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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Postitive jobs annoncement expected for West Donegal Google+ Newsx Adverts Previous articleFree on street parking confirmed for LetterkennyNext articleJudge claims Donegal people have no respect for Gardai News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny center_img Pinterest Facebook Another jobs boost could be on the cards for West Donegal, with Udaras na Gaeltachta believed to be on the verge of announcing an expansion at an existing company on the industrial estate in Gweedore.Members of Udaras in Donegal held a site visit along with officials from the agency this week, and it’s believed they were briefed on the expansion plan.Regional Chairperson Cllr David Alcorn wouldn’t be drawn on the details of the project, but says he is confident that good news is imminent:[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – October 13, 2010 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesSC Records Centre’s Submission That WHO Guidelines On Sanitation Workers Are Being Followed; Disposes PIL Radhika Roy15 April 2020 7:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of India disposed of a petition, which sought directions to the States and their authorities to ensure protection of the right to life of Safai Karamcharis/sanitation workers in the wake of the national lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The petition, filed by Advocate Mehmood Pracha and Mansoor Ali, on behalf of activist Harnam Singh, prayed for the provision…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 Supreme Court of India disposed of a petition, which sought directions to the States and their authorities to ensure protection of the right to life of Safai Karamcharis/sanitation workers in the wake of the national lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.   The petition, filed by Advocate Mehmood Pracha and Mansoor Ali, on behalf of activist Harnam Singh, prayed for the provision of protective gear to the sanitation workers within a period of 24 hours, and for the testing of the workers and their immediate family to be done within a period of 48 hours. Pracha, appearing on behalf of the Petitioner, submitted to the Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai that sanitation workers are the most vulnerable, along with their families, and that they are not even provided protective gear. To this submission, Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta apprised the Court: “This is a misconception. Special PPE kits are for doctors and nurses. Safai Karamcharis & other “Coronawarriors” are being provided other equipment”. The SG further submitted that false allegations were being made, and that guidelines by the World Health Organisation were binding on the Government of India and were being meticulously followed. He also added that there was a helpline number for specific complaints.Following this, the bench disposed of the PIL, observing”Learned Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the Union of India submits that the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation are binding on the Government of India and they are meticulously following the said guidelines.Recording the statement made by the learned Solicitor General, we dispose of the instant writ petition”. Click here to download orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Rhapsody in Black” is funny while it confronts heavy subjects with all the passion of one who speaks from personal experience.General admission tickets for “Rhapsody in Black” are $20 and $5 for students with an ID. Tickets will be available at the door. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell The Troy Arts Council will present “Rhapsody in Black” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.TAC President Joel Williams said the one-man show was written and is performed by LeLand Gantt and was developed at New York City’s Actors Studio.“‘Rhapsody in Black’ is an effort by the Troy Arts Council to reach out to a broader segment of our community,” Williams said. “The show explores LeLand Gantt’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Published 5:00 pm Saturday, October 13, 2018 ‘Rhapsody in Black’ to open Tuesday at Crosby Theater Gantt’s life story began as an underprivileged child in the ghettos of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, he experimented with crime and drugs but was not defined by them. Scholastic achievement and an acting career often dictated that Gantt be in places where he was the only African American.Williams said in Gantt’s one man show, he will recount how he managed to cope with the various psychological effects of consistently begin marked as different.“His remarkable story will leave a lasting impression on the audience,” Williams said. Man charged with drug trafficking after fleeing police A Brundidge man reportedly fled from Troy police officers Thursday night when they attempted to stop him while travelling on… read more You Might Like Latest Storieslast_img read more

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm developing in the central U.S. is bringing ongoing severe weather across the south, a flash flood threat to parts of the Gulf Coast and a major winter storm in the Northern Plains and upper Midwest.There was one reported tornado in eastern Oklahoma overnight as several tornado warnings were issued in the eastern parts of the state. Additionally, there were nearly 60 reports of strong winds from northern Texas to southern Missouri. Numerous tornado warnings were issued during the overnight hours in southern Missouri, where winds reached 83 mph.The U.S. averages 24 tornadoes in December, with most developing in the southern U.S.A clear circulation was evident on radar and satellite imagery across Kansas on Saturday morning. This developing major storm will slowly move east during the day.A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Missouri and Arkansas through the early Saturday morning hours as a line of strong storms moves through the region. A couple of tornadoes will be possible through the early morning hours in the watch area. The risk will diminish by mid-Saturday morning in this region.Heavy rain has spread from eastern Kansas to Florida, and snow is beginning to develop across parts of Nebraska.Travel conditions will become hazardous on Saturday morning with heavy snow developing in parts of Nebraska and South Dakota. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely, with winds gusting to 35 mph in parts of the Northern Plains. This will cause near whiteout conditions.Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect for much of the northern U.S. from Montana to northern Iowa.The severe weather threat will nudge eastward later in the day Saturday with two main areas of concern under a slight risk for severe weather: the Gulf states from Louisiana to Florida, including much of Alabama; and parts of eastern Missouri and much of Illinois. In these slight-risk areas, strong winds, brief tornadoes and hail will all be possible.Additionally, an onslaught of heavy rain is expected for parts of the Florida Panhandle, extreme southern Georgia and Alabama. A flash flood watch has been issued for parts of this region, as locally 3 to 5 inches of rain is possible this weekend, with the bulk of it coming Saturday. This flood threat includes Panama City, Florida; and Dothan, Alabama.Heavy snow will fall on Saturday through parts of the Midwest and Northern Plains with a significant impacts to roadways and possible flight delays at region airports.As some of this precipitation moves into the Northeast late Saturday night, it will encounter some colder air. As a result, some precipitation may fall as a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet in parts of the interior Northeast. However, up to 1 inch of snow and a one-tenth of an inch of ice is expected from parts of New York to Maine. This could cause dangerous travel overnight Saturday into early Sunday morning. As warmer air moves in from the south on Sunday morning, temperatures will change the precipitation to rain.Borderline icy events can be extremely impactful on the roads.On Sunday, the severe threat will slide toward the Southeast coast with a slight risk of severe weather from parts of Georgia to extreme southeast North Carolina. In the slight risk area, there is a possibility of strong winds, brief tornadoes and hail.The greatest snow totals will be across parts of Nebraska, where locally over 1 foot of snow will fall. The combination of strong winds and heavy snow could cause some power outages in the region. Widespread snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are possible from Kansas to Wisconsin. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img(Released by Boston Police) Boston police are searching for 23-year-old Jassy Correia who went missing after leaving a nightclub early on Feb. 24, 2019. (BOSTON) — Boston police are asking for help to find a young mother who was allegedly kidnapped by a 32-year-old man after she left her birthday celebration at a nightclub early Sunday.Shortly after leaving Boston’s Venu Nightclub, Jassy Correia, 23, was last seen about 12:15 a.m. around the corner from the club, near 255 Tremont St., with an unknown man, the Boston Police Department said Wednesday.Police on Thursday identified her suspected kidnapper as Louis D. Coleman III, 32, of Providence, R.I.Correia was with Coleman when she was later seen getting in a car — believed to be a red Nissan Altima — in the area of Tremont and Herald Streets, police said.Correia, who has a 2-year-old daughter, was at the club to celebrate her birthday, her family said, reported ABC Boston affiliate WCVB.Signs were posted along the street by the club as the search for Correia reaches the fifth day. #MissingPersonAlert: #BPD is asking the public to review video of a person of interest in effort to help locate 23-year-old Jassy Correia. To those with info, please call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) February 28, 2019Correia is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and was last seen wearing hoop earrings, an orange jumpsuit and a jean jacket, police said.Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Correia or Coleman is urged to call 911. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. This morning signs went up along Warrenton where the Venu nightclub is, near where Jassy Correia was last seen. #wcvb— Katie Thompson (@KThompson_WCVB) February 28, 2019Authorities are asking the public for help.last_img read more

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Delta formed this morning in the Caribbean near Jamaica and is forecast to become Hurricane this week as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gamma in the southern Gulf of Mexico has made landfall near Tulum, Mexico, over the weekend as a strong Tropical Storm with winds of 70 mph.Several people died in Mexico because of Gamma with damage and flooding reported on the Yucatan Peninsula.Gamma is not looking good and has become more disorganized, but Tropical Storm Delta is strengthening and is now looking more organized on the satellite images.Tropical Storm Delta is the earliest 25th named storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin, the only other year we had 25th named storm was in 2005 and it was not until November 15.Hurricane Watch has been issued for the western tip of Cuba for Tuesday evening and night as Delta is expected to become hurricane as it moves through.By the end of the week, National Hurricane Center is forecasting hurricane Delta to be in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the Gulf Coast states as a strong Category 1 or even 2 hurricane.It is too early to say where Delta will make landfall along the Gulf Coast, but anyone living in the threatened area should monitor the latest forecast.Tropical Storm Gamma is not forecast to do much but should still meander in the southern Gulf near the Yucatan Peninsula and bring the region more rain.Gamma is expected to weaken to a depression by Wednesday night into Thursday and possibly dissipate on Thursday night into Friday in the middle of the Gulf. At this point, there is no threat to the U.S. from Gamma.Meanwhile in the West, dozens of fires continue to burn and some areas are still experiencing gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph, especially in the Rockies where there are Red Flag Warnings.In hard hit California, winds are below the warning criteria but it is still dry, warm and blustery.An Air Quality Alert has been issued for a large part of California due to all the smoke from the wildfires affecting air quality.There is some good news for the West and California as a much cooler and more humid air mass will move into the area by the end of the week with temperatures dropping from the 90s into the 70s.In addition to the cooler air mass, rain is forecast for the West, including northern California, Oregon and Washington, with some areas in Nothern Californa could get 1 to 2 inches of much needed rainfall.Elsewhere, more than 3 inches of much needed rain is possible in Oregon and Washington.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Argos, Milton KeynesOn 31 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Shortlisted team for Award for Organisational Change: Personnel Today Awards 2000Sponsor is the new on-line recruitment service from Reed Business Information, the UK’s largest business-to-business publisher. has thousands of jobs across all industry sectors providing a free service for job-seekers.Advertisers can place anything from a single vacancy to the entire annual recruitment requirement. Alternatively, recruiters can use the site to promote their own recruitment web site or raise the profile of their “recruitment brand”.Go to or ring 020-8652 4466 for more informationArgos, Milton KeynesIn 1998 Argos was facing two years of falling sales, rising fixed costs and a tired brand associated in the consumer’s mind with poor service. Most of its board directors had been there for more than 10 years and presided over a bureaucratic and complacent culture where decision-making was centralised and concentrated at the top. Blame was readily apportioned, which led to risk aversion. There was little innovation and cross-functional project-based working was rare. The arrival of a new CEO, Terry Duddy, heralded a review of the business and the need for fundamental change to ensure its survival and growth.HR was not only instrumental in shaping the change, it also played an essential role in helping the board recognise the need for a clear, communicable business strategy. First it had to get its own house in order so that it was better able to support the rest of the organisation through the changes. This involved members of different functions in HR working together in mixed teams to diagnose areas of improvement in its own performance, as well as undergoing skills training relevant to change management. The move also saw the department encouraging line management to take ownership and because of improved efficiency the team shrank from 134 staff three years ago to 94 today.HR’s solution was two inter-related programmes to deliver the business strategy and cultural change, and to improve service. This comprised a customer focus programme and a leadership change programme. A major obstacle to that change, however, was the existing entrenched culture – particularly cynicism and the slow speed at which the company moved. HR sourced the consultants where necessary and managed delivery of the programmes. It also helped Duddy in streamlining the board with six directors leaving and appointing four, in a way which did not jeopardise the business operation.Development of the business strategy (Strategic Linkage Model) began in April 1999 with corporate values validated in May by 30 of the most senior managers. A series of two-day workshops was used to train 127 change agents who then rolled out the strategy and values to the rest of the company through half-day “Town Meetings”. To develop the business strategy and values and share them with the whole of the company took two-and-a-half months.To measure and drive performance, HR sourced and validated a competency framework, the Success Factor Framework (SFF), which reflects corporate values. A tool for delivering 360-degree feedback against this framework is being implemented along with a package of development options. Profiling of key roles using the SFF is also nearing completion. Finally, to meet the differing needs of the business, flexible performance management processes are also being introduced.The impact of the first year of the change programme at Argos can be seen in improved financial performance with increases in sales and profits. A culture survey carried out among staff at the start is being repeated and anecdotal evidence indicates considerable enthusiasm for the changes.Company fact fileTeam Organisation DevelopmentTeam leader Pat LeeNumber in HR team 94Number of employees responsible for 18,000Main achievements Improved financial performance; speed and risk-taking has increased with several new projects directly linked to the Strategic Linkage Model and reduction in cynicism about senior management commitmentPriorities for next 12 months Continuing customer focus and performance management developmentJudge’s Comment “Argos showed an effective and extremely rapid response to a declining market that was critical to its survival. The scale, amount of supporting material and tools generated to assist their people through the cultural transition were impressive, especially given the timescale, as have been the outcomes in terms of turning the business around” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgThe case put by Alexei Smirnov in 2012 is accepted and the order name Synaptida Cuénot is adopted in place of ApodidaBrandt. Two new Synaptida species are described for the Weddell Sea in Antarctica with single author O’Loughlin: Sigmodota magdarogera sp. nov. and Taeniogyrus bamberi sp. nov.. A specimen of Sigmodota magnibacula (Massin & Hétérier) is described. A key is provided for the genera and species of Taeniogyrinae that occur south of the Antarctic Convergence.last_img

first_imgDuring austral summer 2015, the Microphysics of Antarctic Clouds (MAC) field campaign collected unique and detailed airborne and ground-based in situ measurements of cloud and aerosol properties over coastal Antarctica and the Weddell Sea. This paper presents the first results from the experiment and discusses the key processes important in this region, which is critical to predicting future climate change. The sampling was predominantly of stratus clouds, at temperatures between −20 and 0 °C. These clouds were dominated by supercooled liquid water droplets, which had a median concentration of 113 cm−3 and an interquartile range of 86 cm−3. Both cloud liquid water content and effective radius increased closer to cloud top. The cloud droplet effective radius increased from 4 ± 2 µm near cloud base to 8 ± 3 µm near cloud top. Cloud ice particle concentrations were highly variable with the ice tending to occur in small, isolated patches. Below approximately 1000 m, glaciated cloud regions were more common at higher temperatures; however, the clouds were still predominantly liquid throughout. When ice was present at temperatures higher than −10 °C, secondary ice production most likely through the Hallett–Mossop mechanism led to ice concentrations 1 to 3 orders of magnitude higher than the number predicted by commonly used primary ice nucleation parameterisations. The drivers of the ice crystal variability are investigated. No clear dependence on the droplet size distribution was found. The source of first ice in the clouds remains uncertain but may include contributions from biogenic particles, blowing snow or other surface ice production mechanisms. The concentration of large aerosols (diameters 0.5 to 1.6 µm) decreased with altitude and were depleted in air masses that originated over the Antarctic continent compared to those more heavily influenced by the Southern Ocean and sea ice regions. The dominant aerosol in the region was hygroscopic in nature, with the hygroscopicity parameter κ having a median value for the campaign of 0.66 (interquartile range of 0.38). This is consistent with other remote marine locations that are dominated by sea salt/sulfate.last_img read more

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