* Do you possess the ability perform medium heavy to maximumphysical exertion and to lift 50 lbs. or more on a regular basis?YesNo * Please list any licenses or certifications you might havethat are directly related to this position.(Open Ended Question) DepartmentHorticulture Posting DetailsTo create a Posting, first complete the information on this screen,then click the ‘Next’ button or select the page in the left handnavigation menu. Proceed through all sections completing allnecessary information. To submit the Posting to Human Resources,you must go to the ‘Posting Summary Page’ by clicking on the ‘Next’button until you reach the Posting Summary Page or select PostingSummary Page from the left navigation menu. Once a summary pageappears, hover your mouse over the orange Action button for a listof possible approval step options. Preferred EducationAssociates Degree * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?NKU Jobs SiteHigherEdJobs.comCareerbuilder.comInside Higher EdEmployee ReferralIndeed.comOther Work Schedule Tues-Sat 6:30am-3:00pm orMon-Fri 6:30am-3:00pm Position StatusRegular Qualifications * Do you have a valid driver’s license and are you permitted todrive without restrictions?No ResponseYesNo Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/EqualAccess/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seekexcellence through diversity among our students, administrators,faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups isencouraged. Pay GradeS65 Salary$12.90/hr minimum Primary Responsibilities 1. Maintain the landscaping at the University.2. Plant and install trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.3. Keep the University free of ice and snow. This service ismission critical.4. Apply pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Keep records ofall chemical applications and follow all the rules and regulationsnecessary to be compliant.5. Pruning.6. Assist with project and landscape design.7. Plant propagation using methods that include seeding, cuttingsand division.8. Response to emergency situations as necessary during and afternormal work hours.9. Assist Operations & Maintenance Department, campus andcommunity with issues related to the outdoor environment.10. Other duties as assigned. Working TitleHorticulture Technician (2 positions) Position Number30001296 and 30010679 Hours per Week40 Associates Degree or Technical/Vocational Certificate in landscapedevelopment, horticulture, landscape design, turf-grass science andarbor-culture with 2 years of experience strongly preferred;Acceptable equivalency is high school diploma/ GED with 5 years ofrelated experience;May be filled at a lower levelMust possess:1. valid driver’s license;2. Pesticide Applicator’s License or 6 months to obtain thislicense;3. basic computer skills;4. ability to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e. hot, cold,rain, snow, sleet, ice, etc;5. good communication skills to interact with supervisors,co-workers and university community regarding work to beaccomplished;6. ability to operate all related equipment including, but notlimited to, hand tools (shovels, rakes, picks, pruning tools, etc),dump/pickup trucks, bobcats, tractors, loaders, seeders, aerators,sprayers, snow plows, gators, golf carts, chainsaws, pesticides,fertilizers, etc.7. ability to perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion andlifting 50 lbs. or more on a regular basis;8. ability to work any and all hours necessary including respondingto emergencies outside normal working hours to meet the needs ofthe university.Any candidate chosen for this position will be required to undergoa pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by statelaw.Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/EqualAccess/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seekexcellence through diversity among our students, administrators,faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups isencouraged. Minimum Experience2 years * Are you able to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e.extreme heat, cold, rain, etc?YesNoNo response Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsOptional DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationReferences Quick Linkhttps://jobs.nku.edu/postings/9749 To enhance the aesthetics of the University with the installationand maintenance of the campus landscape. Remove snow and ice fromthe roads and sidewalks on campus. Work hours may change subject tothe needs of the University. This position is missioncritical. Months per Year12 Open Until FilledYes Compensation Title Is this an internal only posting? Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Job Close Date Minimum EducationHigh School Diploma Requisition Number2020S1289 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Purpose of Position Job Open Date12/02/2020
November 15, 2005 Regular News Fourth DCA JNC has an opening The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a lawyer vacancy on the commission created by the resignation of Marjorie Gadarian Graham.Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law, residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the Fourth DCA, and comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.Application forms and instructions are available from The Florida Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org or from the Executive Director’s Office of The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300, phone (850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, fax (850) 561-5826.The completed applications must be received no later than 5:30 p.m. on November 16 by fax or at the above address. Fourth DCA JNC has an opening
The team will definitely be looking splendid in their brand new kits officially released yesterday in Lagos as they take off for Bamako, Mali for their 2019 FIBA Africa World Cup Qualifiers which will tip off today.The official apparel is custom designed in Nigeria with breathable micromesh fabric for elite performance in Sub-saharan climate.While reviewing the designs, music star and Co-owner of the Lagos City Stars, Sound Sultan said, â€œthis is definitely a game changer for the Nigerian team because this unique fabric is adapted for the heat and keeps your body cool while playing.â€The official apparel can be pre-ordered and customised at all Sports World Shops nationwide.Nigeria finalised their roster for the first-leg of Group B of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers in Bamako, Mali by adding two prolific scorers â€“ Ike Diogu and Michael Efevberha.Diogu, who led Nigeria in scoring at FIBA AfroBasket championships in 2013 and 2017, is set to lead a team that also includes Efevberha, who powered Nigeria’s offense with a team-high 17.4 points per game in the 2009 edition of FIBA Africa’s flagship tournament in Libya.While this will be Efevberha’s first appearance for Nigeria since 2009, Diogu sparked Dâ€™Tigers to a runners-up finish at the last FIBA AfroBasket 2017 and as a result, he was named the tournament’s MVP.The first-leg of Group B of the World Cup African Qualifiers will run from February 23-25 in Mali, and Nigeria will face Uganda, hosts Mali and Rwanda.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram 2019 FIBA AFRICA WORLD CUPAs Nigeria begins chase for 2019 FIBA World Cup ticket in Mali fridayFemi SolajaLeading Sports Merchandise giant in Africa, AFA Sports, has released a new team jersey for Nigeriaâ€™s senior male basketball Team, Dâ€™Tigers.
by Kenneth MillerThe forever evolving rags to riches journey of the world’s No. 1 women’s tennis player Serena Williams is beginning to catapult into a sports stratosphere where only the elite athletes of all-time hang out.After winning her 9th singles championship in 2013, the younger sister of Venus Williams is not just relishing in the soils of her impressive U.S. Open championship, but also bidding to become the greatest female athlete in history.Don’t trip over your tennis racquets just yet, but after Grand Slam title number 17 to move to within 7 of all-time Margaret Court’s 24, the 31-year old who learned the game on the uneven asphalt courts of Compton is smoothly gliding into rare territory.From the time she was the No. 1 ranked on the junior United States Tennis Association tour at 10-years old when she blistered competition in rolling to a 46-3 record, Serena Williams loved the taste of winning.Daddy Richard rolled out the older Venus first, breaking age barriers at 14 on October 31, 1994, but while incubating the gem that was to follow at the same age in 1995.Now, all grown up and having surpassed Venus in the sibling rivalry and striking the fear of God into ever opponent she faces on any surface, grass, hard-court or clay, it’s time to examine her alongside the greatest female athletes ever.Keep in mind that Serena is far from being done as a professional tennis player and in addition to enduring a recent life health scare has also had to carry the weight of the murder of her sister Yetunde Price and the divorce of her parents Richard and Oracene.She has a combined 31 career major championships including doubles competition with sister Venus and four Olympic gold medals, including two singles.Her lofty credentials include winning 80 percent of her career tournaments, 79 of 99 and on every surface; 34 on hard court; 10 on clay; 6 on grass and 5 on carpet.Moreover, she has captured the most prestigious Wimbledon and U.S. Open championships five times each.Oh, by the way she owns a career .500 record against arguably the greatest women’s player of all time Steffi Graf.She has earned close to $60 million in prize money plus another $30 million endorsements for a cool $90 million.The only argument that anyone can have against Serena as the best female athlete of all time, is that she’s feisty, confident, soulful and sexy –all the more reason for me to love her.Many would consider the best female athlete to be Jackie Joyner-Kersee who was the first American to win gold for the long jump and the first woman to earn more than 7,000 points in the seven-event heptathlon. She’s ultimately won three golds, a silver and two bronze, making her the most decorated female athlete in Olympic track and field history.Following Joyner-Kersee would have to be the late Florence Griffith-Joyner, also known as “Flo Jo,” who starred at the 1984 Summer Olympics winning a silver medal in the 200-meter run. During the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Griffith-Joyner took home three gold medals and a silver. She still holds world records in the 100 and 200 meters.Althea Gibson opened the doors for Serena and Venus. Her great talent was in tennis, but in the 1950s, most tournaments were closed to African-Americans. Gibson kept playing until her skills could no longer be denied, and became the first African American to play at Wimbledon.