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80 Level verbessert den Job-Matching-Service mit neuem Tool für Stellenangebote „Job Posts“

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– 80 Level, eine führende Informationsquelle für die neuesten Innovationen im Bereich der digitalen Kunst und der Videospielentwicklung, hat heute die Aufnahme eines neuen Angebots für die Personalbeschaffung bekannt gegeben: Job Posts. Das neue Tool ist Teil des Abonnementdienstes von 80 Level, dem Premium-Job-Matching-Service der Videospielindustrie, der hochkarätige kreative Talente mit suchenden Spieleherstellern zusammenbringt. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006183/de/ 80 Level Job Posts — great way to find quality talent or get hired, if you’re looking for a new opportunity. (Graphic: Business Wire) Das neue Tool „Job Posts“ gibt Unternehmen die Möglichkeit, offene Stellen auf 80 Level zu veröffentlichen und dann eine kuratierte Liste qualifizierter Künstler aus der Künstler-Community-Datenbank der Plattform angezeigt zu bekommen. Der optimierte Matching-Prozess ermittelt sofort und nahtlos vorausgewählte Bewerber (Künstler, die die Kriterien der Stellenbeschreibung erfüllen) und erstellt eine entsprechende Liste für eine einfache direkte Kommunikation. „Job Posts beschleunigt die Personalbeschaffung und -besetzung, so dass man sich wieder auf das konzentrieren kann, was man am besten kann – Spiele entwickeln“, sagt Kirill Tokarev, CEO und Chefredakteur von 80 Level. „Der All-in-One-Service befreit den Suchprozess von der Suche, indem er erstklassige Bewerber kennzeichnet und eine direkte Kommunikationsmöglichkeit zwischen den Talenten und den Personalverantwortlichen schafft.“ Das Tool „Job Posts“ wird die abfragbare Datenbank von 80 Level mit mehr als 1.400 Top-Künstlern nutzen, in der Unternehmen mit beschäftigungsbereiten Talenten in Verbindung treten können. Dazu werden Fragebögen verschickt, um mehr über den Bewerber herauszufinden. Die Künstler können den Unternehmen antworten, die am besten zu ihren Zielen, Erfahrungen und Fähigkeiten passen, wodurch eine bessere Passgenauigkeit gewährleistet wird. Für weitere Informationen zu 80 Level und Job Posts besuchen Sie bitte: https://80lv.pro/jb oder hören Sie sich den 80-Level-Podcast auf https://www.buzzsprout.com/1265315 an, der ab heute verfügbar ist. Über 80 Level: 80 Level ist die beste Informationsquelle rund um die Themen Videospieltechnologie, Kunst und Talent. In exklusiven Artikeln werden Best Practices von Entwicklern, Publishern, Erstellern und Middleware-Anbietern gesammelt und veranschaulicht, wobei der Schwerpunkt darauf liegt, die besten Technologie-Einblicke von Spieleentwicklern aus aller Welt zu vermitteln. 80 Level bietet Interviews, Fallstudien und Analysen von Top-Spezialisten der Branche, die mit Unternehmen wie EA DICE, Blizzard, King, Ubisoft, Monolith, Autodesk, Bethesda Softworks und Epic Games zusammenarbeiten. Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006183/de/ CONTACT: Ansprechpartner Medien: Tyler Koke DKC tylee—[email protected] Ryh-Ming Poon Leiter des Bereichs Globale Kommunikation [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ELECTRONIC GAMES TECHNOLOGY HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERTAINMENT OTHER TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AUDIO/VIDEO SOFTWARE GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT SOURCE: 80 Level Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 08:04 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 08:03 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006183/de Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest 80 Level verbessert den Job-Matching-Service mit neuem Tool für Stellenangebote „Job Posts“ Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Previous articleGlobal Interactive Children’s Books Market 2020-2024: Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats – TechnavioNext articleReed, Noren beat the rain to take 1st-round lead in Farmers Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Hospital board packet issue continuesDodd speaks out about public information policy

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Medical Center Hospital administration’s decision to withhold Ector County Hospital District board packets from the media and the public until after the board meets continues to cause concern among some board members and Freedom of Information Act experts. District 1 board member Bryn Dodd said administration’s decision last month prompted her to request they put an item on Tuesday’s meeting agenda to discuss the issue, but she never received a response. The board packet typically contains mostly updates on the hospital’s finances and additional information about items listed on the agenda the board is expected to discuss, and often, vote on. MCH receives both property tax from Ector County, as well as sales tax. MCH President and CEO Rick Napper previously stated the board packet is only public information after the board decides on it, but Freedom of Information experts said what the entity is doing was wrong. “I just don’t think that’s valid,” said Kelley Shannon, executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. “If (board) members are getting it, it’s public information at that point.” Napper also previously stated both he and the hospital’s attorney could provide “the exact statement that covers why we didn’t send that packet out.” After numerous requests last month for the statute the hospital used to make that determination, the hospital’s lead attorney Ellie Bane said via email, “ECHD determined that Board packet information will be accessed by the Board members only prior to the Board meeting. The public may request the Board packet, as well as other documents, via the Public Information Act. In halting the previous practice of providing Board packets to the media, ECHD relied upon the Texas Open Meetings and Public Information Act.” No specific statute was provided. Dodd sent her request March 14 to discuss the topic via email to Board Chair Mary Thompson and Napper, per the board’s bylaws. “I thought this would be a great opportunity for the board to discuss it together and come up with some kind of solution to address the issue that’s caused so much controversy in the last month or so,” she said. When asked about the request prior to the regular board meeting Tuesday, Thompson said, “you never put me in the paper, so why ask me?” She then said they were going to discuss the matter in executive session, but said she wasn’t sure which item on the agenda it was listed under. The Open Meetings Act requires executive session items are covered under specific statutes and listed on board agendas. “I would have to look it up. (It’s) probably legal matters, I would imagine — personnel (and) legal matters,” Thompson said before walking away. Napper then said he thought Thompson was actually referring to his evaluation as CEO because Dodd had previously asked him about it. Napper said the board does his review in executive session and this is his first one. “The joint commission requires that I have an evaluation done,” he said, adding that it is an annual review. “The whole process is being made simpler because the one that we had here is not — it was very broad. It didn’t really give the board a lot of information.” The agenda for Tuesday did not show the CEO, specifically, would be undergoing an annual review. Items listed under executive session on the agenda included: consultation with attorney regarding legal matter and legal issues; deliberation regarding exchange, lease or value of real property; deliberation and evaluation of officers and employees of ECHD; deliberation regarding negotiations for health care services; information that, if disclosed, would give advantage to a competitor; and advice, recommendations, opinions or other material reflecting the policymaking processes of ECHD. Shannon said if the board were to evaluate the CEO, or discuss something of higher public interest, the entity would need to be more specific on the agenda so the public has an idea of what’s going on — even if it’s in executive session. “The higher the level of interest, the more specific they need to be,” she said. Shannon added it is also worth pointing out that board members have the right to free speech so they can come out after executive session and talk about what they discussed if they wish. In other words, elected officials cannot tell other elected officials that they cannot publicly comment on any matter. District 5’s Don Hallmark said Wednesday the board did not discuss the CEO’s evaluation. In regard to board packets, Napper said Tuesday he wasn’t sure if the hospital’s attorney was even ready to talk about the issue. “She’s still, she just went to a session to find out what is actually happening with board packets around the state of Texas to make sure we’re following the guidelines.” When asked if he did not know whether they were following the guidelines, Napper said, “we believe we are, you guys (the Odessa American) are stating we’re not.” Napper further said he is going to wait until executive session to talk to the attorney about it. When asked if it was listed as an item on the agenda Tuesday, he said it was not. When asked if any discussion about the board packets was taking place Tuesday, he said no. Dodd said as soon as they went behind closed doors, she was confronted with concerns that a board packet had been “leaked” to the OA and asked if she was the person who leaked it. “We (board members) have been told that information is confidential and not public record until the board discussed the documents,” Dodd said. Shannon said even if a board member did send anyone the board packet that it is public information and “absolutely, board members can give that out. “All they’re doing is supplying some public information to somebody. They’re trying to help the public understand what’s going on in the meeting — what’s wrong with that? It’s their duty. Good thing somebody’s trying to be transparent and protect the public’s right to know what’s going on.” Hallmark said he believes they will come up with a solution that will benefit everybody. “We want to be transparent, but we also want to make sure, our attorney wants to make sure she’s being compliant also,” he said. “I’m under the impression that our attorney feels like there’s an issue with it and she’s just trying to make sure the hospital is doing what’s right.” On Wednesday, the hospital made the board packet for Tuesday’s meeting available on their website, mchodessa.com/dates-times-agendas. Susan Thorton, MCH community relations manager, said Wednesday either Bane or assistant legal counsel Leah Robertson, would be the ones to answer any questions about the board packets now being posted to the website, but Robertson was out of the office Wednesday afternoon and Bane was unavailable. The Odessa American has filed a complaint with the Texas Attorney General’s office about how the hospital is handling the board packets. PRO-CARE OFFICES The board approved an almost $300,000 bid to relocate the MCH Pro-Care administration offices Tuesday. The hospital currently leases a building to house the offices. The newly approved bid will allow them to make renovations to the Center for Health and Wellness, located off Faudree Road, by building out existing shell space on the first floor of the building. The move is expected to save the hospital money in the long run, District 5 board member Don Hallmark said. The area of renovations would be 1,806 square feet and include six offices, a conference room, break room, copy room and reception area. The project, which will total $298,000, will be funded through contingency capital. It is expected to produce a net present value of $111,001 over five years, a return on investment of 48.89% and has a payback period of 2.7 years. IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE BOARD:Approved a bid for an upgrade to the HVAC systems on four isolation rooms in the central tower for $137,000.Approved the purchase of a Premier staffing management tool.Approved endowment funds distribution to TTUHSC-Permian Basin, Odessa College and UTPB.Approved a second agreement with Oberon Solar, LLC to provide property tax incentives for a solar project in Ector County.Heard an Emergency Department throughput improvements presentation.Heard a United Way of Odessa presentation.Heard a CMS Star Rating presentation.Heard a TTUHSC-Permian Basin report.Heard presentations and awards for April 2019 Associates of the Month and March Patient Satisfaction Winners. 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Rex Lumber Troy manager talks trees at Pike County Treasure Forest Association meeting

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Email the author The Pike County Chapter of the Alabama Treasure Forest Association held its annual meeting on Friday at Cattleman Park.Jared Banta, general manager with Rex Lumber Company, a manufacturer of yellow pine lumber and located in Graceville, Florida, was the featured speaker. Banta brought the gathering of local ATFA members up to date on the construction that is underway on the state-of-the-art lumber mill that will bring industrial growth and new jobs to Pike County.Banta said the June groundbreaking date for the Rex Lumber, Troy, LLC., facility has been pushed back to July 17. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Commission abandons road, anticipates relocation A half-mile portion of County Road 7724 no longer belongs to Pike County after the commission voted unanimously to abandon… read more By The Penny Hoarder Banta said he always tells people that whatever they think about a lumber company is “wrong.”Any image of a lumber mill workers toiling away with saws buzzing is no longer reality.There is optimization everywhere.“We can’t get any extra value out of a piece of wood; we can only extract the value that is there,” he said. “If we make a bad cut, we’re taking value away. The only time somebody touches wood in a sawmill is if something goes wrong.” Published 10:51 pm Monday, June 11, 2018 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Rex Lumber Troy manager talks trees at Pike County Treasure Forest Association meeting Banta said Alan Jaye, procurement manger of the company, will soon be the most popular man in the county due to his role in procuring timber. Jaye said noted three reasons that Rex Lumber chose Troy as a mill site, “Location, location, location.”“There’s a lot of timber here and the competitive sawmills are not so close by,” he s said. “The Troy mill is also close enough to the company’s other mill sites to be advantageous. But the main reason is the availability of timber with a large percentage belonging to non-industrial private landowners.Jaye said private landowners adhere to the guidelines of sustainability. They invest and reinvest in soft timber.Rex Lumber has left room for growth at its Troy location.“We plan to be here for the long term,” Jaye said.The Pike County Chapter of Alabama TREASRURE Forest Association awarded TREASURE Forest certification to John Dorrill III and Lee Dorrill and also presented the brothers with the association’s coveted Stewardship Award. Carol Dorrill, the chapter’s immediate past-president was recognized for her outstanding chapter leadership and her commitment to the philosophy of ATFA.The Pike County Chapter of ATFA recognized its new board members Dr. Cliff Eubanks is the chapter’s president, Jeff Knotts will serve as vice president, Al Rotton as secretary and Deborah Huggins-Davis as treasurer.The annual activities report including Take a Kid Fishing Day, Senior Day at Clay Hill Farm, Ambassador’s Day at the Dorrills’ Barn, two sessions of Project Learning Tree Training, Classroom in the Forest at the Renfroe Preservation and the tree give-away at Court Square in Troy. “In Florida, we are flatlanders,” he told his audience. “We are not accustomed to the hills. It is taking a lot of groundwork to make the land flat. It’s taking a lot of environmental modeling.”Banta said expectations are that the target opening date of June 2019 will be met. Rex Lumber, Troy is making an investment of more than $100 million in the local economy and 110 direct employment opportunities. Companywide, Rex Lumber employs about 550. There will also be a lot of ancillary jobs and support jobs. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Foundation trusts undermined

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Foundation trusts underminedOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today The unions have given the Government a bloody nose over the issue offoundation hospitals with a resounding vote of no confidence in the scheme. So wheredoes that leave the HR profession, which has supported the plans all along?The future of foundation hospitals, acclaimed by HR professionals as the wayforward, is starting to look rocky. Originally, the Government only faced union opposition, but last week theparty faithful at the Labour Party conference rejected its plans. And now, manyare predicting that its likely that Tony Blair faces a possible House ofCommons defeat as well. David Hinchliffe, Labour chairman of the Commons health select committee,claims the proposal could be cut from the Health and Social Care Bill when itreturns to the commons at the end of the month. “I think we can defeat it now,” he said. “And, if I was abetting man, I would say we will.” The policy to build foundation hospitals, which aims to give top-performinghospitals the financial freedom to spend as they see fit, has been criticisedsince the day it was mooted. Opponents fear a two-tier system will develop, with staff being poached fromnon-foundation hospitals, leading to a decline in their quality of service. But HR professionals disagree, saying achieving foundation status will givethem the ability to respond to local needs, and will ultimately improve thestandard of patient care. Mike Griffin, HR director at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, said he hopesthat foundation hospitals get the go-ahead. “If [the plans for] foundation hospitals fell at this late stage wewould be very disappointed, and would see it as an opportunity lost,” hesaid. Advantages The trust has applied for foundation status, and Griffin believes this isthe way forward. “Being a foundation hospital is of considerable advantage to patientsand users,” he said. “It would strengthen and enhance the quality ofour services.” Griffin said he does not believe trusts with foundation status would poachstaff. NHS HR director Andrew Foster echoes Griffin’s view. In June, Foster toldPersonnel Today that while he could understand concerns that the creation of foundationhospitals might lead to a two-tier health service, the fears were unfounded asevery hospital would eventually be granted foundation status. “This approach is a process intended to raise everybody’sstandards,” he said. “Eventually, foundation trusts will be themodel.” Foster said that while the NHS waited for all trusts to achieve foundationstatus, local employers may be required to co-operate with each other andensure that trusts did not enter into price wars. The Association of Healthcare Human Resource Management (AHHRM) also backsthe scheme, claiming it will provide greater opportunities for HR. Peter King, executive officer at AHHRM, said the organisation is watchingthe situation. “But,” he said, “at the end of the day we arepublic servants, and will do what the Government wants.” He said foundation status offers many advantages, but trusts need to be surethat they have the HR capacity to cope with the changes. However, despite reassurances from health secretary John Reid that the planwas “the greatest peacetime programme of improving the NHS”, unionsare still unhappy about the proposal. In his final conference speech before retiring as general secretary of theTransport and General Workers Union Sir Bill Morris said the plans forfoundation hospitals had been “worked out on the back of anenvelope”, and would lead to “excellence of the few and misery forthe many”. He said successive Tory governments had tried to dismantle the NHS, and thedevelopment of foundation hospitals “would be a self-inflicted wound – agift to a future Tory government to destroy the NHS”. Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, the biggest health workers’union, proposed at the Labour Party conference the motion that the plans shouldbe shelved. He said the reforms were “ill-conceived”, and woulddivide “the best from the rest”. Prentis said he was very pleased with the vote and the fact that so manyconstituencies had supported the union. “All we want to do now is say to the Government that this is yourchance to listen,” he said. “We want to sit down and talk about howto deliver the best possible healthcare for all our people.” The British Medical Association also wants ministers to drop the policy. Itfears that if just a few trusts are given foundation status in the first waveof implementation, they will receive preferential treatment, and inequalitiesin the health service will increase. By Quentin ReadeKey developmentsUnder the foundation scheme hospitals plan:– The hospitals will remain NHS hospitals – Health secretary Alan Milburn claims patients will get bettercare as the freedom from day-to-day Whitehall control will encourage moreinnovation in service delivery – Local people and staff will, for the first time, be able toelect hospital governors – Making foundation trusts more locally accountable willparticularly help to improve services in poorer areasThe 29 NHS trusts which haveapplied for foundation trust status are:Addenbrooke’sAintree HospitalsBasildon and Thurrock General HospitalsBradford HospitalsCalderdale & HuddersfieldCity Hospital SunderlandCountess of ChesterDoncaster and Bassetlaw  HospitalsEssex Rivers HealthcareGloucestershire HospitalsGuy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Homerton University Hospital King’s College HospitalMoorfields Eye HospitalNorth Tees and Hartlepool Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Papworth HospitalPeterborough Hospitals Rotherham General Hospital Royal Devon and Exeter  Healthcare Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Southern Derbyshire Acute  HospitalServices Stockport Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals The Royal Marsden The Queen Victoria Hospital University Hospital Birmingham University College London  Hospitals Walsall Hospitals Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Rent controls are top concern for estate agents, reveals report

first_imgHome » News » Rent controls are top concern for estate agents, reveals report previous nextRegulation & LawRent controls are top concern for estate agents, reveals reportThe spectre of rent controls or caps is a much greater worry for the industry than Brexit or the tenant fees ban, says Goodlord.Nigel Lewis11th February 20200511 Views Estate agents are more worried about the potential introduction of rent controls across the UK than any other issues, a key survey of sentiment within the industry has revealed this morning.Just over half (53%) of all agents say it is their greatest worry at the moment, way ahead of almost all other issues facing agents.This includes (in descending order) property market volumes, the tenant fees ban, making ends meet, supplier price increases, AML compliance, Brexit and property prices.Agents also no longer seem worried by the ‘online agent threat’ after the collapse or struggles of several high-profile websites including eMoov, Tepilo, Upad and Hatched.Only 10% of agents told lettings platform Goodlord’s researchers that they are worried by competition from hybrid and online competitors.Agents’ worries over rent controls seems odd given that it is only Scotland where they have gained any traction.In the rest of the UK only the cities of London and Manchester have said they’d like to implement rent controls or caps, but don’t yet have the powers to implement them – and are unlikely to get them while the Conservatives are in power.During the election campaign Jenrick appeared to go soft on rent controls, accepting that something needs to be done to reign-in excessive increases in rents. But he said ‘traditional’ rent controls were out of the question.“Whilst a significant proportion are currently pessimistic about the future of the industry, it’s heartening to see that a much greater proportion are optimistic about the agencies they work for,” says Tom Mundy, COO at Goodlord.“Despite this being a major period of transition for the whole industry, most are doing all they can to make the best of a tough climate.”Read the report in full.   goodlord rent caps rent controls Tom Mundy estate agents February 11, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Russian Navy to Get Project 667BDRM Submarine by End of 2012

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy December 21, 2011 View post tag: end Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy to Get Project 667BDRM Submarine by End of 2012 View post tag: project View post tag: get View post tag: News by topic Project 667BDRM nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Verkhoturye which is currently being repaired on the main slipway of JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center will be delivered to the Navy by the end of 2012, reports the yard’s press service.The submarine is supposed to leave the covered slipway in March 2012. After that, nuclear reactor cores will be refueled. By that time, floating workshop PM-63 will be ready to perform this technologically complicated process. Before the sub is placed in the dock, shipbuilders of Zvezdochka will perform an array of works, i.e. assembling of the dock equipment, reactor refueling systems, and damage control systems. Also, access patch of the strength hull must be placed and welded in the 3-rd section.To meet the deadline, the shipyard will have to work in the New Year holidays. It is planned to use repairing experience of SSBN Karelia in order to reduce time of the dock operations. For instance, experts of Severny Reid will adjust navigation system Shluz inside the covered slipway before the sub’s withdrawal.SSBN Verkhoturye is not a young submarine; she was built in 1984 and passed interim overhaul at Zvezdochka in 1993-1998 in the times of persistent underfinancing. Old equipment from utilized subs was mounted instead of new one. In this regard, most of onboard systems has been rejected and need replacement. The shipyard has already spent so-called internal reserves, so it is almost impossible to deliver new equipment in a relatively short time.In the second half of 2011, Zvezdochka shipyard and contracting companies have repaired outer and strength hulls, bulkheads, fairings, high-pressure air tanks, submergence and surfacing systems, etc.Testing of ballast tanks has been almost completed; turbines of autonomous turbo generator, turbine-geared propulsion unit, and main condensers have been repaired; gyro room is ready for installation of Shluz navigation system. Internal tanks have been painted; battery wells are ready for battery mounting. Curiously, SPO Arktika used nonstandard solutions in order to finish repair of large-size electric machines in time. For instance, a specially designed bearing was installed in one of pumps; that made possible not to cut access holes in gas-proof coverage for taking out that large-size equipment.JSC Askold (Far East) has carried out complicated overhaul of air system fittings, and JSC Zvezda (St. Petersburg) delivered two diesel generators.In Sept 2011, director general of JSC Zvezdochka approved the beginning of mooring trials for particular systems. As for now, over 50 projects have been finished.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 21, 2011; Image: zgjunshicenter_img View post tag: 667BDRM Industry news View post tag: 2012 Russian Navy to Get Project 667BDRM Submarine by End of 2012 View post tag: Russian View post tag: submarine Share this articlelast_img read more

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Greyfriars rejected £30 million bid to keep Hall open

first_imgSee also: last term’s video report on Greyfriars’ closure  Alumni and students could take legal action after Friars refuse plans to help religious Hall relocateFriars have rejected a £30 million pound proposal that could have saved Greyfriars Hall from closure, Cherwell can exclusively reveal.According to the Hall’s students and alumni, the Capuchin friars who currently run Greyfriars blocked the deal – which would have required only nominal participation by the Order – because they wanted no further involvement with students.On 25 October last year, the friars announced that the permanent private hall was to close, citing a lack of staff and financial reasons, and arrangements were made to transfer students to Regent’s Park, another PPH.In the month following this announcement, Into, a company which runs courses helping international students gain places at UK universities, made a business proposition to provide £30 million to relocate the Hall and continue teaching for its students. The company has developed partnerships with Newcastle, East Anglia and Exeter universities, and runs courses for international students to study English and improve academic skills before beginning a full degree. Barry Hudd, Communications Officer for the Capuchin Order explained that a representative of Into had spoken to the previous Warden of Greyfriars, Dr Nicholas Richardson, and had made contact with the tutors and fellows of the Hall. However, he added that the company had never made direct contact with the trustees of Greyfriars, who had ultimate control over the future of the Hall.Fellows of the Hall proposed to relocate Greyfriars to another site in Oxford with the money provided by Into, with the friars providing the license for the PPH but with no responsibility for its day to day running. At a meeting of the Order’s trustees from 10-12 December, Hudd said that the friars refused to accept this ‘business plan’ because it “would have given the Capuchin Order full legal responsibility and liability for the Hall without any control, which is why they rejected it.” However, current students and alumni have claimed that many friars did not want to involve themselves with students any further, and blocked attempts to re-establish the Hall with only token links to the Capuchin Order. In an email to students sent last December before the proposal was considered, Rupert Abbott, of the Greyfriars Society alumni association, wrote, “The Order agreed to consider a proposal which is in place to save Greyfriars and secure a wonderful future. This proposal includes significant investment, a relocation to the former site of Greyfriars, and a focus on providing opportunities to the underprivileged.”“However, in hindsight it seems that the Order’s assurances were a stalling tactic. The Order led the Fellows to believe that the alternative proposal to closure would be considered, and then disregarded these assurances to the extent of denying that they had ever been made,” he stated.Abbott threatened legal action if the friars refused to consider the offer. “Students, Fellows and alumni [that] I have spoken to are united in their desire to fight the Order’s decision to close Greyfriars. We have sought the assistance of influential contacts to put pressure on the Order and University. Please note that if the Order fails to reverse its decision, legal action will be brought (in the form of an application for judicial review of the way in which the decision to close was made),” he wrote.Abbott failed to comment on whether legal action was a possibility, but students contacted by Cherwell said that the alumni society, fellows and current undergraduates could all be suing the friary.One former student, who wished to remain anonymous, said that some friars had opposed any links to a relocated PPH during unofficial negotiations with the University and students. “Their attitude was effectively one of ‘we don’t want you here,’” she said.Another student, who also wished to remain unnamed, said he felt that negotiations failed because “the Order does not want the college there.” David Cochrane, a former Greyfriars student, said he felt that some of the friars resented the original decision by the Order in 1981 to begin educating students as a Permanent Private Hall. “There might have been some residual sense that the friars shouldn’t have done this in the first place,” he said.The current Acting Warden of Greyfriars, Reverend Mark Elvins, refused to comment on the allegations, saying that they were “conjecture” and “speculation.”In a statement, Into denied having any formal discussions with Greyfriars about the proposal but added that “it is not the company’s practice to comment in any way on the many conversion that it routinely has with institutions in this country and overseas.”by David Matthews, Deputy Editorlast_img read more

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Assault pledge finds support

first_imgIn an effort to increase awareness of sexual violence and to promote dialogue, representatives of student government’s “One is Too Many” campaign recently went door-to-door in residence halls, asking students to sign a pledge to stand up against sexual violence.“In total, we had 142 people who went around the dorms,” student body president Alex Coccia said. “They collected 2,816 signatures, and then the people who indicated they would want to be involved in a larger way were 1,147,” he said. “Of the on-campus students that we attempted to reach, that’s about 45 percent.”Coccia said this was the first door-to-door student government issue campaign of which he is aware.“Our goal was about 40 percent because this was a one-time, door-to-door, and without really a follow-up immediately, it’s inevitable that you miss people who aren’t in the dorm or aren’t around,” he said. “And this number doesn’t include the number of people who have since signed a pledge to hang outside their door, but whose name we didn’t receive. It’s higher, at this point, in terms of the number of pledges actually signed.”Student body vice president Nancy Joyce said the representatives who led the campaign were encouraged to focus on the pledge itself.“[The pledge] functions as the centerpiece of the campaign and is something that we thought just about everybody on campus can get behind and support. That’s something that we can each individually commit to,” she said. “That was the talking point for all the conversations, the pledge. Then depending on the dorm, depending on the individuals, the conversations were all a little bit different.”Joyce said the students that the campaign reached widely supported the pledge.“Even people who felt they still had some questions, they felt they could sign the pledge because it is something that as an individual you can take ownership of and support,” she said.Coccia and Joyce said both male and female dorms had high levels of participation in the campaign.“I think we got a lot of positive feedback across all the dorms,” Joyce said. “We were very pleased with the kind of feedback we got from men’s halls. It was honest feedback, and I think in situations where people were engaging in conversation there was good conversation to be had. If anything, in all the dorms now where these pledges are hanging up, that’s a very powerful symbol in men’s and women’s dorms that people are supportive on this issue.”Joyce said though students were widely receptive to signing the pledge, many of the students who went door-to-door expressed frustration at not being able to spark deeper conversation.“One common thing they said was that while they were able to present the pledge and get positive support for it, this wasn’t conducive to meaningful conversation,” she said. “And students who were answering their doors often said their biggest complaint was that this wasn’t something that really got to the heart of conversation.“We knew from Day One this wasn’t going to be something where you’re going to sit for an hour and really delve into a discussion. I think that’s probably really how we’re going to tailor the next steps. We’re going to try to create spaces for conversation on a deeper level.”The results of the campaign have provided guidance for student government’s next actions, Coccia said.“Getting feedback from the campaign and looking what threads have emerged and what needs there are that we could really address in these next few months,” he said. “One is working with survivors to tell their story. Again, this is an effort to make it a much more personal issue on campus.”Coccia said this first step will be followed by a second and third. He said the second step will be an effort to get male students to become active rather than passive when in the position of bystanders.“The third is to make sure that the conversations aren’t segregated by dorm, that we’re actually having mixed gender conversations about this issue,” he said.Tags: Alex Coccia, Nancy Joyce, One is too many, Pledge, Student governmentlast_img read more

