IOSH 2004 International Conference and Exhibition

May 12, 2021


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first_imgIOSH2004 International Conference and Exhibition, 20-21 April, HarrogateInternational CentreTakingas its theme ‘Growing professionally – developing influence’, IOSH’s 2004conference will examine the challenges and opportunities for health and safetyprofessionals as they seek to develop their role and influence in anincreasingly global environment. IOSH’sorganising committee would like to hear from anyone with ideas for potentialtopics, speakers and other contributions to the conference programme.Thecommittee is also calling for papers on issues of contemporary interest inhealth, safety and the environment, including the following:–Disaster planning and recovery–Insurance, compensation and blame–Accident investigation–Noise and vibration –International standards–Globalisation and the supply chain–Best practice in international working–Management systems–Career development and mentoringIfyou wish to be considered as a presenter at the conference, you are invited tosubmit an abstract of your work to Kate Pallett, special events co-ordinator,PR department, IOSH, The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE181NN, UK, or e-mail [email protected] All abstracts must be received by30 June 2003.Theabstract must be typed and include the following information:–Title of paper–Name of author, organisation, city and country–A concise statement of aims, results and conclusionsPresentingauthors will be notified of receipt and notification of acceptance of theabstract submitted will be sent to the author in August.Otherproposals for contributions to the event should also be sent in writing to Kateby 30 June 2003.Anyfurther queries should also be addressed to Kate, 0116 257 3100 (phone) or 0116257 3101 (fax). Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. IOSH 2004 International Conference and ExhibitionOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Department Head, Electrical Engineering

May 3, 2021


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first_imgAdditionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, andemail addresses of five (5) references who will be requested towrite confidential letters of recommendation.Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continueuntil the position is filled.The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largestschool in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diversestudent body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduatestudents through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blendof private and public school traditions and is a driving force forachieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positivechange, and enriching the community. Since its founding asChattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation forexcellence built on an unusual blend of the private and publictraditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years,the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part ofthe state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey toexcellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in allthings and focused on changing lives and transformingcommunities.Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located inSoutheast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction ofseveral interstate highways. The city has received nationalrecognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown andredevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastestinternet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in theUnited States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that linksevery home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies likeUnum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, McKee, U.S. Xpress,Volkswagen, Coca-Cola United, and Amazon have chosen to set up shopin Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, LookoutMountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum,and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, asdo events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, theCreative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern WritersConference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA SouthernConference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee atChattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as abase for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and cavingexpeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee Riversupport the greatest variety of flora of any area in the UnitedStates. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard todiversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil Warhistory, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just atwo hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville,Huntsville, and Birmingham.The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualifiedapplicants will receive equal consideration for employment and willnot be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, nationalorigin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexualorientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,or protected veteran status. Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely relatedfield;Demonstrated strong peer-reviewed grant development experience,high quality research, and scholarship supported by federal, state,and/or industry funding;Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduateteaching;Proven leadership experience and commitment to inclusion anddiversity;Demonstrated experience with ABET and regional accreditation;andExcellent communication and interpersonal skills. The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University ofTennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and ComputerScience invites applications for the Department Head position withthe successful applicant starting on August 1, 2020.Qualifications :Successful candidates must have the following requirements: Cover letterCVUnofficial transcriptsTeaching statementResearch statementAdministrative Philosophy statement The Department of Electrical Engineering offers degrees at BS andMS levels, serves over 170 majors and graduates approximately 35students per year. The department consists of eight full-timefaculty members with expertise in cross-cutting disciplines ofpower systems, microelectronics, robotics and controls, spacesystems, internet-of-things, communications, sustainability andrenewable energy. The faculty conduct research funded by theNational Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and variouscommercial industries. The college also offers a PhD degree inComputational Science (Computational Engineering concentration)with a focus in Electrical Engineering. The program and activitiesof the department—along with collaborations with the UTC Center ofExcellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, theUTC Center for Urban Informatics and Progress, Tennessee ValleyAuthority (TVA), Electric Power Board (EPB), and Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory as well as strong community and industry support—presenta unique opportunity for the successful candidate to have greaterregional and national impact.Responsibilities of the Department Head include, but are notlimited to: being a strong advocate for the department; promotingand supporting teaching, research and scholarly activities, as wellas professional service activities; ensuring alignment of thelong-term vision and goals of the department with the ones for thecollege and the university; formulation of a strategic plan forequity, inclusion, and diversity; advancing community engagement;development of initiatives that ensure student success; teachingassignments; and providing sound programmatic, operational, andfinancial stewardship for the department.Application Procedures:Applications must be submitted electronically through theUTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:last_img read more

