More than sibling rivalry at stake for Bees v Worcester

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgTickets will be available on the gate, subject to ground capacity but supporters from both Clubs are urged to arrive at the ground in good time, especially with an earlier than usual kick off at 2pm LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Worcester Warriors Worcester’s Alex Grove Birmingham Solihull have named their team to face league leaders Worcester Warriors tomorrow, Saturday 19th February kick off 2pm at Damson Park. The Bees will be keen to get a final win bonus point to take into the forthcoming Relegation Playoffs, but are under no illusions about the challenge in facing the run away Championship leaders.Director of Rugby Russell Earnshaw and Bees’ leading try scoring Simon Hunt both come into the starting line up after returning from England Sevens duty, with Ollie Grove due to line up against his younger brother and former Bee Alex.A number of recent injuries sustained in the forwards over, what has been, an intense fixture schedule in recent weeks, has meant that Earnshaw has delayed naming his bench. Matt Long, Adrian Griffiths and Semisi Taulava are all sidelined with hamstring injuries and Bees have also recalled George Thomas – who was on loan at Loughborough Students – as emergency cover at hooker, with both Ben Gerry and Jack Preece ruled out for six and six to eight weeks respectively.Speaking ahead of the game, which is expected to be played in front of the biggest crowd of the season at Damson Park, Russell Earnshaw said, “Worcester have proven over the course of the season to be the best side in the league and so this will be a huge challenge for us going into a pivotal two months. It will also be the first time ex-Bees Matt Mullan and Alex Grove feature against the club, the latter playing against his younger brother for the first time and so we are looking forward to welcoming them back. As for us, we need to build on the recent home performances against Doncaster, Rotherham and Bristol.” The Bees team to face Worcester on Saturday at 2pm is: 1.Rob Dugard, 2.Ross McMillan (c), 3.Leo Halavatau, 4.Ross Noonan, 5.Dan Sanderson, 6.Rob Connolly, 7.Mike Denbee, 8.Russell Earnshaw, 9.Rod Petty, 10.Mark Woodrow, 11.Ollie Grove, 12.Sam Cox, 13.Will Lawson, 14.Simon Hunt, 15.Ollie Winter.Replacements: TBAlast_img read more


Florida municipalities vow crackdown on compliance with COVID-19 protocols

Posted On Jun 19 2021 by

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A notification sign is posted on the exit door at the Knights Pub on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The bar, where dozens of workers and patrons have come down with the new coronavirus, has had its alcohol license suspended. TAGSComplianceCOVID-19Face MasksGovernor Ron DeSantisLawsuitsLocal Governments Previous articleRegistration opens at noon today: Orange Co. Animal Services to hold drive-through pet food giveaway for residents financially impacted by COVID-19:Next articleFlorida Dept of Health urges caution and prevention tips for heat stroke and heat exhaustion Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name herecenter_img By John Haughey | The Center SquareFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis will not issue a statewide executive order requiring face masks be worn in public, but he also won’t preempt local governments from doing so.As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 40 Florida municipalities required everyone to wear a face mask in public, with many cities and counties vowing to more aggressively enforce social distancing protocols and COVID-19 reopening guidelines via fines and criminal prosecution.Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an advisory Saturday, recommending “all individuals in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible” and discouraging social gatherings of more than 50 people.The Florida Medical Association (FMA) also encouraged local officials last week to require face masks be worn in public.The advisories are spurred by rising COVID-19 case counts in Florida. As of Tuesday, more than 103,500 cases have been diagnosed in Florida since March, with the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) COVID-19 dashboard reporting 3,286 new cases and 64 deaths for Monday, raising the state’s mortality count to 3,238.Tampa, Orange County, Orlando, the Florida Keys and St. Petersburg were among Florida municipalities last week that required face masks in public.On Monday, 34 mayors from Miami-Dade County’s 35 cities announced plans to require face masks in public, with violators risking misdemeanor charges.Mayors of Miami, Key Biscayne, North Miami Beach, Highland Beach, Aventura, Miami Shore and Miami Gardens were among those who said they would issue mandatory mask orders, with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber being the lone holdout.“Obviously,” Gelber said, “if we get to a point where our health care system is going to be overrun, we’ll have to consider everything on the table.”Palm Beach County commissioners will review a mandatory mask proposal this week. Lakeland and Jacksonville city leaders have opted not to do so.Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez has encouraged police and code enforcement officers to ensure people are social distancing and businesses are complying with county reopening guidelines.South Florida officials said an Instagram account, @covid_305, is posting videos of restaurants and hotels flouting social distancing and mask rules, and they’ll use them as evidence.When Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings issued a mandatory face mask order June 17, concurrently imposed by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, he warned of an accompanying enforcement crackdown.Over the weekend, the county shut down the Knights Pub in Orlando after a state inspector found patrons weren’t socially distancing and the pub was not following reopening rules.The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation said Monday at least 13 pub employees and 28 patrons have tested positive for COVID-19.Demings opted not to impose criminal penalties for noncompliance but said he’d do so if COVID-19 numbers continue to surge.Nevertheless, three conservative Republicans filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Demings’ mandatory mask order.State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger and Orange County Republican Party Chairman Charles Hart – as co-counsel and an individual, not on behalf of the committee – said Demings’ order is so vague pastors wonder whether they’ll be in violation while preaching unmasked from pulpits.At a Monday news conference, Stemberger said the lawsuit would be dropped if Demings changed the word “require” to “recommend” for masks.The order “was just poorly done. It’s draconian. It’s confusing, it’s contradictory and it’s unconstitutional,” Stemberger said. “The mayor is playing games. He’s saying it’s voluntary on one hand, but on the other, he’s saying, ‘Well, we may enforce it in the future. We’re not sure.’ ”Demings said Monday the order “is a major approach in this community to responding appropriately to the current state of affairs regarding the COVID-19 virus that is raging amongst us.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


