Beau Lund May 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Favorite Justify wins the 144th Kentucky Derby during an historic day at Churchill Downs Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRobb Carr/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Justify took home the Kentucky Derby crown at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening, defeating the competition on the wettest day in the race’s history.Justify ran the race, which is 1 1/4 miles in length, in 2:04:20, according to ESPN. Local meteorologists reported more than two and a half inches of rain fell on Louisville, more than any other Derby race, making it an historically wet day.Justify is the sixth consecutive pre-race favorite to win the Derby, the longest such streak in race history, according to ESPN. It is also the ninth undefeated winner in Derby history.Another record, dubbed a hex by the racing community, was also snapped on Saturday. Justify became the first horse since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year-old, ending a 136 year drought.Hall of Famer Mike Smith was Justify’s jockey in the race.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRIVERSIDE, Calif.-Tuesday, former Salt Lake C.C. men’s basketball standouts continued their busy week of moving on to four-year institutions.Former Bruins guard Jordan Gilliam committed to continuing his playing career at Division I UC Riverside of the Big West. The Highlanders were 9-22 last season and 4-12 in conference games.Gilliam, a freshman out of Houston, played just one season for the Bruins, averaging 6.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.Gilliam was instrumental in Salt Lake C.C.’s success last season, playing in 31 games on the season.There are now three Bruins who have moved on to play at four-year institutions. Monday, guard Dalven Brushier moved on to Division II Western Oregon and skilled big man Kur Kuath has gone to Oklahoma. June 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Gilliam of SLCC Basketball Moves On To UC Riverside Tags: Jordan Gilliam/SLCC Men’s Basketball/UC Riverside Highlanders Written by Brad James
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Physical Demands of Position Description of University Position TitleExceptional Children’s Teacher Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Minimum Qualifications Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Knowledge, Skills, & Mindsets Required for this Position: Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well-being ofstudents.Ability to motivate students.Strong command of instructional strategies geared to reachstudents at all ability levels.Strong command of differentiation strategies for all studentlearners.Strong command of summative and formative assessmentstrategies.Strong time management skills.Strong command of behavior management skills.Ability to maintain a clean and orderly learningenvironment.Effective interpersonal skills that would promote meaningfulcommunication with student families and the community.Commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse studentpopulation.Commitment to being a teacher leader and an effective teamplayer.Commitment to professional learning and development. License/Certification Required AA/EEO Statement The Exceptional Children’s teacher will play an integral role indeveloping a robust academic program for students in aself-contained classroom. They are expected to guide students intheir social, emotional, and academic development.Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are notlimited to the following: We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. Degree in special education – adapted. Suggested Salary RangeNC public schools salary scale. Minimum payment will matchcurrent salary. Position Number094301 Develops and implements an instructional plan to meet the needsof students with disabilities.Develops and implements annual Individualized EducationalProgram ( IEP ) plans for students, including present levels ofeducational performance, special education needs, instructionalgoals and objectives, and the special education and relatedservices required to meet those goals.Provides research-based specialized instruction to address theinstructional goals and objectives contained within each student’sIEP .Uses diagnostic information obtained from tests and otherassessment procedures to update IEPs as needed.Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructionalobjectives.Employs various teaching techniques, methods, and principles oflearning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.Delivers instruction using appropriate accommodations andmodifications.Follows state-mandated due process procedures andfunctions.Monitors student behavior, maintains discipline, deescalatesinappropriate behaviors, teaches appropriate behavioral strategies,and restrains students when necessary in accordance withestablished laws and regulations.Assists students with disabilities with their personal andself-help needs, such as eating, toileting, and other essentialtasks that the students are not able to perform by themselves.Collaborates regularly with regular education teachers toensure students are receiving appropriate classroom accommodationsand to help teachers understand student IEPs.Communicates with parents regarding their child’s educationalprogress via periodic written progress reports.Acts as a case coordinator for assigned students; consults withcommunity resources, school support professionals, and parents tobetter understand and meet student