Six polysilicon manufacturers could be wiped out by end of 2018

first_imgSix polysilicon manufacturers could be wiped out by end of 2018A new polysilicon market outlook report from Bernreuter Research predicts a rise in competition in the market, which will drive prices down and push some manufactures out of business, in the face of falling demand from the solar industry and increasing capacities. November 24, 2016 Sam Pothecary Finance Markets Markets & Policy Share Not always considered the most fashionable side of the solar industry, the turbulence within the polysilicon market over the last few years has made it difficult to keep all industry eyes off it. A new report from polysilicon market analyst Bernreuter Research, The Polysilicon Market Outlook 2020, predicts that the instability is set to continue, at least for the next few years, as increasing manufacturing capacity will be stung by a slight dip in demand.The report forecasts that competition in the polysilicon market will become so feverish by the end of 2018, that a number of polysilicon manufacturers will go out of business by the end of the year. This competition, the report went on, is likely to see prices fall below USD 12 per kg in 2018, from the USD 14 per kg that is the average price today.“We expect that some projects will be deferred, others will end up as stranded investments, and several existing manufacturers will disappear from the market,” commented Head of Bernreuter Research and author of the report, Johannes Bernreuter.This drop will be a result of a two-pronged attack on polysilicon prices: Firstly, new manufacturing capacities of 141,000 MT are expected to go online between 2017 and 2019, of which the majority will be in China. While simultaneously, the annual growth rate of new PV installations is expected to fall below 10%, ironically, this is mainly due to China decreasing its solar PV target, and loosening its support for the clean energy technology. This is particularly important, as the PV industry consumes 90% of the polysilicon produced globally.The industry saw a similar event take place a couple of years ago, as a surge in the solar industry resulted in an increased polysilicon manufacturing capacity, only to see demand drop off, and an oversupply push down prices. This took place in 2014 and 2015, and culminated in a record low price for polysilicon of USD 12.93 per kg in January 2016, which was then stemmed by a sudden increase in demand in China.“Only the massive Chinese PV installation rally in the first half of 2016 saved the polysilicon industry from even more serious oversupply,” continued Bernreuter.While this must come as concerning news for polysilicon manufacturers, those that do survive know that the demand for polysilicon is not going to diminish for long, as current market estimates expect sustained growth in the solar PV market from 2019 onwards.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. 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New Africa wind energy handbook offers guide for industry growth

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Backwell said wind energy represents one ofthe most cost efficient, carbon free, investable, solutions for Africa’s powerchallenge. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The Handbook is an initiative of GWEC’s Africa Task Force, which was formed in April 2019 to support growth opportunities for wind energy on the African continent. BenBackwell, CEO at GWEC commented: “According to theIEA, only 43% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa have access toelectricity, which is a major obstacle for economic growth, and socialinclusion growing populations, urbanisation rates and power demand expected inthe African continent will put an even further strain on already strugglingenergy systems. Read more on:Southern Africa poised to become a global wind energy powerhouse Supporting growth opportunities TAGSGWECSAWEAwind energy Previous articleEgypt and Ethiopia ‘deadlocked’ in Nile dam talksNext articleEU consortium sets roadmap for battery revolution Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Generation With a focus on sub-Saharan markets, the TaskForce provides input to institutional stakeholders to create a deeperunderstanding of the potential for wind energy in Africa. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The first segment of the Africa Handbookincludes chapters on policy frameworks, investments in transmission solutions,development of a local value chain and attractive frameworks for privateinvestments. BRICS This release comes on the occasion of Windaba 2019, the largest event of its kind for the wind industry on the African continent. Featured image: Stock center_img  “Wind energyoffers the opportunity of a scalable, cost-competitive and sustainable sourceof energy to increase electricity capacity while providing new local jobs andinvestments,” said Karin Ohlenforst, GWEC’s director of market intelligence. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector He noted: “It [wind energy] is quick to install and scale and is a catalyst for large scale foreign direct investment and industrialisation. If we are to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and ensure that everyone has access to affordable and clean energy, it is essential that we create policies and markets that can accelerate the development of more wind energy on the continent.” Fostering wind energy growth in Africa Great to talk with Minister @GwedeMantashe1 this morning at #Windaba2019 and meet with our members @ENERCON_UK and @Goldwind_Global to discuss how we can take #SouthAfrica’s wind energy market to the next level. Read more in our #AfricaWindEnergyHandbook: https://t.co/UctFt6C5As pic.twitter.com/yyFaRLkkzo— GWEC (@GWECGlobalWind) October 8, 2019 The Task Force is composed of leading wind energy companies active in the African market as well as associations and institutions such as the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) and RES4Africa. Finance and Policy Future chapters will include further hottopics such as: integration of wind in energy markets; bankability of windenergy projects; wind measurement and resources; local stakeholder management;installation process of wind projects; and hiring workforce for wind projects. “It is a dynamic instrument that will constantly be fed with state of art contributions from key stakeholders to tackle any new challenges and opportunities that will arise as the market develops. We are sure that this Handbook will provide invaluable guidance to boost the activity in the African wind sector in the near future.” Also commenting on the release of thehandbook, Jon Lezamiz, chair of GWEC’s Africa Task Force explained that, “theHandbook collects the experience that members of GWEC’s Africa Task Force,composed of global leaders in the wind industry, have gained in the wind valuechain from other mature and emerging markets in order to inform and enablepolicy makers to establish the appropriate frameworks for fostering wind energygrowth in the African continent. Ohlenforst added: “Weforesee wind energy capacity reaching over 3GW by the end of 2023 in SouthAfrica, and sub-Saharan Africa alone offers a wind energy potential of 1,300GW,according to the IEA. This Handbook will cover all the major challenges thatneed to be addressed in order for wind energy to reach its full potential inAfrican markets.” The Global Wind Energy Council has released the first segment of its Africa Handbook, a comprehensive guide that sets out for policy makers and stakeholders the opportunities and practical implementation steps necessary to create thriving wind energy sectors in African markets. last_img read more

