The best news of the week

first_img There is good news? I wish…… 6 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are five articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.What can you expect to see at the Apopka Art and Foliage festival?Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce hosting Business Expo next weekOrange County Clerk makes it easier to get a passportUpdating Breaking News: Elderly Apopka man foundElectric fences sure are fun!Very superstitious…writing’s on the wall TAGSGood News Previous articleWhy are more people doing gig work? They like itNext articleRussian investigative reporter dies after fall from window; editor rejects suicide Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Reply center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Mama Mialast_img read more

New Key Events Co-ordinator at Spinal Research

first_imgJo joins Spinal Research from Action Medical Research where she was the National Events Fundraiser and managed the successful Bring your Bear campaign earlier this year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 October 2003 | News Jo Brewer has joined neuroscience charity Spinal Research in a newly created fulltime role of Key Events Co-ordinator. The new post has been created to maximize and strengthen Marathon opportunities. Jo will be responsible for the entire running events portfolio from marathons such as the Flora London Marathon to the many 10K road races and fun runs around the country.The highly successful Runners Network, set up by volunteer fundraisers nearly a decade ago, will become a focus for Jo. This group of some 850 individuals has raised and donated over £1m to Spinal Research since it began in the late 1980’s. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people New Key Events Co-ordinator at Spinal Researchlast_img read more

Seed in the Ground in East Central Indiana

first_img Facebook Twitter Seed in the Ground in East Central IndianaWork happening on Chapman Brothers Farm in Sulphur Springs, Indiana. Photo courtesy of Chapman Brothers Facebook page.With a solid dry stretch this past week, some farmers were able to get seed in the ground. Matt Chapman, a farmer in East Central Indiana’s Henry County, said he was one of them.“We did just a few acres of corn and then we have about 30 acres of beans planted. (It was) more or less a test run of the equipment to make sure everything’s working. But the ground was really perfect. I mean, compared to what we had last spring, it was hard to not go full steam ahead.”So, how close are they to going full steam ahead? Chapman says they’re close, but it might be a little slow going here at the onset.“The weather is making us nervous here with the cold front that’s going to stick around, but if the ground is perfect, you ought to be doing something. So, we’re probably going to keep going at a slow pace and try to not put all our eggs in one basket. But the ground is just too nice to sit still.”Parts dealers across the state have gone to curbside pickup or curbside delivery because of COVID-19, impacting how farmers conduct business. Chapman says luckily for them, all of their big repairs were able to happen over the winter.“We only needed just a few odds and ends, and both our parts suppliers have been easy to get along with right now just doing curbside delivery. So, that hasn’t affected us, but like I said, luckily we had the big projects done before all this started.”Delivery of inputs has also been a stress point for some farmers amid the global pandemic. Chapman says they feel blessed to have plenty of heated warehouse space to store their inputs for 2020 that were delivered in early March, before changes to the industry really hit. Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed in the Ground in East Central Indiana By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 9, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleUSDA Grants $600,000 for ISA and Indiana State Department of Agriculture ProgramNext articleSeed in the Ground in East Central Indiana and it’s a Virtual Purdue Ag Week Next Week on the HAT Good Friday Podcast Eric Pfeiffer Seed in the Ground in East Central Indianalast_img read more

With a radio station closed down and a journalist detained, government seat becomes hostile area for press

first_img March 2, 2021 Find out more January 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 With a radio station closed down and a journalist detained, government seat becomes hostile area for press SomaliaAfrica Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the transitional government’s closure of Radio Warsan, a privately-owned radio station based in the southwestern city of Baidoa, and called on the authorities to explain why they are continuing to hold journalist Hassan Mohammed Abikar of Voice of the Holy Quran, another privately-owned radio station.“Baidoa, the seat of the transitional federal government, is turning into a city where only the voice of the authorities is tolerated and where Somali journalists are subjected to arbitrary treatment,” the press freedom organisation said. “This censorship is hard to understand, and casts serious doubt on the government’s desire to respect the rules of democracy.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Radio Warsan must be allowed to resume broadcasting and the rights of the Voice of the Holy Quran journalist must be respected at once if the government wants to avoid being seen as an authoritarian and intolerant regime that does not keep its promises.”Radio Warsan was instructed to stop broadcasting on 7 January by the police. Information minister Ali Ahmed Jama Jingali said the order had been issued by the national security commission (formed by a small number of government ministers) because of the “negative” content of its programmes. The station has not broadcast since then.The only privately-owned broadcaster based in Baidoa, Radio Warsan is known for covering Somali politics in a independent and critical fashion, unlike other privately-owned radio stations which often side with one or other of the warring parties.Station manager Abdifatah Mohammed Ibrahim told Reporters Without Borders this was the fifth time the station had been forced to close, and said it had been singled out “because of its independence.” Previously called Democratic Media Concern (DMC), it was last closed by the police on 14 December after broadcasting programmes about the government’s desire to evict residents from areas adjoining the presidential palace for security reasons.The transitional government inaugurated a governmental radio station in Baidoa on 24 December. Called Radio Bay, the Voice of the Somali Republic, it is now the only news media operating in the city that is the government’s seat.Abikar, the Voice of the Holy Quran’s correspondent for the Lower Shabelle region, was arrested in Baidoa by government forces on 1 January. The authorities have still not said where or why he is being held.Read what bloggers say about the situation in Somalia on rsfblog. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region to go further News SomaliaAfrica RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalistscenter_img Help by sharing this information Organisation News News Follow the news on Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Karnataka HC Cancels Physical Hearings At Bengaluru Principal Bench Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Cancels Physical Hearings At Bengaluru Principal Bench Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases Mustafa Plumber30 Jun 2020 8:09 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday decided that till further orders, physical hearing of the cases at the Principal Bench of High Court at Bengaluru shall stand cancelled, in wake of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the city. The benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi shall function normally. The notice issued by the high court says that :”During the last few days, the number of cases…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday decided that till further orders, physical hearing of the cases at the Principal Bench of High Court at Bengaluru shall stand cancelled, in wake of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the city. The benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi shall function normally. The notice issued by the high court says that :”During the last few days, the number of cases tested positive for Covid-19 in the city of Bengaluru are multiplying. Considering the safety of members of the Bar and the Court staff, till further orders, physical hearing of the cases at the Principal Bench of High Court at Bengaluru shall stand cancelled and only those Benches which are already notified for hearing of urgent matters through video conferencing will function. The Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi shall function normally as per notified schedule.” It may be noted that physical hearing at the Principal Bench was suspended today (June 30), for sanitization of the entire High Court Complex, due to unavoidable circumstances. The notice further reads that : “The cause list of urgent matters notified for today (30th June 2020) will be taken up tomorrow (Wednesday 1st July 2020) for Video Conferencing hearing. The urgent cases which are fixed for Wednesday-1st July 2020 shall be listed on Thursday–2nd July 2020 and Friday–3rd July 2020 for Video Conferencing hearing.The Bench of Chief Justice and Justice B.V. Nagarathna which is scheduled to hear Public Interest Litigations in respect of ‘Covid-19’ stands reconstituted and the Bench of the Chief Justice and Justice Aravind Kumar will hear the said matter. Further, members of the Bar are requested to send requisitions for listing of only those cases which are really extremely urgent. It is noticed that a large number of requests are being forwarded by email for listing matters which are not really urgent”The notice says :”If this continues and the members of the Bar do not cooperate, it will become very difficult for the Court to function. This may result in stopping the Court functioning. Therefore, the cooperation of the members of the Bar is solicited. The requests for listing forwarded by email will require 72 hours for processing instead of 48 hours as mentioned in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).” “The appointments given for filing of cases on Thursday (2nd July 2020) and Friday (3rd July 2020) are not cancelled. The appointments given for rectification of objections are also not cancelled. Those who have been given appointments for physical filing of cases and for rectification of objections today (30th June 2020) can visit the Court on Friday (3rd July 2020) as per slots already given today (30th June 2020). In the next.week, the number of slots for physical filing and for rectification of objections will be reduced. The High Court (only the Principal Bench at Bengaluru) and all other Courts in Bengaluru Urban and Rural Districts shall remain closed on Saturday (4th July 2020)”.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Ulster Bank announce phased withdrawal from Irish market

first_img Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – February 19, 2021 WhatsApp Ulster Bank has announced a phased withdrawal from the Irish market. It will take place over a number of years, with no immediate change for customers.Staff have been told there will be no additional compulsory redundancies this year.There are six Ulster Bank branches across the North West – Letterkenny, Buncrana, Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Killybegs and one in Sligo.The bank has made a non-binding agreement with AIB for the sale of 4 billion euro worth of performing commercial loans.Ulster Bank CEO Jane Howard says they’re in early discussions regarding the sale of customer’s mortgages:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleDonegal athletes prepare for national senior Indoor Micro Meet this weekendNext articleDerry City look set to strengthen their squad – but friendly is in doubt News Highland Ulster Bank announce phased withdrawal from Irish marketlast_img read more

Glebe, Dunfanaghy road reopens

first_img Twitter By News Highland – March 10, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleGovernment supports bill to allow adopted people access birth certificatesNext articleMajority of Level 5 restrictions could be extended to mid May News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Glebe, Dunfanaghy road reopenscenter_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardai have confirmed that the road at Glebe Dunfanaghy has reopened following an overnight single vehicle collision.A technical examination of the scene was carried out earlier today. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

‘Working fathers’ label will make parental leave popular

first_img Previous Article Next Article Large firms have had no more than a handful of requests from staff to take parental leave, according to the director of Worcestershire Council’s corporate services Helen Froud.She told delegates that anecdotal evidence suggested that because it was unpaid, the uptake had been low since the regulations came into force in December.“Parental leave is still not a mainstream issue for fathers or for low paid workers and will not be until, as the Industrial Society has said, the term working fathers comes into common parlance,” she said.But Froud warned that employers should plan ahead as, if a TUC challenge to the implementation date of December 1999 succeeds in the European courts, the regulations will allow an extra 7 million more employees to take parental leave in two years’ time.Cherie Booth QC, who chaired last year’s Employers’ Law briefing, is acting on behalf of the TUC and helped Froud prepare her speech to delegates.Froud said that Worcestershire, like the DTI and Remploy, is an employer which has exceeded the minimum standards and offered parental leave to all staff who have children aged under five, not just those that had a baby after December 1999. The regulations allow both parents to take up to 13 weeks’ unpaid leave up to their child’s fifth birthday.“Being a parent is a lifestyle choice, but it has an impact on society. Parental leave can give time to meet obligations of children and the obligations of employers while keeping them in the paid workplace. The Government has made it clear that parental leave is part of its social inclusion strategy,” said Froud.She urged HR managers to rehearse the questions within their team first. “You can give parental leave without asking questions or you will have to ask for documentary evidence and risk intruding into the private life of your staff.”Parental Leave: action listCheck managers are aware of itCheck recording systemsPlan for European court judgement due in 2002Amend recruitment literature to reflect corporate work/life stanceRehearse questions with HR first. Related posts:No related photos. ‘Working fathers’ label will make parental leave popularOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Will outsourcing bring the end of generalists?

