Prove you’re worth it and win

first_img Comments are closed. Where are the UK’s most talented HR innovators? Who sets the pace for changein people management? Which organisations are pioneering employers? The searchis on to find and reward the outstanding talent within this country’s humanresources professionIt’s that crucial time of year again when Personnel Today launches itsannual awards in recognition of the achievements of its readers. This is ourfourth year for what has become the key industry event and the Personnel TodayAwards 2002 promises to be our best yet. This year, we have more categories than ever – giving you lots of choice toenter and covering no less than 11 core areas within the HR function. There are four new sponsors supporting the 2002 Awards – Andersen, AonHealth Solutions, SHL and Snowdrop Systems. One significant new category hasalso been added – the Andersen Award for Innovation in Measuring Human Capital.This award recognises the growing importance of quantifying the value ofhuman capital and underlines the editorial commitment Personnel Today has madein the last 18 months towards strengthening reader awareness of this area. Thejudges for this category will be looking for HR teams in enterprises which havebroken new ground in measuring human capital return on investment. Details of the 11 categories are listed here. As always, entrants will beexpected to provide clear evidence to support their claims and prove positiveoutcomes for their business or organisation. Any company or organisation canenter up to two categories. Entries can be submitted by HR directors, managers,chief executives and other directors within the business. Entries from large orsmall organisations serving the public and private sectors are welcome. The ethos of the Awards will be to spotlight three shortlisted teams in eachcategory who can demonstrate innovation and achievement, teamwork, leadership,effective use of resources and evaluate HR’s contribution to the organisationas a whole. So, if your team has made a difference in the last 18 months why not win therecognition you deserve. Entry costs nothing, and simply by making the effortyou could put your operation on the map, share your good practice with othersand win your team an unforgettable night out at the spectacular Great Room,Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 31 October. All 33 shortlisted teams willbe invited to the glittering awards ceremony, attended by up to 900 key peoplefrom the world of HR and industry. Don’t miss out, let your team stand out. More details are available on thePersonnel Today Awards websitewww.personneltodayawards.com Previous winners2001Award for Excellence in HR through TechnologyUniversity for Lloyds TSBAward for Excellence in TrainingNationwide Building SocietyHR Manager of the Year AwardCathy Callus, Happy ComputersAward for Global HRGetty Images IncAward for Best HR Strategy in Linewith BusinessAsda StoresAward for e-learningConsigniaDepartment for Work and PensionsAge Positive at Work AwardHalifax PlcAward for Organisational ChangeVenturaAward for Communication StrategyMWH Programme ManagementAward for Innovation in Recruitment and RetentionNorth Wales PoliceOverall WinnerUniversity for Lloyds TSB2000Award for Excellence in Training Asda StoresAward for Best HR Strategy in Linewith BusinessLex ServiceAward for e-learning Royal Bank of ScotlandAward for Innovation inRecruitment and RetentionPfizer GlobalAward for HR Manager of the YearSteve Daniels, Ulster BankAward for Outsourcing UnisysAward for HR Excellence throughTechnologyBritish TelecomAward for Promoting Age Diversityin the Workplace The Nationwide Building SocietyAward for Organisational ChangeForte Hotel GroupAward for Managing Employee HealthBritish GasOverall WinnerAsda StoresCategory sponsorThe Human Capital practice at Andersen is the leading integrated HR servicesconsultancy in the UK (voted No 1 in Management Consultancy magazine survey,July/August 2001) providing a full range of HR services including: HR strategy,e-HR, executive reward, share  schemes,expatriate  management, employee tax,employee compensation and HR outsourcing. It is supported by the Andersen Legalnetwork for all aspects of employment law advice and support.Learn more at www.andersen.com/ukCategories for 2002AndersonAward for Innovation in Measuring Human CapitalAON Health SolutionsAward for Managing Health at WorkDepartment for work and pensionsAge Positive at Work AwardHammonds Suddards EdgeHR Manager of the Year AwardThe Industrial SocietyAward for Organisational ChangeKnowledgepoolAward for Excellence in TrainingMicrosoft Great PlainsAward for Excellence in HR Through TechnologyRebus HRAward for Best HR Strategy in line with BusinessSHLAward for Global HR StrategySnowdrop SystemsAward for Communication StrategyTMP WorldwideAward for Innovation in Recruitment and Retention Previous Article Next Article Prove you’re worth it and winOn 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 10/13/20

