Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5/26/2018 4:18BUSINESS1700 block of S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL 5/22/2018 7:30amVEHICLE2300 block of E SEMORAN BLVD Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 5/26/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending May 26th shows 14 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:3 – Business0 – Residential11 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 5/24/2018 2:35pmVEHICLE3000 BLOCK of CRAIGSHER DR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5/22/2018 7:34amVEHICLE2500 block of E SEMORAN BLVD 5/24/2018 10:16amVEHICLE100 block of S FOREST AVE 5/23/2018 8:26amVEHICLE1000 BLOCK of WINDY WAY 5/23/2018 8:37amBUSINESS100 block of S PARK AVE 5/22/2018 5:52amVEHICLE3000 BLOCK of CHANDLER ESTATES DR 5/25/2018 3:51amBUSINESS100 block of S PARK AVE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 5/20/2018 12:39pmVEHICLE100 block of SEMORAN COMMERCE PL TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleComing to Netflix in June… and leavingNext articleFEMA approves $21 million to reimburse Florida recovery projects Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 5/23/2018 2:36pmVEHICLE4000 BLOCK of CHANDLER ESTATES DR 5/25/2018 10:23pmVEHICLE2300 block of E SEMORAN BLVD UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! 5/22/2018 9:34amVEHICLE3000 BLOCK of CHANDLER ESTATES DR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 5/21/2018 1:23pmVEHICLE500 BLOCK of LAKE BRIDGE LN Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Retail workers win wage increasesAs campaigns to raise the minimum wage to $15 continue to grow, some retail giants are acknowledging that struggle by granting minor pay raises to workers. Big box retailer Target, which employs some 347,000 workers in the U.S., announced plans March 18 to increase wages to at least $9 per hour in coming months. (New York Times, March 19) This followed an announcement by Walmart, which pledged to raise its base pay to $9 an hour by April and $10 by next February. (CNBC.com, Feb. 19) While the raises will benefit a total of more than 800,000 workers across the country, these concessions fall well short of workers’ demands for union jobs at living wages.McDonald’s “cynical and mean-spirited” stuntIn a move described by workers and advocates as a “cynical and mean-spirited” publicity stunt, McDonald’s announced April 1 — April Fool’s Day no less! — that the billion-dollar chain would increase average hourly pay from $9.01 to $9.90 by July. Buried in the fine print, however, is that the raise will apply only to 90,000 workers at about 1,500 restaurants owned by the fast food giant — only about 10 percent of the chain’s more than 14,000 U.S. restaurants. Some 90 percent of its restaurants are franchises whose 750,000 workers will remain unaffected by the wage increase. (reuters.com, April 2)Even workers whose pay will increase balk at the raise. Russ Davis, executive director of “Jobs With Justice” in Massachusetts, says, “Any raise for somebody who’s making that little amount of money is a good thing. But I don’t think any of the workers think that $10 an hour is enough to get by on, especially in Massachusetts.” (Boston.com, April 2)T-Mobile slammed for illegal, anti-union policiesIn an unprecedented ruling on March 18, the National Labor Relations Board found telecom giant T-Mobile guilty of illegal labor practices on a national scale. The ruling, which consolidated years’ worth of complaints from T-Mobile workers all over the country, found that management’s illegal, anti-union intimidation tactics were supported by policies originating from the company’s highest levels. Of 13 policies reviewed by the NLRB, 11 were found to be illegal, including punishing workers for discussing working conditions with each other — a necessary step in forming a union that workers have been organizing for with the Communication Workers for many years. Because additional complaints came to light during the trial, another is scheduled for June. Meanwhile, “T-Mobile Workers United” took to the streets in Albuquerque during the Cesar Chavez parade on March 28 to demand union recognition. (CWA-union.org/e-newsletter, March 19 and April 2)Oil workers remember fallen comradesMarch 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the 2005 Galveston Bay refinery explosion that killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others. The accident ignited a movement of union and nonunion workers and supporters to demand safety measures at refineries throughout the country. Since then, preventable workplace accidents have injured and claimed the lives of dozens more.Since February, thousands of United Steelworkers members have struck 15 refineries across the U.S. in the biggest oil refinery strike in decades. Their chief demand is for safer working conditions to prevent further injury and loss of life. As the USW fights for an industrywide contract to ensure the safety of all refinery workers, rank-and-file members vow to continue to “mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” (USW.org, March 21)Union stands up for equalityIndiana’s “license-to-discriminate” law, which would grant businesses legal protection to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer customers, drew such an intense outcry that Gov. Mike Pence was forced to amend the bill a week after signing it. Along with businesses opposing the law was the public sector workers union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Lee Saunders, the union’s first Black president, announced that AFSCME would move its 2015 women’s conference out of Indiana “as a sign of our disgust and disappointment” with the law, which “sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights.” (afscme.org/news, March 30)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleHouse Plans Action on GMO LabelingNext articleWould Pence as VP be Good for Agriculture? Hoosier Ag Today Corn Pollination Underway in Indiana Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Rain showers continued to be spotty throughout the State, with the North receiving minimal rains while the South experienced heavy downpours and high winds, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Despite the increased rainfall, portions of the State remained abnormally dry. Farmers in drier regions continued to use irrigation systems to maintain adequate moisture. Statewide precipitation was above average at 1.57 inches. Cooler temperatures helped to retain moisture received from the rains. The statewide average temperature was 73.9 degrees, 1.1 degrees below normal. There were 4.6 days available for fieldwork for the week ending July 10, down 0.7 days from the previous week.Corn