Website of the week: www.article13.com

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Website of the week: www.article13.comOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today The words ‘corporate social responsibility’ are often guiltily put to theback of an HR professional’s mind. We all know how important CSR is, butembarking on a CSR programme can seem like a major task. The website from CSRand sustainable development consultancy Article 13, provides a good one-stopshop for HR professionals who want to make their company more ethically-mindedbut don’t have much time to do it. As well as news, features, briefing papers,best practice case studies and a useful jargon-buster, you can download twoquestionnaires to help you assess the situation in your organisation and itsstrengths and weaknesses. Information is simply and clearly presented and itprovides a list of all the main trade bodies and institutes relating to CSR. Ifyou want to start immediately, click the carbon neutral link that will pointyou in the right direction for offsetting your contribution to CO2 emissions.At the moment, you can take out a two-month free trial to the service(registering requests minimum information and takes seconds) or there is anopportunity to obtain a 10 per cent reduction on the £350 annual subscription.And in case you are wondering, Article 13 takes its name from an agreement atthe 1992 Rio Earth Summit that called on businesses to help educate and changepeople’s attitudes and behaviour towards the environment. last_img read more

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Officials Observe Indian Naval Operations

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Officials Observe Indian Naval Operations View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Authorities May 11, 2015 Officials Observe Indian Naval Operations View post tag: Indian View post tag: Observecenter_img Share this article View post tag: officials Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command and Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief South Western Air Command witnessed naval operations by the Western Fleet at sea on 08 May 2015.Flying operations from on board INS Viraat and other fleet ships, weapon firings and other drills were demonstrated to the AOC-in-C in addition to joint exercise by IN ships IAF aircrafts. The exercise was aimed at enhancing cooperation between Indian Navy and Indian Air Force in western seaboard of India.The exercises were being conducted off the Gujarat coast. The Navy is also focusing attention on creating operational infrastructure in Gujarat.Vice Admiral SPS Cheema had earlier visited air stations under South Western Air Command for an interaction with the senior hierarchy and operation staff. With a considerable force, capable of operating and projecting air power at sea, South Western Air Command would be the primary cooperation air component of the IAF during naval operations in the Arabian Sea. Similarly, Indian Navy’s expanding air power and air defence capability at sea requires close cooperation between the two forces.[mappress mapid=”15924″]Image: Indian Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Operations View post tag: asialast_img read more

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First steel cut for Turkish LHD ship

first_img May 3, 2016 First steel cut for Turkish LHD ship Authorities Turkey began construction of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship with a steel cutting ceremony on April 30.Based on the Spanish Navy’s landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and designed by Navantia, the Turkish version of the ship will be named TCG Anadolu and have the pennant number L-408.Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, together with the Sedef shipyard which will construct the ship, on September 18, 2015, signed an agreement with Navantia under which the Spanish company will act as a technology partner.Apart from the design, Navantia will also deliver 5 sets of diesel generators and the IPMS (Integrated Platform Management System) which will be developed at its facilities in Cartagena.The Spanish company has already built three ships of this type, the Juan Carlos I for the Spanish Navy and two similar for Australia, HMAS Canberra and Adelaide.The Turkish version of the ship, which will be registered as a light aircraft carrier by the Turkish Lloyd, is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2021.With a displacement of 28,000 tonnes at full load and a length of 225 meters, the ship will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 21 knots. View post tag: Turkish Navy View post tag: TCG Anadolu Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today First steel cut for Turkish LHD ship View post tag: Navantialast_img read more

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Adjunct Professor, Computer Science Cybersecurity Programs

