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first_imgFacebook The 109 Linkedin Fort Worth braces for more severe weather Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Twitter The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ ReddIt Why vote on Election Day?Kayley RyanThe 109 visited the McClean 6th Grade Center to talk to voters who decided to vote on Election Day rather than submit their ballots early.It was drizzling and overcast Tuesday morning when the polling place at McLean Middle School opened its doors at 7 a.m.For the next hour and a half, voters trickled in to cast ballots in the general election, which includes candidates for president.Michael Reznikoff, 67, was one of the first to vote at McLean. While 48 percent of registered Tarrant County voters opted to early vote, Reznikoff said he purposely waited.“I wanted to see what happened at my precinct,” he said. “I wanted to see what my lines were like and what would be happening at the precinct itself.”He said chose Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump.“It’s time for a woman to run this county.”Early birds at Arborlawn UMCSam Bruton, Laura Belpedio TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Twitter + posts One Women, One Mission, Two Campaigns ReddIt At 7 a.m., the early birds came to Arborlawn United Methodist Church to cast their ballots.Many voters, who were on their way to work, waited until election day to vote due to long standing traditions.Marjorie Borgerding, who voted for Trump, said, “I think our country needs leadership that’s not a part of the establishment and I think that so much of this country is turning towards the elite establishment.”Most voters said they were excited for this exhausting and untraditional election to be over.Jamie Erwin, undisclosed voter, said, “It’s going to be very interesting to see where our country goes from here.”Going to the chapelChina PerkinsWith rainy weather, few voters showed up to the Trinity Chapel in Fort Worth around lunchtime on Tuesday.As voters slowly arrived to cast their ballots, a group of women held their weekly bible study in the church as well.Karen Dennis, a member of the women’s bible study, said she did not vote in this election.“I can’t personally feel good about voting for either candidate,” Dennis said. “I know that God is in control of it no matter how it ends up, so I’m letting God take the reigns and not making the decision myself.”The 31-year-old said this was the first time she did not participate in a general election since she registered at the age of 18.Campaigning while it’s rainingElizabeth Hinz For one candidate, campaigning didn’t end with Election Day voting.Joe Drago, the Democratic candidate running for the 348 District Court of Tarrant County, spent hours outside the polling place at Paschal High School holding up a sign that said “Drago for Judge.”Drago said he planned to stop at several different polling places to make a last minute push for his campaign.Drago said he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president because she is a known quantity.“We know what we’re going to get with Hillary,” Drago said. “With Donald Trump, he’s such an unknown quantity that I’m not sure what we’re going to get.”Drago said it has been a crazy election from the start, but the voter turnout has been really strong.“However many votes are cast for president are going to be the same number of votes that are cast in our race, so it will be well over probably 600,000 votes,” Drago said. “When you think about it, that’s just phenomenal!”Quiet scene at Trinity ChapelSarah Jane GrishamAs the rain slowed to a drizzle during the lunch hour, the parking lot of Trinity Chapel remained relatively sparse.No lines formed or groups of voters gathered outside the church, one of the many Tarrant County polling sites. And those bleak faces who did partake walked back to their cars still uncertain.Voters were not confident in democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton or republican party nominee Donald Trump.“My biggest issue is with getting rid of career politicians,” said 48-year-old sales manager Charles Gibbs. “And the republican nominee was just not a valid leader.”Gibbs said he voted for Libertarian party nominee Gary Johnson.This story will be updated as the day goes on.  TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Linkedin printUpdate: 8:05 p.m.The Tarrant County results are flying in by the minute. Check out the live results right here! —Across the country, Americans took to the polls to cast their vote in the 2016 election.In The109, the voter turnout was mixed. Many polling spots saw just a trickle of voters, possibly due to the drizzly, chilly Fort Worth weather, or maybe because a large number of residents voted early or absentee.Reporters were out in full force Tuesday in The109. Here are some of their stories from the polls.Last minute votersHunter Geisel People quickly and quietly traveled through the rain into R.L. Paschal High School to exercise their right to vote minutes before the polls closed Tuesday evening.People came to polls later than they expected because of reasons such as getting stuck at work or procrastinating until the last hours. Despite some of these obstacles, people are still getting to the polls, said retired engineer and Trump supporter Brian Pearce, 58.“Undecided, some of them are tied up at work, can’t get away, but most of them voted early this morning,” Pearce said. “We got over 700 voters so far, so we’re doing good.”Pearce voted for Trump although he didn’t find any of the candidates appealing.“[Trump’s] the lesser evil,” Pearce said. “He’s still a mess but that’s all you can do in these elections is vote for the lesser evil.”Alcon Labs Executive Talent Acquisition Emily Trulove, 32, said deciding between the candidates and work were reasons why she did not get to the polls until 6:28 p.m., 32 minutes before they closed.“Got to work at around 6:45 [a.m.], so got off work little bit later than I anticipated,” Trulove said. “Honestly, I was procrastinating too.”Trulove, who typically aligns with the Republican party, said she doesn’t want to vote for Trump because he doesn’t align with her values but she doesn’t believe Clinton will do the job either.“I have the choice to not vote but I’m also a registered voter, and there’s a lot of people that fight for the right to do this and at the end of the day, I need to fulfill that,” Trulove said. “It’s the patriotic thing to do and I’m no better than Colin Kaepernick if I don’t do it.” Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleSome students have trouble navigating absentee ballotsNext articleeSPOT questionnaire to undergo changes The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Dr. Lynn MehlPasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), which supports local music education with one of the nation’s oldest and most successful house and garden tours, is delighted to announce that Dr. Lynn Mehl has been named its president. Mehl, a professor of kinesiology and psychology at Occidental College and ardent community volunteer, will lead the nearly 300-member non-profit organization for its 2016-2017 year. Through broad community support during the past 52 years of its annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, PSHA has donated more than $20 million to community music education programs.“I am privileged to serve as president of this dynamic organization,” says Mehl. “Our membership is comprised of an amazing group of dedicated and diverse women and men bound together with common goals. As we look to the future, we renew our commitment to support music programs in the San Gabriel Valley, foster and fund programs that nurture the study and appreciation of music, and ensure that music is available to a wide range of audiences in addition to furthering the work of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.”Mehl personifies the all-volunteer organization’s skilled membership. Her professional credentials earned during her 39 years at Occidental College include diverse experiences such as chairing the Kinesiology Department, being one of the first women in the country to oversee a collegiate football program as Director of Athletics, and coaching the women’s tennis team to the first NCAA Division III National Tennis Championship.Her dedication to volunteerism includes serving the Assistance League as president of the Pasadena chapter and member of its national leadership committee. While a Michigan resident, she chaired the local Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and co-chaired the state’s second-largest Christmas parade. During her 10 years of PSHA membership, Mehl has led numerous committees, including Benefit Chair of the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House. She is a resident of Altadena.Mehl’s wide-ranging accomplishments even include earning a second-degree black belt in Shotokan karate.The 2017 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts will be open from April 23 to May 21, 2017. Tickets go on sale November 2, 2016. To purchase tickets or for more information about PSHA, visit www.pasadenashowcase.org.About Pasadena Showcase House for the ArtsPasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) supports local music education with one of the nation’s oldest and most successful house and garden tours. Through broad community support over the past 52 years of its annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, PSHA has donated more than $20 million to community music education programs. The all-volunteer, non-profit organization was founded in 1948. To learn more about the five PSHA-funded programs, the Designer Showcase House or apply for a grant, visit www.pasadenashowcase.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Giving Back Dr. Lynn Mehl Named 2016-2017 President of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 | 9:14 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

first_imgPermian Basin Area FoundationWildfires have returned to the Trans Pecos region. While considerable state and federal resources have been deployed to the region, it is unclear when the fires will be fully contained.Individuals wanting to assist with needs associated with the fires and firefighters are encouraged to send donations to the Permian Basin Area Foundation Emergency Relief Fund.“Permian Basin Area Foundation maintains the PBAF Emergency Relief Fund that provides grants for agencies providing services to manage critical relief,” according to Guy McCrary, CEO of Permian Basin Area Foundation.Those wishing to donate may do so by sending donations to: PBAF Emergency Relief Fund, 3312 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas 79703. Permian Basin Area Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Donations to support Trans-Pecos fires Local News By admin – May 8, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleChris Kyle Memorial HighwayNext articleBoard to hear presentation on middle school career initiative adminlast_img read more

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By News Highland – December 15, 2010 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleInishowen Tourism Society secures manager and staffNext articleNew LK Chamber president says government has done nothing for business News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Newsx Advertscenter_img Google+ Google+ A Derry couple have won £24,000 in damages and costs after a European Court ruled that UK law breached their right to marry and enjoy religious freedom.Judges at Strasbourg’s Court of Human Rights said they had “grave concerns” about the UK law designed to stop sham marriages.Nigerian national Osita Chris Iwu and his wife, Sinead O’Donoghue met in Derry in 2004. They wanted to marry.But they were blocked by UK rules. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook Derry couple awarded compensation over ‘sham marriages’ law Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences releasedlast_img read more

