April 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz host Thunder in game 4 tonight Tags: Basketball/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Oklahoma City Thunder/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTHUNDER AT JAZZJazz lead 2-1. Game 4, 8:30 p.m. MDT, TNT.NEED TO KNOW: Utah has won each of its last five first-round seriesas the No. 5 seed, and the Jazz are halfway to extending thatstreak. The crowd in Salt Lake City was extremely loud on Saturdayand will likely be again on Monday. The Thunder are 5-6 in theirlast 11 games, and no one needs to remind them of how low thesuccess rate is for teams that go down 3-1 in a series.KEEP AN EYE ON: Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook from deep.Paul George has been great from 3-point range (15 for 31) in thethree games, but Westbrook and Anthony are a combined 9 for 31. TheThunder need to get something going consistently from the perimeterto soften up Utah’s stout interior defense.PRESSURE IS ON: Utah. Most would think it’s the team trailing thatwould feel the most pressure, but Utah has a chance to take totalcommand of the series. A loss would be doubly deflating; not onlywould the Jazz lose home-court, but they would go back to OklahomaCity for Game 5 with the Thunder thinking they have control of thematchup.INJURY UPDATE: Westbrook was getting treatment on some sort ofupper-body issue in Game 3 and was coy about it afterward, pointingout that most players are ailing at this time of year. But if he’slimited in any way, that’s obviously a huge problem for the Thunder. Robert Lovell Written by
Sweep, dust, and wet-mop floors and/or stairsStrip, wax, buff, and reseal floors, using brooms, dust mops,vacuums, wet mops, and floor machinesDisinfect water fountains, urinals, commodes, and sinks everydayDust, clean, and polish furniture, counters, shelving, andwindow or door ledges and casing using cloths and cleaning orpolishing solutionsDust, wet mop, and wash walls, ceiling, and partitions, usingwall brushes, wet mops, cloths, and cleaning solutionsClean lavatories, toilets, and bath facilities using cleansersand sanitizing solutions, brushes, cloths, and squeegeesDispose of waste paper and other discards; collect and placetrash in large containers and dispose in large dumpsters locatedoutside the buildingsEmpty trash receptacles and bag trash for proper disposalLock doors after cleaningMay change light bulbs if directedMaintain adequate supplies for the day-to-day needs to completethe assigned tasksPerform safety checks by observing and checking locked doors,temperature readings for heating and air conditioning, and on/offlight switchesSweep and remove snow and leaves from steps and sidewalksadjacent to the buildings using brooms, snow shovels, andrakesShampoo or spot clean carpet and rugs using a rug shampooingmachine, brush, or cloth and cleaning solutionsTransfer furniture, lamps, accessories, and equipment to clearareas for cleaning by lifting and carrying light to heavyobjectsPerform other duties as assigned High School diploma or equivalent G.E.D.One year prior full-time relevant experience (such ascommercial building maintenance or housekeeping) with demonstratedability to follow established principles and processes forproviding customer and personal service. This includes assessingand evaluating customer needs and meeting quality and servicestandards.Must pass a pre-employment (post-offer) criminal backgroundcheckDemonstrated ability to foster cooperative workenvironmentGood listening skills to give full attention to what otherpeople are saying by taking time tounderstand the points being made, asking questions asappropriateAbility to operate vacuums and other related equipmentAbility to understand and follow safety proceduresAbility to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies DESCRIPTION OF NONESSENTIAL DUTIES: n/aSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: n/aLANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read and follow general directions in English. Abilityto effectively respond to questions from faculty, staff, studentsand visitors of the organization.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems anddeal with a variety of situations. Ability to manage conflict amongteammates and customers appropriately.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform theessential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform theessential functions. Performs manual labor tasks and related work to clean and sanitizepublic buildings, offices, athletic facilities, and collegeresident halls. Serves as a dependable and flexible team member tosupport departmental objectives and meet productivity and qualitystandards.DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularlyrequired to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required towalk and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, orcontrols. The employee is frequently required to stand. Theemployee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include closevision.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing theessential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform theessential functions. While performing the duties of this job, theemployee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Demonstrate ability to listen and understand information andideas presented through spoken wordsStatic Strength – Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, orcarry machines and objectsTrunk Strength – Ability to use abdominal and lower backmuscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously overtime without “giving out” or fatiguingExtent Flexibility – Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reachwith your body, arms, and/or legsConsiderable physical activity is required: heavy lifting,pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physicalwork is a primary part (more than 70%) of job. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Work environment involves some exposure to hazards of physicalrisk, which requires strict adherence to follow basic safetyprecautionsWork may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such asextreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, unpleasant odors, and/orloud noises Apply OnlineInstitutional InformationFounded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment ofreflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As afour-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutherantradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral andintellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students theopportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautifulcampus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is hometo 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-timestudents. Our rich academic experience equips students withfoundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to belifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, includingmembers of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals withdisabilities. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexualorientation,national origin, protected veteran status or statusas an individual with a disability.
