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Staff lose work if National axed

first_img Previous Article Next Article Staff lose work if National axedOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Companieswhich rely on the Grand National to boost their income could face the prospectof laying off staff if the year’s biggest race is cancelled because of thefoot-and-mouth outbreak.Thecancellation of the race would also impact on the recruitment industry in theNorthwest, which would normally seek to employ temporary catering staff to dealwith the hospitality boom created as 50,000 people gather around Aintree eachApril.StephenPearse, policy specialist at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, said a cancellationwould have a knock-on effect on transport and hospitality industries.Hesaid, “Smaller companies could really struggle as a result of foot-and-mouth.But the concern is not having any work to give staff – many of the people whowork for contract caterers are part-timers and this could have an impact on therecruitment industry.“Therewill be a lot of hotels that will suffer as a result of this and if it isrescheduled it will not be the same.” Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Migration, wintering distribution and habitat use of an endangered tropical seabird, Barau’s petrel Pterodroma baraui

first_imgGadfly petrels are strictly oceanic seabirds that range very far from their breeding grounds. Foraging movements outside the breeding season are poorly described. We used global location sensing (GLS) to describe the migration pathways and wintering habitats of Barau’s petrels Pterodroma baraui, an endemic, endangered seabird of Réunion Island (western Indian Ocean). In 2 consecutive years, petrels migrated far eastward, up to 5000 km from their breeding colony, to the central and eastern Indian Ocean. Migration pathways, timing, and wintering areas varied little among individuals, and non-breeding areas were remarkably consistent between years. There was no sexual variation in migration patterns. Barau’s petrels did not occur in the most productive areas of the Indian Ocean (Arabian Gulf and Somalia upwelling region) but instead foraged over warm oligotrophic and mesotrophic waters. Tracked birds consistently occurred in areas with relatively strong and consistent easterly winds, and avoided northern regions with weaker westerly winds. Our results indicate that Barau’s petrels use an expansive wintering area between the western South Equatorial Current and the eastern Equatorial Counter Current, characterised by warm sea surface temperatures (SST) and low productivity. However, wind regimes in the Indian Ocean are strongly influenced by the Asian Monsoon; in this particular area, wind and currents may create a frontal system where prey are aggregated, increasing their accessibility for Barau’s petrels. These results provide important baseline information for conservation, and are useful for the selection of potential marine reserves and the evaluation of effects of pollution or climate change on this highly threatened species.last_img read more

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Roger Goodell excited for fans, being on stage at 2021 NFL Draft

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — The 2021 NFL Draft will return to an in-person, live event after last year’s virtual presentation and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is swapping out his basement broadcast setup for a massive outdoor stage.Hours ahead of Round 1, Goodell spoke exclusively to ABC News’ Good Morning America from Draft Theater in Cleveland, Ohio, where the festivities will commence for football’s big night.“The thing we miss the most from the 2020 season, whether it’s a draft or our entire season and the postseason Super Bowl, were fans. We all felt the lack of energy without the fans, so this year I think we’re going to be able to have the energy of our fans and having them back which they love being here and being a part of this draft,” he said. “We’re going to be able to combine it with a lot of technology and some of the things we did to give people and our fans an inside view of our players, of the coaches, of the general managers and the inside of access that people really want from the NFL.”As Goodell presents from the largest draft structure the NFL has ever built, 50,000 fans are expected to pour into downtown Cleveland with multiple outdoor events spread throughout the city including FirstEnergy Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Forty-five players will anxiously await the picks virtually, while 13 draft prospects will attend in-person. With Goodell fully vaccinated, bro hugs are allowed once an in-person player’s name is called and they take their stride across the stage.“You work so hard for this opportunity. And your dream comes true and it’s an emotional moment. It’s a real privilege for me to be there and experience it with that young man and his family and to be able to see him start his career in the NFL,” Goodell said of what it means to be back in person. “So whatever happens at that moment is really up to that young man and how he feels at that particular moment, but it’s really maybe a little bit of relief, excitement — the anxiety building up to this as you wait to figure out what team you’ll play for in the NFL is tough on these kids and so this is a great moment for them tonight.”Five players from the NCAA champion Alabama Crimson Tide will be there including quarterback Mac Jones, defensive lineman Christian Barmore, cornerback Patrick Surtain II, and receivers Jaylen Waddle and Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith. Other players who have accepted the in-person invite include BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance, LSU wide receiver Ja’maar Chase, Miami edge rusher Gregory Rousseau, Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater, Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts.One tradition that lived on virtually was giving fans the ability to “boo” Goodell, but even he admitted, “it’s a lot better in person.”“When you walk out on the stage and feel that, it’s great because it’s just the fans being a part of the event which is really become a tradition and I love it so I can’t wait,” he said.The 2020 NFL season saw multiple games moved or postponed, but none were canceled and even with 600 players and staff testing positive for COVID-19 at some point, overall Goodell was impressed with what the league was able to pull off.“I don’t think there are too many people who thought we could play a full season on time and that really was something that we were focused on,” he said. “But I tell you I give so much credit to our players and our coaches and our medical experts to come up with the protocols, to apply the protocols, to adapt the protocols, and all of us had to adjust we were dealing in uncertainty, but they did it.”He hailed the teams for playing “at the highest level” and bringing “extraordinary” competition.“We had record scoring, we had record competitiveness of our games, and that’s tough to do in the environment that they were dealing with. So obviously we’re prepared to do this again next year. We think that the environment is going to be a lot different, the protocols will be different but we think the same quality football will be out there,” he said.While it’s mandatory for NFL staff to get vaccinated, Goodell said “we’re encouraging everybody to get vaccinated.”“We just think it’s the safest thing you can do for yourself and your family and, of course, those around you. And so we had tears last year where no one was allowed to be involved with the actual players unless you were actually tested on a regular basis,” he recalled. “That will continue this year but all of those 150 people will need be to vaccinated so the players are safe and make sure we do everything to ensure their safety”Fans can stream the draft from home through ESPN and NFL’s digital platforms. ABC and ESPN will also have live TV coverage of the first round on Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. 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St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children Birth Records

