first_imgEquipment:As specified for the particular job. Working Conditions:Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.Normal office or classroom or outside environment. Some travel andweekend work are required. Project or program may require abilityto drive a car for local or distant travel for consultation,training, meetings, or on-site demonstrations. Must be able tobend, stoop, reach and lift for retrieving/maintaining files andfor setting up multimedia equipment. Must be able to move betweenbuildings, offices, and classrooms. Other:Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff,students, and the public. Excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills.Independent decision-making and problem-solving ability. Mustdemonstrate effective project promotion skills, and, the ability todevelop and maintain strong working relations with internal andexternal agencies and entities. Preferred Experience:N/A PROGRAM COORDINATORPosting Number: SRGV4967Number of Vacancies: 1Location: Edinburg, TexasDepartment: SustainabilityFLSA: ExemptScope of Job:To assist in the operation of the Office for Sustainabilityprograms and/or multiple projects, exercising independent judgmentand authority as required. Responsible for all phases of theprograms, including budget recommendations, program selection,staff supervision, recommendations for future planning, andinnovation. Additional Information:UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location issubject to change based on need.All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal backgroundcheck (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approvalfrom the Chief Human Resources Officer. Special Instructions to Applicants:Dear Applicant,Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting anyconfidential information from the documents you attach with yourapplication. The confidential information includes thefollowing:*Date of Birth*Gender*Ethnicity/RacePlease make sure that you omit this information prior tosubmission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwardingyour application to the department as per your submission. TheUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right todiscontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close dateof this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three(3) calendar days.If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site athttps://careers.utrgv.edufor detailed contact information.center_img Physical Capabilities: N/AEmployment Category: Full-TimeMinimum Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosted Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date: 03/29/2021Grant Funded Position: NoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date:EEO Statement:It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley topromote and ensure equal employment opportunities for allindividuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, genetic information or protected veteran status. Inaccordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rightsact of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americanswith Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University iscommitted to comply with all government requirements and ensuresnon discrimination in it’s education programs and activities,including employment. To apply, visit Description of Duties:• Coordinates programs to ensure that implementation and prescribedactivities are carried out in accordance with specifiedobjectives.• Supervises and manages the day-to-day activities and personnel ofthe assigned programs.• Develops and supervises the implementation of multiple projectsor programs.• Participates in budget planning and is responsible forcontrolling expenditures in accordance with budget allocations forthe program.• Assists others in writing and developing proposals for fundinggrants.• Coordinates the various activities of the program.• Coordinates long and short-term programs, including performingfeasibility studies and estimating the cost of the program.• Represents department in official functions.• Reviews program records and reports of activities and recommendsmodifications to methods or procedures as required.• Drafts brochures, letters, agendas, and contracts.• May plan, develop, organize, and coordinate research and surveydesigns.• Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars related to theprogram’s mission and goals.• Supervises and organizes seminars, conferences, andpresentations.• Provides appropriate reports as required for the project orprogram.• Provides ongoing staff development, on site demonstrations andfield-based experiences related to project or program.• Conducts formal training or gives instruction regarding programpolicies and procedures.• Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships withinternal/external departments/agencies and other organizationsassociated with and/or receiving benefit from the program.• May coordinate and oversee tutorial, counseling, teaching, and/ortraining activities of the program.• Performs other duties as assigned. Supervision Received:General direction from the assigned supervisor.Supervision Given:Supervises assigned staff.Required Education:Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accrediteduniversityPreferred Education:Master’s degree in Sustainability or with a Sustainability focuspreferredLicenses/Certifications:None.Required Experience:• Three (3) years of experience performing closely related duties,including program planning/coordination or related experience insustainability programs, or• One (1) year of the required experience with a Master’s degree,or• Five (5) years of the required experience with an AssociateDegree or 60 hours of College Credit, or jeid-25b51576bd07cd488d656ce09c980bf4last_img read more

