Guru

Posted On May 12 2021 by

first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruGuru cowed by irate Dons outside FA In an outbreak of World Cup fever last week, Guru dropped in on the FootballAssociation to see if they could provide further insight into England’schances. While he received little steer as to whether England deserve their 10-1odds, he did learn about an impressive HR-driven culture-change programme thathas helped double the FA’s profitability in two years. As Guru left the Soho Square offices, a large football fan bellowed”scab!” in his ear. A ‘picket line’ of Wimbledon fans were protestingat the FA’s decision to allow the club to move to Milton Keynes. When he tried to explain that he was a journalist and not a member of staff,the Dons fan screamed: “So, you’re a liar and a scab.” “Tell that to the concrete cows,” said Guru – when he was well outof earshot. Gene genie put back in bottle Recruitment is becoming an increasingly sophisticated area as employers tryto gain an advantage in the battle for talent. However, Guru is concerned that the latest development which has raised itshead in the US (where else?) could be slightly sinister – genetic testing. Last week, government advisory body the Human Genetics Commission called forUK legislation banning employers from asking individuals to take a genetic testas a condition of employment. Guru is relieved – growing up in a small village in Dorset meant that hisgenetic pool was decidedly small and rather murky. Any prospective employerwith access to his DNA could be in for a shock. Commuting’s for the birds Confused commuters using Newcastle’s underground Metro trains will soon belistening to the calls of blackbirds, curlews and kittiwakes as they wait to goto work in the mornings. The bird calls will be played over platform speakers in an attempt tobrighten up workers’ journeys and to mark the Royal Society for the Protectionof Birds’ Wake Up to Birds Week. Guru was all for the idea, until he heard that the broadcasts will alsofeature periodic messages from conservationist andformer Goodie Bill Odie – itcould be the last straw for some poor depressed soul on the way to work. Guru can picture the scene; first the eerie sound of disembodied birdsong,followed by surreal messages from a 1970s comedian – the voices, the voices,the roar of the train, end it all, end it all, blessed darkness…Would-be spies are in for a nasty surprise Applications to join MI5 have soared from 70 applications a day to 130 sinceBBC spy drama Spooks began broadcasting. MI5, which is aiming to recruit 60 new graduates and 120 school-leavers thisyear to help in the war against terrorism, is delighted with the surge ininterest. Hits on the MI5 website have also jumped from 6,000 to 10,000 a week thanksto a link on the BBC’s website for the hit show. However, secret service whistleblower David Shayler who left MI5 in 1997 togo public about alleged abuses, was not impressed. “This is only likely toattract the sort of people who like exploding pens and Aston Martins. They willget a rude awakening when they join.” Guru (who has always enjoyed a rude awakening) is sending off hisapplication this week. GuruOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


Scoreboard roundup — 7/5/16

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_img Written by Beau Lund July 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/5/16center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:AMERICAN LEAGUETexas 7, Detroit 5Minnesota 5, Baltimore 2Houston 4, Chicago White Sox 3Seattle 4, L.A. Angels 1NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 14, Miami 12Milwaukee 7, Atlanta 2San Diego 6, Arizona 3St. Louis 11, San Francisco 2WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 86, N.Y. Liberty 67Dallas 90, Indiana 63Minnesota 83, L.A. Sparks 72Phoenix 84, Connecticut 77Las Vegas 84, Chicago 80Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


NFL player cut by Cleveland Browns after allegedly threatening to kill fans on Twitter

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — NFL safety Jermaine Whitehead was cut by the Cleveland Browns on Monday morning after he allegedly threatened to kill fans on Twitter who were critical of his performance in Sunday’s game.Whitehead, 26, who in his fourth NFL season and his second with the Browns, was heavily criticized on social media for his play during the Browns 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos.While in the locker room after the game, Whitehead began responding to fans’ comments on Twitter, which included what some have called alleged threats of harm.“Imma kill you b—- … that’s on blood,” Whitehead wrote in response to one fan.Twitter immediately suspended Whitehead’s account for the alleged threats, reportedly before Whitehead had even left the locker room following the game.The social media company did not immediately explain its decision to suspend Whitehead’s account.A spokesperson for the Browns on Sunday night called the tweets “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate.”“We immediately spoke with Jermaine upon learning of these comments. The Browns in no way condone that type of language or behavior. This matter will be further addressed internally,” the spokesperson said.Whitehead later apologized on Instagram for his performance, but did not address the controversial tweets, according to ESPN.“Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you,” he said in an Instagram post, which has since been deleted. “They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire. I do apologize for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall. Whatever happens happens.”On Monday, the team announced it had waived Whitehead.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 4, 2019 /Sports News – National NFL player cut by Cleveland Browns after allegedly threatening to kill fans on Twitter Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more


News story: Freight train derailment, Willesden High Level Junction

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_img the condition of the wagon the maintenance of the wagon the condition of the track and its geometry the maintenance of the track the management of the local infrastructure any relevant underlying management factors. This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its report describing this accident. See report 07/2020.,At around 21:30 hrs on Monday 6 May 2019, an empty wagon of a northbound freight train derailed as it approached Willesden High Level Junction in north London. The wagon re-railed as it passed over points at the junction and the train continued without the driver noticing anything untoward. Network Rail became aware of the derailment at 13:56 hrs the following day when technicians went to investigate a signalling fault. They reported finding severed signalling cables and track damage.The train was the 19:45 hrs service from Hoo Junction Up Yard, in Kent, and was carrying spoil from an engineering worksite in south-east London. It comprised a class 66 diesel-electric locomotive and 21 two-axle wagons. The wagon that derailed was the 20th from the front. It was of the MPA type.Our investigation will identify the sequence of events that led to the derailment and how the wagon derailed. It will also consider: Our investigation is independent of any investigation by the railway industry or by the industry’s regulator, the Office of Rail and Road.The investigation is now effectively complete, and we are concluding our internal review of the draft report. We intend to issue the report for formal consultation by the middle of May and aim to publish our findings, including any recommendations to improve safety, by the end of June.You can subscribe to automated emails notifying you when we publish our reports.last_img read more


Umphrey’s McGee Releases Acoustic Live Performance Of Holiday Bowie Parody ‘Santa Oddity’ From 2011 [Listen]

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has given their fans another early holiday present with the Friday’s new release of a seasonally appropriate old performance. Just a few days following the arrival of their concert film, Live From Austin City Limits, the hard-hitting rockers finally released a digital version of guitarists Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss‘ acoustic performance of “Santa Oddity”.The holiday-themed parody of David Bowie‘s 1969 single, “Space Oddity”, was initially performed and recorded at Jake and Brendan’s Ninth Annual Acoustic Holiday Show back in 2011, and shines as brightly as a reindeer sleigh shooting across the winter nighttime sky even seven years later.The performance initially took place back on December 10th, 2011, and also includes a brief, holiday-themed spin on Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” towards the end. Cinninger reworked the lyrics to “Space Oddity” for the performance, singing out to Santa Claus rather than Major Tom as Bowie does to open the original’s lead verse—and it only gets better from there. Other updated lyrics include “Eat your cookies and put your suit on,” and “Those elves really want to know who’s suit you wear.” Bayliss can be heard chiming in with backing harmonies at the song’s 1:43 mark before his own rework of “Can’t You See” begins shortly after 3:10. The two briefly head back into “Santa Oddity” towards the end, but the performance quickly comes to a close with Cinninger stating “That worked, that was fun.”Umphrey’s McGee – “Santa Oddity” (Live) – 12/10/2011[Audio: Umphrey’s McGee]The full performance from that night in 2011 at Chicago’s Park West also included covers of INXS‘ “Never Tear Us Apart”, Electric Light Orchestra‘s “Can’t Get It Out of My Head”, and Dire Straits “So Far Away”, just to name a few. The two have continued the annual tradition of their Acoustic Holiday Show, with the 16th edition taking place just last week with notable appearances from Jennifer Hartswick and Umphrey’s bandmate Andy Farag.“Santa Oddity” was initially offered as a free download included in their Hall Of Fame Class Of 2011 compilation vinyl edition, and can now be purchased as a stand-alone digital single by clicking here.Umphrey’s McGee is occupied down in Mexico for the rest of this weekend at Holidaze 2018. The rock/jam outfit will then begin preparation for their four-night New Year’s Eve run down in Atlanta beginning on December 28th.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more


Harvard Law School Library exhibit celebrates 60 years of women graduates

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_img Read Full Story Jane Kelly, Historical & Special Collections assistant, and Margaret Peachy, curator of digital collections, both of the Harvard Law School Library, said they felt lucky to have the opportunity to curate an exhibition that coincides with Celebration 60, the upcoming 60th-anniversary celebration of the first women graduates of Harvard Law School (HLS).“Women at HLS: 60 Years of Transformation” will be on view in the Caspersen Room of the Law School Library through December 13. The exhibit explores themes such as enrollment, campus improvements and student organizations—with a particular emphasis on the Women’s Law Association (WLA). It draws on Historical & Special Collections photographs and the recently processed Red Set Ephemera collection. The exhibition cases are filled with photographs, flyers, brochures, invitations and other items that highlight the leadership and involvement of women at HLS.The bulk of the materials come from the 1970s through the early 1990s—and include items from the collection such as a flyer advertising a talk by Lani Guinier titled “Becoming Gentlemen,” and one from the Harvard Anti-Sexist Men organization that listed “10 Things Men Can Do to End Sexism and Violence Against Women.“Women at HLS: 60 Years of Transformation” will be on view in the Caspersen Room of the Harvard Law School Library Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 13, 2013.last_img read more


Get Your Hooks Into Tickets for Fishing For Wives

Posted On Jan 18 2021 by

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 27, 2014 View Comments Fishing For Wives It’s 1913, Hawaii and two immigrant fishermen, Nishi and Aoki, are lonely and bored with only catching fish. Nishi sends for a picture bride from Japan, but sneaks a photo of his handsome friend in his place. The brides arrive and fall in love—with the wrong man—setting off a comedy of errors with mistaken identity, tragic drowning, seeming betrayal and a final surprise turn of events, colorfully visualized with mime and movement. The production will star Bobby Foley, Viet Vo, Akiko Hiroshima, Allison Hiroto, Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kiyo Takami. Set design will be by Sheryl Liu, costume design by Carol Pelletier, lighting design by Marie Yokoyama and sound design by Ian Wehrle. Tickets are now on sale to see Edward Sakamoto’s Fishing For Wives off-Broadway. Directed by Ron Nakahara, the show will play April 5 through April 27 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for April 27.last_img read more


Supreme Court JNC now accepting applications

Posted On Dec 19 2020 by

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Major B. Harding effective August 31.According to the state constitution, each of the five appellate districts must have at least one Supreme Court justice who is a resident of the district at the time of his/her original appointment. Based on the court’s present composition, Justice Harding’s seat will be an at-large vacancy.Applicants must have been a member of the Bar for the preceding 10 years and a registered voter. Applications may be obtained from the Florida Bar’s Web site by clicking here or by calling JNC Chair Andrew Grigsby at (305) 358-7747.Eleven copies of the completed application, with attachments, must be returned to Grigsby at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 800, Miami 33131, no later than 5 p.m. May 17.On May 23 the JNC will meet from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Florida Bar’s Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel office in suite C-49 to conduct a brief organizational and planing session, followed by a closed deliberation session to select applicants for interview.On June 5, (6 and 7, if necessary,) the JNC will again meet at the Bar’s Tampa office to conduct applicant interviews, followed by closed deliberations to select nominees. An interview schedule will be released as soon as it is prepared. Those currently serving on the JNC are: Grigsby; John E. Fisher, vice chair, Orlando; Olga M. Calvet, Lake Buena Vista; Dean C. Colson, Coral Gables; Philip Freidin, Miami; Tina M. Matte, Ft. Myers; Joseph P. Milton, Jacksonville; Kevin R. Neal, Tallahassee; and Mary Kleyla Phillips, Jacksonville. Supreme Court JNC now accepting applications Supreme Court JNC now accepting applicationscenter_img May 1, 2002 clicking here Regular Newslast_img read more


