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  • Six Nations Round Two Talking Points

    first_imgFrom Wales v England hype to positional play to the Women’s Six Nations frontrunners, we reflect on round two of the championship TRY TIME Jess Breach races down the wing for England’s first try of the @Womens6Nations Watch LIVE on @SkySports [Mix or Arena] #SendHerVictorious pic.twitter.com/WgpNDVedN7— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 1, 2019 If Sexton played deeper, defenders wouldn’t be able to reach him so easily but he also wouldn’t be such a threat.Don’t expect Sexton to change. And don’t expect teams to stop targeting him – and other tens.And a couple of funnies to finish…First, Romain Poite needs to work on his hand signals. A couple of times at BT Murrayfield he was trying to signal to stadium staff that a ball was required, but the way he was moving his hands looked more like he was bringing in the Television Match Official!Mixed signals: Are referee Romain Poite and Ireland’s Conor Murray asking for a ball or the TMO? (Getty Images)Secondly, when the teams came out onto the pitch at Twickenham, France centre Mathieu Bastareaud launched into a forward roll. Plenty to say: Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones look at the Guinness Six Nations launch (Getty Images) Eddie Jones hails “greatest Welsh side ever”The hype for Wales v England has begun. This fixture is always a big match and it has become even bigger given that they are the only two teams unbeaten after two rounds of the Six Nations.The match in Cardiff on 23 February is now being billed as a title decider – and Eddie Jones has already heaped praise on his opponents.After England secured their biggest win over France for more than a century, Jones described Gatland’s team as “the greatest Welsh side ever”.Most who watched Wales’ win over Italy would likely find fault with that statement, but it was their 11th consecutive Test victory, equalling the country’s best-ever run.Gatland was hoping the unimpressive nature of that win, with a much-changed side, would lower expectations ahead of the England match, saying: “A lot of people will write us off, which is a good position to be in. Hopefully we’ll go under the radar.”Jones clearly hasn’t bought into that, however, and decided to put the focus back on Wales by hailing them after his team’s win at Twickenham.“We’re playing against the greatest Welsh side ever,” he said. “We’re playing against a Warren Gatland side, he’s been top of the tree in European rugby for the last few years.“They’re a tough, physical team, they contest hard at the breakdown, you have to earn every point against them. I’m looking forward to getting down there.”Many will also be looking forward to the comments Jones and Gatland send in each other’s direction over the next two weeks. The build-up has begun.Playing players out of position causes problems France started the match at Twickenham with a wing at full-back – Yoann Huget – and two centres on the wing – Gael Fickou and Damian Penaud. So was it any wonder England targeted that back three with their kicking game?Jonny May scored three tries in the corner – two from kicks and one from a long Owen Farrell pass. For the first try he outpaced the French defenders, for the second he stepped around Penaud and for the third – after France had failed to deal with a high ball – he was again quicker than the French chasers to touch down a kick.Related: Watch – Jonny May scores 30-minute hat-trick against FranceThat’s not to say May wouldn’t have scored a hat-trick if France had played an out-and-out winger on the wing, but he may not have found it so easy. Penaud didn’t have the pace to match May and the back three as a whole looked unsteady in terms of their positional understanding.Wide man: Jonny May beats Damian Penaud to score his second try (Getty Images)It’s little wonder Thomas Ramos replaced Huget at half-time. He was making his debut but looked more composed at 15 than his experienced team-mate.France also looked more dangerous with Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack at half-back in the latter stages of the match – will Jacques Brunel give them a go from the off against Scotland?England in pole position in Women’s Six Nations The Red Roses clash against France in Doncaster in the Women’s Six Nations was supposed to be a tight contest, a title decider in fact, between the sides ranked two and three in the world. Instead, England ran out comfortable 41-26 winners.Two converted tries in the last five minutes gave the scoreline more respectability from France’s point of view – and meant the visitors also left with a try bonus point – but in truth England had wrapped up the win well before then.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It was 24-0 at half-time and they added another three tries after the break, England clinical in possession whereas France made too many mistakes.The fact England conceded nearly four times as many penalties as France – 19 to five – shows how the visitors had opportunities to score more points, but their own handling errors let them down.Related: Women’s Six Nations fixturesThe French were also hindered by their selection policy. With the Sydney leg of the Women’s World Sevens Series taking place last weekend, the nation’s sevens players were unavailable for the first two rounds of the Six Nations.This has long been an issue in the women’s game and there needs to be more thought given to the calendar so there are not overlapping tournaments and key players missing from either sevens or 15s.Frontrunners: England celebrate as Poppy Cleall scores against France (Getty Images)England’s victory, which featured braces for Jess Breach and Poppy Cleall, puts them in pole position to lift the Six Nations trophy, as they will be expected to win the remaining matches against Wales, Italy and Scotland.Tens will always be targetedJust after Johnny Sexton had released the ball to Jacob Stockdale, launching the Ireland winger through a gap to run in a try from 45 metres against Scotland, he was hit hard by Allan Dell.The Scotland prop was warned by Romain Poite to watch his timing, the hit being a little late, but there was no penalty.Big hit: Johnny Sexton is tackled by Allan Dell of Scotland as he passes to Jacob Stockdale (Getty Images)Sexton received treatment after that incident – Conor Murray took the conversion – and seven minutes later, having been hit hard again, this time by Ryan Wilson, he was taken off. He failed an HIA and didn’t return.From the stands, it appeared targeting Sexton was part of Scotland’s game plan and while there was some debate online about the number and power of the tackles coming his way, it shouldn’t be a surprise.Teams always target tens, trying to unsettle the opposition by unsettling the playmaker. It may look like Sexton is targeted more than others but this is most likely because he plays so flat to the line. One of his strengths is taking the ball into the face of the defence and then producing the key pass. Unfortunately we have been unable to source any video evidence of this so you will just have to trust us; it was certainly an unusual sight. It was also probably the most metres Bastareaud made all game – maybe because Courtney Lawes wasn’t in front of him to drive him backwards in the tackle!Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

