News / Geodis and DHL Freight target truck driver shortage with new initiatives

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 13/11/2018 Logistics operators have unveiled multiple initiatives in recent weeks, aiming to ease capacity constraints in the supply chain, particularly in Europe’s beleaguered haulage sector.Yesterday saw DHL Freight and Geodis announce their latest offerings: the former launching a driver recruitment programme; while Geodis announced a booking platform.DHL Freight’s recruitment drive will initially focus on European operations, and there is already a pilot scheme in branches in Erfurt, Koblenz, Maintal, Malsfeld and Sehlem.Chief executive Uwe Brinks said: “Our industry’s currently being driven by an ever-increasing demand for transport, not least because of the continued strong growth in e-commerce.“While we have sufficient loading capacity, we are noticing an increasingly urgent shortage of drivers. We have now adopted a far-sighted approach to addressing this with our driver recruitment initiative.”The pilot programme employs new recruits in a “rotating deployment” capacity, where they will serve as drivers in peak periods and work in warehouses during quieter moments.It comes as part of a twin-pronged initiative to add capacity to DHL’s haulage operations, with the company also ordering new trucks with a load capacity of 12 tonnes.“At peak times, such as before Christmas, we record particularly high volumes of items,” said Mr Brinks. “The aim of the initiative is to expand our human resources and physical capacity to efficiently absorb these volume increases.”The company said 30 new jobs had been created at each of the branches in the pilot programme and that if the initiative proved successful, a further 500 employees would be taken on across Europe.However, with Freight Transport Association (FTA) figures indicating that the UK alone has a driver shortage of 45,000, more work is required by industry and government alike.Geodis’s new initiative, Upply, hopes to tackle the issue of tight capacity in European haulage from a different angle.Upply’s chief executive, Boris Pernet, said part of the capacity problem was linked to inefficiencies within the supply chain.“We are seeing that anywhere between 10% and 20% of trucks are operating with empty space,” he said. “And yet we are being told the cause of the problem lies in the fact that the industry is leaking drivers.”Upply is an online benchmarking tool for air, road and sea rates based on tradelanes. By providing real-time data across 100,000 lanes on rates and capacity, it allows both hauliers and shippers to better utilise the capacity on the market.“Constraints are undeniably high, yet I believe the problem is being exacerbated by the way the market is reacting to this,” said Mr Pernet. “Upply can help address this by showing where this unused capacity is and allowing shippers to make bookings.”Responding to a Loadstar post on the continent-wide driver shortage, one driver suggested hauliers seeking more drivers should address their pay scales.“I am a driver looking for a job, why are the rates of pay so low? If anybody wants to pay sensible rates I am interested.”Mr Pernet admitted that low pay may be partly to blame for the lack of driver availability, but, he added: “If drivers are not being paid enough, Upply can help, as bringing all the lanes under one platform will provide visibility.“Costs will increase as and where necessary, creating more revenue for driver pay to be increased – the system helps generate business and regulate costs.”last_img read more

