Previous Article Next Article KarenMorris has joined outsource telebusiness agency Telecom Express as head of HR.She comes from provider Internet connectivity Globix.com where she was EuropeanHR director. Her main role will be to work with the board to develop anddeliver the strategic and operational HR plans that will support the growingbusiness.VictoriaLowe joins international construction and management consultancy Turner &Townsend Group as group human resources manager. She has 13 years of experiencein HR. Her move to Leeds comes as a big change from her previous positioncarrying out voluntary work in Ghana, West Africa. She spent four months withRaleigh International helping with development projects in remote parts of thecountry. She will be responsible for personnel and training across all T&Tdivisions.PaulBrennan is leaving his position as project manager at RAF Cosford to freelanceas a trainer in the areas of personal and corporate development. Since April1998, he has been responsible for bringing distance learning into the RAF’score training programme for its engineering technicians. In November 1999, heformed the Personal Development Squadron at RAF Cosford. During this time healso delivered around 25 three-day courses to improve interpersonalrelationships among all staff. TopJobAtthe end of April, Elsie Akinsanya took over as human resources director ofMarket and Opinion Research International. She previously worked for contractresearch organisation Quintiles, where she was associate director, humanresources. Akinsanyahas an MA in human resources management and is a corporate member of the CIPD.At Mori, her main responsibility will be to direct the full range of HRactivities including recruitment, employee relations, performance managementand employee development. Her primary objective is to ensure that there is anholistic approach to the employee life cycle. Shesaid, “Mori is truly a ‘people business’ – one of its corporate objectivesis to provide a working environment that is satisfying to each member of staffin terms of job satisfaction, remuneration and recognition.”Thekey challenges of the role will involve employee development, performance andcareer management. She hopes to create a network of research agency HR professionalsto address specific industry issues. Shesaid, “One of the many attractions of the role was that it had a healthybalance of strategic and operational input.”PersonalProfileJoanMunro has been appointed assistant director of the People Skills andDevelopment section of the Employers OrganisationWhatis the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?To jump in at the deep end, taking on jobs you don’t feel confident about –it is the best way of learning.Whatis the strangest situation you have dealt with at work?Managing someone from an Army background. She didn’t respect consultationand discussion, only me giving orders.Ifyour house was on fire and you could save one object, what would it be?My photographs – most other things could be replaced.Ifyou had three wishes to change your organisation, what would they be?For the Local Government NTO to be more influential. To have more power toaffect change – we can only encourage more investment in staff development, notdemand it. And more resources to tackle the issues on a much larger scale.Whatis the best thing about working in HR?It’s an exciting time. There are many challenges, but plenty of enthusiasmfor working with us to develop ‘Learning Local Authorities’. Whatis the worst?The importance of workforce development not being fully appreciated. Youhave stumbled upon a time machine hidden in the vaults of your companybuilding. What time period would you visit and why?Fifteen years’ time, to see the impact of our Local Government WorkforceDevelopment Plan. Ifyou could adopt the management style of an historical character, who would youchoose?Simone De Beauvoir. She wasn’t afraid to challenge conventions. She stoodup for equality, and she lived her principles.Howdo you get to work?By Tube – it’s the worst part of my day. I arrive feeling I’ve done battle.Whatwould you do if you had more spare time?More walking in the mountains.Ifyou were to write a book, what would you write about?A mystery with a good plot, and lots of twists, turns and surprises.Whatis your greatest strength?Tenacity.Whatis your least appealing characteristic?Probably the same as my greatest strength – refusing to give up. Whatis the greatest risk you ever took?Revealing all to you. CV– Joan Munro2001Assistant Director (People and Skills Development), Local Government EmployersOrganisation and head of Local Government National Training Organisation1999-2001 Skills and standards manager, Improvement and Development Agency1990-1999 Training and development manager, London Borough of Islington1986-1990 Community training co-ordinator, London Borough of Haringey PeopleOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah – A single by freshman Jaren Hall in the top of the 10th inning and clutch pitching from sophomore Mitch McIntyre gave BYU baseball its eighth-straight win against Utah Valley by a score of 14-13 in a wild UCCU Crosstown Clash on Tuesday