Morning crash results in multiple citations

first_img The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Police Department Previous articlePrimary Election Day: Notes from the precinctsNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Southbound traffic on 441 near Roger Williams Road was blocked for about an hour yesterday morning due to a two-car accident that sent five people to Orange County Medical Center. Four separate citations were issued, according to Apopka Police reports.Rachael Criswell was driving north on 441 around 8:00 AM and turned left to enter the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church.  The right rear corner of her car was struck by a vehicle driven by Tiffany Hutchens traveling south on 441.Hutchens’ car overturned on 441 while Criswell’s car spun onto the entrance road of the church.Hutchens and her two passengers were taken to ORMC by Apopka paramedics along with Criswell’s two passengers (ages 3 and 5). No serious injuries were reported.The APD interviewed Hutchens at ORMC where they learned she had just purchased the vehicle and had not registered it but was using an expired tag from another vehicle.  She received three citations; driving with a suspended license, operating an unregistered vehicle and attaching the wrong tag to a vehicle.Criswell was cited for failure to yield the right of way.The Apopka Police Department provided the following accident scene diagram: Please enter your name herelast_img read more

JK Rowling donates £0.5m

 15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, has donated £500,000 to the National Council for one Parent Families, for whom she is to act as “ambassador.”Read JK Rowling rallies to aid of lone parents by John Carvel at The Guardian. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 October 2000 | News JK Rowling donates £0.5m Advertisement read more

EasyJet passengers donate £1m to Unicef in five months

first_img Over the winter season passengers can donate on board from 1 December to 31 January.www.unicef.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: corporate Individual giving Howard Lake | 13 December 2012 | News EasyJet passengers donate £1m to Unicef in five monthscenter_img Passengers on easyJet flights have donated £1 million to Unicef through spare change and unused foreign currency in just five months. The milestone is being celebrated today with more than 50 Santa Clauses helping to unveil a branded ‘Change for Good’ easyJet aircraft.The partnership was launched in July 2012 and follows previous foreign currency collection campaigns by the airline. It runs across easyJet’s pan-European network of over 600 routes across more than 30 countries. It is part of UNICEF’s global ‘Change for Good’ programme in partnership with leading airlines around the world, which so far has raised £53 million.From 14 December easyJet crew across Europe will be dressed in Santa hats to encourage passengers to donate to UNICEF throughout the festive period. In addition, all passengers travelling with easyJet tomorrow will receive complimentary chocolates as a thank you for supporting the ‘Change for Good’ programme. Advertisement  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The evidence is there: Release Mumia now!

first_imgOn Oct. 29, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal will be back in court in Philadelphia for yet another hearing.  This will be the seventh hearing since April 2017 and the fifth since District Attorney Larry Krasner took office.  Supporters are urging people to pack the courtroom on Mumia’s behalf and email and call Krasner’s office urging him to do the right thing.The appeal for a new hearing stems from a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Williams v. Pennsylvania. That decision affirmed it was a violation of due process for a higher court judge, Ron Castille, to rule on a death penalty appeals case in which he played a direct or significant role as Philadelphia district attorney.  Under Pennsylvania’s judicial conduct code, judges must recuse themselves from a case where there are reasonable questions about their impartiality.As one of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court judges hearing Abu-Jamal’s appeals cases, Ron Castille repeatedly refused to recuse himself, despite requests by Abu-Jamal’s attorneys that he do so. He contends he signed appeals against Abu-Jamal “simply as a hands-off administrator” and that he knew nothing about the case — which is highly controversial, as it involved the killing of a police officer.However, Castille campaigned for state Supreme Court judge as a “hands-on manager.”  He boasted of his support for the Fraternal Order of Police, which helped finance his campaign.  He also campaigned in favor of the death penalty, especially where it was used against people accused of murdering police.Abu-Jamal’s current attorneys have now produced evidence of Castille’s involvement, including memos and letters he signed urging implementation of the death penalty in Pennsylvania capital cases involving police shootings. Documents show that DA Castille tracked the status of capital cases and that he sent a letter to former Gov. Bob Casey that “urged” him to sign execution warrants to “send a message” to all ”police killers.” Earlier this year, Castille claimed he had not recused himself from Abu-Jamal’s case because he was never asked to.Smokescreen of ‘missing files’Since Larry Krasner, formerly seen as a progressive attorney, took over as Philadelphia DA in January 2018, he has repeatedly stalled the process by claiming his office is unable to locate key documents signed by DA Castille that were referenced in evidence brought before the court.  At the first hearing under his tenure, in January of this year, his assistant district attorney sought and was granted more time so a part-time paralegal could be hired to search several hundred boxes of files.Since that hearing, Krasner’s office has repeatedly asked for more extensions, claiming they could not locate the documents.  At the most recent hearing, on Aug. 30, they admitted that hundreds more boxes of files had been “found” and additional staff were hired to do the search.   This smokescreen of endless searches is really a cover-up to mask the fact that proof of Castille’s role is clearly evident.While campaigning for DA, Krasner stated that, if elected, he would investigate and overturn wrongful convictions. Throughout this stalling process, it is clear that Krasner, despite his reputation as “progressive,” has openly sided with the FOP and Castille, whom he appointed to his transition team.Shortly after Krasner took office, Pam Africa and international representatives of the movement to free Mumia requested to meet with him to discuss the case, urging him to not oppose Abu-Jamal’s pending petition.  After initially agreeing to meet, Krasner’s office then reneged, yet later met with Maureen Faulkner, widow of slain police officer Daniel Faulkner.Krasner’s bowing to FOP pressure became clearer at the April 30 hearing when his office submitted documents to Judge Leon Tucker that disputed the relevance of evidence from DA files showing Castille’s significant involvement. Krasner’s office called for Abu-Jamal’s petition to be dismissed.Representatives from the DA’s office in court for the April hearing went out of their way to assure FOP members present that they were on their side.  At both the April and August hearings, members of the Faulkner family and the FOP were given preferential seating in an effort to keep Abu-Jamal supporters out.  In August, even Judge Tucker got into the act by having court lobby staffers tell Abu-Jamal supporters that the hearing was postponed when it wasn’t.Letter circulates denouncing Krasner In the weeks leading up to the Oct. 29 hearing, Abu-Jamal supporters have circulated a letter to DA Krasner pointing out that “so far, your handling of Mumia’s case has been very much in line with the wishes of the Fraternal Order of Police and you seem to show no interest in opening up a case that has been denounced around the world as reflecting the worst of a racist and classist judicial system that finds poor people, and especially people of color, guilty and sentences them to the most extreme sentences.”Signed by prominent individuals, including Kathleen Cleaver, Marc Lamont Hill, Soffiyah Elijah and Noam Chomsky, and organizations, including the Frantz Fanon Foundation, the National Lawyers Guild, the National Conference of Black Lawyers of Michigan and the War Resisters League — the letter calls on Krasner to “release all the police and DA files relevant to Mumia’s case, to stop fighting to close this opening in the case by insisting that there is no evidence of Castille’s significant involvement in Mumia’s case, when that is clearly not the reality.” (The letter can be downloaded at tinyurl.com/y7t3yw9a/.)Beyond circulating the letter, supporters are asked to convey these demands directly to Krasner via email at [email protected], or calls to 215-686-8000. On Oct. 25, a press conference will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Krasner’s office at 3 S. Penn Square in Philadelphia.  On Oct. 29, demonstrators will gather outside the Criminal Justice Center at 1301 Filbert starting at 8 a.m. prior to the hearing.Let Krasner know the world is watching out of its concern for Mumia and for justice!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

