10 Race Prep Tips You Need to Know

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DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 5K, 10K, half marathon – oh my!Whether you just signed up for your first race or you are a seasoned runner hitting the circuit often, we have ten race prep tips that you need to know.“As with most things in life, running is about finding balance,” says Laura Podschun, Assistant Professor at Adventist University of Health Sciences and Director of the Florida Hospital Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency.As a marathon runner and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Podschun shares her expert advice for balancing your body and mind to best prep for your next big race.Set your goal“Training isn’t just about running a distance; it’s about preparing your body physically and mentally to achieve a goal,” says Podschun. “The training period should be paced with a realistic and healthy plan that will create a personally rewarding and safe race experience,” she continues.For some, they want to set a personal record, for others, they might simply want to just finish the race. Defining these goals will get you off on the right foot. Then, the real work begins.Assess your fitnessPodschun suggests, “Understanding your current fitness level, as well as your target race date and distance, will allow you to set a training schedule that safely works.” Be realistic and honest about where you are and where you need to be so that you don’t run too hard during training or early in a race, which could cause injuries.Check your health“If you are new to running and exercising and have not seen your primary care doctor in a while for a general health check-up, you might want to make that appointment first,” recommends Podschun. You’ll want to confirm that you don’t have any limitations or health issues that could put you in danger by training for a race.Set your paceUp to a half marathon, your longest training run should be the distance of the race, but you should gradually work up to that distance. Most importantly, Podschun adds, “Don’t increase your total weekly mileage by more than ten percent per week.” This will help you calculate how long you need to train to safely get to your peak race distance mileage.Check-in with your bodyPodschun points out that you shouldn’t ignore aches and pains if they are not going away. “During training, it’s common to have soreness or slight pain, but after a few days of rest, most of these harmless muscle twinges should go away.”If you start to have a sharp pain or a chronic pain that is not resolving itself with rest, seek a medical evaluation and treatment as soon as possible. “Even with an injury, rest and physical therapy can often allow you to continue training for a race by providing other strength and conditioning exercises that keep your fitness up and allow you heal,” she explains.Stay consistent“The training period is the time to find out what hydration, nutrition and running gear works best for you,” says Podschun. Once you find your perfect mix, stick with it. Podschun recommends bringing your own hydration drinks or tablets so that your body knows what to expect on race day. Even the slightest change in gear or nutrition can throw you off.RestPodschun exclaims, “You want to go into a race with fresh legs!” Make sure you have an appropriate resting period by not doing your speed work or longer runs in the few days leading up to the race. Stay warmed up and well trained, but give your major muscles some rest.Get race-readyHave a race day plan to arrive with plenty of time to mentally and physically prepare yourself. Podschun advises, “You don’t want to be rushing to find parking and lose your time to relax and warm up.” She continues, “Allow time to get settled, do some drills, keep your muscles warm and remind yourself of your race goal before you enter the lineup.”Stay hydratedPodschun warns, “When you’re running hard for several days in a row, you could still be dehydrated from prior days’ runs.” Each body is different in how much it sweats and its unique balance of water and electrolytes. Stay attuned to your body’s hydration needs, especially in the Florida heat and during longer distances runs. Drink plenty of water, and if you need it, replace electrolytes with whatever sports drink or replacement products work best for you.Practice gratitudeYou trained for months and your body is ready to get through the race physically. Finishing the race, on the other hand, boils down to your mental fitness. Podschun suggests being prepared to coach yourself through the race using whatever mental strategies keep you happy, positive and focused on reaching your goal.Also, be gentile with yourself. If you aren’t on pace to achieve your personal record for one race, celebrate what you did accomplish and shoot for it next time. Bringing gratitude into your race creates a mind-body balance with your running, making it a more fun, healthful and fulfilling part of your life.Podschun concludes, “Running for over 30 years and finishing over 15 marathons- I’ve run for many different reasons.” “Sometimes I’ve pushed myself to achieve major personal records, and at different times, I’ve had to let other things in my life take priority while running just for fun or as a stress reliever.” “My best advice – above all – is to align racing with your life’s balance.” “For the most joy, let running be what it should be at whatever season of life you are in.” Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The Whitworth wins £100k Museum of the Year prize 2015

