Letters

first_imgThis week’s lettersShift of focus wins graduate talentI write in response to the insightful article by Simon Howard on thegraduate recruitment market (10 July). As the UK’s largest graduate recruiter, PricewaterhouseCoopers is at risk ofbeing included in Mr Howard’s observations and I wish to redress the balance onthe issue of responsiveness with some brief illustrations. PwC is a founding employer partner in the “Insight Plus”initiative, due to launch this Autumn. This addresses the need for students togain workplace experience through part-time work. Ethnic diversity projects run by groups of UK universities are alsosupported by PwC staff in the role of mentors. The point Mr Howard makes about consistency of relationship is central to PwC’sstrategy and universities are regularly consulted in respect of PwC’s graduaterecruitment activities. The firm’s autumn 2000 intake of over 1,000 graduates encompassed 91different UK higher education institutions and staff involved in the selectionprocess receive updates on higher education in the UK and the changes which inturn inform the firm’s approach to graduate recruitment. Jackie Alexander Recruitment partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Of the many relevant points made by Simon Howard in his article, the mostsignificant was that a lot of graduate recruiters still see their focus as”the top 10 per cent off the top 10 per cent”. This simplistic assessment of how to target graduates continues to underliethe failure of many recruitment systems. Those who have grasped that the “top” graduates are the”right” people for their needs are meeting with the most success. Structured analysis of what a business wants from its graduate recruits andgetting honest messages to them about what is on offer, characterises effectivegraduate recruiters. Tim Treadwell Course director, POC Training & Consulting Time to act over sloppy grammar I can’t agree more with Mary Brown’s thoughts on today’s grammar (Letters,31 July). I thought I was the only person to get depressed at the epidemic of wronguse of the apostrophe. Who on earth started the belief that plurals shouldcontain apostrophes? When is someone going to champion the teaching of correctgrammar again? Lyn Ferguson Personnel director, Schuh Stress: a very real workplace issue Although I respect the views of Nigel Bannister (Letters, 24 July), I feelit is fair to address the reality of stress in the workplace since I havefirst-hand experience of the damaging effects of what is a greatlymisunderstood issue. Employees often go to their GP suffering from long-endured backache, aninability to sleep or inexplicable worry. If the worker does not address theissue quickly, they are often diagnosed as suffering from depression – areaction to the stress that they didn’t realise they had. In my experience, staff do not take leave “at the first sign oftrouble” – enforced time off is normally the last resort. Mike Davey Performance Through People, Walsall Overseas posting support essential Your article “Who dares travel?”(Features, 26 June) rightlysuggests that employer support is critical to the success of an internationalposting. A long-term posting can be hard on employees and their families andemployers should not underestimate the difficulties. Providing support, while not a guarantee of success, greatly reduces therisk of failure. Communication before, during and after the posting isessential if companies are to retain the skills they have developed. Andrew Finney Managing director, HCR Relocation Specialist Euro entry quote out of context I refer to Mr Kichenside’s letter (30 May) concerning a quote from me whichappeared in an earlier news story. My comments in the article had been cut. I was commenting on an RCI survey,where the respondents feared entry to the euro would raise employment costs. There is no reason why UK entry to the euro should in itself increase thecost of employing people. It is more rational to identify sources of costpressures which might, for example, include higher social security charges andtaxation to improve public services and more extensive European legislation onwork practices. These pressures may produce increased employment costsirrespective of whether or not the UK adopts the euro. While there would be some costs to UK businesses when converting payrolls tothe euro, the on-going savings from not dealing in different currencies wouldneed to be added into any calculation. I can assure Mr Kichenside that neither I nor my colleagues inhabit an ivorytower. He is very welcome to visit me at Cranfield to confirm that this is thecase Shaun Tyson Cranfield University School of Management Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. LettersOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

