Training

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article TrainingOn 2 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today This week’s training newsDrivers course St Helen’s College is introducing a training initiative to help cut thedriver shortage on Merseyside. The scheme will also help reduce long-termunemployment by training the jobless. Candidates will learn to driveseven-tonne lorries as well as everyday work skills to help them make an impacton the job market.   www.sthelens.ac.ukBuilding on H&S A new strategic committee dealing with health and safety training in theconstruction industry has started work. The Union of Construction and Allied TechnicalTrades’ general secretary George Brumwell will chair the CITB Health &Safety Committee. He has a remit to ensure health and safety training is at theforefront of industry planning. The group will report directly to the CITBboard.  www.citb.org.ukMagnet team work Magnet kitchens set its staff Mission Impossible-type tasks to help improveteamwork as part of its 18-month restructuring programme. Staff were taken tothe Yorkshire moors and given a range of tasks aimed at releasing an abductedcolleague. The teams had to build a shelter, start a fire and cook a meal withonly basic provisions. HR at Magnet then analysed each team’s performance.  www.rtconsult.co.ukCustomer focus move Removal company Bishop’s Move is introducing customer services training forall new recruits. Staff will receive training in diplomacy skills in additionto instruction on carefully packing, wrapping and moving of customers’belongings. The firm has set up a regional training centre, which combines classroomand practical learning. Staff who qualify from the centre will receive aBritish Association of Removers Training certificate.  www.barmovers.comBank adds diploma The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the Applied Diploma in Corporate Bankingfor staff. The ADCB is recognised externally and is exclusive to the RBS forthe next three years. The qualification is aimed at corporate bankers and takestwo-and-a-half years to attain.  www.rbs.co.ukSales qualification The Institute of Sales and Marketing has had its qualification formallyadopted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. The course will now beused at Levels 2 to 4 of the National Framework in England, Wales and NorthernIreland. The qualification is designed to help companies identify competentstaff and graduates for sales and marketing positions.  www.ismm.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dwarf males of giant warty squid Kondakovia longimana and a description of their spermatophores

first_imgAntarctic squids are widely known to play an important role in the diet of various Antarctic predators, although the biology of those squids and how that relates to their availability to their predators is poorly known. We assessed the reproductive system of the deep-sea giant warty Antarctic squid Kondakovia longimana under a predator–prey context. The spermatophores of male K. longimana are described, based on two specimens foraged by albatrosses at Bird Island, South Georgia (54°S, 38°W). Spermatophore length (SL) was 42–90 mm, head occupied mean = 1.8–2.4% SL, ejaculatory tube = 17–22% SL, cement body = 19–22% SL, seminal reservoir = 56–59% SL and rear empty part = 0.4–0.8% SL. All spermatophores of K. longimana in our study were normal and functional, and very dissimilar to those of other spent squid, in which the spermatophores have short, semi-transparent seminal reservoirs and a large empty rear part. Senescent male K. longimana could become available to predation by albatrosses (presumably being surfaced) with spermatophoric sacs (Needham’s sacs) containing at least a hundred of normal spermatophores having no evidence of reproductive system degeneration. From known relation between beak and body size all known adult males in K. longimana were dwarfs in respect to females. Our data also show that they have extended spermatophore production as in other squids.last_img read more

