first_imgHonda’spurpose-built £2m training institute opened last week.TheHonda Institute will provide business and technical training for 9,000dealership staff.PaulineWiseman, head of the institute, which is based at Colnbrook, near Heathrow,said, “The centre is being opened to support expansion of our Hondabusiness in the UK. We plan to increase the number of dealership franchises andwill have more staff joining the Honda dealership.”Aswell as dealership staff, the institute will train staff of companiesassociated with Honda. It will also be a showcase to Honda customers, housingnew cars and motorbikes.Wisemansaid, “Companies talk of people as their greatest asset but at Honda weare more concerned with actions than words.”Honda’straining team plans a 20 per cent increase in training over the next year,equivalent to 15,000 days of training a year. Managers will be monitoring theeffectiveness of staff training.www.honda.com Previous Article Next Article Skills institute to help drive Honda growthOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgFirst there was Herschel, then Brooks, and now there is Mary Ethel.Mary Ethel Creswell, the calf, was born one month ago at the University of Georgia’s Teaching Dairy on Georgia Highway 78, east of the university’s Athens campus. She is the first granddaughter born in UGA’s fledgling Jersey dairy herd and has already stolen the hearts of thousands of online followers.“We had a naming survey on our social media page for the UGA Dairy Science Club after she was born, and we got more than 100 suggestions,” said Jillian Bohlen, an assistant professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Animal and Dairy Science.Mary Ethel’s mother and grandmother were both named after noteworthy people who were involved with UGA. Suggestions for the new calf’s name included Abe, in honor of UGA’s first president, Abraham Baldwin; Tate, in honor of UGA’s former dean of men William Tate; and Bee, in honor of former Georgia Gov. and Sen. Richard B. Russell Jr.“We decided to go for a strong female representative of the University of Georgia,” Bohlen said. “Mary Ethel Creswell was not only the first dean of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), she was also the first woman to graduate from UGA with a bachelor’s degree.”The name is especially fitting in 2018 because FACS celebrates its centennial this year.Mary Ethel is special, not just because of her groundbreaking namesake, but because she represents a milestone for the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, Bohlen explained.In 2014, CAES alumnus C.A. Russell, who owns the 2,300-head Yosemite Dairy in Hilmar, California, donated six well-pedigreed, 9-month-old Jersey heifers to the UGA Teaching Dairy. They were the first Jersey cows at the dairy in four decades.Jerseys are smaller and produce less milk than Holsteins, but they are known for producing creamier milk with more milk fat, which is perfect for making cheese, butter and ice cream.The golden-brown cows are also just fun to work with, Bohlen said.“Jerseys have a unique personality all their own,” she said. “Their small size doesn’t keep them from having a big personality. They are generally more social and inquisitive than other dairy breeds. By inquisitive, I mean nosy; they are into everything.”A student herd management team — known as Jersey Active Management by Students (JAMS) — took the lead on the breeding, care and sales decisions regarding the six heifers and their offspring. So far the herd has produced seven calves.Any proceeds that come from the prize heifer’s offspring will go back into the dairy, which helps to support the college’s philosophy of hands-on learning.For more information about the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UGA, visit www.ads.uga.edu. To find out more about the CAES Dairy Science Club, visit www.facebook.com/ugadairyscienceclub.last_img read more

first_imgExploring the idea of a statewide roster of trial judges qualified to try capital cases. Already, it is required that circuit judges presiding over death cases go through a training course. The court asked the Morris Committee, chaired by Eighth Circuit Judge Stan Morris, to consider the idea and make recommendation by October 1. August 1, 2000 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Justice Anstead concurred in result only. Chief Justice Charles Wells concurred and wrote a separate opinion, joined by Justices Major Harding and Barbara Pariente, in which he stressed that effective management of cases will be key to improving the capital appeals process. “We have a rule of judicial administration requiring the chief judges to report to this court each quarter concerning each case which is pending in their circuits in postconviction. The intent of this rule is that these cases are to be a focus on the trial court dockets and progressed each quarter,” Wells wrote. “To be certain that this occurs, we expect the reports to be filed with this court timely and to be complete. However, progressing the case requires that the state attorneys and Attorney General do all that can be reasonably done to have public records produced by various agencies that possess relevant documents and to bring matters which need to be heard to the attention of the trial judges.” Wells promised that the high court will do a better job of managing cases, too. “We are likewise taking active steps in this court to have records timely perfected so that these cases are appropriately progressed while in this court,” he wrote. The Supreme Court “must develop procedures to govern postconviction proceedings once a death warrant has been signed.. . . Further consideration likewise is warranted for a number of serious concerns raised as to the appropriateness of the time limits contained in the proposed rules.” In addition to those issues which must be addressed before adopting new rules, the Supreme Court wants to explore other matters “we feel are vitally important to the streamlining and betterment of the capital postconviction process.” They include: The high court said it must address “critical issues regarding what constitutes an adequate postconviction motion under Rule 3.851.. . . More consideration and revision of the requirements of an adequate motion is required.” Court calls for more capital appeals studycenter_img “We must give adequate consideration to the Solicitor General’s suggestion that this court has authority to adopt a rule of discovery requiring disclosure of records prior to the conviction and sentence of death becoming final,” the justices wrote. The court had feared that current exemptions to Chapter 119 public records laws — that do not end until conviction and sentence become final after direct appeal — would preclude collateral counsel from investigating postconviction claims immediately upon appointment, as the new dual-track streamlined appeals process required. “Another issue of utmost concern is how to ensure the availability of qualified postconviction counsel to handle the increased caseloads that likely will result from the adoption of a dual-track system,” the justices wrote. “This concern appears to be directly impacted by statutes governing the compensation of and scope of representation by registry counsel (those private attorneys on a statewide list who are willing to handle capital appeals).” Court calls for more capital appeals study Associate Editor In the wake of a barrage of criticism, suggestions and confusion surrounding new rules for capital appeals, the Florida Supreme Court has called a time out, saying further study is required. After considering written comments and oral arguments from a total of 16 interested parties, the high court “has determined that it must postpone adoption of new rules governing capital postconviction proceedings until it can thoroughly consider a number of critical issues and concerns,” the justices concurred in a July 14 opinion. Current rules remain in effect until the Supreme Court adopts new ones. While “serious obstacles” remain, the justices said one important step should be taken immediately. They adopted a new rule of judicial administration requiring the chief judge of each circuit to enter an administrative order detailing a plan to “expedite the preparation of transcripts in all cases in which the death penalty is sought and in capital postconviction proceedings.” The deadline for those circuit-wide plans is January 1, 2001. Previously, the justices had proposed a rule to require state attorneys to pay for real-time court reporting in every death case. But in their latest opinion, the justices acknowledged that technology is currently not available in all circuits, and other measures — “such as the use of text editors or alternating court reporters and the management of court reporter workloads — may be necessary to expedite the preparation and finalization of transcripts.” In their opinion, the justices agreed, it should be the circuit court’s responsibility, rather that the duty of state attorneys, to ensure such efficiency measures are put into action. But there’s no way, the justices agreed, to put into action proposed rule changes to speed up capital appeals until a long list of problems are solved: Considering extending recently adopted minimum standards for conflict counsel in capital cases to public defenders, collateral counsel and private counsel who handle capital cases. last_img read more

first_imgAhead of Ghana’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique, new Minister for Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has categorically stated that player bonuses would not be paid in dollars anymore but in Ghana Cedis.In 2014, the issue of money scuttled Ghana’s campaign at the World Cup finals in Brazil which resulted in a first round exit at the competition for the first time in three appearances.In a bid to rectify any further mishaps, Nii Lante has devised a measure to deal with the issue by paying the player’s in cedis.In a conversation with Kumasi based radio station Nhyira Fm Nii Lante laid out his plans.“Here in Ghana our currency is cedis, so if we all accept that we are paying them one dollar, that money would be calculated in cedis and be paid to them.”“We must also do things right and ensure that we pay them appropriately. I am sure that if we do that the players would respect and trust us.” “The government has directed that we don’t use dollars in the country so I don’t see why we should defy that.” Black Stars will play the Os Mambas of Mozambique in a double  header with the first game to be March 24 the  Accra Sports Stadium.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more