first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Net knowledge puts candidates aheadOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Job candidates with Internet literacy skills are three times more likely to be offered work.Secretarial recruitment consultancy Office Angels conducted a survey to investigate the level of employer demand for office workers with Internet skills.Results showed that one in three employers now wants staff with net knowledge, with the figure increasing to more than 75 per cent in Cambridge, one of the UK’s leading technology centres.During a typical working day, the Internet has become an invaluable office tool – the survey revealed it is most frequently used to carry out market research, competitor analysis and to make travel arrangements. More than three-quarters believe it will become increasingly integrated into office work over the next 12 months.Office Angels identified a significant rise in the number of dotcom companies searching for staff.last_img read more

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Boston Bruins Brad Marchand has twice been caught licking opponents on the ice during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and now, the NHL is issuing a warning.ESPN reports the league is warning that future actions such as the two previous incidents will warrant punishment and are unacceptable.Marchard was first seen licking the face of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov in the team’s first round playoff series, after having previously kissed Komarov on the cheek in a regular season game. The edict was issued after he licked the face of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan in Game 4 of the Bruins’ series Friday.After the incident involving Komarov, Marchand told reporters the following:“I thought he [Komarov] wanted to cuddle. I just wanted to get close to him. He keeps trying to get close to me. I don’t know if he’s got a thing for me or what. He’s cute.”Marchand has not been penalized for either lick this postseason.Callahan told reporter after the game licking an opponent is worse than spitting in their face, and hopes “the league looks at it.”The Lightning and Bruins face off in Game 5 of their series on Sunday afternoon.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 5, 2018 /Sports News – National NHL issues edict ordering Brad Marchand to stop licking opponentscenter_img Written bylast_img read more

first_imgJob DescriptionVirginia Tech’s Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and ExtensionCenter is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral associate to join amultistate, transdisciplinary team investigating the boxwood blightpathogen biology and epidemiology, and developing practical andsustainable management solutions for this disease. Boxwood is theNo. 1 evergreen shrub crop in the U.S., and an iconic plant inAmerican landscapes, including many historic gardens. Boxwoodblight is an emerging disease that is affecting everyone on thehorticultural chain from grower to consumer, while posing anincreasing risk to the American boxwood heritage.This is one of the three postdoctoral positions we are recruitingfor the project. These postdoctoral associate positions presenttremendous opportunities not only to shape the future of boxwoodand boxwood heritage through research and development but also toset a new model for plant biosecurity in the 21st century throughstakeholder partnership and international collaboration. Thepostdoctoral positions also are great opportunities for juniorscientists to develop and advance professional career by honingtheir skills and connecting with peers and industry leaderships.Self-motivated scientists with a doctoral degree awarded no morethan four years prior to the effective date of appointment with aminimum of one-year of eligibility remaining are encouraged toapply.The primary responsibilities of this position are to conduct fieldtrials evaluating the performance of recently identified biologicalcontrol agents and selected antidesiccant products as a physicalbarrier for disease mitigation at a production nursery in WesternNorth Carolina with a history of boxwood blight. The selectee willalso investigate the mechanisms by which agents and antidesiccantscontrol the disease. (50:50).All postdoctoral associates are required to publish their researchresults in a timely manner. This position may have some managerialopportunities/responsibilities. These may include: (1) tofacilitate internal communications among 14 (co-)Project Directors(PD) and their associates at twelve institutions/labs located inseven states, a 10-member advisory panel (AP) representingdifferent sectors of the environmental horticulture industry acrossthe country, and many stakeholder and international collaborators,(2) to coordinate and review individual teams’ quarterly progressreports then assemble them into a quarterly newsletter and sharewith AP and other stakeholders, and (3) to schedule and organizequarterly project meetings (online only) and annual meetings, whileassisting the Extension Team to translate research results intorelevant outreach materials.This position is available now. The postdoctoral associate will behoused in the Hong Lab. The position is benefit eligible, includinghealth insurance and retirement contribution, while salary will becommensurate with experience. This postdoctoral associate will alsoreceive close mentoring from other project leaders and Co-PDs ofrespective subject areas at collaborating institutions in additionto Virginia Tech. Further, this postdoctoral associate willregularly interact with AP and other industry leaders as well asinternational collaborators.Required Qualifications• A PhD degree in plant science, microbiology, or a closely relateddiscipline awarded no more than four years prior to the effectivedate of appointment with a minimum of one-year of eligibilityremaining are encouraged to apply.