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first_imgThis week’s news in briefProposals lack focus Government proposals on financial reporting lack focus on people, accordingto the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The latestproposals leave reporting to the discretion of the “directors of thecompany to review and identify the relevant factors in their particularcase”, or omit them altogether if they see fit.  www.cipd.co.ukPart-time judiciary All judges below High Court level will soon be able to work part-time undernew government plans. As part of its drive to increase judicial diversity, theDepartment for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) announced that from 1 April 2005,all new and existing salaried appointments below High Court level will besuitable for part-time sitting unless the nature of the office or businessneeds dictate otherwise.  www.dca.gov.uk/Royal Mail prize draw The Royal Mail is offering its staff the chance to win cars and holidayvouchers in a scheme designed to cut high rates of absenteeism. Workers who donot take a single day off sick between now and 31 January 2005 will be enteredinto a prize draw and could win one of 34 Ford Focus cars or holiday vouchers.  www.royalmail.comHR Strategy conference Directors keen to develop an HR strategy in line with organisational goalsshould attend the HR Strategy conference organised by IRS, in association withPersonnel Today, on 18-19 November. The first day includes practical advice,case studies and debate on shifting from best practice to business imperativeHR strategies and tactics, and the second day offers delegates a workshop onmeasuring human capital and how to integrate it with your HR strategy.  Booking hotline 020 7347 3500 Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. … in briefOn 10 Aug 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Physician

first_img• Board certified or board eligible in Pediatrics/Allergy andImmunology• Experience with clinical care of patients• Experience in an academic medical center• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU Diversity Statement Information Working TitlePediatric Allergy and Immunology Physician School/UnitSchool of Medicine Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Posted SalaryCommensurate DepartmentPediatrics Position Responsibilities The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is recruiting for ajunior faculty member (non-tenure eligible) for the Division ofPediatric Allergy / Immunology. We are seeking a primarily clinicalprovider to assist the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunologyto further expand pediatric allergy presence in the community. TheDivision currently has 3 clinical faculty, an advanced practiceprovider, a nurse coordinator and a nurse navigator who currentlyprovide care for patients at the downtown Children’s Pavilion andtravel to outlaying community clinics. Additionally, the divisionhas an active ACGME approved fellowship program in coordinationwith the Department of Internal Medicine. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Mission or Goal of Unit Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020 Open Until FilledYes Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty RankOpencenter_img Required Qualifications Preference will be given to applicants with clinical or basicscience research experience and the ability to apply for and obtainearly career awards from the NIH or other funding agencies. Grant funded position?No Preferred Qualifications Application Process/Additional Information Interested candidates should apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com and provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae(CV). Number of Months12 Teaching:Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities. Faculty memberwill provide teaching and mentorship to medical students,residents, chief residents, and fellows when applicable.Research:Faculty member will have working knowledge in research methods andbe able to participate in clinical, translational, and outcomesresearch.Service:Faculty member will serve on departmental or School of Medicinelevel committees when appropriate, and engage in professionalactivities through journal review, conference presentations,etc.Clinical:Faculty member will serve as a pediatric allergy and immunologyphysician for the Department of Pediatrics in the Division ofPediatric Allergy and Immunology. The division provides clinicalcare to both inpatient and outpatient arenas.Other:Faculty member will take on administrative duties associated withthis role. Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/98350 The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at the Virginia CommonwealthUniversity Health System has committed itself to transforming theDivision of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology into a model academicunit devoted to excellence in clinical care, teaching, andclinical, translational, and basic research. Type of SearchNational Position NumberF63620 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3 Date Posted03/26/2020last_img read more

Indiana prosecutors hoping for more resources to fight cybercrimes

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest (“170 – Typing” by Hillary, CC BY-SA 2.0) Indiana prosecutors could get more resources to go after cybercrimes.The House unanimously endorsed a plan to create 10 regional task forces to help prosecutors with high-tech crimes. House Republicans’ budget includes three-million dollars to pay for it.Avon Republican Greg Steuerwald says the task forces would pursue not only hacking and identity theft, but low-tech crimes with high-tech evidence, like analyzing cell phone records.Steuerwald says Saint Joseph and Tippecanoe County prosecutors already have high-tech units through partnerships with Notre Dame and Purdue. In other counties, he says, prosecutors may not have the manpower.A Senate committee is expected to hold a hearing on the proposal next week, though the funding won’t be finalized until the budget is, at the end of April. Google+ By Network Indiana – March 4, 2021 0 185 WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Indiana prosecutors hoping for more resources to fight cybercrimes Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleMan rescued after falling through ice on O’Brien Lake in Berrien CountyNext articleCatholic bishops express concern about Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Network Indianalast_img read more

