Drone base picketed

first_imgNiagara Falls, N.Y. — Activists rallied at the gate of Niagara Falls Air Base on Mothers’ Day, May 12, to oppose plans to operate Predator and Reaper drones from the base. About 50 people from the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, including No Drones Niagara and the Western New York Peace Center, braved strong winds and snow to declare their resistance to the U.S. military policy that terrorizes, murders and maims civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. Speakers included many who had recently been arrested in Syracuse at the Hancock Air Base Reaper drone facility. They also read Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 “Mothers’ Day Proclamation,” a passionate demand for disarmament and peace, and a very long list of the children killed by U.S. drones in Pakistan and Yemen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

CE – Instructor for ESL

first_imgPhysical Demands and Working Conditions:Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, anegligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having tolift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including thehuman body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobsare sedentary if walking and standing are required onlyoccasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions inthis class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping,standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free fromunpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment.Little physical effort required.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check.***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Continuing Education InstructorCompensation Type: HourlyCompensation Range: $24.00 – 55.50For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics. CE – Instructor for ESLLocation:TexasUnited StatesWe are searching for an experienced CE – Instructor for ESLJob Purpose:Provide educational instruction to students in Continuing Educationnon-credit courses in assigned subject/topic in accordance withcourse syllabus, semester schedule and college mission which mayinclude day, evening, distance education, weekend courses, onlineinstruction, and other instructional modalities. Courses will be inthe areas of (add course area).For a list of current CE course offerings in each of these areas,visit: http://www.collin.edu/ce/courses.htmlEssential Duties and Responsibilities: Strong interpersonal skills and aptitude to work with people atall levels of the College and in the classroom. Conduct student assessments/testing, and educational/vocationalgoal setting for all assigned students.Complete daily class attendance rosters and accurately documentstudent absences.Develop and submit 100% of learning documentation and coursesyllabi to program director of courses assigned.Maintain familiarity with current course textbooks, classroommaterials, teaching aids, and teaching techniques revising coursecontent, teaching methodology, and technology to maintain currencyand relevance relative to courses within the discipline. Returninstructor/student books/materials supplied by the College at theend of each semester.Prepare and submit 100% of student related forms – studentevaluations, student attendance rosters, tracking and informationforms, informal assessments of student progress, and otherstudent-related documents for 100% of students assigned inaccordance with directed timeline requirements.Complete and submit 100% of staff related forms (teachingcontracts, professional development forms, materials/suppliestracking forms, and additional requests) in accordance withdirected timeline requirements.Immediately notify program director of any and all supportservices that students may need, documenting referrals made.Respect confidentiality in discussing students, staff, volunteers,and College matters.Maintain a thorough working knowledge of and adhere to CollegeMission, procedures and regulations. Keep program directorwell-informed of activities, results of efforts, problemsidentified/potential problems related to instruction andstudents.Perform other duties as assigned.Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordancewith college policies, procedures and Core Values. Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Master’s degreepreferred.Proven work experience in relevant industry as well as proventraining and/or teaching experience.NOTE TO APPLICANTS:Our part-time faculty positions areposted continuously based on anticipated need and studentenrollment. If the division has a need for additional part-timefaculty for a future assignment and you are selected to continue tothe next phase of the hiring process, you will be contacteddirectly by the department chair to schedule aninterview.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:last_img read more

Lacey Seeks Public Comment on 20-Year Growth Plan

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of Lacey By 2035, Thurston County’s population will surge by nearly 40 percent (about 100,000 people), bringing its total number of residents to almost 370,000. Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) projections indicate the county’s three largest cities and adjacent urban growth areas will absorb a majority of those new inhabitants — about 27,000 in Lacey, 21,000 in Olympia, and 17,000 in Tumwater. The City of Lacey is in its third year of a four-year-long planning effort to successfully accommodate its share of those new residents. Known as Envision Lacey, the project also considers nearly 12,500 additional housing units, and 13,700 new employment opportunities forecast in TRPC estimates. The Lacey Planning Commission will hold a 7:00 p.m. hearing at City Hall on Tuesday, June 21, to consider public comment on the planning update, including how well it articulates long-term community vision, analyzes key community issues, and identifies successful implementation strategies.Specifically, public testimony will be sought on the following items:Re-adoption of Lacey’s 2030 Transportation PlanDraft revisions to Lacey’s Comprehensive Plan elements, including the Land Use Element; Economic Development Element; Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation Element; Housing Element; and Utilities Element.Draft development code amendments that affect business park, office, and commercial zoning; draft height and density amendments that affect moderate- and high-density residential development; and repeal of transition areas for multi-family development.The draft materials are available at www.ci.lacey.wa.us/envisionlacey, and at the Lacey Community Development Department, 420 College Street SE. For more information, please contact Ryan Andrews, Planning Manager, [email protected] or (360) 491-5642, TDD (800) 833-6388.last_img read more

Churches House Volunteers, Help Heal Devastated Communities

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauThe United Metho­dist Church building in Highlands has a new lease on life.After the church was closed several years ago, the building’s fate was up in the air. It was leased out for a while but then the 65-year-old structure was flooded by Super Storm Sandy. [private]Now the brick church on Bay Avenue has been converted into a space to house volunteers from around the country who come to help rebuild homes damaged by the horrific October storm.It is not the only church in the area to be used to house volunteers helping those in the area recover from Sandy. The First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank also was renovated to host up to 20 people.In Highlands, the leaders of the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church realized after the storm that area residents were going to need both short-term and long-term help. Under the leadership of Bishop John Schol, they started an independent, nonprofit organization called A Future with Hope, with the goal of rebuilding 500 homes over five years. The focus would be to help those who are elderly, disabled and low income. The organization is now based out of the Highlands church.“Even in the midst of the most challenging times, there is a hopeful future for us, and by working together we can realize those hopes,” Schol said. “A Future with Hope will be around for the long haul, a long-term effort by the United Methodist Church in New Jersey to focus on relief, recovery and mission work.”A Future with Hope, a partner with United Metho­dist Committee on Relief, has received significant funding from the Robin Hood Foundation, the American Red Cross and members of the United Methodist Church.Since it began rebuilding homes in March, the organization has had the help of nearly 1,000 volunteers from 16 states. Most come for a week and stay in one of 10 hosting sites, the largest of which is the Highlands church that opened its doors July 15 and can host up to 100 people at a time.Recently, volunteers from Houston, Texas, stayed in the repurposed church, which now has a kitchen and showers. While men sleep on cots in the sanctuary, women’s cots are in the basement. They worked at a site in Keyport, while another group from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in North Canton, Ohio, helped rebuild a home in Highlands. Those volunteers, who were staying in a Lacey Township church, worked with a group from Bridgewater at the one-story home that had to be gutted after taking on more than 3 feet of water. Some were skilled in areas such as carpentry; others, including high school students, learned how to Sheetrock, spackle and paint.“Jesus told us to help people,” said the Rev. Erwin Urschitz of Ohio. “We’ve been to help those affected by Katrina five times. We go where the need is, one home at a time, one family at a time, if that’s all you can do. We’re really glad to be helping our brothers and sisters, wherever they might be. We have to do something. We can’t just pray for them.We have to put our boots physically on the ground.”Case managers for A Future with Hope take applications from those in need. Currently, there are 11 homes under construction.Morgan Lalevee, 18, of Bridgewater, volunteered her time at the home in Highlands, learning to spackle and sand walls. She was happy to donate her time, especially after meeting the homeowner.“This house has been in her family for 80 years and she didn’t want to give it up,” Lalevee said. “Her face lit up when she saw how much we got done.”Her clothes and face covered with specks of spackle, Lalevee said she was having fun working on the home.“I enjoy helping people,” she said. “I don’t look at it like I’m giving up my summer. I’m using my time in a better way.”The volunteers, who arrive on Sundays and bring their own bedding to the host church, have an orientation and safety lesson on Mon­days. They then receive their assignments based on need and skill level. A Future with Hope provides them with one meal during the week. Often members of the groups go out and spend money in the community where they are helping, offering another plus for the hard-hit town.“We’re very pleased that (the church building) was transformed to serve the community,” said Beverly Schol, regional manager for A Future with Hope.In Red Bank, the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill has also been renovated to accommodate volunteers.“Many of our congregation’s members were affected by Sandy and as a church we needed to respond,” said Sue Elam of Oceanport, chairwoman of the church’s storm recovery team.The volunteers receive their assignments from Gateway Church in Union Beach. During a recent week, 300 people from around the country went there to help. A group from Missouri stayed at Tower Hill while they worked on a home in Keansburg.“We’ve discovered some people have been living in their damaged homes because they have no place else to go,” Elam said. “For people to help them find a path forward has been emotionally uplifting to the homeowners – and it’s personally rewarding for the people who come in to help.”The Red Bank church will only be available to groups in the summer because the space is used as a nursery school during the school year. But Elam expects the church to host volunteers again next year.“So many people have been affected,” she said. “It’s going to be a long road getting people back in their homes.”Additional information about A Future with Hope is available by visiting www.gnjumc.org or calling 732-359-1012.[/private]View the photo gallery herelast_img read more


first_imgTIZNOW PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR HORSES BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Favored Motown Men steadied momentarily a furlong from home while shifting outside pacesetter Spirit Rules en route to an authoritative three quarter length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Tiznow Stakes, getting one mile in 1:35.77. Trained by Ted H. West and owned by Gulliver Racing, LLC, the 6-year-old gelding by Decarchy, who came off a close third place finish in the Grade III Precisionist Stakes May 2, got his first stakes win and his sixth career tally from 29 starts. (The Tiznow, run as Santa Anita’s ninth race, is part of the Golden State Series which is restricted to horses bred or sired in California).“Going into the far turn, I had the rail and my horse was really running,” said Baze, who got his third stakes win of the day in the Tiznow. “When I grabbed him (approaching the furlong pole), I didn’t really know if he would get goin’ again. For a split second, I kind of had to jump (Spirit Rules’) heels and then he reached back and got them one more time…He’s an honest horse. He wants to win. It’s been an awesome day.”Heavily favored at 4-5 in a field of 10 older horses, Motown Men paid $3.80, $3.00 and $2.60. Claimed three starts back on March 8 for $40,000, “Mo” has won two races for his new connections and his overall mark now stands at 29-6-6-5. With the winner’s share of $90,000, his earnings now stand at $384,459.“I don’t think he’s ever come from off the pace on the inside like that,” said West. “I remember when we claimed him, somebody said, ‘He’s a good horse, but I think he’s a need-the-lead type.’ Not only was he not on the lead, he was down on the rail taking some dirt. I didn’t know how he’d respond, but I didn’t have to wait too long to see…We’ll probably give him some time. This is three races in six weeks.”Ridden by Iggy Puglisi, Spirit Rules set fractions of 22.55, 45.59, 1:09.49 and 1:22.35 and was second best, finishing two lengths in front of Solid Wager for the place. Spirit Rules paid $10.80 and $8.80.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Solid Wager, who was off at 23-1, rallied from last for third money and paid $6.00 to show.last_img read more