Empowering employees: the role of L&D in modern workplaces on-demand webinar

first_imgEmpowering employees: the role of L&D in modern workplaces on-demand webinarBy Personnel Today on 10 Jan 2017 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Learning and development professionals find themselves in the midst of what is arguably the most significant period of change in how people learn.At work and at home, individuals now have unprecedented access to an ever-growing selection of learning resources.This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Skillsoft, looks at how L&D professionals can transform workplace learning, adapting their role to maintain their influence in the organisation as learning habits change.Download the slides hereDownload a transcript of the webinar Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Seed pricing

first_imgPinenuts: Any hope that prices into 2011 might be restored to their “normal” levels depends largely on whether China and Russia can resolve their cross-border differences. Then, weather permitting, a restored and optimal Chinese new crop, topped up by the supplemental Russian supply into China, should result in prices dropping back in early 2011. Between now and early 2011, availability remains very tight and prices are likely to remain very expensive. Demand may see some decline after the strong seasonal demand seen over the summer months.Pumpkin: There have been reports that after two years of deliberately reduced supply, China might be intending to increase its planted acreage in order to take advantage of prevailing prices which are, for now at least, double their historical average.Sunflower: Current expectations on sunflower seed pricing going forward appear relatively stable and more optimistic than other seed prices. Provided China and the US have no issues on their new crop supply and with increasing tonnage continuing out of Eastern Europe, we would hope to see a strong supply match growing demand.l Based on information provided by RM Curtislast_img read more

Respiratory illness worsens for Lakers’ Pau Gasol

first_img“We try to win every game we play,” Lakers guard Jordan Farmar said. “We don’t ever go out there attempting to lose or saying we can let this one go tonight. So, that’s the goal. Every time we step on the floor, play to win and the standings, the stats and everything else will just reflect whatever happens.”Increased roleRookie forward Ryan Kelly experienced a “welcome to the NBA” moment when he squared up against LeBron James on Christmas, only for the Heat star to beat him easily to the basket.“It was a pretty easy challenge for him,” Kelly said. “I have to make it a little tougher.”But after appearing in three consecutive games, Kelly earned a positive review for his 50 percent shooting, floor spacing and hustle.“He knows how to play defensively and offensively,” D’Antoni said. “Defensively, he’s the first one to get to the right spot. I think going forward he can keep earning more time.”The Lakers drafted Kelly with the 48th pick this year and signed him to a non-guaranteed contract. Kelly’s deal becomes guaranteed should he stay on the roster after Jan. 10.“I put myself in a position for (D’Antoni) to call my name,” Kelly said. “Now I have to go out there and make him trust me to keep me out there.”Mea culpaD’Antoni has continued his efforts to apologize in a self-deprecating manner for his recent comments that fans discouraged with the Lakers’ play should root for another team.When asked what he received for Christmas, D’Antoni said, “I didn’t get anything yesterday. For opening my mouth, I got a lump of coal. But I’m from West Virgina, so that’s a good thing.” With a frustrated look on his face, Lakers forward Pau Gasol stood outside of the team’s practice facility Tuesday talking on his cell phone and trying to process the latest setback of a disappointing season.After a visit to an ear, nose and throat doctor showed his respiratory illness has gotten worse, Gasol is expected to sit out when the Lakers (13-16) play Friday against the Utah Jazz (8-23) at EnergySolutions Arena. The Lakers are listing Gasol’s recovery timetable as day-to-day to leave open the chance he could play against Utah should he heal. But Gasol sat out of Thursday’s practice and didn’t travel with the team on its flight Tuesday to Salt Lake City. Gasol didn’t speak with reporters, but he has admitted the respiratory issues that caused him to miss last week’s game against Golden State negatively affected his energy level, breathing and aggressiveness. Possible candidates to replace Gasol in the starting lineup include Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman or even rookie Ryan Kelly. Kaman started in Gasol’s place when he sat out of the Lakers’ loss to Golden State. Building groundEven if the Lakers gush about their positive attitude and strong work ethic, they can’t ignore reality. The Lakers remain 12th in the Western Conference, 3 1/2 games behind the Golden State Warriors for the eighth seed in the playoffs.“We have to start getting back to .500 real quick,” head coach Mike D’Antoni said.“I didn’t say we can,” he added, joking. “I said we have to.”Even with long-term injuries to Kobe Bryant (fractured left knee), Steve Nash (nerve issues in back) and Steve Blake (hyper-extended right elbow), the Lakers have a good chance to do that. Their next four games are against opponents with a combined 30-88 record, beginning with a road game today against Utah and a homestand against Philadelphia (Sunday), Milwaukee (Tuesday) and Utah (Jan. 3).center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Help wanted: Sumner County Sheriff Detention Officer

first_imgHelp wanted: Sumner County Sheriff Detention Officer 1: Pay Level:  6, Pay Range: $11.64 – $19.10.  Status: Non-exempt. Minimum education/experience required: High school diploma or GED equivalent.Position processes inmates through detention facility.  Maintains security of inmates in facility and during transport to health care providers, court appearances and other locations outside the facility as required.  Prepares reports and forms in accurate and timely manner.  Proficiency in computer entry skills preferred.  Candidate must pass a Criminal History background check. Must have a valid KS driver’s license.A complete job description is available in the County Clerk’s Office.Application Closing Date: 03/25/2016.Apply on line at www.HRePartners.com.  Any questions, please call the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington Rm 101, Wellington, Ks.  67152.  Phone 620-326-3395  EOElast_img read more

Are Politicians Fooling Us?

