Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Payton Lieb and Kylie Minamishin each scored as the Nevada Wolfpack doubled up Southern Utah 2-1 Sunday in NCAA non-conference women’s soccer action at Thunderbird soccer field. Devri Hartle scored the first goal of the game, 64:41 in, to give the Thunderbirds a short-lived 1-0 lead. Kendal Stovall earned the win for the Wolfpack, posting six saves in the win. Nevada improved to 3-0-1 with the win while the Thunderbirds slumped to 1-3.IRVINE, Calif.-Makayla Christensen found the net at the 83:53 mark as the Utah Utes tied UC Irvine 1-1 in NCAA non-conference women’s soccer action Sunday. The Anteaters took a 1-0 lead at the 19:09 mark. As the Utes secured the tie, they currently sport a record of 1-1-1 while the Anteaters fell to 0-2-1. Brad James August 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah NCAA Women’s Soccer Roundup: 8/26 Tags: Anteaters/Devri Hartle/Kendal Stovall/Kylie Minamishin/Makayla Christensen/Nevada Wolfpack/Payton Lieb/Southern Utah
Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Agents unhappy over RICS cost-cutting and 140 redundancies previous nextAssociations & BodiesAgents unhappy over RICS cost-cutting and 140 redundanciesMembers have told The Negotiator that job losses weren’t mentioned at AGM, and that senior team should take larger pay cut.Nigel Lewis30th November 202002,731 Views RICS member agents have been sent an email by chief executive Sean Tomkins confirming that 140 staff have been made redundant as the 152-year-old institution moves to “substantially reduce its operating costs”.Signed by Global CEO Sean Tomkins (left), the email says the redundancies, consultations about which began two months ago, anticipate “a significant reduction in commercial revenue, the action we are taking puts us in a better position to maintain our financial resilience, without the need for raising professional fees, whilst protecting our reserves given the ongoing economic uncertainty”.But agents have been in contact with The Negotiator to register their unhappiness that the confirmed job-cuts weren’t mentioned at RIC’s annual AGM ten days ago, which was attended by 636 members during an online event.As one RICs agent put it: “This announcement is fortuitously timed the week after the RICS online AGM, thus avoiding the opportunity for questions”.They are also annoyed that while so many employees have been made redundant, board members have so far only taken voluntary pay-cuts of 15% and senior managers 12.5%, which were revealed in July when six regional offices were closed.Base salaryLast year Tomkins earned £510,000 including a base salary of £253,753.A 15% cut is below both Rightmove and OTM, whose senior teams took a 20% salary cut during the worst months of the lockdown.In the email, Tomkins thanks the departing staff for their professionalism and contribution, but also reveals that RICS is moving to a ‘digital first’ delivery of its services.“We will be digital first, but not digital only; investing to bring you an engaging experience that places knowledge and competency at its heart, supported by face-to-face activities where appropriate and feasible,” he says.The Negotiator has contacted RICS for comment.Read more about RICS.RICS redundancies Sean Tomkins RICS November 30, 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
Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: “Kids at Work Day” Held at HM Naval Base Clyde April 17, 2013 View post tag: day View post tag: Naval The children of workers at HM Naval Base Clyde were treated to a day of activities on Thursday, March 21, when “Kids at Work Day” came to the military site.Twenty-four children visited on the day and began events with a trip “doon the water” courtesy of the Ministry of Defence Police’s Clyde Marine Unit.Children and parents were also hosted by Royal Marines from 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group who took the time to show their visitors some of the wide array of equipment which the Marines use.This was followed by a tour of the Royal Marines’ new Island Class Patrol Vessels which had just returned from live firing exercises at sea.The children also got to experience the purpose-built submarine simulator within the Naval Base’s Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) building before a well-earned spot of lunch with their parents.The afternoon brought the opportunity for the children to go tobogganing at the Neptune Ski Centre and there was even a little genuine snow fall to get them in the mood.Next up was a visit to the Ministry of Defence Police’s Dog Section where specialist search dog, Murphy, was one of the star attractions. The Naval Base’s Fire Station also provided children and parents with a tour and a chance to travel on a fire engine.The final stop on the day was the Naval Base’s Sportsdrome facility where children and those accompanying parents who were brave enough, got to use the climbing wall and practice their rope skills.Organiser of the day, Joanne McMurdo from Lockheed Martin UK Strategic Systems (LMUK SS), said:“We would like to thank all the base sections that we visited for making us feel thoroughly welcome.“It was a fantastic day and the children got a great insight into the diversity of jobs and facilities available at HM Naval Base Clyde.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 17, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: UK View post tag: Clyde View post tag: News by topic View post tag: held View post tag: Kids UK: “Kids at Work Day” Held at HM Naval Base Clyde View post tag: work View post tag: Navy View post tag: Base View post tag: HM Share this article Training & Education
