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BT opens learning to all

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article BT is making NETg’s Open Learning solution available to 100,000 staff viathe BT Academy, which sits within the BT intranet. The two companies are conducting roadshows up and down the country to drivethe usage of the learning among employees. Staff are encouraged to try out thecourses and view demonstrations. “We have a state-of-the-art learning system and wanted to demonstratehow to access it and find material to support particular training anddevelopment needs,” says David Slingo, head of learning at the BT Academy.”Our people now understand that e-learning can help to improve theirpersonal productivity and performance and therefore help us to maintain ourcompetitive advantage.” Marketing is vital when launching any new service to staff, and NETgcontinues to work with customers after implementation to promote learning andencourage usage. “This ensures that strong results are seen and that people have accessto high-performance skills to help them excel in the workplace and remainmotivated, happy and inspired,” says Laura Kelly, international marketingcommunications manager at Thomson NETg. “In turn, this helps to ensurebusiness goals are achieved.” www.netg.comThe BT initiative is being supported by Accenture HR Services and coursesavailable range from those on leadership and communication to the EuropeanComputer Driving Licence (ECDL). BT opens learning to allOn 1 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Juab High School Seeks New Softball Coach

first_img Tags: Juab Softball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEPHI, Utah-In information released by the Juab School District Monday, Juab High School is seeking a new head softball coach, effective immediately.If interested, please reach out to Juab High School athletic director Ron Marrelli at [email protected] or call (435) 623-1764. Brad James Written by January 13, 2020 /Sports News – Local Juab High School Seeks New Softball Coachlast_img

New search launched for missing Argentine submarine

first_imgA US multipurpose offshore vessel has begun a new search for the Argentine submarine A.R.A. San Juan which disappeared in the South Atlantic in November last year.Seabed Constructor, belonging to the American company Ocean Infinity, arrived at the Port of Comodoro Rivadavia on September 6, the Argentine Navy said.Operations have now commenced in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 300 nautical miles east of Comodoro Rivadavia, according to Ocean Infinity.Ocean Infinity is using five autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to carry out the search, which will be conducted by a team of approximately 60 crew members on board Seabed Constructor.In addition, three officers of the Argentine Navy and four family members of the crew of the ARA San Juan have joined Seabed Constructor to observe the search operation.As explained, the Argentine Navy and the Royal Navy have provided information to the company related to the area to be searched.Ocean Infinity has committed to conduct the search operation for up to sixty days and will take on the economic risk of the renewed search, only receiving payment if the submarine is found.“For the sake of all involved in this tragedy, we hope that we can help locate the submarine.  As ever, there can be no guarantee of success as the exact location is unknown, as are the circumstances around her loss,” Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said.The submarine and her crew of 44 were last heard of on November 15 when they reported a battery short circuit. The issue was resolved and the submarine was ordered to return to her base in Mar del Plata. The submarine went missing shortly thereafter.Despite a massive international search effort, there has been no sign of the missing submarine so far. View post tag: submarine View post tag: Argentine Navy View post tag: Seabed Constructor Share this article Photo: Photo: Argentine Navy View post tag: A.R.A. San Juanlast_img read more


first_imgStudents at Mary J. Donohoe School participated in their annual Hoops-4-Heart program today. The generous students who found this cause worthy of donations participated in a two period event showcasing great basketball skills during organized games and a little play earning wonderful prizes. They are why the American Heart Association gives thanks, for all of the ways they help save millions of lives. ×last_img

Ocean City Free Public Library Geared Up for Big Summer

first_imgOcean City Free Public Library Ocean City Free Public Library Reading never takes a vacation and the Ocean City Free Public Library is poised for its busiest time of the year.Once school is out and studying gives way to sun, sand and surf, the Library remains a central gathering spot and community resource. Year-round residents, second homeowners and family vacationers all take advantage of OC’s favorite stop for bookworms, audiophiles and video aficionados.There are also concerts, lectures and much more.“We really are a community hub,” said Leslie Clarke, Assistant Library Director. “And it’s not just Ocean City. Because we have such a great collection and so many great programs we are getting people from Upper Township, Somers Point, Linwood, and Margate…we really are a magnet for the community.”“We are ready for a great summer starting with our story times for toddlers and pre-schoolers and our reading clubs for children, young adults and adults,” Clarke said.  “There is really something for everyone.”Just as Ocean City’s population balloons during the summer months, so does the Library’s programming and participation.“We have had over 100 (kids) at some of our children’s events and some of our adult offerings have drawn similar numbers,” Clarke said.The Library’s calendar of events over the next two weeks reflects this with a wide array of options for readers young and old.On Saturday, the Library will host a screening of the video “Ted” and a discussion from 11 a.m. to noon; and a Saturday Matinee movie will be shown at 2 p.m. until 4:30 in room N110.The week of June 12 is packed with events as well with a “Learn to Play Bridge” event at 1 p.m. another “After School Movie” at 1 p.m. and a French Language Conversation Group session from 4 to 5p.m., all on the 13th. On the 14th there will be an AARP Safe Driving course from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and “After School Movies” at 1.The 15th will see a continuation of the AARP Safe Driving Course, another “After School Movie at 1 p.m. and Game Night for Grownups from 5 to 8 p.m. The latter event encourages adults to bring their favorite card and board games for a group session.  It’s an opportunity to play old favorites and learn new ones. On the 16th, the Creative Writing Sampler Workshop will continue from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. a “Bloomsday Celebration” will be held.The complete calendar of events can be found on the Library’s website. The site, also contains information on borrowing materials and a complete listing of activities, events and services.Clarke is a veteran of the organization, having worked at the Library for 35 years.“I have been there through a lot (of changes),” she said. “I have witnessed the Library grow from a very small space to a large, modern, cutting edge facility,” she said.When pressed on her favorite feature of aspect of the Library, Leslie does not hesitate. “It has to be the Bookmobile,” she said.  “It is a very good outreach program for us.  We are able to reach low income people, senior citizens young kids and many others who might not (have the opportunity to visit the main Library building),” she said.The Library is located inside the Ocean City Community Center (Suite 4) at 1735 Simpson Ave.The regular Library hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library can be reached by phone at 609-399-2434.last_img read more

Elkhart County now under a Travel Watch, only essential travel recommended

first_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Elkhart County now under a Travel Watch, only essential travel recommended Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department Of Health) The Indiana State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Map now has Elkhart County with 11 positive cases as of Saturday, March 28.With that, the Elkhart County Department of Health has confirmed community spread cases are under investigation.Due to an increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 reported in th area, Elkhart County Commisioners and Mayors have raised the County Travel Status to a Orange / Watch level, meaning that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.During a “WATCH” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including COVID-19 and the flu, is to:• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% or greater alcohol.• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.• Practice social distancing (no group functions such as book clubs, meetings, and or congregations of 10 or more)• Stay home unless it is essential for you to go somewhere.• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.The myth is, that this virus is only affecting people 60 years of age and older. Pleaseunderstand, that this virus can and will affect every age group. The health department reminds the public that everyone is a target of the COVID-19 Virus and every age group can spread COVID-19.5 By 95.3 MNC – March 28, 2020 1 495 Previous article1,232 Hoosiers with confirmed cases of COVID-19Next articleElkhart man recovering after being shot by acquaintance 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Enduring inspiration

