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How Manchester City supported its community during the past year

By on June 16, 2021

first_imgManchester City shirts turned into children’s hospital gowns Just last month, as part of a new pilot project in collaboration with the Manchester Fashion Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), new hospital gowns made from City shirts were designed, created and donated to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Manchester City donated laptops and IT equipment to local schools MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 23: Fernandinho of Manchester City lifts the Premier League Trophy, as Manchester City are presented with the Trophy as they win the league following the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on May 23, 2021 in Manchester, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK. (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images) 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. Etihad Campus Tagged with: corporate fundraising football City midfielder, Phil Foden, said: Manchester City commits £400k to second year of Cityzens’ Giving Campaign (11 December 2015)Manchester City kicks off its third annual Cityzens Giving initiative (18 November 2016) Other donations “It’s really special that while we’ve been training at CFA, the NHS have also been helping so many people on the Etihad Campus. We are really proud to play for a Club with such a strong connection with our community here in Manchester and our communities all around the world.” City shirts as children’s hospital gowns In March 2020, the Club partnered with the NHS and the Council which which saw the Campus’ facilities deliver a wide range activities stewarded by Manchester City, including testing facilities. The Campus continues to operate as an NHS vaccination centre. How Manchester City supported its community during the past yearcenter_img The team moved into the Etihad Stadium in 2003. It now sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which includes the City Football Academy, a performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Advertisement Cityzens Giving for Recovery Manchester City has finished its latest Premier League Season with its fifth title in 10 years. But the past year has seen the football club provide extensive off-the-pitch support for its wider community. While the impact of COVID-19 has emptied stadiums across the UK, Manchester City’s work with its local and wider community has contributed to this past year’s emergency and recovery needs. More than 350 nursing staff working across Manchester, including within local community care and children’s settings, were trained at the Etihad Stadium. The Etihad Campus has been transformed to support the NHS. The Club has also supported other community efforts, ranging from food bank donations and vouchers for local schools, to free education resources and gifts for children in care. Virtual hospital visits: Patients at four hospitals received calls from players including those at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Wythenshawe Starlight, The Christie and Francis House Children’s HospiceFood donations: Food intended for Premier League matches at the Etihad Stadium was donated to local foodbanks. The Club made a financial donation of £50,000 to the Trussell Trust Food bank Group for their Manchester operations, and donated 500 three-course meals to local families.Every day essentials: 45,000 everyday essential items were donated to 10 charities across the city to distribute to those most in need.Gifts to the local community: 5,500 gifts were given to children in East Manchester and the foster care network and 550 presents given to patients at four hospitals in Manchester.Education resources for school children/young adults: 260 laptops and data packs were provided for local primary school children to ensure they could access remote learning and keep up with their education.Gift packages for over 70s fans: Gift packages were delivered to supporters over the age of 70. These included books and City-related gifts.Letters to local care homes: Academy U15 players wrote to residents in three local care homes to let them know the Club was thinking of them.  313 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In June 2020 the club launched the ‘Cityzens Giving for Recovery’ initiative to support those in need across the city and around the world. So far more than £1 million has been raised via crowdfunding across the City Football Group, for targeted projects near each of the Group’s ten clubs across the globe. Howard Lake | 24 May 2021 | Newslast_img read more

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El Patron Way Celebrates 5 Years with Music, Food and Customer Appreciation

