Allentown Police Department(MIAMI) — The man accused of fleeing to Mexico with a teenage girl has agreed to be extradited to his home state of Pennsylvania, he said in a brief court appearance in Miami on Monday.Amy Yu, 16, went missing March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, police said, alleging that she left willingly. She has since returned home safely.The two flew from Philadelphia to Cancun that night, police say.Yu’s mother reported her missing to the Allentown Police Department that day.A member of Esterly’s family reported him as missing or endangered March 7, the same day authorities issued an arrest warrant for him and charged him with interference with the custody of children, police said.An Amber Alert was issued in Mexico for Yu and Saturday the two were found there.Yu was unharmed and in good health and has since returned to Allentown, the police said.Meanwhile, authorities flew Esterly to Miami where he is in custody pending extradition. In the short hearing on Monday morning, Esterly said, “I’d like to go back to Pennsylvania as soon as possible.”Pennsylvania authorities have 15 days to pick him up.Esterly, a father of four daughters, had met the teen at church, and Yu became friends with one of Esterly’s children, according to the attorney for Esterly’s wife, Stacey Esterly.The Esterlys had been fighting over his alleged relationship with the teen, Stacey Esterly’s attorney, John Waldron, told ABC News. Stacey Esterly threatened to go to the police about her husband’s alleged sexual relationship with Yu shortly before the two fled, Waldron said.When Yu was asked by members of the Leigh Country Child Advocacy Center whether she was having a relationship with Esterly, she denied it, said Det. Gary Hammer of the Colonial Regional Police, which has jurisdiction over her school, Lehigh Valley Academy.But Yu altered her school records and listed Esterly as her stepfather, Hammer added. And at least 10 times between December and Feb. 9, Esterly signed her out of school early, Hammer told ABC News two weeks ago.Feb. 9 was the day when the teen’s mother came to the school to pick up her daughter, “and the school said her stepfather already signed her out of school,” Hammer said.“The mom explained she is a single mother,” Hammer said. “There is no stepfather.”Lehigh Valley Academy confirmed that Esterly has been on school grounds before and was last there Feb. 9.“After that date, due to circumstances we cannot disclose pursuant to student privacy constraints, he was prohibited from entering school grounds, and the police were to be notified if he returned,” the school said in a statement two weeks ago.The school called the Colonial Regional Police immediately and it started investigating. The department found video of Esterly’s signing the teen out and leaving with her, Hammer said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Read full article During our working lives, almost by default, we look at the long tenured staff members in our organisations with reverence. We see them as professionals to look up to, fountains of knowledge and information, given the years of service. Quite rightly so. In that time, they must have learned a fair amount about the industry in which they operate. But surely having 10, 15, 20 years of experience in an industry doesn’t constitute immediate ‘expert status’?In my opinion, it’s the breadth of experience you have in your chosen skill-set that will differentiate you. Let’s take the recruitment industry for example. Recruitment isn’t the type of industry that has one clear cut way to do things that’s considered “correct” and does not follow a specific formula or set of rules. Success in recruitment will come from tackling a range of recruitment challenges in your career and the way in which you handle them, along with the experience you gain from them. The length of time in an industry can of course ensure a certain depth of knowledge in one or a number of things and in my opinion, I would put a higher value in less depth of knowledge of 10 recruitment challenges learned over 20 years, than 20 years of experience facing one recruitment challenge.It’s the age old “1 year of experience 10 ways, or 10 years of experience 1 way” adage. I believe the most successful recruiters who can legitimately call themselves experts fall into the “1 year of experience 10 ways” group. We operate in an industry where our skill-set is not an exact science. It will be our adaptability and ability to be agile in our approach when grasping the intricacies of any given talent acquisition problem, (whether it’s internal or agency, large enterprise or SME, volume or not etc.) and offering expertise on efficient and effective ways to manage it based on previous experience, that will genuinely ensure the worthiness of the reverence you will receive. Previous Article Next Article What is an expert?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today
Written by Tags: Cal Poly Football/SUU Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, Southern Utah University’s football squad (1-3) celebrates Homecoming in the Big Sky Conference opener against Cal Poly (1-2).The Thunderbirds’ scoring offense ranks 84th in FCS with 22.3 points per game. The defense, which has given up no less than 34 points in any game this season, ranks 116th nationally, surrendering 42.8 points per game.SUU is led by redshirt sophomore quarterback Chris Helbig who has completed 91 of his 143 passes (63.6 percent) for two touchdowns and three interceptions throughout the non-conference portion of the season.Redshirt junior tailback James Felila is the Thunderbirds’ leading tailback this season, with 52 carries for 161 yards and two touchdowns.Sophomore tailback Lance Lawson remains SUU’s leading receiver on the season as he has hauled in 37 receptions for 326 yards and two scores. Freshman receiver Zach Nelson (9 receptions, 140 yards, 2 TD’s) averages 15.5 yards per grab to help the Thunderbirds stretch defenses.Sophomore defensive lineman Aaron Romero leads SUU with 2 sacks on the season. Redshirt senior safety Nathaniel Vaughn, redshirt freshman cornerback Carlton Johnson and junior cornerback Khalid Taylor have an interception apiece to pace the Thunderbirds in that statistical category.The Mustangs come into this game having lost two straight games, to Weber State (41-24) and FCS Power 5 conference foe Oregon State (45-7) after routing San Diego 52-34 to commence the season.Cal Poly is tied for 57th nationally in scoring offense (27.7 points per game) with Campbell. Their scoring defense is tied for 110th nationally (40 points per contest) with South Dakota.Redshirt freshman quarterback Jalen Hamler completes 68.6 percent of his passes on the season (24-35) for 515 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. He has also run for 176 yards and three scores on 57 carries.Sophomore fullback Duy Tran-Sampson (49 car, 317 yards, 2 TD’s) averages 6.5 yards per carry for the Mustangs.Junior slot-back Lepi Lataimua has 12 carries for 112 yards and a score on the season as he averages 9.1 yards per carry for Cal Poly.Senior receiver J.J. Koski (13 rec, 319 yards, 2 TD’s) is a big-play threat for the Mustangs as he averages 24.5 yards per catch. Additionally, junior receiver Quentin Harrison (8 rec, 164 yards, TD) averages 20.5 yards per grab for Cal Poly.Defensively, senior defensive back Kitu Humphrey, sophomore defensive end Cecil Myles and junior linebacker Matt Wright have a sack apiece for Cal Poly.Junior linebacker Matt Shotwell, senior defensive back Sharky Reza, junior defensive back Kevin Howell and junior defensive back Bradley Mickey have a sack apiece for the Mustangs.The Mustangs lead the Thunderbirds 20-9 all-time in a series dating back to 1986. September 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Hosts Cal Poly For Homecoming Saturday In Big Sky Opener Brad James
A US-backed Opec+ deal to slash global crude output by 9.7 million bpd was hoped to boost the struggling market – but so far oil prices have not recovered as collapsing demand remains a critical issue Impact of the agreement likely to be realised later in the yearWhile crude oil prices may have failed to rebound in the immediate aftermath of the Opec+ announcement, analysts suggest the market effect will be more noticeable later in the year as pressure on storage inventories – which have been pushed to their limit amid the recent oversupply – begins to relent.Wood Mackenzie’s vice president for macro oils Ann-Louise Hittle said: “Even if poorly implemented, the agreement is substantial, and will make a difference to the market.“Partial compliance won’t stop this production agreement from having a big – and swift – impact on supply and demand fundamentals.“We expect the second half of 2020 to show an implied stock draw, in contrast to the record-breaking oversupply of the first half of the year.“That will support and lift prices significantly. The market will recognise this once the storage builds slow this quarter and start drawing down in the second half.”She added that despite the ongoing lockdowns across Europe, India and the US, China – the world’s biggest oil importer – is now beginning to show signs of economic recovery, promising a significant boost to oil markets.“A recovery in oil demand is underway in China. The country has managed to largely contain the Covid-19 outbreak and is gearing up efforts to bring economy back on track,” said Hittle. What did Opec+ agree to tackle falling oil prices?Nevertheless, the Opec+ agreement to curtail global oil production – the most extensive that has ever been made – should not be overlooked.With the unusual involvement of the US and other G20 members not normally affiliated with the oil-producer alliance – the likes of Canada and Brazil in particular – an agreement was reached to reduce crude oil output by 9.7 million bpd during May and June.For the following six months to the end of December, this will be adjusted to a 7.7 million bpd curtailment, and then a 5.8 million bpd reduction through to April 2022.A baseline level for the cuts was set at October 2018 production levels – except for Saudi Arabia and Russia, the nominal leaders of the so-called cartel, which both agreed to a baseline of 11 million bpd. US involvement proved critical to final dealWhile there was no formal commitment from the US, its involvement in the deal was significant, with the world’s largest oil producer offering to deliver market-driven output reductions in tandem with Opec+.Official data published last week shows US crude oil production is on track for its first annual contraction this year since 2016 – with a further decline expected for 2021.While the likes of Russia and Saudi Arabia have formally mandated their output cuts, the US points