Full-time, Affiliated Faculty – Occupational Therapy Program

first_imgOptimizes class/clinical/lab/online environment that isconducive to student learning by supporting creative, challengingand evidence-based learning opportunitiesUses learning assessment information to improve teaching;participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program andinstitutional goalsProvides current, organized, error free instructionalmaterialsMaintains all components of the learning environment includingonline course portal managementLeads or assists lead instructor with lecture and lab contentincluding grading, student management, and class managementSupports clinical learning by educating students at clinicalaffiliation settings and/or University pro-bono clinics The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYThe full-time Affiliated Faculty member at the University of St.Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging learningopportunities for students in the health science professions. Thisposition is considered non-core and does not require service orscholarship responsibilities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEssential Duties may include assignments in one or more of thefollowing academic instruction areas. These assignments may bemodified and adjusted on a term-by-term basis as required by theimmediate supervisor.Clinical Education Program Support: provides clinicalsupervision for students on fieldwork or clinicalexperience LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATIONFaculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by acountry’s ministry of education in the discipline being taught, andbe licensed or license-eligible if providing clinical care.TRAVELSome travel may be requested, if determined necessary by thedepartment.BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: Administration: supports efficient and consistent practicesacross assigned programs Works under the guidance of core clinical or academic facultyto identify and secure clinical placementsCoordinates and provides clinical supervision for students onfieldwork or clinical experiences to ensure appropriate learningoutcomes in a clinical settingDirects student clinicians in all domains of professionalclinical practice; appropriately assesses student learning andperformanceAppropriately communicates to faculty and program directors onstudent and curriculum information Professionalism:displays the behaviors of a professionalacademician and follows expected discipline specific Code ofEthics Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline – Compelled by theopportunity to contribute through research, scholarshipprofessional practice or creativity. Drives Engagement – Makes students feel welcome, understoodand valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,challenging and productive. Works collaboratively with members of the teamAdvises students on academic, professional and/or personalissues while providing referrals when appropriateProvides other administrative duties as assignedCompletes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance andsets goals for the next year in collaboration with the ProgramDirector; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunitiesto meet performance goals WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as ne Teaching & Instructional Support: provides student-centeredlearning through best practice teaching activities in the classroomand Labcenter_img Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging suchbehaviors inside and outside the classroom settingSupports and exemplifies the University’s core valuesActively engages in interprofessional collaborationactivitiesUpholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies andUniversity policies/procedures Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals andoutcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,follows through on commitments to students and holds themaccountable for assignments and performance Academic Discipline Expertise – Has sufficient credentials,industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teachaccording to the standards and qualifications required. Degree in field required.Prior teaching experience at the college/universitypreferred.Experience with distance learning preferred.A minimum of 1 year of clinical experience in the area ofcourse content required. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESOther responsibilities as assigned by the Academic ProgramDirectorPOSITION IN ORGANIZATIONReports to:Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic ProgramDirector, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Academic Coordinator ofClinical Education/Director, SLP Clinical EducationPositions Supervised:Lab Assistants when assigned to coursesTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired.Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function.Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Communicates Effectively – Adapts oral and writtencommunication approach and style to the audience and based on themessage. Also listens attentively to others. Education Design – Designs learning experiences closelylinked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design ofproject, work integrated, group learning experiences, orinteractive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,andragogy and overall learning effectiveness. Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills – Managessmall, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoringand ensuring participation, managing ones own and students time andattention effectively. Collaborative – Works cooperatively with others across theinstitution and beyond, including the community and throughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive andfair to others. Committed to Mission and Values – Has a clear understandingof institution’s mission and values.last_img read more