first_imgThe Whitworth wins £100k Museum of the Year prize 2015 The finalistsThe six finalists for the 2015 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year were:• Dunham Massey (National Trust), Altrincham• IWM London• The MAC, Belfast• Oxford University Museum of Natural History• HM Tower of London (Historic Royal Palaces)• The Whitworth, Manchester Howard Lake | 2 July 2015 | News The Whitworth in Manchester has won the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year prize for 2015. It beat five other museums to win £100,000, the largest arts prize in the UK and the largest museums prize in the world.The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year “celebrates the very best museums and galleries, and it acknowledges the creative and innovative ways in which they bring objects and collections to life and engage diverse audiences in conversations about our cultural heritage”.http://instagram.com/p/4m8EcTEW7W In 2014 the gallery was closed so that it could be doubled in size, and redeveloped so that it connected far better with its surrounding park. It has even appointed a ‘cultural park keeper’ to make the most of these open spaces. Even while it was closed it managed to host a series of pop-up events. It re-opened on Valentine’s Day this year.The redeveloped gallery, founded in 1889 in memory of industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth, has already been named North West Building of the Year by RIBA North West.You can watch the announcement;[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22042dO7HBI[/youtube]Why was it nominated?The gallery’s website features an explanation as to why it was nominated.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9DCQSgG1WY[/youtube] About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The announcement of the winner was made at Tate Modern in London. Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director and chair of judges, said:“The transformation of the Whitworth has been one of the great museum achievements of recent years. It has changed the landscape: it truly feels like a museum of the future”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: arts Awardslast_img read more

Political involvement remains low among TCU students

first_imgTAGStext only Jessica Ranck is a junior journalism major from San Diego, California. She currently serves as the Greeks/SGA/SDS editor for TCU 360. Twitter Closures continue on I-35 YAF displays American flags in the campus commons in memory of the lives lost on 9/11. Previous articleFort Worth waits upon its qualifications of becoming a bicyclist-friendly communityNext articleMelt Ice Creams lets customers do the advertising Jessica Ranck RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt VIDEO: TCU homecoming trivia Twitter Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ Facebook Linkedincenter_img McLeland Tennis Center kicks off celebration with a serve Gender gap increases in colleges around the nation Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ Facebook Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Jessica Ranckhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jessica-ranck/ Jessica Ranck + posts printStudents in the 1960s were deeply involved in politics and demonstrated to show their opposition to the Vietnam War or their support to civil rights issues.But today’s students are not nearly as politically involved as their campus predecessors.Some attribute their lack of involvement to the current presidential candidates, while others say they are afraid to voice their opinion on the candidate of their choice. Others simply don’t care.“I mean, I have my political opinions, but most of the time I am afraid to share them in class for fear of people jumping down my throat,” said junior speech pathology major Christa Martin. “There are students who are vocal about the election, but for the rest of us, we sit in silence.”Some at TCU say college students are more interested in building relationships and football games than they are about the upcoming election.According to the Center for Information on Civic learning and Engagement, only 26 percent of eligible millennial voters voted in the 2012 election and only 21.3 percent in the 2014 midterm elections.However, fear of speaking up in class doesn’t seem to be a problem at Baylor University, according to one Baylor political science faculty member.“It’s not that students don’t talk about the campaign, it’s that I can’t get them to stop talking about it,” said Dave Bridge, professor of political science at Baylor. “Students have about has much interest in the day-to-day developments of the 2016 election as they do in the day-to-day developments of Big 12 football.”Talk about lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 initially began in the 1960s when students protesting the Vietnam War became widely popular.The 26th Amendment was passed in 1971, making it illegal to use age to restrict voting to citizens 18 years or older.“The idea was that if we could get more people plugged in at an earlier age, if we could acknowledge that if people were old enough to fight in Vietnam that they could vote for the bastard that sent them there and that if we understood that, we’d have a better turnout,” said Dr. Jim Riddlesperger, professor of political science at TCU.But the 26th Amendment did not result in large numbers of young people voting. Since its passage, voting among young Americans has been lower than any other age group.Even though millennials (18 to 35 years old) make up 31 percent of the overall electorate, their voting turnout is outnumbered by smaller generations like the Silent Generation (71 years and older) that makes up 12 percent of the voting pool but had 72 percent turnout in the last presidential election, according to National Public Radio .“If the logic of the 26th Amendment was to increase political participation, then it’s been an abject failure,” Riddlesperger said.Why students don’t voteVoting has always been low among college students, but this year some at TCU attribute their lack of involvement in the election to the current presidential candidates.“The only time I’ve seen TCU students kind of turned on by a candidate was eight years ago with Barack Obama,” Riddlesperger said. “They liked that he was young, they liked that he was energetic, that he used the internet and cell phones. [This year] They don’t feel invested.”According to survey research, young people are more dissatisfied with the choices they have than any other category of voters and are more likely to vote for third party candidates.“To be honest I’m not really interested in either of the parties and even though I did grow up in a conservative household, I don’t really see either candidate doing what I want for the country,” said senior fashion merchandising major Lauren Rose. “There’s just no point in voting if I’m not really into Trump or Hillary.”However, Joanne Green, professor of political science, argues that the lack of involvement goes deeper into typical student behavior.“Young people don’t have as fully established roots in their communities, move a lot and feel busier than older Americans,” Green said. “Those in college are often confused about how to vote at their new locality, the options to re-register and voter identification requirements or about the process of requesting an absentee ballot.”Riddlesperger said voting and political participation becomes more popular as students begin to age.“Until you’ve actually filled out taxes, had substantial money withheld from your paycheck, until you pay property taxes until you’ve done those things, I think your sense of investment in government is lower that it is later on,” he said.Student Organizations face problemsThe campus group College Republicans say they have good turnouts for meetings because so many students are conservative, but admit most students aren’t fully interested in the current election.“I have noticed a lot of students know about the current political climate we are in as a country but don’t understand the bigger picture,” said the president of College Republicans, Matt VanHyfte. “You will always find those students that just tout the party line and will blindly vote for a candidate based off of reasons like they think the candidate is ‘cool’ or ‘fun to have a beer with.’”Despite the lack of involvement, political groups on campus are still trying to combat this problem.Young Americans for Freedom is a non-profit organization that promotes conservative values on campus without endorsing a specific candidate.The group is most commonly known for the 9/11 project, where they place 3,000 flags in an area on campus to represent the American lives lost in the twin towers attack on 9/11. They also put on Freedom Week, a week designed to show what they see as the negative effects of tyrannical governments and bring in speakers to help increase political involvement on campus.However, some organizations like this admit they still face difficulty in retaining  large amounts of active members.“We have 300 our email list – that doesn’t mean 300 come to our meetings,” said YAF President Cameron Kawato.Out of those 300, only 15 to 30 people actually show up on a regular basis.“Most of the kids here are conservative,” Kawato said. “Since everyone kind of thinks the same, they don’t really care that much. They don’t feel a need to go out and try and make a difference.”The former president of TCU Democrats, Allegra Hernandez, said it is hard to get TCU students involved in supporting Democrats.“It’s just a very small minority on campus and it’s hard to get participation,” Hernandez said. “I think you have students that are involved, but for the most part, everyone’s just kind of sick of [the upcoming election].”Getting students involvedThe Student Government Association hosted a voting drive in an attempt to register students to vote in the upcoming election.“We’re trying to make it easier for students,” Hernandez said. “You don’t have to go off campus, you don’t have to buy a stamp. We will do it all for you, just fill out your information.”Hernandez said she hopes the “we will come to you” aspect of the event will help get students excited about voting instead of blowing it off.“In the end, we just want to get students to vote,” Hernandez said.Kawato said that today’s students would soon be living under a government they did not help to elect.“[Students will be] going into this world, depending what year you are, pretty soon and whoever’s running this place, you’re going to have to answer to what they say,” he said. “They are going to be making the laws, controlling our military, dealing with Congress. So it’s in your best interest to go out, do some research and see what fits best for you. If nothing else, you’re helping yourself.” The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Proposed roundabouts could calm traffic and increase pedestrian safety

