e-business in brief: bid for top IT courses at new auction site

first_img Previous Article Next Article HR professionals can gain last-minute, cut-price deals on IT training courses thanks to new auction site Hoora.com. Courses include those from Novell and certified training providers Aris Education and Interquad. In its first week bidders bought top-of-the-range courses for as little as £1.www.hoora.com  Ashridge sets up new economy programmes Ashridge Management College has introduced three programmes to help managers face the challenges of the new economy. E-business, E-strategy and Corporate Development in the New Economy will focus on live case studies and will draw on Ashridge’s Virtual Learning Resource Centre.www.ashridge.org.uk  Relocation aid on the Net from ExpatAccess ReloGlobal is an international relocation site from ExpatAccess aimed at HR professionals. It features candidate assessment and recruitment, compensation and taxes, policy development, moving household goods and more. www.reloglobal.com  Yahoo adds Wideyes personality profileInternet portal Yahoo is featuring an on-line psychometric test in its careers section as a result of a collaboration with recruitment site Wideyes. Visitors to Yahoo can draw a profile of their strengths and weaknesses and gain feedback to help them identify skills and talents.http://uk.careers.yahoo.com  Saffron e-courses focus on skills transferSaffron Education is a new “skills incubator” which places emphasis on skills transfer. “Our goal is to change the nature of training in the UK and provide tailored programmes that are a mixture of instructor-led training, mentoring and consulting, all supported by web-based technologies,” explains Tony Miller, learning director. Topics include project management, e-strategy, e-law and e-accountancy.www.safrroneducation.co.uk  Meridian in on-line client skills showcase Meridian Consulting, career management and outplacement consultancy to the City, has launched a Client Search database enabling its clients to showcase their skills on a secure web site. Recruiters can log on, search the site and e-mail the clients that interest them. Clients remains anonymous until they choose to reply to the recruiter. www.meridian-consulting.co.uk e-business in brief: bid for top IT courses at new auction siteOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Dielectric variability of a 130 m Antarctic ice core: implications for radar sounding

first_imgA 130 m long ice core has been dielectrically profiled. From an analysis of the measurements, we obtain a profile of the high-frequency (radio-echo) conductivity. This profile has been represented by a simplified 700 layer model. The model has layers of differing conductivities, permittivities and thicknesses. A reflection-coefficient log can be calculated, assuming that permittivity is a smooth function of depth. Variations in conductivity are shown to be more likely sources of internal reflections from depths greater than a few hundred metres than changes in permittivity caused by density changes. The log is convoluted with input pulses of various frequencies and pulse lengths in order to produce synthetic radargrams. These show features that correspond to the internal reflections typically seen when radio echo-sounding polar ice sheets.last_img read more

COA Reverses Resisting Law Enforcement Convictions Based On Video Evidence

first_imgCOA Reverses Resisting Law Enforcement Convictions Based On Video EvidenceOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned convictions of mistreatment of a law enforcement animal and resisting law enforcement after finding that law enforcement officers’ testimony in the case was in direct contrast to video evidence.In the case of Royce Love v. State of Indiana, 71A03-1511-CR-2009, a jury in the St. Joseph Superior Court had convicted Royce Love on two counts of mistreatment of a law enforcement animal and one count of resisting law enforcement as class A misdemeanors after he ran a red light, ignored a stop sign and did not stop when he was pursued by South Bend Police Officers Paul Daley and Christopher Deak on Aug. 4, 2013.Love’s failure to stop led to additional officers joining the pursuit. Those officers attempted to create a rolling roadblock by blocking Love’s van with their police cars, but Love struck the law enforcement vehicles and continued to lead them on a five-minute chase.The officers were eventually able to stop Love, who was ordered to exit the van. In-vehicle police video shows that Love complied, raised his hands in the air and proceeded to place himself first on all fours, then lying face down on the ground. The video then shows that the officers used Tasers on Love and deployed a police dog on him.At the subsequent trial, which took place on Aug. 10, 2015, the officers testified that Love did not comply with their demands after he exited his vehicle, saying Love was not listening to their orders and was attempting to walk away, which led to their decision to deploy Tasers and a police dog.However, Love testified that after being told to “Get the F out of the car,” he exited the vehicle, put his hands up and began to lie face down. Love said the police dog was unnecessarily deployed on him and he was only trying to protect himself from the dog.After Love appealed his convictions, the Indiana Court of Appeals found that there was insufficient evidence to support those convictions. Specifically, the court said officers’ testimonies that Love was ignoring their orders and trying to walk away were in contrast with the video evidence, which showed Love exiting his vehicle, raising his hands and lying face down on the ground.“Under the circumstances, we cannot blind ourselves to the videotape evidence simply because the officers’ testimony may, by itself, support the guilty verdicts,” the court wrote in its Thursday opinion.The Court of Appeals chose to reverse Love’s conviction on the basis of insufficient evidence. However, Judge Pyle dissented, writing that because he was not present at the trial to hear the witness testimony, he does not feel comfortable questioning the jury’s judgment.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

PINDRIS, ROBERT J.

first_img69, passed away on April 19 at home. Robert was born in Jersey City and has resided in Bayonne. He worked as a Driver for Campbell Taxicabs for many years. Son of the late Ruth (Nee: Burton) and Joseph Pindris. Brother of Kathleen Joniak and her Husband Frank, and the late Joseph Pindris, Jr. Father of Lisa Marie Dallaire. Grandfather of Christopher Magarelli. He is also survived by many nieces & nephews. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img

Fudges joins charity to launch ‘Bicnic’ campaign

first_imgDorset bakery Fudges has teamed up with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to encourage people to get out and enjoy the British countryside.The bakery will be helping to raise awareness and support for the charity’s work to maintain a sustainable future for the English countryside.Over the next few months, it will be working with CPRE to identify five key ‘Bicnic’ locations. “The sites that are identified will become a key part of our new ‘Bicnicing’ spots, chosen as great places for sitting and enjoying a view, a good book, picnic or a biscuit or two,” explained Sue Fudge.The Bicnic spots will be launched in the Autumn and Fudges will also be creating a new ‘Bicnic’ pack of its sweet and savoury biscuits, straws, wafers and flatbreads to accompany the campaign.“These spots will be marked on a map on our website and, in the future, will be joined by lots more. We are also hoping that people will take the time to nominate their favourite spots,” explained Fudge.Fudges will also be raising awareness of CPRE through national events, and will be supporting the organisation at fundraising and membership events. The CPRE is a charity that promotes the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England.last_img read more

Where the magic happens

first_imgThe Gazette asked several Harvard authors to talk about something different, not about their books themselves but about where and how they write them. Here’s what they said.Tayari JonesAuthor of “Silver Sparrow” (Algonquin Books, May 2011)Composing on an antique typewriter forces me to work a little slower, makes me pay closer attention to every word. I love the little bell that lets me know every time I’ve made it to the end of another line. And it doesn’t hurt that my 1919 Royal doesn’t have Internet access. That helps me stay focused.Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerIdeally, I write in the early morning. It’s a peaceful time of day, and there’s no one else awake competing for my attention. I say “ideally” because I’ve worked hard to train myself not to have any requirements for writing, only preferences. I want to know that I can do it anywhere and anytime, so that I never feel that my magic feather has been taken away from me. I love my typewriters, but I would use finger paints if that were all that was available.Joseph B. MartinAuthor of “Alfalfa to Ivy” (University of Alberta Press, August 2011) and an avid journal keeperInspiration arrives at strange times — day or night, often during the awakening moments of the middle hours of the sleep period. A memory flashes across consciousness — the event rendered vivid as I write it down in cursive longhand— including in the description the emotional triggers that follow. One becomes an observer of one’s own memories.Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerI began a journal over 40 years ago when I arrived at Harvard Medical School as chief of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Entered were moments of history, both familial and those arising from work, which formed the threads for what I would later weave together into my memoir, “Alfalfa to Ivy.” Creative writing is hard work, but enormously gratifying. I came to know my quirks and idiosyncrasies — insights not likely to have been gained otherwise.Leah PriceEditor of “Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books,” and more recently, “How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain” (Princeton University Press, April 2012)After I injured my back two years ago by hunching too long over my laptop, I found that I could write more comfortably standing up than sitting down. So I began to migrate around the house, perching my laptop on the kitchen counter or balancing it on the mantelpiece as if it were the latest digital-age knickknack. (I am shorter than Thomas Wolfe, who rested his writing paper on top of the refrigerator.)Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerA neighbor who happens to be a gifted carpenter had slipped a disc lifting heavy equipment, so he could not only sympathize but empathize with my predicament. He stuck blocks of wood underneath each leg of my desk, which now stands on tiptoe like a dancer en pointe.With a work surface almost as tall as I am, I can pace around the room between sentences. My new writing environment is probably the only thing I have in common with the most vocal fan of stand-up desks, Donald Rumsfeld.last_img read more

UN group says Sri Lanka virus cremation rule violates rights

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A group of U.N experts has criticized Sri Lanka’s requirement that those who die of COVID-19 be cremated, even it goes against a family’s religious beliefs, and warned that decisions based on “discrimination and aggressive nationalism” could incite hatred and violence. The experts, who are part of the Special Procedures of the U.N Human Rights Council, said in a statement Monday that rule amounts to a human rights violation. Sri Lanka introduced the rule in March, saying there was a risk that bodies with the coronavirus could contaminate the ground water if they were buried. The WHO as well as Sri Lankan medical groups have said that burial of those who died of COVID-19 is safe.last_img read more

General Dynamics awarded $11.5 million contract by US Navy

first_imgGeneral Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems,General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was recently awarded an $11.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy for the production of six Aegis MK82 Illuminators, which include the MK82 guided missile director and the MK200 controller systems. Production will begin in early 2011. The contract has a total potential value of $29.5 million, and deliveries will be completed by July 2013, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).Awarded by Naval Sea Systems Command in September, the contract will create four new full-time jobs at General Dynamics’ Burlington, Vt., facility, which has approximately 430 employees. Program management, assembly and testing will be performed at the General Dynamics facility in Burlington, Vt.‘The illuminator is a critical component of the Aegis Weapon System, the U.S. Navy’s most advanced tactical radar defense and fire control system,’ said Russ Klein, vice president and general manager of weapon systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. ‘The Aegis Weapon System automatically detects, tracks and prioritizes threats and targets. The illuminator enables the system to lock onto its targets and provides the terminal guidance to intercept missiles.’General Dynamics has more than 30 years of experience in the design, production and technical support of the Aegis MK82 Illuminator. The Aegis Weapon Systems will be installed aboard ships built under the restart of the DDG-51 shipbuilding program.General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems and aerospace composite solutions, as well as off-road axle and suspension systems. It is also a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet at www.gdatp.com(link is external).General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com(link is external).  Source: General Dynamicslast_img read more

Vermont media to air inaugural live January 6

first_imgIn addition to coverage of the new governor, VPT will webcast Gov. Jim Douglas’s farewell address on vpt.org Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 1:30 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 6, starting at 1:30 p.m., VPT will present live coverage of Peter Shumlin’s inauguration as governor of Vermont and his address to the joint assembly at the Statehouse in Montpelier.  The inauguration will be broadcast statewide on VPT and webcast on vpt.org. There will be a repeat broadcast on VPT at 8 p.m. Vermont Public Television to Air Inauguration on Jan. 6, Webcast Douglas Farewell Jan. 5 Anchor for VPT’s coverage will be Chris Graff, former AP bureau chief. WCAX-TV, Vermont Public Television and Vermont Public Radio will all present live coverage of Peter Shumlin’s inauguration as governor of Vermont and his address to the joint assembly at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Coverage will begin at 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 6th on WCAX-TV’s primary channel. Kristin Kelly and Darren Perron will anchor from their studios on Joy Drive in South Burlington with Kristin Carlson reporting live from the Statehouse in Montpelier. The inauguration will also be streamed live to the website, www.wcax.com(link is external).‘WCAX News has a long tradition of covering the critical issues facing Vermonters from the State House. Broadcasting the inaugural from the State House will give the public a first look into how Peter Shumlin and other leaders will govern Vermont,’ stated Anson Tebbetts, WCAX-TV News Director.WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT and is owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.  Vermont Public Radio will also live stream the inaugural via its Website at www.vpr.net(link is external)last_img read more

Vermont officials to meet Killington residents over Irene recovery January 11

first_imgState officials will visit Killington and Mendon at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, to hold a town-meeting style discussion about how they can assist local communities recover from Tropical Storm Irene. The local visit is part of the statewide Community Recovery Partnership initiative launched by Governor Peter Shumlin, and is designed to not only identify local needs but also connect communities with the support and resources they require for both short- and long-term recovery. The discussion will focus on the local response ‘ what worked, what did not, the community’s current and future needs its capacity to meet those needs and any gaps. Recovery goals and opportunities around communication, housing, business, how best to prepare for the next event, flood plains, river management, and infrastructure repair, as well as other topics those in attendance wish to discuss. The issues identified will aid the state as it develops a plan to help communities emerge stronger and more resilient, as well as help Vermonters to thrive in the decades to come. ‘We know that all recovery is local and the best role for the state is to support the towns,’ Governor Shumlin said. ‘The first step is to talk with communities about both their current needs and their future plans, in order to better gauge the additional assistance they will need going forward. We need to harness the incredible community energy of the past four months and direct it toward rebuilding Vermont into a stronger, smarter and safer state.’ Recovery needs vary from town to town and from region to region. To best understand these needs, state officials will ask residents to share their views and ideas. The Community Recovery Partnership team that will visit Killington and Mendon on January 11 will include representatives from Vermont’s Agency of Commerce & Community Development, Agency of Human Services, Agency of Natural Resources, Agency of Transportation, and Vermont Emergency Management. The meeting will also include officials from the Rutland Regional Planning Commission and the Rutland Economic Development Corporation. At the meeting, planned for the Killington Town Office, state representatives hope to learn about our community’s current needs, the local capacity to meet those needs and were the gaps are. They also wish to understand our community’s vision five years into the future, and how we can best identify and show progress in meeting those goals. ‘Our mission is to support communities as they make the hard decisions about recovery,’ said Noelle MacKay, Commissioner of Economic, Housing and Community Development, who will spearhead the local meeting. ‘Having cross-agency teams meet with those who experienced how Irene impacted every state region is critical as we help towns identify gaps in their capacity to meet immediate need, as well as identify future recovery trends worth pursuing.’ The recovery partnership team will conclude its statewide visits in February, and then summarize their results. State agencies will then help match local needs with existing service in the short term, while creating a long-term recovery plan that will support local rebuilding efforts. The wealth of local experience captured at the meeting with Killington and Mendon will lay the foundation for a stronger, smarter and safer state. ‘True recovery is a community-powered process, and we are eager to have Vermonters with local knowledge be active participants,’ said Neale Lunderville, Vermont’s Irene Recovery Officer. ‘These conversations will inform the state’s long-term recovery plan and help set our direction for the future.’ For more information about the state’s Community Recover Partnership contact Chris Cochran at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or by calling 802-828-3047. Summary:IRENE RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP MEETING FOR KILLINGTON AND MENDONWednesday, January 11, 20126:30 p.m.Killington Town Hall2706 River Road, Killington, VTlast_img read more