Scottish council sees huge returns from online hiring

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Falkirk Council has saved £70,000 in its first year of online recruitment,claims its head of HR. Karen Algie implemented the project last October to cut costs and make therecruitment process more user-friendly for both applicants and line managers. It is the first council in Scotland to use a sophisticated onlinerecruitment system, and 10 per cent of job applications currently received byFalkirk Council are over the Internet. Algie said, “Before we had a very manual, costly and time-consumingrecruitment system. It did not provide the quality of service that we wantedfor applicants or line managers. “There was a lot of duplication of efforts and we spent around £10,000a year on stamps and envelopes.” Applicants’ CVs are sent straight to the council’s central database, and theinformation can be manipulated to create shortlists and mailing lists. Algiebelieves that it will also help the council monitor equal opportunitiesperformance among its 7,500 staff. Comments are closed. Scottish council sees huge returns from online hiringOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

US Navy Oceanographic Survey Vessels Deal Awarded

first_img View post tag: deal March 20, 2015 Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Awarded View post tag: Naval Share this articlecenter_img 3PSC LLC, Norfolk, Virginia, received a modification of the previously awarded contract for the operation and maintenance of five US Navy oceanographic survey vessels.The modification is valued at $23,4 million and the work will be performed worldwide, with the conclusion of works expected to be completed by September 2015.The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.Oceanographic survey ships operate worldwide to support oceanographic surveys for the Naval Oceanographic Office.Naval Today Staff, Image: US Navy View post tag: Oceanographic View post tag: survey US Navy Oceanographic Survey Vessels Deal Awarded Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Oceanographic Survey Vessels Deal Awarded View post tag: vessels View post tag: US Navylast_img

“IS IT TRUE” DECEMBER 6, 2018 POST IS CONCERNING THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY FELONY CHARGES…

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE over the last several weeks our loyal readers have noticed that we haven’t been posting the “Active Vanderburgh County Felony Charges” reports generated by the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor office?IS IT TRUE we posted the following statement on behalf of our readers in our December 4, 2018 edition pertaining to this issue? IS  IT TRUE before October 3, 2018, we received the “Active Vanderburgh County Felony Charges” report from County Prosecutor Nick Hermann office for many years?  …after that date, we haven’t received one report from that office? …that next week the City-County Observer be employing the services of prominent attorney Scott Danks to file a formal complaint with the Indiana Public Access Officer against Mr. Hermanns office for not sending us the “Felony Charges” reports since Oct. 3, 2018?IS IT TRUE we are pleased to report that the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor public relations gal realized her oversite and sent us the “Active Vanderburgh County Felony Charges” reports from October 3, 2018, to December 4, 2018?  …we thank her for doing that?Below Are The Felony Cases Filed By The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office From October 3 To December 4, 2018.Robert Arthur Kurzendoerfer: Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Criminal trespass (Class A misdemeanor), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), Public intoxication (Class B misdemeanor), Disorderly conduct (Class B misdemeanor)Jacob Ray Angermeier: Attempt Battery by means of a deadly weapon (Level 5 Felony), Attempt Obstruction of justice (Level 6 Felony), Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony), Invasion of privacy (Class A misdemeanor), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), False informing (Class B misdemeanor), Possession of paraphernalia (Class C misdemeanor)Andrea F. Blanford: Auto theft (Level 6 Felony)Joshua Rudolph Harvey: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony)Robby Allen Lynn: Child molesting (Level 1 Felony), Child molesting (Level 1 Felony), Child molesting (Level 1 Felony)Alexius Dededrianna Neal: Theft (Level 6 Felony), Possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor)Glenn Tyler Tenbarge: Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon (Level 4 Felony)Tyrell D. Williams: Domestic battery (Level 5 Felony), Domestic battery (Level 6 Felony)Dara Marie Chamberlain: Theft (Level 6 Felony), Theft (Level 6 Felony), Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Amber N. Martin: Unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (Level 6 Felony), Unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (Level 6 Felony)Lisa Gail Phelps: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Nicholas Jordan Forsee: Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony), Possessing a look-a-like substance (Class C misdemeanor)Nathan Richard Jackson: Theft of a firearm (Level 6 Felony), Carrying a handgun without a license (Class A misdemeanor)Christopher Alan Hill: Domestic battery (Level 5 Felony)Mary Ann Thompson: Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony)Jason Ward Rollins: Domestic battery (Level 6 Felony), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), Disorderly conduct (Class B misdemeanor)Charles Alan Pagett: Intimidation (Level 5 Felony), Pointing a firearm (Class A misdemeanor)Jonathan Michael Schum: Operating a vehicle with an ACE of 0.08 or more (Level 6 Felony)Dustin Ray Black: Driving while suspended (Level 6 Felony), Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (Class A misdemeanor), Leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury (Class A misdemeanor)Kenneth Eugene Lowry: Unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (Level 6 Felony), Possession of paraphernalia (Class C misdemeanor)Logan Douglas Fisk: Unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (Level 6 Felony), Possessing a look-a-like substance (Class C misdemeanor)Amanda Marie Lents: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Possession of paraphernalia (Class C misdemeanor)Kenneth Lee Clatt: Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony)John Nicholas Rettinger: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony), Possession of paraphernalia (Class C misdemeanor)Wesley Owen Bowless III: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Michael Eugene Simmons: Dealing in a schedule II controlled substance (Level 2 Felony), Dealing in a schedule II controlled substance (Level 2 Felony), Dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance (Level 5 Felony), Possession of a controlled substance (Level 6 Felony), Possession of a controlled substance (Level 6 Felony), Dealing in marijuana (Level 6 Felony), Carrying a handgun without a license (Class A misdemeanor)Nelson Max Hermilus: Dealing in cocaine (Level read more

