Previous Article Next Article London’s top police officer has pledged to help reduce increasing violencetowards ambulance crews working in the capital. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens made his comments asLondon Ambulance Service launched its second No Excuse publicity campaign tohighlight the problem. Between January and March there were 130 reported cases of physical violencetowards LAS staff and almost 400 reports of verbal abuse. During 2001 therewere nearly 500 reports of physical violence – an increase of more than 100 onthe previous year. Stevens said: “Our officers work with ambulance crews every day andtherefore know what a vital job they do. It is unacceptable that they shouldface violence when trying to save lives, and we will do all we can to supportthe LAS in bringing the offenders before the courts.” Wendy Foers, LAS’s HR director, welcomed Stevens’ support, and saidambulance service managers are working closely with local police boroughs totry and combat the problem. The No Excuse drive launches with a poster campaign showing the bruised faceof a female ambulance technician, who was assaulted while responding to anemergency call. The LAS first raised the issue of violence against crews in December 2000and has since introduced a number of initiatives to address the problem. Comments are closed. Police chief backs push to cut ambulance assaultsOn 9 Jul 2002 in Police, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Comment on Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed by JamesShared from missc on 16 Oct 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. I just started working at a small recruitment agency in London. I had a bad experience with one of the larger ones, had my second interview with them but was totally put off by the sharky, pushy sales culture that I was beginning to accept ‘came with the territory’.Read full article Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
Timothy Karr Dear Editor:New Jerseyans are stranded in a news desert. That is, we lack essential news and information about ourselves and our communities. Why? The state is wedged between two populous cities, New York City to the north and Philadelphia to the south. As a result — and depending on which half of the state you live in — you’re receiving a daily ration of news by broadcast and print outlets based out of state, while getting very little reporting about the New Jersey community in which you live.Last year the Federal Communications Commission auctioned off the state’s two main public TV stations, WNJN and WNJT, a sale of locally-controlled spectrum that generated $332 million windfall for state coffers. This year thousands of people across the state are asking for a dividend in return for the sale of our stations. They’re taking action to support the Civic Info Bill (S2317/A3628), which would create a public fund to invest millions of dollars in innovative projects designed to revive local news coverage, community and municipal information, and civic engagement across New Jersey.The bill creates a fund to improve the quantity and quality of information in New Jersey communities, which would benefit longstanding and startup news outlets alike while also launching statewide media-literacy and civic-engagement programs. Importantly, it would also provide grants to support the information needs of the states low-income communities and communities of color, long neglected by traditional outlets.The Civic Info Bill is a lifeline for communities across New Jersey. And it needs the support of everyone. State Sen. Sandra Cunningham represents many of us in Hudson County, and she chairs the Higher Education Committee, which could be instrumental in sponsoring this legislation. We’ve got only a month left to tell Sen. Cunningham and other lawmakers in Trenton to support the legislation. A simple call from you could be the catalyst for local reporting and information services where you live. Make the call and help transform New Jersey news.
Jaime Gialloreto, 19, of Woolwich Township, was named Miss New Jersey 2018 in a lively, entertaining pageant at the Ocean City Music Pier Saturday night. Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel places the sash around the new title holder. By Maddy VitaleMiss South Shore Jaime Gialloreto, of Woolwich Township, was crowned Miss New Jersey 2018 Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier in a pageant of unbelievable talent.Gialloreto, cried tears of joy as she hugged fellow contestants who made it into the top five. Gialloreto, 19, Miss Coastal Shores Natalie Ragazzo, of Ocean City, Miss Seashore Line Kyra Seeley, 21, of Middlesex, who was first runner up, Miss Eastern Shore Madison Welsh, 19, of Westville and Miss Central Coast Amanda Rae Ross, 22, of Egg Harbor, held hands and waited for their names to be called.When it was down to Gialloreto and Seeley there was silence. The two just held hands and looked at each other awaiting the name of runner up. The top five contestants hold hands while they await word.After being crowned, Gialloreto embraced Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel, of Egg Harbor Township, who just moments before, took her final turn on stage as Miss New Jersey. She wiped tears and blew kisses to the audience.Schoeffel’s dance numbers throughout the night brought an energy to the room. During her time as Miss New Jersey she dedicated a lot of her time speaking in schools.She said she will miss the title, but that it has brought her so much.Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel performed several dance routines throughout the night.“I’m sad it is over, but I am starting a new chapter in my life,” she said, adding that she is going back to college. She also is going to be a backup dancer in Atlantic City for Legends in Concert beginning next month.The new reigning title holder, who aspires to be a lawyer like her father Ben Gialloreto, said she is looking forward to her time as Miss New Jersey. She also feels very strongly about the importance of ensuring that everyone gets a good education.But first it had to sink in that she is Miss New Jersey, she said.“I’m really excited for the toe-dip in the ocean,” Gialloreto said of the Miss New Jersey tradition. “I think I’ll have to get some white shorts. I never thought I was going to win.”Jaime Gialloretto, the new reigning Miss New Jersey 2018, glowed as she took her stroll down the stage.Then she said, “I think I’ll get to quit my waitressing job.”During questions of the five finalists, Gialloreto’s answer to a difficult question led to an eruption of applause.She was asked what she thought of the current administration and funding. Gialloreto, who has a younger brother Michael and older brother Ben, said she doesn’t believe there is enough funding going to the schools and it needs to change. Then she gave specifics about taxes in her hometown. “I feel very passionate about schools,” she said after the pageant.Miss New Jersey 2018 Jaime Gialloreto’s evening gown was a favorite amongst the audience.While waiting for her daughter to have her photos taken, Maria Gialloreto spoke of Jaime’s drive and energy.“She feels very strongly about things. She is always very helpful. We are proud,” Maria said. Then she said with a smile, “She may be putting in her resignation as a waitress.”During preliminaries earlier in the week, Gialloreto and Ragazzo tied for the Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit and Seeley won the preliminary talent competition.Throughout the night dance was the top performance. Gialloreto danced her way into he hearts of the judges as Seeley’s routine was an Irish dance that got the crowd clapping along. Karen Rogers, Channel 6 traffic and weather anchor, kept the pageant seamlessly, while joking with the audience, Schoeffel and contestants. In addition to the pageant, was a presentation by Ocean City Director of Community Services Michael Allegretto to Schoeffel for all of the work she has done as Miss New Jersey 2017. She was also given a key to Ocean City.Dance numbers and other routines kept the pageant running smoothly.Jaime Gialloreto’s dance number wowed the audience.Ocean City’s Natalie Ragazzo ‘s vocal performance was met by loud applause.
Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Media enquiries Passover is a time of coming together, when Jewish communities commemorate the liberation of the people of Israel from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is a time to celebrate freedom as a basic human right. Pesach Sameach to all Jewish families both in the UK and around the world. I wish them a happy and peaceful holiday. Further information For journalists Email [email protected]
The 90-day consultation period before large-scale redundancies can take place is to be cut to 45 days, the government revealed yesterday.The move would help both businesses and workers, claimed Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson.But the move has been criticised and the TUC said: “Making it easier to sack people is the last thing we need.”Swinson said a consultation process had produced strong support for the changes and added: “The process is usually completed well within the existing 90-day minimum period, which can cause unnecessary delays for restructuring, and make it difficult for those affected to get new jobs quickly.”Our reforms will strike an appropriate balance between making sure employees are engaged in decisions about their future and allowing employers greater certainty and flexibility to take necessary steps to restructure.”
Unique architecture for each business-critical application or standardize for efficiency?I spend a lot of time talking with IT leaders around the world, so I get a first-hand account of the struggles, tradeoffs, and effective approaches of their IT transformation and journey to cloud, especially in dealing with business-critical databases and applications, like Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint and SAP. Frankly it’s the part of my job that I value the most, and there’s always a concentration of these discussions at EMC World. I consistently hear stories of vast landscapes of business-critical production, development and test environments that consume nearly 2/3 of the total IT budget. Why? Each business-critical environment seems big enough for its own unique infrastructure; they’re too important to clump all together in one big homogenized infrastructure; and well, it’s always been done this way.But the results have been less than spectacular.Sure, there’s been progress across the industry. “Standardization” seems to be everyone’s theme. Oracle, Microsoft and SAP have all been offering strategies to standardize within their own field of vision. Take Oracle’s “engineered systems” for example. It applies standardization vertically and promises optimized levels of IT performance and IT productivity – at least for a part of IT. That doesn’t mean that standardization is a compromise — it just means that standardization needs to be broadly applied to be effective for all business-critical applications.A vertical approach for a specific database, custom-written application, or one vendor’s stack is not easily leveraged across a virtual cloud computing environment.We have to guard against the illusion of greater IT efficiency for one database or application that may actually create barriers to efficiency for IT as a whole and increase TCO.EMC faced this challenge as we standardized our own business-critical applications infrastructure that included Oracle, SAP and Exchange. Like many of our customers, our experience proved that virtual infrastructure can achieve the standardization gains across IT while being able to optimize specific application and database requirements.I provided specific examples of this at my keynote address during EMC World. Just a small amount of flash in virtualized Oracle databases in online transaction processing (OLTP) and Data Warehouse workloads delivers extreme levels of performance. How much? Nearly 3 million random I/Os per second for Oracle OLTP environments and over 28 GB/second read scan performance with over 20 TB/hour data loads for Oracle data warehouses. More importantly, this standardized approach of flash and virtualization makes a measurable impact on the long-term TCO. A recent post by Wikibon.orghighlights the impact of how a small amount of flash, combined with virtualization of Oracle production database servers, can dramatically impact hardware, software and maintenance TCO over a 3-year period.The best news is that this is a repeatable practice. To help our customers optimize their unique Oracle environments, EMC has created an open, online community for Oracle customers to engage directly with EMC’s global solutions experts. Here, Oracle DBAs and IT infrastructure teams can access dozens of tested and proven solutions, training materials and case studies from EMC/Oracle customers who have achieved impressive performance and efficiency results virtualizing their Oracle database environments.When it comes to performance and efficiency for business-critical apps, whether it be Oracle databases, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint or SAP, you don’t have to settle for a compromise.
NEW YORK (AP) — The moped-sharing company Revel says it is building a charging hub for electric vehicles in Brooklyn this spring. Revel officials say the charging facility will be the first in a network of car-charging hubs planned for New York City. The initial charging hub will be located at the site of the former Pfizer building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and will have 30 stations capable of delivering 100 miles of charge to vehicles in about 20 minutes. The charging stations will be available 24 hours a day to drivers of any type of electric vehicle.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack recently announced that USDA has selected three Vermont organizations to receive $2.0 million in loans to spur economic development. Recipients have been selected for Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) loans that capitalize long term community-based revolving loan funds. These funds, in combination with bank loans, and business equity are often the final component of a business’ financing needs. The program purpose is to create or retain jobs by starting or expanding businesses.Vermont Economic Development Authority’s (VEDA) two loan programs, Vermont Small Business Development Corporation and Vermont 504 Corporation, will have a total of $1.5 million to offer favorable financing to small businesses throughout Vermont. The combined funding is projected to create 40 jobs and save 45 throughout Vermont. Previous USDA Rural Development awards totaling $4.7 million and supporting VEDA’s lending programs have resulted in 182 small business loans, creating 827 new jobs and bolstering 1,588 existing jobs throughout Vermont.The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) will use their $500,000 loan to expand their small business loan program, helping to save 60 jobs and create two. Cumulatively, VCLF has received $5.2 million from the Intermediary Relending Program, assisting small businesses throughout the state with an aim at providing benefits to low-to-moderate income Vermonters through livable-wage and revitalized communities. They have assisted 173 businesses, bolstering 765 existing jobs and creating 724 new jobs.“Both VEDA and VCLF have a long history with USDA Rural Development, as award recipients and partners.” said Rhonda Shippee, Acting State Director for Rural Development. “I am pleased these organizations have been selected to receive funding that will continue their work to increase economic growth throughout Vermont.”USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on our programs is available by contacting us at (802)828-6002 or by visiting USDA Rural Development’s web site at www.rurdev.usda.gov.vt(link is external). Source: USDA. Montpelier, VT, September 23, 2009 –
E-mentoring is a way to connect with the future E-mentoring is a way to connect with the future Mark D. Killian Managing Editor participating in the new e-mentoring program, lawyers can be “the spark of change you want to see in the Bar” by assisting future lawyers while they are still in school, according to Katherine Silverglate of the Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism.“This is the one grassroots movement that can change the face of the Bar forever — one lawyer at a time,” Silverglate said.More than 1,000 law students and 700 lawyers are already involved in the e-mentoring project, which pairs students with experienced lawyers willing to share stories and give advice via e-mail, and the committee is encouraging more lawyers to get involved.The goal, Silverglate said, is to provide a safety net for young lawyers before they leave law school, before they pass the bar, and before they take on the responsibility of representing the interests of clients in Florida.Silverglate said today’s students need the advice of working lawyers who have on the job experience. While Florida law students get top-notch legal training from their academic programs, they need the benefit of experience to find out what else they need once they become lawyers, she said.Because it is often difficult to find the time to meet face-to-face, given the busy schedules of lawyers and students, Silverglate said e-mentoring has the advantage of transcending geographic boundaries and time constraints. Online you can meet anytime. “The easy thing is in an e-relationship you never have to do anything other than answer e-mails,” Silverglate said.Silverglate said the Center for Professionalism is also now designing an online CLE mentor training program so that all those involved in the program “are of like mind” and have the benefit of training on how to mentor someone through an e-mentor program.“Our goal is to have it be online so that anyone can go online and do the entire training session right there on their computer,” Silverglate said. “We believe that is what is going to take it to the next level because it gives mentors an additional reason to get involved. It is very hard to get professionalism and ethics credits, and not only would lawyers be getting professionalism and ethics credits, they would be furthering their relationships with the protegees.”The Center for Professionalism also has begun a mentoring outreach program to attract new mentors. The center will soon send postcards touting the program to the leaders of all the voluntary bars for distribution to their members in hopes it will increase the amount of mentors available.“We need the voluntary bar organizations to make it part of their process,” she said.Marion County Judge R. James McCune, Jr., said he became an e-mentor because each lawyer has a responsibility to the profession “to do what we can to strengthen and promote the values of the profession and share what distinguishes us as a profession.”Judge McCune said most lawyers are fully disconnected from law schools once they start practicing, and participating in this program draws you back.“It is fun to have that tie to people who are just coming in, who are so full of excitement and enthusiasm and hopes,” he said.“What I learned in the program is that while it’s important to focus on my studies, it is even more important to maintain family relationships and a good balance,” said Eilene O’Malley, one of Judge McCune’s protegees and a student at the University of Florida. “My mentor writes me by e-mail every other month, and I have met him once. He is very nice and quite realistic. He knows that being a lawyer can be draining, but he advises that I should have a private life that is separate from my professional one.”O’Malley said she signed up for the program not knowing how it might help, and she immediately received helpful advice. O’Malley also said it was not difficult to establish an on-line relationship.“It’s really whatever you want to make of it,” O’Malley said. “I just got really lucky to have someone who wants to help me.”“A lot of their questions, not all, but a lot of their questions are very practically oriented, such as how to get ready for the bar exam, what would be a good internship for me to have,” McCune said. “I respond directly, but also share my sense of the big picture.”McCune said the relationship he has with his protegees has grown over time and was not difficult to get going.“In some ways it is probably less intimidating and threatening for the mentee to kind of ease into it,” he said, adding the back and forth has become more casual as it progressed.Judge McCune said the program also makes him look at himself and reevaluate his own attitudes and how he treats others.“To some extent, it is kind of like looking in a mirror,” he said. “For someone who takes seriously their oath of attorney, that is something that we need to be doing regularly, doing a reality check on ourselves. It calls for some introspection, it calls for some reaching inside, and I think that is very helpful and something each of us should be doing.”To get word of the program out to students and possible mentors, Silverglate has traveled to most of the state’s law schools and a number of voluntary bar associations to present a one-hour dramatic monologue titled the “Many Fabulous Hats a Lawyer Wears.” Silverglate dons 36 hats and goes into different characters. Each hat represents roles lawyers play, such as counselor, firefighter, police officer, teacher, and magician to name a few — “All the things you have to balance as a lawyer.”Silverglate said as soon as a student’s name goes into the system, it goes into a waiting bay; and as soon as a mentor goes into a system, he or she is instantly matched and an e-mail goes to each saying, “Congratulations, a mentor has been chosen for you,” and the e-mail addresses are exchanged.The Center for Professionalism helps to facilitate the relationship by sending monthly discussion prompts to the mentors and protegees, such as articles that discuss something that happened in a case or something that is happening in the legislature that will affect the profession. The e-mentoring program is entirely voluntary, and mentors and protegees are under no obligation to continue the relationship. Mentors and protegees may request reassignments at any time.To become an e-mentor you must have been a Bar member for seven years or longer (although the committee will consider those with five to seven years experience), be in good standing with the Bar, and “really want to do it,” Silverglate said.To become an e-mentor, log on to www.flabar.org. Once there, click on “Professionalism,” which appears in the left-hand blue filed. Then click on the “I want to be a mentor” link. Once you have signed the requirements, you will then receive a confirmation e-mail and the name and e-mail address of your protegee. January 1, 2005 Managing Editor Regular News