Keep Mr. Beasley out of the kitchen

first_imgby. Lisa HochgrafLessons in service, brand and leadership can come out of early life experiences.Consider Denise Wymore’s first job—serving fast food at Beasley’s Fish and Chips.Wymore, co-founder of 6th Story and author of The 2020 Vision of Marketing: A Focus on Purpose, told attendees of CUES’ Execu/Summit Monday about how her first employer, the owner of the restaurant, shared his values with his employees. (In the photo at right, CUES Director member Mario Shortino talks with Wymore about the connection between a company’s values and its brand. Shortino is a director for $4.8 billion Teachers Credit Union, Brockton, Mass.)Sharing his values, Mr. Beasley told Wymore and her co-workers that what they were doing mattered. He would say things like, “If you are serving someone—even if you are bringing them tartar sauce—you are doing something worthwhile.”To test how employees were doing, Mr. Beasley would come in to eat. If he saw employees doing their jobs right, he would stay at his table and eat. If they did something wrong, he’d come in the back and prepare his own meal. If he didn’t need to do that, he would come back after and thank everyone for the good meal. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Young lawyers pro bono program supports temporary caregivers

first_imgYoung lawyers pro bono program supports temporary caregivers November 1, 2016 Regular News Young lawyers pro bono program supports temporary caregivers Law firms and other legal employers should support efforts to encourage new Bar members to provide pro bono services, according to the president of the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, which is promoting a program to provide legal help for temporary caregivers. Katherine Hurst Miller also recently reported to the Bar Board of Governors that the YLD is finishing up work that will lead to its Practicing With Professionalism program being available online. Miller said the YLD Board of Governors is working on a pro bono program to help lawyers provide assistance to temporary caregivers who have to make health care and education decisions for children. “Pro bono is difficult for young lawyers. There is pressure from the firm on billable hours. If they are in a smaller firm or starting their own firm there are constraints on time; you’re not making money on it,” she said, adding it’s important for lawyers to get in the habit of doing pro bono early in their careers. “Our project for October pro bono month will be with The Florida Bar Foundation and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association. It’s called Youth on Solid Ground. This is devoted to the legal paperwork necessary for temporary caregivers to make housing, schooling, health-care type decisions. “If you’re staying with grandma because your parents are incarcerated, who has the right to sign off on. . . on paperwork that needs to be completed?” she said. “So we have a two-hour fully online CLE that you can watch and register with your local pro bono. . . services.” Miller said the YLD has finished filming segments necessary to place its Practicing With Professionalism program, which all new Bar members must attend, online. She said editing and other work should be done and the program available sometime in the spring. On other matters, she said the YLD’s Lawyers Advising Lawyers program will have its own website, which could go up in January, and she said the board would get a preview at its December meeting.last_img read more

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Taming temper tantrums: Are you doing it wrong?

first_imgToday:Research shows that 70 percent of children throw temper tantrums, according to parenting expert Michele Borba.Wait, what? Who are these 30 percent of calm children, and where can I get one?Just kidding – like most parents I’ve accepted that the occasional tantrum is going to be a kicking, screaming, brain-jarring pothole on the road to maturity.But researchers from Yale University and Kings College in the U.K. have been hard at work studying tantrums, and they say taming them is possible. It’s all about proper training – for the parents, not the children.“Hold those sticker charts, fancy point systems and our pleads and threats. Those techniques are largely ineffective in changing kid behavior for the long haul,” Borba says. In fact, experts say, most of the tried-and-true techniques taught by books are totally wrong.Read the whole story: Today More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Is the Immediate Playback of Events Changing Children’s Memories?

first_imgWhen I saw my mother’s finger hovering over “play” on her phone, my daughter leaning over her shoulder, I stopped her: “You know what … let’s just let her enjoy the moment.” It turns out that my hesitancy has a genuine scientific basis. Daniel Schacter, a psychology professor at Harvard whose books include “The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers,” told me, “We know from research that reactivating an experience after it occurs can have large effects on subsequent memory for that experience, and depending on what elements of an experience are reactivated, can even change the original memory.” Many studies have been done on how a person taking a photograph reinforces or reshapes their memory, but what about our children — the subject of our constant documentation? Does seeing themselves in the third person change or even falsify their memories? Instead of remembering the experience of singing up there on the stage looking out at the audience from her own eyes, my daughter’s memory becomes entangled with the videographer’s perspective from the audience looking up at the stage. The night of the elementary school talent show, we came home to celebrate with ice cream when my mother took out her iPhone to show a video she’d taken of my 10-year-old daughter’s performance. My daughter had played Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” on the piano by ear and sang along. Despite her nerves, she got out there in the middle of the stage in a new dress with scattered sequins and sang her best, bowing to an audience of clapping parents before she walked off stage — an expression of relief and pride on her face. I wanted to keep her experience sacred for at least a little bit longer. I wanted to keep it her experience. Elizabeth Loftus, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies memory, explained: “Experiencing gives you a ‘first’ person perspective. You see others while you act. Watching gives you a ‘third’ person perspective. You learn something about how others see you. I’d say this would ‘add’ to the memory … which in a sense is a kind of reshaping.” Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media > I’ve seen the way my daughter’s facial expression changes, her eyes squint slightly, and her neck pulls her head back just a little when she watches videos of herself. I knew that in my daughter’s mind she’d felt like a rock star up there, and that seeing the video might surprise her and change the way she remembered the experience. It’s not that her performance wasn’t good — just that it might be slightly different on video than the way she experienced it, the way we all feel when we hear ourselves on a recording and say “Wait — that’s what I sound like?” last_img read more

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Ebola activity heats up as West Africa’s rainy season begins

first_imgIn its weekly epidemiologic profile of the outbreak today, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Ebola activity in Guinea and Sierra Leone has become more intense and widespread since May 10, when the region saw cases hit a 10-month low.Last week the two countries reported 25 new lab-confirmed cases, 13 in Guinea and 12 in Sierra Leone. The number is up from 12 reported the week before.Overall, the total of confirmed, probable, and suspected cases in the two countries and Liberia—which is now Ebola free—has risen to 27,145, including 11,147 deaths, the WHO said.No health worker infections were reported, keeping the total at 869, 507 of them fatal.Concerns over unknown transmission chainsThe WHO said several of the new cases are from unknown sources in areas that haven’t reported any confirmed cases in several weeks. It said rigorous contact tracing, active case finding, and infection prevention and control are needed to break transmission chains and get cases down to zero, but the onset of rainy season will make field operations more difficult in the weeks and months ahead.Guinea’s 13 cases were reported in four districts, with 7 in Forecariah district, an area that borders Sierra Leone. Other cases were in Boke (1), Dubraka (4), and Fria (1) districts. Boke borders Guinea-Bissau, and the western district of Dubreka borders Conakry, the country’s capital.The cases in Boke and Dubreka are from known contacts, but the case in Fria district came from an unknown transmission source, and responders investigating the illness met active and passive resistance in both Fria and Telimele districts. Earlier this week, a United Nations official in Guinea warned that continued violence and resistance is a threat to battling the disease and called for calm.Threat to childbearing survivorsSierra Leone’s 12 cases were reported from 3 districts, with 8 of them in the densely populated Kaffu Bullom chiefdom in Port Loko district. The WHO said most of those cases are linked to a single case that was imported from Kambia district, an area just north of Port Loko on the border with Guinea.Meanwhile, the country’s Kambia district reported its first case in 2 weeks, and so far investigators haven’t been able to find a link to a previous case, and they suspect that an active transmission chain has been smoldering undetected in the area for several weeks. The WHO said responders have reported several recent community resistance incidents in Kambia district.Three of Sierra Leone’s cases were in Freetown, and so far initial investigations haven’t linked any of them to any known transmission chains. One involved a stillborn child who tested positive for the disease. The mother’s test was negative, though serologic tests suggested she had been exposed to the virus.The WHO said the case underscores the need for pregnancy and births to be closely monitored in women who survive their Ebola infections.Repurposed drugs for EbolaResearchers who used molecular screening to test about 2,600 drugs approved for other indications for possible use against the Zaire Ebola virus strain found that 80 had some action against the virus. Zaire is the subtype circulating in West Africa’s outbreak countries.The team, led mainly by researchers from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and Horizon Discovery, Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass., published its findings today in Science Translational Medicine.They used an in vitro infection assay for their first screening, and the drugs that showed some activity had several different mechanisms of action and ranged from estrogen receptor modulators to antidepressants.Their screening with an in vivo murine Ebola virus infection model confirmed that several drugs might help protect against the virus, including bepridil and sertraline. The researchers concluded that, because the drugs are already approved, they could quickly advance to clinical trials and might be useful for battling Ebola.See also:June 3 WHO Ebola situation updateJun 3 Sci Transl Med abstractlast_img read more

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Deportivo 0-2 Real Madrid: Ronaldo brace not enough for title

first_img In beating Depor, though, Real have wrapped up second place in the table, as Atletico, whi play Celta Vigo later on Saturday, can only reach 88 points with a win – Madrid have 90.  An early goal from Ronaldo temporarily put them top of the table, but Suarez’s goal in Andalusia killed off any hopes of a dramatic final day.  Before being taken off, Ronaldo could have completed his hat-trick. He first hit the post and later the bar as he saw the Pichichi go to Suarez.  Sport EN Upd. at 19:13 Madrid went into their game at Deportivo La Coruna hoping to take advantage of any slip up from Luis Enrique’s side.  Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale were also substituted in the second half as Zinedine Zidane turned his thoughts to the Champions League final at the end of the month.  Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo were not enough to help Real Madrid win their first title since 2012 as Luis Suarez’s hat-trick against Granada ensured Barcelona retained the La Liga crown. CEST Ronaldo added a second in comical fashion from a corner before half-time, but Madrid’s scoring would end there.  14/05/2016 The Portguese forward, who was recently sidelined with a thigh injury, was then withdrawn at the break, perhaps with the realisation that Barça would wrap things up in Granda.  They also become the first side to close a top flight campaign in Spain with 12 straight wins.last_img read more

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Police corner wanted man

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A MAN wanted over a robbery was captured by eagle-eyed police last week. In the early hours…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Mallards Team of the Week – Junior Dragons Den Regionals

first_img 2nd place – Vanessa Legge, Joyful Seeds, Selkirk College The event saw students pitch everything from automotive diagnostic apps to sophisticated branding companies, in a fast paced, fully interactive and entertaining live show format. 3rd place – Allison Plamondon, Deb Step, Rossland Summits School College/ University Division 1st place- Mitch Roscoe, Ryan Henderson, Creative North Branding, Selkirk College 3rd place – Laurie Ford, Tyler McCauley, Desirae Robinson, Alex Reaburn, The Roving Gatsby, Selkirk CollegeThe top three in each division now move on to compete for over $6000 in cash prizes at the Kootenay wide Junior Dragons Den championship Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the Charles Bailey theatre.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute all the competitors with Team of the Week honours. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports decided to take a bit of a trek outside the sporting venue to the Shambhala Music and Performance Theatre as Students from all over the West Kootenay- Boundary took the stage to compete in the Junior Dragons Den regional championship. Competing in three different divisions, Junior (Grades 8-10), Senior (Grades 11-12) and College/ University, competitors had two minutes to pitch to the judges, following the airing of a short promotional video which had been produced for the competition, highlighting their business or business concept.And the winners were:  Junior division (Grade 8-10) 1st place- Jessica Zwick, Megan Cousins, NIX, Stanley Humphries 2nd place- Cameron Mackintosh, MSDA, Nakusp Secondarylast_img read more

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HR Technology Q & A with Tim Sackett

first_imgThe 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next week The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today — and their predictions for the future. The TA Technology space has been exploding over the past couple of years. The tech surrounding candidate engagement and communication is some of the coolest stuff I’ve seen. Most companies are calling this ‘Artificial Intelligence’ but the reality is less sexy than the marketing, but leaps and bounds better than anything we’ve had previously. Technology can now easily keep you engaged with great talent until you have the need to tap them on the shoulder and deliver just in time hires. Something our hiring managers have always wanted from us!  The following is a Q & A with Tim Sacket, President of HRU Technical Resources: When I speak to most HR or TA leaders about who their best hires are they will always tell me the same thing, “Referrals!” When I ask them who their highest quality hires are they will say the same thing, “Referrals!”  Q. What is the single most important piece of technology an HR pro can have in 2016?  Q. Which new type of HR technology is most revolutionizing the HR profession?  When I ask them how much they spend on technology to help them get more of their #1 kind of hires, it’s also almost always the same answer, “Zero.”  Q. What important questions should HR professionals ask HR technology vendors in the selection process? Q. Now that everyone is using HR technology to find and manage employees, how can organizations use technology to attract them? Give me three references – one who is a long term user of your product, one who is currently going through implementation, and one who recently left you for another product.  You want to talk to all three of these groups. People who love them, people who are going through the pain of implementation and people who no longer love them. This will give you a true picture of what you’re really going to get yourself into.  Q. What advice do you have for HR professionals that will help to ensure a more successful technology implementation? Where are most mistakes made? Employee referral automation is probably the least used, most valuable technology purchase you can make. First off HR and TA leaders need to stop trying to ‘customize’ every piece of technology to their own processes. Very smart people spent millions of dollars developing software that works. As soon as you ask for a customization you just broke that software and it now no longer works like it was designed to work. Give up your processes and follow the processes of the technology you bought in the way it was designed. Most implementations fail because HR and TA first didn’t ensure user adoption amongst themselves before rolling it to the rest of the organization.  I want to say a phone and email is the single most important piece of tech HR must have, but I think that’s now a given. So, I’ll go with a core system of record (HRIS) and an ATS. Money is no longer a factor to have this technology and it’s the foundation of your HR Tech Stack. There’s great tech on the market that is super cheap and will raise your HR game up to a new level. last_img read more

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