Charles Davis leaving Merchants’ board

first_imgMerchants Bancshares, Inc. Announces Director’s ResignationSOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – The Board of Directors of Merchants Bancshares, Inc. announced February 27, 2008, that Charles A. Davis has given notice of his departure as a director of Merchants, in order to decrease the number of public company boards on which he currently serves.Mr. Davis has served on Merchants’ board since 1985. He commented, “I have made this very difficult decision in the interest of respecting best practice in corporate governance. I have a strong, long-standing commitment to Merchants, and remain fully confident in the management and direction of our company. Although my affiliation with Merchants as a director has come to a close, I look forward to continued success as a major shareholder.”Raymond C. Pecor, Chairman of Merchants Board commented, “It is with no small measure of regret that Merchants Board has accepted Chuck’s resignation. His dedication, experience and knowledge of our company, gained during many years as a director will not be easy to replace. We are pleased that Chucks brother, Jeff Davis, a fifteen-year veteran of our board, will continue the Davis familys tradition of Merchants directorship. On behalf of Merchants, I would like to thank Chuck for his many years of excellent service. He will be greatly missed.”The continuing mission of Merchants Bank is to provide Vermonters with a state-wide community bank that blends a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank fulfills this commitment through a branch-based system that includes 36 community bank offices and 44 ATMs throughout Vermont, Personal Bankers dedicated to top-quality customer service and streamlined solutions, including: Personal Checking and Savings with Free Checking for Life®, CashRewards Checkingsm ,a low-cost Money Market Account, Free Online Banking and Bill Pay, Overdraft Coverage, Direct Deposit, Free Debit Card, and Free Automated Phone Banking; Business Banking with Business Online Banking and Bill Pay, Business Lines of Credit and Merchant Card Processing; Small Business Loans; Health Savings Accounts; Credit Cards; Flexible Certificates of Deposit; Vehicle Loans; Home Equity Credit; and Home Mortgages. Visit mbvt.com for more information. Merchants stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.Some of the statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements reflect Merchants’ current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause Merchants’ actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements should not be relied on since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond Merchants’ control and which could materially affect actual results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include changes in general economic conditions in Vermont, changes in interest rates, changes in competitive product and pricing pressures among financial institutions within Merchants markets, and changes in the financial condition of Merchants borrowers. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Merchants’ judgment as of the date of this report, and Merchants cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. For further information, please refer to Merchants reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.###last_img read more

Moment iPhone 12 Case with MagSafe features a rugged, dual-compound construction » Gadget Flow

first_imgWith a rugged, dual-compound construction, the Moment iPhone 12 Case with MagSafe will protect your phone. This includes when storing your device in your pocket or for accidental drops. In fact, you can drop the iPhone12 Case from 6 feet, and it’ll limit damage and scratches to your phone thanks to its extra-strength design. Furthermore, the case curves around the edges of your phone. This provides the right balance between protection and minimalism. Also, its thin rubberized body makes it pocket friendly. It’s a convenient way to protect your iPhone 12, and it even works with Qi wireless charging without having to remove the cover. Plus, the built-in magnet tray is compatible with MagSafe. Overall, the Moment iPhone 12 Case with MagSafe is compatible with a range of iPhone 12s, including the mini, Pro, and Pro Max. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp “But he’s (almost) 41-years-old. And if you’re 41 you can’t take punishment. You can’t take blows like he did in the Thurman fight.“Sure, he won that fight – but he took a lot of punishment. That punishment is going to have a serious effect on how he lives the rest of is life.”Arum, who earlier this year said he feared Pacquiao risked brain damage before his fight with Thurman, said however the Filipino should consider a rematch with Mayweather.Mayweather, who is now retired, defeated Pacquiao in their 2015 “Fight of the Century” which largely failed to live up to the hype.“If he gets Mayweather, do that fight and retire,” said Arum. “If he doesn’t get Mayweather he should retire. It’s not worth it for him to continue boxing.” Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather.Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during the Filipino icon’s golden years, told the World Boxing News website he wanted to see the 40-year-old hang up his gloves soon.Pacquiao, who won a bruising 12-round battle with Keith Thurman to capture the WBA welterweight crown in July, has not scheduled his next fight.But Arum said he believed Pacquiao, who turns 41 in December, would be risking lasting damage if he extends his career much further.“Pacquiao, I promoted him for many, many years,” Arum told World Boxing News.“He’s an exceptionally good human being, really a fine guy, extraordinarily charitable and a delight.last_img read more

