Australia: NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company Get Acquainted with Newest Platform

first_img View post tag: platform View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Canberra NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform. Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company Get Acquainted with Newest Platform Industry news April 14, 2014 View post tag: company View post tag: getcenter_img View post tag: Acquainted View post tag: Navy View post tag: newest Australia: NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company Get Acquainted with Newest Platform View post tag: NUSHIP Twelve decks high and 230 metres in length, the ship’s company have had a taste of how big the learning curve is and how fit they need to be to navigate around the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), the largest ship ever built for Navy.One of the most important preparations for Canberra’s ship’s company is getting ready to take responsibility for the safety and security of ship the day it is handed over to Defence from the contractors. Canberra’s Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathan Sadleir, said the training that took place while the ship was in commercial dry dock in Sydney was used to maximum effect.“We had our first four duty watch teams conduct three intensive weeks of training onboard which included damage control, ship familiarisation, and security training specific to LHDs,” Captain Sadleir said.“I was impressed with the way the teams went about their training. Members from all ranks contributed to the learning outcomes from Seaman through to Commander, and we have taken that information and applied it.“Having access to the ship for these three weeks was an important part of the learning journey for ship’s company. It enabled us to make assessments regarding how we will structure the Duty Watches and carry out damage control practices onboard,” Captain Sadleir said.Duty watch is the term used for the team of people who look after the ship while it’s in harbour. This team is responsible for the initial responses for any incident onboard and the safety and security of the ship and personnel while alongside.Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, coordinated the training for duty watches.“The training included damage control walk throughs and exercises covering fire, flood and gas detector alarm response. It also included training in force protection, ceremonial training and general ship’s familiarisation,” Lieutenant Kastaniotis said.“Most days, members of Duty Watch were walking up to 15 kilometres, up and down 12 decks of stairwells to familiarise themselves with different areas of the ship.“If we need to deal with any incident onboard – the teams have to know how to get to that part of the ship immediately, and that is why the training is so critical, particularly on such a large and brand new platform.“The teams are also learning a brand new philosophy of damage control. This is due to the range of fixed damage control systems available, so there is a lot for our Duty Watch teams to learn while also honing the traditional damage control skills that we always need to maintain,” she said.In addition, all ship’s company members conducted Departmental ship’s familiarisation including the completion of a comprehensive induction book.After a hull clean and paint, Canberra has now departed Sydney to continue contractor sea trials. These trials will include a set of propulsion, speed and endurance trials on the way back to Melbourne.Canberra is returning to Williamstown to prepare for the final phase of harbour and sea trials, focussing on the ship’s communication and combat system equipment.[mappress]Press Release, April 14, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: ship Share this articlelast_img read more

Political Science Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgWork YearN/A Job Posting TitlePolitical Science Adjunct Assistant Professor Posting NumberF00149P Quicklink Position Summary The Institution How and where to apply 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.) The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are 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. Physical Demands All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Posting Details Assignment Responsibilities Department Location Special Requirements 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. Open ContinuouslyYes Closing Date Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Minimum Qualificationscenter_img LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed ( College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: 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 HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidad Total Hrs per Week/Day Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, 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 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.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 associatedegree, 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. Beginning and/or Ending Dates SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Work Schedule Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Application Instructions Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Conditions Criminal 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 - – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentForeign Transcript EvaluationUnofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5 Posting Date 1. Have a master’s degree in political science, government, orinternational relations OR Bachelor’s in any of the above ANDMaster’s in economics, history, social science, sociology, anyethnic studies, JD, or LL.B.; OR, hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.*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.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above.last_img read more

Fall gardening

first_imgBy George Boyhanand TerryKelleyGeorgia Extension ServiceGardening through the fall and winter has some big advantages inGeorgia.For one thing, the weather will be much cooler. Insects aren’tnearly the problem they can be during the summer, especiallyafter a cold snap. And some vegetables taste better when you grow them in the cool of the year.Many cool-season crops will do just fine, including onions,carrots, cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, collards, cabbage),turnip greens and garden peas. Others you can try includeradishes, rutabagas, leeks, garlic and artichokes.You can grow Vidalia onions, too. You can buy transplants atlocal stores throughout the fall, usually in bundles of about 50plants. Plant them in November or December spaced 4 to 6 inchesin rows 14 to 18 inches apart.Onions are heavy feeders, so you’ll need a complete fertilizer,such as 10-10-10, that also contains sulfur. Apply about 1 poundper 100 square feet before transplanting and again the end ofJanuary. At the end of February, apply a half-pound of calciumnitrate (15-0-0). Your onions will be ready for your burgers inApril.Cole cropsCole crops like collards and cabbage have been a mainstay in theSouth. You can start these from seed or transplants.If you direct-seed, do it in late summer or early fall. You canset out transplants a little later. Space plants 12 to 18 inchesapart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.Keep an eye on caterpillars. Several can be troublesome on thesecrops. They’re really hard to control on broccoli or cauliflowerif they get into the developing flower.Bt products (Bacillus thuringiensis) are good at controllingthese problems. They make caterpillars sick and eventually killthem.Collards probably did as much as any food to keep hunger at bayfor many poor farmers in the South. Even today you’ll see collard plants 2 to 3 feet tall during the winter in the backyard of rural homes.The lower leaves are often snapped off as the plants grow,leaving a tall, bare stem and a cluster of leaves on top. Youdon’t have to harvest them this way. You can pull an entire plant once it gets 18 to 24 inches tall.Turnips, tooTurnips can be grown much like cole crops. The bonus is that thetops and roots are both edible. Prepare turnip greens much likecollards, but dice the roots and add them to the pot. Turnipsrequire about 70 days to mature.Garden peas probably won’t last through a hard freeze but willstand some light frost. Start them in September for peas in lateNovember. Plant 3 to 4 seeds per foot in rows 6 to 24 inchesapart.Use the close spacing to form a bed of peas and the wider spacing if you plan to trellis them. Check when you buy your seeds to see if they need trellising.Edible-pod peas are tasty, too. They often will have “Sugar” inthe name, such as “Sugar Pod,” “Sugar Snap” or “SugarAnn.”(George Boyhan and Terry Kelley are Cooperative Extensionhorticulturists with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

High School Tennis

first_imgUnfortunately, the tennis season came to an end for the Oldenburg Academy Twisters at the semi-state.  They lost 5-0 to Terre Haute South High School. Congratulations, however, to Coach Mark Wilder and his Lady Twisters for winning both the sectional and regional championships this year.  This is quite an accomplishment for the 1A Twisters who had to compete against much larger schools for the sectional and regional titles.  Good luck to the seniors on the Twisters squad as they move on to the next chapter in their career.last_img read more