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first_imgHalf of all firms now recruit via NetOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Morethan half of all employers are using the Internet to recruit potentialcandidates, according to the CIPD’s fifth annual recruitment survey.Morethan 55 per cent of the 250 HR professionals surveyed claim their company uses theNet to recruit employees, a rise of more than 10 per cent on 2000.Butthe survey, launched today at the CIPD’s Recruitment Conference in London, alsoshows that many employers feel they are duplicating work in using both theInternet and traditional recruitment methods to recruit.ImogenDaniels, the CIPD’s resourcing and development adviser, said, “Employersare using the Internet so they do not miss out on potential candidates,especially with the tight labour market.”Afterthe honeymoon period of a couple of years ago, when recruiters thought theInternet would revolutionise recruitment, they are now more wary. Some believethat time is being wasted on sifting through completely unsuitable candidates.”Morethan 62 per cent now use the Web to recruit for professionals. Butthere has been a 13 per cent drop between 1999 and 2000 in the number ofemployers recruiting skilled manual workers, to 35 per cent. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

first_img Full Name* Benchmark’s Jordan Vogel with 826 Madison Avenue (top) and 581 Austin Place (Linkedin, Google Maps)Two investment sales between $10 million and $30 million closed during the last week of February — one in Manhattan and one in the Bronx — for a combined $24.3 million. The week prior saw one such sale. Here are the details for the two deals in the week ending Feb. 26.1. Benchmark Real Estate Group purchased a 9,100-square-foot, mixed-use building at 826 Madison Avenue in Lenox Hill for $12.5 million. Jordan Vogel signed for the buyer. Sprayregen Real Estate Advisors was the seller via Bicent Properties LLC. Alice Netter signed for the seller.Sprayregen Real Estate Advisors provided Benchmark with $5.5 million in financing.2. SNL Development purchased a warehouse at 581 Austin Place in Mott Haven for $11.8 million in an off-market deal, and plans to bring self-storage units to the building.The seller was the Paladino Realty Corporation. Joseph Barretta and Max Rather of Metro Net Realty brokered the transaction.ADVERTISEMENTContact Orion Jones Share via Shortlink Message* Investment Salesthe Bronxupper east sidecenter_img Tags Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_imgOctober 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/22 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 14LINDON, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks blew past Maeser Prep 3-1 Tuesday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Hawks bested the Lions 15-25, 25-11, 25-16 and 25-14.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The Manti Templars overpowered ALA 3-1 in Region 14 volleyball action Tuesday. The Templars took wins of 26-24, 25-21, 21-25 and 25-13 for the victory against the Eagles.DELTA, Utah-The Union Cougars dismantled Delta 3-1 Tuesday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Cougars prevailed 24-26, 25-19, 25-15 and 25-19 for the win at the Palladium.Region 15MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The Wasatch Academy Tigers blanked FreedomPrep 3-0 Tuesday in Region 15 volleyball action. The Tigers downed the Eagles 25-17, 25-23 and 25-19 in the straight sets victory. Written by Brad James Tags: Volleyballlast_img read more

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiIf Domino’s can deliver freshly made pizza to your house, why can’t fresh seafood straight off the docks be delivered to your door, too?That’s the concept behind a new web-based business called Dock to Door Seafood Delivery that is launching Saturday at www.dock2doorseafood.com. Customers entering the promo code OCNJDAILY will get $5 off their first order.Dock to Door owner Hank Rydecki, who jokes that he is “a terrible fisherman, but a good businessman,” believes he has discovered a niche market that combines the convenience of home delivery service with the freshest seafood.“I have never heard of anything similar to it,” said Rydecki, of Ocean City.Rydecki explained that he came up with the idea for his business when friends and relatives would often ask him to pick them up some seafood when he went out to buy some.He promised that his Dock to Door seafood will be of the highest quality bought from wholesalers at the Jersey Shore, including Atlantic City, Pleasantville and Cape May. In some cases, he’ll buy it from “guys right on the boat,” he said.Dock to Door will make deliveries to the towns of Ocean City, Somers Point, Linwood, Longport and Margate. There will be a $40 minimum for orders.Dock to Door uses re-usable environmentally friendly cold pack technology that is very effective, while being socially responsibleIn addition to making home deliveries, Rydecki plans to specialize in serving large parties, clam bakes and catered affairs.He will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through the third week of June. Then he will add Mondays. He will be closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.“I’m a one-man band,” he said. “I’ll be taking calls, taking orders and making deliveries.”Rydecki stressed that when he delivers seafood, it will always arrive fresh at his customers’ homes – much fresher than the seafood sold at supermarkets.“The quality is three or four times better and fresher,” he said.He has devised recyclable and environmentally friendly packaging to keep the seafood chilled and fresh at all times.Rydecki said his delivery service will capitalize on the Jersey Shore’s rich history as a seafood haven.“We live in the best area for seafood, in my opinion,” he said. “We are trying to bring more seafood to the area so that people can enjoy what we have to offer, not just the Boardwalk and the beaches.”Although he considers himself a terrible fisherman, Rydecki noted that his wife, Melissa Kopp, who is from Egg Harbor Township, comes from a family of commercial fishermen and lobstermen.Now a stay-at-home dad, Rydecki’s business background included working 10 years as a sales representative at General Electric.He hopes to parlay his business experience into a venture that turns out to be, well, a good catch.“At the end of the day, we’re really excited,” he said. “We’re optimistic it’s going to be something that is very successful.” Dock to Door is a family owned and operated Seafood Concierge Service. They deliver locally harvested clams and restaurant quality seafood direct to your door. last_img read more

first_imgCommenting on the second meeting of the Kabul Process, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Yesterday, at the Kabul Process meeting, Afghanistan’s National Unity Government made a significant and bold offer to the Taliban, laying out their plans for talks without preconditions. I commend the vision of President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah who laid out a clear but flexible proposal on talks – and a road to peace, prosperity and stability for Afghanistan. The United Kingdom, along with the region and the international community stand united in support of this determination to bring the violence to an end. I strongly believe that the only solution to the conflict in Afghanistan is through a political settlement, led and owned by Afghans themselves. Yesterday’s Kabul Process meeting was a landmark step on this important journey. It is now for the Taliban to take the opportunity offered and to step forward and contribute to an inclusive political process. I urge them do so. Afghanistan’s future must be decided through dialogue, not the gun.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s accepted knowledge across industries that companies that don’t undergo a digital transformation will find it difficult to survive in the coming decade. Legacy technology simply can’t support the performance and virtualization that businesses need to operate efficiently and provide modern products and services to their customers.But demand for modern infrastructure really begins upstream, with the Communications Service Providers (CoSPs) that own the networks powering business connectivity. The problem is that many large CoSPs are still operating on a wide range of proprietary, legacy technologies themselves. These technologies require a large number of people to maintain and operate them. In addition, these technologies deliver network speeds and responsiveness that are less-than-optimal for the businesses downstream.To start the transformation process based on this starting point, CoSPs have the seemingly insurmountable task of becoming virtualization experts, sorting through hundreds of vendors and products to architect the ideal infrastructure, and implementing the new technology in an optimal way, all without disrupting existing services.More realistically, CoSPs need a reliable, knowledgeable partner to help them set a digital transformation strategy, prioritize and select technologies, and undergo digital transformation in a way that sets them up for success.5 Key Focus AreasCoSPs’ most pressing need (and opportunity) is to infuse infrastructure with more cloud technology to make it faster, more responsive and more automated. To do so, they need to adopt a significant amount of compute and virtualization technology across nearly every aspect of their infrastructure, starting with the following five areas:CoSP cloud – Central Offices need to evolve beyond physical appliances to provide cloud-based services to customers. This means upgrading to virtual appliances, then implementing virtual network functions, including software-defined networking (SDN). This will serve as a mechanism to stitch services together as well as help scale the networking topology between virtual functions.Next-gen access – Today’s companies need higher bandwidth to support their day-to-day operations and provide products and services in a fast and reliable way to their own customers. Providing next-gen access typically means migrating from static and expensive multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) virtual private network (VPN) circuits and physical customer premise equipment (CPE) nodes to more virtualized CPE nodes and secure access technologies, along with software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN).Operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS) transformation – CoSPs need to make it faster and easier to launch new services to customers by incorporating automation and telemetry and ensuring the systems they use to deliver network-based services have application plug in (API) -driven capabilities.Edge computing – To deliver services more rapidly across widespread markets, CoSPs will need to adopt enterprise edge computing in the next 12-18 months. There are a number of approaches for doing this, from evolving the Central Office with architectures such as Central Office Architected as a Data Center (CORD), to building an edge services cloud incorporating capabilities such as multi-access edge computing (MEC) to the evolution of the edge outside of existing physical facilities with modular data centers.5G infrastructure – When 5G becomes available in the next 18-36 months, CoSPs will be tasked with a new set of challenges. The requirements of 5G are roughly between 100-1000 times the performance and scale of 4G, at 1/1000th the latency, with significantly different economics on the monetization and operations. SDN will no longer be contained within the Central Offices, and CoSPs will need to embrace end-to-end SDN principles, such as network slicing. Network functions virtualization (NFV) will no longer be a centralized function running inside a virtual machine (VM), but inside containers or even running on top of bare metal.The Partner CoSPs NeedDell EMC makes digital transformation much easier for CoSPs. Not only are we a worldwide leader in compute and cloud-enabled IT infrastructure, we have the partnership framework in place to strategically and holistically guide CoSPs through the process of modernization across all five key areas.Our experts give CoSPs the technology and tools to assemble the right combination of infrastructure and service capabilities to serve their business customers and remain competitive for years to come. Dell EMC’s focus on open-standards-based, disaggregated architecture means CoSPs won’t relive the mistakes of the past, trading proprietary solutions and vendor lock-in for a flexible, future-ready, scalable architecture.The harsh reality is that most CoSPs won’t achieve the levels of virtualization and optimization they need without the right partner on their side. Dell EMC is poised to play a pro-active role in reshaping the future for service providers as they achieve digital transformation and provide the modern technology that will power the coming evolution of business.last_img read more

