Five guinea pigs required for SHL stress project

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Five guinea pigs required for SHL stress projectOn 25 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. SHL, the psychometric testing consultancy, is looking for five employers towork with its team of occupational psychologists on a research project aboutstress in organisations. The company wants volunteer organisations with a minimum of 70 employees toparticipate in the project, which will use personality questionnaires. The aim of the survey is to identify specific activities, circumstances orconditions that are likely to prove more or less stressful for employees. Employers can then gauge which members of staff are more vulnerable tostress and also spot specific sources of stress that affect team members indifferent ways. Organisations taking part in the SHL research will receive free consultationand help in designing and executing stress-at-work policies. For more information contact Claire Watson on 020 8335 8000. last_img read more

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SM-3 fails to intercept ballistic missile in latest test

first_img Share this article View post tag: SM-3 June 23, 2017 Authorities The new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile failed to intercept its target in a test conducted by the U.S. and Japan over the coast of Hawaii on June 21.This was the fourth flight test of the missile and the second intercept test with the first one regarded a success.Following the test, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced that the planned intercept was not achieved.At approximately 7:20 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time, June 21 (1:20 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, June 22), a medium-range ballistic target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii.The USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) detected and tracked the target missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 weapon system. Upon acquiring and tracking the target, the ship launched an SM-3 Block IIA guided missile, but the missile did not intercept the target.The SM-3 Block IIA is being developed cooperatively by the U.S. and Japan to defeat medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. This is a new, developmental interceptor that is not yet fielded by either country.MDA said program officials will now conduct an extensive analysis of the test data adding that no additional details will be available until that review is complete.Though currently still in the development and test phase, the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor is being designed to operate as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. Currently, the Aegis BMD system operates with the SM-3 Block 1A, SM-3 Block 1B, and SM-6 interceptors. View post tag: MDAcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today SM-3 fails to intercept ballistic missile in latest test View post tag: USS John Paul Jones View post tag: US Navy SM-3 fails to intercept ballistic missile in latest testlast_img read more

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Bakers Ross Dea and Michael

first_imgCostello recently enjoyed a course at the House of Bread in Asten, Austria, after winning the Piero Scacco award (arranged by the Worshipful Company of Bakers).They baked products including yoghurt bread, Nordic fruit bread, pretzels and Danish pastries during the week. Here Dea (centre) and Costello (right) discuss handling ciabatta bread dough with their tutor.last_img

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Harvard Heroes, including Faust, honored at Sanders Theatre

