Two chances left to attend a day on safety

first_imgIOSH is working in partnership with DuPont UK, Personal Protection, 3M UKand Respirex International again to offer members the opportunity to attend ‘Aday on safety’. Complementing the theme of the European Health and Safety Week (13-17October) on hazardous substances, the seminar is aimed at safety professionalsin industry and public services. With a combination of speaker presentations and practical sessions, theevent will provide invaluable information on legislation, and the correctselection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Subjects covered will include the principles of risk analysis, choosingsuitable PPE, respiratory protection and selection and the use and maintenanceof chemical protective clothing. Delegates can also take part in a hands-on workshop in small groups to lookat practical problems in the use of PPE. Two seminars have already taken place in Cardiff and London, but there aretwo more chances to attend this highly informative event. On Thursday, 20November, it will be held at Liverpool Football Club, and on Thursday, 4December, it will be at the Riverside Stadium. The seminars cost £35 (including VAT) per delegate, and places in Liverpooland Middlesbrough are strictly limited. Administration is being undertaken byThe McOnie Agency on behalf of the sponsors. To book, please call Alison Green at The McOnie Agency on 01483 487661,or visit www.mconieagency.com/ados_registration/index.htm Previous Article Next Article Two chances left to attend a day on safetyOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

REBNY taps Patrick Jenkins to consult on “job creation,” pandemic recovery

first_imgEmail Address* Share via Shortlink Patrick B. Jenkins and REBNY President James Whelan (Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates, REBNY) As the threat of a pied-à-terre tax mounts, an entity tied to the Real Estate Board of New York has hired a consultant who worked to kill the measure last year.But the consultant, Patrick Jenkins, says he isn’t tackling the controversial tax, nor other hot-button industry issues, including a proposed blanket eviction moratorium.Rather, “the work is to focus on job creation and job growth coming out of this crisis,” he said.Putting New Yorkers to Work, headed by REBNY President James Whelan, hired Jenkins’ eponymous firm in October, recent filings with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics show. A spokesperson for REBNY said the group brought Jenkins on to “provide strategic advice on positioning the organization to promote job creation efforts.” His $20,000-a-month contract with the group runs through the end of next June.ADVERTISEMENTJenkins said he registered as a lobbyist for the group out of an abundance of caution, but that he was not hired to lobby on behalf of Putting New Yorkers to Work. According to Jenkins’ registration, his potential focus as a lobbyist would be related to “taxation issues” at the state and city level, as well as “real property issues.” The state filing indicates that his firm expects to target the state legislature, the governor and City Council.Last year, developer William Zeckendorf hired Jenkins to lobby against the proposed pied-à-terre tax, which was ultimately abandoned in favor of a one-time transfer and mansion tax. Elected officials have indicated that they plan to make the tax on second homes a priority in 2021.Earlier this year, a business coalition funded by REBNY, the Five Borough Jobs Campaign, tapped Jenkins to push for the renewal of the Relocation and Employment Assistance Program. The tax incentive was renewed through July 2025 as part of the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget.Jenkins is well-connected, as a long-time friend and political consultant to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Most recently, a financial disclosure report released on Friday shows Jenkins was paid nearly $4,000 for work for Heastie in July.Since at least 2011, Putting New Yorkers to Work has targeted construction labor and other issues. In 2015, the group rolled out ads targeting a prevailing wage provision that was proposed as part of a renewed 421a. Last year, the group homed in on measures that would have required union-level construction wages on all public projects. That bill didn’t pass in 2019, but a different version that applied to projects costing more than $5 million and where public funds cover at least 30 percent of construction financing was approved in the 2021 budget.Now the industry faces the prospect of the state legislature holding a special session in the final weeks of December. Heastie has indicated that he supports raising taxes on wealthy earners before the end of the year. Meanwhile, members of the legislature are pushing for a blanket moratorium on evictions.Contact Kathryn Brenzel Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* TagsPoliticsReal Estate Board of New YorkReal Estate Taxeslast_img read more

