Diversity: Be the change

first_img Eva Goel on the company attributes required to build a more diverse and effective workforce Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Eva Goel explains why gaming appealed to her and what company attributes are required to build a more diverse and effective workforceThere is a lot of discussion today about how to achieve greater representation for women, as well as other minorities, in the gaming industry. A lot of this is focused on what’s wrong, from the blatantly obvious (scantily clad models on conference stands) to the slightly more subtle (failure to take a stance against harassment and discrimination). But the tone largely remains defensive and reactive. Reflecting on my own experience as a relative newcomer to the industry, I am a strong proponent of giving more air time to the good reasons for choosing gaming as a career path and how it happened for those of us who are already here. So this is my ‘how-to’ guide for under-represented candidates, as well as the organisations that want to attract them.Getting  into  it As with all things, in my case it took some luck. I was not specifically after a career in gaming, but rather a high growth opportunity in an early-stage company,  where I could apply the commercial skills I had acquired working for several years in financial and information services. The opportunity presented itself  in the form of a start-up that aspired to create a Bloomberg-style platform for sports betting. Although things didn’t quite work out, the time I spent with the company was formative. What I learnt: •  For  candidates: Don’t  hesitate to define your ‘value-add’ in entirely  new contexts. •  For  organisations: Promote the fact that  gaming is a dynamic global industry with strong growth  potential  —  commercial  growth  potential   translates  into  the  personal  growth  potential. Choosing to stay Opting  to  remain  in  the  industry  was  a  deliberate  decision  and  largely   due  to  Colossus  giving  me  the  opportunity  to  become  part   of  what  I  see  as  the  most  exciting  story  in  gaming  today.  This was  no  typical  recruitment  process — there was no formal  job spec or project definition.But  there was an open-minded invitation by the management to come on board, get acquainted with the business and potentially carve out a role for myself. Think of it as a form of ‘professional  dating’  that worked for both sides and ultimately translated into me formally  coming on board as chief of staff. What I learnt: • For candidates: Target companies before roles. Especially in early- stage  environments, there is little time for job specs, but there is a high need for people who can demonstrate their value. • For organisations: Target people before roles. Create roles for people  you know to be valuable – in the long  term, it is the highest-return recruitment strategy. Looking towards the future Just a few  weeks ago, I was promoted to CCO. I am one of the many examples of our strong culture of promoting from within. And with a partner network that first doubled, then tripled in size in three short years, there it lots to look forward to. Is there a blueprint for everyone? Here? Probably not, but I hope there is enough to demonstrate that by being a bit  unconventional, both people and organisations can go a long  way.Eva Karagianni-Goel is chief commercial officer at Colossus Bets, where she is responsible for the company’s B2B partner network and commercial strategy.  She spent her early career in maritime shipping in her native Greece.  Before joining the gaming industry, she held leadership positions with global information services provider Dun & Bradstreet in the US and the UK. 16th November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img People Tags: Online Gambling Diversity: Be the change Topics: Peoplelast_img read more

CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers…

first_img Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Previous articleCSK vs RCB LIVE Streaming for free, how to watch IPL 2021 watch for free on JIO, AIRTEL, Vodafone-Idea; check plansNext articleCSK vs RCB in IPL 2021: MS Dhoni ready for mega-clash, gives final touch to his bat Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Formula 1 CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 19, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XI, Captain, Vice-Captain – IPL 2021, CSK vs RCB LIVE 3:30 PM IST Sunday, April 25 on InsideSport WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 24/0 (17 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 19, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XI, Captain, Vice-Captain – IPL 2021, CSK vs RCB LIVE 3:30 PM IST Sunday, April 25 on InsideSport – Unbeaten in IPL 2021, Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll, winning their all four matches so far. On the other hand, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have bounced back from opening defeat to climb to the 2nd spot on the table behind RCB. Hence, the top of the table clash will be a mouth-watering clash on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Also Read: IPL 2021 Points Table: KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings jumps to 5th spot, RCB stays on top ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final TAGSChennai Super KingsCSKcsk ipl 2021CSK vs RCBCSK vs RCB Dream11 PredictionCSK vs RCB Myteam11IPLIPL 2021RCBRCB IPL 2021Royal Challengers Bangalore SHARE Cricket Latest Sports News Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2021 CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction IPL 2021 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (CSK vs RCB)Date: April 25, 2021Time: 3:30 PM ISTCSK vs RCB Dream11 Probable XICSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar and Shardul ThakurRCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Kyle Jamieson and Mohammed SirajCSK vs RCB Combined XI: AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar and Lungi NgidiCaptain: Glenn Maxwell. Vice-captain: Faf du PlessisAlso Read: IPL 2021 Latest Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap Holders List, check all LIVE updatesCSK vs RCB in IPL 2021 LIVE: Where to catch CSK vs RCB Live Streaming?The match between CSK vs RCB will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. The CSK vs RCB will also be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.IPL 2021 Dream11 Fantasy League CSK vs RCB PLAYING 11 Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:Captain Options – AB de Villiers, Glenn MaxwellVice-Captain Options –  Faf du PlessisSuggested Playing XI for CSK vs RCB MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:Keeper: MS DhoniBatsmen: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du PlessisAll-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Washington SundarBowlers: Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Deepak ChaharRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Full Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat (WK), Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen (WK), Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel SamsChennai Super Kings (CSK) Full Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, Dwayne BravoFor more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. Cricket Cricket Football F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Cricket CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kunal Dhyani – April 25, 2021 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsored Latest Sports News Cricket IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan last_img read more

Charitableway to close

UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake has made this lesson clear to many of the voluntary sector online start-ups which have sought his advice. Most of them had little experience of the voluntary sector and were overly optimistic in their assumptions about the speed with which voluntary sector organisations would move to contract and implementation phases. Read Charitableway to Cease Operations by Nicole Wallace at the Chronicle of Philanthropy. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charitableway to close Howard Lake | 1 March 2001 | News The Chronicle of Philanthropy has confirmed that US online workplace-giving service Charitableway is to close. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has confirmed that US online workplace-giving service Charitableway is to close. The pioneering service had raised more than $43m to establish itself. Founder and former Microsoft executive Pete Mountanos attributed the closure to the fact that he “found that it took longer to build relationships and to negotiate business agreements in the nonprofit world than he had expected.” He said: “What should take two weeks in this space takes six months”. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

Reinstate fired labor leaders — Solidarity with Boston bus union

first_imgNov. 4 — The notorious Veolia Corporation fired two leaders of Steelworkers Local 8751 on Nov 1. “You are discharged, effective immediately” read the letters to Grievance Chair Stevan Kirschbaum and Vice President Steve Gillis. Three other members of the Boston School Bus Union 5 — Recording Secretary Andre ­Francois and Stewards Garry Murchison and Richard Lynch — have also been suspended and threatened with firing. They are known collectively as the School Bus Union 5 (SBU 5).The struggle to put a halt to the company’s union busting, however, has not only not been defeated, but the fightback movement is growing larger and kicking into high gear.Among other events, the USW International and Local 8751 are calling for a mass Solidarity Day rally for the School Bus Union 5 on Sat., Nov. 9, at Veolia Transportation’s Executive Offices in Boston. Supporters are gathering at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Hoyt Street in Dorchester at 1 p.m.Reaction to the firings by workers and the community was swift and extraordinary. Within hours, over 150 rank-and-file bus drivers, monitors and supporters spontaneously turned out at an impromptu meeting at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury an hour before a scheduled film showing of “Mumia Abu-Jamal: Long Distance Revolutionary.” Half of the workers stayed to hear Andre Francois help introduce the film about political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s struggle against the death penalty and subsequent life sentence for a crime he did not commit.That was followed on Nov. 2 with an overflow crowd of 100 workers at an emergency organizers meeting of Team Solidarity, a rank-and-file organization of school bus union workers from throughout the region.Chuck Turner, former city councilor released from prison and house arrest Nov. 1 after a politically motivated frame-up, who is a beloved 40-year veteran of the struggle for equality and justice in Boston, told the crowd of mainly Haitian and African-American workers and labor activists that the workers’ struggle for the SBU 5 is not only a “critical battle to defend their local against union busting and to defend their leaders, but it represents the hope, the fightback spirit and inspiration critical to the future of Boston’s Black community.”All out for Nov. 9!The Nov. 9 mobilization will provide an opportunity for community, political and labor activists to show their opposition to union busting and support for the SBU 5. The USW International leadership and Team Solidarity have garnered organizational support from the Massachusetts State AFL-CIO, the Greater Boston Labor Council and a broad coalition of labor and community groups for the rally at the gates outside Veolia’s corporate office.International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Myles Calvey has endorsed the rally and pledged to turn out that membership. He has even offered his union hall as the headquarters for Labor to Defend the School Bus Union 5.New York City’s Amalgamated Transport Union Local 1181-1061 is organizing a busload of labor and community activists to attend the rally, including members of Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST), a strong ally of ATU 1181.A video of USW 8751’s solidarity tour last February to support the 8,800 striking ATU 1181 school bus workers was presented as “evidence” against the leaders during Veolia’s disciplinary hearings. However, the solidarity trip had nothing to do with the events of Oct. 8, which are the basis for the firings and suspensions. So using the video as part of the legal charges not only exposed the true political character of Veolia’s campaign, but motivated the ATU local to call their School Bus Workers Union Solidarity Caravan from NY to the Nov. 9 Boston rally.Local 1181 strike leader and rank-and-file activist Maria Gentile’s message to her local members includes, “Our Boston brothers were down here when we needed them. Remember whatever happens to them happens to us. We are all union brothers and sisters, and we can’t let the greedy corporate monsters destroy our unions!”Michael Cordielo, president of Local 1181-1061, wrote a solidarity letter on Oct. 25 in which he states: “This union busting by Veolia Transportation is outrageous. Solidarity is not a crime. Standing up with the members for their rights is not a crime. All of labor needs to stand up and say, ‘We will join ranks to ensure that Veolia’s crimes will not succeed, in Boston or any of its worldwide operations.’ ”Charles Yancey, the long-time African-American Boston City Councilor, filed a hearing order on Nov. 4 at the Boston City Council calling for an investigation into Veolia’s labor practices in the city of Boston. The proposed city order specifies:“That the appropriate committee of the Boston City Council holds a public hearing to investigate the actions of Veolia Transportation, Boston Public Schools, and Mayor Thomas Menino in the illegal lockout of the school bus drivers as well as allegations included in the unfair labor practices charges now being heard before the National Labor Relations Board to determine if Veolia Transportation is in breach of its vendor contract with the City of Boston; and Be It Further Ordered:“That representatives of Boston Public Schools, Veolia Transportation, the National Labor Relations Board, the Menino Administration, and members of the public shall be invited to attend.”The date of the hearing will be announced when it has been scheduled.Veolia’s violations set union members in motionSince day one of taking over the Boston school bus management contract on July 1, 2013, Veolia has committed numerous unfair labor practices and violated nearly every term and condition in the union’s employment contract, resulting in massive and chronic payroll shortages, denial of contractually mandated benefits and a relentless campaign to destroy 38 years of collective bargaining progress.In the process, Veolia has sacrificed student safety on the altar of profit by, among other things, creating routes designed by GPS-based software that result in massive lateness to school and to home.On Oct. 8, drivers engaged in a legally protected protest of Veolia’s unfair labor practices, merely requesting their right to a meeting with the company to demand Veolia honor the contract. Instead of granting the meeting, Veolia wrongly called the police, forcibly removed the drivers and initiated an illegal lockout in violation of the contract and federal law. Boston Mayor Menino and Veolia then targeted the five officers of Local 8751 for termination. Over the last two weeks, hundreds of members of 8751 and supporters have come out to three separate disciplinary hearings on October 23, 28 and 31 and attended almost daily organizing meetings at the Team Solidarity office in the Jamaica Plains section of Boston.The evening before the termination letters were delivered, more than 300 bus drivers and other activists chanted to the beat of Haitian drumming, which could be heard at the third disciplinary hearing in Veolia’s corporate offices. Though the hearing was supposed to represent a fair and thorough investigation into the events of Oct. 8, it was far from that (see accompanying article on the legal aspects of the case against the Five).More than 500 witnesses signed a mass affidavit to testify for the Five but were never given that opportunity. Veolia officials abruptly decided to put an end to the hearings on Halloween night.After the hearing broke up, Kirschbaum reported from the pickup truck used as a stage that “This union’s members are like family, and we stick together; that’s the way we roll.” Union members surrounded and yelled at company officials as three cars dared to drive through the rally. The crowd ended the rally with a rousing, rhythmic rendition of the time-honored union anthem, “We’re Gonna Roll the Union On.”Local 8751, with 800 school bus drivers, mainly immigrant workers from Haiti and Cape Verde, has a long history of involvement in community issues and solidarity activities. The local has been involved in the struggle of African-American and other oppressed communities for equal education since the desegregation of Boston’s schools in 1974.That spirit continues today with the local’s involvement in such educational organizations as the Coalition for Equal Quality Education and the Black Educators Association of Massachusetts, which are engaged in the fight against school closings, cutbacks and privatized charter schools. The local sees these attacks on public education as part of the larger plan to resegregate Boston Public Schools. Included in that is Veolia’s attempt to decimate USW 8751.Workers’ side vs. Veolia liesVeolia Transportation has waged a relentless disinformation, slander campaign against the union and its leaders. Local politicians such as the mayor, with the connivance of the mainstream media, have helped Veolia’s anti-labor campaign. Since Oct. 8, BPS authorities has repeatedly misinformed and inconvenienced parents with fear-mongering warnings about daily threatened bus strikes that failed to materialize. On the evening of Oct. 30 before the last disciplinary hearing, one mayoral-funded agency circulated a flier warning parents in Dorchester that a wildcat strike would take place on Oct. 31. This never happened.Labor activists say Veolia, not the workers, is at fault for refusing to meet with the bus drivers, who were willing to work on Oct. 8, and instead locked them out. Meanwhile, the workers’ side of the conflict has not been given a fair hearing, especially in the corporate and local press.Kirschbaum, Gillis and other union officers have still not been interviewed by National Labor Relations Board staff about the unfair labor practice charges filed by the USW in September against Veolia. The charges list 15 complaints, including unsafe and overcrowded bus routes, pay shortages, mismanaged benefits, and nonpayment of wages.Readers are urged to call the following officials to tell them: “Honor the school bus drivers’ contract! Hands off Local 8751 leaders. Reinstate VP Gillis and Grievance Chair Kirschbaum.” Contact Veolia General Manager Alex Roman III, 617-780-4840, [email protected];  and John McDonough, interim superintendent of Boston Public Schools, 617-635-9050, fax 617-635-9059, [email protected] messages have been received from many national labor, community and political organizations, including PIST in New York City, NYC’s Amalgamated Transport Union Local 1181-1061, and San Francisco school bus drivers in United Transportation Union Local 7141. International solidarity messages have been received from the Communist League of Finland; Edgar L. Sarango Correa, president of the Workers Confederation of Ecuador and current president of the Workers Unitary Front; and Edgar Páez on behalf of the national leadership of the National Union of Food Workers (SINALTRAINAL) of Colombia. Solidarity messages can be sent to [email protected] more information, see the Team Solidarity facebook page at tinyurl.com/d5tntcg or http://bostonschoolbus5.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Creating Tomorrow’s Agricultural Scientists Today