to this natural, price-led reduction as its own contribution to the co-ordinated effort.The country will also take action to open its strategic petroleum reserve, US energy secretary Dan Brouillette to the G20 meeting, aiming to “store as much oil as possible” and remove some of the global surplus from the market.The big Oil Deal with OPEC Plus is done. This will save hundreds of thousands of energy jobs in the United States. I would like to thank and congratulate President Putin of Russia and King Salman of Saudi Arabia. I just spoke to them from the Oval Office. Great deal for all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020A final-hour intervention by the US’ President Donald Trump, who had been central to bringing Russia and Saudi Arabia back to the negotiating table, was also crucial to ending Mexico’s surprise derailment of the process.The US agreed to shoulder some of the burden for its neighbour, which had balked at the suggestion of cutting 400,000 bpd from its national output, saying it would only limit production by 100,000 bpd.Oil producers in the US have been particularly hard hit by the falling oil prices, with shale operators struggling to cope with the low price environment as warnings of production shut-ins and bankruptcies threaten to derail the booming energy industry that has been a centrepiece of the Trump presidency. Opec secretary general Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo (Credit: Opec) Despite the historic Opec+ deal to cut global oil production in a bid to boost commodity prices that have more than halved since the turn of the year, there have been few signs of a price recovery in a market still grappling with coronavirus-weakened demand.Crunch meetings of the oil-producer alliance, as well as energy ministers of the G20, were held at the end of last week, with frantic phone calls continuing over the weekend as oil economy leaders scrambled to push an agreement over the line.Eventually, the world’s biggest oil producers committed to reduce their collective production by 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) for the next two months, with lesser reductions planned to last until 2022.But since markets reopened on Monday (13 April), crude oil prices have barely shifted from their position before the summits took place – with Brent crude remaining at around $31 per barrel and West Texas Intermediate hovering in the $22 per barrel range.About a third of global oil demand has been wiped out as a result of the pandemic, with enforced lockdown measures and slowing industrial activity putting unprecedented levels of pressure on the market.While the agreements reached by energy leaders over the weekend may have stabilised the price decline by ending the Saudi-Russian price war, this issue of collapsing demand remains a critical factor to contend with – and one that is “well in excess” of the industry’s capacity to adjust, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Finalised figures for national cuts to universities nationwide of £940m, including a 66% cut in the science capital budget, have been released. The figures, published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, form part of what Universities Minister David Willetts has described as “a year of transition.”The final budget shows that in 2011-12 universities will face a 9.5% cut compared with the current academic year, including a 6% cut to teaching budgets. Capital spending for buildings and equipment will fall by 55%, and the teaching budget will be cut by £830m the following year.Willetts commented, “Under the new higher education reforms we are putting funding in the hands of students, instead of a centrally allocated grant.”The University has stressed that its response will not be formed until the allocation is received in March.A spokesperson said, “While HEFCE has announced funding levels for the sector as a whole, the institution-specific funding arrangements have not been made available yet. “Until those details become available we cannot speculate how the University will be affected. Whatever the updated arrangements, Oxford is committed to funding undergraduate teaching.” Law student Kat Shields commented, “These cuts to higher education will make it more difficult for the next generation of Britons to compete globally, particularly in areas like science.” Kevin Feeney, a member of the Oxford University Labour Club, told Cherwell, “This is a reckless and unnecessary proposal. The pretence of protecting the sciences while cutting funding to essential buildings and equipment is another example of the deceit of students.” Meanwhile, Henry Evans, President of the Oxford University Conservative Association, said, “This is just a transition period from one form of funding to another. It may be difficult at first, but ultimately these decisions will improve the system of higher education in this country.” Nationally, many universities have voiced fears over the future of research. Russell Group director general, Wendy Piatt, said, “These new cuts will make it even harder for our top universities and researchers to lead the economic recovery.” While a spokesperson for the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation has said that the changes will provide “stability and certainty,” Labour’s universities spokesman, Gareth Thomas, called the cuts “unfair, unnecessary and unsustainable.”
