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Fricke's Picks Radio: Remembering Big Brother's Sam Andrew
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RIP Brother Paul O'Donnell ~ Taken too Soon
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Damond Bar, Calif. (PRWEB) February 11, 2015
NOVAtime Technology, Inc. (http://www.novatime.com), together with Pacific Time Systems, announced today that Christian non-profit Open Doors USA has implemented NOVAtime SaaS Workforce Management Solution, the hosted version of NOVAtime’s industry-leading time and attendance solution. With the implementation, the non-profit has gained a 100% web-based system that allows its employees to punch in from any device with a web-browser and its supervisors to more accurately track their team’s accruals and attendance. For payroll administrators, the solution’s powerful report generator has proved invaluable.
Serving Christians in more than 60 countries around the world, California-based Open Doors USA is a non-profit organization that began in 1955 as a mission by its Dutch founder, Brother Andrew, to smuggle bibles to communist Poland. What began with bible distribution has expanded to literacy programs and job training for women, church and home construction, and support for Christian refugees. Open Doors also works with Christian churches and organizations in the Middle East to provide humanitarian supplies to thousands of families each month.
Prior to implementing NOVAtime 4000 SaaS Timekeeping in 2010, the non-profit had been relying on paper timesheets to collect employee time. With the new cloud-based system, Open Doors USA can get an accurate snapshot of its 40-strong labor force, whether employees are at the California headquarters or working from home across the country. Using the system’s employee portal, Employee Web Services (EWS), the non-profit’s employees can access NOVAtime 4000 online not only to punch in and out, but also to submit timesheets, view work schedules, look up accrual balances, submit time-off requests, and more.
Open Doors Staff Accountant Chelsea Collins elaborates on the advantages of the web portal for supervisors, “They use NOVAtime to track accruals and attendance. Supervisors like that with NOVAtime – they can go back and look at trends in attendance.” In addition to allowing supervisors to view summary timesheet information for overall departmental cost and performance evaluation, Supervisor Web Services (SWS) streamlines various time and attendance workflows, including timesheet editing and approval, time off requests, and schedule creation.
NOVAtime 4000’s internal report generator added to the appeal of the system for Open Doors’ payroll administrators. “The report generator is especially useful when we have to pay someone manually, as it allows us to run a report to find out how many hours an employee worked. Based on those hours, we can pay the employee manually,” says Ms. Collins. NOVAtime 4000’s report generator comes with over 100 configurable report templates, including time and attendance, labor costing, accrual tracking, system audit trail, and payroll reports. Reports can be exported in various file formats and published or emailed to selected system users.
Making the move from a paper-based timekeeping system to a leading-edge workforce management software was an important undertaking for the mid-sized non-profit, and the implementation and support services provided by NOVAtime authorized reseller Pacific Time Systems (http://www.pactime.com/) helped ensure that the endeavor was ultimately a success.
Open Doors uses TelePayroll to process their payroll.
With corporate offices located in Diamond Bar, California, NOVAtime is the leader in integrating Time & Attendance / Workforce Management systems with a company’s Human Resource and Payroll systems. NOVAtime is known for their scalable and leading-edge software and hardware technology, and many of the best-managed companies in the world have chosen NOVAtime as their preferred Time & Attendance / Workforce Management solution provider. NOVAtime is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with FrontRunner status. For more information on NOVAtime, please visit http://www.novatime.com or call 877-486-6682.
Chartwell, Winston Churchill's beloved family home near Sevenoaks, marks the …
On January 30, 1965, 350 million people across Europe watched the final journey of one of the most extraordinary prime ministers Britain has even seen. Statesman, war leader, writer and artist, Winston Churchill has long held an almost reverential …
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Christmas Eve hit-and-run in Pennsville ended life of beloved family member …
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Asheville musicians rally to support beloved West African family
Asheville's music community is coming together to support one of the city's most beloved percussionists in the wake of a tragedy that befell his family in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Adama Dembele moved to Asheville several years ago from Ivory Coast and …
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FRESNO, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
Karen McCaffrey, Vice President of McCaffrey Homes, a leading homebuilder based in Fresno, Calif., has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of trustees of the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF).
Founded in 1978, the California Homebuilding Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and a nonprofit affiliate of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA).
“As the current Chair of The California Homebuilding Foundation, it is my pleasure to welcome Karen McCaffrey to our board of trustees,” said Michael Cortney.
“A third generation builder,” Cortney added, “Karen brings a unique and proven knowledge of our industry. Her dedication to charitable organizations will bring added value to our scholarship program and her long term understanding of homebuilding will be perfect for our research projects.”
Based in Sacramento, the California Building Industry Association represents thousands of companies across California. Member firms include homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals.
As the non-profit arm of CBIA, the California Homebuilding Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the long-term growth of the building industry. CHF provides networking events, research and statistics, academic assistance, grant-funding and job training for high school students.
The CHF is also the presenter of California’s top home building industry award, the Hall of Fame, which recognizes industry leaders and offers their career examples as an inspiration to others. Karen McCaffrey, and her husband Robert McCaffrey, founders of McCaffrey Homes, were inducted into the CHF Hall of Fame in June 2014.
“I’m proud to serve an organization that invests in the future of the homebuilding industry by helping students, empowering lives, and building futures,” Karen McCaffrey said. “The Foundation serves both members and the public as an educational and informational resource for all things related to homebuilding. CHF makes a difference in our community and across the state. I look forward to assisting that good work.”
An industry and community leader, Karen McCaffrey grew up in the homebuilding industry. Her father, John Bonadelle, was a long-time developer and leading builder in California.