BYU-Utah Football Game Officially Canceled

first_img Written by Tags: BYU Football/Utah Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday evening, the Pac-12 confirmed they will only be playing a conference football schedule this season.This results in the BYU-Utah football game, slated for September 3 at Rice-Eccles Stadium, being canceled.The Utes have won the last nine games in the series.The last time the bitter rivals missed a game was in 2014 when then-Utah athletic director, Dr. Chris Hill, opted out of a game against the Cougars to play at Michigan.Before 2014, the only interruption in this rivalry occurred during World War II (1943-1945).Pauses in the rivalry were slated for 2022 and 2023 as the Utes will be playing Florida in a home-and-home agreement.The series is expected to resume in 2024.The Cougars are expected to have only seven games for the 2020 college football season.The Utes lead this series 59-31-4 (.649) all-time. July 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU-Utah Football Game Officially Canceled Brad Jameslast_img read more

Oklahoma City visits Utah following Mitchell’s 42-point showing

first_imgApril 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Oklahoma City visits Utah following Mitchell’s 42-point showing Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Oklahoma City Thunder (20-33, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (40-14, first in the Western Conference)Salt Lake City; Tuesday, 7 p.m. MDTLINE: Jazz -16.5; over/under is 223.5BOTTOM LINE: Utah hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder after Donovan Mitchell scored 42 points in the Jazz’s 125-121 loss to the Wizards.The Jazz are 18-8 in conference games. Utah has a 26-14 record when allowing 100 or more points.The Thunder are 3-7 against opponents from the Northwest Division. Oklahoma City has a 5-24 record in games decided by 10 or more points.The two teams matchup for the second time this season. The Jazz defeated the Thunder 110-109 in their last meeting on Dec. 28. Bojan Bogdanovic led Utah with 23 points, and Luguentz Dort paced Oklahoma City scoring 26 points.TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell is averaging 26.6 points and 5.3 assists for the Jazz. Joe Ingles is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers and 11.7 points over the last 10 games for Utah.Ty Jerome ranks second on the Thunder averaging 3.7 assists while scoring 9.8 points per game. Moses Brown is averaging 10.9 rebounds and 11.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 7-3, averaging 118.8 points, 49.2 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 43.6% shooting.Thunder: 1-9, averaging 101.3 points, 46.6 rebounds, 20.9 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.1 points on 48.8% shooting.INJURIES: Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Mike Conley: out (rest), Jordan Clarkson: out (ankle).Thunder: Josh Hall: day to day (concussion-like symptoms), Aleksej Pokusevski: out (arm), Mike Muscala: out (ankle), Isaiah Roby: day to day (concussion), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: day to day (foot).center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

Belvoir set to double number of rent guarantee policies as tenant fee ban looms

first_imgHome » News » Belvoir set to double number of rent guarantee policies as tenant fee ban looms previous nextRegulation & LawBelvoir set to double number of rent guarantee policies as tenant fee ban loomsFranchising giant Belvoir says its partnership with Let Alliance is paying dividends as its franchisees find alternative ways to drive revenue from lettings.Nigel Lewis23rd July 201801,579 Views Letting agents worried about losing income when the tenant fees ban goes live next year may have at least one revenue lifeline open to them, if claims by franchised agency brand Belvoir are to be believed.The company says it expects half of its 56,000 properties under management to be covered by rent guarantee policies by the end of next year, insurance that it will sell to its landlords in partnership with Let Alliance.This ambitious sales target follows an announcement over the weekend that it has already achieved 10,000 of this target, or some 17% of its properties.Belvoir, which signed a partnership with Let Alliance 18 months ago, has been endeavouring to find ways for its franchisees to replace lost income from tenants following the fees ban.Let AllianceThe Let Alliance deal enables Belvoir’s franchisees to access several other paid-for products including tenant referencing, a replacement deposit scheme and both landlord and tenant insurance.“Working with Let Alliance is making a real difference to the service we are able to offer to landlords and tenants,” says Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir (pictured, left).“The lettings market is changing, and together Belvoir and Let Alliance have responded. We are becoming much more tenant centric, and in a world where tenants are exempt from fees, it is crucial that we are able to offer them products and services that they want and value.”To celebrate the 10,000 property milestone Let Alliance took several of the key Belvoir agents responsible for the rent guarantee sales increase to New York for an all-expenses-paid weekend (pictured, right).This included franchisees from Lincoln, Milton Keynes, Northwich & Congleton, Peterborough and Warrington.  tenants rent guarantee Belvoir Dorian Gonsalves draft tenant fees bill fees ban July 23, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Belvoir Brighton completes on £1million acquisition

first_imgNathan Crombie and Wai LamBelvoir has completed on a £1m acquisition by franchisees Wai Lam and Nathan Crombie in Brighton.“I am very pleased to confirm that Belvoir Brighton has completed on the acquisition of Homelets Brighton,” says Belvoir CEO Dorian Gonsalves. “Wai Lam and Nathan Crombie joined Belvoir in 2015, having bought the business from a franchisee. They possess all the qualities and ambition needed to transition from the journey of new franchisees through to securing a million pound acquisition in such a short time. “This is a highly significant acquisition. Homelets Brighton, operational for 25 years, has tripled the size of their business, adding a further 339 properties to their lettings portfolio. Nathan and Wai also offer a residential sales service, I am confident that this acquisition will be of enormous benefit to the business, the brand and also to local landlords, tenants and investors. We wish them every success.” Nathan said, “Wai and I have been looking for an opportunity to grow our business for some time, and when this opportunity was brought to our attention by the Belvoir acquisition team, it seemed ideal. We took time to get to know the business and understand what this would mean and we look forward to expanding our client base and working with new landlords and tenants.Homelets Brighton Nathan Crombie acquisition Belvoir Dorian Gonsalves February 3, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Belvoir Brighton completes on £1million acquisition previous nextAgencies & PeopleBelvoir Brighton completes on £1million acquisitionThe Negotiator3rd February 20200162 Viewslast_img read more

U.S. Navy Bonhomme Richard strike group starts patrol

first_img Share this article U.S. Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group departed White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, to begin a routine regional patrol on March 8, 2017.USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and the USS Ashland (LSD 48), together with embarked marines and sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit will support U.S. Pacific Command theater security cooperation initiatives during the patrol.“This patrol is an excellent opportunity to refine our crises response capabilities and further our partnership with Amphibious Squadron 11,” said Colonel Tye Wallace, commanding officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. “We are looking forward to the patrol and I know we will return as a stronger Navy-Marine Corps team.”The patrol is the culmination of a multi-month unit-level phased training and readiness cycle conducted by both the 31st MEU and ships of the BHR ESG.More than 2,300 marines and sailors from the 31st MEU are embarking the ships of the BHR ESG, for a total composite of nearly 4,400 service members across the force. View post tag: US Navy U.S. Navy Bonhomme Richard strike group starts Asia patrol March 8, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Bonhomme Richard strike group starts Asia patrol View post tag: USS Bonhomme Richard Authorities View post tag: BHR ESGlast_img read more

