Home-working in Europe set to treble

first_imgHome-working in Europe set to trebleOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The number of staff working from home or on a mobile basis in Europe is setto treble to 27 million by 2010, according to research. The biggest rise will be among ‘multi-locational e-workers’, who are eithernomadic, or alternate between home and office. Their numbers are predicted torise from 3.7 million in 2000, to 14.3 million by 2010, claims the study by theEuropean Commission-funded Emergence project on the technology-relatedrelocation of work. The research claims that this type of teleworking benefits employers throughincreased flexibility and loyalty, while simultaneously lowering feelings ofisolation that home workers often suffer. Home-based teleworkers will also increase, from 810,000 at present, to morethan 3 million by the end of the decade. Head of the EC’s New Working Methods Unit, Peter Johnston, said:”Mobility of labour and work is essential to the eurozone’s success.”www.emergence.nulast_img read more

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Playland’s Castaway Cove Offers Unlimited Rides Benefitting Humane Society of Ocean City for $15

first_imgThrill-seekers and family fun riders alike, take note: Playland’s Castaway Cove amusements will offer three hours of unlimited rides on Saturday, September 10 to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City.They call it Fun Day, and here’s how it works: For just $15, fans of the Double Shot, Riptide and Scream Machine can purchase a wristband and enjoy unlimited rides from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10.  All proceeds benefit the good work of the Humane Society of Ocean City.“We’re grateful to Playland’s Castaway Cove’s Scott Simpson and Brian Hartley who have been very generous and supportive of our efforts,” said Bill Hollingsworth, the Executive Director of the Humane Society. “This is a really nice event.”For more information, call Hollingsworth at 609-398-9500, extension 4 or visit the Humane Society’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Humane-Society-of-Ocean-City-280392017750/“The proceeds from this event will help us with our efforts toward animals with special needs,” Hollingsworth said, explaining that special pet beds are needed for dogs that are lame or suffering from debilitating injuries and illness.“Also, we take on a number of dogs from a shelter in North Carolina scheduled to be euthanized.  This event gives them a second chance.”The Humane Society, located at the Tennessee Avenue complex, offers a myriad of services for pet owners and animal lovers. It has a no-kill shelter, adoption center for rescue pets, veterinarian services and much more.LillyFun Day helps keep everything going, Hollingsworth said.“This is the eighth year we have had a Fun Day event with Playland’s Castaway Cove,” he said. “They have been great partners to work with.”For more information on Playland’s Castaway Cove and the more than 30 rides Fun Day participants can enjoy, visit the website: https://oceancityfun.com/last_img read more

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Wild Child ‘Break On Through’ With a Rocking Tribute To The Doors At The Paramount

first_imgLoad remaining images The Paramount in Huntington, NY morphed into the Whisky A-Go-Go on September 17th, 2016, as Wild Child returned to the stage as conquering minstrels. Lead singer Dave Brock led the festivities, as he performed his own Jim Morrison rock opera for the Long Island audience. Brock earned his bona fides as the lead singer for ex-Doors Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, when he became their lead vocalist in 2010. The singer did not try to fill any leather pants as a ‘Jimitator’, but he left his mark making clear that no one else has done better vocally since July 3rd, 1971 with the legendary catalog of songs.The show opened with “Break on Through,” “Love Me Two Times,” and “20th Century Fox.” The battle plan seemed to be to grab the audience by the throat with spontaneous and true renditions of the ‘hits’ from the bands repertoire. The audience was mesmerized by the tightly knit musicians, and enchanted by Brock as the master of ceremonies. The band moved into “Hello I Love You,” “Love Street,” and a the jaunty “Alabama Song/Backdoor Man.” “Strange Days” were afoot, and Dave Brock walked the high-wire offering vocals that made fans pine. Many wondered what the results may have been had Morrison returned from his final sojourn in Paris. The crooner’s offering is as close as a fan can get to seeing Jim Morrison alive on a stage in 2016.The reason Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger would choose Dave Brock to have toured with is self-evident as you view the performance, and the songs resonate upon entering your ears. The Doors original drummer John Densmore has added to the lauds, calling Brock a superb vocalist fit to strut through the portals, and take the microphone before his former band mates. The night carried on with “When The Music’s Over,” a stripped-down “Touch Me,” “Crystal Ship,” and “Spanish Caravan.” The audience danced, sang along, and cheered the group on in increasing measure at the evening wore on.The “WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” was simply put, as good as it gets today for a fan. “Love Her Madly” followed, almost as a commentary on the previous number. The Doors never properly toured with the songs from L.A. Woman, and Wild Child filled some of that void. The audience was now in full party mode, having long been won over. Flames already burned as the band offered “Light My Fire,” and closed the regular set with “Soul Kitchen.”As encores, “Roadhouse Blues” and “L.A. Woman” had the voters’ mandate. Wild Child was more than a mere tribute show, and their output demands to be taken seriously. When they get into Huntington town again, hopefully again next year, fans should be certain to spend the night celebrating the legendary catalog of Jim Morrison and the Doors at the venue. The West Coast lit up the East Coast audience, and united us as one. Wild Child is simply not to be missed as they keep this music alive before audiences.The Paramount’s Tribute Series offers Steve Mitchell’s ~A Tribute to the King, fresh from his working nearby at the TCBY Theater with D.J Fontana, and the Sweet Inspirations. Steve Mitchell’s show will be September 22nd, and tickets will be available at the box office.– words by Bob Wilson[all photos courtesy of Wayne Herrschaft]Gallery: Wild Child at The Paramount 9/17/16last_img read more

