Rail adds £10.1 bn to UK economy

first_img whatsapp Express KCS Share Rail adds £10.1 bn to UK economy Britian’s rail industry is adding up to £10.1bn a year to the national economy, according to a new report.Economists at Oxera Consulting carried out the research on behalf of the Rail Delivery Group, an industry lobby group representing train operators.The economists found that rail boosts economic productivity by up to £11.3bn each year by reducing road congestion and connecting company offices. They also said that the rail supply chain supports 216,000 jobs and reported that the sector pays up to £4bn in taxes.Commenting on the report, Rail Delivery Group chairman Martin Griffiths – who is also the chief executive of Stagecoach Group – said: “The railway and its supply chain are vitally important to every household in the country, linking people with jobs, paying taxes which help fund public services and increasing economic output.”The group put out another report with KPMG earlier this month showing that the privatisation of railways had driven a £1.9bn turnaround for the industry. center_img whatsapp Monday 21 September 2015 9:08 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comlast_img read more

Gearing up for 13th Mona Foma Festival

first_imgGearing up for 13th Mona Foma Festival Sarah Courtney,Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and EventsTasmania is recognised nationally and internationally for delivering a range of vibrant and bespoke events, reinforcing our strong brand and providing significant economic and social benefits to our State.As we work to respond to COVID-19 and recover, getting our home-grown events back up and running is a key priority in safely rebuilding visitation as part of the Government’s T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan.The 13th Mona Foma Festival has been given approval to go ahead under the Tasmanian Government’s Safe Events and Activities Framework, with the first events scheduled to occur this weekend in Launceston.I would like to thank Brian Ritchie and the Mona Foma team who have worked hard to adapt the festival to ensure Tasmanians can safely enjoy the unique events, performances and art installations they’ve come to expect as part of the Mona Foma program.The Mona Foma Festival is another example of how the Government and Tasmanian event organisers are working together to support the event sector and to ensure Tasmanians can keep doing the things they love safely.The revised Mona Foma plan included delivering the event in Launceston this weekend (January 15 – 17), followed by Hobart events from 22 – 24 January 2021.Under its 2021 approach, the Mona Foma Festival will be held in 58 venues in both cities as outlined below:Launceston: Cataract Gorge (free outdoor event) and in St John’s Cathedral, the Old Car Museum, Royal Park, Princess Theatre, Design Tasmania, boatsheds around the Tamar and North Esk rivers, Launceston College and others.Hobart: Mona Lawns Hobart Synagogue, the old K&D Warehouse site, Town Hall, Theatre Royal, St David’s Cathedral, Beaumaris Zoo and more.Since its inception, the Tasmanian Government has been a proud supporter of the Mona Foma festival with the current funding agreement providing $1.75 million for the event to occur in 2021.With a range of free and paid performances, I encourage Tasmanians to get out and about and show their support for the Festival, be responsible and to follow COVID safe behaviours.Event organisers can continue to register their events and submit their COVID-19 Safety Plan through the Business Tasmania website. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, AusPol, Australia, business, covid-19, Economy, Esk, festival, Government, Hobart, Launceston, Minister, running, Safety, Small Business, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, websitelast_img read more

