Exiles name side to take on Sharks

first_imgREADING, ENGLAND – APRIL 03: Clarke Dermody of London Irish runs with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and London Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on April 3, 2011 in Reading, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Starting XV: 15. Delon Armitage14. Topsy Ojo13. Jonathan Spratt12. Shontayne Hape11. Tom Homer10. Adrian Jarvis9. Darren Allinson1. Clarke Dermody (Captain)2. David Paice3. Paulica Ion4. Nick Kennedy5. Matt Garvey6. Bryn Evans7. Jamie Gibson8. Alex GrayReplacements: 16. James Buckland17. Alex Corbisiero18. Faan Rautenbach19. Bob Casey20. David Sisi21. Adam Thompstone22. Steven Shingler23. Paul Hodgson Clark Dermody will captain the side against SaleClarke Dermody will start at loose head prop against Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday as he celebrates 100 appearances for London Irish (kick-off 3pm).Dermody will be joined in the front row by David Paice and Paulica Ion.  Matt Garvey will start alongside Nick Kennedy in the second row with Bryn Evans moving to the back row with Jamie Gibson and Alex Gray. Adrian Jarvis will partner Darren Allinson at half back and Jonathan Spratt will play at outside centre.London Irish head coach Toby Booth said: “Consistency comes from continuity in selection. It would be nice to be able to select the same team two weeks in a row. Having said that the boys coming in have done well in the earlier part of the season and get the chance to put on the shirt in a very important time of the season for us.”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Who will be the next State Attorney of the 9th Judicial…

first_img Reply TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleTop 3 Wedding Locations to Share Your Nuptials Without Breaking the BankNext articleApopka woman wins free natural gas service for a year! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear 5 COMMENTS I didn’t get to listen in to the last radio show, so I don’t know what was discussed, but wasn’t there some rumors going around that Belvin Perry was going to run for this elected job? That is what I had heard, don’t know if it is true or not. July 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia July 24, 2019 at 9:04 am Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, is an edgy radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. Good morning! It is Miller Time, I mean Mueller time, really. I am watching the Mueller Report on tv this morning. Watching this report could easily make me want to pop a top on a Miller. I am a Democrat, but even with this Mueller report finally put on tv, which is long over due, what good is it? The bottom line is: nothing is going to be done about Trump’s wrongdoings! He is above the law, while we, the average citizens, are not above the law, and that is a shame! Trump has been given not a free get out of jail card, no, he has been given a free card to never have to go to jail, no matter what, as far as his wrongdoings, as long as he is president. We, the average citizens, should be so lucky!!! A sitting president cannot be charged, but a president can be charged after he leaves office……well, this certainly explains why Trump is hinting around at being president for life!……..Time for Miller Time! OMG Mama Miacenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will continue another  “gloves off” discussion about what the citizens of Orange & Osceola County can expect from the next 9th Judicial State Attorney.  Ryan Williams, one of onlyRyan Williamstwo candidates to file for the 2020 Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Office Election, will be the featured guest tonight.  This is the 2nd of a two-part series as Rod and Greg discuss with the candidate issues related to the death penalty, bullying, the opioid crisis and more.  LET’S TALK NATION, this is your chance to call in and voice your opinions and ask questions of the candidates.  Also, you answer the question, was President Trump’s statement “go back to where you came from” racist?  Is Senator Bernie Sanders a hypocrite for advocating for a national $15 per hour and doesn’t pay his campaign staff the same rate?We want to hear from you…Our growing listening audience will also hear what “Nicole Knows” as these and other topics are discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalknationusa or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind!Podcasts of past shows can also be heard at www.LetsTalkNation.net***** I think it is really disgusting to sit here and watch Mueller being drilled like he is the criminal! One thing that makes candidate for president, Senator Elizabeth Warren, very attractive to me, is the fact that she indicates that if she is elected president, she would do whatever is possible to change the laws of this country, and make it where a sitting president can be charged for wrongdoings!! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 July 24, 2019 at 9:29 am I am going to get off of here, as I plan to watch the rest of this craziness on tv. I just bet other countries are watching this mess, on the internet, and thinking what in the H is going on within the government of the United States of America! I think Mueller would actually prefer to be back in the rice paddies of Vietnam rather than to sit here before the tv cameras, with himself being attacked by the Republicans and drilled by the Democrats too, and with both sides quoting section so and so, book so and so, and all these twisted questions, fired off at him, geesh, the poor man, these people won’t even let him answer the questions before they interrupt him! This whole hearing is a joke!!! Reply July 24, 2019 at 9:09 am From Let’s Talk About it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson July 24, 2019 at 9:22 am Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Charity goats are ‘this year’s must-have present’ says Guardian

first_img Howard Lake | 23 December 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Trading Oxfam’s goat In its leader today, The Guardian welcomes this more traditional approach to giving at Christmas, although it does note that the other top-selling gift this year is the less selfless Apple iPod. “While the gift of an iPod allows its wearers to solipsistically cut themselves off, the gift of a goat to Africa is the precise opposite: its entire utility lies in giving something to the rest of the world: less of the Christmas “bah, humbug,” more of the “baa”. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charity goats are ‘this year’s must-have present’ says Guardian  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian today gives front page coverage to Oxfam Unwrapped’s goat, which it says is “this year’s must-have present’ for Christmas.The goat is one of the items on sale in Oxfam Unwrapped, the charity’s ‘alternative’ gift catalogue, launched a few months ago. Supporters can buy a friend or family member a practical gift such as a goat which then gets delivered to a family in a developing country. The present’s original ‘recipient’ gets a thank-you card from Oxfam and, presumably, a warm feeling.The Guardian reports that Oxfam has sold over 30,000 goat gifts this year. Other charities who have set up similar catalogues have also enjoyed success: Cafod, for example, has sold 13,000 of the £25 goats. Overall the charity has raised nearly £800,000 from its Christmas gifts this year. Advertisementlast_img read more

Anthony Nolan publishes e-book by comedian to raise funds

first_img The first e-novel to be published by a charity has been launched by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.Written by comedian Dominic Holland, Open Links tells the story of a long-in-the-tooth golfer on the last day of the British Open at Muirfield. He wrote it for the charity after being “deeply moved” by families of cancer sufferers.Available for £3.99 from Amazon, all the profits from sales of the e-novel – which takes about four to five hours to read ­– will go to the charity.“This is exciting and unchartered territory for Anthony Nolan as well as within the wider fundraising and publishing landscape,” said Richard Davidson, Director of Communications at Anthony Nolan. “We are thrilled to be able to give people the unique opportunity to enjoy a highly entertaining reading experience from a renowned author, with the knowledge that all profits will help save lives.”Holland was inspired to donate the book to the charity after hosting the Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards earlier this year. The charity said he was “deeply moved by some of the people he spoke to ton the evening…and was visibly affected by the stories he heard.”Holland said: “Meeting families who are coping with such difficult circumstances was a humbling experience and has reaffirmed to me exactly why donating the proceeds of Open Links to Anthony Nolan is the right thing to do.”[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8R9d_ACUI#action=share[/youtube] Anthony Nolan publishes e-book by comedian to raise funds [message_box title=”Dust jacket descripton for Open Links” color=”blue”]“Ricky Randal’s having the worst morning of his life. And there are still eighteen holes to go.“It’s the final day of the British Open, and storm clouds are gathering over Muirfield. Fighting his way into the elite world of millionaire golfers, frenzied journalists, and stuffy officials, a long-in-the-tooth journeyman player finds himself without a caddie, without a pair of trousers – and without a chance.“The odds are against him. The course is fighting him. And he’s got nobody to back him up apart from the world’s most unlikely toilet attendant, a sports reporter hoping for an underdog story, and one young fan in desperate need of a miracle.“Open Links is a life-affirming story of hope, family and endeavour; a fairy-tale that will resonate with everyone, but particularly those of us who still dare to dream.”[/message_box] Howard Lake | 24 November 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Celebrity Digital Trading  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Memorial for GI union leader

