Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a Comment “Trust” is the first word that comes to mind when Tom Yingling describes Ohio Farm Bureau and why he recently signed up for its newest benefit, the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program.“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Farm Bureau and when they came out with (the energy program), I said ‘holy mackerel, this works for us.’ Farm Bureau has always worked to satisfy membership and not stockholders. You’ve got to trust who you’re doing business with and having Farm Bureau offer this program made the decision very easy for us,” said Yingling, a fourth-generation Huron County Farm Bureau member who grain farms with his brother.About the energy programThe Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program assists members in making energy choices, shopping for energy, learning about rebate options and finding the best ways to manage their energy resources. Ohio Farm Bureau has partnered with an Ohio-based energy management firm, Community Energy Advisors, to run the program. The energy program is just one of many benefits that Ohio Farm Bureau members enjoy, which include savings in health, home and business insurance, travel and recreation and car and equipment purchases.Medina County Farm Bureau member Tawny Zajc signed up for the energy program for the LINE-X protective coating franchise she and her husband operate. She decided to look at the program for her home and was surprised by the price difference. Turns out she had been on a very high rate and didn’t know it. Her home gas savings alone was more than $832 per year.“The phone rings off the hook all day long from solicitors trying to get you to sign up for savings that turn out to only last for a short time, and I’m busy and focused on other things and tend to trust the savings stay the same,” she said. “To find an organization like Farm Bureau that you trust and know is going to have your best interest at heart for yourself and the community is great.”Zajc became an Ohio Farm Bureau member in 2012 to take advantage of the organization’s workers’ compensation program as well as to be more involved in the agriculture community. She grew up in Sugarcreek where she was involved with 4-H and rode horses. She learned about Farm Bureau’s energy program through one of her customers.“He said remember to look at Farm Bureau – you could save a ton with them,” she said. “We’ve already saved with workers’ comp and now we have the energy savings and are in the process of applying for Farm Bureau’s health care program.”Yingling learned about the energy program during a workers’ compensation meeting and signed up shortly after that.“I don’t know the energy rates day to day and always felt pushed by other companies,” he said. “I feel comfortable with Farm Bureau. Business is about relationships and I know Farm Bureau has our best interest in mind.”Online ExtraLearn more about the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program and enter for a chance to win $500 that can be used like cash, including to pay for utility costs.Photo credit: Photo by Peggy Turbett Leave a Comment
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York I left Congress to write books, but while there I spent as much time as possible reading.Most of what I needed to know as a national leader I learned not from newspapers or television, but from books. I asked some local leaders about what books they are reading for insight, knowledge and plain old entertainment in the new year. The answers were as varied as the people I questioned.Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas: The Boys in the Boat – Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. It’s a true story about the resilience of the human spirit.Nelson DeMille, bestselling author: I’m reading two advance reading copies. The first is Chicago, a novel by Broadway playwright David Mamet. The other is Big Guns, a political parody by a guy named Steve Israel.Brookville Mayor Dan Serota: Pat Buchanan’s The Greatest Comeback, the story of Richard Nixon’s 1968 campaign. I like the story of an underdog and at that time, Nixon was an underdog.Long Island University President Kimberly Cline: Nelson DeMille’s The Cuban Affair. He has been one of my favorite authors for over 20 years. The plots are complex, with unexpected twists.Laurie Segal Scheinman, owner of wit & whim in Port Washington: Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, and just finished re-reading Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage. Both reads are to ground me as to what’s important.SterlingRisk Insurance CEO David Sterling: How Language Began by Daniel Everett, because understanding how we began to speak will aid understanding how to communicate better.Chartwell Hotels CEO George Tsunis: The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius, which is a translation of meditations, because it speaks to a more high-minded time of national leaders.North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth: I just completed Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. This was our North Hempstead’s Project Independence Book Club selection for this month.New York State Assemb. Chuck Lavine: I’m reading two books: Shattered by Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen and A Single Spy by William Christie. I also recommend anything by Alan Furst.Old Brookville Mayor Bernie Ryba: I would like to make time to read Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews. Besides his ability to inspire, I feel he accomplished so much in a relatively short period of time.State Sen. Todd Kaminsky: FDR: A Political Life. I like reading about real leadership in Washington since I see so little of it today.Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson: The Political Brain by Drew Westen. It explores something I think many politicians take for granted, which is the role that emotions play in voter decision-making.Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc.:I like to use this time to catch up on publications such as the Economist and Foreign Policy Magazine, as well as bipartisan opinion pieces from various internet sites and publications. In this world of information overload, it’s increasingly challenging to keep current, so I welcome some time to catch up.Chintu Patel, Co-CEO, Co-Chairman, and Co-Founder of Amneal Pharmaceuticals: I’m Reading new tax bill and its impact going forward personally and business. Also introspection of 2017 and learning of it going in to 2018. Christopher Hahn, Host of The Christopher Hahn Show on LI News Radio: FiveThirtyEight.com. If you dig deep enough into the data you can usually figure out where things are headed. Nate Silver still offers the best unbiased statistical analysis on what’s going on in politics and sports. Bert Brodsky, Founder and Chairman of Sandata Technologies: The last book I read was Boys in the Bronx and I was disappointed I wasn’t in it.Marc Beige, CEO of Rubies Costume Company: After the Fall by Mary Clark Great book about the Fall of the twin towers and the years that followed it. This book adds new information and perspectives to an watershed event that is a defining moment in our history.And my list? Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of Ulysses Grant, which portrays the essential human qualities of a complex and largely misunderstood historic figure.Steve Israel’s next novel, Big Guns, can be pre-ordered at repsteveisrael.com.
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But Modi’s experience has shown him that India has no good military options to compel changes in Pakistan’s behaviour; each option comes with unacceptable costs to India, Always need your support & blessings. pictwittercom/zZydNA0Y4v — Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) December 19 2016 Earlier the director had met Subramanian Swamy and exchanged notes on Emergency with him While the film has the name Indu in its title it is believed that the movie will not have a direct reference to the late PM Indira Gandhi Also music composers Anu Malik and Bappi Lahiri are coming together for the first time to create music for Indu Sarkar Also read |I have the capacity to carry a film on my shoulder: KirtiKulhari The film has Delhi as a backdrop and will be shot in the national capital Mumbai and Pune The National Award-winning director Madhur has planned to wrap up the movie in 35-40 days The movie will go on floors in the first week of December More from the world of Entertainment: We just can’t wait to see yet another realistic hard-hitting film from the director’s stable Stay tuned for more updates For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: September 2 2014 12:57 am The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols (Source: PTI) Related News BY:Anoop K Satpathy and Nikhil Raj But will a nodal ministry at the Centre solve all issues in a federal structure such as ours India stands at the cusp of a demographic dividend and several people have expressed the urgent need to leverage this dividend to enable jumps in GDP growth The formation of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) signalled the high priority attached to skill development The NSDM created three distinct structures namely the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development the Skill Development Coordination Board at the Planning Commission and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) The first two were subsequently shelved and replaced by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) The NSDC however was retained as an entity under the NSDM Now the NDA government has brought all skill development initiatives under one umbrella ministry probably motivated by various governance and management issues Rapid change in the policy focus on skill development with attendant modifications in governance structures reflected that initially the preferred approach was for the implementation to be done in mission mode rather than as a regular Centrally sponsored scheme But the mission mode approach failed to achieve the desired momentum and monitor and regulate the activities of various stakeholders thereby undermining the delivery of sufficient numbers of skilled manpower to potential employers It also showed that skill development initiatives both in government and the private sector were far too stretched and hence needed to be coordinated and monitored by a nodal agency There were about 17 ministries and departments directly or indirectly contributing to skill development Apart from the NSDC the ministries of labour and employment and human resource development were deeply involved During the last few years however the focus seems to have shifted from developing suitable implementation strategies for these ministries and departments The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols The governance management quality assurance and monitoring frameworks are at variance across various skill development schemes Even for similar types of skills or trades provisions differ in terms of target groups per-trainee cost duration curriculum pedagogy competency testing and certification systems Skills gap analysis is yet to be institutionalised as a process that informs the design and implementation of skill development programmes Skills required by the manufacturing sector which needs a relatively high dose of capital investment do not find many service providers (apart from the established Industrial Training Institutes) Assuming that budgetary resources have not been a constraint the supply-demand mismatch continues to be a critical gap Further in terms of growth in the rural non-farm sector skill development in rural areas was seen to provide in situ opportunities of employment for youth However skills training at present is largely confined to urban locations (at best district headquarters) and industrially advanced regions within states With no emphasis on imparting “marketable skills” and poor linkages between training and post-training employment there have been few improvements in the labour market outcome of training in terms of improved earnings Largescale outsourcing by big players in the skill development space to smaller players at the local level (apparently against the programme guidelines of various schemes) further affected the quality of the workforce being trained In practice even if employment were assured under certain schemes the tenure of employment provided was not sustainable The follow-up by private providers was limited to ensuring continued employment The aggregate picture was of a number of scattered initiatives working towards a national agenda The urgency to put skill development at the core of the development agenda is reflected in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi refers to as the trio of “skill speed and scale” The formation of the new ministry of skill development needs to be viewed in this perspective But even as the government gives physical shape to the skill development ministry there are a few aspects that warrant deliberation to build a more cohesive implementation design for skill development For instance will the NSDA emerge as a regulatory standardisation and oversight body (such as the AICTE) much needed in the lower-rung skills space Further with the NSDC to be merged with the new ministry any change in the autonomy of similar agencies will have to be jointly agreed on by government and industry as a number of private companies contribute to the NSDC’s skill development targets The HRD ministry’s target of skilling 50 million persons and the ministry of labour’s target of skilling 100 million people is largely sought to be achieved through the expansion of polytechnics and the Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) respectively Designing relevant course curriculum