Marcus Buckingham #CoolTools #Podcast w/ Craig Fisher #SHRM15

first_imgMarcus Buckingham chats with Craig Fisher at the 2015 SHRM annual conference about his research that shows performance management is broken and that we determine promotions and raises in the workplace based on bad data. He also discusses how he rebuilt his company, TMBC, to better address these issues at a team leader level by strategically combining technology and coaching to help organizations know and grow.last_img

FEMA approves assistance in 68 Missouri counties

first_img(Missourinet) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Missouri’s request for federal assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 counties to help recover from severe flooding and storms this year. The approval of Missouri’s July 16 request means the federal agency will assist with the cost of repairs to damaged roads, bridges and other public infrastructure, along with emergency response costs tied to the storms and flooding.Brunswick flooding (Photos by Spc. Christopher Saunders and Capt. Phil Fountain)The counties approved for public assistance by FEMA are the following: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Barry, Barton, Bates, Bollinger, Buchanan, Caldwell, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, Douglas, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howell, Jackson, Jasper, Knox, Laclede, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Ste. Genevieve, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Wayne, Webster, and Wright.FEMA’s decision also makes available assistance through its Hazard Mitigation Program to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property due to natural hazards.Through Monday, FEMA has approved more than 910 households for individual assistance grants and provided more than $4.2 million directly to Missouri flooding and storm survivors to assist with their recovery. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $1.7 million in low-interest loans for Missourians.FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $22 million to Missouri policyholders for flood claims filed since March. More than 1,524 claims have been filed.In a press release, Gov. Mike Parson says the state expects to request the public assistance disaster declaration to be expanded to include additional counties as joint teams can fully assess damage in other counties. He’s meeting Tuesday with western Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, to talk about flooding and levees.FEMA continues to review the state’s July 16 request to expand assistance to individual residents in the 25 counties of Adair, Barton, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Christian, Clark, Cooper, Dallas, Douglas, Gasconade, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Howard, Jefferson, Laclede, Lewis, Macon, Marion, McDonald, Newton, Polk, Saline, St. Louis, and Ste. Genevieve.To register for FEMA assistance, go to or register by phone by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Telephone registration is available 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.last_img read more

Allegri up for Bayern Munich job?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Max Allegri has been linked with the benches of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Tottenham and now also Bayern Munich. The former Juventus boss is biding his time before starting a new adventure, having ended his spell in Turin with five consecutive Serie A titles. According to the Corriere dello Sport, Allegri is the prime candidate for the Bayern Munich job if the Germans sack Niko Kovac. That is more than a possibility after a shock 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend. Allegri would be the third Italian tactician to lead Bayern after Giovanni Trapattoni and Carlo Ancelotti. Meanwhile, Manchester United are also seriously considering the axe for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following another dismal Premier League showing, a defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.last_img read more

Parma defiant over Inter targets

first_imgParma boss Roberto D’Aversa has warned Inter that they “will have to look elsewhere” in January, amidst Matteo Darmian and Dejan Kulusevski links. Inter have been heavily linked with the Parma pair in recent weeks as Antonio Conte seeks more squad depth, but D’Aversa issued a hands-off warning to the Nerazzurri and their coach. “Conte will have to look elsewhere,” he told Tutti Convocati. “I have a great relationship with him. I have issues with numbers. The squad has improved in quality, but it’s still small. “More than fixing his situation, I have to think of my own.” Darmian has missed just two of Parma’s games this season through injury, while Kulusevski has already registered five assists. However, the latter is only on loan from Atalanta, who may choose to cash in on the Sweden starlet while his stock his high. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

All Stars – Live!

first_imgAll Stars – Live! Watch the inaugural Touch Football All Stars game live at 3.00pm on Friday (4.00pm AEDST time). The NRL website will be live streaming the game, you can watch it live by clicking on the link below: Related LinksAll Stars – Live!last_img

10 months agoBarcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal comes clean over social media blow up

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal comes clean over social media blow upby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal admits his social media posts this season have been borne out of frustration.During a slow start to his Barca career, Vidal took to social media to express his frustration earlier this season.With things now looking up, Vidal explained: “I was upset. You always want to play and you want to come here to make a contribution, not to be a problem for such an important team. “It was done in a fever, it’s over and now we only think about playing and winning titles, which is the most important thing.”Vidal also spoke of Ousmane Dembele’s issues.He added: “He apologised, but I will not explain what he said. It was seen that he was wrong, but not in anything that could affect the group.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

BC promotes breastfeeding for infants in government care after court ruling

first_imgVICTORIA – The British Columbia government has outlined a five-point plan to promote breastfeeding and stronger mother-child bonds for infants who are in provincial care.The plan based on a report from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the representative for children and youth is intended to support vulnerable women and their infants. Resources for the plan will be allocated as needed, said a statement from the ministry, which described it as a priority that the government will address in its budget next year and beyond.The province developed the plan after a B.C. Supreme Court ruling in February, which gave a mother daily access to her newborn, who was taken away three days after birth.“It’s a ruling we took seriously,” Katrine Conroy, the minister of children and family development, said on Wednesday. “We needed to take a closer look, not at an isolated incident, but as a matter of ministry policy.”The plan outlines guidelines for social workers to promote breastfeeding when infants are separated from their birth mothers, find ways to make breastmilk available to infants and address breastfeeding within the context of substance use.Over a four-year period starting in 2013-14, the report found that on an average, more than 500 infants who were under one year old entered government care and nearly 70 per cent of these infants were Indigenous.Bernard Richard, the representative for children and youth, described the number as significant.“A lot of very young lives are starting out away from their families, generally missing out on the proven lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding and bonding with parents,” he said.The report says the statistics highlight that the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care begins in infancy.Cheryl Casimer, a member of the B.C. First Nations Leadership Council, said she was disappointed because a tripartite working group on Indigenous child welfare that includes the council was not consulted.“It was not an issue that was brought to our attention and it was never brought forward to the table for discussion — nothing,” said Casimer, who is also a member of the political executive of the First Nations Summit.“I’m just really surprised. We have stated numerous times to both levels of government that anything that has to do about us cannot be done without us.”Casimer said as a mother, she understands the benefits of breastfeeding. There are long-term effects when First Nations children are taken out of hospitals and placed in care, she said, adding she is glad to see that the government is seriously looking at ways to decrease the number of children going into care and supporting breastfeeding initiatives.The plan is just one piece of the solution, Casimer said.“The issue is much larger than just putting together a five point breastfeeding plan. When they talk about decreasing the number of Aboriginal children going into care, well, how do you do that?” she asked.Sonia Furstenau, a Green party member of the legislature, said the government’s plan should be backed up by more resources to support new mothers and infants.“Today’s action plan is a step forward, however much more is needed, including funding for programs that will keep mothers and infants together,” Furstenau said in a statement.“This announcement is focused on directives and research. What’s needed is funding to be provided so that mothers are given all the support necessary to ensure the bond between them and their infants is established and maintained.”Teresa Pitman of La Leche League Canada, which encourages and provides education on breastfeeding, said while the plan is a positive first step towards breastfeeding, it seems to be at a preliminary stage.“They are talking about developing guidelines and procedures but haven’t defined what they will be,” she said. “That makes it hard to say how practical it is since we don’t know what those guidelines will be.”last_img read more

Carlos Pena hints at Rangers stay

first_imgRangers midfielder Carlos Pena has hinted he could remain at the club after his treatment for alcohol addiction.The Mexican, who has seen two loan deals in his homeland with Cruz Azul and Necaxa cancelled, is currently undergoing treatment for alcoholism and still has one-year-and-a-half left on his Rangers deal.The 28-year-old is contemplating his future in football, too, and has interest from two teams in the Mexican Second Division as well as clubs in Turkey and Poland.He said, according to the Scotsman:“I’ve still not recovered 100 per cent, which is why I am following my rehabilitation treatment to the letter. I still have a person who takes care of me.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“But I don’t want my case to be demonised because the illness of alcoholism is a problem which affects many people in all aspects of life.”“I am not scared to say ‘I was an alcoholic’ because it happens in life. I am very calm about it. I don’t regret anything I have done and I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me.”“Everything I’ve done is because I’ve wanted to do it. Nobody forced me to do anything. When I wanted to play football, it was because of me. When I wanted to drink a beer, it was for me. When I wanted to have a child, it was the same.”“I had a problem with alcoholism and that’s why I got involved with Chavez’s clinic, which was very good. If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone. It’s not difficult to change if you want to change.”last_img read more