Karen has served on the Board of Trustees for charitable organizations including Valley Children’s Hospital and the Advisory Council of the Craig School of Business at CSU Fresno. She currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California, Andrus School of Gerontology and the Advisory Council of the Gazarian Center of Real Estate at CSU Fresno.
Building in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley for more than 35 years and three generations, McCaffrey Homes has provided homebuyers with the American Dream.
Having constructed more than 8,000 homes, McCaffrey is now building in four communities in the Fresno and Clovis, Calif., area: The Gallery in Fresno, The Heights at Loma Vista, The Gallery in Clovis and The Heights on Copper. The company has begun planning the first Village of Tesoro Viejo, a 1,600 acre master planned community in Madera County, with groundbreaking planned for 2016.
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Celebs Fangirling Over Other Celebs! Find Out Who LOVES Who HERE?!
We all love to fangirl/boy over our own favorite celebrities! But did you know stars have their fellow famous people that they freak out over when they meet them? For instance, when Anna Kendrick met Beyoncé at the Grammys in 2014, and she was …
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Exclusive: Aaron Watson Premieres “That's Why God Loves Cowboys”
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Goat Loves Eating Peanut Butter, We Love Goat (VIDEO)
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Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2014
According to the statistics from the CDC, the marriage rate is 68 per 1000 individuals, whereas the divorce rate is 36. It is commonly said that in the US, 50% of all marriages end up with divorce.
Are Americans not taking their marriage vows seriously — saying “I do” and then saying “I don’t”?
Bestselling author and renowned marriage consultant Hellen Chen believes that most couples do take their marriage vows seriously but inadequate marriage education is to blame for many of them ending up in painful divorces. This hurts not only the two individuals, but the family unit.
“The family is the basic building block of society, and the first step in creating a family is through marriage,” said Chen.
As such, when separation or divorce occurs, it is this family unit that is most disrupted, and it destabilizes society.
“The impact of failed relationships is much more serious than most people want to admit. Failed marriages affect the individuals themselves, the younger generation and ultimately our culture.” Chen said.
The marriage consultant is also responsible for bringing together in marriage many singles, who were previously skeptical about getting married. With the help of the persistent relationship master, many have married and stayed married. Chen has shared some of these real-life stories in her book “The Matchmaker of the Century”, which became a #1 bestseller on Barnes & Noble’s website following its release.
Chen has also written more than 20 books on different topics including marriage, family and individual responsibilities.
“In my travels to many countries and meeting people from all cultures, I see having a lasting relationship is at the top of the wish list of most people. Yet there are very little education aimed at helping men and women to understand how to have lasting relationships,” she said.
According to Chen, the most a young person can hope for in terms of “marriage education” is some advice from well-meaning members of the family, from colleagues, from the internet, or drawing from one’s own experiences.
“It is easy to walk away from our problems rather than face them. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t like your parents, ignore them. If you don’t like your spouse, divorce. I want to challenge people to adopt a different approach to relationships. Instead of saying, “Who cares?” why not say, “What can I learn from the problem and how can I improve myself?”” said Chen.
In her efforts to increase marriage education and help singles and married individuals to experience a deeper love relationship, Chen began a series of workshops in Los Angeles, Taiwan, Singapore and Dubai. The next Love Seminar will be held in Los Angeles on December 27 at the Hilton Hotel.
Chen’s work has been featured in over 200 media publications in 20 countries.
For more info on Hellen’s work and Love Seminars, please visit http://MatchmakerOfTheCentury.com/
Corleone Family Values: The Godfather Part II at 40
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Friday Fox Follies – Fox Family Values
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Carlos Santana: my family values
But, later, after we joined him in San Francisco, the family stayed together. My dad was Mr Charisma. He played violin. I adored him because of the way he carried himself, the way he dressed and smelt. He knew he was magnetic. He had a way of giving …
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London, UK (PRWEB) November 24, 2014
Stress is a part of everyday life for teens and youth. The feelings range from average feelings of being tired all the time to feeling overwhelmed and can have devastating long term effects on their mental and physical health. NoBullying examines, in an article released today, the reasons and effects of teen stress.
Tests, papers, extracurricular activities, sports, friends, and family all play a part in how to deal with stress from school. Some factors put teens at risk of stress overload. Family conflicts, bullying, problems with schoolwork, disability, poor living conditions are hard to manage over the long term.
Signs of a stressed teen are a person that develops anxiety and panic attacks every day or several times a week, moodiness, headaches, physical symptoms, drinking, smoking, sadness or depression. This often comes as teens being getting overwhelmed by the circumstances surrounding them. Often they have part time jobs, school pressure about grades and career choices, peer pressure about sex and drugs, hormonal changes, and sometimes bullying by a clique in school and online.
With all the stress parents have to be able to talk with their children and help them find ways to cope better with daily teen stress. Stress can cause health problems both physical and mental so learning ways to cope is important for teens. The issues that stress teens the most are parents, homework, relationships, friends, and siblings.
Many teens tend not to know how to deal with stress at school but find ways to distract themselves from it. A clear sign of teens trying to ignore or play down their stress is the rise of the abbreviation “YOLO” among teens. An acronym for “You Only Live Once”, this is a wave of teens living in the moment and trying hard to ignore all aspects of their present and their futures.
One of the best ways to help teens with stress is to talking to children. Knowing what they are doing and dealing with their problems gives them some place to vent feelings and discuss solutions. It is more than essential for parents to use their own previous experience to tell teens that it all passes and not to let them feel overwhelmed by the stress of daily life.
Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying says “From everyday bullying to college and career choices as well as family issues, today’s teens are going through very stressful times and parents and teachers neglect to address the epidemic of teen stress.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of neglecting online safety and photos safety. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.
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