British Airways is to launch an ambitious e-learning project to centraliseand improve the quality of training for its worldwide workforce. The company’s 50,000 staff, ranging from baggage handlers to pilots, will beable to use the intranet to access over 500 courses, including coaching,project management and leadership skills as well a new course on how torecognise and handle dangerous goods. Traditional classroom-based learning willalso be used alongside e-learning to deliver training to BA employees. The company has incorporated e-learning in its 30 open learning centres toensure that the 70 per cent of staff who do not have regular access to acomputer are able to benefit from the initiative. Elaine Wilson, British Airways e-learning manager, believes that moreaccessible training will help to improve career development within the companyand the quality of customer service. “As a leading airline, training anddevelopment is a critical part of our business strategy to ensure that ourstaff can provide the highest level of customer service. “However, with a global workforce who work irregular hours, are oftenon the move and differ greatly in culture and ways of working, providingconsistent and successful training is a continuous challenge. “E-learning presents the perfect solution offering our staff afantastic range of courses to chose from, including IT, business andprofessional development skills, and more importantly access whenever theychoose.” Related posts:No related photos. BA launches e-learning project to improve trainingOn 14 May 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
October 9, 2012 View post tag: News by topic Industry news View post tag: Undergo View post tag: Echo Share this article View post tag: HMS UK: HMS Echo to Undergo Maintenance Works View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Echo to Undergo Maintenance Works View post tag: works Plymouth-based HMS Echo has just completed a 19-month deployment in the Far East.David Daniel A&P Falmouth Commercial Director: “We are very familiar with HMS Echo, having carried out her previous refit five years ago and it’s great to have her back. We will carry out survey and maintenance works and upgrade of ship systems on behalf of BAE Systems. HMS Echo is expected to be with us until the end of October. Securing this repeat business reflects confidence in A&P’s knowledge, experience and ability to respond to the specific needs of our customers.”HMS Echo was launched in 2002 as the first ship in her class and was commissioned by the Navy in 2003. Built in Appledore, Devonport-based Echo carries out survey operations and provides environmental information in support of submarines and amphibious operations. She can also serve as a platform for a Mine Counter Measures command team. Highlights of her most recent 19 month deployment in the Far East included discovering an underwater ‘mountain’ the size of Gibraltar in the Red Sea and being the first RN ship to visit Libya after the fall of Gaddafi.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 9, 2012 View post tag: UK View post tag: maintenance
Rightmove has revealed that 15% of homes are finding a buyer within a week and 30% are securing a sale within a fortnight of being put on the market.Compared to the same time this year, this is an increase of 5% for both figures; in 2019 10% of homes sold within a week and 25% sold within a fortnight.One message from the portal’s analysis of 200,000 home moves is clear – buyers are keen to nail down a deal as fast as possible which, Rightmove suggests, is so that their purchase can be registered before the stamp duty holiday deadline of 31st of March next year.Consequently, the number of homes selling within a week of coming to market is up by 125% compared to the same period last year, and the highest number recorded over the past ten years.Semi detachedThree and two-bedroom semi-detached houses are selling the fastest while the region with highest number of homes being sold within a week is Scotland (26%) and the lowest is London (11%).“Not only are more properties selling in the current market than at any time over the past ten years, but many sellers are finding that demand for homes following lockdown and the rush to beat the stamp duty deadline means they’re achieving a quicker sale, but only if they’ve been priced correctly,” says Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside (pictured).“Not every home sells, but those that are well presented by agents, are on at the right price, or are just lucky enough to be in demand are among a record number of homes selling within the first week of coming to market since we started tracking this data ten years ago.”The last 3 months have been the busiest consistent quarter we’ve had since opening 16 years ago. There seems to be a constant flow of new valuations and new properties going on the market and coming under offer very quickly at very good prices. We are finding that some properties are selling within 7-10 days. The stamp duty exemption has without a doubt has taken the market into overdrive. Before lockdown we were busy but now we are crazy busy. I expect it to continue up until January or February with people pushing to get deals done before the March deadline.Read more about the ongoing boom.Rightmove Miles Shipside September 4, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Homes selling within a week of being listed jump by 125% to highest in ten years previous nextHousing MarketHomes selling within a week of being listed jump by 125% to highest in ten yearsRightmove says surge in offers being made on freshly-marketed properties is in part down to the March stamp duty holiday deadline.Nigel Lewis4th September 20200562 Views