200 Students to Benefit From JSIF Scholarship Programme

first_img200 Students to Benefit From JSIF Scholarship ProgrammeJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller to Address UN Security Council FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 200 students attending tertiary and vocational training institutions are slated to benefit from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) 2015 Scholarship Programme.The programme, to be launched in three weeks, will provide up to $350,000 to bright students, who are in need of financial assistance to complete their education, said Programme Manager for JSIF’s Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), Dr. Eleanor Henry.“We have been able to locate resources and this is in response to the expressed demand based on the number of applications received last year… a maximum of $350,000 is likely to be disbursed to each individual, based on their tuition and maintenance fees,” Dr. Henry informed, while addressing a recent JIS News Think Tank.The scholarship programme comes under PRP III, funded by the European Union (EU), which is being implemented by JSIF in 40 communities in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James.It aims to improve living conditions in underserved communities by providing infrastructure such as roads, schools, and police stations, and undertaking social development activities, including training, scholarship awards, internships, and behaviour modification and parenting workshops.The scholarships are open to students in the 40 communities served under PRP III, who are attending Government-assisted tertiary institutions. The three main criteria for the award are: level of contribution to community, financial need, and academic performance.“We are focusing primarily on persons in their second-to last and final year. The process is quick. We have a selection committee that assesses applications based on the criteria and selects who gets the assistance. The funds are then paid over to the institution,” Dr. Henry explained.She noted that the scholarship assistance will be provided for tertiary and vocational areas of study.  For the vocational areas, focus is being placed on skills that are in demand, based on national priority.“We are putting funds in place to assist persons in areas such as computer maintenance and repairs, and other areas (identified) by the hotel industry. Therefore, we know that once they are trained, there are spaces for them and there will be no frustration of having certification and being able to use it,” she pointed out.Dr. Henry also told JIS News that scholarship recipients will also benefit from personal development workshops.  She noted that “since the focus is on final year students and their next step would be the working environment,” the workshops will assist them to transition into the working world.Applications for the JSIF Scholarship Programme 2015 will be published in the daily newspapers and on the JSIF website.The eligible communities in Kingston and St. Andrew are:  Allman Town, Arnett Gardens, Campbell Town, Central Downtown, Cockburn Gardens, Delacree Park/Union Gardens, Denham Town, East Downtown, Fletcher’s Land, Franklin Town, Greenwich Town, Hannah Town/Craig Town, Jones Town, Majesty Gardens, New Haven, Penwood, Rae Town, Rema, Riverton City, Rose Town, Tivoli Gardens, Waterhouse and Whitfield Town.The St. Catherine communities are: Bog Walk, Central Village, Clifton, De la Vega City, Dallas, Ellerslie, Grange Lane, Lakes Pen, Lime Tree Grove, Lower King Street, Old Harbour, Quarry Mountains, Railway Lane, Rivoli, Salt Pond Road, Spanish Town, Spanish Town Central, Tawes Pen, Twickenham Park, Upper King Street and Villa Palms.Eligible communities in Clarendon are: Four Paths, Palmers Cross, York Town, and Lionel Town.In St. James, the communities are: Flanker, Norwood, Granville, Adelphi, Anchovy, Barrett Town, Lilliput, Retirement, and Tucker. RelatedVotes In For Public Sector Customer Service Competitioncenter_img 200 Students to Benefit From JSIF Scholarship Programme Office of the Prime MinisterJuly 30, 2015Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving RelatedStudents from Broadleaf Primary Get Scholarships Photo: Mark BellProgramme Manager of the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Dr. Eleanor Henry, provides details about JSIF’s 2015 Scholarship Programme, during a JIS Think Tank on July 28. Story HighlightsSome 200 students attending tertiary and vocational training institutions are slated to benefit from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) 2015 Scholarship Programme.The programme, to be launched in three weeks, will provide up to $350,000 to bright students, who are in need of financial assistance to complete their education, said Programme Manager for JSIF’s Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), Dr. Eleanor Henry.The scholarship programme comes under PRP III, funded by the European Union (EU), which is being implemented by JSIF in 40 communities in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James.last_img read more