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What CoronaVirus taught the World ?

first_imgThey say history repeats after every 100 years . 1720 -Plague1820-Cholera1920-Spanish Flu2020-Human created  CORONA VIRUSIrrespective of the cast, education, family background , people from all over the word have come together to fight Pandemic , irrespective of the differences in backgrounds , opinion ,culture.It started in China and then eventually spreading to other countries .. Nobody had thought that it will spread so fast in human race .The current scenario has taken us back to our roots when our parents and grand parents taught us good habits when we were kids . And what are we doing again today after the Pandemic situation ? We are following the same set of rules-Wash your hands and legs after coming home .-Use sanitisers-Do not touch your eyes , nose with your hands .-Cover your mouth with your hand while sneezing , coughing .-Wash hands immediately after sneezing , coughing with liquid soap .So you are back at Square 1 and following the basics of hygiene which if we would have followed as a daily routing probably the reported number of deaths all over the World  would have reduced further.The Lockdown situation across the whole world has put the human race in despair . The Virus which had its birth in China is more dangerous than a War like situation . Entire World  economy went for a toss within 4 months starting December 2019. The people most affected due to Global Lockdown are the daily wage workers who earn their bread and butter for their families daily . Such people are affected all across the World and Government and various Organisations have come forward with many schemes for such people . In India all the masses have united to make Humanism a success . Nobody will starve to death. There is no scarcity of food and Organisation are coming forward to help the poor . .Probably we will have Food stations everywhere after the things come to normal .I believe Humanity will win over the Virus .When all the Countries declared Lockdown , many people were forced to stay at home and do WORK FROM HOME. Social distancing is the key for safety today.The set of people who are more exposed to virus are medical representatives , Doctors, Nurses, Paramedical staff, other hospital staff, Airport staff, Bankers , community helpers,Policemen,Fire brigade men , Bankers , delivery boys other essential service providers like milkman, Watchman’s etc if I missed any . They are doing a great job by providing you services which are required daily for smooth functioning. It is gentle request to each one of you to be polite and treat them with respect because they are running the Countries during total Lockdown.In every home there is a treat to life . But if we follow the hygenie we can overcome Coronavirus. In India we have called for nationwide lockdown since March 23 to April 15 , 2020 only the essential services will be available .This is the time when we can go back to our roots –-Some quality time with our family.-Pick up a hobby .-Clean your cupboards, rooms etc..-Pen something.-Learn a new language .-Learn a new receipe .-Exercise daily / Do Yoga to increase stamina and immunity .-Engage with your kids in crafts , activities , story telling , story reading .-Listen to music that calms you .-Read a novel that inspires you .Now is the time to sit back and relax . Talk to yourself for atleast 10 min daily . You will realise your best friend within you .Our generation has a habit of taking things in extreme on nerves . Time to take it easy . The world is Lockdown . Do something for yourself , your Family, your community but Social distancing is the Key These things will keep you active and going . Cherish the moments . I am sure when things get back to normal all of us will start loving our jobs and hopefully some of us will follow the same routine without and break .Many people have gone into depression due to Global Lockdown reason being they donot have a hobby or they donot find interest in doing new things … My only request to them is be positive situation will change soon .  Take the benefit out of the situation and plan a goal for next 21 days until the Lockdown  is called out and surely you will find your resolution has worked in your favour .The Business sector , restaurants have witnessed huge losses . But we will face it together . Economy has got a biggest hit World wide. But that is not important any than saving human lives . Money can be earned Life has to be lived  .I am sure the Government will plan something for this sector too interns of various waivers in coming 2-3 months .In order to save lives we need to follow what the Government says for the next few days .Believe me the Human race will win in this War….We need to face the  challenge . It is not bigger than saving human lives .Let’s look at the positive side of Life …-Ozone layer is healing-Birds of different species can be seen chirping early in the mornings.-The weather is pleasant and pollution free.What else can make you feel energetic when you wake up ?When the whole world is fighting Corona Virus my only urge to you is maintain Social distancingSocial distancing will help save livesIf you have kids and adults above 65 years at home please take care of them .Stay home help the Government by breaking the chain . It starts with YOU . YOU can help is making mankind win by breaking the vicious chain .              STAY HOME STAY SAFElast_img read more

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Deciphering the Dead Poets Society

first_imgMotivationThe motion picture protagonist – Mr John Keating (Robin Williams), was an unorthodox English teacher at his alma mater the Welton Academy. The motivation for his way of teaching was pure intrinsic. It was a consequence of his past at the Welton Academy, which included adhering to the high academic standards, no matter what, in a conventional way. Keating wanted his students to find the purpose of their life rather than just gaining the knowledge and carrying on with resignation to desperation. On the other hand, the students’ parents and the institute had strong beliefs that they should excel in things that provide the highest value in life without even peeking into what their heart desires.Information Search and ProcessingKeating was aware that to make a transcendental impact on his students would require some out-of-the-box teaching schemes. He knew the Welton Academy’s traditional teaching methodology being its alumni, which surrounded learning the chapter’s contents and solving the assignments after that, leaving no scope for interpretations and in-depth analysis beyond. As a result, he emphasized his students going through the same merry-go-round ride one lecture after another. Keating was able to decode that each student at the school is unique and has the ingredients to live a life of true fulfilment. He was confident of his methodology, which involved thinking beyond what is given in the textbooks, learning through real-life issues than the mundane questions and answers system, tearing down the pages of the books (read protest) which did not resonate with the soul of the subject, and about maintaining own beliefs in the face of others.JudgementThanks to his time at the same school as a student, Keating had preconceived notions about the teaching culture at the Welton Academy. He could smell things going haywire from the hesitation of his students in other lectures. Keating was able to visualize the consequences of toeing down the institute’s line and going with his way of teaching. Keating had two options: either follow the prevailing teacher culture at the institute or bring in a change with his own.Decision MakingThe motivation, for Keating, was too strong that the decision-making remained a mere formality. What remained strong throughout was his feeling of causing the ripple effect in the students’ lives in his ways.BehaviorKeating attempts to stretch the students’ minds to new levels through his unconventional teaching methods by asking his pupils to live a life full of passion with a reminder that the end is long decided (read death). What remains is the script in between for us to write (read life).Keating takes the students to a glass cabinet where the past Welton students’ photographs are displayed. “They’re not that different from you, are they? If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.” tells Keating to his students.In the next class, Keating asks his students to rip apart the page from each of their books, where the author talks about finding the greatness of poetry by plotting Poem’s score for perfection on the horizontal axis and its importance on vertical. Keating says we are not talking about pipes; we are talking about poetry before questioning how one can describe it as an American bandstand?As the boys search for their real purpose, they reorganize a club called Dead Poets Society (which had been discontinued due to its unorthodox ways of looking at life) on their own without any extrinsic motivation.Meanwhile, one of the students (Neil) discovers his zest for acting. However, his father disapproved, who wanted him to go Harvard for medical studies. This leads to the student committing suicide. The school officials pinpoint Keating for encouraging Neil to pursue his passion for acting. As a result, Keating is fired. As Keating prepares to leave Welton, most of the class stands one last time as they pay their respects to their “Captain.” Keating leverages literature’s power to open his pupils’ minds who felt weighed down under conformity and nonidentity.Feedback SeekingFollowing his teaching methods and the suicide of one of the institute’s bright students, the Welton Academy, and the students’ parents labelled Keating, the villain. However, his students stood by his side. The ‘O Captain! My Captain!‘ moment at the end of the motion picture following their beloved teacher’s firing captures the students’ emotions (read feedback) quite well.EmotionsThe loss of his beloved pupil saddened Keating. However, he took the salvation in the fact that he was able to convey to his students the principles of non-conformity and living a life of actualization, which were seeded firmly in their eyes.The motion picture is over three decades old now, but the teachings hold significance even today. Are you a member of Dead Poets Society? Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed are personal, belong solely to the author, and do not represent anyone. “We all need acceptance, but you must believe that your convictions are unique. Even if it’s unpopular, or they find it ‘bad’.” – Mr Keating in Dead Poets SocietyIs a man enough to change the world? Or does it take two? Or hundreds? For Peter Weir, one was enough to make the difference in hundreds. He believed so when he directed Dead Poets Society – a dramatic, inspiring tale of an English teacher and his students as they rip apart the traditionalism of life. The 1989 motion picture dives deep into humans’ behaviors as they come of age amid the issues of conformity, identity, and obedience (Milgram studies) beyond the four pillars of the school – Tradition, Honour, Discipline, and Excellence.Let us look at how the different environment agents induced the human behavior in Dead Poets Society through a step-by-step flow of behavior cycle from motivation to emotions.Environment: The institute and the parents, and Mr Keating, the English teacherHuman Behavior: Students of the institutelast_img read more

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Custodian

first_imgTo apply: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/collegeofmarin/jobs/2792313/custodian?pagetype=promotionalJobs 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)STATEMENT: Please provide a responseto the following prompt (one page maximum) and attach it to yourapplication:College of Marin’s commitment to educational excellence isrooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering successfor all members of our diverse community. As a College ofMarin employee, how would you contribute to a culture of inclusionand campus diversity?Supplemental & Salary InformationRESPONSIBILITYResponsibilities include: working under standardized instructionsand/or routines focusing primarily on results; providinginformation and/or advising other persons; and operating within adefined budget and/or financial guidelines. Utilization ofresources from other work units may be required to perform thejob’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact theOrganization’s services.WORKING ENVIRONMENTThe usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functionsrequires the following physical demands: significant lifting,carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing;significant stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling;significant reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling. Generallythe job requires 5% sitting, 70% walking and 25% standing. The jobis performed under some temperature extremes, some hazardousconditions (e.g. mechanical, cuts, burns, infectious disease, highdecibel noise, etc.), and in a clean atmosphere.SALARY INFORMATIONFLSA Status: Non-exemptSalary Range: SEIU Range 433Starting Salary Range: $21.71 – $23.92 per hour(Step A to C). Normal entering step is Step A.Please refer to our HumanResources (Download PDF reader) web site for salaryschedules.WORK SCHEDULECampus: Kentfield & Indian Valley Campus(Novato)Full-time Equivalent: 1.0 – Full-timeMonths per Year: 12Work Days/Hours:7.5 Hours per Day37.5 Hours per WeekCLASSIFICATION & RETIREMENT PLANEmployees in this classification are represented by theService Employees International Union (SEIU).SEIU employees are also members of the California PublicEmployees Retirement System (CalPERS), to which the membercontributes up-to 7% of their reportable compensation on a monthlybasis.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 priorityscreening date. Applicants selected to interview will be contactedto schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee;however, applicants will be notified of their status, either way,following the screening. Candidates forwarded by the committeefollowing the first interview may be invited for a secondinterview. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offerreimbursement for travel to interviews at this time. Requirements & DesirablesREQUIREMENTS1.) One year of experience in custodial work;2.) Equivalent of the completion of eighth grade;3.) The ability to lift 45 pounds;4.) A valid California driver’s license;and5.) Applicants must possess a sensitivity to and understanding ofthe diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnicbackgrounds, disabilities and learning styles of community collegestudents and staff.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Desirable Attibutes& Skills)SKILLS are required to perform multiple non-technicaltasks with some need to upgrade skills due to changing jobconditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform thefunctions of the job include: operating equipment and materialsused in industrial maintenance; adhering to safety practices. Useof new or additional equipment brought about by new technologyshall be incorporated consistent with the level of responsibilityand complexity of this job.KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read andinterpret instructions; and understand multiple step instructions.Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functionsof the job includes: methods of industrial cleaning; safetypractices and procedures.ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather,collate, and/or classify data; and coordinate a number of factorsin the use of equipment. Flexibility is required to work withothers under a variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizingdefined and similar processes; and operate equipment using variousmethods of operation. Ability is also required to work with adiversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of similartypes and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job relatedequipment. In working with others, some problem solving is requiredto analyze issues, create plans of action and reach solutions; withdata it is limited; and with equipment it is moderate. Specificabilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of thejob include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicatingwith diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; working aspart of a team.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.DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District(MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers throughstate and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment withthe MCCD requires 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 MCCD Emergency OperationsPlan.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. CustodianSalary: See Position DescriptionClosing Date:Job Type:Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses,CADescriptionDue to COVID-19, most of College of Marin’s operations and allinstruction are taking place remotely, with the exception ofpositions deemed essential. It is our hope that we will resumein-person instruction, student services, and college operations bythe start of fall semester 2021. The Custodian position isconsidered an essential position and duties will be performed onthe Kentfield and/or Indian Valley (Novato) campus. Applicantsshould be prepared, however, that if selected to interview for aposition at the College, all interviews will be heldremotely.PRIORITY SCREENING DATE: April 23,2021Open Until FilledAll application materials must be received by the PriorityScreening Date in order to be considered during the initialscreening. Applications received after this date may be consideredthereafter at the discretion of the college until the position isfilled. ********We are currently accepting applications for two (2)positions. You need only to apply once to be considered for any ofthe positions.The job of Custodian is done for the purpose of maintainingan attractive, sanitary and safe facility for students, staff andpublic; providing equipment and furniture arrangements formeetings, classroom activities and events; and minimizing propertydamage, loss and liability exposure.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 250,000 residents.Based on fall 2019 credit enrollment data, the diversity ofstudents 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 does not discriminate in employment on the basisof, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry,color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity,gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy,genetic information, family and medical care leave, military orveteran status, or prior record of arrest or conviction, and issubject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VIIof the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of1991, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 ofthe Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive order11246 (as amended), the College of Marin is an Equal OpportunityEmployer.Essential Functionscenter_img jeid-34855fd63da15d419f48af80939b903c Arranges furnishings and equipment for the purpose of providingadequate preparations for meetings, classroom activities andspecial events.Cleans assigned campus facilities (e.g. classrooms, labs,offices, gym, restrooms, showers, theaters, grounds within 10′ ofbuildings, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safeand attractive environment.Delivers various items (e.g. supplies, furniture, etc.) for thepurpose of distributing materials to the appropriate parties.Evaluates situations (e.g. involving staff, students, parents,the public, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate actionand/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.Inspects campus facilities for the purpose of ensuring that thesite is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractiveand clean condition, and/or identifying necessary repairs do tovandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.Uses and maintains supplies and equipment (e.g. a variety ofcleaning solutions, paper products, vacuums, mops, buffers, floorand carpet cleaning machines, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring theavailability of items required to properly maintainfacilities.Prepares campus facilities for daily operations (e.g. openingand closing gates, building access doors, etc.) for the purpose ofensuring campus facilities are operational and safe foroccupancy.Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g.facility damage, alarms, graffiti, etc.) for the purpose of takingappropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues andmaintaining a functioning educational environment.Secures facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizingproperty damage, equipment loss and potential liability toorganization.OTHER FUNCTIONSAssists other personnel for the purpose of supporting them inthe completion of their work activities.Attends in service training (e.g. blood born pathogens,cleaning solvents, floor care, first aid, etc.) for the purpose ofreceiving information on new and/or improved procedures.last_img read more

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Continuing Education Instructor -ESL

first_imgExperience teaching in a remote environmentBachelor’s Degree Experience teaching adult students ESLSubject matter expertise SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONPlease include day, evening, and /or Saturday availability in yourapplication.Please be aware that this is an instructor pool position. Yourcompleted application will enable hiring official to contact you atsome point in the future if and when a hiring need arises forfuture semesters. The Continuing Education department at Middlesex Collegeinvites applications for part-time, non-credit instructors to teachthe following subjects during the 2021-2022 Academic Year: ESL Level I: Low Beginner CertificateESL Level II: High-Beginner CertificateESL Level III: Low-Intermediate CertificateESL Level IV: High-Intermediate CertificateESL Vocabulary/Word Building CertificateConversational English CertificateAmerican English Pronunciation Certificate PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:last_img read more

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Groundskeeper

first_imgPosting DetailsPlease view posting details below. To apply to this posting, pleaseclick the link above.Job TitleGroundskeeperPosting NumberF003923Position StatusFull TimeAssignment LengthThis field only applies to FacultyGrant FundedNoCategoryPlant OperationsClass Code66Pay Rate$13.41LocationNortheastDepartmentDT Physical PlantJob SummaryGroundskeeper is responsible for the upkeep and appearance ofoutdoor areas by performing groundskeeping tasks. This entry-levelposition reports to the Campus Lead Groundskeeper under thesupervision of the Campus Facility Manager.Essential Duties and Responsibilities• Performs tasks to maintain the grounds and landscapes• Ability to safely handle/operate grounds vehicle/equipment andgroundskeeping tools• Follows written or verbal directions or specifications• Removes trash and debris from public areas and performsinspection of grounds regularly• Transports trash or debris to designated central collectionlocation on a daily basis• Removes snow, ice, or debris from walkways, driveways, parkinglots, and spreads salt in those areas to prevent slip, trip, andfall accidents• Follows planned landscape designs for specific designatedgroundskeeping tasks• Performs irrigation maintenance• Performs proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots,fountains, planters, water features, or other groundsfeatures• Performs furniture, fixture, and equipment ( FFE )transfers• Assists with both indoor and outdoor event set up and teardown• Completes work orders as assigned• Wears appropriate safety items and protective clothing.• Performs all other related duties as assigned• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually andfollows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of theworksite• Completes all required training and professional developmentsessions sponsored through Tarrant County College ( TCC )• Supports the values of the College: diversity, teachingexcellence, student success, innovation and creativity and serviceto the College• Supports the College mission, values, and 3 Goals and 8PrinciplesThe duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the varioustypes of work that may be performed. The omission of specificstatements of duties does not exclude them from the position if thework is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.The job description does not constitute an employment agreementbetween the employer and employee and is subject to change by theemployer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the jobchange.Required Education, Experience, Certifications,Licensures• Six (6) months groundskeeping experience• Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving recordDesired Education, Experience, Certifications,Licensures• Prior experience with the operation of fork-lifts andtractorsKnowledge, Skills and Ability• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skillsAccommodationsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential duties andresponsibilities.Special Instructions SummaryPosted04/16/2021ContactDagny M Jackson*[email protected] DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume / Curriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsCover LetterUnofficial TranscriptsCertification / Licenselast_img read more

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Southend’s hop-on/hop-off service returns

first_imgGo-Ahead London’s Southend hop-on/hop-off commercial service is back this year, offering hourly services over a circular route in an open top bus.After the late May 2018 Bank Holiday the service then returns from Saturday 9 June and runs daily until Saturday 1 September. This means it will serve Southend for approximately six weeks longer than it did last year, with a higher frequency during the six week summer holiday, where it will run every 30 minutes*, as opposed to the usual hourly timetable.Thomas Drake, from Go-Ahead London’s commercial department and the driving force behind the service says: “We are very pleased Route 68 will again take to the streets of Southend, with an enhanced frequency during the summer break and an longer overall operating period. “This service has been really well received and we hope our regulars, plus some new users, take advantage of our competitive fares and improved timetable.”*with the exception of the late August Bank Holiday Monday (27 August) when the route will revert to hourly for reliability reasons.last_img read more

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Why Poles are bearish on Emmanuel Macron

