South Africa rising to the HR challenge

first_imgHRdirector of mining giant Anglo Platinum Eric Ngubane has described the massivechallenges facing businesses in South Africa.“Thecountry has come from an isolated background and it has been a culture shock,”he told Personnel Today. “We have had to look again at the way we did thingsand we have had to restructure and be more competitive.”Hesaid there is a huge training issue for staff who lack technical and IT skills.Ngubanestudied at Warwick University and London Business School. He said there is anacute shortage of experienced black HR directors and he has headhunters phoninghim every week.www.hrsummit.comCatrionaMarchant reports from HR Summit 2001 – Human Resources Solutions for Europe,held in Montreux, Switzerland, 18-20 February, organised by marcusevans events Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article South Africa rising to the HR challengeOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Sussing psychometrics

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. With conflicting reviews and an endless range, it is important for companiesto ensure the tests they use on their people are credible and meet theorganisation’s requirements. Keith Rodgers investigatesFaced with thousands of different types of tests, lingering controversy overinternet-based measurement techniques and a host of legislative complications,it is hardly surprising that some HR managers approach psychometric testingwith a degree of trepidation. The occasional horror story about its misuse –from firms that fired individuals because their results were ‘wrong’, toorganisations that adopt it as the basis for redundancy selection – haven’texactly helped. The reality, however, is that psychometric testing is widely used among TheTimes’ 1,000 companies and beyond. Championed in many instances byhighly-qualified professionals from the psychology field, it has a longpedigree and well-established best practices. Not only are online mechanismsmaturing, but the application of testing continues to expand into new fields,complementing its traditional role in the recruitment process. Applications arenow in areas such as employee development, managerial decision-making andimproving workplace relationships (see below). Organisations that use this testing, however, do need to bear certain challengesin mind. Robert McHenry, chairman of OPP, says the first priority is findingthe most suitable instruments to use. He believes there are some 5,000published personality tests available, of which only 20 are top quality. Thereare another few thousand aptitude offerings, so it is important to be confidentthe test is credible and meets your organisation’s specific requirements. In addition, the quality of reporting remains a concern. Many computer-basedtests generate crude results that are little more than a series of pre-written‘observations’ triggered by the associated response. Testing output isultimately only of value when the candidate’s answers are analysed in thecontext of other biographical information, and interpretation is key. E-testingcompany ASE, for example, matches individual psychometric reports against itsclients’ competency frameworks, examining the output against the specificrequirements of each role. Likewise, feedback to respondents – whether job applicants or employees –needs to be carefully handled. OPP asks customers to sign up to a code ofethics that covers a number of sensitive issues, from basics such as keepingresults confidential, to ensuring employers don’t use the output to challengeindividuals about what they think or feel. “Testing can be