Def. champ Stricker eagles last, leads Tradition

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Defending champion Steve Stricker made a long eagle putt on the final hole for 7-under 65 and the third-round lead Saturday in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Stricker moved a stroke ahead of Alex Cejka with the eagle that got him to 14-under 202 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. Cejka, who made the field as the first alternate Monday, bogeyed the 17th in a 66. Stricker, who won the Alabama major the last time it was held in 2019, raised his fist toward the fans just an instant before the eagle putt dropped in on the closing par 5. Cejka two-putted for par. “I hit a good drive,” Stricker said. “And I had a number that I really had to hit a good hard utility club. I had to really turn it over. And it just worked out really nicely. Had a nice look at it. Made a good putt.” It was shades of Friday when Stricker moved into a four-way share of the lead with a birdie on No. 18. He ran his bogey-free streak to 28 holes. “Winning here a couple years has given me confidence that I can play well around here,” Stricker said. “We had a great day to play. And there’s a lot of good players up around the top. “I’m going to have to go out, take care of business tomorrow, and put up another good round like I did today. And Alex played great. It was fun to watch him.” Full-field scores from the Regions Tradition Cejka is in contention again after tying for second in the Chubb Classic as a Monday qualifier. “Steve made a lot of putts, especially down the stretch,” he said. “The eagle was incredible. I mean, two great shots to the green and holed the putt. “I three-putted the 17th hole and didn’t get up and down on 18. A little bit disappointing, but overall, I played great. I had a lot of chances. I would like to play like this (Sunday), just give me a lot of chances, make a few putts and I’m super happy to be in that position going into the last day.” The Czechoslovakia-born Cejka, who grew up in Germany after escaping his home country with his father, made six birdies in a seven-hole stretch in his third start on the 50-and-over tour. “He took a little boy by his hand and escaped Communism,” Cejka said. “It could have gone the other way. We ended up in Germany. He tried to give me a new, good, better life.” Robert Karlsson and Dicky Pride, a resident of nearby Tuscaloosa playing courtesy of a sponsor exemption, were three shots back. Karlsson shot a 64 and Pride a 67, with seven birdies and two bogeys. Pride is trying not to dwell on what a win would mean for him. “Honestly, that’s stuff I can’t do anything about,” he said. “I can’t take care of that. I have to take care of what I’m doing. And that other stuff, that just gets you thinking about things you can’t control.” Cejka and Stricker shared the second-round lead with Jerry Kelly and Darren Clarke. Kelly shot a 70 and Clarke a 71. Cejka took the solo lead with long birdies on Nos. 11 and 12, hitting it off the flag on the 12th hole where he had made his first bogey of the tournament on Saturday. He teed off out of order on 17, driving first and wound up with the bogey No. 2. Karlsson birdied four of the five par 5s and came close to making it 5 for 5 on the long holes. The 6-foot-5 Swede two-putted for par on No. 18 from about 4 feet. “I hit one in the water on 11 and I managed to make a par from there, so it was great to keep the momentum going,” Karlsson said. Two-time winner Bernhard Langer was six strokes back after highlighting a 69 round with an eagle on the par-5 15th.last_img read more

Potential disruption to services at LUH this morning

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook By News Highland – January 31, 2019 Previous articleFunerals of road crash victims take place todayNext articleDeclan Bonner says supports available for friends of crash victims News Highland Hospitals are warning of potential disruption to services once they get back up and running later.Industrial action by nurses ends at 8am, but the HSE says there could be a surge in patients presenting at emergency departments.INMO members will stage a further 24-hour strike next Tuesday, as their dispute with the government is no closer to a resolution.Liam Woods, HSE Director of acute operations, says contingency planning for further strikes will begin today:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/woods7adfgfdgdfgdfm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Potential disruption to services at LUH this morning News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Bock scores twice; Wayne wins sixth straight