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Kollah making remarks The founder and chief executive officer of the Kollah Foundation (KF), Martin S. Kollah, has called on all eligible voters in Montserrado District #6 to be mindful of what he called “too many fake politicians in town.”Serving as the keynote speaker at the re-launch of the Child Welfare United International Program (CWUIP), Mr. Kollah said aspirants and incumbents rarely go around doing good except around election time when they are seeking political power.“Even though I have come to speak at a children’s program the message I have brought is really intended for you adults, who are parents or guardians of these kids. If you don’t decide the right way in October there will be no way by which your lives and the lives of these children will improve,” he said.“During election time, we see many so-called humanitarians who, before this time, hardly let people into their homes, lest we say anything about providing a cup of rice for any family. Now (election season) is the time they come up with foundations and so many different organizations in the name of humanity.”Kollah added that if the present crop of 73 representatives were truly patriotic and working in the interest of the country, Liberians would not be crying for a better and improved education system, sanitation, healthcare, and many other services.“Because of the high poverty rate in our country people get carried away and accept what should not be accepted, or acceptable. We have to learn by now, most especially after going through two crucial elections in 2005 and 2011,” he said.The Montserrado District #6 representative aspirant said his reason for wanting to be in the Capitol Building is not to amass wealth for his personal benefit, but to instead contribute to legislations that will bring about transformation.“Today you have some of them who have returned from America and other parts of the world with people’s money and are passing around renting houses to run their programs. If they fail, do you think they will stay on the ground as we who are always here with you no matter the circumstances? No! That will never happen because it has not happened before,” the Kollah Foundation boss pointed out.Commending CWUIP for re-launching the initiative to provide for the educational needs of children, Kollah promised the program his foundation’s preparedness to provide scholarships for most the kids for the next academic year.For his part, the executive director of CWUIP, Pastor Jefferson Dejay, said his organization is doing its best to help educate the many children of the district whose parents or guardians lack the means, adding that they also provide the children “a Christian education so as to help them learn and value spiritual things.”Beneficiaries of the CWUI-Program singing songs at the launch“We have been in the business of helping children advance in their education and life skills development in this country since 1998, but due to the civil unrest that led to us losing everything, including our office space, we could not continue,” Pastor Dejay said. “But we are back again to continue with our platform to improve the lives of children.”Meanwhile, Pastor Dejay said his organization has acquired 10 acres of land in Grand Bassa County for agricultural purposes.“We are seeking the help of everybody so that we may start our farming project that will provide our children food so we won’t have to look in the market for imported food items. We want to plant pepper, vegetables, fruits and many other produce that will feed us and our kids,” the CWUIP head added.He revealed that his not-for-profit organization presently caters to 250 children from all backgrounds, and is in need of more resources to expand its network to other parts of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Armed Garda squads to be deployed at Border

