The Rise of the #T-MOOC (Twitter MOOC) – India HR Chat | India HR Chat

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The Rise of the #T-MOOC (Twitter MOOC) – India HR Chat | India HR ChatShared from missc on 16 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today “Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have gained tremendous popularity over the last couple of years. The New York Times dubbed 2012 -‘The Year of the MOOC,’ and it has since become one of the hottest topics in education. “Read full article Comments are closed.last_img

USS John Warner Changes Command

first_img Authorities Cmdr. Burt J. Canfield relieved Cmdr. Daniel B. Caldwell as commanding officer of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Sept. 18.The event was the ship’s first change of command since its commissioning on August 1, 2015 in its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk. The ship was the 12th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the Navy’s operating fleet, ready to fulfill its motto, “On a Mission to Protect Freedom.”The ship’s namesake is John Warner, a five-term U.S. Senator from Virginia who also served as 61st Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974. Warner is also the only Secretary of the Navy who served as both an enlisted man and an officer, in both the Navy and the Marine Corps.The submarine is 377 feet long, has a 34-foot beam, and will be able to dive to depths greater than 800 feet and operate at speeds in excess of 25 knots submerged. It will operate for 33 years without ever refueling.[mappress mapid=”16965″]Image: US Navy USS John Warner Changes Command September 21, 2015 View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today USS John Warner Changes Command View post tag: Command Share this article View post tag: USS John Warnerlast_img read more

Duke Energy to Make Action Plan for Contaminated Coal Ponds

first_imgDuke Energy to Make Action Plan for Contaminated Coal PondsMARCH 10TH, 2019 AMANDA PORTER INDIANASome of Indiana’s coal ash ponds will be receiving a much needed clean up. Mandatory groundwater testing found parts of some ponds with contaminants at levels higher than protection standards. Duke Energy announced it’ll be working on a corrective action plan for the Wabash river generating station. Compliance data released by the company show high levels of arsenic, cobalt, and lead from 37 monitoring wells placed at the base of coal ponds.The company plans to post its action plan in July and hold a public forum to review the plans.Clean up options include excavating ponds or capping the ponds and keeping the ash in place.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

O.C. After-Prom Promises Magical Memories

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleFor Ocean City High School students deciding whether they should attend After Prom, they should know a few things.If they go, they will more than likely have a blast. They will have an array of exciting, cool games to play, and a huge assortment of food to eat. Oh, and lots of ways to win prizes, Amy Holmes, co-chairwoman of the After Prom Committee said.The free event at the Ocean City High School is May 18 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.Now in its 25th year, the event for teens is designed to offer them a safe, entertaining, drug- and alcohol-free alternative to post-prom partying.“This lasting event is a true testimony of what Ocean City is founded on — as a dry town that embraces family, friends, and fabulous memories made together,” Holmes said.Get ready for some fun After Prom attendees.“This year we have an escape room. We have something fun for everyone. Literally, we have now embraced the students musically, athletically and academically inclined,” Holmes noted. “We will reach 100 percent of what these kids are going to want to do after the prom.”The activities include game show-style activities. This year a new addition is the game “Hungry Hungry Hippo” using inflatables. There is another one called “Melt Down,” which Holmes said is sure to be a hit.Each year After Prom is organized by Holmes, of Upper Township, and her husband Bill, and Jennifer Bowman, of Ocean City, and her husband Charles, all OCHS grads.More than 600 students attend After Prom each year. Food, music, games, photo booths, and inflatables transform the high school into a theme park. Students have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the night.Students have fun in 2018 doing the limbo. (Photo courtesy ochsafterprom.org)This year’s theme is “A Magical Celebration,” chosen to celebrate the 25-year milestone of the event, Holmes said.“It is a huge accomplishment, so we wanted this year to highlight that,” she said. “We wanted it to be classy, yet fun.”Holmes said teens can expect to see some gardens and castles, along with elegant backdrops, transforming the high school gymnasium and the hallways into an enchanted place.Among all the elegance will also be what the teens likely care about most: incredible food, DJs, photo booths, Laser Tag, a caricature artist and more, Holmes added.To top it off, throughout the night the teens have a chance to win money and prizes. Both Holmes and Bowman emphasized that the night could not happen without all of the generosity of the community.Each year the After Prom Committee raises funds for the event and about $20,000 in total is needed to make it a success.And year after year, businesses, members of the community and organizations donate to the event and make it possible.“We are extremely grateful to the many businesses, non-profits and individuals who help donate money, prizes and food items each year,” Holmes said. “We simply cannot provide the celebration without the generosity of the Miss Night in Venice Committee, OCHS community, the Ocean City Board of Education and the City of Ocean City.”She added that the committee is also grateful to the 100–plus volunteers who join each year to chaperone the event.The After Prom Committee is still seeking 75 volunteers for the event, Holmes said.“We always have enough parents who sign up, but it does get a little stressful when we get closer and still need volunteers,” she added.Bikes and a kayak were among the prizes at the 2018 After Prom.Bowman said the community has always been so wonderful about the event, showing support for something important for teens in the district.“People give year after year and nobody ever says no. Norm, from Curly Fries, comes and cooks fries and makes fresh lemonade until 1 in the morning,” Bowman said. “Joan, from the Ocean City Coffee Company, keeps us awake at night with all of her fantastic coffee. We just want the local businesses to know we need you and thank you for all you do for this event.”In addition to new games and an assortment of goodies to enjoy throughout the evening into the morning, teens may notice some luxurious new wall coverings, Bowman said.“We spent $5,000 on fabrics so that we own all of these coverings. We used to rent them,” Bowman said of the backdrops.During the winter, volunteers, including residents Eleanor Parker, Christine Crist and Jane Custer sewed the fabrics at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church into beautiful displays.“We made an investment in the future of After Prom so that we don’t have to rent the curtains anymore,” she added.And it is all thanks to the work of volunteers, including parents, school faculty and staff and students, who have worked tirelessly to offer the special night for Ocean City High School students, organizers said.The core volunteers include, The Holmes family, the Bowmans, Bill Heap, Gabrielle Mulloy, Lisa Yiannos, Jennifer Blankley, Melissa and Travis Wade, Abby Wade, Calliope Yiannos, Heather James, Victor Hartley and Sarah Lee.For more information about Ocean City High School’s After Prom, including how to volunteer or donate, visit www.ochsafterprom.org.After Prom Committee members in 2018 from left, Sarah Lee, and Co-Chairs Jennifer Bowman and Amy Holmes get ready for the family friendly night. Expect new and exciting games and events at this year’s After Prom. (Photo courtesy ochsafterprom.org)last_img read more

Cargill combines formulations for texture

first_imgCargill’s new texture solutions combining pectin and starch are usable in all types of bakery fillings.The products, obtained by using specific combinations of Unipectine pectins and starches from Cargill’s C*Tex, C*CreamTex and C*PolarTex ranges, cover a large variety of uses, from ready-to-use bakery fillings to tailored formulations. Said Virginie Langendorff, Cargill’s processed fruit application leader, for Europe, Middle East & Africa: “Cargill can offer the best possible solution whether for a single ingredient or in combination. This has given us the freedom to design new textures and functionalities with different applications in mind, based on the distinctive strengths offered by each product range.”The new formulations cover bakery fillings ranging from neutral to acid, high or low solubility, and from bake-stable to post-bake applications.last_img read more

Michigan Nationwide pit stall assignments

first_imgAustin Dillon set a NASCAR Nationwide Series record with his fourth consecutive Coors Light Pole. He also set a track record with a 191.882 mph circuit around Michigan International Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Alliance Truck Parts 250. Record fourth consecutive Coors Light Pole gives Dillon first pit pick Dillon led the first ever Richard Childress Racing top-three Nationwide Series qualifying sweep. RCR teammates Paul Menard and Brian Scott qualified second and third followed by Trevor Bayne and Alex Bowman.The No. 3 team chose the first pit stall at pit out, heading into Turn 1. Menard’s No. 33 team chose the 13th pit stall, which is the first opening closest to pit out. The No. 2 team chose the 23rd stall, right at the start/finish line.Watch the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at 2 p.m. ET on ABC.last_img read more

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba & More Complete the Cast of Bullets Over Broadway, Starring Zach Braff

first_img In addition to Ziemba, Preston Truman Boyd, Bryn Dowling, Kelcy Griffin, Dan Horn, Synthia Link and Kevin Worley will round out the ensemble. Bullets Over Broadway stars Braff as David Shayne, Ashmanskas as Warner Purcell, Pastore as Nick Valenti, Wolfe as Ellen, Nick Cordero as Cheech, Lenny Wolpe as Julian Marx and Helene Yorke as Olive Neal. The cast will also feature Clyde Alves, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson, Kimberly Faure, Paige Faure, Casey Garvin, Sarah Lin Johnson, Andy Jones, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Kevin Ligon, Brittany Marcin, James Moye, Beth Johnson Nicely and Eric Santagata. View Comments Marin Mazzie Star Files Betsy Wolfe Related Shows Bullets Over Broadwaycenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Featuring existing hits from the 1920s, Bullets Over Broadway will feature a new, adapted book by Allen. The musical tells the story of David Shayne (Braff), an aspiring young playwright who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced. Zach Braff Ziemba previously worked with Stroman on Broadway’s Contact, Crazy For You, Steel Pier and the 2005 film adaptation of The Producers. She won a Tony Award for Contact and garnered additional nominations for Curtains, Never Gonna Dance and Steel Pier. Her other Broadway credits include A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Teddy & Alice and Chicago. Her additional onscreen roles include The History of Future Folk, Law & Order, Scrubs and Once More With Feeling. Karen Ziemba is going gangster! The Tony winner will play hyper, dog-obsessed actress Eden Brent in Bullets Over Broadway, alongside previously announced stars Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie, Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe and more. The musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath’s 1994 comedy is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Bullets Over Broadway begins performances March 11, with an official opening night on April 10 at the St. James Theatre.last_img read more

Dairy compact/Farm Failure

first_imgThe last drop of hope may have trickled from some Georgia dairy farmers at the end of April with the failure of Senate Bill 420 to become law.The bill would have allowed Georgia dairy farmers to join the Southern Dairy Compact, an attempt to duplicate the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact in 12 Southeastern states. The measure passed both houses of the Georgia General Assembly, but died with the governor’s veto. “This is definitely a setback for the Georgia dairy industry,” said Bill Thomas, an extension economist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We don’t know if it’s a permanent or temporary setback,” he said. “There are indications that the bill will be reintroduced next year. Several legislative leaders who supported the compact this year said it would be a top priority next year under a new administration.” The compact would set a minimum price that milk handlers could pay dairies for fluid milk in Southern states. At the same time, though, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving to lower minimum prices nationally and let market forces set dairy product prices. The compact would establish a commission to set a minimum fluid milk price to farmers. Each state would name three to five members of the commission. Georgia members would include at least one consumer, dairyman, processor and school food services representative. In his veto statement, Gov. Zell Miller said the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a similar arrangement, the Milk Control Board, unconstitutional in 1951. The ruling said, “Before the General Assembly can authorize price fixing without violating the due-process clause of our Constitution, among other requirements, it must be done in a business or where property involved is affected with a public interest, and the milk industry does not come within that scope.” The ruling was upheld in 1967. One of the governor’s strongest oppositions to the compact was the possibility that it would raise milk prices. That would be “counterproductive after we have removed the sales tax off groceries in Georgia,” he said. Based on what has happened with the Northeastern Dairy Compact, prices probably would rise. “However,” Thomas said, “the price increase Gov. Miller quoted is higher than the increase I expect.” The compact still must pass in Congress to keep farmers’ hopes churning. It could be 1999 before the compact prices milk. So Georgia could pass the compact again before the compact price is set. Farmers may not lose out. “But even if it passes, there is the question of the constitutionality of the compact in Georgia,” Thomas said. “It would have to be tested in court. And it likely will be, because ultimately it will raise the price of milk somewhat.” For some Georgia farmers, it’s all too little, too late. The cream has already curdled. “Georgia dairy farmers aren’t making a lot of money. We will continue to lose farmers,” Thomas said. “The price has already started falling this year. It will drop almost 20 cents per gallon by summer, just when it costs the most to produce milk in Georgia.” Dropping prices and rising production costs keep forcing Georgia dairies out of business. Another 10 percent to 20 percent could close this year. In 1985, Georgia had 854 dairies. At the end of 1997, that number slipped to 442. Today, the state has just 430. And Thomas said about 400 of those are family farms, and many are on the verge of closing down. “Unfortunately, the dairy compact was a long-term solution, not something that was going to help us this year,” Thomas said. “A lot is unknown about federal reform and the compact. Dairy farmers are facing a lot of uncertainty as they try to make decisions for the future.”last_img read more

Walker faces Man City probe after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown

first_imgKyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking coronavirus lockdown conditions by hosting a “sex party” even though he has advised people to stay at home.The England defender, 29 has apologized after the Sun newspaper reported that he invited two call girls to his flat on Tuesday.On Wednesday Walker posted on social media, urging the public to follow government guidelines on social distancing. The Villa captain went to a party last weekend and was pictured next to a road in slippers, just hours after he posted a video urging fans to stay safe at home on social media.Grealish apologized and was fined and disciplined by Villa.Football is on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak and City will now look into Walker’s conduct.A club statement said: “Our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS (National Health Service) and other key workers in fighting the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus in any way we can. Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts.”We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure in the coming days.” Topics :center_img Britain reported 621 more deaths from COVID-19 as of 1600 GMT on Saturday, taking the total toll to 4,934. “I want to apologize to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down,” Walker said in a statement.”There are heroes out there making a vital difference to society at the moment and I have been keen to help support and highlight their amazing sacrifices and life-saving work over the past week.”Walker is the second high-profile Premier League player to have been caught flouting the government’s guidelines after Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp praises Edu for unearthing ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli

first_imgJurgen Klopp praises Edu for unearthing ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli Martinelli scored twice at Anfield and dispatched his penalty in the losing shootout (Picture: Getty)Klopp was positively glowing in his assessment of Martinelli afterwards, describing him as a ‘talent of the century’, and he doubled down on that praise on Monday.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about his remarks regarding Martinelli, Klopp told Brazilian television show Esporte Interativo: ‘It was not in this game only. I watch a lot of football, so I saw the Europa League games of Arsenal.‘He’s 18 years old, right? So our scouting department is all over the world and stuff like this, but I think Edu gets all the credit for that signing – he came from… wherever.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He’s really unbelievable. So young, looks so mature already, is a proper threat. Yeah, he looks like a really decent player.‘But I didn’t want to put any backpack [pressure] on his back with this thing [his earlier remarks] but I just really like good football players and obviously he’s a very good one.’ Advertisement Comment Technical director Edu arrived at Arsenal this summer and brought Martinelli with him (Getty)Martinelli arrived from Ituano for a fee in the region of £6million over the summer, having been playing in the fourth tier of Brazilian football.He was named in Unai Emery’s matchday squad for the very first game of the season against Newcastle, coming off the bench in a 1-0 win, and has made the Premier League squad eight more times since, though is yet to start.MORE: Arsenal identify Max Allegri and Mikel Arteta as top two candidates to replace Unai EmeryMORE: Steve Morrow among a number of backroom staff let go at Arsenal in major shake-upMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Advertisement Arsenal’s Brazilian teenager has made a big impression on Klopp (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp has once again hailed Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli and praised Gunners technical director Edu for unearthing a talent even Liverpool’s scouts did not know about.The Brazilian teenager was initially brought in as a prospect for the future but has quickly established himself in the first-team squad, making eight appearances in all competitions.He has been particularly prolific in the Cups, scoring three times in the Europa League and hitting back-to-back braces in Carabao Cup matches against Nottingham Forest and Liverpool. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Nov 2019 9:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShareslast_img read more