Apopka police arrest daycare worker for cruelty to a child

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleIt is Official: Apopka’s CRA puts profit over peopleNext articleAAA urges motorists to be alert when schools are open Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000  The Apopka Police Department arrested a local daycare worker yesterday for striking a 4-year-old child on the arm with a ruler.Janet Gainer, 54 of Apopka, was arrested on Thursday and charged with cruelty towards a child and transported to the Orange County Jail. Gainer is employed by The Learning Tree Academy in Apopka.On Tuesday, the APD responded jointly with the Department of Children and Families to investigate the allegation of the 4-year-old being struck twice on the upper arm with a ruler while in Gainer’s care at the daycare. Through interviews and physical evidence it was determined the child was in fact hit with a ruler by Gainer.On Wednesday, a Child Protection Team concluded that the child was a victim of physical abuse. According to their report, the bruises, square shape, and measuring 4×2 cm were consistent with marks left from a ruler.According to the APD arrest report, Gainer denied hitting the child with a ruler, but did admit to “popping” her on the hand because the child was hitting other children.According to The Learning Tree Academy’s parent handbook, physical punishment is not allowed on the premises by staff or any other person. Gainer has been employed by the school since 2016 as a teacher assistant. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Irish fundraising conference details announced

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 6 February 2015 | News Fundraising Ireland has revealed details of its annual fundraising conference at the end of March.‘Shaping the Future of Fundraising’ on 26th/27th March 2015 will hear from over 20 local and international speakers. The theme of the conference is about future trends in fundraising and the organisers say it will be relevant to people who work in the health, community development, overseas aid, arts and culture, sports and education fields.The masterclass on 26th March has been developed for fundraisers who want to take part in an in-depth look at direct mail and will be led by Damian O’Broin, Charlie Hulme and Daragh O’Brien. A Gala event will also be held on the evening of 26th.Sessions at the main conference on the 27th include board involvement in fundraising, donor retention, strategic thinking, branding, fundraising performance, major donors, fundraising technology and communications.The conference rate is €280 for non members and €230 for members. The master class costs €155 and €115 for members. There are group booking discounts available to those organisations sending 3 or more delegates.The masterclass, gala and conference is being held in the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Leeson Street Dublin.Further information and booking details are available from Fundraising Ireland. Tagged with: Fundraising Ireland Ireland Training  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish fundraising conference details announced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Encuestas predijeron y elecciones de Florida mostraron

first_imgDos de las/os tres representantes del sur de Florida en la Cámara de Representantes de EUA que habían priorizado la hostilidad hacia la Cuba socialista perdieron sus asientos. El reemplazo escogido por Ileana Roz-Lehtinen no pudo ganar su escaño en el Congreso y Carlos Curbelo también perdió.Aunque este cambio no se reflejó en la carrera del Senado en Florida, hasta el Miami Herald especuló el 8 de noviembre: “La composición del nuevo Congreso podría crear una dinámica diferente en la política hacia Cuba”. Llamemos “política de Cuba” por su nombre correcto: BLOQUEO. Las/os viajeros pueden reservar vuelos directos en la mayoría de las aerolíneas desde muchos aeropuertos de EUA a destinos en Cuba, pero cuatro bancos indios se han negado a realizar transacciones financieras para vender antibióticos a Cuba. Y ese es solo un ejemplo del bloqueo de los EUA en acción.Pero no crea en que la nueva mayoría demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes cambiará esto. Hasta ahora, son los estados agrícolas en EUA, que se están ahogando en soya, leche y otros productos sin vender, quienes quieren que se eliminen las restricciones. Muchos de estos estados se inclinan hacia los republicanos.El presidente demócrata Bill Clinton, formalizó el bloqueo de la ley mediante la firma de la Ley Helms-Burton en 1996. Incluso las acciones del ex presidente demócrata Barack Obama para restablecer las relaciones diplomáticas, los vuelos directos y las discusiones mutuamente respetuosas con Cuba sobre muchos temas, tenían como objetivo una agenda más amplia y tácita de “cambio de régimen”. El plan era, y sigue siendo, encontrar la manera de reafirmar la dominación estadounidense en América Latina y el Caribe. Los objetivos de los Estados Unidos incluyen no solo a Cuba, sino a Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, así como a la economía más grande de América Latina, Brasil.Depende de las/os revolucionarios, las/os progresistas, las/os cubanoamericanos y el millón o más de residentes de los EUA que han viajado a Cuba y han visto por sí mismas/os formular y hacer cumplir esta demanda en el Congreso de los EUA:¡Poner fin al bloqueo económico, financiero y comercial estadounidense contra Cuba!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Frog Logs: Senior perspectives, strange times and more