first_imgArmed Gardaí are set to be posted at the Border to deal with the threat of terrorist violence after Brexit.Extra personnel are being deployed to four Border divisions, including Donegal, to deal with the fallout of the UK dropping out of the EU.The Irish Independent reports that gardaí are being trained to provide 24-hour armed service in the region. At the same time, it is believed that 70 new recruits graduating from Templemore this Friday will be sent to police the Border. The potential threat of dissident attacks, criminal gangs and increased asylum seekers have all been cited as the reason behind increased security.The movements of suspected republican dissidents are currently under surveillance by Garda Special Branch patrols.Donegal is currently served by an armed support unit based out of Ballyshannon, while there have been calls for a second elite squad in the county this year to improve response times.For more, see: https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/armed-garda-units-posted-on-24hour-border-patrol-37879577.html  Armed Garda squads to be deployed at Border was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bayer Loses Third Trial on Glyphosate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — The hits keep coming for Bayer’s Roundup glyphosate herbicide, as a California jury on Monday awarded $2.055 billion in damages to a couple that has battled cancer after decades of using the product. It’s the largest of three awards juries have handed out since the company acquired Monsanto last year.Alva and Alberta Pilliod of Livermore, California, used Roundup for more than 30 years to landscape their home and other properties. The couple, both in their 70s, were each diagnosed with the same type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.In a lawsuit filed in Superior Court of California in Oakland, the Pilliods claimed their cancer diagnoses were a result of exposure to glyphosate, and accused Bayer of fraudulently representing that the product is safe.In a statement following the verdict on Monday, the Pilliods’ attorney R. Brent Wisner said the jury did its job.“They were given an incredibly difficult task having to analyze the highly complex scientific issues in this case,” he said. “They took detailed notes, asked incredibly thoughtful questions and in the end, came to understand that the science shows there are serious health hazards associated with Roundup and that Monsanto did nothing to warn people about the risk.“The jury saw for themselves internal company documents demonstrating that, from day one, Monsanto has never had any interest in finding out whether Roundup is safe. Instead of investing in sound science, they invested millions in attacking science that threatened their business agenda.”The verdict comes just 12 days after an EPA interim review of glyphosate found no human health risks associated with its use and that the herbicide is not a carcinogen. However, the agency did acknowledge glyphosate poses some ecological risks.It is the third time Bayer has lost at trial on glyphosate. The latest jury ruled there is a design defect in the product and that the company failed to warn consumers of risks.At the end of March, a California jury awarded $80 million to a man with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who had used glyphosate at an animal refuge for nearly 30 years. Last year, another jury in the state awarded $289 million to a groundskeeper with cancer who used the chemical. The award was later reduced to $78 million.In a statement following the verdict, Bayer said it will appeal the decision that it says “conflicts directly” with EPA’s recent decision.“We have great sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod, but the evidence in this case was clear that both have long histories of illnesses known to be substantial risk factors for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), most NHL has no known cause, and there is not reliable scientific evidence to conclude that glyphosate-based herbicides were the ‘but for’ cause of their illnesses as the jury was required to find in this case,” the company said.“The contrast between today’s verdict and EPA’s conclusion that there are ‘no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate’ could not be more stark,” Bayer said in its statement. “EPA’s conclusion is based on a database of more than 800 studies on glyphosate and Bayer’s glyphosate-based herbicides that relate to human and mammalian health, and its 2017 cancer risk assessment also examined numerous studies in the open literature. In contrast, plaintiffs in this case presented the jury with cherry-picked findings from a tiny fraction of the volume of studies available, and that failed to adjust for exposure to other pesticides, did not have statistically significant results, had very small exposed populations and/or are at odds with the full body of science.”Bayer said the plaintiffs in the latest case relied heavily on a 2015 assessment of glyphosate by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a World Health Organization agency. The IARC concluded glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.”Bayer said EPA’s cancer assessment was “more robust” and “more transparent” than IARC’s review, which “considered only a subset of published studies included in EPA’s evaluation. IARC’s opinion remains an outlier among international health regulators and scientific bodies.”IARC UNDER FIREIARC came under fire as a result of its broad declarations about what is carcinogenic in detailed summary reports known as monographs. The agency, for instance, drew scorn in 2015 for a monograph classifying processed red meats such as bacon as carcinogenic.The IARC’s glyphosate finding set off a series of reactions. The EPA released and retracted a report refuting the IARC’s conclusion in 2015.Agricultural crops genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate have greatly expanded the use of the chemistry since 1996. Glyphosate also is used in forestry, urban, lawn and garden applications. Bayer also had glyphosate in its portfolio before acquiring Monsanto.That broad use has drawn worldwide attention to the herbicide and to its safety.Though glyphosate was developed by Monsanto, it is off-patent and sold by many agriculture companies as one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. It came to market in 1974 under Monsanto’s Roundup label for control of perennial and annual weeds in non-crop and industrial areas. In 2018, California regulators failed in an attempt to label glyphosate products as “known to cause cancer.”Earlier in April, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development banned the import of glyphosate after a series of legal defeats for Bayer in U.S. civil lawsuits alleging the weed killer caused cancer.At the end of December 2017, EPA announced in its draft risk assessment of glyphosate that the herbicide is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.At the end of November 2017, the European Union approved a five-year extension of glyphosate’s use.BAYER STOCK VALUE DECLINEFollowing the verdict on Monday, Bayer’s stock continued to decline. Since purchasing Monsanto last year, Bayer has seen its stock price drop by about 40%. Stockholders have been concerned about the company’s pending legal liability with glyphosate, as more than 13,000 additional trials are pending.Bayer has seen its stock price plummet 40% since it purchased Monsanto last year for $63 billion. At its recent annual meeting, a shareholder revolt ensued, with more than half of the shareholders voting against absolving management for its decision to acquire the St. Louis-based seed and pesticide company.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

10 months agoEmery approves Arsenal move for Dalian Yifang winger Carrasco

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery approves Arsenal move for Dalian Yifang winger Carrascoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has approved a move for Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco.The Belgian winger, formally of Atletico Madrid, has been heavily linked with the Gunners over the past few weeks.The 25-year-old has been playing in the Chinese Super League since 2015, but could now be set for a sensational return to Europe.Foot Mercato says Emery is a big fan of the winger and has given his permission for Arsenal to launch a bid for the Belgium ace.However, Arsenal will have their work cut out as Dalian Yifang are unwilling to part with the man who has scored seven goals in 26 appearances this season. last_img read more