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first_img* Are you a High school graduate or equivalent?YesNo Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). -Must be a resident of the State of Illinois.-Must be a High School Graduate or equivalent.-At least 21 years of age.-Must have obtained the Illinois Law Enforcement Training andStandards. Board police officer certification.-Must have a valid driver’s license-Must possess F.O.I.D. card. Position TypeCivil Service -Extra Help Position End Date (if temporary)05/31/2021 * Do you possess an F.O.I.D. card?YesNo * Do you have a valid Driver’s License?YesNo This is a posting to establish a qualified pool of temporary extrahelp Public Safety Aides/Police Officers to fill open slots innormal Department of Public Safety staffing rotation.As a Public Safety Aide/Police Officer, the responsibility ofpatrolling to provide public assistance is the major function. Thisresponsibility includes and requires an extreme amount of personalcontact whether providing service, protection, and/or enforcementof laws and rules. Public Safety Aides/Police Officers must becompetent of the duties and responsibilities required for thisposition. This position requires strong community policing andpublic relation skills. The Public Safety Aides/Police Officersmust be in excellent physical shape to endure the extreme physicalrequirements of the position. The Public Safety Aides/PoliceOfficers must be able to work long hours, endure extensive walking,long sitting, and be available to work on a moment’s notice. Dutieswill include walking, standing and driving, in extreme hot and coldtemperatures. Position’s Functional TitlePublic Safety Aides/Police Officers- Extra Help Open Until FilledYes Closing Date Position Start Date12/16/2020 * Are you at least 21 years old?YesNo Position Details Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterCertification/Professional LicenseOptional DocumentsTranscriptsVeteran’s Preference Points DocumentationOtherOther2Other3Other4Other5 DepartmentPlaceholdercenter_img Quicklink for Posting * When are you available to work? Please specify Days,Afternoons, Evenings and/or Weekends.(Open Ended Question) Posting NumberCS0481P Employee ID This is a temporary assignment which will end when funding or hoursis exhausted. Employees in this position performs a variety ofduties as assigned by their supervisor and outlined above. Pay rateis $19.06 per hour * Have you obtained the Illinois Law Enforcement Training andStandards Board police officer certification?YesNo Position Summary Classification TitlePublic Safety Aides/Police Officers- Extra Help Special Instructions to Applicants Type of SearchExternal * Are you a resident of the State of Illinois?YesNo Minimum Qualifications Posting Date12/02/2020 Preferred Qualificationslast_img read more

first_img× BAYONNE — Bayonne firefighters rescued a small dog from an underground holding tank at a pump station on Fifth Street on Wednesday, October 3. The dog, a beagle-pug mix or “puggle” named Roscoe, was trapped 10 feet below ground in a water-filled tank, clinging to a large pipe flange extension. Firefighters used specialized equipment to perform a confined-space entry to perform the rescue, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver.Roscoe, who was reported missing from his nearby home several days earlier, was transported to a local veterinarian and reunited with his family in Bergen Point.last_img

first_imgBaker beware! Innocent items of kitchen equipment could land you in some serious trouble, as one poor man (not a baker in this instance) found to his cost. The item in question was a spatula – a pretty normal piece of kit in your average bakery – but clearly a lethal weapon when brandished at large or used in a not-for-purpose situation.According to The Sun newspaper, disabled gentleman Steve Gardner, of Torquay, Devon, found himself suddenly surrounded by cops with Taser guns, as he stood on the doorstep of his house, waiting for the post. Police who happened to be cruising the area, reportedly pounced on Gardner, ordering him to “drop the weapon”. They then proceeded, somewhat unceremoniously we feel, to confiscate the spatula.Steve admits that limited use of his hands means he employs the spatula as a letter-opener, back-scratcher – oh, and occasionally to “ice a cake”. A police spokeswoman claimed the police had thought it was a bread knife “with the serrated edges removed and sharpened”.So, you have been warned: spatula, bread knife or even a spoon… be careful how and where you handle your kitchen implements!last_img read more

first_imgMarks & Spencer has announced store cuts as part of a wide strategic shake-up.M&S chief executive Steve Rowe (pictured right) has announced the closure of 30 stores in order to focus on expanding M&S’s food business with smaller stores.Rowe said in a statement: “These are tough decisions, but vital to building a future M&S that is simpler, more relevant, multi-channel and focused on delivering sustainable returns.”In the six months to 1st October 2016, M&S reported total sales of £5.0bn (+0.9% change). In the UK, food LFL sales surprisingly fell by 0.9% but, augmented by new space, total category revenues rose by 4.0%.Clive Black, head of research at analysts Shore Capital, said: “Whilst we cannot be certain of delivery, we feel Mr. Rowe is the best chance that M&S has had in a long-time to place the retailer on a better course for shoppers and shareholders’ alike.”Expansion will focus on M&S’s food business, which contributes over half of group revenue and about a third of profit. In May Rowe said M&S would add an additional 200 food shops by 2019.This follows M&S announcing plans to cut 525 London head office jobs as part of attempts to reduce costs and simplify the business.Last year M&S closed five ’discount’ stores and one high street outlet in the UK, but increased total trading space slightly by opening dozens of franchised Simply Food stores.The retailer has about 300 full-range stores and 640 food-only outlets, 131 of which are larger food halls. It has more than 400 stores overseas.Rowe will also close stores in China, where M&S has found trading tough, and signal further shutdowns in continental Europe.In October M&S unveiled the Croloaf, a croissant/loaf hybrid.last_img read more

first_imgActor Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his roles in The Imitation Game, Sherlock, and more recently, Doctor Strange, joined David Gilmour at the Royal Albert Hall last night in London. The Oscar nominee joined the Pink Floyd singer/guitarist for a version of “Comfortably Numb.”While fans might not have expected this collaboration, Cumberbatch pulled it off quite well – considering the stage presences. Keeping with his theatrical side, he performed the verses originally sung by Roger Waters. The English actor has previous experience in the studio, recording a song “Can’t Keep It Inside” for the August: Osage County soundtrack in 2013. With the approval of Sir Gilmour, we can see that “The Most Eligible Bachelor in Britain” has more than just his acting career to flaunt… though we don’t recommend that he switch careers; acting is most definitely more of Cumberbatch’s thing.Gilmour is in the middle of a five-show stand at the Royal Albert Hall, supporting his most recent release Rattle The Lock from 2015. He will return to the stage on September 29th and 30th.Thanks to YouTube user Anything Sherlock, we can watch the performance below:last_img read more