State Issues Plan to Replace Miami Bridge Involved in Deadly Collapse

first_imgFlorida officials announced plans this week to design and build a bridge to replace one that collapsed and killed six people in Miami more than two years ago.The Department of Transportation said in a statement that it plans to manage and oversee all aspects of the new project, and to the recommendations of federal officials.A National Transportation Safety Board investigation concluded last November that design flaws, as well as a lack of oversight, led to the collapse of the bridge at Florida International University in March of 2018.The design phase will begin next year, and the replacement bridge is expected to be built by 2023.“FDOT has learned valuable lessons since the tragic events surrounding the FIU bridge collapse two years ago. The Department has worked closely with the NTSB and local partners to ensure proactive safety measures are included in the plans for this much-needed bridge,” transportation secretary Kevin J. Thibault said in a statement. “The Department will ensure all safety measures are in place and are followed so we may provide a safe option for pedestrians in this high-traffic area.” The original $14.2 million pedestrian bridge was supposed to open early last year to provide a safe way for students to cross a busy street. However, the structure collapsed on to traffic that was stopped at a red light on March 15, 2018.One of the bridge’s workers died in the collapse, as did five people who were waiting in their cars at the light.The NTSB determined there were “failures at all levels” by the construction firm the university hired, in addition to failed oversight by FDOT.This time around, FDOT says it will coordinate with FIU regarding the bridge’s aesthetics.Local and state officials initially began planning the bridge after a student was struck and killed while crossing the road at SW 109 Avenue in June of 2017.last_img read more

Fort Monmouth 2019 Forecast: More Growth, More Jobs

first_imgBy Laura D.C. Kolnoski “Approximately 50percent of the Army’s overall utilities are being replaced with new, which is abig milestone for us,” said Bruce Steadman, FMERA executive director. “We havea budget to eliminate and replace all old utilities.” Steadman said the primarygoal “is to replace the 8,000 jobs lost when the Army left. Our goal is 10,000jobs. It will take several more years to bring back all the tax ratables. Weproject $1 billion in tax ratables for the three towns within five to eightyears.” The former U.S. Army base spans portions of Eatontown, Oceanport andTinton Falls. OCEANPORT Building 2719.Includes 6,574 square feet of administrative space and a 2,448 high-bay garage constructed in 2006. EATONTOWN Requestsfor Offers to Purchase will be issued in 2019 for: The Bowling Center. A family-owned bowling firm from North Jersey began the purchase process with FMERA in 2017, but the deal was never finalized. The 17,500-square-foot facility on 2.8 acres has 20 lanes. “The Bowling Center is staying and probably will be expanded,” Steadman revealed Jan. 16. FMERAis in negotiations for the sale and redevelopment of two high-profile propertiesalong the Avenue of Memories (Route 537) in Eatontown: Thefollowing properties are currently in negotiations for sale and redevelopmentwith the top-rated bidders. FMERA is prohibited from revealing specifics onbids and bidders until negotiations result in a formal agreement. FORT MONMOUTH – More parcels willbe offered, construction will commence and new ratables can be expectedthroughout Fort Monmouth’s 1,127 acres during 2019. That was the message at theyear’s first meeting of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority(FMERA) Jan. 16. The Commissary. The fort’s 53,700-square-foot former Army supermarket and Post Exchange complex. Barker Circle. The 19.5-acre site in the historic district includes the Main Post Firehouse and Kaplan Hall.  Warehouse District. Five general purpose administration buildings and two warehouse structures. Alsoexpected to be offered in Eatontown this year on the Avenue of Memories areVail Hall, slated for office and/or commercial use, and Mallette Hall, a 57,000-square-footoffice building across from Vail Hall intended for reuse or replacement. center_img Earlythis year, FMERA plans to issue Requests for Offers to Purchase for the McAfeeCenter, a 90,000-square-foot research and development building on 47 acres thatdrew significant attention during an open house for potential buyers last year,and what’sknown as the “400 Area,” an 80-acre site along Oceanport Avenue zoned forhousing and commercial use. Due to its proximity to the Little Silver trainstation, officials anticipate a transit village occupying that site. Fort Monmouth’s former Pulse Power Building in Tinton Falls will be offered for sale this year.  Photo courtesy FMERA TINTON FALLS “1000 Area” Parking Parcel. Parties bidding on the Commissary, PX, and/or Warehouse District had the option to bid on this five-acre lot that will provide off-street parking. Figures released to The Two River Times Jan.22 regarding tax revenue for OceanportBorough are based on actual tax dollars collected in 2017 and 2018, as well asthe anticipated revenue based on the assessed values per Monmouth County’s taxassessment and Oceanport’s tax rate, according to Sarah Giberson, FMERA seniormarketing and development officer. In 2017the borough collected $226,956; in 2018 $274,687. The 2019 projected taxrevenue is $832,890. Anticipated total taxes for 2019 through 2029 are $23.3million. ITALPost Office Area. Five buildings constructed between 1941 and 1971. Nurses Quarters.A 24-unit residential complex adjacent to the former Patterson Hospital. “Asmore projects come online and residential parcels are further subdivided,revenue will continue to grow,” Giberson said. “These values only account forprojects that are completed or under contract, so it is expected that thesenumbers will change as development continues.” Pulse Power Building. A facility consisting of 15,690 square feet of administrative offices and 10,786 square feet of lab and testing space. “Seventy-four percentof former fort parcels are now sold, under contract, in negotiations, orentering the Request for Proposals process,” said Dave Nuse, FMERA deputyexecutive director and director of real estate development. Work on the100-year-old fort’s infrastructure is ongoing. The Expo Theater.The 18,883-square-foot entertainment facility built in 1968 was used by the Army for live performances and films. Dan Field is adjacent and included in the parcel. Interested parties can sign up to receive notices of newly available properties at fortmonmouthnj.com.last_img read more

Redevelopment Plan in Works for Historic Campbell’s Junction

first_imgMercantante said a make-over for the bus stop is integral for commercial and, most importantly, safety purposes. “There are some great small businesses and restaurants that have moved into the junction over the last decade and some that have called it home for a lot longer than I’ve been here. It should be treated like a Main Street. Too many cars come speeding through, which is a safety concern. But if speed limits were reduced, it would also give drivers an opportunity to slow down and see what’s around,” Yahara said. Today Campbell’s Junction is a commercial center with restaurants, specialty retail shops, a brewery and residences. An NJ Transit bus stop still exists on Garfield Avenue. Photo by Patrick Olivero Though concept plans are still being developed, Middletown Mayor Tony Perry said the vision is a multifaceted initiative to enhance infrastructure as a means to improve mass transportation and traffic flow near the Leonardville Road corridor that cuts through the heart of the area. According to township administrator Anthony P. Mercantante, a grant application will be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Transportation requesting funding for the Campbell’s Junction Redevelopment Project. “Since its earliest days Campbell’s Junction has been a thriving commercial center and that tradition continues today. We believe this project will only enhance the area for our current business owners and encourage new businesses to move in, especially small businesses,” Perry said. “If we can improve the flow of pedestrian traffic and public transportation to the area, it’s not only a benefit to the members of the surrounding community and residents of Middletown, but you’re creating easier access for those in surrounding communities. It will be great for the businesses already there and make the junction attractive for new businesses,” Perry said. MIDDLETOWN – More than a century ago Campbell’s Junction was nothing more than a simple trolley stop beside a cornfield. “We may look at widening that roadway to create a space for two buses to load up at the same time. Everything is conceptual right now. But we need to make it safer. There hasn’t been a significant incident at that site, but we don’t want to wait until there is. We want to be proactive,” Mercantante said. A NJ Transit bus stop is currently situated on Garfield Avenue, a small extension of junction roadway squeezed between two residential properties and Leonardville Road. Justin Yahara, the owner and manager of Swagger Barbershop, launched his business in Campbell’s Junction in 2009 and said he hopes the traffic element of the redevelopment plan includes a mechanism to reduce speed limits in the area. “There are two or three bus routes that have a junction point there. Sometimes they arrive around the same time and there is not an officially designated place for commuters to wait and board or for the buses to park,” said Mercantante. He described the creation of a formal loading point with a shelter and a more organized route for buses to arrive and depart from the location. Perry said the junction has become a more attractive spot for new, small businesses to thrive, and pointed to the expansion of Belford Brewing Company, a craft beer operation on Leonardville Road that launched in August 2014. In 2016, the brewery expanded its footprint and acquired a second storefront for an additional tasting room. The area’s history is rooted in mass transportation. Around 1904, Derek G. Campbell sold a portion of his cornfield to the Jersey Central Traction Company. The streetcar company promptly laid down tracks to connect lines from Keyport to Highlands and Red Bank. In the late 1910s a bus terminal and gas station were added to the trolley depot. In 1923, the trolley depot was converted to a full-time bus terminal. Today Middletown officials say they are developing a new vision for the first business district in township history and the municipality’s only commercial hub not located on a major state highway. last_img read more

Nelson City Soccer prepares for summer hiatus

first_imgThe Innkeepers and Dirty Dozen were declared first half regular season winners as Nelson City Soccer begins its month-long summer hiatus. Innkeepers, defending league champion, hold a commanding 10-point advantage over West Kootenay United in the Leo’s Men’s Open League as teams head into its final games prior to the break.The Innkeepers meet third-place The Action while West Kootenay United play Kootenay Co-op.Wednesday, Kootenay Co-op is up against The Action.Kootenay Co-op and The Action are tied for third spot, each with 12 points beginning the week.Meanwhile in the Finley’s Ladies Rec League Dirty Dozen concluded the first half with only one blemish on the record to claim the title with 27 points.Lily Whites finished second with Red Dog third.Defending champion Finley’s Jiggers finished in fourth spot, one point ahead of Selkirk Eyecare.Both leagues resume play following the Labour Day Weekend.Jackson’s, Bia Boro deadlocked heading into final gamesJackson’s Hole and defending league champ Bia Boro are tied heading into the final games of the first half of the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters League.The teams have identical 9-1-1 records, 13 points in front of third place Club Inter.In the final games Thursday before the summer break, Jackson’s Hole meets fourth-place Real Nelson while Bia Boro is up against Club Inter.In the other game on the schedule, Ted Allen’s plays Red Dog.Jackson’s Hole was the first-half winner in 2010.The Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters league resumes Thursday, September 1 with a full slate of [email protected]last_img read more

