Adjunct – Aviation Maintenance Technology (Pool)

first_imgAdditional Information:Adjunct faculty positions are ongoing pooled positions and as such,applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by thedepartment when openings become available. To be considered for aposition, candidates must complete the online application andprovide the following documents: unofficial transcripts based onthe requirements of the position, cover letter and CV or resume.Official transcripts must be provided within 30-days of hire date.If transcripts are from an international institution, it is theresponsibility of the prospective applicant to have the transcriptstranslated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. Requisition ID: req2976Job Title: Adjunct – Aviation Maintenance Technology(Pool)Department: Engineering & Transport TechLocation: SW Center at Bolton FieldEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: HourlyCompensation: $52.88 per contact hourSchedule: Mondays – Fridays; Day and Evening hoursThe CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.The CityColumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication,Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration,Planning & OrganizingPosition SummaryThe Adjunct – Aviation Maintenance position provides qualityinstruction and maintains a positive learning environment in theclassroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting andevaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assignedbythe Department Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbentmust exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability tomultitask while engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Essential Job FunctionsIn conjunction with the Engineering & Transport Technologydepartment’s policies, teaches assigned courses as scheduled andassumes primary responsibility for and exercises oversight of thecurriculum in conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuringboth the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction.Considers individual differences of students in order to design andsupport a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates inthe identification of students with academic or other needs andresponds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Uses technology in amanner appropriate to the nature and objectives of courses andprograms and communicates clearly to students the expectationsconcerning the use of such technology. Keeps accurate andappropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, LeadInstructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction, and support for learners. Maintains postedoffice hours in accordance with departmental and policies of theCollege. Uses technology to assist in communication with students.Encourages a sense of community among students for learning bothinside and outside the classroom.Advises potential or current students within the discipline aboutthe program, career, or transfer options available to assist withdegree completion. Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesAttend all department meetings and required trainings. Regular,predictable, and punctual attendance is required.Usual Physical RequirementsWhile performing duties of this job, the employee regularlyexhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer.The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periodsof time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and bytelephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbsor balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 30 pounds.Working ConditionsTypical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure tomoderate noise typical to business offices. This position islocated at the Bolton Field facility.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: data analysis and application to operationalbusiness decisions; online instruction techniques and methods;Microsoft Office; Blackboard; internet research; onlinecommunication and record-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learningtechnologies and the use multi-media technology to enhance studentlearning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporatingcritical thinking, effective communication and other generaleducation outcomes in course content; effective time management;proficiency with online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonalskills; create engaging learning environments that respect a widevariety of viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of adiverse student population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnicbackgrounds and students with disabilities; work independentlywithout ongoing direct supervision; meet deadlines; perform studentlearning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,including FERPA.Minimum Qualifications:Four (4) years’ industry experience in aviation maintenancetechnology field. Current Airframe & Powerplant Certification.State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability togain access to work site(s).last_img read more

Extra-curricular activities begin again at some Indiana schools

first_img Pinterest Extra-curricular activities begin again at some Indiana schools CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleKroger workers to receive at-home coronavirus testing kitsNext articleIndiana gas price in limbo thanks to the COVID effect Network Indiana By Network Indiana – July 7, 2020 0 351 (Photo Supplied/IHSAA) Monday, July 6, marked the first day where high school student-athletes in Indiana could start conditioning with their teams, under the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s three-phase plan to return to sports this fall.Under this first phase, all workouts are voluntary.“If families don’t feel safe or they’re not interested in sending their kid to work out with us, we totally understand,” says Joe Bronkella, the athletic director at Madison Consolidated High School.He says some athletes have been working out and training on their own, maybe at a gym, during the coronavirus pandemic, but the majority of athletes have not.“Phase One is more of a time, of a couple weeks, to ease back in to the flow, to ease ourselves back in to conditioning shape,” he said.Bronkella says there are still many restrictions during the IHSAA’s first phase. For example, athletes are limited to just 15 hours of conditioning per week. Locker rooms remain closed as well, which has created a bit of a challenge for athletic directors.“So we’ve designated areas where they can come in, and designate areas where they go out,” Bronkella said. “We are also not utilizing our drinking fountains, so they have to bring in their own water bottles.”Bronkella says he is also alternating which sports can come to campus to have training and conditioning, to help limit the number of people at the school. So some teams and sports started Monday, while others won’t start until Tuesday, and will go back-and-forth throughout the week on which days they have athletes come in for workouts. He knows of other schools and athletic directors around the state that have similar plans.He has also been coordinating with the janitorial staff at the school on when they come in to clean and sanitize different equipment and areas. To help with that, Bronkella says he’s having most, if not all, workouts be outdoors.The hardest challenge for athletic directors during the coronavirus pandemic? Bronkella says it’s all of the unknowns that still exist.“When you have symptoms pop up, or you have new numbers, or you have a potential of an outbreak in your community, how does that change things? What do we need to be prepared for?” he said. “Because this is something that none of us have been prepared for.”As for the idea of high school sports returning in August, Bronkella says he’s trying to remain positive.“I sure hope so,” he said. “I know everyone is itching to get to do their sport, and everyone is itching to watch something. I’m hopeful that we’re going to have a fall season, but, you know, at the same time, I was hopeful that we would’ve had a spring season, and it didn’t turn out that way for us.” Google+last_img read more

