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Position Descriptions of Christmas Past

first_img Comments are closed. Are the multi-skilled, or the specialists among us, more future-proof & better equipped for organisational evolution?I believe there are two trains of thought on this. These days with organisations advocating agile or iterative processes, we have witnessed a shift in not just how we meet deadlines and time restraints but in our professional mentalities. Everything is quicker, processes more streamlined and we are always looking for ways to create new efficiencies as we all deal with ever changing goalposts on a day to day basis. With this we of course become more than just what our defined position descriptions would have meant 5 to 10 years ago and instead we must be broader skilled, dynamic, out-of-the-box problem solvers who have to turn our hands daily to tasks which historically wouldn’t have been ours.On the other hand, we have a growing trend of positions being broken up into several roles where in the past they may all have been taken care of by one position. An example of this could be the role of an internal recruiter. In years gone by, a recruiter would be responsible for the end to end process of finding candidates for any given role – engaging them, appropriately screening them, interviewing them, coordinating interviews with relevant hiring managers – and thereafter would also be responsible for “closing” or hiring. However these days, a large number of recruitment roles are broken up more distinctly into sourcing, recruiting and account managing.There is merit in both methods but I will be interested to see moving forward whether it is the specialist or the broader-skilled that demonstrates more staying power. Position Descriptions of Christmas PastShared from missc on 19 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Read full article center_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Comment on Is Agency recruitment going to be ‘uber-ised’? The answer here. by Scott

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article great blog.Read full article Comment on Is Agency recruitment going to be ‘uber-ised’? The answer here. by ScottShared from missc on 22 Apr 2016 in Personnel Todaylast_img

Feeding rates and diel vertical migration of copepods near South Georgia: a comparison of shelf and oceanic sites

first_imgSeventeen Longhurst Hardy Plankton Recorder profiles were taken over a diel cycle in January 1990 to study the feeding of four major copepods over the South Georgia shelf. Ontogenetic changes in vertical migration were followed and feeding cycles determined by gut fluorometry for Calanoides acutus Stage CV, Calanus sinillimus CV and CVI♀, C. propinquus CV and Rhincalanus gigas CV and CVI♀. In common with a neighbouring oceanic site visited two weeks later and reported elsewhere, all four species had a diel cycle of feeding and migration. The vertical distributions of C. simillimus (all stages), R. gigas (nauplii) and Euphausia frigida (postlarvae) were similar at both sites, the night being spent within the chlorophyll maximum at 15 to 30 m. However, the biomass dominants, C. acutus and R. gigas, dwelt below the chlorophyll maximum, about 30 m deeper than their oceanic counterparts. Unlike the oceanic site, feeding at the shelf site was not restricted to darkness, but increased 6 to 10 h before nightfall and finished at dawn; the intervening period coincided with sinking and digestion. Daylight feeding may have been induced by the shorter night, lower light levels or greater food requirements at the shelf site, despite planktonic predators being over three times more abundant. Daily ration estimates for R. gigas at both sites were only ∼2% body carbon per day. These low values contrast with its smaller competirors, whose rations were in the range 5.6 to 27%.last_img read more

Happy New Year 2013!

first_img View post tag: New View post tag: Naval December 31, 2012 Share this article View post tag: 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: HAPPY Happy New Year 2013!center_img Naval Today team wishes all our readers and their loved ones a joyous holiday and a happy and prosperous New Year!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Year View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Happy New Year 2013! View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

UK: HMS Edinburgh Deploys for Last Time

first_img View post tag: HMS UK: HMS Edinburgh Deploys for Last Time Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Edinburgh Deploys for Last Time View post tag: Deploys View post tag: time View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence Industry news View post tag: News by topiccenter_img Share this article View post tag: Navy May 23, 2013 View post tag: last View post tag: Edinburgh View post tag: Naval HMS Edinburgh has slipped her lines from Ocean Terminal for the last time as she bade farewell to her affiliated city of Edinburgh yesterday for the last time.During her six-day stay the soon-to-be decommissioned Type 42 destroyer hosted a number of events and was the centre of attention for thousands of visitors.The ship was greeted on the Thursday afternoon by members of the ship’s company who, after a gruelling five day, 450 mile bike ride from London, finally arrived at Ocean Terminal where the ship was docked.Emotions ran high as the cyclists punched the air with delight and hugged each other after completing their epic journey.That evening she hosted more than 60 VIPs and dignitaries as a way of thanking Edinburgh for the city’s consistent hospitality over the years.The evening finished with the Royal Marines Band of Scotland treating guests to a selection of music, including ’Beating the Retreat’.After a successful Privilege of the City march along the Royal Mile on Friday, HMS Edinburgh opened her doors to the public. Even the torrential downpours could not keep the crowds away with over 2,300 people queuing up to visit the ship and the numerous stands.On Sunday, various organisations joined the ship for tours including the Royal Naval Association and war veterans.HMS Edinburgh’s Commanding Officer, Commander Nick Borbone, said:“It was an absolute honour to have been welcomed so affectionately in Edinburgh over the past weekend and took particular pride in exercising our Freedom of the City with a Privilege Parade on Friday.“The level of support we received during our public open day was humbling and a real joy – the enthusiasm was infectious.” Prior to the ship departing on Tuesday, members of the ship’s company made one last visit to the Simpsons Special Baby Care Unit (SSBC) at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.This unit was adopted by the ship as a chosen charity and during the visit personnel presented the SSBC with a cheque for £1,500 which will be used towards new training facilities at the Infirmary.The ship’s doctor Surgeon Lieutenant Kat Rawlinson, said:”The unit is a volunteer run charity set up by parents who wanted to ensure that every baby born prematurely receive an equal start in life. It is funded entirely through donations and does a fantastic job.”It was a delight to visit the unit and present them with the cheque from money we raised during our last deployment.”This morning HMS Edinburgh departed the Scottish capital in style with the Royal Marines Band of Scotland playing her out from the Royal Yacht Britannia.The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, The Rt Hon Donald Wilson, joined Commanding Officer of HMS Edinburgh, Commander Nick Borbone RN, on the bridge as the ship moved out into the North Sea, after which the Lord Provost departed the ship for the last time.HMS Edinburgh is now on a two day transit around the northern tip of Scotland, before joining 21 other ships from various countries, including Russia and Poland, in Liverpool to continue with the Battle of the Atlantic 70th anniversary commemorations that began in London a fortnight ago.Built at the Cammell Laird Yard in Birkenhead – HMS Edinburgh will travel home to Portsmouth at the end of the month, before decommissioning on the 6th June marking the end of her 30 year service with the Royal Navy.The Type 42 destroyers have all been decommissioned, apart from Edinburgh, to make way for the brand new fleet of state-of-the-art Type 45 destroyers.[mappress]Press Release, May 23, 2013; Image: Royal Navylast_img read more

