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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, October 31, 2013
NOTICE OF VACANCIES
Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals for employment on contract for two (2) years in the
position of Coach in the Ministry of Sport in the following disciplines:
• TRACK AND FIELD
Kind of work
Technical work in the field of physical education and sport
Distinguishing Features of Work
An employee in this class is responsible for planning and implementing programmes of training in a desig-
nated sporting activity for teachers, students, young people in the community and community coaches. Work
also includes the promotion of competitive games, improving motor skills of trainees, monitoring the progress
and development of sporting activities and advising on care and use of equipment. Work is performed within
the prescribed guidelines and is reviewed by a supervisor for adherence to policy and for effectiveness.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Plan, organises and implement programmes of training in a designated sporting activity for teachers,
students and young people in the community and community coaches.
• Promote the organisation of related competitive sporting activities in schools and in the community.
• Design programmes for the general improvement of motor skills among trainees.
• Monitor the progress and effectiveness of the related sporting activity in terms of the prescribed goals.
• Advise on the design of skills tests in the related sporting activity.
• Advise on the care and proper usage of all games equipment and sporting facilities.
• Liaise with Physical education and Sporting Officers to ensure co-ordination of programmes.
• Perform related work as required.
Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
• Knowledge of training applicable in coaching at various levels
• Knowledge of the rules and rudiments of a designated sporting discipline
• Knowledge of first aid
• Ability to demonstrate motor s\kills in a designated sporting discipline
• Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing
• Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with associates and trainees.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
• Considerable experience in physical education or sport
• Possession of a recognised coaching certificate in a relevant discipline
• Formal training in physical education as evidenced by a certified course(s) amounting altogether to at
least one (1) year
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions of employment will be determined by the Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department.
Interested persons should submit their applications together with Curriculum Vitae not later than November
22, 2013 to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Sport
12 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
MEXICO CITY---Mexican President Enrique Pena
Nieto says an indigenous teacher who rights groups
insist has been unjustly imprisoned for 13 years
will be the first person he pardons under a change
in the penal code.
The law is being modified to let the president par-
don prisoners whose human rights are suspected to
have been violated.
Pena Nieto says that when the change takes effect
today he will pardon Alberto Patishtan, a teacher
detained in June 2000 who was accused of partic-
ipating in the ambush and killing of seven police
officers in the southern state of Chiapas, home to
the Zapatista rebel uprising. Patishtan was sentenced
to 60 years. Rights groups including Amnesty Inter-
national say the case against him was plagued with
irregularities, but Mexican courts refused to overturn
the sentence. (AP)
MEXICO CITY---Officials have evacuated about 4,500
people in western Mexico after streams of gasolene
leaked from a state-owned pipeline that was appar-
ently drilled open by fuel thieves.
Photos from the scene in the town of Tlajomulco,
near the city of Guadalajara, show what appears to
be a plume of gasolene shooting into the air from the
pipeline, located in a field near a housing development.
Guadalajara is Mexico s second-largest city and the
capital of Jalisco state.
The gasolene had not caught fire and there were
no immediate reports of injuries. The closest homes
are about 150 yards from the leak.
"There s a lot of odor of gasoline in the entire area,"
said Jalisco state Interior Secretary Arturo Zamora,
adding that the evacuation area "is approximately in
a radius of one kilometre."
On its Twitter account, the state-owned Petroleos
Mexicanos oil company, known as Pemex, wrote that
the leak "was caused by a clandestine tap."
Emergency personnel were working to erect a sand-
bag barrier around the leak to contain the gasoline
and prevent it from entering storm drains. In 1992,
gasoline leaked into Guadalajara s drains and ignited,
effectively creating a bomb 6 miles long that demol-
ishing 1,000 homes and killing at least 210 people.
Pemex said it closed the nearest valves to isolate
the leak and reduce pressure.
Pemex has suffered a huge problem with illegal taps
drilled into fuel pipelines. In July, the company said
that 1,421 illegal fuel taps were discovered in the first
six months of this year, almost twice the 722 taps
uncovered in the same period of 2012.
Experts say that, given the skill and timing required
to tap into high-pressure pipelines, it is likely that fuel
thieves are getting advice and inside information, if
not outright help, from people inside the company.
Pemex announced yesterday that 39 company
employees and nine sub-contracted drivers of fuel
delivery trucks have been arrested on suspicion of fuel
theft in the neighbouring state of Guanajuato.
In a statement, Pemex said the drivers and Pemex
employees were accused of falsifying weight meas-
urements on loaded tanker trucks at a Pemex distri-
bution facility in the city of Salamanca.
Prosecutors also seized ten tanker trucks. (AP)
Mexican president to
pardon jailed teacher
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