Comments are closed. Vanessa Pearce reviews – The Future Role of PAsFrom: Helen VandeveldeFormat: An NHS staff development event for Pas and secretaries working inthe West of EnglandMore on www.workingahead.comIf the future is about good teamwork, Carol Jones and Helen Vandevelde gavea masterclass on how it’s done in their presentations on the future role ofPAs. They delivered a rollercoaster ride through the theory and practice ofbecoming a top flight PA/secretary, against the background of globalisation andtechnological change. “Exhausting, but bags of fun if you put your heart into it,”Vandevelde assures her audience. And participants took her at her word, engaging wholeheartedly ininteractive explorations into managing global networking, styles ofcommunication and managing remote relationships. And having been challenged in their thinking and practice, delegatesreturned the compliment by asking some challenging questions of their own – Howdo you deal with issues of confidentiality within a network? Who owns thenetwork? And can you take your networks away with you if you leave the company?Carol Jones blended some colourful illustrations into her keynote address,drawing on her experience as a global PA. For example, when she was PA to theminister for mines and energy for the Northern Territory in Australia, Jonestook on the role of managing his speaking engagements and he developed completetrust in her judgement. The work involved Jones using classic PA traits, such as networking, seizingopportunities, knowledge working, communication and entrepreneurialism. Between them, Jones and Vandevelde live and breathe the global workstyle ofthe future. And on the evidence of their presentations, they’re right. It isgoing to be bags of fun with plenty of opportunities. Top tips in mastering the PA’s roleOn 1 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
The Office of Student Affairs and the consultant team for the USC Bicycle Master Plan presented a review of the planning process Thursday and outlined proposed solutions to bicycle congestion on campus, which includes the designation of specific bike lanes on campus.Alison Kendall, a principle architect at Kendall Planning + Design, a firm hired in October to work with Student Affairs and the Dept. of Public Safety to help solve the ongoing issues related to bikes, spoke at the event held at Tommy’s Place.Proposed bike plans would create designated bike lanes along Trousdale Parkway, Downey Way and McClintock Avenue. | Photo courtesy of USC“Basically, what we began is a systematic approach to looking at bikes on campus,” Kendall said. “Our general concept is to have certain roadways on campus that are marked by direction where it is safe [to ride a bike].”Twenty-five percent of undergraduates have had a collision with a bicycle within the last year, Kendall said.To increase safety on campus, the consultants suggest that separate bike lanes be created on all major roadways on campus, including McClintock Avenue, Trousdale Parkway, Downey Way and 34th Street.“While not wanting to be overly restrictive, there is obviously a need to regulate,” Kendall said. “We need to develop a progressive enforcement approach.”Consultants also presented plans to add more secure bike racks around campus, bike repair and services centers and a bike sharing and rental program as an alternative to owning a bike.Kendall Planning + Design spoke to students and faculty , including 20 student and staff organizations, about the bike issues, and reviewed accident data involving bicycles on campus. The firm also looked at other universities, such as Stanford University that have implemented bike safety programs on their campuses.About 200 people provided their input at the first bike summit on Jan. 18, and 2,000 people responded to an online survey about the bikes.Consultants on the project also determined that most cyclists at USC are inexperienced.“Many undergrad cyclists had never really biked before,” Kendall said. “As a result, they have a very limited understanding of how to bike in an urban setting.”To remedy this issue, Kendall Planning + Design has suggested a program to educate cyclists at USC, which would potentially include classes on safety, bike tours around campus, videos offering biking tips and outreach from groups such as peer health educators, residential advisers and DPS.Tom Studdert, director of orientation programs, said none of these plans have been finalized. USC administrators are set to discuss the plan at their meeting in early May.“From there, an implementation plan will be developed. It’s not just an overnight process,” Studdert said.Deike Peters, an adjunct assistant professor of urban planning, and graduate students from a Bike Planning Studio course in the Sol Price School of Public Policy also presented their specific research material and suggestions at the event. The students worked closely with Kendall Planning + Design on the project.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every summer, young cattlemen meet in Central Ohio for an unforgettable three-day event. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference and Tour (YCC) features many exciting and educational opportunities for beef industry leaders and cattle producers alike. The event offers industry insight and enhanced networking for attendees to take home and use their own operations to keep them progressive and profitable.YCC will be held Aug. 13 to 15, 2015, in Columbus and the central Ohio areas. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation and OCA coordinate the Ohio YCC Tour.Participants will be challenged to think outside the box, as they practice their public relations skills and learn the best ways to present their operations and the beef industry as a whole to consumers. They will have the chance to visit the Ohio Statehouse and discuss current issues with elected officials, as well as, learn more about the product they produce by participating in a mini Beef 509 at the Ohio State University Animal Sciences Department. To top it all off, attendees will have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ohio State Football practice facility and enjoy a fun-filled evening at a Columbus Clippers Baseball game.YCC is open to any OCA member over the age of 20 who possesses great leadership potential and is active in their community. Counties are encouraged to nominate participants for YCC, but individuals may also self-nominate. Couples are also encouraged to attend. The cost is $100 per participant and nomination forms and payment must be submitted to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation by June 26, 2015. All meals and a two-night hotel stay will be covered by program sponsors.For more information or to download a nomination form, visit www.ohiocattle.org. You can also contact Emily Jackson at 614-873-6737 or by email at [email protected]
Adobe Anywhere IntegrationAdobe Anywhere is Adobe’s enterprise collaborative workflow platform.Designed for teams it works on standard networks and doesn’t require proprietary hardware.Team members work with files on a shared server that doesn’t require downloading.This could be a game changer for those that need to work remotely with other team members.Will you be using Premiere Pro CC for video editing?Share your thoughts/experiences in the comments below! Fit ClipPreviously in Premiere Pro, when you had In & Out points in both the Source & Program, you got a dialog box that asked what In &Out points you wanted to use. This was confusing to FCP users as its behavior was to ignore the Out in the Source. Now Premiere Pro gives you the option to remember your choice so you only see the “Fit Clip” dialog once. Write Keyframes in Audio Clip MixerPremiere Pro CC adds a Clip Audio Mixer to make working with clip audio easier. They also add the ability to record audio keyframes by selecting the “write keyframes” button. Click the button and then move the Fader to record keyframes while the clip is playing. There is a Preference for thinning out keyframes so you can then modify them as needed. Improved MulticamTheir are several new time saving multicam features in Premiere Pro CC. Andrew Devis covers the new features in more detail here.In Premiere Pro CC you can mix different media, frame rate and sample rates. You have the new option of “sync to audio” which is handy if you have audio from a separate audio recorder that you want to sync to video clips (the video clips need audio). This gives you some of the features of Red Giant’s PluralEyes without needing a plugin. There are shortcuts for multicam and you can add additional ones as needed. Click images for larger view: These tips will save you time and you get up to speed quickly with the changes and new features in Premiere Pro CC!More and more editors are checking out Premiere Pro and the new version has a lot to offer former FCP & Media Composer editors. In this post, I share my 10 favorite Premiere Pro Creative Cloud tips that will get you up to speed editing in Premiere Pro.For more Premiere Pro quick tips, check out my previous post on 10 Premiere Pro Tips for FCP Editors. Premiere Pro CC will be available June 2013 via Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Project & Scratch Disk ChangesWhen you Launch Premiere Pro for the first time you are greeted with a “New Project” dialog box. Here you choose where your Project and Scratch Disk are being saved. Premiere Pro defaults to user/documents/Adobe/Premiere Pro (your Scratch Disks and Preview files follow the project by default). Be aware that if you are working with card media, they are considered imports and not captured media.You can now change the location of your Auto Save folder to anywhere on your computer or external HD. Under the Scratch Disk tab assign your “Auto Save Folder” where you’d like.Click image for larger view:Make your desired changes, click OK and Premiere Pro CC will launch. Previously this opened a “New Sequence” window. However, this new approach seems a more streamlined way of setting up your video editing projects and less intimidating to new users.Assembly WorkspacePremiere Pro CC adds the new Assembly Workspace. This is a workspace layout that has a large Project area with the Program & Source Monitors sharing space. This is