UK: Royal Navy Successfully Tests QinetiQ’s New On-Board Email Management Tool

first_img UK: Royal Navy Successfully Tests QinetiQ’s New On-Board Email Management Tool View post tag: News by topic View post tag: On-Board View post tag: Management Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Successfully Tests QinetiQ’s New On-Board Email Management Tool View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: Email View post tag: successfully May 15, 2013 Equipment & technologycenter_img View post tag: New Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: QinetiQ’s QinetiQ’s new on-board email management tool, PRIME, has been successfully tested by The UK Royal Navy Command as part of a project focused on improving the Royal Navy’s email management capabilities and bandwidth.The Royal Navy’s vessel to shore, shore to vessel bandwidth, has historically had limited capacity and this has been put under further pressure in recent years with the rapid growth in volumes of information exchange. QinetiQ has subsequently developed an on-board email management tool to maximise network availability and prioritise email communications received.PRIME helps maximise Maritime Wide Area Network availability for deployed ships and submarines by enabling users to determine what email they access over the network prior to downloading it, ensuring the available bandwidth is used more efficiently. PRIME was successfully trialled on HMS Illustrious, the UK’s high readiness helicopter and commando carrier;“It was a very successful trial. We went from initial concept to software integration and successful on-board testing all within the defined time-scales. This is the type of technology we need and being able to test and demonstrate its capabilities in live operations is key,” observed Lt Cdr James Holgate.“We are very pleased that the trial was a success. The information management software that Royal Navy Command tested is one of a number of bespoke software tools that we have developed in support of our extensive range of Command Information Systems Services that we deliver to the global defence and emergency services market,” said Stuart Hider, Head of Maritime Systems, QinetiQ.[mappress]Press Release, May 15, 2013; Image: QuinetiQ View post tag: Royal View post tag: Tests View post tag: Tool View post tag: Navylast_img read more

PT Clinical Instructor-MSN AGNP (Eligible for $1/k sign on bonus) (Virtual)

first_img• EVIDENCE OF CURRENT RN AND APRN LICENSE IN ONE OF THE 50 STATESIN THE US REQUIRED. ALL NP FACULTY ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO OBTAIN RNAND APRN LICENSURE IN THE STATE OF MN BEFORE HIRE AS NURSEPRACTITIONER FACULTY AT WALDEN UNIVERSITY.ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS OFOBTAINING RN AND APRN LICENSURE IN THE STATE OF MN AND COMPENSATEDFOR LICENSURE RELATED EXPENSES. Education and/or Experience: Earned Masters in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited institution,with demonstrated coursework in the advanced nursing practicespecialties:, adult nurse practitioner/gerontology nursepractitioner, women’s health nurse practitioner, pediatrics nursepractitioner.A minimum of one year experience of teaching or preceptingpreferred.Two years clinical/practical experience as a family nursepractitioner, adult nurse practitioner and/or gerontology nursepractitioner, women’s health nurse practitioner, or pediatric nursepractitioner.Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needsof students earning their degrees in a distance learningenvironmentExcellent oral and written communication, leadership, team,collaboration and interpersonal skills.National certification in the area of adult-gerontology acutecare nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology primary care nursepractitioner family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental healthnurse practitioner, ,women’s health nurse practitioner, orpediatric nurse practitioner.center_img Walden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than40 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral, master’s, andbachelor’s degree programs are designed to help students achievetheir goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the livesof others.As Walden grows, we continue its tradition of quality. Share yourprofessional experience and academic knowledge with students acrossthe country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speedInternet connection, you can teach on your own schedule whilemaintaining other professional and personal commitments.General Summary: The School of Nursing seeks dynamic, innovativeClinical faculty in the Master of Science in Nursing program’sAdult-Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP),/Adult-Gerontology/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner’s /AGNP/AGPCNP)tracks. to supervise practicum (clinical) students in the nursepractitioner specialties. The key responsibilities of the positionare to teach courses in the specialty area and: Evaluate studentachievement of course objectives and submit grades. Participate inthe course and teacher effectiveness evaluation process. Maintainand participate in effective communication with students. PartTime/Contributing – Clinical Instructors are encouraged toparticipate in appropriate faculty development activities at theSchool or College including orientation and are invited to attendgeneral School of Nursing faculty meetings and specialtytrack-specific meetings. This position reports to the/AGACNP//AGPCNP Specialty Coordinator in the MSN program in theSchool of Nursing. Part-time(Clinical faculty members will alsowork with other faculty as well as administrators in theCollege.Walden’s MSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate NursingEducation (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary ofEducation as a national accreditation agency, the Commission onCollegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accreditingagency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health.CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate,and residency programs in nursing.What to expect as a Walden Clinical Instructor: Clinical Instructorwill instruct Walden University students by effectively andproficiently using online technology and practicum environments sothat knowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted toand shared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, wellwritten, and timely methods. This is accomplished in an environmentthat is respectful of student, the Part-Time/Contributing -Clinical Instructor, Walden University, and the discipline in whichthe Part-Time/Contributing – Clinical Instructor is involved.Part-Time/Contributing – Clinical Instructors are expected toadhere to all Walden University Faculty expectations, which areclearly set forth to the Faculty Member at the start of his/heremployment with the University.Training: All new Faculty Members receive specific training fromWalden University in the techniques of teaching, use of anelectronic learning platform, specifics of the policies, proceduresand degree programs of the School or College in which they aregoing to teach, socialization into the Walden University culture,and assessment of academic integrity of student work (including useof www.turnitin.com).Licensing/Certification: Faculty Members must be appropriatelycredentialed, work currently as NP, possess an earned degree froman accredited institution or recognized by a country’s ministry ofeducation in the discipline being taught, and may be expected to belicensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specificprograms. Faculty Members must maintain their licenses and anyappropriate certifications in order to continue to teach at WaldenUniversity. Faculty Members are also expected to maintain currencywith research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations.If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish andacknowledge Walden University.EVIDENCE OF CURRENT RN AND APRN LICENSE IN ONE OF THE 50 STATES INTHE US REQUIRED. ALL NP FACULTY ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO OBTAIN RN ANDAPRN LICENSURE IN THE STATE OF MN AND PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF CURRENTADVANCED PRACTICE CERTIFICATION BEFORE HIRE AS NURSE PRACTITIONERFACULTY AT WALDEN UNIVERSITY. THIS POSITION MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ABONUS UPON HIRE.last_img read more

STEINBRUNN, FRED W.

first_img84, passed away on December 19 at the Bayonne Medical Center, with his family by his side. Fred was born and raised in Newark, the Son of Emma (nee: Krinsky) and Fred Steinbrunn. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School in 1950, he began playing the drums with a local band in North and South Jersey pubs/bars where he eventually met the love of his life, Patricia Meyers. They were married in 1968 in Bayonne, where they raised their family. In 1952, he joined the Air Force where he used his talent as a drummer to entertain the troops. After he served in the Air Force, Fred joined the New Jersey Turnpike Authority as a toll collector. Fred played the drums with some of the biggest country singers: he opened up for Minnie Pearle, he played with Johny Paycheck, Eddie Rabbit, and no other than Johnny Cash. Husband of Patricia (nee: Meyers) of 48 years. Father of Christopher Steinbrunn and his wife Kimmy, Matthew Steinbrunn and his significant other Jenifer Cotter, Tara Fernandez and her Husband Nelson. Grandfather of Chazz Steinbrunn, Katie Steinbrunn, Taylor Mercier, Hannah Fernandez, Owen Fernandez, Jake, Decker, Chase and Cameron Steinbrunn. Brother of Arlene Marzano. He is also survived by many family members and friends. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Two people rescued after being trapped in a vehicle in a ditch

first_img Google+ Twitter Facebook Two people rescued after being trapped in a vehicle in a ditch Twitter By Tommie Lee – January 5, 2021 0 349 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market (photo/ABC 57) Hunters on private property discovered a crashed vehicle in a ditch in St. Joseph County Tuesday morning.The car was found off Dragoon Trail near Hilltop Farms.The driver and passenger in the car were both trapped and were transported to a hospital. The occupants were unsure how long they’d been in the car, but police believe it was less than 24 hours, despite early speculation that it had been longer.The property owner told St. Joseph County Police that the vehicle most likely entered the property after dark on Monday and missed a curve while driving down the dirt lane. The investigation is ongoing. Previous articleMichigan 7th worst in the nation in vaccine distributionNext articleNew men-only homeless shelter opens in Goshen Tommie Lee WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Man recovering, man in custody after stabbing at Castle Point Apartments

first_img Pinterest Man recovering, man in custody after stabbing at Castle Point Apartments Google+ Twitter By Jon Zimney – March 19, 2021 0 115 A 41-year-old man is recovering and another person was taken into custody after a stabbing at Castle Point Apartments. It happened around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 18.Officers were called to the complex where they found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds.He was taken to the hospital where his condition was stabilized. The suspect was quickly taken in by police.Investigators have been interviewing some witnesses.So far, no word on what led to the stabbing. Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalNews Previous articleWarrant issued for Elkhart man accused of child molestationNext articleIU Health, Lyft providing free rides to COVID vaccine appointments Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Dell Pledges to Eliminate Plastic Straws This World Oceans Day

