first_imgThis week’s training newsE-learning improves customer service at the Royal Insurance group Royal & SunAlliance is putting its staff through threecustomer relationship management programmes in a bid to improve their customerservice skills. This will involve 2,500 staff undertaking 35 hours ofe-learning this year in developing their IT and people skills. Katherine Plant,training manager at Royal & SunAlliance, said, “We are putting a newemphasis on relationship building and we are looking to build the skills of ourfront-line staff in this area.”’s Army training reviewed due to injuries The Ministry of Defence is considering adopting a new training system aftera report revealed that women in the Army were nearly three times more likely tobe medically discharged than men, due to training injuries. The Army MedicalDirectorate report shows that the number of women injured rose to 35 per 1,000between 1992 and 1996, but has since been cut to 23 per 1,000 over the pastfour years.  www.mod.ukLSC feeds ‘bite-size’ courses to adult learners The Learning and Skills Council launched a nationwide programme of”bite-size” training courses last week to attract 1,500 new adultlearners to each of the 47 local offices across the UK. The courses, which willlast between one and three hours, will cover subjects such as computingcourses, juggling, lip-reading and basic reading. For further information, call0800 100900. coaches senior staff in leadership Motor manufacturer Toyota has trained all of its 35 UK managers and 15advanced senior specialists in the value of effective leadership. Theprogramme, designed by the research organisation Roffey Park involves threedays of training at Toyota’s car manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire,followed three months later with a follow-up fourth day. The programme coveredissues such as managing poor performance, delegation, team dynamics andinfluencing others. TrainingOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgNormal work days Job Code/Title Hours/Week * If yes, please provide the following: Description of offense,Statute or ordinance if known, Date of Charge, Date of Conviction,and County, City, State of Conviction.(Open Ended Question)* This position will require the incumbent to perform labrelated work that involves the use of or access to drugs. Do youhave any criminal convictions that would preclude you from beingconsidered for this position? This may include crimes related todrug possession, manufacture, distribution, trafficking, etc. (Aconviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time,circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is relatedto the job for which you are applying.)YesNo Job Open Date02/05/2020 Additional Information DepartmentPharmacology & Toxicology Organizational Overview Postdoctoral positions are available immediately for NIH -fundedpositions studying the molecular neurobiology of alcoholism.Ongoing projects include a mouse genetics study on mechanisms ofethanol analgesia and the study of prefrontal cortex Gsk3b inmodulating progressive ethanol drinking behavior. Experimentalapproaches combine mouse genetics, behavioral studies, viral vectorstereotactic gene delivery/deletion, pharmacology, functionalgenomics ( RNA -seq) and bioinformatics. Studies aim to identifygene networks and mechanisms underlying ethanol modulation of painor ethanol consumption. Studies on Gsk3b include gene targetingapproaches to identify the cellular and circuitry-level mechanismsof GSK3b action on ethanol consumption and to evaluate this gene asa target for therapeutic intervention.The laboratory has been a leader in the combined use of functionalgenomics and behavioral genetics for studies on ethanol behaviors,and has developed novel approaches for genomic analysis andcross-species integration of mouse expression network data withgenetic studies on ethanol behaviors. Dr. Michael Miles isScientific Director of the VCU Alcohol Research Center whichincludes diverse investigators studying the genetics of ethanolresponses across multiple species. Virginia Commonwealth Universityis ranked nationally in the top ten of NIDA / NIAAA -fundedprograms. The central Virginia area offers ample opportunities foraffordable living, cultural and recreational opportunities, andeasy access to the Washington metropolitan area. Salary will bebased upon experience but will meet or exceed NIH NRSA recommendedlevels. CampusMCV Campus Posting Details Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link Job CategoryLaboratory Normal work hours Position NumberP00001 Remove from posting on or before Preferred Qualifications Description of the Job Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree in molecular orbehavioral neuroscience, neurogenetics, or functional genomics.Experience in at least some of the following areas is required:rodent handling and behavioral studies, molecular biology, brainstereotactic surgery, analysis of genomic data (RNAseq ormicroarrays), bioinformatics, and mouse genetics Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. * If yes, please provide the following: Description of offense,Statute or ordinance if known, Date of Charge, Date of Conviction,and County, City, State of Conviction.(Open Ended Question) Anticipated Hiring Rangeper NIH NRSA guidelines Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. Open Until FilledNo * This position requires interaction with animals. Do you haveany criminal convictions that would preclude you from beingconsidered for this position? This may include crimes of moralturpitude such as animal abuse, animal neglect, animal fighting,etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect totime, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it isrelated to the job for which you are applying.)YesNo Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae andnames and contact information of three references to Michael F.Miles, MD, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology via.e-mail: [email protected] Required Qualifications Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?Yes Position TypePost Doc At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Resource CriticalNo Working TitlePostdoctoral Associate Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documentslast_img read more

Mark Jamieson Promoted to OCBP Operations Chief

first_imgMark Jamieson has been named the new Operations Chief for the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Ocean City on Friday promoted Mark Jamieson to operations chief for the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Jamieson is an 18-year veteran of the patrol who has served as a lifeguard, senior guard, training officer and most recently as senior lieutenant.Jamieson, 34, is a graduate of Ocean City High School and Montclair State University. He holds a master’s degree from Walden University. Jamieson works as a physical education teacher and swimming coach at Egg Harbor Township High School.Jamieson succeeds Tom Mullineaux, who retired in November after 51 years on the patrol. Jamieson will be paid an annual salary of $30,000.“I’m confident that Mark will maintain the OCBP’s impeccable record of safety, its service to the community, and its proud tradition of success in competition,” Mayor Jay Gillian said.last_img read more

State Leaders Once Again Allowing Fans At Saturday’s Buffalo Bills Playoff Game

first_imgFile image by Idibri / CC BY 2.0 ORCHARD PARK – Buffalo Bills fans will once again be able to cheer on the team in-person at the AFC Divisional Playoffs in Orchard Park on Saturday.This after New York State leaders announced on Monday the past weekend’s venture to allow fans at Bills Stadium was a success.Guidelines will remain the same this weekend, with around 6,700 fans allowed to attend after testing negative for COVID-19.The fans will have to adhere to public health precautions, like wearing a mask and social distancing. Contact tracing will also be conducted after the game and tailgating is prohibited.The Buffalo Bills won their first playoff game in 25 years after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 27-24.They will now face the Baltimore Ravens at Bills Stadium this Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Watch Jeremy Jordan’s Smashing Performance in Honor of a Young Musician on the Today Show

first_img View Comments Star Files Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan stopped by the Today Show’s fourth hour to sing an encouraging ballad to young musician Ken Conklin January 16. The Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb hosted hour produces a weekly segment: Everyone Has A Story, that features a winner who submits a letter honoring someone close to them who has overcome a major struggle in their life. Smash star Jordan was in attendance to perform an original song by Gifford and David Friedman entitled, “Was I A Trouper, Mom?” written specifically for Conklin. The 25-year-old suffers from a rare autoimmune disorder that does not allow him to produce enough antibodies to fight disease. The singer-songwriter has had further health troubles but continues to find solace in his music. Grab the tissues and check out the video below of a dreamy Jordan (in great voice from 4:15 in) belting out the tune in honor of the Conklin family and Ken’s musical ambitions!center_img Jeremy Jordanlast_img read more

1984 Will Shutter in London’s West End

first_imgThe West End transfer of the Almeida Theatre hit 1984 will close on August 23. Based on George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel and adapted and co-directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the show officially opened on May 8 at the Playhouse Theatre. April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. 1984 has design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Agroforestry conference

first_imgConference presenters will include experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Odum School of Ecology and Fort Valley State University, as well as many other U.S. and Canadian universities.Session presentations will focus on conference themes, including agroforestry education and certification, bioenergy, environmental quality, production systems, social and cultural considerations, and economics, policy and marketing. There will also be a technical workshop focused on tools for landowners and professionals. Participants will be able to view poster presentations and attend both pre- and post-conference field tours and trips to local production sites. Agricultural producers, natural resource professionals and forest and farm landowners should mark their calendars now for the 12th North American Agroforestry Conference set for June 4-9, 2011 at the Georgia Center on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga.The conference will focus on sustainable rural land management and the integration of trees with crop and/or livestock production. Dennis Garrity, director general of the World Agroforestry Centre, and Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, will be featured speakers during the opening plenary session. Watch the session live by logging onto The event is sponsored by the Association for Temperate Agroforestry, Georgia Organics, Southern Regional Extension Forestry and the United States Forest Service with support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.For more information on the agroforestry conference, see the website read more