first_img Connect on Linked in This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Bock scores twice; Wayne wins sixth straight Follow on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Add to Google+ Cullen Bock (16) scored both goals in Wayne’s 2-0 win over Aquinas, Wednesday night. (Photo: MIKE GENTILE)By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — Cullen Bock needed some prodding from his coaches.The encouragement reaped immediate dividends.Bock connected on a direct kick from 28 yards, and the Wayne Eagles went on to beat the Aquinas Li’l Irish, 2-1 in non-league action from Wegmans Stadium, Wednesday night.This wasn’t just any free kick, though. With the ball placed on the outside left third of the pitch, Bock struck it with the outside of his right foot. The shot started off frame before ending its banana-shaped arc in the upper 90 of the inside post.“I saw the goalie was off his line, and I just shot it and hoped for the best,” he said. “I was actually thinking about putting the ball in the box until I looked over at my coach, (Wayne assistant Jay Marino). He gave me the go ahead to shoot that ball.”The marker was Bock’s first of two on the night as Wayne went on to win its sixth straight game.“Sometimes we play that far post,” Wayne head coach Tim Mattle explained. “We looked at him and said ‘you’re hitting that in practice, go for it.’ He hit it. It was just an amazing shot.”The Eagles opened the game on the offensive with Matt Gentile getting an early shot on goal. Less than a minute later, AQ goalkeeper Kyle Pero stopped a point blank opportunity inside the 18 from Bock. Wayne put together back-to-back corner kick chances. To cap it off Pero made a sliding stop in the match’s seventh minute outside the 18 when Bock got behind the Li’l Irish backline. Subscribe by Email Early action Kyle Pero turns away this Cullen Bock attempt. pic.twitter.com/Q04erWzOa3— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) September 26, 2018“You get little flurries like that and sometimes you might not get it again in the game,” Mattle said. “You hate not to capitalize on it because you might not get those opportunities again, and you think about it a lot.It looked like the Li’l Irish would start to gather momentum when Bock connected in the 29th minute. Pero didn’t stand a chance. 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HALFTIME: @WCSD_Athletics 1 Aquinas 0 pic.twitter.com/MVzq8RAztz— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) September 26, 2018Section V announced last week a change to the upcoming sectionals which will see A1 and A2 combined into one bracket.“This makes our tournament bracket better. We’re going to get more attention. We’re just going to go and play ball.”Wayne hosts Newark on Saturday. Aquinas (3-6-0) will play at Skaneateles (III) on Saturday. 29’ Cullen Bock snipes the near post to give @WCSD_Athletics a 1-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/mmEIoottQR— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) September 26, 2018Bock doubled the advantage less than five minutes into the second half when he chased down a Devin LaDue through ball for his ninth tally of the season.“This team is a good team,” Mattle stated. “There are a lot of skilled players at a lot of positions and I knew we wouldn’t take our foot off the gas pedal.”Robbie Beach deflected a clearing attempt into the back of the net for the lone Aquinas goal with 1:17 remaining.“Tip my hat to Aquinas,” Mattle commented. “They just kept playing. That’s Aquinas. That’s what they do. They bring it. I congratulate them on a great effort.”The goal was the first Wayne had allowed since September 12th as the Eagles put together four straight shutouts entering Wednesday’s contest. The Eagles (8-1-1) have outscored opponents 37-6 on the season.Mattle said his team’s defense is a direct result of its offensive skill.“We can keep the ball from the middle up to the attacking third for a lot of the game just playing possession,” he said mentioning Gentile a member of the Global Premier Soccer (GPS) squad which played in California this past summer and LaDue. “We just got some people who can possess, pass and move the ball around. The ball is not in our defending third a lot.”Wayne fell 2-0 to eventual NYS Class A semifinalist, Pittsford Sutherland, in last year’s A2 semifinals. They hold down the fourth seed in Class A behind Churchville-Chili, Greece Arcadia and Greece Athena in the current seedings. By Paul Gotham on September 27, 2018No Comment last_img read more

Communications Intern, Germany

first_img By mladiinfo says: Hello, we advise you to contact the German embassy in Montenegro and ask them if they would be willing to issue you this permit. We hope that you will be succesful!Kristina, mladiinfo on October 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm on October 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm 2 thoughts on “Communications Intern, Germany” Similar Stories UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference 2019 Journalism Traineeship at Deutsche Welle LinkedIn 0 September 30, 2010 Published by Site Default Hello, I live in Montenegro and I don’t have a work permit for Gewrmany, but I fulfill all other requirements for the internship and I was wondering whether german embassy can issue me such an indication, so I could apply? Tweet Log in to Reply Share 0 Log in to Reply ← ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration By Hanja says: Pocket +1 Reddit Deadline: 20/10/2010Open to: graduates in Communications, Public Relations and JournalismDuration: 6 monthsAllowance: about 525 Euro per monthCLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a worldwide association of more than 1,200 metropolitan regions, cities, towns, counties and municipal associations in 70 countries that are dedicated to implementing sustainable development. We work in a highly multicultural environment and in a truly global fashion with partners around the globe.We are offering a Post-graduate Internship in Communications in the World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. To support ICLEI’s global communications work.Responsabilities– support the communications team in general with internal and externalcommunications– researching and writing communications materials– assisting with website maintenance, web content  and online newsletters– supporting the planning and coordinating of direct mail campaigns– maintaining media relations and developing the basis for furthering media outreach by researching targeted media contacts, publications and associations– maintaining and expanding the publications and media libraryElegibility– degree in a relevant subject such as Communications, Public Relations,Journalism; or with a strong interest and some experience in communications work with a degree in Politics, Public Policy, International Relations/Development or similar– very good oral and written communication and attention to detail– ability to research and write original content for a diverse range of communication products and needs (internal/external, print, online, press work etc.)– creative, motivated and pro-active attitude– organized working style and ability to follow through,– excellent English (written and spoken); proficiency in another language is considered as an additional asset– computer skills: Office packages; experience with web content management (preferably Typo 3), experience with databases would be an advantageTerms and conditions– The internship position is available from November 2010 at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. The duration will be six months. The internship is within ICLEI’s Communication team, the intern reports to the Manager Communications & Dialogues;– ICLEI offers interns a cost compensation of Euro 640, i.e., about Euro 525 after tax and social insurance fees;– Workings hours: 40h per week; 2 days of paid leave per month (i.e., 12 days for six months internship);– Working language: English;– Non-EU citizens are also welcome to apply provided they have the possibility of being granted an EU work permit prior to the start of the internship.ApplicationSend an e-mail to [email protected] or a fax to +49–228 / 97 62 99 01, with “Communications internship” in the subject line, and do not forget to include the following elements:– a letter of motivation– your CV (3 pages at most) with photo– indication of citizenship (and if non-EU, whether you are holder of a work permit for Germany)Additional informationAccommodation: during the first days in Bonn, the intern has the possibility to stay in a modest accommodation at ICLEI. Additionally, ICLEI staff is willing to support the Intern in finding suitable accommodation. The average cost for rent of a room in Bonn is around 250-300 Euro per month in a shared living arrangement.The deadline fot the application is 20th October 2010.Official webpage Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Officer Communications Intern, Germany Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Religion and Communism Workshop, Germany →last_img read more