first_imgIt’s hot here in Central Texas. Like 100°F hot (about 38°C). And while we sweat our way between air-conditioned locations, we’ll probably grab an ice cold beverage. You have to stay hydrated after all.And it’s a pretty good bet that drink will arrive with a plastic straw.Straws with your iced coffee. Straws next to the drink machine. Straws with a glass of water at a restaurant. Straws straws straws. Every day in the United States we use an estimated 500 million single-use plastic straws. Let that sink in. Now imagine 127 school buses full of plastic straws. Or enough straws linked end-to-end to circle Earth 2.5 times. Every. Single. Day.Do straws seem silly or insignificant?Well, if you’ve ever seen the video of a four-inch section of straw being removed from an Olive Ridley sea turtle’s nostril in Costa Rica, you might think otherwise [warning: this video is beyond disturbing]. The straw wound up in the wrong place (the ocean) and was lodged in the turtle’s nose.Why you are reading about straws Single-use plastics (including straws, cutlery and containers) are contributing to the overall threat our oceans are facing. Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic enter the seas. And no, this is not plastic that fell off a boat. It came from the land via river systems. It was carelessly littered, improperly disposed of, or escaped from our global waste management systems.Dell first got involved in ocean-bound plastics because of our first social good advocate, actor, entrepreneur and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier and the organization he co-founded, Lonely Whale. In addition to raising awareness about the issue, we collaborated to develop a packaging solution that could use these ocean plastics as a raw material – keeping them in the economy and out of the sea.We launched that packaging in February 2017 and continue to work toward scaling its use as part of our commitment to circular design. We followed it up by helping create NextWave – a consortium of like-minded manufacturers, academics and nonprofits now led by Lonely Whale. The group is committed to building the first cross-industry, commercial-scale ocean-bound plastics supply chain. The group plans on diverting 3 million pounds of plastic from entering the ocean within the next five years – equivalent to keeping 66 million water bottles from washing out to sea.Joining forces for a Strawless OceanToday (June 8), on World Oceans Day, I’m so excited that Dell is joining the global movement for a strawless ocean and pledging to eliminate the use of plastic straws across our global facilities by the end of the summer.And what does that mean?For context, Dell North America alone uses more than 50,000 plastic straws a month. They cannot be recycled, which means eliminating them will help us meet our 2020 Legacy of Good goal to reduce waste.We are excited to work build on our work with Lonely Whale, the force behind For a Strawless Ocean, to make this transition. The effort will go into effect later this summer with a focus on removing them from our cafes, bistros and breakrooms beginning in the U.S. and expanding globally shortly thereafter. We will offer reusable alternative straws as give-aways and also offer them for purchase when the straws go away. We see this as a bold first step towards eliminating other single-use plastics across our entire operations.What can you do?For some people, this announcement may be the needed catalyst to support individual behavior change. If that’s you, let’s make this the summer without a straw. Skip your next plastic straw, and if someone brings a straw to you automatically, say “no thanks” (and then tell them why!). The world is waking up to the threats our oceans face and we hope other corporations will join us and take the pledge for a #StrawlessOcean.So drink up, my friends, and please raise a glass to Dell and our decision to #StopSucking on single-use plastics. Tag @Dell4Good in your efforts and share your World Ocean Day pride.last_img read more

5 useful tips to protect your financial institution from cyber attacks

first_imgEveryone knows that fraud, in all its forms, is expensive. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the typical organization loses 5% of its revenue any given year to fraud. Assuming you don’t want to hand over 5% of your financial institution’s revenue to fraudsters each year, here are some tips to tighten your electronic controls and prevent cyber attacks, which affect the majority of companies on a daily or weekly basis.1. Ensure all computers are running the most up-to-date operating system, web browser, and softwareEvery time a software manufacturer releases a new version, it will include fixes and updates that “plug holes” and prevent hackers from accessing your systems. Be sure to update all your systems and software to the latest versions whenever available, and install patches regularly. Just one outdated computer provides a criminal with easy access to your institution’s and members’ records, files, and financial information. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Outbreak on North Korea border raises doubts over toll

first_imgA crumbling medical system, trade sanctions and decades of economic mismanagement have left more than 40% of North Korea’s population chronically undernourished and vulnerable to disease. That risks any wider coronavirus outbreak turning into a humanitarian disaster that could lead to mass deaths: In the 1990s, a famine killed an estimated 240,000 to 3.5 million people.Porous borderUnlike North Korea’s heavily militarized border with South Korea, the country’s 880-mile (1,420-kilometer) border with China is porous — and the black-market traders who have crossed for years from both sides could be a source bringing the virus into North Korea. The confirmed case count in the two biggest Chinese provinces bordering North Korea — Liaoning and Jilin — have been relatively low so far to total less than 300.On Sunday, China reported an increase in both new and asymptomatic cases. There were 14 new coronavirus cases on May 9, including those in Shulan, the largest daily increase this month for the nation, according to Bloomberg calculations based on official data. As of Saturday, Jilin province has reported a total of 105 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 19 imported ones.There were 11 new coronavirus cases in Shulan on Saturday, local health authorities said. The city is investigating the source of the infection after a police employee came down with COVID-19, the South China Morning Post said in a separate report Saturday.The 12 locally transmitted cases reported on May 9 were the highest since March 11, Mi Feng, a spokesman for National Health Commission, said at a briefing on Sunday. The commission said the country should keep stay on high alert and avoid gatherings. China put a city near the North Korea border under lockdown due to an increase in coronavirus infections, raising more questions about an outbreak in the isolated country.Chinese authorities banned all non-essential transportation in the city of Shulan in the northeastern province of Jilin, while residential compounds and villages were closed, official China Central Television reported Sunday. Students who had already returned to schools were required to study from home. The city raised its virus threat alert level to high risk from medium, Jilin province said.North Korea shut its borders in January when cases surged in China, and has yet to confirm any COVID-19 infections. Yet the US military said it suspects North Korea has cases, and Kim Jong Un’s regime has accepted help from other nations to fight the virus. President Xi Jinping over the weekend expressed his willingness to provide support to North Korea in fighting the pandemic in reply to a verbal message from North Korea’s leader, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday, without offering details. China has sent an unspecified number of COVID-19 test kits to its neighbor, according to NK News, which specializes in reporting on North Korea. Russia has also offered help, in addition to aid organizations who have brought in medical supplies.Last week Kim sent his first formal message to China since reemerging from an almost three-week public absence that raised questions about his health, with some reports saying that he was social distancing to avoid catching COVID-19. In his visit to a fertilizer plant on May 1, a few of his guards could be seen wearing protective masks.Kim praised Xi Jinping for his “success” in managing the coronavirus, saying the Chinese leader was “seizing a chance of victory in the war against the unprecedented epidemic.” North Korea’s state media reported Sunday that its leader Kim received a message from Xi, pledging cooperation in “combating the pandemic.”While little is known about North Korea’s efforts to combat COVID-19, some signs have emerged over the months. North Korea has reported more than 5,400 people were released from quarantine as of March. In late April consumers in Pyongyang were “panic buying” food staples, causing some store shelves to empty, according to NK News, which said the purchases may be due to stricter coronavirus measures.center_img Topics :last_img read more

This Cornubia home is a spacious family retreat

first_img68 Green Trees Drive, Cornubia.This near-new home in Cornubia was built with family in mind.Owners Courtney and John Thornton had their hearts set on the spacious and versatile design for years before they transformed it into their four-bedroom home at 68 Green Trees Drive.Mrs Thornton said it was almost split in two, with space for the children to play at one end of the house, while the other was for parents.“It’s a design that we’ve loved for years,” Mrs Thornton said.“It’s just a really practical layout for a family.“We made a few modifications, like the ensuite.”She said they added a 3m shower with two shower heads.An open kitchen, family and dining area is at the heart of the modern home.Three bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom, laundry and media room are located at the back half of the house.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The master bedroom, a closed-off loungeroom and study are in the front half.There is a large outdoor entertaining deck in the backyard.The home also has a double remote lockup garage, garden shed and gate access to Kilkenny Park.Mrs Thornton said they chose to live in the suburb because it was considered safe – the ideal place to bring up their two daughters.“We loved the area and we’ve got young kids so it just seemed like a nice area for families,” she said.“I couldn’t think of a better neighbourhood to bring kids up in.“We’ll be sad to leave the street, that’s for sure.”The property is close to schools, shops, bike and walking trails, and Riverlakes Golf Course.The airport, Brisbane city, the Gold Coast and Ipswich are all within a 30-minute drive.last_img read more