Work fears if cannabis legal

first_imgTwo thirds of construction industry members worried about the effects of cannabis law reformStuff co.nz 11 August 2019Family First Comment: “As soon as you use the word ‘legal’ the perception is that it’s OK to do it.”Anyone knows that – except the Government and the Druggie Foundation.Construction industry figures say recruitment of the already under-resourced sector will worsen if cannabis is legalised.A Civil Contractors NZ annual report highlighted legalised cannabis as an issue looming over the sector with two thirds of nearly 90 respondents saying it would negatively impact their business.Civil Contractors NZ chief Peter Silcock said businesses were already struggling with staff recruitment “due to substance abuse” and legal weed would “make it even harder”.Founder of workplace drug testing company Workcare, Karl Hardy, “100 per cent” expected to see drug related recruitment issues worsen in the event of legalisation.“As soon as you use the word ‘legal’ the perception is that it’s OK to do it.”Around 70 per cent of its positive tests results were for cannabis, he said.New Zealand has a construction worker short fall in the tens of thousands while also plagued by a housing shortage, particularly in the main centres.Managing director of Robert Lax Max recruitment, Pat Quin, believes the industry is right to be concerned, specifically about cannabis. He said companies could face legal challenges if staff are dismissed over a failed test that may relate to cannabis smoked weeks prior.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114808173/two-thirds-of-construction-industry-members-worried-about-the-effects-of-cannabis-law-reform?cid=app-iPhoneKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Girls’ golf rocks at the Bridgestone Challenge

first_img This time it was the turn of the ambassadors to have fun and to show off their skills in the pro-am which preceded this week’s Challenge Tour event.  The 11-handicapper commented: “These big events give you a look at what really championships are like and you are treated more as a professional than an amateur.” Sophie, 15, gave a great demonstration of girl power when she won the long drive competition with her 232-yard tee shot on the first hole.  Imogen, 16, who was runner-up in the PING women’s fourball betterball Grand Final the day before, enjoyed the sense of occasion she experienced over the two days.  “I’ve always loved it,” said 16-year-old Ysobel, who wants to be a PE teacher and who has helped the project collect three awards and was individually Essex golfer of the year in 2016.  Girls’ golf has been rocking at the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo where teams of ambassadors from Bedfordshire and Essex showed off their skills. Sophie, 15, gave a great demonstration of girl power when she won the long drive competition with her 232-yard tee shot on the first hole.  The Bedfordshire ambassadors made a similar impression on Richard Finch, a two-time winner on the European Tour. He commented: “They were very good. They hit some amazing shots and the way they behaved on the golf course was first class.”  Their professional, Jack Senior is well versed in women’s golf, thanks to his girlfriend Bethany Garton, who has been Lancashire champion. Afterwards he said of his team: “The girls all played good, they were impressive – and they enjoyed it. That’s the big thing, if you don’t enjoy it, there’s no point doing it.” 7 Sep 2017 Girls’ golf rocks at the Bridgestone Challenge Their professional, Jack Senior is well versed in women’s golf, thanks to his girlfriend Bethany Garton, who has been Lancashire champion. Afterwards he said of his team: “The girls all played good, they were impressive – and they enjoyed it.  That’s the big thing, if you don’t enjoy it, there’s no point doing it.” The five-handicapper is a past winner of the Abraham Trophy, for England’s most improved girl golfer, and, with Ysobel, was one of the first ambassadors when Girls Golf Rocks started in Essex three years ago.  Girls’ golf has been rocking at the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo where teams of ambassadors from Bedfordshire and Essex showed off their skills. Girls’ golf rocks at the Bridgestone Challenge  Ysobel Lush, Sophie Wheeler and Charley Hatley from Essex teamed up with professional Jack Senior (pictured top) while Bedfordshire’s Chanel Fontaine-Geary, Imogen Morton-King and Estelle Klausner were partnered by Richard Finch (pictured below).  The 11-handicapper commented: “These big events give you a look at what really championships are like and you are treated more as a professional than an amateur.” Girls Golf Rocks is the successful project run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation which encourages girls to take up the sport. It’s supported by ambassadors from county girls’ sqauds who help the newcomers and show them it’s a fun, friendly game.  Charley, 17, an ambassador for two years, loved the pro-am experience. “It’s been really good to play this course, which I might never be able to play again, and to play with a Tour player. It’s pretty amazing!”  Images copyright Leaderboard Photography Charley, 17, an ambassador for two years, loved the pro-am experience. “It’s been really good to play this course, which I might never be able to play again, and to play with a Tour player. It’s pretty amazing!”  The girls picked up tips. Estelle, 14, was shown how to improve her putting stroke to reduce her 20 handicap, while ten-handicapper Chanel, 12, was advised not to rush her swing.  “I’ve always loved it,” said 16-year-old Ysobel, who wants to be a PE teacher and who has helped the project collect three awards and was individually Essex golfer of the year in 2016.  Ysobel Lush, Sophie Wheeler and Charley Hatley from Essex teamed up with professional Jack Senior, while Bedfordshire’s Chanel Fontaine-Geary, Imogen Morton-King and Estelle Klausner were partnered by Richard Finch.  Captions  Top, from left, Essex ambassadors Charley Hatley, Ysobel Lush and Sophie Wheel with Jack Senior.  Below, from left, Bedfordshire ambassadors Chanel Fontaine-Geary, Imogen Morton-King and Estelle Klausner with Richard Finch.  The Bedfordshire ambassadors made a similar impression on Richard Finch, a two-time winner on the European Tour. He commented: “They were very good. They hit some amazing shots and the way they behaved on the golf course was first class.”  This time it was the turn of the ambassadors to have fun and to show off their skills in the pro-am which preceded this week’s Challenge Tour event.  The girls picked up tips. Estelle, 14, was shown how to improve her putting stroke to reduce her 20 handicap, while ten-handicapper Chanel, 12, was advised not to rush her swing.  Tags: Bridgestone Challenge, Girls Golf Rocks, women and girls Girls Golf Rocks is the successful project run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation which encourages girls to take up the sport. It’s supported by ambassadors from county girls’ sqauds who help the newcomers and show them it’s a fun, friendly game.  Imogen, 16, who was runner-up in the PING women’s fourball betterball Grand Final the day before, enjoyed the sense of occasion she experienced over the two days.  The five-handicapper is a past winner of the Abraham Trophy, for England’s most improved girl golfer, and, with Ysobel, was one of the first ambassadors when Girls Golf Rocks started in Essex three years ago. last_img read more

Scholarship Essay – What Makes a House a Home?

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Selling homes is how we make a living, but our home is where we make a life.  Family, friends, and community all contribute to the spirit of the home.  Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty and its professionals are proud to be part of this wonderful community.We’d love to hear what makes your home special.  Enter our “What Makes a House a Home” scholarship contest.Write a short essay up to 500 words.Open to all high school age students who are either living in Thurston County or attending a Thurston County High School.Three prize winners: 1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $750, and 3rd Place $500Submissions will be accepted April 16, 2012 through May 6, 2012.  Fan voting will take place on our company Facebook page between May 7 – 25 and Finalists will be announced on May 26, 2012.  The winners will be selected by a local judging panel and announced on June 1, 2012.  For a complete listing of Rules and Eligibility for this contest, visit www.cbolympia.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cbolympia.last_img read more