first_imgThis week’s training newsWise women success The first 20 candidates have successfully completed the ‘wise web women’training programme, introduced to increase female IT staff. The Government initiativehas been pioneered by BT and training company Parity. Ten weeks of IT andmarketing training is combined with a 16-week placement at an SME. It waslaunched following a survey that found just 5 per cent of women consider IT asa career. programme British, German, Spanish and Italian Airforce staff will receive desktopsoftware and maintenance simulator training as part of a new overall trainingsolution. VEGA training group is working on the Ground Aids training programmeto support personnel using the Eurofighter. The firm will provide 40 per centof the emulation software and 29 per cent of the courseware as well asinstalling all the UK systems. for engineers Forty female students are flying to France and Finland this summer in anattempt to attract more women graduates into the engineering sector. Sixthformers from around the country will spend a week abroad as part of theinitiative by the National Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacture.The Insight 2002 scheme is also offering 500 top female maths and sciencestudents residential courses at UK Universities. mentor service Norwich City College and the CIPD have teamed up to launch a new mentoringservice for personnel students. The scheme aims to ensure students benefit fromthe support and guidance of senior professionals. The CIPD has 650 members inthe region and mentors have already come forward from HR departments at the NHStrust, Virgin and Mills & Reeve solicitors. career curve The Department of Health has launched eight new schemes to attract moremedical professionals to disadvantaged and understaffed areas. The new teachingprimary care trusts are designed to provide the best career development for GPsand nurses. The areas are: North Tees, Bristol, Slough, Lincolnshire, Haringey,Luton, Blackburn and Birmingham. pilot scheme Nick Brown, Minister for Work has announced the first five areas to benefitfrom the Ambition: Retail training programme. The first areas to pilot thescheme, designed to get 50,000 New Dealers into work over three years will beBristol, Cardiff, Gateshead, Glasgow and Redditch. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article TrainingOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

BYU Squares Off Against UMASS At Gillette Stadium

first_img Tags: Andrew Ford/Andy Isabella/Boise State/BYU Football/Kalani Sitake/Marquis Young/New England Patriots/UMASS Football/Zach WIlson FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFOXBORO, Mass.-Saturday, BYU football returns to action against the UMASS Minutemen at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., the home of the New England Patriots.This is actually a home game for the Minutemen that requires a 92.4-mile bus ride from their Amherst, Mass. campus, per Google.This matchup is between two of the five independents in FBS and the series is tied 1-1 all-time with the first meeting coming in 2016.When the Cougars visit UMASS again in 2019, that game will be on the Minutemen’s Amherst campus.In words with the Salt Lake City media Monday afternoon, head coach Kalani Sitake said he plans to fly out to Massachusetts Thursday to give his players time to adapt to playing in the Eastern Time Zone in the early window of Saturday college football action with a 10:00 am MST kickoff.Despite the 21-16 loss to Boise State last Saturday, the Cougars are 26-8 (.765) in November dating back to 2009.Including promising signal-caller Zach Wilson, the Cougars have played 26 freshmen this season, including 16 true freshmen.The Minutemen’s statistical leaders include QB Andrew Ford (1,366 yards, 9 TD’s/5 INT’s), tailback Marquis Young (128 car, 705 yards, 7 TD’s) and receiver Andy Isabella (77 rec, 1,394 yards, 11 TD’s).Please remember to tune into this broadcast at or by listening to KSVC AM-980 or 100.5 FM November 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Squares Off Against UMASS At Gillette Stadium Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Weber State and SUU Represented on FCS STATS Preseason All-American Team

first_imgJuly 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State and SUU Represented on FCS STATS Preseason All-American Team Brad James Tags: FCS STATS/Jerry Rice Award/Josh Davis/Rashid Shaheed/SUU Football/Weber State Football/Zach Larsen Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHICAGO-Tuesday, upon the release of the FCS STATS preseason All-American teams, Southern Utah University and Weber State University were well-represented on the rosters.The sole FCS STATS first-team All-American from the Beehive State is Southern Utah’s senior center Zach Larsen. This is Larsen’s third preseason All-American honor this season and he was also named to the Big Sky Conference’s all-preseason team.Weber State had representation on the 2nd team with sophomore tailback Josh Davis and junior kick returner Rashid Shaheed.The Wildcats were also represented on the third team by junior offensive lineman Ty Whitworth.Davis is a returning All-American for the Wildcats and the winner of the 2018 Jerry Rice Award, which is awarded to the top freshman in FCS.He set a program record for freshmen with 1,362 rushing yards and 1,779 all-purpose yards. He ranked 10th nationally with 148.2 all-purpose yards per game.Shaheed is a two-time All-American and returned a pair of kicks for a score last season.Whitworth was a first-team All-Big Sky selection in 2018.last_img read more

