WhatsApp 13 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital today Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – July 26, 2016 Previous articleGovernment needs to act on TAMS payments – Mc ConalogueNext articleIrish Water clarify West Donegal pipe repair plan admin Google+ There were 13 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, five on trolleys in the Emergency Department and eight on the wards.That’s the seventh highest number outside Dublin.Nationally, the figure this morning was 323, with Limerick University Hospital having the highest number at 38. Pinterest Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Twitter Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Sixtyper cent of work-based learning is inadequate, according to a government bodyreport.TheAdult Learning Inspectorate’s first annual report finds the standard of adulteducation and learning in the UK is failing employers.Thereport highlights “serious underachievement” and says too few young peoplereceive the quality of training that will prepare them for employment oraddress the country’s skills shortages.Leadershipand management aspects of training came in for the most criticism with only oneof 300 training providers inspected judged as outstanding.Thereports finds that employers training their own staff do the best training.Onaverage only a third of young people embarking on a Modern Apprenticeshipachieve their qualification. Thereport found key skills, such as communication and IT were the biggest singlecause of young people’s failure to succeed with a Modern Apprenticeship.DavidSherlock, chief inspector at the ALI, said: “We must not make apprenticeships asoft opinion, or betray the young people who see an apprenticeship aspreparation for a career, but we need to be realistic about tackling thingswhich do not work.“Thiscountry needs more vocational training, better work-based learning. We must notallow an apprenticeship system, similar to those that work well in othercountries, to founder.”By Paul Nelson Work-based learning ‘failing’ employers and staffOn 1 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
Oceaneering scope includes the subsea umbilical control systems to allow production of gas from fields U and R, and oil from fields A, P, and M Image: Oceaneering has secured contracts to supply subsea umbilical control systems for KG-DWN 98/2 project in the Bay of Bengal. Photo: courtesy of QR9iudjz0/FreeImages. Houston-based engineering services company Oceaneering International has secured contracts from Baker Hughes to supply subsea umbilical control systems for KG-DWN 98/2 project in the Bay of Bengal.KG‑DWN 98/2 is a deepwater field development of Oil & Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC). In April 2018, ONGC kicked off the $5.07bn KG-DWN-98/2 project in the Krishna Godavari basin off the east coast of India by spudding the first of the planned 34 subsea wells.The scope of Oceaneering’s contract includes the subsea umbilical control systems to allow the production of gas from fields U and R, and oil from fields A, P, and M.The contract comprises design and manufacture of 44 electro-hydraulic control umbilicals, adding up to nearly 118km in length, delivered on a combination of reels and carousels.The manufacturing of the umbilicals is expected to take place at the company’s facility in Rosyth, Scotland. It is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2019 and be completed in the first quarter of 2021.Oceaneering president and CEO Rod Larson said: “Securing these significant awards is gratifying, and we are pleased with our status as a preferred provider of umbilical systems to the consortium through BHGE. We look forward to participation in forthcoming projects in the Bay of Bengal region, where deepwater opportunities hold vast potential for the region’s energy needs.”Oceaneering secured separate contract in March 2019In March 2019, the Houston-based engineering services company was granted separate contract to supply a subsea, steel tube control umbilical and associated hardware to facilitate early gas delivery for the project, which is anticipated in fourth quarter 2019.The manufacturing of the umbilical measures 13.2km and associated hardware is currently being done at Oceaneering’s facility in Panama City, Florida.In June, Oceaneering had secured a contract to supply umbilicals and distribution hardware for LNG project in Mozambique.Oceaneering is a provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry.