silking was 18% complete in the North, 25% in Central, and 33% in South. Corn rated in good to excellent condition was 75% in the North, 80% in Central, and 61% in South. Early planted corn was reported to be in excellent condition, while later planted corn continued to show signs of stress. Some corn stands have been knocked down by strong winds. It is unknown if there is any permanent damage at this time. Final applications of fungicide and nitrogen have been applied.Hay and alfalfa growth has picked up some from the increased precipitation. Pastures in some areas have been slow to regrow. Livestock were reported in excellent condition with the cooler temperatures. Commercial zucchini harvest has begun. Blueberries were ripening quickly throughout the state. Other activities included certifying crops with FSA, hauling grain, and mowing roadsides.Winter wheat is 65% harvested in the North, 82% in Central, and 98% in South. Wheat harvest continued to progress quickly despite the rainy days. The crop was reported to look good coming out of the fields. Straw baling is well underway.By region, soybeans blooming was 42% in the North, 42% in Central, and 27% in South. Soybeans rated in good to excellent condition was 71% in the North, 81% in Central, and 60% in the South. Weed pressure was high in soybean fields, particularly giant ragweed, marestail, and Canadian thistle. Rain showers have made spraying challenging for some growers. Some soybean fields in the North were reported to look somewhat wilted from high humidity and hot temperatures. Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Pollination Underway in Indiana By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 12, 2016
President Xi Jinping, who has just been awarded another five-year term, has set about bringing the academic world to heel after previously gagging journalists and bloggers during his first term.During the Beijing International Book Fair in August, RSF urged international publishers not to get involved in the Chinese government’s censorship because this would just encourage the regime to escalate its demands.China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. November 8, 2017 – Updated on November 18, 2017 China censors German publishing house GREG BAKER / AFP RSF_en News April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence Economic pressurePredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence Economic pressurePredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet Follow the news on China News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further The owner of the science magazines Nature and Scientific American, as well as the Journal of Chinese Political Science and the publishing house Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature describes itself as “the world’s largest academic book publisher” and a “pioneer in the field of open research.”Springer Nature confirmed last week that it has blocked online access to around “one percent” of its articles from within China. The censorship affects such sensitive subjects – sensitive for the Chinese authorities – as Taiwan, Tibet, human rights and the biographies of Chinese leaders. The company said the choice of the articles was left to the Chinese authorities themselves, which takes censorship to a new level.The announcement comes less than three months after the Cambridge University Press, another venerable publishing house, reported that, at the Chinese government’s request, it was blocking online access from within China to 300 articles in the archives of its China Quarterly journal.After a storm of protests, the CUP eventually backed down and restored access to all the articles, but not before its reputation took a big knock. Another CUP publication, the Journal of Asian Studies, also reported being pressured by the Chinese authorities.Dangerous precedent“This censorship from Beijing sets a very dangerous precedent for the academic world,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “Soon, the Chinese government will no longer need its Great Firewall to prevent its citizens from accessing unwanted information, because it will have removed it from the source.” News Just months after the Cambridge University Press scandal, the German publishing house Springer Nature has likewise yielded to the Chinese government request to censor itself. March 12, 2021 Find out more
News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China to go further Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch on 20 October and urges the government to allow its citizens to access this special Twitter site, which is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.The site allows people to express their comments about the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 and their related hopes and wishes. The initiative has had a great response, including in China, where nearly 2,000 Internet users had left a message on the virtual wall – most of them demanding an end to censorship in China – before access was blocked.“Chinese Internet users must not be prevented from accessing the Berlin Twitter Wall,” said Reporters Without Borders, which supports this interactive campaign. “Initiatives like these are important platforms for the promotion of freedom of speech as well as for critical voices and protest.”The press freedom organisation added: “Just a few weeks ago, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Chinese representatives argued in favour of the promotion of cultural exchange. Yet many foreign news outlets and social-networking sites remain inaccessible to Chinese users.” The Berlin Twitter Wall website was launched by Kulturprojekte Berlin as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. By using the hashtag #fotw (fall of the wall), Twitter account holders can post comments wall that appear automatically on the berlintwitterwall.com site. Organisation Help by sharing this information News November 3, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more
GARDAI in Newcastle West are investigating the circumstances surrounding a violent, inter-family brawl that broke out on the Main Street of Rathkeale leading to the arrest if two men at the scene.At lunchtime last Thursday, one man is understood to have attacked another individual by using a key as a weapon and this sparked the introduction of more than a dozen people to the incident which is said to have escalated.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai were despatched to the scene and four patrol cars were present with members of the force there to bring the situation under control and quell tensions.Two men were arrested in the wake of the violent scenes but senior gardai said that no other weapons were used or produced during the course of the dispute. They were being questioned on suspicion of carrying out serious assaults.Those arrested, two males, one in his 40s and the other in his 30s were questioned at Newcastle West garda Station and later separately released. Files are being constructed and a number of statements have been taken with a view that a completed file would be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions/Further arrests are likely but gardai are adamant to conduct their investigations. Twitter Print WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsViolent scenes during Rathkeale daylight street brawlBy Staff Reporter – August 8, 2014 510 Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Email Previous articleRapist jailed over traumatic taxi hijackNext articleHostages critical of justice system Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – May 1, 2018 Twitter Twitter Facebook The City of Odessa and a local arts nonprofit will begin taking submissions this week from artists under a new program that will showcase works in City Hall.The Cultural Arts Program Exhibition Series, approved recently by the Odessa City Council, will acquire pieces on a year-long loan and display them on the fifth floor of City Hall, where the elected officials meet. After the loan period, the city will have the option to buy one of the pieces per year using hotel/motel tax money, but so far city officials say any cost of the program will be minimal.Interim City Manager Michael Marrero said the city wants to build a collection of art owned by the city.“Our hope is that we just not have it at City Hall, but we have it on this floor, every other floor and every other building that the city owns, giving a forum for the artists here to display their art,” Marrero said.Marrero and the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities, which recently rebranded as Odessa Arts, modeled the program after one in Austin. The program follows a $500,000 renovation of City Hall approved last year that included remodeling City Council chambers on the fifth floor. The walls today are blank.“There’s a lot of space in City Hall to fill — There’s a lot of space to put art,” arts council Executive Director Randy Ham said. “…It’s going to be a really great way to showcase the talent we have right here in Odessa.”Anticipated submissions will include photography by Odessa College faculty members Beckwith Thompson and Steve Goff, who presented pictures of flowers during the City Council meeting last week.Works chosen for public display will be selected by a committee still being formed that will include Marrero, Ham and other city officials. Ham said the committee would consider two-dimensional art first, with sculptures likely too cumbersome for City Hall’s fifth floor. The city will accept submissions for six weeks via the website publicartist.org, Ham said.“People can go into City Hall and say ‘Hey, that’s my granddaughter’s painting’ or ‘That’s my friend’s’, and it’s better to be able to say something like that versus ‘This a great picture, we know the name, but we don’t know who they are,” District 5 City Councilman Filiberto Gonzales said. “If it’s somebody that was raised here or that lives here and they give back to the community, why not do the same thing for them.”Odessa College photography faculty members Beckwith Thompson and Steve Goff showed Odessa City Council members two pieces they plan to submit for a new program that will showcase works of local artists at City Hall.Photos Courtesy of Beckwith Thompson and Steve GoffMore Information Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities. WhatsApp Local NewsGovernment New program seeks art for City Hall Facebook Pinterest Previous articleFire marshal says career was rewardingNext articleFive things you need to know today, May 1 admin
Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Six teenage boys have been arrested following reports of people on the roof of a school in Derry yesterday morning. The school is on Trench Road, in the Waterside area of the city.The boys, aged between 13 and 17, are being questioned about a number of offences, including criminal damage. Six teenagers arrested over criminal damage to Derry school Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleTwo search and rescue operations in the North West last nightNext articleDonegal’s lady footballers go unbeaten admin Homepage BannerNews Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By admin – April 10, 2016
Professional dilemmasOn 1 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Do you have an e-learning problem? Then ask our experts to find a solution.E-mail it to the address at the bottom of the page Many seem to learn by their mistakes with e-learning, but I don’t have thebudget to do this. I’m about to implement a programme of bespoke e-learning for300 call centre staff. Can you offer me a checklist to evaluate the variousoptions open to me? The fact you have identified the need for bespoke training is a plus. Whilethere is a lot of generic material, my experience with call centres is that theindividual nature of their operations means the generic route cannot meet yourrequirements, except at the basic level. A limited budget may tempt some to take shortcuts. Don’t. The most common,ill-advised step is to buy into a solution without establishing how you willassess the success of your programme. However, e-learning, and bespokee-learning in particular, works extremely well for call centre operations. Tryto manage your project in the following manner: – Decide on your desired result. Writing your evaluation plan now, even indraft form, will help in the long term. – Make sure you have the backing/buy-in of the management team and the endusers as both are crucial to a success. – Carefully select an e-learning provider to partner you in your project andmake sure you understand their implementation methodology and the products ortools they are recommending. – Gather the necessary people who will have a stake in the project’s success– trainers, IT/network people, user representatives etc. – Write a project plan for your team and your partner. A good partner willbe flexible and allow a few changes en route without cost implications. – A good partner will provide the e-learning tools/products and techniquesand you will provide subject matter expertise. In the end, you may want to ownthe e-learning tools, be trained on the techniques and be self-reliant for thefuture. Many clients prefer this as it reduces the time required fordevelopment. This will also give you the potential to slim down budgets in thefuture. Response provided by Jeff Harrison-Turner, managing director ofspecialist e-learning provider OP&S – www.ops.ltd.uk Comments are closed.