first_imgThe last wordOn 1 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Trainer and writer John Charlton gives his thoughts in skills predictionsfor the year aheadTrend-spotting is a must for 21st century training and HR specialists andmanagers who want to make their mark. And no, this does not involve bodypiercing. It means identifying the skills that your organisation’s workforcemust have to compete in tomorrow’s hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners-only-ordersmarket. Reading, writing and the ability to use cutlery will continue to be mustsfor most, but perhaps the biggest need will be ‘fun workers’. This is no joke – it is a prediction by vocational skills awarding body City& Guilds (C&G). It recently issued a list of skills that will be ‘hot’by and after 2010 and there, on the ‘hottest’ list – alongsidenanotechnologists, longevity consultants and tax advisers – is the ‘funemployee’. Well, I’ve worked with a few in my time, but I admit failing to identifytheir side-splitting wit and antics as a ‘hot skill’. But perhaps it’s time to wise up. C&G says fun employees will boostproductivity, make work a great place to be, and cut staff turnover andabsenteeism. They will make work more enjoyable and productive, and boost thebottom line. That’s the theory. But how will it work in practice? Clearly, organisations must employ a Head of Fun to draw up a fun policy.Then Fun Operatives will be hired to drive this initiative through theorganisation. They will have skills development needs – which is where the trainingmanager comes in. After all, the goalposts of fun do move, and senses of humourand sensitivities do vary. The Head of Fun in a mushroom-packing facility willhave different requirements to one bringing happiness to the workforce on asewage farm. But organisational goals will shape common training themes. These shouldinclude: Introduction to Fun; Advanced Fun; Fun for Fed-up Workers: EmbracingFun and Diversity, Fun and Redundancy Counselling; and so on. Who should run such training? Bernard Manning and Jim Davidson have theprofile, but lack the sensitivity. I can recommend Jongleurs(www.jongleurs.com), a London-wide comedy club which trains comedians. But whatever you do, don’t extend your programme of fun to Germany. Overthere, there is no equivalent to Head of Fun. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAurelien Meunier/Getty ImagesBy GOOD MORNING AMERICA(NEW YORK) — Michael Jordan and his signature Jordan Brand will donate $100 million over the next decade to 10 organizations “dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice, and grater access to education,” according to a statement released by his spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy.“Black lives matter,” Jordan and his colleagues at Jordan Brand stated, adding, “Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people.”“We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice,” the statement read. “It’s 2020, and our family now includes anyone who aspires to our way of life. Yet as much as things have changed, the worst remains the same.”Jordan, 57, is notoriously private, but recently opened up about his life and career in the 10-episode docuseries, “The Last Dance,” which showcased the Chicago Bulls’ road to the 1998 championship.His daughter, Jasmine Jordan, told “Good Morning America” last month that Jordan Brand is an important part of preserving her father’s legacy.“It educates the younger generation as we continue to produce products, footwear, apparel, whatever it is for the younger generation,” Jasmine Jordan said. “It’s definitely an exciting aspect that we get to do and carry on, but as individuals we’re able to put our own spin on and keep it authentic so the next generation can ride the wave that we’ve been able to be a part of.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. June 5, 2020 /Sports News – National Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to donate $100 million to organizations dedicated to racial equalitycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

first_img Drilling permit for well 7219/9-3 in production licence 532. Image credit : Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7219/9-3, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 7219/9-3 will be drilled from the Transocean Enabler drilling facility in position 72 17`23.02 N and 19 59`56.43 E.The drilling programme for well 7219/9-3 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 532. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The other licensees are Vår Energi AS with 30 per cent and Petoro AS with 20 per cent.The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 7219/9, 7220/4, 7220/5, 7220/7 and 7220/8. The well will be drilled about 25 kilometres southwest of Johan Castberg FPSO.Production licence 532 was awarded on 15 May 2009 in the 20th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. This is the 10th well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity. Source: Company Press Release The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 7219/9, 7220/4, 7220/5, 7220/7 and 7220/8last_img

first_imgHome » News » TDS ‘founding father’ Mike Morgan joins rival Hamilton Fraser previous nextRegulation & LawTDS ‘founding father’ Mike Morgan joins rival Hamilton Fraser52-year-old solicitor’s duties will include heading up Hamilton Fraser’s two new dispute resolution and letting agent support services.Nigel Lewis12th August 20200421 Views One of the founders of the TDS, Mike Morgan, has joined rival Hamilton Fraser to become its Legal Division Manager with responsibility for two of its newest services, HF Assist and PRS mediation.Morgan played a key role in the founding of tenancy deposit protection scheme The Dispute Service (TDS) in 2006 and worked there for 13 years until April last year, and was one of the key players in the emerging dispute resolution sector within the property industry.Before that Morgan enjoyed a varied career including 10 years as a flight operations officer in the RAF and before that roles at the Furniture Ombudsman and in Trading Standards.Mike says his key focus in his new role at Hamilton Fraser is to empower more agents to ask for help and improve their standards to avoid disputes arising.Gone wrong“Over the years, I have seen countless examples where agents have gone wrong and more often than not, avoiding the issue could have been so easy.“One of the biggest challenges letting agents have faced over the last 10 years is the constant changing of legislation.“This is particularly true of those smaller businesses, sole traders and single branch operators who simply don’t have limitless budgets and access to their own in-house legal departments.“In my experience, these agents often avoid asking for help or checking their processes for fear they are doing something wrong and the possible implications that may have.”His other duties will include running HF Assist, which provides support on day to day lettings matters that affect agents’ businesses, and PRS’s new tenancy mediation service which encourages landlords, letting agents and tenants to find a resolution over tenancy disputes to avoid court.HF assist Mike Morgan Hamilton Fraser August 12, 2020Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_img Save Reputation Marketing Manager Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Reputation Marketing Manager Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Financial Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Community Relations & Institutional Outreach Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Notre Dame of Maryland University Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Similar jobs Save Program Officer II Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Public Safety Officer More searches like this GeneralSummary/PurposeThe Office of Student Financial Services is seekingan exceptional individual to join our team as the AssociateDirector, Financial Aid Outreach. Reporting to the Director ofFinancial Aid and Scholarships, the Associate Director is a memberof the management team within the Office of Student FinancialServices. As a collaborative group, they work closely with theDirector and are responsible for the development and implementationof policies, procedures and communication plans to ensure thatOffice and University wide goals are successfullymet.The Associate Director, Financial Aid Outreach isresponsible for developing and executing a comprehensive financialaid outreach, student engagement, and financial literacy strategy,with a sharp focus on serving first generation and limited income(FLI) students. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated andinnovative professional, with outstanding interpersonal skills, acommitment to the principles of access and diversity, and providingthe best customer service and student support to our families. Thisposition plays a key role in ensuring that our outreach andfinancial literacy initiatives are cohesive, integrated, andaligned with the mission of Financial Aid, and will work closelywith the Financial Aid communications team. The individual in thisrole will also liaise with other key stakeholder offices toidentify opportunities to support both current and prospectivestudents as new initiatives are conceived, developed and launched,and will manage all aspects of financial aid for the BaltimoreScholars and Hop-In programs. S/he will have one direct report(Assistant Director, Financial AidOutreach).Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesDevelop and implement events and programs toengage with students, and to help ensure the on-time renewal offinancial aid and retention of studentsConduct FinancialAid 101 workshops (in person and virtual) and Financial Literacytraining for students throughout theyear.Serve as theprimary point of contact for coordination and troubleshooting ofstudent financial concerns for other HomewooddepartmentsPerform outreach(phone calls, e-mails, text messaging campaigns, events, etc.) tocurrent and prospective students who need assistance navigatingtheir bills, financial aid renewal, refunds,etc.Work closely withthe Financial Aid and Admissions communication teams to ensure thatprogramming is uniform, cohesive, integrated, personalized totarget audiences, and aligned with institutionalobjectives.Oversee thecuration and promotion of financial literacy content and training,including (but not limited to) material from the Ocelotsystem.Help design anddevelop a non-credit financial literacy course available tostudents in both a synchronous and asynchronousformat.Work closely withundergraduate admissions to prepare financial aid packages forprospective Baltimore scholars and students selected for the Hop-InprogramAssessesperformance and success of programming and events throughsurveysWork with campuspartners, such as the Center for Student Success and StudentOutreach and Support team to extend our reach, impact and networkof support for vulnerable studentsGuide the officestrategy for the timing and delivery of events relative to othergoalsLeverage data fromin person visits, e-mail inquiry and phone calls to inform andshape future events andprogramming.Conduct High SchoolFinancial Aid Nights and other events for external partners asneededConvene and leadthe Financial Aid Student AdvisoryBoardStaff and supportthe financial aid presence in the Homewood Student One-Stop andvirtual equivalentsMinimumQualificationsBachelor’s degree required from a regionallyaccredited college or university.A minimum of 5 years professional financial aidexperience.PreferredQualificationsMaster’s degree preferred.Previous experience working in higher education,including exposure to admissions and financialaid.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesExcellent interpersonal skills, culturalresponsiveness, and the ability to work in a diverse, matrixedorganization; the ability to work independently and as a member ofa teamAbility to thinkcritically and develop strategic programming to support studentsbefore, during and after HopkinsAbility to workeffectively under deadlines and simultaneously juggle severalassignments.Flexibility indealing with a very diverse culture, and commitment to diversityand to serving the needs of a diversepopulation.Classified Title:Associate Director FinancialAidWorking Title: Associate Director, Financial AidOutreach ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range:Commensurate withexperienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday – Friday / 8:30am – 5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/week Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001447-Student Financial ServicesPersonnel area: Student AffairsThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) You need to sign in or create an account to save Twitter Facebook Program Officer II Save Public Safety Officer LinkedIn Share Johns Hopkins University Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore HomewoodCampus Maryland, United States Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

first_img× HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Historical Museum will host a screening of the award-winning LGBT film “LOVE WINS” on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m., with a Q&A to follow featuring the stars of the film and the filmmaker. “Love Wins,” by award-winning filmmaker Robin Kampf and featuring a local Ocean Grove couple, continues to win awards and be selected for screenings throughout the United States.The film, which profiles Jan Moore and Emily Sonnessa and their decades-long struggle for equal rights and marriage equality, was just picked as an official selection at the Vail Colorado International Film Festival this spring.“Love Wins” has won Best Documentary short at the Red Bank Indie Street Film Festival, the Garden State Film Festival, QFEST LGBT Film Festival, abd the New Hope International Film Festival, and was an official selection or finalist in the Black Maria Film Festival and the Jersey Shore Film Festival.The film has been screened at several venues in New Jersey to sold-out audiences and continues to make the national film festival circuit.“The film tells a story that is unique, yet one which everyone can relate to”, says Kampf. “It’s a love story that reflects a time of struggle and changes to our culture and society”, Kampf added.The half-hour documentary was a labor of love for Kampf and took two years to produce.For more information of Love Wins go to http://rjkmedia.wixsite.com/lovewins.last_img read more

first_img Twitter Pinterest By Network Indiana – September 14, 2020 2 467 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Suspect in deadly University Park Mall shooting still at–large Facebook Previous articleElkhart man arrested after spree of dine and dash incidentsNext articleAlyssa Shepherd’s attempt at appeal in bus stop crash deaths fails Network Indiana Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The man police say shot another man outside a jewelry store inside a mall in Mishawaka is still on the loose say investigators.Delaney Crosby, a 23-year-old man, was killed when another man whom he had gotten into an argument with pulled out a gun and shot him. Megan Nunemaker, who works at the University Park Mall, saw it all go down.“We just stood still, try to stay silent. I didn’t have my phone or anything so I couldn’t tell anyone,” she said. “It was traumatizing absolutely to me. I don’t feel safe anymore going anywhere – especially the mall, which I love so much.”Ast. Commander Dave Wells with St. Joseph County Metro Homicide says they believe Crosby was targeted by the killer. He says it was a “stupid idea” for the shooter to commit such an act of violence in a crowded mall on the weekend.“Of course any shooting is a stupid idea, but to do it inside a mall where there’s many witnesses,” Wells said. “I’m encouraging the person who did this … it’s only a matter of time before we find you, to call us and turn yourself in and make this right.”Homicide detectives have interviewed several witnesses so far. They say it appears the shooting was also caught on video footage from mall surveillance cameras which detectives say they are still sifting through. WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

first_img Heat networks distribute thermal energy to multiple properties for the use of heating, cooling or hot water. There are around 14,000 heat networks in the UK (of which 2,000 are district heating and the rest communal), together providing around 2% of UK buildings’ heat demand. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) study – which began in December – set out to establish whether heat network customers were getting a good deal in areas such as price, quality and service levels.It has found that, for many, heat networks offer prices which are the same or lower than people on a gas or electricity tariff and have comparable levels of customer service.But some customers – mainly those living in privately owned or rented properties – pay more for their heat through a heat network and, across the board, heat network customers aren’t getting the same levels of protection that gas and electricity customers receive.The study found three main areas of concern: all suppliers adhering to mandatory rules and criteria around price and quality in long-term contracts Monopoly of supply – because customers often have no alternative sources of heat and may be locked into long-term contracts, they cannot hold suppliers to account on price or quality. To address these issues – and given the expected expansion in the market – the CMA’s provisional view is that the sector should be regulated. This will mean: consumer protections for all heat network customers, providing benefits such as complaints handling and access to an ombudsman and support for vulnerable customers Low transparency – before moving in to a property, people often don’t know that their energy will be supplied by a heat network and once people are living in the property, customer bills often fail to set out key information. The study covers the whole of the UK and the CMA is working closely with governments and stakeholders in all four nations. Heat policy is devolved to the Scottish Government but not to the Welsh Government. Competition and consumer powers are reserved matters for the UK government and are not devolved. Further details of the CMA’s market study can be found on the case page. Rachel Merelie, Senior Director, said:“Heat networks can play an important role in cutting carbon emissions and keeping down energy bills, but some customers are not getting a good deal for this essential service.“There is currently no regulator with responsibility for heat networks, so customers do not automatically benefit from the rights and protections that gas and electricity customers receive.“Our current view is that regulation is now needed, to ensure that heat network customers receive equivalent levels of protection to gas and electricity customers.”Some of our recommendations would require primary legislation. We are working closely with the UK government as well as the Scottish and Welsh governments to develop our recommendations.The CMA is consulting on today’s recommendations until 31 May 2018 and will publish a final report in the summer.Notes to editors: measures to improve transparency including better information on networks, provision of heat supply agreements or contracts and clearer and more detailed bills The study looked at whether customers are aware of the costs of heat networks both before and after moving into a property, whether heat networks are natural monopolies and the impact of differing incentives for builders, operators and customers of heat networks, and the prices, service quality and reliability of heat networks. The CMA launched its market study into domestic heat networks on 7 December 2017. Design and build – some property developers may try to cut the upfront costs of installing a network, resulting in higher ongoing operating costs, usually paid for by customers. Heat networks may also be installed where they are the best way to meet planning requirements, rather than the best solution for customers. Media enquiries should be directed to [email protected] or 020 3738 6460 / 07506710174. steps to improve the design and build of networks Market studies are carried out using powers under section 5 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02) which allows the CMA to obtain information and conduct research. They allow a market-wide consideration of both competition and consumer issues. Market studies take an overview of regulatory and other economic drivers in the market and consumer and business behaviour.last_img read more

first_img In order to recruit the next generation of soldiers, sailors and airmen and women, we need to show that we look after our service personnel and veterans. Tobias Ellwood with delegations from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands.At today’s meeting, Mr Ellwood addressed the need to counter the negative perceptions of veterans. He told the conference that while more needs to be done to help veterans, it’s unhelpful that, despite statistics which prove otherwise, many people think that service life leaves people damaged.Figures released today show that rates of mental disorder amongst serving armed forces personnel (3.1%) remain slightly below those of the general population (3.5%). Rates of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also remain low, with 2 in every 1000 personnel assessed with having the disorder in 2016/17.Every study conducted by the Ministry of Defence has also found that the risk of suicide among the Armed Forces community, including veterans of the Falklands conflict and the Gulf War, is lower than amongst the general population. The UK regular Armed Forces male rate of suicide for 2017 is 8 per 100,000. The UK general population male rate in 2016 was 19 per 100,000.Support on offerThe Ministry of Defence is now spending some up to £220 million over the next decade to improve mental health services for serving personnel.While the provision of veterans’ healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations, the MOD is working closely with all relevant government departments to make sure the unique needs of veterans are addressed.Veterans in England, Scotland and Wales receive priority access to NHS specialist care for conditions stemming from their military service.Last year the government created a Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board, to coordinate and address veterans specific issues across all relevant government departments. The board will be presented with the first ever veterans strategy in the autumnIn 2017 the Veterans Gateway was also launched, providing a single point of contact for veterans, service personnel and their families to get the right information advice and support 24/7. The MOD provides £2 million to fund the helpline. Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood hosted the conference, which included delegations from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.The conference, the first meeting of its kind, saw Ministers and military officials from six NATO countries share best practice on veterans issues and discuss how nations can further mental health support for former service personnel.Opening the conference, Mr Ellwood outlined to delegates that while most veterans go on live happy, healthy and successful lives, all Governments had the responsibility to look after the mental health of those who have served.Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said:center_img Britain is not unique in facing this challenge. That’s why it’s vital that we discuss these issues and share best practice with our close European military partners.last_img read more

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Residents at an assisted living center near Denver are getting a taste of what life was like before the coronavirus pandemic. Sort of. Thanks to a “hug tent” set up outside the suburban facility, residents could embrace and hold hands with their families this week. Visitors were separated by construction-grade plastic. But they could hug through built-in sleeves attached by embroidery hoops. It wasn’t ideal, but visitors and staff say the benefits are clear. A spokeswoman for the center says some residents haven’t had physical contact with their families in almost a year, and a simple hug was like “a huge weight off their shoulders.”last_img read more