By on June 12, 2021

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it El Patron Mexican Restaurant just celebrated its fifth year with lots of live music and great food. According to its owner, Alex Cortes, the evening was a blast with lots of regulars and new customers joining in on the fun and getting their share of the best authentic Mexican dishes like tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas.According to Cortes, the celebration was such a huge success, with people spilling over to the little park just outside his restaurant where they had live music while waiting for their turn to get inside.He says, “I want to thank the whole community for supporting us. We had a lot of people waiting for at least an hour to be seated.”El Patron is known for its Garlic Fish Fillet and Crispy Potato Tacos, Steak Picado, a dish of grilled steak, onions, tomatoes, and bell pepper; and Carnitas Plate composed of deep fried pork with onion, tomatoes, and cilantro on the side.Aside from the great Mexican flavors, patrons of El Patron got to quench their thirsts with their famous bestseller — the margarita made of Agave wine, made from same plant that makes tequila.To go with their “hot” Mexican meals, El Patron guests are always made to feel welcome with a complimentary shot of wine. Get to enjoy this unforgettable Mexican hospitality at El Patron located at 2555 N. Lake Avenue Altadena or call (626) 296-2818 or visit www.elpatrononline.com. Business News Photo Gallery El Patron Way Celebrates 5 Years with Music, Food and Customer Appreciation STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 11:43 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuffcenter_img Subscribe Top of the News Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Odessa native headed to Sundance Festival

By on June 2, 2021

first_img Reid Miller, right, with his mother Megan Miller with their family dog Bella Thursday at their home in Odessa. Facebook WhatsApp By admin – January 4, 2018 Midessa Music Fest is in July Local NewsEntertainment Odessa native headed to Sundance Festival Twitter Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s A small white and tan dog chimed in with the ring of a doorbell and inside an Odessa home, tucked in the back of a winding housing addition, lighted Christmas decorations cast a warm glow in the living room. As everyone got comfortable on cozy couches and chairs, the Millers seemed like just another family enjoying their Christmas break.But the Millers aren’t your average Odessa family and 18-year-old Reid Miller isn’t your average Texas teenager. Some days he works up to 12-hour days in Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.Reid started acting at the age of 13, graduated high school at the age of 15, and for the past four years has been traveling back and forth from Odessa to Los Angeles to build a career in Hollywood. And his mother, Megan, has been there to support him along the way—whether it’s to help negotiate contracts or help set up headshots for a portfolio.Later this month Reid will be heading to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival after the short film “WYRM” was selected, in which he plays the leading role. Reid Miller, right, with his mother Megan Miller with their family dog Bella Thursday at their home in Odessa. Pinterest Reid Miller, 18, graduated high school at the age of 15 and for the past four years Reid has been traveling back and forth from Odessa to Los Angeles to build a career in Hollywood. Reid is home for the holidays and then headed to Sundance festival in January.center_img Megan said out of the 40,000 films that were submitted, only 60 are chosen in three categories, so in Reid’s category only 20 films were selected.“So the fact that they picked it out of that big of a pool is a big deal and it’s really exciting,” Reid added. “And what’s also really exciting is that a lot of big stars are gonna be there so I’m hoping I get to, like, meet some of my heroes like Robert Downy Jr., (or) any of the Avengers.”Reid said he has always wanted to go to the Sundance Film Festival, but they wanted to have a reason to go because it is costly. But this year it was in the back of their minds, he said, because they knew “WYRM” turned out “fantastic.”