first_imgBriefly list your area(s) of research or teachingexpertise.(Open Ended Question)Please list all current certifications or licenses.(Open Ended Question) Posting DetailsPosting NumberA00126PClassification 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, Computer Science Cybersecurity ProgramsDoes this position require driving?NoContactContact Phone ExtContact EmailJob Summary/Basic FunctionLiberty University, School of Business is looking for Christcentered scholar-practitioners, able to assist with growing theB.S. Computer Science Cybersecurity program. This is an onlineadjunct position within the School of Business.Liberty is seeking educators with experience teaching in thefollowing areas:• Information Sciences and Systems• Software Development• Algorithms and Data Structures• Database Management Systems• Computer Architecture & Organization• Introduction to Linux• System Administration• Network Architecture & Protocols• Theory of Programming Languages• Operating Systems• Cybersecurity• Studies in Information Security• Modern Cryptography• Cybersecurity Operations• Ethical and Legal Issues with Cybersecurity• Governance, Risk Management and Compliance• Secure Software Engineering and Development• Software Testing and Code Review• Security Engineering• System Hardening• Web, Mobile, and Cloud Security• Ethical HackingMinimum Qualifications• At least 4 years of practical and recent experience in theCybersecurity field• Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering,Computer Science, Information Technology, or closely relateddiscipline from an accredited institution• Teaching experience at the university level.• Cybersecurity industry certifications including but not limitedto CISSP, GPEN, GSEC, OCSP, or similar difficulty certs.• Ability to work with a diverse population of faculty andstudents.Preferred Qualifications• Ph.D. or Doctorate in Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering,Computer Science• Curriculum development experience• Knowledge of program assessment and accreditation processes• Publications in cybersecurity related topics in peer-reviewedJournals• Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability and nationalrecognition in cybersecurityWork HoursVaries.Posting Date04/23/2018Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/14842Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum VitaeTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsCover LetterLetter of RecommendationCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

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Bay Avenue Construction Update

first_imgThe Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Work for the week of Oct. 7 to 11:By the end of the day on Oct. 4, the contractor will have set the final chamber on 31st Street about 40 feet short of Bay Avenue.All trenches on 31st Street will be backfilled and paved. On Monday, work will begin to turn north onto Bay Avenue. It is expected that one crew will be working between 31st and 30th streets for the duration of the week.Traffic:Bay Avenue will be closed between 34th Street and 24th Street. Traffic detours will be established to divert motorists to West Avenue.The map below depicts the northbound and southbound traffic pattern to be followed. Please obey all established traffic patterns. (Only local traffic will be permitted on Bay Avenue).Map depicts detour route in yellow during Bay Avenue construction. Motorists should watch out for detours on Bay Avenue during construction work.last_img read more

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News story: Education Secretary Damian Hinds meets Irish Education Minister

first_imgThe Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds was welcomed to Dublin on Thursday 6 September by Irish Minister for Education Richard Bruton, T.D. to reinforce the close relationship between the two countries and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.Secretary of State Hinds and Minister Bruton discussed the common challenges facing both countries’ education and training systems in a rapidly changing world.Both reiterated their commitment to maintaining the Common Travel Area, which, amongst other things, ensures reciprocal rights to access education at all levels for Irish and British citizens in each other’s countries.Minister Bruton and Secretary of State Hinds agreed that their officials will continue to work together to ensure that this access will be maintained after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. They also discussed continuing broader education cooperation.Other topics of discussion included Technological Universities, skills, both countries’ focus on maintaining excellent literacy and numeracy standards, how to ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds are given the best opportunity to fulfil their full potential – as well as the importance of integrating new technology in teaching to benefit both pupils and teachers.last_img read more

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Big fire at Morrisons bakery

first_imgA huge fire broke out at a bakery owned by Morrisons in Wakefield yesterday afternoon.Around 50 firefighters were on hand to tackle the blaze at the Rathbones Bakery on Stephenson Way, which saw plumes of black smoke drift across the nearby M1 and burnt buns and bread flying through the air.West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service reported that around 80% of the 86,000sq ft building was on fire and firefighters were working through the night to get the blaze under control. Some staff were treated for smoke inhalation, but there were no serious injuries reported.A spokesman for Morrisons told British Baker: “There was a fire at our Rathbones bakery in Wakefield. All colleagues were evacuated quickly and safely.” He added that the fire brigade was still in attendance on Monday morning, but there was no further news at present as they were unable to access the site as yet.Morrisons acquired the whole of the Rathbones Kear bakery business in 2007, when it bought out the 20% stake owned by bakery entrepreneur Harry Kear.last_img read more

