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Who said what: feedback from the AHHRM conference

first_imgWho said what: feedback from the AHHRM conferenceOn 5 Oct 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Alastair Henderson, director, NHS EO”It’stoo easy to assume that the Working Time Directive is a wicked plot from Brussels.”John Skewes,director of employment relations, Royal College of Midwives”Agendafor Change meant unions learnt a lot about partnership working and buildingrelationships with employers.”Mark Butler, HR director, Scottish ExecutiveHealth Department”HRis the colonic irrigation of the workforce system.” David Bingham, HR director, Northern IrelandDepartment of Health, Social Services and Public Safety”Thereis a recognition that HRdepartments can’t do everything. HR shared services will be increasingly commonin the future.”Karen Jennings, head of health, Unison”Weneed to smash through the negative stereotyping of the role of HR and invisiblebureaucrats.”Ken Hutchinson, HR director, Good HopeHospital NHS Trust”Howare the Europeans coping with the Working Time Directive? Guess what – theyjust don’t bother.”last_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Faces UMKC in WAC Tournament

first_imgThe Kangaroos’ statistical leaders are junior guard Xavier Bishop (15.3 points per game), junior guard Rob Whitfield (11.1 points per game) and sophomore guard Brandon McKissic (10.8 points per game). In addition to scoring a team-best 16.3 points per game, Toolson ranks 44th nationally in field goal percentage (55.9 percent) and 26th at the charity stripe (86.9 percent). After pasting Cal State Bakersfield 76-61 Saturday, the Wolverines tied a school record with 23 wins. Overall, Utah Valley went 23-8 and 12-4 in conference play. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS-Fresh off of the announcement that redshirt junior guard Jake Toolson is the WAC player of the year, the Utah Valley men’s basketball team prepares to face UMKC Thursday in the WAC tournament at the Orleans Arena of Las Vegas. Brad James UMKC ended the regular season scoring 69.5 points per game and surrendering 73.2 points per contest. The Wolverines ended the regular season scoring 77.5 points per game and surrendering 70.4 points per contest. The Kangaroos are 11-20 (6-10 in WAC play). Written by The Wolverines are currently 16th nationally in field goal percentage (48.5 percent) and 11th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.1 percent). Tags: Brandon McKissic/Cal State Bakersfield/Jake Toolson/Rob Whitfield/UMKC Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball/WAC Tournament/Xavier Bishop March 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Faces UMKC in WAC Tournament This commemorates the first time in program history the team has won 20 games in consecutive seasons.last_img read more

Letting agents urged to ‘pull their fingers out’ and comply with CMP by minister

first_imgMPs have approved the government’s proposal to give agents a further year to conform to Client Money Protection or CMP rules, but warned the industry that this is their last chance saloon to get on board and that the remaining non-compliant agents should ‘pull their fingers out’ and get on board.The comments were made last night when a  dozen or so MPs gathered in a committee room to debate whether letting agents should be given the 12 month extension, which has been granted for two reasons.There are still 251 letting agencies, or 2.5% of the 10,000 registered with CMP schemes, who are struggling to find a bank who will provide them with a pooled account to handle client payment, as the regulations require. Researech by Hamilton Fraser recently found that 20% of all agents were not members of a CMP scheme yet.This is an improvement on June last year, when 458 letting agents reported problems.The new housing minister Chris Pincher (pictured) explained that banks are required to check both agents and their clients for money laundering purposes but that pooled accounts make this difficult.Money laundering riskSome banks believe such accounts, which can hold payments for thousands of customers, are a significant money laundering risk because dirty cash can be processed through them with relative ease.But Pincher was criticised during the debate because a government committee, the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group, which was due to provide guidance on the money laundering implications of the CMP scheme, is late reporting ‘due to the unexpected complexity’ of the subject. It will now report later this spring.The minister urged the six organisations who are licenced to offer CMP services that they must encourage the remaining agents who have not secured pooled client accounts to ‘pull their fingers out’.Alex Cunningham, Labour’s shadow housing minister, was critical of the delays, asking: “How can the government claim to be making renting fairer when it can’t even organise a simple client money protection scheme?”.Watch the proceedings in full.Chris Pincher client money protection CMP regulations March 3, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Letting agents urged to ‘pull their fingers out’ and comply with CMP by minister previous nextRegulation & LawLetting agents urged to ‘pull their fingers out’ and comply with CMP by ministerMPs last night voted through the government’s proposal to extend the cut-off period for compliance with CMP rules to April 1st next year but 251 have yet to secure pooled bank accounts.Nigel Lewis3rd March 202001,001 Viewslast_img read more