first_img Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Most festivals call it a day when the sun goes down but not Glenwood’s Festival at the Well.When the sun goes down, it’s “shake a leg” time in Glenwood.In keeping with Festival tradition, an old fashioned street dance will begin at 8 p.m.“The live music for the street dance is Benji Sanders and the County Line Band,” Gibson said. “They are a great band to dance to or listen to. Everybody will enjoy them.“We invite everybody to come on out and support The Festival at the Well. The proceeds go to support the Flowing Well Foundation’s scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors with roots in Glenwood.” Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In the afternoon, renowned gospel singer, Harlan Burton will take center stage.“We’re glad to have Harlan back with us by popular demand,” Gibson said. “He will perform from 1 until 2 o’clock. The rest of the day will be filled with local talent.”The streets and grounds surrounding Glenwood’s landmark artesian well will be filled with food vendors, arts and crafts booths and activities for the kids.Arts and crafts provide browsing and buying opportunities and the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department will have barbecue, hamburgers, hotdogs and fries to ward off the hungries. Published 10:04 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Time to ‘gather at the well’ in Glenwood The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Court funding cuts ‘going to be bad’ A cut in the state court system funds will mean the Pike County Circuit Clerk’s office will be down two… read more Once again, it’s time for the Festival at the Well in downtown Glenwood.Festivities will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday with the annual Festival at the Well parade, followed by opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.The children’s beauty pageant at 10 a.m. is a great beginning of a day of arts, crafts, good things to eat and non-stop live entertainment. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Wayne Gibson, Festival chair, said the entertainment schedule features and all-star lineup of entertainers unmatched in previous years including Grammy Award-winning songwriter and entertainer and Crenshaw County native, Bobby Tomberlin.Tomberlin will be joined by his wife, Candi Carpenter, who is an outstanding vocalist. Shayne Fair, well-known Los Angeles musician, will also perform during the morning hours.“Crenshaw County is proud to call Bobby a native son and our little festival is honored to have his fine show participate,” said Festival spokesman Steve Holmes. “The trio will be on a tight schedule. They have to perform at another event an hour away by 12:30 p.m. So, that’s a reason to join us early.”last_img read more

first_imgLatest Stories The confidential results will be mailed to the participants in a self-addressed envelope.It will then be up to the participants to contact their physicians if they have questions or concerns.Jennifer Ventress, TRMC chief clinical officer, said that there is an on-going, increasing and predominately silent crisis in the health and well being of men.“Due to a lack of awareness and poor health education, men fail to have proper screenings for prostate cancer and other health risks,” Ventress said. “With Men’s Health Awareness Week, Troy Regional Medical Center wants to impress upon men the importance of taking care of their health.” Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 10, 2011 Email the author In observance of National Men’s Health Awareness Week, June 13-18, Troy Regional Medical Center is offering free PSA screenings from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.The screenings will be done at the hospital lab on the first floor across from the registration area. No appointment is necessary.Karen Herring, TRMC director of marketing, said the PSA (prostate cancer) screenings will be done in an effort to heighten awareness of the importance of the screenings and encourage early detection and treatment of the disease. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Ventress said more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of health.“More than 50 percent of men in the 60s and as many as 90 percent of those who are 70 years and older have symptoms of an enlarged prostate,” Ventress said. “Each year, more than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 30,000 will die of it.”Prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate gland, is an issue for men of all ages and affects 35 percent of men ages 50 and older.For more information, call 334-670-5487. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Free PSA tests offered at TRMC “Men routinely change the batteries in their smoke alarms and the oil in their cars,” Herring said. “But PSA screenings are most important because they are a from of taking care of yourself and your family.”The PSA screenings involve the drawing of a small amount of blood from the arm. With no wait time, the screenings take only 15 to 30 minutes.“We have scheduled the PSA screenings so that men who work can come by before or after work or during their lunch hour,” Herring said. “We want to make it convenient for everyone who wants to participate.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Print Article You Might Like Gas line breached A worker with Southeast Alabama Gas District works to close a break in a gas line near the intersection of… read morelast_img read more

first_img “In addition to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, local cultural arts organizations that receive funding from ASCA are the Troy Arts Council, the Brundidge Historical Society and the Pike Pioneer Museum,” Pritchett said. “We are all very appreciative of the support that we have received and continue to receive from the State Arts Council.”ASCA funds are matched by contributions from businesses, individuals, local government and earned income by the grantee. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track record of contributing to community development, education, cultural tourism and overall quality of life in virtually all regions of the state, said Barbara Reed, ASCA public information officer.Council members are appointed for six-year terms by the Governor to help promote thearts statewide. A primary responsibility of the Council is to make decisions on grants awarded to support art programs and arts education throughout the state. You Might Like City seeing benefits from litter ordinance The newly revised litter ordinance that the Troy City Council approved and put into action in June hasn’t quite been… read more Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Published 9:09 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Sponsored Content Skip Troy to host State Council on the Arts meeting Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) has announced that it will hold its quarterly meeting in Troy September 3 and 4. At the meeting, the Council will vote to approve recommended grants. Grants to be voted on and approved are in response to applications submitted under the June 1, 2014 deadline and represent the second round of grants awarded in the 2014-2015 fiscal year.Vicki Pritchett, executive director of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, said the State Arts Council has been very supportive of the Cultural Arts Center since the inception of the Johnson Center for the Arts, which was founded by the TPCAC.“ASCA has been very generous in awarding grants in support of the Johnson Center and also our Art Bridges program,” Pritchett said. “We are thrilled and honored that the State Arts Council has chosen the Johnson Center for the Arts for its quarterly meeting.” Pritchett said ASCA held one of its quarterly meetings at Troy University several years ago.“We are extremely pleased to welcome ASCA back to Troy,” she said.ASCA makes grants to non-profit organizations, school, universities, cities and a wide range of community groups. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Council members come from diverse areas of the state and backgrounds, ranging from arts educators, to professional artists, to community arts volunteers. The Council meets quarterly and, in addition to allocating grant funds, it engages in long range planning and develops strategies for expanding public support for the arts. Vaughan I. Morrissette of Mobile chairs the 15-member Council, Reed said.The Mission of the Alabama State Council on the Arts is to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality for all Alabamians by providing support for the state’s diverse and rich artistic resources.The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Al Head, administers the grants programs and provides technical assistance in arts planning and programming. The Council receives its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgResearch issues include the effects of an ageing workforce and specialimplications of SMEsThe European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditionshas published a report detailing the new areas in which it believes research inworkplace health needs to be carried out. The report looked at seven European countries, including the UK, and triedto identify current and future trends in the way in which workplace healthissues are managed. It lists the major trends that will change the nature ofhealth risks in the workplace and suggests the direction in which occupationalhealth services are likely to develop. Research issues that have been identified as priorities include – The effects of an ageing workforce. – The health and well-being implications of working in SMEs andmicro-enterprises. – The implications of work- and home-related technological changes forhealth and well-being. – The relationship between work and home life. – The emergence of new hazards and at-risk groups. – Occupational and non-occupational sources of stress and their healthimplications. – The development of sustainable employment in the context of occupationaland environmental health, economic and social considerations. – The distribution and level of costs between public and private sectors inrelation to workplace-related health issues. The foundation will publish its Third Survey on Working Conditions in the EUduring the year. It plans to chart changing trends in working conditions byincorporating the results of its previous two surveys which were carried out in1991 and 1996 and will make the data available on-line to researchers. Further information is available from the European Foundation for theImprovement of Living and Working Conditions, tel: 00 353 1 204 3100, e-mail [email protected] Next Article Report calls for study into workplace healthOn 1 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgEmployers have taken the wrong approach to the data protection code ofpractice, according to the Information Commission. In response to continued complaints about its length and complexity, IainBourne, commission strategic policy adviser, countered that firms should not betrying to work out which parts of the code are legal requirements and which arebest practice. He believes employers are confusing the code’s recommendations with theirlegal obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, which the code isdesigned to accompany. “The code sets out what they have to do to makesure they are complying with the Act,” he said. Strictly speaking, it is the Act employers must comply with, not the code.But the Information Commission has made it clear that should any enforcementaction be taken against employers, the code of practice will be used toestablish if the employer is in breach of the DPA. Employers and the Better Regulation Taskforce (see above) have argued thereare too many benchmarks for the code to be of any real use. But in a letter totaskforce chairman David Arculus, Bourne said there were no plans to review thecode. “It is going to be some length as it must explain the Act properly.Employers do not need to memorise the code, just use it as and whenneeded,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. Firms urged to rethink on data codeOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgWe molecularly assessed the ascomycetous fungal communities inhabiting the rhizoid environment of Cephaloziella varians, collected at Rothera Point on the western Antarctic Peninsula. The RFLP-phenotyped and cloned PCR products of a partial small subunit of the ribosomal RNA gene were sequenced and analyzed with neighbor joining (NJ) and maximum parsimony (MP). Both analyses identified four bootstrap-supported groups: (i) a sister group to Onygenales, (ii) a well-supported clade with Phialocephala fortinii, (iii) a large group of clones nested within Chaetothyriales, and (iv) a group nested within Eurotiales with a likely affinity to the genus Aspergillus. An additional marginally supported clade, including helotialean Hymenoscyphus fructigenus, was detected in the NJ analysis. Placement of one clone (possibly helotialean) was not supported by either analysis. We included Hymenoscyphus ericae (Helotiales) in our analyses to test for its presence in clone libraries. None of our clones showed strongly supported affinity to H. ericae. The culture-independent technique proved useful for assessing the composition of rhizoid fungal communities, although it remains unknown whether any of these fungi colonize C. varians tissues. Direct-community assays of this kind might be best combined with traditional isolation techniques to get a more holistic view of fungi occupying plant tissues.last_img read more