Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Occupational health is not a slice of the organisational cake that stays inisolation, so its focus should always be on the well being of the wholeorganisation. So said George Prentice, HR director of the FiberCompositesDivision of Alstom Ltd. In his presentation, ‘Working together in Partnership’, Prentice tolddelegates that no aspect of an organisation can function without impacting onall the other parts, which is equally true of OH. To make an impact, it mustmove from a prescriptive to an interventionist role. Moving to an interventionist role may not be easy, he warned, as managementis often resistant to change. But occupational health is now an integral partof the management process, and must give input with its own perspective for thegood of the entire organisation. Comments are closed. Make an impact through interventionOn 1 May 2003 in Personnel Today
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, Southern Utah University football commences their home season by hosting the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Eccles Coliseum for a 6:05 pm MDT kickoff.The Thunderbirds fell to 0-2 on the season by falling 34-14 to Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, Idaho September 7.SUU ranks 83rd in the FCS in scoring offense (18.5 points per game), tied with Gardner-Webb, Monmouth and North Carolina A&T.Defensively, they are tied for 102nd in scoring defense with Western Carolina, Presbyterian, and San Diego, surrendering 45 points per game.Redshirt sophomore signal-caller Chris Helbig has completed 52.6 percent of his passes (30-57) this season for the Thunderbirds, for 264 yards and has run for three scores. Redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Skidmore has both passing touchdowns on the season for SUU.Redshirt junior tailback James Felila has run for 67 yards on 84 carries for the Thunderbirds this season and sophomore tailback Lance Lawson averages 7.4 yards per carry (5 car, 38 yards).Lawson is also the Thunderbirds’ leading receiver thus far on the season with 15 grabs for 120 yards. SUU’s receiving touchdown leader is freshman receiver Zach Nelson, who has both touchdown receptions for the squad this season and four grabs for 85 yards (21.4 yards per catch).Defensively, redshirt senior safety Kyle Hannemann, redshirt sophomore linebacker Quaid Murray and sophomore defensive end Francis Bemiy have each forced a fumble.The Lumberjacks come into this game at 0-2 as well, having been routed by FBS Power 5 conference foe Baylor 56-17 and falling to NCAA Division II opponent Tarleton State 37-26.Stephen F. Austin ranks 75th in the FCS in scoring offense (21.5 points a game) and 104th in scoring defense (46.5 points per contest).The Lumberjacks are led by sophomore signal-caller Trae Self (29-66, 353 yards, TD/INT) who only completes 43.9 percent of his passes.Junior tailback Da’Leon Ward (37 car, 159 yards) leads Stephen F. Austin in rushing yards, while the leader in yards per carry is senior tailback Thomas Hutchings (6.8 yards per carry) and the leader in rushing touchdowns is junior tailback Josh McGowen (2 rushing touchdowns, 4.9 yards per carry).Freshman receiver Xavier Gipson (4 rec, 83 yards, 20.8 yards per reception) is the Lumberjacks’ leading receiver.Senior linebacker Quin Jones has forced a fumble, to lead the Stephen F. Austin defense.The series between the Lumberjacks and Thunderbirds dates back to 2002 and is tied 2-2 all-time.The last meeting in the series occurred September 9, 2017 at Nacogdoches, Texas when the guest Thunderbirds routed Stephen F. Austin 51-14. Brad James September 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Hosts Stephen F. Austin Saturday Tags: Baylor/Da/Da’Leon Ward/Eccles Coliseum/FCS Football/Francis Bemiy/Gardner-Webb/James Felila/Josh McGowen/Kyle Hannemann/Lance Lawson/Monmouth/North Carolina A&T/Northern Iowa/Presbyterian/Quaid Murray/Quin Jones/San Diego/SUU Football/Tarleton State/Thomas Hutchings/Trae Self/Western Carolina/Xavier Gipson/Zach Nelson
The contract includes early engineering and installation planning regarding a trial installation of the ClearSign Core process burners at one of ExxonMobil’s Gulf Coast refineries Image: The order is the next step in the process for the Company to showcase ClearSign Core technology’s NOx emissions. Photo courtesy of Frauke Feind from Pixabay. ClearSign Combustion Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) (“ClearSign” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in industrial combustion technologies that improve energy and operational efficiency while dramatically reducing emissions, announces that the company has received a Purchase Order from ExxonMobil to perform early engineering and installation planning regarding a trial installation of the company’s ClearSign Core process burners at one of their Gulf Coast refineries.This order is the next step in the process for the Company to showcase ClearSign Core technology’s best-in-class NOx emissions and for ExxonMobil to assess applicability across its process heater fleet. The engineering follows the previously announced qualification program that the Company performed at their State-of-the-Art Seattle R&D facility. That testing was an evaluation over a broad range of typical conditions, including variations in fuel heating values, turndown, and excess air.“We are delighted and encouraged by this highly significant order, and the ongoing engagement and interest from ExxonMobil,” said Jim Deller, Ph.D, CEO of ClearSign. “This engineering order is one of the final steps prior to qualifying our ClearSign Core process burner technology for use in an ExxonMobil refinery, and is a significant milestone for our company in the process of demonstrating our technology with a supermajor at their facility. This is a culmination of months of thorough evaluation and coordination between our team and the Research and Engineering team at ExxonMobil. The specific site and location has been selected and we look forward to continuing to support ExxonMobil’s evaluation of our ClearSign Core technology.” Source: Company Press Release
Autonomous Warrior 2018, an exercise designed to explore the potential of robotic, autonomous and uninhabited systems, in support of defense operations in coastal environments, has kicked off on the New South Wales South Coast.Commodore Steve Hughes is the director of navy’s littoral operations and the navy sponsor for Autonomous Warrior 2018.“All of us are very much looking forward to hosting our industry, military and science partners and witnessing how autonomous and artificial intelligence technologies can help us maintain a winning edge across the spectrum of maritime, land and air operations, from surveillance to high end warfare,” CDRE Hughes said.The coming fortnight will see a series of exhibits and trials of autonomous vehicles. It’s an opportunity for industry to showcase its latest technology and capabilities.One of the highlights is the ‘Autonomy Strategic Challenge’ (also known as ‘The Wizard of Aus’). It will feature a set of multi-national scientific trials, as both Navy and Army exercise their in-service autonomous and unmanned assets.Held under the auspices of the ‘Five Eyes’ Technical Cooperation Program, exercise Autonomous Warrior 2018 is being led by Defence Science and Technology (DST) and supported by the Royal Australian Navy.Twenty six Australian and international participants will provide live demonstrations of their technologies. These include 13 air vehicles, 8 ground vehicles, 14 sea surface vehicles and 3 underwater vehicles.AW18 is about control of unmanned systems, the integration of control technologies and a demonstration of its application to ADF scenarios.The integration of a combination of air, land, sea and underwater technologies from the five TTCP nations is a key goal of AW18. The exercise builds on what was learned through the United Kingdom’s Unmanned Warrior 2016 (UW16) event, specifically that systems integration is a key enabler for exploiting uninhabited systems in the maritime environment.Autonomous Warrior will run from November 5 to 23 at HMAS Creswell and surrounding defense department-controlled areas in Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory. View post tag: Autonomous Warrior Photo: Jordan Kendall (left) and Travis Downie (right) from Silvertone UAV conduct pre-flight checks on the Flamingo Mk3 at the Jervis Bay Airfield, Australian Capital Territory, during exercise Autonomous Warrior 2018. Photo: Australian Defence Department View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article
Sign up for free Ocean City news updates from OCNJ Daily.Follow us on Facebook. The Beach Boys will perform two shows August 24 on the Ocean City Music Pier.The Beach Boys — or at least a reincarnation that includes one original member — will perform two shows on the Ocean City Music Pier on August 24. The concert hall is on the boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth streets in Ocean City, NJ.Tickets go on sale Thursday (April 23) for shows 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. A pre-sale started Tuesday and purchasers reportedly can use the code “BRE,” according to a Facebook post from the event promoter.This tour features original member Mike Love and contributing member Bruce Johnston, along with a new band, performing Beach Boys hits.__________Visit Ticketmaster, to purchase tickets.__________Tickets are $65 and $85 before service charges.Reviews from the current tour suggest the Beach Boys catalog stands the test of time, and that the new members of the band perhaps outshine even the 74-year-old Love. Read more from Dallas: Even without original band, Beach Boys music powerful.For a complete other concerts in the Monday night series this summer, see: Tickets on Sale for Summer Rock Concerts on Music Pier.