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By Donald WittkowskiMayor Jay Gillian on Thursday night touted Ocean City’s strong finances, tax-friendly reputation and ambitious capital improvement program during a State of the City address that serves as the foundation for his re-election campaign this year.Gillian, who is seeking his third term in the May 8 municipal election, also unveiled his proposed $79.9 million budget for 2018. The budget will add a penny to the local tax rate while financing an array of construction projects that address the city’s critical infrastructure needs.Speaking before City Council, Gillian called on the governing body to continue to work with him to stimulate economic growth, promote tourism and build projects that will “improve our infrastructure and way of life.”“The great news is the state of the city is strong. And although it is strong, we still have challenges,” he said.Gillian stressed that he wants to maintain “the first-class services people come to expect in Ocean City – in the most cost-effective manner possible.”“As mayor, I will make sure our city is clean, safe and family-friendly and will commit the resources to make that happen,” he said.He also used his address to outline a series of economic achievements during his administration that are expected to position the town for further growth in 2018 and years to come.Road and drainage improvements, beach replenishment projects, the Boardwalk’s reconstruction and the dredging of the shallow back bays will all pay dividends as the city looks to make itself even more appealing to residents and tourists, he said.“We’ve tackled major repairs to every part of Ocean City, and the work continues,” he said. “All of the people who live here, own property here or vacation here share a love of Ocean City.”In the past two years, in particular, Gillian has placed a heavy emphasis on capital projects to catch up on what he has described as the city’s aging and long-neglected infrastructure.He noted that during his eight years as mayor, the city has completely rebuilt more than 18 percent of the town’s 110 miles of roads and alleys. More than 25 percent of the streets will have been repaved when the city completes the most recent series of road and drainage projects, he said.This year, major road and drainage improvements will target flooding that occurs from 26th to 34th streets, between West Avenue and Bay Avenue. The city is also launching new drainage projects in flood-prone neighborhoods from Second Street to Eighth Street, between West Avenue and the bay. On Feb. 8, Council approved the mayor’s $100 million, five-year capital plan, a sweeping blueprint for construction projects that will span from the beaches to the Boardwalk to the bay. The capital plan calls for $38.7 million worth of projects in 2018 alone. On Thursday night, Council approved a $5.7 million bond ordinance to finance the first round of projects.“The city continues to experience strong tax-base growth. We’ve added more than $100 million in ratables in each of the past four years. That makes this an ideal time to complete this ambitious list of capital projects,” Gillian said.City Council will review the proposed $79.9 million municipal budget before voting on it in the next two months.Separate from the capital plan is the city’s 2018 municipal budget. Gillian gave Council the first glimpse of his proposed budget while delivering his State of the City address.Council will scrutinize the budget in coming weeks as it prepares to formally introduce it on March 22 during the first of two votes required for the spending plan. A final vote and public hearing are tentatively scheduled for April 26.The proposed $79.9 million budget is 1.5 percent higher than the 2017 spending plan and adds a penny to the local tax rate. The owner of a $500,000 home would pay an extra $50 in local taxes under the budget.Gillian said the city’s property tax rate remains low overall, at 0.79 percent. Emphasizing his point, he cited a NJBIZ story that called Ocean City “the most tax-friendly municipality in New Jersey for retirees.”“I’d like to stress that conservative financial planning will always be a priority of mine,” he said.In other business Thursday night, Council honored three leaders of the Ocean City school district by presenting them with proclamations recognizing their achievements.Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor, American Sign Language Teacher Amy Andersen and Ocean City High School Student Council President Nora Faverzani are all “amazing women” who have made the Ocean City school district one of the best in the state, the Council members said.Taylor has been named New Jersey’s Superintendent of the Year and is a candidate for National Superintendent of the Year honors. Andersen has been selected as New Jersey’s Teacher of the Year and is a finalist for National Teacher of the Year. The winners will be announced in the spring.Faverzani, meanwhile, has been named State Board of Education student representative for 2018. The 16-year-old junior is the daughter of former Ocean City Councilwoman and former Cape May County Freeholder Susan Sheppard, who is now a Superior Court judge.“Nora Faverzani, what a rock star,” Councilman Michael DeVlieger said. “She’s somebody to watch. She’s going to do great things in her life.”Taylor and Andersen also were praised by the Council members and Mayor. DeVlieger called Taylor “world class.” Council President Peter Madden said Andersen has inspired countless students in her American Sign Language class and helped to make Ocean City a deaf-friendly community.Speaking for the three women, Taylor thanked the mayor and Council for their support of the school district. She said the district has benefited immensely from all of the hard work invested by the community.“We strive every day to make sure we have the best possible educational system for our students,” Taylor said.Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor, Ocean City High School Student Council President Nora Faverzani and American Sign Language Teacher Amy Andersen, center of group, receive honors from City Council and the mayor. Mayor Jay Gillian accuses John Flood of “stringing together documents from unrelated projects to manufacture false conclusions.”
Google+ Hospital Association: Rumors of inflated COVID-19 death count are unfounded Facebook By Network Indiana – November 16, 2020 0 247 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Facebook Google+ This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML) There are some who believe that the death count when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic is not accurate.The rumor is that hospitals are inflating the number of people they report having died from coronavirus in order to get more money. For example, some believe that hospitals are attaching COVID-19 to the cause of death to a person killed in a car accident, when in fact the virus had nothing to do with their death whatsoever.Brian Tabor, the head of the Indiana Hospital Association, calls that whole notion “hogwash.”“It’s just not true,” he said to Indy Politics. “These are sophisticated tests that demonstrate that a person, whether or not the death was because of COVID or not, because of COVID. There’s a lab test that confirms it.”Tabor also said that any funding hospitals get, whether it is from the state or the federal government, is in no way directly tied to the number of people they report having died because of COVID-19.However, he did say that Medicare does pay more to a hospital to cover the stay of a person with coronavirus.“When a patient does have COVID, medicare does pay more, it’s about a 20-percent increase for a stay for a COVID patient compared to a regular patient,” said Tabor. “That’s something that Congress passed.”But, Tabor says that increased medicare payment does not cover the total cost of that patient’s stay. Thus, he said this is not a “lucrative endeavor” to seek out coronavirus patients when there are none. Previous articleGovernor Whitmer’s restrictions on indoor social gatheringsNext articleCromwell man killed in crash on State Road 13 Network Indiana Twitter WhatsApp
The 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week, which will run from 4 to 8 March 2019, is a great opportunity to highlight the fantastic opportunities that an apprenticeship brings to employers, individuals and the economy.The ‘Blaze a Trail’ theme will feature throughout the week to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the economy.As in previous years NAW2019 will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country. We want to change the perceptions people have on what an apprenticeship is and who takes them up to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to take up an apprenticeship.The week will also show the number of high quality of apprenticeships opportunities available at all levels around the country in a huge variety of sectors such as aviation engineering, finance and policing.Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said: National Apprenticeship Week 2018 was record-breaking, with 780 events taking place across England. The ambition of delivering a 10,000 talks movement – #10kTalks – to inspire the next generation of apprentices was exceeded, reaching over 33,500 people in over 300 schools across the country.A further 130 schools hosted teacher-to-teacher talks, reaching an additional 2,300 adults, to support them to talk to their students about apprenticeships. The Big Assembly reached 20,000 young people with a live video stream, showcasing apprentices and employers sharing their apprenticeships stories.Events also took place to celebrate International Women’s Day, apprenticeships diversity and a launch event with the BBC and Sutton Trust included the announcement of a new ground-breaking apprenticeship programme.Richard Hamer, Education & Skills Director, BAE Systems added: Keith Smith, director, Education and Skills Funding Agency said: We have always supported National Apprenticeship Week. It’s a great, focussed way to showcase the many benefits of apprenticeships. For National Apprenticeship Week 2019 we will be celebrating our apprentices’ achievements through our own internal apprenticeship awards. We’ve been a ‘trailblazer’ in developing new standards across the engineering sector and were delighted to hear that the theme for this year is ‘Blaze a Trail’. We have 2000 apprentices in learning and for 2019 will be recruiting more advanced, higher and degree apprenticeships across a wide variety of apprenticeship standards. More information on National Apprenticeship Week 2019 will be available before Christmas. Follow @Apprenticeships on Twitter and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn to keep up to date. I want the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week to be the biggest and most successful, yet. The theme for this year: Blaze a Trail is at the heart of what apprenticeships are all about. I really hope our partners feel as excited about it as we do and, like previous years, they will can get fully behind the Week. We want everyone to consider hosting an event or activity so more people get to see and hear about the huge benefits apprenticeships can bring to employers, individuals and local communities. Blazing a trail is what being an apprentice is all about and will be our theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2019. Because that’s what’s happening up and down the country – apprentices and employers blazing a trail. I want everyone to recognise the change that apprenticeships can bring – for employers blazing a trail to new markets, apprentices to new career opportunities and for colleges and training providers raising the skills levels for everyone.
