Training helps Newham go to the top of the class

first_imgTraining helps Newham go to the top of the classOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Staff development has played a key role in helping the London Borough ofNewham improve the delivery of key services. Dr Ita O’Donovan, formerly assistant chief executive at Newham responsiblefor strategic HR, said the council decided it wanted to achieve best-in-classservices following the election of a new council leader. To help it do this, the council took part in a three-year Best Valueprogramme, which involved a review of all the council’s services, aimed atproviding a 10 per cent improvement in services and a 5 per cent reduction incosts. In the first year alone, 28 services were reviewed and £3m was saved. Thismoney was invested in developing staff and engaging them with the council’scommitment to drive up services. More than 100 senior managers were given training to help them improve theirbenchmarking skills and to encourage them to think more creatively. O’Donovan said that middle managers are also being trained to help themcommunicate to all staff the skills, abilities and behaviours valued by thecouncil. Front-line staff have been encouraged to achieve Institute of CustomerService awards to help improve the council’s customer interface. The council has also made a major effort to inform the public about what itis trying to achieve by organising focus groups, public attitude surveys andcommunity forums. Research has shown that the public perceives it as having made substantialimprovements across a wide range of services, including refuse collection,street cleaning, libraries, nursery education and public transport. Newham has also won the 2000 Local Government Chronicle Council of the Yearaward. “It has been the partnership between the political will to transformpublic services and council officers who are ready to deliver,” saidO’Donovan. By Ben Willmott Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Transformative Innovation is a Trendsetter in IT

first_imgOver the last year, I’ve shared my thoughts on what I believe is part of a winning strategy.  Staying focused, committed, determined and working as a team to deliver on your plan – these attributes and a bias to action set up any organization for the win. How you jump and clear hurdles running full speed ahead — that makes all the difference.   It’s what keeps your strategy on track.We at Dell Technologies play an important role in ensuring our customers have what they need to be resilient through the dramatic technology shifts under way – and take on Digital Transformation notably as their biggest asset, data, holds the keys to their ability to derive a competitive advantage through unlocking the power of that data.Today, I reflect once again on the power of a winning strategy and the power of a team that works with speed, resilience and determination to deliver nothing less than the best.  Our Storage business has yet again, delivered its third consecutive quarter of revenue gains as reported for Q3 FY19.  And now, as reported by IDC’s latest 2018 Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, our Storage business has delivered its third consecutive quarter of year-over-year share growth. IDC reported a 31.3% revenue share in external storage for Dell, Inc. – representing +23% year-over-year revenue growth and +2.6 points of year-over-year share gain.I have a favorite saying…two dots make a line – three dots make a trend.  The trending growth in our Storage business demonstrates that Dell EMC is delivering innovation that best meets our customers’ needs in a world awash in vast amounts of structured and unstructured data – driving new requirements in data storage, protection and analytics – at the edge, in the distributed core and cloud.   And that innovation is being broadly lauded across the ecosystem – with PowerMax 8000 and Dell EMC Unity 650F both taking home CRN 2018 Product of the Year awards; and Gartner recognizing Dell EMC as a “Leader” in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for our Dell EMC Isilon and Dell EMC ECS platforms.   AND, our SC Series 5020 midrange array secured further recognition for Dell EMC Storage with the 2018 Editor’s Choice from Storage Review.There’s way more to celebrate here and Dell EMC’s Storage President Jeff Boudreau does so in his latest blog.  Amazing work from the best Storage team in the industry.Also trending is our growth in Servers and Networking – where again, we saw our eighth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth in Q3 FY19. Our Data Protection team’s Purpose-Built Backup Appliances (PBBA) gained share year-over-year for its second consecutive quarter in Q2 according to IDC, and our HCI business hit 14 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth in Q2 CY18.Further, our PC business continues to emphasize that the PC is very much alive and well — 23 consecutive quarters of year-over-year unit growth according to IDC[i] – talk about a trend! Through the first three quarters of 2018 we saw 7.1% growth, which is way higher than the paltry 0.8% growth of the industry as a whole.These accolades and innovation are proof positive that we know what our customers need to be game-changers in their own rite.So as I look ahead to the next year, I’m more optimistic than ever about our opportunity and more importantly – the opportunity for our customers to take advantage of what’s possible through Digital Transformation – arming their workforce with incredible innovation and services that keep them engaged, productive and resilient, and ensuring their IT strategy has them set up for nothing short of success and a strong competitive advantage.  We do this through our commitment to deliver innovation at the edge, notably as our customers prepare for 5G; leadership in Multi-Cloud flexibility as part of our continued and deep collaboration with VMware – enabling customers to achieve the right on- or off-prem, public AND private cloud strategy that works for them;  and, by advancing the capabilities throughout our entire IT portfolio with AI and Machine Learning for intelligence and automation.Our strategy is working and that’s a trend worth paying attention to.i Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, Julia Palmer, Raj Bala, John McArthur, 18 October 2018ii IDC Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker, CYQ218iii IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, CYQ218iv Worldwide Client Share Summary based on IDC CY18Q3 datalast_img read more

