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Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

By on July 12, 2021

first_imgHoneywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHoneywell Flour Mills Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria and manufactures and markets wheat-based products which includes flour, semolina, wheat meal, brown flour, pasta and noodles. The company markets it products under the Honeywell brand name. Formerly known as Gateway Honeywell Flour Mills Limited, the company changed its name to Honeywell Flour Mills Plc in 1995. The company is a subsidiary of Siloam Global Services Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Honeywell Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Generation Deaf: Millenials and Earbud-Induced Hearing Loss

By on June 19, 2021

first_img Reply From Florida Hospital – ApopkaIf you find yourself raising your voice around teens, assuming they’re tuning you out, you’re not alone. Chances are they’re wearing earbuds. And, while the use of earbuds is an annoyance, it’s also a growing health concern.Michael Seidman, MD, otolaryngology and a head and neck surgeon, at Florida Hospital, says lifelong hearing loss is increasing among teens at alarming rates. Last year, the World Health Organization estimated 1.1 billion young people were at risk of hearing loss because of earbuds.“Listening through headphones and earbuds at high volumes and for extended periods of time can result in lasting hearing loss,” says Dr. Seidman. “Even mild hearing loss due to excessive noise could lead to developmental delays in speech and language.”Today, 1 in 5 teens has some form of hearing loss – a rate about 30 percent higher than it was in the 1980s and 1990s – which many experts believe is due, in part, to the increased use of earbuds or headphones.How do earbuds and headphones damage your hearing?1 out of 5 teens have some form of hearing loss. Is it because of earbuds?Every day, we hear sounds – TV, radio, household appliances, even nature and traffic. Normally, you hear these sounds at safe levels that don’t impact your hearing. But when they’re too loud, or when they’re loud and long-lasting, sensitive structures in your inner ear can be damaged, leading to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).How does noise cause hearing loss?Your ears have three parts that work together to process sounds: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.Sounds waves travel into the ear canal until they reach your eardrum. Your eardrum then passes vibrations through your middle ear bones (ossicles) to your inner ear, which is shaped like a snail. Called the cochlea, your inner ear contains thousands of tiny hair cells. These hair cells help send sound messages to the brain. But loud noise can damage them.When this happens, the cochlea can’t relay sound messages to the brain as well. And unlike other parts of your body, once your inner ear is damaged, it never heals. Over time, as more and more hair cells get damaged, your hearing worsens.Why are earbuds a problem?Earbuds sit inside your ear canal and place sound closer to your eardrum. Because earbuds don’t block out noise, it’s easy for people, especially kids and teens, to turn up the volume, delivering a steady stream of potentially damaging sound to your inner ear.  “Lifelong hearing loss is increasing among teens at alarming rates. Last year, the World Health Organization estimated 1.1 billion young people were at risk of hearing loss because of earbuds.”Dr. Michael Seidman, Florida Hospital The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Are there any over the ear headphones that are safe to use with in the ear hearing aides.? Mama Mia Sue fitschae LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply August 17, 2016 at 6:05 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 3 COMMENTS Are over the elokar Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img So, how loud is too loud?According to Dr. Seidman, the normal decibel scale puts normal conversational voice at 50-60 decibels.“For perspective, 20 decibels is a soft whisper and 120-130 decibels is a jet engine. I tell patients anything above 80-85 is too loud. Most MP3 players can produce sounds up to 120 or more decibels and at that level, hearing loss can occur after only about an 30 minutes to an hour,” warns Dr. Seidman. “If you can’t hear anything going on around you when listening with earbuds, the sound level is too high.”When does it happen?The first signs of hearing loss are subtle, such as missing words in a conversation or having to listen to the TV at a louder volume than everyone else in the room.“It is a gradual progression, hard to perceive, so most teens don’t think it’s a big deal but it is,” Dr. Seidman says.What can you do to protect your children’s hearing?Dr. Seidman offers these suggestions:If you can hear your teen’s personal music player from more than three feet away, it’s too loud. Turn down the volume to prevent hearing damage.If your teen’s personal music player doesn’t have a volume control indicator, set a safe listening level by turning up the volume all the way, and then dial it back to halfway.Make sure your teen takes “listening breaks” from loud music or other sources of loud noise to give ears a chance to recover.Ensure that you can still carry on a normal conversation with someone who is wearing headphones or earbuds“I’m troubled by how many people I see walking around, plugged in and oblivious to the outside world,” says Dr. Seidman. “Whether you’re walking down a trail or in a spin class, you should still be able to have conservation without raising your voice. If you can’t, then the music is too loud and you’re damaging your hearing.” August 17, 2016 at 6:07 am Reply TAGSEarbud-induced hearing lossFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleZellwood Pastor accidentally shoots his wifeNext articleHeavy rains bring added potential for mosquitoes Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Huh? Please enter your comment! June 8, 2016 at 11:44 pm Sue fitschae Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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With a little help from my friends?

By on June 16, 2021

 17 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. With a little help from my friends? Former Beatle George Harrison has accepted an apology and substantial damages over a book’s allegation that he received sexual favours in return for a donation to the charity Release. Former Beatle George Harrison has accepted an apology and substantial damages over a book’s allegation that he received sexual favours in return for a donation to the charity Release. According to the Times, the allegation appeared in “All Dressed Up: The Sixties and the Counter Culture” by Jonathan Green. Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 January 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Cuba replies to U.S.: ‘Steps to change our system are doomed to failure’

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgStatement by the Cuban revolutionary government in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s June 16 announcement that he was unilaterally reversing some of the steps taken by the last administration to improve relations.Havana, June 16. Any strategy aimed at changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba, whether it seeks to achieve it through pressures and impositions, or by using more subtle methods, will be doomed to failure.On June 16, 2017, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech full of hostile rhetoric, which recalled the times of the open confrontation with our country, pronounced in a Miami theater, announced the policy of his government to Cuba that reverses progress achieved in the last two years, after the Presidents Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama on Dec. 17, 2014 announced the decision to re-establish diplomatic relations and begin a process towards the normalization of bilateral ties.In what constitutes a setback in relations between the two countries, Trump made a speech and signed in the same meeting a policy directive called “Presidential Memorandum of National Security on Strengthening U.S. Policy towards Cuba,” in which is established the elimination of individual “people-to-people” educational exchanges and a greater oversight of U.S. travelers to Cuba, as well as the prohibition of the economic, commercial and financial transactions of U.S. companies with Cuban companies linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces and intelligence and security services, all with the aim of depriving us of incomes.The U.S. president justified this policy with alleged concerns about the human rights situation in Cuba and the need to rigorously apply the laws of the blockade, conditioning its lifting, as well as any improvement in bilateral relations, for our country to make changes inherent in its constitutional order.Trump also repealed the presidential policy directive “Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations,” issued by President [Barack] Obama on Oct. 14, 2016, which, while not obscuring the intrusive nature of U.S. policy, nor the goal of advancing its interests in the pursuit of changes in the economic, political and social order of our country, had recognized the independence, sovereignty and self-determination of Cuba and the Cuban government as a legitimate and equal interlocutor, as well as the benefits it would bring to both countries and peoples, a relationship of civilized coexistence within the great differences that exist between the two governments. He also admitted that the blockade was an obsolete policy and should be eliminated.Again, the United States government resorted to coercive methods of the past, adopting measures to intensify the blockade, in force since February 1962, which not only causes damage and deprivation to the Cuban people and constitutes an undeniable obstacle to the development of our economy, but also affects the sovereignty and interests of other countries, inciting international rejection.Measures impose additional obstaclesThe announced measures impose additional obstacles to the very restricted opportunities that the U.S. business sector had to trade and invest in Cuba.In turn, they further restrict the right of U.S. citizens to visit our country, already limited by the obligation to use discriminatory licenses, at a time when the United States Congress, as a reflection of the broad sectors of that society, calls not only for an end to the travel ban, but also for the lifting of restrictions on trade with Cuba.President Trump’s announcements contradict the majority support of [U.S.] American public opinion, including that of Cuban emigration in that country, to the total lifting of the blockade and the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.Instead, the U.S. president, again badly advised, makes decisions that favor the political interests of an extremist minority of Cuban origin in the state of Florida, who for petty reasons do not give up their claim to punish Cuba and its people for exercising the legitimate and sovereign right to be free and to have taken the reins of their own destiny.Later we will do a more thorough analysis of the scope and implications of this announcement.The