Alpine trek leads Sony bosses to revamp talent management

first_imgAlpine trek leads Sony bosses to revamp talent managementOn 13 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today An unconventional programme for senior managers has led to an overhaul oftalent management and fresh definitions of leadership at Sony Europe. Speaking at the recent Impact Conference 2004 on Inspirational Leadership,head of people and organisational development at Sony Europe, Mark Wilcox,described how ‘The Leadership Journey’ led his department to redefine keycompetencies and its own role. Held in the Alps, the experiential learning programme was a radical step forSony Europe. Senior leaders trekked through the mountains and participated inspecial-agent genre challenges. The hurdles of the physical journey weredesigned to mirror the challenges of the business journey facing Sony Europe. “The programme took three months to design, in terms of the physicaljourney, the change model, the business change journey and the personal changejourney,” Wilcox said. A total of 150 executives took part, and the programme was credited withkick-starting change across Sony Europe. “The metaphors were unbelievably powerful,” Wilcox told theconference. “Engaging people in change is much more effective than whentrying to predict every outcome. Some nights these people didn’t even knowwhere they were sleeping.” Wilcox told Personnel Today that as a result of the programme, talentdevelopment had become half the organisational development department’s job, toensure that it becomes integrated and aligned with the business. “The programme has led to HR being reformed and less use of externalconsultants,” he said. “Now we are doing the work of HR consultantsfor the business.” By Stephanie Sparrow Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Continuous moulting by Antarctic krill drives major pulses of carbon export in the north Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean

first_imgAntarctic krill play an important role in biogeochemical cycles and can potentially generate high-particulate organic carbon (POC) fluxes to the deep ocean. They also have an unusual trait of moulting continuously throughout their life-cycle. We determine the krill seasonal contribution to POC flux in terms of faecal pellets (FP), exuviae and carcasses from sediment trap samples collected in the Southern Ocean. We found that krill moulting generated an exuviae flux of similar order to that of FP, together accounting for 87% of an annual POC flux (22.8 g m−2 y−1). Using an inverse modelling approach, we determined the krill population size necessary to generate this flux peaked at 261 g m−2. This study shows the important role of krill exuviae as a vector for POC flux. Since krill moulting cycle depends on temperature, our results highlight the sensitivity of POC flux to rapid regional environmental change.last_img read more

Mark Harlan Named As Utah Athletic Director

first_img Written by June 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mark Harlan Named As Utah Athletic Director Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, the University of Utah, via an announcement from president Ruth V. Watkins, has appointed Mark Harlan as the new director of athletics. Harlan will take over the responsibilities on July 1.Harlan comes from the University of South Florida and during his tenure, the Bulls won 12 American Athletic Athletic Conference championships while nine different sports programs were ranked in the Top 25 during the 2017-18 academic year.The athletic department also had an 82 percent Graduation Success Rate in 2017 and 12 USF squads achieved a GPA of 3.0 or better and four programs earned perfect Academic Progress Report scores.Furthermore, the Bulls’ athletic department commenced record-setting agreements for multimedia rights and athletic apparel, generation more than $53 million in revenue during the terms of the agreements.In speaking with Salt Lake City media Friday, Harlan says he “is humbled to follow in the footsteps of [former AD] Chris Hill.”Prior to taking over at USF in 2014, Harlan served in various positions at campuses across the country, such as serving as senior associates athletic director for external relations at UCLA and associate athletic director at the University of Northern Colorado, among others.Harlan has also earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Arizona.At the helm at Utah, Harlan will oversee 20 varsity sports, including men’s lacrosse, a new addition for the 2019 season, a staff of close to 200 and have an $80 million budget to work with.Harlan will also assume the task of planning and fundraising for a potential expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium.Watkins selected Harlan following a national search and receiving input from an advisory committee consisting of university faculty, administrators, coaches, former athletes and community leaders. Tags: Athletic Director/Mark Harlan/Rice-Eccles Stadium/Ruth V. Watkins/South Floridalast_img read more

OnTheMarket battles continue

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » OnTheMarket battles continue OnTheMarket battles continue27th April 20160701 Views It’s been a tortuous few weeks in the property industry, fears about online agents, portal battles, tax hikes and the EU Referendum have combined to make many property people just a bit jittery.Certain people are searching for a fall guy. And they’d like it to be a big one.OnTheMarket is one of the current bookies’ favourites for the role, as disappointed members (some saying 200 disappointed members) attempt to get out of their contracts without paying their fees.As if an internal ruck isn’t enough, coincidentally (or perhaps not) the Competition & Markets Authority, published a statement warning online property portals which prevent those listing homes on them from also listing on rival sites that they may be breaching competition law.One of the founding principles behind it was that any agent wishing to list properties on OnTheMarket would have to choose between either one of its rivals – meaning either Zoopla or Rightmove would lose out.Ann Pope (left) Senior Director, Antitrust, at the Competition and Markets Authority who has a holy name and a worrying title, wrote in an Open Letter to all estate agents that “when an estate agent makes a commercial decision about its choice of online property portals, the law requires that it makes that decision without colluding with estate agents that are its competitors.”“The CMA is taking this step after becoming aware that estate agents in some local areas may have made a collective decision to join the OnTheMarket portal and, at the same time, to remove their business from other portals that compete with OnTheMarket. The CMA has already been in contact with some agents and trade associations in this regard.“However, given some evidence that such collusion may be happening between estate agents in more than one local area, we are issuing this open letter to all estate agents, advising them that this kind of conduct may break competition law and that agents engaging in it could therefore face significant fines.“Separately, the CMA will be contacting individual estate agents it suspects may have been involved in this potentially anti-competitive collusion.”This is a serious matter, not only for Agents Mutual, the organisation that owns OnTheMarket, but for every one of its members. The CMA stressed that “If an estate agent discusses with its competitors its commercial intentions or agrees to make joint decisions with them (such as which supplier or portal to go with), this may break competition law.”Adding that the CMA ‘continues to monitor the conduct of estate agents’ and that “the sites on which homes are listed are “an important aspect of competition between estate agents,” she said that, “The choice of portal must be decided independently and not agreed with competitors.”Just in case the 6000 or so OnTheMarket customers hadn’t quite got the point, Ann Pope helpfully restated the consequences of breaching competition law. “Estate agents that are found to have breached competition law can be fined up to 10 per cent of their annual worldwide turnover, and directors of such companies can be disqualified from UK company directorships for up to 15 years where their conduct in relation to such a breach makes them unfit to be concerned in the management of a company. In addition, individuals involved in certain very serious cartel activity, such as agreements between estate agents to fix prices or allocate markets, may be prosecuted under the criminal cartel offence and, if convicted, could go to prison for up to five years and/or have to pay an unlimited fine.”For, Russell Quirk, commented, “The first thing that strikes me about this latest announcement is that it’s about time given that I submitted a complaint to the CMA over a year ago.“The success of the online estate agency sector to date has been based on its consumer-first approach. But since day one OnTheMarket has moved against this consumer and has subjected its member agents and their customers to a dated, anti-consumer way approach that narrows choice. As a result, it’s downfall was bound to be a swift one and that is certainly playing out in front of us all now.“Given the portal’s monumental failure, it’s beyond me why any agent would still be considering listing with OTM at the expense of either Zoopla or Rightmove, let alone conspire with other agents to do so in number.”OnTheMarket OTM portals CMA Competition & Authority competition law 2016-04-27The Negotiator Related articles “Millions have been thrown against the top portals for years with no effect”30th April 2021 Rightmove property listing lands estate agency in NIMBY hot water29th April 2021 OTM or Boomin? Agents won’t pay for four portals, warns industry leader28th April 2021What’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.last_img read more

Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation Aims To Protect Vulnerable Hoosiers

first_imgStaff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Secretary of State Connie Lawson has partnered with other experts in fraud prevention to create IN-CASE, or the Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation, to protect seniors against those who would exploit them.IN-CASE began four years ago when the senior medical patrol director of the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging (IAAAA) began hosting networking groups of government agencies and organizations.These organizations aimed to serve older adults and educate them or their caregivers on how to prevent numerous types of fraud.It is estimated that elderly citizens in America lose up to $36.5 billion dollars each year due to financial exploitation, abuse, and scams.The number of older citizens in America is increasing rapidly, according to the Indiana Business Research Center with the IU Kelley School of Business. Chris Naylor with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council believes that this creates a “growing marketplace for those who may be looking to take advantage of vulnerable adults.”Lawson said she wants to use IN-CASE as an opportunity to improve their efforts by teaming up with others who are equally committed to protecting the senior citizens in Indiana. IN-CASE’s overall goal is to prevent and end senior exploitation and abuse by educating, encouraging, and empowering their citizens.The Office of the Indiana Secretary of State and IAAAA are partnered with the Indiana FSSA Division of Aging, Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Better Business Bureau Serving Central Indiana, AARP Indiana, Indiana Legal Services, and other state, public, and private organizations.Upon the creation of IN-CASE, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has declared June 9-15 the Indiana Elder Abuse Awareness Week. To learn more about IN-CASE and their teachings, please visit is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The Jacksonville IceMen Welcomed Their First Ever NHL/AHL Partners

