News story: Civil news: training sessions to help with online applications

first_imgSuccesses from provider visits to date include: provide support introduction to CCMS means and merits applications Sessions are currently running until late February 2019.You can book now using this link:Eventbrite provider training modulesIf you have any questions about training then email [email protected] do I book a visit?You are welcome to contact us to enquire about visits to help us improve the way we work together.Visits are organised by the Provider Engagement Working Group (PEWG). This group meets monthly and has representatives from offices across the Legal Aid Agency.There are three main aims: visits to LAA offices Special Children Act applications Support is available for providers who need help making civil applications. There are two main options: How do I book training?Live training sessions are listed on Eventbrite. Topics covered include: introducing providers to the bulk upload facility for bills reduce avoidable contact emergency applications live training events build and maintain positive relationships increasing the number of providers signed up to the paperless pilot for Escape Cases raising awareness about the role of a caseworker and the application process If you would like to ask about a visit or have questions about the work of the Provider Engagement Working Group then email [email protected] informationEventbrite provider training [email protected] – to email training [email protected] – to email PEWG questionslast_img read more

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Central Foods adds vegetarian tarts to foodservice range

first_imgFrozen food distributor Central Foods has added two savoury tarts to its foodservice range which it says will help cater for customers with dietary requirements.A brie and red onion tart, which is suitable for gluten-free and vegetarian diners, has been added to its Menuserve range. It comprises a gluten-free Cheddar and chive pastry filled with brie and Cheddar sauce, topped with a red onion compote.A vegan beetroot and thyme tarte tatin has also been added to the Menuserve line-up. The tarte tatin features balsamic roasted beetroot wedges with thyme of a puff pastry base.Both are described as premium products that suit the increasing demand in foodservice for pre-prepared options that meet various dietary requirements but which will also prove more popular generally, the company added.“We are really pleased to launch two new tasty savoury products for foodservice and extend our growing selection of pre-prepared, frozen items that are suitable for free-from diners,” said Central Foods managing director Gordon Lauder.“The Menuserve brie and red onion tart will make it easier for food service operators to satisfy demand from their customers for delicious gluten-free, easy-to-serve menu items, while the Menuserve beetroot and thyme tarte tatin is perfect for vegan diners.”Based in Northamptonshire, Central Foods supplies hundreds of different lines into foodservice, ranging from vegetarian and free-from items, meat products, bakery items and canapés through to buffet products, desserts and puddings.last_img read more

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Can credit unions break the 4 minute mile?

first_img“To make technological break-throughs, we need to reconstruct the mental model we have about technology. We can’t look at technology based on how it affects what we do, in our daily lives or in the credit union industry. There are concepts people have heard of, understand somewhat, but still view them through today’s lenses, instead of a view to the future.” Google Solutions Architect Loren Hudziak gave a historic example of this concept to the 350+ credit union attendees during the 2017 CSCU annual conference.“Medical student Roger Bannister was the first person in recorded history to run the mile in under four minutes. Up until he did it in 1954, most people thought the four-minute mark was impossible to break. They thought the human body couldn’t physically go that fast – that it would collapse under the pressure. They thought ‘No-one could run a mile in less than four minutes.’ ‘It was impossible.’ It was a physical feat for Roger, but more importantly it broke a mental model that this was impossible. Once it was recognized that a four-minute mile was possible, Roger’s record was broken 49 days later, and now it is expected of even high school runners.”A specific example Hudziak gave is the way people view the cloud. “5% of all organizations are on the cloud today. We have a mental model about how we manage IT, and the cloud is a new and different model for computing. Benefits include paying only for what you need, and the ability to expand as needed. Another benefit is security. Some people still naively think that having systems in-house is safer than processing in the cloud. But the truth is that most individual IT systems are far less protected than that provided by cloud vendors. Ransomware and malware are becoming rampant in in-house IT systems, but cloud vendors have multiple methods to thwart these types of attacks.” continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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3 best practices for tech spending in banking

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An overwhelming 96% of banking executives plan to either maintain or increase their technology budget this year, with 64% spending more, according to CSI’s 2020 Banking Priorities Survey. Even with financial institutions doubling down on technology, it’s easy for banks and credit unions to spread resources and capital too thin when trying to keep up with changing times.But instead of going after all the things, spend your money in areas supporting these three best practices.Focus on the customer and member experienceIt’s easy to see the connection between digital banking software and improved customer experience. But plunking down money for software improvements is only worth it if customers can see and like the change. Marrying multiple systems into one, easy-to-use CRM for banking is always a win-win because it saves time for customers and staff.last_img read more

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Wills power

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Head coach John Desko selected for National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After concluding his collegiate career at Syracuse in 1979, Desko served as an assistant for 19 seasons under Simmons Jr., winning 229 games and six national championships together. After taking over for Simmons Jr., Desko led the Orange to five more championships — 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009.His 34 NCAA tournament wins rank third-most all-time. He’s guided SU to nine Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference championships since 2010, named conference coach of the year five times. During that time, All-American nominations and Tewaaraton Award winners have complemented those titles. Comments Published on May 21, 2020 at 2:05 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse head coach John Desko was one of eight individuals selected for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020, according to a list released Thursday.Desko, whose .750 winning percentage is the best of any active Division-I coach, has compiled 258 wins over 22 seasons as head coach after succeeding Roy Simmons Jr. after the 1998 season. After his induction in October, all four Syracuse head coaches in program history will be in the Hall of Fame, with Desko joining Simmons Jr., Laurie Cox and Roy Simmons Sr.“I’m honored to be inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame,” Desko said in a release. “I’ve been so fortunate in my time at Syracuse to be surrounded by incredible players, coaches and administrators, which made the success of our program possible.”last_img read more

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Prithvi Shaw’s comeback gains steam after cracking Ranji trophy century off just 84 balls

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/PTIAdvertisement g1NBA Finals | Brooklyn VszxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6jt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3q4gyWould you ever consider trying this?😱3okudCan your students do this? 🌚xzguRoller skating! Powered by Firework Many sportsperson over the years have been a victim of doping addiction, and faced punishment and bans from their respective sports. The long break from the game most of the times causes them to quit the sport for good, but not in the case of Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw. After serving a ban of 8 months, the Mumbai batsman has intensified his return to the 22 yards with a century against Baroda in the Ranji trophy!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/PTIBack in July, Prithvi was subjected to a doping test by BCCI, and the results revealed that there was presence of Terbutaline in his urine, a substance listed in WADA’s Prohibited List of Substances. The player was banned from the sport until November 15, with an official statement released by BCCI, which said that the Prithvi had: “inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.”Following the ban, the player took it to social media, and posted a statement on his official Twitter handle.Advertisement However, its all in the past now. A fresh resume on the 22 yards has him landing a marvellous 100 runs off 84 balls against Baroda. This was the 9th century for Mumbai’s hard hitter. At lunch on day 3, Prithvi is 122 unbeaten, with 12 fours and 4 sixes.What the spectators saw on field, Prithvi had already determined it long ago. On his birthday on Nov 9, the 20 year old tweeted a video of him doing net practice, with a caption that read: “I turn 20 today. I assure it will be Prithvi Shaw 2.0 going forward. Thank u for all the good wishes & support. Will be back in action soon. #motivation #hardwork #believe“Check out the tweet here-Shaw made his debut for Mumbai on 1st January 2017 in the semi final of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy against Tamil Nadu, and scored 120 off 175. His international test debut came on 4th October 2018 versus West Indies, and he has earned 293 caps in the game format. The right handed batsman plays for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.Prithvi’s impressive comeback has him claiming the spot for the third test opener in the upcoming New Zealand tour in February 2020.Early hurdle: Prithvi Shaw faces suspension for doping violation, two more domestic cricketers caughtPrithvi Shaw 2.0 vows to make a comeback on his 20th birthday after doping ban Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fernie prepares skaters for The Big One next month in Nelson