  • RSF decries a clear desire to silence critics in Liberia

    first_imgLiberia is ranked 89th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018  World Press Freedom Index.  “Unknown men came and since they had no way of entering the building (…) they just went to our tower and cut the cable that runs from the antenna on the tower to the transmitter,” Joy FM general manager Emmanuel Dahn said . Dahn said the attack took place on Tuesday at around 2 a.m., while the station was broadcasting its regular late-night show. Joy FM could be off the air for some time because severing the cable had an impact of the transmitter and the main cable was cut in several places, he added. Organisation “We call on the Liberian government to ensure that journalists are safe and to conduct a swift and impartial investigation into these attacks in order to arrest and prosecute those responsible.” December 16, 2020 Find out more The two previous attacks were on Roots FM, another station hostile to the current government. LiberiaAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Impunity “This third attack on a privately-owned radio station in the space of a month proves that there is a clear desire to silence critical media outlets and restrict the freedom to inform,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. LiberiaAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Impunity News News RSF_en @RSF_Africa Help by sharing this information center_img News Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Liberia RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more March 5, 2019 – Updated on March 6, 2019 RSF decries a clear desire to silence critics in Liberia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an attack on Monrovia-based Joy FM, which was the third attack in the past few weeks on a privately-owned radio station critical of Liberian President George Weah. June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Minister to tackle tunnel

    first_imgPrint Transport Minister, Paschal Donohoe  has promised to look at ways of driving more traffic into the Limerick tunnel and thereby reducing the massive amounts of taxpayers money which is being paid in subventions. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement TAGSfeaturedLimerick TunneltollTransport Twitter NewsBreaking newsMinister to tackle tunnelBy Bernie English – August 28, 2014 832 Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Linkedin Previous articleSeminar focus on adolescent mental health and wellbeingNext articleSchool bus passes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Cabinet discuss potential €200m Limerick suburban rail line WhatsApp Asked what he plans to do about reducing the €19.5 million which has been paid to the tunnel company in subsidies so far, MInister Donohue – who was on his first official visit to Shannon airport – said he is bound by legal contracts to make up any shortfall in the traffic numbers using the facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I am awaiting a report on the period when HGV’s were allowed free use of the tunnel. I will look at what that has done for revenue and see if some similar scheme can be put in place,” he said.The Minister also welcomed the new 343 Shannon Link bus service, which is operated with funding from the NTA (National Transport Authority). The new route serves Shannon Airport from Limerick City from 5am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, while also providing 10 services on a Sunday. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook Emaillast_img read more

  • Talent entertainment

    first_img Twitter ellen noel logo Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest West Texas Talent Presents: 1937-1939 The Long Road to WarWest Texas Talent Entertainment has scheduled “1937-1939: The Long Road to War” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.The years leading to World War II will be presented through music and spoken word. WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Talent entertainment Facebook Previous articleOC choir presents ‘Sunrise Mass’Next articleCowboys coach Garrett speaks at fundraiser for Bynum School admin Local News By admin – March 7, 2018 last_img read more

  • The Two Factors Impeding Home Affordability

    first_img Related Articles April 23, 2018 1,746 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home prices increased 2.9 percent in February 2018 according to the latest data from First American’s Real Home Price Index (RHPI) that was released on Monday. The data revealed that homes became 5.1 percent more expensive compared to the same period last year, even as consumer house-buying power, how much one can buy based on changes in income and interest rates, declined 2.6 percent in February. The RHPI measures the price changes of single-family properties throughout the U.S. adjusted for the impact of income and interest rate changes on consumer house-buying power over time and across the U.S. at the national, state, and metropolitan area level. Because the RHPI adjusts for house-buying power, it is also a measure of housing affordability.The report revealed that two powerful factors affected affordability in February—the shortage of housing supply and rising mortgage rates—even as homeowners gained equity and the economy remained strong.“Two dynamics are restricting housing supply this spring, namely an increasing number of homeowners are rate-locked, and the prisoner’s dilemma facing homeowners. The supply squeeze is already impacting the market,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. “Existing-home sales, which account for roughly 90 percent of U.S. home sales, declined 1.3 percent in February compared with a year ago. The market is underperforming its potential by an estimated 300,000 seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales.” The report indicated that while the conditions that were driving the supply squeeze and the rise in home prices were likely to continue throughout the year, the bright spots remained the increasing demand for homeownership among millennials as well as builder confidence that was demonstrated by the number of homes under construction reaching their highest point in over a decade in February.Regionally, Nevada showed the greatest year-over-year increase in RHPI, followed by New York, Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Missouri. Washington, D.C. led the States showing the greatest year-over-year decrease in RHPI, followed by Maryland, New Jersey, Vermont, and Arkansas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability First American Home Home Prices Homeowners HOUSING Millennials real home price index rhpi Supply Affordability First American Home Home Prices Homeowners HOUSING Millennials real home price index rhpi Supply 2018-04-23 Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / The Two Factors Impeding Home Affordabilitycenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Two Factors Impeding Home Affordability Previous: Freddie Mac Forecasts Housing Conditions Through 2019 Next: Counsel’s Corner: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

  • Delhi HC Asks MCI To Decide On A Plea Seeking Exemption From NEET Qualification To Pursue Foreign UG Course [Read Order]

    first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Asks MCI To Decide On A Plea Seeking Exemption From NEET Qualification To Pursue Foreign UG Course [Read Order] Mehal Jain3 Aug 2020 7:30 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court last week directed the Medical Council of India to take a decision, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on a plea seeking eligibility certificate without the prerequisite NEET qualification to a medical aspirant wishing to pursue studies abroad, as the course is scheduled to commence soon in Uzbekistan. The grievance of the petitioner…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court last week directed the Medical Council of India to take a decision, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on a plea seeking eligibility certificate without the prerequisite NEET qualification to a medical aspirant wishing to pursue studies abroad, as the course is scheduled to commence soon in Uzbekistan. The grievance of the petitioner before Justice V. Kameswar Rao was that she intends to pursue undergraduate medical course from Bukhara State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan, the last date of admission for which is August 20, 2020. According to the petitioner, the eligibility of possessing NEET qualification is a prerequisite for an Indian Citizen who undertakes a medical course in a foreign country. She urged that as the NEET examination in the country is scheduled for September 13, 2020, it may not be possible for her to meet the said eligibility. “It is noted and also conceded by Mr. Ashish Upadhayay that the petitioner has not approached the authorities with her grievance as raised in the writ petition”, recorded the Single Judge. The petition, by way of relief, prayed for “Mandamus thereby directing the respondents to grant one time exemption to the petitioner as an exception from the requirement of having to clear NEET for admission to Overseas Medical Course in Foreign University for the Current Academic Session i.e. 2020-2021”. “Appropriate shall be, for this Court to dispose of the writ petition directing the Medical Council of India / respondent No.1 in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to consider the writ petition as a representation and dispose of the same within a period of three weeks from today and communicate the decision to the petitioner”, ordered the Single Bench, recording the submission of the counsel for the respondents that the direction shall be complied with expeditiously. According to a March 2019 gazette notification by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)–the common level entrance exam conducted for admission to medical courses–has been made mandatory for pursuing MBBS courses abroad.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

  • Give Separate Room To Covid Positive Students To Write Semester Exams; Ensure All Health Protocol: Kerala High Court Directs University of Health Sciences

    first_imgNews UpdatesGive Separate Room To Covid Positive Students To Write Semester Exams; Ensure All Health Protocol: Kerala High Court Directs University of Health Sciences LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Nov 2020 4:09 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) to ensure that all its students, who have tested Covid positive, are enabled to write their semester exams as per the standard health guidelines issued by various authorities. A Single Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran has directed the University to ensure that the Petitioner, or any other…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) to ensure that all its students, who have tested Covid positive, are enabled to write their semester exams as per the standard health guidelines issued by various authorities. A Single Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran has directed the University to ensure that the Petitioner, or any other student who is suffering from Covid-19 infection, are given separate rooms to write their semester examination. “I order this writ petition directing the respondents to ensure that the petitioner is able to write the examinations in a separate room. It is made clear that not only the petitioner but in the case of all COVID-19 patients, the College shall ensure that the health guidelines and protocols as ordered by the District Administration and Health Authorities are followed implicitly and that the question papers are distributed and the answer sheets collected back in terms of the norms issued by the first respondent University,” the order states. The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by a 23-years old final year student of BDS programme at the University’s MES Dental College at Palachola, Fathimasha, who had tested Covid-positive. She had sought permission to appear in the final year examination commencing from November 23, 2020 and scheduled to conclude on November 30, 2020, in a separate exam hall. Based on the submissions made by the Respondent-University that it is willing to make sure that the petitioner is able to write the examinations in a separate room, the Court passed a general direction to ensure that all similarly situated students are given this benefit. Case Title: Fathimasha v. Kerala University of Health Sciences & Ors.Advocate For Petitioner :MR Sarin Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

  • Justice Sanjay Yadav To Take Charge As Acting Chief Justice Of Allahabad High Court From April 14

    first_imgNews UpdatesJustice Sanjay Yadav To Take Charge As Acting Chief Justice Of Allahabad High Court From April 14 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 April 2021 7:36 AMShare This – xThe Central Government has appointed Justice Sanjay Yadav, senior-most judge of the Allahabad High Court, as the Acting Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from April 14, 2021. The decision comes as the term of the incumbent Chief Justice, Justice Govind Mathur, is set to expire on April 13, 2021, upon his retirement. A notification issued by the Law Ministry…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government has appointed Justice Sanjay Yadav, senior-most judge of the Allahabad High Court, as the Acting Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from April 14, 2021. The decision comes as the term of the incumbent Chief Justice, Justice Govind Mathur, is set to expire on April 13, 2021, upon his retirement. A notification issued by the Law Ministry states, “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Sanjay Yadav, senior-most Judge of Allahabad High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 14th April, 2021 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Govind Mathur, Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court.” Justice Yadav enrolled as an Advocate on August 25, 1986 and practised in the Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur. He served as the Deputy Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh. He was elevated as a Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on March 2, 2007 and was made a Permanent Judge on January 15, 2010. He was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court with effect from October 06, 2019 till November 02, 2019 and from September 30, 2020 till January 02, 2021. He was transferred to the Allahabad High Court on January 08, 2021. Justice Mathur began his legal career as a law practitioner before the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur. He worked as the Standing Counsel for University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Indian Oil Corporation, Water & Power Consultancy Services, New Delhi. He also worked as the Standing Counsel for National Teacher’s Education Council, Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Bhilwara Central Co-operative Bank, Central Bank of India, Thar Anchalik Gramin Bank and Punjab National Bank. Hr was transferred to Allahabad High Court and took oath as a Judge on November 21, 2017. He was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court from October 24, 2018. He took oath as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on November 14, 2018. Click Here To Download NotificationRead NotificationSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

  • Disabled teen honored at World Series says he found inspiration in Jackie Robinson story

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCourtesy Tracey Quist(BOSTON) — A high school sophomore from Wyoming recently had a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience, all thanks to an essay he’d written about baseball legend Jackie Robinson.Jesse Quist was recognized on Oct. 24 at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, as one of two winners in Major League Baseball’s 2018 “Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life” essay contest.Quist, 15, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a Korean adoptee with two parents and seven siblings. He was born missing most of both of his arms. He has no hands but uses what he calls “nubbins” — two fingers on his left arm and one finger on his right.As part of his winnings, Quist was invited to attend Games 1 and 2 of the World Series between the Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.“It was crazy,” Quist told ABC News about being at the game. “It was definitely one of the loudest baseball games that I’ve ever been to. … The crowd was wild.”The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in the end, taking the series, 4-1, and winning the 2018 World Series. Quist, a Colorado Rockies fan, said he was just happy to be in the stands enjoying the moment.The contest — a joint effort by Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson, the MLB, and children’s publisher Scholastic — asks students in grades 4 to 9 to discuss how they’d used values exemplified by Jackie Robinson to overcome “barriers or obstacles” in their lives.Quist’s essay was chosen among 13,000 essays submitted from around the U.S., Puerto Ric and Canada, according to the MLB.“It was just a shock to me. I didn’t think I was going to win,” he told ABC News. “I just wanted to get my story out there.”He told ABC News that when his mother found the essay contest, the topic really spoke to him, particularly because he’d seen the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson, an MLB Hall of Famer who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he became the first black athlete to play for the league.In his essay, Quist said in part, “I have pretty much learned how to do things differently and in my own unique way. … To learn how to write, eat and basically do everything needed for everyday life, I used determination, commitment, persistence and excellence.”He said that he had incredible respect for the baseball player.“It can be very frustrating knowing that everywhere you go, there will always be someone whispering about you. … There’s no doubt in my mind that Jackie Robinson experienced the same thing: the pointing and staring and whispering,” Quist wrote.“(Jackie Robinson) just went out and played baseball and, you know, showed the world that he deserved to be in the MLB,” Quist told ABC News. “I wanted to be like him. … I’ve got a book about Jackie Robinson sitting underneath my alarm clock in my room.”Quist, who attended high school last year but is now home-schooled, said an everyday challenge was people’s reactions to him.“Everywhere I go, I’m going to get, you know, stared at, pointed at. That’s always an everyday challenge, everywhere I go,” he said.Quist, who has run cross-country and track as well as played soccer and basketball, said he’d like to go to college and attend law school, or be an English teacher or professor.“I try not to let anything stop me,” he said. “Jackie Robinson definitely showed that you can do anything that you want to do as long as you’re driven to do it.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 2, 2018 /Sports News – National Disabled teen honored at World Series says he found inspiration in Jackie Robinson story Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

  • Plant Utilities Engineer 1 – New Application Process

    first_imgPosition SummaryThe University at Buffalo is establishing a list of eligiblecandidates for the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 title. As a PlantUtilities Engineer 1, you would operate, maintain, troubleshoot,repair, test, and calibrate mechanical and electrical equipmentproviding heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, andelectrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner. You wouldmake recommendations on major overhauls and replacement ofequipment and identify, recommend and develop energy conservationprojects. You may supervise subordinate staff in the operation andmaintenance of heating facilities and mechanical equipment. You mayalso supervise contractors in an emergency or project situation andyou may be required to assume responsibility for operations of theoverall physical plant. Positions involve shift work within a24-hour work schedule which includes night and holidayshifts.The Plant Utilities Engineer 1 exam is now a decentralized,continuous exam. This application process replaces the traditionalexam process.How to Apply:Go to the Civil Service website to read the entire vacancy announcementand complete the application and supplemental questionnaire. Besure to attach all documentation required to show proof ofeducation and experience. This will be the only basis for ratingyour training, education, and experience.Send completed information by mail to:Human Resources120 Crofts HallBuffalo, NY 14260-7022Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewedand graded by the Human Resources department at the University atBuffalo.Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website tolearn about our benefit packages .University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunityemployer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to applyincluding veterans and individuals with disabilities.Minimum QualificationsEither 1. Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, airconditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program from theU.S. Air Force;Or 2. Must have been an enlisted machinery technician (MK)with the U.S. Coast Guard OR possession of a certificate as aMarine Engineer issued by the U.S. Coast Guard;Or 3. Must have been an enlisted power generation equipmentrepairer with the U.S. Army;Or 4. Must have been an enlisted gas turbine systemstechnician, submarine nuclear propulsion plant operator reactorcontrol, utilities man, machinist mate, or engineman with the U.S.Navy;Or 5. Must have a Merchant Mariner’s Document ( MMD ) andhave been a qualified member of the engine department ( QMED ) asan oiler, fireman/water tender, refrigerating engineer or enginemanwith the U.S. Merchant Marine;Or 6. Completion of a New York State Department of Laborregistered apprenticeship program for stationary engineers, plantmaintenance (plumber/steamfitter), HVAC Mechanic or plantmaintenance (refrigeration/AC) (See Note #1);Or 7. Possession of a High-Pressure Boiler OperatingEngineer License or Stationary Engineer License;Or 8. A bachelor’s degree in Facilities Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or MarineEngineering;Or 13. Four years of full-time hands on experience in themaintenance and operation of commercial, industrial, institutionalfacility, computer applications of digital energy platforms andbuilding analytics and/or performing diagnosis, repair of HVACsystems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;Or 14. Four years of full-time hands on experience in aresidential setting performing diagnosis, operation, maintenancerepair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;Or 15. An associate’s degree in HVAC AND two years ofqualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification #13 or#14 above;Or 16. Completion of an HVAC certificate or diploma from aBOCES program (900 hours) OR completion of an approved certificatein HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, boiler operations andmaintenance, or plumbing from an accredited technical school ortechnology college (See Note #2) AND two years of qualifyingexperience as described in EITHER qualification #13 or #14above.Preferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more