Several Upcoming Free Webinars From Purdue Women in Agriculture

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Several Upcoming Free Webinars From Purdue Women in Agriculture SHARE The Purdue Women in Agriculture team has several upcoming webinars for your benefit that are free of charge. The first is next Wednesday, January 13th, from 12:30-1:30pm EST and features Heather Tallman, program director for Indiana Grown. The webinar is titled, “The In’s & Out’s of the Indiana Grown Program”. You can register for the event here.The second free webinar is Wednesday, Jan. 20th, at 12:30pm titled “First Steps in Succession Planning”. The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team will share tips and first steps for transferring management and ownership to the next generation in this webinar.“Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) Uses for Your Farm” will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 12:30pm. Purdue Ag & Natural Resources Extension Educators, Crystal Van Pelt and Bill Horan, will share basic tips for utilizing UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in your farming operations.Then on Friday, Feb. 12, at 12pm, join them to learn more about the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project. The Big Pine Creek Watershed, with an 80+% row crop agriculture land use, is an exciting example of diverse partnerships working together to improve cropland and improve water quality downstreams. Learn how you can help your local watershed, and learn about the success that has occurred with the Big Pine Creek Watershed in this free webinar.  Several Upcoming Free Webinars From Purdue Women in Agriculture By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 7, 2021 Previous articleHeightened COVID-Related Measures Slow Product Movement Into ChinaNext articleStabenow Expected to Lead Senate Ag Committee Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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No. 22 Women’s Basketball blows past Cyclones, 75-52

first_imgRobbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Robbie Vaglio What to watch during quarantine ReddIt TCU vs Kansas women’s basketball at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on January 20, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! + posts Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: January 31, 2018Next articleEquestrian earns major victory over Texas A&M Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed printNo. 22 TCU women’s basketball dominated Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum Tuesday night behind a career-best 25 points from junior forward Jordan Moore to win their seventh consecutive game, 75-52. The seven-game win streak is TCU’s first since 2011.Moore’s outing was her best in a Big 12 game. She converted on 8-14 field goals and was a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line while also recording six rebounds on the night. TCU sophomore guard Amber Ramirez added 12 points and a team-high three assists. Senior guard Toree Thompson returned to action after missing the last two games and scored eight points.Jordan Moore celebrates a made basket. Photo courtesy: GoFrogs.comThe Horned Frogs played exceptional defense against the Cyclones, forcing 36 percent shooting and a 6-24 three-point field goal percentage.“I think our extended pressure was beneficial to us defensively and took them out of some operating areas offensively,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said. “I think that was something we really felt like we needed to do because they execute so well and shoot the ball so well.”TCU’s defense helped separate the two squads during the second quarter. The Horned Frogs held Iowa State scoreless during the final four minutes of the second quarter and extended their lead to 14 points. Moore then scored the first seven points of either team in the third quarter, pushing TCU’s lead to 21 points.TCU held the Cyclones to 11 points and 3-13 shooting in the third quarter and led by as many as 26 points.Iowa State came out of the gates in the fourth quarter on fire, opening on a 10-0 run to cut their deficit to 15 points. The Horned Frogs kept their composure and kept the Cyclones scoreless for over seven minutes to seal the deal.TCU’s presence on the boards was a major factor in the victory, as well. The Frogs out-rebounded Iowa State 41-24 with 13 offensive rebounds, good for 18 second-chance points to Iowa State’s four.At 16-5, the Horned Frogs have their best record through 21 games since 2010, the last season TCU women’s basketball played in the NCAA Tournament.The Horned Frogs will travel to Austin for their next contest. Tipoff against the No. 8 Texas Longhorns is set for noon for the first meeting between the two squads since TCU’s shocking upset over then-No. 7 Texas. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter ReddItlast_img read more

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Journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison

first_img News Receive email alerts News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive RSF_en Organisation A former journalist for the local weekly II Meridiano, Massimiliano Melilli, was sentenced on appeal to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a 100 000 euro fine for defamation by a court in Trieste, north-east Italy.Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the 24 February sentence, in a letter to Justice Minister Roberto Castelli, pointing out that under recommendations by the UN Human Rights Commission and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, prison sentences should not be imposed for press offences.”Although the party who believes itself defamed is obviously entitled to reparation, it is however unthinkable that a journalist should be imprisoned, in the one of the founding countries of the European Union, for having written an article,” said the international press freedom organisation. “Locking up this journalist would be a real disgrace for Italy and for Europe,” it added, calling for urgent reform of Italian legislation on defamation.The offending articles, published on 9 and 16 November 1996, reported on rumours of “erotic parties” supposedly attended by Trieste high society. The journalist especially focused on Rosanna Illy, wife of the then mayor, now president of the Frioul-Vénétie region, Riccardo Illy, but without actually naming her. Rosanna Illy denied the allegations and had sued for libel, saying that the journalist had distorted her remarks, in an interview carried by Il Meridiano.At the lower court on 1st June 2000, Massimiliano Melilli and Francesco Paticchio, the newspaper’s editor in chief, were sentenced to 18 months in prison, although the prosecution had called for a six-month sentence. On appeal, Paticchio was discharged because of his poor state of health. Melilli appealed to the Court of Cassation.Reporters Without Borders recalled that Italian courts handed down prison sentences for defamation in 2001, against Stefano Surace, former managing editor of the weekly Le Ore, and in 2002, against Raffaele Jannuzzi, former journalist on the daily Il Giornale di Napoli. Help by sharing this information News ItalyEurope – Central Asia February 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison November 23, 2020 Find out more ItalyEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News December 2, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Italy “Locking up this journalist would be a real disgrace for Italy and forEurope”, said Reporters Without Borders. Shocked by an 18-monthprison sentence against Massimiliano Melilli, it has called for urgentreform of Italian legislation. to go further November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Foothill Family Receives Grant Award from Kaiser Permanente to Support Children and Families Along Healthy Paths

first_imgHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Giving Back Foothill Family Receives Grant Award from Kaiser Permanente to Support Children and Families Along Healthy Paths From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 3:38 pm Subscribe Top of the News Business News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center awarded a $10,000 grant to Foothill Family, headquartered in Pasadena, Calif. The grant provides essential counseling and support services for children and families (i.e. under/uninsured) whose behaviors make them prone to higher rates of mental illness.Foothill Family is deeply committed to empowering children and their families to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school, and work,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family’s Chief Executive Officer. “Receiving a grant from this generous foundation reinforces our belief that strong families are the cornerstones of thriving communities. It all starts with family.”The grant from Kaiser Permanente will provide Therapeutic Family Services to approximately 200 low-income children and their families throughout the San Gabriel Valley including individual, group, and/or family counseling to help address the mental health, emotional and behavioral issues they face as a result of mental illness, including: pressures of life, family, and employment. Foothill Family’s Therapeutic Family Services goals are two-fold: (1) to help children avoid high-risk behaviors (i.e. teen pregnancy and substance abuse), aiding in their social and emotional development; and, (2) to help parents/caregivers and/or families address issues including: family dysfunction, stress, and, depression; resulting from prolonged exposure to poverty and unhealthy family environments.“We believe that our support and collaboration with local partners like Foothill Family is key to helping improve the overall health of our community,” explained Mario Ceballos, community benefit manager at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “This is just one of the many ways in which our medical center hopes to create the positive impact we all envision for our communities.”About Foothill FamilyFoothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in Southern California. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early child development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 23,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org.About Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical CenterThe Los Angeles Medical Center is Kaiser Permanente’s tertiary center of excellence in Southern California. LAMC offers a wide range of specialty care services, featuring 40 Centers of Excellence, including complex neurosurgery, pediatrics, comprehensive cancer care, and one of the largest cardiac surgery programs in the western United States. LAMC is also an academic medical institution where highly trained doctors mentor and teach new generations of resident physicians and caregivers. LAMC currently hosts approximately 300 active medical research projects across a range of disciplines. More than 750,000 patients visit LAMC a year. For more information, visit kp.org/losangeles.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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RapidMiner Partners with Hivecell to Enable Real-Time AI at the Edge

first_img Pinterest BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– RapidMiner, a data science platform enabling data loving people of all skill levels to rapidly create and operate enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for maximum business impact, today announced a partnership with Hivecell, the Edge-as-a-Service company, to allow users to rapidly create and operate models with streaming data from the edge. Hivecell is the premiere Platform-as-a-Service for edge computing, offering simple, scalable solutions that take the compute power out of the cloud and place it at the true edge. Edge computing solves the latency and delay problems that occur when organizations rely solely on the cloud, enabling businesses to deploy compute power to thousands of locations outside of data centers. Hivecell takes computer power to the next level with stackable units at edge sites that collect the data generated from Internet-connected devices and process it on-site, only sending relevant data back to the cloud. “There is a massive need for the ability to execute machine learning at the edge, especially under rugged conditions where it may be difficult to connect to central data centers or where comms costs are prohibitive,” said Fred Gedling VP of Corporate Development at RapidMiner. “Whether on a factory floor, at the point of sale, underground or at sea, intelligence at the true edge becomes real. By partnering with Hivecell, our users will now be able to use models built with the RapidMiner platform to enable AI-optimized decision-making wherever needed.” With this integration, the RapidMiner platform can be easily integrated into the Hivecell architecture, allowing Hivecell users to pool together data and build models centrally. These RapidMiner models are then pushed back out to the units at the edge for swift implementation and execution, guiding effective device- and location-specific decision making. Hivecell and RapidMiner together create a true Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) edge solution. “Hivecell allows data scientists to store and crunch data on-premise and deploy that data instantly, with an ultimate goal of pushing computing to the true edge, which is wherever our users happen to be,” said Jeffrey Ricker, co-founder and CEO of Hivecell. “We’re excited to partner with RapidMiner so that our users can also run and execute machine learning models on-site, allowing them to make predictions and execute solutions swiftly without the need of a large technical team.” For businesses in environmentally intensive industries, AIoT solutions offer unique benefits to address the challenges of operating in such conditions:Lower operating costs: AIoT enables smarter, proactive repair of field and production equipment at lower risk with less production downtime.Reduced risk: Using AIoT to improve product quality and production processes reduces the risk of product failure and health, safety and environmental liabilities.Better customer experience: Greater reliability of products and service networks created by AIoT makes for a better customer experience and happier, more loyal customers.Increased revenue: Improving product design by using AIoT to understand usage, predict and prevent problems drives greater demand from the market and higher revenues. To learn more about RapidMiner and its partnership with Hivecell, visit rapidminer.com. About RapidMiner RapidMiner is reinventing enterprise AI so that anyone has the power to positively shape the future. We’re doing this by enabling data loving people of all skill levels across the enterprise to rapidly create and operate AI solutions for immediate business impact. We offer a full lifecycle platform that unifies data prep, machine learning, and model operations with a user experience that provides depth for data scientists and simplifies complex tasks for everyone else. The RapidMiner Center of Excellence methodology and the RapidMiner Academy ensures customers are successful, no matter their experience or resource levels. More than 40,000 organizations in over 150 countries rely on RapidMiner to increase revenue, cut costs, and reduce risk. Learn more here. About Hivecell Hivecell is the Edge-as-a-Service company redefining the category of edge computing with easy-to-deploy, future-proofed, technology agnostic solutions empowering companies to scale infinitely and save massive amounts of resources in their management and processing of big data. It takes compute power out of the data center and places it at the true edge, enabling companies to efficiently manage thousands of remote locations without the use of a huge IT team and at 50 percent of the cost of traditional cloud providers. To learn more visit, www.hivecell.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005627/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Cori Hays Matter Communications 971-361-9604 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOFTWARE SOURCE: RapidMiner Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Budget: Concern for older people as they lose 6 weeks fuel allowance

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News Twittercenter_img Previous articleBudget:Farmers see reductions in Rep3 and Disadvantaged area schemesNext articleListen to Deputy Thomas Pringle’s response to Taoiseach’s address News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Age Action says its very concerned by the Government’s decision to reduce the fuel season by six weeks.Chief Executive Eamon Timmins says it’s “extremely worrying” for the poorest of old people.He says the cold can kill – and it’s a year round problem:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/16timmbudget.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Budget: Concern for older people as they lose 6 weeks fuel allowance WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny By News Highland – December 5, 2011 last_img read more

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Letterkenny General Manager says last nights flooding nowhere near as bad as last year

first_imgNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – August 6, 2014 Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleMichaela Mc Collum set to be transferred from Peru to NINext articleFenlon confirmed as new hoops boss News Highland Twitter The Manager of Letterkenny General has played down the flooding at the hospital last night.An investigation has been opened after the Emergency Department was closed for three hours last night after torrential rain.The carpark was deluged by water which then flowed into the waiting area of the Department.Management have said ‘considerably less’ damage was caused than last year when over 40 million euro was needed to repair the facility.And Hospital Manager, Shaun Murphy says positives can be taken from last night:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/shaunm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Letterkenny General Manager says last nights flooding nowhere near as bad as last yearlast_img read more

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Pike BOE approves personnel changes

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike BOE approves personnel changes Skip Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson • Accepted the resignation of Kristie Garner, English, Goshen High School, retroactive to Oct. 12.• Accepted the resignation of Melissa Davis, SPED aide, Pike County Elementary School, retroactive to Oct. 3.• Approved the resignation of Betsy Paul, ARI Aide, Banks, retroactive to Oct. 7• Approved the employment of Susan Maddox, kindergarten aide, PCES. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Approval was also given for Wanda Corley to attend the Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators Fall Leadership Conference, Oct. 23-26 in Birmingham.In personnel action, the board:• Approved maternity leave for Ansley Godwin, Nov. 14-Dec. 16. The Pike County Board of Education met Monday and approved an agenda of new business and personnel changes.The board approved permission for Dr. Donnella Carter to attend the Alabama Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Fall conference, Oct. 23-26 in Birmingham.Permission was granted for Cindy Boswell to attend the CLAS Secretaries Conference Nov. 29 and 30 in Birmingham and the Chalkable Annual Conference January 17-20 in Pointe Clear. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2016 Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel • Approved the employment of Frankie Hubbard, sixth greade teacher, PCES/• Approved the employment of Pamela Jaye Robinson, English teacher, Goshen High School.• Approved the  employment of Annie Fenn, SPED aide, PCES.• Approved the employment of Michael Dunn, bus driver.• Approved the employment of Paige Gray, bus driver.• Approved the voluntary transfer of Tomika Perry, aide GES to ARI aide, Banks• Approved permission to continue stipends for LCD/MDC coaches LaToya Gray and Cheryl Watson.• Approved volunteer status for Cynthia Savage, GHS band.• Approved volunteer status for Whitley Golson, PCHS football. You Might Like PCHS volleyball ends season in playoffs The Pike County Lady Bulldogs’ volleyball season came to an end on Monday as they lost in straight sets to… read more By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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Body talk

first_imgThenew Institute of Training and Occupational Learning aims to reinstate trainingas a profession in its own right, rather than as a sub-division of HRmanagement. Director Jeffrey Brooks explains how the new body will differ fromthe alternativesTheInstitute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL) has been developed as aresult of discussions within a group of practising trainers who have informallynetworked over a number of years to aid their own development. We had becomeincreasingly frustrated by what we saw as a lack of support and encouragementfor the recognition and development of training as a distinct profession ratherthan a subsumed and minor part of HR management.Listeningto our ourselves – and to the wider rumblings of discontent about these issuesfrom other trainers – and waiting in vain for someone else to take theinitiative, we were eventually forced to conclude that we would have to dosomething about it ourselves.Theinstitute was set up in February with myself as full-time director based inStockport, Cheshire. I am taking a year out of my own training consultancy toestablish ITOL.Hereto stayWebelieve we are here to stay. We have the funds to sustain the institute for oneyear irrespective of membership take-up rate. However, we need to have reacheda critical mass of membership by the beginning of next year to finance thefollowing year’s operations.Initialresponse has been most encouraging with lots of membership information requestsand applications together with a number of messages of support including somefrom rather surprising sources.Sowhat is different about ITOL and what would encourage trainers to join? Isuppose the first thing that needs to be said is that we believe ITOL is theonly body of its kind in the UK solely committed to trainers and developmentpractitioners. This means that our membership may be drawn from people workingas trainers in industry, commerce or the armed forces, from training anddevelopment consultants and from those working in vocational education infurther or higher education.CommonlinkItis a wide audience and it involves people working in a wide variety of rolesand operational circumstances but the common link throughout is that they allhelp others to learn and are interested in how to make that learning processmore effective. Many have looked at other professional institutions such as theIPD, but have been discouraged by membership criteria which prevents their entryon the grounds that their qualifications or experience are too narrowly focusedon training and development.Thatseems as silly to us as asking a marine engineer to widen their studies toinclude dancing skills because they may at some point have to work on a cruiseship.Wewant ITOL members to be focused on training and development. People do notquestion the notion that teaching is a profession, so why not training? What isthe difference apart from the age of the learners?Incidentally,I could see the potential benefit in certain marine engineers having dancingskills but that would be as a job-specific skill, not as a requirement of theprofession.ITOL’smembership entrance criteria form another distinguishing feature. We have threegrades of membership: Fellow, Member and Associate Member. Our approach differsin that in addition to the role and experience requirements, the professionalqualifications required at each membership level are different. Atthe level of Fellow, we require essentially an NVQ Level 5 or post-graduatequalification, whereas at Member level the requirement is for NVQ Level 3 orCertificate in Training and Development or similar and at Associate level werequire an Instructor’s certificate or similar.Werecognise that training and development professionals may have taken variousqualification routes over the years and this diversity makes it difficult to beprescriptive in relation to membership criteria. Each application is carefullyconsidered on its own merits by our admissions panel.Bymembers, for membersAnotherdifference in our approach is that we intend to create an institute forlearning which is “by the members, for the members”. By that I mean we aretrying to create a real learning climate within which our members can grow anddevelop, by encouraging members to assist the development of other members.Ourjournal – which at the moment is published biannually, with plans to goquarterly next year – is not a magazine, it is a learned journal which sets outto critically examine training and development issues. Five of the eightcontributors to the first issue are ITOL members and we would like futureissues to have even more member contributions. These are substantial articles,the longest being 16 pages and the average article length being 10 pages.Sufficient space is granted in the journal to enable the topics to be developedthoroughly and we regard it as a significant development tool in itself. Thosemembers who contributed to the journal not only assisted the learning of othermembers, but also contributed to their own professional development.Anotherexample of this approach is our “ask an expert” helpline, a telephone adviceservice where volunteer members are able to offer free specialist advice toother members on topics as diverse as trainer training, sales and negotiationtraining, health and safety training, learning organisations, web site designetc, a real example of “by the members, for the members”.Virtualworking partyAfurther example of this approach is the “virtual working party” of memberswhich will address the issue of our own qualification structure. We intend tooffer two new qualifications, the working titles being the Diploma in theManagement of Training and the Certificate in Training and OccupationalLearning.Thedevelopment of these qualifications is in the hands of the membership ratherthan the staff of the institute. Incidentally, unlike most other institutions,ITOL will not be offering any training courses itself. Many of our members maketheir living from the provision of such training and we have no intention oftaking a membership subscription from them and then competing with them in themarketplace. To do so would be unethical and discriminatory to our trainingconsultant members.Manytrainers have been grumbling for years about the issues ITOL is trying toaddress – now is the time to stand up and be counted.Forfurther information about ITOL visit the web site at www.itol.co. or send an e-mail to [email protected]  or write to ITOL, PO Box 69, Hazel Grove,SK7 4FR.  Tel 0161-483 4577. Body talkOn 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Weber State Men’s Basketball Reveals Basketball Alumni Classic Rosters; Damian Lillard To Play on “White” Team

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Saturday, as Weber State men’s basketball participates in the men’s basketball alumni classic at the Dee Events Center, the rosters for each squad have been revealed.With rising Portland Trail Blazers superstar guard and Weber State alum Damian Lillard, serving as master of ceremonies, the purple team will square off against the white team.The purple team features former Wildcats NCAA Tournament hero Harold “The Show” Arceneaux, Jermaine Boyette, Pat Danley, Doug Ellertson, Timmy Gibbs, John Hamilton, Shawn Moore, Justin Nielsen, David Patten, Mike Sivulich, Andy Smith, Nic Sparrow, Walt Tyler and Brody Van Brocklin. They will be coached by Joe Cravens.The white team consists of Lillard, Lance Allred, Kyle Bullinger, Marlon Carter, Ryan Cuff, Jimmy DeGraffenried, James Hajek, Nick Hansen, Dan Henry, Jamaal Jenkins, Lewis Lofton, Darin Mahoney, Josh Noble, Frank Otis and Steve Panos. Current Wildcats head coach Randy Rahe will coach the white team.Lillard and other Wildcats alums will be on hand from 4:00-5:00 pm in the northern concourse of the Dee Events Center to sign autographs. Doors will open at 3:30 pm.The fun begins at 5:30 pm with a shooting stars and a 3-point contest.The game is noteworthy as it features five former Big Sky Conference MVP’s, Lillard, DeGraffenried, Arceneaux, Boyette and Patten. August 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Reveals Basketball Alumni Classic Rosters; Damian Lillard To Play on “White” Team Tags: Alumni Game/Andy Smith/Brody Van Brocklinn/Damian Lillard/Dan Henry/Darin Mahoney/David Patten/Dee Events Center/Doug Ellertson/Frank Otis/Harold “The Show” Arceneaux/Jamaal Jenkins/James Hajek/Jermaine Boyette/Jimmy DeGraffenried/John Hamilton/Josh Noble/Josh Nole/Justin Nielsen/Kyle Bullinger/Lance Allred/Lewis Lofton/Marlon Carter/Mike Sivulich/Nic SParrow/Nick Hansen/Pat Danley/Randy Rahe/Ryan Cuff/Shawn Moore/Steve Panos/Timmy Gibbs/Walt Tyler/Weber State Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

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