Line managers make or break changesOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Line managers can make or break attempts to improve public services,according to the director of people and development for the Audit Commission. Trish Longdon said the Government’s election pledge to transform publicservices had placed the public sector under increasing pressure to change. She told delegates that HR must inform line managers of what theirorganisation wants to improve and why change is necessary. She said, “We have to communicate. What matters to people is what theirmanager tells them. We have to engage managers and they have to engage theirstaff. Our line managers can make or break change.” Longdon explained that managers need to be trained and developed if radicalimprovements to the way services are delivered are to be achieved. “If you do not invest in change not just money but people’s time, itwill not happen,” she said. She stressed that transformation of public services needs to be supported bystrong leadership and a commitment throughout the organisation to see theprocess through. “There is an abundance of evidence which shows that if you set targetsand then ignore them so will everybody else,” she said. Longdon told delegates to focus on what areas they want to improve and nottry to improve all service areas at once. “People who understand people development and understand their staffshould be involved at a strategic level when polices are being developed,”she said. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article
A decade ago, Rabbi Dov Wagner and his wife Runya beganholding weekly dinners in a small, one-bedroom apartment on Vermont Avenue with only five members.Today, their group — Chabad — includes more than 100 members and is run from the 6,000 sq. ft. Chabad House just off the Row.Mazel Tov · Rabbi Dov Wagner founded Chabad with his wife, Runya Wagner, 10 years ago. Chabad is a traditional, family-run Jewish group. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanThe Wagners founded the group with the goal of offering USC’s Jewish community an opportunity to practice their faith in a more traditional manner, naming it Chabad — a Hebrew acronym that translates to wisdom, understanding and knowledge.“Our goal was to try to bring the joy of Judaism to Jews on campus, in every level of Jew that they may be,” said Runya Wagner, a religious director at the Office of Religious Life.Since its inception in 1999, the group has grown to become one of the major Jewish institutions on campus. Despite the expansion, the Wagners say their aim was always to run Chabad as a close-knit group with a focus on the religion’s core ideals.“We run things a little differently … We do things more traditionally and it’s a family-run group,” Runya Wagner said. “We make sure individuals are still able to benefit from experience through personal attention and opportunities.”When the group began, it offered just one class teaching members about aspects of Judaism. In the initial years after the founding, growth was slow, as some students were hesitant to join in Chabad’s events because of its reputation for being conservative.“We faced students with preconceived notions of who we may be, a traditional Jewish couple,” Dov Wagner said. “But people are realizing now that we offer opportunities for every level of Jew.”Today, Chabad offers students 11 different weekly classes on various Jewish topics, and also regularly hosts guest speakers, Friday night Shabbat dinners and community service opportunities. They also continue to celebrate holidays in the traditional fashion.“Students … want to know there is a strong Jewish presence on campus and want to be a part of it,” Runya Wagner said.The relative increase of Jewish students on campus — Dov Wagner said the proportion had increased from about 7 percent of USC’s student body to about 11 percent in the last 10 years — also contributed to the expansion of the club.“We have seen an influx of Jews coming to USC, and those that do are more involved,” he said. “We have been reaching more and more students on campus.”A number of those who have attended the weekly Shabbats and participate in the activities said they appreciate the family-run aspect of the group.“They are a vital part of the Jewish community. It’s a home away from home,” said Noa Oldak, a sophomore majoring in anthropology. “They never impose any aspect of Judaism onto you.”Ben Mitnick, an alumnus who was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, a fraternity of Jewish men, said Chabad’s flexibility gave him a convenient way of practicing his religion while also being involved in other activities.“The group is very welcoming to fraternities, it allowed the members to express their level of Judaism as well as maintaining their practice but also maintaining the social and philanthropic aspect[s] of Greek life,” Mitnick said.This Friday, the group will hold the annual Shabbat 500 — a special version of a weekly dinner event meant to bring people together to celebrate Judaism.“We’re trying to get as many Jews and non-Jewish students to learn about Jewish heritage,” Runya Wagner said. “We try to get the different Jewish organizations on campus together for one weekend and many students who don’t usually participate, do come around to Shabbat 500.”The “500” in the title reflects the number of attendees Chabad hopes to attract. The group is hoping to have attendees from the other Jewish groups on campus, including fraternities and sororities.“It’s the biggest Shabbat for the students on campus. It’s a great way to have a big dinner with other Jews,” said Eric Kawalsky, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and member of Sigma Alpha Mu.In December, Chabad will officially commemorate its 10th anniversary by holding a banquet at the Galen Center.“Supporters and alumni will get a sense of where the organization is and motivate them to be engaged and involved to continue to grow,” Dov Wagner said.The group hopes to build on its success by adding activities and expanding its network to include alumni as well.“We have so many Jews on campus that we hope to get involved and we also want to keep in touch with alumni and create activities for them which will then create networking and opportunities for students,” Runya Wagner said.Dov Wagner echoes this goal for overall growth.“We want to keep up with all the events,” said Dov Wagner. “We want to keep that home feeling but to grow and be able to keep excitement.”
Poland’s Jan Bednarek, centre, scores the opening goal during the group H match between Japan and Poland at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Amid a crescendo of boos and whistles as neither side tried to score, Japan advanced to the knockout round at the World Cup because of a newly implemented tiebreaker — fewer yellow cards.The Japanese, barely playing for the final 15 minutes of the match, lost to Poland 1-0 Thursday. But they still reached the round of 16 because Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 in the other Group H match.ADVERTISEMENT Both Japan and Senegal finished the group phase with four points, had the same goal difference and the same amount of goals scored. Starting at this year’s tournament, disciplinary records — known as fair play — were added by FIFA as a tiebreaker. Japan had four yellow cards in its three group matches while Senegal had six.It’s the first time since 1982 that no African team has advanced from the first round at the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPoland, which had already been eliminated, got its goal from defender Jan Bednarek in the 59th minute. He beat his marker at the far post and volleyed in a swerving free kick from Rafal Kurzawa.When Bednarek scored, Japan was facing elimination. However, Colombia’s goal in the 74th minute of the other group match in Samara meant Japan was in second place and would advance. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town World Cup: Colombia advances, Senegal eliminated by tiebreaker Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding GROUP DYNAMICSJapan will next face the winner of Group G, either Belgium or England, on Monday in Rostov-on-Don. Colombia, which won the group with six points, will play the second place team in that group on Tuesday in Moscow.Senegal, however, has become the first victim of the new tiebreaker.“I don’t know if the regulation is cruel or not, but I can’t ask my players to go on the pitch in order to avoid yellow cards,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said. “You have to be in contact with other players when you play football. This is how you play football. It worked against us.”KNOCKOUT ROUNDJapan has reached the knockout round at the World Cup three times in the last five tournaments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ As the game continued, it barely got above walking pace, prompting many inside the Volgograd Arena to show their displeasure by whistling and booing.During injury time, Japan’s players softly passed the ball among themselves, while their Polish opponents barely made an effort, content to finish the tournament with a victory following two losses.Japan coach Akira Nishino made six changes to the starting lineup ahead of the match — all four of Japan’s scorers in the previous two games were left on the bench. But the Japanese still had more of the chances in the first half.Poland had an early chance to take the lead in the 32nd minute when Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima stopped a header from Kamil Grosicki. Scampering across his goal before diving, Kawashima clawed the ball to safety just before it had crossed the line.Robert Lewandowski then had a chance to put Poland ahead 2-0 — a result that would have allowed Senegal to advance — in the 74th minute after a swift counterattack but his effort flew over the bar.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments
Eureka >> Just a few weeks ago, the 2017 softball season had been a forgettable one for the Eureka Loggers.Mired in a 10-game losing streak and dealing with a mid-season coaching change, Eureka appeared to be on the outside looking in for a county tournament birth. But new head coach Katelyn Glaeser infused a new outlook into the Loggers’ program, and my how Eureka has turned around its season since then.Eureka’s offense exploded for eight runs and starting pitcher Alyssa Jimenez allowed …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Luis Moraes joined the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University on December 15, 2016. He grew up in Brazil where his family owns and manages a beef cattle operation.Moraes has been always involved with agriculture through his family business and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomic Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo at the ESALQ campus. Following his graduation, heLuis Moraesmoved to California where he received two Master of Science degrees, one in Animal Biology and one in Statistics, and a PhD in Animal Biology, all from the University of California-Davis. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis in the Department of Animal Science until he joined the faculty at Ohio State as an Assistant Professor.His research focuses on the application of statistics, mathematics, and economics to the animal sciences. He is particularly interested in the use of economic optimization models for dairy management. While at UC Davis, he developed linear and goal programming models that simultaneously minimized diet costs and methane emissions.He has also worked on the application of statistical methods for describing nutrient utilization in cattle. For instance, multivariate mixed models, nonparametric growth curves, and Bayesian methods are examples of techniques that he has used to better understand energy and protein metabolism in growing and lactating cattle. At OSU, his research plans are to develop mathematical models that incorporate nutrient management information into diet optimization. Further, he will continue to develop and apply statistical modeling techniques for the extraction of meaningful information from animal science data and for the improved understanding of biological processes.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Leisa Boley-Hellwarth, a dairy farmer and an attorney from CelinaTexans love to proclaim that everything is bigger in Texas. And some things truly are —their hair and their pickup trucks, the Texas Capitol (which is several inches taller than our nation’s), the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush that bloom in the spring, their farms and ranches that are often measured in sections not acres, and the post office LBJ had built in his hometown, Johnson City. A recent case decided by the Texas Supreme Court on March 23, 2018, Annette Knopf and Stanley Gray v William Robert Gray, Karen Ann Gray, and Polasek Farms, LLC, No 17-0262, indicates that family disputes may be bigger in the Lone Star State as well.The trouble all started when Vada Wallace Allen wrote her own will. Chances are that Vada paid a mechanic to work on her vehicle, sought a dentist when she needed a filling, and would not have even considered replacing her own knee. But it bothers some people to hire a lawyer when all they do is write words on paper. So Vada took matters into her own hands and drafted a will that disposed of all of her assets, the biggest being a 316-acre ranch in Robertson County (East Central Texas).Here’s what she wrote:NOW BOBBY I leave the rest to you, everything, certificates of deposit, land, cattle and machinery, Understand the land is not to be sold but passed on down to your children, ANNETTE KNOPF, ALLISON KILWAY, AND STANLEY GRAY. TAKE CARE OF IT AND TRY TO BE HAPPY.Vada died on June 8, 1993, and her will was admitted to probate on November 11, 1993.What did her son do? At some point, Bobby and his wife sold the land to Polasek Farm, LLC. They conveyed the land in fee simple via multiple warranty deeds.What did the grandchildren do? I assume they got bowed up (Texan for very angry) and threw a hissy fit (Texan for outburst or tantrum). Then, the two who were living (Annette and Stanley) promptly sought legal counsel and filed suit, seeking a declaratory judgment that Vada devised only a life estate to Bobby, thus precluding him from delivering a greater interest to Polasek Farms.Fee simple is a permanent and absolute tenure of an estate in land with freedom to dispose of it at will. A life estate is ownership in real property that ends at death when ownership of the property reverts to the original owner or passes to another party.What did the language Vada used in her will create? Did her son receive a fee simple or a life estate? The trial court, the 82nd District Court of Robertson County, found for Bobby, as did a divided Court of Appeals of Texas, Tenth District. Both courts indicated the troubling language was merely a disabling restraint, which was void.The Texas Supreme Court, however, held that Vada’s language clearly created a life estate, when interpreted as a layperson would, absent evidence that the testator received legal assistance in drafting the will or was otherwise familiar with technical meanings. Furthermore, the Court held that her will as a whole indicates an intent to keep her property in her family and to bequeath certain property to multiple generations. This Court clearly followed the cardinal rule of will construction which is to ascertain the testator’s intent and to enforce that intent to the extent allowed by law.So, 25 