Immediate revocation and indefinite disqualification for Victory Travel

first_imgTC Kevin Rooney revokes and disqualifies to safeguard the public following continued concern over poor maintenance and company-wide shortcomingsFareham-based Victory Travel and its sole Director Paul Donald were disqualified indefinitely from holding or obtaining a PSV O-Licence after Traffic Commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney immediately revoked the company’s six-vehicle licence. He also disqualified Mr Donald indefinitely from acting as a Transport Manager (TM). The company attended a PI in 2014 where they were granted a licence for six vehicles, rather than the requested eightThe company, of Cranleigh Road, Fareham, failed to attend a Bristol Public Inquiry (PI).In his decision the TC said that the company had previously attended a PI relating to a variation application in 2014, when he granted authority for six vehicles rather than the eight vehicles requested. At the same time, he revoked the licence of Vision Coaches, of which Mr Donald was the Director.DVSA had carried out a series of maintenance investigations. The first was in June 2015. Two prohibitions were issued, inspection intervals had been exceeded, and some records were missing. No brake tests were recorded and no effective quality system was in place.  The company had major shortcomings across every area, and the drivers’ hours’ systems were found sadly wanting by the TEA follow-up maintenance investigation took place in September 2016. The majority of the shortcomings identified in June 2015 were still evident – of concern was that a condition on the licence for alternative safety inspections to be conducted by an independent contractor was no longer being complied with.  In parallel, DVSA became aware that a vehicle lost a nearside outer wheel while travelling northbound on the M3 on 26 November 2016. A further investigation identified that the company had been in the habit of checking the wheelnuts but to a torque setting of 700Nm.The manufacturer’s specification was for wheelnuts to be tightened to 600 Nm. The company had disposed of the subject hub and wheel studs so no further investigation was possible. Driver defect reporting had, in the vehicle examiner’s words, “appeared to have fallen by the wayside in the middle of 2016”.On 16 September 2016, a DVSA traffic examiner (TE) conducted an audit of the company’s traffic management systems. The outcome was unsatisfactory. The findings were highly relevant in relation to Mr Donald’s repute as a TM. He noted in particular that the TE reported that the digital tachograph data files showed that a vehicle had not been downloaded since April 2015 and five drivers had not had their driver cards downloaded within the specified 28 days, with times varying between 56 and 373 days. On 11 January, PC Michael Goddard of Greater Manchester Police notified the Office of the Senior Traffic Commissioner that, on 7 January, a vehicle had dropped off Crystal Palace football supporters in Bolton Town Centre ahead of an FA Cup tie. That was contrary to an industry-wide set of guidelines designed to reduce the risk of violence at football matches.This was a case where one individual was the company and it was appropriate to pierce the corporate veil. The company had major shortcomings across every area, and the drivers’ hours systems were found sadly wanting by the TE. He commented that no single person within the company has responsibility for ensuring that the downloads were completed. That might be how it appeared but it was not correct. The TM was responsible, plain and simple. He had also failed to ensure that vehicles were inspected on time, had discontinued the external audit inspections without agreement and had allowed the driver defect reporting system to fall in to misuse. Given that the company disposed of the evidence, the TM was culpable for the loss of a wheel from a coach on the M3 in November 2016 because he had allowed the wheelnuts to be over-tightened on a systemic basis. The loss of a commercial vehicle wheel at motorway speeds could have a devastating effect. The breadth and seriousness of the shortcomings, affecting all management systems and producing potentially lethal results, meant that Victory Travel and Paul Donald had each forfeited their good repute and that more than just mere revocation was necessary to safeguard public safety.last_img read more

Many who delay sex are happier as adults

first_imgUnited Press International: U.S. teens who delay having sex may have more satisfying romantic relationships in adulthood, but were less likely to get married, researchers say.Paige Harden of The University of Texas at Austin said the study found those who had a later first sexual experience were less likely to be married and had fewer romantic partners in adulthood.Harden said it’s possible people who have their first sexual encounter later might be pickier in choosing romantic and sexual partners, but more research is needed.Read the whole story: United Press International More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Danny Salazar thanks fans for support following shoulder surgery

first_img Ashley Bastock CLEVELAND– Indians pitcher Danny Salazar took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank fans for their support following his shoulder surgery.“This has been one of the hardest moments of my career just battling the last 6 months trying to get healthy to do what I love the most,” Salazar wrote on social media. “Sadly went to surgery yesterday and can’t play this season, but I’m writing this just to say thank you for all your support.”Salazar underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Monday. He won’t be able to throw for 12 to 16 weeks. Dr. Keith Meister, the Texas Rangers team physician, performed an arthroscopic debridement and bursectomy on his right shoulder.The starter came to spring training with a sore shoulder, and has not thrown in a game at any level this season. He has dealt with arm issues since 2016, when he was an All-Star. Related TopicsClevelandCleveland IndiansDanny SalazarDanny Salazar InjuryIndiansMLBcenter_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Chelsea and United want Bakayoko, Sun say

