WhatsApp Enda Kenny fields tough questions in Glenties RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal South West Fine Gael Selection conventionBefore local issues were allowed dominate proceedings this evening in Glenties the Fine Gael leader faced questions on a number of issues. Not least on his own leadership role within the party given recent events and a poor poll showing , but also on the ongoing public row between Tanaiste Mary Coughlan and Ryanair Chief Michael O’Leary.Tánaiste Mary Coughlan’s office has contacted Ryanair with a view to meeting with the airline’s chief executive Michael O’Leary tomorrow to discuss his potential plans to create 300 aviation maintenance jobs at Dublin Airport.It is expected that a time for the meeting will be confirmed in the morning. It follows widespread criticism of the Tanaiste and her handling of the situation.Speaking in the heart of her constituency Deputy Enda Kenny pulled no punches: [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/kenryanair4.mp3[/podcast]Deputy Kenny also responded to questions over his leadership of Fine Gael and his handling of the George Lee saga:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/kenonhimself.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook By News Highland – February 15, 2010 Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Google+ Previous articleMan found dead in Mullingar originally from StrabaneNext articleCouncillor Barry O’Neill secures Fine Gael bye-election nomination News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp
U.S. Geological Survey(PUNA, Hawaii) — New evacuations were underway in Hawaii as active lava flows Saturday evening caused brush fires to spread in Puna, the easternmost district on the Big Island.As of 6:30 p.m. local time (12:30 a.m. ET on Sunday), officials were unsure how many homes in the region the new evacuation orders would affect, but they were going door to door to check on residents.Many of the people in the area had already voluntarily evacuated, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office told ABC News.The mayor’s office also confirmed the first injury since Kilauea erupted on May 3. The spokesperson said a homeowner on Noni Farms Road in the hard-hit town of Pahoa was sitting on his balcony when he was hit with lava splatter. The man was hit on the leg and shattered everything from the shin down to his foot, the spokesperson said. The man was rushed to the hospital for treatment.The lava erupting from Kilauea can be as hot as 2,000 degrees, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), though it cools by hundreds of degrees once it hits the open air.Officials were also concerned about two fissures that had merged near MacKenzie State Park and was approaching the ocean, forming what is called “laze.”“Laze is formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air,” the Civil Defense Agency warned in a statement Saturday evening. “Health hazards of laze include lung, eye and skin irritation. Be aware that the laze plume travels with the wind and can change direction without warning.”There have now been 22 different fissures to open in the Puna district since the May 3 eruption triggered the current problems on the island.The Civil Defense Agency said on Friday night that 40 homes were threatened in Puna by the fast-moving lava spewing from the 20th fissure. Four residents had to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters on Friday after they were cut off by the lava flow.Large plumes of ash erupted from Kilauea on Saturday afternoon, as well. The USGS told ABC News that the plume was another of the ongoing phreatic — or steam-driven — explosions that have been seen over the past few days. The ash cloud on Saturday wasn’t as high as ones earlier in the week.A larger blast took place at about midnight on Saturday (6 a.m. ET), with the ash threatening five neighborhoods southwest of the volcano. The Civil Defense Agency had warned residents to stay indoors and keep windows closed until the hazard had passed.An eruption on Thursday sent an ash plume 30,000 feet into the air, according to officials. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Ann Edwards, practice manager at Executive Training SHL, looks for mentoringand coaching schemes suitable for high performers in today’s internationalmarketplaceThe recent CEML report (July, Training Magazine) should act as a soberingwake-up call for UK organisations. Already struggling in the aftermath ofrecent economic and terrorist events, the report warns organisations’ troublesare far from over if they fail to address the soft skills deficit at seniormanagement level currently damaging UK companies. Organisations now have to re-evaluate the importance placed on effectiveleadership and management in good times and in bad. Slowly, a shift is takingplace. As a result, the much admired pioneers and hard-nosed tycoons of the 90sare stepping aside for a new breed of leaders – charismatic visionaries at thehelm of organisations, concentrating on values, ethics and communication. In response, forward-thinking companies are refocusing their executiveeducation strategies and increasing their development budgets to includecoaching and mentoring. These are aimed at developing ‘home-grown’ talent andretaining potential leaders in a time when CEOs are in post for an average ofjust 18 months. Short-term views As the baby boomers reach retirement age, the challenge facing organisationstoday is identifying potential leaders from a decreasing talent pool. They mustthen foster them in keeping with future corporate goals and culture whilenurturing and developing the new balance of soft and hard skills needed,including the way leaders relate to people, enthusiasm, thinking style andmotivation. Traditionally, organisations have adopted a short-term, ‘agenda-setting’approach to the recruitment of leaders. This is epitomised by the tendency toparachute in a replacement from outside an organisation when recruiting seniorpeople. However, the replacement is typically just that – someone withidentical values and leadership techniques, rather than a successor best suitedto the future goals and values of the organisation. This is the quick fix, theexpensive option. Why? Because the