HOBOKEN — According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office the two bodies found Tuesday in the Hudson River have been identified.Ali Harb, age 41, of West New York and 35 year-old Juan Bustamonte of Union City were both pronounced dead at 10:45 a.m.According to the release officers from the Hoboken Police Department and the Weehawken Police Departments responded to a 911 call at approximately 8 a.m. of a body floating in the water in the Weehawken Cove in Hoboken.At approximately 9 a.m. the WPD indicated that a second body was found a short distance from the first.“Both the bodies appeared to be male and lifeless,” said the release. ” they were removed from the water, secured, and tentatively identified by the Hoboken fire department.”According to the release the investigation is ongoing and their deaths do not appear to be suspicious and the public should not be concerned.The cause of death is still unknown pending the results of the medical examiners examination.Anyone with information is asked to contact the prosecutors office at 201 915 1345 or leave an anonymous tip at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. ×
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) issued the following statement on the nation’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.“Our nation today honored the democratic process and the peaceful transfer of power. On days like this we must reflect on the enormous challenges and awesome responsibilities that our nation faces. At this critical time in our history, President Trump’s speech acknowledges the anxiety and concerns felt by countless South Jersey families and Americans across the country. We all believe, cherish and defend America’s freedoms, which were built on the hard work, strength and loyalty of her people. President Trump is right to focus on restoring America’s leadership role in the world.”
Some 300 workers at the Jacobs Biscuits plant in Dublin have voted in favour of a survival plan that will mean significant changes in work practices after an ultimatum from management, writes Hugh Oram.The three unions at the plant – Siptu, the ATGWU and the Bakers, Food & Allied Workers – had urged the Jacob’s workers to accept the changes recommended by unions, after lengthy negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission. But in the face of advice from their unions, the workers had turned down the proposals.Management of the plant then said the factory would close within the next few weeks, with the loss of all jobs. Michael Carey, chief executive of the Jacob Fruitfield group, said the workers’ decision meant the company could no longer manufacture or distribute products from the factory.Redundancy for all workers was a prospect that brought intense discussions between man-agement and unions. Govern-ment ministers also intervened.The plan was put to the ballot again on March 3 and accepted by 202 votes to 36. Mr Carey said that the work practice changes to be implemented would ensure that biscuit manufacturing continues at the plant and that there is every hope the business can grow. “I would like to publicly thank the employees for the way in which they have reached this decision,” he added.Jacobs is the only biscuit manufacturing plant in Ireland and has about 35% of the Irish biscuit market. It was bought from Danone by Jacob Fruit-field in August, 2004.
Warburtons and the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) have reached a pay agreement following the threat of strike action.The union, which called off planned strike action before Christmas over what it saw as a low pay offer, confirmed on 11 January that an agreement had been reached.No pay figure was available but Warburtons described it as “an extremely competitive offer in the context of the food industry” and pronounced themselves pleased with the resolution of the dispute.
For those seeking to enter the UK declaring reason for travel: anyone who does not have a valid reason for travel will be directed to return home and may face a fine – the reason for travel will be checked increased police enforcement: there will be an increased police presence at ports and airports, fining those in breach of the stay at home regulations – anyone without valid reason for travel will be directed to return home and may face a fine reviewing travel exemptions: the list of travel exemptions will be urgently reviewed so that only the most important and exceptional reasons are included refusing entry: we will continue to refuse entry to non-UK residents from red list countries which are already subject to a UK travel ban entering the UK: passengers arriving in the UK need to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure Covid test – there is also the requirement for people arriving from abroad to self-isolate on arrival, and the requirement to complete a passenger locator form, with fines for those who fail to comply detecting new variants: we will help other countries to access the UK’s world-leading gene sequencing capabilities to help with early identification of any new and dangerous variants of the virus There are still too many people coming in and out of our country each day. The rules are clear – people should be staying at home unless they have a valid reason to leave. Going on holiday is not a valid reason. As we have done throughout this global health emergency, we will continue to take all steps necessary to protect the public and help prevent the spread of the virus. All measures will be kept under review and further action will be taken to protect the public if needed. managed isolation in hotels: this will be for those arriving from countries where we have imposed international travel bans and who cannot be refused entry – they will be required to isolate for 10 days without exception and more details will be provided in due course police checks: police are carrying out more physical checks at addresses to make sure people are self-isolating These new measures are on top of the restrictions already in place, all of which help reduce the risk of importing a new variant. Home Secretary Priti Patel said: The government has announced further action for outbound and inbound passengers to minimise travel across international borders and reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.While the focus is on protecting the UK’s world-leading vaccination programme, this action will reduce the risk of a new variant of the virus being transmitted from someone coming into the UK.The measures announced today include:For those wishing to travel out of the UK
Brace’s Bakery has partnered with a local food artist to showcase a number of bread-based creations.Nathan Wyburn made a name for himself on the last series of ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent, using toast as his canvas and producing a Marmite-painted portrait of comedian and judge Michael McIntyre.The bakery firm in Newport, South Wales, has chosen to support the 22-year-old in his latest bread-art venture by sponsoring his first exhibition at The General Offices in Ebbw Vale from 10-24 August.Wyburn said: “I’ve been using Brace’s bread for my artwork for three years. It’s the bread I’ve eaten growing up, so it just seemed fitting when I wanted to use everyday materials for my artwork, to use the bread I eat every day. Brace’s bread is also the squarest, which helps with the proportions of my artwork and ensures the result is the best possible. I’m very grateful for Brace’s support of my First Retrospective exhibition.”Since appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, the bread artist has gone on to create a 10ft portrait of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, which was recently featured on the front page of The Guardian. In addition, Wyburn created a series of celebrity portraits, commissioned and displayed by Costa Coffee for its Towcester outlet, including David Beckham and Cheryl Cole.Lydia Whitfield, head of communications at Brace’s, said: “We have been interested in working with Nathan for a while, as he is such a creative and much-loved local artist. He and Angharad Collins, manager at The General Offices, are offering free workshops at the exhibition for local summer schools and youngsters from local community groups and this sits really well with the community support we try and offer at Brace’s.”
Bakers Basco has hired Richard Mew as its new general manager, taking over from Steve Millward, who has been in the role for seven years.In his new role, Mew will be responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and recovery teams, strengthening relationships across the baking and associated manufacturing industries. He will also focus on technological innovations, such as GPS tracking, to further understand the bakery supply chain and reduce equipment losses and misuse.Before joining Bakers Basco, Mew has working as a consultant to the food manufacturing sector. He has spent time as sales and marketing director at UK Snacks, general manager of Tesco Broadband and six years in senior buying positions at Tesco, as well as in a buying role at Waitrose.Millward will continue to serve in a consultancy role for the foreseeable future before retiring, the company said.“I look forward to continuing the great work that Bakers Basco has undertaken in recent years, as well as looking beyond 2019 to ensure Bakers Basco evolves to meet the requirements of our shareholders, partners and the bakery industry as a whole,” said Mew.Joe Street, chairman of Bakers Basco, added: “We’re absolutely delighted to have such a strong leader like Richard, with his vast experience in retail and FMCG, to take the helm at Bakers Basco and lead us through our next phase of development.“At the same time, we would like to thank Steve for his contribution to the business, having been instrumental in building Bakers Basco’s public profile and raising awareness of the issues our bakery shareholders face everyday.”The company was founded in 2006 to manage and license a pool of four million bread baskets and associated wheeled dollies for the use of bakers. Currently, around 25 bakeries, ranging from small to very large, pay a licence fee to use the equipment.
Renewables supplied 45.8% of Spain’s electricity in first half of ’18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:A combination of good meteorological conditions in the first half of 2018 has led Spain to cover 45.8% of the electricity demand on its grid via renewable energy sources (the figure excludes the Balearic and Canary Islands).Wind energy systems were the peninsula’s primary source of electricity, covering 22.6% of its electricity demand, the highest penetration of any type of energy, renewable or not. “Compared with the first six months of 2017, wind production has increased by 10.4%,” added the REE.Hydropower also grew by a staggering 74% in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, which was a particularly dry year. From January to June 2018, hydro energy systems generated 20,821 GWh, which corresponds to 16.9% of the total demand.Solar energy contributed an additional 4.6% in the same period, comprising 3% PV power and 1.6% of electricity generated by solar thermal systems.Taking into account the contribution of nuclear energy, which supplied 20.6% to the Spanish mainland’s electricity demand, and the second highest electricity contribution after this, wind, REE says that “technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere represented 67.5% of the generation of the first half of the year.”More: Spain covers 45.8% of H1 2018 electricity demand with renewables
We see a lot of internet video clips during the week, everything from feature length documentaries to 30 second POV edits. Each Friday we will attempt to bring you our favorites from throughout the week, so you don’t have to go searching for them. This is Clips of the Week.Find Your LineThis stunningly beautiful video from French filmmaker Seb Montaz-Rosset is amazing. Not much I can say about it except that it makes me happy and grateful there are people creating this kind of art. Worth watching over and over.Revelation, a Visual Poem. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.Ski the East Freeride TourThis slightly more regional video is a recap of the 4th Annual Ski the East Freeride Tour from Send It Studios. The Ski the East guys are fairly clownish – in a good way – and like to yuck it up on Twitter, but this video shows how they are trying to give something back by allowing the best East Coast riders to compete in their own Freeride competitions. Check out these hardcore shredders and groms ripping bushes, rocks, and occasionally snow and find out more about the tour here.Ski The East Freeride Tour from Send It Studios on Vimeo.Big Wave…Skiing?Chuck Patterson skiing 50-footers at Jaws in Hawaii. Not sure why he needs poles, though.TransAm at Seven Springs RecapHere is a recap of the TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAm presented by Skullcandy at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort. Lots of tricks and local talent.Urban LinesA lot of fly fisherman know about the shad run on the Potomac, but Urban Lines explores the other aspects of fly fishing the tidal Potomac that runs through Washington, D.C. This is only the trailer, but it is compelling and provides a unique view on fishing “where you are.” The feature will be part of the F3T Film Tour, which is stopping in Lexington, Va. on February 11. It’s free, so I’ll see you there.Getting OutFishing the Southern Appalachians can be tough sledding in the winter, but the boys at Southern Culture on the Fly and Bent Rod Media make the most of it. Major Hogzilla at the end, would love to know where it came from…Getting Out from Southern Culture on the Fly on Vimeo.
When working with branch managers, MZ Bierly Consulting refers to relationship development skills as a progression that involves four stages. “We are very careful to use the word progression as it implies that you are not necessarily stuck in any one stage,” maintains Buck Bierly, president of MZ Bierly Consulting in Malvern, Pennsylvania. “We tell the sales leadership team, ‘You can move somebody from Stage 1 to Stage 2 in 90 to 120 days, but moving somebody from Stage 2 to Stage 3 would take you a year to a year and a half. So in the end, what we want to imply here is that you’re stuck in that stage because you want to be stuck in that stage. You don’t want to change your skills, because you can progress if you work at it.”Now that’s a slight oversimplification because this is tied into fundamental interpersonal communication and cognitive skills. But in the end, a lot of the people who work in branches just have never been asked to stretch those skills as far as we’re talking about here. “With appropriate accountability and coaching, it’s possible to get them there,” says Bierly.Tip: Many branch managers never progress through the stages because their bosses never really developed those skills. “If you’ve got Stage 1, Stage 2 people coaching Stage 1, Stage 2 people you’re not going to see too many branch managers getting any further than their bosses,” notes Bierly.The Four StagesThe four stages of relationship development span from “reacting to opportunities” to “developing new opportunities.” In Stages 1 and 2, bankers tend to focus on products; in Stages 3 and 4, they focus on building end-to-end relationships with business owners. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr