Lessons British firms can learn from the US

first_imgLessons British firms can learn from the USOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. UK companies should be taking graduate recruitment as seriously as their counterparts in the US, a recruitment expert has claimed.Peter Johnston, associate partner at Andersen Consulting, criticised British companies for not placing graduate recruitment as high on the company agenda as their US counterparts.US companies place the issue high on their business agenda and also provide much better support for people tasked with recruiting graduates. Johnston said, “That support gives the recruiter a much higher profile and a greater leverage within the company.”Companies spend millions of dollars lobbying universities and even individual academics within departments to cream off the best talent, Johnston said.Alumni schemes also provide huge cash donations to departments that allow their graduates to benefit from the best technology and research. As a result, undergraduates are far more in touch with the needs of industry and employers. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Sleipnir installs Dana Petroleum’s P11-Unity platform

first_imgHeerema’s scope included the lifted load-out of the P11-Unity platform from HSM Offshore’s quayside at Schiedam Sleipnir installs Dana Petroleum’s P11-Unity platform. (Credit: HEEREMA MARINE CONTRACTORS.) The world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has safely installed Dana Petroleum’s new P11-Unity platform, which at 395 metric tons is one of the world’s smallest platforms. Heerema was contracted for the transportation and installation of P11-Unity by HSM Offshore, who fabricated the platform at their yard in Schiedam, The Netherlands.On October 22, Sleipnir safely and sustainably lifted the P11-Unity platform from the vessel’s deck to the seabed, with this operation taking around an hour. P11-Unity will support the development of the Witte de With and Van Ghent East gas accumulations, using a new ‘back-to-basics’ design platform to produce two fields.Heerema’s scope included the lifted load-out of the P11-Unity platform from HSM Offshore’s quayside at Schiedam. The lift was executed by Bonn & Mees on October 15 and the platform was loaded-out on to the 122 m long Heerema owned barge H-406. After that the P11-Unity platform was transferred to Sleipnir’s mooring location at the Port of Rotterdam by Muller, arriving on October 17.After the completion of the Tolmount installation, Sleipnir arrived in the Port of Rotterdam to lift the P11-Unity platform on to the vessel’s deck on October 19 and secured the tripod for transportation to the offshore installation location. The vessel mobilized on October 22, and after an eight hour sail Sleipnir arrived on location, in Block P11b, around 67 km off the coast of Scheveningen, The Netherlands.HSM Offshore managed the construction and installation of the platform on behalf of Dana Petroleum, including contracting Heerema’s Sleipnir for the offshore scope. P11 Unity was constructed at the HSM Offshore yard in Schiedam, with the HSM workforce spending around 28000 working hours on the platform.The P11-Unity platform is a minimum facilities wellhead platform that was pre-commissioned onshore to minimize the offshore construction scope. The platform is designed for marine access only, using similar principles to the offshore wind industry. It will be remotely operated from the host P11-B-De Ruyter platform, also operated by Dana Petroleum. The P11b Unity Development Project expects first gas in the second half of 2021.Throughout the 55,000 hours worked on the project to date there has been zero recordable HSE cases, the result of strong cooperation and a high regard for safety from all parties. While Sleipnir utilized its wide range of sustainability measures throughout the project, including running on LNG for the entire installation duration. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Assistant Professor – Film & Theatre – Film Scholar

