Maxim names duo for Pacific Northwest

first_imgWilt has been named vice president for the Pacific Northwest division, while Clark will join the company as the vice president of operations for the region. They will assist with the integration of the Coast Crane Company, which Maxim acquired in 2017, as HLPFI reported here. Wilt and Clark will work with Greg Bellcoff, vice president of sales, and regional president Mark Swaney.Maxim has recently added facilities in Hubbard and Portland, Oregon to its Pacific Northwest network, which already includes branch locations in Pasco and Rochester in Washington.www.cranerental.comlast_img read more

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Child abuse inquiry counsel Emmerson suspended

first_imgThe lawyer overseeing the inquiry into historical allegations of sex abuse has been suspended after raising concerns about the scope of the probe.According to reports, Ben Emmerson QC (pictured) was suspended by Alexis Jay, chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).Jay said the inquiry had ‘recently become very concerned’ about aspects of Emmerson’s leadership.Several national newspapers lead on the news with some reporting a breakdown in relations between Emmerson and Jay.According to The Times, Emmerson found out about his suspension only when he was contacted by the media and read about it on the internet. The paper added that he had desired a ‘restructuring’ of the inquiry but that it was at odds with Jay’s views.He earned more than £400,000 for his work on the inquiry last year.According to the BBC, more than one complaint had been made against Emmerson.A spokeswoman for home secretary Amber Rudd told the Daily Mail: ‘Ben Emmerson’s suspension is a matter for the independent inquiry, which is continuing its vital work in exposing the failure of public bodies and other organisations to prevent systematic child sexual abuse.‘Our commitment to this inquiry is undiminished. We owe it to victims and survivors to confront the appalling reality of how children were let down by the very people who were charged to protect them and to learn from the mistakes of the past.’Emmerson, a founder member of high-profile set Matrix Chambers, specialises in European human rights law, public international law and international criminal law.last_img read more

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FIRST MINISTER LAUNCHES NEW NATIONAL IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR EDUCATION

first_imgScotland will seize the opportunity to be a world leader in assessing and driving forward educational progress for all children, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday.Launching a new National Improvement Framework for education, the First Minister outlined her ambition to eliminate the attainment gap between the least and most deprived children, setting out the action already being taken to address the gap through initiatives such as the £100 million Attainment Challenge FundThe Framework has been developed in consultation with teachers, parents and local authorities. It will see new and better information gathered throughout primary and early secondary school years to support individual children’s progress and to identify where improvement is needed.Local authorities will use new standardised assessments, in reading, writing and numeracy in P1, P4, P7 and S3 to evaluate learning and teaching through Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. The information will be used by teachers to inform their judgement in the classroom and by parents, schools and local authorities to ensure that every child gets the right support at the right time. The assessments will be piloted in 2016 and available for use in 2017.From 2017, information on the percentage of children achieving curriculum levels in literacy and numeracy at P1, P4, P7 and S3 will be published nationally and by school and local authority. This data will be used to set specific milestones for closing the gap in attainment between children from the least and most deprived communities in Scotland.Parents will also be able to access information about their own child’s progress to know if further support may be required at home and in school.Addressing the International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement held in Glasgow the First Minister said:“Despite the progress we are making, nobody can be comfortable living in a country where different levels of wealth create such a significant gap in the attainment levels – and therefore the life chances – of so many children. That’s why the Scottish Government is taking concerted action now. Our overall aim is to raise standards everywhere, but to raise them most quickly, in the areas that most need it.“But we can only drive rapid and significant improvement if we can understand whether what we are doing is working. At the moment, nearly all of the 32 local authority areas in Scotland, conduct some form of standardised assessment to monitor children’s progress. However those assessments aren’t conducted on a consistent basis. As a result there is currently a lack of information about overall performance at both a national and local level.“That’s why today, after three months of extensive consultation, we are launching a National Improvement Framework for Scottish education. It is based on four key priorities for education – raising attainment, closing the attainment gap, improving health and wellbeing, and improving employability. It sets out measures for school improvement, school leadership, supporting teachers and engaging parents.“Teacher judgement lies at the heart of the system. Teachers will assess the literacy, numeracy of children in primary 1, primary 4, primary 7 and the third year of secondary school using a range of assessment approaches.“From 2017 – following pilots later this year – teacher judgement will be informed by a system of new national standardised assessment which will provide better and more consistent data about our children’s performance than we have ever had before. This teacher judgement data, underpinned by the new assessments, will be collected and published nationally each year to give us – for the very first time – a clear and consistent picture of how children and young people are progressing in their learning.“The information will allow us over the next few years to set clear, specific and meaningful milestones on the road to closing the attainment gap. I want to be clear, today, that my personal determination is that we are able to see and demonstrate progress on both excellence and equity by the end of the next parliament. And, as a country, I believe that we should all aspire to making substantial progress in completely eliminating the attainment gap within the next decade. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFirst Minister confirms plans to introduce standardised assessments for schools. last_img read more

