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Grab a snack and your favorite beverage and settle in near a TV during some of the tournament games. If hired, your first assignment is to interpret this email sent out recently by Beverlee Roper, first district county commissioner in Platte County.
Heard an interesting observation recently by someone in regard to the wild and crazy growth projections school districts like Park Hill and Platte County R-3 have been spouting recently. When even those observers on the left side of the aisle are questioning projections of exploding enrollment, you know the school districts have a bit of a credibility problem on their hands.
Guy Speckman, publisher of the Savannah Reporter, has been on a roll with observations about public school spending, hitting home runs on a weekly basis. The book entitled The Silence, The Series and The Season of Sungwoo by our man Chris Kamler becomes available this week. While many of us see an intersection of two state highways and think that would be a great place for a revenue-generating, respected public-serving entity like a QuikTrip, many folks at Parkville see an intersection of two major highways and think that would be a great place to plant a pawpaw tree or build a tribute to the hummingbird.
Oh, and there’s more than just a scathing state audit facing some folks within the St. As Guy Speckman, publisher of the Savannah Reporter, wisely says in his column in our Other Voices item on this page, it should be a wake-up call for all local governments and the elected officials who serve on governing bodies.
It’s time for those who serve on boards to stop nodding heads in agreement at every proposal placed in front of them and start asking some tough questions of those who serve underneath them. Based on what I’m about to remind you, there would seem to be reason to at least put this topic on your radar.
In a story we did last April, The Landmark reported that Platte County R-3 had re-hired Westbrook and Co. Reik explained he used a rubric to determine which company was the best firm to meet the needs of the district. In that same Landmark article from last April in discussing why he recommended taking Westbrook over the lower bidder, it was reported that Reik said Westbrook officials are very helpful. Congressman Sam Graves came walking into The Landmark office Friday afternoon carrying his lunch, which was a bag of fast-food from Sonic. We saw this play out in 2011 and 2012 when projections of rapid and enormous growth in student enrollment at Platte County R-3 were making the rounds. If that’s the case, Park Hill is now projecting a growth rate of as high as 666 students per year.
We do know of a common denominator involved in those earlier wildly incorrect growth projections made at Platte County R-3 and the new ones being made at Park Hill. Architects make good money off of the construction of large, new, expensive buildings, am I right?
Even one of the biggest government bureaucrats around, first district Platte County Commissioner Beverlee Roper, has been known to preach repeatedly against public debt. Check out the letter to the editor on this page for the first return volley against Reik’s comment.
My guess is that if R-3 had a very low amount of debt per student, proponents of the proposed tax increase would be touting that as a very positive sign of the district’s fiscal health and past financial management practices. After many hours of thoughtful deliberation (in other words, in a 30-second conversation that consisted of yelling to each other while walking out separate doors of a building), Chris Kamler and I have decided upon a date, place and time for his book signing event in Platte County.
His book is about the Kansas City Royals and that Korean dude who flew in during the Royals’ magical 2014 season. We’ll have the official Landmark Newspaper Plinko board set up for anyone willing to give it a whirl. You’ve read stories in this fine newspaper about crimes occurring at Platte County hotels in what is known as the KCI corridor along Interstate 29. Last week’s event that you saw on our front page featured gunshots when perpetrators fired at a person who had spotted someone in his pickup in a hotel parking lot. If hotel staff members are debating whether a situation warrants a call to 9-1-1, that’s when they need to call 9-1-1, Lewis said. Sheriff Owen backed up the KC police official’s concerns about shoplifting in the corridor. So public transportation, the lack of which is cursed by economic development officials who blame it in part for a perceived shortage in available workforce, has its downside in the law enforcement arena. FYI, Lewis mentioned the Kansas City Police Department’s North Patrol division leads the Kansas City metro area in the number of vehicles stolen while the engine is running with the doors unlocked. Does the Quality Platte County R-3 Schools committee realize the owner of the consulting firm they hired has compared their election campaign to O-rings under a toilet? A reader sent me this question: If the Platte County R-3 proposal is so great why do they need a nationally-known political consultant to make their case? Word on the street is that the Quality Platte County R-3 Schools committee will be using a political consulting firm in an effort to help it pass the proposed 43-cent tax levy increase in the April 7 election. The political consulting firm that has been contacted by Quality Platte County R-3 Schools? Laura Hulett, deputy treasurer for the Quality Platte County R-3 Schools committee, would not verify whether the committee has hired a consulting firm.
Two weeks ago I reached Roe on his cell phone to ask him whether his company has struck a deal to assist the R-3 pro-tax group.
Roe told me he didn’t know if his company has a deal in place with the R-3 pro-tax committee. These are the types of conversations that two guys who generally don’t give a crap have with one another.
If you take some time to digest the situation in its entirety, let’s not be totally shocked by the alleged partnership of R-3 pro-taxers with the normally anti-tax firm of Axiom. Axiom did work for a Kansas City zoo tax proposal not too many years ago, so this wouldn’t be the first time it has consulted on the pro-tax side of an issue.
Sources inside the administration building say Nancy Armstrong, new county clerk, has disposed of at least one of the employees she had inherited from previous clerk Joan Harms. Check out the coverage of a couple of important local business stories on our front page this week by assistant editor Valerie Verkamp. And what about the gunfire outside a Platte County hotel after a witness approached three black males who were allegedly performing smash-and-grabs upon vehicles in the parking lot? No matter how hectic a day I might be having, when I see someone about to walk in the front door of the local license bureau office I realize my day isn’t so bad after all. There are some interesting-looking dudes and dudettes doing business at that location every day.
Kansas City-area community centers are throwing out vending machines and switching to healthy food snack options, so from now on you’ll have to sneak in your own Twinkies and Ho Hos. Some of the early reaction by county commissioners to the four proposals for Shiloh Springs Golf Course that came in from potential management firms is fascinating.
Beverlee Roper, first district county commissioner, must have had a good night’s sleep the night before because she actually seemed focused and on point for most of the Shiloh discussion. Other than that Groundhog Day reference which thankfully was ignored by the other two commissioners, Roper made some common sense comments and observations, which means by next meeting she’ll be ready to run from the stances she took this week. Roper pointed out it looks to her that Shiloh was designed postage stamp style on a piece of property, rather than flowing in a more unlimited manner that a golf course designer probably would have liked. Duane Soper, second district commissioner who is a golfer and user of the Shiloh course, countered that he thinks Shiloh can one day make money. Now is the time to start focusing on ways to cut losses, move on and get rid of the annual financial drain.
There’s a lot of studying that will need to be done to sift through the gory details of Martin’s proposal, but my first reaction? And here’s another benefit, especially for supporters of the parks department who may not be avid golfers. As you’ll see in our story inside this issue, Parkville and Platte City have police budgets that amount to an expenditure of $229 per resident. According to information gathered by DJ Gehrt, city administrator for Platte City, Riverside’s police budget equates to $1,006 per resident of Riverside.
As your Landmark heads to press Wednesday, we’re being told the thermometer will hit 70 degrees later this afternoon. That being said, I wouldn’t mind having to kick my pickup into four-wheel drive at least once this winter. The Quality Platte County R-3 Schools committee, the campaign organization promoting passage of the 43-cent tax levy question on the April ballot, is already at work.
In 2012, Platte County R-3’s levy increase proposal was soundly defeated 55% opposed to 45% in favor. We will assume that’s a Platte City address, though the paperwork does not list the city, state or zip. Deputy treasurer is listed as Laura Hulett, who is employed as a public relations person by the school district. Missouri Ethics Commission finally posted a copy of the agreement it reached with the Park Hill School District after Park Hill was found to have committed an ethics violation (see Landmark front page in Jan. Conditions were a little weird covering President Obama’s trip to the region Thursday.
