Belgian lockdown further limits land-based gambling

first_imgNewsagents with betting terminals must also ensure that these machines are switched off for the duration of the lockdown, but will be permitted to remain open for other activities deemed essential by the government. Belgium’s government has announced that the country will again enter into a nationwide lockdown, with all gambling venues to remain closed until at least the middle of December. Email Address Casinos, gaming halls and betting shops had already been ordered to shut from 28 October to 19 November as part of enhanced novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, but this period of closure has now been extended in line with the lockdown order. Non-essential shops and businesses offering personal services will also have to close, while the existing night-time curfew measures and closures of bars and restaurants will continue. Belgian lockdown further limits land-based gambling This will mark the second national lockdown in Belgium this year, with the first having seen gambling venues close in March. Betting shops started to reopen in June, and casinos in the following month. Topics: Casino & games Regulation 2nd November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Yesterday (1 November), Belgium recorded 16,915 new cases of Covid-19 and 173 related deaths. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Tags: Covid-19 Belgium Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Western Europe Belgiumlast_img read more

Improving school climate, not just security, is key to violence prevention

first_img TAGSSchool Shootingsthe Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate needed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Maria Martinez Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Agree wholeheartedly!! 1 COMMENT Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom May 23, 2018 at 6:50 amcenter_img Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply By F. Chris Curran, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and first published by theconversation.comSchool shootings like the one that took place in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18 are often followed by calls for enhanced security measures.But Santa Fe High School already had many of these security measures in place.For instance, the high school had a school resource officer who responded to the attack. The school also had security cameras in place and had recently conducted active shooting training and drills.As the nation searches for ways to prevent school violence, the focus must be as much on school climate and culture as it is on school security. I make this argument as an educational researcher who studies school safety.Calls for beefed up securityMany of the security measures in place at Santa Fe High School were called for in the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. For instance, several states have passed legislation to increase law enforcement presence at schools. The federal government expanded funding to support the use of security measures such as metal detectors as well as training for threat identification and emergency response.Beyond the school walls, there have been broader calls for gun control. It is notable that the weapons used in the attack are reported to have been owned legally by the father of the shooter and were not the type targeted by most gun control proposals.One area that often gets overlooked in the aftermath of these tragedies is school culture. News reports indicate the shooter was reportedly bullied by other students and coaching staff. School officials, however, dispute this account.An examination of the school culture at Santa Fe High School could prove as important as a review of the school security measures that were in place and the extent to which they were followed.Why school climate mattersResearch has consistently shown that positive school climate is a strong predictor of school safety. When students have healthy peer relationships, teachers they trust, and school policies that they perceive as fair, they are more likely to feel safe in the school and less likely to misbehave.Building a sense of community among students and adults in schools may reduce the risk of school violence.Some advocates have called for a return to greater use of exclusionary discipline practices like suspension.Given the importance of supportive school climates for student safety, it is important to consider how the use of security measures and discipline practices that are meant to enhance safety might actually decrease it.Unintended consequences of securityThe use of visible security measures have been linked to lower measures of school safety. Likewise, the research on the use of law enforcement in schools is at best mixed.Prior work suggests that school resource officers can improve some measures of safety but can also result in more student arrests. They may also contribute to the use of more punitive school disciplinary environments.Research on school discipline suggests that suspending students from school can weaken students’ ties to the school community. When such exclusion is perceived as unfair, as might arise in the case of an overly prescriptive zero tolerance policy, the damage to school connectedness may be even more pronounced.The need for a balanced approachAs policymakers and school leaders respond to the most recent school tragedy in Santa Fe, they should be mindful of the full implications of their choices for enhancing safety. The use of security measures like law enforcement may deter or minimize the damage of a school shooting, but their use must be balanced with approaches that enhance community within schools.Luckily, there are promising approaches that schools can take to building trust and community among stakeholders.The presence of school counselors and partnerships with community organizations can help ensure that students have a trusted adult in the building and access to necessary mental health supports when needed. Restorative justice practices have shown promise as an alternative to suspension. Such practices focus on the rebuilding of trust among the student and school community instead of excluding the student from school. Other anti-bullying efforts may also be considered as part of such an approach.No student should have to fear for his or her life at school. Taking a multifaceted approach – one that balances security with community building – may help ensure that tragedies such as the one that unfolded in Santa Fe are fewer and further between. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Reside…

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsWritten by Osman Bari Share Projects Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential TowerSave this projectSaveRotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Recommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroSave this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsThe tower’s form follows a trio of crowns which each serve separate functions and conditions. The bottom crown fits into the surrounding urban environment with a logical arrangement of balconies and facades, offering a “direct translation of the many qualities of living at altitude: excellent views, outdoor space and comfort.” The middle crown relates to other towers in the area, and creates a widening accent through a gradient of balcony transparency. Save this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsCooloren’s uppermost crown is dedicated to penthouses which, similarly to the middle crown’s apartments, have a continuous balcony wrapping around the façade. This is made possible through the structural outrigger system that is central to the construction, allowing sweeping views of the cityscape with fully glazed corners and uninterrupted horizontal glazing.Save this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsContrasting the tower’s explicit verticality, the horizontal parking garage accommodates a 1500 square meter rooftop garden for the residents, also serving as a buffer against heavy rainfall. In total, the tower’s 50 floors house 280 apartments, ranging in size from 60 square meters to 400 square meters.Construction on Cooltoren is scheduled to begin later this year, with completion estimated for 2019. Check out the video above for an additional perspective. ArchitectsRudolph Eilander, Michael RaaphorstDesign TeamJeroen van Rijen, David Spierings, Taro Yoshikawa, Emilia Serowiec, Serena Contardi, Arno Kwint, Martine Duyvis, Niels Roodbergen, Sophia van Rooij, Federico RossonDeveloper / Project CoordinationU VastgoedArea35000.0 m2Project Year2017PhotographsV8 ArchitectsArchitectsV8 ArchitectsNews via: V8 Architects. Project gallerySee allShow lessMomoyo Kaijima on the Origins of Atelier Bow-WowArchitecture NewsGardening Shop Strubobuob / Innauer-Matt ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyRotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, V8 Architects’ 150-meter tower that upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower. Located in the Baan quarter, the design aims to integrate itself within the post-war urban fabric of the district and embody Rotterdam’s historical double layered characteristics – that of the low rise and the skyline.+ 26 The Netherlands Apartments ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeV8 ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRotterdamNewsUnbuilt ProjectapartmentResidentialArchitecture NewsV8 ArchitectsRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on June 26, 2017Cite: Osman Bari. “Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower” 26 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?鹿特丹天际线新增添的150米高的住宅摩天大厦是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Northern Bank announces next round of community grants

first_img Howard Lake | 14 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland The Northern Bank has launched a third round of its Community Grants programme which will provide £100,000 for local community activities that support knowledge or learning, the arts, or community sport.Rosamond Bennett, Head of Communications, Northern Bank explained, “This is the third round of our very popular Community Grants programme and we’re expecting our biggest number of entries yet. Over the past two rounds we have received over 1000 applications, made155 awards and invested £200,000 in local communities throughout Northern Ireland.“The projects we have supported are very wide ranging. They demonstrate how active our lo-cal communities are and what a valuable contribution they make to our society. Examples include a drama production to raise awareness of road safety, art workshops for hospital patients, literacy days, introduction to gaelic games coaching, young master golf masterclasses, historical lectures and a fairy forest art project at a nursery school. Hundreds of people from the young to the young at heart have benefited from these sorts of projects.”Not for profit organisations working at a local grass roots level are eligible to apply for a grant of between £500 and £5000. Application forms are available from all Northern Bank branches and online at the bank’s website. The closing date for application is 12 noon Friday 29 February About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Northern Bank announces next round of community grantslast_img read more

