…in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 29 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefTesco talent hunt Tesco has launched a nationwide recruitment drive for 600 managers. Thesupermarket chain is after applicants from a variety of backgrounds, includinggraduates and over-50s, with retail experience. Tesco, which promoted 800employees last year, is urging internal candidates to apply. Store and sectionmanager positions are up for grabs because of Tesco’s current expansion.Applicants can apply online.  www.Tesco.com/careersCEO salaries up 5% NHS chief executives received a 5.3 per cent pay increase for the year to 31March 2001. The NHS Boardroom Pay Report 2002, which analysed 380 trust annualreports, claims increases varied from 0 to 35 per cent. Including allremuneration, the average chief executive annual salary is £89,000.  www.incomesdata.co.ukManagement pay gap An EOC report reveals that while women now account for 30 per cent ofmanagers in Britain, they still earn 24 per cent less per hour than malemanagers. Women and Men in Britain: Management, also shows men dominate in nineof the 11 named managerial groups – exceptions being office, and health andsocial services managers. Ryanair flies high Budget airline Ryanair is to create 3,000 jobs after ordering 100 new Boeing737-800s in a £6.5bn deal. The new jobs include 800 new pilots, 2,000 cabincrew and 400 engineers and operations staff. Delivery of the planes, which canseat up to 189 passengers, will continue until 2010. Ryanair has an option for50 more of the planes.  www.ryanair.comPensions off-target Stakeholder pensions have failed to attract the low-income earners they weredesigned for, according to Britain’s biggest insurer CGNU. It claims theschemes launched last spring primarily attracted wealthy retired people lookingfor a sound investment. This is instead of providing low-cost pensions forpeople who would not otherwise put money aside for retirement.  www.cgnu.co.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

SUU’s Zach Larsen, Weber State’s Rashid Shaheed, Make Athlon Sports’ FCS Preseason All-America Team

first_imgJune 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU’s Zach Larsen, Weber State’s Rashid Shaheed, Make Athlon Sports’ FCS Preseason All-America Team FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Tuesday, Athlon Sports released their FCS preseason All-America team, which had a local flavor from stars in the Beehive State.Southern Utah star senior center Zach Larsen made the cut, as did Weber State junior kick returner Rashid Shaheed.They were among eight Big Sky Conference representatives to make the team.Larsen, at 6-1, 305 pounds, was first-team All-Big Sky Conference in 2018 and was also named as a Phil Steele FCS All-American and a Walter Camp FCS All-American while also earning all-Big Sky Conference academic honors.Shaheed, at 6-feet 175 pounds, is a two-time All-American and a two-time first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection. Tags: Athlon Sports/Big Sky Conference/Big Sky Conference Football/FCS/Rashid Shaheed/SUU Football/Zach Larsen Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Announces 3-Game Series With Southern Utah

first_img Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball/NCAA/SUU Men’s Basketball Brad James Written by May 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Announces 3-Game Series With Southern Utah FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, Dixie State men’s basketball announced a three-game series against regional rival Southern Utah.The first game of this series will occur November 18, 2020 at the America First Event Center at Cedar City as the Thunderbirds will host the Trailblazers.This commemorates the first time the squads have met on the hardwood since the 1962-63 season.At this time, both programs were junior college squads.Additionally, the Trailblazers and Thunderbirds will play a home-and-home set during the 2021-22 season although the dates have not yet been finalized.The Trailblazers commence their first WAC season January 2 by facing in-state foe Utah Valley at Orem.last_img read more

Breaking News: Investigators Looking into Cause of Evansville House Fire

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare DECEMBER 29TH, 2017  BRITNEY TAYLOR EVANSVILLE, INDIANAInvestigators are trying to figure out what cause a house fire in Evansville. It happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Illinois Street.When fire crews arrived they saw heavy smoke coming from the roof. Fire officials say two people passing by ran into the home to alert anyone inside, but the home was empty.Crews quickly put out the flames in the roof.There were no injuries.Britney TaylorWeb Producerlast_img

Williams Refrigeration’s

first_imgWilliams Refrigeration’s (King’s Lynn, Norfolk) new modular dough retarder-provers (DRPs) are said to feature two major advances for the baker. The new Doughmaster Control panel makes the DRPs easier to use and more flexible, and the new single-piece floor makes the DRPs structurally stronger than traditional units and improves hygiene control. The Doughmaster Control, fitted in the DRP door, is a 256-colour display screen, which can be customised with the bakery’s logo. Its software package features a range of pre-programmed menus, while it also has an advanced diagnostic facility, which pinpoints maintenance and servicing issues. The DRP’s floor is made in one piece, is fully sealed and has a ‘dish’ format. The most important benefits are hygiene and moisture control: there are no dirt traps, the floor is easier to clean and moisture control is improved.last_img read more

Press release: Government to help farmers tackle air pollution in new clean air strategy

first_imgThe government has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air – which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution.Agriculture is responsible for 88% of UK emissions of ammonia gas which can travel long distances, be damaging to the environment, and combine with other pollutants to form fine Particulate Matter (PM) pollution, which are harmful to human health.The measures set out in the Clean Air Strategy will help cut the costs of air pollution to society by £1.7 billion every year by 2020, rising to £5.3 billion every year from 2030.Farming Minister, George Eustice said: With partners, Natural England will be running a series of farm demonstration events in February and March to show what can be done to reduce ammonia emissions. Free training and advice will be available to help support farmers to, for example, make choices about investment in infrastructure and equipment to reduce emissions.Full details of the measures which will be introduced to reduce emissions from farming can be found in the summary document and strategy document. Ammonia emissions can have a significant impact on the environment and on our health, and as custodians of the land, farmers have an important role to play in reducing them. Our future agriculture policy will involve financial rewards and incentives to help farmers reduce their ammonia emissions. Under the new strategy the government will provide farmers with support to invest in infrastructure and equipment to reduce emissions and will work with industry to encourage low emission, holistic farming techniques.Funding has been available through the Countryside Productivity Scheme to help farmers purchase manure management equipment including low-emission spreaders and the scheme is due to run again in 2019. Funding is also available through the Countryside Stewardship Scheme for slurry tank and lagoon covers for farmers in priority water catchments.In September 2018 the government launched a new £3 million programme through the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership to fund a team of specialists who work with farmers and landowners in priority areas to provide training events, tailored advice, individual farm visits and support with grant applications.Our Agriculture Bill already sets out how future financial support for the farming sector will be focussed on delivering improvements to the environment. We propose that a future environmental land management system should fund targeted action to protect habitats impacted by ammonia. Natural England are already examining options to improve the effectiveness of schemes for mitigating ammonia emissions in protecting these habitats.Marian Spain, Natural England Interim Chief Executive said: Natural England has a team of experts poised to support farmers to take action which will help improve our environment and safeguard our precious natural habitats from the damaging effects of nitrogen pollution. We are committed to making sure that future agriculture schemes mean farmers businesses can work in harmony with the natural environment and ensure wildlife can be enjoyed by future generations. And Natural England teams are already, through the Catchment Sensitive Farming programme, working on the ground providing essential advice and guidance to farmers to tackle pollution to water, land and the air.last_img read more

Jazz Aficionados Huntertones Premiere Four Live Videos Ahead Of New Release [Watch]

first_imgThere’s no denying that some of the best jazz albums of all time were recorded live. That’s the energy that Brooklyn-based ensemble Huntertones is trying to capture on their new record, aptly-titled Live. Due out on September 30th, the band laid down some stellar shows at Natalie’s (Columbus, OH) and Blu Jazz (Akron, OH), and subsequently captured them for the new release.The band is headed up by pianist Theron Brown — who portrayed a young Herbie Hancock in the Miles Ahead film — and trumpeter Jon Lampley — who appears on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as part of the house band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human. With Dan White (saxophone), Chris Ott (trombone, beatbox), Joshua Hill (guitar), Jeff Bass (bass), Adam DeAscentis (bass), and John Hubbell (drums) all rounding out the band, the energy captured at these two shows is downright electric.Live features six original songs and three genre-bending arrangements, including reworkings of Stephen Foster’s “Camptown Races,” “Kill The Beast” from the Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, and a medley of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” and Dave Matthews’ “Two Step.” We’re delighted to share the first four videos from the new album, with commentary on each one from the band!“Circles”“‘Circles’ is a groove tune that evolves out of a riff played by the saxophone that moves to the guitar. The melody played by the horns is inspired by words from the Robert Munsch book ‘Love You Forever’. The bass line in the end of the tune is the main theme slowed down.” – Dan White“Anvil”“‘Anvil’ has been the opener to a lot of Huntertones shows since we started playing it a year ago. The tune is based off of three melodic ideas and the horns carry a lot of the energy of the tune. Instead of just one soloist, the whole group improvises before landing together and featuring bassist Jeff Bass. It is a groove tune that pulls from many musical styles. As the group has evolved, we’ve embraced more group improvising. Each show is different and Huntertones’ Live captures the great energy between the musicians and the audience.” – Dan White“Camptown Races”“‘Camptown Races’ is a reimagination of the well known song written by Stephen Foster. Combining elements of hip hop, gospel, and classical music, this arrangement showcases Huntertones skill as well as soul. After a take on the melody by Lampley’s trumpet in a minor key, the band shifts into a classical style fugue setting up for a climactic trombone solo from Ott. Once the tune has reached its final peak the opening groove re-enters, this time to let keyboardist Theron Brown stretch out on a soulful feature that builds once more to an energetic finish.” – Chris Ott“Hip Mr. Hampton”“‘Hip Mr. Hampton’ shows off Huntertones unique trio format of saxophone, sousaphone and beatboxing. The song was originally inspired by a lick played by trombonist Slide Hampton, which can be heard in multiple keys and tempos throughout the arrangement. Weaving through time signatures and different styles, White, Lampley and Ott fuse their improvisations to create a one of a kind musical experience fueled by the energy of the crowd.” – Chris OttIn support of the national release of Live, Huntertones will be touring throughout the remainder of the year. Check out the full schedule below!Huntertones Summer & Fall 2016 Tour DatesSeptember 8, 2016 — Drom — New York, NY*September 29, 2016 — Sofar Sounds — New York, NYSeptember 30, 2016 — Rockwood Music Hall — New York, NY — Official CD Release ShowOctober 7, 2016 — Blu Jazz — Akron, OHOctober 10, 2016 — The Refectory — Columbus, OHOctober 11 & 12, 2016 — Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music — Columbus, OHOctober 14 & 15, 2016 — Andy’s Jazz Club — Chicago, ILOctober 19, 2016 — We Always Swing Jazz Series — Columbia, MOOctober 21, 2016 –The Jazz Kitchen — Indianapolis, INOctober 22, 2016 — Motr Pub — Cincinnati, OHDecember 16 & 17, 2016 — The Rex — Toronto, ON*Opening for Glenn David Andrewslast_img read more

Your own news platform

first_imgDuring the massive manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, millions of people around the world watched television news crews as they conveyed the latest bits of information from the perimeter of the search zone.But Harvard Professor David Liu was tuned into UStream, a website where anyone can share his or her own video. Someone had pointed a camera at a scanner that was tuned to Boston police radio traffic, and was streaming the audio and video onto the Internet. It wasn’t visually interesting, but the audio during the manhunt was riveting.While traditional media sources, at the request of police, refrained from reporting information gleaned from the scanners, more than 250,000 people worldwide were tuned in to the UStream channel, listening to police and FBI agents gathered near a boat in a Watertown backyard. The listeners heard officers discussing the suspect’s every movement, as well as talk of flashbang grenades, the boat’s 40-gallon fuel tank, where to focus a helicopter’s spotlight, and when to bring in the negotiation team.Harvard Professor David Liu took note of the lag time for information from traditional media compared with the timeliness of information from UStream, Twitter, and even emails from his students. File photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerTo Liu, the lag time for information from traditional media compared with the timeliness of information from UStream, Twitter, and even emails from his students was striking. Liu also noted that repeated requests by the Boston Police Department that the public not tweet scanner traffic were ignored by many UStream listeners.Liu, a chemistry professor who advises the federal government on science and technology through the JASON advisory group, is still processing what happened last week. But like many observers interested in the continuing evolution of information technology, he has the sense that he witnessed something new.Melded in a unique wayWhile cellphone cameras, the Internet, texting, and Twitter have all been around, they seem to have melded in a unique way under the pressure of extreme events and intense, widespread public interest.To Judith Donath, a faculty fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Friday’s regional lockdown had one clear result: the creation of a widespread, unified community during an event that, not too long ago, would have left many feeling alone, isolated, and more than a little worried.“For something that would be very isolating, it became very much like sitting around a table talking with each other,” Donath said. “The experience of people being stuck in their homes was very different because of social media. To some extent people felt like ‘we’re doing this together, and it’s a sensible thing.’”David Weinberger, senior researcher at the Berkman Center and co-director of the Harvard Law Library Digital Lab, agreed that the second screen made all the difference. While CNN’s 24-hour news programming has been around for decades, he’s willing to bet that many people were watching the television programming Friday on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, communicating with family and friends, offering commentary, and pointing out errors or bad judgment on social media.Weinberger said that at one point CNN reported that the FBI had asked it not to tell viewers the address where the broadcast originated, but someone quickly pointed out that the address was plainly visible on the building in the shot.That second screen also allowed viewers to amend TV news programming, giving them access to mountains of information beyond the broadcast.“Fifteen years ago, we had to wait for CNN to explain where Chechnya is. With the second screen, we have the ability to know immediately,” Weinberger said.To Weinberger, the brave new information world had an impact right from the start. Posts began to flow over Twitter within seconds of the first explosion and, once the investigation and search for assailants started, there was little doubt their images would be in someone’s camera.“Fifteen years ago, we had to wait for CNN to explain where Chechnya is. With the second screen, we have the ability to know immediately,” said David Weinberger of the Berkman Center. File photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer“An incredibly highly recorded event”“With the presence of cellphone cameras, this was such an incredibly highly recorded event,” Weinberger said. “Every conceivable angle and every conceivable second is recorded by someone. We’ve never had such coverage.”Weinberger drew a parallel to another tragic, public event: the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which was documented by a handful of private individuals shooting movies, the most famous of which is the Zapruder film, but had nowhere near the coverage such an event would have today.“When you have ubiquitous coverage that gets distributed universally [over the Internet], you have the possibility of types of knowledge that weren’t possible before,” Weinberger said.Within three days, law enforcement released photos of the suspects, touching off efforts to “crowdsource” their identification by using the Internet to fuel a massive examination of the images. Weinberger described it as an enormous game of “Where’s Waldo?” that created a list of people “suspected of being suspects.”In this case, the efforts, two of which were on Reddit and 4chan, failed, and caused a lot of angst among people wrongly identified as suspects, Weinberger said.“People whose faces were circled became quite concerned,” Weinberger said. “In this case, it didn’t work. But one of the things we learned is that we don’t understand the power of having a lot of people working a little bit on a problem. We keep being surprised by it.”The entire region was surprised by Friday’s lockdown, which in an earlier era might not have worked as well. TV news broadcasts and phone calls to area residents have long been possible, but today the chances of someone leaving the house before encountering a news report, email, text message, Facebook post, or some other kind of communication are dramatically smaller.“The information technologies we have access to today, in my opinion, increased the effectiveness of a short-notice, dramatic change in the status of the city,” Liu said, adding that on Friday morning his cable television box went out, denying him the news to which he normally awakens. “I woke up to a black screen instead of the morning news, checked my phone for text messages and e-mail, and got many pieces of important advice to stay home.”Judith Donath of the Berkman Center said Friday’s regional lockdown had one clear result: the creation of a widespread, unified community during an event that, not too long ago, would have left many feeling alone, isolated, and more than a little worried. File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerBroadened the sense of communityWhile the presence of social media transformed the experience of people locked down at home, it also broadened the sense of community far beyond the Boston area, Donath said. Startling news in a community like Cambridge, with institutions that draw people from around the world, might naturally generate interest from former students and visitors. But Donath said it seemed that something deeper was going on. It’s a different thing for a man in Paris to watch television news because a former roommate lives in Cambridge than it is for that same man to watch the news, read his roommate’s real-time tweets, and email him.“I’ve been getting calls from people I hadn’t heard from in years,” Donath said. “It’s the ability of people in California and France to think, ‘I’m one step from this because my college roommate is there, and I can see his or her Twitter feed.’”Donath said she’s curious about the root of what is being enabled and magnified by technology: the human fascination with events like those that unfolded here even when those events are physically distant.She found herself glued to Twitter and Facebook for 12 hours even though she had a major project due — but she could be excused because events were unfolding in the streets around her. She found people in Los Angeles and Ohio doing the same thing, even when they didn’t have friends or family here.“It’s not just that people wanted information, they wanted it as fast as it is coming out,” Donath said. “What is it in our psyche that’s so riveted [by] getting that next piece of information?”The downside of getting information as fast as it becomes available, of course, is that sometimes it’s wrong. Twitter feeds Monday were like a game of telephone, where tweeters’ assumptions and errors changed the information as it flowed, Liu said. He watched in real time as a fire at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston became a nonexistent bomb at the Harvard Kennedy School, and as the library’s “bomb,” which would have been the third of the day, became three. In the end, the fire was an accident, and there were no bombs.The mainstream media wasn’t guiltless, either, authoring reports of arrests that didn’t happen and describing suspects who didn’t exist.“One of the big take-home lessons is that the ability of information to spread incredibly quickly brings both promise and peril,” Liu said.last_img read more