Oxford women secure tight league victory over Tabs

first_imgOxford 59-Cambridge 56: The Oxford Women’s Basketball team got their season off to a positive start in the University League with a close victory over Cambridge. The first two minutes of the game were indicative of what was to follow and despite Cambridge taking the initiative with the opening score, Oxford came back with a three. So when the end of the first quarter arrived and the score was within two points, the match was evidently going to be compelling. The second quarter saw a continuation of an interesting competition withgood outside shooting from Oxford players.Aclose match throughout, the Cambridge team kept Oxford on their toes, with Vicky Lister becoming the Light Blues’ top scorer. Cambridge worked hard but were unable to overcome the efforts of Oxford players. Tal Ofek of St Peter’s was Oxford’s top scorer with 25 points, with Mariel dator and Steph Topp also scoring well with 14 and 12 respectively. The game was aggressive and each team was very determined. There were some unfriendly clashes, but this is indicative of a game that ran so close, with the scored tied at 39-all at the end of the third quarter. Oxford played impressive full court press and during the fourth quarter took a runaway lead. an evidently exhausted Cambridge put a hard full court press on in the last two minutes, regaining seven points to break Oxford’s lead down to three. However, the Cambridge team, consisting of 90% new players, often lacked awareness as a team, resulting in opportunities for Oxford to steal balls. Cambridge also seemed confused over some of their own plays and their performance was not enough to beat a more organised Oxford.Both Oxford and Cambridge’s build-up and set plays were carefully calculated, although not always well orchestrated on the Light Blues’ part. The final score promises to make their next meeting on 30 an interesting game, with each team exemplifying communication skills and team spirit that adds another dimension to the sport. With four more away games before the two meet again, Oxford are expecting victory over their academic counterparts when they convene again at Iffley Road. However, Cambridge also have an opportunity to use this time to perfect what appeared to be a good game plan. Cambridge’s performance was all the more impressive considering they were playing their first competitive match together as a team, promising an interesting fight for Oxford next time they meet.Overall, the match was exemplary in displaying what makes competitive sports entertaining: the close final score and the varsity competitiveness all provided for a good forty minutes of entertainment.  ARCHIVE: 4th week MT 2005last_img read more

