Gulf veteran’s company set to fight stress

first_img Comments are closed. A Gulf war fighter pilot who was captured and tortured bythe Iraqis is using his harrowing experiences to help HR teams manage employeestress.John Peters hit the headlines when he was paraded on IraqiTV after being captured when his Tornado jet was shot down over Iraq 10 yearsago.Peters, who spent seven weeks in captivity, has now formed amanagement development company called UPH with former England rugby player RoryUnderwood and leadership expert Martyn Helliwell, head of the Royal Navysurvival school.Peters said as well as stress management his firmspecialises in developing leadership, communication, team building andmotivation. He said, “I don’t have a background in business but peoplerecognise that I know what I am talking about when it comes to stressmanagement and making decisions quickly.” Previous Article Next Article Gulf veteran’s company set to fight stressOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Book mark of the month

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Bookmark of the month www.worldoftraining.comWorld of Training If you’re feeling the pressure of finding diverse training for a diverseworkforce, World of Training has the potential to ease the load by bringing togetherthousands of courses from hundreds of providers. The home page opens with asearch engine that lets you key in subject and location and, comfortingly forthose who’d rather make contact with a human being, it puts forward a phonenumber. The search returns a selection of courses and clicking on one of thesetakes you to in-depth information on that specific course, including who shouldattend, what they should learn, cost and location. If the course suits, you canbuy immediately from the site. If the search criteria isn’t met precisely,World of Training staff will search offline. Users register for free and thenget a personalised page reflecting areas of interest. The current phase ofWorld of Training concentrates mainly on face-to-face training, but it intendsto offer more e-learning material in the near future. Book mark of the monthOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Gobert, Rubio dominate as Jazz tops Pelicans, 132-111

first_img Tags: Basketball/NBA/Ricky Rubio/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz Associated Press October 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Gobert, Rubio dominate as Jazz tops Pelicans, 132-111 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ricky Rubio had 28 points and 12 assists, Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz became the first team this season to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 132-111 on Saturday night.New Orleans played without star forward Anthony Davis. He was ruled out shortly before the game because of his sprained right elbow — an injury through which he’d played in a victory a night earlier over Brooklyn.The Davis-Gobert matchup has been a competitive and compelling one in recent seasons. With Davis out, Gobert had his best game of the young season. He’d come in averaging 14.5 points and had not scored more than 19 points in a game this season. Rubio, who set up several Gobert dunks with alley-oop lobs, was averaging just 6 points coming in and hadn’t scored more than 13 in a game.It was perhaps fitting that a Frenchman and Spaniard would dominate in New Orleans — a city founded by the French and ruled by the Spanish during the early part of its 300-year history, and where Jazz music, as well as the NBA franchise named for it, were born.Rubio has been brilliant in the Big Easy before. He scored 30 in a triumphant trip to New Orleans last March.Donovan Mitchell scored 22 for Utah, which led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter and were still up 102-82 at the start of the fourth, when numerous fans began filing out en masse.With a lineup of reserves finishing out the game, the Pelicans rallied to the point of re-engaging those fans who’d stuck around, pulling to 110-102 on Wesley Johnson’s 3 with 6:34 left. But Utah responded with a 10-2 run during which Rubio hit six free throws.Nikola Mirotic scored 25 points, but 15 of that came in the first quarter, when he hit three 3s and helped the Pelicans take a 31-28 lead into the second period. Jrue Holiday scored 18 points.TIP-INSJazz: Shot 52.3 percent (46 for 88) and combined for 10 3s on 32 attempts. … Attempted 37 foul shot, hitting 30. … Dante Exum scored 11 points, and Derrick Favors had 10.Pelicans: Starting point guard Elfrid Payton left the game with a sprained right ankle early in the third quarter. … Reserve forward Darius Miller did not play after leaving Friday night’s game against Brooklyn with a thigh bruise. … Second-year pro Frank Jackson, a high-second-round in 2017 who sat out his rookie season with injuries, scored a career-high 14 points in 23 minutes. … Jahlil Okafor scored 11 points in 14 minutes. … New Orleans went 3-1 during its four-game home stand and now leaves for a nine-day, five-game road trip against Western Conference teams.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Dallas on Sunday night.Pelicans: Visit Denver on Monday night.last_img read more

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SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Utah Valley Saturday

first_img Tags: SUU Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball December 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Hosts Utah Valley Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (4-4) hosts Utah Valley (4-6) at the America First Event Center for a non-conference in-state duel.The Thunderbirds are coached by Todd Simon (40-67, .374) who is in his fourth season at SUU. He signed an extension through 2024 Wednesday.SUU averages 78.5 points per game, tying them for 64th nationally with South Alabama in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (12.6 points per game), redshirt senior Dwayne Morgan (11.8 points per game, a team-best 6 blocked shots), redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (11 points, 5.4 rebounds per game, a team-best 19 assists and 14 steals) and redshirt junior guard Jakolby Long (10.3 points per game) all score in double figures on average for the Thunderbirds.The Thunderbirds surrender 63 points per game, tying them for 68th nationally in scoring defense with West Virginia, Minnesota, Saint Louis, Oakland and Delaware.The Wolverines are coached by Mark Madsen (4-6, .400) who is in his first season as a Division I men’s basketball head coach.Utah Valley scores 70 points per game, tying them for 229th nationally in scoring offense with Kansas City, Chicago State, Drake and Central Arkansas.Senior guard TJ Washington (15.8 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) is the Wolverines’ leading scorer.Junior guard Isaiah White (14 points per game ; a team-best 10 rebounds per game), redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (12 points per game) and redshirt junior guard/forward Casdon Jardine (11.5 points per game) score in double figures on average for the Wolverines.Turkish national, redshirt junior guard, Cavit Ege Havsa posts a team-best 3.1 assists per game and is tied for the team lead in steals with Averette and sophomore guard Trey Woodbury.Defensively, the Wolverines symmetrically surrender 70 points per game. This ties them for 201st nationally in scoring defense with Brown and Wright State.The Wolverines have posted 60 blocked shots on the season, which ranks them third nationally. Furthermore, UVU blocks 6 shots per game. This ties the Wolverines for 14th nationally with Tennessee and Auburn.Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke has a team-best 32 blocked shots, ranking him fifth nationally. He ranks 10th nationally with 3.2 blocks per contest as well for the Wolverines.The Wolverine lead the all-time series against the Thunderbirds, 4-2. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

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Serving up bigger soup sales

first_imgThe New Covent Garden (London) range comprises a choice of nine 2kg soups, available from selected wholesalers and chilled food distributors. In addition to traditional favourites such as carrot & coriander and leek & potato, the company provides seasonal varieties including winter vegetable. New Covent Garden also supports bakeries with a range of point-of-sale material, such as posters and other branded communication materials. Now the company is planning to go one step further by making its first ever five-litre New Covent Garden branded soup kettle available to bakeries. The kettle is currently on trial in dozens of outlets with a national motorway service station chain and the initial results, according to New Covent Garden, are “very encouraging”, with significant sales increases reported.last_img read more

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CSM bakery profits take a hit

first_imgBakery products supplier CSM’s profits have been hit due to pressure to reduce selling prices, according to its first-quarter trading update.Netherlands-based CSM, which owns BakeMark UK, saw volumes in bakery supplies down 3.8% compared to Q1 of 2008, with “the more luxury pastry items particularly affected”.Sales in its Bakery Supplies Europe division stood at €249.2m compared to €264.6m for the comparable 2008 period. EBITDA before exceptionals was €6.3m compared to €12.8m in 2008.The statement released from the company noted that the pressure to reduce selling prices in bakery supplies led to a decrease in return on sales.The company saw overall sales growth of 2.9% for its bakery supplies and lactic acid businesses. Profit before deductions stood at €20.1m, impacted by a decline in volumes of 4.2%.Gerard Hoetmer, chief executive officer at CSM, said the firm is focused on generating cash, which has resulted in a number of cost-cutting initiatives, including the temporary suspension of a number of production lines.last_img read more

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Potawatomi Zoo ready to open on April 2

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter WhatsApp The Potawatomi Zoo is getting ready to open their doors for the season.Get the kids ready to see the animals at the zoo, as they open their doors on April 2. They’ll have regular hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day through the end of the season on October 31. They’ll have extended hours for the summer from June 1 to August 31 from 10 to 8.Admission will be $11 for adults, $9 for kids age 3 to 14 and seniors over 62. Potawatomi Zoological Society members are admitted free.Some of the facilities that had to stay closed last year are back this year, there will be some special nights to celebrate the zoo’s 100th anniversary, and there are new animals like sand cats and sloths to see. Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 23, 2021 0 271 Pinterest Google+ Potawatomi Zoo ready to open on April 2 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Previous articleFederal hunger relief coming to IndianaNext articleIU denying rumors that former Ohio State coach could be next Hoosier basketball coach Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Press release: Mucking in together in Tyneside

first_imgThis is just one of the ways the A19 Coast Road team is re-using or recycling excess material from site in line with Highways England’s Sustainable Development Strategy.Around 250 tonnes of the old road surface has been donated to Benton Quarry Park in Benton and 160 metres of steel fence from the central reservation has been donated to Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Around 80,000 cubic meters of soil, that’s enough to fill 32 Olympic sized swimming pools, is being reused to help form the embankments on a nearby scheme.By reusing this material it will benefit both schemes by reducing vehicle movements and costs. Transporting the soil will involve more than 10,000 lorry movements totalling over 60,000 miles.The A19 Coast Road scheme is digging deep to remove the earth to form an underpass, creating the first triple decker roundabout in the North East.As the soil is removed it will be transported to a site in Wardley where it will be stored to create the embankments for the A19 Testos scheme.Highways England’s project manager for the A19 Testos scheme Paul Ahdal said: This is just one of the many examples where Highways England is re-using materials which will not only reduce costs but also provide environmental benefits for both schemes. Both of the schemes will provide smoother journeys for drivers along the A19 as they will no longer needing to negotiate the roundabouts. Work on the A19 Coast Road involves digging out an underpass and the A19 Testos involves creating a flyover structure over the roundabout. The excess soil will be used to form the embankments for the Testos scheme which is due to start in 2019 in the same year Coast Road is due to be completed.last_img read more

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J.E.D.I. With Members of SCI, Disco Biscuits, Break Science, More To Play Late-Night During Jazz Fest

first_imgJ.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised) has announced a stacked lineup for its second-annual late-night show during Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The group will blend a myriad of musical elements from a diverse range of genres including jazz, afrobeat, dub, funk, dance and more to create a “live music abstraction” at One Eyed Jacks on Friday, May 3rd at 2:00 AM.J.E.D.I, led by Brazilian Girls co-founder, former David Byrne drummer, and Grammy nominee Aaron Johnston, has brought together a lineup featuring a dual bass attack of Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits) and Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), versatile turntablist DJ Logic, and keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Lights Live). Revered mandolinist/violinist Michael Kang and percussionist Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident will be on hand as special guests after finishing up night two of their three-night run at Mardi Gras World.For Johnston, J.E.D.I. has been a long-time dream that is finally coming into fruition. His diverse musical background and long list of friends and prior collaborators have led to many special nights in J.E.D.I.’s young career. Last year’s performance at Jazz Fest, for example, featured special guest appearances by guitarist Jefferey Lockhart, as well as the entire percussion section from the David Byrne touring band, alongside Jazz Fest staples Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds and Ryan Zoidis of Lettuce. The band also has a high-profile show coming up in Denver at the new event, The Big Melt, featuring members of The String Cheese Incident, Thievery Corporation, and more.When asked about J.E.D.I., Johnston explained, “It’s for us and the crowd. An opportunity for us to connect on stage with our friends—who we are fortunate enough to have some of the top musicians around today—and play the music we want to play and experiment with and hopefully really connect with the crowd.”Tickets to J.E.D.I at One Eyed Jacks are on sale NOW at this link. For full show information, as well as poster art by artist Chris Bertetta, see below.Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 (Technically early morning 5/4)Show: J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised) feat. Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live), and DJ Logic with special guests Michael Kang and Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street – New Orleans, LADoors: 1:30 AM / Show: 2:00amTICKETS: $30 Advance / $35 Day Of Showlast_img read more

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Matthews, Silverman are Scientists of the Year

first_imgThe Harvard Foundation will present the 2012 Scientist of the Year Award to Jessica O. Matthews ’10 and Julia Silverman ’10, co-founders of Uncharted Play Inc. and inventors of SOCCKET, at this year’s annual Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics on March 30. Matthews and Silverman will be honored for their outstanding scientific contributions in creating a soccer ball (also known as SOCCKET) that stores kinetic energy and can then be used to generate electricity to light homes in impoverished areas around the world.Matthews and Silverman founded Uncharted Play Inc. in May 2011 to harness fun in finding solutions to challenges facing our global society. They first conceptualized their trademark invention, the SOCCKET, in 2008 as juniors at Harvard College when they were enrolled in an engineering course. Since then, SOCCKET has garnered extensive awards and praise for its innovative means of creating social change, and Matthews and Silverman have truly demonstrated that play and social activism can go hand in hand.“We are delighted to welcome Ms. Jessica O. Matthews and Ms. Julia Silverman back to Harvard University as our 2012 Scientists of the Year,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “We honor their outstanding contributions to promoting universal educational opportunities through their company, Uncharted Play Inc., and believe that they will be a great inspiration to both our students here at Harvard and to the visiting students from the local public schools attending our annual science conference.”The Scientist of the Year Honorary Luncheon will be held at noon on March 30 in the Pforzheimer House Hastings Room, where Matthews and Silverman will be presented with the Harvard Foundation Medal for Science. The Harvard Foundation Albert Einstein Science Conference will continue on Saturday, when grade school and high school students from Boston and Cambridge public schools will visit for a day of fun science education, with experiments and lectures conducted by Harvard faculty and students. This “Partners in Science” segment will take place in the Science Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Annual Albert Einstein Science Conference is designed to encourage young women and minority students to pursue careers in the academic sciences, and supports the Harvard Foundation’s mission to further promote intercultural and interracial relations.last_img read more

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