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  • Career-driven youngsters set their sights on the top

    first_img Comments are closed. Workers are more career-driven the younger they are, a new poll reveals. A study of more than 5,800 people shows 78 per cent of UK workers under theage of 25 think they are more ambitious than their parents were at their age. The survey, by internet job site, shows that the younger a personis, the more ambitions they are likely to have. In all, 85 per cent of under18s feel more ambitious than their parents were. More than half of those under 18 say they would prefer to reach the top oftheir career rather than achieve a balanced lifestyle. However, things are very different for those aged 26 and over. Only 24 percent see reaching the top of their career as their main goal, while threequarters prioritise achieving a good work-life balance. Dan Ferrandino, director of, said: “Are we seeing the end of‘Generation X’? It seems the lack of national energy they experienced underJohn Major has prompted an opposite reaction of drive and ambition in the under25s, and many are setting their sights on the top.” Previous Article Next Article Career-driven youngsters set their sights on the topOn 4 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • Trump GoFundMe update: $6K raised, $2.994M to go

    first_imgFull Name* Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens (Paramount Realty, Getty)A fundraiser seeking to raise $3 million to buy President Donald Trump’s childhood home has received thousands of dollars in donations, but it’s still far from that lofty goal.To be precise, the GoFundMe campaign, which launched Nov. 23, has raised just $6,528 — so it still has approximately $2.994 million to go.“What we’re selling here isn’t real estate. We’re selling something with intangible value,” said Misha Haghani, principal of Paramount Realty USA, which organized the GoFundMe.The property, located at 85-15 Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates, has brought in a range of donations from $5 to $500. If the fundraiser hits its $3 million goal, the property will be gifted to Trump, who could then decide the future of the home.Read moreNew tactic to sell Trump’s childhood home: GoFundMeReal estate players celebrate Hanukkah at Trump’s White House partyManhattan DA questions Deutsche Bank over Trump TagsCelebrity Real EstateDonald TrumpResidential Real Estate Message* Email Address*center_img Paramount considered other marketing opportunities for the property, including launching dueling campaigns for Trump supporters and opponents, but ultimately decided to stick with one fundraiser.In the past few years, the modest Queens home has been flipped several times. First, it sold for $1.4 million in 2016, when Trump was still running for president. (“I want to buy it,” Trump said at the time in an interview on “The Tonight Show.”)It was then auctioned off for $2.14 million three days before Trump’s inauguration. The buyer has since tried to sell it once more through auction, before trying this unusual tactic in an attempt to net a profit.If the home doesn’t raise enough funds, the GoFundMe donations will be given to a charity of Trump’s choosing. If Trump does not respond, Paramount Realty USA will determine where to donate the money.The donation page lists a variety of uses for the home, including as a presidential library, museum or historic site. However, Haghani said that he’d like to see it donated and ultimately occupied as a residence again.“Ultimately, where I would love to see the house go is to some charity, [which] gets it in the hands of a family that needs a home,” Haghani said. “Because that’s what it is — it’s a house in a residential neighborhood.”Contact the author Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

  • Prep Sports Roundup: 9/17

    first_imgSeptember 17, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 9/17 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 14MANTI, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks blanked Manti 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Thursday. The Hawks prevailed 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22 to obtain the straight sets victory.ROOSEVELT, Utah-The Union Cougars blanked Juab 3-0 Thursday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Cougars prevailed 25-19, 25-13 and 25-19 to win in straight sets.Region 16GUNNISON, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs routed Monticello 3-0 Thursday in Region 16 volleyball action. The Bulldogs surged past the Buckaroos 25-14, 25-11 and 25-20 to win in straight sets.Region 18KANAB, Utah-The Millard Eagles blanked Kanab 3-0 in Region 18 volleyball action Thursday. Millard stymied Kanab 25-20, 25-19 and 25-22 to earn the straight sets victory.Non-RegionENTERPRISE, Utah-The Enterprise Wolves surged past Panguitch 3-0 Thursday in non-region volleyball action. The Wolves bested the Bobcats 25-18, 25-23 and 25-8 to amass the victory in straight sets.Girls Soccer2A SouthBEAVER, Utah-Audrey Camp posted a pair of goals and the Millard Eagles pounded the Beaver Beavers 9-1 in 2A South girls soccer action Thursday. Becca Dixon, Hannah Koyle, Heidi Thurman, Kadi Dearden, Kara Camp, Katy Kelly and Paige Cummings also scored for Millard in the win. Sam Atkin scored in defeat for the Beavers.GUNNISON, Utah-The Parowan Rams hammered Gunnison Valley 8-0 Thursday in 2A South Region girls soccer action.Region 12MONROE, Utah-Beverly Lancaster, Kinley Cowdell and Molly Banks each scored two goals apiece as the Carbon Dinos blanked South Sevier 8-0 Thursday in Region 12 girls soccer action.RICHFIELD, Utah-Melissa Crane amassed four goals as the Richfield Wildcats pounded San Juan 6-1 in Region 12 girls soccer action Thursday. Kate Robinson scored two more goals in the win for Richfield.Region 14MANTI, Utah-Alivya Osborn scored twice and the Manti Templars blanked Delta 3-0 Thursday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Ally Squire added another goal for Manti in the win. Katie Larsen posted the shutout for the Templars.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks blanked American Ledership 2-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Thursday.NEPHI, Utah-The Juab Wasps put away Union with four goals in the second half for a 6-1 win in Region 14 girls soccer action Thursday.Girls SoccerRegion 12MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The South Sevier Rams swept Wasatch Academy 5-0 Thursday in Region 12 girls tennis action. South Sevier won in 1st singles with Janessa Gayler 6-0, 6-2; Gabby Carter in 2nd singles 6-0, 6-3; Hannah Gay in 3rd singles 6-0, 6-1; in 1st doubles with Morgan Blackburn & Katelyn Sorenson 6-1, 6-0; and in 2nd doubles with Presley Chappell & Neleh Troseth 6-0, 6-0.Boys GolfRegion 14The Delta Rabbits won the Region 14 boys golf tournament Thursday. Delta’s Jake Henrie was the overall individual winner with his teammate Walker Carroll placing second. Written by Brad James Tags: Rounduplast_img read more

  • Tom’s Pies launches at Ocado

    first_imgPremium pie company, Tom’s Pies, has launched five products at its first listing at a major retailer.The brand, which has recently redesigned its packaging, will now be available from the online multiple, in line with British Pie Week which kicks off today (Monday 2 March).Tom Cull, founder and director of Tom’s Pies, said: “This is an exciting step for us – working exclusively with Ocado means that fans of Tom’s Pies all over the country can get their favourites delivered as part of their regular shopping, which will be so convenient for them.  “We’re really proud of our new packaging and hope customers old and new will love the design as much as we do.”The company currently supplies a number of delis and cafes, as well as food halls in Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.When asked what makes the pie-firm different to other premium pie brands, Tom Little, sales and marketing director, said: “I think a lot of it is down to the fact we are a chef-led business- all our products are made in small batches by hand. There’s a lot of care and time which goes into all of our recipes.”Clare Banner, buying manager at Ocado, said: “Adding Tom’s Pies to our range at Ocado is really exciting. Ocado customers are very discerning when it comes to quality, so I know they’ll love getting a little taste of Devon delivered right to their kitchen table as part of their weekly shop.”  The flavours launched at Ocado are steak and ale, chicken ham hock and leak, chicken and wild mushroom, lamb and chickpea with chorizo, and mushroom and spinach with white truffle oil.To celebrate British Pie Week, the company will also be running pie tastings throughout the South West, including a tasting at Fortnum & Mason, London.  It also produces a range of cakes and tarts.Cull is also founder of catering company, Dartmoor Kitchen- which runs alongside the pie business.last_img read more

  • Dina Foods to temperature-test staff on daily basis

    first_imgFlatbread and baklawa supplier Dina Foods has increased measures to protect its staff from Covid-19, including taking everyone’s temperature on entry to the premises daily.The company, based in Park Royal, London, added that only crucial visitors from contractors were allowed, and a heightened programme of return-to-work controls had been implemented. Non-operational staff were also working from home to reduce the number of people on site.Despite the ongoing coronavirus situation, Dina Foods had seen a “very significant increase” in demand for staple bakery products, with some orders doubling. It’s two-layered Paninette flatbread was among them, it said.This had been offset by a lack of demand on the foodservice side of the business and savoury products, it added. As such, staff had been moved from savoury production, which makes items including falafel and houmous, to the bakery to help fulfil orders.“We are pushing full steam ahead and we would like to thank our staff for everything they are doing at this difficult time; many are managing different roles in new areas or covering for colleagues,” said assistant general manager and project director Wilda Haddad.The business has around 150 staff working across its sites.last_img read more

  • Phil Lesh Awarded Key To The Village Of Port Chester At Capitol Theatre Halloween Show

    first_imgLast night, Phil Lesh continued his Halloween tradition with his annual “Phil-O-Ween” show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. At the show, Port chester Trustee and Deputy Mayor Luis Marino presented the founding Grateful Dead bassist with the “Key to the Village of Port Chester.” The presentation of the “Key to the Village” is an honor that harkens back to the days of medieval “walled” villages, guarded by day and locked at night, where possession of such a key symbolized the freedom of the recipient to enter and leave at will as a trusted friend of the village.Lesh has been playing music at The Capitol Theatre for decades. The historic venue was famously one of The Grateful Dead‘s favorite places to play: As Jerry Garcia explained in November, 1970, “See, there’s only two theaters, man, they are the only two places that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that – the Fillmore and the Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.” The Dead played the ornate concert hall 17 times in 11 months between 1970 and 1971, and chose their run of shows at The Cap in February of 1971 to debut a whole batch of new material, debuting now-beloved classics including “Loser,” “Playing In The Band,” “Bertha,” “Greatest Story Ever Told, “Wharf Rat,” “Deal,” “Bird Song,” and more over the course of their 6-night run. The recordings of the run have circulated for years, and remain a treasured piece of Deadhead lore.Phil Lesh’s relationship with The Cap has only gotten stronger in the years since Jerry’s death. After being closed as a concert hall and mainly used as a venue for private events and catered parties throughout 00’s, the venue was renovated re-opened as a live music performance space in 2012 when it was purchased by Pete Shapiro. In 2013, the New York Times reported an extensive deal between Shapiro and Lesh that would see him play 45 shows with the NY-based impresario, 30 of which would take place at The Capitol Theatre–a mark which he has since surpassed. With his official “retirement” from touring, The Cap has become his de facto east coast home base, making an incredible 70 appearances with Phil & Friends since the venue’s reopening.Phil Lesh Celebrates 77th Birthday With Joan Osborne, Stanley Jordan, Jason Crosby, & More [Audio]As The Cap explained in a statement, “Phil Lesh received the Key to the Village not just for his triumphs in the music industry, but also for his promotion of unity, community, and self-expression in his music and his actions. An outspoken advocate for organ donor programs, Lesh makes it a point to promote organ donor awareness all of his performances. Phil Lesh’s performances have created everlasting memories for people of all ages, backgrounds, and genders, making him the ideal candidate to receive this prestigious honor from the place that has become his home-away-from-home.”For more information on Phil’s upcoming shows, head to his website. You can also see a calendar of performances at The Capitol Theatre here.[Cover Photo via The Capitol Theatre]last_img read more

  • Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

    first_imgNew climate envoy John Kerry is making clear that the United States isn’t just back in the fight to slow climate change, but that it plans to play a driving role again. Kerry is envoy for climate change and national security in President Joe Biden’s administration. He is working to make a long-term success out of the Paris climate accord he helped negotiate during the Obama administration. President Donald Trump rejected the U.N. climate accord and other Obama-era efforts against climate change. Kerry is talking to global leaders, U.S. mayors and others from his Boston home, making clear he plans to push for faster cuts of climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions.last_img read more

  • Hostages As Bargaining Chips: An Iranian Tradition

    first_imgBy Mary Jane Maxwell / Share America January 03, 2020 Hostage taking has been a constant and contemptible feature of the Iranian regime ever since Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979. That year, radicals took more than 60 U.S. Embassy employees hostage and held 52 Americans prisoners for 444 days.Foreigners who come to Iran today to work, study or visit family are frequent targets for the regime, who see them as opportunities to extract money or policy changes from governments.Dual nationals — citizens of both Iran and another country — continue to be targeted for “arbitrary and prolonged detention” and often are not allowed to obtain lawyers and defend themselves, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2017 Human Rights Report on Iran.In some cases, dual nationals have received 10 years or more in prison. For example, American-Iranian businessman Siamak Namazi was visiting his parents in Tehran in 2015 when he was arrested for “collaborating with enemy states” and sentenced to 10 years in prison. In 2017, the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention considered “that there is an emerging pattern involving the arbitrary deprivation of liberty of dual nationals in Iran.” Namazi is being held in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison and denied access to his lawyer or visits by family members.British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested on trumped-up spying charges in April 2016 following a family visit. A judge in Tehran ruled that she will not be released until Iran receives payment for an old debt owed by Britain, according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran.The judge “has confirmed what we have been suspecting for some time,” Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard Ratcliffe, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran in July 2018. “His statements confirm that Nazanin is being held in prison as a bargaining chip,” he said.Former FBI agent Robert Levinson has been missing for more than 12 years in Iran, becoming the longest-held U.S. hostage in American history. The Iranian government previously committed to helping the United States in locating Levinson and the U.S. government continues to press Iran to uphold this commitment so that he can rejoin his family.And Princeton University student Xiyue Wang, a naturalized American citizen from China, was arrested on spying charges in 2016 while learning Persian and conducting historical research for his doctoral dissertation. Princeton officials said they continue “to hope that the Iranian authorities will allow this genuine scholar, devoted husband, and caring father to return to his doctoral studies and his family.” The university will continue to support efforts to “seek his safe return home.”Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has arrested at least 30 dual nationals in recent years, mostly on spying charges.last_img read more

  • Who am I?

    first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sean McDonald Sean McDonald is the President of Your Full Potential, LLC and the Founder of ABSURD! Leadership.  He is a highly regarded speaker at national and international conferences for the credit … Web: Details I’m the one that lets others take the credit.I’m the one that when blame is passed around, I bear the brunt of it.I’m responsible for my ship and I accept that responsibility gladly and humbly.I’m the one that navigates the ship, straight and true.I’m the one that changes course to avoid swells and rough seas.I listen more than I speak.I learn more than I teach.I’m available when needed but also need “me” time to finish my tasks.I’m the one that tells everyone what a great job you’re doing.I’m the one that is honest with you when you need to improve.I don’t point fingers. I take action.I don’t hide. I’m right in front of you.I expect you to do what you think is right.I will correct you if you could have done it better. But I will not fire you for doing what you thought was right at the time.I will delegate certain duties to you and will expect you to accept them with appreciation. After all, I gave you these duties because I trust you.I won’t be here forever.I am always training my replacement.I have your back.To get to you, people will have to go through me first.I will not always tell you everything. Some things are “need to know.”I will tell you everything that you do need to know.I expect you to challenge me, respectfully and honestly. I welcome different opinions.I do not want you to “walk on eggshells” around me. I’m not that fragile. Neither are you.I will hold you accountable.I will implement new procedures. I will give you time to adjust.I expect you to adjust.I am your first phone call.I do not expect you to hide anything from me – ever.I will defend you if you are worth defending.I will never hold you back.I want you to succeed.Who am I?I am your LEADER.Are you ready to get ABSURD!ABSURD! Leadership – Where ABSURD! Is A Good Thing!www.absurdleadership.comlast_img read more

  • Twitter, Facebook Flag Donald Trump’s US Election Posts as ‘Potentially Misleading’

    first_imgWe are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020Facebook also flagged a Trump post that said: “We are up BIG.” The social media company said, “Final results may be different from initial vote counts as ballot counting will continue for days or weeks.”In a separate post, Trump said he would make a statement and added: “A big WIN!” Facebook said “Votes are still being counted. The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not been projected.” According to a report by Engadget, shortly after Twitter had put up the label on Trump’s post, the social media company confirmed that it had broken its rules around “making a potentially misleading claim about an election.”Twitter and Facebook recently suspended some news accounts that were posting information about voting in the hotly contested US election for violating their policies.Twitter said the accounts had been suspended for violating its policy against “coordination” by posting identical content while appearing independent or engaging in other covertly automated behaviour.- Advertisement – “We placed a warning on a Tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election,” Twitter said early Wednesday. Trump said without evidence that “They are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it.” Users are also blocked from retweeting the post, however, can still share the same with Quote Tweet. One of those suspended, SVNewsAlerts, had more than 78,000 Twitter followers, after adding more than 10,000 in the past week. Other accounts suspended by Twitter included FJNewsReporter, Crisis_Intel and Faytuks. Some of the accounts in the past suggested that readers follow the others. Facebook also suspended several accounts behind US-based pages called SV News and FJ News, citing inauthentic behaviour. The SV page had more than 20,000 followers.© Thomson Reuters 2020Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Twitter and Facebook early Wednesday flagged President Donald Trump’s comments on the US presidential election, that remained too close to call.Twitter said a Trump tweet alleging an effort to steal the election was potentially misleading.- Advertisement – I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more