HR has no time for affairs of the heart

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR has no time for affairs of the heartOn 12 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Love isn’t in the air among HR professionals in the US, even in the run-upto Valentine’s Day, with the majority of personnel staff saying they wouldn’tget romantically involved with colleagues. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and askedmore than 1,200 HR professionals and corporate executives if they approved ofromantic relationships in the office, and almost three-quarters said no. They said workplace romances were dangerous and were something they wouldavoid. But HR professionals are more romantic than senior staff. While 58 per centof executives said workplace romances should be banned because of the problemscaused if the romance ends, only 12 per cent of HR professionals gave thatreason. The survey found that few organisations have formal policies on workplaceromance. read more

Scoreboard roundup — 8/31/2019

first_imgSeptember 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/31/2019 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGetty/iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEFinal  Atlanta  11  Chi White Sox   5AMERICAN LEAGUEFinal  N-Y Yankees   4  Oakland     3  (11 Innings)Final  Toronto       6  Houston     4Final  Tampa Bay     9  Cleveland   6Final  Detroit      10  Minnesota   7Final  Kansas City   7  Baltimore   5Final  Texas         3  Seattle     2Final  L-A Angels   10  Boston      4NATIONAL LEAGUEFinal  St. Louis   10  Cincinnati      6  (1st game)Final  Milwaukee    2  Chi Cubs        0Final  N-Y Mets     6  Philadelphia    3Final  Washington   7  Miami           0Final  St. Louis    3  Cincinnati      2  (2nd game)Final  Arizona      6  L-A Dodgers     5Final  Pittsburgh  11  Colorado        4Final  San Diego    4  San Francisco   1TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL(21)Iowa St.        29  N. Iowa           26(24)Nebraska        35  South Alabama     21(5)Ohio St.         45  FAU               21(13)Washington      47  E. Washington     14(2)Alabama          42  Duke               3(15)Penn St.        79  Idaho              7(25)Stanford        17  Northwestern       7(22)Syracuse        24  Liberty            0(7)Michigan         40  Middle Tennessee  21(16)Auburn          27  (11)Oregon        21(6)LSU              55  Georgia Southern   3(20)Iowa            38  Miami (Ohio)      14(10)Texas           45  Louisiana Tech    14(23)Washington St.  58  New Mexico St.     7WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONFinal  Washington  91  Dallas       85Final  Las Vegas   92  Los Angeles  86MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERFinal  Colorado               2  New York         0Final tie  Chicago                1  Columbus         1Final  D.C. United            3  Montreal         0Final tie  Toronto FC             1  New England      1Final  Philadelphia           3  Atlanta          1Final  FC Dallas              3  Cincinnati       1Final  Sporting Kansas City   1  Houston          0Final  New York City FC       3  Vancouver        1Final  Portland               1  Real Salt Lake   0Final  San Jose               3  Orlando City     0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

South Bend’s incoming Montessori High School granted Freeway Accreditation

first_img Twitter Google+ By Tommie Lee – April 15, 2020 0 331 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp South Bend’s incoming Montessori High School granted Freeway Accreditation WhatsApp Twitter Facebook In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, the board in a classroom is shown with key words during a Youth Aware of Mental Health session at Uplift Hampton Preparatory School in Dallas. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers the program to schools to help educate students about mental health and suicide prevention. Part of the program includes the students participating in role-playing sessions to help them understand the issues being discussed. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder) The South Bend Montessori High School has received immediate Freeway Accreditation status on Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education.The status allows to school to accept School Choice and Tax Credit scholarships when the inaugural 9th grade class begins school in August.More information on the school is available online at IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Pinterest Previous articleNew York, California loan ventilators to MichiganNext articleMDHHS reports stimulus checks will not affect public assistance benefits Tommie Leelast_img read more

Dirk Van de Put to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz

first_imgMondelēz International has announced that McCain Foods president Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as the new CEO following her decision to step down.Rosenfeld will leave her role as Mondelēz CEO in November 2017, but will remain as chairman of the board until she retires in March 2018.Rosenfeld said that she was very proud of what colleagues at Mondelēz International had accomplished.“The outlook is bright for this great company — one of the few that has consistently delivered on both the top and bottom lines, while making critical investments for future growth,” Rosenfeld said. “The board and I are confident that Dirk Van de Put is the right leader to take us forward.She added: “Throughout his career, Dirk has had a proven track record of driving top-line and category growth, while at the same time improving cost structures and profitability. And he has achieved these results with a values-based leadership style and a steadfast focus on people.”Van de Put (pictured above) brings nearly 30 years of experience in the food and consumer packaging industry to this new leadership role.During his six-year tenure as McCain Foods CEO, he grew net sales by more than 50%, generating more than 75% of that growth organically, with EBITDA growing by double digits each of the last six years.last_img read more

Rage Against The Machine Members Confirm New Supergroup, First Performance Tonight

first_imgUpdate (Watch Here): Watch Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy & Cypress Hill Members Debut As Prophets Of RageWhat started out as a hopeful Rage Against The Machine reunion has blossomed into something new and exciting, as today band members confirmed reports of a new supergroup called Prophets Of Rage. The band features three of the four RATM members, including Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real.Tonight, the intimate Whisky-A-Go-Go club in Los Angeles, CA will host the first-ever Prophets of Rage concert, and the counter on the band’s new website is counting down to a new announcement coming in just a few days. The site also gives a mission statement for the band, saying “We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs. It’s time to take the power back.”A larger report from Rolling Stone shares more information, including planned setlists that feature songs from Rage Against The Machine’s, Public Enemy’s and Cypress Hill’s catalogs. Wilk says, “The setlist is pretty evenly split between the three groups. We’re also playing a couple Prophets of Rage songs. We’re doing some writing, but I don’t want to give too much away.”B-Real commented on the setlist, saying “We’re going to surprise people with how we put this all down. There are so many Rage songs that I love, but I think everybody’s favorite is “Bulls on Parade.” It just has a tremendous amount of energy. At this point, it’s hard to pinpoint what the setlist will be, what will make the cut and what won’t. We’re having fun in the process.”Commerford explains the band’s origins as well, as he’s quoted as saying, “I’m gonna credit Tom Morello with the origin of the idea. He asked me if I was into it. He was the spearhead. When he gets his head wrapped around something it’s like a mental python.”Morello added, “It all happened pretty organically. We’ve been friends for a long time. It’s not like we went on YouTube and auditioned someone who could do a convincing version of “Bullet In The Head.” That wasn’t it at all. We’ve been musical comrades for a very long time. We’ve had a tremendous amount of respect for each other musically and politically. They’re my idols and friends. I called up Chuck D. I think I texted B.”Commerford also talks about Zack de la Rocha’s absence from the project, saying he spoke to “Zack and got his blessing, and that’s really great. We’re a family and there’s support across the board. I support him and everything he does, and vice versa. I’ve definitely been keeping him in the know. You’re never going to replace Zack, and we aren’t trying to do that. He’s a unique artist and showman. It’s going to take people that I know he looks up to and that he idolizes and that he’s inspired by. We’re going to plug them in and see what they can do with these songs, because at the end of the day it’s all about the songs. The songs are needed right now, they really are. This is gonna be some cool shit.”Morello does a nice job of summarizing the band and its purpose. He gets the last line in the article, saying, Prophets of Rage combines the sonic power of Rage, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. It’s my contention that we can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs. Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are both constantly referred to in the media as raging against the machine. We’ve come back to remind everyone what raging against the machine really means. It’s a voice that’s been missing too long in the national/international dialogue and it’s back. What better place than here? What better time than now?”You can read more about the new group here.last_img read more

Naughty Professor’s Noah Young Releases Funk Track “Chewing Cud” Ahead Of Solo Album [Video Premiere]

first_imgNOLA-based funk and jazz outfit Naughty Professor breeds more than just good times. Despite the band’s rigorous national tour schedule, Noah Young remains one of the most sought after bassists in New Orleans. Playing 100-150 shows per year around the continental U.S. with NP already, he still maintains a busy schedule in New Orleans and consistently performs with various side projects. But 2017 is the year of Noah Young, and he will start by using the spotlight to debut his own solo work with the release of an album Start The Reactor on Friday, January 13.The album will see Young explore the realms of funk and jazz-fusion in a diverse new setting. In his 6 + years of being active in the New Orleans music scene, the University of New Orleans Jazz Studies graduate has had the pleasure of performing and recording with several of his inspirations, like Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Eric Bloom (Lettuce), Mike Dillon, David Shaw (The Revivalists), Sasha Masakowski, Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Russell Batiste, and many more. This album is the culmination of all those great experiences.Check out his newest venture in the video for “Chewing Cud” exclusively below:Noah Young’s full band includes drummer Walter Lundy (Bonerama), guitarist Danny Abel (Gravity A, Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, Khris Royal and Dark Matter), saxophonist Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson), keyboardist Jason Butler, keyboardist Sam Kuslan, with Noah on bass.Young tells us, “I feel fortunate to have some of my favorite musicians in New Orleans on my debut album Start The Reactor. These guys did an incredible job bringing my songs to life. Also my man Bill Daniel (Naughty Professor’s guitarist) did a great job recording, and mixing the album at his spot Wild Child Studios.”To celebrate the arrival of Start The Reactor, there will be a FREE album release concert on Saturday, January 14 at Blue Nile in New Orleans. Special guests Space and Harmony (featuring members of The Revivalists and Naughty Professor) will open up the evening, before Noah Young and his fantastic band take the stage. The show will start promptly at 10:30PM.last_img read more

A Pinch of Salt, a Pinch of Pepper, and a Heaping Dose of Agility

first_imgDear readers, today I would like to put on a cooking show for you. I’m standing in front of the stove, armed with an apron and a wooden spoon, surrounded by bowls, pots, oil, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and other ingredients. Time to get cooking!Just kidding. Those of you who know me a bit better know that you wouldn’t really catch me on a cooking show. But the parallels between digital transformation and cooking are too obvious for me to resist conjuring up that image.If we’ve learned anything from the discussions and experiences of the last few months, it’s that digital transformation is anything but trivial. It doesn’t suffice to simply declare that digital transformation is happening and then make a few tentative software adjustments. Digitalization causes wide-reaching changes at every company, including structural ones. The difficulty lies in anticipating these changes in advance, but it’s the only way to establish the necessary requirements.While digital transformation may or may not involve new business models, which in turn may differ from one another, one thing is the same across the board: All activities will become more customer-centric. In keeping with this, companies need to better familiarize themselves with as many aspects of their customers as possible: their surfing behavior, their purchasing habits, their expectations for new services, and their acceptance of app content. This new, increased focus on customers alone has radical implications for IT: Data volumes will increase, data analytics will play a central role, and quickly adaptable services and app features will become commonplace.Storage systems will then need to be adjusted, and CRM and analysis applications will have to be whipped into shape or even repurchased; data security solutions will become even more important (especially in the wake of the new General Data Protection Regulation); infrastructure flexibility must be improved, high availability must be guaranteed, sufficient performance must be ensured, and completely new development tools must be introduced. The dynamic integration of cloud solutions and the use of managed services must be considered, and all of the individual components must be precisely and dynamically coordinated with one another – and all of this needs to be done because of one single aspect of digitalization. Digital transformation is truly anything but trivial. Which makes it all the more crucial to partner with an IT service provider that can handle all of the necessary changes and, ideally, can offer a full portfolio from a single source, the contents of which are coordinated with one another to the greatest possible extent.I still haven’t forgotten my cooking analogy, by the way: Just as with cooking, digitalization calls for a precise combination of the right components (ingredients) with one another.If only it were as simple as that.Combining the components is one thing, but successful implementation is something entirely different: When two people use the exact same ingredients and follow a precise recipe, one of them might make an acceptable meal, whereas the other might make a magnificent, prize-worthy dish. Little things often make all the difference, and the same applies to digital transformation.Taste and talent are to cooking what a cultural shift and agility are to digitalization. In both cases, each of the two are indispensable to success. Incidentally, you can use the well-known OSI layer model as a reference point for imagining a new “digitalization layer model” that would include the following important aspects:InfrastructureHardwareSoftwareApplicationsCultural ShiftAgilityYour company must be ready to undergo a cultural shift; in order to promote digitalization, you need to question a wide range of outdated dogmas and structures and, in the event of doubt, break with them. These include existing hierarchies, specialist departments, and positions. Ideally, everyone will work together with everyone else, which will involve some people giving up some of their power. That will not be to everyone’s taste, but that’s not a problem; the important thing is that your cooperation helps you achieve your goals.This calls for mental agility. Agility means much more than that, though: for example, being committed to innovation, loving to shake things up, and accepting creativity as a tool that’s worth just as much as strict analysis. And, of course, agility is specifically required in software development.There are wonderful examples of how this kind of agility works in the field of industry. For example, Volkswagen set itself the goal of transforming “from an automotive manufacturer into a mobility provider,” according to CIO Martin Hoffmann. The company’s IT played a central role in making this happen, especially in expanding its innovation leadership and competitiveness. To facilitate this, the Group opened its Digital Lab in Berlin, and works closely together with our subsidiary Pivotal in order to create a powerful digital ecosystem. “Imagine that you have a great idea one morning, and that by the end of the day you can offer it to your customers as a product that is ready to use,” reads the Pivotal homepage. This approach is not only Volkswagen’s preferred way of developing new business models, but also represents the very essence of agility.I very much hope that your company will also develop a taste for this new agility. Bon appétit.last_img read more

