first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Management under the microscopeOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Weak leadership skills are undermining national success, saygovernment-backed experts. Now its time for you to have your sayHow bad (or good) is British management? Are we short of business leaders?Does it matter? These are just three of the questions behind a consultationpaper produced by the Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership. The council was appointed by the Secretaries of State for Education andEmployment and for Trade and Industry in April 2000, amid government concernsthat the UK’s poor productivity performance was linked to weak management andleadership across both the public and private sectors. Meeting the Need outlines CEML’s findings to date and suggests somesolutions. These include the use of two tools developed by working partymembers: the Business Improvement Tool for Entrepreneurs to help SMEs and aLeadership Development Best Practice Guide for larger organisations. While it does not provide definitive answers, the consultation paper seeksprimarily to put on the agenda the issue of the quality and quantity ofleadership and management skills in the UK and to generate a proper debate.”I hope people will write to us, as a number have already,” says thecouncil’s chairman, Sir Anthony Cleaver. “What we need is genuine debateand some new ideas.” CEML will present its recommendations for “meetingthe need” in April 2002. Room for improvement Few would disagree with Sir Anthony’s premise. “It seems to me thatBritish management is the same as British industry in general. I think the bestis as good as anywhere in the world, but there’s a lot that could be improved.That’s the basis on which we’ve set out,” he says. Sir Anthony, who is chairman of AEA Technology plc, also highlights thegreater need for management and leadership skills due to changes in typicalcompany structures over the past 10 to 15 years. “We’ve got flatterstructures now and far broader lines of reporting. It means that what onehistorically saw as leadership skills required by one or two people at the topof the company are required by a lot of people much lower down. That’shopefully something that our work can help with.” Consultation Chris Pierce, professional standards executive at the Institute of Directorsand author of The Effective Director: the Essential Guide to Director and BoardDevelopment, says, “We welcome the consultation document and think thereare still shortages in the quality and quantity of people with management andparticularly leadership skills.” The IoD has taken a very positive line on director development – CEML’s Biteresource could be incorporated into its future development programmes – and nowoperates a scheme for people to become chartered directors. Requirementsinclude 30 hours of mandatory continuous professional development each year. Pierce points out that management and leadership is not just a UK problem,but a global issue. The IoD has for the past year been providing training inleadership and corporate governance to senior managers and directors in Japan. “It’s a surprise to most people that the Japanese are coming to us forhelp. Although we’ve a long way to go in terms of improving leadership, we’reregarded globally as world class and other countries are coming to us to learnfrom us,” says Pierce. All the more reason for the UK to look at its ownperformance, perhaps. But how do we define what is needed? There is a problem in identifying what the key management and leadershipskills are, according to Ruth Spellman, chief executive of Investors in People.”It’s a question of being analytical and pinpointing those things whichmake successful managers and leaders, then deciding how we go about givingpeople a chance to develop those attributes,” she says. “The issue is similar to when we started IIP – trying to get someconsistent approach and then being able to measure the impact so that people cansee there’s something in it for them. Then we need to provide some sort of helpfor people to get there. Some of the ideas the CEML report has come up with arereally good ones.” Spellman supports the use of the Business Improvement Tool for Entrepreneursto help SME managers develop themselves and their businesses. It is aquestionnaire, designed for use as part of entrepreneurs’ normal interactionwith their professional advisers, which prompts them to consider their businessand their role within it. Sarah Anderson, chief executive of Mayday Group and leader of CEML’s SMEworking group, explains, “We spent a lot of time talking to people who runsmall businesses to put together the questions on the management and leadershipskills needed. “We were very keen not to impose a large-company or government solutionon SMEs, and the first issue was to stimulate demand rather than stimulatesupply,” she says. “If a bank manager, accountant, lawyer or Business Link contact couldask a series of questions to a person who thinks they don’t need anydevelopment and at the end of it have them think, ‘Well perhaps I do – if Iknew more about that maybe my profit would increase or my staff turnover wouldgo down’, that would stimulate demand for ‘What do we do next?’ It’s a meanstowards satisfying a need that entrepreneurs feel able to participate in,”says Anderson. Government agenda Her group is now talking to organisations such as the Law Society, Instituteof Chartered Accountants and other small-business lobbying associations to seehow they could fit in. Seeing how the scheme could be funded is the next step,before determining how to supply what is required in a co-ordinated way. “It brings on the government agenda the much wider issue of workforcedevelopment, which is a real issue for SMEs. I see it as essential to getentrepreneur buy-in to learning and development,” says Anderson. “Ifwe can get that, a lot of issues about workforce development will follow onmuch more easily.” The same is true in larger organisations, says Spellman. She wants to seeCEML’s leadership development best practice guide give big-company leadersopportunities to learn how to take people with them. “If you get leadersof the company to recognise they’ve got learning needs, then you can go furtherdown and look at the development needs of everyone and get much more skilldevelopment going on, so the whole organisation benefits,” she says. Spellman also picks up Sir Anthony’s point that management and leadership isnot just for the few. “Because the whole middle tier of management hasgone, you’re increasingly leaving it up to the team leader or the person who’smaking the decision on the desk to take the whole job in their own hands,”she adds. Most people who find themselves in management roles have had little or noformal training for the role. “There are people who go straight into undergraduate studies or do MBAsearly in their lives, but that only accounts for about a third of those who gointo management and leadership,” says Professor John Burgoyne, from theUniversity of Lancaster’s Management School and policy research consultant toCEML. “One of our findings is that two-thirds of people who end up inmanagement and leadership do so as a form of second or ‘shadow’ career – likethe engineer who’s an engineer for the first part of his career and then getsinvolved in project management. “There’s a case for saying that management and leadership needs to bemuch more pushed through continuous professional development. Many people slideinto management in mid-career and the education system isn’t geared to supportpeople who have learning needs arising from that situation. The need for aninfrastructure that supports CPD is part of the longer-term picture.” Also part of the long-term aim is to adapt the practices of business schoolsand other parts of the education system to shape the next generation ofmanagers and leaders. Shorter term, however, Burgoyne believes that the bestpractice guide will help companies benchmark themselves and reduce the”long tail” of organisations that do not have in place the 10 broadprinciples the guide contains. Mutual benchmarking The Leadership Development Best Practice Guide is to be launched at the DTIconference centre in Westminster on 18 September. CEML is building a network ofusers to provide opportunities for mutual benchmarking and sharing experiencesand resources and invites readers of Training Magazine to get involved. Ultimately, CEML hopes to find ways of making it easier for individuals tounderstand what is available and where they can go to enhance particularskills. Ideally, this would be an online facility which signposts employees andemployers. “Whether we can do any more than outline the form it may take and talkto the sort of people who might provide it I doubt, in the time we’ve gotavailable,” says Sir Anthony. “But part of our role is to point out opportunities and try and findindividuals who can take them forward. We’ve got our work cut out to be readyby next April.” Join the debateTo receive copies of the consultation paper or to respond, write to CEML,211 Piccadilly, London W1V 9LD or telephone 020-7830 9780. See also the CEMLwebsite: www.managementandleadershipcouncil.orgTo register interest in the benchmarking project e-mail [email protected] Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img56 Nathan Tce, YeerongpillyJasper and Alicia Bienke bought their home at 56 Nathan Tce, Yeerongpilly two years ago and set about undertaking a major renovation.Mr Bienke said they had planned to stay in the home with their two children, but circumstances had changed and they were now planning to sell.The renovation work included the addition of bedrooms, a new bathroom and kitchen and an extension out the back of the home.The gardens were also extensively renovated. 56 Nathan Terrace Yeerongpilly“It had good bones but it just needed to be brought into this century,’’ Mr Bienke said.He said the kitchen was one of his favourite parts of the home as it opened straight out onto the balcony via bi-fold doors.“We sort of went over the top and put a massive big stone island bench in it.’’The home is on an 815sq m block.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 56 Nathan Tce, YeerongpillyThe four bedrooms are on the upper level of the home as well as a study and two new bathrooms.The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and an ensuite. This bedroom opens to the rear deck.There is ducted air conditioning in the living areas.The home has wide timber floorboards and high ceilings.On the lower level of the home is an area which would be suitable for a teenagers’ retreat or older parents. It has two-built in guest rooms, a new bathroom, laundry and kitchenette. There is bamboo flooring throughout this area.Another feature of the home is a media room.center_img 56 Nathan Tce, YeerongpillyThere is remote gated entry, a remote double-car garage and driveway space to house up to four extra vehicles.The home is within walking distance to park lands and the river.It is also close to public transport and hospitals.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matthew Wilde Progressive Farmer Crops EditorFarmers in the north-central U.S. are looking for lost soybean yield.Shawn Conley, a soybean specialist at the University of Wisconsin, said the genetic yield potential of America’s most widely planted legume is 110 bushels per acre or more in most states, depending on climate and soil conditions. But most farmers average 50 to 55 bushels per acre.“Where are the other 50 to 55 bushels?” Conley asked. “We’re working to minimize that yield gap.”The completion last year of a three-year study Conley co-led with University of Nebraska agronomist Patricio Grassini called “Benchmarking Soybean Production Systems in the North Central U.S.” can help farmers do just that. It identifies factors that preclude soybean farmers from obtaining yields that should be potentially possible on their farms.Production and management data from more than 8,000 fields covering about 600,000 acres was collected and analyzed. The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) — a collaboration of 12 Midwest state soybean associations — spent more than $1.3 million in soybean checkoff funds on the multistate project. Other universities and state soybean research programs also contributed to the effort.Researchers examined what high-yielding farmers are doing compared to low- and average-yielding contemporaries with similar soil types and environments. The project team pinpointed the most critical yield-limiting factors, such as planting too late.Industry officials say the project’s return on investment could be significant, possibly in the billions of dollars, if producers implement various soybean-management and production practices highlighted in the study.“We’re looking to put more bushels in the bin with less cost per acre,” said Cecil Demott, NCSRP president and Rock Port, Missouri, farmer. “I think there’s a lot of value in that.”Soybean farmers are finding ways to boost revenues despite market and trade challenges. This story is the first in a six-part series, More Green From Beans. The series will look at ways soybean farmers are finding ways to answer trade challenges by boosting revenues through switching up agronomics and finding new markets.FINE-TUNING MANAGEMENTThe study pointed out at least 10 management practices farmers can implement, which vary among states, to boost yields and minimize the yield gap. Conley highlighted several practices that cross state lines.— Plant early. Soybean yields decrease 0.2 to 0.5 bushel per day when seed is planted after April 25, give or take a few days depending on location, Conley explained.— Control weeds. Keeping weeds at bay requires a two-pass herbicide program that includes a pre-emerge with residual and a postapplication.— Manage pests. Apply a foliar fungicide and insecticide at the R3 growth stage.— Cut seeding rates. Many farmers still plant 150,000 seeds or more per acre, which can lead to disease problems such as white mold that thrive in a high-plant-population environment and dense crop canopy. Conley said reduced seeding rates, especially in high-productivity fields, will maintain and can increase yields, as well as save on seed costs.— Install tile. The study shows farmers with drained fields can plant five days earlier than in nontiled fields. Plus, soybeans don’t like “wet feet,” Conley said. Both can boost productivity.Conley and other researchers say it’s probably not realistic that the entire yield gap can be wiped out by eliminating a few yield-limiting factors. Different soil types, fertility, weather and other uncontrollable conditions affect production.“But we’re always going to be chasing it (genetic yield potential),” Conley said.Increasing yields by 20 bushels per acre or more is possible, he said, by fine-tuning management practices that are cost-effective and logistically feasible.“Many farmers still think they can plant soybeans on May 15, and it doesn’t hurt yields at all. That’s easily worth 10 bushels right there in some environments,” Conley said. “The study also showed anywhere from a zero- to 7-bushel-per-acre increase with a blanket foliar fungicide and insecticide application based on climate and soil characteristics.“It’s pretty eye-opening how many farmers are just realizing this [at least one fungicide and insecticide application] over the last year or two,” he continued. “If farmers can squeeze out an extra 5 or 10 more bushels per acre, that’s significant.”Keith Kemp is trying to make his West Manchester, Ohio, fields more productive. He’s participating in the research effort and using project results to become more efficient.Kemp, an NCSRP board member, is committed to planting soybeans as early as the weather and soil conditions allow. He cut his seeding rate by 30,000 to 50,000 seeds per acre, to 130,000, and is contemplating going as low as 100,000 seeds per acre next year.Kemp estimated he’s already saving about $25 per acre in seed costs. Yields have also increased by 10% to 15%, he cited, by planting in mid-April, if conditions allow, instead of early May.“We discovered we need to plant soybeans before corn, but it’s hard for some farmers to realize that,” Kemp said. “The more sunlight plants take in, the more pods. The research we’re doing is changing our whole industry.”MORE BUSHELS, MORE REVENUEThe U.S. is awash in soybeans primarily because of reduced Chinese exports, which is suppressing values. The projected average farm price for the 2019-20 marketing year is $8.40 per bushel, according to USDA.That doesn’t change NCSRP’s mission, executive director Ed Anderson explained. Its farmer leaders invest soybean checkoff funds in programs via university research and Extension to improve yields and profitability.“Even when prices aren’t very good, farmers are still paid per bushel,” said Anderson, who also serves as senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association.U.S. soybean farmers are expected to average 47.9 bpa this year, according to the USDA September “Crop Production Report.” Production is estimated at 3.63 billion bushels. The north-central region accounts for 82% of soybean production in the United States, data shows.If the nation’s soybean farmers could increase the average yield by 10 bpa, that would be another 760 million bushels. Even at $8 per bushel, that’s an extra $6 billion in revenue.“The project isn’t just about producing more bushels, which is important,” Anderson asserted. “A key piece is looking at ways to maximize inputs and production practices to drive profitability.”All soybean checkoff-funded research can be found at MORE INFORMATION:— To see the full benchmarking report and individual state results, visit Wilde can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @progressivwilde(ESAG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgExpand your reach exponentially and build your audience quickly with this tutorial on how to export video for Facebook.As filmmakers and videographers, we should constantly be trying to push content out through the web – and in particular, on social media platforms. With that said, there may be no better social media platform to expand your reach than Facebook.When exporting with Premiere Pro CC, Avid, or Final Cut, there are a few settings that Facebook recommends:H.264 video with AAC audio in MOV or MP4 formatAn aspect ratio no larger than 1280px wide and divisible by 16pxA frame rate at, or below, 30fpsStereo audio with a sample rate of 44,100hzFacebook also drops this reminder to anyone exporting video for the site: Keep in mind that videos must be less than 40 minutes long. The longer your video is, the larger its file size will be. This may affect the quality of the video.Utilize YouTubeWhile you can upload videos directly to Facebook, we recommend using other sources to store your video content such as YouTube and Vimeo. By doing this you can embed YouTube videos into your Facebook timeline. This not only increases your viewership on Facebook, but it also links to your YouTube channel, which expands your audience reach.For an example, KingTutsPro gives a short run-through on how to properly export videos for use with YouTube. Note that he is using Premiere Pro, but the settings used here are pretty standard, as noted above from Facebook.Also, Rudy Washington from gives us a short and simple way to embed those videos into our Facebook timeline. Export Videos Using Premiere Pro CCOnce you have your edit done, you will want to export your video for Facebook. Go to File > Export > Media.Next up, let’s set our Video Settings. Be sure to select H.264 and then, under the presets for this particular format, you should have a wide variety of options.We tend to use the YouTube 720p or Vimeo 720p preset, but you can use which ever preset you feel comfortable with.Finally lets make sure our audio settings are correct and then export. Select the Audio Tab and make sure the sample rate is set for at least 44100Hz.Once you’ve done this, all you need to do now is name the project and pick an export location. Then click Export and wait for the process to complete.Using Avid Media ComposerAvid Media Composer is a little more involved when exporting with specific settings for Facebook. First, let’s start off as usual by going to File > Export.Now, you’ll want to set your export location first. Once you’ve done that, select the Export Settings preset.I’ve found Fast-Export QuickTime NTSC to work really well. Now, click the Options button located directly underneath the Settings drop-down menu.The Options button will pull up a new window that gives you the export settings. Be sure to select Custom and then click on Format Options.Once in the Format Options window, let’s select Video Settings, then click the drop down menu Compression Type. We want this set for H.264.Then click OK.Next up, let’s select Video Size. In the Dimensions drop-down menu we’ll select 1280 X 720 HD. Then click OK.Finally, let’s click on Settings under Sound. Set the format to AAC, channels to Stereo or Mono and Rate to 44.100.Click OK, then OK again. Now you’re ready. Hit Export and sit back and wait for your latest creation to process.Using Final Cut ProApple has made the process of sending video to Facebook as easy as possible. When you have completed your edit, simply go to File > Share > Facebook.Now let’s setup our info. Give your project a title and then give it a description. Finally, add your name and give it some tags to increases its visibility.Now let’s click on Settings.In Settings, you can see that FCPX has essentially applied the settings that are compatible with Facebook.If you have never used this process before, you will need to sign into Facebook before clicking Next and completing the process.Hopefully this info will help you get your work in front of more people. Here are a few more posts about getting your stuff out there:Create a Video On Demand Strategy For Your Film7 Tips for Promoting Your Indie Film on Social Media5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting ‘Staff Picked’ by VimeoAre your Facebook friends going nuts for your content? Do you have any other advice on spreading content across the web? Please let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Are you taking the actions necessary to produce that result?Are you taking any action at all? Are you doing enough of what needs to be done? If you are not producing the results you want right now, it’s likely that you aren’t doing so for one of the following three reasons:You are taking the wrong action.You are taking no action.You are taking too little action.Wrong ActionIf you aren’t producing the result you need now, it may be because you are taking the wrong action. I’ve heard Anthony Robbins describe this as “running West looking for a sunrise.”The wrong set of actions will prevent you from getting the results you want. You want new customers, but you invest your time researching instead of reaching out. You want better margins, but you continually lower your price to win new business. You want more margin in your life for the things that are really important, but you say “yes” to small things, which means you are automatically saying “no” to something bigger.Sometimes taking the right action means first saying “no” to the wrong action. If what you are doing isn’t working, it’s time to try something different.No ActionThe only thing worse than taking the wrong action is taking no action. If you are running West looking for a sunrise, at least you are running. All you need to do is turn around. Taking no action is the surest recipe for zero results!You want to try content marketing, but you sleep in instead of getting up to write a blog post. You desperately need new customers, but you spend your time on the internet instead. You know what the next, best action you need to take is, but then, there is Angry Birds, Candy Crush, or some other app that grabs your attention. So, you take no action.The remedy here is to start doing something. It’s better to take the wrong action than to do nothing. At least with the wrong action, you get feedback and you can make adjustments.Too Little ActionBig results require big actions. Sometimes you can be doing everything right, but just not enough of it to get the results you need.You’re making calls to new prospective clients. Yeah, like three calls this month. Of course, you didn’t win any new clients (too little action). You went out and exercised this week. Once. And you don’t feel any healthier. That content marketing plan? You wrote a single blog post seven weeks ago.Nothing works if you don’t. If others are producing the result you want now, it’s likely they’re taking a set of purposeful, tried-and-true actions to produce those results. It’s also likely they’re doing more of it than you are.Think about a result you want for yourself right now.last_img read more

first_imgBad weather combined with persistence of Marlon Samuels and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to frustrate India as the West Indies reached 98 for five on the rain-hit second day of the second cricket Test here. Score | PhotosIshant Sharma bowls during the second day of the second Test against the West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Wednesday. APIndian paceman Ishant Sharma struck twice in three balls to reduce the West Indies to 57 for five in the curtailed morning session after the hosts resumed at an uncomfortable 30 for three.However, several rain interruptions and some sensible batting by Samuels (21) and Chanderpaul (20) gave India no chance to make further in-roads into the hosts’ batting line up.The two batsmen added 41 runs for the unconquered sixth wicket and batted together for 19.3 overs on a day when only 25.3 overs of play was possible on the day.The tenor of the day was set early when a shower delayed the start of the game by 45 minutes. There was another break of half an hour after lunch but the resumption lasted no more than eight-odd overs.Heavy rains lashed Kensington Oval in the second session which forced umpire to enforce an early tea in the hope of squeezing as much play as possible in the final session.That opportunity never arrived. Even though it stopped raining after a while, early tea was taken and players even came out in the final session. It began raining almost immediately for players to go to pavilion. Thereafter it was poor light which never allowed the game to resume.advertisementThe most play possible was in the morning session as West Indies retired for lunch at 82 for 5 from 29 overs.Both the overnight batsmen, Ramnaresh Sarwan (18) and Devendra Bishoo (13), fell prey to Ishant’s bounce with the paceman bowling a spell of 6-2-23-2 in the morning.Praveen Kumar and Ishant held the two ends up for all but the final 10 minutes and three overs of the shortened session.Despite the precision and pace of Indian bowlers, both Sarwan and Bishoo stood their ground for the initial half an hour?s play.Sarwan survived a couple of shouts and Bishoo once edged Ishant between the third and fourth slip but importantly West Indies hadn’t lost a wicket.Bishoo’s propensity to fiddle with every delivery outside off-stump made Mahendra Singh Dhoni strengthen the off-side field, once to the extent that he had all of his nine fielders manning the side of the stumps.Bishoo finally perished when he was drawn like a moth to a flame to a rising delivery and Virat Kohli at gully caught the chance easily.A delivery later Ishant struck again, this time Sarwan falling to a delivery which kept cruelly low and found him in front of his stumps.Sarwan is now without a half century in his last 12 Test innings.- Wih inputs from PTIlast_img read more

first_imgArsenal manager Emery: A mark for my English…?by Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery rates his English at “six out of ten”.Teenage winger Bukayo Saka revealed he gets Gunners coach Freddie Ljungberg to translate some of Emery’s instructions for him because he can’t yet understand the Arsenal manager’s English. Emery said, “I have done videos with English players, Spanish players, French players, German players.“Now my English is, from one to 10, maybe a six. But at six, I think the players can understand me. If not, some help is good.“Last year, on my first day (in the job), I spoke to them very bad, more bad than today. But I have spoken English and now it’s the same, but I think better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk was delighted to make his England debut against the USA at Wembley Stadium, saying it was a ‘dream come true’.Gareth Southgate handed Dunk his first England cap in their 3-0 friendly win over the USA and he was happy to play the full 90 minutes.“It’s a dream come true – it’s been a long hard journey for me and that’s been rewarded this evening,” Dunk told the club’s website.“I had a feeling during the week in training that tonight be my chance, because we did some shape work.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We then worked on set-pieces after that, and that’s when I knew I was starting the game.“When I was walking out there was a lot of thoughts looking back on where I’ve come from – but then it was about me being comfortable in the game – and getting the words to the anthem right!“I was thinking about a lot of people – everyone who’s worked with me over my career to get me to this point, and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them.“My dad’s the main one, he was here tonight watching me – as were all my family and friends, I’m very thankful.”last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed he’s returned to running outdoors for the first time since AprilThe English midfielder has been sidelined with a knee injury over the last eight months from Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final clash against AS Roma.The injury cost Oxlade-Chamberlain the chance to compete in the final of the competition and a place in the England squad in this year’s World Cup.But the 25-year-old has now posted a positive update on his recovery at Liverpool’s Melwood training base.“That feeling when you’re finally back out on the grass for the first time in 8 months,” Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on Instagram along with a picture of himself with his arms raised high (see below).Since joining from Arsenal last year, Oxlade-Chamberlain has managed five goals and eight assists in 42 appearances for Liverpool.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The England international remains a doubt for the rest of this season, despite stating that he hopes to play in “a few” games.Premier League leaders Liverpool will take on Newcastle today at Anfield with kick-off set for 16:00 (CET).Alex Oxlade Chamberlain back out on the grass for the first time in 8 months 😁👏 #LFC— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) December 24, 2018last_img read more

first_img Related Items:Dr. Dwayne Vernon, social development commission Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Dec.10 (JIS): The Social Development Commission (SDC) has created some 839 jobs for residents at the local level, through the Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP). Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on December 8, Executive Director at the SDC, Dr. Dwayne Vernon, said the SDC is using its platform of community involvement as the driving force to encourage community businesses for economic development and to create employment.He said that the LEDSP, an initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, was launched in May 2015 to formalise community businesses, and grow entrepreneurship in communities. Dr. Vernon noted that of the 839 persons currently employed, 232 are full time, 408 part time, 199 seasonal and others assist, based on the need. “Currently, there are 138 active projects happening in different communities and these Local Economic Initiatives (LEIs) have a capital layout of $530 million,” he pointed out.He informed that 32 per cent of these community businesses are from the agro-processing industry, adding that there is a heavy use of agricultural produce and raw materials from these produce to make secondary products, such as pastries, sauces, jams, pickles, chocolate and other confectioneries, juices and wines. Another 29 per cent of the community businesses are poultry, and the remaining are manufacturing, art and craft, fashion and community tourism.Dr. Vernon said if all communities take the Local Government and community-based approach to economic growth, such as the LEI, this will improve employment in the country.He called on members of the public to embrace the Local Government Reform, which is a tool that will help them to participate in the decision-making and economic growth at the community and parish levels. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Kings Valley Road In Western Westmoreland Refurbished Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 17, 2016 – The Attorney General’s Chambers advised the PNP Administration during House of Assembly debate earlier this month that it is best not to name, ‘This Land of Ours’, by Rev Dr. Conrad Howell as the National Song in the new legislation.  The country’s legal arm says the Government ought to first secure proper rights to the song before naming it in the Flag and Coat of Arms Ordinance.Wheeland Member, Hon Delroy Williams exposed that at least one community group claims that they own the song which was actually a poem written by the late Rev Dr Conrad Howell.  The Native Men’s Fellowship reportedly has some right to the This Land of Ours.Premier Rufus Ewing said his government is in talks with the family of Howell about the song being adopted officially as the national song, but had to admit those discussions are not yet final.  At this time, the passed legislation does not name This Land of Ours as the National song, the clause was taken out, but the law gives TCIG the right to name any song they choose in that category for national events.last_img read more

first_imgThe Division plans to release approximately seven million fish annually into the waters of Alaska over the next five years. The plan outlines the locations, numbers, and size or life stage for each species of fish that are planned for stocking. Starting on January 1 through January 30 interested individuals can submit their comments. You can submit public comments to Andrew Garry by email [email protected] or by mail:William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatcheryc/o Andrew Garry941 North Reeve BoulevardAnchorage, Alaska, 99501The public comment deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Only fish reared from the Division’s hatchery facilities and from private non-profit hatcheries that work in cooperation with ADF&G to improve sport fisheries are included in this plan. Statewide Stocking Coordinator Andrew Garry: “Receiving public input is extremely important to the Division as we finalize the Statewide Stocking Plan for 2019. The Division commits a significant portion of their annual budget towards stocking fish throughout the state, and hearing from anglers is a critical piece of the fisheries management process.” The Statewide Stocking Plan is available for review on the Division’s webpage. Hard copies are also available for review at local ADF&G offices. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be accepting public comments for the 2019 Statewide Stocking Plan for Sport Fisheries.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, who is set to don the hat of a game show host, is busy preparing himself for the small screen outing. The second season of ‘Ke Habe Banglar Kotipati’ (Who will be Bengal’s Crorepati), the Bengali version of the iconic TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, will have Chatterjee quizzing the hot seat participants.”I have set up a hot seat at home, next to my computerji, to practice for the show. It will help me hone my skills as a TV show host,” he said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMegastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had anchored the Hindi show for eight seasons, fondly referred to the computer on his desk as ‘computerji’.”The programme will have a global outlook and feel, but certain elements would be added to its format to connect with the Bengali audience,” the National Award-winning actor said.The first season of the reality show was anchored by cricketing icon Sourav Ganguly.Chatterjee, when asked if he was conscious that parallels would be drawn with Bachchan and Ganguly, said, “Yes I am aware. But I will do it my own way. Hope I bring refreshing changes to the show.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe promotional video of ‘Ke Habe Banglar Kotipati’ shows Chatterjee sitting on a barge on river Hooghly with “computerji” on his side and Howrah Bridge in the background.At a press meet, earlier this week, the actor had said the second season of the show will run for 35 episodes.”Quizmaster Siddhartha Basu would be preparing the question bank and the possible answers for the show, which will be aired five days a week from July 16,” he added.last_img read more