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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This month’s news in briefPublic sector has duty to monitor ethnic staff Public sector employers have a new duty to monitor the ethnic make up oftheir staff in order to fulfil their general duty to promote race equality. A Codeof Practice issued by the Commission for Racial Equality on 3 December isdesigned to help staff comply with new duties. They have until 31 May tocomplete a race equality scheme detailing how they will monitor race issues. Push for legislation to protect business leaders The CBI is urging the Government to introduce legislation to help protectbusiness leaders from violent extremists. In its response to the CriminalJustice and Police Act 2001 it urges the Government to stop publishing the homeaddresses of directors in the registration of businesses at Companies House. Sex discrimination win deemed as unreliable Employment lawyers are warning employers not to rely on a victory by WestYorkshire Police which recently won its sex discrimination case for refusing toemploy a transsexual as a police constable. The force successfully argued thiswas justified as a genuine occupational requirement because the job involvedmaking intimate body searches. Safety policies needed for staff who drive Employers could face prosecution if they do not have clear safety policiesprotecting staff who drive during working hours. The proposals are contained inthe Health and Safety Commission report Tomorrow’s Roads – Safer for Everyone. … in briefOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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HAP Investments unveils new plans for Jersey City high-rise

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Photos courtesy of HAP Investments A new high-rise and a public park could soon be coming to Jersey City.New York-based HAP Investments unveiled new plans for a 42-story apartment building at 500 Summit Avenue in Journal Square. Its 902 rental units will range from studios to three bedrooms, with prices expected to start at $2,300 and topping out at around $5,000 per month.The new plans also call for a nearly one-acre public park, which could include a playground and open-air terrace, as well as an 8,500-square-foot community center. HAP will also provide parking spaces.Photos courtesy of HAP InvestmentsEran Polack, the firm’s co-founder, said that the project is geared at younger Manhattanites who want a shorter commute and cheaper rent. He said he expects a number of residents to work in the Far West Side of Manhattan, including at Hudson Yards, where tech companies like Facebook have leased space.Polack said he is looking for an equity partner in the project, and is in the process of talking to sources for construction financing. The company has already raised about $7 million for the project through Israeli investors in a private placement, or a non-public investment solicitation. Construction is expected to begin next year.The project has been in the works for about five years: HAP bought the site for $26.5 million in 2016, but in 2018, the development group sued the city for allegedly stalling its development plans. The lawsuit was settled in 2020, leading to the new plans.Nearby, Kushner Companies plans to build two massive 64-story towers in Journal Square. The firm, founded by Charles Kushner, recently settled litigation with the city over similar allegations that the city was blocking development from moving forward. The lawsuit was settled last year, allowing the firm to move ahead with the project.Contact Keith Larsen Message* Email Address* Share via Shortlink Full Name* TagsCommercial Real EstateJersey CityJournal Squarelast_img read more

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Lillard, Nurkic’s big 3rd send Blazers past Jazz, 109-104

first_imgUP NEXT Rubio, who was on a medical minutes restriction, scored 12 points. Jazz: Host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Nurkic finished with 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six blocks. CJ McCollum added 14 points for Portland, which has won seven of nine. McCollum gave Portland its biggest lead at 106-94 with 2:45 remaining. Mitchell’s free throws brought the Jazz to 108-104, but after Gobert’s block Joe Ingles missed a wide-open corner 3, Utah’s seventh straight miss from long distance down the stretch. RUBIO RETURNS TIP-INS Nurkic scored 17 points in the third quarter against Utah’s frontline, which has anchored the toughest defense in the league over the past 10 games. His layup, three-point play and tip-in — a personal 7-0 run — gave the Blazers an 80-75 edge late in the period. Trail Blazers: The first nine Portland baskets were points in the paint. Conversely, the Blazers went more than eight minutes in the second quarter without an inside basket. … Evan Turner got a technical for his reaction to a foul by Ricky Rubio in the second quarter. … Portland shot 7 for 13 in the second half from 3-point range after shooting just 1 of 5 in the first half. Donovan Mitchell continued his high-scoring streak with 36 points for Utah. Jae Crowder scored 15 while Rudy Gobert had 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. In a matchup between two of the NBA’s hottest teams, the Blazers made 50 percent of their shots and piled up 30 assists to snap Utah’s six-game winning streak. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 26 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 17 in the third quarter to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Utah Jazz 109-104 on Monday night. Jazz: Jae Crowder got a technical after mixing it up with Nurkic in the third quarter. Gobert was whistled for another technical less than two minutes later. … Gobert is tied with Joel Embiid for the NBA lead with 39 double-doubles and has posted one in eight consecutive games. … Mitchell is averaging nearly 30 points over the last nine games. Lillard came back in and drained a 3 for a 101-90 advantage. Mitchell desperately tried to will the Jazz back with a variety of drives and shots in the lane, but no one else could score for Utah. Meyers Leonard’s second 3-pointer of the fourth quarter capped a 10-2 burst, all without Lillard on the court, to give the Blazers a 96-88 lead. On the other end, the Jazz missed open shot after open shot, helping Portland take command. Even though Utah won all six games Rubio missed, coach Quin Snyder said before the game: “There’s just so many things that are subtle that he does on the floor. On-the-ball defense, probably since the early part of the year, has been one of the things (where) he’s been solid. … It’s great to have him back. He’s a competitor and we missed him.” Written by January 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Lillard, Nurkic’s big 3rd send Blazers past Jazz, 109-104 Blazers: Visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Portland’s 30 assists marked the 10th time in the last 12 games the Blazers have recorded at least 25. They are 14-3 this season when they finish with 25 or more. Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz Rubio, who had been out since straining his hamstring in the first quarter against Milwaukee on Jan.7, returned to the court and it was none too soon for the Jazz. Besides Rubio, Dante Exum and Raul Neto have also been injured, forcing Mitchell to play the point. Associated Presslast_img read more

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ROLL UP FOR BEST OF THE REST

first_imgRank Hovis (stand J201) will feature a working bakery producing a range of samples throughout the four-day show. A team of bakers will be showcasing the versatility and quality of the company’s branded flours through demonstrations in the open bakery, says the company.These will include mini breakfast bacon rolls made from Granary, White Granary, Best of Both and Hovis Wheatgerm, served from 9.30am to 11am, and complemented with a Rombouts coffee. At lunchtime, the bakery will serve bread fresh from the oven and, in the afternoon, there will be mini cream tea scones, made from the newly formulated Polar scone mix, available between 2pm and 3.30pm. Rank Hovis will exhibit a range of mixes including its latest limited edition mix – Honey and White Chocolate Bliss – as well as information about new limited edition mixes for 2006/07.last_img read more

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Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to The Class of ’20 on Tuesday

first_img Previous articleArea water attractions might reopen by the end of the monthNext articleElkhart County wrestling with a polling place problem for the June 2 Primary Tommie Lee Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ WhatsApp Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to The Class of ’20 on Tuesday By Tommie Lee – May 14, 2020 0 305 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ (Source: http://bit.ly/2cbIg0I License: http://bit.ly/2bBHhe9) Kripsy Kreme is giving The Class of 2020 a dozen free donuts next week.The popular donut maker will give a free “Graduate Dozen” to any high school or college senior who wears their cap & gown or any other Class of ’20 gear at their local Krispy Kreme on Tuesday.All week, though, they’ll be selling the Graduate Dozen to customers.According to the Krispy Kreme website, “The 2020 Graduate Dozen includes an assortment of classic varieties: Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled, Strawberry Iced Kreme Filled, Cake Batter Filled, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles, and Yellow Iced Original Glazed Doughnuts.” Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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Election: bakers put Conservatives in first place

first_imgWith six days to go until the election a British Baker poll has placed the Conservatives out in front, commanding 48% of the vote. UKIP comfortably comes second with 24% while Labour trails with 14%. The Green Party is close behind with 12%, while 2% of bakers remain undecided.BBC’s online poll tells a different story, however, as Labour leads by a nose with 33% of the vote in comparison to the Conservatives’ 31%. The traditional two-party race seems to be on once again, with the two front-runners switching between first and second place over the duration of the poll.BBC’s poll puts UKIP third with 17% of the vote, followed by the Liberal Democrats with 8%, the Green Party with 6% and a further 6% who backed other, smaller parties.British Baker spoke to a cross-section of key players in the baking industry to find out what the main fears are ahead of one of the most uncertain elections in Britain.Mike Holling, executive director of the Craft Bakers’ Association, said: “Whoever comes into power needs to reduce the burden of regulations on small businesses.” He also wants to see a government that focuses on education and quality training, while keeping minimum wage at a manageable level for small businesses.Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers, said that food export figures are good and it shows that ministerial interest in that avenue is growing – a positive fact for bakers and other food businesses.However, Chris Ormrod, managing director of Ministry of Cake, displayed concern across many areas from minimum wage to “onerous” business costs and increased taxation. He said: “None of the parties has a really clear business footprint. We don’t have anybody who really understands the challenges of running a small business in the UK.”For more views from the baking industry on the iminent election, see the 1 May issue of British Baker magazine.last_img read more

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Traffic and air pollution most significant triggers of heart attacks worldwide

first_imgEveryday activities such as drinking alcohol or exercising strenuously can raise an individual’s risk of a heart attack, and exposure to more potent triggers such as cocaine can significantly raise risk. But a new study finds that exposure to traffic and air pollution contributes to 12 percent of heart attacks worldwide—the most of any factor. While poor air quality may raise a particular individual’s risk only moderately, the effects add up when spread across a city, according to HSPH’s Andrea Baccarelli, who wrote an editorial that accompanied the study in the online edition of The Lancet on Feb. 24.While previous research has emphasized increased risks to individuals, this study is significant in its emphasis on risks to the broader population, he wrote. “The important message here is that while an individual’s risk from air pollution is moderate or small, each of us is exposed, making the amount of risk intolerable for the entire community,’’ Baccarelli told The Boston Globe.last_img read more

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Tour de Brews: Explore Loudoun’s Beer Scene via the W&OD Trail

first_img Loudoun County is fortunate enough to have multiple ways to navigate around the popular LoCo Ale Trail. For the more active beer drinkers, a great way to explore the county — and the breweries— is by way of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD).The W&OD is a paved trail that runs 45 miles long connecting the bustling city of Washington D.C. to the tranquil countryside of Loudoun County, Virginia. With many breweries just steps away, the trail is perfect for cyclists and craft beer enthusiasts alike. All the breweries along the trail welcome cyclists and it is not uncommon for tasting rooms to have as many bikes parked outside as they do cars!In Loudoun, you can catch the trail in Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg or Purcellville, creating many access points to plan your trip. Plan ahead and hit an entire cluster or bike from town to town for the full LoCo experience.Photo: @staceypriviaCluster #1: Purcellville GatewayRepresenting western Loudoun, the charming town of Purcellville is where the W&OD trail begins! Known as “Everybody’s Home Town,” downtown Purcellville boasts several eclectic boutiques and breweries, including nano-brewery Adroit Theory, known for barrel-aged brews and a rotation of creative flavors! Need a snack? Be sure to swing by local favorite, Monk’s BBQ.Trail Mile Marker: 44.5Belly Love BrewingDragon Hops BrewingTrail Mile Marker: 44.6Adroit Theory Brewing CompanyJack’s Run Brewing CompanyCluster #2: Downtown LeesburgA lot of options await you in historic downtown Leesburg! Just steps off the trail, Leesburg has the largest cluster of breweries all within a mile radius of each other and the trail – talk about easy access! The downtown area is also stocked full with plenty of delicious restaurant options to refuel, including Fireworks Pizza, King Street Oyster Bar and Delirium Cafe!Trail Mile Marker: 34Loudoun Brewing CompanyBike TrAle BrewingDog Money Brewery and RestaurantBlack Walnut BreweryBlack Hoof Brewing CompanyCrooked Run BrewingCluster #3: Dulles Corridor – AshburnHead east on the trail and you will enter Ashburn, home to Old Ox and Lost Rhino. As two of the original bikeable breweries in the area, you will not want to miss these Loudoun staples. Next up, try Ashburn’s newest brewery, The Craft of Brewing, where you can taste unique homebrewer recipes on site!Trail Mile Marker: between 25 & 25.5Old Ox BreweryTrail Mile Marker: 25.5Lost Rhino Brewing CompanyTrail Mile Marker: 25The Craft of BrewingPhoto: @living_the_flavorful_lifeCluster #4: Dulles Corridor – SterlingContinuing east, Sterling offers three more off-the-trail options perfect for a cold refreshing pint! At contract brewery Beltway, try different brands of beer right in their tasting room. Or visit Loudoun’s newest brewery, Rocket Frog. Next door is Crooked Run’s second location where you can order delicious tacos to pair with your craft brew – yum!Trail Mile Marker: between 22 & 22.5Beltway Brewing CompanyTrail Mile Marker: 22.5Crooked Run – SterlingRocket Frog Brewinglast_img read more

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Court Authorizes Extradition of Guatemalan Drug Trafficker to U.S.

first_img Lorenzana Lima, alias “El Patriarca” [The Patriarch], is considered the head of the family business and was arrested on April 26, 2011. “The decision was issued unanimously, and it should be noted that the court did not address the question of the suspect’s guilt, but only the basis for the request” for extradition, Álvarez, the president of the Third Criminal Trial Court, told local press. A Guatemalan court has authorized the extradition to the United States of alleged Guatemalan drug boss Elio Lorenzana Cordón, accused of membership in a drug-trafficking organization, the chief judge, Saúl Álvarez, announced. By Dialogo February 23, 2012 Lorenzana Cordón was arrested on November 8, 2011, at his residence in El Llano, in the department of Zacapa, around 170 km east of the capital, on charges of conspiracy to import five or more kilos of drugs into U.S. territory. According to the charges, the Lorenzanas worked for Guatemalan drug boss Otto Herrera, arrested in Colombia, from where he was transferred to the United States to face 92 drug-trafficking counts, since he was one of that country’s ten most wanted criminals. According to the criminal complaint, Lorenzana Cordón has been under investigation by the United States since 1999 and is suspected of having received, stored, and transported drugs by land, together with his family. The suspect’s father, Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, is also in custody and sought by U.S. law enforcement. last_img read more

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LIRR Train Hits Car in Brentwood, Service Suspended

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road service is suspended in both directions between the Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma branches after a non-passenger train hit a vehicle Tuesday morning.The westbound equipment train collided with the car just east of the Brentwood station shortly after 10 a.m., a LIRR spokesman said.Based on information from previous incidents the railroad said train service will remain suspended for several hours.The railroad has yet to release the condition of anyone involved in the crash.last_img read more