Bonus at John Lewis drops on Waitrose sales

first_img whatsapp Thursday 12 March 2015 10:22 pm Share Tags: City bonuses John Lewis Waitrose by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom Nationzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.com Show Comments ▼center_img Bonus at John Lewis drops on Waitrose sales whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof JOHN Lewis Partnership slashed staff bonuses to 11 per cent of pay, the lowest level for 12 years, after profits fell at its grocery chain Waitrose.The partnership’s 93,800 employees will receive a total pay out of £156.2m, which is equivalent to nearly six weeks’ salary.The supermarket price war, a deflationary market and a significantly higher level of investment in technology reportedly took their toll on Waitrose’s pre-tax profits, which fell by 23.4 per cent to £237m. In contrast, John Lewis reported a strong year, with record sales on Black Friday contributing to a rise of 9.2 per cent to £4.43bn and profit up 10.8 per cent to £250.5m.The department store slightly offset Waitrose’s declining figures and the partnership reported pre-tax profits of £342.7m, down nine per cent, for the 53 weeks to 31 January. In a revival bid last year, Waitrose launched click-and-collect service lockers in six tube stations, opened up cookery schools and launched gardening departments to some stores. Despite this, 2015 looks challenging for Waitrose with sales down 2.8 per cent after the first five weeks of the current year.Mark Price, the managing director of Waitrose, said cutting prices to compete in a “highly competitive and deflationary market” had cost the business between £35m and £45m.“To quote Churchill: ‘This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end but perhaps it is the end of the beginning.’,” he added. “There are dramatic changes in food retail, in shopping online, using convenience stores and eating out more. That change is going to take a long time to work through and not going to be over this year or next year. It is going to take the best part of a decade in my view.”He said that Waitrose would fight back by keeping prices competitive, offering high-quality fresh food and offering more services such as in-store cafes and restaurants and online ordering. Express KCS last_img read more

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Justice Minister Calls for Increased Co-Operation in Fight Against Terrorism

first_imgAdvertisements Justice Minister Calls for Increased Co-Operation in Fight Against Terrorism UncategorizedMarch 15, 2006 RelatedJustice Minister Calls for Increased Co-Operation in Fight Against Terrorism RelatedJustice Minister Calls for Increased Co-Operation in Fight Against Terrorismcenter_img RelatedJustice Minister Calls for Increased Co-Operation in Fight Against Terrorism FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator A. J. Nicholson, has called for increased international co-operation in the fight against terrorism.“All countries are vulnerable to terrorist attacks,” he pointed out, adding that popular events were usually prime targets for such attacks.Senator Nicholson cautioned that “with Cricket World Cup 2007 on the horizon, the Caribbean must be even more vigilant than before”.The Minister was giving the keynote address at the opening session of the Training of Specialists and Trainers programme, a Commonwealth project on Capacity Building in Combating Terrorism, on March 13 at the Hilton Kingston Hotel. The course will last until March 17.Speaking against the background of the frequency and heightened sophistication of terrorist attacks in recent times, the Minister pointed out that, “many countries have implemented legislation to combat terrorism and implement the various international instruments and Security Council Resolutions”.He noted however, that in crafting such legislation, “we have all had to grapple with balancing the rights of the individual against the rights of the public to the safety and security of the nation”.In spite of this challenge, Minister Nicholson emphasized, “it is important for all of us, especially lawmakers, prosecutors and law enforcers, to bear in mind that this fight to stamp out terror must not be at the expense of human rights”.In addition to legislative adjustments, the Attorney General said it was equally essential for law enforcement personnel, intelligence officers and prosecutors to be trained in areas, such as “gathering and use of intelligence, forensic evidence, response to hostage-taking, international co-operation, mutual legal assistance and extradition, among others”.He further recommended that, “states ensure effective co-ordination with their border control agencies internally, as well as with each other in order to prevent terrorist attacks, as well as ensure effective investigation of terrorist cases”.The Minister also expressed the view that if international co-operation is to be effective in the war against terror, “it is necessary.that our legislation provides that terrorist acts and the financing of terrorism are extraditable offences”.last_img read more

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California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting ‘Angels’

first_imgTags :apNewsParadisewildfiresshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentChurch says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas tripsDems: Pelosi foes seek term limits on leaders, panel chairsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours ago HomeFeaturedCalifornia inferno gives rise to family-reuniting ‘Angels’ Dec. 11, 2018 at 4:57 amFeaturedNewsCalifornia inferno gives rise to family-reuniting ‘Angels’Associated Press3 years agoapNewsParadisewildfiresParadise. Image courtesy of Wikipedia. JOCELYN GECKERAssociated PressThey have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them.They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California’s catastrophic wildfire.In the dark days that followed the Nov. 8 inferno, the deadliest in California history, social media filled with posts from people trying to contact loved ones from the Paradise area.Panic spread as the magnitude of destruction came into focus: At least 85 dead. Nearly 14,000 homes destroyed. From across the U.S., people posted names of aunts, uncles, foster parents, distant relatives and long-lost friends or acquaintances and asked, “Does anyone know if they are safe?”Nancy Collins knew she could help. A mother of two and a 911 dispatcher, Collins volunteers as a “search angel,” someone who helps adoptees find their biological parents. She knows her way around public records and how to track people down.She offered her services to the administrator of a newly created Facebook page, “Camp Fire Missing Persons, Paradise CA,” after noticing panicked posts were piling up.“I said, ‘I have a bunch of genealogy friends, and we can help,” said Collins, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and formed a team of eight “angels” from around the country and one in Canada, all of whom volunteer with a group called Search Squad . “The rest was history.”Working on laptops from their living room sofas, home offices and kitchen counters, they communicated in online chat groups and divvied up hundreds of posts. They used public databases to find property deeds, court records and bankruptcy filings, and logged onto people-finding sites like Ancestry.com, BeenVerified.com, the online White Pages and others. They looked for cellphone numbers and email addresses and names of friends, relatives, neighbors and associates who might have clues.In the four weeks since the fire started, the search angels have connected nearly 250 people with the relatives and friends they were searching for. They are one of several missing persons groups that sprung up on Facebook with the intention of helping strangers in a time of need, harnessing the power of social media and dogged investigative work.“I reached out to the angels, and they really are angels,” said Delisa Gaeta, 55, who was concerned about her foster father, whom she hadn’t seen in years. “I threw a lifeline out there, and they grabbed hold of it and reeled it in. They just made it happen.”At first, Gaeta didn’t know if her foster father, Dale Wingett, had made it out of his Paradise home alive. Authorities had no information on him, and after two weeks of trying to contact him, she was losing hope. Then she saw his picture in a local newspaper at a Thanksgiving dinner for survivors in the Northern California city of Redding. Gaeta desperately wanted to speak to Wingett and see if he needed help.“It became a group project,” said Dawn Kosmakos, a search angel who lives in Martinez, in the San Francisco Bay Area. “It was like, ‘OK, girls. Let’s find him!”They alerted the sheriff’s office, did online searches and tried calling family and a property management company, Collins said. They found out Wingett had left Redding and was heading about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south, to the city of Willows.“We called every hotel in Willows and said, ‘If he checks in, can you give him this message?’” said Collins, and that’s how they found him. Wingett got the message, called them back, got Gaeta’s number and called her. They have since emailed and spoken several times.For Wingett, the connection brought happiness at a time of great loss.“We have had really moving talks,” said Wingett, contacted by phone at a hotel in Sutter Creek. “She told me that even though I was her foster father, to her I was her father. That hit me pretty strongly.”Gaeta says she has peace of mind after weeks of sleepless nights.“I am so grateful to the work of these women,” said Gaeta, who lives in the Bay Area city of Santa Clara. “They gave me the best Christmas gift.”Diana Sauer, 39, feels a similar sense of gratitude and wonder for the work of the angels, who use methods for finding people that many don’t know exist.“I owe them everything,” said Sauer, who lives in the San Francisco area but grew up in Paradise and was worried about her father’s best friend, Russell Anderson. “I don’t think I would have found him without them.”Anderson is 70 and lived simply, she said, with no cellphone or internet.“It made him one of those very difficult people to find,” said Sauer, who knew Anderson had no children but was close with his ex-wife’s daughter, Charmaine. Sauer did not know Charmaine’s last name, but the angels found her.“They ended up finding Charmaine’s marriage record, then they found birth records showing she had children. They found her children on Facebook and asked, ‘Do you know Russell, and is he with you?’”The answer was yes. She spoke to Anderson on the phone for 40 minutes, and caught him up on her life, her marriage, her own children. They hadn’t spoken in 15 years. “It was a very sweet conversation between two people that love each other and haven’t seen each other in a long time.”Several people that Collins’ group tracked down appeared on the official list of people unaccounted for after the fire. That list, managed by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, is down to six names from a high of 1,300 last month.Sheriff Kory Honea acknowledged the work of Facebook groups in the effort but said his agency wasn’t coordinating with them or using their resources, primarily because it was so swamped with other work.“If the Facebook group knows that (people) are safe, they should call us and let us know. There’s no way my staff can check the myriad of Facebook pages,” Honea told The Associated Press.Collins said when her team located a “missing” person who was on the official list, they emailed the sheriff’s office and also told friends and family of those found to contact the sheriff’s office to have their names removed.Susie Elliot, 63, tried to get official information about her cousin in Paradise, Dee Riley, but called the sheriff’s office and got repeated busy signals.For over two weeks, Elliot, who lives in San Dimas, near Los Angeles, checked everywhere she could think of for Riley. She contacted the Red Cross, which was running shelters for fire evacuees, and it had no record of Riley so directed her to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, where she couldn’t get through. She learned Riley’s house burned down and started getting anxious. Then she did a Google search using words like, “missing people in Paradise,” and found the Facebook group.On Nov. 27, Elliot posted a message to the group saying she couldn’t find her cousin. Within minutes, Kosmakos was on the case. Kosmakos, a stay-at-home mom and part-time administrative assistant, said she found Riley’s cellphone number after a few quick online searches.“By 3 p.m. the next day, I was in touch with my cousin,” said Elliot, who learned her cousin was safe and was renting an apartment near Sacramento.“I couldn’t believe they found her in less than 24 hours,” Elliot said.The angels say they all have personal reasons for doing the work they do.“I was in a foster home myself. I really don’t have much family,” said Collins. “So, for me, I get joy connecting others to their family.”last_img read more

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Amazon takes wraps off Fire smartphone; AT&T confirmed as exclusive partner

first_img Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 JUN 2014 Tags Amazon announced its much-anticipated smartphone, Fire, featuring a display which shows three-dimensional images that responds to movement, along with image, text and audio recognition.The ‘Dynamic Perspective’ technology uses four low-power specialised cameras and four infrared LEDs built into the front of the device to detect the position of the user’s head relative to the device. A dedicated processor and real-time computer vision algorithm then adjusts the image accordingly.The technology allows apps and games to be more immersive. For example, the Amazon Shopping app will allow users to get a full view of an item of clothing, while players can move their head to look around corners and obstacles.In addition, it enables one-handed gestures such as auto-scroll when reading, swivel, tilt and peek. For example, tilting in Amazon Music will display song lyrics, while a swivel gesture reveals quick actions.Ian Fogg, head of mobile at analyst firm IHS Technology, said that while the technical features of Fire are impressive, they didn’t represent a game changer to drive adoption.The other distinctive feature of Fire is the Firefly button, which provides image, text and audio recognition for web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, movies, music, and more than 100 million other products (potentially giving a major boost to Amazon’s online sales).The company has made software development kits available for both Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, to allow developers to develop new functionality on top of the technology.Fire runs a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, has a 4.7-inch screen, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and 2.1 megapixel front-facing sensor, and supports nine LTE bands. It is available with 32GB or 64GB of storage and uses Amazon’s latest forked version of Android, Fire OS 3.5.0.Like the Kindle Fire tablet range before it, the smartphone provides access to the e-commerce company’s content ecosystem, including more than 33 million songs, apps, games, movies, TV shows and books.Fire includes a Mayday button, for quick advice from an Amazon expert; ASAP, which predicts content users may want to view and prepares for instant playback; X-Ray, which provides more information on content; and Second Screen which provides the capability of sending TV shows and movies to the Fire TV device.It was confirmed that AT&T will start as an exclusive operator partner for Fire when it ships on 25 July. The 32GB version will be priced at $199 with a two-year contract, while the 64GB version will cost $299.T-Mobile US CEO John Legere criticised the previously-rumoured exclusivity deal for being anti-competitive, while noting the failure of AT&T’s exclusive deal for the HTC First, the first smartphone to feature the Facebook Home interface.IHS Technology’s Ian Fogg said the launch pricing puts Fire in direct competition with Apple and Samsung and expects the price to be reduced “within months”.“This is a high risk launch price strategy which is unsustainable for a smartphone market entrant. Simply having a well-known brand on the box is not enough to sell smartphones as Nokia and Motorola know well,” Fogg noted.He added that launching with a single operator in one market means Fire will be less attractive for third-party app developers wanting to build apps for the device’s differentiating features. Amazon will either need to accept this, or pay developers to produce apps, raising its costs, Fogg said. AmazonFiresmartphoneTechnology Tim Ferguson Smartphone shipments hit 340M in Q1 Relatedcenter_img Author Previous ArticleFacebook re-enters ‘ephemeral messaging’ fray with SlingshotNext ArticleT-Mobile’s Legere goes ‘uncarrier’ again with iPhone 5S test drive; claims network “kicks ass” HomeDevicesNews Amazon takes wraps off Fire smartphone; AT&T confirmed as exclusive partner Realme pushes low-end 5G with Narzo Smartphone shipments to ride 5G wave Devices last_img read more

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Emergency services at the scene of a suspected gas leak in Derry

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Facebook LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Previous articleFormer hotelier pleads guilty to possession of unlicensed gunNext articleSale of illegal cigarettes is the ‘new cocaine’ trade in Ireland admin Emergency services at the scene of a suspected gas leak in Derrycenter_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By admin – July 27, 2015 Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre The fire service are currently at the scene of a suspected gas leak on Spencer Road in Derry.Properties in and around the area are currently being evacuatedThe Ambulance service is also at the scene as a number of people have been reported to be experiencing headachesSpencer Road remains closed at this time to facilitate emergency services.Diversions are in place. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday February 19th

first_img By News Highland – February 19, 2021 Twitter Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleFurther 5 Covid related deaths and 313 confirmed cases in NINext article26 additional Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal News Highland Google+ Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday February 19th Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlaybackcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday February 19th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/19news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

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News / Ocean freight rates stay on a roll, but are they high enough for carriers?

first_img© Christian Horz By Mike Wackett 11/11/2019 Following a mini-recovery of container spot rates on the major east-west trades in recent weeks,  Drewry believes they will continue to rise.However, whether the rates will increase sufficiently to cover the additional costs of compliance with IMO 2020 is another matter.The consultant contends that spot market rates are “currently enjoying a resurgence”, noting that a composite of eight major east-west trade components on its World Container Index (WCI) had seen a jump of $210 in the past two weeks to mitigate losses accumulated over the previous two months.“Today’s market is not in full bloom, but it is certainly not as bad as it initially appears,” said Drewry.center_img “In our opinion, the lower prices of Q3 19 were a consequence of a diminished trade war multiplier and a return to the rate-cutting tendencies of some carriers,” said Drewry.It said the current freight rate revival was “unlikely to have come from an unexpected demand boom”, given that volumes were “moribund” in the third quarter peak season. Instead, it suggested, changes in the supply side were “driving the upward momentum”.Indeed, Alphaliner reported last week that the containership inactive fleet had “surged” to 1.12m teu, representing nearly 5% of the total global cellular fleet.However, some 858,000 teu, or 76%, of the idle tonnage was attributed to vessels undergoing exhaust gas cleaning (scrubber) retrofits in preparation for the IMO 2020 0.5% sulphur cap regulations which come into force on 1 January.For some months, the scrubber retrofitting of container vessels, which can take up to six weeks in dry dock, plus additional downtime for positioning, waiting for dry-docks to become vacant and phasing in and out of service networks, has proved a shot in the arm for the charter market, with daily hire rate for some sectors doubling inside 12 months.But until recently the strong charter market had yet to convert into higher freight rates in the liner trades.“This time, however, it appears that demand is sufficiently strong that similar supply-side reductions are translating into more positive utilisation and freight rates,” said Drewry.Moreover, with an historically low orderbook and scrubber retrofitting going well into next year, Peter Curtis, executive vice-president and chief commercial and technical officer of containership owner Seaspan, said he expected “supply to remain tight” for the foreseeable future.During Seaspan’s Q3 earnings call last week, Mr Curtis said the “limited” number of newbuild deliveries, along with the “tail wind” of IMO 2020 would support charter rates into next year.He also added that a direct consequence of IMO 2020 could also see an acceleration in scrapping of older, less-efficient tonnage which would act as an additional squeeze on containership supply.Drewry conclude that freight rates “will continue to rise”, not least boosted by the impact of the higher bunker surcharges being rolled out by carriers to compensate them for the additional fuel costs related to IMO 2020.Nevertheless, it has a caveat to the positive rate outlook: “The true measure of success will be whether or not they (freight rates) rise sufficiently to cover the additional costs,” said Drewry.last_img read more

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National Student Advisory Council 2017 in USA

first_imgDeadline: 25 September 2017 Open to: current undergraduate students, master’s students, or doctoral students Venue: Washington, D.C., USADescriptionEvery academic year, AAUW selects 10 inspiring college students to serve on the prestigious National Student Advisory Council (SAC). This unique feminist team builds leadership skills through campus activism projects, monthly conference calls, and serving as peer leaders during AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).EligibilityMust be a current undergraduate student, master’s student, or doctoral student.BenefitsThis program gives 10 passionate college students the opportunity to advise a national women’s organization and represent the diverse voices of students on their campus;Through campus activism projects and community outreach to AAUW student organizations, SAC members develop leadership skills and gain valuable résumé-building experiences;Most importantly, members form lifelong connections to their team and hundreds of SAC alumnae;SAC members receive two all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C;In the fall the SAC attends a leadership retreat at AAUW’s national headquarters and in the spring members serve as peer leaders at AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).How to apply?Interested candidates should apply using the online application form.Late applications will not be accepted;AAUW will send notifications to all applicants by mid-October;Keep in mind that because this is an online form, your answers won’t be saved if you leave the page;AAUW recommend typing your answers in a separate document first and pasting them into the form when you’re ready to submit.For more information please visit the official website. Tweet ← WSRP Research Associates at Harvard Divinity School 2018–19 2021 Washington Post Newsroom Internships Program National Student Advisory Council 2017 in USA LinkedIn 0 +1 Reddit Pocketcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories Green Institute Internship Share 0 August 30, 2017 Published by Verce Arsovska Superhero U – Create Your Own Superhero! Vacancy at ALDA Project Manager →last_img read more

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Manners and values lost: Who is to be blamed?