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 5, Houston 2 (Tampa leads 3-0)NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSAtlanta 8, LA Dodgers 7 (Atlanta leads 2-0)NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUETennessee 42, Buffalo 16Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 14, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/13/20center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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USS Gary Stops Cocaine Shipment. Saves Four People

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS Gary View post tag: Stops January 26, 2015 US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked helicopter squadron and a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment (LEDET) operating in support of Operation Martillo seized more than 1644 kilograms of cocaine and rescued four people adrift at sea in December in international waters off the coast of Central America.This marks Gary’s sixth successful interception in recent months, disrupting an approximated total of 4,100 kilograms of cocaine shipments in the region.While conducting routine flight operations, one of Gary’s SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Detachment 4 was tasked to detect a “Go Fast” vessel traveling in the area.As Gary’s SH-60B helicopter crew searched for the vessel they discovered a debris field floating in the water which Gary maneuvered to investigate.Once in the vicinity, Gary identified the debris as floating contraband. Gary slowed to deploy her rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) with a joint Coast Guard LEDET and Navy boat crew as lookouts on the ship continued to scan the water for further debris.One of those lookouts spotted four people floating in the water holding onto a makeshift raft.The four individuals in the water were recovered and brought aboard the frigate.Operation Martillo, a joint, international law enforcement and military operation involving the U.S., European and Western Hemisphere partner nations, targets illicit trafficking routes in the waters off Central America.[mappress mapid=”14957″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Shipment View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Gary Stops Cocaine Shipment. Saves Four People View post tag: Naval View post tag: Cocaine View post tag: four View post tag: people USS Gary Stops Cocaine Shipment. Saves Four People View post tag: Saves Share this article View post tag: News by topic Authoritieslast_img read more

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PAUL, MONA (nee: Morgan)

first_img87, of Millington, NJ, a long-time community leader in Bayonne at Temple Beth Am, died on November 16, 2016 at Morris Hills Center in Morristown. Mrs. Paul was married to the late Alan Paul and lived in Bayonne for more than half a century before moving to Millington. Mrs. Paul was president of Temple Beth Am for several terms and served on multiple committees at the temple. She was also a trustee on the Bayonne Community Education Board, president of Horace Mann PTA and vice president of the Hudson County PTA. She also served on the Child Placement Review Board for the Hudson County Judiciary. She was a longtime member of the Jewish Community Center, where she served as president for several terms, vice-president, treasure and chairman of many committees. She was a vice chair of the American Conference on Diversity in Bayonne and served on the board of the UJA Federation in Bayonne. Born in Manhattan, she lived in Forest Hills, Miami and Manhattan before moving to Bayonne. She moved to Millington in 2011, where she volunteered at the Long Hill Library and participated in the Long Hill Senior Center’s Healthy Bones program. She worked as a bookkeeper at various local companies including Food Trading in Kearny, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bayonne Jewish Community Center, Long Hill Library and Long Hill First Aid Squad. Mrs. Paul is survived by her son, Gordon Paul and daughter-in-law Carmen of Millington and son, Roger Paul of Manhattan. Funeral arrangements by GUTTERMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 463 Monmouth St., Jersey City.last_img read more

