Engineer crisis threatens safetyOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. A shortage of engineers in the rail industry could derail ambitious plans toimprove the infrastructure and rolling stock. A report by specialist recruiters Wynnwith Engineering claims the safetycrisis on the railways has damaged the image of the industry and is deterringengineers and graduates from seeking jobs in the sector. Its managing director Andy Pendlebury, said while attention had been focusedon safety, rolling stock and the infrastructure investment, “Attractingthe people to carry out the work could be the real challenge” A Railtrack spokesperson said, “We announced in December that we neededto recruit more engineers, but it is not in safety critical work.” The report was based on interviews with 25 rail companies. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article
July 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Basketball’s Sam Merrill Invited To Participate At Prestigious Camp Written by Tags: Bradley Beal/Chris Paul/CJ McCollum/Kemba Walker/Sam Merrill/Stephen Curry/USU Men’s Basketball/Victor Oladipo/Wake Forest University Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State men’s basketball senior guard Sam Merrill became only one of 15 point guards throughout the nation invited to participate at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp July 18-21 at Winston-Salem, N.C.This camp annually features the top 30 high school point guards from throughout the country and the top 15 collegiate point guards for an intense three days of training with NBA point guard Chris Paul at his alma mater, Wake Forest University.Paul will instruct players on skill development, film breakdown and life skills.Past attendees include Stephen Curry, Victor Oladipo, CJ McCollum, Bradley Beal and Kemba Walker.Merrill, the reigning Mountain West Conference player of the year, paced the Aggies in 2018-19 with a team-best 20.9 points per game while also leading the squad in assists (4.2 per game).With 1,568 career points, Merrill has the chance to be only the fourth Aggie to score at least 2,000 points in school history.
Written by Tags: Eastern Washington/Jacksonville State/James Madison/Kennesaw State/Maine/Montana State/NCAA FCS/North Dakota State/South Dakota State/UC Davis/Weber State Football/Wofford August 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Ranked Ninth In FCS Preseason Poll FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, the NCAA FCS coaches preseason poll was released while Weber State football cracked the top 10, checking at #9.The #1 team in the polls is defending national champion North Dakota State while James Madison is ranked second overall.Rounding out the top 10 are Weber State’s Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington, South Dakota State, UC Davis, another Big Sky Conference squad, Jacksonville State, Maine, Wofford and Kennesaw State is directly behind the Wildcats at #10.Also representing the Big Sky Conference in the polls is Montana State at #15.The Wildcats are coming off of back-to-back appearances in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs and will commence the season August 31 at San Diego State. Brad James
View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: First Sea Lord Share this article Photo: Admiral Tony Radakin and Admiral Philip Jones during the last act of the ceremony on the quarterdeck of HMS Victory 2019. Photo: Royal Navy The Royal Navy welcomed its new First Sea Lord in a formal ceremony aboard HMS Victory on June 19.Admiral Tony Radakin took over from Admiral Sir Philip Jones who stepped down after three years at the helm as First Sea Lord – and 41 years serving his nation.Jones formally handed over command of more than 30,000 men and women, more than 90 warships, nuclear submarines and support vessels, the helicopters and jets of the Fleet Air Arm and the elite Naval infantry of the Royal Marines to the man who has been Second Sea Lord since 2018 and before that Chief of Staff of the Joint Forces Command from 2016-2018.During his command, Adm Radakin will oversee HMS Queen Elizabeth deploying for the first time and the next of Britain’s aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, enter service.He will also lead as the Type 26 class of frigates takes shape along with the new River-class patrol vessels coming into service and the development of the future commando force.Within the submarine service, the new Dreadnought-class boats will begin to take shape while more Astute boats will join the fleet.“I absolutely believe that ours is a world class navy, full of brilliant people doing great things,” said the incoming First Sea Lord.“We are going to invest even more in the North Atlantic to maintain the freedom of maneuver for the nuclear deterrent; we will continue to become a proper, carrier task group navy; and we will develop a future commando force with more of our Royal Marines operating from sea, always ready to respond – whether that means for humanitarian assistance or war fighting.“We are going to use technology and innovation in a much bigger way than we have been to drive everything that we do.”