Students, here’s today’s assignment: Write a paper that weaves together a slab of trilobite fossils, a Polaroid camera, a Bedouin coffee urn, and an 18th-century pocket watch the size of a duck egg.Actually, Sara J. Schechner has already done that. She and a few friends have assembled a multivenue exhibit called “Time & Time Again.” Through the lens of such craftily juxtaposed artifacts, the exhibit jars viewers into thinking about how time is measured and how conceptions of it change across cultures and epochs.In the exhibit, which will run through Dec. 6, viewers start in the second-floor Science Center gallery at Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. They can follow “time trails” by map or app to four other venues within Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. Despite its 30-plus stations in five buildings, the exhibit conveys just a few basic messages: that time is not just about clocks, that measuring time through the ages has been arbitrary, and that time measures the social as well as the practical.Time “is not just about science and mechanisms,” said Schechner, the collection’s David P. Wheatland Curator. Conceptions of time vary across cultures, she said. Time has ties to the worlds of work, worship, music, memory, and to conceptions of life and death. Some time markers come from human artifice, and others from nature.Illustration for the “Sunwatch,” a portable sundial that never needs winding, Ansonia Clock Co., New York, c. 1930. Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments/Harvard UniversityTrilobites are index fossils that help geologists to measure deep time. In this case, they serve as markers of the Middle Cambrian Period 510 million years ago. The Polaroid camera, Edwin Land’s personal “Swinger” model, illustrates how people have attempted to preserve time, especially since the invention of the photograph and the phonograph. The Bedouin coffee urn reminds viewers that despite the press of time, people have learned to break from it, too.Then there is that 1724 pocket watch, 2 inches thick. It’s a reminder that along the way humankind moved gradually from measuring time by the sun and the moon to measuring it by mechanical means. (Weight-driven clocks appeared in the 13th century, domestic timepieces around 1400, and pocket watches for the rich in 1575.)Time was the province of the circadian, the celestial, and the seasonal, since earlier agricultural ages looked to the heavens for temporal reliability. Then, beginning in the 13th century, time became a thing measured by weights and springs and gears — though whimsically decorated pocket sundials remained in vogue. Today, time is measured with astonishing precision by atomic clocks. (The exhibit includes a hydrogen maser clock, circa 1960. It’s the size of a water heater.)The idea behind the exhibit was “to tell a more interesting and fuller story” of time, said Schechner. Hence the juxtapositions she had so much fun arranging in the last year. The trilobites, which measure geological time, are in a glass case near Sioux amulets, each containing a dried umbilical cord. Given to children to guard against evil, the amulets represent time as measured by rites of passage, like birth, puberty, marriage, and death. Not far from a line of pocket watches are examples of how nature tells time: tree rings, whorls on a turtle shell, or lines on a clam shell — the slow-growing housing for creatures that can live 500 years.Beaded, turtle-shaped umbilical amulet worn by a young Lakota Sioux girl to mark a rite of passage, late 19th to early 20th century. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology/Harvard UniversityMore will be added to the exhibit over the next eight months or so. A series of time-related lectures, panels, and concerts is planned.“The bottom line is: I want people to think of time differently,” said Schechner. “I hope to challenge people in a positive way to re-examine the way they experience time in their lives.” What comes from nature, and what comes from culture? What do other cultures do that is different or the same? She pointed to a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet on which a Sumerian brewer listed monthly expenses for barley.Nearby were timesheets filled out during work on an 18th century canal. “You keep your books — that hasn’t changed,” said Schechner, who counts among her specialties the myriad world of sundials. (Harvard has the largest collection in North America.)