People

first_imgNoelPatterson has been appointed personnel director at the Red Bull Company. Hefirst started working at the group as a consultant in the summer of 2001, whenhe implemented a change programme. In his new role, he will direct all HRactivity for the UK and Ireland as well as having an influence in the company’sinternational operations.Howdid you get involved with Red Bull?Ibegan working with Red Bull as a consultant to prepare and implement thedevelopment of the company from a marketing-based business of 30 people, to aclosely-integrated sales and marketing organisation of more than 170.Whatare your main duties?Todirect all HR and related issues for Red Bull in the UK and Ireland, as well asliaison with Red Bull International operations based in Austria.Whatdo you want to achieve in the role?Maintainingthe creativity, passion and innovation of Red Bull, while adding a strongcommercial focus and direction through the training, development andrecruitment of great people.What’sthe best thing about HR?Theopportunity to be involved in all areas of business activity, both formally andinformally. Compared to other management disciplines, so little of yourexperience and knowledge base loses its relevance. There’s also the relief ofnot being benchmarked or measured as much as the rest of the business.Whatare you most excited about?Enablingthe exceptional talent we have recruited with the business during the past yearto blend and complement those who have given Red Bull its success to date.Howwill you use HR to impact the bottom line?Bygiving structure and insight to develop the commercial value and impact of ourpeople, while ensuring the Red Bull culture, which drives our innovation andsuccess, remains paramount.Whatabout your personal life?Iam married with three boys under 12 so I am an expert in World WrestlingEntertainmentª moves, Playstation cheats and contemporary names for bodilyfunctions. I enjoy playing the sports I can still manage (like skiing or squash),and drinking while watching those I can’t. A fun and socially-active workingenvironment is one of the best ways to cope with the challenges of work andhome life.CV2002Personnel director, the Red Bull Company1994Various roles including personnel director, Matthew Clark Plc1992Judge, Institute of Management, Cambridge University1988Employee relations manager, Grand Metropolitan Brewing 1980Employee relations adviser, Mobil Oil Company On the moveTheAssociation of Graduate Careers Advisory Services has made two new appointmentsto its senior management team. John Gough, head of careers and student welfareat De Montfort University has joined the organisation as president for atwo-year term. He succeeds Lesley Knaggs and has been in AGCAS since 1992.Margaret Dane joins from Heriot-Watt University and becomes the new chiefexecutive.EstherMcLeod is the new HR manager at car manufacturer Kia Motors. The company hasemerged from the MCL group and is now operating independently. McLeod’s mainresponsibilities are around HR strategy, training and development, policymaking and recruitment. She will have an HR assistant and an HR co-ordinator tohelp with the administrative side of the job.StephenSmith has been promoted from development manager to HR director for AlliedGlass Containers, the glass-packing division of Associated British Foods. Hejoined the firm in 1993 as personnel manager and, since then, has been integralto the company’s HR and training strategies. Prior to joining Allied GlassContainers, Smith worked in the UK and overseas for organisations includingBritish Tissues and the SmithKline Corporation. Comments are closed. PeopleOn 29 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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A reappraisal of the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars

first_imgStable, hydrogen-burning, M dwarf stars make up about 75% of all stars in the Galaxy. They are extremely long-lived, and because they are much smaller in mass than the Sun (between 0.5 and 0.08 M-sun), their temperature and stellar luminosity are low and peaked in the red. We have re-examined what is known at present about the potential for a terrestrial planet forming within, or migrating into, the classic liquid-surface-water habitable zone close to an M dwarf star. Observations of protoplanetary disks suggest that planet-building materials are common around M dwarfs, but N-body simulations differ in their estimations of the likelihood of potentially habitable, wet planets that reside within their habitable zones, which are only about one-fifth to 1/50(th) of the width of that for a G star. Particularly in light of the claimed detection of the planets with masses as small as 5.5 and 7.5 M-Earth orbiting M stars, there seems no reason to exclude the possibility of terrestrial planets. Tidally locked synchronous rotation within the narrow habitable zone does not necessarily lead to atmospheric collapse, and active stellar flaring may not be as much of an evolutionarily disadvantageous factor as has previously been supposed. We conclude that M dwarf stars may indeed be viable hosts for planets on which the origin and evolution of life can occur. A number of planetary processes such as cessation of geother mal activity or thermal and nonthermal atmospheric loss processes may limit the duration of planetary habitability to periods far shorter than the extreme lifetime of the M dwarf star. Nevertheless, it makes sense to include M dwarf stars in programs that seek to find habitable worlds and evidence of life. This paper presents the summary conclusions of an interdisciplinary workshop (http://mstars.seti.org) sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and convened at the SETI Institute.last_img read more