Organic Décor at the Shore

first_imgOCNJ Daily is constantly looking for new and exciting ways to interact with our readers.  This week we are proud to introduce a new member to our staff.  Maureen Schneider is resident of Ocean City, is married and a mother of two. She also is the principal at Finley & Associates, a newly created Ocean City based consulting and design firm. Maureen has a passion for beach house renovations and redesigns.  She can be reached at [email protected] is the overdone coastal motif, and in is the relaxed organic look.  Whether your house on the island is your primary residence, second home or rental property, design trends are lending themselves to a more natural, relaxed style.  We all want our home to be the place where we, as well as our guests can feel welcomed into a space. Creating a space that is bright, airy and provides a sense of peace.  Upon purchasing a beach home owners tend to suddenly find themselvescollecting that great seashell shaped pillow, or framed lighthouse print.  Not only do they collect theseitems themselves, everyone who stops in for a day at the beach gifts them.  Suddenly their surroundings resemble a coastal gift shop.Homeowners want that “beachy” look, and it can be accomplished by bringing elements into the home that are influenced by the environment. Nature easily gives so many rich and inspiring sources for decorating.  Reclaimed wood, recycled or natural stone, glass beaded chandeliers, sisal rugs, cotton weaves, natural wallcoverings, and bamboo shades all provide this.  Whether redesigning your space or just getting started there are a few simple ways to achieve the organic look. Soft interior color schemes resembling those found in nature such as muted greys, varied blues and browns and basic white feel peaceful.  Choosing wood furnishings with a rich brown color and repeating throughout the space will create balance.  Designers are adding more natural materials in unexpected spaces, such as live edge coffee tables and sculptural driftwood.  Soft furnishings made from earth inspired cotton weaves can add comfort to your space.Adding natural beach themed accessories should create harmony with other objects in the home. Materials such as shells, driftwood, and hand-carved sea turns are understated nod to the beach theme.Creating a home that looks untouched by the professional decorator is the desired outcome.  Natural coastal home décor is a look collected and added to over time, full of unearthed treasures, each one like that perfect shell found on a long winter beach walk.last_img read more

SayVES to bread

first_imgThe baking industry launched a public relations offensive this week in a bid to get bread back into the shopping baskets of women hooked on fad diets that outlaw carbohydrate consumption.The campaign, which targets the national media and women’s magazines, aims to guide women between the ages of 30-40 towards adopting more balanced eating habits, with bread included as part of a daily routine via the Vitality Eating System (VES).Carefully avoiding the word ‘diet’, the VES – a joint campaign between the Federation of Bakers, the Flour Advisory Bureau and the Grain Information System – has launched its ‘Pressure To Be Perfect’ research, which claims the 30- to 40-year-old age group is no longer shunning carbohydrates.The January survey of 1,000 women found that bread, rice and pasta were rated positively by 66% of the sample – second only to fruit and vegetables, which achieved the highest rating. The research focused on body image and eating habits, pregnancy and motherhood, attitudes to ageing, and the psychological effects brought about by dieting. It examined why women of that age group feel pressured towards realising a ‘physical ideal’ and stressed the importance of a balanced diet containing carbohydrates such as bread.Women wise upFoB director Gordon Polson says: “The research clearly indicates that the days of carbohydrate-free diets are over. Consumers seem to have wised up to fad diets and now realise the importance of carbohydrates as part of a healthy, balanced diet.”Television presenter Gabby Logan was drafted in to front the VES campaign, which has previously used celebrities Lorraine Kelly and Cat Deeley to promote its message. VES promotes a well-balanced diet plus moderate exercise for weight loss and weight management as an alternative to low-carb diets and as a long-term solution to ‘yo-yo’ dieting. The seven-day diet contains complex carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta and cereals, along with protein, fruit and vegetables. What the survey revealed- 43% of respondents were on a permanent diet, while 20% claim to be in a constant battle of overeating followed by fasting or exercise. – Over a quarter of 30-something women think about their weight ‘several times a day’ – Bread, rice and pasta were rated positively by 66% of the sample- Only 27% of new mothers adopted a weight loss regime of combining a balanced diet with exercise.www.fabflour.co.uklast_img read more

Cycles Burns The Bluebird Theater Down At Sold-Out Headlining Debut [Audio/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Saturday, Colorado’s own psychedelic power trio Cycles made their debut headlining performance at Denver, CO’s Bluebird Theater. Fellow jam bands Goose and Spyscraper handled the evening’s opening duties, allowing fans to loosen up and shake their bones as more and more faithful Cycles fans filtered into the historic Denver theater.Cycles has wowed crowds across the country since their inception almost four years ago. The band formed in May 2015 when Patrick Harvey (guitar), Michael Wood (drums) and Tucker McClung (bass) decided their tasty basement jams were more than ready to rock the stage. After recording two EPs in the band’s basement, the Denver-based trio continued making leaps and bounds in the enormous national music scene that is within constant evolution, releasing their full-length debut album, Vacation, in 2017.Cycles opened up their monstrous set of music with an experimental debut cover of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s “New Breeze”, allowing the sold-out venue to settle in with the breezy avant-garde tune. Patrick Harvey’s signature opening “Oh Whale” lick rang out as Tucker McClung stepped forward to the mic, taking the vocal lead. The fan-favorite “Game Show” was up next, with drummer Michael Wood laying down a snappy groove, quickly locking in with McClung in a tight-knit rhythmic pocket. Harvey proves night-in and night-out why he is one of the most impressive and fascinating guitar players to watch perform live, and at this point, there’s no need to prove anything after his performance on Saturday.A roaring Harvey guitar solo led way to a trancey take on “Float Above It All” before the trio moved forward with “Something In The Water”. McClung is a force to be reckoned with on bass, as he slapped away at a hard-hitting foundational groove. Beyond his speed and agility, what sets Harvey apart from many of the jam scene’s favorite guitar players is his cleverness and brilliance with the use of his effects and pedals. Harvey let it all hang out during Saturday’s “Something In The Water”, laying down free-flowing jazz licks, before looping them at different speeds, and then throwing them back at the crowd in a reverse-effect.In the midst of a bluesy cover of King Crimson‘s “21st Century Schizoid Man”, Harvey broke a guitar string, allowing McClung and Wood to have some fun with a drum and bass jam. Harvey eventually made his way back into the mix with six strings and the band dove head-first into “Music’s For Free”, anchored by a hyper-focused Wood behind the kit. Harvey continued to dazzle the crowd with a series of explosive, ever-evolving peaks, and the three-piece continued with the same vibe as they moved forward with “The Ball”. It’s surprising Harvey didn’t break another guitar string, as the wizard shredded “The Ball” apart with tenacity and enthusiasm.Cycles kicked things up a notch above with “Tucker’s Pet Weed”, Harvey laying down a heavily distorted guitar riff leading into the song’s main theme. The dark and heavy jam led the way for the band to take a brief pause and catch their breaths before McClung dove into “It’s About That Time’s” bubbly bass groove. Wood quickly caught onto McClung’s groove, allowing Harvey to take the lead and progress his way through a colossal jam. McClung and Wood took a second opportunity to flex their chops with a drum and bass jam, igniting a full-fledged dance party at the raucous sold-out venue. The rock show continued long past midnight, as Cycles brought their set to a halt with explosive takes on “Figure It Out” into “The Lone Stranger”.The Cycles boys had some theatrical fun as they opened up their encore with “The Martyr”, which featured Wood solo on piano, McClung on vocals and water-kazoo, and very special guest Clay Volpenhein on lead vocals. The crowd erupted with applause as the trio found their way back to their normal stage set up, bringing their firey-hot performance to a close with “Get Out Of Your Head”.With less than four years under their belts, Cycles’ rise to the top has just begun, and it’s in your best interest to get out and catch one of their live performances the next time they stop through a city near you. A “cold” or “off-night” is nonexistent in Cycle’s cyclical world, so buckle up your bootstraps and expect high-octane jams in the months and years moving forward with this genre-bending band.Cycles – 2/2/2019 (Full-Show Audio)[Audio: The Space Fish]For a full list of Cycles upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Cycles | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 2/2/2019Set: New Breeze+, Oh Whale, Game Show, Float Above It All, Something In The Water, 21st Century Schizoid Man > Broken string Drum and Bass Jam, Music’s For Free, The Ball, Tucker’s Pet Weed, It’s About That Time, Drum and Bass Jam >, Figure It Out > The Lone StrangerEncore: The Martyr*, Get Out Of Your Head+ Debut (Black Moth Super Rainbow cover),* Wood solo piano featuring special guest Clay Volpenhein and Tucker on vocals and water-kazoo)Cycles | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 2/2/2019 | Photos: Ryan Fitzgeraldlast_img read more

A fountain of music

first_imgIt was a class assignment with a transcendent twist.Seven Harvard undergraduates in Richard Beaudoin’s course on music composition took on the challenge last fall of composing short works inspired by art from the collections of the recently reopened Harvard Art Museums. Last month, those compositions were performed publicly for the first time at a concert titled “Sounding Art,” held in the museums’ Calderwood Courtyard.Cellist Neil Heyde of London���s Royal Academy of Music performed the pieces by students Eric Corcoran, Sumire Hirotsuru, Auburn Lee, Cynthia Meng, Samuel Pottash, Brandon Snyder, and Fraser Weist. Before Heyde played the pieces, each student composer spoke briefly about how his or her piece related to the museums’ collections.When art and music come together Cellist Neil Heyde of London’s Royal Academy of Music performed pieces by students at Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard. Courtesy of Harvard Art MuseumsTheir compositions ranged in style from classical to jazz to atonal. Heyde bookended the student works with two different performances of Morton Feldman’s 1950 “Projection 1,” an iconic American composition notated on graph paper that changes each time it is played.As the afternoon program concluded, Beaudoin, a preceptor in the Department of Music, encouraged the audience to visit the University Study Gallery on Level 3, where they could view the works that inspired the student compositions, including Glenn Ligon’s 2004 print “Self-Portrait at Eleven Years Old” and Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour’s 1894 drawing “Music and Poetry.”The event was representative of “everything we do as a teaching museum,” said Laura Muir, the research curator for academic and public programs. “The concert was rooted in our collections and engaged students, faculty, and the public in an interactive moment tied to teaching, learning, and close looking.” <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4Hxv37wnA” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/ud4Hxv37wnA/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

Good fat vs. bad fat vs. high carb vs. low carb

first_imgWhich is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet — or is it the type of fat that matters? In a new paper featured on the cover of Science magazine’s special issue on nutrition, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues with diverse expertise and perspectives on the issues laid out the case for each position and came to a consensus and a future research agenda.The researchers agreed that no specific fat-to-carbohydrate ratio is best for everyone, and that an overall high-quality diet that is low in sugar and refined grains will help most people maintain a healthy weight and lower chronic disease risk.“This is a model for how we can transcend the diet wars,” said lead author David Ludwig, professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and a physician at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Our goal was to assemble a team with different areas of expertise and contrasting views, and to identify areas of agreement without glossing over differences.”The review was published online today in Science.The authors laid out the evidence for three contrasting positions on dietary guidelines for fat and carbohydrate consumption:High consumption of fat causes obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and possibly cancer, therefore low-fat diets are optimal.Processed carbohydrates have negative effects on metabolism; lower-carbohydrate or ketogenic (very-low-carbohydrate) diets with high fat content are better for health.The relative quantity of dietary fat and carbohydrate has little health significance — what’s important is the type of fat or carbohydrate source consumed.They agreed that by focusing on diet quality — replacing saturated or trans fats with unsaturated fats and replacing refined carbohydrates with whole grains and nonstarchy vegetables — most people can maintain good health within a broad range of fat-to-carbohydrate ratios.Within their areas of disagreement, the authors identified a list of questions that they said can form the basis of a new nutrition research agenda, including:Do different carbohydrate-to-fat ratios affect body composition (ratio of fat to lean tissue) regardless of caloric intake?Do ketogenic diets provide metabolic benefits beyond those of moderate carbohydrate restriction, especially for diabetes?What are the optimal amounts of specific types of fat (including saturated fat) in a very-low-carbohydrate diet?Finding the answers to these questions, the researchers said, will ultimately lead to more effective nutrition recommendations. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Chan School, is a co-author.Ludwig was supported in part by a career award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (K24DK082730). Ludwig, Willett, and Jeff Volek received royalties for books about obesity and nutrition that include recommendations on dietary fat. Volek is a founder, stockholder, and consultant for VirtaHealth Corp. and a member of the advisory boards for Atkins Nutritionals Inc., UCAN Co., and Axcess Global.last_img read more