Businesses that invest in trainingincrease their profits nearly twice as fast as those that don’t, a study hasrevealed.The strong linksbetween increasing employee skills and bottom line performance are highlightedin research published by the Learning and Skills Council.The report, People andProfit, finds that the difference between those firms that do and don’t makefinancial gains out of training can be an investment of as little as £50 a week.Bryan Sanderson,chairman of the LSC, said, “Some businesses still question the impact oftraining on the bottom line. This research will pull them up short. It showsthat without training profits and growth are significantly lower.”The responses ofbusinesses that took part in our research shows that fresh investment intraining, typically just an extra £2,500 a year, reaps rewards.”Independentresearchers carried out 800 interviews to match the training budgets andattitudes of SMEs to their profits and growth.They found thatcompanies that increased their annual training budgets saw profits rise onaverage by 11.4 per cent compared to an increase in profits of only 6.3 peramong firms which did no invest in training.Sanderson added,”We’ve put numbers on the small cost and huge reward to companies ofinvesting in training. Businesses simply cannot afford not to invest in newskills.”Businesses makeall the right noises about training except for saying yes when it comes toinvesting. No fine words will keep your business and your people competitive –it’s money that talks, in training as in most things.”A nationwide programmeto improve knowledge and skills in the workplace is being introduced by the newLearning and Skills Council. It aims to attract 50,000 adults into furthereducation (News, 3 April). www.dfee.gov.ukBy Ben Willmott Training equates to bigger profitsOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
Tags: Football/Houston Cougars/Utah Utes/Weber State Wildcats May 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah football sets future dates with Weber State and Houston FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY—The University of Utah has come to contractual terms with Weber State and Houston for football games in 2023, 2026 and 2027. Utah and Weber State will also play 2021, which was announced previously.The Utes and Weber State are scheduled to play in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, pending approval from the Pac-12 Conference. The conference office has the option to move the game to Sept. 1 or Sept. 2.Utah and Houston have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2026 and 2027. The first game will be played on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2026 in Houston and the return game is on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2027 in Salt Lake City.Utah’s series with the two schools are mirror images. The Utes are 4-0 against NCAA FBS Weber State with their most recent win in 2013. Utah is 0-4 against Houston, a team it has not played since 1978. The Utah-Weber series has been played entirely in Salt Lake City while three of the four games against the Cougars were played in Houston.For Utah’s future non-conference games, visit http://utahutes.com/sports/2016/6/10/sports-m-footbl-spec-rel-future-schedules-html.aspx. Written by Robert Lovell
The primary purpose of the position is supporting undergraduatepre-veterinary medical student preparation for entry into Collegesof Veterinary Medicine and related health science educationalcareers. This 9 month tenure track position will be assigned toteach undergraduate/graduate courses related to the followingareas: laboratory animal science, animal science, gross anatomy,histology, principles of medical disease and/or medicalterminology. The candidate will participate in graduate training.The successful candidate is expected to continue, or develop, aresearch program related to integrated animal health initiativesand/or biomedical science within the purview of the initiatives setforth by research programs within the College of Agriculture andEnvironmental Sciences, including the National Institute of Foodand Agriculture (NIFA) and NIH. The candidate will participate ingraduate training. Preference may be given to scientists withskills and interest in animal health, animal imaging (CT,MRI,radiology, microbiology, microsurgery, and/or ultrasonography orlaboratory animal medicine. Other service related activities willinclude serving on university committees, community service,professional consultation, and student advising. The position is a9 month tenure track appointment.
Posting DetailsPosting NumberA00243PClassification TitlePosition TypeAdjunct FacultyDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleAdjunct Professor of Commercial MusicDoes this position require driving?NoContactContact Phone ExtContact EmailJob Summary/Basic FunctionAssist in teaching online undergraduate applied lesson courses inthe BS in Commercial Music degree:CMUS 151 Commercial Applied Music ICMUS 152 Commercial Applied Music IICMUS 251 Commercial Applied Music IIICMUS 252 Commercial Applied Music IVMinimum QualificationsMaster’s degree in Music, Commercial Music, Music Performance, orrelated field.Ability to work as part of a team.Preferred QualificationsDoctoral degree in Music, Commercial Music, Music Performance, orrelated field and 5 or more years of professional experience inmusic industry.Work Hours15 – 18 hoursPosting Date07/22/2020Special Instructions for ApplicantsPlease include a recent resume and/or CVQuicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/28262Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaePastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Teaching PhilosophyOptional DocumentsCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Democrats In Full MeltdownA New Red ScareBy Richard Moss MDThere is a new Red Scare in America. Only it is our Reds, as in the Democrats, promoting it. The Democrat-Reds see Russians everywhere. In your closet and under your bed. In the White House and the halls of Congress. Speaking with a Russian is now a crime. Today’s Democrat McCarthyites are seeking the scalp of Jeff Sessions, former Republican Senator and newly confirmed Attorney General. He was caught talking with a Russian. The Democrat-Reds already scalped General Mike Flynn, former National Security Advisor, also caught talking with a Russian. Beware the Russians.The Democrats are peddling the myth that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton in the Presidential election. It wasn’t that Hillary was a terrible candidate or that the country had had enough of President Obama’s failed policies. No, it was the Russians. What is odd is that Democrats have always loved the Russians, especially when they were part of the Soviet Union. They share a common ideologic bond. They are all Communists.The Democrats did everything in their power to stop President Ronald Reagan from bringing down the old Soviet Union in the 80’s. Then they were rooting for the Russians. Senator Ted Kennedy actively sought Moscow’s aid in defeating Ronald Reagan in the 1984 election. Hillary Clinton embarrassed herself with her “Reset button” gaffe, but still conveyed her wish to improve relations with Russia. Obama promised Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he would be more “flexible” on missile defense after the 2012 election. Hillary signed off on the sale of 20% of US uranium to Russia in exchange for donations of $2.3 million to the Clinton Foundation. Democrats have had a long, passionate love affair with the Russians. Until now.Democrats are hysterically claiming that Russian hacking of their emails was a crucial factor in Trump’s historic victory in 2016. They’re not even claiming the Russians hacked election machines, only the DNC. But the hacked emails didn’t move a vote. They served only to expose what we already knew about the Democrats, which is that they are hypocrites and haters. We learned, for example, that Hillary despises “everyday Americans,” including Catholics and Evangelicals. She took questions before a debate, wanted open borders, and received huge contributions from ISIS supporting Arab states. Oh, and that Hillary forces nixed Bernie Sanders in the primary. No surprises here.Jeff Sessions spoke twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016 in his role as a Senator. He did not disclose this during confirmation hearings for Attorney General because Senator Al Franken intentionally phrased his question about Sessions’ role as a Trump campaign surrogate. Senators meet with ambassadors all the time. A group of seven Democrat Senators met with the Russian ambassador in 2013. The Russian ambassador visited the Obama White House 22 times. But now, meeting with a Russian is a crime.Here are the legitimate questions begging for answers. Why was Jeff Sessions being monitored? Where did the information about Sessions come from? Who ordered it and then leaked it. Was the Obama Whitehouse spying on Trump officials like Sessions and Mike Flynn? Was Trump himself being tapped and recorded? And why did Obama’s Justice department attempt to get FISA court clearance to spy on Trump campaign officials?The scandal is that the Obama White House was investigating Trump officials and probably Trump himself in the course of the campaign. It used the government’s intelligence services to illegally tap, monitor, and record personal communications of American citizens. These are tactics of a police state.That’s the real news for the fake media.Democrats assumed Hillary would win the election and continue the Obama agenda to deconstruct the nation. Her loss was like an icepick through the collective head of the left. Panic stricken, they watched their Marxist social-justice nirvana slip through their fingers. Democrats and the media have since been in total meltdown and will stop at nothing to destroy the new President. While busily picking off Trump officials, their ultimate goal is Trump himself. As part of their effort, and with no sense of irony, they have embarked on an absurd Red Scare witch-hunt. The only thing more pathetic is the many Lilliputian Republicans jumping ship at the first sign of trouble.The Trump Whitehouse and Republican Congress must go on a war footing no different than the Democrats. They should begin by calling for a full-scale investigation into the police state tactics of Obama and his underlings in the White House and Democrats in Congress. The question is who authorized the illegal wiretaps and surveillance of Trump officials, including Trump himself? The answers to these questions will go the very top and make Watergate look like a bedtime nursery tale.March 4, 2017Brief Bio: Richard Moss MD is a practicing Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, author, and columnist who resides in Jasper IN. He lost his bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in Indiana’s 8th district in 2016. Find more of his essays and blog posts at exodusmd.com. Also find him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The 2018 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year Dr. Kathleen W. Taylor is available to comment on Education-Related Issues.Dr. Kathleen W. Taylor, Chief Education Officer, Ocean City School District, was selected New Jersey’s 2018 candidate for the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year Award by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA).The 2018 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year Dr. Kathleen W. Taylor will be recognized by the New Jersey State Board of Education at a December 6, Recognition Ceremony, at the New Jersey Department of Education’s headquarters in Trenton.An NJASA panel selected two Regional Superintendent of the Year winners prior to selection of the State Superintendent of the Year. Taylor was selected the Region III winner. The other regional Superintendent of the Year joining Taylor is: Region II Charles B. Sampson, Chief Education Officer, Freehold Regional High School District.This fall the two regional Superintendents of the Year were introduced at the NJASA Executive Committee’s October meeting at the Annual Fall Workshop in Atlantic City. Later that day, Workshop acknowledged the 2018 Regional Superintendents of the Year at its general session. The Workshop is co-sponsored by NJASA, the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) and the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA).The next step in the process for the New Jersey 2018 Superintendent of the Year Dr. Taylor will be to participate in the AASA National Superintendent of the Year Award. The program, now in its 31st year and sponsored by First Student, VALIC, and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation’s public schools.NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza said, “Kathy Taylor is a dedicated, hard-working professional who continually strives to improve the quality of education for all students. She is a remarkable chief education officer with vision, imagination, and compassion for the students she serves. Her accomplishments exemplify what every chief education officer should achieve. ”In accepting this prestigious honor, Dr. Taylor said, “I have been blessed with a challenging and rewarding career that has taken me from the classroom to the principal’s office to my role as superintendent of a high-achieving district in an idyllic community. But regardless of my role, responsibilities or district I serve, I never lose sight of what drew me to and ignited my passion for education – the students whose lives we as educators are privileged to touch and share.”Dr. Taylor, from her vantage point of 24 plus years’ experience as a school administrator, is most proud of fostering “leadership for learning” by making closing the achievement gap a district’s strategic plan goal and incorporating this goal as part of the evaluation system for the teachers, administrators and the chief education officer. The strategic improvement strategies are aimed at analyzing the individual student scores, developing intervention strategies, and arranging for push-in and pull-out support schedules.In addition, Dr. Taylor has actively engaged the students’ parents in ways that can help their children. Her leadership encouraged a partnership between the educators and parents that enables students to grow academically, and as a result work on closing the achievement gap.As Dr. Taylor reflected upon the leadership in learning, she noted, “As a superintendent, I may no longer be in the classroom, but I strive to be sure we have the right folks in the classroom. Educators who believe in themselves, are passionate about their careers and, in turn, nurture and encourage every child to find his or her unique path to independence and happiness.”The 2018 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year comments, “From the preschoolers taking their first tentative steps into the classroom to the graduating seniors taking their first tentative steps into the world, my commitment and focus has always been on helping each student to find who they are and tap into what moves them. What makes them feel remarkable and unique? What brings them the greatest joy in school and in life? ”A prolific writer and presenter, Dr. Taylor serves as Chair of the NJASA Curriculum and Instruction. On behalf of NJASA, she participated in the NJEA Teacher Leader Summit. In September 2011, she co-wrote a grant for the EE4NJ Pilot Program and subsequently the Ocean City School District was selected as one of the ten Cohort I Pilot Districts.The 2018 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year was appointed the Chief Education Officer of the Ocean City School District in 2006. Previously, she served as the Chief Education Officer of the Sea Isle City School District and Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Secondary Administration for the School District of Haverford Township, Havertown, PA. She began her administrative career as a Vice Principal in the Norristown Area School District in Norristown, PA, and then as Principal in the same District.Dr. Taylor served as President of the Cape May County Superintendents Association from 2015-2017. Currently, she serves on the Executive Board of the Ocean City Education Foundation and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce; the Ocean City’s Task Force for Health and Wellness; and organized and led the Ocean City School District’s and Community Committee for the “Did You Know Campaign,” – a drug prevention program.She earned her Doctorate in Educational Administration from Widener University, Summa Cum Laude and was the recipient of the Landis Award for Outstanding Graduate Student. She received her Masters of Education from Arcadia University, Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction and her Bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University, Cum Laude.AASA will announce the National Superintendent of the Year at its Annual Conference on Education in February 2018.###About NJASA: The New Jersey Association of School Administrators is an organization of chief education officers and school administrators who lead school districts in New Jersey’s 21 counties. The Association’s mission is to ensure a superior statewide system of education. Through ongoing professional training and education, the Association shares knowledge among its members about best practices from both educational and administrative perspectives. Its goal is to move education forward by ensuring the highest quality of instruction for all New Jersey children. The Association is located at 920 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08618-5328. For more information — PH: 609.599.2900 / Fax: 609.599.9359 / website: www.njasa.net. Education Brief Videos Due to the complexity of educational topics, NJASA has released a series of videos to help parents and taxpayers better understand the issues. Each video can be accessed on a special NJASA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/TheNJASA or by clicking on the YouTube icon on the NJASA website, www.njasa.net.
Costa Coffee’s sales have continued to increase, but meal deals may soon be on the menu as like-for-like growth slows.The company has said it will be developing its food offering with, for example, lunchtime meal deals such as a panini and a cappuccino for £4.95. It will also continue to capitalise on independent research carried out earlier in the year, which revealed that seven out of 10 people prefered Costa cappuccinos to its competitors, with “an aggressive marketing campaign” throughout the year. Total sales growth was up 22% to £263.8m according to parent company Whitbread’s premlininary results for the year to 26 February, 2009. However, like-for-growth rose at a slower rate of 2%, compared to 3.7% reported for the first half of the 2008/09 year. Operating profit stood at £22.7m – up 9.1%.The coffee chain has achieved net new openings of 296; 110 of which are overseas. As reported in British Baker last month, the chain plans to open another 100 outlets in the UK in 2009/10, and said it would focus on new locations, as well as areas where it could replace existing operators in, for example, supermarkets and hospitals.
Sainsbury’s 400 in-store bakeries are now using 100% British flour, sourced with the help of farming co-operative Camgrain, announced the supermarket. Following work with Camgrain on converting its flour, the switch has been completed a year ahead of Sainsbury’s target.It is now the only supermarket to source all its flour for its in-store bakeries from UK farms, offering full traceability. Beginning its work with Camgrain last year, the supermarket has now extended its contract with the co-operative until 2011. “Providing customers with freshly baked bread throughout the day, using quality ingredients, is at the core of our in-store bakeries,” said Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King. “The provenance of those ingredients is a key issue for us and our customers, and in completing our conversion to 100% British flour we’re able to establish an efficient and traceable UK food chain, which underpins our commitment to British farmers.”Camgrain has just opened a new grain storage and drying facility near Cambridge, which was planned for 2012, but increased demand pushed the completion date forward.
This is one in our series, Meet the Women of the Dell Technologies Partner Program, which provides insight into what drives the inspiring women of the Dell Technologies channel. Missed the first posts? Catch up here.Meet Beth Villalpando – Director, NA Distribution and NSP MarketingWhat is your current role/area of responsibility, and how long have you worked with the channel partner community?I am Director of Marketing for North America, specifically focused on Distribution and the NSP business. I am responsible for the creation and execution of collaborative marketing programs aligned to Dell Technologies and NSP and distribution partners strategic objectives. Prior to my current role, I was responsible for the go-to-market strategy and execution for Dell’s distribution business, resulting in rapid high double-digit growth year after year. I bring more than 36 years of IT Channel experience to my current role, learning and growing from career experience with IBM, a solution provider reseller, Compaq/HP, and now Dell Technologies, where I have been for the last 10 years.What are your goals for your company’s channel business over the next year?Our purpose is to create technologies that drive human progress. A responsible and inclusive business unleashes innovation, and one that builds trust with our channel partners and their customers. Channel partners extend the Dell Technology reach, enabling our customers to transform faster in the digital world.Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why?I’m fortunate to be surrounded by amazing women – in my career and at home. Over the last few years, one of my best friends was brave enough to make some tough decisions and start a path to transform her own life. She was brave, thoughtful, determined, and at this point in the journey – she’s incredibly peaceful and happy. I really admire her courage.What advice would you give to other women in the industry? Or men?Working in IT and the Channel makes for a great career. I’ve been fortunate to have worked for a solution provider and for several manufacturers; in finance, marketing and sales roles. I have always really enjoyed working with and learning from solution providers and distributors. This IT world used to be reinvented and advanced every 4-5 years. Now we see material changes every 2-3 years. So, my advice would be this: Take advantage of all the opportunities and experiences this business offers. Embrace change, because every change brings new opportunities, new challenges, and new people to learn from.Please share some words to live by that have helped you throughout your career.“Team” has always been my mantra. Surround yourself with quality team members, who you can learn from, trust, and more forward with. It’s very rewarding to celebrate the hard work on a project – or, longer term, building a business – when you can share the success with others.What do you do for fun outside of Dell Technologies? Quality family time is top priority. After that, my guilty pleasure is studying and collecting exotic gemstones. I probably could have retired by now if I had a different hobby, but it’s fun to hunt for a rare gem.Beth and her son by the Columbia River (Oregon).With Dell Technologies’ Holly Delgado at a partner event.
Although varsity football is a prominent aspect of Notre Dame culture, there are many other kinds of football teams and leagues present on campus, from women’s flag football intramurals to men’s tackle interhall. Notre Dame is also home to the reigning national champions robotic football team. The team builds robots to play eight-on-eight football against other universities, senior Zach Kowalczyk, who serves as president, said. The league consists of four schools that compete every spring for a national championship trophy, and the teams often schedule scrimmages for fun, experience for new members, to test out new projects and practice, Kowalczyk said. The team’s first scrimmage of the school year was Nov. 9 against Purdue. “We ended up winning in overtime, which is pretty exciting,” Kowalczyk said. “I’m pretty sure it was the first overtime ever in robotic football history.”New member freshman Angela Rauch said she really enjoyed the scrimmage. “It wasn’t like anything I had seen before,” Rauch said. “It was a lot of fast-paced robots moving back and forth and people yelling. It was very exciting.”Kowalczyk said the league includes Notre Dame, Valparaiso University, Ohio Northern University and Purdue Kokomo. Notre Dame’s team has about 50 to 60 members this school year, mainly from the college of engineering. He said it is bigger than usual this year due to recruiting efforts and the high number of interested freshmen. “Having that many people means we can get a lot more done,” Kowalczyk said. Games are played on basketball courts with teams on the sidelines. Each team member drives their own robot and plays their own position via playstation controllers. “All the robots are specialized for their positions,” Kowalczyk said. Kowalczyk used the quarterback robot that can take snaps and hand-off the ball to the running back as examples of the specialized robots. The rules are pretty close to collegiate football rules, Kowalczyk said. He said the main difference is how the scoring process works. “Because throwing passes is such a difficult engineering feat, you end up getting points for completing passes, and depending on how far the pass, and whether or not you retain the pass, you get a different number of points,” Kowalczyk said. In robotic football, completing a pass doesn’t mean catching it. “Completing a pass is throwing a ball from your quarterback robot and having it hit a receiver robot, anywhere on the robot,” Kowalczyk said. On a week-to-week basis, the team does a lot of engineering work on the robots with several design projects. “Right now we are building a new center [robot] and a new quarterback [robot], as well as repairing our old robots in different ways,” Kowalczyk said. “We have a lot of members of the club that don’t necessarily play the games, but they are there to help do the design work.”At every practice, the team breaks into smaller teams concentrating on specific robots. Rauch works on the quarterback robot team, and within it, she works with a smaller group developing a ranging system for the robot. “The three of us working on that project take what the leader says we need to work on and then we go and we do research. We just got our censors in, so we are starting to implement things and tests,” Rauch said. At the end of practice, the teams goes over what they accomplished in their areas.As for new members, not much experience is necessary to join the team. “We teach them all the things that they need to know, and it’s a great way for them to learn things they might not learn in classes, or get to use the things they are learning in their classes in a hands-on, productive way,” Kowalczyk said. Rauch spoke to her experience as a new member. “It’s a lot of new information. Obviously because I am a first year I don’t really know a lot of the technical side of things,” Rauch said. “The team I’m working on is mostly seniors and they’ve all been very welcoming and very willing to explain even the littlest terms to me.”Tags: College of Engineering, Robo football, robotic football