My wife Teri and I enthusiastically support Cal Mukumoto to be our next legislator for District 9. Cal not only loves our coastal area, but he is extremely well qualified By Paula Kehoe. Workforce Development Board’s free online tool automatically pulls local job listings from over 30 online job boards, Question: if something was forgotten for the Shabbos event, is the goy allowed to drive to the warehouse and bring it, are you allowed to ask him to bring Puckett op-ed looks at incredible work done by Rotary Clubs around the world to eradicate polio
My wife Teri and I enthusiastically support Cal Mukumoto to be our next legislator for District 9. Cal not only loves our coastal area, but he is extremely well qualified to represent us. He has the education, diverse experience, and commitment needed for this position in Salem. Both of us have known him for a long time and have always been impressed by his deep understanding of issues facing this region.
Cal graduated in Forest Management from Humboldt State
University in 1977. He was active in Forestry Club and the debate team and worked during college as a janitor, group living advisor, and student lab assistant. In 1988 he earned his MBA in General Management from the University of Washington.
Since then he has worked for governmental bodies as well as
for private industry. In 1994 Congress mandated a scientific study on Indian Forest Management; Cal coordinated this study, which was highly praised by Sen. John McCain, who said “This is the way all (Congressionally mandated) scientific studies should be conducted in the future.”
Cal has experience working for Native American tribes, logging
and lumber companies, and sustainable forests. He now owns a
consulting agency that provides management and problem-solving skills for his clients.
Cal has always been a valued and generous volunteer; he served on the State Board of Forestry, now chairs the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and has always volunteered to help local organizations and schools.
Cal Mukumoto is a man of integrity and accomplishment, and
we hope you will join us in voting for him.
Teri and John Whitty
Looking for work in Peterborough and the Kawarthas just got a lot easier with the Local Jobs Hub
It’s already challenging enough finding work during a pandemic without having to visit all the different job listing websites every day, searching for something local that matches your skills. Now, thanks to a new online tool from the Workforce Development Board (WDB), local job seekers can save a lot of unnecessary time and effort.
The Local Jobs Hub at www.wdb.ca/jobs is a job search engine that connects residents to active job opportunities in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Muskoka that are specifically tailored to match their skills and needs.
The online tool automatically aggregates local job listings from more than 30 online job boards, and comes with enhanced features users may find helpful with their search — including a regional map at www.wdb.ca/map that cross-references job postings with nearby bus routes, cycle routes, schools, childcare centres, and more.
Job hunters can also filter listings by key criteria, including skill level and type, part-time or full-time jobs, and whether a job is temporary, contract, or permanent.
Jennifer Lamantia, WDB’s chief executive officer, points out the hub’s consolidation of job listings streamlines the search process for users.
“It saves time for job seekers because it pulls listings from major sites like Kijiji and Indeed, as well as local job boards such as Trent University’s, which links to our site.”
The Local Jobs Hub is also a great way for employers to get more eyes on their job listings, she says.
“When an employer posts a listing on any of the popular job search websites, the Local Jobs Hub will automatically pick it up and direct more traffic to their listing, drawing them to more talent within the region.”
A few months ago, the WDB initiative caught the attention of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED).
The economic development organization had already heard through the Mayor and Warden’s Economic Recovery Task Force that some employers are having difficulty filling vacant positions, and that the availability of local jobs is an important factor for post-secondary students deciding to return to the region. So PKED reached out to WDB to offer additional promotional support to help raise awareness of the tool.
Rhonda Keenan, PKED president and chief executive officer, says the WDB’s tool is an important asset for supporting the region’s economic recovery by connecting local employers with local job seekers.
“The WDB Local Jobs Hub tool allows job seekers to see the number of available positions in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, including hundreds of full-time and permanent positions, as well as part-time jobs for students,” Keenan says.
“We have so many wonderful employers in Peterborough and the Kawarthas and it’s been encouraging to see the number of new job postings grow throughout September to reach levels similar to postings in January, prior to the onset of COVID-19.”
Lamantia adds that, while there was a big drop in job postings during the first two months of the pandemic, that trend has reversed now that more and more businesses have resumed operations.
“Things picked up in July as restrictions eased a little and postings started to head in a positive direction again,” Lamantia says.
That trend continued for the rest of the summer and into early fall, with the number of new job postings in September rising by 12 per cent — eight per cent higher than when the tool launched in January.
Lamantia also points out that the Local Jobs Hub has now seen a dramatic rise in users, largely a result of the joint marketing efforts of WDB and PKED to promote the online tool. When it launched in January, the Local Jobs Hub had around 1,000 monthly users. In September alone, that number had climbed to around 4,600 users — an increase of 369 per cent.
While Lamantia says employment in some sectors remain limited due to the pandemic, job postings have increased significantly in health care, social assistance, retail trade, along with professional, scientific, and technical services. In Peterborough, September saw a huge increase in job postings for transportation and warehousing, with an increase of 188 per cent from August.
WDB also saw an uptick in job postings for manufacturing, construction and food and accommodation services, Lamantia says.
In addition to making it easier and faster for job seekers to find these opportunities, Lamantia explains, the Local Jobs Hub also offers useful information for community partners. The WDB publishes a monthly “Eye on the Labour Market” newsletter which highlights the top 10 jobs and skills in demand locally.
You can access the Local Jobs Hub by visiting www.wdb.ca/jobs. The website also includes an FAQ section for both job seekers and employers who would like more information.
For job seekers who don’t have access to the internet, Lamantia encourages them to visit their local employment service provider or a public library to access the online tool.
For more information on WDB, visit www.wdb.ca.
This story was created in partnership with PKED and WDB.
Author: Paula Kehoe
Work by gentile on Shabbat – Asking non-Jew to drive to get something – Din – Ask the Rabbi
if something was forgotten for the Shabbos event, is the goy allowed to drive to the warehouse and bring it, are you allowed to ask him to bring it indirectly
If the non-Jew could theoretically bring it without desecrating Shabbos (i.e. the warehouse is not outside of the eiruv etc), even if he chooses to drive because the warehouse is not within a reasonably walking distance, you can hint to him by saying that you forgot the food in the warehouse. If the non-Jew cannot bring it without desecrating Shabbos, it is not permitted, as even if he went on his own accord you would not be allowed to derive any benefit from it. However even if you would be allowed to indirectly ask him, there is another issue of benefitting from the work that he did for you. See the following post https://dinonline.org/2020/10/25/non-jew-that-bought-something-for-party-on-shabbos/ regarding this issue
All the best
Mishna Berura 276:27
Author: Rabbonim of the Beis Hora’a
Puckett: Rotary Clubs around the world work together to eradicate polio
If you don’t or need a minute to recall the crippling and potentially fatal disease that mostly affects children under 5 years old – that’s because Rotary International and partners started the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988.
There were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year.
Since then, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent and we’re on the brink of making polio the second disease to be eradicated. Smallpox was the first.
Saturday was World Polio Day – a day to reflect on how far Rotary and its partners have come and a reminder to keep the pedal down toward eradication.
Without these efforts over the past 30 years, nearly 19 million people would have been paralyzed and 1.5 million would have died.
In addition, the infrastructure we helped build to end polio is being used to treat and prevent other diseases – including COVID-19.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could eradicate that right now?
Our PolioPlus program was the first initiative to vaccinate children on a massive scale. As part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary focuses on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and building awareness.
Rotary members around the world have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Our advocacy efforts have helped governments decide to give more than $10 billion to help.
That includes members of my club, the Rotary of Club of Lubbock, which is proudly celebrating our 100th year.
But Rotarians in other clubs on the South Plains have stepped up too.
Those clubs are: Andrews, Brownfield, Denver City, Floydada, Greater Southwest Lubbock, Lamesa, Levelland Breakfast, Levelland Noon, Littlefield, Lockney, Metropolitan Lubbock, Muleshoe, Plainview, Post, Seagraves, Seminole, Snyder, Sweetwater and Tahoka.
Rotary and our partners have made tremendous progress against polio, but eliminating all cases is going to take more progress and perseverance. Two countries continue to report cases – Afghanistan and Pakistan, which face unique challenges, including political insecurity, highly mobile populations, difficult terrain, and, in some instances, vaccine refusal and misinformation.
With sufficient resources, the commitment of national governments, and innovations that improve access to remote areas, we’re optimistic we can eliminate polio.
Rotary has committed to raising $50 million per year for this fight. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total commitment of $150 million each year. These funds provide much-needed operational support, medical workers, laboratory equipment and educational materials. Governments, corporations and private donors all play a crucial role in funding.
More than a million Rotary members have donated their time and money to eradicate polio, and every year, hundreds of members work with health workers to vaccinate children in countries affected by polio. Rotary members work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute informational materials for people in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. They also mobilize to recruit fellow volunteers, assist in transporting the vaccine and provide other logistical support.
We’ve been blessed to be aided in this efforts by a growing list of public figures and celebrities who support our fight against polio, including Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; actresses Kristen Bell and Archie Panjabi; actor and wrestling superstar John Cena; supermodel Isabeli Fontana; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu; action-movie star Jackie Chan; actor Donald Sutherland; boxing great Manny Pacquiao; pop star Psy; golf legend Jack Nicklaus; conservationist Jane Goodall; premier violinist Itzhak Perlman; Grammy Award winners A.R. Rahman, Angélique Kidjo, and Ziggy Marley; and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan. These ambassadors help Rotary educate the public about the disease and the fight to end polio for good.
People in Lubbock know Rotary – and other service clubs – love to step up to help. We’ve been doing it for years and are proud we played a key role in the genesis of the South Plains Food Bank.
We’ve been helping with projects like that and many others over our century of “Service Above Self.”
But we don’t talk enough locally about what Rotary International – all Rotarians around the world – have done and are doing to end polio.
And even if you’re not a Rotarian, you can help by going to endpolio.org.
Joe Puckett is president of The Rotary Club of Lubbock for 2020-2021. He’s been a Rotarian since 1989 in both New Mexico and Texas, serving as president of Hobbs, N.M. Rotary Club.