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The generalist approach subscribes to the eclectic methodology for what Social Workers do. The application of the generalist approach is by nature nebulous. In an advanced technological society, practice technology is less forthcoming in the absence of technologically based skill. Evidence Based Practiced entails a series of scientific research procedures. It is intended for the application of rigorous expertise to arrive at the most effective intervention based upon objective research findings. Subsequently Evidence Based Practice is then critical to accommodate social services in the 21st century.

Evidence Based Practice (EBP) as Social Work technology is compulsory in a changing racial, ethnic, and cultural environment. Heretofore, technology vis Social Work is defined as the application of objective science to practice. Kaufman and Raymond (1996) conclude that public perceptions of Social Work as a genuine profession is significant because community sanction is essential to its survival. Andrews (1987) contends that a favorable public perception is a needed element in sustaining a profession, and the sustaining process should involve continuous marketing of the profession and its services to the general public as well as professional peers. Additionally, according to Roff and Klemmack (1983), perceptions of Social Workers can be an indirect measure of the potential support for a variety of social services. Public perceptions also significantly impact upon individual willingness to seek assistance from Social Workers and similar helping professionals (Andersen Newman, 1973; Von Sydow Reimer, 1998). Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the perceptions of Social Work as a profession grounded in its own technology contribute to its ability to attract qualified students and other prospective personnel to sustain its future (Kaufman Raymond, 1996). The outcome will influence the ability of Social Work to remain a viable component of the social services vocation.

The objective of this paper is the introduction of EBP as a legitimate technology significant to the evolution of Social Work practice. Orientation to said introduction will provide the Social Work intelligentsia and its professional peers with the specifics by which its credibility and professional status can be enhanced. It will illuminate some of the heretofore uncorroborated criticisms that have been attributed to the profession lack of a technological expertise. Such an exposition is ultimately designed to enhance an understanding of the unique blend of values, ethics and social justice that has enabled Social Work to advocate the status of a legitimate profession. The outcome will provide a glimpse of the future where Social Work practitioners will permeate every level of the social service community, dedicated to the emergence of an increasingly diverse, racially indistinct Social Work clientele.

The current status of Social Work is perceived universally as one that is semi professional and less rigorous than that of the so called true professions (Hall, 2000). That perception is assumed of its current technology where performance is less measurable and less amenable to public scrutiny. Said technology may also be performed in a less amenable setting necessitating the need for constant evaluation. Subsequently, Social Workers seek and require community sanction and at times are admonished for what they do. Such actions are less indicative of bonafide professionals. That is, the public is not likely to review the work of attorneys nor is the public likely to review the work of politicians for quality assurance. No attorney is expected to justify their courtroom strategy to anyone other than the client. On the other hand Social Work practitioners must satisfy both client and the public at large. External checks and balances are rare among legal professionals unlike the so called Social Worker (Rosen, Proctor, Morrow Howell Staudt, 1995).

Perhaps the most startling perception of Social Workers is currently revealed in the examination of stereotypes held by helping professionals themselves (including Social Workers) towards one another. The findings concur with the negative notions of the general public. Koeske, Koeske, and Mallinger (1993) surveyed mental health care professionals attitudes towards one another, concluding that clinical Social Workers were rated highest as with respect to warmth by all respondents but received the fewest referrals from others employed in the field. In a comparable study, Folkins, Wieselberg, and Spensely (1981) concluded that psychiatric Social Workers were more likely than psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatric technicians to harbor negative stereotypes of other professionals. These findings were attributed to the assumed of psychiatric Social Workers based upon relatively lower rates of compensation and prestige. Studies such as the aforementioned, while less than complimentary reveal the need to further establish with some consistency a synopsis of what the current status of Social Work is.

By way of serious scrutiny, Social Work qualifies for acceptance into the fold of professional occupations. The rationale for its acceptance extends from the generalist approach. The generalist approach facilitates the use of various models, theories, and techniques as necessary for effective micro and macro level practice (Tucker, 1996). This concept is particularly useful upon initiation of service with a specific client. It enhances the ability of the practitioner to define, assess, and identify the most appropriate intervention for the desired outcome commensurate with the profession system of ethics.

Germane to the rigor of Social Work and professions in toto is its standard of ethics. For those who are less knowledgeable about the profession of Social Work, acknowledgement of the importance of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW, 1990) may be less forthcoming. The NASW is the origin of the Social Work Code of Ethics. Were it not for the existence of a Code of Ethics under which bonafide Social Workers operate client populations might suffer unnecessary risks at the mercy of imposters and/or frauds.

