On the move

first_imgOn the moveOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article AndrewFrater has joined International Financial Data Services as the head of trainingand development. The role sees him return to development after time spent in HRmanagerial roles for Cofunds, M&G investments and Mothercare UK. Hispriorities will be management development, regulatory training, competence, andthe development of training products.MikeFraser has been promoted to HR director at Book Club Associates (BCA). Fraserjoined BCA in 1994 as employee relations manager, and was promoted to senior HRmanager in 1997. His responsibilities cover all areas of HR with a focus onstrategy and organisational development. Prior to joining BCA he held senior HRpositions with Thomson Regional Newspapers.SharonWigglesworth has joined Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery as the new European HRdirector. She has worked in a variety of senior HR management roles with USfinancial services organisations including Salomon Brothers and Charles SchwabEurope. Wigglesworth will be responsible for developing a pan-European HRinfrastructure and strategy to support the company’s international growthplans. Ernest & Julio Gallo markets and distributes wine to more than 90countries. RoffeyPark, the executive education and research organisation, has announced that ValHammond, who has been chief executive of the organisation for the past 10years, will become chair in August. She will take over from Rob Hudson, who isstanding down after 16 years in the post, but is staying on the board. At thesame time, John Gilkes will succeed Hammond as chief executive. Hammond joinedRoffey Park as chief executive in 1993 from Ashridge Management College. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img

Cougars Drop WCC Tourney Opener

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTOCKTON, Calif. – No. 1 seed BYU baseball couldn’t solve the West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, falling 4-1 to No. 4 LMU in the Cougars’ first game of the WCC Tournament on Thursday at Banner Island Ballpark.With the loss, the Cougars will play the loser of the Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s game at noon PT on Friday, May 24, in an elimination game. Should BYU win that game, they will play again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. PT.Game SummaryMitch McIntyre hit two doubles for the CougarsBYU scored one run in the bottom of the ninthBYU has yet to win its first game of the tournament in five triesPlayer HighlightsMitch McIntyre: 2-4, 2 2B, RBIAustin Deming: 1-4, 2B; 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 KSenior pitcher Jordan Wood pitched three sterling innings to start the ballgame before a hit batter and a home run by LMU (30-23) put BYU (36-16) behind, 2-0.A double by freshman Austin Deming was the only hit through five innings for the Cougars against Lions pitcher Codie Paiva, voted the pitcher of the year by the conference’s coaches earlier this week. Paiva struck out a career-high 11 Cougars with one walk on the day.BYU got a lead-off single by Danny Gelalich in the sixth and a double with one out in the seventh by Mitch McIntyre but couldn’t score. The Lions tacked on two runs in the top of the seventh on a pair of RBI-singles for some insurance to go up 4-0.The Cougars scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on McIntyre’s second double of the day, but the lone run was all BYU could manage. Robert Lovell May 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Cougars Drop WCC Tourney Opener Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Loyola Marymount Lions/WCC Tournament Written bylast_img

EXCLUSIVE: Government backs unusual new proptech estate agency

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » EXCLUSIVE: Government backs unusual new proptech estate agency previous nextAgencies & PeopleEXCLUSIVE: Government backs unusual new proptech estate agencySail Homes has joined the Land Registry/Ordnance Survey Geovation programme that nurtures start-ups with cash, office space and advice.Nigel Lewis30th October 202001,226 Views A new estate agency-cum-conveyancing firm that claims to be able to sell homes and get them to completion within 21 days has received backing from the government.Bristol-based Sail Homes was established in January and already has 24 properties for sale on Rightmove, offering vendors all-digital service including a promise to get them to completion within 8-12 weeks.The company has now joined the joint Land Registry/Ordnance Survey Geovation Accelerator Programme for tech start-ups.It offers them £20,000 in funding as well as office space, business support and property-related data from both organisations.Founder James Cole (pictured, above), 29, says he wanted to create an online estate agency but approach it from a conveyancing angle, specialising initially in probate sales to gain its ‘proof of concept’.Cole has previous in the property world having already built tech for property data firm Landmark and has also worked with mortgage broking giant L&C.Sale and conveyancingSail Homes gives buyers scores based on how ready they are to proceed, simplifies and pre-loads the conveyancing process and charges a fixed 1.25% for both sale and conveyancing.“We want to do for property sale speed what Purplebricks did for pricing,” he says.“Preparation is the key as is getting the seller to commit earlier in the process and completing tasks such as local authority searches earlier.“We also discovered early on in the process that price is not the main pain point for most vendors – it’s feeling in control of the sales and progression processes and reducing the stress.”Paul Cruddace (left), Head of Innovation and Geovation for OS, says: “New businesses, new thinking and innovation will be key to the British economy as the nation comes through the Covid pandemic and looks for stability.”Read more about Geovation.sail homes jamie cole ordnance survey geovation HM Land Registry October 30, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img

