Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Charity highlights indigestion symptomsOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article One in five people cannot recognise the symptoms of indigestion and 18 percent believe heartburn is caused by eating food that is too hot, a consumers’charity has said. The Consumer Health Information Centre survey also found one in five peoplethink it is fine to burp at work. The CHIC is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms ofindigestion and is encouraging occupational health units throughout the UK topromote awareness to their colleagues. It has also published a free leaflet onthe issue. The workplace is full of potential indigestion triggers, according to DrSohail Butt, a committee member of the Primary Care Society forGastroenterology and an adviser to the CHIC. “Shift workers who eat at unusual times, people who are active soonafter eating and anyone in a stressful environment may be at increased risk ofexperiencing indigestion. “Indigestion can make you feel quite unwell, and so may disrupt yournormal working day. The campaign will promote ways of reducing indigestion andwill help people with symptoms to treat themselves effectively andsafely.” A resource pack is available from 020-7404 7842 or online at www.chic.org.uk
HR is central to Regus response to downturnOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The board of Regus, the serviced office provider, have not drawn theirsalaries since the middle of last year in a bid to cut costs. The company, which lost 60 per cent of its share value in four days lastJune, has restructured its HR strategy to support its drive for profitability. Mark Dixon, chief executive of Regus, explained that the directors have alsotaken pay cuts to help minimise the level of redundancies, although sales staffhave been cut by 50 per cent. “We didn’t want to lose people. If you lose staff, you lose customersand eventually you will lose the business,” he said. Regus has intensified its sales approach and is trying to improve thequality of its customer service. Goal-based bonuses have been introduced and HRis focused on maximising staff potential. It is also trying to recruit from non-traditional areas – older staff,part-timers and former staff – and is offering flexible working arrangements. Dixon told delegates at Richmond Events’ Human Resources Forum: “We aretrying to achieve more with less. HR’s role is to energise the business with anew, refocused approach. We are looking at new ways of hiring and employingpeople.” Secondments and transfers have become important to keep staff motivated, andthe firm has implemented an inexpensive online learning system. Dixon believes openness and honesty are vital when times are tough. He said:”Newspaper coverage affected the morale of the staff, and it becameessential to over-communicate to explain why everything was happening.” “When you’ve got flat revenues there is not a lot of good news to talkabout so we had to keep staff focused on our goals, which are profitability andcash generation, rather than stock price. If we focus on the basics then ourstock price will follow.” Last month, Regus signed a deal to provide Nokia with 10,000 serviced officeworkstations and Dixon is confident the company will achieve growth next year. By Mike Broad
NOVEMBER 29TH, 2017 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAUpcoming public projects were the main focus of Wednesday night’s edition of the Traveling City Hall. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was there along with other city departments.City Engineer Brent Schmitt gave an update on projects along North Main Street and near the downtown medical school campus.He also shared plans for road projects starting next summer on Weinbach and Covert Avenues along with the roundabout coming to Haynie’s Corner.Officials say the projects are all part of a new era of growth for Evansville.Schmitt says, “We always take people’s concerns and comments you know seriously and we’ll look into those comments and concerns and we’ll continue to move forward with the approval process for the process.”After the meeting folks got a chance to share their concerns one on one with the Vanderburgh County Department heads.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS SHOULD APPROVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSED WESTSIDE RESTAURANT-BARFor almost a year well respected and successful businessman Kerry Chesser petitioned the Board of Zoning of Appeals to approve his re-zoning requests concerning a Restaurant-Bar on West Franklin street.At the last meeting his request ended with a 3 to 3 tie with one member absent. Because of the tie vote he’s forced to wait another month to see if his re-zoning request will be approved by Board of Zoning of Appeals. This delay will cost him additional legal expenses.Mr. Chesser originally requested that the Board of Zoning Appeals approve his plans to renovate his 11,000 square foot building into an upscale Restaurant-Bar on West Franklin street. Because his on-site parking plans doesn’t meet current zoning parking requirements he is now forced to tear down a section of the building in order to comply with the City’s parking requirements. Instead of having a 11,000 square foot building to house his proposed Restaurant-Bar will now be 5,000 square feet.Because of legal opposition from a future competitor, Mr Chesser was forced to draw up new plans for a 5,000-square-foot Restaurant-Bar. The amended plans will now have the seating capacity for 235 people. It will have 76 parking spaces and with an side agreement with adjoining property owner to share 17 parking spaces. Its important to point out that the amended plans will provide a greater percentage of parking spaces than most other West Franklin street businesses.We recall several years back that City Council approved West Franklin street as an “ENTERTAINMENT ZONE.” Also owners of other Restaurant-Bars on West Franklin street supports Mr. Chesser’s new parking request. Another good reason why the Zoning Appeals Board should give approval to Mr. Chesser’s request is that the Lamasco Neighborhood Association “endorsed” Mr. Chesser’s petition for parking at his new Restaurant-Bar.Bottom line, Kerry Chesser is a respected businessman that has contributed many hundreds of thousands of dollars to those in need in our community for many years. His proposed Restaurant-Bars will be an assist to the West Franklin street area. It is our opinion that the Board of Zoning Appeals should approve without delay Mr. Chessers plans to locate an upscale Restaurant-Bars on West Franklin street!The next Board of Zoning Appeals meeting is on Nov. 17 at the Civic Center.EDITORS FOOTNOTE: Some Information in this Editorial came from an article that appeared in the Evansville Courier & Press on-line publication. The article concerning this meeting was written by John Martin of the Courier & Press.
× HUDSON COUNTY — Hudson County officials and residents are keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence, as some forecasters predict the storm will gain in intensity over the next week and make landfall on the southern East Coast on Friday.Those who remember Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and recent flooding from other area storms are well aware of the dangers that a hurricane can pose to this area.The city of Hoboken recently posted tips for hurricane preparation.To track the storm or future storms, click this link to the National Hurricane Center throughout the season.And keep watching hudsonreporter.com for breaking news in Hudson County, New Jersey. Send tips to [email protected] and put your town in the subject head.
This has been a difficult week, I’m not going to make any pretence of that. We worked extraordinarily hard to do our very best to enable an Executive to be formed and I still believe that can be done, with the will of the politicians to deliver what the people of Northern Ireland want and need: their elected politicians doing the right thing and delivering devolved government for the people of Northern Ireland. The message I have had from the retailers and shoppers I have met downstairs is that that is what they want too. They want to exploit the opportunities that would come from a stable government being able to deliver the reforms and the transformation this country needs. I’ve just been hearing about how in terms of retail outlets, this centre is number one not just in Northern Ireland but in the island of Ireland, and it is number three in the whole of the United Kingdom in some categories. That is a fantastic achievement. It really goes to show what is bringing people to Belfast, why they are coming to Northern Ireland and why we want it to continue. Speaking after a tour of the shopping centre, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland said: I am absolutely delighted to be here in Victoria Square enjoying the very best that Belfast has to offer. You just have to look at this view, look at what this city is today, and think about what has been achieved in 20 years. Think about how much more we can do, and how much we have to build on, to continue Belfast and Northern Ireland’s success. I am here to help them deliver that. I will do all I can to try and get devolved government back into Stormont because I genuinely believe that is the best thing for the people of Northern Ireland.
Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Sunney Xie will receive the Founders Award from the Biophysical Society for his influential contributions to the study of biological systems at the single-molecule level and for the development of nonlinear vibrational microscopy. The Founders Award is given to scientists for outstanding achievement in any area of biophysics. Xie will receive $1,000.Xie will receive the award at the society’s 56th annual meeting on Feb. 28 in San Diego. For more information.
A revolution, 50 years in the making Chris Wallace, then-reporter for WHRB, reports from University Hall on April 9, 1969. Credit: WHRB,In response, by April 11 thousands of Harvard students, teaching fellows, junior faculty, and a few senior faculty from all parts of the University had gathered in Harvard Stadium, striking and boycotting classes.The occupation wasn’t a step taken lightly. “There was a lot of time spent in conversation about the war in dining halls and dorm rooms,” said Rapoport, who was one of the students arrested. “There was a lot of time in meetings. There were one-to-one conversations, knocking on the doors in dorms. There were teach-ins. There were debates in various Houses. There were various demonstrations on campus. It was not as if [the events in April] came out of the blue. There was a lot of work that went into it before hand.”Susan Jhirad ’64, Ph.D. ’72, a lifelong activist and now a retired teacher, was one of two women on the strike steering committee and a graduate teaching fellow in 1969. She was arrested, expelled, and later readmitted to Harvard.“We accomplished some of the things we set out to do,” she said. “We got rid of the ROTC, at least for a while. We got an African American studies program [now the Department of African and African American Studies]. Harvard built low-income housing on Mission Hill. We won some of our basic demands. We actually effected social change. It’s important for young people to know that change is possible.” “We actually effected social change. It’s important for young people to know that change is possible.” — Susan Jhirad ’64, Ph.D. ’72 The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Connecting Harvard history to its surroundings On Friday, a daylong event called “The Strike of 1969, Protest at Harvard, and Organizing Today,” will feature conversation between strike participants and current student activists moderated by Jhirad, a 90-minute session devoted to small intergenerational discussion groups, and an evening reception in the Nathan Pusey Library, where the current exhibit features archival materials from the student uprising. About 100 strike participants are expected to attend.,“Young people today seem so much smarter than we were. They balance the need for protest with the need for elections.” — Michael Ansara ’68,“The events of 1969 were a watershed moment in the antiwar movement,” said Rapoport. “They were a major marking point for the University, and they were a life-changing experience for the people who were part of them. Fifty years later it seems important to mark that moment and engage in discussions with activists on campus today who are dealing with this generation’s version of the critical issues of our time.”Michael Ansara ’68, a longtime organizer who co-founded Mass Poetry, a Boston nonprofit that seeks to bring verse to a larger audience, returned to Harvard a year after graduating to help coordinate the occupation and the strike, and was among those arrested. He wants to demystify the ’60s and hopes the intergenerational conversation will be as much a reflection of the more mundane work of organizing and persuasion as a reminiscence of the dramatic moments of the strike.“Student activists have the history of ’60s radicalism to compare themselves to, for better or for worse,” he said. “There’s a mythologizing about the decade that doesn’t help today’s student-activists.”What is often overlooked, Ansara said, is the years of work student activists put into protesting against the war. Isa Flores-Jones ’19, who will be a panelist on Friday, has similar feelings about the legacy of 1969.“It’s inspiring to think of a time when students showed up to support campus activism en masse, but it’s also possible to misconstrue the activism of the ’60s and forget that there were a lot of dissenting opinions across movements,” said Flores-Jones, the coordinator of Divest Harvard. “Movement work takes a huge amount of collaboration and coordination. There’s no single-issue movement, just like there’s no single-issue person.”Flores-Jones, like Rapoport and other members of the 1969 strike, spends many hours focused on the nitty-gritty of organizing. “Day to day I answer a lot of emails and attend a lot of meetings,” she said. “Also, I do a lot of thinking about how to make other peoples’ work easier; how to delegate responsibility and make people feel comfortable working with one another.”In reflecting on their successes and failures Friday, members of the ’69 strike who are participating in the anniversary will help current student activists like Flores-Jones figure out how to create structural change and perhaps even a sustained shift in power. In doing so, they hope to build institutional memory among generations of Harvard student activists.,The biggest lesson they’d like to impart? Vote.“We didn’t vote,” said Jhirad. “We thought both parties were involved in pursuing the terrible Vietnam War so it was hard to vote for any of them, and then Richard Nixon got elected.”Ansara recalled that a popular chant among activists at the time was, “Vote with your feet, vote in the streets!”“Young people today seem so much smarter than we were,” Ansara added. “They balance the need for protest with the need for elections.”Despite their mistakes, members of the ’69 strike had many successes, realizing much of the change they set out to create. “It’s a reminder that students do have power and can effect change on campus,” said Arielle Blacklow ’21, co-president of Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental Justice. “I hold that close.”