BYU Baseball Commences Season Friday

first_img Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSURPRISE, Ariz.-Friday, BYU baseball commences its 2020 campaign Friday at the Sanderson Tournament against fellow West Coast Conference foe Gonzaga.While at this tournament, the Cougars will also square off against New Mexico, in a twin-bill Saturday, and conclude the series Monday against Oregon State.BYU is coached by head coach Mike Littlewood, who is 215-160 (.573) entering his eighth season at the helm of the program.Friday, against Gonzaga, the Cougars will ride with junior right-hander Justin Sterner, a native of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Last season, Sterner went 8-4 on the mound and posted a 2.95 ERA.The Bulldogs are coached by 16-year head coach Mark Machtolf (2004-present) who is 481-387-3 (.554) as Gonzaga’s head coach. The Bulldogs lead the Cougars 29-25 all-time.Saturday, BYU will go with freshman left-hander Cy Nielson in the first game and junior right-hander Easton Walker for the second game against New Mexico.The Lobos are coached by 12-year skipper Ray Birmingham (2008-present) who is 384-312-4 (.551) as New Mexico’s head coach. The Cougars lead the Lobos 77-56-1 all-time.Senior right-handed pitcher Jarod Lessar will get the nod against the Beavers Monday.Oregon State will be breaking in a new head coach during this tournament as Mitch Canham was hired to the post at Corvallis, Ore. this past June. He has previously been a manager in the Seattle Mariners’ organization. The Beavers lead the Cougars 15-6 all-time.The Cougars look to be led by returning all-West Coast Conference outfielder, junior Mitch McIntyre (38 RBI; .291 batting average in 2019), fellow junior outfielder Danny Gelalich (16 RBI, a .328 batting average in 2019) and senior catcher Abraham Valdez (14 RBI, a .288 batting average in 2019). Tags: BYU Baseball February 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball Commences Season Fridaylast_img read more

Oliver Townend Does it Again at the Kentucky CCI5*-L

first_imgIt was an unfortunate turn of events when Oliver Townend’s Cooley Master Class was spun by the vets in the Sunday morning jog at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. This meant the two-time Kentucky Three-Day winner, who was sitting in 8th place with 30.5 ‒ less than a rail out of 1st place ‒ could not defend his title this year. “He’s picked up a cut that he’s sore on but at the same time I’ve hopped on him and given him a little ride this morning,” Townend said. “He’s sound to ride and very fresh. He’s well in himself. I’ve no doubt he would jump very well but unfortunately he didn’t present well.“Obviously the welfare of the horse is paramount in our sport. That’s [the ground jury’s] decision to make. That’s their job to decide. It’s very sad for him and very sad for the team, but he’s still in one piece … It’s more of a frustration than anything else but he’s 100%.”Townend’s second ride and the overnight leader Ballaghmor Class was accepted. In all, 44 horses entered the main stadium for the final phase of the 62 original entries.Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me were the only Canadian pair to make it through this tough 5*. (MacMillan Photography)Steve Stephen’s interesting course included an option fence which turned out to be the downfall of Colleen Loach, who came off Qorry Blue d’Argouges when he jumped it awkwardly and the pair was unfortunately eliminated. The pair had been sitting in 29th position going into this phase.The only other Canadian remaining in this division, Lisa Marie Fergusson with Honor Me, had 8 jumping and .8 time faults to finish on a score of 72.7pp. They placed 37th overall.“It was pretty good,” said Fergusson of their effort. “I cut in on one of the turns and then got a little bit backwards to the vertical. But he jumped great and tried really hard and now he’ll get to go home and have a nice break. And then we’ll look at what we’re going to do for the fall.” This could include the new Maryland five-star [at Fair Hill] or even Burghley. “Something big and fun.”The sun finally shone as the last flight of riders did their rounds to sort out the top 10. When the dust had cleared, Great Britain’s Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class ‒ a horse which ran a good portion of the slick cross-country with only three shoes ‒ did not add anything to their 27.3 score to claim the victory.New Zealand’s eventing power couple Tim and Jonelle Price moved into the second and third-place slots respectively with clear rounds (save a .4 time penalty for Jonelle) with Xavier Faer (28.2) and Grovine De Reve (30.7).“I’m never good in these situations because I’m extremely emotional, but to be here is just so special for me,” said a choked-up Townend. “And it’s such a huge team effort both on your side and on my side. And for us to come together and enjoy such an amazing sport, in the best venue in the world, is very special to me,” said the three-time winner of this event.He described the 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding as “incredible. Basically everything has gone against him this week. And it’s as you know it’s incredible horses that can have everything go against them and still come out on top. He’s a fighter, he’s tough. He’s an out-and-out professional and thank God he’s got me on his back to enjoy these moments.”Final CCI5*-L leaderboard here. Tags: Lisa Marie Fergusson, Honor Me, Qorry Blue D’Argouges, Colleen Loach, Oliver Townend, Ballaghmor Class, Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Spain: ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ to Assume Command over SNMG-2

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Spain: ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ to Assume Command over SNMG-2 View post tag: Command View post tag: Defence View post tag: Assume October 10, 2013 View post tag: Spain View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Alvaro View post tag: Navy View post tag: Bazán View post tag: de Share this article View post tag: Defense View post tag: SNMG-2 View post tag: Naval The frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) departed Ferrol yesterday morning towards Barcelona to relieve the frigate ‘Blas de Lezo’ (F-103) as command ship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2).The SNMG-2 is made up of escorts and logistic ships from different NATO nations. Spanish Navy Rear-admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río took command of SNMG-2 last June and will hold command until next year.The ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ will carry out the second (OCT-13 – MAR-14) of the three scheduled rotations during the Spanish command of SNMG-2. This frigate will subsequently be relieved by the ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105).While integrated in SNMG-2, the ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ will participate in operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean from October to November and in operation ‘Ocean Shield’ in the Indian Ocean from December to March.Operation ‘Active Endeavour’ is a deterrent mission that underscores safeguarding the Mediterranean from terrorist activities, carrying out maritime security operations and enhancing the awareness of the maritime domain.In Mediterranean waters, the frigate will take part in several NATO exercises and is scheduled to call at the following ports: Casablanca in Morocco, Palermo in Italy, Aksaz and Antalya in Turkey, Souda in Greece and Haifa in Israel.Operation ‘Ocean Shield’ is the NATO contribution to the international effort to fight piracy in the Horn of Africa.During the deployment in the Indian Ocean, the F-103 will visit Djibouti, Dubai, Salalah and the Maldives or Mauritius. The ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ will be relieved by the ‘Cristóbal Colón’ in Djibouti.The ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ has a complement of 180 men and women. Further personnel on board include the International Staff, the UNAEMB (Embarked Air Unit) to support SH-60B helicopter operations, medical personnel and a Marine Corps Security Team.[mappress]Press Release, October 10, 2013; Image: Spanish Navy Spain: ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ to Assume Command over SNMG-2last_img read more

‘Tis the merry month of May

first_imgThis May Day, Oxford City Council’s security around Magdalen Bridge prevented anyone acting upon the tradition of jumping into the river below as the bridge was reopened to pedestrians for the first time five years.Traditionally, Oxford’s residents congregate at Magdalen’s Great Tower early on May 2nd concluding revelries from the previous night with hymns sung by Magdelen choir. Since the 1970s a new tradition of students jumping off Magdalen Bridge into the shallow waters of the river has emerged, resulting in serious injuries.Oxford City Council and the Thames Valley Police “are pleased that people enjoyed May Morning in Oxford and it passed without incident.”Councillor Bob Price, Leader of the City Council, commented, “We worked closely with the police and other agencies to ensure that people enjoyed the event.“There was only one person who tried to jump but the security was in place to stop him.”Several students chose instead to swim in the river. Superintendent of the Thames Valley Police, Amanda Pearson, told Cherwell that her officers spent the night before visiting pubs and clubs, “ensuring that early intervention was taken into potential alcohol-related incidents.” “There were a handful of arrests during the night and considering the very large numbers of people out and about enjoying themselves, very little crime and disorder.”As the morning went on the celebrations moved to Broad Street with folk music from The Hurly Burly Whirly Early-in-the-Morning Band. This May Day, Oxford City Council’s security around Magdalen Bridge prevented anyone acting upon the tradition of jumping into the river below as the bridge was reopened to pedestrians for the first time five years.Traditionally, Oxford’s residents congregate at Magdalen’s Great Tower early on May 2nd concluding revelries from the previous night with hymns sung by Magdelen choir. Since the 1970s a new tradition of students jumping off Magdalen Bridge into the shallow waters of the river has emerged, resulting in serious injuries.Oxford City Council and the Thames Valley Police “are pleased that people enjoyed May Morning in Oxford and it passed without incident.”Councillor Bob Price, Leader of the City Council, commented, “We worked closely with the police and other agencies to ensure that people enjoyed the event.“There was only one person who tried to jump but the security was in place to stop him.”Several students chose instead to swim in the river. Superintendent of the Thames Valley Police, Amanda Pearson, told Cherwell that her officers spent the night before visiting pubs and clubs, “ensuring that early intervention was taken into potential alcohol-related incidents.” “There were a handful of arrests during the night and considering the very large numbers of people out and about enjoying themselves, very little crime and disorder.”As the morning went on the celebrations moved to Broad Street with folk music from The Hurly Burly Whirly Early-in-the-Morning Band.last_img read more