• A basic understanding of plant pathology, epidemiology, and plantdisease management• Field and greenhouse experience with plants• Excellent written and verbal communication skillsAppointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview DateFebruary 1, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkMust have a driver’s license checkMust have an acceptable and safe driving recordAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Dr. Chuan Hong [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 14, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY? We hope that todays “Readers Forum” 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?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that Mayor Winnecke should make a public statement if he’s for or against the COIT tax increase before City Council votes on this issue next Monday? EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.center_img If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgOcean City’s Historic District covers an area roughly between Third and Eighth streets, Central and Ocean avenues.City Council on Thursday (April 9) heard an update on the beach replenishment project scheduled for the south end of Ocean City and voted to seek bids on construction of a skateboard park, but here are a few other items that might be of interest.Veterans Beach Tags: This season’s free beach tags for military veterans should be available by the end of the month (read more on the program). Veterans who showed documentation last year to receive the tags need only to show a driver’s license this year. Ocean City may design different tags for veterans of different branches of the military, Finance Director Frank Donato told City Council.Historic District Changes: Mayor Jay Gillian asked City Council to hold a public workshop or to notify property owners in Ocean City’s Historic District by certified mail of proposed changes in the ordinance that governs the district. Councilman Antwan McClellan had asked council members to review the proposed changes in advance of scheduling a public consideration of them. Councilman Keith Hartzell asked the administration to have the Historic Preservation Commission prepare talking points on the changes that council members could use in a door-to-door communication effort. Historic District resident Mark Crego praised the idea of notification by certified mail and urged council to consider the feedback of district residents and not of people outside the district.Not a Realtor: In public comment, Ocean City resident Dale Braun noted that he was appointed to the Ocean City Planning Board six weeks ago and that he does not work in real estate, construction or landscaping, owns no investment properties in Ocean City, and derives no income from Ocean City. “Meeting after meeting, you hear that only people who have a self-interest get appointed these days,” Braun said. “If I have one, I can’t figure out what that is.”Flood Prevention Requirement Appeals: Council gave final approval to an ordinance designating the Ocean City Planning Board as the body that will hear variance appeals related to flood damage prevention measures.Lifeguard Pension Commission Appointment: City Council approved the mayor’s appointment of Brian Booth as a member to the Ocean City Lifeguard Pension Commission. Booth is a senior lieutenant on the Ocean City Beach Patrol.Ice-Cream Vendor License: City Council voted 5-1 (with Councilman Mike DeVlieger dissenting) to award four bicycle cart licenses (to sell ice cream and beverages) to Cool Out LLC for $1,800 apiece (total $7,200). Cool Out’s owner is Romane McKenzie. DeVlieger had opposed the recent tabling of an ordinance dealing with the way vendor licenses are handled.last_img read more

first_imgInductees in the Ocean City High School Hall of Fame are honored during ceremonies Sunday. Robyn Fortsch, star basketball and softball player from the Class of 1983. She was a 1,000-plus point scorer in hoops and a key softball contributor, despite being hampered by serious injury. Despite missing more than half of her junior year, Robyn scored the fifth-highest point total in school history and averaged 17 points or more her junior and senior seasons.OCHS alums who are military veterans take part in the pre-game festivities Friday night at Carey Stadium before the football victory over Triton.The Hall of Fame ceremony and luncheon was the climax of the weekend, which included numerous events and activities beginning Friday night.It all began with a pregame “football rally” on the high school football practice field, two hours before kickoff of the Ocean City 45-0 Homecoming win over Triton. Music, face painting and hoagies and snacks including Johnson’s Popcorn were a few of the perks.Raider alumni who are veterans of the armed services were honored at midfield prior to the game, just before the playing of the National Anthem. Special recognition was given to Susan Rumer Peifer of the Class of ’64.On Friday Night, the Ocean City Education’s Red and White Social took place, an opportunity to “mingle with past and present Ocean City School District faculty,” according to the group’s Facebook page. The event took place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Josie Kelly’s Public House in Somers Point.Proceeds from the evening benefit OCEF.There was also a Homecoming Dance for the current high school students.Students enjoy themselves at a Homecoming Dance pre-party. (Photo courtesy of Jen Bowman) By TIM KELLYRed and White Weekend, Ocean City’s extended menu of Homecoming activities and events, climaxed on Sunday with the annual Ocean City Sports Hall of Fame Awards luncheon.A large crowd was on hand at the high school’s Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center to see some of the most legendary athletes (and a coach and a team) receive accolades for their heroics on the field, court or track.The inductees included longtime football Coach Gary Degenhardt, who won 101 games, the school record; and the 2010 baseball team, the first Ocean City baseball team to win a South Jersey title on the field, coached by Craig Mensinger.Craig Mensinger, coach of the 2010 championship baseball team, pays tribute to each of his former players.Degenhardt was a longtime OCHS football assistant who took over the head job in 1991. Beginning in 1994, he presided over an eight-year run of winning seasons that included five Cape-Atlantic League titles (he won six overall) and three South Jersey championships.The 1996 squad is widely regarded as the best team in Ocean City history, going 11-0 and winning the Group IV crown. It was ranked No. 1 in South Jersey and No. 3 in the state.Members of the 2010 baseball team captured the South Jersey championship.The 2010 baseball team finished 21-9, a school record for wins at the time. They beat Highland for the South Jersey championship and then won the state semi-final over Hopewell Township.The Hall enshrined the following individual athletes:Don Tarves, Class of 1960. Star of football, baseball, track and swimming. Many of his football records still stand almost 60 years later. The Raiders gridders went 19-7-1 in his three years on the varsity, including a Cape-Atlantic championship. Melody Sye, Class of 1984. Trailblazer of the O.C. girls cross country program, she’s the first girl to win a South Jersey championship in cross country, and also took titles on the track. Her cross country teams were 43-6 in dual meets and three straight Cape-Atlantic crowns. She was successful in both the distances and middle distances. Joe Myers, of the class of 1977, holds the school baseball record for 12 complete games in baseball. Myers completed 21 of the 27 in his career and sparked the Raiders to their first CAL title in 13 years. He was a versatile performer in football, playing quarterback, wide receiver and defense at varying times, and he led the basketball team in rebounds his junior year. Casey Beyel, three-sport star from the Class of 2007. She was an all-star in field hockey and lacrosse and starter in basketball. In four field hockey seasons, teams she played on won four CAL crowns two South Jersey titles and a state championship. Her hoops teams were 50-8 and won a pair of CAL titles. Her lacrosse teams won 26 straight in the CAL.Casey Beyel was a three-sport star from the Class of 2007.Joi Johnson, 1993 Class member. Scored more than 1,000 points in basketball and won the state championship in the high jump. She was a 61 percent shooter her senior year, still the record after 27 years. She also averaged nearly 10 rebounds and four steals per game. Scott Lipford, record-holder in football and track, and a starter on the basketball team. Member of the Class of 1997. In football, he caught 16 passes that went for TDs and racked up 1,710 career receiving yards. In track, his 400-meter record still stands.Scott Lipford, a 1997 graduate, set records in football and track.Lauren McHale, No. 2 on all-time girls soccer scoring list and the all-time assist leader. She was also a Meet of Champions titlist in track. Class of 1998 member. The track teams she was a member of went 36-1 in dual meets including four Cape-Atlantic titles. In soccer, she scored five goals in a game and had three assists in a game, twice. Miles Schoedler, Class of 2011 member, he is a two-time South Jersey Cross Country champ and a record-holder at 3,200 meters. He excelled in indoor track as well, taking state championships in the 800 and 1,600 meters. Jill Kozakowski, outstanding swimmer from the Class of 1998. She holds the only school record by a girl set before 2000, when the swim team was co-ed. Her school record in the 500 freestyle still stands more than 20 years after she set it. She also threw the discus and the javelin for the track team.last_img read more

first_imgThe boss of Firkins Foods has vowed to have 50 bakeries operating within the next two years – just months after saving 30 former Firkins Bakery shops from the administrator. The West Midlands bakery group – formerly Firkins Bakery – had to lay off 140 staff and shut 20 of its 53 stores when banks reduced credit last November.MD Ian Bolderston managed to buy back 30 stores from the administrator, saving 200 jobs, two years after he had rescued the West Bromwich-based chain from administration in 2006.Firkins has now opened a new shop in Walsall and plans another two openings in the area later this year. It has also refitted 15 of its shops in the last 18 months and plans to refurbish another six or eight in the next year. “We want to keep expanding,” said Bolderston. “Getting credit is not a problem now – 99% of my suppliers are still dealing with me.”He admitted that Firkins had had too many shops that were under-performing and which were in the wrong retail location.last_img read more

first_img April 15, 2001 Regular News Teagle to lead the Bar’s Center for Professionalism Teagle to lead the Bar’s Center for ProfessionalismBlan Teagle can cite two important mentors in his legal career. One is Florida Supreme Court Justice Major B. Harding, with whom he worked for several years on judicial education when Teagle was on the staff of the Office of the State Courts Administrator. The second is Kathleen Kearney, secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families and a former 17th Circuit Judge. Teagle, 41, has worked for her for the past 16 months as the director of education and training for the department. And that made the decision to apply to be the new director of the Bar’s Center for Professionalism difficult. Teagle began work on March 26, replacing Paul Remillard, the center’s first director, who left in February to open a mediation practice in Tallahassee. Teagle says that Remillard and current Assistant Director Terri Anderson, in carrying out the vision of the Commission and Standing Committee under Justice Harry Lee Anstead’s guidance, “really laid a solid foundation on which to build at the center.” He said that as much as he enjoyed the position at the Department of Children and Families, the center, poised as it was for new developments, left him “intrigued by the opportunity to come back and do something for the profession.” He was also looking forward to a chance to again work with Justice Harding, chair of the Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism. Harding headed the Florida Court Education Council when Teagle oversaw judicial education programs in the court administrator’s office. “I knew we would be philosophically aligned,” he said, and that proved a deciding