first_imgBOISE, Idaho — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed much of the region with acrid smoke from dozens of wildfires.Officials at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise said Saturday they expected fire activity to decrease over the next several weeks. Center spokeswoman Kari Cobb says air quality should improve as the smoke-trapping inversion breaks up.“We should see it lifting more today,” she said Saturday. “It’s predicted to be mostly gone by tomorrow in most of the West.”She said forecasters expect storms to bring some lightning and winds to 30 mph, notably in Montana, but that rain and higher humidity should decrease the chances of new fires.The center says there are 67 active large wildfires being fought.A look at wildfires across the region:MontanaFirefighters in drought-stricken Montana used sprinklers and hoses on Saturday to try to protect strategic locations near some of the over two dozen wildfires burning in the state that have forced more people from their homes.last_img read more

first_imgEY has introduced a return-to-work programme to help individuals who have taken a career break to re-enter the workplace.The EY Reconnect initiative will support experienced professionals who have been out of the workplace for between two and 10 years.The 12-week programme will include training, mentoring and coaching opportunities. Participants will work on client projects and have access to EY’s people networks over the 12-week period, such as the organisation’s Parents’ Network, Women’s Network, Black Network and Disability Network.The scheme is open to those who have manager-level experience and above. Twelve applicants will take part in the programme, which will commence in September 2016 across the UK.Anne-Marie Balfe, global talent leader, people advisory services at EY, said: “It is a commercial imperative for our business to recruit and retain the brightest and best people.“EY Reconnect will help us to identify exceptional talent in the market, providing a supportive environment and a development opportunity for those who perhaps have been deterred from applying for roles.”last_img read more