FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALINA, Utah-In news that broke Wednesday morning, North Sevier head football coach Devin Lindley confirmed he is leaving the Wolves to head to Class 5-A’s Region 8 with the Wasatch Wasps.Lindley, who went 15-28 (.349) in four seasons with the Wolves, expressed his appreciation for the North Sevier community in welcoming him on his Twitter account.He confirmed that he will be a teacher and offensive coordinator for head coach Steve Coburn at Wasatch High School.Throughout the past couple of seasons, Region 8 has proven itself to be among the toughest football regions in 5-A.Perhaps Lindley’s greatest accomplishment at North Sevier was leading the Wolves to a convincing 23-7 win over non-region rival South Sevier last August 16 at Monroe.At the 2-A South preview earlier that month at Beaver High School, Lindley said he was really looking forward to beating the Rams and he was able to follow through with his hopes. Tags: Devin Lindley April 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local North Sevier Football Coach Devin Lindley Leaves To Be Wasatch High School’s Offensive Coordinator Written by Brad James
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The University of Florida has embarked on an exciting initiative –the UF Preeminence Plan – to achieve recognition as one of thenation’s top-ranked public research institutions. The University ofFlorida, one of the most comprehensive public universities in thenation, is a member of the Association of American Universities andis included in the Carnegie Commission’s list of leading researchuniversities. UF’s students come from all 50 states and more than100 countries.With preeminence status as a goal, the University of Florida’s newSTEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) and the UF HealthCancer Center invite applications for a twelve-month, tenuredAssociate Professor with expertise in cancer communication andtranslation. The successful candidate will be actively engaged inboth the STCC in the College of Journalism and Communications aswell as The University of Florida Health Cancer Center. The Centeris particularly interested in candidates that can contributeexpertise in cancer communication as well as informatics, mobile orvirtual technology, health disparities, or health literacy.Candidates for the position will be evaluated based on theirability to demonstrate active research and funding related tocancer communication and translation. Academic appointment will bein the appropriate Department in the College of Journalism andCommunications at UF. Compensation includes an excellent benefitspackage.Responsibilities : The successful candidate will workclosely with the STCC director and will benefit from the College’sconsiderable strengths, including nationally recognizedscience/health communication faculty and graduate programs,state-of-the-art facilities and media properties, and establishedrelationships across campus with diverse collaborators includingthe UF Health Cancer Center, the Clinical and Translational ScienceInstitute, and the University’s communications divisions.The faculty member will conduct original research, teach graduateand/or undergraduate level courses and advise graduate students,engage in governance and other Department and College serviceactivities, and contribute to diversity and theinternationalization of the College. Additionally, the candidatewill actively participate in the new STEM TranslationalCommunication Center and the UF Health Cancer Center.The University of Florida seeks applications from a broad spectrumof individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups,and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is anequal opportunity institution. The recruitment/selection processwill be conducted in accordance with Florida’s “Government in theSunshine” and public records laws.The candidate must have a Ph.D. in communication or related fieldand a record of original research in the area of cancer andtranslational communication and must demonstrate the ability towork with interdisciplinary teams. Preference will be given tothose who have a record of extramural funding. The University isparticularly interested in recruiting diverse candidates to meetthe needs of its diverse student population.Application materials should demonstrate a record of scholarship incancer communication and/or translation and have a proven abilityto teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in healthcommunication or translational science. Preference will be given tocandidates who present evidence of excellence in teaching,potential to secure internal and external funding, supervisingstudent work toward the completion of theses and dissertations, andwillingness to collaborate on research and extramural funding withpeers within the College, the Cancer Center, and other units acrosscampus.Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to working with diversecommunity populations and supporting a climate of inclusion withrespect to race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation,disability, class, culture, and religion.This position will be open until a successful applicant pool isestablished. Review of applications will begin April 11,2019.Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1)a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names,addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three academicreferences. The Search Committee may request additional materialsat a later time.If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at(800) 955-8771 (TDD).Questions can only be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. JaniceKrieger, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL32611-8400 or [email protected] candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing
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Pie producer Peter’s has opened a 45,000sq ft multi-temperature distribution depot to help it expand its distribution operation in London and the south east by more than 20%.The new facility in Sidcup has improved office and conference areas and increased storage and picking facilities for frozen, chilled and ambient goods. A purpose-made loading bay allows eight 7.5 tonnes dual-temperature vehicles to be loaded simultaneously. Neil Court-Johnston, MD of Peter’s Food Service division, said: “Our new depot should be seen as a powerful illustration of our commitment to growth. “Our ambition is clear – to develop the Peter’s brand within foodservice, work harder to ensure that we always meet our customers’ needs and grow our business through new sales channels. Our new distribution hub in Sidcup will play a pivotal role in helping us to achieve these objectives.”The new hub replaces Peter’s Greenwich depot, which was sold to make way for the Olympics development.>>Peter’s ramps up sporting contracts
As part of the Visiting Writers Series, Melissa Range read from her collection of poems titled “Scriptorium” at Saint Mary’s on Thursday.Range said she started writing when she was a young child as a way to help her make sense of the world around her and herself. Range said she was a fiction writer when she went to college, but soon discovered that her favorite part about writing was not so much the plot as it was writing imagery.“I think it happens that way for a lot of writers,” she said. “You start in one genre and then you end up in another.”Range said she was drawn to poetry because of the experience of working with language in the poetry form.“I like the possibilities for linguistic play that are expected in poetry,” she said. “You can play around with sound and rhythm and imagery.”Although she does not limit herself to more “traditional” styles of poetry, Range said she does tend to write in structured forms of poems as a way to challenge herself and bring out new ideas.“That sparks different ideas for me,” she said. “Especially when I’m having to rhyme something or repeat something, it forces me to think about new relationships between words, and when I’m thinking about new relationships between words, I’m led to new ideas. Working in poetic form causes me to write a different poem than I set out to write, and I like that because it means I had a new idea while I was writing. Rather than just writing what I already think, I write and discover something.”Another reason Range is drawn to poetry, she said, is poetry is a compact way of writing.“Poetry is the most concentrated kind of expression of language,” Range said. “It allows you to really have to come up with the most concise way to express something. … You end up speaking through metaphor, and that creates interesting new relationship between things.”Range, whose poetry deals with themes such as religion, violence, social justice, environmentalism and history, said she does a lot of research for her poems.“I had to do research … before I could figure out what I wanted to say,” she said. “My process involves a lot of gathering before I figure out where I’m going with that. What I’m looking for is some interesting little nugget of something that’s interesting that I want to explore.”Sound is also a big factor for her poetry, Range said.“My poetry, even when I’m not rhyming, there’s to be a lot of sound play, so I think of sound before I think of image,” she said.Range said literature is important as a way to connect with other people, especially in the political climate in America.“In a world where, increasingly, it seems like people are taking one extreme side or another and no one wants to talk and listen to each other, literature provides a different kind of space where a lot of different ideas can mingle together and we’re not asked to come down on one side or another,” she said. “We’re asked to understand other people. … Literature can teach us how to do that because we’re trying to empathize with people when we read about them.”Referencing poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, Range said literature and poetry are whispers while the rest of the world is making noise.“Poetry gives us something else, and I think that’s good for our souls,” she said.Range said any Saint Mary’s woman who wants to follow a passion — writing or any other discipline — should work hard to hold onto their dreams because while the world is making progress towards taking young women more seriously, there still is a long way to go.“Don’t let anyone take your gravity away from you,” she said. “When people talk down to you, they are trying to dismiss you and not take you seriously. Don’t let anyone ever do that to you. … There’s something you have to hang onto in yourself.”Tags: Melissa Range, Visiting Writers series
Image by Cara Birrittieri / Facebook.LAKEWOOD – Lakewood-Busti Police are looking for those responsible of vandalizing Lakewood Park.Image by Cara Birrittieri / Facebook.Officials say the vandalism took place Friday night.Photos posted online by former village mayor Cara Birrittieri show playground equipment, signs and trash cans were spray painted.Image by Cara Birrittieri / Facebook.Those who may have information, or security camera footage in the area, are asked to contact Lakewood-Busti Police at (716) 763-9563. Image by Cara Birrittieri / Facebook.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carletta Clyatt Carletta Clyatt, a popular seminar speaker, is the SVP at The Omnia Group. She offers clients advice on how to manage more effectively and gain insight into employee strengths, weaknesses … Web: www.omniagroup.com Details Whether or not it has been consciously identified, every company has a corporate culture. And while there’s no physical presence, it subtly influences the entire organization and drives the actions and decisions of your team. Maybe it’s characterized by change, and is therefore dynamic. Maybe it’s aggressive and focused on growth. Possibly, it is focused on being cutting edge, or branded by providing the best customer service. Or less positively, it is characterized by upheaval, unpredictability and chaos. Employees might define your culture as happy or hostile, as fast paced or plodding, as interactive or boring, so it can have a profound impact on employee satisfaction, engagement, everyday operations and the bottom line. Culture can, and should, be a mindful choice, though in many organizations it develops in response to management or industry changes. What creates a corporate culture? A company’s culture is generally dictated by leadership. When things are good, a corporate culture is created by vision, choice and planning. Management decides where they want the company to go and how they want it to get there. In less ideal situations, a corporate culture is created in reaction to something: fear of change, a quick response to industry shifts, a need for strict control. If it works, maintain it. When an organization has a clear vision about their culture, and the culture works, it’s much easier to use that to ensure positive growth and endure the tough times. Why? Because the employees know what is expected. They feel secure, and they feel included as contributors to their company’s successes. To maintain a successful corporate culture, it is important to: Create a mission statement: Identify the touchstone, the most important value or element of your company, and create a mission statement around it. Communicate your mission to all employees. Make sure it is more than words: Don’t just say it, have policies and procedures that back it up. Reward people whose actions support your company’s vision. Hire people who can fit in: Every employee brings