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Hannah Sumers Linkedin Twitter Facebook + posts Previous articleNational Night Out increases community safetyNext articleStudents come together during Interfaith Roundup Hannah Sumers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hannah Sumershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-sumers/ Linkedin Facebook printThe City of Fort Worth is planning to replace two four-way stop intersections with roundabouts to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety.The city began construction on Chisholm Trail in 2010, which resulted in road closures and increased traffic along the Bellaire South corridor. The Fort Worth Department of Transportation and Public Works conducted a study on how to best calm the traffic at the intersection and determined roundabouts would be the answer.The single-lane roundabouts will be constructed on Bellaire Drive South at Briarhaven Road and Overton Woods Drive. Between the two roundabouts, the city will create new pavement markings to delineate a single travel lane, parking lane and pedestrian/bike lane.Below is the design plan for the lanes leading up to the Bellaire Drive South roundabout.Proposed layout of Bellaire Drive South travel lane leading to the roundabout.Roundabouts consultant engineer Sam Delmontte said, “leaving the four-way stop is more dangerous in the long run.”Four-way stops have 32 vehicle and 24 pedestrian conflict points and four types of possible collisions: right/left angle, head on, read end, and side swipe. Roundabouts have only eight conflict points for both vehicles and pedestrians and two collision types: rear end and side swipe.Map of the number of collision points at a four-way stop compared to the collision points at a roundabout.Stop signs also cause cars to platoon, forming gaps between stopping and starting, according to project manager Mike Bennett. This constant deceleration and acceleration makes people believe they’ve lost time, so once they begin driving after a stop they are more likely to go faster than if they could continue driving undisrupted.Roundabouts allow drivers to maintain a slow speed rather than coming to a complete stop and accelerating to regain for lost time.Below is a map of the proposed roundabout at Bellaire Drive South.Proposed design of the roundabout which will replace the four-way stop at Briarhaven Road.Four-way stops converted into roundabouts see a 40 percent reduction in all types of collisions, 75 percent reduction in injury collisions and 90 percent reduction in fatal collisions, according to the Fort Worth Department of Transportation and Public Works.Bennett and Delmontte assure citizens this transition towards safety will be worth the temporary inconvenience and construction time.Design plans will be finalized in spring of 2018 and construction is planned to begin the following fall, lasting approximately 18-24 months. Twitter ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fifteen-year-old fights for more than just first place at Fort Worth Livestock Exhibition ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

TCU Athletics Weekend Roundup

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Facebook Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Linkedin High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Previous articleVolleyball gets back on track at home, stops Red RaidersNext articleHoroscope: October 8, 2018 Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Yazmeen Ryan makes a tackle against Baylor on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Nick Stephens ReddIt Linkedin High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters printYazmeen Ryan makes a tackle against Baylor on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.TCU Athletics had another full weekend with five teams competing in action across the country. SoccerIt’s amazing what a difference a week can make.After a difficult 1-0 loss at Baylor last week, a dejected TCU head coach Eric Bell spoke about how his team needed to turn around a three-game winless streak.Last night’s 1-0 road victory at Oklahoma gives the Horned Frog soccer team their second win in a row and brings them back to .500 in Big 12 play.It was a disjointed match where both teams struggled to find their rhythm, but TCU got the golden goal in extra time with a Yazmeen Ryan free kick.“As I told the team, I likened the game to a pitcher who didn’t have their best stuff but gutted it out and found a way to win,” Bell said. “We didn’t show the best version of TCU soccer, but we battled and found a way to win.”Messiah Bright dribbles down the field against Stephen F. Austin on August 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com.A quiet first half saw both teams head to their locker rooms with the score tied 0-0. Poor passing led to a number of first-half stoppages, as did injuries– first-year midfielder Payton Crews left the game with an apparent leg injury and did not return.Both teams performed better in the second half, but neither could find a goal in regulation. The best chance of the half came in the 59th minute, when an Oklahoma header was cleared off the line by TCU midfielder Tara Smith.The game looked set to end in a draw until the 105th minute, when an Oklahoma handball set up Ryan for the eventual game-winner.“There is still another level to be had with her,” Bell said of Ryan. “The version we are seeing now is quite good, but I think there is more to see.”The victory moves TCU to 9-3-2 on the season and 2-2-1 in Big 12 play. This was the Horned Frogs’ fourth extra time game this season, and they have yet to lose a match that goes past regulation.TCU soccer returns to action next weekend, when they travel to the state of Kansas for a pair of road fixtures. The Frogs will play at Kansas on Friday and at Kansas State on Sunday.EquestrianThe No. 6 ranked TCU Equestrian team lost their first match of the season, falling 9-8 to No. 3 Texas A&M. First-year Izzy Baxter continued her strong start to the season, capturing two most outstanding performer awards in equitation over fences and equations on the flats, including a career high score of 88 on the flat. Juniors Cydney Benes and Elena Hurd also captured MOP awards in horsemanship and reigning. “Our team was strong and confident and I feel like we will be able to build off what we learned today in order to be more successful in the future,” said head coach Melissa Dukes after the match. Swimming and DivingThe TCU Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Miami for TYR Fall Classic this weekend, where the women finished third and the men fourth. The women were in sixth place heading into the second day of the meet, but strong performances in the 200 IM by first-year Emily Visagie and senior Ally Robertson helped propel them into third with a team score of 390. The women will return to action when they open Big 12 play at Kansas on Oct. 27 and both teams will compete in a meet with SMU and Iowa State in Dallas on Nov. 2. RifleThe TCU Rifle team had two matches against Coast Guard this weekend, winning both matches by at least 100 points. They dominated the first match, beating the Bears by a score of 4,703 to 4,483. The Horned Frogs finished the first day with the top nine aggregate scorers, including season highs by sophomore Elizabeth Marsh and first-year Kristen Hemphill. Marsh also tied a career high with her smallbore score of 589. On day two, three first year-shooters: Taylor Haffner, Angeline Henry, and Noelle Christensen led the way with the top three aggregate scores. Haffner’s aggregate score of 1,164 was a career high. The Horned Frogs would go on to win the match 4,668-4,516. They return to action on October 20 at the Citadel. + posts last_img read more

