Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s news in briefEEF award for studentStudentKaty Earnshaw has beenawarded the ‘Best Contribution to the Business Award’ in the EEF’s Year in Industry scheme forher work with engineering firm Firth RixsonRings in Yorkshire. During a gapyear, Earnshaw implementedmajor changes to the shopfloor,made savings of more than £250,000 and improved relations between workers andmanagement. Earnshaw is nowtaking a degree in aerospace engineering, and Firth Rixson has already offered her a three-year contractafter university. T-Mobile attrition ratesInlast week’s coverage of shortlistedteams in the Deloitte Award for Innovation in Measuring Human Capital, westated that attrition rates atT-Mobile have fallen by 60 per cent. The figure should have said 6 per cent. Related posts:No related photos. In briefOn 14 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
View post tag: Aboard UK: Royal Navy’s Next Generation Helicopter Completes Trials Aboard HMS Iron Duke View post tag: HMS Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy’s Next Generation Helicopter Completes Trials Aboard HMS Iron Duke View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: generation View post tag: Duke View post tag: completes View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: trials Share this article View post tag: next View post tag: Iron View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Royal February 19, 2012 The Royal Navy’s next generation helicopter, Wildcat, has completed 20 days of demanding trials aboard HMS Iron Duke, laying the groundwork for future operations.Wildcat landed nearly 400 times on the frigate’s flight deck by day and night in various weather conditions as the ship sailed off the coasts of southern England and northern Scotland.The Portsmouth-based frigate sought the most challenging weather conditions around the UK as she took the Wildcat – successor to the long-serving Lynx – to sea to help write the rulebook for the new helicopter.From 2015, Wildcat will be the principal helicopter used by Royal Navy frigates, including Iron Duke and her Type 23 sisters, and destroyers on operations around the globe.Although Wildcat looks like the final variant of the Lynx Mk8, currently in service with the Fleet Air Arm, it is classed as a new aircraft – it handles differently for a start, not least thanks to new engines and the distinctive tail boom which marks Wildcat out from its forebears.As a result, a new rulebook has to be written to define what are known as ‘ship-helicopter operating limits’ – the guidelines for safe Wildcat operations by day and night in various weather conditions and with different payloads.For that, Wildcat needed to go to sea. It enjoyed two ten-day periods of trials aboard Iron Duke, one in mid-January, the second at the beginning of this month, ranging from the waters off the South Coast to the Western Approaches, Irish Sea and northern shores of Scotland as the frigate searched for suitable weather conditions to lay down the limits for safe Wildcat operations.In all, Wildcat touched down on Iron Duke’s flight deck 390 times, including 148 night landings – 76 of them using night-vision goggles.From Iron Duke’s viewpoint, the new helicopter certainly impressed. Commander Nick Cooke-Priest, the frigate’s Commanding Officer, said:“Wildcat is a very capable aircraft, a completely valued successor to the Lynx, and once fully mature will provide significantly enhanced capability to the maritime domain.”Prototype ZZ402 paid a brief visit to Iron Duke just before Christmas, when pilots and technicians tested some of the basics such as whether the flight deck recovery system could pull Wildcat into the hangar, did Wildcat fit in the hangar, can it be easily refuelled and rearmed and ‘talk’ to the frigate’s command systems, all of which were in the affirmative.The prototype’s two Fleet Air Arm test pilots assessed and scored the difficulty and workload required for each landing in each different weather condition or sea state, while a myriad of sensors recorded more than 4,000 different items of data from the helicopter’s engines, rotor and transmission.These included video feeds from all the crew positions, stresses and strains from all over the airframe and rotor blades, engine and gearbox parameters and undercarriage loadings.The crew scores and reams of data are now being analysed by experts (it’ll take them until towards the end of the year) to set the limits for day and night operations by Wildcat at sea in various conditions and with various payloads.In addition to the test pilots, two flight test engineers, aircraft and stress engineers, instrumentation experts and ship’s flight personnel (to carry out maintenance on the prototype and move it in and out of the frigate’s hangar) – a good 30 extra souls in all – squeezed aboard the Type 23, which was fitted with accurate ship motion and wind sensors for the tests.The trials team used the opportunity of operating Wildcat at sea for the first time to test its mission systems, night-vision cockpit and navigation systems, paving the way for the helicopter’s front line duties in three years’ time.Commander Cooke-Priest said that the helicopter is ‘ideally suited to the nature and breadth of naval operations’, and added that:“Commanders should be very excited by Wildcat’s potential.”While Wildcats work their way along the production line at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil factory, ZZ402 will continue her trials, including tests of radar, electro-optics and navigational kit, and conducting missile firings.The first of 28 naval variants of Wildcat is due to be delivered to its future home of Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton ten days before Christmas for trials with 700W Naval Air Squadron.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 19, 2012; Image: mod Training & Education