ARMONK, N.Y. and MONTREAL, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Silanis Technology today announced that the State of Vermont is using cloud computing to transform its business operations to improve efficiencies, boost profits and more cost effectively collaborate with vendors.In keeping with its cost cutting initiative, the State of Vermont is lowering costs, reducing paper consumption and increasing efficiency in its Department of Information and Innovation (DII). The DII is transforming the way it processes vendor contracts with IBM cloud services and Silanis’ electronic signature technology.”Our department signs as many as 80 vendor contracts a month. A Cloud-based business process using Silanis and IBM technology helped us keep up with Vermont’s commitment to the environment and our plans to adopt productivity-enhancing technologies. Hand-signing also meant many of our people were spending valuable time chasing down multiple signatures or correcting errors,” said Kris Rowley, DII’s Chief Information Security Officer.The integration of Silanis’ subscription-based, secure online e-signing service, e-SignLive, with IBM’s LotusLive cloud-based collaboration service allows Vermont’s DII to gather, approve and process signatures and contracts in an efficient, environmentally friendly, paperless manner.DII Contracts Move Vermont’s Business ForwardDII contracts range in value from thousands to over a million dollars and often require signatures from officials located in other office buildings before being submitted for final sign-off for example by the State’s Attorney General.While many of its contracts and relevant forms are downloadable from its website, the need to sign them by hand meant added potential for errors, extra work for staff, long wait times, and high processing costs. To address this problem, DII is using a Web-based service that doesn’t require any software downloads. The service captures strong electronic evidence during the signing process which makes it extremely difficult for signers to repudiate their signatures should there ever be a dispute.DII’s use of a cloud-based, electronic signing service provides a cost-effective, easy to use and set up alternative to enterprise licensed solutions.”Silanis e-SignLive provided us with an extremely cost-effective, yet secure means to relieve the signing bottleneck. Contracts only got printed so they could be signed and then were routed via interdepartmental mail, snail mail, to different cities, and offices. Employing the software also encouraged us to re-evaluate our business process and signing procedures and we ended up achieving efficiencies we hadn’t even expected. Not only have we reduced paper, but we have cut courier costs and the turnaround time for a typical contract approval has dropped from weeks to minutes.”Due to the success of this solution, this organization is considering using additional IBM cloud collaboration capabilities in the future. IBM LotusLive’s cloud collaboration service includes a range of tools such as project tracking, web meetings and instant messaging, all of which serve to promote team work, help quickly find expertise needed to get projects done, and create effective partnerships.e-SignLive enables organizations and individuals to invite their customers, partners, and suppliers to instantly sign documents over the web, while harnessing the power of online collaboration and social networking during the negotiation and pre-signing process. Silanis’ e-SignLive e-signature service allows multiple users to review, modify and sign a single document in a secure and compliant extranet environment.Presented to the legislature in 2009, the government of Vermont’s responded to an anticipated $154 million fiscal gap in its 2011 budget. Rather than simply slashing services regardless of the impact on the residents of Vermont, the State gave its departments the mandate to place outcomes first. This places the emphasis on improving operational efficiencies within departments and maintaining services for citizens and reducing operating costs.”This initiative is our way of taking a positive approach to the downturn in the economy,” says Rowley, DII’s Chief Information Security Officer. “It’s a challenge that has led us to seek out ground-breaking technologies like the combination of e-SignLive and LotusLive, which is improving the way we do business while costing us less.”Silanis Technology Inc. is the leading provider of electronic signature software to government organizations and agencies. The world’s largest deployment of e-signatures and forms was deployed by the U.S. Army in 2004. More than 1.4 million Army personnel use Silanis’ e-signatures and IBM Forms to sign thousands of documents, saving the government a projected $1.3 billion annually. The federal government’s General Services Agency standardized on Silanis’ e-signature solution in 2003 as part of its e-Offer and e-Mod systems to electronically manage its contract agreements and amendments with over 13,000 suppliers. The world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, integrators and service providers also depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Visit Silanis on the web at http://esignlive.silanis.com/(link is external)About IBM Cloud Computing:IBM has helped thousands of clients adopt cloud models and manages millions of cloud based transactions every day. IBM assists clients in areas as diverse as banking, communications, healthcare and government to build their own clouds or securely tap into IBM cloud-based business and infrastructure services. IBM is unique in bringing together key cloud technologies, deep process knowledge, a broad portfolio of cloud solutions, and a network of global delivery centers. For more information about IBM cloud solutions, visit www.ibm.com/smartcloud(link is external).