first_imgTCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Twitter Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week + posts Linkedin Linkedin Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ printThis is Frog Logs, TCU 360’s new blog written for and by members of the TCU community. Here are our thoughts, our experiences and our perspectives. We invite you to participate by contributing your own piece of writing, or simply by reading what others have to say. Dear Frogs: Are these the weirdest of times we are currently living in – and – through?  Rhetorical question. I, for one, cannot wait for the ‘olden days’ to return……when I could actually see people when I walked in and out of Sadler Hall, when Frog Fountain was up & running, when people still were running in and out of the BLUU for Chik-fil-A, and when students complained about parking issues. Those really were the good old days. Of course – I never realized it at the time…….because human nature does not allow us to do that…..at least my ‘human nature’ does not allow me to do that without a lot of intentional thinking. Hopefully, one of the good things that will come out of these weird COVID-19 days will be that all of us will take more time to ‘take a step back’ and appreciate what we do have vs. what we think we need to have. I know that I am bad about doing that. I tend to always be in a hurry and looking for whatever is ‘next’ in my life. I am now trying to fight that standard reaction on my part. Chancellor Victor Boschini accompanies Tristian Brooks to class as part of “The Big Switch,” in spring 2018 (Photo by Shane Battis.)I also find myself wondering what will be the permanent changes in our lives as a result of this virus? Then I find myself thinking……Oh, I’d love to know that because it would mean we are already through this crisis. See what I mean? Sorry I am rambling. Most of all I hope that everyone in the TCU community = happy and healthy……and that you will stay that way until we are all together again (and I don’t mean virtually). Go Frogs!Chancellor Victor Boschini Dear Frogs:It still doesn’t seem real to me.The day before I left for spring break, I told all of my professors that I’d see them in a week. I was convinced that I still had two months left in Fort Worth to make life-long memories with my college friends, but that reality was taken away in the blink of an eye.It’s hard to believe that I spent my last night at my off-campus house, took my last class in the College of Communication and studied in the library for the last time without even knowing it.On top of this, I was ready to start a part-time job the day I got back into town from spring break, but those plans were quickly snatched away in the wake of the virus.Robbie Vaglio is a senior journalism major and outgoing executive editor of TCU 360.I wasn’t ready for it to end in May, let alone this abruptly in March. Now, I’m finishing up my college career back home in Raleigh, North Carolina — safe, but still overwhelmed.I’ve been lucky during this month that I’ve been home to have been blessed with beautiful weather. Even though I can’t enjoy it like I have in the past, I still do my best to get outside for some fresh air every now and then as a break between my classes or homework, just like I would at college.I’ve been trying to make distance learning as similar as I can to college life by trying to get workouts in here and there and getting up at the same time everyday to keep myself in the right mindset to do schoolwork every day.To clear my mind in these uncertain times, I run through my neighborhood. I usually take a two-mile loop, long enough to get a good workout and get some time to think, but also short enough so I don’t completely wind myself.During this time that I have to myself, I reminisce on the good times I’ve had over the last four years at TCU, the memories I’ve made and the lifelong friends I’ve met.I’m so glad that I chose to step out of my comfort zone and travel halfway across the country to study at TCU. I’ve learned so much about journalism, myself, and the real world, and I’m forever grateful for the community of Horned Frogs in Fort Worth for shaping me into the man I am today.Go Frogs, forever.Robbie Vaglio, TCU 360 executive editorDear Frogs: On March 6, I took an unanticipated flight to Reagan National Airport. On April 6, exactly one month later, I flew home to Fort Worth. In the time between, air travel—like virtually every other aspect of our lives—had been transformed.A medical emergency call from one of our daughters on the 6th sent my husband and me scrambling to get two seats to D.C. that afternoon and to cancel our long-envisioned