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‘Lack of rights’ keeps UK plc insecure

first_img‘Lack of rights’ keeps UK plc insecureOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. A lack of employment rights is largely to blame for the fact that UK workersfeel more insecure about their jobs than virtually anyone else in the world,according to the TUC. The comments followed the release of data showing only those in South Koreaare more unsure of their jobs than the Brits. Around 46 per cent of Korean workers feel insecure, even if they areperforming well, compared with 41 per cent in the UK, according to the researchfrom the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. This compared with 38 per cent for Japan, 37 per cent for the US, Australiaand France, 17 per cent for Norway and 20 per cent for Denmark. TUC general secretary John Monks said the report “exploded myths”that insecurity is a price that must be paid for economic growth. “There are big differences between comparable countries, and this canonly be due to differences in employment rights, culture and comparativeeconomic performance,” he said. last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Details Special Guests For Beacon Theatre Run

first_imgLast week, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced the dates for their celebrated annual return to the Beacon Theatre in New York City. With six performances planned across October 6th through 14th this fall, the upcoming run will mark Tedeschi Trucks Band’s seventh consecutive year performing at the legendary venue that is the Beacon Theatre. Today, the band had more announcements on the way, with the group detailing the special guests who will be joining them during the week.For the first night of the run on October 6th, Texas’s Greyhounds will help Tedeschi Trucks Band kick off their week. October 7th will see a solo performance by TTB, followed by a date with the glory that is The Wood Brothers on October 10th. On October 11th, North Mississippi Allstars will perform with Tedeschi Trucks Band for a special performance dubbed Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends celebrating TTB’s 25th show at the Beacon. The two remaining dates on October 13th and 14th will both be solo performances, taking the label of “An Evening With TTB.”We’re all beyond excited for the twelve-piece band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks to return to the legendary Beacon Theatre. Pre-sales for the shows start tomorrow, May 9th, and 10 a.m. EST via the TTB Tour Page (there’s no code or password needed for the pre-sale). For the general public, the shows go on-sale Friday, May 12th, at 10 a.m. EST. You can find out more at the Beacon run, including special rates for hotels by the venue, here on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s website.[Photo: Chad Anderson]Tedeschi Trucks Band October Beacon Theatre RunOct 6 – Beacon Theatre (with Greyhounds)Oct 7 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)Oct 10 – Beacon Theatre (with The Wood Brothers)Oct 11 – Beacon Theatre (TTB & Friends – 25th Beacon Show Celebration ft. North Mississippi Allstars)Oct 13 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)Oct 14 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)last_img read more

27 Plant doctors

first_imgBy Holly ThorntonUniversity of Georgia Whether you’ve got flower problems or diseases eating away at your small grains, we can help. The Homeowner Integrated Pest Management Plant Disease Clinic is the plant specialist. If you’ve got plant problems your University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent can’t diagnose, they send it to us.The Homeowner IPM Plant Disease Clinic is a diagnostic laboratory operated by UGA’s plant pathology department. It’s managed in conjunction with the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic. Your plants will be taken care of by Holly Thornton – that would be me. I’m your general lab diagnostician. I am also the homeowner integrated pest management specialist and handle all management recommendations regarding diseased homeowner plant samples. In addition to homeowner plant samples, the following types of plant disease samples are processed in the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic: commercial ornamental, fruit, and turf; forestry, Christmas trees, legume forages, wood rots, mushrooms, urban ornamental landscapes and small grains. In order to submit a plant sample for disease diagnosis, call or visit your local Extension office. For directions to your Extension office, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1, a number that will connect you directly with your county’s office. It’s best to call first so the county Extension agent can inform you of correct sampling procedures for your specific plant problem. This will help you collect the appropriate type of plant material before driving to the Extension office. Many times, county Extension agents can diagnose plant problems in their offices. County Extension agents attend plant pathology trainings regularly. Many of the plant diseases they identify are common problems here in Georgia. In addition, most county offices are equipped with microscopes and supplies needed to diagnose plant disease problems. Oftentimes, a plant sample is packaged and shipped to the diagnostic lab for diagnosis. This is especially true if the plant disease is an unknown or new disease problem, if a county agent is out of town or if the agent is new to the position and unfamiliar with the plant disease problem. Once the diagnostic laboratory receives the sample, we try to provide a diagnosis and recommendation to your Extension agent in a timely manner. Hopefully, this can be done in a week’s time. The agent then contacts you with personalized recommendations. There is a processing fee of $10 for all homeowner samples submitted to the diagnostic clinic. Additional information can be found at our diagnostic clinic homepage at Volume XXXIIINumber 1Page 27 last_img read more