Open consultation: Changes that the government wants to make to a law called the Mental Health Act (easy read)

first_imgWe want to change the law on looking after people with mental health problems.We have come up with some ideas to make the law better for people who are being looked after.We want you to tell us if you like our ideas or not.Click on the ‘respond online’ button below to read about our ideas and tell us what you think.You can also read about them in the document below or in the non-easy read version.,Respond onlinelast_img

Chris Cornell Estate Announces New Posthumous LP & Box Set, Shares Previously Unreleased Single [Listen]

first_imgChris Cornell, the late frontman for Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, will be celebrated with the release of a new retrospective box set featuring material from each of the aforementioned bands as well as selections from his solo career—several of them previously unreleased. In addition, the Chris Cornell estate has announced a brand-new, 17-track album, simply titled Chris Cornell. Both the box set and the posthumous new album are set for a Friday, November 16th release via UMG Recordings.According to the announcement from Cornell’s estate, the 62-track, 4-disc box set will contain 11 previously unreleased recordings, while the self-titled new album will feature two of the unreleased tracks from the grunge icon’s archives.The new releases were spearheaded by Chris’s widow, Vicky Cornell. As Vicky explains in a statement,Since Chris’ sudden passing I have put all my efforts and energy into sharing his music and legacy with his fans from all over the world. I felt we needed to create a special collection to represent all of him – the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist. His soaring vocals found their way into the hearts and souls of so many. His voice was his vision and his words were his peace. This album is for his fans.Both the new album and the box set will feature the newly unearthed single, “When Bad Does Good”. Today, along with the announcement of the new Chris Cornell box set and posthumous album, Cornell’s estate has shared an official lyric video for the powerfully wistful, organ-filled new release. You can watch it below:Chris Cornell – “When Bad Does Good” [Official Lyric Video][Video: Chris Cornell]You can check out a full track listing for the new posthumous Chris Cornell box set and album here.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Report: The Rolling Stones’ Postponed Tour Could Be Rescheduled To Begin As Early As July

first_imgOver the weekend, news broke The Rolling Stones have postponed their highly-awaited U.S. tour due to a Mick Jagger health issue.In a statement on Twitter, Mick apologized profusely to fans looking forward to the tour:I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 30, 2019The New York Post reported that Jagger is set to undergo surgery to have a stent placed in his heart. While this valve replacement procedure used to require open heart surgery, it can now be completed with a minimally invasive procedure that results in much shorter recovery times.According to the band’s original announcement, “Mick [Jagger] has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.” The band noted that tickets to the upcoming Rolling Stones concerts will be valid for rescheduled dates, which will be announced soon.Now, according to a report on Monday by Billboard, it appears that the postponed shows will come to fruition sooner rather than later. The report cites sources familiar with the tour in noting that the Stones “should be able to return to the road by July.”“We’re beginning to look at the rescheduling options and we’re going to try and do this as quickly as we can,” John Meglen, co-CEO of Concerts West, the company promoting the postponed North American tour that was supposed to kick off April 20th in Miami, tells Billboard. “Everyone’s health and happiness comes first.” He also added that the updated tour dates could be announced “in the next couple weeks.”The report also notes that the 16-date tour stadium tour could be condensed from ten weeks in length to 8 weeks in length in order to get all of the dates in before the start of the NFL season, after which the stadiums will be occupied for the remainder of the year.This is all promising news for The Rolling Stones. The main casualty of the tour postponement remains New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band will not be able to perform their scheduled headlining slot at the 50th-anniversary event. The festival is currently working on locking down a replacement.We’ll be sure to update you as more information about The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour dates becomes available[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Republican-controlled states advance bills to limit abortion

first_imgHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Four new proposed abortion restrictions passed the state House Tuesday in Montana, one of several states where GOP gains are lending more momentum to prohibitions on the procedure. The bills come as President Joe Biden looks to change course nationally on the issue, though the Supreme Court has a conservative majority that’s given hope to anti-abortion activists. In Montana, GOP lawmakers are hoping to capitalize on the election of a Republican governor after 16 years of pro-abortion access Democratic governors. Anti-abortion measures are also under consideration in South Carolina and Arkansas, where Republican lawmakers increased their majorities in the legislatures following the 2020 election.last_img

Values and trust drive business performance at credit unions

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: Details Trust drives business performance.  PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) research indicates that when companies focus on mission and their own distinctive capabilities, especially their values, they generally achieve significantly higher profitability levels as compared to competitors that do not.  Consumers make choices not just based on the service provided, but more and more because of overall trust in the organization.  PwC’s recent article, “Redefining Business Success in a Changing World, CEO Survey”, contained data from interviews with 1,409 CEOs in 83 countries.  Most of the CEOs (55%) are concerned about the lack of trust in business today; just 37% expressed this concern 3 years ago.CEOs understand that customers, employees and other stakeholders increasingly care about what an organization stands for.  Of the CEOs surveyed, 84% believe customers value how organizations conduct themselves in society.  Most (69%) believe their organizational purpose involves adding value for stakeholders beyond just customers and investors and their mission should embrace the employees, wider society and even the organization’s supply chain.  Many CEOs (45%) felt that serving this broad constituency had always been in their mission.  Moreover, evolving societal expectations caused an additional 24% to broaden their mission over the last three years in response.An organization positions itself to create the best value for customers and investors, and also for society when it aligns its strategy around its values and purpose, commits to them and effectively executes the strategy with them in mind.  This builds trust, and trust attracts new customers and retains existing ones.  Prospective employees that are aligned with the values and mission are attracted to the company, existing employees choose to stay, partners are more willing to collaborate, and investors are more prepared to entrust stewardship of their funding.Most CEOs (64%) believe that corporate social responsibility is core to their business, not just a “program”.  A CEO taking a values-based stand on issues that their customers care about enhances brand loyalty and trust.  In fact, research conducted jointly by the Duke and Harvard Business Schools suggests that CEO activism, not only can affect public opinion, it can increase interest in the company’s products. Take the case of Apple’s CEO Tim Cook.  He supports LGBT nondiscrimination and marriage equality, and he publicly states his opposition to state laws deemed adverse to LGBT Americans.  It appears that Mr. Cook’s values, Apple’s core values and those of Apple customers are aligned.  The Duke/Harvard data show that the benefits for Apple outweigh possible harm as customer gains from Mr. Cook’s advocacy outweigh potential losses by those who disagreed with him.  Customers increased their trust in Apple as a result.There are more channels than ever to create a two-way street for learning from stakeholders and disseminating information to them.  For example, social media can be used to “listen actively” to stakeholders and in so doing companies gain valuable insights on motivations and priorities of customers, investors and other stakeholders, which can be continually employed to help develop strategy.  In disseminating information, describing how the organization is serving stakeholders can be difficult to articulate.  Many CEOs (33%) feel a conflict between financial expectations and wider stakeholder needs, as long-term strategies that build trust may appear counter to the often-intense focus on short-term performance.  Even so, PwC found that CEOs (82%) prioritize long-term over short-term views.  They know and understand the significance of effectively communicating their values, the organization’s values and how the organization’s mission serves society as a whole.last_img read more

Compliance is like first grade

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I don’t know how many times over the last year or so I have heard the phrase “culture of compliance”. It seems to be one of those overused buzz phrases. It’s in articles, in conference presentations, and even…blogs. But, what is really behind that phrase? Is there something to be learned from what it means?Well, I did a little research and found an interesting definition that says that a company’s culture is actually its personality. On a personal level, our personality determines how we act, think, and interact with those around us. Let’s consider what a personality means for a credit union.As I started thinking about personality, my mind went to my first-grade class which I still remember vividly even though it was a hundred years long time ago.One of the most memorable kids in my first-grade class was Wendell. He was a ball of energy which, unfortunately, was very undirected. So much so, that the teacher would tape him to his desk. I’m not kidding. (You youngsters today have it easy. Apparently, this is now frowned upon.) Wendell wasn’t a bad kid. He was just running a mile a minute without a lot of focus. Is this your credit union’s compliance personality? Are you so busy being everything to everyone that you forget to focus on compliance? If so, you might want to make some changes before someone tapes you to your desk. continue reading »last_img read more

