AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 March 2000 | News The Guardian today reports on a local fundraising event that went wrong but was rescued by some quick thinking. A guess-the-weight of a cake competition for charity in Bridgwater, Somerset, was rapidly renamed a guess-the-weight of a goat competition, after the animal ate the cake. Sheepish fundraising event 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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The energy savings is equivalent to removing over 265,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and taking more than 57,000 cars off of California roads for one year.“SoCalGas is committed to providing affordable, clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and one way we do that is by encouraging our customers to take advantage of our energy efficiency programs,” said Darren Hanway, manager of energy programs and strategy at SoCalGas. “By giving our customers the tools they need to obtain high efficiency gas appliances and make their existing gas appliances more efficient, customers can both lower their bills and curb carbon emissions.”SoCalGas energy efficiency programs include offering rebates on hundreds of home appliances and products that help conserve energy and reduce costs. Customers can apply for rebates quickly and easily from a mobile device.An energy efficient appliance, over its lifetime, will save customers thousands of dollars in energy bills. A tankless water heater can save about $1,500, an efficient traditional water heater about $200. An energy efficient furnace will use about $550 less in natural gas over its lifetime and a smart thermostat, which can learn a customer’s schedule and temperature preferences to adjust the temperature in the home accordingly, can save $125 over its lifetime.Customers can use the SoCalGas Marketplace website to find and compare energy efficient products. The site points users to rebates of $600 on select water heaters and furnaces, up to $500 on select fireplaces and $50 on select smart thermostats and Energy Star natural gas dryers.SoCalGas continues to be a leader in researching and developing new technologies that improve energy efficiency and protect the environment. Between 2015 and 2019, SoCalGas energy efficiency programs delivered more than 204 million therms in energy savings, enough natural gas usage for 125,000 households a year, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by over 1,000,000 metric tons, the equivalent of removing more than 230,000 cars from the road annually. These advances have also helped save SoCalGas customers nearly $225 million in utility bill costs.In an effort to not only maintain affordable utility bills for customers but to also reduce environmental impact, the company is focused on its vision for a 21st century energy system. This system will provide clean, affordable, resilient and integrated energy by replacing 20 percent of SoCalGas’ traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. The system is part of SoCalGas’ vision to be the cleanest gas utility in North America.Renewable natural gas is a clean fuel produced from our waste streams (i.e., sewers and food waste, as well as dairy and agriculture waste) and can be used like traditional natural gas to heat homes and businesses, for cooking, and to fuel trucks and buses. RNG reduces GHG emissions because it takes more GHG emissions out of the air than it emits as an energy source. Research shows that replacing about 20 percent of California’s traditional natural gas supply with RNG could lower emissions equal to retrofitting every building in the state to run on electric only energy and at a fraction of the cost.To learn more about SoCalGas’ energy efficiency programs and services, visit socalgas.com or call 800-427-2200. To learn more about SoCalGas’ vision, please visit socalgas.com/vision.About SoCalGasHeadquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million customers across 24,000 square miles of Central and Southern California, where more than 90 percent of residents use natural gas for heating, hot water, cooking, drying clothes or other uses. Gas delivered through the company’s pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians— about 45 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.SoCalGas’ vision is to be the cleanest gas utility in North America, delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to its customers. In support of that vision, SoCalGas is committed to replacing 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. Renewable natural gas is made from waste created by dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is also committed to investing in its gas delivery infrastructure while keeping bills affordable for our customers. From 2014 through 2018, the company invested nearly $6.5 billion to upgrade and modernize its pipeline system to enhance safety and reliability. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Requisition ID: req2833Job Title: Adjunct-CulinaryDepartment: Sport Exer. Std. & Hosp. PrgmsLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: ContractCompensation: $52.88 per contact hourSchedule: Hours and days will vary depending on coursesections needed.The CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.The CityColumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally.The Ideal CandidateColumbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in thecommunity college mission; who are academically and culturallydiverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who sharein our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate iscommitted to academic excellence, continuous improvement throughprofessional development, assessment, contributing to program andcourse development, and creating a collegial environment ofcivility, collaboration and open communication.There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach duringthe day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the ColumbusState College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campusand regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg andWesterville. Distance learning course sections are only availableafter successfully teaching face-to-face classes. Applicantsseeking a strictly online course schedule need not apply for thisposition.Position SummaryThe Adjunct – Culinary position provides quality instruction andmaintains a positive learning environment in the classroom, withmajor emphasis placed on teaching, supporting and evaluatingstudents. The Adjunct role provides instruction and monitorsteaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by theDepartment Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent mustexhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitaskwhile engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus,Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning& OrganizingEssential Job FunctionsIn conjunction with the Sports, Exercise Studies, and HospitalityPrograms department’s policies, teaches assigned courses asscheduled and assumes primary responsibility for the delivery ofthe curriculum in the classroom, ensuring both the rigor of theprogram and quality of instruction in order to achieve courseoutcomes. Employs appropriate teaching and learning strategies anduses available instructional technology.Distributes and submits syllabi for all assigned sections inaccordance with department and College policies. Maintains studentattendance records and submits reports by specified deadlines.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule.Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction and support for learners. Regularlycommunicates with students and is available either in person orelectronically. Encourages a sense of community among students forlearning both inside and outside the classroom.Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure studentperformance in achieving course outcomes and objectives.Communicates course progress to students in a timely manner.Determines and submits student grades (electronic format) inaccordance with established College policies and procedures.Assists in the identification of students with academic or otherneeds and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Maintainsconfidentiality of student information in accordance with theFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).Periodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, andChairperson relative to teaching duties, and professionaldevelopment.Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesAttend department meetings and trainings as required. Regular,predictable, and punctual attendance is required.Usual Physical RequirementsWhile performing duties of this job the employee: regularly standsand walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits;converses verbally with others in person and by telephone;regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data intocomputer; occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs orbalances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls; and frequentlyuses hand or fingers to touch. Vision demands include close,relatively detailed vision and distance vision. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.Working ConditionsNormal classroom and office working conditions. Travel may berequired based upon assignment.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: online instruction techniques and methods; MicrosoftOffice; BlackBoard; internet research; online communication andrecord-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies andthe use of multi-media technology to enhance to enhance studentlearning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporatingcritical thinking, effective communication and other generaleducation outcomes in course content; effective time management;proficiency with online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills;create engaging learning environments that respect a wide varietyof viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diversestudent population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgroundsand students with disabilities; work independently without ongoingsupervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning outcomes;maintain confidential and sensitive information, includingFERPA.Minimum Qualifications:The candidate will need to have at least 5 years of industryexperience in a commercial kitchen where they prepared food fromrecipes and menus for paying guests. NRAEF Serv/Safe certified atlevel II for the State of Ohio. State Motor Vehicle Operator’sLicense or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).Additional Information: Adjunct faculty positions areongoing pooled positions and as such, applications are accepted ona continuous basis and reviewed by the department when openingsbecome available. To be considered for a position, candidates mustcomplete the online application and provide the followingdocuments: unofficial transcripts based on the requirements of theposition, cover letter and CV or resume. Official transcripts mustbe provided within 30-days of hire date. If transcripts are from aninternational institution, it is the responsibility of theprospective applicant to have the transcripts translated andevaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
Dr. Bucshon Votes to Override Obama’s Veto of ObamaCare Repeal(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure overriding the president’s veto of legislation to dismantle ObamaCare. Prior to the vote, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to support overturning the president’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act.Watch the video by clicking here: https://youtu.be/2CcWhwCOeOo . The text is available in full below.“Thank you Mr. Speaker. I come to the floor today in support of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. Before I came to Congress, I spent my career taking care of patients. As a physician, I want every American to have access to quality, affordable healthcare.“The legislation before us today marks the next step towards that goal. Last month, for the first time, we put a bill to dismantle ObamaCare on the President’s desk. It’s no surprise the president vetoed it.“Now, with this veto override vote we are exercising our Constitutional power to the fullest extent, and bypassing the President to do what is right for our Country.“I urge passage of this bill, to show the American people that the House of Representatives is doing everything in our power to stop this disastrous law and replace it with a patient-centered healthcare plan. Thank you and I yield back.”In January, the House passed a budget reconciliation package that dismantled ObamaCare and defunded Planned Parenthood. The legislation reached the President’s desk for the first time ever (http://goo.gl/uX8rjF). President Obama vetoed this bicameral legislation on January 8, 2016.Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana’s 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Looking for an excuse to trek the most scenic and spectacular stretch of the Bartram Trail? Push your limits on the Trailblaze Challenge, a 24.1 mile hike in one day on the Bartram Trail from Nantahala Gorge to Franklin, N.C.. The second annual endurance hike begins around sunrise at Appletree Campground near the upper Nantahala River. After a few rolling miles, the Bartram Trail joins the Appalachian Trail and climbs steeply toward 5,285-foot Wayah Bald. Atop Wayah, explore a historic stone fire tower and enjoy panoramic views of Western North Carolina, then plunge down a quad-busting descent into Franklin for the festive finish.Not sure you want to tackle 24 miles in a day? There’s also a 15.6 mile option beginning at Saw Mill Gap.The hike benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For children who face the overwhelming odds of a serious medical condition, the bad times can be truly devastating. Make-A-Wish exists to remind kids of all the amazing possibilities of life and to help them through the most difficult parts of their journey.The hike will be held on May 17 for Charlotte participants and May 31 for Asheville and Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point participants.Walk in the footsteps of famed naturalist William Bartram and summit one of the most magnificent mountains in Appalachia—while helping children realize their dreams.Visit trailblazechallenge.org for more information or contact event organizer Chris Webber at [email protected] or 704-339-0334.
