AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nikon UK has selected Mercy Ships as its Charity of the Year 2007, the first time Mercy Ships has secured such a partnership.Mercy Ships’ latest ship, The Africa Mercy, to be launched later this year, has been equipped with the latest Nikon Coolscope technology. This telepathology system enables the ship’s surgeons to gain an instant diagnosis or seek a second opinion from pathologists based in the UK via the Internet.The Mercy Ship vessels are staffed by an entirely voluntary workforce and the charity relies upon donations for every piece of equipment onboard. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 March 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. “We are delighted to welcome Nikon UK as our first corporate sponsors in 2007,” commented Judy Polkinhorn, Executive Director Mercy Ships UK. “The Coolscope, donated to The Anastasis two years ago, has already made an enormous impact and has enabled the onboard surgical teams to make swift diagnoses and surgical decisions. “Having already donated a number of cameras to Mercy Ship’s PR team and a pair of binoculars to the ship’s Captain, Nikon UK is now planning to get even more involved by adopting Mercy Ships as the Company Charity for 2007. Nikon UK staff are intending to hold a number of events to raise both money and awareness for the organisation. Mercy Ships secures its first Charity of the Year partnership
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2021-02-16 Christina Hughes Babb Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / White House Foreclosure Ban Extension to ‘Deliver Immediate Relief’ Subscribe About Author: Christina Hughes Babb White House Foreclosure Ban Extension to ‘Deliver Immediate Relief’ Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 16, 2021 13,378 Views Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News President Joe Biden Tuesday announced an extension of the moratorium on home foreclosures for federally backed mortgages through the end of June. The foreclosure halt previously was slated to end March 31.The move is a coordinated effort among the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Agriculture to “deliver immediate relief for American families bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis,” according to a statement from the White House.Today, 1 in 5 renters is behind on rent and more than 10 million homeowners are delinquent on their loans, according to a White House fact sheet. People of color face even greater hardship and are more likely to have deferred or missed payments, putting them at greater risk of eviction and foreclosure, according to the White House’s press release.Tuesday’s action blocks home foreclosures, allows delayed mortgage payments, and offers six months of additional mortgage forbearance for those who enroll by June 30, and they “build on steps the President took on Day One to extend foreclosure moratoriums for federally guaranteed mortgages,” according to the White House.Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) last week extended forbearance for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed borrowers for three months.These coordinated actions will cover 70% of existing single-family home mortgages, notes the Biden administration in its fact sheet, which outlines the terms of this action.The departments and the administration both have issued messages of solidarity and a desire to provide immediate relief to homeowners, support hard-hit communities of color, and provide a centralized resource for housing assistance (the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will house these resources).“As President Biden has made clear, it is urgent that we help homeowners throughout the nation who are struggling financially from this unprecedented national emergency,” said Acting HUD Secretary Matthew Ammon. “The steps we are taking today will provide both immediate relief to those in desperate need of assistance and help more homeowners keep their homes and resume their payments when the pandemic subsides.”According to a HUD press release, the Office of Public and Indian Housing is planning to announce similar relief for Native American and Native Hawaiian homeowners assisted under the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program and the Section 184A Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Program. Previous: Single-Family Rental Rates Accelerated at 2020’s End Next: FHFA Scorecard Prepares GSEs for ‘Ultimate’ Exits From Conservatorship
Fedorovekb/iStock(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — A man born before World War II even began has been arrested after allegedly robbing a bank in South Carolina while wearing a mask.Police responded to a report of a bank robbery at around 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning at a bank in Greenville, S.C.The suspect, later identified as 86-year-old Gilbert Paul Ware, had allegedly entered the bank while wearing a mask and brandishing a firearm demanding money from the employees.The bank tellers complied with the request and handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the bank robber. Ware then got into his car and left the premises with the money.The suspect, however, did not make it very far.The Greenville Police Department nabbed the suspect a few blocks away from the bank after conducting a traffic stop. The firearm and stolen money were also recovered.Ware was arrested and taken into police custody without incident. He has been charged with bank robbery but more charges are expected to be filed.It is currently unclear what Ware’s motive was but no injuries from the incident were reported. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
