Historic heat in the South will give way to frosty weekend for Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — After a spate of record highs, there’s at least one more day of heat in the South. There were nearly 150 all-time October records set Thursday from the South to the Midwest and into the Northeast. Raleigh, North Carolina, hit 100 degrees Thursday to reach not only the highest temperature ever recorded there in October, but the hottest temperature there this summer.In Macon, Georgia, it hit 102 degrees — the hottest October temperature ever recorded there. Macon also had 126 days of more than 90 degrees this year, setting a new record. Atlanta reached the hottest October temperature again Thursday at 98 degrees. That made it 91 days this year in the 90s in Atlanta, tying the all-time record.Friday will bring one more day of historic heat, with many areas in the South once again forecast to hit all-time October highs. After that a cool-down will come to the South, with highs falling into the 80s for most this weekend. The cool air will end the heat wave in the South, bringing the first frost and freeze of the season for some in the Northeast and the Great Lakes.Freeze and frost alerts have been issued for Friday night into Saturday morning for 10 states from Michigan to Massachusetts. Some areas will dip below freezing, ending the growing season there. Meanwhile, a flood alert is being issued for the Southwest. Up to 4 inches of rain fell in eastern New Mexico and the Texas panhandle in the last 24 hours, producing some flash flooding there.Flood alerts continue early Friday morning for southern New Mexico and western Texas as more rain moved through. Deep tropical moisture will continue Friday morning, and we are expecting another 2-3 inches of rain just south of Albuquerque, with flash flooding and mudslides possible.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New storm to bring severe weather across the South

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Over the weekend there were 22 reported tornadoes in three states; six in Illinois, 10 in Iowa and six in Arkansas with significant to major damage reported in all three states. Some of the worst damage this weekend was on Saturday in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where an EF-3 tornado was on the ground for 12.6 miles. It was 600 yards wide and it was on the ground for 16 minutes. This is the strongest such tornado in Arkansas since 2014. Strong tornadoes like EF-3’s are not that common in Arkansas and since 2000 only 24 such tornadoes have occurred in the state. The storm that brought all the tornadoes this past weekend is moving through the Northeast and the Great Lakes with rain and some snow, but no severe weather is expected there. Our attention now turns to the southern Plains and the Gulf Coast where a new storm system will bring more severe weather next two days.On Monday morning, the storm system is just moving out of the Rockies and joining a warm front along the Gulf Coast.Later Monday, severe weather is expected from the Plains into the Gulf Coast states from Kansas to Mississippi where damaging winds and large hail will be the biggest threat.On Tuesday, the storm system moves into the eastern Gulf Coast states from Alabama to Georgia and into northern Florida. The biggest treat there will be damaging winds and also a slightly higher tornado threat.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Amicable end to over half of union disputes

first_img Half the number of disputed union recognition cases taken by employers and unions to the advisory service Acas were settled amicably last year.Before 1998, agreement of full trade union recognition was the outcome in only around one-third of cases.Acas was asked to assist in 260 union recognition disputes, double the number on average during the 1990s, which is a result of the introduction of the statutory right to union recognition.Brian Towers, professor of industrial relations at Nottingham Business School, said, “While membership (of unions) is highly unlikely to reach the 1979 heyday of 12 million, there is now clear evidence of a modest, but encouraging revival.”Towers urged unions to seek voluntary agreements because enforced recognition “holds risks for both sides”.“For employers and employees, workplace relations could be strained. Losing a few high-profile ballots could damage a union’s reputation and the perception of union recognition as a whole.”www.acas.org.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Amicable end to over half of union disputesOn 19 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Firms relocate to fill jobs gap

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Nearly a third of manufacturers in the South East are considering relocation because of regional labour shortages, according to a survey by the Tees Valley Development Company (TVDC). The survey of 200 companies suggests that the North-South divide in the manufacturing industry is beginning to close. Only 13 per cent of northern manufacturers claim the availability of workforce is a major restraint on growth, compared with 29 per cent in the South. In the services sector, traditionally a stronghold in the South East, 19 per cent of companies said they have difficulties finding staff.Neil Etherington, chief executive of the TVDC, said, “Congestion in the south-east labour market is having a profound effect on the rest of the UK. Companies are starting to look at areas where there is the support and willpower to get people back to work.” Firms relocate to fill jobs gapOn 16 Jan 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Career coach: Maximising training through coaching

first_imgCoaching is fast becoming one of the most effective ways of ensuring thatnew skills learned on training courses are used back in the workplace. A numberof companies are now using targeted post-course coaching sessions to ensurethat learners really apply the skills they learn in the classroom. All change We all know the story. We attend a training course, come back really excitedand ready to change, and only a month after the event we find ourselves backwhere we were before. We are all full of good intentions when ideas are new and fresh. But whathappens later when they are not so fresh, when you have questions or when youcome up against resistance? Coaching can be used to tackle these problems. Cement learning after training Research conducted by the International Personnel Management Associationrevealed that after training, productivity increased by 22 per cent. However,when training was combined with coaching the productivity increase was astaggering 88 per cent. Impressive figures, but productivity is not the only benefit to come out ofpost-course coaching. Research has found that when learners receive coachingsessions they have: – used the knowledge delivered in the course and are continuing to use theinformation – created habits to incorporate the new learning – involved their managers with the changes they have made and had theirperformance assessed against them – a greater sense of pride and achievement. Learners also stated that they felt more valued as a result of the focusedindividual attention that coaching gave them. How is it done? Stage 1 It is important that the learner, with their manager, establishes key goalsbefore the course is attended. By doing this, the learner starts to follow thecoaching process by setting the targets themselves. This creates a huge amountof buy-in and sets the learner off to a focused and motivated start. Stage 2 During training, the learner will devise an action plan to show how they canuse what they have learned back in the workplace. This ideally would be aproject or task that uses all or some of the new skills. It also means thatresults are easy to see and measure. Stage 3 Post-course coaching sessions are set at two weeks, six weeks and threemonths after the training event. During these sessions, the coach willencourage the learner to lead the conversation and discuss their work on theaction plan. Any questions or issues the learner has can be ironed out and arevised or new action plan is written. The final word So, when effective training is coupled with formal coaching, the benefitsare truly maximised. Not only this, but if a manager continues to use acoaching style as part of their performance management process, the benefitsattained from post-training coaching can be transferred to every aspect of thatlearner’s development. This not only saves time and energy, but allows thelearner to really become focused and passionate about their own performance. Further reading Effective Coaching by Myles Downey. Published by Texere (ISBN 1-58799-120-9)By Diane Seaborne, director at training and coaching specialistsTransphorm Ltd, www.transphorm.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Career coach: Maximising training through coachingOn 23 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

USS Elrod Recovers 89 Bales of Cocaine in Support of Operation Martillo

first_imgGuided missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) recovered 89 bales of cocaine in support of Operation Martillo on April 20 in the Western Caribbean Sea.An SH-60B Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 60 Det. 3, embarked on board Elrod responded after receiving a transmission from a P-3 operated by U.S. Customs Border Protection.Elrod joined in pursuit, along with authorities from Panama, as two 40-foot twin-engine vessels tried to evade authorities in the waters of the Western Caribbean, resulting in the drugs being subsequently jettisoned into the sea.The Navy-Coast Guard response team recovered 89 bales of cocaine, weighing 4,840 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $362 million.“I am very proud of the teamwork and collaborative effort between the ship, our air detachment and our USCG Law Enforcement Detachment,” said Cmdr. Jack Killman, Elrod’s commanding officer. “Our mission is clear; to disrupt illicit trafficking that jeopardizes the safety in the region and ultimately our own national security.”This seizure is in addition to the 1,000 lbs. recovered by Elrod March 22.Operation Martillo (Spanish for ‘hammer’) is a U.S., European and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, a component of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Operation Martillo is a component of the U.S. government’s coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to combat transnational organized crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations. It does so by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 30, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Recovers April 30, 2012 View post tag: Cocaine View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS View post tag: Martillo USS Elrod Recovers 89 Bales of Cocaine in Support of Operation Martillo View post tag: Navy View post tag: 89 View post tag: Bales View post tag: operation View post tag: Support View post tag: Elrod Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Elrod Recovers 89 Bales of Cocaine in Support of Operation Martillo View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

A* offers favour independent school pupils

first_imgOxford’s decision not to make offers for places based on the new A* grade at A level seemed justified yesterday, as it emerged that privately educated students were significantly more likely to achieve the new top grade than those at state schools.Early indications suggest that pupils at private schools were this year three times more likely to receive the A* grade than those not paying for their education. 30% of the total number of A* grades went to pupils at private schools, despite their accounting for only 14% of entries. Comprehensive schools also achieved 30% of the A* grades, but they accounted for 43% of entries.One student, who will begin studying medicine at Oxford in October, said, “I received four A*s, but I am glad that my offer did not put additional pressure on me to achieve them. I didn’t think I would do this well, and would have been devastated to miss out on my place.”Only four universities – Cambridge, UCL, Imperial and Warwick – opted for offers including the A* grade this year. Cambridge, which made most students an offer of A*AA this year, said when adopting the measure that it would also be making “non-standard” offers to students whose background merited them, including to those whose schools did not have a history of sending pupils on to higher education.last_img read more

My Career

first_imgEmmanuel Hadjiandreou, bakery director, Judges Bakery, HastingsWhat do you do on a day-to-day basis?I run the bakery department at Judges Bakery in Hastings, heading up a team of two bakers and three pastry chefs. The bakers start at 1am and generally finish at 9am making sponge-and-dough white, wholemeal and malted breads, as well as sourdough loaves such as seven-seed, walnut and baguettes. The pastry team starts at 7am and go on until around 3pm. The sponge is fermented in a retarder for about 24 hours and the sourdough gets about 12 hours in the retarder, then eight or nine hours fermenting in the bakery. Everything we make is organic and most of it is sold through the shop.How did you get started in bakery?I’m 42 now and started baking when I was 17 so that’s 25 years in the business. I’m from South Africa originally and did a three-year apprenticeship in German-style baking in Cape Town, which had a big focus on pastry. I then travelled with my wife, working in various countries.When did you come to the UK?We first got here about 12 years ago and I ended up working for The Savoy as a baker, making rolls for their functions and the restaurant, as well as lots of croissants and Viennoiserie. It was hard work bake, sleep, bake, sleep. After that, I worked at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants Royal Hospital Road and Petrus, which was just as tough, making rolls, macaroons and brioches. I survived there for nine months before joining Flour Power City and going on to do some teaching at Kensington and Chelsea College.You’ve been about a bit then?Definitely. It has been really good to have lots of different experiences. One of the highlights of my career was setting up the bakery at Daylesford Organic’s farm shop in Gloucestershire. It was a complete shell and I was given total control of the project. That was a real turning point in my career.Working at Judges was also another highlight. The bakery was a conventional high street bakery, making simple products such as bloomers and sandwich loaves. We’ve kept those, but also introduced more complicated goods and moved to organic production.What does the future hold?Next month I’m leaving Judges to head up the School of Artisan Food’s bakery courses, including the bakery modules of its new Diploma in Artisan Food Production. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Judges, but I’m looking forward to a new challenge.last_img read more

Follow: Truck Series qualifying, 6:15 p.m. ET

first_imgWATCH: Preview Show for Dover’s AAA 400 View all articles Article intro Follow live: Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light pole qualifying at Las Vegas, 6:15 p.m. ET. READ: Paint Scheme Preview; see Kenseth’s wrap View all photos FULL SERIES COVERAGE READ: Dover’s Top 10 Monstrous moments View all videos WATCH: Throwback: Dale Jr. wins, Sept. 2011 MORE:last_img

PHOTOS: Keller Williams’ Pettygrass With The Hillbender And Derek Blake At The Mish

first_imgOn September 8th, Keller Williams hosted a full night of music at The Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, Colorado. The evening consisted of a set from Keller Williams’ Pettygrass, flexing bluegrass versions of Tom Petty hits, featuring The Hillbenders, and a Keller Williams solo set, with Derek Blake.As Keller Williams once said, “There is nothing like a room full of people singing along to the same song.” He continued about the project, “In 2015, I put together a set of Tom Petty songs to be done bluegrass at a benefit for my local S.P.C.A. I had so much fun putting the project together, it brought a wave of joy over me singing these songs. With his untimely passing, these songs have been pushed to the forefront of my mind and is seems like as good a time as any to celebrate, publicly, the hits of Tom Petty.”Photographer Conrad Meyer was on the scene, and you can view his photos in the gallery below.Keller Williams’ Pettygrass | The Mishawaka | 9/8/18 | Photos: Conrad Meyer Load remaining images Photo: Conrad Meyerlast_img read more