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Posted by: | Posted on: May 12, 2021

Foot-and-mouth threat to tourism

first_imgFoot-and-mouth threat to tourismOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Up to 100,000 jobs in the tourismindustry could be at risk due to the impact of the foot-and-mouth outbreak,according to the CIPD’s chief economist.John Philpott toldPersonnel Today that the disease would cause more harm to the UK’s economy in theshort term than the effect of the slowdown in the States.He said, “Themajority of people employed in farming are the farmers themselves rather thanhired workers, and they will take a knock in income.”Tourism is amuch bigger employment sector. There are 1.8 million people employed in tourismin the UK – you only need to have one in 20 affected to have 100,000 peoplewith their livelihoods under threat.”The good news isit a temporary effect lasting over the spring and the summer, but it mightcause a rise in unemployment.” Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 4, 2021

General Dynamics to Conduct Non-Nuclear Submarine Repairs

first_img View post tag: Non-nuclear View post tag: General Dynamics Back to overview,Home naval-today General Dynamics to Conduct Non-Nuclear Submarine Repairs View post tag: americas View post tag: repairs View post tag: conduct View post tag: Naval December 5, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic General Dynamics to Conduct Non-Nuclear Submarine Repairs Authorities General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $44,5 million modification to a previously awarded contract for non-nuclear submarine repair work on Groton-based submarines under the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative (NEMMI).Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will continue to provide staff and operate the NEMMI at the Naval Submarine Base, New London, in support of returning mission ready submarines to the fleet.Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by September 2015.Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $6,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”14624″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: submarine Share this articlelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2021

Adjunct Instructor College of Education

first_imgPosition Details Working/Environmental Conditions Hours of WorkTBA Essential Duties Summary Posting Details Desired start date Grant TitleN/A N/A Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. None required. Position End Date (if temporary) % FTE Security Sensitive Position?Yes Required Licensing/Certification Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Official TSU TitleAdjunct Instructor College of Education Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedurescenter_img Vary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Work Experience UA EEO Statement * Do you have a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accreditedfour-year college or university in Education or related field?YesNo Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited four-year collegeor university in Education or related field. Posting NumberTSU202222 Successfully teach courses in one of the four departments in theCollege of Education. Contribute to the department’s undergraduateand graduate teaching mission through excellent teaching skills forcourse delivery. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills inworking with diverse students, faculty and staff. This position isresponsible for delivering the content based on the accreditationstandards of the state and national organizations. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes Knowledge of content area for the department where the position ishoused. Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills.Preferable practical experience in the field of study. Close Date Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Education This is a part time teaching position in the College ofEducation. Successfully teach courses in the undergraduate and/or graduatecurriculum in the College of Education. Maintain proficiency incontent areas as needed by attending trainings and meetings.Responsible for completing, monitoring and assessing all necessaryrequirements of the student support in the College. Responsible forinteraction with students to support their needs as students in theCollege of Education. Demonstrated effective teaching thatencourages active earning in students. Other duties as assigned bythe Chairperson. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsTeaching PhilosophyOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: April 20, 2021

Grocery market growth slows

first_imgGrocery market growth has seen the biggest slump for 11 years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.  Overall market growth was at just 1.7% for the 12 week period between March and May 25 with the likes of leading supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons all being hit by declines, meanwhile Lidl and Aldi continue to advance ahead of the market.Out of the big four Asda has proved most consistent, managing unprecedented growth year-on-year while Waitrose has maintained its record share of the market at 5.1%.Edward Garner, director at Kantar Worldpanel said: “Despite the wider market slowing, Lidl achieved a record share of 3.6% this period, accelerating with its highest ever year-on-year growth of 22.7%. Similarly, Aldi has gained 35.9% and retains its record 4.7% share reached last period.Record share“At Waitrose, managing director Mark Price’s tactic of being “everything that the discounters aren’t” seems to have paid off for the retailer. By differentiating its offer, Waitrose has maintained its all-time record share of 5.1% secured last period. Meanwhile, Asda surpassed its rivals with a market-beating growth of 2.4%, lifting market share to 17.1%, compared with 17.0% a year ago.  Asda is the only large grocer to grow share year-on-year”.Between the smaller retailers Iceland’s growth rate has dropped back to average market levels with its share remaining at 2.0%, whereas Farmfoods is mirroring the likes of Aldi and Lidl, growing sales by 27.1%.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: March 1, 2021

Study shows female physicians paid less

first_imgA discernible gender gap exists in earnings by physicians working across a range of occupations in the United States.  That is the finding in a new study, “Trends in the Earnings of Male and Female Health Care Professionals in the United States, 1987 to 2010,” co-authored by Amitabh Chandra, professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). The paper was published in the Sept. 2 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. Chandra and his co-authors examined a range of data over a 23-year period, adjusting for hours worked in order to avoid overstating gender differences attributable to choices made by female physicians to work less. The analysis provided strong evidence that female physicians are underpaid compared to their male counterparts.“Adjusted earnings of male physicians in 1987-1990 exceeded those of female physicians by $33,840 (20 percent). There was no improvement over time in the earnings of female physicians relative to male physicians,” Chandra writes.  “Overall, the gender gap fell considerably outside of the health care industry but inconsistently within it.“The gender earnings gap for registered nurses and pharmacists was smaller than for physicians and workers overall, and it fell over time. For dentists, physician assistants, and health care executives, the gender gap was greater than for workers in a non-health care occupation and fell consistently only for health care executives,” he argues.The lessons for policymakers are evident, Chandra says.“While it is important to study gender differences in earnings after accounting for factors such as specialty choice and practice type, it is equally important to understand overall unadjusted gender differences in earnings. We performed the latter study,” he writes. “This is because specialty and practice choices may be due to not only preferences of female physicians but also unequal opportunities. For example, are unadjusted earnings differences between male and female physicians due to a preference of female physicians for lower-paying specialties [pediatrics or primary care] or do female physicians have less opportunity to enter higher-paying specialties despite having similar preferences as male physicians? The etiology of the persistent gender gap in physician earnings is unknown and merits further consideration.”Read the article on the JAMA Internal Medicine website.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 26, 2021

Memorial Mass celebrates life of Jake Scanlan

first_img“Jake loved and was loved. While Jake loved, our faith reminds us that God is love. Despite our struggles that God took a beloved member of our community away too soon, we can’t help but see how God poured his love into Jake’s heart, and man, did it change lives,” Fr. Pete McCormick, director of Campus Ministry, said in his homily at the memorial Mass to celebrate the life of junior Jake Scanlan. Scanlan, a resident of Siegfried Hall, died unexpectedly in his sleep Wednesday morning from what appear to be natural causes. Scanlan’s family and friends, residents of Siegfried Hall, and students, faculty and staff from across campus attended the Mass, which was celebrated by University President Fr. John Jenkins at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Thursday evening. McCormick described the 20-year-old mechanical engineering major from North Potomac, Maryland, as a “man for others.” “Jake was deserving of the spotlight, being a great athlete, great academic, loyal friend, faithful brother, loving son. Jake preferred to use his God-given talents to make others happy, living his life so authentically that he could not help but inspire others to do the very same,” he said. “In fact, it was pointed out that having an entire Mass for Jake would be enough for him to turn in the exact opposite direction, so not wanting to draw attention to himself, so rather being invested in others.”McCormick said he led a procession from Siegfried Hall on Wednesday evening to the Grotto after attending a standing-room only Mass in the Siegfried Chapel. “As we rounded the corner into the Grotto, coming down the steps, I realized that we were no longer just a group of Mass-goers having left Siegfried,” he said. “Instead, we were joined by hundreds of people from around campus who had come together to pray for this young man. All standing in silence, all standing in honor and prayerful respect of their friend and their brother.”After everyone had lit a candle, Fr. John Conley, rector of Siegfried, brought together those gathered at the Grotto, McCormick said.Margaret Hynds | The Observer “In that moment, though, something happened that I will never forget, as I stood there, huddled in the cold, my hands buried in my pockets, looking down in prayerful reverence. I immediately felt a large arm over my right shoulder and then another one over my left shoulder,” he said. “And as I looked up, what I realized was that not only were we drawing closer to the front rail of the Grotto, but we were doing so together, with arms outstretched …“And I thought to myself, how fitting that a young man who has committed himself to loving others, to giving of himself to others, to bringing others together, even in death, has the ability to, last night, bring so many together — and this night to bring so many people that we literally could not fit them all in the Basilica. What a beautiful thing that is.” Scanlan’s death leaves his family, friends and the Notre Dame community with “big, substantive questions,” McCormick said. However, he said people of faith are ultimately challenged to consider that a loving God would not leave Scanlan at death.  “That we understand just as God has blessed Jake with life … he will not leave him alone, abandoned,” he said. “And just as we support one another, as we continue to do now and into the future, God, too, calls Jake to himself, and invites him on a new journey — a journey to a deeper and fuller understanding of God, of life eternal. To a place prepared for us all, by Jesus, through his death and resurrection. … Jake’s life has not ended, it has merely changed.”Those whose lives have been touched by Scanlan can best honor him by building community, McCormick said. “In the minutes, and hours, days, weeks, and months and years ahead, all of us will be impacted by Jake and his death, in unexpected and sometimes confusing ways,” he said. “When those cases occur, instead of sinking into grief and despair, perhaps each of us might challenge ourselves to honor Jake’s life by reaching out to a friend, being intentional about helping others in need and, you know what, not always taking ourselves seriously. Because as Jake’s life demonstrated, sometimes what this world needs most is a good laugh.” After the concluding rites of the Mass, McCormick read a statement from the Scanlan family. “On behalf of the family, we’d like to thank everyone for the prayers, love and support shown during this difficult time. We all love Jake and are much better persons for having known him. And we are now better equipped to complete our mission on God’s behalf to achieve lasting eternity in heaven. May we always cherish and remember Jake’s humble demeanor, his big smile and his witty sense of humor. May God bless.” Tags: Fr. John Jenkins, Fr. Pete McCormick, Student deathlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

Broadway Loves Tuna: Oh, Hello Extends Again

first_imgJohn Mulaney & Nick Kroll in ‘Oh, Hello on Broadway'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 22, 2017 View Comments Oh, Hello on Broadwaycenter_img Oh, Hello has extended its Broadway run once again and will now play through January 22; it had previously been set to shutter on January 15. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s half-scripted, half spontaneous Great White Way debut was originally scheduled to run through January 8 at the Lyceum Theatre.Helmed by Alex Timbers, Oh, Hello centers on Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney), two outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers that the pair first began playing on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos and late night couches everywhere.Oh, Hello is Gil and George’s “memoir for the stage”—a laugh-a-minute, two-man tour-de-force that’s totally unprecedented. Tina Fey, Seth Rogen, Ben Platt, Alex Brightman and Josh Groban are just a few of the stars Gil and George have welcomed to the stage during the run.As recently announced, the Olivier-winning The Play That Goes Wrong will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre in March 2017. Related Showslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2020

Berger in The Hill: Time to repeal the Durbin amendment

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger slammed the ongoing negative impact of the Dodd-Frank Act’s Durbin interchange amendment in an editorial in The Hill Monday, emphasizing that the amendment has not passed on savings to consumers.“We know the amendment hasn’t helped American families. It’s been seven years since retailers promised consumers that they’d pay less at the checkout counter if Congress put price caps on debit card fees,” Berger wrote. “Analysis of Federal Reserve data shows retailers have pocketed about $42 billion during this period, and shoppers are still waiting for those rollbacks.“Federal Reserve data also shows that the Durbin amendment’s price cap negatively impacted small financial institutions,” he continued. “Despite the exemption for institutions under $10 billion, interchange revenue to credit unions and community banks has dropped, with a 16.6 percent decline in revenue from PIN transactions and 5.2 percent decline in revenue from signature transactions.”Berger noted that while the amendment’s provision concerning who chooses a network for card transactions “might sound like splitting hairs,” it has real consequences for credit unions and their members. “Having more than one network on a card was possible before Durbin, and many credit unions exercised that choice,” Berger wrote. “Now, it’s a government mandate, even if it’s not the best solution for cardholders.” continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 20, 2020

Inner City

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Posted by: | Posted on: October 17, 2020

BLOG: Time to End Unlimited Campaign Contributions in PA

first_img Government Reform,  Government That Works,  The Blog,  Transparency Pennsylvanians need to have confidence that decisions made by their government are the product of a robust competition of ideas, not rewards for the special interests with the deepest pockets.Right now, there are no limits on how much special interests can contribute to candidates.As part of his “Government That Works” Reform Plan, Governor Wolf supports strong campaign finance reform that would for the first time:Place limits on contributions to candidates seeking elected officeImplement aggregate limits for racesPlace sensible restrictions on Political Action Committees (PACs); andStrengthen reporting and disclosure requirements across the board.In addition, this legislation would prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal expenses, including legal fees.Pennsylvania is currently one of only twelve states that impose no contribution limits on individual donors. The Center for Public Integrity ranked Pennsylvania among the worst states on regulating political financing – giving us a grade of ‘F’ and a rank of 43 out of 50 states.From Pennsylvania’s report card:Are there regulations governing the financing of candidates and political parties? By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary In law, there are limits on political action committees’ donations to candidates and to political parties.NO BLOG: Time to End Unlimited Campaign Contributions in PA In law, there are limits on lobbyists’ donations to candidates and to political parties.NO In law, funds raised by outside groups in coordination with a candidate and then spent in support of that candidate are subject to donation limits.NO April 20, 2016center_img In law, there are limits on individual donations to candidates and to political parties.NO Read more posts about government reform.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By enacting strong new campaign finance measures, we can help restore confidence in government, and curtail the role of campaign spending in our political process. In law, all current and former candidates/elected officials are prohibited from the personal use of campaign contributions.NO SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more