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Personnel Today campaign wins prestigious prize

first_imgPersonnel Today campaign wins prestigious prizeOn 12 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Personnel Today scooped the Campaigner of the Year Award at a prestigiousmedia ceremony last week in London. The success of our Refugees in Employment campaign was recognised by acelebrated panel of judges at The Work Foundation Workworld Media Awards 2002. Despite stiff competition from Channel 4 News and the Daily Mail, which werealso short listed for the award, Personnel Today landed the prize. The judges said the campaign “displayed very clearly defined aims supportedby consistent and thorough analysis. An excellent and challenging magazinecampaign which was principled and committed to an end-result”. The Campaigner of the Year Award commends investigative, persuasive,sustained campaigns with measurable outcomes. The judges included Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee, general secretary ofthe GMB union John Edmonds, deputy chair of the Competition Commission DeniseKingsmill, and CEO of The Work Foundation Will Hutton. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Taxonomic studies of Achnanthes(Bacillariophyta) in freshwater maritime antarctic lakes

first_imgEleven species of Achnanthes from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands are described including one new species. Benthic algal material from a range of shallow lakes of varying trophic status was examined by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Detail of morphology is provided with an overview of the taxonomic literature for each species. In all cases source descriptions are cited, and where possible holotype and lectotype material was examined. The variation between populations inhabiting different lakes is considered. An examination of the geographical distribution of Achnanthes in southern latitudes from the literature confirms numerous records of widespread occurrence in freshwater environments in sub-antarctic regions but not from higher latitudes.last_img read more

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Runnin’ Utes Prepare For Pac-12 Media Day Thursday

first_imgOctober 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Runnin’ Utes Prepare For Pac-12 Media Day Thursday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Thursday, the University of Utah men’s basketball team, the Runnin’ Utes, will participate in Pac-12 media day at the Pac-12 conference/Pac-12 Networks studios in San Francisco.Representatives for the team at these proceedings include head coach Larry Krystkowiak, senior guard Sedrick Barefield and junior forward Jayce Johnson.This will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network as well as various digital platforms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.Krystkowiak, Barefield and Johnson will appear together at 12:50 pm MDT and Krystkowiak will appear on-air in the Pac-12 Networks studios at 3:05 pm MDT.Krytskowiak enters his eighth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Utes, sporting a record of 138-97 (.587) and is 180-117 (.606) as a collegiate head coach, having gone 42-20 at Montana from 2004-2006.Barefield, a native of Corona, Calif., returns for his fourth season as Utah’s leading scorer from last season, having netted 12 points a game. He is a reliable free throw shooter, having shot 84.7 percent at the stripe last season, the second-best clip on the team.Johnson, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif., is in his third season on the squad, having averaged 4.7 points and 4.9 rebounds for his career for the Runnin’ Utes.Johnson, who is 7-feet tall, also brings another dimension to the game. He averaged a team-best 0.93 blocks per game last season. Brad James Tags: Jayce Johnson/Larry Krystkowiak/Montana/Pac-12 Media Day/Runnin’ Utes/Sedrick Barefield/Utah Men’s Basketball Written bylast_img read more

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Anger grows over Countrywide lack of action over furlough cheat employee

first_imgEstate agents in Bromley, Kent say they are growing increasingly annoyed and angry that an employee of a Countrywide competitor, who they says worked through the lockdown despite being furloughed, has yet to be investigated.This case first surfaced two weeks ago, and at the time Countrywide said in a statement that it would take “whatever action necessary” following the allegations. But so far, nothing has happened.The Countrywide staff member involved has subsequently threatened an agent in the area if they continue to press on with their criticisms.The agency which made the initial complaints says it’s baffling that Countrywide hasn’t been in touch with him to discuss the problem, despite the fact that Claire Raines, its Head of Employee Relations, has been sent documentation to back up its claims.The Negotiator has been shown photographs dated 30th April of the male employee leading two clients to a property viewing in the area without any PPE equipment, or protective measures in place.Comments on social media have identified the Countrywide brand involved as a multi-branch agency in and around Bromley in Kent.Other agents have told The Negotiator that he ‘blatantly’ broke the furlough rules and for example used his mobile number on messages for clients to contact him through, clearly proving that he was working. as well as being seen on viewings.The rules state that an employee who is furloughed may take paid work with other companies, with their employer’s agreement, but that overall the scheme is “to provide employers with an option to keep employees on the payroll without them working” and avoid redundancies.Countrywide has been approached for comment but has so far not responded.Bromley Kent Countrywide June 29, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Anger grows over Countrywide lack of action over furlough cheat employee previous nextRegulation & LawAnger grows over Countrywide lack of action over furlough cheat employeeNew photographic evidence handed to The Negotiator shows the employee working during the lockdown, despite being furloughed, it is claimed.Nigel Lewis29th June 202005,850 Viewslast_img read more

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COA: Police Search Did Not Violate State Constitution

first_imgCOA: Police Search Did Not Violate State ConstitutionOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comIndiana police did not violate the state constitution when they searched a woman’s car without a warrant after discovering that the car matched the description from an earlier drug-related tip and police dogs alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.Gail Whitenack searched her stepdaughter Richelle Whitenack’s vehicle and found items that suggested she was using drugs, so the stepmother called the police and told them what she had found. The police subsequently issued a tip to its deputies that included a description of Richelle Whitenack’s vehicle and the drug-related items.Later the same day, a deputy pulled Richelle Whitenack over for speeding and crossing the center line twice and realized that the vehicle he had pulled over matched the description of the vehicle from Gail Whitenack’s drug tip. When a K-9 officer arrived on the scene, a police dog indicated the presence of drugs, and a further search revealed a split-box of syringes, wrapping from a coffee package and a spoon with burnt residue later identified as heroin.The younger Whitenack was found guilty of unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, driving left of the center lane and exceeding the posted speed limit. She was sentenced to an aggregate of one year executed with one year suspended and six months on probation and a $20 fine.On appeal in Richelle Marie Whitenack v. State of Indiana, 35A04-1608-CR-1811, Whitenack argued that the search of her vehicle was unlawful under Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution because the state had received a report of the description, location and contents of her vehicle more than eight hours before the actual search. Further, she argued that the deputies should have obtained a search warrant after her stepmother called in the tip earlier in the day.But Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Cale Bradford wrote Friday that the deputies had “ample probable cause to support their actions” because Whitenack’s vehicle was pulled over for legitimate traffic violations and K-9 officers alerted to the presence of drugs.“The fact that there may or may not have been enough information to obtain a search warrant to search that same vehicle earlier that day has not impact on the legality of the subsequent search and seizure; officers do not have to obtain a warrant at the first practicable moment,” Bradford said.Further, Bradford wrote that the appellate court has previously held that there is “nothing unreasonable in permitting an officer, who may have knowledge or suspicion of unrelated criminal activity by the motorist, to nevertheless respond to an observed traffic violation.” Thus, the evidence was admissible and Whitenack’s convictions were affirmed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Welcome Dave McMurray, Cover Beatles, Tom Petty, & More In Detroit [Video]

first_imgBob Weir and Wolf Bros kept their 2019 winter tour rolling on Tuesday with a performance at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI. Following a Monday show in Cleveland which featured a mix of tunes from Weir’s RatDog songbook, Bobby and the Wolf Bros treated fans in Detroit to live renditions of Beatles and Tom Petty fan favorites in addition to bringing out a special guest in saxophonist Dave McMurray.The show started with “Jack Straw”, a staple from the Grateful Dead live arsenal, followed by “Josephine”, an old original from Weir’s days with Bobby and the Midnites. The first set continued with performances of “El Paso”, “Bombs Away”, and “Peggy-O” before the trio treated the crowd to a cover of “Maddie’s Farm” by Bob Dylan. The first half of the show came to a close with “Passenger”, followed by a set-closing cover of Jerry Garcia‘s enchanting ballad, “Bird Song”, which featured McMurray’s first appearance of the night. Fans can watch the video below to hear a portion of the band’s performance of “Peggy-O” from the opening set.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Peggy-O” The band’s ongoing winter tour will continue with a performance at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday night. Fans can click here for ticket info and a list of upcoming dates.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Fillmore | Detroit, MI | 3/5/2019Set One: Jack Straw, Josephine, El Paso (Marty Robbins cover), Bombs Away, Petty-O (traditional cover), Maddie’s Farm (Bob Dylan cover), Passenger, Bird Song* (Jerry Garcia song)Set Two: Only a River, Tennessee Jed, Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow*, Eyes of the World*, Dear Prudence (Beatles cover), Standing on Shaky Ground* (The Temptations cover) > Turn On Your Love Light* (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)Encore: Breakdown (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)* w/ Dave McMurray The second half of the show started with “Only a River” from Weir’s 2016 Blue Mountain LP, followed by a pair of Dead staples in “Tennessee Jed” and “Weather Report Suite”. Next, the band welcomed McMurray back to the stage to play on “Let It Grow” and “Eyes of the World”. The lineup returned to a trio for a mesmerizing cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” followed by a rendition of “Standing on Shaky Ground” by The Temptations. The second half covers continued as they closed their set with Bobby “Blue Bland‘s “Turn On Your Love Light”, only to return for the encore to deliver a performance of “Breakdown” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.Check out the fan-shot videos from Wednesday night’s show below to see/hear the band perform “Dear Prudence” and “Breakdown”.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Dear Prudence” [The Beatles cover][Video: HDLt00b]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Breakdown” [Tom Petty cover]last_img read more

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Two professors win Wolf Prize

first_imgTwo Harvard professors have won the Wolf Prize, considered the most prestigious award in science after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award. The Wolf Prize is presented annually by the Wolf Foundation, founded by Ricardo Wolf, a German-born inventor and Cuba’s former ambassador to Israel.C. Ronald Kahn, chief academic officer and senior investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will share the 2016 Wolf Prize in Medicine with Professor Lewis Cantley of Weill Cornell Medical College. Kahn was honored for his “pioneering studies defining insulin signaling and its alterations in disease. This work has been essential to understanding the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.” Kahn also recently was honored with the Harold Hamm International Prize.“My mentors and colleagues have provided guidance throughout my career to help me navigate life as a scientist,” sais Schreiber. Courtesy of the Broad Institute“I am both delighted and surprised to receive the Wolf Prize,” said Kahn. “I am incredibly grateful for all of the support I have had throughout my career, both from the people in my lab and the many wonderful people with whom I have worked both within and outside of Joslin. While this is an international award and I have had some great fellows and colleagues from all over the world, a number of them have been from Israel, so winning the prestigious award in Israel is especially meaningful.”Stuart L. Schreiber, the Morris Loeb Professor in Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, will share the 2016 Wolf Prize in Chemistry with Professor Kyriacos C. Nicolaou of Rice University in Houston. They will split the $100,000 award. Schreiber is a founding core member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and is now director of the institute’s Center for the Science of Therapeutics. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.Schreiber was recognized for “pioneering chemical insights into the logic of signal transduction and gene regulation that led to important, new therapeutics, and for advancing chemical biology and medicine through the discovery of small-molecule probes.”“My mentors and colleagues have provided guidance throughout my career to help me navigate life as a scientist,” said Schreiber. “And the trainees who joined my lab have been fearless, dedicated, and determined to make a difference. They make it a joy to come to lab every day. I am extremely grateful for this group, and deeply honored to share this recognition with my friend K.C. Nicolaou.”Read more on Kahn’s work here; and Schreiber’s research here.last_img read more

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SMC looks to celebrate 175 un-belle-ievable years

first_imgIn 1844, four Holy Cross sisters, at the request of Fr. Basil Moreau, braved a 40-day voyage from Le Mans, France to Bertrand, Michigan, where they established the first Saint Mary’s school and novitiate. 175 years later, the school has moved a little south and grown extensively in size, but still upholds those four sisters’ core values.This year, the year of 2019, marks the 175th anniversary of Saint Mary’s College. To commemorate this anniversary milestone, the College has planned several events to honor Saint Mary’s’ rich history of community service, education, justice, faith and spirituality. This celebration will last a full calendar year, with a closing celebration on Dec. 8. The anniversary celebration will kick off Jan. 20, the official day of the Blessed Feast of Fr. Basil Moreau — the founder of the sisters, brothers and priests of the Holy Cross. Vice president of mission Judy Fean said having the celebration kick off on Jan. 20 is truly a great way to honor the legacy of Fr. Moreau, the sisters, brothers and priests.“We are celebrating their openness to educating hearts and minds,” she said. “This day couldn’t have come at a better time at the beginning of a new semester and beginning of a new year.” Michelle Egan, associate director at the Center for Spirituality, said the celebration also comes on the cusp of celebrating another great leader: Martin Luther King Jr.“The anniversary kicks off during MLK week,” she said. “Martin Luther King Jr. was a person who made a difference and responded to the needs of building a just world.”Jan. 20 will begin with Saint Mary’s Serves, Egan said, an event that will allow the Saint Mary’s community to serve different agencies in the South Bend community through helping out with eight different service projects. “We’ll have eight projects that will assist agencies in our local community, agencies that the College and the sisters have been helping with for a long time,” she said. “That’s from 12:45-3:00 [p.m.] and we purposely made it 1 hour and 75 minutes long. Students will have the opportunity to cut fleece blankets or put together hygiene kits and gratitude baggies.”Shay Jolly, director of retention and first year experience, said the celebratory Mass will follow the service event, and take place on campus at the Church of Loretto. “The sisters and the college community — students, alumni, faculty, staff — will all come together to celebrate the liturgy for the day and really kick us off in the spiritual light of the 175th,” she said. Fean said the Mass is also the opening liturgy of the year and as a symbolic way of coming together, the Loretto Choir, the Women’s Choir and the Liturgical Choir will all join voices. At 5 p.m., the community is invited to the annual Fr. Moreau dinner, where traditional French cuisine will be served in honor of the Holy Cross foundation in France. Jolly said the dinner will also feature a surprise special guest.Shari Rodriguez, vice president of college relations, said many other events in honor of the anniversary will occur throughout the year. She said the College intends to celebrate the legacy of the School of Sacred Theology and the alums of that institution. As well, Rodriguez said the Women’s Choir has also been invited to perform in New York City at Carnegie Hall on March 17, so Belles are encouraged to register for the trip online where they will get to see the performance and connect with College alumnae who live in the city.In June, the Saint Mary’s Alumnae Association, one of the oldest Catholic women’s associations, will celebrate its 140th anniversary. Students and student-led organizations on campus are also invited to submit their own ideas for events. Students may reach out to the co-chairs of the celebration, Fean and Rodriguez, with their ideas.  Fean, who was a part of the College’s 150th anniversary celebration, said this anniversary allows students to celebrate their moment and their current experience as a Belle, while still encouraging reverence for the past and hope for the future. “We’re celebrating the moment while you’re here,” she said. “This celebration helps us to remember the past, see how far we’ve come, honor where we’ve been. It’s looking back to celebrate the present — to step with trust and faith into the future.”Everyone has a different reason for their pride when reflecting on 175 years of Saint Mary’s. Fean said 175 years of education alone is a feat — and one that should be celebrated. “This education, this academic excellence, could have only continued for 175 years because of the immense courage of the Holy Cross sisters,” Rodriguez said. “Those early sisters, and sisters from later on, stayed against all odds because they were committed to God and their mission of education,” she said. But the legacy of the College would not be as fruitful without the stories and legacies each Belle leaves after she leaves, Jolly said. “It’s 175 years of women and alumnae who have wrote their Saint Mary’s story, you [students] are developing your story now, but I know each of us alumnae, and also staff who have worked with us, has a Saint Mary’s story that continues as they move on into their next stage on life,” she said.All in all, Egan said the 175th anniversary allows the community to both reflect on the past and look towards the future. “It’s an opportunity to look back on the things that have happened and rekindle our interest in the history of the College, but also to look towards the future and where we can go from here,” she said.  This 175th anniversary will not only celebrate the institution but all those who have left and are looking to leave a legacy at Saint Mary’s, Jolly said. “One-hundred-seventy-five years is a huge feat for any institution, especially for a small liberal arts college in Nowhere, Indiana,” she said. “There’s something to be said for the fact that we’ve been here for 175 years and we’re still going strong into the future. The opportunity to celebrate that and celebrate it as a community is really important.” Tags: 175 years of SMC, 175th anniversary, Sisters of Holy Crosslast_img read more