“It’s gonna be a new and awesome experience,” he said.This year has been Reid’s busiest year since he began, starring as Pete Hickey on Play by Play, a TV series on Verizon’s mobile channel Go90, and having minor roles in other TV Series including The Fosters and Training Day. He has also filmed a pilot for the TV Series Rounds this year; has been a part of the feature film F.R.E.D.I., which will have a soft premiere in May; and has a starring role in short film “A Love Deed.”With more than 20 IMDb credits, Reid said he feels like each year he has progressed and he has a feeling this year will be a really good year.His acting career began after taking part in an Applause Rising Talent Showcase, but the opportunity was really more like a door that was waiting to be opened.“It wasn’t just a thing that was spur of the moment, like ‘I should be an actor. I should be in the movies.’ There’s always been that creative drive to create stuff,” Reid said.His father, Shawn Miller, said from the time Reid was very small he always showed an intense interest and passion for making films and telling stories. From creating small stop-motion films to drawing tons of comics, Reid’s passion just continued to build.“It wasn’t like a passing phase like I wanna be a movie star or that kind of thing,” Shawn said.Now Reid spends more time writing than drawing and more time coaching, training and auditioning then he does making stop-motion films, but his passion remains the same.His biggest goal is to one day be an action star like Tom Cruise, or portray a superhero when he gets older. His biggest motivation and why he really loves acting, he said, is because he loves to play other people.“I love to step into the shoes of someone I would have never been and never have the opportunity to be and it’s like I get to live kind of different lives and get paid to do it. That’s why I especially love the Sci-Fi genre, because it’s like I — to be able to play out those scenarios and live in that world is like, you’re getting paid to play make-believe. You really are and that’s like the best job. I love that so much,” he said.While Reid and his mother have spent more time in L.A. than they have Odessa this year due to a busier schedule, when they are able to come back home they recognize the slower pace.“…It definitely feels like a vacation anytime I visit because I can actually sit down and breathe,” Reid said, as he drew in a deep breath. “L.A. is like hustle-bustle. It’s so fast and it never really slows down and the people never slow down. It’s always: go, go, go.”He also has some interesting conversations with friends when he visits home, which is a good break from the constant networking he does when he’s in California. Reid recalled one of his friends asking him who he met this year and whether he’d met any stars.“It’s just different because someone like a big star could walk down the street in L.A. and no one’s going to notice,” he said.Reid’s friend Dawson Shrum, who he met through a local homeschooling group called IGNITED, said it’s pretty cool to have a friend in the TV and movie industry. For Shrum, it’s a neat experience to watch his best friend on a TV show and hear about the projects he works on.Shrum said Reid is a hard worker, never gives up on anything and although it may seem like Hollywood and Odessa are two completely different worlds, Reid knows he’s just another person and “doesn’t act crazy.”“At the end of the day, I know if I really need him, help be there. Even if he’s crazy busy, he’ll be there for me,” Shrum said. “It’s like we’re brothers almost.”Although at 18 years old, Reid is officially an adult, he and his mother have agreed that she will be there for him as long as he wants her there. Reid said due to the fact he looks more like 15 than 18, people may try to take advantage of him and think he’s naïve.“If I do another season of my show Play by Play, I probably wouldn’t need her with me because I’m so close with everyone on set. Like with all the other actors and the crew and there’s no weird anything, so that would be fine. But doing something new, or if I had to go out of the country, she would come with me and I would want her to because you never know what’s gonna go down,” he said.Those interested in following Reid’s career can like his Facebook page, Reid Miller Actor, or follow him on Instagram @therealreidmiller. 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GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross students win awards in TIPA Competition

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first_img Pinterest Twitter GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross students win awards in TIPA Competition Previous articleMASTER GARDENERS: Celebrate Easter in your garden with the ‘long-flowered lily’Next articleREUNIONS: April 1, 2018 admin Facebook By admin – April 1, 2018 WhatsApp GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross students win awards in TIPA Competition ALPINE Sul Ross State University student journalists received 18 awards from the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) convention, held March 22-24 in Dallas.Sul Ross won seven first-place awards, four in yearbook competition, including best cover design and overall excellence for The Brand. Vashti Armendariz, Marfa, won both first and second place in two categories, feature page/spread design and inside news page design.In newspaper competition (The Skyline), Noah Fields, Newnan, Ga., won first place in the environmental portrait category. Jesus H. Guerrero, El Paso, won first place in sports page/spread design. Andrew Smith, Houston, was a first-place winner in the sports column category.Kacey Barton, Midland, placed second in both static graphic information and cartoon strip panel categories, and received an honorable mention in illustration competition. Magaly De Leon, Houston, received a second-place award in general news photo and third in sports feature photo competition.Malyssa Reed, Katy, placed third in critical review competition; Andrea Bode, Georgetown, was third in general news column; and Rainey Miller, Hico, placed third in general news photo. Susanna Mendez, Temple, received an honorable mention in the sports action photo category.All awards were received in previously-published categories.With the original 1909 meeting at Baylor, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) became the oldest state collegiate press association in the nation and has grown into one of the largest and most respected collegiate groups in the country.Contests have grown from three initial competitions to contests in general magazine, radio, television, online, two divisions of yearbook, two divisions of literary magazine and four divisions of newspaper, plus more than a dozen on-site contests during the annual convention. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Local News Pinterestlast_img read more

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Plea Moved In Delhi HC By A Student Who Was Denied Admission In Delhi Govt. School On Ground Of His Age [Read Petition]

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Moved In Delhi HC By A Student Who Was Denied Admission In Delhi Govt. School On Ground Of His Age [Read Petition] Sparsh Upadhyay19 Oct 2020 4:01 AMShare This – xA Writ Petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court against the action of Delhi Government to refuse the admission of the petitioner (Shekh Habibul) in Class XI in the academic year 2020-21 in a Government School, on the alleged ground that petitioner has crossed the age limit stipulated vide Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/ Sch. Br./2016/1553 (issued by the…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?LoginA Writ Petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court against the action of Delhi Government to refuse the admission of the petitioner (Shekh Habibul) in Class XI in the academic year 2020-21 in a Government School, on the alleged ground that petitioner has crossed the age limit stipulated vide Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/ Sch. Br./2016/1553 (issued by the Delhi Government).The Petition has been moved by the Petitioner/Student, one Sheikh Habibul through Advocates Ashok Agarwal & Kumar Utkarsh.It has been alleged in the Petition that the action of the Delhi Government violates the Fundamental Right to Education as guaranteed to the Petitioner under Articles 21 and 21A of the Constitution of India read with Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and Rules framed thereunder.The Writ Petition also challenges the legal and the constitutional validity of the said Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/Sch.Br./2016/1553 (issued by the Delhi Government).It has been argued that the Delhi Government has; vide the said Circular, without any justifiable rationale and basis, erroneously laid down the age criteria for non-plan admissions in Government Schools, seeking direct admission, in all classes up to Class XII for the academic session 2020-21.The said Circular inter alia provides that only those students, who have attained the age of 15 years but are less than 17 years, shall be granted direct admission in Class XI.The said Circular further provides that the age criteria laid down therein will not be applicable to Plan Admissions i.e. the existing students of Government Schools. It is to be noted that petitioner case is of non-plan admission and he has no gap.On 31.03.2020, the Petitioner Shekh Habibul was 18 years 06 month and 13 days old and he was forced to leave his private school due to financial constraints during the pandemic.He was studying in K.D. Model School at Bawana Road in Barwala since Class II. He passed his Class X CBSE examinations earlier this year.Further, it has been submitted that from September first week itself, the petitioner has been trying to get admission in Delhi Government School, namely, Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Prahalad Pur Delhi- 110042 under non-plan admission.It is also submitted that the petitioner has personally visited the school several times and has also applied for admission in class XI through online mode under non-plan admission for academic session 2020-21 which was not accepted by the website due to reason not known.That petitioner submits that when the respondent school denied admission to him, he visited Directorate of Education office and wrote a mail to Chief Minister also but all in vain as the petitioner has been suggested to opt for admission in correspondence/ Patrachar by the officers due.It has also been submitted that the respondent school as well as Directorate of Education office has verbally informed the petitioner that the petitioner cannot be granted admission in class XI in any of the respondent Government school on the ground of ineligibility of overage in terms of the Circular dated 19.09.2016 issued by the respondent Government impugned herein. It has been submitted that there is no justification on part of the respondent Government school to deny admission to petitioner on the alleged ground of his overage.Further, it has been pleaded that the petitioner has no gap in his studies and merely because he is getting admitted to a Government School, from a private school, cannot be the ground of differentiation from students those who are studying in Government school and are overage.GroundsIt has been contended in the plea that the Circular in question (of the Delhi Government) is utterly violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India for being devoid of any justifiable rationale to classify between children seeking admission to same standard.It has been submitted that respondent Government vide the said Circular has fixed the age criteria for admission to various classes, however differently for students who seek admission in its schools after leaving the previous private schools where they were earlier studying inter alia on account of inability to pay hiked fees, migration to Delhi from other states etc. referred to as Non-Plan Admissions as opposed to Plan Admissions i.e. the students already studying in the schools of the Delhi Government.Further, it has been pleaded that the students of latter category (students presently studying in Government Schools) are entitled to admission/promotion in the next class despite not fulfilling the said age criteria but no student of former category (who are migrating to Government Schools) can get direct admission if they do not satisfy the age criteria fixed in the said Circular.The impugned Circular is, as argued by the petitioner, unreasonable and unconstitutional and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India in as much as it causes discrimination among similarly placed students equally entitled to the Fundamental and human right to education as guaranteed by the Constitution of India.It has been maintained in the plea that the Delhi Government has erroneously misconstrued Section 4 of the RTE Act and read a restriction in the said section which does not exist. Section 4 or any other provision of the RTE Act does not prescribe any maximum age to be admitted in any class.Also, the plea argues that there is no provision in the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and the Rules framed thereunder stipulating any maximum age for admission to school.It has been submitted that the Delhi Government has gravely erred in pigeonholing the ‘age-class’ relation contemplated in Section 4 of the RTE Act the spirit behind which is to prevent any child from being deprived of learning merely because the child could not gain knowledge in the years his counterparts do.Thus, it has been argued that the restriction on admission imposed by the Delhi Government merely because of the age of a child is above the age of children who have already received such education is completely irreconcilable with the object sought to be achieved by the insertion of Article 21A in the Constitution of India and enforcement of the RTE Act.In the premise aforesaid, the petitioner has prayed before the Court that:-i) The Circular dated 19.09.2016 bearing no. DE. 23(363)/Sch.Br./2016/1553 issued by Delhi Government be quashed as it is arbitrary, discriminatory, illegal and violative of Articles 14, 21 and 21A of the Constitution of India and for being in conflict with the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973;ii) A writ of mandamus and certiorari or any other appropriate writ or directions be passed, thereby directing the respondents to grant admission to the petitioner, namely, Sheikh Habibulin Class XI in the academic year 2020- 21 in Respondent No. 2 School or in any of the respondent Government schools near his residence.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

