Tags: Allie Vogeler/Azusa Pacific University/Butler/Clay Invitational/Gunnison Valley High School/Jordan Hammond/Kate Sorensen/NCAA Division II/Northwest Missouri State/Robison Invitational/Weber State Track This was Sorensen’s second fastest time as a collegiate competitor in the event. Sorensen and her Weber State teammates are next in action Friday and Saturday at the Robison Invitational at BYU. April 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Gunnison Valley Alum Kate Sorensen Wins Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles Crown At Clay Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAZUSA, Calif.-Last Friday, former Gunnison Valley High School track star Kate Sorensen, a sophomore hurdler at Weber State, won the women’s 400-meter hurdles title at the Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University. Written by Sorensen won the event in a time of 58.49 seconds, edging Allie Vogeler of Butler (58.87 seconds) and Jordan Hammond of NCAA Division II Northwest Missouri State (58.94 seconds). Brad James
Home » COVID-19 support » Agents around the UK sign up to join social media initiative #AgentsHereToHelp previous nextAgencies & PeopleAgents around the UK sign up to join social media initiative #AgentsHereToHelpKristjan Byfield says he’s gathering social media savvy estate agents together to help the public during the crisis and change public attitudes.Nigel Lewis1st April 20202 Comments1,927 Views Leading industry figure Kristjan Byfield has invited estate agents from around the UK to join him in a new initiative to launch a support campaign for the public around the social media hashtag #AgentsHereToHelp.This, he says, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for estate agents to improve how they are perceived.Byfield, who runs London estate agency Base Property Specialists, is in the process of establishing a Facebook page where agents can host live Q&A style events.During these, consumers can ask questions about the property market and agents can share their knowledge and experience.He has already persuaded 20 estate agencies to sign up to the project and commit to hosting one live event a month.These include agencies such as David Lee, Keller Williams, Roseberry Newhouse, Danelaw Real Estate, Maurice Kilbride, NestledIn, Normie & Co, Jackie Oliver & Co, McDowalls, Mr Green, Ferndown, Robinson Michael & Jackson, Logic Estates, GoView, Dreamview, Stones and franchisees of both Fine & Country and Belvoir, as well as his own company.“In these uncertain times, people are desperate for help and information – especially when it comes to their home,” he says.“Trapped indoors, trawling social media and the news- but rarely finding the answers they want or need.“I feel passionately, therefore, that there is currently a unique opportunity for agents to come together and engage with the public like never before on social media.“That is why I am calling for agents and suppliers to back our #AgentsHereToHelp initiative.”Register your details here: https://forms.gle/GLVPSXEKkDvvSUM1ARead more about Kristjan Byfield. Roseberry Newhouse Danelaw Real Estate NestledIn Normie & Co Jackie Oliver & Co McDowalls Mr Green Ferndown Logic Estates GoView Dreamview Stones maurice kilbride Kristjan Byfield Keller Williams Robinson Michael & Jackson David Lee April 1, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 2nd April 2020 at 8:15 amA really good initiative, as a real estate and proptech analyst and consultant I deal with hundreds of agents and tech companies, and giving good advice and sharing ideas is my main driver.It is good that some agents realise that they need a forum to ‘talk’ to their customer base, as I have always advised clients for years that they need an ever evolving inclusive social media voice – and a social media pair of ears to listen to the valuable data customers provide.Obviously, the current situation is making some agents realise that consumers are always on social media, and the odd Facebook post, is not going to cut it. There is a need to position your business as an industry leader.Many will know that I am an avid fan of LinkedIn, why? It is a forum that allows direct access to everyone in the proptech and real estate industry globally. By posting thoughtful, intelligent content, I showcase my skill set, which in turn advertises my company Proptech-PR, which in turn brings me business.Typically I get eight to ten thousand people reading my posts, that sounds a small number, but the quality of the readership is world class, literally hundreds of industry leaders. I am not saying they all like me or agree with me, but they know I exist. Also they comment and collaborations and business follows.Like anything, social media takes time, when I started it took maybe four months of a daily routine posting and contacting people before I saw any return, now 95% of my business comes directly from doing this. And it costs me less than £50 a month. So the return on investment is off the page.My advice, Q’s & A’s in a forum as Kristjan suggests is a start, but any good agency should have a fully integrated social media programme in place, and one of the newest and best is Brightbee.co – Niven Chinasamy & Nick Borjlind, a great solution.Log in to Replyben davis, PropertyHeads PropertyHeads 1st April 2020 at 2:38 pmGreat initiative! PropertyHeads would love to support this. We can put the videos directly on the feeds of our 700,000 users. Please get in touch if interested – we have completed your form.