first_imgWho was your mentor?My first rugby coach at school, Ben Berry, because he made it so enjoyable. Now it’s Jo Yapp at Exeter University. With all her England caps she’s been where I want to get to.You won three England caps in November, what’s your next aim? I would love to play in the Six Nations and it would be awesome to play in the 2014 World Cup. Being involved in the series win against the Black Ferns (3-0) was unreal.RW Verdict: Reed was a latecomer to the 15-a-side game, but this talented centre is progressing fast and is sure to win more caps.This was published in the February 2013 issue of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition. Your uncle Andy played at lock for Scotland, so were you always into rugby?I was always interested because my dad and brother played too, but I played football. Then I got into the girls sevens team at my school, Colston’s. I played cricket and hockey too, but when we won the National Schools Sevens at Rosslyn Park in 2007 rugby took over.How did you make the transition from sevens to the 15-a-side game?After Rosslyn Park I was invited into the England U18 talent development group and when I left school I joined Bristol Ladies in the Premiership. I played on the wing at first, then moved to centre.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgSunday Oct 27, 2013 Tasman win ITM Cup Championship after dramatic finish against Hawkes Bay The Tasman Makos held off a comeback from Hawkes Bay to claim the ITM Cup Championship title, earning promotion to the 2014 Premiership. The 26-25 thriller was one of the matches of the weekend, eclipsing the main final for entertainment value.  Hawkes Bay started well as Ihaia West and Zac Guildford combined to silence the home crowd at Nelson’s Trafalgar Park. Tasman soon levelled things up and looked in control at halftime, before a miraculous late try gave the visitors a final shot at glory.Young West, whose fantastic play this season has earned him a call up with the Maori All Blacks, wasn’t able to convert Chris Eaton’s late try from the sideline as a thrilling match came to a close.Earlier Marty Banks’ intercept and 95m sprint had put the hosts in a great position, adding to his sensational season and growing reputation as a game changer.While West had thrown the vital intercept – that resulted in 5 points for the opposition rather than 7 for his team – he had a chance to redeem himself at the death, but under unbelievable pressure his kick never looked like going over. It was a cruel finish for such a talented young player.“I feel sorry for Ihaia because those things can either make you or break you, but he is quailty player so he will bounce back,” said Tasman veteran Joe Wheeler post match.It was a frantic finish to a match that exuded quality, with some outstanding ball handling, support play and on regular occasion, great defence. Tries were also scored by Bryce Heem and Liam Squire for the Makos, and the excellent Brendan O’Connor for the Magpies.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Akihide MISHIMA Milk Carton House / Tenhachi Architect & Interior DesignSave this projectSaveMilk Carton House / Tenhachi Architect & Interior DesignSave this picture!© Akihide MISHIMA+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year:  Milk Carton House / Tenhachi Architect & Interior Design Houses CopyAbout this officeTenhachi Architect & Interior DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookJapanPublished on April 10, 2020Cite: “Milk Carton House / Tenhachi Architect & Interior Design ” 09 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Constructor: Projects Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937210/milk-carton-house-tenhachi-architect-and-interior-design Clipboard Area:  52 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Fuji solar house CopyHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937210/milk-carton-house-tenhachi-architect-and-interior-design Clipboard Architect In Charge:Tomoko SasakiDesign Team:Tenhachi Architect & Interior DesignStructural Engineer:Tetsuya TanakaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Akihide MISHIMARecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDor This is a house for a young couple who have just married. I (architect)am a childhood friend of wife and a member of husband’s lab in graduate school. I am very glad to design their house, and would like to make the house very comfortable for their new marriage life.  The site has narrow property, only 43 square meters. A convenient commute into the city was their top priority, the house is located at a quiet residential area in the center of Tokyo district Japan. The house volume is maximum size which is subjected to height restrictions by Japanese architectural regulation. As a result, its owns only three-and-a-half-meter-wide, and flanked on either side by existing residential buildings.Save this picture!© Akihide MISHIMASave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Akihide MISHIMASave this picture!© Akihide MISHIMA The street facing elevation is clad in light gray galvalume panels in diagonally pattern by workers skillfully work as though they were folding a piece of origami. Diagonal patters create something new face in the city although the galvalume is very common material. Although the house volume is subjected to height regulation, the couple named their house as “milk carton house” by its figure having the attachment to the house.Save this picture!© Akihide MISHIMAThe entrance opens into a workspace with an exposed concrete floor with a mortar finish. The ceiling is 3.4m double height, and this height is emphasized by wood large windows, exposed ceiling timber structure beams. Fold-able desk is prepared at window side for flexible use to create more space in the tiny area. To fulfilling the couple’s request of double use as their work space and rental space, wooden frame glass door is installed to separate public space and private space for security while keeping the open feeling to the stair. Save this picture!© Akihide MISHIMA At the back, white box unit is settled in first-floor level, in which small bed space is above, while the inside is divided into two spaces. The opening in the foreground leads to a guest toilet. The opening at back leads to a private utility space, as well as the master bathroom and pantry. The natural sunlight from the sky lit above the staircase illuminate not only staircase but also fist floor corridor as it leads to the guests to the second floor. The upper floor contains dining, living and free loft space. Living room is connected to a sunken kitchen and dining area by double steps. The steps can be work as a chair when guests visit at home party. The kitchen was custom-made from Ikea cabinet, and kitchen counter continue to the living room as for the TV cabinet and steps to the loft stairs. The large sky lit is above the living room which work for getting natural sun light and ventilation.Save this picture!© Akihide MISHIMASave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Akihide MISHIMAThe house has different levels on each story and connect to the spaces, with the next area sometimes obviously visible, sometimes subtly hidden from the view. I tried to make the line between furniture and architecture blurred for make the house looks like a useful piece of furniture. This is a very small house, but I tried to design house details to be just perfect for housework, to be just enough storage for them, and to be just comfortable living space for them.  Maximizing the usable area through open-plan rooms without set function gives this home flexibility and cozy atmosphere.Save this picture!© Akihide MISHIMAProject gallerySee allShow lessKowa Public Apartment Complex in Mihama / studio velocitySelected ProjectsTea Nest / Cheng Tsung FENGSelected Projects Share “COPY” Architects: Tenhachi Architect & Interior Design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

first_imgIf 150 million people vote by mail in November, it would not overwhelm the United States Postal Service, which daily processes over 472 million pieces of mail. But postal officials, in apparent coordination with President Donald Trump’s efforts to suppress voting rights, have enacted actions which delay mail delivery. Postal workers have been fighting to defend worker rights and the public service of the USPS for decades. Here members of the American Postal Workers Union rally at their convention in Pittsburgh, Aug. 21, 2018.This is a naked attempt to illegitimately reelect this openly racist, misogynist, anti-labor, right-wing administration. If their plan succeeds in privatizating the 245-year-old publicly owned Postal Service, the wealthy pro-Trump ideologues, who oppose providing public services where private profits can be made, would have another reason to celebrate.The service’s network of over 31,000 post offices employs over 600,000 postal workers. Forty percent are women, and nearly 40% are people of color.  They deliver mail to every address in the country six days a week. New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump ally, has imposed work rules that eliminate overtime and keep workers from ensuring all mail is processed and brought to mailboxes by mail carriers — preventing mail from being delivered on time. As the pandemic has reduced the volume of mail, over 600 mail sorting machines are being mothballed or even destroyed, causing more slowdowns. This ignores the probability that mail volume will increase if the economy or the pandemic situation improves.DeJoy, or “DeLay” as many postal workers call him, has donated millions of dollars to Trump and Republican Party causes. He owns over $30 million in stock in XPO Logistics, a contractor company that processes mail for USPS, a clear conflict of interest! As this writer stated in this newspaper on May 25, another problematic aspect is DeJoy’s “terrible labor record, rife with sexual harassment, discrimination, speedup, workplace injuries, excessive use of temps, misclassifying workers as independent contractors and inadequate sick leave during the current pandemic.” (tinyurl.com/y5dfu755)In Washington, D.C., protesters marched Aug. 15 on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s home to denounce his orders that cut back postal services and collude on voter suppression.Understaffed and overworked postal workers report incidents where mail doesn’t go out for days or isn’t going out at all. American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein told The Atlantic the changes were “demoralizing” for his members: “They’re ordering workers to leave mail for another day. That goes against our DNA.” As for DeJoy’s alleged cost-cutting rationale, Dimondstein stressed: “It’s not called the United States Postal Business. It’s called the United States Postal