Speech Thank Yous

first_imgI was watching an old rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond.  In this episode Ray was given an honorary degree from his Alma Mater.  In his acceptance speech he forgot to thank his wife.  This gave me an idea for today’s Huddle Up.Most coaches have to give an acceptance speech some time in their career.   On Coaches Corner after the season ends, the coach will usually thank the people who have helped during that season.  Who do you thank?  How long should the list be?  How do you keep from forgetting somebody?I have no sure fire suggestions on who should or should not be thanked.  One thing is for certain, you don’t forget your wife!!last_img read more

Midfielders linked with Emirates exit as Arsenal target Barca star

first_imgIt hasn’t been the busiest of transfer windows for Arsenal so far this summer; Petr Cech’s arrival the only significant purchase from the club.However, although Cech’s presence between the sticks has lifted confidence with Arsenal fans, it would be foolish to suggest that further strengthening is not required.The north Londoners could still do with a number of signings. A prolific goal scorer and a couple of defensive additions, plus a combative midfielder, are all needed for the Gunners to be labelled as Premier League title contenders.But who is on Le Professeur’s radar? And who is set to be deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see all of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours… 6 Another loan deal on the cards? England U21 star could be heading back to West Ham. Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Carl Jenkinson is set to sign on loan for West Ham for the second consecutive season. The East London side are doing their best to get Arsenal to sell the player permanently but a stubborn Arsene Wenger wants to keep the England Under-21 star for the future. An announcement on the loan deal is expected in the next few days. 6 No bids for Chilean according to Juventus. Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – The signing of Sami Khedira almost confirms Arturo Vidal’s Juventus departure but the Old Lady have confirmed they haven’t received an offer for the Chilean star. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the commanding midfielder but face competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United. In a bid to keep Paul Pogba at the club, Vidal could be forced out and an offer in the region of £21m for the 28 year-old likely to be accepted. Could Santi be returning to Spain? Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Atletico Madrid have shown an interest in Arsenal star Santi Cazorla. With Arda Turan set to leave the Vicente Calderon, manager Diego Simeone sees the Gunners’ star as a perfect replacement. The 30 year-old was one of Arsenal’s best players last season, scoring eight goals and leading Arsene Wenger’s team in assists with 15 in all competitions. It is reported that Wenger will only consider selling his star player if the La Liga side come in with an ‘astronomical offer’. Podolski’s a Goner. German international completes his move to the Turkish champions. Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Lukas Podolski has completed a move to Galatasaray from Arsenal. The switch has been on the cards for the last week but has finally been sewn up with the German star penning a deal in Turkey, with the fee worth a reported €2.5million. The World Cup winner has never really had enough playing time under Arsene Wenger and his career at the Emirates seemed all-but over last season as the former Koln star was sent to Inter Milan on loan. 6 6 6 6 Is Rosicky heading home? Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Another potential Arsenal departure could be Tomas Rosicky. The Czech star spent the majority of last season on the substitutes bench and has admitted to being unhappy with minimal playing time. His former club Sparta Prague would welcome the 34 year-old back with open arms. Sparta majority shareholder Daniel Kretinsky insists the club would jump at the chance to take the 34-year-old back to the club where he started his career. “I’d love him to come and for it to happen soon,” he told local press in Prague. “But I don’t want to put uncomfortable pressure on Tomas. It’s up to him, I understand that leaving Arsenal isn’t easy.” Barca star heading to London? – Barcelona star Pedro is and has been an Arsenal target for a number of seasons and it seems the Gunners are finally stepping up their efforts in capturing the Spaniard. The Telegraph reports that contact has been made by Arsenal and the player’s representatives, but with Pedro signing a contract at the Nou Camp until 2019, a move does seem slim. The player, often an afterthought to the likes of Luis Suarez and Neymar, will have to force a move himself, but he cannot be blamed for wanting to stay with the European champions.last_img read more

Two local athletes moving on up

first_imgTwo local standouts have announced they’ll be taking their athletic careers to the next level, including one who has made the decision to stay close to home.On Tuesday, Arcata senior Kaylin Campbell signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Humboldt State in 2018, following in the footsteps of a handful of local players to join the Jacks program recently.Campbell’s signing comes just days after McKinleyville senior Hannah Hogan signed a letter of intent to play soccer this fall at Lake …last_img read more

Asked to disparage the Warriors, Canadians talk the cleanest trash talk ever

first_img … The NBA Finals went dark Thursday night. Which made it the perfect time to get Jimmy Kimmel in the game.Kimmel dispatched a camera crew to Toronto in order to trash talk the Golden State Warriors, currently trailing in the NBA Finals 2 games to 1 against the Toronto Raptors.The great denizens of Hogtown seemed taken aback, perhaps because there is no such thing as trash in Canada.“Trash talk!” commanded the microphone operator to a man wearing a Raptors jersey over his dress shirt.last_img read more

Allsorts® Large Hat Fascinator Weddings Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot – Very smart at Ascot

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Geocaching.com Presents: The Geocaching Block Party 2011

first_img SharePrint Related2012 Geocaching Block Party Invitation – Geocaching.com PresentsJuly 19, 2012In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 6, 2012June 6, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching.com Presents: 2012 Geocaching Block PartyAugust 31, 2012In “Community” [vsw id=”t_z7oHKVKo4″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch this video to take a step inside the 2011 Geocaching Block Party. Nearly two thousand geocachers traveled from around the world to attend the event. Sunshine welcomed fans of the high-tech GPS-based treasure hunt to a plaza outside the future Groundspeak Headquarters.Attendees earned this special souvenirBlock Party  attendees explored the neighborhood around Groundspeak Headquarters by completing “Fremont Challenges”, socialized while filling out their Geocacher Bingo sheets, plunged Groundspeak Lackeys and Reviewers into a dunk tank, and pinned the antenna on signal. Geocachers could also test their skill at beginner, intermediate and advanced geocaching courses.Come visit us next year for even more surprises! The best advice is to plan ahead. The Geocaching Block Party 2012 occurs on International Geocaching Day each year. It’s the third Saturday of August. Next year all the Lackeys would love to see you at the Geocaching Block Party on August 18, 2012.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Wushu star Parantac out to get third SEA Games gold

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next Daniel Parantac. AFP File PhotoKUALA LUMPUR — For the past two Southeast Asian Games, Daniel Parantac was the epitome of silent efficiency.The 26-year-old Parantac, champions in wushu’s forms events taijijian and taijiquan, has brought gold medals to the country in the Singapore and Napyidaw editions.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Gilas cadets kick off title defense vs tough Thais Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games He is again expected to carry Team Philippines when wushu events jianshu, gunshu and taijijian — all forms disciplines but with different weapons — unfurl Sunday with five golds medals at stake.Joining him in the hunt are Thorton Quiney, Kimberly Macuha and Norlence Ardee Catolico.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWushu is hoping to once again be a gold mine in the SEA Games after producing only one gold and four silvers in Singapore two years ago. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Plenty of respect and confidence for Canelo Alvarez, Daniel Jacobs

first_img“Every fight, I feel I learn something from it. In all of my fights, I focus on learning, and especially learning from the mistakes,” he added. “Every fight, I watch to see the good things and to focus on whatever errors I have made to make sure they don’t happen again.”Those gaffes are so rare that Alvarez hasn’t lost since Floyd Mayweather outpointed him in 2014, a fight Alvarez accepted when he was still quite raw, though he already owned two super welterweight titles. He has improved since, and only Golovkin truly has challenged Alvarez in the last 4½ years.Jacobs will present a major challenge in the fight that will be streamed by DAZN as part of Alvarez’s $365 million deal for 11 fights.“I understand the game now and what you need to be great,” Jacobs said. “This is my shot and I am on a mission. Canelo always shows up and gives his best, so do I. He’s used to the big spotlight, and for me this is everything. I plan to take over the show and be the headliner.”Plenty of respect and confidence for Canelo, JacobsBy BARRY WILNER, AP Sports WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The resumes are impressive. The mutual respect is beyond question. The determination is through the roof.So why shouldn’t the middleweight title unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs be a classic, a fight-of-the-year candidate?Ask both champions and they say that’s exactly what to expect on May 4 in Las Vegas. And while that might seem like hype for the fight, there is something of an aura around this matchup.“He is a very strong mental fighter,” Alvarez said Thursday about Jacobs, who is nicknamed “Miracle Man” and overcame bone cancer to return to the ring. “His history shows his perseverance and that is a big strength for him. He has that will to win. I invite that in an opponent; that is the type of fighter I am.” “I never get tired of inspiring people and telling my story,” he said. “Strangers, people I meet in airports when I travel, they are fascinated because it’s a feel-good story. I am blessed with a second chance at life and a career, and that is the message I want to get out to the world. That is something special, and I want to inspire so many more people.”The bout will be on a special weekend for Mexico, on the eve of Cinco de Mayo, and Alvarez prizes the opportunity to do his thing in the ring “for my country, my family, my fans.” He knows, however, that taking on Jacobs will be anything but a party.He likes that idea.“Because of his experience and his talent and his confidence and all of his virtues, this has all the qualities of a fight of the year,” Alvarez noted, adding he’s watched film of many of Jacobs’ fights to get a feel for the taller (by 3 inches) American.He also has watched lots of his own bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WBC and WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), left, and IBF middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), right, pose with their title belts during a pre-fight press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in New York. Alvarez and Jacobs meet in a 12-round unification bout in Las Vegas, on Saturday May, 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK— The resumes are impressive. The mutual respect is beyond question. The determination is through the roof.So why shouldn’t the middleweight title unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs be a classic, a fight-of-the-year candidate?ADVERTISEMENT PDEA on drug war: Our mandate is guided by rule of law, respect for lives PLAY LIST 01:15PDEA on drug war: Our mandate is guided by rule of law, respect for lives00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LATEST STORIES Roger Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th titlecenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I understand the game now and what you need to be great,” Jacobs said. “This is my shot and I am on a mission. Canelo always shows up and gives his best, so do I. He’s used to the big spotlight, and for me this is everything. I plan to take over the show and be the headliner.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ask both champions and they say that’s exactly what to expect on May 4 in Las Vegas. And while that might seem like hype for the fight, there is something of an aura around this matchup.“He is a very strong mental fighter,” Alvarez said Thursday about Jacobs, who is nicknamed “Miracle Man” and overcame bone cancer to return to the ring. “His history shows his perseverance and that is a big strength for him. He has that will to win. I invite that in an opponent; that is the type of fighter I am.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMexico’s Alvarez, 28, is considered by many the best in the game today. His epic fights with Gennady Golovkin — a draw and then a tight victory, with a third meeting a distinct possibility — are the most shining moments in a 51-1-2 record with 35 knockouts. He became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA super middleweight crown in December but now moves back where he probably belongs. And the middleweight division is the deepest and strongest around.Jacobs, 32, is a logical foe, and that’s good for the sport considering how logic rarely plays into matchups. Since going 12 rounds with Triple G and losing a very close decision two years ago, Jacobs has three wins and owns the IBF crown. The thought of adding Alvarez’s WBA and WBC belts is enticing but hardly the only motivation for the Brooklyn native. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Mexico’s Alvarez, 28, is considered by many the best in the game today. His epic fights with Gennady Golovkin — a draw and then a tight victory, with a third meeting a distinct possibility — are the most shining moments in a 51-1-2 record with 35 knockouts. He became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA super middleweight crown in December but now moves back where he probably belongs. And the middleweight division is the deepest and strongest around.Jacobs, 32, is a logical foe, and that’s good for the sport considering how logic rarely plays into matchups. Since going 12 rounds with Triple G and losing a very close decision two years ago, Jacobs has three wins and owns the IBF crown. The thought of adding Alvarez’s WBA and WBC belts is enticing but hardly the only motivation for the Brooklyn native.“I never get tired of inspiring people and telling my story,” he said. “Strangers, people I meet in airports when I travel, they are fascinated because it’s a feel-good story. I am blessed with a second chance at life and a career, and that is the message I want to get out to the world. That is something special, and I want to inspire so many more people.”The bout will be on a special weekend for Mexico, on the eve of Cinco de Mayo, and Alvarez prizes the opportunity to do his thing in the ring “for my country, my family, my fans.” He knows, however, that taking on Jacobs will be anything but a party.He likes that idea.“Because of his experience and his talent and his confidence and all of his virtues, this has all the qualities of a fight of the year,” Alvarez noted, adding he’s watched film of many of Jacobs’ fights to get a feel for the taller (by 3 inches) American.He also has watched lots of his own bouts.“Every fight, I feel I learn something from it. In all of my fights, I focus on learning, and especially learning from the mistakes,” he added. “Every fight, I watch to see the good things and to focus on whatever errors I have made to make sure they don’t happen again.”Those gaffes are so rare that Alvarez hasn’t lost since Floyd Mayweather outpointed him in 2014, a fight Alvarez accepted when he was still quite raw, though he already owned two super welterweight titles. He has improved since, and only Golovkin truly has challenged Alvarez in the last 4½ years.Jacobs will present a major challenge in the fight that will be streamed by DAZN as part of Alvarez’s $365 million deal for 11 fights. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policylast_img read more