Lessons we could all learn from new stars

first_img Comments are closed. Lessons we could all learn from new starsOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Thisweek Personnel Today puts 21 rising stars of HR under the spotlight. With helpfrom the profession, we have picked the new breed of HR – the people to watch. These21 dynamic men and women are among the brightest and the best of their generationin 21st century businesses. They are the fresh faces of the changing nature ofHR in the Internet age, the high-flyers who are carrying out the strategic HRthat everyone is talking about but struggling to achieve. Sowhat qualities do you need to emulate them? What have they got that you musthave if you want to climb to the top of the HR career ladder? Excellentcommunication skills, Web savvy, vision and influence where it matters most,combined with the core HR skills, are the answers. It also helps that many workin fast-moving high-tech environments or in the new economy. Theyhave the skills that are needed in the brave new e-HR world – reflected in theround table debate that we feature on p26. Personnel Today chaired thediscussion which asked the question, “Is the Web a friend or enemy toHR?” Ayounger generation of technologically-minded HR professionals joined moreseasoned practitioners to debate whether the impact of the Internet will bepositive or negative. Many of the themes that emerged showed what these newpioneers of e-HR will have to tackle. For example, how effective is the Web attraining and development? It makes compulsive reading.Thedebate concluded that HR was up to the challenge of the Internet. The panel wasunanimous in the view that the Web is HR’s friend. TheInternet is changing the world and the very essence of the HR profession andthere is no going back. This week Personnel Today puts 21 rising stars of HRunder the spotlight. With help from the profession, we have picked the newbreed of HR – the people to watch (Features, p21). These21 dynamic men and women are among the brightest and the best of theirgeneration in 21st century businesses. They are the fresh faces of the changingnature of HR in the Internet age, the high-flyers who are carrying out thestrategic HR that everyone is talking about but struggling to achieve. Sowhat qualities do you need to emulate them? What have they got that you musthave if you want to climb to the top of the HR career ladder? Excellentcommunication skills, Web savvy, vision and influence where it matters most,combined with the core HR skills, are the answers. It also helps that many workin fast-moving high-tech environments or in the new economy. Theyhave the skills that are needed in the brave new e-HR world – reflected in theround table debate that we feature on p26. Personnel Today chaired thediscussion which asked the question, “Is the Web a friend or enemy toHR?” Ayounger generation of technologically-minded HR professionals joined moreseasoned practitioners to debate whether the impact of the Internet will bepositive or negative. Many of the themes that emerged showed what these newpioneers of e-HR will have to tackle. For example, how effective is the Web attraining and development? It makes compulsive reading.Thedebate concluded that HR was up to the challenge of the Internet. The panel wasunanimous in the view that the Web is HR’s friend. TheInternet is changing the world and the very essence of the HR profession andthere is no going back. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

China to send five ships to US-hosted RIMPAC 2016

first_img June 3, 2016 Authorities An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter operates near the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the People’s Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Photo: US NavyThe Chinese Navy will take part in the U.S.-hosted multinational maritime exercise RIMPAC 2016, despite mounting tensions between the two countries amid the South China Sea dispute.One missile destroyer, a missile frigate, a supply ship, a hospital ship and a submarine rescue vessel augmented by two helicopters will take part in exercises which will include damage control and submarine rescue, Xinhua news agency reported the Chinese Navy spokesperson Liang Yang saying.According to the news site, People’s Liberation Army (Navy) ships will meet a U.S. warship in the West Pacific before they sail to Pearl Harbor.RIMPAC 2014, the previous iteration of the exercise, was the first time Chinese warships took part in the exercise which will be attended by a record number of countries.As the exercise was joined by newcomers Brazil, Denmark, Germany, and Italy, the number of participants rose to 27.China’s participation in the exercise was brought into question after media reported U.S. officials calling on Barrack Obama to ban China from participating in international military drills to express discontent with Chinese actions in the South China Sea. View post tag: Chinese Navy China to send five ships to US-hosted RIMPAC 2016 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today China to send five ships to US-hosted RIMPAC 2016 View post tag: RIMPAC View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

Central Community Music School, Senior Tutor

first_imgPosition Overview:Provide in-person and/or online academic tutoring to students.Maintain an effective and positive learning environment.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Tutor in trained field students as scheduled through the School ofMusic. Responsible for ongoing evaluation of student progress andencouragement. Complete all required forms for payment serviceseach semester as required by University policy and procedures. Asstudents are confirmed for private or group lessons, tutor will bepoint of contact for student and/or parent for cancellations andrescheduling of lessons. Responsible for ongoing evaluation ofstudent progress and encouragement. Keep accurate records ofattendance of each student as scheduled and report any long-termchanges in lessons to the School of Music. Encourage and promoteparticipation in each semester final recital for all enrolledstudents. May perform other related duties as assigned.QualificationsExperience Required:Requires a university degree in related field or 4+ years ofequivalent work experience in chosen filed that provides knowledgeof and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieveresults.Experience Preferred:Sr Tutor must have a Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 yearsprevious private tutoring experience in his/her field. Must have awritten recommendation from division head in his/her field(excluding rehired tutors).Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

Cowley Road to Get CCTV

first_imgActivists have won the battle to get CCTV installed on the most dangerous road in Oxford.Four wireless cameras are to be installed along Cowley Road for a trial period of a year, after much controversy and years of arguments.At present, there are no CCTV cameras along Cowley Road, meaning that activity on the streets can only be recorded through in-store devices. Earlier this term, Supt Brendan O’Dowda launched a campaign to get Oxford City Council to back the installation of cameras along the most crime-ridden street in the city. Over the past year, more than 760 crimes were reported along the street, but without video footage, it is difficult to prosecute those involved.He commented that in the same space of time there had been more than 700 arrests where CCTV was in operation.O’Dowda confronted concerns that CCTV will result in less policing of the area, saying: “This was only about making the Cowley Road safer. It was never about replacing police.”So far, responses to the £48000 plans have been positive, with OUSU President Martin McCluskey saying: “It’s going to be good for student safety and I think it’s going to reassure a lot of people living in the earea.”It’s certainly going to reassure me that there is going to be a lot of monitoring and more police freed up in the wider area of East Oxford.”last_img read more

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

first_img ×JERSEY CITY – In the presence of proud family members and with the Hudson County sheriff and other local elected leaders looking on, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office officially promoted three sergeants to the rank of lieutenant and two officers to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony yesterday held at the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City. Pictured from left to right: Freeholder Chairman Anthony Vainieri, Sergeant Daniel Beteta, Freeholder William O’Dea, Sergeant Cielo Gutierrez, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Lieutenant Toni Sisk, Lieutenant Luigi DeCecco, Freeholder Anthony Romano, Lieutenant Matthew Vogel, and Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari. CASA is a non-profit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the county. Their volunteers work to ensure these children receive necessary social services and assistance, all while attempting to place them in permanent housing. Judges rely on information from the volunteers in court to make the best choices for the children. For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.Hudson County Chamber of Commerce business meetingThe Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will host over 100 community leaders at its Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Dr., in Jersey City at 11 a.m. The focus of this year’s event is “Growing New Jersey Business.” Choose New Jersey President & CEO Michele Brown is the featured speaker. The event will serve as a platform for business dialogue and showcase the products and services of over 20 local companies and organizations.“With 40 percent of the nation’s population within a day’s drive of New Jersey, how can we continue to take advantage of our location and the other assets that set the Garden State apart?” asked Maria Nieves, the chamber’s president and CEO, in a press release.“The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce is committed to being the leading resource for driving economic growth—providing education, advocacy and access to our members within and throughout each community in Hudson County. This event brings all our stakeholders together to showcase our unique assets, build important linkages and discuss ways to help the County reach its full potential.” To make a reservation for the meeting, call 201-386-0699 ext 220 or visit  www.hudsonchamber.org.Route 440 to be resurfacedAddressing what local officials believe will be a major transportation disruption, the Jersey City Council approved a resolution on Jan. 8 that would provide municipal assistance to cope with the resurfacing project will affect Route 440 from truck Route 1 & 9 (near Communipaw Avenue) to the Bayonne border near Country Village.The council members discussed measures the resolution would enable, including additional police traffic control and increased signage. Some of the streets may be redirected as one way to avoid truck and other traffic, officials said.The project is currently in the final design phase but should kick off at some point in the spring.Councilman Richard Boggiano said this would have a significant impact on traffic, including cars coming north from Bayonne and the New Jersey Turnpike extension. Northbound traffic will likely be directed off onto Garfield Avenue or Kennedy Boulevard. Also, city officials have raised concerns about traffic seeking alternative routes through the narrow streets of Country Village which borders Bayonne.V-Day 2017 comes to Jersey City with ‘Monologues’The Speranza Theatre Company will present the third annual V-Day benefit readings of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues.” Performances will be on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Scott Ring Room at Hudson County Community College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St., and on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in St. Peter’s University’s, Pope Hall, 2641 Kennedy Blvd. Both shows are free and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated; all proceeds will benefit local nonprofit WomenRising.Each year, thousands of V-Day benefits are held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women and girls. These highly successful events raised over $5 million through performances of ”The Vagina Monologues,” readings from V-Day’s A Memory, A Monologue,” “A Rant and A Prayer” and ”Any One Of Us: Words From Prison” and screenings of V-Day’s documentary ”Until The Violence Stops” and the PBS documentary ”What I Want My Words To Do To You.”Speranza Theatre Company, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and St. Peter’s University (SPU) are once again joining this global movement as part of the V-Day 2017 College/Community Campaign.To learn more about V-Day Jersey City, email Heather Wahl, Artistic Director of Speranza Theatre Company, [email protected] To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns, visit www.vday.org.‘Blackout’ experiences race through immersive theatreJCTC (Jersey City Theater Center) presents the premier of “Blackout,” a No Peeking Theatre production that takes a multifaceted look at the African-American experience through a unique and immersive theatre experience.This play will run Fri, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue in Jersey City.“We at JCTC believe it’s important to give opportunities to local theatre companies,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Borderless is about building bridges between cultures and individuals and the No Peeking experience is inclusive on many different levels. BLACKOUT is a perfect addition to this series. By closing off your sense of sight, the involvement of the audience is deepened. You share the experience and become more than an observer, you’re a participant.”Tickets cost $20 general admission; $10 for students and senior citizens discounts (ID Required at door). For more information or to purchase tickets visit : jctcenter.orgSkills summit unveils new reportAt the Jersey City Middle Skills Summit hosted by the NJCU School of Business on Feb. 8, Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) announced the release of “Building Career Pathways to Success: Jersey City New Skills at Work,” a comprehensive analysis of middle skill job opportunities in Jersey City and Hudson County requiring more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree.Developed in partnership with JPMorgan Chase through its global $250 million New Skills at Work initiative, this major report maps the local workforce landscape and offers substantive recommendations for how key workforce development stakeholders in education, government and the business community can better prepare and connect residents to career-worthy jobs that offer meaningful advancement opportunities.The report was researched and developed by the New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York’s Center for Urban Research, a recognized resource for action-oriented intelligence about the labor market,The Jersey City New Skills at Work report provides a comprehensive demographic snapshot of Jersey City and data-informed recommendations for ensuring the development of a stronger talent pipeline prepared to meet local employer demand and contribute to the region’s continued prosperity.A copy of Building Career Pathways to Success: Jersey City New Skills at Work can be accessed on the JCEDCwebsite at http://www.jcedc.org Hudson County CASA needs volunteers to help kidsThe National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is seeking new community volunteers in Hudson County. The organization will be holding an information session Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Little City Books in Hoboken—located at 100 Bloomfield St.–at 7 p.m.center_img JERSEY CITY – In the presence of proud family members and with the Hudson County sheriff and other local elected leaders looking on, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office officially promoted three sergeants to the rank of lieutenant and two officers to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony yesterday held at the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City. Pictured from left to right: Freeholder Chairman Anthony Vainieri, Sergeant Daniel Beteta, Freeholder William O’Dea, Sergeant Cielo Gutierrez, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Lieutenant Toni Sisk, Lieutenant Luigi DeCecco, Freeholder Anthony Romano, Lieutenant Matthew Vogel, and Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari.last_img read more

Press release: One person quits smoking every 80 seconds in England

first_imgLast year, nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully, which is the equivalent to 1,069 smokers each day. Despite new smokers starting and ex-smokers relapsing, there are now 1 million fewer smokers in England since 2014.Of the 6.1 million smokers in England, 6 in 10 want to quit but most try to quit using willpower alone (or ‘cold turkey’) despite this being the least effective method. The most successful quit attempts use a combination of effective stop smoking support methods.The best way to quit is with expert help from local stop smoking services together with stop smoking aids. In 2017 to 2018, half (51%) of smokers who got this package of support managed to quit and among those who used an e-cigarette in their quit attempt, the success rate was up to 63%.New to this year, Public Health England’s Stoptober campaign is offering a free online ‘Personal Quit Plan’ to help smokers find the right stop smoking support for them. The online plan asks a number of questions and provides smokers with a suggested combination of support based on their level of tobacco dependency and what quitting support they have used previously.Smokers will be advised that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products are most effective when used in combination – an all-day patch together with a fast-acting option such as an inhaler or lozenges to help them deal with any immediate cravings.Dr. Jenny Harries, Deputy Medical Director at Public Health England, said: There are many different types of stop smoking support available, so it can be difficult for a smoker to know what will work best for them. The important thing is not to be put off trying to quit even if you have not managed to in the past. This year, Stoptober can help you find a combination that could work for you. We predict that thousands of smokers will quit every day over the next 10 years – I urge smokers not to get left behind for the benefit of their health. Join in, find your best way to quit and start your 28-day journey to becoming smokefree. Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and TV doctor said: Wellington House 133-155 Waterloo RoadLondonSE1 8UG Public Health England press office Jeremy Kyle, TV presenter and until recently a smoker of 35 years, said: I was a 20 a day smoker for most of my life and am proud to say I quit smoking earlier this year. I’ve tried many times in the past to quit but nothing really worked for me. This year, however, the time was right and I wanted to do it for me. With the death of my mother, having cancer myself and becoming a grandad this year, I was determined and I’m so happy I’m now smokefree. I’m not going to pretend it is easy, but I knew my time smoking was up. The thing that is really helping me stay smokefree is vaping. I’m currently on the lowest nicotine strength and will then come off the e-cigarette altogether when the time is right for me. Since quitting I’ve learned just how important using support is and for people not to go ‘cold turkey’ – that certainly didn’t work for me in the past. If I can quit, I honestly believe anyone can quit if you just have the right support, and that’s what Stoptober is there to give you and I want people to know that and to do it this year. Out of hours 020 8200 4400 Stoptober is based on research that if you can make it to 28 days smokefree, you are five times more likely to quit for good. The new Personal Quit Plan will recommend a range of options to smokers including face-to-face support, nicotine replacement therapies like patches, gum or inhalers, and e-cigarettes.E-cigarettes remain the nation’s favourite stop smoking aid, with an estimated 3.2 million adult users in Great Britain. Over time, the proportion who are ex-smokers has risen and over half (52%) of current vapers have stopped smoking completely. A further 900,000 people have given up both smoking and vaping.Search ‘Stoptober’ to use the Personal Quit Plan and to find out about the range of free and proven support available to help you start your quitting journey on 1 October.Background Telephone 020 7654 8400 Millions of people are living healthier lives as a result of our efforts to reduce smoking rates. Britain is a global leader on tobacco control and our robust policies mean smoking rates have fallen to record lows. But we are not complacent – we know we must do all we can to keep encouraging smokers to quit for good. Quitting altogether is the single best thing a smoker can do for their health — Stoptober is a brilliant chance to go smoke-free for 28 days and see the benefits for yourself. In 2017 there were 6.1 million smokers and 6.4% of those quit successfully last year (390,400). Total quits in 2017: 390,400 / 365 = 1,069 per day; 1,069 / 24 = 44 per hour; 60 mins / 44 per hour = 1 every 1.36 mins or 81 secs. Source: Smoking in England: Smoking Toolkit Study – Stopped smoking in the past 12 months, University College London. Email [email protected] I see many people in my surgery who want to quit smoking but far too many try without support, and they end up going back to smoking after a short period. Stop smoking aids and face-to-face support from local stop smoking services are proven methods of support that help many thousands of people to quit each year. The Personal Quit Plan is a quick and useful free tool for smokers looking to quit. People just answer a few questions about their smoking and they are then recommended a combination of support to increase their chances of quitting this Stoptober. Steve Brine, Public Health Minister said:last_img read more

Eustis voters to weigh in on proposed sidewalk expansion project

first_imgEUSTIS – Voters will convene on Saturday for what will hopefully be a socially-distant, but otherwise normal, town meeting. Chair of the Selectboard Steve St. Jean said they plan to conduct the meeting as usual at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 6.“I don’t think we’ve ever had more than 50 people show up for Town Meeting, but if we do we’ll have to shut it down and do something different,” he said.St.Jean is up for reelection this year and is running unopposed. Elections for town officials will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, also at the Community Building. In addition to St.Jean, Planning Board member Lori Lemont and MSAD 58 School Board member Sue Fotter will also be running for reelection unopposed. All positions are for a three-year term.Voters will weigh in on a proposed $10,770 increase from last year’s budget of $1.21 million. The increase includes a requested $5,000 increase for the town’s Fire Department to cover additional per diem hours. A proposed increase in the Transfer Station budget covers the remaining $5k; according to St.Jean those increases are due to a rise in cost of business.Not included in the overall budget is funding for a proposed School Street sidewalk extension that, if approved, would be partially funded by the Maine Department of Transportation. Voters will weigh in on whether or not the town should apply for the grant on Saturday. If passed, town officials would then apply for the grant. The grant would cover 80 percent of costs for the five-year project, which would begin in 2025 St.Jean said. The town would be required to pay $25,000 per year for each year of that agreement, while the USDA would put in $125,000 per year.last_img read more

Disco Biscuits Cover The Dead With Tom Hamilton, Play ‘Funky Town’ With Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits closed out the 7th AURA Music Festival last night. The band played two sets, holding nothing back in the Spirit of the Suwannee, a place they can pretty much call “Home” this time of year. The set opened with a nearly thirty-minute double nod to the Grateful Dead, welcoming Tom Hamilton for both “Scarlet Begonias” and “I Know You Rider.” The jams ensued, and Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) joined the party for a “Funky Town” dance extravaganza.“Scarlet Begonias”>”I Know You Rider”The second set kept the energy high, naturally so, with a “Home Again” > “Caterpillar” closer. Listen to the full show below:Setlist: The Disco Biscuits at AURA Music & Arts Festival, Live Oak, FL – 3/5/16I: Scarlet Begonias (with Tom Hamilton)-> I Know You Rider (with Tom Hamilton), Spacebirdmatingcall-> Pimp Blue Rikki-> Morph Dusseldorf (ending only), Funky Town (with Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman)-> SpacebirdmatingcallII: Morph Dusseldorf-> Mulberry’s Dream, Caterpillar-> Fifth of Beethoven, Home Again-> Caterpillarlast_img read more

Social security

first_imgNicholas A. Christakis, M.D. ’89, M.P.H. ’89, used to work in the building adjoining that of James Fowler ’92, Ph.D. ’03, on Harvard’s campus. They did not know each other personally, though they shared a similar interest: social networking. A mutual friend finally introduced the two, and now years later a book is born out of their collaboration. (Fowler now teaches at the University of California, San Diego.)Its title? “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives.” Christakis finds it appropriate that a social network was essentially responsible for a book on — ta da! — social networking. And now Christakis and Fowler are presenting their findings to the greatest social network of all — the world.In “Connected” they explore the myriad ways we influence those around us: family, friends, co-workers, friends of friends, friends of their friends, and so on, and so on, and so on. In short, they say, our lives are chain reactions with potentially enormous effects.Christakis’ interest in these effects emerged during his work as a hospice physician (he is also a social scientist at Harvard Medical School) in the mid-1990s. “I was taking care of seriously ill people,” he recalled, “and I began thinking about the widower effect: If one spouse dies, the probability of the other dying is significantly increased.”Christakis began investigating “the spread of health phenomena in bigger health networks,” and the ways we’re influenced by people up to three degrees removed from us, including those we may not know. The book covers vast turf, from how our friends’ friends can help to make us gain or lose weight — or quit smoking — to the prominence of online social networking and how its presence informs our lives.“All kinds of bad things spread through social networks: suicide, germs, drug abuse, unhappiness,” he said. But good things come too.“Happiness, information, love, kindness. We even find our spouses via networks,” he said, noting that 70 percent of people marry a friend of a friend. “All these people looking for their soul mate … when really only one out of the 10,000 people — within three degrees removed from us — will be our spouse.”Named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” for 2009, Christakis said his desired influence hits closer to home. He joked: “I just wish I was influential with my kids.”last_img read more