WABC(NEW YORK) — New York City police are investigating two instances of teens shot by stray bullets in the same Queens neighborhood over the weekend.A 14-year-old boy died after he was struck in the neck while playing basketball near the Baisley Houses in the Jamaica neighborhood on Saturday night, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.Aamir Griffin, a freshman at Cardozo High School, had just scored the winning 3-pointer for his team days before his death, according to the station. Known as “Buddy” in his circle of friends, he was already being scouted by college recruits and dreamed of playing in the NBA.He was not the intended target of the shooting, police said.Earlier in the day, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder in front of the New Dawn Charter High School nearby, WABC-TV reported.The intended target in that shooting was a student of the school who was at a basketball court after a large fight broke out, police said. The girl suffered non-life threatening injuries.Police are investigating whether the shootings are related and searching for two suspects seen on surveillance video running away from the scene after Griffin was shot.Griffin’s coach, Ron Naclerio, described him to WABC-TV as having a passion for basketball that would have eventually landed him on the varsity team. A friend, who was not named, described him as a “great kid” with positive energy.Some of his classmates were not in school on Monday to attend his funeral.“These kids are probably missing school later today for a really wrong reason, to bury a teammate,” Naclerio said.Neighbors expressed concern that the kids who live nearby “can’t even play in the playground anymore.”“What happened to him was senseless,” Lisa Lewis said regarding Griffin’s death.Joan Rickets, who lived a block away from his family, told WABC-TV, “Something needs to be done. It has to stop. The guns gotta come out of the streets and out of these kids’ hands.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
NoahBryant/iStock(WAVERLY, Ohio) — A former Ohio deputy sheriff’s behavior is now the target of criminal investigators after he was allegedly seen on surveillance video punching a restrained prisoner 11 times in the face until his own hand was injured.Jeremy Mooney resigned from his position with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office last month after an internal investigation launched for his alleged use of excessive force on Thomas Friend, according to a press release issued by Sheriff James E. Nelson on Monday.Friend was under arrest on Nov. 18, 2019 for a number of misdemeanor charges and placed in a restraint chair by deputies on duty because of his “noncompliance and disruptive behavior,” Nelson said in the release.During the video surveillance from inside the holding area and outside of the Waverly, Ohio, facility, Mooney is allegedly seen repeatedly punching Friend who is also handcuffed.At some point during the alleged assault that moved to the parking lot, Mooney’s supervisor Sgt. Tim Stansberry was allegedly nearby when Mooney pepper sprayed Friend before pushing him onto his back in the chair, rendering him unable to move for several minutes, said Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk who described the video to ABC News on Tuesday as “disturbing.”Friend and Mooney were taken to a local hospital for treatment and were released, said Nelson.Nelson said he was notified by other officers, who responded to the hospital, and an investigation was launched. Mooney and Stansberry were placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation, which recommended firing Mooney.“Prior to the disciplinary hearing Deputy Mooney tendered his resignation. During the disciplinary hearing, it was decided Sgt. Stansberry would be demoted in rank and serve a two week suspension,” said Nelson in the release.Efforts by ABC News to reach Mooney for comment were not successful.The sheriff’s internal investigation findings were turned over to Junk for consideration of criminal charges, Nelson said.“The most important thing is that he is criminally prosecuted,” Junk told ABC News.Junk said he called the local FBI offices and the U.S. Attorney’s office to take a look at the video in order for federal charges to be considered. “This will be 100 percent investigated.