first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 23, 2015 SHARE Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have until Tuesday, March 31, 2015 to renew those expiring contracts.These farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have the option to renew their existing contracts non-competitively if they are willing to adopt additional conservation activities aimed at helping them achieve higher levels of conservations on their operations, said Jason Weller, Chief of NRCS.Changes in the 2014 Farm Bill will allow CSP participants with expiring contracts to renew them by exceeding stewardship thresholds for two or more existing natural resource concerns specified by NRCS or by meeting stewardship thresholds for at least two new natural resource concerns such as improving water quality or soil health.About 9,300 contracts covering more than 12.2 million acres are nearing the end of their five-year term and can be renewed for an additional five years. The agricultural producer or forest landowner must complete all conservation activities contained in the initial contract before a renewal can be granted. An agricultural producer or forest landowner must meet the minimum criteria established by NRCS to renew an expiring CSP contract. Contract renewal also offers these agricultural producers and forest landowners an opportunity to add new conservation activities to meet their conservation goals and protect the natural resources on their farms, forests or ranches. The 2014 Farm Bill includes an expanded conservation activity list that now includes cover crops, intensive rotational grazing and wildlife-friendly fencing.USDA’s largest conservation program by acreage, CSP pays participants for conservation performance — the better the performance, the higher the payment. Nearly 70 million acres have been enrolled in the program since its launch in 2009.USDA offers financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers and forest landowners for the active management and maintenance of existing conservation activities and for carrying out new conservation activities on working agricultural land. Eligible lands include cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved pastureland, rangeland, non-industrial private forestland and tribal agricultural land. Applicants must have control of the land for the 5-year term of the contract.CSP participants who wish to renew for an additional five years must submit an application indicating their intent to renew to their local NRCS office prior to March 31, 2015, the national deadline.To learn more about CSP contract renewals, visit your local NRCS office. Visit the Conservation Stewardship Program page for more information about this program. Home Indiana Agriculture News Deadline Approaches to Renew Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts Deadline Approaches to Renew Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts SHARE Previous articleFarmers Feeling Less Confident About 2015Next articleSoybean Meal Good for Pigs Andy Eubanklast_img read more

first_imgNews May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Al-Jazeera bureau chief Walid Al-Omari on bail yesterday. “We reiterate our appeal to the Israeli authorities to stop harassing Al-Jazeera’s journalists and we call on the judicial authorities to drop all charges against Omari,” the organisation said. Reporters Without Borders hailed the release of Al-Jazeera bureau chief Walid Al-Omari on bail yesterday but reiterated its appeal to the Israeli authorities to stop harassing the Qatar-based TV news station’s journalists and called on the judicial authorities to drop all charges against Omari.In a phone call with his editors following his release, Omari said: “It is clear that certain parties want to obstruct Al-Jazeera’s coverage of events.” Al-Jazeera stressed that Omari’s release was subject to payment of bail.Omari was arrested by Israeli police for the second time in two days on the morning of 17 July while covering the armed clashes taking place in the Akka region of northern Israel, near the Lebanese border.————————————————————————–17.07.2006 Al-Jazeera bureau chief arrested in northern IsraelReporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of Walid Al-Omari, Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Israel, who was detained today in northern Israel shortly after reporting live on the Qatar-based satellite TV news station about the cross-border clashes with Lebanon. It was the second time Omari had been arrested by the police in two days.“We condemn the methods being used by the Israeli authorities against Al-Jazeera,” the organisation said. “We do not understand why the army harasses this TV station’s journalists and we appeal to the Israeli government to take measures to ensure that all journalists in Israel can work with complete freedom.”Al-Jazeera told Reporters Without Borders it did not understand the Israeli army’s position either. “We think we are covering the fighting with the utmost possible objectivity. These events make us again question the conditions in which our staff work in Israel. The tension is really palpable on the ground.”The station added: “According to our journalists there, our bureau chief, Walid Al-Omari, has been interrogated for more than four hours, in a rather violent manner. We condemn the use of force against him.”Omari was taken today to the police station in Akka for interrogation after being arrested near the town. He had already been arrested and questioned yesterday and had been freed this morning after spending the night in a detention centre.Members of another Al-Jazeera crew were also detained while covering developments in Haifa. The station said the Israeli authorities ordered reporter Elias Karram and his crew to keep away from an oil refinery located on the waterfront.Awad Rajoub, a Palestinian journalist who works for Al-Jazeera’s website, was freed for lack of evidence on 24 May after being held for six months. He was arrested by Israeli soldiers on 30 November 2005 at his home in Doura, 10 km from the West Bank city of Hebron, and accused of “threatening state security.” The soldiers confiscated his mobile phone at the time of his arrest. The army said his arrest had nothing to do with his work. Follow the news on Israel July 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera bureau chief freed on bail May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

