FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) 2010 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Donnelly Says New EPA Rule Will Hurt Indiana’s Economy Sen. Joe DonnellySenator Joe Donnelly today responded to the EPA announcement that they will reduce the requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014, which is the law requiring a certain volume of renewable fuel in the overall fuel supply sold in the United States. Renewable fuels include ethanol, cellulosic biofuel, biomass biodiesel, and other advanced biodiesels. “The production and use of biofuels that are grown and developed right here at home helps our economy and increases our national security by lessening our dependence on foreign oil,” said Donnelly. “I am frustrated and disappointed that the EPA has lowered the volume of renewable fuels required in our overall fuel supply. Cutting the volume of renewable fuels required in our transportation fuel will hurt Indiana workers and hurt Indiana’s economy.” The RFS was first established in 2005 and updated in 2007 to ensure a minimum level of renewable energy use in our transportation fuel supply. The 2013 requirements were 13.8 billion gallons of ethanol and 2.75 billion gallons of other advanced biofuels. Under law, the 2014 requirements are set at 14.4 billion gallons of ethanol and 3.75 billion gallons of other advanced biofuels. The new 2014 requirements announced by EPA today would lower the requirements to 13.01 billion gallons of ethanol and 2.2 billion gallons of other advanced biofuels. Donnelly Says New EPA Rule Will Hurt Indiana’s Economy Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 15, 2013 SHARE Previous articleEPA Proposes 2014 RFS LevelsNext articleAg Secretary Tom Vilsack Defends EPA’s Proposal Gary Truitt
Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ printFor the past two years Tarrant County has seen a decrease in the number of animals that tested positive for rabies, with only 20 animals testing positive in 2015 (as of October) according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).However, both city and state animal control officers and the TDSHS are continually trying to prevent the spread of rabies by offering low cost vaccinations and classes teaching residents about responsible pet ownership. They are also maintaining a policy of humanely euthanizing high risk animals that are suspected of being infected.The Threat of Rabies In the past five years in Tarrant County, 124 animals tested positive for rabies, most of them skunks, according to the TDSHS. However, only one person in Texas in the past five years developed the rabies virus.“Rabies in humans is rare typically because most people are aware if they have come in contact with an animal and they get the post-exposure shots,” said Christine Mann, a press officer for TDSHS.Randall Kennedy of Dallas Fort Worth Critter Control said he had never seen an animal with rabies while on the job.“It’s overhyped,” Kennedy said.Animal Control officer Charles Hernandez agreed. He said that people reporting animals they think have rabies, but turn out not to, is a common problem in Tarrant County.Rabies Cases in Tarrant County Create your own infographics“A lot of people think, ‘That dog has rabies!’” Hernandez said. “But the thing is, rabies and distemper have a lot of the same symptoms.” Despite the hype, Hernandez said that rabies is still a serious issue that can prove to be deadly.“With rabies, you get it and you’re done,” Hernandez said, “unless you get the vaccines right away.”According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), once symptoms of rabies begin to show in humans or animals, such as dizziness, aggression, paralysis, or hallucinations, the disease is almost always fatal.“People think they are going to be foaming at the mouth,” Hernandez said. “That’s a myth. That’s a lot of TV.” For someone who has been bit by an animal they suspect has rabies, he or she will have to undergo a series of four shots over two weeks if they have never be vaccinated before or two shots over three days if they have been previously vaccinated, according to the CDC.Fort Worth resident Sean Aldridge had to receive rabies shots after he was bit by a wild dog that had come onto his property to attack Aldridge’s puppies. Aldridge said the wild dog bit him on his right thigh and left a mark that “was kind of weird because it was like a smiley face.” He said the shots were the worst part.“I’ve had a lot of shots. It was the most painful shot I’ve ever experienced,” Aldridge said. “I told the nurse, you need to hurry up because I’m about to come off this table. It was bad.”Preventive Measures in Tarrant CountyAnimals with rabies in Tarrant CountyCreate column chartsThe city of Fort Worth requires every dog, cat and ferret to have their first rabies vaccine by four months of age, receive a booster 12 months after that shot and then be vaccinated at least once every three years after that.Residents cannot receive the proper license from the city until proof of that first rabies vaccination is provided. Failure to follow these city ordinances could result in fines, citations or mandatory attendance of a responsible pet ownership class.During one of these responsible pet ownership classes, Hernandez stressed the importance of having those licenses up to date.“Rabies and city ordinance tags have to be on the dog all the time,” Hernandez said. “If you get nothing else from this class, get this.”Fort Worth residents can get their pet vaccinated at any veterinarian in the area, but the vet must provide an official rabies tag for it to count in the eyes of the city. According to the city website, a one or three year license, microchip and rabies vaccination cost $12.The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) also offers walk in vaccine appointments at their Fort Worth Clinic, 2400 Westport Parkway, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.They also offer low cost vaccines and other medical tests on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter. Rabies vaccines from TCAP cost $5.“There are still rabies cases in north Texas yearly, so we would say the vaccine is very important,” said Jessica Smith, Director of Clinic Operations for TCAP. “Pet owners need to stay up to date with their cities ordinances, and keep their pets up to date with all vaccines.”The TCAP Facebook page also advertises other vaccine clinic locations and times along with a photo for their puppy of the day who game to get their vaccines. Residents who would like to support TCAP can link their Kroger cards through the Community Rewards program.“We want to provide a service for those who cannot pay full service veterinary clinic fees for preventative services,” Smith said. “So that everyone who wants a pet will be able to properly take care of it.”In addition to requiring vaccines for all pets, the Fort Worth Animal Control Agency has protocols in place regarding what they classify as high-risk animals. These animals, (bats, skunks, foxes, coyotes and raccoons) are the ones most likely to carry the rabies virus in Fort Worth.“You’ve got the five carries and they are inside the city,” Hernandez said.According to Hernandez, if any of these animals are found in Fort Worth and suspected to have rabies they are humanely euthanized and sent for testing. If found to be positive, the TDSHS will then work with local animal control officers to find potential animals or people that could have had contact with the animal. Any dogs suspected of rabies must be quarantined for 10 days in a Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Center to see if symptoms develop.In his 14 years as a animal control officer, Hernandez said he had seen two dogs that were infected by the rabies virus.“That’s how far and advanced we’ve come with these vaccinations,” Hernandez said.One of the cases he saw was a cocker spaniel who got in a fight with a raccoon while he was out on a family camping trip. A couple weeks later the symptoms started showing.“He just wasn’t himself,” Hernandez said. “He was acting lethargic and sickly, so they took him to the vet. The vet didn’t feel comfortable with the way the dog was acting, so the dog was quarantined.”The dog continued to get worse, Hernandez said, to the point where he was chewing on his own leg. The dog was euthanized and tests confirmed it had contracted rabies.While that dog got rabies from a raccoon, most rabies cases in Tarrant County in the past five years have been in skunks, according to the TDSHS. Bats are the second most common carrier and the City of Fort Worth’s website has a section warning against exposure to bats.According to the site, bats are particularly dangerous because bat bites are not always visible, so if possible the bat should be captured and submitted for rabies testing. The city advises residents to contact animal control if they need help catching the bat.Hernandez offers similar advice if someone sees a bat.“Get your children away from it,” Hernandez said. “Get everyone away from it and call animal control as fast as you can.”Preventive Measures in Texas Rabies cases in TexasCreate column chartsTDSHS has its own programs that it promotes in order to reduce the spread of rabies. One such program is its Oral Rabies Vaccine Program. The program started in 1995 and every winter since then the TDSHS has dropped doses of rabies vaccines from an aircraft over wildlife areas in Texas.According to a TDSHS press release: “When wild animals eat the vaccine packets, coated in tasty fishmeal crumbles, they become immune and can’t spread rabies to livestock, pets or people.”This year’s vaccine drop started Jan. 11. TDSHS plans to drop 1 million doses of vaccine along the Texas and Mexico border and 1.4 million in the skunk study area, which covers parts of 17 counties from Madison and Walker in the north, southwest to Bastrop, then southeast to Wharton and Fort Bend, according to the TDSHS press release.Another program that TDSHS runs is an annual poster contest for students in kindergarten to eighth grade. The contest gets about 1,000 entries per year, according to Mann, a press officer for TDSHS.“We hope the poster competition educates kids on which animals are high-risk animals, shows them they can admire all wildlife from a distance, educates people to make sure all pets are current on rabies vaccination and teach kids what to do if they are exposed or potentially exposed,” Mann said.The winners are chosen by the employees of TDSHS and the posters are put on display in the offices and online. The winning artists are also given a cash prize ranging from $50-300.While these programs are useful, Mann said that making sure pets are vaccinated is more important.“Pets would have the first exposure to rabies that potentially could spread to the family,” Mann said. “The most effective way to prevent the spread of rabies is to vaccinate family pets.”Take a quiz to see how much you know about rabies. Twitter Elizabeth Campbell ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. 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China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has obtained a copy of the verdict in the case of Jiang Lijun, sentenced to four years in prison for his online pro-democracy articles, showing that Yahoo! helped Chinese police to identify him. It is the third such case proving the implication of the American Internet company. News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Related documents Verdict / translated by the Dui Hua FoundationPDF – 639.43 KBPress release in chinesePDF – 95.43 KB April 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Yahoo ! implicated in third cyberdissident trial to go further Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders has obtained a copy of the verdict in the case of Jiang Lijun, sentenced to four years in prison in November 2003 for his online pro-democracy articles, showing that Yahoo! helped Chinese police to identify him.It is the third such case, following those of Shi Tao and Li Zhi, proving the implication of the American Internet company.The verdict, made available and translated into English by the human rights group, the Dui Hua Foundation, can be downloaded below.”Little by little we are piecing together the evidence for what we have long suspected, that Yahoo! is implicated in the arrest of most of the people that we have been defending,” the press freedom organisation said.“Last week we went to the headquarters of the company to urge them to end this collaboration. We called on them to remove their email servers from China, because it is the only way to avoid taking part in the current crackdown against journalists and democrats.”“We hope this Internet giant will not, as it has each time it has been challenged previously, hide behind its local partner, Alibaba, to justify its behaviour. Whatever contract it has with this partner, the email service is marketed as Yahoo!” the organisation said.According to the verdict, Yahoo! Holdings (Hong Kong) confirmed that the email account ZYMZd2002 had been used jointly by Jiang Lijun and another pro-democracy activist, Li Yibing.In a paragraph headed “physical and written evidence”, it says that a “declaration” dated 25 September 2002 had been found in the email draft folder, without specifying if this information had been provided by the California-based company.The access code could also have been provided by Li Yibing, who is suspected of having been a police informer in the case.Jiang Lijun, 40, was sentenced to four years in prison for “subversion” on 18 November 2003, accused of seeking to use “violent means” to impose democracy. Police believed him to be the leader of a small group of cyberdissidents, which included the young Internet-user Liu Di. She was imprisoned between November 2002 and November 2003.The verdict indicated that Jiang Lijun wrote that the Chinese regime was “autocratic”, that he favoured a “so-called western-style democracy” and planned to set up a political party. It also said that he planned to disrupt the 16th Communist Party Congress by phoning the police with a false bomb alert.A Reporters Without Borders’ team went to Yahoo! headquarters in California on 7 April 2006 to show them videotape in which the brother of Li Zhi and the lawyer for Shi Tao exposed the US firm’s collaboration with the Chinese police (more details).The organisation’s activists previously approached Yahoo! staff leaving its offices to show them the tapes. They then tried to meet the firm’s executives, who at first refused to see them and threatened to call the police. They finally agreed to a meeting, on 10 April, but this encounter did not produce any concrete results. ChinaAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts RSF_en News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News
Community News Mayor Asks Students to Work to Make Local Climate Plan Stronger STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 5:04 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 7 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Local students once again called on the Pasadena City Council to declare a climate emergency, but this time the City Council members responded by asking the students to get involved in the dialogue to strengthen the city’s Climate Action Plan.Under the Pasadena Climate Action Plan, the City commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels this year, and 40 percent below that level by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.Under state mandates, utilities get 33 percent in renewable energy by the end of this year. Pasadena plans to procure 60 percent of its power sources from renewable energy by 2030, along with a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as compared to 1990 levels.“I’m sure you’re tired of me, and I’m tired of being here,” said Ozzy Simpson of the Sequoyah School. “But until real action happens, I will keep showing up and asking you all to uphold your responsibility in combating the climate crisis.”Simpson told Pasadena Now that 41 people have sent letters to Mayor Terry Tornek. Tornek said he supports the goals in the Pasadena Climate Action Plan.Tornek responded to put the letter in context after Simpson’s comments.“This is exactly what I hoped would happen,” Mayor Tornek said. “Some of these folks have read the city’s Climate Action Plan, and now specific suggestions are emerging how we can make it more stronger and more aggressive.”Tornek said the city’s Climate Action Plan is not a fixed document forever, and invited the students to work with the city to help revise the plan.The students have called out the council members before and at one point asked every candidate running for office to sign a pledge to support a Green New Deal. Several candidates signed the pledge, but no council members signed on.“Declaring a Climate Emergency and working toward alleviating it requires much effort and collaboration, but it could be done step by step,” said Selina Yang, a senior at the Sequoyah School. “This is why I hope that Pasadena can commit itself to combat climate change further by declaring Climate Emergency on a local level. Over 1000 councils like Pasadena’s have already declared climate emergencies, and many neighboring cities have declared. I sincerely hope that Pasadena be one among them in the near future.”John Kennedy asked the students to share more information with him about neighboring communities that have signed climate emergency declaration.“I hope this council will seriously consider your request,” Kennedy said.Simpson will be one of the moderators at 5 p.m. next Tuesday at the first-ever youth led Climate Action Forum at the Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 1081 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena. The mayoral and city council candidates have been invited to“At your suggestion, my peers and I looked at the Pasadena Climate Action Plan,” said junior Audrey Bluestone. “While we are supportive of local efforts, we can all agree that it doesn’t do enough. We can do better, and we should.” Make a comment Subscribe Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff
Subscribe FHFA Freddie Mac SFR Single Family Rental 2017-07-21 Joey Pizzolato Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA Freddie Mac SFR Single Family Rental The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Joey Pizzolato Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 21, 2017 1,328 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Freddie Mac might be following in Fannie Mae’s footsteps, according to a recently published New York Times article, and get a hand in the single-family home-rental market, now that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has given the Enterprise the go-ahead to shop around.According to the piece, the bank wants to supply up to $1 billion for affordable housing rentals to mid-sized landlords, with the possibility of bringing in nonprofits as well. Affordability is the Enterprise’s main goal, Freddie Mac VP David D. Leopold said in a statement.Freddie’s proposed deal would be much different than Fannie Mae’s, which reached a $1 billion financing deal with Invitation Homes, one of the largest private-equity-backed landlords in the country. The firm holds 50,000 single-family rental-homes in 13 major markets, and had an initial public offering netting $1.7 billion around the time of signing.There’s still plenty of rental homes to go around, though. The New York Times reports that there are 17 million homes rented, a figure that has grown from 11 million in 2007. Freddie Mac would like to find itself somewhere in the middle. From the article:The vast majority of rentals are still managed by mom-and-pop operators who own a small number of homes. And Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have long provided financing to small investors. But financing has been hard to come by for nonprofit housing groups and midsize investor landlords who have had to rely mainly on private-equity-backed firms for financing.The goal of the move would be to add some stability to mid-sized landlords by guaranteeing loans, thereby encouraging more traditional lenders to get into this underrepresented portion of the single-family rental market. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has recently been calling for reforms to the government-sponsored Enterprises, and the move to single-family rental homes could be a step in that direction when considering the future.The FHFA will still have to approve of any financing deal Freddie Mac comes up with, though, and has only approved of Freddie and Fannie’s move to the rental market in limited quantities. The agency had previously denied Freddie Mac in 2012, when the Enterprise wanted to finance buyers of foreclosed homes, citing concerns that low cost loans would hurt the banks and encourage home flipping.Freddie Mac did not return DS News’ request for comment on the matter. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Government-Sponsored Rental-Prise? Previous: Fraud Watch Next: The Week Ahead: Yellen, Yellen, Yellen Home / Daily Dose / Government-Sponsored Rental-Prise? Share Save
