Arrest made in 93 homicide

first_imgA 35-year-old man was being held in the Clark County Jail on Tuesday night, several hours after being arrested in Vancouver in a homicide that occurred 17 years ago in Portland.Brad Richard Ballantyne was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of single counts of murder and aggravated murder, according to a bulletin from the Portland Police Bureau.Ballantyne was being held without bail and is to make a first appearance in the Clark County Courthouse today, a jail employee said.Ballantyne is suspected in the shooting of Kimberly Dunkin, who was found dead in her vehicle outside 4927 N.E. Skidmore St. on Jan. 1, 1993, the bulletin said.The Portland police Cold Case Homicide Unit made the arrest, assisted by deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and officials with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices.Portland police spokeswoman Detective Mary Wheat said no further information could be released Tuesday night.Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Detective Jim Lawrence at 503-823-0867.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img read more

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I5 lane and ramp closures start tonight

first_imgDrivers will encounter nighttime double-lane closures and intermittent ramp closures on both directions of Interstate 5 next week while crews paint bright new lane stripes between NE 39th Street and NE 78th Street (mileposts 2.5 to 5). Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.Crews will work seven nights a week starting Monday, June 20. The closures will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., and work is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, June 30. Lane striping is a highly weather-sensitive activity and may be canceled or rescheduled if conditions warrant.last_img read more

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Clark County added a net 200 jobs in August

first_imgClark County’s labor market remained sluggish in August, and there’s still no end in sight for the county’s economic stagnation.Employers added a net 200 jobs compared to August 2010, resulting in what will likely be an unemployment rate of roughly 12 percent when a full accounting can be made, Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department, reported Tuesday.The biggest job gains were in the private sector: Health care employers have hired 700 people since August 2010, and professional and business services employers also added 700 workers during that same time period. But declines in other sectors offset those gains.The construction sector shed 600 jobs. And leisure and hospitality employers cut 500 positions, reflecting declines in fast-food purchases and restaurant visits as people pinch pennies, Bailey said.Government agencies also lost jobs, eliminating 300 positions in the past 12 months.The labor market situation in August underscored what’s been going on with Clark County’s economy for months: Nothing.Or, as Bailey put it in his report Tuesday, “employment has been pretty much flat as the proverbial pancake for the past two years.”The earliest and most realistic timeline for the county’s economy to recover is five years, according to an analysis by Bailey, and even then the odds aren’t good.To recover by 2016 and drive down the unemployment rate to 5 percent, the county’s job growth would have to average 4 percent a year, or 5,300 jobs annually. The county would have to create roughly 442 jobs per month to recover by 2016.last_img read more

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UPDATE CTran board moves closer to 2012 tax vote

first_imgThe C-Tran board on Tuesday took another step toward asking voters for a sales tax hike this November to help pay for maintaining new high-capacity transit systems.But in a vote that was anything but routine, board members raised plenty of questions about the state-mandated review process that’s required to get there. And they made it clear they want to keep their options open.C-Tran leaders have stated their intention to float a public sales tax vote to cover operation costs for proposed light rail and bus rapid transit systems in Vancouver. As part of that process, the state’s High Capacity Transit Act requires an independent “expert review panel” to take a close look at those systems, according to C-Tran.The board on Tuesday kicked off that process, hiring Vancouver-based consultant BergerABAM to oversee the panel. The contract won’t exceed $330,828, according to C-Tran. That process must finish by this summer for a high-capacity transit sales tax vote to happen in November. But, some board members expressed doubts over whether that’s a sure thing, whether a non-binding “advisory vote” should happen first — even whether another sales tax increase is necessary at all. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, one of nine voting C-Tran board members, suggested adding what amounts to an opt-out clause in BergerABAM’s contract, in the event that another funding source for light rail operations becomes available as part of the Columbia River Crossing.last_img read more

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Local legislators focus on priorities for state

first_imgState lawmakers ready to talk spendingCONTACT YOUR LAMAKERSFEDERAL OFFICESSen. Patty Murray (D)Vancouver office: Marshall House, 1323 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661.Washington D.C. office: 173 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510.Telephone: 360-696-7797; 202-224-2621.Website: Sen. Patty MurraySen. Maria Cantwell (D)Vancouver office: Marshall House, 1313 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661.Washington D.C. office: 511 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510Telephone: 360-696-7838; 202-224-3441.Website: Sen. Maria CantwellRep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)Vancouver office: O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St., Suite B, Vancouver, WA 98661.Washington D.C. office: 1130 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515.Telephone: 360-695-6292; 202-225-3536.Website: Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerSTATE OFFICESEach of the state’s 49 legislative districts has one state senator and two state representatives. All three represent their entire district.17TH DISTRICTSouth of Battle Ground and east of Interstate 205Sen. Don Benton (R)Address: 409 Legislative Building, P.O. Box 40417, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7632.Email: don.benton@leg.wa.govRep. Tim Probst (D)Address: Modular E-103, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7994.Email: tim.probst@leg.wa.govRep. Paul Harris (R)Address: Modular C-205, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7976.Email: paul.harris@leg.wa.gov18TH DISTRICTFelida, part of Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, part of Cowlitz CountySen. Joe Zarelli (R)Address: 204 Irv Newhouse Building, P.O. Box 40418, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7634.Email: joseph.zarelli@leg.wa.govRep. Ed Orcutt (R)Address: 122-F Legislative Building, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7812.Email: ed.orcutt@leg.wa.govRep. Ann Rivers (R)Address: Modular A-203, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7850.Email: ann.rivers@leg.wa.gov49TH DISTRICTVancouver west of I-205 and north into Hazel DellSen. Craig Pridemore (D)Address: 212 John A. Cherberg Building, P.O. Box 40449, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7696.Email: craig.pridemore@leg.wa.govRep. Jim Moeller (D)Address: 429-B Legislative Building, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7872.Email: jim.moeller@leg.wa.govRep. Sharon Wylie (D)Address: 417 John L. O’Brien Building, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504. Telephone: (360) 786-7924Email: sharon.wylie@leg.wa.gov15TH DISTRICTSoutheast part of Clark County, east of Washougal; Skamania, Klickitat and southern Yakima countiesSen. Jim Honeyford (R)Address: 107 Irv Newhouse Building, P.O. Box 40415, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7684.Email: jim.honeyford@leg.wa.govRep. Bruce Chandler (R)Address: 427-B Legislative Building, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7960.Email: bruce.chandler@leg.wa.govRep. David Taylor (R)Address: Modular A-205, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504.Telephone: 360-786-7874.Email: david.taylor@leg.wa.govWhile tax hikes, same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana emerged as hot topics for state legislators convening in Olympia on Monday, Southwest Washington lawmakers also were abuzz about job creation, cutting government spending, and adequately funding education.During the 60-day session, state legislators will need to cut the budget to meet a roughly $2 billion shortfall.“I think we’re at a pivotal time, and I was disappointed in the special session” last month to try to solve the budget crisis, said Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger. “I think the public is frustrated, so we have a big challenge to prove to our constituents that we can actually begin to move forward and not simply continue to kick the can down the road.”Additionally, Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced that she wants to see the state legalize same-sex marriage during this session. Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, is co-sponsor on the bill that would do just that.Moeller, an openly gay lawmaker and a leader in the effort to legalize same-sex marriage, said his top priority during the session is to make sure that bill passes.last_img read more

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Donna Summer dies at age 63

first_imgDonna Summer, the Queen of Disco who ruled the pop charts through the ’70s with “Last Dance” and “Hot Stuff,” died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to TMZ and E! News. She was 63.Summer brought a model’s style and a booming, gospel-trained voice to the repetitive electronic dance music of Europe in the mid-’70s and turned it into an international phenomenon, starting with “Love to Love You Baby” in 1975. Her impressive string of dance hits spanned five decades, after landing a No. 1 dance single last year with “To Paris With Love.”Though dance music, as well as her career, came in and out of favor, Summer always believed in its power.“I think dance music is happy music,” she told Newsday in 2008, before an appearance on Long Island. “It makes you euphoric. When I go to a dance floor, I want to hear something that will help me shake off every negative thing and all the work from the week before, and all I can think about is being free for a minute.”last_img read more

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Hot weekend forecast for Washington Oregon

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says many Washington and Oregon residents this weekend will feel the hot weather that has been broiling much of the rest of the country.A combination of high pressure and offshore flow will push temperatures into the 80s, 90s and even 100s in some areas.Forecasters issued an excessive heat watch for Saturday for southwest Washington and western Oregon, including the Portland area and Willamette Valley. Temperatures in the 90s bring the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Forecasters also are advising people who cool off in lakes and rivers to wear life jackets.Highs are forecast in the 90s Saturday and 80s Sunday across Western Washington, and in the 90s Saturday and reaching 100 Sunday on the east side of Washington and Oregon.last_img read more

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Press Talk Whats up with all the lying

first_imgHey, I’ve got something to add to death and taxes.Lying.That’s right, it’s inevitable. No avoiding it. No getting around it. We all do it.Mom, true confession: Remember when I was driving with some buddies to check out a college and came back with that, ah, damaged driver’s side on our ’64 Buick LeSabre? Well, that really didn’t happen in a parking lot.We were horsing around (kids, don’t do this!) on the interstate, and I passed up our exit. Or so I thought. I pulled a hard right at full speed and almost — almost — made the exit. That dang sign got in the way.I thought about this lying stuff when Lance Armstrong finally decided to come clean about his drug use. He’s a full-blown liar. No question.Then it was Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s turn. He revealed that the love of his life — his sweet, sweet girlfriend — who died of leukemia — whose last words on this Earth were, “I love you” to him — well, she didn’t exist. None of it did.He says he was duped, of course. Obviously, somebody, somewhere along the line is lying big time in this soap opera.Then there was President Clinton. My favorite! “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” Clinton told the American people in 1998 as he wagged his finger at all of us. “These allegations are false!” he boomed.last_img read more

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Oregon panel rejects 25centperbottle booze surcharge

first_imgPORTLAND — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has rejected placing an additional 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge on the price of distilled spirits.The commissioners voted 3-2 in a conference call Wednesday morning.If the surcharge had passed, it would have raised an estimated $16.2 million for the upcoming two-year state budget cycle.Commissioners Michael Harper, Rob Patridge and Robert Rice voted against the surcharge. It was supported by commissioners Cassandra Skinner and Pamela Weatherspoon.Commissioners recently extended a temporary 50-cent surcharge that has been in effect since April 2009.last_img read more

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Amber Alert canceled for 6yearold abducted in Auburn

first_imgAn Amber Alert has been issued for the abduction of Mason Bennatts-Miller, 6, who is reportedly in a 2009 Acura RDX driven by his non-custodial mother. A statewide Amber Alert for a 6-year-old boy abducted in Auburn has been canceled.Authorities have taken into custody Sandra June Bennats, 34, who is accused of abducting her 6-year-old son, of whom she does not have custody. The child is in the care of authorities. Bennatts is the noncustodial mother of Mason Joseph John Bennats-Miller, whom was believed to be in danger, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Sandra Bennatts reportedly forced entry into her mother’s home, tied her mother up at knife point and took her autistic son, the sheriff’s office reported.While the alert was active, authorities were on the hunt for a grey 2009 Acura RDX driven driven by Bennatts who was thought to be heading south.last_img read more

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SKYCITY Darwin to be renamed Mindil Beach Casino Resort following US acquisition

first_img Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team US gaming and hospitality firm Delaware North has announced that SKYCITY Darwin will be renamed Mindil Beach Casino & Resort after completing its AU$188 million (US$134 million) acquisition of the property this week.Delaware North revealed early Thursday morning local time that re-branding of the Australian casino resort would include a new logo and color scheme to appear throughout and on uniforms, vehicles, casino collateral and other casino and resort marketing assets. “We see Mindil Beach Casino & Resort as having the potential to be Darwin’s premier entertainment venue, which is what appealed to us most about pursuing the opportunity to add it to our portfolio of gaming and hospitality venues in the region,” said the company’s Managing Director, Gary Brown.“Our team is exploring steps we can take to enhance what is already a terrific operation, such as infusing the international experience of Delaware North’s culinary team to enhance dining experiences throughout the resort, along with property-wide improvements to broaden appeal to new local, interstate and international guests.”Delaware North will also explore opportunities to enhance the casino’s gaming offerings with new machines and gaming options.last_img read more

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35 speak to their manager about mental health problems

first_imgAround a third (35%) of respondents that have experienced mental health issues have discussed these with their manager, according to research by Willis PMI Group.Its survey of 1,388 UK employees also found that 30% of respondents do not speak to their manager about their mental health because they are worried that they would not receive adequate support.The research also found:26% of respondents aged 16-24 years old that have experienced mental health issues have spoken to their manager about these. This compares to 38% of respondents aged 45-64 years old.A third (33%) of respondents do not discuss their mental health with managers because they fear the impact it could have on job prospects, and 23% worry that it will make managers think less of them.More than a quarter (28%) of respondents do not speak to management about their mental health because of concerns that they would not understand.30% of respondents think that mental health is a private issue.Around a quarter (26%) of respondents aged 45-64 believe that mental health is a private matter, compared to 32% of 16-44 years olds.Mike Blake (pictured), director at Willis PMI Group, said: “Mental illness remains an incredibly delicate subject and one that requires urgent attention from employers in order to better manage staff wellbeing and sickness absence.“It is unlikely we would ever see a case with physical illness where most people are unwilling to report it to management, so organisations must ensure employees with mental health issues do not suffer in silence.“The proper recording of sickness and absence related to mental health is a crucial first step in tackling the problem, but this can only happen if staff are given the assurance they can report issues in confidentiality and without judgement.”last_img read more

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42 feel managers can spot if they are struggling with poor mental

first_imgUnder half (42%) of respondents feel that their manager would be able to spot any signs that they may be struggling with poor mental health, according to research by Mind.A survey of 43,892 employees, across 74 organisations taking part in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index, a benchmarking tool, also found that 84% of respondents would continue to go to work when experiencing poor mental health.The research also found:48% of respondents have experienced poor mental health, such as stress, low mood and anxiety, while working for their current employer.21% of respondents believe that their current workload is unmanageable.58% of respondents would still attend work when experiencing poor physical health.Emma Mamo (pictured), head of workplace wellbeing at Mind, said: “As we mark Mental Health Awareness Week, it is worrying to discover that half of employees still don’t feel able to speak out. Too many people struggling with poor mental health, such as stress, anxiety and depression, still feel they need to stay silent. For some, reasons include not feeling comfortable disclosing their mental health problem, worrying their employer will think they can’t do their job and not wanting to be treated differently.“We know that changing workplace culture takes time to filter through an organisation. Encouragingly, forward-thinking employers are taking steps in the right direction. It’s great that so many organisations are asking themselves some challenging questions about how they are supporting their workforce and what they can do to provide a better experience. We need to see more workplaces encouraging open conversations about mental health and championing a more supportive and open environment.”last_img read more