Warburtons managing director Brett Warburton is to become executive director from April, with current finance director Robert Higginson taking over as MD.Brett Warburton, who has been MD for six years, will now focus on quality and technical matters, and maintaining and developing the company’s culture. Chairman Jonathan Warburton said: “We strongly believe that, as the business grows, being able to maintain and develop our culture will be a crucial ingredient to the company’s ongoing success. Having a member of the Warburtons family involved will help strengthen what we already believe to be a competitive advantage.” Mr Higginson will chair the operations board and join the main board of Warburtons.
Florida rock n’ rollers The Groove Orient has announced a major tour schedule, powering through the Southeast this Spring and teaming up with bands such as The Bright Light Social Hour, Earphunk, Voodoo Visionary, Kaleigh Baker and Oxford Noland. With performance at festivals such as Fool’s Paradise,Moonstone Music Festival, Orange Blossom Jamboree and Purple Hatters Ball, this group is only growing bigger and better!Check out footage of the group from Orlando, FL back in May 2015:This band’s high energy live performance and musicality makes The Groove Orient a must see act! Catch them at Fool’s Paradise or one of the tour dates listed below, and for more information, visit the band’s official website.The Groove Orient Tour Dates3/1 Jacksonville, FL Blue Oyster3/11 Winter Haven, FL Jessies Lounge3/17 Athens, GA Nowhere Bar w/ Oxford Noland3/18 Asheville, NC One Stop w/ Voodoo Visionary & Oxford Noland 3/19 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5 w/ Voodoo Visionary3/23 Gainesville, FL High Dive w/ Earphunk3/24 Tampa, FL Crowbar w/ Earphunk3/26 Orlando, FL The Social w/ Earphunk3/31 Dunedin, FL Dunedin Brewery w/ Voodoo Visionary4/1- 4/2 St. Augustine, FL Fool’s Paradise Festival4/8 Gainesville, FL High Dive JJ Grey After Party4/9 Cape Canaveral, FL Victory Casino Cruises4/16 Winter Park, FL WPRK’s Fox Fest4/22 St. Petersburg, FL Ringside Cafe4/23 Treasure Island, FL Ka’ Tiki4/26 Knoxville, TN Preservation Pub Widespread Panic After Party 4/27 Greenville, SC IPA w/ The Bright Light Social Hour4/28 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewery4/29 Wilmington, NC The Whiskey4/30 Savannah, GA Barrelhouse South5/1 Orlando, FL Moonstone Festival5/19 5/22 Brooksville, FL Orange Blossom Jamboree6/17 6/19 Live Oak, FL Purple Hatters Ball w/ Kaleigh Baker
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Image App users, tap here to watch video.ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Wednesday requiring all people when in public and not maintaining social distancing to wear face masks.Starting Friday, the new mandate will require a mask or face covering on busy streets, public transit or any situation where people cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing“Stopping the spread is everything. How can you not wear a mask when you’re going to come close to a person?” Cuomo said at his daily briefing. “On what theory would you not do that?” The governor said there will initially be no civil penalties for noncompliance, but he’s urging merchants to enforce it among customers.On Sunday, the Governor announced a similar executive order directing employers to provide a face covering or mask to essential workers who are directly interacting with the public.Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor, said it’s up to the employers to provide the masks.This is a developing story and will be updated.
