Video gets police fit for purpose

first_imgVideo gets police fit for purposeOn 29 Oct 2002 in Police, Personnel Today The police officer responsible for HR at the Metropolitan police service hasre-taken the force’s fitness test to promote a new video aimed at reducing thenumber of applicants that fail to meet the physical strength and endurancerequirements. Assistant Commander Bernard Hogan-Howe, 45, successfully completed thefitness test decades after originally passing. He hopes the 10-minute video will reduce the number of applicants – women inparticular – who go through the recruitment process then fail the fitness test.According to police figures, males have a 98 per cent chance of passing, butalmost 30 per cent of female recruits fail. Alan Jones, head of physical education at the Met, said the video wouldbring applicants up to standard within eight weeks. “It explains what the gym-based test involves. It’s not hugely tough,but there is a job-related standard of fitness needed to join the police,”he said. It is hoped the £50,000 project will attract recruits by showing the test isnot too gruelling. The video takes applicants through four steps: speed and agility; gripstrength; upper body strength and endurance – including completing a shuttlerun in under six minutes. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Knicks move up with second first-round pick in Jazz swap

first_imgNovember 18, 2020 /Sports News – Local Knicks move up with second first-round pick in Jazz swap FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe New York Knicks moved up a few spots with their second pick of the NBA draft’s first round by completing a trade with the Utah Jazz.The Knicks acquired the No. 23 pick from Utah, sending the Nos. 27 and 38 picks to the Jazz. New York also received the draft rights to Croatian center Ante Tomic, who was taken by the Jazz in the second round in 2008 but has spent his entire career in Europe.The Knicks’ first pick is the No. 8 selection. Tags: NBA Draft/New York Knicks/Utah Jazz Written by Associated Presslast_img

Goodlord faces strike within its tenant referencing team over new contracts

first_imgLettings platform Goodlord says it is ‘disheartened’ that a group of employees within its tenant referencing team have decided to go on strike.This follows claims by the Unite union, which represents some 20 employees at the company, that Goodlord has been operating a ‘fire and rehire’ policy within its London-based, 100-strong tenant referencing team.Unite also claims that the employees involved, who are among a large group being transitioned from temporary to permanent contracts, have been offered annual salaries £6,000 lower than before, from £24,000 to £18,000.Industrial actionThe industrial action, which is due to take place between 22nd and 26th February, will see 14 members of staff go on strike over the new contracts.Goodlord says this is six fewer than stated by Unite, which has claimed the strike will impact the lettings platform’s referencing service.Although Goodlord acknowledges the pay cut, it says the new contracts reflect a move to home working within the referencing team during Covid, as well as staff being given permanent employment status and benefits.A statement from Goodlord says: “In 2020 we took steps to transition a large part of our referencing team from temporary to permanent contracts.“After many weeks of dialogue, we’re disheartened that a small number of these colleagues remain dissatisfied with the terms of their new permanent contracts offered.“We’re committed to continuing our ongoing dialogue and hope to swiftly reach a conclusion that suits all parties. In the meantime, we’ve taken all necessary measures to ensure our services continue as normal.”Unite spokesperson Steve O’Donnell says: “Our members have been left with no choice but go on strike to fight against these cuts, which would see their pay plummet to well below the real London living wage.”Read more about Goodlord.Unite Steve O’Donnell goodlord February 12, 2021Nigel 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 » Goodlord faces strike within its tenant referencing team over new contracts previous nextProptechGoodlord faces strike within its tenant referencing team over new contractsFourteen of its 100-strong referencing team who are Unite members have announced industrial action for later this monthNigel Lewis12th February 202101,249 Viewslast_img read more

Viral TikTok user gives signed juice bottle to Idaho museum

first_imgIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man who rode to fame on TikTok after casually singing “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac and drinking cranberry juice while longboarding will have a symbol of his success on display at the Museum of Idaho. Nathan Apodaca, also known as Doggface, signed a bottle of Ocean Spray cranberry juice for the museum during an event on Tuesday. The Post Register reported that Apodaca and his family received membership cards to the museum in exchange for the autographed donation. Tom Hayes, the CEO of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., says the bottle will now be on display and become the latest entry in the museum’s archives.last_img

After Summer Like Warmth Friday, Weekend Will Be Much Cooler

first_imgTonight, partly cloudy with lows around 30.High pressure will provide for a mainly sunny Sunday, although still cool with highs in the lower-50’s.A warm front will bring a return for rain late Sunday night into the day on Monday. Monday will again be mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the low-50’s.Another cold front passing by Monday in Tuesday may bring a few wet snowflakes to the area early Tuesday morning, while some models keep it as just rain. Otherwise mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday with highs in the upper-40’s.The rest of the week looks dry, although the cooler weather looks to stick around with highs the remainder of the week in the lower-50’s.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – Yesterday was unseasonably warm with highs in the upper-70’s, a cold front moved through last night that is ushering in cooler weather for the weekend.For Today, a few early morning showers or a thunderstorm are possible, otherwise the day will be rather cloudy. Highs in the upper-40’s.last_img read more

Tri-State to close Escalante coal plant in New Mexico in 2020, 25 years early

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Denver Post:Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, increasingly under pressure from its members and renewable energy advocates for its reliance on coal, plans to close two of its coal-fired power plants and a coal mine in Colorado and New Mexico.Tri-State said Thursday it will close the Escalante Station in northwest New Mexico by the end of this year. It intends to close its operations at the Craig Station plant in Craig and at the Colowyo Mine in northwest Colorado by 2030.The earlier-than-planned closures are part of the utility’s larger Responsible Energy Plan, Tri-State CEO Duane Highley said during a call with reporters. He said Tri-State will release details Jan. 15 about adding more renewable energy to its system and meeting state goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Last year, the Westminster-based wholesale power provider shut down its Nucla coal plant in western Colorado, ahead of plans to close it in 2022. It previously had said it will close one unit of the Craig plant by the end of 2025.Thursday’s announcement applies to the remaining two units at the Craig facilities owned by Tri-State, a not-for-profit cooperative that serves a total of 43 electric associations in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Nebraska.The original closing dates for the plants were: Craig Unit 2, 2038; Craig Unit 3, 2044; and Escalante, 2045.[Judith Kohler]More: Under fire for use of coal, Tri-State to accelerate closure of plants, mine in Colorado and New Mexico Tri-State to close Escalante coal plant in New Mexico in 2020, 25 years earlylast_img read more

Gravity Trail for Gorges?

first_imgGorges State Park is one of the steepest in the South. Located along the Blue Ridge Escarpment—the “Blue Wall”—near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, the park is home to sheer cliffs and spectacular waterfalls, including Whitewater Falls, the largest east of the Rockies. It’s already a celebrated oasis for hikers, trail runners, and paddlers. It could soon be a mountain biking mecca, too.Gorges State Park is one of nine finalists for the $100,000 Bell Built Grant to fund a gravity downhill mountain bike trail. Brevard mountain biker Park Baker has helped spearhead the effort.The grant is only available for a black diamond or double black diamond trail and will feature jumps, rollers and berms. The trail will potentially have alternate lines to help new and experienced riders learn and progress.Other regional finalists are located in Knoxville, Tenn., and Anniston, Ala. Mountain bikers will help choose the winner during a two weeks of online voting that begins May 11.Read more about the potential gravity trail in Gorges here.last_img read more

Tracking clients: Data necessary for success

first_img June 15, 2006 Regular News There is a great deal of information that practitioners can and should have at their fingertips to make their marketing efforts more effective and productive. All solo and small firm practitioners should gather and track the following information: • A master list of current and former clients. • A list of all clients sorted by particular industries or practice areas. • A list of potential clients you have identified or you are aware have been referred but not yet hired you. • A “Friends of the Firm” list of referral sources. • The information for each person in your database should include: • Name, address, phone, fax, e-mail; • All contact names associated with the client-including family and/or employees; • Name of primary contact with your firm and any other staff person who worked on the client; • Date client started with the firm; • Type of work done for the client; • Why the client came to the firm or how heard about the firm; • Total amount paid by the client. Periodically review and use the information to better target your marketing efforts. Practice Tips is a service of the Practice Management Advisors Committee of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. It is not intended as legal advice, nor is it an authorized legal ethics opinion binding on any state bar or law society. For additional information about PMA services in Florida contact The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) at (866) 730-2020. Tracking clients: Data necessary for successcenter_img Tracking clients: Data necessary for successlast_img read more

Credit union employee indicted

first_imgA former employee of the $65 million Allentown Federal Credit Union was indicted last month for allegedly stealing more than $640,000 from member accounts through fake fees and wire transfers.Federal prosecutors charged Julie Ann Turk, 46, of Washington Township, Pa., with bank fraud, embezzlement and money laundering.According to the indictment, Turk held several positions, including teller, Master Card coordinator, teller supervisor and general ledger coordinator, at the Pennsylvania credit union, which gave her access to AFCU’s general ledger accounts and member accounts.From January 2009 to April 2016, Turk allegedly created fraudulent credit union fees, debited the fake fees from AFCU’s general ledger account and credited the phony fees to her personal credit union account, prosecutors alleged. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Governor Wolf Urges House Committee to Consider Gun Safety Bills

first_img September 23, 2019 Press Release,  Public Safety,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is urging the House Judiciary Committee to consider gun safety bills that are overwhelmingly supported by the public and focus on real measures that will keep guns from dangerous individuals and reduce gun violence.Governor Wolf’s statement:“Like many in the general public, I am disappointed to see the House Judiciary Committee refusing to bring commonsense gun safety bills up for a vote. There is virtual consensus in the public for enacting universal background checks. The extreme risk protection order is widely supported and documented to have saved lives in other states. There are many gun safety reforms in front of the House, yet none are scheduled for votes at tomorrow’s committee meeting.“We know these gun safety reforms can save lives. I urge the chairman to prioritize gun safety action demanded by the vast majority of Pennsylvanians, including many victims of gun violence and even more citizens seeking to hinder their own victimization.“In April, Rabbi Cheryl Klein, whose congregation was attacked inside the Tree of Life, prayed that ‘we are not guilty of inaction’ and urged advancements to protect people’s lives. I am reiterating that call. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting at the end of October, we cannot fail to meet this moment. We must make the meaningful changes that we know will save lives in the future. We owe every victim of gun violence more and we can do better.” Governor Wolf Urges House Committee to Consider Gun Safety Billscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more