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Winnipeg Jets finished the 2016-17 season with 87 points (40-35-7), fifth in the tough Central Division, just behind eventual Stanley Cup finalist, the Nashville Predators. In recent days, the Jets have boosted their roster adding defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (from Buffalo) and goaltender Steve Mason (from Philadelphia) – two highly rated free agents.The Winnipeg Jets began their history in the former World Hockey Association featuring one of hockey’s greatest superstars – Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet. The team entered the National Hockey League in 1976. In 1996, the team, without an NHL quality arena was sold and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011, with a new building, the Atlanta Thrashers were sold to True North Sports and Entertainment and moved to Winnipeg-the Jets were reborn.The Manitoba Moose began as the Minnesota Moose and moved to Winnipeg for the 1996-97 International Hockey League season, before being accepted in the American Hockey League in 2001. In 2011, when the Moose ownership purchased the NHL Atlanta Thrashers, the Moose were relocated to St. John’s, Newfoundland, before returning to share the Bell MTS Place with their parent, the Winnipeg Jets in 2015.“We are excited to launch our team with the Winnipeg organization,” said Bob Ohrablo, President of the Jacksonville IceMen. “In addition to a strong commitment to development, the Winnipeg organization has successful ties to our Vice President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Jason Christie, who has been integral in player development for both the Jets and Moose in the past while accumulating the winningest coaching record in ECHL history.”“Our professional sports teams play a major role in our quality of life and there’s been a buzz about the IceMen since the new franchise was announced,” JAX Chamber President and CEO, Daniel Davis said. “We appreciate Winnipeg’s investment in the Jacksonville franchise and we look forward to having a team to call our own right here in Downtown Jacksonville.”“We are pleased to embark on our partnership with the Jacksonville IceMen,” said Craig Heisinger, Senior Vice President & Director of Hockey Operations/Assistant General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets. “The commitment the IceMen ownership has to winning on and off the ice has been unquestioned. We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with their Head Coach Jason Christie and look forward to him continuing to coach our prospects, as well as add to his ECHL record as the winningest coach in ECHL history.”Christie accumulated a 547-349-111 record in 14 seasons as an ECHL coach. He has worked with Winnipeg in both Ontario and Tulsa. Among graduates to the NHL for Christie/Jets are: Darcy Kuemper (LA Kings and Minnesota ), Mike Condon (Pittsburgh and Ottawa), JF Berube (Chicago and NYI), Michael Hutchinson (Winnipeg) and Mark Stuart (Winnipeg).“The Jets name is special here in Jacksonville as our youth hockey teams have chosen to honor the Naval Air Station with the Jets nickname,” added Ohrablo. “Today we bring a part of the NHL Jets organization to Jacksonville, as well as a strong effort to grow the sport of hockey here on the First Coast.”The IceMen begin their 72 game season at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, October 14 against the Orlando Solar Bears. Season tickets, partial plans, and group tickets are on sale now. The Jacksonville IceMen welcomed their first ever NHL/AHL partners, the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, to the River City at a press conference today at the JAX Chamber offices. When the IceMen take the ice on October 14, their roster will contain some of the top prospects from the Winnipeg organization.last_img read more

Musical Adaptation of Dave, Composed by Tom Kitt, In The Works

first_img Kitt is also reported to be working alongside frequent collaborator and lyricist Brian Yorkey on an adaption of the 2007 film The Visitor and of the 2012 hit Magic Mike. We’re hoping the latter brings the team their second Pulitzer. The two’s work can currently be heard on Broadway in If/Then. Dave is making his way from the White House to the Great White Way! Pulitzer and Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt, lyricist Nell Benjamin and book writer Thomas Meehan are joining forces for a musical adaptation of the 1993 comedy Dave, according to Variety. A closed door reading produced by Warners Bros. Theatre Ventures took place on October 31. The project is now on the fast track for a premiere as early as late 2015. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has some additional upcoming projects on their slate, including the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery, which aims for a Broadway bow in the next year under the direction of Will Frears, and a musical adaptation of Beetlejuice, directed by Alex Timbers. The Warner Bros. team also brought Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the West End and be involved in a potential transfer to the Great White Way during the 2016-17 season. The film follows Dave Kovic, a temp agency operator who, due to his uncanny resemblance to Bill Mitchell, President of the United States, is asked to secretly stand in for him when the Commander-in-Chief falls into a coma. The film starred Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella and Ben Kingsley. View Commentslast_img read more