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major severe weather outbreak got underway on Friday across parts of the Plains with 31 reported tornadoes in four states (Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas). The majority of these tornadoes came from western Kansas and Nebraska — creating some incredible images of large funnels in the western prairies.The severe weather threat will expand eastward through the rest of the Plains Saturday and into parts of the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday. The next concern is a major severe weather risk targeting the Southern Plains on Monday.Typically, the second half of May into early June can be quite violent for severe weather in the central U.S.There is a new tornado watch Saturday morning for parts of Texas and Oklahoma, including San Angelo, Abilene and Wichita Falls. This tornado watch will go expire at 10 a.m. Central time. Storms in this region are likely to become severe, with a couple of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail all possible.Action will continue throughout the day, expanding east and north as moisture begins to interact with a strong system moving through the Central Plains. Numerous severe storms will fire up from Texas to southern Minnesota on Saturday, with the entire region will be at risk for tornadoes, destructive winds and large hail.There is an enhanced risk across northeast Texas and into parts of Louisiana and Arkansas, including the metro areas of Dallas, Shreveport, Louisiana; and Little Rock, Arkansas. In the enhanced risk region there is a chance for strong tornadoes and destructive winds. It is important to note that destructive, straight-line winds can still be extremely dangerous and cause major damage.On Sunday, this system will move into parts of the Midwest, and storms will begin to crop up from Illinois to western New Jersey.Thunderstorms will move into the Midwest on Sunday afternoon and evening.There is a slight risk for severe weather in this region, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cleveland. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats. While the tornado risk should remain limited, brief tornadoes cannot be ruled out.All of this severe weather activity is a prelude to a dramatic ramping up on Monday when the next impulse comes off the Rocky Mountains into the Southern Plains. A major severe weather event will likely occur on Monday — and the severe weather will likely last into the middle of the week.There is a moderate risk and enhanced risk for severe weather in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas on Monday. This includes some areas that are well known for particularly violent weather in late May, including Oklahoma City and Woodward, Oklahoma and Wichita and Wichita Falls, Kansas.Unfortunately it appears all the ingredients will come together on Monday for strong tornadoes, perhaps violent and on a long track, in the region. These type of severe weather events usually unfold in the late afternoon and evening hours.Additionally, the severe weather this weekend and the next round of severe weather coming Monday and lasting into the middle of next week will have the potential to drop torrential rain through much of the central U.S.Locally, over 6 inches of rain is coming to parts of the central U.S. over the next few weeks, which could cause flash flooding. Many spots across parts of the region — including the Upper Midwest — have very saturated ground from a snowy winter, and heavy rains already this spring. Therefore, flash flooding and river flooding will become a significant concern through the coming week.Also, robust, supercell thunderstorms can drop torrential rain, obscure tornadoes and cause major life-threatening flooding. There is a potential for activity like this in parts of the Plains over the coming days.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Employee recognition tops loyalty factor pollOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today The top three drivers of workplace loyalty in the UK are employeerecognition, open and honest communication and strong teamwork, according to aManpower international survey. The study also finds that only about half of the 347 UK HR managers polledbelieve their companies’ recruitment and retention strategies are effective increating loyalty. Manpower chairman and CEO Jeffrey Joerres unveiled the survey results lastweek in a keynote session at the WFPMA 9th World Congress in Mexico. The research reveals that almost a quarter of UK HR managers believeemployee loyalty has decreased over the last three years, while 23 per cent whobelieve it increased. Over the next three years, many HR managers take a more optimistic view: 42per cent expect employee loyalty to increase. Only 20 per cent of the 737 UKemployees surveyed expect their loyalty to rise. Joerres warned delegates against adopting a “one size fits all”approach to creating employee loyalty. He said: “You must change your programmes depending on your population.One challenge the HR director has is that they develop one programme and giveit to all employees. You can create ‘saboteurs’ and disloyalty even if you havea good programme for 80 percent of your population.” In discussion on the survey, John Steele, group personnel director for BTplc, said he believes effective line management is crucial to staff loyalty. “The challenge is that line management own these (loyalty) programmes.It’s very important that the line management experience, day to day, is a goodone. It is clear this is a major factor.” By DeeDee Doke Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.