BetVictor unveils Smart Cards for racing

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation BetVictor has unveiled its new Smart Cards product, giving customers of the online gambling company access to a continuous stream of live horse racing updates.The products have been developed in collaboration with BetVictor’s data partner, Timeform, with the aim of allowing punters to make better-informed betting decisions in real time.The Smart Cards will update the traditionally static information provided 24 hours before each race with updates, tips and race-day trends.The live stats product, which will be integrated into BetVictor’s standard race card, will be available via mobile across all UK and Irish race meetings.The product launch forms part of BetVictor’s new creative campaign entitled ‘See The Bigger Picture’ and follows the recent recruitment of several BetVictor brand ambassadors, such as jockeys Rachael Blackmore and Nicola Currie, and trainer Jamie Snowden.“Today, across almost every sport that punters bet on, the use of statistical information to produce real-time insights is increasingly important,” BetVictor director of product Eoin Ryan said.“However, over the past few years horse racing products have remained relatively static. By integrating the latest Timeform services in our horse racing offering, the new Smart Cards product really raises the bar.”Timeform, a long-term partner of BetVictor, also supports the operator’s Betfinder service, which allows customers to identify horses to bet on. BetVictor unveils Smart Cards for racing Email Address BetVictor has unveiled its new Smart Cards product, giving customers of the online gambling company access to a continuous stream of live horse racing updates.center_img Regions: UK & Ireland Sports betting 20th August 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

The Omega Diagnostics share price is up nearly 1,200% in a year! Should I buy now?

first_imgThe Omega Diagnostics share price is up nearly 1,200% in a year! Should I buy now? Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. The Omega Diagnostics (LSE:ODX) share price exploded in 2020. In early March last year, it was trading at 7.5p. Today it’s around 97p. That’s an extraordinary 1,190% increase in the space of only a year.What caused this explosive growth? And should I be adding the stock to my portfolio? Let’s take a look.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What does Omega Diagnostics do?The company operates within the healthcare industry. It provides a wide range of in-vitro diagnostic products used throughout hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. These products are manufactured by the company’s three main divisions.The first and largest is Food Intolerance. This segment generates around 93% of the firm’s total revenue. And as the name suggests, it focused on developing tests that identify individuals’ food intolerances as well as any health problems related to the gut.The second division specialises in allergies. It only generates around 4% of revenue but offers an essential service used almost every day in hospitals. The company manufactures allergy assay reagents. Put simply, these reagents try to trigger a mild reaction from the body’s immune system to determine whether someone is allergic to something.The final and smallest division is Omega’s infectious diseases department. It provides a range of CD4 tests that aid in managing patients with a pre-diagnosed HIV infection. However, recently, the firm has adapted its technology to produce antibody tests for Covid-19.Why did the Omega Diagnostics share price explode?From what I can tell, Omega’s initial surging share price stems from its promise of developing five different Covid-19 tests in the early days of the pandemic. This momentum has only continued since the company signed a new contract with the UK government.Omega Diagnostics will provide approximately two million lateral flow devices per week for rapid Covid-19 testing under the agreement. Needless to say, this is a fantastic opportunity for the business, and its managers have said they expect the deal to make a significant contribution to overall performance in 2021.Risks to considerThe company is a well-established global provider of diagnostics tests. Yet despite this, it’s still unable to make itself consistently profitable and has become somewhat dependent on external funding. Fortunately, the balance sheet is reasonably debt-free and so debt financing is an option for the future, although this could damage its financial health.Something else to consider is the healthcare industry in general. Much like pharmaceuticals specifically, it’s one of the most heavily regulated sectors in the world. Therefore, there’s no guarantee that new products will receive regulatory approval or be economically viable even if they do.Final thoughts on the Omega Diagnostics share priceOmega Diagnostics looks like a sound and healthy business in my eyes, but I think its share price is frankly insane. The firm only generated £9.8m of revenue in 2020. And given that it hasn’t stated the value of its new contract with the UK government, it’s tough to determine the business’s true underlying value this year.I think the Omega Diagnostics share price is too high based on the currently available information. And so, I won’t be adding it to my portfolio today. 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(Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995

first_imgWednesday Jul 16, 2014 Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995 There’s no doubt that Jonah Lomu will always be remembered as the man that changed Rugby. A prolific tryscorer and a giant amongst men, at his fittest the All Black scored tries with ease. Today we look at the chaos he caused in one Bledisloe Cup game. With this year’s Super Rugby heading into the knockout stages, the next big thing on the international rugby calendar will be the Rugby Championship, and the trans-Tasman rivalry of the Bledisloe Cup. New Zealand have dominated for years, and it was the same back in 1995.For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to watch his career closely, another huge part of the legend’s game was his ability to offload in the tackle and set up tries for those around him.When we see offload these days one tends to think of the likes of Sonny Bill Williams and fancy passing, but with Lomu it wasn’t that at all. It was his ability to beat multiple players, and just as the third or fourth came in to attempt to take him down, he’d get the pass away.Sly flankers like Josh Kronfeld often benefitted from the ground Lomu made, and so even when the wing was brought down short of the tryline, it often resulted in a try for the All Blacks anyway.This short video takes a look at this element of his game in just one match, against rivals the Wallabies in 1995, just a few months after he helped New Zealand reach the final at the Rugby World Cup in South Africa. Here he scores one try and sets up three more, as one does.New Zealand won the game 34-23 to set up a run of seven straight wins over the Wallabies.We’ll feature more from the great man and others in the lead up to the 2014 Rugby Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

C5 House / Martin arquitetura + engenharia

first_img Projects ArchDaily Houses Photographs Photographs:  Marcelo Donadussi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  204 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project C5 House / Martin arquitetura + engenharia Architects: Martin arquitetura + engenharia Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Brazil “COPY” CopyHouses•Capão da Canoa, Brazil João Batista Martin 2018 Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 20Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926128/c5-house-martin-arquitetura-plus-engenharia Clipboard Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Acelor Mittal, Deca, Jatobá, Portobello, Vidraçaria Diamante, polimix Lead Architect: Engineering:Gilberto Germano JrLandscape:Verde Arte PaisagismoDesign Team:Guilherme Dreyer, Rodrigo Silveira, Leonardo Borba. Indaiara Dimer, Itamar da Silva e Camila AzevedoCity:Capão da CanoaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. In the C5 House, the users’ choices and preferences configure the personality and functionality of this home. The main residents, a 9-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, when asked what they would like the new house, were quick to say, “We want a garden to play with!” After living in a small apartment in the city center, they were looking forward to the move. The residence with just over 200m² of single-storey house offers translated spaces for children and their leisure and study activities and planned environments with priority in family activities. On the main façade, the carport acts as a covered playground for rainy days. The lake access balcony, located at the back of the house, is a favorite place for water games.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe integration between the environments occurs through the living, acting as an articulating element between the open spaces and the edges. The floor plan consists of two blocks, the open, high ceilinged living room of 4,5 meters wide and integrated and the more compartmentalized intimate bedroom sector. Dormitories are small, sleeping only. The two brothers share the same bathroom, which is between the bedrooms, which in many places is called the “American suite.” The service area has been placed between the dormitories for convenience and functionality. Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiA brick wall that does not touch the ceiling delimits the two blocks, creating movement and privacy for the dormitories, as well as lighting and ventilation for the transition area of the rooms. The uniqueness of this element is given by the present materiality. The formal solution is simple and reflects the internal spatial organization: a white rectangular prism that corresponds to the social area, added to the lower block corresponding to the intimate area.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe front and back porches are bordered by exposed concrete frames that contrast with the wood slats, which promote privacy and thermal comfort for the intimate area. The external compositions made with wood and concrete reveal and highlight the volumes and their plans, differentiating the intimate and social environment. Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!PlanThe interiors reflect the same materiality as the exterior, with the predominance of apparent concrete. The highlight is a large multipurpose bookcase, specially used to house the family books, made in the work with steel rebar left over from the construction and which became the children’s study bench.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe C5 House project represents the importance of the project shaped by the owners’ preferences, in this case the couple’s children. The architecture of the house excels in practicality without giving up good formal solutions. The enthusiastic response of children when using the house is that it summarizes and reveals the success achieved by the project.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessFluctuart Art Gallery / Seine DesignSelected ProjectsLTTD House / Kien Truc NDTSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926128/c5-house-martin-arquitetura-plus-engenharia Clipboard Year:  C5 House / Martin arquitetura + engenhariaSave this projectSaveC5 House / Martin arquitetura + engenharia CopyAbout this officeMartin arquitetura + engenhariaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCapão da CanoaOn FacebookBrazilPublished on October 09, 2019Cite: “C5 House / Martin arquitetura + engenharia” [Casa C5 / Martin arquitetura + engenharia] 09 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Capitalism’s war on children

The Black Lives Matter upsurge gained national and international prominence almost a year ago in the aftermath of the police murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The next day, Aug. 10, a heroic rebellion led by Black youth exposed an ongoing racist war and occupation by local and state police, with the backing of the U.S. military.The upsurge continues to this day. It helps expose the links between political and economic repression, as workers and oppressed peoples worldwide bear the brunt of mass austerity in the form of low wages, unemployment, union busting and slashing of social services — accompanied by mass incarceration and police and vigilante terror.A big part of this repression is the role that poverty plays, especially among the most vulnerable in society — children — including those living in the U.S. This is illustrated by a study released July 14 by the Pew Research Center, which analyzed several years of U.S. Census Bureau data.The study shows that the overall poverty rate for children in the U.S. decreased to 20 percent in 2013 for Latino/a, Asian and white children combined, from 22 percent in 2010. However, for Black children alone, the poverty rate rose to 38.3 percent — close to four times the rate for white children at 10.7 percent. It also states that 30.4 percent of Latino/a children and 10.1 percent of Asian children live in poverty. Notably, growing numbers of Latino/a children are living in poverty relative to the increase in the overall Latino/a population.The federal poverty level in 2013 was set at $23,550 for a family of four, that is, two adults and two children.The Pew study does not mention the poverty rates for children whose parents are undocumented. Many of these parents are locked away indefinitely with their children in detention centers by Immigration Customs Enforcement working in tandem with local authorities.There is also no mention at all in this particular study of the poverty rate for Indigenous youth in the U.S., especially those living on reservations. According to Theresa M. Pouley, the chief judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court in Washington state and a member of the Indian Law and Order Commission, at least 25 percent of Indigenous youth live in poverty, an alarming number compared to the general Indigenous population, which numbers officially under 1 million. (Washington Post, March 9, 2014)Child poverty in the U.S. must be viewed within the context of the global poverty rate for youth. The United Nations reports there are an estimated 1 billion youth whose families live on $2.50 a day or less. According to the U.N. Children’s Fund, at least 22,000 children die each day from starvation, malnutrition, chronic disease, lack of sanitation and other conditions stemming from poverty.Capitalism exploits much of the world’s resources and super-exploits the peoples of oppressed nations through low-wage and slave labor to make profits for the small elite class of the super-rich. This brutal system is to blame for the genocidal war that has already claimed an untold number of young people’s lives and threatens to claim millions more — especially those of people of color living in both the developing countries and the richer capitalist countries.It will take a united global class struggle to uproot this oppressive system and replace it with a socialist system to ensure that human needs are met first and foremost, from the cradle to the grave, without the threat of state repression, especially from the police.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

A Look at the Housing Market’s Potential

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / A Look at the Housing Market’s Potential Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 21, 2019 1,040 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Mortgage Performance: A Look at the Latest Trends Next: Single-Family Rental Market Stabilizes Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post A Look at the Housing Market’s Potential Tagged with: Existing Home Sales First American Financial Corp. Homeowners Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Existing Home Sales First American Financial Corp. Homeowners 2019-05-21 Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Potential existing-home sales showed a slight increase in April to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 0.1% from March, according to the First American Financial Corporation Potential Home Sales report.The increase represents a 54.1% jump from the market potential low point in February 1993, but a decline of 1.3% in existing-home sales compared to a year ago—a loss of 68,600 SAAR sales.The report also states potential existing-home sales is 1.567 million SAAR, or 23.2% below the pre-recession peak of market potential that occured in March 2004.The market performance gap decreased by an estimated 37,000 SAAR sales between March and April 2019.“The housing market continued to under perform its potential in April 2019, but the performance gap shrank compared with March. Actual existing-home sales remain 1.3% below the market’s potential, but the performance gap narrowed from 2.0% last month, according to our Potential Home Sales model,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. “That means the housing market has the potential to support 68,000 more home sales at a [SAAR].”Fleming added that lower mortgage rates in April loosened the “rate lock-in effect” that has created a financial disincentive that prevents many homeowners from selling. He added the amount of time a homeowners lives in their home has increased dramatically over the years.Before the housing market crash of 2007, homeowners spent an average of five years living in their house. That number jumped to seven years between 2008 and 2016, Fleming said.“Since existing homeowners supply the majority of the homes for sale and increasing tenure length indicates homeowners remain hesitant to sell, the housing market faces an ongoing supply shortage – you can’t buy what’s not for sale,” Fleming said.“The most recent data shows that the average length of time someone lives in their home reached 11 years in April 2019, a 9 percent increase compared with a year ago. Increased tenure length reduced the market potential by 33,000 sales compared with last month,” he said. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Rack ’em!: NY pool halls ordered shut can temporarily reopen, judge rules

first_imgBrick House Billiards (Google Maps, iStock)A judge ruled that 16 pool halls in New York state shuttered because of pandemic protocols can reopen. The decision came as part of a preliminary injunction connected to a lawsuit opposing the closures, Newsday reported.The New York State Supreme Court judge’s decision will stand while the larger lawsuit is litigated.The Jan. 15 ruling applies only to those 16 businesses — most of them in Manhattan with one in Upstate — that are part of the suit. They can operate under the state’s Phase 4 guidelines for indoor arts and entertainment venues, meaning they have to limit capacity to 25 percent.Pools halls were ordered shut when the coronavirus took hold. Similar businesses such as casinos and bowling alleys are open.Though most of the pool halls that sued are in Manhattan, Brick House Billiards in North Syracuse is also a plaintiff. A final hearing has not been scheduled. [Newsday] — Dennis Lynch Tagstristate-weekly Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

HMS Exploit Back at Sea after Refit

first_img Industry news December 5, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Exploit Back at Sea after Refit Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has returned to the front line Fleet after a period of refit in Holyhead. HMS Exploit successfully finished her Annual Slip and Repair Period at Holyhead Boatyard which sees her ready for another busy year of high tempo URNU operations.Starting as she means to go on, Exploit welcomed the new intake of first year students from Birmingham URNU on board for two indoctrination weekends.Following on from their weekends at BRNC Dartmouth and at HMNB Portsmouth, the new intake from Birmingham URNU embarked in Exploit on a cold and bitter Friday night in Penarth.The weekend programme saw the students exposed to life on board ship at a slow and cautious pace – deliberately so to aide the professional development of the students.The first year intake were made up of students from University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, De Montford University, Birmingham City University and Aston University.“During the weekend we needed to brief the students on safety issues, sea survival, damage control and life on board. “Sleeping on board the ship for the first time and keeping watches through the night was somewhat of a shell shock for the students!“For some students, finding out there was a 0600 in the morning was a revelation,” commented CPO Pam Ayres, Exploit XO.“The tempo of these First Year weekends is quite slow to allow the new entry to get the most out of the two days. “Next time the first years are on board the ship will be on passage to a Bristol Channel port for a sea weekend proper or en route to the continent for an Easter or Summer deployment.“Simple tasks like engine room rounds, switching on the oven in the Galley and using the Heads must be briefed and mastered by the new first year students,” added Coxswain Mick Archer, Birmingham URNU’s chief of staff.To give the first year a taste of driving the ship, Exploit sailed through the Cardiff Barrage locks into the Bristol Channel.Each first year drove the ship as quartermaster in the vicinity of Flatholm and Steepholm Islands under the watchful supervision of third year students.Exploit’s home port in Penarth offers the perfect training ground in nearby Cardiff Bay – a man made fresh water lagoon.This two mile by two mile lake is not affected by tide, sea state or wind.So after a morning in the Bristol Channel, Exploit returned to Cardiff Bay for man overboard exercises and damage control scenarios.Thereafter Exploit berthed at Mermaid Quay for the night in the public eye.“It was great to be finally at sea in Exploit. The ship had been delayed leaving her annual slip period in Holyhead and this had impacted the first year induction plan.“However once on board we were made to feel very welcome, given our task books and only lost one to sea sickness, “commented a beaming Officer Cadet Lewis Holdsworth.On the third day of the First Year sea weekend, the new entry students were given engineering briefs by Exploits engineering team of CPO Tug Wilson and LET(ME) Paul Shingleton.Thereafter the students again enjoyed some time on the wheel and a navigation lesson from the embarked training officer in the surroundings of Cardiff Bay.“The keys to a successful new entry sea weekend are a willing ship’s company, supportive second and third year students along with keen, eager first year students.“For both first year weekends this winter we were also fortunate to have good weather, perhaps a little chilly at times, which ensured first year students were not overly sea sick,” said AB Nick Bolt.“This year we recruited 21 first year students, so this necessitated two first year weekends rather than the traditional one weekend.“Five second and third year students along with two training officers supported the weekend, making it a whole ship effort from my team at Birmingham URNU.“The first years had been looking forward to seeing their ship after two weekends of shore based training at BRNC and HMNB Portsmouth.“Now they are trained at a basic level, we can now concentrate on sea weekends to Bristol, Swansea and Milford Haven and deployments to Ireland, Spain and France, ” finished Lt Simon Shaw, Exploit’s CO.HMS Exploit is one of two P2000’s based in Penarth, Cardiff. Along with Express, she forms one of only a handful of Wales based Royal Navy units. Exploit has been assigned to Birmingham URNU since 1994 and celebrates her 25th Birthday this year.[mappress]Press Release, December 5, 2013; Image: Royal Navycenter_img HMS Exploit Back at Sea after Refit Share this articlelast_img read more

Substitute – IT User Support Technician

first_imgQualifications and Physical DemandsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:The position requires the equivalent to an Associates degree incomputer science or related technical field and 2 years ofexperience in technical support to computer workstations andconnectivity to networks. Industry certificates (e.g., A+) maysubstitute for some higher education or experience.Knowledge of:The knowledge required will vary depending on the nature of theassignment.Ability to:The abilities required will vary depending on the nature of theassignment.Conditions of EmploymentCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Non-academic, non-classified substitute: vacancy employeesare appointed temporarily when recruiting to fill apermanent position. Non-academic, non-classified substitute: novacancy employees replace classified employees who aretemporarily absent from duty.Non-academic, non-classified substitute employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified substituteemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District. Substitute employment shall not result inthe displacement of Classified personnel.Substitute non classified employees who are appointedtemporarily while the District is recruiting for the permanentposition may not exceed 130 working days within a fiscal year (July1 – June 30).Substitute non classified employees who are temporarilyreplacing a classified employee may not exceed 160 working dayswithin a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).*Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporaryassignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays ortime not worked.The hours of work and effective date of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor. Please note that early evening availability isdesirable.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individual’s interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTSTo be considered for employment you must submit a completeapplication packet. A complete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.A current Resume (uploaded as a separate attachment -PDF recommended)Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank). DefinitionThe Substitute – IT User Support Technician will need to haveknowledge of Apple products, iOS operating systems, andsoftware.Definition:Under general supervisor, substitute employees perform a variety ofwork in support of a college or district program or office.Non-academic, non-classified substitute: vacancy employeesare appointed temporarily when recruiting to fill apermanent position. Non-academic, non-classified substitute: novacancy employees replace classified employees who aretemporarily absent from duty.Non-academic, non-classified substitute employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified substituteemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District. Substitute employment shall not result inthe displacement of Classified personnel.Substitute non classified employees who are appointedtemporarily while the District is recruiting for the permanentposition may not exceed 130 working days within a fiscal year (July1 – June 30).Substitute non classified employees who are temporarilyreplacing a classified employee may not exceed 160 working dayswithin a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).*Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Aids staff and faculty on utilizing computer and softwareprograms including remote access and on the proper use ofaudio-visual or electronic equipment.Participates in troubleshooting to resolve hardware andoperations problems, including but not limited to connectivity,internet access, electronic mail and file servers. Works withfellow staff, equipment users, and vendors to identify and resolveproblems.Provides basic technical support to enterprise software systemssupporting networked computers such as computer system updates,virtual environments, and multimedia systems.Assist with maintaining classroom and conference room audiovisual presentation systems and interface with vendors to ensuretimely repair and return to service.Performs other duties as assigned that support the overallobjective of the position. Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since it’s founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation.last_img read more

Get Ready For “Fun, Fun, Fun” at Beach Boys Concert in Ocean City

first_imgThe Beach Boys will perform at the Ocean City Music Pier Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. (Courtesy Katie Altman of ID PR) By Maddy VitaleThe band synonymous with the beach, summer and good times for millions of fans though the decades is coming to the Ocean City Music Pier and, yes, bringing their “Good Vibrations.”The Beach Boys will appear for four shows Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are still available.The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, one of the founding members, longtime keyboardist Bruce Johnston, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Scott Totten, who continue the legacy of the iconic American band.Bob Rose, of Rose Relations, who co-produces the Ocean City Boardwalk Concert Series, said five years ago, when meeting with city officials, a suggestion was made about possibly booking the Beach Boys.“I immediately called series co-producer Bill Rogers, who has produced shows with the band. He, along with the band management and agency, made this happen,” Rose said Thursday. “After their first visit to Ocean City four summers ago, it was evident that America’s Favorite Band loved ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort.”’The two shows in the first year sold out quickly, so two more shows were added.Get ready for the Beach Boys at the Ocean City Music Pier.“The band has now sold out 12 shows over the past four years,” Rose said, adding the new shows should also draw capacity crowds. “We are thankful that the Beach Boys have chosen to make the City of Ocean City a tour stop during their busy summer season.”With Mike Love at the helm, the Beach Boys continue to entertain audiences across the globe, as they have for more than 50 years. The band plays about 150 shows a year, ranging from festivals to celebrations and other events.In 2013, the Beach Boys released the album “Sounds of Summer,” which was certified triple platinum. That album, along with its companion, “The Warmth of the Sun,” marked a resurgence in Beach Boys interest, according to information provided by Katie Altman of ID PR, the band’s publicist.While Love is the front man of the band, he is also one of rock’s foremost songwriters, with credits including “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations.”In 2016, the Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit “Good Vibrations,” with a 50 Years of Good Vibrations tour. The following year, Love released a double album through BMG called “Unleash the Love,” featuring 13 previously unreleased songs and 14 re-recordings of Beach Boys classics.The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets start at $59.50. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.last_img read more