Cuban government denounces the new measures to tighten the blockade, which are destined to fail as has been repeatedly demonstrated in the past, and which will not achieve their purpose of weakening the Revolution or bending the Cuban people, whose resistance to aggressions of any type and origin has been proven over almost six decades.The government of Cuba rejects this manipulation for political purposes and double standards in the treatment of human rights issues. The Cuban people enjoy fundamental rights and freedoms, and exhibit achievements of which they are proud and are a chimera for many countries in the world, including the United States itself, such as the right to health, education, social security, equal pay for equal work, children’s rights, and the right to food, peace and development.Cuba contributed to human rights worldwideWith its modest resources, Cuba has also contributed to the improvement of human rights in many parts of the world, despite the limitations imposed by its status as a blockaded country.The United States is not in a position to give us lessons. We have serious concerns about the respect and guarantees of human rights in that country, where there are numerous cases of murders, brutality and police abuses, particularly against the African-American population; the right to life is violated as a result of gun deaths; child labor is being exploited and there are serious manifestations of racial discrimination; there are threats to impose more restrictions on health services, which would leave 23 million people without health insurance; there is wage inequality between men and women; migrants and refugees are marginalized, particularly those from Islamic countries; there is an intent to erect walls that denigrate neighbors; and the government is abandoning international commitments to preserve the environment and address climate change.Human rights violations committed by the United States in other countries, such as the arbitrary detention of dozens of prisoners in the territory illegally occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base in Cuba, where they have even been tortured, are also a matter of concern; extrajudicial executions and the deaths of civilians caused by bombs and the use of drones; and the wars unleashed against various countries like Iraq, based on lies about the possession of weapons of mass destruction, with dire consequences for the peace, security and stability of the Middle East region.We recall that Cuba is a state party to 44 international instruments on human rights, while the United States is party to only 18, so we have much to show, speak up about and defend.In confirming the decision to re-establish diplomatic relations, Cuba and the United States ratified their intention to develop respectful and cooperative ties between the two peoples and governments, based on the principles and purposes enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. In its declaration, issued on July 1, 2015, the Cuban revolutionary government reaffirmed that “these relations must be based on absolute respect for our independence and sovereignty; the inalienable right of every state to choose its political, economic, social and cultural system, without interference in any way; and sovereign equality and reciprocity, which are inalienable principles of international law, “as endorsed by the Latin American and Caribbean Proclamation as a zone of peace, signed by the heads of state and government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), at its II Summit, in Havana.Cuba has not renounced these principles and will never give up.The government of Cuba reiterates its willingness to continue respectful dialogue and cooperation on issues of mutual interest, as well as the negotiation of pending bilateral issues with the United States government. In the last two years, it has been demonstrated that the two countries, as the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, General of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz, has repeatedly expressed, can cooperate and coexist civilly, respecting differences and promoting everything that benefits both nations and peoples, but it should not be expected that Cuba will make concessions inherent in its sovereignty and independence, nor will it accept any kind of conditionality.Any strategy aimed at changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba, whether it seeks to achieve it through pressures and impositions, or using more subtle methods, will be doomed to failure.The changes that are necessary in Cuba, such as those made since 1959 and those that we are undertaking now as part of the process of updating our economic and social model, will continue to be decided sovereignly by the Cuban people.As we have done since the triumph of Jan. 1, 1959, we will assume any risk and continue to be firm and secure in building a sovereign, independent, socialist, democratic, prosperous and sustainable nation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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NTO top 2 optimistic about the future

By on June 2, 2021

first_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Ector College Prep Success Academy Home Education ECISD NTO top 2 optimistic about the future EducationECISDLocal News NTO top 2 optimistic about the future Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Crockett Middle School Twitter By Ruth Campbell – May 26, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter TAGScommencementGeorge H.W. Bush New Tech OdessagraduationNatalie JonessalutatorianvaledictorianWagner Noël Performing Arts CenterYashmine Hernandez Facebook George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa’s valedictorian Natalie Jones, 18, left, and salutatorian Yashmine Hernandez, 18, stand for a portrait in the school’s cafeteria. Jones is planning on attending University of Texas Permian Basin to study education and Hernandez is planning on attending the University of Houston to study psychology and business so she can own a therapy practice. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) For most of their lives, George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa seniors Natalie Jones and Yashmine Hernandez have been top students.Now Jones has been named valedictorian and Hernandez, salutatorian. NTO’s commencement is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.Jones, 18, plans to attend the University of Texas Permian Basin to study general education and become a teacher.Hernandez plans to attend the University of Houston to major in psychology and business with the goal of becoming a therapist.Jones, who is in the Future Teachers program through ECISD’s Career and Technical Education program, could potentially be an elementary or physical education teacher, or possibly a high school coach teaching history or English.Her mother, Molly Jones, has been an educator for about 20 years and is currently a counselor at Ross Elementary School.“… School has always been very easy for me, so I got my transcript one day freshman year and I … expected to be like number three or something because that’s what I was in middle school. And I got it and I’m like, oh, look at that. I’m No. 1. … There were a few moments where it was on and off, but it was never really something that was hard for me. It just kind of happened, I guess, a happy little accident,” Jones said.The idea of graduation for Jones is terrifying and exciting at the same time.“Because it means I’m going to be in the world and I’m not ready for that. But it’s also exciting because it’s such a freeing moment where I can go off and I can learn to do things on my own and I can be … who I want to be and I can set a life for myself and for my future,” Jones said.She has two younger sisters.Hernandez, 18, said she thinks being salutatorian is “pretty cool.”“… I’ve done good in school my whole life, partially because my mom has always made me. But I think it feels nice to have that, to just say that … so many years of school did something for me,” she said.Hernandez said being salutatorian might not be significant after high school, but it’s meaningful right now.“… It’s something for my family because most of them haven’t gone to college,” Hernandez said.She added that it’s a big deal for her family to see her reach this milestone, especially her younger cousins.“… They see that we can do it. And it’ll be harder, but we can do it,” Hernandez said.She has an older brother and a younger sister. This past year, they had three younger cousins move in, so now Hernandez said she has four younger siblings.“I am definitely an example for them. My brother didn’t go to college, but he’s been doing good after high school. But for my younger siblings, like my two younger sisters, one of them is going to come to high school next year and then the other one will be in eighth grade so I think it helped them a lot to see it’s not that hard to go through it. They’ll be okay and my mom has always said, ‘look at what your sister’s doing,’” Hernandez said.She added that she is ready to graduate.“I’ve enjoyed my four years of high school, for the most part, but I’m ready to figure out what’s happening next …,” she said. WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 26, 2021Next articlePermian Basin First Responder Equipment Initiative Ruth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Bowie Middle School Virgin Coco MojitoSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Is Non-Availability Of Designated Senior Advocate A Ground For Adjournment? Allahabad High Court To Examine

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesIs Non-Availability Of Designated Senior Advocate A Ground For Adjournment? Allahabad High Court To Examine LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Dec 2020 10:53 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday expressed its doubts over the right of a counsel to seek adjournment due to non-availability of a designated Senior Advocate. A Single Bench of Justice Vivek Agarwal was of the opinion that Senior Advocates appears on instructions of the instructing counsel, therefore, there cannot be any ground for adjournment to accommodate non-appearance of…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?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Monday expressed its doubts over the right of a counsel to seek adjournment due to non-availability of a designated Senior Advocate. A Single Bench of Justice Vivek Agarwal was of the opinion that Senior Advocates appears on instructions of the instructing counsel, therefore, there cannot be any ground for adjournment to accommodate non-appearance of the designated Senior Counsel. To examine this position in detail, the Court has appointed Senior Advocate Shashi Prakash Singh assisted by Chandra Prakash Yadav as Amicus Curiae alongwith Senior Advocate Vijay Gautam. The issue will be considered on January 15, 2021. That apart, the Bench will also examine if the of Senior Advocate can be reflected in the cause list. The development comes in a writ petition filed by one Pramendra Yadav. The Petitioner’s counsel had sought adjournment on the ground that he is not prepared with the matter as it is to be argued by Senior Advocate Ashok Khare. “It is not made clear that as to under which provision of law, name of Senior Advocate is reflected in the cause list,” the Bench remarked. Related News Recently, the Madras High notified the Designation of Senior Advocates Rules, 2020 that debar a Senior Advocate from mentioning any matter to the Court nor seek an adjournment in any Court. Rule 8(1)(d) of the said Rules states: “On designation as a Senior Advocate, the Advocate concerned shall not— appear for mentioning any matter to the Court nor seek an adjournment in any Court”. Case Title: Pramendra Yadav v. State of UP & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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TII commits to providing more ‘real-time’ traffic data