Campaign leaders chosen ahead of NUS referendum

first_imgCampaign leaders for the rival campaigns, ‘YES2NUS’ and ‘Believe in Oxford’, have both been chosen by unopposed election.OUSU President Tom Rutland, who heads the campaign to keep Oxford affiliated with the NUS, told Cherwell, “I’m excited to be leading the campaign. Whether it’s the access funds worth hundreds of millions of pounds NUS have saved from the cuts, the liberation campaigns they champion for LGBT, BME, disabled and women students, or the discounts over 2000 of our students enjoy with their NUS Extra Card, Oxford students benefit by being part of NUS and having representation for students nationally.” Around 10 people attended the “Yes” meeting. Among them was OUSU President-elect, Louis Trup.Supporters of staying affiliated have emphasised the series of positive initiatives that the NUS has undertaken this year, including the securing of £45 million in postgraduate student support and saving hundreds of millions of pounds of undergraduate access funds from proposed cuts. They also point to the fact that the NUS has provided OUSU with two grants of £1,000 this year, one for environmental work with the University, and one for its Student-led Teaching Awards, in addition to a further grant of £2,000 to start the OUSU Women in Leadership Development Programme.Rutland commented, “The NUS has been an invaluable source of support to me and the officer team over the last year, and I know that next year’s team are keen to remain in and receive the same support. Disaffiliating from NUS would cost Oxford students money, isolate us from the national student movement, and weaken both unions. Hopefully when Louis Trup and I agree on something, it’s good for Oxford students – vote YES2NUS!”Meanwhile, the campaign in favour of disaffiliation from the NUS is to be led by Jack Matthews, Geology DPhil student at University College, and Eleanor Sharman, a Philosophy and Theology undergraduate at Oriel. Sharman told Cherwell, “What unites its members is a passion for change. A community has formed from common goals: denying the NUS’ claim to represent students at Oxford, and demanding that it open its doors to transparency. Believe in Oxford is a campaign financed exclusively by students here (with a donation cap of £25). It will only spend money that individual members of the University are willing to give.”The disaffiliation campaign is not opposed to the NUS in principle, but objects to the current state of affairs. Matthews remarked, “For three years I have worked tirelessly to reform the NUS into an open organisation that actually works for students. What I have encountered is a body that has no interest in change, and that seeks to preserve the cosy arrangement of the status quo, to the detriment of its members. “It’s time for us to stop wasting tens of thousands of pounds to an organisation that simply doesn’t care about our views. I believe in Oxford, and I believe in the strength of our Student Union – that’s why I will be voting ‘no’ to NUS.”This is the first year that there has been a referendum in Oxford over NUS affiliation, after the University ceased to earmark funding specifically intended for NUS affiliation. OUSU is now free to decide whether this money is to be used to continue its relationship with the NUS.The referendum on NUS affiliation, open to all students, will be held from Monday to Wednesday of 4th week.last_img read more

Business Owner Lynne Cates Named Ocean City’s “Working Woman of the Year”

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiOf all the tributes that were showered Wednesday on Ocean City business owner Lynne Cates, the most emotional and poignant one came from her husband of 27 years.Fighting back tears, Dave Cates told the audience that Lynne serves as the family anchor for him and their daughters, Dana, 21, and Tara, 20, and son, Gregory, 18.“She’s just a rock,” he said. “She’s always there for us.”Lynne Cates was honored Wednesday not only for her skills as a wife and mother, but also for her business acumen as the owner of the Sun Seekers boutique on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City’s downtown shopping district.She was named Working Woman of the Year during the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “Salute to Working Women” gala at the Ocean City Yacht Club.Lynne Cates has owned Sun Seekers since 1993, rebuilding it after it was virtually destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.Special presentations were also made by the Chamber to Ocean City Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor, Ocean City High School American Sign Language Teacher Amy T. Andersen and Ocean City High School student Nora Faverzani,Taylor is New Jersey’s reigning 2018 Superintendent of the Year, while Andersen holds the title of New Jersey’s Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. Faverzani, a high school junior and Student Council president, serves as a student representative on the State Board of Education for 2018.Cates, meanwhile, was honored for her devotion to her family, her business and the community. Speakers said Cates has skillfully balanced the demands of being a businesswoman with her responsibilities as a mother and wife.“There are three words that come to mind when thinking of Lynne: love, grace and kindness,” said Michele Gillian, the Chamber’s executive director.In similar comments, Cates’ husband added, “If you had to describe Lynne, it’s pure kindness.”Lynne Cates receives a special honor from Mayor Jay Gillian while Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian looks on.Gillian recalled how Cates rebuilt Sun Seekers after it was virtually destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Just six months later, Cates had the upscale boutique reopened, elevating it in such a way that safeguards it from floodwaters in the future.Gillian called Sun Seekers “the model” for how all of the downtown businesses should protect themselves from coastal flooding.Cates, 53, has owned Sun Seekers since 1993. Her husband said the shop reflects her love for Ocean City.“She loves Ocean City. She loves the community. We made a great choice coming down here 25 years ago and starting a business,” he said.Dave Cates, 56, also owns an Ocean City business, the Piccini restaurant and pizzeria on 13th Street and West Avenue.Among her honors Wednesday, Lynne Cates also received special presentations from Mayor Jay Gillian and Cape May County Freeholder E. Marie Hayes.Addressing the audience of 120 people, Cates praised her husband and children, her employees and the community. She called her husband her “cheerleader and fan.” She also said that her children are “amazing” and that her dedicated employees treat her business as though it is their own.“I love what I’m doing,” she said. “I love our town.”Ocean City Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor, who was also honored, talks of the demands for women in balancing their careers and personal life.Billy McMahon, a former Chamber president who served as emcee of Wednesday’s gala, called Cates, Taylor, Andersen and Faverzani key leaders who are influencing Ocean City’s schools and business sector.During her remarks, Taylor recalled the demands of her personal and professional life while she was raising her four children. She urged the audience, particularly the women, to always believe in themselves as they chart a course to the future.“Listen, follow and believe in your instincts. They’re always right, whether they’re in your professional or personal life,” Taylor said.Andersen, who has two sons, told the audience that she remains extremely proud of her role as a working mother. She noted that her love and devotion to her children have helped fuel her passion for teaching.“It’s one connected way to live,” she said.Ocean City High School American Sign Language Teacher Amy T. Andersen, another honoree, tells the audience that her role as a working mother has motivated her teaching career. Lynne Cates is joined by her husband, Dave, son, Gregory, and daughter, Dana, in her Sun Seekers boutique.last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Jan. 31