Teacher arrested after planting live ammunition at school, police say

first_imgSouthbridge Police Department(SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass.) — Police arrested a high school teacher in Massachusetts on Thursday after he allegedly planted live ammunition in one of the school’s staircases.Surveillance cameras at Southbridge High School in southeast Massachusetts allegedly captured Alfred Purcell, a 57-year-old biology teacher at the school, as he removed a live round of 9 mm ammunition from his pocket, dropped it on the floor and quickly left the area, police said. Police said he went back to the area about 10 minutes later and pretended to discover the ammunition. Footage showed him taking a picture of it with his cellphone and using his school-issued portable radio to request assistance.Administrators and a school resource officer arrived soon after and placed the school on immediate lockdown. Purcell returned to his class while school officials investigated the incident.“There was no kids that were injured, nobody was seriously impacted by this other than we went into a lockdown for an hour and we had to investigate a teacher who was doing things he shouldn’t be doing,” Southbridge Police Chief Shane Woodson told ABC affiliate WCVB-TV on Thursday.Police took Purcell into custody after reviewing the surveillance footage. He allegedly told officers that he left the ammunition there to “prove to the school that they needed to get metal detectors.”An officer found 102 live rounds of 20-gauge shotgun ammunition the trunk of his car, police said, noting that his state-issued license to carry a permit had expired.“This individual acted in a disgusting manner. I feel very badly for our students because it is an adult who failed them,” Southbridge superintendent Jeffrey Villar told WCVB.Purcell was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, two counts of carrying ammunition on school grounds, disturbing a school assembly, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.He has been ordered to stay away from the school and officials said his contract would not be renewed.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

No ‘definitive answers’ after Cornell University freshman’s body found at the bottom of a gorge after frat party

first_imgiStock(ITHACA, N.Y.) — The parents of a Cornell University student are demanding answers after their son died following an off-campus fraternity party.Eighteen-year-old Antonio Tsialas’ body was discovered on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, according to a statement on the school’s website by Ryan Lombardi, Cornell’s vice president for student and campus life.“His body was recovered this evening inside the Fall Creek gorge. A full investigation of the circumstances of his death is underway; no foul play is suspected,” the statement said. Fall Creek Gorge is part of a nature preserve in Ithaca, New York.Prior to his disappearance, Tsialas had dinner with his parents, who were visiting. He then attended an off-campus party but never returned to his dorm, his parents told “Good Morning America.”“There are people that know what happened and nothing is being said,” father John Tsialas told “GMA.”Tsialas’ parents are offering $10,000 to anyone who was at the frat party and can provide information.“We have to really take a closer look at these organizations,” said Antonio’s mother, Flavia Tomasello.“At this time, we’re just looking for the truth. We’re not trying to point fingers at anyone. We just would like the truth,” Tomasello said.Tsialas’ family has been “devastated by this and they’re looking for answers,” David Bianchi, the family’s attorney, told “GMA.”Officials are investigating the incident. University police said they have issued sobpenoes and have obtained search warrants and will eventually turn over that evidence to state investigators.“While we do not yet have definitive answers about the cause of his death, it is already widely known that an unregistered fraternity-sponsored event took place on October 24, that alcohol was served, and that first-year students, including Mr. Tsialas, were in attendance,” said Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack in a statement sent to the Ithaca campus community on Nov. 8.She said in the same statement that the fraternity events, “regrettably follow a pattern of misconduct in the Greek-letter system” and that the event Tsialas attended was “… an unregistered fraternity-sponsored event…”Bianchi said that the fraternity, Pi Kappa Psi, played a “huge role in what happened here.”“The leaders of this particular fraternity, they served large quantities of alcohol,” he said.The Pi Kappa Psi fraternity told ABC News in a statement that they extend their deepest condolences to the Tsialas family and that its members are working with police in the investigation.Tsialas’ death is most recent in a pattern of fraternity-related deaths. Last week, Samuel Martinez, a Washington State University student, was found dead at a fraternity house near campus.A preliminary investigation indicated Martinez’s death may be alcohol-related but investigators don’t believe the incident met the definition of hazing, police said.San Diego State University recently suspended 14 fraternities after freshman Dylan Hernandez died days after attending Phi Gamma Delta event on Nov. 6.In early October, Ohio University suspended all 15 of its Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity chapters after a student died in an alleged hazing incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