Service!” (Aug 14)The Trump administration also installed Trojan horse figures in the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, and other federal agencies. They all focus on providing profit-making opportunities for corporations rather than on promoting the common good.Delaying the mail, suppressing the voteCustomers have made thousands of complaints to postal officials, political leaders and the press. Medications, checks, bills, online orders and other mail are being delayed, sometimes for days and weeks, as mail piles up in massive backlogs at postal facilities. The possibility that mail-in ballots may be delayed has garnered media headlines, as the 45th president constantly tweets false claims that such ballots are more prone to fraud. This lie undermines the public’s confidence in the USPS’s ability to deliver blank ballots to voters, and then return them to electoral authorities securely and speedily.Every state has safely used mail-in voting, some for decades. It is a universal practice in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington. A record number of people are expected to vote by mail this year due to the pandemic.Removal of postal collection boxes from street corners around the U.S. without the required 30-day-notice, especially in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, reinforces the suspicion that Trump and his supporters are trying to suppress mail-in voting. Celina Stewart, of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters, commented: “The slowdown is another tool in the toolbox of voter suppression. That’s no secret. We  think this is a voter-suppression tactic.” (Washington Post, Aug 14)Voting rights have been severely restricted based on race, gender and class going back to the first U.S. presidential election in 1788 when only propertied white men  were allowed to vote. The two-party system limits the possibility of real change through elections. To further rig the system, both big business parties have historically used ballot suppression. Systemic disenfranchisement is rife, with tactics including voter ID laws and gerrymandering — redrawing voting districts to particularly decrease the weight of people of color, low-income and im/migrant communities. History of political corruptionThe tag team of Trump and DeJoy are not the first to politicize the Postal Service. President Andrew Jackson, admired by Trump, established a “spoils system” after his election in 1828, whereby the party that won the White House gained the right to award tens of thousands of postal jobs to its supporters, thus securing their loyalty. The postmaster general, inevitably a political crony and fixer eager to do the president’s bidding, became a Cabinet member who oversaw this immense patronage scheme.  Jackson notoriously sought to expand capitalist plunder for profits through seizing Indigenous land, often to expand the enslavement of people of African descent.  He forcibly exiled thousands of Native peoples in the Trail of Tears, a genocidal action in the 1830s. In 1835, Jackson collaborated with his postmaster general to suppress anti-slavery mail from Northern abolitionists.The corrupt patronage system only ended with the great postal strike of 1970, after which Congress passed the Postal Reorganization Act.  It created a government-business hybrid run by a board of governors nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, with a postmaster general chosen by that board. The majority of current board members are Trump appointees, who chose DeJoy, violating the PRA’s anti-patronage intentions.Corporations got bailed out! Postal Service got sold out!The USPS is normally self-sufficient, financing operations with its own revenues without using taxpayer money. Congress passed a law in 2006 requiring the Postal Service to fund retiree health benefits for 75 years into the future. That onerous $5.5 billion annual burden is not imposed on any other government agency or private corporation. With these unnecessary costs, combined with the pandemic’s financial effects, the USPS may run out of funds within a year. So the Postal Board of Governors requested $75 billion in emergency financial assistance, comparable to the huge sums Congress gave to big corporations in the spring’s stimulus bill.The House of Representatives passed a $25 billion postal rescue plan in May as part of the HEROES Act, but the Senate failed to act on it before adjourning for the summer break. On Aug. 13, Trump blatantly stated he opposes the proposed USPS funding because he wants to make it harder to expand voting by mail. Postal workers and their supporters have organized petitions and call-in campaigns to Congressional and USPS officials to demand approval of the Postal Service rescue plan, repeal of the 75-year pre-funding requirement and the firing of DeJoy for delaying the mail. It’s only a matter of time until more militant actions against voter and worker suppression take place. (See Facebook Save Our Postal Service.)  