Eskom RCA application: Utility presents its reasoning

first_imgThe utilityadded that backward-looking mechanisms such as RCA are internationally-acceptedin regulated environments to allow the utility to retrospectively adjust forany over or under-recovery due to actual events differing from the initialassumptions, estimates and forecasts upon which the revenue determinations werebased. Read moreEskom’s new CEO takes to the streets ahead of meeting the board “This application deals with variances between what was assumed when NERSA made its decision on Eskom’s revenue application in the 2018/19 financial year and what eventually materialised as per Eskom’s audited financial statements as Eskom spent money in order to fulfil its mandate to provide electricity to South Africans,” said Tlhotlhalemaje. Eskom’s general manager for regulation, Hasha Tlhotlhalemaje, gave a presentation providing an overview of the entire RCA application. She explained that the shortfall needed management intervention and a re-prioritisation of cost between the different licensees and cost categories. Eskom RCA: Favouring the consumer The main variances in favour of Eskom relate to primary energy costs, usage of open-cycle gas turbines, employee benefits and lower sales volumes. Read moreUp for sale: Eskom’s Pebble Bed Modular Reactor UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development These includemaintenance, independent power producers (IPPs), environmental levy, return onassets, research and development, demand response programmes and other primaryenergy(due to a misalignment in NERSA decision). NERSA public hearing on Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account 2018/19 financial year is underway in Cape Town.— NERSA_ZA (@NERSA_ZA) February 3, 2020 This mechanismalso applies to Eskom, said the power utility.  Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter This ensuresfairness for both the utility and electricity consumers. The under- orover-recovery is then catered for through adjustment to future electricitytariffs. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Addressing thehearing, Tlhotlhalemaje said: “The context within which the Eskom Board hasapproved the RCA application is based on the NERSA prudency guidelines. We aretherefore asking the regulator to review the application based on theefficiency and prudency of expenditures, some of which were already committedprior to the regulatory revenue determination. The application is to recover prudently-incurred costs for the year 2018/19 according to the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) methodology guided by the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA), the Electricity Pricing Policy (EPP) and NERSA’s reasons for the decision on the 2014 RCA application. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA “We are alsomindful and committed to complying with the approach decided by NERSA withregards to amounts associated with governance failures. The recovery of moneysfrom McKinsey, for example, has already been included in the RCA balancedetermination related to this application. Eskom has made a case for its Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application totalling R27 billion at the first session of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA’s) public hearings. “Achieving the amountthat was assumed by NERSA would have meant Eskom decreasing coal costs byapproximately 17% and ignoring its existing contractual obligations to coalsuppliers. Regarding the assumed cost of employee benefits, it was based on anassumption that Eskom would lose about 6,000 employees at a go, which did notmaterialise, irrespective of whether the assumption had any merit in the firstplace,” she explained. “OCGTs were used in accordance to NERSA’s scheduling and dispatch rules to ensure security of supply. Reduced usage would have increased incidents, duration and severity of loadshedding,” added Tlhotlhalemaje. Generation #NersaHearing-Members of environmental organization EarthLife Africa demonstrate outside Nersa hearing.— POWER987News (@POWER987News) February 4, 2016 McKinsey, the wagebill, and corruption It is worthnoting that Eskom’s application also includes variances that are in favour ofthe electricity consumer where initial revenue determination assumed highercosts for the year under review). Tlhotlhalemajeemphasised that due to the complexity of the various aspects of theapplication, and specialist staff required to deal with each aspect, Eskom hadscheduled to deal with these in more detail at each of the public hearings tobe held over the next three weeks in various provinces. Finance and Policy When a regulatormakes a revenue determination for a future period it does so based onassumptions, estimates and forecasts regarding that future period, stated Eskomin a statement. Featured image: Stock “In addition, we continue to work with law enforcement agencies to recover moneys that were lost to Eskom under corrupt circumstances and our future revenue applications will be adjusted based on the outcomes of current investigations,” she said. “While Eskom implemented measures such as an embargo on external appointments in order to work within financial constraints, this did not lead to the savings assumed for purposes of the revenue determination. TAGSelectricity tariffsEskomNersaSouth Africa Previous articleWind energy manufacturing job market awaits green lightNext articleUK don’t isolate nuclear in pursuit of net-zero, says expert Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. Appropriate subject matter experts will be attending the respective public hearings – as opposed to Eskom’s presentation the first hearing, which was a high-level overview of the full application. Eskom has implemented this approach over a number of years in order to provide a rationale behind its application and deal with stakeholder concerns adequately.    Join the discussions on Power Strategy at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here to register to attend or for more information about the event. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS Any revenue adjustments due to RCA are implemented within a period that is sustainable for Eskom and consumers. The period for recovery of adjustments pertaining to FY 2018/19 (the subject of the current application) needs to consider the impact of approved RCA adjustments that Eskom has not yet recovered dating back to 2015. last_img read more