needs.Maintains student records in accordance with North Carolina’spolicies governing services for children with disabilities.Complies with state and federal education statutes.Treats all students in a fair and equitable manner.Interacts effectively with students, colleagues, parents, andcommunity members.Follows a plan for professional development and demonstratesevidence of growth. Typical physical demands of a position within a classroomenvironment including, teachers must be able to lift up to 50pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. Will need to beable to move comfortably, from standing to sitting to working onthe floor, in order to interact effectively with thechildren. Please attach required documents: Cover LetterResumeList a minimum of 3 professional references in the applicationor attach a List of References with Contact Information DepartmentASU/RCOE Lab School – 260850 Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Hold or be eligible for a North Carolina Teaching License inspecial education – adapted. Quick Linkhttps://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/27909
Oxford University Rugby Football Club’s Women’s team triumphed over Cambridge, while the men were defeated by the light blues.The day at Twickenham Stadium, London, began with Oxford edging out Cambridge 3-0 in the 30th Women’s Varsity Match.The result marks a turnaround from last year, when Cambridge resoundingly beat Oxford 52-0.The only points on the board came at the fifteen-minute mark, with Blues captain and Wadham historian Catherine Wilcock notching three points from a penalty.During the remainder of the first half, Oxford briefly went down to 13 players. The second half of the match saw Cambridge consistently unable to break down the Oxford defence despite seeing more of the ball.Wadham Chemistry student Sophie Trott was named BBC’s player of the match in a win which totals Oxford Women’s nineteenth Varsity victory.Nicole Lester, MSc student in Applied Statistics at Brasenose who was in attendance at Twickenham, commented, “The women’s match was great fun—pity that the support for them wasn’t as good as for the men’s side. Both teams were really good—I would say Cambridge were the better attacking side, but Oxford’s strong defence pulled through! The woman of the match was really well deserved, and congrats to her and the Oxford team!”However, the men’s team were on the end of a 23-18 defeat to Cambridge in front of a crowd of 23,087 at the 135th Men’s Varsity Match.After missing his first penalty of the day, Oxford fly-half Basil Strang opened the scoring by sending home his second, giving Oxford, the defending champions, the lead.The dark blues dominated the game immediately following Strang’s penalty, but two minutes before the end of the first half, Cambridge scored and converted the first try of the match to lead 7-3 at half time.Oxford’s Strang notched some more points from another penalty just after the break, followed up five minutes later by a Cambridge penalty to make it 10-6 to the light blues. Oxford then conceded a penalty by Fraser Gillies.18 minutes before the end of the match, Henry Hughes won a try for Oxford. Cambridge reasserted their lead and Gillies at first misfired a penalty attempt, before later scoring to make it 16-13.With eight minutes left to play, Oxford missed a kick for goal. Cambridge’s Rory Triniman turned home a try which Gillies skilfully converted to make it 23-13.Oxford tried to fight back in the last moments of the match through Ed Davies’ try. The conversion was missed, leaving the score at 23-18 to Cambridge as the final whistle blew.Second-year English student Ewan Davis described the late fightback as “heartbreaking”. He added, “Although close at points with a few strong performances, it was, ultimately, a disappointing game.”Oscar Davies, an Earth Sciences student at St Anne’s, also in his second year, described Twickenham as having “an air of disappointment in the stadium, but a good game nonetheless.”The result marks the women’s team’s first victory in this fixture since 2014, while the Cambridge men’s team celebrate breaking their drought of being without a win since 2010.
The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will hold auditions on Saturday, May 7th for Middle School youth and High School students interested in musical theatre, music and dance.Auditions will be held at the Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ. Students entering 5th grade in the Fall of 2016 – current High School seniors will have the opportunity to audition for the summer Junior Company productions of Cinderella (G2K version) and Footloose the Musical!The OCTC Junior Company is for youth who have a deep passion for musical theatre. High School students will also be considered for OCTC’s award winning Spotlight Performers Show Choir.This select group of singers and dancers will have a busy summer performing in Ocean City’s July 4th Festivities, Baby Parade, Night in Venice and many other special community events.All kids and youth interested in auditioning should prepare 32 bars or about 30 seconds of any musical theatre song.A piano player will be provided. Please bring sheet music or a CD with a background track.Auditions will kick off at 11 AM. Students will sing first and dance/movement audition will follow. Please plan to spend a good amount of time at the Music Pier for the audition process!Click here for specific information and instructions on how you can attend the May 7th audition. Questions can be sent to [email protected] or you may call 609-398-1118.
