Where HR can go for guidanceOn 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Where HR can go for guidance Department for Work and Pensions Areas of responsibility: – Employment policy – Civil rights for disabled people – Policy on age (except Article 13 Employment Directive) – Employment Service – Sponsorship of the Disability Rights Commission Home Office Areas of responsibility: – Work Permits (UK) DTI Areas of responsibility: – Implementation of Article 13 with respect to age, religion and sexualorientation – Race equality in employment including Race Relations Employment AdvisoryService – Equality Direct – Work-life balance policy Women and Equality Unit (in the Cabinet Office) Areas of responsibility: – Gender legislation and policy – Equal Opportunities Commission – Kingsmill Review of Women’s Employment and Pay – Sexual orientation issues (other than Article 13) Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Asteroid and comet impacts on Earth are commonly viewed as agents of ecosystem destruction, be it on local or global scales. However, for some microbial communities, impacts may represent an opportunity for habitat formation as some substrates are rendered more suitable for colonization when processed by impacts. We describe how heavily shocked gneissic crystalline basement rocks exposed at the Haughton impact structure, Devon Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada, are hosts to endolithic photosynthetic microorganisms in significantly greater abundance than lesser-shocked or unshocked gneisses. Two factors contribute to this enhancement: (a) increased porosity due to impact fracturing and differential mineral vaporization, and (b) increased translucence due to the selective vaporization of opaque mineral phases. Using biological ultraviolet radiation dosimetry, and by measuring the concentrations of photoprotective compounds, we demonstrate that a covering of 0.8 mm of shocked gneiss can provide substantial protection from ultraviolet radiation, reducing the inactivation of Bacillus subtilis spores by 2 orders of magnitude. The colonisation of the shocked habitat represents a potential mechanism for pioneer microorganisms to invade an impact structure in the earliest stages of post-impact primary succession. The communities are analogous to the endolithic communities associated with sedimentary rocks in Antarctica, but because they occur in shocked crystalline rocks, they illustrate a mechanism for the creation of microbial habitats on planetary surfaces that do not have exposed sedimentary units. This might have been the case on early Earth. The data have implications for the microhabitats in which biological signatures might be sought on Mars. read more
Beau Lund April 16, 2021 /Sports News – National Tokyo Olympics could still be canceled, top Japanese official says Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailYUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images(TOKYO) — With only a few months left to go before the Tokyo Olympics are set to begin, one of Japan’s top officials suggested that the games could be canceled or carried out without fans.“If it seems impossible to go on with the games, they must be definitely canceled,” Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said on Thursday.The country has reportedly lagged behind in vaccination rollouts compared to other major wealthy countries.As of Thursday, the country, which has a population of 126 million, had only vaccinated 1.8 million people.Earlier this month, rumors were met with outrage when it was reported that Japanese Olympic athletes were going to be prioritized for a vaccine shot over civilians, Japan Today reported. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato denied the allegations in a press conference April 8.Seiko Hashimoto, the president of the Tokyo Olympics, echoed Kato’s sentiment when asked about vaccinating athletes.“As the government has said, we have not had such a discussion so far [about prioritizing athletes for inoculation],” Hashimoto said during a press conference April 9.Taro Kono, the minister in charge of vaccine distribution, has since made it clear that the Tokyo Olympics have not been a factor in the government’s vaccination efforts.“The Olympics are not on our radar,” he said April 9.The ceremonial Olympic Torch relay to Tokyo began March 25. The route had been planned to avoid areas of high COVID-19 infection rates.A final decision on the capacity of the games is expected in April, according to Hashimoto.“A safe and secure Tokyo Games is the highest priority for us,” he said. “We are making [the] utmost efforts, and we would like to continue with our efforts.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more
Thomas Zalewski Dear Editor:The NJDEP is currently reviewing the proposal submitted by Liberty National Golf Course to lease the Caven Point Natural Site at Liberty State Park. Caven Point is a critical natural habitat and wildlife refuge. It’s been a pristine, natural place since becoming part of LSP in 1979. Every year, many hundreds of local children participate in education programs at Caven Point, provided by LSP. Paul Fireman, owner of Liberty National, says he needs Caven Point to “serve underprivileged children through First Tee Program.”The First Tee is a great foundation, and Fireman’s support is admirable. Fireman wants to relocate 3 golf holes from way back on his golf course, to Caven Point, where the views would be spectacular for his members. That would give him space, way back on his golf course, to build a driving range and First Tee headquarters for the “underprivileged children.” Fireman already has a fabulous driving range at Liberty National.There is no good reason why the First Tee kids should be excluded from the use of it. Google “Liberty Rising.” That’s the 90-story, $4 billion casino hotel that Fireman wanted to build 2 years ago, right next to the Liberty National clubhouse, on property he owns. Nothing has been built there since that was rejected. He wanted to build a palace there for the benefit of gamblers. There is no good reason why Fireman can’t build his First Tee headquarters there to benefit “underprivileged children.”Mr. Firemen’s ability to “serve underprivileged children through First Tee Program.” has nothing to do with acquiring Caven Point. To better serve the First Tee, Fireman needs to be more inclusive in allowing the use of his golf course by The First Tee participants, and willing to build their headquarters on his own, available property. The local youth who might benefit from The First Tee Program, are among the same local kids who already benefit from the education programs at Caven Point. Caven Point should remain a free, natural habitat and educational resource for all of the public to enjoy, including the First Tee kids. It must not be permanently and irreversibly converted into 3 holes worth of eye candy for the sole enjoyment of the Liberty National members. read more
Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. read more
The National Association of Master Bakers (NA), supported by The Worshipful Company of Bakers, is running a seminar for newly appointed supervisors and managers on Wednesday 8 October 2008, at the Best Western Midland hotel, Derby. It will be delivered by Simon Johnstone, whose seminars have been reported as being “enlightening, amusing and very interesting”.The seminar has been heavily subsidised by the organisers, costing just £35 per person for NA members or £85 for non-members.l For more information, contact the NA on tel 01920 468061 read more
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Source: Governor’s office.### Governor Jim Douglas and Vermont Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee will visit France in early September as guests of the French government and at the request of the French Embassy. The purpose of the visit is to investigate potential markets, export/import opportunities and resource exchange for Vermont agricultural producers. Building on a long history of shared agricultural practices and methodology, this study tour will facilitate an exchange of ideas and systems that can mutually benefit both countries.“France has a system in place based on geographic indicators supporting its agriculture industry and that fosters economic development. Vermont is in a unique position to move forward with a similar model,” said Governor Douglas. “Through this system of “terrior” or taste of place, France has been able to better isolate themselves from commodity pricing in food production – similar to what many Vermont producers are trying to accomplish here.”In the past few years, there has been great consumer demand for and support of the Buy Local initiative in Vermont. A taste of place or geographical indicator within the state’s food systems is a logical next step. “As people become more concerned about knowing where their food comes from and how it is grown, this model could have significant and positive economic impacts for Vermont producers,” Governor Douglas said. “We need to continue to do everything we can to support Vermont agriculture, and that includes exploring new opportunities and learning from successes elsewhere,” he added.Vermont and France have many similar characteristics agriculturally. Vermont is now known for its artisanal cheeses – many of them national and international award winners. Cheesemaking is a value-added, growth industry for the state. Many of Vermont’s artisanal cheesemakers owe their growth to France where they have studied the French model and brought those skills back home.And perhaps the best example of Vermont’s unique position to capitalize on the geographical indicator model is maple syrup. When people think about Vermont they think of maple. Not only are maple products value-added for producers, but they draws tourists from all over the world – further benefiting the Vermont economy.The study trip will involve meetings and exchanges with top level French agricultural officials including Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Agriculture and Michel Mercier, Minister of Rural Development. read more
FLMIC pays back those who helped capitalize the company FLMIC pays back those who helped capitalize the company Mark D. Killian Managing Editor The Florida Bar created Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company in 1987 in response to a volatile professional liability insurance market. Now 19 years later, FLMIC has begun to pay back the last of those who helped capitalize the captive insurance company.“We are delighted to give back the capital that those members of The Florida Bar who so freely gave to the company to get us to this point,” said FLMIC President William Loucks.The company recently received permission from the Office of Insurance Regulation to begin redeeming its surplus Series C certificates, which those who wanted to buy professional liability insurance from FLMIC were required to purchase up until 1997, Loucks said. The company has already redeemed all but a very few of its Series A certificates — those purchased by individual Bar members — and its single Series B certificate — purchased by the Bar itself — to get the company off the ground.“The company is in very good financial health as indicated by the regulatory agency approval [to redeem the surplus certificates], Loucks said. “We now have a policyholder surplus of just under $20 million, so we are more than in a good financial position to affect these redemptions and give the money back to the people who helped us get to this point.”Loucks said FLMIC received permission to begin redeeming the $2.681 million the company holds in Series C certificates late last year and letters to the holders of those certificates went out early this year.“We are hopeful we can complete that process as quickly as possible with a target date of completing the Series C certificate redemption by June of 2007,” Loucks said. “When that is done, all of our certificates will be redeemed. All of the capital monies provided to the company by the policyholders or by certificate holders — those who supported us at the very beginning — will have been returned.”FLMIC currently insures about 2,100 firms in Florida and a total of about 4,200 lawyers. April 30, 2006 Regular News read more
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kerry Blom Kerry is part owner of Pinpoint Direct Marketing in Andover, MN, a credit union based digital printing company. She has over 20 years experience in the industry. Pinpoint Direct Marketing … Web: www.pdmkt.com Details On recent road trip, I discovered something interesting about how we use our mobile devices when it comes to communicating and processing information. And how it affects traditional communication channels like direct mail.We were traveling with friends (4 hours in the car), who in my opinion, are heavy mobile users for most daily tasks and communication. 75% of the time spent on the phone was communicating to family and/or friends. But when it came to the Email Inbox, I found most were deleted or skipped over. They would read the email only if the subject line caught their attention. In one case, it was an email from a major retailer- 25% off now thru Sunday.It made me wonder how effective email really is – especially since we are a direct marketing provider to credit unions. I have found our experience and opinion matters, almost like a consultant, when it comes to reaching members effectively. We see trends come and go, and for a while it seemed like credit unions may trade their direct mail communication for email, with the thought email would be more effective than direct mail.I was afraid the email would become the primary communication and actually be more effective and therefore, we would produce less direct mail. But the opposite has occurred. We’ve been able to produce more member targeted direct mail, achieve results for our clients, and yet, still develop email only as a secondary message. I also realized that there is less in the mail box these days, so any direct mail has a higher percentage of getting noticed.So, as you plan product marketing promotions and member communication for next year, look at your communication channels and the value you put on them. If you consider the mobile device, realize you have only about 8 seconds to capture their attention. Whereas, direct mail will have a longer shelf life and be more effective. read more