TAGSNick Chiaravallotinj assemblynj legislaturephil murphyproperty tax rewards program SHARE CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne BayonneCommunityHobokenJersey CityKearnyNewsPolitics & PolicySecaucusUnion CityWeehawkenWest HudsonWest New York Bayonne Bayonne Chiaravalloti bill to establish property tax reward programs headed to Murphy’s desk RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Heinis – March 29, 2021 4:48 pm 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articlePolice: 4 women busted for prostitution as part of Secaucus sting to combat vice crimesNext articleBayonne Fire Department extinguishes one-alarm blaze at ice cream shop in just 13 minutes John Heinis Facebook Twitter A bill introduced by Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31) that would establish local property tax reward programs statewide is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) desk. By John Heinis/Hudson County View“Municipalities across New Jersey have found a way to do the impossible; encourage residents to support local businesses, while at the same time lowering their property taxes,” Chiaravalloti began in a statement.“Businesses do more business. Shoppers know every dollar they spend at participating local stores and restaurants will lower their property tax bill. It’s common-sense solutions like this that will boost New Jersey’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession and ease its burden on small businesses and hardworking families.”Bill A-4806, also sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer (D-12), received finallegislative approval on Thursday, passing the state Assembly 72-0 and Senate 37-0.The measure would authorize property tax reward programs structured as local merchant loyalty initiatives.The programs would provide cash rewards to municipal residents and employees, people who work in the municipality, and residents of other municipalities who choose toparticipate in the program when they buy goods or services from businesses in the town that agree to provide cash rewards.The program would be run by a private entity designated by the municipality.Shoppers would use a rewards card to make purchases at participating businesses and rewards would be calculated as a percentage of the total sale.The business would pay for the rewards earned by customers, plus a separate administrative fee for the program’s operator.On June 1st each year, the operator of the program would provide the municipal tax collector with a list of property owners who participate, as well as their rewards earned between May 1st and April 30th.The total dollar value would be subtracted from the resident’s property tax bill.Additionally, participants who do not live in the municipality would receive a rebate check.The bill would also validate existing property tax reward programs.This measure is part of a legislative package based upon recommendations from the coronavirus recovery Economic Advisory Council established by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19).The council’s charge was to provide input and ideas to the State Legislature to guide New Jersey’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.Murphy now has the option to either veto the bill or sign it into law. Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops
Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg lived up to all the promise she has shown over the last few seasons to clinch the 2013 Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage title in style with the fabulous stallion, Damon Hill. She was a lady on a mission from the outset, driven on by the huge hunger she felt after having to settle for runner-up spot at last year’s Final before missing out on individual bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games by an agonising 0.03 percentage points.The 30-year-old rider pushed all that into the past, producing a breath-taking performance that catapulted her into the lead when fourth-last to go of the 17 through to the closing stages. And despite their best efforts, defending champion Adelinde Cornelissen and her Dutch colleague Edward Gal could not do better, having to settle for second and third places respectively.Langehanenberg is the eighth German rider to take the coveted trophy in the history of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage series, and the first since Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht FRH in 2007. “It’s just a dream come true, it’s a great feeling!” she said afterwards, hardly daring to believe what she has achieved. But her success was hard-earned, as this Final was fiercely fought by some of the most polished, talented and experienced riders the sport of Dressage has ever produced.Out in FrontIt was Italy’s Valentina Truppa and Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno who were out in front at the half-way stage. The 27-year-old from Milan, who competes in the uniform of the Caribinieri and is daughter of Dressage judge Enzo Truppa, threw down one of her daring trademark performances that included one-handed piaffe for a score of 79.696. This relegated the previous competitor, Denmark’s Sidsel Johansen, to temporary runner-up spot with Schianto, who thoroughly pleased the crowd with one of his best tests of the season for a mark of 75.393.Sweden’s Minna Telde and Santana didn’t threaten with their mark of 74.107 when next into the ring as the action resumed. And although 23-year-old Dane, Anna Kasprzak, showed lovely, balanced passage throughout a thoroughly steady test with the 14-year-old Donnperignon, her good mark of 77.857 still left Truppa out in front. Sweden’s Patrick Kittel and Watermill Scandic HDC met a wall of sound from the spectators when entering the arena, but despite great piaffe and passage their score of 78.393 wouldn’t upset the leader or the top end of the scoreboard either. It took German veteran, Isabell Werth and her “work in progress” Don Johnson FRH to do that when raising the game with a score of 80.429 with just four more left to go.New StandardBut Langehanenberg set a whole new standard when next in, her stallion punching out great piaffe and passage and devouring the ground with his long, loping walk as they executed their floor-plan with absolute accuracy. Any fear that the one-tempi canter changes would haunt them after their error in this movement during Thursday’s Grand Prix were dismissed by the consummate coolness of it all. Clearly this was a test that would take some beating as the scoreboard showed 88.286.Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven could have been intimidated to find herself and Don Auriello sandwiched in between Langehanenberg and 2010 Reem Acra champion Edward Gal from The Netherlands, but instead the Swede simply rose to the occasion. Her elegant 13-year-old bay gelding showed wonderful extended trot en route to a mark of 82.661 to show that his place amongst the stars was well-deserved. Gal then followed with the “dark horse” of this Reem Acra Final, the black gelding Glock’s Undercover who some thought might just spring a surprise in the closing stages. But while the 12-year-old horse demonstrated exquisite piaffe and passage their total of 84.446 was well short of Langehanenberg’s target.Only defending champions Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival now stood between the German and the biggest result of her career, and the Dutch rider’s big gelding was his usual flamboyant self as he strutted his way through passage, piaffe and his trademark pirouettes. The crowd held their breath as the judges took their time in posting their marks. But when 86.214 came up on the scoreboard it was clear that the hat-trick Cornelissen had been hoping for would not materialise and it was Langehanenberg holding the Reem Acra trophy aloft at the end of the day.TrainedThe German rider has trained with double Olympic gold medallist Klaus Balkenhol for the last 10 years and her back-up team also includes her parents, particularly her mother who travels to all her shows, and her husband Sebastian who steps into the coaching role in Balkenhol’s absence. She said this evening that one of the things that amazes her about her horse is his continual improvement and his self-assurance.“He gave me so much confidence during the test today, it felt like the best test we have ever done, I was scared to do too much but he told me, “take it easy Helen, we can do this together!”She reflected on what has happened over the last eight months or so. “After London (Olympic Games 2012) I wondered what we could do, because I thought it was already perfect, but this is my horse, I think its perfect and then he just does it even better again, he is amazing! He really is something special, he can read and write!” she said.PleasedCornelissen was pleased that she didn’t encounter the problems she faced during Thursday’s Grand Prix. “It was a lot better this time, no spooks, I just gave it my best shot and I’m very happy with the day. I love my new music but we are not on automatic with it yet, we are still getting used to it. In another couple of shows it will be perfect!” she said.Gal said “I had a great ride and I’m quite happy with him (Glock’s Undercover). He needs to get more used to the atmosphere in an arena like this, where the crowd goes right above his head. He has a lot more to learn, things that I can’t train at home, so we need to do more shows and he will get more confidence and that will help us to be even better.”Fourth-place Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven was rightly pleased with her result. “It was an amazing feeling with the atmosphere and the audience, and I’m kind of proud of sitting up here with you guys,” she said looking over at the top three riders. “I think we did pretty well. Don Auriello is changing all the time, he is getting stronger and more mature, he is continually improving,” she added.Super RidingGround Jury member, Sweden’s Gustav Svalling, pointed out that five horses got a score of over 80 percent today. “It was super riding, they are incredible athletes and I was so pleased to be judging. It was very tight, Helen was fantastic, her horse has such a good walk and Parzival was so close. I gave Edward a 10 for piaffe and transitions, they were so soft, but the walk for his horse is not the strongest while Helen’s horse has a super walk,” he pointed out. “Before Totilas we (the judges) didn’t give 10s, but now we do,” to which Gal quickly retorted “so you all have to be thankful to me for that!”The mood was celebratory as the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final drew to a close. There was the sense of the time having come for Langehanenberg to shine and for the new champion it is now time to step back and enjoy her success.During the week she was one of the many to stand and admire the fabulous dresses designed by sponsor Reem Acra that were on display. She was wondering how she might look in one of them. Perhaps, after today’s success, she might just find out…..Results1, Damon Hill NRW (Helen Langehanenberg) GER 88.286; 2, Jerich Parzival (Adelinde Cornelissen) NED 86.214; 3, Glock’s Undercover (Edward Gal) NED 84.446; 4, Don Auriello (Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven) SWE 82.661; 5, Don Johnson FRH (Isabell Werth) GER 80.429; 6, Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno (Valentina Truppa) ITA 79.696; 7, Watermill Scandic (Patrik Kittel) SWE 78.393; 8, Donnperignon (Anna Kasprzak) DEN 77.857; 9, Schianto (Sidsel Johansen) DEN 75.393; 10, Santana (Minna Telde) SWE 74.107.Full results here Tags: Adelinde Cornelissen, Edward Gal, Helen Langehanenberg, Damon Hill, Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final, Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage, Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.
Job DescriptionThe Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering at VirginiaTech invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position.The successful applicant is expected to play an active role in theresearch conducted in Dr. Aaron Noble’s group, which focuses oncritical material recovery, process and circuit modeling, andtechno economic analyses.The postdoctoral associate will assist and lead several ongoing andforthcoming projects including, but not limited to: recovery ofrare earth elements and critical minerals from acid mine drainage,process economic evaluation and optimization, and sample dataanalysis and database development. The breadth of researchactivities for the postdoctoral associate will be broad; however,particular emphasis will be placed on techno-economic analysis andlife cycle analysis of the process technologies being developed bythe research group.The postdoctoral associate will co-supervise and mentor graduateand undergraduate researchers working in the group, while alsoworking closely with external collaborators representing a broadspectrum of disciplinary expertise. The successful candidate willalso have the opportunity to develop products that emerge fromthese efforts including peer reviewed manuscripts, conferencepresentations, and new proposals for sponsored research. As such,occasional travel will likely be required.Required Qualifications• PhD in a related discipline. PhD awarded no more than four yearsprior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of oneyear eligibility remaining.• Demonstrated ability to analyze data and publish peer-reviewedpublications in the field of process engineering.• Strong oral and written communication skills• Ability to independently assume tasks identified throughcollective efforts and complete this through a strong work ethicand self-motivation• Strong interest in building and working in collaborative teams toachieve broad goals.• Ability to obtain and maintain work approval from the researchsponsor.Preferred Qualifications• Prior experience in process techno-economic analysis and lifecycle analysis.• Prior experience in advance optimization methods utilizingMATLAB, Python, Baron, or other packages.• Demonstrated experience using METSIM or other metallurgicaland/or chemical process modeling software.• Credentials and experience that show a trajectory toward futureemployment as a tenure-track faculty at a research intensiveinstitution;• PE or EIT Designation.• Demonstrated experience using SimaPro or other life cycleanalysis softwareAppointment TypeRestrictedReview DateMay 4, 2021Additional InformationThe candidate will need to obtain and maintain work approval fromthe research sponsor.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Annie Lawrence at [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10 businessdays prior to the event.Advertised: April 19, 2021Applications close:
Machine & Metals Technology Instructor – Full-time,Tenure-trackSalary: $67,800.00 – $107,795.00 AnnuallyClosing Date:Job Type:Location: CA, CADescriptionAnticipated Start Date: August 2021(fall semester)OPEN UNTIL FILLEDScreening of materials and interviews may be conducted at anypoint in time as the hiring department desires. Position remainsopen until filled.COVID Announcement:Due to COVID-19, most of College of Marin’s operations andinstruction are taking place remotely until further notice, withthe exception of positions deemed essential. At this time,applicants should be prepared that, if selected to interview for aposition at the College, interviews will be held remotely.**********************************************Study in the field of machine and metals technology is designed aspreparation for entrance into metalworking occupations and aspractical experience for students in a variety of disciplines, fromengineering and other sciences, to art and architecture.Additionally, machine and metals technology courses support and aresupported by the College’s developing Concept Realization Lab(maker space). Graduates may enter the fields dealing withindustrial production, prototype construction, special die work, orresearch and development.College of Marin is looking for Full-time Facultywho:advocate for students and have a student-centered approach toeducation;have the ability to inspire intellectual curiosity and academicexcellence in their students;have a commitment to equity and social justice;have experience/commitment to educating basic skills, ESL,generation 1.5 students, underrepresented minorities, students withdisabilities, and veterans;are willing to learn/use best practices and innovativepedagogies such as learning communities, and contextualized orcollaborative learning;are committed to maximizing effective uses of technology intheir teaching both in class or through distance education;are willing to work collaboratively;have experience with student learning outcomes assessment.DIVERSITY STATEMENTCollege of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; itstrives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open,enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivityto and respect for a diverse population.COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000residents. Based on fall 2019 credit enrollment data, the diversityof students at the college includes greater representation than thecounty with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% ofenrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (3%), andMulti-racial (7%) students.College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does notdiscriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race,ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex,national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mentaldisability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, maritalstatus, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition,status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the EducationAmendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 asamended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Actof 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inaccordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an EqualOpportunity Employer.FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERSApplicants Who Hold Degrees Obtained Outside theU.S.: Please see the Foreign Degree Holdersection below to ensure that you are attaching a foreign credentialevaluation if necessary.ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAlthough, during the COVID-19 pandemic, College of Marin isproviding instruction almost exclusively remotely, oncenormal operations resume all faculty members must be available toprovide instruction in the classroom and in person. Please notethat the College does not offer online-only teachingassignments.Essential Functions Provide effective classroom and laboratory instruction usingmethods and materials appropriate to the subject matter;Prepare and evaluate all class assignments andexaminations;Advise, assist and evaluate student performance and learningoutcomes;Participate in program activities including curriculumdevelopment, evaluation and decision-making, program planning, newteaching and learning methods, developing and fostering connectionswith industry, and resource development;Contribute to development of program policies andprocedures;Participate in college professional or participatory governancecommittees and in departmental activities such as maintainingcourse outlines, program review, student learning outcomesassessment, other curricular development, etc.Maintain and post office hours;Maintain and submit accurate student records in a timely manneras required;Maintain currency and knowledge in assigned area ofresponsibility;Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct andethics. Requirements & DesirablesREQUIREMENTSAny Bachelor’s degree AND two years of professional experiencein the field; orAny Associate’s degree AND six years of professional experiencein the field; orThe equivalent; andDemonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverseacademic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students and the campuscommunity.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSAn Associate’s degree in Machine Tool Technology;Experience working as a machinist, including experience inprogramming and operating computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinetool equipment. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes& Skills)Classroom experience in the discipline.Expertise in Machine & Metals technology, preferably withjourney-level metal-working skills.Proficiency in programming and operation of Computer NumberControl (CNC) and manual machining.Proficiency in programming and machining experience in bothmetric and SAE measurement standards.Knowledge and experience in vertical and horizontal millingmachines, lathes, grinders, and drill presses (conventional andCNC, Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM)).Excellent computer skills, including experience with computeraided design (CAD) software.Competencies in curriculum and course development, teaching andlearning theory, information resources, and assessing studentlearning outcomes; and, assisting student to develop criticalthinking skills.Familiarity with and willingness and ability to use multipleteaching methods, including computer based learning.Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods to engagestudents and encourage them to be motivated self-learners.Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy andtechnology.Knowledge of and skill in use of computer technologies foreducational purposes, including computer-based learning.Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals,and enthusiasm for the mission of the College of Marin.Understanding equity as the recognition of historical andsystemic disparities in opportunity and outcomes and providing theresources necessary to address those disparities.Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts andissues in a community college setting.Experience in developing equity focused practices andeducational programming/curriculum with and for diverse studentpopulations.Evidence of commitment to professional growth and service whichmay include, but is not limited to, membership in professionalorganizations, presenting workshops, attending conferences ortraining, development of curriculum and instructional materials,membership in school/college committees or production ofclassroom-based research.Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively andprofessionally with the campus community and community and industrypartners.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTPrior to employment, the selected candidate will be required tocomplete the following:In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proofof eligibility to work in the United States.Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires personsemployed by a community college in an academic or classifiedposition to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH andCTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determinethat he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire andevery four years thereafter.Certificated candidates who have not previously been employedin an academic position in California will be required to provide amedical certificate from a licensed physician showing that thecandidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting thecandidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical examshall have been conducted not more than six months beforesubmission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of thecandidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408.6)DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District(MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers throughstate and local law (CaliforniaGovernment Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCDrequires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.Employees are required to complete all Disaster ServiceWorker-related training as assigned, and to return to work asordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, pleasesee the MCCDEmergency Operations Plan.Candidates applying for positions with the Marin CommunityCollege District may be disqualified from consideration shouldtheir conviction history not meet the standards established underthe California Education Code.REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTSThe following documents must be attached to your application inorder to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated inparentheses when making your attachments.Cover Letter (cover letter)Resume (resume)Complete copy of transcript conferring Bachelor’s and/orAssociate’s degree (transcript). If you hold both degrees,please attach both transcripts, and if you hold additional degrees,please attach the transcripts for those as well.Industry Certifications (optional; other)STATEMENT – Please provide a response to thefollowing prompt (one page maximum; other):College of Marin’s commitment to educational excellence isrooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering successfor all members of our diverse community. How does yourapproach to facilitating classroom discussion and/or structuringactive learning activities take into account considerations ofdiversity, equity and inclusion?FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS:Where applicable, foreign degree credentials must beevaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degreeand major. Please review the following points carefullyto determine whether you must submit a Foreign CredentialEvaluation (FCE) with your application. Evaluations shouldprovide the name of the institution attended, a description of yourcredentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for eachcredential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit theState of California Commission on TeacherCredentialing.If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with adegree that was granted in the U.S., but your previousdegree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not needto attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previousdegree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated)transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification ofacceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.If your degree that satisfies the minimum educationalrequirement was obtained from a foreign institution, youmust submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degreesleading up to it.If you are asserting equivalence (see MinimumQualifications for Faculty/Administrators on the HumanResources web site) because your degree does not specifically matchthe minimum educational requirements as listed and any ofyour degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCEfor your foreign degree(s). Supplemental & Salary InformationBARGAINING UNIT & RETIREMENT PLANUPM – Full-time Faculty:Employees in this position classification are represented by theUnited Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT 1610). Faculty members arerequired to comply fully with the United Professors of MarinCollective Bargaining Agreement, including payment of union dues orcharitable contributions. General information regarding rights andresponsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the CollectiveBargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. Full-time UPMemployees are also members of the California State Teachers’Retirement System (CalSTRS).SALARY INFORMATIONFLSA Status: ExemptPlease refer to our HumanResources web site for salary schedules. Step 14 is the highestentering step for permanent teachers new to the District. Salaryplacement is non-negotiable and is dependent upon verifiedbackground and experience.SELECTION PROCESSApplications must include the documents listed in the RequiredDocuments section to be rendered complete; incomplete applicationswill not be accepted. Screening will begin after the applicationdeadline, and applicants will be notified of their status, eitherway, thereafter. Applicants selected to interview will be contactedto schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee,and those who are forwarded by the committee following the firstinterview may be invited for a second interview. To apply: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/collegeofmarin/jobs/2971657/machine-metals-technology-instructor-full-time-tenure-track?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs jeid-013961d73c6c12459f1185df7130e52d
Phil Bateman has left his long-serving CPT position as Manager for the West Midlands to spend more time in his day-to-day role as councillor for Wednesfield North.Phil joined CPT in 2008 after 20 years at Travel West Midlands (National Express).Phil’s long and distinguished career in the industry was formally recognised in 2004 when he was awarded the MBE for services to transport in the West Midlands. In 2005/06 he was elected Mayor of Wolverhampton.Replacing Phil and taking up the role of Manager for both the East and West Midlands regions at the beginning of August is David Warrilow, former Sales Manager at CPT supplier member EvoBus UK.Phil Bateman leaves the postion of CPT West Midlands Manager after 20 yearsChris Dudley, Chairman of CPT West Midlands region says: “On behalf of all CPT members in the West Midlands, I would like to thank Phil for all his efforts and hard work in the region over the past eight years. We have a come a long way in a short space of time.”“Phil has been an extremely supportive and knowledgeable colleague who has campaigned tirelessly for the good of coaches and buses, championing and raising awareness of our industry at every given opportunity.”“His ability to gain support and interest in our causes and to get key industry stakeholders onside is second to none.”Adds Chris: “I would like to wish Phil all the best for the future and I know that the people of Wednesfield North will be very well served.”Peter Gomersall, CPT Deputy CEO, adds: “Phil has been an incredibly important asset to CPT, both in the West Midlands and nationally, and working with him over the past 8 years has been a real pleasure.”“I am also delighted that David Warrilow has agreed to join the CPT team in the East and West Midlands regions. His knowledge and understanding of the day-to-day issues currently facing operators, backed up by over 30 years industry experience, means he is perfectly placed to continue where Phil has left off.Former Evobus Manager David Warrilow will take on the role from August”His existing relationships with CPT members will allow him to hit the ground running and I know he can’t wait to get started.”The next meeting of CPT’s West Midlands region is on Thursday 21 July, which will be Phil’s last official CPT engagement.