Companies increasingly looking to add storage to wind projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The scope for adding batteries to wind projects is expanding around the world, building on the considerable momentum that already exists for hybrid solar-plus-storage plants.In the U.S., solar-plus-storage is an increasingly mainstream proposition for large-scale renewables developers. In Europe, the pairing of batteries with utility-scale solar is still less common, though a peek at the mid-term development pipeline suggests that’s about to change.Wind-plus-storage has been a rarer beast in global markets, but projects in Italy, Japan, the U.S and elsewhere indicate a shift in the way developers are thinking.The U.S. has seen a flurry of wind farm repowerings over the past few years, and such project upgrades will be increasingly common in Europe as Germany’s first subsidized wind farms see their payments come to an end this year. As projects are re-engineered, the option of adding batteries will hold interest for many developers.“If you were to repower a wind project, you would have to look at the option of storage — you’d be foolish not to,” said Jake Dunn, commercial lead for Vattenfall’s innovation team on the sidelines of the recent Energy Storage Summit in London. Sweden’s Vattenfall has completed both wind-plus-solar and a wind-plus-storage projects in the U.K.One of the most obvious benefits of co-locating wind, solar and/or storage is the ability to take advantage of — and maximize — existing grid infrastructure. “You already have the land and you already have the grid connection, so planning is that much easier,” said Dunn.[John Parnell, Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: Storage hybrid plants getting more attractive for maturing wind and solar markets
By Alejandra Arredondo/Voice of America (VOA)/ Edited by Diálogo Staff May 04, 2020 U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on April 8 that the idea of negotiating with the regime to end the crisis is “realistic.”“Every dictatorship in Latin America, with the rarest of exceptions, ends with a negotiation,” Abrams said via teleconference, where he defended the U.S. Department of State’s plan to set up a transitional government in Venezuela that includes the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV, in Spanish) and the Venezuelan Armed Forces.The proposal seeks to create a State Council elected by the National Assembly — with pro-government and opposition parties participating — that would call future elections in which Nicolás Maduro might, in theory, participate.“We didn’t think it was right for foreigners to say here’s a list of Venezuelans who can run for office and here’s a list of Venezuelans who cannot run for office,” Abrams said about Maduro’s possible candidacy.Maduro “is the most toxic figure in Venezuela […]. If he presents himself in an election, he’s going to be crushed,” the diplomat said in the teleconference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.The regime rejected the U.S. proposal just hours after it was announced, calling it “interventionist.”For Abrams, that outcome was expected. He said that the message was mostly directed to the people around the Chavista leader, who are already contacting the United States.“There are people in and around the regime who are reaching out to the U.S. government,” Abrams said.“Maybe people in the regime recognize what they didn’t recognize last summer, which is that the situation is increasingly difficult […] and they need to look for a way out. They need to look for a negotiated, agreed way forward,” the special representative for Venezuela added.Military option, negotiationAlthough he said that military options were on the table “if the president wants to use them,” the diplomat defended the possibility of a negotiation.“If you want to propose an American invasion, that’s fine, go ahead and propose it. But if that’s not going to happen, then how does this [the situation in Venezuela] come to an end? […] Through a negotiation,” Abrams said.“You don’t exactly get to choose who you negotiate with. You end up negotiating with the people who are there. Let’s be realistic,” said the diplomat, when asked why they might negotiate with regime officials, many of whom are sanctioned or, who like Maduro or Diosdado Cabello, face charges in the United States for narcotrafficking.“We could say, here’s how it ends: The opposition, the majority in the National Assembly, takes over tomorrow morning, and everybody connected to the Chavista party and the army goes to jail. Is this a realistic proposal? It is not,” said Abrams.
Walmart recently entered the mobile payments race with the introduction of its own Android and iOS mobile payment app, Walmart Pay. This announcement made Walmart the first major retailer to launch its own payment service.Unlike Apple Pay or Google Wallet, Walmart’s mobile payment app will use Quick Reference (QR) technology rather than near-field communication (NFC). The retail giant is part of the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the big business-backed company promoting a retailer-supported mobile payment system called CurrentC. So far, CurrentC has failed to take off, since some large retail backers are now accepting Apply Pay in their stores.With Walmart Pay, the retailer is essentially adding payment technology to its current mobile app which has a reported 22 million active users. The app ranks among the top three retail apps in the Google and Apple app stores. The payment feature is being built into the existing app, so customers can shop with it as well as pay with it. continue reading » 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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