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Turning people into profitsOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article It may be politically correct for employers to say their workers are their greatestasset, but, says Jonas Ridderstrale, firms now must ensure a continuous transfusionof talent if they want to stay ahead of the gameWhat is your company’s greatest asset? Today, most managers would probablyreply: our people. But nothing could be further from the truth – and I’m notthinking about the Dilbert cartoon where people came in ninth, right behindpaper clips. My argument is that human capital must be regarded as a liability.You cannot own people. To succeed in a world where power increasingly belongsto competent individuals, firms must build processes to secure a continuoustransfusion and transformation of talent. Executives must become ‘humanagers’. Marxist Markets The balance sheet is probably the only 500-year-old supermodel still capableof arousing a few people. But despite its long-lasting allure, it often onlycaptures around 20 per cent of the real value of contemporary companies. Today,knowledge makes all the difference. And just who owns that exactly? GeorgeSoros? Ironically, in our hyper-capitalist times, it turns out that Karl Marx wasright. People now control the most critical resources – albeit individuallyrather than collectively – their own brains. What is crucial at many firms isperhaps not the core competencies so much as the core competents – individualswho make competencies happen. Competents represent prospective cores rather than retrospective scores. Andwe find these ‘knowledge nomads’ all over the map. We find them in sports – theUK’s football team Liverpool with or without star player Michael Owen; in themedia – CNN and Larry King; in business – Bill Gates once said that if 30people were to leave Microsoft, the company would risk bankruptcy; and we evenfind them in academia – HBS and Michael Porter. While there are clear signs indicating the business community is movingcloser to perfect competition in many product/service markets, in the high-endniche of the labour market we are talking about the opposite development. Weare being pushed into a world of increasingly imperfect markets. Core competents are nothing less than ‘mobile monopolies’, who will stayonly as long as organisations can offer them something they want. When this isno longer the case, they will leave to set up their own one-person companies –Me Inc. So, in this gold-collar niche of the labour market, firms may end up asprice-takers – at the mercy of those who control the most rare and criticalresource. Consequently, power is now in the process of being transferred fromthe capital owners to the competence owners. The humble, loyal employee becomesdusty history. To succeed in a world where the intellectual investors are in charge,companies must approach talent in new ways. Turning people into profits is aquestion of simultaneously applying strategies which revolve around attractingand reducing the power of competent individuals – talent transfusion andtransformation. Talent Transfusion In an economy where competition in the labour market is increasinglygeneric, we are all players in a great global attraction game. Success iscontingent on exploiting the fact that human beings want to express both theirindividuality and their need for belonging. People no longer work out of moral obligation. Life-long loyalty to acompany, country or brand is a thing of the past. Today, smart people hireorganisations, rather than vice-versa. For stars, an organisation is disposable– a temporary home. But while competent individuals are becoming much more powerful, that isjust about the only thing they have in common. We differ. And sometimes ittakes the business community quite a while to realise that. Remember it tookthe automotive industry some 100 years to realise women are not small men.Treating talent like bulk goods is especially dangerous if you want to attractGeneration I – international, informed, informal, impatient and extremelyindividualistic. So, attracting talent calls for more personalisation. People can beapproached and treated, evaluated and rewarded, and motivated and inspired in anumber of different ways. If Madonna or David Beckham will not settle foranything the slightest bit normal or average, why should you or your fellowcompetents? It used to be XM – extra medium. Now it must be XMe. Instead ofbeing provided with detailed job descriptions, competents should providemanagers with motivation descriptions. Recall what JFK once said:”conformity is the jailor of freedom and the enemy of growth”. Talent wants voice and choice. And while most organisations realise theattraction game needs to be played from the neck up, some doubts remain. As aleader, are you really prepared to surrender your ego to the talent ofcompetents? How many companies would recruit a young, female, lesbian,non-Caucasian Muslim, with a degree from the Saddam Hussein School ofManagement? Remember that talent is not the preserve of middle-aged, whitemales. Also remember that most competent individuals do not leave companies –they leave managers. But people also want to belong. Firms with a future will launch strategiesfocused on organisational tribalisation. In a tribe, people share rewards,ownership, culture, identity and knowledge. Indeed, the list of organisationshaving to realise power now