EAU CLAIRE: Ministry supports Mexican dairy farm laborers

first_img By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 5, 2013 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sparta, in the Diocese of Eau Claire, began serving the migrant population in 2007 when then-rector the Rev. Leigh Waggoner noticed an increasing number of Hispanics in her rural, west central Wisconsin community.“When I was in Sparta, I started seeing Hispanics and started asking questions around and found that there was a Pentecostal church in a neighboring town, and I went to see what that was all about,” said Waggoner, now rector of St. Barnabas of the Valley Episcopal Church in Cortez, Colorado.During Waggoner’s visit to the neighboring town, a man approached her and expressed his interest in learning English. It was close to Christmas, so Waggoner said she could help after the holidays, to which the man responded, “’How many people can I bring? Fifteen?’”In the end, she said, five people turned up at St. John’s, and Waggoner and one of her parishioners volunteered to help.She then started Lugar de Reunion, or meeting place, which was a ministry of the Diocese of Eau Claire that was funded by a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation.“We got trained in ESL, and it was clear that these super folks needed a place where they felt safe,” Waggoner said. “I had a vision for what it [Lugar de Reunion] could be and wrote a grant, found a director and pulled together a board of directors; it’s an amazing place.”Wisconsin’s $26.5 billion, 365-day-a-year dairy industry depends on a workforce of which 40 percent of the laborers are migrants, mostly Mexicans from the southwestern state of Oaxaca, according to agricultural workforce studies.Farmers’ inability to hire American workers made the industry dependent on foreign laborers and has rallied Wisconsin’s farmers around immigration reform, said Jayme Sellen, the government affairs director of the Green Bay-based Dairy Business Association, in a Feb. 1 interview on Wisconsin Public Television.“The result of not having immigrant workers on the dairy farm would be a loss of production of milk. We’d have to reduce the amount of cows that we milk because they need constant care. They need care every single day of the year and multiple times and we just– unfortunately, the pool of applicants out there is very shallow at this point in time,” said Sellen.Migrant workers first began appearing on Wisconsin farms as early as 1920, with larger waves arriving with the workforce shortage that coincided with World War II, according to a brief history of immigration in Wisconsin.Some 1,500 mostly Mexican immigrants, and a handful from Guatemala and Peru, live in Sparta and the surrounding area, and Lugar de Reunion has 300 individuals, from families as well as single people, on its registry, said Alfonso Sanchez, director of Lugar de Reunion, adding that some people work in factories, but most work on farms.“Our main program is English classes, and we have free access to the Internet,” he said. they also offer a distance-learning education program funded by the Mexican government, which provides materials and tutors to help the migrants finish primary and secondary schools through ninth grade, he said.“Most of the people who come from Mexico have low education, third, fourth or fifth grade, and education is a primary need,” said Sanchez.Lugar de Reunion is staffed by Sanchez and seven regular volunteers. It is supported by an $82,000 diocesan grant through March 2014.— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service.  Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Refugees Migration & Resettlement Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Immigration, Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN EAU CLAIRE: Ministry supports Mexican dairy farm laborerslast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgTwin Cities janitors strike J20Janitors contracted to clean Home Depot stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., announced Jan. 9 they are striking the day President-elect Trump takes office. The Jan. 20 strike confronts Trump’s racist, anti-worker agenda, of which Home Depot’s founders are vocal supporters. The workers, majority Latinx immigrants, are also protesting poverty wages and lack of workplace dignity at service jobs in the area.“Home Depot uses the Trump model for its janitorial services” by hiring immigrant workers and conducting wage theft, noted Centro de Trabajadores Unido en la Lucha (Center for Workers Organized in Struggle). Since 2009, CTUL has organized seven retail janitor strikes and helped the successful campaign to raise the minimum wage in Minneapolis to $15. (ctul.net) For more about the strike, see tinyurl.com/jc7lf76.NYC transit workers reach agreement“We get assaulted, spat upon, we even get murdered in the line of duty doing what we do. We deserve a contract that adequately reflects the work we … perform day in and day out,” said Transportation Workers Local 100 President John Samuelsen at a Dec. 14 New York Metro Transportation Authority board meeting. (masstransitmag.com, Dec. 16)Samuelsen represents 38,000 public transportation workers in New York City, whose contract with MTA expired as of midnight Jan. 15. At issue are MTA’s budget of 2 percent raises. The workers say such a small annual raise isn’t enough to counteract heavy inflation rates. Although TWU 100 workers perform the critical jobs of moving 8 million riders a day through the largest public transit system in the U.S., they make on average almost $20,000 less annually than neighboring Long Island Railroad workers. (TWULocal100.org)When negotiations ended Jan. 16, Local 100 had an agreement. Samuelsen posted on the website: “The package provides wage increases which are significantly above inflation and it includes many important negotiated economic sweeteners that will put a substantial amount of money into transit workers’ pockets. This is a concession-free contract. We have protected our health benefits and we have secured important improvements in dental. … Terms will be presented to the full Local 100 Executive Board tomorrow morning” and then to the membership for ratification.NYC rally supports Momentive strikersThe 700 members of IUE-CWA 81359 (Electronic Workers and Communication Workers) decided to take their strike against Momentive Performance Materials to New York City on Jan. 13. Ever since Nov. 2, the workers have walked picket lines in Waterford, N.Y., to stop massive health care cuts for themselves and complete cuts to health and life insurance for retirees. Ever since Momentive was spun off from General Electric in 2006 to big private equity firms, wages have been slashed up to 50 percent and pensions frozen. “Enough is enough” is the workers’ rallying cry.Inspired by last year’s successful Verizon strike, the workers are targeting Apollo Global Management, located on New York City’s West 57th Street. Leon Black, the CEO of Apollo Global Management, which owns 40 percent of Momentive, is worth $5.4 billion. The workers are demanding that Black, who has gotten rich destroying good jobs at companies like Momentive, tell Momentive CEO Jack Boss to go back to the table and negotiate a fair contract. To support the workers, sign the petition to Boss at tinyurl.com/zxqu8fm.D.C. firefighters reject Metro’s ‘blame game’Fire Fighters Association Local 36, representing emergency services workers in the Washington, D.C., area, responded Jan. 10 to D.C. Metro’s “outlandish accusation that our members bear responsibility for Metro’s chronic and systemic problems in regards to rail safety.” (iaff36.org) As capitalist austerity continues to wreak havoc on transportation infrastructures across the country, organized labor should expect such “blame games” and scapegoating. Stay tuned.Alabama poultry plant fined for safety violationsFarm Fresh Foods, LLC, a poultry plant in Guntersville, Ala., was fined more than $29,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Dec. 2 for unsafe work conditions. OSHA learned of these conditions from the Southern Poverty Law Center.When OSHA investigated, it found that water contaminated with chemicals and chicken waste pooled at workers’ feet due to inadequate drainage. Workers risked slip-and-fall injuries when supervisors made them race to move 80-pound crates of raw chicken.Last June, after workers told the bosses about their safety concerns and high rate of injuries, 16 employees were suspended and four of them were later illegally fired. To learn more about widespread abuses in Alabama’s poultry industry, read the SPLC report based on interviews with more than 300 workers who are African American and Latinx.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

French strike over pensions enters sixth week

first_imgThe political strike against the French government’s regressive pension plan to raise the retirement age entered its sixth week on Jan. 16. While a significant number of striking railroad and Paris subway workers have been forced back to work by financial pressures, strikes have now closed most of the major French ports and many of France’s most popular tourist sites.French workers continue to resist Macron’s pension plan.The SNCF, the government-owned railroad company, estimated it has lost over 1 billion euros (around $1.1 billion). The Paris Opera, a major tourist draw, has lost over 80 million euros. Thousands of freight cars are piled up in railroad yards because freight couldn’t move during the SNCF strike. Le Havre, one of the ports being struck, handles around 5,000 truckloads a day. All of them were being blocked.The Louvre in Paris is the world’s largest art museum, which received 9.6 million visitors in 2019. On Jan. 17, strikers blocked all five entrances to the museum for the first time. Thousands of tourists, both French and foreign, some with timed tickets for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit, were kept out.Hotels and restaurants, which draw a significant amount of business during the year-end holidays, reported a dismal lack of customers. The French government does not appear to have released its estimate of how much this strike has cost the French economy. Instead, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has emphasized his government’s determination to implement its pension plan.Workers’ anger growingPresident Emmanuel Macron and his spouse went to the theater on Jan. 17. Macron’s presence was recognized by a journalist, who tweeted out a call to protest. About 100 people gathered and attempted to get into the theater, but were pushed out by cops who rushed to protect the president. Macron waited until the play was finished to leave — to boos and catcalls.The journalist Taha Bouhafs, who had been a parliamentary candidate for France Unbowed (France insoumise), was arrested for organizing this disturbance, but was released after being held overnight.Strikers, carrying flags of the militant union federations CGT and SUD, occupied the main office of the reformist union CFDT on Jan. 17. They came, according to spokesperson Anasse Kazib for the online site revolutionpermanente.fr, to protest the lack of support by the CFDT central leadership for CFDT railroad workers and the fact that the CFDT has not used its 126-million-euro strike fund. They wanted to make clear that the CFDT central leadership was not speaking for its members. The leaders of the CGT and SUD emphasized that they did not support their occupation, although they strongly disagree with the strategy of the CFDT.The orchestra of the Paris Opera, which has been striking along with the ballet dancers since Dec. 5, held a free, public performance Jan. 17 in front of the opera hall, which drew around 15,000 people.The Yellow Vest protest movement held its 52nd protest in Paris Jan. 18, which drew thousands of protesters. It was so dispersed and broken up by tear gas and baton charges from the cops that the number of protesters was not available. Dozens of people were arrested in scuffles that went on from early afternoon to well after nightfall. Some videos of police brutality against the Yellow Vests were spread widely on social media.Videos on the French television chain France 2 show striking dockers welding shut the gates to the loading areas on the docks and then welding braces to the gates to make it even more difficult to force them open.Lawyers throughout France, who have a special retirement system funded by contributions from active lawyers, which has a hefty surplus, have been protesting a government takeover of their funds. They are throwing their robes into piles and not participating in normal activities.Doctors in the underfunded public hospital system have been fully providing care to their patients, but not signing off on bills going to insurance companies.Upcoming eventsWhile the number of workers participating in the strike and the national protests has been declining, the spirit and resolve of those still active have increased. Even when UNSA, the union representing most Parisian subway workers, announced that service to most of the subway would be restored on Jan. 20, it stressed that it was not abandoning the struggle and would fully participate in the next national day of action called for Jan. 24. The French government is betting that it can outlast the workers and force them back. But it is meeting stubborn resistance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

News briefs Varadkar, pensions row, Clonlara and childcare

first_imgSpeech of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last night TAGSChildcare servicesClonlaraFoynes Air ShowLeo VaradkarpensionsSIPTU Advertisement NewsNews briefs Varadkar, pensions row, Clonlara and childcareBy Staff Reporter – July 19, 2017 1156 Address by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD Twitter Print Linkedin Previous article#WATCH Shannon runway resurfacing is a massive test of logisticsNext articleLimerick Council requested to carry out fire safety reviews Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Leo VaradkarLeo’s coming^ IN his first official visit to Limerick since his election, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been confirmed as a special guest at the Foynes Air Show this weekend. He will be joined by Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe and Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan. The show, which is now billed as the biggest in the West of Ireland, will feature displays by more than 30 of the world’s most iconic aircraft.Pension row^ A DECISION to include overtime in Limerick City and County Worker’s pension entitlements has left some widows feeling “short-changed,” according to the trade union, SIPTU. After a lengthy campaign, the local authority agreed to include the sums in pension payments but two widows now feel their late husbands did not get their full entitlements, having had overtime excluded from their payments. According to SIPTU representative, Ger Kennedy, legislation allows a retired member of staff or next of kin to “take a case if they believe they have been short-changed in respect of pension entitlements”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Clonlara project^ THEY’ll be achieving new heights in Clonlara shortly with a decision to grant permission for a climbing wall as part of the planning process to convert a disused industrial unit into an activity centre. When fully operational, the former Burlington factory in Gillogue will be home to an adventure centre, go-kart track, archery space, and a children’s play area as well as indoor and outdoor gymnasia. The development is being undertaken by Urban Trends Ltd.Childcare cash^  LIMERICK Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne has confirmed that childcare services in Limerick will receive €494,392 in extra funding. Sonas Childcare Limited, Heather Leonard, Áine Donovan and Kilfinane Playschool Limited are all to receive €50,000, Kate McMahon is to get €49,712, Northside Family Resource Centre Limited is to get €34,720 and the Southhill Development Co-Operative Society is to get €45,000.See more news here.center_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Speech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with stricter guidelines Clonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Limerick Post Show | Latest Covid-19 Guidelines Taoiseach wants directly elected Mayor to drive Limerick’s ambitionlast_img read more

Deputy honored with highway dedication

first_img Previous articleFive things you need to know today, March 29Next articleECSO: Woman abandons toddler while evading deputies admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guest speaker Henry Anderson, former coach of Upton County Deputy Billy Frank Kennedy Jr., talks about Kennedy during a Memorial Highway Dedication ceremony Thursday in Rankin High School auditorium. Kennedy was fatally shot while on duty in October 2013. Twitter Facebook RANKIN A stretch of highway in Upton County will now bear the name of a fallen hero, Upton County Deputy Billy “Bubba” Frank Kennedy Jr.A Memorial Highway Dedication ceremony took place Thursday in the Rankin High School auditorium where a large black cloth with a thin blue stripe in the middle lay draped over a highway sign for much of the ceremony.It will be one of two signs reading “Deputy Billy Frank Kennedy Jr. Memorial Highway” that will mark a stretch of highway in the county. One will be located at the Upton County line and another at the end of State Highway 349 and State Highway 67 near the Rankin city limits, Upton County Sheriff Dan Brown said.Speaker after speaker addressed the crowd Thursday morning to talk about their friend, their co-worker, their student and their brother in arms. Home Local News Deputy honored with highway dedication WhatsApp Facebook Local News Deputy honored with highway dedication Pinterest Kennedy was shot to death Oct. 2, 2013, in McCamey near the gas pumps of the Stripes Convenience Store while responding to a call about a man who demanded free gas after his credit card was declined. The man, Gary David Green, was driving a pickup that was reported stolen out of Odessa earlier that day.As Kennedy approached the driver’s side door and unsnapped his gun holster, Green reportedly opened the door and started shooting the deputy.Green is facing a capital murder charge for the shooting death. More than four years has passed and the case has still not gone to trial, said Michael Holguin, a member of the Billy Kennedy Jr. Memorial Committee who helped with the highway dedication. Holguin said he believes the trial is set for sometime in September in New Braunfels.“A hero dies twice, once with his death and twice if their name is not spoken again,” Holguin said. “Let’s not forget the names of our fallen heroes and Bubba was definitely one of them.”Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter spoke Thursday remembering how the community came together after Kennedy was shot. Painter said he attended the funeral and has never seen so many people rise in support of their law enforcement, and especially Bubba.Retired Texas Ranger Jess Malone was also a guest speaker, telling the crowd about how Bubba lived down the street from him while he was a state trooper. Malone said Kennedy heard the call that night to protect his neighbors in the community and he answered that call bravely and truthfully.“This is one of the greatest ways to honor the memory of Bubba, this highway sign,” Brown told the crowd.The sheriff described Kennedy as a man who loved his family, a good Christian and a man who loved the outdoors.“He always had that little grin on him,” Brown said.A lot of people talked about that grin as they shared memories of Kennedy, including his former coach Henry Anderson.“I remember that grin,” Anderson said with a grin of his own.As a coach, or as a teacher, you try not to play favorites, Anderson said, but Bubba was one of his favorites. He watched him grow up and remembered thinking, “you could tell this kid was gonna be somebody when he got big and we always talked about that.”“It’s easy for me to talk about Bubba because he’s like one of my own. It’s truly an honor to be able to speak at a prestigious event like this to honor a kid who’s like my own son,” he said.Everything Kennedy did, he did it with a passion; whether it was with his wife, his kids, his horses, sports or his career, he said.“If I had a son, I’d want him to be like Bubba. … He just had something that we all marveled,” Anderson said. “Bubba’s dream was to become a law enforcement officer and guess what? He died living his dream.”Anderson said the highway dedication will be a great way to keep Kennedy’s memory alive.“I will never forget the man,” he added.Holguin said throughout the process of getting the signs and the highway dedication in Kennedy’s honor, he’s been able to witness the family heal a little.“It’s been a healing experience for them and part of closure, you know,” he said.The trial is something that is out of the family’s control, Holguin said, but the sign was something they could focus on and control and it’s been a positive, healing process.The sign unveiled on Thursday will not be the ones being placed alongside the roadway due to some minor damage during their transport earlier that morning, but Holguin said the Texas Department of Transportation is in the process of getting them replaced.Holguin said the contractor may have unbanded them when they picked them up from McCamey and appears they were sliding on top of each other.“When I say them, I told TxDOT, ‘no, this is not acceptable,’ ” he said, adding these kinds of things happen, but they will be letting everyone know when the signs get installed. Twitter A new highway sign was unveiled Thursday during a Memorial Dedication ceremony at Rankin High School for former Upton County Deputy Billy Frank Kennedy Jr. The deputy was fatally shot in October 2013 while on duty. 1 of 3 WhatsApp Guest speaker Michael Holguin with the Billy Frank Kennedy Jr. Memorial Committee talks about the former Upton County deputy during a Memorial Highway Dedication ceremony Thursday in Rankin High School auditorium. Kennedy was fatally shot while on duty in October 2013. Guest speaker Michael Holguin with the Billy Frank Kennedy Jr. Memorial Committee talks about the former Upton County deputy during a Memorial Highway Dedication ceremony Thursday in Rankin High School auditorium. Kennedy was fatally shot while on duty in October 2013. By admin – March 29, 2018 Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeCreamy Fruit SaladTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Local Elections 2019 Debates – Letterkenny MD Debate 2

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsx Highland Radio Local Election 2019 Debates WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal County Fleadh in Moville this weekend!Next articleLocal Elections 2019 Debates – Letterkenny MD Debate 1 admin The people go to the polls on May 24th to elect a new Donegal County Council.Between now and then we will host a series of debates concentrating on each of the 6 districts in the Highland Radio Franchise area.In the eighth of our election debates, we returned to the Letterkenny Municple District where 14 candidates are vying for 7 seats.Our guests were:Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh (Fine Gael), Mary T Sweeney (Aontu), Cllr Ciaran Brogan (Fianna Fáil), Cathal McGlynn (Independent), Cllr Michael McBride (Independent), Bernie Moran (Fine Gael) and Thoiba Ahmed (Independent)Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LetterkennyDebate2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebookcenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By admin – May 17, 2019 Pinterest Pinterest Local Elections 2019 Debates – Letterkenny MD Debate 2 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

FNB celebrates preservation of historic bank building

first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The First National Bank of Brundidge hosted a celebration of the opening of an annex located in the original FNB building. Community members gathered Thursday night in the 1904 location.For the First National Bank of Brundidge, Thursday night was a coming home of sorts.The bank hosted a reception in celebration of the opening of its boardroom and employee training annex located in the original First National Bank circa. 1904.First National Bank of Brundidge opened Oct. 15, 1904 with J.T. Ramage as president. Shareholders included Fox Henderson, the Bashinskys and the Renfroes of Troy. Published 11:00 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Next UpBank President and CEO Jimmy Ramage, who is the great-grandson of the bank’s founder, said that at the end of the bank’s first month of operation its liquid assets were $50,000.“First National Bank was our town’s second bank,” Ramage said. “Fletcher Bass opened Brundidge Bank in 1900. That was big deal back then for a town the size of Brundidge to have two banks.”Ramage said First National Bank actually opened in an old wooden building across the street from the annex. Sponsored Contentcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Email the author “The ceiling, the brick wall and the molding are all original,” she said. “I found several pieces of the original marble counter tops under some rubble. It was enough marble to make tops for the three cabinets in the boardroom. We’ve used a lot of the building’s original furniture and we’re using the vault as a focal point of the building.”The walls are decorated with photographs depicting the history of the building and the bank and artwork from local artists, past and present, is used throughout the building.The First National Bank relief lettering on the front of the building has been filled in but the impression remains.“We plan to have the lettering restored as it was originally,” Johnnie Ramage said, and added that old buildings have a uniqueness about them.“A lot can be done with these older buildings. I’m proud that we had this opportunity.”The building includes a large boardroom, kitchen area, sitting area and restroom facilities. The historic building is a cornerstone of the city. You Might Like CHHS art students present ‘showcase’ performance Morgan Vardaman was one of the presenters at the Charles Henderson High School creative writing showcase Thursday at the school…. read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Back then, most of the buildings in Brundidge were wood,” he said. “At the opening of First National Bank, the newspaper reported that the bank would move into a brick building that was being built across the street. A new bank, and a brick one, was a huge thing for Brundidge.”Ramage said his wife, Johnnie, was in charge of overseeing the renovation, which he said he went into with his heart.“If I’d known that we were going to have to spend a ton of money to get rid of the mold and put on a new roof I might not have listened to my heart,” Ramage said, laughing. “But, this is good meeting place for us and we’re just proud to be able to preserve a building that is where it all began for us.”Johnnie Ramage said every effort has been made to preserve the architectural integrity of the building. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration FNB celebrates preservation of historic bank building Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Countdown to red tape or opportunity for influence?

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Countdown to red tape or opportunity for influence?On 21 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Theclock is counting down. The European Commission will decide later this yearwhether the UK’s opt-out from the Working Time Directive will be removed, andit is currently gathering evidence to inform its decision.   InDecember, Fernando Pereira, the commissioner in charge of the review, asked theEmployment Lawyers Association and Personnel Today to find out what employersin the UK think of the opt-out embodied in our working time regulations.Morethan 750 employers responded to our survey and the message for the commissionis very clear – eight out of 10 HR professionals do not want the opt-out to bescrapped.Thereare grave concerns over the potential impact on business costs andcompetitiveness, and two-thirds do not believe that full implementation of theregulations would promote the health and safety of workers – the law’s originalaim.  Despitethe strength of the evidence, there is no ducking the rumours emanating fromBrussels – the UK’s unique opt-out from the Working Time Directive is likely togo. Itis important to start planning for how its removal might affect your employmentpractices, and HR has to be involved in shaping any changes to the regulations,so they support rather than challenge our organisations. Manybusinesses have increasingly cyclical workflows, and we must ensure that the48-hour limit is averaged over 52 rather than 17 weeks. We also need a simplerdefinition of work and insight into how the regulations might operate. When istravel work, for example, and will we have to get staff to ‘clock in and out’?Ifwe start thinking about it now, it will enable us to bring change should theopt- out clause go, and give us the opportunity to develop positiveregulations. After all – as our coverage on pages 12-13 shows – we are notgoing to tackle the productivity gap with a long-hours work culture.  ByMike Broad, assistant editor of Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Purplebricks to move away from rewarding LPEs for listings

first_imgPurplebricks CEO Vic Darvey has made more candid comments about the company’s performance, revealing that he is planning to change the way it incentivises its LPEs as it ‘refocuses’ on the UK property market.Darvey says the company has realised that incentivising its LPEs on listings rather than sales is not the way forward, as many in the industry have said in the past.In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, he says the company is now looking how to incentivise LPEs “in a way that is in partnership with the desired customer outcome” but won’t reveal details about the change.During the interview he also admits that the company ‘bit more off in the US and Australia than it could chew’ and consequently took its ‘eye off the ball’ in the UK.His comments echo growing industry sentiment – and relief among many traditional agents – that Purplebricks is not as dynamic as it used to be.RefocussingBut the lull may be short lived. Darvey says the company is now focussing on its ‘flagship’ market and reiterated comments made over the weekend that the company is not for sale.He also claims, as his predecessors have done, that Purplebricks outperforms its nearest sales rival Countrywide, and that it sells over three quarters of all the homes it lists within a year.His parting shot within the interview include a promise not deviate from the firm’s fixed-price pricing model, although he has previously said the company is looking at increasing how much it charges.Purplebricks vic darvey October 22, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks to move away from rewarding LPEs for listings previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks to move away from rewarding LPEs for listingsCEO Vic Darvey says it previous strategy of chasing listings is to change as it looks for the best ‘customer outcomes’.Nigel Lewis22nd October 201902,478 Viewslast_img read more

CE – Instructor for Computer Education

first_imgCE – Instructor for Computer EducationLocation:4800 Preston Park Blvd, Courtyard CampusPlano, Texas, 75093United StatesWe are searching for an experienced CE – Instructor for ComputerEducationJob Purpose:Provide educational instruction to students in Continuing Educationnon-credit courses in assigned subject/topic in accordance withcourse syllabus, semester schedule and college mission which mayinclude day, evening, distance education, weekend courses, onlineinstruction, and other instructional modalities. Courses will be inthe areas of (add course area).For a list of current CE course offerings in each of these areas,visit: http://www.collin.edu/ce/courses.htmlEssential Duties and Responsibilities: Strong interpersonal skills and aptitude to work with people atall levels of the College and in the classroom. Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, anegligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having tolift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including thehuman body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobsare sedentary if walking and standing are required onlyoccasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions inthis class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping,standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free fromunpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment.Little physical effort required.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check.***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Continuing Education InstructorCompensation Type: HourlyCompensation Range: $24.00 – 55.50For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics. Conduct student assessments/testing, and educational/vocationalgoal setting for all assigned students.Complete daily class attendance rosters and accurately documentstudent absences.Develop and submit 100% of learning documentation and coursesyllabi to program director of courses assigned.Maintain familiarity with current course textbooks, classroommaterials, teaching aids, and teaching techniques revising coursecontent, teaching methodology, and technology to maintain currencyand relevance relative to courses within the discipline. Returninstructor/student books/materials supplied by the College at theend of each semester.Prepare and submit 100% of student related forms – studentevaluations, student attendance rosters, tracking and informationforms, informal assessments of student progress, and otherstudent-related documents for 100% of students assigned inaccordance with directed timeline requirements.Complete and submit 100% of staff related forms (teachingcontracts, professional development forms, materials/suppliestracking forms, and additional requests) in accordance withdirected timeline requirements.Immediately notify program director of any and all supportservices that students may need, documenting referrals made.Respect confidentiality in discussing students, staff, volunteers,and College matters.Maintain a thorough working knowledge of and adhere to CollegeMission, procedures and regulations. Keep program directorwell-informed of activities, results of efforts, problemsidentified/potential problems related to instruction andstudents.Perform other duties as assigned.Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordancewith college policies, procedures and Core Values. Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Master’s degreepreferred.Proven work experience in relevant industry as well as proventraining and/or teaching experience.NOTE TO APPLICANTS:Our part-time faculty positions areposted continuously based on anticipated need and studentenrollment. If the division has a need for additional part-timefaculty for a future assignment and you are selected to continue tothe next phase of the hiring process, you will be contacteddirectly by the department chair to schedule aninterview.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:last_img read more