first_img Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Previous articleBower Trading Market Strategy Report: Cooler Weather Worries MarketNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 5, 2017 Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change Minor Changes in June WASDE Report How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States SHARE Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Sep 4, 2017 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Creating Tomorrow’s Agricultural Scientists TodayRay Kerins, Bayer’s Senior Vice President of Corporate AffairsA new effort to grow the pipeline of tomorrow’s innovators was announced last week at the Farm Progress Show. Bayer and 4-H are launching a program called Science Matters. This will put Bayer scientists and researchers in touch with local 4-H programs to create a hands-on experience for high school and elementary students. “Advancing health and nutrition is what we do best and care about most at Bayer,” said Ray Kerins, Bayer’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and a former 4-Her. “We can’t do that unless we grow tomorrow’s innovators today and fill the critical pipeline of future STEM leaders—not only for agriculture, which is increasingly technologically-driven, but for all STEM-related fields. Bayer sees this as a sacred responsibility and we’re proud to work with 4-H, a first-class organization that shares this vision,” he said.Science Matters will bring together 4-H leaders with Bayer employees to work alongside young people demonstrating why science matters to all of us. In addition, Bayer will sponsor the 4-H Agri-Science Summit in Washington, D.C., where students will learn about modern agriculture, careers in agriculture, and gain more than 30 hours of hands-on learning and problem-solving experience. Bayer will also provide as many as 200 scholarships and offer community grants to extend the program’s impact, and Bayer’s continued sponsorship of the 4-H Youth in Action Award will add yet another dimension to Science Matters.Kerins told HAT Bayer wants to help stimulate an interest in science that will eventually lead to a career, “The world’s need for expertise in STEM has never been more intense than it is today.Many of the millions of STEM-related jobs generated in America alone go unfilled due to a lack of relevant graduates and skilled professionals—a scarcity acute in agriculture, which is not always considered the STEM-related field it has become. Scientists who focus on plants, food and water, among other areas, are in demand as growers tackle some of the most complex challenges of our time: sustainably providing nutrition for a rapidly growing population in the face of a changing climate, dwindling natural resources and evolving pests and diseases, to name just a few.” He added that research indicates there are 126 million jobs going unfilled because of the lack of STEM qualifications.Kerins said science and technology will play a vital role in the future of food production but that this program is more than just focused on agriculture. “At Bayer, we believe in the power of science and its ability to positively impact the health of people, plants, and animals, and we know that 4-H shares this belief with us,” said Kerins. “That’s why we’re excited to be on the ground floor of a wonderful relationship that will help develop a new generation of innovators who will address some of the most critical issues facing our society today.” Creating Tomorrow’s Agricultural Scientists Today Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Home Indiana Agriculture News Creating Tomorrow’s Agricultural Scientists Today STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

