News in brief

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This month’s e-learning news in brief– New management essays by authors such as Charles Handy, Peter Drucker andHenry Mintzberg are being converted into 700 bite-sized chunks for theLearningmatters electronic resource, a collection which features 1,700 softskills management solutions. Existing users of the resource include BUPA,Compass Group and Boots the Chemist.– NETg, part of the Thomson Corporation, has made its biggest-sellingcourse, the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), available in French,German, Italian and Spanish. In the UK alone, 450,000 people are registered onor have completed the test.– TATA Interactive Systems has developed a new e-learning technology calledSimulation-Based Learning Objects in association with the University of Phoenixin Arizona. It has already produced six generic e-learning programmes using thetechnology covering topics such as marketing and inventory management.– IT services company Bytes Technology is launching the E-learningExcellence Awards for the UK legal profession. Two awards will be presented:the User Acceptance Award, for the company that has achieved the highesttake-up of a learning programme in line with the firm’s business or ITobjectives, and the Innovation Award, presented to the firm that candemonstrate how it has used e-learning to achieve a pre-defined objective. News in briefOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

The County’s New Pool Facility

first_imgPopular outdoor pool and recreation center well attended By Laura D. KolnoskiTINTON FALLS – The former Fort Monmouth Teen Center and Swimming Pool on Guam Lane is now officially the property of Monmouth County.Despite being open to the public for the first time this summer, the public recreational facility had high attendance with 6,500 using the outdoor pool, mostly by camps and members of the public, from June 8 through August 30.“2015 was a great summer for Fort Monmouth because we were able to provide an affordable way for families to cool off,” said Recreation Supervisor Jenn Troisi. “We are looking forward to an even busier 2016 summer season.” The outdoor pool is scheduled to reopen June 4, 2016.Both sites were targeted for county use by Freeholder Lillian Burry shortly after the fort was closed by the U.S. Army. In addition to being the county’s representative on FMERA, she is also the freeholder liaison to the county parks department.“The county is absolutely delighted with the pool and recreation center facility,” Burry said. “We had remarkable usage this summer. The feedback from the public has been very positive.” Before the vote, she read a statement from the Monmouth County Parks Commissioners endorsing the transfer stating, “The facility has been discovered by residents who are coming out in great numbers.” This summer, the pool was open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. on weekends.Amenities in the main building include classrooms, a gymnasium, and a game room, now offering programs including arts and crafts, sports, exercise classes, and special events.For fall, the recreation center opens at 7:30 a.m. and is open Monday-Thursday nights until 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. depending on the programs, said Recreation Program Coordinator Ann Mary Sage. A new Pickleball program is offered on Friday nights. The center is generally open on Saturdays and Sundays until 3:30 p.m. and can be booked for birthday parties.“We have begun adding more one-time programs for families, as this seems to be popular, including our new Candy Bar Bingo,” Sage said. “We are reaching out to ‘tweens with Friday Night Rocks on selected Fridays, where we will have the climbing wall, gym activities, snacks, and music.” Other new programs include Krav Maga, Kung Fu, children’s technology classes including 3D Design and Printing, Fencing, and Art Classes for individuals with memory loss.A recent unanimous vote by members of the Fort Monmouth Economic Redevelopment Authority (FMERA) formalized the conveyance of the facility to the county Department of Parks and Recreation in exchange for ongoing in-kind services and infrastructure repairs.The indoor portion of the facility opened to the public last year, but pool use was limited to camp programs as repairs progressed.The county’s in-kind work included road and traffic light improvements at the intersection of Hope and Corregidor Roads, repair of the center’s HVAC system, roof leaks, the addition of handicapped-accessible ramps, and more, valued at $280,817. Future work totaling another $221,828 includes road repaving, landscaping, and upkeep of recreational and passive open space, storm sewer maintenance and repair, and excavation projects.The Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering, which opened a satellite location at the fort’s former motor pool over a year ago, has been assisting with a variety of maintenance and repair work at Fort Monmouth. The motor pool was acquired via a similar arrangement between FMERA and the county.For more information, visit read more

Nitros score twice in the third to double Leafs 4-2

first_imgTyler Garcia tied the game in the second period on the power play before Rayce Miller once again restored Nelson’s lead.Jason Richter tied the game before the period ended with a the second power play goal of the game for Kimberley.Nelson out shot the Nitros 35-20 in the contest but ran into a red-hot Tyson Brouwer in the Kimberley nets. Nelson goalie Brett Soles lost for the first time this season in the Leaf nets.Eric Buckley and Jonas Gordon each had two assists for Kimberley.The Leafs, dropping to 3-1-1-1 on the season hosts Sicamous Eagles at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the NDCC Arena.Kimberley returns home to host the Castlegar Rebels Saturday at the Civic Centre. Former Kootenay Ice forward Coy Prevost scored twice in the third period to spark the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 4-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday at the NDCC Arena.Prevost, who led the BC Major Midget Hockey League Ice last season with 11 goals and 25 assists for 36 points, snapped a 2-2 tie with his first of two in the game two minutes into the third period before adding an empty-net marker late in the contest.Nelson twice took one-goal leads in the first and second periods.Branden Chow opened the scoring for Nelson in the first period.last_img read more

Spring is in the air, and so is Golf

first_imgSo you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.“Winter was great,” said Balfour club professional Craig Wilkinson on the eve of the opening.“All the greens are looking good and the fairways for the most part at this time of the year are looking awesome.” Wilkinson said in during his four-year career at Balfour, this is the second earliest opening for the course that usually tees off on the season in April.Balfour opens Friday with all holes available for play.At Nelson, players took to the course Thursday as the 2015 season saw its earliest opening in years.Wilkinson said Balfour hosts Men’s night Tuesday with Ladies day every Thursday.Senior’s Day is Wednesday mornings.At Granite, Tuesday is Ladies Day with Seniors going Wednesday morning.Thursday is Men’s Night Granite Pointe.Around the West Kootenay, golfers in the Silver City area have been on the course since March 17 while Castlegar players will need to wait until April 3 before teeing up the ball.Redstone in Rossland has yet to confirm opening day.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 10, 2016)–Second to his front-running stablemate early, Hronis Racing’s Baccelo took command leaving the quarter pole and skated to an impressive 1 ¾ length win in Friday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Ridden by Joe Talamo and trained by John Sadler, Baccelo got a flat mile in 1:34.11.Breaking from post position three, Brazilian-bred Baccelo sat second, just to the outside of Kristo, who was ridden by Tyler Baze. Turning for home, even money favorite Dream Team, with Rafael Bejarano up, was a close third to the winner’s outside, but could only manage a third place finish.Winless in his last 10 starts, Baccelo was off at 6-1 and paid $15.80, $5.80 and $2.80. Claimed three starts back for $62,500 on March 3, he was one of two horses in a field of six 3-year-olds and up that was in for an optional $62,500 tag, and he was claimed today by owner/trainer David Jacobson.A 6-year-old gelding, Baccelo improved his overall mark to 24-4-7-3 and with the winner’s share of $36,000, increased his earnings to $201,082.Kristo, who was also owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, stayed gamely for the place, outrunning Dream Team by 2 ¾ lengths.Dream Team, who came off a rousing 3 ¼ length first condition allowance win at Los Alamitos on May 1, lacked the necessary punch through the lane and finished third, three quarters of a length in front of longshot Just Kidding. Dream Team paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.17, 46.11, 1:09.60 and 1:21.70.First live post time for an 11-race card on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day at Santa Anita is at 12 noon. Admission gates will open at 8 a.m.last_img read more

Rajya Sabha extends Lokpal select committee till winter session

first_imgThe government has made it official that the controversial Lokpal Bill would not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session. The Rajya Sabha on Friday approved an extension to the Lokpal select committee till the winter session. The key decision was made in the House in the few minutes that it functioned before it was adjourned over Coalgate till Monday. Headlines Today had earlier reported that the government had no intention of tabling the Bill in the Upper House in the monsoon session as it was not listed in the business. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal, however, had said on August 9 that the Bill could be tabled in the Rajya Sabha if the select committee submitted its report by September 3. With the BJP disrupting Parliament proceedings for the eighth consecutive day, both the Houses were adjourned soon after the noon till Monday.last_img read more

Australian Men’s Squad visit a success

first_imgWe had only just recovered from the return of the ark…. torrential rain, flooding and being cut off from the rest of the civilisation when the god’s descended upon us. It was a day the likes of none I had ever been blessed with the opportunity to witness.Names that will echo in the halls of touch history came to play the greatest sport on earth on a hot balmy weekend in Townsville….. Shuker, Sonda, Day-Berg Muir and Jones just to name a few. Little words can be used to describe how great these God’s were. Their grace, speed and skill (although lacking somewhat on Saturday morning!!!) came to the front on the shores of the great Coral Sea on Saturday afternoon. The 200 willing spectators got a first hand view of the best that the game has on offer.  Chris “Fazz” Farrow put on a try scoring performance, while Drummy and Sonda threw long balls from one end of the Strand Park to the other.  The game could only be described as the most free following game of touch most of the spectators would ever had the opportunity to witness (the fact that there were six referees on the game was a great contributor to this).On a more serious note, the weekend in general was a great success and I’m very pleased to still hear players and people that came down to watch the weekend talking about it.  But by far the most pleasing aspect was that at the recent NTL in Port Macquarie, North Queensland players had the opportunity to catch up with the Australian players and talk about the weekend (something that North Queensland players, except for the very elite, would never have had the opportunity to do). Tony Trad played assistant coach for 2 games, to the North Queensland Open Women at the recent NTL, something that the players and coaching staff were extremely thrilled to have occur.The weekend ran extremely smoothly. On Friday afternoon the team was slit into 2. 1 team visited Kirwan High School and the other William Ross High School. Players conducted drills and training sessions at both schools, photos were taken and players signed whatever the kids put in front of them.Saturday started slowly….it was extremely hot! Tony Trad conducted a coaching session with the Level 2 course attendants and about 25 local coaches. Tony gave an overview of the game as he saw it and then conducted a training session with the Australian men for the coaches to view. Generally most coaches got a great appreciation of where their own limitations lay and general areas of how to improve or bring up to speed the team they are coaching with the latest policies and techniques.Saturday afternoon saw the team head down to Queens Park to conduct a kids coaching clinic. 60 kids of varying ages were run through skill drills, small games and passing techniques.  I think the Aussie men had more fun than the kids as they ran around showing off, the willing and encouraging group of youngsters just watched on in awe.  Again the kids had the chance to have photo’s taken, receive signed touch balls and generally have a chat to the guys after they finished.I think the highlight of the weekend for the players was being drafted into the local Men’s 1st division teams and being able to play within these teams. Both Sharks and Frogs presented their drafted team players with club uniforms as a memento of their time in Townsville. The Aussie team did a great job of backing up after a full day of activity to participate in a game against an invitational Townsville team. Under lights about 300 players and spectators again got to witness the best that Australian Touch has to offer.Sunday morning for 3 lucky young players was probably the highlight of their touch career.  Betty, Alan and Lochie got warm-up, train and play with the Aussie men’s team. They were given playing shirts, subbed off and on and were involved in the half time and full time debriefs.All-in-all the weekend was a huge success and well received by all. This isn’t to say that there weren’t a number of things that could have been done better or improved upon for next time.  General notice period could have been better, organization of the player’s time and commitments could be improved, allowing the players to have greater recovery time.  The heat had a major impact on the players and for next time a winter timing would be far more suitable. The lack of support from regional areas outside Townsville also needs to be improved.I will finish on a really positive note and say that we could not have hoped to have hosted a better bunch of guys. They conducted themselves in an outstanding manner on and off the field.  They made themselves available to the kids, players, coaches, parents and anyone else that wanted their attention. A big thank you to Gavin Shuker, who without this opportunity would never have been possible and also to Tony Trad and TFA for considering and supporting the concept.Now we have a great relationship with the coaching staff and players I believe that we have the opportunity to have more programs like this come North Queensland’s way.Thanks to Anita Hagarty for providing the article content.last_img read more

a month agoJake Cain pens Liverpool pro terms

first_imgJake Cain pens Liverpool pro termsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder is part o the U18s and the club’s UEFA Youth League squad.Cain has been lauded for his creative ability and eye for goal, which has seen him bag three goals for this season already.The Wigan native has been with the Reds since the age of nine. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 days ago​Bournemouth midfielder Billing ready for Denmark debut

first_img​Bournemouth midfielder Billing ready for Denmark debutby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is ready to make his debut for Denmark.The 23-year-old, who has shown for the Cherries in the Premier League in the first eight games of this season, has not played for his country yet.He is now on his third call up, and he is hoping that it will be the moment that allows him to get on the pitch for Denmark for the first time.Denmark play Luxembourg in a friendly tomorrow evening.Billing told the Daily Echo: “If I got my debut now it would be about time to be fair!”I’ve been there a few times and it would be nice to get my debut for my country and that’s what you dream of since being a kid. Hopefully it will happen this time.”You never know whether it’s going to be this time or not, but all I can do is work hard and see what happens.”It’s positive to be in there (the squad), but obviously I’m not just happy to get called up. I want to play as well, that’s why I’m there and hopefully this time I will get my debut.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 hours agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Laird worth his place

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Laird worth his placeby Paul Vegas20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Ethan Laird is worth his place for tonight’s Europa League trip to Partizan Belgrade.Solskjaer, in an interview with United’s official website, spoke about Laird’s qualities and what he’ll bring to the side.”He’s been injured a little while and now is on his way back,” said the Norwegian.”He’s a full-back in the mould that we want: he’s physical, he’s quick, he’s strong, technical as well driving forward with it.”So we thought it was the time for him now to get this experience and we believe he can kick on in his career.” last_img read more