first_imgIt is the morning of the Battle of Agincourt, Oct. 25, 1415. King Henry V of England has spent the night visiting his soldiers, many of whom believe they will soon die at the hands of the French. When he returns to his tent, Henry’s nobles are waiting. They also despair of the battle to come and talk about the dangers they face. The English are outnumbered five to one. The French troops are fresh, whereas the English are exhausted after months of war. Worst of all, Henry’s army is far from home and can expect no reinforcements.The king realizes that his troops need something more than arms or numbers; they need inspiration. He speaks to his weary countrymen as they prepare to meet the enemy:We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;For he to-day that sheds his blood with meShall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,This day shall gentle his condition;And gentlemen in England now-a-bedShall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaksThat fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.Nearly 50 Harvard College students sat spellbound as Richard Olivier, son of famed actor Sir Laurence Olivier, delivered the St. Crispin’s Day speech from William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” in Sever Hall on Monday, a day short of the anniversary of England’s victory in battle. The presentation was part of “Negotiation and Conflict Management,” a course that focuses on the emotional and identity-based aspects of conflict that often confound easy resolution.Assistant professor of psychology Daniel Shapiro, the director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and the course leader, says he asked Olivier to lead one of the classes in order to teach students about the role of identity in conflict.“Richard draws on ‘Henry V’ to help students gain insights into the processes of leadership and negotiation,” Shapiro said. “He uses great stories from Shakespeare and draws on his theatrical expertise to create a transformational experience in the classroom.”Olivier calls his form of teaching “mythodrama,” a leadership development technique that he created in 1997 while at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.“We take a myth and we dramatize it,” he told Shapiro’s class. “You won’t have to speak in iambic pentameter, but we will ask you to imaginatively live through the story and to consider three questions: Who are you? Why are you here? And what are you going to do about it?”For the next three hours, Olivier discussed Shakespeare’s play, breaking the five acts down in the language of identity and leadership. In Act 1, Henry develops his vision: to realize the myth of Albion and unify England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and France. In Act 2, the king prepares for war with France, marshaling his resources and dealing with traitors in his midst. In Act 3, Henry meets challenges that force him to change his strategy several times. In Act 4, he faces a “dark night of the soul” at Agincourt and must reconnect with his original vision in order to inspire his men to victory. In the final act, the king has won the battle, but still must decide to end the war and “turn the battlefield into a garden” in order to achieve his vision.Olivier told the class that the key to Henry’s success was his ability to be an inspirational leader, rather than a charismatic one.“The charismatic leader will often use people to reflect glory and greatness upon themselves,” he said. “The inspired leader may not be able to pack a football stadium full of 100,000 people chanting their name, but they don’t care about that. The inspired leader wants to get a few people engaged to make a difference to something important. They’re here for a while to do their best. If they can leave the world a bit better, that’s enough.”When Henry gives the St. Crispin’s Day speech, Olivier said, he shares with his troops what inspires him: not gold or glory, but honor for everyone in his army, both noble and commoner. He invites any soldier not committed to the cause to leave, offering to pay their way home. Even after the 8,000 English turn back 40,000 French at Agincourt, Henry gives credit to God and to his men, not to himself.“I’m in this for the greater honor of us, England, Albion, St. George,” Olivier said, paraphrasing Shakespeare. “And I invite you to come with me.”Shapiro says that this sort of inspirational leader – someone who knows him or herself, someone driven by the common good, rather than ego – is best able to engage in successful negotiation and conflict management. Leaders in government and politics could learn a lot from Henry V, he says.“What makes Henry so effective is that he’s building an incredible amount of affiliation,” Shapiro says. “He respects the autonomy of his soldiers to the nth degree. He tells them, ‘Look, you can fight or not. In fact, if you don’t want to fight, I’ll pay you.’ Now you look at the way that our government’s dealing with its issues. Have the sides been negotiating with that sort of respect? I fear they have not.”Papa Chakravarthy ’12, an economics concentrator who’s applying to medical school, had never read or seen the play, but said that Olivier’s presentation gave him a lot to think about.“I was intrigued,” he said. “I was interested in Henry’s ability to put the needs of people that he didn’t know above the needs of those who supported him. It seems like Shakespeare created this perfect model for a leader. I took a lot of notes during class and I’m going to think about them over the next few days. I really got a lot out of this class.”last_img read more

50 Shades Will No Longer Dominate Off-Broadway, Sets Closing Date

first_imgOff-Broadway is about to get a little less kinky. 50 Shades! The Musical Parody will shutter on April 26 at the Elektra Theatre. At time of closing, the parody of E.L. James’ bestseller, directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, will have played 453 performances.50 Shades! features a book by Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels and music and lyrics by Samuels, Davis, Shelton, Ward and Wessels. The musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an amusing ride through Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s kinky relationship. The show features dance numbers and original songs delivered by a live, on-stage band.The cast currently includes Jack Boice, Melanie Brook, Adam Hyndman, Tim Murray, Amber Petty, Aili Venho, Laura Yoder Witt, Alec Varcas, Chloe Williamson and Zach Kononov. Check out a fun feature on them here! customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. 50 Shades! The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on April 26, 2015 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

April 15, 2005 On the Move

first_img April 15, 2005 On the Move On the Move Salvatore J. Sicuso announces the formation of Salvatore J. Sicuso, P.A., located at 3132 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, in Coral Gables; phone (305) 529-2355 or toll free at 1-866-502-WORK; e-mail [email protected] The firm focuses on work-related matters, including workers’ compensation, wage and hour disputes, retaliatory discharge, and personal injury. Gregory L. Mayback joined Feldman Gale in Miami as a partner. He serves as head of the patent prosecution division of the firm and is a registered patent attorney. Joanne Linley was named partner of Tew Cardenas in Miami. William K. Pratt II and Joseph Michael Sette joined Kingsford & Rock in Maitland as associates. Molly Felmet Williams and Ron A. Adams joined Brigham Moore. Williams joined in West Palm Beach as an associate, and Adams in Miami as a partner. Salvador Juncadella joined the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Brian O’Neill was appointed chair of the business/tax department of Ulmer & Berne. Rabian M. Brooks III, Dale A. Bruschi, Alex Espenkotter, John R. Keller, William G. McCormick, and Greg H. Rosenthal were named partners of Ruden McClosky. Larry Gibbs Turner and Richard T. Jones announce the formation of their law practice offering services in civil, criminal, and administrative law in both state and federal courts. Elizabeth F. Hodge and Robert S. Griscti are associates of the firm. Mark K. Straley, Tracy J. Robin, and Robert S. Williams announce the opening of Straley, Robin & Williams. The firm concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions and development, land use and zoning, community development districts, federal, state and local taxation, tax controversies, estate planning, tax planning, and corporate law. Their office is located at 100 E. Madison St., Suite 300, Tampa 33602; phone (813) 223-9400; fax (813) 223-5043. Alena Kleshchik joined the firm of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson, Galloway & Wachs as an associate in Jacksonville. Kleshchik practices in the business litigation group. Janice L. Griffin, Scott A. Weires, and Natasha D. Mayne-Sosa joined Hodgson Russ in Boca Raton. Daniel Darragh joined Cohen & Grigsby in Pittsburgh, PA, as a director in the litigation and intellectual property groups. K. Dean Kantaras and John D. Andreopoulos announce the opening of Kantaras & Andreopoulos. Additionally, they announce the relocation of their Clearwater office to 3531 Palm Harbor Blvd., Palm Harbor; phone (727) 781-0000; fax (727) 938-3939. Heather A. DeGrave joined Walters, Levine, Brown, Klingensmith & Thomison in Sarasota as an associate. DeGrave concentrates in the areas of construction and business litigation. J. Mark Maynor announces the formation of the Law Office of J. Mark Maynor. The firm concentrates in the area of marital and family law including divorces, child custody, visitation, modification, and pre-nuptial and postnuptial agreements. The office is located at the Barrister’s Building, 1615 Forum Place, Suite 4C, West Palm Beach 33401. Jeffrey N. Steinsnyder became a shareholder of Kirk Pinkerton. Steinsnyder focuses on land use, environmental, and governmental law. Rebecca Heist, Joshua Samuel Michael Smith, Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, Jenny B. Gribbin, and Julie S. Sneed joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as associates. Joseph G. Galardi joined Beasley, Hauser, Kramer & Leonard in West Palm Beach as a senior associate in complex commercial and appellate litigation. Jocelyn Keynes joined Stevens & Lee in Manhattan. Keynes concentrates her practice in corporate restructuring and insolvency, representing corporations, creditors, debtors, lenders, and court appointed officials in various industries. Erin Smith Aebel, Jaime Austrich, Mark A. Connolly, Michael H. Robbins, and Angelina M. Stayton were promoted to partners of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa. Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver announces its practice now includes an expanded labor and employment division. Christopher J. DeLorenzo and Michael E. Glazer joined the firm’s Palm Beach office. Maria T. Currier was appointed general counsel for the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association. Jeffrey Baskies was re-named a partner of Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale. Baskies concentrates in the areas of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Ronald A. Shapo joined Ruden McClosky in Sarasota. Shapo concentrates in the areas of real estate, land use/environmental, construction, and government matters. James M. Miller was elected managing shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami office. Carol Lumpkin and Michael Marsh joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami as partners. Judd Goldberg also joined the firm as a senior associate. Gordon J. Schiff formed the Schiff Law Group and is joined by Blair Culpepper Kurland and Rebecca R. Johns. The firm concentrates its practice in the areas of land use, real estate, eminent domain, and government. Offices are located at 1211 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 401, Tampa; Web site; e-mail [email protected]; phone (813)-286-9777. Ross R. Hartog was named partner of Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty. Hartog concentrates on the representation of trustees, creditors, creditors’ committees, and debtors. Adam P. Schwartz joined Carlton Fields in Tampa as a shareholder in the litigation and dispute resolution practice group. Elise Gross announces the opening of the Law Office of Elise Gross at 2500 N. Military Trail, Suite 260, Boca Raton 33431; phone (561) 367-7772. The firm concentrates in estate planning and asset protection. Richard Hornsby has opened Richard E. Hornsby, P.A., at 740 North Magnolia Avenue, Orlando 32803; phone (407) 540-1551; fax (407) 540-1553; Web site Hornsby concentrates his practice on trial advocacy, limited to criminal defense and personal injury representation. Justin B. Elegant has become a partner at the Law Offices of William L. Petros in Coral Gables. The firm will now be known as Petros & Elegant. Elegant focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Eric W. Ensminger joined Smith Hulsey & Busey’s tax and corporate law practices in Jacksonville. Adam D. Marshall joined McDonald Hopkins in West Palm Beach as an associate in the business restructuring department. Charles “Chad” W. Crabtree, Jr., joined Brooks/Eckerd Corporation as director, real estate counsel. Crabtree is responsible for handling all legal real estate matters for the drug store chain. Daniel E. Traver joined GrayRobinson in Orlando as an associate. Traver concentrates on civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Coleen O’Leary Henderson joined Beloff and Schwartz in Miami Beach as an associate. Kenneth S. Spiegelman joined Dimond, Kaplan & Rothstein in Miami. Spiegelman focuses on civil litigation practice, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Adam Horowitz joined Herman & Mermelstein. Horowitz concentrates his practice in the areas of sexual abuse, employment, and commercial litigation. Michael A. Berke and Karen P. Kondell joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami as shareholders. Additionally, Lorenzo Moll Parron joined as an associate. Lawrence M. Siff announces the formation of Lawrence M. Siff, P.A., with office located at 3230 Stirling Road, Suite 1, Hollywood 33021; phone(954) 987-9311; fax (954) 987-9366; e-mail:[email protected] The firm concentrates in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law. David L. Hirschberg joined the Law Office of Michael J. Alman in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Pablo Caceres was named a partner of Butler Pappas in Tampa. Caceres focuses in the areas of litigation, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation. James P. Gainey joined Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel & Wander in Jacksonville. William Hennessy, Robert Raynes, Brian Seymour, Cynthia Spall, and Lu-Ann M. Dominguez were promoted to shareholders in Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart. Mary Beth Nethercutt joined Tew Cardenas in Washington, D.C., in the global and government advocacy group. Luis A. Gazitua was appointed by Mayor Carlos Alvarez in Miami-Dade as senior advisor in the Office of the Mayor. Eric Ash joined Rutherford Mulhall in West Palm Beach. Ash focuses on civil litigation, ad valorem tax, and real property disputes. David N. Stern was elected partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge in Atlanta. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and corporate reorganizations. Amanda Parks Schlechter was named partner of Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce. Schlechter practices in the area of commercial real estate law. Deborah Brown was appointed associate vice president for legal affairs and human resources for Stetson University College of Law. April 15, 2005 On the Movelast_img read more

