Have you detected a change in the mood of your finance director? If so, heor she could be suffering from an increasingly common complaint – frustrationwith HR. New figures from research company Webster Buchanan (see right) show that ourfinance colleagues are concerned at the pace of change and amount of effortgoing into measuring the business impact of HR metrics. Their view is that HRis struggling to provide the hard evidence employers need to make key workforcedecisions. While the majority of HR teams are now reporting basic people data, very feware actually linking it effectively to broader performance issues. It is thischallenge that still seems to be eluding the profession, and some of theresponsibility must lie with the Government’s Accounting for People Taskforce. Its recommendations in 2003 were deliberately non-prescriptive – recognisingthat all organisations are different. However, there was widespread agreementat the time that a non-mandatory, less uniform approach would provide theflexibility to motivate employers towards an human capital management (HCM)revolution. But there has been insufficient practical help to support employerssince then, and few could deny that progress has been slow in linking HCM tothe bottom line. Making the connections between employee data and the repercussions on thebusiness has to become a collective duty. HR should take the lead, but it needsto work closely with the finance department and the board to ensure its treatedwith the same rigour as any other asset. Personnel Today will be conducting its own research into HCM progressshortly. So watch this space. In the meantime, let us know about yourinformation needs on HCM and we will try to deliver. By Jane King, editor Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Keeping accountants on side is essentialOn 16 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today
Tags: Idaho State/Kazna Tarawhiti/Oregon Classic All-Tournament Team/UVU Women’s Volleyball/WAC Sports Written by Brad James September 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU’s Tarawhiti Named As WAC Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Monday, Utah Valley University star volleyball outside hitter Kazna Tarawhiti was named as the Western Athletic Conference’s offensive player of the week.Tarawhiti, a freshman out of Lehi, Utah, helped the Wolverines go 3-1 last week while averaging 4.79 kills per set.She was named to the Oregon Classic All-Tournament team at Eugene, Ore. this past weekend and threw down 22 kills, incurring only five errors. She amassed a .370 hitting percentage and 5.9 points per set.She also added three service aces to go along with 16 kills in a sweep of Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Eugene and in a home match at Orem against Idaho State, she posted 19 kills and 10 digs.This weekly honor is the first of Tarawhiti’s career.
May 13, 2019 /Sports News – National Curry brothers to battle it out in NBA Western Conference finals Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTar_Heel_Rob/iStock(DENVER) — Brothers Seth Curry and Stephen Curry are set to face off against each other in the Western Conference finals.The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets 100-96 on Sunday to advance to the next round, setting the stage for the match between both brothers as their teams duke it out for a chance to make it to the NBA Finals.Seth’s Trail Blazers will take on Stephen’s Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday.Per Elias Sports Bureau research, the game will mark the first time in NBA history that two brothers will go up against each other in a conference finals.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by
September 12, 2011 Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: Korea Share this article View post tag: Command Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) held a change of command Sept. 9.Rear Adm. Bill McQuilkin relieved Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao during a ceremony held at Collier Field House.McQuilkin previously served in Washington D.C. as chief of staff for the Strategy and Policy division on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.“This morning I am grateful,” said McQuilkin. “It is always a privilege to command.” McQuilkin said he looks forward to living in and working with the Republic of Korea during his tour.“I am excited to be in this country and look forward to experiencing the rich culture of Korea.”The ceremony was attended by General James D. Thurman, commander United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea; Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Admiral Kim Sung-chan, Republic of Korea chief of naval operations.During the ceremony Thurman commented on Gumataotao’s leadership and impact on the command.“Admiral Gumataotao was instrumental in providing ROK Navy support during recent North Korean provocations,” said Thurman. “He provided assistance in the ROK Ship Cheonan (PCC-772) salvage operations in 2010.”Gumataotao, who is ordered to be Commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, in San Diego, welcomed McQuilkin. “I truly wish you much success and happiness during your time here,” said Gumataotao. “I believe that the Chief of Naval Operations sent the right person for the job.”During the ceremony Gumataotao took time to commend the Sailors and civilian staff on their many contributions to the command mission.“I will miss you, you make me proud,” said Gumataotao. “You have been a hard working and amazing team.”CNFK is the regional commander for the U.S. Navy in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and provides expertise on naval matters to area military commanders, including the commander for the United Nations Command; the Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command; and commander, U.S. Forces Korea. CNFK also serves as liaison to the ROK navy and the Combined Forces commander staff in armistice and in wartime to commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan.[mappress]Source: navy, September 12, 2011; View post tag: change View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Navy View post tag: forces View post tag: U.S. Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Commander View post tag: holds View post tag: of Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: Naval
Just before 10:30am on 29 December we received a call from police Scotland asking us to support Skye mountain rescue team SCIO after receiving a report of the injured walker on Quiraing, Isle of Skye.We sent in our helicopter who airlifted the man and took him to Stornoway airport for onward transfer to hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery and a good new year!Quiraing rescue footage
The £20m in new funding will go to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) – an innovative global partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organisations launched in Davos in 2017 to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics.CEPI was originally formed in response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.Dr Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI, said: The Government is also in initial stages of talks between NIHR and UKRI regarding plans to run a rapid research call to support the global response to 2019-nCoV. CEPI welcomes the UK’s continued support and funding for our vital work, which comes at a crucial moment as the world races to respond to the emergence of a novel coronavirus. The rapid global spread and unique epidemiological characteristics of the virus are deeply concerning. Our hope is that, with our partners, we can get an investigational vaccine from gene sequencing of the pathogen through to clinical testing in 16 weeks. The earliest stage of clinical trials (Phase I), to establish the safety of investigational vaccines, would take around two to four months. This is an extremely ambitious timeline – indeed, it would be unprecedented in the of field vaccine development. It is important to remember that even if we are successful – and there can be no guarantee – there will be further challenges to navigate before we can make vaccines more broadly available. Vaccines are our best defense against a host of deadly diseases, including coronavirus. The UK is a hub ofworld-leading and pioneering research, and it is vital that we lead the way in developing new vaccines to target global threats with scientists from across the world. The £20 million announced today will help our globally recognised vaccine development capabilities continue to develop new defences against emerging diseases including coronavirus. It’s paramount we invest in vital research about infectious diseases, keeping the UK at the forefront of modern-day science so we can share this knowledge globally. The Government has today pledged £20 million to develop new vaccines to combat the world’s deadliest diseases, amid concerns over the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in China.When visiting the Public Health England’s Porton Down laboratory last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the UK will ramp up efforts to fund ground-breaking research into vaccines, diagnostics and cures to fight against the threat of future viruses.The new funding will support work developing new vaccines for epidemics, including their three new programmes to develop vaccines against the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. These projects aim to advance 2019-nCoV vaccine candidates into clinical testing as quickly as possible.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:
One of the great joys of music is how closely it connects with the movement areas of our brain. With such a deep rooted connection between music and dance, it’s only fair to ask the question: How should I be dancing?Fortunately, British scientists put their minds to answering the question, and came up with a unique study. The group filmed 39 different women dancing, and converted their movements into an avatar animated simulation video. These videos were then shown to 57 men and 143 women, and each individual was asked to rate the 39 avatar videos.The study ultimately concluded that there are three important characteristics: great hip swinging, asymmetric thigh movements, and slightly less asymmetrical arm movements. Here’s the video that was most highly rated in the study.Of course, this experimental setup contains many flaws. For one, all of the participants were heterosexual, and they all hail from a specifically Western culture. However, the conclusions are still valid within their experiment, and lead author Dr. Nick Neave said, “we suspect that they all form honest cues to reproductive potential, health, and personality.”Just for fun, you can see the lowest rated video below.When it comes down to it, though, we’re happy with you dancing however you want to dance. If you’re feeling the music, who’s to tell you what to do![H/T IFLScience]
The Alone & Together collaborative project featuring Sam Cohen, Joe Russo, Eric Johnson, Josh Kaufman and Elvis Perkins is currently in the midst of a 3-night run, with the group playing Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg last night. According to the band’s website, the project is “now in its fourth incarnation, is a series wherein some of your favorite singer/songwriters/musicians get together and cover one another, in addition to playing their own songs, choice covers, and surprise jams. It’s a freewheeling and frequently magical environment.”On different occasions this past year, the group was joined by special guests such as Bob Weir at Sweetwater Music Hall and Jim James at a Newport Folk Festival after-party, the latter of which featured Sam Cohen playing Jerry Garcia’s iconic Wolf guitar during particular segments of the performance. Alone & Together will finish up their mini-run this evening at Boston’s Royale. Check out a full gallery from Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography Load remaining images
Folk-rock trio The Wood Brothers have added a fresh batch of tour dates to their 2019 summer tour, including three shows with Colter Wall. The band continues touring in support of their 2018 Grammy-nominated One Drop of Truth LP, which arrived last February.The Wood Brothers’ newly added dates will begin with a performance at Charlotte, NC’s Knight Theater on July 11th, followed by stops at Westhampton Beach, NY’s Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (7/21); Brownfield, ME’s Stone Mountain Arts Center (7/22); Lander, WY’s Chamber Park Stage (8/15); San Rafael’s Terrapin Crossroads (8/20 & 8/21); San Jose, CA’s City National Civic (8/22); Seattle, WA’s Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre (8/25); and Boise, ID’s Knitting Factory Concert House on August 27th.The Wood Brothers previously announced a co-headlining run of shows with Lake Street Dive. The run of co-headlining dates will begin on June 6th with a show at Raleigh, NC’s Red Hat Amphitheater, followed by performances at Vienna, Va’s Wolf Trap (6/8); Royal Oak, MI’s Royal Oak Theatre (6/11); Kettering, OH’s Fraze Pavilion (6/15); Burlington, VT’s Maritime Festival (7/25); and Lafayette, NY’s Beak and Skiff on July 26th.The band also recently announced their first-ever headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre show, set to go down on September 5th at the iconic Morrison, CO outdoor venue. Fruition and Steep Canyon Rangers will offer support at the band’s monumental homecoming event.Tickets for the newly added shows go on sale this Friday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. local time.For more information and a full list of The Wood Brothers’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
Volume XXIXNumber 1Page 2 Harvest strawberries as they become ripe. Check them daily. Theycan ripen quickly. Use netting to keep birds from stealing thecrop. Remove weak and diseased-looking plants in early fall. Youmay need to renovate the bed to help prevent disease next spring.You can harvest herbs through the growing season. Picking leavesencourages new growth. Overgrown herbs can be harvested moreheavily to keep them in bounds.Mint patches can be mowed off during the summer with the lawnmower set on high. Do not prune perennial herbs in the fall, butallow them to recover for next year’s crop.(Faith Peppers is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaThe great taste of garden produce doesn’t have to come at thecost of backbreaking preparation and planting every year. Try afew perennial offerings.”One of the only truly perennial garden vegetables you can growin Georgia is asparagus,” said Bob Westerfield, a consumerhorticulturist with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Some people consider strawberries a backyard crop,” he added.”And they’re certainly perennial in Georgia.”Herbs are good perennial food crops, too. And many of them,including garlic, rosemary, thyme, mint and many of the chivevarieties, are perennial.Think aheadIf you want a good, long-lasting crop, you have to plan well.”Remember that some crops, like asparagus, can continue to comeback for 10 years or more, so make sure you pick a good spot toplant it,” Westerfield said.”Check your landscape for things that might interfere with yourcrop down the line,” he said, “like trees whose canopy may growto shade your garden spot.”Most perennial plants need well-drained soil.It’s a good idea to begin with a soil test to determine yourfertilizer and lime needs. Most crops prefer a soil pH of between6 and 7.5. Add dolomitic limestone to raise the pH if the testindicates it’s needed.ComboYou can add fertilizer by using a combination of organic manuresand standard granular mixes.When you plant asparagus, select 1-year-old, healthy crowns. Acrown is the root system of an asparagus plant that’s grown fromseed. Each can produce a half pound of spears per year when fullyestablished.You can grow it from seed if you have the time. They require alot of care that can be very time-consuming, though.Asparagus crowns are usually available for planting in earlyspring. Try to get them established before the weather gets toowarm.How to plantDig a furrow 5 to 6 inches deep. Deep planting can reduce theyield.After you plant the crowns, backfill the furrows with ahigh-quality organic amendment such as compost, dark topsoil,manure or a combination of these. Don’t compact soil over thenewly filled furrows or you will reduce the growth.Asparagus is drought-tolerant, making it low-maintenance and wellsuited for Georgia.Herbs require only a moderate amount of fertilizer. A soil testwill help you know how much to supply. Adding a well-rottedmanure into the planting bed will supply some needed nutrition,too.Give strawberries about 4 pounds of a 10-10-10 fertilizer per 100feet of row at planting time, if you don’t soil test. Topdresswith ammonium nitrate (34-0-0) at 1.5 pounds per 100 feet row ofrow in mid-August to early September.Be patientDon’t harvest asparagus the first year. The spears will grow fromexpanded buds on the crown. When the spears are 8 to 9 inchestall, the tips will open.The spears will become woody to support the small branchlets thatbecome ferns. The ferns produce food for the plant and then moveit down to the crown for next year’s spear production.For the best yield, take excellent care of the ferns.