The Playhouse District Hosts Shop Small, Shop Indie A Localized Effort to Support Independent Businesses

first_imgBusiness: Retail News The Playhouse District Hosts Shop Small, Shop Indie A Localized Effort to Support Independent Businesses Celebrating Small Business With Savings, Giveaways, and more… From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 12:10 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe More Cool Stuff 25+ small independent businesses will participate in the Playhouse District Association’s Playhouse Shop Small, Shop Indie on Saturday, November 28th. The event invites shoppers to enjoy extraordinary savings and holiday treats as well as the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a GoPro camera!See your favorite authors at work as they become booksellers for the day at Vroman’s Bookstore. Le Muse Coffee & Wine will be offering a free cup of coffee with a pastry purchase, in addition to the other retailers in the Playhouse District neighborhood offering great event day savings.When business shoppers shop independent, the community is reinvigorated with every purchase. Local businesses are vital to the Pasadena community and the success of Playhouse Shop Small, Shop Indie this will help kick-start the sales during the holiday season and expose businesses to new customers.“Playhouse District Shop Small, Shop Indie is a “win/ win”. With 25+ businesses participating shoppers will find the perfect unique gift for their friends and family, enjoy holiday treats, receive special discounts, and take a chance to win prizes via the Shop Small, Shop Indie participation card or Snap & Share! giveaway on Instagram,” says Erlinda Romo, Playhouse District Executive Director.In addition to the great holiday savings, shoppers who visit 4 local participating businesses will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro camera. No purchases are necessary to enter into the drawing. Shoppers are encouraged to take a selfie or share a pic of their purchases at their favorite Playhouse District small business, tag #shopsmallplayhouse and be entered to win gift cards & other prizes!For more information on Playhouse Shop Small, Shop Indie! visit or call (626) 744-0340 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Business Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Plus Commits to Deploy Ouster’s Digital Lidar Sensors to Support Global Deployment of Automated…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness CUPERTINO, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Plus, a leading developer of automated truck technology, and Ouster, Inc. (“Ouster”), a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries, today announced the signing of a strategic customer agreement for Ouster to provide its digital lidar sensor to outfit key elements of Plus’s automated truck system. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: An Ouster lidar sensor on a Plus truck. (Photo: Business Wire) Plus is the first automated trucking developer to start mass production of its automated driving system, beginning this year. The company is partnered with the largest shippers, carriers, and truck makers, including the world’s largest heavy truck manufacturer, FAW, to deploy automated trucks powered by its automated driving system. “Lidar is a critical sensing modality to include in our sensor suite in order to develop the safest automated trucks,” said Shawn Kerrigan, COO and co-founder of Plus. “As we start to deploy our automated driving system commercially this year, we need a lidar partner with cutting-edge technology that is high performing, reliable, and of production quality that is immediately available at scale. Ouster delivers on all of those requirements.” Per the agreement, Ouster will supply a minimum of 2,000 digital lidar sensors to Plus in an initial rollout, and is prepared to aggressively increase its supply over the next five years, having already migrated the majority of its production volume to contract manufacturer Benchmark Electronics in Thailand. Additionally, Ouster will provide engineering support to enable Plus’s automated driving system deployment across multiple continents. “Plus is rapidly accelerating innovation in automated trucks and we are very excited to be able to meet their rigorous technology, reliability, and immediate volume production requirements to win this contract,” said Angus Pacala, Co-Founder and CEO of Ouster. “We are focused on four industries where we believe digital lidar will be a technology lynchpin, and we see a huge opportunity in automated trucks that is driving significant demand for our sensors today and is growing exponentially in the near future.” In December, Ouster entered into a definitive merger agreement with Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLA) (“CLA”) in a transaction that would result in Ouster being listed on the NYSE. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. About Plus Plus is a world leader in self-driving truck technology. Headquartered in Cupertino, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley, the company was founded in 2016 by a group of serial entrepreneurs and industry veterans, each with over 20 years of experience in high tech and artificial intelligence. Plus specializes in providing full-stack self-driving technology to enable large scale autonomous commercial transport. Plus is currently working with some of the world’s largest truck manufacturers, shippers, and top fleet operators to begin mass production of its automated driving system. About Ouster Ouster invented its digital lidar in 2015 and is a leading manufacturer of high-resolution digital lidar sensors used throughout the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries. Ouster’s sensors are reliable, compact, affordable and highly customizable, laying the foundation for digital lidar ubiquity across endless applications and industries. Already hundreds of customers have incorporated Ouster lidar sensors in current products or those in development for imminent commercial release. Ouster has previously announced a merger agreement with CLA, a special purpose acquisition company, that would result in Ouster becoming a publicly listed company. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn. Additional Information and Where to Find It This document relates to a proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) between CLA and Ouster. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Business Combination. In connection with the proposed Business Combination, CLA filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 22, 2020, which included a proxy statement/prospectus of CLA. CLA’s shareholders, Ouster’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed in connection with the proposed Business Combination, as these materials will contain important information about Ouster, CLA and the Business Combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed Business Combination will be mailed to stockholders of Ouster and shareholders of CLA as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed Business Combination. CLA shareholders and Ouster stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement, the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at, or by directing a request to CLA’s secretary at 1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite 810, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, (561) 712-7860. Participants in the Solicitation CLA and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from CLA’s shareholders with respect to the proposed Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in CLA is contained in CLA’s proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on December 22, 2020, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at P. To the extent such holdings of CLA’s securities may have changed since that time, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Ouster and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of CLA in connection with the proposed Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the proposed Business Combination is contained in CLA’s proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on December 22, 2020, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the anticipated timing of the Business Combination, the products and services offered by Ouster and the markets in which it operates. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, (ii) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed by CLA’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by CLA, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination, including the adoption of the agreement and plan of merger by the shareholders of CLA and Ouster, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by CLA’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third-party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the proposed Business Combination, (v) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the agreement and plan of merger, (vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the Business Combination on Ouster’s business relationships, performance and business generally, (vii) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations after the completion of the proposed Business Combination and (viii) the risk of downturns in the highly competitive lidar technology and related industries. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of CLA’s prospectus dated August 20, 2020 relating to its initial public offering, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, the registration statement on Form S-4 and proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed by CLA from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Ouster and CLA assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Ouster nor CLA gives any assurance that either Ouster or CLA will achieve its expectations. View source version on CONTACT: For Plus Lauren Kwan [email protected] For Ouster Erica Bartsch / Nevin Reilly / Alex Kovtun [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING FLEET MANAGEMENT MANUFACTURING AUTOMOTIVE OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY TRUCKING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY TRANSPORT OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Ouster, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Absence control must be a priority

first_img Comments are closed. Absence control must be a priorityOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. “Perhapsthe most useful tool is the return-to-work interview,” he said. “Ifevery absent employee is interviewed on their return, the message that theorganisation takes the subject seriously will soon become established andmanagers will gain vital information about the factors which influence thehealth of its employees.” Manyorganisations, he said, have not introduced even basic health risk controlmeasures, despite the fact that health risks are highly responsive tointervention programmes. A wellplanned healthcare programme goes beyond the “nice to have” for anorganisation, and has the potential to save more than it costs. Althoughill-health represents probably the most frequent loss within any organisation,health rarely tops the risk management league table, he said.center_img “Thereis therefore enormous potential for achieving large savings through reasonablystraightforward risk reduction programmes,” he said. Adding he suspectedthat there was a tendency among many organisations to underestimate the realcost of sickness absence to the business, but by paying closer attention toabsence figures and establishing absence control as a management priority, theproblems could be reduced. “Thefact is that executives are already the healthiest employees in mostorganisations,” he said. “A more basic health screen, probably deliveredon-site and available to all employees can make a powerful impact on the healthof the workforce.” That wasthe verdict of John Humphrey, chairman of Marsh Health, who assessed the casefor pursuing employee health as a risk management priority. Corporatehealth services can make a difference to health risks and offer a genuine costbenefit, he added. For example, a health screening programme tailored toindividual’s need, not one that is a perk just for executives. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Cross Country Athletes Compete At Wasatch Invitational

first_img Tags: Cross Country Brad James September 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Cross Country Athletes Compete At Wasatch Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWASATCH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Utah-Saturday, the Wasatch XC Invitational concluded with Day 2 of competition at Soldier Hollow at Wasatch Mountain State Park.Various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes competed in Wave 2 of the boys and girls varsity competitions.These waves each consisted of the standard 3-mile run that is a staple of competition at cross country meets.In Wave 2 of the girls varsity competition, Manti junior Fiel Woods placed 12th (20:37.60). North Sanpete freshman Mari Briggs placed 18th (20:59.50) with Manti sophomore Keltsy Fowles (21:09.90) placing 21st.North Sanpete junior Aubry Cook (21:27.10) placed 26th and her teammates, sophomore Madelyn Christensen (22:04.60) and senior Tamsin Stewart (22:05.10) placed 37th and 38th respectively.North Sanpete junior Rachael Jones (23:07.90) placed 52nd and her teammate, freshman Jocelyn Stewart, finished 56th (23:17.80).Manti sophomore Isabella Knudsen (23:20.20) finished 57th and North Sanpete sophomore Tylee Henrie (24:30.10) placed 68th.Manti freshman Cami Merrill (24:35.80) finished 70th and her teammate, sophomore Kaylee Gowans, placed 76th (24:54.70).Manti senor Savannah Withers (25:08.40) placed 78th and her junior teammate, Alice Grover (25:10.20) finished 80th.Wave 2 of the varsity boys competition featured Wasatch Academy senior Christopher Korir (17:27.10) placing 34th. Manti junior Josiah Carter (18:13.90) placed 54th. Manti sophomore Tyler Taggart (18:21.30) finished 58th and his teammate, sophomore Kaystan K. Larsen (18:27.50) finished 61st.North Sevier sophomore Keaton Hallows (18:33.80) placed 64th with his teammates, junior Tate Goble (18:46.40) and senior Kelby Bosh (18:47.80) finishing 71st and 72nd respectively.North Sanpete senior Gage Cox (18:48.00) placed 73rd and his teammate, sophomore Ryland Cook, placed 80th (19:03.20).Manti senior Jace Sweat (19:10.50) placed 87th and his teammate, sophomore Trevor Taggart (19:13.20) placed 88th.Manti senior Ben Johnson placed 94th (19:23.50) with his teammate, junior Hunter Powell (19:25.90) finishing 96th.Manti sophomore Brayden Braithwaite (19:50.60) placed 108th and North Sanpete senior Jared Strait (19:52.00) and his teammate, junior Morgan Bowles (20:03.70) finished 109th and 110th respectively.North Sanpete sophomore Tezra Fisk (20:20.00) placed 114th and his teammates, sophomore Thayne Smith (23:54.20) and freshman Jerry Jones (24:24.00) placed 136th and 139th respectively.In this section, Manti placed 11th (308 points) and North Sanpte 14th (417 points). Class 6-A power American Fork wo this team wave with 42 points.Here are the individual winners from Saturday varsity events as follows:Wave 1 varsity girls: Caila Odekirk-Hurricane (18:10.00)Wave 1 varsity boys: Creed Thompson-Skyridge (15:10.20)Wave 2 varsity girls: Carlee Hansen-Woods Cross (19:08.10)Wave 2 varsity boys: Brayden Packard-American Fork (15:16.60) Written bylast_img read more

Countrywide acquires Greene & Co

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Countrywide acquires Greene & Co previous nextAgencies & PeopleCountrywide acquires Greene & CoDavid Pollock is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of Greene & Co, which has seven offices across the Capital.PROPERTYdrum13th May 201501,304 Views Greene & Co, the London based estate agency, has been snapped up by Hamptons International – part of Countrywide PLC – for an undisclosed sum.Established more than 30 years ago in West Hampstead by Michael Greene and Noe Glasman, Greene & Co, which was the subject of a BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary a few years ago, has seven offices across the capital serving West Hampstead, Maida Vale, Crouch End, Belsize Park, Clerkenwell, Kensal Rise and Queen’s Park.The agency comprises sales, lettings, financial services, property management and new homes and investments. Greene & Co also has a sister company Urban Spaces; a specialist and expert team focused solely on residential loft spaces across London. The acquisition takes in all divisions of the agency and Urban Spaces.Having led the organisation for nearly 20 years, Managing Director of Greene & Co, David W Pollock (left), will step down from his role.Mr Pollock, who has played an instrumental role in the company’s success, acquired a controlling interest in the company from its Co-Founder Michael Greene. He then teamed up with property entrepreneurs Harry Handlesman, Founding Director of the ground-breaking Manhattan Loft Company and John Hitchcox, Founder of Yoo (a property venture with Phillipe Stark), who both invested in the business as sleeping partners, enabling the business to expand.Mr Pollock commented, “Since joining Greene & Co in 1985, I have seen the business go from strength to strength and am proud have led and managed the company to become one of North London’s most esteemed market players. I have no doubt that under the Hamptons International umbrella; the company will continue to prosper. I believe that they offer the vision, backing and support required to take the business to the next level, and will also offer our valued staff and clients a wealth of opportunity and additional benefits. I know that Hamptons will retain what it is and what it means to be part of Greene & Co and I look forward to seeing the next chapter unfold in the company’s history.”Commenting on the acquisition, Phil Tennant (right), Chief Operating Officer of Hamptons International, said, “Greene & Co represents one of London’s most successful estate agency brands, with a clear identity and strong market share. The organisation provides a fantastic geographic fit with strong offices in key London locations that will provide a natural link with Hamptons offices in North and Central London.“We fully recognise the essence of the company brand and how that resonates amongst staff and clients. Furthermore we respect the principles, values, service and day-to-day ways of working that David has implemented so well, which have in turn allowed the business to become what it is today. We are very much looking forward to sharing with staff and customers of Greene & Co the wider benefits of being part of a larger network, and look forward to meeting our new colleagues and their local communities in due course.”Greene & Co acquisition Countrywide May 13, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 2021last_img read more


first_imgPERFECT PENCEMaking Sense by Michael ReaganNow that was a debate.The Mike Pence-Tim Kaine bout Tuesday night wasn’t the main event of 2016.It was what they call in boxing an “undercard” match. It was a contest between two natural lightweights — the VP candidates.There was no exciting 12th round knock out.But Pence and Kaine engaged in a good, spirited political fight that provided much more substance and entertainment value than the Trump-Clinton debate.Pence easily won on points, both for what he said and what he didn’t say. In their post-debate analysis everyone from Rachel Maddow to Sean Hannity agreed on that.Poor Tim Kaine. Everyone — even his wife — also agreed that he made himself look like a rude jerk by interrupting the moderator and Pence way too many times.Kaine was wound up so tight in the opening rounds that the presidential debate commission probably should have ordered a drug test to see if Kaine was on some sort of performance drug.Seriously, though, I hope Trump was watching Pence’s debating style closely.I hope he has been studying the video over and over to see how Pence deflected or ducked his opponent’s punches and pivoted to offense.Pence not only showed Trump how to win a political debate, he was an absolute gentleman while doing it.He didn’t have to say derogatory things about women or Latinos or Muslims. He didn’t suggest using nuclear weapons to fight crime in Chicago.And when Kaine tried to drag him down a rat hole by making him defend something dumb or insulting Trump had said, Pence kept his cool and flicked the example away as silly or untrue.The major criticism from some Republicans and Trumpsters was that Pence didn’t do more to defend Donald Trump.But the reality is, you can’t defend half of what Trump has said and Pence could have wasted two weeks of air time trying.Pence was perfect Tuesday night. What he did won’t move the needle for Trump’s chances to win next month, but it moved the needle on his future.Twenty minutes into the debate lots of people, including those I watched it with, were saying, “Gosh, I wish Mike Pence was on the top of the ticket.”It’s obviously way too late for the GOP to make that happen, but Pence might be the top choice of Republicans in 2020 if Trump loses to the Clinton Crime Family a month from now.The only thing that concerns me about Pence’s pummeling of Kaine is that Trump was so quick to take credit for it.The next day at his rallies Donald was doing his usual “Look at me” routine, praising Pence and boasting he was his first hire.Sorry, Donald. As I tweeted, your first hire was actually campaign consultant Paul Manafort. How did that work out?Trump’s the clear underdog, a raw amateur up against a political heavyweight. He has to win his debate with Hillary Sunday night or at least fight her to a draw.Pence has shown him how the professionals do it.Whether he can learn to box with Hillary without tripping over his huge ego may determine whether Trump ends up the 2016 champ or the 2016 chump.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more