Burlington, Vermont, is one of the top 10 places to find a “green job,” according to a new study. Green Dream Jobs and green workforce development consultant Jim Cassio released data that shows the top green job titles posted by employers and in which cities over the past year – during the recession. Although a plethora of studies show the potential for green jobs going forward, many note the dearth of data on current green jobs in the U.S. economy. Green Dream Jobs, online since 1996, collects concrete historical and current data on the job titles employers are actually looking to fill. “The leading job tiles show the breadth of green positions across the economy,” says Rona Fried, Ph.D., CEO of SustainableBusiness.com, which runs Green Dream Jobs. “Most people think of energy auditing and renewable energy as green jobs, but leading non-profit organizations are major employers, and people needed to run projects and analyze data are in demand, as well as those in sales and business development. Engineers are also in demand for renewable energy operations and even in this economy, we’re still seeing many job openings in green building.””The data also point to the variety of skill levels employers seek – from executive skills as Executive Director of green non-profits (NGOs), to mid-level skills associated with analysis, project development and managerial positions, to entry level skills for positions like Administrative Assistant,” notes Jim Cassio. Interestingly, the most frequently keywords used by job seekers to find job openings on Green Dream Jobs match many of the available positions: sustainability; climate change; wind, solar, construction manager, architectural designer, executive director, naturalist.The top city for green employment over the past year is Washington DC, reflecting the many executive director positions at green NGOs. Other top 10 cities are those with aggressive green business incentives and policies: the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Burlington, Vermont. The top 20 cities include Houston, Madison, Wisconsin, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego in California, and Philadelphia. Our conclusion: although there have been fewer green job openings over the past year, there are a wide variety of employment opportunities in many fields and for people of all skill levels. As the economy recovers, we expect a surge in openings in the various renewable energies, as we saw in previous years. Green Dream Jobs will soon launch the Green Jobs Educational Directory to help people locate the hundreds of green job training programs under development across the US.Top 20 Green Job Titles Executive Director, Nonprofit Project Leader/Manager Sustainability Program Director/Manager Sales/Business Development Associate or Manager Marketing Manager/Coordinator Community Crew Leaders/Supervisors, Conservation Associations Business/Data Analyst Research Analyst/Manager Environmental Educator/Naturalist Account Executive/Manager, Sales Professor (various academic fields) Sustainability Analyst/Consultant Operations Manager Wind Energy Engineer Administrative Assistant Trainer, Training Specialist or Training Coordinator Electrical/Design Engineer Green Architect Green Building Project Manager Solar Process Engineer/Process Integration EngineerAbout Green Dream JobsGreen Dream Jobs is the leading green jobs service on the Web, online since 1996. The site hosts green jobs across the spectrum of employers including: multinationals hiring sustainability practitioners, green NGOs, government agencies, renewable energy, green building, green mutual funds, green private equity firms, the organic and recycling industries, etc. Green Dream Jobs is a service of SustainableBusiness.com, the voice of green business on the Web. www.greendreamjobs.com(link is external) orhttp://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/greendreamjobs.main(link is external)About Jim CassioJim Cassio is a career information and workforce development consultant specializing in green workforce issues. He’s been commissioned to conduct hundreds of labor market studies and has published numerous occupational resource books, including The Green Careers Resource Guide and the recently released Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future. SOURCE Green Dream Jobs. NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2009 /PRNewswire/ —
UK retailer Tesco has chosen Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) to run its new defined contribution (DC) pension fund despite its having established in-house asset management capability for its defined benefit (DB) fund.LGIM said the Tesco Retirement Savings Plan had been in place since November last year, and already enrolled 200,000 members.Emma Douglas, head of DC at LGIM, said the supermarket was looking for a partner able to administer what she believed was the largest single private sector pension fund.“Tesco, which have supplemented our Master Trust board with a highly capable DC Governance Committee, needed access to a very diversified range of highly competitively priced assets, including infrastructure, private equity and emerging market debt, to help to meet the objective for their default strategy of optimising net risk-adjusted outcomes for members,” she said. The supermarket chain is among the largest employers in the UK and announced in September last year that its DB fund would be replaced with a DC scheme, where contributions of 4-7% would be matched by the company.The closure of the DB fund comes after the latest triennial valuation showed the deficit rising from £934m (€1.2bn) in 2011 to £2.8bn in 2014, with its financial statements showing a £3.9bn deficit on an IAS 19 basis.A spokesman for Tesco did not directly respond when asked whether Tesco Pension Investment (TPI), the in-house asset manager set up in 2012 to oversee the company’s £10bn DB fund, had been considered as manager for the new DC arrangement.At the end of the most recent financial year, TPI employed 38 staff, an increase of two employees over 2014.For more on TPI’s approach to asset management, read IPE’s interview with CIO Steven Daniels
