Wellington Sevens – the draw in full

first_imgFijiSouth AfricaFranceCanadaFeel the power of Rugby Sevens click here “It all perfectly sets up the Wellington event, which is sure to be another packed stadium with the tickets having sold out so quickly again.“The core teams have a few weeks now to go home and recharge the batteries before meeting up again and also taking on the local qualifiers from Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Cook Islands, who are always strong.”After the Wellington tournament, the eight-event HSBC Sevens World Series will travel on to Las Vegas in the USA before also visiting Hong Kong, Australia, England and Scotland, climaxing at Murrayfield on 28-29 May 2011.Pool AEnglandWalesUnited StatesCook IslandsPool BNew ZealandArgentinaScotlandPapua New GuineaPool C SamoaAustraliaKenyaTongaPool D Sevens lineoutThe pools and match schedule have been announced for the third event of the 2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series, on 4-5 February 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand.Once again, the NZI Sevens kicks off the World Series action in the new year and will be played at the city’s famous Westpac Stadium.After the first two events in Dubai and South Africa, England lead the World Series with 44 points from New Zealand (40), Samoa (36) and Fiji (32) with South Africa lying fifth on 24.As a result of their strong start – including winning the Cup title in Dubai and reaching the final in South Africa – England top the seeds in Wellington and start in Pool A with matches against Wales, USA and the Cook Islands.New Zealand’s title defence in George has helped them to second in the standings and they top Pool B with matches against Argentina, Scotland and Papua New Guinea.Reigning World Series champions Samoa and defending NZI Sevens champions Fiji have both reached two Cup semi finals this season and top Pools C and D respectively.Samoa face three tough matches in Pool C against Commonwealth Games silver medallists Australia, Kenya and the ever dangerous Tongans, while Fiji will take on South Africa – twice Plate winners this season – France and Canada in Pool D.“We have enjoyed a superb start to the new HSBC Sevens World Series with two different winners, many teams competitive and sell-out crowds in both Dubai and George,” said IRB Tournament Manager, Beth Coalter.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508359/bernarda-luis-nitsche-arquitetos Clipboard 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508359/bernarda-luis-nitsche-arquitetos Clipboard Brazil Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 16 Share photographs:  Nelson KonPhotographs:  Nelson KonConstruction:Idea!Zarvos e Luciano WertheimDesign Of Foundations :Werebe Mordo – Eng. Alberto Werebe/RogérioDesign Of Concrete Structure :Werebe Mordo – Eng. Alberto Werebe/RogérioFacility Design :Grau EngenhariaDraft Frames :ArqmateHand Labor :Luciano Wertheim S/A Empreendimentos ImobiliáriosCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The Bernarda Luiz house condominium was conceived to conciliate the tranquility, security and cosiness of a village with the exclusivity and privacy of an isolated house.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe houses where carefully disposed on the plot to ensure that all of them could have a central garden and balconies related to it. With this concept all the compartments have light and natural ventilation.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe roof top works as an wide terrace with a magnificient view to the neighborhood- Alto de Pinheiros. At the underground there is a common area with access to a nice garden and a swimming pool.Save this picture!SectionInstead of repeating five similar houses we decide to Project/design all different, according to its different position and also to amplify the possibilities of choice of the future owner. Visually the condominium harmony was defined by a single volumetric and façade panels with different dimension, color and situation.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 4ArticlesB House / Domenack ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  1811 m² Area:  1811 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs 2010 Houses Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOSSave this projectSaveBernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil CopyAbout this officeNITSCHE ARQUITETOSOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloHousesBrazilPublished on May 24, 2014Cite: “Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS” 24 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

JustGiving’s Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year award shortlist announced