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Ability to operate at an executive level, with the capacity tocommunicate and execute vision, strategy, program andorganizational design, operational and technology management, dataanalytics and team management.Understanding of the community college student specialpopulation.Ability to collaborate and drive results effectively in acommunity college setting.Monitor budgets and external funding sources.Understanding of current national best practices in SpecialPrograms and community college student support and retention.Experience with enrollment processes (including admissions,advising, registration and financial aid).Computer proficient in a PC environment, skilled in the use ofMicrosoft Office Suite products, databases, and enterprise systems(ie. Banner, PeopleSoft, Jenzar, .Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills fora team oriented and collaborative organizational culture.Ability to supervise, motivate staff and encourage productivityand change in a diverse environmentDemonstrate ability to create and realign policies, proceduresand practices.Ability to maintain confidentiality.Required QualificationsMaster’s degree required from an accredited college oruniversity, doctorate preferred.Experience in program design, implementation and evaluationutilizing data analytics and national best practices.Skill in the principles and practices of supervision,management, work planning and project management.Demonstrated comfort and ability to establish partnerships andwork with external publics.Strong oral and written communication and presentationskills.Possess evidence of membership in and appreciation forstudent-centered professional organizations.Minimum of 7 years leadership and supervisory Description/Job SummaryThe Director of Special Programs/Associate Director Admissions isresponsible to the Office of the President for providing leadershipand direction in the planning, development, implementation,evaluation and ongoing improvement of special programs such as (butnot limited to) the Mayor’s Scholars, International Students,Veterans, Near Completers, Promise Academy, and Articulation andRetention, including partnerships, activities and events on campusand within the larger community. The individual is responsible fordata collection, reporting and assessment working in collaborationwith the Director of Institutional Research. The individual shouldbring a sense about collegiality and shared governance in a highereducation setting and demonstrate creativity and innovation.Responsibilities/DutiesEssential Functions: Oversee Program staffs and collaborate with faculty and studentsupport areas to provide services and strategic opportunities forstudent success.Collaborate to develop and implement a model for aninstitutional enrollment management plan.Utilize technology and data to strengthen the operations,effectiveness and efficiencies of Programs.Seek external funding sources and grants for Program supportand student scholarships.Provide strategies to work with marketing team to promoteinstitutional identity for Programs.Perform related duties as assigned. Provide vision, leadership and management of Special Programsincluding:Program design and implementation that is student-centered andreflects best practices for student support, retention andcompletion.Use data to drive program design and program implementation, toassess progress and make improvements.Create high standards for program implementation througheffective work, planning, and project management.Lead regular internal cross-functional workgroup meetings. Knowledge and Abilities: Communicate and advance program goals, and outcomes to thePresident, Board of Trustees, and other stakeholders effectively inoral and written presentations and reports by:Advocating for Programs throughout the College andcollaborating with Cabinet and their staffs for the resources, dataand processes required for high-standard implementation.Participating in professional, community and civic activitiesand organizations that enhance the image and mission of the Collegeand promote Program performance and goals.Serving as the internal/external voice, representative andleadership for Special Programs.
Oxford will not be offering the Philosophy, Physiology and Psychology course after next year. The University is introducing a degree course in Biomedical Sciences as a replacement.The medical sciences division, which will be providing the course states on its website, “The course is aimed at motivated students with grounding in science that have an interest in and aptitude for the processes underlying cell and systems biology and neuroscience. The material covered and the style of teaching will suit students who are eager to study how cells, organs and systems function in the human body.”Students applying to start at Oxford in October 2010 will be the last PPPists, and those currently studying PPP will not be affected by the change.
Check they have the right level of insurance. And in October, the campaign will culminate with a big event for businesses at North Shields Fish Quay. Taryn added: The campaign launches with a ‘Business Breakfast’ drop-in event in Yarm which takes place at Yarm Fellowship Hall between 7.30am-9am on Wednesday 22 August. This will be followed up by a community drop-in event at Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart on Friday 24 August between 10am and 12noon. The Environment Agency has launched a campaign to ensure North East businesses are prepared for flooding.Since 1998 there has been at least one serious flood every year with businesses more likely to flood than be destroyed by fire.And with recent events such as 2012’s ‘Thunder Thursday’ hitting businesses hard the Environment Agency is working with them to reduce the impact of a flood.The campaign launches with an event in Yarm next week and will culminate with an event in North Shields in October.The Environment Agency’s four Flood Resilience Community Engagement Officers for the region have already been in touch with more than 700 business across the region to raise awareness of flooding issues – more than 100 in Tyne and Wear, more than 500 in Durham and Darlington and more than 90 in Cleveland.In Northumberland, the team worked with seven businesses during a drop-in about a potential flood scheme at Hexham Industrial Estate and 18 businesses attended a drop-in event at Prudhoe.‘It will never happen to me’Taryn Al-mashgari, Community Engagement Officer for Tyne and Wear, said: Write a flood plan. Invest in flood protection measures and link up with neighbouring properties. Understand the different types of flooding. Flooding can happen from the coast, river, surface water, sewer and groundwater. A common phrase I hear when out visiting businesses is ‘it will never happen to me’. Some aren’t even aware they are trading in an area at risk of flooding. Flooding accounts for 33% of all losses to business property. This has a huge impact on our economy. With climate change meaning extreme weather events becoming frequent and more severe in the future it’s more important than ever that businesses are prepared. Most businesses can save between 20% and 90% on the cost of lost stock and moveable equipment by taking action now, before winter. For every £1 spent preparing for flooding £5 is saved – this is money well spent. The impact of ‘Thunder Thursday’ on businesses across the country was estimated to be £200million, that’s an extraordinary figure. There’s lots that businesses can do to reduce the impact. Things businesses can do to make them more resilient to flooding: Check their flood risk. Businesses can check if they are at risk of flooding from rivers, the coast and surface water. Businesses can come along and talk to Sarah Duffy, Community Engagement Officer for Cleveland, about their experiences of flooding and she will be helping them understand how to prepare for a flood, create a business flood group and ensure the safety of staff and customers during a flood event. Refreshments will be provided.
Four days of strike action are on the cards at chocolate crumb manufacturer Meadow Foods over a 2% pay offer, according to union Unite.Staff at Meadow Foods, at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, are due to walk-out at 6pm on Saturday (12 January), after voting for strike action over a 2% pay offer for the year starting July 2018.The action, which is expected to end on Tuesday 15 January, is planned to hit night and day shifts over the four days.Unite, the union that represents more than half of the site’s 71 employees, said there was still time for the management to come to the table for constructive talks.“Our members have overwhelmingly rejected a shoddy 2% pay offer and are seeking an increase in line with the retail price index, currently running at 3.2%, to keep up with the soaring cost of living,” said Dave Monaghan, regional officer at Unite.“This site produces ingredients for other manufacturers and, if the strike goes ahead, we predict it will have a negative impact on the factory’s ability to keep up with customer demand.”Meadow Foods said it was involved in pay negotiations with a small number of unionised employees at the site in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It added that it was “a fair and generous employer with no history of industrial action”, and that it hoped to resolve the matter as soon as possible. “The fair and sustainable pay increase proposed by Meadow Foods is supported by the majority of our 300 workforce and so we are disappointed that a small group of employees at our Holme-on-Spalding-Moor site has decided to take this action,” a Meadow Foods spokesperson said.“Meadow Foods’ management remains committed to positively resolving this issue as soon as possible. Our door remains open for continued constructive negotiations.”The chocolate crumb manufacturer added that it did not expect there to be any significant impact on its customers.