Hovis’ £5m drive for British wheat

first_imgHovis has launched a £5m television advertising campaign to support its move to using 100% British wheat in its loaves last month.The campaign will run for six weeks from 12 February, and will comprise four separate commercials promoting a different loaf in each Soft White, Wholemeal, Best of Both and Granary. The adverts will show a sandwich being made and cut into eight pieces and separated slightly to resemble the image of the Union Jack.”We’re confident that the 100% British wheat campaign and the multi-million-pound support that we are putting behind it will continue to drive our sales in 2010,” commented Hovis marketing director Jon Goldstone.From the end of January 2010, Hovis switched its entire product range to flour milled from 100% British wheat, and is the first major British bread brand to make such a change across its entire range.last_img read more

Fall garden fun

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Just because fall is looming, doesn’t mean there isn’t still plenty to do in the garden. On “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” Sept. 24 and 27, grow a fescue lawn, stake trees and share the beauty of angel trumpets.”Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fall is the best time to plant fescue lawns from seed. Host Walter Reeves will use an aerator to loosen the soil and then show how to spread seed and straw to get the fescue growing quickly.Young trees sometimes need to be staked to support them for a few months after planting. His favorite staking material is an old belt. If you don’t like the look of stakes, he’ll show how to hide them to anchor the root ball to the soil.Their spectacular, trumpet-shaped flowers are common in fall. They are so beautiful that friends and neighbors often want a piece of the plant to grow in their own landscapes. Reeves easily propagates an angel trumpet using just a bucket of water.Reeves will make a turntable that will make turning houseplants easy. In addition, they can be used to cover the soil under a plant to decorate it. “Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB with support from McCorkle Nurseries and the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council.More information and useful publications can be found at www.gardeningingeorgia.com.last_img read more

CIP requirements for prepaid cards

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jane Pannier Jane Pannier is Senior Vice President and in-house counsel for AffirmX LLC, a developer of an innovative remote compliance review solution. Ms. Pannier is also SVP of AdvisX, a CUSO … Web: www.affirmx.com Details It seems that as financial institutions become ever more vigilant in monitoring for suspicious activity, the criminal element just seems to find ever more inventive ways to launder money and commit financial crimes. One of the more recent tactics is to use the “dirty” money to purchase prepaid cards that can then be used or sold by or, in some cases, transferred to other parties.As a result, the federal regulatory agencies have become concerned that financial institutions should be applying their Customer Identification Program (CIP) when they issue prepaid cards. On March 21st, the federal financial regulatory agencies issued joint guidance entitled, Interagency Guidance to Issuing Banks on Applying Customer Identification Program Requirements to Holders of Prepaid Cards, in which the agencies acknowledge that prepaid cards have become more mainstream and can be used to perform similar functions as performed through an account with the financial institution. Therefore, prepaid cards that allow the cardholder the ability to reload funds or access credit or overdraft features should be treated in the same manner as accounts for the purpose of CIP. A prepaid card that does not permit either or both of these two activities is not covered under this guidance and does not trigger the need to apply your CIP procedures. It’s also important to know that a footnote in the Guidance states that the term “prepaid card” also includes other similar devices, such as certain prepaid access products offered through a mobile phone or Internet sites that can be used to access funds.To understand the guidelines, it is first important to address two questions: (1) which prepaid cards are covered by the guidelines, and (2) how do you determine to which party you should apply your CIP procedures.The guidelines cover a number of different prepaid card products, which include general purpose prepaid cards that can be used at multiple, unaffiliated merchant locations and allow the cardholder to perform a variety of transactions, such as ATM withdrawals, point of sale purchases, bill payment and transferring to and/or receiving funds from other cardholders. Prepaid cards include the payroll cards used by some employers to pay employees and provide other benefits, such as pre-tax flexible spending arrangements for healthcare or dependent care expenses. The Electronic Benefit Cards (EBTs) used by government agencies to distribute benefit payments, as well as prepaid cards attached to Health Savings Accounts and other similar accounts, are also covered by this Guidance. In addition, financial institutions are not only expected to apply their CIP procedures to covered prepaid cards they issue, they are also responsible for applying those same CIP procedures to prepaid cards issued by the financial institution under an arrangement with a third-party program manager, although the actual collection of the CIP documentation may be performed by the third-party program manager.So that brings us to the second important question, which is how to determine the correct party to whom to apply your CIP procedures in these various circumstances. The CIP rule states that the financial institution must identify the named accountholder. The Guidance provides a discussion of a variety of scenarios, but here is a quick summary of who is considered the named accountholder depending on the nature of the prepaid card.For general purpose prepaid cards issued by the financial institution, the cardholder should be considered the named accountholder;If the prepaid card is issued by a third-party program manager, but the cardholder has the ability to reload the card or has access to credit or overdraft features, the cardholder should be considered the named accountholder, even if the third-party program manager established a pooled account with your institution in which the funds are held in trust or on behalf of the cardholders;If the prepaid cards issued by a third-party program manager are non-reloadable prepaid cards without credit or overdraft features, then the third-party program manager in whose name the pooled account has been established should be considered as the named accountholder and the CIP procedures should be applied to the third-party program manager;For payroll cards, the CIP procedures should be applied against the employer who has established the payroll account at the financial institution as long as the employer is the only party that can deposit funds to the account. If individual employees are permitted to access credit through the payroll card or to reload the payroll card, the CIP procedures should then be applied to each individual employee;A similar analysis applies to government benefit cards (EBTs). If the government agency is the only party that can deposit funds to the account and the recipient is not provided with access to credit or overdraft services, no CIP needs to be conducted, as government agencies are exempt from the CIP rule. However, if the recipient can load non-government funds on the card or has access to credit or overdraft services, then the recipient or beneficiary must be identified using your CIP procedures.Health Savings Accounts are established by the employee and either the employee or the employer may contribute to the account. Your CIP procedures should be applied to the employee; andFlexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are also established by the employer and can be funded by the employee or through direct employer contributions. Because these accounts are established by the employer (or the employer’s agent), the CIP procedures should be applied to the employer only.Lastly, the Guidance provides minimum requirements for contracts with third-party program managers that include identifying:The CIP obligations of the parties;The right of the issuing financial institution to transfer, store, or otherwise obtain immediate access to all CIP information collected by the third-party program manager on cardholders;The right of the issuing financial institution to audit the third-party program manager and to monitor its performance; andIf applicable, that the relevant regulatory body has the right to examine the third-party program manager.For more information, the complete text of the Guidance can be found here.last_img read more

McWatters to Cordray: Decrease regulatory burden on credit unions

first_img continue reading » Acting NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters is asking the CFPB to use its powers to exempt credit unions from certain agency rules, particularly mortgage reporting requirements.In a Wednesday letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray, McWatters also asks the agency to issue clear guidance to credit unions concerning the CFPB’s use of its powers to take enforcement actions based on Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices.“Such regulatory relief would lessen the financial burden on the credit union community, thereby enhancing the capital positions of credit unions and the NCUA’s efforts to ensure the safety and soundness” of the agency’s share insurance fund McWatters stated in his letter.Credit unions have long complained that the CFPB has not used its powers to exempt certain financial institutions from its rulemaking.  In October, then-NCUA Chairman Rick Metsger told Cordray that the NCUA, and not the CFPB, should regulate payday lending by credit unions. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more