Improve product understanding and promote good practice with the right training

first_imgAs part of its commitment to customer service, Unwin offers accessible transport professionals a range of training sessions to improve product understanding and promote good practice.For transport operatives, training is offered on using Unwin wheelchair tie-downs and passenger restraints safely and correctly. A series of free training videos are available on the Unwin YouTube channel, with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.Unwin’s in-house training facility provides a comfortable learning environment for all participants. The fully equipped training room contains all the latest Unwin products to facilitate a comprehensive training programme.Its Intermediate Training is aimed at drivers and passenger assistants with experience in the accessible transport sector, who seek to develop their product knowledge or wish to refresh their skills and keep up to date with ongoing product development.Training days are scheduled at Unwin’s Somerset HQ on 13 March, 24 April, 15 May, 12 June and 17 July 2019.www.unwinsafety.comlast_img read more

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GAME NOTES: McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic

first_img Argos begin season with a pair of home matches at McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic (Photo by Chris Nelson/ArgoPhotos.com) Share GAME NOTES: McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classiccenter_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s basketball team will kick off the 2012-13 regular season with a pair of home games against Southern Indiana and Barry Friday and Saturday at the McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic at the UWF Field House.First-year head coach Stephanie Yelton will look to key returners Kelseigh Hughes (Hammond, La./St. Thomas Aquinas HS), Jaymie Druding (Orachard Park, N.Y./Maine) and Emily Erland (Pegram, Tenn./Harpeth HS) to lead a roster that includes eight newcomers. Schedule:11/9  Barry vs. Georgia Southwestern  noon CT11/9  West Florida vs. Southern Indiana  2 p.m. CT11/10  Georgia Southwestern vs. Southern Indiana  noon CT11/10  West Florida vs. Barry  2 p.m. CT Live Coveragehttp://client.stretchinternet.com/client/uwf.portalGame Notes:11/8 vs. Southern Indiana, BarryPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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UWF swimming and diving opens season at home on Thursday

first_img Emmele Photography UWF swimming and diving opens season at home on Thursday Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s swimming and diving team will open the 2014-15 season on Thursday at the UWF Aquatic Center in a double dual meet against Division I opponents North Florida and Vanderbilt. The meet will start at 4 p.m., and fans not able to attend in person will be able to follow the action with live video and live results at www.GoArgos.com.Live video Live results Impressive First Year for UWFUWF finished 23rd at the NCAA Championships in its first year as a program in 2013-14, which was also third highest for all Florida Division II teams behind only Tampa and Florida Southern. UWF’s Anna-Marie Macht highlighted nationals for UWF by placing first in the consolation final for the 200 IM. UWF also finished second at the NSISC championships, as Peggy de Villiers was the meet’s high point swimmer and Josie McKee was the high point diver.UWF Picked to Finish 2nd in NSISCWest Florida was picked second in the NSISC preseason coaches’ poll, and five Argonauts were selected to the preseason All-NSISC team. Swimmers Peggy de Villiers, Anna-Marie Macht and Emily Mitchell were picked to the team, along with divers Josie McKee and Meghan Zets. The NSISC will have a new look this year with the addition of Minnesota State, MSU Morehead, Northern State and St. Cloud State.Argos Again Open Season Versus Division I FoesFor the second straight year UWF will open the season hosting Division I teams at the UWF Aquatic Center. Last year the Argos started the year facing Florida State and Tulane, and this year North Florida and Vanderbilt come to Pensacola to open the season. Vanderbilt is coming off a 2013-14 season that saw the Commodores break 15 school records in the SEC Championships. UNF placed eighth at the 2014 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships. The Argos faced both UNF and Vanderbilt last season on the road, falling to UNF 128-171 and to Vanderbilt 57-203.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Carlo Ancelotti not worried about Real Madrid’s injury crisis

first_img “We have to find solutions to some absences, especially Bale, who takes medical tests today.  “Apart from Luka Modric’s injury, the team is now fine,” he told Radio anch’io sport. “We hope to be competitive until the end of the Champions League. For the Atletico game, we are not concerned. CEST 20/04/2015 “There was a dip in form in February, due to some injuries, but now we are back to our level. Carlo Ancelotti says he is not worried about Real Madrid’s injury crisis. The Italian coach says he needs to find solutions but overall he is happy with Real Madrid’s state as we hit the season’s final straight.  Upd. at 14:59 “It’s a big challenge that we face, at home, with as much optimism as possible. The Bernabeu will give us a big lift.” Sport ENlast_img read more

