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first_imgPeopleOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Sarah Smerdon of Project TelecomA glass of Rioja and a Wilbur Smith action novel. That’s how Sarah Smerdon,HR director of telecoms company Project Telecom, likes to relax after a hardday in the office. She joins Project Telecom from telecoms company The Caudwell Group where sheworked as group HR manager. In her new role, Smerdon manages the HR functionand is in charge of a team of six. Smerdon’s responsibilities include liaising with the directors and lookingat customer service initiatives as well as being involved with the Tupeimplications for staff joining the company as a result of acquisitions. She isalso charged with examining the organisation’s training and development. Variety is the best thing about working in HR, she says. “There arenever two days the same.” However she finds herself getting bogged downwith trying to understand new employment law. She identifies her desire to succeed and achieve as a major strength butadmits that she is impatient. “I like things to happen quickly and I knowthey can’t always with strategic things.” CV March 2001 HR director, Project Telecom Aug 1998 Group HR manager, The Caudwell Group April 1997 The Rank Group, Leisure division, HR manager 1994-97 Boots the Chemist, variety of HR roles On the move…Julie Stubbington has been appointed HR manager for service provider GPN.She will be responsible for all HR policy, resourcing and staff development forthe GPN group. She joins from WHSmith where she held HR project management andadvisory positions. Clive Leake has been appointed group capability development manager forfinancial services organisation Britannic Group. He reports to the chairman andgroup chief executive officer and is responsible for individual and teamdevelopment of the CEOs and executive teams within the group. He was previouslyleadership development manager with Britannic Assurance. Paul Barrow has been promoted to HR manager, energy cables, at Pirelli andwill be responsible for all HR issues on Hampshire-based sites. He has movedfrom his position as training manager at Pirelli Construction. Jo Curtis has joined HR selection firm Courtenay where she will focus onjunior to senior roles across all sectors. She joins from Sony where shehandled UK graduate recruitment. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgOne of the most remarkable features of contemporary oceanic climate change is the warming and contraction of Antarctic Bottom Water over much of global ocean abyss. These signatures represent changes in ventilation mediated by mixing and entrainment processes that may be location-specific. Here we use available data to document, as best possible, those mixing processes as Weddell Sea Deep and Bottom Waters flow along the South Orkney Plateau, exit the Weddell Sea via Orkney Passage and fill the abyssal Scotia Sea. First, we find that an abrupt transition in topography upstream of Orkney Passage delimits the extent of the coldest waters along the Plateau’s flanks and may indicate a region of especially intense mixing. Second, we revisit a control volume budget by Heywood et al. (Nature, 2002) for waters trapped within the Scotia Sea after entering through Orkney Passage. This budget requires extremely vigorous water mass transformations with a diapycnal transfer coefficient of 39(±10) × 10-4 m2 s–1. Evidence for such intense diapycnal mixing is not found in the abyssal Scotia Sea interior and, while we do find large rates of diapycnal mixing in conjunction with a downwelling Ekman layer on the western side of Orkney Passage, it is insufficient to close the budget. This leads us to hypothesize that the Heywood budget is closed by a boundary mixing process in which the Ekman layer associated with the Weddell Sea Deep Water boundary current experiences relatively large-vertical-scale overturning associated with tidal forcing along the southern boundary of the Scotia Sea. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgFrancis  “Frank” “Skip” Joseph Daly Jr, age 63, died from an ongoing health condition on July 1, 2017, in Somers Point, NJ. Frank is survived by his children, Christine Daly, Andrew Gladue, Jennie Buoy, step son Michael Daly and grandchildren, Hobie Young IV, and Nicholas Daly. Great grandson Alexander Young. Many brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his Mother, Marygrace Ryan Daly and Father, Francis Joseph Daly and brothers, Lawrence and Scott. Frank was a proud member of the Ocean City Police Department, retiring after 28 years of service. He was a firearms instructor and a PR-24 instructor. He was most proud of his achievements as a marksman, hunter, love of culinary, and golf.His family has kept the service private and donations may be made in his name to the Ocean City Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local #61, P.O. Box 293, Ocean City, NJ, 08226, as he was a loyal member of the PBA.An evening toast will be set in his memory at a later date. www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t forget to get creative and enter British Bakers’ cupcake cake-off competition