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Doctor Zhivago’s Tam Mutu & Kelli Barrett Are Taking Your Questions

first_img Related Shows View Comments As the wise prophet Taylor Swift once said, “It’s a love story, baby, just say yes.” Doctor Zhivago onstage lovers Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett are plopping down on the Broadway.com couch for an appropriately epic round of Ask a Star. The two, who play Yurii Zhivago and Lara Guishar, respectively, are ready to quench your thirst for all things Russian, so don’t hold back! Submit a question to the talented (and oh so pretty) duo below, then tune in to Broadway.com to see if they answer yours! <a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/zkcabdd0xrxsv8/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/zkcabdd0xrxsv8/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Doctor Zhivago Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015last_img read more

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Colombian Army Destroys 10 FARC Explosives Factories

first_img The Colombian Army has succeeded in counter terrorist actions in northern Cauca department and has found areas in which all kinds of explosives, which are distributed and planted by the FARC and their support networks in several regional areas, are manufactured, causing irreversible damage among peasants, indigenous populations, and soldiers. Four bulks of material used in explosives, including splinters to inflict further damage, 90 gallons of black gunpowder for manufacturing explosives, 120 tar plates weighing 200 grams each, and 24 one-meter-long iron tubes to launch cluster bombs were destroyed at the site. The explosives factory had the capacity of manufacturing great quantities of explosive artifacts, mines and artisan grenades, to be used in terrorist attacks in different municipalities in the north of Cauca department. By Dialogo April 08, 2013 By using improvised explosive devices to perpetrate indiscriminate acts of violence, the FARC faction spreads fear among the civilian population, resulting in thousands of victims who suffer the indelible consequences left by explosives. Colombian Army Soldiers managed to locate and destroy a targeted factory of improvised explosive devices that belonged to mobile support faction “Jacobo Arenas” of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who use homemade bombs as a form of intimidation, an Army spokesman said on April 4. The change in conducting wars was going from seeking direct confrontation with the guerrilla in order to achieve its military defeat to the employment of SUN TZU’s Art of irregular War technique -using intelligence to see all the weaknesses, to know when to strike them, to leverage the combat areas by avoiding ambushes and performing civil-military actions to win the support of the civil population which is vital for planning operations. It took long to make this change since the Colombian army was very attached to its war experiences in Korea, under the U.S. army doctrines which resulted in the defeat in Vietnam, before an army, without U.S. military equipment but with the great experience of Mao and its guerrilla in China, using the experiences of the SUN TZU’s the art of war, which is still valid today, especially in the fight against the insurgent, made in Cuba.last_img read more

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