Adel Hammuda and Rasha Azab appeared before a military prosecutor

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation News June 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Adel Hammuda and Rasha Azab appeared before a military prosecutorcenter_img RSF_en Adel Hammuda, the editor of the newspaper Al-Fajr, and Rasha Azab, one of his reporters, appeared before a military prosecutor in connection with an article that quoted a senior army officer. They were to be tried before a military court on a still undetermined date. Azab was facing a possible jail sentence on a charge of publishing “false information liable to disturb public security” in the article she wrote for Al-Fajr’s 12 June issue. Hammuda was facing a possible fine for alleged negligence in his role as editor.The article was about a meeting between Cairo military commander Gen. Hassan Al-Ruwaini, a member of the Armed Forces Supreme Council, and representatives of a group called “No military trials for civilians” about the torture of demonstrators by civilian police.last_img read more


Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patients

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash WHEN Karen Sheahan from Castletroy was diagnosed with cervical cancer ten years ago, she had been previously tested for practically everything but that insidious disease.Suffering symptoms for two years when she was 22 and 23, she was too young to be included in the national screening programme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And when she needed treatment, there was no mental health support offered to her on what was often a fearsome journey.Fortunately, Keren will celebrate ten years free of cancer this December and she is marking that milestone by joining the Irish Cancer Society’s advocate group in campaigning for emotional and mental support to be available for patients at every stage of the disease.“Cancer changes you and there are consequences which may affect you for the rest of your life, as it has me,” she told the Limerick Post.Karen, who works in the University of Limerick, says her experience is what prompted her to take up a study in which she is now doing a Master Degree course in counselling and psychotherapy.“At no stage was I offered counselling support. I had to seek it out and pay for it myself but people who are undergoing treatment often can’t work and can’t afford €60 a week for counselling sessions.“There is a fantastic facility in University Hospital, the Daffodil Clinic but it only operates from nine to five Monday to Friday so it can be very hard for people to avail of it.”Karen was tested after being alerted by the death of Big Brother celebrity, Jade Goodey, who passed away as a result of late diagnosed cervical cancer.“Reading about her prompted me to look up the symptoms and request a test,” said Karen.“There’s a fear of talking about it. It’s almost a taboo subject, especially cervical cancer.“I decided to become an advocate to encourage people to speak out and to have mental health supports put in place, supports that people are offered rather than having to go looking for.“The consultants are there to cure the cancer and they are fantastic but there is a bigger picture about how it affects a person’s life and well-being. Positive mental health and support to have that is important too.”The Irish Cancer Society’s Advocacy Network encourages cancer patients, survivors, their families and caregivers to support campaigns  such as reversing the underinvestment in cancer care, and the urgent need for additional supports for cancer patients, including mental health support. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsKaren seeks mental health support for cancer patientsBy Bernie English – September 25, 2020 107 WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMental Health center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Print Previous articleCity publicans alert to danger of Covid resurgenceNext articleLimerick family made memories on their Alzheimer’s walk Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more