Hoboken police chief: 2 more ‘terrorism’ flyer suspects interviewed, 2 others…

first_img McVictim Sewerage Bots By John Heinis – February 12, 2018 11:00 am 26 Does the water in your state have lead?You sounded mentally retarded. HeyZG How is pointing out that she’s not Italian “mocking” her? You’re clutching at straws. Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ When someone does something really stupid like this racist flyer stunt, the most likely suspects are the stupidest people. That’s why in my opinion it was someone close to the Giattino campaign. The stupidest people were running that campaign. Great to see you following up on this. HCV does a great service by putting facts out there straight and letting the chips fall where they may. Best of luck to the HPD as they try and track down the person/persons ultimately responsible. Is that really Roman, or just a stupid little phony salami slapper? Defusco came in 2nd moron Community During a short exchange at last week’s Hoboken City Council meeting, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante revealed that two more “terrorism” flyer suspects have been interviewed, while two others “lawyered up” and will be issued subpoenas. By John Heinis/Hudson County View“Since our last meeting, the following day, had a long meeting with County Prosecutor [Esther] Suarez. The following day, through her recommendation, she hooked up Capt. [Charles] Campbell with one of the assistant prosecutors,” Ferrante told the council.“There have been two more interviews since the meeting, two people lawyered up, did not have interviews with us and we are going to use the power of subpoena to get more information on this.”Ferrante’s remarks on the investigation, which lasted just 30 seconds, came at the end of an over four hour council meeting where the governing body overrode a veto by Mayor Ravi Bhalla regarding placing a November ballot question on reinstating runoff elections.At the January 3rd council meeting, as Hudson County View first reported, the police chief detailed what the investigation had entailed up to that point, noting that the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service had assisted in the probe.The midnight flyer, released days before November’s mayoral contest, said “Don’t let TERRORISM take over our town” over a photo of then-Councilman-at-Large Bhalla. The literature also said it was paid for by 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco’s campaign.While all four major candidates immediately denounced the flyer, no one took responsibility for it.A week later, DeFusco’s sister started a GoFundMe page, offering a reward for anyone with any information regarding the creation and/or distribution of the flyer.Later that month, the 1st Ward councilman gave the identities of five suspects in the case over to the Hoboken Police Department.As of this writing, no one has been charged in the ongoing probe. Community Ravi Road to Victory Michael OMG Roman Brice thinks he’s outed me! Whatever shall I do now? SAD! Sure it’s lame but that’s all he’s got. Nice Try February 14, 2018 7:30 am at 7:30 am And here is the place for some to post stupidity and others to laugh at it. Though it’s probably wrong to laugh at people who are genuinely as stupid as their posts make them seem to be. Are you really that stupid or just pretending? Because I would feel bad for laughing at you if you weren’t pretending. February 13, 2018 10:13 am at 10:13 am February 14, 2018 7:31 am at 7:31 am February 13, 2018 6:39 am at 6:39 am February 13, 2018 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm BobMc Unless you’re suggesting that came from the Bhalla or Giattino camps, which is a laugh line, you know damn well the Russos were with Romano, and if they thought it was anti-Italian they wouldn’t have stood for it. The main rogues highlighted on that flyer were Carmelo and Patty Waiters. Not exactly the first people you think of when you’re putting on a “Luca Brazi sleeps with the fishes” affectation.Face it, DuFusco didn’t have enough Italian support to speak of to have your stupid ambulance chasing claim make any sense. All he had was a bunch of bitter phony keyboard warriors looking for a way to chisel back in on the action. FAIL Someone is cruisn’ for a 5 year bruisn’ Better check your insurance policy if you keep it up, I doubt the person you are obsessed with will take it much longer. Dawn and Stan aren’t like The Mason’s they won’t fund your defense- and neither will the city or any other public agency February 15, 2018 10:10 am at 10:10 am You slip