first_imgGenoa winger Diego Laxalt has again been touted for a move to Chelsea, this time by the Daily Mirror, which also reports that Diego Costa is set to be offered a new contract at the Bridge.Laxalt was recently linked with a move to west London after his agent Vincenzo D’Ippolito claimed Conte is keen to snap up the 23-year-old.Now D’Ippolito is quoted as saying: “Genoa believe in him, but they are always open to selling their players for the right offer.“Conte had been scouting Laxalt when he was in Italy and he’d love to take Laxalt to Chelsea now.” Chelsea are not chasing James Rodriguez, The Sun now say.The Real Madrid midfielder has been linked with the Blues during successive transfer windows despite no approach being made.He has duly been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United ahead of next month’s window, with both clubs supposedly battling to sign him.The Sun now say Chelsea have been put off by Real’s asking price, which is apparently £60m.Mikel attracting interest, says agentThe Sun also say John Mikel Obi, who is expected to leave Chelsea in January, could move to China.His agent John Shittu has told the newspaper that a number of clubs are interested in the Nigeria midfielder.Shittu said: “It’s very likely he will leave Chelsea in January. There are many teams interested in the player.“In the past we spoke with Inter Milan but now there are a lot of Italian clubs that want him. I will not reveal the names, but there are other Italians teams on his trail.“And beware: even in UK, Spain, Germany and even in China know the value of the player and requested information about him.” Barcelona youngster linked Chelsea are among a number of clubs monitoring Barcelona teenager Marc Cucurella, according to a report in Spain.Tottenham and Everton are named by Spanish outlet Sport as also being interested in the 18-year-old left-back, who is part of Barca’s B team.Cucurella is out of contract next summer and as a result is able to discuss a move with foreign clubs in January.PSG join Blues in hunt for Van Dijk – MirrorEmbed from Getty Images Real Madrid are reportedly in negotiations to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.A report from Madrid-based radio station Onda Cero, picked up by Goal, claims the Spanish giants have opened discussions with the Chelsea goalkeeper’s representatives and may table a €25m (£21.1m) bid.PSV want Van Ginkel return – MetroEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea will compete with Manchester United for the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko, The Sun say.It comes after The Guardian and The Telegraph both suggested that the Blues are interested in Bakayoko and his Monaco team-mate Djibril Sidibé.AdChoices广告Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte and technical director Michael Emenalo recently watched Monaco play Tottenham in the Champions League.The match was shortly before Chelsea played Spurs, but it has nevertheless been claimed that they were there to watch midfielder Bakayoko and full-back Sidibe.The Rodriguez sagaEmbed from Getty Images  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x Final Photos Taken Just Seconds Before Tragedy Struck x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Remember Her? Take a Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like Now x Mom Has No Idea Why Vacation Photo Went Viral, then She Looks in the Background x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Paris Saint-Germain are the latest admirers of Virgil Van Dijk, claim the Daily Mirror, who had previously linked the Southampton defender with a move to Chelsea.Manchester City and Everton are also said to be interested in Van Dijk, who only signed a new six-year deal last season.More Courtois speculationEmbed from Getty Images The Express have picked up on Spanish newspaper Don Balon claiming that Chelsea are looking to sign Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal at the end of the season.The Chile midfielder, 29, played under Antonio Conte at Juventus as is one of several of the Blues boss’ former players to have been tipped to join him at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have a £42m bid ready and would need to be in the Champions League in order to convince Vidal to join them, it is claimed.Agent still touting LaxaltEmbed from Getty Images PSV Eindhoven are said to interested in re-signing Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel.Metro quotes the club’s technical director Marcel Brands as saying the 24-year-old “is on our list”.Van Ginkel spent the latter half of last season on loan at PSV and has only featured in the Under-23s for Chelsea so far this season.“The question is now with our technical staff,” Brands is quoted as saying.“We need to look even if he is feasible. We have not checked with Chelsea.” Conte keen to keep Batshuayi – Guardian Chelsea will reject any approaches to take Michy Batshuayi on loan, The Guardian say.There has been speculation over the striker’s future, with West Ham reportedly planning to make an approach for him.The Guardian say that will be rejected because Conte believes it would be better for Batshuayi’s development for him to remain at Chelsea.The summer signing from Marseille is expected to make his first Premier League start against Bournemouth on Boxing Day, when Diego Costa will be suspended.West Ham are also said to be interested in Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek and back-up goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.Blues apparently want VidalEmbed from Getty Images Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

F1 champ Lewis Hamilton says lack of racing has left a ‘big void’ in his life as bosses prepare for June return

first_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Omg this is awesome 🙂 Most awesome bullfighting festival REAL vs FAKE GOLD Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 FORMULA ONE bosses are gearing up to finally launch the new season — as Lewis Hamilton said it left a “big void” in his life.Chief executive Chase Carey yesterday claimed that the sport is “increasingly confident” of getting started despite June’s French Grand Prix becoming the 10th race to be postponed due to Covid-19.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesLewis Hamilton has spoken of the ‘big void’ the lack of racing is having on his lifeCredit: Getty Images – GettyIt was confirmed July’s British GP at Silverstone will be behind closed doors, providing the Government give the OK.Six-time world champ Hamilton said on Instagram: “I miss racing every day. When you live and breathe something you love, when it’s gone then there is definitely a big void.“This is the first time since I was eight that I haven’t started a season.”Sun Sport revealed on Sunday how F1 chiefs identified the Austrian GP on July 5 as a start date.Carey said: “Although it was announced that the French Grand Prix due to take place in late June will not be going ahead, we are now increasingly confident with the progress of our plans to begin our season this summer.”Silverstone supremo Stuart Pringle has written to ticket holders to break the bad news that they will not be allowed in.However, he is working with F1 and the Government to find a solution for it still to be staged and shown on TV.He added: “Racing behind closed doors is something for the government to decide but it was very encouraging that the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport indicated over the weekend that they were keen to start a dialogue between medical officials and people in sport.“We are working with F1, DCMS and medical professionals to see if we can put a British GP behind closed doors. “This is the 70th anniversary of F1 and the first race was at our track. We want it to happen at our circuit but the logistics and costs are being worked on.”Pringle revealed Silverstone would be dishing out free tickets for the 2021 British GP to NHS staff and key workers.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today Hamilton urges people to wash their hands to avoid catching contagious coronavirus   Source: Motorsport – read more