KIJHL assured by Nitehawks security breach fixed rest of playoffs

first_img“It’s in the (league) constitution that security is the responsibility of the home team and whether Beaver Valley needs more security people or more local RCMP attending games, that is up to them,” Ohlhausen added.Beaver Valley leads the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final 3-1 with Game four set for Thursday in Fruitvale.A win by the Hawks eliminates the Leafs from post-season play.Should Nelson post the victory, the series would return to the NDCC Arena for Game six Friday.If a seventh game were necessary, it would be played Saturday at the Hawks’ Nest in Fruitvale.Camer rewarded for his special play on the iceRobson Cramer is in his final season with the Nelson Leafs.After two seasons with the Green and White, the Summerland native has made his final campaign one for the franchise history books.Cramer, 20, was rewarded for his fine play on the ice before Tuesday’s Game four at the NDCC Arena by KIJHL vice-president Bill Sheard.Sheard presented Cramer with two KIJHL awards — top defenceman in the Murdoch Division and top defenceman in the entire league.Cramer has sign a commitment letter to play next season in the BC Intercolligiate Hockey League with Simon Fraser University.Braves/Rebels locked in best-of-three seriesSpokane Braves tied their series with Castlegar after posting a 6-0 rout of the Rebels Tuesday in the Lilac City thanks in part to the stellar netminding of Jon Manlow, who stopped all 43 shots.The win sent the Braves back to the Sunflower City for Game five even in the best-of-seven series 2-2 with the favour Rebels.Paxton Malone scored twice while Jonny Marzec, Lance Noomen, Sean Collins and Kyle Davis added singles.Game six is Friday in Spokane. If necessary, Game seven is to be played Saturday in Castlegar. The crowd of Nelson fans lining up to complain about security at the Fruitvale Arena should be relieved hear the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is dealing with the problem.KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily the league had contacted Beaver Valley Nitehawks franchise about the incident that happened during the second-period intermission of Saturday’s Murdoch Division playoff game between the Leafs and Hawks.Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily he believes security will be improved for the rest of the playoffs.“They are to have a meeting to set up a committee with the RCMP and municipality to fix up the entrance onto the ice for the visiting team,” Ohlhausen said.“I had a call with Dennis (Bedin) and he told me (Hawks) are trying everything they can to stop any further incidents from happening.”The incident occurred when the Leaf were leaving the ice following the second period.A fan became involved with some of the Leaf players as the team walked from the ice to the dressing room.The Nelson Daily has fielded many Facebook and text messages complaining about the security at the Fruitvale Arena during Hawks’ games.Leaf president Larry Martel, not in attendance at Saturday’s game, also spoke with the league after accepting several cell phone calls from irate Nelson fans.However, Ohlhausen believes the issue will be addressed and fans can go on cheering for their respective teams without any concerns.“Overall, I don’t think big problem,” said the KIJHL president.“I think it’s just two or three or four people causing all the trouble.”last_img read more

APPRENTICE ROSIE HIGGINS GETS FIRST CAREER WIN THURSDAY ABOARD 4-YEAR-OLD GELDING BLUE LAW; 31 YEAR OLD WIFE OF DESORMEAUX BREAKS MAIDEN WITH FOURTH CAREER MOUNT

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2016)–In just her fourth career mount, apprentice Rosie Higgins, who was raised on a farm in eastern Ohio, broke her maiden in Thursday’s second race at Santa Anita aboard Blue Law, who appropriately enough, broke from the rail and was assigned the number “one” in the track’s program.With her husband, Hall of Fame jockey, Kent Desormeaux, looking on in civilian attire, Higgins sat a close second at the rail to pacesetter Gavination around the far turn and took command turning for home to win by three lengths while covering 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.46.“It was awesome,” said Higgins, 31, in the Winner’s Circle. “I was a little worried there for a moment, I just didn’t want him (Tiago Pereira, aboard Gavination) to close the door, but we were able to get through. I just said ‘Come on sweetie,’ and we got through just fine. Hopefully, it helps my career a little bit. I understand that I’m new. I know I’m still green and I know how trainers feel, because I’ve been in their position. Hopefully, it helps and I keep moving up.”Trained by Bob Hess, Jr., and the 6-5 favorite in a field of eight older maidens in for a $20,000 claiming tag, Blue Law paid $4.40, $2.80 and $2.60.“This was her third time riding for me,” said Hess, who legged Higgins up for a fourth place finish on Blue Law on Jan. 23. “She’s very patient and is very mindful of doing things right, of doing what is right by the horse. She’s got great balance and she’s totally in to what she’s doing. This is great.”A ten pound apprentice, Higgins, according to California racing rules, will remain an apprentice jockey for a period of one year from the date of her fifth winner, or when she wins her 40th race, whichever comes later.Although Higgins is now some 5,711 wins behind him, Desormeaux said that immediately following the race, he received a text message that read “Congratulations, Mr. Higgins.”last_img read more