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Red-hot Ice battle Blazers

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsLuke Bertolucci, who will represent B.C. at the Canada Games next month in Halifax, leads the Kootenay Ice back into action as the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League resumes play following the Christmas break.Bertolucci and the rest of the Ice play host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Ice has been on fire of late, undefeated in four games.Leading the Ice is Nelson’s Dryden Hunt and Bertolucci. Hunt leads Kootenay in scoring with nine goals and 19 assists.Bertolucci, scoring for Team B.C. during an exhibition game during the holiday break, is right behind with 10 goals and 17 assists.Kootenay currently sits in tenth spot in the 11-team league with 5-13-6 record, but is only eight points out of six spot.The teams open the two-game set Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The series concludes Sunday beginning at 11:15 [email protected]last_img read more

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Why HR Needs to Advocate for Change

first_imgThe world is constantly bombarded with the emergence of new tools and technologies that change the way we live and work. And while many of these innovations can bring new efficiencies to the workplace, implementing these solutions can present a number of challenges. In addition to gaining executive buy-in and company-wide adoption, another key aspect is ensuring that any new technology acquisition complies with both the company’s legal processes and the larger local and federal regulations.One of the biggest challenges is that company policies are often slow to keep up with the technology. And at today’s speed of business, where the ability to gain competitive advantage through the use of innovative tools and solutions is more essential than ever, company’s simply don’t have the time to wait for legal to catch up. This is especially true in the industries where heavy regulation is common, such as the financial or healthcare sectors. Yet, as HR teams discover better ways of managing talent, enhancing communications and spurring professional development, they must also do everything they can to help make the laws more modern and up to date.Just consider how the business world responded to the use of social media in the workplace five years ago. Legal departments were afraid to condone employees putting pictures on LinkedIn or sharing information on Twitter or Facebook. However, these practices are more than common today; if the company and its employees don’t have a strong social presence, customers, business partners and job candidates alike will be left wondering why.It was the same story with digital interviewing. When the technology first emerged, there was great worry about the legal repercussions, such as whether it violated EEOC and OFCCP regulations. There was also concern about how candidates and even recruiters and hiring managers would react to it. Well, as the use of digital interviewing has become quite ubiquitous in the last few years, it’s clear that many of those concerns were unfounded.From improved ways to collaborate with employees who work remotely or at different locations, to tools that help people work offline, the market is full of new solutions that can enhance productivity and communication. Yet, it is important to understand the legal environment surrounding them. And, if any regulations stand in the way of their implementation, HR should take the lead to ensure legislatures make the appropriate changes to the laws to keep up with technology.Rather than letting the laws define your technology use, HR has a professional obligation to help define why the laws should be changed. To remain truly competitive and ahead of the pack, HR must be proactive instead of sitting around and waiting for policies to change to enable the use of a promising new technology. Just consider how much the workplace has advanced through the use of social media – we shouldn’t have to wait for the next great innovation to be held back either.last_img read more

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Sensors, Smart Content, and the Future of News

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#conferences#ETech 2009#Real World#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Nick Bilton from The New York Times R&D Labs was at ETech today, talking about how NYT is preparing for the future of news delivery. His presentation explored how “sensors in every part of our lives [are] helping us aggregate smart content that is relevant to the device we are using”. Bilton said that New York Times is building out more real-time analytics, device detection and granular user interaction, in order to deliver this “smart content” to each user and device. They are focused on the “3 screen” experience: web, mobile, and living room. Bilton said that NYT is also exploring “Newspaper 2.0” and next generation e-ink devices (such as flexible displays). Changes for mobile that NYT is looking at include optimizing for the increasing popularity of touch-screen devices (fueled by the iPhone) and adjusting content on mobile devices based on what the reader clicks on – e.g. if they click for sports news then they know the user is interested in that type of content. Regarding sensors, these devices can be editors according to Bilton. For example if your phone has GPS, then your location can influence what content you see. Or if you’re in your car, your phone could sense that and so NYT could deliver the news to you in audio. It can also change the way NYT does reporting – for example sensors that pick up noise activity could alert reporters to noise problems in NYC (a common problem in that city). Bilton said that NYT has also been experimenting with semacodes, bar codes in the newspaper – although he noted that it has issues, such as it not being understandable for many mainstream people. There are also e-ink and other interactive concepts being tested (example below).CustomTimes interactive newspaper box, photo from NickBilton.comBilton then showed how if NYT was being ‘consumed’ in the living room, they can introduce much more video and use sensor metadata to add to the experience (for example showing content based on location). He also asked the question: why doesn’t my couch have an API? If NYT knew more about the people in the room, how close they are to the TV, etc, then NYT could customize the user interface and content even further.He wrapped up by addressing the so-called death of the newspaper. Bilton argued that “paper is just a device”. He noted that the next generation will be used to accessing content immediately – there will be flexible displays, full immersive video and graphical experiences, more user-generated content. All of these things are just ways of storytelling, he said.Based on this fascinating presentation, we can be sure that newspapers – at least ones with enough money to do this type of research – are far from dead if they evolve with and adapt quickly to technology. NYT is certainly one of the leaders in using technology in news reporting, so it appears to be well positioned.Disclosure: RWW has a syndication relationship with NYT. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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A Non-Veteran’s View of Veteran’s Day and How I Almost Became One