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Cuda Oil and Gas announces closing of sale of its Quebec assets

first_imgCuda has disposed of all of its petroleum and natural gas rights in Quebec (the “Assets”) which includes all land permits, licenses and production rights and interests in the Province as well as all tangible assets including drilling and related equipment associated with the Assets Image: Cuda Oil and Gas announces closing of sale of its Quebec assets. Photo: courtesy of drpepperscott230 from Pixabay. Cuda Oil and Gas Inc. (“Cuda” or the “Company”) (TSXV: CUDA) is pleased to announce that it has closed Asset Purchase Agreements  (the  “APAs”) to sell all of its oil and gas assets and related liabilities located in the Province of Quebec (“Quebec”) at a total transaction value of CAD $10.59 million, including cash consideration at closing of CAD $4.29 million, to arm’s-length purchasers (the “Transaction”).Highlights:Cuda has disposed of all of its petroleum and natural gas rights in Quebec (the “Assets”) which includes all land permits, licenses and production rights and interests in the Province as well as all tangible assets including drilling and related equipment associated with the Assets;The purchasers assumed all environmental liabilities, including abandonment and reclamation obligations, associated with the Assets in Quebec, estimated by the parties at CAD $3.2 million;The purchasers paid CAD $4.29 million to Cuda in cash consideration; andCuda has been released and discharged from a pending CAD $3.1 million claim associated with the exercise of dissent rights in connection with the plan of arrangement of the Company completed August 15, 2018.KES 7 Capital Inc. (“KES 7”) acted as a financial advisor to the Company.  Pursuant to TSXV requirements, KES 7 has confirmed that it is an arm’s-length party to Cuda and the purchasers.Glenn Dawson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cuda stated: “This is a significant transaction for Cuda shareholders in its magnitude and strategic creation of a pure play company in the Powder River Basin which has been described as the ‘Permian of the Rockies’.“Moving forward, Cuda will focus on development of the Company’s high netback conventional light oil assets and Secondary Recovery Miscible Gas Flood in Converse County, Wyoming. Cuda’s contiguous Powder River Basin lands contain multiple defined opportunities to access and develop low risk proven conventional reservoirs. We are excited about the opportunity in Wyoming and we look forward to updating investors on our progress shortly.”In addition, Cuda announces that it has retained Independent Trading Group (“ITG”) to provide market making services in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange policies.ITG will trade the securities of the Company on the TSX-V for the purposes of maintaining an orderly market. In consideration of the services provided by ITG, the Company will pay ITG a monthly cash fee of $5,000 for a minimum term of three months, and renewable thereafter. Cuda and ITG are unrelated and unaffiliated entities. ITG will not receive shares or options as compensation. The capital used for market making will be provided by ITG. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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US approves oil and gas leasing plan for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

first_imgThe leasing programme will determine where the leasing will occur in the 1.56 million-acre Coastal Plain within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge US has signed decision to implement the oil and gas leasing programme in Alaska. (Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior) The US Department of Interior (DOI) has approved the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska.The oil and gas leasing programme will determine where the leasing will occur in the 1.56 million-acre Coastal Plain within the 19.3 million-acre ANWR. It will also include terms and conditions of leasing.US Department of the Interior secretary David Bernhardt said: “Congress directed us to hold lease sales in the ANWR Coastal Plain, and we have taken a significant step in meeting our obligations by determining where and under what conditions the oil and gas development program will occur.“Our program meets the legal mandate that Coastal Plain leaseholders get the necessary rights-of-way, easements and land areas for production and support facilities they need to find and develop these important Arctic oil and gas resources.”DOI’s decision makes available 1,563,500 acres for oil and gas leasingThe DOI’s record of decision makes available approximately 1,563,500 acres for oil and gas leasing, and subsequently for potential future exploration, development and transportation.Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy said: “The Record of Decision is a definitive step in the right direction to developing this area’s energy potential – between 4.3 and 11.8 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil reserves.”As per the approved plan, a majority of the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program area will be conditional no surface occupancy restrictions (359,400 acres) and operational timing limitations (585,400 acres) in order to protect habitat and wildlife.The latest move, however, is being opposed by environmental groups who argue that it would damage the sensitive area, reported IANS.last_img read more

