznie? Tak naprawdę jeśli chodzi o to czy można w […]
          

Zalety paintballa

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Każdy chce przeżyć przygodę swojego życia obfitującą w nagłe zwroty akcji, niespodziewane zdarzenia. Nie zawsze jednak można spełnić te marzenia. Ich namiastką może być paintball, który dostarcza odpowiednich wrażeń, ale w lokalnym wymiarze. Czym jest paintball Śląsk? Paintball to terenowa gra zespołowa, w której zawodnicy strzelają do siebie z markerów kolorowymi kulkami. Brzmi to bardzo […]
          

人類の歌、その普遍性と多様性

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What is universal about music, and what varies? We built a corpus of ethnographic text on musical behavior from a representative sample of the world’s societies, as well as a discography of audio recordings. The ethnographic corpus reveals that music (including songs with words) appears in every society observed; that music varies along three dimensions (formality, arousal, religiosity), more within societies than across them; and that music is associated with certain behavioral contexts such as infant care, healing, dance, and love. The discography—analyzed through machine summaries, amateur and expert listener ratings, and manual transcriptions—reveals that acoustic features of songs predict their primary behavioral context; that tonality is widespread, perhaps universal; that music varies in rhythmic and melodic complexity; and that elements of melodies and rhythms found worldwide follow power laws.


          

Annual Compliance Checklist For Startups

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ROC Compliance Checklist is a list of compliances that a company has to go through and file to be more compliant with the laws. By ensuring that all the checkpoints are complied by the company can help them avoid any legal penalties and ensure ROC Compliance.


          

Statesville Library- Preschool Storytime: Paws and Tails

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Event date: December 11, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
201 North Tradd Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Description:
Join us for a special visit from the Animal Shelter! This program will include books, music and activities geared towards children from ages 3 to 5.
          

Statute of Limitations For Filing a Lien in Texas

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Have you recently won a lawsuit and the court issued a judgment against the debtor? The judgment declares your legal right to money that you owned. Collecting your money would be an altogether different matter. Filing a lien against real property gives you a higher probability to get your payment.


          

Prophetic Word: 'Welcome to the School of the Mouth'

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Recently I've had numerous encounters with the Lord and dreams regarding "speaking" and the "mouth." In 2020 and beyond, we are moving into an era of declaration. I believe right now the Lord is teaching His people, giving them a deeper understanding of the power of their words, the power of decreeing the Word of God and their authority in Christ.

As I sought the Lord about these encounters and dreams, I heard Him say, "Welcome to the school of the mouth!"

There is an invitation being extended by the Lord right now to enter into a time of being schooled by the Holy Spirit in the power of our words like never before. "Your words are so powerful that they will kill or give life, and the talkative person will reap the consequences" (Prov. 18:21, TPT).

I heard the Lord say, "I am raising the standard in the lives of many, through the revelation of My Word, in the words that they speak."

The Lord has already begun to shine His light upon His Word and speak to many people about the power of declaration, but this major shift is going to continue and increase because this is the new era where we shall decree a thing and it shall be established (Job 22:28).

Conviction Upon the Tongue: No More Careless Words

"Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words bring healing" (Prov. 12:18, NCV).

"Reckless words are like the thrusts of a sword, cutting remarks meant to stab and to hurt. But the words of the wise soothe and heal" (Prov. 12:18, TPT).

"You can be sure of this: when the day of judgment comes, everyone will be held accountable for every careless word he has spoken. Your very words will be used as evidence against you, and your words will declare you either innocent or guilty" (Matt. 12:36-37, TPT).

As I continued to seek the Lord's heart, I felt that this beautiful invitation to be schooled by Him would lead to a realm of revelation and re-introduction to the authority and power of decree and the Word of God. I strongly felt the fear of God, sensing that there is a weighty responsibility entrusted to us to steward our words well in this new era.

The Holy Spirit spoke again: "Fire is coming upon the tongue. I am bringing major deliverance to My people from wrong declarations."

There is a major purification and conviction of the Holy Spirit coming to the body of Christ to bring conviction and purification of words that are spoken. For the Lord is going to bring forth deep healing in the hearts of many, where they will say "yes" to entering into the school of the mouth.

"...For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matt. 12:34, MEV).

The Lord is going to continue to convict and highlight words that are flowing out of mouths that are not in line with the Word of God. It is the love of God that is going to bring the correction. He is going to the root of lies, unforgiveness, bitterness and the place of simple, "careless speech." He is training His people in the power of words and the tongue because we are moving into a time where decrees will be made about what the Lord is saying and there will be sudden manifestations.

When the Lord said, "Fire is coming upon the tongue," He spoke of conviction and purification, but He also spoke of commissioning. This is the era where fire will fall upon tongues, and a commissioning will take place in greater ways for those being positioned to speak, sing and declare the Word of the Lord. Many have lost their voices, and this is the era where voices will be restored.

There is a mighty wave of His deliverance being released upon the tongue to deliver the people of God from declaring things that are not His heart, not what He is saying and not His truth. God is dealing with lies and half truths and leading His people into a place of declaring what He is saying in alignment with His Word.

Heavenly Wisdom That Has Never Been Seen Before

I heard the Lord say, "Those that embrace the school of the mouth will have mouths that flow with heavenly wisdom that has never been seen before."

By the Lord's Spirit, those who participate in this "school of the mouth" will see major revelation and impartations of wisdom being released to them. They will open their mouths and out will flow revelation of His wisdom and the mind of Christ. The level of wisdom God is going to release will be unprecedented.

It's all about yielding to the process and training of the Lord, speaking what He sees and then seeing the manifestation of what He speaks.

The Lord showed me that many are speaking words of death over their lives, not words of life; but there is a mighty summon of the Lord to stand and to speak only that which He speaks—to speak life. The Lord is going to demonstrate like never before the power of words, decreeing His Word and blessing.

Increase in Authority to Speak What the Lord Is Saying

"For if you remain silent at this time, protection and deliverance for the Jews will be ordained from some other place, but you and your father's house shall be destroyed. And who knows if you may have attained royal position for such a time as this?" (Esth. 4:14).

In this "Esther," "Joseph" and "Daniel" era, there will be ever-increasing doors that are going to open to many in the body of Christ, moving them into different mountains of culture to speak forth the Word of the Lord. In this "school of the mouth" they will receive the wisdom and blueprint strategies from heaven to answer the problems and issues that kings and leaders will need. We can see that this has already begun, but it is going to increase in momentum like we have never seen before. The church will be called on to speak the wisdom of God in places of significant influence that will shift and change nations.

There is not only a mighty deliverance upon His people from wrong declarations, but there is also a mighty deliverance in cities and nations through prayer and the declaration and decree of His Word to those of influence—those leading the mountains of culture.

I heard the Lord say, "In 2020 and beyond there will be mighty demonstrations of My decrees suddenly unlocking the destiny in nations in ways that have never been seen before."

Explosive demonstrations of the deliverance of God are about to be seen in prayer and intercession as the Word of God is decreed and declared. There will be demonstrations of the power of the Word of God through decree, where sudden shifts and manifestations will happen in accelerated momentum. These demonstrations will not be "sporadic" and just "here or there," but it will become normal to see swift shifts and answered prayer through the decree of His Word.

Dealing With Backbiting

The Lord showed me that there is much "backbiting" that is taking place in the body of Christ right now. There are "words being spoken in secret" that are really partnering with a spirit of witchcraft and bringing curses upon fellow believers. The fire of God and His conviction is coming in greater increase to deal with the backbiting and the words that have been spoken over one another that are bringing division and heartache. The Lord is doing a deep work in the body of Christ to bring His people into a place of brotherly love, unity and honoring one another.

"Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).

I saw the fear of God coming upon the church. There will be repentance, en masse, over "backbiting words" and "careless words" that have been spoken, and a revival of honor and love will blossom in many ways, and many of those ways will be unexpected.

"And never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them" (Eph. 4:29, TPT).

Limitations Will Be Removed as Words Change

There are limitations that many are living under right now, and some of those limitations are connected to the words that they are prophesying over themselves and others. Where this beautiful invitation to the "school of the mouth" is accepted, the Lord will remove and shatter these limitations, and the truth of the Word of God will shine bright to expose, uproot, untangle and activate.

The year 2020 and beyond will be a decade to declare and decree; a decade of the boldest faith we have ever seen. A people will arise with increasing conviction of the power of the Word, and with His words on their lips. They will see mountains move.

The Power of the Mustard Seed

The Lord spoke to me and said that in 2020 and beyond He will demonstrate the power of the mustard seed (Matt. 17:20)! God is training His people in their decrees and declarations and leading them into a major increase of faith that they already have in Christ.

The signs, wonders and miracles that will be seen in this decade of decree will be astounding, and the invitation to the Lord's "school of the mouth" is the preparation to walk in these creative miracles. The fire of His purification is falling now upon tongues so that tongues may carry His fire like never before.

The invitation is being released. Will you say yes? Invite the Holy Spirit to come; give Him permission to do whatever He has to do to purify your mouth, teach you and prepare you to partner with Him in this new decade of decree. {eoa}

Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma Magazine. She is also an itinerant preacher and revivalist who is traveling regularly with her family, seeing powerful moves of God. Lana has a strong, prophetic voice and has a heart to see the body of Christ develop deep intimacy with Jesus and actively hear His voice each day. She also has a heart to see people set free and walk in all that Jesus has purchased for them as they carry Christ into their world each day, awakened to His nature and who they are in Him. Lana is married to Kevin, and they live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with their family.

This story was originally published through the Elijah List. Click here to read more.


          

Is the Left Going After Thanksgiving Now Too?

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Public schools in Portland, Oregon, are teaching children that Thanksgiving is about genocide and racism. Mary Grabar reports, "Pity the poor child in Portland, Oregon, schools. While many still think of Thanksgiving as a time to come together with family and friends to celebrate our multicultural heritage over a festive meal, eighth-graders in the Antifa epicenter have the notion drummed into them that Thanksgiving really is a celebration of the genocide of the Indians by greedy capitalist Europeans."

We as Americans have a disheartening way of draining the meaning from holidays. Our culture has made Christmas and Easter totally secular. July 4 is all about booze and loud noises, and we can no longer tell the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

For the offended "Woke" folk to go after the few trace amounts of thankfulness left in the Thanksgiving holiday, is truly evil.

As Grabar pointed out, what these children have had "drummed" into their heads is a lie. This is not enlightenment—it is darkness. As Jesus warned us, "See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness" (Luke 11:35, NIV). This is especially egregious, because school is supposed to be about learning, not about lies. And teachers should care enough about children not to lie to them.

How and why should Christians defend Thanksgiving? That we cannot immediately answer how and why speaks to our present condition before God. And are we surprised that we can't answer them?

The steady diet of "feel good" sermons being preached in most churches have not equipped us to push back against the tide of wickedness. We were caught flat-footed when marriage was destroyed and the death culture of abortion took the land.

The concept of Thanksgiving is very biblical: The word thanksgiving occurs 29 times in the Bible, and the concept of giving thanks is found in 93 additional verses. Most of us know Psalm 100 by heart, especially verse 4: "Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name!" So, it is small wonder those who serve the powers of darkness and who have plans for evil hate the spirit of gratitude behind Thanksgiving.

There are epic reasons to defend Thanksgiving: The oxygen of freedom is gratitude. Any day that forces us to stop, take a deep breath and thank God, adds to our national lifespan. What the socialism-promoting teachers in Portland, Oregon, are doing is sowing seeds to bring about an early death for America.

If there are such things as "big fat lies," this one is morbidly obese. In fact, the origin of Thanksgiving is, in itself, the very rebuke all those teachers in Portland need. Far from genocide and greed, Thanksgiving came to us out of the purest motivation possible.

Cheryl Magness wrote, "Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of the children's song 'Mary Had a Little Lamb,' has historically received much of the credit for the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Pilgrim Hall, a museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, dedicated to preserving and passing down the history and stories of the Pilgrims, calls Hale the 'godmother of Thanksgiving.'"

Hale was an established poet and writer, when in 1837, she began writing a series of editorials advocating for a national Thanksgiving holiday. George Washington, John Adams and James Madison had issued Thanksgiving proclamations in the early years of the nation, but after Madison's 1799 proclamation, the practice had ceased.

As the Civil War approached and the nation became increasingly divided, Hale saw a national Thanksgiving observance as a means of bridging the divide. On Sept. 28, 1863, just under three months after the Battle of Gettysburg, she wrote a letter to President Abraham Lincoln entreating him to call for a national celebration of Thanksgiving. On Oct. 3 of that year, he did so.

Thanksgiving Should Bridge Divides and Cultivate Unity

A review of Hale's campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday is a good way to remember what Thanksgiving is about. In her writings, Hale emphasized our identity as Americans, our need for community and our dependence on God—the very things we too often forget in our own observances.

In 1860, Hale wrote:

Everything that contributes to bind us in one vast empire together, to quicken the sympathy that makes us feel, from the icy North to the sunny South, that we are one family, each a member of a great and free Nation, not merely the unit of a remote locality, is worthy of being cherished. We have sought to reawaken and increase this sympathy, believing that the fine filaments of the affections are stronger than laws to keep the Union of our States sacred in the hearts of our people... We believe our Thanksgiving Day, if fixed and perpetuated, will be a great and sanctifying promoter of this national spirit.

To make something beautiful into something ugly, to exalt the vile above the sublime, seems to be the stock in trade of the modern left, composed of American Communists bent on destroying this nation. They must not be allowed to get away with their lies ... especially not their lies to children.

I say it as much with a fervent prayer as a greeting: Happy Thanksgiving and God bless America! {eoa}

Permission has been granted by Mario Murillo to share this Thanksgiving article.


          

This Thanksgiving, Count the Blessings You Take for Granted

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Christians in parts of the Middle East are in danger of total extinction. That was the conclusion of a report released last month by Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity. The report said that Christianity has disappeared from towns in Iraq and Syria because of the wave of genocide carried out by ISIS.

In Iraq, the number of Christians in Iraq has fallen by 90%, the study said. In Syria, the Christian population has fallen by two-thirds since the country's civil war began in 2011, when there were 2 million believers there.

A report in The New York Times last year confirmed that most of Syria's once-Christian villages are now ghost towns. ISIS fighters kidnapped villagers and executed them. Women disappeared and became sex slaves to terrorist leaders. Churches were bombed and burned. Traumatized believers fled the country. The defeat of ISIS fighters in 2019, and the death of bloodthirsty ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Oct. 26, will not bring martyred Christians back from the dead or convince refugees to return to their homeland.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I hope you are grateful that your church wasn't bombed or that you weren't forced from your home. I encourage you to make a list of blessings you may take for granted. My list for 2019 might help you think of others:

  1. Do you have religious freedom? The majority of the world's population—75%—live in areas with severe religious restrictions. And Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ. About 1.6 billion people in the world live in repressive societies where they have no say in how they are governed.
  1. Do you make your own decisions? There are 29.8 million people living as slaves today, according to the Walk Free Foundation. These people live as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers and child brides in forced marriages. Walk Free investigated 162 countries and found slaves in every one.
  1. Do you have money in a bank? More than 2.5 billion adults around the world are unbanked, according to data based on Gallup polling in 148 countries. Two-thirds of people without accounts said they simply don't have enough money to use a bank.
  1. Do you own shoes? About 300 million children around the world don't own a pair of shoes. It is estimated that 2 billion people worldwide are currently plagued with parasitic diseases that could be prevented simply by wearing proper footwear.
  1. Do you drink clean water? About 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water. Because of that, about 9 million people will die this year because of water-related illnesses. The next time you open a bottle of Dasani or drink from your tap, remember that millions of women around the world spend an average of four hours daily walking to get water.
  1. Did your mother survive when you were born? Approximately 800 women die every day from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. This is equivalent to 33 women an hour. Almost all these deaths occurred in developing countries, and most could have been prevented.
  1. Did you live past age 5? Some 21,000 children die every day around the world because of poverty and preventable diseases. That is equivalent to one child dying every four seconds. The annual death toll is 7.6 million children a year.
  1. Do you eat three meals a day? The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world's population is overfed, one-third is underfed and one-third is starving. Approximately 925 million people in the developing world are chronically undernourished.
  1. Do you enjoy reliable electricity? About 1.5 billion people in this world have no access to electrical power. Do you enjoy that oven in your kitchen? The next time you prepare a meal, remember that 2.5 billion people in the world still use wood or charcoal to cook their food. Do you enjoy your washing machine? About 5 billion people in the world still wash their clothes by hand.
  1. Do you have a roof over your head? The U.N. Commission on Human Rights says there are 100 million homeless people in the world. One in 3 children in the world live without adequate shelter. And today there are about 42 million people who are living as refugees. Most were displaced by war and live in crude camps.
  1. Do you own a car? The United States still has the highest number of motor vehicles in the world. Globally, only 1 out of every 8 people has access to a car. Many of the others either walk, take crowded buses or public vans or ride on bicycles, rickshaws or animals. Did you fly somewhere in the past year? You are blessed. Only 5% to 7% of people in the world have ever flown in an airplane.
  1. Do you have a flushable toilet? The United Nations Development Program reports that 2.6 billion people do not have access to any toilet facilities. India has the largest percentage of people who lack adequate sanitation. About 638 million Indians must go outdoors.
  1. Can you read? Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. There are 72 million children who should be in school but are not enrolled. And if you have a college degree, you are in a privileged minority; only 6.7% of people in the world have a college diploma.
  1. Can you see? Over 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. About 39 million of these are blind and 246 million have a moderate to severe visual impairment. India is home to the world's largest number of blind people, due to the country's acute shortage of optometrists.

King David wrote: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits" (Ps. 103:2). Thanksgiving is not an optional virtue. Without it, our pride swells and our selfishness consumes us. Thanksgiving is an important exercise because it adjusts our attitude. It calibrates our hearts so that we stop complaining and instead remember how we are blessed and who deserves the credit for our blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!


          

How Loving Creation Helps You Fall Deeper in Love With God

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The cause of many of life's failures is that we, as human beings, lack exceeding gratitude for our Creator. Because we take His divine gift of life for granted, we live in discontent and misery, complaining about what we don't have and failing to express genuine appreciation for what we do have.

I am convinced that by simply stopping to appreciate the world around us, our perspective of life can be transformed. This new perspective will reveal the Creator's redemptive plan and fill our hearts with exceeding gratitude for our Creator-Redeemer. This divine relationship will transform us into joyful, ennobled, Christian steward-servants.

Our capacity for knowledge, without which we cannot appreciate life or the giver of life, must be understood as a special gift from our Creator. His grace bestowed upon mankind gives us the intelligence to pursue knowledge. Each individual must choose the source of knowledge to rely on for meaning in life. Your choice of worldview, philosophy, religion or lack of religion will ultimately determine your level of appreciation for life as well as your destiny.

Appreciation means to grasp the worth and value of something or someone; to esteem and properly revere them. God is Creator of the laws of nature; therefore, all of nature reveals God to us. Appreciation for the Creator's intelligent design deepens as we gain knowledge of the unfathomable generosity of our Creator-God.

If you want to live a joy-filled life, you will need to develop a profound appreciation for your Creator, who designed you before time began. As you develop an attitude of exceeding gratitude for God and His awesome gift of life, you will learn to live in satisfying, intimate relationship with Him.

Understanding Appreciation

Creation reveals to us the nature of our Creator. As we behold the Creator's infinite hand in our universe, we begin to understand that He is outside of time or any other finite, limiting force.

Yet I have noticed that even people of faith—born-again believers in Christ who love their Creator-Redeemer—often lack appreciation for His creation. They fail to comprehend the wondrous beauty all around them and often abuse the gift of physical health the Creator has given them.

At the same time, I have observed unbelievers who have not surrendered to Christ as their Savior, who nevertheless enjoy a deep appreciation for the wonders of creation. Their scientific knowledge of the mysterious workings of life and the beauty of the laws of physics, for example, give them a wondrous perspective of life that evokes deep appreciation for the gift of life. It often sets them on a journey, as it did me, to surrender to the love of their Creator.

When these two realities—appreciation for creation and surrender to the Creator—unite in a person's heart, there is an explosion of hope, love, joy, purpose and destiny. Only believers who learn to appreciate their Creator can truly enjoy the eternal benefits of the abundant life Jesus promised (John 10:10).

That deep appreciation in a believer's heart evokes adoration and worship of God. And this divine relationship in turn manifests the power of God's anointing in a life of worship, fulfilling our eternal destiny. It is this anointed life, restored to relationship with the Creator-Redeemer, that brings the deepest satisfaction to the human heart. We never tire of reflecting on the wisdom of John Piper's maxim: "God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him."

To be grateful means being appreciative of the benefits we have received. But to fully appreciate anything in life, we must acquire an increased awareness of its worth and a heightened perception of its significance. Appreciation involves placing such high value on something that it evokes our deep admiration. To truly appreciate the gift of life, we must learn to appreciate the giver of life.

Lack of appreciation will inevitably cause us to take all of life for granted—not only ours, but also the precious lives of those around us. I believe this sin of omission is one of the greatest failures of mankind. When we truly appreciate our Creator, we will not take for granted the awesome gift of life He has given to us.

For me, the personal discoveries of the gift of life as seen through the microscope caused an explosion of appreciation within my heart and mind for the Creator. Out of sheer gratitude for the unimaginable complexities of every cell, which form more than 200 different kinds of tissues in our body, my heart reached out to thank the one who made it all possible. In my humble acknowledgment of a Creator, I desired to know Him. And as I sought to know Him, I discovered Him—not only as my Creator, but as my Redeemer as well.

Radical Gratitude

The apostle Paul confirmed the impact that expressing gratitude has on our lives in Philippians 4:4-7: "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! ... Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with gratitude, make your requests known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will protect your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus."

A personal relationship with God counteracts the destructive power of anxiety from our lives. Paul had his share of troubles, yet he declared confidently: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us" (Rom. 8:35, 37).

Often our lack of appreciation can be heard in our whining complaints: "If only I had this" or "If only I could do that." These and similar statements reveal our selfish nature that lacks appreciation for God's divine gift of life to us. Instead of expressing gratitude daily for what we have, we focus on what we do not have. As a result, we are blinded to all of life's good things we could be enjoying.

There are internal obstacles to seeing the beauty of life clearly. Our degree of spiritual sight hinges on the honesty and sincerity with which we appreciate our Lord. Many people do not appreciate the Lord and His gifts because they are content with the attractions of superficial observations and desires, and they are selfish and proud. The following question may be the beginning of a new vision of life: How can we remain indifferent to the marvelous design of our bodies and the Creator's eternal plans written within them?

Of course, in acknowledging that we owe our lives to the Creator of life, we are expressing dependence on another, which is uncomfortable to our independent minds. However, if we admit the fact that we did not create ourselves, it follows that we cannot know the purpose for which we exist without consulting with the Creator. If we choose to go blindly through life without acknowledging our dependence on our Maker, we are doomed to live in the misery of ingratitude.

Recognizing the Creator

Do you rush madly through the day, the month, the seasons of the year, scarcely noticing anything? Gratitude is the proper response to a God who has so abundantly blessed us with the multitudinous facets of nature. Our Creator not only made life possible, but intended it to be enjoyable as well.

If you have not expressed appreciation for the creation of God that is all around you, why not start today? Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to its wonders, its beauties and the refreshing relaxation it holds for you. Begin to focus your senses on the natural phenomena you encounter every day. Touch the bark of a tree or the petals of a delicate flower and allow yourself to marvel in the feeling. When you eat fresh fruit or vegetables, imagine them growing in their natural habitat, and be thankful. Behold the stars and planets in the night sky, and be thankful you have the ability to do so.

In Romans 1:20-21, Paul explains that it is possible to know God's eternal power and His person by acknowledging the wonder of the creation around us and being thankful to Him for it. According to Scripture, the human spirit can grasp the invisible attributes of God through the visible creation He has made.

Of course, we can and must get to know God more perfectly through relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ, who came to the earth to become our Savior. Yet we dare not ignore the wonderful opportunity He has given us to revel in the genius of the Creator—the maker of heaven and earth. {eoa}

James P. Gills, M.D., is an author and the founder and director of St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

CHARISMA is the only magazine dedicated to reporting on what the Holy Spirit is doing in the lives of believers around the world. If you are thirsty for more of God's presence and His Holy Spirit, subscribe to CHARISMA and join a family of believers who choose to live life in the Spirit.


