Top job Jacqui Roynon, head of HR, Home Farm Trust

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. TheHome Farm Trust, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, hastaken on Jacqui Roynon as head of HR. She joins from cerebral palsy charityScope, where she worked as HR manager for six years. At Scope, she was responsiblefor develop-ing and delivering an HR strategy for five operating areas. Shealso has private sector experience from HR posts at Tesco, Cable & Wirelessand Gallileo.Whatwill be the duties in your new role?I’mresponsible for the overall organisational HR strategy for Home Farm Trust(HFT), including all aspects of resourcing, learning and reward, and health andsafety management.Whatdo you hope to achieve in your new role? HFTis in the midst of a massive change, and is undergoing major serviceredevelopment as part of its five-year strategic plan. As a member of theoperational management team, I hope to enable the organisation to develop andimplement people strategies to support these developments.Whichaspects of the job are you most looking forward to?Workingwith a group of individuals who are focused on, and dedicated to, improving thelives of people with learning disabilities.Whatis the strangest situation you have been in at work?Tobrighten up a dull training course, I was challenged to weave song lyrics fromthe Rocky Horror Show into a presentation without the tutor noticing. Isucceeded.Howdo you think the role of HR will change over the next five years?Asbasic HR systems and processes are increasingly automated and outsourced, Ibelieve the effective HR specialist of the future to be even more focused ondeveloping specific people strategies to deliver the overall business goals.Whois the ultimate guru?Thereis no one single person I would describe as the ultimate guru. I have beeninspired by a number of people in my life – mostly ordinary people in ordinarysituations, acting in extraordinary ways.Whatis your essential viewing?TheToday programme for my life at work, and Sponge Bob Square Pants for my life asa mum.Whatis the best thing about Human Resources?Thediversity and complexity of the subjects we get involved in, and the positiveimpact we can have.Andthe worst?Thedarker parts of human nature you sometimes have to deal with.Whatis the greatest risk you have ever taken?Abseilingdown a rock face in Devon.Whatis the essential tool in your job?Theability to ask the right questions at the right time and listen to the answer.Whatadvice would you give to people starting out in HR?Geta broad base of experience in different types of organisations and industrysectors before specialising.Doyou network?Yes– but I could (and should) do moreIfyou could do any job in the world, what would it be?ColinFirth’s personal assistant. Whowould play you in the film of your life and why?JulieWalters, because she is my favourite actress, and she might even be able tomake me seem cool.Roynon’sCV2003Head of HR, Home Farm Trust1997HR manager, Scope1995HR officer, Galileo1993HR officer, Mercury Communications1990Personnel planning officer, Tesco Stores Previous Article Next Article Top job Jacqui Roynon, head of HR, Home Farm TrustOn 11 Nov 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Utah College Sports Schedule: 3/30

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballSalt Lake C.C. 4 Colorado Northwestern 3Salt Lake C.C. 10 Colorado Northwestern 0Pepperdine 13 BYU 6Dixie State 14 Hawaii-Hilo 12Utah Valley 10 Texas-Rio Grande Valley 1Oregon State 9 Utah 5SoftballSouthern Utah 9 Northern Colorado 4Northern Colorado 12 Southern Utah 4Snow College 5 USU-Eastern Utah 4Salt Lake C.C. 21 Colorado Northwestern 1North Dakota State 4 BYU 2Sacramento State 4 Weber State 3Snow 12 USU-Eastern Utah 11Salt Lake C.C. 14 Colorado Northwestern 0Nevada 8 Utah State 1Weber State 4 Sacramento State 3Seattle U. 9 Utah Valley 3UCLA 7 Utah 3Arizona State 7 BYU 0Seattle U. 5 Utah Valley 0 March 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah College Sports Schedule: 3/30 Tags: Baseball/BYU/Dixie State/Salt Lake C.C./Softball/Southern Utah/Utah/Utah Valley/Weber State Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

UK Navy’s Vessels Get Restoration Funds

first_img View post tag: UK Navy View post tag: News by topic Authorities October 21, 2014 View post tag: vessels View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval UK Navy’s Vessels Get Restoration Funds View post tag: funds View post tag: HMS Caroline View post tag: get View post tag: Landing Craft Tank LCT 7074 View post tag: Restoration More than £12m will be spent saving two of the Royal Navy’s last survivors from the greatest naval clashes of the 20th Century.Apart from spending the bulk of the cash – £11.5m – to turn HMS Caroline into a museum in Northern Ireland, £1m will be spent on the first stage of saving Landing Craft Tank LCT 7074 – one of only around ten vessels left from D-Day in 1944.Currently sunk in a dock in Birkenhead, she will be raised and brought to Portsmouth Naval Base – with the long-term goal of restoring her.Both ambitious projects are being spearheaded by the National Museum of the Royal Navy which is determined to see both vessels turned into living memorials to the men who fought – and died – in them.Heritage Lottery Fund money has come to the aid of Caroline to turn her into a world-class heritage centre in Belfast’s rejuvenated Titanic Quarter.Once restored, in time for the 100th anniversary of Jutland in 2016, visitors will be able to see Caroline’s bridge with her original compasses and telegraphs; the engine rooms with four Parson’s turbines still in position and many other aspects of the ship’s living quarters which have remained unchanged in 100 years.The cruiser’s later life – including time as a command centre during World War 2 – will also be celebrated as part of the museum project, which is being overseen by the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.HMS Caroline is quite simply one of the world’s most significant historic fighting ships. To conserve her and open her to the public as a shared space, museum and cultural hub in Belfast is hugely significant to the people of all Ireland,said Prof Dominic Tweddle, Director General of the National Museum.As for LCT 7074, the National Memorial Heritage Fund has come to the initial rescue with £916,000 to help conservation plans.She was one of around 800 vessels used to disgorge armour on to the Normandy beaches in the summer of 1944.After a two-day operation to raise her – she was subsequently turned into a floating clubhouse and nightclub before finally falling into disrepair – she is due to be brought to Portsmouth while plans are developed and more funding is sought to conserve, restore and interpret her for public view, with the National Museum having initial talks with its affiliate, the D-Day Museum, to incorporate the ship as part of a revamp ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion in 2019.As far as we can tell, LCT 7074 is the last of these vital workhorses known to have participated in D-Day,said Prof Tweddle.They were the backbone of the fleet, carrying up to ten Sherman tanks, and transported almost all of the tanks, heavy artillery and armoured vehicles landed in Normandy which allowed the amphibious force to win major engagements and remain equipped to fight for months without a friendly port.The importance of D-Day cannot be underestimated, the liberation forces which landed on the beaches at Normandy were a prelude to victory in Europe and this humble, but vital ship, played a significant role for the Royal Navy.Also her sheer size – a 600-ton ocean-going vessel capable of carrying ten 30-ton armoured vehicles – challenges the common perception that landing craft were small assault craft.[mappress mapid=”14137″]Press release, Image: UK Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Navy’s Vessels Get Restoration Funds Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant or Associate Professor, Business Information Systems and Analytics

first_imgThis is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associatelevel in the Department of Business Information Systems andAnalytics. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellentcompetency utilizing innovative pedagogical techniques to teachundergraduate and graduate level courses in information systems,information technology, and analytics. Candidates will be expectedto teach face-to-face and online classes. Other responsibilitiesrequired for tenure include, but are not limited to: studentadvising, student mentoring and recruitment, curriculumdevelopment, additional scholarly activities such as grantsmanshipand article reviews, engaging in accreditation procedures, serviceto the department, Deese College of Business and Economics,University and to professional organizations.last_img read more

Oxford at number two in world rankings

first_imgThe University of Cambridge was five places below, coming in in seventh, whilst Imperial College London was the only other British university to make the top ten, coming in 10th position.Despite these successes, a number of UK universities were ranked lower than in recent years. Traditionally well-respected universities such as Manchester and Bristol fell from 48th to 58th place, and from 66th to 79th place respectively. University College London has also slipped to 21st from its position in 17th last year.The disproportionate success of Oxbridge and the London universities, however, has led to concerns that funding and research have become too focused on this so-called “golden triangle”, which has reduced the available resources for universities in the rest of the country.Phil Baty, editor of the rankings, commented, “On the whole, the UK has had a very stable year, with little overall change to its position behind the US as the world’s second best higher education nation. This is good news after stark evidence of decline in last year’s rankings.“But there are still concerns for our world-leading ‘brand name’ institutions: Imperial College London, University College London plus the universities of Manchester and Bristol have all slipped to varying degrees.”Dr Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group, which represents 24 top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, said, “The Government was right to protect research spending and talk up the importance of science and research for the future growth of the UK.”“But investment in the UK still lags far behind the US, China and many other Western European countries. And the global race is hotting up – with many Asian universities continuing to climb up the rankings.”Oxford students Rebecca Fynn and Rosanna Holdsworth told Cherwell, “Although we’re pleased that Oxford has done so well, it shouldn’t be at the cost of other universities’ success.”Another student at Oxford, who wished to remain anonymous, also commented, “I don’t really care about the success of other universities. Oxford does well because they choose bright students who work hard, and spend a lot of time and money on research. We deserve to do well, and we do.”last_img read more

Lincoln bans spirits during freshers’

first_imgDrinks containing any spirits, irrespective of strength, are prohibited at Entz-run events in Lincoln College for freshers’ week, with the possibility of an extension for the whole year.The college notified the JCR President and Head Entz Rep via email that they are only allowed to serve wine, beer and cider at Entz events. Whilst Entz can serve wine of 12-13 per cent, they cannot sell a VK at 4 per cent strength. One Lincoln College undergraduate commented, “This is clearly symptomatic of a poorly thought-through policy. A ban on spirits is likely to drive pre-drinking up, as many freshers would normally drink mixers and not wine, beer or cider.  Lincoln College junior deans and the JCR President did not respond to requests for comment. “It is likely that freshers used to drinking spirits will simply bring hip flasks and spike soft drinks with an unregulated quantity of spirits. Lincoln Entz has been subject to strict spirit controls in the past, with the junior deans regulating the mixing of drinks. The college threatened the JCR with a blanket drinks ban last year as well as an attempted ban of the Hilary Term bop. Another Lincoln College undergraduate commented, “I think the ban is a direct attack on the newly arrived freshers meant to press the college’s authority upon them.”  Freshers were not informed in advance of the spirit ban. The latest developments follow threats of a total drinks ban within college last year.  “It is yet another attempt to undermine the student body of the college alongside the failure to develop the newly bought buildings in a way that is actually going to benefi t the college community.”  “It is much more expensive to buy large quantities of alcohol by volume when Entz is restricted to buying wine, beer and cider”. last_img read more

School Board Honors Spelling Bee Winners, Maintenance Staff

first_imgThe Ocean City Board of Education took time out before their monthly meeting on Wednesday to honor the winners of the third-grade spelling bee at Ocean City Primary School and to recognize the maintenance and grounds crew employees who toiled through the summer on the primary school renovation.The board applauded winner Bria Condella, runner-up Brenden Bergman and second runner-up Michael Welsh. Each of the students is a fourth-grader at Ocean City Intermediate School. They competed in the spring as third-graders.The board also recognized the workers who helped facilitate a major renovation of the primary school by clearing areas of the building of furniture and supplies, cleaning them after work was complete, and putting them back in place — among a host of other tasks necessary to keep the project on schedule.Some of the honored employees are pictured below. Ocean City Primary School Spelling Bee 2015 winner Bria Condella and second runner-up Michael Welsh with Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, School Board President Joe Clark and Primary School Principal Cathleen Smith.last_img read more

OCPD Honors Marathoner for Running Town’s Perimeter

first_imgBy TIM KELLYLike thousands of other top marathon runners, Britt Miller was disappointed when the 124th running of the Boston Marathon was postponed recently and ultimately canceled on Thursday.Miller, 34, a part-time resident of Ocean City, had trained and qualified for the historic race, which would have been her 35th time competing over 26.2 miles. But her planned trip to Beantown, like so many other plans and events, was wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Instead of feeling sorry for herself, Britt took matters into her own hands by creating her own marathon – a run around the perimeter of Ocean City, which she completed last Sunday.Hearing of the accomplishment, the news of which blew up on social media earlier this week, the Ocean City Police Department and members of the local running community honored her with a “piece of the Boardwalk” trophy and other swag at a ceremony Friday in front of the Music Pier.“Many OCPD members are avid runners and we can relate to canceled races, and transitioning into different workouts and fitness routines during this time,” said Lt. Pat Randles, a spokesman for the police department.“We felt that Britt should be recognized for her unique accomplishment,” Randles added.The 2020 annual Cop Chase 5K run in Ocean City befell the same fate as the Boston Marathon.Using route-plotting software, Miller’s husband Ian Kelly traced the perimeter of Ocean City, starting at the south end of the Boardwalk.Heading north, the route covered the entire perimeter of the town. Every lagoon, the Corson’s Inlet area and even the abandoned railroad tracks leading into town were part of the route. And, naturally, stretches of beach and boards.The most amazing part of the plotting exercise was the realization that the loop course covered almost the exact same distance as her canceled marathon’s route from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Prudential Center in downtown Boston: 26.2 miles.When Britt Miller and her husband Ian Kelly plotted the course for her run, they were amazed to see the distance come out to the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. (Photo courtesy of Britt Miller)It all began recently when a friend of Miller’s, Michael Gagliardi, traced Philadelphia’s city limits. Miller and Kelly, who reside full-time in Center City Philly, thought it would be fun to do a similar perimeter jaunt around Ocean City, where Miller’s parents George and Missy have a second home.Over Memorial Day weekend, the couple walked and biked the course on Saturday, declaring it plausible to actually run. And at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, Miller set off.With a personal record of 3 hours, 27 minutes and 10 seconds in the Philadelphia Marathon under her belt, Miller took the O.C. perimeter run more as a fun training jog, and finished in 4:35.That doesn’t mean her invented marathon was without adventure.“When we went over the course prior to running it, the tide was low,” Miller said. “That wasn’t the case on Sunday.”As a result, Miller found herself facing ocean water up to a line of trees at Corson’s Inlet.“I had to scramble over and around a bunch of trees,” much to the amusement of the surf fishermen looking on, she said.Also challenging were the narrow lagoon streets. However, the veteran marathoner who, in addition to Boston, has finished such iconic marathons as New York City, Chicago, Rome, Lisbon and Disney World, was equal to the challenge.“I brought some (snacks) along and my husband met me at the golf course and brought me a banana.”Afterward, Miller’s account of the run on social media attracted a lot of attention, including that of OCPD Sgt. Pat Walsh, who alerted Randles.“As we speak of physical and mental health and the importance of resiliency, we can appreciate even more the accomplishments of individuals like Britt,” Randles said.Britt Miller reacts to receiving her “piece of the Boardwalk,” a plaque made from Ocean City’s famous wooden way, from Officer Jen Elias and Lt. Pat Randles of the OCPD.For her part, Miller said she hopes more of her fellow members of the running community will look for positive ways to help fill the void in their race schedules during the pandemic.“There are a lot of things you can do (as an alternative to conventional road races),” said Miller, a digital product manager for the conglomerate URBN in Philly. “Perimeter runs like I did or running all the streets in a city or town. There’s no limit.”Randles, along with Officer Jen Elias and the city’s race coordinator, Lisa Rumer, took part in Friday’s ceremony to recognize Miller’s Ocean City run. Also in attendance were Miller’s parents and sister Mary Clare. Miller received runner’s swag donated by the Sneaker Shop and special presentations from the police.Miller said she never expected her one-person marathon to gain so much attention. “I’m thankful and honored,” to receive the recognition, she said.“I’ve been coming to Ocean City my whole life and to receive a piece of the Boardwalk, one of my favorite places, is special. I’ll keep and display it forever,” she noted. OCPD Officer Jen Elias, left, Lt. Patrick Randles and Lisa Rumer, far right, present Britt Miller with Ocean City-themed items commemorating her marathon run around the resort.last_img read more

The Obamas Meet the Youngers! See the First Family’s Date Night at A Raisin in the Sun

first_img A Raisin in the Sun Star Files Denzel Washington Show Closed This production ended its run on June 15, 2014 Related Showscenter_img Anika Noni Rose View Comments Denzel Washington and the cast of A Raisin in the Sun had two extra special guests in the audience on April 11: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama! The first family arrived in New York City in style (in fact, the whole block was closed off for their visit!) then headed to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to see the beloved drama by Lorraine Hansberry unfold. Set in Chicago (where the President calls home), A Raisin in the Sun chronicles the life of an African-American family in the 1950s struggling to make ends meet. Check out this Hot Shot from People magazine of the whole cast meeting the Obamas, then see them in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway!last_img read more