a handy workspace if you like to use Premiere Pro’s Hover Scrub, then set In & Out and use shortcuts to quickly Insert or Overwrite edit.As the name suggests, this workspace is designed for quickly creating a rough cut in Premiere Pro.Click image for larger view: Increase Clip VolumeModifying clip audio levels was one of my most used shortcuts when I used Final Cut Pro 7.Premiere Pro CC adds shortcuts for increasing the volume of one clip or selected clips. This is a big addition, as I often want to quickly raise or lower the volume for clips.The shortcut for adjusting audio levels on clips in the timeline is left bracket “[“ for decrease and right bracket “]” for increase. CUDA and OpenCL GPU supportThe list of supported video cards has increased, which gives you more choices for GPU acceleration.This is big, as having a supported card offers noticeable performance improvement.Sync SettingsI previously mentioned the new Premiere Pro sync settings here, but it is a big enough feature to mention again. This lets you sync custom settings/presets/layouts to the cloud and access them from anywhere.The sync settings can be found on the Welcome Screen, in Preferences and from the Premiere Pro Menu (File Menu on PC).Add Edit & Duplicate FramesYou can access settings for “Show Through Edits” & “Show Duplicate Frame Markers” from the wrench (the Timeline Display Settings in the Sequence).Now you can choose to see through edits (from using add edit or the razor tool) and duplicate frames when you have used part of a clip multiple times. I used this often in Final Cut Pro and it is nice to have this option in Premiere Pro CC.
Former minister Ajit Singh.Power and water supplies were cut off to former union minister Ajit Singhs government residence here on Saturday after he refused to vacate the bungalow following his defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.The house has been allotted to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who has been staying in a private guest house.Singh is currently residing at his Tughlaq Road house. According to a report, he was served an eviction notice in July.Earlier this month, a Delhi Police team had faced stiff resistance from Singh’s supporters when it arrived at the bungalow to get it vacated, said the report.Singh had lost the election from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. The 75-year-old Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president had never lost an election since 1999 from Baghpat.
West Ham make contact for Inter Milan defender Joao Mirandaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are eyeing Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda.Corriere dello Sport says West Ham have jumped into the battle for the Brazil international, 34.Miranda has been told he can leave Inter this month and he is in talks with interested clubs.Roma are keen to take the veteran on-loan, while the Hammers would be prepared to pay a fee to buy him outright.Inter want €20m to see the centre-half. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Juventus have launched their third-kit design for the 2018-19 season, which has been made entirely out of recycled plastic waste from the oceanThe latest kit was made by Adidas in a collaboration with a non-profit organisation called Parley for the Oceans.Cristiano Ronaldo and his new teammates will be wearing gear made from a 100% recycled polyester interlock material that incorporates ocean plastic for this season as Juventus look to win an eight successive Serie A title.The official colours of the kit will be “carbon” and “‘shock yellow”.Adidas designer Francesca Venturini, who worked closely with Parley for the Oceans during the making of the jersey, revealed the inspiration behind the design.He told the club website: “The new Juve third kit has eco-innovation and longevity at its very heart,”Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Through our partnership with Parley for the Oceans we’ve been able to create this beautiful jersey made from Ocean Plastic ®. The dark grey shade with yellow accents makes it the perfect jersey to be worn either on pitch or on the streets.”The Serie A champions join the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid as the latest high-profile club to support Parley Ocean Plastic’s aims to stop plastic pollution by wearing their kits.Juventus’s eco-friendly 2018/19 third kit has landed! pic.twitter.com/iizhNxE5Sm— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 18, 2018
Story Links Persistent rain in the Knoxville area on Saturday postponed the University of Louisville’s softball games against Kansas and Bradley in the Tennessee Classic. The tournament will resume on Sunday with the Cardinals (4-5) facing Kansas at 9 a.m. and Bradley at 4:30 p.m. Louisville is slated to wrap up the tournament Monday at 11:30 a.m. with a rematch against Bradley and will take on host No. 7/8 Tennessee at 4:30 p.m. Tennessee Classic Schedule Sunday, Feb. 249:00 a.m. – Louisville vs. Kansas4:30 p.m. – Louisville vs. BradleyMonday, Feb. 2511:30 a.m. – Louisville vs. Bradley4:30 p.m. – Louisville at Tennessee Print Friendly Version