The obvious goal of the NASW Code of Ethics is to insure that Social Workers practice a standard of behavior that will minimize harm to clients (Bersoff, 1999). Given that ethics are associated with rather sensitive areas, as a policy institution, the NASW has been less enthusiastic about responding to controversial areas of practice. It moves only when required by law or community sanction. But the fact is Social Workers are different from most other professionals. Ethics for practitioners are an extremely important part of services rendered (Abramson, 1990; Beckerman, 1991). That because as a profession Social Work requires community sanction and to obtain said sanction requires a sound ethical core to be considered competent (Levy, 1976, p. 14). Were Social Workers to operate absent a Code the profession would be exposed to increased risks to its competency both as a profession and individual practitioners. That exposes clients at risk who can then be exploited by any imposter who wants to assume the role of a Social Worker. The long term affects of imposters if ignored will be to damage the professional esteem of Social Workers because they will lose community sanction. Their ethical problems will unnecessarily attract attention that may actually extend from otherwise good practice circumstances which will further create ethical dilemmas (Loewenberg Dolgoff, 1992, p.7).

In fact it is difficult according to predict ethical practice simply on the basis of an existing ethical Code (1984). According to Rest (1984), the prediction is impossible given the universe of potential impacts upon human behavior. If that assumption is assumed to be true, then the client/worker relationships may not be irrelevant to judgment and behavior on the part of practitioners. Forsyth and Berger (1982) and Forsyth and Nye (1990) concur. According to both it is possible to anticipate judgments based upon ethical codes, but similar logic does not apply to human behavior. Consequently it is apparent that a relationship exists between the preferred perception of Social Work as an ethics grounded profession and the elimination of certain types of undesirable behavior by Social Work practitioners including those which ignore ethics.

The evolution of Social Work has not been irrelevant to the norms of the profession which has encouraged new and dynamic practice options. Early on in its history Social Work technology consisted primarily of case work, group work and community organization. Social Work practitioners were educated and trained to conduct social services in limited skill areas including children and families or policy and administration. As their service context broadened the profession was confronted by the need to expand practitioner competency to address a wide variety of areas (Ashman Hull 1999). This need resulted in the application of the generalist approach.

subscribes to the eclectic methodology for what Social Workers do. Eclecticism extends from a multi disciplinary history that has resulted in a complexity of interpretations that frequently overlap. Under the circumstances there can be no singular practice technology. Furthermore, in traditional terms there exists no singular standard demarcation between those Social Workers who by generalist approach are deemed technologically competent and those who are deemed technologically incompetent. This fact extends from the subjective application of the generalist approach which compromises its technological worth.

The application of the generalist approach is by nature nebulous. Its nebulous construction is suited to an understanding of the individual within their biopsychosocial environment and its resulting demands. The generalist approach then allows the Social Worker to respond not only to the immediate and obvious stresses upon the client, but include the stresses brought by the community and the society at large in a systems configuration. The Social Work practitioner trained in the generalist approach will thus address the immediate stresses of the client but simultaneously confer with agencies, organizations, institutions and the community as a whole to undertake the conditions which precipitated client stress. It uses a holistic design rather than methods of comprehensive specificity (Gibbs, Locke Lohman, 1990). The application of the generalist approach to Social Work is thus a practice perspective given to the interactions between systems and dedicated to the goals of social justice, client autonomy and system function.

As with most helping professions the Social Work practitioner must develop intervention skills based upon the needs of the client. The generalist approach was initiated as a process for incorporating the multitude of systems and the dynamic influences of the client biopsychosocial environment. The generalist approach is also based largely on a scientific model and is essentially contingent upon systems theory. While the practice environment is not irrelevant to systems theory, the generalist approach requires that the Social Worker also hone a set of skills effective for intervening with a variety of client stresses. Said Worker must then be poised to address any manifestations of private dysfunctions as well as the public and/or institutional. It is then the objective of the generalist practitioner using a holistic frame, to confront client dysfunctions relative to their needs and involving their participation (Stewart, 2008). Thus, in essence, the generalist Social Work practitioner is ideally regarded by the profession as one who is qualified to resolve a variety of client circumstances in a variety of environmental settings using a variety of practice skills to intervene at the appropriate system level (Schatz, Jenkins Sheafor 1990).

By literal definition, traditional schools of thought suggest that technological competence includes the capacity to execute a particular task via scientific objectivity (Jones Alcabes, 1989). This simple definition becomes obsolete when applied to Social Work. It fails to consider variation in clients and desired outcomes. Furthermore, when applied to Social Work, technological competence has not been standardized because the tasks may vary in accordance with differing treatment methodologies (O 1999). The tasks of a macro practitioner will differ from those required of a micro practitioner. Thus, it logically follows that traditional assessments of the generalist approach as Social Work technology definitions?are all but impossible to apply unless a single criterion for the evaluation of competence can be specified. The definition of competence, however, should not be assumed altered as different tasks are performed. While the concept of task specificity eludes the idea of a single set of competence criterion, Social Work cannot be regarded as a semi profession for that reason alone. Whereas decision making ability, treatment modality, knowledge base, and so forth are important, none of these as a single criterion reign sufficient given the multiplicity of practice objectives. However, when considered in toto they comprise Social Work generalist approach making necessary the use of EBP.

In an advanced technological society, practice technology is less forthcoming in the absence of technologically based skill. While Social Work has maintained some degree of technical expertise that is the generalist approach it is perceived universally as less rigorous than the so called classic professions (Hall, 2000). That perception is the product of its technology where the generalist approach is less measurable and less amenable to public scrutiny. The performance of the generalist approach may also take place in a less amenable setting, necessitating the need for constant evaluation to assess outcomes. Subsequently, Social Workers seek and require community sanction and at times are admonished for what they do when their work offends the public domain. Such actions are less indicative of bonafide professions. Social Workers who lack practice expertise then encounter public scrutiny in the outcome of unpopular decision making (Rosen, et al., 1995).

As Systems Theory was borrowed from the hard sciences, EBP was borrowed from medical science for application to the social sciences (Sackett, Richardson, Rosenberg, Haynes, 1997; Sackett, Rosenberg, Gray, Haynes Richardson, 1996). Evidence Based Practiced entails a series of scientific research procedures. It is intended for the application of rigorous expertise to arrive at the most effective intervention based upon objective research findings (Haynes, Devereaux, Guyatt, 2002). It is a deliberate and reasoned process fashioned to bring about resolutions that are commensurate with evidence, ethics, and achievable outcomes. Succinctly put, EBP is distinguished by integration of the best research evidence (Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, Haynes, 2000, p. 1). The best research evidence is compiled by relevant and recognized professionals who have the skills and experience to organize unique circumstances and characteristics into a viable strategy. That strategy is intended to serve the client desired outcomes taking into consideration their risks, benefits, personal values and expectations. Scientific objectivity as pertains to the generalist approach will lessen the impact of criticisms. Commensurate with the prescripts of a profession, the proposed EBP will utilize data from a variety of sources (Haynes, et al., 2002). The scientific experts who are consulted will incorporate the unique perspectives and skills available to enable the most relevant and productive situational outcomes. Subsequently EBP will require the accumulation of data and consultation with experts to bring about the most informed and effective methods.

Evidence Based Practice is a de politicized extension of methods that were previously utilized in helping professions, including the aforementioned medical field. As per the de politicization of practice, EBP is herein suggested as an alternative to the accusations of Social Work as a less than bonafide profession. Under the guise of scientific objectivity pointed criticisms of Social Work practice are determined to be contingent upon values, anecdote, and political viability. The intent of EBP is to assist in the de politicization of the generalist approach. De politicization will enable objectivity and the recognition of Social Work as a profession distinguishable from a semi profession by the exactness of its technological expertise. Doing so will accommodate working practitioners and the clients they serve, resolving the issue of practice technology.

The evolution of Social Work toward a more legitimate practice technology can be realized via the prescripts of EBP. Evidence Based Practice is intended to provide a means to further validate Social Work practitioners who are engaged in the conduct of social services. Evidence Based Practice is aligned with the most rigorous scientific evidence available from recognized experts in relevant fields of expertise. In the current and most recent era, Social Work practitioners have been limited in their attempts to serve public interests by the political structures that undermine the viability of their validation as legitimate profession. Thus, EBP is composed ideally of methods for which there is consistent, scientific evidence establishing that practitioner involvement be commensurate with desired outcomes. The current political environment suggests that those who criticize Social Work have not benefited from comprehension of the EBP model.

Unfortunately, the application of the term evidence based has been popularly used in ways that were unintended. In fact, strategies that are described as evidence based are a misuse of the term in that the methods or technologies involved are not (Gambrill, 2003). Social Work practitioners who adhere to EBP must necessarily be scientifically rigorous in their assessment of proposed practice methods. The fact that much of the public has been misled regarding EBP requires its explanation (Straus McAlister, 2000). This will minimize misuse and enable more appropriate comprehension of the concept.