More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago33b Harbour Rd, Hamilton The Courier-Mail real estate editor Samantha Healy said there were plenty of good stories coming from the Queensland property market.“The data shows that Brisbane, and the southeast, generally, is performing better than any other capital city region, with the River City the only one to record a rise in median house values last month,” she said.“And just today, we have a story up on a grand home at Coorparoo selling for more than $5 million, setting a new record for that suburb.“We are also seeing the highest levels of interstate migration, which is just further proof we live in the greatest state in the country.” The Courier-Mail real estate team will also be bringing you live auctions as they happen via our new Facebook page which launches today.From here, you can also tap in to the latest real estate news as it goes up. Grab your copy of The Courier-Mail Realestate and Home liftout this Saturday. FOLLOW @COURIERMAILREALESTATE ON FACEBOOK The showstopper home at Hamilton smashed Brisbane’s property sales record when it last sold in 2015. Now it is back on the market.WHEN this modern masterpiece was last sold, it broke the Brisbane property record.Now it is back on the market, with Ray White New Farm agent Matt Lancashire expecting plenty of interest in the showstopper property.The architecturally-designed house was launched yesterday, and will feature on the cover of The Courier-Mail Realestate revamped liftout on Saturday.As part of the new look, readers will also have more content to satisfy their appetite for real estate, with new sections covering everything from hot tips and celebrity dream homes to the latest data and property hot spots.
New Delhi: A senior member of the Indian cricket team has come under the scanner for violating BCCI’s ‘family clause’ rules during the World Cup, where the team made a semifinal exit. The player in question had specifically requested for his wife to stay with him for more than the permissible period of 15 days but it was shot down by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which had laid down the rules.Now it has come to light that the player’s wife stayed with him for the entire seven-week duration of the tournament without seeking permission from either the captain or the coach for her extended stay. As per documents in possession of PTI, the CoA in its meeting on May 3 discussed the issue but eventually shot down the request.The Item 6 sub clause G of the minutes of the CoA meeting read: Request from a player1. The COA discussed that one of the players from the Men’s Senior Team had made a request for permission for his wife to accompany him to the World Cup tour earlier than is otherwise permissible.2. The CoA was informed that the matter is being discussed with the concerned player and that it may not be advisable to grant the request.3. After some discussion, the CoA decided that it will not accede to the above request from the concerned player. As per minutes of CoA meeting on May 21 (Sec 1 (B) (1) ), the Family Clause stated: “The issue of whether the authority to approve any visits from visitors outside the ‘visitor period’ should vest with the team captain and coach or with the BCCI management was discussed. It was noted that the BCCI management has traditionally decided these matters. It was also noted that the BCCI constitution requires cricketing and non-cricketing matters are to be kept separate.”A BCCI source privy to the development confirmed to PTI, on conditions of anonymity, that such a violation indeed happened.”Yes, the same player in question, who was categorically denied permission during May 3 meeting, violated the 15-day rule during the World Cup. The question that arises here is whether the player in question had sought permission about the extra duration of stay of his wife from the competent authorities—in this case the coach and the captain. The answer is a No,” the official said.The matter is yet to be reported to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and questions have been raised as to why administrative manager Sunil Subramaniam did not veto the arrangement since it was his domain.”What was Sunil Subramaniam doing? His job is not to monitor team’s training sessions. The coach, captain and other support staff are there to oversee the arrangement. Hopefully, the CoA will take cognisance of the matter and seek a report from the manager,” another senior BCCI official said. Subramaniam couldn’t be reached for a comment. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
India A won the one day series 4-1 vs South Africa A.Shubman Gill scored 90 in the first innings.The second unofficial Test will be played in Mysore. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: India A continued their domination of South Africa A in the ongoing series with victory in the first unofficial Test by seven wickets at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. Having won the one-dayers 4-1, India A once again put up a magnificent show with both bat and ball as they trounced South Africa in a match that was affected by rain. India A had elected to bowl in overcast conditions and Shardul Thakur was the chief destroyer in the first innings, taking 3/29. Thakur was well assisted by Krishnappa Gowtham who took 3/64 and South Africa A were bowled out for 164 with Marco Jansen top-scoring with 45. In response, India A were boosted by a brilliant knock of 90 from Shubman Gill and a classy 61 from Jalaj Saxena as they managed to take a 139-run lead. In the second innings, Thakur once again provided the early breakthrough but Shahbaz Nadeem and Jalaj Saxena worked in tandem to take three and two wickets respectively. Jalaj’s all-round exploits have once again put him in the radar of the selectors as they look to pick the squad for the series against South Africa. Heinrich Klassen and Wiaan Mulder shared a 74-run stand for the seventh wicket but they did not find any support from the rest of the batsmen as they folded up for 186, giving India A a target of 49. In response, India A stuttered as Lungi Ngidi took the wickets of Shubman and Ankit Bawne while Dane Piedt got the wicket of Srikar Bharat but Ricky Bhui held firm with a solid 20 while Shivam Dube ended the innings in style with two sixes. The next match will take place from September 17 and it will be played in Mysore.
The beeps in the background during phone calls with family members constantly remind Heba Abdelgader, a sophomore majoring in international relations (global business), of the civil unrest in Libya.Abdelgader, who was born in the United States, savors the time she has to talk to her family members in Libya, despite a beep throughout the conversation that tells her the government is tapping her call. Her conversations with family members typically last only one to two minutes.Abdelgader’s parents recently moved back to Libya because of the recession, and are now caught up in the protests taking place there.“Just recently they moved back to try to find new economic opportunities because of the bad economic situation in the U.S., and now they’re stuck in a revolution,” Abdelgader said.Libya has been engulfed in turmoil since Feb. 15 when protests began against dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, who has held power since 1969. The government responded to the protests with violence that shocked many.“He’s not going to leave without inflicting every last bit of damage he can,” Abdelgader said.The protests have been organized through e-mails and social media for almost a month, and have been primarily centered in Tripoli, the nation’s capital, and Benghazi, the second-largest city in Libya.Abdelgader said her family has not been very active in the protests for fear of their safety.“My mother’s been staying in the house. Someone has to stay at home because there have been reports of people breaking in,” Abdelgader said. “My dad and brother have been involved, but not as intensely as the people you see in the news.”Qaddafi has brought in mercenaries from Zimbabwe, Chad, Sudan, Korea and Bangladesh to silence the protestors. They were given swords, guns and artillery weapons, which they have used to murder civilians, according to the Washington Post.“In Tripoli, around Feb. 21, anybody out in the street or involved with the protests was being shot at,” Abdelgader said. “In Tajura, every time someone was shot, someone else would go try to pick up that body in order to bury it, and they were shot as well. Bodies literally started to pile up on each other.”Qaddafi has claimed that the protestors are on drugs, bribed some civilians with cash and weapons to protest on his behalf and attempted to cover up the government’s violence, according to Rahma Abdelgader, Heba’s sister, who is currently in Tripoli and a witness of the events .“Qaddafi removed all evidence of what has been going on,” Rahma Abdelgader said. “They even burned the bodies of people who had been killed in the streets. There are no funerals.”In some places, however, protesting civilians have been aided by the military.“The military joined the civilians,” Heba Abdelgader said. “They didn’t want to kill their own people. It would be like Americans killing Americans.”Many, including the prime minister of Italy, have claimed that Qaddafi has lost hold on the eastern part of Libya, Qaddafi refuses to step down and the situation is worsening for those people who are in need of food and medical aid.Heba Abdelgader is one of nearly 3,500 Libyans living in the United States, Canada and Europe who have started a group on Facebook called “Libyans” to get information to present news from Libya to the rest of the world.“These are people with connections to any kind of information,” Heba Abdelgader said. “Everyone has been contacting their families who have then been messaging them pictures and videos of what’s going on.”Heba Abdelgader said the turmoil in Libya has affected her life as a student.“This is the most overwhelming situation I’ve ever had to deal with. Professors have been very understanding and thoughtful,” she said. “It’s very hard to live my everyday life knowing my direct family is at risk.”Heba Abdelgader, however, has been busy contacting as many people and organizations as possible, including the news media, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the American embassy in Libya to inform people about what’s occurring in Libya.“I’ve never been this active about anything in my life,” Heba Abdelgader said. “Americans need to do something on behalf of the U.S., because the U.S. has done nothing so far aside from condemn Qaddafi’s actions.”USC students interested in helping can petition and donate money through groups on Facebook, such as “Wear Red for Libya.”Although Heba Abdelgader said Although Heba Abdelgader said she believes it will be difficult to change a government that has been occupied for so long by a dictator, she believes the people of Libya are ready for a democracy.“I’m not sure when, but I think Qaddafi will be out. There’s too much political unrest,” Heba Abdelgader said. “This revolt has been long overdue.”