group vacation. The flight was packed, like virtually every American Airlines plane back in those pre-Covid days. We now know that Coronavirus was already spreading across the country and around the world. But U.S. political leaders hadn’t yet sounded the alarm about the high potential for person-to-person transfer in tight spaces like the plane my spouse and I were on that day.Empty gate ate Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ruffing Robbins.)In the time between my initial March arrival in D.C. and my trip home in early April, air travel morphed entirely. Our family is still facing a long-haul challenge on the medical front, and our country struggles now with a larger-scale, parallel challenge to public health. Ironically, I was likely safer on the second flight than on the one earlier in March.  Maintaining social distancing was easy in the gate area, since hardly anyone else was waiting there. Fewer than a dozen passengers joined me on the enormous 737. Each of us had our own three-seat row, with a number of empty rows in front and behind us as buffers. The eeriness of such a wide-open and quiet space wound up drawing me into a fitful sleep.Since arriving home, and while awaiting a call-back to D.C. to support the next stage of my family member’s grueling treatment, I’ve sought solace in poetic travels. After all, I’m a literature professor. I’ve rediscovered several “old favorite” verbal portraits of journeys; rereading them in today’s context has been illuminating. If such lyrics don’t always bring solace, they at least support reflection that, for a time, can take me somewhere beyond where we all are now, cut off from so many friends and affirming social interactions.Emily Dickinson brings a special comfort. In choosing a circumscribed space for much of her daily life, she did not actually isolate herself, as some of the lore about her suggests. Rather, she made careful choices about the connections she sought and nurtured. She also used her writing to expand those horizons, to plumb depths, to observe significance in the modest everyday travels within the natural world: a bird hopping down the walk, a wind in the trees carrying memories of other farther-off places, a fluttering moth pictured in Brazil.There is no Frigate like a BookTo take us Lands awayNor any Coursers like a PageOf prancing Poetry –This Traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of Toll –How frugal is the ChariotThat bears the Human Soul –For a fuller version of this entry, including more poetry for going on imaginary journeys, visit Dr. Robbins’s blog post here.Dr. Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Lorraine Sherley professor of literatureDear Frogs:I went for a run the other morning to get some fresh air and exercise. I’ve always enjoyed jogging, but this activity has become all the more significant to me recently, given it’s now one of the only legitimate reasons for me to leave my house.I love my family. I do. But being around only my parents and siblings for weeks on end is challenging. “I need to see other people,” I’ve sometimes told them.So my runs are my way of taking a break, of briefly getting away from my brother, who is perpetually yelling at his friends via his gaming headset, or my sister, who pops her knuckles far more than what is healthy.My usual route takes me through my neighborhood, across a two-way street that intersects the nearby highway, down the road of another neighborhood, and back.Renee Umsted is the incoming executive editor of TCU 360. (Photo courtesy of Renee Umsted.)I love the roads in my neighborhood. They’re wide enough for two cars to pass each other, dotted with small hills and bordered by curbs, separating lawns from asphalt. The roads in the neighborhood across the street are flatter and not as wide, and they lack curbs. So the grass and the dirt are even with the paved road, coming right up to the side of it. On this particular day, I ran in the morning to avoid the rain forecast for that afternoon. It was cloudy and humid with no breeze–not my preferred running conditions. I was looking forward to finishing.About two miles into the run, I was on the road of the neighborhood across the street from mine. I happened to look down, and there I saw less than six feet in front of me a snake, coiled and unmoving, its tan and brown skin contrasting with the black asphalt.I immediately moved aside, walking around the snake and making sure I didn’t disturb it. I took a few breaths, and then I resumed my run.The snake incident followed another unexpected animal sighting a few weeks ago. That time, I saw a possum running across the yard of someone who lives in my neighborhood.I survived. Neither the snake nor the possum posed any real danger to me. All the same–and I can’t stress this enough–I miss the Trinity Trails.Renee Umsted, TCU 360 managing editor Dear Frogs:For most, the ending of one’s college career is filled with bittersweet emotions. The month of May is chocked full of excitement about the future, sorrow of parting ways with friends and colleagues and anticipation for what’s to come; however, while the class of 2020 is experiencing those endings as every class before them did, the goodbyes have felt a tad premature.More than a tad, if you ask me. Graduation is framed to be the most climactic part of anybody’s time in school. Instead of our lives resembling a scene from “High School Musical” (a cinematic gem – please don’t come for me, FTDM majors), it has now morphed into the plot line for “Groundhog Day.”Yesterday, my mom compared life in quarantine to a bad fever dream, to which my brother responded, “Yeah mom, but at least you didn’t have to leave your college bros!”I’m not exaggerating, he said “bros” unironically. Living with a sophomore frat-star is riveting; however, I digress.His statement, though cringy, is valid. Research shows the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can have immense psychological impacts on undergraduates and adolescents — specifically leading to increased rates of anxiety, depression and loneliness. Rightfully so — the class of 2020 is entering arguably the worst job market since the 2007-2008 financial crisis.So many of my friends’ internships have been canceled, job opportunities halted mid-interview and futures put on hold as the world desperately tries to adapt to this new norm. It’s a weird and exasperating feeling to get so far just to have the opportunity ripped from you thanks to something outside of your control. I speak from a first-hand perspective — it happened to me yesterday.Gracie Amiss is a senior journalism major and an outgoing managing editor of TCU 360. (Photo courtesy of Gracie Amiss.)Although misery loves company, I can’t help but try to find the silver linings out of this whole mess. Anyone who knows me will tell you I can be overly — and sometimes annoyingly — optimistic. It’s in my nature; you should meet my mom.So yes, I never got to jump into Frog Fountain. I never got to have that cinematic scene where I danced the night away with my friends one last time, laughing over the rails at The Yard or accidentally swallowing a bit of confetti at TXR (on the record it never happened, off the record it totally did). I never got to bid adieu to my favorite professors-turned-parental figures — tell them how much they impacted my life for the better and thank them for providing snacks and words of wisdom between classes. Lastly, and the one that seems to hurt the most, I never got to properly say my goodbye to TCU.Tired of my self-pity, yet?I’ve seen how the fallout from this pandemic has impacted people all over the globe, but I marvel in the beauty of how it’s brought us together. Of course, I can’t wait for the day the credits start rolling on Groundhog Day – but until then, sitting on my back porch listening to my mom sing off-key to The Beatles, quarreling with my little brother over who really won the game of Monopoly, or reminiscing over the past four years with my best friends via Zoom will have to do. Honestly, it hadn’t been so bad. Silver linings, remember?You’ll have to excuse my melodramatic antics, I’m a college senior.Gracie Amiss, TCU 360 managing editor Dear Frogs: I am proud of the way the College of Education transitioned to remote learning, keeping the same TCU spirit we are all familiar with in our on-campus classes. One thing that stays the same in these uncertain times is our care and concern for our students. From our very youngest Horned Frogs at KinderFrogs to our doctoral students, we have found ways to support our students while mentoring them to pursue excellence in their coursework and research.Starpoint students with teacher Madge Thomas and Dr. JoBeth Jimerson, the interim director for Starpoint and KinderFrogs. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)Marielis Conde Mendez creates miniature vases at home, which will help in designing full-sized vases when she returns to campus. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.) Ceramic vases will be showcased in Mendez’s senior art exhibition and McNair project. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)While the physical building is closed, learning continues for children at KinderFrogs and Starpoint Schools. Their teachers held virtual coffees each morning to discuss and plan instruction as well as held parent-teacher conferences in a new virtual format. The most important aspect of teaching online at Starpoint—particularly in the current situation—can be summed up in three words: grace, flexibility, and relationships. We’ve been able to continue to support and even challenge students academically and continue learning in music, PE, Story Stage, and visual arts, but we’ve only been able to do that successfully because our teachers had strong relationships with students and families already established.In the McNair Program, when one of our engineering students found that he could not work on the TCU electric car in person, he tried a new way using computer modeling. When an art student did not have access to a TCU pottery wheel and clay materials, she bought a miniature potter’s wheel and began making tiny sculptures at home.McNair Scholars program students. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)McNair scholar computer modeling. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)In the Language and Literacy master’s degree program, students and professors meet virtually each week to discuss the program and online experience. Our professors provide mentorship online as the graduate students search for teaching jobs.In the Educational Leadership graduate program, one professor focuses time at the beginning of each online class to check in on each and every student’s personal well-being and meets with students via phone or Zoom for one-on-one conferencing. Similarly, a professor in our Early Childhood-Sixth Grade program begins each online class checking on her students’ well-being.  She seeks ways to support students and emphasizes that well-being is most important during this difficult time. Our students continue to amaze us through their research—and they presented through a virtual Research & Pedagogy Festival this year. Award winning topics ranged from encouraging interaction with online discussions to investigating science discourse in STEM undergraduate classes using decibel analysis for research in teaching.We have an amazing College of Education—and we continue to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. In these challenging times, the TCU mission is more relevant than ever before. We are all in this together in TCU’s College of Education and that is what makes us Horned Frogs. Dr. Jan Lacina, interim dean of the College of EducationDear Frogs:I am one of the lucky ones. I am still in Fort Worth and am quarantined with two of my best friends.I have finally hit the golden age of 21. I think I have dreamt of my 21st birthday since I was 10. I planned this elaborate and over-the-top birthday in my head that I couldn’t wait to happen someday. That day was supposed to be last week.Marissa Stacy is a managing editor of TCU 360. (Photo courtesy of Marissa Stacy.)Once I chose TCU, it became very clear what my 21st was going to consist of: Chuy’s margaritas and of course going to west 7th Street. I had those plans ready for months to come. I knew exactly who was going to be invited to dinner and what stories would be told. But those ideas never materialized.It was March when I realized that my plans were changing, and quickly. As they were being canceled right in front of my eyes, I had to come up with something new and learn how to make the best of what we are currently going through.As I was stressing over what my birthday was going to be, my roommates and friends from back home were planning the birthday of my dreams.My mom ordered my roommates and me Chuy’s to-go (with margaritas included) and about 40 of my closest friends from all over the country got on Zoom to celebrate my birthday with me.We played a Kahoot to see who knows me best (my first-year roommate Caitlin ended up winning), and some of my best friends throughout my life even gave a little speech of a memory we share.This is the moment I realized all of this isn’t that bad. We are all still connected with each other, even hundreds of miles apart. It may not look exactly like it used to, but there are still ways to enjoy it.While it was not the birthday I ever planned on living out, it is definitely one I will never forget.Marissa Stacy, TCU 360 managing editorWe want to hear from you! If you are a current or former student, faculty or staff, leave a 300-500-word story in the submission form on the right of this page; we’ll be in touch. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s ReddIt Facebook Frog Logs: Mental health and missing campus McNair Scholars program students. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staff Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Previous articleHoroscope: April 23, 2020Next articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 112 – Texans, Seahawks, Ravens TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Doherty goes to High Court over Donegal South West By-Election delay

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleSeven jobs on the cards in Fintown followed Charles Bonnar expansionNext articleGardai release names of deceased in Inishowen crash News Highland By News Highland – July 12, 2010 Doherty goes to High Court over Donegal South West By-Election delay Pinterest Facebook Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty is at the High Court today seeking a Judicial Review into the government’s failure to hold the Donegal South West By-Election.Senator Doherty, who will contest the by-election on behalf of Sinn Fein, says the refusal of the government to name the date of the poll is unlawful, and against the spirit of the constitution.The seat has been vacant since Pat the Cope Gallagher was elected to the European Parliament 13 months ago.Senator Doherty says after political attempts to have the writ moved fell on deaf ears, there was only one avenue left to him……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/pearse1.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Newsx Adverts Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota center_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Update: Lost walkers assisted safely off Muckish