Piette is a retired letter carrier and member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNewsx Adverts Derry hosts its first Gay Pride festival 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Previous articleDonegal counselling services to help to those bereaved in Kerry car crashesNext articleAccused man says he will make complaint against Senator O’Domhnail News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Derry’s first ever gay pride parade is to take place on Saturday.The parade will follow the route of the 1968 civil rights march from Duke Street Railway station to Guildhall Square.SDLP MP for Foyle Mark Durkan urged people to attend today’s march and confront homophobia in the city.He says the community can show it’s solidarity with those who suffer this awful prejudice – both the latent homophobia of prejudiced remarks and the blatant homophobia of violent attacks.But not everyone is so welcoming of today’s parade – Reverend Jonathan Campbell from Newbuildings Independent Methodist Church said the planned parade would be an “obscenity”.He has called on parents to keep their children away from the “dark cloud” hanging over Derry today.However David McCartney of gay rights organisation the Rainbow Project disagreed he has asked Reverend Campbell, with a genuine spirit, to come and talk to people about their lives and listen to people’s experiences. Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp By News Highland – August 28, 2010 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgTop Stories’Why Only Certain Judges Get Politically Sensitive Matters?’ : Dave Raises Points Of Criticism Against SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Sanya Talwar5 Aug 2020 4:40 AMShare This – x Gripping arguments ensued on Wednesday in the 3-hour long hearing in the Supreme Court in the contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan for his tweets about Chief Justice SA Bobde and the Judiciary before Supreme Court.A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari heard Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave who appeared for Bhushan in the case. Dave’s arguments’…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login Gripping arguments ensued on Wednesday in the 3-hour long hearing in the Supreme Court in the contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan for his tweets about Chief Justice SA Bobde and the Judiciary before Supreme Court.A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari heard Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave who appeared for Bhushan in the case. Dave’s arguments’ centripetal premise was whether Mr. Bhushan’s tweets were contemptuous or not.While doing so, Dave urged the Court to look at Bhushan’s comments as fair criticism aimed at the betterment of the judiciary, with no malice as much, and without intention to bring any disrepute to the independence of judicial system. The crux of his arguments was that the effectiveness of the judiciary was actually on the decline, in light of several unfortunate circumstances and that, Bhushan’s tweets should be understood in that context.’Comments Were Not Out Of Malice; But Out Of Love & Affection For Court’, Says Bhushan As SC Reserves Orders On Contempt Case Dave: “People like Bhushan take up issues that many times the executive is not willing to do. Sure many of his petitions are dismissed, rightly so, that’s for you to decide, but I beseech you to look at this. If Mr Bhushan was ‘pro establishment’ you would have given him Padma Vibushan for his work.”While referring to the statements made by Justices Madan B Lokur & Kurian Joseph at the press conference held by four sitting judges of the Supreme Court on January 12, 2018, Dave emphasised that criticism regarding judicial approach was not wholly unjustified.In their statements, judges had stated, among other things, that the administration of the apex court was “not in order” and many “things less than desirable” were happening,Dave: “Nothing wrong in not withholding views, when you feel that everything is not “hunky Dory” in SC. But can it be held to be contempt?”Next, he talked about recent issues, which he contended had plagued the effectiveness of judiciary such as, its nonchalance on Article 370 cases, inaction in the habeas corpus pleas etc.He said “anyone would be anguished” at such responses of the judiciary.[PRASHANT BHUSHAN’s PLEA AGAINST SUPREME COURT’s SECRETARY GENERAL] Top Court to shortly hear Adv. Prashant Bhushan’s plea against Secretary General for listing contempt plea filed against him on the judicial side sans consent of Attorney [email protected] #ContemptofCourt pic.twitter.com/NKwMCkOM8b— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 5, 2020 Dave then said that SC’s handling of the sexual harassment case against the Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi left a bad impression on the institution. Dave: “Look at the case against him. She(the complainant) was reinstated and all charges were dropped. It 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 shows she was speaking the Truth. Was any contempt issued against her? What impression does it give? We must take up these serious issues. A judge sits on a Saturday in his own cause regarding sexual harassment”He went on to state that that Justice Gogoi got a Rajya Sabha Seat and Z+ security soon after his retirement, which raised a question mark over decisions in cases such as Rafale, Ayodhya, CBI director etc.Dave then said that the manner of allocation of cases to judges also raised sufficient grounds for criticism.  