Council fined over death of electrician

first_imgCouncil fined over death of electricianOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Doncaster Council was fined £400,000 last week after anelectrician died following lapses in health and safety procedures. Michael Seiles, 31, of Wheatley, Doncaster, South Yorkshirehad been called to repair a heating unit in the council’s offices in 1997. Hedied after touching live wires. Council managers knew of the dangers but had not warnedelectricians. The council pleaded guilty at Doncaster Crown Court to offencesunder the Health and Safety Act and was fined £400,000, with £30,000 costs. David Cotton, head of operations at the HSE, whichprosecuted the council, said, “I hope this fine will bring home to allemployers the high price of not properly discharging responsibilities ofensuring the safety of people working on their property.”A council spokesperson said, “Since this incident the localauthority has been working on improving safety procedures, and has placedpriority on electrical safety.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Springtime reduction in MF mesospheric echo occurrence

first_imgRadar echoes from the upper mesosphere recorded by the dynasonde at Halley (76°S, 27°W), Antarctica, over four years have been studied to reveal the diurnal and seasonal characteristics of echo occurrence. In addition to the expected daily variation, a distinct seasonal change in the number and altitude of the echoes is apparent. The prevalence of echoes during the winter months is followed, in all four years studied, by a period during the Antarctic spring when echo occurrence falls markedly for a period lasting for about three weeks. This dearth of echoes coincides with the breakdown of the polar vortex circulation pattern in the lower atmosphere providing strong evidence of the neutral dynamical coupling between the stratosphere and mesosphere.last_img read more

Young Yankee fan gets thrill of his life during game of catch with Aaron Judge

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — One young baseball fan made the play of a lifetime when New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge played a game of catch with him from the stands during his team’s showdown against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.A video of the heartwarming interaction, shared by the youngster’s father on Twitter, swiftly racked up hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes.Footage shot from an alternate angle by another fan in the crowd shows the boy wearing a “Judge 99” jersey as he pitches a ball to his baseball hero.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img June 28, 2018 /Sports News – National Young Yankee fan gets thrill of his life during game of catch with Aaron Judgelast_img read more

GRiZ Announces Funksgiving Show With Lettuce & More In San Francisco

first_imgThanksgiving just got real funky in San Francisco, as GRiZ has announced he will team up with Lettuce, Haywyre, and Brasstracks for a special “Funksgiving” event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, November 26th.It’s not the first time that GRiZ and Lettuce have shared the same bill, as both acts appeared on the Fool’s Paradise lineup earlier this year, and subsequently shared the stage for what turned out to be an epic set. They also recently performed at an Outside Lands late night party, in the very same city of San Francisco.With Indiana-based jazz-fusion act Haywyre and futuristic brass duo Brasstracks rounding out the lineup, this is going to be one serious celebration of funk and dance music.General on-sale for Funksgiving in San Francisco begins Fri, Aug 12 at 10am PST, and can be purchased here.GRiZ and Lettuce Collaborating at Fool’s Paradise, courtesy of TheSoberGoat:last_img read more

Author and web series host speaks on allyship at weekly lecture series

first_imgMedia producer, author and speaker Austin Channing Brown spoke Friday afternoon on the importance of allyship between racial groups at the Klau Center’s weekly lecture series, “Building Anti-Racist Vocabulary.”Channing Brown is the author of bestselling book, “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” and she is also the executive producer of “The Next Question: A Web Series Imagining How Expansive Racial Justice Can Be.” Gabrielle Penna Austin Channing Brown, media producer and author, spoke at the Klau Center’s weekly lecture series “Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary.” She is the ninth speaker of the semester.Before beginning her talk, Channing Brown spoke on the applications of allyship.“Even though I am going to talk about this in a black, white, people of color context, allyship does have applications beyond that,” Channing Brown said. She further explained that allyship applies to all marginalized communities, although in this context, she spoke about race specifically. Channing Brown defined what it meant to be an ally using four pillars of thought and action.  “Allies are less concerned with being nice and more concerned about being brave,” she said. Channing Brown said nice people often acknowledge injustices, but fail to actively prevent injustices from continuing. “It is important that the ally chooses courage over niceness,” Channing Brown said. “Too often, allies get so focused on being perceived as nice that they forfeit actually being courageous and fixing a situation, healing a situation, changing a situation of injustice.” She also asked allies to realize the importance of fighting against structural inequalities to benefit marginalized communities.“All allies know that people of color are not the work, that working on the system, changing the system, influencing the system, is the work,” Channing Brown said.For her, the “work” is about changing unjust systems to create a community that acknowledges the humanity of people of color. Beyond acknowledging where the problem lies, Channing Brown defined the active role allies must take. “Allies are always looking for ways to support, fund, and assist members of a marginalized community,” Channing Brown said. Allies, to Channing Brown, must not be closed-minded or afraid, she said. Instead, they are “teachable and committed,” and they cannot be fearful of perfectionism. “You have to be willing to be vulnerable, and being vulnerable is willing to make mistakes and to be held accountable for those mistakes,” Channing Brown said.  As the discussion regarding racial injustice continues, Channing Brown said the language is also changing. She said she particularly likes the manner in which “ally” and “accomplice” have become interchangeable.“It sounds like the stakes are high, that you have something to lose, and that is what we are trying to get with allyship,” Channing Brown said.During the question and answer session, Channing Brown discussed some of her experiences growing up in predominantly white institutions. She said that she often felt she could not relate to her peers, but she encouraged young students of color “to indulge in all of you.” While many students of color today face school work, extracurricular activities and the ongoing fight for racial equality, Channing Brown encouraged students of color to try to enjoy their youth.“The fact that you are surviving, the fact that you are here, the fact that you are trying to create a better life for you, for your community, for your family, that is enough,” Channing Brown said. Channing Brown explained that learning about racial injustice is not easy; it takes time and work. “It is extraordinarily painful work. And we do it anyway,” Channing Brown said. “It has to be done because my life is dependent on it.”Channing Brown acknowledged that education on racial injustice is not easy. “This work requires all of us to get uncomfortable. The thing is, people of color already are. We are not asking white people to do something we are not already doing,” Channing Brown said. She said she is asking white people to join her in the discomfort of modern-day injustices. “We are already giving it our all,” Channing Brown said, referring to herself and other people of color.Channing Brown noted that despite her setbacks and despite the fact she doesn’t know if she will see equality in her lifetime, she will not stop fighting for justice. “Whether or not I’m going to do the work is never in question,” Channing Brown said. “Whether or not I am going to give up is never a question because of my human dignity. My personhood demands that I seek freedom, even if I never get to experience it.”Tags: allyship, Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary, Klau Center, Racismlast_img read more

Judge dismisses NCUA suit against US Bank, BoA as RMBS trustees

first_imgA U.S. District judge Monday dismissed three lawsuits–including one by the National Credit Union Administration–brought against U.S. Bank National Association and Bank of America, National Association regarding their duties as trustees of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).NCUA filed the lawsuit in December alleging the two banks failed to fulfill their duties as trustees for 99 of the trusts. Despite knowing about defects in the mortgage loans, the complaint said, U.S. Bank and Bank of America failed to provide required notices to certificate holders and other parties and failed to take timely action to force the repurchase, substitution or cure of defective mortgage loans or otherwise preserve trust remedies (News Now Dec. 18).U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled the NCUA lacked standing to sue U.S. Bank and Bank of America over 74 of the trusts that the agency moved into new, independent trusts (Bloomberg May 19).Nothing in federal securities law “authorizes NCUA (or the [corporate credit union] for which it acts as liquidating agent) to sue on behalf of separate statutory trusts,” Forrest ruled, according to court documents. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Onsite THiNK17: Beyond the buzzword

first_img“Digital Transformation”: It’s been the buzzword of THiNK17 so far, but what does that actually look like?Often times we think that if we add some digital components to our business model then we have embraced digital, we did it, we finally became digital! Unfortunately, in those cases we are confusing “digital transformation” with “digitalization”. When we add a layer of digital to a current legacy system we are upgrading it and solving some problems, but we aren’t transforming the way we operate.We had the pleasure of hearing from Columbia University Professor and author, David Rogers today, and he gave us a breakdown of 5 key components to help you on your path to digital transformation:Members (or really anyone you serve, such as your employees): we need to take them from being passive targets to part of our dynamic network.Competition: pay attention to what’s around you, your competition might not look like you so you need to be able to identify them. (ie: Uber and Google can be competition for Toyota)Data: it’s time to get the data out of silos and find outside partners who can help turn the data we have into an asset by allowing us to act quickly.Innovation: Move away from top-down planning that is slow and expensive, to rapid experimentation so that you can fail smarter and innovate faster.Value: Go from defending your model to adapting and changing to stay relevant.When these 5 pieces come together then you have completely transformed your organization to be the place that people think of when they think of digital companies, alongside Google and Netflix. The path to digital transformation can be hard, but if you keep the focus on the problem that you are solving, the big picture, instead of trying to make what you have fit into place, then you’re sure to be successful. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: Detailslast_img read more

2018 trends in commercial banking: Financial institutions are open for business

first_imgIt won’t be business as usual in 2018. Change is in the air in commercial banking, from new technologies and players to possible shifts in regulations and the tax code. How financial institutions respond to those changes will affect bottom lines and the ability to make inroads in the market.Bolstered by a relatively positive economic outlook, expectations are that business will continue to perform favorably in the coming year. That optimism bodes well for financial institutions because companies of all sizes will look for assistance growing and operating more efficiently.In the coming year, look for commercial banking to remain a key profit center for most financial institutions, especially for those that focus on robust cash management, commercial lending and money movement offerings. Here are four trends to watch: continue reading » 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Remembering what matters

first_imgThe end of the year is always a fun and exciting time, filled with reflections of the year that was, and hope for a joy-filled new year.  For Young Professionals, the end of the year is more than just wearing your favorite ugly sweater at the work holiday party or dress down day:  It is a great opportunity to reflect on your successes of 2019 and set goals for a more successful 2020.In writing this article, I had no trouble putting together the “what to do” and “how to do it”.  But I kept getting stuck on the most important part of the equation: “why?”.  I then thought to myself, what measures success, anyway?   What if my advice for someone to be more successful doesn’t fit with their idea of success?  Most importantly, why do I do what I do, and how does that tie back to the goals I set for myself?That’s when this article changed completely, in the same way my career – and my life – changed on July 9th, 2019.  That day was by far the most successful day of my year, and I barely looked at my email.  (My wife knows me too well for me to say I didn’t look at all.)  That day, we welcomed our son, Jacob Raymond Mattone, into the world. From that moment on, my “why” was set in stone.  And my measuring stick for success in 2020 and beyond?  Making sure I do what I can do to be a good father, provider and role model for my son.  He is what matters to me.  He is my “why”.For a more successful 2020, I’m going to come to work everyday with a positive attitude, so that Jake learns the importance of doing what you love. I’m going to do more to help my colleagues, so that he learns the value of teamwork.  I will use the resources of our Credit Union and my skill set to help more people, so that my son sees the positive impact of doing good for others, and how good it feels to help.  And I’m going to do a better job balancing my career and my life.  Because I’ve had years in my career where I thought I was successful, but looking back it was someone else’s idea of success, not mine.  Time that I wasted chasing something I didn’t really want; which I could have dedicated to the people and things I truly care about.Too often as young people, we work ourselves to the bone so that we can be successful; reach tangible goals; thrive in a competitive business landscape, and earn a good living.  For YPs in the Credit Union movement, we take pride in helping people achieve their financial goals and aspirations.  But why? It’s not for the paycheck or for the Fridays that we can wear jeans to work.  There is more to what you do in your Credit Union Career, and remembering what matters to you and working off of your “why” will lead you to your most successful year, whatever you define that to be.  So for a more successful 2020, the advice I can give to you is this: Write down what matters most to you. Write down your purpose.  And go out every day, with 100% effort, confidence and focus towards living your “why”. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Mattone Michael Mattone is the Vice President of Marketing and Member Experience at Hudson River Financial FCU, a $60 million credit union serving members who live, work or worship in Westchester, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Rocorose Turtleneck Dress Is the Definition of Minimalist Chic

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.When it comes to fashion, we all have different tastes. While some trendy shoppers tend to embrace being called extra, others like to keep it relatively tame — opting for staple pieces in timeless silhouettes. In fact, we’ve seen a rise in the minimalist style over the past few years. The simplicity is a welcome addition to our closets, and it’s led to the purchase of so many sophisticated garments.- Advertisement – Dresses like this beauty from Rocorose are the perfect example of understated and chic fashion. Yes, it’s a basic dress — but it’s also an instant classic and the ideal foundation of any fall or winter ensemble.Rocorose Women's Turtleneck Ribbed Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater DressRocorose Women’s Turtleneck Ribbed Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater Dress AmazonSee it!Get the Rocorose Women’s Turtleneck Ribbed Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater Dress for prices starting at $31, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Get the Rocorose Women’s Turtleneck Ribbed Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater Dress for prices starting at $31, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.Good news: This dress will look elegant teamed with any type of jacket, be it a moto moment or a winter coat. While there are so many fabulous features, the turtleneck immediately elevates it to the fall fashion hall of fame. This dress has sleek style completely nailed, and we’re obsessed!See it: Get the Rocorose Women’s Turtleneck Ribbed Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater Dress for prices starting at $31, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 6, 2020, but are subject to change.Not what you’re looking for? Check out more styles from Rocorose and shop all of the clothing, shoes and jewelry available at Amazon! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! – Advertisement – This dress is made from a stretchy knit material, and it’s just as comfortable as an oversized sweater. It’s snug and intended to be form-fitting, but it reportedly doesn’t feel too tight thanks to the soft material. If you’re not feeling particularly confident these days, you can easily throw shapewear underneath this dress to smooth you out. But fret not, because anyone can look great in this dress — Spanx or not!This is a midi-length frock that reaches about halfway past the knee, depending on your height and body type. The sleeves are extra long and extend past the wrists, and the cherry on top is the cozy turtleneck neckline that will keep you warm and cozy.Rocorose Women's Turtleneck Ribbed Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater DressRocorose Women’s Turtleneck Ribbed Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater Dress AmazonSee it!- Advertisement –last_img read more