first_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleLack of consultation on asylum seekers being housed in MovilleNext articleDerry City preparing for a ‘Devine’ return News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Update: Lost walkers assisted safely off Muckish By News Highland – November 12, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A group of lost walkers have been located and assisted off Muckish Mountain.The alarm was raised yesterday evening with Donegal Mountain rescue dispatching a team to the area.The operation was stood down after all walkers were brought to safety.It’s the second such call Donegal Mountain Rescue has taken on Muckish at the weekend.A tourist was escorted to safety on Saturday after becoming lost on the mountain. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Walk in Covid test centre to open in Milford tomorrow

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 HSE Statement in full -Walk In Covid -19 Test Centre – Milford, DonegalThe HSE will open a Pop Up Walk-in Test Centre at Milford CO-OP Livestock Mart Ltd. Glenkeen , Milford  Co. Donegal F92 D773  for three days from  tomorrow Wednesday 5th of May up to and including Friday 7th of MayIt will operate from 11am to 7pm each day.No appointment is necessary to avail of this Free service.This Walk in test centre will be operated by the National Ambulance service and supported by Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 and and Public Health North West.The service will be open to members of the public who live within the Milford local electoral area.The service is for those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms and for people who are concerned that they may have been at risk of infection in the past two weeks. Children can get tested if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. You must bring a photo ID with you and provide us with a mobile phone number so we can contact you with your results.We urge members of the public who have symptoms to consult their GP to arrange a test, and to not avail of the walk-in facility. Anyone who has already scheduled a COVID-19 test is asked not to attend.The Letterkenny Community Testing centre remains open also as a drive through  GP / Public Health Referral and self referral  testing centre.  The Cleary Centre Donegal Town is accepting both GP and Public Health referrals Further additional self referral facilities in the county will be announced in the coming days.You can use this free, walk-in COVID-19 testing service if you:are aged 16 years and overare a child and are accompanied by a parent or guardiando not have symptoms of COVID-19 but would like to be testedhave not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last six months. Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – May 4, 2021 Walk in Covid test centre to open in Milford tomorrow Facebook Google+ A walk-in Covid test centre will open tomorrow in Milford.Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that the centre will open for 3 days at Milford Mart.It will open tomorrow morning, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 7pm daily.Latest figures up to Monday April 26th show the 14 day incidence rate of the virus in Milford to be 675.3 cases per 100,000 people, one of the highest in the country and well above the national average.Minister McConalogue is of the view that if people in the county continue with efforts to drive the virus down that Donegal will reopen with the rest of the country:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/charliecovid1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleCMO comments damaging – Letterkenny ChamberNext articleHarbour funding vital for Donegal’s small piers – McConalogue News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Brundidge Historical Society talks fall schedule

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip You Might Like Pioneer Museum reopens, encouraged by response The Pioneer Museum of Alabama opened over the weekend without much fanfare on Thursday but, the weekend held much promise… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Not wanting to cancel “Come Home” too early, the membership was hesitant to do so.Johnny Garrett suggested that more time be taken in making a decision about the immediate future of Alabama’s Official Folk Life play. “We’ve got some time between now and then,” Garrett said. “I don’t want us to make a decision too early.”A motion was made and approved to wait until the BHS’ August meeting to make a decision. At that time, a decision will also be made about Peanut Butter Festival.The BHS also sponsors the annual Chili Country Christmas event in early December and the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in January.Mernette Bray, a member of the storytelling committee, said the storytelling committee will meet to discuss both of those events. However, contracts for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival are made a year or two in advance in order to bring nationally acclaimed storytellers to