first_imgWill outsourcing bring the end of generalists?On 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Good personal career planning is all about good trend spotting anddeveloping your CV to remain as marketable as possible, writes Paul Kearns.Have you spotted any recent trends in the way HR roles are changing? Many years ago, just after I started my first job in industrial relations,Maggie Thatcher came along and made it quite obvious that this was not a good,long-term career choice. It prompted my move into training and development and,ultimately, generalist HR work.A natural career progression, you might think, but if I were counsellingyoung, ambitious HR professionals today I would strongly suggest they consideravoiding the “generalist” tag. My guess is the future lies inspecialisation and there will be fewer HR generalists around.One development that is causing this trend and fundamentally changing thenature of HR is outsourcing. This is de-skilling a great deal of transactional,personnel administration. Inevitably, this will lead to more specialistsdealing with higher volumes of work in narrowing areas of expertise.Generalists will never be able to compete with such an efficient service.Back at the ranch, those who want to remain part of the core HR team will beleft with a new range of roles to choose from. However, these will only suitthose who want to get much more involved in running the business. Even existingspecialists, such as compensation and benefits, will be expected to demonstratea much clearer connection to operating performance and shareholder value.New roles in performance measurement and HR/business information areevolving to become an integral part of operational management. Even though suchjob titles already exist, the full extent of these roles will only be fleshedout when the jobholders have developed a whole new range of skills andknowledge. At the highest, added-value end of the HR spectrum will be the organisationdesigners and HR strategists of the future. They will design high-performingteams, departments and functions. They will have in-depth knowledge ofprocesses and organisation structures and the interrelationship between thetwo. They will know the pros and cons of hierarchies and matrix organisationsand will have found answers to the conundrum of how to balance the need formanagerial control with the new imperative of giving employees greater freedomto act. If these predictions prove to be well-founded then we may well see areflection of what is happening in society at large – the gap between the”rich” and “poor” in HR will grow. The expert organisationdesigners will be worth their weight in gold and HR specialists will attract apremium. At the transactional end, however, the HR service centre operatorswill always be viewed as an overhead and find their costs constantly squeezed. If you’re an HR generalist, maybe it’s time to take stock of your career. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Learning from the last recession

first_imgA learning-based recovery is the only guaranteed protection for UK businessin a recession, says John Trasler, and e-leraning is vitalIn times of recession, the major concerns for most businesses are keepingafloat, staying in profit and preventing redundancies. Far from being classedas a priority, training and development strategies are often earmarked as‘non-essential’. However, a cursory glance at the past provides a clear snapshot of the follyof such short-termism. With hindsight, innovative and effective staffdevelopment is even more crucial in times of difficulty. At the end of the lastrecession, the winners were not those who had simply reshaped their businessesto fit the prevailing economic circumstances, but those who had taken theopportunity to prepare for the upturn. This is probably because the full extent and impact of any recession canonly be truly appreciated once the worst is over. As in all business scenarios,prolonged reactive response is simply a means of day-to-day survival, not arecipe for long-term success. Companies cannot afford to haemorrhage skills,experience and expertise as a consequence of difficult trading conditions. Thehard-won lessons of flatter management structures, more effective teamworking,multiskilling and individual empowerment must not be ignored. Instead,companies in all sectors should seriously consider the cost of withdrawingtheir commitment and investment in their people. Almost as a direct result of the hardship endured in the 1980s, the humancomponent of every business became a legitimate entry on the balance sheet.Today, given that most are operating in a knowledge-based economy, a company’sknowledge base is its most priceless asset. If the economic climate is toharden during 2002, it is essential that business-leaders maximise thecompany’s inherent knowledge, culture, expertise and experience to react tomarket changes. Failure to do this makes no economic sense. In the longer term, the businessis less well equipped to take advantage of the eventual upturn and in the shortterm is in danger of demotivating or losing key staff. It may be that acarefully crafted training programme, that incorporates knowledge-sharing,mentoring and management development, is the single most astute move anycompany can make in the face of a potential downturn. With the flexibility thate-learning brings and the tailoring of programmes to core competencies,strategic objectives and even specific cultures, it can no longer be arguedthat training and development incurs ‘excessive downtime’, ‘hidden costs’ or‘wastage’. Whatever happens in the first half of 2002, it is unlikely that we will seea return to traditional ways of doing business – and even less likely that wewill begin to turn our backs on the service ethos. The net result of this islikely to drive the value of the human asset upwards, making recruitment,retention and development absolutely critical to those who wish to succeed. The knowledge economy is here to stay. Let’s embrace it, draw on the lessonsof the last recession and drive our world-class business performance onward. Professor John Trasler is managing director of Worldwide Learning. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Learning from the last recessionOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more