Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. US payroll and coaching experts gain best pay risesOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Specialists in payroll, training and diversity in the US received the bestpay rises in HR in 2000, according to research. The joint research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) andWilliam M Mercer shows that technical trainers’ pay has increased by 15.2 percent last year to around $58,100 (£41,000) while diversity managers’ pay hasgone up 11.5 per cent to around $90,000 (£64,000). The more widespread HR roles saw a wide range of median pay increases,ranging from 8.7 per cent for a payroll manager to 2 per cent for acompensation analyst or HR generalist. Lower-level positions, including administrative, clerical, and generalistroles, received pay increases of 2 per cent or less. Patricia Schaeffer, senior compensation consultant at William M Mercer,said, “The economic uncertainty appears to be holding down pay increasesin certain areas where qualified HR talent is more readily available, includingmany of the entry-level positions. “However, in certain areas – including jobs requiring specialisedskills, such as corporate security and HR information systems – pay rose at afairly brisk pace.” Several new roles were included in the survey, including immigration andexpatriate services manager and HR service centre representative. Debra Cohen, director of research for SHRM, said, “These new jobsreflect the evolving role of HR. The increasing globalisation of the workforcehas caused a number of companies to create new positions specifically to dealwith immigration and expatriate issues. The addition of the service centrepositions reflects the new and different ways that HR delivers services to itscustomers.” The survey gathered data from 1,156 companies and 103 different HR roles,ranging from senior management to clerical positions. www.shrm.org
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Yoshimar Yotun had a goal and an assist to help Orlando City beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Sunday night for its franchise-record sixth consecutive win.Lamine Sane headed home a corner kick from Yotun in the 63rd minute to give Orlando City (6-2-1) a 2-1 lead. It was the first MLS goal for the 31-year-old defender, who signed with Orlando City on Feb. 20.Real Salt Lake’s Corey Baird chipped it over a sliding Joe Bendik into a wide-open net to open the scoring in the 12th minute. Damir Kreilach’s arcing pass from midfield led Baird into the left side of the area, where he raced past Sane for the finish.Dom Dwyer made it 1-1 in the 60th minute, heading home a cross from Sacha Kljestan for his sixth goal — second most in MLS — in six games this season. Yotun, from the near the spot, hammered home the rebound of a shot by Dom Dwyer to cap the scoring in the 78th.Bendik had eight saves, his most since recording 10 stops on April 24, 2016.Real Salt Lake (3-5-1) in winless in its last nine road games. May 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Orlando City tops Real Salt Lake 3-1 for 6th straight win Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer Associated Press
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 14, Minnesota 3Kansas City 4, Texas 2Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 4L.A. Angels 9, Seattle 3Boston at N.Y. Yankees 7:05 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3San Francisco 3, Miami 1Colorado 11, Arizona 10; 10 InningsMilwaukee 11, Pittsburgh 5L.A. Dodgers 2, N.Y. Mets 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSToronto 118, Golden State 109Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/30/19 Written by Beau Lund
Tags: Big Sky/Bodie Hume/Jonah Radebaugh/Northern Colorado Bears/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Bodie Hume hit a dagger 3-pointer with six seconds remaining and Jonah Radebaugh added an insurance free throw as Northern Colorado fended off Southern Utah 68-66.Hume scored 16 points with four 3-pointers and Radebaugh scored 19, grabbed 10 rebounds and made five assists as Northern Colorado survived a Southern Utah comeback.The Thunderbirds trailed by 14 at the half but fought back into a 64-64 tie with 38 seconds to go. John Knight III led Southern Utah with a career-high 23 points. February 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Hume, Radebaugh ice N. Colorado’s 68-66 win over S. Utah Written by Associated Press
Christ Church 15 – 17 Trinity/LMH After a titanic match, in which the pressure of the occasion seemed at times to overwhelm both sides, it was eventually Trinity/LMH that emerged victorious. In doing so they secured their own place in the top flight and at the same time consigning Christ Church to the second Division for next season. The result left the two sides tied on four points, and by virtue of their victory today, Trinity/LMH will remain in Division One next Michaelmas. The game began on an even footing, and with some hard running around the fringes of the ruck Trinity/LMH began to make some inroads into the Christ Church defence. However, they could not escape some committed tackling, and after this early assault the momentum began to shift towards the home side. The penalty count was high from both sides, but Trinity/LMH began to find themselves pushed further and further back into their own twenty-two. By the twenty minute mark, they were fighting doggedly in defence, unable to hold onto the ball for more than a phase or two. However, Christ Church had problems of their own, they were finding it impossible to get point on the board, and although the defence they faced was solid, they were not making it easy for themselves. Lineouts were missed, the ball was dropped and penalties were conceded. Two kicks at goal were missed, and several opportunities for tries went begging. Just as it seemed as though the first score was never coming, suddenly a flash of brilliance. A turnover, a blindside break by captain Christopher Perfect and quick ball spread out wide saw Christ Church full back Jamie Holdoway going over in the corner. The relief was palpable, even though the conversion was missed, the Christ Church side seemed to think that a corner had been turned. However, almost directly from the kick off Trinity/LMH scored almost under the posts, and when their fly-half knocked over a penalty on top of the conversion, suddenly Christ Church found themselves five points down at the change of ends, and ruing the missed chances of the first half. The second half was a far more evenly contested, and the introduction of flanker Ian Horn gave an extra impetus to Christ Church in both the defence and attack. When a cleverly worked move with Horn running down the five-metre channel of a lineout resulted in a try, the scores were level and a thrilling last half an hour was set up. Trinity/LMH gained the advantage when Christ Church scrum half Gareth Davies was sent to the sin-bin, and looked to have sealed the tie with a try in the corner, only for the referee to disallow it for double movement. The decisive moment came with a penalty try, the Christ Church pack penalised for collapsing a scrum on the five metre line. This set up a desperate last five minutes, with iconic Christ Church centre Duncan Chiah forcing a score out on the left. Fly half Ashley Gillard stepped up to take the kick that would keep his side in the First Division, but it fell agonisingly short, and his side will have to begin next year in the second division.by Jack Marsh
A new charitable social media craze that has been compared to the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ phenomenon was designed by two Oxford undergraduates, with a team of fellow students.Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’s #SmearforSmear campaign, which has been endorsed by a range of celebrities, from Stephen Fry to Rita Ora, is aiming to raise awareness and debunk myths about smear tests.The charity is asking people to smear lipstick on their cheek, take a selfie and then upload the photo to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Pembroke linguist Marianna Spring and New College human scientist Katherine Tomsett designed the campaign during a Girls’ Day Schools Trust Young Leaders Conference in September 2013.The Oxford students developed the idea with their team during the conference’s competition to design marketing campaigns for leading charities, including Jo’s Trust.Inspired by the no make-up selfies that were circulating on Facebook and the connotations of the word smear with lipstick, the idea of #smearforsmear was devised.Tomsett and Spring’s team’s idea went on to win the competition and left a lasting impression on the students and the charity.Tomsett told Cherwell, “I am thrilled with the response the campaign has had online. Cervical cancer kills thousands of women each year, and leaves survivors infertile in a large number of cases.”“The majority of the time, it can be prevented if it’s picked up early enough, so the importance of attending smear tests can’t be stressed enough. I’m just happy that something of which I was a part could potentially save lives.”Surrey economics student Rebecca Waters collaborated with the two during the Young Leaders Conference.She said, “Working with Jo’s Trust helped me learn about the cancer and the statistics that come with it, all of which shocked me.”“We ultimately designed a great concept that I personally feel very proud of, which has now been developed and actually put in place by Jo’s Trust.”Maddy Durrant, Communications Manager at Jo’s Trust, worked with the girls at the Young Leaders Conference and helped launch the current trend to coincide with Cervical Cancer Prevention week.She commented, “After the conference, their idea was on my mind a lot and I kept mulling it over for a long time.”“Their contribution sparked my imagination and lay the foundations for what followed. It was such a great idea and I always knew that we had to use it in some shape or form.”Durrant hopes that the #SmearforSmear campaign will encourage more women to attend their smear test appointments, citing the fact that one third of women aged 25-29 fail to attend planned smear tests.She commented, “Hopefully this campaign will push boundaries of understanding and ensure more women go for smear tests.”French and Italian student Emma Obertelli, who had her first smear test last year, said, “I’m really glad I went. Once you’ve seen the doctor for one intimate thing it doesn’t seem like such a big deal to go again.”
30, of Bayonne, passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2016, while visiting relatives in his hometown of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Jose served his country proudly in the United States Navy. Jose is survived by his wife Deborah; his children, Isaiah and Deborah; his parents, Jose A. and Silvia Jerez; his brother Samuel; his sister Sandy Jerez; his uncles, Luis, Leopoldo, Mario, and Jorge; his aunts, Adela, Mayra, and Emeralda. Also survived by many cousins and friends. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.
John Walton, center, holding the American flag, leads the celebration during the 2017 Business Persons Plunge. By Donald WittkowskiAs usual, he will wear his tailor-made black suit, a tie and dress shoes. He will also be carrying his trademark leather briefcase.Ocean City real estate broker John Walton will look very much the part of a serious businessman who is ready to close a big deal on Friday, May 24.But don’t expect to see him huddled in his office on that day. Instead, he will be out on the beach. The nattily attired Walton will march straight into the ocean during a wacky local tradition known as the Business Persons Plunge.Each year, Walton leads the high-stepping, well-dressed masses from the local business community into the surf amid the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” played by the Ocean City High School Marching Band.Now in its 16th year, the Business Persons Plunge is a widely anticipated spectacle that serves to officially “open” the ocean during Memorial Day weekend for the summer tourism season.“There is beautiful city support for this event,” Walton said.The festivities will also include Mayor Jay Gillian, members of City Council and other dignitaries using a large wooden key to “unlock” the beaches for the all-important vacation season.The May 24 plunge is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on the beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. It will be held rain or shine.The Business Persons Plunge serves as an unorthodox good luck charm to usher in a strong tourism season for the business community. By Memorial Day, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is usually able to predict whether the summer season will be robust based on early beach tag sales as well as bookings for hotels, motels and rental properties.During remarks to City Council, John Walton shows off the old briefcase he carries with him into the surf during the plunge.As is his custom, Walton appears before City Council to tease the event with a salesman-like flair, promising that “thousands and thousands” of spectators and “dozens of paparazzi” will be on hand to witness the zany celebration.“Help us unlock the ocean for the summer and don’t miss out on the fun,” he told the Council members at their May 9 meeting.Walton toted a weather-beaten black briefcase into the Council Chambers. It is the same briefcase that he carries with him into the ocean, year after year, for the plunge. He noted that it still has beach sand on it from last year.“It’s rusted shut. I can’t open it. I don’t even know what’s in it,” Walton said of the old briefcase in an interview.The briefcase complements the same black suit Walton wears each year to march blithely into the ocean. The Italian-brand Trussini suit cost about $1,500 when Walton bought in 1996 at the upscale Boyd’s clothing shop in Philadelphia.Walton once wore other suits for the plunge, but they didn’t survive the soaking in the ocean. The Trussini, however, has held up remarkably well in the past eight years.“At the end of the event, I rinse it down and then hang it out on the clothes line. Then I take it to the drycleaners,” Walton explained of the suit’s post-plunge care.The 62-year-old Walton won’t be the only plunger dressed in business attire. Some of them will be business students from Ocean City High School. Walton estimates that more than 200 business owners or their representatives will join him this year, a significant increase over the usual crowd of about 125 to 150.Attired in business wear, the plunge participants march into the waves to officially “open” the ocean for the summer tourism season.Walton believes that local business owners are even more enthusiastic about the plunge this year because they understand they can use the event to promote themselves to a wider audience.“It’s part of the pitch to get them to participate,” he said. “I’ve had a few merchants who have received front-page print coverage, television interviews, social media exposure and have been on the radio.”He said some businesses have experienced a 5 percent to 7 percent increase in sales after being featured in the news media’s coverage of the plunge.Walton encourages merchants to carry signs, their corporate logos or use props to promote their business. A retinue of beauty pageant queens and colorful, cartoonish mascots from the local business community will be on hand to serve as cheerleaders.When the Business Persons Plunge was first conceived, it was one of the events in 2004 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ocean City’s founding. Walton recalled the very first plunge attracted a mere 12 participants and about 20 spectators.However, Walton and Mark Soifer, the city’s former public relations director, realized the potential of the event and stuck with it. Over the years, it has dramatically grown in stature and popularity – pulling in tons of free publicity and media coverage for the city.This year, Walton hopes to ratchet up the excitement by having a plane fly over the beach, towing an advertising banner publicizing the event. He is still trying to make arrangements for the plane.“I’m trying to get a banner up there,” he said.To register for the Business Persons Plunge, go online to www.ocnj.us/bizplunge or call (609) 399-6111 for more information.
The Werks released a trio of new recordings on Thursday with a new EP of instrumentals which are set to appear on their forthcoming studio album, Sonder. The three songs shared to the band’s streaming accounts on Thursday afternoon include “No Prisoners”, “Stars Collide”, and “Flatiron”, as part of a mini-album titled, Sonder (Encounters). The four-piece jam band from Dayton, Ohio had initially shared the dance-friendly “Stars Collide” to go with their winter 2019 tour announcement late last year.The two newer songs, “No Prisoners” and “Flatiron”, showcase the band at their best. “No Prisoners” opens up hot with some scorching guitar work from Chris Houser before finding a funkier groove about a minute into the recording. Houser continues working his way around the fretboard with more solo work scattered in throughout the 3:44 minute instrumental, while pianist Dan Shaw joins in on the fun by launching the piece into orbit via spaceship-like sounds coming out of those keyboards of his.Related: The Werks Share Full Audio From Phish Afterparty At New York City’s The Cutting Room “Flatiron” is a completely different beast. The other new song introduced on Thursday runs at an impressive 8:22 minutes, and takes the listener into an electrifying abyss right from the get-go as it opens up with some pretty intimidating drone sounds courtesy of Bartoletti. The eerie track continues to unfold as Houser’s guitar and Rob Chafin‘s drums come in shortly after the one-minute-mark. The song itself is a dreamy psychedelic masterpiece, with all four members finding a balance in melodies and hypnotizing audio sounds throughout the marathon instrumental.Some of these news songs have already found their way into the band’s live catalogue, but it’s nice to hear the studio versions of the new material being played in more of a controlled, audio-friendly environment.The band will start their 2019 winter tour tonight (January 17th) with an opening show at Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. The tour continues throughout January leading up to the 2019 installment of their three-day, Winter Werk Out Festival in Columbus, Ohio, beginning on February 1st. Fans can head over to the tour page on band’s website for tickets to all of their upcoming 2019 winter/spring concerts. All three songs shared on Thursday can be streamed (partially) via the Spotify embed below.The Werks – Sonder (Encounters) EP[Audio: The Werks’ Spotify]
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaYour personal computer mostlikely contains keys to your money and your life. And they’re not exactlyvaults. Computer experts say following a few basic tips, though, can preventoutsiders’ access.”More and more peopleare becoming victims of computer phishing when they could easily preventit,” said Bill Blum, a senior systems specialist with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Sciences. “Just as they do in thephysical world, scam artists on-line develop new and more sinister ways totrick you.””Phishing” is a playon “fishing,” or casting out hooks in hopes of enticing someone tobite. It’s an attempt to get financial information from you, Blum said.These e-mails most oftendirect you to a false Web site. “For example,” he said, “you mayget an e-mail that appears to come from your banking institution saying theyare having a problem with your account. You click on the URL, go to the Website and key in your password information.”Whoa. That’s not good.”You have just given them the first chink in your armor to performidentity theft on you,” Blum said.Once phishers gain accessto your bank information, they can search further for credit card numbers andyour Social Security number, he said.How can you tell whether asite is truly your bank’s Web site?”Secured portions ofsites like banking sites have URLs that begin with https,” Blum said.”The ‘s’ stands for secure. You should also see a closed‑lockgraphic, usually in the lower right corner of your screen, when you’re on asecured site. If the graphic is an open lock, you’re on an unsecuredsite.”The closed lock doesn’tguarantee the site is safe. “But it’s a major step in the rightdirection,” he said.Blum says you can furtherprotect yourself from phishing by never responding to requests for personalinformation in e‑mails or pop‑up windows.”When in doubt,”he said, “call the institution that claims to be the sender of the e‑mailor pop‑up window before you respond.”Always visit Web sites bytyping the URL into your address bar. Never access it by clicking on the URL inan e-mail.To make sure you aren’t aphishing victim, Blum said, routinely review your credit card and bankstatements for errors. The sooner you find them, the sooner you can take actionto correct them.”Report suspected abusesof your personal information to the proper authorities as soon aspossible,” Blum said. “Typically, the credit-reporting agencies youshould contact are Equifax, TransUnion and Experian.”Four steps to secure yoursystem, he said, are:1. Install an antivirusprogram and keep it up‑to‑date. Periodically scan your entiresystem for viruses.2. If you’re running aWindows‑based system, always perform your Windows critical updates(www.windowsupdate.com) with Internet Explorer.3. Install a spyware detectionand removal program, such as Ad‑aware (www.lavasoftusa.com) or SpyBot(www.safer‑networking.org). “You pick up spyware when you go to Websites or get spam‑type e-mail,” Blum said. “Programs like Ad‑Awareand SpyBot can help keep spyware away.” Both are free.4. If you’re get on-linethrough DSL or cable access, install a software firewall. “It allows youto control traffic in and out and prevents all other traffic,” Blum said.”The most common are Windows Firewall (if using Windows XP), ZoneAlarm andF‑Secure Client Security.” Dial‑up users don’t always needfirewall protection. But it’s always helpful.If installing softwareintimidates you, Blum said, contact a reputable computer professional. Or justbuy current computer magazines for tips and visit Web sites likewww.zonelabs.com.