Important though Brexit is, it is not the only issue that counts. When each of us looks back on 2019, it will be the personal milestones that stand out. These are the things that matter most and by agreeing a good Brexit deal, we can focus our energy on those things – strengthening our economy and opening up new markets for our businesses to create new jobs and opportunities across the UK; building the housing our country needs so everyone can have a home of their own and transforming technical education so everyone gains the skills they need to get on. Our long term plan for the NHS will put a record investment into our most precious public service so it is there for us when we need it. We will introduce a new skills based immigration system to replace freedom of movement, and by protecting and enhancing our natural environment, we will make Britain a healthier place. This year the UK has achieved a lot. The employment rate is at a record high, our debt is starting its first sustained fall in a generation and the number of people in absolute poverty is at a record low. But a New Year means new potential to do even more, to ensure that everyone in every community can feel the benefit. Together I believe we can start a new chapter with optimism and hope. We have all we need to thrive and if we come together in 2019 I know we can make a success of what lies ahead and build a country that truly works for every one of us. PM Theresa May New Year messageIn a video message to the country on New Year’s Day, Prime Minister Theresa May said: New Year is a time to look ahead and in 2019 the UK will start a new chapter. The Brexit deal I have negotiated delivers on the vote of the British people and in the next few weeks MPs will have an important decision to make. If Parliament backs a deal, Britain can turn a corner. The referendum in 2016 was divisive but we all want the best for our country and 2019 can be the year we put our differences aside and move forward together, into a strong new relationship with our European neighbours and out into the world as a globally trading nation. The PM will also say that while Brexit is important, there are other significant issues to focus on, reflecting on the achievements of 2018 and looking ahead with optimism.She said:
2016 could use a little bit more Beck. With the promise of a Talking Heads and The Strokes-influenced record coming out in October, Beck has certainly brought us closer to an exciting follow-up to his 2014 Grammy Award-winning “Album of the Year.” With last month’s release of the new song and music video for “Wow,” it’s safe to say the rocker is ready to share some of the work he’s been working on.Today, we’ve been graced with five dates in September. The tickets go on-sale this Friday, July 22, with provided links below:9/15 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre9/19 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion – with special guests Peter Bjorn and John9/20 – Columbus, OH – Express LIVE 9/22 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium9/23 – St Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker passed away over a week ago, giving fans the impression that the jazz rock band would cease touring. On the afternoon that the news of Becker’s passing broke, fellow bandmate and co-founder Donald Fagen wrote a touching tribute that promised to “keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.” Today, Steely Dan has announced eight shows this Fall, moving forward without Becker. While the tour marks the first since Becker’s death, it is not the first time Steely Dan performed without him. Becker’s health complicated him from performing Steely Dan’s Classic East and Classic West concerts earlier this year. His final performance with Steely Dan was on May 27, 2017.Donald Fagen Pens Touching Tribute To Steely Dan Guitarist Walter BeckerSteely Dan will begin their tour on October 13th in Thackerville Oklahoma, then head to Grand Rapids, MI, Buffalo, NY, Orillia, ON, Windsor, ON, Wallingfor, CT, and Baltimore, MD before concluding their North American run in National Harbor, MD.Steely Dan // 2017 Tour DatesOctober 13 – Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino and ResortOctober 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel ArenaOctober 17 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts CenterOctober 19 – Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama ResortOctober 20 – Windsor, ON @ Caesars WindsorOctober 22 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale TheatreOctober 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six PavilionOctober 25 – National Harbor, MD @ MGM National Harbor
“Refecting upon my first year as dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), I can’t deny that it’s been a year of surprises. Good ones—and often incredibly great ones,” writes Cherry A. Murray.Cooking up a course … A general education course on science and cooking, first thought up in 2008, has become an international phenomenon. Seven hundred students showed up on the first day in hope of grabbing one of the coveted 300 seats. Lines snaked around the Science Center and onlookers wondered if a rock band was in town. “60 Minutes” visited campus to shoot a segment on innovations in the culinary arts.Flying high … Thanks to a $10 million National Science Foundation Expeditions in Computing Grant, “Robobees” (or Micro Air Vehicles) have taken off. One day, mechanical fliers may perform everything from pollination to even earthquake rescue missions. The project involves faculty and students throughout SEAS, departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Wyss Institute, and nearby sister institutions in academia and industry partners.Engineering innovation … With help from programs and courses dedicated to fostering innovation, a team of students created a soccer ball that, when kicked, charges a battery. Another group programmed a mobile app that connects the campus with surrounding businesses and events. The sOccket ball won a breakthrough award from Popular Mechanics and the app was featured as a lead story in the Wall Street Journal. Moreover, events like the CS50 Fair and the newly created Laboratory at Harvard brought thousands of Harvard community members together to see the results of hands-on learning first-hand.Getting the call … I had my own personal surprise when I received a phone call from the White House requesting my participation on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. As I told a group of Harvard College admissions recruiters, being called by the President of the United States to serve as an expert is one of the fantastic things you get to do as a dean of engineering at Harvard.As we think about how we want to best present ourselves to the world, being a place that offers surprising connections, conducts cross-cutting research that makes people stop and wonder, and offers courses that makes engineering “cool” and relevant for everyone may be right on target.
The Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library is presenting a long-running exhibit by the groundbreaking artist Judy Chicago. And Tuesday afternoon, to provide the ultimate perspective, it presented Chicago herself.The versatile Chicago has been creating art in a myriad of styles for half a century, and is perhaps best known for her large installation pieces of the 1970s and ’80s reflecting the role of women in culture and history. She also has created major pieces focused on the Holocaust, and performance art using offbeat materials such as fireworks.Tuesday’s discussion, “Judy Chicago and Jane Gerhard in Conversation about Art Education and Popular Feminism,” coincided with the library’s exhibit “Judy Chicago: Through the Archives,” open now through the end of September. The Schlesinger is home to Chicago’s papers.“I often say that in the ’70s we cast the discourse incorrectly. We cast it entirely around gender. Feminism is about values,” Chicago told the Radcliffe audience.“University studio art education is inherently biased against women,” said Chicago, who worked to change that view through her pedagogy at Fresno State College in the early 1970s, and in later teaching stints.“What I have always practiced and am advocating for is a content-based art education where people start where they are, and where they open up who they are, and where they reveal the injustice they’ve experienced. You don’t need to instill anything into them. It’s already there,” she said. Sketchbook containing notes for “Women and the Holocaust,” images, 1990. ‘Through the Archives’ Judy Chicago and students at an evening feminist studio workshop lecture by Berkeley political scientist Isabel Marcus Pitchard, ca. 1973. Photo by Maria Karras A page from “The Dinner Party Sampler Book,” a 44-page volume containing samples of hand and machine embroidery stitch techniques used to create the table runners, ca. 1975. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBuR47_WwFQ” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/bBuR47_WwFQ/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Judy Chicago and cat with a cylinder and square prism sculpture in her Pasadena studio, 1966. Detail of a photo by John Waggaman A program from “The Dinner Party” exhibition at the Cyclorama in Boston, 1980. Images courtesy of Schlesinger Library/ Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study “Female art is being minimized in all female colleges. Art education is de-skilling, and there is almost no discussion of content.”Of the process of becoming an artist, Chicago said, “You don’t need an MFA to get into a gallery.” She said many with MFAs are miserable, working jobs they don’t like to pay off debt from an education that left them in a position where they are unable to create art.Gerhard, a historian and author of “The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism, 1970–2007,” suggested that, “The power of feminism is that it changes people’s lives.”Chicago is an iconoclast, said Schlesinger Director Nancy Cott, the moderator. She called her “one of the most important, innovative, and productive artists of her generation” and “one of the best-known living artists,” who creates with diverse materials, including photography, ceramics, wood, metal, oil, needlepoint, dry ice, and fireworks.“In getting to today, she has never found her path easy,” said Cott. “By 1970 she made it clear she wanted to create art from women’s experiences and represent the parts of woman’s body.”Cott discussed Chicago’s “clarity of vision, imagination, conviction, and extraordinary courage.” She touched on Chicago’s famous installation piece “The Dinner Party.”“For many years, people wouldn’t show it,” said Cott. She pointed out that Chicago once wrote, “Feminist art is all the stages of a woman giving birth to herself.”Still, Chicago said at one point, “Yes, men can create feminist art.” During her recent return to teaching, she discovered some of her male students benefited more from her pedagogy than the women.In addition, said Chicago, “I am sick to death of ‘women’s’ shows. Yeah, we changed the margins. There’s been considerable change. Women and people of color are showing much more than when I was young. Mostly they are showing in smaller galleries.”If you look at museums with budgets of more than $200 million, she said, women and people of color aren’t running them. Chicago said the percentage of women artists in major museum collections is just 3 to 5 percent globally.Women, she suggested, “should see what women before them thought, taught, and created. And they ought to be helped in finding their own voices.” And she said that women artists should have 50 percent of the space in museums because they make up more than 50 percent of the population.Lelaina Vogel ’15 opened the event with a performance art piece, inspired by Chicago’s work, that contained pointed questions and answers:“What is a feminist?”“I myself have never been able to figure out what it is, except I’m called that when I express opinions defining me as something other than a doormat or prostitute.” “Don’t you want a boyfriend?” “I love being single. It’s almost like being rich.”Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen said Vogel’s piece connected the exhibit with the conversation, and helped introduce the next generation of women influenced by Chicago’s work.“Judy Chicago: Through the Archives” will be at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute through Sept. 30.