first_imgThisweek’s training newsConstructionindustry acts to solve skills crisisTheConstruction Industry Training Body is publishing a five-year workforceplanning brief to combat the skills crisis in the sector. The consultativedocument aims to influence the strategies of the new Learning and SkillsCouncils and their local branches, set to replace the Tecs and Lecs from 1April 2001. Tel: 020-7367 9804/3 stronger role for NTOsTheGovernment has launched a major consultation into the future of NationalTraining Organisations. Lifelong learning minister Malcolm Wicks has called forNTOs to produce annual audits outlining their progress in meeting targets. Theconsultation proposes a stronger role for NTOs to drive up skills in theemployment sectors. The consultation will be backed up by a £45m cash boostover the next three years. Tel: 0870 000 2288. stands in way of recruiting teachersAnew survey on skills has highlighted that pay is one of the factors affectingrecruitment of teachers. The survey by the Further Education National TrainingOrganisation, published this month, reveals that 60 per cent of collegesreported difficulty recruiting IT teachers, with 38 per cent indicating theyface a substantial problem. The largest skills gap among teachers is in the useof IT (52 per cent), followed by the ability to teach online (50 per cent).Tel: 020-7242 4662. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. TrainingOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

Harrison High School Announces 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame

first_img Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Friday, September 7   Evansville, Ind. (May 3, 2018) – Harrison High School has announced the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. The Hall of Fame induction is every three years and began in 2012, with the second class in 2015. After over 100 nomination submissions this year, the 2018 Harrison High School Athletic Hall of Fame class consists of the following: Rick Atkinson ‘66 – graduated from Harrison High School as the all-time career leading scorer in basketball; captain of the IU Hoosiers Men’s Basketball team during the 1969-70 season.Steve Parrish ‘67 – played Div. I football and baseball at the University of Kentucky.  University of Kentucky school record for single-game receptions (football). All-SEC in baseball (‘71).Mike Shoulders ‘67 – Harrison school record for interceptions. Inducted into the 2016 Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame. City Champion in Long Jump and IACC Champion at DePauw.Brent Kell ‘91 – Evansville Press Co-Player of the Year in basketball (‘90-91); led nation (Division I) in three-point % (.504) in NCAA Men’s Basketball during the 1993-94 season while playing at University of Evansville.Joel Thomas ‘93 – played Division I-A football at Murray St; member of the ‘94-95 University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball Division II NCAA National Champions.Derek Barnett ‘98 – Evansville Courier and Press Player of Year (1997) in football; Two-time First Team All-State; Parade High School All-American; Three-year starter at Indiana University in football.Bryce Brown ‘07 – FIVE-time IHSAA state champion in 110 High Hurdles (2) and 300 Low Hurdles (3).  Big 12 Conference Champion and Division I NCAA All-American at Texas Tech.  Inducted into the Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2017.Andy Rice – Head Harrison Baseball Coach 1992 – 2012; 2000 IHSAA State Runner-Up; most baseball career wins in school history. 2012 Boys Golf Team – IHSAA Golf State Champions (2012).“We are truly excited to induct this collection of amazing talent into our Athletic Hall of Fame. We are also excited to announce the addition of First Federal Savings Bank as our principal sponsor. First Federal Savings Bank will help us continue to provide an outstanding ceremony not only for the class of 2018 but our future classes moving forward. I would also like to thank the steering committee and the voting panel for their hard work and attention to detail during this process,” said Andre Thomas, Harrison High School Athletic Director. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank will take place at the Crescent Room (Milestones) on Friday, September 7 at 4 p.m. The honorees will be publicly honored at halftime of the Harrison versus North football game that evening at Romain Stadium. Tickets to attend are $30/person or $50/couple (dinner and game tickets included). To make your reservation please call 812-473-1434.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Week of May 6, 2019