Petaluma, CA-based Lagunitas Brewing Company has announced the 2019 schedule for their annual free Live At Lagunitas summer concert series, held at the Petaluma Amphitheatre.The Nor Cal craft brewery will begin their Live At Lagunitas series with a performance by The War & Treaty on May 27th, followed by FIDLAR (6/4); Antibalas (6/18); Thundercat (6/24); The Budos Band (7/9); James McMurtry (8/5); The Nude Party (8/19); Shannon and the Clams (8/26); Man Man (9/3); Newport Folk Festival Presents “Folkin’ Friends” (9/23); Paul Cauthen (9/24); STRFKR (10/1); and Caroline Rose on October 7th.Although the concert series is free, attendees must obtain pre-reserved tickets to enter the concert grounds. Fans can head here for a list of Live At Lagunitas’s performance schedule, ticketing “on-sale” times, and more information.
The Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC) just released a new special trend report titled, “Information Security Shake-Up” containing predictions for continued cyber security turmoil in 2013. The report assesses how innovations such as big data analytics, cloud computing, enterprise mobility, and social media are rapidly transforming the way enterprises conduct business, will change the face of IT, and will greatly impact the foundation of information security strategies. With the accelerated adoption of cloud, social media and mobile capabilities in the enterprise, it is clear that every organization’s attack surface will continue to become broader and more complex, and the enterprise security perimeter will completely dissolve.This SBIC trend report offers high-level, actionable strategies to help inform key decision makers and assist enterprises to address the challenges of these megatrends affecting information security programs. From my perspective, there are five key issues on which security professionals should focus in the report.BIG DATA AS A WAY OF LIFEIf you do nothing else in 2013, stop thinking that “big data” is a buzzword, and start realizing that it will be a way of life for you as a security professional. First and foremost information security programs must get into the information business in a very big way. Security programs must evolve in 2013 from traditional reactive perimeter and signature-based approaches for managing malware, network threat detection, and security controls management, to an agile approach that relies on the power of big data and intelligence-driven analytics. The goal is to always understand the risks to the most important business assets in whatever context they may exist – cloud, mobile, or traditional data center – and to protect them accordingly. To succeed, security leaders must invest in intelligence-driven strategies that harness the power of big data analytics and agile decision support.CONSULTANT TO THE BUSINESSWe security professionals have worked for years to have our voices heard regarding the threats facing IT and business from many different directions. Now that the enterprise is listening, we must be seen by the business and by IT as BOTH protectors of the realm and as enablers of innovation rather than inhibitors. As information security evolves from an IT-focused to a business-focused problem, security teams must develop the required consultative skillset to “speak the language of business.” I know you may groan when you hear this phrase, but it’s not about an ROI model necessarily, it’s about the ability of infosec pros to discuss the importance of a business initiative in clear, exemplary, and decisive terms with a business leader, and achieve a shared view of the value of information security investments. More and more, the performance of security teams should be measured on their ability to tie security programs to business outcomes.TOP DOWN SUPPORT? HOW ABOUT FROM THE MIDDLE OUT?As we begin 2013, an improving number of C-suites and Boards understand the importance of information security. Many CISOs have the ears of their executive leadership, and information security gets support in many cases from the top. The members of the SBIC report that current resistance to information-security efforts is two levels down from top. Middle managers who are not immediately convinced that they wish to allocate scarce resources to security. They are incentivized by timeline and budget, and integrating security can run counter to their objectives. To be successful in 2013, building upon the Consultant to the Business theme, security teams need to build relationships with middle managers, helping them understand the value of information security, and building a coalition of support within that layer of management. The SBIC Council thinks this may be a harder nut to crack than the C-suite.SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY CHALLENGESMost organizations are both a supplier and are supplied by someone – in most cases by many. Where are the weak security links in that chain? In our interconnected world, organizations must be able to demonstrate that they are a trustworthy supplier, whether it’s commercial IT services such as banking, or electronic systems as part of a manufactured good. We’re seeing heightened interest in organizations developing multi-tiered programs to evaluate and demonstrate the integrity of the entire IT supply chain, downstream and upstream of your organization.CLOUD, MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA… OH MY!Enterprise use of cloud, social media and mobile technologies will only increase, and it’s up to security leaders to either find a way to innovate and transform security programs or fall behind their organizations, thus opening up dangerous security gaps. This train left the station a long time ago. If you are waiting for a silver bullet to resolve BYOD, cloud security, or social media nightmares, you might also be waiting for AV to start working again too. The point is: start breaking these problems into bite-size pieces. None of these areas are monolithic. Each has sub-problems that can be tackled while working to find innovations in other areas. Work on the GRC problem, or the network visibility angle, or find a way to get intelligence about your social media attack surface.Have a great 2013!