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Summertime heat

first_imgThe heat was on in Georgia in June. And pop-up thunderstorms scattered rainfall and wind damage across the state.Temperatures were warmer than normal everywhere across the state. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 81.4 degrees F (4.6 degrees above normal), in Athens 80.6 degrees (4.3 degrees above normal), Columbus 82.7 degrees (3.5 degrees above normal), Macon 82 degrees (4 degrees above normal), Savannah 83.6 degrees (4.8 degrees above normal), Brunswick 82.9 degrees (3.5 degrees above normal), Alma 82.3 degrees (3 degrees above normal), Valdosta 83 degrees (4.6 degrees above normal) and Augusta 82.8 degrees (5.3 degrees above normal). Soaring into the 100sRecord-high minimum temperatures were set in Savannah and Augusta June 14. The 102 degrees in Savannah beat the old record of 100 set in 1921. The 103-degree measurement in Augusta surpassed the old record of 101 set in 2000. Augusta also had a record daily high temperature June 15 with 104 degrees, breaking the old record of 100 set in 1971.Atlanta recorded its highest June average minimum temperature since records started at the airport in 1928. The average daytime high was the seventh hottest. It was the area’s second hottest June, beat only by June 1952.Rainfall above and below normalParts of the state received above-normal rainfall. However, almost half the state experienced below-normal precipitation, particularly in a narrow band along the coast and in the northwestern third of the state.The highest monthly rainfall total from National Weather Service reporting stations was 8.78 inches in Alma (3.29 inches above normal). The lowest was in Brunswick at 1.42 inches (3.63 inches below normal). Valdosta received 4.52 inches (.84 inch below normal), Macon 5.73 inches (2.19 inches above normal), Athens 4.55 inches (.61 inch above normal), Atlanta 5.21 inches (1.58 inches above normal), Columbus 2.45 inches (1.06 inches below normal), Savannah 5.79 inches (.30 inch above normal) and Augusta 2.19 inches (2 inches below normal).Record daily rainfalls were set in Alma on June 4 and June 30. June 4, Alma received 1.05 inches, surpassing the old record of .85 inch set in 1995. June 30, Alma received 1.39 inches, eliminating the old record of .96 inch set in 1999.The highest single-day rainfall from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network stations was 5.13 inches near Manor in Ware County in southeast Georgia June 30. An observer in Tift County received 4.25 inches that day. The highest monthly rainfall total in June was 10.09 inches from an observer northeast of Pearson in Atkinson County.Lightning kills oneThere were no tornadoes reported in Georgia last month. However, severe weather hit somewhere in the state 21 separate days in the month. Several Georgians were injured by lightning. One teen was killed in Henry County south of Atlanta June 30 when lightning struck near where he was standing outside his home. Lightning was also reported to have caused several house fires. Another person was injured June 5 when a roof of a pole barn collapsed near Lovett in Laurens County.Heat stressed crops particularly in areas that did not receive normal rainfall. In the northeast part of the state, wine grapes were affected by the heat, and in other areas corn and wheat were stressed. However, in spite of the heat, most crops continue to be in good condition.last_img read more

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Free Ambulance

first_imgMany teenagers spend their afternoons watching television or playing video games. Shameka Robinson spends hers helping others, and her efforts recently led to the donation of an ambulance to a community in Ghana, Africa.Robinson, an 11th-grade 4-H’er in Hancock County, Georgia, began searching for an ambulance donation for her Georgia 4-H Leadership in Action project. She wrote letters to ambulance companies in Georgia, made phone calls, visited doctors’ offices and started a Facebook campaign, all to find a fully equipped ambulance for the Nhyira Medical Relief organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group operated by Dr. Sam Amporful and his wife, Sabina, of Macon, Georgia.Both born in Ghana, Africa, the Amporfuls came to the United States so he could earn a medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Thirty-five years later, the couple has raised children here and they are semi-retired. But they haven’t forgotten their home country. Robinson’s search for an ambulance ended rather quickly when Jim Adkins, CEO of SouthStar EMS in Augusta, donated a fully equipped ambulance stocked with medical supplies. Having been on eight mission trips to Romania, Adkins had seen firsthand the great need for medical services in developing nations.“We had several people offer to give us ambulances, but they were basically empty vans. We needed one with an inverter. That’s what’s important because it provides power to all the equipment,” said Randie Gray, the University of Georgia Extension 4-H agent in Hancock County, explaining the significance of Adkins’ donation. “Mr. Adkins also included heart monitors and stretchers.”Gray’s husband, Pete, is an emergency room nurse and works with Amporful at Washington County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville, Georgia. Gray’s husband told her about the Amporfuls’ Ghana relief effort and she, in turn, shared the information with Robinson.Robinson felt the ambulance donation project was a perfect fit for her because she hopes to attend medical or veterinary school. “I knew this project would help me in the future with my college plans, but I’m now proud to be able to help someone in another country,” she said.Georgia 4-H’ers, like Robinson, submit their projects into the Leadership in Action competition each year. The winners receive $500 college scholarships.“I try to talk my 4-H’ers into doing a leadership project because it looks good on scholarship applications, it helps build their portfolios for college and it teaches them valuable leadership skills,” said Gray. She said scholarships are especially important to her 4-H’ers as Hancock County ranks as Georgia’s poorest county.Donations of medical supplies and equipment began coming in to the relief organization after an Augusta television station interviewed Robinson. “I think having UGA connected to the project through 4-H helped,” Gray said. “People trust the name.”Last month, Robinson was awarded the Georgia 4-H Community Service Award for her efforts. For more information on the Nhyira Medical Relief organization, go to nhyiramedicalrelief.org. To learn more about Georgia 4-H, go to Georgia4H.org.last_img read more