(Federated Media) The Michiana Walk to End Alzheimer’s is still happening next month, but it will be a little different. The event is still planned for Sunday, September 13.The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter says rather than hosting a large gathering, they encourage participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails.An Opening Ceremony will still feature local speakers and be digitally delivered to participants. You can find more information at http://alz.org/Indiana/walk Alzheimer’s Walk in September planned without a group event Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Previous articleUPDATE: Cass County crash turns fatalNext articleOne injured in early morning stabbing, police searching for suspect Tommie Lee Twitter By Tommie Lee – August 24, 2020 0 164
The investment into Whinny Hill, Catterick training area’s urban operations training facility, has created a more challenging training environment for the armed forces and emergency services personnel who use it. The upgrade has created a more realistic environment for troops carrying out modern day military training in the area.The new facility consists of 13 buildings constructed from purpose built reconfigurable containers. The single and two-storey buildings have a variety of access points and forced entry points. A further multi-storey building provides helicopter and rope access training.Working with BeaverFit Ltd and industry partner Landmarc Support Services, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) delivered the project in two phases, the first finished in October 2018 and the second completing this month. The facility remained operational throughout the construction period so that the impact on vital military training was minimised.Lt Col Mark Holden, Commander Defence Training Estate for the North Region, said:“DIO supports our armed forces by providing what they need to live, work and train. We have worked closely with experts and our partners to ensure that we deliver exactly what the military needs to provide enhanced training for their sailors, soldiers and airmen.“The new urban complex has been designed to meet the needs of military personnel now, and in the future, and we’re pleased that it’s now ready for use.”Claire Travis, Project Manager from Landmarc, commented:“The buildings have been designed with facades to add realism and internal room layouts that are reconfigurable to enable different challenges for defenders and attackers.“One of the key challenges was to ensure that the existing urban training facility remained operational whilst the project was delivered. This required close collaboration with DIO and our contractors to de-conflict the training areas during vehicle movements and the final delivery of the containers, which were manufactured off-site to provide a more flexible and cost-effective solution.”Major General Tim Hyams said:“We’re delighted to take into use the new urban training facility here in Catterick. This state-of-the-art facility will enable the delivery of realistic and challenging training to our soldiers.“Whinny Hill is the principal sub-unit urban training facility in the North of the UK and the enhancements made here will develop further our ability to prepare for operations in complex urban terrain.”ENDSNotes to editors Our work includes supporting operational units by providing and improving single living and service family accommodation; training areas and historic military sites. DIO actively manages these to ensure the needs of Defence are met, value for money is achieved, and its heritage is protected, and to achieve its environmental goals. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a vital role in supporting our armed forces by building, maintaining and servicing what the men and women who serve our country need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It is responsible for managing and maintaining land and properties, as well as providing related support services, to meet the current and future needs of the MOD and personnel at home and abroad, and to support current operations.
Exports sales of cakes have fallen 12.5% in the first nine months of 2018 – a decline of £23.9m year on year.The slump in cake sales came as total exports of food and drink rose 1.8%, according to Food and Drink Federation (FDF) data comparing January to September this year with the same period in 2017.UK cake exports were worth £166.8m this year, which is 12.5% below the £190.7m recorded a year ago and puts exports back in line with the £154.7m recorded in 2016. In the past quarter (July to September), cake exports have fallen 19.2%.A year ago, cake exports were benefitting from good sales to France and also a strong performance from Premier Foods’ overseas division, with Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake sales booming in Australia.This year, however, Premier reported that sales at its international business fell 9% year-on-year in the 26 weeks ended 29 September due to capacity issues that resulted in phasing shipments of Cadbury cakes to Australia. Premier also said sales had been impacted by wholesalers raising the price of some Premier products they export.In contrast to the decline in cake exports, overseas sales of UK bread products have risen 5.3% to £92.9m.In terms of total food and drink exports, sales to EU markets rose 4.1%, while sales to non-EU markets fell 1.8%. The EU accounts for 62.1% of the UK food and drink export market.“Despite the tumultuous times, UK food and drink exports continue to grow,” said FDF chief executive Ian Wright. “These results record a very creditable performance across many product categories and destination markets. However, it is clear that businesses must work even harder to deliver.”Graham Stuart, minister at the Department for International Trade, added that the recently launched UK Export Strategy set out support for businesses as the government looks to increase exports from 30% to 35% of gross domestic product.
Beloved jam group moe. has announced plans to return to New York City, hitting the Midtown venue PlayStation Theater on July 21st. As the show is scheduled during the first night of Phish’s newly announced thirteen night residency, moe. will be performing in the late night spot, treating fans to some post-Phish jammed out action. Their show is set to begin at 12:30 AM.The band’s last trip to NYC also occurred at the PlayStation Theater, when they visited the city for a three-night run last March. As moe. hails from Buffalo, the band has always found a second home within the Big Apple. Perhaps there is no greater evidence of this than their song “New York City,” in which they sing, “New York City, I’m coming home again!”moe. is currently on a winter tour, which started aboard Jam Cruise and wrapped around to venues throughout the Southeast. The band has been working some Allman Brothers material into their setlists, including recent covers of “Southbound” and “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” as well as a subtle politically themed setlist with transitions like “Captain America > Mexico.”The band continues their tour tonight, January 31st, and has a lot of big plans set for 2017, including the return of moe.down Music Festival. Between that event, scheduled tours, and this newly announced performance in NYC, there’s no telling just how big moe. is going to go in 2017! We’re excited. You can find details here.
Notre Dame students studying French will have a new study abroad option when the University offers a program in Africa in the spring of 2012. Dakar, the capital city of the West African nation of Senegal, will be added to the list of study abroad locations for next year’s applicants. The Office of International Studies (OIS) and the French Department worked to find a country outside of Europe with a francophone, or French-speaking, population. Senegal seemed to be a natural choice, not only linguistically, but also because of its rich history, Kathleen Opel, director of OIS, said. She said the combination of slave history and French language in the country provides for a unique and rewarding study abroad experience. “Students can improve their French and get an African perspective while living in a safe and vibrant city,” Opel said. “They can learn about the transition from colonization to a democracy.” Opel said Dakar also possesses cultural depth that pairs well with francophone and Africana studies. “I think this program could appeal to students who are interested in development and the arts,” she said. “There is a rich cultural tradition in Senegal, including dance and mask-making.” Opel also said the strong presence of Islam in the region would have an impact on students studying in Senegal, which is 90 percent Muslim. “That should prove to be an interesting dynamic,” she said. The program will be small, with only three to five students accepted. “We see this as a niche program. It is going to be relatively small with students who speak French and want an African perspective,” Opel said. Students applying to the program should demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the region, as it is very different from any of the other French language sites that are offered by OIS, she said. “It becomes very clear which students are more comfortable with a western program as opposed to one in Africa,” she said. “What the students tell us in the courses they take and their experiences will tell us if they are right for the region.” Students who study in Dakar will stay with a host family and take classes at a university with a mix of African and North American students. Students are required to take at least two semesters of French prior to studying in Dakar, and once in Senegal, there will be several requisite courses that will help acclimate students to the region, Opel said. “Depending on how students place into courses, they will have to take a French course and one in Wolof, the local language,” she said. “There is also a core course called Senegalese Culture and History.” Opel said travel will also play an integral role in the Dakar program, especially in relation to the history of slavery in the country. “Throughout the semester, there are trips such as one to Gorée Island, where slaves were kept once they were brought from different parts of Africa,” she said. In addition to their time in the capital, students will also have a special opportunity to travel to rural areas. Overall, she said the opportunities for travel, the history and the culture of Dakar will help make the program unique.
At this week’s Student Senate, University Director of Auxiliary Services Scott Kachmarik discussed the addition of eight off-campus vendors that have agreed to accept Domer Dollars at their locations. The vendors include Let’s Spoon, Bigby Coffee, Einstein Bagels, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Domino’s, Papa John’s and Five Guys. Looking to the future, Kachmarik said he hopes to add locations such as Target, Meijer, 7/11, Martin’s, dorm snack shacks and even cab companies, although certain items will be excluded, like alcohol and tobacco. “We are very pleased to say that as of today we have eight merchants off-campus,” Kachmarik said. “Chipotle is our hottest place. You guys seem to eat a lot of Chipotle. Five Guys originally didn’t commit, but after seeing the success of Chipotle they wanted in. I guess the consumer has spoken.” “We started looking at proximity first, the places that students will use most often. We hope it’s a convenience and that it is working for all of you. We’re going to see how it’s going for us then take it to the next step next fall when I think we’re really going to hit it big.” In order to give more power to the ID card, Kachmarik said the campus card office has been working to combine the student card office in the basement of South Dining Hall with the faculty and staff office on the second floor of Grace Hall. “As of Jan. 1 we have consolidated offices,” Kachmarik said. “We’re looking to create new office space, maybe some self-service kiosks to replace those cards lost at midnight, so that it is just a one-stop shop.” Kachmarik expressed his enthusiasm at the recent accomplishments, especially considering their extended timeline. “We’ve been hearing this request for a while and have always wanted to accommodate it,” Kachmarik said. “What led to the ability to have Domer Dollars off-campus is the organizational shift occurring in the ID card office.” Yiting Zheng, director of the department of campus technology, and Matt Mahan, technology commissioner of Fisher Hall, presented a plan for changes taking place on campus. “We talked to the OIT Help Desk and we were able to set up a system to have one to two technology commissioners for each dorm,” Zheng said. Mahan said the unpaid position provides technology help for solving simple problems like printing and connecting to the internet. “The technology liaison is trained through the OIT Help Desk,” Mahan said. “Basically their job is to give a [Freshman Orientation] presentation to their hall explaining technology on campus. That seemed to be the highlight of the system since it provided everyone with the basic information.” Zheng said this position is intended to serve as a medium between students and the OIT Help Desk. “The reason we created this position is because in the past freshmen were wary to approach an OIT help desk,” Zheng said. “They were scared or felt stupid asking for help, but now that it’s a peer, hopefully they will feel more comfortable.” Since this was the pilot year, Zheng said certain dorms, like Zahm House and Morrissey Manor, were unable to find volunteers for the position, but their goal for next year is to have at least one liaison for every dorm.
Tags: business college, college of business, Mendoza, mendoza cap, mendoza college of business, Notre Dame In order to maintain students’ ability to pursue both business and non-business courses, the University will cap enrollment in the Mendoza College of Business to 550 students per graduating class, starting with incoming freshmen in fall 2015.Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Enrollment Donald Bishop said the policy shift was due to concerns by the Admissions office and the administrations of the Colleges that “evidence of potential growth” in the number of business major intents could shut out non-business students from business courses.Under the current policy, there is no limit to the number of students who can become business majors at any point after their sophomore year. But under the new policy, students intending to major in business must apply for “pre-approval” through the Admissions office to enroll in the business school at the end of their first years, Bishop said.Those who are not pre-approved will be able to compete for a limited number of spots after the beginning of their sophomore year. This process will be open to students who transfer from other universities, who were previously not allowed to transfer into Mendoza, he said.“The Notre Dame philosophy is we want all of our students to be as liberally educated as possible, which means some of our non-business majors taking business courses can be viewed as a strong good,” Bishop said. “To restrict those opportunities because of expected growth in business beyond traditional business class size — we think that’s a negative trade-off.”Dean of the First Year of Studies and Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Rev. Hugh Page said capping enrollment will keep business class sizes small. This way non-business students can continue to take business classes.“We’re ensuring … that we have both a way to provide educational opportunities for those who have early on identified business as their desired intent, and also sufficient seats for students at other colleges who would like to explore business or who have a supplementary business education in addition to the majors or minors that they have already declared,” Page said.Dean of Mendoza Dr. Roger Huang said the enrollment cap will also allow faculty to maintain close relationships with students, as well as preserve cross-college programs such as the Science-Business major and the Business Economics minor.“One half of our required credit hours are taken outside the business school,” Huang said. “If the business school grows to such a point that other schools are impacted, students won’t have the same choices. Even within the business school we’d like students to have not just one major.”Bishop said the increasing demand for the business school, with 1,888 students enrolled in the 2011-2012 school year, could be due to misperceived career options for the various undergraduate majors as a result of the 2008-2009 economic recession.“What we’re seeing … is this student cohort that’s a little more determined to identify more specific career path planning, and to some degree that can be channeled in a very positive way, provided that they have the sophistication and the information to look at all their choices,” Bishop said. “We think that most high school seniors don’t have the access yet to the information they need to make career choices.”To remedy this, Page said the admissions office and the First Year of Studies are working to provide more information to high school students and freshmen on the different paths to a career in business besides a business major.“We want to map our more clearly students’ relationship with the University,” Page said. “We want to make information more clear and put a greater emphasis on mentoring, to discourage decisions out of fear.”