person best suited to the job is oftenalready there. You just haven’t identified them yet. Transformational training Developing the new generation of leaders begins very simply. You mustunderstand what your organisation needs, define what leadership means there andestablish what leadership skills and attributes are needed to drive theorganisation forward. This is the first step and will help you refine who yournext leader will be. Today’s leaders still need to be traditional agenda setters, but they mustalso be transformational leaders – managers who lead by example, who recognisetheir core personality strengths and soft skills and are trained to use them intheir managerial capacity. By aligning soft skills and behaviours withorganisational goals in this way tomorrow’s inspirational, dynamic leaders areborn. With this in mind, the next step is identifying the existing talent pool. This can be done most effectively through a comprehensive talent andmanagement development review using questionnaire-based methodologies andleading-edge psychometrics and psychological assessment. This process will help establish ‘best fits’ for roles and provide theplatform for change. Individuals must then carry the process forward by usingin-house coaching and mentoring programmes. Support is then essential to ensure the success of the chosen leader. The roleof coach and mentor is vital at this point. Usually someone external, theseprofessionals provide essential, independent assistance and coach the change inbehaviour required. In addition, a commitment to continue taking snapshots of the individual’sprogress is then needed. Traditionally, management development has beenregarded as a one-off event. However, today’s coaching and mentoring programmesshould be viewed as ongoing processes. Leaders, with the support oforganisations, need to continually ask: Where am I now? Has where I need to bechanged? If so, what do I need to do? The sad fact is that today’s talented managers are tomorrow’sunder-performing managers, unless they adapt to ever-changing demands and adoptnew leadership approaches. However, the good news is that a morecost-effective, homogeneous workforce is waiting just round the corner. Just follow the leader. How to grow new-style leadersOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Advisor for ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department Hisaka Kimura (left) and CGH General Manager Shi Benxun during the signing on 31 March 2020. (Credit: Asian Development Bank.) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and China Gas Holdings Ltd. (CGH) signed a $20 million private sector loan agreement to support natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) deliveries to households, hospitals, industry, and services crucial to the ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the post-pandemic recovery in Wuhan and other affected areas in Hubei province, the People’s Republic of China (PRC).CGH is currently the main supplier of natural gas and LPG to households and commercial and industrial users in Wuhan, the center of the outbreak, and provides clean energy services to more than 3 million end-users in Hubei province. It is the only company with the logistical capacity to maintain stable supplies of LPG to Wuhan city through inland waterways using vessels from its port in coastal Zhejiang province. Its broad operational footprint makes it critical to the pandemic response in the PRC by providing essential supplies of LPG and natural gas to affected areas.“I am very grateful to ADB for providing financing assistance to fight the coronavirus outbreak, based on our partnership to promote clean energy,” said CGH Executive Chairman and President Liu Minghui. ”We have been at the frontline since day one of the outbreak. We faced numerous difficulties to secure gas supply to households and satisfy the needs of medical institutions for emergency supplies. Through our online service platform and logistics system, we deliver not only gas but also food items that are essential to affected communities under lockdown.”“ADB’s support will help ensure the uninterrupted supply of essential energy services to cities in Hubei province and further limit the toll of the pandemic on human and economic health,” said ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department Director General Mike Barrow. “The assistance will help cover short-term financing needs and enhance the resilience of cities to continue the fight against COVID-19.”A transport lockdown implemented in Hubei province to contain the outbreak made it difficult to ensure last-mile delivery of gas to households for daily hot water, cooking, hospital needs, industry, and other commercial uses. Outskirts of cities are more severely affected because many of these areas are not connected to city gas distribution networks. CGH has maintained gas supplies to ensure uninterrupted service to existing customers and to make gas available for new needs on an expedited basis during the emergency response and recovery.CGH is the largest integrated gas distribution company in the PRC. It constructs and operates city gas pipelines and supplies natural gas to residential, industrial, and commercial end-users. It operates across the entire value chain of LPG import, transportation, storage, and retail, with additional businesses including gas terminals, transmission lines, vehicular compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas, as well as gas logistics systems. Source: Company Press Release CGH is the only company with the logistical capacity to maintain stable supplies of LPG to Wuhan city through inland waterways using vessels from its port in coastal Zhejiang province
Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Guest blog: ‘Are you thinking what I’m thinking about Propertymark?’ previous nextAssociations & BodiesGuest blog: ‘Are you thinking what I’m thinking about Propertymark?’Industry and proptech consultant Andrew Stanton passes a critical eye over the trade association as it reels from the departure of its CEO.Nigel Lewis19th February 20211 Comment1,606 Views A recent poll of agents found that a third of them think Propertymark is so irreparably damaged as a brand that it should be dissolved, and a new entity formed.It is clear that the arrival (and then swift departure) of CEO Tim Balcon has intensified this sentiment among agents.But let’s remember he was a man whose experience was in growing memberships and selling training programmes and who had been hired by Propertymark as RoPA whips up agents into a compliance frenzy.This old boys’ club needs to go. Jeremy Leaf is wrong when he endorses Mark Hayward’s decision to stay and help ‘steady the boat and find a successor’.I think they all need to exit the ship now and allow a grass roots approach to reign once more.Though never a member, but an agent for 32 years, I did on two occasions back in the 1980s attend meetings of the then NAEA.At that time, the members were the organisation, and the organisation was the members. Now it has become too secretive, with recent elections being carried out without recourse to the membership.This organisation needs to be brought to account and, for example, a big searchlight shone on why at one point it failed to pay its VAT properly.All this has been swept under the carpet, yet it is all documented in the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 2019 for all to see.Why was no-one punished for these mistakes and no apology made to the members? How can an organisation that can’t organise its own finances properly claim to be able to lead agents through the new RoPA regulatory changes?Time for transparencyTime for what I think are double standards to end, time for transparency and maybe time for Propertymark to stop thumping the ‘RoPA is coming drum’ that drives tens of thousands into the coffers of Propertymark on training courses, for legislation that is years away and may never happen.The RoPA proposals are spearheaded by individuals in their mid-70s and early 80s and although – for sure – wisdom often comes from the older generation, does the UK property industry not deserve the voice and eyes and ears of younger people, preferably who have a deeper understanding of the fourth industrial revolution?For example – the role of technology, changes to e-commerce and the new ways business will look when 5G and other technologies dice and splice the economies of the world.The big questions now revolve around data, and how the consumer wants to do business in every marketplace and industry.Maybe Propertymark too might now get a leader whose mind can straddle all things.A mind that listens and embraces the grass roots, sees that estate agency like all industries is buckling under the pressures of the emergent technologies that are sweeping into all sectors, and who is man or woman enough to hold up their hand when things go wrong and apologise – rather than shuffling off gagged and bound.Pic credit: Chris Watkins.tim balcon Andrew Stanton proptech February 19, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentRobert Ulph, Pennington Surveyors Ltd Pennington Surveyors Ltd 19th February 2021 at 5:53 pmAs a member of Propertymark I whole heartily disagree, but maybe a lot of members don’t use any of the benefits they are paying for like the legal helpline and the AST tenancy which has saved me a lot of time and cost as a medium sized independent letting agent. Also they are constantly keeping me up to date with legislation with fact sheets all for a reasonable yearly subscription fee. Ok so there has been change at the top, it happens in business all of the time and no one blinks an eye. I truly believe that Propertymark will go from strength to strength even if there are a few bumps in the road to get there. I am proud to be a member and so are my Landlords and I don’t see any of this as irreparable, just one of those things that happens and they will keep calm and carry on doing what they are brilliant at, and this is serving their members with what is a very valuable service to the industry Professionalism, training, qualifications and assisting their Letting and Estate Agent members like me.Log in to ReplyWhat’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. 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Application Procedures Cover letter/letter of interestCV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email,phone, etc.)Unofficial transcriptsTeaching statement The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Universityof Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for anon-tenure-track faculty position at the Lecturer level withsuccessful applicants starting Fall 2020. A Master’s degree isrequired, and strongest consideration will be given to candidateswith expertise in general Information Technology and industryexperience that may include programming, computing hardware,algorithms, networking, security and operating systems. The Collegeis hiring four lecturers to support a new, accelerated informationtechnology program in partnership with industry with the projectedstart date for the program of Fall 2021. Lecturers will report tothe Program Director. The positions will be filled pendingavailability of funds.Qualifications :Successful candidates will possess the followingrequirements: Applicants should prepare to submit the following informationwithin our online application system for consideration: Master of Science degree in Computer Science or relatedfieldIndustry experience in computer science, IT, informationsecurity or related fieldAbility to teach introductory/advanced courses in informationtechnology and computer scienceCandidates should be willing to engage in a variety ofinstructional modalitiesWillingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in itsability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s StrategicPlan, including a demonstrable commitment to diversity andinclusion Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, andemail addresses for three (3) references for confidential lettersof recommendation to be requested.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. 