the festival. “Hopefully, before we have to make that decision, we will be back to some kind of normal,” Bray said. “Plans for storytelling festival are already set and we are looking forward to our 14th Annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author “We seat eight to the table, and we would have to cut that back to four,” Cathie Steed, ticket chair, said. “And, we would probably have to take out a table or two to give enough space for people to be seated six feet apart.”Steed questioned whether, at 50 percent occupancy, it would be financially feasible to have the play.”Ann Register mentioned the interaction between the servers and the guests and also among the actors and entertainers could be concerning.Although show business mandates that ‘the show must go on,’ these are unprecedented times, even for show business.” By Jaine Treadwell “Although the festival is outdoors, it would be almost impossible to practice social distancing,” Bowden said. “I just don’t believe we could do that with people watching the entertainment and demonstrations and in line for funnel cakes, and other festival favorites. The barnyard is full of kids and people pack the streets for the Nutter Butter Parade.”The society members were in agreement that hosting the Peanut Butter Festival would mean considering a larger and more open area for the outdoor festival and the change of many activities and events.The discussion about the BHS’ folk life play centered on whether social distancing would be a possibility in the family-style supper theater. Supper may be late at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge this fall or not at all.Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the Brundidge Historical Society held its first meeting since March on Thursday. The main topic of discussion was the future of the BHS’ annual fall events, the Peanut Butter Festival in October and the production of Alabama’s Official Folk Life Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” in November.BHS President Lawrence Bowden said the restrictions in place would make it extremely difficult to host the 29th Annual Peanut Butter Harvest and Heritage Celebration. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 6:00 pm Monday, June 8, 2020 Brundidge Historical Society talks fall schedule Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Outside interests

first_img What are the knock-on effects of T&D to the value and reputation of the organisation? How does it impact on share value? How crucial is it to attracting talent? Patrick McCurry canvasses some viewsBill LucasChief executiveCampaign for LearningThere’s no doubt that training and learning, in their broadest sense, have important knock-on effects on the bottom line and shareholder value of organisations. You only have to look at the organisational transformation that learning is bringing in companies such as National Grid and Centrica.But despite the importance of learning on the bottom line, on performance, on behaviour and on recruitment and retention, few institutional investors pay it enough attention. This is partly because not enough companies report on their investment in people, although there are notable exceptions like Scandia. We need more companies reporting on their human capital and taking the message of learning’s importance directly to shareholders.I’m afraid HR professionals must also bear some of the blame because they have too often failed to align the HR strategy with the business strategy and seen their role as just providing training rather than adding real value to the organisation. Andy MathesonTraining and development managerZurich Financial ServicesThe whole emphasis on intellectual capital means the stock market takes seriously what’s inside people’s heads, particularly in service industry companies. Nowadays if a few key people quit a consultancy it can create havoc.This all means there is a clear link between the skills and knowledge people have and the performance of the company but intellectual capital is hard to put a value on.When it comes to training and development’s impact on recruitment I think so many blue chips say they offer great training that a good programme has become a requirement to attract new staff.I’m not sure if being more aggressive in publicising training programmes is the right approach because job candidates are sceptical and would want to experience it themselves before believing it.It’s not even clear that having a great reputation for training benefits the company. Look at Marks & Spencer, which had a legendary training programme but ended up with serious commercial problems. Sue ProutHR manager for business servicesBTWhile development and training are not taken directly into account by the City, they do look very closely at the kind of people a company has and what skills they have. You will often see questions raised in the financial press about whether management has the skills to take the company in the right direction.These issues are all linked to the quality of development and training of management, especially at the senior end.Development and training is