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first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyOn October 25 and 26, 2018, United Way of Thurston County will offer Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Training to program partners. RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding. United Way will provide lunch both days. There is no charge to attend for agencies applying for United Way funding. We recommend this training for executive and development staff.Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use it to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs.RBA uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve problems. RBA starts with ends and works backward, towards means. The “end” or difference you are trying to make looks slightly different if you are working on a broad community level or are focusing on your specific program or organization.The population versus performance distinction is what separates RBA from all other frameworks. It is important to understand because it determines who is responsible for what. Population accountability organizes our work with co-equal partners to promote community well-being. In contrast, Performance Accountability organizes our work to have the greatest impact on our customers. What we do for our customers is our contribution to community impact.WHO: United Way of Thurston CountyWHAT: Results-Based Accountability TrainingWHEN: October 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia WA 98501WHY: RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding.RESERVE A SPOT:https://commerce.ayt360.org/Compass360WebPortals/eCommerce/org=unitedway-thurston.org/request=eventTicketing/eventId=C5BC9BD2-55AD-4A47-AAA9-35B8387CFA8CFOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Paul Larsen, Director of Community Impact, 360-943-2773 ext. 113, [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgImage Courtesy: ITV/Getty/ReutersAdvertisement 5dfktNBA Finals | Brooklyn VslmzqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ei0l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bpwWould you ever consider trying this?😱poCan your students do this? 🌚cazceRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Raheem Sterling incident is hitting heavy on Joe Gomez. What starte off as just a normal on the pitch verbal taunt, the Manchester City star reportedly assaulted his compatriot in the training ground canteen just prior to today’s Montenegro qualifier. And now, the Liverpool center back is facing massive heckle from supporters.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ITV/Getty/ReutersSterling missed the fixture as Gareth Southgate’s boys raided the Balkans 7-0 at Wembley, Gomez was subbed in for Mason Mount in the 70th minute, and still one goal to go. However, the home fans weren’t pleased to miss the 24 year old winger, and as soon as Gomez stepped on field, booing started and some even screamed: ‘You’re the reason I can’t see Sterling today’.Check out this clip below, captured by one YouTuber named Owen Howell, who was present today at the stadium, and posted it on Twitter.Advertisement Apparently, the English coach condemned the whole incident that took place behind in the stands.“No, I don’t understand it. No England player should ever be booed.” Southgate told Sky Sports.“Him and Raheem are very close and the whole team are very close so we don’t want to see anybody treated in that way.” the 46 year old added.With the 11 minute opener from Oxlade-Chamberlain, skipper Harry Kane secured a hat trick, along with goals from Rashford and Tammy Abraham, and one own goal from Montenegro defender Aleksandar Šofranac. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgBy John BurtonRUMSON – Changes at the Oceanic Bridge not only include its refurbishment but also who operates the drawbridge.Oceanic Bridge control room.As county and local officials convened Friday, May 18, to celebrate the opening of the county bridge connecting Rumson to the Locust section of Middletown, Monmouth County Freeholder Director John P. Curley talked about the switch to a private company for the Oceanic Bridge and three other county spans.“The county took a hard look at the operation of our four county drawbridges,” he said. It was determined it would be more cost effective to contract the operation to a private company, as opposed to continue using county, unionized employees.Beginning on Jan. 1, the county contracted with Draw­bridge Services, Inc., Pom­pano Beach, Fla., to operate the Oceanic, Rumson-Sea Bright, Shark River inlet and Glimmer Glass bridges.The county had 23 employees – 19 operators and four chief operators – working on those bridges, Curley said this week. With the signing of the agreement to privatize the operation, “right off the bat we saved $576,000,” in salary, benefits and pension costs.New Jersey, according to Curley, is the last state on the eastern seaboard to use government workers to man the bridges.“What this does is it keeps the county at an arm’s length, away from liability,” the freeholder said, meaning the private company would be the first recourse against any possible litigation. “Plus,” Curley said, “we don’t have to deal with employee conflicts,” as would be the case with union members.The county employees are members of Communication Workers of America Local 1032. Phone and email messages to the local’s Ewing office this week to speak to the president, Patrick Kavanagh, were not returned by press time.Drawbridge Services operates 50 bridges, mostly in Florida, but also in Washington, D.C. In addition to the four in Monmouth County, the company operates one in the Atlantic City area, the company’s president, Daniel Porter, said.Drawbridge Services has 37 workers employed in Monmouth County to man the four bridges; they all live in the areas where they work, Porter said.Among those employees are “a handful” of former county bridge tenders, he said. All of his employees go through company training, including classroom instruction and on-site lessons, he said. Instruction is based on U.S. Coast Guard regulations and state and federal transportation regulations.“It’s going very good,” since taking over, Porter said this week. “The customer [Monmouth County] is satisfied.” Curley said the bulk of county bridge workers were incorporated into other departments, with special attention given to longer serving employees who were approaching retirement.The county’s move, Curley said, “shrinks the size of government,” and has no downside, that he has detected.The Oceanic Bridge work was completed and opened last Friday after seven months and $3.5 million worth of repairs. The project was completed a week ahead of schedule and on budget, but its closure since last October forced drivers to take lengthy detours, and had local businesses worrying about downturns in their sales as inconvenienced customers sought out other locations.last_img read more


first_imgThe Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy today as staff deal with a high number of patients waiting on beds.A public warning has been issued advising patients to only attend the ED in “the case of real emergencies”.Some patients are experiencing long waiting times in the department as staff treat people presenting to the ED in order of medical priority. A statement from the Saolta Hospital group said that Letterkenny University Hospital admitted a significant number of ill patients recently, many of whom remain in the Emergency Department awaiting a bed. This is due to high attendances at the ED over the weekend with many sick elderly patients presenting.The statement asks the public to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.The INMO Trolley Watch report from LUH this morning registered 24 sick patients waiting on beds. Patients urged only to attend busy Letterkenny A&E in ‘real emergencies’ was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny University Hospitallast_img read more


first_imgOAKLAND — Matt Olson’s batting stance is menacing. His 6-foot-5 frame towers over the 17-inch rubber pentagon at his white-cleated feet. His lumber isn’t perched readily at his shoulder, but expectantly and loosely just inches from the strike zone.Olson’s game matches his batter’s box presence at this point. It’s safe to expect that Olson’s at bats will spawn something spectacular. With a little more than a week remaining in the regular season — a wild card game looking promising — Olson’s bat …last_img


first_img21 January 2014 Team MTN-Qhubeka completed its first race of the season in Gabon on Sunday, with new signing Linus Gerdemann finishing fifth overall in the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Songezo Jim picking up the award for most combative rider, and Ferekalsi Debesay winning the fourth stage of the race.‘Really happy’ “I’m really happy with how things went,” Gerdemann declared at the end of the final stage. “To finish in the top five in my first race for over a year is good. I came here to get some racing in the legs and I felt very strong. I was also surprised by the level of the racing here. I think it was a very good advert for African cycling. “I wasn’t surprised by Ferekalsi’s win at all because from the first day he was so strong,” Gerdemann added. “The guys on the team are incredible and have huge potential and myself and John-Lee [Augustyn] in particular used his experience to help the younger guys. “I am excited for the season ahead,” he concluded.Aggressive The South African team was aggressive throughout the race and made the main escape of each day, which was the plan explained Sports Director Kevin Campbell. “Overall the team rode really well and we were in the racing every day, except for maybe today,” he said. “The guys were working well together and they really gelled, which is great for the first race of the season. Ultimately we would have liked a little more, but it doesn’t always go according to plan. “We’re happy to have won a stage,” Campbell added. “This is our third participation in the race and we’re happy to walk away with a victory. “We would have liked to achieve more in GC [general classification] and place a rider on the podium, but there was some really good opposition here this year.”Training Team MTN-Qhubeka will next turn its attention to training camps in South Africa and Mallorca, Spain, where the riders prepare for the South African National Championships and the European season, which is set to get underway shortly. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 “Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants” is available from Purdue Extension through Purdue’s The Education Store.Now in its 13th edition, the publication lists 779 products from 38 companies. Each listing contains the product name, principal functioning agents, use rates, special comments and name of the manufacturer or distributor. The first edition, published in 1992, contained 76 listings from 22 companies.An adjuvant is any substance added to an herbicide to increase its effectiveness or make it easier to apply. A combination of factors account for the popularity of herbicide adjuvants over the past several decades, said Bryan Young, professor of weed science and editor of the publication.“Foliar herbicide applications continue to be a critical part of weed management and growers must optimize herbicide efficacy to minimize the risk of herbicide failure that favors the selection of herbicide-resistant weeds,” he said. “In addition, significant advancements and innovations in herbicide adjuvant chemistry have evolved that allow for the combination of multiple adjuvant chemistries into a single multi-functional product.”The purpose of the Compendium is to provide a format that allows for a comparison of adjuvant products that fall within or across the different adjuvant categories, Young said.“Ultimately, greater knowledge of herbicide adjuvants will lead to more confidence in product selection and the value these adjuvants provide to facilitate effective herbicide applications,” he said.Young’s co-authors are Joseph Matthews, assistant scientist in plant soil and agricultural systems at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Fred Whitford, head of the Purdue Pesticide Programs.Print versions of the compendium are available for $5.50 per copy. Free downloads are also available from The Education Store. For more information or to order, go to https://edustore.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=PPP-115.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nitrogen is one of farmers’ largest input investments. N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers are proven to reduce nitrogen loss by reducing leaching and denitrification, keeping more applied nitrogen in the root zone – where the plant needs it most – longer, hence increasing yields and ultimately, farmers’ profitability. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out more from Dow AgroSciences Nitrogen Management Specialist Brittany Loewen.last_img


first_imgInter Milan agree personal terms with Atletico Madrid defender Godinby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are closing on a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.Sky Italia says Godin has agreed to join Inter for €6m per year once his Atletico contract expires.The veteran will play out the season in Madrid before moving to Milan.The Uruguay international will sign a two-year contract worth €6m per season, including bonuses, with the option for a third campaign.It’ll be €4.5m guaranteed, along with various team and individual bonuses to take it up to €6m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img


first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Blackburn manager Mowbray demanding better from Man City loanee Adarabioyoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBlackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is demanding better from Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo.The 21-year-old has endured a dismal loan spell so far, missing five games through injury. Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph: “We are learning about his body reacts to different situations.“I think when you’re at Man City you might not have a manager like me telling me to push up, make tackles, put his body on the line, the intensity levels he’s been used to are different.“His body is finding that adjustment difficult but he will acclimatise at some stage and the talent he has will be a big asset to our club.” last_img read more

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