A profitable day for The City of Apopka

first_img Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Let me make it very clear who is sitting on the council now and voted for your water rates, sewer rates, re-use water rates that were increased, plus all the additional charges and fees that I discussed up above in my postings and approved of them. First, Commissioner Becker and Commissioner Bankson were not to blame, as they had not been elected at that time. This ordinance for an increase occurred starting at the Feb. 3, 2016 Apopka City Council Meeting, Ordinance 2475, and at that first reading Commissioner Ruth made the motion to increase the rates, seconded by Commissioner Velasquez……….all others, Commissioner Dean, Commissioner Arrowsmith, and Mayor Kilsheimer all voted in favor too, and voted aye. The first reading was all in favor. Then there had to be another vote, a second reading, and Commissioner Ruth made the motion to increase the rates again, and approve the ordinance 2475, and Commissioner Velazquez made the second, and Commissoner Arrowsmith voted for approval, Mayor Kilsheimer voted for it, and this is where it gets sticky because Commissioner Dean this time changed his vote, and voted against the ordinance to increase your water, sewer, re-use water rates and all of the excessive extra fees. So Commissioner Dean was not responsible in the long run for upping your water rates, that was the second reading of the ordinance, and it passed 4-1 with Commissioner Dean voting against it. The second reading was Feb. 17, 2016. I looked it back up because I wanted to get it right. You can heard it at Apopka.net, Feb. 3, 2016 council meeting and Feb. 17, 2016, council meeting………..so who listens to the citizens, as our representatives of the people??? Regarding tax increases, utility increases, fees, etc.????? Remember them that could care less what you have to say, and hold them responsible, sooner or later! Reply Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm Reply August 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply Mama Mia Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Reply August 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. One other fact that I find fascinating is that when the west side well at Grossenbacher Water Plant was drilled, there were old shark’s teeth found way down in there and were pulled up during the drilling. I guess it is true that Florida was once completely covered by the ocean. I got to go cook supper now…………… Please enter your name here Reply Reply Yeah, and the SJRWMD gave $ 70, 088 dollars to the city, as a partner, to help the city educate and show citizens, commercial accounts holders, and the city itself, on how to conserve water from the aquifer, and identify high water usage accounts. The mayor wants to increase his donation to the Apopka Begins and Ends With A program, the non-profit program, that helps the local school system get a better school grade rating. The mayor wants to give $ 70,000 to that program for the coming year, for the schools, in the coming budget, out of tax payer funds! And at the same time, has the gall to ask the council for a millage rate increase on property taxes….. Odd, isn’t it, that is the same amount that SJRWMD gave to the city, pretty much? I think I’m onto something here……Hmmmm.???……….the mayor already has a plan to conserve water, and it has already been pasted, and approved, by the city council, prior to the last election. It is called PAYING OUT YOUR BUTT for your water, sewer, and re-use in the form of a bill increase every year, annually for the next five years, and you will see your first monthly increase, on your Oct. 2016, bill, and it will increase each year for the next five years, and will COMPOUND just like the interest on your credit cards!!!!. Thanks a lot for nothing, old city council, not new council members just elected……….W&$%)&@X!T*)^F$^U!!!!!!! If you go on vacation and have to cut the water off and then back on later expect a charge for the cut- ons and cut- offs……also you will pay for minimum water bill, sewer bill, and re-use bill, even though there is no water being used on your home during your vacation or your trip back up north as a snowbird resident, or for any other reason. This is also part of what the old city council pasted and approved recently, prior to Commissioner Bankson and Commissioner Becker’s arrival as commissioners……thanks for nothing old council members, and I don’t mean under Mayor Land either, you all, in part, who are sitting up there now, except for Commissioner Becker and Commissioner Bankson, who were not there then, when you all refused to listen to the citizens!!!! ……..^#x%@!85)$!ZY^*!!!!! Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm August 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply August 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm August 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm I, for one, as an Apopka city resident and taxpayer, am tired of the City of Apopka, giving away money to non-profits, and I don’t care who they are! All of them. And I don’t care what Buddy Dyer does over in Orlando. You now understand why his tax rates keep going sky high. Wasting money, that is not his, but acts like it is his! Same thing is going to happen here in this city, if someone doesn’t stop it! Apopka Youth Works………..why is the city giving away money to pay for them a job? I wouldn’t have a problem with the program, if they were employed by the city, with the city paying their wages, but they go work for private businesses, and the city pays the bill for them to work somewhere else! It is true. Plus a non-profit pays part too, I understand. Let them work for the city, if the city is going to pay them, and do something for the good of the city doing a job! Good grief. Go wash some fire trucks, file some paperwork, sort out something up at city hall, wash the garbage trucks, pick up paper in the parks, something! I don’t mean something dangerous, but my goodness, if they want the money, they can’t expect to sit on their duffs in an air conditioned building and just whirl around in a computer chair at a desk, playing big wig! My husband and I were not so lucky at that age, to have someone coddle us with jobs, we had to go find one ourselves if we wanted money. Let them work at the city, and do something for the money that the taxpayers have to pay for them!!!!!! Plenty of fire hydrants to be painted, hint hint……….. Please enter your comment! Yeah, also if you didn’t know it, emergency calls to cut your water off for a leak, used to be a courtesy and there was no charge. Now you will be charged a fee. $ 35.00 to come cut it off, and $35.00 to turn it back on. Don’t mess with the cut off valve yourself because if you break it, then you will be charged for the damage, yourself, or if they catch you………………….. Mama Mia August 5, 2016 at 11:43 am Mama Mia Mama Miacenter_img Thanks for those details. They have been added to the story. August 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm TAGScity council meeting Previous articleHurricane Earl makes landfallNext articleOn This Day: Anne Frank Captured Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Just to clarify, the AHA Players presented a check in the amount of $500. Additional monies raised through Aunt Gingibread’s concession sales and donations made directly to Christian at the event brought the overall total raised to be almost $800. Yesterday, two tall sand crane birds almost got hit. We were moving along pretty good in the far right lane when all of a sudden out of nowhere coming across the fives lanes of heavy traffic, in front of Dream Lake the birds stepped right and we managed to avoid them and go on, after hitting the brakes. Their gray color blended right in with the color of the road, and they walked between the cars! I looked over to the left lane beside us, and spotted Commissioner Bankson, in his car, and he avoided hitting them too. It happened so fast, but they managed to get on across, the heavy fast traffic, over to pick along Dream Lake Park. I would have just died if we had of hit them! Reply Reply Reply And for the record, there is a professionally made, Re-call Mayor Kilsheimer sign stuck in the ground right near the intersection of my home, and it is not a painted do-it-yourself homemade sign, and Mayor Kilsheimer, I didn’t do it! Don’t blame me for that one……….I didn’t do it!!! Jim Meadows Now regarding the claim that there is water that stinks like poop really bad coming from the Grossenbacher Water Plant, that is not the drinking water, that is along the sidewalks, when from time to time, and it happens in all cities, the sewer lines get backed up from something that was flushed, and stuck to the lines, and this causes a backup of the sewage and when that happens, you can look at the manhole covers, they will be clearly marked with the words sanitary sewer, and they will be in place over the holes, but the sewer water will be overflowing, from underneath, and will run down the streets, along the sidewalks, and down the storm drains. It happens, if you know what I mean. LOL! I saw it happen not too long ago and was hunting the phones to call it in on my cell phone, then I saw the crews coming to work on it, right there along Park Avenue at Grossenbacher, Nightingale, Sandpiper, etc……Don’t get confused, and think that is the drinking water smelling like that!!! Believe me, it does smell like poop, because that is what it is, when the sewer lines back up! Mayor Kilsheimer, you will be pleased to know that the sign was gone this morning. I checked near the intersection around 7:25 am and it was gone. Didn’t see it tossed in the high grass either. Maybe the best place to conserve the water would be for the city to look at their own efforts of conservation………what about the 85 MILLION GALLONS OF WASTEWATER that was suppose to be used for re-use water, but was pumped onto the spray fields and wasted. That is a tremendous amount of water, OMG! Picture this, the potable water tank at Grossenbacher Water Plant, the big one, holds one million gallons. Now picture that amount, because you can drive by there and see it, now multiply that amount you pictured in your mind, times 85, and that is the amount, 85 millions gallons of wasterwater, that was to be used for re-use water, and sold through the water system to residents for their lawns, that was WASTED, and why? Anuvia, and their excessive high levels of nitrates, that messed up our waste water plant for awhile, and put us in the news in a negative light, that’s why! Is the problem solved now, and at what cost, has it cost us the tax payers? We will never know, for sure………… 17 COMMENTS Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm Reply August 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Reply Good people can disagree on budgets, spending, reserves and how to manage them, but when giant checks show up at The City Council meeting, everyone is generally happy. It was a profitable day for The City of Apopka, with grants, gifts and 5-0 votes to accept the funds filling the early agenda.Apopka Boy Scout Troop #211 received a check from The City of Apopka.It started off with Christian Lamphere and his Boy Scout Troop #211 receiving a gift of $1,500 from The City of Apopka for their assistance with the Independence Day event. The Troop helped event goers get their cars parked efficiently.Lamphere also received a check for $800 from Jim Meadows, Founder of the AHA Players community theater group. He also gave Lamphere a banner listing the names of all the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lamphere is constructing a 9/11 memorial at Apopka City Hall with support from The City of Apopka and the community.The money was raised during the AHA Players’ June Performance of “The Guys” at the Apopka Community Center. The performance included a display of a section of the original World Trade Center, which will be the centerpiece of the 9-11 memorial. Aunt Gingibread’s Bakery also sold items for the event. The AHA Players portion of the $800 donation was $500. Additional monies raised through Aunt Gingibread’s concession sales and donations made directly to Christian at the event brought the overall total raised to almost $800.The Duke Energy Foundation presented a check for $9,500 to support Apopka Begins and Ends With ‘A.’ The Duke grant is the first-ever cash award for the program, which the City launched in October 2015.The City of Apopka received a grant from Duke Energy for Apopka begins and ends with ‘A’.The city program seeks to help Apopka schools work toward achieving an “A” rating from the state of Florida through a program of focused community involvement into educational activities. The program’s goals are to improve student outcomes as well as the perception of Apopka-area schools. Overall, the City’s long-term objective is to increase Apopka’s prospects for economic development.“In November of 2015, we established two community action team programs at Rock Springs and Lovell Elementary Schools,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “We hope to expand it to five schools this year.”Duke is also a sponsor of the Science Incubator Program in Altamonte Springs which benefits the Seminole County Public School System.The City also received a check from Robert Brooks, park manager with the Wekiva River basin state parks, for $100,000 in state grants to improve recreational facilities at the city’s Alonzo Williams Park and Kit Land Nelson Park. The grants were awarded as part of the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program.The Apopka Fire Department also received two grants from The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and from FEMA.The Firehouse Subs  awarded Apopka firefighters with $4,401 to purchase special extraction equipment used in vehicle emergencies.The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $10,000 grant to the Apopka Fire Department to purchase a portable kit that tests the fit of firefighters’ respirator masks. Masks are assigned to each firefighter as part of their essential equipment to breathe clean air during emergencies. The masks must seal properly around firefighters’ face and heads to be properly certified each year.CORRECTION: An earlier version of the article did not provide detail about the the AHA Players 9-11 Memorial donation.  It has now been added. August 5, 2016 at 7:29 am The mayor told the truth about the Grossenbacher Water Plant and why there is a smell sometimes, it is the sulfur in the water. Actually, sulfur is good for your health. Yes, the sulfur water it is aerated, and it helps remove the smell, and yes, if a new pump was put in, then the water that was released out there on the grounds, was for the flushing. 100% true……my husband used to be over the water plants, told me that the one well down at Grossenbacher had a nick- name, Sulfur Annie, and that is the well that is the most shallow, but the other wells are super deep compared to Sulfur Annie. The well is a she………….who knew? There is way more sulfur in the most shallow well, Sulfur Annie, but the water from that well, is in no way bad for your health because of the sulfur. They rotate the pumping from the various wells, and if one can’t up with the demand, others come on. August 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Dale Fenwick It appears to me that the city went up on the utility rates and all the excessive fees, regarding utility services, that the city didn’t use to charge for, in order to give more money to the mayor’s favored non-profit program for the schools, such as Apopka Begins and Ends With A…….then money to other non-profits, that he got strong-armed into giving to, that I don’t think he really wanted to give to. Time to cut them all off, if the city needs money, and claims they need to raise taxes to pay for them! Just say no. Reply Mama Mia Organizations that want non-profit money, let them go paint fire hydrants for so much each, and earn the money, not just the Apopka Youth Works……….they city has in the past had to have groups paint them. Don’t know who they were…….. Reply August 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Sharks teeth can found down at Rock Springs too while tubing the waters. August 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here August 4, 2016 at 7:00 pmlast_img read more

USDA Announces Improvements to the Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Program for…

first_img Facebook Twitter USDA Announces Improvements to the Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Program for Cattle and Swine SHARE By USDA Communications – Jul 20, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Improvements to the Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Program for Cattle… USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance program for cattle and swine beginning in the 2021 crop year. Changes include adding premium subsidies to assist producers and moving premium due dates to the end of the endorsement period for cattle.“These changes build upon RMA’s continued effort to make livestock policies more affordable and accessible for livestock producers,” RMA Administrator Martin Barbre said. “We are working to ensure that these improvements can be implemented by the July 31 sales period so producers can take advantage of these changes as soon as possible.”Prior to this change, LGM-Cattle and Swine did not have premium subsidies. Now, subsidies have been added and are based on the deductible selected by the producer. For LGM-Cattle, the subsidy will range from 18 percent with 0 deductible up to 50 percent with a deductible of $70 or greater. For LGM-Swine, the subsidy will range from 18 percent with 0 deductible up to 50 percent with a deductible of $12 or greater.RMA is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus while continuing to support producers, working through AIPs to deliver services, including processing policies, claims and agreements. RMA staff are working with AIPs and other customers by phone, mail and electronically to continue supporting livestock insurance coverage for producers. Farmers with livestock insurance questions or needs should continue to contact their insurance agents about conducting business remotely (by telephone or email). More information can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus.Livestock insurance is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents. A list of insurance agents is available online using the RMA Agent Locator. Learn more about livestock insurance and the modern farm safety net at rma.usda.gov. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleLow Methane Beef Campaign a Positive for Beef on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articleIndiana Corn 59% Good-Excellent, Soybeans at 60% USDA Communicationslast_img read more

Social Distancing to Social Connection – Limerick-Based Charity Plans Ambitious Expansion