intrusive,” says McHenry, “so you need tomake sure you protect the integrity of the individual.” This awareness extends to legislative responsibilities, and organisationsneed to ensure that their procedures clearly meet their responsibilities underthe demands of race, sex, disability and data protection legislation. Experts also advise HR practitioners to be inclusive. One large financialservices organisation found that its biggest challenge in adopting onlinerecruitment was gaining acceptance from managers used to handling CVs andmanaging the process themselves. Faced with a mix of practical and emotionalresistance, it had to invest significant amounts of time managing expectationsand demonstrating tangible benefits. Roy Davis, head of communications at SHL,argues that HR should also involve IT from the outset when online testingproviders are being selected, given that there will be security and othertechnical implications. Above all, as Neville Osrin of Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow points out, thereis a danger in putting too much credence on the tests. One company heencountered fired staff on the basis of their responses, regardless of theiractual performances at work. The key is to contextualise, viewing tests as oneelement of a broader exercise. Looking forward, psychometric testing will increasingly be seen in thecontext of a broader human capital management remit, and its effectiveness willultimately be measured in new ways. As companies look for a return on the timeand money they invest in testing, organisations will seek statisticalvalidation that will help them hire the right kind of talented individuals, whostay with the organisation long term. What is psychometric testing and why do organisations use it?While many people think ofpsychometric testing as a recruitment tool, a number of organisations areadopting it to help with employee development, management training andpersonality-based workplace issues.Andrew Hill, managing psychologist at occupationalpsychologists Pearn Kandola, has used testing to help organisations with a widerange of development goals, including improved decision-making and conflictresolution.Rooted in Jungian and Freudian psychology, the tests helpindividuals understand key dimensions of their personality, such as whetherthey are introverts or extroverts, how they gather information, how they makedecisions and whether they tend to seek closure of an issue or hear out all thepossibilities. This process helps establish key differentiators in the waypeople work. Are they detail-focused, or do they like the big picture? Do theystep outside a problem and tackle a high-risk decision logically, or do theyput themselves into the situation and assess risk in terms of whether theywould personally be comfortable with the answer?These factors have come into play in numerous scenarios. At oneclient site with a high focus on worker safety, the tests allowed two feuding middlemanagers to understand what motivated each other and they learned to worktogether more constructively. Managers at the same site were also able toanalyse their own decision-making capabilities.Neville Osrin, of Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow, also uses testingto assist in personal development. In a 360-degree appraisal, for example, amanager may receive feedback explaining that they are inaccessible.Psychometric testing will help them analyse their behaviour towards staff andunderstand which innate traits they need to counter-balance. Sussing psychometricsOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Chapman scores season-best 18, Weber St. topples Benedictine