first_img News Follow the news on China News News Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more News December 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five resign from editorial board in solidarity with dismissed magazine editorcenter_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Five of the six members of the board that provides editorial advice and recommendations to the magazine Tong Zhou Gong Jin (“Solidarity in the same boat”) have resigned in protest against editor Xiao Weibin’s dismissal on 2 September.All local political figures known for pro-reform positions, the five announced their resignation on 18 October. Their names disappeared from the magazine’s organisation chart in November. They are Ren Zhongyi, the former Communist Party chief in Guangzhou, Wu Nansheng, Zheng Qun, Qi Feng and Yang Yingbin.Xiao, who had been a member of the magazine’s editorial board since its creation in 1988, was fired for publishing an interview with Ren in which he advocated political reforms and criticised the authorities for censoring the print media and Internet.______________________________________________________________27.10.2004No let up in crackdown on Guangzhou pressReporters Without Borders today condemned the dismissal of Xiao Weibi as editor of a liberal, Guangzhou-based magazine for carrying an interview with a former, pro-reform political leader, and the new sanctions taken against Cheng Yizhong, the former editor of the dailies Xin Jing Bao and Nanfang Dushi Bao.The organisation said it was outraged by the relentless hounding of the liberal press in Guangdong province by the local authorities, especially propaganda department chief Zhu Xiaodan, and it called on Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to intervene on behalf of Xiao and Cheng as well as fellow journalists Yu Huafeng and Li Minying, who have all been victims in different ways.Xiao was fired on 2 September as editor of Tong Zhou Gong Jin (meaning “One ship moving forward”) over an interview in which Ren Zhongyi, the former head of the Guangdong communist party, called for political reforms and criticised censorship of the press and Internet.Contacted by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, Xiao said: “I am no longer the editor. You must understand that I am in a very difficult position.” The magazine’s new editor told Agence France-Presse that his predecessor had “gone into retirement.”The interview seems to have roused the wrath of both local and central government authorities. According to the Hong Kong-based magazine Yazhou Zhoukan, a deputy minister was sent from Beijing to investigate and deal with the matter. Tong Zhou Gong Jin has been published since 1988 by a local communist party offshoot.Another Guangzhou-based magazine, Nanfeng Chuang, was also investigated for publishing extracts of the interview. But it was not punished because it did not include the section in which Ren directly criticised the late Deng Xiaoping.The new sanctions against Cheng Yizhong were adopted by the communist party’s disciplinary committee in Guangdong on 22 October. Cheng was dismissed as editor-in-chief of the daily Nanfang Dushi Bao and expelled from the party. The party committee within the Nanfang press group was not informed and the party banned the Chinese press from reporting the sanctions. Several sources said that following these latest decisions it was hard to imagine that Cheng, who was held without charge from 20 March to 27 August, would ever be able to work as a journalist again.Yu and Li are two other senior members of the Nanfang group staff who have been given long prison sentences on the basis of corruption charges that were trumped up by the local authorities, including Guangzhou police chief Zhu Suisheng, with the aim of sustaining a climate of fear in the Chinese press. to go further Receive email alerts Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img RSF_en News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more September 15, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dangerous surge in censorship liable to exacerbate crisis TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Turkey (Photos : AFP Photo / Turkish Presidential Palace Press Office / Murat Cetin Muhurdar – Dogan) center_img Receive email alerts Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more In the latest alarming development for freedom of information in Turkey, prosecutors in the Istanbul district of Bakırköy today began investigating one of the country’s biggest media groups, Doğan, for alleged terrorist propaganda. Türkçe / Read in TurkishThe move followed raids on the newspaper Nokta and the blocking of the daily Cumhuriyet’s website in what appears to be an all-out drive to censor the government’s media critics.In response to a report five days ago in the pro-government newspaper Güneş, several Doğan Media Group outlets are being investigating for allegedly blurring the face of a Kurdish rebel killed by government forces but not blurring the faces of soldiers killed in an attack