Project aims to fill skills gap in transport sector

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A training scheme to encourage more young people into the transport industryis being rolled out nationally by logistics company Christian Salvesen. Ray Barnes, HR director of Christian Salvesen’s industrial division, saidthe sector is facing a massive skills shortage and the company decided it mustattract more young people to help it address the problem. “There is anational shortage [in the sector], and by 2005, there will be a shortfall of137,000,” he said. The Young Driver Training Scheme, successfully piloted in Northampton,allows young people aged 16 to 19 to train for a nationally-recognised NVQLevel 2 in Transporting Goods by Road, and to obtain their LGV Class C drivinglicence before the usual age of 21. Trainees accepted onto the 18-month schemewill be taught about all aspects of logistics, including warehousing,traffic-office administration and customer services. Successful trainees will be able to work as drivers to progress to their LGVC+E licence, and be given opportunities to move into traffic-office operationsand logistics management roles. Barnes said quality training and a clear career path will also help theindustry to appeal to a wider range of people, he said. Project aims to fill skills gap in transport sectorOn 5 Nov 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Preliminary Evidence for the Role Played by South Westerly Wind Strength on the Marine Diatom Content of an Antarctic Peninsula Ice Core (1980–2010)

first_imgWinds in the Southern Ocean drive exchanges of heat and carbon dioxide between the ocean and atmosphere. Wind dynamics also explain the dominant patterns of both basal and surface melting of glaciers and ice shelves in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas. Long records of pastwind strength and atmospheric circulation are needed to assess the significance of these recent changes. Here we present evidence for a novel proxy of past south westerly wind (SWW) strength over the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas, based on diatoms preserved in an Antarctic Peninsulaice core. Ecological affinities of the identified diatom taxa indicate an almost exclusively marine assemblage, dominated by open ocean taxa from the Northern Antarctic Zone (NAZ). Backtrajectory analysis shows the routes of air masses reaching the ice core site and reveals that manytrajectories involve contact with surface waters in the NAZ of the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas. Correlation analyses between ice core diatom abundance and various wind vectors yield positive and robust coefficients for the 1980–2010 period, with average annual SWW speedsexhibiting the strongest match. Collectively, the data presented here provide new evidence that diatoms preserved in an Antarctic Peninsula ice core offer genuine potential as a new proxy for SWW strength.last_img read more

Day 1 of the XFL Draft Sees Several Utah College Football Alums Selected

first_imgOctober 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Day 1 of the XFL Draft Sees Several Utah College Football Alums Selected FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTAMFORD, Conn.-Tuesday, the relaunch of the XFL conducted the first phase of its inaugural draft and several alums of Utah college football programs were selected.Technically, there is no specific site for the draft as all the activity occurred via conference call and only 90 seconds were permitted for teams to make their selections.The draft is occurring in phases as teams selected all their skill position players, followed by offensive lineman and front seven selections defensively.The top overall selection was made by the DC Defenders, who took former Ohio State star quarterback Cardale Jones.Jones was a 2016 NFL Draft 4th round selection by the Buffalo Bills who later spent time with the Los Angeles Chargers (2017-18) and Seattle Seahawks (2019).Former BYU tackle De’Ondre Wesley, who played for the Cougars from 2013-14, was also selected by the Defenders. Wesley had previously been a journeyman in the NFL, spending time with the Baltimore Ravens (2015-16), Buffalo Bills (2017-18; 2019) and Indianapolis Colts (2018).Former Southern Utah tackle Marquez Tucker was the fifth overall offensive lineman selected by the Houston Roughnecks.Tucker was an NFL Draft prospect this past April but after going undrafted, he signed a free agent deal with the Chicago Bears before his ultimate release in training camp.The Dallas Renegades, in making offensive line and  front seven selections, took Utah guard Salesi Uhatafe  as their eighth selection and Utah defensive tackle Sealver Siliga as their second choice among their front seven picks.Uhatafe played at Utah from 2014-2017 and made 38 starts in 52 career games for the Utes. He spent time with the Washington Redskins during the 2019 off-season before being released prior to the start of the regular season.Siliga starred for the Utes from 2008-2010 and was named honorable mention on the All-Mountain West Conference team in 2009 and 2010.Siliga was undrafted by the NFL in 2011, but spent time with the San Franciso 49ers (2011), Denver Broncos (2011-2012), Seattle Seahawks (2013; 2016), New England Patriots (2013-2015), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016-2017), Jacksonville Jaguars (2018) and, most recently, with the Salt Lake Stallions (2019) of the Alliance of American Football.The St. Louis BattleHawks selected former BYU defensive end Corbin Kaufusi with their 10th, and last, overall selection among their front seven choices.Incidentally, reports suggest the New York Jets have signed him to their practice squad Tuesday. Kaufusi has been with the New Orleans Saints during the 2019 off-season after going undrafted during the 2019 NFL Draft this past April.During his collegiate career at BYU (2016-2018), Kaufusi netted 16 sacks and 18.5 tackles for a loss. Kaufusi starred at nearby Timpview High School in Provo prior to his time with the Cougars.In conclusion, the Seattle Dragons, among their front seven selections, took a pair of Utah alums in defensive end Tenny Palepoi and defensive tackle Pasoni Tasini.Palepoi, a product of Salt Lake City’s Skyline High School, starred at both Snow College and Utah. He then was picked up by the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He was with the Chargers from 2014-2017  and then spent time with the Buffalo Bills (2018) and the Salt Lake Stallions (2019).In his pro career, Palepoi has one sack, a fumble recovery and 53 total tackles.Tasini played at Utah in 2015 and 2016, earning honorable mention Pac-12 honors in 2016 after posting 9.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a safety.Following the 2017 NFL Draft when he went undrafted, Pasini signed with the Arizona Cardinals, staying with the squad through 2018. During his time with the Cardinals, he posted one assisted tackle in 2018.The draft concludes Wednesday with an open pool. This will last until all 71-team rosters have all positions filled.The XFL’s second inaugural season, following its hiatus after the 2001 season, will commence in February 2020. Tags: XFL Draft Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