Review: Quills

first_imgOxford’s flirtation with the darker side of human nature has reached its climax this week with the staging of Quills. The play explores the battle between meaning and nothingness through a clash of personalities, the Marquis de Sade (Max Hoehn) and the Abbé de Coulmier (Alex Bowles), within an asylum in Napoleonic France. The play’s impetus stems from the arrival of Doctor Royer-Collard (Tom van der Klugt) and his mission to impose stringent measures on the asylum, which begins a battle not simply to confine the Marquis, but to “cure” him. The plot is driven throughout by the irrepressibility of the id, as the Marquis continually finds other methods of writing or unleashing his art upon the world, until his final work, a piece that is innocent in its content, is twisted out of all shape by the id that has surfaced in both the Abbé and the Doctor. This final work and their interpretation of it provides the key to the Marquis’ central point: that the physical existence of man with its dark reality is just as valid a part of humanity as the spiritual, possibly more so, and that his art by extension is simply the free expression of an undeniable part of what it is to be human. The readers, and thus humanity itself, are just as culpable as the Marquis for the production of his art, since it is their own passions, emotions and hatreds that make the art possible. Perhaps the most poignant expression of this is in the way that the Abbé himself in the end becomes another medium for the voice of the Marquis, which he had so savagely tried to silence. The execution of this play does not betray its themes: the acting is always masterful. Alex Bowles as the Abbé perfectly depicts the gradual decline of the humanitarian priest as he is conquered by more sinister forces within himself; his altercations with the Marquis (Max Hoehn) have an energy that resonates deeply and never appears anything less than genuine. Max Hoehn is consistently brilliant in his vast range as he plays the Marquis. He quickly changes from witty socialite, to a dark brooding poet, to a beast, and finally to a miserable wretch at the end, who manages to hold onto his defiance until the last. Tom van der Klugt is also extremely accomplished in his role, one which could quite easily have fallen prey to caricature: the physical register constantly informs and elaborates the language as he provides Doctor Royer-Collard with a clinical air of selfishness and ambition, whilst keeping him completely human. Though the final scenes of the play might have been too numerous and disjointed at times owing to prop changes, the quality of the acting always redeemed these minor problems. A few times I even found myself shivering at the actors’ mere descriptions of the horrors at Charenton, since they possessed so much power. I can quite honestly say this is the best student play I have seen: I hope you enjoy it.last_img

MIKE BRAUN EARNS KEY ENDORSEMENT

first_imgFormer Senate Candidate Terry Henderson Endorses Mike Braun For U.S. Senate Indianapolis, IN – Today, conservative businessman and former U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun announced the endorsement of another Indiana business leader Terry Henderson.Henderson, a native of Atlanta, IN, and President of Achieva, Inc. in Carmel, mounted his own bid for the Senate last year.“Washington is broken, and we’ll never fix it by promoting the career politicians that got us into this mess in the first place,” said Henderson. “We Hoosier Republicans need Mike Braun, a proven conservative businessman who has the skills needed to make a difference in Washington.” Added Henderson.Henderson’s endorsement follows a wave of momentum for Braun, who recently showed strong fourth quarter fundraising numbers despite stagnation by his primary competitors.“I very thankful for Terry’s support, I think shows that more Hoosiers believe in my message that real solutions don’t come from the swamp,” said outsider Republican candidate Mike Braun. “Indiana business owners know all too well that Washington’s incompetence has cost our country trillions, and I’m proud to have a conservative businessman like Terry joining my mission to shake things up in D.C.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

ZIENTEK, JULIANA STEPHANIE.

first_imgA funeral mass was offered Dec. 29 at the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Bayonne, for Juliana Stephanie Zientek, 39. She passed away suddenly on Dec. 22. Born in Jersey City and raised in Bayonne, Julie graduated from Holy Family Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Julie was employed at MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands Sports Complex as a guest services representative and supervisor for many years. She also worked at Michael’s in Watchung and at Red Bull Arena in Harrison.She was the daughter of Matthew and Antoinette (Rozanski) Zientek; sister of Lynn Ann and Amanda Zientek; granddaughter of the late Stanislaw and Stefania Zientek and Zigmund and Georgine Rozanski. Also survived by loving uncles, aunts, cousins, and many dear friends.Services arranged by the S. Fryczynski & Son Funeral Home, Bayonne.last_img

FSA reveals sat fat plans

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) has unveiled the first raft of its recommendations for reducing saturated fat and added sugar in bakery products, following its consultation last summer.It is encouraging the food industry to reduce saturated fat in biscuits, cakes and buns, as well as increase the availability of smaller portion sizes. The FSA has announced a specific target to reduce the saturated fat content in plain sweet and savoury biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%; and 5% in non-plain biscuits and cakes, compared to the level of saturated fat in those products during 2008.Further recommendations on pastry, savoury snacks, meat products and dairy will follow early in the summer.The recommendations are focused on those products that the FSA has identified as contributing the most to saturated fat and calories in the diet. However it said it recognises the progress already made by some businesses on reducing saturated fat and added sugar, and also that “there are a number of traditional/niche/seasonal products for which recipes and means of production may limit the scope for reformulation”.To view the recommendations in more detail click here.Saturated Fat Reduction Round Table, May 6th 2010 – a free event for food and drink manufacturers and retailers.  >> Find out more about this eventlast_img

Statement to Parliament: Government response to the 46th report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration

first_imgGPs face a significant challenge in numbers and we need to recruit large numbers over a short period, meaning any pay rise needs to be balanced against our aim for a growing number of practitioners. The 2018/19 pay award is worth £2,000 per year to a GP contractor with a median taxable income of £100,000.The government’s response to the DDRB’s recommendations takes account of: From 1 October 2018: Doctors and dentists in trainingAs agreed in the May 2016 ACAS agreement, we will discuss changes to the pay structure as part of the 2018 review of the contract, re-investing any existing funding freed up as transition costs reduce.From 1 October 2018: add a further 1% to the value of the GP remuneration and practice staff expenses through the GP contract, supplementing the 1% already paid from April 2018 and making a 2% uplift in all. This will enable practices to increase the pay of practice staff I am responding on behalf of my Rt Hon friend the Prime Minister to the 46th Report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB). The report has been laid before Parliament today (Cm9670). I am grateful to the Chair and members of the DDRB for their report.I am today announcing pay rises for doctors and dentists working across the NHS.This is a pay rise that recognises the value and dedication of hardworking doctors and dentists, targeting pay as recommended by the DDRB, and taking into account affordability and the prioritising of patient care.Supporting the NHS workforce to deliver excellent care is a top priority. Following this one-year pay rise, we want to open up a wider conversation on pay and improvements. This is the start of a process whereby we will seek to agree multi-year deals in return for contract reforms for consultants and GPs. We want to make the NHS the best employer in the world.In June this year nurses were awarded a multi-year award as part of a pay and contract reform deal and it is only right that pay rises are targeted at the lowest paid workers.Including the announcement of today’s pay award, from October 2018 a consultant that started in 2013 will have seen a 16.5% increase in their basic pay, rising to a salary of £87,665 from £75,249. Today’s pay award is worth: the recommended minimum and maximum pay scales for salaried GPs will be uplifted by 2% the GP trainer grant and GP appraiser fees will be increased by 3% and we will apply the same approach to clinical educators’ pay; GP and dental educators Specialty doctors (new grade 2008) and associate specialists (closed grade)I take note of the DDRB comments about the particular issues of morale in relation to this group that led to their pay recommendation and their observation on the need for a review of the salary structure for these grades as part of a wider review of their role, their career structure and the developmental support available to them. It is intended that this will follow the agreement of reformed arrangements for consultants.From 1 October 2018: increase expenses by 3% From 1 April 2019: General dental practitionersFrom 1 April 2018 (backdated): between £1,150 and £1,550 for consultants between £1,140 and £2,120 for specialty doctors between £1,600 and £2,630 for associate specialists between £532 and £924 for junior doctors around £1,052 for a salaried GP with a median taxable income of £52,600center_img From 1 October 2018: a 2% increase in basic pay and the value of the flexible pay premia introduction of a flexible pay premium for doctors on training programmes in histopathology of the same value as that currently provided for doctors on training programmes in emergency medicine and psychiatry increase basic pay by 3% The government’s response is as follows.ConsultantsI am committing to negotiations on a multi-year agreement incorporating contract reform for consultants to begin from 2019/20.From 1 October 2018: General medical practitionersI intend to ask NHS England to take a multi-year approach to the GP contract negotiations with investment in primary care linked to improvements in primary care services.From 1 April 2018 (backdated): a 1.5% increase to basic pay the value of both national and local clinical excellence awards (CEAs) to be frozen 0.5% of pay bill to be targeted on the new system of performance pay to increase the amount available for performance pay awards from 2019/20. Employers will be able to choose to use the 0.25% of funding available in 2018/19 as transitional funding to manage the costs of running the required CEA round this year or to invest it additionally should they choose to do so affordability in 2018/19 in the context of a spending review that budgeted for 1% average basic pay awards the importance of prioritising patient care, and the long-term funding settlement, which increases NHS funding by an average 3.4% per year from 2019/20, and which will see the NHS receive £20.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023 read more

Dave Matthews Band Welcomes Carlos Malta For Exciting Gorge Opener [Setlist]

first_imgThere’s no denying that the Gorge Amphitheatre is a magical venue, as the George, WA locale’s natural beauty was only accentuated by the smooth tones of the Dave Matthews Band last night. The DMB began a three night run at the storied grounds as part of an annual tradition that dates back to 2006. The band has hit the Gorge every year since 1996, and, with excitement at an all time high, the band delivered a great opening night show after opening sets from The Lone Bellow and Lake Street Dive.DMB opened with “The Best Of What’s Around” for the first time since 2013, and the hits kept on coming. “Big Eyed Fish” segued into “Satellite,” before tunes like “Stay or Leave,” “Seven” and the newer song “Bob Law” kept the party going. The band also had a special guest join them, as Carlos Malta sat in for three songs during the main set: “What Would You Say,” “Lover Lay Down,” and “Recently.”The band closed out their show with a great two-song encore that featured “Oh” and the only cover of the night, Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.” Check out the full setlist.fm setlist, posted below. [Photo by aaron.cropper/Instagram] Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlistslast_img

Enterprise Research Campus plan approved

first_imgHarvard’s initial regulatory document for an Enterprise Research Campus (ERC), located a stone’s throw from the rising Allston home of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board on Thursday evening.The planned development area master plan approved by the city agency includes details for new infrastructure, streets, and open space supporting an initial 900,000-square-foot, mixed-use development of office and lab space, residential units, and a hotel and conference center.“Harvard’s longstanding commitment to shaping the future by driving the expansion of knowledge and the work of discovery is reflected in our plans for the Enterprise Research Campus,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “New spaces will encourage and enhance collaboration inside and outside of Harvard, and our students and faculty will have additional avenues to make direct and meaningful contributions to the world. At the same time, we look forward to seeing the ways in which bringing other organizations in close proximity to campus will strengthen the University — and the entire region — in exciting and unexpected ways.”The enterprise area, initially included in the University’s 2011 Allston work team recommendations, is adjacent to the new Science and Engineering Complex (scheduled to open in the fall of 2020), across the street from Harvard Business School, and near the cluster of the i-lab, Life Lab, and Launch Lab initiatives.The plans detail significant open space commitments by continuing the development of a dynamic greenway, which currently begins at Ray Mellone Park, will extend east past the new Science and Engineering Complex, eventually expand into the ERC, and ultimately lead to the Charles River.The 2011 recommendations called for the University to create an enterprise research campus to complement institutional growth by opening a “gateway to a collaborative community” that would become a vibrant location for businesses, nonprofit organizations, incubators, startups, and social enterprises looking for opportunities for applied research and entrepreneurship near both Harvard’s campus and the region’s knowledge-based ecosystem.The Enterprise Research Campus will sit on 36 acres of industrial property formerly controlled by the CSX Transportation (CSXT) rail operation. Over the past 15 years, CSXT and Harvard have executed an agreement resulting in relocation of rail uses from property, clearing of all structures, and environmental testing and remediation. With no previous subsurface infrastructure, new below-ground and roadway systems can now be established on the enterprise campus to support development.The master plan and accompanying framework document detail significant open-space commitments by continuing the development of a dynamic, multiuse greenway. The greenway, which currently begins at Raymond V. Mellone Park and continues through Rena Park, will extend east past the new Science and Engineering Complex, eventually expand into the enterprise campus, and ultimately to the Charles River.The plan calls for new roadways, many of which will include such useful elements as a 50-foot-wide pedestrian promenade, urban gathering spaces, and protected bike lanes. The plan also features a new state-of-the-art storm-water system that will enhance drainage and resiliency efforts. These new streets and systems will help improve circulation and address flooding challenges in the neighborhood.“The thoughtful feedback that we received from the BPDA, the IAG, and the Allston community informed and strengthened our goal to attract companies that will promote interaction, and generate and implement new technologies and ideas,” said Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. “We’re confident that the ERC will complement Harvard’s academic mission, support neighborhood needs, and enhance regional opportunities for economic development.”The planned development area master plan, reflecting uses.The University’s filings are also responsive to many of the key next steps identified in the Imagine Boston 2030 citywide master plan. The city’s planning document identified the enterprise campus as part of an expanded-neighborhood area, with high capacity for growth in new mixed-use development, housing, jobs, and investment in new transportation infrastructure and climate resiliency measures. The regulatory process to advance the master plan has allowed for significant progress toward goals for the area: creating a mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood, adding walkable streets with protected bike lanes connecting a previously impermeable tract of land, implementing a district-wide approach to storm-water management, and working toward a new permanent transit hub at West Station.The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is in the process of developing plans to realign Interstate 90, and has read more