is showing- your style or lack thereof is so obvious.Most MEN fish when they retire or take up a HOBBY.Oh wait puppeteering – yeah that and clowning are creepy- like you SHAM February 13, 2018 6:38 am at 6:38 am 26 COMMENTS Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You really are disconnected from reality. Making stupid empty threats may make you feel like a big tough guy but to anybody reading your nonsense it just makes you look pathetic and small. February 13, 2018 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm This doesn’t sound good. Ravi wants it to go away. So do the big construction unions backing him. Gee, I wonder why? FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront February 14, 2018 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm February 13, 2018 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm Hoboken police chief: 2 more ‘terrorism’ flyer suspects interviewed, 2 others ‘lawyered up’ Balony Bazongaz HeyZG February 13, 2018 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm HobokenPolitics & Policy You’re the expert. HPD should revisit some of these people. Ravi may not have been told but he knows very well today how it went down. HPD should question the campaign workers in the Bhalla camp. Take a Federal agent with you when you do. They know and they’re scared. Trying to bury this scandal. February 13, 2018 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm February 13, 2018 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm February 14, 2018 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm Bayonne scarystupid Flier Scam GA is the place to peddle conspiracy theories against past Bhalla opponents. There the BotBoys will echo your message and drown out any inconvenient questions. February 13, 2018 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm February 14, 2018 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm February 14, 2018 6:44 am at 6:44 am scarystupid disconnected February 13, 2018 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm HPD Rocks 33%mayor scarystupid Good idea. Hoboken Police Dept. is working to find the truth. We applaud the effort. Some officials offer awards encouraging the culprits be caught. Notice Ravi is not one of them. Neither are the big construction unions backing him. Just a coincidence. Peddling conspiracy theories Nice Try February 14, 2018 6:48 am at 6:48 am TAGShoboken city councilhoboken policekenneth ferrantemike defuscoravi bhallaterrorism flyer SHARE What about the flyer that attacked all of DeFusco’s Italian supporters with an altered Graphic of “the GodFather” movie logo?Attacking Italians and calling them criminals and murderers is also bigoted. HPD hammer’em You Seem To Have The Wrong Site The HHA or City won’t pay to defend you guys Poor anSTAla his use of pig latin only proves what a real PIG he and his little out of state liability really are.That’s 2 really bad slabs of pork…. February 14, 2018 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm February 14, 2018 8:33 am at 8:33 am CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter February 12, 2018 11:14 am at 11:14 am Like I said. Scary stupid! scarystupid February 14, 2018 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm Carmelo just got 700,000 because of the way you guys treated him and Patty Waiters is a private citizen. Leave her alone – stop mocking the poor woman Previous articleLETTER: It’s long overdue to give Jersey City teachers Chapter 78 reliefNext articleIn Jersey City, Murphy signs executive order creating commission for Puerto Rico relief John Heinis NextTime Ferrante is doing a great job reforming the PD.He ignores politics and the blogs which are all Toxic mentally challenged AntiItalianFlyer Comments are closed. That toxic avenging paid political operative for Ravi does the same here all the time. She should spend time writing more apologies to the rabbi. Overdue. McLibel Nice Try, do you change your screen name to fit whatever you’re replying to? Russo and Romano, IMO they were intentionally blamed for a copy cat crime — the fliers came from persons close to Ravi’s camp. It’s obvious. Romano posted signs within marine view to mess with defusco, he’s not so stupid to use an age old tactic that would automatically be blamed on him. Ravi all the way — anything to win. Scary. February 15, 2018 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm February 14, 2018 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm Attack on Hispanics and Blacks February 12, 2018 11:30 am at 11:30 amlast_img read more

El Paso shooting victim dies nearly nine months after attack

first_imgSandy Huffaker/Getty ImagesBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(EL PASO, Texas) — Another victim has died nearly nine months after a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart in which the alleged gunman said he was targeting Mexicans.Guillermo “Memo” Garcia passed away Saturday, his wife, Jessica Coco Garcia, told El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA-TV. His death brings the fatalities in the August 2019 attack to 23.“He fought long and hard, with the help of all his troops he won many battles, but lost the war,” Jessica Coco Garcia said in the statement to KVIA. “We would like to ask the community to continue to lift Memo in prayer and allow us to grief this tremendous loss, we are asking for privacy during this time.”The Garcia family plans to have a memorial and mass once “the pandemic and social distancing orders pass,” she said in her statement.Guillermo Garcia was the last remaining patient from the Aug. 3 shooting being treated at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, according to CEO David Shimp.“His courage, his strength and his story have touched many lives, including those of our caregivers, who tirelessly fought with him and for him every step of the way,” Shrimp said in a statement. “We are grieving with his family and with our community.”The Garcias, of El Paso, were shopping at the crowded Walmart with their two children on the morning of Aug. 3 when shots rang out. Both were “gravely injured,” according to a lawsuit the couple filed against Walmart in El Paso district court in late August.Guillermo Garcia was shot in the spine, according to the El Paso Times.Patrick Crusius, 21, the alleged gunman in the shooting rampage, faces state capital murder charges and federal hate crime charges.Crusius allegedly told investigators following his arrest that he set out to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

4 life insurance and retirement trends to watch

first_imgWe have also developed a new sense of urgency about confronting longstanding social and economic challenges, many of which were ever more starkly exposed by the lethal coronavirus. As major crises tend to do, the pandemic accelerated changes that were occurring gradually, and we must now capitalize on the positive changes and embrace the progress we have seen. With global vaccine rollouts allowing us to look cautiously ahead to a life with fewer limitations, what lessons and experiences from the past year will endure and prove beneficial?I see four major trends shaping the life insurance and retirement landscape.First, necessity often breeds innovation. For AIG Life & Retirement, as for many companies, the pandemic showed us that we can mobilize quickly to innovate on behalf of customers. We can work well as a team even when we’re physically distant from each other and from our clients. Virtual consultations and e-signatures are becoming the norm — a necessary and positive development for customers craving ease and simplicity. This progress required a lot of collaboration between clients, plan sponsors, financial professionals, and regulators — and we shouldn’t backtrack. We should keep pushing innovation forward by working together to respond to long-term behavioral changes in the marketplace and continue to make our products and services more accessible and affordable.Second, the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on underserved racial and ethnic groups further exposed the structural inequalities in the way Americans work and live. While many have been fortunate enough to continue working fairly normally during this time — even amid increased childcare demands and health concerns — other workers have not been so lucky. During the last year, we have faced unprecedented challenges and proven adaptive and resilient beyond what we once thought possible. Third, governments have an extremely important role to play in reducing economic insecurity and there is more work to do. While the economy has been more resilient than many expected, we’re still facing trillions in new debt, widespread economic hardship and the daunting challenge of winding down massive stimulus packages at a careful pace. Whichever way we tackle this, it is vital that both parties work together to avoid curtailing innovation or negatively impacting the investments that many retirees rely on. Bipartisan proposals currently under consideration in Congress, collectively referred to as “SECURE 2.0,” can build on the progress achieved in 2019 with the SECURE Act. Among other important provisions in the proposals, one would allow employers to “match” an employee’s student loan payments with contributions to the employee’s retirement account. This would be an important development for younger workers who need to begin building financial security. Fourth, the future of financial services and advice is evolving, and the very nature of the relationship between clients and their financial professionals is permanently changing. We think this is for the better. A study last year from AIG Life & Retirement and MIT AgeLab asked people about the ways in which people’s expectations of their financial professionals are changing. While trusted, successful financial transactions are a prerequisite for client satisfaction, investors — particularly younger investors — now expect their financial professionals to help them access information or resources around broader topics. These include health and future care, housing, future goals and aspirations, work and career transitions and more. We also saw an uptick in the frequency with which clients and their financial professionals interacted, particularly among the younger generation. Thankfully, firms in every sector are making stronger, more concrete commitments on diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure better access to professional opportunities for women and people of color. For example, the American Council of Life Insurers last year launched an initiative to advance economic empowerment and racial equity. The initiative focuses on four areas: Expanding access to affordable financial security protection in underserved markets; advancing D&I within companies and on corporate boards; tackling economic empowerment through financial education and expanding investments in underserved communities. In addition, a coalition of seven insurance industry organizations has launched an initiative called Help Protect Our Families, which aims to “close the protection gap” by addressing the life insurance needs of the 60 million Americans who aren’t currently covered. These efforts, along with insurance products that help workers achieve retirement security, have the potential to bridge racial wealth gaps and make a tangible difference in the lives of people who have, for too long, felt left out of America’s financial and economic success. This last year has reminded us that opportunities can arise even in the most difficult circumstances and that together we can overcome these challenges. We have every opportunity to learn from this experience and look back upon it as a catalyst to achieve long-term, sustainable and far-reaching positive change.Kevin Hogan is executive vice president and chief executive officer of Life and Retirement at AIG.last_img read more

Capital Projects Coordinator

first_imgDirections for Cover LetterPlease upload your cover letter on the My Experiencescreen in the resume section.Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policywith respect to educational programs, activities, employment, andadmission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual orperceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, nationalorigin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteranstatus, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, orany other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and locallaws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has beendesignated to handle inquiries regarding employment- anddisability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiriesmay be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IXcoordinators( AccommodationFederal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodationto qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if yourequire a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to performyour job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making achange to the application process or work procedures, providingdocuments in an alternate format, using a sign languageinterpreter, or using specialized equipment.Background CheckLewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on thefinalist, which will include a criminal record check. If aconviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether theconviction is related to the position for which the individual isapplying or would present safety or security risks before anemployment decision is made. A criminal conviction does notnecessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.Eligibility to WorkIn order to comply with US Homeland Security Departmentregulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workdayprior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to HumanResources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failureto have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will resultin immediate termination of employment. Create and maintain construction project information on theFacilities’ website. Attention Current Lewis & Clark College Employees: In orderto apply for posted positions, please close this window and loginto Workday and click on Talent and Performance to applyinternally. Working at Lewis & ClarkCollegeThe campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscapedgrounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment tosustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energyconservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to forkinitiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitivebenefits package that includes options forhealth, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement andmore.Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverseworkforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged toapply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to status as a protected veteran or aqualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, genderidentity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.JOB PURPOSE:This position is responsible to coordinate and assist in managingdesign and construction activity for Lewis and Clark College andits associated campuses.This position is responsible for monitoring construction sites forcompliance with project scope, review budgets and schedules,maintain all project records, requests for information,correspondence, and acts as an owner’s representative on assignedprojects.Application Requirements: Budget Management (25%) Develop capital and operations projects. Work with AVP ofFacilities, Facilities staff, and campus stakeholders in projectdevelopment and funding processes.Ensure that projects are completed in a timely and costeffective manner, are commissioned (if required), and that finaldocumentation (as-built drawings and specs) is complete andappropriately filed.Assist with preparing bid and contract documents to supportprofessional services and construction.Possess an understanding of LEED and/or College’s sustainablepractices/policies as they relate to all phases of projectdevelopment, construction, and ongoing operations.Ensure campus architectural and landscape standards aremaintained in project design and construction.Understand the needs of Facilities maintenance services,routine/preventative maintenance, and long-term stewardship. Workwith other Facilities Departments to achieve these needs.Complete required reports and project minutes.Work with the City of Portland on project permitting andinspections.Understand energy/utility systems of the campuses and seekconservation opportunities and technologies.Coordinate project schedules with Campus users.Develop and maintain condition survey of existing space.Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to Collegerepresentatives or developer, including administrative staff andworkers. Master’s degree or a combination of education andrelevanttraining/experience.5-9 years of relevant experience.Experience with Project management software PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Develop project estimates and schedules.Track and monitor project budgets, including the ability toestimate projects.Monitor and maintain the annual capital project budgetlist. Additional Duties ResumeCover LetterDiversity Statement (details in applicationprocess) WHAT YOU’LL DO:Project Coordination (50%) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree, advanced training, or a combination ofeducation and relevant training/experience.2-5 years of relevant experience.Ability to work outside of the traditional working hours asproject needs require.Understanding of the College’s mission statement and MasterPlan and the ability to translate both into capital planning andprojects.Ability to work with a diverse community to understand andprioritize needs and wants and bring groups to consensus.Ability to develop designs with design professionals andcontractors.Ability to outline project development using written documentsand spreadsheets.Skills necessary for effective project management (i.e.documentation, contracts, scheduling, payment, constructionknowledge, change orders, building codes, meeting notes, and closeout procedures.)Knowledge of contract documents, payment request, changeorders, etc.Knowledge of the Oregon Specialty Building Codes, NationalElectrical Codes, NFPA 101, and AASHRAE & LEED Design Standardsand knowledge of the City of Portland’s Facilities PermittingProgram, the commercial building permitting, trade permits specialinspections and the Conditional Use Master PlattFamiliarity with use of current technology and software as itrelates to the fieldPossess effective communication and problem-solving skills, inoral, written and graphic modes.Maintain excellent organizational skills, and the ability tokeep track of multiple ongoing projects in various stages ofdevelopment and execution.Experience using CAD softwareExperience using graphic design or photo imaging software​ PAY RATE:$65,000 – $75,000 annually DOEBenefits Eligible: Yes Key staff member in supporting facilities personnel indelivering capital and operational projects.Participate in selection, training, and evaluation of theFacilities’ personnel.Provide leadership and strategic direction for department witha focus on the College’s culture, mission and vision.Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperationamong employees.Assist with building long-range objectives, strategies, andactions to achieve objectives.Assist with building and working with diverse teamseffectively. WORK SCHEDULE:Full time37.5 hrs/weekSome work outside traditional working hours required (as neededfor specific projects) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Requires some exertion, such as standing for long periods oftime, considerable walking, frequent bending, kneeling, reaching,and stooping. The work may include occasional lifting of moderatelyheavy objects, and may require specific but common physicalabilities.Repetitive Movements (50%)Bending (30%)Crawling (20%)Other (50%) – Sit, stand, and walk for extended periods oftime. Will be required to climb ladders, access roof tops,etc. Leadership and Management (25%)last_img read more

A step up the career ladder for Stagecoach South’s Jet

first_imgAn employee who recently completed an internal staff development programme has taken a step up the career ladder after being appointed as Assistant Operations Manager for Stagecoach South’s Chichester depot.Jeetinder Mattu from Aldershot, known as Jet, will support the Operations Manager, Mike Armitage, to oversee the day-to-day running of a fleet of 67 buses and a team of over 140 driving and supervisory staff.Jet joined Stagecoach in 2012 as a driver in Aldershot. He then progressed to the training team in 2013 working as a driving instructor and later a Driver CPC trainer.In 2018 he joined the Stagecoach Staff Development Programme, which is a national training programme that seeks to encourage and support staff to learn and gain management experience, opening up career prospects within the company.Jet says: “I learned a great deal from the staff development programme and I am looking forward to putting this learning into practice as we seek to grow our products and network to help our customers and communities across Chichester and Bognor Regis.”Gordon Frost, Operations Director, adds: “We’re committed to ensuring that we provide real opportunities for staff development and Jet’s appointment is testament to the success the staff development programme can bring our employees and benefit the business overall.”last_img read more