a little something new and different to the table, but make sure the people you hire can agree to and fit in with your culture. Be prepared to change/grow: Times and situations change, struggling to maintain a culture that no longer works can create its own chaos. Be mindful of changes, communicate with members and employees and be flexible. If it doesn’t work, change it. A corporate culture marked by paranoia, low morale, high turnover and tight management restrictions doesn’t work. Such a situation results in unproductive employees, absenteeism and high recruiting and retraining costs. If you notice signs of a sickly corporate culture, there are some steps you can take to change it: Identify the problem(s): Talk to your employees in a safe environment and listen to them. Solicit anonymous feedback. Perform extensive exit interviews. Check out the highest turnover areas. Ask people what they would do to change it, and be prepared to implement viable solutions. Define where you want your company to be: Besides being profitable, what do you want for your organization? What do you want your customers to think of when they see your name? Create a mission statement, and communicate it your employees. Implement changes that will support your mission, and be prepared for some bumps in the road. Change isn’t easy, and some people will resist, but the dangers of maintaining the status quo might be far greater than the risks of trying new things. Discover current employees who can get you there, or coach them to be what you need. Hire people who will contribute to the change you want: Once you know where you are going, recruit people who share your vision. Need help training or hiring people to fit with your corporate culture? Contact your Omnia Client Advisor to review your cultural preferences and discuss training and hiring options.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Freeport homeless shelter’s employees weren’t paid for months—and in one case, nearly two years—auditors found, prompting the Nassau County Comptroller to expand the review to all taxpayer-funded shelters.The audit of Eager to Serve, Inc.’s Sunshine Residence found hourly rates paid to employees were less than the rates mandated by the Living Wage Law—$15.50 an hour without health benefits, or $13.58 with health benefits—for 11 employees from 2012 to 2014 for a total of $4,899, according to the comptroller’s office.“The audit findings are not only very disturbing but may also underscore more extensive issues with the quality of housing provided to our neediest residents,” Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos said. “We intend to open a more extensive audit of the Homeless Shelter Industry on the quality of shelter being provided with taxpayer money.”The county paid the Sunshine Residence more than $650,000 between 2012 and 2014, Maragos said. As a result of the audit’s findings, county officials worry that other homeless shelter funding has been misused.“We intend to fully comply with all rules, laws and mandates and have our attorneys and accountants regularly ensuring compliance,” Levada Felder, executive director of the Sunshine Residence, wrote in her response to the audit’s findings.Discrepancies were found between the numbers of hours employees worked based on their pay stubs versus the hours shown on timesheets, auditors found.Since the audit was completed, Felder started a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $10,000 for the Sunshine Residence.In addition, she has posted a “Wish List” for the shelter, asking for people to serve the roles of volunteer coordinator, babysitter, carpenter, cleaners, decorators, gardeners, and painters and for donated goods which include bricks, car seats, a new computer, cribs, dishes, metro cards, office furniture and a working car.
November 06, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Healthcare, Human Services, Press Release, PSA, Public Health Encourages all to visit healthcare.gov for more information and to sign up before Dec. 15Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that open enrollment for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is taking place now through December 15.“The enrollment period is shorter this year, so whether you’re enrolling in a plan for the first time, looking to change your plan, or want to see what your options are, go to healthcare.gov to find out what plan is right for you and your family,” Governor Wolf said.Open enrollment has some changes this year, including:The open enrollment period is November 1 to December 15 (in the past, open enrollment ended January 31).Funding for open enrollment and consumer help has been reduced.Healthcare.gov will be down from midnight – noon on most Sundays for maintenance during the open enrollment period.There is a concern that the shorter enrollment period and the reduced funding for open enrollment will decrease the number of people signing up for health insurance. This year Pennsylvania recorded a record-low uninsured rate of 5.6 percent.“We want to continue with the success of record-low rates of uninsured,” Governor Wolf said. “To help ease some of the concerns, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department partnered with insurance plans, healthcare providers, consumer advocates and others to develop common messaging and coordinated plans to help people enroll.”To find out more, visit the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s open enrollment page, with myriad information, including a Consumers’ Checkbook plan comparison tool that takes you through a few simple steps to find the right medical plan, including comparisons of every medical plan available ON and OFF Exchange, compared on total estimated cost (not just premiums or deductibles) and more. Consumers can also use the tool to find out if they can get help paying for coverage.The site also includes a “How to Buy Health Insurance” guide and video, and 10 Things to Know about Open Enrollment, including that the Affordable Care Act is still law, so benefits and consumer protections are still in place and you may still have to pay a penalty if you do not purchase coverage for 2018; four out of five people qualify for financial assistances; and consumers should use caution when shopping as some companies use misleading marketing to state or imply they are ACA-compliant when they are not.“The Insurance Department put together a comprehensive package of information for consumers and I encourage all Pennsylvanians shopping for health insurance to visit the department’s site for information and any help needed as they make this important decision for themselves and their families,” Governor Wolf said. Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians of Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment