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first_imgImmigration minister: Get your sponsor licence applications in nowThe minister for future borders and immigration has advised employers wishing to continue to recruit skilled workers from abroad next… Over 1,000 UK redundancies expected at G4S Cash SolutionsSecurity company G4S is planning to cut more than a quarter of jobs in its cash handling business amid the… Previous Article Next Article 4 nEWSNew Bill is set to increase penalties for health and safety violationsand make it easier to imprison directors; UK employers face £50,000 fines overstakeholder pensions 6 barometer: blacklistingDo we need legislation to outlaw the blacklistingof union activists? 8 CASE ROUND UP The pitfalls of PHI policies highlighted once more; areminder of the protection for pregnant women under European law; when ismisconduct gross misconduct? 11 20 steps to Flexible working Our guide to getting a flexible workingpolicy up and running in your organisation 12 cover story: stress inspectionsStress is about to be put on the samefooting asother workplace hazards. But will it create more problems than itsolves? 14 policy clinic: older workersEmployment rights for retirement-age staff,anti-ageism legislation and changes to pensions are all set to impact on HRpolicies. We look at the practicalities 16 CASE STUDIES: BonusesHow to avoid the pitfalls of discretionary bonusschemes, following a recent case that is said to have cost an investment bankmore than £5m 18 analysis: hurt feelingsThe Court of Appeal has standardised the penaltiesemployers face for treating their employees badly 20 from the reference manualXpertHR’s essential guide to risk assessments Related posts: ContentsOn 2 Apr 2003 in Blacklisting, Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Arthropod communities in a maritime Antarctic moss-turf habitat: multiple scales of pattern in the mites and collembola

first_img(1) A sampling programme has been designed to detect whether multiple scales of pattern (or aggregation) occur in arthropod distributions. A secondary aim was to relate arthropod pattern with environmental pattern. (2) Two transects, each of thirty-six contiguous cores, were cut from a moss-turf habitat on Signy Island in the maritime Antarctic. The analyses concentrate on six taxa of arthropods, two species of moss, and two environmental variables. (3) The Collembolan Cryptopygus showed two scales of pattern, at about 10 and 60 cm, in the surface layer of the moss-turf. Another Collembolan, Friesea, which occurs deeper in the moss-turf, only showed a single scale of pattern, at 5 cm. There was no small scale pattern in the predatory mite Gamasellus. The three prostigmatid mite taxa, Ereynetes, Eupodes and Nanorchestes, all had distinct patterns, usually with a scale less than 30-40 cm. (4) Small scale pattern in Polytrichum moss occurred at 10-20 cm, though the scales were slightly larger (up to 30 cm) in Chorisodontium moss and the lichens. Analysis of water content and dry weight data indicated trends along the transects as well as a variety of smaller scale patterns. (5) An analysis for different spatial scales indicated that the correlation between numbers of arthropods and environmental variables was important at large scales (40-50 cm and over), whereas correlation at smaller scales (5-20 cm) was generally associated with the relationships between the species themselves. (6) It is concluded that multiple scales of pattern occur in the distribution of most arthropod species of this Antarctic site. However, randomness of distribution tends to be the norm for the predator, Gamasellus.last_img read more

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Weber State’s Jerrick Harding Makes All-Big Sky 1st Team

first_imgThe conference MVP was Northern Colorado guard Jordan Davis who ranked in the top 10 nationally with 23.8 points per game for the Bears. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho-Tuesday, the Big Sky Conference announced its all-conference men’s basketball teams, with several Weber State and Southern Utah standouts being honored. Weber State junior guard Jerrick Harding made the all-conference first-team. He amassed 21.9 points this season for the Wildcats while shooting a conference-best 87.1 percent at the foul line. March 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State’s Jerrick Harding Makes All-Big Sky 1st Team Tags: Big Sky Conference/Brekkott Chapman/Cameron Oluyitan/Cody John/Jerrick Harding/Jordan Davis/Southern Utah/Weber State Harding was also second in the conference with 1.7 steals per game.center_img Brad James Southern Utah was represented by redshirt junior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (12.8 points, 3.9 rebounds per game) who made the all-conference third team and earned the newcomer of the year award as well. Written by Other Wildcats to be honored included senior forward Brekkott Chapman (12.5 points, 8.6 rebounds per game) and junior guard Cody John (15 points, 3.9 rebounds per game) each of whom received honorable mention honors.last_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 3/4