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Attractions such as theTennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites,the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bringthousands of people to the area, as do events like the RiverbendFestival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum forChildren, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is thehome of the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions,The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who lovethe outdoors use Chattanooga as the base for hang-gliding, bassfishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautifulSmoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the richest variety offlora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a longand rich past with regard to diversity, which includes NativeAmerican heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rightsmovement. 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Experience with mass spectrometry. Job DescriptionThe newly established Gregus/Buczynski laboratory is seeking apostdoctoral candidate for an extramurally-funded position tosupport preclinical early stage drug discovery studies for chronicpain and addictive disorders. As significant sex differences existin the mechanistic underpinnings of pain and addiction, we explorethese processes in both males and females. Our laboratory employs amulti-omic approach of mass spectrometry, high-throughputcell-based assays and chemical biology in combination with in vivomicrodialysis, behavioral pharmacology, molecular biology, andbiochemistry to identify and validate novel druggable targets ofPain (Gregus) and Addiction (Buczynski). In addition, we aremembers of the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery (VTCDD) (https://www.vtcdd.science.vt.edu/) and have active collaborations with industry partners as well asinvestigators at Scripps Research, Penn, UC San Diego, UT Austin,UT Dallas, NCATS, NIMH, and several departments within VirginiaTech.The candidate will design, perform and analyze experiments, thencommunicate results and interpretations to the laboratory as wellas the broader scientific community through conferences andpublications. We offer training in a variety of skillstransferrable to industry or academic careers tailored towardmutual goals of the trainee and sponsor. Mentorship in scientificcommunication and successful generation of grant proposals andmanuscripts will be provided through regular interaction. Ourlaboratory is a team-oriented, supportive, collegial and inclusivework environment.Required Qualifications Appointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date1/25/2021; Open Until FilledAdditional InformationThe successful candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Jonathan Hedrick at [email protected] during regularbusiness hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 12, 2021Applications close: Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Neuroscience or related biomedicalfield.(PhD awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date ofappointment with a minimum of one year eligibilityremaining.);Experience with cell culture and molecular biology;Background in pain or addiction research will be offered toppriority. Preferred Qualifications
IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market South Bend looks to save two failing schools before the state takes them over WhatsApp Previous articleMan injured in Thursday morning shooting in ElkhartNext articleNew budget plan for Michigan would hep bail out tax losses in Benton Harbor Tommie Lee Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest By Tommie Lee – February 11, 2021 0 550 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (Photo supplied/South Bend Community School Corporation) The South Bend School Board is considering options to keep the state from taking over a pair of failing schools.Changes are being considered for Marquette Montessori and Muessel Elementary Schools next year.WSBT reports that the two schools have had four years of failing state grades and the district is trying to avoid a state takeover of the schools. The district told parents they have no plans to close either school, but a redesign is being considered.A vote is planned for March 1 to finalize the future direction of the struggling schools. Google+
Turnover has risen almost £23m year-on-year at food-to-go business Adelie Foods – but the firm has made a £54.9m loss before tax.Adelie reported a 10% year-on-year increase in overall turnover to £248.5m in its accounts for the 12 months to 30 September 2018, including an 11% rise in sales of the business’s Urban Eat brand.This resulted in the company making an EBITDA loss of £2.4m, an improvement on the £8.3m EBITDA loss recorded the previous year.However, costs including a £30.1m impairment of intangible fixed assets and £12m amortisation resulted in the £54.9m loss.Adelie said it had improved its profit margins by two percentage points through operational efficiencies. Distribution costs had increased, however, after the company launched a direct-to-store delivery service for c-stores that sees it distribute pastry products made by Addo Food Group alongside its Urban Eat range.The company has also reported that, since the period covered by the accounts, it has lost a “significant proportion” of business with one of its private-label customers to a rival following a tender process.And, last December, it announced plans to close down its sandwich and food-to-go production site in Kilmarnock and move production to its sites in Wembley and Southall.“The focus during 2018 has continued to be strengthening the business in its strategically-important sectors, and investing for the long-term,” said Adelie Foods chief financial officer Mark Stott.“For example, there has been further success in securing multi-year contracts with major customers, underpinning a high proportion of revenues, and we have rolled-out a state-of-the-art delivery service solution to enhance customer experience and enable operational efficiencies in transport and distribution.”He added that productivity and operational efficiency had been improved to offset inflation, with the business investing in upgrading or expanding three of its five distribution depots and taking its fleet to more than 250 vehicles.“There have been many positive developments since the year end, which is now over nine months ago,” said Stott. “A number of profit-enhancing initiatives are under way for delivery during 2019, which will return the business to profitability.”