also important in attracting people.At interviews a lot of candidates say they are joining us because they know we are willing to train them and it helps having the Investors in People logo.I’m less sure about how important training is in retention as I’ve never heard of someone leaving because they’re not getting the training they want. But I’m sure if someone was not getting any training at all it would contribute to them leaving. Glyn BerringtonTraining and development managerMatra Marconi SpaceI feel that unless you’re a small and fast-growing technology company, it is very hard to determine a link between training and development and shareholder value. But there is certainly a big effect on recruitment and retention, especially for young people and graduates.A couple of years ago we studied what attracted people to us and training and development was one of the top five reasons. Certain companies in their sector have a good reputation for training and that does tend to attract people.In terms of publicising training, it’s something we are taking seriously. In fact, we are about to publish a brochure for graduates playing on our training opportunities, both in the UK and in European joint ventures.The message of the brochure is, “Join us and you’ll get the best training and development”.I think that with the disappearance of a job for life, employers have to contribute to the employability of their staff, and that means opportunities for training and development. Nick WyattTraining and development managerRoadchefThere is no doubt that training and development has an impact on how outsiders perceive the value of the company. We were acquired recently by Nikko European Investments Ltd and they said that one of the factors that attracted them to us was that we had Investors in People.For them, the fact we had IIP in place represented a kind of guarantee that we had some foundation they could work from.Training is important too in recruitment and development. We stress our training package in interviews as much as pay and benefits and we’ve had people return to us from competing companies, because of our training and development.We do try and publicise our training through external awards, which we can mention at interview, but it’s not easy to get much information on training in general corporate material. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Outside interestsOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Top job: Rob Smith

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Rob Smith, HR director, The Number 118-118Robin Smith has been appointed HR director at the new directory assistancebusiness The Number 118-118. He joins from Swiss airline Mindpearl, where heset up a number of contact centres across Europe, Australia and South Africa.In the role, he has been charged with developing HR strategies to sustain UKgrowth until 2004 and then move into Europe. What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? While recruiting in Milan in 1999, I set up a simple pin-hole camera with aflip chart easel as a screen so that my recruitment team could watch theeclipse. A group of Milanese gathered to see what was going on – it’s thenearest I’ve come to being a street performer. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? The trend of HR professionals being judged more and more on theirunderstanding of, and direct contribution to, organisational success willcontinue. Who is your ultimate guru? I don’t have any gurus – I believe in learning from clever people,synthesising that learning and being accountable for my own inputs toorganisational development and success. What is your essential viewing? The Brecon Beacons on a bright Spring day. What’s the best thing about HR? Variety … and the worst? HR people who make little attempt to understand the main purpose of theorganisations they work for. Fortunately, they are becoming fewer and fewer. How do you fill your spare time? Music – I play saxophone and I am learning the guitar. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken? Leaving the private sector to become personnel manager for a police forcefor two years – the risk did not pay off develop-mentally. But, I left withgenuine admiration for the work of the police and for the professionalism ofmany of the officers and civilians I worked with. What is the essential tool in your job? Perhaps inevitably, the laptop… but it really is surprising how handy theSwiss Army knife is (a friend in my previous company gave it to me, he actuallyis an officer in the Swiss Army!). What advice would you give to people starting out in HR? Don’t necessarily expect recognition for good work. You’ll ultimately getyour rewards through other means. If you could do any job, what would it be? A professional musician or music producer. Smith’s CV2002 HR director, The Number 118-1181999 HR director, Mindpearl AG1996 Divisional HR director, WH Smith Supply Chain, Swindon1994 Personnel manager, Leicestershire Constabulary1989 Personnel controller, Mercury Communications Comments are closed. Top job: Rob SmithOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more