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first_imgIn briefOn 1 May 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. This month’s news in briefClean up your act A series of courses and publications has been launched by the British RetailConsortium to meet its updated standard in food hygiene. The technical standardwas developed to form a common basis by which own-brand suppliers will becertified and to acknowledge that more that 50 per cent of all food sold in theUK comes from retailers selling their own goods. New courses provide internaland certification body auditors with an understanding of the standard. The BRC Technical Standard for Companies Supplying Retailer Branded FoodProducts (3rd edition) has been revamped to recognise the move to acertification-based standard, available from The Stationery Office.  www.tso.co.uk   www.brc.org.ukRoffey park redevelops Executive education and research organisation Roffey Park has embarked on a£6.5 million redevelopment of its Horsham site to enable it to run more events,seminars, think-tanks and retreats. Among the changes is an additionalpurpose-built conference and seminar complex.  www.roffeypark.comSecuricor gears up Securicor Cash Services is piloting e-learning with the hope of implementingthe new system across its network of more than 50 branches at the end ofSeptember, to provide training for more than 6,000 staff. “The new systemprovides staff with targeted training suited to individual needs and givesemployees maximum flexibility to train at their own pace,” said HRdirector for Securicor Cash Services Jenni Moore. Dedicated apprentices Corporate hospitality specialist and independent caterer Redcliffe iscelebrating the success of its in-house apprenticeship scheme.  The company developed its programme to mouldthose with the interest but not all the skills after attempts to recruitready-qualified staff. Its first apprentice chef has just completed 18 monthsof rigorous training and is now studying for NVQ level 2. A similar scheme hasbeen introduced for Food Service Assistants.  www.redcliffe.comLatest catalogue Training and software specialist John Matchett has published a new 80-pagecatalogue with nearly 60 training courses. The company also now offers learningmanagement systems that enable users to deliver and manage both instructor-ledand on-line training.  www.jmlnet.comlast_img read more

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BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Utah Wednesday

first_imgDecember 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Utah Wednesday Written by Tags: BYU Basketball/Utah basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Wednesday, BYU (6-3) and Utah (5-2) resume their bitter rivalry on the hardwood as the Utes host the Cougars in a non-conference tilt at the Huntsman Center.The Cougars will be blessed by the return of senior forward Yoeli Childs to the lineup as he has completed his NCAA-mandated 9-game suspension imposed upon him this past summer.This represents the first time new BYU head coach Mark Pope (6-3, .667, at BYU, 83-59, .585 as a collegiate head coach) will have Childs’ services at his disposal.In the meantime, the Cougars have made do with a litany of high achievers.BYU scores 75.2 points per game currently, ranking the Cougars 121st nationally in scoring offense.With Childs’ return likely to change the individual statistics definitively, the current leading scorer for the Cougars is senior guard Jake Toolson (15 points, 4.8 rebounds per game).The reigning West Coast Conference player of the week, senior guard TJ Haws (14 points per game, a team-best 37 assists) and junior guard Alex Barcello (10.2 points per game, tied for a team-best 2 blocked shots with Toolson, Haws and senior forward Dalton Nixon) all score in double figures on average for the Cougars this season.Haws and Barcello are also tied for the team lead in steals (10) with senior guard Zac Seljaas. Seljaas also leads the Cougars with 5.1 rebounds per game.Defensively, BYU gives up 68.2 points per game, ranking the Cougars 175th nationally.In his ninth season at Utah, head coach Larry Krystkowiak (160-113, .586 at Utah; 202-133, 603 as a collegiate head coach) has one of the best rebounding teams in the nation.The Utes have out-rebounded opponents 296-217 (+79) on the season and per game, out-rebound opponents 42.3 (20th nationally)-31. Additionally, the Utes’ rebounding margin of +11.3 per game ranks them 8th nationally in that category.The high-scoring Utes also score 81.4 points per contest, ranking them 31st nationally in scoring offense.Rising star, sophomore forward Timmy Allen (19.4 points, 7.7 rebounds per game), continues to lead the squad in both points (136) and rebounds (54).Sophomore guard Both Gach (12.9 points per game), freshman guard Rylan Jones (11.1 points per game, a team-best 40 assists per game, a team-best 8 steals,  team-best .909 free throw percentage) and sophomore forward Riley Battin (10.1 points, 6 rebounds per game) all score on average in double figures for the Utes.Freshman center Branden Carlson has a team-best six blocked shots to pace the Utes in that category.Utah surrenders 67.9 points per game, ranking the Utes 171st nationally in scoring defense.The Cougars lead the Utes 131-128 all-time with Utah leading the all-time series at Salt Lake City 74-49. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Bayonne Civic League up and running