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Three more magistrates for Dominica

first_img Tweet Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn BlackmooreThe Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica has approved the Ministry of Justice, Immigration and National Security’s request for more magistrates to serve at the courts.The addition of three new magistrates, who will aid in expediting the time spent on certain matters in the magistrate’s court, was announced by Minister of Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore during a press conference on Friday 6 May 2016.The appointment will consist of two qualified magistrates on contract and one of those magistrates will deal specifically with civil matters. The other appointment will be a lay magistrate on contract to deal specifically with uncontested traffic matters and offenses under the Litter Act, Rent and Liquor License and matters relating to the environment.The three new magistrates are Gail Royer, Asquith Riviere and former chief of police Hansel Valerie as lay magistrate. One is to start in May, the other in June and the third in July.This brings the number of magistrates to eight (8). The other five (5) are Chief Magistrate Candia Carette George, Gloria Augustus, Bernard Pacquette, Sherma Blaize and Arley Gill.Minister Blackmoore stated that specific emphasis is being placed in the dispensation of justice especially through the magistrate’s courts.“The present staff complement at the magistrate courts have proven to be inadequate to effectively deal with the volume of work at the courts, and as a result there is always a back log of matters. This situation has been further compounded as it has been proven difficult to secure and train committed magistrates,” Blackmoore said.He added that the new measures is in response to calls from the business sector for matters before the court to be dealt with much quicker and to facilitate family and juvenile matters, especially in the absence of a family court.He also noted that there will be an appointment of two clerical staff, something that the Chief Magistrate and other magistrates have been asking for a long time, as well as the creation of one new position of a court administrator.“This comes with some cost implications of three hundred thousand dollars (300,000.00). As we heard from the Prime Minister, policing has become more complex and the demands are much greater now than ever before,” Minister Blackmoore said.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit pointed out that these new appointments will allow the courts to operate at different hours. “The Ministry of Justice is looking at arrangements to cause the courts to meet in the late afternoons and early evenings. You will not have to disrupt somebody’s workday to come to the court to have the matters heard”.Mr Skerrit commended Minister Blackmoore, Attorney General Levi Peter and Permanent Secretary Davis Letang for their efforts at bringing this matter to fruition.The Attorney General said he is very pleased with the addition of the new magistrates. “It is something that has been in the pipeline and it is not the end of the process. It is one of the many steps that this government is taking to seek to improve the legislative and general justice system in Dominica,” he said.Mr Peter is hopeful that with the advent of new magistrates, that the courts will be able to function more effectively, court matters will be disposed of quickly and that other measures government will be implementing, that the dispensation of justice will be speedy and efficient. 810 Views   one comment Share LocalNews Three more magistrates for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – May 6, 2016center_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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Northrop Grumman to Supply Sapphire Air Traffic Management Solution to Chile’s Airports

first_imgNorthrop Grumman Corporation’s U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, will supply its Sapphire air traffic management (ATM) communication system equipment to the Chilean airport network operated by air navigation service provider, Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC).This is the first turnkey ATM communication solution for the Chilean air navigation service provider. It comprises eight complete Sapphire VHF and UHF ATM communication systems, including factory acceptance tests, training, installation and commissioning. Six of the airports are located in mainland Chile, and the other two are  on the Pacific island of Robinson Crusoe  and at Antarctica’s only officially recognised airport, Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin located on King George Island.  The remote locations of these airports demand a robust Remote Control and Monitoring System (RCMS) which is provided by the Park Air Systems’ MARC Server. This will enable DGAC maintenance staff to keep ground-to-air radio communications and associated systems running efficiently.Park Air Systems has been working in partnership with its representative in Chile, Aerotech, a leading Chilean company in airport systems, to deliver close support to its customer.The delivered systems are based around Park Air Systems’ Sapphire portfolio which includes the company’s latest Park Air System T6 radio. This is backed up by a suite of services and support tools including Park Air Systems’ Customer Portal, a web-based hub containing comprehensive information including technical documents, product news and updates on the progress of the customer order and support requests. It is anticipated that the systems will be handed over to DGAC before the end of the year.last_img read more