in the run up to National Cupcake Week, which takes place from 14-19 September.British Baker and co-sponsors of National Cupcake Week, Puratos, welcome all professionals up and down the country to join in the fun by submitting their outstanding recipes and designs by the extended deadline – 8 July.The competition is open only to bakery professionals, who want the chance to compete to showcase the best of British cupcakes.In order to contend for the cupcake king or queen title, we need you to send us a commercial scale recipe and method including topping (one that could be produced in a shop), plus photography, along with an application form, which you can download from the dedicated cupcake week page on our website – www.bakeryinfo.co.uk.Entries will be selected and judged anonymously by a panel of judges, made up of representatives from British Baker, National Cupcake Week’s co-sponsors and an independent expert. The 10 best recipes and images will be shortlisted, and the chosen entrants will then be contacted by the judges.The panel will then whittle down the shortlist to six winning recipes. Each of these will represent one retail day of the Week, from Monday to Saturday. An overall champion of cupcake champions will also be crowned.National Cupcake Week is being used to support the sale of cupcakes in any outlet that sells them, from craft bakers to cafes, supermarkets and convenience stores.Look out for more details on the competition in the next issue of British Baker, out 19 June, and on the official National Cupcake Week Facebook page.Please remember:Only professionals who either make or supply cupcakes as a business are invited to enter.The deadline is 8 July 2009.Send your entries to [email protected] or post to Cupcake Competition, Elizabeth Ellis, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.last_img read more

first_img Twitter South Bend Cubs to host Chicago Cubs watch party this Friday night WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – July 27, 2020 1 304 (Photo supplied/South Bend Cubs) The South Bend Cubs will host four Chicago Cubs Watch Parties at Four Winds Field this season. The first event will be held this coming Friday, July 31, as the Chicago Cubs face the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.In conjunction with Marquee Sports Network, the games will be shown on the video board. General admission tickets are $15, and fans can sit in the seating bowl or in the outfield grass. Fans will be allowed to bring blankets for the field, but umbrellas and lawn chairs are prohibited. Only 1,500 tickets will be available for this event and available by clicking here.The South Bend Cubs will also offer a special V.I.P. package. The Outdoor Suite package allows for six people to watch the movie from one of the outdoor suites and includes a voucher for each guest to receive a hot dog or burger, bag of chips, and soda. The package also includes two vouchers good for a tub of popcorn. Food vouchers must be redeemed at the concession stands. Table service will not be provided. Only six suites will be available and can be purchased by clicking here.Like movie night, two concession stands will be open as well as two Steakadelphia stands. There will be multiple beer stands open including the Miller Lite Tiki Hut. The Cubs Den Team Store will be open with a special Cubs sale and the splash pad will be on.This event will follow the State of Indiana’s Phase 4.5 guidelines policies set by the CDC. Fans will be asked to keep at least six feet away from guests they do not know. Hand sanitizers will also be placed throughout the concourse. Those attending will be expected to abide by the Governor’s executive order requiring all Hoosiers to wear a face mask when in public spaces (indoor and outdoor) when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained, including when standing in line for concessions, drinks, bathrooms, or where people congregate.Exceptions to this rule are those with a medical condition that prevents them from safely wearing a mask and any child 2 and younger. Once individuals are back within their family unit, they can remove the mask. Google+ Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSports Facebook Previous articleSouth Bend homeless situation to return to front burner during council meetingNext articleBerrien County health leaders concerned about rising percentage of COVID-19 cases 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

first_imgThe BB75 networking lunch held recently at The Avenue Restaurant in London saw the industry come together to share ideas, best practice and get an exclusive look at British Baker’s own research into the bakery retail market.The outgoing chief executive of Greggs, Ken McMeikan, was also on hand to collect an award for the north-east bakery chain again topping the list – because of its numbers of stores.The event also saw craft chains like Wenzel’s, Waterfields and Birds of Derby attend to listen to a keynote speech on consumer trends by Paul Flatters, the chief executive of consumer research agency The Trajectory Partnership.John Waterfield, managing director, Waterfields of Leigh, said: “It’s always interesting to come down and speak to different people, and see whether we’re in line with them or not.”Mike Holling, retail operations director, Birds of Derby, added: “We had a very informative presentation, from Paul Flatters, and it has been an excellent opportunity to network with key people within the industry.”Jason Danciger, head of hospitality at Marks & Spencer, said: “It is always fascinating to take a step out when you are going at 180 miles. It’s great to stop, look, think and not only find out what everyone else is doing, but at times to reflect and see where the market is.“Some of the market and consumer research today, as well as learning more about the trends, are fascinating things to think about, and that’s something to think about when we get back to going at 180 miles an hour.”Graham Nash, director of Nash’s Bakery, Bicester, Oxon, added: “It’s nice to meet other people in the industry, not necessarily bakers, because it is a very diverse sector and it is nice to listen to other people to see that perhaps, I am not doing everything wrong. It has just been a benefit to meet people and get talking.”For more information on BB75, click the link above in the top navigation barlast_img read more

first_imgDenmark-based Nexus, the independent research and innovation centre behind the emulsifiers and stabilisers of Palsgaard, is to welcome a new CEO.Claus Hviid Christensen will replace Viggo Norn, who has led the company for over 25 years, at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters.“Norn was instrumental in helping Palsgaard to grow during his time, providing innovation after innovation to meet market needs,” according to the company.Christensen joins Palsgaard just as the company celebrates 100 years since its founder, Einar Schou, invented the modern commercial emulsifier.Nexus said growth would be very much on Christensen’s agenda, “because Palsgaard is growing at a rate that will see revenues double over the next five years. And the current product range is only part of the growth surge.”Christensen said: “We will compete in more areas, not just food, and will start to compete more and more with larger companies.“We are going to cover a lot of new ground with our emulsifiers, beginning with our most recent move into polymers and developing this, along with other entirely new business segments.”Educated as a chemist, Christensen has experience both as a senior executive in large and small technology enterprises, and as a full professor in a lengthy and award-winning international academic career.Birger Brix, group CEO and chairman of the Schou Foundation, which owns both companies, said: “We’re proud to be able to attract talented people like Claus to our company – and that he wants to be part of a very exciting future, taking Nexus to the next levels as the group grows.”last_img read more

first_imgMarisa Tomei Photo: Bruce Glikas View Comments Star Files Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 62nd season will kick off with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee’s Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, directed by Trip Cullman. Also tapped for the summer season are Alfred Molina, a new musical by Craig Carnelia and Joe Tracz and a world premiere helmed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.In The Rose Tattoo, Tomei takes on the role of Serafina, a widow who leaves behind her grief with the arrival of the trucker Alvaro. Performances will run from June 28 through July 17.Next up on the Main Stage is the world premiere of Boo Killebrew’s Romance Novels for Dummies, directed by Hand to God’s Stuelpnagel. The new comedy will run from July 20 through July 31 and explores the unlikely relationship between Liza, a southern stay-at-home mom, and Bernie, a failing actress in New York.Evan Cabnet will direct a production of Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter; performances will run August 3 through 21. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1997, follows Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes and her tumultuous path to becoming Surgeon General.The Nikos Stage season begins on June 29 with the world premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney. It tells the intersecting stories of four people: an unemployed truck driver, his ex-wife who suffers a serious accident, a doctoral student and his caregiver. Performances will run through July 10.James Macdonald will direct The Pillowman Tony nominee Michael Stuhlbarg in the world premiere of The Chinese Room, written by Michael West. Stuhlbarg plays Frank, an Artificial Intelligence stalwart who seeks to save his wife’s memory by preserving it in a humanoid before he’s ousted from his own company. Performances run July 13 through 23.Next up is the world premiere of Carnelia and Tracz’s musical Poster Boy. The Stafford Arima-helmed production is set for July 28 through August 7. Inspired by the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, the musical follows a community of gay men in an Internet chat room after one of their members takes his own life.Wrapping up the season is the American premiere of And No More Shall We Part, featuring Molina and Jane Kaczmarek. Anne Kaufman directs the Tom Holloway drama, which tackles the hardest decision a married couple can face as the wife becomes terminally ill.Additional casting for the season will be announced later. Marisa Tomeilast_img read more