first_imgPhoto by Jno. P. Trlica circa 1932I started college at age 17 in 1969 in the midst of the Vietnam War. I turned 18 my first semester and signed up for the draft as required by law. I don’t recall when the draft lottery was held but certainly recall my birthday drawn at number 33. Because I was married and in college, I was deferred until finishing school.Fast forward to the spring of my senior year 1973, I received my notice to report on a particular Monday in April. I went home that weekend prior to visit my parents. As was our habit, my Dad and I were sitting in front of the TV watching Saturday afternoon baseball when a news bulletin interrupted the game. It was President Nixon who told the nation, “I am immediately ending the draft.” I’m sure he said much more, but that’s all I recall.Monday morning I reported to the federal courthouse in Austin at 6:00 a.m. as instructed to find a hand-written note on the door that simply said, “By Presidential Order You Do Not Have to Report.”- Sponsor – Between 1969 and 1973 I had changed tremendously in my politics and view of the war. The tragedy at Kent State was a watershed event for me. I left Texas A&M and its ROTC culture to finish my degree at the University of Texas at Austin.Had that Presidential Order been delayed a week, I would have been inducted. I’m not sure what kind of soldier I would have been, but my personality likely would have made me follow orders and do my best. Had I gone to Vietnam, I don’t know if I would have been one of those second lieutenants who didn’t survive the jungle or pushed paper in an office behind the lines. It is interesting to reflect these 46 years later.Armistice Day was first celebrated on November 11, 1919, to honor the terrible sacrifice of soldiers in WWI. Officially renamed Veteran’s Day in 1954, when this day comes around each year, I often think about my near miss. But mostly I think about the family and friends who did go to war or are currently in the military.My father’s youngest brother Raymond who was a medic in the Pacific during WWII.My father-in-law Sam Holder who was a Marine also in the Pacific theater.Jim Lee’s brother and stepfather both in the Army in Vietnam.One of my best friends in the loss prevention industry Jim “Mac” MacKenzie who was a Marine in Vietnam.Another LP friend Melissa Mitchell who served—and sang—in the Air Force.Our close Charlotte friends’ son Evan who grew up playing army with our kids and is now a major in the US Army Special Forces.I could list many more friends from high school and the LP industry, but that’s not the point. Here’s my point on this day:No matter whether you are a veteran or not. No matter your politics or what you think about war. One thing we all should be able to do at least one day a year is feel gratitude and pride for those who served in the military in whatever capacity to support our democracy and take up arms to protect our country. Without individuals willing to put their lives on the line for the greater good, the United States and free countries everywhere would not enjoy the freedoms and liberties we are blessed with today.Enjoy this Veteran’s Day, but please take a minute to think about someone you know who served in the military. You don’t need to wave a tiny flag to show your appreciation. Simply note it in your heart and mind while you take a deep breath of freedom. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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India’s top swimmers wait to be called for London Games