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Symphonies and salsa

first_imgOn a recent spring evening, a group of Harvard musicians gathered near a faraway hotel pool. Their violas and violins echoed in the warm night air, alive with the sounds of salsa.“We got our instruments out, and the Cubans ended up improvising some salsa music, and they taught us how to dance,” said Diana Tsen ’11, a violinist with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO) who helped to organize a seven-day trip to Cuba that concluded earlier this month.The impromptu performance followed a formal concert earlier in the evening in Santa Clara, where members of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Santa Clara joined the HRO to perform composer George Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture,” a piece inspired by his trip to Havana in 1932, and filled with Caribbean themes.The HRO tours every four years. But this trip was more than just a relaxing getaway interspersed with musical interludes. It was an important cultural exchange, and statement.“One thing we all felt very strongly about was that this tour be musically and culturally significant,” said Tsen, adding that the group wanted to visit a challenging locale that was also “musically and intellectually stimulating.”Its director, Federico Cortese, agreed.“I thought that there are places in the world where … it is meaningful to go with an exceptional group of young people representing an exceptional institution. [In a place like Cuba] I really think you can be an excellent ambassador for the United States.”For decades, travel to Cuba from the United States has been strictly controlled. But in 2009 President Barack Obama eased travel restrictions on family members wishing to visit and send remittances to the country. Earlier this year, the Obama administration further relaxed travel rules, allowing religious, academic, and cultural groups to travel to the communist-ruled island nation.Music’s universality is helping to thaw icy relations between the two countries.Problems with timing and trouble finding a big enough plane forced the New York Philharmonic to cancel earlier plans to visit Cuba. But last year jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra made the trip for a series of concerts and performances.The visit by the Harvard students, the first U.S. university orchestra to play in Cuba since the embargo began, continued in that vein. Crowds filled the theaters to capacity, eager to hear the students perform both on their own and alongside Cuban musicians. Cortese was mobbed with well-wishers after each show, and flooded with requests for interviews by local media outlets.In the streets, said Tsen, the Cubans were warm and welcoming, saying, ‘The American people and the Cuban people, we like each other and we get along. People aren’t politics, so we are friends even though our governments don’t get along.”Rehearsals were a multicultural mix of Cubans and Americans directed by an Italian (Cortese) who addressed them in English and Spanish, and occasionally in German. Proud of their musical roots, the Cuban musicians weren’t shy about putting their own spin on Gershwin. During one rehearsal, they politely insisted that the rhythm of the piece be changed to reflect their musical heritage more accurately.“They were saying that Gershwin got the rhythm wrong,” said Cortese, who happily obliged and altered the beat.Tsen said the orchestra was drawn to Cuba’s own rich musical traditions, its classical music roots, and its complicated history. For decades, the Soviet Union’s alliance with Cuba meant access to strong classical music resources. But the collapse of the USSR in 1991 severed many of those rich musical ties.“You are left with these people who are very excited and very spirited about this genre of music but they have no access to these resources. and so we thought it would be really interesting for both parties to engage in this cultural exchange.”In Cuba, where music supplies are limited, even basic instrument repairs can prove challenging. Fortunately, the HRO arrived with a luthier in tow, tasked with keeping the group’s 12 rented cellos and seven double basses in working order. In addition to attending to the HRO students, she spent much of her time fixing the Cubans’ instruments.“They lack even the simplest things,” said Tsen, adding, “It was really cool to see they could achieve such a high level despite not having those resources that we take for granted.”Led by Cortese, the HRO performed free, sold-out concerts in Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, and Havana. The repertoire included Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1,” featuring soloist Damon Meng ’13, and Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9,” or  “From the New World.”The trip culminated with a concert in the Gran Teatro of Havana, where the group collaborated with the National Chorus of Cuba, the National Opera de la Calle, and soloists from Havana’s Superior Institute of the Arts on Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic “Ninth Symphony.” Performing Beethoven’s masterwork, with its theme of universal brotherhood, conveyed a vital message, said Cortese.“It’s the perfect piece when you have some kind of statement about peace and friendship of peoples. … I think that an American orchestra that goes there and plays Beethoven’s ‘Ninth’ has particular meaning.”The HRO also held music workshops with young musicians in Cienfuegos and Havana. At the Escuela de Arte Benny Moré in Cienfuegos, HRO members gave master classes to elementary-level students. At the Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán in Havana, they rehearsed Beethoven’s “Ninth” with a secondary-level orchestra.Cortese said he hopes to schedule similar tours in the future.“We can break barriers through music.”last_img read more

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Breen-Phillips Hall to host charity meal auction

first_imgIrish football coach Brian Kelly, professional specialist of finance Carl Ackermann and University Provost Tom Burish are among the 20 “campus celebs” who have donated dinners for the 31st annual Breen-Phillips Hall Meal Auction today benefitting Meals on Wheels of St. Joseph County.Co-commissioners of the dorm’s signature charity event, sophomores Anne O’Brien and Maggie Blaha, said they hoped to increase the event’s total proceeds from the $1,300 raised last year.“[Meals on Wheels] is based two miles away in South Bend; they make three meals a day and send them out in the morning with drivers to the houses of the elderly and homebound people in the town who can’t make their own food, seven days per week,” O’Brien said. “They don’t have very many drivers, and it’s pretty cash-strapped, so they rely really heavily on donations. We’d really like to make this year’s event big and raise a lot of money for them.”As part of the dorm’s efforts to raise more money through the event, Blaha said the team implemented some structural changes to this year’s auction.“In the past, we’ve actually done a live auction, so it was part live auction and part silent auction,” Blaha said. “This year, we changed it as part of our efforts to get more money for the charity. So the auction will be part raffle ticket for some of the gift baskets and then all silent auctions. So there won’t be any live auction, which we’re actually excited about because people can get more into it and get together in groups with their friends.”The meal portion will make up the silent auction, so groups will be able to sign up for a meal paid for by the “campus celeb” who donated it, O’Brien said. The raffle portion will be for gift baskets donated by various groups on campus and in the community.“As far as baskets go, we have Blackhawks tickets, signed pucks from a couple of Blackhawks players, a LuLuLemon giftcard, a LuluLemon gift basket, Vineyard Vines hats,” O’Brien said. “We contacted local restaurants to get gift cards, such as Jimmy John’s and Let’s Spoon, but the majority of it just came from donations. Each of the sections in BP donated a basket [and] our hall president and vice president both donated stuff.“For the meals, we just emailed professors and other people we thought people might want to eat a meal with. Each person specified how many people they wanted to take and where they wanted to go. For example, one was dinner for four at Sorin’s at the Morris Inn. So when people bid, they’ll be bidding the amount that the group will pay in total. So, if they bid $100, each person will be paying $25.”Some of those who have donated meals to the auction have also volunteered to donate in other ways, as well.“This year one professor promises that whatever the tab is, he’ll match that and donate it back to us,” Blaha said. “Ackermann did that last year, and that’s been really helpful.”Blaha said students will be able to use Domer Dollars to purchase raffle tickets, and that there would be several promotional events going on during the auction to encourage people to come.“At 5 o’clock, we’re having the campus Keurig representative come and give away free coffee,” Blaha said. “At six o’clock, Harmonia will be performing, and then around 7 o’clock we’re going to have the Vineyard Vines campus rep giving away sunglasses and croakies. So if you buy a ticket, you get to pick one out.”The auction will take place in the Dooley Room of LaFortune Student Center on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tags: BP, BP meal auction, Breen-Phillips, meal auction, meals on wheelslast_img read more

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Meet New Jersey Boys Star and Recovering Chocoholic Joseph Leo Bwarie!

first_imgAge: 36 Hometown: Sherman Oaks, CA “My background is Lebanese and Syrian, which could definitely be confused for Italian—they’re all about loud talking and big meals.” “I was visibly shaking in my audition for Jersey Boys. The real Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio were there, and It was the scariest. Definitely the most nerve-wracking scenario I’ve ever been in.” “I come from a retail family, so after school, I’d work at my dad’s store. There are pictures of me there at four, and apparently I decided my main job was to eat all the chocolate in the candy aisle.” Jersey Boys “If I drink some milk, so what? If I have two drinks, so what? It’s gonna be fine. Frankie’s a singer and I’m a singer, and I just need to sing and do the songs justice. But do I yell and scream at a basketball game? No.” Joseph Leo Bwarie Related Shows Current Role:  A showstopping Broadway debut as pitch-perfect Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys. Star Files View Comments from $59.00 “I played a homeless child on The Young and the Restless in the ‘80s. I sang ‘Imagine’ and I think it was Earth Day. Come on, it was a soap opera. John Lennon, homeless kid…it’s a tearjerker!” Stage Cred: Four years, 45 cities and over 1,000 performances as Frankie in the Jersey Boys national tour, originated the role of Chachi in the musical adaptation of Happy Days.last_img read more

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