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball1-A State Quarterfinals @ SVCRICHFIELD, Utah-Kyler Bennett posted 20 points and 9 rebounds as the Panguitch Bobcats overpowered Piute 58-46 Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. The Bobcats shot 58 percent (22-38) for the game in advancing to Friday night’s 7:00 pm semifinal against Valley. Kelby Jessen had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the Thunderbirds, who will play Friday at 12:00 pm in the consolation bracket against Bryce Valley.RICHFIELD, Utah-Gavin Hoyt amassed 27 points and 6 rebounds on 10-20 from the field as the Valley Buffaloes upset No. 1 seed Bryce Valley 47-45 Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Quayden Tebbs had 10 points for the Mustangs in defeat.RICHFIELD, Utah-Pedro Alvarez posted 27 points and 5 rebounds on 9-11 shooting as the Wendover Wildcats surged past Telos 71-55 in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday. The Wildcats shot 54 percent (27-50) for the game and were also bolstered by Jaime Montalvo’s 20 points and 6 rebounds on 9-17 from the field. Ethan Croley had 18 points and 11 rebounds on 4-7 from the field in defeat for the Titans. Wendover next faces Manila Friday at 9:00 pm in the state semifinals.RICHFIELD, Utah-Tuck Davis had 14 points on 5-10 from the field as the Manila Mustangs overpowered Rich 46-37 Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Riley Taylor had 12 points and 9 rebounds on 6-8 from the field in defeat for the Rebels.  Rich next draws Telos Friday at 1:30 pm i the consolation bracket.Girls Basketball1-A State Quarterfinals @ SVCRICHFIELD, Utah-Analise Wiseman netted 16 points and 8 rebounds as the Milford Tigers downed Rich 53-45 in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday. Tayla McKee and Makynzee Smith had 10 points apiece in defeat for the Rebels. Milford, the defending state champion, next advances to the 3:00 pm semifinal Friday at the Sevier Valley Center against Valley.RICHFIELD, Utah-Janilyn Hoyt and Brittyn Heaton had 12 points apiece as the Valley Buffaloes got past Bryce Valley 46-39 Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center during the 1-A state quarterfinals. Brooklyn Syrett had a game-high 20 points in defeat for the Mustangs. Bryce Valley faces Rich Friday at 9:00 am in the consolation bracket at the Sevier Valley Center.RICHFIELD, Utah-Kassidy Westwood had 16 points on 6-12 shooting as the Piute Thunderbirds waxed Tabiona 46-35 at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday during the 1-A state quarterfinals. The Thunderbirds move on to play in Friday’s 5:00 pm semifinal against Wayne.RICHFIELD, Utah-Allee Van Dyke posted 15 points and 8 rebounds and Wayne bested Green River 56-48 during the 1-A state quarterfinals Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center. Talynn Lovato had 19 points and 7 rebounds in defeat for the Pirates. Green River faces Tabiona Friday at 10:30 am in the consolation bracket at the Sevier Valley Center. Brad James Written bycenter_img March 4, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/4last_img read more

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Could ‘Build to Rent’ homes kill the private landlord?

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Could ‘Build to Rent’ homes kill the private landlord? previous nextLand & New HomesCould ‘Build to Rent’ homes kill the private landlord?Analysis by Savills for the British Property Federation (BPF) found that the number of ‘build-to-rent’ (BTR) homes has hugely increased.Sheila Manchester20th January 202003,164 Views As a rising tide of private landlords say they will sell up, the UK has an influx of American-style purpose-built, professionally managed rental homes, according to new research.Analysis by Savills for the British Property Federation (BPF) found that the number of ‘build-to-rent’ (BTR) homes has hugely increased, with 150,000 BTR homes in planning, under construction or completed.The 51% surge in completed BTR rental homes is clear in key regional cities –Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow and Sheffield lead the way. Typically, the apartment blocks offer hotel-style concierge and on-site management plus shared amenity spaces such as a gym or residents’ lounge.There are now more completed BTR homes across the UK’s regions than there are in London – however, the capital has more BTR homes under development.  152,071 BTR homes are at various stages of completion in the UK. Of these, 40,181 are complete; 35,415 are under construction and 75,475are  in planning – an increase of 15 per cent over last year.Richard Jackson, MD of Apache Capital Partners, which has a £2bn BTR pipeline with Moda Living, said, “Given the wider investment landscape and the state of the traditional UK private rented sector, it’s no surprise that build-to-rent attracts interest from investors and consumers. The under-performance of traditional investments such as sovereign bonds has encouraged institutional investors to look at emerging asset classes like BTR for long-term steady income streams to match their liabilities, while the poor quality of accommodation and service that many renters receive from private landlords mean a purpose-built, professionally managed offer like what we’re providing through our partnership with Moda Living is highly appealing.”Franz Doerr, Founder and CEO of deposit alternative provider flatfair, said, “These figures show the demand for professionally managed rental housing that makes the entire experience seamless. As people rent for longer periods there will be an increased focus on service – Build to Rent leads the way. As more units come online, service will be the differentiating factor between developments, and those that embrace the tech solutions that make things easier for tenants will thrive.”Richard Jackson Moda Living BTR build-to-rent Sheila Manchester flatfair Franz Doerr January 20, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Covid-hit estate agency emerges from pre-pack as lettings-only and hybrid

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Covid-hit estate agency emerges from pre-pack as lettings-only and hybrid previous nextAgencies & PeopleCovid-hit estate agency emerges from pre-pack as lettings-only and hybridAndrew Grant is said to have been losing money for two years but has been tipped into administration by the Covid crisis.Nigel Lewis1st July 202001,607 Views Andrew Grant, the multi-branch and well-known West Midlands estate agency that last year said it was making a move away from the high street has now implemented some more radical surgery, blaming the pressures of the Covid lockdown.The estate agency went into administration recently and, following a pre-pack agreement with administrators RSM, it has now been cleaved in two.The company’s founder Andrew Grant, 75, has acquired the remaining sales instructions which will be completed. But its lettings operation has been acquired by a new management team including the brand name and 18 staff.This is now being run by two former members of the Andrew Grant senior team – finance chief Joanna Munroe and senior partner George Pickard – plus Caroline Hope and Anneke Babber.The new lettings-only venture is backed by two local business people, Peter Bloomer and Scott Richardson-Brown and will continue to operate along traditional lines but without a branch network.Richardson-Brown told local media: “There is a huge need for personal service. We are going to do it with a different model and without a branch network.“There is a viable business here. We will be using internet technology to drive the business.”In September last year Andrew Grant managing partner Kristian Scott told The Negotiator it had closed its Redditch branch as part of a plan to shut most of its high street offices and move to a new model and allow its 100 staff to work from home.But it later transpired that the company had been making ‘substantial losses’ for several years.Now, neither of the operations involved in the pre-pack agreements need branches so its offices in Ludlow, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Worcester are to close.  July 1, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Faculty, Contributing – BS Social Work (Virtual)