first_imgBreanna Tomlin competed in two categories- Bronze Elements and Freeskate at the Star 4 level. Tomlin placed 10th with her elements, making very strong axel attempt, and 12th with her Freeskate program.Considering the short preparation time with the Christmas break, coach Sarah Gower was proud of her athletes.“Both skaters performed to a high level as well as showing excellent sportsmanship,” said Gower.”We also had a lot of fun.”Focus will now shift to the highlight of the season — the 2013 Kootenay Regional Competition taking place in Nelson February 1-3 at the NDCC Arena.More than 100 skaters from all parts of the Kootenays join 15 Nelson Figure Skating Club competitors at the three day event — expected to be the largest showcase of figure skating talent to hit Nelson in years.For more information visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca Two West Kootenay skaters did not look out of place at the new Skate Canada East Kootenay Invitational held recently in Fernie.Morgan Sabo, of Nelson and Beaver Valley’s Breanna Tomlin took good advantage to capture medals in competition during several categories in the first event of 2013.In Junior Bronze Preliminary Skills, Sabo tied for Gold and notched a Bronze Medal in Preliminary Elements. Skills and elements test the skater’s technical finesse and are performed without music.In the Freeskate category, where judges assess all aspects of a skater’s performance from musical interpretation to technical skill, Sabo notched her second Bronze of the event.last_img read more

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LORD NELSON SCRATCHED FROM TWINSPIRES BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT

first_imgSpendthrift Farm LLC’s Lord Nelson, the 5-2 second choice on the morning line, has been scratched from Saturday’s TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint with a minor injury. “He got a little nick a couple of days ago and it became infected,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “We had to treat him with antibiotics so he won’t be able to run. But, he’s going to be all right.” The defection of Lord Nelson leaves a field of seven in the Sprint. Joking was scratched Wednesday.last_img

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Cabrera, Scioscia feel for Eddings

first_img “If we get through this series, you’re talking another week,” Scioscia said. “If we fold him in at the back end of the rotation (for the World Series), that’s 10, 11 days before he’d pitch, and he’d have to pick up the ball before then.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Talk about umpire Doug Eddings’ phantom “out’ call still lingered around the batting cage Friday before Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, but it was more media driven as players and coaches from both teams tried to put it behind them. “If it was in the regular season, everyone would let it go,” Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera said. “Because it was the playoffs, everyone makes a big deal. A lot of times there’s a man on first and two outs, and they don’t score. There’s been worse calls. I don’t think it was fair they had to go (into the interview room after Game 2). I was feeling sorry for them. They’re human beings trying to do their jobs.” Angels manager Mike Scioscia also said he felt sympathy for Eddings. “I don’t think anybody feels worse about it than Doug Eddings,” Scioscia said. While much of the dispute has centered on whether catcher Josh Paul caught or trapped the third strike to A.J. Pierzynski, Scioscia said that was not the issue that had the Angels upset. “The whole issue of the play was we read the signal from Doug as him recording an out, not recording a swing,” he said. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Eddings was lustily booed by the Angel Stadium crowd when the umpires took the field before Friday’s game, and again when he jogged to his spot as the right-field line ump. Cabrera hitting well Cabrera is one of the few Angels who has hit relatively well in the playoffs, tied for the team lead with nine postseason hits. He said he thinks Vladimir Guerrero (no extra-base hits, one RBI) might be pressing a little, but Chone Figgins (4 for 31) is even more important to the offense. “Our key player is Figgins,” Cabrera said. “That’s our key player. If he starts hitting, we’re going to score some runs. I don’t know if he’s pressing, I know he’s trying. Maybe he’s trying too hard. He’s not swinging at pitches he was swinging at before. “When you don’t have too many years in the big leagues, it puts things in your head instead of swinging like you did in the regular season.” Update on Colon It is beginning to appear that Bartolo Colon (strained muscle right shoulder) would not be able to pitch in the World Series even if the Angels get there. Colon is scheduled to undergo more tests on the shoulder soon, and there are no plans for him to start throwing a baseball anytime soon. last_img read more

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