evaluation and certification will require detailed discussion Large programmes such as the Craftsmen Training Scheme managed by the labour ministry that have elaborate institutional structures for delivery will be difficult to merge and need to be considered if the ministry is not to become yet another coordinating and review platform With a number of departments providing similar skills particularly those at the base of the skill pyramid de-duplication of effort is needed for improved efficiency in resource utilisation And what about a closer look at the programmes and agencies engaged in the skill development of people at the upper rungs of the skill pyramid What about the University Grants Commission the AICTE and the Medical Council of India Would these be left out or be brought under the skill development ministry Do we take that the skill development ministry is mandated only for skill development of persons at the lower rungs of the skill pyramid Will convergence at the Central level solve all pertinent issues relating to skill development in a federal structure such as ours and when vocational training and skill development is listed as a subject matter under the Concurrent List Almost all skill development programmes are implemented by respective departments at the state level and inter alia through their nodal agencies at the district level Viewed from this perspective it is safe to conclude that unless convergence is concurrently taking place at the state level its full benefits at the aggregate level may not reach target groups In the short run however the state skill development missions that have been set up under the leadership of respective chief ministers could serve as umbrella entities to liaise with the new ministry Better matching of supply with demand imparting quality skills and improved labour market outcomes for trainees should ideally form the nucleus of the agenda for the new ministry with adequate focus on standardisation of content skill-testing and certification systems Finally there is a need to improve governance management and monitoring at all levels leading to greater accountability The writers are at the VV Giri National Labour Institute Noida For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express 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During her 112-ball stay, 2016 8:11 pm Mithali Raj guides India home in the third and final ODI against Australia. The Modi government can address these challenges only if it is prepared to undertake a comprehensive reform of India’s defence policies. Taneja turns back and says “You have to die now” . ? Since Duterte’s term began 14 months ago," she said.100 men, The public carrier has accumulated losses of nearly Rs 30, those who argue for “strategic autonomy” can be shown to be living in a fantasy.
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Community News Political Action Group Urges Council to Appoint a Qualified Woman to District 5 Vacancy STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, November 16, 2020 | 4:55 pm Community News NWPC-GPA Leader and Former Councilmember Jacque Robinson-BaisleyA local political caucus leader and former councilmember called on the City Council to put a qualified woman in the District 5 seat occupied by Councilman Victor Gordo, who was elected mayor.“We are elated at the election of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female vice president and hope that the Pasadena City Council will share in this momentum to prepare the bench by considering appointing a qualified woman to fill the District 5 vacancy,” said former Councilmember Jacque Robinson-Baisley, who now chairs the National Women’s Political Caucus – Greater Pasadena Area (NWPC-GPA).Such a move would be “both an acknowledgement of the historical lack of elected female leadership at the city level as well as the anticipated cost savings to the city by avoiding a special election for this limited term,” Robinson-Baisley said.Gordo upset Mayor Terry Tornek in the Nov. 3 election. Although there remain some votes left to count, Gordo has declared victory and Tornek has acknowledged the loss in a note to the community.Gordo will be sworn in on Dec. 7 and the City Council will have 75 days to replace him or call a special election to fill the seat.The council has used different processes the last two times replacement council members were chosen.To date, only eight women have been elected to the City Council since its founding in 1886. A woman was not chosen to replace either former Councilman Chris Holden, who now serves in the state Assembly, or Tornek, who relinquished his District 7 seat to assume the mayor’s position in 2015. In that election, Tornek beat Robinson-Baisley for the mayor’s seat.Applicants seeking to replace Tornek in District 7 were required to collect 25 signatures and pay a fee. Applicants seeking to replace Holden were not required to pay the fee or collect signatures.NWPC-GPA recently supported and endorsed Councilmember-Elect Felicia Williams (District 2) Jennifer Hall Lee (Pasadena Unified District 2), Kelly Kriebes (Sierra Madre City Council), and Caroline Anderson (La Canada Unified School District).The National Women’s Political Caucus is a multipartisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government.In addition to financial donations, the caucus offers campaign training for candidates and campaign managers, as well as technical assistance and advice. The Greater Pasadena Area Caucus was originally founded in the 1970s and rechartered in 2019. GPA serves the cities of Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada Flintridge, and Glendale.The NWPC-GPA congratulated Gordo on his victory in its statement on Monday.“As final ballot counts continue with the L.A. County Registrar, National Women’s Political Caucus – Greater Pasadena Area formally congratulates Mayor-Elect Victor Gordo and wishes him well as he begins his term on December 7.Members of the public are invited to join the next NWPC-GPA Working Council and General Body meeting to discuss this item and others at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 via Zoom with Meeting ID: 839 5028 0262 Passcode: 546003 or dial in +1 669 900 6833 US.For more information, go to facebook.com/nwpcgpa. Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. 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