first_imgNovember 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Chapman scores season-best 18, Weber St. topples Benedictine Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Brekkott Chapman scored 18 points on six 3-pointers, five players reached double digits and Weber State ran away from Benedictine University of Arizona 100-61 Tuesday night after a week away from the court over the holiday.Chapman’s 18 points and six treys are both season highs. Jerrick Harding scored 15 points on a trio of 3-pointers and three players scored 11 each — Cody John, Ricky Nelson and Israel Barnes. The Wildcats (4-2) made 14 3-pointers in 27 attempts.Carter Wilson led the Redhawks with 12 points and Henry Galinato added 10. Benedictine was held to 25-percent shooting in the first half, 10-for-40, trailing 45-25 at the break.Weber State held a 54-34 edge on the boards, scoring 34 points in the paint to 26, and led by as many as 52.This was the second time the Wildcats have reached 100 points in a game this season. Weber State faces BYU Saturday. Tags: Weber State Wildcats Basketballlast_img read more

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Shell Deepwater selects Bentley’s iTwin platform for project delivery

first_imgBentley invests in FutureOn for subsea planning, engineering and visibility The solution spans project conception in the early phase design through to handover. (Credit: Shell Deepwater) Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure today announced that Shell’s Deepwater business has selected Bentley’s digital twin approach to streamline its capital projects process and accelerate time to first oil.With a plan to deliver several subsea tie-back projects over the next 10 years, Shell Deepwater Projects has recognized a significant opportunity to accelerate capital project delivery and cut project delivery time by implementing an integrated digital project & engineering environment. The solution spans project conception in the early phase design through to handover.“Shell Deepwater Projects is developing an integrated Workflow and Data Platform from system selection to asset handover to streamline our capital projects processes and accelerate time to first oil,” said GT Ju, General Manager Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Projects. “The platform is being developed in partnership with Bentley leveraging Bentley’s iTwin open, scalable Azure cloud-based platform which provides interoperability across owner and supply chain systems. We believe that an end-to-end platform that gives us visibility and transparency to Project and Engineering data across our portfolio will be a key driver to delivering competitive projects.”Commenting on the project, Nicholas Cumins, Chief Product Officer – Bentley Systems, said “Think Big – Prove Small – Scale Fast – sums up the overall approach Shell and Bentley share in this initiative. Bentley’s iTwin platform is ideally suited to providing aligned, secure and visual access to project data across the supply chain and capital projects ecosystem. Shell’s selection of Bentley’s iTwin platform validates our open approach to digital twins and underscores the ability of the platform to scale to the largest, most complex capital projects and dynamic engineering use cases.”Bentley Acceleration Fund InvestmentIn addition, Bentley announced that it is providing investment funds to FutureOn, a Norwegian software company supporting deepwater subsea projects, to accelerate going digital within the oil and gas industry. The investment sets the stage for FutureOn and Bentley to deliver the next-generation digital twin technology required for oil and gas ecosystems to manage and analyze data, integrate with existing systems, provide analytics visibility, and rapidly explore ideas collaboratively.FutureOn builds on more than 20 years of visual engineering experience specifically in the oil and gas subsea domain. The company will combine its award-winning field design application (FieldAP) and its API-centric collaboration platform (FieldTwin) with Bentley’s digital twin platform (iTwin) to advance user organizations like Shell Deepwater. Both FutureOn and Bentley platforms use open web standards to facilitate complex integration and customization, and the combined offerings are already being implemented in exploration and production workflows for the creation and curation of subsea digital twins.“The Bentley Acceleration Fund investment is a significant milestone for FutureOn and will help drive the growth of our business by advancing the FutureOn technology as well as extending our reach,” said FutureOn CEO Paal Roppen. “Today, digitalization is more important than ever for the oil and gas industry as challenging market conditions persist. Innovative and disruptive digital twin technologies such as those we develop alongside Bentley will help farsighted organizations like Shell Deepwater to improve project and asset performance.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR PROFESSOR IN HUMAN GENOMICS AND PRECISION MEDICINE