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,The city team is hard at work finalizing the capital improvements plan for the next five years and the municipal budget for 2020. These plans will be introduced at public City Council meetings within the next month.One project that will take place within the next few weeks will be restriping to create angled parking on the bay side of West Avenue from North Street to First Street.This reconfiguration is being done at the request of residents to create more on-street parking.I can also report that before the summer the city will add ADA ramps leading to Waverly Beach (off E. Atlantic Blvd.) and to the boardwalk at St. Charles Place. The city remains committed to improving accessibility whenever possible.We have been fortunate so far this winter to avoid snow and major coastal flooding.But I want to encourage everybody to make sure they are signed up for our emergency notification system. Whenever the National Weather Service issues a coastal flood or other weather “Warning” (the highest level of alert), we will launch a notification that will be delivered by phone, email or text message.We just implemented a text-to-enroll feature that allows anybody to sign up by texting OCNJALERTS to 99411. Within the next few weeks, we will send an “All Call” that will let residents know how to use this new feature. This call also will let our system provider validate all of the numbers in our database.The city also provides email notifications of NWS “Advisories” and “Watches.” Residents can sign up for these emergency and other notifications by visiting the “Alert Me” link at www.ocnj.us.I’d like you all to join me in welcoming Vince Lee as the new conductor of the Ocean City Pops. Vince was guest conductor for several concerts over the past two summers and he has extensive experience and credentials. I’m excited for the 2020 Ocean City Pops season.Anybody interested in purchasing season tickets can call 609-525-9295. Tickets for individual shows will be available when the full schedule is announced in the spring. Tickets for Lee’s debut in a concert featuring Jackie Evancho are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

Guidance: Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely

first_imgRead this document in full before you decide whether to opt in and start taking the vitamin D supplements offered to you.If you’ve read the guidance and would like to opt in, you’ll need to register your details between 30 November 2020 and 21 February 2021 at nhs.uk/get-vitamin-d. This guidance accompanies the Department of Health and Social Care’s initiative to offer a free 4-month supply of vitamin D supplements to support general health, and in particular bone and muscle health.This information is suitable for anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable and has been offered a free supply of vitamin D supplements in England from January 2021.The guidance explains: who should opt in how the supplements should be consumed and storedlast_img read more

Jans Ingber Rocks New Funk Fellowship Band With Members of Vulfpeck & The Main Squeeze [Watch]