Former Ball State student life director indicted on child porn charges

first_img WhatsApp “BSU” by Daniel Hartwig, some rights reserved The former director of student life at Ball State University has been indicted on federal charges for child porn.James Hague was indicted June 24 in U.S. District Court on five different charges, each of them carrying up to 20 years in prison. The Star Press says Hague had images and videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct and sent them out from his iPhone 8. He distributed the images “in Delaware County…and elsewhere” on Jan. 12, May 17 and May 25.Ball State released a statement saying they are aware of the situation but will not comment.His trial will begin in Indianapolis on August 24. By Network Indiana – July 10, 2020 0 487 IndianaNews Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Former Ball State student life director indicted on child porn charges Previous articleGOP delegates unseat Hill for AG nomination in favor of Todd RokitaNext articleIndiana prison officer busted for allegedly trafficking cell phones Network Indiana Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApplast_img

The Shins Announce First New Album Since 2012, Share New Track [Listen]

first_imgIt has been four years since The Shins released Port of Morrow (2012), their fourth studio album which presented itself after a five year hiatus. While frontman James Mercer is the only original member remaining, the current lineup consists of drummer Joe Plummer (formerly of Modest Mouse), guitarist Mark Watrous, bassist Yuuki Matthews, and keyboardist Richard Swift (The Arcs, The Black Keys). This lineup maintains the alternative folk rock persona that The Shins created in 1996, while adding elements of dream pop to their recent configuration.After establishing the band’s return with their first track release in late October with this creepy cool music video for “Dead Alive”, they continue their resurgence with a lyrical video for a second track, “Name For You”. This song displays more of the timelessly poppy vibe that The Shins are known for, diversifying from the previous track and giving hope for their upcoming record, dubbed Heartworms, which is due out March 10. If these two tracks are any indication, we’re looking forward to more of these infectious ballads from The Shins in 2017.The record is produced by Mercer, who dedicates “Name For You” as a hopeful ode of empowerment to his daughters. “Given all the drops in the ocean, better take it one sip at a time,” he sings. “Somebody with an antique notion comes along to tighten the line, they’re just afraid of you speaking your mind.”Full track listing for Heartworms:Name For YouPainting A HoleCherry HeartsFantasy IslandMildenhallRubber BallzHalf A MillionDead AliveHeartwormsSo Now WhatThe Fearlast_img

Trials set for body-chilling anaesthesia

first_imgMedical researchers in the United States say they are poised to begin human trials on a suspended-animation technique for surgery patients.The idea is to use extreme hypothermia to basically shut down the body during emergency trauma surgery, giving doctors more time to work and less need for anesthetics and life-support equipment.Dr Hasan Alam, a leader of the research team from Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, told the BBC that dropping the body’s core temperature as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit can work for as long as three hours without causing brain damage…Read more herelast_img

Not a popularity contest

first_imgAs the title of her 2011 memoir, actress and writer Mindy Kaling asked the tongue-in-cheek question “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?,” neatly encapsulating her self-deprecating persona as an insecure social butterfly.Though the title was intended as a joke, for many people feeling left out or worrying that classmates are out partying while they’re all alone in their dorm rooms can be all too real and far too frequent, especially when navigating an unfamiliar social scene like campus social life.Researchers have long known that having friends plays an important role in shaping a person’s sense of well-being and belonging. Even physical health is dramatically affected by feelings of social connectedness. But little has been understood about how people’s perceptions of their own social life and the social lives of those around them affects their emotions. Another question is whether these perceptions, however accurate, affect people’s abilities to form friendships.A majority of first-year college students believe their peers have more friends and are “hanging out” more than they are, according to a new paper from faculty members at Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS).In a study of 1,099 freshmen in their first semester at a public university in Vancouver, Canada, 48 percent assumed that other freshmen had more close friends than they did. Only 31 percent thought they had more close friends than their peers, while just 21 percent believed they had the same number. When asked whose social circle was larger, 45 percent thought others had more friendly acquaintances than they did themselves. Estimating that others had more exciting social lives was consistent across gender and ethnicity, and was true whether a student had gone to a local high school or came from out of town.Studying a second group of freshmen over their first two years of college, the researchers found that those who believed other students had only moderately more friends than they did later reported making more close friends and social acquaintances during the academic year, suggesting that perceiving a small-but-surmountable gap in friendships may serve to motivate students to socialize more.Ashley Whillans, the paper’s lead author and an assistant professor at HBS, said prior research showed that people tended to overestimate how smart and capable they themselves really are, so she was somewhat surprised by the findings.Source: “From misperception to social connection: Correlates and consequences of overestimating others’ social connectedness,” by Ashley V. Whillans, Chelsea D. Christie, Sarah Cheung, Alexander H. Jordan, and Frances S. Chen. Graphic by Rebecca Coleman/Harvard Staff“We know from social-comparison research and social psychology that a lot of people think they’re doing better than others, so we thought maybe students think that they have a lot of friends and their peers don’t,” she said. The researchers decided to study college freshmen because of how important social life is to young people and how integral it is to a positive college experience. The transition from high school to college is often a challenging time of social upheaval.Co-author Alexander Jordan ’03, a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital and an instructor at HMS, said the spark for this research came to him when he was at Harvard College and noticed that students often believed others had more active social lives than they themselves did. During graduate school in 2004, he said a similar dynamic appeared to be at work, as Facebook and social media grew in popularity and some students tried to cultivate online personae that seemed happier and more socially engaged than they were in real life.Students were less likely to think close friends had better social lives than that acquaintances did, because estimations of the former relied less on superficial observations from afar.“Because when we’re out in public, we look out into our social environment and we see people happy and laughing, and we don’t see when people are alone, upset in their bedroom,” she said. “When you’re new to a social network, you feel uncertain, you’re not sure about your role in that social network, you’re not sure about other people’s roles, so you might be more willing or more likely to anchor your judgments of yourself and others based on what you can observe.”Some simple interventions may help ease student discomfort, said Whillans, such as talking openly with other students about how feeling lonely or less popular than peers is common, or simply sharing how hard it can be to make new friends. Students might also document a day in their lives so others can see how they really spend their time, instead of assuming that everyone else is flitting from party to party while they’re stuck at the library.“What I hope that people take away from this research is that the feelings that you’re not read more

FAO warns H5N1 may be lurking in Europe

first_imgOct 26, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Apparently healthy domestic geese and ducks in Europe may be harboring the H5N1 avian influenza virus, posing a risk to other poultry and to humans who have contact with them, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in a statement yesterday.In some parts of Europe the disease could become endemic in poultry populations, much as it has in some Asian countries, as well as Egypt and Nigeria, the FAO said. The agency said its warning was prompted by the detection of H5N1 in diseased domestic ducks by German scientists. The researchers also found that asymptomatic ducks on two farms had antibodies to the H5N1 virus.”It seems that a new chapter in the evolution of avian influenza may be unfolding silently in the heart of Europe,” said Joseph Domenech, the FAO’s chief veterinary officer, in the statement.If evidence confirms that the H5N1 virus can persist in apparently healthy ducks and geese, regions that have significant duck and geese production will need to reinforce their monitoring and surveillance systems, he said.Further waves of H5N1 avian influenza throughout Europe, occurring from east to west, could occur if the virus persists throughout the year in domestic waterfowl, Domenech said.European countries that have experienced H5N1 outbreaks this year include Russia, England, Hungary, Turkey, the Czech Republic, and Germany, according to previous news reports. In September, German officials found the H5N1 virus in frozen duck meat.Many experts see the links between chickens and domestic ducks and geese as a factor in H5N1 outbreaks in other countries where the virus is endemic, the FAO said.Jan Slingenbergh, an FAO senior animal health officer, said in the statement that the agency is particularly worried about the Black Sea area, which has high concentrations of chickens, ducks, and geese.The Ukraine has about 20 million domestic ducks, and Romania’s Danube delta has about 4 million domestic ducks and 4 million domestic geese, he said. “These figures compare easily with chicken and waterfowl densities in Asia, where the virus continues to circulate among chickens and has found a niche in countries with tens of millions of domestic ducks and geese,” Slingenbergh said.The Black Sea is a wintering area for migratory birds from Siberia and other locations, the FAO said, pointing out that all countries bordering the Black Sea have had avian flu outbreaks, along with poultry systems with poor separation between wild and domestic birds.”It could well be that there is more virus circulation in Europe than currently assumed,” Slingenbergh said. Though it doesn’t appear the virus is widely spreading in European countries, “undetected localized virus spots in countries with significant waterfowl may pose a continuous risk,” he said.In other avian flu news, agriculture officials in Myanmar reported an H5N1 outbreak at a large poultry farm in Bago, about 50 miles from Rangoon, the capital, according to an Oct 24 report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The outbreak, which began Oct 19, struck 400 birds, including quail, layer chickens, and ducks. The remaining 33,459 birds were destroyed.The report said the town is close to a lake that is home to wild birds, including about 800,000 ducks. Infected ducks probably transmitted the virus to quail or chickens, the health officials reported.Myanmar’s last reported outbreak occurred in late July, also near Bago, according to a previous OIE report.Elsewhere, officials in Vietnam announced today that an H5N1 outbreak has been reported in a third province, Cao Bang, in the northern part of the country near the Chinese border, according to a Reuters report. The outbreak affected 480 ducks and 80 chickens in 13 households in Cao Bang’s Trung Khanh district, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency.Yesterday, Vietnamese officials reported an H5N1 outbreak had killed hundreds of ducks in Quang Tri province in the central Vietnam, about 360 miles south of Hanoi, according a report from Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). The ducks were among a flock of 600 5-day-old ducklings, Nguyen Quan Vinh, head of the province’s animal health department, told DPA.Earlier this month another outbreak was detected in Tra Vinh province in the Mekong delta, the DPA report said. According to an Oct 11 OIE report on the outbreak, the virus killed 40 unvaccinated ducks; the remaining 296 birds were culled. Before this month’s outbreaks, Vietnam’s last reported outbreak occurred in August, the OIE reported.See also:Oct 25 FAO statementhttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000685/index.html2007 OIE reportshttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2007_AI.phplast_img