factor. Teagle spent more than 12 years in the Office of the State Courts Administrator, leaving as the chief of court education. For the past 16 months, while at the Department of Children and Families, he has overseen certification programs in child welfare, protective investigation, and public assistance. He also helped to launch a District Legal Counsels’ and Child Welfare Legal Services Managing Attorneys’ Continuing Education Committee and helped that group design a curriculum planning process for continuing education. He oversaw the preservice requirements for new child welfare legal services lawyers as well. He says that his most significant achievement at the department was to initiate a major faculty development program to teach subject matter experts without a background in adult education how to do effective training. From late 1985 through early 1988, he was an associate at the Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon firm in Pensacola. Teagle is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and received his law degree from the University of Florida, where he was also editor in chief of the Law Review. He is currently working on a masters degree in “practical theology” through a distance learning program offered by Loyola University New Orleans. “Believe it or not,” he said, “involvement in this program was a factor in my decision.” What does a degree in theology have to do with attorney professionalism, you may ask? Teagle said Loyola has allowed him to declare his focus area in organizational leadership, employing a management style popularly known as “servant leadership,” the title of a bestselling management tome by Robert Greenleaf. Teagle says he began the masters program for no particular reason other than personal enjoyment, “a hobby instead of golf, and a lot cheaper than golf.” But, he believes that leadership through service is a hallmark of professionalism, and his studies have nicely complemented the professionalism and organizational development literature he was immersed in at work. He’s worked with the Center for Professionalism since its inception in his role at the court of overseeing education programs for judges. Teagle was also staff counsel for nine years to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and its predecessor, the Committee on the Standards of Conduct Governing Judges. In his new post, Teagle said he’s anxious to build on the center’s successful first four years. “During that four years, the center established an identity for itself and it went through an initial two-year phase of developing a lot of new education initiatives,” he said. “It did a lot of outreach to law schools, the profession and judges. “In the last two years, the center has concentrated on doing those initial things well,” he added. “Now the center is poised to take another step.” What exactly will be done is up to the commission. But Teagle said preliminary plans call for evaluating existing programs, finding ways to make them more meaningful to Bar members, tailoring programs to various practice areas and different size firms. “We want to involve more members of the Bar, including minority Bar members and sole practitioners in curriculum development,” he said. “We need to take existing curricula, which are good, and tailor them more specifically to the needs of various practitioners.” Outreach efforts will include trying to meet the needs of specific Bar sections and also getting more Bar members involved as professionalism course instructors, Teagle said.last_img read more

first_imgThe Foreign Ministry said all 362 Indonesians aboard the ship had been in healthy condition. Among the figure, some 27 of them have returned to Indonesia because their work contracts had expired and they had filled out health alert cards stating their good health. As of Friday – more than a month since the coronavirus emerged from Wuhan city in China – the death toll from the virus has surpassed 2,200 with more than 70,000 cases of infection reported worldwide. Indonesian authorities still claim that the country has zero coronavirus infections on its soil so far, though at least five Indonesian nationals are reported to have contracted the virus abroad. Four Indonesian crew members aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off Japan’s coast have tested positive for the virus and are currently under treatment. Meanwhile, one Indonesian worker in Singapore, who was admitted to a hospital after contracting the virus, was discharged and declared healthy on Tuesday.Topics : “We have been informed that 334 Indonesian crew members have decided to continue working with the ship,” Judha said on Friday.Previously, the government confirmed that there had been 362 Indonesian crew members aboard the MS Westerdam when the vessel docked in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville on Feb. 13 after being turned away by five countries on fears that passengers could be carrying the virus.[RA::Coronavirus: 362 Indonesians aboard Westerdam cruise ship healthy, minister says::https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/02/17/coronavirus-362-indonesians-aboard-westerdam-cruise-ship-healthy-minister-says.htmlConcerns over the coronavirus spreading from inside the cruise ship have been mounting after a 83-year-old American woman – who had been a passenger on the ship – tested positive for the virus upon landing in Malaysia from Cambodia on Feb. 14. More than 300 Indonesian crew members who remain aboard the MS Westerdam docked in Cambodia have decided to continue working with the cruise ship following the disembarkation of all passengers after they tested negative for China’s coronavirus.The Indonesian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that Cambodian authorities had given clearance for passengers and crew members of the cruise ship to go onward with their own journey after a reexamination found that none of those abroad the vessel had contracted the virus.Foreign Ministry director for the protection of citizens and legal entities overseas Judha Nugraha said that the MS Westerdam was scheduled to continue cruising on Saturday.last_img read more