An accurate assessment of Social Work practice reveals as much similarity with the tenets of a profession as differentiation. Historically, Social Work practitioners were trained to apply humanistic values to an understanding of clients, vis the biopsychosocial environment. Simultaneously, the generalist approach to practice as Social Work technology and the length of training varies considerably from one locale to another. There is no specific technology or universal standards for differentiating the skills of Social Work practitioners from those of other helping professionals. Social Work programs exist at differing levels of education and for differing fields of specialization. Despite the fact there are no universal qualification standards required of Social Work professors, student characteristics, college curricula and type of practicum experience best suited to desired educational outcomes (Hokenstad Kendall 2001). What more the United States and Europe have had a major impact upon the direction of Social Work training throughout the world including developing nations. Still, the issue of technology and the generalist approach to practice is one that has been subject to less public scrutiny both at home and abroad.

A number of critics have raised questions about Social Work professional status. Some such as Abraham Flexener (Etzioni, 1969, p. 145) have had little influence on Social Work and others such as Amaiti Etzioni (19
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Believe it or not the use of football boots dates back to Henry VIII of England. Her majesty ordered a pair from the Great Wardrobe in 1526, the royal shopping list stated: “45 velvet pairs and 1 leather pair for football”. Since then football boots evolved to be an essential part of the game and nowadays they are made with high materials such as carbon fibre and synthetic leather.

Just like football itself football boots went through a lot changes over the years. Until 1891, studs, blades or any other kind of projection weren’t allowed. After the 1891 revision, studs and bladders became “legal” as long as they were made of leather and weren’t bigger than half an inch, this studs and blades were originally hammered into the boots and professional players at the time had several pairs with different length studs. I consider this as the first time football boots evolved.

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Despite the screw in debate another revolution was going on at roughly the same time in history. Between 1950 and 1960 football boots design took a huge step forward and boots really started to make an impact on the game. While in Northern Europe football boots still had the ankle protection, main reason they are called “boots”, South Americans created a more flexible and lighter boot without the ankle protection, a boot designed to increase control, improve kicking power and make players move faster and change direction quicker.

As the years passed technological advancements allowed manufacturers to produce lighter boots in a variety of colours and studs configurations. Highlights to the Puma King worn players like Pel at the 1970 World Cup and to one of the best selling football boot to date, the Adidas Copa Mundial.

We can’t talk about the evolution of football boots without mentioning Craig Johnston, creator of the Adidas Predator. Johnston revolutionised the football boot market by creating a boot that provided more traction between ball and boot, and boot and the ground, the Adidas Predator was born. With greater contact areas, a series of power and swerve zones allowing players to create better swerves and more powerful strikes when hitting the so called “sweet spots”. No wonder the Adidas Predator series are still in production these days.

Johnston’s creation was just the tip of the iceberg of what was coming. Polymer extrusion technologies and other materials allowed the creating of more flexible soles; studs were replaced by blades which gave players a more stable base.

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One reason that personality is such an important psychological concept is because of what it tells us about the kind of lives we likely to lead. For example, if you are very conscientious then you more likely to enjoy good physical health and more harmonious relationships; extroverts are happier; highly neurotic people experience more mental health problems; open minded people command higher earnings; and, just as you expect, more people are also usually popular and have lots of friends.

But our personalities don only show themselves in our long term success and well being. They also correlate with the kind of things we get up to on a mundane, daily basis. A new study published in Personality and Individual Differences has charted these behavioural of the Big Five personality traits listed above in more detail than ever before. And the results are surprising.

While it goes without saying, for instance, that extroverts (which psychologists spell ‘extraverts’) are more likely to go to parties and that conscientious people are less likely to be tardy, you might not have anticipated that extroverts also spend more time luxuriating in hot tubs or that conscientiousness goes hand in hand with reading fewer books.

The researchers, Benjamin Chapman at the University of Rochester and Lewis Goldberg at the Oregon Research Institute, profiled nearly 800 people in Oregon, USA, most of whom were white, and their average age was 51. The personality test asked participants to rate how accurately 100 different trait adjectives described their personalities, including words such as bashful, kind, neat, relaxed, moody, bright and artistic. The researchers then compared these personality test scores with the same participants answers, recorded four years later, to how often they had performed 400 different activities over the last year, from reading a book to singing in the shower.

Extroverts tended to spend more time talking on the phone while driving, decorating, and trying to get a tan

As well as wallowing more in hot tubs, extroverts apparently spent more time planning parties, drinking in bars, discussing ways to make money, talking on the phone while driving, decorating, and trying to get a tan (though not all at once). Greater conscientiousness, in contrast, was distinguished by the avoidance of various activities, including such innocuous pastimes as reading (which Chapman and Goldberg speculated may be seen by the highly conscientious as a leisure time luxury), swearing and chewing on a pencil.

People scoring high on agreeability, meanwhile, said they spent more time doing ironing, playing with children and washing the dishes presumably because their strong motivation to keep other people happy means they rather do the chores than have domestic acrimony. More surprisingly, they were also more likely to sing in the shower or the car.

Strongly open minded people were more likely to read poetry, eat spicy breakfasts, and lounge around in the nude

Neurotic folk, meanwhile, engaged more often in activities that are associated with helping reduce mental distress, such as taking more tranquilisers and anti depressants. But they also admitted to more anti social behaviours, such as losing their temper more often,
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or making fun of others perhaps because they struggle to keep their own emotions in check. Finally, open mindedness went together with some obvious behaviours like reading poetry, going to the opera, smoking marijuana and producing art, but also some less obvious, like swearing around others, eating spicy food at breakfast, or lounging around the house with no clothes on. (To be precise, the highest scorers said they were about twice as likely to have sat around in the nude for more than 15 times in the past year, compared to the lowest scorers.) They were also less likely to follow a sports team.

This study is impressive for the huge range of activities that it investigated, though it remains to be seen if the same personality behaviour links would be found in other cultures around the world, and of course there remain many thousands of other daily behaviours to be looked at. The new findings add to earlier research on behaviour personality links, most of which has tended to focus on more specific activities or only on certain traits. For example, previous studies had shown that the highly conscientious are more likely to wear a watch, comb their hair and polish their shoes; that extroverts have more tattoos, that introverts use more concrete language; agreeable folk get fewer speeding tickets and eat more sweet foods; and that open mindedness correlates with a penchant for fruit and vegetables, art house movies, and a preference for dry, rather than sweet, white wine.

If you a prolific curser, you can now defend your habit as a sign of your open mindedness

Other research has looked at behaviours, some more obvious than others, that correlate with the so called Dark Triad personality traits of Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy. For example, high scorers on psychopathy aren just more prone to violence, bullying and aggression, they also maintain unusually long eye contact, and along with Machiavellians, are more likely to participate in and enjoy online trolling.

Another recent study found that the more highly that people scored across the Dark Triad, the more likely they were to say that they that were a owl as opposed to a lark that is, they rise later in the day and stay up later in the evening. Just as you would expect, narcissists take and post more selfies, and heterosexual women scoring higher in Machiavellianism are more likely to fake orgasm to deliberately deceive or manipulate their partners (as opposed to having their pleasure in mind).

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There a serious side to this field of research learning more about the harmful and unhealthy everyday behaviours linked to the different personality traits could contribute to better, more targeted health campaigns and interventions. Also, research into personality often involves people answering questionnaires about themselves, hopefully in an honest way. By discovering some quirky and less expected behavioural correlates of the Big Five traits, there the possibility of one day devising a questionnaire that asks people about the activities they engage in, without them realising they are actually revealing their personality.

Of course, there also a fun, thought provoking element to the new findings for example, if you a prolific curser, you can now defend your habit as being a sign of your open mindedness. And maybe now you also be a little more forgiving of your house mate habit of singing in the shower. His next book, Personology, will be published in 2019.

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The external environment is always a factor in the growth and success of a business. Unpredictable markets and a changing economy could harm the bottom line. If a business owner has tied financing and credit cards to his or her personal accounts, creditors can seize personal property in order to satisfied debts. However, having business credit cards with no PG will separate personal and business accounts.

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There is plenty of information online for business owners looking for business credit cards with no PG. Most will state that a good business credit score is an automatic guarantee for credit approval; however, this is not always the case. Especially during a tight economy, some financial institutions are apprehensive about extending credit because of market unpredictability. A good credit score is the place to start, but business owners should always have a plan B in case one financing source falters. A well rounded business credit profile will help, once the business has a few profitable years behind it. Business owners should research and verify before acting on information.

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The time and effort that is required for building a good business credit profile should not be taken lightly. Laws do not protect business owners from business credit bureaus as individuals can expect with personal credit. Therefore, setting up business credit properly should be a top priority. Business credit should not be established with companies that sell trade references. Most of these companies are a rip off, and can cause a business to be labeled high risk. Once this is noted in a business credit profile, it becomes difficult to remove.

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Credit is necessary for a business, whether it is a small or large corporation. Business expenses ranging from equipment purchases to marketing and advertising are essential to running a business. Not using personal credit to fund these expenses makes a business loss easier to sustain. Securing credit without using personal guarantees insulates personal finances. More than half of startups fail within the first five years. It is much easier to regain financial stability when personal finances are not devastated by the failure of a business.

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GLASTONBURY The obituary of 87 year old Herman Roser ran in The Hartford Courant on March 6, 1947. A sentence in the story stood out and begged for a little further investigation in the archives: “Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1859, Mr. Roser came to this country when he was 25, after studying the tanning business, in which his forefathers had been engaged for several generations in Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland.”

So after unearthing a few stories in the Courant archives, here is the story of Herman Roser and Sons, Inc. tannery which operated on New London Turnpike the building still stands next to Monaco Ford from 1886 to the late 1960s.

The Tannery Beginnings

An article from 1941 showcased the family history. “When in the city of Stuttgart, Germany, Herman Roser was born in 1859, his father no doubt said, ‘Here’s another tanner for the family.’ The six older Roser boys were already learning the trade, for everyone in the Roser family talked tanning and as soon as each baby was able to travel he was carried into the tannery to sniff the odor of rich pliable leather. It would have been inconceivable to suggest any Roser enter a different career. Tanning was in the blood. The first Roser had entered the tanning business about 1600 and the craftmanship necessary to fine leather had been absorbed by each suceeding generation, until it became a heritage.”

Off To Glastonbury

Roser left Germany in 1884 and came to America because the “American pigskins were the best grown anywhere.” He opened his tannery in 1886 after Roser purchased the operation from Isaac Broadhurst who built it in 1854. “In those days, the United States was studded with country tanneries to which careful farmers brought their hides. Payment consisted of receiving half the tanned leather back, to be worked into family shoes by itinerant cobblers, or pounded into harness by the best leather worker of the farmer’s family.”

Hard Work And Long Buggy Trips Leads To Prosperity

“Business prospered for Mr. Roser. Steamboat travel was the vogue, the boats tying up to any wharf from which a farmer signaled.”

Turning Pig Hide Into Leather

“Pig hides, if they are to be made into leather, must be stripped from the hog. Scalding will ruin them. Unlike most skins, they do not peel away, but must be cut free with a sharp knife. Most farmers today are unwilling to make the effort, but certain farmers in various parts of the country, keep the tannery busy. After butchering, the hides are packed in salt and allowed to cure for several months.

“The first step is to soak them until they are soft. Then they are run through the fleshing machine, a rotary beater which slaps away all the fat adhering to the pelt. After this they enter a lime bath for a week or two. Occassional agitation works the lime into each new hide thoroughly. When they have swollen, they are removed and the bristles scraped out.

“When the new hide has been scraped clean, it is then washed until the alkali has been completely neutralized. After this, they are ready for the tanyard, where the skin is turned into leather.

At One Time The Largest Pig Tannery In the Country

Over the years, the tannery produced harnesses, belts, saddles and shoes or sent it to manufacturers to be made into shoes, handbags, belts, gloves, wallets, watch straps, clothing, saddles and luggage. Most of their leather was pigskins with a few water buffalo calf from Egypt.

“No family could be more truly American, more interested in its adopted town or more anxious to see the liberties of true democracy preserved. Working together for a common interest father and sons have, to a great extent, served the town with the same devotion that has developed a model industry from the little country tannery which took root among the Glastonbury hills in 1854.”.
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Sunil Lulla, recently elevated as president, corporate development at BCCL says that he has always been feeling like an entrepreneur since he has got the freedom to work at all the organisations he has joined. Looking back at his 30 year long career, Lulla picks the milestones.

In 1984, after my management degree from SP Jain, I joined Forbes Campbell Co, which was run by a young man called Ratan Tata. I used to work with their liquor business as head of sales for west region.

More than my journey, I think the credit must go to the people who shaped me into the person that I am today. My ‘official’ career started in 1985 with J Walter Thomson, when I worked on personal healthcare products including Sunsilk and Lux. The client there, V Kasturirangan was a demanding and aggressive person. It was compulsory to tour the markets, speak to women and understand what they used for their hair. Those early days built in me great respect for the consumer and understanding of the brand. At 30, I became a part of the management team and was responsible for buying content and marketing it. The company was in the red and we had to turn it around. We tried reworking the operations, repackaged HMV’s old catalogue and released them as premium products and it worked!

That left in me a taste of general management. It was an important platform, not very large and not at the front edge of the professional horizon but the company had a strong management staff and the people had great conviction. My tenure there was overseeing the transition of a heavily American channel to a successful Indian product. It was a young and bright team, and the channel had cult positioning. The country was changing, liberalisation was starting, the economy was changing and mobile phones had just come in. Communication was about to change.

It was important to see how you want to liberate India from the usual and that was what MTV was trying and it was a very good approach. I am glad to have contributed. Channel V was a stiff competitor then.