By co-financing the EU until the revitalization of the cultural and historical ensemble of Škrip on the island of Brač

first_imgThe oldest settlement on Brač will also become the first address in the island’s capital to which money will arrive directly from Brussels to co-finance a local project.Revitalization of the cultural and historical ensemble of Škrip, a place with a history of almost 3000 years, is a project of the City of Supetar which in cooperation with the Tourist Board and the Museum of the Island of Brac seeks to put in the tourist and economic function of rich cultural and historical resources. . “The Central Agency for Financing and Contracting of EU Projects has informed us that the project proposal has successfully passed the phase of checking the eligibility of expenditures and is being sent to the last phase of signing the contract.”, Said the Mayor of Supetar Ivana Markovic, specifying that the total value at this stage (itrada project documentation) is about two million kuna, and the EU approves co-financing worth 1,5 million, writes Business diary.The project includes the arrangement of the archeological site next to the island Museum, the restoration of the church of St. John the Baptist and the retaining wall of the church of St. Jelena, the arrangement of Kaštela Radojković built in 1570, as well as the arrangement of the bitumen mine site where the construction of the presentation center “Miner’s Mine” is planned.In order for this island gem to be the best bait for tourists, the intention is to improve the offer of the existing, unique Uja Museum, which would become a multimedia center, the former church of St. Ante would be converted into a museum space, the sculpture park would be transformed into a recreation zone, and it is planned to arrange hiking and biking trails. “Although the Škrip settlement alone achieves negligible numbers in the total tourist activity of Supetar, the fact that the Museum of the Island of Brač is visited by more than 15 guests a year is perhaps the best evidence of the importance of Škrip for our city and the island as a whole. Putting all Skrip’s sights into economic and tourist function is the main goal. I am sure that by implementing this and other projects defined in the Tourism Development Strategy in the area of ​​Supetar until 000, we will make Škrip an even more attractive tourist destination, revive its rich resources and ensure the stay and quality of life of young people.”, Said Ivan Cvitanic, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Supetar.last_img

EU Clears Acquisition of CEVA by CMA CGM

first_imgThe European Commission has given the green light to French shipping major CMA CGM to acquire Swiss logistics company CEVA Logistics.Following the approval, CMA CGM will acquire sole control of the Switzerland-based company.The commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given its limited impact on the structure of freight forwarding, short sea and deep sea container shipping markets, according to a statement issued on February 7, 2019.In April 2018, CMA CGM decided to expand its presence in the logistics sector by investing in CEVA on the occasion of CEVA’s initial public offering (IPO). CMA CGM’s investment represented 24.99 percent of CEVA’s capital.The two companies then agreed to explore potential opportunities to work together towards the development of joint commercial offerings. The move was said to be in line with CMA CGM’s strategy to boost its product portfolio while integrating services beyond maritime transport.In October, the two companies broadened their strategic partnership and signed a new relationship agreement. In addition, CMA CGM’s equity stake increased to 33 percent.Finally, in November, the two companies announced a new step in their strategic partnership which included the pre-announcement of the public tender offer by CMA CGM, the acceleration of CEVA’s transformation, and leveraging CMA CGM’s ocean carrier platform to generate cost efficiencies.last_img