ADULT EDUCATOR – ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGEThe Adult Education Department of Wilbur Wright College, one of theCity Colleges of Chicago, seeks a part-time Adult Educator with apassion for teaching and learning along with a strong commitment tothe mission and ideals of the community college. This position isresponsible for providing instruction in English as a SecondLanguage (ESL) to students enrolled in the Adult Education programby engaging in and modeling intellectual curiosity. The idealcandidate will have demonstrated success in the classroomdeveloping and utilizing highly effective teaching strategies thatmeet students’ diverse needs and promote the acquisition andapplication of knowledge as well as the development of critical andcreative thinking and problem solving skills.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES• Develops class syllabi and appropriate class materials andcurriculum for classroom instruction.• Takes attendance, monitors class enrollment and retention, andenters information into PeopleSoft or the appropriate studentsystem in a timely manner.• Evaluates student progress and extra instruction needs. Refersstudent to additional services, as needed.• Administers progress tests to students and assigns grades basedon test results.• Prepares reports to senior management regarding test scores,student participation, and student progress.• Keeps abreast of state and federal rules and regulationsregarding Adult Education policies.• Attends regular staff meetings with Adult Education staff andadministration to receive information regarding program policiesand procedures.• Assists with program registration and orientation.• Participates in staff development programs, as required.• Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college/universityin a discipline appropriate to instructional subject, preferablyEnglish, Mathematics, Reading, Elementary or Secondary Education,Social Science, Science, History, ABE/GED Education, and/orEducation required.• Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college/universityin Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching, Reading, Mathematics,Educational Policy, Literacy Studies, Adult Education, SecondaryEducation or Elementary Education preferred.• International degree(s) evaluated by a certified provider (e.g.E.C.E., W.E.S., etc.).• Passed the GED practice examination and/or the K-12 certificationexamination for the subject area that they will be teaching.• Completed or in the process of completing the STAR ReadingProgram (for Reading & General Studies Adult Educators) with atleast one of the following preferred:- Verified significant instructional experience with adults orother discipline related experience.- Fifteen (15) or more graduate hours in the discipline to betaught.- Current enrollment in a subject appropriate Master’s Degreeprogram at an accredited university/college.For consideration:All interested candidates, including current CCC employees, mustsubmit the following documents for review:• Resume reflecting knowledge of current adult education classroomassessment techniques.• Official transcript(s) reflecting sufficient subject-relevantcoursework to teach the assigned course.• Sample lesson plans, syllabi, and/or teaching portfolio thatreflect skills in area(s) of instruction, including computerliteracy and adult learning practices.Completion of satisfactory teaching demonstration for the hiringcommittee will be required at time of interview.We are an equal opportunity and affirmative actionemployer.Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!
Alf Scrimgour, who worked in the coach tourism team at the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) before retirement, has died after a period of illness.Alf joined the CPT in 2011 after a long career in coach tourism, particularly in the schools and student market. At CPT he was responsible for CoachMarque and liaison with the tourism sector. He also helped to develop both the CPT’s Coach Friendly status, and the European Alliance for Coach Tourism.Simon Posner, CPT CEO, says: “Alf was almost literally larger than life. His knowledge and experience of the tourism industry was second to none, which made him an invaluable member of the CPT team.“More importantly however he was just a wonderful person. Very few people can light up a room just by entering it. Alf was one of those people. A kind, gentle man and the best story teller I have ever met.”A celebration of Alf’s life will be held at 1500hrs on Wednesday 18 April at Worthing Crematorium’s Kingswood Chapel, BN14 0RG; and afterwards at Worthing Rugby Club, Roundstone Lane, Angmering BN16 4AX. Those attending are asked to wear ‘a splash of red’. His family welcome donations to the British Heart Foundation instead of flowers. Donate at goo.gl/zS2Xmp
Light From The Attic, an independent record company in Seattle known for their extensive re-release catalog, have announced the first-ever vinyl release of Two From The Vault. Unlike the Dick’s Picks and Dave’s Picks series, which were taken from soundboard recordings, the From The Vault series were professionally recorded on multi-track tapes, then mixed down for release.Two From The Vault highlights the band’s shows at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, on August 23 and 24, 1968. The album will be released on December 9th, and can be pre-ordered here.Disc one 1. “Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl” 2. “Dark Star” 3. “St. Stephen” 4. “The Eleven” 5. “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” Disc two 1. “That’s It for the Other One: Cryptical Envolvement/The Other One” 2. “New Potato Caboose” 3. “Turn On Your Love Light” 4. “(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew”[via Jambase]