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleDonegal TD highlights major insurance concerns in DailNext articleCouncil stop issuing controlled burn permits News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest By News Highland – April 24, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Twitter Transport Infrastructure Ireland has committed to providing more ‘real-time’ traffic data.It claimed yesterday traffic volume on the national primary roads was ‘in line’ with previous weeks, based on figures obtained on Monday.However, the state’s Chief Medical Officer last night provided data which appeared to contradict this.Elizabeth Canavan from the Department of the Taoiseach clarified TII’s information this morning:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/12canavan-virus-transport-clip-al.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. TII commits to providing more ‘real-time’ traffic data Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebooklast_img read more

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Recipe contest open to youth, adults

By on May 24, 2021

first_img “Each recipe entered in the contest must contain at least a half cup of peanut butter,” she said. “The recipe does not have to be original. It can be grandma’s favorite recipe or one borrowed from a popular cookbook. The origin of the recipe is not that important.”The five categories for judging are candy, 16 pieces or more; cookies, 16 or more cookies; cake, one-half of whole; pie, whole; and other.Each category will have a youth and an adult division. Ages for the youth divisions are nine through 18.“Each recipe must have a copy of the recipe, typed or printed with it,” Casey said. “The category should be noted on the top right corner of the recipe. On the reverse side, include your name, mailing address and telephone number. Students should also list their school, grade, age and homeroom teacher’s name.” You Might Like Pike County Men in Pink join fight against cancer MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL“Pike County Men in Pink” was the program for Wednesday’s meeting of the Brundidge Rotary Club. The program… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article The Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge on the last Saturday in October is the place to be for peanut butter fans. Brundidge is an official member of the Peanut Butter Lovers Fan Club and among the peanut butter lovers are the members of the Brundidge Study Club.The study club is the annual sponsor of the festival’s Peanut Butter Recipe Contest and awards ribbons to the best peanut butter recipes in five categories.Molly Casey, contest co-chair, said the Peanut Butter Recipe Contest is open to adults and students ages nine and up in Pike and other peanut-producing counties.Casey said the rules are rather simple. Sponsored Content Recipe contest open to youth, adults Skipcenter_img Published 3:00 am Friday, October 23, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel All recipes must be entered in the contest at the Brundidge Station no later than9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Brundidge Station is located across from the Brundidge Post Office on North Main Street.“Each prepared recipe should be submitted for judging on a disposable plate or container, which will not be returned,” Casey said. “All recipes will be submitted to a panel of judges. Judging will be based on taste, appearance and uniqueness. Judging will be completed around 11 a.m. Winners will be announced on the festival stage following the Nutter Butter Parade which begins at 1 p.m. in downtown Brundidge.”Samples of each recipe will be sold after the judging is completed. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

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DVLA red tape puts brake on bus drivers’ chances

By on May 12, 2021

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. DVLA red tape puts brake on bus drivers’ chancesOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Oxford Bus Company was unable to employ two asylum-seekers because of thered tape specified by the DVLA to grant driving licences. The asylum-seekers, who were eligible to work, completed the selectionprocess to become bus drivers, but were refused the provisional PCV licencethat would have enabled the company to train them. Louisa Weeks, personnel manager of Oxford Bus Company, said, “Thesedrivers would have been perfectly suitable for the job. We invested a lot oftime in these asylum-seekers through the interview process and driverassessment. It was a time-consuming process.” The DVLA turned down the asylum-seekers’ applications for PCV licencesbecause they could not provide a passport or birth certificate. Theasylum-seekers – one from Albania, the other from Africa – only had documentsprovided by the Immigration Department, which state that the holder is theperson they claim to be. The Oxford Bus Company is facing a severe shortage of drivers, asOxfordshire has only 1 per cent unemployment – one of the lowest rates in thecountry. Weeks said, “We will need 20 bus drivers to get through the summerseason. This is a classic example of the red tape that is stopping people whoare keen to contribute in an area of staff shortages from getting a job.” The DVLA told Personnel Today that an applicant needs a passport, birthcertificate or Home Office travel document to get a PCV licence, but welcomedthe applicants to write and state their case. Weeks has advised the asylum-seekers to question the DVLA’s decision. By Karen Higginbottom Feedback from the professionPersonnel Today asked: Would being able to readily employ asylum-seekers bea benefit to your organisation? Des Pullen, HR director, Allied Bakeries “We have some sites in the country that have particular recruitmentissues. We have a number of asylum-seekers who have come seeking work and we’vehad to turn them down. It’s frustrating. We’d like them to work for us.” FrancescaOkosi, HR director, London Borough of Brent “Asylum-seekers have a genuine right to work, and come to this countrywith all sorts of experience. It’s far better that they are in meaningfulemployment than relying on the state. If they’ve got the skills, we shouldemploy them. Central government should use the information that it has onasylum-seekers and refugees to build up a skills database. If we had a databaseon their skills, it would be very foolish to ignore them.” PeterDeer, director of personnel, Cambridge University “It could be a benefit to the IT, finance and professional skills sideof the university. They can be used to help meet the skills shortage, but thiswould need to be done in an orderly fashion, and each claim should bethoroughly checked.” CarmenBurton, HR executive manager for Norton Practice “Unless asylum-seekers have the qualifications, employing them wouldn’tmake any difference to us. Obviously there are some language issues, but if theskill was there, that would be great. Whether the business would take on theadditional training of someone who couldn’t speak English very well would bedebatable.” RayBaker, sustainable development controller, B&Q “I think that as a business you should take every opportunity torecruit people who are right for the business as long as they have the legalright to work in the UK.” Sally Storey, president, health HR group AHHRM “It is my understanding that there is a large pool of qualified doctorsand nurses among asylum-seekers – in my opinion it is a wasted pool oftalent.” AmandaRavey, HR director, Whitbread Hotels “The bigger the pool of talent, the more benefit it would be toemployers.” last_img read more

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BREAKING: Eric Walker joins Martin & Co to head up its Scotland and Southern operations

By on May 7, 2021

first_imgEric Walker, on of the industry’s most colourful and well-known senior figures, has joined Martin & Co to head up its South of England and Scotland operations.Walker, who until recently had been Group MD of Belvoir and its subsidiary brands and before that led Northwood for many years, is to start the job immediately.He has been running his own consultancy since leaving Belvoir, which was just six months after he was promoted to the group role in February 2019.Walker has enjoyed a high-profile career within the industry including, before Northwood and Belvoir, spells at Your Move and Bushells.At Martin & Co he will oversee the implementation of its ‘exciting growth initiatives’ including within its financial services operation, increased residential sales activity, recruitment to its Ewemove hybrid agency and acquisitions.Alongside this Eric will take the lead on ensuing best practice in line with the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) legislation across The Property Franchise Group.The Group intends to appoint a Managing Director of Martin & Co (Midlands and North) in due course.Strategies“I am extremely excited to be working with the Property Franchise Group team and have been immensely impressed with their strategies for the future,” says Walker.“They have a focus on growth and customer service underpinned by embracing future regulatory changes, which I believe is essential for success in this industry. I very much look forward to leading on this important aspect of the strategy going forward.Gareth Samples (left), CEO of parent company TPFG, says: To have hired someone of Eric’s extensive experience and ability is a real coup for the Group and his appointment is a step forward in our plan to strengthen the operational support for our franchisees, supporting their growth.martin and co Northwood Belvoir eric walker Your Move September 21, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » BREAKING: Eric Walker joins Martin & Co to head up its Scotland and Southern operations previous nextAgencies & PeopleBREAKING: Eric Walker joins Martin & Co to head up its Scotland and Southern operationsSeven months after leaving Belvoir, the senior industry figure has now been tasked with growing Martin & Co’s business in two key regions.Nigel Lewis21st September 202001,178 Viewslast_img read more

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