first_imgTrainingAll new faculty members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity in the techniques of online teaching; use of anelectronic learning platform; specifics of the policies,procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in whichthey are going to teach; socialization into the Walden Universityculture; assessment of academic integrity of student work(including use of www.turnitin.com); and research supervision oftheses and dissertations. Teaching and mentorship assignments arecontingent upon successful completion of required training. Duringthe first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned afaculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their newinstructor training. Peer mentors will continue to supportinstruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regularbasis.Course Teaching/AvailabilityFaculty members are assigned courses, which are taught using theLearning Management System (LMS), and are responsible forinteracting with students within the LMS. Discussion Boards forclassrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Facultymembers are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days perweek and responses to student questions must be posted within 48hours. The university suggests regular and predictableavailability, such as online office hours or regular online chats;office hours may be required based on program or collegepolicy.Research MentorshipFaculty mentors may be assigned to work one-on-one with students tohelp students meet the research requirements of their degree.Faculty members are responsible for the provision of timelyfeedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each student’swork within the classroom.ResidenciesBSW faculty may be invited to attend Residencies held domesticallyor internationally, where they will teach face-to-face intensivesand colloquia, and facilitate school and university-widediscussions. Contributing (part-time) faculty may be invited toparticipate but are not required to attend.Tools/Technical SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedare representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.Licensing/CertificationFaculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or an institution thatis recognized by a country’s ministry of education in thediscipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed orlicense-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Facultymembers must maintain their licenses and any appropriatecertifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University.Faculty members are also expected to maintain currency withresearch by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. Ifparticipating in research, the faculty member may publish andacknowledge Walden University.TravelContributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel touniversity events and residencies. When traveling to these events,the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in theevent. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughoutthe year.EDUCATION and EXPERIENCEThe successful candidate will have: Walden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than40 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral, master’s, andbachelor’s degree programs are designed to help students achievetheir goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the livesof others.Contributing (part-time) faculty report to the Academic ProgramDirector for the Bachelor of Social Work program to provideinstructional and curriculum development service in the Bachelorsof Social Work program. Faculty members are critical in creating,maintaining, assessing, and reflecting upon a learning environmentwhere academic discipline interweaves with the Barbara SolomonSchool of Social Work and Human Services mission to support studentlearning. Faculty members are expected to adhere to all WaldenUniversity faculty expectations, which are clearly set forth to thefaculty member at the start of his/her employment with theUniversity.What to Expect as a Walden Faculty MemberEssential Duties and Responsibilities• Provide course instruction, course content development, and othercurricular activities as needed Provide residency instruction• Provide academic advising and mentoring• Promote a social work professional identity with students.• Engagement in scholarship• Serve on university and school committees, as well as schoolinitiatives as neededPart-time, Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Servicesfaculty are responsible for instruction, assessment, advising,committee work, and service to the Barbara Solomon School of SocialWork and Human Services. Other duties may include grant management,research, or specific academic endeavors. Technology RequirementsFaculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virusprotection and Internet access. Walden University provides a Waldene-mail account and access to the learning platform,password-protected faculty sections of the website, university andcollege listservs, and other faculty communications tools.The recommended computer setup includes Internet access, preferablybroadband or DSL; Windows Vista/7 or Mac OS X with virtualizationsoftware (e.g., Parallels with Windows OS); minimum of 2 GB of RAM;a hard drive of at least 40 GB; DVD drive, speakers, and headphoneconnected to the computer; inkjet or laser printer; webcam withmicrophone or a built-in webcam and computer with audiocapabilities.About Walden University: For more than 45 years, Walden Universityhas served the higher education needs of working professionals.More than 47,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150countries pursue their doctoral, master’s or bachelor’s degreesonline in a variety of fields, including: Business and Management,Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, Information Technology,Education, and Nursing. As part of the Laureate InternationalUniversities network, you’ll be able to touch lives in yourcommunity and change the world of education.center_img · An earned doctorate in the area of Human Services; Ph.D. inSocial Work or related field required.· MSW from a Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditedprogram required.· Intellectual and professional contributions to the field,including professional publications and conferencepresentations.· Three to five years teaching experience at the graduate orundergraduate level as appropriate to the program.· A minimum of two years of post-graduate level practice experiencerequired; Licensed preferred.· Experience with providing distance education including acommitment to advocating for the learning and development needs ofstudents earning their degrees in a distance learning environmentpreferred.· Evidence of compatibility with the Walden University mission ofpositive social change, broad access and professional excellenceand our values of quality, integrity andstudent-centeredness.last_img read more