Vienna’s primary objective, given the slow pace of discussions on the reform proposals so far, is to pave the way for a final deal under the German presidency, which begins in January.EU leaders set a deadline of March 1999 for a full agreement on agriculture and regional spending reforms at last month’s Cardiff summit.Austrian diplomats have already initiated talks at committee level on the main agricultural reform proposals and aim to persuade Union farm ministers to sign up to a political agreement on cutting EU support prices in the beef, arable and dairy sectors in November.”It will not be easy,” said a spokesman for Austrian Agriculture Minister Wilhelm Molterer. “But we hope to get the technical discussions out of the way by the end of October, clearing the way for talks at the political level in November. Hopefully, this will result in meaningful common conclusions that can serve as a basis for a final agreement.”Molterer is also determined to get accord on adapting the EU’s agri-money system, which converts ecu-denominated farm subsidies into national currency at a preferential rate, to the incoming single currency.At the same time, he will press his Union counterparts to approve proposals to reinforce animal welfare standards for laying hens, pigs and transported livestock.Austrian diplomats say Molterer will rely heavily on bilateral meetings with all parties to break any deadlocks which may arise during negotiations, following in the footsteps of his predecessor, UK Farm Minister Jack Cunningham, during his country’s EU presidency.Another factor favouring rapid progress under Austria’s leadership is EU Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler’s close relationship with Molterer, who served as Fischler’s chief of staff when he held the post of Austrian farm minister ten years ago.In November, Vienna also plans to launch the first round of full ministerial discussions on how to share out the 210 billion ecu set aside for EU regional development until 2006, as soon as negotiations between officials have identified the main contentious issues.Once again, no agreement is expected during the Austrian presidency, but diplomats will attempt to put together a compromise document in December setting out the common ground which has emerged from the ministerial talks.”It was always envisaged that the financing issues would be left until the end of the negotiations and agreement here is still some way off,” said one. “For us, the main challenge is to see what we can achieve in the available time.”
GOrilla urban cycling is a mostly utilitarian bike company based in Zurich, and even though most of their frames are Italian-made they manage to still be pretty reasonably priced. A lot of that is a result of a pared down aesthetic with basic paint and the desire to keep things simple that leans them towards a lot of fixed-geared or internally-geared hub city bikes. But that is thrown out the window with the Swiss-made retro-lugged Nash track frameset. Spin past the break for a closer look… Gorilla’s first lugged track frame, the bike takes its name from a limited run of the Nash lugset from the 1970s. The frame is then built with traditional road Columbus tubing, brazed in Zürich and finished in Berne. The Nash lugs feature some pretty unique shapes with a large hexagonal bottom bracket shell and flat sides on the seat lug that provide a nice base for some GOrilla-branding engraving. The bike sticks with a 1″ threadless fork with a matching rounded point crown, a BSA bottom bracket, and 27.2mm seatpost. The 2750 CHF (~2500€/$2750) Nash frameset comes in standard geometry, but is made to order so does offer a good bit of customization like sizing (within the lugs range), rear spacing, and braze-ons. It also uses a brake bridge and a drilled crown to keep city riding functionality and the ability to run brakes. Frames are around 1750g painted, with another 850g for the fork with Campagnolo fork tips.If a GOrilla sounds nice, but the Nash is too steep, their standard Italian-welded Hattara frameset is a more reasonable 845 CHF (~780€/$850).Gorilla also recently teased us with news of a collaboration with Japanese saddle maker Kashima. The GOrilla x Kashimax deal could bring a bit better access to the sought after saddles at least in Europe. We don’t have many details, other than to say that three shapes of the classically padded saddles are expected to be available including the Aero (AX), the self named Kashimax (KX), and what may be the FiveGold (FG), each one in several of the almost 70 standard covers of the long running Japanese saddle maker.GOrillaBicycles.com