first_imgWith the Olympics just over three weeks away, four of India’s top swimmers are waiting to see if their names figure in the list of those who will make the cut for the London Games.It’s been quite some time since Virdhawal Khade, Sandeep Sejwal, Aaron D’Souza and Saurabh Sangvekar achieved the ‘B’ standard mark in their respective events but since then they have not been able to improve upon their performances.The international swimming federation (FINA) has so far released a list of 438 swimmers who have achieved the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT) and their national bodies have approved their names.Next Monday is the last date for the London Organising Committee to receive the entry list and it is clear that out of the four, not more than two Indians will get a chance to compete at the Olympics.The total number of swimmers to compete at the Olympics is 900, which means there are still 462 places to be filled. However, FINA allows one male and one female swimmer from each country as universality places. The number of swimmers for universality places cannot exceed 150 but since the four Indian swimmers have achieved the Olympic Selection Time (OST), they cannot figure in that list.Sejwal was the first to achieve the OST in 100m breaststroke during the World Championships in Shanghai in July last year. He has also made the ‘B’ qualification in 200m breaststroke. Even though Sejwal has not been able to improve on his performance, he stands the best chance of making the cut.advertisementVirender Nanavati, who is the technical committee of FINA, says the Indian swimming federation is also worried with the delay but he is optimistic that at least one, if not two, would get the nod.”We have been keeping a close watch on all the developments and FINA says they are working towards it,” said Nanavati.Meanwhile, 1986 Asian Games silver medallist Khazan Singh, who is a government observer, said that he rarely gets any information from the federation about the swimmers’ progress.”The federation does approach the government for the training of these swimmers abroad but thereafter, there is no communication on what these swimmers do and what was their performance. So we hardly get to know how these swimmers are shaping up. They must inform us about how things have been going on,” said Khazan.last_img read more

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Leanders record will stay till eternity feels Indian tennis fraternity

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) What Leander Paes has achieved by creating a Davis Cup world record on a “phenomenal” day for Indian tennis is unlikely to be matched by anyone even in distant future, feels captain Mahesh Bhupathi and Indias tennis fraternity endorsed the view. Paes, approaching 45, today surpassed Italys Nicola Pietrangeli to take that record 43rd win, which made him the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup. “I am very excited that it has finally happened. It was always inevitable. Now an Indian holding the record is very special for our sport especially. I believe this record will stay very long,” non-playing captain Bhupathi told PTI from Tianjin. Bhupathis predecessor Anand Amritraj also hailed Paes for his longevity. “Great achievement by Leander to get the record of 43 doubles wins in Davis Cup. He deserves it, and it will probably never be surpassed. Im glad our paths crossed more than 30 years ago and I was able to pick him for our BAT Academy. He has done our country proud and today was the crowning moment,” Amritraj said. Amritraj also praised the young members of the team for pulling off an incredible 3-2 win after going down 2-3. “Its a wonderful effort by our doubles team, Ramkumar and Prajnesh to pull this tie out after a poor start yesterday. Congrats to them,” he said. Indias coach and Paes first partner in Davis Cup Zeeshan Ali said it was a proud moment for him. “Leander today showed why he is the most successful doubles players. I wont say they played the greatest match but they played well when it mattered. I am extremely proud and happy to be a part of Leanders journey. Being a part of history of Leander is amazing,” said Zeeshan after India wrapped up the tie.advertisement “Apart from playing tennis, we have grown up together. There is a lot outside tennis. To see his achievement as an Indian, is very very proud moment,” said Zeeshan, who like Leander took his first lessons at the famed South Club in Kolkata. “The first match me and Leander played (in Jaipur in 1990) is something very special. We won other matches also but that particular doubles match (they won by winning fifth set 18-16 against Japan) really firmed our friendship.” Balram Singh, who travelled with Paes to Youth Cup in 1990 as Indias coach, said the youngsters need to learn from Paes. “Despite his age, he is moving so well. Todays youngsters do not move. They should learn from Leander. He will always be remembered for his immense contribution to Idnian tennis. He was always hard working. He lives on tennis. He should continue playing as long as he is fit. Age is no bar,” said Balram, the former Davis Cup coach. AITA Selection Committee Chauirman S P Misra said no one should ask Paes to retire despite getting this record. “Why he should not play. It is individual choice. As long as he is in contention and ranking is there, he can make himself available. Today it was his win which inspired the youngsters to win. He and Rohan played a huge role,” said Misra. Zeeshan said winning the tie after a depressing 0-2 scoreline on day one was a very creditable performance by the Indian team. “Its unbelievable. I am so proud of them. We knew we can it pull off. The tone was set by the doubles win. The adrenaline flowing got everyone pumped up. Its a huge win I dont have words to express. Down 0-2, its absolutely phenomenal performance. We discussed if it went down to fifth, Prajnesh will be played. “The conditions did not suit Sumit. Courts were slow, when its so cold, the heavy ball does not travel fast. If you dont have power to overpower opponent, you cant win, so decision was to play the player could excel in these conditions. “New rule of having five players benefitted us. We were able to play around three singles players.” Meanwhile AITA issued a press release acknowledging Paes achievement. ” PTI AT KHS AT ATlast_img read more

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