years after her death, and three court fights later, it was finally clear that Vada’s will created a life estate in her son that would pass to her grandchildren upon his death. My best guess is that legal fees for drafting and executing a simple will in Robertson County in the early 1990s would have only been several hundred dollars, at most and likely less than that. I can only imagine the legal bills incurred by both sides as they fought up the Texas court system, easily many, many thousands of dollars. And how to measure the wasted time spent fighting and agonizing and plotting and scheming? Worse yet, this was a legal brawl between immediate family. Holiday gatherings, if they even happen, will never be the same. Bless their hearts.Perhaps some good will come of this. As they say in Texas, good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Kevin Pietersen scored a double ton helping England to a commanding 474/8 despite Praveen Kumar’s fiver on the second day of the first Test against India at Lord’s on Friday. Watch KP’s 200 and MSD bowl | Score At stumps, India were 17/0 in 6 overs with openers Gautam Gambhir and Abhinav Mukund at the crease.Though KP’s ton and Praveen Kumar’s five-wicket haul were the highlight of the day, it was India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who managed to grab the maximum eyeballs.And it wasn’t his keeping, but his bowling that hit the limelight – yes, the India skipper, and one of the most successful wicketkeepers that India has produced, bowled on the day.Soon after the lunch when a few overs were left for the new ball to be taken, Dhoni pulled off his gloves and took to bowling to fill the void left by Zaheer Khan, who pulled his hamstring on Thursday.The change also saw Rahul Dravid keeping wickets. And Dhoni could have sent Pietersen back into the pavilion if the DRS hadn’t ruled otherwise. On-field umpire Billy Bowden had given him out when the ball seemed to have nicked off his bat on to the keeper Rahul Dravid. But the reviews ruled against it and Pietersen went on to complete his ton.England started with the overnight score of 127/2 with Pietersen and Jonathan Trott in the middle.The clear and sunny sky aided the batsmen as the ball seemed to come on to the bat unlike Day 1 when the ball was swinging a lot more with the nip in the air following the morning showers.advertisementJonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen were going strongly against India and the duo had put on 98 runs for the third wicket when Praveen Kumar struck.And it was the swing, albeit only a little, that did the trick. The ball kept low moved in and struck against Trott’s pads. He fell for 70 and India got the crucial third wicket on 160.Post Trott’s dismissal, Pietersen took up the challenge and went ahead consolidating the innings. At lunch England were cruising at 217/3 with Pietersen and Ian Bell in the middle.The second session saw Kumar strike again and this was post Dhoni’s cameo with the ball and Pietersen’s 18th Test ton.Kumar couldn’t get Pietersen, but he got rid of his partner Ian Bell with a ball that took the edge of his bat to land in keeper Dhoni’s gloves behind the stumps at 270/4. Bell scored 45.But Kumar’s over was far from over and two balls later he got England’s fifth wicket with new man Eoin Morgan walking back on a duck. From 270/3 England were down to 270/5, but they still had a good batsman in Matt Prior.At tea, England were sitting pretty on 305/5 with Pietersen and Matt Prior at the crease.The third session too was dominated by Pietersen even though Prior scored a fine 71 before going down to Kumar, who finished with a five-wicket haul with Stuart Broad being his last victim on the day.Kumar did take up the challenge in the absence of senior pro Zaheer Khan and claimed his maiden five-wicket haul at Lord’s, yet the Indians were missing their pace-spearhead.No wonder it had prompted ‘Captain Courageous’ to shun his gloves and take to bowling.
KUSI Newsroom, San Diego native becomes an international NBA trainer 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Ryan Razooky is an international NBA trainer, San Diego native, and SDSU alumnus. Razooky opened his own private gym called The Hoop House in El Cajon.Razooky said he’s hosted basketball camps and clinics across the globe, from Dubai to Kenya, to Mexico. Locally, he has players traveling as far as Temecula to train with him.For more information click here. August 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 27, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter