HGV firms need major rethink to fill drivers’ seats

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HGV firms need major rethink to fill drivers’ seatsOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Haulage firms have to revolutionise remuneration, career opportunities andtraining if a crisis over lorry driver shortages is to be avoided. A Freight Transport Association survey shows that lorry driver shortages areset to get significantly worse over the next year. There will be a shortage of 50,000 to 80,000 drivers within the next fiveyears, claims Dr Edward Roderick, group chief executive of Christian Salvesen. He is calling for the Government to lower the legal age of drivers from 21to 18 years. Christian Salvesen is developing a career path for manual staff to train aslorry drivers. It is also looking to recruit more women. Roderick said, “Our industry as a whole is poor in its population ofwomen and ethnic groups. Lorries are no longer about lifting, pushing andcarrying.” Driver status needs to be raised, claimed Bert Proctor, director of employeerelations for TNT UK and Ireland. He also believes a logistics or transportqualification needs to be introduced into schools. “We need to ensure people are paid correctly and that we are carryingout the necessary training,” he said. www.fta.co.uklast_img read more

Hunters hoovers up 279-property lettings portfolio in Midlands

first_imgLichfield branch team: LtoR: Francesca Foster, Jayne Parton, Rebecca Clarke, Nicola Clegg , Charlotte Dean .Franchised estate agency chain Hunters has kicked off the New Year with the purchase of a large lettings portfolio in Staffordshire.Its Lichfield branch (pictured), which is run by David Curwen and Daniel Yates and is owned by £3+ million turnover subsidiary Hunters (Midlands) Limited, has acquired the portfolio, which includes 279 fully-managed properties in and around the cathedral town.The deal has been struck with the help of Hunters financial support scheme, which supports franchisees among its 200+ branch network to expand their businesses.The scheme has so far backed acquisitions of portfolios across 13 locations around the UK since it was introduced, including four during the past six months. Latest areas include Harborne in Birmingham, Sheffield, Redditch and Lichfield.Through the initiative, the specialist acquisition team at Hunters supports local branches by helping to identify new lettings opportunities, before offering financial help to complete the purchase.ExpansionHunters says it had a good 2018 including expansion in the West Country, where it launched a further three branches in Somerset, and also increased its presence in locations across Yorkshire, the Midlands, the North East and London the South East.“Our lettings expertise is first-class, and we are able to offer a proven formula which includes training, systems, marketing and technology that drives success in what is an increasingly challenging area of our industry,” says Andy Bushell, Franchise Director at Hunters.“2019 is set to be another year of progress for the company and the continued expansion of our lettings offering is an important part of our growth.” lichfield midlands Hunters Daniel Yates David Curwen January 10, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Hunters hoovers up 279-property lettings portfolio in Midlands previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters hoovers up 279-property lettings portfolio in MidlandsLocal franchisee is helped financially to acquire the business, the fourth of its kind nationally over the past six months for Hunters.Nigel Lewis10th January 201901,369 Viewslast_img read more

Assistant or Associate Professor – Chemical Engineering

first_imgThe UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked first nationally as the most transformativecollege and third nationally in increasing student upward mobility.The University is committed to increasing the diversity of itsfaculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefitfrom multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 31, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close: Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date – August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: letter of interest, two page maximum, 11pt fontcurriculum vitaestatement of teaching interests/philosophy – two page maximum,11pt fontresearch plans – three page maximum, 11pt fontdiversity statement regarding specific initiatives, strategies,activities that you have done, and/or will do, to advancediversity, equity, and inclusion, two page maximum, 11pt fontthree references with contact information by 5:00 p.m., MondayFebruary 1, 2021, Pacific Standard Time The Chemical Engineering Program at San José State Universityseeks qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistantor Associate Professor (with tenure).Department SummaryThe Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering serves more than7000 undergraduate and graduate students across 13 Engineeringdisciplines. The College is nationally ranked at #3 among publicuniversities and #17 overall among engineering programs offeringbachelor’s and master’s degrees (US News and World Report, 2020).Since 1956, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineeringhas been committed to providing the best academic preparation forundergraduate and graduate students. Most of our students findgainful employment, and enjoy successful and productive careers inthe San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond. Our faculty is committed tostudent success by providing experiential learning throughindependent research projects and collaborative research with localindustries and universities. Details are provided in the departmentwebsite at https://www.sjsu.edu/cme/ .Required QualificationsPh.D. in Chemical Engineering or closely related engineeringdiscipline with at least one degree (B.S. or M.S.) in ChemicalEngineering. The applicant must have attained the PhD degree byJanuary 2021, and must have at least one year of post-doctoral workor equivalent industry/academia experience. Demonstrated researchexpertise in biochemical engineering, materials processing, orrenewable energy, particularly related to the themes identified aspriority areas by the University: Sustainable Futures and EarthSystems Science or Health Equity and Health Infrastructures. Theapplicant must be committed to teaching and research activities ofthe highest academic and professional caliber, and maintain astudent-centric approach, thus contributing to the development ofstudents as productive, responsible, and caring citizens of theworld. Applicants must have a strong commitment to: (a) teachingand working with a diverse population of students at theundergraduate and Masters levels, (b) teaching core and electiveundergraduate and Masters-level Chemical Engineering courses, (c)curricular development to complement and further advance thecurrent curriculum, (d) laboratory development that will enhancethe quality of education and research opportunities provided to thestudents, (e) development of externally funded research program,and dissemination through peer-reviewed publications, and (f)should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to theeducational goals of a multicultural population as might have beengained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience. The ideal candidate will be a highlymotivated self-starter, have excellent written and oralcommunications skills, and be a team player.Preferred Qualifications Responsibilitiescenter_img Inquires may be directed to the Search Committee Chair – Dr. AnandRamasubramanian, [email protected] Candidate will teach Masters-level and undergraduate courses inchemical engineering, conduct research in their area of expertise,publish in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to the growth andsuccess of the department.Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually indepartment, college, and university committee and other serviceassignments.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement. Aptitude for developing new or complementing existing chemicalengineering undergraduate laboratory curriculalast_img read more

Introducing the i-lab

first_imgWhen Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard earlier this month to recruit for Facebook, there was one stop he added to his schedule — and it wasn’t his old Kirkland House dorm.Rather, Zuckerberg made an unexpected detour to visit the new Harvard Innovation Lab, or i-lab.On Friday, the concept that so intrigued America’s most famous social networker drew a crowd of hundreds to the official public opening of the lab, located at 125 Western Ave. Harvard President Drew Faust, along with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, and a host of University deans and administrators involved with the i-lab’s development, welcomed students, faculty, staff, and members of the Allston community for remarks, a ribbon cutting, and an afternoon of self-guided tours.The event was the first communitywide celebration of the new space, which has been buzzing with entrepreneurial activity since September. (The building, previously empty, once housed WGBH.) The i-lab — which sprouted quickly after Menino’s January 2010 call for building an “innovation agenda” in Boston and its universities — is designed to foster team-based innovation at Harvard and deepen ties among students, faculty, and the Boston business community.Harvard President Drew Faust (left) and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino did the official ribbon cutting at the opening of the Harvard Innovation Lab in Allston.“Before the i-lab, students like Mark connected and collaborated wherever they could find space,” Faust said. “Mentors mentored, and networks networked, and speakers spoke, and each of these things was happening. But now they can happen in one place.“We are gathering great minds under a single roof so that they can become greater together,” she said.The lab includes academic space, such as classrooms and meeting areas for both undergraduate and graduate students. It also provides public areas and meeting rooms designed to foster project work, as well as business development resources for Allston-Brighton and greater Boston — a population full of entrepreneurs that Harvard seeks to both help and tap into.In January 2010, Menino called for “a new era of shared innovation fueled by Boston’s combination of ingenuity and perseverance.” His words seemed to spark unusually quick action. Already, the waterfront innovation district he envisioned has attracted 90 businesses that provide 3,000 jobs, he said.“Boston is a place where big ideas are born, because we have the talent to make those ideas a reality,” Menino said. “Harvard’s new i-lab will play an essential role in fostering those new ideas.”He called on the i-lab to build connections among local businesses and University researchers, students, faculty, and surrounding neighborhoods. The Center for Women & Enterprise, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, and the Small Business Administration have already agreed to offer one-on-one coaching, workshops, and training sessions through the i-lab, according to Menino.“I think this is a really exciting day for the Allston community, for the University and the entrepreneurs and innovators across the city of Boston,” Menino said. “The guys in Cambridge will need a passport to get here, but we’ll let them in every once in a while.”Menino (from left) talks with Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria and Joseph Lassiter, professor of management practice, during the opening ceremonies.The i-lab represents a promise not just to the rest of Boston, but to would-be innovators and entrepreneurs around Harvard looking to connect with like-minded collaborators, Nohria told the crowd.“President Faust has been steadfast in her belief that Harvard acting as one University can achieve more than any student or faculty or School can achieve individually,” Nohria said. “The i-lab is in some ways the physical and tangible representation of that belief.”He cited recent talks at the i-lab by renowned Spanish chef and entrepreneur Ferran Adrià, “Lean Startup” guru Eric Ries, and Peter Thiel, technology entrepreneur and the founder of PayPal. Hosting those lectures and other workshops and events, the i-lab welcomed more than 4,000 guests in September and October alone.“The i-lab, indeed even the idea of the i-lab, has caused new things to happen within the University,” Nohria said. “More than anything, it represents a wonderful spirit of ‘Why not?’ and ‘How about?’ ”That spirit was on full display in the i-lab’s main workspace, roped off behind a ceremonial red ribbon. After Faust and Menino cut the tape, guests poured in to tour the sunny, free-flowing space (Xbox gaming room and fully stocked snack fridge included) and to talk with student and alumni entrepreneurs who have been using the i-lab to work on their startups.In one area, Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow Laurent Adamowicz and his team of students and recent graduates explained their personalized mobile application for healthy eating, Bon’App.  Around a corner, Lei Guo, a graduate student in statistics, and Vladimir Bok, a College sophomore studying computer science, explained Coco Voice, their iPhone app for sending quick, short voice messages (“like instant voicemail”).“We just met last weekend,” Guo said, referring to the i-lab’s recent Startup Weekend, a 54-hour scramble where 120 students gathered to pitch their ideas and develop business plans. “I presented my concept and we figured out a marketing plan the next day. …We’ve been coming here every day since then, sometimes until 1 a.m.”The i-lab demonstrates Harvard’s potential to bring disparate parts of the University together, said Provost Alan Garber, who arrived at Harvard in September.The Harvard Innovation Lab in Allston held an open house on Friday to mark its official ribbon-cutting ceremony.“My first reaction when I saw the i-lab was ‘I’ve come to the right place,’ ” Garber said as he toured the facilities. “A lot of people are interested in working more collaboratively across the boundaries of the University. … But that is much easier to do around something that’s concrete. What’s easier still is when you can see examples of success.”Gordon Jones, director of the i-lab, and the i-lab’s faculty chair, Joseph Lassiter, MBA Class of 1954 Professor of Management Practice at HBS, milled about answering questions for guests.“Today is a day of celebration,” Jones said. “Tomorrow, we’ll hit the ground running.” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SJRly9c_qc]last_img read more

3 ways to navigate the coronavirus crisis

first_img continue reading » COVID-19 is changing the way businesses serve customers and protect employees. On recommendation of the federal government, companies are implementing remote service and staffing strategies; people are avoiding public spaces and declining to congregate in groups of 10 or more. All this to slow the spread of a virus with no cure or vaccination and with no assurance the efforts will help.In uncertain times like this, people want to know their money is safe. And, they want to know they can access it when they need it.  Just as they have for the past 100 years, credit unions are taking care of their members. Although the current environment is springing unprecedented challenges on leaders nearly every day, there are lessons from the past that apply to the present. Here are three.Take A Closer Look At Local AidWhen Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, it destroyed houses and power lines and disrupted all sense of normalcy in Bay County. More than six months later, the area was still struggling to recover. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mayor David: Binghamton 2021 budget passes

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Office of Mayor Richard David has announced they have passed the city’s 2021 budget. “As municipalities find themselves in compromised positions, Binghamton is faring better — not only because of the decisions we made in response to the pandemic, but because of years of proactive decisions when the economy was strong,” Mayor David said. Thursday night, Mayor David released a statement saying the City Council passed the Binghamton 2021 budget in a bipartisan fashion. Mayor David said the budget maintains a commitment to public safety and infrastructure, as well as other essential services, while also protecting homeowners and small businesses by holding the line on property taxes. center_img Officials said the budget is a map for delivering essential government services and tackling challenges that residents expect to be taken on by the local government. To see the 2021 City of Binghamton budget, click here.last_img read more