Peruvian Military Personnel Honored for Historic 1997 Rescue Mission

first_imgBy Dialogo June 13, 2016 The MRTA reached prominence during the 1980s, when it had as many as 1,000 combatants. According to Retired Army General Eduardo Fournier, the MRTA’s activities were concentrated in the Amazonian regions and the Andean departments of Pasco, Junín, Cusco, and Puno. The Commandos used explosives simultaneously in three rooms on the first floor. The first explosion killed three hostage-takers. Through the hole created by that blast and the other two explosions, 30 Commandos stormed into the building, chasing the surviving MRTA members to stop them before they could reach the second floor. Commandos killed all 14 MRTA terrorists during the assault, during which 71 of 72 hostages were rescued. Carlos Giusti Acuña, a member of the Supreme Court, was the lone hostage who died, along with two Commandos. A daring rescue The awards honored the important role the Military plays in fighting terrorism, a battle that is shared by the Armed Forces and civil authorities, according to Council for Peace President Francisco Diez-Canseco. “The value found in [the commanders’] actions is greater than any problem. The unity they demonstrated in order to come out unscathed is an example for the country and represents Peru’s success over terrorism.” Shortly after the takeover, the International Committee of the Red Cross began acting as an intermediary between the Peruvian government and the terrorists. The hostages included several high-ranking Peruvian Military officials, including Máximo Rivera, the chief of the Peruvian Police’s Counter-Terrorism Office, and former chief Carlos Domínguez. Other hostages included Alejandro Toledo, a future president of Peru. The 24 Japanese hostages included President Fujimori’s mother and younger brother. Importance of teamwork The MRTA conducted attacks on law enforcement, kidnappings, bank robberies, and car bombings. “Currently, the MRTA – in contrast with Shining Path – has not shown any activity in the cities where they were operating,” said Retired Gen. Fournier, emphasizing the importance of intelligence gathering in the fight against terrorism. Retired Army General José Williams Zapata, who was in charge of the Military operation, remembers that teamwork was crucial for the operation’s success. “We know exactly what we had to do to successfully work as a team. We were a team from the Armed Forces with the best specialists, and we had to spring into action in order to achieve our objectives.” The terrorists, who were armed with AKM rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, explosives, and dynamite, demanded the release of 465 of their incarcerated counterparts, the abolition of what they alleged were cruel and inhumane conditions in Peruvian prisons, and a revision of the government’s free market reforms. The terrorists released most of the hostages soon after the attack but kept 72. In the final phase of the coordinated assault, another group of Commandos emerged from two tunnels that led to the residence’s backyard, where Soldiers quickly scaled the ladders that had been placed for them. They blew out a grenade-proof door on the second floor so hostages could be evacuated through it. They also made two openings in the roof to allow Commandos to kill the MRTA terrorists upstairs before they could execute the hostages. Astudillo highlighted the efforts of the Chavín de Huántar Commandos, who trained day and night for the mission. They even practiced storming a replica of the Japanese Embassy while blindfolded. César Astudillo – then-Inspector General of the Army and the eldest of the officers who participated in Operation Chavín de Huántar – emphasized that rescuing the hostages was the primary goal to prevent the terrorists from reaching their goal of bringing “a nation to its knees”. The rescue operation’s success turned the Commandos into an example of leadership and decisiveness for the country’s future Military generations, he added. The terrorist attack After he was freed, Toledo said what the MRTA really wanted was an amnesty that would allow its members to participate in public life. He said that any attempt to rescue the hostages by force would be dangerous because the terrorists were heavily armed and had wired several rooms with explosives. “The planning that they did was detailed and meticulous, leaving nothing to chance, with joint training and multiple rehearsals,” he explained. “It was pretty well rehearsed and planned out. We dedicated ourselves solely to that. [At the time], we weren’t doing anything else.” The Commandos made two other bold moves during the explosions: 20 Commandos launched a direct assault on the front door to access the waiting room, where the main staircase to the second floor was located. On their way in, they encountered two female MRTA militants guarding the front door. Behind the first wave of Commandos storming the door came another group of Soldiers carrying ladders, which they placed against the building’s rear walls. The Council for Peace recently honored 140 Peruvian Army, Navy, and Air Force Officers for rescuing 71 hostages held by the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) inside the residency of the Japanese ambassador on April 22, 1997. The officers, who have all since retired, received the Medal of Peace from the Council for Peace, an institution that is dedicated to defending human rights. MRTA no longer a threat The crisis began on December 17, 1996, when 14 MRTA terrorists led by Néstor Cerpa Cartolini stormed the Japanese Embassy and took hundreds of diplomats, civilians, and Military officials hostage. The officials were attending a birthday celebration at the Japanese Embassy for Emperor Akihito. The standoff continued for four months. On April 22, 1997, a team of 140 Peruvian Commandos assembled into a secret ad-hoc unit under the name Chavín de Huantar (in reference to a Peruvian archeological site known for its underground passageways) and mounted a dramatic raid on the residence that afternoon. The MRTA no longer constitutes a serious public safety threat, according to security analyst Andrés Gómez de la Torre. “The Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement was eliminated in 2000, but that doesn’t mean that there are no sympathizers. The current presence of the MRTA has been reduced to a few websites whose objective is to maintain the financial backing of their sympathizers. However, one must not lower ones guard in the fight against terrorism.”last_img read more