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first_img Comments are closed. 5-minutesQ&ARandle Stonier, CEO, Skybridge GroupMarketingservices consultancy Skybridge, which was formed from the merger of Motivforceand Purchasepoint, has acquired e-learning company, eLearning4all. Here CEORandle Stonier explains the rationale behind the acquisitions and its key rolein developing the company’s people brand. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article PT How can e-learning develop thepeople brand?RS Our clients work in a rapidlychanging market where people are their most vital resource and potentially mostpowerful ambassadors. The challenge is to stimulate and develop them.Multimedia and on-line applications are powerful tools in nurturing and growingthis resource. Our acquisition of eLearning4all marks our commitment to providea complete business improvement solution to clients that promotes thedevelopment of core competencies throughout an organisation, while reflectingand reinforcing its brand values. PT What advice would you give toorganisations thinking about deploying an e-learning strategy that builds itsbrand through its people?RS Work alongside your marketingcolleagues to develop a robust brand message that has meaning for both internaland external audiences. If they don’t mesh there is probably a fundamentalissue – a brand experience that is not reinforced by an organisation’s peoplewill be exposed as marketing puff. Dissatisfied customers will quickly follow.From this focal point, HR teams can review the content and objectives of alltraining and development materials (both on-line and traditional) to check themagainst these messages.center_img PT Why has a marketing servicesconsultancy acquired an e-learning business – what are the synergies?RS We’ve seen increasing reliance ontechnology to support our internal communications, motivation and changemanagement programmes and the huge opportunity that new media offersorganisations not only to motivate, but also to educate and develop theirpeople. At Skybridge, we have the marketing and creative expertise tocommunicate the brand message, but we did not have the experience of creatingand developing e-learning training solutions. This is what e-learning4all hasbrought to the mix. PT Are HR professionals playingtheir part in furthering e-learning?RS HR professionals have not yet fullygrasped the opportunity e-learning offers organisations to reinforce brandmessages through its people. All too often, external and HR teams workseparately and IT departments can act as a barrier as opposed to an enabler ofe-learning. There is a mutuality between external marketing and internaldevelopment that will have to be explored for brands to become livingpersonalities – with the strength of Nike, for instance. e-learning gives HRprofessionals a real opportunity to use the tools available to them.Multimedia, the Web and intranets help HR professionals build their people’sknowledge while evoking the feelings and beliefs that inspire people to takepositive action. HR can inspire staff with e-technologyOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today PT Why do you see the people brandbecoming so significant to organisations in the future?RS It is essential that there isconsistency across all lines of communication between a company, or brand, andits consumer. If the brand doesn’t communicate the desired message, it willfail to meet the customer’s expectations. In our service-driven economy, acritical point of contact is between the consumer and a company or its brandsellers – from salaried staff to third-party channels – and this will becomeincreasingly more important as a true point of differentiation.last_img read more

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first_imgSay Guten Tag to Spring Awakening Begins September 8 at Brooks Atkinson TheatreIsn’t it too soon for a revival of Spring Awakening? Nonsense! First, the show is awesome. Second, it’s hard to argue with the revival’s ingenious wrinkle: deaf actors play the confused teenagers (American Sign Language is incorporated into the performance) while speaking actors provide the voices. How’s that for a metaphor on being young? The large cast, which features vets and newcomers, includes Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez and Patrick Page. Click for tickets! Restart with Linda Lavin September 7 and 10-12 at 54 Below People who only know Linda Lavin for her work on Alice? Child, please. Fans of the Great White Way knows Lavin’s true value wasn’t battling Vic Tayback, but being a dynamo in a number of Broadway shows, including Gypsy?. And you bet they’ll be at 54 Below, where Lavin (and her band) will perform an array of songs in her show, “Starting Over.” You should join them. Click for tickets! Join JRB and His Talented Friends September 11 at SubCultureThere are two certainties with Jason Robert Brown’s concert series at SubCulture. First, they will sell out very quickly. Two, it’s going to feature positively kick-ass guests. Tonight is no exception as In the Heights alums Andrea Burns and Tony nominee Joshua Henry join Brown. The only way this would be better is if there were a unicorn. That’s not happening. Everyone knows Sparkles is touring with The Sound of Music. Click for tickets! View Comments Get Educated at Daddy Long Legs Begins September 10 at the Davenport TheatreIn this musical, Megan McGinnis plays an aging orphan who gets a break: an anonymous, rich donor (Paul Alexander Nolan) sends her to college. There’s one catch: she has to write a letter to this mystery man, whom she calls Daddy Long Legs, every month. Who is Daddy Long Legs? What was college like in the early 20th century? Will Nolan don his wacky socks? There’s only one way to find out. Click for tickets! Hey, you, sweating over what to do with your last day off of the summer. Relax! It’s not like you’re going to the electric chair. Besides, with all your nervousness you’re prone to miss out on Broadway’s good stuff. There’s Jason Robert Brown’s latest concert at SubCulture, new additions to Matilda and Linda Lavin’s new show. Get ready for this week’s picks! Meet Matilda’s New Class Begins September 8 at Shubert TheatreIn theory, it’s nice to have a cast be with the same show forever, but actors need to challenge themselves. Otherwise they’d be filing their nails in between lines. That can’t happen, especially at a show as good as Matilda, which gets a batch of terrific new adult talent: Allison Case as Miss Honey, Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Click for tickets!last_img read more

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first_imgBy Dialogo March 19, 2012 Mexican Military personnel seized 3,640 liters of heroin in the state of Guerrero (in southern Mexico), in what constitutes one of the largest seizures of that drug in Mexico, the Secretariat of Defense announced on March 14. In a series of “ground reconnaissances” in the community of Coyuca de Catalán, in the Guerrero mountains, the Military personnel discovered “a clandestine laboratory for processing synthetic drugs, where they took custody of 3,640 liters of a chemical substance,” the secretariat indicated in a statement. The substance, it added, tested “positive for heroin,” in what constitutes the largest seizure of this drug made by the Army and one of the most important in Mexico. In Guerrero state, where the popular port of Acapulco is located, various organizations dedicated to drug trafficking are active, among them the La Familia [The Family] cartel. Since December 2006, more than 50,000 Military personnel have been deployed in Mexico as part of a Military anti-drug strategy. Since then, violence linked to drug trafficking has left more than 50,000 dead, the majority as a result of struggles between cartels, according to the Government, and others in federal operations and in murders of civilians unconnected to crime.last_img read more

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first_img“Remember that corruption during disasters is punishable by death,” Firli said in a press statement Saturday.He invoked Article 2 of the 2001 Anticorruption Law, which states that the maximum penalty could be given under certain circumstances.No corruption convict in Indonesia has ever been given the death sentence. The decision to mete sentences is in the hands of the court, which has to take into account mitigating circumstances.Despite the government’s instructions last week for everyone to work from home, all KPK staffers, including investigators, will continue to work from their office in Kuningan, South Jakarta, Firli said. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) wants the death penalty for people convicted of corruption during the COVID-19 outbreak, in a stark turnabout from its recent focus on prevention instead of actively pursuing investigations.According to KPK chairman Firli Bahuri, the agency will be going for the maximum penalty allowed under the law.With the government pouring Rp 62.3 trillion (US$3.9 billion) into nationwide measures to combat COVID-19 and launching social safety net programs, there are growing fears that much of that money could be embezzled. When he landed the position of KPK chairman in December 2019, the police commissioner general vowed to work on preventing corruption and fostering better coordination with government institutions, which previously had been the target of many KPK investigations.His new approach came with the new KPK Law enacted in October, which effectively took away much of the antigraft body’s independence and some of its more effective investigating tools, including wiretapping.Among the major projects initiated is the conversion of Wisma Atlet Kemayoran in Central Jakarta into a hospital and using two small islands in Riau Islands province to accommodate thousands of COVID-19 patients.Firli warned not to expect the KPK to conduct raids or sting operations to catch corruption suspects in the act, a method that proved effective in the past.“We understand that many critics want to see KPK raids and they want results,” he said, taking note of the declining public trust in his agency as shown by several recent surveys.“But we don’t conduct raids as a goal or a gimmick just to show that the KPK is working.” (mfp)Topics :last_img read more

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first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Butler County to fly at half-staff to honor Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer.Sgt. Gloyer, a Green Beret from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group Airborne, died on November 2, 2016, while bravely serving his country in Afghanistan. Sgt. Gloyer’s numerous awards include a Bronze Star with Valor, a second Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals and two Army Commendation Medals, according to the Army.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Sergeant First Class Ryan A. Gloyer November 18, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgThe youngsters stand to generate R1-millionfor their schools. Tycoon Patrice Motsepe founded thecompetition in honour of his late mother. Motsepe with Zulu’s King GoodwillZwelithini, Sasfa’s Mandla Mazibukoand Sanlam group CEO Johan van Zyl(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Oupa MmineleCompetition Director+27 83 222 [email protected] NkosiThe development of footballers at school level in South Africa has received a major boost with an injection of a R30-million (US$3.9-million) sponsorship into an annual tournament.Mining mogul Patrice Motsepe and partner in the venture Sanlam announced the five-year sponsorship of the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup in Johannesburg on 4 January.The tournament, formerly known as the Kay Motsepe Cup, is Motsepe’s brainchild, founded through the Motsepe Foundation in 2004 in honour of his late mother Kay Motsepe.“We are trying to get people to take schools’ football very seriously,” Motsepe said.About 4 000 high schools from all nine South African provinces are expected to participate in the competition. The matches will kick off on 20 February and will proceed to regional knockouts.Winners from the regional knockouts will slug it out with other schools in their respective province for the honour of representing the province in the national finals.The national finals will feature 18 teams – two from each province – and will take the form of a mini-tournament played over four days after the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The champions will pocket a staggering R1-million ($128 700) for their school. This is a considerable increase from last year’s R500 000 ($64 400) won by Mokopane Academy of Sports, a Limpopo school coached by former Orlando Pirates striker Andries Sebola.The second best team will score an impressive R600 000 ($77 175), while the third and fourth teams will pocket R500 000 ($64 400) and R400 000 ($51 494) respectively.The 18 schools in the national finals are guaranteed a prize of R100 000 ($1 288).The Kay Motsepe tournament is run by the South African Schools Football Association (Sasfa).“This is the dawn of a new era for football in our schools,” said Sasfa president Mandla Mazibuko. “There are thousands of schools waiting for that trophy and the whopping prize-money of R1-million. We have never let this tournament down.”The tournament will help South Africa develop football stars for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, Mazibuko noted. “We’re planting the seed for 2014 Brazil. Let’s unearth the talent.”The South African Football Association (Safa) is convinced that such developmental investments will only bring benefits, supplying it with top footballers for the national team Bafana Bafana.“Surely we will be beneficiaries. We want to reap the crop as Safa,” said its president Kirsten Nematandani. “This investment is historic indeed.”All schools are welcomeThe tournament is open to all high schools in South Africa, from public schools to private and independent schools.“We want the private schools to play football with our schools in Soweto and KwaMashu,” said Motsepe, who also owns premier league team Mamelodi Sundowns.“We want all schools to participate,” he added. “There’s so much talent amongst our people, we just need to nurture it.”Motsepe believes that it’s tournaments like the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup that contribute to building a better South Africa. “There’s a unique role that football can play in building our country.”“We strongly share the Motsepe Foundation’s belief that soccer is a nation-builder,” said Sanlam group CEO Johan van Zyl, “and that the growth of soccer, through the development and enhancement of youth football and life skills, will contribute immeasurably to this country’s future.”Reaching out to football legendsSouth Africa’s football legends will play a meaningful role throughout the tournament. The football masters, mostly from the 1960s to the 1980s, will coach the youngsters and facilitate training clinics for them.The Kay Motsepe sponsors have allocated R1-million ($128 700) to ensure that the legends are able to do their work without hindrance. “We want every [participating] school to be linked to a legend,” said Motsepe.The national Department of Education expressed support for the tournament, one of many competitions involving schools in South Africa. “We do recognise the importance of sports in our schools,” said the department’s director-general Duncan Hindle. “[This tournament] will make a big difference in our schools.”“We must convert every school in South Africa, in towns, in the rural areas and townships, into centres of football,” Motsepe said.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In Ohio, nearly 1 in 7 households experiences food insecurity to the extent that it cannot afford balanced meals on a regular basis, a rate higher than the national average, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture.At the same time, many Ohio farmers face low commodity prices, decreased foreign markets for their crops and severe weather that has triggered crop losses.With those challenges in mind, Ohio Smart Agriculture: Solutions from the Land, a statewide farmer-led initiative that includes representatives from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University, has drafted a plan for Ohio agriculture to become more sustainable.To accomplish that, the group has come up with recommendations including expanding the available agricultural workforce, funding research on urban farming and safe ways to apply fertilizers that don’t jeopardize water quality, and streamlining the process for farmers to gain contracts to sell their crops to local school systems.For those struggling to feed themselves or their families, Ohio Smart Agriculture wants to increase public commitment to programs including Produce Perks that help low income families get fresh produce on a regular basis. And the group wants to explore ways to assist individuals who don’t qualify for state or federal food programs and yet still struggle to pay for nutritious meals.“Farmers often feel like people don’t listen to them, but this project offers a chance for their solutions to be heard and acted upon,” said Casey Hoy, a CFAES professor and project advisor. “The recommendations represent ideas from across the spectrum of Ohio farms and people who work with food security and the environment. It’s not about more of the same, it’s about how Ohio farmers can solve some of the biggest challenges we face statewide.”For a full list of Ohio Smart Agriculture’s proposed recommendations, visit go.osu.edu/smartag.For a video on Ohio Smart Agriculture, visit go.osu.edu/smartagvideo.last_img read more

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first_imgTags:#Real World#web Dr. Phil Andrews. Andrews was project director for the National Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at his death at 55 of a heart attack earlier this month. Prior to Tennessee, Andrews worked for a decade as the director of high-end computing technologies at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California. His professional interests included artificial intelligence and 3-D software. But his interests did not stop at the edge of his lab. He received degrees from Cambridge, Purdue and Princeton. At Cambridge he took part in track-and-field, throwing hammer, and played on the rugby team. After graduating and parallel to his professional life, he built a family and took up off-road racing and power-lifter. He was a published poet. Every death is a loss but holy crap, this guy was eight kinds of awesome. Gregory Salgado. Salgado, a Cuban immigrant who built up several realty companies, including Real Renters LTD, Heim Realty and Structura LLC, died at 52. He was also a firm believer in the reality of technology. In the 1990s, he wired an apartment building in New York with the world’s first residential T1 connection. Andrews photo from University of Tennessee | Dakota photo by Allison Harger Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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first_imgDUSHANBE, Tajikistan—Ceres-Negros traveled 27 hours to reach this dusty, mountainous Central Asian city.Set to face Tajik champions FC Istiklol in the inter-zone semifinals of the AFC Cup here on Tuesday, the Busmen would like nothing more than making this journey worth the trip.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Playing on enemy ground has been a struggle for the Busmen in the competition and with travel-weary legs, the odds will be stacked against them at Pamir Stadium.But midfielder Manny Ott, who was part of the national team that beat Tajikistan, 4-3, in Asian Cup qualifying last June, said it’s about time the Busmen shook off fatigue and finally play to their potential away from home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Busmen hold a strong home record, going unbeaten in five matches at home in the AFC Cup, including wins in the knockout stages against Johor Dairul Ta’zim of Malaysia and Home United of Singapore.And while the Busmen can bank on the crowd at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod to energize them in the second leg on Sept. 12, Ott said they’re determined to take care of business when they travel. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pugs go 3-0; Archer averts PH shutout MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “We need results away so we can be more comfortable at home,” said Ott. “We cannot rely on our results at home all the time.”The Tajik champions carry a big reputation in the competition, after reaching the finals in 2015, losing to JDT.The Busmen looked sharp as they underwent light training on Saturday.“The travel is too long, too much,” said midfielder Stephan Schrock. “Nevertheless, we’re here to make a milestone for Philippine football. There’s nothing else on our minds except this game [on Tuesday]. We can take a big step with a result here.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgMolde explain ‘lending’ Solskjaer to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains under contract with them.Molde insist they have ‘lent’ Solskjaer to Manchester United and have appointed Erling Moe as first-team coach in the Norwegian’s absence.In a statement on the Molde website, Solskjaer said: “In football you never know what can happen. We get proof of time after time. This is an opportunity I had to take. I am looking forward to leading Manchester United until the summer.”At the same time, I will follow closely what is happening here at home. We have built stone for stone and at the end of the season this year gives us hope for another good season.”Molde chief executive Øystein Neerland added: “That Manchester United asked Molde FK to lend the manager is by itself an event, and not least a statement of trust for both Ole Gunnar and Molde FK.”We are happy to lend Ole Gunnar, we wish both him and the club a success. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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