Banking of child policy to attract top talent

first_img Comments are closed. Banking of child policy to attract top talentOn 27 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. First Direct bank has opened the largest corporate workplace nursery in theUK and hopes it will be a major recruitment and retention tool. The 300-square metre nursery, has opened at the bank’s main branch in Leedswhich serves 2,500 employees. Children aged between three months and five years can play, paint or learnFrench and baby yoga while their parents work in the same building. Peter Compson, First Direct’s business services director, said the nurseryprovided convenience and reassurance to working parents and made the bank anattractive place to work. “First Direct benefits because the nursery helps us recruit parents towork as customer service representatives, bringing their skills and lifeexperiences to the business,” he said. “It also helps us to retainvalued employees after they have a child.” Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Mitchell returns, carries Jazz to 101-91 victory over Nets

first_imgNovember 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mitchell returns, carries Jazz to 101-91 victory over Nets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW YORK (AP) — Donovan Mitchell returned from a two-game absence with 29 points, taking over down the stretch and leading the Utah Jazz to a 101-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Mitchell showed no effects from his bruised ribs, scoring 12 points in the final 5:42 to help Utah seize control of a close game.Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, who bounced back from a miserable performance in their last game without Mitchell, a 121-88 home loss to Indiana on Monday. They took a while to get going Wednesday but thrived at the end thanks to Mitchell, who scored mostly on drives into the lane and nailed a 3-pointer that made it 93-89.The Jazz agreed to acquire veteran Kyle Korver from the Cleveland Cavaliers shortly before the game, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Utah entered 29th in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 31.9 percent and Korver should certainly improve that area.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points off the bench for the Nets, who dropped their season-high fourth straight.The Nets missed their first six shots and the Jazz their first five, and it took a while before either heated up. Brooklyn started 4 for 19 but trailed only 17-16 after one quarter.Both teams did score 26 in the second, leaving Utah up 43-42 at halftime. The Nets opened an 11-point lead in the third quarter but it was mostly all Mitchell and the Jazz in the fourth.TIP-INSJazz: Joe Ingles made his 530th 3-pointer, tying Darrell Griffith for fourth on Utah’s career list. Ingles will soon catch Bryon Russell (540) for third but remains far behind John Stockton (845) and Gordon Hayward (689).Nets: Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double in 20 games this season, doubling his total from his rookie season, when he played in 72 games.DETAILS OF THE DEALIn exchange for Korver, the Jazz dealt guard Alec Burks along with two future second-round draft picks to the Cavaliers, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the swap had to be approved by the NBA. The 37-year-old Korver played for Utah from 2007-10.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Charlotte on Friday.Nets: Host Memphis on Friday. Associated Press Written by Tags: Basketball/Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

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65-Voice Chorus Visits Ocean City Tabernacle on Sunday

first_imgThe 65-voice Angelus Chorus will perform at Ocean City Tabernacle on Dec. 13. The Ocean City Tabernacle will host a free concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 13.John Taylor will be the guest soloist for the Angelus Chorus.The event will feature traditional Christmas music and scripture.  Richard Stanislaw will direct the 65-voice Angelus Chorus. Tenor John Taylor will perform as guest soloist. Taylor has music ministries in Florida and Guatemala.Sandy Miller, Mary Greening, and Maud Goodnight will accompany the chorus as the Tapestry String Trio. Ocean City Tabernacle pianist Carolyn Lothian and organist Jeff Seals will join the performance along with Angelus Chorus accompanist Ruth Fritsch and flutist Gretchen Sorensen.For more information, call 609-399-1915.last_img