first_imgSince leaving The Motet to strike a more family-focused path of his own, Jans Ingber has begun a new project, now in its third installment, known as the Funk Fellowship. Typically composed of a local core band with a couple of all-star guests, these one-off gigs have been intriguing since day one, and last night at the Star Theater in Portland, OR was perhaps the best yet.Special guests Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) and Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze) shined brightly while also illuminating some of Portland’s hidden gems in Jarrod Lawson, Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas and Jay “Bird” Koder. The horn section that has set the standard for funky brass in Portland, Farnell Newton and Kyle Molitor, both of Bootsy Collins fame, played brilliantly alongside Reinhardt Melz on the drums, rounding out this group of musical mercenaries for the night. Covering many of the all time greats, this group handled a fantastic selection of funk and soul classics with deft playfulness and a clear focus on getting the people moving.First set highlights included a trifecta of heavy hitting tunes in Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” D’Angelo’s “One Mo’ Gin,” soulfully handled by Jarrod Lawson, and an absolutely rump shakin’, baby makin’ version of Jamiroquai’s, “Cosmic Girl,” fronted by Corey Frye. The groove machine known as Joe Dart opened up a tight pocket (back pocket?) with Reinhardt, and unsurprisingly minds were blown to a degree that had those unsure of his origins googling the mysterious and enchanting Vulf. A little nineties throwback of “This is How We Do It,” capped the first set with a raucous dance party.After a much-needed cool down, the band returned with a nearly twenty minute version of “Everything is Everything,” that segued from Donny Hathaway to Ms. Lauryn Hill and featured solos from Koder, Newton, Dart, and a buttery smooth flow from Scroggins. The set went on to include a non-standard two song nod to the dearly departed Purple One, rattling through “I Feel For You” and “Strange Relationship.”“Everything is Everything”Overall, The Funk Fellowship delivered with gusto generally unexpected from a one-off band. Tight and loose in all the right places, this group of musicians clearly enjoyed their time together and the crowd responded in kind with a vibe and enthusiasm that was palpable. A Denver edition of the Fellowship, also featuring Joe Dart but an entirely different core (and Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy!) is coming up at Cervantes next weekend on May 13th. Jans Ingber has something special he’s cooking up from scratch just for you, and it’s quite tasty.Setlist: Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship at The Star Theater, Portland, OR – 5/6/16:Set 1: I’m a Ram, Ain’t No Way, Anything to Get Your Attention, Valerie, Boogie On, One Mo’ Gin, Cosmic Girl, 1977 Fun, This is How We Do ItSet 2: Everything is Everything, I Feel For You, Strange Relationship, Call Tyrone, Too Much, All Day Sucker, Things I Do For YouCheck out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Jason Charme Photography: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Warren Haynes Adds Second Intimate Solo Performance In Westhampton

first_imgDue to popular demand, Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes has announced a second intimate solo show on Long Island this summer.Haynes will offer up “a very special, intimate two-set show” at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton, NY, set to take place on Wednesday, July 24th, along with his previously announced performance on Thursday, July 25th. Following the special shows on Long Island, Haynes will head south to Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival for his scheduled Phil & Friends performance alongside Phil Lesh, John Scofield, and John Molo.A fan pre-sale for Warren Haynes’ upcoming Long Island show go on sale this Wednesday, May 8th at 12 p.m (EST) here. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, May 10th.Haynes is currently on the road with Gov’t Mule, as the band continues their spring tour on Tuesday, April 22nd, with a stop at Fort Smith, AK’s TempleLive. Head to Gov’t Mule’s website for ticketing details and more information.Gov’t Mule 2019 Tour Dates:April 22 – Fort Smith, AR @ TempleLiveApril 24 – Athens, GA @ Georgia TheatreApril 25 – Athens, GA @ Georgia TheatreApril 26 – Macon, GA @ Macon City AuditoriumApr 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum TheaterApril 29 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake AmphitheatreMay 1 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LIveMay 3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida TheatreMay 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum TheaterMay 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy GlasgowMay 28 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom @ Boiler ShopMay 29 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy LeedsMay 31 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Birmingham Town HallJune 1 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Forum Kentish TownJune 2 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester Academy 2June 4 – Paris, France @ La CigaleJune 5 – Bruxelles, Belgium @ Ancienne BelgiqueJune 6 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ BatschkappJune 8 – Raalte, Netherlands @ Ribs & Blues RaalteJune 9 – Alkmaar, Netherlands @ Podium VictorieJune 13-16 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (Mountain Jam)June 28 – Butler, OH @ Clearfork Adventure Resort (Smoky Run Music Festival)July 13 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts CenterJuly 19 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & CasinoJuly 20 – Walker, MN @ Moondance JamJuly 24 – Westhampton, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts CenterJuly 25 – Westhampton, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts CenterView Tour Dateslast_img read more