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute andthe Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in theWVU School of Medicine seek psychiatrists qualified forappointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, orProfessor rank. The successful candidates will be expected topractice at the main academic center, Chestnut Ridge Center inMorgantown, WV, or at one of several satellite clinical sites inthe states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Virginiaand additional sites to be determined based on expansion and growthof our services and sites. Other practice sites included areFairmont Gateway Clinic in Fairmont, WV; Sharpe Hospital in Weston,WV; United Summit Center WV locations in Clarksburg, Bridgeport,Buckhannon, Fairmont, Glenville, Grafton, Terra Alta, Kingwood,Morgantown, Philippi, Sutton and Weston.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the area ofpsychiatry. In addition to providing excellent patient care, thesuccessful candidate will also be actively involved in teachingmedical students, residents, and fellows. For appointment at theAssociate Professor or Professor rank, it is expected thatcandidates sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported researchprogram. Join us in changing WV’s future by having animmediate impact and serving the entire state of WV and thesurrounding region. Share your sense of purpose withus!Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginiamedical license. Candidates must be board certified/eligible inpsychiatry. For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professorrank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellentcommunication skills, and publications in high-impact journals arerequired. All qualifications must be met by the time ofappointment.The West Virginia University Rockefeller NeuroscienceInstitute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is expanding to include theclinical, research, and academic missions of Neurosurgery,Neurology, and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, among others.The Institute will spearhead efforts to develop innovativesolutions for West Virginians and those across the world withneurological and psychiatric conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s toParkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis to chronic pain,addictions, and traumatic brain injury.Neuroscience, including behavioral health and addiction, is one ofWVU Medicine’s Signature Programs – areas of opportunity that allowWVU Medicine to target major health disparities more aggressivelyin the state and continue to deliver real medical solutions thatwill have the most resounding impact on the citizens of WestVirginia.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. Through our eleven hospitals,five hospitals under management agreements, five institutes, andmore than 800 physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists, WVUMedicine provides comprehensive healthcare services to all of WestVirginia, Southeast Ohio, Western Maryland, and SouthwestPennsylvania. We are West Virginia’s largest healthcare providerand largest employer. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 activemedical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds ofthousands of people each year from across the state of WestVirginia and the nation .Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visit http://wvumedicine.org/rni/ andapply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers.For additional questions, please contact Pam Furbee, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] & UHA are AA/EO employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of anNSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.Notes To Applicants
“THE RIGHT TO KNOW WILL ECHO THROUGH THE HALLS OF JUSTICE” by: Dan Barton, Publisher of The New-Harmony Gazette. March 24, 2018What right does a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation have to keep information about the possible misuse of funds by their former director Stephanie Tenbarge from a formal Evansville Police Department investigation?One of the primary responsibilities of a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation’s Board of Trustees is to ensure that the organization complies with all federal, state, and local laws.Along with those responsibilities the trustees also act in a fiduciary capacity and maintain oversight of the nonprofit’s finances. They are accountable to their donors and to the general public. They are responsible for maintaining compliance with all laws. Most especially because they receive taxpayer dollars, as they have from Evansville taxpayers, and are allowed to exempt themselves and their properties from paying taxes, while others are required to pay in full, they should go the extra mile in compliance with the law.I admit that I’m a little off my beaten path, about 30 miles off, but sometimes issues that affect one community in Southwest Indiana also affect the rest of us. That would seem to be the case regarding ECHO of Evansville. Access to information, the financial records of ECHO Housing requested by the Evansville Police Department stemming from an allegation by an ECHO Board member. It concerns the possible misuse of reportedly $5,000 in ECHO funds by former Director