“I have never regarded myself as a crusader. I don’t consciously beat the drums for any cause, not even the negro in the United States,” Gibson said of her pioneering efforts.Wilma Rudolph would certainly have to be in the conversation. Born a sickly child who had to wear a brace on her left leg, Rudolph She overcame her disabilities through physical therapy and hard work, and went on to Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics in 1960, at the Summer Games in Rome.Another track and field sensation Allyson Felix earned back-to-back Olympic silver medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She earned her first gold that year, with the women’s 4-by-400-meter relay team. Felix became a three-time Olympic gold medalist in 2012; at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she won two gold medals, in the women’s 200 and the 4-by-100-meter relay.Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympics in London when leapt to a record-breaking height of 5 feet, 6 and 1/8 inches in the high jump finals to become the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, but that alone would not even qualify her as best.Basketball icon Sheryl Swoopes would have to be in the mix. Swoopes was the first professional basketball player signed by the WNBA and was often referred to as the female Michael Jordan.Swoopes won three Olympic gold medals and is a multiple WNBA MVP. She is also the first woman to have a Nike shoe named after her.Another hoop star Teresa Edwards won four Olympic gold medals (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000) – an Olympic record — and a bronze medal (1992). Edwards also won the USA Basketball Player of the Year in 1987 and 1991.WNBA professional basketball player, Lisa Leslie-LockwoodCheryl Miller’s achievements on the basketball court are undeniable. She was a four-time All-American, and she also won three Naismith Player of the Year trophies while at USC.However, Lisa Leslie-Lockwood is probably considered the best basketball player ever.Leslie-Lockwood was a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. She was considered a pioneer and cornerstone of the league during her WNBA career. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history.Billy Jean King won a wealth of Grand Slam titles in singles tournaments, doubles tournaments, and even occasionally in tournaments that she didn’t even attend, but it doubtful she could beat Serena.Let the debating begin, but in the meantime I consider it Serena-Love!Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentine– See more at: http://www.blackpressusa.com/serenas-world-is-tennis-diva-serena-williams-greatest-female-athlete/#sthash.vCqSt3yc.dpuf
MIDDLETOWNChangeALife Uganda will host a music and charity festival from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Knightsbridge Farm, 181 Whipperwill Valley Road, off Chapel Hill Road.The festival celebrates the many people who helped the nonprofit open a health clinic, expand a school, sponsor 280 children, change 80 lives through microfinance, and drill for water – and find it!ChangeALife Uganda founder Father Lawrence Kizito Kimbowa will provide the inspiration with an update on how “hand in hand” they are empowering the poor. One of the organization’s goals is to complete the water project, which needs $30,000 for the pipework that will link the health clinic and school to the well which has been built by ChangeALife Uganda.The event will feature local musicians Sam Sims, Ardvark Smile, NY5, and other special guests, as well as food, beverages, pony rides, soccer, African dancing and s’mores under the stars.Tickets are $50 per adult or $20 per student and can be purchased online at www.changealifeuganda.org, on the ChangeALife Uganda Facebook page or at the event.ChangeALife Uganda is a nonprofit, nondenominational 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and disadvantaged children and their families in Uganda through quality education and health care. ChangeA Life currently helps children and their families in Nabbingo and Migyera, Uganda.Its focus is to change the lives of disadvantaged children through education and to prepare them to be agents of Change – for their families and for their country – to continue the cycle of giving back so others can also benefit. RED BANKRed Bank Regional High School (RBR) will kick off its 2013 athletic season with its annual “Buc Backer Bash” to be held 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Knights of Columbus, 200 Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven.Tickets are $30. The event will feature lively music, sports tournament fun, food and nominally priced drinks. Participants must be age 21 or older.The event is sponsored by the RBR Booster Club with all proceeds to directly benefit all RBR athletics.For more information and to order tickets, contact Judy Bonanno at 732-530-4780 or send checks to 11 Samara Drive, Shrewsbury, NJ, 07702, or email [email protected] FAIR HAVENThe Garden Club of Fair Haven will be meeting at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Fair Haven Youth Center on Fisk Street. The guest speaker will be Bruce Crawford, director of Rutgers Gardens who will speak about the art of pruning.In October, the club will hold its small standard flower show, featuring member-grown horticulture and floral design exhibits.The organization meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month.Those interested in learning more about horticulture, gardening and flower arranging, beautifying the town and serving the community to foster interest in gardening are welcome to contact membership chair, Debbie Harris at 732-741-3506 or email [email protected] ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThe Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its 36th annual Outdoor Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Atlantic Highlands Marina, located off First Avenue. The rain date is Sept. 14.There will be more than a 100 vendors offering a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts and new and second time around items. An eclectic array of bargains can always be found at the society’s Treasures Or Table, as well as a variety of food and baked goods.Those interested in securing a space at the flea market or donating something for the sale can contact Bette at 732-291-4313 or Carmen at 732-291-9337.Arrangements for donations to be picked up can be made or items can be dropped at the historical society’s table on the day of the market. All proceeds are used for the restoration of the society’s Strauss Mansion as well as educational programs throughout the year. * * * * *Three sessions of Yoga for Beginners will be held beginning 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Atlantic Highlands branch of the Monmouth County Library.Attendees are asked to bring a mat. Those registering must be at least 18 years old.Registration for the free program is required and may be completed by visiting the library at 100 First Ave. or calling 732-291-1956.
Story and photo by Joseph SapiaSHREWSBURY – Out of state in Maine, Katie Kingsberry knew she had to get home, driving for 12 or so hours to get back to the borough by the morning of Independence Day.Why?Kingsberry, 32, wanted to be one of the approximately 30 readers of the Declaration of Independence on this Fourth of July at the historic Allen House. Read as she did last year in the inaugural event.“I think it’s important to remind ourselves of the values our country was founded upon,” Kingsberry said.“I think it’s just good to remember the history of our country,” said Kingsberry’s friend, Jenna Ciongoli, 32, also of Shrewsbury who read a paragraph of the Declaration with her son, Gus, 3. “It’s very emotional.”Ciongoli, who also read last year, noted in these polarized political times that the founding fathers had a “common cause.”“I think we’ve lost that,” Ciongoli said.The event was sponsored by various parties: the Monmouth County Historical Association, which owns Allen House at the corner of Route 35 and Sycamore Avenue; Christ Episcopal Church, diagonally across the intersection; Shrewsbury Borough; Shrewsbury Historical Society; Shrewsbury Garden Club; and the county library. The idea of the Independence Day Celebration is “to remind people where we came from, how historic Monmouth County” is, said Mary Ann LaSardo, a Rumson resident who co-chaired the event. The county was important in the American Revolution, LaSardo said.Will Githens of Neptune City portrays a Colonial patriot at the Shrewsbury reading of the Declaration of Independence July 4. His wife, Pati, works for the Monmouth County Historical Association.“The Battle of Monmouth was a turning point in the war,” said LaSardo, a county Historical Association trustee.An estimated 350, or 150 or so more than last year, attended the reading, said Charles H. Jones III of Rumson, the other event co-chair.“This started as a kernel of an idea,” said Linda W. Bricker, president of the Monmouth County Historical Association. “To see the diversity of the group that gathered here is wonderful.”Leeann Arnts of West Long Branch attended the ceremony because she traces her ancestry back to Elizabeth Allen, sister of Judah Allen who built a house at the site in the late 1600s and farmed the land. She said her family always talked about its history, which also includes the well-established, local Throckmorton and Van Note families.“New Jersey needs to focus on its rich history,” said Arnts, 59, an assistant music teacher at Shrewsbury Borough School.Will Githens of Neptune City portrays a Colonial patriot at the Shrewsbury reading of the Declaration of Independence July 4. His wife, Pati, works for the Monmouth County Historical Association. “Shrewsbury is doing this. The youth need to know the history and keep it going.”Jim Weythman of Red Bank said he liked “just the appropriateness of the ceremony.”“Lots of Fourth of Julys get lost in fireworks, beer, picnics,” said Weythman, 71.Maggie LaRocca, 35, of Rumson attended to “celebrate the true meaning of the day” and try “to share a little bit of history with my son,” Mac, 3.“We talked about it on the way over,” said LaRocca, saying she talked about how people got together in the 1700s to provide for our freedom.“It’s tough to explain history to a child,” LaRocca said. “You try to show it to them.”People stand in line, awaiting their turn to read a part of the Declaration of Independence July 4 in Shrewsbury.The event came to be through a discussion between LaSardo and Pati Githens, executive assistant at the county Historical Association. They were looking to do an event at Allen House.“An idea sprung up over breakfast,” LaSardo said. “We were hoping for 50 people last year and got 200.”“Last year was a shocking success,” said Jones, also a county Historical Association trustee.Freehold Borough’s reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 is the only other public one of its kind in Monmouth County organizers of the Shrewsbury event were aware of, Jones said.The event kicked off with Christ Church ringing its bell 13 times for the 13 colonies at the time the Declaration was signed in 1776.Lillian G. Burry, a member of the county Board of Freeholders, began the reading, “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands, which have connected them with another…”“It’s just so meaningful to me,” Burry said. “I think it’s a wonderful tradition, so much meaning behind it. This is all where the Revolution occurred.”Borough Mayor Donald Burden read the last paragraph. Burden is co-author with Rick Geffken of Farmingdale of the recently released book, “The Story of Shrewsbury Re-Visited, 1965-2015.”People attended, expressing “patriotic spirit and the incredible history that surrounds us in Monmouth County, particularly regarding the Revolutionary War,” Bricker said.On display was an 1880 printing of Benjamin Owen Tyler’s 1818 published version of the Declaration. F. Neal Warner of Freehold Township had donated the 1880 printing to the county library.While the Declaration remains very alive, certain lines were cringe-worthy for Kingsberry and Ciongoli – such as “that all men are created equal.” And they noted blacks did not have equal rights in 1776.The ceremony was over in about an hour.“It’s not heavy-duty,” Weythman said. “At the same time, (it was) kind of inspirational.”
The Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.“I’m excited to be back with the Saints as a coach and help the team to another successful season,” Makaroff says. “I hope that my previous experiences can help these young men along the way. It’s going to be a lot of fun,”After spending four years in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and winning a championship with the Nelson Leafs in 2009, Makaroff attended and played at Selkirk College for three seasons.While serving as an assistant captain, he accumulated 20 points and 101 penalty minutes over three seasons in the BCIHL.“Adam has valuable championship winning experience and is a perfect addition to our coaching staff,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin. “You can’t have enough winners around a sports program and obviously one of our main goals is to compete for another championship.”As a former blueline leader, Makaroff will work with the strong defensive core returning to the Saints.The two time defending BCIHL champion Saints dropped the first regular season game of the 2014-15 campaign with a 4-3 shootout loss to the upstart Eastern Washington University Eagles in Cheney, Washington.Stefan Virtanen, Stephan Gonzales and Jesse Knowler scored for the Saints while James Prigione made 23 saves on 26 shots.In their last exhibition weekend in late-September, the Saints hosted Grant MacEwan University Griffins out of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in a pair of games at the Castlegar Complex.The Saints dropped the second game of the double header 2-0, but they were able to keep pace all weekend with the Griffins who are touted to be one of the strongest teams in the ACAC this year.The first match up provided one of the most entertaining games in recent memory as the fast paced, end-to-end action continued through three periods of play.Finding themselves down 4-2 midway through the third period, the Saints eventually found their way as they have done many times in the past. Gonzales started the rally at the 10:54 mark and Arie Postmus tied it up with just over four minutes left. The Saints took the momentum into overtime when Thomas Hardy scored his second of the night after charging in on partial breakaway to cap a 5-4 comeback win. Also scoring for the Saints was Alex Milligan.SAINTS NOTES:The Saints will commemorate their second straight BCIHL Championship with a banner raising ceremony at their home opener on October 17. Eastern Washington will be in town for a 7 p.m. puck drop.