Uber Eats Launches Eat Local: A Renewed Commitment to US Local Merchants

Posted On Jun 2 2021 by

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleRapidMiner Partners with Hivecell to Enable Real-Time AI at the EdgeNext articleRaanta makes 40 saves, Coyotes beat Blues 4-3 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Pinterest SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) today announced its Eat Local campaign, renewed efforts to support independent restaurant owners and operators in 2021 as the industry continues to face COVID-related challenges. “We’re here for restaurants at Uber Eats—as we have been since the start of the health crisis,” said Stephane Ficaja, head of Uber Eats and Delivery for the US & Canada. “Today we’re committing $20 million through various initiatives at a critical time, renewing promises we’ve made on pricing, and will remain focused on our partners’ success in the months ahead.” Details of the support package include :$4.5 million in microgrants to be administered by LISC, pledged to support restaurants active on Uber’s platforms in any U.S. city with financial challenges related to the pandemicWaived and reduced fees for restaurants who use Uber Eats services: 0% for Pickup, 0% for processing orders directly on their own websites, and $0 to receive daily payouts to help increase reliable daily cash flow through July 2021.Reduced delivery fees for consumers on all Uber Eats orders from independent U.S. restaurants, and dedicated marketing campaigns—both in-app and via email—to promote delivery from local restaurantsUber matching to all consumer contributions to restaurants made using the Restaurant Contribution feature in Uber Eats Additional benefits include extensions of previously announced programs for restaurants to receive daily payouts, rather than the company’s standard weekly payout, and restaurant fee reductions on all Pickup orders and orders processed through its Online Ordering service on independent restaurant websites. “The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) applauds Uber’s commitment to small business owners who rely on its platform to reach customers, particularly as restaurants navigate a challenging winter,” said Ron Busby, President of USBC. “Black-owned restaurants have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and we are delighted that our members will benefit from the $4.5 million grant program and continued waived fees.” “Restaurants continue to face unprecedented challenges this winter. Uber’s support underscores the importance of the entire restaurant and foodservice industry working together as one to advance our recovery efforts,” said Tom Bené, President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “These microgrants will help independent restaurants stay open and continue serving their customers and their communities.” Details of the Eats Local Support Effort can be found at eatlocaleffort.com About Uber Eats Uber Eats is an on-demand food delivery app and website that helps bring millions of people around the world the food they want, at the tap of a button. With over 500,000 restaurants in more than 6,000 cities around the world. Uber Eats offers millions of dishes while maintaining an average delivery time under 30 minutes. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005122/en/ Investors and analysts:[email protected]:[email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE RESTAURANT/BAR TECHNOLOGY FOOD/BEVERAGE LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT MOBILE/WIRELESS RETAIL SOURCE: Uber Technologies, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:30 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005122/en Pinterest Local Newscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Uber Eats Launches Eat Local: A Renewed Commitment to US Local Merchants Facebook TAGS  last_img read more


Pandemic’s Impact on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img Tagged with: JP Morgan mortgage Revenue Wells Fargo July 15, 2020 1,665 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save JP Morgan mortgage Revenue Wells Fargo 2020-07-15 Mike Albanese Previous: Ginnie Mae Issues $61B in MBS in June Next: GSEs Completed 16,000 Foreclosure Prevention Actions in April Pandemic’s Impact on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo The economic turmoil created by the COVID-19 pandemic continued to test the mettle of banking giants JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo in Q2 2020. However, the quarter ended with JPMorgan posting record revenue and Wells Fargo posting a steep decline.JPMorgan announced $33.8 billion in Q2 2020 revenue, resulting in a profit of $4.69 billion. However, while the latest revenue result was greater than the $29.4 billion from Q2 2019, this quarter’s profit was smaller than the $9.6 billion figure from the previous year.JPMorgan’s retail banking division received a $176 million loss in Q2 2020, compared with its $4.2 billion profit one year earlier. But its mortgage activities were a bright spot, with home lending net revenue up 51% year-over-year to $1.7 billion. The company mostly credited this upswing to higher product margins, while Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon cited “the strength of our digital platform” as being key to its home lending profits.“As one of the world’s largest financial institutions, our actions are critical to keeping the global economy going—from processing $6 trillion in payments each day worldwide to keeping three-quarters of our nearly 5,000 branches open and safe—to meet individuals’ financial needs,” Dimon stated. “During these unprecedented times, JPMorgan Chase remains resilient and steadfast in using all of our resources to support our colleagues, clients, and communities across the globe.”Wells Fargo Q2 2020 revenue was $17.7 billion, down from $21.6 billion one year earlier. The company’s mortgage banking income was $317 million, a steep plummet from the $758 million in Q2 2019.“The decline in mortgage banking income reflected a lower valuation of our mortgage servicing rights asset as a result of assumption updates, including higher prepayment assumptions and higher expected servicing costs due to higher projected defaults,” said Wells Fargo in its earnings report. “Additionally, net servicing fees were lower due to payment deferrals and fee waivers instituted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These declines were partially offset by higher net gains on mortgage loan production activities.”Wells Fargo added that its production margin on residential held-for-sale mortgage loan originations increased to 2.04% from 0.98% in Q2 2019. Residential held-for-sale mortgage loanoriginations increased $43 billion from last year’s $33 billion, primarily based on the lower mortgage loan interest rates. Mortgage originations for the quarter totaled $59 billion versus $53 billion one year earlier, with 66% of its applications coming in as refinance requests compared to 44% in the previous year.“We are extremely disappointed in both our second quarter results and our intent to reduce our dividend,” said Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf. “Our view of the length and severity of the economic downturn has deteriorated considerably from the assumptions used last quarter, which drove the $8.4 billion addition to our credit loss reserve in the second quarter. While the negative impact of the pandemic is unprecedented and many of our business drivers were negatively impacted, our franchise should perform better, and we will make changes to improve our performance regardless of the operating environment.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Pandemic’s Impact on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more


Carlson named 2018 Jean Lake scholarship recipient

Posted On May 24 2021 by

first_img Published 4:00 am Saturday, April 21, 2018 By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The concentration pieces were to demonstrate knowledge of a subject and convey that understanding to those who viewed the artwork.Sarah’s idea for her concentration pieces was founded in her interest in mental disorders and how they affect people differently.“I wanted to create feeling with the use of color but I used gray spray paint for the backgrounds to show the darkness and unhappiness that mental disorders cause,” Sarah said. “Someone with a mental disorder can be happy and then suddenly sad.”She illustrated the mood swings that can occur when one is dealing with a mental disorder with a watercolor of a jellyfish and rocks.“The jellyfish is fluid and the rock are hard,” she said. “That’s how it can be with mental illnesses, from good times to hard times.”Sarah painted a dog, penned Geisha girls and illustrated a folktale as ways of telling the story of mental disorders through art.She plans to first attend Troy University and later Auburn University and pursue a degree in veterinary science.She hopes to open a veterinary practice that will be artistically designed and aesthetically pleasing for the comfort of the animals. Skip You Might Like Sarah Carlson, a senior at Charles Henderson High School, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Jean Lake Scholarship, which is presented annually by the Troy Arts Council.The scholarship is named in memory of nationally acclaimed Troy artist Jean Lake and is awarded to a local high school senior who has exceptional artistic talent and plans to continue his or her art education in college.Charlotte Walden, CHHS art teacher, said Sarah is very deserving of the $2,000 scholarship. Carlson named 2018 Jean Lake scholarship recipient Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Overmatched: Trojans have season come to a close after opening round sweep at the hands of St. Paul’s St. Paul’s Episcopal of Mobile took a 14-7 win over Charles Henderson High in the first game and a 12-0… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article “Art comes naturally for Sarah,” Walden said. “She has a personal connection with her artwork. She is not afraid to try new ideas and techniques. She is an avid sketcher and has shown tremendous growth as an artist, as exampled by her concentration pieces, which won her the scholarship.”Walden said Sarah’s concentration pieces demonstrated the breadth of her work and the diversity of her technique, subject matter and conceptual ideas.“As her teacher, her work moved me,” Walden said.Sarah expressed appreciation to the Troy Arts Council for the confidence placed in her and her abilities with the awarding of the scholarship. “I was not expecting to win because there are other senior art students that are so talented,” she said. “The scholarship is a great honor and I want to thank the Troy Arts Council for giving me this opportunity.”Sarah said her interest in art could be traced back to when she was only a toddler.“My uncle and my dad got me interested in art,” she said. “My uncle is a freelance artist. He designs logos and creates art for Christian books for children. My dad majored in art so they were the ones that influenced me, and, too, I just love art.”As an Advanced Placement art student, Sarah was required to include concentration pieces in her art portfolio. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Charles Henderson High School senior Sarah Carlson has been awarded the prestigious Jean Lake Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annual by the Troy Arts Council to a senior art student in a local high school. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


Bear approaches hiker in Mount Rainier National Park

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgiStock(WASHINGTON) — A family who had a close encounter with a bear while hiking in Washington shared their story — and video of the incident — as a reminder for others to stay vigilant in the wilderness.Less than half an hour into the family’s hike near Myrtle Falls at Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday, a small bear wandered up to Jasmine Bartley’s teenage brother, according to ABC News Seattle affiliate KOMO-AM.Bartley said she heard a woman behind her audibly gasp, turned around and saw the bear just a few feet away from her brother. Everyone else behind him ran up a hill for their safety.The bear checked out the teen, who did not have any food on him, for a few seconds and then continued on down the hillside.“I couldn’t even breathe. I was terrified,” Bartley told KOMO-AM. “I didn’t know what to do. It was the first time seeing huge wildlife. And I was just scared. Gut-wrenching, honestly.”Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police captain Jeff Wickersham told KOMO-AM the encounter was very unusual.“When the bear walked up to the one hiker and got right at their feet, there’s not much you can do at that range and that proximity,” Wickersham said.“I can’t say I’ve ever seen a video of that happening in that type of location before,” he said, adding that the family didn’t do anything wrong.He advised other hikers if you encounter a bear to make yourself appear bigger than they are, get distance between yourself and the animal, carry bear spray and don’t run.“Sometimes animals will just start following you when you start running away,” Wickersham added. “And they didn’t. They stood their ground. And I think that was probably a wise choice.”Bears typically look for food to prepare for winter during this time of year, Wickersham said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


New jobs are aimed at over 40s recruits

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_img Scottish Equitable, a Dutch-owned, Edinburgh-based pension and life assurance company, is actively encouraging the over-40s to apply for 100 new customer services posts.The company already employs 3,000 staff at its Edinburgh headquarters but decided, prior to the recent Government report, Winning the Generation Game, to target older employees as part of its recruitment policy.Group public relations manager Scott White said, “The specific targeting of over 40-year-olds is designed to add a further blend of experienced, mature, and appropriately qualified people into the organisation.“In the recent past we have successfully integrated large numbers of older employees into our workforce. Without doubt this has been of mutual benefit – the dynamism of the young added to the experience and maturity of the older generation is a proven winning combination.“People are often deterred from applying for positions they are more than suited for because they may make a presumption the jobs are destined for younger people.”The decision to target older employees comes against a backdrop of high demand for staff from the financial sector in Edinburgh. Companies are offering inflated wages, extra training and a range of incentives to draw employees to jobs as demand grows stronger. For example, the new Halifax Internet bank, Intelligent Finance, has just created 1,200 new jobs in the city, and Scottish Equitable itself has created over 1,000 new posts over the past two years. Comments are closed. New jobs are aimed at over 40s recruitsOn 16 May 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


Flexible work rules set to fail limited-skills workers

Posted On May 12 2021 by

first_imgPoorer workers could miss out on the benefits family-friendly workingregulations will provide, warns The Work Foundation. It claims the proposed regulations that intend to help employees balancework and family life could create a two-tier workforce, unless properlymonitored. The regulations propose giving employees the right to have their requestsfor family-friendly working seriously considered. In response to the DTI’s consultation the Work Foundation said theGovernment needs to monitor the quality as well as quantity of family-friendlyworking on offer. This is to avoid the ‘best’ forms of flexibility going tohighly skilled or valued workers who can negotiate their own terms, leavingonly limited flexibility to other employees. Theo Blackwell, chief policy specialist at the lobbying body, said:”The Work Foundation welcomes the new duty to consider requests for flexibleworking as a positive step that will encourage employers to modernise theirapproach to flexible work requests. “Employees who are in a position of strength may benefit the most,while the majority, not realising the full range of flexible working on offer,could miss the best opportunities to change their working patterns. “We hope this duty will help employers move towards a more formal andpolicy-based approach which is transparent and fairer to both employers andemployees.” www.theworkfoundation.com Previous Article Next Article Flexible work rules set to fail limited-skills workersOn 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more