first_imgFrom left, Terry Klug and Andy Stapp leaving Klug’s court-martial at Fort Dix, 1969.A memorial meeting for Andy Stapp, who died in September, will be held on Nov. 1 in New York. As an active-duty GI at Fort Sill, Okla., Stapp first attracted the ire of the Army brass in 1967 when he was court-martialed for “refusing an order” — the order to surrender his anti-war literature to the military authorities.He was put out of the Army in 1968 — but not until after he had begun to organize a union of active-duty service members, men and women. The American Servicemen’s Union took a stance against the Vietnam war, racism, sexism, the lack of democracy in the military and the saluting and sir-ing of officers. The newspaper of the ASU eventually reached U.S. soldiers, sailors and air force personnel all over the globe.Former ASU members and anti-war activists will be joining in the celebration of Stapp’s life, as will his comrades at Workers World, students and fellow educators who knew him as a history teacher over the last three decades, as well as neighbors and relatives.The memorial will be held at SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East, 310 West 43rd St. (near 8th Avenue), 7th floor, and will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. All are welcome.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bahrain

first_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Bahrain Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Help by sharing this information March 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bahrain News Organisation to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives RSF_en Bahrain has one of the region’s highest levels ofInternet penetration, alongside Qatar and theUnited Arab Emirates. However the strugglelaunched by the government against sectarianismhas limited access to some websites. Theinformation ministry, with whichwebsites have had to register since2005, on 14 January 2009 orderedthe country’s access providers toblock some political and commercialcontent, specifying that it alonehad the power to go back on thedecision.Since then, websites that provide help in gettinground censorship have also been inaccessible.As a result, Internet users cannot go on to somepages on social networking sites such as Facebook,seen as critical of government policy,along with 66 other websites dealing withhuman rights or politics. The information ministryhowever conceded that some blocking didresult in “technical errors”.In order to fight censorship, Bahraini bloggershave devised their own code of ethics, finalisedon 14 August 2008. This code of conductshould help limit proliferation of incitement tohatred online. The code says, “We reject all writingor allusions containing a sectarian message,incitement to hatred, abuse of freedom of worshipor belief”.While a new draft law is under discussionallowing the authorities toshut down websites without recourseto the courts, the governmenthas decided to strengthen itspolicy of holding on to people’s personaldetails in the name of nationalsecurity. Bahrain’s Telecommunications RegulatoryAuthority (TRA) on 25 February 2009launched a public charter for Internet regulation.Aimed at operators authorised to provide Internet,it will define technical methods needed to“guarantee national security”. Under this charter,and also article 78 of the telecommunicationslaw, operators must offer “legal andsecure” Internet access. They also have the obligationto allow “security organs to access thenetwork for national security reasons”. Theyhave until 26 March to make any representationsto the authorities.center_img News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa March 17, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more News October 14, 2020 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutorslast_img read more

RWB Americas correspondents voice support for colleague Dina Meza, still threatened in Honduras

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports RSF_en News Camille SoulierHead of the Reporters Without Borders Americas deskEmiliano GulloReporters Without Borders correspondent in ArgentinaEdgar Ramos AndradeReporters Without Borders correspondent in BoliviaLinda StrakerReporters Without Borders correspondent in the Eastern Caribbean and BarbadosMauricio WeibelReporters Without Borders correspondent in ChileFabiola León PosadaReporters Without Borders correspondent in ColombiaRaúl SileskyReporters Without Borders correspondent in Costa RicaRamón SantosReporters Without Borders correspondent in the Dominican RepublicEric SamsonReporters Without Borders correspondent in EcuadorIleana AlamillaReporters Without Borders correspondent in GuatemalaJean Pharès JérômeReporters Without Borders correspondent in HaitiBalbina Flores MartínezReporters Without Borders correspondent in MexicoHélène RouxReporters Without Borders correspondent in NicaraguaRolando RodríguezReporters Without Borders correspondent in PanamaLuis Jaime CisnerosReporters Without Borders correspondent in PeruCarlos DominguezReporters Without Borders correspondent in SalvadorMirtha VillaReporters Without Borders correspondent in UruguayElsa Cecilia PiñaReporters Without Borders correspondent in Venezuela HondurasAmericas HondurasAmericas Follow the news on Honduras Reporters Without Borders’ correspondents in the Americas have written to the Honduran authorities urging them to finally provide protection to RWB’s correspondent in Honduras, journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza, the target of repeated threats.Honduran Interior Minister Arturo CorralesSecretaría de Estado en el Despacho de SeguridadAldea el Ocotal, Antiguo local de la Academía Nacional de PolicíaTegucigalpa, HondurasParis, 29 July 2014Dear Interior Minister,We, Reporters Without Borders’ correspondents in the countries of North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, express our solidarity with our colleague Dina Meza, RWB’s correspondent in Honduras, who has been threatened with being tortured and killed. We call for her and her family, which is also in danger, to be given the protection that has been recommended by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. An organization that defends freedom of information and has consultative status with the United Nations and UNESCO, Reporters Without Borders already drew your attention to the persecution of Dina Meza in a letter dated 11 July. This journalist and human right defender has made repeated requests for protection. On 20 June, she wrote to the interior ministry’s special prosecutor for human rights. After getting no reply, she sent another request for a quick reponse to the office of the prosecutor-general’s office on 8 July. We urge the authorities to act quickly so that Dina Meza can continue her work as a journalist and activist without fearing for her life or the lives of the members of her family. She still has not received any protection at the time of writingWe also urge you to ensure that the investigation into the origin of this intimidation is carried out in a thorough and independent manner and that a progress report is presented as soon as possible, so that those responsible for these threats do not go unpunished.The threats against Dina Meza constitute a grave violation of freedom of information, and we find it unacceptable that one of our colleagues is exposed to risks of this kind without a response from the government.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our request.Sincerely, July 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB Americas correspondents voice support for colleague Dina Meza, still threatened in Honduras RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News to go further News May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Dream teams

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. A dream or a nightmare? Everybody in your hard-won and carefully nurtured HR team has been poached by a jealous rival. Not only that, but they are all locked into watertight 10-year contracts, so there’s absolutely no chance of getting them back – no matter how much you want them, and no matter how much money you offer – so your immediate task is to replace them.We set six HR professionals the task of constructing the HR dream team they’d like to see guiding their organisations into a hypothetical future on a high performance course. Each dreamer has six places to fill, but can choose which positions are vacant, or design them. Then they can call forward any candidate, living or dead, fictional or historical, and from any walk of life – show business, sport, politics, or even, if they really want, from the HR sector.Although this shares some similarities with Fantasy Football, it is clearly impossible to score the teams’ performances over the next business season – but it would be interesting to speculate how they would fare as they work together. Rhiannon ChapmanFounder of Plaudit consultancyRecruitment/equal opportunities jobshareDr Billy Graham, to fire enthusiasm for the “mission”, draw the crowds for recruitment and get the “chosen people” to offer their services with commitment and passion – all effective recruitment has to have an element of evangelism. Nelson Mandela, because recruitment and equal opportunities are about effective resourcing, ensuring people get the chance to show what they can do. Mandela is used to an isolated position, and management would be more likely to listen to him than anyone else I can think of.Reward/pensionsNicola Horlick, whom I have previously worked with, because she knows all about getting a good return on investment and striking a balance between the short and long term. Having suffered unfair treatment personally, she would be sensitive to the need for fairness and consistency, and is one of the most open, hard-working and effective team players I have met in the City. She can hold a roomful of cynical company directors in the palm of her hand.Training and developmentSir Alex Ferguson, because he gets results and is tough but fair, and everyone would turn up for his courses and work hard for him. Training must be seen to be closely linked to improved results, and Manchester United is arguably the UK’s best-known and obviously effective investor in people.Organisation developmentRosabeth Moss Kanter, the human face of international management consultancy. She has been an influence on me ever since Men and Women of the Corporation was published in 1977. She is practical, and her work is easy to adapt into programmes and actions. A self-made woman who flies in her own Learjet has to be a good role model, too.HR systemsMrs Steve Shirley (founder and president, FI Group) – an excellent networker, in IT and outside, she would have the vision to ensure that HR systems are built around and support the central business systems, and are not merely a separate administrative process. Getting the need for strategic HR behaviour across to the board could be safely entrusted to her.Employee communicationsQueen Elizabeth I, who triumphed in keeping a delicate balance between conflicting diplomatic, religious and other power-broking pressures, and reigned, much loved, for 45 years. This is an area of HR that profits from continuity. Helen MartinAssociate head of HR, Credit Suisse Private BankingRecruitmentThe Terminator. He would be great deterrent against the competition, who would not stop until he’d got the right man.RewardBarbara Woodhouse. A behavioural psychologist in action who can demonstrate the benefits of a reward strategy and has a working knowledge of positive reinforcement.Training and developmentTracy Drewett, from Maxim/Knowledge Pool. Charismatic, knowledgeable and able to convince even the most cynical about the benefits training and development can bring the organisation and individual. Good eye on cost versus benefit. Equal opportunitiesBen Elton. He is able to deal with EO issues on an informed basis in a non-patronising fashion, and capable of enlightening the prejudiced. I would also choose Jo Brand for the same reasons.Health and safetyAny traffic warden. They are sticklers for the rules and have a sharp eye for detail and (usually) a healthy degree of paranoia.Workplace cultureJohn Major. The ideal holder of such a role would be someone with almost no personality of his own!HR systemsDifficult one. Once you’ve got one of these you really want to make sure you can hold on to them because they are very difficult to replace. Arthur C Clark springs to mind.LegalJohn Grisham. As an author and former barrister, he has a sound legal mind and the intelligence and creativity to deal with any situation.HR systemsBill Gates’ clear track record in building a high user-base for IT systems should ensure excellent take-up of the new HR system. Additionally, by identifying external business opportunities early, Bill would be able to market the system to other companies, eventually ensuring that our system becomes the industry standard.Employee communicationsPaul Whitehouse of the Fast Show, who is likeable, clever and imaginative with visual flair, and has the necessary ability to present information in an appealing fashion. Graham Kettles HR director at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (Dera)RecruitmentLord Kitchener has a proven track record through his extensive experience of recruiting troops for the British Army. The use of his image on recruitment posters in the past has ensured he retains a high profile, and he is able to offer an innovative approach to recruitment through strategies such as conscription, which is as yet untried in the private sector. Although his image might be somewhat dated, it is considered that an induction course with the new training and development manager together with a carefully managed PR exercise should resolve this.RewardFather Christmas, as he has an uncanny ability to meet everyone’s requirements without incurring cashflow problems, and would be able to ensure that all annual pay increases are actioned in a single night. With his preferred transport of reindeer and sleigh, any future petrol shortages would be unlikely to impact on the business.Training and developmentSteve Redgrave, as his ability to stay focused on the long-term objectives, together with his high level of personal commitment, mean he will have no difficulty in training and motivating the workforce.PensionsEbenezer Scrooge’s innate ability to hoard vast sums of money bodes well for future funding of the pension scheme. He will, however, need an intensive one-to-one session with the new training and development officer in order to ensure all entitlements are paid promptly.Health and safetyTom (from Tom and Jerry) would be able to show, with clear, practical demonstrations, the dangers of bad health and safety practice, while at the same time incurring no lasting injuries himself. As an added bonus, if it ever proved necessary to terminate his contract this could be achieved quickly and simply, and without the worry of possible tribunal appearances, by using a pencil eraser. Anna GeogheganHR manager, Renaissance WorldwideRewardChris Tarrant, as he would make salary reviews interesting: “I could give you a cheque for £1,000, but I really want to give you this cheque for £2,000. Now you can phone a friend or ask the audience – take your time.”Training and developmentSteve Redgrave. All training would start at 5am by the river and involve hours in the gym – and if he couldn’t motivate the team across the line to gold, who could?Employee communicationsLawrence Llewelyn-Bowen (BBC’s Home Front). He could change the offices on a regular basis to affect mood and inspire creativity and open expression. Employee communicationsWinston Churchill. That voice is guaranteed to make even the worst news sound a mere inconvenience, and would inspire the company to great things.LegalInspector Morse – no arguments, good legal brain, great car and an appreciation of fine music – a good all-rounder and a fun member of the team.Employee relationsKing Arthur as a good motivator, negotiator and leader, with his own spin doctor and adviser – Merlin. Hilary SimpsonHead of organisational development, Oxfordshire County CouncilHR systemsSteve Shirley, founder of FI and first woman president of the British Computer Society.LegalHelena Kennedy, not just for her work on human rights, but also for her commitment to widening participation in lifelong learning.Outplacement consultantMax Clifford. I have a lot of admiration for him, and he seems to be able to find lucrative niches for the most unlikely people.Equal opportunitiesNelson Mandela. Who else?PensionsThe Beardstown Ladies Investment Club, a team of amateur US investors who have outperformed professional fund managers for nearly 20 years and built retirement portfolios of enviable proportions.Employee communicationsMo Mowlam, but only if she wants it – she’s had enough of being offered jobs she doesn’t want. Kim FreemanHR director TMP WorldwideRecruitmentThis would be a job share split between Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo, because men and women would be drawn to them, plus they have experience of working together in films – essential for a good job share.DiversityAnita Roddick, for her appreciation of the effect of ethical issues on the commercial case. And to redeem herself for her recent comments on piercings.Training and developmentThe “awesome foursome” (coxless four gold medalists), or Steve Redgrave at least. It would definitely have to be someone who knows about motivation for improved performance.Compensation and benefitsGordon Brown, because he is a good manager of money, and he might enjoy a job change that would give him a more popular profile. Harry Potter would be his assistant, to produce money as required and because of his ability to travel to multiple sites at low cost.HR systemsBill Gates – no more licence costs, and a great opportunity to exploit e-learning potential.Employee communicationsI’d go for Richard Branson. He’s perfect for branding and internal marketing. Plus we can use Virgin gift tokens and trips to New York to show staff recognition. Comments are closed. Dream teamsOn 7 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Temporal and spatial variability in the recruitment of barnacles and the local dominance of Elminius modestus Darwin in SW Ireland

first_imgDeployment of processed natural substrata is a common method of investigating early settlement and recruitment processes, but has been under-utilised as a multi-depth method for barnacle study and analysis. Replicate, machined-slate panels (15 cm×15 cm×1 cm) were placed at 0 m (lower portion of the intertidal with ≈2 h emersion per tidal cycle), 6 m and 12 m at two sites of differing flow rate in Lough Hyne, SW Ireland. These panels were replaced serially every 30–60 days for a period of 3 years (2000–2003) to give monthly recruitment rates. Panels were also submersed for 60–120 days (Whirlpool Cliff, two locations) to show seasonal patterns and 370–400 days (Labhra Cliff) to show annual recruitment and survival patterns. The number, percentage cover and identity of all cirripede recruits were recorded. The greatest source of variability was with depth: between the intertidal (with many recruits) and the subtidal zones (few recruits). In general, intertidal recruitment was dominated by the introduced barnacle Elminius modestus Darwin. The high degree of water retention in Lough Hyne, combined with the high reproductive potential of E. modestus, has led to it becoming a self-perpetuating and locally dominant population. Balanus crenatus and Verruca stroemia dominated the longer immersed panels, highlighting the importance of post-recruitment processes to the survival of E. modestus recruits in the subtidal. Although E. modestus were found on subtidal monthly and seasonal panels, none were present on the subtidal annual panels. Temporally, month, season and time of placement were all found to be significant in explaining recruit number variability. Spatially, depth explained most variability of recruit numbers (6 m spatial separation), whilst site (≈200 m spatial separation) only ever being significant in combination with other factors, as was location (≈50 m spatial separation). The work highlights the importance of examining both temporal and spatial scales when investigating recruitment and post-recruitment processes of marine invertebrates, including introduced species.last_img read more

Sunday Update: Beaches Closed at 55th and 56th Streets

first_imgA Sahara-like scene at 48th Street, where beach replenishment work was just completed. As of Sunday, Aug. 30, Crews have removed the pipeline from that part of the beach in Ocean City, NJ. Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Sunday, August 30The beach entrance at 55th Street is closed, and that’s where sand-pumping operations are focused as of Sunday, Aug. 30.PROGRESS: As of Sunday at dusk, the beaches at 55th Street and 56th Street are close as the south end beach replenishment project moves into its final phase.Beaches between 37th Street and 54th Street are now complete, and the pipeline feeding that part of the project has been removed. Some equipment remained in a small cordoned-off area on the beach at 48th Street.About 907,000 cubic yards (62 percent of the total project) have been placed on Ocean City beaches so far.WHAT’S NEXT: Another 550,000 cubic yards (the other 38 percent) will be reserved for the area between 55th Street and 59th Street alone. That work is expected to include about 22 days of sand-pumping, which would push the completion of the project into mid- to late-September. Dune crossover work would follow. And the planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more