first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Recruitment advertising awards 2003 – the winnersOn 21 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today The winners of the Recruitment Advertising Awards were announced at theGrosvenor House Hotel last week.  Judgesassessed entries on originality as well as how an organisation’srecruitment  advertising fitted intoit’s overall business strategy.  LondonFire Brigade won the prestigious Best Work of the Year AwardCategory                                                                                             Client                                     AgencyIT, ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS                         BestInternational                      ThirtyThreeLtd ENGINEERING, BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION                          Selfridges                                TCS SALES, MEDIA, CREATIVE & MARKETING                                 StopAids Campaign                 People MediaPROFESSIONAL SERVICES                                                            ASDA                                     TCS CENTRAL GOVT & GOVT AGENCIES                                           MetropolitanPolice                  McCann EricksonPeople Marketing HEALTH, SCIENCE, SOCIAL CARE & CHARITIES                      IDEXX Laboratories                TMP Worldwide LOCAL GOVERNMENT / EDUCATION                                         Thurrock                                 CouncilKingsway RETAIL, HOSPITALITY, TRAVEL & LEISURE                               GreeneKing Pub Co                ThirtyThree LtdGRADUATE / SCHOOL LEAVERS                                                  MI5– The Security Service       BartlettScott Edgar GENERAL APPOINTMENTS                                                           WilliamHill plc                         JKLM RECRUITMENT BROCHURES                                                         SamworthBrothers                   TMP Worldwide OUTDOOR & AMBIENT MEDIA                                                     LondonFire Brigade                 TMP WorldwideDIRECT MARKETING                                                                      MetropolitanPolice                  TMP Worldwide BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN                                     Sainsburys                               TMPWorldwide MOST INNOVATIVE CD-ROM                                                       HertfordshireConstabulary       Bernard Hodes BEST EMPLOYER WEBSITE                                                            TheBritish Army                      EmpowerGroup BEST CAMPAIGN (jointwinners)                                                      TescoStores                            BernardHodes Capita RAS & The CPS           JWTSpecialized Communications BEST WORK OF THE YEAR                                                            LondonFire Brigade                 TMP Worldwide Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgGround-based observations of Pc1 geomagnetic pulsations propagating in the ionosphere over Halley (76 °S, 27 °W, L ~ 4.2), Antarctica, have been made. The direction of propagation of the Pc1 waves in the ionospheric duct has been calculated from the orientation of the geomagnetic pulsation polarisation ellipse derived from data recorded by a triaxial ULF receiver. These have been compared with the geographic bearing of simultaneous echolocation oscillations, at the same Pc1 frequencies, in HF ionospheric sounding data obtained using a dynasonde. Many of these bearings are found to show reasonable agreement with the direction of propagation of the Pc1. The analysis suggests that the oscillations observed in the echolocation data are the consequence of wave-like disturbances in the ionosphere directly linked to the Pc1 propagation. Discrepancies can be explained in terms of changes in the pulsation polarisation ellipse dependent upon the distance of the observer from the ionospheric source.last_img read more

first_imgEl Nino Southern Oscillation events have been associated with large fluctuations in seabird and landbird populations of the Galapagos Islands. We reveal different effects of climatic variation on the abundance and distribution of a waterbird, as illustrated by the flamingos Phoenicopterus ruber living in saline coastal lagoons of the arid Galapagos environment. Using time series analyses [autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA)] to model the temporal variations in abundance, we found significant correlations between rainfall, lagoon water level (LWL), lagoon temperature and flamingo abundance. Although these variables were good predictors of flamingo abundance, they explained 300 mm above the long-term mean) and a record decline in flamingo numbers. Monthly abundance of flamingos was lower, on average, during the rainy season (between January and May) when LWLs were above their seasonal mean. Flamingo abundance at the two lagoons on Isabela Island and those at ‘all other lagoons’ in the Archipelago showed a significant negative correlation. We infer that moderate reductions in the abundance of flamingos in the rainy season and significant temporary declines during El Nino events are explained by movements between lagoons within the Archipelago rather than by mortality. This illustrates the general principle that climate change may, without directly affecting population sizes, prompt adaptive behavioural changes with the potential to affect population biology.last_img read more

first_imgSinger and pianist Cherie Hu has to put together a sweet new video for Vulfpeck lovers everywhere. She’s created a Franken-“Dean Town,” releasing a video that slices together twenty different Youtube covers of Vulfpeck’s iconic track off The Beautiful Game. And let’s just say we are all about it. Obviously, in her compilation, bass takes the day; however, some less traditional instrumentation, such as a cameo by an electric violin, make the cut as well. You can check out the video for yourself below.last_img read more

first_imgOf the many greats to pass away in 2016 was singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. He passed away just one month after his final release You Want It Darker, which includes the song in this new video, “Leaving The Table.” The posthumous video features an animated paper cutout of Leonard Cohen flying over the city of Montreal, with real photographers of the artist flashing in and out of the film. “I’m leaving the table,” the haunting lyrics sing. “I’m out of the game / I don’t know the people / In your picture frame.” Cohen’s final masterpiece was recorded with his son, Adam Cohen, marking the singer’s 14th studio album.‘Sincerely, L. Cohen,’ A Live Tribute To The Late Leonard Cohen To Get Official ReleaseThe video was premiered at Monday night’s Polaris Music Prize ceremony, where Cohen’s You Want It Darker was nominated for Canada’s top music award. Watch the music video, which was directed by Christopher Mills, below:last_img read more

first_imgTwo years ago today, on January 26th, 2016, the world was saddened by the loss of beloved character actor Abe Vigoda at the ripe age of 94. Vigoda is perhaps best remembered for his roles as Sal Tessio in The Godfather films or Detective Fish in 70’s police sitcom Barney Miller (and his own Fish spinoff series). However, fans of the Phish (that’s “ph”-Phish) will surely remember his pivotal role in the group’s 2013 Halloween show in Atlantic City, NJ.Breaking from their musical costume tradition, Phish opted to debut an album’s worth of new material during the second set on Halloween night. Tentatively-titled Wingsuit (and later renamed Fuego), easily one of the favorites from the set was the funky jam tune, “Wombat”, which name-checks Vigoda and his past work (“It’s kinda like the theme from the Fish TV show, you know, with Abe Vigoda”).During the funky tune, dancers came out onstage escorting a seemingly frail, delicate wombat (or, more accurately, “person in a wombat suit”). However, when he got to center stage, the wombat shot up straight and busted into an intricately choreographed dance routine before hunching back over and hobbling back offstage. At the end of the song, the band “unmasked” the mysterious wombat to reveal…that it was the real Abe Vigoda inside the suit all along!Of course, the then-92-year-old actor wasn’t actually the one performing the athletic dance routine, but the sneaky switch-up did provide one of the more amusing moments of the evening. You can watch Abe Vigoda’s appearance at Phish’s 2013 Halloween show below:“Wombat” featuring Abe Vigoda & The Abe Vigoda Dancers – 10/31/13…And here’s the “theme from the Fish TV show,” which “Wombat” is, indeed, “kinda like”: Then, during the following set break, the band aired a short film they had made with Vigoda which parodies one of his most famous Godfather scenes, with Mike Gordon playing the role of “Don Gordleone.” You can watch that short below via Phish’s YouTube page:Rest easy, Abe.[Cover photo via Phish YouTube]last_img read more

first_imgHalf a billion years of life formsFor Farish Jenkins, covering 500 million years of vertebrate evolution in 26 lectures is an improbable undertaking. He can introduce students to the panorama of vertebrate history as well as demonstrate how knowledge about vertebrate evolution itself continues to evolve. Most important, he said, is conveying his own excitement to students, with the hope of igniting their own curiosity about animals, living and extinct.“I don’t ‘teach’ the subject in the sense that this is some kind of drill, an end point to be reached of encompassed knowledge,” Jenkins said. “At my best, I can excite, intrigue, and ignite curiosity, because these are my genuine feelings. I don’t always succeed — it’s too easy to become mired and then crippled by minutiae — but when I do succeed, then I’m teaching.” Five faculty members have received Harvard College Professorships in recognition of their dedication to undergraduate teaching.They teach an array of subjects: mathematics, biology, philosophy, English, and anthropology. But they share a common trait. Each is dedicated to ensuring that the students under their tutelage get the opportunity to grow as people, to learn and develop a passion about a subject, and to understand that subject in the context of a complex, fast-moving world.The five are Leverett Professor of Mathematics Benedict Gross, Agassiz Professor of Zoology Farish Jenkins, Rabb Professor of Anthropology Arthur Kleinman, Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value Elaine Scarry, and Samuel H. Wolcott Professor of Philosophy Alison Simmons. Their selection was announced by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith on May 3.“Harvard is an institution of truly great teachers,” Smith said. “Each year, it is a pleasure to recognize great scholars like Benedict Gross, Farish Jenkins, Arthur Kleinman, Elaine Scarry, and Alison Simmons for their pedagogical excellence.  As Harvard College Professors, they are made visible to their colleagues as rich sources of insight and experience.”The Harvard College Professorships are five-year appointments, begun in 1997 through a gift of John and Frances Loeb. They provide extra support for research or scholarly activities and a semester of paid leave or summer salary.The faculty members said they were honored by the award, with some saying it will spur them to continue to earn it in the classroom and others saying it is good to be recognized for something they love doing.“No honor could give me greater pleasure, given the value I place on teaching and working with students,” Scarry said. An intrinsic beautyMathematics has an intrinsic beauty to Benedict Gross, which he tries to convey to undergraduates in several courses each year. As he teaches, he’s mindful that some students may never take another math class. With them in mind, he designed the General Education course “Fat Chance” with his colleague Joe Harris, to help students who’ve taken not much more than high school algebra understand probability and statistics. For the more serious students, who Gross said, “would break through a concrete wall to do mathematics,” he tries to convey his own appreciation of the subject.“The structure, the beauty, the coherence, the long lines of thought,” Gross said. “More than any other discipline, mathematics is a world of its own.” Understanding themselvesHarvard students are at a time in life where they’re figuring out what they believe about the world around them and their place in it. As a philosopher, Alison Simmons said her job is to challenge the assumptions and beliefs that students have when they arrived at Harvard.“They may leave Harvard endorsing the same beliefs they came here with, but if they do so reflectively and for reasons they can articulate, then I’ve done my job,” Simmons said. “So I try to take my students seriously, but not take myself too seriously.  My job isn’t to turn my students into images of me, but to help them become who they are.”center_img Theory into practiceTo Arthur Kleinman, a medical anthropologist who teaches both undergraduates and graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as well as students at Harvard Medical School, teaching is incomplete without a connection to the real world. He describes one of the world’s major challenges, global health, as “a bunch of problems in search of a theory.”Theories to understand the problems of global health exist in anthropology, the social sciences, and the humanities, disciplines that together help scholars understand people and societies, Kleinman said. It is there that students are exposed to concepts like the unintended consequences of social action, and how suffering is a social problem as well as an individual issue. Both of those concepts lend greater understanding when facing problems of health in situations of poverty.“For me, it’s a seamless connection between theory and practice,” Kleinman said. “I view knowledge creation as requiring translation to the real world. I’m very committed to making that translation with and for my students.” A close reading, from poetry to lawElaine Scarry lectures and teaches seminars covering various authors and genres, such as poetry and the novel. One of her favorites is “Philosophy and Literature: The Problem of Consent,” in which she guides the class through a range of readings, from Homer’s “Iliad” to the ratification debates that raged over the U.S. Constitution. The course emphasizes that consent and the withholding of consent will be crucial to every path in life.In addition to her classroom interactions with students, Scarry said she enjoys mentoring students across years, and getting to know not only people but also their scholarship.Ultimately, Scarry said, she hopes students leave her classes loving literature, as many do when they arrive, and with a sense of its formal elements. She also hopes they leave with a skill at reading analytically that will serve them well in other endeavors, whether further literature classes or in other fields entirely, such as law.“The ability to close read, whether a legal document, a medical text, or a novel, is at the heart of being educated,” Scarry said.last_img read more

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first_imgTopics : The United States has requested a closed door UN Security Council meeting Thursday for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, to present the administration’s new Mideast peace plan, diplomatic sources told AFP Monday.Kushner intends to set forth the plan that Washington unveiled last week and to listen to the positions of the council’s other 14 members, the sources said.The meeting would take place a few days before Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas comes to the United Nations — he is expected February 11 — to express opposition to the US plan and to demand adherence to international law. On the occasion of Abbas’ visit, the Palestinians have indicated they plan to submit a draft resolution to the Security Council, through Tunisia, a non-permanent member of the councilThe resolution’s content has not been divulged as yet, but the United States would likely oppose it, using its veto, if necessary, should it gain the support of nine council members, the minimum required for passage.In late 2017, a Palestinian-inspired resolution condemning Washington’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital received 14 votes in the Security Council, but the United States quashed it with its veto.A similar resolution proposed during the UN General Assembly, a 193-member body in which no country has a veto, was approved by a vote of 128 in favor, nine against and 35 abstentions. The remaining 21 countries chose not to be present for the vote.center_img Kushner is the architect of the plan unveiled by the president a week ago, and rejected Saturday by the Arab League and by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on MondayIt makes numerous concessions to Israel, proposing the establishment of a Palestinian capital in Abu Dis, a suburb of Jerusalem. The Palestinians have long sought the whole of east Jerusalem as their capital.The US proposal also gives consent for the annexation of Israeli settlements as well as the Jordan Valley, Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967.The US mission at the United Nations would provide no details on the request for a Security Council meeting.In a statement Saturday, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, said he has launched a campaign to persuade member countries not to support any Palestinian action that is hostile to the US plan.last_img read more

first_imgThe government is mulling over a plan for state-owned livestock company PT Berdikari to procure chicken meat from local farmers to cope with a meat supply shortage during Ramadan and Idul Fitri due to a delay in imports of buffalo meat from India.State Logistics Agency (Bulog) operations director Tri Wahyudi Saleh said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister and the House of Representatives Commission IV proposed replacing buffalo meat with chicken meat.The government is expected to allocate Rp 452 billion (US$28.8 million) for Berdikari to procure chickens from local farmers, according to Tri. “This is to compensate for the delayed import of buffalo meat with another protein, chicken meat,” said Tri. Bulog, a governmental body tasked with securing national food stocks, had secured a permit from the Trade Ministry to import the buffalo meat from India, a top exporter of the meat.  But Bulog was not able to secure the procurement in time since India extended its lockdown until May 3 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown has disrupted deliveries of goods to and from the country.The demand for staple foods including meat usually rises significantly during Ramadan, which is set to begin on April 24, and during Idul Fitri at the end of the fasting month.Between March and May, the consumption of buffalo meat and beef is estimated to reach 201,730 tons, according to data from the Agriculture Ministry. Without supplies from overseas, the stock is estimated to be lower than the demand by 46,403 tons.The government had yet to issue any formal orders for Berdikari to procure the meat, said the company’s corporate secretary, Dheni Karmavina.“Berdikari has yet to receive any letter of assignment to procure chickens,” Dheni told The Jakarta Post in a text message interview on Wednesday. “The coordination has taken place, but it is still under discussion.” Topics :last_img read more