Leandra’s Law Interlock Penalties Increased, DA Warns

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, right, speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. From left are Betsy Shein, whose son was killed by a drunken driver; Lenny Rosado, whose daughter was killed by a drunken driver and had Leandra’s Law named after her; and Marge Lee, head of anti-DWI advocacy group DEDICATEDD.Convicts who drove drunk with children as passengers have been skirting sentencing under the New York State law that makes such conduct a felony, a trend that prompted passage of tougher penalties that begin Friday.Amendments to Leandra’s Law going into effect double the six-month duration convicted drunken drivers must have their vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device that forces them to blow into a breathalyzer and stops them from starting the engine if they have alcohol on their breath—a sentence requirement most ignore.“We are one of the toughest states on drunken driving, and tomorrow we will be even tougher,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice told reporters during a news conference at her Mineola office Thursday while flanked by advocates for families of victims killed or maimed by drunken drivers. “We are going to be able to capture a lot of those people that are evading the ignition interlock now.”Seventy two percent of New York State drunken-driving convicts ignore court orders to install interlocks or skirt the law by transferring ownership of their vehicles, according to the state Office of Probation Correctional Alternatives.The beefed-up Leandra’s Law also allows authorities to install interlocks before convicts are sentenced to ensure that it gets done, mandates interlocks for youthful offenders and upgrades driving while intoxicated with a conditional license—limited driving privileges judges grant to some DWI convicts—from a traffic violation to a felony, same as DWI without a license.In addition, DWI convicts who agree not to own or drive a vehicle will be required to make those statements under oath that, when violated, can result in charges of contempt of court of filing a false instrument—misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail.“My life is not in any way normal anymore,” said Betsy Shein, whose 21-year-old son, Jason, was killed in Farmingdale five years ago by a drunken driver who had transferred ownership of his SUV after a prior DWI conviction. “When you get together for Thanksgiving and there’s an empty chair, it hurts.”Lenny Rosado, whose 11-year-old daughter Leandra was killed in 2009 in New York City when the drunken driver of the SUV she was riding in crashed, said he hoped that the law named for her will go national.Leandra’s Law, or the Child Passenger Protection Act, made driving while intoxicated with a passenger 15 years old or younger a felony in New York when it passed later the same year. The law also required all DWI convicts—misdemeanor first-time offenders and felons alike—to install interlocks, regardless of whether there were any kids along for the ride.Assistant District Attorney Maureen McCormick, the Vehicular Crimes Bureau chief who helped Rice lobby for the Leandra’s law amendments, added that there are still a few more loopholes that need closing, especially for drugged drivers.“It’s difficult to know on a given night how many drunk drivers are out there,” she said. “We’ve got to change the culture, we’ve got to start young.”last_img read more

2 Men Injured in Wheatley Heights Shooting

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One man was seriously injured and another wounded after a shooting in Wheatley Heights early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said. The two men—21-year-old Genesis Foster, who also goes by the name Kaurron, and 19-year-old Charles Harris—were shot multiple times at the Colonial Springs Shopping Center parking lot around 2 a.m., police said. Harris was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. The Wyandanch man is listed in serious condition, police said. Foster, a West Babylon resident, was driven in a private vehicle to the same hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police did not provide details about the shooting other than saying the two men suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives are investigating the shooting. Any witnesses are asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Hood, Harper confirmed to NCUA Board

first_img continue reading » The Senate yesterday approved the nominations of Rodney Hood and Todd Harper to serve on the NCUA Board; they were cleared by voice vote.“NAFCU congratulates Rodney Hood and Todd Harper on being confirmed to the NCUA Board,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Both possess a strong understanding of the industry, and with Chairman Mark McWatters, we are confident the board will continue to be a strong, independent regulator for credit unions.”Hood previously served on the board from 2005-2010 and will fill a six-year term that will expire in 2023. This seat will replace Board Member Rick Metsger, whose term expired in August 2017 but had indicated he would serve until his replacement had been confirmed. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img NCUA headquarterslast_img read more