Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article How can I tell if promotion is likely?On 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Ihave several interesting sounding job interviews lined up and wonder if youhave any ideas for questions I should ask them which would help me decide whichof them is likely to provide the best opportunity for promotion.LouiseWhite, consultant, EJ Human Resources, writes:Althoughyou want to indicate you are ambitious, be careful as the employer has a job tofill and may well be wary employing someone who is chomping at the bit to getpromotion. Itis important to ask about the structures in place for career development andthe training on offer. Ask the interviewer about their own career path withinthe company, whether jobs are advertised internally and the long-termdevelopment opportunities for the role. It may also be prudent to ask whetheryour superior is new to their role. If they are, this could impact on yourchances for promotion in the near futurePeterWilford, consultant, Chiumento, writes:Soundingout promotional prospects is a bit of a two-edged sword in interviews; fine ifthe organisation concerned is recruiting a talent bank for the future, not sogood if the immediate job is attractive but has little prospect for furtheradvancement.Asan employee you have certain demands which employers have to recognise, one ofwhich is what is the company doing about self-development for its employees.You should ask the following questions: – What opportunities are there to learnand grow? Who will I talk to about my progress? Is there someone in the workplacewho will encourage my development and in what way? How do you see my careerprogressing within the organisation? How do you feel about supporting mydevelopment needs? Are cross divisional/country/company moves possible? Youshould also ask yourself: – What do I really want from the job? Will I be happyin the organisation?Finally,find out what happened to the previous two or three incumbents. If they movedon outside the company within a year of joining, danger bells should start toring, however if they moved on to bigger and better roles within theorganisation, then it could be one of the roles used to nurture new talent.Rememberthat the percentage of people leaving employers because this area is not beingtackled seriously enough is now extremely high – employers have to ensure thatpersonal development is high on their agendaMargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:Whynot ask things like: “What development opportunities have been givento staff in the department recently?” or “How do you identifyand develop people who are keen expand their skills and abilities?”or” What growth is the organisation experiencing and what knock-on isthis having for staff who show some aptitude for extraresponsibility?” Related posts:No related photos.
Mountain Jam! Les Brers 3/24/16 Pat Bergeson, Jack Pearson, Butch Trucks, Bruce Katz, Oteil Burbridge, Jaimoe, Marc Quiñones, Lamar WilliamsPosted by Heather Gillis on Friday, March 25, 2016 The newest project to come out of the Allman Brothers Band is Les Brers, complete with Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones, Jack Pearson, Pat Bergeson, Bruce Katz, and Lamar Williams, Jr. After playing together for the first time as “Butch Trucks & Friends” at the Peach Music Festival last summer, they made their debut as an official band in Macon, GA two nights ago at the Cox Capitol Theatre, as a benefit concert for the Big House Museum.Watch Members Of The Allman Brothers Make Their Debut As Les BrersLes Brers returned to the stage last night for another exciting evening of music. The room, even more packed than the night before, filled with Allman Brothers’ friends, family, and fans, all who carried a contagious buzz from the infectious energy coming from the stage. Returning to ABB staples, the night opened with “Hot ‘Lanta” and soared through “Ain’t Wasting Time,” “Dreams,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” even incorporating Bruce Katz original, “Just An Expression,” and Dr. John classic, “Gilded Splinters” in a set filled with several decades worth of material. The highlight of the evening was a rip-roaring “Mountain Jam” encore, featuring some incredible guitar-work between Pearson, who played with ABB from 1997-99, and his guitar mate Pat Bergeson. Watch the 24-minute jam, courtesy of Heather Gillis: “I Can Fix It”Sentimental about the weekend, Trucks shared his thoughts on his Facebook page from the Atlanta airport:“I knew that Les Brers was going to be good but DAMN!!!! We did stuff I wouldn’t have believed. So great to really jam and jam with people who have the guts to leap off the cliff and soar with the eagles or, as happened once last night, hit the ground, pick ourselves up and go somewhere we’ve never been before. Thank you Jaimoe, Oteil, Marc, Jack, Lamar, Bruce, Pat and Jamie and Tad. Will see you all for the midnight set, Friday April 15, at Wanee. Be ready to PLAY ALL NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!”As mentioned, Les Brers will be playing at Wanee Music Festival in April and again at the Peach Music Festival in August. A reliable source also has expressed that Boston, NYC, Philly and a South East run are all in the works for later this year. We look forward to confirming more dates with Les Brers.Butch and Oteil will also be hosting Roots Rock Revival, a 4-day adventure into the world of southern rock, as a pre-Peach-party, complete with daily musical workshops and late-night jams alongside North Mississippi Allstars brothers Luther Dickinson & Cody Dickinson, legendary saxophonist Bill Evans, the one-and-only Col. Bruce Hampton, as well as Roosevelt Collier, Bruce Katz, Sister Sparrow, and many more. Settled in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve, you don’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity!Les Brers @ The Cox Capitol Theatre 3/24/16:Hot ‘LantaAin’t Wasting TimeStand BackJust An ExpressionTrouble No MorePlease Call HomeAny DayHold On What You GotDreamsJessicaI Can Fix ItGilded SplintersEvery Hungry WomanIn Memory of Elizabeth ReedE: Mountain Jam[photo via @brianwhitley1] read more
Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan said they had seized power in the strategically-important Central Asian country on Tuesday after taking control of government buildings in the capital during protests over a parliamentary election.President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said the country, which hosts a Russian air base and a large Canadian-controlled gold mine, was facing an attempted coup d’etat. He ordered security forces not to open fire protesters however.One person was killed and 590 wounded in unrest overnight, the government said. The opposition said it had freed Almazbek Atambayev, a former president jailed on corruption charges, and was already discussing the line-up of a provisional government. Topics : It was not clear what role, if any, Atambayev would receive, and Jeenbekov, the sitting president, showed no immediate signs of relinquishing power.Kyrgyzstan borders China and is a close ally of Russia and has long been a platform for geopolitical competition between Moscow, Washington and Beijing. It has a history of political volatility – two of its presidents have been toppled by revolts in the past 15 years.Burnt out cars littered Bishkek, the capital, on Tuesday morning after protesters took control of the main government building, known as the White House, which briefly caught fire before emergency services put out the blaze.Debris from inside, including government papers, and office furniture, was strewn outside after protesters ransacked parts of it. Interior Minister Kashkar Junushaliyev did not show up for work on Tuesday, a ministry spokesman said, saying that Kursan Asanov, an opposition politician and a former senior security official, had taken over as acting interior minister.Police had been ordered to ensure citizens’ safety and prevent clashes and looting, the same spokesman said.Trouble erupted on Monday after police used teargas and water cannon to disperse thousands of people demonstrating against the results of a parliamentary election on Sunday which they demanded be annulled.Western observers said the election, which appeared to have handed most seats to two establishment parties supporting closer links between the former Soviet republic and Russia, had been marred by vote buying.One of the parties was close to Jeenbekov, the president.Police had broken up one protest late on Monday, but protesters later returned to Bishkek’s central square and broke into the White House, which houses both the president and parliament, local news websites Akipress and 24.kg reported.Protesters then broke into the headquarters of the State Committee on National Security and freed former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was sentenced to a lengthy prison term this year on corruption charges after falling out with Jeenbekov, his successor.Opposition groups took over several more buildings, including the mayor’s office, and appointed their own acting head of national security, acting prosecutor general and a commandant of Bishkek though it was unclear how much actual power they wielded.Protesters also freed several former senior officials jailed under Jeenbekov, including ex-prime minister Sapar Isakov and Atambayev’s former chief of staff Farid Niyazov.Several provincial governors have resigned, according to local media reports which said public rallies had begun on Tuesday in several provincial centres, most of them anti-government.Jeenbekov’s supporters were gathering in the southern city of Osh, the same reports said, where his brother Asylbek Jeenbekov called for unity and order. read more
