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Christian Wade Starts NFL Journey In Florida

first_img Rugby and the NFL: The exchange of ideas… ESPN Writer Claims “USA Would Dominate Rugby If NFL Stars Played” Looking to be a running back or a punt returner on special teams, Wade will be part of the NFL Player Pathway Program in January. The scheme is designed to help competitors from outside the USA try and make it onto an NFL roster.Wade continued with Sky: “I am just trying to figure out where I stand and how I am going to learn all this stuff. But then I just have to remember everything I have done in my career post this time and everything I have left behind as well. And that gives me the motivation to want to get things right, to learn and to figure out what I need to figure out to be successful. ESPN writer Kevin Van Valkenburg has recently claimed… The former Wasps flyer will try and make it into the NFL in the near future. “You can give up because it gets too hard or you can say right let me take a step back and figure this out – keep pushing through.”Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news in rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby and the NFL: The exchange of ideas between union and American Football Christian Wade Is Swinging For The Fences With… ESPN Writer Claims “USA Would Dominate Rugby If NFL Stars Played”center_img Rugby and the NFL: The exchange of ideas between union and American Football Christian Wade Starts NFL Journey In FloridaA few months after shockingly announcing his departure from Wasps and rugby union, Christian Wade has started his NFL journey recently training in Florida with former Washington Redskins running back, Mike Sellers.As the videos below suggest, he is quickly picking up the ins and outs of the game, but he also admits that he has a long way to go.Wade recently told Sky Sports of his move: “The odds are kind of against me making it into the NFL. It is definitely the biggest challenge and the kind of things I have on my side is my ability to learn.“My physical abilities in terms of my attributes and that I have played ten years professionally in rugby. It has given me some sort of experience of what it means to be a professional. I think they are the things I am riding on.“Everything else I am going to have to learn and put my all into it in order to have some sort of chance to be successful.”As you would expect from a career change, there have been bumps along the way too, to the extent the Englishman has questioned his choice to switch career paths.Wade also said: “To be fair I have had a few of those days. There was a day when out in Florida when we were doing classroom stuff and I was just getting everything wrong. “They were telling me to do all this stuff and I was thinking ‘no, I am pretty sure I learnt this last week and it’s supposed to be like this’.“There have been times when I thought ‘oh what am I doing? This is going to be so hard, I am getting wrong and I thought I had this right’”.Wade will be looking to become the latest in a short list of rugby players who have decided to switch allegiances. For example former Worcester Warrior Christian Scotland-Williamson now trains with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Alex Gray joined the Atlanta Falcons.Rugby league stars Jordan Mailatu and Jarryd Hayne have also attempted to crack the American football scene – the former is currently with the Philadelphia Eagles while the latter spent a season with San Francisco 49ers. Christian Wade Is Swinging For The Fences With NFL Move Christian Wade Is Swinging For The Fences With NFL Move Collapse Expand Expandlast_img read more

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Puerto de Palos House / jfs arquitecto

first_img Area:  2475 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Alar, CHC, Readymix, The Wall, VolcanSave this picture!© Maria GonzalezRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. This project is conceived as the refurbishment of a 1959 family house located in a traditional borough of this commune. The house was in good conditions and in its original state. Therefore, decisions that contributed to honor the house’s history were made, both for its volume and the reuse of some of the materials.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe location of the house on a 440m2 land was ideal for using the South wing for the service area and storeroom, while the West and North wings would be used for the kitchen and the living-cum-dining room all in a single continuous space.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe initial concept was to combine the ideas and the layout requested by the owners with the existing volumetry, the cladding and layout distribution conditions.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe second floor is entirely set up with SIP panels, plus steel profiles reinforcement in some critical spots. The spatial concept for re-distributing the bedroom area is a symmetric scheme, with the lounge area as the body at the center and then bedrooms on both sides.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe double-height access is defined by a skylight that goes throughout the entire section, its function is to provide natural light during the morning and also to generate cross ventilation from the spaces on the first and second floor to the top of the house.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe execution of the work was thought with the intention of recovering as many construction materials as possible, for example, the doors, the facade and ceiling beams; And it was this way, by re using the oak and larch wood existing on the facade and ceiling that allowed lowering construction costs and helped keeping the resemblance to the other constructions in the area.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe decision of keeping the larch wood from the original facade, gives us the opportunity to think of the windows as slim elements that contrast with the rusticity of the cladding. This is how black aluminum profiles, which in some cases a “hidden” profile was used, plus a 5mm metal pre-frame, also in black, made obtaining this effect possible.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezProject gallerySee allShow lessPeel Street / DKO Architecture + Design OfficeSelected ProjectsADC 98th Annual Competition Invitation | Spatial DesignOpportunities Share Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Maria Gonzalez+ 28Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Puerto de Palos House / jfs arquitectoSave this projectSavePuerto de Palos House / jfs arquitecto Houses CopyHouses•Las Condes, Chile 2018center_img Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909078/puerto-de-palos-house-jfs-arquitecto Clipboard Chile Photographs:  Maria Gonzalez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officejfs arquitectoOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLas CondesChilePublished on January 09, 2019Cite: “Puerto de Palos House / jfs arquitecto” [Casa Puerto de Palos / jfs arquitecto] 09 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: jfs arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909078/puerto-de-palos-house-jfs-arquitecto Clipboard Puerto de Palos House / jfs arquitectolast_img read more

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Across the U.S.: Stop killer drones!

first_imgMultiple protests against death-dealing U.S. drone warfare took place across the U.S on Jan. 12, a National Day of Action to Stop Killer Drones. The actions were scheduled to expose the real “State of the Union” as President Barack Obama hyped U.S. greatness in his annual speech. Secret U.S. military documents leaked by an internal whistleblower reveal that 90 percent of U.S. drone assassinations kill civilians, including children, rather than the alleged targets. (The Intercept, Oct. 15)Drone victim Mohamed Tuaiman, Jan. 25, 2014.Mohammed Tuaiman, a 13-year-old Yemeni boy killed by a 2015 CIA drone strike, said of the drone “death machines” in a Guardian interview before his death: “A lot of the kids in this area wake up from sleeping because of nightmares from them and some now have mental problems. They turned our area into hell and continuous horror, day and night, we even dream of them in our sleep.” Earlier strikes had killed his father and brother. (Guardian, Feb. 10)On the Day of Action, resisters were arrested at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, Beale AFB in California and in Washington, D.C. Later solidarity actions are planned at CIA headquarters in Virginia and at Volk AFB in Wisconsin. The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance called the actions. (KnowDrones.com)At the Washington, D.C., rally, activists condemned the unending U.S. wars, mass incarceration and Islamophobia, as well as killer drone strikes. An alternative State of the Union address was read that included demands to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantánamo in Cuba and demolish all armed drones. Thirteen protesters, representing states across the country, were arrested on the Capitol steps after attempting to deliver to Congress a petition naming U.S. war crimes. (popularresistance.org)In California, the “Occupy Beale Air Force Base” resisters staged mock drone attacks at the federal courthouse and the city hall in Sacramento, the state capital, to dramatize how automated warfare terrorizes people in other countries on a 24/7 basis. Joining an ongoing homeless advocate rally, they shouted: “Homes, not drones! Food, not bombs!” They attempted to deliver a letter to their “elected representative,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, but were locked out of her office despite a scheduled appointment. Demonstrators commented, “That’s what democracy looks like in America!”Protesters then went on to Beale AFB, where five activists blocked commuting traffic and were arrested. (Nuke Resister, Jan. 16)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Benin: Reporter free soon after court upholds conviction but cuts jail term

