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first_imgTCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” The entrance to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum as it appeared in 2014 just prior the current to renovation. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman) printEven with the delay of the opening of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Horned Frogs are excited to have some basketball games back on campus soon.TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte announced this week that weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances have caused delays in the opening of the new basketball arena. “We have now chosen Dec. 20 as the opening date for our new basketball home,” Del Conte said in a media release Tuesday.Sophomore Katina Burke said the delay of the opening shouldn’t have any effect on the season, but she said “it’s a bummer” the renovations won’t be ready in time.Burke added that having the games so close to where students live should make it easier for students to attend the games.“Now that games are so close, there’s not really a reason for people not to be able to go,” Burke said.First-year student Mackinley Bullock said she thinks attendance will be high for the first couple of games.“I know I plan on going,” Bullock said. “I think people want to go see the renovations and how they’ve turned out.”Head basketball coach Trent Johnson said the team is excited to move into the arena, which underwent a $72 million renovation.“Ed Schollmaier and Rae Schollmaier have done an excellent job,” Johnson said in his press conference at the Big 12 Conference basketball media day. “Putting us in an environment this year that we’ll compete at a high level. It’s been a long time coming.”Bullock said the new arena will give the team a “fresh start.”“They are going to be really excited to play in their new arena,” Bullock said. “I feel like that will make them play well.”Johnson said it’s about the capability of beating the good teams and the good people, not about where they play their games.“You can have all the facilities in the world,” Johnson said. “But you’ve got to compete at a high level and win games.”The Nov. 13th season opener against Southeastern Louisiana will be played in the University Recreation Center. All other games, until the opening of the new arena, will be played at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth, which hosted all TCU home games last season. Linkedin Twitter TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Support for seniors on Senior Day Kacey Bowen Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Facebook Kramer claims 100th career win Facebook Previous articleTCU retirees gather for book clubNext articleSGA to offer winter break shuttles to DFW, Love Field Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/last_img read more


first_imgNews ChadAfrica December 1, 2020 Find out more October 7, 2020 Find out more News Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid The N’Djamena state prosecutor decided yesterday to drop all charges against Djekouninga Kaoutar Lazare, the manager of privately-owned radio FM Liberté, in the absence of any plaintiffs or complaints against him. Lazare was arrested on 16 January on a charge of disseminating false reports.FM Liberté, which was closed by the police the same day as Lazare’s arrest, is not yet back on the air. But his lawyers plan to submit a request to the prosecutor for the station to be allowed to resume operating.—————-18.01.08 – Detained radio station manager granted provisional releaseRadio FM Liberté manager Djekourninga Kaoutar Lazar was released provisionally this afternoon, two days after his arrest on a charge of “disseminating a false report.” He is due to appear before a court in N’Djamena on 21 January. FM Liberté, which was closed by the police on 16 January, has still not been given permission to resume broadcasting.————–17.01.08 – Police close down N’Djamena radio station, arrest managerReporters Without Borders calls on the Chadian authorities to explain why the police yesterday raided privately-owned radio FM Liberté in N’Djamena, closed it down and arrested its manager, Djekourninga Kaoutar Lazar.“A raid on a respected radio station, its arbitrary closure and the arrest of its manager are methods one uses with gangsters,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is not a crime to express an opinion that does not concur with government policy. On the contrary, it is the press and public’s inalienable right. The government should act with restraint, even in a period of crisis, and should provide the public with an explanation for this show of force.”Some 15 policemen stormed into FM Liberté’s studios at 5:45 p.m. yesterday and asked to see Lazar. When told he was not there, they asked if they could inspect all the news programmes that had been broadcast since the start of the week. Editorial coordinator Madji Madji Odjitan refused, saying this was the job of the High Council for Communication (HCC).In response, the police closed down the station and arrested Odjitan, taking him to the headquarters of the criminal investigation department. He was freed a few hours later after Lazar turned himself in. Lazar is still being held at the headquarters of the criminal investigation department in N’Djamena. The government has not given an official explanation for his arrest.Government supporters have been staging demonstrations for the past few weeks in protest against what they call the “Sudanese aggression that is being prepared in the east of the country.” Opposition representatives have on several occasions criticised these demonstrations as “hypocritical” on FM Liberté.center_img News November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Chad Reports Organisation January 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor drops charges against N’Djamena radio station manager to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ChadAfrica last_img read more


first_img Reporters Without Borders is yet again a partner in the international weblog competition, the “BOBs – Best of the Blogs,” which Germany’s public broadcaster Deutsche Welle is today launching for the fourth year running. What are The BOBs?For the next four weeks, Internet users are invited to go to www.thebobs.com to nominate the best blogs in 15 categories. The competition is open to blogs, podcasts and videoblogs in the following 10 languages – Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Portugese, Russian and Spanish.The BOBs are the world’s biggest international blog awards and offer a broad overview of the blogosphere, the rapidly evolving world of weblogs, videoblogs and podcasts. The winners are chosen by the public and a jury. Last year, more than 5,500 blogs were nominated and more than 100,000 Internet users took part in the online voting. RSF_en The timelineAll bloggers and blog fans can go to the BOBs website until 30 September to nominate their favourite blogs. An international jury of journalists, media specialists and bloggers will then sift through the nominations and choose a shortlist of finalists. The winners will be determined by a combination of online voting from 23 October to 15 November and jury decision. The awards will be announced at a public ceremony on the evening of November 15 at the Museum for Communication in Berlin. Organisation August 31, 2007 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Deutsche Welle’s annual search for the best blogs – Reporters Without Borders again a partnercenter_img For more informations, see :www.thebobs.com/englishwww.dw-world.de/english News Reporters Without Borders urges Internet users to participate in the international weblog competition which Deutsche Welle is organising for the fourth year running. The “BOBs – Best of the Blogs” offer a broad overview of the rapidly-evolving blogosphere and enable blog fans to share their favourites. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more


first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Maxine Waters Responds to Wells Fargo Request The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 31, 2020 2,063 Views Financial services Wells Fargo 2020-03-31 Seth Welborn Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Maxine Waters Responds to Wells Fargo Request Previous: Activists Push for Further Eviction Moratoriums Next: CARES Act Could Help People Stay in Their Homes Following reports that Wells Fargo & Company has requested that the Federal Reserve remove an asset cap imposed in response to widespread consumer abuses and compliance breakdowns, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter to Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, requesting additional information.Waters responded to a Financial Times article which reported that Wells Fargo & Company “made a pitch to the Federal Reserve to remove an asset cap introduced in the wake of its fake accounts scandal, saying it would allow the US bank to extend support to businesses and customers hit by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.”“As you know, pursuant to its February 2018 consent order, the Federal Reserve restricted Wells Fargo’s growth until the firm develops and implements—and a third party independently evaluates—the governance and internal control improvements specified in the order,” the Chairwoman wrote. “The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services’ (“Committee”) ongoing oversight activities have revealed that Wells Fargo has yet to fully satisfy the requirements of the Federal Reserve’s February 2018 consent order. Pursuant to its legislative and oversight authority under House Rule X, 116th Congress, the Committee must know more about whether Wells Fargo requested that the Federal Reserve remove the asset cap and, if so, the Federal Reserve’s consideration of any such request.”Earlier this year, Waters called Wells Fargo a “lawless organization” that has caused harm to millions of consumers during.Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf testified before the committee during the hearing titled “Holding Wells Fargo Accountable: CEO Perspectives on Next Steps for the Bank that Broke America’s Trust.”The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced in February that the bank will pay a $3 billion settlement over its account scandal dating back to 2016. Wells Fargo’s penalties include a $500 million fine to the SEC.According to the SEC’s order, between 2012 and 2016, Wells Fargo publicly touted to investors the success of its Community Bank’s “cross-sell” strategy, which it characterized as a key component of its financial success. According to the order, from 2002 to 2016, Wells Fargo opened millions of accounts of financial products that were unauthorized or fraudulent.Fellow committee member Patrick McHenry, however, noted that his colleagues on the other side of the aisle “made up their minds about Wells Fargo long ago.”He said that before the committee received any evidence in 2016, Waters said she had come to the conclusion that “Wells Fargo should be broken up. It’s too big to manage.”McHenry said that after reviewing nearly half a million documents and countless testimony, that breaking up the bank is not the answer.“Wells Fargo isn’t too big to manage. The findings of this document show it was grossly mismanaged,” he said. Tagged with: Financial services Wells Fargo Subscribelast_img read more


first_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest News Fishing boat safe after major rescue operation on Lough Swilly Twitter Google+ Facebook By News Highland – December 3, 2012 WhatsAppcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Three lifeboats have been involved in a nine hour operation to being a stricken fishing vessel into Rathmullan.The crabber Mary Ellen, with five crew on board, lost power a mile-and-a-half off Fanad Head in the early afternoon yesterday in treacherous sea conditions.In an operation coordinated by Malin Head coastguard, the Lough Swilly lifeboat was launched, it’s 37th operation this year.It’s spokesperson is Joe Joyce……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/rnli1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous article€840,000 allocated for Donegal sports groupsNext articleFull list of Donegal grants announced under the Sports Capital Fund News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more


first_imgNews UpdatesLok Sabha Clears Bill To Decriminalize Minor Procedural Offences/ Technical Lapses Under Companies Act 2013 [Read Bill] Akshita Saxena19 Sep 2020 9:04 PMShare This – xThe Lok Sabha on Saturday passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to decriminalize minor procedural or technical lapses under the Companies Act, 2013, into civil wrong, with an aim to enhance the ease of doing business in India. It proposes to amend 64 provisions of the Act to make overall 75 changes. The Bill was introduced in the Lower House by Minister of Corporate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Lok Sabha on Saturday passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to decriminalize minor procedural or technical lapses under the Companies Act, 2013, into civil wrong, with an aim to enhance the ease of doing business in India. It proposes to amend 64 provisions of the Act to make overall 75 changes. The Bill was introduced in the Lower House by Minister of Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman during the Budget Session this year. However, that session was wound up early amid the pandemic and the Bill was finally taken up yesterday. As per the statement of Objectives annexed it, the Bill inter alia seeks to: decriminalise offences in case of defaults which can be determined objectively and which otherwise lack any element of fraud or do not involve larger public interest;empower the Central Government to de-list certain class of companies, in consultation with SEBI, primarily for listing of debt securities;Incorporate a new Chapter XXIA in the 2013 Act to govern Producer Companies (earlier governed by the 1956 Act);Set up new NCLAT Benches. Parliamentary Debate The Bill was largely supported by the House to enhance the ease of doing business in India. However, apprehensions were expressed that such decriminalization of offences may encourage “unbridled corporate culture” of covering up default by merely expending funds. The members thus consistently urged the Government to ensure that provisions of the Act are strictly implemented. AITC MP Prof. Sougata Roy said that the Act of 2013 was drafted harshly, certainly because it was passed in the backdrop of the Satyam scandal. He thus concurred that there was a need to decriminalize minor offences, that did not constitute fraud, and help to reduce the burden of NCLT. It was also pointed out that the Bill lowers monetary penalties for violation by start-ups, and this will encourage new businesses in India. Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant also supported the Bill but pointed out certain anomalies therein. He sought to know from the Government about the criteria that will be employed to de-list certain class of companies. “Who will decide which class of companies has to be excluded? What will be the criteria?” he speculated. He also asked the Government about an amendment proposed to relax provisions relating to charging of higher additional fees for default on two or more occasions in submitting, filing, registering or recording any document, fact or information as provided in section 403. Stressing on the word “More” he remarked, “What is more? What is the number? How many times will the Government forgive a defaulter? A number has to be mentioned.” The Bill was however opposed by the members of the Congress party who asserted that it was an attempt to overhaul the substance of the Company Law, without holding proper consultations, only to benefit the corporates. MP Manish Tewari informed the House that it was after great deliberations that a “fine balance” was struck between cohesive action and civil action under the Company Law. However, the Government had decided to disrupt the same only to benefit the private sector. He highlighted that the Government claimed to have decriminalized offences that do not affect public interest but there was no mention about the parameters of defining such interest. Speaking on the new chapter regarding Producer Companies, he said that when the same is read with the recently passed Farmers Bills for contract farming and trade relaxations, it becomes clear that a channel is being made for companies and business to enter into farmers’ business. He remarked, “It nothing but a backdoor to facilitate the entry of big corporates into the agriculture sector, to militate against the interest of small and marginal farmers. Over a period of time it will have the impact unravelling the first 15 amendments to the Indian constitution from 1950-1965. All those amendments, which were carried out to give land to landless farmers, abolish Zamindari system, assure farmer’s dignity of labour and permanency over his land.” On the aspect of relaxing provisions of CSR and allowing companies to roll over CSR commitment for 3 years, Tewari said that given the manner in which companies already excape their social responsibility, such flexibility in the law is erroneous and it will help the companies to further escape from their liabilities. Lastly, he spoke about relaxations granted to NBFCs and finance companies and refuted the same in the backdrop of IL&FS scandal and DHFL’s payment defaults. As the House had exceeded its scheduled sitting hours for over 3 hours, Minister of Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman kept her response very crisp. She responded to the issue of favouring only big corporates and emphasized that all the changes in the law will also benefit MSMEs. She further assured that there were 35 Serious/ non-compoundable offences under the parent Act, and the same remained unchanged. Salient Features Decriminalization of offences The Bill removes imprisonment in certain offences such as: buy-back of shares without complying with the Act;default in complying with procedure for formation of Charitable company;knowingly participating in issue of prospectus in contravention of the law;default in complying with procedure for dealing with Securities in stock exchanges;default in complying with procedure for variation of shareholders’ rights;default in keeping Books of Accounts at registered office, etc.;continuing in office of director despite knowledge of disqualification;failure of Director to disclose interest in the company;execution of contract in violation of provisions for Related party transactions, etc. The Bill also proposes to remove penalties for commission of certain offences and to reduce the amount of fine payable in certain other offences. Other changes proposed by the Bill: Make provisions for allowing payment of adequate remuneration to non-executive directors in case of inadequacy of profits, by aligning the same with the provisions for remuneration to executive directors in such cases; Relax provisions relating to charging of higher additional fees for default on two or more occasions in submitting, filing, registering or recording any document, fact or information as provided in section 403; Extend applicability of section 446B, relating to lesser penalties for small companies and one person companies, to all provisions of the Act which attract monetary penalties and also extend the same benefit to Producer Companies and start-ups; Exempt any class of persons from complying with the requirements of section 89 relating to declaration of beneficial interest in shares and exempt any class of foreign companies or companies incorporated outside India from the provisions of Chapter XXII relating to companies incorporated outside India; Reduce timelines for applying for rights issues so as to speed up such issues under section 62; Extend exemptions to certain classes of non-banking financial companies and housing finance companies from filing certain resolutions under section 117; Provide that the companies which have Corporate Social Responsibility spending obligation up to fifty lakh rupees shall not be required to constitute the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and to allow eligible companies under section 135 to set off any amount spent in excess of their Corporate Social Responsibility spending obligation in a particular financial year towards such obligation in subsequent financial years; Provide for a window within which penalties shall not be levied for delay in filing annual returns and financial statements in certain cases; Provide for specified classes of unlisted companies to prepare and file their periodical financial results; Allow direct listing of securities by Indian companies in permissible foreign jurisdictions as per rules to be prescribed. 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first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… IAC welcomes visitors for ‘Faces of Vietnam’ collection Latest Stories The International Arts Center at Troy University hosted a reservation-only guided tour Thursday night for Stephen Humphreys’ “Faces of Vietnam” collection.Humphreys is an Athens, Georgia-based attorney whose travels through Vietnam allowed him to accumulate a collection of artwork mainly from the Reform era of the 1990s when Vietnam was struggling to reconstruct after decades of war.Carrie Jaxon, IAC curator, said, when the Vietnamese government released the oppression of its people, the reform movement gave rise to the opportunity for artists to express their reflections of their past and their hopes for the future.“The artwork is unique in the ways that some artists take more of a traditional approach to their artwork while others lean more toward the modern, Jaxon said. “‘Faces of Vietnam’ is an opportunity for visitors to step into another culture through the application of art forms. It is an opportunity to be transported to another place in which to experience the unique applications of art forms. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remembering Barbour County native Don Sutton National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and a longtime announcer for the Atlanta Braves, Don Sutton died on January 18,… read more Email the author Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Published 11:54 pm Friday, January 22, 2021 By The Penny Hoarder Next UpThe guided tour Thursday night was an opportunity for the visitors to walk with Humphreys along the Foyer Gallery of the IAC, stopping at various works of art to describe the processes used by the artists and also the emotions and stories behind the works.It was also an opportunity for visitors to step into another culture that is uniquely VietnameseHumphreys said the Vietnamese believe the face tells everything about the life and character of the person.The Vietnamese don’t pay much attention to what a person says but they look at what a person does and how a person looks,” he said. “And, it’s the same for the hands. Face and hands tell all.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Featured in this exhibition are traditional Vietnamese woodblock prints, gouache on Do paper and mosquito netting, and lacquer works inlaid with eggshell, sand, even human hair, providing the experience of uniquely Vietnamese art forms. Themes range in content from the minority tribeswomen of the remote highlands, to the scene of the bombing of the Long Bien Bridge across the Red River to Hanoi.The International Arts Center also features the Nall Museum and Gallery and the Huo BaoZhu Gallery. The IAC is located at 158 International Drive. For hours and more information, call 808-6412. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Courtesy of ron sutton | The MessengerStephen Humphreys’ “Faces of Vietnam” collection is currently on display at the International Arts Center. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Disaster recovery programmes often focus on IT systems, but it is essential to remember the impact disasters can have on your people, argues Rosie Murray.The past two years have unleashed a glut of natural disasters and terrorist attacks – from the Asian tsunami to the London bombings. And on 10 February, businesses in the City remembered the victims of the IRA’s Docklands bombing 10 years ago.But while a survey by the Financial Services Authority shows that the UK’s top financial institutions are now ‘well prepared’ to cope with major incidents such as these, many organisations still don’t have any business continuity plans.The Civil Contingencies Act – which has recently been revised – provides further impetus to put plans in place. The Act means business continuity planning must now form a major part of any emergency plan for local communities and the businesses that work within them.Research company Datamation says 40% of businesses that experience a major interruption and do not have continuity of availability services in place never re-open, so having a disaster recovery plan is essential.It is crucial to realise, however, that business continuity means more than having alternative sites, tamper-free, robust IT systems and off-site facilities. These are essential components of any business, but it is the staff who will enable the company to move forward from the chaos of a major incident. This is where HR’s role is key.Damaging effectsPsychologists who have researched the effects of disasters on victims have found that an important part of the business continuity planning process is examining the potential exposure of your staff to terrorist or other events. Remember, traumatic events are not all large-scale disasters. Staff can suffer from personal disasters that affect smaller numbers of people, but can be equally devastating. These might include violent crime within the workplace, death or injury from suicide or road traffic collisions.People’s reactions may vary in strength and how they manifest themselves, and will be influenced by previous experiences, exposure to past traumas and personal coping mechanisms.Some people will be seriously affected, not just by the current experience, but also by previous experiences, as the crisis can trigger memories or emotions that can re-emerge in full force. And some individuals may be powerfully affected even if they were not close to the incident or the person who died.The greater the stress among staff, the more difficult it becomes to make decisions that would normally be a matter of course.To make matters worse, everyone in the workforce will have family and friends who will be affected, although not directly involved. While these people may not be the direct responsibility of the company, it would be foolish to ignore the impact of a distressed family on an already stressed and traumatised member of staff.The impact of stress is also a key issue. Increased legislation around managing stress (employers have duties under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to assess the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities) means employers now have a ‘duty of care’ to ensure workers do not suffer from it. Stress alone could result in an increase in workplace accidents and expensive errors with an accompanying decrease in morale – all of which may be detrimental to the company, both in image and profit.Supportive measuresAny post-trauma support programme requires commitment from senior management. Establish realistic resources for dealing with a disaster and ensure a written policy is available. This is not an area in which to cut costs as the ultimate price could be huge if initial outlay is skimped.The benefits of getting this right are incalculable; the costs of getting it wrong may be incredible.A cautionary tale…A fire at Premier Foods’ factory in Bury-St-Edmunds, which produces Branston Pickle, is a prime example of the importance of having a disaster recovery plan.The fire in October 2004 caused significant damage to 40% of the plant, bringing production to a standstill and prompting pickle-lovers to place bids for as much as six times the price of a jar on eBay.Unlike other companies, moving to another site was not an option as the ‘secret recipe’ could only be produced at that plant. Instead, volunteers from the factory’s 250 workers laboured round the clock to restore production. The plant didn’t operate at full capacity again until February 2005. The company, which also makes Loyd Grossman sauces, said the fire effectively removed two of its most popular brands for last 10 weeks of the year, leaving sales growth flat.Points to rememberAcknowledge your company’s duty of care in relation to stress and distress.It is your staff who will help business recovery from the chaos of a major incident.Understand the implications for the continuity of business.Individuals will have individual responses and reactions relating to the trauma. Some of these reactions may surprise you, but all of them are normal.Do not judge the individual concerned.Develop a post-trauma support programme in advance of an incident.Resource this programme realistically.Source: SurviveFor further information on becoming a Survive member, or on Survive events and training opportunities, please call 020 7265 2030 or visit www.survive.comMore informationForward planning is vital to beat flu pandemic, www.personneltoday.com/33332.articleCoping with a big bang, www.personneltoday.com/33511.articleRosie Murray is a consultant with business continuity group Survive Comments are closed. Dealing with disasterOn 21 Feb 2006 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more


first_img Brad James November 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Ends Season At Cal Poly Tags: Austin Minefee/Cal Poly Mustangs/Canyon View High/Chinedu Ahanonu/J.J. Koski/Jay Green Jr./Joe Protheroe/Judd Cockett/Khaleel Jenkins/Landen Measom/Nik Navarro/Quentin Harrison/SUU Football/Taelin Webb Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.-Saturday, Southern Utah football concludes its season with a road tilt at San Luis Obispo, Calif. against the Cal Poly Mustangs.In what has been a rebuilding season, the Thunderbirds are currently 1-9, including 1-6 in Big Sky Conference play.One of the bright spots for the Thunderbirds has been receiver Judd Cockett as the freshman out of Honolulu has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season.Cockett is the first Thunderbird since 2011 to return two kickoffs for scores, when former Canyon View High star Austin Minefee did so.SUU’s brightest star on the season has been tailback Jay Green Jr. who has run for 815 yards and six scores.Amid a quarterbacks’ carousel for the Thunderbirds, the leading receiver is Landen Measom, who has hauled in 43 grabs for 589 yards and two touchdowns.Linebacker Chinedu Ahanonu has 86 tackles and 11 tackles for a loss on the season and cornerback Taelin Webb has a team-best nine pass breakups.The Mustangs come into this tilt at 4-6 and 3-4 in conference play.Cal Poly’s star offensive player this season has been tailback Joe Protheroe, who leads the nation with 1,627 rushing yards. His 162.7 rushing yards per game also lead the nation.He compensates for a below-average passing offense led by quarterback Khaleel Jenkins (48.7 completion percentage, 581 yards, 4 TD’s/0 INT’s).The Mustangs have some effective receivers in J.J. Koski (29 rec, 557 yards, 2 TD’s, 19.2 yards per catch) and Quentin Harrison (4 rec, 91 yards, TD).Junior linebacker Nik Navarro is the defensive leader with 3 sacks on the season.The Mustangs lead the Thunderbirds all-time 19-9 in a series dating back to 1986.last_img read more


first_img× Students can improve their likelihood of being admitted into nursing programs by taking the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (NLN-PAX) Preparation Course at Hudson County Community College (HCCC).The sollege is offering the NLN-PAX Preparation Course on Saturdays, Feb. 22 through March 28, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuition is $229. The course will be taught in the Gabert Library (L-Building) at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.The NLN Pre-Admission Exam is a challenging, standardized entrance test for prospective nursing students that is used by nursing schools throughout the United States. This course assists students in preparing for the exam by covering content in the math and science portions. Students will also learn test-taking strategies that may help them achieve a high composite score.Those interested may register at www.tinyurl.com/nlnwinter20 or www.hccc.edu/continuingeducation. Additional information may be obtained by contacting  Clara Angel at [email protected] or 201-360-4647.last_img read more

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