“In 1969 the overarching issue was the war in Vietnam, and stopping that felt like an urgent moral imperative for students at the time,” Rapoport said. “Today’s equivalent is climate change. Every scientific report gets worse and worse in terms of the danger and the speed at which current policies are endangering the planet and the children, so I think students of today are feeling that same urgency. A major impact the strike and organizing had back then is I think it gave students a sense that they could make a difference. Their voices can be heard. They need to be emphatic, but change is possible.”,Flores-Jones said she has been incredibly inspired by the work of the ’69 strikers. “We’d love for any members [of the strike] to add their voices to our call for action against fossil fuels and the prison-industrial complex,” she said, “Many of them already have.”Rapoport, for his part, said he learns as much from students like Blacklow and Flores-Jones as they do from him.“Young people today have such a sophistication about strategy, tactics, and communication,” he said. “Activists today are leveraging power as consumers, and voters, and that’s borne some real fruit. We want to share our experiences, and we want to absorb energy and ideas of the students as well.” Harvard’s long-ago student risings A year that changed students, and students changed the world PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle Fullscreen Miles Rapoport ’71 boasts an impressive resumé. He spent 15 years as a community organizer and another 15 as a state legislator and the secretary of state in Connecticut. In 2017, he was appointed a senior practice fellow in American democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. This year, Rapoport added another title to his resume: event planner.To mark the 50th anniversary this month of the Harvard strike of 1969, Rapoport has organized what he hopes will be a meaningful commemoration of the iconic moment of activism on campus that will engage critical reflection of its successes and failures. In his HKS office — which has a poster from the ’69 strike — Rapoport described the event, which will feature strike participants and current College activists, as “an intergenerational conversation about activism then and now.”Rapoport was a College sophomore when he and about 500 other student-activists took over University Hall on April 9, 1969, to protest Harvard’s role in the Vietnam War. The students demanded that Harvard end its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, which was providing officers for a war they considered morally bankrupt. Harvard President Nathan Pusey called city and state police onto campus to remove the protesters, who had vowed nonviolent resistance, and before sunrise the next day about 400 officers in riot gear used what some accounts called excessive force against the students. According to Harvard a Crimson article published the following day, “between 250 and 300 people were arrested in the raid, and nearly 75 students were injured.”,PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle Fullscreen Time when colleges reflected unbridled liberty, questionable self-discipline Hugh Calkins reads Corporation statement on April 18, 1969, responding to students’ eight demands. Credit: WHRB Freshmen dive into archives to learn from University’s past about its ties to a wider world Related ‘Harvard, 1968’ looks at the events that defined a decade The Harvard and Radcliffe Class of 1968 returns to campus
Stock Image.CONEWANGO – New York State Police say a 5-year-old died following a law mower accident this week in Conewango.Troopers in a media release Friday evening say they were dispatched Wednesday night to a report of a child unresponsive under a lawn mower on Route 241.Through investigation police believe that the child riding lawn mower without an adult and was thrown from the mower.The lawn mower then drove over the child causing fatal injuries, police said. The 5-year-old was pronounced at the scene and the trooper’s investigation remains ongoing. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),WTF! Remove this from your site now! Show some respect,How is this disrespectful?!? They didn’t even use the word dead in the sentence they simple said pronounced….thats how respectful they were! Take your anger out on those responsible for a 5 y.o. on a mower not those reporting about it!!!,Is this guy an idiot ?? Show some respect?? What did I miss,Who allows a 5 year old to operate a riding lawn mower??,A 5 year old shouldn’t even be near a lawnmower and should be taught to stay away from them because they are dangerous!!
Enjoy a two night stay in a King Jacuzzi Suite at the closest boutique hotel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wake to a sunrise over the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoy breakfast in your suite or on your private balcony/pation and just relax enjoying your whirlpool tub for two, your steam shower for two, a picnic, onsite massage, smores at the campfire by the pond and a walk to our overlook to watch a sunset over Clingmans Dome.Package is valid until Sept. 30 2015 with July, October and Holidays as the blackout dates.The entry deadline for this contest had passed. Check out our other giveaways here. Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on December 1st, 2014. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before December 1st, 6:00 PM EST 2014. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.