at UCCU Ballpark. After participating in BYU football practice, Jaren Hall drove over to the game, arriving in the third inning. He entered the game in the bottom of the ninth, then hit a single to score Brock Hale for the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10thPlaying and starting in his first game as a Cougar, Bryan Call hit a three-run homer to right field for the first hit of his career, following up later with a two-RBI singleBYU’s eight-game win streak over UVU is the longest by either team in series history; the Cougars haven’t lost to the Wolverines since May 10, 2016 “It was one of those games you see once every few years that just baffles you,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “We hung in there, grinded it out a little bit and ended up persevering.” Hale started things off quickly for BYU with a two-run homer in the top of the first to score himself and senior Brian Hsu, who reached earlier on a walk. The home run was Hale’s third of the year and second in the last three games. With two outs and the bases loaded in the second, Hale again stepped up, lacing a single up the middle to bring in junior Abraham Valdez and Hsu for a 4-2 Cougar lead. Hale finished the game going 2-for-5 with four RBIs, two runs and a walk. UVU climbed back from being down 13-7 in the top of the seventh, scoring five runs in the bottom of the inning before tying the game in the bottom of the eighth with a run. The Wolverines answered back in kind, hitting their one two-run homer with two outs to tie the game, 2-2 after one inning. Robert Lovell With the game tied, 13-13, and runners on second and third with one out, sophomore Mitch McIntyre came in from left field to pitch for the Cougars. After coaxing a strikeout for out two, BYU intentionally walked the Wolverine batter to load the bases. On a 3-2 count, McIntyre got the UVU batter to go down swinging, sending the game into extra innings. Senior Brock Hale walked, then reached second on a balk. With two outs, freshman Jaren Hall singled up the middle to score Hale. The RBI was the first of Hall’s career and came despite the freshman arriving at the game in the third inning after participating at quarterback at BYU football practice. Hall entered the game in left field in the bottom of the ninth before coming through in his only at-bat of the game. Playing in his first game as a Cougar, freshman second baseman Bryan Call knocked in five runs – three on a home run to right field in the third inning for the first hit of his career, and two more on a two-RBI single in the seventh. Call finished 2-for-4 with a run, a walk and the five RBIs. Written by March 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Late-Game Heroics Give Cougars the Win in UCCU Crosstown Clash Bryan Call: 2-5, HR, R, BB, 5 RBIBrock Hale: 2-5, HR, 2 R, BB, 4 RBIBrian Hsu: 2-3, 3 R, BB, 2 RBI Game Summary McIntyre then retired the side, giving him his second win of the year and improving the Cougars to 14-5 on the year. Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/UCCU Crosstown Clash/UVU Wolverines Baseball Player Highlights
The Land Registry is to begin digitising the UK’s hundreds of Local Land Charges or ‘local searches’ registers in a bid to speed up the house buying process, a move it claims will help up to 125,000 house purchases over the next two years.Waiting for local searches to be completed by councils can be both frustratingly slow and, the Land Registry says, varies widely across the UK in speed and cost.This has created a ‘local search lottery’, it claims. Costs vary from £3 to £76 to complete searches which in some areas can take up to 30 days to complete, unnecessarily holding up thousands of home purchases every year.Local Land Charges information, which include checks on restrictions such as tree preservation orders, listed status and conservation areas, will soon be available within an updated central online database that solicitors will be able to access as either searchable PDFs or Excel spreadsheets.“This is a significant step forward in the Government’s ambition to make the house-buying process simpler, faster and cheaper,” says Land Registry Chief Executive Graham Farrant (pictured).The digitisation project has begun at 26 local authorities and the first to offer the service will include Blackpool, City of London, East Lindsey in Lincolnshire, the Isles of Scilly, Liverpool, Lambeth in London, Norwich, Peterborough, Sefton and St Helen’s on Merseyside and Warwick.“In today’s world, people expect to be able to access government information online quickly and easily, and for a reasonable fee,” says Graham.“A national Local Land Charges service will achieve that. HM Land Registry has a track record for modernising land-related systems and is very pleased to be taking on the delivery of the national Local Land Charges digital register.”Read more about digitisation at the Land Registry.Graham farrant local searches Lambeth in London Liverpool Land Registry Norwich Peterborough Blackpool Sefton and St Helen’s on Merseyside and Warwick City of London the Isles of Scilly East Lindsey in Lincolnshire March 2, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Faster home purchases promised as Land Registry begins putting councils’ local search data online previous nextRegulation & LawFaster home purchases promised as Land Registry begins putting councils’ local search data onlineEstate agents, home buyers and sellers will soon only have to wait hours rather than weeks for local searches to be completed when digitisation project is completed.Nigel lewis2nd March 201801,346 Views
While musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood are all virtuosos in their own right, there’s something magical that happens when the trio get together as Medeski Martin & Wood. The group has been together now for 25 years, capturing the jazz and jam worlds by storm with their otherworldly approach to music.In recent years, all three members have been immersed in various projects. Wood tours regularly with The Wood Brothers, while Medeski has found roles in DRKWAV, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Word and many more groups. Just recently, he was announced as a member of Saudade, a new supergroup with members of Deftones, Bad Brains and more. Listen to their debut track here.Of course, MMW is at the very heart of it all. The band’s latest release was Juice, a collaborative work with jazz guitarist John Scofield. While that was the band’s most recent studio project, there’s definitely a different energy when the band has Scofield in tow, as compared to their work as a trio. For the last MMW studio release, we have to look back to the group’s Radiolarian Series, which consisted of three albums released from 2008-2009. The band released a handful of live albums since then, including one with Wilco’s Nels Cline, but today we’ve learned that the band is back in the studio.Check out this update from Billy Martin below:We’re very excited too! We’ll be sure to update once we know more. Until then, you can get down to some 2016 MMW with video footage of their three sets at the moe.-hosted Tropical throe.down festival from earlier this year.
Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of stories on the measures individual Schools at Harvard are using to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.A year after Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences formally launched its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Program, aligned with the University-wide reduction goals, sustainability is becoming second nature across FAS.For example, there’s the new [email protected] e-mail account, where members of the Harvard community can report sprinklers running in the rain, athletic facilities ablaze with lights at 2 a.m., and lecture halls where climate control could be improved.“The level of engagement is really remarkable,” said Jay M. Phillips, director of energy, sustainability, and infrastructure for FAS, one of eight officials who share these e-mail reports with building managers to see that problems are solved.In a notable success story, Harvard College’s sprawling residential buildings in the past year have seen a 15 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions, a 30 percent drop in water use, and a 9 percent savings on utility costs.Heather Henriksen, director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability (OFS), credits FAS successes such as the undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program, where students act as green representatives within their dorms or Houses, and Green Teams, which harness the power of faculty, staff, and students to improve efficiency in office settings.“Both are feathers in the cap of the FAS Green Program,” Henriksen said. “FAS has demonstrated that occupant-engagement programs lead to real resource reductions and, ultimately, economic savings.”The concerted conservation efforts in the Houses and dormitories have contributed to the $5,594,908 that FAS saved in the past year through reductions in energy usage and associated utilities costs. FAS has also saved money through an array of energy conservation projects implemented since 2006: reducing building ventilation and heating and cooling loads, adjusting building temperatures and system schedules based on building occupancy, and installing solar panels and a bevy of other retrofits.Many FAS employees have embraced a more low-tech approach: “freecycles,” where surplus office supplies are free for the taking. Dozens of staffers have showed up, snapping up much of what is offered for reuse. Inspired by freecycling’s popularity, OFS, Harvard’s Procurement Management office, and FAS have developed a University-wide Craigslist-like site for swapping office supplies, now available online at green.harvard.edu/reuselist.Freecycling hasn’t just been a hit at Harvard. Columbia University has begun replicating the practices on its own campus.