Stiffer, lighter aero tubes.Integrated Tool Box and Bento BoxLowered BB: Hi and Lo position.Head Set: The design is said to help eliminate leading edges from not just the fork but the rest of the frame thanks to the redirected wind. The orientation of the fork shelters the front hub as well which Ceepo claims improves the aero benefit further. While no wind tunnel test results or figures are provided, Ceepo does show some CFD images which seem to corroborate their claims at a visual level.It also claims to have a ride comfort component since the wheel is fork is free to flex up and down more than a traditional road fork.The SideFork as Ceepo calls it, is part of the integrated design of the new Shadow-R triathlon bike which is obviously not UCI legal. 12 mm thru axle Flat mount brakes Hydraulic or cable.Max tire clearance:28 tires with room to spare.Reversible Seat Post: That horizontal strut attaches to a carbon semi-circle on either end, which is tucked inline with the front tire for a more slippery profile. For improved high-speed stability and better overall aerodynamicsBB EVO386.Brakes: For a wide range of saddle adjustability.Double seat clamp:Wedge and collar is designed to prevent slips and makes it easy to remove your seatpost without losing its position.Removable front derailleur hanger: From the top or the bottom, the Shadow-R still seems to have a fairly wide profile, but that’s mostly limited to the center section around the hubs and drivetrain. Based on the 1,450g weight of the fork alone, it sounds like it must have a lot of aero benefit to justify that much weight. Combined with the 40T high modulus carbon frame that clocks in at 2,230g, you have a 3,680g frame weight – although that does include an integrated tool and bento box. The frame is built to accommodate flat mount disc brakes, most drive trains, and also many stems and bars on the market. The Shadow-R will also be available in a non-SideFork version called the Shadow. Pricing and availability is TBA.SpecsCompatible groupset:Shimano di2Sram E-TapSram 1By (cable or electric)FSA electricIt will accept most stems and bars on the market. Oval front chainrings up to 56 all the way down to compact size due to our twin position front derailleur hanger. 1-1/8” – 1-1/4”Frame: Truncated Airfoil Tubes: Ceepo puts it pretty bluntly. The fork on your bike is not aero. How can you make it more aerodynamic? Well, you can start by turning it on its side, sort of. More accurately, you can turn the fork into a sort of wheel shroud that features a horizontal main strut that holds the wheel in place. 100% 40T high-modulus carbon frame2,230g Frame (M size)1,450g Forkceepo.com
The fam’ and I came back from a stroll Monday evening to find this on our doorstep:…which happens more frequently than we’d expect, what with the existence of the Internet and all. And every time it happens, I find myself wondering, “How much use do people have for the Yellow Pages these days?”Do you keep a hard copy of the Yellow Pages at your house? Why or why not? When was the last time you actually opened the Yellow Pages? What were you looking for?Talk Amongst Yourselves is shawneemissionpost.com’s daily conversation starter for northeast Johnson County. Have a topic you’d like to suggest?Email us!
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Searcher Seismic, in conjunction with project partner, BGP, has announced the 2015 GroupSeis campaign over the North West Shelf, Western Australia.According to the press release, the GroupSeis concept has been developed by Searcher to provide clients with a turnkey solution for the environmental approval, acquisition and processing of small to medium sized seismic surveys.Rachel Masters, Global Sales Manager for Searcher, says that the GroupSeis campaign is an attractive option for all involved.“Logistically the GroupSeis campaigns can be quite challenging to arrange, however, with increased vessel utilisation, reduced environmental impact and some major cost savings to be had, the benefits are significant for all involved and our clients and project partners are supporting the concept 100%”, Masters added.The 2015 GroupSeis campaign currently includes the acquisition of three individual broadband seismic surveys with further additions being negotiated for the final 2015 time slots.The current surveys include the 437 km2 Quoll 3D seismic survey in the Bonaparte Basin, the 500 km Dunnart 2D seismic survey (which includes coverage of the Jansz gas discovery) and the 146 km2 Numbat 3D, both of which are in the Carnarvon Basin.[mappress mapid=”1179″]
Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (December 21-27). Abu Dhabi Ports Opens Upgraded AI Mirfa PortDr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), has officially inaugurated Al Mirfa Port in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. IADC Releases Annual Review of Global Dredging MarketThe International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released ‘Dredging in Figures‘ report for the past year. Alphatron and Van Oord Sign Maintenance AgreementAlphatron Marine has announced the signing of a 3-year global maintenance agreement with Van Oord. Dutch Dredging Secures Major Contract in French GuyaneDutch companies Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging from Sliedrecht and partner Iskes Towage and Salvage from IJmuiden have been awarded a 12 year maintenance dredging and towing assistance contract for the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guyane. Boskalis Dredger Freeway Busy in PortsmouthBoskalis’ 4,500 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Freeway has arrived at the HMNB Portsmouth and is dredging the channel ahead of the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers.