Jury in rape trial sent home for second night

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Advertisement Email Facebook Printcenter_img THE jury in the trial of a Limerick taxi driver has been sent home for a second night having failed to reach a verdict.The man is on trial at the Central Criminal Court for the alleged rape of a female passenger in the early hours of October 17, 2007.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 43-year-old accused has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and sexual assault.After almost seven hours of deliberating, the judge in the trial Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy sent home the jury of eight men and four women.The Jury will resume its deliberations on Tuesday. Linkedin Previous articleFamily terrorised out of home over drug debtNext articleAndy Lee moves to 11th with solid victory admin NewsLocal NewsJury in rape trial sent home for second nightBy admin – November 13, 2009 509 last_img read more

Chicken Hut in Limerick wins Best Burger Award

first_imgEmail Previous articleBike week 2019 has a lot on offer in LimerickNext articleNashville greats feature in Country tribute show Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSBest Burger AwardChicken Hutlimerick Advertisement Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LIMERICK burger enthusiasts don’t have to stray too far from home to get their hands on a juicy award-winning burger, as Kepak, the sponsor of National Burger Day, announced the Chicken Hut wins ‘Best Burger at an Independent Takeaway’.The event, sponsored by Kepak, and supported by Heinz, Dubliner Cheese and Ben & Jerry’s, is a nationwide celebration for everything that we love about Irish burgers.Bláthnaid Ní Fhátharta, Kepak Marketing Director said: “For a second year running, we received thousands of votes from the public, having their say on their favourite burger. There were hundreds of entries this year from across the island and it was tough competition.  We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the businesses that took part and to the public for casting their votes. This truly is a celebration of great quality burgers from across the country.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsChicken Hut in Limerick wins Best Burger AwardBy Alan Jacques – June 21, 2019 1343 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printlast_img read more

Migrant worker numbers exaggerated say boffins

first_imgMigrant worker numbers exaggerated say boffinsOn 13 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The number of East European migrants heading to the UK next month has beenover-estimated and many will only remain in the country on a short-term basis,academics have claimed. Economic and employment experts say that UK industries such as hospitality,IT and medical services may find more willing applicants to fill existingvacancies when 10 more countries officially join the European Union in May –but that many migrants are likely to stay for only a few years before takingtheir skills and work experience back to their home countries. Ten new member states from Eastern Europe will join the EU on 1 May enablingpeople from countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republicto work in the UK. Robin Chater, secretary-general of the Federation of European Employers(FedEE), compared the situation facing accession countries to Ireland’s duringthe 1970s and ’80s, when surplus graduates left to work in Germany, TheNetherlands and the US. “Ireland was producing more graduates than the its economy couldaccept. When the economy lifted, they came back, and have stimulated it soconsiderably that Ireland is now the tiger economy of Europe,” Chatersaid. Similarly, Chater predicted that the “centre of [economic]gravity” will move east in the future, in part because Eastern Europeanworkers will take their work experience and new skills back home after a fewyears of working elsewhere in the EU. Research backs up Chater’s views. A study published last week by theEstonian Employers’ Confederation reported that just 8 per cent of Estonianworkers aged 15 to 64 said they wanted permanent work abroad, compared to 75per cent who said they wanted to work abroad temporarily or from time to time. The Estonians’ preferred destination was Finland, followed by Germany andthen the UK. The report by the Praxis Centre for Policy Studies and theUniversity of Tartu said the desire to work abroad had actually dropped since2000. The largest numbers of immigrants seeking jobs in the UK will probably be fromPoland, the Czech Republic and Hungary, suggests Roger Vickerman, professor ofEuropean economics at the University of Kent and a co-author of the reportImmigration, Labour Mobility and EU Enlargement. Vickerman expects the numbers of immigrants generally to be “not large– in the small tens of thousands”. He anticipates that those seeking jobswill know what they are looking for. “They tend to go where there are jobs, where there’s growth inemployment and for jobs to which they are suited” he said. The Migrant Worker Myth: www.personneltoday.com/goto/23199By DeeDee Doke Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Airborne gravity reveals interior of Antarctic volcano

first_imgUnderstanding Antarctic volcanoes is important as they provide a window on magmatic and tectonic processes of the Antarctic plate and contain datable records of ice-sheet changes. We present the results from the first detailed airborne radar and gravity surveys across James Ross Island, northern Antarctic Peninsula, which is dominated by Mt Haddington, an ice-covered Miocene-Recent alkaline stratovolcano. The surveys provide new insights into the subsurface structure of the volcano and hence its development, which are unavailable from the surface geology alone. We show that Mt Haddington is associated with a significant negative Bouguer gravity anomaly (>= 26 mGal), which suggests that there has not been significant pooling and solidification of a dense shallow-level mafic magma chamber during the growth of the volcano over at least the past 6 m.y., which is consistent with independent geochemical evidence. Simple flexural isostatic models cannot explain the localised negative Bouguer anomaly. 3D modelling techniques show that the negative anomaly is best explained by a shallow, low-density intra-crustal body with its top close to, or at, the surface. Although comparable gravity anomalies are commonly associated with large (similar to 20 km) ash-filled calderas, as seen at Yellowstone or Toba, there is no geological evidence on James Ross Island for a similar structure. We therefore propose that the James Ross Island volcanic edifice subsided into the thick underlying pile of relatively soft Jurassic and Cretaceous sediments, which were displaced by low-density hyaloclastite breccia. The type of deformation envisaged is similar to that associated with Concepciou, or lwaki volcanoes in South America, although Mt Haddington is much larger. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Animal Science Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgCriminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Conditions LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Special Requirements Open ContinuouslyYes Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2 SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teachingassignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis andare on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year-round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.Position Salary Information:Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree,upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professionaloccupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation ofTeachers ( LRCFT ) contract Article 2 (The initialmaximum placement is Class V, Step 8). General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Physical Demands Work YearN/A Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2322 Total Hrs per Week/Day Position Summary Minimum Qualifications Posting Date12/14/2016 Application Instructions The Institution Assignment Responsibilitiescenter_img Department Location Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Posting TitleAnimal Science Adjunct Assistant Professor Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.* Alldegrees must be from an accredited institution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. Beginning and/or Ending Dates Work Schedule AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatesdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation (if using Interfolio, please sendattachments to [email protected])5. Letter of InterestNOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents listedabove will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as unofficial transcripts.● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copiesof transcripts.● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Part-time, Faculty Position. Adjunct pools are open continuouslyand applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments basedon college needs. Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Posting NumberF00027P Closing Date Posting Details How and where to apply Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate.last_img read more