belongs to their people is getting longer by theminute. Already today, some 30 per cent of the equity in US companies is tiedup in promised stock options. At Nokia of Finland, the estimated cost of thestock-options programme is more than $10bn. Robin Hood is not dead. This timethough, he is not stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Now, money flowsdirectly from the capital investors right down into the pockets of thecompetence investors. Shared ownership and rewards also imply the interests ofthe capital and competence investors are aligned to avoid people viewing the‘battle’ for cash as a zero-sum one. Increasingly, values will constitute such a lowest common denominator tokeep the tribe together. Today, we see many successful companies recruitingpeople with the ‘right’ attitude, then training them in skills, not thereverse. Look at organisations as diverse as Southwest Airlines and the Hell’sAngels. Just imagine Hell’s Angels hiring for skills! These organisations donot believe in the idea of bringing in smart people and then brainwashing themat training camps because: – the half-life of knowledge is coming down really fast – for most of us it is easier to change our skills than our basic values One additional advantage of having and communicating a clear set of valuesis that the organisation becomes self-selecting – it primarily attracts peoplewho share the same attitude. Being ‘fuzzy’ means that anyone or no-one willknock on the door. Talent Transformation Since we are essentially talking about leading liabilities, companies alsoneed to work hard to reduce their dependence on competents. Today’s typical company may not suffer from knowing too little, but ratherfrom not knowing what it knows. A critical task for any organisation aspiringto be successful is to engage in knowledge codification – transforming the corecompetents into core competencies. To truly boost the value of your company,you must turn human capital into structural capital – in the form of systemsand procedures, routines, and so on. We must build an organisational memory.And while human capital is best thought of as a liability, structural capitalis definitely an asset on the balance sheet. A more systematic approach to knowledge management means keeping track ofboth the current stock and flows of knowledge. At Accenture, the Knowledge Exchange system – a database containinginformation on past projects the firm has been involved in – has been aroundfor years. Memorisation means collecting the knowledge of gold-collar workersor excellent teams and transferring it to an organisational level. Bycollecting, codifying and communicating the knowledge of core competents to therest of the organisation, the firm provides the others in the organisation withan opportunity to learn and then use their new insights to help customers. Overtime, the company also becomes less dependent on the skills of a fewcompetents. Not only that, however. Since we are living in discontinuous times,companies must also become much better at forgetting faster. The memory must bedesigned with a built-in delete button. To make room for the new, we must getrid of the old. But this is easier said than done, particularly since mostsenior executives are placed at the top because they are experts at what wasimportant yesterday. A second measure aimed at improving the performance of the firm andlessening the power of competents is increased employee socialisation (not in aMarxist sense). By working in teams or spending time together after work,groups will develop tacit knowledge. People will know things they cannot tell.In Japan, for instance, people sometimes talk about ‘nommunication’, ratherthan communication. Nommu is Japanese for drinking. The time spent together ina bar after office-hours can be critical to the development of new ideas andrelationships. The existence of tacit knowledge means it is more difficult for competitorsto imitate the knowledge of the firm. Tacit knowledge also makes it harder forpeople to walk out the door with their skill sets intact. Part of the body ofknowledge of a specific competent will be nested in an inter-personal networkof relationships with existing colleagues. They can only bring theirintra-personal competence with them if the colleagues decide to walk out thedoor. Socialisation = tacit knowledge = knowledge handcuffs. U2 A final word of caution. I fear that many modern managers are overlookingsomething pretty important – themselves. Forget about talent-taming for awhile. From a personal point of view, your most important job is ensuring that,over time, the structural capital of the organisation becomes your humancapital. You see, the future, as always, does not lie in front of successfulindividuals, it must rest within them. Go for lifelong employability ratherthan lifetime employment. Make capital dance. Related posts:No related photos.
Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agency to give away prizes worth £110,000 in bid to lure vendors previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agency to give away prizes worth £110,000 in bid to lure vendorsExpanding estate agency Petty Real in Lancashire says it will give away ten £1,000 weekly prizes plus a £100,000 main prize.Sheila Manchester30th August 20190565 Views An independent estate agency has launched a prize giveaway so huge that even national chains might blanche at such a generous marketing promotion.Petty Real is to lure in potential listings after announcing that it will give away £1,000 every week for 10 weeks. But that’s not all; potential vendors also have the chance of winning £100,000, which is locked in their safe (don’t tell the burglars).The multi-branch Lancashire agency is looking for houses to list within its key locations, where the agency says buyers are waiting. These include Burnley, Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Colne and the surrounding areas.Charlotte Hagan, Chair of Petty Real, says: “It’s really exciting, the £100,000 up for grabs is a life-changing amount for someone!“That chance, combined with the really great odds of winning in the weekly £1,000 draw is going to make for a very exciting few months in our offices.”Prize drawThe weekly £1,000 draw will run from 1st September to Friday 8th November with one entry per listing. Those wishing to try and win the £100,000 must visit one of the company’s offices in Burnley on a Friday or Saturday and have a go at cracking the ‘secret code’ to the safe.Ian Bythell, Director at Petty Real, adds: “Last year we celebrated 90 years in business, our success is largely due to the fantastic relationships we have formed and maintained with clients over generations. Historically we have advertised offers and incentives but nothing like this before.” Ian Bythell petty real charlotte hagan burnley August 30, 2019Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach said: Our NHS staff are the true heroes of this crisis who continue to make huge sacrifices and take risks to battle coronavirus. We are proud to have played our part in helping these incredible individuals get the connectivity and services they needed to support their vital work. Keeping the country connected has been a top priority for Virgin Media since day one and we’ll continue working to ensure we deliver. Allirajah Subaskaran, Founder and Chairman of Lycamobile said: We were delighted to be able to help NHS staff and carers during this difficult period. NHS Organisations have received instructions to triage eligible staff. The triage process ensures the offer reaches those who need it most. Some providers have gone above and beyond the agreement by upgrading both NHS and non-NHS customers who are currently on the lowest packages, to their best available packages free of charge. Providers including EE, Vodafone and O2 have run campaigns to encourage their consumers who are NHS frontline workers to register for better deals. These direct efforts have also contributed to the total number of staff who have already been supported. NHS workers can still collect Lycamobile sim cards from any store that stocks them across the country and opt in at https://www.lycamobile.co.uk/nhs/ to access a free month of unlimited international calls as well as unlimited UK minutes, texts and data, followed by a 20% monthly discount on the bundle. The telecoms providers have agreed that these commitments will be in place throughout the coronavirus response after which they will be reviewed. Application closing dates may vary. NHS staff have been at the frontline of our battle against this disease and I am hugely grateful for their expertise and dedication in caring for patients during this difficult and unprecedented period. This agreement has helped NHS staff stay connected with their colleagues and patients and allowed them to work flexibly from home, ensuring patients continue to get the care they need. Nina Bibby, Chief Marketing Officer O2 (Telefonica UK) said We’re incredibly proud to have been a part of this important Government initiative. It’s heartening to know that nearly half a million NHS frontline staff have been able to access mobile and broadband services without having to worry about bills or hidden charges. They have made tremendous sacrifices to ensure the safety of millions of citizens around the country and this is just one small way in which we can say thank you to them for all of their efforts. Our commitment to providing free services to NHS heroes will remain in place until the crisis comes to a close. Half-a-million NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak.This follows an agreement made in April between the Government, NHS and telecommunications companies with 29 mobile and fixed broadband providers agreeing to prioritise connectivity improvement for NHS frontline staff.Connectivity is more important than ever as many NHS frontline staff find themselves adapting to remote working.Almost 500,000 NHS staff have claimed directly from their provider or through the NHS triaging system.Will Loughborough, Consultant Radiologist from Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust said: KCOM is very happy to be able to help support this valuable initiative. NHS staff have worked tirelessly to protect people in the UK throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and where our fibre technology can make it easier and safer for clinicians to consult with patients and to manage their work remotely then it’s important and right that we play our part. Nick Jeffery, CEO of Vodafone UK said: Minister for Care Helen Whateley said: Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media said: We recognise and value the incredible work of NHS frontline workers throughout this challenging period. Mobile connectivity remains more important than ever and from providing thousands of connected devices and additional mobile data and voice calls, through to handing over the keys for The O2 to be used as an NHS training facility, we’re proud to support NHS staff and help them stay connected to their colleagues and loved ones. I am a Consultant Radiologist and because of COVID-19 and social distancing I’m spending more time than usual reporting from home and remote participation in MDTs. The triage process was straightforward and within three days I received a new router as part of a temporary free broadband upgrade with my provider. The speed of downloading images has improved greatly meaning I can report a higher volume of studies in a given session. This is particularly relevant for more complex studies such as PET-CT, which is an essential study to help guide the treatment of patients with complex cancer. Dale Raneberg, CEO, KCOM said: Minister for Digital Infrastructure Matt Warman said: The telecoms industry has stepped up throughout this crisis and is proud to have been able to offer such support to the NHS at this time. ISPA has been working with our membership to push through these commitments and we’re delighted that so many clinicians have been able to benefit from the scheme. The ongoing commitments made by UK telecoms providers include prioritised access to mobile data access, voice calls and texts on personal mobiles for work purposes, so that NHS staff can work without fear of extra charges and limitations.There were also broadband improvements where possible for NHS clinicians working from home, so that they can perform tasks such as consultations via video conferencing and review radiology images.Providers involved in the commitment include BT, EE, O2, Vodafone, Three, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Media, talktalk, Sky, Openreach, Gigaclear, Cityfibre, Post Office, ID Mobile, Lycamobile, GiffGaff, Plusnet, KCOM,ASK4, Community Fibre, Zzoomm, Voneus, Smarty, Hyperoptic, G.Network, Spectrum and Wightfibre.Other firms have committed to help the NHS stay connected during the outbreak by working with customers who find it difficult to pay their bills as a result of coronavirus, removing data allowances on fixed broadband services and offering generous new mobile and landline packages.Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said: Over a quarter of a million NHS staff have taken us up on our unlimited data offer since April and we hope this support has given them one less thing to worry about. Along with the discount we already provide, this is a thank you from all of us at EE to those in the NHS that are working so hard for us all. We’ve also removed caps on our broadband packages so customers have unlimited data, which helps all those working remotely. We’ve depended on our NHS heroes throughout this crisis and I am glad we’ve been able to provide this package of support from our brilliant telecoms companies to keep them connected. That so many frontline staff during this difficult time are benefitting from the mobile data, calls and texts they need at no extra cost is no less than they deserve. Andrew Glover, Chair of the Internet Service Providers Association, said: Notes to editors: Community Fibre thanks all NHS staff who have made such a massive contribution to saving lives. Our own key workers have been keeping London connected and we are delighted that NHS staff have been able to take advantage of the special discounts available to them. We look forward to welcoming more in the coming months. Everyone at Openreach is proud to be connecting our NHS heroes. The pandemic has shown that digital connectivity is more important than ever for our friends, families and healthcare professionals – so we’re cracking on with our plan to build a new, ultrafast and ultra-reliable broadband network to millions more people all over the UK. Graeme Oxby, Chief Executive Community Fibre said:
Asda has assured British Baker that the retailer’s in-store bakery workers will not be affected in its recently announced Project Renewal process. Last week the company revealed it had entered into a 45-day consultation with about 5,000 store workers as part of its proposed store changes. It is also looking at closing its ‘create your own pizza’ counters from smaller stores and removing some staff canteens.But a spokesperson from Asda told British Baker: “Our in-store bakeries and the colleagues who work in them are not part of the current consultation process.”In last week’s statement, the supermarket said the number of staff involved in the consultation did not reflect the number of possible redundancies, as many of those under discussion would be redeployed to alternative sectors.Asda said: “The structure of UK grocery retailing has permanently changed to reflect the way that customers shop today.“We have entered into a consultation with our store colleagues on proposals which we believe will enable us to react more quickly by becoming a leaner and more agile business.”