Snow Women’s Soccer Season Ends At NJCAA Tournament

first_img Tags: Snow Women’s Soccer November 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Snow Women’s Soccer Season Ends At NJCAA Tournament Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMELBOURNE, Fla.-In Snow’s first-ever appearance at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament, the Badgers went 0-2 in pool play, and failed to advance to bracket play. Despite the results, the Badgers finished the season 13-3-0 on the season.In the Lady Badgers’ first game of the tournament, the team controlled the ball for much of the game and out-shot Seminole State, 12-4. However, the Raiders scored what would be the game-winning goal at the 63:00 mark to hand Snow its first loss of the tournament.On Thursday, Snow gave Tyler a run for their money. The Lady Apache’s scored during the first minute; however, Snow tied things up at the 20:00 mark on a Sydney Bushman penalty kick. Tyler pulled ahead 2-1 just three minutes later. Kate Scirmer tied things up at 2-2 with 18 minutes left in the game; however Tyler clinched the game with a goal at the 81:00 mark.Tyler took a 3-2 victory and would go on to win the 2019 NJCAA National Championship with a 4-1 win over Monroe College. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Indiana State Police Major Nila Miller-Cronk Receives Torchbearer Award

first_imgIndiana State Police Major Nila Miller-Cronk Receives Torchbearer AwardThe General Assembly established the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) in 1996, charging it with assessing the needs of Indiana women and their families and with promoting the full participation of Indiana women in all aspects of society. Another task charged to ICW was the “identification and recognition of contributions made by Indiana women to their community, state, and nation.”ICW created the concept of the Torchbearer Awards to honor the many Hoosier women who have overcome or removed barriers to equality or to whose achievements have contributed to making our state a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. Recipients are women who have been pioneers in their industries, have inspirational stories that set the standard for other women, have faced tough choices, demonstrated character and have made significant contributions to their communities and/or to the State of Indiana. While there are a number of award programs, these awards are the only such event in which the State of Indiana recognizes and honors its finest natural resource – the women of Indiana.This evening during the awards ceremony held at the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Police Major Nila Miller-Cronk was recognized for her personal and career accomplishments and received the Torchbearer Award.Major Miller-Cronk, a 32 year veteran of the Indiana State Police, serves as the commander of the Internal Investigation Division.The Torchbearer Awards Ceremony recognizes women of Indiana who have been pioneers throughout their lives or who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles. These women have become true beacons of light and their stories of courage, perseverance, and compassion create a lasting legacy and inspiration for all.The Torchbearer Awards were created in 2004 by the Board of Commissioners of the Indiana Commission for Women to identify and recognize contributions made by Indiana women to their community, state, and nation. ICW created the concept of the Torchbearer Awards to honor the many Hoosier women who have overcome or removed barriers to equality or to whose achievements have contributed to making our state a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. The Victory statute atop the Soldiers’ and Sailor’s Monument was selected to represent the Torchbearer Awards because it is symbolic of the character and achievements of the women honored, and the flame she holds represents the light these Torchbearers have brought to our state and their communities. Torchbearers are Indiana’s most prestigious recognition of women in the state. They are women who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers to women’s full participation and who have become lasting legacies for us all by overcoming immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion.Recipients are selected from a pool of nominated candidates who have overcome obstacles, made extraordinary contributions or been pioneers throughout their lives and are based on the recipients’ achievement in the areas of their professional careers, community leadership, and/or public service as demonstrated in the nominators’ application. Recipients must be living at the time of their nomination. The Torchbearer Award recipients are selected by a panel of previous Torchbearer Award recipients. These women, referred to as the Council of Judges, represent diverse geographic regions, and professional backgrounds and make their decision based on nominations received from the public.  Nominated women are scored based on several criteria and must receive a unanimous decision in order to be selected.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Six-Story Condo Complex Next to Flanders Heads to Planning Board

first_imgTHE PROJECTArchitect Bruce Englebaugh showed the board plans for a six-story complex that includes a four-deck parking garage, outdoor showers, a deli/restaurant, a rental/sales office, a lobby, a pool and an exercise facility.The four-bedroom units would cover 1,570 square feet and the few three-bedroom units would be 1,175 square feet.On the Boardwalk skyline, he said The Soleil (at 74 feet tall) would step down from the Flanders (at 117 feet) to the Surf Mall to the south.The property covers 1.98 acres. THE PITCHNicholas Talvacchia, an Atlantic City attorney representing Select Properties, told the board that the property has been unsuccessfully marketed for years as a hotel site — a use first approved in a  June 2005 redevelopment plan.The property includes a deed restriction that requires the owner to maintain 152 parking spaces for the Flanders Hotel. The requirement forces construction of a parking deck, if a developer hopes to use any substantial portion of the property for a building. Talvacchia said obtaining financing for a hotel in Ocean City’s seasonal market (absent a nearby interstate highway and absent a convention center) is not feasible.“What’s left is a condominium project,” Talvacchia said.He said owners envision 92 units individually owned as second homes or investment properties. The complex would include a lobby area, a deli/restaurant and a pool. He suggested that individual owners could rent the units by the week or even by the weekend.“It’s the ideal product for families who want to visit Ocean City,” he said. “Guests will come and spend money in Ocean City.”He said the condominium owners would likely use their properties in the off-season, further helping local merchants. And he said the 92 new properties could bring substantial tax revenue to the city.The transient traffic could bring economic vitality to Ocean City from what was an empty lot, he suggested.His request: that the Planning Board allow a straight residential use for the property.That change would require the  board to approve a change in the redevelopment plan and the City Council to pass a corresponding ordinance. THE HISTORYClayton Heckler, president of Select Properties of Colmar, Pa., said he purchased the property as an investment about three years ago.He said he then looked at all options, including a hotel and retail, ultimately deciding that residential property would be the only one that would sell.“You realized you made a bad decision, and you want us to bail you out,” Planning Board member Marc Shuster said.Russell Trier bought the Ocean City property, used as a parking lot for the Flanders and public, in 2003 and with partner Joe Ernst won approvals for the Soleil Hotel & Spa in 2009. But the investors never found the financing to complete the project.The property has remained as a parking lot ever since.The last hotels to be built in Ocean City were the Biscayne and Watson’s Regency in 1990, said RE/MAX Realtor Damon Bready, who has worked to market The Soleil.“If a hotel were going to work on this site, it would have been done already,” he said. An architect’s drawing shows how the Soleil might appear if constructed on a property adjacent to the Flanders Hotel, the Ocean City Boardwalk and the 1100 block of Ocean Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.The next step in the proposed development of a six-story condominium complex on an existing parking lot adjacent to the historic Flanders Hotel in Ocean City takes place 6 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 14).The owners of the lot will go before the Ocean City Planning Board with a proposed amendment to an approved redevelopment plan that calls for a hotel and spa at the same location. The owners say a hotel is not financially viable, and they’re seeking permission to develop condos instead.Before the development could move forward, the Planning Board would have to approve the amendment, and City Council would have to approve a corresponding amended ordinance. The project would then be subject to site plan approval and all relevant permitting approvals.The meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday is open to the public and public comment and takes place on the third floor of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.The following is reposted from coverage of a May 14, 2014 Planning Board meeting in which the applicants made an informational presentation on the proposed development:Owners of a parking lot adjacent to the Flanders Hotel gave the Ocean City Planning Board a look at plans for what they hope will become a six-story building housing 92 condominium units.Select Properties, Inc., made an informational presentation to the board on Wednesday. The company ultimately hopes to get permission to sell 88 four-bedroom units and four three-bedroom units to individual buyers.An existing redevelopment plan for The Soleil at 11th Street and Ocean Avenue approves a similarly sized building for use as a hotel and spa — a project that never got off the ground for lack of financial viability.Planning Board Solicitor Gary Griffith emphasized that the presentation was neither an application for approval nor a request to adjust the existing redevelopment plan.“The board is going to listen and that’s all that’s going to get done,” Griffith said.He said the presentation was just “the first step in what could be a long and interesting process” that would include review by the board, the City Council and the public. QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARDWednesday’s presentation include no comment from the public and little from the board.But board members were able to ask questions.Mike Dattilo asked if owners would have requirements on how often they have to rent their units. (The answer: no.)After listening to Anthony Graziano, executive director of Integra Realty Resources, testify about the vast gap between what it would cost to build a hotel and what a hotel could reasonably expect to earn, Shuster asked if the original redevelopment plan was significantly flawed in its economic analysis.Graziano responded with a simple “yes.”And after hearing presenters speak about how the new project would “complement” and not “compete” with the Flanders, Shuster asked, “How is this not competition for the Flanders?”The board made no immediate plans on Wednesday to schedule any further discussion of the proposal.last_img read more

Gatorade revamp

first_imgBrand owner PepsiCo International has got Ziggurat Brands to redesign the packaging for Gatorade for its first scale launch in the UK. The refreshed packaging has been designed to emphasise the brand’s sports performance benefits.The new design shows an athlete racing up an LED graph to demonstrate the phased introduction of Gatorade’s ingredients. The label says that it contains no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.[]last_img

