American Sign Language Faculty – Adjunct

first_imgDescription*This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for futurevacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacanciesoccur.Olympic College is continuously recruiting for Adjunct Faculty toteach American Sign Language (ASL). The adjunct faculty will teachcourses in accordance with the college catalog, utilizingcurriculum developed by the full-time faculty in the discipline.Selected candidates may be asked to teach evening, distance(online, hybrid and/or Interactive Television (ITV)), and atsatellite campus when required.Olympic College seeks applicants who are dedicated tostudent-centered learning, closing achievement gaps, supportdiversity, and social justice learning opportunities, and whoemploy data-informed decision making in their instruction.Click the “How to Apply” button for more information.last_img read more

PSG replace Manchester City as most financially-powerful club — Report

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London French champions Paris St-Germain have overtaken Manchester City as the most financially-powerful club in world football, the annual Soccerex Football Finance 100 report has showed. PSG topped the 2020 edition with a football finance index score of 5.318. This is based on the value of the current squad, tangible assets, finance available in their accounts, potential owner investment and net debt. The study said PSG had reduced their debt by 70 million euros (£58.2 million) over the last year, while Manchester City’s debt levels had increased by more than 90 million euros. Bayern Munich came third with Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid completing the top five. Manchester United fell eight places from last year to 16th in the report, mainly due to the depreciation in squad value and an increase in cash debt. Europe’s elite sides accounted for 80 per cent of the top 30 but almost half of those clubs are owned by non-European entities. These include organisations and individuals from the Middle East, North America and South-east Asia, the report said. “This year’s report paints a positive picture of football’s collective financial health, but it also highlights the growing imbalance between the power of Europe’s modern elite, with some of the game’s heritage brands in danger of being left behind,” Philip Gegan, Soccerex managing director, said. He said: “In spite of Europe’s dominance, football is very much a global game with investment from football’s emerging markets very much underpinning its continued growth.” The English Premier League is represented by 18 clubs in the top 100, while the US Major League Soccer was the next best with 17. Los Angeles Football Club were rated highest from the MLS in 18th spot ahead of local rivals LA Galaxy at number 22.Tags: Soccerex Football FinanceTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Pulis praises Rodgers and Gerrard

first_img Liverpool’s primary aim at the start of the season was to qualify for the Champions League but Pulis says the Reds’ impressive title bid has come as no surprise. “It’s not a surprise – not with [Daniel] Sturridge and [Luis] Suarez and the quality they have there,” Pulis said. “There’s been a lot investment in Liverpool, I think people forget that. “Kenny Dalglish spent good money bringing in the likes of Suarez and Jordan Henderson who have obviously really blossomed. “And then Brendan has come in and spent decent money as well. “The biggest bonus for Liverpool is not having any cup competitions or Europe to worry about so they can focus on the league week to week, that helps as well.” The Reds recorded 11 consecutive league victories from February to April before a 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea last Sunday. Suarez and Sturridge have spearheaded Liverpool’s title bid with 53 goals between them but Pulis believes Steven Gerrard has been at the heart of the club’s success. “Gerrard has been absolutely outstanding,” Pulis said. “He’s led by example, he’s been a wonderful, wonderful player for England and for Liverpool. “And the forward line is exceptional, you only have to look at the two centre forwards and the number of goals they’ve scored between them to know they’ll be a threat.” Pulis added: “The two of them have formed a great partnership so it will be tough on Monday but it will great for the supporters to see top, top players like that as well.” Before taking over at Palace in November, Pulis spent seven years at Stoke where his teams were renowned for their commitment and defensive resilience. Pulis was quick to praise Rodgers for the job he has done at Anfield but says he has been particularly impressed with the way the former Swansea boss has imposed his own identity on the club. “He’s done a smashing job, a wonderful job,” Pulis said. “He’s put his identity on the football club which I always enjoy – I always like it when a manager goes in somewhere and you can see their identity. “Brendan served his apprenticeship at the lower levels which is nice to see and he’s a British manager as well which is a bonus.” Palace’s surge up the Premier League table since Pulis took over has been based on teamwork and a mean defence that has kept 12 clean sheets under his stewardship. Rodgers made reference to the Eagles’ tactics at Anfield last weekend, suggesting Chelsea’s defensive display would be ideal preparation for Palace’s “long balls forward” and “long throw-ins”. Pulis believes his team’s attacking threat has been undervalued and insists he will be making no changes to his side’s style of play for the match on Monday. “We’ll the play the way we play and do what we’ve always done – it’s been very successful with the group we’ve got,” he said. “We’re very, very pleased the way the players have been playing over the past three or four months and I don’t see any reason to change it.” Press Association Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis insists he is not surprised by Liverpool’s title challenge given the amount of money the Reds have spent and the number of games they have played this season. Palace have achieved their objective of Barclays Premier League survival already but can derail Liverpool’s title bid by avoiding defeat at Selhurst Park on Monday. Brendan Rodgers’ side are currently top of the table, three points ahead of Manchester City, who have a superior goal difference and have played a game less. last_img read more