“Time & Time Again” is a celebration of material culture. It echoes “Tangible Things,” a 2011 multi-venue exhibit at Harvard that revealed history through resonant objects — and that was paired with a related Gen Ed course. (Look for another, on time, this fall.) In both exhibits also, other Harvard museums were collaborators.Why the theme of time this time? “We were trying to find a topic that would reach across to other museums,” said Jean-François Gauvin, Director of Administration for the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.To get to time artifacts at the other Harvard museums, exhibit visitors use either the exhibit’s printed map or an app from Google or iTunes. (It was developed by Juan Andres Leon, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of the History of Science and the collection’s digital projects manager.)The exhibit provides material lessons in how plastic the idea of time has been. To North American Indians, time had no beginning or end. To early farmers, time was simply cyclical, marked by the seasons. With the rise of cities in the 14th century, time was increasingly seen as an unstoppable line, a finite entity that was not to be wasted.The exhibit also shows how time is the creature of politics. In 45 B.C., Julius Caesar revised the solar calendar devised by Egyptians 3,000 years before. He moved the start of the year from January to March and named a month, July, after himself — giving it 31 days. Not to be left out, the Roman Emperor Augustus went on to do the same, naming one month August and stealing days from February to get his 31 days.Some reforms stick fast, like July and August. During the French Revolution, days were ruled to be only 10 hours long, with each hour divided into 100 minutes.No matter how you measure it, the exhibit reminds viewers, time comes to end. Some artifacts depict versions of religious apocalypse, and others lament the finitude of personal time. In “Death and the Standing Naked One,” a 1547 engraving, a young women is grappled by a skeletal figure of death. At her feet is an hourglass.Nearby is a page from a Houghton Library emblem book. It reads, “Live ever mindful of thy dying, for time is always from thee flying.”Time as a reminder of death: Painting of the end of time by Beatus of Liébana in “Commentarius in Apocalypsin.” Visual Collections/Harvard Fine Arts Library
Hot summer days are perfect for home projects. But be careful not to damage theenvironment.”Summer is a great time to enjoy Georgia’s abundant natural resources,” said Wayne McLaurin, an Extension Service horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Butremember, one person’s carelessness can cause environmental problems for all of us.”Using bug repellents, applying lawn or garden chemicals, changing the oil in your caror disposing of garbage all pose an environmental risk.”When using insecticides, always read the labels carefully. And followdirections,” McLaurin said. “Using too much could cause damage, while using toolittle could be ineffective and require additional applications.”Even products labeled as natural or safe for the environment are still chemicals. Usethem with caution. Check product labels for the proper way to dispose of empty containers.If you change the oil in a car, lawn mower, boat or other engines, collect and disposeof it properly.”It’s illegal to dump oil on the ground or driveway,” McLaurin said.”Just a little bit of oil can contaminate a lot of water. One quart of oil cancontaminate thousands of gallons of water.”Most service stations and some auto parts stores now accept used motor oil forrecycling.Open burning is against the law most places in Georgia unless you have a permit. Ifyou’re planning on clearing brush, try to find a place to pile it and allow it todecompose naturally.”Brush piles are sites for wildlife to seek cover and use for homes. Organicmatter is too valuable to take up landfill space,” McLaurin said.Don’t clean your yard by washing everything down the storm drain. Storm drains emptydirectly into a body of water. And everything that goes into them ends up in the water.”Remember, street flooding often is caused by construction materials, branches andso forth clogging the drains,” McLaurin said. “Plus, plants and wildlife can beharmed by paints, fertilizers, pesticides and oil washed down the drain.”To learn more on safely handling pesticides and other tips on protecting theenvironment, contact your county Extension Service office.
When you start to think about Credit Union DR Strategies it can be overwhelming. It was hard to identify just 3 of the many strategies needed but here is my top 3 disaster recovery strategies for credit unions.Strategies:CommunicationsSystem(s)/Data RecoveryNetwork ConnectivityCommunications is key in many ways and there are so many channels that can be used. Internal communications are used to help in the recovery efforts. External communications are used to notify members of impacted services and media notification so you get your story out before the rumor mill starts churning and people start making up stories about what happened. Identifying the most common ways your credit union communicates will help determine which channels (voice, email, SMS, website, social media, etc.) to focus your recovery efforts. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr