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Red Bluff Joint Union High School District reveals settlement agreement in Title IX lawsuit

first_imgRed Bluff >> A lawsuit filed in March came to fruition Wednesday night when the Red Bluff Joint Union High School District and the plaintiffs publicly revealed the contents of a settlement agreement that was unanimously approved by the board Nov. 1. Board member Kathy Brandt recused herself during the ratification of the settlement as she’s done throughout the process. The plaintiffs were Jeramie Struthers, James Brandt, Hazel Brandt, Teresa Hill, Lesliann Jones and six female athletes …last_img

Give Yourself Over to the Work

first_imgThere aren’t a great many things more precious than your labor. You spend much of your time working. In fact, you spend a great deal of your life working. It matters a great deal what you do with that time. The work you do matters. How you do the work matters, too. And it matters with whom—and for whom—you do that work.If you want to invest your work—and your life—with meaning, you have to give yourself over to it.What You DoIt matters very much what you do. It doesn’t matter what kind of work you do; it could really be anything. What matters is what you do.In this Information Age, we knowledge workers have a lot of freedom and a lot of choices about what we do with our time. We have choices as to what work we choose to engage with and when we do it. We can choose work that makes a difference. Or we can choose something less.Are you focused on the highest value creating work you have available to you? Or are you focused on trivialities, novelties, and distractions? How much of your time is spent in the areas that really make a difference for you, for your company, and for your clients?Work is fulfilling when you give yourself over to what’s really important. If you are bored at work, if you find it uninspiring, try turning away from the distractions and focusing on the work that makes a difference.How You Do the WorkDo you treat your work like a master craftsman, deliberately making certain that your work is of the highest quality you are capable of producing? Or do you dabble, putting forth the minimum effort necessary to skate by?How you do the work matters. It matters that do the highest quality work possible. How you do the work makes a statement about who you are, for good or for ill. Your work is a demonstration of your expertise, your professionalism, and your dedication to your craft. Or it’s the product of “doing your job.”Lose yourself in your work. Give yourself over it. Treat each piece of work as if it is a statement of who you are, what you stand for, and what you believe. How you do the work matters a great deal.Who You Work For and WithToo many people believe that their target client is anyone willing to pay them for their labor. When your work is about survival, this is undeniably true. But who you work for—and who you work with—matters too.If you work for people that don’t appreciate the value you create, you will find it impossibly difficult to be satisfied with the giant part of your life that is your labor. If you work for clients that believe you are a vendor, a transaction, where little value can be created, your work will feel as meaningless as those transactions.Give yourself over to doing work that creates value for people that appreciate the value you create. For some of us, that means spending more time finding the people that appreciate the value we create. It means we have to spend more time demonstrating that the value we create is worth paying more to obtain. None of this easy, but it’s necessary if you want your work to have meaning.You spend a lot of time with your work peers, maybe more time than you spend with your family. Do you treat them like family? Do you invest in those relationships? Who you work with matters, too. You give yourself over to your team by being the business partner that you would want for yourself.Your labor is precious. Give yourself over to your work.last_img read more


first_imgRound Seven of the PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) was played at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Complex on Friday 27 July 2007.In Men’s Open action, Dodgers continued on their winning way at the top of the Men’s competition with a solid 5-3 victory over University-Rebels in the 7.20pm clash.Dodgers’ New Zealand Men’s Open playmaker Leon Skinner was in dazzling touch for the Coast boys who worked hard to eventually fend off a spirited challenge from Uni-Rebels.2006 Queensland Mixed Open standout Damian Moar was Uni-Rebels best player and a constant threat with his silky handling skills a highlight of the game.Colts recent good form was rewarded with a 4-2 triumph over Southern Storm in the 8.10pm timeslot.Nathan Smith and Australian Youth Squad member Jason Schmidt had outstanding games for Colts, whilst Storm’s Queensland Men’s Open lynchpin Ryan Pollock, playing consistently good touch in 2007, was again his team’s best player.In the late timeslot at 9.00pm, Country Club United (CCU) produced a professional 6-3 win over Tigers.Hard working CCU stalwart Luke “Chucksy” Parker and the skillful Luke Feldman were dominant for the Northsiders, whilst Charles Seeto was again the pick of a vanquished, but willing Tigers team.Round Seven of the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open began with the early clash at 7.20pm between Crushers and Dodgers.After a tight first half where both teams created numerous chances, Dodgers finished off better to go the break 2-0 up.Amy Turner, Nicola Slade, and Rachel Stevenson called the shots for Dodgers and they ran out 4-0 winners with a composed display in the second half.National 20 Years Youth Squad member Belinda “Bindoss” Hammett was Crushers best, whilst Tasmanian tyro Emma Haines, making her debut for the tri-colours, and Kathrine “Dooie” Moore led from the front.In the 8.10pm clash, defending premiers Uni-Rebels completed a 4-1 victory over Colts to reclaim top spot in the division.Colts were without their rock, Australian Women’s Open star Peta Rogerson, who has been far and away the competition’s most dominant player in season 2007.Rogerson’s absence was keenly felt by an out of sorts Colts combination who struggled without her input and direction.Uni-Rebels were full of running with Renee Murphy, National Youth squad member Alyce “The Rat” Hulbert, and Toni Elthrington leading the way for Rebels in a performance that smacked of the consistency and combination that the premiers had been lacking to this point.Colts 2007 Australian World Cup Mixed Open Captain Mary “Pasher” Steele, Meg Ballon, and Nikki Etheridge never stopped trying and the loss may be a timely one as Colts take stock and gear up for semi-final action in coming weeks.In the late game at 9.00pm, the Southern Storm produced a gritty 5-3 win over traditional arch rivals Country Club United.Storm’s Queensland and Australian Women’s Open Captain Sharyn “Billy” Williams came out firing and looks to be finding good form at the right time of the season as she steered her young chargers through a tough clash with the experienced CCU team.Young Storm middle Kirsty “Harry” Quince played with poise and maturity, and along with Sam Hopkin and veteran Angela Barr, were the Storm’s best players.CCU dug deep and pushed the southsiders hard with National 18 Years Girls squad members Gen “SG” Lacaze, Kelly Jones, and the experienced Nat Parker leading the CCU charge.In Round Eight of the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Men’s Open competition this Friday 3 August 2007, Tigers take on Storm at 7.20pm, CCU meet Dodgers in the 2006 grand final replay at 810pm, and Colts confront Uni-Rebels at 9.00pm.In PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open Round Eight action, CCU will meet Uni-Rebels at 7.20pm; Storm play Crushers at 8.10pm, and Colts will battle with Dodgers in the late game at 9.00pm.With just three weeks of regular season fixtures remaining, all teams are looking to consolidate their games and build into the finals race with good form under their belts.Men’s and Women’s Division two and three A and B fixtures also continue this Friday night with first games commencing at 6.30pm.last_img read more