Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefManufacturing slump Demand for manufactured goods in the UK and abroad has weakened this yearwith economic growth looking sluggish, according to the CBI. Its report onAugust’s Industrial Trends Survey, shows that four out of 10 manufacturersreported low orders. It polled over 1,200 manufacturing companies. www.cbi.org.ukTransparent pay bid The average annual salary increase for employees in the manufacturing anddistribution sectors this year is 3.3 per cent – the same as last year. But,according to research by HR consultancy William M Mercer, employees fear fortheir jobs and want more pay transparency from their employers. www.wmmercer.comWomen climb ladder One-third of UK directors are women, according to a report by Equifax. Womenare also getting to the boardroom faster than men and now account for more thanhalf of all directors aged between 21 and 40. They are also taking more seatsin the traditionally male roles of software consultancy and propertymanagement. www.equifax.com800 to go at Toshiba Japanese electronics giant Toshiba is to shed 18,800 jobs worldwide due tothe slump in the global semiconductor market. A third of the company’s 21manufacturing plants will close over the next two years and the restructuringwill cost the company nearly £700m. www.toshiba.comUnions boost services Trade unions have introduced 48 new services for members, and plan tointroduce a further 25 over the next six months, claims a TUC survey releasedtoday. The Trade Union Trends Survey shows that most are financial services andinclude shopping discount schemes and insurance provision. www.tuc.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
August 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Blank I-Cubs Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Des Moines, IA) — Five pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout as the Bees blanked the I-Cubs 2-0 in Des Moines.Tyler Stevens worked three innings to earn the win. Alberto Triunfel and Jared Walsh homered to provide the offense for Salt Lake. Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees
Written by March 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Duncan’s 4 TD passes help Tarleton St. beat Dixie St. 37-15 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Steven Duncan threw four touchdown passes, Tariq Bitson had 12 receptions for 202 yards and two TDs, and Tarleton State beat Dixie State 37-15.Duncan was 23-of-33 passing for 347 yards with no interceptions and no sacks. He hit Dray Roberson for a 21-yard score to open the scoring midway through the first quarter and connected with Marvin Landy for a 6-yard touchdown to make it 34-3 early in the fourth quarter. Tarleton State (3-2) avenged a 26-14 loss to the Trailblazers (1-2) on Feb. 27.Dixie State backup quarterback Kobe Tracy threw two touchdown passes, including a 49-yarder, to David Fisher. Tracy came on late in the third quarter and finished 6-of-17 passing for 123 yards with no interceptions. Tags: Dixie State Trailblazers Football/Steven Duncan/Tarleton State Texans Associated Press
View post tag: Navy HMAS Collins Wraps Up Exercise Bersama Shield 2012 View post tag: HMAS Collins View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Wraps View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Shield HMAS Collins has successfully wrapped up Exercise Bersama Shield 2012 after a series of challenging, high intensity evolutions in the South China Sea.The exercise consisted of a shore phase, a structured integrated period at sea and finally a freeplay or open conflict phase.HMAS Collins commanding officer, Commander Jason Cupples, says his mission was to disrupt the activities of the Five Power Defence Agreement task group that included ships and aircraft from the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand.“The crew performed exceptionally well,” CMDR Cupples said.“We were in a highly demanding environment demonstrating the skills required to operate in very shallow water, high contact density operating area.“It also showed the flexibility and resilience of HMAS Collins after we participated at short notice in the fleet concentration period, Ex-Triton Storm 2-12 and complex group warfare week, only four days prior to deploying.”CMDR Cupples also praised the professionalism and capability of the crew.“This was reflected in the outstanding results we achieved throughout the exercise and highlighted by the submarines ability to remain undetected and achieve our aim – the simulated destruction of the enemy task group.”CMDR Cupples says the effectiveness of the Collins Class submarine against exceptionally capable anti-submarine warfare ships and aircraft was clearly demonstrated.“The high number of successful simulated attacks we conducted on the task group provided further proof that the Collins can operate independently against a highly capable threat in an unfamiliar and demanding environment a long way from home,” CMDR Cupples said.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 18, 2012; Image: Australian Navy May 18, 2012 Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: up Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Collins Wraps Up Exercise Bersama Shield 2012 View post tag: BERSAMA Share this article
7 Innocent People Spend Time In Indiana Jail For New TV Showby IL for www.theindianalawyer.comSeven innocent civilians agreed to spend two months in an Indiana jail and have their experiences filmed for an A&E Network series, “60 Days In,” that will air starting next month.Backgrounds of the fake inmates, whose jail time ended in December, were kept from both corrections officers and real inmates at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Even though one of the participants dropped out after being punched by an inmate, the show’s producer and Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel said Wednesday that the stunt was worth the risk.“We wanted to create a show that really shows what it is like to do time, from a perspective that hadn’t been seen before,” said Gregory Henry, executive producer for the Lucky 8 TV production company.The 12-episode series begins 9 p.m. EST Thursday, March 10, with two back-to-back episodes, then moves to 10 p.m. EST starting March 17.The civilians all had their reasons for participating. One woman was a social worker hoping to put an end to gang violence, one was an ex-Marine who thought the experience would help him become a DEA agent, one was a teacher who wanted to tell students where bad choices can lead them, and one young man wanted to get a sense of what his jailed brother was going through.Hundreds of cameras followed them. Inmates and guards were told producers were filming a series about the experiences of first-time prisoners, leaving out the detail that they weren’t real prisoners.“The whole program was kind of hidden in plain sight,” Henry said.Participants received counseling and training in advance and were watched constantly. They had a safe phrase — “I really miss the coffee” — and a visual cue of putting a towel on their heads that signaled to producers that they wanted to be removed from a potentially dangerous situation.“I’ve never been able to see the moment when the slammer door shuts and someone is standing alone in a pod realizing what they had gotten themselves into,” Henry said. “It was very real for everybody.”Noel, who took office last year, said he was trying to clean up a 500-inmate jail where drugs seemed more available than they were on the streets. He considered bringing undercover police officers into the facility to provide intelligence of what was really going on but couldn’t get anyone to commit to a stay beyond two or three days.The fake inmates helped provide a mother lode of information that Noel and his colleagues said they’re still sifting through, like how contraband weapons were made. Shortly after they got in, new inmates were told by longtime inmates that they wouldn’t be permitted to use the bathroom safely unless they paid some sort of bribe.“We learned stuff that the most experienced corrections officer we had never knew was going on,” Noel said.To him, that made the program worth the risk of the bad publicity that could have resulted if something went terribly wrong for one of the inmate impersonators.“Normal people that have never gotten in trouble before are going to be blown away by what goes on in a jail,” he said. “I hope it is a real deterrent for them.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
MAIB’s report on a man overboard from the fishing vessel Illustris on 12 November 2017 with loss of 1 life, is now published.The report contains details of what happened, the subsequent actions taken and recommendation made: read more.A safety flyer to the fishing industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced. Press enquiries Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015 Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292
Morrisons is to begin home deliveries next year after agreeing a deal that could cause problems between Ocado and Waitrose.Waitrose has demanded to see details of the distribution deal, which will allow Morrisons to start grocery deliveries by next January. It has instructed lawyers to examine its existing contract with Ocado to find out whether the company has breached its terms. A spokesman for Waitrose said: “What we have to decide is whether Ocado is introducing a competitor into the marketplace.”
Patisserie Valerie is to open a new site in Worthing later this year.The unit, which will create 20 job opportunities, will be located in Worthing’s Montague Quarter and is the first Patisserie Valerie café to open in the area.The Worthing café will serve Patisserie Valerie’s range of gateaux and patisseries and will also be offering its signature Afternoon Tea, including: a range of decadent finger sandwiches, miniature cakes and patisserie bites, as well as plain and fruit scones served with jam and clotted cream.Customers will also be able to order and collect celebration cakes for all occasions, as well as wedding cakes.The site launch is part of the company’s rapid expansion strategy to open 20 new cafés annually. The firm recently opened three new sites, in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage.A spokesperson from Patisserie Valerie told British Baker: “We are pleased to have signed a deal to take space in the exciting new Montague Quarter development in Worthing, showing our commitment to the town and its residents.“We are looking forward to joining the other new names currently under offer, who will collectively invest in the town centre and create a thriving restaurant quarter for Worthing.”Patisserie Valerie currently operates over 145 stores across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Adding to the already impressive roster of Las Vegas, NV concerts set for this Halloween weekend, electronic-rock producer duo BoomBox has announced a late-night performance at House of Blues Las Vegas after the second of four Phish shows at MGM Garden Arena on Saturday, October 29th. BoomBox, made up of longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux, will hit the stage at 1am (technically early-morning on Sunday, October 30th) for what is sure to be a funky late-night dance party!For more information and to purchase tickets, head here.
Joe Marcinek Band Featuring Joey Porter And Tony Hall Release Video Of New Tribute Song To Bernie Worrell
The Joe Marcinek Band just released a new video from their album-release party at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin, on December 14th of last year. The video shot by Joe Ramos captures the band, which, in addition to Marcinek, consists of Joey Porter (The Motet), Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk), Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company), Jonathan Hoel, and Andrew Traverse, performing the song “Bernie” off the ensemble’s latest album, SLINK.The track is a tribute to funk icon Bernie Worrell, the elite keyboard player associated with Parliament Funkadelic, The Talking Heads, and a great number of other acts, who was working on the track for SLINK before his death. Worrell recorded the lead melody for the song at his home studio in March of 2016, with the track becoming a living tribute to the legendary musician and taking the title “Bernie” after his passing later in the year in June. Marcinek had this to say of the band’s performance of “Bernie” captured in the new video: “This was the first time I had been back to the High Noon Saloon since playing there with Bernie on January 2nd, 2016. It was very emotional for me to be playing a song Bernie had recorded but never got to play live. Our drummer, Pete Koopmans, said he could feel Bernie’s spirit in the air.”You can watch the Joe Marcinek Band perform “Bernie” below, courtesy of the band.Upcoming Joe Marcinek Band Dates4/20 – Showboat Saloon – Wisconsin Dells, WI featuring Kofi Baker (Son of Cream Drummer Ginger Baker) and Buddy Pearson4/28 – Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN4/29 – Lamascos – Evansville, IN5/4 – Howlin Wolf – In the Den – New Orleans, LA featuring: All Star Super Jam5/6 – Maple Leaf Bar – New Orleans, LA part of the 3am All Star Super Jam with Terrence Higgins, Nigel Hall, Roosevelt Collier and Nate Edgar5/11 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) and Alvin Ford JR (Pretty Lights)5/12 – Crazy Horse Saloon – Nevada City, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) and Alvin Ford JR (Pretty Lights)5/13 – Boom Boom Room – San Francisco, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) and Alvin Ford JR (Pretty Lights)5/18 – Winstons – San Diego, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company) and Joel Meyer5/19 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company) and Joel Meyer5/20 – The Trip – Santa Monica, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company) and Joel Meyer