first_img St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children Birth RecordsYolanda and Cameron Frazier, Evansville, daughter, Judaea Amore, Sep. 16Geneva Noble, Evansville, daughter, Kayelin Arlene, Sep. 17Emily and Adam Shular, Mount Carmel, Ill., daughter, Anora Brinlee Ann, Sep. 17Kati and Kyle Wellemeyer, Evansville, son, Nicholas James, Sep. 18Sierra and Jacob Tison, Evansville, son, Levi Daniel, Sep. 19Rebecca and Jonathan Hall, Evansville, son, Samuel Scott, Sep. 19Melissa and Christopher Pond, Francisco, Ind., daughter, Anna Catherine, Sep. 19Kila and Tyler Garrett, Allendale, Ill., daughter, Emmalyn Kay, Sep. 19Allayni and Keath Wright, Patoka, Ind., daughter, Aiylah Jolynn, Sep. 20Alexa and Chase Hidbrader, Fort Branch, Ind., son, Henry James, Sep. 20Kayli Young and Charles Robinson, Mount Carmel, Ill., daughter, Zariya Rae, Sep. 20Andrea Latham and Victor Ceja, Evansville, daughter, Victoria Ariel Rosalia, Sep. 20Kelsey Taylor and Abe Zenthoefer, Evansville, daughter, Kailey Jean, Sep. 20Joanna Hoehn and Travis Carson-Lambert, Evansville, son, River Paul, Sep. 20Kaitlin and Nicholas Bebout, Harrisburg, Ill., daughter, Estella Kait, Sep. 21Heather and Nick Shiever, Carmi, Ill., daughter, Nora Rae, Sep. 21Trista Allison and Brent Tipton, Evansville, daughter, Zayleigh Jayde, Sep. 21Catherine Bonds and Eddie Williams, Evansville, son, Kashton Blaze, Sep. 22Alyshia and Jonathon Somers, Evansville, son, Liam Henry, Sep. 23Jessica and Jessie Singleton, Evansville, daughter, Mya Ann, Sep. 24Sarah and Jacob Bradley, Newburgh, Ind., daughter, Eleanor Elizabeth, Sep. 24Kristian and Jordyn Clay, Henderson, Ky., son, Issach Isaiah, Sep. 25Kira and Dustin Wires, Newburgh, Ind., daughter, Aubrey Kayte, Sep. 25Kara and Kyle Messersmith, Evansville, daughter, Nora Ann, Sep. 26FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Penguins down pesky Devils

first_imgAt (3-0), the Penguins sit atop the standings in the JCC of Bayonne Sr. Division Floor Hockey League while the (0-3) Devils are still in search of their first win. The Penguins got out to a fast start as Zachary Ciesmelewski and Drew Radil each blasted in long goals with Mariam Rasslan assisting on both shots. Trailing 2-0, the Devils’ anemic offense got a boost from Anthony Baez who scored his first goal of the season as Alejandro Cifuentes notched his third assist of the season. Frozen at 2-1, for over twenty minutes the Devils’ Aaliyana Cifuentes did her best to repel the Penguins’ offensive attack by registering nine saves as she ruled the net. With their offense still up on blocks, the Devils once again fell prey to the Penguins camping in their neck of the woods which led to Nicholas DePinto’s first goal of the season making it 3-1, Pens. As time became a factor, the Devils did perk up as Ethan Bustamante and Kailey Delauter reeled off bullseyes but the Penguins Ezekiel Lupainez held firm in goal. Looking to put another game into the win column, Megan Feeley finally shook off a slow start by nailing the game clinching goal as the Penguins improved to (4-0) with a 4-1 victory.Sr. Division Week 3Offensive Player of the Week: Marek Mickiewicz – IslandersDefense Player of the Week: Nicholas DePinto- PenguinsTeamwork/Leadership Player of the Week: Marek Mickiewicz – Islanderslast_img read more

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This Stunning Timelapse Captures Chris Kuroda’s Lighting Magic From Phish’s 1st Night At The Forum

first_imgOn Friday night, Phish rolled into Los Angeles, kicking off the group’s two-night run at The Forum. While Friday night’s jam-heavy second set earned a lot of buzz—and particularly, the second set’s nearly 50-minute, non-stop opening run through “Blaze On”, “Down With Disease”, “Simple”, and “Ghost”—overall, the show saw the band in peak form.Throughout Friday night’s show, the “fifth member of the band,” lighting designer Chris Kuroda, was similarly on point, taking full advantage of The Forum’s massive indoor space with his cutting-edge light rig. Much like the band’s shows earlier in the week at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Kuroda could fully unleash in the indoor venue, offering up a truly mesmerizing light show from start to finish.A Reddit user, u/awfulcipher, captured some of CK5’s magic during the first set’s “Everything Right”, which fell immediately after Phish’s show-opening “Chalk Dust Torture”. The high-quality, time-lapse video was shot over the course of 11 minutes and recorded from Section 136, making for the perfect location to capture video of the light show. You can check out u/awfulcipher’s stunning time-lapse video below, courtesy of the user. Video Playerhttps://liveforlivemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/7u2m3jwgcnc11.mp400:0000:0000:04Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.[H/T Eric Munsell in PHISH TOUR 2014]last_img read more

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Karen Ziemba & More Tapped for John Kander’s Kid Victory

first_img Tony winner Karen Ziemba and more have been enlisted for the New York premiere of Kid Victory off-Broadway. Directed by Liesl Tommy and featuring a book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander, with story by Kander and Pierce, the previously announced production will begin previews on February 1. Opening night is scheduled for February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre.Along with Ziemba (Contact) as Eileen, the cast will include Ann Arvia (Mary Poppins) as Woman, Joel Blum (Steel Pier) as Man, Laura Darrell (Frozen Live) as Girl, Jeffry Denman (White Christmas) as Michael, Brandon Flynn (Thirteen Reasons Why) as Luke, Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins) as Joseph and Blake Zolfo (The Lightning Thief) as Boy. Additional casting will be announced later.In Kid Victory, 17-year old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.    Karen Ziemba(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Kid Victory Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017last_img read more