CFPB Fines Nonbank Lender $2 Million For Deceptive Mortgage Advertising, Kickbacks

first_img Tagged with: CFPB Dodd-Frank Act NewDay Financial Nonbank Lenders Veterans Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 10, 2015 1,210 Views The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on Tuesday it has levied a $2 million civil penalty against Maryland-based nonbank mortgage lender NewDay Financial for deceptive mortgage advertising and kickbacks.According to CFPB, NewDay deceived consumers by failing to disclose its financial relationship with a veterans’ organization in direct mail advertising materials.”We are pleased to resolve these technical legal issues with the CFPB,” NewDay said in a statement. “As the consent order makes clear, there has never been any allegation or suggestion that the company’s actions ever directly harmed our borrowers. We will continue our tireless efforts to serve veterans in the dignified manner they deserve. We are proud that our loans are among the best performing in the industry and remain committed to providing financial solutions that improve the lives of the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.”The primary business of NewDay, which is owned by a private company, Chrysalis Holdings, is originating refinance mortgage loans guaranteed by the Veterans’ Administration (VA) made available exclusively to service members, veterans, and their surviving spouses.NewDay advertises primarily through direct mail campaigns, having solicited approximately 50 million consumers through the mail in a three-year period from 2011 to 2014. According to CFPB, NewDay entered into a marketing agreement with a veterans’ association facilitated by a broker company and agreed to pay “lead generation fees” to both organizations, as well as a licensing fee to the broker company.This marketing agreement earned NewDay the title of “exclusive lender” for that particular veterans’ association, but NewDay stated in its advertising materials that the title was based on high service standards and excellent value without disclosing its financial relationship with the veterans’ organization. According to CFPB, NewDay’s failure to disclose this financial relationship constituted a deceptive act or practice, which is a violation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010.”NewDay profited from the trust that veterans place in their veteran service organization,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “Veterans, and any consumers getting a mortgage, deserve honest information about lender endorsements.”Also according to CFPB, NewDay’s direct mail advertisements contained recommendations from the veterans’ organization urging its members to use NewDay’s products. These recommendations by the veterans’ organization as well as referral activities through the telephone and the Web constituted a referral of settlement business, according to CFBP. The payments NewDay made to the veterans’ organization and the broker company for these activities constituted illegal kickbacks, a violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).As a result of the violations of the Dodd-Frank Act, NewDay will terminate its relationships with both the broker company and the veterans’ organization. In addition to paying a $2 million civil penalty to the CFPB’s Civil Penalty Fund, NewDay will also end deceptive marketing practices, end deceptive endorsement relationships, and cease making payments for referrals. CFPB Fines Nonbank Lender $2 Million For Deceptive Mortgage Advertising, Kickbacks Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Wayne County, Michigan, Officials Help More Than 4,000 Avoid Foreclosure Next: Republican Lawmakers Seek to Halt Government Bank Rescues About Author: Brian Honea CFPB Dodd-Frank Act NewDay Financial Nonbank Lenders Veterans 2015-02-10 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Fines Nonbank Lender $2 Million For Deceptive Mortgage Advertising, Kickbacks Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Derry police investigate hit and run crash

first_img Google+ Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleThird arrest in Omagh murder investigationNext articleDerry man claims daily harassment by the security services News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – January 3, 2013 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Newscenter_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest 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 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Derry police investigate hit and run crash Police are appealing for information following a hit-and-run collision on Shipquay Street last night.At around 11.15pm, a collision occurred between a green Hyundi and a blue Toyota Avensis in The Diamond of the City Centre. Police are appealing for witnesses. No injuries have been reported.At around 11.40pm the green Toyota Hyundai was also involved in a collision on Shipquay Street with a police car. A 44 yr-old man was arrested for driving with excess alcohol. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