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Mental health awareness

first_imgTo the Editor:This was a 17-year-old who made the conscientious decision to steal an 8-year-olds sneakers. When the teen couldn’t get the sneakers from the boy at school, the teen took it one step too far and went to the boy’s home and ultimately senselessly stabbed the younger boy’s father. Discipline and guidance must start at home from an early age with parents and or caregivers playing an active role. Mental health awareness is very important, and parents and caregivers need to be trained in how to be alert for possible emotional problems in their children. This should be done through a partnership between school, law enforcement, and nonprofit agencies. This problem is one that transcends race, religion, and income. JANICE GREENBERGlast_img read more

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Summer boom for iced drinks

first_img“Blended iced drinks can account for as much as 40% of a chain café bar’s sales in the hot summer months,” says Gary McGann, general manager of Espresso Warehouse (Glasgow, Scotland). There are many products on the market that can create speciality blended fruit and coffee drinks that take the pain and expense out of buying and chopping fresh fruit for café bars, including scratch mix, powdered base mixes, liquid concentrates and ready-to-blend.The company supplies “everything but the coffee”.last_img read more

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Edible nut pricing

first_imgAlmonds: July and August statistics are unlikely to show any sort of volume decline and September-November are the months when shipments are at their highest, so all roads currently point “north”.Walnuts: If California produces another big crop in October, then prices might remain stable. India reports only an average crop coming.Cashews: Over June and July, both the Vietnamese and Indian new crops were showing poor yield. Much of the buying for the remainder of 2009 is now done, and attention is focused on the prospect of the new crops in Brazil and East Africa.Pecans: Prospects for better supply from the US into 2010 remain and, weather permitting, we would hope to see prices ease as the New Year approaches.Pistachios: With no new crop available from the US this side of November, the stocks of remaining kernels and in-shell need to last another two to three months, so prices can only move up short-term.Brazil nuts: Despite the pound’s recovery, sterling prices have risen by 15% and look likely to slip over the “magic” £3,000pmt (for bulk) mark for wholes.Hazelnuts: Assuming the new crop is not short to meet demand, we could see some price weakening into the autumn.l Based on information provided by RM Curtis.last_img read more

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Recall announced for canteloupe, other packaged fruit sold at Meijer

first_img Recall announced for canteloupe, other packaged fruit sold at Meijer Google+ Pinterest By Network Indiana – October 8, 2020 0 225 (95.3 MNC) Cantaloupe sold at Meijer stores in Indiana is being recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination.The recall includes whole cantaloupe and certain cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls in various weights ranging from six to 40 ounces sold between Sept. 26 and Oct. 5 at Meijer stores in Indiana and five other states.The recalled whole cantaloupe will have a sticker label stating Kandy Brand from Eagle Produce, LLC. If it does not have a sticker label to identify it, it should be considered part of the recall, according to the FDA.No illnesses have been reported so far. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.The following packaged products in clear plastic containers under the Meijer brand label include:– 9450 – Gas Station Mixed Melon Chunk Cup– 9505 – Gas Station Mixed Fruit Cup– 9644 – Gas Station Cantaloupe 6 oz– 21921000000 – Fruit Frenzy Bowl 40 oz– 21921400000 – Fruit Tray– 21924800000 – Fruit Tray with Dip– 21932300000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Large PLU 4960– 21933400000 – Mixed Melon Chunks Large Bowl– 21933700000 – Mixed Melon Chunks Small Bowl– 21960100000 – Fruit Frenzy 16 oz Bowl PLU– 21971100000 – Strawberry/Pineapple Cup 6 oz– 21971200000 – Mixed Fruit Cup 6 oz– 21971700000 – Berry Explosion Cup 6 oz– 21971800000 – Mixed Melon Chunk Cup 6 oz– 21984400000 – Mixed Melon Cup– 22012400000 – Mixed Fruit Cup– 22019600000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Small Bowl– 22020000000 – Fruit Frenzy 32 oz Bowl PLU 1– 22021900000 – Cantaloupe and Honeydew Slices– 22022000000 – Mixed Melon Slices– 22045000000 – Fruit Palooza– 22045200000 – Melons & Berries– 22045300000 – Triple Treat & Melon– 22061600000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Large Kosher– 22061700000 – Cantaloupe Chunks Large Kosher– 28873400000 – Fruit SaladIf you have any of the recalled fruit, throw it away or return it to Meijer for a full refund. Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous article$18M, 400-acre industrial park proposed in Cass CountyNext articleNorth Judson man, 41, sentenced after being caught with 2,000+ images of child pornography Network Indianalast_img read more