Press release: Emergency humanitarian UK aid package to DRC as violence escalates

first_img This UK aid humanitarian uplift (£22m) from the Department for International Development is in addition to the £205m already allocated for the humanitarian response which is reaching over three million people with lifesaving support. This increase will provide: If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. DFID’s humanitarian response is already reaching over three million people across the country with lifesaving aid.During her visit minister Baldwin asked to meet with President Kabila. She met with representatives from across government, including opposition candidates and the DRC’s electoral commission (CENI), to stress the vital importance of the DRC holding credible, constitutional and inclusive elections by the end of this year, to help tackle some of the root causes of violence and suffering in DRC.Notes to Editors over 85,000 people with food or assistance to meet urgent food and other basic needs over 38,000 children under the age of 5 with vital nutrition over 390,000 people with access to clean drinking water over 240,000 people with essential health care such as drugs for pregnant mothers over 12,400 children with access to education 430 survivors of trauma including gender based violence with psychosocial support and counselling During a visit to a camp for displaced families in Kalemie in the DRC, Africa minister Harriett Baldwin denounced recent escalations in violence across the east of the country and announced an emergency package of UK aid support which will provide additional lifesaving food, water and medical care to hundreds of thousands more people in desperate need.This includes: The UK recognised the crisis early and the Department for International Development (DFID) was one of the first donors to step up support.The minister also called on the international community to increase support urgently for the country, announcing this humanitarian package as leaders from the international community are set to gather in Geneva today (Friday 13 April) for a UN pledging conference for the DRC.Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin said: I have seen for myself the devastating impact of this terrible crisis – but UK aid is already on the ground and with today’s emergency package, we are providing a vital lifeline for more desperate mothers and their starving children who have been forced to flee their homes. This is a major humanitarian crisis and I have pressed for the DRC to fully recognise the scale of suffering, and cooperate with international efforts to help the millions of Congolese people affected. It is important that international partners also urgently step up their support. The DRC has huge potential to be a prosperous nation, but it’s vital we work now to establish the political stability which will create the foundations for future growth and a safer and brighter future for all Congolese people. Key to this will be credible, constitutional and inclusive elections in December 2018.center_img Telephone 020 7023 0600 Email [email protected] giving over 390,000 more people access to clean drinking water providing over 85,000 more people with food or assistance to meet urgent food and other basic needs reaching over 38,000 more children suffering from malnutrition with vital nutrition support providing essential medical care to over 240,000 more people, including drugs for pregnant mothers The current £205m includes an initial provision of £175m which was increased by an additional £30m at the end of last year in the face of increasing humanitarian needs. This £22 million increase will form part of an ongoing £100m package which will be confirmed by the UK to the UN’s humanitarian response at a pledging conference today (Friday 13th April) in Geneva, which includes support announced publicly last year. DFID is one of the leading donors to the DRC. In 2017 we were the second largest donor to the DRC. The UK recognised the crisis early and was one of the first donors to step up support. According to the UN, 4.5 million people are internally displaced in the DRC, 7.7 million people are now lacking reliable access to food, and 2.2 million children are suffering from life-threatening malnutrition, in what has become the worst humanitarian crisis in Africa. General media queries (24 hours)last_img read more

News story: UK leads Northern Group response to disinformation

first_imgMinisters from the 12 Northern Group nations recognised the value in sharing their own experiences of tackling disinformation as well as acting in unity against future fake news campaigns. It was also made clear that the work undertaken by the Northern Group strategic communications experts will complement the existing activity of NATO, the EU, and the Joint Expeditionary Force.The Northern Group is a UK initiative which aims to promote more coherent, efficient and effective defence and security co-operation in northern Europe. It comprises 12 nations; Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK – all of which contributed to NATO Exercise Trident Juncture. Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster led discussions on the subject, stating the importance of getting on the front foot against disinformation and warning that the threat of hostile and brazen disinformation is increasing.Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster said: As NATO’s biggest exercise in a decade draws to a close, it is clear we are best equipped to deterring threats when working side by side with allies and partners.center_img However, we face more than just the conventional threats of old, which is why the UK plays a leading role in all areas of defence including debunking the kind of hostile disinformation we saw from Russia following the tragic attack in Salisbury.last_img read more