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Stephen Owens to Retire in December

first_imgAfter a distinguished career advocating for strong public defense, Stephen T. Owens, Public Defender of Indiana, is retiring. The Indiana Supreme Court-appointed Mr. Owens to the position in June 2011. Chief Justice Loretta Rush appreciates Owens’ decades of public service, “Steve gave a voice to those asking for a review of their case and because of his dedication to that step, our system includes fairness for all.”Owens came to the State Public Defender’s Office in 1986. He was named the Assistant Chief Deputy of Personnel in 1987. He is a graduate of Illinois College and the University of Dayton. Under his leadership, the Office reviewed thousands of cases, advocated for sentence reductions for clients, and improved services for juveniles. Mr. Owens said, “It has been an honor to work at the State Public Defender’s Office for over 33 years. During those decades, I worked with many accomplished attorneys and staff who were equally committed to representing the rights of indigent defendants. I am privileged to have dedicated my career to this essential office in Indiana’s justice system.”The Public Defender of Indiana is a state-funded Judicial Branch agency that provides representation to indigent incarcerated individuals (including certain juveniles) in post-conviction relief cases to assure the fundamental fairness of the criminal justice system. It provides services in all capital cases. The Office receives about 500 requests from inmates each year asking for their case to be reviewed. The Public Defender is appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court. Details on the process for selecting Owens’ successor will be announced soon.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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HISTORY REPORTED – NOT REPEATED By Jim Redwine

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare GAVEL GAMUT By Jim RedwineHISTORY REPORTED – NOT REPEATEDI would like to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear, you know, when you could turn on the television and not hear overpaid jerks shouting at one another, “You are lying!” Unfortunately, unless I watch re-runs of “I Love Lucy”, invective is the only fare available. As Anne Murray sings, 🎵”We sure could use a little good news today”🎵. Well, here is some.My friends Glenn Curtis, Ray Kessler, Jerry King and Harold Morgan, Gentle Reader you might note a particular demographic here, all write a lot of good news. Glenn, Posey County’s Historian Emeritus, even drafts entertaining cartoons about current events and historical ones.Harold Morgan has written several books on area history with a concentration on World War II. Ray Kessler in his Ray’s Ramblings has preserved many entertaining and enlightening stories while Jerry King, with his wife Marsha’s support, has taught us all a great deal about Posey County and the Civil War with a current emphasis on The Great War.Posey County is a unique place. I wish we had more information on the Native Americans who first lived here, but from McFadden’s Bluff to 2018 we have some pretty good records, although much of our early information is via oral tradition.On the other hand, we have several excellent professional historians, such as U.S.I.’s Emeritus Professor of History Donald Pitzer, who have researched and corroborated the deeds and words of Posey County residents who have made significant contributions in many areas.Of course, tomorrow’s history is today’s news and we need new generations of historians to help preserve it. Chad Williams, the official Poseyville Historian who graduated from North Posey High School in 1988, is one who has joined in the responsibility of documenting our past and present. There are numerous others and I apologize to those who deserve to be mentioned but due to time and space are not.Each of the people mentioned in this article can be located by name on the Internet. I respectfully refer you to their informative, entertaining and objective efforts to preserve our past and guide our future without resort to diatribe.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooksandKnittinglast_img read more

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Crews to Pave Five Blocks of Bay Avenue, Then Pause Till Fall

first_imgCrews work near 18th Street on Monday on the final “surface course” of a Cape May County road project to repave Bay Avenue.Work crews will pave Bay Avenue between 13th and 18th streets by June 20, then stop work for the summer.Asphalt Paving Systems of Hammonton has a $3.3 million contract to reconstruct storm pipes and drains, gutters and sidewalks, and to repave the county road between Sixth and 18th streets.The project began in February and was originally scheduled to be complete before the summer, but the project was delayed by a snowy winter and utility work as New Jersey American Water Company (NJAWC) replaced water mains in advance of the repaving work.Crews are now working to finish a smooth surface layer and pavement markings for the five southernmost blocks of the project area, according to Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster. Work will cease during the peak summer traffic months in Ocean City and resume in late September — with crews starting at Sixth Street and moving southward to 13th Street in the fall.The county road — a major north-south thoroughfare in Ocean City — was marked by potholes and makeshift repairs from utility companies digging into the roadway. But the construction work has created delays and detours since the project started several months ago.Bay Avenue businesses remain open during the construction work.last_img read more

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