Partnership aims to ‘sex up’ public jobs

first_img Comments are closed. Partnership aims to ‘sex up’ public jobsOn 27 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today An innovative partnership of local government and NHS trusts aims to recruitpeople who are unaware of the variety of jobs that the public sector offers. The Gateshead Partnership is made up of the Gateshead Council, Gateshead NHSTrust and Gateshead Primary Care Trust, which together employ more than 15,000people in more than 1,200 jobs. The scheme aims to promote awareness and the public sector’s profile, bydemonstrating the wide spectrum of jobs that the three different employersoffer. Organisers of the partnership hope that young people in particular, whodon’t rate the public sector as ‘particularly sexy’, will be drawn to jobs suchas web design, architecture and patient liaison. To stimulate a sense of serving the community, billboard advertising and ashared internet portal with local NHS trusts show actual Gateshead publicsector employees, rather than actors or models. Jeff Dean, head of personnel services at Gateshead council, said thatsharing a recruitment campaign with the local NHS trusts would ‘mop up a lotmore people numerically’ as it could demonstrate a wider choice of professions.”Our organisations have a lot of shared values, but the jobs we offerare not the same, so we are not in competition,” he said. “Workingtogether shows this is all about Gateshead and the community.” Dean added that the project had prompted greater interaction between theorganisations, including training projects, which would not be possible tooperate individually due to a lack of participants. The project is running until March, when it will culminate in a job faircombining the three employers. By Michael Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Chetrit lands $90M inventory loans for Tribeca condo conversion

first_imgJoseph Chetrit and 49 Chambers (Getty, 49 Chambers) Chetrit Group’s luxury Tribeca condo project recently received $90.75 million in inventory loans.Axos Bank provided a $49.25 million senior mortgage for 49 Chambers Street. Silverstein Capital Partners, the lending arm of developer Silverstein Properties, issued a $41.5 million mezzanine loan for 51 unsold units in the 97-unit condo development, sources familiar with the deal told The Real Deal. Both loans have a four-year term.The proceeds from the loan were used to pay off part of the property’s existing loans, which were issued by SL Green Realty in early 2019 and later sold to Silverstein, sources said.Read moreChetrit Group lands $204M to refinance 49 Chambers Street condo conversionTo lure buyers, Extell offers free common charges for up to five yearsManhattan luxury market has another strong week Built in 1912, the 15-story Beaux Arts building was once the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank. Chetrit bought the Beaux-Arts building from the city in 2013 for $89 million, and began converting it into condos in 2016, with a projected sellout of $334 million.Sales for its condos launched in 2017, but have struggled amid the broader luxury market downturn. In November 2018, The Real Deal reported that the developer was offering buyers’ agents 50 percent of their commission at the contract signing.About two years ago, SL Green provided the developer with a $204 million loan on the property to retire a $194 million construction financing package, which was issued by SL Green and Acore Capital in 2016, according to Commercial Observer.Chetrit and Axos Bank did not respond to requests for comment for the article. Silverstein declined to comment. Contact Akiko Matsuda Message* Email Address* Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* TagsChetrit GroupCommercial Real Estatecondo marketNYC Luxury Marketlast_img read more

Survey of upper band chorus and ECH waves: implications for the diffuse aurora

first_imgThe origin of the diffuse aurora has been a source of controversy for many years. More recently, the question has taken a new significance in view of the associated changes in atmospheric chemistry which may affect the middle atmosphere. Here, we use CRRES data to assess the importance of upper band chorus and electron cyclotron harmonic (ECH) waves in the production of the diffuse aurora. Both wave modes increase with increasing geomagnetic activity, suggesting they are related to periods of enhanced convection and/or substorm activity. They are confined to the near-equatorial region, which excludes the prenoon sector from the wave survey. During active conditions, intense ECH waves and upper band chorus, with amplitudes exceeding 1 mV m(-1), are observed in the region 4 < L < 7 from 2100 to 0600 MLT approximately 20% and 6% of the time, respectively. This suggests that both wave modes can put electrons on strong diffusion, but only during active conditions and not at all local times. Scattering rates fall below the strong diffusion limit at other times when the wave amplitudes are weaker. Fluxes of low energy electrons (100 eV < E < 30 keV) also increase with increasing geomagnetic activity in approximately the same region of geospace as the waves, suggesting that these electrons are responsible for the generation of the waves. The patterns of the upper band chorus, ECH waves, and low-energy electrons are similar to the global morphology of the diffuse aurora, suggesting that both wave modes play significant roles in the production of the diffuse aurora.last_img read more

Zoopla’s new offices vs the Rightmove lair

first_imgZoopla and Rightmove are clearly not short of cash. The two portal giants last year posted profits between them totalling £169 million and some of it has made its way into their office environments.Both companies are competing for the best staff of course and, following the launch of Zoopla’s new offices on London’s South Bank, it appears the purple one is making a bid to win this workspace war.So let’s compare the two. What are the common themes that upmarket offices should include these days. Perhaps your branch could follow suit?Rightmove on the left, Zoopla on the right.Enable staff to be watched while they’re brainstorming     Remind people where they’re working, with BIG LOGOS     Attract staff who like gardening    Give it a theme, like farming or libraries, or something    offices Rightmove Zoopla October 12, 2016Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Zoopla’s new offices vs the Rightmove lair previous nextProducts & ServicesZoopla’s new offices vs the Rightmove lairSee if the purple one’s achingly trendy new HQ outdoes Rightmove’s Milton Keynes cowshed.Nigel Lewis12th October 201602,346 Viewslast_img read more

Six-inch scar for student impaled on ski pole

first_imgA Jesus student was hospitalized and left badly scarred after a near-fatal accident on the college ski trip. On the first night of a college trip to Tignes in the French Alps 20 yearold Ed Bloch hit a snow drift, lost a ski, fell and impaled himself on the end of one of his poles. The accident took place in appalling weather conditions with poor visibility and a dangerously bumpy piste. Second-year medical student Bloch said, “It felt like a painful winding at first, so I got up and we skied to the village. I just thought I would sit a couple out to get my breath back. As I got down to the village it got quite hard to breath and pretty painful, so I asked for directions for the medical centre, by which time I was very pale and worse for wear, so we called an ambulance.” Bloch was rushed to a nearby hospital where an ultrasound scan revealed he had ruptured his spleen six times and bled three litres of blood into his abdominal cavity. “I started going into hypovolaemic shock and was short of breath, so they had to operate on me straight away in the very small hospital, “he said. “Doctors told me I was lucky to be alive.” He woke up with a six inch scar across his stomach. Unable to leave hospital until several days after the rest of the college team had gone home, he lost two and a half stone in the course of his nil-by-mouth recovery. He has been warned against contact sports for a further two months and will need to take regular antibiotics for a minimum of three years. Close friend Piers Lemoine visited Bloch several times in hospital at Bourgs Saint-Maurice. “The hospital was a bit rubbish, but Ed had a lot of visitors,” he said. He added, “He was very thin and seemed pretty bored at times, but I thought he kept in remarkably high spirits.”last_img read more

Indiana House Approves $34.6 Billion Budget Plan

first_imgFEBRUARY 25TH, 2019 TYRONE MORRIS INDIANAHouse lawmakers in Indiana sign off on a $34.6 billion two year budget. The budget, which passed 65-32, includes an additional $286 million for the Department of Child Services and increases for Medicaid. The big focus is a 2.1 percent spending hike for the 2020 fiscal year and 2.2 percent in 2021. That makes the total budget a little more than $7 billion for the 2020 year.The budget also calls for spending $150 million in surplus money to pay off teacher pension liability that schools have slowly been paying off for years.Governor Eric Holcomb had asked for some of that money to be allocated to teacher pay increases only, but this version of the budget does not designate specific money for pay hikes.Lawmakers say this budget plan leaves the state with a $63 million surplus for 2020 and $55 million the year after.The budget now goes to the Senate where it will likely be amended before they take a vote.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City Announces 2018 Baby Parade Contest Winners

first_imgThese fire fighters take their jobs seriously at Ocean City’s Baby Parade Thursday morning, where adorned kids in strollers, wagons and floats kept crowds amused. (City of Ocean City) Bamberger AwardNumber: 101Names: Parker CornickTheme: Pearl of Peck’s BeachParents: Liz CornickHanscom AwardNumber: 300Names: Teagan, Delia and Jonas ByerTheme: The Circus Comes To Ocean CityParents: Jared and Kelly ByerDahlhausen AwardNumber: 204Names: Jonathan Jones-CarafaTheme:  Ginger Beach HouseParents: Jennifer JonesCanale AwardNumber: 501Names:  Tyler and Summer FreemanTheme:  OCBP TwinsParents: Melissa FreemanMost Outstanding Twins or TripletsNumber:  710Names: Garret, Liam and Payton Rose FrielTheme:  OCFD: Ocean City Friel DepartmentParents: Deborah FrielGreatest Distance TraveledNumber: 302Names: Gabriella PapapietroTheme:  Strolling Southern Belle From Saratoga, CaliforniaParents: Fran PapapietroDivision A (Fancy) Section 100 (under age 2) WinnerNumber: 107Names:  Victoria and Giuliana LaMota, Jacob PenskyTheme:  The Wizard of OZParents: Nicole and Antonio LaMota, Griselda and Brian PenskyJudges had lots of floats to choose from. (City of Ocean City)Division A Section 100 Runner UpNumber:  100Names:  Scarlet BernackiTheme:  Miss Scarlet, Fresh from “The Gardens”Parents: Janae BernackiDivision A Section 200 WinnerNumber: 205Names:  Kendall and Shannon DonnellyTheme: Princess Tea PartyParents:  Pamela DonnellyDivision A Section 200 Runner UpsNumber:  203Names: Jackson and Cameron DavisTheme: Up, Up and AwayParents: Lori Davis-GriffinDivision A Section 300 WinnerNumber: 303Names:  Grace and Tierney KaneTheme:  Fairy Garden PrincessParents: Kelly KaneDivision A Section 300 Runner UpsNumber: 302Names: Gabriella PapapietroTheme:  Strolling Southern BelleParents: Fran PapaietroDivision B Section 400 WinnerNumber:  408Names:   Vivian FirmaniTheme:  Rock LobsterParents:  Rebecca FirmaniDivision B Section 400 Runner UpsNumber:  400Names:  Victoria SelbyTheme:   Splish SplashParents:  Christina SelbyDivision B Section 500 WinnerNumber: 504Names:  Mackenzie and Ava Young, Aleissia Strama, and Audrey DoggendorfTheme:   Go Granny GoParents:  Amy YoungDivision B Section 500 Runner UpsNumber:  509Names: Lilian Albright and Thomas Dickinson Jr.Theme:  Going Ape for OC GolfParents:  Lindsay DickinsonDivision B Section 600 WinnerNumber:  600Names:  Sophia, Gloria and Katelynn Neal, and Sebastian and Isabella LynchTheme: Cruella De VilParents: Adrienne MarquetteDivision B Section 600 Runner UpsNumber: 601Names: Rayleigh, Dillon, Ainsley and Grayson Forrester, Ava and Adler Shappell, and Elijah PooleTheme: The Greatest ShowParents:  Kelsey Ernst, Blair Poole, Jessica ShappellDivision C WinnerNumber:  708Names:  Ryan and Angela MedioTheme:  Ocean City Knows This is the Greatest ShowParents:  Cindy MedioDivision C Runner UpsNumber:  703Names:   Kevin KohlmannTheme:  Cowboy Kevin on the Tail EastParents: Keith KohlmannNumber:  700Names:  Eddie KlossTheme: Helicopter EddieParents:  Ed and Kim KlossBest Float           Ocean City Theatre Company’s Spotlight Performers Show ChoirBest Musical Act             Ed Coles Entertainerslast_img read more

Jay voters reelect selectpersons, approve budget

first_imgJAY – Voters approved a $5.3 million municipal budget and reelected two members of the Board of Selectpersons at the polls Tuesday.Selectperson Gary McGrane was reelected to another three-year term on the board with 449 votes to challenger Trudy-Marie Marshall’s 321 votes. Also reelected was Selectperson F. Timothy DeMillo, who ran unopposed and received 731 votes, and incumbent Director Robert Staples II, who was also unopposed for his seat on the Regional School Unit 73. Raymond Fleury II and Randall Doiron, running unopposed, were elected as trustees of the water district.The municipal expenditures approved Tuesday come in at roughly $9,000 less than the previous fiscal year. With projected revenues increasing to $2.1 million, a $120,000 jump over the current budget, residents would be asked to pay $3.23 million in assessments, a decrease of roughly $130,000 or more than 3 percent.Residents did not vote on the RSU 73 budget, due to an error with the warrant. Instead, that vote has been rescheduled to Aug. 18 with a hearing to be held on Aug. 4.last_img read more

Judge OKs extradition of 2 wanted in ex-Nissan boss’ escape

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — A U.S. judge has cleared the way for the extradition of an American father and son accused of sneaking former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box. The U.S. State Department said in October that it had agreed to hand Michael Taylor and Peter Taylor over to Japan but U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani in Massachusetts put their extradition on hold after their lawyers filed an emergency petition. Talwani wrote in a ruling issued Thursday that the extradition could move forward. Lawyers for the men said in court papers that they plan to appeal to the Boston-based federal appeals court.last_img read more

Class council tickets announce platforms

first_imgThe election committee of the Judicial Council approved six tickets to run for Class Councils. The tickets for Senior Class Council and Junior Class Council will run unopposed, and four tickets will campaign for Sophomore Class Council. Elections take place Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the Judicial Council.  Emily Hoffman | The Observer Senior Class Council Martin Walsh, Briggs Hoyt, Devin Nagendran and Robert ReedMartin Walsh, Briggs Hoyt, Devin Nagendran and Robert Reed hope to utilize their collective experience to create a memorable senior year for their class by organizing events to bring its members together.“For next year, our main goal is to plan memorable class events that are rooted in unity and service,” Walsh, the ticket’s presidential candidate, said. “It is our hope that these events not only promote class unity but also foster a stronger class growth as we journey through our final year here at Notre Dame.“We hope to build on past successful events of Junior Class Council as well as allow the class as a whole to be more integral in determining the types of events we plan.”Walsh said the ticket’s main goal is to provide class events that promote senior class camaraderie and integrate the South Bend community. He said they hope to plan a class Silver Hawks game and social events that showcase the South Bend music scene.Junior Class CouncilZach Waterson, Michael Fliotsos, Andrew Stoker and Miranda HerreraZach Waterson, Michael Fliotsos, Andrew Stoker and Miranda Herrera plan to center their Junior Class Council administration on collaboration, communication and quality.“Junior Class Council is in a unique position, as many of our classmates will be abroad during at least part of our term,” Waterson said. “Our goal is to envision events, projects and resources that strengthen the unity of the class of 2016 and ensure that our classmates feel connected, even across continents.”Waterson said the ticket wanted to focus on collaboration.“We want to extend the Junior Class Council’s presence in event programming on campus,” Waterson said. “For example, we want to collaborate with next year’s Sophomore Class Council for the second annual Great Gatsby dance, hopefully cementing it as a tradition.”Sophomore Class CouncilThomas Davis, Grace Maxwell, Benjamin Cote and Joanie HoganAs class officers, Tommy Davis, Grace Maxwell, Benjamin Cote and Joanie Hogan would link to be a link between sophomores and other people and organizations on campus.“We see our place as more of a bridge for people who have ideas, but they can’t get them to the right people,” Green said. “We see our place as trying to be that bridge between either the administration, the judicial council, upperclassmen, pretty much anyone who needs to hear these ideas.”Green said he and his ticket want to help people with specific ideas bring them to fruition, as well as organize events that connect the different classes.“One thing is that we don’t have as many events that link with other classes, and so I’d try to work with some of the upperclassmen to try to build a broader community instead of just the sophomore class,” he said.Andrew Galo, Michaela McInerney, Vincent Vangaever and Daniel BarabasiThe ticket of Andrew Galo, Michaela McInerney, Vincent Vangaever and Daniel Barabasi is attempting to ensure student government hears the voices of rising sophomores next year.“We believe that the sophomore executive board should be the first line of communication between the sophomore class and the University,” Galo said. “We will make sure every complaint or suggestion about residential, academic, social or spiritual life is heard.“If we cannot directly solve it, we will consult the student body president and vice president, and we will make sure you are heard.”Galo said the ticket would also promote social outreach projects in South Bend and the social aspects of campus life. A specific initiative of the group would be making the Great Gatsby dance an annual event.Editor’s Note: Barabasi is a Scene staff writerAndrew Green, Ned Vogel, Francesca Mancuso and Matt BarrattCurrent freshmen class officers Andrew Green, Ned Vogel, Francesca Mancuso and Matt Barratt want to continue their work by encouraging community in the sophomore class.“What class council’s all about is getting unity and community for the entire class, and so what we really want to do is push for that more, by doing all the different events that we did this year but more off campus next year and focusing in on the service aspect and the social aspect — making sure that everyone feels like they’re included in this class,” Green said.The ticket’s ideas include a class trip to Cedar Point, improving the class website to include events and employment resources, organizing events with the Career Center and other events like a battle of the bands.Noemi Ventilla, Michael Markel, Neil Joseph and Eva NiklinskaAs class officers, Noemi Ventilla, Michael Markel, Neil Joseph and Eva Niklinska would like to increase the connections between the Sophomore Class Council, other student government organizations and the student body.“We would set up office hours or hold monthly town hall meetings where students could voice their opinions, ask questions, volunteer their help or make suggestions to the Sophomore Class Council,” Ventilla said. “We want the sophomore class to be familiar enough with us to feel comfortable sharing their ideas and needs.”Ventilla said the other students on her ticket, all of whom currently serve on Freshman Class Council, would like to establish service events in South Bend and organize free skates and a dance marathon.“We would like to first receive feedback from the sophomore class as to their interest,” she said.Tags: Class Council, elections, junior class council, senior class council, sophomore class councillast_img read more