e-learning news in brief

first_imgThis month’s e-learning news in brief – Peter Honey Publications has reduced the minimum licence for its onlinedevelopment tools from 100 to 50 users, making the tools more accessible to smaller-scaletraining projects. The tools comprise 40 modules focusing exclusively onlearning and behaviour.  www.peterhoney.com– The Diversity Channel, which helps organisations address diversity issues throughsoft-ware and consulting, is outsourcing the hosting and support of itsweb-based diversity education tool, The Diversity Channel Now, to AccentureLearning. The e-learning courses available focus on areas such as the strategicimpact of diversity.  www.thediversitychannel.com   www.accenture.com– Avalanche is a new media management tool from Trainer 1 that aims tosupercede the learning content management system (LCMS). Trainer 1 is lookingfor organisations that might be interested in testing the system. Interestedparties should e-mail Neil Lasher at [email protected] – Health & Safety – Safety at Work is an online learning resource fromBBC World-wide Learning. It features BBC newscaster Michael Buerk and isapproved by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It costsaround £30 per user and is also available on CD-Rom. Those who successfullycomplete the interactive exercises can be assessed for the IOSHcertificate.  www.bbcbusinesslearning.com e-learning news in briefOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

High-latitude ionospheric electrodynamics as determined by the assimilative mapping of ionospheric electrodynamics procedure for the conjunctive SUNDIAL/ATLAS 1/GEM period of March 28-29, 1992

first_imgDuring the conjunctive SUNDIAL/ATLAS 1/GEM campaign period of March 28–29, 1992, a set of comprehensive data has been collected both from space and from ground. The assimilative mapping of ionospheric electrodynamics (AMIE) procedure is used to derive the large-scale high-latitude ionospheric conductivity, convection, and other related quantities, by combining the various data sets. The period was characterized by several moderate substorm activities. Variations of different ionospheric electrodynamic fields are examined for one substorm interval. The cross-polar-cap potential drop, Joule heating, and field-aligned current are all enhanced during the expansion phase of substorms. The most dramatic changes of these fields are found to be associated with the development of the substorm electrojet in the post midnight region. Variations of global electrodynamic quantities for this 2-day period have revealed a good correlation with the auroral electrojet (AE) index. In this study we have calculated the AE index from ground magnetic perturbations observed by 63 stations located between 55° and 76° magnetic latitudes north and south, which is larger than the standard AE index by about 28% on the average over these 2 days. Different energy dissipation channels have also been estimated. On the average over the 2 days, the total globally integrated Joule heating rate is about 102 GW and the total globally integrated auroral energy precipitation rate is about 52 GW. Using an empirical formula, the ring current energy injection rate is estimated to be 125 GW for a decay time of 3.5 hours, and 85 GW for a decay time of 20 hours. We also find an energy-coupling efficiency of 3% between the solar wind and the magnetosphere for a southward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) condition.last_img read more

Thurston Island (West Antarctica) between Gondwana subduction and continental separation: a multi-stage evolution revealed by apatite thermochronology

first_imgThe first low‐temperature thermochronological data from Thurston Island, West Antarctica, provide insights into the poorly constrained thermo‐tectonic evolution of the paleo‐Pacific margin of Gondwana since the Late Paleozoic. Here we present the first apatite fission track (AFT) and apatite (U‐Th‐Sm)/He (AHe) data from Carboniferous to mid‐Cretaceous (meta‐) igneous rocks from the Thurston Island area. Thermal history modeling of AFT dates of 145–92 Ma and AHe dates of 112–71 Ma, in combination with kinematic indicators, geological information and thermobarometrical measurements, indicate a complex thermal history with at least six episodes of cooling and reheating. Thermal history models are interpreted to reflect Late Paleozoic to Early Mesozoic tectonic uplift of pre‐Jurassic arc sequences, prior to the formation of an extensional Jurassic–Early Cretaceous back‐arc basin up to 4.5 km deep, which was deepened during intrusion and rapid exhumation of rocks of the Late Jurassic granite suite. Overall Early to mid‐Cretaceous exhumation and basin inversion coincided with an episode of intensive magmatism and crustal thickening and was followed by exhumation during formation of the Zealandia‐West Antarctica rift and continental break‐up. Final exhumation since the Oligocene was likely triggered by activity of the West Antarctic rift system and by glacial erosion.last_img read more