“Our guys drove and got hit all game,” Rivers told reporters after the game. “Lou (Williams) got killed and no call. Austin gets hit and no call. … Our guys played their hearts out, but for them to shoot that many more free throws than us, and we’re the team attacking it just doesn’t make basketball sense to me.”To further grind Rivers’ gears, his team led at halftime then watched the Rockets go 7 for 8 from the free-throw line in the third quarter while the Clippers attempted none.The Rockets outscored the Clippers by eight in the quarter.The Rockets then went 4 for 6 from the line in the fourth quarter while the Clippers went 2 for 2. Houston had 11 points from the line in the second half, and the Clippers had two.“They shot 41 3’s; we shot 18,” Rivers said. “We doubled them in the amount of points in the paint and it was 24-8 in free throws (Houston actually shot 23). That’s a joke. That is a complete joke.” Their big lead was short-lived though, as Houston scored the next 12 points, powered by 3-pointers on consecutive possessions by Gordon, to go on top 68-66. Gordon also had a nice play near the end of the run when he grabbed a rebound and chucked a long pass down the court to Clint Capela (19 points, 12 rebounds, six blocked shots), who finished with a basket in the lane.Rivers ended a more than three-minute scoring drought by the Clippers not long after that to tie it again.The game remained tied a couple of minutes later before the Rockets closed the quarter with a 6-2 run to take a 78-74 lead into the fourth quarter.TIP-INSRockets: Ryan Anderson missed his ninth straight game with a sore left hip. … Chris Paul got a technical foul early in the third quarter for complaining about not getting a foul call.Clippers: It was the 30th time Harris has scored 20 or more points this season. … DeAndre Jordan had eight points and 18 rebounds. … The Clippers were just 4 for 18 from 3-point range.UP NEXTRockets: Visit New Orleans on Saturday night.Clippers: Visit Oklahoma City on Friday night. Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 29 points and Rivers had 20.There was no celebrating a division title in Houston’s locker room.“It’s good, but not this year. We want that No. 1 seed and that’s the main goal right now,” Gordon said.The Rockets have won 27 of their last 30 games and need just one win to match their total of 55 from last season. But Houston has no intention of letting up in these last 14 games as the Rockets try to remain ahead of Golden State for the top seed in the Western Conference.“It was a good win for us,” former Clipper Chris Paul said. “We know that team over there is fighting for their playoff lives and we knew we were going to get a good shot from them.”The Clippers scored six points in a row, with the last four from Jawun Evans, to tie it at 80 early in the fourth quarter. Houston got 3-pointers from Eric Gordon and Luc Mbah a Moute in an 8-2 run after that to make it 88-82 with 8-1/2 minutes left.Houston led by four later in the fourth before Harden made a 3-pointer to make it 93-86 midway through the quarter. Houston maintained a lead of seven or eight points for the next few minutes before the late run by the Clippers.The Clippers led by four at halftime and scored the first seven points of the third quarter to make it 58-47. Houston scored five quick points after that, but the Clippers used an 8-2 run to extend the lead to 66-54 with seven minutes left in the period.Related Articles Clippers’ rocky road has still made for an enjoyable season for Doc Rivers Milos Teodosic finding a home during his rookie season with Clippers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousHouston Rockets’ Luc Mbah a Moute, left, tries to keep the ball from Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Rockets’ James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan (6) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (3) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LA Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell, top, Wesley Johnson, center, and Houston Rockets’ Nene, bottom, reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) shoots as Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) shoots as Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson (33) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Nene (42) goes up for a shot as LA Clippers’ Sam Dekker (7) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers (25) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Rockets’ James Harden glides in for a layup as the Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) defends during the first half of Thursday’s game in Houston. Harden scored 24 points to lead the Rockets to a 101-96 victory. Harris led all scorers with 29. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers argues a call by the officials during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon (10) drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell (0) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan (6) and Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (3) battle for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon (10) shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ Luc Mbah a Moute (12) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers (25) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) celebrates with the crowd during the closing seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Luc Mbah a Moute, left, tries to keep the ball from Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NextShow Caption1 of 20Houston Rockets’ Luc Mbah a Moute, left, tries to keep the ball from Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 101-96. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ExpandHOUSTON — James Harden scored 24 points, Eric Gordon added 23 and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Clippers for a 101-96 victory that left Clippers coach Doc Rivers fuming on Thursday night.The Clippers scored six straight points, with four from Austin Rivers, to cut the lead to a basket with less than a minute left. But on the next possession, Harden stepped back and knocked down a long two-pointer with Rivers in his face to make it 100-96.Rivers missed a 3-pointer after that before Harden made one of two free throws with 6.2 seconds left to secure the victory. The victory, coupled with a loss by the Pelicans to the Spurs, wrapped up the Southwest Division title for the Rockets.It was Houston’s third straight win and snaps a three-game winning streak for the Clippers, who could face the Rockets in a best-of-7 first-round playoff series next month. As if that series wouldn’t already have enough natural storylines, Rivers’ unhappiness with the officiating on Thursday certainly adds another layer. Montrezl Harrell gives Clippers a jolt of energy in reserve role read more
A man confirmed to a wheelchair was shot and killed Saturday night, according to West Palm Beach Police.The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. along the 1100 block of 17th St. Authorities have identified the victim as 28-year-old Devonte Lanard Davis. First responders found him in the wheelchair, and pronounced him dead on the scene.Detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide.In addition, evidence leads them to believe this was a targeted attack.Police say the incident happened as numerous people, including Davis, were lighting fireworks on the street.Anyone with information is asked to call the West Palm Beach Police Department at (561) 822-1900 or Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
1 Apr 2016 England Golf Partnership backs Community Golf The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is backing Community Golf to offer more opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled people to play the game in Surrey and parts of Sussex, Kent and London. Community Golf was founded three years ago by PGA professional Richard Shaw who, with his team, believe that golf is a game that everyone should have the opportunity to play and be involved in. They offer programmes to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and have developed links with schools for children with special needs and with community organisations reaching out to the lonely and socially isolated. Community Golf runs outreach and club based programmes and has partnered with four golf clubs so far, to offer follow-on sessions, events and holiday camps: Epsom GC; Selsdon Park GC, near Croydon; Milford GC, near Guildford; and The Oaks GC, near Sutton. Currently 320 people are involved in weekly golf, with many more being given a taste of the game, and it wants to involve more clubs and volunteers to increase the work that they can do. The new partnership will give support to Community Golf from England Golf and Golf Foundation officers and links with County Sports Partnerships. Richard Shaw (pictured) commented: “I am really excited about this. We all share the same ambition to grow the game and this will help us to reach new groups and new people who haven’t had access to golf before.” Jamie Blair, England Golf’s Disability Manager, said: “The England Golf Partnership recognise the work of Community Golf in getting more disabled people active through the sport in their local setting.” “By working more closely together we will create stronger links to more golf facilities so that disabled people get the opportunity, if they would like it, to move on to playing within these facilities. We want to combine the strengths of local deliverers who can activate the community and clubs who want to create stronger links within their locality.” The Community Golf approach is creating many enthusiasts. Anne, 54, who joined a session at the Surrey Choices Woking Resource Centre, commented: “This is really addictive”. While Molly, a 14-year-old pupil at St Catherine’s Girls School, confessed: “I hate golf – but this was fun!” Meanwhile, Bailey, a 12-year-old schoolboy, has made a real difference to older people in Crawley, West Sussex. He was challenged by his school to raise money for a charity and, with cake sales and sponsored activities, made £330 which he gave to Age UK Crawley. The charity used the money to treat their members to play in the Community Golf Spring League and, said Richard Shaw: “They are now enjoying the health and social benefits that the sport has to offer and unbelievably the average age of the group is 83.6!” Click here to find out more about Community Golf activities and opportunities to join its team as an activator or volunteer. The England Golf Partnership brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England National Lottery funding. The Partnership’s Whole Sport Plan for golf aims to increase and widen participation in golf, from grass roots to elite level. read more