Senior Casey Murdock had the luck of the Irish on his side Saturday morning when he made a half-court shot at College GameDay to win $18,000. “When I saw the ball bank into the hoop on the second shot, I honestly did not know how to feel,” Murdock said. “I was completely at a loss for words.” Murdock hit the shot on his second attempt during the ESPN program’s broadcast from Purcell Pavilion. The avid basketball fan said he plans to act responsibly with his winnings. “I’m definitely going to save the majority of it; I’ll invest it somehow so that I can prepare for life after college,” Murdock said. “At the same time, when something like that happens, you need to celebrate somehow, so I’ll figure out a way to have fun with a little bit of it.” Murdock’s favorite part of the experience was the crowd rushing the court to pile on him after he made the winning shot. Being surrounded by a horde of people, including the Notre Dame men’s basketball team, was completely overwhelming, he said. “It felt like the entire Notre Dame community was celebrating this amazing moment not only for me, but with me,” he said. “It truly made me feel like part of a family, and at that point there was no more I could ask for.” After the shot, Murdock said he found his friends and captured the moment through taking pictures and then continued celebrating at his home. “I returned to my off-campus house, and as soon as I walked in the door all of my friend piled on me and started screaming with excitement,” he said. Murdock said he practices shooting the ball around almost every day and has made half-court shots before, but he did not actually practice in preparation for “College GameDay.” He has received many comments about the unorthodox form he used to get the winning shot, he said. “I seem to have a better chance from half-court when I float the ball,” Murdock said. “In the end, though, I made it, and that’s about all that matters.” Murdock said he continued celebrating by attending the men’s basketball game Saturday night, in which the Irish defeated Louisville 104-101 in a five-overtime game. “It was all completely surreal, and definitely made one of the best days of my life,” Murdock said.
U.S. Coal-Fired Generation Dropped to 23.8% of Total Mix in March FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jim Levesque for Platts Coal Trader:Coal dropped to 23.8% of US utility-scale power generation in March as natural gas and renewables continued to grab a greater market share, US Energy Information Administration data shows. The agency’s latest Electric Power Monthly report released Wednesday shows coal generation totaled 72.3 GWh in March, down 22.2% from February and 33.4% from the same month a year ago. Gas comprised 34.1% of the total electricity mix with almost 103.5 GWh. Gas generation increased 5.2% from February and was up 4.4% from the year-ago month. Renewables continued to climb closer to coal’s power output, accounting for 19.2%, or 58.2 GWh, of total generation. Renewables generation climbed 9.2% from February and was up 18.6% from the year-ago month. Total US power generation came to 303.8 GWh in March, down 3.3% from February. Through the first three months of the year, coal has accounted for 28.7% of generation compared to 32.1% from gas. In the year-ago period, coal made up 36% of generation compared to 28.6% from gas. Stockpiles grow Power sector coal stocks totaled 194.3 million st in March, up 2.8% from February and up 25.4% from the year-ago month. Stockpiles are 16.4% above the five-year average. Subbituminous stocks totaled 108.3 million st, up 1.5% from February, up 28.4% from the year-ago month and 24% above the five-year average. Full item ($): Coal drops to 23.8% of US generation mix in March
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 80-year-old man was fatally struck by an Optimum truck in Franklin Square over the weekend.Nassau County police said the victim was crossing Hempstead Turnpike between Ribbon Street and Fendale Avenue when he was hit by an eastbound Chevrolet van at 6:40 p.m.The victim’s identity was not released. The 43-year-old man behind the wheel was not charged.Detectives impounded the van and the road was closed for several hours while investigators were on the scene.
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