Facebook Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt printCharles “Slick” Williams stands next to Paschal’s panther mascot. (Photo by Saul Perez)The job description for a janitor at R.L. Paschal High School generally includes mopping floors and clearing the cafeteria of lunch trash, but one janitor at the school is also known to students as a mentor and truant officer.Charles “Slick” Williams has been at Paschal for 18 years.During any passing period when students grab snacks and dart between classes, they’ll hear his voice booming in the hallways, “What’s up son! Get on to class now; you’re going to be late. I don’t need you getting in trouble today.”School officials, students and alumni said Williams has dedicated his life to making sure the students at Paschal have somebody they can look up to and lean on for help when they need it.“I see him in the hallway when the tardy bell has rung,” said Stephanie Lewis-Boatner, an administrator at Paschal. “He talks in that military voice, and he’ll say, ‘Sir, what are you doing out here you need to get to class.’ He’s funny, but he’s authoritative and the kids respect him.”Williams grew up in Fort Worth’s Como neighborhood. When he retired from the Navy, he returned and went to work at Paschal.He said being in the Navy molded him as a leader who could inspire others to be leaders.“Most of all, the Navy helped me appreciate every color and nationality in the good ‘ol U.S.A.,” he said. “No matter where you go, you represent your country proudly, and most of all you represent your home-front, your family [and] that last name that God gave you.”Williams said the principal who hired him recognized his leadership and mentorship could benefit students.“I think she liked the way I interviewed,” he said.Lewis-Boatner, an administrator at Paschal for 14 years, said Williams is drawn to students he thinks are on the wrong path in school.“He’s like a father figure,” she said. “He just carries himself that way. Some kids even look for him when they need something. He’s just there for faculty, students and staff.”Moses Gomez, who graduated from Paschal in 2012, said Williams was a mentor for him personally.“There were days when I just wanted to give up on school and just skip class,” Gomez said. “But Slick was always there to keep me going.”Gomez studies at Tarrant County College and works as the accountant clerk and hospitality services coordinator at Bass Hall. While at Paschal, Gomez said he could always count on Williams to encourage students without judging them.“He just genuinely wanted the best for you and wanted you to make something out of your life,” Gomez said.Williams said students named him “Slick” in part because he always manages to be around.“I used to walk up on the students doing something they have no business doing,” Williams said. “One kid said, ‘Man you so slick!’ And from then on, I just told them to call me ‘Slick.’”Williams said students like Gomez motivate him to keep serving the students of Paschal as a leader and mentor.Each year when students graduate, he said he hates to see them go but is proud of them.“My memories of them graduating are the best because they’re on their way, and they have made it to the point where they go on to different universities,” he said. “They are representing their families very well.”Williams said that he plans to spend the rest of his career at Paschal until he retires a couple of years from now.“Knowing me I’ll probably still be doing the same thing: mentoring,” Williams said. “I’ll probably still walk around in different areas and just talk to folks. That’s me; I’m just a people person.” Saul Perez Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Facebook Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Linkedin Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Men’s basketball routs Alabama State Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Men’s basketball continues win streak + posts Men’s basketball claims Global Sports Classic championship Men’s basketball dominates season opener Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ ReddIt Twitter Previous articleStudy sanctuaries on campus, in Fort WorthNext articleUpcoming construction on Bluebonnet Circle Saul Perez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter
WhatsApp NewsConwoman’s remains cremated at private serviceBy Staff Reporter – June 6, 2015 665 Twitter At the Taste of Ireland awardsAndrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A CREMATION service has taken place for the serial fraudster found dead in a county Limerick farmhouse last month.The remains of Cecilia Julia McKitterrick, who was more recently known as Julia Holmes, were removed from the Limerick morgue at the University Hospital Limerick on Friday morning last and taken to the Island Crematorium at Ringaskiddy where a small private service took place.The body of the 63-year-old con woman was found lying next to her partner, Thomas Ruttle in the bedroom of the old family farmhouse that had been recently renovated at Booliglass, Askeaton.It is as of yet unknown how long the badly decomposing bodies lay at the farmhouse before the discovery was made on May 18 last and the results of toxicology tests are expected to take a further ten days.However it is understood that the pair died following exposure to carbon monoxide poison in what is believed to have been some form of suicide pact at Boolaglass, Askeaton.McKitterrick, who went by up to 40 other aliases including Julia Holmes, the name she was known locally as, was originally from Castlederg in County Tyrone and had married in her late teens and gave birth to a son before abandoning him at six months.During her life, Holmes became involved with and devisied scams in both the US and Northern Ireland as well as locally in Limerick in her later life.She married twice despite having not divorced from her first husband in the North.Wanted by both the FBI and the PSNI following a number of frauds and convictions, Holmes had also drawn the attention of Gardai in recent months after her activities became known publicly.Following the discovery of the bodies by burglars who thought the farmhouse had been abandoned in recent months, the remains of both Mr Ruttle and the 63-year-old lay in the morgue as a extensive discussions were held over legal issues and subsequent arrangements for burial.Any of the families that the Julia Holmes was involved had not come forward to claim her remains despite her request in a written will and testament that she be buried with her partner Thomas Ruttle.This Wednesday, Thomas Ruttle was laid to rest in the family plot at St Mary’s Church following a service attended by family friends and the late beekeeper’s two sons. Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Email Print Previous articleEquality and jobsNext articleTax penalty for Limerick company Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
HRconsultant Paul Kearns has accused the Accounting for People Task Force oftrying to measure the impact of people on performance using accountingtechniques.Kearnsis concerned that the methods the taskforce is suggesting to measure humancapital management (HCM) will not work.”Theproblem is that they [the taskforce members] are barking up the wrong tree.They are trying to use accounting principles to measure things that weren’t meantto be measured using those principles.”Thetaskforce’s consultation document does acknowledge that there are realdifferences in opinion over the best way to measure HCM.Itstates: “Some writers place greater weight on factors such as fairtreatment, job security, scope for employee development, and design of jobs topromote autonomy and challenge. Others stress the role of worker flexibility,performance management and the use of incentive payments.”Butit identifies an emerging consensus between leading researchers that there is”compelling evidence for linkage between strong people management andperformance”.HoweverKearns, director at consultancy PWL, is worried the taskforce is usingtechniques that are out of step with the profession.MostHR professionals, he said, aren’t using HCM and are not up to speed with thelanguage and practices.”Thetaskforce is a bit ahead of itself. HR people are doing HR, not HCM,” hesaid.Hesaid he is concerned that the measures are too simplistic and the taskforce’smethodology is questionable. Related posts:No related photos. Accounting principles simply won’t work for human capitalOn 20 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
An attempt was made to develop simple, inexpensive, rapid means of determining body composition in Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella). Measurements of total body water (TBW) and total body lipid (TBL), obtained by hydrogen isotope dilution, were compared to the results of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and morphometric indices of body condition in 52 adult females. TBW was weakly correlated with BIA measurements of resistance (v= -0.30, P < 0.03). Conductor volume (length2/resistance) was more highly correlated with TBW(r= 0.75, P < 0.0001) and the inclusion of mass into the predictive equation improved the correlation further (r= 0.95, P < 0.0001). A body condition index (mass/length) previously used in pinniped studies was positively correlated to TBL (r= 0.77, P < 0.0001) validating its use as a relative index of condition. However, body mass alone was highly correlated to TBW (r= 0.94, P < 0.0001) and appears to provide a simple, rapid means of estimating body composition in adult females. This technique may also be applicable to juvenile male Antarctic fur seals.
The Bodleian sit-in protest has been hailed a victory by student demonstrators, even though University authorities have refused to confirm their agreement to demands made during the sit-in.Nearly 100 students occupied the Bodleian’s Clarendon Building last week in protest at Israeli actions in Gaza. They called on Oxford University to “release a statement in support of the rights of Palestinians” as well as divestment from arms suppliers to Israel. They also demanded 5 fully-funded scholarships to Palestinian students.University Vice-Chancellor John Hood criticised the student occupation of the Clarendon building in a letter released on Wednesday. He said the Bodleian barricade “caused disruption and inconvenience to fellow students and other members of the University” and added, “unlawful action of this kind cannot be condoned.” He also did not condemn Israel’s actions.The Senior Proctor also avoided expressing outright disapproval of Israeli actions in his response to the demands. He, however, promised to raise in Council the concerns regarding possible University investments in arms manufacturers. He also said it was regrettable that “many civilian casualties occurred in educational establishments.”He stated, “the occupation of University property or facilities, and disruption of the activities of the University are offences.” He added that sections of the criminal law may also apply to the protesters’ actions. However, he added that he was prepared to recommend a “relatively lenient course of action,” given the peaceful nature of the protest.The Oxford Students in Solidarity with Gaza movement that occupied the building welcomed these letters, although some have accused the University of going back on agreements made during the negations last week.Spokeswoman Amy Gilligan said, “whereas we welcome the Senior Proctor’s statement and view it as a positive step in upholding the University’s commitment to universal human rights, it is our view that the University should take a stronger stance condemning the horrendous attacks on Palestinian students and educational institutions.” She went on to state that the group “insists that the promised steps be pursued and applied in full.”Juliette Harkin of St Anthony’s College, one of the individuals responsible for organising the occupation, stated that the outcome was “definitely a victory on many levels,” not least for the way that it had opened dialogue on the situation in Gaza.She commented, “to have a uni like Oxford talking about these issues and promising to take things forward – this is quite an achievement.”In response to claims that the University should not take a political stance on the issue, she said, “we don’t need to talk about pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, we are just talking about justice.”Other protesters expressed disappointment with the response of the proctors, with some arguing that they had failed to execute agreements made during the negotiations.James Norrie of the Oxford Radical Forum stated, “we do feel they have fallen short of what they agreed in negotiations.”Other groups have attacked the demonstration as a whole.Presidents the Jewish Society, Rafi Cohen and Rachel Romain, issued a joint statement declaring, “we feel that it is a shame that parts of the student body have prioritised the pursuance of short term political goals over the pro-active alleviation of the suffering of all people.”Some students have also spoken out against the protesters’ behaviour. A St. Antony’s student stated that the “protests are not aimed at dialogue, they’re the opposite, they’re silencing moderate in the face of extreme.”A Christ Church first year called the actions of the protesters “the epitome of detached, academic self-righteousness.” They said, “the students don’t want to solve anything, but just want to feel good, self-righteous about our cause.”
First Security Bank has hired three employees to grow its ability to better serve its clients in its credit and loan support teams.Abby Bridges is a Credit Analyst with experience in accounting, finance and customer service. Bridges is currently attending the University of Southern Indiana, where she is will earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting and Professional Services, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Finance this May.Lesha Molt joins as a Loan Processing Specialist, with experience in loan processing of new consumer, commercial and mortgage loans. Most recently with Field & Main Bank she spent the last several years as a Loan Operations Specialist reviewing consumer and commercial loans in compliance. Molt completed Paralegal Studies at College of Lake County, IL and holds numerous Paralegal Certifications.Janet Helfert comes to the bank as a Core System Management and Reporting Specialist, with more than 20 years’ experience in the banking industry. Throughout her banking career, Janet has gained experience in loan verification and maintenance, escrow analysis, flood and many other operational areas.About First Security Bank:First Security Bank is a $600 million asset bank with 11 banking centers. With more than 140 employees, in its four markets and corporate office, First Security Bank has differentiated itself from larger competitors with its focus on relationship banking and the ability to make credit and other business decisions locally.###FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
When moe. gets into a groove, there’s just no telling how far or wide they’re going to take it. The band is expert when it comes to improvisation, and those talents were on full display during a performance on January 7th, 2007 at the Stardust Ballroom aboard moe.cruise, a moe.-hosted event on a cruise that intermingled with regular cruise-goers. Eleven years later, their 12-song, 2-set appearance still sends shivers down our spines.The show started off innocently enough, with a power-packed “Plane Crash” to get the boat-side festivities rolling. The energetic opener blurred into “Punchline”, before fun jams on “Shoot First” and “Tambourine” punctuated the middle of the opening set. They closed out with an extended take on “32 Things,” setting the stage for a jam-heavy second frame.Set two started innocently enough with a great “Yodelittle” out of the gate, taking the tune into exploratory waters for a full 26-minute jam! moe. then found their way into a jam on “Time Ed”, before returning to their groovy tune “George.” The set was far from over, as extended takes on “The Road,” “Happy Hour Hero” and “Seat Of My Pants” brought the full on rage to the Cruise! With a finale of “Blue Jean Pizza” for the encore, moe. thoroughly rocked the boat during their 2007 performance.Fortunately, thanks to taper ed v, we can listen to the full show. Enjoy it!