Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 30, 2019

first_imgWellington Police notes: Thursday, May 30, 2019•Wednesday, May 29, 9:05 a.m. Kristie K. Fridley, 63, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for an animal bite, dog at large and no registration.•2:45 a.m. Officers assisted outside agency in the 300 block N. U.S. 81.•7:10 a.m. Charles N. Hutchison, 67, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•7:19 a.m. Daniel W. Owens, 40, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•7:30 a.m. Cheryl L. Whipple, 57, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•7:40 a.m. Hannah G. Smith, 37, Bennington, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•7:45 p.m. Officers took an animal bite report in the 500 block N. Park, Wellington.•7:45 a.m. Melissa L. Stewart, 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for animal bite.•7:50 a.m. Brad A. Shore, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•7:58 a.m. Maria L. Ybarra, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•8:21 a.m. Aaron D. Campbell, 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•8:30 a.m. Matthew R. Irwin, 35, Salina, was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•8:40 a.m. Madison D. Howard, 22, Milton, was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•8:50 a.m. Silas K. Popplewell, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no seat belt.•9:14 a.m. Stephen L. Brave, 47, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 58 mph in a 45 mph zone.•10:15 a.m. Officers investigated forgery and theft in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10:26 a.m. Officers investigated domestic battery by a known suspect in the 1400 block E. Michigan, Wellington.•12:44 p.m. Officers investigated theft by a known juvenile suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•3:20 p.m. Vance J. Lough, 53, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•7:38 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1000 block Shadylane Ct., Wellington.•8:01 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•8:55 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 200 block S. B, Wellington.•9:02 p.m. Officers responded to a neighbor dispute at the City of Wellington Lake.•11:50 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.last_img read more

Thursday 501 Darts League

first_imgC.S. Coffee321374 Results:  BYE (0-0)-(5-1) v C.S. Coffee, Khao Noi Sports Bar (9-1)-(0-0) v PJ’s Pub ‘B’, PJ’s Pub ‘A’ (4-1)-(5-0) v Taffy’s PJ’s Pub ‘A’3122-32 Results & Standings April 4 (week 3) PJ’s Pub ‘B’3030-210 TeamPWLB/L+/-Pts. Bye3030-150 Taffy’s3302156 Khao Noi Sports Bar3302176last_img

Former champion del Potro beats Johnson in straight sets

first_imgBy Larry FineWild card Juan Martin del Potro showed himself a force to be reckoned with at Flushing Meadows as the Argentine swept aside American Steve Johnson in three sets to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.Del Potro, who won the 2009 U.S. Open in a thrilling five-setter over Roger Federer, has come through a long battle with a left wrist injury that has dropped him to 142 in the rankings.The power hitter now appears back to full strength coming off a rousing silver medal performance at the Rio Olympics.In Rio, del Potro beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the first round, 14-times major winner Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals and battled Andy Murray to four tough sets in the final.Del Potro, playing the final match of the day at Arthur Ashe Stadium, was competing on centre court in Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013.“It’s amazing, the stadium. It’s amazing the atmosphere out there,” del Potro said on court after his emphatic 7-6(5) 6-3 6-2 victory.“I’m so happy to be playing tennis again after my third surgery on the wrist and I think I did a really good job to come back at tennis.”The big Argentine belted 15 aces past 19th seed Johnson and yielded only one break of serve in the two hour, nine-minute match.“I’m trying to play as I did in 2009 but it’s not easy, I’m getting older,” said de Potro, 27. “But I’m so happy to be here.”Twice grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka rallied from 5-2 down in the second set to clinch victory over Italian Alessandro Giannessi on Thursday and reach the third round of the U.S. Open.After dominating the opening set, the third-seeded Swiss battled back to force a tiebreak and then broke the Italian in the final game of the match to finish a 6-1 7-6(4) 7-5 victory.“I was trying to be a little more aggressive,” said Wawrinka, who blasted 57 winners, including 26 off his forehand, in the Louis Armstrong Stadium contest.“I’m very happy the way I won the match.”Wawrinka will next face 64th-ranked Daniel Evans of Britain, a 6-4 6-4 5-7 6-2 winner against Germany’s 27th seed Alexander Zverev.Results from the U.S. Open Men’s Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) beat 19-Steve Johnson (U.S.) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-26-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Karen Khachanov (Russia) 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-32-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-4 6-1 6-4Nicolas Mahut (France) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-4 6-4 6-211-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-0 4-6 5-7 6-1 6-4Daniel Evans (Britain) beat 27-Alexander Zverev (Germany) 6-4 6-4 5-7 6-221-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-4Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) beat 30-Gilles Simon (France) 3-6 6-2 6-2 6-7(1) 7-6(3)Illya Marchenko (Ukraine) beat Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 6-2 6-4 6-322-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Jeremy Chardy (France) 4-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-23-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Alessandro Giannessi (Italy) 6-1 7-6(4) 7-514-Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 7-5 6-4 6-4Jared Donaldson (U.S.) beat Viktor Troicki (Serbia) 7-5 6-3 6-3Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat 16-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-2 6-4 1-6 7-5Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 3-6 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-48-Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) 6-4 6-3 6-2last_img read more

Football worst game for kicking you up the backside, says West Brom boss Pulis

first_img1 West Brom boss Tony Pulis on Friday refused to look beyond Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth, citing the end of Claudio Ranieri’s reign at Leicester as a cautionary tale.Pulis was appointed boss in January 2015, guiding the Baggies to Premier League safety.His side are eighth ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, which see Bournemouth visit The Hawthorns on Saturday.“In management it turns so quickly you’ve got to be absolutely focused on the next game,” Pulis told a press conference on Friday morning.“You can’t take your foot off the pedal. I’m afraid if you do that, start to get relaxed or take things for granted, it’s the worst game in the world for kicking you up the backside.”Pulis was reluctant to discuss putting pressure on Everton, who sit four points above his side. The Baggies play the Toffees on March 11, after facing Pulis’ former club Crystal Palace.He would not entertain the prospect of Manchester United winning Sunday’s EFL Cup final with Southampton to potentially create an additional European place in the Premier League.“I’m just concerned about Bournemouth,” Pulis added.“That’s the most important thing, to make sure we’re prepared properly for what will be a tough game.“It’s important we focus on them and not the others. We’ll wait until we get them out of the way and then take it from there.“I’m concerned about Bournemouth. The most important thing in my mind now is just winning that game against Bournemouth.“I’m not concerned about anything else. People who look further than that I don’t think are in the mould that they should be in.“I’m concerned, concentrating on just getting one thing right and that’s that game against Bournemouth.” Tony Pulis is refusing to look beyond Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth last_img read more

Missing Palmdale 3-year-old, woman found

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“They told me it didn’t sound right, I was lying, I was holding stuff back,” he said. “Now they’re the kidnappers.” Alliaha was found alone in a parked car just before noon Thursday, nearly 18 hours after she disappeared with Everett, whom Norwood said had borrowed his car to go buy food – but wasn’t supposed to take the girl. Everett was found first, standing at Sepulveda Boulevard and Bassett Street, about a block away from where she had parked the car with the little girl in it. Alliaha’s father realized his daughter was gone after Everett left the family’s east Palmdale home about 8 a.m. Wednesday. “We thought she went to the park,” Norwood said after a night searching the Antelope and San Fernando valleys and elsewhere for his daughter. “We searched every Palmdale park, the mall, everywhere. We told the police when we couldn’t find her.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A 3-year-old girl was found safe Thursday in Van Nuys after disappearing for more than a day with a young homeless woman her father had befriended and who was described as obsessed with his children. After little Alliaha Norwood was found and the young woman was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, authorities took both the girl and her 5-year-old brother into protective custody. “They took my kids away. They said I don’t have a job. They didn’t find my kids, I did,” Shawn Norwood told reporters outside his east Palmdale home. Norwood said he was told his children were taken from him because he failed to protect them. He said detectives didn’t believe him when he told them 18-year-old Katherine Everett took his daughter without permission. last_img read more

Watching Dow break 11,900

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips The Dow Jones industrial average rose 95.57, or 0.81 percent, to 11,947.70. The advance put the 12,000 threshold within investors’ sights. The previous record close, from Tuesday, was 11,867.17. The intraday high set Thursday was 11,959.63, eclipsing an earlier record of 11,872.94 reached Monday. Broader stock indicators also moved higher. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 12.88, or 0.95 percent, at 1,362.83, and the Nasdaq composite index showed the day’s biggest gain, advancing 37.91, or 1.64 percent, to 2,346.18. Bonds rose, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note falling to 4.77 percent from 4.78 percent late Wednesday. The dollar was mixed against other major currencies, while gold prices rose. Oil prices hovered near year lows following an Energy Department report that inventories were higher last week and amid doubts about whether OPEC’s members will be able to agree on an immediate production cut. The price of a barrel of light, sweet crude, which settled at a low for the year on Wednesday, rose 27 cents to $57.86 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Investors got a look at the state of the economy with the release of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, which summarizes regional economic activity. The report found that economic growth appeared to be moderate or mixed – findings that seemed to reassure investors looking for the economy to slow at a reasonable pace. NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 11,900 to close at a record high Thursday, boosted by optimism over the health of corporate earnings. The index’s gain marked its fifth record close in two weeks; the Dow also set a record intraday high. The markets were upbeat Thursday, with investors focusing on positive news from well-known consumer brands such as McDonald’s Corp. and on economic data that indicated the economy was holding up even as it slowed. Oil prices, which remain near lows for the year, also boosted the mood on Wall Street. “In general, we’re getting friendly reports between oil inventories being up higher than expected and then some bellwether companies that are exceeding estimates,” said John C. Forelli, portfolio manager for Independence Investment LLC in Boston. “It’s kind of a return to the Goldilocks economy.” center_img Kevin Logan, chief U.S. economist at Dresdner Kleinwort, said the Beige Book’s tone was more optimistic than the one issued in August. “They didn’t say there was much of an inflation problem. Investors saw this as confirmation that the Fed is on hold,” he said. Investors have been keeping close tabs on the Fed as they try to gauge how quickly the economy is slowing. The central bank left short-term interest rates unchanged at its last two meetings following a two-year string of 17 straight increases aimed at curbing inflation. The Fed has said it remains concerned about inflation, but the slowing economy has prompted some hopes, however slim, that a rate cut could be in the offing. Investors paid less attention to a Commerce Department report that showed the country’s trade deficit rose to a record $69.9 billion in August, a 2.7 percent increase from July. Increased oil imports outpaced a record level of goods and services exports. Logan said the markets tend to show little reaction to the trade data because, in terms of capital flows, foreign investors still prefer to hold dollars, which keeps the dollar stable. “Without a depreciation of the dollar that forces up interest rates and inflation, then the equity market is not sensitive to changes in the monthly trade balances,” he said. Some positive corporate news proved reassuring for some investors. McDonald’s rose 98 cents, or 2.38 percent, to $42.23 after saying systemwide same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, rose 9.8 percent in September. The world’s largest fast-food chain, and one of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow, said its third-quarter profit would top Wall Street’s expectation. Warehouse chain Costco Wholesale Corp., advanced $3.83, or 7.65 percent, to $53.90 after reporting its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose 1 percent. Yum Brands Inc., parent of the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC fast-food chains, rose $4.51, or 8.26 percent, to $59.08 after reporting that its third-quarter profit increased 12 percent, aided by growth in China. The company raised its full-year profit forecast above Wall Street’s expectation. PepsiCo Inc. fell $1.01 to $62.85 despite posting a 71 percent increase in its third-quarter profit. The snack food and soft drink maker said sales rose 9 percent from the year-ago period, which was hurt by a tax charge. The company’s forecast, however, was short of Wall Street’s expectation. Deluxe Corp., which makes products like checks and business cards, jumped $3.08, or 16.9 percent, to $21.29 after raising its third-quarter and full-year profit forecasts as manufacturing and other costs fell. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners roughly 4 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, where consolidated volume came to 2.53 billion shares, compared with 2.60 billion shares Wednesday. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gained 15.38, or 2.07 percent, to 757.09.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Govt plan for rural Ireland too little, too late – McConalogue

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue says he’s seriously concerned about Fine Gael’s commitment to rejuvenate rural Ireland. His comments come following the publication of the Government’s latest initiative to revitalise rural areas.The Inishowen TD said “I have serious concerns about the plan itself, as well as the Government’s ability to implement it. The plan is too little, too late and is simply a rehash of previous announcements made by the Government. “It is completely underwhelming and fails to set out a forward looking, imaginative strategy. We need a plan to reinvigorate rural and border counties like Donegal, but unfortunately this proposal falls short”, said Deputy McConalogue.The Fianna Fail TD claimed that what has been unveiled this week is a piecemeal rehash of previous press releases and announcements.“Fine Gael has not learned that spin doesn’t bring jobs to rural towns, spin doesn’t keep post offices, schools and GP surgeries open, and spin certainly doesn’t entice young people to stay in rural regions to work, raise a family, and energise their communities.“Rural Ireland is facing major challenges. Communities up and down the country are seriously asking themselves – have we a future? “This is the 4th ‘rural plan’ launched by Fine Gael while in Government. The CEDRA Report, the Rural Charter and commitments in the Programme for Government have all failed to deliver for rural Ireland. This reveals a systemic rural policy failure by the Government. It’s clear that Fine Gael has no long term vision, nor appetite, for rural communities.“Rural Ireland needs a strategic plan to enable all the regions to achieve their full potential. This plan must focus on massive investment in infrastructure to bring services such as broadband up to a high international standard. Further investment is needed in our transport network to connect towns and villages. Businesses need access to high quality services to enable job creation.“The Government’s latest initiative for rural Ireland lacks strategic vision and serves only to underpin the gross neglect of rural Ireland. It’s time for Fine Gael to start paying attention to people living in Ireland instead of simply paying lip-service to the issues that affect them.”Govt plan for rural Ireland too little, too late – McConalogue was last modified: January 25th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No joy for Sligo ladies as All-Ireland dream comes to an end

first_imgSubs – S McTiernan for E O’Reilly (h.t.), K Walsh for Laffey (42), N Brennan for McGrath (48), L Casey for Á Gormley (52), M McNamara for Flanagan (55). TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC semi-finalTyrone 1-16Sligo 0-11 Subs – L Quinn for Canavan (h.t.), E Hegarty for Smyth (44), S Quinn Cunningham for Barrett (54), N McGirr for Hughes (57), R McCrory for Rafferty (59). Sligo – N Gormley; E Flanagan, E O’Loughlin, J Mulligan; L Boles, E Codd, R Goodwin; B Byrne, S Reynolds; Á Gormley, S O’Reilly, L.A. Laffey; C Gorman, E O’Reilly, D McGrath. Scorers for Sligo – C Gorman 0-5 (1f), S O’Reilly 0-2, E O’Reilly, L.A. Laffey, L Casey & N Brennan 0-1 each. Tyrone – S Lynch; E Brennan, J Barrett, C Conway; N Woods, E.L. Mulgrew, C Hunter; M Mallon, E.J. Gervin; N Hughes, M Canavan, E Smyth; N O’Neill, G Begley, G Rafferty. By Jackie Cahill at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan GERRY Moane’s Tyrone inflicted more TG4 All-Ireland semi-final heartbreak on Sligo at Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday.Tyrone advanced to a very first final in this grade as Sligo fell at the penultimate hurdle for a second successive year.Sligo lost a classic semi-final against Kildare after extra-time at the same venue in 2016 but they were outclassed by a slick Tyrone outfit this time.Niamh O’Neill weighed in with 1-4 for the winners but this was an outstanding defensive performance from the Red Hands, with corner back Caoileann Conway and captain Neamh Woods exceptional.Goalkeeper Shannon Lynch also saved a second half penalty from Denise McGrath and while Sligo lost by eight points, they will rue a final tally of 14 wides.Tyrone led by 1-7 to 0-7 at the break and the final score of the first half, bang on time, was a killer blow to Sligo.Tyrone had spurned six previous goal chances but finally found a way through when Niamh Hughes made inroads with a devastating run from deep.Hughes transferred to Gemma Begley and her perfectly-timed pass was palmed home by O’Neill.It was an untimely setback for Sligo, who had played with the breeze in the opening half but racked up nine poor wides.Tyrone registered just three wides but could have had more goals to show for their first half efforts.Ciara Gorman was excellent for Sligo in that opening half, scoring three of her four points from play and presenting huge problems for Joanne Barrett, but Tyrone gritted their teeth into the breeze and gave themselves a three-point platform ahead of the second period.Tyrone opened with real intent, moving into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead before Sligo rallied with two points of their own.It was tit for tat fare from there until the end of the opening half, as Sligo captain and goalkeeper Noelle Gormley kept her side in it with some crucial saves, while Tyrone’s Begley, Méabh Mallon and Hughes blazed over when goals were there for the taking.Sligo managed to finally draw level at 0-7 apiece in the final minute of the half, Gorman converting her latest point from play, but there was still time for Tyrone to strike as an incisive move bore dividends when O’Neill struck.Tyrone, beaten senior finalists in 2010, managed to keep their opponents at arm’s length in the second half but Lynch had to perform heroics to pull off a brilliant double save from Sinead McTiernan and Laura-Ann Laffey, before keeping out McGrath’s penalty.Tyrone, who had a big second half from Gráinne Rafferty, kept the scoreboard ticking over and could have had more goals before the finish – as O’Neill was twice kept out by the impressive Gormley.Tyrone will play Tipperary in the final on September 24 at Croke Park.Scorers for Tyrone – N O’Neill 1-4 (0-1f), G Begley (2f) & G Rafferty 0-3 each, N Woods, M Mallon, N Hughes, M Canavan (f), E Hegarty & L Quinn 0-1 each. Ref – B Rice (Down).last_img read more

Five Generations in the Workforce – Scenarios to Consider

first_imgThis change, brought on by advances in technology, healthcare, and economic and societal norms presents both a huge opportunity and a challenge for businesses in the 21st century.  Sociologists, psychologists, and everyday managers have identified important differences between these [new] generations in the way they approach work, work/life balance, employee loyalty, authority, and other important issues.”  The goal of this article is to highlight a few scenarios that are becoming more common as the population ages, to hopefully spark the reader into thinking through and addressing the scenarios that are applicable. The fact is that all organizations and teams have an opportunity to leverage a generationally diverse workforce as a competitive advantage by employing a new set of engagement tools and practices.  Businesses of all shapes and sizes are currently experiencing changes in the makeup of their workforce – from alterations in the economic landscape, technological advances, globalization, and – for the first time in the U.S. – members of five generations working, living, buying, driving, and aging together with one another.    Five Common ChallengesLack of Awareness – In all honesty, these changes have crept up on everyone. Advances in technology and healthcare, divorce rates, financial conditions, and global societal trends have kept older workers in the workforce later in life than at any other time in human history.  This is recent, and the research and approaches to how to address these changes is still relatively new. Organizations are just now realizing the benefits of treating generational diversity with the same regard as gender, race, and cultural diversity.  It is important that leaders make themselves aware of how these trends affect their workplace and sponsor programs that will address issues and leverage opportunities. Confusion between “generation” and “life-stage” – One very common challenge involves categorizing a behavior, attitude, or value as generation based rather than simply age-based. An example illustrates this best:  At age 25, almost everyone would like more time off from work. At age 40, many people are more focused on family oriented benefits than on specifically taking time off from work. These are “life-stage” characteristics – and it doesn’t matter if you were born in the 1950’s or the 1980’s – you likely share similar behaviors. A “generational” difference might be that a 22-year-old entering the work force today would know how to use a computer, or has a cellphone, whereas a 22-year-old in 1960 was not as technologically savvy with these new devices.  According to Kabir Shahani, of healthcare marketing tech firm Appature “differences can be masked as age-related, so something that might seem age-related isn’t necessarily. A lot of the age issues, in general, aren’t with a company being uncomfortable with a particular age-group, for example, but with particular people in an age-group not being comfortable with the company.”  It’s important to dive deep into your organization’s culture and understand the cause and effect between that culture and generational diversity issues. You may uncover some “chicken or the egg” scenarios and be surprised at what you find. Development of Future Leaders – Companies are losing leaders at a much faster pace than they are producing them, says Douglas R. Ready and Jay A. Conger, co-authors of a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article titled “How to Fill the Talent Gap.” “More than 30 million managers and leaders will be retiring within the next five years,” they report. A respect for gender and cultural diversity and the programs to build pipelines for future leadership based on basic diversity principles in these areas have tremendously improved in recent years helping corporations see opportunities they might otherwise miss. That said, this doesn’t always involve generational and life-stage diversity, presenting big opportunities for corporations in the near-term to avoid losing future leaders to attrition, or lack of engagement (ie “cognitive attrition”).  According to a Taleo study conducted in 2008, 43 percent of college graduates stayed in their first job less than two years and 19 percent of 18-34-years olds wanted to quit their first job every day, compared to 3 percent of those 55 years and over.  The focus on keeping younger talent will become even more important when the economy turns as it has already shown many signs of doing. According to the Economist “managers will have to make an extra effort to keep the “Net Generation” motivated in times of economic downturn, to prevent an exodus of young talent once the economy improves”. Younger Managers, Older Employees – The five-generation workplace finally turns upside-down some of the visible symbols of hierarchy in the traditional workplace,” comments Jonathan Winter from Oxford-based think-tank Career Innovation (Ci). “For example, we have twenty-somethings managing people the age of their grandparents. So someone’s importance can no longer be assumed from grey hairs. That can only be a good thing since it forces us all to respect people and not to judge too quickly or our assumptions will come back and bite us.”  Traditionally, the more experienced (based on tenure alone) move up in the organizations and manage those with less experience. In many corporations this new dynamic has not been specifically addressed by management training programs and it is essential that happens to successfully prepare a pipeline of future leaders.Reverse Mentoring – Reverse mentoring is the idea of placing folks new to the workforce, and of younger generations, with veteran members of the workforce with a goal of two-way learning or reverse learning versus learning being focused on the younger employee. This concept isn’t new and has already been employed by several companies pioneering strategies for leveraging generational differences.  Companies such as Procter and Gamble and Siemens, as examples, have set up tutoring for middle-aged executives, placing college-hires in the mentor role. The focus on the session was knowledge-transfer regarding tech skills. Despite the unorthodox nature of this approach, it has helped break down barriers in corporate interactions and has left both future leaders and current leaders with valuable experiences.  GE for example matched 1,000 managers and 1,000 young employees. Even though the younger group had just joined GE, they tended to understand technologies better than GE’s, most seasoned employees (even those within IT). The program was viewed as a huge success by both groups (Raines 2002).  The first step in ensuring employees are engaged with the company, lies in making sure they are engaged with one another. Establishing formal “Reverse Mentoring” relationships will bridge generational gaps and better engage both groups, reducing cognitive attrition in small and large ways. Next StepsMembers of transportation design and construction firms can all take a step forward in raising awareness of the workforce changes by taking a look around your own organization. Empathy for diverse members, particularly thinking about age as a differentiator, can help everyone be more effective, productive, collaborative, and engaged.  If you are an older worker, think about approaching someone younger and asking them to mentor you in a new area – perhaps social media or technology. If you are younger, reach out to some of your older co-workers and tap in to some of their knowledge and perspective. This trend will likely continue, and as your awareness grows, so will your dexterity and ability to navigate the wants, needs, behaviors, and habits of generations outside of your own.  There are two important aspects of generational diversity to understand in evaluating the applicability to your organization or team. First, is the value of recognizing and understanding generational and life-stage differences across your employee and customer populations, and the second is the increased impact and capabilities of deliberately building a generationally diverse team. A workforce that reflects the makeup of its customers, users, and constituents is going to create better products and experiences through the awareness and empathy of the workforce for its customers. Companies may not even notice generational differences in their customer or employee populations– or they may see them as inevitable, unavoidable, and abstract; but research shows that in the 21st century, companies that proactively address these issues will be more successful than those that do not. They will leverage the significant shift in societal demographics to build better and more relevant products and services, create more attractive work environments, and recruit better talent. The generations Traditionalists, born prior to 1946 Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 Gen X, born between 1965 and 1976 Millennials, born between 1977 and 1997 Gen 2020, born after 1997What does it mean?  Additional Referenceshttp://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2009/10/are_you_ready_to_manage_five_g.htmlhttp://www.42projects.org/docs/Employee%20Engagement%20across%20Four%20Distinct%20Life%20Stages%20-%20Hornbostel,%20Kumar,%20Smith%20-%20July%202011.pdflast_img read more

Google I/O: Introducing the Nexus 7-Inch Tablet Running Android Jelly Bean

first_imgjon mitchell Tags:#conferences#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Photo by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb. Creative Commons licensed.At Google I/O on Wednesday, Google and Asus revealed the new Nexus 7 tablet. It has a seven-inch, 1280-by-800 pixel screen. It runs the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it is built for Google Play and its new movies, TV shows and magazines announced at the same time.The new Nexus 7 is the first Android device to ship with Google Chrome as the default browser instead of the old Android browser. There is also a new YouTube app and an impressive Google Maps app with Google+ Local that lets you browse for local places to visit. The interior views of restaurants, bars and other businesses are now hooked up to the device’s gyroscope, so you can pan around and check the place out. “It’s just like being there.”The Nexus 7 is available today starting for $199, along with a $25 credit for the Google Play store.last_img read more