first_imgU.S. employers added +263,000 jobs in April 2019, pushing the nation’s jobless rate to 3.6%, its lowest level since December 1969. In fact, the government has reported an unemployment rate lower than 3.6% only 17 times since January 1954 (65 years ago), equal to just 2% of the preceding 783 months (source: Department of Labor).The U.S. Federal Reserve has long maintained that +2% annual inflation is its target – somewhere between “too much inflation” (which can lead to an overheated economy that may suffer from runaway inflation) and “too little inflation” (which can lead to a sluggish economy that may stumble into a recession). The message from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell following last week’s meeting of the nation’s central bank: the Fed will do what it takes to get our “too little inflation” back on target, but for now, that commitment does not include an interest rate cut (source: Federal Reserve).Democratic leaders in the House and the Senate announced an “agreement in principle” with President Donald Trump last week on a $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan for the next decade. The broad outline, roughly equivalent to $4 billion of spending per week for the next 10 years, would repair or replace our nation’s aging system of roads, airports, and power plants while bringing high-speed internet access to all sections of the country (source: White House).Notable Numbers for the Week:JUST FOURTEEN DAYS – The best 14 trading days for the S&P 500 over the last 10 years (2009-2018) gained +86.2% (total return), more than the +84.2% gained by the other 2,502 trading days in the decade (source: BTN Research).ALL ARE TOO HIGH – On 12/17/18, 10 Wall Street strategists forecasted the yield of the 10-year Treasury note as of 12/31/19, i.e., a year into the future. The 10 predictions ranged from a low of 2.75% to a high of 3.60%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note closed at 2.50% as of Tuesday 4/30/19 (source: Barron’s).GOOD START – It was only the “advance” estimate on the growth of the U.S. economy during the 1st quarter 2019, but the +3.2% increase (i.e., quarter-over-quarter change expressed as an annualized result) reported on 4/26/19 represents a rate that has not been bested during any calendar year since 2005 (source: Department of Labor).DOLLARS IN, DOLLARS OUT – At the end of 2018, Medicare was covering 59.9 million Americans (18% of our population). The program was cash positive in 2018, taking in $756 billion of income (including $10 billion of interest income) while paying out $741 billion in benefits (source: Medicare).This material does not constitute a recommendation to engage in or refrain from a particular course of action. The information within has not been tailored for any individual. The opinions expressed herein are those of Michael A. Higley as of the date of writing and are subject to change. MML Investors Services, LLC (MMLIS) provides this article for informational purposes, and does © 2019 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001. All rights reserved.

The Nth Power Announces Summer Tour Schedule

first_imgBeloved soul rockers The Nth Power has announced a lengthy summer tour schedule, kicking things off with an appearance at Summer Camp Music Festival before traveling around the country. The emphatic performers recently floored us with their Earth Wind & Power tribute show in New Orleans last week, and the group never fails to perform with gusto.Watch The 25-Minute Finale From The Nth Power’s Incredible Earth Wind & Fire TributeThe full schedule has them playing at Disc Jam, Electric Forest, Backwoods Pondfest, Camp Barefoot and more throughout the summer, and there’s sure to be more dates added throughout. Do not pass up an opportunity to see The Nth Power, as they never pass up an opportunity to deliver!Check out the tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for detailsThe Nth Power Summer Tour Dates05/27/2016 – Summer Camp – Chillicothe, IL 05/28/2016 – Bootleg – St. Louis, MO 05/29/2016 – Revival Fest – Geneva, MN 06/11/2016 – Disc Jam – Stephentown, NY 06/12/2016 – The Highline Ballroom – New York, NY 06/18/2016 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA 06/26/2016 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI 07/06/2016 – Empire – Portland, ME 07/07/2016 – Birdseye Lounge – Portsmouth, NH 07/08/2016 – Wheelhouse – Galilee, RI 07/09/2016 – Arch Street Tavern – Hartford, CT 08/04/2016 – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CT 08/05/2016 – Beechcomber – Wellfleet, MA 08/06/2016 – Backwoods Pondfest – Rothbury, MI 08/19/2016 – Camp Barefoot – Elkins, WV 08/20/2016 – Salem Soul and Jazz Fest – Salem, MAlast_img