by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).The prosecutors are also investigating other accusations by Güneş although they were already dismissed by judges.Doğan Media Group under mounting pressureSeveral of Doğan’s media outlets, which include such leading ones as the Hürriyet daily, the CNN Türk TV station and the DHA news agency, have long been critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.In 2009, a government-orchestrated case resulted in a court imposing an astronomical fine on Doğan that was eventually quashed, but the group replaced several of its editors who were particularly critical of the government and sold several of its outlets to pro-government press groups.The pressure on Doğan has stepped up again in recent months, with President Erdogan accusing it of terrorism and destabilization – accusations that became even more hysterical during the campaign for the June parliamentary elections and again after fighting resumed between government forces and PKK rebels in late July.Unruly demonstrators attacked Hürriyet’s headquarters in Istanbul twice last week – on 6 and 8 September – and it was only after the second attack that the government formally condemned the violence. The condemnation nonetheless lacked conviction because a parliamentary representative of the ruling AKP party who was one of the leaders of the first attack was neither arrested or questioned and was instead promoted within the party a week later. Generalized censorship of criticsCensorship is becoming increasingly widespread as the security situation continues to deteriorate amid a major political crisis. Media that support all leading opposition tendencies have been censored in the past two weeks, including Kemalist and left-wing outlets, and those that support the Gülen Movement or the Kurds.“This sudden spate of censorship is intolerable, unconstitutional and a violation of all the government’s international obligations,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“These measures not only restrict media freedom but will also fuel tension and deepen divisions in a society already on the brink of the precipice. We urge the authorities to stop making things worse and to instead help to defuse the situation by allowing a democratic debate.”Reporters Without Borders also reiterates its call for the authorities to overhaul Turkey’s anti-terrorism legislation and loosen its media legislation in order to reduce the risk of such abuses.The newspaper Nokta found itself at the centre of a storm yesterday after publishing a photomontage showing President Erdogan taking a selfie in front of the coffin of a Turkish soldier, in a reference to the escalation in fighting between government forces and PKK rebels.Far from being amused, the authorities launched a series of raids, withdrew the offending issue from most newsstands and suspended Nokta’s Twitter account. Managing editor Murat Çapan was briefly detained and charged with terrorist propaganda and insulting the president.At the same time, the website of Cumhuriyet, another government bugbear, was blocked for still unclear reasons. On 1 September, the headquarters of Koza İpek, a media group that supports the Gülen Movement, was raided on the grounds of alleged tax irregularities.Foreign journalists have not been spared. Three were expelled in the space of a week at the start of September after covering clashes between government soldiers and the PKK in the southeast, while VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool is still being held in a high-security prison in the southern city of Adana.Turkey is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information News Related documents rsf_150915_tr-2.pdfPDF – 74.78 KB News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgLinkedin Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Death of  county Limerick man after he confronted intruders to his home is under investigation by Gardai in Limerick this Thursday.Shortly after 1.30pm the male owner of a house in the County Limerick village of Doon, returned to find intruders in his home and collapsed after he was confronted by them.Gardaí received a call shortly after 1.30pm and found the body of a man in his 50’s at the side of the driveway of his house in Toomaline on the outskirts of Doon, Co Limerick.Gardai believe that a number of intruders had broken into the house and confronted the man when he returned home with his sister.It is understood that the man, who has been described locally as a “gifted carpenter” collapsed on the ground in front of his sister, a retired nurse.Fr Tony Ryan was called to the scene shortly after 2pm and the single man was given the last rites at the scene before he died.“He had been working in his own house and was bringing back material to work on and was just coming and he noticed a car parked opposite The thieves came flying out of the house, he got such a shock he got a massive heart attack,” said Fr Ryan.“He was a thorough gentleman, a most intelligent and inoffensive person and I want to extend my sympathy to all his family.”Gardai in Henry Street arrested two Limerick men and they have been detained for questioning.It is understood that the man’s body is still at the scene, but the house has been sealed off and the office of the State Pathologist has been notified.Gardai are also investigating a number of other break-ins in Cappamore and Doon also this Thursday.Anyone with information is asked to contact Bruff Garda station on 061 382940. NewsBreaking newsLimerick man dies after burglars confront himBy Staff Reporter – August 27, 2015 489 Advertisement TAGSfeatured RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Previous articleJP’s gift a real lifesaverNext articleThey run out and we run in – 24 hours with Limerick fire and rescue Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Shannondoc operating but only by appointment WhatsApp Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – February 22, 2012 Previous articleBuncrana Music and Arts Festival will not go ahead this yearNext articleRAAD claim repsonsibility for murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana News Highland Calls made for Martin McGuinness to tell Derry couple why an IRA killed their son LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Ulster Unionist Victims spokesman is calling on Martin McGuinness to tell a Derry couple why an IRA bomb killed their nine-year-old son.Gordon Gallagher died when he was caught up in the explosion outside his home in 1973.The North’s deputy First Minister has told the boy’s parents that he doesn’t know – because he was in jail at the time.UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt says it’s pathetic that the IRA claimed that the army found a bomb in the garden and attached a detonator to it, causing it to explode…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/nesb.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

first_imgThenext time your workforce discusses the latest England, Scotland or Walesnational teams, beware. As david morgan reports, a recent decision on nationalorigins could have a major impact on employers and the approach taken byemployment tribunals in race discrimination cases throughout the UK Afterthe recent controversy that surrounded Anne Robinson’s comments regarding theWelsh on the BBC television programme Room 101, a recent decision of theScottish Court of Session involving BBC Scotland is particularly significant.The Broadcasting Standards Commission may have cleared Robinson of racism,taking account of “Wales’ position as a constituent nation of the UnitedKingdom” but, had it applied the Court of Session’s approach to thedefinition of “national origins” in the Race Relations Act 1976, itmight have come to a different view.Inlight of the court’s landmark ruling, employers should review equalopportunities policies and practices, to take into account the fact that racediscrimination now embraces intra-UK discrimination.Backgroundto the caseInBBC Scotland v Souster, 2001, IRLR 150, the Court of Session (the Scottishequivalent of the Court of Appeal) ruled that the English and Scots aredifferent racial groups for the purposes of the Act, by reference to theirnational (but not ethnic) origins. The same approach is most likely to be takenin respect of the Welsh and Irish, despite the exclusion from the 2001 UKCensus of the Welsh as a distinct category of national origin (contrary to therecommendations of the Commission for Racial Equality). TheSouster case is now authority for the proposition that it is unlawful racediscrimination to subject an employee to less favourable treatment by reason ofthe fact that he or she is Scottish or English. The court adopted an expansiveapproach to the meaning of “national origins” and established asubjective test, despite the arguments by BBC Scotland that the Act should be restrictedto the concept of nationality or citizenship. Theapplicant, Mark Souster, an English sports journalist, was employed by BBCScotland on a succession of fixed-term contracts as a presenter of RugbyScotland, until his contract was not renewed in 1997. When a Scottish femalewas appointed to his position, Souster claimed that a major factor in hisdismissal was his “natural origins”. He claimed racial discriminationbefore an employment tribunal, alleging that BBC Scotland had preferred a Scotfor his job.Sousterlargely founded his case upon an earlier decision of the EAT in Northern JointPolice Board v Power, 1997, IRLR 610, which had held that the Act was capableof covering discrimination between English and Scots on the grounds of race. Itfell to the Court of Session to test this decision and to clarify the issueonce and for all. Souster’s case must finally be determined on its facts by afull hearing before an employment tribunal.Nationalorigins or nationalityRejectingBBC Scotland’s argument that the earlier EAT decision of Power was wrong inthat the word “nationality” and the concept of “nationalorigins” should be restricted to nationality or citizenship in the legalsense, the court adopted a broad approach to the Act. It held that both conceptswere capable of meaning “membership of a certain nation in the sense ofrace”. The court drew from historic events such as the battle ofBannockburn, which were referred to in an earlier decision of the House ofLords, to stress the distinction between the national origins of the Scots andthe English, albeit that both share a common British citizenship.Thecourt distinguished between racial groups defined by reference to their”ethnic origins” (requiring some distinctiveness or community andlong shared cultural traditions) and by reference to “nationalorigins”. At the same time, it took a purposeful approach to interpretingthe Act. It held that, where an applicant alleges racial discrimination, theemployment tribunal may, in certain circumstances, consider the complaint onthe grounds of either ethnic or national origins, without requiring theapplicant to distinguish which of the two labels applies to his case. Thisdistinction is significant since the court went on to hold that the Scots andEnglish are not separate “ethnic groups”. Distinctivenessof communityInthe conjoined case of British Airways v Boyce, 2001, IRLR 157, which was heardat the same time as Souster before the same Court of Session, it was held thatBoyce was precluded from re-raising a separate but virtually identical claim ofrace discrimination on the grounds of his being an Englishman. His earlierclaim had already been refused on the basis that the English are not an”ethnic group” within the meaning of the Act.Whilethe Boyce decision underlines the importance of applicants presenting all theirlegal arguments at the time of raising their application, the broad approachtaken by the court in Souster is now clear authority that an applicant cannotbe constrained from a jurisdictional point of view, from presenting a racediscrimination complaint to a tribunal on the basis that he feels discriminatedagainst by reason of being Scottish, Welsh or Irish. Thecourt held that the Scottish (and, for that matter, the English) lacked thenecessary distinctiveness or community, for instance, which Sikhs or Jewsrespectively share, to be construed as an “ethnic group” as definedin the seminal case of Mandla v Dowell Lee, 1983, IRLR 209. However, despitethe lack of this racial or ethnic “flavour”, it was held that thedefinition of “national origins” is wide enough to offer protectionto both groups by reference to their individual history and geography.Whatdoes this mean for employers?Thereare practical implications to the court’s decision:–Although not specifically enshrined in the Act, the concept of harassment onracial grounds falls within the prohibition of direct racial discrimination.Employers will be vicariously liable for the unlawful actions of theiremployees, with potentially unlimited financial awards at tribunal. Employersshould be particularly mindful of the fine line between national pride andracism, for example, following a national sporting event between rival teams ofdifferent nations. One person’s “banter” may be viewed as another’sharassment–Existing equal opportunities policies should be reviewed to ensure the conceptof race discrimination includes discrimination on the grounds of nationalorigins and specifically embraces intra-UK discrimination–The subjective tests set out in the Souster case mean that the concept ofnational origin is a movable feast. The court held that national origins couldbe acquired by an employee through adoption, marriage or even through their ownperception–As an employee’s perception is by its nature subjective, employers whoundertake racial monitoring should ask employees to confirm in writing how theyview their national origin without making prejudiced assumptions. Employersshould follow the CRE guidelines that recommend separate classifications forEnglish, Irish, Scottish or Welsh–Because protection against discrimination extends to the recruitment stage,employers should be careful not to discriminate against candidates of onenational origin by placing unnecessary geographical restrictions onapplications under the guise of mobility issues. The Souster decision hasimplications for both direct and indirect race discriminationConclusionDevolutionin the UK and the creation of the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament hasperhaps eroded the concept of what is “British” and is said to haveheightened national pride across the jurisdictions. TheSouster case provides welcome clarification of the application of the RaceRelations Act to potential less favourable treatment on such grounds andemployers should ensure that their practices and policies comply with what is,after all, the spirit of the legislation.    nDavidMorgan is a partner in the employment unit at UK law firm McGrigor DonaldTherelevant lawInits judgement of the Souster case, the court considered the history of thelegislative regime outlawing racial discrimination in the UK, culminating inthe Race Relations Act 1976 (“the Act”) and, in particular, itsfollowing sections:–Section 1 (1), which provides that a person discriminates against another if(a) on racial grounds he treats that other less favourably than he treats orwould treat other persons; or (b) he applies to that other a requirement orcondition which has a disparate impact on the racial group to which the otherbelongs, and–Section 3 (1), which defines “racial grounds” as including colour,race, nationality or ethnic or national origins and “racial group” asa group of persons defined with reference to the same factors. 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first_imgOnTheMarket.com has launched a channel on its website for commercial property which the portal says will not feature advertising or additional information other than the listing.The channel is an attempt by OnTheMarket to match the services of rivals Rightmove and Zoopla, which also have commercial property channels.OnTheMarket.com is offering its new service to residential agents who already have commercial properties within their feeds and will be free until the end of next year to any agency listing with it.The portal is also dropping its ‘one other portal’ rule for its commercial listings but is to ban online-only agents from the new channel, as it does within its residential listings.“It is exciting to launch our new commercial property channel to complement our existing residential UK and overseas searches,” says Ian Springett, Chief Executive of OnTheMarket.com.“It is a service which many of our member firms have actively encouraged us to develop and it represents yet another sign of growth and strategic intent for OnTheMarket.com.“We are looking forward to working with agents to build a high-quality search experience for commercial property-seekers.”The new channel will also be open to agents who don’t list residential properties with OnTheMarket.com.But OnTheMarket has its work cut out if it wants to match largest rival Rightmove.com which this year has been heavily promoting its commercial channel. It attracts over six million searches every month, it is claimed, and grew its the number of enquiries it generates by 30% during 2015.Zoopla also has a commercial property and within its recently-released Full Year results revealed it has 415 commercial agents signed up.For more information about the OnTheMarket commercial channel email [email protected] Springett OnTheMarket Commercial property December 6, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » OTM drops ‘one other portal rule’ for commercial property launch previous nextMarketingOTM drops ‘one other portal rule’ for commercial property launchSpringett says listings on new channel will be free until 2018Nigel Lewis6th December 201601,441 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgMust be currently employed as a Maryland Police TrainingCommission Certified Police Officer; OR be formerly employed assuch with a lapse in service no greater than three years; ORdemonstrate ability to obtain certification as described in theCode of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)Must possess an unrestricted non-commercial driver’s licensevalid in the state of MarylandThis position requires a background checkThis position requires a physical examinationThis is an essential/ emergency positionThis position is subject to substance abuse testing inaccordance with COMARPreferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and inwritingAbility to interpret and apply laws, policies andproceduresAbility to determine when laws and college policies have beenviolated and taking appropriate actionsAbility to supervise, train and lead Police Sergeants, lowerlevel police officers and security personnelAbility to establish and maintain effective workingrelationships with all members of the college community includingstudents, faculty, staff, and administrators in a multiculturalenvironment.Ability to operate a police car, police radio and otherequipment or weapons as required (i.e. side handle baton,handcuffs, first aid equipment, etc.)Ability to work effectively under pressureAbility to quickly analyze complex, sensitive and/or hazardoussituations and issues and quickly devise solutions and actionplansAbility to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations andin making decisionsKnowledge of modern law enforcement practices and methodsKnowledge of related federal and state criminal lawsKnowledge of the principles and methods of crime investigation,techniques of interrogation, and identification and preservation ofphysical evidenceKnowledge of the laws and protocols of arrest and evidenceKnowledge of the principles and methods of crimepreventionKnowledge of the principles and practices of crowd control andgroup behaviorKnowledge of police communications equipmentSkill in the use of police equipment Responsibilities/DutiesOverview of position: Summary of position’sresponsibilitiesA Police Supervisor is responsible for the: (5) years’ experience preferred;Experience in an institution of Higher Education. Description/Job SummaryOverview A Police Officer Supervisor is the supervisory level of lawenforcement at the College. Employees in this classificationsupervise police officers, and Building Security personnelperforming campus policing to ensure the safety and security of theCollege, its students, employees, guests, buildings and property.This position receives general supervision from the Deputy Directorand the Director of Public Safety.center_img Provide the full level of law enforcement work, enforcing laws,rules and regulations governing the safety and protection ofindividuals, building and propertyProvide supervision, guidance and/or assistance to policesergeants, lower level police officers and building guardsConduct training and continuing education for public safetypersonnelRespond to calls for assistance and emergency service and takeappropriate supervisory actionConduct the investigation of supervisor complaints andincidents involving public safety personnelAssist the Director and Deputy Director in the management andmaintenance of the department’s equipmentReview and assist with cases for court, including testifying incourt when necessaryInteract with college community and establish a rapport withthe publicProvide the public with safety informationConduct community related public safety programsCollaborate with local and state law enforcement agencies whenneededDirect traffic and assist with crowd controlPerform related duties as assigned Work Environment:This position regularly works both indoors and outdoors. Theposition also works under exposure to injury resulting fromdangerous weapons, physical violence, moving traffic or hazardousphysical activities; is subject to verbal and physical abuse; worksin all types of weather conditions and at all times of day;operates motor vehicles at high speeds for pursuit or emergencyresponse purposes; and interacts with individuals under physicaland/or emotional stress. Duties may require the operation of amotor vehicle. The position may be subject to call-in duringemergencies and staffing shortages and may work a rotating shift,holidays and weekends. The work environment is highly diverse anddemands a high level of cultural competence in interpersonalcommunications and interactions.Physical Demands:Duties require physical health, strength, agility and stamina. Thework may entail sitting, standing, walking, running bending,stooping, reaching, lifting, crawling, kneeling, climbing andlifting and transporting both objects and persons. Work requireseye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, near vision acuity, andthe ability to see and read printed material and computer screens.Duties involve oral, written, electronic and telephoniccommunication.Required QualificationsMinimum Qualifications : Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement orrelated field OR-Two (2) years of permanent rank supervision experience as aPolice Sergeant or a higher ranking position (in lieu of Bachelor’sdegree)last_img read more