“We’ve transitioned from being a sustainability follower among our Ivy peers some years ago to being a real leader now,” Phillips said, noting that Yale University is now seeking to replicate FAS’s successful greening of laboratories.This year, FAS plunged into its biggest sustainability project yet, an ambitious, top-to-bottom makeover of the 102,000-square-foot Sherman Fairchild Biochemistry Building and its smaller neighbor, the Bauer Center. Two technologies never before employed in FAS buildings — an enthalpy wheel and a heat-shift chiller — will recapture heat ordinarily exhausted from the buildings, for reuse elsewhere.Other innovations include a system to reclaim “gray” water for reuse in toilets, widespread use of LEDs for task lighting and illumination of laboratory benches, lights that self-dim when ample natural light is present, and a system that will use occupancy sensors to reduce air exchange in vacant areas.“Better integrating building controls should help us achieve much greater efficiency,” Phillips said. “This project has been envisioned from the start as a ‘lab of the future.’ ”Among the more futuristic touches, building occupants will find interactive screens showing energy use by lab or floor, so they can see, in real time, the energy-saving effects of their actions.Next: A look at the Harvard Business School.
The 2011 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy will be awarded on Nov. 2 to Hilary Putnam “for his contribution to the understanding of semantics for theoretical and ‘natural kind’ terms, and of the implications of this semantics for philosophy of language, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, and metaphysics.” Putnam is the Cogan University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.The Rolf Schock Prizes are triennially awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Putnam will receive $75,000.For more information.
Members of the Harvard SEAS Racing Team maneuvered the chassis of their solar-powered car through the crowd and cheers erupted from the bleachers, where throngs of engineering science students watched all-terrain vehicles battle for points on a raised obstacle course.There was an atmosphere of festivity inside the tent on the Science Center Plaza during the fourth annual Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Design and Project Fair. The controlled chaos of the May 6 fair offered the Harvard community and general public a taste of the wide range of projects developed at SEAS during the school year.Melissa Chan ’15 explained how she and teammates Karen Kennedy ’17 and Ibrahim Muhammad ’15 tackled infant jaundice in developing countries for their project in CS179: “Design of Useful and Usable Interactive Systems.” The trio created software that monitors the status of remote infant incubators and alerts equipment donors when hardware maintenance or replacement is required. As is commonly the case for design projects originating in SEAS courses, the group will continue working on the prototype even after final grades have been submitted. Kennedy and her teammates plan to partner with a local nonprofit design firm and do user testing in Haiti and Vietnam.“This has been a really fulfilling project,” said Niamh Durfee ’16 a student in CS171, a data-visualization course taught by Alexander Lex. Durfee’s team created an interactive display of Hubway bike share usage over the past two years.“Visualizations are becoming increasingly important and it’s nice to have such an applicable skill,” agreed her teammate Lexi Smith ’16. Durfee is currently involved in computational chemistry research and plans to use her new skills to build a visualization that allows for easy comparison of proteins.Ryan Kerr ’17, Evan Sandhoefner ’17, and Meng Ting ’17 demonstrated their interactive map of the American electoral process over the past 100 years. Tiffany Cheng and Spyros Ampanados, both students at the Graduate School of Design, displayed their Hydro [CROP] Monitor, a custom-built tool designed to help Corner Stalk, a hydroponic farm in East Boston, understand trends and areas for improvement embedded in the volumes of sensor data the farm collects.Some SEAS classes challenge students to define and develop their own concepts. Others involve a partnership between faculty and students, such as ES96: “Engineering Problem Solving and Design Project,” taught by James Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry. Building on Anderson’s existing research and finding areas for improvement, Crystal Stillwell ’15 and Nick Bobbs ’16 developed a weather-balloon-tethered device to measure ozone loss in the stratosphere. Anderson plans to embed the students’ instrument in an atmospheric-monitoring mission targeted for launch in 2017.Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was an early visitor to the fair, pausing at a high-tech sandbox constructed by the SEAS Active Learning Labs. The earth-science-visualization device lets users create and modify their own topographic model with the sweep of a hand. Anas Chalah, executive director of Active Learning, explained how his team improved upon an existing design developed by engineers at the University of California, Davis. It uses a Microsoft Kinect and a projector to turn a child’s toy into a classroom tool that teaches geologic and hydrologic concepts.“We’re really excited to partner with other faculty at SEAS and find new uses for this technology,” says Chalah. “The sky is the limit when it comes to what we can invent. We like to think of ourselves as the eyes and ears for the faculty, discovering what new learning tools are out there and then customizing them to make them our own.”The Active Learning Labs display also featured ornate typographic symbols precisely carved out of 2-inch aluminum by the school’s new water-jet cutter, and a fleet of mobile fabrication carts available for indoor or outdoor use.During the fair, Harry R. Lewis, interim dean of SEAS and Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, presented the first-ever Dean’s Award for Outstanding Senior Engineering Projects. Ten students in the SB engineering program (bachelor of science in the engineering sciences) received honorable mention citations for their capstone ES100 projects, and four were awarded the Dean’s Award.“One of the most exhilarating aspects of the SEAS curriculum — for students and faculty — is the opportunity to make stuff,” Lewis observed. “Sometimes it’s really cool, quirky, or fun. Often, it is work that will help solve a real problem and make a significant impact on people’s lives.”
Meeting alumni where they are has been a priority for every Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) president since John Quincy Adams led the organization upon its founding in 1840. Today, with around 60,000 Harvard alumni living outside the United States, international travel is a big part of the job. For incoming president Alice Hill ’81, Ph.D. ’91, it’s just a fact of life.Hill has made the 24-hour-plus trip from her home in Melbourne, Australia, to Cambridge four times each year since joining the HAA Executive Committee in 2015. But that’s a relatively quick jaunt compared to the two-day journeys she embarked upon every summer as a child, traveling from her small town of Inuvik inside the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories to visit family in Boston.And her globe-trotting didn’t stop there. After graduating from Radcliffe College, where she studied economics and played on the inaugural women’s ice hockey team, Hill earned her master’s at the London School of Economics, went back to Canada to work for the federal government, and then returned to Harvard for her Ph.D. in business economics.Wherever life has taken her, she has found ways to stay connected to the University, even from thousands of miles away.“I love this community,” said Hill, who has been a member of Harvard Clubs in London, Ottawa, Washington, D.C., and Victoria (Australia). She has also served on the HAA board as director for Australasia, vice president for University-wide alumni affairs, and, currently, first vice president. “Harvard is a way to meet really interesting people, but more importantly, it’s a way to get really interesting and capable people working together to do things that we couldn’t do as individuals.”,One example of this collective action is the Harvard Club of Victoria fellowship program that Hill chairs, which sends local nonprofit leaders to Harvard Business School for a weeklong course on nonprofit management to learn strategies for addressing challenges in their communities.Hill will be the first Australian and the first Canadian to lead the HAA, as well as the first from the Asia Pacific region. She plans to bring those perspectives to the table as president.“I’m excited by what it says about the HAA to choose someone like me. It’s really walking the talk in terms of inclusion and engagement of international alumni. I want to make sure I honor that,” she said.While Hill hopes to continue to deepen the HAA’s global outreach in the year ahead, she applauds the implementation of online voting in the Overseer and HAA director elections, which has made it easier for alumni abroad to participate. She also praised current HAA president Margaret Wang ’09 for leading by example in driving the board’s ongoing work on inclusion and belonging.“I’m really happy to be following Margaret,” Hill said. “By putting herself out there and sharing her personal narrative, she has modeled the sorts of behavior that we aspire to.”Throughout her presidency, Wang has encouraged alumni to bring their values and experiences to bear in their work for Harvard. The result, Wang said, is a community that has become more open to new ideas and more willing to broach difficult conversations.“You have this intergenerational group of people from all over the world trying to engage with each other on things that are meaningful and sometimes challenging,” she said. “I’m seeing engagement across differences, and that makes me very optimistic.”Hill is the right person to build on this momentum, Wang said.“Alice lives the values that we talk about in terms of being your authentic self,” said Wang. “She’s uniquely positioned to continue opening up conversations with the alumni community around the world.”In addition to seeking advice from former HAA presidents, Hill is drawing inspiration from Harvard President Larry Bacow’s statement that “Harvard is its people.”“I also want to recognize how place shapes people — how Harvard is part of what makes us who we are,” Hill said. “If you’ve been a student here or you’ve worked here, you always belong to Harvard.”
A Campus Ministry and Gender Relations retreat geared towards LGBTQ students will take place Saturday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Parish Center.Open to the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross community, the six-hour retreat aims to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) students recognize that God is calling them to love others through the unique grace of being LGBTQ, Fr. Joe Corpora, the Campus Ministry chaplain to LGBTQ students, said.“[My goal is] that students will leave the retreat being more convinced of God’s merciful love no matter what,” Corpora said in an email. “There will be presentations, discussions, time for quiet prayer and, of course, celebration of the Mass and dinner. There will also be an opportunity to go to confession.”Corpora said the retreat, which costs $10, is specifically focused on LGBTQ students and he expects its atmosphere to be a “prayerful quiet day” with time for presentations and discussion.As the main speaker of the retreat, alumnus Matt Devine (‘15) said he will be discussing the idea that the Catholic and LGBTQ communities are not mutually exclusive despite some perceptions of it.“There is a difference between being a Catholic for me and being a Catholic within the institution of Catholicism and that’s something that I do find hard to reconcile and I understand how other people do as well,” Devine said. “But I have found such great peace; being Catholic is how I see the world as well as being a member of the LGBT community.”Devine said he feels lucky to be in a position in which he feels comfortable enough to come back on campus, share his experiences and “rewrite history.”“I‘m excited to see where Notre Dame has come over the even three years since I’ve been there,” he said. “Three years ago I could not have thought that 20 people would be on this retreat. As of Monday there was 17 people who had signed up and registered to come which is kind of baffling to me.”The idea of an LGBTQ retreat was started over 20 years ago out of Campus Ministry, Tami Schmitz, Campus Ministry’s associate director of pastoral care, said.“We wanted to give students from the LGBTQ community an opportunity to gather, pray and share stories of their lives within a faith context,” she said in an email. “The retreat has taken different forms over the years. Sometimes it’s over a whole weekend and sometimes it’s an afternoon of reflection.”Senior Liam Maher said he decided to register for this year’s retreat because as a gay Catholic, he appreciates opportunities to engage his faith in a holistic manner.“I think retreats like this are so important for LGBTQ Catholics because it gives us the opportunity to affirm our identity at a time when many exterior pressures can make it difficult to see the good in who we are as people,” he said.Maher said he doesn’t often get to speak about his life, spirituality and theology as someone different from “the heteronormative mainstream.”“I am so grateful to Campus Ministry for planning and executing such an inclusive and thoughtful event,” Maher said. “It gives me hope for the future of our church and the Notre Dame community.”Tags: Campus Ministry, Fr. Joe Corpora, Gender Relations Center, LGBTQ, LGBTQ retreat
The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) sent out an email Wednesday afternoon to the Notre Dame student body alerting it to phishing emails sent in the last few days.The phishing scam involves “an offer for employment or opportunity to participate in a work-study program, and requests contact and personal information,” the OIT email said.Students should not respond and delete the email, OIT suggested. OIT’s security team is currently investigating.To report additional information, contact the OIT Help Desk at (574) 631-8111 or [email protected]: emails, OIT, phishing, scam