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Over half of officebased employees have no area to eat lunch in

first_imgOver half (56%) of UK office workers do not have a dedicated space to eat lunch in the workplace, according to research by interiors organisation Furniture123.The survey of 1,012 UK office-based workers found that 34% resort to eating at their desk. However, 69% of those surveyed said they feel they work less productively as a result of not taking a break away from their workspace over lunch, and almost half (47%) said they work more efficiently in the afternoons if they take a full one-hour break.Nearly half (46%) of respondents said they would like to get out of the office for a walk during their lunch break, but 47% of these felt they had nowhere to go or did not like the local area.Mark Kelly, marketing manager at Furniture123, said: “Happy workers are more productive. This sentiment has been proven time and time again, and it’s one of the many reasons why it’s so important to keep employees on side.“Providing staff with somewhere to eat lunch is an office essential, and the simple act of getting away from the desk and taking a break, even for 10 minutes, enables workers to push the reset button and come back to work with a clearer head and renewed focus.”One in three (33%) office workers told the survey their workplace did not feature any kind of breakout area that might enable them to get away from their desk. When asked what features respondents would like to see in their office, the most popular answer was a designated lunch area (76%), followed by sofas (70%), bean bags (62%), a garden or terrace (59%) and a ping-pong table (52%).Kelly said: “All employers should consider investing in breakout spaces to aid productivity. Whether creating a cosy corner with simple bean bags or commissioning a full breakout room with all the trimmings, the increased staff productivity will ultimately bring in more revenue and the investment will pay for itself.”last_img read more

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Consumers association recommends new mothers receive a £2000 pension bonus

first_imgConsumers’ association and charity Which? has recommended that new mothers receive a £2,000 pension bonus to help mitigate the gender pensions gap.In its Top up the pots: Achieving adequate retirement incomes with automatic enrolment report, conducted with the Pensions Policy Institute and published in June 2019, Which? proposesd that new mothers should be awarded a ‘new parent’ £2,000 pension top-up payment in order to counteract the motherhood pension penalty, where mothers who take time out of the workforce to accommodate childcare commitments are unable to save an adequate retirement income.The report found that female employees who take time out of work in order to have children potentially save £15,000 less into their pension than full-time working women; this equates to a retirement income of £68,000, compared to £83,000 for a female employee who does not take time off for childcare.In comparison, the average male employee can save around 27% more into their pension pot than their female counterpart, having an estimated pension pot of £114,000. This gender pension gap increases to 40% when a woman takes time out of work for childcare responsibilities.Jenny Ross, money editor at Which?, said: “Since its introduction, automatic enrolment has successfully drawn in millions of new savers to workplace pensions, but the motherhood penalty, which already impacts women’s income, threatens to leave those who choose to work reduced hours due to childcare responsibilities significantly worse off in retirement.“If the government is committed to pension equality, it should introduce a £2,000 pension contribution for first-time mothers, and also raise the minimum contribution rate for all middle-income earners to ensure they can retire with an adequate pension pot.”Which? recommends that each household should be able to choose which parent or guardian’s pension scheme the top-up contribution is paid in to. In the event that no scheme is nominated, the payment would be made into an account with the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest), the auto-enrolment pension scheme set up by the government.The report stated that the pension bonus should form part of a wider set of workplace pension reforms; this would include increasing the minimum pension contribution for auto-enrolment from 8% of monthly earnings to 12%. This could improve individuals’ pension pots by around £50,000. Which? also suggested that 8% remain as the minimum pension contribution for low income staff, to avoid over-saving and financial hardship, and that employees be allowed to opt-down to an 8% contribution level, if they wished.Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon, added: “It’s great to see this report shine a light on the impact motherhood can have on the pensions gender gap. Hopefully it will help to raise awareness about the wider financial impact of parenthood and trigger conversations among expectant parents.“However, a government giveaway is unlikely to be the answer. A woman’s ability to save for retirement is often interrupted by unavoidable career breaks, mostly to raise a family. While the introduction of shared parental leave will start to make a difference to this, there are several other factors that need to be addressed.“Some women might not be returning to work due to the lack of affordable childcare, to the detriment of their pension savings. And for those who do return to work, they might return part time. Women can be disproportionately excluded from automatic enrolment if they earn below the £10,000 earnings threshold. Some women may have several part-time jobs and while their overall earnings may be above £10,000, if no single job pays more than £10,000, they are excluded entirely from automatic enrolment. Government data in 2016 showed that 31% of eligible female [employees] earned less than £10,000 a year.“Changes to auto-enrolment criteria could go some way to address the pensions gender gap and improve pension savings for all low earners and multiple job holders, not just for women.”last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Threefifths of SMEs say appreciation is part of organisational culture

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Almost three-fifths (58%) of employer respondents with between 10 and 49 members of staff state that showing appreciation is a natural part of their culture, compared to 20% of those that employ 250 to 500 staff, according to research by Reward Gateway.In a survey of 150 HR professionals, 250 managers and 500 employees, it was also found that only 8% of HR professionals working at businesses with more than 500 members of staff strongly agree that their current recognition and reward programme is as effective as it could be.More than four-fifths (84%) of HR professionals believe that an effective reward and recognition programme can help drive business results, while 85% feel that this positively impacts employee retention; 73% are likely to invest in recognition and reward within the next year.However, 45% of HR respondents do not think that their current recognition and reward programme is as effective as it could be. Linked to this, only 16% of managers strongly agree that their organisation provides them with the tools to recognise team members’ achievements, while 26% struggle to find the time to give thanks and praise.Half (50%) of employees say that they would leave an organisation that did not praise or thank them enough. A further 61% would rather work for a business that had a culture where staff were praised and thanked regularly for doing good work, versus an organisation that paid 10% more, but provided no praise or thanks.Doug Butler (pictured), chief executive officer at Reward Gateway, said: “While it’s great to see so many HR leaders understanding the positive impact of employee engagement on business, traditional methods and manual processes to achieve current workforce employee engagement goals are no longer an option.“What employees want is continuous, instant and impactful recognition which reflects the ‘always-on’ workplace culture and the ‘always connected’ personal life many now have.”last_img read more

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Software AG hires Dr Elke Frank

first_imgEnterprise software organisation Software AG has hired Dr Elke Frank as its new chief human resources officer, effective from 1 August 2019.Frank, who has more than 20 years of international experience in HR leadership roles, will also join Software AG’s executive board when she starts at the organisation this summer.As part of her new role, Frank will lead a global HR team and be responsible for all aspects of HR, in alignment with Software AG’s wider business strategy. This includes dealing with talent management, people development and cultural transformation. She will also work to maintain and evolve a workplace culture centred around developing and attracting talent.Previously, Frank has worked at organisations such as Daimler AG, Carl-Zeiss Vision, Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom.last_img read more

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MiamiDade police train for hostage situations

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade police held a special training day, Wednesday.The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Special Response Team and Rapid Deployment Force rappelled from their chopper onto a rooftop in full gear.The Special Response Team swept the building, simulating a hostage standoff.The unit specializes in high-risk operations.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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MIA worker airlifted to hospital after fall

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A worker at Miami International Airport was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after falling onto the roof of a building.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the worker fell an unknown distance from the roof of one of the facility’s buildings, just before 8 a.m., Wednesday.He was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.It remains unclear as to what led to the fall.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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The First Doctor Of Kenai Receives Lifetime Appreciation Award

first_imgThe event will take place on  March 29, from 4 – 6 p.m., at the  Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center, and is open to the public. Doc has been an active resident as a Boy Scout Leader, Volunteer Coordinator for the Kenai River Marathon, and a member of the Masonic Brotherhood. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Dr. Peter Hansen, the first doctor of the Kenai will be presented with the Lifetime Appreciation Award hosted by Peninsula Community Health Services in partnership with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. Johna Beech Kenai Chamber of Commerce President: “Dr. Peter Hansen was actually one of the first doctors here in the Kenai area, and so as he starts transitioning into other adventures in life the Kenai Chamber has partnered with Peninsula Community Health Services to throw him a lifetime appreciation party.” Dr. Hansen graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine in 1963. He moved to Kenai from Juneau in 1967 with his wife Karolee. “Doc” become one of our medical pioneers here on the Kenai and is currently the longest-tenured physician on the Kenai.last_img read more

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