Jobs minister moves DfES in Cabinet reshuffel

first_imgEmployment minister Alan Johnson has moved to the Department of Educationand Skills (DfES) as part of last week’s cabinet reshuffle. Johnson has left the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) after beingappointed the new minister of state for lifelong learning, further and highereducation, replacing his predecessor Margaret Hodge. The former postman and unionist is said to have impressed Prime MinisterTony Blair with his work at the DTI, which in-cluded a raft of new employmentlegislation and consultation. Before joining front-line politics, Johnson worked as the general secretaryof the Union of Communication Workers (1993-1995), and as joint generalsecretary of the Communication Workers Union (1995-97). He also sat on the TUCgeneral council. Johnson’s move to the DfES is also appropriate given the Government’sfurther education policy of continuous learning, because Johnson himself neverattended university. Johnson’s role has been divided between two ministers: Jacqui Smith, whowill be responsible for industry and the regions, and Gerry Sutcliffe, who willdeal with employment relations and legislation. In another development, Des Brown has replaced Nick Brown as minister forwork, while Malcolm Wicks takes over the vacant pensions role at the Departmentof Work and Pensions (DWP). By Ross WighamEmployment-related appointmentsDfESAlan Johnson, minister of state for lifelong learning, furtherand higher educationDWPDesmond Browne, minister for workMalcolm Wicks, minister for pensionsChris Pond, parliamentary under-secretaryDTIJacqui Smith, deputy minister for womenGerry Sutcliffe, minister for employment relations, competition and consumers Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Jobs minister moves DfES in Cabinet reshuffelOn 24 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Towards orbital dating of the EPICA Dome C ice core using deltaO2/N2

first_imgBased on a composite of several measurement series performed on ice samples stored at −25 °C or −50 °C, we present and discuss the first δO2/N2 record of trapped air from the EPICA Dome C (EDC) ice core covering the period between 300 and 800 ka (thousands of years before present). The samples stored at −25 °C show clear gas loss affecting the precision and mean level of the δO2/N2 record. Two different gas loss corrections are proposed to account for this effect, without altering the spectral properties of the original datasets. Although processes at play remain to be fully understood, previous studies have proposed a link between surface insolation, ice grain properties at close-off, and δO2/N2 in air bubbles, from which orbitally tuned chronologies of the Vostok and Dome Fuji ice core records have been derived over the last four climatic cycles. Here, we show that limitations caused by data quality and resolution, data filtering, and uncertainties in the orbital tuning target limit the precision of this tuning method for EDC. Moreover, our extended record includes two periods of low eccentricity. During these intervals (around 400 ka and 750 ka), the matching between δO2/N2 and the different insolation curves is ambiguous because some local insolation maxima cannot be identified in the δO2/N2 record (and vice versa). Recognizing these limitations, we restrict the use of our δO2/N2 record to show that the EDC3 age scale is generally correct within its published uncertainty (6 kyr) over the 300–800 ka period.last_img read more

Simone Biles makes history as 1st woman to win 4 all-around world titles

first_imgNovember 1, 2018 /Sports News – National Simone Biles makes history as 1st woman to win 4 all-around world titles FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFrancois Nel(DOHA, Qatar) — Simone Biles made history as the first woman to win four all-around world titles when she took home her fourth world championship title today in Doha, Qatar.Biles, 21, beat out Mai Murakamai of Japan and fellow Team USA member Morgan Hurd to win the gold medal, despite falling two times during her all-around final.Biles skyrocketed to fame as a member of the “Final Five” women’s gymnastics team that took home gold medals during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.She may have taken two tumbles during the competition, but Biles was rewarded by judges for the level of difficulty she went for, according to reports.Despite her history-making win, the Texas native says she still believes she can do better.Biles wrote in an Instagram post that she had “so many emotions” and that it has been “less than a year since I got back into training so I try not to be too hard on myself.”She continued: “Although I still placed 1st and MADE HISTORY I’m not entirely pleased with my performance. I’m still trying to find my confidence. But I won’t give up ?? I’m proud of myself! —> now onto finals.”When not competing, Biles has become an increasingly vocal critic of USA Gymnastics leadership in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Rowe’s set to grow Asda concessions

first_imgCornish craft bakery chain Rowe’s has announced it is set to open a further two concessions in Asda stores in the south west.“On the back of the success of our Rowe’s branded concession within Asda, St Austell, we are set to open two new concessions at the Asda stores in Plymouth and Falmouth,” confirmed Paul Pearce, director of marketing.Rowe’s first concession opened in July this year, and was Asda’s first in-store savoury bakery concession. “We will be recruiting approximately 20 new staff members in total and we anticipate opening in the Plymouth and Falmouth Asda stores in the early part of 2010,” added Pearce. “Rowe’s is delighted to be continuing to expand our partnership with Asda and we’re looking forward to working together at both new locations.”Rowe’s has supplied breads, cakes and pastries to Asda in the West Country for the past 15 years. It also supplies frozen unbaked savouries nationally for the retailer’s in-store bakeries and cafés.last_img read more

National Academy of Sciences

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Regents’ Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive — election to the National Academy of Sciences.Strand, who holds an appointment in the entomology department of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and an affiliated appointment in the genetics department of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is UGA’s eighth member of the national academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine.“The University of Georgia commends Dr. Strand on this most prestigious recognition,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “Dr. Strand’s influential research is representative of the high caliber of faculty at UGA and the strength of our growing research enterprise. It is an honor to have him represent this university in an organization of such tremendous national importance.”Strand’s primary research interests are in the study of the interactions among insects, parasites and microorganisms. Applications of his work focus on insects that are important to agriculture and that transmit human diseases such as malaria and Zika virus. His work has garnered nearly $28 million in external funding from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Science Foundation. He has published more than 220 research papers, and his findings have been cited at a level that places him in the top 1 percent of entomologists and among the top 5 percent in the fields of biology and biochemistry.“Dr. Strand’s work underscores the profound impacts that basic science can have on agriculture and human health,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. “He exemplifies the kind of world-changing research and instruction that make the University of Georgia one of the nation’s leading public universities.” Strand’s expertise is sought around the globe. He has delivered invited seminars and symposia in nearly every department of entomology in the United States and at universities and conferences in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. In Athens, Georgia, he has taught undergraduate survey courses in entomology and has mentored more than 50 doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to careers in government, industry and academia.Strand has earned several honors over the course of his career, including being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Entomological Society of America. In 2013, he was named Regents’ Professor, an honor bestowed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to distinguished faculty whose scholarship or creative activity is recognized both nationally and internationally as innovative and pace setting. He joined the UGA faculty in 2001 and is a member of the university’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases. He earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University and was a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.last_img read more

Suspect arrested for stealing money from ‘elderly citizen’ in Chemung County

first_imgThe sheriff’s office says Haner stole several checks totaling $1040 from an elderly citizen. They say Haner was employed to be the elder’s healthcare aid. Haner has been charged with forgery in the 2nd degree, a class D felony, authorities note. (WBNG) — The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 42-year-old Ginnie L. Haner of the village of Wellsburg Tuesday afternoon.center_img The sheriff’s office says Haner was arraigned in court and was later released due to the new bail reform law.last_img

Local snaps up Mount Ommaney masterpiece

first_imgImpressive views.A THREE-STOREY home with one of the best viewsin Mount Ommaney was the biggest sale across the southwest for the week.The home at 10 Tiara Close was sold for $1.35 million, according to agent Alex Jordan from McGrath Estate Agents.It was on the market for a little over two weeks before it was snapped up by a local resident.The sale was the first time the home had been on the open market, as the previous owner had it built around 18 years ago.Mr Jordan said it was one of the nicer premium homes in the suburb.“It is immaculate inside and out,” Mr Jordan said.Perfect for summer.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The home was built on one of the highest points on Mount Ommaney in a quiet cul-de-sac that is just behind the Brisbane River.The modern home is at one of the higher points in the neighbourhood.“This is one of the better streets of Mount Ommaney, but you can still get cheaper homes there,” Mr Jordan said.Modern interiors with exceptional views.The home was designed by prominent architect Ian Webb and has five bedrooms across its three stories and an expansive outdoor entertainment area with a pool and a covered patio.The current median house sale price in the suburb is $879,000.last_img read more

India’s ONGC awards Ratna work to UAE’s NPCC

first_imgUAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by India’s ONGC for five well platforms and a pipeline for Ratna field offshore India. Founded in 1973, NPCC is part of Senaat Abu Dhabi. Senaat, representing the government of Abu Dhabi, owns 70% and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) owns 30% of NPCC.NPCC said last week that the contract award was worth $327 million and it was awarded as part of ONGC’s offshore oil and gas infrastructure development on the west coast of India.This contract includes survey, design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, load out, transportation, installation and commissioning of five well platforms (R12B-R10A-R9A-R7A-R13A) and associated pipelines and cables.Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of NPCC said: “I am proud of the NPCC’s relationship with ONGC and is a testament of the good relations and economic cooperation between UAE & India, under the able guidance of the leadership of two countries.”NPCC has over 1200 engineers based in its Engineering Centers in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and La Ciotat and owns a fleet of 22 offshore vessels equipped to support its offshore operations. The company also has fabrication yard in Abu Dhabi covering and area of 1.3 million square meters.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Local DNR Officer Praised For Life-Saving Response

first_imgA local conservation officer is credited with pulling a man out of the water at Brookville Reservoir on Sunday.A local conservation officer is being recognized for his quick actions that potentially saved the life of a boater on the Brookville Reservoir.On Sunday afternoon, Brookville resident Don Vander Muelen and his wife were sailing a small sailboat when he was unexpectedly tossed into the water by a gust of wind. Vander Muelen, who was not wearing a life-jacket, attempted to swim toward his boat but the wind was pushing the boat away from him.Indiana Conservation Officer Travis Wooley spotted Vander Muelen struggling to stay afloat and moved his patrol boat next to him. Vander Muelen was able to be pulled from the water by Wooley without injury.Vander Muelen has responded by writing a letter of appreciation which states, “Our Father’s Day outing could have ended tragically had it not been for Officer Wooley’s quick actions.”DNR Officials are reminding all people who enjoy water activities to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life-jacket at all times. Indiana has recorded 26 open water drownings in 2014 with 11 of those victims being less than 18 years old.last_img read more

​Arsenal manager Arteta shelves plans to sell Martinez

first_img Loading… Arsenal are likely to keep back up goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez for another season. The shot-stopper has gotten a chance to impress after the shoulder injury suffered by Bernd Leno. And he has not put a foot wrong, convincing manager Mikel Arteta of his value. The Mirror indicates he will likely be part of the squad for next season.Advertisement Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women Docenter_img Arteta has shelved previous plans to revamp his collection of goalkeepers, with Leno and Martinez likely to fight it out for the no.1 shirt next term. read also:Arteta: Lack of fans creating less pressure for Arsenal Martinez had only played six Premier League appearances before this season, with most of his games coming in the domestic and European cup competitions. But he has only conceded two goals in the past five games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more