UL Hospitals Group in recruitment call for staff in all disciplines

first_imgTwitter BusinessNewsLifestyleSponsored ContentUL Hospitals Group in recruitment call for staff in all disciplinesBy Staff Reporter – April 14, 2020 1361 Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Staff are sought in a wide range of disciplines, including staff nurses and midwives, consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) in all specialities, support staff (in catering, hygiene and portering), Medical & Social Care Professionals, and Health Care Assistants (HCAs).Specific purpose contracts for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic will be issued, to ensure sufficient staffing for such initiatives as the intermediate step-down healthcare facility that has been proposed for the University of Limerick.It is envisaged that recruitment panels will also be formed to support recruitment into the future, including for such service developments as the 60-bed block, which is scheduled to open on the University Hospital Limerick campus later this year.The Mid-West recruitment drive follows on from the national ‘Be On Call For Ireland’ initiative, which met with a phenomenally affirmative response, with more than 60,000 people registering online.“There is clearly a huge level of support for the services that our Hospitals Group provide, and we are urging anyone with the appropriate skillsets ​not already working in the public health service to register their interest with us,” said UL Hospitals Group Director of HR, Lorraine Rafter. Email Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 UL Hospitals Group is seeking the best, most ambitious and motivated staff, and we urge them, in any of the disciplines, to immediately register their interest by emailing their CVs to [email protected] or contacting 061-588420. Cancellations at UHL and Ennis Hospital RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UL Hospitals Group has launched a recruitment campaign to attract a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals as part of the immediate response to the Covid-19 public health emergency, and to support the future development of our hospitals.center_img Print “Multiple outbreaks” of COVID-19 at University Hospital Limerick TAGSJobsLimerick City and CountyrecruitmentsponsoredUHL Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Previous articleLISTEN: Sherlock Selects His Best 11Next articleCovid-19: Safeguarding Ireland highlights need to guard against increase in financial abuse Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Thousands turn out for Peanut Butter fest