Mike Gordon Discusses Phish NYE Gag, Kasvot Växt & More On New “Under The Scales” Episode [Listen]

first_imgOn his latest Under The Scales podcast episode, host and lyricist Tom Marshall welcomed Phish bassist Mike Gordon to discuss a wide array of topics. Tom and Mike had so much to discuss at length, that the conversation ultimately ended up being too long for a single podcast episode. Marshall will be releasing part two of his discussion with Mike Gordon next Monday, February 18th.Tom and Mike begin the episode by discussing Phish’s “Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.” New Year’s Eve gag, which leads to Mike revealing his fear of heights. Overcoming any fear, Mike reminisces on how perfect the situation was, floating in “thin air”, and thanks the universe for allowing and presenting the amazing moment. Mike jokes, “During rehearsal, I just didn’t wanna come down. I wanted to stay up there and float”. Mike also ended up being a huge fan of attaching a GoPro camera to his bass, despite initial doubt and fear of the apparatus interrupting his playing.Mike goes on to discuss Phish’s Kasvot Växt inspiration and preparation. He explains that the band was planning on using the same disco balls and projectors that were set up at Curveball, inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but they decided to ditch the props and original song ideas entirely. He goes on to explain that the band thought they could do better. Kasvot Växt came together in a matter of three days, other than refining some lyrics and arrangements.The most whimsical part of the episode came next, when Mike discussed a conversation he had with the late Who bassist John Entwistle for his 2002 film, Rising Low. Mike laughed and joked about slightly considering joining The Who after Entwistle died in 2002, but we all know that never ended up coming to fruition. Tom and Mike’s “part one” conversation also covers Mike’s inspiration from Phil Lesh, an in-depth analysis of the technology behind his light-up bass he plays with his solo outfit, his approach to songwriting, and much more.Listen to Tom Marshall’s recent Under The Scales part one episode with Mike Gordon below:Next week, Tom Marshall and Mike Gordon will continue to dig deep with part two of their Under The Scales discussion. Head to the podcast’s website for more information.last_img read more

Composting class

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaAs part of National Composting Week, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and Athens Clarke-County Recycling will teach citizens about composting at the State Botanical Garden on May 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.The class is $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members. All participants will take home a kitchen composter. Compost bins will be sold May 8 at the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Division from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bins cost $45. The program is sponsored by Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. For more information, call 706-542-6156 or email [email protected]last_img

Food Safety Checklist

first_imgPreparing a great holiday meal for your friends and family is a great way to share the spirit of the season and make new memories. Unfortunately, far too often during this time of year, many families end up sharing a foodborne illness in addition to that turkey and dressing.UGA Extension food safety experts offer these tips on food safety along with those provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Plan Ahead: Don’t thaw a turkey at room temperature; the surface will begin to grow bacteria while the inside is still frozen. If possible, thaw the turkey in the fridge three to four days before cooking. If you don’t have that much time, thaw it in cold water. Prepare your salad at a completely separate time from working with raw meat.” Be sure to wash, rinse and sanitize any surfaces or utensils that the raw meat came in contact with when you are done with that task. If your food won’t be eaten within two hours of cooking, store it in the fridge and reheat it later. Preparation: Don’t wash raw turkeys in the sink. Splashing water sprays harmful bacteria onto countertops. Turkeys are washed at the plant before you buy them. Use separate cutting boards, plates, and utensils for raw meats. Bacteria remains on anything that raw meat has touched. Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling food. Clean your countertops before starting as well as after; sanitize them after any preparation steps involving raw meat, or better yet, after all food preparation. Cooking:Use a thermometer when cooking meats. Even the best cooks can’t tell when something is done just by looking at it.Take the turkey’s temperature in the thickest part of the breast. The minimum internal temperature for turkeys is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Put your food in the fridge after your meal. Waiting until it has cooled to store it was important when the hot food would melt all the ice in iceboxes. This isn’t a problem with electric refrigerators.Use small or shallow containers when refrigerating or freezing leftovers so that they will cool quickly. Storing: Store leftovers in small portions so they can cool faster.Many leftovers will keep 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator; use leftover refrigerated turkey, gravy or stuffing within 3 to 4 days.Raw food usually lasts three days in the fridge.SStore leftovers in the freezer for several weeks or use a vacuum sealer to store them in the freezer for months.last_img read more

Opinion: Keep education focused on students, not politics

first_imgMembers of the Vermont State Board of Education have testified before the House and Senate Education Committees regarding the Board’s major objection to the proposal of having the Commissioner of Education named a Secretary, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Governor (House Bill 440). We believe such an appointment would not be in the best interest of young people in Vermont for several reasons.First and foremost, replacing the Commissioner who is selected by the Board and approved by the Governor with a purely Governor-appointed Secretary would move accountability for this public education leader from the general public to the Governor. Governor Shumlin is quoted as saying that he has a vastly different philosophy on education from his predecessor. We respect and applaud that the Governor has a particular philosophy, but we strongly believe that the decisions and actions of the commissioner of education should not be influenced by any particular person’s political philosophy, but by what opportunities to learn can be made available to all our young people.  The Commissioner’s overarching philosophy and focus needs to remain constant: to work relentlessly to ensure that all Vermont students meet or exceed high academic standards and graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in college, continuing education, careers and citizenship in the 21st century. For the sake of our children, we cannot allow that focus to be subject to the political objectives of a select few individuals.Second, if the purpose is, as has been stated, to create consistency in education leadership and reduce turnover, recent National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) data suggest otherwise. The highest rate of turnover for Commissioners, 58%, occurred in the 12 states where the Governor appoints the Commissioner. In the 24 board-appointed states, the turnover rate was only 20%. The ability to develop and implement long-range, strategic planning focused on educational success and attainment is far more likely under consistent leadership provided by a board-appointed commissioner.   Third, the Governor, with the approval of the Senate, currently appoints the Board of Education. This has been the practice for nearly a century and the mandate is clear ‘ to represent the entire Vermont public in shaping education policy for the state’s public schools. By statutory authority, it is the commissioner’s responsibility to act as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary for the Board of Education acting on behalf of Vermont’s people. The current proposal approved by the House Education Committee is contrary and even in opposition to that mandate. If Board members were to be chosen by the various groups named in the bill ‘ the Vermont NEA, Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont Principals Association, the Vermont Business Roundtable and the Vermont Superintendents Association, those appointees would be beholden ‘ by the very nature of their appointments ‘ to the interest groups they represent. The Board has and will continue to work closely with representatives from each of these organizations. They are represented at Board meetings and often provide valuable input into Board deliberations. In that role, they are strong and effective advocates for the groups they represent. But just as lobbyists advocate for their clients before the Legislature but do not create legislative policy, representatives from specific educational interest groups should not be placed in a position of creating educational policy for the state, its schools or, especially, its young people.Lastly, but most importantly, how will a change like this help in closing the achievement gap for our most disadvantaged young people or improve opportunities for all Vermont students? What level of disruption will occur in making these changes, again distracting us from our primary purpose? What voices will no longer have the opportunity to be represented in these conversations on the Board? A change in the composition of the Board and the appointment of the Commissioner raises many more questions than it solves. As stated in its mission statement, the State Board of Education is committed to providing leadership, support and oversight to ensure the Vermont public education system enables the success of each student. Shifting that oversight to the will of the Governor’s office and special interest groups will breach the intent of those in local communities who have worked long and hard to ensure that Vermont’s education system remains free from the sway of political power and influence.Submitted by Vermont State Board of Education Members: Chair Fayneese Miller (Burlington), Vice-chair Kathy Larsen (Wilmington), Donald Collins (Swanton), Robert Kelley Brandon), Judith Livingston (Manchester), William Mathis (Goshen), Stephan Morse (Newfane), Sean-Marie Oller (Bennington), Elizabeth Strano (Bennington) and Brian Vachon (Middlesex).last_img read more