I don’t know who was in charge of deciding in what setting this speech would be held, but it turned into a barn-like event inside what they called the Anschutz Sports Pavilion. This was my fourth time covering an Obama appearance in the KC area, Valerie’s third. Tuesday night I headed to City Hall in downtown Platte City for a meeting of the economic development subcommittee. These various Platte City subcommittee meetings, while often newsworthy, are also often very short. We did get to hear a presentation from Bo Woodruff about AMVETS’ fundraising efforts to acquire a tankchair, which is a heavy duty off-road wheelchair.
If you’re wondering how acquiring a tricked out wheelchair for community use winds up being tagged as an economic development discussion, join the club. While I strongly support the acquisition of the contraption, hope the fundraising effort is successful, and agree the wheelchair would be beneficial to local disabled persons, I would not anticipate a flood of new economic activity being generated because of it.
Next on the agenda for the economic development subcommittee was an item dealing with shredding of older city documents. Platte City Mayor Frank Offutt let it be known that the city turns 175 years old in 2015 and there will be some kind of celebration--or at least an observance of some sort--tentatively set for Saturday, July 4. The mayor also informed the economic development subcommittee that an anchor from the USS Platte, a former fleet oiler vessel, is available to the city. The mayor indicated the anchor will be placed in the city’s small park next to the Platte River at the foot of Main Street, which has a name but most of us only know it as the small park next to the Platte River at the foot of Main Street.
It has been great to have the skills of assistant editor Valerie Verkamp back on The Landmark news beat the past couple of weeks. Occasionally it becomes time to clean out my news notebooks, review those sticky notes attached to my desk and place any news nuggets into this column space before I forget to get them distributed to the fine readers of this newspaper. A somber mood hang over Parliament as MPs bid farewell and celebrated the life of Usuk County MP Michael Oromait who passed on over the weekend.
He re-echoed the need for government to ensure drugs are available at health centers, and also increase the wages of medical personnel to enhance their commitment to saving lives. MP Owori Otada who chairs the Independent caucus to which the late belonged described him as an eloquent debater committed to good governance and human rights issues. Close friends reported that the legislator had dreams of building a hospital in Usuk, as well as improving the livelihoods of the people he represents in the house. Born January 12, 1964 in the current Katakwi district, Oromait joined Parliament in May 2011 as MP for Usuk County.
The Citizens’ Action for Quality Education has petitioned Parliament seeking for its intervention to avert the declining standards in public education across the country.
The petitioners confirmed to Parliament that over 80% of the children in UPE do not eat lunch on a daily basis. They also expressed concern over crowding of pupils into small classrooms and the alarming pupil to teacher ratios that stands at 1 to 60 in many districts. Hon.Oulanyah reaffirmed the need to empower parents and communities to interest them in the need to provide and cater for their children.
The Speaker today visited Uganda Police headquarters located on Parliament Avenue and met the Inspector General of Police, Lt.
The Speaker said that Parliament has three petitions from three countries about human trafficking.
The Speaker thanked Police for its support when Uganda hosted the 126th Inter Parliamentary Union in March this year.The IGP, Lt.
He said Police is facing a number of challenges in its fight against crime and ensuring that the country is peaceful and orderly.
He said that the current Police strength of 43,000 was below the internationally recommended ratio of 1:500 people. He also said that Police is trying to build systems including community policing, personnel management, traffic management and crime records management – intended to improve their performance.
Parliament is considering the construction of a specialized health care unit to handle maternal and neo-natal health at Mulago national referral hospital.
According to a report tabled by the Parliamentary Committee on national economy July 26, the project will house a functional tertiary referral 320-bed specialized maternal and neo-natal health care unit in a six storey building by 2016. He observed that the dilapidation of the existing reproductive health infrastructure at Mulago national referral hospital is a challenge to the health sector.
The committee noted that the current maternity and operating theatres at the national referral cannot match the ever increasing number of patients. Members also urged government to consider recruitment of adequate health personnel as well as reviewing their wages to enhance retention in the health sector. Government has issued an alert declaring the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Kibaale district. The dead include a Clinical Officer who initially attended to the patients at Kagadi hospital and her four months old baby.
According to a statement issued by Minister Ondoa, the Uganda Virus Institute is testing 21 specimens for traces of Ebola disease.Government has set up a national task force to coordinate the management of the disease in Kibaale and neighboring districts. The minister announced that the country was safe for all travelers since the affected personnel have been isolated and no travel bans have been issued. Meanwhile legislators have urged government to consider instituting special a policy to cover medical workers whose lives are at risk in the line of duty. Proposals have been tabled by legislators to have all medical personnel who die in the line of duty compensated and their families catered for by government.
UsPeak, an initiative between the Parliamentary Commission and National Democratic Institute (NDI), has been under a pilot test for the last seven months and will now be accessible to selected members before it’s fully rolled out all legislators.The National Chairman NDI, Simon Osbosne said UsPeak will be piloted for seven months until January 2013, after which the Parliamentary Commission, MPs and their constituents will be able to assess the benefits of the system. Stephen Kiprotich Uganda’s sole gold medal winner at the London Olympics 2012 has been a uniting factor as legislators honored him for his historic performance. In 2009, therefore, FAWEU launched the Higher Education Scholarship Programme and as a result, over the last three years, twenty six (26) girls in total have been supported by proceeds from various fundraising initiatives and from corporates such as MTN, Bank of Uganda, DFCU Bank, Crown Beverages, Stanbic Bank, Multiple Industries and Busitema University; and by individuals such as the Kenny Family Foundation.
The Speaker pledged her continued support to FAWEU and encouraged FAWEU to seek long-term support from some of the household corporates to support their sustainability strategy. Ugandan representatives have joined colleagues from across the continent for a retreat of the Bureau of the Pan African Parliament.
Legislators at the meeting were disappointed that AU organs had rejected proposals to grant the PAP full oversight and legislative powers. The proposals granting full oversight and legislative powers to the Pan African Parliament are contained in the proposed amended protocol of the Pan African Parliament. HE however said that the Executive Council of the AU, composed of Foreign Affairs Ministers, expressed its reservations, about the two articles dealing with the oversight and legislative powers of the PAP. PAP is the legislative body of the African Union, exercising oversight, advisory and consultative powers. At the start of a two day retreat for the PAP Bureau, held at the Riviera of the Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging, Aug.
African parliamentarians meeting in Johannesburg have criticized the poor performance of governments with regards to freedom of expression and the media, attributing it to the increasing conflicts on the continent. The members serving on the Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the Pan African Parliament, expressed concern that African governments continue to disrespect fundamental human rights of their people. He was speaking at the start of a two day planning workshop for a campaign to promote media freedom in Africa, held at Indaba Hotel, in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2012. A Pan African Parliament delegation has commended the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in its efforts to pacify the Great Lakes Region. Over 2,000 troops, who have had a ten weeks training, are scheduled to leave for Somalia tonight. Government has been advised by the Speaker of Parliament to secure additional resources required by the health sector this financial year. Several legislators have re-echoed the need for government to address itself to the needs of the public. The Speaker, Ms Rebecca Kadaga presided over a fundraising dinner in which over Ushs 40 million was raised in support of the Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) Higher Education Scholarship Programme. The FAWEU Chairperson, Mrs Rose Izizinga, expressed her gratitude to the Speaker and all  those who had supported FAWEU in the struggle to educate the girl-child and, who continue to support girl -child education and emphasised that the struggle continues. She added that the fundraising dinner was one of FAWEU's activities to raise awareness on girl-child education and it was one of the events organized during the girls' education week held annually. FAWEU Executive Director, Ms Christine Semambo Sempebwa, highlighted the strides made by FAWEU in educating the girl-child. Parliament is holding special celebrations to commemorate 50 years of the country's independence. Clergymen from the Muslim, catholic and the Orthodox Church appealed to legislators always remember the needs of the population that voted them into office. The Speaker said the 50 year anniversary celebration for the country is a time for the nation to reflect on its past performance. The function held at Parliament Building is part of activities in the Parliamentary Week, organized by Parliament to mark 50 years of Uganda’s Independence. Speaker Kadaga said that Members of Parliament immediately start legislative work after being elected and sworn in, without any training or experience in parliamentary studies.