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People who eat white bread are no less healthy, says new study

first_img‘Cheap’ white bread is just as good for you as whole wheat sourdough, a new study has claimed.The research, which was carried out at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, analysed levels of nutrients in the blood of volunteers, and looked at levels of healthy gut bacteria.Researchers gave a group of 20 healthy volunteers white bread for a week, and, after two weeks of no bread, “artisanal whole wheat sourdough bread” for a week.For both types of bread, the participants ate enough to provide 25% of their weekly calories.It found no difference in terms of health effects.The study acknowledged that while the health benefits may be similar over a short time period, the presence of the roughage may prove better for your health over a prolonged period.The participants’ glucose levels were measured on waking, as well as the levels of calcium, iron, magnesium, fat and cholesterol, and kidney and liver enzymes.Dr Eran Segal, one of the authors of the study, said: “The initial finding – and this was very much contrary to our expectation – was that there were no clinically significant differences between the effects of these two types of bread on any of the parameters that we measured.“We looked at a number of markers, and there was no measurable difference in the effect that this type of dietary intervention had.”last_img read more

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Flower power

first_imgBy Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaScientists are researching bloodroot, a native Eastern wildflower with antimicrobial properties, to find out the best way to propagate it as a commercial crop.”Bloodroot is rich in alkaloids which have antibiotic properties,” said Jim Affolter, a horticulturist who is leading the studies in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Companies in Europe are starting to use it in animal feed to improve appetite and digestion. It’s a potentially enormous market,” Affolter said.”Bloodroot isn’t terribly hard to grow, but it hasn’t been produced on a commercial scale. It’s not rare, but it’s not common, either,” he said. “Natural populations could easily be decimated if industry production sent people out to scour the forests the way the ginseng market has done.”Bloodroot’s most-studied alkaloid is called sanguinarine (sang-GWEN-uh-reen), which has proven antimicrobial properties, said UGA horticulture researcher Selima Campbell.Sanguinarine is used as a feed additive for livestock in Europe, in the same way antibiotics have been used as growth promoters for U.S. livestock. In 1998, the European Union banned the use of all antibiotics used in human medicine for livestock production.A representative of German-based Phytobiotics, an animal feedstock additive company, visited the UGA Athens campus recently to meet with scientists on bloodroot’s potential as a commercial crop. One of their products, Sangrovit, contains sanguinarine.The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization say banning human-use antibiotics from livestock feed will help protect people from new, drug-resistant bacteria, which the CDC calls one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.To grow bloodroot for its sanguinarine, UGA researchers are focusing on three unknowns, Campbell said.The first is to find where exactly in the plant and when during its growth cycle sanguinarine concentrations are highest. This will determine what part of the plant is harvested and when.”Preliminary results show that the sanguinarine is allocated to the rhizome,” Campbell said. “(That) is the source of bloodroot’s name. When the ‘root’ (rhizome) of bloodroot is cut, it ‘bleeds’ a bright red substance containing a number of different, potent alkaloids.”A second unknown is how bloodroot responds to differing sunlight levels. Bloodroot flowers in woodland areas in early spring, before the trees have leafed out. It then lives out the rest of it’s cycle in the shade.Researchers want to know if seasonal changes in photosynthesis and light levels affect the sanguinarine concentrations. This could tell them the best ways to grow it to get the most sanguinarine.The final area of study is its propagation.”Right now, bloodroot is wild-gathered,” Campbell said. “It’s a slow-growing plant, so gathering it by the ton would definitely stress natural populations. It’s crucial to develop a way to propagate the plants.”By the time they’re through, the UGA scientists hope to know the best growing conditions for bloodroot. “This would allow growers to exert quality control over the product, conserve wild plants and be a new source of economic development,” Campbell said.While bloodroot’s use in oral hygiene products and animal feedstock is recent, its medicinal history is centuries old, Affolter said. “Bloodroot was used for centuries by native Americans to dye their clothing and paint their faces,” he said. “They also used it to treat skin cancers and fungal growths.”Southerners have harvested bloodroot from the wild since post-Colonial times. “They used it as an emetic, an expectorant for bronchitis and a gargle for sore throats,” Affolter said.(Cat Holmes is a science writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Does your overdraft program leave you open to a lawsuit?