first_imgInstitutional Statement on Diversity: Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Applications Open: Sep 4 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Ongoing/Renewable A532500-MEDICAL SCHOOL/GENETICS/GENETICS Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Job no: 225871-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/GENETICS/GENETICSLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research,Scientific As part of our recruiting efforts, the UW Center for Human Genomicsand Precision Medicine seeks to hire one tenure track facultymember in human genomics and/or precision medicine. The successfulcandidate will be expected to develop an independent andhighly-collaborative research program focused on 1) the role ofsomatic mutations in cancer or other human disease; and/or 2)development of new techniques for assessing somatic mosaicism,lineage tracing, and/or cell free DNA analyses. The tenure home ofthe successful applicant will be determined at the time of hire ina Department of the School of Medicine and Public Health.In order to be hired at the Associate Professor or Professor ranks,the candidate must fulfill University requirements to obtaintenure. The tenure home of the successful applicant will be fromamongst a number of participating basic and clinical SMPH academicdepartments, including Biomolecular Chemistry, Biostatistics andMedical Informatics, Medical Genetics, Medicine, Pathology andLaboratory Medicine, and Pediatrics, with the opportunity for jointappointments where applicable. Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Principal Duties: Degree and Area of Specialization: JUNE 01, 2021 Department(s): 225871-FA Anticipated Begin Date: Additional Information: At least three (3) years of post-doctoral training is required.Successful candidates will have a demonstrated potential forexcellence in somatic genomic analysis exemplified through theirresearch, publications, grants, teaching, or seminars. Allcandidates must have proven success in leading and conductingresearch and teaching appropriate to their stage of career.Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience andscholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). A key consideration is theability to and interest in working in a collaborativeinterdisciplinary environment.center_img Official Title: Ph.D. in genetics or a related discipline is required. Instructions to Applicants: Faculty Work Type: Interested individuals should use the online UW Job applicationsystem to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), andstatements of research (3-page) and teaching interests (1-page),along with contact information of three references we will contactto request confidential letters of recommendation.To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 31, 2020.The position will remain open and applicants may be considereduntil the position is filled.Applications must be received through our online UW Job Applicationsystem, applications submitted outside of this system will not beconsidered.Questions about the position can be directed to our HR BusinessPartner, Cody Roekle at [email protected] . This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 225872;please note that only one vacancy exists.The Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine (CHGPM) wasrecently established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to leada large-scale expansion of the University’s activities in appliedgenomics and personalized medicine. The CHGPM’s multifacetedapplication of genomic sciences to clinical medicine encompassesbasic, translational and clinical research as well as educationalactivities and community outreach. The Center now is entering aphase of rapid growth, recruiting multiple tenure-track facultywith expertise relevant to advancing scientific knowledge relevantto genomic medicine and developing new strategies for improvinghealth.As a member of the Center, the successful candidate will be givenspace in the Center’s new facilities, which includes CLIA-compliantdiagnostic laboratory space, as well as significant financialresources for their research program. They also will have access toall of the benefits of a preeminent public research university thatis 6th in the nation in research funding, including an extensivecomputational infrastructure as well as substantial omics-relatedcore facilities. The Departments of Medical Genetics and Genetics,the Waisman Center, the Genome Center of Wisconsin, the UWBiotechnology Center, and the Carbone Cancer Center provideadditional support for the local genetics/genomics community, whichhosts the oldest and largest NIH-funded training graduate programin genetics, a MSc genetic counselling program, and ABMG-accreditedfellowship programs.The successful candidate will have access to patient cohortsgenerated from the Center’s clinical research activities, includinga gene discovery-oriented Undiagnosed Diseases Program and astate-wide network for rapid genome sequencing of newborns. Manyopportunities exist to work with the Carbone Cancer Center’sMolecular Tumor Board, which provides services statewide. Inaddition, there are multiple opportunities for collaboration withother scientists and clinicians at UW-Madison and its affiliates,including UW Health and the Marshfield Clinic ResearchInstitute.The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set offaculty candidates who will deepen our campus’ interdisciplinaryresearch strength in key areas of current and future researchpromise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their workin a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. Wetherefore seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadestsense, and especially invite applications from minorities andwomen. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualifiedapplicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, orany other characteristic protected by law. Full Time: 100% Contact: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Appointment Type, Duration: Employment Class: Job Number: PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) Cody [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) The successful candidate will have the majority of their timeprotected for the development of an internationally recognizedcollaborative research program that focuses on human somaticmutations. They also will be expected to 1) acquire and sustainrobust extramural research funding, 2) teach students andpostdoctoral trainees, 3) teach in an area commensurate with theirresearch expertise, 4) participate in faculty governance, and 5)participate in professional, public, and university service.In addition, as a faculty member of the Center for Human Genomicsand Precision Medicine, the successful candidate is expected to bean active participant in center-wide research and educationalactivities as well as interact and collaborate with Centerinvestigators, clinicians and trainees, so as to promote themission of the Center and advance human genomics research atUW-Madison. Salary:last_img read more

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Ocean City Considers Facelift for Airport

