Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news …in brief Overseas aspirations Forty per cent of UK executives would be willing to work overseas if giventhe opportunity by their current employers, according to research by HRoutsourcing company Black Mountain. Of those willing to relocate, 74 per centwant to get as far away from the UK as possible, with 27 per cent favouring UShotspot New York, and 25 per cent opting for Sydney, Australia. www.blackmountaingroup.comLeadership centre NHSU, the new corporate university for health and social care, has announcedthat it will work with the NHS Leadership Centre to set up a school ofleadership, management and improvement within the university. The school willbring together expertise in both teaching and research in leadership,management and improvement. www.nhsu.nhs.ukHSBC in Philippines Banking giant HSBC is to set up a call centre in The Philippines to handlecustomer service and backroom operations for its UK customers. The bank willinitially hire 500 people for the operation, to be based on the outskirts ofManila. The company already has service centres for UK customers in India,Malaysia and China. www.hsbc.comDirectors pay The European Union (EU) should not legislate to impose a Europe-wide‘one-size-fits-all’ restriction on directors’ remuneration, according to theChartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Responding to anInternal Market Directorate General consultation document, the CIPD stressedthat national governments should be left to put in place a legislative framework. www.cipd.org.uk …in briefOn 20 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
Shrubs and stumpsAlthough holly shrubs may win you ‘lawn of the month,’ Forschlersaid, hollies planted along your house line can lead to termitesthere.”You plant a small holly bush, and in seven years it blocks theview of the foundation,” he said. “When termites tunnel throughthe ground, they like to follow roots, and these can lead themright into your home’s foundation.”Rid your landscape of anything termites would consider food,Forschler said. “If you have stumps in your lawn, get rid ofthem,” he said. “Rent a stump grinder if you have to. The costwill be worth it in the long run.”Despite having studied termite biology and behavior for the past14 years, Forschler admits to leaving termite food in his lawn once.”I had a new roof put on my house, and the leftover shingles weresitting on a wooden pallet beside the driveway,” he said. “A fewmonths later, when I got around to removing the shingles, Idiscovered termites living in the pallet.” Call a professionalIf, despite your efforts, you have a termite infestation, seek alicensed pest-control operator, Forschler said.”First and foremost, try to choose a pest-control operator whosecontract includes a damage-repair warranty,” he said. “In otherwords, if termites damage the house after the treatment, thepest-control operator will repair the damage at no cost. This isyour insurance that the pest-control operator is doing everythinghe can to protect your home as if it were his home.”Forschler says if a damage-repair warranty isn’t available, makea point to be present when the termite inspection takes place.And take an active part in the process.”I guarantee you that every home landscape in Georgia, from themountains to the coast, has termites living in it,” he said. “I’ve taken samples (from home lawns) all across the state, butrarely do I find a structure infestation.”Ridding the world of termites is “a pipe dream,” he said.”We’re never going to kill them all,” he said. “We just have tofocus on keeping them away from structures while keeping an eyeon yard termites.” Search out moistureTo reduce moisture around your home, you have to know how todetect the signs of moisture problems.”If you see mushrooms cropping up alongside the foundation ofyour home, you likely have a moisture problem in that area,”Forschler said. “Or, if you have tiny trees growing in yourgutter, it’s time to clean them out.”Another problem moisture site is your air-conditioner drip line.Forschler suggests making sure your gutters and A-C drip linedrain away from your house.”Don’t aim sprinkler systems toward the house, either,” he said.Inspect your home, too, he said, to make sure no wood or foamboard insulation contacts the ground. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaInspecting your landscape for termite-attracting features couldreduce your chances of inviting the tiny destroyers into yourhome and your wallet.”Termites need moisture and food to survive,” said BrianForschler, an entomologist with the University of Georgia Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “So homeowners needto make a conscious effort to reduce conditions around theirhomes that attract them.”
Read Governor Wolf’s Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting remarks, as prepared.See pictures from the Capitol Tree Lighting and other holiday celebrations in Harrisburg.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary December 19, 2015 Tree Lighting Time Lapse BLOG: Christmas Tree Lighting at the Capitol (VIDEO) Holidays, The Blog, Videos Updated: December 19, 2015, 12:15 PMPosted: December 14, 2015, 4:10 PMToday, Governor Wolf, First Lady Wolf, and Lieutenant Governor Stack gathered at the Capitol for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year, the 22-foot Douglas Fir grown by Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Carbon County was donated to the commonwealth by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association. Historians believe that the idea of the Christmas Tree began with German Lutherans in the 17th century and spread to Pennsylvania around 1820 after they began to immigrate to this area. Since then, the Christmas Tree has been a key part of Christmas celebrations statewide.Watch the videos of the ceremony and the time lapse below.Tree Lighting Ceremony SHARE Email Facebook Twitter