first_imgOn 6 April, RSF and more than 80 other organizations sent a joint letter to ten African leaders including Beninese President Patrice Talon urging them to free all detained journalists in order to reduce the danger of their catching the coronavirus in prison. News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation Follow the news on Benin News Benin urged to implement findings of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention BeninAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment The 18-month prison sentence that Ignace Sossou, an investigative reporter for the Bénin Web TV news website, received in December of a charge of “harassment by means of electronic communications” was reduced today to 12 months in prison (six of them suspended) and a fine of 500,000 CFA francs (around 760 euros). Sossou was arrested and convicted for tweeting statements that a prosecutor made at a workshop on disinformation that both Sossou and the prosecutor attended. The appeal court judges who issued today’s decision nonetheless had proof of Sossou’s innocence in the form of a video produced by RSF demonstrating that his tweets quoted the prosecutor accurately and could not in any way be construed as harassment.“This decision leaves us with mixed feelings,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “After months of intense campaigning, we welcome the fact that this journalist will soon be free. But we continue to condemn an extremely harsh and completely unjustified sentence.” Froger added: “This conviction also sets a dangerous precedent. A journalist who accurately reported information in the public interest has been given a prison sentence in the name of combatting online disinformation. Beninese journalists know they are now exposed to arbitrary persecution. This is an unprecedented and historic step backwards for Benin.”Sossou and his lawyers now have three days to decide whether to appeal against today’s decision to Benin’s court of cassation.The concern about Sossou’s conviction and imprisonment has not been limited to Benin. With RSF’s backing, more than 120 media outlets and journalists in West Africa published an unprecedented joint op-ed on 13 March calling for his release. BeninAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment November 7, 2020 Find out more As a result of arbitrarily jailing a journalist who committed no crime, suspending opposition media and interfering in editorial decisions, Benin fell 17 places in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index – the third biggest fall. It is now ranked 113th out of 180 countries. Receive email alerts to go further News Op-ed urges Benin to end Digital Law threat to journalism Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is pleased that Beninese journalist Ignace Sossou will soon be free as a result of today’s decision by a Cotonou appeal court to reduce his jail term, but is appalled that the court failed to quash his conviction on the grounds that he is clearly innocent. This decision threatens journalism’s future in Benin, RSF said. November 11, 2020 Find out more News May 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information May 19, 2020 Benin: Reporter free soon after court upholds conviction but cuts jail termlast_img read more

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Master of Ceremonies Announced for the Rose Bowl Party of the Century

first_img Top of the News 12 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Rich Eisen. Photo courtesy Rose Bowl FoundationThe Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation announced four-time Sports Emmy Award Nominee Rich Eisen as the Master of Ceremonies for the Rose Bowl Party of the Century presented by Western Asset set to take place on April 18, 2020 at America’s Stadium. Eisen, who just finished coverage of the NFL season and Super Bowl LIV in Miami, is a host on NFL Network and continues to host the aptly named Emmy-nominated “The Rich Eisen Show.”Eisen, one of television’s most visible anchors and personalities over the past decade, will host the celebration to benefit the future preservation, protection and enhancement of the Rose Bowl Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. It is scheduled to welcome approximately 1,200 guests to the famed turf for a party that will kick-off the official countdown towards the venue’s 100th birthday in 2022. Limited tickets still remain for the event with more celebrity announcements expected in the coming weeks.Rich Eisen is no stranger to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Stadium, which is known for its rich tradition and historic past. “Big time memories for me. That building will always have a special place for me,” he said in an interview with the Legacy Foundation in 2018.As a graduate of the University of Michigan, Rich covered the Wolverines football team during his time as a student on campus in Ann Arbor. As it ended its season in Pasadena’s famed Rose Bowl Game in 1990, Eisen was in the venue’s famed press box as iconic Wolverine Coach Bo Schembechler stood on the sidelines for his final game and a record tenth Rose Bowl Game appearance during his leadership of Michigan.A friend of the Stadium and the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, Eisen was the first on-air talent added to NFL Network’s roster in June 2003, five months before the network’s launch in November 2003. Since 2020, Rich has served as host of the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning on NFL Network, the most comprehensive NFL pregame show on television. Eisen also anchors NFL Network’s special on-location coverage of the NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and Super Bowl. He was a mainstay on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1996 to 2003.“Growing up, the Rose Bowl meant the Tournament of Roses Parade, it meant sitting there on a freezing New Year’s Day in the basement of my house watching the Rose Bowl, The Granddaddy of Them All,” said Eisen. “And just looking on the screen and seeing what was, more often than not, a beautiful Southern California day and thinking to myself – that looks like heaven, heaven on earth…”The Rose Bowl Party of the Century will celebrate the life and moments of the venue’s global history, while generating support to protect, preserve and enhance its future as a National Historic Landmark. Ten honorees will be recognized as part of the celebration, including the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, UCLA, the City of Pasadena, RG Canning, Western Asset, Honda, Wescom Credit Union, Alan I. Rothenberg, Mickey and Lee Segal, and Tod and Cathy Spieker.“Having a respected friend of football and a valued friend of the Rose Bowl like Rich as a key part of this big event is so exciting for us,” said Stadium Chief Development Officer Dedan Brozino. “He’s got a story about this great place, as we all do, and we appreciate him helping us recognize the importance of protecting the future of this iconic stadium for this special celebration.”For more information on the Rose Bowl Party of the Century presented by Western Asset, please visit www.PartyOfTheCentury.org. Limited tickets are still remaining.About the Rose Bowl Legacy FoundationFormed in 2010, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to financially ensure the protection, preservation and enhancement of the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. The Foundation has established funding for key capital improvement initiatives, educational programming and heritage protection due to the generosity of supporters from around the world who are invested in its premier future.About the Rose Bowl StadiumThe Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches and the World’s Largest Flea Market.A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Ssoccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. 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Surviving and Thriving in a Low-Foreclosure REO Environment

first_img Auction.com EJ Kite REO 2018-06-11 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily June 11, 2018 2,272 Views E.J. Kite is VP, Client Performance Management at Auction.com. He has more than 20 years’ worth of information management experience with an emphasis on the ability to understand complex information challenges, providing solutions that ensure leadership has access to the right information to make informed decisions. Kite recently spoke with DS News about how the REO space has evolved in a low-foreclosure environment, and how the industry should prepare for any future turns of the economy.DS // What are some of the trends and challenges you’re having to deal with right now, or that you’re anticipating on the horizon?The volume of foreclosure assets has been steadily declining in recent years. The GSEs, for example, are disposing of their REO assets at a higher rate than they are acquiring them, so their inventory is constantly shrinking to low levels. Given that our economy is fluid and has periods of peaks and troughs, we want our clients to relish in these times of prosperity, but also prepare for times of recession. It’s hard to say when the economy could take a turn for better or worse, but we work to ensure our clients are ready for either and have a trusted partner to lead them in the right direction.  Even though there are fewer foreclosed assets on the market, Auction.com continues to grow in market share and is helping facilitate more sales for our clients earlier in the process. What’s unique about our marketplace is that we help our clients understand that there’s a big difference if you can dispose of an asset in foreclosure, as opposed to going through the process of eviction and having to deal with the principal and interest charges, HOA, and everything else as that occurs when a property goes into REO.DS // Are there any other ways you’ve had to adapt as the market has changed over the years?As an organization that has weathered both the best and most challenging economic times, we’re proud that we’re able to leverage our insight to educate our buyers and sellers on not only how to buy and sell property, but how to adapt with changing times. Newer and existing clients alike want to know how to maximize their strategies during the best of times. Likewise, in challenging times, we work to ensure our clients know their options and make the best of a difficult situation. DS // Are there any technological developments you are working with that you’re excited about?Our organization recently began conducting a massive enhancement and expansion of our technological infrastructure. These new solutions and expanded capabilities will enable me and my team to pull the necessary information we need for our clients much faster. Likewise, our clients, especially our servicer clients, will gain an even greater level of transparency into their asset and portfolio performance on a dynamic, daily basis. Additionally, we’re developing new ways to ensure an asset is priced properly by leveraging distressed auction historical performance and industry trends relative to the specific market. DS // What is something you wish more people understood about your job?We’ve become a disrupter in the distressed asset space. Our platform is home to assets that range from the ultra-affordable to homes well over $500,000 and multi-million dollar estates. As we better inform the buyer community of our offerings, they are coming to us ready to bid and, in turn, demonstrating to our clients, or sellers, why they should sell assets on our platform. This seamless interaction not only drives our day-to-day activity but is also a driving force in our technology enhancement initiative. Changing the way distressed assets are bought and sold is not only a game-changer for us, but also for the industry as a whole. Surviving and Thriving in a Low-Foreclosure REO Environment Share Save Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Tagged with: Auction.com EJ Kite REO Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Freddie Mac Announces Securitization of Reperforming Loans Next: Renters vs. Buyers—Who Creates More Wealth? Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Surviving and Thriving in a Low-Foreclosure REO Environment Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: David Whartonlast_img read more