Stephanie Tenbarge. The police request seems to be a reason.The Evansville Courier & Press broke this story several days ago and the City-County Observer quickly followed suit. Up until this writing ECHO’s Board of Trustees have refused to cooperate with the Evansville Police Department. Now the Evansville Town Council has been forced to take action by threatening to withhold all funding to ECHO until they allow for a full investigation, and for full disclosure of their financial records.I believe ECHO should open it’s booked to the police and the public. By soliciting and accepting public tax money, from $80,000 to $130,000 every year from Evansville alone, they became an extension of the government entity that they took the money from. They should follow the same rules that we expect our government to follow and come clean. Allow for full transparency. What is there to hide?Former President John F. Kennedy in a speech made on April 27, 1961, clearly delineated how we Americans view secrecy connected to the government in the United States. In this case, it should also apply to nonprofit organizations who take public money. Kennedy said:“The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”An observation that would seem apply equally as well to ECHO’s apparent attempt at delaying justice by obstructing a full and public investigation of its books.FOOTNOTE: The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing. The New-Harmony Gazette is a media partner of the City-County Observer. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Fred Kuester’s first store, seen here at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach, opened in 1937, in what was then a sparsely-developed part of town. Advertising itself as “the hardware store and more,” the business became a fixture in the retail community for decades as Fred Kuester, an Evansville native, gained a national reputation as a pioneer in the industry for his store designs, varied merchandise, and other innovations. Branches later operated on Diamond Avenue, Vann Avenue, in the North Park, Fairlawn and Lawndale shopping centers, and in venues as distant as Owensboro, Kentucky, before the business was phased out after the death of Kuester’s widow in 2000.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Limpet Tapes (Huntingdon, Cambs) has introduced the SIAT Paklet range of semi-automatic stretch wrappers. They are designed to meet all packaging requirements and also offer the flexibility to be upgraded to meet changing demands, says Limpet.The new modular system enables the Paklet machines to be customised to suit individual applications. The company has also launched a high-resolution ink jet printer called Merlin. It can print text, graphics and barcodes up to 70mm high at 300 dots-per-inch resolution onto outer cases and trays. The printer can be easily linked to existing systems, says Limpet.
Cake artist Lara Mason has unveiled a life-size cake of a baking fan who won a competition set by Lyle’s Golden Syrup.Emma Belben of South Petherton, Somerset, was gifted her baked doppelganger ahead of the final of the Great British Bake Off which airs tomorrow (30 October).“I couldn’t believe my luck when I found out I’d won the opportunity to have a cake made of myself. I’ll be watching the final this week with a slice of my face in hand – how surreal,” Belben said.The bust took six days to create and weighs in at a whopping 12kgs. The following ingredients went into making it:1.5kgs of Lyle’s Golden Syrup40 eggs2kgs of flour1kg Tate & Lyle sugar2kgs Tate & Lyle icing sugarMason’s former cake creations include a life-size sculpture of royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Harry Potter, television presenter Paul O’Grady and actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
The world’s population is predicted to reach 10.1 billion by 2100, according to a United Nations report released May 3, 2011. Much of the growth is expected to occur in Africa, where the population could triple to 3.6 billion by the end of the century.The figures for Africa are the most “disconcerting aspect” of the UN report, according to David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography and chair, Department of Global Health and Population at HSPH. He joined four other experts for an online discussion of the report on The New York Times website.“It took humankind more than 50,000 years to reach 1 billion, and now Africa alone will be adding more than that number in just four decades,” Bloom writes.Bloom says that the projected population growth poses immense challenges for Africa. “The first and most urgent is the challenge of absorbing large numbers into productive employment. Failure to do this will sink Africa more deeply into a poverty trap and could be a major source of social and political instability,” he writes. The second challenge, says Bloom, is to reduce fertility by making contraception more available to delay childbearing or to limit the number of children. “It also involves moderating the high rates of desired fertility seen in much of Africa, which will naturally occur as the status and education of women improve and couples increasingly recognize that they will be better off with smaller families,” he writes.Read The New York Times’ debate: “Can the Planet Support 10 Billion People?”