Faculty Council meeting held Oct. 19

first_imgOn October 19 the Faculty Council heard a review of the Biomedical Engineering concentration and a proposal on course scheduling. They also met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the Faculty.The Council next meets on November 16. The next meeting of the Faculty is on November 1. The preliminary deadline for the December 6 meeting of the Faculty is November 22 at noon.last_img

Richard Armitage & More Join Love, Love, Love Off-Broadway

first_img Love, Love, Love Richard Armitage & Amy Ryan Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Stage and screen alums Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan and Alex Hurt will star in the off-Broadway premiere of Love, Love, Love. The play, written by King Charles III’s Mike Bartlett and directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, will begin performances at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on September 22. The Roundabout production will open officially on October 19 and run through December 18.The London-set play weaves through four decades to tell the story of Kenneth (Armitage) and Sandra (Ryan), who connect over their love for marijuana and rock (amongst other things) when Sandra goes on a date with Kenneth’s brother Henry (Hurt) in the late 1960s. Some 23 years later, the two baby boomers struggle to maintain the bonds of marriage and parenthood.Armitage has appeared on screen in film trilogy The Hobbit as Thorin, as well as Hannibal, Alice Through the Looking Glass, In to the Storm and Captain America: The First Avenger. He received an Olivier nomination last year for The Crucible.Ryan earned Tony nominations for her performances in Uncle Vanya and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her additional credits include The Women, The Three Sisters, The Sisters Rosensweig on stage and Central Intelligence, Bridge of Spies, Louder than Bombs, Birdman and The Office on screen.Hurt’s previous stage credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Dada Woof Papa Hot, Placebo, Scenes from a Marriage, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Unrequited.In addition to Armitage, Ryan and Hurt, the cast will include Emmy nominee Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge) as Rose and Ben Rosenfield (Indignation) as Jamie. The production will feature sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by David Lander and sound design by Kai Harada. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016last_img

India’s renewable electricity generation climbed to 9.2% of country’s total in 2018-2019

first_imgIndia’s renewable electricity generation climbed to 9.2% of country’s total in 2018-2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Renewables accounted for 9.2% of India’s total power generation in fiscal 2018/19, shows data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).Non-renewable sources, meanwhile, were responsible for the remaining 90.8%, while their share declined from 94% in fiscal 2015/16. The share of renewables-sourced power has increased from 5.6% from the same period.Solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in the country produced 39.2 billion kWh of electricity in the fiscal year through March 2019, marking a rise of almost 52% as compared to the previous year, and accounted for 2.85% of the total power output. Mercom Capital Group said, analysing the official data, that the increase mirrors the expansion of India’s installed solar power capacity, which grew by 32% on a yearly basis, reaching 30 GW at the end of fiscal 2018/19.The generation of solar parks in the first quarter of 2019 was 11.4 billion kWh, or 34% more than in the year-ago period.More: Renewables bring 9.2% of India’s power in FY 2018/19last_img

Member expulsion – Time to update procedures?

first_imgAny member expelled under this new legislation will be provided with written or electronic notice of the reason for the expulsion and will also be given an opportunity to request reinstatement of membership and have the request considered at a meeting of the board of directors, in a timely manner after the expulsion. Of note, there is nothing in the bill that may be construed to require a board of directors to allow an expelled member to address the board in person or attend the special membership meeting.To be honest, I had not heard about this bill until one of our members was conducting research on member expulsion rules and noticed this bill. Unsure whether DCUC and other credit union trade associations had supported it, this member asked our opinion on this change. Thus, about two weeks later we included this topic in the August 10, 2020, DCUC Military Advocacy Committee meeting. The response and subsequent discussion took me by surprise.When I looked deeper into this topic, I learned this is not a new issue. In fact, in 1991 the NCUA strongly advised against such a measure, opining that expulsion is an extremely harsh remedy best left to the discretion of the membership, except for instances already described in the Federal Credit Union Act. There is also a sense that this current bill does not have much support on Capitol Hill. Finally, I have also discovered that other decision-makers in our industry believe this issue is best left to the states in terms of legislation. Fair points to be sure.However, many of our Military Advocacy Committee members expressed strong support for this change. Several shared instances where a member has threatened the life of the installation commander, physically attacked credit union member service representatives, or has engaged in multiple acts of fraud. Each of these individual acts impacts not only the safety of our communities, but the reputation and brand of our hard-working credit unions and their membership at large.Many of our credit union executives realize that while this proposal takes power away from the membership, it is also true that most members do not get involved in annual meetings much less a special meeting in order to expel a member. Additionally, these meetings are costly and time consuming to assemble a quorum. As we operate in a 21st Century world and given the speed and reach of social media, too much time passes before credit unions can act. Clearly some flexibility is required, which is why discussion of this issue was needed.Per unanimous vote of our Military Advocacy Committee, DCUC will be sending letters of support to bi-partisan sponsors along with the Chair and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In doing so, DCUC is proud to support our members in their efforts to set and enforce standards of behavior for their membership. As a retired military officer and former commander, I can appreciate this effort as there are minimum standards that must be enforced. As President and CEO of a leading defense trade association, I am proud of our members for bringing this to our attention and trusting us to make the right call.“Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” is more than just a slogan. It is an ethos that defines who we are and what we do. Stay tuned for more DCUC initiatives as we continue to build our trade association. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Hernandez Anthony Hernandez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC).  He joined DCUC as its Chief Operating Officer in August 2016 and was selected … Web: Details The Defense Credit Union Council recently held its third quarter Military Advocacy Committee meeting where it continues to listen to our member concerns and welcome informed discussion. Many of our member CEOs and Senior Execs participate in these quarterly meetings, through which quality recommendations and decisions are made in guiding our advocacy strategy. As the committee builds on successful passage and implementation of our approved initiatives, we continue to hear about other pending legislation where DCUC can make a difference. Our most recent instance is the Credit Union Governance Modernization Act of 2020 (S. 3323).This bi-partisan bill was introduced in the Senate on February 24, 2020, just prior to the pandemic shutdown. This legislation revises the procedure for expelling members from a federal credit union. Currently, a member may be expelled only by a two-thirds vote of the credit union membership present at a special meeting. This legislation would allow a member to be expelled for cause pursuant to a member conduct policy adopted by a majority vote of a quorum of the directors of a credit union. Member conduct that may be cause for expulsion would include:center_img a loss to the credit union,a violation read more

Americans must act to stop gun violence

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion From 2005 to 2016, over 300,000 people were killed by guns. No other industrialized country in the world has such a tragic record.In addition, many of our presidents and leaders have been assassinated, including Lincoln, McKinley, Garfield and Kennedy. Theodore Roosevelt was shot while giving a speech. He survived because the bullet hit his metal glass case. Franklin Roosevelt was attacked while riding in an open car. The bullet missed him, but killed his passenger.President Truman’s residence was fired on by two gunmen, who killed one guard. The second guard was able to kill the attackers. President Reagan was seriously wounded, but did recover. President Ford had an attempt made on his life by a deranged woman. Gov. Wallace was shot and disabled by a lone gunman. The Obama White House was fired upon — he was not in residence at the time. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were also assassinated. Two members of Congress were shot, but survived with the female victim suffering severe brain damage.Why is it that the powerful NRA gun lobby can’t provide any information or data on its claim that guns are needed for individuals to protect themselves by having guns? Could it be that there are no practical facts or records? The American people need to instill a backbone in our faint-hearted Congress, which always backs away from any meaningful gun control despite our ghastly record of unnecessary mass deaths by guns.The American public must demand action from their government to end these horrific mass murders by guns, otherwise the killings will never end.Benjamin Franklin wisely stated the results of inaction when he pointed out that people who behave like sheep will be devoured by the wolves.Mary Jane ValachovicNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img

L&R raises £140m to gear up for outsourcing drive

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