first_imgResponsibilities of the Head Strength & ConditioningCoach include:Establishing individual and team strength training andconditioning programs for all the sports teams, involving more than385 student-athletes.Managing intercollegiate athletic strength andconditioningPurchasing and maintaining athletic strength andconditioningCounseling and advising coaching staff and student-athletes onvarious components of the strength and conditioning program.Supervising and directing staff in the strength andconditioning area. The BSU Intercollegiate Athletic Department sportsprograms are a member of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference(NSIC), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and CentralCollegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).  BSU sponsors thefollowing NSIC sports teams:  football, men and women’sbasketball, women’s soccer, volleyball, women’s cross country,women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, softball, baseball, menand women’s golf, and women’s tennis as a member of the NCAADivision II. The WCHA sponsors women’s ice hockey and the CCHAsponsors men’s ice hockey as members of the NCAA Division I. TheAthletic department is fully committed to equity and to diversityin our faculty and students. Preferred qualifications include:Master’s degree in health, physical education, kinesiology,exercise science or relatedWork experience in collegiate strength & conditioningExperience working with underserved, underrepresented andmarginalized populations. Minimum qualifications for this positioninclude:Undergraduate degree in health, physical education,kinesiology, exercise science or relatedNational Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)Minimum of 1-3 years of recent full-time work experiencerelated to strength &Commitment to continuing education and professionalDemonstrated ability to work Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts,sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of theMinnesota State system of colleges and universities and has afaculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s SharedFundamental Values include civic engagement andleadership, international and multicultural understanding, beliefin the power of the liberal arts, and environmentalstewardship. UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITYWHY BEMIDJI: Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urbanconveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State isconveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozycoffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locallyowned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtownBemidji, while national chains can be found in and around theBemidji area, including an uptown selection of department storesand restaurants. For further information, visit our website at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu Bemidji State University (BSU) invitesqualified applicants to join our team as the Head Strength& Conditioning Coach. BSU’s vision is to educatepeople to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, theUniversity prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity isembraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU alsoprioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities tobecome a destination university. BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesotaand occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun,robust, outdoor culture.  The proximity to the lake and thesurrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment ofrecreation.  Major campus facilities are connected byall-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during thecold, winter months.  Applications will be accepted until the position isfilled.  Initial review of applications will begin onWednesday, May 19th, so applications shouldbe submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.center_img The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities forengagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-diningrestaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji.The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows;restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; theFirst Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits;and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the DragonBoat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and TheMinnesota Finlandia bring the community together. APPOINTMENT DATE:  May 26, 2021JOB TYPE:  Fixed-Term (1.0 FTE) Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along theshores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtowncommunity. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and facultyhave a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing allthe charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains atight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens whoalways come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While thecity of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung(nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than100,000. If you have general questions about this posting or submittingan application, contact Teresa Hanson at [email protected] Review a “special report on how this former lumber townhas rebuilt itself as a high-speed, regional center of enterprise”at Bemidji 2.0 Inquiries about the position:Eric Sand, Head Athletic [email protected] Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake,Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University havethe opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history.Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan andBabe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greetstudents as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji. Applyonline:    https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/ For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-usetrail systems within minutes of campus and community parks withwalking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji StatePark and its miles of navigable trails is located directly acrossthe lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing andBSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further,the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes fromBemidji.last_img read more