first_imgTwo weeks after Commencement activities for the Class of 2018, Harvard recognized another high-achieving group — employees whose commitment to a job well done is felt each and every day by their colleagues across the University.The exemplary efforts of Harvard Heroes were honored Thursday during a jubilant ceremony at Sanders Theatre before more than 1,000 family members, friends, and co-workers. Nominated and selected by their peers, this year’s class totaled 61 employees, including  Harvard President Drew Faust, who is stepping down at the end of the month after more than a decade as Harvard’s leader.“Some of you might have seen this selfless and dedicated individual around campus over the past decade, someone whose daily work has touched every corner of our great University,” said Marilyn Hausammann, vice president for human resources.Faust, whose Hero recognition was a surprise to her, initiated the University-wide program in 2012. It was created to celebrate staff members whose daily contributions go above and beyond the call of duty, capturing the essence of her synergetic mission “One Harvard.”“Today we celebrate the many ways in which you collaborate across disciplines and departments, motivate and encourage others, and use your talents and skills to strengthen and improve Harvard,” Faust said. “Standing here, at my last Harvard Heroes ceremony as president, I feel deeply satisfied knowing that we have left things better than we found them. It’s due, in no small part, to your efforts.”,A native of Guanajuato, Mexico, Harvard Hero Jesús Romo Llamas came to the U.S. 10 years ago as a Spanish-only speaker, enrolling in the Harvard Bridge Program to hone his English. As events coordinator at Memorial Church, his Hero-worthy feats included building a movable platform for a 500-pound stone baptismal font, and trekking across campus to the Charles Hotel in sub-zero temperatures to deliver a minister’s manuscript that had been left accidentally at the pulpit.Jesús Romo Llamas (right) exults with fellow honorees Elizabeth Ancarana and Luis Duarte.“I think this recognition belongs to everyone and really speaks to how we are involved with the people around us, and how the people around us help us grow,” Llamas said. “If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here.”The Rev. Alanna C. Sullivan, associate minister at the Memorial Church, called Llamas “a wonderful ambassador embodying our space of grace.”“Jesús makes everybody’s jobs easier, employing strategic thinking, a concern for others, always asking how we can work more effectively and efficiently together,” Sullivan said.Harvard Hero Ruth Hill may also be considered an ambassador by her colleagues, after 50 years of dedicated service to the University. For the last 41 of those years, Hill has worked as the oral history coordinator at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, where she documented the lives of women of color in America.Ruth Hill stands to applause.From outreach to publication, Hill played a critical role in executing acclaimed projects such as the Black Women Oral History Project, Latina Oral History Project, Chinese American Women Oral History Project, and Cambodian-American Women and Youth Oral History Project. Her efforts enriched the holdings of the library and made the histories of these women available to people around the globe.She was surprised to learn she had been selected as a Harvard Hero.“It was a shock to receive this honor, and I greatly appreciate it,” Hill said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if President Faust was equally surprised as the rest of us when we found out we were chosen. I’m so glad to be in her company, and was able to receive this award from her while she is still president here.”Maeve Kelly, program manager for Harvard Heroes, said that she wanted to honor Faust for her strong support of the program.“It’s such an easy moment to recognize her and all of her contributions to the University and the community,” Kelly said. “She has led with such grace and has made such a lasting impact.”The Harvard Heroes program is a reminder of how moments of quiet persistence and incremental progress are central to the University’s success, Faust told her fellow honorees.“You’re here because you’ve earned it and you’re being honored because we are so grateful to you for what you have contributed to this extraordinary enterprise — to the students, to the faculty, to the staff, to the institution — as we endeavor to expand and share knowledge more broadly in service of the world,” she said. “And that matters enormously.”last_img read more

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OIT warns of anti-virus scam

first_imgComputer users beware — the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has launched a campaign to warn students against fake anti-virus scams that are causing problems on computers across campus.“Fake anti-virus attacks are when a pop-up from an unknown anti-virus program occurs and tells the user that it has discovered malware and needs to clear your computer of a potential virus,” David Seidl, Information Security Program manager, said.But the trick is that the anti-virus is actually a virus itself that aims at getting credit card information from unsuspecting users, he said.“What happens is that the user clicks on the pop-up and allows the virus to install itself on their computer,” Seidl said. “Once the virus is installed, it says it found malware on your computer and that you must pay a certain amount of money to get rid of it. Then, it takes your credit card information.“These programs prey on a user’s fear they’re infected.”Seidl said OIT launched to program to benefit students and faculty.“The first thing is to be aware,” Seidl said. “The pop-up will look like it’s from your anti-virus software, but it’s not. It will often have a name like, ‘Anti-virus 2010′ or something generic.”Once someone identifies the pop-up as a virus, there is a simple step they can take to work against it, he said.“The first thing a user should do once they have identified the potential attack is to hit ‘control+alt+delete’ and then kill their browser,” he said. “The entire box is a clickable window, so if the user hits anywhere in the pop-up, the program will open and begin installing.”Seidl said students can also decrease their chances of being attacked by having a safe anti-virus program, making sure their current browser and operating systems are up-to-date and practicing safe browsing habits.“OIT provides a free anti-virus program, available on the Web site,” Seidl said. “We have done technical protections, but the best protection is to get users not to click on the fake anti-virus pop-ups.”Seidl said OIT launched the campaign in response to an increase in Help Desk calls regarding viruses.“It has definitely been showing up more, and Help Desk calls have gone up recently,” Seidl said. “Every year for the past three years, new versions of this have come out. As we see new versions and increased infections, we want to be sure people deal with it.”Seidl said his top suggestion for computer safety is to be aware of the threats that exist.“Knowing the name of your anti-virus software and the risk of the sites you visit is important,” he said.He also suggested updating the computer regularly and maintaining confidentiality.“Do all updates,” Seidl said. “Most people I know click ‘ignore’ when the updating windows come up, but more and more attacks are happening on outdated browsers.“Last, never provide personal information where you shouldn’t. If you don’t provide that information, they can’t get it. For example, the Help Desk would never ask for your password, and no legitimate site should ask for a password unless you’re logging in.”Seidl encouraged students to visit secure.nd.edu/fakeav for more information on fake anti-virus scams and he advised any students with questions or concerns to go to the OIT Web site or the OIT Help Desk.last_img read more

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The data security act of 2015: How credit unions benefit

first_imgThe U.S. House Financial Services Committee recently passed the Data Security Act of 2015. The bill has some positive implications to credit unions and financial institutions, but does present some challenges for state privacy laws and small businesses. The act would establish consistent standards nationwide for data security requirements and data breach notification requirements.Without the act, if a merchant is negligent to upgrade security software to protect cards on file, or a small merchant doesn’t implement necessary security to protect credit and debit card information collected over the internet, in-store, or over the phone, the card issuer is responsible for making the cardholder whole in the case of breach of the cardholder’s data. That is to say, the merchant, the one handling the card data, is not liable for the fraud incurred even if it is under their control. The roll-out of EMV does not address breaches of the millions of card data being stored by merchants. Also when there is a breach, there is no rule that says when or if the breach should be announced, and to whom.Great for Credit Unions. Challenging for Small Businesses.The Data Security Act is written to level the playing field by creating a nationwide standard to address these holes. This is great for credit unions as it potentially decreases the cost of fraud by forcing merchants to meet federal standards while not adding any additional burdens to credit unions. However, it may not be great for small business owners, who may not be aware of, or be able to meet compliance standards. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Miguel Almiron’s agent reveals he rejected January offer from Arsenal

first_imgEmery had been keen to bring in January reinforcements and had his eye on Almiron (Getty)Arsenal were hamstrung by their lack of funds in the January window, limited to only making loan signings.Unai Emery had wanted to bolster his options with both a winger and a midfielder, eventually bringing in Denis Suarez from Barcelona on a six-month deal, with Almiron moving to Newcastle instead.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors The Paraguayan has quickly made a big impression at St James’ Park (Picture: Getty)The agent of Newcastle United’s record signing Miguel Almiron says a host of Premier League clubs tried to sign him in January, including Arsenal, but he was not impressed by the Gunners’ offer.The Paraguay playmaker moved to St James’ Park from Atlanta United in a £20million deal that finally saw the Magpies break their transfer record almost 14 years after signing Michael Owen from Real Madrid for £16m in 2005.Almiron had plenty of suitors after impressing enormously in Major League Soccer and was named in the Team of the Year as Atlanta won the MLS Cup. Miguel Almiron’s agent reveals he turned down Arsenal to join Newcastle United Almiron started again on Tuesday night against Burnley (Picture: Getty)Now the 25-year-old’s agent, Daniel Campos, has claimed that Arsenal approached Almiron over a January loan move – though the player was only interested in a permanent deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Miguel Almiron is a footballer who went from less to more, now he is a more complete footballer,’ Campos told Paraguayan radio station ABC Cardinal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘There was interest shown by Manchester United in Miguel Almiron but they never made an offer.‘Arsenal and Southampton offered loan deals for Miguel Almiron but we did not want it to be a loan.’ Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Feb 2019 9:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link392Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lady Wildcats Defeated By Lady Bulldogs

first_imgIt was a slow night for the Lady Wildcats as they fell to The Centerville Lady Bulldogs 25-13, 25-22, 25-17.It was hard to come back from it all. Kayley Schoettelkotte had a great night with 6 kills who was just behind Kamryn McCool who had 7 kills. Kendall McCool had 2 aces wuth 6 assists and 3 digs. Meredith Bohman and Layne Steele each had 4 kills.The girls will be back in action tomorrow night as they host Milan. Please come out and cheer these great girls to victory.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.last_img read more

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Lady Trojans Sweep Lady Wildcats

first_imgECVB traveled to FC last night and came out victorious at all 3 levels.EC vs FC 10-2-18We played well last night and kept the control the entire match. We kept them out of system with good serving and a quick offense. Everyone had a solid game last night.Varsity is now 24-2 on the season and 12-1 in the EIAC.Next up: Harrison for senior night tonight. Freshman will start at 5, JV will follow, then senior night, then varsity will follow.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img

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