first_imgPilot Joe Fornara checks out his Cirrus SR20 before a flight from Ocean City Municipal Airport. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIJoe Fornara, a 55-year-old electrical contractor who lives in Warrington, Pa., has no trouble traveling to his summer vacation home in Ocean City.While many other summer visitors heading to the shore are stuck in heavy traffic on the Garden State Parkway or other roads, Fornara takes off from the airport in Doylestown, Pa., for an easy flight to Ocean City in his Cirrus SR20 single-engine plane.“I know everyone pretty well here. If I’m 10 miles out, they’ll say, ‘Joe, this is what the weather is like’ and they’ll tell me about the winds,” Fornara said of his cockpit radio transmissions with the airport staff.Recognizing the importance of the airport for pilots like Fornara, as well as its potential as a magnet for other visitors, Ocean City officials are discussing tentative plans to give the facility a facelift that would make it more attractive.City Council awarded a $30,000 contract during its meeting Thursday to Toms River, N.J., architect Henry Hengchua to develop conceptual plans for a “multiuse transportation building” to replace the airport’s tiny operations building that also doubles as a diner.“Part of our objective is to make this airport as attractive as possible,” City Business Administrator George Savastano said in an interview.The airport’s tiny building doubles as the operations center and a diner.Exactly how much the airport’s proposed makeover would cost and when it would be done are unknown at this time, Savastano indicated.He noted that the project would likely cost in the millions, but the city plans to seek grants to help pay for construction. The project would not be done in 2021, but 2022 might be a possibility, he said.As part of its five-year capital plan, the city had previously estimated the cost of the airport project at $2.3 million. The capital plan is considered a sweeping blueprint for city projects that may be built in the future. Funding for those projects would have to be approved by City Council.The multiuse transportation building that is being proposed would include the airport operations center, a diner and a pro shop for the municipal golf course next door.“It would be a modern facility that supports the airport operations,” Savastano said.Built in 1935, the bayside airport handles mostly small, single-engine planes. But its nearly 3,000-foot runway is long enough to accommodate private jets. Pop superstar Taylor Swift is known to fly into the airport on her jet from time to time during visits to the Jersey Shore.The airport mainly serves small, single-engine planes, but occasionally handles private jets.The airport’s claim to fame is that it is the only one in New Jersey located on a barrier island. Its location along Bay Avenue puts it only blocks from Ocean City’s beaches. It is not uncommon in summer to see people get out of their planes holding beach chairs and umbrellas.Fornara said he enjoys flying into the airport. He doesn’t think it needs a dramatic overhaul, but believes it could use some updating, particularly the quaint diner that shares the same building as the airport operations center.“It will bring in pilots from all over. If it’s better, you would have the whole island come in to eat there,” he said of a modern diner.Overall, Fornara considers the airport to be efficient, affordable and big enough for the needs of most pilots, including the length of its runway.“I really can’t say anything negative about it,” he in an interview Saturday just before a flight.A welcome sign leads to the airport tarmac.During the summer, the airport comes alive with planes carrying vacationers and other visitors to town.It also serves as the headquarters for the city’s annual air festival and airshow in September, two events that usually draw thousands of spectators. This year, however, the air festival and airshow were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Next door to the airport is the city’s municipal golf course overlooking Bay Avenue at 26th Street. On Saturday, Meredith Moors, of Somers Point, her father, Rick Moors, of Landenberg, Pa., Tom Mandell, of Somers Point, and his son, Nick Mandell, of Norwood, Pa., were playing a round of golf.“It was my first time here. It was awesome,” Tom Mandell said of the course.Nick Mandell, an instrument-rated pilot, has never flown into Ocean City, but he believes the city should consider installing an instrument landing system to make the airport more viable. An ILS guides pilots to the runway for precision landings, even in bad weather.“With ILS you could bring more small jets here. I think it would make it more attractive to pilots,” Mandell said.Meredith Moors lines up a putt while, from left, Nick Mandell, his father, Tom Mandell, and Meredith’s father, Rick Moors, watch during a round at the city’s municipal golf course next to the airport.last_img read more

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Waitrose adds to sweet lines

first_imgWest Sussex firm Prosperity Brownies has started supplying nine Waitrose stores in Sussex with its brownies and flapjacks this month.Launched in stores on 17 May were two brownie lines original and dark chocolate and raspberry and two lines of its recently developed flapjack range Prosperity Jacks, in dark chocolate and ginger, and apricot and sultana varieties.Paul Hatcher, who runs the business with his wife Jane, said Waitrose has always been one of the company’s “prize prospects”, and, ideally, he would like to see these products in “every single Waitrose in the country”.The firm made contact with Waitrose local and regional product manager Tracey Marshall last July, before meeting her at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in September.”We sent her samples of the brownies and she loved them, and we just went from there,” said Hatcher. “We accept a minimum order of a case 48 units,and Waitrose’s first order was for one case of each line for each of the nine stores. “For us, that is a significant order.”last_img read more

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McDougalls reveals 2018 Young Baking Team winner

first_imgPremier Foods has awarded pupils from St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School in Windermere, Cumbria, the title of 2018 McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year.Five teams took part in the live final that took place at the catering exhibition LACA: The Main Event on Thursday 12 July. They were tasked with creating sweet or savoury recipes that included at least one local ingredient, sourced within a 30-mile radius.The winning team – which consisted of Finely Park (aged 8), Harry Vinall (aged 9) and Alice Evans (aged 10), supported by school caterer, Nicola Hastie – presented raspberry & white chocolate scones with eggs sourced from a local farm and the chocolate from a nearby company.The treats were judged by Andrew Green, representing the Craft Guild of Chefs; Carol Harwood, representing LACA; and Mark Rigby, executive chef at Premier Foods. They said St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School scored highly for their impeccable attention to detail from the mini pots of jam and cream to the ‘beautifully handmade’ chocolate swans.“We couldn’t wait to see the dishes that each of the five finalist schools had submitted come to life. Every year we are blown away by the standard in terms of presentation, taste and how the teams work together throughout the day,” said Sarah Robb, foodservice channel marketing manager at Premier Foods.“Huge congratulations to the winning school and a big thank you to all those who took part, the effort that you put into rehearsing for the finals was clearly evident in the high quality of the final dishes.”A prize of £1,000 worth of kitchen equipment was presented to the winning team by LACA chair Tim Blowers.Nicola Hastie, from the winning school, said the money would be used to help start a weekly cookery club from September.“I couldn’t be prouder of the children, you can see such a difference in their confidence from when we first started practicing for the competition. It has really brought all of the pupils at the school together as everyone has got involved with the process and supported us,” she added.last_img read more

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Coeliac disease diagnosis rate rises to 30% in the UK

first_imgCoeliac UK has announced that diagnosis of coeliac disease in the UK has risen from 24% to 30%.Recent research, commissioned by the charity at the University of Nottingham, looked at UK patient records up to and including 2015 for clinical diagnoses of coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (the skin manifestation of coeliac disease).The research showed that although diagnosis rose by a quarter in four years (2011-2015), the rate of diagnosis was slowing significantly, and that around half a million people in the UK still living with undiagnosed coeliac disease.It also highlighted that one in four adults diagnosed with coeliac disease had previously been misdiagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the same percentage that had been reported in research from 2013.Sarah Sleet, chief executive of Coeliac UK, said: “It’s fantastic that the research shows that around 45,000 people were diagnosed between 2011 and 2015. But with half a million people in the UK still without a diagnosis, we’ve got a long way to go.“The fact that testing for the condition is slowing and nothing has changed in people being diagnosed with IBS before being tested for coeliac disease, suggests the NHS is failing to address the mountain of underdiagnoses.”Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by a reaction to gluten, and is thought to affect one in 100 people. It’s reported that, on average, it takes 13 years for a person to be diagnosed.Bakery businesses now only have a few days left to apply for a £750,000 research fund from Coeliac UK and Innovate UK.  Subscribers to British Baker can read our report on healthier gluten-free NPD here.last_img read more

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The Soul Rebels Announce Pop-Up Show At Brooklyn Apple Store Today

first_imgOn the heels of their sold-out three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl this past weekend, genre-fusing New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels have announced a pop-up show today, Monday, March 26th, in Brooklyn. The appearance will take place at the Apple store on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg at 7:30 p.m.The performance caps a busy week for the Soul Rebels in the Big Apple. After a sold-out Radio City Music Hall performance supporting G-Eazy on Tuesday, March 20th, they headed to Brooklyn for a three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl. The band’s three-night Brooklyn run saw them adopt a different theme and guests for each performance. On Thursday, March 22nd, the outfit played a special set featuring the music of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Outkast. On Friday, March 23rd, they kept the hip-hop flavor going by welcoming special guests Curren$y and Smoke DZA. Finally, on Saturday, March 24th, the Soul Rebels crew kept it funky with a pair of high-powered special additions: Marcus King on guitar and Cory Henry on the organ. You can watch the group’s Saturday performance at Brooklyn Bowl featuring King and Henry below:The Soul Rebels w/ Marcus King, Cory Henry – Full Video – Brooklyn Bowl – 3/24/18[Video: The Soul Rebels]The Soul Rebels are on tour now. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

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