Bookings are now being taken for the Bakers’ Fair North, to be held at Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium on Sunday 19 October.Entry to the fair will be free for trade visitors, allowing access to a wide range of bakery-related businesses. One of last year’s visitors, John Love, product develop- ment manager at Cooplands of Doncaster said: “We enjoyed the show and got a lot out of it. We bought a cutting machine and looked at a forming machine from Mono, which is now on trial.”To pre-book your pass, register online at [http://www.bakersfair.co.uk] or call 01792 365906.
October has been another busy month and one that has asked questions about how we can shape the future of the Parole Board.Justice Select Committee, 10 OctoberI appeared at the Justice Select Committee on 10 October to speak about the work of the Parole Board and how the prison population can be safely reduced, as part of the “Prison Population 2022: planning for the future inquiry.”The evidence I gave showed the work being done by the Parole Board and its justice partners to reduce delays caused by unnecessary deferrals and adjournments — important work which I spoke about in my last blog. I also spoke about the fact that the backlog of outstanding parole cases that had occurred after the 2013 Osborn Booth & Reilly Supreme Court Judgment has been cleared. This backlog had a peak of over 3000 prisoners in 2015 and it was a huge success to eliminate it. To do this we had to completely change how we worked and now hold more oral hearings than we have ever held before (and 5 times the amount held in 2005/6!).Despite the success of getting rid of the backlog, the number of parole eligible prisoners remains at a high level and we cannot stop working and innovating to ensure that they are provided with fair and timely hearings.The IPP sentencePrisoners sentenced under the Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) are a contributing factor to the high prison population. My evidence to the Justice Select Committee explained that there are many reasons why the IPP population isn’t going down as quickly as we would like.The IPP sentence was abolished in 2012, but not retrospectively, and many prisoners remain in custody years after their original tariff has expired. Since the abolition of the sentence, the headline IPP prison population has now fallen by 57% — from a peak of 6,080 in 2012 down to 2,598 by 30 September 2018. These cases are some of the most complex that come before the Board and so, despite increased progression rates in recent years, there is further work to be done across the system.Whilst this progress is encouraging, the number of IPP prisoners recalled to custody continues to rise. Without further legislative change the legacy of IPP prisoners will remain for many years to come, not least because and it can be expected that the rate of progression will slow down as the number of IPP prisoners in the system falls.IPP Families Event in ParliamentOn 17 October I spoke at a policy launch event on ‘The Secondary Pains for Family Members of Indeterminate Imprisonment’. The research by Drs Harry Annison and Rachel Condry (from the Universities of Southampton and Oxford respectively) examines the challenges faced by family members of prisoners sentenced to the indeterminate Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentence.What is clear is that the Parole Board can play its part to help family members of IPP prisoners. For example, the work we are carrying out to reduce the number of deferrals — we know the impact such delays have on prisoners and their families.Another way we can help is by doing our main role well — ensuring that we continue to deliver timely hearings in a safe manner. To do that we need a steady stream of members joining the Parole Board.New Members Joining on 1 NovemberOn 1 November we welcome 25 new members to the Parole Board (13 judicial members and 12 psychiatrist members). This comes at an important time — a lot of our members came to the end of the tenure in September 2018 and we need these new members to fill the gaps that our very experienced former colleagues have left. We held a great New Members Training event in Derbyshire last week and I am sure that our new 2018 cohort will be a credit to the Board.Welcome CarolineAnd last — but by no means least — Caroline Corby starts her tenure as permanent Chair of the Parole Board on 1 November. She has been our Interim Chair since the Spring and I have every confidence that she is the right person to guide us through the reforms that are happening, and help make the Board more effective than ever before.
Cash was overtaken by non-cash payments for the first time ever last year.Figures published today by the Payments Council show that cash payments made by consumers, businesses and financial organisations in the UK fell to 48% last year (from 52% in 2013).Cash is still the most popular way for consumers to pay- used for 52% of payments in 2014- however this is expected to drop below 50% in 2016. This is partly because younger consumers say they are less reliant on cash.The number of cash machines also increased reaching a new high of 69,382. This has led to 91% of consumers using the machines to withdraw cash at least once a month. There is no prediction for cash to disappear.According to Sage Payments Payment Landscape report, consumers are looking for innovative ways to pay.The research found that over 25% of consumers said they were more likely to shop somewhere which offers a greater range of, or more innovative, payments methods. 22% also said they would adopt contactless payment within the next year.The report said: “The clear message is “this is not the time to be treading water”, yet our survey suggests that many UK businesses are doing just that. Shoppers appear to have a greater appetite for innovation than retailers and are noticing the disconnect.”Cash is set to see an overhaul over the next years, as the introduction of a new 12-sided £1 coin is expected to enter circulation in 2015. Plastic £5 and £10 notes are also set to be introduced by the bank of England in 2016 and 2017.
There’s no denying the keyboard mastery of John Medeski. Whether its the psycehdelic jazz fusion of Medeski, Martin & Wood, the gospel soul of The Word, or even his recent sit-in with Antibalas at the Brooklyn Bowl, the man is an undeniable talent. This time around, he’s lending his talents to a new group called Saudade, alongside members of Deftones and Bad Brains.The full lineup features guitarist Dr. Know, of the hardcore punk group Bad Brains, as well as Deftones’ vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno. Mackie Jayson and Chuck Doom complete this eclectic lineup, and the band has also released their very first track. Titled “Saudade,” the eponymous tune is beyond epic.Listen to “Saudade” below, and visit the band’s new BitTorrent page to download the band’s song and video. You can also join a mailing list to find out more information about this new exciting group.
On Friday, May 26th, LCD Soundsystem delivered a headlining performance on the first night of Sasquatch! Music Festival at the legendary Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. During their set–a replacement for Frank Ocean‘s cancelled performance–frontman James Murphy candidly shared some news that fans of the band have been eagerly awaiting since their reunion in 2016. LCD Soundsystem’s new album is “finally done, feel like we knocked it out of the park on this one.”In a post on the band’s Facebook page today, the vocalist went into greater detail about the recently completed album, what still needs to be done to get it ready for the public, and the (loose) timeframe for its eventual release, in typically rambling James Murphy fashion:hello humans. this is just a note to say that we’re done with the record. like, totally done with the music and mixing. just some art stuff to finish, but it’s been mastered already and the lacquers are winging their way to the pressing plant (which is, i think, where they’ll make the mothers and stampers, etc.). i’ve been wrangling the fastest route between final mix and record release for the past few weeks so that there isn’t such a lag, and i think it’ll be soon. 6 weeks is the very fastest, i think, but it will likely be longer than that. just trying to get all the ducks in a row so that there’s someone with a catcher’s mitt waiting at each stage. we mixed the last song last wednesday, and korey ran to (a national overnight carrier) to get it to bob weston over at Chicago Mastering Service for the next morning. then we took off to play sasquatch in washington, and now i’m home proofreading lyrics and credits and all that crap. sorry it took so long, honestly. i didn’t think it would, but i, once again, underestimated the distractions inherent in touring and living a “life”. this will be the last record at the original DFA Studios, as we’re closing that down after the building was sold, so there’s a lot to digest for me. i’ve been there nearly 20 years now, and i wasn’t a particularly young man when it opened, so there’s that.anyway, be well, thank you for yr patience (even when it manifested as semi-angry “where the fuck is the RECORD< james!” posts!) and very much looking forward to getting this to you.-james The album–the group’s first since their 2010 pre-breakup LP This Is Happening–will feature the two songs the band released earlier this month, “Call The Police” and “American Dream,” as well as “Tonight” (premiered during their 5-night, venue-opening run at Brooklyn Steel last month) and several more as-of-yet unheard tracks. The band recently appeared on Saturday Night Live, where they debuted “American Dream” and “Call The Police” to the masses unable to attend the Brooklyn Steel shows (where photos and videos were explicitly prohibited by the band). You can get excited for LCD Soundsystem’s long-awaited new album by watching video of the Brooklyn-based band perform “Call the Police” and “American Dream” on Saturday Night Live below:“Call The Police”“American Dream”