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Plant people

first_imgRegistration is $30 per person, with a discounted rate of $15 for students. Early registration is encouraged. For detailed information and registration, visit www.caes.uga.edu/external/tccc/calendar.html or call (229) 386-3416. University of GeorgiaOn Nov. 17, Georgia green industry professionals can learn the latest on their industry via a video conference workshop at five locations across the state.Hosted by the University of Georgia and University of Florida, Georgians can meet in Savannah, Valdosta, Perry, Albany or Columbus to participate.The workshops will provide the latest information on new production and cultural practices, new plants, new pests and new products. Pesticide recertification credits and continuing education units will be available for participants from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Local Cooperative Extension agents will provide hands-on sessions in the afternoon.last_img read more

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Democrat Siela Bynoe Wins Special Election for Nassau Legislature

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Siela BynoeA Democratic housing authority leader trounced a Republican therapist Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant seat on the Nassau County Legislature.Nearly 80 percent of more than 1,400 voters cast their ballots for Siela Bynoe over Pepitz Blanchard, who received nearly 17 percent—1,154 votes to 244 with the remaining 3 percent going to write-in candidates.Bynoe, the executive director of the Town of Huntington Housing Authority who also serves on the Westbury Board of Education, ran on the Working Families Party line, too.She will represent District 2, which includes parts of Westbury, Hempstead, West Hempstead, New Cassel, Hicksville, East Meadow,  Malverne,  Rockville Centre, Uniondale and Garden City.Bynoe replaces former Legis. Robert Troiano (D-Westbury), who stepped down last month to take a post in the Town of North Hempstead.Once she is sworn in, she will join the Democratic minority in the legislature, which has an 11-8 Republican majority. The panel meets next on Feb. 24.last_img read more

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5 strategies to build your performance management plan

first_imgManaging your credit union career is totally up to you.Every leader needs to plan, monitor and review their performance constantly … and not just at your annual performance review.These five strategies will assist you keep you focused on your goals and manage your career.Know yourself – learn your strengths and communication style. You can complete assessment tools online, read books and participate in programs. A few fantastic resources include Myers Briggs, DISC, and Strength Finders 2.0.Set your goals – determine your goals for your professional (and personal) life. Review the objectives for your role and then break down the goals into quarterly, monthly and weekly goals. Print these goals so you can review them constantly. Keep them in your line of sight so you can use them as decision filtering systems of how you will spend your time, attention and energy each day.Gather evidence – you regularly receive letters from happy members, notes of appreciation, LinkedIn recommendations and feedback from team members. Create a file and keep all these documents in one central location to share with your manager at your performance review.Be your own publicist – just like celebrities have a publicist that shares their messages with the world, you need to act as your own publicist. Plan tomorrow today by spending 15 minutes at the end of the day and make a note of one successful thing that you and /or the teach achieved today. On Friday send the five bullet points to your boss and share the successes of your week.Get a coach – find someone you trust or hire a professional coach that can assist you achieves your objectives. Coaches will ask you targeted questions and help hold you accountable to your goals.Apply these five strategies to your performance management today. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more

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5 ways millennials are disrupting working parenthood

first_imgHalf a decade after the end of the Great Recession, the young workers who graduated into the worst jobs market in recent memory are finally launching their careers, but they’re not ready to give up the rest of their lives to do so. They’re entering the workforce at a time in which technology has made it possible for them fulfill work obligations without being chained to a desk, and they’re willing to speak up for what they want and to leave a job if they can’t find it. Given that Millennials will make up the majority of workers in the next five years, employers are taking note and making changes.“Millennials are not kids anymore, and their expectations related to work-life integration are greater than in previous generations,” says Lindsey Pollak, a millennial expert with The Hartford. Here are five ways the children of the 80s and 90s are changing the workplace:They’re planning way ahead. In their early 30s, the oldest millennials have already begun having children, while the youngest are just entering the workplace. Even if they’re not yet ready to have children, they’re looking at companies with an eye toward how they’ll be treated when they do have kids, and positioning themselves now so that they’ll be in the best possible place career-wise to devote the necessary time to their children. continue reading » 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Four ways to get ahead with credit union training