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) Jeff Foxworthy. Image by the National Comedy Center.JAMESTOWN – Tickets for this summer’s Jeff Foxworthy performance in Downtown Jamestown will go on sale to general public tomorrow.Center officials say Foxworthy will be joined by Saturday Night legends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon part of the head-line performers for this summer’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.Foxworthy, the largest-selling comedian of all time with more than 13 million albums sold, will be performing on Friday, August 7 at the Northwest Arena.The “Legends of SNL” show with David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon will take place Saturday, August 8 at the arena. David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon were once part of the cast and writing team of Saturday Night Live in the 1990’s. Each of them created memorable and beloved characters throughout their run on the show, and each were nominated for Emmy awards.Tickets for the 2020 shows, along with other festival comedy events, went on pre-sale for National Comedy Center members last week.Starting Tuesday, tickets will be on sale for the general public at ComedyCenter.org.last_img read more

first_imgConsidine had shot to fame among Scottish football fans five years ago when a video of him singing the song in drag with others on his stag do was leaked on YouTube.After being kept in the public eye by a podcast run by Peterhead midfielder Simon Ferry, Open Goal, Considine’s Scotland team-mates were quick to play the song as they celebrated their triumph. 0:43 – Advertisement – Highlights of the European Championship Qualifying Path C play-off final between Serbia and Scotland Andy ConsidineImage:Considine had shot to fame among Scottish football fans five years ago when a video of him singing the song in drag with others on his stag do was leaked on YouTube And now the song – and the circumstances behind its rejuvenation – has secured far wider appreciation.Dons midfielder Ferguson, who is hoping to secure European Championship qualification with Scotland U21s on Tuesday, said: “It’s brilliant. It is funny. Obviously I had seen the video of big Andy but it went quiet for a while.“I think the boys on Open Goal brought it back to life, Si Ferry and Paul Slane, with singing it every week.“The nation has just latched on to it. Seeing all the videos on Thursday night was hilarious.“To be honest, because it happened so long ago, everyone at Aberdeen had all had their say on the matter. – Advertisement – preview image Lewis Ferguson during a UEFA Under-21 European Championship match between Scotland and Croatia at Tynecastle Park on November 12, 2020, in Edinburgh, Scotland.(Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group) – Advertisement – Lewis Ferguson says Scotland men’s U21s can emulate Steve Clarke’s side and qualify for the European Championships for the first time since 1996 – which they will do if they beat Greece on Tuesday Lewis Ferguson reckons Aberdeen team-mate Andy Considine will be laughing along with the rest of Scotland after his stag do antics somehow revived a disco classic.Baccara’s 1977 hit ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ was listed at number three in one UK singles chart at the weekend after footage of Considine and his Scotland team-mates dancing and singing along to the track went viral.- Advertisement – 8:53 “But it’s been brought back to life and, honestly, Andy is the nicest guy in the world.“He just has a laugh about it and I’m sure it will be the same when he’s away with the A squad, having a laugh and joke about it.“But it is absolutely brilliant and to see all the videos over social media in the past couple of days has been brilliant.“And is it close to number one? Magic.” The hit was played in the Scotland dressing room after last Thursday’s Euro 2020 play-off win over Serbia.last_img read more

first_imgAug 6, 2009British lab finds better-yielding seed strain of H1N1Britain’s National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) has produced a seed strain of novel H1N1 virus that grows much better than strains currently used, the Canadian Press reported yesterday. John Wood of the NIBSC said the strain grows about as well as typical seasonal flu seed strains, but the results must be confirmed by manufacturers. Vaccine makers welcomed the news. Yields from the seed strains now in use have been 50% below those with seasonal flu vaccines or worse.Argentina flu deaths double in latest countThe number of novel H1N1 flu deaths in Argentina has risen to 337, according to the health ministry’s latest report, suggesting that Argentina could soon pass United States as the country with the most fatalities, The Guardian, a British newspaper, reported yesterday. The number was more than double the deaths reported in the ministry’s last report 2 weeks ago. Though Argentina has more fatalities than any South American country, officials believe novel flu cases have peaked.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/05/argentina-swine-flu-deaths-doubleAug 5 Guardian storyIran bars pilgrims from attending the HajjTo slow the spread of the pandemic H1N1 virus, Iran’s health ministry has banned the country’s citizens from attending the annual Hajj pilgrimage in December in Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. The health minister said through state media that the event draws 3 million pilgrims from all over the world, presenting a heightened risk of flu transmission. Iran has confirmed 145 cases so far, but no fatalities.http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2009/August/middleeast_August142.xml&section=middleeast&col=Aug 6 AP storyCalifornia nurses protest inadequate safety equipmentCalifornia nurses protested outside the University of California–San Francisco (UCSF) medical center yesterday to demand better equipment to protect them against the pandemic virus, according to an Aug 4 press release from the California Nurses Association. An ABC News report yesterday showed the nurses protesting in scrubs and masks. Nurses also protested the alleged firing of a UCSF nurse for complaining about inadequate safety gear. The California Hospital Association has denied the claims.Baxter finishes first batches of cell-based pandemic H1N1 vaccineBaxter International Inc. yesterday announced completion of the first commercial batches of its cell-based pandemic H1N1 vaccine, called Celvapan A/H1N1. The company said the vaccine was developed and produced within 12 weeks of receiving the H1N1 virus strain. In making the vaccine, Baxter applied the same processes used in gaining earlier European licensure of a mock-up pandemic vaccine, officials said. Clinical trials are scheduled to start this month.http://www.baxter.com/press_room/press_releases/2009/08_05_09-A-H1N1.htmlAug 5 Baxter news releaseCDC reports low sensitivity for rapid flu testsThe CDC reported today that it assessed several rapid influenza diagnostic tests and found they had low sensitivity, ranging from 40% to 69%. Sensitivity declined substantially when the clinical samples had lower levels of virus, the agency said in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Thus a positive result can guide treatment, but a negative result does not exclude a novel H1N1 infection. The agency evaluated the tests using 65 samples known to contain novel H1N1 or seasonal viruses.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5830a2.htmAug 7 MMWR articleLarge insurer to cover novel H1N1 vaccineWellPoint, the nation’s largest health insurance company in terms of membership, says it will cover administration of the novel H1N1 vaccine as it becomes publicly available, according to a story today from IFAwebnews. WellPoint operates as Anthem Blue Cross in Virginia and as Empire Blue Cross in New York. Members whose plans already provide coverage for vaccines will qualify for the added coverage.http://ifawebnews.com/2009/08/06/nations-largest-health-insurer-to-cover-h1n1-vaccine/Aug 6 IFAwebnews articlelast_img read more

first_imgEquinor is the operator of the licence with an ownership interest of 41.5 per cent. The well 34/7-37 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig, the directorate said on Thursday. Production licence 089 was awarded on 9 March 1984 (8th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf). This is the 42nd exploration well to be drilled in this licence. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to Equinor for a wildcat well located in the North Sea offshore Norway. Other licensees are Petoro AS (30 per cent), Vår Energi (16.1 per cent), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (9.6 per cent), and Wintershall Dea Norge (2.8 per cent).center_img The area in this licence consists of parts of block 34/7. The well will be drilled east of the Statfjord field, directly west of the discovery 34/7-21 Borg. The Deepsea Atlantic is a sixth generation deepwater and harsh environment semi-submersible rig capable of operating at water depths of up to 3,000 meters. The drilling programme for well 34/7-37 S concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 089. last_img read more