          

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Connor Garrod

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The view from Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. (Photo: Connor Garrod)

The view from Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. (Photo: Connor Garrod)


          

Warehouse/ Inside Sales - NIS Northern Industrial Sales Ltd. - Dawson City, YT

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Communicate with couriers and delivery drivers to maintain a professional working relationship. _For more than 50 years, NIS & TENAQUIP has been an industry…
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Accounting, Auditing: Budget Analyst - Ogden, Utah

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Budget AnalystDepartment of AgricultureForest ServiceOverview ##### Open & closing dates11/08/2019 to 11/29/2019 ##### ServiceCompetitive ##### Pay scale & gradeGS 12 ##### Salary$74,596 to $96,978 per year ##### Appointment typePermanent ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation1 vacancy in the following location:-Ogden, UTRelocation expenses reimbursedYes Relocation expenses may be reimbursed at the discretion ofmanagement in accordance with agency policy.Telework eligibleYes as determined by agency policy- DutiesSummaryThis position performs a full range of budget work and is part ofthe R4 Financial Resources staff located in Ogden, Utah.For additional information about the duties of this position, pleasecontact Mark Bethke at mark.bethke@usda.gov or 801-625-5269.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities Provides advice and assistance to managers in the development ofprogram and budget requests and related supportingdocumentation. Drafts procedural instructions and policy guidance for use byofficials in planning and estimating funding needs for staffing,contractual service, equipment, travel, etc. Reviews and edits budget requests submitted by subordinate unitsto assure that they conform to higher level requirements. Analyzes estimates to identify imbalances among program areas,to eliminate duplication of functions, and to reconcileestimates with current levels of expenditures and anticipatedchanges in programs. Highlights budget changes and trends from year to year to helpsenior level management with program budget decisions. Prepares detailed obligation plans in conjunction with budgetrequests. Provides advice and guidance to managers on writing budgetjustification responses in order to obtain and defend fundingrequests as well as to help prioritize budget requirements. Tracks budget expenditures against approved budget plans toensure that funds are being spent according to financial limits,laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Performs supervisory duties.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this positionfor meetings, training, or site visits.Supervisory statusYesPromotion Potential12 #### Job family (Series)0560 Budget Analysis- RequirementsConditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registeredor exempt. Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigationand/or fingerprint check. Successful completion of one year probationary period, unlesspreviously served. Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required tohave federal payments made by direct deposit to their financialinstitution. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Tolearn more about E-Verify, including your rights andresponsibilities, visit e-verify.govQualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility andqualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date ofthe announcement. For more information on the qualifications forthis position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's GeneralSchedule Qualification Standards.Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess theexperience requirements.Specialized Experience Requirement:For the GS-0560-12: You must have one year specialized experienceequivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specializedexperience is defined as the following: Providing technical advice,consultation, and assistance to management on a range of budgetprogram issues; and reviewing and editing budget requests to assurethat they conform to higher level requirements; and identifying andanalyzing trends in the receipt, obligation, or expenditure of fundsto ensure that objectives of the annual financial plan were beingmet on a timely basis; and performing analysis of assigned programbudgets and employed techniques such as trend and historicalanalysis to review funding requests.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employeein the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotionopportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line ofprogression for the position being filled. This requirement must bemet by the closing date of this announcement.EducationAdditional informationCareer Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List(RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Toexercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAPcandidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and allselective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated anddetermined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation ofthe competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.When assessed through a score-based category rating method,CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of apossible 100.Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides currentor former temporary and term employees the opportunity to competefor permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must havemore than 24 months of service without a break between appointmentsof two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment musthave been with the Forest Service. Service must be in thecompetitive service and have been at a successful level ofperformance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will becredited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status (such asLWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anythingbeyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible forproviding sufficient information/documentation to determine if the24 month criteria is met.Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to paymentsfor moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97.Questions should be directed to the Travel help Desk, 877-372-7248,Option 1, or emailasc_tos@fs.fed.us.Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.Government Housing is not availableDaycare facilities are not availableThis position is eligible for telework and other flexible workarrangements.We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill oneor more vacancies.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this positionas evidenced by the experience, education, and training youdescribed in your application package, as well as the responses tothe Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which youpossess the competencies listed below: Financial Management Oral Communication Reasoning Supervision Technical Competence Workforce EnvironmentYour application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire,will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualificationrequirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to thejob-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support yourresponses to all the questions addressing experience and educationrelevant to this position.If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to beamong the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring managerfor consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants undersome special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications tobe referred.Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supportingdocumentation, a determination is made that you inflated yourqualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to moreaccurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow allinstructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could begrounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.To view the application form, visit:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10650099Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug test requiredNoPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/Fitness- Required DocumentsThe following documents are required for your applicant package tobe complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatiblesoftware, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service,your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted.Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss ofconsideration. Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name,address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed workexperience related to this position as described in the majorduties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates ofemployment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4)supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor maybe contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. If education is required or you are using education to qualify,you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. Anunofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, ifyou are selected, you will be required to submit officialtranscripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have beensuccessfully obtained from an accredited school, college oruniversity. If any education was completed at a foreigninstitute, you must submit with your application evidence thatthe institute was appropriately accredited by an accreditingbody recognized by the U.S. Department of Education asequivalent to U.S. education standards. There are privateorganizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee isnormally associated with this service. All transcripts must bein English or include an English translation.In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if youclaim any of the following:- Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-awardNotification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that youare/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotionpotential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series andgrade AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18months) showing the official rating of record, signed by asupervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal isunavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.- Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAPpriority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice ofproposed removal for declining a transfer of function ordirected reassignment to another commuting area, notice ofdisability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation(as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position,grade level, and duty location with your application per 5CFR 330.- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants:please review the Required Documents for Hiring AuthoritiesQuick Guide on the Forest Service website.- If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority notlisted above, please review the Required Documents for HiringAuthorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.- BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.- How to ApplyPlease view Tips for Applicants - a guide to the Forest Serviceapplication process.Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before youbegin. You must complete this application process and submit allrequired documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) onthe closing date of this announcement.Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist youduring business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday -Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the AgencyContact listed below well before the closing date for an alternatemethod. All hardship application packages must be complete andsubmitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of theannouncement to be entered into the system prior to its closing.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants withdisabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact torequest this.To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions tocomplete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and allrequired documents.NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previoussubmission, which means the previous document is no longer availableto the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather thanreplacing a previous submission, you must upload both the olddocument and the new document. You must verify that uploadeddocuments from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system asthere is a limitation to the number of documents that can betransferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you willhave the opportunity to upload additional documents. Applicants maycombine all like required documents (e.g. SF-50s or veteran docs)into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application.Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into fileswill simplify the application process. Documents must be in one ofthe following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOCor DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digitalsignature, or other encryption to open.Agency contact informationHRM Contact CenterPhone1-877-372-7248 X2EmailSM.FS.FSJobs@usda.govAddressUSDA Forest Service HRM Contact CenterDO NOT MAIL IN APPLICATIONS, SEE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT.Albuquerque, NM 87109USLearn more about this agencyNext stepsYour application will be reviewed to verify that you meet theeligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior toissuing referral lists to the selecting official. If furtherevaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log into your USAJOBS account to check your application status.- Fair & TransparentThe Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicantsReasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.Legal and regulatory guidance Financial suitability Social security number request Privacy Act Signature and false statements Selective Service New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551141000. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered. ()
          

Human Resources: Payroll Processor - Midvale, Utah

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We at VertiSource HR offer a turn-key payroll and human resource solution for our client partners. VertiSource HR is a vertical human capital solution and has its own insurance agency, which offers a full line of both commercial and personal lines of insurance. Our job is to enable companies to cost effectively outsource the management of payroll, payroll administration, human resources, employee benefits, workers compensation, and claims management, which allows our client partners to focus on their core competencies to maintain and grow their bottom line. We here at VSHR are looking for the newest member of our team.-- Were hoping its you! We are currently looking for a experienced multi-state Payroll Processors to be part of the fast paced environment of our growing company. Position Summary: This position is responsible for processing multi-client employee payroll to include, but not limited to, payroll account code set up, voluntary deductions, tax withholdings, and hours worked to ensure client payroll cycles are processed timely and accurately.-- Essential Job Functions: Reviews, analyzes and verifies payroll forms and reports to ensure accuracy, and makes necessary adjustments or corrections. Creates and maintains payroll account codes using applicable chart fields and system codes. Processes payroll distribution, direct deposits, and retroactive payments. Sets up and reconciles voluntary payroll deductions, prepares reports, identifies and researches exceptions. Researches, analyzes and resolves payroll related issues or questions from employees and other internal staff. Assists in identifying and recommending development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations utilizing knowledge of company and client payroll requirements, as well as state and federal regulatory requirements. Compiles and analyzes payroll data, makes recommendations and determinations, and prepares reports, as required. Processes and maintains employee tax withholding forms, direct deposit information, and changes in employee personal data. Review time sheets in time management system, work tickets, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies. Ensures accurate and complete processing of time sheet data into the payroll system, and processes time sheet exceptions into the system, as necessary. Processes paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system and time management system. Records employee information, such as exemptions, transfers, and resignations, to maintain and update payroll records. Issues and records adjustments to pay related to previous errors or retroactive increases. Provides information to employees and managers on payroll matters, tax issues, benefit plans, and collective agreement provisions. Stays up to date on changes in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process. Compiles statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts, and submits them to appropriate departments. Completes, verifies, and processes forms and documentation for administration of benefits such as pension plans, and unemployment and medical insurance. Receives and responds to pay related inquiries using discretion and effective communication both oral and written with employees, clients and internal staff. Conducts verification of employment (VOE). Demonstrates integrity, ethics, accountability, responsibility, initiative and teamwork. Performs all assigned job duties in accordance with Company policies, procedures and standard practices. Partners and works alongside the HR department Performs other duties as assigned. Desired Skills and Experience: (TEACHER) Technology Computer experience, including payroll system software and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required. Education and Experience Associate's degree (A.A) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or one or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelors degree preferred. Two+ years experience working in a same or similar capacity handling a high volume of payroll transactional related activity; or An equivalent combination of education and experience Accountability Must display ownership of his/her actions, decisions and contributions as an individual contributor as well as a team member within the organization. Customer Service Orientation Provides helpful, courteous, accessible, responsive and knowledgeable client centric support to all internal and external clients. Human Resources Capacity Previously experience or exposure in Human Resources, highly desired but not required. Ethics Everyday display of the highest levels of integrity, honesty, respect, and sound judgment are essential for this role. Results Driven Displays behaviors and work ethic that are bottom-line oriented, and demonstrates consistency in producing results that support the business goals and objectives.VertiSourceHR offers a competitive salary and benefits package including, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and 401k. VertiSourceHR, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: International Tax Services Manager - ITTS - Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City, Utah

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International Tax Services Manager - ITTS - Salt Lake CityTaxRequisition # SAL000MTPost Date Nov 13, 2019Handling tax for a large, sophisticated organization takes more than just a technical understanding of current tax practices. As an International Tax Services Manager, we'll look to your knowledge across a wide range of tax areas and processes, devising elegant outcomes to some of the most complex challenges around. You'll work with some of the world's most prestigious businesses, and in return you can expect an incredible range of projects and responsibilities that will support your career growth.The opportunityThis is an area that's seen plenty of recent growth and investment ' and you'll see that reflected in your career. It's no exaggeration to say you'll be working on highly publicized projects. The field of tax planning is constantly changing as new laws, regulations and technologies enter the fold, and this is your opportunity to be part of that development.Your key responsibilitiesDepending on your unique skills and ambitions, you could be managing various responsibilities, from technical planning and advising to global project management. Whatever you find yourself doing, you'll personally coach and develop a highly trained team, all while handling activities with a focus on quality and commercial value. This is a highly regulated industry, so it's all about maintaining our reputation as trusted advisors by taking on bold initiatives and owning new challenges.Skills and attributes for success Identifying and answering complex domestic and international tax issues Providing technical tax advice and planning services to a portfolio of projects Building long-lasting relationships with our clients, developing your understanding of their unique needs and requirements Building and leading a dedicated client service team, providing performance feedback and guaranteeing your people always have the skills, tools and opportunities they need to grow Constantly developing your own knowledge, maintaining your status as a trusted advisor by monitoring emerging trends, technologies and practicesTo qualify for the role you must have A bachelor's degree in a relevant field A US CPA license, or state bar membership The ability to communicate complex tax concepts to clients Confidence in your ability to prioritize when working on multiple complex projectsIdeally, you'll also have A master's or PhD in Business, Finance, Economics, Management, Policy Analysis or a related fieldWhat we look forWe're looking for knowledgeable technical professionals with an excellent general knowledge of both international and domestic tax. You'll need excellent business acumen and a firm strategic vision, so if you are ready to bring it to life by developing your team, this role is for you.What working at EY offersWe offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer: Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry Opportunities to develop new skills across a broad spectrum of tax areas A network of overseas colleagues, and chances to relocate or take on overseas assignments The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for youAbout EYAs a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.Build your legacy with us. Apply today.EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. ()
          

Other: Bather / Groomer Trainee - Centerville, Utah

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Bather / Groomer TraineeYOUR GROOMING CAREER: Start your career in grooming as a Groomer Trainee!-- As a Groomer Trainee in our Grooming Salon, you'll have the opportunity to build personal relationships with your clients each time they visit and truly become a part of their family. You'll get to know their pets' styles and personalities to create a customized, stylish experience just for them!-- From that first shampoo to that final strut home, you'll take pride in the services you provide!GROOMED FOR GREATNESS: You bring the passion and we'll bring the training. Petsmart offers a free, paid training program that will set you up for success. Stage 1-- Pet Stylist Apprentice: Jump start your education by getting hands-on experience with our pets. These pets become our own pets while they are in our care, so our number one priority is to get safety certified. Under the guidance of the salon leader, you'll begin your training as a bather and learn about different dog breeds and styling. You'll help to get the dogs comfortable in our salon and spend time bathing them, trimming their nails and providing support to groomers throughout the pet's stay. Stage 2-- Grooming Academy: After getting some experience under your belt (well, smock!), you'll attend our free, paid Grooming Academy! This exclusive, 4-week program is valued at over $6000! You'll have 4 weeks in a classroom environment, gaining insights from our experienced Academy Trainers. You'll dive in deeper into breed styling, caring for different dog breeds, and get comfortable with tools and clippers. As an added bonus, at graduation, you'll receive a free tool kit worth over $600! Stage 3-Groomer Trainee: You'll put your brand-new education and fancy new tool kit to work when you head back to our salon. With the leadership and oversight of experienced groomers, you'll begin to groom all different breeds and sizes of dogs. We have a target of 200 dogs to ensure you get the experience and diversity you need. Stage 4-Pet Stylist in Training:-- Now it's time for you to really hone your skill set. You'll build relationships with your own clients, advise on styles, suggest new services and share in the joy that comes with a client picking up their freshly coiffed pet. It's the best thing in the world, well, that free tool kit is pretty great, too!THE WARM AND FUZZIES:We've highlighted job responsibilities and programs as best as we could above-but the best parts of working at PetSmart can't be fully described in the job description.-- It's the pride of the giving Mickey a makeover in our salons watching him strut his stuff on the way out. Paws off, ladies, he's taken! It's the excitement of Walter's wagging tail during his bath or Sadie's smile after her teeth are cleaned. It's the gussying up of Gizmo for this year's holiday photoshoot. (Fun fact: many of our groomers receive holiday cards from their clients!) It's the little things we do that add up to really big things that pets need. Working at PetSmart is not a job, it's a community of those who work together for the love of pets. Apply now to experience a career that loves you back. Similar Job Titles: Bather, Bathing Bath, Dog Groomer, Dog Grooming, Cat Groomer, Cat Grooming, Animal Groomer, Salon Associate, Pet Care Associate, Pet Stylist, Pet Groomer, Bather, Bathing, Haircut, Pet Groom, Dog Shampoo, Nail Grinding, Nail ClippingThis job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associates/leaders assigned to this job perform. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual position you are hired in to. PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial or local law. Applicants must be over the age of 18.The employer will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. ()
          

Other: DevOps Engineer - Salt Lake City, Utah

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We bring enhanced performance and scale to your business through our services. We provide premium quality IT Consulting, IT Services and IT Staffing for our customers in the most cost-effective manner.At vTech Solution, we offer a fully managed cloud solutions where we take away the pain of IT infrastructure management from our clients, so they can focus on their core business having peace of mind knowing that their IT infrastructure is well taken care of in every aspect.We are currently hiring for--DevOps Engineer at Salt Lake City, UTDescription:Skills Required: Experience withcore scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Go and Java, as well as strong unix/shell skills Knowledge of cloud provisioning and management tools like Cloud Formation and Terraform Hands-on experience with automation of CI/CD pipelines for cloud applications Acquaintance with 12 Factor principles, API Design and deployment patterns/strategies Knowledge of application deployment and management patterns Experienced in application and data security for cloud software Good understanding of logging, monitoring and operational aspects of cloud applications Experience in validated delivery and proposing solutions, roadmaps and reciprocally defining solutions and the needed architecture to enable it Ability to provide technical leadership to the development, QA and support teams in preparing the design artifacts and implementation of solutions Ability to identify integration patterns and points between various design areas and should be able to track the implementation of integrations Identify measurable dimensions (including return on investment) of a problem and present the options with pros and cons Excellent presentation, documentation, communication and influencing skills, as well as skills which present/influence technology direction in business context to the partners Must have experience with Jenkins, Maven, Sonar, Artifactory, Sonatype Nexus, Urban Code Deploy, Docker, Chef, Shell scripting, JMeter, Splunk, Confluence, JIRAQualification/Education Bachelor---s degree in Computer Science or similar discipline, Masters a plus 5+ years--- experience in Large Application Deployment Automation and DevOps implementations Experience in cloud application deployment automation patterns and various scripting languages Experience in Enterprise level Cloud Based Application Development and deployment such as AWS EKS, and AWS Fargate! Experience with DevOps tools like Concourse, Jenkins, Artifactory etc.! Understanding of cloud securit and AWS Cloud CertificationInterview Mode:1st Phone Screen/ 2ndIn-Person/SkypeYou can directly reach me at--ajay.t@vtechsolution.com/--202.217.1375 (D)-- ()
          

Professions: Accountant / Reimbursement Analyst - Senior / Staff - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Job ID:241348Greater Salt Lake areaDetails:About UsBeing a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining a world-class team of over 37,500 employees and caregivers while embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.To find out more about us, head to our career site here .Job DescriptionPrepares or reviews third-party financial accounting, contractual allowances, cost reports and surveys, and other projects as assigned. Requires no supervisor assistance for routine tasks and minimal supervision for non-routine tasks.NOTE: We will hire at Staff or Senior level based on qualifications.Essential Job Duties 1. Performs routine and non-routine tasks requiring more in-depth analysis and is expected to identify alternatives and recommend plans to resolve problems. Direction is limited to overall process and complex problems. Timely and accurately completes assigned tasks. 2. Performs or reviews reimbursement processes (i.e., reconciliation of third-party G/L accounts, calculation of actual and budgeted contractual allowances and variances, monitoring of individual claims (logs), etc.). Interacts with HIM, PAS, and hospital finance staff as needed. 3. Prepares or reviews cost reports and surveys, reviews audit adjustments and settlements, and files appeals and exception requests to appropriately maximize reimbursement. Interacts with Medicare Administrative Contractor, State Medicaid, and hospital personnel as needed. 4. Acts as a mentor. May be responsible for the coordination, training, direction and review of those working with reimbursement functions. 5. Understands and stays current on laws and regulations related to reimbursement. Determines the impact of reimbursement changes on hospital operations with minimal supervision.Posting Specifics Benefits Eligible: Yes Shift Details: full time Department: Accounting Services Additional Details:We will hire at Staff or Senior level based on qualifications.Minimum Requirements (Staff) Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related field,or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related field. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified. Computer skill experience including: spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and Internet.Minimum Requirements (Senior) Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other business related field with four years of experience,or Masters degree in accounting, finance, or other business related field with two years of government health care experience. Degree must be obtained from an accredited institution. Education is verified. Computer skill experience including: spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and Internet.Physical Requirements Interact with others requiring the employee to communicate information. Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands. See and read computer monitors and documents. Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.Preferred Requirements Master's of Accountancy MBA CPA licensePlease NoteAll positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.Additional Details:Working Hours 40Primary Work Location World Trade CenterExpertise Business / AdministrationJob Type Full TimeLocation US-UT-Salt Lake City ()
          

Advertising: Social Media Coordinator - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Apply on Company Website Social Media Coordinator University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Posted 22 hours ago Apply on Company Website Details Open Date 10/15/2019 Requisition Number PRN22230B Job Title Marketing/Communications Specialist Working Title Social Media Coordinator Job Grade E FLSA Code Professional Patient Sensitive Job Code? No Standard Hours per Week 40 Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Shift Day Work Schedule Summary VP Area U of U Health - Academics Department 01757 - PUBLIC AFFAIRS Location Campus City Salt Lake City, UT Type of Recruitment External Posting Pay Rate Range 45,000 - 55,000 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Job Summary University of Utah Health is seeking a Social Media Coordinator to oversee all social media channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc) including regular postings, customer service duties, and analytics reports. The position also oversees content creation and curation for the HealthFeed blog. Responsibilities Primary contributor to U of U Health's social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Supervise social media activities during and after hours. Establish U of U Health's presence in social media platforms. Coordinate strategic initiatives with public affairs and marketing. Build and manage social media campaigns. Create and lead social media training. Research and recommend strategies and tools to ensure the success of social media. Some general public relations tasks as needed, such as writing, event coordination, and project management. Assistance with on-call responsibilities will be required. The job scope includes, but is not limited to: - Post regularly to social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube) - Monitor mentions, responses, and replies to posts in a timely manner - Monitor overall online reputation for University of Utah Health - Place ads and boosts on social media platforms for maximum impact and minimal cost - Monitor and analyzing of social media activity to increase growth and engagement - Write blog posts for the HealthFeed blog, often under a tight deadline - Post outsourced pieces of content to HealthFeed - Provide social media training and support to departments and faculty on an as needed basis - Provide support for public affairs and marketing - Assist with crisis communications as needed - Work with media on requests for interviews and other coverage - Monitor and report on success of social media through use of social media analytics and other tools. - Maintain an editorial calendar of social media posts that aligns with departmental goals. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree English, Journalism, Communications, or related field plus 3 years of related experience, or equivalency; excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills; familiarity with a variety of computer software; project management and strong interpersonal skills; ability to work both individually and in a team setting. Some areas may require additional experience with specific computer systems and may require skills in interviewing, ad copy writing, editing, photography, web writing, graphic design, audio & video production, and oral presentation. Master's degree in a related field may be preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. Preferences Preferences will be given to those with a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, related field or equivalency; three - five years relevant experience. Expertise with local media markets and knowledge of statewide, regional and national media preferred. Ideal candidate has professional experience working in social media and public relations. Candidate should have excellent writing skills, project management experience and ability to work collaboratively. Must be familiar with SEO strategies, metrics and tools and methods of social media, including use of demographic statistics for popular and relevant platforms. Type Benefited Staff Special Instructions Summary Additional Information The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: ******************* or call ************. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, ************** (V/ TDD ), email: ****************** . The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ('URS'). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at ************** for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at ************** or ************** or University Human Resource Management at ************** if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ('URS'). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at ************** for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at ************** or ************** or University Human Resource Management at ************** if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Internal Auditor - Orem, Utah

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Position PurposeThe Internal Auditor will have responsibility to perform financial-related, operational, and compliance audits including assistance with pre-audit planning, entrance conference, field work, developing recommendations, report writing and exit conferences. The Internal Auditor reviews internal controls, efficiency and effectiveness of operating and program policies and procedures, and compliance with applicable regulations (e.g., federal, state, and local code, policies and procedures).The Internal Audit department works with its internal business customers to help develop and improve governance, processes, systems, controls and understanding of risks. The Internal Audit department is responsible for planning, executing and reporting audits, as well providing advice on control and risk issues.The Internal Audit function operates as an independent advisor, responsible for examining and evaluating business activities and related risk for the purpose of ensuring regulatory compliance, safeguarding company assets and improving its systems of financial and operational controls.In addition, the Internal Auditor performs annual physical inventories observation of designated facilities and provide assistance with other related inherent audit activities, as requested by Audit Leadership.Qualifications / Functional Skills/ Knowledge Areas Bachelor or master's degree in accounting, finance or related field Preferably holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified or Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Financial Auditor (CFA) professional certification2+ years' experience in internal and/or external audit environment ALC and HighBond experience would be highly regardedKnowledge of principles and theories of auditing and internal controlsKnowledge of principles and practices of research methods Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and/or IIA StandardsApplication of logic to identify and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, drawing conclusionsEffective team player with the ability to work independently Compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, verify, or process information or dataProblem recognition and root cause/statistical analysisSound critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities Ability to comprehend and interpret policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and guidelines Collaborate with other team members Professionalism and sensitivity in communicating and collaborating with management, employees, and external auditorsAbility to travel up to 25% of the time (domestic) ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Software Engineer (Java) - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Accelerate Your CareerDrive global technology?With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries.?Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000?retail locations and most automotive?manufacturers.?? CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts?supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.????We?re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.?From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we?re hiring to support your growth and ours -?Green?light your career.??We are looking for a skilled individual to help us stay current with cutting edge technologies. We are a Java shop and have a great software package we are pushing to new levels. Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, and Services; these are a few of the technologies we are using and will be using, and we need skilled qualified engineers to join us in utilizing these technologies to make what we do even better.-- We have a great group of engineers to work, with a lot of tenure. Engineers like to stay when they become part of our team (Lightspeed family).--Skills: Communication is key to what we do. You need to be a collaborative engineer Ability to learn new programming languages Test, test and more tests.-- We like to have our code covered in as much testing as possible Excellent organizational skills Understanding of Computer Science concepts including Data Structures, Methods, Number Systems, Algorithm Analysis and Product Development Cycles--Requirements: Deep understanding of the Java language Experience with enterprise architectures Experience with SQL and interactions with RDBMS Experience with API---s--Great if experienced with: Linux Operating Systems Kotlin language skills a plus Worked with PostgreSQL Agile Methodologies Good working knowledge of network communications. Docker and Docker orchestration, Kubernetes a plus. Knowledge of AWS/GCP and its services Service and/or Micro Service architectures Experience programming in React.--Education:BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience level--?CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. ?You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. ? That?s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well. ? All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.?CDK Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. We believe that diversity in all aspects of business leads to strength. ()
          

Other: Data Protection Leader - Relocation to Phoenix, AZ Required - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Data protection is the foundation of information security. Knowing what data you have, where it is located and how it is protected and in compliance with laws/regulations is the minimum requirements of any security program. This role will evolve the current strategy and implement the next generation enterprise data protection strategy. Use your expertise to help us craft the next generation of our IT Security program. Help us re-think what it means to achieve cyber excellence delivering capabilities in a fast-changing, highly competitive market. Your day could include and experience we would like to see : Acts as a transformation security leader driving change across IT and business departments to implement strong data security practices, encryption and other data protection and privacy requirements. Develop and implement enterprise data protection strategy. Work with asset management program to link data to other areas of the asset taxonomy. Develop approach to identify, protect and minimize data while balancing business needs and privacy requirements. Partner and educate IT partners in data protection requirements and data protection techniques Develop policies, standards and ongoing governance to ensure compliance and resiliency. Lead team of technical resources to implement outstanding outcomes. Identify data protection and minimization strategies, with focus on impact of emerging technology (Cloud, CI/CD) Foster and drive organizational change that leads security towards a comprehensive data protection strategy and implementation plan Actively partner with department leads, architects, and business liaisons to embed the appropriate data protection practices and requirements at the beginning of projects Ability to develop compelling visual materials to communicate with various levels of leadership across IT and the business. Assess data protection practices and implement protection through proper access controls and encryption tools and strategies. Experience managing certificates and cypher keys used in secure communication and the tokenization of data.Education, Certifications and nice to have: Bachelor's degree (in Information Technology or a related discipline) or equivalent work experience 7+ years of Information Technology and Security experience* Experience in Encryption, Access Management, Privacy and other data protection areas Agile operational model experience IS certifications preferred (CISSP, CISM, CISA or Equivalent) Leadership experience (2-5 years) CSAA Insurance Group offers many benefits, including: Comprehensive health care plans, including medical, dental, vision, and tax-deferred spending accounts. Employee assistance, healthy pregnancy and wellness programs. Paid time off, plus nine paid holidays and 24 hours of volunteer time off. 401(k) plus company matching up to 6% and a cash balance pension program. Paid training, tuition reimbursement, self-service training and career development opportunities.Be part of a community that works:At CSAA Insurance Group, we take pride in our values-based culture. Helping our employees have enriched lives and satisfying careers is how we work. Our employees appreciate the integrity and inclusion that is evident throughout our everyday interactions. We respect the diverse range of perspectives, backgrounds and cultures of our teams, and join together when it comes to helping our members, community or one another.Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, our community also works in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey and Oklahoma. Learn more about us at CSAA-Insurance.aaa.com/careersPlease submit your application to be considered. We communicate via email, so check your inbox to ensure you don't miss important updates from us.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.Location: Glendale, AZ*LI-SB1#HP ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: Housekeeper - $12/hour - $200 Signing Bonus - Residence Inn - (19168617) - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Here's To Your Journey with Residence Inn Residence Inn by Marriott helps guests thrive while on long stays so they can perform at their best. Spacious suites with full kitchens offer the comforts of the modern home, while employees provide service with a human touch to business and leisure travelers alike. Working at Residence Inn, you will build relationships grounded in team work and experience the legendary Residence Inn service culture which focuses on delivering against the unique needs of long stay guests. Find Your World at Residence Inn by Marriott. The Residence Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood, located at 6425 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84121 is currently hiring a Housekeeper - $12/hour - $200 Signing Bonus. Responsibilities include: The impact youll make When a guest walks into any of our rooms imagine that first look around they take. Followed by that sigh of relief because theyve arrived to their home away from home, be it for a night or a week, and its perfect. Everything is exactly in its place. Crisp, pressed linens. Perfectly placed pillows. A sparkling mirror. Every detail adding up to an experience our guests feel great about because they know theyre in good hands while staying with us. Thats the impact you make with your efforts, which become even bigger when those experiences add up and create a loyal customer. What youll do Replace guest amenities and supplies in rooms Make beds and fold sheets Remove trash, dirty linens and room service items Greet guests and take care of requests Straighten desk items, furniture and appliances Dust, polish and remove marks from walls and furnishings Vacuum carpets and floor care duties Perks you deserve Well support you in and out of the workplace by offering: Team-spirited coworkers Encouraging management Wellbeing programs Learning and development opportunities Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage Recognition programs What were looking for A warm, people-oriented demeanor A team-first attitude A gift for paying attention to the smallest details This role requires the ability to move and lift up to 25 lbs. Standing, sitting or walking for extended periods of time and ensuring a professional demeanor, clear communication and appearance in a clean uniform are also required. Prior to employment, well ask you to complete safety training and certification. Youre welcome here Our highest priority is making you feel as welcome as our guests. We want you to know youre important to us and that youll make an impact in your role, and for that, youll be appreciated and valued. To apply now, go to: https://jobs.marriott.com/marriott/jobs/19168617?%3Flang=en-us/ Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others. Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities. Chat, engage and follow us on social media. www.facebook.com/marriottjobsandcareers http://www.instagram.com/marriottcareers @lifeatmarriott on Snapchat So, we ask, where will your journey take you? - Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: Housekeeper - $12/hour - $200 Signing Bonus - Residence Inn - (19168617) - Provo, Utah