first_imgThe fiscal year-end is closer than you think, and many credit unions are already looking at their budgets for 2017. While you assess what new products and services you will offer, and how much to put aside for IT and advertising, don’t forget to budget for your training needs.The need for training is a constant in the credit union industry; as with everything else, you’ll be better off if you plan in advance for it. Here are some things to consider making sure you’re planning your training effectively:What methods typically work best for your team? Is it better to do separate training periods for each division or does the work of each division overlap to the point where everyone needs to be included at the same time? Do your staff members prefer webcasts or blog posts to get new information? Do they have suggestions about what might work better?What new regulations are expected in the year ahead? What’s on the agenda for CFPB and NCUA? How will those rules impact your products and members? A recent webcast on upcoming changes and proposals from NAFCU’s regulatory compliance team might help you prioritize what topics need the most attention from your staff in coming months.What about your staff’s certifications? Are any coming up for renewal? Get ahead of it by scheduling time for training and certification now. NAFCU has information on how to earn and maintain certifications related to compliance, risk management, the Bank Secrecy Act and volunteer duties in its Online Training Center.In what areas do you need to improve? Cybersecurity is quickly climbing the list of top challenges facing credit unions today. Members expect their data and funds to be safe, and credit unions must stay on top of the latest trends and threats to stay prepared.While training plans should be tailored to your individual credit union’s needs, every credit union needs to plan for some kind of training regimen. Planning ahead will not only save you time but help create an environment in which your staff starts thinking ahead for its training needs too. If training becomes a regular part of your staff’s lives, both you and your members will be better for it.For more guidance on what training your credit union should prioritize, check out NAFCU’s 2017 conference lineup. It provides everything you need to put together a great training plan using the best credit union education available. Still to come this year, credit union professionals can brush up on important compliance skills at NAFCU’s BSA Seminar and Regulatory Compliance Seminar in New Orleans, from Oct. 24-28. Also, a recent addition to the lineup is a second location for NAFCU’s popular Regulatory Compliance School: now in addition to School being offered in April in Arlington, Va., credit unions on the West Coast will have a more nearby option in October in San Diego.You can also take advantage of NAFCU’s Online Training Center, whose products can provide you with “anywhere, anytime” compliance training for your compliance team, or give your board a solid understanding of their role.NAFCU’s compliance team is also constantly updating its publications – from the Compliance Blog to BSA Blast – to make sure association members are aware of the latest news. Even if you’re not a NAFCU member, you can browse through the latest Compliance Blog entries to see if they give you any new training ideas for 2017. And you can always call me or NAFCU Director of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere for more guidance to get you started. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Devon Lyon Devon Lyon, a NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO), was named director of education in August 2015. In this newly created position, Lyon oversees the development and administration of content for … Web: www.nafcu.org Detailslast_img read more

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HR Answers: Wellness, productivity, benefits costs top priorities

first_img 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Improving employee wellness and productivity and managing benefits costs are among the top priorities of human resources departments, according to a recent survey of more than 400 HR and finance executives with U.S. companies employing 50 to 1,000 workers.Return on Wellness Program InvestmentsAccording to the survey, which Hub International calls its “Employee Benefits Barometer,” 83 percent of respondents cited employee wellness and productivity as a high priority, and two-thirds reported a measurable return on their investment in programs to improve productivity and morale.Among the companies that have implemented wellness or related programs, more than a third of HR executives reported gains in productivity (35 percent) and higher morale (34 percent). Other benefits reported include reduced medical and prescription claims (29 percent), workers’ compensation costs (28 percent), stress (26 percent), disability claims (22 percent), and employee turnover (21 percent), as well as increases in employee retention (29 percent) and improvements in chronic disease management (16 percent).“Middle market employers are starting to put more effort into longer-term benefits initiatives that support the connection between healthy employees and business performance,” the report notes. “These programs are the cornerstone of a long-term benefit strategy that supports a healthier and more engaged workforce.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Communication is Key: NCUA implements voluntary merger amendment

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Hello, Compliance Friends! We are wrapping up another awesome Regulatory Compliance School here in San Antonio. A special congrats to our new cohort of NCCOs!Recently, NCUA released a letter to federally insured credit unions (18-CU-03) explaining the various key provisions of the recently amended voluntary merger rule. To refresh your memory, in June 2018, NCUA published a final rule amending Parts 701 and 708b of its regulations governing voluntary mergers to provide greater transparency to credit union members and ease compliance for merging credit unions.The recent letter to federally insured credit unions (18-CU-03) primarily focuses on the online portal for members of the merging credit union to communicate. To facilitate this amendment, NCUA’s Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion (CURE) has established a member-to-member (MTM) process. Today’s post will provide highlights from NCUA’s recent letter.last_img read more

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HOROSCOPES BY PSYCHICDEB – September 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – Uranus in your first house – be sensitive to others’ positions without compromising your own. Remaining flexible but firm might help to resolve an impasse. A change of scenery might be just what you need to shake off a rather hemmed-in feeling. Enjoy!Taurus – go over paperwork carefully, but spend just as much time going over your internal accounting, finding out whether your heart’s into what you’re doing. If it isn’t, find out why you’re putting so much time into it and what you might do to change the situation.Gemini – your Sun opposite Saturn – it’s time to set some projects into motion. Despite that impetuous feeling, cultivate an inordinate amount of patience. Mercury is retrograde so things are likely to move slowly and communication can get jumbled.Cancer – Mercury’s inferior conjunction with the Sun prods you toward some introspection regarding your transformative drives and your connection to your instincts. Take some down-time to do this work.Leo – new resolutions in your close personal relationships can run around on the rocks of too much self-involvement, or they can sail pleasantly on seas of honesty. The choice is yours. Paradoxically those relationships will flourish only if both parties spend a significant amount of time alone. Virgo – Jupiter in your first house – don’t try to convert people to your point of view or you’ll get difficult feedback. Instead, translate your ideas into action. But with Mercury retrograde, those actions will require patience. Don’t expect matters to leap forward quickly. Libra – your Sun opposite Uranus – although Mercury is retrograde, you can be quite effective when dealing with paperwork as long as you cultivate a sense of humor. It shouldn’t be hard for you then, but do be sure to limit the time spent at work. Your mind is adaptable but you’ll benefit from other types of input as well.Scorpio – Saturn is no longer conjunct your Sun so let go of the past now. You can do this best by being honest about how it affects you. No need to communicate all this to others, it’s a personal matter. This kind of introspection requires that you take care of yourself. Sagittarius – Saturn in your first house conjunct your Sun – spend time in detailed work that needs attention. Some recent distractions might have put you behind schedule. It’s time to play catch-up. Keep to yourself and avoid emotional outbursts.Capricorn – professional duties will demand some of your time but you should be as honest as you can be about your connection to those duties. Are you comfortable with them? Do they allow you sufficient self-expression? More importantly, do they encourage you to make a heart connection to other people? Remember that your values are changing and expanding.Aquarius – somebody finds you absolutely fascinating. It’s possible there is a psychic or spiritual connection at work here. This could be a relationship that works out extremely well. Keep planning about that luxury item you’ve been wanting.Pisces – socialize without any particular game plan in mind. Friends can offer helpful perspective and humor so be ready to act on their advice. Step off the beaten track and into the fields of imagination.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.orglast_img read more

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Arsenal director Josh Kroenke makes bleak trophy admission after fans question the club’s direction

