First Solar and Belectric start 46 MW solar project in Oxford

first_imgFirst Solar and Belectric start 46 MW solar project in OxfordNew utility-scale development will be able to power one quarter of households in the famous old city, says Belectric. November 7, 2014 Ian Clover Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share German solar developer Belectric has teamed up with U.S. solar system provider First Solar to develop a 46 MW solar PV installation in the famous university city of Oxford, England. The installation will deliver 45 million kWh of clean solar power each year, generating enough solar electricity to meet the needs of 14,000 local households – 25% of the estimated 55,400 households in the city of Oxford.Belectric has this week broken ground on the project, which will augment the estimated 1.8 GW of utility-scale solar PV capacity set to be deployed in the U.K. over the next two quarters. The project is the fourth joint venture (JV) between First Solar and Belectric to be carried out in the U.K., and once complete will propel the JV’s British PV portfolio to 80 MW – the equivalent of displacing 35,000 tons of carbon emissions from the U.K. atmosphere every year. This latest solar installation will use 483,000 First Solar advanced thin film modules, with Belectric responsible for the site’s construction and balance-of-systems (BoS) requirements. As with many recent utility-scale PV developments in the U.K., the site will be subject to stringent sustainability requirements designed to minimize its impact on the local environment and, where possible, support biodiversity initiatives. In this instance, the land upon which the solar farm will be built will continue to be used for food production, and sheep will be allowed to graze underneath the panels. A recent decision by Liz Truss, head of the Department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) to remove CAP (Common Agriculture Policy) subsidy payments for farmers that install solar panels on their land threatened to put paid to installations such as this, but Belectric were eager to demonstrate that solar power can play a supporting role in biodiversity and sustainable farming. “Combined with the fact that the land under the solar arrays will remain in agricultural use, with areas set aside to support biodiversity, this is a prime example of the multiple benefits that best-in-class solar farm projects can deliver to the U.K.,” said Belectric UK CEO Toddington Harper, who has previously been vocally supportive of community-backed solar projects in the U.K. and is also CEO of Big60Million, a Climate Bond community investment scheme. Harper added that this installation will become the U.K.’s largest and most technologically advanced solar PV plant, capable of delivering enough clean energy to drive an electric vehicle more than 200 million kilometers a year. “That is the equivalent of 260 round trips to the moon,” Harper said. Christopher Burghardt, VP for Europe at First Solar, added: “This latest project is a clear indication of the fact that dramatic efficiency gains and increased cost competitiveness, particularly those driven by First Solar, have created an undeniable tipping point for solar power, not only in the U.K. but around the world.” First Solar’s efficiency gains, so crucial for this latest installation, have triggered greater demand for its products globally over the past quarter, the company revealed in its latest financial results. 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UK don’t isolate nuclear in pursuit of net-zero, says expert

first_img“The government andthe energy sector need credible plans, not just good intentions, if we are toshow real international leadership. We need to be working together—renewablesand nuclear—to push for real progress now towards COP26. Read more about nuclear energy Dr Stone stressed that “hope alone is not enough. Without action now, we will badly damage our children’s future.” Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development “We need to quadruple our production of clean power to bring emissions to net-zero by 2050. That means more proven nuclear as well as renewables and exploring less certain options.  BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Image credit: Stock Speaking at a summitof nuclear, renewables and industry leaders, Dr Tim Stone CBE, chairman of the Nuclear IndustryAssociation and former chairman and founder of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure andProjects Group, told leaders in solar, nuclear and renewable energy: “ThisAutumn, the world will be in Glasgow for COP26 and climate strategy will be atthe forefront of public attention. Sign up for the ESI Africa newslettercenter_img Join the discussions on Power Strategy at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here to register to attend or for more information about the event. TAGScarbon emissionsClimate changenuclear Previous articleEskom RCA application: Utility presents its reasoningNext article“Nobody eats GDP” says Adesina while gauging Africa’s economies Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA  Dr Tim Stone. “During this decadealmost all of our current fleet will retire, just when we need it the most, whichmeans we need action now. The good news is there are nuclear projectswaiting in the wings, ready to deliver clean power, jobs and investment and wehave the means to do this at a dramatically reduced cost starting now – not inseveral years’ time.” A former advisor to five UK Secretaries of State for Energy has said that the energy sector and government must act now to maximise the potential of all proven low carbon technologies as the UK prepares to host COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, later this year.   RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation He continued: “It alsomeans reforming the overall power system and the way we regulate it to reflectmodern energy priorities including net-zero, a stable power grid and economicbenefits.”last_img read more

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Director of Affiliated Housing

first_imgCalifornia State University, Sacramento and Greystar havepartnered to provide facilities, residence life, and operationsmanagement services to the newest on campus student community,Hornet Commons, expected to be completed by the Fall 2021semester.Job SummaryThe Director of Affiliated Housing facilitates overall operationsfor Upper Eastside Lofts, a 403-bed off-campus property, and willoversee Hornet Commons, the six building 1,100 bed on-campusstudent community currently under development.This position provides the overall leadership for a comprehensivehousing program and works directly with California StateUniversity, Sacramento (Sac State) to support the University’sacademic mission and strategic priorities. This position oversees ateam of full-time and part-time team members and amultimillion-dollar operating budget.The Director of Affiliated Housing serves as a direct link betweenSac State, Greystar, students and facility management and buildingoperations. They are responsible for positively contributing to ahigh quality, living-learning residential experience forstudents.Specific responsibilities include the oversight of all budget andadministrative activities, residence life program functions, humanresources, rent collection, and facilities management. They serveas liaison to the Greystar Regional Property Manager, theUniversity Housing and Residence Life, Dining, Safety and Security,etc. Additionally, they are responsible for the development,implementation and monitoring of departmental budgets. Thisposition is responsible for developing, implementing, andevaluating all student-focused systems and processes that supportstudent retention, mirror institutional thinking, and support theoperational and financial goals of Greystar and University Housingand Residence Life.Primary DutiesManage daily operations of the property to achieve establishedbudgeted financial and operational goalsDirects, supervises, trains, and evaluates all staff managingfacilities and maintenance, assignments, operations and customerserviceManages Residence Life staff and functions to ensure excellentexperience for move-in and move-out of all on-campus housingfacilitiesWorks in partnership with the University, Greystar, and otherstakeholders to ensure successful facility management, operations,and occupancySupports the development of FF&E Inventories, CapitalImprovement and Preventive Maintenance PlansActively leads the preparation of the yearly budgets andfinancial plan and the maintenance and facilities monthlyforecastingControl expenditures by staying within constraints of theapproved budget and acts in a fiscally responsible mannerOversee the lease enforcement process by approving prospectiveresident applications, discounts, and renewalsEnsures the units and public spaces in the residence hall areclean, well maintained, and move in ready for students andconference groupsEstablishes long range planning mechanism; represents thecompany and establishes a collaborative relationship with theUniversity departments and partnersServes as Greystar’s day-to-day communication point of contactwith the UniversityParticipations in various committees assigned by Greystar oruniversity administration such as Housing Appeals Committee, DamageAppeals, Housing Assignments, and othersAssists with developing policies and processes to maintainmaximum occupancy in all residence halls and apartmentsFollows the direction of the University Police and the FireMarshall as policies pertain to life safetyLead and/or organizes tours of residential facilities to ensurepositive public relations for Greystar and the UniversityWorks directly with the University to receive and reviewreports to ensure work orders are being monitored and closedproperly; and communicate with Greystar and the Universityadministration timely on maintenance issues or other areas ofconcernAssists with coordination and support of maintainingdepartmental operations during emergency and responseOther duties as identified by Greystar or the UniversityQualificationsBachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred, with 6-9years of experience or training or a combination ofeducation/experience/training in university and/or housingoperations setting.Familiarity with database systems such asEntrata/OneSite/Yardi, THD, StarRez, and SAPPrevious experience in creating/adhering to budgets, fiscalreportingEffective verbal and written communication skillsExcellent organizational and customer service skillsIn addition to the professional environment, Greystaroffers benefit packages to include the following:Health InsuranceLife InsuranceDental InsuranceDependent Life InsuranceVoluntary Life InsuranceVacation100 percent paid parental leave for up to six weeks401(k) Retirement PlanVisit our website at www.greystarcollegiatehousing.com. EOElast_img read more