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Henry Butler, Blind New Orleans Piano Legend, Dies At Age 68

first_imgOn Monday evening, legendary New Orleans pianist Henry Butler passed away in New York City, according to a statement from his manager, Art Edelstein.Henry Butler was an improbable talent. After going blind as a result of glaucoma while he was an infant, Butler taught himself how to play piano by ear as a young child and was arranging, composing, and performing professionally by the time he was 12 years old.Considered one of the premier exponenst of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition, Butler’s sound was influenced by the streets (he grew up in the Calliope Projects in New Orleans, has traveled the world, lived on both coasts and in the heartland); by studying with the greats (Alvin Batiste, Sir Roland Hanna, Professor Longhair, and James Booker, among others); by institutions (Louisiana School for the Blind, Southern University, Baton Rouge, and Michigan State University); and by his willingness to explore new boundaries and to take risks musically.Over the course of his career, Butler played virtually every major club and festival in the United States, as well as venues in Brazil, France, Norway, Italy, Japan, Australia, and more. For over forty years, he conducted workshops, clinics, and master classes throughout the country. He also developed a camp for blind and visually impaired teen musicians, the subject of a 2010 documentary, The Music’s Gonna Get You Through. “Henry’s unbelievable–and unbelievably independent and always has been,” Edelstein told nola.com. “He got all over the world on his own.”Considered one of the premier torch-bearers of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition, Butler was a ten-time Pinetop Perkins (formerly W. C. Handy) Best Blues Instrumentalist Award nominee. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B, his music mirrored the eclectic identity of his New Orleans birthplace. Comparing Butler to other iconic New Orleans pianists like James Booker and Professor Longhair, Edelstein explained, “They all incorporated so much of New Orleans history. … Henry really is the last of that tradition.”According to nola.com, Henry Butler’s agent, Maurice Montoya, confirmed that Butler died of end-stage cancer after fighting the illness for more than a year. Butler continued to perform right up until his death, having just played a show in New York on June 18th. “He really fought hard,” Edelstein said, “He’s really been active, but his body just gave out.”In September of 2017, Henry Butler appeared with New Orleans cohorts George Porter Jr. and Johnny Vidacovich for a special trio set at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, performing with an unteachable cool in his red silk suit despite his persisting illness.Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith G; Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017Below, you can watch Butler’s 2010 video interview with the Library of Congress, in which he discusses his life performing and teaching jazz and R&B and performs select pieces that were influenced by the culture of New Orleans.Many thanks to Henry Butler for all you’ve given to New Orleans, music, and the world at large. Rest easy.[H/T NOLA.com]last_img read more

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Harvard Medalists 2012

first_imgThe Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has named Charles W. Collier, Ellen R. and Melvin J. Gordon, Harry L. Parker, and Susan S. Wallach the recipients of the 2012 Harvard Medal.last_img

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What’s in a name?