AAK supports government’s saturated fat pledge

first_imgUK fats and ingredients supplier AAK is helping manufacturers reduce the saturated fat content of products.The company is offering its Akoblend range to replace butter, enabling businesses to commit to the Responsibility Deal Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge.The pledge was launched in October last year to reduce the UK’s intake of saturated fats.AAK has been working with customers to reformulate recipes by using alternative ingredients like Akoblend.The company has claimed this product will move customers’ goods from the red traffic light to the amber traffic light, indicating a medium level of saturated fat.John McAughtrie, customer innovation director at AAK, said: “One of the key ways we can help is to replace butter in our customers’ recipes. This can be achieved by including less fat, or by using different types of fat. However, this has to be done without compromising on taste or texture and we support our customers by finding bespoke solutions for their recipes.“One of the key ways we can help is to replace butter in our customers’ recipes; butter is very high in saturated fat, but we have products, such as our pumpable shortenings that can be used across a range of products.”Risk of saturated fatIt has been suggested that high levels of saturated fat are associated with cardiovascular disease and strokes. According to the recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey, undertaken by the Food Standards Agency, the mean intake of saturated fat exceeded the DRV (no more than 11% of food energy) in all age/sex groups.AAK (UK), based in Hull, specialises in the production of edible oils and fats for food manufacturing and baking industries, as well as for foodservice and retail.The company sells products throughout the UK, as well as in more than 35 countries.last_img read more

Con Brio Shares ‘Hard Times’ Video In Light Of Recent Tragedies [Watch]

first_imgIt’s been a hard week for America. Currently on their international tour, in support of upcoming album Paradise, Con Brio is feeling the effects of the unfortunate happenings that have recently struck our nation. Frontman Ziek McCarter took the opportunity to share his thoughts along with a live video from their recent performance at North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. The song “Hard Times” will be featured on the upcoming record, which drops next week on July 15.A Conversation With Con Brio On What It Takes To Create Their Soulful SoundThanks to NPO Radio 2, we can watch the powerful performance in the video below.last_img

Bryan Cranston Suits Up For MLB One-Man Show

first_imgHe’s channeled a loving dad, a meth dealer, an American President and now, a Major League baseball player. To promote MLB’s upcoming postseason, Bryan Cranston swings for the fences in his new one-man show embodying all that fall baseball can be. The Tony winner dons the uniforms of the Yankees, Tigers, A’s and more in the performance, even calling upon the help of eight-time All-Star Pedro Martinez for lessons on the best way to hoist a World Series trophy triumphantly into the air. As it all comes to a close with the final word of his haunting reading of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” the only thing we wish is that the show actually existed so that we could sit in the front row getting whacked in the face with baseballs and Cracker Jack. Cranston would be in the running for another Tony for sure, if not MVP. View Commentslast_img read more

Burtons Honored

first_imgMaxine Burton was so excited about going to 4-H camp she begged her father to let her go even though she was sick. As a child, Bob Burton attended camp too, and he made two “friends for life” on the Gwinnett County Livestock Judging Team.“Sixty years ago this summer, I attended 4-H camp at Rock Eagle. I learned there were rules and, if you didn’t follow them, there were consequences,” said Bob Burton, now a father and grandfather.During the 2019 Georgia 4-H Gala on Aug. 10, the Burtons were awarded the prestigious Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award for their ongoing, significant and heartfelt support of Georgia 4-H.“This award is not really for us. It’s for all of those leaders, all of those agents who spent nights away from their family and spent time helping 4-H’ers prepare for life,” said Bob Burton upon accepting the award with his wife. “Those projects and all of those competitions. All you are doing is just preparing for life. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.”Georgia State 4-H Leader Arch Smith thanked the Burtons for their years of support of the Georgia 4-H program and the generous gift they gave to help save the camp on Tybee Island, Georgia. The Burtons own and operate burton + BURTON, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of balloons and coordinating gift products in the world.“In the late 1990s, Georgia 4-H was faced with a decision on whether to close the Tybee Island 4-H Center,” Smith said. “The Burtons made a gift that allowed the camp, now the Burton 4-H Center, to continue to prosper. We are grateful to the Burtons for what they did to allow us to still be on Tybee Island.”Georgia 4-H opened the center on Tybee Island in 1947. By the early 2000s, the camp, located on a tidal creek surrounded by marsh, needed extensive renovations.The Burtons’ donation to the Georgia 4-H Foundation helped pay for updates including electrical upgrades, new floors and wall coverings for cabins, renovation and expansion of the dining hall, construction of a new staff house, improved teaching facilities, and equipment for the environmental education program.In 2004, the Georgia 4-H Foundation named the Tybee Island center the Burton 4-H Center in honor of the couple. The Burtons continue to support Georgia 4-H through Project Achievement, special events, 4-H centers and scholarships. Bob Burton is an active member of the Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees and the Burtons were named Friends of Extension by Epsilon Sigma Pi in 2009.The Burtons’ connection to 4-H began when they were both Georgia 4-H members. Maxine Burton was involved in 4-H in Forsyth County and she remembers looking forward to 4-H meetings and attending 4-H camps across the state.“My fondest memories as a child were going to a Georgia 4-H camp each summer. In 8th and 9th grade, I attended Camp Chatham/Tybee Island, and little did I know I would meet a lifelong friend of 54 years. I am so fortunate to have married a 4-H’er and to have attended Camp Chatham/Tybee Island, which ultimately became the Burton 4-H Center,” Maxine Burton said.Bob Burton, a Gwinnett County 4-H’er, was active in judging events and competitions as well as attending summer camps at all of the Georgia camps. While earning a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Georgia, he was a summer camp counselor at Camp Chatham on Tybee Island, the camp that is now named in his honor.Upon accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award, Bob Burton said he is thankful for all of the Extension agents and adult 4-H volunteers who supported him when he was a 4-H’er and those who support today’s 4-H members.Burton is grateful to Wayne Shackleford, who was his 4-H agent before becoming the associate 4-H leader.“Wayne Shackleford made a huge impact on me. He told me that I had leadership abilities.And if he thought it, I thought it,” Burton said. Another legendary 4-H leader, Cecil Johnson, also heavily influenced Burton.“On a quiet night in front of the (Rock Eagle) chapel, he told a group of us that we are living in a fishbowl and that people see how you act and judge you by how you act,” he said.He recalled one volunteer, Hugh Snell from Snellville, Georgia, buying him a $5 chicken dinner when he only had enough money for a hot dog. “What stuck with me was all the small kindnesses like that. Those small things are what people remember,” Burton said.For more information about the Georgia 4-H program, go to Georgia4H.org.last_img read more

Panamanian, U.S. authorities seize cocaine worth US$362 million

first_img [AFP, 25/04/2012; Cbp.gov, 24/04/2012] MIAMI — United States Customs and Border Protection announced on April 24 the capture of two high-speed boats in the Caribbean loaded with more than 4,840 pounds (2,200) kilograms) of cocaine worth more than US$362 million. A Florida-based P-3 reconnaissance plane detected the two vessels on April 20 some 120 miles (193 kilometers) off the east coast of Panama and notified local authorities, who chased the two boats. “One vessel abandoned the contraband before arriving on shore, while the second go-fast [vessel] was seized nearby,” the border patrol said. “A U.S. Navy vessel operating in the area retrieved 89 bales of cocaine from the scene.” The border patrol said the Florida-based reconnaissance planes — originally designed to hunt submarines — had helped authorities seize some $2.8 billion worth of cocaine since October 2011. The long-range aircraft monitor a 42-million-square-mile (109-million-square-kilometer) area in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific in search of drug smugglers. “By providing surveillance of known air, land, and maritime smuggling routes in an area that is twice the size of the continental U.S., the P-3s detect, monitor and disrupt smuggling activities before they reach shore,” the customs service said. By Dialogo April 26, 2012last_img read more