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Skilled Trades PM Tech

first_imgQualification Equivalencies: AA/EEO Statement:Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer and educational institution and does notdiscriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genderexpression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin,veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, orparticipation in, any educational program or activity (e.g.,athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or anyemployment policy or practice. Minimum Licensure and Certification: Skilled Trades PM TechPosition Number: S00752PPosition Type: StaffPosition Category:Search Type: ExternalPosted Salary Information: 41 (Click here forEKU Salary Grades)Driver Classification: DriverCity: RichmondDivision: VP for Finance & AdministrationDepartment: Facilities Svcs & Capital PlanningUnit: Maintenance, Electrical ShopFLSA: Non-ExemptContact Person: John CookSchedule Type: Full Time (40 hrs per week or more)Additional Schedule Details:Funding Source: InstitutionalRetirement: KERSPosition Summary:The Skilled Trades Technician performs planned preventativemaintenance of facilities mechanical, electrical and plumbingequipment and/or systems to prevent mechanical failure inaccordance with established procedures. jeid-84b1fdac028e4a41bd0a90b0e957f065 Desired Qualifications:Required Knowledge• Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral, blueprints,schematics, diagrams and pictorial form, understand manuals &verbal instructions technical in nature.• Work independently or with others.• Demonstrate dexterity and skill in use of craft-associated hand&/or power tools & equipment. Job Functions:Performs highly skilled preventive maintenance workPerforms general preventative maintenance tasksDocuments work and maintains recordsMaintains good communication with customers, members of thetechnical team and managementSupports the office functions by completing all other duties andspecial projects as assignedcenter_img Posting Number: S00752PNumber of Vacancies: 1Job Open Date: 03/30/2021Application Review Date:Job Close Date:Open Until Filled: YesSpecial Instructions Summary: Minimum Experience:One year of work experience. Minimum Education:High School Diploma or GED Required Document Link:To apply, visit https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/16117 Background Check Statement:Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory backgroundcheck.last_img read more

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership

first_imgJob no: 527288Work type: Faculty – CareerLocation: University of Oregon, College of Educaton, in Eugene,ORDepartment: Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, andLeadershipRank: LecturerAnnual Basis: 9 MonthPosition SummaryThe Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership position islocated at the University of Oregon, College of Education, inEugene, Oregon. The College of Education is seeking to hire anationally prominent educator to collaborate with members of theEMPL department, and across the faculty of the college anduniversity, to teach courses in educational leadership and adviseand mentor licensure, masters, and doctoral students in our applieddoctoral (D.Ed.) and administrative licensure programs.Opportunities are also available for existing academic programredesign, development of new academic programs for educationalleaders, and academic program coordination. Through teaching,advising, mentoring, and intellectual contributions to academicprogram design, this position has the potential to guide and shapethe next generation of educational leaders in Oregon, the PacificNorthwest, and the Nation.Substantive expertise in areas critical to Oregon and the nation’sschool systems is welcome, including linguistic and racialdiversity and equity, behavioral supports and social-emotionallearning, urban and rural education, career and technicaleducation, high-school and college transitions, addressing learningloss, remote instruction, alternative models of schoolingpost-pandemic, or other expertise relevant to leadership ineducational systems. So, too, is the ability to teach an array ofapplied leadership courses on topics such as improvement science,evidence-based decision making, teaching and learning, formativeassessment, and education finance, among others.This position is a Career Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (CNTTF) positionin the Lecturer classification series. The position’sresponsibilities are guided by the COE NTTF ProfessionalResponsibilities Policy, United Academics Collective BargainingAgreement, and the COE’s NTTF Policy for Promotion andReview.Starting Date: a range of starting dates is possible from June 2021to September 2021.Department SummaryThe College of Education (COE) is organized in four academicdepartments and 16 research and outreach centers. All departmentsinclude both tenure and career non-tenure track faculty, as well asgraduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range ofissues present in educational and social systems. A range ofacademic degrees and majors are offered, including educationalleadership, communication disorders and sciences, elementary andsecondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology,couples and family therapy, special education, teacher educationstudies, administrator preparation, and quantitative researchmethods. As noted in our mission statement, COE faculty, staff, andstudents are committed to developing and validating programs thatprepare scholars and practitioners, while promoting respect fordiversity, equitable opportunities, and inclusive environments.Further information about the leadership programs, college, anduniversity is accessible at https://education.uoregon.edu/. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership jeid-dcb34b2ba229ce4fb1b25c8d74f0d565center_img The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership(EMPL) brings together scholars from diverse disciplinarybackgrounds with shared expertise in using data-informed evidenceto guide professional practice and policymaking to improve howeducation and social systems serve students, families, andcommunities. EMPL’s doctorate of education (D.Ed.) andadministrative licensure programs have a long history of regionalprominence; many current school, district, and state leaders inOregon are alumni.Given the unique ways in which individuals from historicallymarginalized racial and ethnic groups, sexual- andgender-minorities, students with disabilities, and students withimmigrant, language learner, and/or low-income status have beenpoorly served in schools, as well as recent compelling evidence onstudent-teacher matching, we strongly encourage members of suchgroups to apply for this position. We also recognize that evidencesuggests that women and members of historically marginalized racialand ethnic groups self-select out of positions due to concerns overfailure to meet minimal requirements; we strongly encourage suchapplicants to apply even if they are uncertain about theirqualifications.Minimum RequirementsTo qualify for the rank of Lecturer:Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or relateddisciplineDocumented expertise in educational leadership andpolicyTeaching experience, advising experience, and professionalexperience in the field.To qualify for the rank of Senior Lecturer I, successful candidatesmust meet all the requirements of Lecturer Rank plus 6 years ofpost-terminal degree experience including the following:Evidence of high-quality teaching and professional expertise inthe field as related to the position (e.g., teaching courses,presentations)Experience participating in graduate education (e.g., doctoralcommittees, research supervision, advising)Demonstrated service and/or leadership in the field,department, college, and/or universityDocumented program coordination or comparable leadershipresponsibilities and contributions to the graduate educationprogram.Scholarly contributions to the field (e.g., publication ofteaching or clinical materials, publications in the practiceliterature; presentations)To qualify for the rank of Senior Lecturer II successful candidatesmust meet all the requirements of Senior Lecturer I Rank plus anadditional 6 years of post-terminal experience including thefollowing:Demonstrated leadership with expanded responsibilities in avariety of areas including but not limited to, curriculumdevelopment, program development, and program evaluationDemonstrated broad scope of impact and audience of yourscholarly activities (e.g., holding a state or national office,peer-reviewed publications, grant writing)ApplicationFor more information, and to apply for this position, please visithttps://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527288/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-educational-leadership.Application review begins on April 26, 2021; position open untilfilled.All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completionof a background inquiry.The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institutioncommitted to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. TheUniversity encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and doesnot discriminate on the basis of any protected status, includingveteran and disability status.To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527288/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-educational-leadershiplast_img read more

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Bluestar hosts taster day to get drivers on board

first_imgGo Ahead-owned Bluestar has been calling on local people to consider a new career as a bus driver. The Southampton-based operator held a taster day at the Ageas Bowl cricket ground on Saturday 23 January for would-be drivers to drive its vehicles around the specially laid-out course.Operations Manager Paul Coyne says: “Many people think that buses are difficult to handle, but we want to prove that once you get the hang of them they’re no more tricky than driving a car.”There was also a call-out for more female drivers. “As it stands, women are still vastly underrepresented in the industry across the UK. It would be great to see more women working in our business as drivers.“If people can drive a car, we’ll teach them the rest, and with the right training it’s far easier than they might think,” says Paul.“We wanted to give attendees a chance to see if they had the aptitude, and hope that many will apply to work with us in the future.”Those with a customer service or retail background were “particularly welcome”, he added.last_img read more

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Other EU states should hold In-Out votes, says potential Trump envoy

first_imgLONDON — The man mentioned as Donald Trump’s possible pick for ambassador to the European Union wants other EU countries to follow Britain’s example and hold votes on their membership of the bloc.Ted Malloch, an economist and former diplomat with ties to the U.S. president’s inner circle, said that while Trump did not have a “formal policy” of speeding the EU’s demise, he wanted to see EU countries to “come to a decision themselves” about their continued membership of the single market, the single currency and the political union.In comments to POLITICO, Malloch voiced his own support for any EU member state that wanted to hold an In-Out referendum modeled on the U.K.’s Brexit vote. The Trump administration is preparing executive orders to reduce the U.S. role at — and funding for — the United Nations, and leading to a review of American participation in multilateral treaties, according to a report in the New York Times earlier this week .“The criticism of those [multilateral] organizations, particularly in Western democracies, has been pronounced for some years,” Malloch said.“Occasionally you have to do what companies do, which is radically restructure,” he added. “Or occasionally you actually go out of business and start a new business. Likewise, in parallel here what you have to do is start some new organizations with a different function, different purpose, fit for the future and not the past.”However, he said he believes Trump was being “more and more persuaded that NATO is not so obsolete”, and that it could be “revived” with a greater focus on counter-terror operations and cybersecurity — a departure from its historic role as a counterbalance to Russia.He said he expected U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to raise the importance of NATO’s continued role during her visit to Washington. Also On POLITICO Whispers of ‘Grexit’ start again By Simon Marks Viktor Orbán: Make Europe (but not the EU) great again By Florian Eder “I would like to see referenda put to European people so that they could make their own determination,” he said.“It seems to be that some of the elections that are forthcoming in the next short period of time could lead to that kind of voice in different European countries,” he added, noting the coming elections in France and the Netherlands.“Europe is a collection of different European cultural identities, languages, cuisines, cultures and the European Union has not been able to snuff those out. Last time I checked very few people were speaking Esperanto” — Ted MallochAlthough he has not been nominated, Malloch is seen as a candidate to be Trump’s pick for ambassador to the EU. He was interviewed by the president’s team in New York earlier this month. Should he be nominated, he would need Senate confirmation.In recent days Malloch has launched a salvo against the EU’s leaders, telling the BBC he would “short the euro” and predicting that the single currency “could collapse” in the next 18 months. On Thursday, in another BBC appearance, he compared the EU to the Soviet Union, adding that the bloc needed “taming,” and said Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, had been “a very adequate mayor, I think, of some city in Luxembourg and maybe he should go back and do that again.”Malloch, a professor at Henley Business School in the U.K., said Trump wanted to deal with countries on bilateral terms, adding that the president had an “animus against supranational organizations” because they “lead to the demise of sovereign nation states.”center_img Cold War comparisonHe said the election of Trump, the Brexit vote and changes taking place in other Western democracies represented a “pendulum swing” in world politics on a par with the fall of the Berlin Wall.“In our generation this is the significant pendulum swing, toward a more state-centric, bilateral world,” he said.“Look at Europe,” he added. “It is really a collection of different European cultural identities, languages, cuisines, cultures and the European Union has not been able to snuff those out. Last time I checked very few people were speaking Esperanto.”Trump is “more and more persuaded that NATO is not so obsolete” — Ted MallochHe said that post-war international institutions — with the exception of NATO — needed to be “reinvented.”“Some of them will continue to exist and should, but they need to be reinvented because, frankly, they’re 70 years old and things that are old are like cars that are antiques. They are interesting to look at but not particularly drivable,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreGood News Network has just debuted new APPs that deliver non-stop ‘good news’ stories from around the world.Our FREE apps – released for iPhone and iPad this week, and for Android earlier this month – give you nothing but the good stuff, stories about the environment, health, animals, charities, governments, kindness  and do-gooders.–Click HERE to get the iOS app:–Click HERE For AndroidNavigate the fast interface of this completely “native” app wherever you are—even in an airplane or on the subway without cell service, since the articles are automatically cached.You can opt for push notifications so the latest good news pops right up, and share the stories on your social media apps with a single tap. Readers can also save their favorite articles to come back to read them later.I’ve wanted to make a Good News Network app for years… Now people can easily keep up with ‘what’s going right’ in our world.Please help spread the “good news” about this app, by sharing the links with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and wherever you hang out. And you would do us a BIG favor if you LEAVE A REVIEW at the links below. (We are averaging near 5-stars, so far.)–Click HERE to get the iPhone app:–Click HERE For AndroidThanks!Geri Weis-Corbley (Founder and Editor-in-chief)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Elderly Woman Shows Muslim Doctor Some Love After Donald Trump News

first_imgAs for the presidential candidate, Dr. Rahim sympathizes with people who don’t understand Islam or American Muslims.RELATED:  Muslims Raise $102,000 to Donate to San Bernardino Families“I honestly don’t blame him. These kinds of ideas come when you don’t know,” Rahim told KIFI News.The doctor has publicly offered to let Trump spend a day with him on his rounds so the presidential hopeful can get to know “a real American Muslim.”(WATCH the video below from KIFI News) — Photo: Fahim Rahim, FacebookVote To Send This To Your Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt was a small gesture but a Muslim doctor in Idaho said it brought back “a faith in humanity.”After a 91-year-old patient heard about a politician wanting to ban Muslims from coming to the United States, she showed her doctor how caring America can be — she stood up for her friend.She crocheted some stuffed animals for Dr. Fahim Rahim, letting him know a lot of Americans are like her: “(We) can feel your pain and what you’re going through.”WANT MORE KINDNESS? GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSThe kidney patient, unnamed by Dr. Rahim, had been listening to her physician being interviewed on a local radio show in Pocatello, when he was asked about the proposed Muslim ban by presidential candidate Donald Trump.Dr. Rahim says his patient didn’t know who Trump was, but she didn’t like his idea.On her next visit to the Idaho Kidney Center, the lady brought along a bag full of stuffed animals she’d crocheted.last_img read more

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Running USA Award applications and nominations open for submission

first_img Related The application and nomination window for Running USA’s annual awards is officially open. Applications are available for those wishing to be considered for the Allan Steinfeld Development and Youth Program Awards, while nominations are being taken for the Running USA Hall of Champions, Women’s Leadership Award and the organisation’s new Rising Star Award.The AwardsAllan Steinfeld Development Award: Founded in 2010 and named after New York Road Runners past President Allan Steinfeld, this annual gift of US$25,000 is given to support the continued pursuits of elite athletes in the United States.Youth Program Award: Running USA gives one US$10,000 youth program award per year, recognizing a program that advocates the benefits of youth running, promotes healthy activities and inspires kids to get moving.Hall of Champions: In 2004, Running USA introduced the Hall of Champions as a way to acknowledge those with devotion, vision and commitment to build the sport of running.Women’s Leadership Award: Since 2005, Running USA has honoured women making a big difference in the sport. As women continue to influence the sport at the highest levels, the organisation has renamed this award from the Women’s Trailblazer Award to the Women’s Leadership Award.Rising Star Award: The purpose of this new award is to recognize the contributions of those who are relatively new to the sport of road running (five or fewer years of experience), while making a significant difference.All applications and nominations are due by Monday 9 October 2017. Awards will be presented at the Running USA Industry Conference, taking place on 11-13 February 2018 in Austin, Texas, at the Hilton Austin.Running USA is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the status and experience of distance running and racing in the United States through ‘collective marketing and promotions, information and communications within the industry and to the national media, services to events and industry members, and the development of American world class stars.’The organization adds that it seeks the advancement of the sport and the provision of value to each of its members’ events and businesses.www.runningusa.orglast_img read more

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