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNarrative4 WhatsApp Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsSocial Distancing to Social Connection – Limerick-Based Charity Plans Ambitious ExpansionBy Meghann Scully – July 4, 2020 341 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Previous articleDentist warns of Covid danger as patients diagnosed with mouth cancerNext articleLimerick shortlisted for #shoplocal VillagePod app launch Meghann Scully The organisation’s work with young people has attracted significant international attention and has been featured by the New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC, and the Irish Times.This has led to growing interest from educators and policymakers in the UK, France, Germany, Greece and elsewhere who are eager to learn from Narrative 4’s success in Limerick.Narrative 4 chairperson and co-founder Colum McCann says despite the obvious challenges presented by Covid-19, the time is right for the organisation to expand and that Limerick is the perfect place to lead the way.“Our work is global but Limerick is at the heart of it all. The city is rich in history, heritage, and culture and the passion of its people is evident to all. Exchanging stories is what we’re all about, and by exchanging our stories we know we can change the world for the better.“Look around at all that is happening right now. People are lonely, isolated, divided. By coming together and exchanging stories, we can bring folks together, to see the beauty in each other, to cultivate kindness, empathy, and humanity. Who better to lead this change than young people?” Colum said.The bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon says his organisation is well placed to respond to current challenges and he is excited about the future.“We have tough times ahead, there’s no doubt about that, but Narrative 4 is poised to answer the call of our time. We’ve invested heavily in digital development and we now have the capacity to train over 1000 facilitators per year, which has the potential to positively impact the lives of 100,000s of young people.“We will also soon launch a Global Artists’ Network that will bring leading writers, poets and musicians from around the world to connect with young people in Limerick, and we’ll also be facilitating Limerick artists to connect with young people from around the world.” he added.Central to this work is Narrative 4’s iconic storytelling centre at 58 O’Connell Street, which opened its doors in 2016. This was developed in partnership with Limerick City and County Council and the JP McManus Benevolent Fund.Since then, Newcastle West native and Narrative 4 Regional Director Dr. James Lawlor has been at the fore of developing the centre and rolling out programmes that have reached over 7,000 young people.In addition to training hundreds of teachers and youth workers as Story Exchange facilitators, Narrative 4 has run a Boy’s Stories project on masculinity, a Girls’ Stories after-school project with migrant girls, an international project between young and old, a storytelling summer camp, and has hosted regular A Narrative for Limerick storytelling events.Partners and collaborators in this work include organisations such as Limerick Learning Hub, Southill Hub, Poetry Ireland, and Gaisce – the President’s Award.It is this work that led to the organisation being awarded a prestigious Youth Mental Health Award by the Social Innovation Fund in 2018. The award brought with it valuable national recognition and financial support.Other funders and supporters have included Limerick City and Council Council, Creative Ireland, the Lorna Byrne’s Children’s Foundation, the Ireland Funds, the Department of Justice, Regeneron, the Apple Blossom Fund and the Irish Youth Foundation.The organisation also generates revenue by delivering training and workshops to companies and organisations such as Amnesty International, Microsoft, and the Irish College of General Practitioners.Narrative 4 now has over 1000 applications for training from teachers, youth workers and community leaders and is seeking support to expand to the next level.The timing is right according to Dr. James Lawlor, who says the organisation’s recent transition into virtual training and programming means they can reach more people than ever regardless of school closures and other Covid-19 restrictions.“It’s been a challenging time for all of us, there’s no doubt about that,” said McCann. “Recent months have been difficult for colleagues in the education sector, and charitable  organisations are under serious pressure, especially around fundraising.We know too that the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a huge toll on people and recent studies suggest young people are particularly affected. There’s a lot of invisible suffering out there which is why this kind of work is so important.We’re all about bringing people together, fostering connection, creating spaces for people to see they are not alone and that we are stronger when we hear each other and stand by each other.” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook LIMERICK-based youth organisation Narrative 4 has announced plans to transform its Limerick base into a pioneering European hub for education and training on empathy.The non-profit organisation first opened its doors in Limerick in 2016 and since then has been blazing a trail both locally and nationally.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Its work focuses on fostering a kinder and more empathic society through an acclaimed programme known as the Story Exchange that is proven to challenge stereotypes, break down barriers, and foster a greater sense of wellbeing, connection and empathy among individuals and groups. Find out more about Narrative 4 at www.narrative4.com/Ireland Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Derry Comhaltas will appeal Ulster Standing Committee Fleadh vote

first_imgNewsx Adverts Previous articleGAA – Derry and Tyrone To Clash Again in Dr.McKenna FinalNext articleUdaras figures “encouraging” despite net loss of jobs – Mc Ginley News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 23, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Chair of the Derry branch of Comhltas Ceoltorai Eireann has confirmed they will appeal to the Ard Comhairle following a decision by the Standing Committee of the organisations’ Ulster Council not to back a bid for the All Ireland Fleadh to take place in the city next year.It’s understood the reason for the decision taken at a meeting in Omagh yesterday was concern over the risk of dissident attacks during the event.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, the Chief Exercutive of Comhaltas Labhras O’Murchu, seen as a backer of the Derry bid, says any appeal will be considered in the context of the constitution of Comhaltas……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/labh1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry Comhaltas will appeal Ulster Standing Committee Fleadh vote Facebooklast_img read more

Online assessments – is it fair for everyone

first_img Previous Article Next Article Online assessments – is it fair for everyoneOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today With no face-to-face customer contact, Intelligence Finance realised earlyon that staff development had to be central to it operationInternet-based assessment is now widely used in recruitment, selection anddevelopment, and with good reason. Technology allows more efficient andinnovative processes to be delivered consistently and cost-effectively acrossdifferent parts of the organisation – a major benefit for global employers. It is also easier to customise and brand processes and design assessment tasksto closely resemble everyday working practices, giving candidates a betterinsight into whether they are suited to a particular culture and job role. However, fairness and equality remain an issue, both in terms of attractinga diverse range of applicants and avoiding bias, and web-based processes havebeen criticised for creating ‘unequal opportunities’ as users have tended tohave a particular socio-economic profile. Although this is beginning to change, the ownership and usage of PCs canrepresent part of a lifestyle and culture. By using the internet as the onlyapplication method, organisations run the risk of marginalising a significantnumber of suitably qualified applicants. Research suggests, for example, that: – Indian households are nearly 60 per cent more likely to own or use acomputer than black, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, or white households (FRS/Mintel) – There is a digital gender divide – only 25 per cent of internet users inthe EU are female (Cyber Atlas) While employers are becoming more aware of their obligations under theDisability Discrimination Act, there are still many which fail to makereasonable adjustments to their selection processes for people withdisabilities. By building in adaptations at the front end of the online selectionprocess, employers will ensure fair access and a potential broader talent poolin which to recruit. There are other ‘best practice’ guidelines that will help to make onlineassessment effective and fair for everyone: – Computer proficiency will vary, so offer practice questions and time forfamiliarisation (especially if job simulation exercises are included). Noteveryone has ready access to the internet, so allow plenty of time to organiseresources – In internal assessments, inequality of technology and access to equipmentis likely to be an issue because of different software and hardware levels.Carry out bottom line benchmarking, then design the assessment for the mostbasic technology – There is also the question of whether or not online assessment should betimed. The worry is that reliability of technology is not yet of sufficienthigh quality for bias to fail to be an issue. Ensure that adaptions are builtinto the front end of the process rather than once completed – Content of assessment material should be valid, clear and unambiguous ascandidates working online will have little or no opportunity to query the test – Unless your target population is computer-literate, ensure the system doesnot disadvantage first-time users. Include simple, well-signposted navigation,help files and technical support – All assessments, exercises, competency frameworks and indicators need tobe culture-sensitive. Also, check that the level of English required toundertake the assessment is not higher than that needed to carry out the work – Alternative assessment procedures should also be available Jon Whiteley is head of diversity at occupational psychologist PearnKandola which specialises in assessment, development and diversity. www.pearnkandola.com Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Bees Sweep Doubleheader With Aces

first_imgMay 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Sweep Doubleheader With Aces Robert Lovell Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Salt Lake Bees swept a doubleheader with the Reno Aces on Sunday.  The Bees visit the Sacramento RiverCats tomorrow. The Bees took the first game 9-2 and also won the nightcap 6-4.  The series finale against Reno is tonight at Smith’s Ballpark.  Written bylast_img