first_img The Brundidge Historical Society’s booth offered free sample sandwiches of peanut butter and dill pickles, pimento cheese, fried bologna and, of course jelly. Nearly 900 folks found the combinations “surprisingly good” and more than 1,200 folks sampled cups of fried goobers.The Peanut Butter Recipe Contest was the biggest in recent years with 52 entries in five categories.The winners in the youth division of the recipe contest were Blake Newgard, candy; Richard Flores, cookies; Chelsey Holland, cakes; Bailey Garrett, pies; and Abbie Barron, miscellaneous.Winners in the adult division of the Peanut Butter Recipe Contest were Deb Gearhard, candy; Jennifer Garrett, cookies; Debbie Headley, cakes; Sarah Furr, pies; and Deb Gearhart, miscellaneous. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Somewhere between a preacher’s estimate and a politician’s, the crowd that jammed the “downtown” area of the “small town” of Brundidge Saturday for the 19th Annual Peanut Butter Festival was somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000.This year’s Peanut Butter Festival was also the town’s “Small Town Downtown” event in the statewide promotion sponsored by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel.Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, sponsor of the Peanut Butter Festival, said the Festival was a great event. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like ‘Bigs’ seek help for holidays Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County will celebrate Christmas this year with more than 185 children. These children are… read more Book Nook to reopen Skip “The Peanut Butter Festival has been great event for a long time and every year we have more people participate,” Bowden said. “All of the comments that I heard from vendors and from those who came to enjoy all of the activities and events were very positive.”Bowden said the Nutter Butter Parade featured some of the “nuttiest” folks around.“We had invited all communities in the county to have an entry in the parade that related in some way to the character of the community or its history,” he said. “The winner this year had to be the Josie community with Miss Josie Moonshine. We hope next year to have every community in Pike County join the fun as we celebrate the our proud heritage in the peanut butter industry and the harvest season.” The Peanut Butter 5K Run brought 56 “runners” to town to compete for the “Peanut Runner Trophy,” which is awarded to the overall winner of the annual 5K run.Joshua Burgans of Troy was the overall winner of the 2010 Peanut Butter 5K Run with a time of 19.39.Runners came from as close as down the street to as far away as Cadiz, Kentucky to run in the Peanut Butter 5K Run.The winners in the men’s 19 and under division were Christian Carswell, first; Brandon Rosso, second; and Jake Norman, third.In the women’s 19 and under division, the winners were Teresa Kieman, first; Haylee Baggett; second; and Emily Price, third.Joshua Burgans took first place in the men’s 20-29 division with Kyle Knight coming in second.In the women’s age 20-29 division, the winners were Tessa Paul, first; Erica Lewis, second; and Carmen Hamm, third.Wes Norman was the first-place winner in the men’s 30-39 age division with Toby Bragg in second place and Hubie Garrett in third.In the women’s division of the 30-39 age division, Cornelia Sanders took top honors with Dana Wilkes, second, and Amber Ivey, third.Duane Nickerson won the men’s 40-49 age division and John Kelly took second place and Robert Elmore, third.In the women’s 40-49 age division Sarah McKenzie was the winner with Angie Westburg taking second place.The 50-59 age group winner in the men’s division was George Gilmore. Joe McCall took second place and Ron Macksoud, third.Donna Beals was the winner in the women’s 50-59 age division with Kathy Murphy coming in second and Linda Faust, third.The winner in the over 60-age group was Robert Lee with Brenda McMillan, second, and Joann Shiver, third. Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Thousands turn out for Peanut Butter fest Sponsored Content Published 9:12 pm Monday, November 1, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

