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first_img Previous Article Next Article NewsOn 1 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. This months newsUnsafe laboratory London’s Imperial College has been fined £20,000 after pleading guilty to acharge brought by the HSE of failing to ensure that a laboratory was properlysealed to permit disinfection and fumigation without the release of spilt agents.Universal Safety Consultants, the college’s safety adviser, was also fined£20,000. Electrical hazard The death of an electrician working in offices of Doncaster MetropolitanBorough Council has led to a fine of £400,000 being imposed on the council, theHSE has said. Cement safety An £11,000 fine imposed on a Kent company should serve as a warning toeveryone who works with cement that proper safety precautions are essential,the HSE has said. The fine against Astell Scientific (Holdings) followed anincident in February last year that led to a man having to have his legamputated after receiving chemical burns following exposure to cement. Roadwork dangers Three companies have been fined a total of £120,000 following an accident inCambridgeshire that led to a man having his leg amputated. Ringway HighwayServices, Hewden Plant Hire and Phoenix Engineering were fined. last_img read more

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Manhattan’s luxury market streak continues for 8th week

first_img Luxury Real EstateManhattan Condo MarketResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Donna Olshan, author of the report, said the streak is largely being driven by the “New York metro area buyer” and said she would expect the volume of contracts to taper off as the summer approaches. She noted that could change if international travel restarts.“We’re only operating with one arm,” she said. “But the streak could be sustained if the market opened up to the global audience.”The average discount from initial ask to final for the 41 contracts dropped to 8 percent, down from 11 percent the week before. The median price was $5.94 million and the homes spent an average of 598 days on the market. Of the deals, there were 32 condos, 12 co-ops and three townhouses.The most expensive contract was for a four-bedroom co-op at 998 Fifth Avenue. The sprawling apartment with a 38-foot living room and 33-foot master bedroom faces Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was listed for $29.5 million in November 2018 and was last asking $24 million.The second priciest deal was for a three-bedroom condo at Extell Development’s One57 tower. Unit 66B was initially seeking $28.5 million when the developer launched sales in 2013. It went into contract asking $20.9 million. The 4,193-square-foot unit has views of Central Park.Contact Erin Hudson Full Name* Email Address* Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* From left: 998 Fifth Avenue, One57 and Extell’s Gary Barnett (Photos via Beyond My Ken and Godsfriendchuck/Wikimedia)An Upper East Side co-op and a sponsor unit at Extell Development’s One57 were among the priciest contracts signed last week, as Manhattan’s luxury market closed two straight months of elevated activity.Last week there were 47 contracts signed, up from 41 the week prior, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly report on contracts for Manhattan properties asking $4 million or more.It was the eighth consecutive week in which more than 30 contracts were signed. It’s the longest such streak since Olshan began tracking Manhattan’s luxury market in 2006.Read moreManhattan’s luxury market continues 7-week contract streakFormer Goldman exec behind Epstein townhouse buy: reportVince Viola’s UES mansion was Manhattan’s priciest deal last weeklast_img read more

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: National Organization Remembers Veterans In Evansville

first_img DECEMBER 17TH, 2017  WARREN KORFF EVANSVILLE Remember, honor, teach. That is the mission carried out by Wreaths Across America. On National Remembrance Day the organization placed wreaths on the graves of veterans in Evansville. This year marked the 6th anniversary of the event. It was held at Oak Hill Cemetery.The tradition itself dates back to 1992 when a businessman from Maine laid wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America was founded several years later, and it has since become a tradition in many parts of the country.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Finsbury Foods announces new CEO

first_imgMartin Lightbody has stepped down as chief executive of Finsbury Foods, with immediate effect, as the Group announces an improved second-half performance in its full-year results. Lightbody will be replaced by chief operating officer John Duffy and will assume the position of non-executive chairman following the firm’s Annual General Meeting on 25 November.Lightbody told British Baker it had always been the plan to hold the position of chief executive for a 12-month period, following the departure of former CEO Dave Brooks last year, but said that he would still be “heavily involved with the business” in his new role.Finsbury’s results for the 53 weeks to 4 July 2009 revealed revenue growth of 8%, with like-for-like sales up 2%. However, it said profits had suffered with the high cost of raw materials such as eggs, chocolate and sugar.Group revenue stood at £178.9m (52 week period to 28 June 2008: £165.1m), an increase of £13.8m (8.4%) year-on-year. Adjusted profit before tax was £5.0m (2008: £7.7m).However the firm announced a 78% “improvement” in adjusted profit before tax in the second half of the year, compared to the first.Its bread and ‘free from’ division saw like-for-like growth up 14%, and larger cake sales continued to grow in line with the overall ambient cake market, up 2% on last year.Finsbury has seen sales of its Thorntons branded cakes rocket by over 70% during the year, making it the fastest-growing brand in the cake market, according to the firm. Sales of its WeightWatchers branded cakes also rose, up 25%.Duffy has assisted Lightbody since September 2008, and has held previous positions at WT Foods, Noon Products, Golden Wonder and Mars.To read the full story see the next issue of British Baker, out 9 October.last_img read more

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Dead & Company Brings The Grateful Dead Classics To Chula Vista [Recap/Video]

first_imgDead & Company gave fans a tremendous performance at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre last night, playing the second night of a two night run through Southern California. After welcoming String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann for a great show at Irvine Meadows one night earlier, the band continued their fury with a jamming performance in Chula Vista, CA, with NBA legend and beloved Deadhead Bill Walton in attendance.The show saw the band open with creole favorite “Iko Iko,” before steering into the fun “New Minglewood Blues.’ American Beauty classic “Candyman” came next, before the group brought out their famed Johnny Cash cover “Big River.” “Friend Of The Devil” came next, before the band played the Ratdog song “Even So” for the second time ever this summer. The first time came earlier this year, as a tribute to the late Rob Wasserman. The jams continued with “Sugaree,” and the band closed out the set with “The Music Never Stopped.”Set two kicked off with a big time jam session, which wound its way into “Truckin’.” Another American Beauty classic! The band was loose and firing on all cylinders, with John Mayer really showing off his chops during the song. “Althea” came next, before a big “Estimated Prophet” saw Bob Weir really let loose on vocals. The group veered into “Playin’ In The Band,” another Weir classic, before letting the new Rhythm Devils, aka Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Oteil Burbridge, have some fun with “Drums.” The full band returned, including Jeff Chimenti, for “Space,” which then segued into a fun “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad” that saw Weir, Mayer, and Burbridge trading vocals.The band continued their set with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” and closed out set two with a powerful “Throwing Stones.” It was the Jerry Garcia classic “Black Muddy River” that concluded the show, sweeping up fans in its emotional shuffling groove. What a show!Dead & Company wraps their tour this weekend with two performances in Northern California on Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th. Check out some video, the setlist, and some great images from Steve Rose Photos, listed below.Sugaree (via 1bionicleking)Estimated Prophet (via LoadOffAnnie) Load remaining images Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlistslast_img read more

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Contractor taken to hospital after construction accident

first_imgA contractor working on the Campus Crossroads construction project suffered non life-threatening injuries after a construction accident around 10 a.m. Wednesday, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said in an email.The contractor, a 31-year-old male, was hit in the head by a hose pouring concrete and taken to Memorial Hospital. Brown said the University had no further information to release at the time of the email. The Campus Crossroads project began construction in November 2014, and this is the first related accident reported to the public. Tags: Campus Crossroads, Constructionlast_img read more

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Payments: The choice is theirs

first_imgThose old predictions of a cashless society seem to draw nothing more than a shrug these days. While once a trendy piece of prognostication, these days it’s hard to find anyone who actually expects cash to disappear. And so it is with the increasing array of payment options. More choices, even as traditional payment instruments remain stubbornly resilient.By the numbers, according to the Fed: Payments by check have declined to a record low –about 20 billion. Use of payment cards continues to grow at a steady rate. Annual debit card transactions are approaching 50 billion, while credit card transactions continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate – now about 25 billion per year. There are about 20 billion ACH transactions annually, and the fastest growing payment instrument is prepaid cards, now exceeding 10 billion transactions annually.The Federal Reserve also reports that one in six checks were deposited in the form of an electronic image. The increasing availability of mobile remote check deposit has created even more electronic check activity, driving a significant portion of ACH growth.20 billion, 25 billion, 50 billion, 10 billion. Doesn’t look like any of these payment methods are going away anytime soon – despite persistent predictions that mobile payments will take over the world. How many industry newsletters and conference speakers have fervently pointed out that “kids today” do everything on their phones? That the millennial generation will soon make mobile payments the norm and replace the cards you hold in your wallet. Heck, they’ll even replace your wallet! These mobile payment predictions fly in the face of the persistence of traditional and established payment methods. Oh, and by the way, the highest percentage of cash users are 18-24 year olds.According to the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice (DCPC), cash is still dominant for many types of transactions, and remains widely used for retail purchases. And cash is the payment method of choice for a growing population of self-served consumers who are not affiliated with traditional financial services providers. It’s actually older consumers who prefer payment cards and checks over cash.The fact is, consumers, your members, in the aggregate will continue to use all of these payment methods for a long time to come. As the data demonstrates, product life cycles in the payments world are long and persistent. In order to meet the service demands of our credit union members, we have to offer the full range of payment products, along with the facilities and services that support them. This includes those more recent market entrants – mobile payments, P2P, eCommerce, remote check deposit, on-line banking, contactless systems.Consumers will choose their payment method based on the circumstance, convenience, access and utility.Here’s what I’m predicting in the next few years. I’ll be paying a lot of my bills on my PC using my credit union’s online banking system. Every now and then I’ll need to pay something quickly, and use my tablet from my regular seat at Starbucks – where I purchased my grande, vanilla latte with my smartphone. Fully caffeinated, I’ll pick up that blouse I’ve had my eye on using my chip equipped credit card, and on the way home I’ll stop at the grocery and pay with my debit card. Except that I like that balsamic chicken dish they make at Whole Foods, so I’ll pick some up for dinner using ApplePay. Someone else will do the same things, just a little differently. And the whole time I’ll have some cash in my purse. You? 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kim Cromer Ms. Cromer is responsible for strategic alliances with both current and new prospective clients. She is involved in building, generating, and maintaining relationships with these clients. Ms. Cromer has over … Web: www.cu24.com Detailslast_img read more

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Reclaim abandoned Amsterdam homes

first_imgThe blight is in every neighborhood. Thieves have gained entry and extracted copper tubing. But there exists more to be reclaimed. The blight could be turned around to an advantage.  Even though barns serve as the most common source of reclaimed wood, the possibility of reusing house beams is real. In Amsterdam’s heyday, 1880 to 1940, when 29 millionaires resided in the city, many homes were constructed with rich embellishments and long-lasting hardwood. This fact should be acted upon by the city.To execute the plan, a knowledge of earlier construction patterns should be learned. Some local educational facility could offer the course. How to go about taking out the molding, newel posts and lighting fixtures would be part of it. Bricks are other sought-after items can be added to the list of potential profit. Next, storage of these reclaimed items could easily be found in one of the many empty factory buildings. Some of the advantages would be to lessen the cost to the taxpayers and the environmental harm that dumping the demolished structures causes. The recycled parts would provide sturdy and unique alternatives to the imported plastic products found on today’s shelves. The list would go on as to what is salvageable. Let’s capitalize on what is real and a detriment and turn it into a reclamation campaign.Jacqueline MurphyFort JohnsonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion What is the most abundant resource in our area?Broom corn is no longer tilled on the River Islands. The hardwood forests have been cut down for a variety of products, one of which was lumber for buildings. However, limestone that was cut from the earth hundreds of years ago is still being quarried for road construction material. But when honestly discussing what we have in surplus, Amsterdam’s abandoned homes are at the top of the list.last_img read more

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Survey reveals SMEs’ spirallin

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid and West Ham ace Declan Rice

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to enjoy a busy summer transfer window (Picture: Getty)Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and West Ham star Declan Rice during the summer transfer window.The Red Devils endured a dismal season, finishing sixth in the Premier League, 32 points adrift of champions and rivals Manchester City.Solskjaer is expected to bolster his squad with a number of signings this summer and Arsenal hero Alan Smith believes United should attempt to sign Bale and Rice.Wales international Bale is expected to leave Real Madrid this summer, while Rice is also being linked with a departure after his fine season at the London Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘Gareth Bale would be an attractive signing,’ Smith told Sky Sports. ‘If he did join then you’d think Anthony Martial would have to leave, and might Lukaku leave too?‘Bale would cost a lot of money and would excite the fans. He can’t get in the Real Madrid team but he would certainly improve United’s attack.‘United have been linked with Declan Rice and they should be in the market for a defensive midfielder. Nemanja Matic has seen his best days.‘Manchester United will have to be quite shrewd this summer.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 May 2019 10:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link334Shares Comment Gareth Bale is expected to leave Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Smith also believes Manchester United need to bolster Solskjaer’s defensive options, questioning whether Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are good enough for the Red Devils.‘The defence needs work,’ he added. ‘They conceded far too many goals this season.‘As a manager you want to know what your best defence is and I don’t think anybody has really played well enough to nail down a place, although Victor Lindelof has showed some good form.‘You have people like Chris Smalling and Phil Jones who have been there forever; are they the kind of players who will win you the league?center_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid and West Ham ace Declan Rice Advertisement Man Utd have also been linked with West Ham’s Declan Rice (Picture: Getty)‘There is a big rebuilding job to do defensively. All the best defenders will be highly sought after and United won’t be head of the queue because they aren’t in the Champions League.’As well as signing a number of players this summer, Manchester United are expected to offload several stars, with Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez linked with departures.And Smith said: ‘Can they get some players off the book? Can they sell Pogba for big money to give themselves more cash in the transfer market?‘Can they sell Sanchez? That could be difficult due to his wages, which is a problem.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘And finally, is Solskjaer the right person to attract big players? I think the manager does play a big part in the recruitment.‘United are still a very attractive club to join and they pay huge salaries, but they are not in the Champions League so that does make it more difficult.’Manchester United enjoyed a fine run in the immediate aftermath of Solskjaer’s arrival at Old Trafford but results and performances quickly fell away.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Red Devils failed to win any of their last Premier League fixtures as they dropped to sixth, five points below fourth-placed Tottenham.MORE: Jurgen Klopp told his two priority signings this summerlast_img read more

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