So as most already know, this year Linkedin changed their InMail policy. Instead of getting back all the InMails that didn’t get a response, Linkedin now only credit back InMails that are replied to. They also implemented their new policy around a commercial search limit in which in any given month you can only run a limited amount of searches as beyond a certain number they deem that it is being used for commercial purposes. I’ve seen a number of posts for and against the changes and for what it’s worth, I say bring it on!Here’s why…Sometimes, just sometimes, I shudder when I see some of the activities that are being passed off as “recruiting”. In the last month I have received a number of batch messages that not only are not personalised to me, but have zero relevance to me at all. E.g. I’m an IT/software development sourcing specialist/recruiter and therefore, I have a few technologies listed on my profile. In the greater context of my profile, this is clearly in reference to positions I regularly find myself recruiting and not related to my personal IT experience, YET – I still get messages asking about my interest levels in an exciting and fantabulous open position as a Developer. I’m all for looking at ways to find efficiencies but sending a batch message to anyone with a specific technology(ies) listed on their profile (due to a standard keyword search) is just plain lazy and is certainly not what the vast majority of the recruitment world would identify as effective, solid recruitment/sourcing practice. To date, given the limited InMails available per month on different subscriptions, recruiters were almost incentivised to not be engaging in their InMails and just throw buzzwords in the hope of either a) Quickly engaging a professional who might be actively on the market; or b) being completely ignored, as opposed to opening up conversations with candidates who are not “active” but may be open to discussing other opportunities. If by LinkedIn changing its policies it encourages the careful and more considered use of InMails as a tool of value and as the medium that could be used to open doors to new networks/candidates/business partners/leads, then I’m all for it and can only see it having a positive effect on the industry.Link to info on new InMail policy: http://sales.linkedin.com/blog/linkedin-changes-inmail-policy-to-improve-quality-of-messages-and-response-rates/On commercial search limits. I believe that the impact on this will be minimal to any recruiter who considers themselves to be somewhat social media savvy as most will be well versed in other online sourcing techniques and know e.g. know how to run x-ray searches via search engines, should they reach their search threshold. The knock-on effect of this is that recruiter who is perhaps not quite as used to other online search methods will have to begin to increase their knowledge of online sourcing methods which surely can only positively affect the recruitment industry?.Link to info on new “commercial use limit”: https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/52950/~/commercial-use-limit-on-search Read full article Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?Shared from missc on 20 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
View post tag: chief View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mayport Training & Education View post tag: Master View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Master Chief Petty Officer of Navy Visits Mayport Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens visited Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 8-10, to discuss his ‘Zeroing in on Excellence’ initiative.MCPON met with area chiefs to discuss his initiative that he released in four letters to the Chiefs’ Mess Nov. 6, and used this trip as his first opportunity to assess communication success. “If you have seen, read or heard of the initiative that I recently sent out called ‘Zeroing in on Excellence’ raise your hand,” said Stevens. Three quarters of the approximately 150 chief petty officers raised their hand. MCPON discussed the basics of the idea behind the initiative and the three focus areas of: developing leaders, good order and discipline, and controlling what we own. “What the ‘Zeroing in on Excellence’ initiative provides you is the framework within which you can work,” said Stevens. “It’s my charge to every chief petty officer in the Navy to look at it, especially the leaders within the mess, and ask themselves, ‘What is it we can do to support this and sustain it?’ I’m not interested in a flash in the pan, here-now-gone-tomorrow effort.”MCPON explained that if a leader is ineffective, then the command is ineffective.MCPON also visited commands and Sailors throughout the base including USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). While there, a Sailor asked MCPON for advice on becoming MCPON. “I have been in the Navy for 30 years,” said Stevens. “After all that time, here is what I can tell you about being successful; work hard, stay out of trouble and be a good and decent person. If you do those things, you will be a success in anything that you do.”While visiting USS De Wert (FFG 45), MCPON met with the Chiefs’ Mess and to discuss his initiative and and team cohesion. “I’m asking you, as chief petty officers, to be strategically smart,” said Stevens. “Recognize where the world is at, where our economy is at, to recognize where the Navy is at and where we are going. You have to be smart. Think about the things you personally own in your organization that will ultimately impact those strategic decisions when we come together collectively as a Chiefs’ Mess.”Fleet engagements are intended to provide senior leadership with a frontline assessment of Sailors and what they are doing in the fleet.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 14, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Officer View post tag: Petty USA: Master Chief Petty Officer of Navy Visits Mayport November 14, 2012 View post tag: visits Share this article
