Royal Mail jobs on offer as part of Christmas recruitment drive

Royal Mail is hiring temporary Christmas Casuals in order to help them during the busiest time of the year.

The Christmas period is traditionally a very busy time for the postal service, as it sees a huge increase in parcels and letters coming through its sorting office.

Because of this it needs “a few thousand” extra staff in order to help “deliver Christmas to everyone in the UK”.

Each of the Royal Mail centres are offering a range of shifts, from early and late ones to nights and weekends.

A job advertisement for the role says that applicants will be working just like “Mr and Mrs Claus” in helping to bring the festive season to people, and that the hours will be “flexible and adaptable”.

Those who are given the job will help to unload mail and parcels from vans, move them around the warehouse and sort them.

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Aldi pledges to create another 4,000 jobs as part of its plans to open 100 stores by the end of next year

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Aldi has pledged to create another 4,000 jobs as part of its plans to open 100 stores by the end of next year. 

The supermarket has already hired 3,000 staff this year thanks to booming demand for food during lockdown. 

Aldi has also expanded its existing £1billion investment over two years to £1.3bn – the largest in its 30-year history. 


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The new stores will be opened in London and the south-east, and it will soon open its 900th shop in a former Waitrose in Sandhurst, Berkshire – on the way to a target of 1,200 stores by 2025. Aldi is also expanding its online business, taking its click-and-collect trial from one store to 15 in the next few weeks. Customers can also order online via Deliveroo from 20 stores. 

The expansion poses a fresh challenge to

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At UAlbany, education a key part of battling COVID-19

ALBANY — University at Albany saw 18 new COVID-19 cases last week,  inching closure to the 100-case threshold that according to state guidelines would trigger a campus-wide “pause” and force classes to shift online.

Off-campus parties have been blamed for the spread of the disease, but strict sanctions against students who knowingly break safety protocols and widespread testing are only part of the solution, experts say.

Education and changing students’ attitudes about the disease is a key component to managing any public health crisis, according to Dolores Cimini, director at UAlbany’s Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research.

“In the 1980s, when we did AIDS prevention, what we did was education and we gave people condoms and dental dams. During COVID-19, we doing education and we are giving people masks, sanitizer, and other things to protect themselves,” Cimini said. “We distributed them not only to our long-term students but

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Digital learning tools for English language learners part of funding approved by Hamilton County school board

Funding recently approved by the Hamilton County Board of Education will provide resources for students learning English as a second language.

The more than $16,000 approved unanimously on Sept. 17 is from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III, Part A program — aimed to improve the education of English language learners by helping them meet state academic standards.

According to a summary breakdown from the school district, the majority of the money — more than $13,000 — will go toward instructional supplies.

The supplies, district officials said, are software programs like ELLevation, Rosetta Stone Classroom, and Flocabulary. The remainder of the funding will go toward teacher salaries and benefits.

Boston-based ELLevation is a distance learning tool that serves 450,000 English Language Learners across 260 school districts in 30 states. Flocabulary, founded in Brooklyn, is known for its online educational hip hop songs and videos. Virginia-based Rosetta Stone gives students

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5G Revolution Will Create 4.6 Million Jobs in America Through 2034 as Part of “Next Wave” of Mobility

5G will grow jobs, not just in tech, but in sectors across the economy in what would be traditionally considered white- and blue-collar positions 

More than 100,000 5G-related positions already created

The National Spectrum Consortium and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today unveiled groundbreaking research that finds that the 5G revolution will create 4.6 million jobs through 2034 as part of a new wave of mobility and innovation. Additionally, the study finds that current 5G build-out and engineering activities have created 106,000 jobs as of April/May 2020, helping in a modest way to offset the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Third Wave: How 5G Will Drive Job Growth Over the Next Fifteen Years (Graphic: Business Wire)

The study, conducted by Dr. Michael Mandel and Elliott Long of PPI on behalf of the National Spectrum Consortium, finds that this

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Texas rejects proposed LGBTQ lessons in schools as part of sex education revision

LGBTQ rights advocates are pushing back against the Texas Board of Education’s recent rejection of a proposed curriculum to teach middle school and high school students about gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Students walk on the campus of Wheatley High School in Houston, Sept. 11, 2017.

The Republican-dominated board rejected a batch of proposed curriculum changes last week, striking down mandates to require students to learn about the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation as well as a proposal to teach middle schoolers about consent. The board is expected to take a final vote on any changes in the sexual education curriculum in November.


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Some proponents of the changes called the rejection “especially tragic” as research shows that most LGBTQ students don’t feel safe at school because of harassment and bullying.

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Amazon to bring over 2,500 jobs to the Central Valley as part of widespread hiring spree

Amazon is recruiting more than 100,000 workers across the U.S. and Canada in anticipation of the holiday season, over 2,500 of which will be hired across the Central Valley.


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According to an Amazon spokesperson, the company is adding over 4,000 jobs throughout Northern California, with 1,700 in the Sacramento area and 2,600 planned for the Central Valley. Brittany Parmley, a PR manager for Amazon Operations, said the Central Valley jobs will be available in Tracy, Patterson and Stockton.

She added that jobs range from packing customer orders to positions in HR and finance within the individual buildings.

Wages will start at $15 per hour, Parmley said, and benefits like health and dental insurance, as well as a 401(k) match, will be available “on day one.” Select positions also come with a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000. Jobs are available for those with and without a college degree,

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Coxswain Development Part 1 – Traits and Program Education – Rowing Stories, Features & Interviews

Following the cancellation of the 2020 spring racing season, row2k solicited the collegiate coaching community to engage in a variety of high-level topics within the profession. We submitted over sixty questions across a dozen topics and thank the coaches and staffs that found time to contribute their thoughts during this stressful time.

This week we focus on the topic of Coxswain Development with the following questions:


We are looking for coxswains that have the respect of their crews, can demonstrate the ability to impact the atmosphere in their boats and therefore the success of their team, and someone who is highly competitive. Our coxes love to win; they’re athletes, not socialites.

I’m always looking for coxswains that are smart, organized, and

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$9 million awarded as part of New York’s Historic Workforce Development Initiative

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66 New York state businesses, community colleges, and community-based organizations receive funding for workforce development

Awards will fund in-demand skills training for 3,600 New Yorkers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced 66 businesses, schools and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9 million as part of the state’s historic Workforce Development Initiative. The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I thank the essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives and care for their fellow New Yorkers, and recommit to supporting all workers who are helping in New York’s ongoing recovery,” Cuomo said. “These awards will provide thousands of workers with the training and skills they need to ‘Build Back Better.’ “

“Our historic Workforce

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Political Science 15. Wars and political economy Part III The cold war era

The war was finally over; or was it? Let me reiterate that this series is a study of Economics, which includes Political Economics. However, Political Economics emerged from the use, or threat of the use of, force; and is evolving alongside developments in the use of force and/or the threat of it; and because the use of force by states is continuously evolving, so is political economics. It is therefore imperative that we address the two, together.

Coined in the eighteenth century under moral philosophy, “Political Economics” originally looked at the states’ administration of wealth. Early in the twentieth century, this subject converted to Economics. It was after WW 1, when the dependence on colonies became glaring, that economists adverted to the economic interdependence of states and, the fact that Political Economy was linked to the use of force and, therefore, also diplomacy.

As WW 11 approached its end, it

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