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first_imgComment on Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed by KateShared from missc on 2 Dec 2015 in Personnel Today Mark, you have repeated yourself multiple times through the comments thread. We understand that you have had bad experiences and view recruitment agencies negatively. Read full article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

HMS Bulwark to Return to South West England

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Bulwark to Return to South West England View post tag: Return View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic The amphibious warship HMS Bulwark is due to return to the South West of England today (Friday) after two-months with the largest Royal Naval deployment of the year in the Mediterranean.The Plymouth-based assault ship is due to berth at about midday tomorrow in HM Naval Base Devonport. The command and control ship led the UK’s Response Force Task Group on Exercise Cougar, consisting of the helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious and Plymouth-based HMS Montrose and HMS Northumberland, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay and the heavy-lift ferry, Hartland Point.HMS Bulwark commanding officer, Captain Andrew Burns, said:“It has been an immensely successful deployment. We have proved we have the professionalism and the tools to do the job that we are here to do. “We have come a long way in the two months since we sailed from Devonport, and we have honed the skills that make HMS Bulwark a capable and formidable amphibious platform and fleet flagship.“We now look forward to 2013 and the opportunities that we are presented with to develop and build upon our capabilities even further.” Sailing fully loaded with 550 Sailors, Royal Marines and Commander United Kingdom Task Group (COMUKTG) staff officers, 62 Land Rovers and armoured vehicles and eight amphibious landing craft, HMS Bulwark departed as a fully loaded amphibious assault platform ready to grasp every opportunity available on the exercise to train and prove its capabilities.Having trained off the SW coast where the force took the opportunity to exercise the key elements of amphibious operations, the RFTG sailed for the Mediterranean taking the opportunity to practise with Danish, French and Spanish Navies along the way.The culmination of all the rehearsing took place in Corsica, testing the combined joint expeditionary force concept developed under the 2012 UK and France Defence Cooperation Treaty.The British and French navies were successfully able to examine and test the maritime element by demonstrating its ability to project air power from the sea using the French Carrier Strike Group and the British Amphibious Task Group, with HMS Bulwark at the centre of amphibious operations.The 13-day exercise in Albania included 30 and 45 Commando Royal Marines, a full land and air assault on the Vlore Peninsula and simulated small boat attacks were conducted against the ships in the task group by the Albanian Navy, playing the role of smugglers and insurgents.Exercise Albanian Lion allowed HMS Bulwark to not only demonstrate its prowess in amphibious operations, command and control, and surface defence against maritime attack.The crew of HMS Bulwark also enjoyed port visits to Gibraltar, Toulon, Corfu and Malta for diplomacy duties and rest, memorial services and sport events.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 30, 2012; Image: Royal Navy HMS Bulwark to Return to South West England Training & Education View post tag: England November 30, 2012 View post tag: South View post tag: Bulwark View post tag: West Share this article View post tag: HMSlast_img read more

SUPERSTARS (Midtown Community School)

first_imgSUPERSTARS — Mrs. Scarneo’s 4th Grade “superstars” at Midtown Community School are ready for a fantastic year! ×last_img

OCHS Grads Receive $1.5 Million in Awards, Scholarships

first_imgOcean City Board of Education presents a school budget that meets the needs of the students with a slight savings for the 2020-21 school year, officials say. Ocean City High School celebrated the Class of 2019 recipients of scholarships and awards on Thursday, June 6. The awards were granted through local, regional, state and even some national scholarships.“I wanted to extend a special thank you to all of the organizations and individual benefactors who generously gave scholarships or awards to our 2019 graduates totaling nearly $1.5 million, the highest ever in OCHS history,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor. “We sincerely appreciate the overwhelming community support of our students. You are making dreams come true.”last_img read more

Potential buyers for Twinkies maker

first_imgHostess Brands, producer of the Twinkies snack cakes, has received preliminary bids of its assets this week.Media reports have revealed that the US bakery manufacturer, which went into liquidation last month, has around 110 potential bidders interested in the business.Regarding the sale of the business, Joshua Scherer of Perella Weinberg Partners, an advisor to Hostess, said in court: “Not only are these buyers serious, but they are expecting to spend substantial sums.”Mexican-based Grupo Bimbo, which, back in July, reported a 43.3% rise in sales year-on-year for its second-quarter financial results, has been marked by analysts as one potential bidder for the business.Hostess Brands decided to close its doors for business after the company lacked financial resources to cope with nationwide strike action over pay cuts initiated by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM), which represents 5,000 of Hostess Brands’ employees.The Hostess Brands business, which also owns the Ho Hos cream-filled cakes brand and the Wonder Bread business, has been valued as high a $1bn (£621.49m).last_img read more

Achieving the Possible with Alice

first_imgDid you know that only two percent of women entrepreneurs in the U.S. make over $1M in their companies? There is a super hero that Dell is helping launch this week named “Alice,” that is going to change that stat to 98 percent!Today at Dell EMC World the Circular Board, a data-driven, scalable ecosystem connecting women entrepreneurs to sources of capital, mentorship, events and resources, Dell and Pivotal announced “Alice,” the world’s first artificial intelligence platform for women entrepreneurs.Through data analytics, Alice can access resources for founders in real time, specific to their industry, stage of growth and location. As Alice populates, machine learning will allow her to predict the needs of founders to guide them to referrals, events, mentors, access to capital and ecosystems.Dell’s commitment to the business value and social importance to women founders is why I am most proud to be the entrepreneur-in-residence at this great company. Through countless discussions with women entrepreneurs, we’ve learned that issues around access to capital, technology, networks and talent often stand in the way of their success. These four ‘pillars’ of innovation, as we call them, are where we see the most potential to change the course of their careers:Technology: At Dell, we believe in empowering people around the world to do what they dream, to achieve every goal imaginable, and use technology to make that happen. Women face so many hurdles when starting their own companies – but technology shouldn’t be one of them.Capital: Tracking down funding can be a major challenge for women entrepreneurs, whether it’s venture capital or angel funding in developed countries or having the connections to financial institutions and loans in the emerging economies.Networks: For many professional women, getting their foot in the door is sometimes the hardest step. Women entrepreneurs and business owners are increasingly turning to each other for help. One way we help facilitate these connections is through Dell Women’s Entrepreneurs Network ( DWEN).Talent: Finding the right talent to make your business successful can be a serious challenge. But by partnering with expert organizations, women entrepreneurs are better able to make logical decisions that their ventures to scale.In the fairytale classic, Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, “Where should I go?” and he responded with, “That depends on where you want to end up.” Our goal is that Alice will provide women entrepreneurs with the resources and guidance to chart their own paths, and to not only believe in the impossible – but achieve it. Together we can change that stat today. Please tweet to #HelloAlice to tell everyone entrepreneur your best piece of advice so we can all achieve the impossible.last_img read more

Muy Caliente! Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele Show Off Their Sexy Bikini Bods and BFF Swagger in Mexico

first_imgLea Michele showed the world she’s ready for a brand new year after a revitalizing vacation in Mexico. The Glee star is working on moving forward from the grief of 2013, which saw the tragic death of boyfriend Cory Monteith, by unwinding with her best friend, Jonathan Groff. During the break, Michele Instagrammed images of her and Groff hanging out, showing off their beach-ready physiques, swimming and enjoying the sun. (Meanwhile, we here in NYC just got pounded with snow, freezing rain and record-low temperatures. Not that we’re bitter.) Michele tweeted, “Such a lovely holiday break with friends and family. Revived and refreshed 🙂 Ready for this new year,” and captioned one of her photos, “What an amazing week in Mexico… New day. New year. #Bringit2014.” The new year will be super-busy for both Michele, who will finish up the fifth season of Glee and drop her debut pop album Louder on February 28, and Groff, who’s new HBO series Looking debuts on January 16. Cheers to a new year, Lea and Jonathan!  Lea Michele Jonathan Groff View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Water waiver

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgians living in the counties hardest hit by the drought got a bit of good news this month from Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director Carol Couch. They can hand-water parched landscapes and fill swimming pools, as long as their local water provider doesn’t mind.“This is great news for children and plants that will soon be looking for relief from the summer heat,” said Todd Hurt, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist. The easing of water restrictions will be most beneficial to residents in Georgia’s northern 61 counties, those classified as drought level 4. “Many of these homeowners have lived under a complete outdoor water use ban since September,” Hurt said. “Middle and south Georgia residents are under drought level 2 restrictions which allow to water according to the odd-even system three days a week.”According to Hurt, swimming pools can now be filled at the owner’s convenience with no day or hour restrictions. The landscape watering exemptions are a little more confusing, he said.Hand-watering of landscape plants or turf is allowed for 25 minutes a day between midnight and 10 a.m. “Hand-watering is defined as one person using one garden hose that’s equipped with a spray nozzle that shuts off automatically upon release,” Hurt said.Odd numbered addresses can water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday while even numbered addresses can water on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. “The hand-watering exemption began with the signing of the new executive order,” he said.The new exemptions are more plentiful for residents willing to do some homework, literally. Beginning March 15, property owners can water any new plant or turf installations if they complete an outdoor water use registration program. “The registration program consists of a PowerPoint presentation of about 50 slides followed by a series of questions,” said Hurt, who worked with a team from Georgia EPD, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Urban Agricultural Council to design the training materials. “We designed the training module, but we by no means developed the regulations.” The educational module includes information on best water management practices. These include how to water efficiently, put the right plants in the right places, apply mulch, add organic matter to the soil and use collected rain water and air conditioning condensation. After scoring 70 or above on the water use quiz, participants print out a certificate which must be posted in a conspicuous location.“Once certified, the property owner or someone under their supervision may irrigate new landscape plantings between midnight and 10 a.m. on the odd/even house number system and during the initial installation,” Hurt said. “The main difference here is they are allowed to use their irrigation system and state officials want reassurance they will take some responsibility in conserving water. After all, we are still in a drought.”The registration program will be available on-line by March 15 at www.urbanagcouncil.com. UGA Cooperative Extension offices in north Georgia hope to assist with the registration process.“This has been a rushed process to get the exemptions in place before landscapes emerge from their winter sleep,” Hurt said. “Please be patient with extension agents as we learn how to help you with your watering needs.”From now until the new regulations take effect March 15, the existing commercial exemptions apply. To view the new state rules online, go to http://www.gaepd.org/Files_PDF/rules/rules_exist/391-3-30.pdf.last_img read more

Navy Divers Exchange Expertise In Jamaica

first_imgBy Dialogo July 26, 2011 Navy divers assigned to Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 Company 23 came together with divers from Jamaica, Bahamas, Canada and Guatemala during an opening ceremony for a joint subject matter exchange in Port Royal, Jamaica. The divers traded knowledge and tactics on dive medicine, diving operations, chamber operations and lift-bag procedures. The subject matter exchange is intended to ensure that all the divers have the same basic understanding of the procedures, to increase interoperability amongst the different nations. “Interoperability is essential to our maritime operations,” said Lt. Delando Coriah, training officer for the Jamaican Defense Force coast guard. “Each of us brings something different to the team, all of which will enhance our awareness of our maritime domain.” This is MDSU 2’s first time working with divers from Jamaica. The members of the unit said they look forward to exchanging their tactics and knowledge of dive operations. “It is truly a great opportunity to work with divers from the Jamaica Defense Force,” said Chief Warrant Officer James Hordinski, officer in charge of MDSU 2 Company 23. “I look forward to building a lasting relationship, exchanging information, and increasing the interoperability amongst the nations participating in this subject matter expert exchange.”last_img read more

Lebanese Gets 12 Years in Jail for FARC Conspiracy

first_imgBy Dialogo October 15, 2012 A U.S. federal court sentenced a Lebanese man to 12 years in prison on October 11, for conspiring to provide Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels with military-grade weapons in exchange for over a ton of cocaine. Jamal Yousef, 54, pleaded guilty in May to one count of providing material support to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Latin America’s oldest insurgent group. “Jamal Yousef was ready, willing and able to provide an arsenal of weapons and explosives to people he believed to be part of a terrorist organization, dedicated, in part, to killing Americans,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. He was arrested in Honduras in August 2009, and later extradited to the Southern District of New York for trial.center_img Yousef claimed the items had been stolen from U.S. forces in Iraq. From July 2008 to July 2009, Yousef conspired with others to provide AR-15 and M-16 assault rifles, M-60 machine guns, C-4 explosives, rocket-propelled grenades and other military equipment to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents posing as FARC representatives, court documents showed. last_img read more