Back to overview,Home naval-today New Zealand: Serving at Sea as Leading Medic Training & Education Share this article March 15, 2013 Hawera woman Catriona Linders will next week sail into Taranaki alongside her 52 ship mates onboard HMNZS ENDEAVOUR, the Royal New Zealand Navy’s replenishment tanker.HMNZS ENDEAVOUR will be visiting her home port of New Plymouth, the first visit by the ship since October 2010.The ship will be alongside from 21-25 March, with members of ship’s company getting involved in local community activities during the visit.Leading Medic (LMED) Linders is following in the footsteps of her father, David Linders, who served in the Navy some 20 years ago.LMED Linders has found the varied Navy lifestyle suits her well. LMED Linders joined ENDEAVOUR in January 2013, as the sole charge medic onboard. View post tag: Naval View post tag: New View post tag: leading View post tag: Medic New Zealand: Serving at Sea as Leading Medic View post tag: sea View post tag: Navy View post tag: serving “I joined in March 2007 when I turned 17, and I have never looked back.”“I enjoy helping people, and I love being part of a massive team.”“My day starts at 8:00am with ‘sick parade’ which is when ship’s company come to me if they’re feeling off colour. I have a range of daily checks around the ship, making sure the defibrillator is charged, oxygen bottles are full, and medical supplies are still in date and well stocked.“Some days I will do some training with my three Ship’s Medical Emergency Team (SMET) members to ensure their training is up to a high standard. They are the ones that initially respond to medical emergencies while we are at sea.“I love that every day in the Navy is different, and I am always learning something new,” says LMED Linders.“Serving at sea and at the Naval Hospital Unit makes for a varied career. I also served in HMNZS CANTEBURY in 2009 during the tsunami clean up in Samoa, and in HMNZS PUKAKI during 2010.“I’ve gained a lot of medical experience, and the Navy has given me the opportunity to complete my Bachelor of Health Science.“I have made friendships that will last my lifetime, life skills, and people skills. I have learnt how to be a good leader, and I strive to be a good role model to my juniors.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 15, 2013; Image: RNZN View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Zealand View post tag: A/S
A record number of Oxford students were found guilty of ‘academic misconduct’ last year, new data has revealed.There were 57 reported cases in the proctorial year 2017-18, of which 53 were for plagiarism.The figure reflects an increase of 47% from 2016-17.The rise in cases comes despite the University warning students they could face expulsion if caught copying others’ work without acknowledgement.In the senior proctor’s annual oration, the outgoing holder of the role, Dr Edward Bispham, said that there had been steady increase in “reports of plagiarism and collusion, which are concentrated in particular parts of the University.”While Dr Bispham did not elaborate upon that claim, in 2011, the senior proctor said: “The great majority of [plagiarism] cases come from international students at the Saïd Business School.”Details of the four cases of academic misconduct that did not fall under plagiarism were not given.In October, government watchdog, the Quality and Assurance Agency for Higher Education, published a guide for universities outlining how they could fight a rise in “pernicious” cheating, and encouraging the use of increasingly sophisticated technology.Legal expert and the bursar of New College, David Palfreyman, said the majority of cases involved international students taking postgraduate degrees. He told the Daily Mail: “A lot of people on these courses have a lot at stake, and might be tempted to cheat because they are paying the full fees.”In 2009, the senior proctor revealed that one student had plagiarised almost half of their final-year project. “[It] contained some twenty-nine pages out of sixty-five that had been copied verbatim from a previous year’s report,” he said. “Admittedly they had been carefully retyped using a different typeface.”Proctorial years run from 9th week of Hilary Term to 8th week of the following Hilary.
NHS Test and Trace continues to drive forward local contract tracing as part of our commitment to being locally led. There are currently 100 local tracing partnerships in operation, as part of ongoing collaboration between national and local teams to ensure that people who test positive, and their contacts, are successfully reached by contact tracers. The model means local authorities can use their expertise and resources to increase the proportion of people reached by NHS Test and Trace.As of 14 October, the NHS COVID-19 app has been downloaded 17,679,872 times and 684,449 QR posters have been generated.Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection Baroness Dido Harding said: Health Minister Lord Bethell said: a total of 1,729,565 tests were processed (pillars 1 and 2), a 3% increase from the previous week 80.7% of people who tested positive and were transferred to the contact-tracing system were reached and asked to provide information about their contacts, compared with 79.9% the previous week 75.1% of contacts where communication details were given were reached and told to self-isolate, compared with 77.2% the previous week 33.4% of in-person test results were received the next day after the test was taken, compared with 68.3% the previous week 15.1% of in-person test results were received within 24 hours after the test was taken, compared with 32.8% the previous week I’m grateful to every single person who is playing their part in NHS Test and Trace to make sure that people who need one can get a test, we protect the most vulnerable, and we continue to reach the majority of positive cases and their contacts. Reducing turnaround times is our absolute priority to make sure we are reaching people as soon as possible. We always need to balance ensuring as many people as possible can get a test alongside ensuring test results are delivered as quickly as possible, and as capacity continues to grow at pace, we expect to see improvements. Partnerships across the public, private and educational sectors, alongside rapid advancements in technology and our ongoing recruitment drive, are helping us ensure that we meet our target of 500,000 a day by the end of October. Nearly 30,000 testing capacity has been added in the last week, which will result in faster turnaround times going forward. Strengthening our partnerships with local public health teams, meanwhile, will further improve the speed with which we are able to trace and contact people in their communities. NHS Test and Trace continued to reach the majority of positive cases and their contacts, with a total of 1,133,094 people having been reached by the service since it was started.This week saw the service successfully reach 80.7% of people who tested positive and 75.1% of contacts where communication details were provided.Since NHS Test and Trace launched, 82.3% of all contacts where communication details were given have been reached and told to self-isolate.The number of people testing positive during the week of 8 to 14 October was 101,494, an increase of more than 11,000 compared with the previous week. The number of tests processed during the week was 1,729,565 (pillars 1 and 2), broadly consistent with the previous week, latest figures show.Testing capacity (pillars 1 and 2) for the 20th week of operation increased by more than 5% from the previous week. With 572 testing sites now open across the UK, 200 of which are local walk-through testing sites, the median distance being travelled for in-person tests has dropped for the 4th consecutive week, now down to just 2.9 miles from 3.2 miles in the previous week.The weekly statistics from the 20th week of NHS Test and Trace show in the most recent week of operations (8 to 14 October): Across the country, our people are working tirelessly to increase testing capacity week on week, to ensure everyone who should have a test can get one. On all fronts, we’re increasing our resources to ensure we can meet the challenge of the coming winter. We’re rightfully proud of our achievements, as we continue to test more per head that any other European country. However, we do know that more needs to be done. To this end, we’re constantly looking for new ways to improve the service, scoping out new technologies, partnerships and ways of working to equip us to better support our people, locally and nationally. Background informationSince 15 October the number of people tested in a reporting week has been deduplicated for the respective week. Therefore, if someone had multiple tests in a reporting week they would only be counted once.The previous methodology reported on the number of people newly tested and newly tested positive each week based on deduplication since testing began. These figures continue to be published as a cumulative measure of the total number of people tested at least once since Test and Trace began.The new methodology allows a positivity rate to be calculated and compared between weeks.
Widespread Panic completed their three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the absolute best way possible. After three nights of deep-digging through their extensive catalogue, the band returned for their final encore on Sunday night sporting “Grease” t-shirts in honor of their fallen friend Col. Bruce Hampton. The triple encore opened with Ain’t Life Grand‘s “Jack,” then featured a Col. Bruce Hampton staple “I’m So Glad,” which had not been played by Widespread Panic since 7/8/03, and closed with a cover of Blind Faith‘s “Can’t Find My Way Home.”Of course, many members of Widespread Panic were present during Col. Bruce Hampton’s 70th birthday celebration at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, when he collapsed on the stage and passed away. It’s become the norm to celebrate the “Godfather of Jam” in live performances since, especially by those who were there for the legendary occasion — but in true Widespread Panic fashion, it took them some time, as their previous festival appearances were just too soon after the unexpected death. Sunday night’s tribute proved exactly why.Jimmy Herring Talks New Band, This Year’s Losses, And The Unknown Future Of PanicIn honor of the Hampton Grease Band, the entire Widespread Panic crew wore the shirts. Photograph by Josh Timmermans of Noble Visions on WSP Facebook.Earlier in the evening, the show was highlighted by “Gelleon” in the first set, which had not been played since 7/21/01, and an Allman Brothers Band‘s “Mountain Jam” tease during “Rebirtha.” During the second set, Panic brought back “E on a G,” which had not been played since 11/16/01.Watch “I’m So Glad,” as recorded by MrTopdogger:Enjoy the first-set opener, “A of D,” below, courtesy of nugs.tv:You can also watch the second-set opener, “Greta,” below:Setlist: Widespread Panic | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/26/17I: A of D, Tall Boy, Shut Up And Drive > You Got Yours, Galleon*, Airplane > Take Off Jam > Rebirtha (with Mountain Jam tease) > Wondering, Good People, NorthII: Greta > All Time Low, Can’t Get High, Conrad, Saint Ex, Driving Song > Papa’s Home > Goin’ Out West > Pilgrims > Driving Song, Last Dance > E on a G^^ > Last DanceE: Jack, I’m So Glad^^^, Can’t Find My Way HomeNotes:*Last time played 7/21/01^with Mountain Jam tease^^Last time played 11/16/01^^^Last time played 7/8/03[Cover photo by Josh Timmermans on WSP Facebook]
Imagine a list of all-star podcasters like Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, and Rachel Hollis speaking at a virtual conference together, sharing wisdom and a seemingly endless stream of guidance and inspiration for your small business. You can tune in when you want, and it doesn’t cost you a dime to attend. You don’t even need to build a playlist, because we’ve done it for you – all you need to do is listen.Enter PodFerence™, the world’s first small business podcast conference featuring a series of more than 15 podcasts from a variety of top podcasters, launched and hosted by Dell Technologies.We recognize the need for timely and valuable information for small businesses has never been greater. With PodFerence, we’ve delivered an original concept that meets listeners where they are and engages them with content that is relevant to the success of their business.Featured podcasts will include a special episode of Against the Rules with Michael Lewis featuring Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, NPR’s How I Built This, RISE with Rachel Hollis, Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson, and The GM Shuffle with Michael Lombardi and Adnan Virk. PodFerence officially launches on May 1, with new episodes rolling out daily throughout the first week of May.Dell has been committed to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive throughout our 35 year history. PodFerence is just one of the many ways we are lending a helping hand, but the story of how we support small business doesn’t stop there:Small business owners need reliable infrastructure to run and scale their operations, while wearing multiple hats to successfully manage their company. With the Dell Small Business advisor program, owners can catch a break on playing that IT manager role. We offer companies free assistance on how to best optimize technology for their needs. The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network(DWEN) community is bringing together women entrepreneurs from all over the world to share their stories, best practices and resources to navigate COVID-19. We just announced our participation in Stand for Small, a coalition of more than 40 leading companies (and growing) leveraging the power of partnership to give small businesses access to meaningful support.We hope Podference is a helpful resource for your business and look forward to continuing to bring this concept to you in new and interesting ways. Special thank you to our agency partners at MediaCom for their ideation and development of PodFerence as a way to extend our Dell Technologies advisor experience, as well as Entercom, NPR, Wondery and the Athletic for their collaboration.For the full schedule and topics, visit https://delltechnologiesPodFerence.com/. Custom playlists will also be available via Radio.com, Apple Podcasts and Spotify; just search “Dell Technologies Podference” to find the playlist.**Payment solutions provided and serviced by Dell Financial Services LLC or its affiliates or designees (“DFS”) for qualified customers. Offers valid through July 31st, 2020, to qualified business end-users in the US (excluding DBC accounts). Offers may not be available or may vary in certain countries. Offers may change without notice, may be subject to minimum transaction size, and are subject to credit approval, product availability, applicable law and documentation provided by and acceptable to DFS. 0% Finance Lease: 24-month or 36-month term. Rate percentage does not include charges other than periodic rent payments. For purchases of qualifying Dell EMC infrastructure solutions (servers and storage). We recently rolled out the Payment Flexibility Program, which includes 0% interest rates and up to a 180-day payment deferral** on IT for businesses. We’re also making $9B in financing available this year to help fund your critical technology needs. This is our commitment to help you run your business, take care of your people and access essential technology.
Photo by Jess Daddio This weekend will see one of the biggest rain events in recorded history for the western part of the Carolinas. The heart of such whitewater classics as the Green Narrows, Linville Gorge and Raven Fork, Western North Carolina is already soaked from last weekend’s rain and has been hit with over an inch and a half in the last 24 hours from a strong low-pressure system. As Hurricane Joaquin makes its way northeastward to join the storm, National Weather Service meteorologists predict another seven to 10 inches for the region over the next two days, issuing a flash flood warning for area rivers until 8 a.m. Monday.“It’s going to be in the top 10 or top 5 events since 1884 when the climate observation record started,” Scott Krentz, meteorologist with the NWS Greenville-Spartanburg office, said. The ground being saturated will make it easier for runoff to make it to streams, causing them to jump instead of climb. Trees are at a higher risk of falling into the streams as well, according to Krentz, because their root systems are less able to hold onto all of the saturated soil. Landslides are also a threat to the area this weekend.“In situations like this, emergency services and the rescue squad are all hands on deck,” Major Frank Stout, public information officer with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, said. The County Rescue Squad has 19 available members on call and duty throughout the weekend, and local fire departments are on standby to help should the need arise. Stout concluded, “Our first and foremost job is to do everything we can for citizens to keep them safe as the storm rolls in.”While red warnings flash across TV screens and news updates on websites urge citizens to prepare for “life-threatening flooding,” a whole other slew of alerts have been blowing up the social message feeds asking, where should we go paddling?“It’s easy to be enticed by rising gauges, especially because of the drought,” Shane Benedict, co-founder and managing partner of Liquidlogic Kayaks, said. Since Wednesday, photos and gauge levels have kept paddlers informed and alert to which runs to hit and when, everyone thirsting for rivers and creeks that have run dry throughout the spring and summer.One of the major locations that has kept the attention of both paddlers and the Henderson County Rescue Squad all week is Bat Cave, North Carolina, home to the Upper and Lower Rocky Broad. Tucked at the near bottom of steep mountain sides, Bat Cave has been pounded with downpours on and off since late last week, and, with expected rainfall this weekend, the Rocky Broad is primed for flooding akin to 2004’s levels, washing out the town.“We’re planning to have a unit there should swift water rescue become necessary,” Stout said. A 4-man swift water rescue team and a 2-man advanced life-saving team will be sent out to Bat Cave Saturday morning. According to Stout, the rescue team’s major worry will be people leaving or trying to leave their homes at the last minute and becoming stranded in dangerous situations.Stout said he recognizes paddlers will likely be out on the water this weekend and just asks for those who do to recognize the reality of the situation for both themselves and the rescue teams.“Our focus is on residents that may be stranded or in harm’s way that do not have the skills and abilities to navigate or negotiate high water, not those who are using the high water for recreation and could potentially get in trouble,” Stout said, “that just spreads our resources very thinly.”Benedict recognized the point, saying, “I don’t envy that; it’s a tough job to take care of those people who have gotten into situations they can’t handle.”In his 35 years paddling in the Southeast, Benedict said he’s experienced high water events, especially in 2013 when most of the rivers anyone could run were really high. Fortunately, the river community knew when to get on and when to stay off that season.“The majority of kayakers who are going to go out on a day like today or the next couple of days know what they’re getting into. They are going to sections of river that are appropriate for the amount of rain that they’re seeing.”All week, posts on one Facebook page have been updated almost nonstop of the Rocky Broad, not only of the latest river reading but also with questions and answers regarding what level is safe, too high, or too low to run, if any new wood has collected and who can meet up and what time.And while some rivers like the French Broad and Saluda Rivers have flood warnings until Monday and several others are at risk, these aren’t the rivers most paddlers are targeting. Some micro-creeks, dry beds, isolated gorges and other spots need near record-setting rains just to get them to a level that can be paddled at all.“Sometimes, we’ll wait a year or two years for a specific section to run. We’re keeping it on our radars for when that rain is falling in that watershed for that river,” Benedict added. He concluded, “These are all calculated decisions we’ve made.
1. Show passionIf you want your employees to be dedicated and committed to the vision of the company, you have to remember to be dedicated yourself. You want your employees to believe in the company, so don’t be afraid to show them how passionate you are about company goals.2. Be personal and share lessonsHelp your team avoid mistakes by sharing with them the lessons you’ve learned that got you to where you are. Never be afraid to give constructive feedback. Teaching is not only valuable for the one learning the lesson, but also helps you hone leadership skills through communicating and connecting.3. Get to know your team and learn from themGetting to know your employees builds loyalty and trust and lets them know that you care about their personal well-being. As that trust builds, it opens up lines of communication that can prove valuable, especially with making strategic decisions. Just because you’re in charge doesn’t mean you have all the answers.4. Encourage and reward creativityShow your staff that you’re open to ideas. Give positive feedback and constructive advice. Reward employees for thinking outside the box and remember that a little praise can go a long way. Another benefit is you now have a team that is expanding their limits and increasing their value as employees.5. Earn your team’s respectAlways lead by example. As a team member it’s a lot easier to get behind a leader who is in the trenches with you. Understanding what your team does and how hard they work will help develop that respect. Also remember that honesty leads to credibility with your team. If you realize you’ve messed up, admitting it quickly will be admired.6. Be an effective communicatorYou can build trust by being approachable and encouraging openness in your office. Listen and give your attention. Employees appreciate a leader who keeps open the lines of communication.7. Keep your thoughts and attitude positiveBeing positive usually isn’t hard, but when things aren’t going your way, it can be tough to stay upbeat. Try to keep a positive view even when things are tough, so your team can embrace their failures and learn from them. A few words of encouragement and an optimistic attitude can turn things around quickly.8. Be youYou can’t be something that you’re not. If you want to be a good leader, you have to be yourself. Take a look in the mirror and figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Let your team know who you are and encourage them to help you in your weaker areas.9. MotivateThere may not be a more important leadership trait than being a good motivator. When you can inspire, you can transform your team into a well-oiled machine. Raw talent is nice but when a team is motivated they can be unstoppable. 114SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
continue reading » As much as there are new pieces of advice, books, tools and trainings available on leadership, there are some basic fundamentals that have not changed. And every now and then, these building blocks are worth revisiting.After all, leadership “is still about mobilizing people in an organization around common goals to achieve impact, at scale,” according to a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article. In that article, which follows up on more than 40 interviews of success leaders from a variety of organizations, HBR landed on six classic, fundamental practices of leadership, including:uniting people around a vision;building a strategy for achieving this vision by making choices about what and what not to do; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » When it comes to funding an executive benefits plan, choosing the right investment for the right person and your credit union means knowing both the needs of your executive and your organization’s risk tolerance, says Ramsay Ellis, executive benefits specialist with CUESolutions Platinum provider CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, Wisconsin.Knowing your executive and your organization might be the easy part. Comparing various plans and funding sources can be tricky because various providers represent rates and returns in somewhat different ways, Ellis explains.Rates and returns are key things to try to compare benefits plans and funding investments “apple to-apples.” A second key consideration for making a good comparison of plans on an equal basis is overall expenses associated with a particular investment account. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The idea that has been in the minds of about sixty guides in Lika-Senj County for years has finally been realized. On Monday, January 22, the Association of Tourist Guides of Lika was founded.The goals of the association will be to promote tourism in the Lika area as a unique geographical unit and historical region, as well as Lika-Senj County, writes the portal Lika Club. Cooperation with the most important tourist pearls, such as Plitvice Lakes National Park and Northern Velebit National Park will be of great importance, in order to provide all members of the association with better access to information, and also to be able to actively participate in creating our existing tourist resources and services. attractive content.We hereby invite all future tourist guides to join our association and help us with their proposals and suggestions, point out the Association of Tourist Guides of Lika. Mislav Kolak was elected president, Anita Mesic vice president, and Mario Magdic secretaryThe website is under construction, and until then, for information and contacts, those interested can contact the association’s e-mail [email protected], and through the Facebook page.Source: LikaClub.eu