BW Offshore: Extension agreement for Cidade de São Vicente

first_img BW Offshore: Extension agreement for Cidade de São Vicente. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay) BW Offshore has received a notice from Petrobras that they exercise their right to extend the lease and operation agreement of BW Cidade de São Vicente with 48 days. With this the contract will expire on 11 June 2020.BW Offshore has commenced planning for demobilisation of the unit from the field and is considering temporary lay up in Brazil.BW Cidade de São Vicente commenced operation for Petrobras in 2009 and has been utilised as a well test facility for the client on multiple locations offshore Brazil. Source: Company Press Release Extension agreement for Cidade de São Vicentelast_img

US Navy Combat Logistics Force Ships Underway for Talisman Saber Exercise

first_img View post tag: Talisman View post tag: Defense View post tag: Exercise July 22, 2013 Navy Combat Logistics Force ships USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) and USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) are steaming off the coast of northeastern Australia this week, providing vital logistics support to U.S. and Australian ships participating in Talisman Saber 2013.Thousands of U.S. and Australian military forces took to the air, land, and sea in and around northeastern Australia for the two-week exercise. Operating as a Combined Joint Task Force, Talisman Saber 2013 focuses on combined operations, as well as responding to humanitarian emergencies or natural disasters. The exercise includes both live and computer-simulated scenarios.CLF ships are shadowing vessels from the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group and USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, which will conduct bilateral training with ships from the Royal Australian Navy.USNS Charles Drew conducted its first underway replenishment operation with Australian fleet replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius (O-266) July 18. CLF ships are also scheduled to resupply Royal Australian Navy light cruisers HMAS Perth (D-29) and HMAS Sydney (D-48).CLF ships’ role in the exercise will conclude July 29.Personnel from Singapore based Military Sealift Command Far East’s logistics directorate work closely with counterparts from Australia’s navy throughout the exercise. MSCFE’s Combat Logistics Force officers – who operate a centralized, one-stop shop for Navy combat logistics force ships – manage the delivery of commodities to both U.S. Navy and Australian ships at sea.Jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and ADF headquarters Joint Operational Command, Talisman Saber 20l3 will incorporate U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, the ADF, as well as other government agencies from each country.MSC operates approximately 110 noncombatant, U.S. Navy civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world, and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.[mappress]Press Release, July 22, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Combat US Navy Combat Logistics Force Ships Underway for Talisman Saber Exercise Share this article View post tag: Force View post tag: logisticscenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: underway View post tag: Saber View post tag: US View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Combat Logistics Force Ships Underway for Talisman Saber Exercise Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: shipslast_img read more


first_imgBelow are the felony cases to be filed by the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office today.Nijel T. Ervin: Battery against a public safety official (Level 6 Felony)Tianna Lynn Miles: Battery against a public safety official (Level 6 Felony), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), Disorderly conduct (Class B misdemeanor)Shawn Eugene Bourland: Conspiracy Theft (Level 6 Felony), Theft (Level 6 Felony)John R. Perry: Domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury (Level 6 Felony), Domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor)Jeanette D. Davis: Auto theft (Level 6 Felony), Theft (Class A misdemeanor)David Alexander Salmon: Auto theft (Level 6 Felony), Criminal mischief (Class B misdemeanor), Criminal mischief (Class B misdemeanor), Leaving the scene of an accident (Class B misdemeanor)Tyrone Armstead: Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), Disorderly conduct (Class B misdemeanor)Steven Ryan Mitchell: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Level 6 Felony), Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (Class A misdemeanor)Joshua Wayne Bowen: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person with a passenger less than 18 years of age (Level 6 Felony), Operating a vehicle with an ACE of 0.15 or more with a passenger less than 18 years of age (Level 6 Felony)Curtis Wayne Bogard: Resisting law enforcement (Level 6 Felony), Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Level 6 Felony), Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (Class A misdemeanor), Leaving the scene of an accident (Class B misdemeanor), Reckless driving (Class C misdemeanor)Joshua Oryan Eakins: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Level 6 Felony)Casey George Schmitt: Intimidation (Level 5 Felony), Criminal confinement (Level 6 Felony), Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor)Timothy Wayne Bryant: Domestic battery (Level 6 Felony)Barbara Gail Siegert: Operating a vehicle with an ACE of 0.15 or more (Level 6 Felony), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), Operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility (A infraction)Margaret Mae Avis: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Theft (Class A misdemeanor)James Edward Mayhugh: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Justin Dean Prince: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Chad Anthony Vogt: Operating a vehicle with an ACE or 0.15 or more (Level 6 Felony), Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (Class A misdemeanor)Dinicco Tarez Stith: Operating a vehicle with an ACE of 0.15 or more (Level 6 Felony), Speeding (C infraction), Driving left of center (C infraction)Davy Lee Brantley: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Possession of a narcotic drug (Level 6 Felony)Paul Anthony Hammonds: Domestic battery (Level 5 Felony), Domestic battery by bodily waste (Level 5 Felony), Battery by bodily waste (Level 6 Felony), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor), Disorderly conduct (Class B misdemeanor)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Struggling businesses needed for TV show

first_imgThe television production company behind BBC2 programme The Fixer is looking for struggling businesses for a new television series.Twofour Broadcast wants to speak to companies that are worried about the future of their business or finding it tough in the current economic climate.As part of the television series, an experienced business advisor would help those with concerns about their future.If you are interested, please contact Naomi on 0207 438 1851 or email [email protected]last_img

Dead & Company Announces Partnership With Nugs.Net For Concert Downloads, Live Streams

first_imgWith the Dead & Company summer tour just two days away, the Grateful ensemble has announced an exciting new partnership with to provide high quality downloads of each and every show from the tour! Fans will remember that quality recordings were notably absent from Dead & Company’s debut fall tour in 2015, so these recordings look to be esteemed items for any collector of Grateful Dead music.The new website for all Dead & Company show media is, which already has audio posted for the band’s 2016 debut at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Expect recordings from each and every tour date to be archived on the site.In addition to the downloads, Dead & Company has announced a live stream for their upcoming performance on June 21st at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. More information about that webcast can be found on the website as well.Dead & Company tour kicks off on Friday, June 10th at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC. We can’t wait![H/t JamBase]last_img read more

PTSD doubles diabetes risk in women

first_imgWomen with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who don’t have PTSD, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.The longitudinal cohort study provides the strongest evidence to date of a causal relationship between PTSD and type 2 diabetes. Results were published online January 7, 2015 in JAMA Psychiatry.The researchers analyzed survey data collected between 1989 and 2011 from 49,739 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II and found a dose-response relationship: the greater the number and severity of PTSD symptoms, the greater a woman’s risk of type 2 diabetes. Four percent of the nurses reported the highest number of PTSD symptoms By age 60, nearly 12 percent of women with the highest number of PTSD symptoms had developed type 2 diabetes, whereas fewer than 7 percent of women with no trauma exposure had diabetes.Antidepressant use and elevated body mass index accounted for nearly half of the increased risk of type 2 diabetes, or 34 and 14 percent, respectively. On the other hand, smoking, diet quality, alcohol intake, and physical activity did not explain the association.One in nine women will have PTSD at sometime over the course of her lifetime—twice the rate of men. Women are also more likely to experience extreme traumatic events like rape that carry a high risk for the disorder. Read Full Storylast_img read more