India’s Lost Opportunity To Recognize The Principle Of Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment

first_imgColumnsIndia’s Lost Opportunity To Recognize The Principle Of Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment Praharsh Gour27 May 2020 8:33 AMShare This – xA consistent remark in the Prime Minister’s speeches has been about “New India” paving way for development and progress. However, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change’s (MoEF&CC) new draft Notification for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA Notification 2020) has been anything but progressive. What’s new in this draft notification is the inclusion of term…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?LoginA consistent remark in the Prime Minister’s speeches has been about “New India” paving way for development and progress. However, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change’s (MoEF&CC) new draft Notification for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA Notification 2020) has been anything but progressive. What’s new in this draft notification is the inclusion of term “border area” in the definition clause. The clause defines such areas to be the ones falling within the vicinity of 100 kilometers from the border of its neighbors. This inclusion, for the first time in twenty six years, has tried to draw a correlation between EIA conducted within the Indian territory and its neighboring states. However, the optimism wears out post the definition clause of the policy. If one dives further in the notification, one will realize that post the technical jargons and terminologies, this new term is specified to expressly exempt public consultation on linear highway and pipelines projects falling in such areas. It is not surprising to find that the notification is also reticent about the obligation to notify or consult any other state in case of transboundary harm arising from the activities conducted within India. Conceptually, EIA is assimilated with the duty to maintain a balance between development and ecological interests. It tends to act as a checking mechanism in defense of those who are affected the most by such projects. However, today such a protectionist outlook of the government with regard to its EIA obligations begs for an intervention. The EIA Notification 2020 not only deprives EIA of its responsibility to consult the affected people, by reducing the period for public consultation, but is also ignorant of the development around EIA in international environmental jurisprudence. Though not defined anywhere as such, the principle of Transboundary EIA finds its place in Principle 21 of the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 1972 also known as Stockholm Declaration. The Declaration dictates the customary principle that it is the right of a state to exploit its own natural resources, so long its activities do not cause damage to environment of another state. To fulfill this obligation, it is essential that states take up due diligence and cooperate among themselves. However, the Stockholm Declaration is silent about the obligation to conduct EIA, which has been expressly mentioned in the Declaration on Environment and Development, 1992 or the Rio Declaration, 1992, under Principle 17 separately. It was the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which viewed transboundary harm principle and EIA from one lens, for the first time. The court in the Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay) labelled the principle of Transboundary EIA to be a part of “general international law”. It held that the EIA must be conducted by state of origin, when there is a “risk that the proposed industrial activity may have a significant adverse impact in a transboundary context, in particular, on a shared resource.” (para. 204). Interestingly, India adopted its first EIA Notification, post Rio Declaration in 1994 which was bereft of any provision for Transboundary EIA, understandably because of absence of general state practice to that end then. Since the last notification of 2006, the global regime pertaining to EIA has undergone multiple progressions. From development in modes of technology and communication in last 14 years to specific development in principle of Transboundary EIA, the global environmental law regime has come a long way since 2006. The government must understand that incorporating the same orthodox ideas and methods regarding the EIA sans the international development pertaining it will reflect poorly on its reformist image. Therefore, it would have been wise on its part had it capitalized on chance of adopting the principle of Transboundary EIA in the draft notification. One may argue that the government may still implement the Transboundary EIA principle on a project-to-project basis, with specific treaty provisions dedicated to address this issue every time it undertakes a project in the vicinity of its borders. Regardless of how appealing this resort to old trick may seem one cannot ignore that such a method is not just time consuming, repetitive and stagnant but also lacks clarity which could possibly have been attained by making a simple provision in the domestic legislation in the first place. What seems to be unbeknown to the MoEF&CC, is that the implementation of transboundary EIA mechanism in domestic legislation isn’t an alien concept. For instance Directive 2011/92 of the European Union under Article 7 requires the member country to forward an EIA on project likely to have a significant effects on environment of another member state. Similarly, the Impact Assessment Act, 2019 of Canada went a step further and subjected the projects with significant transboundary harm to the same domestic law, as applicable on projects with domestic ramifications. But it must also be kept in mind that such instances are limited in number and are often empowered with milk teeth to prove their mettle. Therefore, the question arises as to how can a country implement a robust mechanism for Transboundary EIA? It is an amusing coincidence that the solution to this problem was offered by an Indian Judge serving in the ICJ. Judge Dalveer Bhandari in his separate opinion on the Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)/ Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) opined that prior to conducting EIA, states must categorize industries. They must identify the ones for which transboundary EIA shall be mandatory and should pay due regard if such industries are located near nation’s border or if emits such pollutants which may pose as a risk for neighboring states (Para. 42). Post such identification, the states must then identify the situations wherein the obligation for conducting EIA can be exempted for instance- occurrence of a natural disaster, nuclear disaster, etc (Para. 43). Once the above procedural mechanism is in place, the state may then share a detailed EIA report prepared by it or shared with it by the project, with the affected state. But the question still persists. Does India need such a ‘fancy’ mechanism to keep its projects in check? For starters, India cannot shy away from an obligation which is regarded as a part of general international law. India is signatory to the 1992 Rio Declaration which expressly prescribes for principle against Transboundary harm and EIA and therefore is bound by the treaty and general international law obligations. The geographical location of India and rapid rate of undertaking development projects in the vicinity of its border also adds on to the need of having a general and consistent EIA mechanism in place. Furthermore, lessons from Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project and Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project may corroborate to this need. The primary contention as raised by both Sri Lanka and Nepal, respectively, in the above disputes has been the lack of due diligence and information sharing on part of India, which could have been easily resolved had India had a Transboundary EIA regime in place. Owing to the aforesaid reasons, it is advisable that India implement a singular and certain mechanism to implement this principle soon enough. It had a chance by placing it in the EIA notification 2020, however, the categorical omission by the government of recognizing this international obligation tells us yet again that we are still to learn the lesson. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Best practice club – No.3

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Thethird in a series of regular contributions from the Best Practice Club examineshow managers tackle business problems and enhance performance. In this issue,Peter Knowles, from BT’s Workstyle Consultancy Group, talks about the manybenefits of flexible workingInApril, the Employment Act 2002 issued new, family-friendly policies regardingflexible work.Underthe new guidelines, parents with children under the age of six, or withdisabled children under 18, have the right to request a flexible workingpattern, and their employers will be duty bound to seriously consider theirapplications.Onecompany that considers itself a leader where flexible working is concerned isBritish Telecom (BT). More than a decade ago, the company set up a WorkstyleConsultancy Group (WCG) to oversee the implementation of flexible working atthe company. BTis so convinced of the business benefits of flexible working, it has positionedthe WCG as an external proposition, turning its internal experience intointellectual property it can share with its customers. Toa large extent, flexible working initiatives have been driven by advancementsin IT. With the advent of broadband, all the equipment that employees need towork from home is a phone line and a portable computer.Onekey driver for BT was staff satisfaction surveys, which showed workers wereunhappy with their work-life balance and wanted a change. Thereare 108,000 employees at BT. Currently, more than 7,500 of them are officiallyteleworkers, who have had their contracts changed and work from home. Just over63,000 are flexible workers, who can work from any location.Thekey strand for BT’s flexible working strategy is that it is optional. Knowlessaid: “At BT, we have a process. You go to your line manager and say youwould like to be a flexible worker.”Itcan mean you don’t want to travel into London every day, but you’re quite happyto travel to a BT building three miles from your home. Or it could mean youhave an office at home and you’d like to work from home. “Thenthere’s a selection criteria, because although you might want to be a flexibleworker, you might not be the most self-motivated person in the world. Or yourhome environment might not be conducive to work.”Anothermotivation behind BT’s switch to flexible working was the need to reduce theexpense of its large property portfolio.”We’vebeen able to pay off a considerable chunk of our debt by implementing flexibleworking,” said Knowles. “The annual cost to support my desk withinsurance, facilities management, IT infrastructure and such when I worked inLondon, was £18,000 per year. It only costs £5,000 to support me as ahome-worker. “Wehave closed loads of locations and now have a number of work-style buildingsoutside of the M25 and around the country,” he said. “In ourBrentwood office, there are a lot of people who have permanent desks becausethat is how they choose to work. We also have hot-desks, and flexi-desks, whichare bookable hot-desks.” Onething the WCG advises against is recruiting people directly into homeworking.Graduates that come into the business have to do a minimum of six months basedat a location, to give them a chance to network and get a feel for the culture.”Unlessstaff are given an opportunity to establish themselves they can feel isolated.Then we lose them after investing in training,” said Knowles.www.bpclub.com  www.wfh.comBusinessbenefits of flexible working for BT–Reduced absenteeism: 3.1 per cent compared with the UK average of 8.5per cent–Staff satisfaction: BT’s workforce is 7 per cent happier than the UK average –Time savings associated with travel: 1,800 people years of time saved in travelin one year alone –Reduced costs associated with travel: Savings of £9.7m per year –Savings on property costs: £220m over 10 years –Improved staff retention: 96 per cent of women return to BT after maternityleave –Improved recruitment: A wider geographical recruitment area allows for thehiring and harnessing of scarce skills and resources Best practice club – No.3On 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

On the move

first_img Comments are closed. On the moveOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Meridian Healthcare has announced the appointment of Lorraine Mercer(pictured) as HR manager. Mercer joins from Unilever, and in her new role shewill be responsible for ensuring the company continues to meet National CareStandards requirements and setting new HR strategies for the group. Jamil Husain has joined Mercer Human Resource Consulting as a Europeanpartner and head of the UK performance, measurement and rewards practice. Hejoins from Barclays Bank, where he was group HR specialist practice director. Martin Moore has been appointed as head of HR at the British Museum. Hisprevious position was head of European HR at Mahindra-BT, an offshore-basedprovider of software services to the communications industry, and roles withNortel Networks and British Aerospace. last_img read more

Region 16 Cross Country Roundup: Monticello Boys/North Summit Girls Take Team Titles

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailROOSEVELT, Utah-Monday, Gunnison Valley and North Sevier competed in the Region 16 boys and girls cross country championships at Consitution Park at Roosevelt.North Sevier’s boys finished fourth with a score of 79 with the Gunnison Valley boys placing sixth with a score of 180.The Monticello Buckaroos’ boys took the team title with a score of 40.For the girls, North Sevier placed third with a score of 47. Gunnison Valley does not have a girls cross country squad.The girls region champion was North Summit with a score of 23.The boys individual champion is Monticello senior Cory Bunker (15:31.30).For the North Sevier boys, sophomore Keaton Hallows (16:56.70) placed third. The other Wolves placed as follows: junior Tate Goble (12th place, 17:52.80), senior Kelby Bosh (13th place, 17:54.20), senior Larry Crane (22nd place, 19:07.30), freshman Braxton MacArt (30th place, 19:46.80), sophomore Ayden Crane (37th place, 20:24.30), freshman Jacob Johnson (42nd place, 20:33.90), freshman Kamden Saling (52nd place, 22:02.50) and freshman Braygan Maxwell (60th place, 23:49.20).For the Gunnison Valley boys, sophomore Jacob Brown led the way, finishing in 39th place at 20:29.50.Other Bulldogs finished as follows: senior Spencer Overly (41st place, 20:31.90), junior Caleb Matthews (46th place, 21:11.60), senior Connor Monroe (47th place, 21:11.90), sophomore James Willden (49th place, 21:38.60), freshman William Jackson (50th place, 21:58.50).For the North Sevier girls, freshman Ciarra Anderson (9th place, 21:57.20) led the way for the Wolves.Her teammates finished as follows: junior Avery Smith (13th place, 22:32.30), freshman Hannah Riggs (15th place, 23:01.10), freshman Brooklin Goble (23rd place, 26:02.00) and freshman Sydney Bosh (24th place, 26:47.70). Tags: Cross Country Written by October 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Region 16 Cross Country Roundup: Monticello Boys/North Summit Girls Take Team Titles Brad Jameslast_img read more