‘Bachelor,’ ‘Bachelorette’ Stars Who Found Love After Show: Photos

first_imgFedotowsky, for one, opened up exclusively to Us Weekly in July 2019 about her intentions for signing on to the ABC hit. “I went on the show for a good time. I didn’t go on for love. Nobody goes on the show for love and then they’re just surprised when they actually do fall in love,” she admitted. “They go on there like, ‘This could be fun.’”The reality star went on to confess that her motives would be a bit different if she starred on the series in this era. “If I went on the show right now, I [would] 100 percent be thinking Instagram followers. … I think to not think that way is kinda dumb,” she revealed. “Like … That’s gotta be in the back of your mind. … I’m an entrepreneur, I have an entrepreneurial type way of thinking.”- Advertisement – Better off! Some Bachelor and Bachelorette stars had more luck in the love department outside the reality dating series, finding forever without the prying eyes of cameras.DeAnna Pappas, Juan Pablo Galavis, Ali Fedotowsky and Emily Maynard are among the former leads who broke up with their final picks, only to find The One after starring on the show.- Advertisement – Maynard, for her part, does not have particularly fond memories of her time in the franchise. “I always say I should not give anyone any Bachelor and Bachelorette advice because it has been kind of a train wreck, to be quite honest,” she said during a January 2017 appearance on Good Morning America. “My time on the show was a bit of a mess.”However, everything is not necessarily smooth sailing for post-show relationships either. Pappas, who wed Stephen Stagliano in 2012, endorsed couples counseling in August 2016. “It forced us to work through our marriage,” she told Us at the time. “This is it, me and him. There is no giving up, no turning back.”Scroll to discover which Bachelor Nation alums found love after reality TV heartbreak.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Valamar opened the Central Kitchen and distribution center worth HRK 29 million

first_imgLast winter, Valamar invested around HRK 29 million in this innovative project, which will ensure the supply of as many as twenty Valamar hotels and nine camps with associated catering facilities for the destinations of Poreč, Rabac and Krk. The central kitchen and distribution center Vinež is a central place for the purchase and processing of fresh local food, and the preparation of finished and semi-finished products. This modern plant covers an area of ​​3.400 m2, ensures faster and simpler food preparation while relieving hotel kitchens in Valamar facilities, especially in terms of processing fresh food, as well as uniform quality and energy savings and lower procurement costs.   Last year, the share of domestic food and beverages in Valamar’s hotels, camps and restaurants reached 73%, confirming the role of tourism as a strong lever for marketing domestic agriculture and the economy, and the new Valfresco Direkt project is sure to further increase the percentage. Cooperation with over 200 family farms from Istria, Slavonia and Dalmatia For Valfresco Direkt, Valamar has contracted cooperation with about two hundred selected family farms and local producers, so we offer top products from Istria, Slavonia and Dalmatia with the aim of expanding cooperation to partners from all parts of Croatia to support the development of local economy and domestic production. In May, the Vinež Central Kitchen became the backbone of Valamar’s new project Valfresco Direct, an online store that brings together local producers of wine, olive oils, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, with a long tradition in the production of healthy and quality food. It can prepare up to 25.000 meals a day for guests with the highest standards of health and safety. More than a hundred employees work in the Central Kitchen Vinež in two shifts all seven days a week, which ensures high productivity. Valamar’s latest investment encourages an even stronger connection between tourism and agriculture and makes it easier for top local producers to sell their products to domestic and foreign guests. Valamar Riviera has opened a unique Central Kitchen in Vinež near Labin, which consists of the largest production plant and distribution center for hotels and restaurants in Croatia. last_img read more

Seacroft Marine bags new contracts

first_imgAberdeen-based maritime specialist Seacroft Marine Consultants has won more than £500,000 ($710,000) in new contracts in the first three months of 2018.Seacroft Marine said on Thursday that the most recent deal with an unnamed client would see the company deliver its SafeZone 500 training program to 300 offshore and marine personnel involved in ensuring safe vessel operations within 500m safety zones around platforms and rigs in the southern North Sea.Michael Cowlam, technical director of Seacroft Marine, said: “SafeZone 500 has already been adopted by seven leading operating companies on the UKCS and Seacroft have trained over 600 platform, rig, and vessel personnel to the SafeZone 500 standard; that figure will rise to over 1,000 by year-end.”Other contract wins include a marine assurance contract with Ineos FPS, supporting all their vessel operations. This contract will also see Seacroft provide marine representatives to oversee safe operation of the monohull walk-to-work accommodation vessel Polar Queen during a three-month project at Ineos’ Unity platform in the North Sea.“Walk-to-work monohull accommodation vessels are relatively new to central and northern North Sea operations, so Seacroft are pleased to have this opportunity to lead in the development and oversight of innovative, safe operating procedures for walk-to-work vessel use in combined accommodation and ERRV roles,” added Cowlam.The company said that it provided project teams delivering marine assurance during drilling rig reactivations for North Sea work, prompted by the upturn in drilling activity.Also, certain clients requested from Seacroft to re-evaluate numerous long-standing ERRV sharing arrangements due to new initiatives surrounding the sharing of ERRVs.last_img read more