31 August 2012 South African paper maker Mondi has secured European Union regulatory approval for its US$782-million purchase of German packaging company Nordenia from majority shareholder Oaktree Capital. News agency Reuters reported on Thursday that the European Commission had said the deal would not hurt competition. “The acquisition of Nordenia offers Mondi Group a unique opportunity to create a leading consumer packaging business, build on long-term customer relationships across both businesses, and establish a platform to expand further in high-growth emerging markets,” Mondi Group CEO David Hathorn said last month, when the deal was first announced. Following the completion of the acquisition, Mondi said it would reorganise its Europe and international division into four businesses, namely uncoated fine paper, packaging papers, fibre packaging, and consumer packaging. Nordenia is an international supplier of consumer packaging solutions and hygiene components with 12 fully invested operating facilities in seven countries across Europe, North America and Asia. The company is also building a new greenfield plant in China, where operations are expected to begin in early 2014. Mondi is an international paper and packaging group with production operations across 28 countries, its key operations being located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa. SAinfo reporter
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Understanding color temperature, light size and power draw is imperative for picking the right light for your video shoots!In the second part in our series on Lighting for Video we dig deeper into choosing the right light for your shoot. In this video tutorial we’ll discuss more lighting basics including color temperature, light size and power draw – essential knowledge for ensuring you’ve chosen the right light for your shot.The color temperature of lighting units is measured on the Kelvin scale. In this tutorial we’ll first cover the lighting temperature of different lighting units and where they fall on the Kelvin scale. By understanding this fundamental of lighting, you can achieve better results in mixed lighting environments and compensate for potential color casts. See the image below for a handy cheat sheet on color temperature from StreamingMediaProducer.Additionally, we’ll take a look at a few examples of how light size effects the look of a shot. The size of the light relative to the size of the subject dictates how hard or soft the shadows appear.Finally, we’ll make a few considerations for power usage when choosing lights for your shoot – which lights draw the most power and how to prevent circuit overload from these heavy hitters.Be sure to check out our previous video tutorial on light output for even more info on choosing the right light for your video shoot.Stay tuned, as we’ll be adding more videos in our Lighting for Video series!Image from Streaming Media Producer
The cast of the CBS hit series “Rules of Engagement” has teamed up with the American Heart Association to release a new digital video “Rules of Hands-Only CPR.”Video: AHA’s ‘Rules of Hands-Only CPR’ starring the cast of the CBS hit series “Rules of Engagement”Filmed in the style of the sitcom, the short asks Americans to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR and can be viewed at YouTube.com/HandsOnlyCPR. Supported by a $4.5 million grant from the WellPoint Foundation, the campaign will contribute to the American Heart Association’s goal to double survival from cardiac arrest by 2020.The Bee Gees’ classic “Stayin’ Alive” – which is the near-perfect rate for doing chest compressions during CPR – remains the centerpiece of the association’s Hands-Only CPR awareness campaign. “Rules of Hands-Only CPR” imagines a casual dinner conversation between two couples as they discuss the reasons for learning Hands-Only CPR. Newly engaged sweethearts, Adam & Jennifer (Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich) assist their enthusiastic friend Audrey (Megyn Price) in teaching her macho husband, Jeff (Patrick Warburton), the simple steps to save a life. Just as the scene is coming to a close, Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) bursts in in his finest white disco suit.“Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps. There’s no excuse not to learn this life-saving skill,” said Megyn Price, Rules of Engagement cast member. “If a teen or adult suddenly collapses, call 9-1-1 and then push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” until help arrives.”Nearly 400,000 Americans suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year, and almost 90 percent die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. When begun immediately, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.“People feel more confident performing Hands-Only CPR and are more likely to remember the correct compression rate when trained to the beat of ‘Stayin’ Alive,’” said Alston Inaba, M.D., the American Heart Association CPR instructor credited with first using the song to help students recall the right rate of compressions. “Not only is it a fun, catchy and memorable way to remember what to do, but it works – people’s lives have been saved because of it.”Hands-Only CPR Campaign Elements The campaign uses entertainment and humor to deliver serious lifesaving messages through the launch of TV and radio public service announcements, digital promotions, a one-minute animated Hands-Only CPR “how to” video and a multi-city mobile CPR training tour. CPR mobile tour A first for the organization, the state-of-the-art interactive CPR mobile tour will visit at least 24 cities over the next three years to teach thousands of people the easy steps to save a life. In 2012, trainings are being held in New York City; Albany, N.Y.; Richmond, Va.; Atlanta; Indianapolis; and four cities in California: Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego. Hands-Only CPR “How To” Video This one-minute animated video walks viewers through the easy steps of Hands-Only CPR. PSA In the PSA, Jennifer Coolidge (CBS’ “Two Broke Girls” and numerous films such as “Best in Show”, “American Pie” and “Legally Blonde”) struts to Stayin’ Alive as she recounts the simple steps to help save a life, ignoring interruptions from many – presumably because EVERYONE around her knows Hands-Only CPR. To watch the PSA and a 60-second “how-to” video on using Hands-Only CPR to help save a life, hustle to heart.org/HandsOnlyCPR or facebook.com/AHACPR. Source:PR Newswire