first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s training newsRussians gain MBAs Nearly 40 Russian students have graduated with an MBA under the OpenUniversity’s Business School (OUBS) degree scheme. The students studied for anMBA in English through the OUBS Russian partner, the International Institute ofManagement LINK. The programme offers several qualifications through 90 studycentres covering eight time zones. warden training A team of traffic wardens at Birmingham Airport have received training tobuild better customer services and improve their image with the general public.The 20-week programme involved workshops, discussions, support and guidancewhile working towards a level-three customer service NVQ. All wardens achievedthe qualification and one student even went on to become an accreditedassessor.  www.bhx.xo.ukBenchmark service Awarding body Edexcel has launched a service which enables employers tobenchmark training programmes against a national standard. The benchmark meansthat companies can check external training providers meet national standards.Successful endorsement shows that a scheme meets specific needs and isadequately resourced. It also confirms that it is evaluated and monitoredappropriately.’s scheme A group of 15 Brixton-based Remploy staff will receive basic skills trainingthrough a scheme launched by the Learning and Skills Council and South ThamesCollege. The 26-week coaching programme is designed for those with learningdifficulties and will improve a range of skills, including communication andnumeracy.’s safety award Serco Rail Maintenance has been named as training provider of the year atthe first ever National Track Safety Awards. The firm was given the award fordisplaying creativity, innovation and investment in its training policy.Wynnwith Rail, the recruitment and training provider, won best newcomer for itscontribution to the provision of trained staff to Railtrack.  www.serco.comMusic training A 20-strong group of young people who left education early have receivedtraining to help launch careers in the music industry. A 20-week life skillspilot project called Hands On Music helped the students develop the skillsrequired in the sector. The scheme was funded by the Learning and SkillsCouncil and was so successful that the LSC has announced cash for another 10similar projects. TrainingOn 16 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond closes for deep cleaning

first_img Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook (“Welcome to Indiana” by formulanone, CC BY-SA 2.0) HAMMOND, Ind. (The Times) — The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond is closing until further notice for a deep cleaning and disinfecting to fight the spread of the coronavirus.The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority posted a notice on its website announcing the closure of the tourist information center located just off Interstates 80-94.Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Speros Batistatos tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times the agency decided to close the center because of the growing number of people infected with the virus and the large number of people who pass through the center __ upwards of 400,000 people per year.He says it doesn’t want the virus entering Northwest Indiana through the welcome center. Pinterest Twitter Facebook By Associated Press – March 23, 2020 1 277 Twitter Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond closes for deep cleaning Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleOwner: Indiana Beach amusement park could reopen this yearNext articleMichigan governor issues stay-at-home order to curb virus Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distributions for the week ahead

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – June 27, 2020 0 441 WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) Food Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile Food Distributions – Week of June 29 – July 2, 2020Monday, June 29, 2020 – Elkhart County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Mary Beck Elementary School, 818 McDonald Street, Elkhart, IN 46516*This mobile food distribution is possible through grant funding provided by United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties and will provide for up to 500 households.Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – LaPorte County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE: LaPorte High School, 602 F Street, LaPorte, IN 46350Thursday, July 2, 2020 – Marshall County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Culver High School, 701 School Street (West Parking Lot), Culver, IN 46511Thursday, July 2, 2020 – St. Joseph CountyNoon – 5 p.m. EDTWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601Fresh perishable items and dry goods offered free of charge. All items will be pre-boxed and pre-bagged. First come, first served, for up to 400 households while supplies last for those in need of food assistance. One per household.This is a drive-thru distribution. Please remain in your vehicle and pop open your trunk to receive your items. An area will be available to load items yourself if your trunk does not open. Facebook Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distributions for the week ahead Twitter Previous articleNew dates chosen for Elkhart Grand PrixNext articleBraun pushing bill to reward farmers for good environmental practices Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Fool’s Paradise Announces Daily Schedules With Lettuce, The Floozies, The Motet, & More

first_imgFool’s Paradise is just around the corner! We’re gearing up for a weekend with Lettuce x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (with Jeff Chimenti), The Floozies, The Motet, Manic Science (a special set with Manic Focus & Break Science) The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, and Oteil Burbridge & Antwaun Stanley as artists-at-large. On March 31 & April 1, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will transform into a funk-fueled dance party – with so many surprises in store!Today, the festival shares the official schedule so all attendees can make plans around the two-day event. Check out all the set times below!In addition to the main lineup, a number of late night shows will be hosted by some of the most talented musicians in the industry! On Friday, March 31, there will be performances from Jaw Gems, Eric Krasno Band, and the “Infinity Jam” hosted by Eric Krasno and Oteil Burbridge. On Saturday, April 1st, Dumpstaphunk will bring their unique brand of down-and-dirty New Orleans funk to the Elk’s Lodge for a very special late night set, their only performance at Fool’s Paradise. After Dumpstaphunk finishes up, they’ll join forces with members of Lettuce to form this year’s “Fools For Funk” super group.There’s more to look forward to than just musical adventures. Fool’s Paradise is also offering exciting Florida excursions with your favorite artists! Whether it’s mini-golf with Lettuce’s Jesus Coomes, The Motet’s Lyle Divinsky, and Vulfpeck’s Antwaun Stanley, or ping-pong tournament with Adam Deitch and Adam Smirnoff, or a sailing adventure and DJ set at sea with Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom, you’ll be rocking your Saturday alongside the best.There will also be music at the Elk’s Lodge on Saturday afternoon, from 1PM-4PM with performances from Ajeva, The Groove Orient, and Ben Strok & The Full Electric. More information can be found here.With so much to choose from, St. Augustine will be crawling with adventurous opportunities. The oldest city in the United States and fabled home to the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine’s unique scenery and historical presence sets the city apart from any other in the country. With over 42 miles of beaches, incredible restaurants and bars, jetskiing, kayaking, fort tours, parasailing, and its own distillery, attendees will have plenty to explore.For more information on VIP packages, hotel packages, camping options, or other recommendations, click here. See you at Fool’s Paradise!last_img read more

Labor Department: Many Missing Key Aspect Of Unemployment Filing Process

first_imgImage by – As millions of New Yorkers are waiting for unemployment benefits, the state’s Department of Labor says many are missing a key step to getting that money in their pocket. Thousands of New Yorkers are reporting that their claims have been approved but they have yet to see that money in their account.State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon says that could be because people are not certifying their claims each week.This is a requirement by the federal government which confirms that a person was unemployed for all or even just part of the previous week and that they’re willing and able to work. It applies to both the traditional unemployment benefits and the pandemic unemployment insurance.Currently people can only submit backdated certifications over the phone – but now they’ll be able to submit previous weeks certifications online.The Department of Labor will email people will missing certification and send them a form to be verified. Anyone without an email will receive a phone call from a representative. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Wins the 2016 Pulitzer Prize

first_img from $149.00 Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamiltoncenter_img Related Shows Star Files How were they gonna say no to this? Hamilton, written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, has been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The musical juggernaut was chosen over finalists Gloria, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Stephen Karam’s The Humans.Miranda will receive a prize of $10,000. Though this marks his first Pulitzer, he and Quiara Alegría Hudes were finalists for In the Heights in 2009. The award went to Lynn Nottage for Ruined that year.Eight other musicals have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the awards’ history. Hamilton joins Next to Normal, Rent, Sunday in the Park with George, A Chorus Line, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Fiorello!, South Pacific and Of Thee I Sing.Hamilton premiered at the Public Theater on January 20, 2015 and has gone on to gain myriad accolades. The off-Broadway run won Drama Desks, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Lucille Lortel Awards and more. Since transferring to Broadway, the show won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and the Edward M. Kennedy Prize. Expect the list to grow through the 70th annual Tony Awards on June 12.The show’s influence extends past the theater district. Last September, Miranda received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant for “bringing the traditional Broadway musical into the 21st century.” Hamilton is also credited for helping keep the ten-dollar Founding Father on U.S. currency and has also spearheaded outreach campaigns for students, including a visit to the White House.In addition to Miranda, the current cast features Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Okieriete Onaodowan, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Rory O’Malley, who recently took over for Broadway’s original King George, Jonathan Groff.last_img read more

COVID-19 Cell Immunity

first_imgA new study from the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia is the first to suggest that COVID-19 does not directly damage taste bud cells.Contrary to previous studies that have shown damage may be caused directly by the virus particle, the researchers, led by Hongxiang Liu, associate professor of animal and dairy science in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, found that taste loss is likely caused indirectly by events induced during COVID-19 inflammation.An increasing number of COVID-19 patients have reported losses of smell and/or taste, prompting the CDC to add it to the growing list of symptoms for COVID-19. Recent research shows 20-25% of patients now report a loss of taste.“More alarming is the rate of patients reporting loss of taste at a later date, sometime after exposure to the virus,” said Liu. “This is something we need to keep a careful eye on.”Published in ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, the study further indicates that taste bud cells are not vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection, because most of them do not express ACE2, a gateway that the virus uses to enter the body.”This study isn’t the first to study ACE2 expression in the oral cavity,” said Liu. “But it is the first to show, specifically in relation to coronavirus and taste bud cell survival, that there are likely other cell death mechanisms at play.”Liu and her colleagues wanted to find out whether ACE2 was expressed specifically in taste bud cells, as well as when this receptor first emerges on oral tissue cells during fetal development, by studying mice as a model organism.Although the mouse version of ACE2 isn’t susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, studying where it’s expressed in mice could still help clarify what’s happening when people become infected and lose the sense of taste, given that mouse and human share similar expression patterns of genes.“Mice have a different cellular copy of ACE2, making them impervious to SARS-CoV-2 infection,” said Liu. “A logical first step was to genetically engineer a model to examine the ACE2 receptor expression in wild type mice, to provide insights into what happens in people.”By analyzing data from oral cells of adult mice, the researchers found that ACE2 was enriched in cells that give the tongue its rough surface, but couldn’t be found in most taste bud cells. That means the virus probably does not affect taste loss through direct infection of these cells.“It’s clear from the data, that future designs of therapeutics directed at ACE2 receptors would likely not be as effective in treating taste loss of patients suffering from COVID-19,” said Liu.According to the team, more researchers have jumped into studying coronavirus and have published more data for smell loss than taste.“Anosmia coronavirus research is being published at a faster pace,” said Liu. “This is the only COVID-19 research that we know of, that involves the mechanisms of taste loss. Taste loss in the tongue is more complex and harder to validate, because of the complexity of cells, tissue structures, and the limited expression level of the ACE2 receptor.”For more information about the Regenerative Bioscience Center, visit read more

Iberdrola buys 900MW wind pipeline, continuing planned renewable investment efforts

first_imgIberdrola buys 900MW wind pipeline, continuing planned renewable investment efforts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Iberdrola closed on two deals in the space of a week for wind projects in France and the U.K., including nearly 300 megawatts of operating capacity.The Spanish utility has promised to accelerate its investment plans in 2020, bringing forward procurement commitments and hiring 5,000 additional staff as part of its own coronavirus stimulus plan. That plan appears well underway.At the end of last week, Iberdrola closed on an acquisition of French developer Aalto Power for €100 million ($109 million). In the process, it gained 118 megawatts of operational onshore wind and a 636-megawatt pipeline in France.On Wednesday Iberdrola subsidiary Scottish Power announced the acquisition of 165 megawatts courtesy of two onshore projects in Scotland for €195 million. The deal includes a 100-megawatt greenfield site and a repowering project of Hagshaw Hill, the first commercial-scale wind farm in Scotland, which opened in 1996. Those two projects will join a third under Iberdrola’s control to create a 220-megawatt energy cluster south of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Planning documents for the repowering of Hagshaw Hill include an increase in capacity from 42 to 65 megawatts and the addition of a 20-megawatt battery system. It will be the company’s third repowering project in the U.K.In its home market, Iberdrola is building Europe’s largest solar plants with a view to its Spanish PV portfolio reaching 3 gigawatts by 2022. The Núñez de Balboa project, 500 megawatts in total, was completed in January this year. Iberdrola’s Spanish wind and solar pipeline now stands at more than 4 gigawatts, with hard-to-come-by grid access secured for more beyond that.The company is also ramping up its offshore wind ambitions. It has a 12-gigawatt pipeline internationally, 60 percent of which is in the U.S. via its controlling stake in Avangrid.[John Parnell]More: Iberdrola buys 900MW wind portfolio as coronavirus investment drive ramps uplast_img read more

Long Island Doctor Who Convention Outgrows Venue

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hundreds of Doctor Who fans packed the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma for the second annual sold out convention on Long Island dedicated to the long-running British sci-fi hit TV show this weekend.Growing pains were evident this year with the convention filling all three floors and all meeting rooms in the hotel on Veteran Memorial Highway. The convention even expanded beyond hotel grounds, with some events held in heated outdoor tents. And fans are already eagerly awaiting the third installment next year—tickets for which go on sale this month.“Looking forward to #LIWho 3,” Gallifreyan Gazette, a New England-based sci-fi blog website specializing in Doctor Who, said in a post on Twitter. “Bought tickets before I left the convention and now the long wait till next year.”Dr. Who, has aired on the BBC since 1963, taking a break only between 1989 and 2005. Over the years the main character, Dr. Who, a time traveling alien whose personal mission is to protect the human race, has been portrayed by a total of 13 different actors.Fans of British hit sci-fi TV show Doctor Who dress up as their favorite characters at the second annual Long Island Dr. Who Con at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma Nov. 7-9, 2014 (Photos by Joe Nuzzo)Fans of the series crowded into rooms to hear featured guests such as Colin Baker, the shows sixth doctor, joke around and share stories with his former costar, Nicola Bryant. Also on hand was Dr. Who’s eighth doctor, Paul McGann, along with many other notable guests.Once again, fans of the show engaged in cosplay—short for costume play—by dressing up as their favorite heroes and villains from Dr. Who. The cosplayers were happy to stop to take pictures, act out scenes with one another and prepare for the various costume contests held over the three-day convention.Of course, no convention would be complete without a vendor floor filled with Dr. Who and other sci-fi genre merchandise. However, the longest line seemed to be the line for the pre-sale of tickets to next year’s show.The Long Island Dr. Who convention is scheduled to return Nov. 13-15, 2015. The show is also moving to a larger venue, the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge. Tickets go on sale online Nov. 23 via the convention website, read more

PR Answers: Broaden your press release reach

first_imgIn public relations, the most notable and utilized tool in the kit is the press release. That being said, this multi-faceted tool can present both a challenge and opportunity for credit unions.While a press release is a great way to keep current and potential members informed of your latest achievements and offerings, if done incorrectly it can become a needle lost in the haystack of news.Here are three ways you can enhance your press release’s capabilities:1) Let’s Start With the HeadlineIn a sea of press releases, the headline is what makes the waves. In every successful press release, the headline not only gives a Cliff’s notes version of the release, but also includes terms relevant to your industry and, more specifically, your credit union. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more