Youth and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah has disclosed that the budget for Ghana’s 2014 World Cup campaign will be made public when it is approved.Circling media reports claim the Ghana Football Association submitted a budget of around US$ 20 million to the ministry for approval.Previous Black Stars budgets have been a subject to public debate and ministry and the Football Association want to be transparent this time round.“When we conclude discussions on the budget with stakeholders and get approval from the President, we will let Ghanaians know, that’s all I can say for now. I won’t say anything further,” He told Asempa FM.There are suspicions that officials bloat figures in the budget to further their pockets.Ghana had a budget of US$19 million approved for the last edition of the World Cup in South Africa. The Black Stars will begin camping in Rotterdam and play Holland in an international friendly on 31 May before leaving to Los Angeles.
Japan’s Yuichi Nishimura has been assigned as the referee for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday, 12 June. He will be assisted by compatriots Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi, with Alireza Faghani of Iran designated as the fourth official.Nishimura, 42, is set to become the third Japanese referee to have officiated at two World Cup finals after Shizuo Takada (1986 and 1990) and Toru Kamikawa (2002 and 2006). At South Africa 2010 he handled four matches, including the quarter-final encounter between the Netherlands and Brazil.Since making his international refereeing debut in 2004, Nishimura has been assigned to numerous other finals tournaments: the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007 (including the final between Spain and Nigeria), the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2009, the FIFA Club World Cup 2010 (including the final between TP Mazembe and Internazionale), the Olympic Football Tournament 2012 and two editions of the Asian Cup in 2007 and 2011.In addition, Nishimura was selected for the finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2008.In 2012, Yuichi Nishimura was named AFC Men’s Referee of the Year.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SEATTLE — Kole Calhoun’s oblique is feeling better, so now he has a chance to get to work on his swing in game action.Calhoun began a rehab assignment on Wednesday night at Triple-A Salt Lake City and hit a home run in his first at-bat. The Angels are hoping Calhoun can get his swing right after a rough start to the season.“I think he’s been working on adjustments the whole season, trying to get his swing where he wants it,” Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday morning. “He feels comfortable with that. We just want him to go out there and hit and see how he feels and see how it goes.”Calhoun was hitting .145 when the Angels placed him on the disabled list with a strained oblique June 2. Calhoun went to Arizona to work out at the Angels’ spring training complex, and now he’s ready to begin playing again. A rehab assignment for a hitter can last up to 20 days, which gives the Angels some time to evaluate Calhoun.Although Calhoun hit well below his career averages, the players who have replaced him haven’t fared much better. Chris Young was hitting .154 prior to Wednesday’s game. Jabari Blash was hitting .125 in his first 16 at-bats. Michael Hermosillo hit .143 in 21 at-bats.Collectively, the Angels’ .413 OPS and .154 average out of right field are by far the lowest in the majors.Calhoun was still playing Gold Glove-caliber defense before he got hurt.BIG WEEKDavid Fletcher’s promotion to the major leagues, for his debut Wednesday, was one of two significant events for his family this week. His younger brother, Dominic, is an outfielder for Arkansas, which just qualified for the College World Series in Omaha. David Fletcher said Wednesday morning that his father was flying up to Seattle to see his debut, then heading to Omaha to watch Dominic.“It’s an exciting week for both of us,” David Fletcher said.The Fletcher brothers played at Cypress High. David went to Loyola Marymount before the Angels picked him in the sixth round of the 2015 draft. Dominic is a sophomore at Arkansas, so he’ll be eligible for the draft next year.Fletcher’s father made it in time to see his son get three hits in his debut, something only four Angels before him had done: C.J. Cron (2014), Kendrys Morales (2006), Lee Stevens (1990) and Gil Flores (1977).ALSOMike Trout continued terrorizing the Mariners, with two more hits in his first three at-bats on Wednesday. At that point, Trout was 16 for 25 with five homers against the Mariners this season. The Mariners intentionally walked him in his next two trips, once to put the go-ahead run in scoring position and once with the bases empty. It was the first time an Angels player had been intentionally walked with the bases empty since Albert Pujols in 2013. …The Angels had two doubles, two triples and two home runs for the first time since April 13, 2014.UP NEXTAngels (Tyler Skaggs, 5-4, 3.08) at A’s (Trevor Cahill, 1-2, 2.27), Friday, 6:30 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)
“There’s certain things mechanically and a mindset of a player, certainly in my opinion, that play,” Roberts said. “I can’t predict how his numbers ultimately are going to be. But I know where he’s at mentally, physically, mechanically – that’ll play and it’ll be somewhat comparable to last season.”Roberts acknowledged that opposing teams will approach Taylor with more caution this season, focusing more of their game-planning on him than they might have in the past. But that cat-and-mouse game “already played out” last season.“The bottom line is he has the ability to swing at strikes and take balls,” Roberts said. “So whatever adjustment a team is going to make on how to attack him – or any player – if you have that ability then you give yourself a pretty good chance.”HILL THROWSLeft-hander Rich Hill has yet to pitch in a Cactus League game but he did throw three simulated innings to hitters on one of the minor-league fields Wednesday morning.“I just think for Rich to be able to control the environment. He wants to face a certain number of hitters,” Roberts said of the decision to throw to minor-leaguers. “On the major-league side, whether it be pitch count or something like that, we might have to take him out and he doesn’t get to see as many hitters. We wanted more of a controlled environment.”Hill has joked about his poor results in previous springs but he is likely to pitch in a Cactus League game next. Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu (who was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday due to illness) are the only members of the projected starting rotation yet to pitch in a Cactus League game. Taylor did neither.“Once it was all said and done, it was nice to reflect on my good season. I think that’s good for everyone to do,” he said. “But you can’t sit back on it too long. At the same time, you have to keep moving forward, get better. The game makes adjustment to players real fast.“Yeah, it’s nice to not have the pressure of having to perform from Day One. You can kind of ease your way into it. It’s definitely comforting to have that security. But at the same time, I think the competitive side of everyone gets you. … I already feel like I’m grinding it out in the cage because my swing doesn’t feel right. That side is always going to be there.”There were moments last year when it looked like the feel-good story of Taylor’s breakout season might be taking a downward turn. He lost 30 points off his average to a 14-for-69 slide in June then ended the season on a 10-for-53 slide.Opposing pitchers seemed to challenge him less, feeding him fewer fastballs and searching for the flaws in this new Taylor. In both cases, though, Taylor blames himself more than he credits the opposition. Dodgers roster depleted by fast-spreading illness Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m not sure about what the percentages of the pitches were,” he said when it was theorized he saw fewer fastballs as his OPS and profile increased. “Maybe I got a little more pitches out of the zone and I think I got a little overly aggressive. Now when I set my sights more towards the middle of the plate and kind of zoned in a little bit – I did that maybe a week before the playoffs and that’s when I started hitting more again.”With Corey Seager still working through a rehab program for his elbow problem, Taylor has seen action at shortstop this spring. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he expects Taylor to be in center field on a regular basis and batting leadoff. Roberts is “very confident” that the production the Dodgers got from Taylor last season is the same production he will provide this season. Last year, Taylor was among the top three on the team in runs (85), hits (148), batting average (.288), on-base percentage (.354) and slugging percentage (.496).Related Articles PreviousChris Taylor’s metamorphosis from a middle infielder who had been unable to establish himself in the majors – to an offensive catalyst and starting center fielder on the National League champions was one of the best storylines of the Dodgers’ 2017 season. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor takes batting practice during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor throws the ball during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor takes batting practice during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Chris Taylor’s metamorphosis from a middle infielder who had been unable to establish himself in the majors – to an offensive catalyst and starting center fielder on the National League champions was one of the best storylines of the Dodgers’ 2017 season. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor takes grounders during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor bats during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Chris Taylor’s metamorphosis from a middle infielder who had been unable to establish himself in the majors – to an offensive catalyst and starting center fielder on the National League champions was one of the best storylines of the Dodgers’ 2017 season. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor takes batting practice during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 11The Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor takes batting practice during spring training workouts at the Camelback Ranch Complex in Glendale on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandGLENDALE, Ariz. — Chris Taylor arrived at spring training this year with two things he has never had before.A guaranteed major-league job. And expectations.Taylor’s metamorphosis from a middle infielder with a ‘4-A’ label – good enough to succeed at Triple-A but unable to establish himself in the majors – to an offensive catalyst and starting center fielder on the National League champions was one of the best storylines of the Dodgers’ 2017 season.A transformation like that would cause some to sit back with pride this past winter and skeptics to question whether he can replicate it a second time.