FA sets fast-track goals for managers of future

first_imgThe Football Association is introducing a fast-track management developmentprogramme to groom future leaders of the game. The nine-month programme will be launched in September to identify andnurture 20 junior and senior managers at the FA who have high leadershippotential. Paul Nolan, director of HR of the Football Association, said successionplanning is vital for the organisation’s continued success, with profitsdoubling since 2000 to a projected £41m this year. Nolan said: “We are trying to ensure what we’ve achieved issustainable. I don’t want the whole thing to collapse just because a couple ofsenior executives leave. The most successful organisations know there is anadvantage to be gained through continuity.” Last year, the not-for-profit organisation invested £65m in the developmentof football. The MBA-level programme will be run by Cranfield School of Management andfocus on strategy and management skills. It is part of a new training anddevelopment strategy which means all 270 staff have individual developmentplans. The number of training days for all staff has increased 20-fold to more than1,000 since Nolan joined in September 2000. FA technical director Howard Wilkinson told Personnel Today: “We have adevelopment strategy designed to bring advantage on the field throughconsistency, continuity and succession. We now have a people strategy for ourorganisation that replicates this philosophy.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article FA sets fast-track goals for managers of futureOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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i-focus finds new flavour

first_imgGlacéau vitaminwater has launched a strawberry and kiwi variant, called i-focus. It contains Vitamins A, B and C and is available in a 500ml bottle.i-focus is the second new flavour to join the range. The launch will be supported by a marketing campaign entitled ’Show us your vits’.”The vibrant pink colour of the new variant will increase shelf stand-out against the remaining seven colours of the glacéau vitaminwater range,” commented Jason Hood, head of glacéau at Coca-Cola Enterprises. He said growth in the functional stills sector has been led by glacéau vitaminwater with the brand now worth £8m in retail sales.last_img read more

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Gov’t Mule Announces Run Of Spring Tour Dates

first_imgNever ones to remain idle, rock and roll torchbearers Gov’t Mule have just revealed a five show run through the Southeast. The shows come directly after the band’s scheduled performance at Wanee Festival, and seem to be pointing directly towards the Jazz Fest festivities. The famed New Orleans festival has yet to announce a lineup.The five night run is set from April 23rd through April 28th, with stops in South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana, including a late night show on April 28th at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. There are also shows with The Record Company and Soulive on the docks, so don’t miss out!You can find tickets and more information on the Mule website, and see the full schedule below.Gov’t Mule New Spring Tour Dates4.23 at Peace Center in Grenville, SC4.24 at Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL4.26 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN4.27 at Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL4.28 at The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA++with Soulivelast_img read more

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Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck Adds Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt To Inaugural Bluegrass Event

first_imgThe legendary music venue in Live Oak, Florida, Spirit of Suwannee Music Park recently announced a brand-new event dubbed the Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck. Produced by Purple Hat Productions and the park, the two-day event spans across June 23rd and 24th and will be bringing the best of American bluegrass and new-grass to our favorite Florida spot.Joining the line-up are multi-instrumentalists Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, famed banjoist Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Georgia’s Pickled Holler. These artists will join bluegrass superstars Larry Keel and Jenny Keel, Jon Stickley Trio, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, and Albert Simpson.Weekend passes with camping as well single-day tickets are available now here, while those more into glamping can join the waitlist for cabins, golf-cart rentals, and RV hook-ups calling the park at (386) 364-1683. Don’t wait on this festival, as the inaugural year of this clusterpluck is set to a raucous good time!To get excited, check out this video of Leftover Salmon with Job Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett:Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck Lineup:Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) x2*Larry & Jenny Keel x2Jon Stickley Trio x2Grandpa’s Cough Medicine x2Rev. Jeff Mosier (artist-at-large)*Pickled Holler*Albert Simpson x2[cover photo by Vernon Webb]last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s announces new major

first_imgSaint Mary’s announced Friday the establishment of a new academic department, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS), and a new interdisciplinary major in GWS.Director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said the College has offered a minor in women’s studies since 1985, and the program was named GWS in 2012. In February of this year, the Academic Affairs Council approved GWS as a major, and the minor remains an option for undergraduate students.Stacy Davis, associate professor and coordinator of the GWS Program, said the process for recognition as a major began in 2007, and the program just received administrative approval to become a major and department.Photo courtesy of the Saint Mary’s Gender and Women’s Studies website “The GWS steering committee, with the help of associate dean Joe Incandela, spent the 2011-12 school year developing a three-page prospectus for the major,” Davis said. “This was approved by the president and the provost in May 2013. In the meantime, the program had a successful internal review, which helped us to make our case for the major.”Once the prospectus was approved, the Curriculum Committee had to greenlight the major.“Professors Susan Alexander, Phyllis Kaminski, Sonalini Sapra, Jamie Wagman [and I] drafted the proposal for the major, which was reviewed by GWS faculty last fall,” she said. “The Curriculum Committee approved the proposal in February, and the chair of that committee, Joyce Hicks, presented the proposal to the Academic Affairs Council, which accepted it. Once the major was approved, the program became a department.”The GWS department consists of GWS faculty and professors from several other departments at Saint Mary’s, Davis said. GWS curriculum encourages students to examine and analyze women’s lives, she said.According to the 2014 SMC Bulletin, GWS applies an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of women, gender identities and sexualities. It is guided by feminist activism and feminist theoretical insight into different forms of power, inequality and privilege. Within each course in the department, students investigate the intersections of gender, race, class, sexualities and other identity categories from historical and contemporary transnational perspectives.GWS, founded in 1984-85, was the oldest interdisciplinary program at Saint Mary’s, and Davis said it was important to make the transition to having a GWS department and major.“The best liberal arts colleges in the country, and especially women’s colleges, have traditionally had departments [or] programs in Women’s, Gender, Sexuality and/or Feminist Studies,” she said. “Forty-four of the top 50 liberal arts colleges have programs, and 32 of those colleges, including all of the women’s colleges, have majors.“Our faculty concluded that transitioning from a program to a department would be another sign of the College’s continued commitment to high-quality education.”The department offers courses housed within GWS, as well as courses from 14 other departments and programs, Davis said.“These include courses in African-American history, postcolonial women’s writing, LGBTQ Studies, stereotyping and prejudice, becoming women, cyberfeminism, romantic-era feminism and transnational feminisms,” she said. “… Our goal is that students who take courses in the department learn the history of feminist movements and gain an understanding of the relationships between gender and other identity categories (race, class, sexuality, etc.) and how those relationships affect people’s lives, both positively and negatively. Students can then use their knowledge to speak and write clearly about issues and topics surrounding women, sexualities and gender identities and decide what contributions they want to make in the ongoing struggles for gender and sexual equality.”Sophomore Kylie Garabed is the first intended GWS major at the College.Garabed said the GWS major appealed to her because she is passionate about combating social injustice and wants to acquire the tools necessary to understanding social issues in society.“[GWS] gives students an opportunity to learn about social issues and hopefully become passionate enough to want to make a change,” Garabed said. “Even though it may not be possible to change the whole culture, it is possible to change the people around you … and solve problems.”Davis said she hopes the department continues to be a place that nurtures both faculty and student development.“It is exciting for me that the number of course offerings and affiliated faculty continues to grow,” Davis said. “Over the last several years, we have graduated a healthy number of [GWS] minors from a variety of majors, from art to nursing.“That gives us confidence that we will be able to attract majors to our department. I think any student who is interested in the history of women and gender, plans to work in a social service field or wants to change the world will find a GWS major useful and empowering.”Tags: Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, GWS, new majorlast_img read more

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Honduras Will Respect the Armed Forces When It Is Time for Military Promotions

first_imgBy Dialogo December 02, 2010 Honduran executive-branch authorities have affirmed that they have not influenced the promotions that have been requested from the National Congress, since they are based solely on the provisions of the Armed Forces Act. “Definitively, the laws are always respected; we’re not going to violate any laws,” Defense Minister Marlon Pascua said when asked about the controversy surrounding the subject, which has provoked criticism from various sectors in the country. The list of military officers who will be promoted on 11 December was submitted to the legislative branch on Monday and includes members of the seventeenth promotion class. “It’s a list that’s sent every year; this is the time of year when promotions take place and when the training processes for those members of the Armed Forces who are going to move up have come to an end,” the minister indicated. He said that he did not know what the budgetary impact of the newly promoted officers will be, since this is “a normal vegetative increase.” In the same context, he asked those who oppose these promotions, if they have knowledge that they include members of the Committee of Commanders involved in the political events of 28 June 2009, to make this known to the Secretariat of Defense immediately. Notable names on the list of aspirants to move up to the next higher rank include Brig. Gen. Luis Javier Prince, currently inspector-general of the Armed Forces, who would be promoted to major general. Likewise, the current commandant of the Honduran Air Force, Col. Marco Vitelio Castillo, would become a brigadier general, and Brig. Gen. René Osorio Canales, the commandant of the Presidential Honor Guard, would become a major general. Also, the current commandant of the Army, Gen. Carlos Alberto Espinoza Urquía, who is one of the leading candidates to succeed the current chair of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Carlos Cuellar, would become a major general.last_img read more