OWEGO (WBNG) – Owego resident and current Yankees catcher, Josh Thole, is preparing to head to Spring Training to resume the baseball season. He spent the baseball hiatus training with local baseball players. Thole spent part of the 2009 season in Binghamton where he hit .328, earning himself an Eastern League All-Star Game appearance. During his time in Binghamton, Thole met his wife and their family now resides in Owego. In January, Thole signed a minor league contract with the Yankees. He hasn’t appeared in a MLB game since 2016. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced there will be a season, with Spring Training beginning July 1. “They’ll be a group of players going to an alternate site to stay in shape in case a player gets hurt or what have you,” said Thole. “There’s a group of guys that would go down to Vestal High School and we were playing some sim games and live BP,” he said. Thole is most known for his days with the New York Mets. The 33-year-old was behind the plate for Johan Satana’s no hitter and R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young season. “I’m a full time dad at this point, the hard part about coronavirus and no school was that I was also their teacher,” said Thole. Thole is headed to the Bronx for Spring Training where he hopes to change that, but if not, he hopes the Yankees will still keep him around.
(WBNG) — Deposit/Hancock senior Laycee Drake will take on the America East next year after committing to play basketball at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Drake said the recruiting process was “kind of like a dating app.” With so many unknowns surrounding her senior year and senior basketball season, Drake is happy to have one weight off her shoulders. “We’ve been to tournaments In Spooky Nook and Philly once and it’s just so different there,” she said. “Usually there’s coaches all around lined up the baseline and stuff but there really weren’t many because it’s all just like livestream.” With other offers on the table, Drake said UMBC set itself apart. With the Binghamton Bearcats on UMBC’s schedule each season, Drake has homecoming games to look forward to. “It’s cool that I’ll be home for a game or two.” Amid the pandemic, she said she never had an official visit to campus. “It was just like such a family atmosphere, that was the biggest thing.” “A lot of schools that offered me were like we need you to make a decision in a week or two,” she said. “And that made it easier for me to make my decision because if they’re not all in, why would I be?” Ultimately, the team environment sold Drake in the end. With the summer before senior year prime time for recruiting, Drake has played in some tournaments this summer but said coaches rely on watching virtually. “It was a lot more technological because they can’t watch you play at all and the dead period just keeps getting extended and extended so that was tough,” she said. “It was big time,” she said. “Everything is still up in the air for my teammates that are juniors. They’re not sure where they’re going and it’s tough the situation we’re in.”
The Champions League was halted halfway through the return legs of the round of 16 with four ties still to be decided. The final was due to take place in Istanbul on May 30.Some media reports have suggested ties could be reduced to one leg instead of two from the quarter-finals with a “final four” tournament in Istanbul.In the Europa League, two of the round of 16 first leg matches have still to be played and all of the second legs. The final was due to be held in Gdansk, Poland, on May 27.The women’s Champions League final was scheduled for Vienna on May 24. Topics : This season’s Champions League, Europa League and women’s Champions League finals scheduled for May have been formally postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Tuesday.All three competitions are currently suspended along with almost every European domestic league because of the coronavirus while UEFA last week postponed the Euro 2020 tournament until next year.”No decision has been taken on rearranged dates,” UEFA said in a statement. It also did not say whether it would be able to complete the competitions in the current format or would have to shorten them.