Senex Energy completes production test at Gemba-1 gas discovery

first_imgSenex has received a PACE Gas Grant of AUD5.26m (£2.8m) from the South Australian Government to progress the Gemba project Image: Senex Energy has completed the production test of the Gemba-1 gas exploration well. Photo courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay. Australia-based independent oil and gas company Senex Energy has completed the production test of the Gemba-1 gas exploration well in the Cooper Basin, to bring the well online by the end of 2019.The Gemba-1 gas exploration well is located on the southwest margin of the Allunga Trough in the Cooper Basin 5kms from existing infrastructure and approximately 37kms south west of the Moomba processing facility.Senex has completed the five-day production test in August 2019, after a seven-stage hydraulic fracturing program, in which Gemba-1 produced at a stable flow rate of 5mmscf/day on a 28/64” choke.Senex will sell the gas in domestic South Australian marketThe company said that production logs showed a gas contribution from all of the seven stimulated zones and a condensate to gas ratio of approximately 14 barrels per million standard cubic feet of gas.Gemba-1 is anticipated to be tied into the Santos operated gas gathering network in late 2019, with processed sales gas sold into the domestic South Australian market.Senex Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said: “The production test confirmed Senex’s views on this exciting Cooper Basin gas discovery. Test results have proved very encouraging and we are now focused on bringing this gas discovery into production.“We will see new gas supply from the Gemba field delivered to the South Australian market by the end of 2019, and we look forward to fully appraising the extent of the Gemba field.”Senex said that the South Australian Government has awarded a PACE Gas Grant of AUD5.26m (£4.31) to progress the Gemba project.In June 2019, Senex has started the integrated natural gas drilling campaign at Surat Basin development projects, to achieve full-scale production.Under the campaign, the company will drill approximately 110 wells across Roma North and Project Atlas and is expected to deliver natural gas to the 16 TJ/day processing facility at Roma North and the 40 TJ/day processing facility at Project Atlas.last_img read more

Oxford to host New Zealand students affected by earthquake

first_img42 students from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, will be studying at Oxford this Trinity term, under a generous scholarship programme offered by the University in the aftermath of the February 22nd earthquake.32 undergraduate honours students and 10 PhD students, studying the arts, humanities, social sciences and law, will receive $2000 NZD (about £950) each to cover travel, taxes and insurance. The colleges at which they stay will also waive tuition fees and provide residential accommodation for the term.Professor Ian Town, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury commented that the offer of assistance was made, \”immediately after news of the 22 February earthquake reached the UK,\” and that the scholarships, \”represent a tremendous opportunity for our brightest senior students to study at a world leading university for part of 2011.\”The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Andrew Hamilton said, \”I am immensely proud of the response from the collegiate University to the earthquake in New Zealand which had such a devastating effect on our friends and colleagues in Christchurch. We are looking forward to welcoming University of Canterbury students here next term.\”Dr Frances Lannon, Chairman of the Conference of Colleges, added, \”We hope they will enjoy their time in Oxford and benefit from all that the colleges have to offer.\”The relationship between the two universities date back to 1873, when settlers established the cathedral in Christchurch.Other students from Canterbury University are on similar exchange programs in the wake of the earthquake, largely to other institutions in New Zealand, but also to the University of Adelaide in Australia, where 500 places were offered.After the 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region, the university suspended courses indefinitely until the damage could be assessed. As of the 14th March, some lectures have been resumed, many being held in tents and marquees whilst work is carried out on university buildings. All courses are expected to resume at the start of next week, with catch-up classes over the Easter break to make up for lost time.Âlast_img read more

Agenda For Tonights City Council Meeting

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare G.ORDINANCE G-2019-22 An Ordinance to Vacation of Certain Public Ways or Public Places Within The City of Evansville, Indiana, Commonly Known as a Portion of South Frederick Street Between East Walnut Street and Lloyd Expressway Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Adams Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 Agenda Attachment: IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY G-2019-20 Attachment: G-2019-17 Attachment: III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS C-2019-20 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-16 An Ordinance to Vacate a Public Right of Way in Evansville, Indiana, Being All That Part of Hillcrest Terrace Lying South of Block Four (4) and North of Block Three (3) in Alberta Place No. 2, An Addition to the City of Evansville, As Per The Plat Thereof, Recorded in Plat Book “H”, Page 236 in the Office of the Recorder of Vanderburgh County, Indiana and Bounded on the East by Walker Avenue and on the West by the CSX Transportation Right-Of-Way. Sponsor(s): Brinkmeyer Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Adams Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 Notify: Thomas Keith, Andy Easley Engineering, Inc. G-2019-16 Attachment: B.ORDINANCE G-2019-17 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.125.010 (Social Status of African American Males) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 F.ORDINANCE G-2019-21 An Ordinance Granting Certificates of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2020 (Yellow Checker Cab Company) Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 R-2019-31 Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM XI.ADJOURNMENT E.ORDINANCE G-2019-20 An Ordinance Granting Certificates of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2020 (Dave’s Taxi Service) Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS F-2019-24 Amended Attachment: I.INTRODUCTION civic center City Council Meeting On December 2, 2019, at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic Center MEETING AGENDA  VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS B.ORDINANCE F-2019-25 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Appropriation, Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds Within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 12/2/2019 B.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET D.ORDINANCE G-2019-19 An Ordinance Creating Chapter 10.60 (Regulation of E-Scooters) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Mercer Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council is Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. C.ORDINANCE G-2019-18 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.05-090 of the Evansville Municipal Code to Increase Curbside Refuse Collection Fees Sponsor(s): Brinkmeyer, Elpers Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 H.ORDINANCE R-2019-31 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 3314 Washington Avenue Petitioner: Theresa L. Weber Owner: Theresa L. Weber Requested Change: R1 to R2 Ward: 3 Melcher Representative: Kristine Beauchamp B.RESOLUTION C-2019-23 A Confirming Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for The Rehabilitation of Real Property at 24, 26, 34 and 40 West Franklin Street and 101 and 103 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN  47710 Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Councilman Weaver Discussion Date: 12/2/2019 Notify: Ellen Horan, Growth Alliance X.COMMITTEE REPORTS A.RESOLUTION C-2019-20 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving the 2020 Budget of The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District, Inc. Sponsor(s): Robinson Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 12/2/2019 Notify: Josh Armstrong, Downtown Evansville EID G-2019-19 Attachment: G-2019-18 Attachment: C-2019-23 Attachment: G-2019-21 Attachment: G-2019-22 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE F-2019-24 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 12/2/2019 IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS F-2019-25 Attachment: Memo Attachment: last_img read more

Let’s keep the beauty of our city.

first_imgDear Editor:On Aug. 7, I was walking in my neighborhood when I turned onto Eighth Street off of Mansfield Avenue. I was horrified to see Tico’s Tree Service leaving the block and that 22 mature trees had been cut down. It was the only block in the area with any shade on a hot day.I called city hall and was told that the residents had chosen to have their trees removed as part of a repaving and that new trees would be planted. How is it that Rutherford and Ridgefield Park have many beautiful mature trees and still maintain their streets and sidewalks?The next day I discovered that over twenty trees had been removed on the next block. I came upon one home owner who was furious with two representatives of the engineering department who were telling her that the tree in front of her house had to go. She said,” Why did you pretend that I had a choice? My sidewalk is fine. I want my tree.” Later that day her tree was gone.The scarcity of mature trees in Secaucus gives the town a sterile look and makes our homes and town hotter in the summer thus requiring extra energy use for air conditioning and sadly, little shade. I appreciate the green policies of Secaucus but this is not one of them. Kay Millerlast_img read more