Management bodies merge

first_imgNational efforts to boost the profile of managers got a push last month withthe official launch of the Institute of Leadership and Management. “The institute has nailed its colours firmly to its mast by includingthe word ‘leadership’ in its title,” said Gary Ince, ILM’s chiefexecutive. “Our pledge to our current and future members, stakeholders andpartners is that the ILM will uphold the highest standards of integrity andservice in providing those skills upon which the UK’s social and economicwellbeing depends.” The ILM hopes to play a key role in creating a clear and concise careerpathway for individuals from supervisory roles through to senior management byoffering a practical range of opportunities, qualifications and advice forcontinuing professional development. The launch coincides with the creation of a new suite of managementqualifications linked to the national framework at levels 2 to 5, which willreplace qualifications for the existing National Examination Board forSupervision & Management (NEBS) and Institute for Supervision andManagement (ISM) Created principally by the merger of these two organisations, ILM has alsosecured close links and partnerships with other players in the qualificationsand development arena, including City & Guilds and Investors in People. “Creating strategic partnerships is far better than working inisolation,” said IIP’s chief executive Ruth Spell-man, who introduced itsnew management and leadership model at the launch event. “We all need tofocus on the real needs of the workforce if our organisations are to be anyhelp.” www.i-l-m.comBy Simon Kent Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Management bodies mergeOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Market restart: ‘We weren’t prepared for the sudden announcement’

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Market restart: ‘We weren’t prepared for the sudden announcement’ previous nextCOVID-19 newsMarket restart: ‘We weren’t prepared for the sudden announcement’It’s a story being told across the country – agencies suddenly given the green light to get going again without warning. We spoke to one agent in Bedford.Nigel Lewis14th May 202002,405 Views Although Lee Wheatley has sales and rental deals in the pipeline – with one property waiting to exchange on since March – he’s had more enquiries about lettings than sales recently and isn’t convinced there’ll be much movement in sales short-term, particularly among families with children.He tells The Negotiator: “There are a lot of people worried about their kids going to school – will they really be interested in moving at the moment?”Wheatley, who is branch manager of Century 21 in Bedford, believes giving agents the green-light to open up at short notice is unrealistic as few would have everything in place.“I don’t think we’ll be ready to let the general public in this week but we’ll be getting a plan together ready for next week.”He thinks working practices could change as agents now can’t tout for business and door-knock to raise a branch’s profile – there might also be a return to the time when it was common for agents to work evenings and Sundays.Says Wheatley: “You can’t have people meeting, while sellers will need to stand in the garden, and agents will be using masks and gloves.”Four furloughedThe four other branch staff have been furloughed and Wheatley isn’t yet sure if they’ll all be back in the office immediately. “Do you end the furlough and bring them back and try to grab something or let it play out to see if things change?” he asks.On a softer note, Wheatley says the days of children choosing their bedrooms during viewings are over, as agents and buyers adjust to new ways of working post-lockdown, according to one branch manager.“Kids often used to come along with parents but that won’t happen now,” predicts Lee Wheatley, at Century 21 in Bedford, who’s unsure how he’ll conduct appointments in the short-term. “If someone is self-isolating, how can I realistically visit them for a valuation? An agent would worry about catching something.”Read more about Century 21.          Century21 bedford Century 21 bedford lee wheatley May 14, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Commentary: Cakes, Pro Football And The First Amendment

first_imgBy John INDIANAPOLIS – The First Amendment sure seems to confuse a lot of people.Two episodes in recent days demonstrate that. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 7-2, in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to prepare a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The court issued its ruling on narrow, procedural grounds.That didn’t stop social conservatives from touting the decision as a victory for their claim that they could ignore civil rights laws protecting LGBTQ citizens for religious reasons.The ruling was no such thing.The justices said one member of the Colorado Civil Rights commission had made remarks that demonstrated a hostility toward religion.That, in constitutional terms, is a no-no for government officials.Government’s role regarding religious faith, the constitution says, is to be neutral. The state cannot elevate one faith or one set of religious values above another – or above those of people who are agnostic or atheists.This is the issue social conservatives who keep trying to re-introduce organized public-school prayers cannot seem to grasp.The moment a teacher or administrator – who is a government employee – starts to lead the prayer, that educator elevates one faith tradition above others.And violates the Constitution.The students can pray on their own and no public-school employee can stop them, because doing so also would violate that constitutional guarantee of neutrality on questions of faith.None of this, though, means that we all have a First Amendment right to ignore laws with which we disagree.The Supreme Court’s ruling said as much.Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion, went out of his way to say that this ruling did not speak to the baker’s larger claim.Perhaps that is because Kennedy and the other justices understand that accepting the social conservative argument – that they have a First Amendment right of conscience to pick and choose which laws they will obey and which ones they will defy – would open the floodgates.After all, people can find or have used biblical or faith-based arguments in defense of slavery, segregation and child sacrifice, among other things.The bet here is that, when a “clean” case arrives before it, even this conservative court will rule that social conservatives have to obey the law, just like the rest of us.If people want to avoid preparing wedding cakes for gay couples, then they probably will have to stay out of the bakery business.The other misunderstood First Amendment issue involved the squabble between President Donald Trump and the Philadelphia Eagles.The Eagles won the Super Bowl.Once upon a time, that meant a celebratory visit with the president of the United States.No longer.Because President Trump has condemned the pro football players who knelt in protest during playing of the national anthem, many of the Eagles said they didn’t want to meet with him. This prompted the president to withdraw the invitation.This is one of the silliest disputes I’ve seen.I continue to marvel at the fact that football fans who swallowed the NFL’s attempts to cover up a long history of traumatic brain injuries to players or horrid instances of domestic violence reserve their outrage for peaceful protests. And I wonder why the president of the United States seems to summon up more interest in this issue than he does in, say, averting a trade war with much of the rest of the world.That said, all who are involved here are acting within their First Amendment rights.The NFL players who take a knee have a right to do so. League officials and team owners have a right to embrace or disassociate themselves from those protests, as they see fit.And, so long as he doesn’t try to use the power of government to squelch the protests, President Trump has a right to say he doesn’t like the kneeling.The Eagles and the president also are within their rights to say they don’t care much for each other.Our First Amendment-guaranteed right of free speech is supposed to be a free-for-all, in all senses of the phrase.Maybe that’s what confuses so many people.John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The perfect dish? It’s all academic

first_imgThe career path of a chef today can take an interesting route, beginning as lowly stagiaire, and perhaps leading to chef-owner of an acclaimed restaurant or two, then books, endorsements, and television. Few have the opportunity to use a top university classroom as their stage.This year, Harvard University has gathered 12 of the most accomplished chefs from around the world to teach “Science and Cooking’’ at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Each lecturer presents a class to a group of 400 undergraduates. In an effort to allow some public access (and accommodate overflow students), each chef also presents a weekly seminar one evening. They kicked off last week with the world’s most talked-about chef, Ferran Adria of El Bulli restaurant in Spain, the man at the forefront of molecular gastronomy — though he prefers the term “avant garde cuisine…”Read more herelast_img read more

Motorcycle Fatalities On The Rise In New York State

first_imgCropped Chris Yarzab / CC BY 2.0 ALBANY — Deaths from motorcycle crashes are up more than 17 percent compared to last year, according to the Institute For Traffic Safety Management and Research.At this time last year, state officials tracked and reported 73 motorcycle-related deaths, compared to 86 thus far this year.Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than people in passenger cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which also reports that despite representing only 3 percent of all registered motor vehicles, motorcyclists account for 14 percent of all traffic-related fatalities nationwide.Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned of a spike in motorcycle fatalities as reported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and urged drivers and motorcyclists to use caution as the busy holiday travel begins. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College, preliminary data shows that as of August 15, 2020, deaths from motorcycle crashes are up more than 17 percent compared to the same period in 2019. “Danger does not take a holiday and with increased traffic on the road this Labor Day weekend, we all have a responsibility to exercise good judgment and caution,” Cuomo said. “New York State will continue to crack down on dangerous driving behavior because the safety of all drivers and passengers will always be a top priority for us.”Mark J.F. Schroeder, DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, said, “The motorcycle riding season is winding down and with nice weather predicted for this long holiday weekend, we expect more traffic and more riders on the roads, so I am urging everyone to be responsible, pay attention, and slow down. We all play a part in keeping one another safe on our roads and it is up to every driver and rider to stop this alarming trend in motorcycle fatalities from continuing.”Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I agree I had four people pull out in front of me this season which is due to lazy driving on their part. That’s why I drive my bike like everyone is out to get me.,Assholes need to get off the phone/texting while they are driving there cars and pay attention to there driving,Every other vehicle are on there phones !!,That’s why on both are cycles i have a flashing head lights . I will not ride without just this weekend on my ride to keuka two cars move over when i was ridinglast_img read more

Satisfaction! Mick Jagger Wants to Bring Oscar-Nominated Doc 20 Feet From Stardom to Broadway

first_img View Comments After a buzzed-about debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, 20 Feet From Stardom was released in theaters last June, and eventually grossed almost $5 million—making it the top-grossing documentary of the year. It’s too early to say if the talented singers will be performing at the 86th Academy Awards telecast on March 2, but we’d love to see Love and her fellow too-often unsung heroes get a shot at singing one of the Oscar-nominated songs. It looks like you can always get what you want! Legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and his producing partner Victoria Pearman are in talks to turn the Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom into a Broadway musical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jagger and Pearman would also like to produce a TV series adaptation of the film and bring some of the backup singers featured in the doc to the Broadway version, including Hairspray alum Darlene Love. Watch the official trailer for 20 Feet From Stardom below! Directed by Morgan Neville, 20 Feet From Stardom chronicles the lives and careers—the hopes, dreams and often dashed expectations—of some of pop’s greatest background singers, including Love (background for Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick), Merry Clayton (Jagger, Ray Charles), Lisa Fischer (Luther Vandross, Tina Turner), Claudia Lennear (Joe Cocker) and The Voice alum Judith Hill (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder). The film digs deep into the roles the singers played on rock classics like “Gimme Shelter” and “Sweet Home Alabama” and their efforts to break out on their own.last_img read more

Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll soars to 78, with highest number of deaths in a day

first_imgOn Thursday, the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general Achmad Yurianto announced 103 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 893. Jakarta still has the majority of cases with 515, an increase of 53 since Wednesday.Another region with a significant increase was South Sulawesi with 14 new cases, more than doubling its total number of cases to 27.“Four more people have recovered,” Yurianto said, adding that the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the country was 35.(mfp)Topics : The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Indonesia has soared to 78 as the Health Ministry announced 20 more deaths on Thursday, the country’s highest one-day death toll increase.Jakarta is the province with the highest number of deaths with 46, followed by West Java with 11, and Central Java with six. Indonesia’s death toll is the highest in Southeast Asia, followed by the Philippines with 45, and its mortality rate of 8.73 percent is among the highest in the world.last_img read more

Iran condemns Israel-UAE deal as ‘strategic stupidity’

first_imgIran strongly condemned Friday an agreement between Israel and the UAE to normalize ties, blasting it as an act of “strategic stupidity” that will only strengthen the Tehran-backed “axis of resistance”.The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which was announced by US President Donald Trump on Thursday, is only the third such accord Israel has struck with an Arab state.In it, Israel pledges to suspend annexation of Palestinian lands, although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that did not mean it was abandoning plans to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements across the occupied West Bank. Topics : The Iranian foreign ministry denounced the deal as an act of “strategic stupidity from Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv which will undoubtedly strengthen the resistance axis in the region”.”The oppressed people of Palestine and all the free nations of the world will never forgive the normalizing of relations with the criminal Israeli occupation regime and the complicity in its crimes,” a ministry statement said. Establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and Washington’s Middle East allies, including the oil-rich Gulf states, has been central to Trump’s regional strategy to contain Iran. Calling “Abu Dhabi’s shameful move” dangerous, Tehran warned against any Israeli interference in the Gulf and said “the government of the Emirates and other accompanying states must accept responsibility for all the consequences” of the agreement.center_img In an indirect reference to its main regional rival Saudi Arabia, Iran called on rulers harming the people of Palestine and Yemen “from their glass palaces” to start correctly distinguishing “between their friends and foes”.last_img read more

Open for inspection helps break five year drought

first_imgTony Pennisi of The Property Hub — Beenleigh said there were several reasons the property had remained on the market for so long, including the refusal to do open for inspections.“It seems to be genuinely the best way to get to the market that’s not too aggressive to buyers,” he said.“They come, knowing they don’t have to set up an appointment and they probably won’t be there by themselves, and they feel the most comfortable to look at a home.” This property at 176 Bahrs Scrub Rd, Bahrs Scrub sold for $1.385m.A HOUSE that had been on the market for five years has finally sold with the agent applauding the decision to invite open for inspections.The 10-year-old house at 176 Bahrs Scrub Road, Bahrs Scrub was in immaculate condition, and caught the attention of an inner city Spring Hill couple expecting their first child. Inside the immaculate property that was the first to sell in Bahrs Scrub for 2019.It was sold for $1.385 million and is the first Bahrs Scrub house sale of the year.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 The relaxed environment of an open for inspection can make people feel at home.The Spring Hill couple had previously offered for the house but were rejected.A second party signed a contract but pulled out due to lack of finance. The Spring Hill couple returned with a higher bid and were successful.center_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN BAHRS SCRUB >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

Boston tops SportMods at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (July 9) – Dustin Boston outran the IMCA SportMod field for his first Tri-State Speed­way victory of the season on Saturday night.Logan Ellis finished second for the second week in a row and last week’s winner, Dustin Leather­man, followed for a third place finish.Tate Cole captured his eighth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win of the season over Kevin Guinn in second and 15-year-old Kayden Menasco in third.last_img