She said that issues that confront different parliaments vary over the years and that support staff, who are the long term memory of the institution also need specific skills in the delivery of their services. Institute of Parliamentary Studies – Uganda is supported by Parliament’s development partners including the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (with support from DFID) and Democratic Governance Facility; and Makerere University, African Centre for Media Excellence, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and the Economic Policy Research Centre. Makerere University don Professor Augustus Nuwagaba has called for amendments to existing laws to empower parliament with transcending powers to influence arrest, prosecution and recovery of loot from thieving government officials. He notes that although Parliament’s oversight committees like the Public Accounts committee have been very instrumental in pointing out cases of corruption and misuse of government resources, they have no powers to follow the implementation of their recommendations by other government agencies.
In a paper delivered at a public lecture for the Uganda at 50 Parliament celebrations on September 27, at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Prof.
He expressed reservations over women empowerment in Parliament noting that despite the increase in number of Woman MPs in the House, the benefits are yet to trickle down to the grassroots outside Parliament.
Veteran politician and a member of the first Uganda Parliament Hon.Adoko Nekyon decried the commercialization of politics, warning that voters use this system to intimidate incumbent leaders to bribe them to survive the next elections. President Yoweri Museveni has called urged legislators to serve the people of Uganda in order to enhance national transformation and development. The President was speaking as chief guest at the awards giving ceremony to recognize leaders in that have made contributions to the development of the country in last 50 years of Uganda’s independence, hosted by the Parliament of UgandaThe awards, presented by the Parliament of Uganda, saw the President receiving his in recognition of his contribution as Chairman of the National Resistance Council (NRC) from 1986 – 1996.
Deputy Speakers, leaders of government business, leaders of the opposition, pioneer Member of Parliament and Clerk to Parliament also received award. President Museveni said that he and a number of other Ugandans expended a lot of their efforts to restore the Parliament of Uganda that had been abolished by late dictator Idi Amin regime in 1971. He said that although Uganda went through a lot of problems, it was gratifying to note that in the main, Ugandans have exerted efforts for strategic development. Relating to his home country, Nigeria, where he said politicians distribute gifts during political campaigns, Hon. She said that while governments agreed to long term global goals and targets, Parliaments can play an oversight role in terms of regularly tracking progress and achievements.
In a motion moved to congratulate Uganda on its Golden Jubilee Anniversary, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, members meeting for the Third Ordinary Session of the Third PAP, said Uganda has been at the forefront of stabilizing the continent as well as regional integration despite its own domestic challenges. He saluted the Ugandan government for women empowerment and poverty eradication in the country. She joined eight (8) new other colleagues who also swore in at the start of the First Ordinary Session of the Third Parliament of the Pan African Parliament held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.
The Pan African Parliament, the legislative body of the African Union comprises five members from each of 47 of the 54 AU member states. The President was speaking at a dinner hosted by members of the Eastern Caucus of the Pan African Parliament held at Coco Brazil Restaurant in Carlswald, Midrand, South Africa on Friday, October 12, 2012. The PAP Eastern Caucus comprises Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, Djibouti, Mauritius and Uganda.President Amadi appealed to the Eastern Caucus, which is chaired by Hon. The dinner was also attended by Ugandan MPs on the newly created Sectoral Committee on Human Rights including Hon. A visiting delegation of Members of Parliament of Uganda has met the Pan African Parliament Committee on Justice and Human Rights and discussed human rights concerns in Uganda and across the continent.
The Ugandan delegation of the recently created Committee on Human Rights led by its Vice Chairperson, Hon.
The PAP Committee on Justice and Human Rights is mandated with assisting national parliaments in harmonizing laws of member states in relation to human rights.
He said that PAP has decided to work with national parliaments on the ratification and domestication of signed international protocols and instruments.
Internal and border conflicts are hindering development and African integration, legislators meeting at the Pan African Parliament have observed. Debating reports arising out of fact finding missions sent to Mali, Sudan and South Sudan, members were unhappy that African leaders have failed to address domestic and regional issues that lead to conflict in Africa. The Pan African Parliament sent a delegation to Mali in June to gather information and suggest solutions to the conflict following a military coup in the country; and to Sudan and South Sudan in September where the countries were involved in border conflict. In addition, the PAP Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution presented its report about the peace and security situation in Africa to Parliament, detailing causes and suggesting solutions to causes of conflict. The Pan African Parliament is meeting at its First Ordinary Session of the Third Parliament, in Midrand, South Africa. During the debate held Tuesday, October 16, 2012, members said the unending conflicts destroyed or prevented the construction of infrastructure and hindered cross border trade among countries and proper utilization of natural resources.Members blamed internal conflicts on the failure by national electoral commissions to hold proper elections and failure by governments in power to respect their constitutions. The visiting delegation of Members of Parliament of Uganda on the Committee on Human Rights has today met the President of the Pan African Parliament, Hon.
The Pan African Parliament is the legislative body of the African Union but currently exercises oversight, advisory and consultative powers.
However, they provide a great opportunity for constructive reflection.Everyone loves winning awards.
Kirsty GreanyWhile it's easy to slip on the rose-tinted glasses when looking at the challenges of business 20 years ago, it's fair to say that the landscape has significantly shifted in the last couple of decades. You hear that term quite often this time of year when the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is making choices for at-large berths into the men’s college basketball championship tournament. Unless the city has evidence of wrongdoing--which it apparently does not have at this point, despite some occasionally unsavory accusations--Nan should let this one go.


The eye test also says the current mayor squirms a bit in her chair when Jones speaks up at meetings. Roper fired off the email to a circle of friends and alleged supporters, at least one of whom wanted to be sure that I saw it. Either way, if you’re a taxpayer to the Platte County R-3 district you helped pay the tab.
This observation came from the Line Creek Loud Mouth blog, a blog not known for conservatism, by the way.
We pay people administrative salaries, yet give them menial job tasks that could be done by far less expensive employees. We’ll have some available for purchase in The Landmark office, 252 Main Street, Platte City.
This time, there is no McDonald’s included in the site plan for the intersection of Highway 45 and Highway 9. Joseph School District had been using the same auditing firm, Westbrook and Company, that Platte County R-3 has used for years?
Employees who work at management levels inside school districts and other units of government often develop friendly relationships with particular firms.
The district chose an auditing firm with a price 26% higher than an equally qualified bidder. Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen dropped in our office Tuesday afternoon and commented he was on his way back to his office and had lunch sitting in his car. The Landmark was at a meeting of the Park Hill School Board in December when it was remarked the district has grown by about 150 students per year over the past 30 years. That seems the stuff of fairy tales, fantasies, and revenue projections at the county golf course.
The common denominator is that there has been input in developing those projections by the architectural firm Hollis and Miller. If you don’t know what The Landmark Plinko board is, check out a recent picture posted on my Facebook page. Thugs are breaking into vehicles and stealing items in what the police call smash-and-grab crimes.
It was recovered near 82nd and Troost in Kansas City, unoccupied, obviously with holes in the windshield. It pisses me off,” said Major Roger Lewis, division commander of the North Patrol Division for the Kansas City Police Department, about the rising number of crimes in the KCI corridor.
Owen says since the public transportation bus stop was put in near Wal-Mart on Barry Road shoplifting in that area has seen a marked increase. Kansas City police and the Platte County Sheriff’s Department have formed a task force to study the issue of crime in the KCI corridor and what steps can be taken by law enforcement to prevent incidents and to solve the ones that do occur. The only sources declining the opportunity to confirm it are the official spokespeople for Axiom and the campaign committee. Axiom Strategies has built a name for itself by fighting against things like tax increases, not in favor of them. Roe was in Texas that day, a state where he is spending much time in helping to guide the likely presidential campaign of Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Not only did it have an ill-advised, poorly-timed proposal it was trying to sell, but to make matters worse R-3’s pro-tax increase campaign was outfoxed and unprepared in 2012 when its levy question was hammered by voters 55-45%. Dairy Farmers of America announces it is moving out of Platte County the same week that Valerie was already doing a feature story on efforts the Platte County Economic Development Council makes to retain existing businesses in the county. Gotta say I think a reality show or video podcast based on the adventures of the attorneys and defendants who enter the hallowed halls of the Owens Lee Hull Jr. See our front page story for more details, but I’ll summarize some of the highlights that hit me while sitting in on their discussion Monday. A couple of times she actually sounded like the promising 2012 candidate Roper instead of the hugely disappointing officeholder Roper.
Like many of us with no emotional investment in the sport of golf, Roper doubts Shiloh will ever make money. He also said he does not want the county to sell Shiloh, using the defense that taxpayers have already spent $10 million over the years at the golf course.
That fits the wishes of Soper and others like him who don’t want the course to go away. Getting rid of Shiloh frees up many $$$ that can be used on other park projects, projects that wouldn’t be developed by private industry. Based on some questions they’ve posed in an online survey, it looks like the Vote Yes side has determined its magic number is 2,000, as in they believe it will take 2,000 yes votes for the issue to pass. That same address on NW 126th is listed as the address for the organization’s treasurer, Vic Perrin.
14 issue) in last year’s laptop levy campaign that was hammered by voters 61% opposed to only 39% in favor. Under the deal, Park Hill must adopt a procedure that, in the future, the superintendent or his designee will review all publicly-funded informational items related to ballot issues prior to distribution. As you know by now and can see on our front page, the president came to Lawrence for a speech at Kansas University.
Yes that sounds indoors, I understand, but there were doors open on the backside of the audience next to the media tables.
Of course since we featured Bo and this topic on the front page a couple of weeks ago, Landmark readers are well aware of this topic.
It did seem like an odd setting for Bo’s fine presentation, but apparently the city leadership believes every potential topic for the full board of aldermen needs to be vetted by some subcommittee. On Tuesday night there was at least one piece of newsworthiness to come out of that hour of our lives that we’ll never get back. Please duly note the dates of the Big 12 Tournament and let’s not schedule your book signing to conflict with those days. If you missed her byline there for a bit, it’s because Valerie was enjoying a winter-time tropical vacation to an undisclosed location.
There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that her boss back at The Landmark ordered the attack by the squishy fish assassin as some sort of payback for leaving him temporarily overworked. Oromait was committed to ensuring total peace for his people in the Karamoja sub region”, the Speaker noted. Moses Ali In a motion to pay tribute to the late described him as a distinguished civil servant who served in the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda Posts and Telecommunications before joining Parliament.
Otada urged legislators to support the conclusion of a petition presented to the house by Hon.Oromait who prayed for Parliament’s intervention to resolve the border dispute between Katakwi and Napak, as a tribute to the fallen legislator. The coalition of six NGOs is concerned over that the majority of pupils cannot solve simple numerical sums. The activists want Parliament o help reduce the rate of primary school dropouts that stands at 25%.
He noted that there was need to address the emerging challenges to the education sector that stretch beyond the welfare of teachers. He said that financial limitations have prevented them from implementing a Cabinet retreat recommendation for Police to recruit 2500 officers every financial year to get to international requirements. The project to be financed by a USD 30 million loan from the Islamic Development Bank and the government of Uganda awaits the approval of Parliament. This will help curb the maternal and infant mortality rate that stands at 435 maternal deaths per 1000 live births and 76 deaths per 1,000 respectively”, Committee Chairperson Hon.
The minister for Health Hon.Christine Ondoa confirmed to Parliament July 31 that the disease had claimed the lives of 14 persons, 10 of them from the same family. The Clinical Officer had been referred to Mulago hospital where she succumbed to the disease on July 20.Latest reports from the ministry indicate that a total of 36 cases had been recorded with 18 patients admitted at Kagadi government hospital isolation facility.
MPs are concerned over the recorded death of medical personnel whenever an Ebola outbreak is recorded.
Rebecca Kadaga, has decried the rampant violence in elections and torture of suspects committed by security agencies in the country.
MPs in a special sitting of Parliament dedicated to the national sportsman re-echoed the need for government to increase its budget for sports this financial year.The Speaker of Parliament Rt.
Rebecca Kadaga, has met Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) officials to discuss how they could continue partnering with women parliamentarians to promote girls’ education in Uganda. She, however, noted that a gap still exists in the transition from secondary education to higher education. Speaker about the forthcoming Girls’ Education Week scheduled to take place from 17th to 21st September 2012, where among others FAWE Africa region will celebrate 20 years of its existence while FAWEU will celebrate 15 years since it was launched. Cecilia Ogwal, who is also the Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Administration and Financial Evaluation (CAFE); Hon. The proposed amendments were due for approval by the Heads of State Summit sitting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June. It was expected that after five years, the body would be granted full oversight and legislative powers through amending the Protocol for its establishment. 24, 2012, the President sent condolences to the government and people of Ethiopia on the death of President Meles Zenawi. Onyango Kakoba, said attempts by governments to build democracy on the continent cannot be successful without respect for freedom of expression.
Kakoba called for respect of freedom of expression and the media as one way in which governance can be improved in Africa.The First Vice President of PAP, Hon. Nkodo Dang said that recent political uprisings in North Africa showed how easy access to the new and social media helped ordinary people communicate and organize protests, to which governments have reacted by gagging the media. There is now evidence that more and more repressive and autocratic states are resorting to the stricter control of the social internet-based networks to shut out citizens’ voices that are calling for democratic reforms,” he said.
Ogwal is the Vice Chairperson of the PAP Committee on Administration and Financial Evaluation (CAFE); while Hon. Ogwal said during PAP sessions, she had raised issues regarding the failure by other African Union member countries to contribute troops to the mission in Somalia.
She appealed to the army leadership to involve more women, who she said, together with children suffer most in times of conflict.
Stephen Kashure, said the Somali population had a problem with their Ethiopian neighbours but are positively receptive to the Ugandans.
Michael Ondoga, who is going to replace the Commander in Somalia, said the UPDF has had a good relationship with the locals wherever they have been deployed. Soldiers have had training in leadership, individual soldier skills, team and squad collective tasks, international human rights and other areas. Sarah Kataike Ndoboli, Chairperson of the Women Caucus, (she was recently appointed Minister of State for Health), Hon.