LIGHTING THE WORLD: LDS initiative celebrates Christ’s birth

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… LIGHTING THE WORLD: LDS initiative celebrates Christ’s birth By The Penny Hoarder Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Jesus fed the hungry and Hansen and Burbidge have helped at the Pike County Salvation Army Service in different ways, including assisting with the food pantry.“Our plans were to help with the Turkeys from Heaven program, but that conflicted a  scheduled event,” Burbidge said. “Jesus ministered to children and we helped with the Toys for Tots project that provides Christmas for children that probably would not have gifts at Christmas time.”The missionaries have worked with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce doing different chores around the office and, therefore, giving the staff more time to conduct chamber business.“Jesus prayed and worshiped his Father and read the scriptures and we continue to do that, of course,” Hansen said. “We look for the things that Jesus did in service to others so that we might do the same kinds of things.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” Christmas initiative is a global effort celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and is an encouragement to people to serve others during the Christmas season.Zach Hansen and Preston Burbidge, missionaries to the Troy area, said they are responding to the effort by being examples and lights in 25 ways over 25 days. “Jesus was a Light in the world in so many ways and we are following His example in an effort to serve as He did,” Hansen said. “Jesus lifted the burdens of others. We are serving by visiting with people who are sick and lonely in an effort to lift their burdens.”Burbidge said he and Hansen have found ways in and around Troy to be of service to others during the “Light the World” initiative.“We walked around town and looked for ways to be of service, like the way Jesus did,” he said. “We have raked leaves for those who couldn’t do the work themselves. We fixed a fence for a farmer who needed help. The more you look, the more ways you can find to be of service.” Email the author Published 3:00 am Saturday, December 24, 2016 Print Article Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 In their efforts to bring light into the world by serving others, the missionaries said they have found that many people are lonely and desire the comfort that comes for something as simple as conversation.“Some people just need somebody to talk with,” Burbidge said. “Jesus made time for others, so can we. We visited the Troy Nutrition Center and spent time talking with the people there. It seemed to brighten their day and it did ours as well.”The missionaries said simple acts of kindness can mean so much to those who are lonely or sad and dejected. During the 25 days of the Light the World Christmas initiative, Hansen and Burbidge said they have committed themselves to being an example of Jesus’ service and a light to others. “We have come to know Jesus Christ better by doing what He did,” Hansen said.  “We want to serve others as Jesus did. If Jesus found ways every day to serve others, so can we.”Google “Light the World” to learn more about the Christmas initiative and to find encouragement to be a Light in the world.The missionaries can be reached at 334-434-9092. You Might Like Arts, education community mourn loss Eloise Kirk’s death on Thursday left hearts deeply saddened and a void in the educational and arts communities that cannot… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Storieslast_img read more

AGR offers advice on discrimination

first_img Comments are closed. The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has launched a new briefingpaper to help graduate recruiters understand disability discrimination. Recruiting Disabled Graduates outlines disability discrimination legislationin the workplace and offers advice on a range of issues, including attractingdisabled graduates, planning recruitment and selection activities to avoiddiscrimination, tailoring induction programmes for disabled employees, andretention and career building for disabled staff. Carl Gilleard, chief executive of AGR, said: “It is important graduaterecruiters make sure recruitment processes are inclusive. “Most recruiters would like to feel that their procedures are just, buta lack of knowledge about particular issues can lead to unintentionaldiscrimination. “This new briefing paper is designed to keep them up to date whilehighlighting the positive reasons for recruiting disabled people.” www.agr.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article AGR offers advice on discriminationOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Energy flow in growth and production

first_imgGrowth involves two flows of energy: the chemical energy in the monomers used to construct the macromolecules that comprise tissue (proteins, nucleic acids, lipid membranes), and the metabolic energy used to build those macromolecules. The metabolic costs of synthesising the macromolecules necessary to build tissue are well defined, and we have a robust estimate of the overall cost of growth for an individual ectotherm. At the population level the cost of production appears to be much greater for endotherms than ectotherms, the reasons for which are not fully understood. These uncertainties are important to resolve if we wish to accurately model the flow of energy through populations or ecosystems because simply scaling up from individual energetics may produce misleading results.last_img read more