Jon Baker.JPG – Jon Baker of Egg Harbor Township raised $10,695 to win the Karen Grant Award for top fundraiser at the 11th annual Paddle For A Cause presented by Curexa Saturday, June 9 at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. He is with Dean Randazzo of Atlantic City on left and Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation President Mark Zappone of Linwood on right. The top fundraiser of this year’s paddle will be taking home a Pau Hana 14′ x 26″ carbon Viper race board. (Michael Wright/ Sparkable) ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY – Determined paddleboarders tested their mettle to help raise over $85,000 in donations and sponsorships for the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Saturday, June 9. Total funds raised for the event as of this writing are just over $85,000 with donations still coming in. Local businesses donated more than an additional $15,000 in in-kind donations.Despite an impending thunderstorm more than 100 people participated across four events at the 11th annual Paddle For A Cause presented by Curexa Pharmacy in honor and memory of Karen Grant, beginning and ending at Golden Nugget Atlantic City.Cash prizes of $800 for first place, $350 for second place and $150 for third place were awarded for the 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island in the following categories: men’s open prone, men’s 14-foot and longer stand up paddleboard, women’s open prone and women’s 14-foot and longer stand up paddleboard.There was an 8-mile race and also 4-mile and 8-mile noncompetitive back bay paddles that go to The Wonder Bar in Atlantic City.This year’s event was extra special as it was dedicated in memory and honor of Karen Grant, a trustee of the foundation who spent countless hours volunteering with the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation. It was remarkable how she was so focused on helping others while she was afflicted with cancer and consistently was a top fundraiser at the event.Jon Baker, an artist and foundation board member of Egg Harbor Township won the Karen Grant Award for top fundraiser with $15,720. Todd DeSatnick, Paul Giunta, Adam Walcoff and Michele Barbera rounded out the top five fundraisers. Total funds raised for the event as of this writing are just over $85,000 with donations still coming in. Local businesses donated more than an additional $15,000 in in-kind donations.Of course, everyone who joins this event does it for this own reason. The winner of the 22.5-mile women’s OC-1 division was Kathy Vallen of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania who completed with a time of 4:38:17 in an outrigger canoe. Vallen is a stage 3A breast cancer survivor and was the first woman to finish the race. She said she dedicated the race in memory of Marie Buyce who died of cancer this past January. Her son Jeffrey paddled prone in the event last year in while his mother was fighting cancer.Jason Chew of Ocean City celebrates winning the 22-mile race in the men’s standup paddleboard division with a 14-foot board with a time of 4 hours, 36 seconds at the 11th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause Saturday, June 9 at Golden Nugget Atlantic City (Michael Wright/Sparkable).Jason Chew of Ocean City was the winner of the 22.5-mile race in the men’s standup paddleboard division with a 14-foot board with a time of 4 hours, 36 seconds. There were two records broken this year in the 22.5-mile race; Lisa Hertz Malick of Melbourne Beach, Florida completed the course in 5:07:44 in the Women’s Prone Stock 18-49 years old division and Louanne Harris of New York City broke the course record by winning the 18-49-year-old women’s standup paddleboard 14-foot category with a time of 4:48:51. The fastest overall finisher in the 22.5-mile race was Jason Malick with a time of 3:31:48 in the Men’s Surf Ski Division.Join the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation at their next event the 18th annual Surf For A Cause on September 8,2018 at Decatur avenue beach in Margate, NJ. See TheDRCF.org for more information.Louanne Harris of New York City paddles her way to winning the 22-mile race at in the 18-49-year-old women’s standup paddleboard 14-foot category with a time of 4:48:51 at the 11th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause Saturday, June 9 at Golden Nugget Atlantic City (Michael Wright/Sparkable).Race Results:22-mile (18-49) Women’s SUP 14’Louanne Harris – 4:48:51Carly Scallon 5:02:57Josette Lata 5:11:0322-mile (18-49) Women’s Prone 14’Alice henley 5:21:4422-mile (18-49) Men’s Prone StockAlex Ferencz 4:35:08Joe Lemke 4:39:15Nate Dirvin 5:13:0222-mile (18-49) Men’s Surf SkiJason Malick 3:31:4822-mile (18-49) Men’s Prone UnlimitedAJ Deflilippis 3:59:56Jonny Skolnick 4:05:53Dan Grothues 4:07:0122-mile (18-49) Men’s OpenRyan Matthews 3:33:13Robert Jehn 3:37:1022-mile 18-49 Men’s SUP 14’Jason Chew 4:00:36Sean Duffey 4:01:09Ryan Oliver 4:01:4822-mile (18-49) Women’s Prone StockLisa Hertz Malick 5:07:4422-mile (50+) Women’s OpenKathy Vallen 4:38:1722-mile (50+) Men’s SUP 14’Andy Giordano 4:47:37Joe Carney 5:05:52Tom Forkin 5:11:388-mile (18+) Women’s SUPRachel Obrien 4:53:26Krissy Halkes 5:16:338-mile (U17) Women’s SUP UnlimitedAdeline Piola 2:39:518-mile (18-49) Women’s SUP 14’Jennifer Panetta 2:02:25Kate McBride 2:13:51Jayne Lukens 3:14:158-mile (18-49) Women’s SUP SurfboardLauren Pagliughi 2:30:108-mile (18-49) Women’s SUP UnlimitedTricia Piola 2:35:05Catherine Toogood 3:23:428-mile (18-49) Men’s Prone StockJohn Henkes 2:15:48Zachary Weiner of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey crosses the finish line to win the 8-mile race 18-49 men’s prone unlimited division with a time of 2:11:03 at the 11th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause Saturday, June 9 at Golden Nugget Atlantic City (Michael Wright/Sparkable).8-mile (18-49) Men’s Prone UnlimitedZack Weiner 2:11:03Dave Allison 2:15:348-mile (18-49) Men’s SUP 14’Ken Shiles 3:02:508-mile (18-49) Women’s OC-1Sara Allison Moss 2:15:218-mile (50+) Women’s SUP UnlimitedMartha Worthington 2:51:028-mile (50+) Men’s OC-1Chuck Allison 2:44:538-mile (50+) Men’s SUP 14’Guy Peterson 1:51:42Raymond Aufiero 1:53:38Lawrence Goldstein 2:49:568-mile (50+) Men’s SUP UnlimitedTony Duran 3:34:43The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation promotes cancer awareness and assists individuals battling cancer both emotionally and financially. To date, the foundation has raised more than $700,000 and donates 90 percent of its funds to individuals and organizations including the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey Cape Regional Cancer Center and AtlantiCare Cancer Center.The foundation was created in 2001 when Dean Randazzo, a professional surfer from Atlantic City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Since successfully battling the disease four times, Dean continues his competitive professional surfing career, proudly representing the Garden State all over the world. The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is a New Jersey Non Profit and 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations by check should be made payable to DRCF and mailed to P.O. Box 149, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 149 Somers Point, NJ 08244 TheDRCF.orgFor information: Shaun Smith | 609.412.6248 | [email protected]