US Senate panel passes transportation bill, would help Vermont

first_imgA Senate panel today approved and sent to the full Senate a two-year transportation funding bill to repair crumbling roads, bridges and railroads and fund other transportation projects. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a member of the Environment and Public Works committee, voted for the measure that included provisions he added to help Vermont. Sanders said the bill would boost Vermont’s overall share of highway funds and increase the state’s return on the federal gasoline taxes that Vermonters pay. ‘I am very pleased that under this bill Vermont will get back more than before for each dollar Vermonters spend in federal gas taxes.’ A Sanders amendment would lift a $100 million per state cap on an emergency road fund for states recovering from extreme natural disasters like Tropical Storm Irene. Under his provision, the Federal Highway Administration emergency relief program could cover up to 100 percent of the cost of road repairs. ‘When disasters strike on the scale of an Irene, the federal government needs to be there for states like Vermont,’ Sanders said. He also worked on an amendment to require the US Department of Transportation to improve nationwide access to electric charging stations for motorists who drive pollution-cutting hybrid vehicles. Working with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), another Sanders provision in the bill would improve the movement of freight trains across the United States border with Canada. Overall, the bill would give states more flexibility in choosing what kinds of projects best meet their needs. It also would streamline 90 separate highway programs, increase funding for a federal transportation loan guarantee program from $122 million a year to $1 billion a year, while reducing the share of money states have to contribute to projects. Sanders called the measure a much-needed step forward but said Congress should invest even more to rebuild the country’s crumbling infrastructure and create good-paying construction jobs. ‘I see the need every time I go home,’ Sanders told colleagues on the committee before the vote. ‘Just under a third of Vermont’s bridges are considered ‘structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.’  And 36 percent of our federal-aid roads are in need of major repairs.  And that was before  Tropical Strom Irene caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.’last_img read more

How to use non obvious trends in strategic planning

first_imgWhen conducting your strategic planning session, you spend time examining trends. What are big picture issues that are going to affect financial institutions in the coming years? What new patterns are emerging with consumers? Tools used for understanding these trends include CUNA’s Environmental Scan, Forrester Research reports, and reams of articles from The Financial Brand. We even provide our planning clients with an “M-Scan” report that provides details about what growing credit unions and banks are doing to succeed.But rather than just the studying the obvious movements in our industry (mobile banking, the digital revolution, etc.) what if you looked for non-obvious trends?That is exactly what Rohit Bhargava does with his latest book, Non-Obvious. The subtitle—How To Think Different, Curate Ideas and Predict the Future—summarizes what he tries to accomplish in a thought provoking read. The book is divided into three parts: how to curate trends, 15 non-obvious trends he currently analyzes, and how to turn trends into actions. He defines a non-obvious trend as “an idea that describes the accelerating present in a new, unique way.”Below are a few on the non-obvious trends Bhargava identified and how banks and credit unions can apply them. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cause marketing is the glass slipper to credit unions’ Cinderella

first_imgMillennials (myself included – yay for only being 21!) have become the darlings of the business world, captivating marketers and companies alike. We’re kind of like that 12-point buck every hunter dreams about, but can’t quite get. This, however, rarely stops a good hunter from trying. While I’ve never hunted, you tend to learn a thing or two when you live in Clemson for long enough, and I do know that you shouldn’t stop trying to attain something even though it seems impossible. Credit Unions shouldn’t quell their desire to gain our loyalty. So, how can you entice my coveted generation using traditional and digital marketing tactics? Cause marketing ­– plain and simple.Call millennials what you will – *cough*selfish*cough* – social responsibility has taken a front seat in our concerns and decision-making processes when it comes to purchasing. Credit Unions were MADE for cause marketing and social responsibility. It quite literally is your niche. The credit union tenants hit every basic point that drives the millennial interest. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more