first_imgCompensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date: August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents below by the applicationdeadline on February 1, 2021. Responsibilities Preferred Qualifications Participate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committees and other serviceassignments.Design and teach introductory and advanced level courses inFilm and/or Media studies, including special topics oninternational cinema/media, race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexualidentities and orientation, immigration and/or other inclusivetopics.Participate in curricular development and teaching of coursesto meet the needs of the RTVF program and the Department of Filmand Theatre’s diverse student population.Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research andscholarship, as well as other forms of professionalengagement.Demonstrate awareness and experience in understanding the needsof a student population of great diversity—in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation—through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies, and advisement. Department SummaryThe Department of Film and Theatre, housed within the College ofHumanities & Arts, seeks qualified candidates for a full-timeAssistant Professor in Radio-Television-Film Studies with a Ph.D.in film/media history, research, theory, and criticism. This is nota production position. Candidates whose work is informed by EthnicStudies or intersectional issues of ethnicity, class, and/or genderare encouraged to apply. The department encourages public-facingscholarship, and the successful candidate will demonstrate facilityin historical, theoretical, and humanistic approaches to cinema andrelated media.The department embraces a diverse and fluid set of creativepractices and critical methodologies driven by nationally andinternationally recognized scholars and professionals. Faculty arecommitted to a collective mission of teaching and research tosupport student growth. We emphasize the ethical dimension ofcreative practice and scholarship within a global context and inrelationship to the dynamics of power–including those of class,gender, race, and geopolitics—as they pertain to visual, spatial,performing, institutional, ideological, and scholarlypractices.Our mission is to create and maintain an environment for learningthat promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom,human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of San Jose and thegreater Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction andintellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessiblehigher education for residents of the region and state, as well asthe nation and world. Learn more about our department community athttps://www.sjsu.edu/filmandtheatre/ Ph.D. in Film and/or Media Studies.Expertise in the history, research, theory, and criticism ofFilm and/or Media Studies.Experience teaching Introduction to Film/Media, Film/MediaHistory, Media and Culture, research, theory, and criticism, aswell as general education curricula (both lower division and upperdivision), within these fields.Experience teaching online and utilizing learning managementsystems.Promise of interesting research productivity through one ormore published peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters inFilm and/or Media Studies.Knowledge of interdisciplinary trends in the field offilm/media history, theory, and criticism including but not limitedto cultural studies and issues of race, gender, sexual identitiesand orientation, class, and/or immigration.Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional,relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage andsupport historically underserved students.Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparableexperience.Experience with academic advising and mentorship.Demonstrated service to program and department units.center_img An understanding of historical patterns of systemic exclusionof Black/African American, Latinx American, Native American,Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or other racially andnationally minoritized peoples.Demonstrated teaching and scholarship framed within a regional,national, and/or transnational framework.Demonstrated ability to connect film aesthetics to other media(e.g., radio, television), to the study of industries, and/or tothe politics or economics or cultures of international cinemas andrelated media.Experience in curricular development of required and electivecourses within a Radio-Television-Film or equivalent major.Presentations at regional, national, and/or internationalpeer-reviewed conferences. Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair Elisha Miranda ([email protected]).The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. The University is committed toincreasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines,students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic andgender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23- campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 27, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Letter of interestCurriculum VitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophy that describes whatrole faculty play in student successStatement of research plans (2 pages) that addresses therelationship of research activities to the classroom andteachingDiversity Statement (2 pages) that addresses the followingquestion: How does your teaching and/or scholarship foster acommitment to an inclusive and diverse academic community offaculty, staff and students?Three references with contact information This position offers an opportunity to forge further connections todifferent college and campus units and is also an excellentopportunity for film/media scholars interested in launching acareer at a teaching-scholar institution. The university is anational leader in graduating historically underserved students.SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) andAANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution) status. Moreover, 40% of our studentpopulation are first-generation and 38% are Pell- qualified. As aresult, we rank third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility.Required Qualificationslast_img read more

Down Under Four Minutes

first_imgOxford University Athletics Club went back in time on Thursday to relive the momentous occasion when Sir Roger Bannister, then a medical student in Oxford, became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, a feat that had been regarded by experts as beyond human limitation. Fifty years after breaking this barrier, Sir Roger returned to Iffley Road for the anniversary match between the Oxford University athletics team and the Amateur Athletics Association U23 team, with some guest competitors including Sonia O’Sullivan and John Mayock. The events on the track dominated the day, beginning with the men’s 110m hurdles. Despite the fact that there were only two competitors, Richard Baderin swept past the line in 14.9 seconds. The only victory for Oxford came in the men’s 200m where Oxford alumnus, Finlay Wright ran an impressive 22.17 seconds, with Toleme Ezekiel finishing in 23.06 seconds. Both men also performed well in the 100m. In the women’s races, there were good efforts in both sprints from Helen Edmundson, who came second in both the 100m and 200m, and Katy Whear, who came third in the 100m and fourth in the 200m. The placings were similar in the 400m – Sophie Scamps, Lizzie Braithwaite and Katherine Sams finished second, third and fourth respectively. In the men’s race, Jonan Boto finished strongly in 49.86 seconds to take third place, followed by Robert Lawton, Michael Lokale and Chris Wright. The familiar voice of BBC commentator Paul Dickenson also kept spectators informed about the progress of the field events. In the shot putt, Oxford’s Stephen McCauley came third with a Blues distance of 14.03m, while Tom Hayman, Jenny Duff, Olivia Reade and Rota Vavilova all putted well too. The high jump was more closely contested, with Sean Gourley and Oliver Card jumping 1m85 and 1m80 respectively; in the women’s event Ailsa Wallace cleared 1m65, followed by Danielle Fidge jumping 1m60. The elite mile races formed the highlight of the competition. The women’s race was won convincingly, and unsurprisingly, by guest star Sonia O’Sullivan in 4:27.79. Oxford’s representatives, Emily Crowley and Clare Martin, finished in fifth and sixth places. The gun for the men’s race was fired at 6pm – exactly the same time as the race began 50 years ago, and Bannister rang the bell used in the historic 1954 race to signal one lap to go. The race was won by Craig Mottram of Australia in 3:56.64, a new track record and a time which, in 1954, would have beaten Bannister into second place. Notable performances were also put in by OUAC captain, Fraser Thompson in 4:07.88, and Nick Talbot in 4:12.53. Since Sir Roger broke the fourminute barrier with a time of 3:59.4, nearly 1000 athletes from 60 countries have followed in his footsteps. Perhaps this is why Sir Roger remains so modest about his accomplishment, “None of my athletics was my greatest achievement of my life”, he said. “My medical work has been my achievement, and my family.” His balanced approach remains an inspiration to aspiring sportsmen worldwide.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

Oak Hill Neighborhood Dealing with Vehicle Break-Ins

first_imgOak Hill Neighborhood Dealing With Vehicle Break-InsNOVEMBER 26TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAVanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding is issuing a warning to residents on the northeast side of the county.Over the past three weeks, authorities have responded to more than 20 car and home break-ins in the Oak Hill Neighborhood area.Officials say several items have been reported stolen including several guns that have been taken from cars.Some people have actually caught the criminals on surveillance cameras and have posted those videos on social media.Monday, Sheriff wedding and residents of the area gathered to find out more about the crimes and what all has been stolen. Several of the items were stolen from unlocked vehicles.Authorities say this serves as a great reminder to never leave anything valuable in your car and always lock your doors. CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

Tesco bakery chief to give keynote speech at BSB Spring conference

first_imgTesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa and Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones will key speakers for the British Society of Baking’s Spring Conference 2018.The event takes place at the world’s oldest bakery school – the National Bakery School, London South Bank University – on Wednesday 25 April.Cutting-edge developments in the craft of chocolate, current thinking on emulsifiers and the lowdown on government policies to support UK bakers are all on the event’s agenda.Headline speaker Gordon Gafa, Tesco UK’s category director for bakery, dairy & local, will be giving a presentation entitled ‘Winning together in bakery: Tesco’s perspective’. This is Gafa’s second appearance at a BSB conference. Since his debut at the BSB’s Autumn Conference 2016, he has rolled out a new in-store bakery concept across Tesco’s portfolio, winning Supermarket Bakery Business of the Year 2017 at last September’s Baking Industry Awards in the process.His latest presentation will show how changes implemented over the past two years have improved Tesco’s customer offerings and rebuilt trust in its brand.Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones, meanwhile, will discuss how he fulfilled his goals by creating the London-based bakery while making a place to teach baking to a new generation of enthusiasts.“It’s great to be hosting such a strong speaker line-up at the world’s oldest bakery school,” said BSB chairman Paul Turner. “I would particularly encourage bakers based in and around the capital to join us. We seek to be the place where the whole of the British baking industry comes together and the agenda for this conference is a perfect example of the depth of knowledge that’s on offer at our events.”David Phoenix, vice chancellor and chief executive of London South Bank University, will also give a short presentation while Professor Paul Berryman, food & drink investment specialist at the Department for International Trade, will discuss advances in innovation and research within bakery.Kerry Group’s Martin Mullally and Alireza Jawad will make a technical presentation on choosing functional ingredients and picking the right emulsifiers for baked goods. And Beverley Dunkley from ruby chocolate pioneer Barry Callebaut will talk about sugar reduction.The Spring Conference will be chaired by BSB member Peter Baker, of Finsbury Food Group.last_img read more

HPC: Fueling Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry

first_imgNote: This is the third and final blog in the Dell EMC HPC vertical blog series. For more information, visit past blogs on HPC in healthcare and manufacturing.As the economic opportunities, demand and stakes continue to rise, the oil and gas industry attracts some of the leading scientific minds in the world. Gone are the days of intuition and trial and error in favor of incredibly advanced, sophisticated seismic exploration techniques that can pinpoint hydrocarbons with unprecedented accuracy. But the recent emphasis on more complex and challenging offshore and on-shore production has brought with it a new set of difficult seismic challenges. As the risks, rewards and global competition have ratcheted up, so too has the pressure on scientists to deliver even greater precision and ensure optimal production.High performance computing (HPC) has played a critical role in oil and gas industry innovation for more than 30 years because the data sizes and physics computations are incredibly compute intensive. It seems that every seven or eight years additional compute, storage and network throughput capacity increases, so an algorithm that’s been laying around for a while can finally be put to use. Over the years, some truly incredible scientific discoveries have revolutionized oil and gas exploration. One of the earliest seismic migration methods, Kirchhoff Time Migration, required what was for that time great amounts of compute, but allowed us to “see” beneath the ground.  Then Kirchhoff depth migration came along providing even finer gradation producing HD-like images, and reverse time migration is allowing oil and gas companies to visualize what’s under salt with incredible accuracy, but these require 10 to 12 times more compute and data than any other techniques.These rapidly evolving research and technical computing workloads are now pushing the limits of many HPC systems, creating severe computing bottlenecks and major performance issues. We are now also seeing data management and storage requirements becoming a concern for customers. With the integration of legacy Dell and legacy EMC portfolios, Dell EMC as a combined company has an even broader set of offerings designed to solve these customer challenges.From workstations to large clusters, Dell EMC is proud to work with some of the world’s top oil and gas providers and some emerging ones to address all aspects of HPC, enabling them to scale by choosing with confidence when, where and how to integrate new HPC capabilities to complement or replace existing capacity. We ensure that all aspects of our oil and gas customers’ HPC systems are interconnected and impact their overall business success, performance and productivity. By looking at the whole system and these interconnections, our future-ready infrastructure of servers, storage and networking solutions ensures that HPC clusters are prepared for the new exploration technologies we all know are coming.Some of these innovations focus on efficiency rather than exploration accuracy. For example, machine learning could have a huge impact on the industry and bring with it massive new compute demands. By learning how to perform certain difficult and expensive tasks such as seismic velocity modeling and automating those processes, computers could save oil and gas companies tremendous amounts of time and money.  Velocity Picking is expensive both in time and money during the flow of a seismic operation.  An auto-picker would shorten the time spent in the hands of geophysical technicians and would become another calculated portion of the job flow. Also, increased processing power can help eliminate redundant work to ensure better computing utilization, which is critical for profitability.For oil and gas companies of all sizes, continued success in a volatile market will depend on innovation that only HPC can support. HPC in the cloud is gaining momentum so smaller companies can compete by handling huge jobs. As the scientists in the industry continue to develop breakthrough technologies at a breakneck pace that get us closer to the elusive goal of perfectly pinpointing oil and gas reserves, flexible and scalable HPC systems will be more critical than ever.For additional information on Dell EMC HPC offerings, visit the following:@DellHPC on TwitterDell HPC Customer Case StudiesDell HPC CommunityDell4Enterprise Blogs:High performance computing drives innovation for manufacturersAdvancing healthcare innovation through high performance computinglast_img read more

Conference to host bishop Robert Barron

first_imgRev. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, will be the keynote speaker at a March 2018 conference, according to a University press release.The conference, titled “Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,” is sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life. It will focus on the the themes of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: youth, the Catholic faith and discernment. The Synod will take place in Rome in October 2018.The conference will take place from March 5–7, 2018 and the cost is $125. Those interested in attending can register by visiting icl.nd.edu/synod.Tags: Bishop Robert Barron, McGrath Institute for Church Life, Word on Fire Catholic Ministrieslast_img read more

S&P: Coal plant retirements totaled 11.8GW in 2018

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A total of 16,900 MW of U.S. power generation capacity retired in 2018, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, far more than the 11,569 MW retired in 2017.Coal-fired capacity made up nearly 70% of the capacity retired in 2018, totaling about 11,800 MW, despite efforts by the Trump administration to ease regulations on emissions from coal-fired plants. Gas-fired resources made up another 22.4% of retirements, at 3,789 MW.The amount of coal-fired capacity retired in 2018 more than doubled the amount from the year before, when about 5,000 MW were shut down.By power market region, the largest amount of capacity retired in 2018 was in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc., where Vistra Energy Corp. shut down more than 4,000 MW of coal-fired capacity at the beginning of the year. In the PJM Interconnection region, a slightly smaller amount overall was retired, but there about two-thirds of the capacity retired was coal-fired. The largest plant retired in PJM was the 1,731-MW J.M. Stuart plant in Adams County, Ohio, co-owned by Vistra, AES Corp. and American Electric Power Co. Inc.Other notable plant retirements in 2018 included the 1,276-MW St Johns River Power plant in northern Florida, majority-owned by the city of Jacksonville, Fla., utility JEA, and shut at the beginning of the year, and WEC Energy Group Inc.’s 1,188-MW Pleasant Prairie plant in Wisconsin.More ($): Coal plant retirements in 2018 more than double 2017’s total S&P: Coal plant retirements totaled 11.8GW in 2018last_img read more

The rewards of family-first leadership

first_imgEmployees at Aneca Federal Credit Union in Shreveport, La., are heavily invested in their work. They’re expected to be dedicated, innovative self-starters who act like entrepreneurs and owners, not clock-punchers.With that great responsibility comes an enviable flexibility. Many staff members take advantage of the option of working from home, and ducking out of the office to take a child to a doctor appointment or witness a school activity isn’t just approved of, but encouraged.That’s the type of shop president/CEO Stephanie Sievers wants to work in—and that culture attracts the type of people she wants to work with.“You’re making a difference for your family, not at the expense of your family,” Sievers tells the CUNA News Podcast.“I would never ask an employee to value the company over their family because I know that I would lose. I would want to lose,” she says. “I want to employ the type of person who would be able to stand in front of me and say, ‘Forget this. They’re more important.’” 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more