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Obic Seagulls rout IBM Big Blue to defend Pearl Bowl title

first_img IBM BigBlue, Obic Seagulls, Skyler Howard, back Pearl Bowl Obic tight end Holden Huff catches a 10-yard touchdown pass from Skyler Howard in the third quarter in the Pearl Bowl final on Thursday at Tokyo Dome. Obic won 28-2 to capture its second straight championship. | HIROSHI IKEZAWA GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I feel good about the way to cap off the spring season, but it is just the fourth game (for the current team) and we’re looking forward to the fifth game, which is our next step,” Howard said. “This Pearl Bowl (final) just happened to be the fourth game and we executed well. I feel we left a lot down on the table. I’m just excited to work with my teammates in summer.”Howard joined the Seagulls earlier this year and earned the starting position during the Pearl Bowl tournament that started in April. His mobility and strong arm became new weapons for the Seagulls, who dominated the X League from 2010-2013 when the Chiba-based club won the national championship four straight years.The Seagulls have not reached that level in the fall season since but won the Pearl Bowl for the second consecutive spring with two different quarterbacks under center. Last year, Ikaika Woolsey was the signal caller for them.The Seagulls deployed a balanced offense, gaining 193 yards on the ground and 152 yards passing. Howard was the leading rusher in the game (63 yards), while running backs Asaki Mochizuki and Taku Ri added a rushing touchdown apiece.Howard threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Noriaki Kinoshita in the first quarter and a 10-yarder to Holden Huff in the third.Defensively, Keizaburo Isagawa and Yosuke Nakanishi both recorded interceptions to prevent Kevin Craft from finding his passing rhythm. The BigBlue offense was shut out and their only score came on a safety.“We had a good spring season,” Obic head coach Naoki Kosho said. “We do not say we were able to do everything we wanted do. It was probably 60 or 70 percent. But the bottom line is we keep improving. The fall season is just a few months away.” KEYWORDScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS Skyler Howard celebrated his Tokyo Dome debut with the MVP-winning performance that guided the Obic Seagulls to back-to-back Pearl Bowl championships.Howard, a former West Virginia quarterback, threw two touchdown passes in his first appearance at Tokyo Dome to help the Seagulls beat the IBM BigBlue 28-2 on Thursday.last_img read more

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Classification on TSSAA’s Board of Control agenda for Monday

first_img(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/17/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The TSSAA Board of Control will meet on Monday, August 17 at Siegel High School at 10 am. DocumentsBoard of Control Agenda (August 17, 2020) (PDF)center_img At its most recent meeting in July, the board voted to classify schools using the 20-day enrollment figures for a two-year period. This will go through the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. The Board will vote on the number of classes we will have in each sport in Division I and Division II for the next two-year cycle at the meeting on Monday.Among other items, the Board will also review the auditor’s report for the 2019-20 school year, as well as the proposed budget for the 2020-21 year.The meeting will be held in the Lecture Hall at Siegel High School with all physical distancing requirements being enforced. No one will be allowed to enter the facility without wearing a mask. Maintaining the minimum 6-foot distance and wearing a mask at all times will be mandatory. There will be limited seating, but best efforts will be made to accommodate those individuals in attendance.The agenda for the meeting is below.last_img read more

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Southampton submit bid of €11.5m to sign player in January, not…

first_imgThe Portugal international made 18 appearances in the Premier League for the Saints this season and the’re in the market to find a replacement for the 27-year-old in the winter market.Wednesday’s edition of Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg claims the English club have turned their attention towards the Jupiler Pro League in search of a new right-back and have set their sights on Joakim Maehle of Genk.Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have been improving their offer for the Denmark U21 international in the past few days and now submitted a bid of €11.5m to sign the defender.Unfortunately for them, Genk are unwilling to do business because they don’t want the player to leave the club midway through the season, and he’s also accepted that it will be difficult to go this month. Maehle’s contract at Genk runs down in 2020 and they have the option to further extend it by a year.When the Cedric deal was first being reported in Italy, it was stated Maehle was a replacement target.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題UndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Earlier in the transfer window, Southampton allowed Cedric Soares to join Inter Milan.last_img read more

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2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Logo

first_img Members SportsLogos.Net All Activity 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Logo Location:New Jersey Share on other sites All Activity By sportsfan0518, June 2, 2013 in Sports Logo News 14 86 posts Not feeling the red at all in the center, completely irrelevant with Brazil. But all in all, this is a pretty nice logo to look at and the font is absolutely magnificent. What do you guys think? 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Logo Forums Home 0 Sports Logo News Members Sports Logo News Followers 0 Forums Home Followers 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 917 posts Share this post sportsfan0518 26center_img Posted June 2, 2013 14 btharner 26 btharner 0 Sports Logos Sign in to follow this   Share this post 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Logo 26 Sports Logos Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   The info on the logo, courtesy of FIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/organisation/emblem/index.html Go To Topic Listing Posted June 2, 2013 Recommended Posts SportsLogos.Net Link to post Link to post sportsfan0518 14last_img read more

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