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Challenges to Ohio’s stay-at-home order mount as lawmakers seek to limit health director’s power

By on May 18, 2021

first_imgaceshot/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Since March 22, more than 11 million Ohioans have been under a stay-at-home order. In recent weeks, the executive order has been met with protests and challenges — the latest from Republican lawmakers looking to limit the authority of the state’s health department during the coronavirus pandemic.On Wednesday, the Ohio House passed a bill that would limit the power of the state health director and give the legislature oversight of state health pandemic orders. On the same day, a Republican representative introduced another bill, dubbed the Need Ohio Working Act, that would speed up the state’s reopening by giving the Ohio General Assembly approval over any “draconian orders” from the governor or Ohio health department that shut down the economy. Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and the person who hired her, Gov. Mike DeWine, have quickly become unlikely national figures as the pandemic has spread. The New York Times called Acton “the leader we wish we all had,” and DeWine has been profiled admiringly in Time magazine and the Washington Post, and on the BBC.The state’s early mitigation measures included canceling Columbus’ popular Arnold Sports Festival, which was scheduled to start March 5, before there were any confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio. The Republican governor declared a state of emergency on March 9 when there were only three confirmed cases. On March 12, Ohio became the first state to close schools for an extended period. The stay-at-home order followed on March 22.“I think that clearly, Gov. DeWine will have to be chronicled as an early adopter of best practices, and taking political risk because he knew what he had to do,” Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., a health policy professor at Ohio University and host of the WCBE health care podcast Prognosis Ohio, told ABC News. “He saw this in ways that other governors did not.”Ohio has had 21,576 COVID-19 cases and 1,225 deaths, according to the latest data from the state.“In flattening our curve, it’s bought our state a lot of time,” Skinner said of the aggressive measures. “We never had capacity problems in our hospitals. That’s testament to that.”A revised executive order subsequently extended the lockdown until May 29, with provisions for reopening businesses over the coming weeks.Health care providers, general offices, and manufacturing, distribution and construction businesses have since been allowed to reopen, with retailers to follow suit on May 12.Still indefinitely closed are schools, restaurants, bars, barbershops, nail salons, child care services, gyms, movie theaters, museums and other nonessential businesses. DeWine said this week he should have an announcement about the timeline for reopening those businesses, including restaurants, daycare centers and hair salons, on Thursday.An April 27 poll from Baldwin Wallace University found that 85% of Ohioans surveyed approved of DeWine’s handling of the pandemic. But as the state begins to reopen, some say it’s not happening fast enough.Last week, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder criticized DeWine’s plan to keep small businesses closed until May 12 while larger chains are open.“As long as small retailers continue to be shut down while national chains are allowed to remain open, government is assisting in the demise of many great small businesses,” the Republican said in a statement, which also said the Ohio House felt “disregarded” by the governor’s administration.The Ohio House bill that passed Wednesday would limit any stay-at-home order issued by the Ohio health department to 14 days, with extensions subject to review by a House-Senate committee. It passed the House 58-37 and now goes to the Senate for approval.The Need Ohio Working Act is expected to be referred to a standing committee for further consideration.“It’s time to stop the madness and reopen Ohio,” State Rep. John Becker, a Republican who introduced the bill, said in a statement. “People tell me overwhelmingly that they want to get back to work and reopen society.”Nearly one million people in Ohio filed for unemployment over the last six weeks, the state reported Thursday.The Ohio Restaurant Association is pushing to reopen dine-in restaurants as early as May 15.“Every week that goes by will claim another percentage of restaurants that will never reopen, jobs that will disappear permanently, and communities that will be left without their local restaurants that are often the cornerstones of their downtowns and neighborhoods and fuel so much economic development,” the organization said in an April 27 statement.The bills follow a string of protests at the Ohio Statehouse against the governor’s stay-at-home order, as well as one in front of Acton’s residence over the weekend — a move DeWine criticized as “obnoxious.”DeWine also received backlash after mandating last week that all retail store customers wear masks; a day after announcing the measure on April 27, he walked it back, instead saying masks are strongly recommended.In response to Wednesday’s vote, DeWine said in a statement that “creating more uncertainty regarding public health and employee safety is the last thing we need as we work to restore consumer confidence in Ohio’s economy.”The actions in the legislature to limit the powers of the health director show “cracks” in the state’s so-far exemplary model, Skinner said. DeWine’s indecision on masks concerned some in the public health community that the state was also veering off course, he said.“I think we’re on a good trajectory if we can stick with it,” he said. “That could all be undone in the next weeks or months if we veer from that course.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Letters

By on May 12, 2021

first_img Previous Article Next Article LettersOn 20 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. This week’s lettersExposing sexism is just one step on the road to equalityI am very grateful to Personnel Today for exposing the Sunday Times’ ad withthe title, ‘What turns businessmen on? Domination’ (News, 6 April). However, your own headline: ‘Sexist Sunday Times angers female readers’,obscures the fact that many men also found this advert offensive, andregistered complaints with the Advertising Standards Authority. Some might argue that the boast of being the ‘most read publication amongbusinessmen’ is simply a representation of the ‘facts’. Perhaps – butrepresentations can be self-perpetuating. The danger is, the more we depict the business world as being male-dominatedand white, the more this is unlikely to change (there is still only one femalechair on the FTSE 100 after 30 years of the Sex Discrimination Act, as well asa 25 per cent pay gap). In addition to rendering business women virtually invisible from thebusiness world, this advert’s use of aggressive language in conjunction withsexual innuendo is a very disturbing development. In a world where sexual harassment and bullying are sadly all toocommonplace, this is not only irresponsible, but profoundly sinister in itsperniciousness. Tess Finch-Lees Independent Global Diversity Specialist Meaningful feedback is the key to success I read with great interest your recent article on ‘Failing to manageperformance’ (News analysis, 2 March). Poor business planning is one of the reasons that performance managementsystems fail. Many companies ‘forget’ to link business objectives to theirperformance objectives and what people do on a daily basis. This is crazy –individual and organisational outputs are directly linked. Even when businessplanning takes place, HR representatives are often excluded from suchdiscussion. This makes no sense as a company’s employee base represents (onaverage) 70 per cent of its intangible assets, and therefore a significantproportion of its value. Employee motivation remains a top priority for companies, yet overridingevidence suggests that performance management systems are actually having theopposite effect. This is because the systems in place are far too complex. HRjargon is used instead of concise language. Individuals need a clearperformance management system that outlines achievable goals, and willtherefore be motivating. Technology is not the answer. Managers need to be properly trained in givingmeaningful feedback and setting and monitoring realistic and relevantperformance objectives if employee motivation is to be sustained. Ilana Album Senior consultant, Credos Better rewards are not enough for staff I was concerned to read the article ‘Management is key as pay gap keepsgrowing’ in your 6 April issue. It makes me wonder whether the Government and HR really is at the bidding ofthe ‘fat cats’. It is insulting to those in lower-paid jobs that as the pay gapwidens, companies think they can console them with a more sophisticatedapproach to ‘rewards’, such as work-life balance and better working conditions.It is an admirable gesture, but these ‘rewards’ do not pay the bills. Muchof the stress exhibited in the workplace results from financial or emotionalworries. Fiona Digby-Ovens Administrator, Management Development Women need to be better represented I fully support Jane Goodwin’s letter (23 March). Initially, I thought I wasbeing over-sensitive to the gender issue when I tutted with indignation at themale-dominated articles presented to the largely female HR community. This current issue follows the narrowly aligned race and gender norms ofprevious Personnel Today issues. None of the articles focus on workplaceachievements or innovations steered by women. I would like you to reflect upon whether or not Personnel Today has achievedan accurate and fair representation of the contribution of women in HR. Caroline Millar Details supplied Employment law is getting in the way Caterers fed up with new employment regulations are not alone. The SmallBusiness Council’s research published last week illustrates what a bluntinstrument employment legislation has become. The study, carried out by Opinion Leader Research, showed many businessesare striving to improve employment practices, but few attribute their successto legislation. In fact, few believed new regulations were a positive force,and many felt changes in legislation were having a negative impact on employeerelations. The bottom line is that small businesses have a low awareness of employmentregulations, and see complying with them as a low priority. I firmly believe there are a host of more effective measures thanlegislation to encourage good employment practices. As William Sargent,chairman of the Small Business Council, explained at the launch of theresearch: “Policy makers need to consider alternatives to regulation,because regulation does not always work.” Sarah Anderson Chair, Regulatory Interest Group of the Small Business Council PT website needs to get down to business I really enjoyed your fun quizzes on the website. I scored full points onemployment law and top marks for suitability for homeworking. Any chance ofmore similar quizzes, perhaps on a more serious note? Jane Morgan Details supplied Please check out www.personneltoday.com in the ‘Test Yourself’ series.This time we tackle ethics. Is experience really that more important? One of your flexible learning advertisers repeatedly feeds us the headline‘Experience is Everything.’ If that really is the case, why is the advert trying to sell me a CIPDqualification? Mumtaz Habibi Details supplied Time for CIPD to give cheaper alternatives I currently work as personnel officer for Europe’s largest pelagicprocessor, and I have been trying to find a suitable distance learning route togain the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification.I have more than six years’ experience in the role, along with othertraining courses, and have dealt with all areas of personnel and HR. Unfortunately, the CIPD enforces a necessity to attend workshops on themainland UK, and are not prepared to listen to individual circumstances. If I followed a distance learning route, which can be expensive anyway, thenthe cost of the course would rise by around £1,200 for each visit to a weekendworkshop. I think that the CIPD and training providers should start to recogniseindividual circumstances, and try to sound a little interested when consideringalternatives such as local testing centres. Can anyone help? Chris Manson Personnel officer, Shetland Catch Ltd Civil service job cuts are not the solution Having worked alongside civil servants, I do not believe that simply cuttingthe number of jobs will improve efficiency (News Analysis, 30 March). I believe the management styles are inefficient, and that there is a highproportion of lethargy among long-term employees who are happy to sit andproduce the minimum required. This is not measured or monitored by senior managers and creates a negativeimage for the rest of the civil servants. Details supplied last_img read more

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Characterising optical array particle imaging probes: implicationsfor small-ice-crystal observations

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first_imgThe cloud particle concentration, size, and shape data from optical array probes (OAPs) are routinely used to parameterise cloud properties and constrain remote sensing retrievals. This paper characterises the optical response of OAPs using a combination of modelling, laboratory, and field experiments. Significant uncertainties are found to exist with such probes for ice crystal measurements. We describe and test two independent methods to constrain a probe’s sample volume that remove the most severely mis-sized particles: (1) greyscale image analysis and (2) co-location using stereoscopic imaging. These methods are tested using field measurements from three research flights in cirrus. For these cases, the new methodologies significantly improve agreement with a holographic imaging probe compared to conventional data-processing protocols, either removing or significantly reducing the concentration of small ice crystals (< 200 µm) in certain conditions. This work suggests that the observational evidence for a ubiquitous mode of small ice particles in ice clouds is likely due to a systematic instrument bias. Size distribution parameterisations based on OAP measurements need to be revisited using these improved methodologies.last_img read more

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UVU Athletics Enters Digital Partnership With KSL-TV

By on May 8, 2021

first_imgThis multi-year partnership also consists of exclusive content on the newly-created kslsports.com and will feature a UVU podcast hosted by Wolverines TV play-by-play voice Brandon Crow. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Wednesday, Utah Valley University’s athletic department announced a partnership with KSL-TV Channel 5 of Salt Lake City to digitally deliver home athletic events via streaming through the KSL-TV app to fans across the nation. KSLsports.com will also provide exclusive recaps and feature stories about Wolverines athletics. Brad James Written by Tags: Bonneville International/Brandon Crow/Dr. Jared Sumsion/KSL-TV/Tanya Vae/UVU Athletics This digital streaming partnership will deliver Wolverines baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling home events live through the KSL TV application and kslsports.com. April 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Athletics Enters Digital Partnership With KSL-TV This statement was made by Utah Valley interim athletic director, Dr. Jared Sumsion and Bonneville International Salt Lake City general manager Tanya Vae.last_img read more

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EAT opts for less contact

By on April 21, 2021

first_imgSandwich chain EAT is the latest firm to roll out contactless payment across its stores. Following a successful trial in 24 London based stores over the past 18 months, EAT will roll it out across its entire network of 100 stores from mid-November. The system allows customers to pay for items totalling £10 or less, by touching their credit card against a sensor. Rene Batsford, head of IT at EAT, said that the success and feedback from customers during the scheme’s trial period meant the decision to roll it out across the entire network was an easy one to make.More than 9,000 outlets in the UK, including branches of Subway, Pret a Manger, Coffee Republic and Krispy Kreme, now accept contactless pay-ments with Barclaycard’s OnePulse system.last_img read more

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