first_imgWhat’s the difference between a service-oriented, fully disclosed overdraft program that is clearly and responsibly presented to account holders … and one that is used solely to earn revenue, at all costs? In the case of TCF Financial Corp., it’s $30 million dollars and a major blow to its reputation.You may have heard that TCF recently agreed to the large payment to resolve accusationsthat it misled its account holders about its overdraft program.But here’s the interesting part: the bank did not technically break any compliance rules with their overdraft services. They did admit, however, that from 2010 to 2013, their account holders may not have fully understood their options for accepting or rejecting the service.Misleading Instead of Serving According to reports, TCF employed questionable tactics to get account holders to sign up for its overdraft program. The company allegedly asked new customers to accept the overdraft program at the same time they were accepting other mandatory terms and conditions related to opening an account. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Former teller admits to embezzling $165,000

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A former teller at the $121 million West Virginia Federal Credit Union in South Charleston will be sentenced in January after admitting in federal court that she embezzled $165,500, the state’s U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said last week.Frances McComas, 56, stole the cash from the credit union’s vault from 2015 to April 2019. She falsified financial records to hide the embezzlement, federal prosecutors said.Court documents do not reveal how McComas managed to conceal the cash on her person when she left the branch after her work shift or how she spent the stolen funds.Although the former credit union employee could face up to a maximum of 30 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release, she is likely to receive a lighter sentence for signing a plea deal that requires McComas to fully cooperate with federal prosecutors in their ongoing investigation.last_img read more

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Rugby looks for team support to enter the super league

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10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law – Reason #2 – “Mike”

first_imgTHE YOUTUBE VIDEO POLITICIANS DON’T WANT NZ PARENTS TO SEEIn 2007, politicians changed the laws making it illegal for parents to use smacking as form of correction with their children. The referendum in 2009 revealed that 87% of New Zealanders opposed this move believing that it wouldn’t solve genuine child abuse but would lead to good parents being unjustly persecuted.To assuage these fears, John Key stated that “If I see good parents getting criminalised for lightly smacking their children for the purposes of discipline, I’m going to change the law.”Here’s the evidence. This short clip is just one of 10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking LawTo see ALL the evidence, go to www.protectgoodparents.org.nzWatch “Mum on a Mission” (2014) at www.protectgoodparents.org.nzWatch “My Mummy’s A Criminal” (2011) at www.protectgoodparents.org.nzlast_img read more

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Ndidi, Iheanacho miss out on Champions League spot, as Leicester City bow to Man Utd

first_imgAfter 298 days in the top-four spots in the longest season in recent memory, Leicester city of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, have missed out on Champions League football, losing 0-2 to Manchester United. A win on the final day was all that was needed to return to Europe’s top table, but another valiant effort ended in defeat, Bruno Fernandes’ penalty and Jesse Lingard’s very late tap-in separating the sides. City were very good for much of the match, but just like the story of the season, they did not have enough to get over the line. They huffed, they puffed, and they tested David de Gea, but they could not find a way through and have to settle for fifth.Advertisement Loading… It is the fifth best season in City’s history, and yet it will feel like a huge disappointment. City had a 14-point cushion inside the top four at the start of the year, but their bottom-half form since then, with Brendan Rodgers’ side hit with crucial injuries, saw them slip down the table, eventually falling out of the Champions League places in the final week of the campaign. In a huge final-day showdown, it looked like they might do it. United were nervy, and City had chances, Iheanacho scuffing at De Gea, Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy heading against the bar. read also:Leicester City striker ‘offered’ to Premier League rivals But when it came to the crunch, City lost their head. Hamza Choudhury lost the ball and Anthony Martial was fouled in the box, Fernandes converting. City tried to mount a comeback, but in the frustrating final moments, Jonny Evans was sent off and Kasper Schmeichel was robbed by Lingard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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