Budgeting made easy for millennials

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every generation has been faced with their own set of challenges when transitioning into adulthood. Today, millennials across the nation are battling the constant struggle of budgeting—outstanding student loan debt and finding employment immediately out of school. When it comes down to it, who has the time to worry about creating and sticking to a budget?Luckily, this generation is equipped with something the other generations were not equipped with—smartphones! These little gadgets, AKA “Life Savers,” not only connect us to the world, but they connect us to our finances within seconds. So, if you’re finally ready to begin to save more and find your way out of debt, then today may be your lucky day. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a few years into your career, with a few taps of your thumb, your new financial journey awaits you.The Truth about MillennialsIn order to provide suggested financial solutions, we must first understand our younger peers and their culture. Millennials have a very different relationship with money, and new studies show that items once considered as a luxury purchase are now expected to basic expenses. To keep up with the social standards, millennials are willing to prioritize these types of expenses over often-necessary and reoccurring bills—just to keep up with their peers. In turn, more than 25% of millennials submit late payments or are dealing with bill collectors, thus influencing credit scores, interest rates, and most of all, their ability to save.While the previous statistic may seem alarming, it should be noted that the millennial generation fully understands and appreciates the need for financial education and security. In a recent study, 70% of millennials state financial security as their top goal and roughly 63% of millennials started saving for retirement before the age of 25.Financial education has changed, and the tools used to manage it are constantly advancing, essentially making it “easier” to progress toward a common goal. Millennials are more connected than ever with 77% of adult millennials owning a smartphone and spending, on average, 14.5 hours a week texting or on social media. Millennials are more connected than any generation before them. continue reading »last_img read more