Suwannee Hulaween Lineup: String Cheese Incident, Thievery Corporation, New Deal, Big G, and more

first_imgUmmmmm….okkkk. So, what’s everybody doing for Halloween this year? Too early to start thinking about it? Think again. Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have announced the initial lineup for the 2nd annual Suwannee Hulaween bash, and it is out-of-this-world good.For the second year in a row, The String Cheese Incident will commandeer the festival with three separate performances over Halloween weekend, from October 31st to November 2nd at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The diverse lineup will include sets from Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, The New Deal, Beats Antique, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, EOTO, Conspirator, and a bevy of cohorts joining the party.Fans will also be treated to three nights of Cheese, along with a surprise-filled three-set show on Halloween. Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, SOSMP is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. At Suwanee Hulaween festivalgoers can get ready for the return of Spirit Lake – an artistic glowing menagerie of multimedia metalwork, paintings, sculptures, light projections and live performances that morphs the prehistoric-looking forest into a vivid dream-like space. With no overlapping sets throughout the weekend, attendees have plenty of time to wonder the mystical campgrounds abuzz with costumed fans and interactive theme camps. A limited number of early bird tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 24 for $149 including all taxes, fees and camping. For information on Ultimate Incident VIP Packages and additional details visit To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683.Stay tuned for additional artist announcements and theme nights!Suwannee Hulaween 2014 Initial Lineup:The String Cheese Incident (3 nights)Thievery CorporationBig GiganticBeats AntiqueThe New DealJoe Russo’s Almost DeadGreensky BluegrassEOTOConspiratorFuture RockNahko & Medicine For The PeopleRising AppalachiaThe Soul RebelsVan GhostThe Heavy PetsGreenhouse LoungeCopeand many more TBA!last_img read more

Grammy Museum Announces Digital Programming Initiatives Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

first_imgThe Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA is closed for the foreseeable future as the American public ditches social gatherings in public places to lessen the spread of COVID-19. The museum will look to adapt to the stay-at-home lifestyle which many around the world are partaking in with a new digital content initiative that will include the rollout of archival video interviews, slideshows from past exhibitions, staff curated Spotify playlists, educational content, and more.As the museum is closed through March 31st and possibly longer depending on the spread of the coronavirus, the new “Grammy Museum At Home” initiative will now counter the lack of on-site visitors by sharing never-before-released content from its digital archives available to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18th.Related: 25 Concert Films & Music Documentaries To Stream While You’re Self-QuarantiningSundays and Tuesdays will see the rollout of education lessons and learning activity content. Mondays, Wednesday, and Saturdays will see premieres of public program archive content that features intimate interviews with artists in the Clive Davis Theater. The first round of artists to be featured in the digital series include Billie Eilish, Bob Newhart, Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet, Larkin Poe, Scarypoolparty, X Ambassadors, and Yola. The Grammy Museum has hosted over 900 programs in its 12-year history, Billboard reports.Thursdays will feature Member Engagement Nights, while Fridays will feature At-Home Exhibit Explorations, featuring slideshow footage from past exhibitions beginning with “X: 40 Years of Punk.” Next week’s featured exhibit on Friday will be “Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Popular Music and the National Pastime.”Additionally, the museum’s daily staff picks Spotify playlist will feature songs picked out from all parts of the staff, including guest services and security team members.Related: Recording Academy Fires Deborah Dugan After Allegations Against OrganizationWatch the announcement on the museum’s new online initiative shared by president Michael Sticka below.Message From Grammy Museum President Michael Sticka[Video: GRAMMY Museum]Fans can head to the “Museum At Home” page of the museum’s website for more info.last_img read more

In a US first, New Orleans Finds Homes for All its Homeless Veterans

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore“More than 300 mayors have vowed to end military veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. New Orleans celebrated the new year by becoming the first city to do so,” reports the CS Monitor.On Jan. 2, social workers moved the city’s last known homeless veteran into his new apartment – becoming the first US city to effectively eliminate veteran homelessness. In total, the city has placed 227 veterans in housing since the start of 2014.The New Orleans model is being hailed by cities around the country who want to end homelessness, not just for veterans, but for anyone needing a permanent home.Here’s How 11 New Orleans Veterans Got Homes in Time for Holidays(READ the story from CS Monitor)Photo courtesy of UNITY of Greater New Orleans – Story tip from Kim CampbellAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