Allsop hosts UK’s biggest ever single day residential auction

first_imgAllsop’s third residential property auction of the year, held last week, smashed the record books to become the UK’s biggest ever single day residential auction.The sale on Thursday 28th May, held at an extremely busy Cumberland Hotel in central London, raised £91.2 million, with 81 per cent of the 285 lots offered sold.No fewer than 21 lots sold for more than £1 million, which Auctioneer Gary Murphy (right) believes was a good indicator of the health of the investor market post-election.“This was a very different sale room to anything we have experienced this year,” he said. “And it might have been very different were it not for the election result. We have seen a far more stable and confident market place today with some very strong prices paid.”He added, “This was no doubt a challenging catalogue given the number of lots and the significant value of stock offered. But the level of activity and depth of appetite in the market is reassuring. Whilst, as always, pricing is key to results and this sale bodes well for auctions over the next few years.”The huge residential sale came just days after Allsop’s commercial auction division raised more than £65 million with 84 per cent sold.Duncan Moir, Partner and Auctioneer at Allsop, said, “The market has responded to the removal of political uncertainty with vigour, with many investors finding they had to dig deep to be successful.”Allsop’s success last week is the latest indication that property auction market conditions are improving.Speaking after Clive Emson had concluded a five-day auction from Cornwall to Essex last week, raising a total of £11 million from 122 lots – 75 per cent sales success – the firm’s Managing Director, James Emson (left), agreed that “confidence is continuing to return to the market”.“Demand is growing across the board, particularly for investment properties offering significant potential for capital growth as well as strong rental yields,” he said.Savills also recently enjoyed a highly successful residential auction, selling more than £40million worth of properties, with an 88 per cent sales success rate.Chris Coleman-Smith, Head of Savills, commented, “The General Election had a limited impact on auction buyers, with standing room only at three of our London auctions so far this year and a total of over £145 million worth of property sold. Cheaper stamp duty rates for the mainstream market continue to provide bidders with an extra bit of room to manoeuver.”Meanwhile, Network Auctions has been instructed to sell a property that the company believe could possibly become the highest value single UK residential auction sale ever.Network Auctions has been instructed on Thakeham Manor in West Sussex, a unique property that has recently been in the open market at a guide price of £6.6million and which has been independently valued by a Chartered Surveyor at £6.75million.The family residence, which extends to some 11.683 sqft of accommodation, also has 16 acres of grounds featuring a trout lake, tennis courts, swimming pool and golfing green. What’s more, there is garaging for three vehicles and a helipad.The property will go to auction at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane on Thursday 9th July.Toby Limbrick (right), Managing Director of Network Auctions, said, “We are naturally delighted to have been selected as auctioneers on this incredible property which we are certain will attract interest from buyers in the UK and abroad.”residential auction Allsop auction residential property auction June 11, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Allsop hosts UK’s biggest ever single day residential auction previous nextProducts & ServicesAllsop hosts UK’s biggest ever single day residential auctionAllsop raised over £90m at last week’s auction with 81% of the 285 lots offered sold, as confidence returns to the market.PROPERTYdrum11th June 20150649 Viewslast_img read more

VIEWS FROM THE OUTSIDE WORKFORCE TRAINING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE

first_imgwritten by former District 77 State Representative Gail RieckenRecently there was a note from Rep. Ed Delaney, Indianapolis, about a charter school grant application Indiana filed with the federal government. The application is for $900,000 per program and Indiana Department of Education (DOE) proposes to add somewhere around 40 plus new charter schools. Click here to read about the grant.There are a couple of notes about the application, one positive, that I think you may find exciting. First, let’s get the more negative one out of the way. A new charter school will affect student enrollment in any school corporation. You may want to let your school corporation know this is coming.Second, the positive one. There is mentioned certain funding, perhaps even an afterthought as Rep Delaney describes it, that should be interesting to parents of special needs children and anyone interested in workforce development.ARK of Indiana has a program with Ball State and Marriott Hotels for training special needs people in hospitality. Why can’t we, in Evansville, have a program training young special needs people valuable workplace skills working in hospitals? We have Deaconness, St Vincents, Gateway and rehab centers. We have a new school coming on board and rumors are everywhere about the economic growth that will be attributed to it (actually I don’t think the argument is credible until Ivy Tech is there), but growth is coming.Here is an article about the Munci, IN experience.https://www.erskinegreeninstitute.org/arc-of-indiana-breaks-ground-on-muncie-complex/Now this is innovative!  Maybe this grant is finally the place to fund a program that teaches special needs children readiness skills for employment in health care. Employment among special needs people who are able to work should be a goal in our society and Evansville should start planning now for the inclusion of people with special needs working in hospitals.Click here to open Link :BudgetNarrative.DeLaneyFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Sayers sales and profits fall in ‘challenging’ year

first_imgConsumer uncertainty following the Brexit referendum made for a challenging financial year, Sayers the Bakers has reported.The retail bakery chain, which operates around 170 shops and employs more than 1,600 staff, announced a drop in operating profit from £601,000 the previous year to £4,000 in its financial year ended 30 September 2016.Following interest payments and other charges, the business posted a post-tax loss of £101,000 compared with a £351,000 profit the previous year.Sales at the Bolton-based business, which trades under the Poundbakery, Poundcafé and Sayers brands, dipped 2.4% year on year, from £49.7m in 2015 to £48.5m.In its accounts, presented at Companies House, the business said: “Retail businesses have encountered a challenging year, largely as a result of the Brexit referendum announcement and subsequent consumer uncertainty.”Sayers added that sales had recovered steadily in the past few months.“The focus this year has been improving the business following a period of rapid growth and the introduction of the national living wage.”Looking ahead, the business said commercial risks included unexpected significant increases in raw material, fuel, electric and/or gas prices.last_img read more

Sister Sparrow Announces New Album & 2018 ‘Gold’ Tour

first_imgIn 2017, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds took time off from touring to focus on growth and family. The band’s charismatic powerhouse frontwoman, Arleigh Kincheloe, had a son in 2017, and the group elected to go on hiatus during the end of her pregnancy and through to 2018. With a smattering of triumphant return dates thus far this year, it seems as though Kincheloe is ready to return to the road once again.The acclaimed soul-rock songstress has just announced that she’ll be releasing a new album in the fall titled Gold. Due out on October 12th, the new album was produced and co-written in collaboration with Carter Matschullat at Brooklyn’s DØØM Studio. As noted in a press release, “the LP takes the classic Dirty Birds sound and turns it into something altogether new, a soul-blasted contemporary pop approach supremely suited for Kincheloe’s immense voice and even greater vision.”In support of this new studio effort, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds will hit the road in the fall. The band’s Gold tour kicks off in the tail end of August, with dates in Athens, New York, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on August 30th and 31st. In September, the band will perform Westport, Connecticut’s Blues, Views And BBQ on September 1st ahead of a three-night run that will see the band hit Fredericton, New Brunswick’s Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest; Portland, Maine’s Thompson’s Point with Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats; and Burlington, Vermont’s Grand Point North Festival from the 14th to 16th. Sister Sparrow and company close out the month with two New York performances in Syracuse on the 21st and East Aurora on the 22nd.Next up, the band will perform a Halloween show on October 31st at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. The Chicago show will kick off a four-night run that will also see Sister Sparrow roll through Grand Rapids and Ferndale, Michigan, as well as Millvale, Pennsylvania. Dates in Hartford, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Albany, New York follow, with the run spanning from October 8th through 10th. The October dates finish strong with a show on the 15th in Allston, Massachusetts, and the 29th in Washington, DC.To close out the upcoming Gold tour, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds will play a limited number of shows in December. On the 1st, the band will hit New York City’s Irving Plaza before closing things off with the West Coast leg of their tour—the final two-date run will see the band perform at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on December 5th, followed up by San Francisco’s The Independent on the 6th. The band also notes that more dates are coming soon.For more information and ticketing, head to Sister Sparrow’s website here. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Gold album, as the debut single off the new record, “Ghost”, is due out on Friday, August 3rd.Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds 2018 Gold Tour:AUGUST30 – Athens, NY- Athens Summer Concert Series31 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion SteelstacksSEPTEMBER1 – Westport, CT – Blues, Views And BBQ14 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival15 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point (w/ Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats)16 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North Festival21 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater22 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland Music and Arts FestivalOCTOBER31 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln HallNOVEMBER1 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co.2 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply – Parliament Room3 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre8 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Music Hall Hartford9 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts10 – Albany, NY – Swyer Theatre, Empire Center At The Egg15 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall29 – Washington DC – 9:30 ClubDECEMBER1 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza5 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom6 – San Francisco, CA – The IndependentView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Amanda Seyfried in The Way We Get By

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Mamma Mia! Tickets are now on sale to see screen star Amanda Seyfried make her off-Broadway debut in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By. Directed by Leigh Silverman and also starring Thomas Sadoski, the Second Stage production will begin previews on April 28 and play a limited engagement through June 14 at the Tony Kiser Theatre.The two-character play follows Beth and Doug, two people who wake up together following a drunken wedding reception they both attended. Forced to question how much they really know about each other and how much they care about what other people think, the pair face a very awkward encounter revolving around love, lust and the whole damn thing.The world premiere’s opening night is set for May 19. Related Shows The Way We Get By last_img read more

Something Rotten!’s Heidi Blickenstaff Marries Nicholas Rohlfing

first_img View Comments Well, this is certainly one way to celebrate a Broadway opening. Something Rotten! star Heidi Blickenstaff tied the knot with Nicholas Rohlfing on April 23—the day after the musical comedy opened on the Great White Way. The two were wed in an intimate ceremony in their backyard.Blickenstaff, who plays Bea in the new musical comedy, has also appeared on Broadway in The Addams Family, [title of show], The Little Mermaid and The Full Monty. Rohlfing, who also started out as an actor and director, now owns an entertainment law firm.Congratulations to the newlyweds! We hope that between a backyard wedding and a Great White Way opening, you’re right in the middle of what you love with the craziest of company—having a kick-ass time. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! Related Showslast_img read more