Press release: Commission appoints interim manager to Jole Rider Friends after suspending trustees

first_imgThis Inquiry has now closed. Read the full Inquiry report into Jole Rider Friends.,The Charity Commission has today (4 January 2019) appointed an interim manager to Jole Rider Friends (1112914) after it suspended trustees following continued concerns about the charity’s governance.Interim managers are appointed to take over the running of a charity where the Commission has identified misconduct or mismanagement, or there is a need to protect the charity’s property.The Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Jole Rider Friends on 5 September 2017, to address significant regulatory concerns, which included outstanding annual accounts and concerns about potentially unauthorised payments to trustees and inadequate stock control.The inquiry has already taken protective action to safeguard charitable funds. In September 2017 it issued orders under section 76(3) of the Charities Act 2011 to restrict expenditure by the trustees. The trustees appealed the orders, however this was dismissed by the Charity Tribunal, who agreed that there had been misconduct and/or mismanagement in the administration of the charity as a result of the unauthorised remuneration paid to two trustees, failure to engage with regulatory advice and failure to file accounts on time.Although the trustees have since submitted the outstanding accounts, the Commission continues to have serious regulatory concerns regarding the charity’s governance, in particular relating to management of conflicts of interest and risk to the charity’s property.On 2 January 2019, both the trustees of the charity were therefore suspended from their roles as charity trustees under section 181B(4) of the Charities Act 2011, and the inquiry has today made an order under section 76(3)(g) of the Charities Act 2011 to appoint Geoff Carton-Kelly of FRP Advisory as interim manager. He will take over full control of the day-to-day management and administration of the charity until the Commission makes a further order.This appointment is being undertaken on a pro bono basis.The Commission’s investigation continues; it intends to publish a report setting out its findings on conclusion of the inquiry. Reports of previous inquiries are available on GOV.UK.Ends.Notes to editors: Press mobile – out of hours only 07785 748787 The interim manager appointment is a temporary and protective power that will be reviewed at regular intervals. It will continue until the Commission makes a further Order for its variation or discharge. In September 2017 the Commission made an order under section 76(3)(d) restricting payments from the charity’s bank account (and an account associated with the charity). The Commission also made an order under section 76(3)(f) restricting the use of the charity’s credit card. The Charity Commission is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales. For more information see the about us page on GOV.UK. Search for charities on our online register. Press office Email [email protected]last_img read more

Given support and a choice, families move to where children do best

first_img Raj Chetty, fellow researchers ask: Why stop at research? Raj Chetty returning to Harvard Will rejoin Economics Department, where he’ll work to leverage research on inequality into policy solutions Opportunity Insights study also finds better returns in keeping students in school than in job-training programs A collaboration between Harvard’s Opportunity Insights and Seattle and King County public housing agencies in Washington found that giving support and advice about their options to families with housing choice vouchers led to significantly more of them moving to neighborhoods where children have higher recorded rates of upward mobility.Fifty-four percent of families who received the enhanced services as part of the Creating Moves to Opportunity (CMTO) initiative chose to go to so-called high-opportunity areas, compared with approximately 14 percent of families who received standard services from housing authorities, according to a recent Opportunity Insights report. Based on a sample of 310 families, the CMTO program increased the share of families who leased units in high-opportunity neighborhoods by 40 percentage points. The result demonstrates that low-income families are concentrated in lower-opportunity areas in part due to barriers preventing them from moving to higher-opportunity areas.“Through CMTO, we found that a small intervention can dramatically change a family’s ability to provide their children with the upward mobility promised in the American Dream,” said economist Raj Chetty, director of Opportunity Insights.High-opportunity neighborhoods were identified using the Opportunity Atlas created by researchers at the Census Bureau, Harvard, and Brown University to determine where low-income children have the best chance of becoming successful. This information was combined with the expertise of local public housing authorities on neighborhood characteristics. Opportunity Insight research shows that every year spent in a higher-opportunity neighborhood during childhood increases the likelihood of college attendance, as well as a boost of $302,000 in lifetime earnings. However, at present most of the 2.2 million American families receiving housing choice vouchers cluster in relatively high-poverty, low-opportunity neighborhoods.“The results of CMTO are incredibly encouraging,” said Chetty. “It shows that in Seattle and King County, segregation is not a result of deep preferences that families have to live in specific neighborhoods or widespread discriminatory preferences among landlords.”Families chosen to receive additional CMTO services were randomly selected from those at the top of the housing voucher waitlists. They were educated on the location of high-opportunity areas, and received personalized rental application coaching, housing search assistance, and financial assistance. Additionally, CMTO staff actively recruited new landlords to rent to families. Families receiving CMTO services were not required to move to high-opportunity neighborhoods and kept their vouchers regardless of their neighborhood decisions. The trial began in April 2018, and subjects were followed until June 2019.Opportunity Insights partnered with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Johns Hopkins University, and MDRC in addition to the housing authorities in creating CMTO. The King County project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Surgo Foundation. Social spending on kids yields biggest bang for the buck Reviving the American dream, one neighborhood at a time Related The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more