first_imgWomen lose out in interview biasOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Women are being subtlydiscriminated against in job interviews, according to British PsychologicalSociety research.City University’s DrJo Silvester, author of the research, monitored the type of questionsinterviewers asked male and female job candidates looking for graduate-levelpositions in a multinational organisation. She found that men were given moreopportunity to shine by being asked more open questions.She said, “Theopportunity for talking and selling themselves was not as frequent for women asit is for men. That means women have to try harder.”Women were better atface-to-face interviews, but worse in phone interviews. She urged HRdepartments to look carefully at the way managers interviewed job candidates.”We are unlikely to understand how discrimination occurs until we considerwhat is actually said and how it is said during a selection interview,”she said. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgNew K-Ar and Rb-Sr data are presented for the age of part of the supposed late Palaeozoic/early Mesozoic metamorphic complex in West Antarctica (here renamed the ‘Scotia metamorphic complex’). These results, together with a review of other radiometric and palaeontological evidence, fail to confirm a pre-Mesozoic age for the subduction complex in this region although rocks belonging to the albite-epidote-amphibolite facies could be as old as Permian. Blueschists and greenschists from the South Shetland Is appear to be significantly younger and were probably formed, in part at least, during Cretaceous subduction.last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Brexit uncertainty ‘catastrophic’ for housing market confidence previous nextAgencies & PeopleBrexit uncertainty ‘catastrophic’ for housing market confidenceClaim is made within research by property expert Kate Faulkner, commissioned by leading estate agency chain, Belvoir.Nigel Lewis19th February 201901,894 Views The uncertainty created by Theresa May’s ongoing attempts to wrangle a last minute Brexit deal is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on confidence in the housing market, it has been claimed.The comments are made within research by an independent housing expert into Brexit and the property market for Belvoir published today, including some alarming claims by several franchisees.Kate Faulkner canvassed a random selection of the company’s agents and found that although 86% believed rents will remain static or rise after we leave the European Union, 77% thought house prices will either stay the same or fall.“Typically, uncertainty about the future of the housing market results in three things – low numbers of transactions, price stagnation or falls, and rents struggling to rise, even where demand is higher than supply,” says Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir.“However our survey suggests that rents in 2019 may break from past trends, with the majority of offices predicting rental increases or static rents, primarily due to government legislation and shortage of supply.”Falling pricesFaulkner’s research  also reveals that 40% of the agents she canvassed about the property market expected house prices to actually fall next year.“For example, Belvoir Tunbridge Wells, in the South East, reported that political uncertainty is prohibiting people from putting their properties on the market, and therefore stocks are low,” says Gonsalves.The local franchisee  also said people who have already put their houses on the market in the South East are unable to find anything suitable to buy, driving an increase in the number of people looking for rented property in the three-bedroom plus family market.  kate faulkner Belvoir Brexit Brexit housing market Designs on Properrty Dorian Gonsalves February 19, 2019Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgDrives Results – Consistently achieving results, even undertough circumstances. Ability to develop an admissions division with a balance ofacademic quality and integrity with student-customer focusedservicesAbility to think strategically, analyze critically and respondtacticallySkill in examining and re-engineering operations andprocedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing newstrategies and proceduresProven ability to make administrative and procedural decisionsand judgments on sensitive issuesDemonstrated ability to supervise and train staff, includingprioritizing and scheduling work assignmentsEmployee development and performance management skillsKnowledge of organizational structure, workflow and operatingproceduresKnowledge of computerized student information systemsKnowledge of transfer of credit articulation agreementsAbility to work in a fast-paced, changing environmentExcellent written communication, oral presentation skills andanalytical skillsA minimum of 5-7 years of management in university advising anduniversity admissions.Strong customer service/student service skills in a fast-paced,changing environment required. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYThe Director of Admissions Operations provides leadership for theUniversity admissions office. The Director is responsible for theintegrity of the admissions process, from the time an applicationis completed, to the time a student is admitted, and transfer ofcredit is awarded. The Director is also responsible for maintainingthe quality of the student body through implementing university andschool admissions policies. The Director will be a key member forshort- and long-range strategic planning for the University.