first_imgTo the Editor:The Bayonne Civic League was formed earlier this year on three key pillars: stewardship, service, and participation in local government. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization, we offer an avenue to share ideas and provide an infrastructure to increase community development. Our vision for Bayonne is retain, reinvest, renew.In month one, we participated in the citywide Earth Day cleanup on April 22. As we move into the summer, we have several of our own events and activities planned for the coming months. At our next meeting, we will be collecting clothes and donating them to those in need. In August, date to be determined, we will also be hosting a wine tasting event, which is open to the full public.If you are interested in learning more about the Bayonne Civic League or would like to be added to our mailing list, please email [email protected] You can also like our Facebook page at Www.facebook.com/BayonneCivicLeague.This group is open to any and all who are interested in making Bayonne a better place to live. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! RYAN WALKER and EILEEN KIZAlast_img read more

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Greggs reports positive sales for spring season

first_imgGreggs said this week that like-for-like sales were up in the 18 weeks to May 5, due to increased footfall and favourable weather conditions.It has also benefited from an increase in the number of shops trading on Sundays, it said at its AGM in Newcastle on Monday. Chairman Derek Netherton said: “Like-for-like sales in the 18 weeks to 5 May 2007 were up by 4.9%, improving on the 3.9% increase for the first nine weeks already reported in March. This compares with a flat sales performance in the first 18 weeks of 2006.”Greggs is continuing a number of trials of new products and shop formats, with encouraging initial results, he said. It was also moving away from its previously decentralised management structure to build a national Greggs brand, he added.Last month Greggs launched the first phase of a £3 million marketing campaign, starring actor Patrick McGuinness, designed to build awareness of the brand.last_img read more

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Notre Dame graduate, journalism faculty member wins Pulitzer Prize

first_imgCarlos Lozada, a Notre Dame graduate and faculty member for the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy (JED) in the Notre Dame Washington program, has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his work as a nonfiction book critic with the Washington Post, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced Monday.Lozada won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. According to the Pulitzer Prize’s website, Lozada was chosen “for trenchant and searching reviews and essays that joined warm emotion and careful analysis in examining a broad range of books addressing government and the American experience.”Lozada’s essays range from discussing politics, national dilemmas, the history of presidents and his own life and memories as an immigrant.Born in Lima, Peru, Lozada immigrated to California when he was 3-years-old. Lozada and his family moved back to Peru when he was 10, but he came back to America to attend college.According to the Gallivan program’s website, Lozada graduated from the University in 1993 with a degree in economics and government. He went on to receive a master’s degree in public administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1997.Before joining the Washington Post in 2005, Lozada worked with Foreign Policy magazine as its managing editor. He also was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in business and economics journalism at Columbia University from 2004-2005.At the Post, Lozada served as the Sunday Outlook editor, national security editor and economics editor, before becoming the nonfiction book critic in 2015.He received the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian citation for excellence in reviewing in 2016 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2018.For the last decade, Lozada has taught a weekly seminar course, “American Political Journalism,” which is taught as part of Notre Dame’s Washington program.Lozada, as a Pulitzer Prize winner, will receive a cash prize of $15,000.Tags: Carlos Lozada, Ethics and Democracy, Gallivan Program in Journalism, Journalism, Pulitzer Prize, Washington Postlast_img read more

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Idina Menzel’s Frozen Hit ‘Let It Go’ Breaks into Billboard’s Top 10

first_img View Comments Idina Menzel’s rendition of Frozen’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” is rising like the break of dawn. The song just broke into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; “Let It Go” is now the number nine song in the country.“Let It Go” has spent 15 weeks on the chart, and Tony-winning diva Menzel’s much-buzzed about performance on the Oscars telecast helped catapult the song from 17 to nine this week.The wickedly talented If/Then star’s company in the top 10 includes Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, John Legend, Lorde and Beyonce.Listen to the track below. Come on, you know you want to hear it again! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Idina Menzel Star Files Related Shows If/Thenlast_img read more

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Battle lines are drawn in the quest to dethrone King Ken

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Brazil not yet ready to buy Russia vaccine, says health minister

first_imgSpeaking with lawmakers on Thursday, the health minister, Eduardo Pazeullo, said he took part in a video conference on Wednesday with representatives from national health regulator Anvisa, the Russian embassy in Brazil and the Parana government but said the Russian vaccine was still at an early stage.”It is just emerging,” he said. “We do not have depth in the answers, we are not able to monitor the data … There will still be a lot of negotiation, a lot of work for this to be effective.”Nonetheless, he added that “we must also participate” if the Russian vaccine, which has faced skepticism from scientific experts due to a lack of test results, is shown to work.At the moment, he said, the most promising vaccine is being developed by Oxford University researchers in partnership with AstraZeneca Plc.AstraZeneca has agreed to sell the federal government tens of millions of doses of its potential vaccine, and has arranged to transfer technology so Brazil can eventually produce it domestically at the Fiocruz institute, in Rio de Janeiro.Fiocruz has said production of the new vaccine will begin by mid-2021, but experts warn it may take at least twice as long.Topics : Brazil will require more information and talks before it commits to buying the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, which is at a very early stage, the country’s acting health minister said on Thursday.With the world’s second-worst coronavirus outbreak, Brazil has become a magnet for drugmakers seeking partners to test their potential vaccines – and then produce and buy the successful candidates.On Wednesday, a Brazilian technology institute said shortly after the state of Parana signed a memorandum of understanding with Moscow that it expects to produce the Russian vaccine by the second half of 2021.last_img read more

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Arsenal open to selling Alexandre Lacazette to Juventus in player swap deal

first_imgArsenal open to selling Alexandre Lacazette to Juventus in player swap deal The Italian side are interested in luring Lacazette to Turin this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Juventus are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer and the north London club will consider a player-plus-cash offer, according to reports.Although Lacazette has featured prominently under Mikel Arteta, he only has two years remaining on his current contract and the club’s hierarchy have identified him as a player they could cash in on to raise transfer funds.Arsenal’s priority this summer has been to wrap up a contract extension for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and once he has put pen to paper they will shift their attention to selling Lacazette. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Comment Arsenal value Lacazette at £30m even though his contract expires in 2022 (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Juventus are keeping tabs on the French striker and are considering making a move, with the side in need of more goals in their squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile Cristiano Ronaldo netted 31 times in Serie A last season, their second highest scorer, Paulo Dybala, netted a rather more modest 11 times.Gonzalo Higuain scored eight times and is expected to be offloaded this summer, with just one year to run on his contract, and Juve’s next highest scorer after the Argentine was defender Matthijs de Ligt with four goals.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are prepared to do a deal for Lacazette at the right price – reportedly valuing him at around £30million – but would also entertain a swap deal with Juve.The Old Lady’s finances are very tight this summer due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis and club chiefs have previously spoken of the need to be creative in the transfer market and the likelihood of doing swap deals.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Lacazette has also been mentioned as a possible makeweight in a deal for Thomas Partey (Getty)Two players who will almost certainly be on the table in any talks over a swap deal for Lacazette are Brazilian winger Douglas Costa – who has also been linked with Manchester United – and centre-back Cristian Romero, who occupies a position Arteta is keen to strengthen.While Lacazette’s work rate and performances have largely pleased the Arsenal manager, he only netted 10 goals and recorded four assists in a somewhat underwhelming season and the club’s hierarchy may feel it is prudent to cash in on a player who will turn 30 on his next birthday.MORE: Arsenal concern as Dani Ceballos wears Real Betis shirt on holidayMORE: Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey not wanted by new Juventus boss Andrea PirloFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Introduction of “It’s On Us PA” Legislation

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Introduction of “It’s On Us PA” Legislation SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 06, 2017center_img Education,  It’s On Us PA,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined legislators, advocates, and students today to announce the upcoming introduction of a package of six bills as part of his “It’s On Us PA” campaign to combat sexual violence in K-12 schools and on college and university campuses.“This legislation is the result of students, parents, advocates, education leaders, and people across the commonwealth working together to improve reporting and response standards for sexual assault,” said Governor Wolf. “We are making progress to combat sexual violence, and these proposals will ensure that all Pennsylvania students have the information, resources, and supports they need.”“It’s On Us PA” launched last year as the first statewide campaign to address sexual assault in schools and on college campuses and builds on the national “It’s On Us” movement. Thousands of Pennsylvanians, including superintendents and university and college presidents signed the “It’s On Us” Pledge, which encourages everyone to help end sexual assault.Since the campaign began in January 2016, the Governor and members of his administration have engaged hundreds of students, educators, administrators, advocates, healthcare personnel, researchers, campus safety and law enforcement officials, and policymakers to identify opportunities for improving systems to address and prevent sexual violence in schools and on campuses in Pennsylvania. This legislative package is the result of those conversations.The six bills would:Expand the scope, authority, and capacity of the Office for Safe Schools within the Department of Education to support both K-12 and postsecondary institutions, as well as monitor compliance with existing federal and state requirements related to sexual violence prevention and response. (HB1752 sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback and SB870 sponsored by Sen. Vincent Hughes)Publish an annual report card on sexual violence and harassment in K-12 and postsecondary institutions using existing data reported to the Department and/or other publicly reported data. (HB1753 sponsored by Rep. Brian Sims and SB871)Create a consolidated, comprehensive anti-violence and anti-harassment policy for K-12 schools that aligns requirements related to bullying, hazing, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and other issues. (HB1754 sponsored by Rep. Dan Miller and SB872)Require postsecondary institutions adopt affirmative consent standards for responding to allegations of sexual violence, and expand K-12 health education standards to explicitly address areas of consent and healthy relationships in middle and high school. (HB1755 sponsored by Rep. Mary Jo Daley and SB873 sponsored by Sen. Anthony Williams)Require that postsecondary institutions offer online, anonymous reporting options for students as part of their required reporting and response systems under federal and state law. (HB1756 sponsored by Rep. Dan Frankel and SB874 sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker)Establish amnesty policies protecting students who report sexual assault to postsecondary institutions from being disciplined for other policy violations, such as drug and alcohol use. (HB1757 sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean and SB875 sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank)Cosponsorship memos for these bills have been circulated in the House and the Senate, and Governor Wolf encourages members in both chambers to sign on and support these important measures.“Students at colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania are starting a new year, and that’s why it’s important we reaffirm our pledge to combat sexual violence through the It’s On Us campaign,” said Sen. Judy Schwank. “Sexual violence is never OK and we must work together as individuals and communities to end it.”“Pennsylvania’s students deserve to learn in spaces free from violence,” said Rep. Karen Boback. “These initiatives will ensure our educational institutions have the necessary tools to enforce state and federal guidelines relating to sexual violence prevention and response.”“Sadly, most instances of sexual violence go unreported to campus officials or to the police,” said Rep. Madeleine Dean. “Providing amnesty for incidental infractions-like drinking-to those who come forward will help survivors and bystanders give voice to this scourge. Ensuring a safe environment is a vital part of providing a good education.”“Since the launch of “It’s On Us PA” in 2016, it has been heartening to see schools across Pennsylvania step up and take the pledge to fight sexual assault on campus and support survivors,” said Randi Teplitz, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. “We are proud to stand with Governor Wolf today as he announces the next steps for his “It’s On Us” legislative package, which will ensure students are provided the highest levels of protection from sexual violence.”In addition to these legislative initiatives, the governor secured $1 million in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 budgets for evidence-based prevention, reporting, and response systems to address campus sexual assault. This past year, 36 postsecondary institutions across Pennsylvania were awarded grants, reaching more than 87,000 students and 16,000 professional staff through awareness and training programs, improved reporting systems, and other critical supports for survivors and campus community members.last_img read more

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