The candle is symbolic of the light that FAWE has brought into the lives of girls in Africa. This year the week took place from 17th to 21st September, and included: A press conference held on Monday 17th, girls conferences held at Mengo Senior Secondary School and which hosted schools from Eastern, Northern and Central, and another girls conference held in Kyenjojo which hosted schools from western Uganda . She observed that FAWEU had educated over 4, 000 girls in secondary education since 1997, when the organisation was launched , and was now supporting 26 girls at university and in other tertiary institutions.
The one week of celebrations were flagged off with interdenominational prayers led by the Rt. He reminded them to always obey God’s decrees and commands as they deliberate in the House. Jane Kibirige, said the IPS will provide a more cost effective way of training MPs and staff. The Makerere University don cited chronic absenteeism, political party caucusing on parochial issues and the enactment of political legislations as the major challenges to the 9th Parliament.
Nekyon said Parliament must have a fixed number not linked to the creation of new districts each day. This size affects the quality of speech because of the time allocated to each member on the floor of Parliament. Nekyon also noted the need to amend the constitution to lower the academic requirements for one to stand for elections as a Member of Parliament.
When you come there, know its precious ground and do your work diligently to serve the people of Uganda diligently and genuinely without favour.
The late Apollo Milton Obote, first Prime Minster of independent Uganda, was awarded for his service as one of the leaders of government business.
He urged those responsible to follow up on the missing information about the history of Uganda so that a complete compilation is realized for the benefit of people. Museveni strongly advised the people of Uganda to take time to think deeply about what ought to be done to accelerate further the transformation and development process of the country. He congratulated the people and thanked the Parliament Uganda for their efforts to capture the history of our country on this great occasion of the golden jubilee independence celebrations.
Patel, who resides in Australia, commended the great progress and development the country has attained. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, has urged African governments to give more power to women in order to improve the quality of life on the continent. Amadi, who was opening this year’s Annual African Women Parliamentarians Conference held at the PAP headquarters, Midrand, SA, singled out Parliament of Uganda and its Speaker in their recent effort to provide more funds to the health sector. Amadi said that the most vulnerable people in Africa – women and children will benefit more from an empowered woman than an empowered man.
Rebecca Kadaga (MP, Kamuli district) for her role as head of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) especially in her advocacy towards improving maternal and newborn and child health.
Kadaga), she has moved the CPA to new levels (and) as Uganda celebrates 50 years of independence, we should say ‘more power to women of Uganda,’” said Hon. Sarah Kataike Ndoboli (MP, Budaka district) to continue with her advocacy for improvements in the health sector, as she joins the Executive.
Margaret Zziwa Nnantongo said parliaments can play an important role in pursuit of reaching the agreed goals by playing a central role in reducing poverty in the country and attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
Moussa Idriss Ndele (Chad), the former PAP President, who moved the motion, said Uganda has made great strides in various aspects including health, politics, democracy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Gideon Mung’aroo (Kenya) said Uganda has played a key role in the stabilization of Somalia, where the Al Shabaab has been defeated making it possible for the formation of government in September this year.
Master Goya (Botswana) said Uganda had opened up its economy to direct foreign investment, but said that recent research showed the doubling of commodity prices. They need to check whether their achievements are sustainable, such that they are put back on track,” he said.
Jacquiline Amongin (Uganda) said Uganda has made achievements in empowering women, an MDG target and appealed to African Union Member countries to emulate her.
Cecilia Atim Ogwal, said women in Uganda are no longer pressed by culture and have taken up top government positions including that of Speaker of Parliament, the Inspectorate of Government and Clerk to Parliament. Santosh Vinita Kalyan (South Africa) urging the Parliament of Uganda not to legislate against homosexuality.
Jacquiline Amongin, the Ngora district Woman Member of Parliament has today been sworn in as a Member of the Pan African Parliament. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, has called for the support of members in finding solutions to poverty in Africa. Amadi hailed members of the Eastern Caucus for their support to his presidency and the Vice President, Hon. Safia Nalule is visiting the Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa between October 12 – 18, 2012. Onyango Kakoba (Uganda) briefed the delegation about the structures of the African Union (AU) in general and the Pan African Parliament, one of the organs of the AU, in particular, as well as the mandate of the Committee.
Our recommendations or resolutions are sent to the African Union Commission, which may or may not implement them,” he said.
He said that the Committee has interacted with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, and civil society organizations involved in the area of human rights. Kakoba said that the Committee is scheduled to start a campaign on freedom of expression across the continent in May next year, following their preparatory seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August this year. The missions were sent within the PAP framework of promoting the human rights and democracy – grounded in its mandate to promote democracy and good governance among Member States. Henry Willie Yallah (Liberia) cautioned Africans against providing business to Western firms through buying arms and ammunition that encourage conflict on the continent. Major conflicts are coming from elections where losers are not willing to relinquish power and governments oppressing the opposition,” he said.
Sam Otada (Uganda) urged African countries to agree to share sovereignty on issues of common interest and appealed to the African Union to help countries organize acceptable elections. Cecilia Atim Ogwal (Uganda) urged Sudan and South Sudan to sign and respect peace accords because the conflict there affects the entire East African region. Ogwal also challenged PAP to address the issue of climate change which is leading to conflicts as populations migrate in search of pastures and water. Mohammed Abdoulkader (Djibouti) said, “The continent needs lasting peace for its development.
Safia Nalule, pledged to support the Pan African Parliament in its quest to become a fully fledged legislative body.
Organisations are becoming more team-based, with flatter and less hierarchical structures that see five generations working together - often dotted across different locations, using technology to connect and work.
Organisations with effective induction are more likely to retain their new recruits for longer. The process also enables learning professionals to reflect on five key issues that impact on designing and delivering a modernised learning strategy. We hope that our contribution will help shape an environment where real-world research informs organisational improvement.
Although your ideas may be compelling, it's not easy to execute a plan without support, co-operation and collaboration from peers, stakeholders and business leaders.
Check out the ample parking space available on Platte City’s Main Street at most hours of the day. Do you know how much money the park tax will generate this year if it ends 14.6% ahead of 2014?
Second place gets an autographed copy of Landmark columnist Chris Kamler’s new book The Silence, The Series and The Season of Sungwoo. Basically, our contest is won or lost in the later rounds because later round victories are rewarded with more points than the early rounds. Parkville--home of golf carts legalized as street vehicles, parks, nature areas, parks, nature areas and did I mention parks--can be a bit quirky when it comes to proposed development. You were elected to lead, not to be led by the paid professionals on staff at whatever public entity you’re serving. Don’t just list the elected position on your resume and think warming a seat at meetings is all you need to do. But Westbrook’s reputation is no doubt taking some hits after what has been revealed in St. Joseph School District’s experience, it might be time to re-evaluate some things like longstanding relationships with particular firms, not only in the field of auditing but in other service categories. So incorrect, in fact, that the district has trashed those earlier numbers and toned down its most recent predictions of growth to a level less likely to trip the crazy meter. The tone at Park Hill has changed in recent weeks, not surprisingly at a time when the district is now pushing the need for a major facility expansion (see last week’s front page). This thing better have some pictures in the early pages or I’m going to need a shock collar to get through it. The plan is to set up shop on the sidewalk in front of The Landmark office that Friday afternoon, maybe around 2-ish or 3-ish, and hang out through the early evening hours. Suspects--police say there were four black males involved--opened fire at the witness through the windshield of the suspects’ stolen Mercedes.
Lewis made the comment Friday morning while addressing a group of hoteliers in a meeting called for the purpose of talking about the recent criminal activity that has occurred on and around their properties. The more public knows the better steps they can take to protect themselves and their property. That’s why the type of vehicles most often hit are pickups and SUVs--vehicles most often driven by folks who would have a weapon inside. One night last week, Lewis said, a clothing store in Zona Rosa was hit with a $10,000 loss in one shoplifting incident. Axiom is a very successful multimillion dollar company now with a national presence and a lot of irons in the fire. Armstrong had walked out of the office, apparently so she wouldn’t have to see the carnage she had ordered. Well, except the part where she announced for no apparent reason that she went to college with the daughter of the mayor of Punxsutawney, Pa. Martin wants to run Shiloh by aligning a group of investors to operate the course as a non-profit for a few years, then mentions he would make a $1.2 million offer after three years to buy the course from the county.
The private sector has done a fine job of handling golf courses in Platte County in recent years.
My guess is we’ll be back again the next time a president, Obama or otherwise, comes to the area. Give me a meeting that is not time-consuming yet has some news value in it and all is right with the world.
Despite the 87 other things I needed to be doing at the time, I headed down there anticipating--hoping for is probably a more accurate description--a 30-minute meeting, tops. After the mayor’s presentation about the 13-ton anchor from the aptly named USS Platte--which has been out of commission since 1999--being available, the committee recommended the city spend the $3,000 to have the big-ass anchor shipped here from New Orleans. Kadaga Rebecca described the fallen legislator as a committed legislator who passionately struggled to ensure his constituents had access to social services. Let us stop the cancer of corruption that has eaten the moral fiber of our country,” he told legislators and mourners in the Parliament chamber.
Silvester Rwomukubwe the Executive Secretary of the Uganda Joint Christian Council.Presenting the petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Kaihura said the visit by the Speaker showed that Parliament valued the Police as an important institution in the country. Forty contact persons who got into contact with the suspected victims are being closely monitored for any symptoms of the disease.
This challenge is typified by issues such as the high cost of tertiary education, high competitiveness for government sponsored programs, and government preference for science related courses, among others. Roger Nkodo Dang, said the right to freedom of the press is one of the most important of human rights. Onyango Kakoba (NRM, Buikwe North) today visited the Peace, Support Operations Training Centre, located in Singo, Nakasongola district. It is also a commemoration of twenty years since five women ministers of education in Africa set-up FAWE as a forum to remove barriers to girl-child education and bridge the gender gap in education, in Africa. God is the one who is blessing us and gives us what we are doing for the people,” he told celebrants.
Rebecca Kadaga, has today launched the Institute of Parliamentary Studies, intended to train current and future Members of Parliament and legislative staff in lawmaking procedures. She also recognized the potential of former MPs and staff of Parliament, who will be tapped for their knowledge and wisdom. We could speak for two hours but now you speak in a hurry and many fail to understand your point,” the veteran politician observed.
If we do that, Parliament will do a lot of contributions to the development of Uganda”, the President said. He noted it would be good to connect the old and new Uganda as we commemorate her golden jubilee of independence. He said it was worthwhile to take note of the fact that countries like Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand, which were under-developed recently, have now developed ahead of Uganda as well as some other African countries. Rebecca Kadaga, who also received the award, wished all Ugandans happy independence celebrations.
He also said that research has shown rising figures of new infections in Uganda and Chad despite successes in the 1990s.
She also urged PAP to address youth unemployment and recommended the setting up of a Youth Caucus at the continental body. Sarah Kataike Ndoboli (Woman MP, Budaka district), who was appointed Minister of State for Health.
She said that the issue of women and children, who are caught in the middle of conflict, needs to be addressed.


Entering awards can be a daunting and time-consuming process - an additional task on top of everyday work. They get new employees up to speed quicker and help them reach their performance goals earlier.In its 2014 report about on onboarding, Aberdeen Group found that 68% of companies had no formal process in place. If past performance is any indication, Landmark office manager Cindy Rinehart is considered among the front runners to come in last, but if that happens any potential prize will go to someone else. The portion of the letter that needs explanation deals with some bizarre remarks Roper makes about development potential at KCI Airport. It has taken six years for the housing market to recover and the trend for the next generation is marrying later and not having more than one kid. Anyone that thinks public education is not a train off the financial tracks is simply ignoring the facts that are in front of us every single day. Also, Chris is hosting a book launch party this Friday night, March 13 at Dirk’s bar and grill in Platte Woods. Read the contents of a blistering state audit that was just conducted on that school district. Realize that the paid professionals don’t have the same level of ownership in your entity that you do.
Reik said it is Westbrook’s thorough audit and helpful attitude that makes them the company many school districts turn to for their auditing needs.
Change can be inconvenient for some staff members but overall change is a good avenue of protection for patrons and taxpayers.
A stray bullet traveled through a first floor hotel room window and struck a sleeping guest in the leg.
I’m not sure how somebody gets away with $10,000 in one night of shoplifting, but police say it happened.
A local school tax levy campaign is small potatoes in Roe’s world, as he let me know in our phone conversation. The question is, will the campaign have enough contributed money available to throw to Axiom for the firm to do the campaign any good?
Getting Shiloh off the county parks department books would free up tax dollars for other amenities and services not offered by the private sector. If the district commits any further violations within a two year period , then Park Hill will be required to pay the remainder of the fee.
Double garage-sized industrial doors--which allowed a pretty damn crisp wind to blow through on a cold day. It will require a crane to unload and place the massive object, and Absolute Crane of Platte City can do that for $800, the committee heard.
Kadaga, who was addressing the newly created Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, said if all states were fully observing their human rights commitments, “we would live in a world free from want or fear.”“Unfortunately this is often not the case because the human rights of individuals are violated more often than not. This is through the system which aggregates the messages received by issue and allows MPs to catalogue and map this information.”In turn MPs will be able to reply to their constituents by either sms or call them back. Kadaga Rebecca who presided over the special sitting hailed the long list of successful Ugandan sportsmen including Ayub Kalule, John Akiibua, Dorcus Inzikuru and Moses Kipsiro that Kiprotich had joined following his win.“Out there in the plains, valleys and mountains of Uganda, there are many other Kiprotichs who have talent and whose potential is untapped. There will also be a Press Conference during the week to raise awareness countrywide about the continued need to support girls’ education, and the Week will be crowned with a Fundraising Dinner on Friday 21st to be presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon.
Amadi, opened the retreat held at the Riviera on the Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging, South Africa, August 24, 2012. Onyango Kakoba, the Chairperson of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, attended the retreat, August 23 – 25, 2012.
Bethel Amadi about other countries’ contributions since the mission to Somalia is an AU project. Kakoba said the AU mission in Somalia will be used for learning purposes for future peace keeping missions on the continent. Parliament creates and guarantees the rule of law which is of essence in building democracies,” Prof.Nuwagaba told MPs and Civil Society Activists. Rebecca Kadaga, was part of the activities marking Parliamentary Week organised to commemorate the 50 years of independence of Uganda. Edward Rugumayo (1979 – 1980) who served as Chairman of the National Consultative Council, Mr. Kataike, who was appointed Minister of State for Health, gives up her position as Chair of the Women Caucus and as one of the country’s representatives at the Pan African Parliament.
Kalyan had asked the Ugandan delegation to respect all human rights including the minorities, like it’s the case in South Africa.
It is unbelievable that there are still folks who want to fight when it is suggested the rate be cut slightly to allow a portion of that half cent sales tax to fund more basic services, such as law enforcement. Public education insiders were quick to totally destroy the last education reform issue on the ballot, and probably for good reason. Some things in there will anger you, frustrate you, amaze you, and most of all should put you on alert. Realize that those paid professionals you may have come to believe will always be there are often thinking of their next step on the career ladder, the next job that they may see as bigger and better. Particularly in a case like this one, where a change would also have meant saving significant taxpayer dollars.
Justice Center and the Pool Hall, with the hope being that borderline nut jobs and some slightly boozed-up folks will be more likely to buy a book. It seems like the incidents are getting more violent each week,” the sheriff told me later.
Axiom can work wonders but it takes significant dollars, not chump change, to put its recommendations into action. Roper also was strong in expressing her desire to have the county explore the idea of selling the Shiloh property to a developer rather than mandating it be kept as a golf course. It should be noted this is not a lot of $$, but it sends a message that leadership at the district is not living up to ethical standards in elections. And keep in mind because of the security factors involved in presidential visits, the media must be set up and in place for a couple of hours in advance of the speech.
Oulanyah Jacob at his Parliament chambers July 17, the civil society coalition, asked Parliament to amend the Education Act to require parents to make a mandatory financial contribution towards lunch for their children at school.“We have hungry children in our schools. Election violence, mob justice, gender based violence, torture of suspects by state security agencies remain rampant in our country,” she said.She was speaking during an induction seminar for the parliamentary committee on Human Rights held at Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe, Friday, August 10, 2012. It must discover its identity through a serious and scientific study of the skills, expertise, experiences, capabilities, qualities, interests and commitments of its members.
Kataike had to relinquish her position at PAP where she was also Chairperson of the PAP Women Caucus.Uganda’s other representatives to PAP are Hon.
Kenneth Lubogo, who are in South Africa to meet the PAP Committee on Justice and Human Rights. It provides L&D teams with the perfect chance to step back and think about what has led to current organisational successes, before sharing those stories and successes.There is nothing more satisfying at work than thinking over your recent activities and realising that there is a lot to be proud of! They not only need to meet fundamental business targets, but must be dynamic problem solvers who know how to roll with (constant) change.Leadership and management skills really matter - and this includes mindsets, behaviours, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow. We'll be digging into Towards Maturity's data to see what it tell us about changes in onboarding practice, as well as picking out some practical ideas that could inspire change in your own organisation.
Top performing L&D teams are 3-5 times more likely to be delivering improved productivity and agility today and have much to teach us. I have had the pleasure of working with them and their customers for a number of years and have seen first hand their commitment to identifying and sharing great practices that really work. Yet I don’t see these same insiders promoting any plans that will curtail the squandering of millions of dollars on public education waste that has been created nationally, regionally and locally. It’s your job as an elected official to look out for your local taxpayers and patrons because your paid professional is looking out for number one. Based on the established growth trend of 150 students per year, that level would be reached about the year 2030. I wish I had a buck for every time this newspaper has had to put a verbal squeeze on law enforcement spokespeople to get basic public right-to-know information from them. This is never good for an administrator’s job security nor for the district as a whole in trying to win over the hearts and minds of the taxpaying patrons it serves.
So, yes, assistant editor Valerie Verkamp and I were basically locked in a deep freeze for hours that day.
Your Landmark editor, crazily thinking, you know, that the president would be speaking in normal indoor conditions--in other words, not with an Alaskan wind blowing on the media tables--didn’t even wear a coat into the place. In order to get an academic scholarship to pay for school, you are going to need to get exceedingly good grades and, most likely, graduate in the top five to ten percent of your class.
Parents and guardians have abdicated their duty to provide food to their children while in school.
Amama Mbabazi confirmed government plans to purchase land in Sebei district to establish a training center for all sportsmen and women. The retreat was held ahead of committee meetings scheduled to start on Monday, August 27, 2012. Amama Mbabazi opposed a move by legislators to have budget cuts for the defence ministry and Statutory Organizations. They have several interests which unless fully ethically controlled and guided may conflict in a negative way,” Hon. Only then will parliament fully tap the resources and contribution of each member for the achievement of the common good,” she told legislators.
Only 13% of retailers are investing in blended learning while the average across all sectors is double that figure (26%), with top learning companies nearly three times more likely to be using blends than retail companies (35%).
Seek, support and develop leaders right and you'll have more engaged, productive, and profitable businesses. It provides contemporary measures that focus on performance improvement and great tactics that help L&D teams become more responsive to the changing needs of business. This research highlights the fact that L&D teams must develop new mind-sets and skills, quickly. At least someone had taped a letterhead with the presidential seal on it on the door of the media’s porta potty (a unisex porta potty, pity the poor ladies, this thing had been abused if you know what I mean) to add a touch of class. Merit scholarships are often related to academic performance, but can also be given to a candidate displaying artistic or athletic excellence or sometimes a combination thereof. The UPE guidelines which demand that children carry food to school have not been successful”, he noted. He confirmed that government will provide employment to sports achievers mainly in the security services.Leader of the Opposition Hon.
Kadaga noted.She reaffirmed that legislators need God’s intervention to enable them balance their personal interests and ambitions with conflicting interests from their constituents and the nation as a whole. This may be due to a lack of required skills and knowledge, as the research indicates over half lack the confidence in incorporating new media in learning design and only 4% believe their L&D teams have the skills for facilitating collaboration. Benchmarking can help you get started on your way to winning and help you clarify what's been successful - here are 6 perfectly valid reasons to use it.How benchmarking can helpWe are not promising that benchmarking will definitely lead to trophies in the cabinet. So it's no wonder that companies spent nearly $31 billion on leadership programs last year. It leverages the data of its in-depth Benchmark Study, the largest learning technology benchmark in Europe.
Whatever the reason, if we can effectively judge the caseload of the courts by the number of cars parked out front, the caseload has decreased noticeably.
It's probably safe to say that, while all academic scholarships are merit scholarships, not all merit scholarships are academic scholarships.
Nandala Mafabi urged government to identify a clear criterion for honoring achievers who excel in different disciplines.
Amama Mbabazi proposed that reallocations be made within the budget allocated to the health ministry to fund priority areas within the sector.
What is more 71% do not believe that their own staff lack skills to manage their own learning. Secondly, the scale of the work ahead, as 95% of respondents want to improve induction with only 39% meeting that goal. Also, just 23% agree that their L&D teams have the skills to use technology for business advantage. These are tried and tested approaches that we've used in partnership with our clients to produce effective and award-winning learning interventions that deliver impactful change.1. Kadaga appealed to the committee members to avoid party divisions while carrying out their mandate with regard to human rights.“I wish to point out that although every individual member of the committee has their own party affiliation, you have to abandon partisan considerations when undertaking your committee’s work. He noted that government will expedite the recruitment of 1000 midwives as an immediate remedial measure to address maternal health.
With such a big gap between aspiration and performance, the induction challenge seems daunting but there is evidence that learning innovation is turning the tide. You must be able to disagree with your party when it comes to ensuring and monitoring the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.”The Committee on Human Rights is chaired by Hon. Here are six compelling reasons why benchmarking can help turn the possibility of being an award winner into a reality:1. The Towards Maturity benchmarking process gets organisations, and L&D in particular, thinking on the right track. These aren't the only source of future leaders, of course, as many other potentials are already in-house, out there to be recruited or returning to work after having children. Incredibly, ‘Top Deckers' are 50 times more likely than the lowest performers to improve talent strategies to keep their best people.
However, the world of work is changing and organisations are increasingly looking for more modern approaches to learning that support the fast-moving world of work and the needs of an increasingly digital workforce.
It’s a great place to start, if you want to establish a strong foundation for change. Work with the subject matter expert or the business customer to identify the main objective of the programme. A PLEASE NOTE:Beginning August 1, 2013, students planning to attend an NCAA Division II institution will be required to complete 16 core courses. Our research with employees in this sector shows that staff are more able to learn for themselves than L&D give them credit for. The vast majority we talked with were frustrated by the lack of transfer back to the job after managers had participated in training.
