Work needed to get women into IT

first_imgIT companies are failing to recruit and retain female IT professionals,claims a guide released by the National Computing Centre (NCC) last week. It shows that the proportion of women in IT has fallen from 29 per cent in1994 to just 18 per cent this year. The Best Practice Guide to IT Skills calls on employers to improve diversityin the workplace by understanding staff work-life balance issues, and providingeffective training and career development paths. It also estimates that there is a shortage of 50,000 to 70,000 ITprofessionals in the UK, although a bigger problem could be the lack ofappropriate skills. Companies need to understand their skills requirements and develop a skillsstrategy, claims the guide. Julia Brant, research officer at the NCC, said, “HR departments arestrongly advised to look at good training opportunities, and flexible packagesand working arrangements. “But above all they must work very hard to ensure that the businessethos of their company stresses that women are valued for their knowledge andexpertise and given equal opportunities and pay.” Getting women into the IT sector is also high on the political agenda, withTrade & Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt announcing last month that theGovernment is to work with IT employers to look at how they can recruit andretain women. www.ncc.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Work needed to get women into ITOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

US Sailors and Marines Train aboard USS Ashland

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Sailors and Marines Train aboard USS Ashland US Sailors and Marines Train aboard USS Ashland July 15, 2015 Authorities View post tag: americas View post tag: USS Ashland View post tag: News by topic View post tag: US View post tag: train View post tag: sailors View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval US Sailors and Marines have been conducting amphibious exercises reinforcing combat readiness and interoperability among the two services.Cmdr. Daniel P. Duhan, commanding officer of Ashland, said:Ashland is underway for amphibious integration training prior to participating in bilateral exercises later this summer. It is important to conduct this training for both the Sailors and Marines because of the amount of new personnel we have and also because of the complexity of the missions that we support.Amphibious operations are a dynamic team sport, requiring a lot of practice and close coordination. Both Marines and Sailors have completed training in launch and recovery of several types of amphibious vehicles: amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs), landing craft air cushions (LCACs) and combat rubber raiding craft (CRRCs).Ashland is homeported in Sasebo, Japan, and is a part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group.Image: US Navy View post tag: Marines Share this articlelast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Law – Street Law Program – (ADJ000284)

first_imgThe Law Center offers graduate level courses in Law in multiplespecialty areas and occasionally has openings for part-time Adjunctprofessors. Interested and qualified candidates are invited toapply to be considered for these temporary, part-timepositions.Adjunct opportunities vary based on the type of course.Opportunities include: (i) traditional doctrinal courses taught ina lecture format; (ii) clinical education, which is a type ofexperiential learning course; (iii) simulation courses, which are atype of experiential learning course; and (iv) involvement with theLaw Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute(http://www.law.uh.edu/blakely), where the opportunities include avariety of skills‑based courses.This posting is for the Law Center’s Street Law program, a seriesof two simulation courses where law students instruct high schoolstudents about the law. See http://www.streetlaw.org/ . The LawCenter’s program consists of a fall and spring semester course,example instances are here:http://www.law.uh.edu/schedule/class_information.asp?CID=15643(Street Law I, fall)http://www.law.uh.edu/schedule/class_information.asp?CID=15985(Street Law II, spring)This Adjunct Professor of Law opportunity is unique in that itrequires the appointee to be available during the day on week daysin order to facilitate and instruct as the Law Center students areinteracting with the local high schools. Also, the ideal appointeewill be available to teach the course in both the fall and springsemesters for continuity.As a non‑tenure track (NTT) position, the appointee will accrue notime toward tenure at the University of Houston. Furtherinformation about the Law Center and its programs is available at:http://www.law.uh.edu .Adjunct professor appointments are made by the Law Center’sAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor Greg R. Vetter,[email protected] In addition to the formal application made inresponse to this posting, applicants should send the Associate Deana short email expressing his or her interest, attaching a resume orcurriculum vitae to that email.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :J.D. degreeNotes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested of an appointee. Allpositions at the University of Houston are security sensitive andwill require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Watson fills sales role

first_imgLawrence Watson has been appointed as head of sales and marketing at Rank Hovis, effective 1 September. He is currently sales director at Bowmans Milling in Hitchin, Herts.Watson told British Baker: “I look forward to joining Rank Hovis in September and also to the challenges of the job in this demanding climate.”Prior to Bowmans, Watson worked as management consultant for change management consultancy EQS. He will report to Simon Devereux, director of milling and bakery businesses.last_img

Devon Allman To Join Gregg Allman Band For Atlanta Laid Back Festival With Lynyrd Skynyrd

first_imgOne of Gregg Allman‘s final contributions to the music community was his series of Laid Back Festivals around the country. With New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Colorado, and Texas on the books, an Atlanta, Georgia date has just been added. Laid Back Festival will return to Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 14th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd, the festival welcomes very special guests, the Gregg Allman Band fronted by Gregg’s son Devon Allman in honor of his father.Gregg Allman’s last concert appearance was in Atlanta for Laid Back 2016. Devon and the band will play Gregg’s final studio album Southern Blood in its entirety as well as other Gregg Allman favorites. Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band will kick off the festival followed by Bishop Gunn. Stay tuned for more details on the Atlanta event page here.Pre-sale tickets go onsale Wednesday, August 23rd at 10:00 am est. Public on-sale is Thursday, August 24th at 10:00 am est. All information can be found here.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Kicks Off Chicago Theatre Run

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their winter tour this week, stopping in Chicago on Friday for the first of two nights at the Chicago Theatre. Next weekend, the band will return to the Chicago Theatre for two more nights (1/25-1/26) as part of their ongoing multi-night runs.Tedeschi Trucks Band is gearing up to release a brand new album on February 15th, SIGNS, marking their fourth studio album and first release since 2016’s Let Me Get By. The recently-released “Hard Case” was incorporated into the first set, amidst other TTB originals, “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Just As Strange”, “Right On Time”, “Idle Wind”, and more.This tour marks the first without bassist Tim Lefebvre, following his Christmas Eve announcement that he’d be leaving the group and replaced by Brandon Boone for the January and February dates. Forever keyboardist Kofi Burbridge is also absent from this tour, as he takes time away from the band as a result of a recent follow-up procedure to a 2017 surgery, with Gabe Dixon coming on to fill the role until his return.Just two nights into the tour and fans can rest assured that the band’s reliable cohesiveness remains strong. With a cover-heavy second set, featuring the work of Dr. John (“I Walk on Guilded Splinters”), Leonard Cohen (“Bird on the Wire”), Derek and the Dominos (“Keep On Growing”), Elmore James (“The Sky Is Crying”), John Prine (“Angel From Montgomery”), Jerry Garcia (“Sugaree”), Bob Dylan (“Down in the Flood”), and returning for the encore with “Sweet Inspiration” by Spooner Oldham, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivered yet another stand-out show.In addition to their upcoming tour dates–including multi-night runs at the Chicago Theatre, Saenger Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, Warner Theatre, and more– Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the official release of SIGNS with a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets for the album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music are on sale now. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show will come with a digital download of the new album.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/18/19I: Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, Darling Be Home Soon, Joyful Noise, Get Out My Life Woman, Hard Case, Just As Strange, Right On Time, Idle WindII: Walk on Gilded Splinters, Do I Look Worried, Bird On A Wire, Keep On Growing, Sky Is Crying, High & Mighty, Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree, Down In The Flood, Let Me Get ByE: Sweet Inspirationlast_img read more

