2001 graduates demand much more of employers

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Employers will have to pay new graduates higher starting salaries than everbefore to attract the top performers. According to the annual UK Graduate Careers Survey, average expectedstarting salaries are up 6.5 per cent on 2000 levels, with students expectingto earn an average of £20,800 for their first job and the top 20 per cent ofgraduate job hunters anticipating initial packages of at least £25,000. Over half of the finalists surveyed also expect employers to give a goldenhello or lump sum of up to £3,000 when they start work. Survey director Martin Birchall said, “Graduates this summer are themost ambitious and demanding of their generation. Despite making fewer jobapplications most are confident of getting their first choice job and expectrecord salary packages when they begin work. “This has made the 2000-2001 recruitment round one of the toughest foryears.” One in six of the students surveyed said they want to work in consulting,marketing and the media, while only 2 per cent would choose actuarial work,logistics and property. London is the most popular location for 38 per cent of graduates and is thefirst choice for students at 24 out of the 30 universities surveyed. The least sought after locations are Northern Ireland, Wales, East Anglia,Ireland and the North East. Students are applying to fewer graduate employers, making an average of justfive or six applications each – less than half the average number ofapplications made by finalists five years ago. The survey was conducted by student and graduate market research companyHigh Fliers Research and was based on interviews with 14,115 students.By Katie Hawkins 2001 graduates demand much more of employersOn 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

F-35C Continues Trials aboard USS Nimitz

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: USS Nimitz November 10, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today F-35C Continues Trials aboard USS Nimitz F-35C Continues Trials aboard USS Nimitz View post tag: continues View post tag: News by topic Authoritiescenter_img Share this article The F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, continues initial sea trials aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) off the coast of Southern California.Through Nov. 6, the fourth day of at-sea testing, two test F-35C aircraft have completed 12 flights. During those 12 flights, the aircraft flew a combined 12.7 flight hours and accomplished 203 test points.The Navy’s newest fixed-wing fighter performed 55 catapult launches, 84 planned touch-and-go landings and 57 arrested landings. Through four days of at-sea testing, the test team successfully landed during every attempt, with zero bolters, or failures to catch an arresting cable on the flight deck.With the last of the four test pilots completing carrier qualifications Nov. 6, all aircrew members are now carrier-qualified and able to fly the aircraft in test events.During the first stage of developmental testing, the test team conducts a series of events designed to gradually expand the aircraft-operating envelope at sea. Events scheduled for Nov. 7 center on crosswind catapult launches and crosswind approaches to test the aircraft’s ability to perform in both nominal and off-nominal conditions.At-sea test delivers the opportunity to conduct operations in preparation for Navy F-35C initial operational capability scheduled for 2018.[mappress mapid=”14373″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: trials View post tag: F-35C View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Number of female professors rises

first_imgThe University of Oxford has not been following the trend of increasing numbers of female professors employed in British universities, which rose by 4% last year.The proportion of women holding the title of professor at Oxford stands at only 9.4% (correct as of 2010). Across the UK women still only make up 20% of those in senior positions.A particular disparity is apparent in the number of women employed as professors of science. Only 3.6% of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences professorships were held by women, and only 7.3% of those for Medical Science. The proportion of female professors in the departments of Social Sciences and Humanities, though higher, at approximately 13%, is still well below the national average.Women are better represented in other academic positions at Oxford, comprising, for example, over a quarter of the lecturers in the university.Dr Mark Griffith, Senior Tutor at New College, rejected the notion of sexist bias at Oxford, highlighting the increasing commitment of the university to gender equality in the last forty years. He told Cherwell, “In my time Oxford has changed a very great deal. When I was an undergraduate at Wadham in the late 1970s only five Colleges were mixed and the preponderance of them entirely male.”He added,  “It’s taking time for women to percolate upwards to become professors, who tend to be appointed later in their careers. I think now that a majority of the academics in some arts faculties are women. I don’t detect any bias here – and it would be oddly selective if there were”.When questioned, students were equally sceptical about Oxford’s dearth of female academics. Classics student Josephine Rabinowitz commented, “As has recently been made common knowledge by that great purveyor of modern feminism, ‘Who run the world? Girls’. Beyoncé was on to something. I for one have seen no evidence to the contrary at Oxford.’Dom Foord, a first-year at New College, said he was similarly unaware of any discrimination, estimating the number of female academics in his department to be about a third. He commented, “As a mathematician, it’s difficult to tell if there are more women or men. I spend far too much time looking at my shoes to notice”.last_img read more