first_imgSeven celebrities have been shortlisted for the JustGiving Awards Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year 2013. This is the one JustGiving Award category chosen by the public.People can vote for their favourite celebrity on the shortlist via The Huffington Post UK‘s website. The news and opinion site are media partner for the Awards. Voting closes on 15 March. JustGiving’s Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year award shortlist announced Howard Lake | 15 February 2013 | News Photo: Nell McAndrewThe celebrity shortlistTom Hardy – the actor drove across Siberia to raise over £40,000 for Cambridge homeless charity Flack, helping it to avoid closure.Rebecca Adlington – the Olympic swimmer raised £25,000 for The Perfect Day Foundation and Sport In Action by cycling 450km across Zambia in four days.Nell McAndrew – the model raised over £11,000 at last year’s marathon for Cancer Research UK, running the race in 2:54.Scroobious Pip – the musician trekked up Mount Snowdon (with his beard) to raise funds for the Institute of Cancer Research.Geoff Barrow – the Portishead musician organised a charity football match, involving fellow band members, for Children’s Hospice South West, raising over £5,000.Armando Iannucci – the satirical comedy writer bseiled down Oxford Radcliffe hospital, raising over £6,000 for its children’s unit.Richard Herring – the comedian as raised £170,000 for Scope by fundraising during his comedy toursOn receiving her nomination, Adlington said: “I’m thrilled to have been nominated and will share it with my fellow GB swimmers who completed the challenge with me.  It was a real team effort; we couldn’t have done it without each other’s support”.JustGiving AwardsThere are 10 award categories in the JustGiving Awards, all of which are designed to “celebrate extraordinary fundraising achievements”.Anne-Marie Huby, MD of JustGiving said: “Like the British public, many celebrities are doing fantastic work for good causes and, dare I say it, not always getting the recognition they deserve. At JustGiving, we’ve seen some fantastic examples in the last year and we want to celebrate the great work that these celebrities do to support good causes.”www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/14/justgiving-awards-huffington-post-celebrity-fundraiser_n_2686055.html?1360912333&ncid=edlinkukhpmg00000140 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisementcenter_img  83 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards Celebrity Digital Justgiving  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Journalist gets jail sentence for defamation, second case this year

first_imgNews PeruAmericas China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Organisation RSF_en Oswaldo Pereyra Moreno, the host of the “Hora 13” show on Radio Macarena in the northern town of San Lorenzo, was sentenced to serve a year in prison and pay 10,000 soles (3,500 dollars) in damages on 9 June in a defamation suit over a report about alleged sexual abuse of a minor.“This regressive sentence has dealt another major blow to press freedom in Peru, where La Voz de Bagua Grande radio has been subject to an arbitrary broadcasting ban for the past year,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This means there are now two journalists in jail for press offences in Peru although imprisonment does not repair the harm done in defamation cases.” The press freedom organisation added: “It is puzzling that Pereyra is the only journalist to be convicted in connection with this case although other journalists covered it. It is also strange that he is already in detention because execution of his sentence should have been stayed pending the outcome of his appeal.”Pereyra reported in one of his programmes in September 2009 that a 14-year-old girl had been sexually abused by her stepfather, José Montenegro, and then forced to abort in a pharmacy. Montenegro sued Pereyra for defamation but not journalist María Isabel Pérez, who wrote a similar report for the newspaper La Región.The judge ruled that Pereyra defamed Montenegro by naming him in his report. Pereyra disputes the court’s verdict and intends to appeal. He is nonetheless already in police custody and is due to be transferred to a prison next week to begin serving his sentence.This is the second time since the start of the year that a Peruvian journalist has been jailed on a defamation charges. Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco the editor of the regional weekly Nor Oriente, was given a one-year sentence on 12 January in case marred by major irregularities. Receive email alerts to go further Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites June 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gets jail sentence for defamation, second case this year Help by sharing this information center_img News PeruAmericas Follow the news on Peru February 10, 2017 Find out more News News April 1, 2020 Find out more Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Police in Derry confirm that bomb left on bus yesterday evening was viable

first_img Pinterest Police in Derry confirm that bomb left on bus yesterday evening was viable Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Previous articleOngoing security alert on Derry’s Northland RoadNext article News Highland Twitter Google+ Facebook Facebook Police have confirmed that a device left on an bus in Derry last night was viable.A man boarded a bus at around 6pm in the Ballymagroarty area and ordered the driver to take a bomb to Strand Road PSNI station.The bus was then abandoned by the driver on Northland Road.Over 40 families in the Foyle Springs area were evacuated from their homes as a result, and were only allowed to return at 330am this morning.Local Cllr John Boyle, who lives in the area, has condemned the incident. He says it’s a flashback to the horror tactics used during the troubles….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/jboyl.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, the bus driver has been praised for her “bravery”.Ch Supt Stephen Cargin said that the lady drivers actions saved lives:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/craig1pm.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest By News Highland – November 21, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApplast_img read more

Flooding forces the Central Library in Letterkenny to close

first_imgNews Flooding forces the Central Library in Letterkenny to close By News Highland – July 12, 2013 Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ WhatsApp The Central Library Letterkenny will be closed until further noticeThe closure is due to water damage.Donegal County Council has  apologise for the unexpected closure.They remind library members that they can renew their loans online, check their account and request/reserve items online at www.donegallibrary.ie Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleHogan wants Donegal County Council to build more local authority housingNext article‘Let Me be Me’ disillusioned and saddened as the HSE rejects special needs proposals News Highland center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Voters Should Be Able To See Name, Photograph And Symbol of Candidates With Sufficient Clarity, Essential For Free And Fair Election: Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesVoters Should Be Able To See Name, Photograph And Symbol of Candidates With Sufficient Clarity, Essential For Free And Fair Election: Kerala High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas3 April 2021 4:15 AMShare This – xWhile disposing a petition relating to the visibility of a party’s symbol on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Kerala High Court emphasized upon the importance of being able to see the name, photograph, and symbol with clarity. Underscoring the need for clear symbols/photographs in the election process, a Bench of Justice N Nagaresh remarked, “It is important and essential…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?LoginWhile disposing a petition relating to the visibility of a party’s symbol on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Kerala High Court emphasized upon the importance of being able to see the name, photograph, and symbol with clarity. Underscoring the need for clear symbols/photographs in the election process, a Bench of Justice N Nagaresh remarked, “It is important and essential that citizens, who are to caste (cast) vote, are able to see the name, photograph and symbol of all candidates with sufficient clarity. This is essential for any free and fair election.” The Court was hearing a petition by Twenty20, a registered unrecognised political party. The party claimed that the name, photograph, and symbol of its candidates in the Kothamangalam, Thrikkakkara and Vypin Assembly Constituencies were not clear and visible in the EVMs slated to be used during the Kerala Legislative Assembly polls on April 6, 2021. Asserting that every citizen had a valuable constitutional right to make a valid choice of candidate after properly seeing and understanding the candidate, name and symbol, the party’s counsel Advocate Blaze K Jose claimed that their candidates and symbols were not given as much prominence as those of other parties. Therefore, the party sought direction to the Election Commission to ensure that the party’s symbols were as clear as those of other candidates on the EVMs. Bringing on record a photograph of the EVMs in use, the Standing Counsel for the Election Commission Deepu Lal Mohan argued that the party’s symbol was clear and visible on the EVM. It was also submitted that any direction from the court would interfere with the free flow of the election. Ruling out any intereference considering that the election is scheduled for April 6, 2021 and that the EVMs were prepared and Postal Ballot collected, the Court reasoned that any direction that may be given to the respondents at this stage is likely to slow down the election process. “Therefore, there is no question of giving any direction to the respondents to make any substitution at this stage”, the Court said. In the circumstances, the Court stated that it was disposing of the petition directing the Commission to “ensure that the name, photograph and symbol of the candidates belonging to the petitioner-Party are sufficiently clear so that voters can make an easy and informed choice.” Other Petitions filed in the High Court in the run up to the Kerala Assembly Elections 2021 The petition forms one of many pleas that have reached the Court in the last two weeks assailing various steps in the electoral process. First, three candidates belonging to the National Democratic Alliance moved the High Court averring illegal rejection of their candidature by the Returning Officers. The three claimed that the rejection of their candidature for technical defects in their nomination papers was tainted with mala fides. Nomination papers filed by other candidates which had similar defects were accepted by Returning officers, it was contended. The Court, while refusing to interfere, notedthat many such instances were being reported and urged the Election Commission totake steps to ensure the purity of the election process was maintained. Soon after, Leader of Opposition in theKerala Legislative Assembly Ramesh Chennithala moved the High Court alleging the existence of over 3 lakh double entries in the electoral rolls, giving rise to possible double/bogus voting. The Election Commission on the other hand submitted in Court that only 38586 such entries had been identified. Recording a prima facie finding that there were discrepancies in the electoral rolls, the Court directed the Election Commission to no voter voted more than once. In this respect, the Court issued a slew of directives to the Commission, directing the Commission to warn persons of consequences of voting twice, collecting affidavits, photographs and signatures of those whose names appeared twice, among other directions. In the course of the judgment, the Court noted that the Election Commission had taken steps to identifying the double entries, pursuant to representations made by the Leader of Opposition. UDF Candidates EM Augusthy, D Kumar, Cyriac Thomas and Shanymol Usman on Saturday filed similar pleas in the High Court alleging the existence of double entries in the constituencies of Udumbanchola, Devikulam, Peerumedu, and Aroor. Their petitions have been disposed after a Special Sitting of Court on Saturday. Close on the heels of the Leader of the Opposition’s petition, UDF candidates K Muralidharan, Anand Jayan and Deepak Joy, candidates for the constituencies of Nemom, Vamanapuram and Vypin respectively seeking the safety of polled postal ballots. After the Election Commission’s Standing Counsel submitted that the postal ballots would be safeguarded and secured in strong rooms, sealed in the presence of the candidates of the respective constituency, and the entire process videographed, the Court closed proceedings. The Court enjoined the Election Commission to make sure the polled ballots were secured and safeguarded in the manner envisaged in the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. The Kerala State Government through Additional Advocate General Ranjith Thampan moved the Kerala High Court last week challenging the Election Commission’s halt on the government’s special schemeproviding rice and other essential items to ‘non-priority’ segments of thepopulation (blue and white ration card holders) on the ground that the same violated the Model Code of Conduct. The Court has issued a stay on the Commission’s order, in view of the fact that the scheme was announced prior to the commencement of the election and that the scheme was to draw to a close on March 31. The Court however emphasized that the party-in-power could not use the scheme for promotion or to influence voters in its favour in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.Click here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Tourist shot in the face by ICE agent during family friend’s arrest files lawsuit