first_imgAs emerging international markets for Georgia agricultural products continue to grow, Georgia farmers need to be aware of the impacts the global marketplace can have on their bottom line. This year, in recognition of the growing importance of the global marketplace to Georgia farmers, Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of International Trade Kathe Falls will deliver the keynote talks at the 2013 Ag Forecast series. The Farm-to-Port Ag Forecast will be held in locations across the state Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. Falls, whose team works to find and open new markets for the state’s exports, will discuss the ways that the world’s developing markets and access to the state’s transportation infrastructure will affect Georgia agricultural exports in 2013. “Exports have been a driving force in the U.S. economy during this recent downturn,” Falls said. “During the presentation we will take an in-depth look at Georgia’s agricultural exports over the past six years and discuss how GDEcD is positioned to help ag companies accelerate their export growth through our new joint trade initiative with Commissioner Gary Black and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.” The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Agriculture launched a joint agricultural export initiative in June 2012, with the goal of supporting farmers wishing to export their products and increasing the global visibility of Georgia agriculture. Georgia farmers exported more poultry in 2011 than any other state in the nation and sent millions of dollars of peanuts, pecans, wood products and cotton overseas as well. “You always want to grow new markets for your products,” said Kent Wolfe, director of the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. “Georgia has a competitive advantage over our South American competitors in shipping agricultural products overseas to both Europe and China. As a result, Georgia producers need to be in a position to take advantage of overseas demand for Georgia’s food and fiber products.” UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture have sponsored the annual Ag Forecast seminar series for the last several years. The six, half-day programs bring together agricultural economists and economic development experts from around the state to give producers and business owners a preview of what they can expect from the market in the coming year. “The main objective of the Ag Forecast is to provide Georgia’s producers and agribusiness leaders with information on where we think the industry is headed in the upcoming year to help them plan more effectively,” Wolfe said. Economists from the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and the UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics will deliver the forecasts for individual Georgia commodities. In addition, local producers from across the state will share their stories of how they were able to access overseas markets. The 2013 Farm-to-Port Ag Forecast will be held Jan. 25 in Athens, Jan. 28 in Rome, Jan. 29 in Macon, Jan. 30 in Tifton, Jan. 31 in Bainbridge and Feb. 1 in Lyons. Registration is now open and information about the 2013 Ag Forecast is posted at georgiaagforecast.com and on Twitter through @GaAgForecast.last_img read more

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the proliferation of communication channels available today—from traditional print media and broadcast to online and social media—effectively managing a credit union’s communications strategy is a complicated business. While credit unions have always tailored their messages to specific groups of members (auto loans to younger members or estate planning to older members, for example), as recently as 10 years ago, there was a fairly simple distribution strategy including local print media, direct mail and perhaps local broadcast media that was used to reach all members.Today, that is simply no longer the case. Millennial members consume information in different ways and through different channels than Generation X members do, and Gen Xers, in turn, consume information differently than baby boomers. Not only are there different communication channel preferences among demographic groups, but there are unique preferences in terms of format and even time of day for consumption.With so many variables in play, how can credit unions communicate most effectively with all of their members?The good news is that there is a wealth of data available to help guide credit unions’ communications teams as they develop content and distribution strategies. Recently, Target Marketing released its 2017 Media Usage Survey, and within it are some valuable insights into the media consumption tendencies of millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers that could benefit credit unions. Key takeaways include: continue reading »last_img read more