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5 ways to set clear and focused team goals

first_imgTeamwide goal setting is crucial if you expect to maximize and maintain your productivity.Your team members must always be clear about what your goals are, and how you’ll get there; that should be a given.But realize that some of your team members will have a better understanding of goal-setting than others, so it’s up to you to make sure they all stay on the same wavelength.1. Start with individual team membersYou’ll find it easier to establish team goals if individual members also have personal goals to reach for.Chris might want to make $150,000 annually by the time he’s 35, while Jane may prefer to move up the management ladder toward CFO. As you learn your team members’ personal and professional development goals, help them find ways to weave those goals into the general goal-fabric of both team and organization. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Sessions abdicates his responsibility on marijuana

first_imgOn January 4, 2018, Attorney General Sessions issued a memo formally rescinding years of Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance, most notably the 2013 Cole Memorandum, that laid out the federal government’s effectively hands-off approach to state legalized marijuana. It will now be up to individual U.S. Attorneys in those states that have legalized marijuana to decide whether or not to enforce, and how to go about enforcing, federal marijuana laws. In taking this action, Sessions has done a grave disservice to the states that have legalized marijuana, the marijuana industry, and the U.S. Attorneys he is charged with leading.Following the Sessions announcement, a DOJ official was quoted as saying that the message for federal prosecutors is that going forward they should approach marijuana cases “like all other cases.” But the fatal flaw in that message is the notion that marijuana cases are like all other cases. What other federally illegal activity has been able to operate openly and freely under the watchful eye of, and pursuant to policy guidance from, DOJ? Marijuana cases are unique precisely because DOJ treated them as such for 20 years.DOJ’s role in state-legalized marijuana:DOJ’s practice and policy of deference to state marijuana laws long pre-dates the Cole Memo. California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, and the response from the Clinton DOJ amounted to a shrug of the shoulders. Other states soon followed suit and before long medical marijuana was an accepted fact of life in America, despite its conflict with federal law. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Bars and restaurants in favor of state proposal to continue alcohol to-go orders

first_img(WBNG) — Southern Tier restaurants and bars have been working hard to stay alive during this pandemic. The proposed bill would still require beverages to be sold in sealed containers and accompanied by the purchase of food. “So far people that I’ve talked to are like, ‘This has to keep going. We love that we can get our lunch to go and get a drink with it,” said Pisculli. “We’ve been doing a ton of alcohol sales to-go and a ton of food to-go,” said Dos Rios owner Alex Jaffe. A state senator representing parts of New York City proposed a bill that would allow alcohol to-go sales to continue for two years after the expiration of the COVID-19 state disaster emergency. “We’ve definitely witnessed, people are extremely responsible. At first, we were like, ‘What’s going to happen if they drink in their car? And this and that.’ Nobody is buying a case of cocktails to consume in their car,” said Alig. “Any revenue at this point is good for any business,” said Pisculli. Local businesses are in favor, saying it would only help take away from the financial hit they’ve already felt. While the understand concerns that come along with the proposal, they say during this time people have proven to be safe.center_img For a full look at the proposed bill, click here. “The cocktail part has been really, really neat because before all of these people would come in all the time and ask, ‘Can we take this to-go?’ And obviously, we said no but this time we’re actually able to say yes,” said Waterman’s Distillery owner Michelle Alig. Hoping to continue crafting cocktails and collecting cash when this is all over. “I can’t tell you the number of events we’ve had to cancel for the summer. So for us, anything that can generate more money to make up for those losses is wonderful,” said Alig. A new idea for New York since the coronavirus pandemic started. “I always thought it was kind of strange how tough they were on, you know, if you bought a bottle with dinner you needed a sealed bag with a receipt, and then all of a sudden when this hit all of the rules went out because they were looking for tax revenue,” said Social on State owner Jay Pisculli. One thing that’s helping them stay afloat is allowing take-out alcohol.last_img read more

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Yannick Carrasco sends transfer message to Arsenal as he seeks Chinese Super League exit

first_imgYannick Carrasco was wanted by Arsenal in January (Getty Images)Yannick Carrasco has suggested that he would be open to signing for Arsenal this summer.The Gunners held talks with Dalian Yifang about a potential loan deal during the January transfer window but could not reach an agreement with the Chinese Super League club.But Carrasco has admitted that he is keen to return to Europe as he is concerned about his chances of playing for Belgium’s national side while he remains in China.‘I would love to return to Europe. A lot of clubs were interested in me,’ Carrasco said after Belgium beat Cyprus on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT‘We tried to find a solution in January that would enable me to leave Dalian Yifang. Carrasco admits he wants to return to Europe (Getty Images)‘But I can understand the club’s thinking. They wanted me to stay.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I still feel OK in China. But I have lost my starting place in the Belgian national side.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘This can happen with a team of their quality.‘With the level of competition there will always be times when you don’t get to play a lot.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Yannick Carrasco sends transfer message to Arsenal as he seeks Chinese Super League exit Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dutch giant APG appoints Bart Le Blanc to supervisory board

first_imgThe €374bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has appointed Bart Le Blanc as a member of the supervisory board of APG Group. Currently, Le Blanc is a senior partner at Andreas Capital Group in Luxembourg.Over the last 10 years, he has been CFO at nuclear fuel company Urenco and chairman of the executive board at ETC.Previously, he worked for F van Lanschot Bankiers, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London and La Caisse des Dépôts et consignations (CDC) in Paris. Le Blanc started his career in 1973 with the Dutch government, taking a position at the prime minister’s office.He concluded his government career as director general at the Treasury.Until recently, he was on the board of the €309bn civil service scheme ABP – APG’s main client – and a member of its investment and audit committee.Currently, Le Blanc is non-executive director for investments at the €6bn pension fund of telecoms provider KPN, a member of the supervisory board of ETC Nederland and a board member of the GAK institute, a Dutch endowment fund.last_img read more

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Property turnaround: Home values on the way up again

first_imgNew data shows national home values only fell slightly in June. Picture: Richard Walker.CoreLogic’s preliminary view on housing market conditions is looking more positive, with some early signs that housing values are stabilising across the largest cities. The property researcher puts the improvement down to lower interest rates and more confidence following the federal election outcome.Home values only slipped 0.2 per cent in the first 26 days of the month across the five major capital cities. Spring selling season will be a test for the housing market. Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt. Aerial images of suburban houses in southwest Brisbane.IT could soon become a sellers’ market with new data suggesting the end to the nation’s property downturn is in sight.With the banking royal commission and uncertainty surrounding the federal election outcome out of the way, property prices are set to make a turnaround.New preliminary data from CoreLogic shows an improvement in the decline of home values during the month of June. Sydney home values are starting to turn around. Image: AAP/Sam Mooy.But he said it could be due to a lag effect.“I think people aren’t as obsessive about property in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as they are in Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Kusher said. “You don’t have as many as investors in Brisbane as you do in Sydney and Melbourne either.” The big test will be in Spring when more properties are traditionally listed for sale.The final results for June will be released on Monday. Melbourne home values actually rose 0.1 per cent in June, according to CoreLogic.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoMelbourne actually posted a subtle rise of 0.1 per cent, while Sydney values edged 0.1 per cent lower. But while there is evidence home values are improving in Sydney and Melbourne, the same cannot be said for Brisbane, which recorded a decline in values of 0.5 per cent in June — the same drop as in May.Adelaide and Perth also recorded value falls.“It looks like confidence has improved in Sydney and Melbourne, but it hasn’t outside of there,” CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said.last_img read more

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TOO MANY VIOLATORS: Traffic fines projected at over half a million pesos

first_imgThe most common traffic violationswere illegal parking, road obstruction, disregarding traffic signs, jaywalking,and counter-flowing, he revealed. The objective is not to rake in hugefines but to curb traffic violations by instilling road discipline, stressedPSTMO head Jeck Conlu. ILOILO City – Fines from apprehendedtraffic violators at the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Mandurriao districtare projected to exceed half a million pesos. The Public Safety andTransportation Management Office (PSTMO) of the city government, however, isnot happy. As of Feb. 16, 2,438 apprehensionswere made for various traffic violations along the 14-kilometer avenue, a pilottraffic discipline zone (TDZ) in the city where all traffic regulations areenforced strictly. Having a traffic discipline zone isone of the moves of the city government to ease traffic congestion and          curb road accidents. But itslong-term plan is to have an intelligent traffic system (ITS) that former mayorJed Patrick Mabilog proposed in 2017. The Philippine National Police,Highway Patrol Group and Land Transportation Office are helping the PSTMO. These include the speed limitordinance, the ordinance against modified mufflers, points where to load andunload passengers, the law on the use of helmets and other body protectivegears by motorcycle riders and the maximum number of back riders allowed, thelaw on the use of seatbelts, the law on the non-use of cellphones while drivingand clearing of windshields from gadgets that directly distract the driver’sline of sight, among others. Conlu, however, clarified that thegoal of the TDZ is the promotion of road discipline among drivers andpedestrians and not raising money. The avenue, also known as theDiversion Road, as TDZ started on Jan. 16 “Given ‘ni iya that on the first one month of TDZ implementation mataas ang apprehension kay gina enforce ta pa lang strictly ang mga trafficrules and regulations,” he explained. After the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.Avenue, next to be made a traffic discipline zone is McArthur Drive fromBarangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro district to Barangay Balantang. “The projected total amount ofpenalties, although some have been collected already, is P683,900,” said Conlu.center_img Like the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.Avenue, McArthur Drive is also “problemadopirmi sa traffic because of lack of discipline,” he explained. SPEED CHECK. A traffic enforcer checks the speed of these vehicles on Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, a traffic discipline zone in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Drivers’ lack of discipline contributes to traffic congestion and causes vehicular accidents. PN PHOTO “TDZ will be successful kon mapanubo naton ang dakpanay,” hesaid. As proposed by Mabilog, the firstphase of the ITS would be on the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue because thishighway is prone to vehicular accidents due to overspeeding drivers. Phase II would be on the coastal road,Phase III on the McArthur Highway Drive going to the municipality of Leganes,Iloilo and Phase IV on the Circumferential Road going to Oton, Iloilo./PN “I want this scheme initially tried onthe Diversion Road para mapakita ngapwede maobra ini,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas. An ITS involves the use ofclosed-circuit television cameras capable of determining the speed of vehicles(if they are overspeeding) and of recording them. It would also entail theestablishment of a command/monitoring center. An ITS is projected to discouragedrivers from disregarding traffic rules and regulations. It would also help lawenforcers to easily identify and catch violators. What are the traffic rules andregulations being enforced? Traffic enforcers are armed with, amongothers, breath analyzers to catch those driving while under the influence ofalcohol and speed guns to catch drivers who are exceeding the speed limit. last_img read more

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DOH records 7 more COVID-19 casualties

first_img Patient 1,488 was a 60-year old male from Muntinlupa City whose nationality is still being validated by the DOH along with his travel and exposure history. He died on March 26 due to acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, and COVID-19. Patient 1,489 was a hypertensive and diabetic 74-year old male Quezon City resident whose travel and exposure history are still unknown. He died on March 21 due to acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to pneumonia but only confirmed of the virus on Monday. Patient 587 was a 79-year old male Muntinlupa City resident with no travel history. He died on Monday due to acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia and COVID-19. Patient 647 was a 43-year old male from Parañaque City with no history of travel or exposure to known COVID-19 cases. He died on March 27 due to acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia and COVID-19, and myocardial dysfunction. Data from the DOH show that 3,303 people have been tested for COVID-19, while 920 persons are under investigation for possible infection and 6,321 others are under monitoring. A total of 1,013 people have also tested negative for the disease while 692 more are awaiting the results of their test./PN Patient 1,446 was a 59-year old male from Davao City with no travel history. He died on March 23 of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to high-risk community-acquired pneumonia, and hypoxia. He also had an underlying cardiac disease but only confirmed of the virus on Monday. Patient 149 was a hypertensive 61-year old female from Makati City with no travel and exposure history. She died on March 27 due to acute respiratory failure secondary to community-acquired pneumonia, secondary to COVID-19. Patient 1,447 was a 45-year old male Davao City resident whose travel and exposure history remain unknown. He died on March 23 of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to high-risk community-acquired pneumonia, and hypoxia but only confirmed of the virus on Monday. MANILA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has killed seven more persons in the country, bringing the total to 78. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases rose to 1, 546 cases, the Department of Health said on Monday. Vergeire also reported during Monday afternoon’s televised virtual press conference that the number of people who have recovered from the disease remained at 42. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the latest fatalities – Patients 149, 587, 647, 1,448, 1,447, 1,446, and 1,489 – were all Filipino aside from another one who is still being validated.last_img read more

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Samsung heir apologizes over corruption scandal

first_imgSEOUL – The heir to the Samsung empire bowed in apology Wednesday for company misconduct including a controversial plan for him to ascend to the leadership of the world’s largest smartphone maker. Lee Jae-yong is vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and was jailed for five years in 2017 for bribery, embezzlement and other offences in connection with the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-hye. “We are recognized for our top-class technology and products but the public eye towards Samsung is still critical,” Lee said./PN The 51-year-old was released a year later on appeal but is currently undergoing a retrial. Lee Jae-yong is vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and was jailed for five years in 2017 for bribery, embezzlement and other offences. POOL/AFP / KIM HONG-JIlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Middle School Harriers Participate At Greensburg Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Boys finished 3rd in the Greensburg Invitational on Monday.  Lyle Oesterling finished 10th in the boy’s race, followed by Benjamin Eli Loichinger, 19th, Will Sherwood, 28th, Emi Lopez, 38th, Talan Rowlett, 43rd, Tacoma Nicholas, 45th, and Jake Chapman, 47th.Cole Pride finished 2nd in the boy’s reserve race, followed by Carter Walsman, 4th, Santiago Schutte, 9th, Landin Hughes, 12th, and Reed Hixson, 15th.The Batesville Middle School Girls finished 3rd in the Greensburg Invitational.  Ava Hanson finished 6th in the girl’s race, followed by Emma Weiler, 8th, Sophie Myers, 9th, Kaylynn Bedel, 19th, Megan Allgeier, 28th, Madelyn Pohlman, 34th, and Josie Meyer, 47th.Ella Rowlett finished 14th in the girl’s reserve race.Greensburg Invitational Team Results.BoysColumbus Northside               17Jennings County                      78Batesville                                 138Columbus Central                 139Seymour                                 158New Palestine                        164Greensburg                            169Sunman Dearborn                205Shelbyville                              215Triton Central                        340Connersville                           348South Decatur                       356Southwestern                        360Waldron                                 374South Dearborn                    404Jac-Cen-Del                            433Franklin County                    474GirlsColumbus Northside             35Seymour                                 52Batesville                                70Greensburg                            93Sunman Dearborn                143Columbus Central                 171Jennings County                    228Triton Central                        250New Palestine                        293Connersville                           302South Decatur                       305Jac-Cen-Del                            347South Dearborn                    363Waldron                                 384Greendale                              415Shelbyville                              441Southwestern                                    488Franklin County                    505North Decatur                       512last_img read more

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