first_imgUtah778/iStock(NEW YORK) — An unarmed man allegedly shot in the face by a federal immigration officer earlier this month has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the agent and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Erick Diaz Cruz, 26, was visiting his mother in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn on Feb. 6 when he awoke to “men’s voices and banging on the door,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed in the Eastern District.ICE officers were outside with his mother’s partner, Gaspar Avendaño-Hernandez, who was being targeted for removal.According to the lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, an unidentified ICE officer fired a gun directly at Cruz’s face. The bullet fractured multiple bones as it passed through Cruz’s left hand and into his left cheek, lodging behind his ear, according to the lawsuit.“This was not just an attack against me, but also an attack against the entire Latino community in the United States,” Cruz said in a statement. “Our community must come together to protest ICE’s violence.”Cruz was in New York from his hometown of Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz, Mexico, on a valid tourist visa, according to the lawsuit.“Along with millions of New Yorkers, we are heartbroken and sickened by ICE’s senseless and unjustified shooting of Erick,” said his attorney, Katie Rosenfeld of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady. “Erick posed no threat to anyone, at any time. Erick’s face is shattered, and he and his family are traumatized.”The lawsuit said the shooting left Cruz’s life “forever altered,” adding that “what had started as a pleasant vacation with his girlfriend to see his family in New York, and a welcome break from his steady job as a municipal employee in Veracruz, Mexico, became a horrific, life-altering trip causing him grave and permanent injuries.”The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and named the alleged shooter, “John Doe 1,” as a defendant.At the time of the shooting, ICE said in a statement that the shooting was provoked.“A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operations Team discharged at least one firearm in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday morning when officers were physically attacked while attempting to arrest Gaspar Avendano-Hernandez, a twice-removed illegal alien from Mexico with a 2011 assault conviction in New York City,” the agency said.ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News on Wednesday.Avendaño-Hernandez had been arrested three days prior to the shooting for possession of a forged instrument. ICE tried to take him into custody on an immigration detainer, but city authorities don’t recognize detainers unaccompanied by a signed arrest warrant.“This forced ICE officers to locate him on the streets of New York rather than in the safe confines of a jail,” ICE said in a statement at the time.The case became fodder for an ongoing dispute between the Trump administration and New York over its sanctuary policies that give some shield to undocumented immigrants from federal enforcement.Last week, the Trump administration said it will deploy 100 members of the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, a rapid-response security force, to assist ICE officers with removing undocumented immigrants from sanctuary cities like New York and Chicago.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

What to pack in your survival kit

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. What to pack in your survival kitOn 1 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Stick with it, says author and guru Ken Blanchard, as he gives somepractical answers on getting the best results when you’re dealing with hardtimes and tough people.During tough economic times, some kind of change in organisations becomesinevitable. Unfortunately, because people find change threatening, they tend to focus onthemselves, becoming concerned only about their own security, safety andwellbeing. Then, if too many people get stuck in the change process itself andcan’t see the bigger plan to move through change effectively, individuals andorganisations face a struggle for survival. Simply getting rid of people, or allowing them to stagnate, is the easy wayout. Sticking with your people and encouraging them to advance themselves inthe process is inspiring and effective. It is also a wise economic decisionwhen you consider the cost of training new people from scratch. A major study at the University of Texas, which involved Blanchard associatePat Zigarmi, isolated six stages of concern which people go through duringtimes of either planned change, or change caused by unexpected events such asthe world is facing now. To help people get through these seasons of change,leaders should familiarise themselves with these six stages. The first three are particularly important, too often forgotten by leaderswho initiate change processes by pitching only the benefits and the impact ofthe desired change. 1 Information People want to know what’s happening so you need toover-inform at the beginning of a change effort. Use voicemail, e-mail – anyway possible to tell your people what’s happening. They want to know what youhave in mind. They want any and all information. 2 Personal People are worried about themselves and how the changeeffort will impact them. Will they survive? Timely training can help peoplemove quickly through this stage. 3 Implementation What will happen first second, third, etc? Peopleneed a clear mission to help put strategies into practice. Now people are ready to hear about the benefits of the change and focus onthe last three concerns that really come to the fore in tough times! 4 Impact Is the effort worth it? Will the change make a realdifference? This is where people start selling themselves on the benefits of thechange. 5 Collaboration Who else should be involved? How can we work withothers to make this new plan successful? Again, people only think aboutcollaboration after they have taken care of other things. 6 Refinement How can we make the change even better? Can we improveon the original idea? At this point, people with refinement concerns havebought into the change and are focused on continuous improvement. You’re much better off training your people in new skills during tough timesbecause it moves people through the six stages of concern more effectively.Without learning new skills and tasks during times of change, people tend toturn inward and get stuck in the personal concern stage. Also, the positive sense of morale and loyalty you create when you invest inyour people is absolutely incredible. If everybody is wondering when they’regoing to get their P45, nobody is going to be effectively focused on the keyvalues and strategies that drive your business forward. creative One of the most creative and productive ways you can move people past theirpersonal concerns is to say, “We’re going to hang with you because you arepart of the group that got us to where we are today. If we have to redeployyou, we’ll give you the training you need to contribute to the bottom line moreeffectively”. We said in our company, “You might not have the same job you hadbefore, you might not have the same responsibilities you had before, but we’regoing to hang with you because you are part of the group that brought us to theparty. We’re going to train you in an area where you can contribute to thebottom line more effectively.” Organisations that are going to be successful during tough times are thosethat are willing to keep investing in their people, that keep moving forwardand inventing new ways to deal with the various stages of concern. Make these challenging times special. Don’t look back on them with regret.Step out in faith and redefine the bottom line in your organisation by valuingthe people who brought you to “the dance”. After all, you’re only asgood as your people. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Discounted Ocean City Beach Tags on Sale in Time to Purchase as Gifts

first_imgSamples of Ocean City beach tags from prior years. This year’s design features the historic U.S. Life Saving Service.Beach tags for the summer 2015 season are on sale now online and at four locations in Ocean City. A $5 discount on seasonal tags is good through May 31.The 2015 beach tag design honors the historic U.S. Life Saving Services, precursor of the modern U.S. Coast Guard.The online store for beach tags can be accessed 24 hours a day at store.ocnj.us.  Mail order forms are also available online and should be mailed before Dec. 18 to guarantee Christmas delivery.The 2015 preseason beach tags are available for $20 and are required for beachgoers ages 12 and up. On June 1, 2015, seasonal beach tags prices increase to $25.Online and mail-order purchases include a $5 shipping fee. To avoid that cost, beach tags can be purchased in person at the following locations:Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson AvenueMonday thru Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm,Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pmRoy Gillian Welcome Center, Route 52 CausewayMonday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 4:30pm.Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pmHenry S. Knight Building, 115 12th StreetMonday-Friday 9:00am to 4:30pmCity Hall, 861 Asbury AvenueMonday-Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pmFriday 9:00am to 7:00pmSaturday 10:00am to 7:00pmSunday 10:00am to 6:00pmFree beach tags for active-duty military members and veterans will be available in the spring. For additional information, visit  www.ocnj.us/beachtags or call 609-399-6111.The fees for weekly beach tags ($10) and daily tags ($5) will remain unchanged in 2015. They will not be available for purchase until the season starts.last_img read more