He said that only some judges got to handle “politically sensitive” cases.Dave: Why, for example, do only certain judges get politically sensitive matters? Justice Nariman for example — he never gets assigned such matters![PRASHANT BHUSHAN’s PLEA AGAINST SUPREME COURT’s SECRETARY GENERAL] Top Court to shortly hear Adv. Prashant Bhushan’s plea against Secretary General for listing contempt plea filed against him on the judicial side sans consent of Attorney [email protected] #ContemptofCourt pic.twitter.com/NKwMCkOM8b— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 5, 2020 After the hearing, the bench reserved orders in the case.Bhushan has filed a detailed reply affidavit to the contempt notice, stating that expression of bona fide opinion about the Court cannot amount to contempt.Complete updates from the hearing may be read here.   [PRASHANT BHUSHAN’s PLEA AGAINST SUPREME COURT’s SECRETARY GENERAL] Top Court to shortly hear Adv. Prashant Bhushan’s plea against Secretary General for listing contempt plea filed against him on the judicial side sans consent of Attorney [email protected] #ContemptofCourt pic.twitter.com/NKwMCkOM8b— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 5, 2020 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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first_img Print Article You Might Like We all scream for ice cream this month A couple of years ago, on a hot July night, we were setting up tables at Franklin Fields to feed… read more I slept with the windows open and played outside after dark.I got a good switching when I needed one or when Mama just wanted to limber up her wrist.I went to Sunday school every Sunday morning and Daddy read me the funny papers after Sunday dinner.I could yoyo, spin a top, lasso a calf and drive a tractor. I was excited when the circus came to town and scared to death when the Gypsies came through.I knew the value of a quarter. I had to pick a whole bucket of blackberries to get one.I knew “heck” was a cuss word and to always say “thank you” and “please.”When I went to bed at night, I said my prayers and thanked God for my family and all the good things He had given me.I did not need to watch Andy Griffith. I lived the show.Now, that I have reached the Aunt Bee stage and shape of life, I have the time and the inclination to sit down at 9:30 each night and watch The Andy Griffith Show.I’ve seen every one of the 249 episodes and some of them a dozen times or more.But most every one of them has a moral lesson to be learned. And Andy is the teacher. Whether it’s a hard life’s lesson he’s teaching Opie or his kind indulgence of Barney, there is something to be learned from the show. As my granny would say, it would be a “dose of good that every young’un ought to take.”The Mayberry way of life may be a thing of the past but it’s a legacy that Andy Griffith leaves behind. What a way to go.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. Email her at [email protected] Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 6, 2012 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen While Andy and Barney were figuring out who would be the comic lead and who would be the straight man on the show, I was graduating high school and heading off to Troy State College on the much-used Rambler station wagon that Daddy bought for me to commute all the way from Brundidge to Troy. A tag to that is that when I graduated three years later, the station wagon was Daddy’s.While America tuned into The Andy Griffith Show and Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bee and all the Mayberry gang, I had flown the coop and was changing sheets and scrubbing toilets in guest cabins at Yellowstone National Park for $50 a month.Daddy said my flight was a good introduction to real life. Mama said it took 10years off hers. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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I picked up pecans for my spending money and licked the bowl when Mama baked a cake. By The Penny Hoarder The legacy of Andy and Mayberry Skip The Andy Griffith Show was not part of my growing up years.Actually, when the show came on television, I was already pretty much grown up and ready to take wings and fly. Now days, it’s called “finding yourself.”If I had told my mama and daddy that I wanted to go “find myself,” I probably would have found myself on the doorsteps with my Samsonite suitcase packed and ready for the next Greyhound bus out of town. Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. So staff loyalty is “practically zero”, according to Malpas (24 October). People of my generation (left school in late 1970s) have been through two recessions, been told that we cannot expect “jobs for life” and must “get on our bikes” to find work.Employers demand a “flexible” workforce that is multi-skilled, experienced and prepared to do what it takes to make the company successful. Training is patchy, and the first thing to go in troubled times. Flat structures mean opportunities for promotion are limited, and progression means taking on more work, rather than improving the quality of the work. The comment that employees “want it all” could equally be levelled at employers.When companies shed staff it is “business conditions”, but when employees leave they “lack loyalty”. Loyalty is a two way thing, and employee loyalty reflects the level of loyalty they perceive they will receive from the company should business conditions change. Once business in general starts to look longer term at issues such as staff retention, career development and managing through difficult times, maybe staff “loyalty” will reflect a more positive approach from employers.Jim Johnston Staff training and development manager WimpeyBreaks should be an option for allI am in favour of fair treatment for all which is why I am disappointed in the letters in the 24 October edition. Wherever I have worked there has been an option for staff to take a 10 minute break from their desks in the morning and in the afternoon. Those who smoke, smoke. Non-smokers need not preclude themselves from taking a break simply because they lack the imagination to think of something else to do.Rebecca Blease PA to the directors of business systems and support services United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health VisitingSmokers pay tax for non-smokers It astounds me that someone so full of the rectitude of their own views is able to hold a “principal personnel officer” position (Letters, 3 October).There is no question that the points he raises in support of a complete workplace ban, and against restriction policies, are valid. My perception however, is that Bob feels that as his position is arrived at via a rational and logical flow of thought, it must therefore be correct, unarguable and impervious to any rejoinder. Unfortunately, issues involving people and their feelings can rarely be satisfactorily resolved by resorting to logic alone. Bob’s autocratic position is one that fits uncomfortably within the workplace environment that HR professionals are supposedly striving to develop.To ban smoking at work can have an effect on the lives of users outside working hours, a point at which Bob’s authority is somewhat diminished. His position is also at odds with the fact that we do live in a democracy of sorts, in which the views of all are to be considered. In an authoritarian world, I can well do without the treachery of those who consider individual rights and personal freedoms to have a lower priority than other issues. Once we start chipping away at any personal freedom, we’re on the increasingly steeper downward slope to a situation in which people in general become servants of the state and business, instead of, the reverse.To smoke is illogical, but approximately one-third of the working population does it. Some of us (yes, I am one) enjoy the habit. Also, the use of tobacco, moreover, is a lucrative source of revenue for HM Government. The logical position for any government, armed with the knowledge we have, would be to outlaw tobacco use. It won’t, due to the cost to the treasury. If it did, the £28 per week that each smoker contributes to the treasury would have to be shared out. So, Bob, at least, try to find ways we can work together or stop being hypocritical, campaign for the total outlawing of tobacco, and be prepared for the financial consequences.Kevin Twining Eastern Territory Management Trainer Royal Mail Letters of the week: loyalty works as a two-way thingOn 7 Nov 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

first_imgWe investigated trophic ecology variation among colonies as well as sex- and age-related differences in the diet of the southern giant petrel Macronectes giganteus, a long-lived seabird that is sexually dimorphic in size. We measured stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N) in blood samples collected during breeding at Bird Island (South Georgia, Antarctica) in 1998 and at 2 colonies in the Argentinean area of Patagonia in 2000 and 2001. Individuals from South Georgia showed lower δ13C and δ15N values than those in Patagonia, as expected from the more pelagic location and the short length of the Antarctic food web. Males and females showed significant differences in the isotopic signatures at both localities. These differences agree with the sexual differences in diet found in previous studies, which showed that both sexes rely mainly on penguin and seal carrion, but females also feed extensively on marine prey, such as fish, squid and crustaceans. However, males from Patagonia showed significantly higher δ15N and δ13C values than females did, and the reverse trend was observed at South Georgia. This opposite trend is probably related to the different trophic level of carrion between locations: whereas penguins and pinnipeds in Patagonia rely mainly on fish and cephalopods, in South Georgia they rely mainly on krill. Stable isotope values of male and female chicks in Patagonia did not differ; both attained high values, similar to adult males and higher than adult females, suggesting that parents do not provision their single offspring differently in relation to sex; however, they seem to provide offspring with a higher proportion of carrion, probably of higher quality, and more abundant food, than they consume themselves. Stable isotopes at South Georgia were not affected by age of adults. We have provided new information on intraspecific segregation in the diet in a seabird species and have also underlined the importance of considering food web structure when studying intraspecific variability in trophic ecology.last_img read more

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first_imgMarket research firm Technomic says that 57% of around 3,500 respondents to a survey “had never been to a bakery cafe restaurant” in the US. Staggeringly, 28% of those non-customers don’t visit bakery cafés because they are “not familiar with what food items the concept offers”. THEY DON”T KNOW WHAT A BAKERY OFFERS?!? And we thought our UK industry had it tough.last_img