Bravo Stars’ Quotes About Having Kids

Posted On Nov 20 2020 by

first_imgReady to grow! Vanderpump Rules stars have been very vocal over the years about their plans to conceive.Stassi Schroeder told Andy Cohen in January 2019 that she was ready to have kids with Beau Clark, six months before the commercial casting director proposed.- Advertisement – “Everything’s in the cards and I don’t even care about the order,” the Next Level Basic author said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen at the time. “I don’t know when the moment was [I knew he was The One]. I can’t even remember when the moment was. There was something that just, like, switched.”Clark proposed to Schroeder in July 2019, and Us Weekly broke the news the following year that she was pregnant with their first child. When the couple tied the knot in September 2020 in a secret backyard ceremony, the former “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast host showed off her baby bump in a white gown. After kissing the bride, Clark knelt down to kiss his wife’s stomach.- Advertisement – The Florida native exclusively told Us in December 2018 that she was too busy for children, explaining, “I feel like I have way too much stuff I’ve got to do, you know? I’ve got to travel the world, I’ve got to be a successful businesswoman, I’ve got to put out a series of cocktail books. I gotta go to outer space. I want to go to outer space so bad.”Keep scrolling to see the reality stars’ quotes about their future family plans. Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent both announced pregnancies that same month with Jax Taylor and Randall Emmett, respectively. Scheana Shay shared her pregnancy news in October 2020.The “One More Time” singer had frozen her eggs multiple times before conceiving naturally. “I honestly don’t even know if I do want kids,” the California native exclusively told Us of her decision in January 2019. “I would only have kids if I found the right person who wanted to have some with me, and where my life’s at right now, I don’t see it going in that direction. But things can change, you never know! I just wanted to do this as a backup option because my AMH levels were extremely low, like almost zero. … I’m not getting any younger. My numbers aren’t getting any higher.”While Katie Maloney has been vocal about trying to conceive with Tom Schwartz, Ariana Maddix and Tom Sandoval aren’t planning to start a family anytime soon.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


Letters to the Editor for Thursday, May 9

Posted On Oct 20 2020 by

first_imgCalling Duci “gritty” was a complimentIn Steven Cook’s April 29 Daily Gazette article (City’s longest-serving mayor dies), I was quoted as using the adjective “gritty” to describe Frank and the people of Schenectady. Some readers might be unfamiliar with the definition of “gritty,” so please let me explain. The word sounds much different than what it means.“Gritty” is defined as “showing courage and resolve” or “tough and uncompromising.” Like John Wayne’s character, Rooster Cogburn, in the movie “True Grit,” Frank Duci also showed “true grit.” Frank grew up in the Depression and had to be tough and determined to get through those hard times, as his father died when Frank was just 12 years old. Frank often told me of the odd jobs he took to help his widowed mother, Nancy. Whether it was working those odd jobs, getting through school, serving in the U.S. Navy or representing the city he loved as a county legislator, city councilman or mayor, Frank demonstrated “courage and resolve,” the likes of which we rarely see. Later in life, on the political battlefields, Frank could appear “tough and uncompromising” as he fought for what he believed was best for the citizens of Schenectady, who, like him, worked hard to make a living and fought for our nation and its ideals. Frank’s determination and resolve, often against all odds, was a most admirable trait of members of our “Greatest Generation” who won a world war and transformed our nation. I hope readers understand that my use of the term “gritty” was meant as the highest form of compliment.Michael CuevasSchenectady Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCuomo sides against New Yorkers in NRAI’m embarrassed to say I’m from New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo welcomes illegal immigrants, but thinks I (a lifelong resident) don’t belong here because I’m an NRA member.David DenisonGalway  Give Lyme disease attention it deservesThere seems to be an inordinate amount of attention lately in the media over the recent “outbreaks” or “epidemics” of measles in the United States.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just over 700 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far. Why is there such a created panic over measles, which is over in a couple days, and almost no concern over Lyme, which has expanded to all 50 states and is truly a real epidemic?James ShearGlenvillecenter_img Blame is being placed on unvaccinated Jewish Orthodox communities, and schools in many of these communities have been closed.When I look up the CDC statistics on fatalities for measles, I found that about one in 10,000 cases of measles results in a death, usually from complications from additional factors.That’s a fatality rate of 0.01 percent, one-hundredth of 1 percent. Compare that to the rampant spread of Lyme disease, which is getting virtually no media coverage.The CDC estimates about 300,000 cases of Lyme annually, numbers which actually may be greatly underreported.Lyme, once established in a patient, can have debilitating consequences for years. Treatment for Lyme is still almost non-existent. Try and find a doctor who will aggressively treat an embedded tick bite with 10 to 14 days of an antibiotic. They are very difficult to find, as most adhere to the CDC guidelines of one dose of doxycycline for a tick bite. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more