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Costa Rica, US make huge drug bust

first_img SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – U.S. and Costa Rican officials confiscated a ton of cocaine transported in two boats in the Pacific Ocean, Mauricio Boraschi, Costa Rica’s national anti-drug commissioner, said on Feb. 26. Boraschi said that on Feb. 24, U.S. patrol boats stopped a ship flying the Costa Rican flag that had 500 kilograms of cocaine on board. Two Costa Ricans and two Mexicans were arrested. On Feb. 26, about 290 kilometers from the central Pacific port city of Puntarenas, officials stopped a second boat with 500 kilograms of cocaine on board. Three Costa Ricans and a Colombian man were arrested on the second boat. Boraschi attributed the successful operations to a joint patrol operation by the United States and Costa Rica that used a radar system to track drug boats in the area. Costa Rica has seized 3.2 tons of cocaine already this year, officials said. Like other Central American countries, Costa Rica is an important transit route for cocaine that is shipped from South America to consumers in the U.S. An estimated 90% of all cocaine destined for the U.S. market passes through Central America. By Dialogo February 27, 2013 [AFP (Costa Rica), 26/02/2013; El Faro (El Salvador) 26/02/2013; Notimex (Mexico), 26/02/2013]last_img read more

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Podcast: The power in knowing

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The right information is knowledge, says Ken Levey, vice president for Kaufman Hall. He focuses on the firm’s Axiom Financial Institutions Software products for credit unions and banks.Levey has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with expertise in analytics, business intelligence, asset/liability management, funds transfer pricing, and enterprise performance management.He spends a lot of time talking about reporting and analytics with credit union leaders.“By enhancing the types of reporting and analytics produced, credit unions can learn to shape their business,” Levey tells the CUNA News Podcast. “There is power in knowing where the [revenue] comes from and what areas need improvement in the credit union.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Willow Point sees 51 virus cases, is still a hotspot

first_imgBroome County June 22 coronavirus update (WBNG) — Willow Point Nursing Home remains a COVID-19 hotspot in Broome County. There are 36 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 51 people have died from the virus and 545 people recovered. 51 residents have tested positive for the virus to date but people are recovering, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says. Residents must test negative twice for the virus before they are considered recovered. He made the announcement in conjunction with declaring Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is no longer considered a hotspot. Both were residents of nursing homes in their 60s and 70s. One was a resident of Willow Point. The residence of the other was not released. Nursing home updates Additionally, Garnar said two more county residents died from the virus. Coronavirus numbers: For a map detailing where cases are located in the county, click here.last_img read more

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Flat rate for private renters in Vinkovci reduced to the lowest level

first_imgLINKED NEWS: At the session of the Vinkovci City Council, a proposal for a flat tax per bed or accommodation unit in tourism in private accommodation was adopted, and the City of Vinkovci decided on the lowest rate of HRK 150, thus reducing the previous amount of HRK 300. By the way, Vinkovci has a large, diverse and mostly high-quality offer of accommodation capacities, especially in the segment of hotel accommodation, which is not the rule in the continental part of Lijepa naša where accommodation capacities are often lacking. HOTEL SLAVONIJA IN VINKOVCI AFTER RENOVATION CATEGORIZED WITH THREE STARS, ANNOUNCED AND NEW MILLION INVESTMENTS There are currently 16 registered private renters in the city, who have a total of 61 beds. Commenting on this decision, Mayor Ivan Bosančić pointed out that this is another measure to encourage the development of tourism in the city, this time as a relief to private renters and an incentive to increase the number of beds and accommodation units in private accommodation. UHPA Days in Vinkovci However, in Vinkovci they decided to go one step further, and in the context of supporting the development of family accommodation, the lump sum for renters did not remain at the same level as before, but was further reduced. STUDY “BRANDING OF VINKOVAC AS A TOURIST DESIRABLE DESTINATION” UHPA Days will be held for the first time in Slavonia, more precisely in Vinkovci, from March 21 to 23. 2019.  UHPA Days is an annual meeting organized by UHPA, the largest national professional association of travel agencies, bringing together more than 150 participants, travel agencies – UHPA members, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian National Tourist Board, tourism professional associations and other Croatian stakeholders. tourism sector. Vinkovci has a total of 448 accommodation capacities in hotels, and there are announcements and additional investment in the construction of new high-class hotel facilities. Thus, in Vinkovci there is one four-star hotel (Hotel Villa Lenije), Lovački dom Kunjevci with six modern and luxuriously equipped rooms, four three-star hotels (Slavonia, Gem, Admiral, Cibalia) and three hostels and one accommodation with an additional 413 beds. . Most cities and municipalities have decided not to change the flat tax for renters this year, and the flat tax has remained at the same level as before. last_img read more

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