Ocean City $9 Million Land Deal Appears Off

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian reads from his statement that he will ask City Council to withdraw the funding ordinance for the $9 million land deal. By Maddy Vitale Mayor Jay Gillian told City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting that the city will not be making a $9 million purchase of a large lot adjacent to the Ocean City Community Center between 16th and 17th streets that he had hoped to preserve as open space.Fairness In Taxes, a local government watchdog group, submitted an amended petition Monday in an effort to force a public referendum on the proposed property deal.FIT’s issue was not with the purchase, but with the price, believing the city was going to grossly overpay for the land.Funding for the purchase was approved by City Council in September to protect the tract from high-density housing construction, Gillian said. However, the sales agreement between the city and the owners, brothers Harry and Jerry Klause, expires Oct. 31. The petition makes the agreement null and void.“This petition prevents the city from completing the purchase before then,” Gillian said, noting that the next City Council meeting would fall after that date.“Because buying the property is no longer an option, there will be no need for a public vote,” Gillian said. “I will recommend that City Council repeal the funding ordinance at the next public meeting.” Members of City Council listen to the mayor talk about the petition drive.FIT attempted earlier this month to collect enough signatures from registered voters to put the land deal on the ballot. City Clerk Melissa Rasner ruled on Oct. 10 that the petition contained 399 valid signatures, far short of the 597 she said were needed for a referendum under state law.On Monday, FIT submitted the amended petition containing more signatures. The number of signatures has not yet been made public pending a review by Rasner.“The city clerk is in the process of certifying the petition, and it appears to include a sufficient number of signatures,” the mayor said.FIT is not opposed to the city buying the land for public use, but believes the $9 million price tag is between $2.5 million and $3 million too high. The organization has disputed the findings of two independent appraisals conducted for the city that valued the land at $8.3 million and $9 million, respectively.“The mayor’s statement speaks volumes. We agree with the purchase, but not for $9 million,” FIT Vice President Dave Breeden said in an interview after the Council meeting.Dave Breeden, vice president of FIT, local watchdog group, says the members are not opposed to the deal, just the price.Over the months, the mayor has expressed concern that a referendum would delay the land deal from going through, possibly forcing the city to engage in a bidding war with housing developers over the property. A bidding war, Gillian has said, could doom the city’s attempt to buy the property, and the tract could end up in the hands of housing developers. Encompassing nearly an entire block, the land is bordered by Simpson and Haven avenues between 16th and 17th streets and was formerly occupied by a now-closed Chevrolet dealership.Gillian and City Council have stated the property deal would be a benefit for the community. They discussed the possibility of preserving the land for public use or using it as the site for a new police station.The alternative could be 29 coastal cottages, a type of densely packed housing construction that city officials warn would add to the town’s overdevelopment.last_img read more

Délifrance tempts with sweet brioche

first_imgFrench bakery manufacturer, Délifrance UK, has added a hazelnut and chocolate-flavoured brioche to its range. The product has a chocolate filling with crushed hazelnuts and is produced using French flour. It is ready to thaw and serve in two hours and is sold in packs of 30.Délifrance UK’s category manager, Lucy Pickersgill, said: “Chocolate is a popular flavour with the majority of bakery products. We are proud to be launching the first ever chocolate and hazelnut brioche and will continue to innovate, providing top-quality products.”[http://www.delifrance.com]last_img read more

St. Joseph County Schools releasing preliminary reopening plans

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter (Photo supplied/Michigan News Service) PHM, Mishawaka, and South Bend schools have all released details into what their districts will be doing to prepare students to return to the classroom. None of the schools have released any final decision on face-to-face learning decisions yet but those are expected relatively soon.Below are details by district as released to the public:PHM PLAN OUTLINE:First day for Penn-Harris-Madison is still Wednesday, August 19 (gr. 1-12), and the first day for kindergarten will be Thursday, August 20School will be in session five days per week, Monday-FridayTo conduct Face-to-Face instruction, certain safety measures must be in place to protect everyone’s safety. P-H-M joined with South Bend Community School Corp., School City of Mishawaka, and John Glenn School Corp. to work with St. Joseph County Health Department to develop the expectations outlined below for students and employees to follow when school starts in the fall:-Per the St. Joseph County Health Department Public Health Order, staff and students are required to have a mask (face covering) with them at all times. There will be times indoors or in enclosed spaces that 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.-Students and staff will be required to be fever free for 72 hours without use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.-To maintain safe social distancing, lunch times will be staggered and available open space will be maximized.-Restrict visitors and guests in our school buildings.-Maximize instructional space and scheduling flexibility.-Employee enhanced cleaning procedures with additional hand sanitizer stations.-Identify and separate space in school clinics to treat symptomatic students.-Discontinuation of perfect attendance incentives for the 2020-21 school year.In addition to these jointly agreed upon procedures, this is specifically what P-H-M will be doing:Safety protocols and procedures-PHM will provide all students and employees with two (2) reusable masks (face covering).-Individualized school plans (which will be shared by early August) will ensure that social distancing can be maintained whenever possible-Arrival/Dismissal will be staggered with multiple entry points being utilized to reduce congestion-Breakfast/Lunch will be pre-packaged-Restroom breaks will be scheduled-All spaces will be sanitized frequently with enhanced cleaning procedures-Allow the use of a water fountain for bottle or cup refills only-Safety considerations of physical spaces-Classrooms will be reorganized to maximize available space-Sharing instructional materials will be limited-Larger spaces will be repurposed to accommodate social distancing as often as possibleStudent educational opportunities that remediate, accelerate, and enrich learning-Teachers will formatively assess students to diagnose lost learning while also focusing on grade level content to advance students academically.-Teachers will monitor student progress and adjust supports as needed in order for appropriate academic growth.In addition, we also want our families to know that we intend to offer Kids Club (before and after school) this fall. The same safeguards will be put into place at Kids Club as are done during the regular school day.MISHAWAKA OUTLINESchool City of Mishawaka announced preliminary details of the district’s plan for reopening in the fall while following safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The district plans to release its reopening plan the second week of July. Until then, they wanted to communicate key details already decided.-In coordination with the other districts in St. Joseph County, School City of Mishawaka will return to school on Wednesday, August 12.-Schools will be in session and in-person five days a week with safety measures in place-The district will provide more information on eLearning the second week of July-The published school calendar will be followed.All school districts have agreed to the following modifications in partnership with the St. Joseph County Health Department:-Staff and students are required to have a mask with them at all times. There will be times that masks or facial coverings will be required indoors and in enclosed spaces when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.-Students and staff will be required to be fever free for 72 hours without use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.-Students and staff will be required to conduct at-home, self-screening on a daily basis.-All perfect attendance incentives for both students and staff will be discontinued.-Lunches will be adjusted to maximize available open space and utilize alternate scheduling to adhere to safety guidelines.-A separate space in existing school health offices will be identified to treat symptomatic students.-Visitors and guests will be restricted in school facilities until further notice.-Instructional space and scheduling flexibility will be maximized to ensure responsible social distancing as often as possible.-Enhanced cleaning and hand washing procedures will be required with additional hand sanitizer stations available for all students and staff.SOUTH BEND OUTLINEThe South Bend Community School Corporation announced preliminary details on how the district plans to bring students back in the fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.The first day back to school will be August 12. The rest of the school calendar can be viewed on the district website.In coordination with the St. Joseph County Health Department, the district will have the following protocols in place at every school:-All staff and students are required to have a mask with them at all times.-There will be times indoors or in enclosed spaces that six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.-Students and staff will be required to be fever-free for 72 hours without use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.-In-school clinics will identify and use a separate space to treat symptomatic students.-Visitors and guests in school buildings will be restricted.-Instructional space and scheduling flexibility will be maximized.-Employee cleaning procedures will be enhanced with additional hand sanitizing stations.-“Perfect attendance” incentives will be discontinued for students and staff.-Lunches will be adjusted to maximize available open space and utilize alternate scheduling to adhere to safety guidelines. St. Joseph County Schools releasing preliminary reopening plans Facebook WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalSouth Bend Market By Jon Zimney – June 30, 2020 0 579 Google+ Previous articleBenton Harbor Farmers Market reopens WednesdayNext articleBest. Week. Ever. returns to South Bend in August Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more