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Speech: Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

first_imgYour excellencies The President and Vice President of Ghana,Honorable Minister,High Commissioners,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,Good morning.Thank you. I am delighted to be here in Accra to welcome you all here to this first UK-Ghana Investment Summit (Ghana). It is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and partnership between our countries – a joint effort of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, as well as the UK’s Department for International Trade, International Development, and our Foreign and Commonwealth Office.During her recent visit to Africa, Prime Minister Theresa May set out the UK’s ambition to be the G7’s largest Foreign Direct Investor in Africa by 2022. Ghana will be a key part of that new strategy for Africa. It is a key market for the UK – our fifth largest export and seventh largest import market in Africa.This meeting is the first chance to turn those words into action – and it is fitting that this is the first major event following the Prime Minister’s visit.It brings over 50 major UK companies to Ghana to learn about the opportunities here……talk through in detail the incentives and infrastructure available to support their investment……engage face-to-face with ministers and officials on their specific sector…and to be introduced to potential local partners.It is part of our drive for a stronger, more coherent and more targeted UK approach to Ghana. Only last week, our Trade Envoy to Ghana Adam Afriyie witnessed the announcement of a joint venture between the UK’s Baird & Co. and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company for the establishment of an assaying plant in Ghana’s International Airport zone – a first for the region.And yesterday, we convened the first UK-Ghana Business Council – a six-monthly government to government forum to take forward our new strategic partnership. But these are only first steps. There are so many opportunities yet to be realised. Because the UK and Ghana have a shared agenda – and complementary strengths. Our mutual ties are built on our shared membership of the Commonwealth, our common language, legal system, shared history, and shared time zone – at least for half a year!More than 100,000 people born in Ghana live in the UK – and the Ghanaian diaspora, including those born in the UK, is likely to be about a quarter of a million. Our two countries are ideal partners to build on these links to foster our mutual prosperity: both catalyzing Ghana’s economic transformation and providing UK business with the opportunity to invest in and partner with some of the most exciting companies and entrepreneurs in Africa.And the UK Government is taking real, practical steps to achieve this – working in partnership with the Ghanaian government to stimulate investment……improving ease of doing business……breaking down barriers to trade……mobilizing Ghana’s own domestic resources……and to support your President’s vision of moving ‘beyond aid’. And we will build further on this shared agenda with the UK-Africa Investment Summit being hosted in London next year. We also have our world leading export credit guarantee agency, UK Export Finance –  for which I am the responsible Minister. It supports overseas buyers of the UK goods and services by helping them access competitive finance. It can provide an additional level of certainty and security for UK businesses, and for those companies who use it, they say it is a ‘game-changer’.UKEF’s support in Ghana is in high demand. It has capacity to offer local currency financing, so firms can ‘buy UK, pay Ghanaian’. UKEF’s impact has already been demonstrated through projects such as the Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas project, for which UKEF provided US$400 million in finance, and the recently financed Kumasi Airport Phase 2 expansion project. And this is only a part of the wider strategic agenda we have across Africa.Whether in the 0.7% of gross national income we are spending to support investment and job creation in Africa and in developing economies across the world……the ambition of our Development Finance Institution, CDC, to invest £3.5 billion in African nations over the next four years……or the UK’s key role in the International Finance Corporation, investing billions in African firms and financial institutions.And we are radically expanding the UK government’s presence in Africa, opening new missions and bringing in trade experts, investment specialists, and other policy experts. Because the UK supports Ghana’s ambition to be a hub for investment in Africa. And the UK has the companies that can invest in Ghana to help you do just this.As someone coming from a business background, I know how important it is to have the right commercial environment in place to allow the private sector to drive that growth and deliver the jobs that will be at the heart of our partnership……transforming labour markets, opening up opportunity and unleashing entrepreneurial spirit.Yes, the UK has the capacity to leverage sums of private sector investment from the world’s most international capital market. But this is about more than just money. We want Ghana to view the UK as a partner of choice for investment – and that means offering an array of addition skills to help foster the right corporate environment to maximise growth, investment and employment.From our world-class professional services, our internationally leading expertise in sectors like education, science and research, or the business networks and experiences of some of the world’s most innovative companies. The importance of that mission, to be that investment partner of choice, is testified to by the number of UK investors here today.Over the next two days, these investors will be unveiling plans for potential business deals worth over £500 million.They range from infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, water treatment plants and rail refurbishment, to support in facilitating investment to Ghana’s priority industrial sectors, to showcasing the unrivalled financial services and world-class professional services expertise of UK firms.And as you scope out the potential of these projects, I want you here to know that you do so with the full support of the UK Government. The number and seniority of the Ghanaian Government ministers attending this summit – led of course by the President himself [H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] who will address you shortly – show an impressive commitment to engage.His vision – to take ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ is ambitious and compelling – based on economic transformation, industrialization, such as the One District One Factory initiative, and closer integration with global supply chains.Your vision is one we are keen to partner on. And it’s what this Summit is all about. So let’s make the most of it……Let’s partner the financial strength, services and technical expertise of the UK companies with the potential, ambition and local networks of Ghanaian firms… And build a bright, secure and prosperous future for the people of Ghana and the UK.Thank you.last_img read more