Vermont fuel dealers ‘Split the Ticket’ this winter

first_imgThanks to the generosity of Vermont fuel dealers, along with local businesses and organizations, the Split the Ticket program will provide more than 6,000 gallons of free heating fuel this winter.Vermont’s heating fuel dealers are mostly small, family-owned businesses that live in the same community where they work and know first-hand who is struggling to heat their home. They are often the first to respond in a crisis, especially when the family is unaware or unable to receive government assistance’ or simply too proud to ask for help from others.Here’s how the Split the Ticket program works: Heating fuel retailers agree to donate a delivery of oil, kerosene, or propane to a neighbor in need. Those pledged gallons will be matched with donations from the community. Please consider helping Split the Ticket with a Vermonter in need this winter. All funds will be used to match fuel donations by Vermont’s oil and propane dealers’none are used to administer the program.CLICK HERE to learn more about the Split the Ticket program.Thanks to those who are helping Split the Ticket this year! Source: VFDA 11.21.2011last_img read more

Why I Still Watch

first_imgI hit rock bottom as a sports fan in July 2007. I was sitting in my living room watching the Tour de France, rooting for a Kazakh rider named Alexander Vinokourov. I don’t know what drew me to “Vino,” or, for that matter, what makes any of us root for certain athletes. I guess I admired his tenacity.Five days into the three-week race, Vinokourov—a favorite to win the overall title—had crashed in a ditch and watched the field ride away from him, all but ending his hopes of donning the maillot jaune in Paris. But Vino didn’t give up. He fought back and dominated an individual time trial in Stage 13, then won again in the mountains two days later. I remember pumping my fist and shouting at the television when he crossed the line that day, bandaged and defiant.Maybe I was tired of rooting for Americans in the Tour. The prime culprit, of course, was Lance Armstrong. But in 2006, my heart broke as I watched the people’s favorite, Floyd Landis, bonk in a crucial stage 16 and lose 10 minutes to the field. Then, the very next day, I went hoarse shouting for Landis as he roared back to stun everyone and win by 5:42. I still remember bolting out my front door after that stage and riding my mountain bike as fast as I could for three hours, so inspired by what Landis had done.Four days later, Landis won the Tour de France … only to have it all soiled by a positive synthetic-testosterone test that made him the first Tour champ in 102 years to be stripped of his title.When Vino charged to his second stage win the following summer, I thought there was no way he was dirty. The sport he loved was in too fragile a place for him to cheat. I should have known better. We all should have.Four days after his thrilling time-trial win, the news broke: Vino had tested positive for blood doping. He and his team, Astana, were thrown out of the race. This meant Danish rider Michael Rasmussen was the Tour’s new leader. Rasmussen was promptly disqualified for lying about his whereabouts during pre-Tour drug testing (he later admitted to doping from 1998 to 2010). Organizers scrambled. Cynics bellowed.Cycling was disgraced, and I was exasperated.Less than two weeks later, Barry Bonds broke Henry Aaron’s all-time home run record, belting his 756th dinger on August 7. Bonds, of course, would prove to be one of the dirtiest players in baseball history, a first-ballot Hall of Famer whose greed turned him into a pariah and has thus far kept him out of the Hall.I considered giving up fanhood altogether—no lie. I didn’t feel like I could trust what I was seeing anymore.Most distressing, yet upstaged by the hubbub over who was cheating and how, I felt like the real victims—we the fans—were irrelevant. Landis and Vinokourov didn’t know who I was, and they never would. They didn’t care that I had rooted for them, that I had winced when they fell short and celebrated when they came back. They didn’t care that they betrayed me.We were powerless, our only option being to stop watching bike racing entirely, which seemed even more unfair than their cheating.Of course, I was hardly the first to feel that way. In the 17 Tours de France that took place from 1998 to 2014, nine men won the overall title. Only four of them remain untainted by cheating.This year’s Tour begins in the Netherlands on July 4. After two straight years of mostly clean racing, I’ve noticed that my confidence as a fan is coming back. The best GC rider in the world, 2013 Tour champion Chris Froome, seems genuine when he says, forcefully, time and again, that he is clean. I will root for him this year, just as I did last year until he crashed out.But like a jilted lover, I will maintain a degree of caution in my rooting to protect myself.I like to think the climate is different now. When the entire peloton was dirty and seemingly every other major leaguer was on steroids, the internal culture was one of acceptance, if for no other reason than to show solidarity. Now, thanks to ample public shaming, more effective testing measures (though some believe cyclists have caught up and may be duping us again), and stiffer penalties, cheaters are forced to wear a brighter scarlet letter if they get caught. I believe that has deterred a fair number, certainly more than the prospect of betraying additional fans.But as we get reminded every so often (like when three-time Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo tested positive for EPO last year), it will probably take another generation to truly cleanse our sports. The other day I read a story in USA Today about Alex Rodriguez’s pursuit of Willie Mays on the home run list. A-Rod (A-Fraud or A-Roid also work) was within five dingers of Mays, who happens to be Bonds’ godfather. Bonds told the paper he was rooting for Rodriguez—a serial steroid user—to pass Mays.“Any time anybody in the game does something that’s a great accomplishment, the game of baseball should celebrate that. No matter what,” Bonds said. He couldn’t comprehend how anyone could root against A-Rod. “Why hate on something you’re paying to see?” Bonds said. “I don’t understand it. He’s entertaining us.”I guess. But Bonds still misses the point, which is not surprising. These transgressions are not your favorite actress getting a boob job. This is purity stained. Trust pissed on. By people we will never get to ask why.Maybe all our modern scrutiny has made it feel worse. Maybe it was just a rotten generation of athletes and duplicity was inevitable. Take Vinokourov, for instance. After serving a two-year ban for his 2007 test, Vino returned to the pro tour and, in 2010, allegedly offered a Russian cyclist named Alexandr Kolobnev 100,000 Euros in the middle of a breakaway to let Vino win. According to a report in the Swiss magazine L’Illustre, which broke the story, Vinokourov denied the allegations. “I won because it was I who went the fastest,” he said. Now Vinokourov manages his former team, Astana, wielding significant influence in the sport he helped take down.And finally we come to American sprinter Justin Gatlin. Gatlin won the 2004 Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters, but in 2006 he tested positive for synthetic testosterone and was banned for four years (he also tested positive for amphetamines in 2001). His biggest sponsor, Nike, dropped him.Gatlin served his ban and came back to run the fastest 200-meter time in the world last year. Many feel he is the sport’s second-fastest man behind Usain Bolt. The IAAF even nominated Gatlin for Athlete of the Year—which, incidentally, prompted German discus star Robert Harting to ask the IAAF to rescind his nomination for the same award.Hoping to capitalize on Gatlin’s return to the spotlight, Nike re-signed him last year, a move that prompted a wave of condemnation from other Nike athletes and runners—and reminded us where morality ranks in a sports world built around money and fame.Sometimes I still ask myself, “Is it safe to be a sports fan again?” I’m still not sure. It takes a lot longer to mend a heart broken by betrayal than inferior performance.last_img read more

Quick Hits: Arlington, VA Resident sets world record + Natural gas producer in royalty dispute

first_imgThe Arlington, VA resident took on the World Marathon Challenge, running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days (he won) before tackling the 10-day record, running 3 additional marathons when he returned to the states. The deal is the latest in a number of lawsuits accusing natural gas companies of engaging in unlawful maneuvers in order to hold on to more of the profits from the state’s natural gas boom. The trial was scheduled to begin in November but cancelled when parties reached the tentative settlement. Michael Wardian of Arlington, VA sets 10 marathons in 10 days world record He finished all 10 marathons with a cumulative time of 20 hours, 12 minutes and 46 seconds. His time should earn him the world record, which remains unofficial until Wardian submits his materials to the Guinness Book of World Records. Pittsburg-based EQT Corp, the second-largest natural gas producer in West Virginia, will pay $53.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company was cheating thousands of state residents and businesses by deducting a variety of unacceptable charges from people’s royalty checks. Ultrarunner Michael Wardian ran 10 marathons in 10 days, finishing all of them with an average pace of less than 3 hours, to earn an unofficial world record of the fastest completion of 10 marathons in 10 days. A U.S. District judge preliminary approved the settlement, which begins a process for public notice of the terms and a fairness hearing in Wheeling, West Virginia, set for July 11. Payments will not be made until the process is complete. The $53.5 million will go into a settlement fund and the funds will be distributed to people who leased the rights to natural gas beneath their land in West Virginia to EQT between December 8, 2009 and December 31, 2017. Natural gas producer to pay West Virginia plaintiffs $53.5 million in royalty disputelast_img read more

Python Found on Bay Shore Street

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This python was found on a side street in Bay Shore on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.A 2 ½-foot python was found abandoned on a residential Bay Shore street on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Suffolk County SPCA, which is investigating the incident.The snake, a Ball Python, was found on a grassy area on the corner of Longshore Street and Reilly Street in a glass container with a sliding screen top and blue tape affixed to the corners of the tank to hold the top on, said Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk SPCA.About an inch of rain water had collected in the bottom of the tank, but the snake appeared to be in good health, he added.A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for abandoning the snake.Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more