Strong Growth in Cruise Ship Arrivals

first_imgRelatedStrong Growth in Cruise Ship Arrivals RelatedStrong Growth in Cruise Ship Arrivals RelatedStrong Growth in Cruise Ship Arrivals FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is reporting strong growth figures in cruise ship arrivals for the first eight months of the year. He informed that total cruise arrivals were recorded at 937,000 visitors for January to August, reflecting a 33.9 per cent increase over the 700,000 visitors for the corresponding period last year. Dr. McNeill was speaking at the opening ceremony for JAPEX 2012 at the Sunset Jamaica Grand Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios on Sept. 30. As it relates to stopover arrivals, the Minister said there was a 2 .4 per cent increase for January to August over the same period in 2011, and preliminary figures are showing a five per cent growth from September 1 to 27, which is a traditional slow month. He stated that through the efforts of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Jamaica Vacations (JAMVAC) efforts are being made to “crank things up even further” for the coming winter season. He informed that adequate airlift has been secured from the island’s major markets, as well as from new and emerging ones. Minister McNeill underscored the government’s on-going thrust to upgrade the island’s tourism infrastructure, and announced plans to rebrand the town of Ocho Rios under the theme: “Where Eden meets the Ocean”. JAPEX, being held over three days, is the premier marketing and trade show for Jamaica’s tourism sector, providing a setting for local stakeholders to meet, network and negotiate with travel wholesalers and tour operators from around the world.  The show, which is in its 22nd staging, is hosted by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) in collaboration with the JTB and Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). Also in attendance at the opening ceremony were: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford; and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton.center_img Strong Growth in Cruise Ship Arrivals TourismOctober 2, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more

Assistant Athletic Trainer (2 Positions), Division of Intercollegiate Athletics – (4135)

first_imgPrimary FunctionResponsible for assisting in the management and administration ofall phases of the athletic training operations.Duties and Responsibilities (generally)The Assistant Athletic Trainer will provide health care and healtheducation to student-athletes of assigned sports to ensure thesafety of, reduce the risk of injury to, and guide therehabilitation of those student-athletes.Minimum Required Qualifications for this positionBachelor’s Degree required.N.A.T.A. Certification Required.Eligible to meet Illinois Athletic Trainer Registrationrequirements.Minimum one year athletic training experience in school or clinicsetting.Minimum of two years work experience as certified athletictrainer.Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)Education and Experience PreferredMaster’s degree preferred.Minimum 1 year Athletic training experience at the university orcollege level.Experience with NCAA Division I athletes.List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to theperformance of this position.Ability to communicate with and relate well to student-athletes,coaching and department support staff.Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written andelectronic forms.Working HoursVaries; nights and weekends includedMinimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)Commensurate with experience and internal equity; position includeseligible benefits.Hiring Rate InformationActual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, andinternal equity; position includes a robust benefits package toeligible applicants.Posting Date04/19/2021Closing Date05/15/2021Priority Review DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsPlease submit application and documents through NIU onlineemployment system at materials include:1. Cover Letter2. Resume3. List of 3 References4. Transcripts (unofficial, with official required at hired)Applications must be received by May 15, 2021. Please contact LisaDeRango at [email protected] for questions.Link to Department Homepagewww.niuhuskies.comPhysical DemandsEEO StatementIn accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is anequal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basisof race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age,physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, politicalaffiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professionalqualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal andstate statutes, regulations and orders pertaining tonondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.The following person has been designated to handle inquiriesregarding the non-discrimination policies:Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX CoordinatorHealth Services [email protected] Background Check RequiredYesVisa PolicyIn compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be requiredto verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States andto complete the required employment eligibility verificationdocument form upon hire.ADA AccommodationNIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment andapplication procedures include full opportunities for applicantswith disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied toanyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’sdisability during either the application or interview process. Anapplicant who believes they require an accommodation to participatein the employment process due to a disability may request thataccommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance,please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunityand Education ( AAEOE ) at [email protected] .Clery Act InformationNIU provides information regarding campus security, personal andfire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergencyresponse procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition tocrime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years.The Annual Security Report containing security and safetyinformation is available at or bycontacting the University Police Department and Public SafetyDepartment at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual FireSafety Report is available at orby contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.Quick Link QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeCover LetterList of at least 3 ReferencesCertifications/Licensure #1Optional DocumentsMilitary Discharge Documents ONLY(DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)last_img read more

