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Facebook Twitter Free Farm Bill Decision Making Webinar on Thursday SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 14, 2020 Facebook Twitter On Thursday at 9:30am, the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a webinar titled, “Farm Bill 2020 Decision Making”. Kaitlin Myers, State Agricultural Program Specialist from USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency will join Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier and James Mintert to discuss options for enrolling your farm in the 2018 Farm Bill program.During the webinar, presenters will discuss available options as part of the 2018 Farm Bill and the relative merits of signing up for the ARC-County, ARC-Individual Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2019 and 2020.The webinar is free, but you do need to register here to participate. The webinar will be recorded and can be watched at a later time if you’re unable to attend live. Home Indiana Agriculture News Free Farm Bill Decision Making Webinar on Thursday Previous articleUSDA NRCS Chief Increasing Staff to Meet Growing Demand and More Mild Weather on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleUSDA Reminds Historically Underserved Producers of Advance Payment Option Eric Pfeiffer SHARE
The Amon G. Carter Stadium was lit purple to honor the graduating seniors. (Photo courtesy of Holly Ellman.) TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twitter TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umsted Previous articleHoroscope: May 9, 2020Next articleHoroscope: May 10, 2020 Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Facebook Facebook Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs + posts Linkedin Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThe class of 2020 was supposed to graduate this weekend. Commencement won’t be held until Aug. 8, but TCU wanted to honor and congratulate the seniors now. Here is a recap of what the university has done, as well as a look back at some of the major events that happened over the past four years. TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Dave ThachA Pasadena native who managed to climb the ranks of Playstation and contribute to the world of 21st century gaming as we know it will offer words of advice and tales of wisdom to interested professionals at a special meeting Thursday night.The introspective discussion is hosted by StartUp Grind Pasadena and will give an inside look as to how you too can take charge of your career and “reach for the stars.”“My message for people is about staying true to who you are and that if you remain authentic in how you approach your goals and aspirations—almost anything can happen,” explained Dave Thach, featured speaker and Senior Director of International Software Development and Special Operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.Thach now oversees some of the company’s largest and most profitable franchises, such as Gran Turismo and LittleBigPlanet, in the North American and Latin American markets.He is described as a ‘Jack of All Trades’ thanks to his diverse career path, which has allowed him to grow the Special Operations pillar of his business in new, exciting, and often times unexpected ways.Thach’s professional career started after he graduated from UCLA as a music major and had to decide what his next step should be, post college.“I had to figure out if I should continue to follow my passion or eat,” explained Thach.This life predicament came in the era of the dot com boom in the tech industry.“It was a very opportunistic time to get into that industry,” said Thach.He applied what he described as his basic knowledge of computer programming to land an entry level tech job that ultimately lead to a lead consulting role down the line.Just as post college life was looking good for Thach, he was laid off, and had to make the next move.“I rolled my severance package into a business with a couple of partners. Sony was one of my clients,” Thach said.Thach spent some time nurturing a great working relationship with Sony and Playstation, which would then lead to Playstation offering him yet another position in the corporate world.“It was kind of a scenario of where I was going from running my own business to literally being back at square one with my foot in the door working at the help desk,” explained Thach.Eleven years later and with many rungs of the corporate ladder climbed, Thach is a Senior Director in a division of Playstation America where he has leveraged his experience as an entrepreneur and as an IBM Solutions Excellence Award winning developer/designer that touches most of the company’s product and works on an international scale.Most recently, Thach and his team played an integral role with their contributions to the successful launch of the latest PlayStation platform, PlayStation VR, according to a press release.“Everyone is entitled to have a goal. For me, I knew I wanted to do one of three things. I knew that I either wanted to be in music, I wanted to do something with computers or I wanted to do something with games,” Thach said. “In my current job I get to do all three.”So how does a corporate executive with entrepreneurial flare land the dream job?“I don’t believe in luck. You create your own opportunities. As long as you remain authentic, that carries a lot of weight with people. Certainly in my experience that has taken me a long way and it has provided me with opportunities that I otherwise wouldn’t have had,” said Thach.Thach described the importance of building your personal brand which takes a healthy diet of time to cultivate it and confidence to back it up.“Even though I am clearly a member of corporate America, I am still able to capitalize on that entrepreneurial spirit and some of those entrepreneurial ideals to continue to evolve and grow in the business that I’m responsible for,” said Thach who mentioned the realities of often being labeled as a work-a-holic by peers and having to sacrifice precious family time to achieve professional goals.“For better or worse, nothing has fallen in my lap,” Thach explained.Thatch intends to give attendees a one on one experience where they can ask questions and hopefully leave inspired about where their careers can take them next.“Its going to be real talk from a guy who is pretty much ‘what you see is what you get’,” said Thach.The Startup Grind Pasadena Fireside Chat With Dave Thach will take place Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Epic Spaces located at 680 E. 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The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins February 26, 2014 599 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Inequality Marks Recovery; Home Prices to Stabilize Tagged with: Conference Board Nielsen The Demand Institute Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Inequality Marks Recovery; Home Prices to Stabilize Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: New Homes Grow Larger – But Who’s Buying Them? Next: Las Vegas Mirrors National Home Price Slowdown Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Conference Board Nielsen The Demand Institute 2014-02-26 Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Demand Institute, a non-advocacy, non-profit think tank jointly operated by the Conference Board and Nielsen, released Wednesday a new report entitled: “A Tale of 2000 Cities: how the sharp contrast between successful and struggling communities is reshaping America.”The report “finds that a large proportion of housing wealth is concentrated in a relatively small proportion of America’s cities, towns and villages.”An 18-month research program that included an analysis of 2,200 cities and towns and in-depth interviews with 10,000 consumers provided data for the report’s conclusions.The report’s title is presumptively a reference to the Charles Dickens work, A Tale of Two Cities, which begins with the famous and seemingly contradictory phrase, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”The report seems to lend veracity to Dickens’ opening remarks, noting that, “Of the 2,200 analyzed, the top 10 percent ranked by the aggregate value of their owner-occupied homes held 52 percent ($4.4 trillion) of the total housing wealth. The bottom 40 percent held just eight percent ($700 billion).”50% of communities studied are struggling to move forward after the recession, according to the report.”Housing is an important financial barometer for the larger U.S. economy, and a more nuanced social barometer for families and towns,” said Kathy Bostjancic, director of macroeconomic analysis at The Demand Institute, and co-author of the report. “The housing trends analyzed in this report paint a powerful picture of how the Great Recession has impacted Americans in the short-term, and illuminate the potential long-term effect on our country.”The presence of double digit increases in home prices in the past two years are not indicative of future trends, according to the report. Rather, the upswing in prices was caused by investors buying up large tracts of distressed homes to meet rental demand.Home prices are expected to grow at a rate of 2.1 percent between 2015 and 2018 as supply and demand meet at a sustained equilibrium.The report comments, “Now, with prices firmer and the number of distressed or foreclosed properties down, the market is stabilizing. More homeowners are looking to sell than previously, so inventories will rise; that and the expected rise in mortgage rates and only tepid median household income gains will moderate future house price rises.”However, equality will not be evident across all 50 states: “There will be significant variations among all 50 states and the largest 50 metropolitan areas in the next five years. Price rises will be more than three times greater in the strongest markets than in the weakest ones.”By 2018, The Demand Institute projects that the national median price for a home will be close to reaching its 2006 peak. However, when adjusted for inflation, the median home price will stand 25 percent below its 2006 level. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily
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Top StoriesAarogya Setu : MHA Dilutes Mandatory Imposition; Says Employers On ‘Best Effort Basis’ Should Ensure Use Of App By Employees With ‘Compatible Mobile Phones’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 May 2020 7:59 AMShare This – xA notable feature of the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for the fourth phase of lockdown from May 18 to May 31 is the dilution of the mandatory condition for the use of ‘Aarogya Setu’, the contact tracing app developed by the National Informatics Centre in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.The directive in the guidelines issued on Sunday, May 17, states :”With a view…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA notable feature of the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for the fourth phase of lockdown from May 18 to May 31 is the dilution of the mandatory condition for the use of ‘Aarogya Setu’, the contact tracing app developed by the National Informatics Centre in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.The directive in the guidelines issued on Sunday, May 17, states :”With a view to ensuring safety in offices and work places, employers on best effort basis should ensure that Aarogya Setu is installed by employees having compatible mobile phones” (emphasis supplied)It is further stated :”District authorities may advise individuals to install the Aarogya Setu application on compatible mobile phones and regularly update their health status on the app”. These directives are in contrast with the compulsive tone of the previous guidelines issued on May 1, in which it was stated :”Use of Aarogya Setu app shall be mandatory for all the employees, both private and public. It shall be the responsibility of the Head of the Respective Organization to ensure 100% coverage of this app among the employees”.The violation of this direction would have exposed them to criminal prosecution under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and the penal provisions under the Disaster Management Act 2005.The latest guidelines also clarifies that the previous lockdown guidelines have ceased to have effect.The constitutional validity of the mandatory direction for use of ‘Aarogya Setu’ has been challenged in a slew of writ petitions filed in the High Court of Kerala. The petitioners submitted before the Court that the mandatory condition was unreasonable and arbitrary, as all the employees do not have smart phones.How ‘Aarogya Setu’ Can Be Made Mandatory When Many Workers Have No Smartphones, Kerala HC Asks Centre In the hearing held on May 12, the Court had orally asked the Centre regarding the practicability of the mandatory condition, given the fact that many employees have no smart phones. The Court prima facie remarked that the petitioner had raised “valid concerns” regarding the coercive nature of the direction, and asked the Centre to respond to it. The Court had also asked the Centre to respond to the concerns raised regarding the privacy safeguards of the application.Compared to the mandatory tone of the previous condition, the present condition has an advisory tone, and the employers are urged on best effort basis to ensure the use of app by employees having compatible mobile phones.Next Story
LettersOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s lettersLetter of the weekFeedback data can be skewed We applaud the Pret à Manger initiative to manage its 360-degree feedbacksystem electronically (News, 11 September). Collection and analysis of feedbackis a painful part of the process. Your article also states that the company has removed the cost of externalconsultants to analyse the results. We wonder therefore who is administeringthe feedback sessions – if anyone – or whether they are being deliveredelectronically? Our experience, having fed back hundreds of such questionnaires, is that theway in which feedback is delivered is a sensitive but critical area. Often thehard data does not reveal the whole picture and if not carefully interpretedcan actually be misleading. Many times we have seen results skewed by theresponses of just one person, or by the scores against specific questions thatseem “out of sync” with other questions under the samebehaviour/competency. Our consultants use a two-stage process. After presenting the data and overalltrends at an initial one-to-one interview, our consultants encourageindividuals (after some coaching) to go back and seek face-to-face feedbackfrom a few contributors. Their focus when seeking verbal feedback in this wayis “how do you want me to be?” These responses are then shared at asecond meeting with our consultants two weeks later, at which time a veryfocused personal development plan (populated with specific learning resourcesand assignments) is drawn up. It is no accident that our consultants are, at very least, occupationalpsychologists and usually practising psychotherapists, as these sessions oftenraise many issues relating to the individual’s psyche and their life ingeneral. While we accept that the process is necessarily time consuming and notinexpensive, we ask clients, “What do you want? To take cost out of yourdevelopment processes or changed behaviour?” Colin Newbold Partner, The Learning Curve A smoke screen over daily abuse I laughed aloud reading about the Drink, Drugs and Work Don’t Mix surveycarried out by Personnel Today (7 August). Isn’t it ironic that a third of firms are “considering testing theirstaff for substance abuse” when by using their eyes and looking out of thewindow, they can see the manifestation of dependence on the most addictive drugin society. Yes, I’m talking about the ever-present huddle of smokers outsidethe company’s main entrance! It never ceases to amaze me, the millions of pounds that are spent massaginga corporate public image, and when I turn up to see my clients, the first thingI see is a huddle of smokers and a blue cloud of cigarette smoke that I have towalk through to effect an entrance into the building. Nicotine addiction is sowidespread, we consider smoking as normal or even “natural”. My organisation, Allen Carr’s Easyway, has carried out studies that suggestan organisation loses the equivalent of 15 days’ productivity each year, foreach member of staff who takes cigarette breaks away from their work area. Andthat fails to take into account the well-documented higher absenteeism ratesamong smokers. Rob Groves Managing director, Easyway Manchester Disabled show great dedication I was interested to read the recent article about staff turnover rates incall centres. One company that has embraced this issue in a positive way isCentrica (formally British Gas). At a recently opened call centre it set aside50 jobs for disabled people and the carers of disabled people. Adopting an approach called Project Lead Recruitment, it has successfullyachieved its objective. Also, after 18 months of operation, the levels ofsickness among disabled employees have been significantly less than theircolleagues and there is a noticeable reduction in staff turnover. Not only this, but the company also reports an increased sense of motivationand team spirit among other colleagues. It is simply a better place to work. Some of those disabled people employed originally have now taken upsupervisory, team leader and management roles. One couple were taken on via an arrangementwhere one, a severely disabled person, was employed alongside his partner. Thismeant they could share their working hours and care assistance could beprovided to the disabled employee while at work. They are highly unlikely to move to another employer. If anybody is interested in the Project Lead Approach to recruiting disabledpeople please contact Stephen Duckworth at www.disabilitymatters.comStephen Duckworth Chief executive, Disability Matters Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Previous Article Next Article On the moveOn 13 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Former HR director of Aramark, Sue Luford has left to set up her owncompany. Complete People Management is a web-based company selling HRprocedures, forms, and letters, and is supported by a telephone advice service.Margaret Burns and Hugh Robertson have been appointed to the Health andSafety Commission. Following an open appointment exercise, Burns, teachingfellow at the University of Aberdeen Law Faculty, has been reappointed ascommissioner, representing public interest concerns. Robertson, senior healthand safety officer at the TUC, is now commissioner representing employees’concerns. Both posts have terms of office for three years. Debbie Coulter has been re-elected deputy general secretary of the GMBunion. She said: “I am delighted with this result, which is anunmistakable and clear endorsement of the new GMB leadership. My priorities inoffice are unchanged – to work with the general secretary, Kevin Curran, todeliver for GMB members at work, and to ensure their union is a dynamic,vibrant and growing one.” Andrew Galer has moved to the human capital arm of PIFC Consulting as an HRconsultant. He was formerly an HR manager at NEC (UK), the telecoms andtechnology company. Related posts:No related photos.