Let’s Roll the Dice! Guys and Dolls Revival to Play West End

first_imgGuys and Dolls will be gambling again in London’s West End! The Chichester Festival Theatre production of the classic tuner is set to transfer to the Savoy Theatre for a 13-week limited engagement from December 10. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Carlos Acosta, Olivier winner Sophie Thompson and Broadway alum Jamie Parker have been tapped to reprise their roles. Opening night is scheduled for January 6, 2016.Thompson received an Olivier for her performance in Into the Woods. Her additional theater credits include The Physicists, She Stoops To Conquer, Clybourne Park, Measure for Measure and Company. On screen credits include Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Eat, Pray, Love, Nicholas Nickleby, Gosford Park, Emma, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Lightfields, Watson and Oliver, Poirot, Doc Martin and EastEnders.Parker appeared on Broadway in The History Boys and is currently starring as Mike Connor in High Society at The Old Vic. Other stage credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Proof, Henry V, Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part 2 and As You Like Like It. On screen he has been seen in Le Weekend, Valkyrie, The History Boys, Parade’s End, Silk, The Hour, Silent Witness and Wire in the Blood.Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the show follows a desperate Nathan Detroit in prohibition-era New York. He needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide (Thompson), whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson (Parker), a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen “sinners” for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?The production will feature design by Peter McKintosh, additional choreography by Andrew Wright, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Paul Groothuis, musical supervision/direction/dance arrangements by Gareth Valentine and orchestrations by Larry Blank.The last production of Guys and Dolls in the West End began in summer of 2005 and closed in spring 2007. During the run, helmed by Michael Grandage, the starry cast included Ewan McGregor, Patrick Swayze, Jane Krakowski, Douglas Hodge and Don Johnson. The most recent Broadway revival opened on March 1, 2009, directed by Des McAnuff and starring Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Craig Bierko and Kate Jennings Grant. View Commentslast_img read more

Southern California Edison signs contracts for another 590MW of battery storage

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Six months after inking California’s largest single energy storage procurement, utility Southern California Edison has added another three massive utility-scale battery projects to its portfolio—plus a behind-the-meter battery project with Sunrun.Monday’s new contracts include 585 megawatts of lithium-ion batteries: NextEra Energy’s 325-MW Desert Peak project, Recurrent Energy’s 200-MW Crimson project, and 174 Power Global / Hanwha Group’s 60-MW Eldorado Valley project. It also adds a 5-MW behind-the-meter battery aggregation from Sunrun, expanding on a pilot project with the solar-storage provider earlier this year to add a full-scale deployment for delivery in 2023.The four-hour duration 2.63 gigawatt-hours [adds] to an SCE battery portfolio that’s already topping the U.S. utility record books. In May, SCE announced contracts for 770 megawatts of large-scale battery contracts with vendors including NextEra, TerraGen Power, LS Power and Southern Power, equating to more than 3 gigawatt-hours of storage capacity set to come online by August 2021.The new contracts bring SCE’s energy storage total to just more than 2 GW installed and procured to date. If approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, the NextEra contract is set for delivery in 2023, while the other two utility-scale projects are scheduled to come online in 2022.The new projects will help meet both short- and long-term goals for California’s only electric-only investor-owned utility. In the short term, the new procurement meets last year’s California Public Utilities Commission order to deliver a combined 3.3 gigawatts of resources by 2023 to help the state manage grid reliability.SCE has taken the lead in securing battery storage to meet those targets, but others are following suit. Pacific Gas & Electric is contracting seven battery projects totaling 423 megawatts, or nearly 1.7 gigawatt-hours of energy storage capacity, for August 2021 delivery. Municipal utility Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has contracted for up to 300 megawatts/1.2 gigawatt-hours of storage being built alongside 400 megawatts of solar power being built by 8Minute Energy.[Jeff St. John]More: Southern California Edison inks another massive round of utility-scale battery contracts Southern California Edison signs contracts for another 590MW of battery storagelast_img read more

Some issues need to get more attention

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Some things that aren’t being talked about include the savings rate being down and consumer debt going up since the end of 2016. Consumer spending looks great, but assuming a normal savings rate and taking away the consumer debt, it doesn’t look very good at all. In the effort to deliver wealth for the citizens, the Bush, Obama and Trump economies all look like failures.There are recent claims about Europe’s bird and insect populations doing very poorly. It’s obviously a worldwide problem, but it’s getting even worse and deserves a lot of attention.The copper industry is worried about future production. And even in the short time this year, there are more warnings about future water shortages. No matter how hard humans try to ignore resource depletion, it’ll be impossible to ignore at some point.Colin YunickCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more