An opposing scout’s view of the Angels’ improving farm system

first_img Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros A rundown of some of the most notable players:Jo Adell: The 19-year-old was the Angels’ first-round pick in 2017. A center fielder, Adell has already risen through three levels, from short-season rookie ball to low-A to high-A. He is widely considered the top prospect in the farm system.“He’s still a ways away,” the scout said. “He looks beautiful in a uniform, but they were dominating him with the fastball. He’s got some timing issues he needs to straighten out. The swing is going to have to tighten up. The power is mistake power right now. … He’s going to end up being a corner outfielder.”Brandon Marsh: The Angels’ second-round pick in 2016, Marsh missed his first season with a back injury. Marsh, 20, started at Orem (Utah) last year, so he has just barely played one full season so far. Marsh has also risen to high-A.“Oh, I love that guy. He’s better than all of them. He can mash. He hits with power. He plays with a chip on his shoulder. He’s got some swag. He’s the best guy, for me, out of all those guys. Adell might have the highest ceiling because of the all the gifts he has, but this guy is already a better hitter than (Kole) Calhoun. He may get (to the majors) next year, at the end of the year.”Griffin Canning: The former UCLA and Santa Margarita High right-hander didn’t pitch in the minors in 2017 after the Angels took him in the second round, because the organization felt he needed a break from his heavy workload in college. So far in his first three months of professional baseball, the 22-year-old was quickly promoted out of high-A to Double-A. He’s started two combined no-hitters already. The Angels are moving him quickly, but being cautious with his pitch-counts.“Their best pitcher. He’s got it all. It’s just a matter of him being humbled a little bit and learning to pitch with more moxie. He’s got all the stuff. He’s going to be a fast mover. He’s going to get (to the majors) quickly.”José Suarez: The 20-year-old lefty from Venezuela has posted big strikeout numbers this season, rocketing from high-A to Double-A to Triple-A already.“I have him as a 3-4 type starter. He can really pitch. With him, (Jaime) Barría, (Tyler) Skaggs and if (Andrew) Heaney stays healthy, the Angels have some guys who can pitch. I’m more excited about those guys because those flamethrowers don’t last anymore. He touched 95 mph, but he pitched more at 91.”Joe Gatto: The last of the three pitchers in the organization this scout expected to be a productive major leaguer, Gatto has moved slowly through the system since he was the Angels’ second-round pick in 2014. Gatto, 23, didn’t reach Double-A until a month ago.“He can pitch a little bit. His velo was down a little bit, but he was at 96. I always liked him. I think he’s a serviceable bottom-of-the-rotation guy. He’ll be (in the majors).”Matt Thaiss: The Angels took Thaiss with their first-round pick in 2016 and immediately took him from behind the plate and put him at first base. Thaiss, 23, began this season at Double-A and was recently promoted to Triple-A, where he got off to a hot start.“He can swing it. He looks comfortable at first base. He’s going to be a big leaguer. I think he’ll hit for more power (than he’s shown) because he’ll get comfortable. He can make adjustments. It’s quite obvious the adjustments he’s made in his swing.”Jahmai Jones: The Angels took Jones with their second pick in 2015. An outfielder in his first three pro seasons, Jones moved this year at high-A to second base, a position he played in high school. Jones, 20, is thought to profile better there than the outfield because he wasn’t good enough defensively to play center and didn’t hit for enough power to play the corners.“His swing is somewhat robotic. I put a 40 (grade) on him, which is the next step up from an up-and-down guy. You can’t say he’d be a utility player, because he can only play one position. He can’t go to his left. He can’t throw from angles. He’s going to struggle (defensively at second).”Jesus Castillo: Lightly regarded when the Angels got him in the Joe Smith trade in July 2016, Castillo rose fairly quickly through the Angels’ system. Castillo, 22, made enough of an impression to be added to the 40-man roster last winter. He’s been at Double-A this season.“Non-prospect. He was throwing 84-89, with a little curveball and a changeup. Not much life in his presentation. Limited arm speed. I didn’t like him at all. Not very deceptive.”Luis Rengifo: The Angels got Rengifo from the Tampa Bay Rays for C.J. Cron just before spring training. A shortstop, Rengifo, 21, started at high-A and was already moved to Double-A.“He can mash, from both sides. He’s like Ketel Marte, with more pop.”Taylor Ward: The Angels’ top pick in 2015, Ward was believed to be an advanced defensive catcher with a bat that could come. This season the Angels moved Ward, 24, to third.Although the scout missed seeing Ward this year, because he was injured at the time, he said he’s not surprised the Angels abandoned catching: “I hated his disposition.”David Fletcher: A sixth-round pick out of Loyola Marymount in 2015, Fletcher earned his first big-league promotion last week. A Cypress High product, Fletcher, 24, has often been compared to David Eckstein, who was one of his favorite players while growing up in Orange County.“I like little guys that play big. He’s gritty. Scioscia has got to love him. He’s good at both short and second. His swing can get a little big, but I’m OK with that. He’s a baseball player. You win with guys like that. I’m not saying he’s going to hit first or bat .300, but he’s going to be a great piece.”UP NEXTAngels (Tyler Skaggs, 6-4, 2.81) vs. Blue Jays (Aaron Sanchez, 3-5, 4.35), Thursday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — In recent summers, when the Angels needed to make upgrades via trade, they were handicapped by a thin farm system.This time, thanks to General Manager Billy Eppler’s focus on upgrading the system, the Angels have what is considered to be one of the most improved organizations in baseball.In order to get an objective analysis of the state of the Angels’ farm system, to understand which prospects should be untouchable, which ones are valuable trade chips and which ones might be overrated, we consulted a scout.It is just one scout’s opinion, but he is an unbiased professional who has covered the Angels’ system for years, giving him history with all their key prospects. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error So far this year, he has seen all four of the Angels’ full-season clubs: low-A Burlington (Iowa), high-A Inland Empire, Double-A Mobile (Ala.) and Triple-A Salt Lake City.The scout, who requested anonymity because his club does not allow him to publicly share his reports, agrees the system is improved, overall.“You can see they’re making a conscious effort to get better, athletic players,” he said.Going for more athletic, “toolsy” players has been an emphasis of Eppler since his first draft in 2016. Under Jerry Dipoto, the Angels leaned more toward college players who might have been closer to the big leagues, even without ceilings as high.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.While the scout said the young position player group is impressive, he said there are still only three pitchers he likes.last_img read more