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Everything You Need To Know About Dopapod & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Co-Headlining Tour

first_imgWe are pumped for the upcoming Dopapod and Pigeon Playing Ping Pong tour! The bands are surely excited to hit the road together, as their tour kicks off tomorrow night at 1904 in Jacksonville, Fl. Dopapod’s vocalist/guitarist Rob Compa made his excitement about playing with PPPP clear when he spoke to us about the tour, saying “we’re always crossing paths, whether it be barely missing each other along tour or at festivals. After a while it became clear that we ought to do something cool together. I’m happy that this finally came together.” Pigeons front man Greg Ormont returned the sentiment, explaining that “[Dopapod are] great friends and even better musicians, so it should be an epic few months on the road.”Live for Live Music is presenting the tour, so get ready for tons of DopaPigeons content as the bands wind their way across the country. We have a lot of fun things planned for this tour, and we want to make sure that you have all the info you’ll need to keep up with these two awesome bands while they’re on the road this fall! The first leg of the tour starts tomorrow night, as the bands prepare for an eight show Southern run. The bands will hit Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando in Florida, before arriving in Macon, GA on 10/11 for a show at the Cox Capitol Theater. We’ll check in with the two bands when they get to Macon for what should be an excellent Facebook Live Q&A. The two bands will finish their first leg by hitting Charleston, SC before the they venture back up north for Luna Light Festival in Darlington, MD.There are 33 dates in all on the Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tour, which will also hit Irving Plaza in New York City, The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA, The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, Terminal West in Atlanta, Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC, and many more venues before finishing up December 17th in Kalamazoo, MI. We’ll be there throughout the tour bringing you exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage, creative feature pieces, video/track releases, and much, much more.Check out a few videos below to get excited for this awesome double bill. Below, watch video of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong playing “F.U.” featuring Dopapod keyboardist Eli Winderman from 4/22/16 at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Dopapod playing “Welcome To The Machine” in their Pink Floyd tribute set at Resonance Festival 2016, and a full set of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at DomeFest 2015.video courtesy of Pigeons Playing Ping Pongvideo courtesy of YouTube user mk devovideo courtesy of YouTube user superchillproductionsSee below for a full list of Dopapod & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tour dates and the official tour art!October 5 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904October 6 – Gainesville, FL – High DiveOctober 7 – St. Petersburg, FL – State TheatreOctober 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture RoomOctober 9 – Orlando, FL – Venue 578October 11 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol TheatreOctober 12 – Columbia, SC – Music FarmOctober 15 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light Music FestivalOctober 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Putnam DenOctober 27 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s PlaceOctober 29 – Northampton, MA – Pearl StreetNovember 2 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott TheaterNovember 3 – Buffalo, NY – Iron WorksNovember 4 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland BallroomNovember 10 – State College, PA – The State TheatreNovember 11 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 17 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman TheatreNovember 18 – New York, NY – Irving PlazaNovember 19 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville TheatreNovember 30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelDecember 1 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal WestDecember 2 – Charleston, SC – Pour HouseDecember 3 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreDecember 6 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry RoomDecember 7 – Nashville, TN – Exit InDecember 8 – St. Louis, MO – Ready RoomDecember 9 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’sDecember 10 – Chicago, IL – Bottom LoungeDecember 11 – Champaign, IL – The AccordDecember 14 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind PigDecember 15 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s BreweryDecember 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Mirimar TheatreDecember 17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatrelast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth & More