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US Air Force investigating intruder at Joint Base Andrews, home to Air Force One

first_imgMark Wilson/Getty ImagesBy MATT SEYLER and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Air Force is investigating an incident of an intruder at Joint Base Andrews, a military facility in Maryland’s Prince George’s County that houses Air Force One, the aircraft that carries the president.“An unauthorized individual gained access to Joint Base Andrews. The incident is under investigation,” a Joint Base Andrews spokesperson told ABC News in a statement late Thursday. “The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) is lead on this investigation. Any requests for information related to the incident can be referred to OSI.”The OSI did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment and additional details.It’s unclear when the incident occurred or whether the individual was able to reach any aircraft on the flight line.Joint Base Andrews is located about 14 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to depart Joint Base Andrews on Friday evening en route to Wilmington, Delaware, according to a schedule released by the White House on Thursday night.“Technically, ‘Air Force One’ is used to designate any Air Force aircraft carrying the President, but it is now standard practice to use the term to refer to specific planes that are equipped to transport the Commander-in-Chief,” the White House states on its website. “Today, this name refers to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft, which carry the tail codes 28000 and 29000. The Air Force designation for the aircraft is VC-25A.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Employers still fail at key skills

first_img Comments are closed. Employers who train their own staff do a better job overall than othertraining providers, according to the final report from the Training StandardsCouncil. Forty-six per cent of grades awarded to employers were “good” or”outstanding” and only 11 per cent were less than satisfactory. Thefigures compare with averages of 34 per cent and 18 per cent for other types ofprovider. Training and assessment in key skills, however, comes in for criticismacross the board. Evidence suggests that their neglect is a major factor inpoor completion rates of Modern Apprenticeship programmes. “Modern Apprenticeships will not fulfil their potential until keyskills become an integral part of the vocational learning process,” saidKeith Marshall, director of inspection (planning) for the TSC’s successor theAdult Learning Inspectorate. “Key skills cannot be taught effectively away from the workplace andout of context. All of the naturally occurring opportunities for extending andassessing them are lost. Distinct key skills assessment and record-keepingafter an NVQ level 3 is complete becomes a chore for everyone,” he said. Marshall points out that it is the job of Ali inspectors to highlightevidence that failure to integrate key skills is not serving the needs oflearners or employers. He added, “Many providers have successfully builtkey skills into the Modern Apprenticeship framework and there is much to belearnt from examples of good practice.” Nissan has done a lot of work matching up key skills to what apprentices do.But it is not always easy, said trainer Ian Green. “One of the difficulties is the language used in key skills. You haveto interpret it for your own industry and ask yourself, ‘How do we actually dothat?’ You must treat key skills as substantive so they aren’t just seen assomething apprentices have to do to get a tick in the box.” Key skills also have to be up to date with changes in the workplace and stayrelevant to employers’ needs, yet those setting the standards are oftendivorced from industry, Green said. According to Stuart Smith, apprentice training manager at engineering firmTRW, key skills should be scrapped as a requirement for craft apprentices. Hesaid, “It makes not a jot of difference to trainees’ ability to carry outthe skills we’re teaching them. We have a lad who’s struggling with key skillsat level 2. He’ll make a superb fitter, but he won’t get a certificate underthis system. It’s fine if you can integrate key skills, but if you can’t, youhave to teach them separately, which isolates them. And if they’re inherent inthe job, then why assess them?” By Elaine Essery Previous Article Next Article Employers still fail at key skillsOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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The Antarctic ozone hole during 2008 and 2009

first_imgThe Antarctic ozone holes of 2008 and 2009 are reviewed from various perspectives, making use of a range of Australian data and analyses. In both years, ozone holes formed that were fairly typical of those observed since the late 1990s. The ozone hole of 2008 was somewhat larger than that of 2009. In 2009 the ozone hole developed more rapidly, but did not last as long as in 2008, particularlyin the lower stratosphere.last_img

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Lecturer – Computer Science – (ADJ000233)

first_imgThe Department of Computer Science at the University of Houstonoffers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate level coursesand is seeking part-time Lecturers beginning in the Fall semesterof 2018 to teach courses in the following areas: Arts andAnimation, Programming, Software Design and Engineering, ComputerNetworks and Computer Organization and Architecture. Interested andqualified candidates are invited to apply to be considered forthese temporary, part-time positions. Lecturer appointments aremade on a semester basis.The University of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of aselect group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support ofour commitment to increase diversity and the participation andadvancement of women in STEM.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged.Qualifications :Computer Science seeks outstanding candidates who hold a graduatedegree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closelyrelated field. Preference will be given to candidates who havesignificant industry experience related to Computer Science andhave innovative ideas for lecture and laboratory instruction. Aproven teaching record at the university level is highlydesirable.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more