Over $4m has been raised so far from the sale of GreenPalm certificates, since the start of the scheme 18 months ago, and there are plans for a European roll-out.The $4m figure equates to the sale of 460,000 certificates, said Bob Norman, general manager of Book&Claim, which operates the Green-Palm certificate trading platform, endorsed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This allows manufacturers and retailers to support sustainable palm oil production. “That $4m is the actual payment that goes back to sustainable palm oil producers,” said Norman, at the Baking Industry Exhibition earlier this week. He told BB that the organisation is beginning to see interest from mainland Europe and plans to expand the GreenPalm scheme out across the continent soon.The scheme is run by fats supplier AAK and certificates can be purchased for every tonne of palm oil used by a company. This premium is then paid to farmers producing an equivalent amount of sustainable palm oil. Certificates cost around $8, while a tonne of palm oil is around $650. “A dollar from every certificate sold also goes to the RSPO,” explained Norman.The scheme has attracted interest from a number of major brands. For example, in February this year, Burton’s Foods announced it was the first UK sweet biscuit manufacturer to acquire GreenPalm certificates for 100% of its palm oil usage.
[Video: Consequence of Sound]As many of us know, unlike the #nerds on Jeopardy! last night, the pun in the first line of the clue was a reference to Kid A, Radiohead’s critically-acclaimed 2000 release. Marking the fourth studio album from the British alt-rock giants, Kid A won a Grammy for Best Alternative Album and was nominated for Album of the Year by the Recording Academy. The album has gone on to rack up accolades, with Rolling Stone declaring it the 67th entry in its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time and the record topping best albums of the 2000s lists from numerous other outlets.This year, Radiohead was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, marking the first year of their eligibility. In order to be eligible, each nominee has to have released their first commercial recording at least twenty-five years before the year of induction, meaning that all of the nominees this year made their commercial debut by 1992 or earlier. However, Radiohead seemed nonplussed by the nod, noting that they wouldn’t attend the ceremony, even if they were inducted. In the end, the band lost out, with the class of 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees featuring Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone.[H/T Consequence of Sound] Last night, the fabulous long-running trivia show, Jeopardy!, saw some of its contestants struggle as they worked their way through clues in the category “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.” The category focused on the many musical artists who haven’t been inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—a controversial, if not subjective, topic that spurs discussion and disent each year—with references to Whitney Houston, Devo, The Cure, and Motörhead.While contestant Scott seemed to do fairly well in the category, it was not without its bumps. For the $1,200 question, host Alex Trebek sassily read: “Are you Kid A-ing? These alt-rock legends weren’t part of the class in 2018, their first year of eligibility.”While it’s worth your while to check out the clip, if not just to hear the incredible wordplay read out by Trebek, it’s also enjoyable to watch the contestants’ answers. While Scott, who objectively did the best in the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” category, didn’t offer a response, another contestant who was relatively silent during the category, Andrew, immediately buzzed in, confidently answering, “Beastie Boys.”
Load remaining images On Saturday, January 18, 2019, The Infamous Stringdusters returned to The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA for two sets. The Grammy award-winning quintet served up several original compositions alongside a genre-bending selection of covers.Their original material was a strong selection that spanned their catalog from the 2008 self-titled debut up through their forthcoming 2019 Spring release, Rise Sun. One of the biggest highlights of the evening was “Those Who’ve Gone On” from 2010’s Things That Fly. The track was only played once before, in March 2014 at Bell’s Brewing in Kalamazoo, MI.Opening the show was San Francisco’s very own modern-day harbingers of a familiar classic rock and roll, Midnight North. They are a band that just makes you feel good, even when they’re singing about heartbreak and loneliness.Midnight North is fronted by the triple threat vocal harmonies of guitarists Elliott Peck and Grahame Lesh and keyboardist Alex Jordan. While the guitars and keys soar, bassist Connor O’Sullivan and drummer Nathan Graham of the Terrapin Family Band hold down a thundering groove throughout each song, giving the songs firm grounding.They pushed through several selections from their 2017 record Under The Lights. The only tracks that weren’t from the album were “Earthquakes” and Peck’s fiery take on the gospel blues classic ‘Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning.”By the time Midnight North wrapped their set, the crowd had turned “Roamin” into a singalong. Between the beginning of Midnight North’s set to the first intermission between bands, the crowd at least doubled and continued to grow, but it was never crowded.The Infamous Stringdusters, featuring guitarist Andy Falco, double-bassist Travis Book, fiddle player Jeremy Garrett, dobro player Andy Hall, and banjoist Chris Pandolfi, gave a bewildering performance at The Fillmore.They opened each of their two sets with their only selections from 2014’s Let It Go. The first set began with “Light and Love”. They moved quickly into the first of seven covers of the night with the Bob Dylan classic “Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)”. They followed with a pair from their most recent record, the Grammy-winning Laws of Gravity. “Gravity” segued beautifully into “A Hard Life Makes a Good Song” before the familiarity of Phish’s “Possum” came into play. Catch video of the cover below:“Possum”[Video: Dylan Bondy]After “Possum”, the second ever play of “Those Who’ve Gone On” and it’s first in 5 years anchored the middle of the set. They took “Maxwell”, from Laws of Gravity, and blasted it into outer space. The jam took an impromptu turn into Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in The Wall” before returning to the setlist as written and closing the set with their take on the electronic dance tune “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk.The ‘Dusters returned to the stage shortly after 10:30 p.m. and kicked things off quickly with the return of “Where The Rivers Run Cold”, which didn’t see a setlist for all of 2018. Once again they played a cover for the second song of the set, and it was a second Phish cover. This time the band played “Free” before segueing into their 2012 original “Night on the River.”“Night on the River” segued into “Black Elk” and marked the final song from The Laws of Gravity that the Stringdusters performed on Friday night. For the next tune, “Porcupine Cove”, the band invited Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck from Midnight North on stage to perform.Following the sit-in, the band performed their recently released lead single, the title track from the upcoming record Rise Sun, due in April 2019. They also played another new track, “Another One Like You.”“Rise Sun”[Video: Dylan Bondy]They closed the second set with a cover of “Walkin’ on The Moon” segued into “Black Rock” from their 2008 self-titled debut. The band exited the stage and returned almost immediately with the entire Midnight North band for a two-song encore. They began with the Buffalo Springfield classic “For What It’s Worth” and closed an incredible evening with the Peter Rowan tune “Midnight Moonlight”“For What It’s Worth > “Midnight Moonlight”[Video: Dylan Bondy]Setlist: Midnight North | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 1/18/19Highway Song, Earthquakes, Greene County, Little Black Dog, Playing a Poor Hand Well, Under The Lights, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, RoaminSetlist: Infamous Stringdusters | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 1/18/19I: Light & Love, Don’t Think Twice *, A Hard Life Makes A Good Song > Gravity> Possum**, Those Who’ve Gone On, Maxwell > Another Brick In The Wall*** > Get Lucky****II: Where The Rivers Run Cold, Free** > Night on the River > Black Elk, Porcupine Cove****, Rise Sun, Another One Like You > Lovin’ You, Echoes of Goodbye, Walkin’ On The Moon****** > Black RockE: For What It’s Worth******* > Midnight Moonlight*********, Bob Dylan**, Phish***, Pink Floyd****, Daft Punk*****, w/ Elliott Peck on vocals and Grahame Lesh on guitar******, The Police*******, Buffalo Springfield, with Midnight North********, Peter Rowan, with Midnight North
Families of young students are gaining the tools necessary to help them understand how their child’s brain is developing, a skill that can often help them give their children a leg up when it comes to learning.For the past six years, Harvard has offered the Mind Matters: Families Make a Difference program to schools in Cambridge and Boston. The initiative draws from cutting-edge research to give families practical skills and understanding related to early childhood development. With a particular focus on children aged 3 to 9, the program provides resources to support kids emotionally, socially, and academically.“Our goal is to give parents and caregivers the tools they need to enable their child to be prepared for school,” said Joan Matsalia, the associate director of Harvard’s Public School Partnerships. “Social and emotional skills are every bit as important as academic skills, and ensuring that parents are prepared, engaged, and supportive from the start is critical to a child’s future success.”So far, parents, teachers and administrators are liking what they see. In a recent survey of parents who have completed the program, more than 98 percent reported being pleased with the content, materials, take-home activities, and overall group discussions.In addition, after participating in the program, parents reported a significant increase in their knowledge of ways in which to support their child; an increase in using positive strategies to settle differences with their children; and a significant increase in noticing their child’s learning capabilities as well as their social-emotional development.The Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA) in Cambridge has been offering Mind Matters to its families since the 2016–17 school year.The following Q&A with Robin Harris, principal of the Fletcher Maynard Academy, was originally published on May 8.Q&ARobin HarrisGAZETTE: How important is family engagement to the success of students?HARRIS: I’m a true believer in family engagement. It’s incredibly important. First and foremost, it’s about the relationships that all of us have with the students we see every day. But it’s also about building and forging relationships with families and parents and guardians and grandparents and the extended families of our students. Because learning is a real partnership. We want to get to know the kids. What makes them tick? What gets them excited? What are the parents’ goals for their kids? Our teachers can see the difference that relationships make in the long run. But it’s also important to understand that family engagement can come in many different shapes. It’s how you define engagement. And it looks different to different people. But ultimately we’re all after the same goal: the success of our students.GAZETTE: How does Mind Matters fit into this model?HARRIS: I wish every single parent had Mind Matters. With Mind Matters we’re able to give parents really specific tools that they’re then able to utilize with their kids. We’re able to equip them with some of the knowledge and some of the research that’s out there about different things — such as brain development. As parents, sometimes you’re just flying by the seat of your pants. But now you’ve got an opportunity to really learn about some of the research, the why and the how behind some of the advice we hear so often. You’re learning the science — the proven research. You no longer have to simply just shoot from the hip. You’re learning best practices. Mind Matters is equipping our families with knowledge that they probably wouldn’t have gotten on their own, and it’s knowledge that can make a real difference in the lives of the students.GAZETTE: What has been some of the feedback that you’ve heard from participants?HARRIS: Families who’ve participated have learned a lot. And an added benefit is that this knowledge — these practices — really crosses socioeconomic lines. There is something in it for everybody, regardless of background. We have parents who have graduate degrees, and we have parents who don’t have high school diplomas — but who are both learning together about how best to help their children — because ultimately we all want our children to be happy and successful. It’s rewarding to see how many different families are taking advantage of the learning.One of the other residual effects of the workshops is that they create bonds and relationships among the parents.GAZETTE: What made you want to help bring Harvard’s Mind Matters program to other schools in the Cambridge Public Schools district?HARRIS: We found that a lot of our parents were talking at their kids, and not necessarily with their kids. Mind Matters gives parents different tools in which to have conversations with their kids. And it makes a difference because now interactions can become more than just directives. Now they’re having actual conversations with their child, engaging kids in some discourse. And that’s just a real mind shift for some folks. It helps parents realize that making time to be present and interact with their children is very, very important.After FMA first started participating in the Mind Matters program, we thought, “Oh my gosh, wouldn’t it be awesome if every parent had this opportunity? Why stop with us? Every school should do this. This is good, rich information.” So we started talking to our colleagues at their respective schools, and it just starting growing from there.Mind Matters is available in elementary schools in Cambridge, as well as in schools in Boston’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood.
Picturing Harvard — and America Related The center in the crossroads New Smith Campus Center is a welcome to all Harvard Square’s new restaurant towers above the rest, literally.The Heights, which opened in early March, sits on the top floor of the Smith Campus Center, giving diners a bird’s-eye view of the Charles River and the southern part of campus, including the bell tower of the Baker Library and inside the U-shaped Harvard Stadium. Offering lunch, dinner, and even cocktails for Harvard affiliates and their guests, The Heights puts flavorful twists on familiar favorites.“Everybody’s trying to fit a niche,” said executive chef Joseph B. Santos, a veteran of the New York City food scene. “What I’m trying to do here is break the mold a little bit.”He’s doing that with an 80-seat venue that offers quick-service lunch and full-service dinner featuring modern cuisine inspired by tastes from his childhood, his culture, and his travels in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. dishes range from a Rhode Island-style calamari with Korean gochujang aioli instead of the usual marinara sauce, to a mac and cheese plate served Mediterranean-style with Greek olives, spinach, and artichokes. There’s also garden-style mac and cheese, Black Angus burgers, Cuban sandwiches, a Cambridge-inspired salad, and even an Instagram-ready vegetable dish called the “Meze Hall.”“It’s a lot of flavors that are familiar to a lot of people. We’re calling the food contemporary American [because] what the face of America is now is a melting pot,” said Santos, who is Asian and Filipino-American and loves seeing what other cultures eat and how they cook it.The menu shows off Santos’ passion for homemade ingredients and dishes that are camera-ready. He buys local and cooks from scratch when he can. “The Toast” pops with a mix of colors from kale, radishes, red onions, and egg that tops it off. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich uses a house-made peach jam and is stuffed with Applewood bacon. French fries, sprinkled with a vibrant blend of red spices, come with a side of homemade barbecue sauce. All are perfectly made for social media.“Part of it is actually seeing it prepared properly and putting some love into it to have it look beautiful,” Santos said. “We take a minute or two extra just to make sure it’s done right.”,The Heights offers daily dinner and pasta specials, with five cooks behind the line flexing their creativity. Though according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics only about 40 percent of professional cooks in the U.S. are female, all five line cooks at The Heights are women. “In all my years of cooking this is actually the first time I’ve ever had a full female hot line,” Santos said. “When I was looking at these resumes I wasn’t looking at names, I wasn’t looking at gender, I was looking at skills, and I’m glad it worked out organically like this.”Along with food, the restaurant features a refreshing cocktail, beer, and wine menu Tuesdays through Fridays from 5 to 11:30 p.m. One cocktail, a creation of Santos’, is called the Bad Bunny. The drink, a twist on the Bloody Mary, uses carrot juice, vodka, and other ingredients.The vibe at The Heights is casual, and the elevated tableside view of the Charles and Allston make it unlike any other eatery in the Smith Campus Center. “It’s an amazing treat to come upstairs,” said Elizabeth Osgood, a Harvard employee there with colleagues for lunch.The restaurant is the seventh dining option brought in by Common Spaces, rounding out a well-balanced lineup in the Smith Center. The space is tucked away in the River View Commons wing of the 10th floor, which at least one person in the party must have a Harvard ID to access.So far, The Heights has been a welcome addition.Osgood had the day’s special, pulled-pork sliders. She said she had trouble deciding what to eat because “the menu is awesome.”Hana Seita, a Harvard College senior there with a classmate, agreed. “I like how there are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options,” she said. When the waiter arrived with her order — The Toast — Seita’s eyes widened. “Oh, wow!” she said. “It looks so good.”To learn more about The Heights, including the menu and times, visit its website. Smith Campus Center photography exhibit explores what diversity looks like