News story: Apprenticeships work for women

first_img The audience here today is made up of strong, successful women who were or are apprentices, who recruit apprentices, or who support the apprenticeship movement and want to see more women succeed through an apprenticeship. I want lots more women seeing apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering and maths as a real and achievable choice. Our Year of Engineering campaign is highlighting the amazing opportunities these fascinating subjects can give, so my message is sign up today! Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said: The event today closed with calls for the audience to continue to press the case for more to be done on gender inequality in the workplace.You can find images from the event on the National Apprenticeships Service Flickr page. Charlotte Hughes, an associate scientist for drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has worked and studied as an apprentice since September 2015. She won the National Apprenticeship Awards Higher and Degree Apprentice of the Year award for 2017 and addressed today’s audience. Charlotte said: National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is a week-long celebration of apprenticeships and the impact they have on individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy. It is great that today’s event coincides with International Women’s Day and allows us the opportunity to celebrate how apprenticeships can lead to brilliant career opportunities for women. International Women’s Day is a brilliant time to talk about why more women are choosing an apprenticeship and in subjects that used to be seen as “for men”.center_img Being invited to speak at this amazing event today has shown me how successful my journey has been so far. There are so many great opportunities for women in all sectors, and particularly for me, in science. I am proud of my apprenticeship and how it has worked for me. I hope others will be inspired by my story. Entering a full-time job with a degree and work experience combined has been great for my career. I have had opportunity to learn from scientists, progress through my apprenticeship and speak at a big STEM-based careers events to more than 100 people, promoting the benefits of science careers and apprenticeships. ‘Apprenticeships Work’ has been the theme of the 11th National Apprenticeship Week. During the week employers and apprentices from across England have come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.Sue Husband, director, National Apprenticeship Service added: The event, taking place on the penultimate day of National Apprenticeship Week 2018, saw high profile names in business, politics and society address an audience of teachers, apprentices and female business leaders at the National Gallery, London, whilst leading art historian introduced some of the artwork created by women and on show in the gallery’s collection.The event included speeches and presentations from inspirational leaders – including Anne Milton, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute and Charlotte Hughes from GlaxoSmithKline and National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 Higher and Degree Apprentice of the Year award winner. I am delighted to address and welcome this audience and special thanks go to teachers from the Apprenticeship Champions Network who are at this event in recognition of the work they do to encourage young women into well great apprenticeships.last_img read more

Interdictions Showcase Value of Regional Cooperation in Fight against Drugs

first_imgDoug Garner, Director of the National Air Security Operations Center in Jacksonville, stated “Every day we’re committed to detecting, interdicting and preventing acts of terrorism and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward the United States.” Garner added “The strong relationships with our international partners continue to bring results.” On January 20, an OAM P-3 crew on patrol again reported a suspicious speedboat approximately 190 miles northwest of Isla de Coco, Costa Rica. A British vessel intercepted the smugglers with the aid of the continuous surveillance of the speedboat provided by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard air assets. The operation resulted in the arrest of three suspects and the recovery of more than 954 pounds of cocaine. On January 18, a CBP Office of Air and Marine (OAM) P-3 crew on patrol reported a suspicious go-fast vessel dumping bales of marijuana some 90 nautical miles east of Costa Rica. Costa Rican law enforcement proceeded to intercept the vessel, recovering 1,313 pounds of marijuana and arresting five smugglers aboard the go fast. In recent days, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and regional partners seized more than $74 million in illegal drugs in separate counter smuggling operations in the waters off Costa Rica. On January 18, a CBP Office of Air and Marine (OAM) P-3 crew on patrol reported a suspicious go-fast vessel dumping bales of marijuana some 90 nautical miles east of Costa Rica. Costa Rican law enforcement proceeded to intercept the vessel, recovering 1,313 pounds of marijuana and arresting five smugglers aboard the go fast. These operations exemplify the work of the U.S. interagency and international counter illicit trafficking initiative called Operation Martillo, which fosters coordinated patrol and interdiction efforts by U.S. and partner nations’ military and law enforcement agencies in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific. Operation Martillo brings together diverse resources from multiple international partner nations including Costa Rica to fight transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. On January 20, an OAM P-3 crew on patrol again reported a suspicious speedboat approximately 190 miles northwest of Isla de Coco, Costa Rica. A British vessel intercepted the smugglers with the aid of the continuous surveillance of the speedboat provided by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard air assets. The operation resulted in the arrest of three suspects and the recovery of more than 954 pounds of cocaine. In recent days, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and regional partners seized more than $74 million in illegal drugs in separate counter smuggling operations in the waters off Costa Rica. These operations exemplify the work of the U.S. interagency and international counter illicit trafficking initiative called Operation Martillo, which fosters coordinated patrol and interdiction efforts by U.S. and partner nations’ military and law enforcement agencies in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific. Operation Martillo brings together diverse resources from multiple international partner nations including Costa Rica to fight transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. By Dialogo January 30, 2015 Doug Garner, Director of the National Air Security Operations Center in Jacksonville, stated “Every day we’re committed to detecting, interdicting and preventing acts of terrorism and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward the United States.” Garner added “The strong relationships with our international partners continue to bring results.” last_img read more

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You’re teaching my daughter WHAT in health class???

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What started out as a nice family meal out at one of our favorite fried chicken stops, turned into a conversation that had me boiling like the oil that cooked our supper that night.My 6th grade daughter began telling us about her day. Part of her studies for this quarter included a health class. I have to admit as a protective father the thought of what she might learn in health class scares me just a tad, but never in my wildest imagination did I think she would learn something like what she was about to tell me.Her health teacher loaded up a video that was called “Food, Inc.”! My heart literally stopped for a second, although that might have been a bit of the fried chicken’s fault too, but that’s beside the point.She went on to tell me, muffled by a chicken leg between her teeth, that many of the girls after class said that they would never eat meat again and felt so bad for the animals in the film. I was appalled and wrote this letter to the health teacher and the school principal.Good Afternoon,Over dinner last night, my daughter brought up that her health class curriculum included viewing the “documentary” “Food, Inc.”As a member of Ohio’s agriculture community and a very proud grandson of a farmer, I was disheartened to hear that this misleading, propaganda-filled movie was part of a health class curriculum. I was hoping for some insights on why this anti-agriculture biased film was part of a health class? Is it the intention of the local schools to teach kids that all of America’s hard working farmers are bad and that animal proteins are not healthy?These 6th grade students are very impressionable and I am in complete disagreement that such a movie is part of any class, unless there were an opportunity for actual farmers to share what really happens on family farms, which make up 97% of farms in this country and just how safe and healthy animal protein is to consume. I can arrange that if you would like.I feel that if we are teaching our children to come to conclusions about certain societal issues, they should hear both sides of the argument.I truly value the education that my daughter receives and I thank you both for the time you spend with her and all of your students. My only concern is about showing them documentaries that are one-sided and agenda-driven against something that is so important for people in my world and the world as a whole.I look forward to your response and I thank you for your time,Sincerely,TyThe first response I got was from the teacher, who wrote:By no means was this meant to be that at all. We talk about how the companies place things into our foods without us even knowing it… We looked at it from the food safety side, as well as what it means when things are organic products (grass fed; no antibiotics, and hormone free)… Totally agree — We talk about what the corporations have done to the farming industry and all the power they have; in fact we talked about in the video where the natural farmer raises his on all grass and not corn and the differences between the two.By no means was this a push for me to say that farming is bad. I was raised in eastern central Ohio in a rural community and support farming 100 percent.  Appreciate all the hard working farming communities.  I would love to have someone speak to our health classes… If you or someone you know would come and speak to our kiddos as that would be great!And I responded back:Our food safety system is one of the (if not the) safest in the world. With a huge urban population (only 1.5% of our society is farmers) that is not a small feat. Although I think there is room for all types of agriculture, including grass fed and organic, these methods are not sustainable with the amount of food needed. No meat that is sold in stores has antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to keep in livestock to keep them healthy, but there is a period before production that an animal is taken off the antibiotics. As for labels, I think that today’s labels are made simply for marketing and that should be part of your curriculum as well, i.e. “hormone-free” pork or poultry (hormones are never used in these animals).Then I got a phone call from the principal. Before he called me, he watched a few clips of “Food, Inc.” on YouTube and he sounded just as upset as I was about this type of film being shown inside the walls of his school.He assured me that he realized this video was not meant for teaching students about food, but for scaring them into not eating it. He was by no means a part of agriculture, he admitted, but a generation or two before him were farmers and he knew the importance of telling ag’s side of the story.That is exactly what will be happening from now on at this particular middle school. He has already contacted me since to see if I knew of some local farmers that would want to stop by to share what they do every day to keep our community, our nation and our world fed.Just so happens, I know a few of them.last_img read more

Despite Hype, Companies Doubt the Benefits of Collaboration Tools

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IPL: How Kochi didn’t crumble

first_imgAt around 2.30 a.m. on November 27, after hectic week-long confabulations where Ravi Gaekwad, Satyajit Gaekwad, Chintan Vohra, Mehul Shah and Harshad Mehta tried desperately to hammer out a deal to save the Kochi IPL franchise, all five finally veered towards some sort of an understanding. The five, who had,At around 2.30 a.m. on November 27, after hectic week-long confabulations where Ravi Gaekwad, Satyajit Gaekwad, Chintan Vohra, Mehul Shah and Harshad Mehta tried desperately to hammer out a deal to save the Kochi IPL franchise, all five finally veered towards some sort of an understanding. The five, who had met repeatedly over the previous seven days at Rendezvous Sports World’s Worli office and Anchor Earth’s office on Hughes Road in Mumbai, decided to embark on the last pit stop of what was a gruelling journey. They drove towards Juhu where another key investor, Mukesh Patel of Parinee Developers, lives. Finally at close to 4.37 a.m., Patel was on board and the franchise had been saved after much persuasion from the Gaekwads. Despite a late protest from Shailendra Gaekwad, who was opposed to the idea of diluting the Rendezvous equity, they finally agreed to agree.IPL Kochi ShareholdersSpeaking to INDIA TODAY, Satyajit said, “The past is behind us. Earlier we were consortium partners, but now we are a family.”  That is just about all he is saying. So are other members of the ‘family’ who seemed bound by Omerta, the code of silence. Anchor Earth promoter Mehul Shah was equally reticent when he said that the consortium members have decided not to speak on the issue while another partner, Vivek Venugopal, was perfunctory when he said that “everything was on track.”When the original bid was devised, it was agreed that the Gaekwads-Satyajit, Shailendra and Ravi (Shailendra and Ravi are brothers while Satyajit is a distant relative) – or Rendezvous Sports World, in whose name the title rights were vested, would get free equity of 25 per cent and pay only for 1 per cent at Rs 1.33 crore. What is not widely known is that the 26 per cent equity was broken up in this manner-the Gaekwads were to get only 10 per cent of this (10 per cent free plus one paid) and Sunanda Pushkar, who later married Shashi Tharoor, was to get 5 per cent as sweat equity towards her contribution in bringing MNC sponsors for the franchise. Another 10 per cent was reserved for the brand ambassador (this was for an important person who would add value to the brand).advertisementTharoor with SunandaI have no plans to associate myself with IPL Kochi in the future. I’ll keep my distance and support them from outside.- Shashi Tharoor, IPL Kochi brand ambassadorTharoor, who is probably the most aggrieved of all the parties associated with this venture because he lost his job, says, “I have no plans to associate with them in the future, other than watch matches played by the Kochi team. I am happy that a compromise was reached between the warring factions. This is great news for all the young Keralites who are enthused by the fact that they now have an IPL team. I am going to keep my distance and support them from the outside.”Speculation has been rife in the past that the job of brand ambassador was reserved for Sunil Gavaskar. Sources close to the franchise said that Kochi was initially keen on Gavaskar as a crucial member of the advisory board to give specific inputs on cricket. This plan may be revived now that the problems have been resolved. Gavaskar is friends with both sides. The earlier arrangement was to have the Gaekwads in lead position in the unregistered joint venture where they paid all the expenses leading up to the bid.Once the discredited Lalit Modi tweeted and outed Pushkar’s name, there was a furore. The fracas died down with the BCCI deciding that Kochi will stay on as a franchise in Season 4. But in the interim, the paid investors led by Mehul Shah, Chintan Vohra and Harshad Mehta and company decided to flex their muscles. The pushing and pulling created intractable differences. At the centre of the conflict was the free equity given to the Gaekwads. By pressuring the Gaekwads to bring down their equity from 26 to 10 per cent, the biggest beneficiary is Venugopal, whose stake has risen from 1 to 5 per cent. Similarly, Shah’s Anchor is now the single largest shareholder with 31.4 per cent (up 4.4 per cent), while Patel has increased his stake by 4.6 per cent.Suddenly, there was a volte face by the paid investors who wanted to grab the reins. The pressure game mounted as they argued for the paring of the free equity component. The Gaekwads also played hardball, refusing to back down. They even floated a trial balloon, saying that they were willing to bring in additional investment and would be willing to pay for some of their free equity at the rate of Rs 1.33 crore per percentage share. The paid investors rejected this notion outright as they didn’t want any new investor to join this band of brothers.advertisementAll this happened despite Shah’s faction sending a legitimate letter of termination to the BCCI. The reason why the BCCI gave the franchise another opportunity was because its legal rights were vested in Rendezvous Sports World. Over those seven days, the Gaekwads forsake control of the franchise by building a new entity, Kochi Cricket Pvt Ltd, which has all six partners as board directors.Investors and their stakes in IPL Kochi Season 4It is still not clear who will represent the Gaekwads on the board: it could be either Shailendra or Satyajit, and this decision will be taken by the board meeting this weekend. The board will now take all decisions and committees have already been formed to independently look after marketing, branding and cricketing, which is believed to be with the Gaekwads.The loose confederation had also prepared the tentpoles by registering the new entity, Kochi Cricket Pvt Ltd.How does the new arrangement work? The new working relationship has the paid investor lot coughing up for the entire 26 per cent that was once owned by the Gaekwads or Rendezvous. They have paid for this equity at the rate of Rs 1.33 crore to the authorised share capital of the company. Based on this principle, the investors have paid Rs 133 crore as the authorised share capital of the new company.Patel sums up the situation by taking recourse to God and fate, “Every human commits mistakes and if a man does not commit a mistake, God makes him commit a mistake so that he can correct himself. Everyone had his own understanding of issues.” Brave words for an outfit that was teetering on the precipice.last_img read more