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Agribusiness

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaJohn McKissick stands in the middle of Georgia’s top industry, watching numbers swirl around in a high-rolling agricultural market that doesn’t attract much attention.He and others at the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development at the University of Georgia help Georgia farmers market their products in a sometimes confusing and ever-changing business world.”Food manufacturing — food and processing — is increasing and is more important to Georgia than any other industry,” said McKissick of the Center for Agribusiness, where he is director. He is also the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ UGA Cooperative Extension program coordinator.”For the farmers to remain competitive, marketing is important for them,” said Fred White, head of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ department of agricultural and applied economics. “Marketing has to be emphasized, especially as farmers diversify away from commodity animal and crop products.”Taken as a whole, agribusiness is the largest business in the state, McKissick said. Georgia’s agribusinesses topped $10.5 billion in 2005 farm gate value, or the value of the products farmers sell. That’s up from $10.28 billion in 2004.The 2005 Farm Gate Report, which McKissick and Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development research coordinator Susan Boatright filed in May, shows that Georgia’s agricultural production value continued to expand in 2005. But the pace was modest. Gains in vegetables, row crops, fruits and nuts offset declines in poultry, the state’s largest farm enterprise.”With the growing population we have in Georgia and Florida, we’ve got good markets for perishable products like fruits and vegetables,” McKissick said. “And turfgrass has gone up in farm gate value.”The agribusiness center, operated through the UGA CAES, does more than just study farm-related production.”We do a lot more with agribusinesses,” McKissick said. “We work with new, emerging agribusinesses across the state, helping them find markets for their existing or new products.”The term agribusiness can be confusing. But McKissick says it covers all firms that work to get fiber processed or food to the table.Recently, the agribusiness center found itself studying milk. A Georgia dairy wanted to find out which product buyers would be willing to pay more for, organic milk or milk from grass-fed cows.”Consumers were willing to pay more for the pastured product, but they wouldn’t pay more for the organic production,” McKissick said. “Milk produced from the pastured cows was seen as ‘happy milk'” from cows peacefully grazing in a pasture. “The organic didn’t matter enough that they were willing to pay for it.”Another study looked at the reasons Georgia is losing dairies. The hope in doing the milk study was to attract big dairies to the state, drawing them in partially because of the high milk prices shoppers pay, McKissick said.They’ve found places in southwest Georgia that could be good for dairies, areas that don’t have many animals or people. “The economic impact of the larger-scale dairies in this area” would be great, he said.Helping create such impacts from apiaries to zucchini is something McKissick does so well that he recently became UGA’s first distinguished professor of agricultural marketing.”John has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in ag marketing,” White said. “He has been recognized by the national agricultural economics community. He is a very dedicated and highly energetic professional.”The professorship was established by an initial endowment from the Milton M. Ratner Foundation. It was approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and goes into effect July 1.For more information on the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, call (706) 542-2434 or e-mail [email protected](Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Editorial: Planned Sunflower coal plant ‘is an idea whose time has expired’

first_imgEditorial: Planned Sunflower coal plant ‘is an idea whose time has expired’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Kansas City Star:What Kansas really needs is a nice new asbestos plant or metal mine. Maybe we could bring back production of lead paint or the Ford Pinto. Or strictly as a backup, a power plant fired by “beautiful, clean coal” sending beautiful, clean mercury, arsenic and dioxins into the atmosphere, along with a whole delightful mélange of greenhouse gases.Even proponents of that last one have got to know that The Star’s report of “significant interest” in a new coal-fired power plant in Holcomb, outside Garden City, reflects the very latest thinking from the 1880s.There is a reason that no such facility has been built in this country in the last four years, and that not one is under construction, either.Kansas gets more than a third of its electricity from wind energy — more than any other state. Both wind and solar power are getting more cost-effective all the time, and coal ever less competitive.Yet Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corporation has asked for an 18-month extension of the permit it needs “to finalize the arrangements that would support its construction” of a plant it doesn’t need, according to the request it sent to the state. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) renewed the permit through March 27 of next year.Unnecessary, expensive and bad for the environment, this project is an idea whose time has expired.More: Kansas doesn’t need new coal-fired power plant spewing ‘beautiful, clean’ toxinslast_img read more

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Two sides of the coin when calculating credit union technology TCO

first_imgKeeping up with the latest and greatest in credit union technology is an ongoing battle and essential to maintaining your competitive edge in the credit union marketplace. As all credit union CEO’s and CTO’s know all too well, the cost of staying on top and always having the ‘best in breed’ technology and tools often comes at a steep price. Careful consideration needs to be taken when evaluating the true cost of your technological investments, and the financial impact of their utilization over the course of their lifespan. No successful analysis on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is complete if you include only the costs of initial investment and long-term operational expenses, and not take into account the cost savings achieved through operational efficiencies the technology provides.Starting with the obvious, the cost of the software, hardware and training, then moving on to enumerate the long-term and operational expenses. These expenses should include future upgrades, providing adequate security measures and detailed backup and recovery plans, in addition to maintenance measures, staff resources and training. However, technology is in place not just as a line item on the expense sheet but should provide added operational efficiencies to offset the investment. Investing in the right core technology will help lower your overall operational expenses by creating efficiencies in many ways, from speeding up the loan process to automating formerly manual processes that put a strain on staff. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more