Trump’s legal battles: How six cases may play out

first_imgOne clause requires all federal officials, including the president, to seek the consent of Congress before accepting any benefits from foreign states. What we know: It’s a “political hit job”, a Trump Organization lawyer said of Mr Vance’s inquiry in August 2019. Ms Carroll v Mr Trump seemed straightforward enough until September, when the US Department of Justice weighed in. What might happen next: The White House said Ms Trump’s book was full of “falsehoods”, but Mr Trump is yet to reply to the lawsuit. So what does this have to do with Mr Trump? Cohen’s testimony gave Ms James grounds to seek information about Mr Trump’s property empire. Like Mr Vance, Ms James has had to fight for that information in the courts. media captionTrump describes allegations he avoided taxes as “fake news” What might happen next: Mr Trump is expected to appeal against the demand to hand over his tax returns in the Supreme Court. There, the matter may be settled. Civil investigations like this can result in financial penalties, if evidence of wrongdoing is found. If it is, another criminal inquiry cannot be ruled out. Karen McDougal

Mermaid Beach unit attracts strong interest

first_img8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Maguire said the property had originally been listed for sale at $1.2 million.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said there had been strong interest in the apartment with three-bedroom beachfront apartments often difficult to find for buyers.“In this case the buyer was from Brisbane and he had lived at the Paloma building during the 1990s, so he knew the benefits of the building’s location,’’ Mr Maguire said.“He drove down to the Gold Coast for the first open house and made an offer on the sameday.” 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.A BRISBANE buyer who lived in an apartment building on the Gold Coast in the 1990s has bought back into the same building more than 20 years later.The east-facing apartment in the Paloma building at 8/93 Albatross Ave sold for $1.25 million through Matt Maguire of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach. 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.The Paloma development sits on a 2428 sqm site and has 37m of beachfront.The buyer intends to use the apartment as a weekender and as a holiday home.“The apartment is in excellent condition and offered the buyer the epitome of the Mermaid Beach lifestyle,’’ he said.“Mermaid Beach is really one of the Gold Coast’s best locations because it is so close to everything including shopping, night-life and restaurants and yet it still retains a strong beachfront community feel.”center_img 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Rare US woman-to-woman HIV case

first_imgHealthLifestyle Rare US woman-to-woman HIV case by: – March 17, 2014 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share HIV (seen in red) is rarely transmitted between women through sexual contactUS health officials have published details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection.A 46-year-old woman “likely acquired” the virus during a six-month monogamous relationship with a HIV-positive woman in Texas, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).She was infected with a strain that had a 98% genetic match to her partner’s.The virus can be transmitted when bodily fluids come into contact with cuts, abrasions and mucus membranes.“In this case, the discordant couple [one HIV-infected partner and one uninfected partner] routinely had direct sexual contact – without using barrier methods for protection – that involved the exchange of blood through abrasions received during sexual activity,” the CDC said in summary of ta weekly report.The originally uninfected partner is said to have had a history of heterosexual relationships but none during the past 10 years.She also had none of the other HIV exposure risks, including intravenous drug use.Her partner, a 43-year-old woman, had stopped taking antiretroviral drugs in 2010.BBC Newscenter_img Share Share 43 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Berahino boost for Baggies

first_imgWest Brom striker Saido Berahino is expected to be fit for the start of the new Barclays Premier League season after scans revealed no major damage to his knee. The Baggies’ performance director Dr Mark Gillett told the club’s official website, www.wba.co.uk: “Saido has got a ligamentous tear of his knee which does not require surgery, but careful rehabilitation for up to four weeks. “We are grateful to the England medical staff for putting Saido’s welfare first.” While the news may be positive for manager Tony Pulis, it could also prove encouraging for a series of his Premier League counterparts with Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle among those clubs linked with a move for the highly-rated player this summer. Berahino scored 20 goals last season, 14 of them in the league as West Brom finished in 13th place. Berahino was forced to withdraw from England’s European Under-21 Championship finals squad last week after suffering an injury in training, and returned to his club for a full assessment of the problem. Tests carried out on his right knee since have revealed a tear to one of the ligaments but nothing more serious and the Burundi-born 21-year-old faces weeks, rather than months, of rehabilitation without the need for surgery. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more