Waste savings

first_imgLike many businesses, those in the baking trade often feel that they have little spare time on their hands to dedicate to environmental issues. However, this is an area where a little investment can pay dividends in terms of improved resource efficiency and cost savings.By putting in place simple measures to improve environmental performance – such as using raw materials, water and energy more effectively – bakers large and small can usually make valuable savings in a matter of months.The UK bread and morning goods market is worth over £3 billion and is one of the largest sectors in the food industry. With total volume of 4.4 billion units, the equivalent of nearly 12 million loaves and packs every single day, according to the Federation of Bakers, reducing costs and overheads can be crucial to staying ahead in this highly competitive marketplace. So, what practical steps can bakers take to run a more efficient and streamlined operation?Firstly, it is of vital importance to understand the types and quantities of waste being generated and the associated costs. This will help you identify the largest areas of waste production and greatest opportunities to improve performance. This can be done by simply walking around your business and conducting a waste audit, looking at what is being done, how it is being done and recording information about the types of waste generated.It is also useful to check utility invoices and the volume of waste produced and, where possible, compare against the industry average for similar-sized establishments. Once these initial steps have been implemented, businesses should consider using a formal structure, such as the waste hierarchy, which provides a framework within which the most desirable waste management options are set out.== Green guidelines ==Bakery businesses looking to take steps towards good environmental management should consider the following guidelines, which are ranked in order of environmental impact and cost savings:l Eliminate – avoid generating potential waste. Work with suppliers to find ways of reducing the amount of packaging used, or look at the possibility of employing reusable packaging such as plastic crates.l Reduce – think about the packaging you use. Is it the correct size/shape for the product or is volume being wasted?l Reuse – there may be opportunities to reuse items normally thrown away after their initial use, such as empty boxes.l Recycle – once the amount of packaging has been reduced and reused as much as possible, consider recycling waste materials, which can save money through paying less for rubbish collections. Local authorities or waste contractors can offer advice about facilities in your area.l Dispose – it may be possible to reduce the cost of disposal, for example, by squashing boxes as flat as possible.== Employee involvement ==Like all successful business practices, the key to putting in place an effective resource efficiency programme such as this is good teamwork. Only by ensuring that employees are involved can waste minimisation be integrated into the organisational culture.A good starting point is to appoint a champion to co-ordinate and facilitate the resource efficiency programme. Staff should also be told the value of the materials they are handling and the cost of frequently taken-for-granted resources such as water and energy. Talking about potential savings in pounds is more meaningful than quoting percentages and helps bring home the impact of waste on profits.Once an initial action plan has been agreed, consider ongoing activities to keep staff motivated, such as regular team updates and inclusion of waste management issues in training programmes.Incentive schemes – whether a financial payment, small prize or personal recognition – can also be extremely effective in maintaining momentum. Bakery businesses could reward individuals for meeting waste reduction targets or coming up with good suggestions to improve resource efficiency.—-=== Baking Industry Summit: cutting waste ===Top industry figures will discuss hot environmental topics, including reducing waste, at British Baker’s Baking Industry Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility. Key speakers at the London event on 27 November include Harriet Lamb, director of the Fairtrade Foundation, and Asda’s bakery director Huw Edwards. See [http://www.bakerysummit.co.uk] for further details. To book, contact Helen Law at [email protected] or phone 01293 846587.—-=== Simplicity is the key ===When it comes to improving resource efficiency and minimising waste, many practical measures can be put into place with just a little investment. Simple ideas include:l Turn off the lights – even for short periods of timel Replace inefficient lighting with energy-efficient lamps or fluorescent tubes. These not only cut electricity consumption by more than 50%, but can also be cheaper to buy and last 10 times longer than conventional productsl Fit timers to temperature controls and electrical equipment to reduce energy use during unnecessary periodsl Reduce the temperature setting on heating. One degree less will save up to 8% on an individual store’s energy billl Set up separate bins for different types of waste to make recycling easierl Check water meters regularly to help identify whether there are leaks. If the meter is running when the shop is closed, there is probably a leakl Fit water displacement devices, such as hippo bags, in toilet cisterns. These reduce the amount of water used by up to three litres per flush. Envirowise has recently launched a new free initiative aimed at helping businesses understand and cut down on the amount of water they use – with the potential to save around 30% of the cost of rising water bills. The Rippleffect is a six-month initiative suitable for businesses of any size. See [http://www.envirowise.gov.uk/rippleffect] for details – registration closes on 10 September 2008l Choose minimally-packaged products or ask your suppliers to supply products in less packaging. Ask your suppliers to take excess packaging away with them when they deliverl Gain the support of staff so they can help to reduce waste.For further information about how to improve resource efficiency, call the Envirowise Advice Line on 0800 585 794 or visit [http://www.envirowise.gov.uk]. The website also has a range of useful, free good practice guides, which can help businesses cut down on waste, improve resource efficiency and reduce water consumption.last_img read more

MCS brings out new tunnel oven

first_imgItalian oven specialist MCS has launched an impingement tunnel oven, which will be available in the UK through Benier UK.Impingement oven technology is used for baking pastry and confectionery products, as it has a high flow rate of hot air from both above and below the product. The air flow is directed onto the products, which pass through the oven on a conveyor belt, meaning the oven can achieve a much higher heat transfer than a conventional oven, according to the firm.The oven will initially be launched in chamber widths of up to 1.8 metres and lengths of more than 38 metres long.The firm said the concept is modular, both in terms of mechanical construction and independently controlled baking zones. It offers the options of fully automated damper controls (exhaust and heat balance) as well as steam injection, available on all baking zones.MCS is part of the Kaak Group.last_img read more

BBB reporting a new spin on the tech support scam

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Pinterest By Tommie Lee – April 10, 2020 0 307 Google+ Twitter BBB reporting a new spin on the tech support scam Twitter WhatsApp (“Macbook” by pittaya, CC 2.0) Right now, with so many people working remotely, it’s more important than ever to keep your computer healthy.Marjorie Stephens with the Better Business Bureau has information on a new twist on the traditional tech scam. Hear her break it down by clicking here. Facebook Previous articleISDH: 6,900+ confirmed COVID-19 cases in IndianaNext articleMichigan releases estimate on erosion road damage around the state Tommie Lee Pinterest Facebook Google+last_img read more

Press release: Minister for Europe statement on election of new Armenian Prime Minister

first_img Follow Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan on Twitter @AlanDuncanMP and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan said: Media enquiries I am pleased that a solution to the political situation in Armenia has been found, via negotiation and through the Parliament, and congratulate Nikol Pashinyan on his election as Armenia’s new Prime Minister. It is to the credit of all involved that events over the last three weeks have unfolded peacefully and largely without incident. It is important that the restraint and statesmanship shown by all parties continues and that the political process moves forward, based on solid constitutional and legal foundations. In my two visits to Armenia in the last 12 months, I have seen first-hand the country’s rich history, and its huge potential. I was particularly impressed by the many young people I met, who are determined to build a bright future for Armenia. The UK, as a longstanding friend of Armenia, stands ready to support its efforts to strengthen its democracy, deliver good governance, and improve economic opportunities for all. Further information Email [email protected] For journalists Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebooklast_img read more

Junior to travel with New York Times journalist

first_imgThree thousand miles away in Europe, as Nicole Sganga waited to board a plane to Turkey, she found out she had been chosen by the New York Times to travel to a developing country with Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof.Sganga, a Notre Dame junior majoring in film, television and theater and political science with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy, received the opportunity through the annual “Win a Trip With Nick” contest sponsored by the New York Times.Sganga will travel with Kristof this summer to a developing country to raise awareness about global poverty, according to a Notre Dame press release. She will also contribute to a blog and create videos for the New York Times website.Sganga, who is currently studying abroad in Notre Dame’s London program, said she is trying to keep an open mind about the trip and looks forward to using her multimedia skills outside of the classroom.“In terms of expectations for the actual trip itself, I am certain that I will learn more than I have in all of my journalism classes combined,” she said. “It’s going to be something completely different.”The location of the trip has not been officially announced, but will most likely be to either Myanmar or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sganga said. She wants to report on the stories of places and people in those countries that are often neglected in the news, particularly women and children, she said.“Oftentimes it’s the women and the children whose stories go unheard, so it should be interesting to get to talk to some of them,” she said. “I think being a woman myself puts me in a unique position … where I am able to have those more candid conversations with other females.”The video journalism aspect of the program is what interests Sganga the most, she said, and she hopes to incorporate multimedia in a new way. However, she is also anticipating the obstacles that can confront video journalists in the field.“I always have a camera in my hand. It’s going to be a challenge to use the camera the right way in sensitive areas of the world,” she said. “I don’t want to create an uncomfortable situation for anyone else we’re covering.”As a longtime reader of Kristof’s column, Sganga said she was thrilled when she found out she would be able to travel and produce journalistic content with him.“He’s an incredible journalist in his own right,” she said. “The work he’s done is so inspiring. He’s very pro-woman, so I think that’s something that has attracted me to him as a journalist.”Bob Schmuhl, the director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, said Sganga’s distinction is a big deal for the program.“She was successful on her own, but certainly her selection will help to recognize journalism education at Notre Dame,” he said.Tags: New York Times, Prizelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: NPH to Judge America’s Got Talent & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NPH to Judge TalentNeil Patrick Harris will serve as one of the guest judges on the latest season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The Tony winner and infamous multihyphenate is set to help determine which 36 acts will move on to the live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall. The four week-long “Judge Cuts” will premiere on July 14 and lead into the live performance shows beginning August 11. Harris’ own series for the Peacock Network, Best Time Ever, is scheduled to bow this fall.Jessie Mueller & James Monroe Iglehart Team Up2014 Tony winners Jessie Mueller (Beautiful) and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) will co-host the Tony’s Creative Arts Awards. The trophies for the 14 categories will be awarded during the first hour of the Tony ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on June 7.Sam Shepard Arrested for Drunk DrivingActor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested for aggravated drinking while intoxicated outside a restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., on May 25. According to the AP, the restaurant called police worried about a patron who appeared to be too impaired to get behind the wheel; Shepard was previously arrested for drunken driving in January 2009. He will next be represented on Broadway by his 1982 play Fool for Love, which will make its Great White Way debut, starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell, this fall.Joanna Gleason & Richard Schiff Board The AffairTony winner Joanna Gleason and Broadway alum Richard Schiff have been tapped for the second season of Showtime’s The Affair, reports Variety and Deadline. The pair, both of whom are The West Wing vets, will play recurring roles in the show, which is headlined by 2015 Tony nominee Ruth Wilson and stage and screen star Dominic West.Jimmy Smits Set for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix MusicalEmmy winner Jimmy Smits, who was last seen on Broadway in 2009’s God of Carnage, will lead Baz Luhrmann and Netflix’s previously reported new musical series The Get Down. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smits will take on the role of Papa Fuerte AKA Francisco Cruz, a South Bronx political boss who provides services to his constituents that the city has failed to. The 13-episode show is set in 1970s New York and will premiere next year. We can’t wait—it sounds like Empire crossed with West Side Story and Saturday Night Fever!Watch Ben Platt Preview Dear Evan HansenBen Platt begins performances in the world premiere of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Dear Evan Hansen in Washington, D.C. on July 10, and he recently gave an audience a sneak peek of the musical before a special screening of his latest film, Pitch Perfect 2. Check it out below! View Comments Star Filescenter_img Ben Plattlast_img read more

Rocky Point Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old man was fatally struck by an SUV while he was crossing a road in his hometown of Rocky Point on Wednesday evening.Suffolk County police said Chamale Cubule was walking across Route 25A when he was struck by an eastbound Hyundai Santa Fe just east of Rocky Point Road at 11:35 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead. The driver was not charged.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img