first_imgTop job: Ben Emmens, HR services manager, People in AidOn 17 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Ben Emmens has joined charity People In Aid, an international network ofdevelopment and humanitarian assistance agencies. He joins from Save theChildren UK, where he worked as one of two HR officers advising theorganisation’s emergency programmes. During his time there, he was theoperational HR lead for the charity’s response in Afghanistan, southern Africa,western Africa, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Iraq. What will your new role entail? My key duties will be to co-ordinate and develop membership services andresources. This includes a code of good practice to support the aid personnel;undertaking and commissioning research, and developing workshops and trainingmaterials for members. What do you hope to achieve in your new role? My challenge is to raise the quality and standard of HR management in thehumanitarian sector, and I hope to achieve this by introducing innovativeservices that will respond to our members’ needs. Which aspects are you most looking forward to? Meeting our members and participating in the active learning networks. What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? I was leading the panel interviewing a candidate for a senior managementpost during a charity fundraising week. A male colleague from anotherdepartment dressed up as a witch on a broomstick, burst in shouting andscreaming and demanded that we put some coins in a collection box in order tobe left in peace. The poor candidate was so taken aback that they quickly puttheir hand in their pocket and duly obliged. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? HR practitioners will be obliged to become ‘business partners’ and the requirementto truly understand the business will be greater than ever. I hope we will seemuch more integration between HR and the line. Also, as recent employmentlegislation starts to bite, there will be an increasing need for a deeper legalunderstanding. How do you fill your spare time? Youthwork, cycling and walking. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken? Leaving a permanent job with a good salary in the private sector for interimwork in the not-for-profit sector. What is the essential tool in your job? The telephone. And the most over-rated? Voicemail. What advice would you give to people starting out in HR? Remember every manager is a people manager – know where you can add value. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? A travel writer. Who would play you in the film of your life and why? Ry Cooder. I saw his style in the film Buena Vista Social Club, and how hemanaged to get the best out of an eclectic mix of Cuban jazz musicians. I thinkhe would empathise with my own job. What is the worst office party you’ve ever attended? It was in the basement function room of an old office block and camecomplete with fluorescent lighting and a Christmas hits CD on continuous loop. Emmens’ CV2003 HR services manager, People inAid2002 Emergencies HR officer, Save the Children UK2001 Interim HR officer, Save the Children UK1999 Associate, Design Research Unit Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

first_img The Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old is lightly raced over hurdles, and was campaigned through the summer on the Flat. Sent straight to the front by Paul Townend, he soon opened up a sizeable advantage and despite being untidy at the fourth- and third-last, he was never in any danger of being caught. The 2-7 favourite trotted home with his head in his chest, beating stablemate Shamar with any amount in hand, officially by 12 lengths. Townend said: “He enjoyed that and being in front today, he wasn’t a complete tearaway and stayed going well. He was unexposed over hurdles and pulled too hard the last day he ran at Punchestown.” There was a notable winner for Liz Doyle as Kauto Grand Mogol made a winning start over timber in the www.limerickraces.ie Maiden Hurdle. The six-year-old is a half-brother to the mighty Kauto Star, and upheld family tradition with an eight-length success over Wexford Bridge in the hands of Brian O’Connell. Doyle said of her 11-8 winner: “He has the same shape as Kauto (Star), but is a smaller version. “He had a small setback last season and I ended up running him in more bumpers than I would have liked, to protect his novice hurdle status. He isn’t bred for bumpers, though, and jumps so well. “I was very impressed with the way he kicked again turning in and he’s entitled to go for a Graded hurdle next. “He could manage fences later in his career, but I don’t know if he’d improve from his hurdle rating.” Philip Fenton sent out a winner as Ange D’Or Javilex (2-1 favourite) took the Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle. Fenton will meet with the Turf Club later this month, having been fined 6,000 euro and ordered to pay costs after being found guilty of possessing unlicensed animal remedies at his stables following a hearing at Carrick-on-Suir District Court. He said of his 2-1 favourite: “That was grand and he jumped well. We fancied him in three bumpers, but he came unstuck each time – he was very good to win first time over hurdles today and looks a nice horse.” Lucky Bridle led his rivals a merry dance in the Christmas Racing Festival 26th-29th December Hurdle at Limerick. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Published on April 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse basketball recruiting: Orange reportedly offers Class of 2018 center Nazreon Reid Syracuse has offered a scholarship to five-star power forward Simi Shittu, according to Scout.com. Shittu is the third player in the Class of 2018 to receive an offer from SU, per Scout, joining center Nazreon Reid and small forward Louis King.The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Shittu is ranked as the ninth-best player in the class by Scout, as the eighth-best by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings and as the 13th-best by ESPN.com. All three sites list Shittu as a five-star prospect.Shittu is originally from Burlington, Ontario in Canada and currently attends Montverde (Florida) Academy. The Orange currently does not have any verbal commitments in the Class of 2017 nor 2018.Here’s Shittu’s highlight tape:AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgDwight Howard is reason why people should use contraceptives. It looks like the NBA star is trying to start another race all by himself.According to reports, the Houston Rockets center is expecting baby No 6 to his second baby’s mama, according to terezowens.com.If our calculations serve us correctly, that would come to six children with five different women.There are reports that Howard has as many eight children sprinkled across the country.I guess they don’t call Howard “Superman” for no reason.last_img read more

first_imgWith gas prices now more than $4 a gallon and increased concern about household budgets, climate change, energy conservation, and health, Intercity Transit, the event’s organizer, expects a good turnout this year.  “Owning and operating a car is expensive; traveling by bike is virtually free,” says Intercity Transit Authority Chair, Martin Thies.  “In a single act, you can reduce the energy you use, the money you spend, and your impact on the planet.”Participants simply register in April, ride their bicycles in May, and record their miles traveled. “Commute trips,” defined as trips to work, to school, and on errands by bicycle, count toward contest prizes.  Rides taken for recreation do not count, as the program rewards only trips that might otherwise be made by car.  To receive prizes, riders must return their completed mileage logs to Intercity Transit in early June.  Every participant receives a packet of valuable coupons from area retailers.  And many other prizes will be awarded in a number of categories based on individual and team participation. Earth Day Market Ride, Saturday, April 21, 9 – 11 am.  A neighborhood bicycle ride to the Olympia Farmers Market in downtown Olympia where Intercity Transit will host a table.  Visit bccblog.com, call 360-705-5874, or e-mail [email protected] Facebook4Tweet0Pin0BICYCLE COMMUTING GETS ROLLINGCommunity Event Provides Option to High Gas Prices “Bicycle commuting provides a built-in workout, saves on gas costs and automobile wear and tear, contributes to reducing air pollution, and supports individual and community health,” says the event’s coordinator, Duncan Green.  “It’s a win-win-win for the individual, the community and the planet.” Wrenchers Ball, Friday, April 27, bring your bike to the Olympia Transit Center, downtown Olympia between 7 am – 3 pm; pick it up by 5 pm.  This popular annual bicycle safety-check event returns with bicycle mechanic volunteers providing minor repairs and safety checks to anyone registered for the community’s Bicycle Commuter Contest.  Registration is available at the event.  Visit bccblog.com, call 360-705-5874, or e-mail [email protected] The contest provides cycling tips and educational opportunities, a free bicycle safety check, and awards prizes and gifts to riders of all abilities and ages, thanks to generous donations from more than 50 sponsors and supporters.  Cyclists also submit feedback on cycling conditions of roads, bike lanes and bike paths throughout Thurston County.  Intercity Transit compiles this data and reports it to area jurisdictions, which consider the information when they make decisions about future bicycling infrastructure development.center_img For information about the Bicycle Commuter Contest and its related events, visit bccblog.com or contact Duncan Green, 360-705-5874, or Customer Service, 360-786-1881.  You can also get contest information materials at local bicycle shops.  Bike and Ride information is available in the agency’s Transit Guide, at the Olympia Transit Center, area Timberland Libraries and Safeway stores, or by contacting 360-786-1881, or www.intercitytransit.com. Bicycle Commuter Contest Related Events Event registration begins April 1 and costs $5 for adults.  Ages 18 and under register free.  And, new this year, all students register free.  Also new this year is online registration and payment at www.intercitytransit.com or www.bccblog.com.  Registration forms are also available at area bike shops and the Olympia Transit Center.  Organizers encourage teams to form and compete against each other for team prizes.  Registration closes May 11. Olympia/Thurston County WA –This spring, Intercity Transit’s month-long, nationally recognized Bicycle Commuter Contest hits its 25th year.  The monthly-long Bicycle Commuter Contest encourages new and veteran cyclists to ride to work, school, and on errands during May and rewards them with prizes, camaraderie, cash savings, and physical fitness.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Laporte suffering sleepless nights amid links to Man City Dom Farrell 18:47 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aymeric Laporte Athletic Club Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Athletic Club v Eibar Athletic Club Eibar Primera División Premier League Cuco Ziganda did not pick Aymeric Laporte for Athletic Bilbao’s derby with Eibar as the Man City target was not “in the best conditions”. Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has been struggling to sleep as he reportedly nears a €65 million switch to Manchester City.The Premier League leaders are understood to be on the verge of making Laporte their record signing by meeting the release clause in his Athletic contract.A move to bring in the left-footed central defender collapsed early on in Pep Guardiola’s tenure but the City manager has remained an admirer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Guardiola refused to discuss the move at a news conference on Friday but, having initially expressed an intention to play Laporte, Athletic head coach Cuco Ziganda left the France Under-21 international out of his matchday squad for the 1-1 derby draw against Eibar on Friday.”I spoke with Laporte before the game. I did not see him in the best conditions and I decided that he was not prepared to play,” Ziganda told reporters.”I asked to him if he was fit to play and he said to me that he can’t sleep normally because he has had a busy week.”Guardiola’s men travel to Cardiff City in the FA Cup on Sunday and will aim to have the deal for Laporte completed before they entertain West Brom in the Premier League on Wednesday.last_img read more