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BSM uses digital TV to recruit staff

first_imgBSM is using interactive TV for a recruitment campaign to increase thenumbers of female driving instructors. The driver training company, which is part of the RAC, has signed a dealwith the Job Channel for a 12-week campaign in a bid to boost the number ofqualified and trainee instructors, as well as the proportion of women recruits.Nick Jones, head of HR for RAC consumer services, is hoping that the TVrecruitment scheme on Sky, NTL and Tele-west, which is being run as a pilot,will expose the company to a wider audience. Potential recruits can apply fromthe comfort of their own sofa using the remote control. “The Job Channel is a potentially ideal solution for our recruitmentneeds. It gives us access to a broad audience in a quick and cost effectivemanner,” he said. BSM is also looking to significantly increase the number of drivinginstructors offering special skills to learner drivers, such as signing for thedeaf, knowledge of other cultures, and an understanding of people who havespecial needs. The initial response has been good with more than 200 expressing aninterest, but Jones said the initiative’s success would be measured by how manyof these people actually sign up to the BSM trainee driving instructorprogramme. BSM has about 2,600 franchised driving instructors. The company recruits allyear round as the organisation is still growing. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. BSM uses digital TV to recruit staffOn 20 Aug 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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BYU Men’s Basketball Receives New Game

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailUNCASVILLE, Conn.-With the men’s college basketball schedule in flux because of covid-19, the BYU men’s basketball squad received an addition to their schedule Monday as they will face the St. John’s Red Storm Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena of Uncasville, Conn. as part of the Roman Legends Classic.This will be a 3:00 pm MST tip-off.This tournament has shifted from a bracketed format to a showcase after Vanderbilt dropped out because of covid-19 concerns.The Red Storm previously won this tournament in 2018, besting California and Virginia Commonwealth.This will be the 9th all-time matchup between BYU and St. John’s with the Red Storm leading the all-time series 7-1.The Cougars are 3-0 headed into Tuesday’s matchup against USC to commence their slate at this tournament.St. John’s is 3-0 headed into this game as well as they outlasted Boston College 97-93 Monday evening. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/St. John’s Men’s Basketball Brad James November 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Receives New Gamelast_img read more

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Medical Assistant II

first_imgJob PurposeCompetent level Medical Assistant who is proficient in deliveringpatient care in the ambulatory care setting. Performs patient careresponsibilities and provides clerical/administrative support in aclinical setting. Provides guidance to entry level MedicalAssistants.Job DutiesPerforms routine patient care responsibilities such as takingvital signs, venipuncture (blood draws), collect specimens,EKGs/ECGs, and POCTs.Collects patient history, performs medication reconciliationand enters information in the electronic medical record.Notes the primary complaint/reason for patient’s visit.Sets up instruments and equipment for Physician.Assist with procedures as needed.Administer medication under direction / order of a supervisingPhysician.Instructs Patients on general care and medical procedures.Maintains patient and service rooms in a neat and orderlycondition.Schedules patient tests, procedures, and appointments.Conduct patient outreach phone calls and post visitfollow-ups.Performs clerical/administrative responsibilities such asfiling and/or scanning patient medical records, obtain lab/x-rayreports, hospital notes, and referral information.Take inventory of clinic supplies and order supplies asneeded.Sorts and distributes clinic mail and medical records to theappropriate clinic personnel. OtherPhysical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens(blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs,chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patientclinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and inworking directly with patients and other employees. Initial Bloodborne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne PathogensRefresher Training must be taken annually.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5704CA; CH Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma or GED and completion of a MedicalAssistant Training program through an accredited institution.Two years of relevant experience.Current certification as a Medical Assistant through anaccredited professional organization (AAMA, AMT, ARMA, NCCT, NAHP,NHA, NAHP, AMCA, or NRMA).last_img read more

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YESTERYEAR: Nixon Visits Evansville

first_imgLess than a month before the 1956 presidential election, Vice-President Richard M. Nixon visited Evansville to boost support for President Dwight Eisenhower, who was trailing his Democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson, in the polls. After a press conference at the airport, Nixon’s motorcade headed to Evansville College, where the Second Lady, Pat Nixon, accepted a volume of poetry from E. A. Richardson (right), Indiana’s Poet Laureate and an Evansville resident. The Vice-President then proceeded to the Coliseum, where he addressed an audience of 5,000 before leaving Evansville.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is:  Do you feel that Billy Garrett was correct when he charged that Vanderburgh County GOP Chairman Wayne Parke is practicing “JIM CROW” politics?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S BIAS

first_imgBy Susan Stamper BrownApparently, integrity and critical thinking are not qualities found in today’s mainstream media.We know this after watching the CNBC-hosted Republican debate billed as one which would focus on “the key issues that matter to all voters—job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of our national economy.”Obviously, that did not happen.Instead, Americans watched moderators with the seeming intellectual prowess of June bugs disrespectfully hurl boneheaded attacks and stupid questions at GOP presidential hopefuls, offering millions of viewers a front row seat to observe proof positive they are nothing more than extensions of, and left-wing propagandists for, the Democratic Party.For this gift we should be thankful.Americans needed to see this irrefutable idiocy for themselves. CNBC promised candidates an opening question on financial or economic issues but instead were lowballed with: “Tell us your biggest weakness in 30 seconds.” Later, one moderator went so far as to ask a ridiculous question about fantasy football.It was almost as if moderators didn’t want crucial matters discussed, circumventing any possibility of intelligent debate with off-the-wall questions and personal attacks. In fact, a Media Research Center analysis found that 65 percent of the “questions” posed by moderators John Harwood, Carl Quintanilla and Becky Quick “hit the candidates with negative spin, personal insults or ad hominem attacks.” Ad hominem attacks like asking if one of the candidates was running “a comic book version of a presidential campaign” or disparagingly asking the world-renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, if he could do math.At that point I was rather thankful a baseball bat was not in arm’s reach, or my living room would be minus one flat screen. I was not alone. Public outcry shows it backfired. Presidential debates are intended to field the tough questions so voters can gain a window into each candidate’s vision for how he or she would lead America.Senator Ted Cruz was right when during the debate he defended fellow GOP contenders saying, “The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate,” which reflected “a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.” And I would add the “Bull-shi-viks” but I wasn’t onstage.Truth is, the left-stream media have no interest in allowing Americans to think for themselves and form their own opinions. The world burns, rogue nations toy with nuclear weapons, the world’s economy teeters on the brink of collapse — and the left-stream media are preoccupied with “gotcha” questions. And protecting Hillary Clinton.“Comes with the job,” said moderator John Harwood after The Blaze News asked him to respond to the overwhelming outcry from critics after the debate. Comes with the job? Apparently, asking Democrat Party contenders similar questions with the same condescending tone doesn’t come with the job. Nor does questioning Hillary about Benghazi or about Her Highness’s metastasizing email scandal presently under FBI investigation.Senator Marco Rubio nailed it during the debate when he said the Democrats’ “ultimate SuperPAC” is the mainstream media. “Last week,” Rubio said, “Hillary Clinton went before a committee. She admitted she had sent emails to her family saying, ‘Hey, this attack at Benghazi was caused by al-Qaeda-like elements.’ She spent over a week telling families of those victims and the American people that it was because of a video. And yet the mainstream media is going around saying it was the greatest week in Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It was the week she got exposed as a liar…”And the mainstream media will continue to remain silent to ensure her coronation.After the debate, CNN reported that some CNBC employees were heard saying “they were proud that the moderators had pointedly challenged the GOP candidates and potentially changed the course of the presidential race.” That’s all they cared about and that’s the reason why people trust the left-stream media about as much as they trust Hillary Clinton.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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‘A timeout from your regular life’

first_imgAs a molecular genetics professor, Benny Shilo has spent much of the past three decades in a lab. He heads his own research group at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and has had findings published in Nature, Science, Cell, and other scientific journals. He has been Weizmann’s dean of biochemistry and chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics.Despite those scientific credentials, Shilo traded his lab coat for a camera bag this year, which he is spending at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Instead of peering through a microscope or reading the results of a genetic screen for the last year, Shilo has been peering through a camera lens, working on a project that uses scientific images and photographs of everyday people to explain concepts in developmental biology to the public.Shilo is pairing the images in a public outreach effort that seeks to better explain what he does. One set of images, for example, shows a protein gradient within the fruit fly embryo, which gives rise to expression of specific genes in distinct domains of the embryo, visualized as different color zones. That image is paired with a photo of people in a museum, gathered around a guide. The scientific image represents a gradually declining concentration of a key signaling molecule. In the museum image, people farther from the guide strain to hear her words, just as the concentration of the chemical is weaker farther from its source.Sheep guided by a Bedouin shepherd. Like the migrating cells, the sheep follow a directional cue in Rehovot, Israel. Rehovot is known as the “City of Science and Culture.” Photo by Benny ShiloThe concentration gradient explains an important concept in developmental biology: how cells get different development signals from the same molecule, causing them to develop into discrete body parts at varying distances from the molecule’s source.Shilo’s work, which includes dozens of images, has already been the subject of a show at Radcliffe and is being considered by some academic publishers as the subject of a book. Shilo is talking with Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology about using his work in science education and outreach. He said it is likely to be shown again when he returns to the Weizmann. He’s also exploring creating a Web page on the project and isconsidering other applications, such as having high school students engage in a similar project as a way to learn key concepts.Shilo first considered coming to Radcliffe two years ago, but said he didn’t want to spend the time writing a major review paper or doing some similar scientific activity. He understood that the fellowship’s gift of time is a rare commodity, so he took a year to think about a project that would use the time creatively and allow him to try new things.“I wanted something different that I could do on my own,” Shilo said. “I wanted to somehow evoke the same response from an audience with scientific pictures as with nonscientific pictures.”The paired images, Shilo said, are intended to make a viewer understand what it’s like to be a cell, by starting with key scientific concepts and then finding analogous circumstances in human life.“Because of my background, I’m coming at it from the scientific side, defining paradigms and thinking of metaphors, and then going out and photographing,” Shilo said.The process can be useful not just to the public, Shilo said, but to scientists as well. Working on the project forced him to narrow his focus to the concepts that are most important.“You have to crystallize a concept to its barest essentials, just the most important facts, in order to find analogies,” Shilo said.On a recent Sunday, Shilo grabbed a camera and headed to the Hi-Rise Bread Co. in Cambridge. He explained what he wanted to the baker and then shot images of the yeast, the starter dough, and the baked bread to help explain how stem cells provide a continuous source of differentiated cells in the body.The year at Radcliffe has been rejuvenating, and in a way has brought him full circle in life, Shilo said. It has returned him to a part of the world important in his own development as a scientist. After getting his doctorate from Hebrew University, he came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a postdoctoral fellowship, during which he undertook early genetic work on cancer genes that serendipitously directed him toward developmental biology.“It’s a timeout from your regular life,” Shilo said of the Radcliffe Fellowship. “I got a chance to express my creativity in a different way.”last_img read more

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ND ranks among top 20

first_imgNotre Dame moved up one spot in U.S. News & World Report’s recent list of best universities, passing Emory University to claim No. 19. Rice University and Vanderbilt University were just ahead of Notre Dame at No. 17, and Harvard University reclaimed the top spot in the rankings. University spokesman Dennis Brown said while the ranking serves a purpose, the University is publicly skeptical about its evaluation system. “While we recognize that the U.S. News & World Report survey serves a useful function for some prospective students and their parents, we are on record for more than 15 years as having reservations about its methodology,” Brown said in a statement. “That said, we believe that by any measure Notre Dame is among the nation’s top 25 undergraduate institutions.” The U.S. News & World Report website said a college education is one of the most important and costly investments that prospective students will make. “For this reason, the editors of U.S. News believe that students and their families should have as much information as possible about the comparative merits of the educational programs at America’s colleges and universities,” the website stated. Each school is ranked in 16 areas of academic excellence, the website said. These scores are combined into a “composite weighted score,” which is used to determine rankings. “Regardless of rankings, we also are confident that Notre Dame is second to none in providing an extraordinary undergraduate experience, engaging in research that improves the human condition and serving the Church and society,” Brown said. U.S. News & World Report also recently released a list of the top 10 universities where applying early can increase a prospective student’s chance of acceptance. Notre Dame was listed fifth, behind Cornell University. “This may cause some to think that it’s easier to get admitted by applying early,” Brown said. “The reality is that we do have a higher acceptance rate for early action applicants, although that alone does not tell the whole story.” In Fall 2009, there was a 42 percent acceptance rate during early action, while the regular action applicant pool had a 23 percent acceptance rate, a U.S. News & World Report press release stated. Brown said this discrepancy occurred because of a difference in the quality of the applicant pools. “The academic quality of the early-action admitted students is considerably stronger. That’s why we encourage students to apply early if, and we emphasize if, they have a superior academic record,” Brown said. “Otherwise, it’s best to get the best possible test scores and grades into your file before applying in the regular action cycle at the end of December.” Also published is a list of national universities as ranked by high school counselors from high school’s on U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best High Schools” list. Notre Dame was ranked No. 13 by this group of counselors, tied with five other schools. Notre Dame also sits among the top five schools with the highest four-year graduation rates, according to U.S. News & World Report.last_img read more

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Do CUSOs really make a difference?

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Guy Messick Guy A. Messick is General Counsel to the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) and principal in Messick & Lauer P.C. in Media, PA. www.CUSOLaw.com Web: www.cusolaw.com Details Forming and operating a CUSO takes time and effort. CUSOs tend to help credit unions reduce costs and make revenue from other sources but are CUSOs really worth the effort?  It is a legitimate question. How can we measure the effectiveness of CUSOs? Jay Johnson, Vice-President of Callahan & Associates and a NACUSO Director, Jack Antonini, NACUSO President and I wanted to measure a subset of credit unions that use CUSOs extensively and compare their performance to credit unions that tend not to use CUSOs extensively.For the CUSO user group, we turned to the credit unions that use the services of the CUSO, CU*Answers. CU*Answers, Inc. was formed in 1970 as a core IT provider. It is structured as a cooperative non-profit corporation. There are 128 credit union owners serving 182 credit unions.  Xtend is an affiliate CUSO that is owned by CU*Answers and 82 credit unions. Xtend provides services to credit unions that include bookkeeping, mortgage loan support, disaster recovery, business continuity, strategic planning, call center (both incoming and outgoing), shared branching, forms exchange, member texting communications, core conversion support, call report preparation, and cooperative liquidity through loan participations and certificate of deposit sales. Vendor management is also provided through partnership with a third party. While some credit union owner/customers are over a billion dollars in assets, most customers are small and mid-sized credit unions, the very size that should derive the most benefit from collaboration.CU*Answers pays dividends to the owners. As a Michigan cooperative, CU*Answers pays a stock dividend each year (averaging between 4% and 8% of the investment for each credit union). There is a patronage dividend which is proportionate to the amount of business a credit union does with the CUSO. If CU*Answers has a special project and needs capital, it will issue debentures which have a return slightly above market.  The debentures are often over- subscribed.The control group consists of credit unions that are the same asset size as the CU*Answers group and do not have a CUSO investment. While the available data does not indicate how many CUSOs a credit union may use for services, it is possible to see from the call reports whether a credit union has a CUSO investment. If a credit union does not have any CUSO investment, it is more likely than not that the credit union does not use CUSOs extensively for services. It is certain that the group does not derive any benefits from CUSO ownership.Sam Taft of Callahan worked with Jim Vilker and Bob Frizzle of CU*Answers to compare the performance of the CU*Answers credit unions with the control group credit unions from 2013 to 2019 in ten metrics: Fee Income, Other Operating Income, Share Draft Penetration, Accounts Per Member, Size of Average Member Relationship, Operating Expense Ratio, Efficiency Ratio, Return on Assets, Net Worth Growth, and Asset Growth. In every metric but one, the CU*Answers credit unions outperformed the control group credit unions and, in most cases,  the difference was significant. The Operating Expense Ratio was higher for the CU*Answers credit unions but the Efficiency Ratio (the effectiveness of the spending to earn income) was higher in the CU*Answers credit unions, indicating that they are spending more but they are reaping the benefits of that spending.I note that the CUSOs do not help credit unions, the credit union owners use CUSOs to help themselves. The CUSO is but the means for credit unions to collaboratively create options and opportunity for themselves and their members.The data shows a strong correlation of extensive CUSO use with high credit union performance. Is the effort of forming and operating CUSOs worth it? You bet it is. If you had any doubt about using a CUSO, just do it.last_img read more

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8 things to know about SUNY Broome’s reopening plan

first_imgTOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — On Wednesday, SUNY Broome Community College announced the state government has approved its plan for reopening for the fall 2020 semester. The following are the steps the campus will take to deal with the virus: The school plans to have courses online and in-person when classes resume on Aug. 31.center_img All classrooms, labs, and lecture halls have been assessed to determine the maximum capacity while adhering to social distancing guidelinesLabs that require face-to-face, hands-on learning could be separated into multiple sections allowing for personalized instruction while reducing classroom densityDepending on the course, some classes will be conducted in a hybrid environment with a combination of in-person and onlineSome courses will be delivered entirely remotely, either through blackboard or other social distance learning formatsAll residence hall bedrooms will be converted to singles, one student per room. All of SUNY Broome’s students living arrangements are “suite style”, so students will share common spaces within those suitesMove-in day for the residence halls will be conducted in a staggered, four-day period starting in mid-August. Each student will be screened upon arrivalCurrently, all college staff and students must wear face coverings campus when there is potential for breaching social distance, such as hallways, going across campus and classrooms. Employees must conduct daily self-screening. Contracted employees are to be screened by their employers before coming to campus. Campus visitors are required to comply with the State Executive Order for masks as well.All classrooms, labs, campus common areas, and the residence hall will be cleaned and disinfected daily.last_img read more

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More than 300 foreigners infected with COVID-19 in Indonesia with 26 deaths

first_imgFurthermore, at least 7,299 Indonesians have returned home via self-repatriation from 43 countries, an increase of 490 compared to last week.“The Foreign Ministry also continues to extend assistance to Indonesians abroad who are in need. Between March 18 and June 10, in Malaysia alone, our embassies and consulate generals have distributed 298,007 packages of basic needs,” Retno said.She also explained that with the help of the Indonesian diaspora abroad, the ministry managed to provide 407,175 packages in total in Malaysia.“This brings our assistance globally to a total of 474,947 packages including in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, America and Africa,” she added.Topics : Retno did not provide details on the nationalities of the foreign nationals.However, she ensured that the Foreign Ministry was consistently communicating with their respective embassies in Jakarta.In the briefing, Retno also gave an update on the status of Indonesian returnees amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She said that, as of Wednesday, 110,457 Indonesians had returned home, an increase of 2,807 within a week.Meanwhile, 21,733 Indonesian crewmembers had also returned from 29 countries. They arrived in Indonesia through dedicated entry points in Jakarta and Bali. This was an increase of 1,096 compared to last week. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi announced on Thursday that there were at least 311 foreign nationals infected with COVID-19 in Indonesia, of whom 26 have died.“As of Wednesday, there are 311 foreigners who have tested positive for COVID-19, 26 have died and 204 others have recovered,” she said in a virtual press briefing.The ministry also recorded as many as 485 foreigners currently classified as people under surveillance (ODP). Of the figure, 265 foreigners have been repatriated to their home countries.last_img read more