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Jul 2019 5:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link431Shares Comment Arsenal director Josh Kroenke makes bleak trophy admission after fans question the club’s direction Josh Kroenke met up with Unai Emery on Arsenal’s tour of the United States (Picture: Getty)Arsenal director and son of the club’s owner Stan Kroenke, Josh has admitted that the club are not in a position to challenge for ‘top trophies’ following recent criticism from supporters.On Monday, various Arsenal supporter groups and influential bloggers penned a statement outlining their frustrations and concerns about the current regime following what has been a difficult start to the summer.Unai Emery has been given a prohibitive transfer budget of £45m to improve his squad and aside from 18-year-old striker Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal are yet to make a significant signing.Besides Liverpool, who won the Champions League and achieved 97 points in the Premier League, all of Arsenal’s top-six rivals have improved their squads with new players.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn their statement, Arsenal fans said that they felt ‘marginalised’, stated that the club is at a ‘crossroads’ and questioned what plan was in place to help Arsenal compete for major trophies. Unai Emery has only signed Gabriel Martinelli for Arsenal so far this summer (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Arsenal’s website, Josh Kroenke said: ‘It’s a daily approach. There are no shortcuts. As much as we would love to say that we’ll be competing for the top trophies tomorrow, we know that that’s not the case and that we have to get to work on that.‘That’s a daily approach to the little things from the top down. We understand that there’s a daily approach and a daily requirement of detail that goes into the overall approach of building the club back to where it needs to be.‘You can’t miss any of those details and you can’t skip any days of work.’Although Arsenal have been linked with a host of players including Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, time is running out to get deals done.center_img Advertisement Kroenke oversaw an Arsenal training session alongside Edu and Raul Sanllehi in Los Angeles (Picture: Getty)The English transfer window will close in just over three weeks time on Thursday 8 August meaning Emery and Arsenal’s new Technical Director Edu will have to secure targets quickly.Despite that, Kroenke hinted that there will be incomings at Arsenal, saying that fans should be ‘excited’ at what is to come.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 CityWhen asked what he would say to fans concerned about Arsenal’s transfer activity, he said: ‘I would say ‘be excited’. There are a few things that I know our group are working on, and a few things we hopefully have on the doorstep.‘Nothing is ever a done deal until it’s a done deal, obviously, but we know we have key areas we want to address in our squad, both now and in the future.‘Our entire football operations staff have a great grasp on that and I’ve encouraged them to be as aggressive as possible.’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 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal return

first_img Comment Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal return Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 8 Jun 2020 2:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored six goals and registered four assists for Roma this season (Getty)But when asked about his future, Mkhitaryan says he would be prepared to challenge for a place in Arteta’s side next term. ‘Of course I would like to be at Roma next season, not only next season [but] for another few years,’ Mkhitaryan said in an interview on Futbol with Grant Wahl.‘But I still have a contract with Arsenal and it’s not up to me. It’s up to Arsenal and Roma if they will agree terms of the transfer fee.‘So my thinking is to train hard, to play hard, to look forward to what’s going to happen.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‘Of course, if I’m not going to stay at Roma I have to go back to Arsenal.‘I’m not complaining, football life changes so quickly so you have to be ready to play wherever you are.‘If not in Rome, I’m going to go back and play for Arsenal, if not, I’m going to stay here and play for Rome.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he will ‘not complain’ if he returns to Arsenal next season (Getty Images)Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits his preference is to stay at Roma but says he will ‘not complain’ if Mikel Arteta decides to keep him at Arsenal.The 31-year-old has spent the season on loan in Serie A and reports have claimed that Roma are already in talks with the Gunners over extending the midfielder’s deal.However, Arteta has suggested that Mkhitaryan could have a future at Arsenal by claiming in March that he had ‘always liked’ the Armenia international.‘He is the kind of player who can fit in any team when he is at his best,’ said the Arsenal manager.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He needs to do it consistently and here he had moments and that’s what we need to assess. ‘Miki is doing really well in recent games. We know the player he’s been, we know his past, and we need to have all the information to make the right decision.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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