first_imgGuess what? It’s the Friday before the Tony Awards, people! Broadway.com has been rolling out all sorts of cool stuff about the nominees, hosts and more all week long, and wow. Just wow. These guys are an amazing and wacky bunch. Now we’re taking a look back at some of the crazy things we learned before the ceremony on June 7. Get ready, get set for the Lessons of the Week!Kelli O’Hara Wants to Be GumbyThe Tony-nominated star of The King and I revealed a lot of interesting stuff this week: She can do the worm, she’s got a knuckle-cracking addiction and she wishes she could lift her legs over her head to impress her husband—wait, what?! Kelli, we love getting to know you. But we don’t need to know all about you.Alex Sharp Is In a Tony Love TriangleLast week, we found out Elisabeth Moss is crushing on a fellow Tony nominee: Alex Sharp of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. (And who can blame her?) Sharp thinks she’s stunning, but there’s only one problem—he’s hung up on Skylight nominee Carey Mulligan. Stay tuned next week for another thrilling episode of As the Tony Turns…Geneva Carr Saw a Puddy TatWhen we think of Tony nominees, we imagine them drinking pink champagne and rolling around on piles of money—but lots of actors have had to take odd jobs to pay the bills, like checking coats, or in the case of Hand to God star Geneva Carr, dressing as Tweety Bird. We’re so sorry about that time we terrorized you at the auto show, Geneva. We didn’t know it was you.Alan Cumming Doesn’t Know His LinesTony co-host Alan Cumming played the Emcee in Cabaret over 800 times, so you think he’d know the words to his signature song “Willkommen” by now. But on a trip to Marie’s Crisis with Darren Criss, the star forgot the lyrics, horrifying the theater-obsessed bar crowd. Don’t stress, Alan—on Tony night, you get a teleprompter!Beth Malone Wants to Motorboat a HostSpeaking of Tony co-hosts, Fun Home nominee Beth Malone might get a little crazy with Kristin Chenoweth if she takes home a trophy on Sunday. She confessed she’s always wanted to “motorboat” the Wicked favorite. Hey Beth, have you met Kelli O’Hara, fellow star of Tony Confessions: TMI Edition?Micah Stock Is an Urban LumberjackHow do Tony-nommed dudes dress on a day off? Like a bunch of lumberjacks and hobos. It’s Only a Play star Micah Stock dresses like he’s about to go camping, while Skylight’s Matthew Beard prefers the “Considered Homeless” look. Guys, if you win on Sunday, promise you’ll at least buy some new underwear. From somewhere other than Walmart. Alex Sharp, we’re looking at you.Christian Borle Sucked as a DiscipleChristian Borle nabbed a Tony nomination for playing the Bard in Something Rotten!, but he admits he was a rotten disciple in the 2000 Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. So rotten, in fact, that he wasn’t allowed to be an apostle or go to The Last Supper. It’s OK, Christian, we didn’t go either. Our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.Annaleigh Ashford Is EdiblePastry chef Zac Young is just as obsessed with Broadway as we are, so he created a collection of theater-themed treats for Tony day. The recipes (and puns) are out of control, and we’re particularly impressed with “Essie’s Love Dreams,” which look just like You Can’t Take It With You star Annaleigh Ashford in dessert form. Hmm, we wonder if Zac could make a dog treat version next year…Jim Parson Hates HatersNow that God has officially penned a Broadway hit, we asked An Act of God star Jim Parsons what the Almighty should take on next. Without even taking a breath, Parsons said, “Those haters on the Internet.” We agree, Jim. Especially when they don’t like our silly polls. Maybe he could also tackle violence, poverty and illness, but Internet haters are good, too.Stars Survive on Booze & Boob TapeAwards season is exciting but exhausting, and as the Tony nominees gear up for the ultimate ceremony of the year, we asked them what special supplies have been getting them through the constant cocktail parties, appearances and events. The answers? Booze, booze, flasks, booze, booze, boxers, booze, booze, whiskey and boob tape. Can’t wait to see you guys wasted and well-endowed at the Tonys! View Comments Kristin Chenowethcenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

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Trail Mix | Derek Hoke

first_imgThe first time I had the pleasure of introducing Derek Hoke to a room of listeners, I made the point of mentioning that, in my mind, Derek was a fine example of the songwriters from East Nashville that were doing music right.To my recollection, Derek was my introduction to the world of East Nashville, where so many of my songwriting heroes now live. Those songwriters represent the best of what comes out of Music City, writing songs more concerned with honesty and real emotion than the glitz and glam of the corporate music machine.I’ve been a big fan of Derek’s since I first heard Goodbye, Rock N Roll, his first record that flirts nicely with both rockabilly and vintage country. Now ready to release Southern Moon, he continues to pen fantastic tunes.I recently chatted with Derek about the new record, bringing his music to Nashville, and his regular gig as host of $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot.BRO – What do you remember about the first time you ever played one of your own songs live in Nashville?DH – I remember thinking to myself, “This song isn’t very good.” I moved here from Florence, South Carolina. I’d play sports bars, hotel restaurants, and night clubs converted from run down Pizza Huts. I did it all the time. What I never realized was that I was background music. Nobody was really paying attention to what I was doing. I’d play covers and originals and then get handed money at the end of the night. Pretty simple. No criticism if I was terrible, thought perhaps that would have been helpful. My time playing in Nashville was at The Radio Cafe. I realized several things. There were no televisions, everyone was facing the stage, and everyone was listening. There was no college football game going on, and there was no drunk guy yelling for some Skynyrd. This was all new to me, and it was terrifying. I played one more show after before ditching everything I knew and unlearning how I’d been writing and performing music up to that point. I needed to find my own voice and my own sound, because now, people are listening.BRO – You wrote a lot of this record using an electric guitar, as opposed to your traditional acoustic. How did that change your approach?DH – I wrote a lot of the new record around guitar licks I was coming up with. I’ve been taking over lead guitar duties when my band plays live, so I’d practice and practice on that electric. I’d stumble upon some happy accident and think, “Whoa, I gotta remember that lick.” A good example of that from the new album is in “Trouble In Mind,” a simple blues lick that goes against the beat. Another is in the title track, a pretty cool bluegrass lick I was doing around the house. It was fun to write some songs around pieces of a melody instead of being boxed in by just strumming chords on my acoustic guitar.BRO – How often do you get your musical socks knocked off during $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot?DH – Very often, in fact. A lot of acts come through on tour, so they really give it their all. We recently had Julie Rhodes from Boston come by, and she and her band were amazing. Nights like that are what keep $2 Tuesdays fun and alive. It’s great watching an audience fall in love with an act they’ve never heard of before.BRO – We are featuring “Still Got Time” on this month’s Trail mix. What’s the story behind the song?DH – Have you ever seen an older couple riding a Harley down the interstate? The kind of couple that still goes to concerts in the sixties or sells the house, buys a Winnebago, and travels the country? It’s basically about that. It’s about having fun and being in love after being in love for a long time. I wrote it with Elizabeth in mind to sing it with me. It has an Appalachian feel to it that really suits her voice. I wanted to treat it like a duet, and Elizabeth really nailed it.BRO – Got a good mooning story?DH – I don’t, but I have told a few people to kiss my ass.Each Tuesday, you can find Derek Hoke hosting $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot. Drop by, spend a little money, and get wowed by some singers and songwriters you have yet to discover. Derek will also be on the road in late April, with shows in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.You can get more information on Derek Hoke, the new record, or when he will be appearing somewhere near you right here.last_img read more

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Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure

first_img1.99934-0This new form is a petition for an order approving a settlement of claim asserted on behalf of a minor. It was created as part of the changes to the civil procedure rules proposed to protect the rights of minors in legal proceedings. 1.90233-0A footnote is added to the summons stating that, as noted in the proposed amendments to 1.140(a)(2), the state, agencies of the state, and officers and employees of the stated sued in an official capacity have 40 days after service of a complaint or crossclaim to answer, except when sued under F.S. 768.28, in which case they have 30 days. Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure 1.35136-1(a) is amended to specify that rule 1.351 is the exclusive means by which nondeposition discovery may be obtained from nonparties. (b) and (d) are amended to permit a party seeking nonparty discovery to have other parties’ objections resolved by the court. 1.82036-4(h) is amended to add: “If a motion for trial is filed by any party, any party having a third-party claim at issue at the time of arbitration may file a motion for trial within 10 days of service of the first motion for trial.” This is to avoid the unintended consequences for defendants with third-party claims who prevailed at arbitration but could not pursue those claims in a circuit court action because no motion for trial was filed, despite a plaintiff or plaintiffs having filed a motion for trial that covered those claims. 1.91340-0 37-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.14033-0(a) is amended to conform the rules to statutory requirements regarding service on the state, an agency of the state, or an officer or employee of the stated sued in an official capacity. Those parties have 40 days after service of a complaint or crossclaim to answer, except when sued under F.S. 768.28, in which case they have 30 days. 1.28032-2A technical correction to (a) is necessary to take into consideration the 2003 amendment to 1.370, which limited the number of requests for admission. Because rule 1.370 now limits the number of requests for admissions, it should be added to the list of exceptions to unlimited use of discovery methods. 1.91140-0 35-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.98235-1A notice is added regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities. 1.65030-3(c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(C) are amended to implement changes in rule 1.310(b)(8), protecting rights of minors in trial proceedings. 1.31040-0(b)(8) is added so minors subpoenaed for testimony have the right to be accompanied by a parent or guardian present under most circumstances. 1.21035-0(b) is amended as part of the changes to the civil procedure rules to protect the rights of minors in legal proceedings. The changes simply substitute “minor” for “infant” in 6 instances. 1.41040-0(h) is added so minors subpoenaed for testimony have the right to be accompanied by a parent or guardian present under most circumstances. 1.36034-1(a)(1)(C) is added so minors subpoenaed for testimony have the right to be accompanied by a parent or guardian present under most circumstances. 1.47036-0“Jury Instructions” is added to the title of this rule to more accurately reflect its subject matter. RULECOMMITTEE VOTEREASONS FOR CHANGE Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure 1.12030-5(a) is amended to require that initial pleadings on behalf of a minor party note the minority status of that party. This is part of the changes to the civil procedure rules proposed to protect the rights of minors in legal proceedings. 1.52630-0This rule is added to provide that expert opinion is not required to support or oppose a claim or an award of costs, attorneys’ fees, or both, unless required by prior order of the court. 1.91040-0 35-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.22135-0Rule 1.221, concerning condominium association standing, rule 1.222, concerning mobile home association standing, and F.S. 720.303(1), concerning homeowner association standing, have been combined into a single unified rule. 1.91240-0 37-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.22235-0Rule 1.221 is deleted. See note to rule 1.221. The Civil Procedure Rules Committee invites comment on the proposed three-year-cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. The full text of the proposals can be found on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org. The proposed amendments will be filed with the court by February 1, 2007. Interested persons have until August 1, to submit comments electronically to Keith H. Park, chair, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, [email protected] June 15, 2006 Notices 1.92232-4A notice is added to (a)–(d) regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities.last_img read more

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Ray of light: CUs, organizations offer aid to Harvey victims

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit union organizations continue to reach out with assistance to families, friends and colleagues affected by Hurricane Harvey.The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation has donated $50,000 to CUAid, the National Credit Union Foundation’s online disaster relief fund. Credit union supporters in every state can make donations at cuaid.coop.PenFed Credit Union, Tysons, Va., has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross Corpus Christi and Houston Chapters. American Red Cross, its employees, retirees and volunteers are among PenFed’s diverse field of membership.last_img read more

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