first_imgHarvard University announced today that Siddhartha Yog, M.B.A. ’04, founder and managing partner of The Xander Group Inc., an India-focused, emerging-markets investment firm, has given the University $11,000,001 to establish two new professorships, fellowships and financial aid, and an intellectual entrepreneurship fund.The gift is inspired by and honors the teaching and mentorship of Professor Arthur I. Segel at Harvard Business School (HBS). It spans multiple Harvard Schools and focuses on innovative science, educational access, public service, and academic–public policy collaborations.The Xander University Professorship recognizes an eminent scholar in emerging areas of scientific inquiry, particularly those at the intersection of existing scientific disciplines. University Professorships are a singular honor reserved for faculty members who are both extraordinarily accomplished in their fields and respected leaders in the University community. Noted Harvard stem cell scientist Douglas A. Melton was named to the position in September.The Xander Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (GSE) recognizes an educator whose work promotes equity, access, and readiness for college, especially for economically disadvantaged and urban students, as well as for students in vocational education programs. Dean Kathleen McCartney has announced that Bridget Terry Long, an economist whose research focuses on issues of access and choice in higher education and the outcomes of college students, will be the inaugural Xander Professor of Education.The Xander Financial Aid and Fellowship Fund at Harvard Law School (HLS) will provide financial aid for deserving international students and students enrolled in the J.D. program who pursue public interest and public service work. The fund also will provide fellowships for one year of postgraduate public service. The Xander Fund for Intellectual Entrepreneurship at HBS will support novel projects and collaborations engaging both the academic and public policy sectors.“Harvard’s legacy of teaching and learning has long emphasized intellectual exploration and public service,” said Harvard President Drew Faust, who is also Lincoln Professor of History. “We are grateful to Sid Yog for this generous gift, which will help us to extend that legacy with the support it spreads across three of our Schools and its recognition of emerging areas of scientific research.”Faust also highlighted the important role of University Professors. “The University Professorships were established almost 80 years ago as a special way to recognize individuals of distinction who are working on the frontiers of knowledge in ways that cross the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines.”She added, “While the world knows Doug Melton as a scientist who has played a seminal role in the exponential growth of the new field of stem cell science, we at Harvard also know him as an untiring mentor to scientific leaders of tomorrow, and as an academic who is passionate about improving undergraduate education.”Explaining his gift, Yog said, “Despite the advances we have made as a race, global events are forcing us to confront our most fundamental vulnerabilities — disease, social injustice, and economic disparity — in ways we have never needed to before. Harvard University’s multidisciplinary and collaborative ecosystem uniquely positions it to find innovative and far-reaching solutions to what I consider are the greatest challenges of our times. I am certain that the beneficiaries of this gift will be remarkable individuals who will bring positive and sustainable change to our world.”McCartney said, “All of us at the Harvard Graduate School of Education are grateful to Sid Yog for endowing this chair and, in so doing, assuring that equity, access, and college readiness remain a focus of our work in perpetuity. Through the work of faculty in this chair, we will improve student opportunity, achievement, and success. I am thrilled to appoint Bridget Terry Long as the inaugural Xander Professor of Education. The policy implications of Professor Long’s research on access to higher education for low-income students is great, which is why she has been asked to testify before Congress and was recently named chair of the National Board for Education Sciences.”HLS Dean Martha Minow said, “We at the Law School are deeply grateful for Sid Yog’s wonderfully generous Xander Financial Aid and Fellowship Fund. This gift will make a critical difference to our students from around the world who wish to pursue public service, especially during this challenging time. That the gift comes from a person whose own career inspires our increasingly entrepreneurial students is especially significant as we seek to support those who are committed to developing innovative ways to serve the public interest. How truly delightful to share Mr. Yog’s vision and splendid support for our students pursuing initial and advanced law degrees.”HBS Dean Nitin Nohria said, “We are grateful for Mr. Yog’s generous gift, which will help support our students’ interest in the intersection of business and government, as well as to enhance their study and practice of entrepreneurship, which creates value for society through the pursuit of opportunity and the development of innovative solutions to some of the world’s most difficult challenges.”Yog has been involved in global real estate and infrastructure since 1993. From 1999 to 2002, he was based in Singapore and Hong Kong as founding director of CB Richard Ellis’s (CBRE) Asia/Pacific strategic consulting practice. From 1994 to 1998, he helped set up CBRE’s India operations and led the consulting, valuation, and research groups. He has also worked at Bain & Co. in New York, Deutsche Bank Real Estate Investment Management GmbH in Frankfurt, and Feedback Ventures in New Delhi.As managing partner of The Xander Group Inc., an investment firm that he co-founded in 2005, Yog has been responsible for overseeing $1.2 billion of investments in India, concentrated primarily on companies and assets in the real estate, retail and entertainment, infrastructure, and hospitality sectors.Yog received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School with highest distinction and was elected a Baker Scholar. He was also elected president of his class and served on the board of directors of HBS’s alumni association. Earlier, he earned an honors degree in economics from the University of Delhi, where he was elected head of the students’ union of his college.He serves on numerous boards and foundations, and is a founding member of the International Advisory Board of the Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University. He splits his time among Boston, London, and New Delhi.Yog discussed his hopes for the various aspects of the gift. “By spearheading pioneering research in emerging areas of scientific enquiry, the University chair in innovative sciences will have a global impact. It is an honor to be able to create a chair whose first appointee is Doug Melton. His path-breaking work in embryonic stem cell research has probably already changed the future course of the lives of millions of people, especially those suffering from Parkinson’s disease or type 1 diabetes.“The Harvard Graduate School of Education is playing a critical role in addressing the urgent need for evolved and appropriate systems of education, by enabling teachers and trainers to lead the charge in their respective communities,” continued Yog. “I am confident that Bridget Terry Long will help promote more equitable and inclusive systems of education globally.”Yog said that the Xander Financial Aid and Fellowship Fund at HLS “will hopefully enable individuals from the developing world to become votaries and implementers of a strong and just legal system in their respective countries, a foundational aspect of any developed society.”He added that HBS’s Xander Fund for Intellectual Entrepreneurship “will assist in pushing the boundaries of intellectual inquiry to resolve the range of problems our world faces today by rethinking the ways in which business engages with other stakeholders in society.”Yog concluded with an explanation of the significance of the “$1” in his $11,000,001 gift amount. In Indian tradition, it is considered lucky to add a token of one to any monetary gift. It is believed that adding that 1 to, say, an amount of 1,000 or 10,000 will start off the next series of thousands or tens of thousands for the recipient.“This is just my way of wishing good luck to all those who will be associated with this gift in times to come, and expressing my hope that they will add exponential value to the gift itself.”last_img read more

first_imgNow this is one act we’ve gotta see! Tony winners Andrea Martin and Chuck Cooper, Broadway vet Matthew Saldivar and more complete the star-studded cast of Act One, a new play written and directed by Tony winner James Lapine. Based on iconic writer/director Moss Hart’s autobiography, the Lincoln Center Theater production features previously announced Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana, who will both play Hart in varying stages of his life. Act One begins performances March 20, with opening night set for April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Chuck Cooper Cooper won a Tony Award for The Life. His many Broadway credits include Romeo and Juliet, Finian’s Rainbow, Lennon, Caroline, or Change, The Life, Chicago, Getting Away With Murder, Passion, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Amen Corner. His off-Broadway credits include The Piano Lesson and Choir Boy. Andrea Martin Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2014 Martin won Tony Awards for My Favorite Year and Pippin, and garnered additional nominations for Candide and Oklahoma! Her notable film and TV credits include SCTV, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Wag the Dog and The Producers. She will star on the forthcoming NBC series Working the Engels. Act One Saldivar’s Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease and The Wedding Singer. He has appeared off-Broadway in All in the Timing, The Toxic Avenger, Sea of Tranquility, Julius Caesar, The Alchemist, June Moon, Spread Eagle and Timon of Athens. Act One chronicles Moss’ impoverished childhood and his determined struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theater. This path led to his collaboration with George S. Kaufman and their first great success, Once in a Lifetime. The production will feature set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier and original music by Louis Rosen. Star Files In addition to Shalhoub, Fontana, Martin and Cooper, Act One will feature Bill Army (Old Jews Telling Jokes), Will Brill (Tribes), Laurel Casillo (Evil Things), Steven Kaplan (The Exonerated), Will LeBow (Nocturne), Mimi Lieber (Brooklyn Boy), Charlotte Maier (The Columnist), Deborah Offner (The Maids), Matthew Schechter (Richard III), Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens) and Amy Warren (August: Osage County).last_img read more

first_imgCraig Hill and Devi Hill, the owners of Regional Homebuilders LLC of Burlington have continued in the footsteps of former HCJS Inc. With ten years of carpentry experience and backgrounds in business, Craig and Devi continue to provide quality products and services to their customers. Regional Homebuilders has a small crew and both owners are part of the building experience from start to finish. Regional Homebuilders specializes in custom additions, remodels and new homes. is external) Office: (802) 864-2485.last_img

first_imgBy Dialogo November 26, 2012 The outbreak of violence in the state of São Paulo, sponsored by a criminal organization known as First Capital Command (PCC), that is associated with drug trafficking, continues to cause panic among the population and tension between members of the local police force. Ninety-three security agents have been killed since the organization started to retaliate for the arrest and death of criminals by the military police. The number of civilians that were killed doubled when compared to the same period last year. In only fifteen days, 142 deaths were recorded, some due to confrontation with the police, while the other circumstances remain uncertain. The criminal attacks strike various parts of the metropolitan region, while driving motorcycles, a tactic similar to what is used by American gangs. Over twenty buses were set on fire using Molotov cocktail bombs. Federal and the local governments are studying solutions together to put an end to the conflict. One of the actions already implemented was the transfer of the PCC leaders to separate maximum security facilities, which operate under different disciplinary regimens. The PCC is currently the largest criminal organization in Brazil, with approximately 70,000 members and connections in many states. They have initiated prior crises, such as what happened in 2006, when the fourth largest city in the world was partially paralyzed by the shutdown of schools and retail businesses, as well as the interruption of the public transportation system. *André Luís Woloszyn – Strategic Affairs Analystlast_img read more

first_imgJust about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you’re born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you’ll probably go through many trying financial times over the course of your life. Financial issues can harm family relationships and impact your health. And even if you’ve done everything you should have to prepare for an economic downturn or medical catastrophe, you can still end up seeing your savings and safety net vaporized with a single mistake.Money and personal finance issues are more or less a fixture in our lives. We’re always striving to keep our heads above water, to pay the rent or mortgage, and if we’re lucky, try to save for a new toy or vacation. When times do get really tough, however, there isn’t much to say that’s positive about the experience. You simply have to try and weather the storm the best you can and hope you’re not too much in the red when things calm down.Surprisingly enough, researchers are now starting to say that those times of intense stress and struggle related to money might actually be a good thing — at least one way. Money problems may make us mentally sharper. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more