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Here's To Your Journey with Residence Inn Residence Inn by Marriott helps guests thrive while on long stays so they can perform at their best. Spacious suites with full kitchens offer the comforts of the modern home, while employees provide service with a human touch to business and leisure travelers alike. Working at Residence Inn, you will build relationships grounded in team work and experience the legendary Residence Inn service culture which focuses on delivering against the unique needs of long stay guests. Find Your World at Residence Inn by Marriott. The Residence Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood, located at 6425 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84121 is currently hiring a Housekeeper - $12/hour - $200 Signing Bonus. Responsibilities include: The impact youll make When a guest walks into any of our rooms imagine that first look around they take. Followed by that sigh of relief because theyve arrived to their home away from home, be it for a night or a week, and its perfect. Everything is exactly in its place. Crisp, pressed linens. Perfectly placed pillows. A sparkling mirror. Every detail adding up to an experience our guests feel great about because they know theyre in good hands while staying with us. Thats the impact you make with your efforts, which become even bigger when those experiences add up and create a loyal customer. What youll do Replace guest amenities and supplies in rooms Make beds and fold sheets Remove trash, dirty linens and room service items Greet guests and take care of requests Straighten desk items, furniture and appliances Dust, polish and remove marks from walls and furnishings Vacuum carpets and floor care duties Perks you deserve Well support you in and out of the workplace by offering: Team-spirited coworkers Encouraging management Wellbeing programs Learning and development opportunities Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage Recognition programs What were looking for A warm, people-oriented demeanor A team-first attitude A gift for paying attention to the smallest details This role requires the ability to move and lift up to 25 lbs. Standing, sitting or walking for extended periods of time and ensuring a professional demeanor, clear communication and appearance in a clean uniform are also required. Prior to employment, well ask you to complete safety training and certification. Youre welcome here Our highest priority is making you feel as welcome as our guests. We want you to know youre important to us and that youll make an impact in your role, and for that, youll be appreciated and valued. To apply now, go to: https://jobs.marriott.com/marriott/jobs/19168617?%3Flang=en-us/ Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others. Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities. Chat, engage and follow us on social media. www.facebook.com/marriottjobsandcareers http://www.instagram.com/marriottcareers @lifeatmarriott on Snapchat So, we ask, where will your journey take you? - Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Senior Software Engineer - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Company OverviewAt Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security. Department OverviewBring your talent and skills to Motorola Solutions, as part of the Software Enterprise at the Salt Lake City Design Center. The Records and Evidence team develops software for public safety organizations to manage all forms of records and evidence. We build products to serve large cities that need sophisticated, customized workflows to smaller municipalities that need cost effective, end to end solutions. All of our systems are built scalable and highly reliable. We provide both cloud and on-premises solutions. These efforts are all in support of our hybrid cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for public safety customers. This team is part of the Software Enterprise division, which offers secure, reliable and efficient team communications, workflow and operational intelligence solutions for critical public safety and enterprise markets throughout the world. Our services use cloud computing infrastructure on AWS and Azure to build at scale. Job Description Perform as a contributing member of an advanced software development scrum team using modern software development techniques to produce world-class public safety software solutions in both on-premise and cloud-based environments Participate in formal and informal design and implementation activities producing mission-critical, real-time solutions that will affect the public directly and may save lives Develop requirements, code and create unit and other automated testing solutions for highly available and sophisticated enterprise level systems and services Provide engineering management with accurate effort estimates for projected work and produce documentation including User Stories and Tasks Effectively communicate and collaborate with technical leaders in a multi-team/multinational environment with teams spanning the globe Demonstrate flexibility and resilience in the face of changing technologies, priorities, and requirements Desired Qualifications: Self-starter, able to understand and verbally express software development concepts in a clear manner and through the use of reports and other written artifacts. Strong background in modern software development practices, principles, and tools including JavaScript, ES6, Nodejs, plus a UI framework like Angular or React Experience with RDBMS such as MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server and any NoSql distributed databases like Cosmos DB/DocumentDB/ DynamoDB In depth knowledge and working experience developing REST based APIs and implementing microservice principles and architectures Experience developing cloud based solutions in Azure or AWS (other similar enterprise level systems may be relevant) Proven ability to evaluate software quality through the use of functional testing, load testing, performance testing and techniques like network tracing, threat analysis, penetration testing, unit and exploratory testing This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's \"Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy\" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent fingerprint background check administered by Motorola Solutions Inc. customers. Basic Requirements Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field and 3+ years of software development experience or masters degree in Computer Science or related field with 1+ years of experience Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by government customer Travel RequirementsUnder 10% Relocation ProvidedNone Position TypeExperiencedReferral Payment PlanNoEEO Statement Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic. If you are a current Motorola Solutions employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. ()
          

Healthcare: Telemedicine Physician Opportunity with Great Income and Flexible Hour - Park City, Utah

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Quivvy Tech is currently hiring telemedicine physicians!Quivvy Tech is the fastest growing national telemedicine network in the U.S. We have a triage call center where all patients are pre-screened for medical necessity and to confirm compliance with legal and regulatory standards all while ensuring a positive patient experience.Telemedicine Physician Responsibilities Include: Evaluate patients medical conditions (review patient chart); Determine medical necessity of products requested by the patient; Electronically sign Rx prescriptions upon consult completion; Your contact information will remain private at all times Telemedicine Physician Requirements: Must be a commercial insurance provider and/or Medicare provider; Maintain all appropriate licensure to prescribe medications under applicable state and federal laws; Maintain familiarity with our state of the art portalTelemedicine Physician Benefits: Competitive compensation; No billing insurance companies; Reliable volume; Work from anywhere; Flexible hoursPlease contact me for more information at ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack (Salt Lake City, UT) - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Earnest empowers people with the financial capital to live better lives We're an accomplished team of design, math, finance and technology geeks who believe consumer lending can be radically improved and are doing something about it. We created a company that combines data science, streamlined design, and technology to: Build products that simplify the lending process, Provide them to more people, and Engage with our customers through more human experiences. As a Lead Engineer at Earnest you'll provide technical direction and build the software that is revolutionizing consumer lending, automating the loan approval process and orchestrating the transfer of billions of dollars. In addition to the $3+ billion in loans serviced, we build tools to maximize Earnest's growth while providing the best possible client experience. Our focus is on building a modern platform that allows us to move faster over time. This means a willingness to rethink domains from first principles and an ability to collaborate well across technical and non-technical teams. In this role, you will: Create architecture plans and present them to the engineering team Mentor and provide guidance on best practices to team members Launch new features such as an integration with strategic partners, acceleration of loan funding, integration of data science and machine learning models to automate loan decisions Work with Product Managers on priorities with team At Earnest, we use Node.js and TypeScript on the server-side. On the front-end we use React/Redux for building new things and Angular for everything else. We deploy services in Docker and Kubernetes on AWS. We integrate with other internal microservices (written in Node.js and Scala) and store the bulk of our data in Postgres and Amazon S3. Ideal background and expertise: 6+ years of professional development experience Experience with server-side concepts, e.g. microservices, database, caching, performance, monitoring and scalability Extensive experience with modern Node.js preferred Professional experience in React/Redux desirable Relevant data modeling experience and integration with databases such as PostgresSQL Experience working in Fintech, Banking, or related Consumer Financial Services companies is a plus Earnest Perks & Benefits: Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans Employee Stock Purchase Plan 401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match Tuition reimbursement program $1000 flight on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world and 25 days of annual PTO Earnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetics, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance. ()
          

Executive: Product Manager - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Company OverviewAt Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security. Department OverviewThe Command and Control team develops software for public safety organizations to manage public safety responders workflow and operational intelligence management. We build products to serve large cities that need sophisticated, customized workflows to smaller municipalities that need cost effective, end to end solutions. All of our systems are built scalable and highly reliable. We provide both cloud and on-premises solutions. These efforts are all in support of our hybrid cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for public safety customers. This team is part of the Software Enterprise division, which offers secure, reliable and efficient team communications, and records and evidence solutions for critical public safety and enterprise markets throughout the world. Our services use cloud computing infrastructure on AWS and Azure to build at scale. Job DescriptionMotorola Solutions CAD products help public safety agencies improve response times, efficiently allocate resources and better inform first responders through better information gathering and situational awareness. This Product Manager will be responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for a portion of the MSI's CAD portfolio. Product Management analyzes the market and competitive conditions and lays out a product vision that is differentiated and delivers unique value based on customer demands. The role of the product manager spans many activities from strategic to tactical and provides cross-functional leadership-bridging gaps within the company between different functions, especially between development, sales and marketing, and support. The product manager is the person responsible for defining the 'why', 'what,' and 'when' of the product that the development team will build. They are the director of their product -- which means they lead cross-functional teams from a product's conception through to its launch. Product Strategy The product manager is responsible for setting a product vision and strategy. Their job is to clearly articulate the business value to the product team so they understand the intent behind the new product or product release. They own the strategy behind the product along with its roadmap and must work with development to define, prioritize and build what matters. Create and manage backlog, roadmap, and vision Identify customer needs and market requirements Evaluate competitive intelligence Define financial goals Create business plans and proposals for new initiatives Strategic partner and third party supplier management Product Releases Product Managers must plan for what their teams will deliver and when they will deliver it. The product manager owns the release aspect of the product. Release responsibilities include managing features and dependencies in and across releases, product and support teams; and managing releases with phases and milestones. Establish vision and goals for sprints and releases Help define market offer and structure Work with enablement organizations to make products orderable and deliverable Define and support the implementation of training, support and deployment requirements Manage risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality Coordinate overall release project and schedule Product Visioning Collecting, curating, and promoting the most relevant ideas into features. Defining which ideas should be promoted to features to achieve key objectives for the product line and business. Soliciting feedback and requests from customers and field teams and ensuring this is seamlessly integrated into the product planning and development processes. Gather customer and sales feedback and voice of customer Feature Definition The product manager defines the features and requirements necessary to deliver a complete product to market and lead the product team to success. They are responsible for articulating the 'what' and working with development to determine the 'when.' Create user stories and scenarios Direct and approve UI/UX activities Define acceptance criteria, KPIs and SLAs Go-to-market Support Responsible for making product decisions and often acts as the lead resource for the rest of the organization when deep product expertise is required. This includes supporting the organizations that help bring the product to market and work directly with customers, including marketing, sales, training and support services. Facilitate sales and channel training Assist pre-sales with custom project requests Define and ensure implementation of GTM assets including demo environments, training materials, and presentations Qualification: Bachelors Degree, MBA or other graduate degree - preferred 3+ years progressive experience in engineering or Product Planning/Product Marketing/Product Management Experience with Law Enforcement / Public Safety industry a plus Agile/Scrum experience Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by government customer 25% Travel Specialized Knowledge and Skills Agile/Scrum experience Firm understanding of software design, user interaction, and user interface design. Deep technical knowledge in software development methodologies. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are a necessity Polished presentation skills for internal and external audiences Proactive, enthusiastic attitude toward challenging problems Capable of quickly evaluating and prioritizing new projects alongside customer feedback Strong ability to take complex user requirements and distill them into a format that can be understood by developers as well as non-technical staff Ability to research and analyze product requirements from various stakeholders High degree of competency with project management, including issues and risk identification and management, tracking; demonstrated strong attention to detail. Ability to understand market trends, financial data, and customer needs and assess competitive intelligence data. Experience in Law Enforcement / Public Safety is a plus Experience in Scaled Agile Framework is suggested Build consensus among stakeholders Ability to work well independently and as part of a diverse team spread across multiple continents in a fast-moving environment Ability to multi-task among various assignments This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent fingerprint background check administered by Motorola Solutions Inc. customers. Basic Requirements 3+ years progressive experience in engineering or Product Planning/Product Marketing/Product Management Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by government customer Travel RequirementsUnder 25% Relocation ProvidedNone Position TypeExperienced Referral Payment PlanYesEEO Statement Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic. If you are a current Motorola Solutions employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: Housekeeper - Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek - (19164451) - West Jordan, Utah

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Here's To Your Journey with Marriott Hotels Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels. Marriott Hotels, Marriott Internationals flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel. JW Marriott is part of Marriott International''s luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if youre happy, our guests will be happy. Its as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where youll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. Thats The JW Treatment. The Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, located at 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101 is currently hiring a Housekeeper. Responsibilities include: The impact youll make When a guest walks into any of our rooms imagine that first look around they take. Followed by that sigh of relief because theyve arrived to their home away from home, be it for a night or a week, and its perfect. Everything is exactly in its place. Crisp, pressed linens. Perfectly placed pillows. A sparkling mirror. Every detail adding up to an experience our guests feel great about because they know theyre in good hands while staying with us. Thats the impact you make with your efforts, which become even bigger when those experiences add up and create a loyal customer. What youll do Replace guest amenities and supplies in rooms Make beds and fold sheets Remove trash, dirty linens and room service items Greet guests and take care of requests Straighten desk items, furniture and appliances Dust, polish and remove marks from walls and furnishings Vacuum carpets and floor care duties Perks you deserve Well support you in and out of the workplace by offering: Team-spirited coworkers Encouraging management Wellbeing programs Learning and development opportunities Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage Recognition programs What were looking for A warm, people-oriented demeanor A team-first attitude A gift for paying attention to the smallest details This role requires the ability to move and lift up to 25 lbs. Standing, sitting or walking for extended periods of time and ensuring a professional demeanor, clear communication and appearance in a clean uniform are also required. Prior to employment, well ask you to complete safety training and certification. Youre welcome here Our highest priority is making you feel as welcome as our guests. We want you to know youre important to us and that youll make an impact in your role, and for that, youll be appreciated and valued. To apply now, go to: https://jobs.marriott.com/marriott/jobs/19164451?%3Flang=en-us/ Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others. Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities. Chat, engage and follow us on social media. www.facebook.com/marriottjobsandcareers http://www.instagram.com/marriottcareers @lifeatmarriott on Snapchat So, we ask, where will your journey take you? - Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Tax Accountant I-Alt Inv - Ogden, Utah

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What You'll Do:Under direct supervision, prepares all tax work-papers and filings for various clients. Develops experience in accounting and taxation to provide compliance and consulting services to clients. Gains a comprehensive understanding of tax accounting requirements for various funds; meets client tax related deliverables. Gathers data and prepares tax work papers. Preparation of all necessary supporting tax schedules (such as securities analysis, PFIC and foreign currency analysis, etc.) Assists with the examination of accounts and records to help compute taxable income according to prescribed rates, laws, and regulations. Preparation of tax filings (extensions, federal income, K-1, and state tax filings). Works with other departmental staff to advise client regarding effects of business activities on taxes, and on strategies for minimizing tax liability. Researches and analyzes of a wide range of tax issues related to business transactions and tax implications of fund clients including tax planning responsibilities. Assists with a variety of tax issues for fund clients ranging from tax planning, restructuring, and research. Preparation of interim tax reports as needed. Preparation of after-tax total return calculations. Preparation of other miscellaneous filings (i.e., Forms SS-4, W-9, Forms 1099-MISC, etc.). Track due dates and deadlines for tax filings. Maintain tax files. Respond to questions from coworkers and/or manager in a timely and professional manner. Other duties as assigned.Culture of Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to building a strong UMB by hiring talented, high-performing associates with diverse backgrounds. Maybe you simply want to work at a company where you have a voice and an opportunity to share your unique ideas.Please visit us at careers.umb.com to view a list of all available opportunities. UMB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Principals only. No 3rd parties or agencies, please.In this Role, You will Need: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Basic Microsoft Office skills. Exhibit initiative in a deadline driven environment. Demonstrates good work habits and attendance and follows policies and procedures.At UMB:We strive to deliver the unparalleled customer experience, and show customers they can count on more from UMB. The same is true for our associates. You can count on more benefits, more training, more support, and more opportunity!What you'll get:Unique Benefit Programs : We offer a great benefits package including several unique programs like an incentive-based wellness program, parental leave, adoption assistance and health care for you, your spouse or domestic partner, your dependents and even your pets!!Community Involvement: Giving back is a big part of who we are! We support several great causes throughout the UMB footprint. We even offer Volunteer Time Off, which allows associates to dedicate 16 hours a year to a worthy cause of their choice.Professional Development: We provide our associates with the tools they need to support their career goals - including training, tuition reimbursement and career guidance.Who You Are: Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.Job Title:Tax Accountant I-Alternative InvestmentsWork Schedule:Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pmDivision Name:Institutional BankingAddress:2225 Washington BlvdRequisition Number:11304BRShift:Full TimeCity:OgdenState:UT11304BR ()
          

Engineering: Senior Digital Staff Engineer - Relocation to Phoenix, AZ Required - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Would you like to work multi-functionally to drive innovation at a 100+ year-old brand? Are you looking for a caring company that is committed to exceptional service? If so, be part of a community that works at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, in our Glendale, AZ office.While we've been named a best place to work,' our proudest accomplishment comes from serving nearly 17 million AAA members. Through our commitment to service, growth and our people, CSAA Insurance Group will create AAA members for life by fulfilling our promise to be there when they need us.Why join us? Impact. Join us in reinventing CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer and deliver solutions across 23 states and the District of Columbia. Work and learn alongside your Team Members at start-up speed and agility to create real and meaningful change Recognition. We offer a competitive total compensation package including base salary, both annual and long-term lucrative performance bonuses, benefits, and 401(k) Company match with additional discretionary contribution potential. Lifestyle. We do honorable work, and we practice our values: respect, integrity, teamwork, and serviceWhat you'll do: Be a lead technical resource on the Digital Engineering team, building CSAA's next generation of customer facing web & mobile applications. Deliver durable, high-quality software in a fast-paced environment. Work in support of multiple agile release trains, epics and scrum teams providing technical oversight and leadership to Embedded software engineers. Provide technical analysis, design, code, and automate in support of program and project deliverables. Participate in estimation sessions, design sessions, implementation plans, and resolve technical issues as needed. Deliver clear, pragmatic solutions with applicability to meet immediate business needs. Contribute to code reviews, ensuring appropriate unit test coverage is in place. Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs. Assist team in achieving high degrees of automation using well established DevOps and Agile practices. Ensure that technical solutions are aligned with Enterprise Architecture and applications and systems are built for uninterrupted availability, meet performance requirements, future extensibility, multiple system integrations, long-term growth and low-maintenance support. Ensure that technical and quality standards are enforced throughout the software development lifecycle. Mentor and coach more junior engineers and assist in onboarding of new team members. Advocate technical direction, define best practices and principles for Digital Engineering. Work close functionally with other teams including Integrations, Policy Administration, Claim Administration, and Product to drive strategic business capabilities.What you've done: Demonstrated understanding of Digital technologies including experience with React, Redux, JavaScript, and Node.js. Experience using JavaScript unit testing frameworks. Experience using code analysis tools such as PMD, Checkstyle, Findbugs, and Sonar Experience designing and implementing Single Page Applications Experience working with Continuously Deployed applications Experience consuming RESTful web services Experience with web optimization techniques Experience in building applications deployed in AWS Effectively manage priorities, deliverables and timelines with little need for escalation. Provide technical leadership to drive the continued adoption of DevOps and cloud enterprise solutions. Drive best practices in Site Reliability Engineering and insure Secure, Scalable, Performant, and Highly Available Service. Relentlessly introduce new ways of improving & scaling digital applications. Identify, plan, and implement improvements to deployment/release pipelines.What you'll need to succeed: Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in building web & mobile applications. Demonstrated mastery of software development best practices, including code standards, cod reviews, source control mgt, build processes, testing, and operations. Working experience of Cloud architectures, services, and DevOps practices within AWS. Strong customer relationship, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Outstanding oral, written, presentation and listening communication skills. Effective decision-making skills, even under pressure and while lacking all of the desired information detail. Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles. Experience with highly transactional account and payment related websites. Experience supporting complex systems with significant integration points and external Third Party systems through APIs. Ability to work within shifting priorities and tight timelines.CSAA Insurance Group offers many benefits, including: Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance coverage including benefits coverage for domestic partners. Company contributions into a Health Savings Account (HSA). 401(k) plus company matching dollar for dollar up to 6% and a cash balance retirement program. Company paid employee assistance plan and health support programs. Award-winning wellness programs including free onsite fitness classes. Paid bonding leave for birthing and non-birthing parent and paid adoption leave. Two weeks paid military leave. Paid time off, plus ten paid holidays and 24 hours of paid time off to volunteer. Tuition reimbursement, self-service training, career development and mentorship opportunities.Be part of a community that worksAt CSAA Insurance Group, we take pride in our values-based culture. Helping our employees lead enriched lives and satisfying careers is how we work. Our employees appreciate the integrity and inclusion that is evident throughout our everyday interactions. We respect the diverse range of perspectives, backgrounds and cultures of our teams, and join together when it comes to helping our members, community or one another.Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, our community also works in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey and Oklahoma.Let's work togetherWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.*LI-SB1#HP ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: Housekeeper - Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek - (19164451) - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Here's To Your Journey with Marriott Hotels Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels. Marriott Hotels, Marriott Internationals flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel. JW Marriott is part of Marriott International''s luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if youre happy, our guests will be happy. Its as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where youll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. Thats The JW Treatment. The Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, located at 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101 is currently hiring a Housekeeper. Responsibilities include: The impact youll make When a guest walks into any of our rooms imagine that first look around they take. Followed by that sigh of relief because theyve arrived to their home away from home, be it for a night or a week, and its perfect. Everything is exactly in its place. Crisp, pressed linens. Perfectly placed pillows. A sparkling mirror. Every detail adding up to an experience our guests feel great about because they know theyre in good hands while staying with us. Thats the impact you make with your efforts, which become even bigger when those experiences add up and create a loyal customer. What youll do Replace guest amenities and supplies in rooms Make beds and fold sheets Remove trash, dirty linens and room service items Greet guests and take care of requests Straighten desk items, furniture and appliances Dust, polish and remove marks from walls and furnishings Vacuum carpets and floor care duties Perks you deserve Well support you in and out of the workplace by offering: Team-spirited coworkers Encouraging management Wellbeing programs Learning and development opportunities Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage Recognition programs What were looking for A warm, people-oriented demeanor A team-first attitude A gift for paying attention to the smallest details This role requires the ability to move and lift up to 25 lbs. Standing, sitting or walking for extended periods of time and ensuring a professional demeanor, clear communication and appearance in a clean uniform are also required. Prior to employment, well ask you to complete safety training and certification. Youre welcome here Our highest priority is making you feel as welcome as our guests. We want you to know youre important to us and that youll make an impact in your role, and for that, youll be appreciated and valued. To apply now, go to: https://jobs.marriott.com/marriott/jobs/19164451?%3Flang=en-us/ Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others. Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities. Chat, engage and follow us on social media. www.facebook.com/marriottjobsandcareers http://www.instagram.com/marriottcareers @lifeatmarriott on Snapchat So, we ask, where will your journey take you? - Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: Housekeeper - Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek - (19164451) - Provo, Utah

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Here's To Your Journey with Marriott Hotels Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels. Marriott Hotels, Marriott Internationals flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel. JW Marriott is part of Marriott International''s luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if youre happy, our guests will be happy. Its as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where youll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. Thats The JW Treatment. The Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, located at 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101 is currently hiring a Housekeeper. Responsibilities include: The impact youll make When a guest walks into any of our rooms imagine that first look around they take. Followed by that sigh of relief because theyve arrived to their home away from home, be it for a night or a week, and its perfect. Everything is exactly in its place. Crisp, pressed linens. Perfectly placed pillows. A sparkling mirror. Every detail adding up to an experience our guests feel great about because they know theyre in good hands while staying with us. Thats the impact you make with your efforts, which become even bigger when those experiences add up and create a loyal customer. What youll do Replace guest amenities and supplies in rooms Make beds and fold sheets Remove trash, dirty linens and room service items Greet guests and take care of requests Straighten desk items, furniture and appliances Dust, polish and remove marks from walls and furnishings Vacuum carpets and floor care duties Perks you deserve Well support you in and out of the workplace by offering: Team-spirited coworkers Encouraging management Wellbeing programs Learning and development opportunities Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage Recognition programs What were looking for A warm, people-oriented demeanor A team-first attitude A gift for paying attention to the smallest details This role requires the ability to move and lift up to 25 lbs. Standing, sitting or walking for extended periods of time and ensuring a professional demeanor, clear communication and appearance in a clean uniform are also required. Prior to employment, well ask you to complete safety training and certification. Youre welcome here Our highest priority is making you feel as welcome as our guests. We want you to know youre important to us and that youll make an impact in your role, and for that, youll be appreciated and valued. To apply now, go to: https://jobs.marriott.com/marriott/jobs/19164451?%3Flang=en-us/ Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others. Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities. Chat, engage and follow us on social media. www.facebook.com/marriottjobsandcareers http://www.instagram.com/marriottcareers @lifeatmarriott on Snapchat So, we ask, where will your journey take you? - Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. ()
          

Dan Hawkins: Gov. Kelly should remember 'The Buck Stops Here'

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Article I Section 3 of the Kansas Constitution is very clear. “The supreme executive power of this state shall be vested in a governor, who shall be responsible for the enforcement of the laws of this state.” In 2018 Governor Kelly sought the position of Governor and on November 6, 2018 a plurality elected her to carry out the role. Unfortunately, now that she is in office, Gov. Kelly seems less than interested in carrying out the constitutional duties of the position she [...]
          

Rowwwsdower's WIP

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Hello, everyone! I'm new to Cool Mini or Not and to painting, and I'm definitely looking to get better. I've got a couple mini projects that I'm working on simultaneously. Here's a wip one that I painted up in between visiting the in-laws - was looking to get some feedback on it. I know there are areas that can be improved. Comments on what's being done well and what can be done better would definitely be appreciated! Attached Images       
          

Pennsylvania’s Sexual Abuse Laws Leave Survivors Conflicted

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When Pa. overhauled its child sexual abuse laws, absent from the bill-signing were some who had worked hardest to see the changes pass.
          

Human Resources Specialist - Recruitment

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Closing Date:  December 6, 2019.  
Work Hours:  Typically Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Some weekend and after hours will be necessary.  
Grade: 16C 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Human Resources 


POSITION SUMMARY
The Human Resources Specialist - Recruitment performs a variety of technical human resource duties in the area of recruitment, employment, training, employee relations, benefit administration, and compensation. This position works under general supervision of the Assistant Human Resources Director and indirectly to the Human Resources Director. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Requires a regular and consistent physical presence in the Human Resources Department offices in City Hall, and the duties and responsibilities include the following: 

Behaves in a manner that promotes a productive, healthy, safe and positive work environment by: 
Depicting trustworthiness through integrity, truthfulness, consistency and honesty, and while protecting confidential information as necessary; 
Creating and maintaining positive relationships at all levels by treating others with courtesy, respect and in a conflict-free professional manner, and believing the best in others;
Taking into consideration the effects on others, on costs, and on intended outcomes of decisions and actions taken; 
Upholding the public trust by being safe, enforcing safety, and working promptly, diligently and with a focus on quality; 
Showing impartiality and equity toward others, and not using job responsibilities to provide nor elicit special favors, and by not making promises that conflict with job duties and responsibilities; 
Adhering to all policies, laws and regulations as applicable to the role and to being a citizen.   
Follows the ethical and legal direction of supervisor(s).
As a primary responsibility, oversees activities associated in filling vacant positions.  Composes advertisements for vacant positions. Ensures job opening announcements are posted and advertised. Composes and mails follow-up letters.  
As a primary responsibility, maintains close contact with Department Heads throughout recruitment and hiring process.
As a primary responsibility, tracks completion of pre-employment processing, including medical examinations, background checks, drug & alcohol testing, and fingerprinting.
As a primary responsibility, facilitates new employee orientation.
Answers telephone and routes calls; accurately records and distributes messages to appropriate staff.
Maintains the Human Resources Department email account; responds daily to all emails. 
Oversees the contract management process from proposal to closeout phase. 
Assists with the preparation and distribution of packets for the Human Resources Committee; takes and publishes minutes; ensures information pertaining to meetings is posted on the city’s website.  
Assists in overseeing the maintenance of a wide variety of files and records, including the retention, archiving, and destruction, as appropriate.  
Assists with data entry related to employee status changes as needed.
Assists with the yearly seasonal employee hiring process, including orientation and data entry.  
Assists with employee benefit administration and the planning and coordination of open enrollment meetings for all employee benefits.  
Responds to and advises City employees and applicants on personnel policies, personnel rules and regulations, equal employment opportunity, and other informational issues.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at all levels, internal customers, and the public.
Provides direction or answers most difficult or complex operational questions regarding department procedures or interpretations of department regulations and service standards; makes independent decisions to resolve operational or inter-personal conflicts with the public or employees
Provides support in other functional areas of the Human Resources department including, employment, employee relations, compensation, benefit administration, data entry, and workers’ compensation.
Serves on various City committees as assigned or requested; with a mindset of balance with other responsibilities of the role; participates actively and works collaboratively to achieve committee goals and objectives. Serves as chair or co-chair if elected by committee peers. 
Accountable for performing work with accuracy and the timely completion of assigned duties with minimal supervision.
Able to fill in for other Human Resources personnel and perform other duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
*Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.  

Knowledge of the methods, principles and practices of human resource management.
Knowledge of the methods and practices used to evaluate and interpret data and compile written reports in narrative and statistical form.
Knowledge of Federal and State statutes, City Ordinances and Personnel Rules and Regulations relating to human resource practices.
Knowledge of technical and management methodologies involved in performing classification of positions, employment, compensation, benefit administration, employee relations, worker’s compensation, risk management, equal employment opportunity, training research or other related human resource areas.
Ability to read and comprehend technical material for application to daily work.
Skilled in use of various types of computer software, including Microsoft Office and Publisher.
Ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
Ability to handle deadlines and stressful situations in a calm, orderly and accurate manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, management, other employees, agency officials, and the public.
Ability to organize and develop instructional material and present information and material.
Ability to train other staff on applications and procedures. 
Ability to determine individual benefit eligibility.
Ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
See under Experience, Education and Training below.  


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands and working environment, which follow, is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to talk, hear, sit, stoop, bend and reach to both ground level and overhead; hold and grip objects; must be able to lift/move/carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds; have the ability to multi-task when dealing with phone, computer inquiries and physical interruptions.  Must be able to operate basic office equipment, i.e.: copier, scanner, computer keyboard, mouse and other computer technology required for job duties.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.  


WORKING ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment. Occasionally, the employee may be exposed to the outdoor environment, which may include a variety of extreme weather conditions. This position may be required to drive to various locations around the state of Missouri.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low.


EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING
High School graduate or GED equivalent is required. 
An Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or closely related field from an institution of higher learning that is regionally accredited through the U.S. Department of Education preferred. 
A minimum of one year experience working in a Human Resources titled role is required. 
Three years of professional experience in clerical work is preferred. 


LICENSING/CERTIFICATION
Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license with the ability to be insured under the City of Branson’s insurance coverage when driving a city-owned vehicle.
National Career Readiness Certificate Preferred.


MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be experienced using the suite of Microsoft Office software.
Must be extremely detail oriented, efficient, and have excellent organizational skills.  
Must be able to pass a background investigation. 

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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Stop shady firms harassing grieving families

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Gazelles to be hunted - that's how sales staff at one call centre described the elderly customers they were targeting with expensive funeral plans. 'You need to have claws out,' one manager wrote.
          

Vyrůstá nám generace měkkýšů, je přesvědčen slavný cestovatel

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Cestovatel Jaroslav Pavlíček strávil část života v Antarktidě, kde založil polární stanici. Přešel Grónsko i Aljašku a po celém světě provádí experimenty přežití a soužití s přírodou. Na ledovci, v poušti, v džungli, v horách, na moři. Proč vozí deštník? K čemu slouží spacák za necelé dvě stovky? Proč je lepší cestovat bez mobilu? A co vás spolehlivě zabije, když ztroskotáte na pustém ledovém ostrově?
          

Sending Smoke Signals: Electronic Cigarettes, The Next Mass Tort

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Whether you know them as e-cigarettes, vape pens, or “Juuls,” electronic cigarettes have grabbed the nation’s attention. As research about the short- and long-term health effects of e-cigarettes develop, alleged predatory advertising to youths captured the government’s attention amidst a recent “vaping-related” illness that is dominating the news. Predictably, this is all leading to a launch of lawsuits, and the next mass tort is on the horizon. E-cigarettes, developed for commercial use in China in 2003 and first sold in the United States in 2007, deliver nicotine (and often flavoring) to their users in vapor instead of smoke. Composed of an internal cartridge called a cartomizer (which holds a liquid solution containing varying amounts of nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals) and a vaporizer (which heats the solution), e-cigarettes are activated when its user puffs or inhales the device, at which point the liquid is vaporized. The user then breathes in this vapor, hence the term “vaping.” E-cigarettes are commonly used to inhale nicotine, but are also used to deliver tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and butane hash oils.
          

Gdzie na Sylwestra 2019/2020? Najlepsze oferty dla Singli Gdzie na Sylwestra 2019/2020? Najlepsze oferty dla Singli

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Zaczęły się gorączkowe przygotowywania do powitania Nowego Roku 2020. Właśnie teraz rozglądamy się za imprezą sylwestrową, która sprosta naszym oczekiwaniom i sprawi, że ta magiczna noc na przełomie roku 2019 i 2020 będzie tą niezapomnianą i wyjątkową. Dlatego Serwis MyDwoje.pl zapytał Partnerów o najciekawsze propozycje na ten wieczór właśnie dla Singli.
          

What Are You Thankful For?

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uwec-teacherworkshopSen. Smith reflects on the amazing conversations he had and the lessons he learned during his first year representing the 31st Senate District.


BRUNSWICK, WI - We’re nearing the end of another year and already getting ready for Thanksgiving. Everything seems to speed up during these last weeks as we prepare for the holiday season and the New Year. As we try to slow things down, we have time to reflect on and remember what we accomplished this year and ask ourselves what we’re thankful for.

Personally, I have many reasons to be grateful. Barely a year ago, I was elected as your state senator, something I’m eternally grateful for. In the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and learn from community members and connect with legislators from across the state and country. While reflecting on the year and anticipating the time ahead, we must remember to listen, respect and learn. Let’s all do our best to build relationships and develop trust to make our state the place we want to leave for our children and future generations.

Learning really is a lifelong experience. Serving as your senator, I’m given more opportunities to learn than most people get. My personal style of listening evolved, allowing me to be outdoors and visible to constituents. During the week, I’d take out my truck and park, hoist up my flags and the Stop ‘n Talk sign and invite anyone to have a conversation. My mobile office hours offered the opportunity for folks to talk as they headed home from work or on the way to an event.

jeff-smithI’m thankful for all of the amazing advocates who visited me in my office or on the streets and shared personal stories, experiences and lessons. You can visit my Facebook page and find pictures and descriptions from many of my Stop ‘n Talks.

When I’m not in the district, I also have the fortunate opportunity to learn from Capitol colleagues, staff, statewide advocates and people serving in other parts of our great Nation. This past year, I met with community leaders at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) annual Legislative Summit and the NCSL Broadband and Cable Policy Summit. In fact, these were the best opportunities I had to mingle with legislators from the other side of the aisle. These learning opportunities make me a more knowledgeable and well-rounded representative for you. I’m thankful for any opportunity to listen and learn other perspectives and ideologies.

Although I had incredible experiences, this year also presented some challenges. After all, before I was even sworn in, Republicans passed new laws in a lame duck session that limited the powers of the governor and attorney general. It wasn’t a good start to the 2019 legislative session and the Republican’s failure to work with us hasn’t improved.

There’s more to be grateful for than the challenges that set us back. We must remember to rise above and remember everything we are grateful for. I’m truly thankful for shared governance. After all, democracy was always meant to be a shared style representing the people. This was Wisconsin’s first attempt at shared governance since 2008. In 2009-10 Democrats had the governor’s office and majorities in both houses and Republicans had the same from 2011 until this year.

Let’s be thankful for the prospect of shared governance and a new opportunity to work together. Hopefully by next Thanksgiving, I can share there’s been more opportunity to build relationships and trust with colleagues from the other side of the aisle.

Thanksgiving means different things to different people. It’s a time when we get together with family and friends. Maybe it’s a time for others to get away from those family and friends or the obnoxious uncle pushing political views at the Thanksgiving table. We need to come together and appreciate our commonalities and celebrate this unifying tradition. It’s called Thanksgiving for a reason – giving is how we pay forward, while we give thanks for what has been passed on to us.


          

Wrocław/ Wkrótce Wampiriada, czyli zbiórka krwi na Uniwersytecie Ekonomicznym

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Katowice, 29.10.2008. Po raz 11; Regionalne Centrum Krwiodawstwa w Katowicach zorganizowało happening Wampiriada, zachęcający do honorowego oddawania krwi, 29 bm. W dotychczasowych akcjach pod tym hasłem Centrum zebrało tysiąc litrów krwi. (kru) PAP/Andrzej Grygiel
Zwrócenie uwagi na deficyty krwi przeznaczonej do transfuzji oraz krzewienie wśród młodych ludzi świadomości, że oddając krew można uratować komuś życie – to niektóre z celów Wampiriady, czyli zbiórki krwi organizowanej na Uniwersytecie Ekonomicznym we Wrocławiu.
          

Riot Games closes a chapter with sexual harassment lawsuit s

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B-Tree Index Improvements in Postgres 12

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#333 — November 27, 2019

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Postgres Weekly

B-Tree Index Improvements in Postgres 12 — B-tree indexes have been improved in Postgres v12 - this article describes some easily understood examples. It won’t affect most users but there are some performance benefits, particularly for databases stored on media with poor random read performance (e.g. magnetic storage).

Laurenz Albe

12 Common Mistakes and Missed Optimization Opportunities in SQL — A lengthy list of SQL “dos and don’ts” covering topics like timezones, ranges, formatting queries, and unions.

Haki Benita

Multitenancy Options in Postgres — A high-level overview of the Postgres architecture helps provide some contextual understanding of the multitenancy options available with Postgres. Download this white paper to learn more about the three main Postgres multitenancy options.

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How To Get Started with pgBackRest on Postgres 12pgBackRest is a backup and restore tool for Postgres that now takes advantages of some of the new features in Postgres 12. Here’s how to set up and configure it.

Tom Swartz

Deploying and Configuring Postgres with Puppet — Runs through the installation and programming of Puppet modules (Puppet being a popular open source config management and deployment system) for deploying/configuring your databases.

Hugo Dias

Converting from Asynchronous to Synchronous Replication in PostgreSQL — Shows you how to install a PostgreSQL Cluster from scratch and convert the asynchronous replication (default) to a synchronous one.

Sebastian Insausti

An Overview of VACUUM Processing in Postgres

Kumar Rajeev Rastogi

Sum Types for Relational Databases — A look at different ways to encode sum types.

Dmitry Olshansky

Waiting for PostgreSQL 13: Allow Invisible PROMPT2 in psql — This is a really minor thing in the grand scheme of things but psql in Postgres 13 will make prompts a little nicer when entering multi-line queries.

Hubert depesz Lubaczewski

📂 Code and Projects

PGLoader: A Data Loading Tool for Migrating to Postgres — A COPY-based data loading tool that supports both parallelism and can load in data that may be partially erroneous but without stopping (as \copy might).

Dimitri Fontaine

eBook: Best Practices for Optimizing Postgres Query Performance — Learn how to get a 3x performance improvement on your Postgres database and 500x reduced data loaded from disk in this free pganalyze eBook.

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pg_simdjson: An Extension for Parsing JSON using simdjson — This is a prototype/experiment for now but I like seeing things like this out there. This extension uses the high performance simdjson parser to (slightly, so far) outperform Postgres’s native JSON parser.

Dmitry Dolgov

pg_query_state: A Module for Query Progress Monitoring

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Opposition finds new hay to make

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TVA’s headline “Montréal accusée de faire du pavage électoral” is, of course, about the official opposition accusing Projet of mostly doing paving contracts in boroughs where it’s in the majority. I can see two obvious flaws here, although there may be others. One, Projet’s heartland is in the older parts of town, which are inevitably […]
          

دار الإفتاء تصدر «موشن جرافيك» حول حقوق المرأة في الإسلام

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أكدت دار الإفتاء المصرية أن من مقاصد التشريع الإسلامي حفظ مكانة المرأة والإعلاء من شأنها؛ بحفظ حقوقها في جميع مراحل حياتها وبجميع أشكال العلاقات الإنسانية. وقالت دار الافتاء، في فيديو موشن جرافيك أنتجته وحدة الرسوم المتحركة...

هذا المحتوى من «المصري اليوم».. اضغط هنا لقراءة الموضوع الأصلي والتعليق عليه


          

Listwy przypodłogowe Mardom Decor

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Czy diabeł zawsze drzemie w szczegółach? Czy zawsze, tego nie wiemy. Ale wiemy, że jeśli chodzi o wykańczanie wnętrz, to tak. Dlatego oferujemy Państw...
          

Wyniki NBA: Doncić lepszy od LeBrona! Mavs wygrali z Lakers!

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Aż cztery spotkania rozegrany były w niedzielny wieczór! W najciekawszym z nich Los Angeles Lakers podejmowali Dallas Mavericks. W pojedynku LeBrona Jamesa z Luką Donciciem lepszy okazał się Słoweniec, który zdobył 27 punktów i zabrakło mu jednej zbiórki do kolejnego triple-double. Doncić poprowadził swoją drużynę do wygranej w Staples Center 114:100. Mavs przerwali serię dziesięciu wygranych Lakers […]
          

Wyniki NBA: Doncić znów demoluje, 49 punktów Younga, 10 wygrana Lakers z rzędu!

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Dzień po święcie dziękczynienia, NBA wraca do gry z przytupem. Pierwszy mecz z trzynastu zaplanowanych na sobotę odbył się na Brooklynie, gdzie miejscowi Nets podejmowali Boston Celtics. Dla podopiecznych Kenny’ego Atkinsona była to szansa, by odkuć się za ostatnią porażkę. W ciekawszych meczach oglądaliśmy 49 punktów Trae Younga, któremu jednak nie udało się poprowadzić Atlanty […]
          

‘I Paid To Get Damaged’: Lone Tree Hair Clinic Hit With Lawsuits, Complaints

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"I didn't even get what I paid for,” said one former patient. "I got nothing, I got worse, I paid to get damaged basically. Literally that’s what I did.” 
          

Накратко - World AIDS Day 2019 - 29-11-2019

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Every year, 1 December marks World AIDS Day, proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1988 and aimed mainly at raising awareness. This year's specific theme, 'Communities make a difference', draws attention to the crucial role of community health workers and communities of people living with HIV, highlighting their contribution to ending the epidemic. World AIDS Day also offers an opportunity to take stock of progress, globally and in the EU.

Източник : © Европейски съюз, 2019 - ЕП
          

[renowacja] rower spod śmietnika - na dojazdy do roboty i do 6 stówek

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Nie zajmuję się ubezpieczeniami więc ciężko mi się wypowiadać bo statystykami też się nie interesowałem. Na pewno nawet 6 km dziennie rowerkiem spacerowym tempem jest lepsze niż brak tego ruchu, czuję nawet po sobie bo mam porównanie z poprzednią pracą do której jeździłem samochodem więc wsiadałem pod domem i wysiadałem pod drzwiami. Czy uchroni mnie to przed zawałem? Pewnie nie uchroni, ale zawsze to jakiś czynnik na plus dla zdrowia, zresztą nawet samopoczucie mam lepsze jak się poruszam. Co do kradzieży itp to starałem się kupić brzydką ramę, mam zabezpieczenie i to tyle. Nawet jakby mi co 2 miesiąc kradli rower to i tak wyjdzie taniej niż dojeżdżać autem. W końcu chcę się z nim zmieścić w 6 stówkach sumarycznie :-)
          

Marvipol z pozwoleniem na użytkowanie Cascade Residence

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Kameralna inwestycja, którą Marvipol Development zrealizował na warszawskim Mokotowie uzyskała pozwolenie na użytkowanie. Klienci mogą odbierać klucze do 39 mieszkań oraz 5 lokali usługowych, które powstały w ramach inwestycji przy ul. Modzelewskiego 63. W aktualnej ofercie dostępne są apartamenty od 60 do 180 mkw. w cenie od 13 000 zł/mkw. brutto.


          

Apresentação do ‘Odivelas Teqball Cup’ - FC Porto, Sporting CP, Vitória SC, CF Belenenses, Vitória FC e GD Estoril Praia presentes no Evento deste Domingo

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O ‘Odivelas Teqball Cup’ foi apresentado esta quinta-feira, 28 de novembro, no Auditório do Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas. A competição cumpre-se este domingo, 1 de dezembro, a partir das 15h00, no Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas.

 

A Conferência de Imprensa contou com a presença do Vereador do Desporto da Câmara Municipal de Odivelas – Paulo César, do Presidente da Federação Teqball Portugal - Karoly Henczi, do Vice-Presidente da Federação Teqball Portugal - Vasco da Rocha (apresentação técnica da prova) e do Padrinho do Evento – o ex-futebolista Carlos Chaínho. Marcaram ainda presença o jogador do Belenenses – Marco Paulo e os representantes da Seleção Nacional que vão estar no Campeonato do Mundo de Teqball que se realiza de 6 a 8 de Dezembro em Budapeste, na Hungria – Bernardo Bento (que vai fazer dupla com João Pinheiro) e Rafael Pio (singles).

 

A ‘Odivelas Teqball Cup’ é um torneio promocional da modalidade, organizado em parceria com a Câmara Municipal de Odivelas, que marca o início da atividade da nova Federação Teqball Portugal e que reúne alguns dos mais emblemáticos clubes portugueses, representados por antigos jogadores de futebol. O Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas é o palco da competição que se cumpre este domingo, 1 de dezembro, entre as 15h00 e as 19h00.

 

A competição conta com a presença de 6 Clubes Nacionais e ‘antigas glórias’ do futebol português: FC Porto (Raúl Meireles e José Bosingwa), Sporting CP (Carlos Xavier e Pedro Xavier), Vitória SC (Fernando Meira e Pedro Mendes), CF Belenenses (Marco Paulo e Gonçalves), Vitória FC (Marco Tábuas e Tengarrinha) e GD Estoril Praia (Mário Jorge e Nuno Abreu).

 

Paralelamente à competição, a FTP promove Workshops dedicados a autarquias, clubes e estabelecimentos de ensino que estejam interessados em desenvolver o Teqball. As sessões decorrem entre as 14h30 e as 16h30, no Auditório do Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas.  As inscrições são livres e podem ser realizadas através de um formulário no site www.fteqball.pt.

 

Responsável pela implementação da modalidade em solo nacional, Karoly Henczi apresentou aNova Federação Teqball Portugal, à qual preside, explicando os passos que já foram dados e próximos objetivos para o desenvolvimento do Teqball em Portugal.

 

Imagepizzazz … to capture public attention.” It turned out that hearings produced more than their share of bombshells—from EU ambassador and Trump megadonor Gordon Sondland’s admission that there was a “quid pro quo,” to State Department official David Holmes’s testimony about  overhearing a phone call in which Sondland assured Trump that Ukraine would move ahead with the investigations Trump had requested, to former National Security Council official Fiona Hill’s conclusion that Sondland was carrying out a “domestic political errand” for the president that diverged from the U.S. national interest. When the Committee concluded its hearings, the evidence was damning and largely uncontested: Trump appeared to have been part of a scheme to extort a foreign country into sabotaging the US presidential election to his benefit.

Yet, even with the evidence on public display, it remains next to impossible to imagine Republicans taking meaningful action. Even Republicans seen as most likely to break from their party are signaling support for Trump. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), a member of the Intelligence Committee who is retiring from Congress and has at times criticized the president, said that, while the president’s actions had been “inappropriate, misguided foreign policy,” he did not see evidence of an impeachable offense. Hurd’s statement can reasonably be seen as an indication that few (if any) Republicans in Congress will vote to impeach or remove the president from office.

Some observers describe what we are seeing as a crisis. In fact, what we are living through is constitutional failure. The system created by the framers is not doing the job it was designed to do, particularly in the current circumstances: We are faced with a corrupt president who rejects the very idea of legal limits on his power.

Our constitutional democracy is based on free and fair elections, individual rights, independent courts, and the rule of law—the idea that no one is above the law. Trump rejects all of these bedrock principles. He has tried to undermine free and fair elections (most recently demonstrated in the Ukraine scandal.) He threatens his critics with prosecution and lawsuits, disdaining the notion of First Amendment speech and press protections. He seeks to delegitimize judges who rule against his policies. He rejects the idea that ordinary rules and laws apply to him and his allies, declaring (erroneously) that under Article II of the Constitution, “I have the right to do whatever I want as president.”

Trump poses an existential threat to our system of government—and yet he remains in office. In a functioning system, Republicans would have already joined Democrats in taking action to remove Trump from office—just as Republicans stood against Nixon in 1974. In our failed system we are reduced to waiting to see how far Trump will go before congressional Republicans will act—if they ever do.

Every system needs a way to protect itself, and our constitutional system provides (in theory) all the tools needed to deal with the direct threat Trump poses. Congress is fully empowered to remove a corrupt president from office. But congressional Republicans, by refusing to act, render those tools useless. 

James Madison believed that the constitutional system would prevent the accumulation of too much power in any one branch of government. If one branch exceeded the limits of its power, it would be reined in by the others. In order for this to work, Madison famously wrote, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” In other words, if the president engaged in a power grab, members of Congress would use constitutionally available tools to check him or her —not out of moral rectitude but because legislators would be worried about ceding their own power to an ambitious president.

The system is failing because Republicans are placing partisan concerns—their own loyalty to Trump or fear of the political costs of defying him—ahead of their constitutional responsibilities. The system Madison helped design cannot function properly under these circumstances.

It is important to forthrightly describe the reality of constitutional failure for two reasons. 

First, it emphasizes the emergency we face. If he does not face consequences, Trump will feel emboldened to do precisely as he chooses, without regard to ethical or legal limits. We’re seeing this, for instance, with Trump’s moves to undermine the rule of law within the U.S. military by pardoning the Navy SEAL convicted of taking a “selfie” with the corpse of a teenage boy who fought for ISIS.

We can’t count on his removal from office by election as a foolproof safeguard, especially when Trump’s misconduct in the Ukraine scandal was focused squarely on an illicit attempt to tilt the electoral scales in his favor.

Second, describing what has occurred as failure points out that we need a new constitution, one that will be designed to strengthen our democracy against future existential threats. No system is guaranteed to succeed, but a failed one demands replacement. 

Today’s Republican Party is an anti-democratic, authoritarian party that seeks to gain—and has gained—power without winning a majority of votes. To this end, it pushes voter suppression measures and takes advantage of structural defects in our system. Gerrymandered districts can allow the GOP to win a minority of the votes and still control the House. The Electoral College gave Trump the presidency 2016, even though he lost the popular vote—a feat he stands a realistic chance of repeating in 2020. And though deeply unpopular, he enjoys majority support in a Senate that does not reflect political preferences of the majority of Americans, but instead allows a  minority in sparsely populated states to wield power. 

Making the electoral system more majoritarian could force the Republican Party to abandon its anti-democratic approach if it wishes to win. There is no guaranteed way to prevent would-be authoritarians from gaining power. After all, a very popular authoritarian could easily win the popular vote. But clearly, the authoritarianism of our current president is not popular with Americans: Trump’s approval ratings are consistently in the low 40s. Constitutional change would strengthen liberal democracy against an authoritarian party. It is worth trying.

With this goal in mind, a new constitution could address some of the anti-democratic features of our current system, including:

  • ending the Electoral College.

  • reforming or replacing a Senate that gives the 435,000 voting-age people in Wyoming as many votes as the 17,524,000 in Texas.

  • eliminating partisan gerrymandering.

  • protecting the right to vote against voter suppression efforts.

  • dealing with the corrupting influence of our current campaign finance system.

A new constitution could also be aimed at shoring up the rule of law, including by protecting the independence of the Department of Justice and replacing the current impeachment process with something capable of actually holding a lawless president to account. One idea to explore would be expressly giving the DOJ independent prosecutorial authority over the president. Another would be providing a process for triggering new presidential elections—say, based on a three-fifths vote in the House and Senate. 

Obviously, these kinds of changes are not politically plausible at the moment, but they need to be on our agenda—unless we are willing to risk another attack on the system from a future president. We need to begin talking about how to create the conditions needed for a new constitution, one giving us better odds of warding off the next authoritarian threat—assuming we survive the one posed by Trump.


          

From Fur to Foie Gras: Animals Are on a Winning Streak

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Activists with Slaughter Free Chicago (SFC) gathered November 7 at City Hall to push the city—once, says SFC founder Robert Grillo, the “slaughter capital of the world”—to eliminate its remaining slaughterhouses. Dozens of protesters sang, spoke with mayoral staff, and invoked the memory of the socialist writer Upton Sinclair, whose book The Jungle exposed the squalid working conditions of the city’s meatpackers.

Published in 1906, Sinclair’s novel galvanized landmark legislation empowering the federal government to regulate meat quality. But the plight of the workers themselves (let alone the animals they killed) went largely unaddressed. “I aimed for the public’s heart,” Sinclair famously wrote, “and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

The latest wave of slaughterhouse critics hopes this time, it can hit the heart.

On the surface, the situation for animals is grim: The Trump administration has loosened government protections in areas from wildlife refuges to trophy hunting to the meat industry, and climate emergency is poised to threaten wild animal populations worldwide. Though Trump did sign a federal ban on intentional animal cruelty November 25, it specifically exempts farms, slaughterhouses, hunters, fishers and research labs, rendering its scope limited. But a series of high-profile animal rights victories has swept the country in recent weeks, suggesting more substantive reform may be possible.

On October 30, activists in the public gallery at a New York City Council meeting thrust jazz hands to the air in celebration of a ban on foie gras produced from force-feeding, amid a raft of animal welfare legislation that included the establishment of a city office explicitly dedicated to animal welfare concerns, new data-keeping requirements on animal cruelty reports, vaccination requirements, equine working conditions, and regulations promoting shelter adoption—many of which reflect active ongoing campaigns elsewhere. Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the legislation November 25.

Earlier in October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed laws banning the manufacture or sale of new fur products, as well as the use of most animals in circus acts. In August, Illinois became the third state to outlaw the sale of cosmetics tested on nonhuman animals, following California and Nevada. And in Milwaukee, activists organized a successful resistance against a proposed plan to build a slaughterhouse in a long-vacant north Milwaukee business park, in a campaign partly inspired by SFC.

The 21th century, thanks in part to activist efforts, has seen a “loosening up of the instrumental perspective on animal use,” says Bernie Unti. Unti, a senior policy adviser to the president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has written extensively on the history of the animal protection movement. In the early-to-mid 20th century, Unti says, the movement largely focused on more modest campaigns such as those surrounding dogs and cats in pounds; a fast-growing meat industry parried any more ambitious proposals. But shift in public attitude, combined with technological innovations in clothing, research and fake meat, is making reforms an easier lift than in decades past.

“A common misconception about animal rights activists is that we only care about nonhuman animals, and that we’re discrediting human culture and human behavior,” says Amy Zignego, who helped organize the Milwaukee campaign. “We always have to be really sensitive. We don’t want to be perceived as a bunch of white vegans.”

Of the dozens of business-park neighbors whose doorbells activists rang, Zignego said, only one person had even heard about the slaughterhouse development plan, which was, at the time poised to proceed with little debate. Acting quickly, activists successfully pushed to delay the vote. The district’s alderman initially backed the proposed slaughterhouse on account of its potential to provide jobs and accused activists of “selective indignation” Ultimately, however, citing an “overwhelming response from neighbors in opposition to the project,” he changed his mind. The slaughterhouse company pulled out.

Zignego says the campaign aimed for an “intersectional” approach, arguing that the deleterious effects she associates with slaughterhouses—noise, pollution, and low-quality work—animated the activists just as did straightforward animal welfare concerns.

But there can also be tensions when human and nonhuman interests appear to diverge. The fur debates which have raged in California and New York—where the City Council speaker proposed a ban earlier this year—have in some cases stoked resentments along racial lines. The president of California’s Black Business Association, for instance, accused the anti-fur campaign of “ignorance,” citing the cultural significance of fur among black women. Corporations help fuel these tensions: The Intercept found that some California fur advocates received previously undisclosed payments from an industry organization.

Some activists acknowledge that many high-profile movement victories—even substantive ones—can feel somewhat parochial: Queen Elizabeth fur free; Pfizer banned a forced swim test, Walmart ends live fish sales. But many believe such narrower campaigns can effectively pave the way for change on a larger scale.

The Berkeley, Calif.-based grassroots advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) pushed for the statewide fur ban, but press coordinator Matt Johnson clarified the specificity of the issue did not reflect the scope of the group’s ambitions, which include the end of all animal exploitation for food, clothing, science and entertainment. But the statewide law, following municipal fur bans implemented in municipalities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, is consistent with the pattern laid forth in DxE’s 40-year “strategic roadmap.” This roadmap emphasizes local seed activism—with Berkeley as the epicenter—to forcefully push the proverbial Overton Window, fundamentally transforming how the public and the legal system conceive of nonhuman animals.

DxE formed this decade, and has gained prominence through its “open rescue” actions whereby activists enter a farm without authorization, document conditions and take with them animals in need. The strategy, which predates the organization, strives to extend legal precedent and to publicize mistreatment of animals. The group takes particular aim at source farms for retailers like Whole Foods that advertise as more humane.

A meat industry report showed that, while 2017 saw a slightly reduced volume of meat sales from the previous year, sales of meat with “production claims” like “antibiotic-free” or “organic” increased by more than 38%. For Johnson, this dual trend embodies the shortfalls of consumer-based rhetoric, which he doubts can galvanize the fundamental change he desires. Unti from HSUS sees validity in such criticisms, but still takes heart in the fact that more consumers experience a moral churn as they choose their eggs.

Ultimately, both activists agreed the movement must shake its reputation of self-righteousness—justified or not—to be successful.

Critics, Unti says, have charged that animal rights activists are “good at one thing: saying 'shh, tsk tsk.' Telling people what they should not do.”

“The message is so much centered around ‘go vegan,’ ” Johnson says. “It gives people this impression that you’re either in the snobby holier-than-thou club that no one really wants to be in, or anyone in that club thinks that you’re an evil person.”

Instead, he suggests, advocates’ message should be “systems-focused. People are on your side if you can craft that message. It feels like we should be at the tipping point.”


          

Other: Registered Nurse (RN) - Skilled Nursing Facility - Kennewick, Washington

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Skilled Nursing Facility **Located in: Tri-Cities, WA** Reports To:   Director of Nursing Position Summary Under the supervision of the Resident Care Manager/Director of Nursing, a RN assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provided through assessment, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care. The RN adheres to the standards of care for the area, manages the environment to maintain resident/patient safety, and supervises the resident/patient care activity performance by nursing assistants and helpers. Follows all policies and procedures and performs duties as defined by the State Nurse Practice Act. Regency Offers: Competitive Pay Flexible Schedule Excellent Benefits     Medical, Dental, Vison STD/LTD Life Insurance AD&D 401K Employee Discounts Generous Vacation and Sick and much more. Essential Position Duties Makes frequent rounds to note resident/patient conditions and to ensure nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. Gives/receives the nursing report upon reporting in and ending shift duty hours. Ensures assigned work area (i.e. nurse station, med. Cart, medication room, etc.), resident/patient care rooms and treatment areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner. Monitors supplies and orders as needed. Responsible for resident/patient care during his/her respective shift. Reviews care plans, at least daily, to ensure appropriate care. Notifies the Director of Nursing/Residence Care Manager/patient changes in condition. Receives and transcribes physician’s orders to resident’s/patient’s charts, Kardex/Care Plan A, Medication Administration Record (“MAR”), treatment/care plans, as required. Prepares and administers medications and performs treatments as ordered by the physician. Charts nurses notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident’s/patient’s response to the care. Documents all pertinent data as required by Medicare, Medicaid and company standards and policies. Completes the required forms upon admission, transfer, and/or discharge. Informs physician of resident/patient change of condition. Counts all controlled drugs with other nurse at shift change and notifies the Director of Nursing / Resident Care Manager of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift. Keeps medication room and medication cart locked according to regulations. Responsible for security of keys. Keeps medication room and medication cart clean and orderly. Follows and adheres to policies and procedures implementing HIPAA requirements for the privacy and security of protected health information. Uses and/or discloses only minimum amount of Protected Health Information necessary to complete assigned tasks. Performs other tasks/duties as assigned Qualifications/Educational Requirements Must possess a current RN license. License must be in good standings. Must have a minimum 1 year of experience as a supervisor in a healthcare setting. Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices. Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities. Call 844-200-7933 or Apply Online Today! ()
          

Other: Community Outreach Specialist - Kennewick, Washington

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MISSION Our Client provides exceptional and cost-effective transportation services that consistently exceed customer expectations while promoting the principles and practices of livable communities and sustainable development. VALUES Our Client values customer service, collaboration, diversity, fiscal accountability, innovation, sustainability and safety. Employees and representatives of our Client are expected to uphold these values and mission. NATURE OF POSITION Perform a full range of activities in support of community outreach programs to increase visibility within the surrounding community; cultivate relationships with community organizations and individuals. Essential Duties & Responsibilities/KSA Identify, develop, and coordinate community outreach programs and campaigns to increase community partnering and integration, awareness, and use of transportation and other services. Prospect, propose, oversee and execute community outreach activities for assigned campaigns and programs. Initiate, develop, and maintain positive long-term relationships with local organizations, governmental agencies, civic groups and other relevant entities. Plan, write, and edit material for advertisements, press releases, promotional events, and other public information as appropriate and assigned to support outreach needs. Educate community stakeholders regarding the scope of services and programs offered. Evaluate and report success of outreach events, campaigns and programs; recommend effective improvements. Conduct informational presentations on behalf of the Client for various community groups. Prepare reports requiring the collection and analysis of data on local demographics and public input for strategic use. Respond to community needs, in coordination with other staff, both proactively and as needed. Participate in meetings and events on weekends and evenings as required. Assist the Marketing & Communications Director in a variety of functionally related assignments; develop, execute and manage a variety of related projects; provide back-up to the Director and other Marketing team members as needed. Work with and maintain confidential information. Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Principles, techniques, and methods of effective community outreach, public communications, public relations, and news media communications. Understand and utilize marketing concepts and techniques, including development of programs and campaigns from inception to delivery. Principles and practices of copy writing, copy editing and style guide adherence. Communicate ideas and concepts effectively through presentations to small and large audiences. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public and other community partners and stakeholders. Plan, write, and produce internal and external communications materials for publication as assigned. Reason logically; be creative and take initiative. Analyze and evaluate complex situations; recommend and implement effective improvements. Define challenges; develop, evaluate, recommend and implement "best course" alternatives. Effectively represent the Client in a variety of public and private sector activities. Demonstrate success with the power to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflict. Learn new technologies, policies, procedures and guidelines established by professional organizations and/or governing agencies. Utilize office equipment and other relevant technology (software and systems) to meet business needs. Understand, follow, and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work as a team member and independently; effectively apply organizational and time management skills; meet deadlines and comply with Agency policies. Exercise sound judgment in making decisions. Focus on tasks and recall details; handle frequent interruptions. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field, and three-years' related experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Must possess a valid driver's license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Five years of progressively responsible experience cultivating relationships with businesses, community members and organizations, or government agencies. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Other OTHER CHARACTERISTICS Collaboration: Shares time and knowledge with others; adjusts priorities as circumstances dictate; follows through on commitments, accepts responsibility for actions, resolves interpersonal conflicts constructively. Diversity: Demonstrates an awareness and respect of cultural and individual values. Treats all people with dignity, courtesy and respect. Fiscal Accountability: Actively contributes to the productivity of the agency; demonstrates good stewardship of company time and resources; displays high standards of ethical conduct. Customer Service: Anticipates the needs of internal and external customers; delivers quality work products and services within expected timeframes. Considers and responds appropriately to people in various situations. Innovation: Considers new approaches to situations; encourages ideas and improvements. Sustainability: Actively encourages environmental benefits and the conservation of natural resources. Safety: Adheres to safety related laws, regulations, standards, and practices; performs work in a safe manner; encourages and supports others to be safe while at work. The Client offers full benefits including paid holidays, Paid Time Off and wellness insurance as well as retirement account options. Applicants must be punctual, have a good work ethic, and be able to successfully complete pre-employment testing and background investigation. -- - - ANR Group Inc, and its clients, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recruit and hire employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse (RN) - Skilled Nursing Facility - Kennewick - Kennewick, Washington

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Skilled Nursing Facility**Located in: Tri-Cities, WA**--Reports To:--Director of Nursing-----Position SummaryUnder the supervision of the Resident Care Manager/Director of Nursing, a RN assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provided through assessment, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care. The RN adheres to the standards of care for the area, manages the environment to maintain resident/patient safety, and supervises the resident/patient care activity performance by nursing assistants and helpers. Follows all policies and procedures and performs duties as defined by the State Nurse Practice Act.----Regency Offers: Competitive Pay Flexible Schedule Excellent Benefits ------ Medical, Dental, Vison STD/LTD Life Insurance AD&D 401K Employee Discounts Generous Vacation and Sick and much more.--Essential Position Duties-- Makes frequent rounds to note resident/patient conditions and to ensure nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.-- Gives/receives the nursing report upon reporting in and ending shift duty hours.-- Ensures assigned work area (i.e. nurse station, med. Cart, medication room, etc.), resident/patient care rooms and treatment areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.-- Monitors supplies and orders as needed.-- Responsible for resident/patient care during his/her respective shift.-- Reviews care plans, at least daily, to ensure appropriate care.-- Notifies the Director of Nursing/Residence Care Manager/patient changes in condition.-- Receives and transcribes physician's orders to resident's/patient's charts, Kardex/Care Plan A, Medication Administration Record ("MAR"), treatment/care plans, as required.-- Prepares and administers medications and performs treatments as ordered by the physician.-- Charts nurses notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident's/patient's response to the care.-- Documents all pertinent data as required by Medicare, Medicaid and company standards and policies.-- Completes the required forms upon admission, transfer, and/or discharge.-- Informs physician of resident/patient change of condition.-- Counts all controlled drugs with other nurse at shift change and notifies the Director of Nursing / Resident Care Manager of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift.-- Keeps medication room and medication cart locked according to regulations. Responsible for security of keys.-- Keeps medication room and medication cart clean and orderly.-- Follows and adheres to policies and procedures implementing HIPAA requirements for the privacy and security of protected health information.-- Uses and/or discloses only minimum amount of Protected Health Information necessary to complete assigned tasks.-- Performs other tasks/duties as assigned--Qualifications/Educational Requirements-- Must possess a current RN license. License must be in good standings.-- Must have a minimum 1 year of experience as a supervisor in a healthcare setting.-- Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.-- Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.------Call--844-200-7933 or Apply Online Today! ()
          

Other: Community Outreach Specialist - Kennewick - Kennewick, Washington

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MISSIONOur Client provides exceptional and cost-effective transportation services that consistently exceed customer expectations while promoting the principles and practices of livable communities and sustainable development.VALUESOur Client values customer service, collaboration, diversity, fiscal accountability, innovation, sustainability and safety.--Employees and representatives of our Client are expected to uphold these values and mission.NATURE OF POSITIONPerform a full range of activities in support of community outreach programs to increase visibility within the surrounding community; cultivate relationships with community organizations and individuals.Essential Duties & Responsibilities/KSAIdentify, develop, and coordinate community outreach programs and campaigns to increase community partnering and integration, awareness, and use of transportation and other services.Prospect, propose, oversee and execute community outreach activities for assigned campaigns and programs.Initiate, develop, and maintain positive long-term relationships with local organizations, governmental agencies, civic groups and other relevant entities.Plan, write, and edit material for advertisements, press releases, promotional events, and other public information as appropriate and assigned to support outreach needs.Educate community stakeholders regarding the scope of services and programs offered.Evaluate and report success of outreach events, campaigns and programs; recommend effective improvements.Conduct informational presentations on behalf of the Client for various community groups.Prepare reports requiring the collection and analysis of data on local demographics and public input for strategic use.Respond to community needs, in coordination with other staff, both proactively and as needed.Participate in meetings and events on weekends and evenings as required.Assist the Marketing & Communications Director in a variety of functionally related assignments; develop, execute and manage a variety of related projects; provide back-up to the Director and other Marketing team members as needed.Work with and maintain confidential information.Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance.Other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesPrinciples, techniques, and methods of effective community outreach, public communications, public relations, and news media communications.Understand and utilize marketing concepts and techniques, including development of programs and campaigns from inception to delivery.Principles and practices of copy writing, copy editing and style guide adherence.Communicate ideas and concepts effectively through presentations to small and large audiences.Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public and other community partners and stakeholders.Plan, write, and produce internal and external communications materials for publication as assigned.Reason logically; be creative and take initiative.Analyze and evaluate complex situations; recommend and implement effective improvements.Define challenges; develop, evaluate, recommend and implement "best course" alternatives.Effectively represent the Client in a variety of public and private sector activities.Demonstrate success with the power to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflict.Learn new technologies, policies, procedures and guidelines established by professional organizations and/or governing agencies.Utilize office equipment and other relevant technology (software and systems) to meet business needs.Understand, follow, and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.Work as a team member and independently; effectively apply organizational and time management skills; meet deadlines and comply with Agency policies.Exercise sound judgment in making decisions.Focus on tasks and recall details; handle frequent interruptions.QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field, and three-years' related experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Must possess a valid driver's license.--PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSFive years of progressively responsible experience cultivating relationships with businesses, community members and organizations, or government agencies. Bilingual in English and Spanish.OtherOTHER CHARACTERISTICSCollaboration:--Shares time and knowledge with others; adjusts priorities as circumstances dictate; follows through on commitments, accepts responsibility for actions, resolves interpersonal conflicts constructively.--Diversity: Demonstrates an awareness and respect of cultural and individual values.--Treats all people with dignity, courtesy and respect.Fiscal Accountability: Actively contributes to the productivity of the agency; demonstrates good stewardship of company time and resources; displays high standards of ethical conduct.Customer Service:--Anticipates the needs of internal and external customers; delivers quality work products and services within expected timeframes. Considers and responds appropriately to people in various situations.Innovation: Considers new approaches to situations; encourages ideas and improvements.Sustainability: Actively encourages environmental benefits and the conservation of natural resources.Safety: Adheres to safety related laws, regulations, standards, and practices; performs work in a safe manner; encourages and supports others to be safe while at work.The Client offers full benefits including paid holidays, Paid Time Off and wellness insurance as well as retirement account options.Applicants must be punctual, have a good work ethic, and be able to successfully complete pre-employment testing and background investigation.?ANR Group Inc, and its clients, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recruit and hire employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. ()
          

Healthcare: Occupational Therapist - Kennewick, Washington

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Occupational TherapistYour future begins with Infinity Rehab. As a company founded and operated by therapists, we have the tools to ensure your success. From laptops and clinical software for point-of-care documentation to a comprehensive benefits package and a focus on continuing education, your success is our number one priority. When you partner with Infinity Rehab and join our family as a therapist, you will experience a company passionate about its mission: to enhance the life of every person we serve. You will work with a dynamic multidisciplinary therapy team providing sub-acute inpatient therapy to individuals with a variety of medical conditions including orthopedic, neurological, and cardiopulmonary. Minimum Position Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.Current state licensure or in the process of licensure in this state.Must be clinically driven, dependable, and self-motivated.6 months - 1 year of geriatric/SNF experience is preferred.Infinity Rehab offers competitive hourly rates, time-and-a-half for holidays, a generous paid-time-off program, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, liability insurance, continuing education, annual symposium, and an annual employee appreciation event. Benefits vary between full-time, part-time, and on-call employment.Sign-on bonus or relocation assistance available for select locations.Infinity Rehab provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified individuals. Any personnel actions taken are without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. In addition to federal law requirements, Infinity Rehab complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates.Job 1193LaDawn Fronapel, RACRRegional RecruiterLFronapel@infinityrehab.comC 971-281-4990F 866-697-4618 Check us out on Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/user/InfinityRehab99/videoshttps://twitter.com/infinityrehabhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/55467?trk=tyahhttps://www.facebook.com/InfinityRehabCommunityhttp://www.infinityrehab.com/blog/ ()
          

Lawson, Anna

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Anna Lawson Lexington 70, 29-Nov, Peoples Funeral Home-Butler.
          

Price Drop: RVG-PRO (Finance)

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RVG-PRO 2.5


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Finance
Price: $.99 -> Free, Version: 2.5 (iTunes)

Description:

Calculate German Fees for Attorneys and Court.

How expensive is a German civil Lawsuit? How much may a German Attorney charge? What are the costs for the court. RVG-PRO calculates Court fees and Lawyer fees on the basis of the German RVG (Federal Act on Lawyer Remuneration ("RVG")). These fees depend on the amount in dispute which is the value of the procedure. RVG-PRO calculates these costs.

RVG-PRO has been created for professional use by lawyers, attorneys, judges in Germany. If you know the value of dispute and that court fees has to be paid factor 3 and lawyer fees occur (minimum) factor 2.5 you get the idea how much the whole procedure may cost.

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- Current Fee table of 2019.
- Layout for iPhone and iPad.
- Apple Watch App inclusive
- RVG-PRO calculates with procedure values up to 10 Mio EUR.
- Fees on the basis of Legal Aid ("PKH") can be chosen.
- It is possible to compare normal fees with PKH fees.
- Expenses may be charged in the amount of 20% of the net fees as a lump sum.
- Minimum fees according to § 13 Abs. 2 RVG considered.
- 44 factors for lawyer fees available.
- Factors for lawyer fees editable
- 18 factors for court fees up to 12x according to § 34 GKG.
- It is possible to calculate the procedural risks.
- Export of the calculations by e-mail, text, WhatsApp ect.
- On iPad 2 Memory-Spaces and additional Calculator.
- Memory remains if app is closed.

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Vivo launches it is telephones each month

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It’s easy to see why: the Galaxy S8’s colors are so rich and vibrant, several different telephones look washed out as compared. Take your pick from our collection of new smartphones that aren’t only powered by advanced technologies, however are additionally ergonomic in terms of their designs. But eighth-, tenth-, and twelfth-graders in the 2010s truly spend less time on homework than Gen X teenagers did in the early 1990s. Since 2010 the variety of lawsuits, counter-fits, and commerce complaints based on patents and designs available in the market for smartphones, and gadgets primarily based on smartphone OSes such as Android and iOS , has elevated considerably. Now they make lightroom as an app you could have on your phone and it has all of the same functionality, all the same power, I don’t even have to make use of my massive laptop anymore.” A quick download and some taps …


          

Bryan College Welcomes Palacky University Students

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This past month, the Bryan community has had the privilege of hosting four students from Palacky University in the Czech Republic. Klára Skopalová, Radka Čalová, Karolína Hovadíková, and Alexandra Večeřová all spent four weeks at Bryan,observing classes, visiting with students and faculty, and learning more about American culture. This program draws on a seven-year relationship… Continue Reading Bryan College Welcomes Palacky University Students

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Nuagem: Gestionnaire de projets - TI / Project Manager - IT

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L’équipe: En tant que gestionnaire de projets – TI, où vous gérerez des projets de moyenne à grande envergure en collaboration avec l’équipe des infrastructures des opérations et services de soutien, les fournisseurs et les ressources techniques. Le gestionnaire de projets – TI s’assurera que les projets respectent et suivent les normes de l'entreprise et sont déployés avec succès.Ce poste se situe à Montréal ou à Toronto. Responsabilités et Exigences Relatives au poste: Planifier, gérer et coordonner les activités et les ressources de projets d’infrastructures complexes afin d’assurer que les objectifs des projets sont atteints à temps, selon le budget et avec une qualité optimale; Préparer et mettre en œuvre des plans de projet détaillés, dont la définition de la portée, les exigences, les objectifs, la répartition des ressources et les échéanciers et étapes-clés des tâches; Fournir l’orientation et l’ordre de priorité aux équipes de gestion de projets en vue de réaliser les objectifs des projets et assurer la résolution des conflits au sein de ces équipes; Posséder des aptitudes éprouvées en gestion de projets et des risques, dont la capacité de gérer de multiples priorités, ressources et clients et d’assurer cette gestion en mettant l’accent sur l’uniformité et l’exactitude; Posséder un esprit indépendant et démontrer des capacités d’analyse objective et de prise de décision; Avoir une bonne connaissance de la gamme de produits Microsoft, dont Project, Excel, Visio; Maîtriser le français et l’anglais; Posséder des compétences interpersonnelles solides est indispensable, dont les techniques de présentation, de facilitation des réunions et de renforcement de l’esprit d’équipe; Servir de point de référence et de guide à l’égard d’un ou de plusieurs projets modérément complexes. Superviser la gestion de projets et influencer directement les activités à l’égard de projets critiques pour l’entreprise, de l’étape de la conception à la mise en œuvre, avec une supervision limitée. Agir comme seule personne-ressource et mettre en relation tous les domaines touchés par les projets, notamment les responsables de dossiers et les gestionnaires des systèmes pour le compte du responsable du projet; S’assurer que les buts et les objectifs sont atteints dans le délai prescrit, selon les dépenses budgétées attribuées. Suivre la gestion de projets en fonction des normes du PMI et recourir à des pratiques exemplaires établies pour assurer la réalisation des buts et objectifs, des étapes-clés et des livrables des projets, tout en assurant le respect de tous les processus de gestion de projets. Compétences et Expérience: Connaissance et utilisation de niveau expert d’une méthodologie de gestion de projets officielle et de l’application du PMBOK, ainsi que des tendances au sein du secteur et des pratiques exemplaires en matière de gestion de projets. Grande capacité à travailler avec les autres afin d’atteindre un but commun, de résoudre les conflits et de gérer des relations entre les membres d’équipes multidisciplinaires et avec des parties prenantes externes; capacité éprouvée de négocier et d’influencer sans user d’autorité. Capacité à faire accepter ses idées en présentant des arguments solides et en tirant profit du soutien disponible; Antécédents documentés de compétences en leadership illustrées par des apports considérables à un environnement de travail positif, l’inculcation d’un « sentiment d’urgence » et la motivation des autres. Capable de contribuer à un environnement de travail positif; d’apporter du dynamisme à l’équipe et d’inspirer les autres à travailler en vue d’atteindre les buts. Capacités supérieures à résoudre des problèmes en tenant compte des renseignements disponibles, en établissant des priorités et en prenant des décisions en temps opportun; à faire des liens entre les données au moyen d’outils et d’approches commerciaux standard; à repérer les tendances; et à appliquer de solides principes de gestion des risques. Forte capacité à faire des liens entre des renseignements connexes, à repérer les tendances dans les données, à isoler la cause des problèmes et à tirer des conclusions logiques; Expérience documentée en communications orales et écrites remarquables auprès des parties prenantes de tous les échelons, allant du personnel multidisciplinaire et du personnel de soutien aux cadres supérieurs. Capacité à exprimer clairement des concepts techniques complets pour répondre aux besoins d’information du public cible. Personne débrouillarde faisant preuve d’engagement, d’un suivi étroit, d’attention aux détails et de capacité à travailler de manière indépendante afin de mener à terme divers projets et de respecter diverses échéances et étapes-clés liées aux projets et aux coûts. Compétences Techniques: Expérience approfondie en gestion de projets liés à des environnements utilisant les serveurs Microsoft Windows, à Active Directory et à Exchange; Solide expérience des environnements de serveurs et de centres de données en grappes; Excellente compréhension des serveurs, des réseaux de stockage, des commutateurs, des routeurs et des pare-feux; Expérience avec les projets liés à la migration de postes de travail et déploiement de logiciel, un atout certain. Formation/Expérience: Baccalauréat en administration des affaires ou dans un domaine connexe, ou combinaison équivalente de formation et d’expérience liée à un emploi correspondant à 7 ans ou plus, y compris en gestion de projets et/ou en administration des affaires; La candidature de professionnels de la gestion de projets agréés (Certified Project Management Professional – PMP) du Project Management Institute (PMI) sera privilégiée. Veuillez nous faire parvenir une copie bilingue de votre curriculum vitae. English Version: The Team: As a Project Manager - IT, you will join the IT team to manage medium to large-scale projects working collaboratively with the service delivery infrastructure team, vendors, and technical resources. The Project Manager - IT will ensure that the projects meet and follow company standards while ensuring successful implementation.This job is based in Montreal or Toronto. Job responsibilities and Requirements: Plans, directs and coordinates complex infrastructure project activities and resources to ensure project goals are completed on time, within budget and with optimum quality; Prepares and implements detailed project plans, including definition of scope, requirements, objectives, resource allocation and task schedules and milestones; Provides direction, prioritization and conflict resolution in managing project teams to accomplish project objectives; Demonstrated project and risk management skills, including ability to manage multiple priorities, resources, customers and management with a focus on consistency and accuracy; Independent thinking, objective analysis and decision-making abilities; Microsoft suite of products including: Project, Excel, Visio; Fluent in French and English; Strong interpersonal skills a must, including presentation, meeting facilitation and team-building techniques; Provides focus and direction on one or more moderately complex projects. Provides project management oversight and directly influences activities on business-critical projects from conceptual phase through implementation, under limited supervision. Serves as single point of contact and interfaces with all areas affected by projects, including business owners and system management on behalf of project owner; Ensures goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame, within budgeted expenses allocated. Adheres to PMI-based project management and uses established best practices to ensure delivery of project goals and objectives, milestones and deliverables, as well as assures compliance with all project management processes. Qualifications and Experience: Expert knowledge and use of formal project management methodology and application of the PMBOK, as well as industry-standard trends and best practices in project management. Keen ability to work with others in order to achieve a common goal, resolve conflicts and manage cross-functional and external relationships; demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence without authority. Generates buy-in for ideas by presenting solid arguments and leveraging available support; Documented history of leadership skills exemplified by significant contributions to a positive work environment, instilling a ?sense of urgency” and motivating others. Contributes to a positive work environment; brings energy to the team; ability to inspire others to work toward goals. Advanced ability to solve problems by considering available information, prioritizing and making timely decisions; correlates data using standard business tools and approaches, spots trends and applies sound risk management principles. Strong ability to correlate related information, spot trends in data, isolate root causes, and draws logical conclusions; Documented experience in outstanding oral and written communications with all levels of stakeholders from various cross-functional and support staff to senior-level executives. Clearly expresses complete technical concepts to meet the content needs of the audience. Self-starter with initiative, follow through, attention to detail, and ability to work independently in meeting various project- and cost-related deadlines and milestones. Technical Skills: Extensive experience managing Microsoft Windows server environments, Active Directory and Exchange-related projects; Strong experience in clustered server and data centre environments; Strong understanding of servers, storage area network, switches, routers and firewalls; Experience with workstations migrations and software deployment projects would be definite assets. Education / Experience: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and job-related experience equal to 7+ years, including project management and/or business administration; Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) preferred. Please send us a bilingual version of your resume.
          

The Top 5 Draws in MMA RIGHT NOW!

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Chael reacts to the announcement of Khabib versus Tony Ferguson in April as well as Jorge Masvidal's recent Twitter comments about going to 154. Also, we answer a few fan questions, find out why Mark Hunt is unhappy and why we should get behind Leon Edwards.

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John Dawson, 85

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MATTAPOISETT —John Dawson, 85, a longtime resident of Boxford, currently of Mattapoisett, died on November 21, 2019. He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth A. (Jaillet) Dawson for 56 years.Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Brooklyn, New Bedford and Fairhaven, he was the son of the late James J. and Mary Margaret (Gatheral) Dawson. John graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford and earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Northeastern University in [...]
          

“My Husband Suddenly Wants to Start Buying Christmas Gifts for Extended Family”

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Every year my husband and I buy Christmas gifts for my family and his family, and we set a limit for each gift so we don’t spend too much. For adults (our parents, our siblings, two closer in-laws) we spend $25 each and for kids (seven nieces and nephews) we have spent $20 each, a […]
          

Cloudways Offers 40% OFF for 3 Months on All Plans

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Cloudways is a managed WordPress hosting platform for individuals and businesses. It lets you host or migrate your websites to the industry-leading IaaS providers such as DigitalOcean, Linode, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Linode. Your websites hosted on Cloudways Platform get platform-level firewalls, real-time monitoring, advanced security, staging URLs, automated backups,...

          

How to make your website accessible using accessiBe

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If you own a website and you’re from the US (or even Europe), chances are you are exposed to a potential lawsuit if your website is not accessible. The ADA or Americans with Disabilities act has brought forth web accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1 and section 508) that must be adhered.  Accessible websites are often ugly...

          

Fareed Zakaria Says Elizabeth Warren 'Not Really A Socialist' After Airing Photo Of Her Next To Karl Marx

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CNN on Sunday aired a photo of Elizabeth Warren beside a photo of Karl Marx. But host Fareed Zakaria later pointed out that Warren "is not really a socialist."

During Zakaria's Sunday CNN program, he teased an upcoming segment about Warren's wealth tax by showing a photo of her next to a photo of Karl Marx, the communist founder of Marxism.

A few complaints surfaced online, but Zakaria quickly pointed out that the comparison was absurd.

Before ending the segment, the CNN host asked billionaire David Rubenstein if he would object to Warren's proposed tax on the richest Americans.

Rubenstein did not object: "Whatever the laws are, I'm going to comply with."

Following a commercial break, Zakaria explained that Warren is, in fact, "not a socialist."

"Little has terrified the titans of Wall Street more in recent years than the prospect of an Elizabeth Warren presidency," he said. "They say she vilifies the rich and they know she plans to levy taxes on their wealth."

"For all the fears about her - and some are legitimate -- Warren is not really a socialist, not in the sense the word is usually used," he added.

          

Data Analysis on Outdoor–Indoor Air Quality Variation: Buildings’ Producing Dynamic Filter Effects

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Recently, air quality issues have attracted much more attention. This paper aims to find an effective way to analyse the buildings’ effects on the air quality variation between indoor and outdoor. To do so, we treat the building as a dynamic filter system by regarding the outdoor PM$_{2.5}$, the indoor PM$_{2.5}$, and the building as the input, the output, and a response system, respectively. To analyze the filtering effect produced by buildings, the statistical distribution of the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ per hour is studied, and the interrelationship between the indoor and the outdoor PM$_{2.5}$ is explored in time domain. Some interesting physical laws are discovered by using the collected data. First, the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ per hour follows Gaussian distribution in most cases. Second, the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ has a positive correlation with the corresponding outdoor one. Third, a linear regression model with high accuracy on analyzing the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ is presented, which indicates that the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ consists of two parts—one comes from the outdoor PM$_{2.5}$ penetrating into the building and the other comes from the indoor environment. Fourth, by applying different system identification methods, it is found that the B–J model is the best one in characterizing the memory effect- of the building for both long time and short time scales. Particularly, for the long time memory effect, the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ average memory duration (AMD) is about 2 h, and the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ AMD to the outdoor PM$_{2.5}$ is about 7 h, while for the short time memory effect, the indoor PM$_{2.5}$ AMD is also about 2 h but that to the outdoor PM$_{2.5}$ is about 5 h. Additionally, the continuance of outdoor PM$_{2.5}$ has much greater effect on the indoor one than its concentration.
          

Liberté and Justice for Paws: Snickers from Tails to the Wind

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Liberté Chan meets adoptable bulldog  Snickers alongside Jennifer Sperber from Tails to the Wind Rescue. For details, visit TailstotheWind.org. Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
          

<ZDNet Japan>PythonやAWSのスキルに対する需要が急増--米IT求人

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Europejski Tydzień Testowania w kierunku HIV

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22 listopada rozpoczyna się Europejski Tydzień Testowania w kierunku HIV  a wraz z nim działania edukacyjno-informacyjne Krajowego Centrum ds. AIDS.

Udział w nich weźmie aktor Maciej Musiał, a myślą przewodnią jest zachęcanie Polaków   do testowania się w kierunku zakażenia HIV.

 

 

1 275 to liczba zakażeń wykrytych w 2018 r. w Polsce. Według Narodowego Instytutu Zdrowia Publicznego – Państwowego Zakładu Higieny, liczba nowo wykrywanych zakażeń co roku przekracza w naszym kraju 1 tysiąc. Od wdrożenia badań, czyli od połowy lat 80. do 30 kwietnia 2019 r. wykryto 24 303 zakażenia HIV, AIDS zdiagnozowano u 3 692 osób i odnotowano 1 418 zgonów. Codziennie w Polsce średnio 3 osoby dowiadują się o swoim zakażeniu. Do zdecydowanej większości zakażeń dochodzi drogą kontaktów seksualnych.

Mimo to, według szacunków, w Polsce test na HIV wykonał najwyżej co 10 dorosły. To znacznie mniej niż w innych krajach europejskich. Nawet kilkanaście tysięcy osób może żyć w naszym kraju z wirusem nie zdając sobie z tego sprawy. Tymczasem badanie jest bardzo proste i niekłopotliwe. W 30 Punktach Konsultacyjno-Diagnostycznych (PKD) współfinansowanych przez Krajowe Centrum ds. AIDS, Agendę Ministra Zdrowia, na osoby chcące zrobić test czekają wykwalifikowani doradcy. Oprócz badania, przeprowadzają także rozmowę edukacyjną. Mogą wytłumaczyć, doradzić, ostudzić emocje. Punkty PKD działają we wszystkich województwach. Ich lista dostępna jest na stronie https://aids.gov.pl/pkd/.

„HIV może dotyczyć każdego niezależnie od płci, wieku, orientacji, czy stylu życia. Niestety wiele osób wypiera ten fakt i nie robi testu. Warto, aby wykonała go każda dorosła osoba, która choć raz w życiu miała ryzykowne zachowanie. W sieci Punktów Konsultacyjno-Diagnostycznych (PKD) można zrobić to badanie bez skierowania, bezpłatnie i anonimowo. Wynik uzyskuje się bardzo szybko. Gorąco zachęcam do korzystania z PKD. Nie tylko w Europejskim Tygodniu Testowania w kierunku HIV, ale przez cały rok. Takie badanie może niejednej osobie uratować życie, a nawet dwa życia, jeżeli test wykonuje kobieta w ciąży” – powiedziała Anna Marzec-Bogusławska, dyrektor Krajowego Centrum ds. AIDS.

Dzięki Programowi polityki zdrowotnej Ministra Zdrowia, polski system opieki nad osobami zakażonymi uważany jest za wzorcowy. Korzystając ze skutecznej, bezpłatnej dla pacjenta terapii, z HIV można żyć wiele lat. Co więcej, według wyników ostatnich badań, osiągnięcie niewykrywalnego poziomu wirusa we krwi, poprzez regularne przyjmowanie leków przepisanych przez specjalistę, może powodować, że dana osoba nie zakazi swojej partnerki czy partnera.

 

Jeśli ktoś ma wątpliwości lub pytania, związane z HIV czy innymi chorobami przenoszonymi drogą płciową, może zadzwonić pod bezpłatny numer Telefonu Zaufania HIV/AIDS: 800 888 448. Do końca grudnia telefon będzie pracował całodobowo. Profesjonalni konsultanci odpowiedzą na wszystkie pytania i pokierują do odpowiedniego specjalisty lub na test.

Działania edukacyjno-informacyjne Krajowego Centrum ds. AIDS nawiązują do prowadzonej w poprzednich latach akcji pt.: „Mam czas rozmawiać”. W tym roku do testowania się i dbania o zdrowie swoje oraz najbliższych zachęcać będzie na Instagramie i Facebooku znany aktor Maciej Musiał. Spoty z udziałem m.in. Marii Seweryn wyświetlane będą w telewizji, kinach, metrze, na dworcach PKP oraz na największych polskich portalach internetowych. W akcję włączyło się także Radio Kolor. Źródłem rzetelnej wiedzy o HIV/AIDS jest strona Krajowego Centrum ds. AIDS https://aids.gov.pl/.

 

 


          

Nhân Vô Thập Toàn

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Nhân Vô Thập Toàn


Diễn viên: Ahn Jae Hyeon,Gu Won,Heo Jeong Min,Kim Seul Gi,OH YEON SEO
Đạo diễn: Oh Jin Seok
Quốc gia: Hàn Quốc
Thể loại: Tâm Lý
Thời lượng: 45 Phút/tập

Nhân Vô Thập Toàn nội dung phim xoay vòng vo cuộc sống của cô nàng Joo Seo Yeon, một giáo viên xinh đẹp và cá tính, cùng câu chuyện tình yêu khôi hài nhưng cũng không thiếu phần lãng mạn với anh chàng Lee Kang Woo. Là một người bị tổn thương về mặt tình cảm khi có trải đời qua 3 mối tình với 3 người đàn ông đẹp trai nên cô không mấy mặn mà với tình yêu, chỉ mong tìm được người bình thương nhưng thật lòng yêu thương, quan tâm mình. Trong một lần tình cờ, cô gặp Kang Woo, một người cũng bị ám ảnh...
          

PA off electric Generator, Inverter Required?

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Could you clarify what you are asking, because as written it makes no sense to me at all... If you are trying to power your amp from a 12VDC-120VAC converter built into a pickup truck? That will work as long as there are enough amps being generated, and a guitar amp typically draws under 2 amps, but I am not certain what the wattage consumption is of the Peavey amp, but it likely draws less than 400W; it should be listed on the amp somewhere.. Otherwise yes, you could use a standalone generator.
          

South Korea draws up cyberbulling laws after second K-pop suicide

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Saudi laws continue to hold women back from travel despite MBS reforms

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Co sprawdza monitoring zanieczyszczenia wód?

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Woda wydaje się być prostym elementem, z którego korzystamy każdego dnia. Bezbarwna, bezwonna i transparentna sprawia wrażenie jednoskładnikowej cieczy. Tym czasem w wodzie można znaleźć liczne mikroelementy, które nie zawsze sprzyjają zdrowiu. Monitoring zanieczyszczenia wód może pomóc w odpowiedzi na pytanie “co w wodzie...

Artykuł Co sprawdza monitoring zanieczyszczenia wód? pochodzi z serwisu Polska natura.


          

The Sinister Scientist Behind the CIA’s Mind-Control Mayhem

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The Sinister Scientist Behind the CIA’s Mind-Control MayhemPhoto Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/APStephen Kinzer has written books about civil wars, terror attacks, and bloody coups, but his latest might be his most alarming. “I’m still in shock,” Kinzer says of what he learned about the appalling experiments conducted by a government scientist most Americans have never heard of. “I can’t believe that this happened.”These aren’t the words of an author trying to fire up the hype machine. Though the events recounted in Kinzer’s Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control took place a half-century ago, they’re scandalous in a way that transcends time.For much of his 22-year CIA career, Gottlieb ran mind-control projects designed to help America defeat Communism. In the ’50s and ’60s, Kinzer writes, Gottlieb “directed the application of unknowable quantities and varieties of drugs into” countless people, searching for the narcotic recipe that might allow him to mold his human test subjects’ thoughts and actions.Gottlieb and a network of medical professionals gave LSD and other drugs to prisoners, hospital patients, government employees, and others—many of whom had no idea they were being dosed. A CIA staffer died in highly suspicious fashion after Gottlieb had his drink spiked with LSD. Meanwhile, when his bosses considered killing a foreign leader, Gottlieb developed custom-made poisons. Numerous people were harmed by Gottlieb’s work, but because he destroyed his files on the eve of his 1973 retirement, it’s hard to quantify the carnage he wrought.Perilous Discoveries: The Unintended Consequences of Scientific SecrecyThe broad outlines of Gottlieb’s story have been public for years. Major newspapers ran obituaries when he died in 1999. In 2017, he was portrayed by actor Tim Blake Nelson in Errol Morris’ Wormwood. But Kinzer’s book, the first proper Gottlieb biography, includes fascinating new facts about the end of his career and fresh details about disturbing episodes he orchestrated. Poisoner in Chief describes Gottlieb’s little-known participation in torture sessions at U.S. military sites in foreign countries and reports that in at least one case a doctor who worked with Gottlieb gave LSD to children. Gottlieb was “the Josef Mengele of the United States,” Kinzer, a former New York Times reporter and the author of many books, told me in a recent interview.How did Gottlieb, the Bronx-born son of Hungarian Jews, become a man who would earn comparisons to a ghoulish Nazi doctor?After getting a doctorate in biochemistry from the California Institute of Technology, Gottlieb joined the CIA in 1951, a time of fear and uncertainty. Just six years after the end of World War II, American troops were fighting in Korea. Washington was increasingly worried about what many believed was the existential threat posed by the Soviet Union. Gottlieb was on the job for a few weeks, Kinzer writes, when he was tapped “to invigorate” what would be known as the Artichoke project.Artichoke—the name was essentially meaningless; it might’ve been a CIA boss’ favorite vegetable—gave Gottlieb broad license to carry out mind control projects. Kinzer cites a CIA memo that describes the mission: “the investigation of drug effects on ego control and volitional activities, i.e., can willfully suppressed information be elicited through drugs affecting higher nervous systems? If so, which agents are better for this purpose?”The CIA aimed to create truth serum to use on prisoners and other compounds that would help wipe away memories of events that would cause trouble for the agency. If all went as planned, intelligence officers would have the ability to program people to carry out missions like those later seen in Richard Condon’s novel The Manchurian Candidate and the subsequent movie.Artichoke projects often amounted to “medical torture,” Kinzer writes. Inspired in part by brutal experiments conducted by the Japanese military and the Nazis in the ’40s, Artichoke included the “dosing (of) unwilling patients with potent drugs, subjecting them to extremes of temperature and sound (and) strapping them to electroshock machines.” Artichoke squads worked with impunity at American military sites in Europe and Asia. Such projects were closely guarded secrets, but Poisoner in Chief contains details that will be new to most readers.For instance, Kinzer notes that when “Artichoke scientists came up with a new drug or other technique they wished to test… they asked the CIA station in South Korea to supply a batch [of] ‘expendable’ subjects.” A related CIA memo said the subjects were needed for the testing of an unnamed but “important new technique,” adding, “Technique does not, not require disposal problems after application.” This is ambiguous language, but it suggests that the CIA knew that in some cases, human test subjects might be killed in the process.Gottlieb oversaw a scientific unit at Maryland’s Camp Detrick (since renamed Fort Detrick), where chemists researched the effects of LSD, heroin, and other drugs, sometimes trying the substances themselves. But he was not just a creature of the lab. “We know that he participated in torture sessions in East Asia,” Kinzer says, speaking from his home in Massachusetts. “We know that he made repeated visits to Germany, which, like Japan, was under U.S. occupation, so he didn’t have to obey any laws. And he was also active in other parts of Europe.”In time, Gottlieb became intimately familiar with LSD’s mind-altering effects. He admitted that he’d used the drug more than 200 times. “When I look at the variety of the projects that he was involved in,” Kinzer says, “from hypnotism to electroshock to parapsychology to handwriting analysis, I begin to think that maybe it was while he was on LSD that he was thinking, ‘I got another idea.’”By 1953, Kinzer writes, “Artichoke had become one of the most violently abusive projects ever sponsored by an agency of the United States government.” That year, Allen Dulles, one of Gottlieb’s ardent backers, got the CIA’s top job. The new boss, Kinzer writes, was among Washington’s leading mind control proponents: “Dulles never recoiled from the most extreme implications of ‘brain warfare.’” Dulles wanted “to intensify and systematize” the work done under Artichoke, Kinzer adds, and he tapped Gottlieb to head a new program: MK-ULTRA, named for the “ultra-sensitive” activities it was expected to carry out.With a generous budget and an “effectively unlimited supply” of LSD—the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly manufactured the hallucinogenic drug for the CIA—Gottlieb became perhaps “the most powerful unknown American of the 20th century,” Kinzer says.A key MK-ULTRA initiative involved medical professionals who agreed to administer drugs to their patients—often without the patients’ knowledge or consent. For instance, when Gottlieb wanted to know how much LSD a body could withstand, he got in touch with Harris Isbell, a researcher at a Lexington, Kentucky addiction center who had made his curiosity about LSD known in a letter to the CIA.Working with a group of men who “were not told what sort of drug they would be fed or what its effects might be,” Kinzer writes, Isbell administered large doses of LSD. He reported that the men experienced anxiety, hallucinations, and “choking.” As always with CIA projects of this kind, it’s tough to say how much damage was done. But Kinzer writes that at least one patient did speak out, saying that “for the rest of his life he suffered from delusions, paranoia, panic attacks, and suicidal impulses.”Another keen CIA collaborator chaired the pharmacology department at Emory University. “As subjects,” Kinzer writes, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer “used inmates at the federal prison in Atlanta and at a juvenile detention center in Bordentown, New Jersey,” administering depressants and hallucinogens in volumes that resulted in seizures and hallucinations that lasted for days. One of Pfeiffer’s subjects was James “Whitey” Bulger, who later became a notorious Boston gangland killer. Bulger said that as a young inmate, he was given LSD daily for more than a year.Another doctor—a New York allergist named Harold Abramson, who got an $85,000 MK-ULTRA stipend—“developed a special curiosity about the impact of mind-altering drugs on children,” Kinzer writes. “He closely monitored experiments, including one in which 12 ‘pre-puberty’ boys were fed psilocybin, and another in which 14 children between the ages of six and 11, diagnosed as schizophrenic, were given 100 micrograms of LSD each day for six weeks.”In Manhattan, meanwhile, Gottlieb helped set up a CIA safe house, where, with the hands-on help of a local narcotics cop, “unsuspecting citizens would be lured and surreptitiously drugged,” their behavior monitored via surveillance equipment in an adjoining apartment.It was around this time that Gottlieb attended a retreat with some other CIA men. The colleagues began drinking, and a few minutes later, Kinzer writes, “Gottlieb asked if anyone was feeling odd. Several said they were. Gottlieb then told them that their drinks had been spiked with LSD.” The incident triggered an emotional crisis in one of the men, a scientist named Frank Olson. Days later, Olson plunged to his death from the window of a Manhattan hotel. As seen in Morris’ film Wormwood, there’s compelling circumstantial evidence that Olson was murdered because the CIA feared he would divulge one of the secret projects he’d worked on.One of Gottlieb’s most remarkable duties involved adversarial foreign heads of state. According to colleagues, he prepared “a pre-poisoned tube of toothpaste” meant for Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba (it went unused) and ran a scientific team that considered a bizarre plot to disgrace Fidel Castro. Believing that the Cuban leader’s charisma was linked to his facial hair, Gottlieb wanted to have thallium salts sprinkled in his boots. “His beard would then fall out,” Kinzer writes, “leaving him open to ridicule and overthrow.” This, of course, never came to pass.By 1963, MK-ULTRA’s final year, Gottlieb and his colleagues “were forced to face their cosmic failure,” Kinzer writes. “Their research had shown them that mind control is a myth—that seizing another person’s mind and reprogramming it is impossible.”Nonetheless, Kinzer believes that Gottlieb left a deeply lamentable imprint on the modern CIA. He says there’s “a direct line between Sidney Gottlieb’s work and techniques that U.S. agents taught to Latin American security services in the 1960s and ’70s—these techniques were also used in Vietnam—and then later on to the techniques of torture and so-called extreme interrogation that were used at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.”Though Gottlieb’s decision to destroy his files means that there’s much we’ll never know, Kinzer appears to be the first journalist to directly tie his departure from the CIA to the scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. Gottlieb’s team, he reports, “prepared false identity papers for two of” the men who broke into the Democratic National Committee’s offices in the Watergate complex. The break-in set off a chain of events that result in the ouster of CIA Director Richard Helms. “Helms,” Kinzer explains, “was Gottlieb’s number one promoter and enabler and sponsor for 20 years.” Nixon fired Helms in February 1973. Gottlieb retired four months later.After the CIA, Gottlieb took steps to reinvent himself. The long-married father of four joined an arts council in his Virginia town, acted in local holiday plays and worked with children who had speech problems. “It definitely seems from the recollections of people that knew him in his last 20 years that he was a very gentle soul, kind of an eco-hippy,” Kinzer says. “Nobody had any idea of what he had done in the past, but he was tormented by it.”Gottlieb died in March 1999, and when a cause of death wasn’t announced, at least two observers came to believe that he killed himself to derail intensifying legal inquiries into his actions. Eric Olson—Frank’s son—and Sidney Bender, a lawyer for a man who says his life was ruined by a Gottlieb dosing, had both tried to hold Gottlieb to account while he was alive. Instead, Kinzer writes, “they drank a toast to the death of a man they considered a monster.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

'Functionally Extinct': Do Dire Claims About Koalas Help or Hurt Them?

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'Functionally Extinct': Do Dire Claims About Koalas Help or Hurt Them?There is no doubt that the fires tearing across eastern Australia have been hurting koalas.With large areas of their crucial habitat ravaged, it is unclear what the future holds for a species that was already under threat before this round of bush fires. Some koalas have been rescued -- singed and dehydrated -- from the wild. And with blazes still burning, it is hard to know how many have been killed.But in describing the plight of these animals, is it possible to go too far?The phrase "functionally extinct" made the rounds in news articles and on social media over the weekend. The term refers to a species that no longer plays a role in an ecosystem or that is on its way to extinction, possibly irremovably.That provoked a visceral reaction from readers who wondered if the fuzzy marsupials, a national symbol of Australia, will be gone forever.In fact, koalas are not extinct. And some scientists warned that exaggeration can hurt, rather than help, conservation efforts."What is particularly frustrating about the term 'functional extinction' is it indicates a population that is basically past the point of no return, so it means that nothing really can be done," said Jacquelyn Gill, an associate professor at the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute and School of Biology and Ecology."That might seem like scientists quibbling over terms or trying to argue for nerdy levels of precision, but a strong statement like that should mean something," she said.Are koalas going extinct soon?Koalas could go extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, the authority on the conservation status of the world's species, says the koala population is declining and vulnerable -- but not endangered.There could be hundreds of thousands of koalas, but nailing down a number has proved impossible. Estimates range wildly, and every region is different. In some places, scientists say, koalas' numbers have declined by up to 80%.Noah Greenwald, the endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity, said there might have been around 300,000 koalas in Australia in 2016. But things may have changed since then -- especially given the recent fires."They're in a lot of trouble, and they need our care and our help if they're going to survive," he said.Koalas evolved to exist alongside wildfires, but the animals are facing new threats from human development, which has dislocated local populations and impaired their ability to survive fires, as well as climate change.Where did that phrase come from?On social media, many people who shared an article that used the term "functionally extinct" to describe koalas pointed to an article that appeared in Forbes on Saturday. That article, written by a senior contributor to the publication, was about the effects of the recent fires, but it appeared to cite a statement that was issued in May.The first person cited in the article was Deborah Tabart, the head of the Australian Koala Foundation.The foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization based in Brisbane, said in a statement May 10 that it believed koalas "may be functionally extinct in the entire landscape of Australia." The statement also said that the organization believed there were no more than 80,000 koalas left in the country.The organization doubled down on its use of the phrase in a different statement last month. But while the bush fires raged this month, Tabart said in another statement that "it is difficult for the Australian Koala Foundation to make any meaningful comments regarding the current Australian bush fires until the fires are over and people on the ground have evaluated the situation."The Forbes article Saturday also noted that "some researchers call into question" whether koalas were functionally extinct, "noting how difficult it is to measure total koala populations and that populations could be a much larger than estimated by the AKF."On Monday, another contributor to Forbes criticized the use of the phrase "functionally extinct" to describe koalas.The writer of the Saturday article, Trevor Nace, said in an email that "the use of the term 'functionally extinct' was Tabart's term, not mine, and was reported on by me, along with alternate views from experts."On Monday afternoon, Forbes removed the phrase "functionally extinct" from the headline and changed the beginning of the article to put less emphasis on the term.The tumult over a turn of phraseIn an interview, Tabart defended her use of the term and said that the threat of the end of a species should galvanize action, not discourage it."I want this fight," she added. "Bring it on."She said that she defined functional extinction as a situation in which a species would be gone by the third generation, and that she based her population estimates on extensive research, including land and tree surveys across eastern Australia. The data is available on her organization's website."I have driven to pretty much every part of the country," she said. "I absolutely know that there's not one koala population that's safe. I don't care what anyone says. I have been there. I've seen it. I've written about it. I've been dedicated to this job for 31 years."But Greenwald said he thought the term could have negative effects. "I think it's premature to call them functionally extinct," he said. "That would almost suggest that we give up hope, and I don't think it's at that point yet."Gill said there was a lot of space between a dire situation and a point of no return -- space for people to understand and to act."My main concern is that trust is one of our biggest assets when it comes to the scientific community and the conservation community," she added. "And I don't want to see that squandered."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company



          

Hanger Storage Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Does the bottom of your closet look like the picture sent to me from Eugene? I have to admit that my closet is not very well organized. Eugene wanted to know if I could design a storage system for extra hangers. I tried to come up with a system that would save as much space as possible. Having the hangers vertical seemed like the best idea. 

Using the 16-inch dowel you can probably store about 35 to 40 hangers.  

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Lots of people probably have piles of extra hangers. Maybe design a low hanger rack. I appreciate and enjoy your patterns.


This is fun to watch:


Most of you know that I keep a close eye on YouTube for interesting woodworking videos. There is one genre of videos that is pretty much useless but I still love watching them. There are many DIY scroll saw build videos on YouTube. I have never seen one that would actually be useful for the type of scrolling that we do but watching the creativity is interesting to me.

This video grabbed my attention because the builder puts absolutely no effort into making it look pretty. He gets right to the point of making the blade go up and down. I love the simplistic approach and basic materials he used. Other than the motor he does not have $2 in this saw and it actually works. Well, it kind of works. 

Please understand that I mean no disrespect to this builder. He is being creative and making use of what he has available. This kind of experimenting often leads to great ideas.  


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    类似「星链」的低轨通信卫星网发展前景如何,如何看待互联网公司参与低轨宽带互联网星座建设?

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    谢邀@知乎科技

    下面我尝试尽量不用任何专业的技术术语,来分析和解释这件事情,让完全不做通信、和卫星行业无关的人也能看懂。

    为什么低轨通信卫星最近一段时间成了热点?

    最近一段时间,低轨通信卫星星座,或者说低轨卫星互联网这件事由于SpaceX 的星链计划正式推出,成为新的热点。得到平台的邵恒头条都专门做了一期节目,介绍了马斯克计划可能带来的影响。实际上,国内航天界也正在快速跟进,航天国家队早就已经推出了鸿雁、虹云等多个低轨通信卫星计划,国内的商业航天初创企业中,银河航天做的就是低轨通信卫星。

    既然这么多人都在做,投资人也不是傻子,肯定是看到了巨大市场,或者说看到了巨大的潜在市场。但其实低轨通信卫星网到底在商业模式上是否能够成立,能不能赚钱,还是一个巨大的未知数。

    可是对于华为、腾讯这样的巨型企业,他们最怕的不是竞争,而是失去进入空白地带的机会。因为最大的商业机会一定在空白地带,因为现在还是荒地,所以就蕴含着巨大的可能。如果这个空白地带真的足够大,一旦失去了机会,那就意味着失去未来。

    所以SpaceX、Oneweb这几家都在向前跑,就看谁更快,技术更先进,能够率先推出商业化的服务。另一方面,一些大佬也在暗地里保持高度关注,随时准备跳进来,但又担心风险过大,所以目前大多数还保持着一种高度关注的状态。

    低轨通信卫星网络的前景如何,这其实是一个最近几年来,从通信设备制造商、通信运营商、卫星制造商反复讨论的话题。结果是什么样的呢?非常的诡异:

    大家都觉得这玩意蕴含着巨大机会,有非常大潜在商业市场,但要具体说清楚到底低轨通信卫星给谁服务?有多少用户?如何收费?能不能赚钱?全都说不清楚。

    简要解释一下其中的道理。这要从卫星通信的发展说起。

    卫星通信以前为啥那么低调?

    通信系统是给谁服务的?当然是人,所以任何通信设备、通信系统本质上都是人和人的通信,或者是给人服务的。即便是所谓的IoT,也就是物联网,这些万物为什么要互联?那也是因为物背后是人,是人需要这些万物的数据。

    通信行业是一个巨大的商业市场,比互联网市场大多了,规模大概8万亿美元。但这其中的卫星通信市场规模非常小。上个世纪90年代,通信卫星一度非常被看好,因为一个地球静止轨道的通信卫星就几乎可以覆盖三分之一地球面积,所以不需要很多卫星就可以提供覆盖全球的通信服务。而且卫星通信还有一个巨大的好处,就是通信费用与距离几乎无关,想想就在十多年以前,我们打长途电话要比市话贵很多呢,所以当然卫星通信有巨大的潜力。那时候,全世界都非常看好卫星通信,但结果是卫星通信市场没有做大,铱星计划也失败了,因为它太贵,使用太低频,你是能覆盖全球,但我自己一辈子都没多少天离开自己的家,所以这对大部分老百姓是没有意义的。

    光纤出现以后,单位信息的传输成本迅速下降,就算加上布设光纤的成本,也比通信卫星划算,容量也更大。可是卫星还可以无线接入啊?这又被移动蜂窝通信技术给干死了,大部分人都聚集住在城市里,只要建设好地面移动通信网络,你就可以高速接入网络,由于用户众多,所以通信价格很低。从2G一直到5G,地面移动通信技术发展太迅速了,华为就是这么发展起来的,由于这是一个巨大的时代趋势,所以只要是上了船的,日子都过的不错。

    没上船的,比如卫星通信制造商,其实日子过的都很一般,铱星破产时,你知道它才有多少用户吗?不到一万个,所以也只能卖给美国空军了。再比如海事卫星,技术上很好,但市场并不大,日子也很紧。到2018年,铱星在全球也只有110万用户,全球星只有74万用户,话说中国移动北京市海淀区营业部的用户数都比这个多吧?所以整个卫星通信行业,从制造商到运营上,和地面移动通信行业,那日子真的是“一个天上一个地上”。全世界所用的卫星通信用户加在一起,估计也只有350万个。

    为什么大家忽然对低轨通信卫星网络有兴趣了?

    那么现在到底发生了什么?为什么大家又忽然认为低轨通信卫星有市场了呢?

    这件事从美国开始的,我们还得先看看美国的情况。

    整儿卫星通信服务市场,全世界基本都在美国,为什么?因为美国乡下真的用卫星来上网。这和中国有很大的不同。注意在我们中国乡下,也用通信广播卫星看电视,但打电话上网我们都是用地面网络。

    这其中有非常深刻的政治经济原因,其中一点是因为美国的土地私有化,所以要铺设长距离光纤,难度就很大。一个农场主不同意,那你这条光纤就铺不过去了,所以用卫星提供基础通信服务就很方便,在成本上就有优势了。在中国不同,我们建设基础设施很快,光纤本身又不贵,所以没这个问题。

    这样一来,美国地面移动通信系统的建设就是相对落后的,没那么多基站。那现在都5G了,5G要求的基站更密,美国怎么快速赶上呢?直接在太空中建设基站就是一个选择,所以SpaceX,OneWeb,乃至亚马逊,Google都在琢磨这件事。

    另一个原因是技术推动,因为一方面小卫星技术成熟化,卫星制造成本越来越低了。同时,SpaceX搞火箭,猎鹰都能重复使用了,号称能把发射成本降到以前的十分之一。那么,火箭这么便宜了,用来发点什么呢?

    把人送上天旅游,这个主意不错,SpaceX已经在做了。

    还有呢?当然是继续发卫星啊。但是我们似乎不需要那么多卫星,全世界一年,总的航天发射次数也就那么一百来次,所以SpaceX把火箭做便宜之后,必然遇到一个新问题,这些火箭发点什么上去呢?这真的是一个好问题,我相信硅谷的投资人都在这么问马斯克。

    想来想去,只能是通信卫星。因为通信、导航、遥感三个主要卫星类型中,导航卫星数量最少,不用考虑了;遥感卫星,现在还没想清楚怎么给大众使用,商业市场价值其实很小;只有通信,这是一个巨大的市场,之前被光纤、地面手机基站给干趴下了,现在有没有机会?

    于是,马斯克就搞了一个几千颗星的星链计划,后来又扩展到一万两千颗,这么多星,那商业火箭的市场自然就有了。要知道人类搞了这么多年航天,一共才发射了了9000来个航天器。

    低轨通信卫星网的市场在哪里?

    搞产品,做市场,也不能光是忽悠,你总得告诉董事会、投资人,这个低轨通信卫星到底给谁服务,有什么比较优势?为什么大家要用它呢?

    这就是比较诡异的地方了,你会觉得太多地方都能用,但仔细分析,又觉得没什么人真的会用。

    还是拿马斯克忽悠董事会时,阐述的几个场景来分析一下:

    第一个,马斯克说因为光在真空中比在光纤中快三分之一,所以可以服务高频交易。但是这个仔细算一下,就发现太牵强了。低轨卫星网络这么复杂,光传输节约的那点时间,还不够中间几次路由交换浪费的时间长呢。就算这些全都不考虑,那也就是1200公里左右,距离交易市场大于这个距离的用户,使用低轨通信卫星才可能节省时间。


    第二个:给飞船上网。这个确实是一个市场,很多人已经在飞机上体验过了,但体验并不好,因为一是网速太慢,二是太贵,几十元一小时呢。如果有了低轨通信网络,那确实可以大大提高用户体验,再加上北极航线,由于赤道上空的地球静止轨道覆盖太差了,所以更适合使用低轨卫星。但是,你知道中国一共多少架飞机吗?大数也就是5000架,不能都在天上飞,同时就算有3500架,每架飞机算3000人,所以这并不是一个太大的市场。


    第三个:海上通信。地球三分之二都是大海,可惜的是,海上没人啊,所以不需要通信。只有海岛,船舶需要。所以东南亚地球,一直都是卫星通信的主要市场之一,但是由于海底光缆越来越多,所以卫星的比较优势也越来越小。船员在海上很辛苦,因为海事卫星很贵,所以大家也不可能天天和家里视频通话。这肯定是市场,但其实具体计算一下数字,也不是很大。


    说来说去,低轨通信卫星最大市场还应该在地面上。但是在城市,光纤和移动通信基站具有很大的优势。因为无论是什么通信系统,最终目的都是降低单位信息的传输成本,提高传输容量。在城市,人口密集,只要一个基站,就可以给很多人提供宽带服务了,卫星的通信速度慢、延迟长,容易中断,在室内还没法用,几乎没有任何优势。

    所以,低轨卫星通信的主要市场,还是在城市之外的偏远地区。可是在偏远地区,人口不仅少,还没钱啊,至少在中国肯定是这样的,他们只是你的潜在用户,实际上大概率是用不起卫星通信的。

    按照马斯克最近说法:

    「SpaceX未来发射收入峰值,每年可能有30亿美元。而来自宽带互联网的收入,可能接近每年300亿美元。」

    他是怎么算的呢?马斯克查了一下数据,全球互联网接入服务总收入高达1万亿美元,他觉得SpaceX能占3%,就是300亿美元。

    我真想说,兄弟,不能这么忽悠人吧?这也太简单粗暴了。

    美国我不熟悉,用中国来算。

    大家知不知道胡焕庸线?

    胡焕庸线(Hu Line,或Heihe-Tengchong Line,或Aihui-Tengchong Line),即中国地理学家胡焕庸(1901-1998)在1935年提出的划分我国人口密度的对比线,最初称“瑷珲—腾冲一线”,后因地名变迁,先后改称“爱辉—腾冲一线”、“黑河—腾冲一线”。


    中科院国情小组根据2000年资料统计分析,胡焕庸线东南侧以占全国43.18%的国土面积,集聚了全国93.77%的人口和95.70%的GDP,压倒性地显示出高密度的经济、社会功能。


    那么,假如在中国,星链的最主要用户市场在胡焕庸线的西边,可是那里只有不到中国7%的人口,GDP只有不到4%,那么你怎么赚到互联网接入总收入的3%呢?

    这是一个不可能完成的任务。


    技术上低轨通信卫星遭遇的难题

    这方面, @甜草莓 等朋友已经回答的很清楚了,我就再说一点。

    上万颗星组成的巨大星座,如何运行管理,是人类从来没有遇到过的问题。

    你家里有几头牛,你拿跟棍子就可以搞定了,有几十头,你可能需要一匹马,如果你有几万头,怎么办?澳大利亚农场主用直升飞机。



    v.qq.com/x/cover/4maws8

    低轨通信卫星网的发展前景到底如何?

    说了这么多,似乎低轨通信卫星完全没有前途,吴军老师就是这么认为的,他在得到讲5G时,就明确表示不看好星链计划。我把自己的笔记放在下面给大家参考。


    但是,虽然有很多技术困难,商业上也不够清晰,目前业内达成的共识还是这件事必须得做,势不可挡。

    最简单的理由就是,你要做什么,常常不是你自己决定的,而是你的对手做什么决定的。即便完全从商业上讲,虽然刚才我们分析的那些用户场景,似乎都不是很大,但我们的分析是静态的,不是动态的。

    一个新事物出现,会改变很多东西,会催生很多从来没想到的应用。星链的市场不必完全是一个通信市场,这样一来,就突破了刚才的分析。但现在大家确实都看的不够清楚。


    如何看待互联网公司参与?

    从需求角度,腾讯等互利网公司的最大优势是它在给最广泛的用户提供内容服务,比如微信已经成为基础设施。因此,实际上腾讯是最了解用户的。从这个角度,腾讯具备能力,面向未来,也有战略上的紧迫性要求腾讯必须更加主动的参与低轨星座的研究和建设,这实际上也是Facebook等公司为何对低轨星座非常热心的原因。

    顶级企业,实际上面对的最大挑战和最大基于是“空白”,低轨互联网是一个空白地带,是大事,不得不关注和参与。此外,下一代的互联网,下一代的无线通信网络,必须更多的考虑内容,不能再简单把所有信息都看做同等重要。通信网络传输的信息有许多不同维度的划分,从5G时代,就必须考虑内容本身的特点。从这个角度,腾讯就更有优势。设想一下,如果腾讯能够提供一个全球覆盖、永不下线的在线游戏,并能够保证用户体验,那是相当有市场竞争力的。但要做到这一点,技术上有难度,低轨互联网系统在设计时就应该予以考虑,目前做的工作还很少。


    以上,请批评指正。



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    At first glance, a small-claims lawsuit looks like a $6,000 squabble between the Ontario Cycling Association and a father, Jeff Archbold, who alleges his teenaged daughter was “illegally” suspended from elite provincial programs after he complained about a coach.

    But the crux of Archbold’s claim transcends his demand for legal fees and training costs.

    The 51-year-old’s accusations hinge on his right as a parent to question a coach’s sexual history — citing the sport’s code of conduct and ethics as grounds to ask about his hiring — without eliciting reprisals “to silence him,” according to allegations contained within Archbold’s complaint.

    “I will do whatever it takes to try to change the culture,” Archbold said in an interview, claiming cycling officials breached their own bylaws and policies in disciplining him, then his daughter Ema.

    “(And to) make sure kids and parents know that they should be able to ask questions and feel comfortable.”

    In its statement of defence, the Ontario Cycling Association denies all of Archbold’s allegations and “specifically, denies all claims of bad faith, breach of contract and failure to adhere to internal bylaws and policies with respect to the disciplinary proceedings” described in the claim.

    The association also asked the court to dismiss the case. The allegations contained in the lawsuit have not been tested in court.

    In Archbold’s claim, the Toronto-based engineer alleges that the sport’s discipline panel made him apologize to veteran coach Rick Lee in “retaliation” for Archbold privately “discussing his discomfort” with other adults about the provincial body periodically using Lee to train youth cyclists, including his daughter.

    Lee, an Australian native, was cleared 11 years ago of rape charges levelled by a teenaged girl he’d met on an adult dating website to arrange a sexual encounter while visiting the U.S. Then 51, Lee was travelling with a group of Australian youth cyclists and his arrest made international headlines. Four months after charges were laid, a Pennsylvania prosector announced that the girl — 15 at the time, unbeknownst to Lee — had lied to Lee about her age, lied about being raped, recanted all accusations. Charges were dropped.

    Archbold is not alleging Lee has done anything improper in Canada, nor is he alleging his daughter experienced any inappropriate behaviour.

    Ontario Cycling Association CEO Jim Crosscombe declined to be interviewed because the case was before the court. He did respond, in part, to an email from the Star stating the association welcomes queries about coaches.

    “Anyone — parents, participants, other stakeholders — can and should ask questions or raise concerns about any coach’s background, behaviour or performance,” Crosscombe said in an email.

    “OCA takes every question or concern extremely seriously and endeavours to address each and every question or concern as soon as it possibly can.”

    Crosscombe added that “Mr. Lee has been engaged periodically by OCA on a sessional basis as a track coach” and that “as required by OCA, Mr. Lee has cleared a vulnerable sector search and a criminal reference check.”

    The Star reached Lee by phone but in a brief conversation, he declined to be interviewed.

    Ward Black, volunteer president of Lee’s employer, the National Cycling Centre Hamilton, described Lee in a recent statement to the Star as having “an impeccable reputation in the development of cyclists at all levels” and that Lee was “forthright” with all Canadian sport and immigration officials regarding the 2008 incident and passed “all necessary security checks” before being granted permanent residency status in Canada in late 2009.

    After being made aware of Archbold’s claim against the Ontario Cycling Association, Black wrote in a separate email to the Star “we note that neither Mr. Lee nor the National Cycling Centre Hamilton is a defendant, which was clearly a deliberate decision made by Mr. Archbold to try and silence our side of the story.”

    “The claim is nothing more than a vicious, ill-informed collateral attack on Mr. Lee in the guise of a lawsuit,” Black continued. “For years, Mr. Archbold has been attacking Mr. Lee, and this is in continuance of those attacks.”

    Archbold’s statement of claim, filed in Ontario Superior Court in early November, details a flurry of clashes over the past 19 months between him, Lee, the Ontario Cycling Association’s Crosscombe and cycling board members.

    The litigation comes at a time when the amateur sports world, here and abroad, grapples with how best to protect young or vulnerable athletes from abuse and harassment from people in powerful positions. In Canada, that question has been raised in criminal cases such as that of former national ski coach Bertrand Charest, convicted in 2017 of sex crimes committed in the 1990s against young female skiers. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison, where he remains.

    In 2018, three former national junior team skiers sued Alpine Canada for not doing enough to protect them from Charest’s sexual abuse. In July 2019, Alpine Canada announced an out-of-court settlement had been reached and that the national ski organization was committed to changing its code of conduct to bolster athlete safety.

    Ema Archbold, a promising cyclist, said in an interview that she’s taking a break from the sport but intends to resume training and competing sometime next year.

    The following summary, drawn from the statement of claim and interviews with Archbold, describes his version of the feuding:

    • Archbold said the moment that raised “huge red flags” for him occurred in December of 2017 when he asked an Ontario Cycling Association coach (no longer with the organization) why he worked with Lee. Archbold claims this coach said he was instructed by a senior association official to “use Rick Lee or quit,” according to allegations in the lawsuit.

    After that, Archbold stated he began “speaking privately with other adults about his unease and discomfort with having Mr. Lee coaching his daughter and other youth” and that the cycling association was forcing the coach (with whom he’d spoken in December of 2017) to use Lee.

    • Lee found out Archbold was talking about him behind his back. At a provincial cycling championship on March 4, 2018, Lee “verbally threatened and harassed” him, Archbold claims.

    • Archbold filed a formal harassment complaint against Lee with the cycling association. Lee filed a formal complaint against Archbold, alleging damage to his reputation.

    • On May 10, 2018, Archbold was directed by a three-person discipline panel, which included CEO Jim Crosscombe, to apologize in writing to Lee for “discuss(ing) personal matters of other coaches, athletes or related individuals.”

    • Archbold wrote the apology but challenged the disciplinary panel, alleging it hadn’t followed its bylaws and policies as required by the Ontario Corporations Act. He claims in his lawsuit that there’s “no prohibition or limit to discussing personal matters in any OCA bylaw or policy” and that there’s “nothing in the OCA code of conduct and ethics that prevents anyone from speaking truthfully.”

    He also claims the discipline panel refused to state how “they determined that the actions of an OCA coach who searched for and found sexual relations with a teenage girl, while coaching other teenage boys and girls, were not related to coaching morals and ethics but rather were a ‘personal matter.’ ”

    • Archbold, a longtime volunteer club coach who stopped coaching about six months ago, provided the Star with the discipline committee decision against him. The conclusion read:

    “It is neither your responsibility nor right to discuss personal matters of other coaches, athletes or related individuals while operating in your capacity as a coach or member of the OCA. As such, we are issuing the following warning: you must cease and desist this behaviour immediately or face suspension from the OCA. Further, we expect you to write an apology letter to Messrs. Lee and Black.”

    • Archbold alleged in an interview that he requested but did not receive from cycling officials the list of coaching requirements that officials said Lee met in order to work for the provincial body. Archbold continued to press cycling officials about his claims of bylaw and policy violations related to his sanction.

    • On May 28, 2018, provincial cycling’s discipline panel suspended Archbold’s daughter Ema from Team Ontario track cycling activities for a year without notice, citing an Athlete Code of Conduct infraction. (A cycling official complained Ema failed to ride for Team Ontario during national youth championship races; Archbold asserts Ema had her Team Ontario coach’s approval to compete with another province’s cyclists after the coach said “OK” when told of her plan to ride with others.)

    According to Archbold’s claim, Ema did not see the complaint against her for 17 weeks, which he alleges is contrary to provincial policies and bylaws.

    • Jeff Archbold hired a lawyer to appeal Ema’s “illegal suspension” so she could continue to train and compete.

    “The suspension was excessive and draconian and was in retaliation and harassment against Mr. Archbold,” Archbold alleges in his lawsuit.

    • Archbold claims Crosscombe, the cycling CEO, did not respond to Ema’s lawyer’s correspondence. Her appeal went to a third-party case manager for mediation, then to an adjudicator for final review. The adjudicator, Brian Ward of Swim Ontario, ruled that Ema must write a letter of apology to the Team Ontario coach and the provincial body, and that she receive a written reprimand from cycling officials, to be removed from her file after 12 months. Ward did not impose a suspension (essentially ending the initial year-long suspension).

    Archbold provided a copy of Ward’s Nov. 16, 2018, decision to the Star. As part of Ward’s findings, he recognized that Ema Archbold is a minor, “has been a hard-working athlete and has no previous history of discipline” and that she expressed “remorse about the situation.” He wrote that Team Ontario “should have been clearer about the impact of Archbold’s decision to leave the team — why it was wrong and how it may affect other athletes” and “that it would have been helpful to raise their concerns more immediately with a minor athlete.”

    Ward also found Ema “acted in her own best interests to the possible detriment of her teammates and the team at large,” according to his written review.

    In an interview, Archbold claimed that after Ema wrote her apology letter, Ontario cycling officials squeezed her out of elite training in late 2018 and early 2019, which he says effectively fulfilled the original year-long suspension.

    Archbold said he believes the cycling association punished his daughter to exact revenge on him for doggedly demanding answers about Lee and adherence to the discipline panel’s bylaws.

    “You’re going to come after my 16-year-old daughter when you’re not following your policies and bylaws because you want to intimidate me because I had the audacity — let’s put heavy sarcasm on that — to ask questions about a coach? ” Archbold said in an interview.

    In November of 2008, Lee spoke to reporters outside his hotel near Allentown, Penn., after the rape charges were dropped. He’d been in jail pending trial for about four months before being released.

    Lee was quoted as saying he accepted “some responsibility for an error in my decision-making,” according to a published report. He also described his actions as “immoral” and “I’m not proud of that.”

    The teen who falsely accused Lee later told investigators she’d invited him into her home and they’d had consensual sex, according to published reports. As part of the investigation clearing Lee of all charges, police uncovered emails in which the girl told Lee she was 18 or 19 (it’s unclear which), according to media reports.

    Earlier this year, Archbold tried to recoup costs without suing the provincial cycling body. In a 12-page letter dated May 24, his lawyer, Andrew Carvajal, requested approximately $900 in cycling-related costs and $5,107.61 in legal fees from the Ontario Cycling Association due to its “arbitrary and high-handed actions.”

    A month later, OCA lawyer Macdonald R.I. Allen sent a one-page response that read in part:

    “The OCA does not owe your clients any money, nor has the OCA caused your clients any damage. Your clients have been the authors of their own misfortunes.”

    Mary Ormsby is a reporter and feature writer based in Toronto. Reach her via email: mormsby@thestar.ca


              

    Hedge fund TCI vows to punish directors over climate change

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    Christopher Hohn's activist hedge fund TCI has outlined plans to punish directors of companies that fail to disclose their carbon dioxide emissions in a move that underlines rising investor concerns over climate change and the pressure on boardrooms to respond.


              

    Sea spits white foam

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    As rains lash out, the sea is spitting out foam - thanks to the excessive dumping of waste.


              

    Op-ed: Artificial grass is a horror

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    It may look pristine — but at what cost?
              

    California Gets #1 Rating in Gun Safety Laws

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    The Giffords Law Center said the state's legislative changes are associated with significant declines in overall gun deaths and homicides. Still, California reported more than 1,400 gun homicides and 4,200 nonfatal shootings.
              

    Ignore the Headlines: Police Reform is Moving Ahead

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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    Sending you my warm wishes from home to home and from heart to heart to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May this day be a beautiful reminders of the wonderful things in life.


              

    The Lisbon City Council denies the nationalist fake news that says it condemns the "Spanish repression"

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    Catalan nationalist media such as elnacional.cat or vilaweb made a news story yesterday that the city council of Lisbon would have issued a statement condemning "The repression of the Spanish State" in Catalonia. This news was widely disseminated by these media and by nationalist users of social networks. Having knowledge of this broadcast, the city of Lisbon quickly denied the fact, issuing a statement that you can access through the website of the municipal chamber. This is the original statement (in Portuguese). According to the consistory of the Portuguese capital, "In light of the news published about a condemnation by the Lisbon Municipal Assembly of the alleged repression of the Spanish authorities in Catalonia, and a request for the release of what they call "political prisoners", the municipality of Lisbon clarifies that only the decisions taken at the councilors meeting are bound by the Lisbon City Council, and that no deliberation has been taken, or will be approved, with this content". Despite the official denial, at the time of publication of this article the nationalist publications cited above have not yet published any rectification on the "fake news" they have disseminated. Apart from denying the news, the Lisbon city council wanted to reaffirm its support for Spanish democracy through this final paragraph in its statement: "The position of the Lisbon City Council is unequivocal in this regard: full respect for the sovereignty of the Spanish State, its constitution, its laws and the operation of its institutions".
              

    Building My New Cleaning Network I

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    The Sexual Laws of Attraction

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    Ameryka trudna dla mechanika – wizyta w warsztacie naprawiającym auta z USA

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    Amerykańska motoryzacja wielu z nas kojarzy się z autami-klasykami, wyposażonymi w silniki o dużych pojemnościach, nieskrępowanymi ekologicznymi standardami, pożerającymi mile na szerokich autostradach. Takie pojazdy to jednak stosunkowo niewielki odłamek ogółu samochodów sprowadzanych z USA. Wybraliśmy się do jednego z warszawskich warsztatów, specjalizujących się w amerykańskiej motoryzacji. W praktyce, większość osób decydujących się na sprowadzenie […]
              

    UK’s 9-day consumer show draws 100K visitors

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    Quantity Surveyor - Firetronics - Woodlands

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    Wang v. Unifund Assurance Company, 2019 ONSC 6908 (CanLII)

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    Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019

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    I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

    As of 30 November 2019, there were 2,673 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 7 from last week):

    The added or updated collections this week are (as Marshall provided them):

    --- Collections Added   --

    *  Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2729394); 1,794,395 indexed records with 1,794,395 record images, ADDED 28 Nov 2019

    *  Italy, Trieste, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1924-1944   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2684447); 38 indexed records with 38 record images, ADDED 30 Nov 2019

    *  Montana, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796752); 144,392 indexed records with 144,392 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

    *  Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796751); 429,561 indexed records with 429,561 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

    *  Australia, Convict Tickets of Leave, 1824-1874  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3499251); Index only, no images, ADDED 26 Nov 2019

    *  Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2803937); 295,077 indexed records with 295,077 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

    *  California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2786603); 2,083,701 indexed records with 2,083,701 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

    --- Collections Updated ---

    South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 30,445 indexed records with 1,965 record images (was 23,191 records with 1,490 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 1,261,468 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 1,261,434 records with 4,192,353 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

    England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477664); 4,035 indexed records with 4,019 record images (was 3,395 records with 3,390 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

    Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper's Book (colored), 1852-1942     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479704); 18,181 indexed records with 473 record images (was 12,874 records with 345 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    France, Vienne, Census, 1896    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2858067); Index only (4,915 records), no images (was 4,740 records with 0 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

    American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1972        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438751); 9,693 indexed records with 3,762 record images (was 8,024 records with 2,240 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

    Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 292,738 indexed records with 48,396 record images (was 291,849 records with 48,371 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 19,776 indexed records with 2,081 record images (was 18,036 records with 1,889 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463469); 154,259 indexed records with 26,814 record images (was 129,358 records with 26,315 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,153,310 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,153,310 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

    Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 781,447 indexed records with 53,295 record images (was 682,667 records with 45,624 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

    Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491475); 22,286 indexed records with 1,026 record images (was 7,962 records with 375 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3293406); 67,492 indexed records with 4,736 record images (was 54,319 records with 4,115 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 9,377,986 indexed records with 1,398,490 record images (was 9,277,839 records with 1,393,994 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

    French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 60,777 indexed records with 62,712 record images (was 60,777 records with 9,903 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

    England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2540411); 3,913,885 indexed records with 394,372 record images (was 1,364,635 records with 181,487 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

    Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville City Cemetery Records, 1843-1962  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491876); 15,333 indexed records with 488 record images (was 4,394 records with 138 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,625 records), no images (was 875,610,625 records with 0 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

    Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 4,945,578 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,945,342 records with 4,581,756 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 3,182 indexed records with 982 record images (was 2,846 records with 850 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288441); 206,461 indexed records with 5,177 record images (was 171,276 records with 4,137 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,048,386 indexed records with 87,632 record images (was 1,048,370 records with 87,631 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

    *  Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 22,469 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 20,610 records with 1,038,133 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 110,375 indexed records with 2,520 record images (was 85,850 records with 2,049 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

    Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 269,349 indexed records with 126,972 record images (was 265,387 records with 126,031 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1867931); 331,917 indexed records with 395,682 record images (was 325,395 records with 395,682 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

    Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 137,590 indexed records with 78,384 record images (was 112,736 records with 67,546 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460906); 1,693 indexed records with 1,179 record images (was 670 records with 669 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704829); 37,242,588 indexed records with 37,242,588 record images (was 37,235,904 records with 37,235,904 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

    Hawaii, Grantor and Grantee Index, 1845-1909    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821304); 428,648 indexed records with 21,480 record images (was 198,815 records with 10,526 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

    Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 66,004 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 59,409 records with 708,628 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

    --- Collections with new images ---

    Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460987); 44,835 indexed records with 44,810 record images (was 44,825 records with 44,800 images),  23 Nov 2019

    Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,924 indexed records with 1,680,470 record images (was 1,681,924 records with 1,680,430 images),  4 Nov 2019

    Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,043,205 indexed records with 194,249 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 194,010 images),  12 Sep 2019

    Utah, Cemetery Abstracts    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2576051); 125,183 indexed records with 4,698 record images (was 125,183 records with 4,695 images),  29 Aug 2019

    --- Collections with images removed ---

    Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 471,799 indexed records with 471,266 record images (was 471,799 records with 471,267 images),  8 Aug 2019

    France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,097,791 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,099,653 images),  28 Mar 2018

    United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 5,620,882 indexed records with 278,776 record images (was 5,620,882 records with 288,893 images),  8 Nov 2019

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    In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

    My friend, Marshall, has come up with a program to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!
    Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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    Supreme Court Takes Up Case On Gun Laws

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    NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with law professor Joseph Blocher, co-director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law, about an upcoming Supreme Court case that could determine how gun laws are made.
              

    Costa Coffee w warszawskim metrze

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    21 listopada sieć kawiarni Costa Coffee otworzyła kolejny lokal – tym razem w pobliżu stacji metra Targówek. To pierwsza tego typu inwestycja Costa Coffee w Polsce.
              

    THE CITY IS GOING TO RUIN LAKE WYMAN

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    PREPARE FOR A BOAT DOCK @ LAKE WYMAN  -   EXACTLY AS PREDICTEDOUR CITY IS NOT STEWARDING FOR THE PEOPLE -   DO NOT VOTE FOR EARL STARKOFF / SCOTT SINGER  - THEY ARE TWO OF THE SPEARHEADS OF THIS TRAGEDY Is it time to invest in trash retrieving apparatus?   How does the trash get removed from the mangroves?Or maybe the city is budgeting to place a "seawall" around "Lake Wyman"   - Removing all mangroves?Protective laws only matter to the people - NOT THE CITY - THEY [...]
              

    Fullerton Attorneys Improperly Spiked Number of Secret City Hall Records Allegedly Downloaded by Local Blogger

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    In updated filings, Fullerton City attorneys have now significantly reduced the list of alleged secret city hall documents the city accused resident and blogger Joshua Ferguson of illegally downloading in a lawsuit filed against him and the blog earlier this year.
              

    映画『ブレードランナー』は、2019年11月を正しく予言できていたのか?

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    「映画『ブレードランナー』は、2019年11月を正しく予言できていたのか?」の写真・リンク付きの記事はこちら

    映画のシーンはまるで新宿のようで、ストーリーはまるで大都市を支配するもてる者たちがもたざる者たちを騙して撃ち合いをさせるマイク・デイヴィスの『要塞都市LA』のような感じだった。ハリソン・フォード演じるリック・デッカードは、マーロウやギデスからローリンズ、ボッシュへと延々と続く、金持ちや美女に騙されるロサンジェルスの探偵たちのひとりだといえる。ALBUM/AFLO

    ロサンジェルス市が誕生してから238年が経っているだが、米国東部の人たちや、ロサンジェルスでもラシエネガ大通りより東に行ったことのない人たちは、ロサンジェルスには歴史がないと言ったりする。いろいろな理由から、それはまったくばかばかしい言い草だ。

    それでも、そう言いたくなる気持ちもわからないではない。ロサンジェルスは火事、洪水、地震、暴動などによって何度も破壊され、再建を強いられてきたからだ。ロサンジェルス盆地は四方から地殻変動の影響を受け、季節によっては湿地になる土地で、毎年のように熱風と火災の洗礼を受け、原住民トンヴァ族の住む土地にスペイン人が入り込むよりずいぶん前から、頭上にはスモッグのような霧が立ち込めていた。

    最近もまた、山火事が発生している。まるで、それがこの地の伝統であるとでもいうように。小説家や映画監督たちが自分の作品の第3幕あたりでロサンジェルスの街を燃やしたがるのも、不思議なことではないかもしれない。

    もしかしたら、人々がこの都市の歴史を飾りたがる理由のひとつは、ロサンジェルスという都市が自らの未来についてあまりにも多くを語ってきたからかもしれない。現在は2019年11月、つまり、ロサンジェルスを描いた原典といえる映画のひとつ『ブレードランナー』の時間に現実が追いついたことになる。

    この作品が発表されたのは1982年だが、物語は当時からすれば未来である2019年11月に設定されていた。ロサンジェルスっ子たちはこのときを待っていただろう。それはちょうど、高速道路の標識があなたの出る出口をかなり前もって知らせてくれていたようなものだ。

    ロサンジェルスは歴史をもたない?

    科学をねじ曲げてメタファーとして語ることには、あなたは懐疑的だろう。わたしもそうだ。しかし、今回はそうする。相対性理論によれば、空間と時間は光のスピードと関係があり、重力(引力)は質量の副次的な結果だという。だから、恒星のような巨大な物体は時空をへこませることによって引力を創造しており、そのため自らの周辺で光を曲げている。

    その恒星を回転させると、恒星における時間枠はほんの少し引きずられる。ちょうど航跡のように。これは回転による慣性系の引きずりと呼ばれるもので、巨大な物体は回転しながら前進する際に、自らの過去と未来を引きずっていく。つまり、ロサンジェルスという都市も自らの時間枠を引きずっているということが言いたいのだ。

    ロサンジェルスは歴史をもたないと人々が言うのは、ロサンジェルスという都市がよろめきながら未来に進む際に、そのタイムラインも完全に合意のうえでとは言わないまでも、一緒に引きずられていくからである。だから、未来はいつも現在なのだ。

    わたしたちはいま、過去に約束されたひとつの未来のなかに起きている現在のなかにいる。タイムトラヴェラーたちよ、周りを見てみるがいい。『ブレードランナー』の予言したことの多くが当たっている。そして、多くが間違っている。

    もしかしたら、自らの輝きによろめいた1980年代のSF映画に、特定の予言や回顧を求めるのは間違っているのかもしれない。そもそも、あの映画は未来を描こうとしたのではないのだから。

    映画のシーンはまるで新宿のようだったし、ストーリーはまるで大都市を支配するもてる者たちがもたざる者たちを騙して撃ち合いをさせるマイク・デイヴィスの『要塞都市LA』のような感じだった。ハリソン・フォード演じるリック・デッカードは、マーロウやギデスからローリンズ、ボッシュへと延々と続く、金持ちや美女に騙されるロサンジェルスの探偵たちのひとりだといえる。いや、いまの話は忘れてくれ、ディック。それは映画『チャイナタウン』の話だった。

    2019年に実現したこと

    あなたは説明を求めているのかもしれない。誰が犯人かではなくて、何が起きたのかを知りたいのかもしれない。

    『ブレードランナー』にはコンピューター化されたパーキングメーターが出てきたが、これは現実になっている。言葉を話す街灯もだ(「横断しなさい。横断しなさい。止まりなさい。止まりなさい」)。

    ロボット・メトロキャブは? もうすぐ実現するだろう。いろいろな高級雑誌を売る道端の新聞雑誌売り場は? そういうものもある。顔認識のポリグラフ(うそ発見器)は? 自分のスマートフォンの自撮り用カメラを見ればいい。

    わたしたちはデジタル写真を進化させているし、キッチンには音声制御のツールがある。億万長者たちは興奮と冒険に満ちた宇宙の人生を約束しているが、わたしたちは広告用の飛行船ももっていないし、ましてや信頼できるロケットもない。人工知能(AI)は確かにわたしたちの命令を聞いてくれる(そして、ときには反抗する)が、(『ブレードランナー』でレプリカントのリーダーを演じた)ルトガー・ハウアーのようなAIは存在しない(いや、いるかもしれないが、いるとしたら、それはディープフェイクにすぎないだろう)。

    レプリカントたちの記憶を涙のように洗い流すには激しい雨も必要ないし、ステア・フレイガー・カツマタ・シリーズDブラスター(デッカードの携帯する銃)から何発も発射する必要もない。ただアマゾン ウェブ サービス(AWS)の請求書を払い忘れただけで、パッと消されてしまう。それは処刑とは呼ばれない。引退でしかない。

    予言の最も重要な部分は当たっている

    『ブレードランナー』が、2019年11月について最も正しく予言したことは何だろう。それは大都市の生活だ。現在、ロサンジェルスの繁華街ではにぎやかなナイトライフを楽しむことができる。それは1982年には、ばかげたことに見えた。

    どこにでもあるデジタルデヴァイスとソーシャルメディアは、わたしたちは「いいね!」とインフルエンスという代償を得るために自分の記憶を写真というかたちで外在化するための方法と動機を与えている。しかし、自分がある記憶の写真を撮ったのか、それともある写真を思い出しているのかさえわからなくなってしまっている。

    でも、降りすぎる雨は現実になっていないって? 確かにその点は違っていた。現在の現実では、サンタ・アナ風(カリフォルニア南部で内陸から沿岸に向かって吹く極端に乾燥した風)は、まるでバーベキュー味のポテトチップのにおいがして、空気はノワール探偵映画のナレーションと同じくらいドライだ。

    それでも、予言の最も重要な部分は当たっている。誰でもロサンジェルスと結びつけて考えること、それは「災害」だ。『ブレードランナー』で示唆されている生態的な大災害は核や化学によるもの、産業汚染、それに爆弾だった。それらは1980年代に誰もが心配していたことだが、わたしたちは完全に間違っていた。続編の『ブレードランナー2049』が砂漠化した南西部と防波堤がそびえる海岸線を登場させ、過去にさかのぼって予言の焦点を気候変動による大惨事へとずらしているのも当然だろう。これこそが慣性系の引きずりだ。現在を過去につなぎ直して、未来で意味が通るようにしているのだ。

    『ブレードランナー』のアドヴァイス

    ロサンジェルスの未来は面白い、だってそれがわたしたち自身の未来なのだから、という考え方にあなたも賛成だと仮定しよう。ロサンジェルスは地図上で最も西にある都市ではないかもしれないが、フロンティアの方向に着目すれば、西部の都市のなかで最も西にある。だから、ここで起きる出来事は最初に起きる出来事だ。そういうわけだから、映画『ブレードランナー』から、ふたつのアドヴァイスを感じとることができるだろう。

    ひとつは、ハウエル演じる殺し屋レプリカント、ロイ・バッティの生き方だ。彼はただ、もっと生きたいと願っている。都市の化身でもある刑事は彼を消してしまおうと、つまり引退させようとしているのだが、自分は記憶をもっているから救う価値があると彼自身は主張している。

    皮肉なことに、バッティはヒューマニストで、ひとりの人間の記憶は宇宙のホログラムだと主張している。なかなかいい考えではある。しかし、ちょっと後ろ向きな考え方だ。ロサンジェルスは歴史ということになると、いろいろ問題があるのだから。

    対照的なのが、エドワード・ジェイムズ・オルモス演じる粋な刑事のガフだ。彼はデッカードとその恋人となったレプリカントのレイチェルを安全な所へ逃がしてやる。「彼女が生きられないのは残念だな」とガフは言う。「だが、それを言うなら、生きられる者などいるか?」

    わたしたち人間だって、未来などないのだから。だからこそ、われわれはみな人間らしい。改造してもらうという希望をもってロサンジェルスにやって来るロボットたちも含めて。きっとそうに違いない。

    わたしたちは永遠に生きていけない

    ガフが下した結論、つまりいまは生きていけ、ここから出て、逃げていけというアドヴァイスはとんでもないものだ。ガフは正気ではないロボットたちや、雷鳴とどろく嵐と対決しながら、いつものように「そんなの知ったことか」と言うニヒリストである。もしかしたら、あなたも億万長者たちが計画する地球脱出計画の20万ドル(約2,200万円)のチケットを買う余裕があるだろうか。

    そう、残念なことだが、わたしたちは永遠に生きていけない。だが、ここ現実の世界では、人類はなんとか2019年11月まで生きてきた。わたしたちの使命は、ロサンジェルスだけでなく、あらゆる出来損ないの都市の子どもたちが次の節目まで生きていけるようにすることだ。いまほど悪くない世界をわたしたちが建設できるとしたら、そこまで慣性系を光速で引きずっていける次の節目までだろう。

    わたしはここで間違った二分法を仮定してしまったようだ。ここはロサンジェルスなのだから、結末はもっと複雑だ。わたしの考えでは、正しく理解していたのは誰だと思う? レプリカントを設計した天才遺伝子工学技士のJ・F・セバスチャンだ。

    セバスチャンはわかっていた。彼はあまりにも病弱なので、地球を脱出したがる億万長者たちの仲間に入ることはできない。だから、彼は繁華街に住んでいる。世界はロサンジェルスっ子にも容赦はしない。

    そこでセバスチャンは、機会と冒険の約束された土地で、ハッピーで、倒錯した、多彩色の人生を生きている。この彼の故郷で、地球上にあるカリフォルニア州のロサンジェルスでだ。ここでは人生はずっとそんなふうだった。これからもだいだいそうだろう。だが、現在の2019年11月時点ではそうではない。


              

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    Jako gracz zawsze mogę przejść przez daną rozgrywkę i nawet jeśli zakończy się ona przegraną – spróbować jeszcze raz. Nie neguję porażki, metaforycznie mówiąc, jestem jej wierny, co może uwrażliwiać na podejmowane decyzje. Doświadczenie tego, że sukces jest sumą porażek, jest tym, co nas – graczy – ze sobą łączy. Przenosząc to na poziom zglobalizowanego świata – nie ma żadnych „innych”, „obcych”. Problemy mieszkańców Afryki są naszymi problemami. Moim marzeniem jest, aby gry wideo – przez budowanie wspólnoty doświadczeń – przyczyniły się do zrozumienia, że na pewnym poziomie wszyscy mieszkańcy dzisiejszego świata tworzą wspólnotę.

     

    Z Grzegorzem Zyzikiem rozmawia Bartosz Bartosik

     


              

    W archikatedrze warszawskiej zainaugurowano nowy cykl spotkań przed beatyfikacją kard. Wyszyńskiego

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    Mszy świętej we czwartek 28 listopada przewodniczył bp Michał Janocha. Po niej prelekcję o kard. Wyszyńskim wygłosił dr hab. Paweł Skibiński. Od listopada do maja każdy 28 dzień miesiąca będzie dniem duchowych przygotowań do beatyfikacji Prymasa Tysiąclecia


              

    Saws and Grinder

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    DPW/WW General Foreman

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    The responsibilities and duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:

    The General Foreman works under the supervision of the Sewer System Manager and is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the collection system, related pumping stations, inspection and documentation of Combined Sewer Overflows and Sanitary Sewer Overflows.

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Repair of weir walls and other modifications to regulators, outfalls and manhole structures that may be required to insure proper operation;
    • Clean and inspect all sewer lines and document the findings of the inspections;
    • Respond to sewer calls;
    • Identify and correct ongoing problems with blockages;
    • Monitor activity in combined manholes to determine problem areas;
    • Perform CSO inspections after rain events in accordance with NPDES Permit;
    • Provide maintenance on various types of wastewater pump stations; complete log entries of maintenance activities performed;
    • Assist the Sewer System Manager with:
      • Development and implementation of a preventative maintenance program to prevent overflows and treatment plant bypasses;
      • Development and implementation of an I/I program to identify and remove sources of I/I, assist in compiling data for regulatory reporting;
      • Any other duties associated with complying with NPDES permit;
      • Enter sewer service calls into a computerized log filing system.
    • Ensure all work assigned has been performed correctly and in a timely manner. Responsible to complete written daily reports on completed tasks and activities and to enter information into computerized Management Maintenance System;
    • Ensure all construction and construction practices are conducted in accordance with City standards;
    • Manage all “in-field” operations and work directly with Sewer System Manager to assign tasks for daily work;
    • Lead and supervise all Collection System Operations work crews in the field;
    • Operate as main point-of-contact for Collection System Working Foremen and Sewer System Operators;
    • Responsible for ensuring that state and city Dig Safe regulations are followed;
    • Follow trench permit and restoration regulations and policies of City of Fitchburg/Department of Public Works;
    • Maintain Division vehicle and equipment fleet, in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations, including coordinating and scheduling preventative maintenance and repair services, document service records, repairs, state inspections, etc.;
    • Maintain Division safety equipment, tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) in proper working order, and report deficiencies in said equipment/tools to supervisor;
    • Inspect any and all equipment issued to this position to ensure that the equipment is safe and working properly; provide weekly status updates to Sewer System Manager on vehicle/equipment maintenance performed and upcoming required maintenance;
    • May perform minor maintenance to vehicles and equipment;
    • Perform variety of skilled and unskilled manual labor and other related tasks;
    • May assist in performing maintenance and repairs to Wastewater Division buildings and grounds;
    • Maintain Division tool inventory to ensure adequate tools are provided/in-stock, and pumps, compaction equipment and saws are in proper working order and maintained to specifications;
    • May operate:
      1. Motorized equipment, including trucks, backhoes, front-end loaders and combination sewer jet/vacuum trucks;
      2. Various manual and motorized hand tools and equipment associated with construction, repair and maintenance of sewer collection system and related facilities;
    • May inspect, investigate and report on suspected sewer main leaks;
    • Investigate and document damage claims caused by collection system and abatement claims;
    • Direct efforts to locate illegal entry and dumping into sewer collection system;
    • Perform work on sewer flow meters, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting with a laptop;
    • Required work may be inside or outside; outside work will be completed in all types of weather conditions, day and night;
    • Respond to call-ins after regular working hours, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed; 
    • Must carry a cell phone and be available for emergency situations, including but not limited to weather events/emergencies and disasters; Extensive overtime may be required during winter months and/or emergency situations/sewer main breaks;
    • Assist Streets Division with snow/ice removal operations, and Water Division with combination sewer jet/vac truck, including outside normal working hours; May assist other DPW Divisions, as required;
    • Work with Sewer System Manager to ensure DPW’s zero tolerance safety program is followed and updated for construction sites and that confined space entry program is followed;
    • Follow and implement OSHA’s regulations for construction sites, including trench safety;
    • Other duties as assigned by Sewer System Manager and/or Deputy Commissioner of Wastewater.

    QUALIFICATIONS and ABILITIES:

    • Must possess high school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma);
    • Must possess:
      • Valid Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B, with “L” and “N” endorsements; “X” endorsement desirable;
      • Hoisting license Class 2B;
      • Knowledge of traffic control safety procedures, with strong background in safety;
      • Must have a Confined Space Entry Awareness Training Certificate;
      • OSHA 30 Certification or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire;
      • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in wastewater sewer system field, or five (5) years’ experience in wastewater field; educational training in a recognized technical program may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of a one (1) to one (1) substitution, however, no more than two (2) years of substitution shall be allowed;
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise employees.
    • Must demonstrate ability to safely and effectively operate all motor vehicles and equipment currently available to the Sewer System Operations Division;
    • Must possess:
      • Ability to effectively communicate with other DPW Divisions and Municipal Departments;
      • Ability to write electronic reports and follow written and/or verbal instructions;
      • Working knowledge and experience with MS Office Word, Outlook, Excel and similar applications;
      • Required skills and abilities to perform all work assigned by successfully completing a six (6) month probationary period;
    • Must successfully complete pre-employment physical, drug screening and background check.

    PHYSICAL COMPONENT RATED:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Very Heavy

    This is an extremely physical position. Required work involves heavy physical labor, including lifting, kneeling, bending, twisting and carrying objects that may exceed 100 pounds in weight. Includes operating hand and power equipment for extended periods of time (i.e.: hand and mechanically operated tools, mowers, shovels, saws, pneumatic jack hammers, sledge hammers, picks, manhole lifting device, etc.). Work environment includes all types of weather and temperature extremes, during the day and night.

    The City of Fitchburg is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.





              

    DPW/WW Sewer/Stormwater System Operator

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    The responsibilities and duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

    This position will be based out of the main DPW location (301 Broad St., Fitchburg). The primary duties and responsibilities will be with the Wastewater Division of the DPW, as part of the Sewer System Operations Team. 

    Based upon staffing and project requirements within the DPW, the Operator will be temporarily assigned to the Streets Division on an as-needed basis to aid in storm water system projects.

    Overtime assignment eligibility for this position shall be in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement between the City and Local 39. Such overtime eligibility shall be restricted to the DPW Division which the Operator is currently assigned, unless overtime assignment cannot be filled otherwise.

    The Operator shall report directly to the appropriate supervisor within the DPW Division in which s/he is currently assigned.

    The general duties of the operator include but are not limited to:

    • Operate all motorized equipment in the Wastewater/Streets Division, including those with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) in excess of 26,000 pounds;
    • Must possess ability (licensed) to operate front-end loaders and back-hoes;
    • Load and unload trucks, haul material and transport personnel;
    • Snow/Ice removal operations at all times of the day/night, to include sanding, plowing and shoveling of City Streets or sidewalks;
    • May, on occasion, supervise a small crew of workers at a lower grade classification;
    • Respond to call-ins after regular work hours by supervisor, as needed;
    • Assess all equipment issued to this position by the City to insure that the equipment is safe and in proper working order;
    • Excavate, brace, grade, spread stone and rake asphalt;

    Duties while assigned to the Wastewater Division include but are not limited to:

    • Provide corrective and preventive maintenance on sewer collection system, which includes entering OSHA Confined Spaces, such as manholes;
    • Perform variety of skilled and unskilled manual duties in the maintenance and care of the collection system include but are not limited to:
    • Brick, mortar, and concrete modifications to outfalls, chambers, and manhole structures that may be required to insure proper operation;
    • Repairing/replacing/raising manhole frames and covers; cleaning and inspecting all sewer lines, manholes, regulators, and chambers, and interpreting and documenting the results of inspections.
    • Perform work on sewer flow meters, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting with a laptop;
    • Cut and clear trees, brush, and grass to maintain access to cross-country sewer easements;
    • Perform Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) inspections after rain events, as required by NPDES permit;
    • Clean sewer lines using a variety of methods and equipment, such as a jet machine and a rodding machine, video camera equipment and a vacuum truck;
    • Assist in the repair of the collection system pipe lines or pump stations as directed; using both open trench and trenchless methods; including trench/asphalt repair;
    • Use chemicals for cleaning and odor control;
    • Perform investigations of private sewer services or sewer lines using a variety of methods which may include: reviewing City’s sewer record plans, colored water dye tests, CCTV camera investigations, and sound tests, with documentation of investigation results and findings;
    • Track down and document collection system malfunctions and institute proper corrective actions;
    • Investigate and document any and all claims of damage caused by the sewer collection system;
    • Investigate claims for abatements;
    • Assist GIS Engineer or Sewer System Manager in locating buried sewer assets or dig-safe mark-outs;
    • Assist in efforts to find illegal entry and dumping into the sewer collection system; 
    • Participate in safety training including but not limited to confined space entry, explosion atmosphere, traffic, general safety;
    • Follow the City’s Confined Space Entry Program requirements;
    • Assist with treatment plant operations and maintenance;
    • Perform other job related duties as directed by Sewer System supervisory personnel.   

    Duties while assigned to the Streets Division include but are not limited to:

    • Repair and building of drainage manholes and catch basins;
    • Clean out drainage pipes and structures;
    • Install, caulk and seal drain pipe and connections;
    • Construct, install and maintain culverts and headwalls;
    • Repair and building of water diversion and BMP’s, including swales, berms, drainage structures, detention and retention basins;
    • Perform other job related duties as directed by the Superintendent of Streets/Parks.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Minimum educational requirement of High School Diploma or GED;
    • Must possess:
      • Class B Commercial Driver’s License, with air brake and tank vehicle endorsement (Haz-Mat (Endorsement X) desirable); 
      • New England Water Environmental Association Grade III Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification or ability to obtain within (1) one year of hire. Minimum of three (3) years in wastewater collection system or three (3) years in the wastewater industry; Educational training in a recognized technical program may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one (1) year for one (1) year, not more than two years’ substitution will be allowed. Knowledge of traffic control safety procedures; 
    • MA Class 4E Hoisting License (Catch Basin Cleaner); MA Class 2B or 2A Hoisting License;
    • OSHA Confined Space Entry Awareness Training Certificate or ability to obtain within six months of hire;
    • OSHA 10 Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire;
    • Must successfully complete a six (6) month probationary period;
    • Must successfully complete pre-employment physical, drug screening and background check.

    PHYSICAL COMPONENT RATED:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Heavy to Very Heavy.

    This position requires very heavy, physical labor including lifting, frequent bending, twisting and carrying objects in excess of 100 pounds.  Frequent movement in and out of equipment and vehicles. Required to operate equipment for long periods of time, i.e. hand and mechanically operated tools, shovels, demolition saws, chain saws, wood chippers, etc., while working in all types of weather both day and night.  Exposure to chemicals. Ability to use and wear personal protective equipment and clothing such as hearing, eye, foot/hand and respiratory protection. Ability to enter confined spaces upon appropriate training.

    The City of Fitchburg is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.




              

    Apple Cup 2019: Dick Baird is a Coug-turned-Husky who draws admiration from both sides

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    Roosevelt High grad, now 73, played four years at Washington State at linebacker — snapping an eight-year UW win streak in the Apple Cup as a senior — then served as a Husky assistant for 15 years. The UW's linebacker room has been named in his honor.
              

    shift supervisor - Store# 04485, LAWSON HEIGHTS - Starbucks - Saskatoon, SK

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    Follows up with baristas during the shift to ensure the delivery of legendary customer service for all customers. Discovers and responds to customer needs.
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    barista - Store# 04485, LAWSON HEIGHTS - Starbucks - Saskatoon, SK

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    Our Baristas personally connect with, laugh with and uplift the lives of our customers. From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company.
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    The African Startups ecosystem

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    AWS South Africa announced on Friday, 19 November 2019, that it had recently embarked on a journey to bring AWS Startup Days to Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra and Nairobi. AWS Startup Days are free events for early-stage founders, developers, and investors that aim to help early-stage founders build quickly with AWS services. They do this by providing [&hellip
              

    House Democrats file suit against Trump officials Barr and Ross for refusal to hand over census docs

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    The House Oversight Committee filed a lawsuit against William Barr and Wilbur Ross over the Trump officials' refusal to turn over documents related to Trump admin's the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
              

    District of Columbia official code: containing the laws, general and permanent in their nature, relating to or in force in the District of Columbia (except such laws as are of application in the general and permanent laws of the United States) as of September 13, 2012

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    Find this book at the following location at the Wisconsin State Law Library, Dane County Legal Resource Center, or Milwaukee County Legal Resource Center: Treatise