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In brief

first_imgThis month’s training news in briefMerger completed As Training Magazine went to press, shareholders of SkillSoft and SmartForceapproved the merger of the two e-learning companies. SmartForce intends to dobusiness under the operating name of SkillSoft and is expected to pursuelegally changing its official name to SkillSoft in the near future.  www.skillsoft.comNVQ for care managers A new NVQ for the managers of adult care services, launched by awarding bodyEdexcel, is expected to form part of the requirements for registrationfollowing the introduction of national registers for residential care managersin 2003. As many as 20,000 managers are expected to seek registration withbodies including the General Social Care Council by 2005. NorthamptonshireCounty Council has already incorporated the NVQ into its workforce developmentprogramme and has 40 managers waiting to sign up for it.  www.edexcel.org.ukVodafone rings changes Vodafone has opted for a common approach and consistent message in welcomingnew employees by setting up a monthly induction event. The message throughoutthe day, designed by Jarvis Woodhouse, is about teamwork and Vodafone’sculture. An average 100 new starters attend the event each month fromthroughout the business and those who are unable to attend can use an onlineprogramme. Balvi Macleod, people development consultant at Vodafone, said thecourse is designed to give all new starters the same induction experienceregardless of which function they had joined.  www.jarvis-woodhouse.comLexus links up Car manufacturer Lexus and Nottingham Trent University have opened apurpose-built national dealer training centre for Lexus franchises at theUniversity’s Clifton Campus in the city. At its peak the training centre willdeal with more than 10,000 delegates a year.  www.lexus.co.ukE-learning via tills Lloyds Pharmacy has introduced a new bespoke e-learning system that can beaccessed from tills during quiet periods at the store. The programme, developedby BYG Systems, offers modules on till operation, back office systems, stockmanagement and personnel administration. Knowledge retention is reinforced bycustomer scenarios, summaries and assessments.  www.bygsystems.com Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article In briefOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science – 2021-2022

first_imgHaverford College is a small, selective, liberal arts collegelocated 10 miles outside of the center of Philadelphia and on aregional train line.Questions about the Computer Science program should be directed toJohn Dougherty at [email protected] For technical questions, please contactlnterfoliodirectlyat 1-877-997-8807 or [email protected] .Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer that does not discriminate on the basis of race,ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationalorigin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted invalues of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected inthe curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of theCollege. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who sharethese values and who will foster their contribution to theCollege’s mission. The Department of Computer Science of Haverford College welcomesapplications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the2021-2022 academic year.The appointment is renewable for an additional year, contingentupon budgetary approval and completion of a successful performancereview during the first year. Responsibilities will includeteaching the equivalent of five courses over two semesters eachyear. Labs, discussion sections, and supervising undergraduatesenior thesis often count toward this teaching load. This positioncomes with support for research, especially involving undergraduatestudents, as well as a generous benefits package.Candidates in all areas of Computer Science or connected fields areencouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D.(ABD considered) in Computer Science or a closely relateddiscipline and excellent teaching skills and experience, with theability to teach courses from the introductory to the advancedundergraduate levels. The College and Department particularly seekthose well-prepared to engage students from diverse backgrounds,and equipped to use varied pedagogies in the classroom. These andother capacities as an instructor of undergraduate students shouldbe explained in a detailed statement of teaching experiences andinterests.The appointment officially begins July 1, 2021; applicationsreceived by January 15, 2021, will be given full consideration.Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculumvitae, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of researchinterests. Please also arrange to have three letters of referencesubmitted in support of the application (including name, title,affiliation, phone number, and email address of each reference). Atleast one of these letters of reference should focus on thecandidate’s teaching abilities. Please submit your applicationmaterials here: http://apply.interfolio.com/81757last_img read more

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Colorado Kind Festival Finalizes Lineup With String Cheese Incident, The Motet, Yonder Mountain, & More

first_imgFor more information and ticketing, head to Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery’s website here. On September 14th and 15th, Colorado’s Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery will celebrate its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the landmark year, the brewery will host a special two-day music festival dubbed Colorado Kind Festival at Lyons, Colorado’s Planet Bluegrass. While the festival has previously confirmed that two Colorado live music favorites, String Cheese Incident and The Motet, will perform, today, the event has finalized its heavy-hitting Colorado-focused music lineup.On Friday, September 14th, Colorado-based funk act The Motet will headline the evening. However, newly announced is a performance from The Mountain Sun All-Stars, which will feature members of String Cheese Incident and “very special guests.” On Saturday, September 15th, the String Cheese Incident will headline the festival, with the day also seeing performances from Yonder Mountain String Band and The Drunken Hearts.last_img read more

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The Meadows Music And Arts Festival Will Not Return In 2018

The Meadows Music And Arts Festival will not be returning to Citi Field in Queens, New York, in 2018, according to an announcement from Founders Entertainment. From the organizers of Governors Ball, the two-year event has brought together the likes of Kanye West, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Cage the Elephant, and Kamasi Washington for its inaugural year in 2016, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay Z, Run The Jewels, Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, Big Gigantic, De La Soul, TV On The Radio, Nas, Bassnectar, Weezer, and more in 2017.In Friday’s announcement, Founders Entertainment expressed their hopes to move from Queens’ Citi Field to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park–though this plan was not achievable in 2018, and they are looking to make the official change in location in 2019.Read the full statement below:After careful consideration, we have decided to take 2018 off and focus our efforts on returning in 2019. Our goal from day one has been to create a marquee, multi-day, fall music festival in Queens. After two great years at Citi Field, we were excited to shift our venue focus entirely to Flushing Meadows Corona Park – the location we always hoped to move to in year 3. However, after review of our application by NYC Parks, we were not able to obtain a workable multi-day permit for a 2018 festival in the park. Our sights are set on The Meadows in 2019, and we look forward to working together with all city partners and agencies. read more

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HSPH graduates told that career flexibility key to personal, professional growth

first_imgIn his opening message at the 2012 Commencement ceremony on May 24, Dean Julio Frenk spoke about the importance of “career plasticity.”He quoted Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, who said, “Fortune does favor the bold, and I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try.” Explaining why he chose to quote a business person instead of someone like Einstein, Pasteur, or even Plato, Frenk said that “tightly-defined career paths … are no longer the only routes to personal and professional achievement” for graduates of Harvard School of Public Health.Frenk noted that the day’s commencement speaker, HSPH alumnus Gerald Chan, went on to a “bold, non-traditional career path” as an entrepreneur and innovator, but has continued to work on improving people’s health.“No government—even that of the wealthiest nation—can afford to pay for all of the scientific research and public health programs that we require to keep people healthy,” Frenk said. “As a result, it is vital that we have people educated in science and public health who see opportunities where others see barriers—who are comfortable moving easily between the worlds of government, business, civil society, and academia, to improve people’s health.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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The Listener – Exposed: the truly dangerous agenda of Family First

first_imgNZ Listener 29 Aug 2012There’s been a bit of fuss this morning about Family First losing one of its domain names to a pro-marriage-equality campaigner.But that’s small cheese compared to the dangerous, subversive images I’ve stumbled upon at the home page of the Family First site proper.Principally, this, in which the group appears to be promoting cannibalism, and patricide, in one go:And I’m not persuaded that what’s going on with the dog here is entirely consensual:http://www.listener.co.nz/commentary/the-internaut/exposed-the-truly-dangerous-agenda-of-family-first/last_img read more

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Women of Troy have quick turnaround for Friday game

first_imgKyleen Hengelhaupt | Daily TrojanStanding tall · Junior outside hitter Niki Withers had 13 kills in USC’s loss on Wednesday. The Women of Troy face Washington on Friday.After a tough loss to UCLA on Wednesday, the Women of Troy (8-4) look for redemption in Friday’s game against Washington (10-1). The Trojans lost to the Bruins in four sets, ending their 8-match winning streak. This weekend, they look to defeat Washington and continue working on their team communication. Though Wednesday’s match was a letdown for Trojan fans, various players stepped up to help the team. For example, junior middle blocker Jordan Dunn recorded six kills and put up four blocks against the Bruins. Junior outside hitter Niki Withers had 13 kills, while sophomore libero Victoria Garrick had a career high 24 digs during the game. The Trojans believe that they can bounce back for Friday’s game. “My focus has to be all the good things we did tonight and how much better we improved in some things,” head coach Mick Haley said. “This gave us a really good look at where we can improve to get better.”Friday will be a quick turnaround for the Trojans, especially since no one likes losing to the Bruins. However, Washington will be a good game for the Trojans to work on correcting their mistakes. Because the games are so close together, Haley said they won’t be able to get much better or improve too much in the one day they have between games. “We have to gut this Friday match out,” Haley said. “We are not going to get better or improve, but we certainly are gonna have some experiences from this that are gonna help us a little bit.”For Friday, both Haley and junior setter Reni Meyer-Whalley believe there are little things they can tweak to improve their game. The team primarily needs to emphasize communication and ball control in order to be successful this weekend. Haley said that because the team is so young, there are still small errors that they make which can be fixed with concentration and experience.“We have to focus on strategies and correcting some leaks in our reception patterns, working on whose ball is whose,” Haley said. “We have to emphasize ball control. We must have lost 5 or 7 points on just not handling the ball well. That is something we can correct with concentration and passing.”Meyer-Whalley echoed this sentiment, saying that when the ball is on their side of the court, the team needs to work on both controlling the ball and bettering the ball. She also explained that there must be a rhythm between the setters and the hitters, and once that comes, the team will be hitting a lot more balls. They have to work on trusting each other as well. “We can’t start a match with ease, you have to go in fighting,” Meyer-Whalley said. “Our body language has to be that we are ready to fight from the beginning. We have to build some momentum, because it takes momentum away from the other team.” The Women of Troy will face the University of Washington Friday night at 7 p.m. at Galen Center.last_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: Mets have spoken with Indians about Corey Kluber

first_img MLB trade rumors: Mets, Mariners deal for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz done pending physicals A two-time AL Cy Young winner, Kluber is coming off a 2018 season in which he pitched to a 2.89 ERA  in 215 innings. He will earn $17 million in 2019 and has team options in 2020 for $17.5 million and $18 million, New York Daily News notes. Sources say the Mets have spoken with the Indians about Corey Kluber. The two teams had talked about Yan Gomes before he was dealt to the Nationals, but the Mets’ interest now appears to also extend to Kluber, who had Mets manager Mickey Callaway as a pitching coach in Cleveland.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 2, 2018The report comes after the Mets reportedly finalized a blockbuster trade with the Mariners for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, a sign new GM Brodie Van Wagenen isn’t wasting any time in his new position at the helm of New York. Kluber, 32, has ties with the Mets through manager Mickey Callaway, who previously served as Indians pitching coach.   Related Newscenter_img The Mets don’t appear to be done making big moves this offseason as they are interested in making a trade with the Indians for pitcher Corey Kluber. According to MLB.com, New York has spoken to Cleveland about a potential deal. The report adds that the Mets previously had been in talks for Indians catcher Yan Gomes before he was dealt to the Nationals.last_img read more