first_img“If the EU wants to begin to create its own political structures, such as having a finance minister or a common budget, or if the eurozone sets up an investment program only for member countries, then the EU is split,” Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said in a recent interview with the German media. “That is very dangerous. This could mean the end of the European Union.”Macron also hinted at restrictions on EU labor mobility to protect French workers. The European Commission is updating its mobility package which includes tougher restrictions on cheaper Central European truckers being able to work in Western Europe, insisting they be paid the local minimum wage if they spend more than three days out of their home countries. That’s a threat to Poland, which controls about a quarter of the EU road transport market.“We need a Europe which protects people,” Macron said during a meeting last week with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. “Europe should put an end to social dumping.”Warsaw has also done its share to downgrade ties. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz last year unexpectedly called off a $3.5 billion deal to buy 50 Caracal military helicopters from French-based Airbus. Enraged former French President François Hollande retaliated by calling off a visit to Warsaw.The French are unlikely to forget the slight. The French defense minister at the time, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said the French side was “very angry” and that Poland behaved “in an unacceptable manner.” Le Drian has stayed on as a foreign minister in Macron’s new cabinet.Poland’s Deputy Defense Minister Bartosz Kownacki further stirred the controversy by alleging the French had learned how to use forks thanks to Poles. “[Macron’s] presidency brings real threats. It can facilitate Poland’s marginalization in the EU — under this [Polish] government, as well as press ahead with a multispeed Europe that leaves Eastern Europe behind,” said political commentator Jakub Majmurek from Krytyka Polityczna, a left-wing journal.During Macron’s election campaign Poland was an issue, but not in a good way. Macron visited a Whirlpool factory to denounce Western European companies decamping for lower wage countries like Poland.Macron’s effort to revamp the EU poses a larger danger for Poland.Macron enraged the Polish government by listing Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of PiS and the country’s de facto ruler, as an ally of his nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen together with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Russian President Vladimir Putin.Macron also promised that within three months of being elected he would urge the EU to impose sanctions on Poland if it continued to breach democratic norms. Brussels has been at odds with Warsaw over the Polish government’s attack on the country’s top constitutional court and its refusal to relocate refugees.A unifying EuropeMacron’s effort to revamp the EU poses a larger danger for Poland. The new French president has made it clear he favors a multispeed Europe based on deepening integration among eurozone members, going as far as having a separate eurozone budget, finance minister and parliament. That could mean less cash and influence for eastern countries like Poland which don’t use the common currency. WARSAW — Many of Emmanuel Macron’s ideas to save the European Union carry a cost — and Poland worries that it will foot the bill.The new French president wants to rebuild the EU around the core of the eurozone — a club to which Poland doesn’t belong — and is campaigning strongly to reduce competition from low-wage workers in Central Europe — something many Western Europeans dub “social dumping.” That could hurt everything from Poland’s burgeoning trucking sector to its ability to lure manufacturers to build new factories in the country.The problem for Warsaw’s ruling right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS), currently embroiled in various public spats with Brussels, is that its leverage with Paris and in the EU as a whole seems to be on the wane. “We should give Macron a chance,” Krasnodębski said. “We would like to see the Weimar Triangle really functioning and we would like to have a France more active in our region, not only economically but also culturally. One of the big problems of Europe is that France has left Eastern Europe. The French should invest more soft power here, like the Germans do.” Also On POLITICO Poland has a problem — with Frans Timmermans By Matthew Karnitschnig Midday brief, in brief Commission pushes back on Polish criticism By Quentin Ariès That’s all put Polish-French ties in their deepest funk in many years. Poland wasn’t even invited to a March summit of the EU’s largest countries in Versailles to plot a post-Brexit future for the bloc.“The French should invest more soft power here [in Poland], like the Germans do” — Zdzisław Krasnodębski, PiS MEPWarsaw seems to recognize the need for allies in a rapidly changing EU.President Andrzej Duda, sometimes seen as the moderate face of PiS, has called for a revival of the Weimar Triangle format — a grouping of France, Germany and Poland formed a quarter century ago that has been quiescent in recent years. Duda met on the sidelines of the recent NATO leaders’ summit in Brussels with Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The three are slated to hold a formal meeting in August.That one meeting is going to have to be enormously positive to undo months of static on the line between Warsaw and Paris.PiS MEP Zdisław Krasnodębski told POLITICO that Poland was interested in deeper EU cooperation on energy, the common market, a common European defense under the NATO umbrella and addressing the threat from Russia. He warned such cooperation should happen without the “demonization” of Poland and that his government was interested in EU reform that would return some competencies to national capitals.last_img read more

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Pink Floyd Shares Third Audio Sample From ‘The Endless River’

first_imgOn November 10th, Pink Floyd are planning to release their first new album in 20 years, The Endless River. The mostly ambient album will feature sessions from the band’s last album, Division Bell, and is considered to be the swan song for keyboardist Richard Wright, who passed away in 2008.The band has been sharing small audio snippets from the new album, and just released a third clip. This one has a very signature Pink Floyd sound, only enticing listeners for the upcoming release. Check it out below:Read more about the process behind The Endless River here.You can check out the first two clips as well, below:last_img read more

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