Theresa May apologizes for response to Grenfell Tower fire

first_img“As prime minister, I apologize for that failure and as prime minister, I’ve taken responsibility for doing what we can to put things right.”More than 200 firefighters and 40 engines were deployed to put out the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, in which 79 people died or are presumed dead. May said help for survivors was insufficient: “People were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do, and where they could seek help.”The prime minister added that she and her government would create new strategies to respond to major disasters, which could include a “civil disaster response task force.”May’s apology follows reports that the government purchased luxury flats for  survivors of the fire, and will establish a public advocate to help disaster victims. She previously pledged that the government would set aside £5 million to support survivors of the fire. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday apologized for the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire.Speaking to MPs after the queen’s speech, May said the government failed to provide adequate support to survivors of the blaze during the early hours of June 14.“The support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough. … That was a failure of the state, local and national, to help people when they needed it most,” said May.last_img read more

Governor Scott announces Vermont Clean Water Week, August 20-26

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott is issuing a proclamation to declare the week of August 20th “Clean Water Week” for the State of Vermont. Vermont businesses, organizations, communities and individuals across the state are taking part in the celebration of Vermont’s waters, and joining the call for action to restore and protect this vital resource.Emily Boedecker, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, explains, “This proclamation gives Vermont the opportunity to take stock of the intrinsic value of our rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands to our economy, our communities and our way of life. While we face difficult challenges to restore clean water in some parts of the state, we are also celebrating this declaration, which demonstrates our resolve to work together for clean water.”Over 90 businesses and organizations have signed up thus far as sponsors of Clean Water Week, offering close to 60 public Clean Water events to celebrate, educate and engage. Events include farm visits, paddling and ecology walks, wastewater and water supply plant tours, rain garden tours and workshops for homeowners, tours by bicycle, and even a few art and cultural heritage events. Check out the exciting events happening in your area at: is external).Boedecker adds, “I am thrilled that so many businesses, agencies, organizations and State Parks have signaled their recognition of the value of Clean Water and their support for our shared goals by participating in Clean Water Week. Events are happening across the state, from Castleton to Craftsbury, Springfield to Waitsfield, Burlington to Barre and Londonderry to Waterbury. Check out the events at our State Parks, including Brighton in Island Pond, Silver Lake in Barnard and Jamaica. These events provide opportunities for everyone to take part in activities that are going on near where they live.”Source: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation 8.15.2017last_img read more

Challenge slows efforts to set up the CCCRC offices

first_img February 1, 2008 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Challenge slows efforts to set up the CCCRC offices Challenge slows efforts to set up the CCCRC offices Senior EditorJeffrey Deen, the Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the region covered by the Fifth District Court of Appeal, provided a touch of irony during the January 9 hearing in Leon County circuit courts to determine whether the state’s five regional counsel offices could remain open.Testifying in Judge P. Kevin Davey’s courtroom about his office’s operations, there was a pause while attorneys consulted. Deen filled the gap by observing, “I wasn’t asked my credentials, but I’m a life member of FACDL.”FACDL, of course, is the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the organization that went to court seeking to block the operations of the five regional counsels (one for the jurisdictional area of each district court of appeal). In granting the association’s request for a writ quo warranto, Davey ruled in December that the statute creating the CCCRCs was unconstitutional.The Supreme Court has now accepted juristiction, granted the state’s emergency motion to reinstate an automatic stay in the case, scheduled an expedited briefing schedule, and set oral argument for February 27.The regional counsels were created last year by the legislature to address a variety of civil and criminal needs. They were charged, in an attempt to save money on the cost of hiring private counsel, to handle criminal cases when public defenders have a conflict. They were also assigned to represent indigents in dependency, Baker Act, guardianship, and a variety of other civil matters.During the hearing, the regional counsels testified how far they had come, since they were appointed last August 20, in setting up their offices that were expected to handle, collectively, tens of thousands of cases annually.Several of the CCCRCs testified that the FACDL’s legal action hampered their efforts to get up and running.“I tell you right now we would be fully operational but for this lawsuit,” Deen said.CCCRC Jackson Flyte said the chief judge of the 20th Circuit suspended referring cases to his office after Davey’s initial ruling, but since resumed the assignments. CCCRC Jeffrey Lewis said he’s seen counties more reluctant to offer space. Some attorneys who were ready to accept jobs with his office, including one qualified to handle death penalty cases, changed their minds.“It makes people apprehensive,” added Deen. “It affects morale.”Here’s a look at where each of the regional counsels are in setting up their operations: • In the First DCA region, Lewis said he was probably the least far along, as he works to set up operations spanning 32 counties and six circuits. Because of difficulties in finding acceptable offices, he was not accepting any cases from the Fourth and 14th circuits. Juvenile cases were being accepted in the First Circuit and dependency cases in the Second Circuit. A few cases have been accepted in the Third, while the finishing touches were being put on hiring employees and finding office space to accept all types of cases in the Eighth Circuit. His various offices had accepted a total of 301 cases. He said he had hired about 15 of the expected 60 attorneys, but was moving to hire several more in the next few days. He also predicted getting another 300 to 500 cases in the two weeks following the hearing, building to a projected total of about 10,000 annually. • In the Second DCA region, Flyte had nearly finished setting up all of his offices. “We are accepting all case types that are in the statute,” he testified, in all five circuits covered by his offices, and had taken on 821 cases by the start of the new year, and probably around 1,000 by the time of the hearing. About half were criminal conflict cases, including some death penalty cases, and about half were dependency, with a scattering of other types of cases. He said he had not yet hired all 99 staffers authorized for his office, because the caseloads did not justify it, but anticipated getting near that number as caseloads rose. He also said he still needed to hire part-time attorneys in some of the district’s smaller counties. Flyte estimated his office would handle around 15,000 cases annually. • In the Third DCA region, CCCRC Joseph George said he had hired 30 attorneys and 10 support staff and had accepted about 85 to 90 cases. “We have accepted appointments in all divisions and continue to do so,” he said, adding he expected to double the number of accepted cases in the week following the hearing. The office, though, is not accepting death penalty cases. George said he has four offices open in the 11th and 16th circuits and was ready to take all assigned cases. He said he ultimately expected around 30,000 cases annually. • In the Fourth DCA region, CCCRC Philip Massa said he had hired staff and opened offices to handle all types of cases in the 15th and 19th circuits, except that his Martin County office had not yet opened, and had taken between 90 and 100 cases. Because of difficulties in finding suitable offices, Massa said he had not taken any cases in the 17th Circuit, but expected to be fully operational there within a month. He projected he would get 12,000 to 14,000 cases annually. He had hired 25 attorneys, plus some support staff out of a total expected staff of 63. • In the Fifth DCA region, CCCRC Deen said he had offices and staff in most areas of the district, except for a few smaller counties. He had hired 47 attorneys and staff and accepted around 300 cases, including 200 felony cases that included six murder cases and one death penalty case. Deen said he expected to average around 100 cases per week, or around 4,000 to 5,000 annually.last_img read more

Handran leads Minnesota to 5-4 win in series opener

first_imgHandran leads Minnesota to 5-4 win in series openerAshley GoetzApril 11, 2009Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minnesota baseball team took care of business in the first of a three game series against Northwestern Friday night, defeating the Wildcats 5-4. Senior hurler Chauncy Handran nailed down his 6th straight win, going 7 2/3 innings for the Gophers. Minnesota’s AJ Pettersen led things for the Gophers offensively as he went 2-for-3 with and RBI, reaching base three times on the night. The Gophers take on Northwestern in game two, today at 2:05 p.m.last_img

Los Alamos Choral Society: Fall Rehearsals Sept. 10

first_imgThe program for the concert will include Part III of Handel’s Messiah, along with works by Michael Maudlin, Mary Badarak and Frances Meier, all New Mexico composers. The concert will conclude with a movement from the 1892 Grand Mass in E-flat by Amy Beach, the first major choral/orchestral work composed in America by a woman composer. The chorus, founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, will be preparing for a gala anniversary concert Jan. 26, 2020, in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Steven Paxton conducts the Los Alamos Choral Society. Courtesy/LACSThe Los Alamos Choral Society. Courtesy/LACS Fall rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 10, for the 75th Anniversary year of the Los Alamos Choral Society. Dr. Steven Paxton is the conductor of the chorus, and inquiries may be made by email at [email protected], or by calling longtime members Chuck Tallman at 505.662.9127 or Wendy Swanson at 505.695.8034. Singers in all sections are invited to join the chorus, and no auditions are required. Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Special accommodations are available for singers wanting only to perform on the Messiah portion of the program, with rehearsals for Messiah not beginning until October. Additional 2020 concerts will include a May 1 performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Los Alamos Community Winds, Ted Vives conducting, and an informal “Dessert Concert” of popular songs and musical theater excerpts. LACS News: The kick-off session Tuesday, Sept. 10 will begin with sign-up and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. rehearsal. All rehearsals take place at United Church of Los Alamos.last_img read more

