Three injured in two-car crash

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest A woman eight months pregnant and an elderly couple were injured in a rollover crash Thursday afternoon.Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were called about a rollover around 1 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Grant Avenue and 17th Street.Emergency vehicles arrived on scene to find a Kia flipped over on its top and a Cadillac with its front caved in at the intersection.Patrick Takeda, who was sitting in his car at the intersection when the accident happened, said the Kia was trying to turn left onto Grant Avenue, causing Cadillac, being driven by a woman, to collide into its side, which caused the Kia to flip over.Dispatch stated over the radio that the couple inside of the Kia was taken to Medical Center Hospital, and the woman in the Cadillac was taken to Odessa Regional Medical Center.A woman who was at the scene of the accident had talked to the woman driving the Cadillac before she was taken away by ambulance, who said she was eight months pregnant.The condition of the three victims is unknown at this time. Local News By admin – April 12, 2018 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Three injured in two-car crash WhatsApp Previous articleMcDonald violates bond, back in jailNext articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian, Odessa High return to diamond adminlast_img read more

Global Newsround

first_img Comments are closed. Global NewsroundOn 1 Oct 2001 in Living wage, Personnel Today Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Related posts: PhilipWhiteley reports on what’s happening in HR around the worldFranceM&S owns up to ‘shambles’ over staffAlainJuillet, head of troubled British retailer Marks & Spencer in France, hasbeen forced to accept that its handling of the planned closure of its 18 storesin France has been a “terrible shambles”.Inan interview with Le Figaro in August, he said he was “taken aback”by an announcement from the London head office on the planned closures.”That there have been errors of communication is the least that one cansay [about this case],” he said. Juilletdescribed the structure of the parent group as “very centralised, veryhierarchical and monolithic”. The challenge for chief executive LucVandevelde to restore the group’s fortunes is “a race against theclock”.Heaffirmed that M&S plans to sell all 18 French shops, and ensure personnelare transferred, but couldn’t guarantee that all 1,700 jobs would be saved.M&Screated a storm of protest in March when it announced the closures, and itcould face court action over alleged failures to consult with staff.PeterReid, an independent adviser to top European companies on works councils, saidthe saga reveals deep-seated cultural differences between the UK and France.”In France, the consultation system is about saving jobs rather than justconsultation,” he said. “The pressure is to strengthen theconsultation process, because there is a political desire to remove the abilityof companies to close plants and offices.”TheBritish view is that the level and extent of staff consultation depends on theemployer and each organisation should be allowed to develop its own approach ina voluntary way. Europeanemployers with more than 50 staff are set to be covered by a draft EU directiveon information and consultation with staff.www.lefigaro.frWorkingconditions slip as capitalism takes over in ChinaEmploymentconditions have fallen with the spread of private sector industries in China,according to an investigation by the New York Times. Statutoryconditions in China are on a par with Western countries, but in practice the44-hour working week and locally set minimum wages are ignored, the reportsaid. Conditions are particularly bad in manufacturing plants run by inwardinvestors, employing staff who have migrated from rural areas. “The supplyof labour vastly exceeds the demand,” said Zhou Litai, a lawyer inShenzhen who has represented workers in health and safety cases.Thereport quoted one trade union official as saying that there had been collusionbetween local government officials and factory managers, which has hamperedimplementation of worker-protection laws.www.nytimes.comTaiwaneseunemployment risesTaiwanhas seen unemployment soar in the past year. The economy contracted by morethan 2 per cent in the second quarter of 2001, and the proportion of thepopulation that is unemployed rose to 4.5 per cent, compared with just 2.9 percent a year earlier. TheUnited Daily News has reported that the jobless rate might break 5 per centthis year. The economy shows no sign of improvement and tens of thousands ofgraduates are about to enter the labour market, the agency said.Unofficialtrade strong in Argentina Alarge proportion of the Argentine workforce is in the informal economy,according to the national chamber of commerce. A report estimated that turnoverin unofficial trade through street vendors is around Ar Pesos 15bn (US$ 15bn),evading Pesos 3bn in losses to the labour market and taxes.Thestatistics reflect a national rate of unemployment which has increased in thepast year to 16.5 per cent, and is slightly higher, at 17.2 per cent in theGreater Buenos Aires region, the principal economic centre of the country. www.lanacion.com.arUSAReferendum bid launched to resist local wage floorBusinessesin a Californian city are organising signatures to authorise a referendum onlocal minimum wage legislation. Opponents of the Living Wage Bill in SantaMonica say the requirement for some larger employers to pay at least $10.50 perhour is unnecessary regulation and “pay-back to unions that supported mostof the council”, according to Herb Katz, of the employers’ campaign.Unionorganisers have planned their own “decline to sign” campaign,shadowing the pro-business group as it solicits signatures. The pro-labourgroup lobbied a farmers’ market, handing out pieces of pie, saying thatlow-paid workers “deserve their slice”. The employers’ campaign,known as FAIR, has spent nearly $200,000 on the protest, and received over$50,000 of in-kind contributions. www.worldatwork.comWesternEuropeManagers must learn from past on job cutsEmployersare failing to learn the lessons of past exercises in downsizing, HR expertshave warned, as redundancy schemes spread across the economy. TheHay Group reported that many organisations have declined to offer outplacementservices in order to save costs, and warned that they will have a damagedreputation when they start to hire again. “It makes people who are stayingrather nervous of their employer – there is quite a lot of resentment andanger; you never know when those former employees are going to be clients ofyours. Also, word gets out on the street that the organisation is not a niceplace to work,” said Susan Bloch, head of executive coaching at the HayGroup.Shesaid that the common practice of asking redundant employees to clear theirdesks and leave the building within an hour causes great upset and offers noadvantages to the organisation.Inthe case of the new economy, executives have often been inexperienced and wereanticipating endless growth, so were unprepared to deal with redundancysituations, she added.Companiesshould follow the lead of Cisco, which offered redundant staff the chance towork for a charity for a year on one-third full pay, she said.Redundancieshave spread from collapsing dotcoms to telecom firms and vehicle manufacturers.Unemploymenthas generally halted its downward slide in advanced economies. In August,German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder conceded that he is unlikely to meet histarget to reduce the country’s total of unemployed people to 3.5 million bynext year. The number increased to just under 3.8 million in July.www.worldatwork.comGermanyRed tape ties refugee postsMedium-sizedcompanies in Germany cannot afford to take on skilled immigrants because of thebureaucracy involved and the high level of the minimum wage, according to areport by an industry-financed economic research unit IW.Itsaid that the “green card” application process for a skilled employeeis time-consuming, and compounds the problems caused by helping the recruit tofind housing. However, the report also states that some employers have foundthat recent simplifications in the process have helped. The minimum yearlyincome of DM100,000 (around $45,000) was too high for some companies.Almost9,000 green cards have been issued in Germany to IT experts from outside theEuropean Union. The country has put a time limit of five years on the durationof the work permits, which the report indicated was a reason for low take-up asit inhibits career planning.www.faz.comUSACEO’s $10m severance payAseverance package has topped the $10m mark. Michael Bonsignore, departing chiefexecutive of Honeywell International, received the parting gift along with”generous pension cheques”, according to World at Work, formerly theAmerican Compensation Association. Bonsignorewas ousted by the board of directors in July, and details of his severancepackage emerged in a quarterly filing with the Securities and ExchangeCommission, the principal listed companies regulator in the US.LawrenceBossidy has been brought out of retirement to head the firm on a temporarybasis, on a salary of $2m, plus a target bonus.Highremuneration, particularly for executives who have not been deemed to haveearned them, are increasingly being questioned by investor groups andregulators in the US and the UK. Disclosure requirements have been tightened up.www.worldatwork.comCanadaCivil servants walk out over ‘double standards’Publicservice employees in Canada held three one-day strikes in August, causingconsiderable disruption to social security, immigration, agriculturaladministration and other areas. Thedispute focused on accusations of double standards, following the awarding of20 per cent pay rises to members of Parliament and 8.7 per cent increases forexecutives in the federal government, but only 2 per cent for unionisedemployees.InJuly, a conciliation board recommended that junior public sector staff be givena 3 per cent rise and a CA$1,000 signing bonus. “Thatis a minimum. They [the members] will not go below that,” said Nycole Turmel,president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the trade union involved inthe dispute.Thegovernment has signalled its willingness to restart negotiations on the matter.Talks were due to be held as globalhr went to press.www.lexis-nexis.comlast_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Ski Lift Fail Edition (with bonus hotdogging)

first_imgThis clown (too harsh?) tries to get on the lift mid-mountain and pays for it.Ah, the ski lift fail. Most people have an unhealthy relationship with the lift. Getting on and off is one of the scariest, and biggest, huddles there is when learning how to ski and continues to give even the most seasoned riders trouble on occasion. Take myself for example. I’ve been shredding slopes since before I can remember, and yet I am legitimately frightened EVERY SINGLE TIME I have to disembark from a chair lift. This is not a joke. This is an actual problem. I once knew a person who couldn’t ski; not because they didn’t have the talent or desire, but because they were afraid they would throw themselves off the lift, voluntarily and without reason. That’s a little weird, but you get the point. There is even a whole movie based on the fear of chair lifts.I have a long history of terrible ski lift stories. There was the time I tried to ride a pommel lift early in my ski career and got my pole straps wrapped around the bar so that when I fell after about 10 feet of riding, I got dragged up the rest of the way by my arm. Or the time I tried to ride a steep t-bar almost to the top before catching an edge and taking out half the other riders on the way down. I’ve also broken highbacks, been clipped in the head, had my pack ripped off, dropped a glove (the WORST), and lost a ski while trying to drop snow on the skiers below (karma is also the worst/best). Yet, given all this, the chair lift is an essential part of the resort experience. Not only does it get you to the top, but it allows you to take a breather and chat with your fellow skiing stranger. There is a lot of other stuff that goes on on a chair lift, but we’ll save that for another post.If that didn’t get your goat, here’s some bonus footage of 1970s hotdogging. Epic bails, and even more epic ballet. Those were heady times. Love the guy drinking a beer as he warms up.last_img read more

Lack of game time not an issue for Tipp hurlers

first_imgSince their League semi-final defeat to Waterford the Premier County have only had a number of challenge games.However Eamon O’Shea says the intervening weeks have given them an opportunity to focus on their preparations.The Cloughjordan native says the break gave them a chance to focus on strength and conditioning while also allowing players to line out for their clubs. Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img