Laois farmers out in force as Aldi distribution centre blockade continues

first_imgHome News Laois farmers out in force as Aldi distribution centre blockade continues News Laois farmers out in force as Aldi distribution centre blockade continues Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Nostra looking to hire IT Support Engineers for roles based in LaoisNext articlePat Shortt is in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel this Saturday, December 7 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook WhatsApp Laois IFA at the beef protest Laois farmers are out in force today as part of a major IFA protest outside Aldi’s beef distribution centre in Naas.Farmers are protesting over the price they are receiving for beef and Laois IFA chairman Francis Gorman described the situation as at ‘boiling point’.According to IFA chairman Joe Healy, farmers have taken this action, which will see them blockade the plant until 7pm tonight, after they received no offer from Meat Industry Ireland during a Beef Taskforce meeting held earlier this week. GAA By Alan Hartnett – 5th December 2019 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img He said there is a widening gap between the price beef farmers are being paid in Ireland the rest of the EU.“The beef price index showed a massive gap of 45 cent between Ireland and the UK. A second index out this week showed that gap had widened to 50 cent a kilo to what Irish farmers are getting and what UK farmers are getting,” said Mr Healy.He said the IFA is calling on retailers to go straight back to processors and tell them that they need a price increase for farmers.This was a call echoed by Laois IFA chairman Francis Gorman who said: “We’re all extremely frustrated and that is why there are over 50 of us going to be here throughout the day.“The price-gap between ourselves and the EU is 20 cent and the UK is up to as much as 50 cent.“That means you could be down as much as €200 on a very good animal and that just isn’t fair.“The value of Sterling has increased recently but this has not been passed on to farmers by the retailers and processors who keep driving price down.“We are calling on an immediate change and if we don’t get it we will be blockading somewhere else very soon.”In a statement, Aldi said it was “extremely disappointed” by the IFA’s action.It said: “Aldi is extremely disappointed by today’s IFA protest at its Naas Regional Distribution Centre. We welcomed the resumption of the Beef Taskforce this week and have engaged positively with farmer representative organisations on the beef issue over recent months.“Aldi has a policy of open communications with all of its stakeholders, including the IFA. To be very clear, Aldi received no request for engagement on this issue from any member of the IFA leadership, no communication about specific concerns about the mechanics of the beef market, including age specification, and no warning of any grievance the IFA had before this morning.“Aldi is fully committed to co-operating with the Beef Taskforce and met with one of the representative groups, the Beef Plan Movement (BPM), as recently as last week to further update our position.“As part of our preparations for the Taskforce, we have initiated research on a wide range of beef products to determine a number of issues.“Our work also includes a complete review of procedures and processes with our suppliers to ensure we are meeting all customer and market requirements.“Aldi is a proud supporter of Irish beef and all of our fresh meat, including our beef is 100% Irish and Bord Bia Assured. This is a cornerstone of our commitment to our customer.“We remain committed to reporting back through the Taskforce and playing a fulsome role in the process. Any action outside of this process is short-sighted and not constructive.“All of our stores are open and unaffected.”SEE ALSO – County champions Portlaoise on the hunt for a new manager as Rigney departsSEE ALSO – Books, hats and jerseys – LaoisToday store is now open! WhatsApp GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA TAGSBeef priceLaois IFA Twitter Pinterest Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Kim Jeong Eun, dictateur monstrueux, pose les armes!

first_img News News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News Kim Jeong Eun, dictateur monstrueux, pose les armes! SHARE News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China center_img Facebook Twitter Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April Les services secrets sud-coréens ont alertéde l’exécution en Corée du Nord de Hyeon Yeong Cheol, le Ministre de l’Armée duPeuple. Le pouvoir de Kim Jeong Eun a fait exécuter le général Hyeon YeongCheol (66 ans) à Pyeongyang, le 30 avril 2015, devant des centaines d’officiersassistant au spectacle.Au début, la NIS (service secrets sudcoréens) avait rapporté ne pas savoir s’il avait été victime d’une purge, ni comment. La NIS explique :« Bien que Hyeon Yeong Cheol soit un cadre haut placé de l’armée nucléaire, iln’y a pas eu d’annonce officielle en Corée du Nord concernant son exécution. Aprèscelle-ci, la télévision nord-coréenne a même passé une vidéo de Kim Jeong Eunayant Hyeon Yeong Cheol à ses côtés ».De plus, elle avait analysé : « HyeonYeong Cheol a été exécuté avec des canons anti-aériens, dans le champd’exercice de tirs de l’école générale des officiers, dans le quartier de Sunanà Pyongyang ».Son « manque de loyauté envers KimJeong Eun » est la raison de son exécution.  Il n’aurait pas exécuté les ordres de KimJeong Eun à plusieurs reprises, aurait exprimé son désaccord et pour couronnerle tout, il a été surpris somnolant à un entraînement de soldats présidé parKim Jeong Eun.En l’espace de six mois, plusieurs cadres hautplacés du Parti ont également disparu : Ma Won Chun, à la tête du Comitéde la défense nationale, Byeon In Seon, directeur des opérations du départementgénéral militaire, Ha Gwang Sang, le directeur de la finance et de lacomptabilité du Parti, etc.Depuis la prise du pouvoir de Kim JeongEun, des cadres importants du Parti sont exécutés continuellement. En 2012, 3personnes, en 2013, plus de 30 personnes, en 2014, plus de 30 personnes etdepuis début 2015, plus de 8 personnes ont été exécutés.Selon nos sources en Corée du Nord et selon laNIS, les autorités ordonnent aux familles des condamnés d’assister aux exécutions.Au lieu d’un fusil, les condamnés sont exécutés par quatre canons anti-aériensType 14,5 mm. Après leur exécution, ils sont brûlés au lance-flamme car « Iln’y a pas de place sur notre terre pour enterrer des traitres ». Avant l’exécution,on ordonne aux spectateurs de ne pas détourner le regard, de ne paspleurer, de critiquer le condamné et de réciter un texte jurant leur fidélitéau leader.Un pouvoir normal a pour but de nourrir etsauver son peuple. Le pouvoir de Kim Jeong Eun, qui n’a aucunement le soucis de nourriret sauver son peuple, a opté pour le massacre de son peuple et ses cadres parla terreur. Les méthodes radicales de purges et d’exécutions publiques de cestrois dernières années montrent en vérité la faiblesse de Kim Jeong Eun àgouverner. C’est la raison pour laquelle nous devons préparer plus subtilementun changement prochain en Corée du Nord et le futur de lapéninsule coréenne.Est-ce que l’attitude de Kim Jeong Eun, quitue son peuple pour rester au pouvoir, est pardonnable ? Pour protéger unesuccession de dictateurs sur 3 générations, Kim Jeong Eun massacre le peuple etles cadres de façon cruelle et inhumaine. La communauté internationale ne doitpas se contenter de regarder la souffrance du peuple nord coréen gardé en otagepar une dictature qui le prive de tout. Au nom du peuple, au nom del’humanité, nous devons ordonner au pouvoir de Kim Jeong Eun de poser les armesde sa dictature militaire. AvatarLee Kwang Baek, UMG, President By Lee Kwang Baek, UMG, President – 2015.05.18 2:46pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