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendell Fountain Dr. Wendell V. Fountain has been President/Principal Consultant of Fountain & Associates Business & Management Consultants since 1984. Wendell is a credit union strategist, speaker, and author. He has … Web: www.wendellfountain.com Details This is not a simple question to answer; however, William Shakespeare saw it in a different light, because according to him, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” In his world that might have been true, but when history, tradition, and egos become added entities that is not necessarily always the case.It is not unusual for boards of directors and managements to have to wrestle with the reidentification of a credit union. Sometimes, even the suggestion that the name of a credit union be changed can cause apoplexy in a board room. This is especially true when it has been known by its current name for 50 or 60 years. I know, because I have done it as a credit union volunteer board member and as a business consultant. In the first scenario, when I was serving on a board of directors, I thought that about one-third of our nine-member board was going to come unglued when I even hinted at a name change. There were three old-timers who stuck together like three unwrapped Hershey’s Kisses on a hot summer’s day and logic and reasoning were ignored. They had been on the board longer than the longest surviving members of Congress; in fact even back when Moby Dick was a minnow. They were absolutely incensed that I even suggested such a blasphemous thing! My, how a few years can change things. I recently read where one of those “old-timers” now takes credit for the name change; yet, at the time, he and the other two fought me and other board members fiercely and intensely about the issue for months. The facts are that decision, in which we finally prevailed, helped better identify who was eligible for membership, grow the business, and provide more Americans with the benefits of being a credit union member. For more flexibility, we also agreed to change our charter from federal to state.In the second scenario, I was engaged as a business consultant by a failing credit union to help save it primarily because its sponsor had gone under. At first, the manager, along with some older board members, did not like my suggestion to change the name of “their” credit union. My response was straight forward. “Without your old sponsor, the only way to survive is to expand your field of membership, while at the same time retaining your current members; otherwise, you will have to liquidate,” I stated as empathetically and professionally as I could. After they finally agreed upon my approach, I explained that one of their employees would be needed for training purposes to work with me so that after my departure, she would be able carry on the work of expanding the field of membership.   A few days later, I presented them with a newly designed logo and suggested name change approved by the NCUA which they felt exemplified who they were and where they wanted to go with the expansion efforts. So, we were off! Our initial expansion efforts were modest but successful. That was about 25 years ago, and today that credit union is still going strong.The driving force behind such decision making is the strategic plan, which includes the short and long range direction of an organization. In other words, the name should either limit the boundaries of a credit union or allow for, as nearly as possible, unlimited possibilities for growth. The name can relate your credit union to a particular sponsor, community, county, state, or other geographical area.One of the reasons Navy Federal Credit Union is the largest in the world is that they are worldwide as related to the U. S. military. Currently, they have $70 billion in assets and well over five-million six-hundred-thousand members. Though they, too, are also limited in membership eligibility, that organization has access to a huge pool of members and potential members.For nearly all other credit unions, they do not have access to such a large pool of potential members; so the challenges for many credit unions is to select and rebrand a name which is representative of and respectful to its current membership base, as related to the organization’s strategic plan. In scenario one that was very important, but in the second situation, that credit union had to do what it could to just survive. In the first scenario, the name change we finally settled on was what is referred to in the industry as a “fanciful” name, that is, a name which did not tie the credit union to any specific sponsor, community, county, state, geographical region, or even have a specific meaning. In other words, it was an addition to the English lexicon. As a result, the name and logo were trademarked. I, personally, liked that approach the best, because it gave us, as nearly as possible, access to potentially millions of members. Fortunately, there were four other directors who also liked the choice. So, off we went down the road of success! Today, that organization is flourishing in every way!last_img read more

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Forget being old

first_imgAs we Boomers age we know that life gets shorter so its important to prioritize your life s desires and to dos. I suggest you don’t follow the aging herd but break away and use the Nike Philosophy of “Just Do It! Before your ready to go for it, I encourage you to make a “Bucket List”—a list of all of the dreams, goals and activities, experiences you want to fulfill before you die.Write down and itemize all that will motivate you to pursue your real passions before it is too late. Anything and everything you have ever wanted to do or try. And don’t be afraid to Dream and make them Big and Audacious! At our stage in life we should stay away from playing the regret game.Why think about all this now? Because as we age time becomes our most precious commodity and how we spend it is crucial. Most of us live routine day to day activities that we accomplish in a rote fashion. Many boomers live by to do lists and goals that are family, personal or professionally oriented and framed within a societal context.The key is to look introspective and ask your self do many of these activities and tasks really mean anything to you if you were pass away tomorrow?So I suggest you take a moment and plan for the rest of your life by creating your personal list of what activities are and will be important to you. It is not a race against time—it’s a way to maximize your time in engaging in fulfilling activities.Your “Bucket List” is your way of benchmarking how you want to live the rest of your life to the fullest. It can be as few as 10 or as many as 50 things you want to do or partake in before your life ends.To get your soup started after you read this, get out your laptop or tablet and start writing down what comes to mind when you read the following questions:What would you do if you were to die tomorrow?What wish list would you ask for before you die?What is it that you always wanted to do?Who do you want to see and what would you say to them?If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?What have you been dreaming about doing all of your life?What difference did you make while you were alive?What would like to achieve before you die?Create your list with as many realistic wishes that make sense to you and are achievable and knock them off one at a time savoring the experience.To help get you going, the following are some items from my BL:Visit IndiaTravel to the birthplace of my family ancestorsMake a difference in someone’s lifeAchieve my ideal weightVolunteer for a new community causeAttend the Kentucky DerbySpend more meaningful time with familyTrek Machu PicchuDo more to appreciate friendsLearn a new gameParticipate in the Senior OlympicsRide horses moreTravel the historic Route 66Once you have your list keep it with you or in a visible place where you can refer to it. I would start out first with doing the simplest and easiest to undertake to give you a sense of self-accomplishment.It will be important to keep your mental/physical health and passion up for these new endeavors. Your list should give you a sense of purpose for moving forward. Keep the juices flowing for all that you want to experience. Let your Bucket List be the driver of an action plan for your end of life strategy and keep focused on accomplishing it.Remember what Morgan Freeman said in the Bucket List Movie:“Its not about worrying about dying—its all about living”!Work on Knocking Off Your Bucket List versus Kicking It! 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Vardallas John A. Vardallas CAE, CUDE is Founder/CEO of The AmericanBoomeR Group, a Madison, Wisconsin based speaking/consulting firm. He is also Senior Faculty Advisor/Project Evaluator for SCMS and … Web: www.theamericanboomer.com Detailslast_img read more

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New York State Police looking for suspect in the town of Union

first_imgState Police also say the suspect was wearing a black and white fabric face mask and was carrying a black backpack with multi-colored symbols on it. They say he was carrying a black metal baseball bat with white and red writing. Police officials say the suspect stole several items off the shelves. They also say the suspect is described as a male wearing black shoes, black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing on it. The New York State Police say the suspect broke into the Sunoco gas station on Main Street in the town of Union at approximately 2:36 a.m. on Sunday, April 5. UNION (WBNG) — New York State Police in Endwell are looking for assistance in identifying the suspect accused of breaking into a gas station on Sunday.center_img Police believe he fled the scene on foot. If you have any information, contact State Police Endwell at (607) 754-2701 with the reference case number of 9514382.last_img read more

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Haute Brum

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Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 10:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link774Shares Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger Advertisement Commentcenter_img Lacazette has scored 13 Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette admits the Arsenal team feel more confident under Unai Emery’s management in comparison to Arsene Wenger’s.The Frenchman scored in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday night to push the club up to third in the Premier League.When asked about the difference within the team this season in comparison to last season under Wenger, Lacazette told Sky Sports: ‘I think we are more confident and everybody knows what we have to do.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When you win a lot of games in a row of course there is a lot of confidence.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are now in third position in the Premier League with just seven games to go, and look on course to secure Champions League football for next season.Now, for the first time, Lacazette has spoken about the Gunners playing elite European football during the next campaign.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League,’ he added.‘The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.’Arsenal’s next game is against Everton on April 7 before a Europa League clash against Napoli on April 11.MORE: Bellerin mocks Tottenham as Arsenal leapfrog rivals with Newcastle winWill Arsenal finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

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