Leading family solicitors have warned that withdrawing legal aid for private law family cases could lead desperate parents to abduct their children. Lawyers also predicted that the government’s reforms would prompt people to make false allegations of domestic violence in order to obtain legal aid. The government’s legal aid green paper, published last November, proposed that family disputes should be resolved by mediation rather than through the courts, unless domestic violence is alleged. The government’s own impact assessment of the changes acknowledged that the reforms may lead to ‘less fair’ outcomes and ‘increased criminality’ where family disputes escalate, or people use unlawful means to resolve problems. Jenny Beck, solicitor and co-chair of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, said the changes would leave people who cannot afford to pay for their own legal representation with no proper access to justice. She said: ‘Parents unable to get contact with their children or to agree residence issues may feel forced to abduct them, while those anxious that their children may be removed from the jurisdiction may prevent contact. ‘Equally, parents whose children have not been returned after contact visits will be denied the facilities to get their children back.’ She said: ‘The idea that these sorts of issues can be resolved by mediation is naive to the point of [being] ridiculous.’ Beck added that the reforms would also have a wider impact. She said: ‘They will result in a complete breakdown in family relationships. Without the safety net of legal recourse, people will be less inclined to allow contact, and parents, mostly fathers, will needlessly lose all contact with their children.’ Christina Blacklaws, Law Society council member for child care, said she also believed that the reforms may lead parents to abduct their children. She said: ‘These examples are just the tip of the iceberg. There will be people on low income with no ability to get legal advice when they are at their most desperate. At the moment lawyers can counsel people out of taking such desperate measures, but that will be removed.’ Law Society president Linda Lee commented: ‘There is a risk that a frustrated parent who can’t see their child, and can’t afford access to the court, will feel the only option open to them is to take the law into their own hands.’ She also voiced concern that granting legal aid only to the victims of domestic violence and not the perpetrator will inadvertently add to the trauma felt by victims, who could face the prospect of being cross-examined by their abuser, who may have no lawyer. Stephen Cobb QC, chair of the Family Law Bar Association, added that the prospect of being questioned by their abuser in court may deter many victims from pursuing court action. He also warned that the reforms will motivate parties to make false accusations of domestic violence as the only means of obtaining legal aid funding.
Hugh Jackson is a paralegal at Steel and Shamash. This article is based on his LLM dissertation, The law of humanity: is the United Kingdom doing enough to support spouse visa holders who are victims of domestic violence? In R v Inhabitants of Eastbourne (1803) 4 East 103, Lord Ellenborough declared, absent of statutory support for poor foreigners, the ‘law of humanity, which is anterior to all positive laws, obliges us to afford them relief, to save them from starving’. For one group, however, the law falls short of this standard. Foreign-national husbands, wives and civil partners of British citizens can live and work in the UK on a spouse visa. They are, for the first two years of their visa, subject to the ‘no recourse to public funds’ rule, preventing access to mainstream state benefits. According to Home Office and independent statistics, there is a small but significant and growing incidence of domestic violence against the non-British spouse during this two-year ‘probationary period’. The data are grossly unreliable, but it is estimated that 90% of victims are female and more than half are originally from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh. An abused spouse fleeing violence can apply to the Home Office for indefinite leave to remain, stating that the marriage broke down because of domestic violence, but evidence suggests this application (almost 1,500 are made annually) can take two years to be determined. Meanwhile, the victim is in an impossible situation. She will rarely be able to find or fund a refuge place; these are funded largely by housing benefit and are, in any event, oversubscribed. She will often be ostracised by family and friends, who may be in contact with the abuser. If she is responsible for her British child, she will not normally be able to claim child benefit. Social services can support her, but local authorities frequently offer instead to pay for travel to the victim’s home country or to take children into care. The result of local authorities’ reluctance to help is unsurprising. Victims feel blame is being placed on them for leaving a violent spouse and that they ought to have remained in the family home. A legislative framework that provides any practical or psychological barrier to accessing support can only be interpreted as a bar to escaping violence. As advisers, we must be sensitive to such cases. Many victims shy away from approaching (predominantly male) authority figures for cultural reasons. They may not seek necessary medical advice after suffering violence and may fear contact with legal advisers. Moreover, although legal aid is not – yet, at least – a public fund, advisers often report that victims experience a false feeling of disentitlement, dissuading them from seeking legal advice regarding housing and support. One survey noted that a victim did not seek help from a citizens advice bureau, considering that, because she was not a citizen, she could not be helped by them. So what is the solution? One might be to modify the ‘no recourse’ rule. It is not realistic to argue that all 80,000 spouse visas issued annually should allow access to benefits, but the rule could arguably be removed when a domestic violence application is made to the Home Office. This would minimise the time a victim spends without support (and could allow a backdating of funding for refuges). An alternative is to require violent spouses to pay for the upkeep of their abused spouses. However, my research suggests this risks retaliation, even in cases where the abusers can pay that upkeep. It also reinforces a notion that the victim is financially reliant on the abuser, which maintains the power discrepancy between the spouses, an arguable cause of the violence. One could also reclassify housing benefit as not a public fund, extend asylum support to cover these non-asylum cases or reform the probationary period. Whatever the solution, the current legislative framework, and the culture of ineligibility it creates, poses an uncomfortable dilemma for this most vulnerable group of people: remain with a violent spouse or escape to the unsupported unknown. I suspect Lord Ellenborough would not approve.