Using real life ideas can help inspire new approaches that will make a difference in your own situation.
This will not only help you design the programme, but will also help you measure its effectiveness.
It's very easy in today's busy world to not make time for reflection, yet reflection is critical to success. Inspiration by example We've identified four techniques used by organisations in their induction programmes that relate to the tactics of the top performing organisations highlight in the Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report.
The purpose of the Show is to inform and inspire L&D professionals to improve not just their personal performance but that of their organisation.
They are three times more likely to use benchmarking as a performance improvement tool - benchmarking against the tactics that improve performance.
By benchmarking you enable yourself to reflect, take stock and focus on the activities that really make a difference.2. First, it seems there's a lack of measures put in place for management and leadership training. While every organisation is different, examples of good practice and innovation in other companies can offer inspiration for change. By reflecting on and analysing organisational performance, activities and practices, L&D can identify organisational strengths and areas of high performance. Secondly, it seems that the learning strategy many apply to management and leadership training is often out of sync with the audience's needs. The leading sports retailer has been providing online onboarding since 2013 with more than 25,000 employees, across the 19 countries going through the programme.
Data from Towards Maturity reveals that 83% of new starters like to learn at their own pace, with 44% using their own mobile to learn.With this in mind, Sports Direct used the Adapt multi-device responsive elearning framework for its online content.
Receive your Personalised Benchmark report analysing current performance and tailored action plans valued at £300 - free until 15 July. Just as importantly, benchmarking identifies weaknesses and those areas of low performance.
It means employees can access the elearning on a smartphone or tablet, giving them maximum flexibility.
It's probably safe to say that, while all academic scholarships are merit scholarships, not all merit scholarships are academic scholarships. You can read more about Sports Direct's approach to induction in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine.
Only 39% offer mobile content, and 30% have no plans to implement social media for leadership development.
It's no wonder then, that there is a lack of transfer from learning to doing, if the learning doesn't fit in with everyday lives and habits in the first place and isn't focused on supporting performance there and then.
Towards Maturity data reveals that 87% of Top Deck organisations agree that top managers are involved in promoting learning, compared with an average of 37%.UK infrastructure company, Story Contracting features a video message from the company owner and Chief Executive, Fred Story in its new online induction.
The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years.
Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses enables L&D and business leaders to really hone in on performance. This isn't to say there aren't some great examples of modern, blended, performance-focused leadership development - there are some cited in Towards Maturity's paper.
What can we learn from these?How leadership solutions can #makeithappenIt's time to close the gaps and deliver the type of learning solutions that will engage and really help leaders.
Benchmarking does what it says: it provides organisations with a benchmark to measure themselves against others. To really help them, we need to offer easy to find performance support that is genuinely useful and relevant to leaders and managers' points of need. New staff and partners joining Specsavers are able to earn a virtual coin by completing the company's new induction course.
You can use it to see how you are performing on various aspects of organisational practice compared to others. The business then makes a real cash donation to the charity chosen by employees in proportion to the number of virtual coins earned.You can read more about the Specsavers' approach here. Since 2003, over 4,500 organisations and 23,000 learners have contributed to Towards Maturity's leading benchmarks.
For example, have you properly embraced mobile learning and are reaping the kinds of benefits that some organisations are enjoying? But we also need to help develop those deeper skills and behaviours in ways that fit with leader's (crazy) lifestyles.
We realize that athletic achievement and scholastic success are both vital for reaching your potential, and we are dedicated to helping you every step of the way. What are the top performing companies in the Towards Maturity benchmark doing in terms of mobile learning? As a baseline, that means moving away from solely ‘event' based learning - three-day workshops or long online courses - and embracing more resource or micro-learning approaches that provide short challenges and tasks as nuggets that help build skills and insights over time. An average of 48% of Benchmark respondents reported that elearning not being tailored sufficiently was a barrier to success. Your ultimate success depends on making wise decisions as you prepare for and choose your recruitment path. It can be really useful to know what characteristics top performing companies have in common and what is driving their success.5. We would say that providing simulations, interactive videos and meaningful games can make smart use of a leaders' precious time, and build the competence and confidence leadership roles require - so ROI for L&D too.
United Biscuits (UB), the company behind household names such as McVitie's, Jaffa Cakes and Penguin, wanted to make sure its induction programme was relevant to both new starters and any existing employees who might access the training. You can feel confident that we will help you travel that path.A One of our greatest commitments is to make our services affordable for you.
UB used video of real employees talking about their jobs to add relevance and authenticity to the content.You can read more about the experience at United Biscuits in HR Grapevine magazine. We know that your financial resources may be limited, and we will not allow that to stand in your way. This report gives clear, insightful indicators about your strategy's current strengths and how that compares to your peers. Supporting or providing social spaces for informal learning and sharing is key too - the how will depend on who your audience is and how they currently work together.Measurement comes into play here as you have managers, teams, and peers providing tailored feedback about performance and application. But leadership and management development is often holistic, and ongoing - like a journey rather than a series of interventions.
The aim is to help L&D professionals focus on one area of action that will help them deliver impact. This allows us to offer services at costs that are significantly lower than similar organizations.
To track what tools, learning, and performance support is used by an individual is a bit of a red-herring - especially if you're genuinely offering it up to help them in anyway that works for them. And, if improving induction is your focus, there are more ideas in Sponge UK's Rough Guide to Induction. There has to be some bigger, business goals to be measured, alongside the individuals' performance or growth targets, and it might take a little while for the data to come in for these.
Louise PasterfieldManaging Director, Sponge UK Louise has more than 20 years' experience in learning and design and is passionate about making elearning absorbing so staff can apply what they have learned immediately into the workplace.Her interest is in how best to harness technology so people can learn, grow and make a difference to their organisations. Our closest competitor charges at least $1,500 including an annual fee.A  We offer a menu of packages your can choose from that best meets your needs. In terms of those millennials as future leaders - don't leave it too late before you start developing them.
In Deloitte's report on this generation, Not only is this generation notoriously flighty and ready to up and leave within two years, but 70% of those ready to jump ship cite lack of leadership training as the reason why. Core Subject Identification: With Parents, Students and Student Athletes in 7th through 12th Grade3. Just think about how that Personalised Benchmark Report will help you deliver better results.Unsure if you are ready?Benchmarking will help you make up your mind if you should enter an award this year or wait until next year when you have had a chance to build further on current successes.
So to attract and retain talent, and build leaders of tomorrow, open up those digital, multi-device resources -  simulations, diagnostics, videos, podcasts, tools and more to anyone who's interested. Discuss Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test~ pre SAT: With Parents, Students and Student Athletes5. Record and Organize College Recruiting Information: With Parents, Students and Student Athletes6. Connect with high school and amateur athletic union coaches to validate recruiting information9. American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Schedule: Parents, Students Student Athletes10. Consult with parent and students to Identify schools that satisfy your student's academic needs A 11. Assistance in arranging college visits (Academic and Athletic): Students and Student athletes in Grade 12th12.
Create Student Athlete Resume and Cover Letter to college coaches: All Students in Grades 11th and 12th13. Consult with Student Athlete in writing their application letters to their final college selection A A 15. Dona€™t assume that just because you are a college level athlete and meet the minimum requirements a school will be willing to accept you. College athletic programs are under a lot of pressure to keep the academic performance of their student athletes up and coaches are unwilling to take a risk with a athlete who isna€™t a good student. The mistake many athletes make is thinking college coaches are going to select them and offer them scholarship from AAU and Select tournaments and showcases.



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