All Operators of Early Childhood Institutions Urged to Register

first_imgRelatedAll Operators of Early Childhood Institutions Urged to Register Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Andrew Holness is urging all operators of early childhood institutions to register with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), regardless of the status in relation to the standards set by the Commission.“Schools, regardless of how they judge themselves against the standards that we have set, should come in and register. The registration process is an important one, where the Early Childhood Commission will get to know the institutions. We want to have an idea of exactly what is the status of the schools,” Mr. Holness said at today’s (February 20), post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.He said some principals and teachers are of the view that if their institutions do not match the criteria set out by the ECC, then they cannot register. However, he said that it is in coming forward and introducing themselves to the ECC that they may be able to bring the institutions to the appropriate level, through the assistance of the Commission.“Come in and register, so that we know who you are. At the end of the registration process, we will be collating all the data that we have gathered and then that will help to direct policy towards improving the early childhood institutions, and it is only those institutions that we have information on, that we can effectively intervene to assist, and so it behoves the institutions to ensure that they come in and register,” the Minister emphasized.He pointed out that although the Commission provides a regulatory function, it also exists to support the institutions to meet the standards. “In this case, we have the function to assist the institutions to raise their standards, and that is all we want to do in this phase,” he stated.Mr. Holness assured that there will be no closure of early childhood institutions in this phase of the transformation process. “However, the Early Childhood Act provides that where an inspection is done and a school is found wanting, particularly when it comes to health issues and safety, then a recommendation is to be made to the Minister, and I would be extremely reluctant to make that decision, even if that recommendation is made,” he told journalists. A February 29 deadline has been set for all early childhood institutions to register with the ECC.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness noted that the standards of delivery in the island are varied, with less than 30 per cent of children in community basic schools achieving mastery at the level that they should. In the government-operated basic schools, this attainment is 30 per cent. “But when you go to the privately run schools, mastery is in the 60s. That is the foundation of disparity that runs throughout the education system,” the Minister noted, pointing out that more than 90 per cent of early childhood service is delivered in the community-based basic schools.Therefore, he said, it is critical that if the standards are to be raised and the disparity in performance removed, the first step must be made in the area of early childhood, “so that all children have the same possibility of life success in the education system.”He said that while the government is doing everything that it possibly can, the process is an expensive one and the private sector should get involved. One initiative to this end, he said, was a Foundation launched by Lorna Golding, wife of Prime Minister Bruce Golding, which is in the process of raising funds and identifying persons who would augment the existing Board structures for early childhood institutions. “The intention is not just to bring financial resources, but to bring people resources to the table,” he noted.“We want more persons in the community to get involved and assist. When that happens, the burden will be less. It is not the intention of the government to change the structure of early childhood to take it out of the community base. What we want to do is to strengthen the community base,” the Education Minister stressed. RelatedAll Operators of Early Childhood Institutions Urged to Registercenter_img RelatedAll Operators of Early Childhood Institutions Urged to Register All Operators of Early Childhood Institutions Urged to Register UncategorizedFebruary 21, 2008last_img read more

NRAR reflects on court decision

first_imgNRAR reflects on court decision Despite a disappointing verdict in the Tamworth Local Court, the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) will continue to hold those who breach NSW water laws to account.The prosecution against two individual landholders from the Tamworth area, for alleged breaches of the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act), was initiated by NRAR in January 2020.NRAR Chief Regulatory Officer Grant Barnes said NRAR’s ability to prosecute wrongdoers and to have justice delivered in court is a key component of its compliance program.“Although we are disappointed with the outcome in this matter, we respect the decision of the Tamworth Local Court,” Mr Barnes said.“NRAR has a mandate to enforce NSW water laws and we will continue to actively do so, inside the courtrooms of NSW and out in the field across regional and metro NSW.“2020 has been a momentous year for us a regulator — we took almost 880 enforcement actions, commenced eight new prosecutions and managed 630 suspicious activity reports. Our commitment to our work will continue in the new year.”NRAR is guided by the fundamental principles stated in the Water Reform Action Plan, particularly to build a compliance and enforcement regime that ensures strong and certain regulation, and to introduce best practice for water management.“It is our job to enforce NSW water law. Despite this loss, our compliance program is rigorous and robust. We have adopted new technologies to ensure water compliance and are now using satellite imagery analysis and drones to complement our field officers,” said Mr Barnes.NRAR has brought 27 cases before the courts since its establishment in April 2018. Of those which have now concluded, almost 80 per cent have returned a positive outcome for the state of NSW (7 of 9).NRAR’s investigators and compliance officers travel all over the state’s 58 water sharing plan areas, inspecting properties and assessing compliance with water users’ licenses and the WM Act.To see the work NRAR does, go to its public register on the NRAR website industry.nsw.gov.au/nrar. Go to ‘Reports and data’, then ‘NRAR Public Register’. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Barnes, court, Government, industry, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, prosecution, reform, regulation, resources, satellite, Suspicious, Tamworth, travel, Water, water management, Water Management Act, websitelast_img read more

New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Glasgow Pollok

first_imgNew UK Government Covid testing site opens in Glasgow Pollok The UK Government has today, Friday 5 February, opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Pollok Community Centre in Glasgow (G53 5DP).The test centre is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history. In Scotland, this comprises of seven drive-through sites, 28 walk-through sites, 35 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working round the clock to process samples.In Scotland, the UK Government is providing all COVID testing and test processing outside of the NHS. Around two thirds of all daily tests are provided by the UK Government, in support of Scotland’s health services.Tests must be booked in advance at NHS Inform or by calling 0800 028 2816. People should only book at test if they have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste).Health Minister Lord Bethell said:To respond to the coronavirus, we have built a major testing and tracing system from scratch. We are constantly working to expand and improve it with new technologies and innovations so everyone with symptoms can get a test.New walk-in sites like this one makes it even easier to get a test no matter where you live. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted to protect others and stop the spread of the virus.Baroness Dido Harding, Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection, said:Walk-through sites offer communities better access to coronavirus testing, so everyone with symptoms can get a test. This new site is part of our ongoing work to expand our testing network across the UK which now has the capacity to process more than 700,000 tests a day. We will continue to expand capacity to improve test turnaround times and push forward testing innovations to make sure anyone who needs a test can get one.Please book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss or change in sense of smell or taste, and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted.UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart said:The UK Government is doing everything it can to support people in all parts of the UK through the pandemic.Testing continues to play an important role how we manage the virus alongside the roll out of vaccines, helping to identify local outbreaks, slow down the rate of transmission and protect communities. I would like to thank the public for continuing to do the right thing and come forward to be tested when they display symptoms.The UK Government continues to provide the bulk of testing in Scotland, with this new walk-through centre in Glasgow Pollok just the latest in our extensive network. We have also secured and paid for millions of doses of the Pfizer and Oxford vaccines for all parts of the UK.Hope is on the horizon, but we can’t let up on our efforts to contain the virus.Dr Linda De Caestecker, Director for Public Health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said:We welcome the additional testing facility in Pollok which will make it easier for people to access testing during this crucial period.Testing, working alongside other control measures, will be key to helping control and minimise the spread of the virus in our communities.Simon Venn, Mitie Chief Government & Strategy Officer, said:Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the UK Government with this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other frontline heroes in Glasgow, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:British, Clyde, coronavirus, Employees, Government, health, health minister, health services, hope, Oxford, Pfizer, public health, Scotland, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Building Busters! Canadians keep crashing cars into buildings

first_img RELATED TAGSRamFlexCrash, Bang, WowNew VehiclesReginaSaskatoonVancouverBritish ColumbiacompactCrashFlexlocalNews RoundupSaskatchewan COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Walmart employees trapped in cooler after car comes through parkade wallWalmart crash traps employees in cooler @saanichfire / Twitter If it comes out later on that one of the side effects of COVID-19 is drivers forgetting which pedal is the brake and which is the gas, I won’t be at all surprised. Because it sure seems like I’ve been writing a lot of “car crashes into building” headlines lately. From Vancouver Island to the prairies to Ontario, people have been treating the entrances and side walls of various businesses as impromptu drive-thrus with surprising frequency. Here are six times that Canadian drivers recently took their vehicles off-road – and indoors.  Sharpie Skillz: Ontario drivers keep making fake licence plates The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever In another apparently intentional episode, three individuals in a stolen green Ram 2500 made an incredibly expensive three-point turn INSIDE the walls of a BC convenience store. Using police canines, authorities were able to track one of the men who fled on foot after donuting the store to pieces in the early morning of Monday, April 5. “I looked as they backed in and just stopped there and I watched for a minute, and they took off up the road,” said witness Terry LaLiberte in a chat with Global News. “There’s a taxi across the road and I just realized they did a U-turn… coming back down, rammed right back into the place, going in and nose-first. This time actually went right inside and turned around.”“A bit of an oops”: 71-year-old edges into local Saskatoon grocerSaskatoon’s SaskMade Marketplace on Eighth Street took it in stride earlier this year when a 71-year-old resident had a bit of a brain fart in front of their store and ended up edging in through the front window. “We’ve had a bit of an oops today at the store so we’ll be closed for the remainder of the day,” the store wrote on Facebook, posting an image of the sedan parked on and among the local goods. Despite the store’s good natured response, the driver was still handed a citation for driving without due care and attention. Stolen orange Chevrolet crashes into Saskatchewan hospitalMan, what is it with Saskachewan and buildings getting bulldozed by the public? The hospital in Lloydminster, a city on the border of Saskatchewan and Alberta, was also the target of a dangerous driver behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle. This one – an orange Chevy sedan – was stolen, sped across town prompting multiple calls to police, and then drove at speed into the hospital’s entrance. It’s unclear if the driver was trying to check himself in, but police arrested him when they arrived.Audi gets trapped down dealership elevator shaftThis one stands out on the list a bit in the sense that it’s unclear who or what was at fault here. What we know is that an Audi ended up wedged sideways in a car elevator with an employee trapped behind the wheel. Emergency workers in Vancouver were able to get them out uninjured, but the car and elevator looked pretty messed up.  Trending Videos The most recent incident of a car ruining a day of business for a company comes from Vancouver Island and the community of Saanich. Luckily the company was Walmart, which can definitely afford to pay its employees for an extra day. But the brand might have to fork up for a little trauma pay, too, because when the car came through the shopping centre’s indoor parkade wall and into the lower level of the store, it trapped a number of employees inside an industrial walk-in cooler. That’s a legit nightmare situation. A number of people including the driver were taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.RELATED Global News PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos These 10 custom licence plates were taken back after the DMV got wiseRoyal Saskatchewan Museum gets unauthorized renovation from stolen carA Saskatchewan man was charged earlier this year after crashing a stolen four-door car through the front entrance of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina and creating an exhibit he later called “quite a mess.” Yes, yes, it is. The man and stolen car took out the front entrance, another glass wall inside, and made a bloody mess all over the staff room, including in the fridge where he allegedly helped himself to a snack. All that smashing is hungry work. When police arrived, he was arrested and later hit with a standalone restitution order for $50k, a 2,600 SGI and a $700 fine payable to the owner of the vehicle for her deductible. He also will not be driving for the next five years. Thieves destroy B.C. convenience store with stolen truckThieves crash stolen truck stuck into BC convenience storelast_img read more

Faculty in Focus: Exploring the relationship between democracy and technology

first_img Never dreaming he would go to “one of those fancy East Coast schools he’d read about as a kid in Lubbock,” Brooks was awarded a scholarship to do graduate work at Boston College.“All of this is a testament to my mother’s insistence that I could do whatever I wanted if I tried hard enough, no matter how little money we had, who my father was or where I was from,” Brooks said.Categories:FacultyAwardsTags:Blog Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via E-mail Published: May 3, 2019 • By Kenna Bruner Shilo Brooks, faculty director of the Engineering Leadership Program, has been awarded a 2019-20 fellowship at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.Scholars in the James Madison Program are invited to Princeton to work on some aspect of American political thought or an interest that intersects with contemporary or historical concerns in American political history. As a visiting fellow, Brooks will spend 10 months on research for his next book, which will focus on the relationship between science and American democracy, and how that relationship has changed since America’s founding.While at Princeton, Brooks will continue to direct the Engineering Leadership Program remotely.It’s no secret that the American political structure is heavily influenced by social media. Much of today’s discourse about politics and questions of free speech takes place on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms instead of in the town square. Meanwhile, more young people than ever are encouraged to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). This combination of scientific and technological citizenship deeply affects American political culture and American political thought, Brooks said.“I’m in a unique position to think about America’s relationship to science and technology,” he said, “as a political scientist who teaches students interested in STEM, and who is trying to help them think through the leadership challenges that technology poses to maintenance of liberal democracy. Looking at America’s founding, what role did Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison—all of whom were scientific minds—think science should play in America’s political and economic development? How could science help enrich and sustain their great experiment in liberty, and is it still doing that today?”Although not an engineer, Brooks, a political scientist and student of political philosophy and the history of science, is uniquely qualified to direct the leadership program at the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. Designed for engineering students, the liberal arts leadership program introduces students to the complexities inherent in science and technology’s relationship to society. Brooks addresses the moral, social and political challenges facing future engineering and technology leaders.The program seeks to cultivate engineering leaders of “curiosity and character” who combine the technical expertise with moral principles and political literacy to address society’s pressing scientific and technological problems.Brooks came to engineering by way of the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering, where he taught a course on leadership rooted in political philosophy and history.“When the (ENLP) position opened up, I think engineering wanted an expanded curricular vision for the program,” Brooks said. “The leadership course I was teaching in Herbst, and the writing I was doing on the cultural impact of modern science, seemed to make me a good fit.”He made the pitch that since the Engineering Management Program was already a great place to learn the management skills necessary for today’s technical world, what was needed was a program entirely focused on the art of leadership.“Leadership and management are sometimes thought to be identical endeavors,” he said, “but in my view they’re not. Management concerns the way in which organizations are managed and sustained. Organizational rules and policies are usually already in place for managers to adhere to. Leadership is something altogether different. It’s more art than science. It often involves creating rules instead of following them, and possibly even breaking rules in order to look beyond the horizon of management to the big social, political, and human questions that affect us all.”The way to teach leadership to students, Brooks said, is by exposing them to great leaders of the past through literature, history, philosophy, biography and autobiography. This is his approach as a political scientist studying the history of political and scientific leadership.  In the Engineering Leadership Program, students learn that great leaders of the past were multidimensional people. The Wright Brothers studied art, literature, and natural history. Catherine the Great wrote fourteen comedies. Abraham Lincoln was a reader of Shakespeare. Winston Churchill painted 500 canvases.In his most recent book, Nietzsche’s Culture War, Brooks examined Friedrich Nietzsche’s critiques of modern culture and science.“Leadership is an endeavor that requires intellectual agility, intellectual athleticism, and the development and use of all our human faculties,” he said. “Many of the greatest leaders and scientific innovators in history were polymaths. That’s what this program shows students. That’s why I’m here, as a political scientist interested in philosophy, and the history of politics and literature, teaching courses on leadership to engineers, programmers, and mathematicians.”It all started with books“It didn’t seem real,” Brooks said, when he learned about being awarded the prestigious fellowship. “I’m not a guy who grew up thinking he would have access to a place like Princeton and its resources.”Brooks grew up in Lubbock, Texas. His parents divorced when he was an infant, and he and his mother at one point had to move in with his grandparents. Aspiring to make a better life for her son, Brooks’ mom, at age 41, went to nursing school at a local community college to become a registered nurse. Brooks remembers their struggle to make ends meet as his mother rebuilt a better life for them.“To reach the heights of higher education is not something we ever dreamed I would be able to do,” he said. “My mom is very excited. I’m very excited.”After a couple of unfulfilling semesters at Lubbock Christian University and Sam Houston State University, Brooks was able to enroll at St. John’s College, a liberal arts college in Annapolis, Maryland through the generosity of a friend’s father who helped pay his tuition. A voracious reader, Brooks was introduced to the Great Books of the Western World while at St. John’s, which fueled his interest in politics. He became captivated by such authors as Plato, Rousseau, Tocqueville and Nietzsche. He read The Federalist Papers, Frederick Douglass’ and Booker T. Washington’s speeches, landmark Supreme Court cases, great American novels, and Euclid’s Elements, Aristotle’s Physics, and studied Einstein’s theory of relativity.“I started to see that authors like Aristotle and Nietzsche, who had written on politics, had also written on science,” he said, “and I began to wonder about the connections between science, politics and culture.”last_img read more

Lowry rallies to tie Bjorn at soggy BMW PGA

first_imgVIRGINIA WATER, England – Shane Lowry birdied his closing two holes for a 2-under 70 Friday to join Thomas Bjorn in the lead after the second round of the BMW PGA Championship. Lowry overcame a double bogey on the ninth hole by making four birdies on his back nine to erase a two-shot deficit to Bjorn, who carded a 72 on a day of intermittent rain showers. The duo was four shots clear of the field with 10-under totals of 134. Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello (73) and former BMW PGA winner Luke Donald (67) were tied for third. Rory McIlroy was another shot back along with Swedish duo Jonas Blixt and Henrik Stenson after all three carded 71. The 27-year old Lowry won the 2009 Irish Open in a playoff as an amateur, and then added the 2012 Portugal Masters title after turning professional. This, though, would be by far the biggest win of his career. BMW PGA Championship full-field leaderboard BMW PGA Championship: Articles, videos and photos ”I just have to go out and keep doing what I have been doing,” the 142nd-ranked Irishman said. ”I’ve got my coach with me this week, so he’s quite good at getting me ready to play no matter what situation I’m in. And it will be good to go out with Thomas tomorrow and see how I get on.” Bjorn led by two shots after the first round of the European Tour’s flagship event, but found that advantage gone with bogeys at the first and seventh holes. But Bjorn birdied his 15th and final holes minutes before Lowry birdied 17 and the last to finish tied for the lead with the Dane. ”We’ll go out and work hard on the weekend and see what the conditions are like and try and play the golf course and not the opponents,” Bjorn said. ”There’s two very hard days ahead of us, so we know what this championship is all about. ” Defending champion Matteo Manassero missed the cut after following up an 80 with a 71. McIlroy fought back from double bogey on the seventh hole, which he eagled the day before, to stay in contention. McIlroy finished much better than he started, as he eagled the par-five 12th for a second straight day, and birdied three of his last four holes. ”The way the conditions were this morning, being 3-over par after seven wasn’t all that bad, and it wasn’t disastrous,” he said. Blixt, the Masters runner-up, is eyeing his maiden European Tour victory. ”My golf hasn’t been too great but I kind of saved myself a couple of times, hitting some really good shots,” Blixt said. ”I don’t think now with the rain settling in that anyone is going to run away with it. ”But I can’t remember the last time I played wearing so much clothing. It became really cold out there.”last_img read more

Man arrested after reported discharge of firearm in Raphoe

first_img Google+ Man arrested after reported discharge of firearm in Raphoe Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleOne way system around Letterkenny schools could be operational June 2022Next articleCouncillors set for pay rise News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest A man has been arrested following an alleged discharge of a firearm in the Raphoe area yesterday.Gardai responded to the incident yesterday morning at around 9:30am.The man in his 50s was arrested in connection with the incident and is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.Gardai have confirmed that no one was injured.A technical examination of the scene is currently underway and investigations are ongoing. WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – May 18, 2021 last_img read more