Beloved rock n’ roller Steve Winwood continues to stay active, recently touring with Steely Dan and performing his own headlining gigs. The multi-instrumentalist has a career packed with hits from bands like the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, making each show a unique opportunity to capture his iconic catalog in the live setting.Fortunately for fans, Winwood has announced plans for a 10-date run of shows. Primarily along the East Coast, Winwood will hit venues like the Beacon Theatre, The Orpheum Theatre, Ryman Auditorium and so many more! The tour runs from April 20th through May 10th, hitting venues up and down the coastline and ending at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to Winwood’s Facebook page for details.Steve Winwood Tour DatesApr 20 – The Space At Westbury Theater, Westbury, NYApr 21 – The Beacon Theatre, New York NYApr 22 – Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PAApr 24 – Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJApr 25 – The Lyric, Baltimore, MDApr 27 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MAApr 28 – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CTApr 29 – Seneca Allegany Event Center, Salamanca, NYMay 1 – Warner Theatre, Washington, DCMay 2 – Carpenter Theatre, Richmond, VAMay 5 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, FLMay 6 – Hard Rock Live Orlando, Orlando, FLMay 9 – Peace Center Concert Hall, Greenville, SCMay 10 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
“I’m dealing with a lot of uncertainty,” said Ilian Meza-Peña ’17, whose eligibility under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is due to expire next December. “Is the University going to add more mental health counselors who are aware of the cultural issues?”“I don’t have a passport. I was smuggled over the border to Turkey,” explained Aref Ebrahimi, a candidate for an A.L.B. from the Extension School, a special student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, as well as a refugee from Iran. “What’s the easiest way to deal with this?”These were only two of the questions raised by members of the Harvard community on Wednesday afternoon when representatives of the Harvard International Office, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, and Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic held a town hall to offer information and perspectives in light of the new Washington administration’s executive orders on immigration and refugees. A number of Harvard’s Schools have been holding similar sessions for their concerned students.Citing President Drew Faust’s recent “We Are All Harvard” statement, distributed to the University community, Vice Provost Mark C. Elliott opened the meeting. “The University is deeply committed to being an open, welcoming, and deeply international community,” he said. With approximately 10,000 international students and scholars, the largest number in any U.S. university, Harvard is “frustrated and distressed by the effect that this order is already having on our community,” he said.Elliott said Harvard had been active even before the latest executive order was signed, holding meetings “at the highest levels,” not only among University officials, but with officials from other universities and institutions across the country.Elements of that action, as well as practical advice, were then presented by fellow panelists Maureen Martin, director of Immigration Services at the Harvard International Office, and Jason Corral of the Law School’s Immigrant and Refugee Clinic, who had originally been hired to represent students who are undocumented, with DACA support.With the help of a Powerpoint demonstration, the panel first broke down what three relevant executive orders actually say. One temporarily suspends the issuance of visas abroad and the entry into the United States by people from seven predominately Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Sudan). Another order temporarily suspends the admission of all refugees and calls for an indefinite suspension of admission of refugees from Syria. And one calls for the immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and for reinforcement of internal immigration enforcement.Some implications of these orders are clear. “People from those seven countries should not try to travel outside the U.S.,” said Martin. She also noted that rumors of other countries being included in the ban, or in a future one, have made many foreign scholars leery of travel. “Everybody is anxious, and we understand that. We’re here to help you work through it.”The international office, she said, has been in touch with all the scholars from overseas who have registered that they are traveling — and recommends that all members of the University community who are considering travel register their plans. In addition, the Immigration and Refugee Clinic has been providing information and advice.Executive orders, explained Corral, cannot make new law. In fact, if they contradict an existing law, that “law trumps the order,” he said, to laughter. This order of precedence is the basis for legal challenges to the orders, as are the existing visa and DACA regulations themselves. For example, in some cases, visa applications must be considered within a certain time period. “If they take longer, they are in violation of established law,” said Corral.A checklist of documents that international students should carry if traveling was projected: a passport, if possible, or a green card, and a visa with a valid travel signature and valid travel stamp. Other suggested items include a letter from Harvard attesting to one’s status in the University community, a resume or CV, and the phone number of someone at Harvard. (While the director of a scholar’s specific program was mentioned as a contact, it was also pointed out that the University’s travel assistance number, 617-998-0000, is staffed around the clock.)“Even for domestic travel,” suggested Corral. “I’d be very cautious and travel with information.”The panel then took questions that ranged from specifics about possible changes in H1-B and OPT visas to options for housing after graduation. Questions about travel for emergencies, such as a death in the family, or for formerly routine conferences or interviews, were answered with candid concern. “Over-document,” suggested Corral. “Come talk to us first,” advised Martin.As a Baha’i, Ebrahimi counts as a religious minority, which should exempt him from some of the latest orders’ impact. Still, citing his interest in pursuing a career in global health, he remains frustrated and confused. “I’m grateful for the opportunity,” he said. “But this makes the U.S. a big prison for me.”After the roughly 90-minute meeting, Meza-Peña still had questions. “I feel good about Jason being hired,” she said. Still, she worried that some of her issues hadn’t been addressed. As she was explaining, a clinical social worker from the University Health Services approached her, ideally to continue a useful dialogue.
Let’s Make a DealDuring summer 2016, the Dell-EMC deal closed, creating experiences not typical for interns. Jake Correira (below), who interned in human resources at EMC in Hopkinton, Mass, and Rose Glendinning, who interned in human resources at Dell in Round Rock, Texas, were both engaged in the integration during their internships.“I worked on some of the organizational design for the Dell EMC integration,” Correira said. “It surprised me to be assigned work of that magnitude, but I was also very happy that I had the opportunity to work on something so significant.”Glendinning’s assignment pushed her out of her comfort zone and into a world of ambiguity. She worked on streamlining different work streams on both the Dell and EMC side so that everyone was on the same page come day one of the integration.“I coordinated training for processes, tools and procedures so the HR business partners had the right information for their business units,” she said. “We provided a full picture of what’s to come the next few months and the next fiscal year.”Correira noted how transparent the experience was, not only within human resources, but for all interns. He was also part of the group checking in on how employees felt about the deal, what questions they had and how human resources could facilitate positive change.“We sent out a question every week to gauge employees’ opinions on the integration,” he said. “We were able use the feedback to implement a program called the Dell Ambassador program.”Ensuring all business units were on the same page for the day the deal closed was a huge undertaking for Glendinning and her team, but it was thrilling to participate in creation of the biggest tech company in the world.“Providing answers on compensation, talent acquisition, global mobility and immigration eases minds for both the Dell and EMC sides,” she said “It’s pretty exciting to be part of that.”Connecting the Dots to a Bright FutureMeryl Cheney (below) completed her first internship with EMC in 2015 in Franklin, Mass. The meaningful work experiences were a key driver in attracting her back for a second internship in 2016. As an inventory control intern, she saw exactly how sales orders are connected to product manufacturing.“I see all the different parts that go into our products, both written orders and on the manufacturing floor,” Cheney said. “I was trained to give tours of our manufacturing floor, so I got to see how the products are put together. It was really cool to see how everything works.”Cheney is thankful for her experiences while looking toward her future career.“I’m just starting out and I’ve already learned so much here,” she said. “I can only imagine how much more I’m going to learn as I continue to grow in this business. I’m excited to see what the future holds.”Dell looks for the best and brightest to join their team. Find out more about our available internship opportunities. Megan Evangelista (above), a former intern who now works on the University Relations team, stresses the importance of project work with each business leader before they are able to create intern positions.“University Relations works very hard to make sure that interns have exciting and engaging programs and projects,” she said. “We ask project managers to make sure that interns have important work, that they’re not handling mundane tasks all day. Interns must contribute to the greater good and to the company.”Beyond the ClassroomCalvin Mack (below), who interned in the Commercial Field Marketing Group in Round Rock, Texas, felt his internship complemented his academic work in number of ways, most significantly providing him with experiences that just aren’t available in a classroom setting.“I think in business school, professors give students these problems, but then a lot of times you can kind of tell what the answer should be,” he said. “With this project that I’m working on for Dell, there’s no real right or wrong answer. The ambiguity is giving me an experience that I can’t necessarily get at school.” Dell interns aren’t likely to be found fetching coffee or making copies. While caffeine may help the working world go around, at its core, Dell’s internship program hones in on meaningful work experiences aimed at pushing interns out of their academic comfort zone and into the world of problem solving. As a result, Dell interns are positioned for bright career options.