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Soule Monde To Celebrate Release Of Sophomore Album At The Hamilton In D.C.

first_imgRay Paczkowski and Russ Lawton are well-known as the dynamic duo that has been providing the groove for Trey Anastasio Band for many years now. Their own act, Soule Monde, is avant funk at its best, with plenty of fluidity and ultra-inspired improvisation. With the release of their sophomore album, Must Be Nice, just last week, the duo is heading to Washington D.C.’s The Hamilton Live on Thursday, March 17th – which also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day (purchase tickets here).With Lawton on drums and Paczkowski on the Hammond B3, you can expect some Vulcan mind meld type music, as these two have a deep musical bond that goes way out into deep space. Both have extensive resumes as individual artists, having played with Anastasio, Santana, Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Victor Wooten, and many more over the course of their careers. You can get a taste of the new album with the official video for the new song, “Rocket,” below.The Hamilton Live, named after Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is one of D.C.’s most exceptional venues, located just two blocks from The White House. The venue offers a delicious menu for patrons to enjoy prior to the show over in the restaurant, or during the show.Tickets for Soule Monde at The Hamilton in D.C. are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, check out the Facebook Event page.[cover photo of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography]last_img read more

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The Werk Out Hosts Stellar Artists, Guest Sit-Ins, & Collaborations At Legend Valley [Videos/Photos]

first_imgAt the beginning of August, The Werks‘ annual summer music festival, The Werk Out, returned to Thornville, Ohio’s Legend Valley. Spanning from August 2nd through 4th, the ninth-annual festival curated one of the best lineups of the summer, with multiple sets from The Werks, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, plus one-off performances from Lettuce, Twiddle, Papadosio, Turkuaz, The Marcus King Band, Knower, Zach Deputy, Ghost Light, Mungion, Ekoostic Hookah, Spafford, Octave Cat, Rumpke Mountain Boys, and more.With so many high-profile artists on hand, the festival set itself up to host a number of special collaborations. As The Werks drummer Rob Chafin told Live For Live Music ahead of The Werk Out, “We always aim to book bands that are our friends, that we are always touring with, or that we have befriended along the way. It’s good to have some friends who are doing really well across the board here. We’re really stoked for this year, because I feel like it was the perfect storm to get a lot of our friends in one place.”Clearly, The Werk Out 2018 was the perfect storm for musical collaboration. In addition to guest sit-ins during the more standard band performances—including Twiddle inviting Pigeon Playing Ping Pong’s Greg Ormont out to lead the vocals on “I’m Gonna Be”—the festival also handpicked a number of special collaborative sets. Twerkapod, a supergroup that features members of The Werks, Twiddle, and Dopapod, offered a special tribute to the music of the ’90s, while the festival’s “Werk Out Superjam” saw numerous musicians on the bill coming together for an exploratory set.You can check out a selection of videos from The Werk Out 2018 below. At the bottom of the article, you can also check out an extensive gallery of photos, courtesy of Doug Siegel.Twiddle w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Greg Ormont – “I’m Gonna Be”[Video: prettydeadgirlx]The Werks (acoustic) – “Wide Awake” Photo: Doug Siegel [Video: Evan the “Dancing Guy”] [Video: prettydeadgirlx]Twerkapod – “Closing Time” [Video: IZEoftheWorld]Twerkapod – “Gin And Juice”[Video: prettydeadgirlx]Twerkapod – “I Saw The Sign” Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Porcupine”[Video: HaloG0d]The Werk Out 2018 | Legend Valley | Thornville, OH | 8/2–4/2018 | Photo: Doug Siegel [Video: Evan the “Dancing Guy”]Werk Out Superjam [Full Set] [Video: prettydeadgirlx]Octave Cat – “Fever Subsides”[Video: Evan the “Dancing Guy”]Octave Cat – “Limber Up” Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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