From Hogwarts to Harvard

first_img 12Monica Marion ’17 (left) and Phillip Ramirez ’18 (right) make a dash during Quidditch. 1Monica Marion ’17 practices Quidditch — the only coed contact sport offered at Harvard — which features a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and handball. 13Phillip Ramirez ’18 (left) and Rachel Gosselin ’18 pause with their brooms. 6Rachel Gosselin ’18 (from left), Monica Marion ’17, Anthony Ramicone ’15, and Meg Knister ’17 get up for practice with all the equipment. Dodgeballs are called bludgers, and are used to hit other players, who then are out of play until they tag their goal hoops. 8Zac Bathen ’17 (from left), Julia Carvalho ’14, Rachel Gosselin ’18, Aram Zadeh ’16, and Meg Knister ’17 during Quidditch practice. 16Zac Bathen ’17 takes a shot. 3Ernest Afflu ’15 (left) and Martin Reindl ’15 vie for the quaffle — the name of the volleyball in Quidditch. 7Rachel Gosselin ’18 (from left) and Aram Zadeh ’16 gets physical. In the deathly hallows of the MAC Quad, the Harvard Quidditch team practices in the rain — tumbling through the mud while riding atop PVC broomsticks. Quidditch, the only coed contact sport offered at Harvard, is derived from the Harry Potter series and features a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and handball. A Quidditch team is made up of seven athletes who carry brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, once familiar with the basic rules, it’s exciting to watch and more exciting to play. Harvard’s team is one of 1,000 worldwide, and was founded by Stacy Rush and Alana Biden in 2009. The team practices twice a week and has regularly scheduled games as part of the Massachusetts Quidditch Conference, which includes Tufts, Boston University, Emerson, and Q.C. Boston. At the most recent Northeast Regional Championships, the Harvard Quidditch Team placed ninth in the region, and qualified for the World Cup held in April 2014 in South Carolina.“The experiences I’ve had with the Quidditch team have been some of my favorite so far at Harvard,” said Ernest Afflu ’15. “It’s always a blast, whether we’re having a friendly scrimmage in practice or an intense game against another team. Some will find the game silly, but it’s very competitive, and a lot of fun.” 4Ernest Afflu ’15 relaxes at practice with Maggie, the team’s canine mascot. 9Phillip Ramirez ’18 (left) and Jonathan Jackson ’15 ride their broomsticks. center_img 2Martin Reindl ’15 (from left), Phillip Ramirez ’18, and Anthony Ramicone ’15 stretch before practice. 19Anthony Ramicone ’15 and Phillip Ramirez ’18 (behind) store the hoop goals in Kirkland House. 5Martin Reindl ’15 (from left) and Phillip Ramirez ’18 stretch in front of the goal hoops, which are defended by keepers. 18Cassie Lowell ’17 (from left), Ronia Hurwitz ’18, and Monica Marion ’17 wait around for the action to commence. 15Hank Smith ’15 (from left) and Martin Reindl ’15 make some moves. 10Anthony Ramicone ’15 takes the quaffle to the goal. 17Monica Marion ’17 (from left), Meg Knister ’17, Phillip Ramirez ’18, and Anthony Ramicone ’15 during practice. 14Monica Marion ’17 holds the quaffle. 11Hank Smith ’15 (left) Martin Reindl ’15 confer during practice.last_img read more

Religious relevance found in works of a dedicated atheist

first_imgStephanie Paulsell is a scholar of religion and a person of deep faith, but when deciding on a subject for her latest research, she chose one of literary history’s most committed atheists.“Virginia Woolf was raised by Victorian agnostics to think that people who believed in God were not facing reality,” says Paulsell, an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). “She once wrote to her sister that ‘there’s something obscene in a living person sitting by the fire and believing in God.’ But her novels are full of religious language: consecration, revelation, soul, spirit. For me, she is a generative religious thinker.”Religious work is something Paulsell knows well. As the Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies — a chair established through Swartz’s landmark 2012 gift to the Campaign for Harvard Divinity School (HDS) — she is a core member of HDS’s multireligious ministry education program. In both her teaching and research, Paulsell often explores transcendence in experiences that are not formally religious, not unlike the one she had reading Woolf in her first year at Greensboro College.“The first novel of hers that I read was ‘To The Lighthouse,’” she remembers. “I didn’t fully understand it, but there was something there that felt religious to me. She has a way of opening up the hidden moments of our lives, returning our own experience to us, illuminated. It felt like a spiritual experience to read her.”In her forthcoming book, “Religion around Virginia Woolf,” Paulsell explores the ways that the novelist’s engagement with religion went far beyond the question of belief to include “studying the history of religions; reading the Bible … studying religious art and thinking about her own art in relation to it; drawing in complex ways upon religious language and religious themes both in her novels and in her reflections on the practices of reading and writing; and creating a literature that did, and continues to do, a kind of religious work.” Moreover, Woolf was an insightful, often scathing critic of clergy who failed to deliver in ritual the kind of transcendent, meaningful experience she strived for in art, and in life.“After the funeral for her friend Ottoline Morrell,” Paulsell writes, “[Woolf] bemoaned ‘the lack of intensity’ in the service and the ways in which symbols of British power, in the form of medals on the clergyman’s robe and the presence of the Union Jack in the sanctuary, undermined the solemnity of the occasion and the sacredness of the space. What did any of this have to do ‘with Ottoline, or our feelings?’ she asked when she reflected on the day in her diary. And when she read a bishop’s empty musings on heaven in the newspaper, she despaired at how unequal the representatives of religion were to the task of articulating religious hopes and desires. ‘The duty of heaven-making,’ she wrote, needs more than a bishop can bring to it: ‘it needs time and concentration. It needs the imagination of a poet.’”Paulsell’s last book, co-authored with the HDS theologian Harvey Cox, was a commentary on the Bible’s Song of Songs. She says that she finds a connection between the Song and Woolf’s work. Both are concerned with intimacy — and the ways in which it frequently falls short of human longing.“The lovers in the Song of Songs are always asking ‘Where are you? Who are you?’” Paulsell says. “I think Woolf gets at that experience in books like ‘The Waves’ and ‘Three Guineas.’“We miss each other. We try to communicate. We fail. We can’t understand what’s going on with the other. But then sometimes we can. Sometimes we look together at something or, through very ordinary gestures, we know each other for a moment. Like the Song of Songs, Woolf reveres those moments.”Woolf’s work is particularly relevant in the age of “the nones,” Paulsell says, when formal affiliation with religious organizations is on the wane and young people in particular look for new ways to identify and mark the sacred in their lives.“Woolf was raised by people who had lost their faith and were trying to construct life practices and ethics that could sustain them and help them interpret the world,” she explains. “She was trying to create a new form for modernity, when we know much more about the world, and evolution, and even where the Bible came from. She’s part of a project to re-create sacred community.”At a time when mainline Christianity has been on the decline in the U.S., Paulsell says there is also an opportunity to chart a new course for spiritual life in the modern world. Woolf’s work and life make a rich resource for that project.“We have a chance to look at the resources of all our traditions and see the ways in which they do speak to the deepest, fiercest hopes and aspirations and fears that we have,” she says. “Woolf thought that the religion around her did not often offer responses to those hopes and fears that were equal to them and explored in her writing other spiritual alternatives. We have the same challenge today. The question is, ‘How do we marshal the resources of religion toward these very human longings?’” Deep devotion, explored Relatedcenter_img Professor spans centuries, from Bible to Woolf, in HDS talklast_img read more

Chautauqua County Reports 36 New COVID-19 Cases Thursday

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have reported 36 new COVID-19 cases Thursday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases up to 1,429.The City of Jamestown has reported the highest number of cases today, reporting eight new cases. Fredonia has reported five new cases along with four cases each in Dunkirk and Westfield. Three cases where reported in Silver Creek with two each in Frewsburg and Clymer. Forestville, Cherry Creek, Falconer, Panama, Sinclairville, Mayville, and Bemus Point have all reported one case each. 155 active cases currently remain active.There are currently 12 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 1,258 recoveries and 16 deaths.last_img read more

Watch Vanessa Hudgens Take Gigi to the Beach

first_img Gigi Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Vanessa Hudgens stopped by Live! with Kelly and Michael on April 1 to talk about treading the Broadway boards in Gigi and to perform a number from the show. “The stage is where I feel most at home,” the High School Musical star revealed. She went on to say: “the play is so youthful and thrilling and it just makes you feel good.” Hudgens later performed the classic Lerner and Loewe number “‘I Never Want to Go Home Again,” complete with turn of the (twentieth) century swimwear! Check out her interview and performance below and then in person at the Neil Simon Theatre, where the tuner, currently in previews, officially opens on April 8. View Commentslast_img read more