Moving on

Post that, I started my foray with broadcast television and Sony was the first. Star was a dominant player in those days and Zee and Sony were languishing at the bottom. I think Star had some 250 260 GRPs, Sony and Zee used to do about 25 30 GRPs, each. I brought shows like Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi and Indian Idol Sony’s revenues went up four times and viewership went up six fold.
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A submachine gun has been seized after police stopped a car on the Central Coast. Police stopped a Holden Commodore on Oakland Avenue in The Entrance, about 7.40pm last night. A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered a bag containing an MP40 submachine gun with a missing barrel, a firearm magazine and 60 rounds of various ammunition Police say the gun is in working order. A 40 year old man who was a passenger in the car was arrested and charged with possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition without a permit. He will appear at Wyong Local Court today.

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Child Abuse Hurts Us All

Every child has the right to be nurtured and to be safe.

According to: Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile (2014), police reported data shows that three in five child and youth victims of family violence were victimized by a parent. In 2014, among the approximately 53,600 child and youth victims (17 years of age and under) of violent crime, about 16,300 (31%) were victims of family violence, perpetrated by a parent, sibling, extended family member or spouse. The majority of these victims (61%) were victimized by a parent. For the youngest victims of family violence (those under one year of age), a parent was most often the perpetrator (89%) (Table 4.2).

The damage can last a lifetime. An abused child is more likely to end up in violent or abusive relationships as an adult, and the destructive cycle continues.

We all need to care about children. Today, we are taking more responsibility for intervening in family violence and preventing child abuse because it has to stop.

What is Child Abuse?

Child abuse is the physical, psychological, social, emotional or sexual maltreatment of a child. It harms or endangers the survival, safety, self esteem, growth and/or development of the child. It can involve a single act or a pattern of incidents.

Physical abuse is the deliberate use of force against a child which results, or may result, in bodily harm. It includes behaviours such as shaking, choking, biting, kicking, burning, poisoning, holding a child under water, or any harmful or dangerous use of restraint.

Emotional abuse refers to acts or omissions that harm a child’s sense of self in a way that causes, or could cause, behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders. Physical neglect may involve inadequate food, clothing, shelter, cleanliness, medical care and protection from harm. Emotional neglect occurs when a child’s need to feel loved, wanted, safe and worthy is not met.

The Facts about Child Abuse

Children rarely mistake it or lie about it.

The majority of physical abuse cases involve inappropriate punishment, meaning that the other cases of physical abuse are more severe.

The most common form of sexual abuse involves touching the child’s genitals, but some of the cases involve attempted or completed sexual intercourse.

In many substantiated abuse cases, the alleged perpetrators are family members or other relatives. Most physical abuse is committed by fathers and mothers, but sexual abuse is usually committed by other relatives or non relatives.

Parents who abuse their children often come from harsh backgrounds themselves, including child abuse. They often lack a support system and have little idea of positive parenting. The family often functions poorly in terms of problem solving, communication and behaviour control.

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Exposure to family violence is the most common form of emotional abuse of children.

Impacts of Family Violence on Children

Family Violence research indicates that even when children are not direct targets of violence in the home, they can be harmed by witnessing its occurrence. Children who live in situations of family violence can suffer immediate and permanent physical harm, even death. Often parents believe that they have shielded their children from intimate partner violence, but research indicates that children see or hear many of the incidents. Children who witness family violence suffer the same consequences as those who are directly abused. In other words, a child who witnesses intimate partner violence is experiencing a form of child abuse.

Signs of Abuse and Family Violence

The effects of child abuse and family violence show up in many ways. These are some of the signs especially when they appear in clusters or represent a change in behaviour:

self blame, feelings of guilt and shame, clinging, extreme shyness, extreme and repetitive nightmares, loneliness, long bouts of sadness, social withdrawal, separation anxiety, fear of strangers, fear of others of same gender as abuser, general fearfulness, anxiety and phobias;

feelings of being out of control, intrusive thoughts, feelings of stigmatization, insecure attachment to parents and caregivers, loss of faith, truancy, running away, fighting with peers, criminal offending, early use of drugs and alcohol, substance abuse;

developmental delay, headaches, stomach aches, bed wetting and soiling, eating disorders, self mutilation or burning, thoughts of suicide, dissociation, inappropriate sexual behaviour; and

very low self esteem, difficulty trusting others, difficulty in problem solving, relationship problems, high levels of anger and aggression, violent when angry,
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From Student to Shoe Salesman: The Early Years of Zappos’ Tony Hsieh

When Tony Hsieh’s parents emigrated from Taiwan, they were in search of a better life, what many call the American Dream. They might not have found it themselves, but their son most definitely did. He grew up in Marin County, California and showed early signs of an eager entrepreneurial spirit. The oldest of three brothers, Hsieh would graduate from Harvard University with a BA in Computer Science.

Straight out of university, Hsieh landed a promising job as a software engineer with Oracle, but could never really adjust to the idea of working for someone else. He quit that job and in 1996, co founded LinkExchange with roommate Sanjay Mandan. It was a popular internet advertising network that, at its peak, reached over half of all Internet users each month. It became so successful that in 1999, Microsoft approached Hsieh with a bid to buy it.

Hsieh considered the bid carefully. “I just didn’t look forward to going to the office. The passion and excitement were no longer there,” recalls Hsieh. “That’s kind of a weird feeling for me because this was a company I co founded, and if I was feeling that way, how must the other employees feel? That’s actually why we ended up selling the company.”

The deal was made final for $265 million, and Hsieh became a millionaire. But it was far from the end for Hsieh.

“Financially, it meant I didn’t have to work again if I didn’t want to,” he says. “So that was the lens through which I was looking at things. It’s basically asking the question, what would you want to do if you won the lottery? For me, I didn’t want to be part of a company where I dreaded going into the office.”

At the same time, Hsieh had co founded a small investment firm called Venture Frogs. “We invested in 20 or so different Internet companies,” he says, including Ask Jeeves, MongoMusic, MyAble, and Tellme Networks.

It was there that Hsieh first learned about a young online shoe retailer called Zappos, founded by Nick Swinmurn. He invested in it like all the rest, but slowly his involvement began to change.

“Nick left a message saying he wanted to start a company that sold shoes online,” recalls Hsieh. “I didn’t think consumers would buy shoes sight unseen, and Nick didn’t have a footwear background. It sounded like the poster child of bad Internet ideas.

“But right before I hit Delete, Nick mentioned the size of the retail shoe market $40 billion. And the more interesting thing was that 5 percent was already being done through mail order catalogs. That intrigued me. Initially, I was just an adviser. But I got sucked in.”
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In His Own Footsteps: The Early Years of Philip Knight

He might never have played pro sports or owned a sports team, but Philip Knight has been dubbed the powerful person in sports by Sports Illustrated. Worth an estimated $7.1 billion, Knight turned an idea he first penned in a college essay into the largest sportswear supplier in the world. Today, Nike Inc. earns revenues in excess of $15 billion and has become one of the world most recognized brands.

Born on February 24, 1938, in Portland, Oregon, Philip H. Knight was the son of a lawyer turned newspaper publisher. He discovered his love for running at a young age, and was a key member of the track team at Cleveland High School. From there, Knight moved on to the University of Oregon, where he found himself competing with Olympic distance runners.

Knight experience at the University of Oregon would be life changing for it was there that he met and trained as a middle distance runner with the legendary track coach Bill Bowerman. During Bowerman 24 year tenure as coach, the Oregon track and field team would win all but one of their seasons. Knight nickname was and although he was known more for his enthusiasm than his natural running talent, he struck up an immediate friendship with Bowerman.

was very aware of shoes when I was running track, recalls Knight, in part because he had become Bowerman human guinea pig when it came to trying out new running shoes. American shoes were offshoots of tire companies, says Knight. cost $5, and you would come back from a five mile run with your feet bleeding. Then the German companies came in with $30 shoes, which were more comfortable. However, Bowerman still wasn satisfied. believed that shaving an ounce off a pair of shoes for a guy running a mile could make a big difference, says Knight. Bowerman began making shoes himself, and since I wasn’t the best guy on the team, I was the logical one to test the shoes. 1959, Knight graduated from Oregon with a degree in journalism. He had been an indifferent student and, still not knowing what to do with his life, Knight enlisted in the army. After completing a year of service, Knight decided to enroll in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. It was a decision that would change his life forever.

Finally, at Stanford, Knight actually began to enjoy school and learning about something other than sports. There was one course in particular that struck his fancy and that was Frank Shallenberger small business class. Shallenberger had given his students an assignment in which they had to invent a new business, describe its purpose, and create a marketing plan. Knight paper was called, Japanese Sports Shoes Do to German Sports Shoes What Japanese Cameras Did to German Cameras? In it, Knight developed a blueprint for superior athletic shoes, which could be produced cheaply in Japan.

class was an moment, says Knight. Shallenberger defined the type of person who was an entrepreneur and I realized he was talking to me. I remember after writing that paper, saying to myself: is really what I would like to do. having found his calling, Knight succumbed to his father wishes and took up a job with a Portland based accounting firm after graduating from Stanford. He didn last long there; a trip to Japan would soon change everything.
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