Build it for easy, safe access, not to maximize height. Always build in the bottomone-third of the tree. And position it so it rests or is attached to the basal one-third ofeach branch. Carefully consider how children will enter the tree house. Don’t nail ladder rungs intothe trunk. Use a self-supporting ladder tied to the tree or a heavy, unlooped, knottedrope. For many trees with low branches, children don’t need a ladder or rope for entry. There’s an attraction between trees and children. The only major concern is the child’s safety. But there are some minor tree issues tothink about. Don’t install or allow wires, electrical lines, heat sources, fires or metal poles in oraround a tree house. Any tree-selection process for building a tree house should havealready eliminated trees near utility lines, antennas, chimneys and overhanging roofs. Trees bend and twist in the wind. So simply jamming or wedging boards betweenbranches or into crotches will lead to failure. Use rope to make sure a tree house stayssnug against a branch. When you see your 10-year-old headed toward your yard tree with a hammer, nails andscrap lumber, immediate decisions need to be made. Attaching it to branches with rope can keep windstorms from blowing it away. It cankeep ambitious and ingenious children from changing design concepts and injuringthemselves, too. A tree house structure will weaken over time. Check it monthly, remove it in the coldseason, and examine it after every storm. Next, determine how high to build it. For most play, any height represents the thrill ofa tree house. Well-connected, large tree branches should support the weight of a tree house. Userope attachments to keep it in position on branches but not to bear its full weight. Tieup all loose ends of rope, or melt them into knots. A tree’s constant motion, even in still air, and its great size and reach make itfascinating. At some time in your life you’ve imagined, or maybe even built, a treehouse. Remember, tree houses should be temporary, seasonal structures that are removed eachyear. This allows a tree time to adjust and a parent time to check and repair the treehouse. Use new, synthetic, heavy rope to reattach it each year. Leave thin, open gaps along the bottom and top of the tree house to allow for good aircirculation and plenty of light, and to let breezes blow tree litter away. Tree houses are inherently dangerous and require careful maintenance. But they can befun, educational and challenging, too. Slightly tilt the floor to shed water. Allow any water falling on the tree house to run offaway from the tree trunk. Don’t allow water and leaf litter to accumulate. Use wood to build it. Wood is “soft” on the tree and children, is strong for its weightand withstands bending and mechanical shocks well. Attach the main floor pieces orbraces to branches with heavy rope in multiple wraps. They may be for kids, but tree houses require adult construction and supervision forsafe play and for minimizing damage to the tree. Remember to defend the life of a tree that will stand long after any tree house is goneand the children have departed. Piece together your tree house carefully to reducemajor, long-term tree injuries. Tree houses should be designed to rest on major branches and nestle around the treetrunk. Never wound the tree with nails, screws and saw notches.
China challenges U.S. solar tariffs at WTO FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology.The 30 percent tariffs announced in January improperly help U.S. producers in violation of WTO rules, the Commerce Ministry said. It said a formal complaint was filed Tuesday with the WTO in Geneva.The solar duties are separate from tariff hikes imposed by the Trump administration starting in July on Chinese imports in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. The duties also apply to imports of solar cells and modules from Europe, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. That strained relations with U.S. allies.The Trump administration has defended the solar tariffs as necessary to protect American producers, saying import prices were unfairly low due to subsidies and other improper support.Washington took action under a 1974 U.S. law instead of through the WTO. That led to complaints it was undermining the global trade body. U.S. officials say such action is necessary because the WTO lacks the ability to address Chinese trade tactics.WTO complaints begin with negotiations between parties to the dispute. If those fail, the case moves to a panel of experts who can decide whether the trade controls are improper.More: China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels