NETHERLANDS: Two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses started test running in Rotterdam on June 30, ahead of entry into service later this year. In early 2016 transport authority RET signed a contract for Van Hool to supply the first zero-emission buses to Rotterdam from its factory in Koningshooikt in Belgium. The buses will use the existing Air Liquide hydrogen refuelling station, which has extended its storage capacity to accommodate them. The two buses for Rotterdam are the first to be deployed as part of the EU-funded 3Emotion project, which aims to increase the commercial roll-out of fuel cell buses. A further 19 new buses and eight existing vehicles will take part in the project at seven sites: Rotterdam City, Rotterdam South, London, Versailles, Aalborg, Pau and Roma.
Horse Sport Ireland has announced the team of horses that will represent the Irish WBFSH Studbooks at the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2016. The Championship will be held at Lanaken, Belgium, 15th to 18th September5 Year Olds:Z Seven Canya Dance (ISH). Rider: Michael PenderESI Star Struck (ISH). Rider: Darragh RyanZ Seven Caretina (ISH). Rider: Michael PenderBoleybawn Actor (ISH). Rider: Darragh RyanCastlelawn Captain Junior (ISH)(TIH). Rider: Shane Dalton1st Reserve: Zilko (ISH). Rider: Linda Moloney 6 Year Olds:Curra Clover Flight (ISH). Rider: Michael PenderBP Castlefield (ISH). Rider: Francis ConnorsKillossery Kaiden (ISH). Rider: Ger O’NeillBallypatrick Flamenco (ISH). Rider: Darragh RyanRainstown Majestic (ISH). Rider: Michael Pender1st Reserve: Intis (ISH). Rider: Tom Hearne7 Year Olds:Pembrook Milenia (ISH). Rider: Francis ConnorsPrimo Troy (ISH). Rider: Francis ConnorsBMH Big Time (ISH). Rider: Tholm KeaneLoughnavatta Indigo (ISH). Rider: Gemma PhelanESI Carvalho (ISH). Rider: Peter Moloney1st Reserve: Ard Golden Crisp (ISH). Rider: Conan WrightChef d’Équipe, Comdt. John Ledingham, said; “I wish to congratulate the owners and riders on their selection for the World Championships in Lanaken. We look forward to great sport where approximately eight hundred horses from over 37 nations will converge in Lanaken to compete for the nine medals on offer.”Breeding of the above horses:Z Seven Canya Dance (ISH) – 2011 mare by Can Ya Makan (HOLST) out of HHS Chantilly Lace (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Anne Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Team Z7. Rider: Michael Pender (IRL)ESI Star Struck (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Lamm De Fetan (SF) out of Halona De La Vie (BWP), by Tampa (HOLST). Bred by Ennisnag Stud, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: GBBS Ltd & Ennisnag Stud. Rider: Darragh Ryan (IRL)Z Seven Caretina (ISH) – 2011 mare by Coltaire Z (ZANG) out of Caretina (HOLST), by Caretino (HOLST). Bred by Marion Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Team Z7. Rider: Michael Pender (IRL)Boleybawn Actor (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Ars Vivendi (HOLST) out of Arina (KWPN), by Air Jordan Z (OLD). Bred by Ronan Rothwell, Co. Wicklow. Owner: GBBS Int Ltd. Rider: Darragh Ryan (IRL)Castlelawn Captain Junior (ISH)(TIH) – 2011 stallion by Captain Clover (ISH) out of Diroe (ISH), by Diamond Lad (ID). Bred by Elizabeth Gallagher, Co. Mayo. Owner: Gabriel Slattery. Rider: Shane DaltonZilko (ISH) – 2011 mare by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Zilke (KWPN), by Corland (HOLST). Bred by Thomas O’Brien, Co. Galway. Owner: Tom Moloney. Rider: Linda Moloney (IRL)Curra Clover Flight (ISH) – 2010 mare by Barnaby Flight (ISH) out of Ramiro Clover Lass (ISH), by Ramiro B (BWP). Bred by Harry Quigley, Co. Wexford. Owner/Rider: Michael Pender (IRL)BP Castlefield (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Wendoliene (BWP), by Darco (BWP). Bred by Tom Taite, Co. Dublin. Owner: Mary Ann Papp, Wrenwood Stables. Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)Killossery Kaiden (ISH) – 2010 gelding by Lux Z (HANN) out of Killossery Kruisette (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Laura & Frank Glynn, Co. Dublin. Owner: KM Sport Horses. Rider: Ger O’Neill (IRL)Ballypatrick Flamenco (ISH) – 2010 bay gelding by Je T’Aime Flamenco (BWP) out of Cruise Leaf (ISH), by Cruising (ISH). Bred by Dr Noel Cawley, Co. Kildare. Owner: Greg Broderick. Rider: Darragh Ryan (IRL)Rainstown Majestic (ISH) – 2010 grey mare by Manhattan (KWPN) out of Rathnure Gem (ISH), by Grange Bouncer (ID). Bred by William Masterson, Co. Wexford. Owner: Paul Walsh. Rider: Michael Pender (IRL)Intis (ISH) – 2010 mare by Pacino (BWP) out of Current Guide (ISH), by Majestic Current (TB). Owner/Bred by Joanna Curren, Co. Tyrone. Rider: Tom Hearne (IRL)Pembrook Milenia (ISH) – 2009 mare by Diamant De Semilly (SF) out of Pembrook Lisalea (ISH), by Lux Z (HANN). Bred by Kilmashogue Stud, Co. Wicklow. Owner: M Meller. Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)Primo Troy (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Clinton (HOLST) out of Ark Of Diamonds (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Bred by Linda Courtney Cadam, Co. Antrim. Owner: Michael Hayden & Paul O’Shea. Rider: Francis Connors (IRL)BMH Big Time (ISH) – 2009 stallion by Luidam (KWPN) out of Magestic Cavalier (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by Paula Abbey, Co. Carlow. Owner: James Buckley & Caroline Teltsch. Rider: Tholm Keane (IRL)Loughnavatta Indigo (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Luidam (KWPN) out of Loughnavatta Sabrina (ISH), by VDL Arkansas (KWPN). Owner/Bred by Rory Costigan, Co. Tipperary. Rider: Gemma Phelan (IRL)ESI Carvalho (ISH) – 2009 bay gelding by Padinus (KWPN) out of Cyndara (ISH), by Quidam Junior I (KWPN). Bred by Mary Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Ennisnag Stud. Rider: Peter Moloney (IRL)Ard Golden Crisp (ISH) – 2009 stallion by Luidam (KWPN) out of Ard Caramel (ISH), by Ard Ohio (KWPN). Bred by Heather Dean-Wright, Co. Meath. Owner: IrelandHorse.com. 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Twenty-seven communities in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) will benefit from works to be done by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). This is the first time that the NDIA will be working in the area.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick Flatts stated that a large excavator and two smaller ones have been deployed to the Region to assist with drainage and irrigation works.“We are seeking to do enough works in Linden to make it possible for people to plant and so people can be more self-sufficient,” Flatts said.The NDIA CEO, however, noted that residential areas, including Block 22 and Coomacka, have drainage problems that require long-term solutions. He said the NDIA was prepared to assist with those long-term solutions.Work by the NDIA, in collaboration with Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs), started in the second half of 2015. Residential and farming communities had suffered from silted waterways, which led to persistent flooding.Flatts said this was the first time that the NDIA has executed drainage and irrigation works in the Region. He further noted that significant improvements in the drainage systems have been recorded. However, there is still more to be done, taking into consideration the important roles that other key farming and agricultural stakeholders play in the process.“In terms of persons being able to plant more in Linden, it takes more than just drainage and irrigation. There are other areas that have to be addressed, but we are seeking to do our part from the NDIA in terms of drainage and irrigation. If they need to do more works, we have the ability to hire equipment and to get those works done,” the CEO said.
There are some lessons that HR professionals can draw from the saga of Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as head of the CIA after an FBI investigation found that he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The importance of choosing leaders with integrity–and the realization that there is virtually no privacy when it comes to electronic communications–jump out as key takeaways for HR. However, how HR staffs can apply these principles in their day-to-day work isn’t cut and dried. And the scandal illuminates aspects of human nature that will challenge HR professionals for decades, researchers warn. Once being discussed as a potential presidential candidate, Petraeus managed military battles, his career and the news media astutely. Some have labeled him a narcissist, particularly in light of the Broadwell affair. Did Broadwell’s intense interest in Petraeus blind the general to his duties—his duties to his country, to his family, and even to his own best interests? Only he can answer. His departure from public service is unfortunate, given his talent. His damage to his family, and Broadwell’s damage to hers, are more significant and more lasting, I suspect. Had Petraeus worked for the private sector, and had the investigation begun with a tip to HR instead of a call to the FBI, how would the situation have played out? A lot differently, I believe. Broadwell wasn’t working for Petraeus or his organization, though she was an Army Reserve officer. All indications are that it was a consensual relationship free from harassment. When the affair was discovered, according to news reports, neither party denied it or tried to cover it up. This is not a Penn State or Catholic Church scandal. Reportedly, by leaving personal messages in the drafts folder of a Gmail account, the pair thought that their communications would remain anonymous. They didn’t. Even if Petraeus used a government computer to access the drafts folder, it’s not the most massive violation of HR rules—unless evidence shows that he revealed classified information. If you were the HR chief dealing with these discoveries in the private sector, what would you do? Fire Petraeus? For showing poor moral judgment? That might be a decision for the Board of Directors. For misusing e-mail? You’d probably give him a warning or make him take more training. The paramount takeaway for HR is that we need to understand a leader’s character before we hire him or her. Unfortunately, we often overlook character flaws because they can be embedded in otherwise desirable skill sets. Some of the most effective leaders in terms of business performance are narcissists—narcissists who often get themselves and their organizations into trouble, according to researchers Arijit Chatterjee and Donald Hambrick. They found that narcissism in CEOs is correlated with “strategic dynamism.” Two more researchers, Joris Lammers and Adam Galinsky, came up with another disturbing finding about power seekers: People with power break rules not just because they think that they can get away with doing so, but also because they believe that they are entitled to do so. Finally, researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia assessed more than 100 graduate students and concluded that the level of narcissism in the United States is increasing. Taken together, these studies suggest that preventing situations such as that of Petraeus and Broadwell won’t be easy. Men and women are going to cheat. They’re going to try to hide their affairs. The only “bright” side is that they’re going to find it ever more difficult to conceal the electronic evidence. How effectively HR manages situations such as the Petraeus affair will help demonstrate just how strategic the profession has become. Steve Bates is a freelance journalist and former writer and editor for SHRM. Any investigation of his e-mails would reveal many pages of discussion of baseball, gardening and troublesome editors. [Links to research noted above:]http://www.economist.com/node/15328544http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112461751/expensive-egos-narcissism/http://archive.sciencewatch.com/dr/fmf/2011/11julfmf/11julfmfChatET/
CCH Tax Day ReportThe Arkansas State Legislature has passed a bill that would, if enacted, require multistate partnerships to apportion their income to Alabama in the same manner as corporations, applicable for tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2018.HB1562passesH.B. 1562, as passed by the Arkansas Senate on March 6, 2017
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SNAPPED: Rooney searched before seeing Man Utd defeat Huddersfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDC United striker Wayne Rooney took in Manchester United’s win over Huddersfield Town.The forward, who played for United between 2004 and 2017, was pictured at Old Trafford before fans were allowed in, and captioned his post with a love heart.Rooney, who attended the game with the family of his wife Colleen, was a pundit for BT Sport for new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge at Cardiff.Wayne Rooney for Manchester United: Games – 559 Goals – 253United steward be like…“Better safe than sorry.” #mufc  pic.twitter.com/ETzFlDGDcp— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 26, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Update: Ohio State fans, I am sorry to report that Ezekiel Elliott is no longer undefeated.Zeke-0 . . . Sea Sickness-98473626256— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) May 16, 2015Earlier: Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is having himself a full weekend. He and Braxton Miller coached at an all-star camp in South Carolina, he caught a small shark during a fishing trip, and he took some time out of his day to troll Michigan fans on Twitter.Looks about right pic.twitter.com/BswrgQ9p84— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) May 16, 2015Of course, he got some responses from Wolverine fans, but he dealt with those pretty effectively as well.It have a national championship ring and two pair of gold pants ? https://t.co/3mG9P2Nsf9— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) May 16, 2015So, by my count, Elliott is up 3-0 on sharks (he has since tweeted about a few more catches during his fishing trip), 2-0 against Michigan on the field, and at least 1-0 against fans on Twitter? There are far too many scores to keep up with here.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is dunked with Gatorade during the fourth quarter of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Clemson picked up a massive win, knocking off Notre Dame at home on Saturday night, so you know head coach Dabo Swinney was ready to dance. After the game, and a very awkward post-game interview that was accidentally cut off by ESPN, Swinney got down in the locker room, swinging a towel and hitting the Whip. We cannot confirm whether or not he added in the Nae Nae as well.With the win, Clemson danced its way to sixth in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week. The Tigers look to be in very good position to make a run at an ACC Championship, with Florida State struggling in recent weeks.