first_imgIt has been rightly said, that “your first guru/teacher/guide are your parents”. What you learn from your birth from your parents, elders at home is what reflects in your day-to-day routine conduct with others.I still remember as a child, even when I had not even started walking and speaking properly, my parents used to educate and teach us to say Pranaam/Namaste or to touch the feet of elders in the family or in our colony or of anyone visiting us.I saw my parents wishing my grandfather both early in the morning and before going to bed. Later, as I grew up, I still recollect that my grandfather after his morning routine and breakfast would sit in the verandah of the house, facing the main road. Every passer-by whether known or unknown used to wish him respectfully and in response, he would bless them saying, ‘Aashirwaad or khush raho.’This culture was the foundation of our upbringing and inculcated humility as well as consideration in us for all human life.Unfortunately, today these teachings from our parents/ grandparents/elders have got lost in contemporary times. Though the present generation has evolved as a highly educated society, they are lacking in the basic skills of courtesy, respect, humility and concern for each other.I do observe that the younger generation and children of senior classes are only learning materialistic education. This again is the reflection of the teachings at home. The concern is that if at home our own parents are not behaving with respect and not giving due regard to the elders in the family in front of children, then how will they imbibe these values. Even the education system today is somewhat to be blamed as there is no teaching of social ethics in the best of schools.There is an increasing level of social behavioural abnormalities with a lack of courtesy and desirable mannerisms. The materialistic approach has ushered in an era of self-centred existentialism with total disregard for others. Unfortunately, these weeds are growing stronger every day as they penetrate their roots deeper and deeper in our society.I stay in a society with an amalgamation of senior citizens, middle-aged and young folk. In our routine interaction/meetings. we commonly exchange simple pleasantries and courtesies, but there are invariably some members who take this behaviour as one’s weakness. Their attitude reeks of arrogance and simple courtesies are never reciprocated. Many times the children cross the seniors without bothering to wish them or giving them right of way. It makes one question their upbringing and the singular lack of grooming.Recently, on returning from my office in my car, I noticed that one of the society residents, a neighbour and an acquaintance, was getting some work done in his car. The scooter of the mechanic was parked in such a manner that I didn’t get enough space to reverse my car and park it in my parking slot. I assumed that on seeing me the individual would ask the mechanic to remove his scooter so that I could conveniently reverse my car and park it. To my surprise, he ignored me and remained busy in getting the car repaired from the mechanic. I suppressed my annoyance and waited calmly. I had to keep waiting for the next ten minutes. Once the mechanic left, he too moved away without any regret or apology for the inconvenience caused.What will such parents pass on to their children, I wonder. We cannot really blame the youth if we elders cannot teach them by example. After all, the youth emulates the example which is held out to them.last_img read more

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WUHS Performing Arts Department presents ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’

first_imgFrom left, Samantha Huffman – Sally; Braxton Blanton – Charlie Brown; and Tori DeMeyer- Lucy. Top Searches Top Searches Adams County Ohio ValleyAdamsOct 22 PreviousCommissioners hold April 5 meetingNext“Chalk The Walk’ highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 WUHS Performing Arts Department presents ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’April 27, 2021Mark CarpenterNews0center_img HomeNewsWUHS Performing Arts Department presents ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’ Powered By 10 Sec How to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a Pro NextStay How to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Carve a Whole ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Make the Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed PotatoesNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Core and Slice a PineappleNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Submitted NewsAs theater returns to Adams County, the West Union Performing Arts Department invites everyone to come see their production of Y”ou’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”The show will be held in the West Union High School cafetorium on April 30 and May 1, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., as well as May 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.  Tickets will be available from 2-6:30 p.m. on weekdays at the high school.   Seating is limited this year, but everyone is excited to get back on stage again.The show will star the many talents of Braxton Blanton – Charlie Brown, Tori DeMeyer – Lucy, Matthew Griffis – Linus, Samantha Huffman and Makenna Armstrong – Sally Brown, Makinlee Stevinson and Baylee Bellamy – Snoopy, and Brandt Seaman and Landon Kouns as Shroeder.  There are several other students playing many of the other lovable and recognizable Peanuts characters. The show has several parts doubled, so each night will have a different cast combination. The cast is limited this year, with the current restrictions, with 13 students on stage and several more doing technical work.The story revolves around a group of lovable kids and their journey through elementary school. “I think the comic strips carry simple truths,” says Jeannie Schulz. wife of the late Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts characters.“It is a mixed world out there – sometimes sweet, sometimes joyous, and sometimes disappointing. Disappointments are often sharp and stick with us a long time. Someone once said to me that Peanuts teaches us how to be human. I thought that was pretty profound.”The production is under the direction of Carl Schneider – Director, Aaron Vanpelt – Music Director,  Nancy Schneider – Accompanist and Pit Orchestra Director, Carol DeMeyer – House Manager and Props, and Matt Sheeley – Video Projections.The students and staff have been working hard for several months to bring the magic of this show to the communities of Adams County.  Join them for a fantastic evening of music, laughter, disappointment, and the joy of the classic musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”.last_img read more

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