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Director of Admissions Operation, in conjunction with thefaculty and academic leadership, is responsible for designing andmanaging comprehensive admissions policies and proceduresDevelops and administers the University’s admission andtransfer of credit policies in concert with the Chief AcademicOfficer, Deans/Chairs and appropriate faculty committeesReviews special admissions cases and requests for exceptions topolicies. In cases where admissions or transfer credit criteria areambiguous, the final determination will be made by the AcademicProgram DirectorManages all official correspondence to students regardingadmissions and transfer of creditIn coordination with the Enrollment Management team,corresponds with prospective students, alumni, faculty, and othersseeking information regarding academic programs offered andadmissions policies and procedures in coordination with enrollmentadvisors and school officialsPrepares and disseminates regular reports on the admissionprocess and characteristics of the incoming cohorts ofstudentsMaintains and nurtures effective communication and partnershipsthroughout the university by conferring with business units anduniversity leaders on issues pertaining to the promotion andunderstanding of the Admissions Office functionsDesigns, establishes and maintains an organizational structureand staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals andobjectsExamines and re-engineers existing operations and procedures asappropriateAnalyzes, designs and implements changes to computer systemsand applications as required to meet the evolving needs of theAdmissions OfficeRecruits, employs, trains, supervises and evaluates staffOversees the admissions publication, both web and paper based,for clarity and accuracyDevelops and manages annual budgets for the Admissions Office,and performs periodic cost and productivity analysesEnsure accountability of the admissions process and functionand ensures collaborative partnership with enrollment functionthroughout the student experience The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. POSITION IN ORGANIZATION Reports to: Vice President, Student Services andAdministrationPOSITIONS SUPERVISEDAdmissions Advisors, Credit Transcript Evaluators, and otherAdmissions support personnelTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMaster’s degree in the social sciences or related area isrequired, Graduate degree in student personnel administrationhighly valued.8+ years of university advising and university admissionsexperiencePrevious experience admitting graduate level studentsSuccessful managerial experience in admissions or relatedarea Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of othersthrough honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversitywhen facing difficult situations.center_img Collaborates – Building partnerships and workingcollaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Innovation – Creating new and better ways for theorganization to be successful. ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES BUSINESS COMPETENCIES Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships anddelivering customer-centric solutions.last_img read more

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first_imgJersey City holds eight high school graduationsJersey City held eight high school graduations on June 25 to 26. Along with students from McNair Academy and Dickinson High School (see this week’s cover story), the high schools paid tribute to graduates as well as their top students.At Ferris High School, Kyle Salvador became this year’s valedictorian. Jajrah Iqbal is Ferris’ salutatorian. Paul KervinIwarat is Lincoln High School’s valedictorian for 2018. Justyn Cleveland is Lincoln’s salutatorian.Denisse Vargas is Snyder High School valedictorian for 2018 and Yasmeiry Martinez, who previously attended M.S. 40, became Snyder’s salutatorian this year. Liberty High School’s valedictorian this year is Vidhi V. Patel; the school was formerly P.S. 27 in Jersey City Heights.Liberty’s salutatorian this year is Jorge Gomez-Kobayashi. Infinity High School’s valedictorian for 2018 is Ermioni Christodoulakis, who attended Infinity elementary school prior to that, as did Infinity’s salutatorian this year, Samman Chaudhry.Innovation High School’s valedictorian is Melvin Temu, who previously attended M.S. 40. Vicek Patel, formerly of P.S. 28, was salutatorian at Innovation. JCMC Center wants to hear from youBarnabas Health-Jersey City Medical Center is seeking input for its 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. Please go to and share your thoughts regarding health needs for you, your family and neighborhood.The survey will take approximately 10 minutes and all responses are kept completely anonymous. Your feedback will help inform future health care programming and services for your community.HCCC library staff receives statewide awardsThe New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) has recognized members of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Library staff for excellence in planning, implementation, and innovative use of technology.The staffers were honored at the 2018 NJLA Conference which took place from May 30 through June 1 at the Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.HCCC Technical Services Librarian Mei Xie received the NJLA College and University Section (CUS) Technical Services Award. This was the first time this award was given. She was honored for leadership and efforts in improving access to electronic resources, enhancing workflows, and implementing new services/cataloging standards.Library Technology Associate Devlyn Courtier, along with Johnathan Cintron (a former HCCC employee), won the NJLA CUS Technology Innovation Award for their application of Raspberry Pi technology to advance the current manual door count to an automated system. Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. room 901 on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.For further information, visit CarePoint Health wins NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Award for InnovationCarePoint Health has been named the winner of the NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation. The award was presented Chief Operating Officer Peter Daniels at a ceremony held at the Somerset Palace in Somerset, N.J.“We are honored to be recognized with this award and very proud of the CarePoint Health team, who have spearheaded the use of this technology,” said Peter Daniels, Chief Operating Officer at CarePoint. Michael McCabe fills father’s post as county medical services coordinatorThe Hudson County Board of Freeholders voted this week to approve the appointment of Michael G. McCabe to the position of Hudson County Emergency Medical Services Coordinator. McCabe will replace his father, the retiring H. Mickey McCabe.Michael McCabe will fill the remainder of his father’s three-year term which is set to expire on June 30, 2021.NJCU offers doctoral program in college leadershipNew Jersey City University now offers a doctorate of education in community college leadership.Applications will be accepted in fall 2018, with the first cohort of candidates commencing their studies in July 2019.The 55-credit program will be offered in a hybrid model that includes blended courses, online courses, and face-to-face courses, delivered over a three-year curriculum that includes a summer residency requirement and an international study component.The CCL doctoral program offered by NJCU will serve doctoral students with diverse career backgrounds, including those with experience in the leadership and administration of American or international two-year colleges.For more information on the Community College Leadership doctoral program at NJCU, contact Dr. John Melendez, CCL Doctoral Program Coordinator, at [email protected], or visit read more

first_imgShoppers, bakers, millers and farmers are being urged to join the crusade for wholesome loaves by becoming members of the Real Bread Campaign.Project officer Chris Young said: “This is the chance for everyone who cares about the state of bread in Britain to add their voices to the unified cry for Real Bread that is better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet.”Its new national membership scheme costs £20 for individuals and £50 for businesses and offers discounts and benefits.Members get four issues of quarterly magazine True Loaf, a membership card offering discounts, access to the members’ area of the Real Bread Campaign website and Real Baker-e, an online community where members can find and share supportive advice, ideas and information, along with invitations to Real Bread events.Discounts include a free eco bag, giving 10% off bread from Gail’s London bakeries, baker’s dozen loyalty cards for free loaves at Oxfordshire-based The Old Farmhouse Bakery and Scottish bakery Tigh Fuine, as well as discounts from bakeries such as Rickmans-worth’s Cinnamon Square, and Cotton’s Craft Bakery, based in Southampton. Further bene-fits, tailored especially to bake-ries and other businesses, such as training courses and sup-port materials, will be added next year.Supported by the Big Lottery Fund which is contributing £240,000 over four years the Real Bread Campaign encourages the increased production and consumption of Real Bread and opposes “questionable industrial substitutes”.The scheme is being launched with a competition to find Silly Loaf Song titles such as ’Loaf and Let Die’ and ’Another Little Pitta my Heart’. The winning entry received @RealBread on Twitter between 14-30 September will receive a year’s free individual membership.last_img read more

first_imgDeploying a new surveillance system? Test for the “what-ifs” of system-wide integration.Accelerate time to deployment, minimize risks, and overcome complexities of surveillance system integration with the most comprehensive lab validation services in the industry.“With the solution from Dell, we can guarantee 100% uptime, no data loss, and no service disruption, which means maximum business continuity.Share— Enzo Palladini, Sales and Engineering Office Manager, Bettini VideoThere can be no questions when it comes to the reliability of your surveillance infrastructure. Given what’s at stake—whether downtime in daily operations, loss of critical evidence, or worse yet, the safety of those under your watch—failure or data loss are not options. But given the complexities of today’s surveillance and IoT landscapes, what’s really being done to prevent it?Enter Dell Technologies’ worldwide surveillance laboratories. Our team of dedicated engineers has been helping businesses minimize deployment risks while reducing overall support costs through extensive validation of virtual and non-virtual architectures for well over a decade.While the fast-moving landscape of surveillance can leave any system with flaws and deployment risks, the unparalleled depth of our validation process combined with our network of major surveillance technology partners and industry-leading experience in complete surveillance solutions guarantees unmatched architecture support.The Goal: Zero Data LossSurveillance doesn’t offer second chances. Once the data from a video stream is gone, it’s gone for good.The way to help prevent data loss is by going above and beyond conventional testing approaches. By understanding the complete test-to-fail environment including compute, storage, networking, and software, we produce benchmarking results using true production workloads that result in a zero-data-loss system. We start by assembling your unique infrastructure and conditions, including specific ISV hardware and software, and building a performance baseline to further refine and repeatedly test against. Then we expand on that baseline up to the point where it reaches standard product and industry utilization levels and begin testing at scale, inserting errors to discover any points of failure.Figure 1. Validation Process. An application-centric approach to determine a performance baseline under normal and abnormal operating conditions.A completely validated system is designed to continue to capture each frame of video, even during those failure states. Whether failure stems from something like a failed hard drive, network port, controller from a controller-based platform, or single node on a scale-out storage platform, testing is designed to identify how any error impacts the rest of the system while at maximum utilization, and then we’ll go back through the workload to check for latency or loss.Simplify Scaling while Reducing Risk and CostWhile typical approaches to system validation begin and end the process with functionality tests, allowing for a basic view to determine whether the major components of your architecture are functionally operating together is only one step in our comprehensive validation process. Our Surveillance Validation Labs take several extra steps not only to validate your current infrastructure but also to reduce your future deployment risks, further protecting your investments. As your optimized surveillance solutions are bound to change with upgrades and add-ons, our proactive approach helps our partners and customers seamlessly scale their infrastructures while maintaining low-risk and consistent architectures.In conjunction with our industry-proven validated partners, we equip you with the tools necessary for you to simplify the process of scaling up or adding new functionality to your existing architecture. Following deployment, the Dell Technologies Surveillance engineering team will provide you with baseline data gathered during testing as well as your ISV-specific reference-architecture documentation, including white papers, technical notes, sizing guidelines, technical presentations, and best practices to aid in safely accelerating deployment.Security and Reliability from Edge to Core to CloudWhile workloads are growing more complex, incorporating tools like high-resolution video and IoT/AI, the need to secure every bit of data is more crucial than ever, but this growing technology landscape is making that data increasingly challenging to validate and therefore protect. As the #1 infrastructure provider of global surveillance solutions* dedicated to helping bring the edge, core, and cloud components together, Dell Technologies is uniquely positioned to provide unmatched surveillance solution testing, validation, and integration support. Our Labs are outfitted with leading technology from every major surveillance vendor, allowing us to validate security applications with our extensive portfolio of products and solutions and keep your system reliable and your data safe.Come See Us at NCS4Have questions about your surveillance-system deployment? Come visit us July 9-10 at the NCS4 conference in the New Orleans Marriott, booth #209.For more information and to learn more about Dell Technologies IoT Solution | Surveillance, visit us online.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden has given a pep talk to a California woman who was laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Michele Voelkert from Roseville, California, wrote a letter to Biden after she lost her job at a startup clothing company. He read it, then called her. The White House on Saturday released a short video clip of their chat. That video is kicking off a return to the tradition of presidents speaking to the American people weekly, which had lapsed under Donald Trump. Also Saturday, Biden’s doctor reported that fractures in the president’s right foot have healed. Biden broke the foot in late November while playing with his dog Major.last_img read more

first_imgThe holidays are a time of tradition, and Saint Mary’s College has celebrated the Christmas season with its Madrigal Christmas Dinners for the past 38 years. Nancy Menk, a Saint Mary’s music professor and musical director for the Madrigal singers in the show, said the dinner show is a “festive” occasion. “People come back year after year for the show,” Menk said. “It becomes part of their Christmas tradition for some.” The shows will be held in Regina North Lounge in Regina Hall Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. According to Menk, Regina North has been “transformed” for the dinners. “It’s completely redecorated. There are wreaths and garlands and it is bathed in candlelight,” Menk said. “It looks like a Renaissance banquet hall.” The Renaissance theme of the event is carried throughout the show and the menu. “Welcome, welcome, every guest, welcome to our music feast. Music is our only cheer; fill both soul and ravished ear,” the event’s invitation reads. “The performers strive to make it as authentic as possible, Gwen O’Brien, Saint Mary’s director of media relations, said. “This holiday favorite ‘transports’ guests to a medieval castle where a grand meal is served as the master of the house greets his guests, jugglers perform and groups of singers burst into song,” O’Brien said. “The Saint Mary’s College Madrigal Singers — joined by the Early Music Ensemble from Andrews University — perform music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a 21st century reenactment of the Renaissance feasts hosted in the great baronial halls throughout England during the 12 days of Christmas,” O’Brien said. The event includes dinner and a show, put on mostly by students, she said. It will feature the Saint Mary’s women’s choir, theater students and Andrews University students will play period instruments. The singers and actors have been preparing since October, O’Brien said. “It’s a good chance for students to learn earlier pieces … sing a cappella and perform undirected,” Menk said.last_img read more

first_imgTalent gets all the glory, but the man behind the lens is the one that makes him look good. Capturing video in the sports world can be a delicate tango with dire consequences. You are often moving backwards with no eye on where you are headed, there are wires to deal with, expensive equipment to protect, and of course the shot to get. It takes agility, savvy, and a little bit of luck to get it all on film. Cameramen can be wizards in the open field, getting the the footage and bringing themselves and their gear home in one piece.But lets face it, there is a reason they are behind the camera and not in front and this cameraman fail vid is proof. last_img read more