Melling Hires John Shellberg As Purchasing Sourcing Manager

first_imgShellberg comes to Melling from ROUSH Industries Inc., where he was their director of corporate purchasing. Melling says his detailed understanding of supply chain and international sourcing will be very valuable to the organization as the company continues to diversify and grow. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.   AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement JACKSON, Mich. – Melling Engine Parts has hired John Shellberg to serve as purchasing/sourcing manager for the company. Shellberg brings 18 years of supply chain and purchasing experience to this role, working in both the OEM and aftermarket arenas.  last_img read more

Farmington Hills fire chief turns chef for charity

first_imgFarmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh (City of Farmington Hills)Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh will join with 20 other metro Detroit police and fire chiefs who will participate in the “Chiefs Cooking for Kids” charity event on Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center located at 3771 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.The “Chiefs Cooking for Kids” event will benefit The Youth Connection and the AFPD (American Food and Petroleum Dealers) Foundation, two non-profit organizations that provide advocacy and support services for disadvantaged children and families in Detroit.Unruh will compete for the title of “Chief Chef” as he and other chiefs prepare recipes submitted by their peers. Guests are encouraged to enjoy multiple food stations, along with a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased to cast a vote for the favorite chef in categories including Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, and Best Dessert. The coveted “Chief Chef” award will go to the Chief who has raised the most money through fundraising efforts and voting tickets.Participants may show support for The Youth Connection and the AFPD Foundation by purchasing tickets to the event and/or donating to the cause at forms will also be available at Farmington Hills Fire Headquarters, 31455 W. 11 Mile Road. Be sure to check the box marked Chief Jon Unruh – Farmington Hills Fire Department.To learn more about the charities, visit or–Press release Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alabama’s Drake, Black return to form after injuries

first_imgAlabama running back Kenyan Drake enjoyed getting contact in last week’s scrimmage.Alabama running back Kenyan Drake enjoyed getting contact in last week’s scrimmage.TUSCALOOSA – Ever since he first returned to the field this spring after months recovering from a broken left leg, Kenyan Drake craved a little live contact.But, in an effort to bring Alabama’s senior running back along slowly, Drake spent all spring in a black, no-contact practice jersey.Even during preseason camp, partially because of a sore hamstring that limited him at times, Drake rarely took a legitimate hit at practice.Much to his delight that came to and end last weekend, albeit only slightly.“I got the ball a number of times, but ironically I kind of got bumped out of bounds a few times and kind of got held up in the pile,” Drake said this week. “There were a couple of times I got tackled to the ground, but I didn’t actually get tackled to the ground that much.”Last Saturday’s scrimmage was the first time since he went down early in last season’s game against Ole Miss that Drake felt like a real football player.And for Alabama head coach Nick Saban, it was all by design.“We wanted to get them banged, we wanted to get Kenyan Drake hit, he hadn’t been hit since the Ole Miss game,” Saban said after the second preseason scrimmage, “so he scrimmaged quite a bit, and we wanted five or six carries for him and to play a lot of loose play downs, which he did.”Of course, Drake didn’t take the hits lying down.“It was a full scrimmage so the defense did their best to tackle me,” Drake said with the kind of bravado Alabama will need on offense this season. “I obviously didn’t try to make it easy on them, but it was a scrimmage so I enjoyed being out there full contact.”Drake wasn’t alone in his eagerness to return to full contact.Junior receiver Chris Black also utilized last week’s final preseason scrimmage to get over a nagging ankle injury.“Yeah, it was very frustrating just watching those guys out there competing and putting in a lot of work, and I had to sit back and watch,” Black said last week. “I did as much as I could to help those guys out and kind of motivate them.”Expected to be Alabama’s veteran leader in a rebuilt receiving corps this season, Black has struggled to stay on the practice field after a teammate stepped on his ankle early in preseason camp. It appears that’s all behind him now though.“I’m good. I was able to go full go in the scrimmage last Saturday, so I’m looking to keep getting better and better,” Black said.Although complete scrimmage stats were not provided by Alabama, Black said he got what he needed out of the full-contact intersquad practice.“I did good. I think I had four or five catches,” Black said. “One deep route. I did good.”For Drake, it was especially nice to get taken down by the legs, given the last time that happened he suffered the gruesome injury that required him being air-lifted to a nearby hospital.“I guess we’ve been thudding back into the spring up until now, but actually getting taken down in a live situation kind of reassured me,” Drake said, “especially when I was tackled on my legs. It was definitely a good feeling just being out there, just being at full contact.”And with the first game week of the season officially kicking off Monday, both Drake and Black are even more excited to lay their own hits when Alabama opens the season Saturday against Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas.last_img read more