West Hollywood mayor addresses students

first_imgGrace Tourville Former resident of Walsh Hall and mayor of West Hollywood Lindsey Horvath speaks to students on her wide-ranging career including stints in activism, advertising and city politics.The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, the Gender Studies Program and ND Votes 2016 sponsored the lecture, titled “From Walsh Hall to City Hall.”“I am here to share with you that a degree in the Arts and Letters program is profitable. But more importantly, you can use that degree to make a difference,” Horvath said. “I had opportunities here that I would have never had anywhere. Here, we were able to talk about different issues, not only from an academic perspective, but from a values perspective. They really helped me understand how the lessons I was learning in the classroom can be applied to my real life.”After graduating from Notre Dame with a B.A. in political science and gender studies, Horvath worked in the entertainment advertising industry.“I was worried that I was contributing to the kind of culture we always discussed in my gender studies classes,” she said. “I was worried that I wasn’t contributing enough.”After moving to California from Los Angeles and beginning her career in creative advertising, Horvath said she met the mayor of Los Angeles while co-founding a local chapter of the National Organization for Women.“I knew from a very young age that I was called to be of service,” she said. “The government and law — that’s how I wanted to make a difference. I felt that I could use that to make a difference.”Horvath worked on multiple local commissions after serving a short term on the West Hollywood city council after receiving an appointment through a special election held among the other council members. At the end of her special term, she ran for the position in the 2011 election but lost. She continued to grow her career in entertainment by working at a tech startup in Los Angeles and starting her own advertising company.Horvath said during this time, she considered herself an activist and was very involved with her local community.“During that time, life was not very centered, not very balanced,” she said. “I didn’t know where I was going. My friend, the mayor, came to me saying ‘I’m not going to seek re-election,’ and I worried because she was the only woman on the city council. So I asked her, ‘Who is going to run?’ And she said, ‘You are.’”Horvath said her friend’s encouragement prompted her to once again run for city council. The West Hollywood city council elects its mayor, and on March 3, the same night Horvath was elected onto city council, she officially became the mayor of West Hollywood.Horvath said her policy focuses on helping the most marginalized sections of society, including LGBT homeless teens. She prides herself on bringing what she calls “new ways of thinking” to the political community.“Throughout that process, I came from someone who was outright rejected, to someone who was embraced by the community,” Horvath said. “Statistically, it’s proven that women needed to be asked about nine times before they consider running for office. So for the women in the room, consider this the first time you’re being asked.”According to Horvath, more than 50 percent of West Hollywood’s residents are less than 40 years old, but she is the only member of the city council that is under 40. She tries to encourage young people to get involved with the local government by creating task forces that younger generations can be involved with.“A new generation of leadership isn’t just important — it is essential,” Horvath said. “It is essential for the way our society works. Our generation has so much to offer. I see the potential for this generational divide to tear us apart — that’s one of the reasons that I want to create age-friendly communities.”Horvath encouraged all students to follow their passions, attributing her current to success to the passions she discovered at Notre Dame.“Pursuing your passion is always worth it. I worked hard [at Notre Dame], and here is where I learned how to be myself and that’s exactly how I am able to do the things I do,” she said. “Letting people know who you are and what you’re about not only helps other people figure out who they are, but helps you better understand who you truly are.”Tags: Arts and Letters, city council, Hollywood, mayor, West Hollywood Notre Dame alumna Lindsey Horvath has been called to do many things since her graduation from the University in 2004. Horvath, who spoke at Geddes Hall on Monday, has been an activist, an advertising executive and, now, a mayor over the course of her professional career.“You never know when you’re going to be called up to do the thing you’re meant to do,” she said. “But trust me, you’re ready to do the thing you are meant to do, no matter when you’re called to do it.”last_img read more