Rockets 112, Warriors 108: Steph Curry, Kevin Durant miss potential game-tying 3’s

December 20, 2019


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first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/07/bang_2735bb46-b1b1-4f11-b3ba-439dab565ef7″]HOUSTON – The ball reached Kevin Durant’s hands. Eventually it reached Stephen Curry’s hands, too.That left Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni having some unpleasant thoughts creep into his mind. “You probably don’t want to know,” D’Antoni joked. “It’s not pretty. And Steph, too. It’s not pretty.”Fortunately for the Rockets, that …last_img read more

World Cup ticket sales soar

December 18, 2019


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first_imgChairperson of the Local OrganisingCommittee Danny Jordaan speaking tointernational journalists in Johannesburg. Jordaan exchanging views with Fifa’s seniorofficials Horst Schmidt and Jerome Valcke. Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke saysSouth Africa will stage a spectacular WorldCup(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Wolfgang EichlerFifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 83 2010 [email protected]• Delia FischerFifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 11 567 2524+27 83 201 [email protected] ARTICLES• SA pride in World Cup at 90%• Maradona backs safe World Cup• World Cup fever spreads abroad• Diski Striker spreads 2010 vibe• ‘Africa is not one country’ • 2010 ticket sales hit 500 000• Top 32 for 2010 Fifa World CupBongani NkosiAfrica’s first Fifa World Cup looks set to be a sold-out affair, with South Africans, Americans and the English showing heavy interest in the third phase of ticket applications.The world football body is all smiles due to about two million applications for tickets for the June-July tournament. With the 900 000 remaining tickets already selling fast, there’s no doubt South Africa will stage a world-class spectacle.“We have sold over two million tickets and that’s good news,” said Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke at a media briefing in Johannesburg on 27 January.Fifa has seen a major spike in interest during the third phase of ticket applications, which ends on 1 February. During this period of 1 206 865 applications were received from football fanatics in 192 countries.Almost 80% of applications in the third phase came from South African residents, an increase of almost 25% when compared to earlier ticket application phases.And it seems the resurgent Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national squad, will not be short of supporters during its World Cup matches.“Since the final draw in Cape Town we have seen a flurry of activity in ticket sales,” said Local Organising Committee chairperson Danny Jordaan. “We are particularly happy about ticket sales in South Africa.”“People are buying Bafana tickets,” he added.To date over a million applications have been received from the host country. “I’m not just satisfied, I’m very, very happy that over a million tickets have been sold in South Africa,” Jordaan said.While South Africans are the leading applicants in phase three, interest is also mounting in the other countries that will be represented in the 32-team tournament.The US is leading the pack in this category, with 50 217 applications received during the third phase. Next is the UK with 41 529 requests. Group D opponents Germany and Australia are also hungry for tickets, with 14 647 and 15 523 applications respectively. Some 14 804 applications have been received from Mexico, which will clash with Bafana Bafana in the opening match, and 10 767 from Brazil.When it comes to other African countries, Botswana is leading with 2 519 in applications, while 1 795 have come from Mozambique and 1 191 from Namibia.The next phase, which will run from 9 February to 7 April, will see 400 000 tickets being sold on a first come, first served basis through First National Bank branches and Fifa’s website.Fifa will also open call centres to enhance its services during phase four. South African fans should dial 083 123 2010 to make general enquiries and applications, while those outside the country’s borders can call +00 414 458 32010.“We will sell every single ticket,” said Jordaan.Ticket centres open in AprilFifa will open ticket centres on 15 April in all nine host cities, with two in Johannesburg. The centres will simplify the process, enabling fans to buy tickets over the counter and collect their confirmed tickets.“You will be able to go to a counter, pay cash and take your ticket home,” said Horst Schmidt, chairperson of the Fifa ticketing sub-committee.“We will be ready to fulfill requests and hopefully we’ll have tickets available to fulfill the demand,” Schmidt said.Appeal to international mediaAt the media briefing Fifa appealed to the international media present to stop spreading negative messages about South Africa which “have no basis”.A stern Valcke told the press that certain media organisations, especially those in the UK and Germany, were hell-bent on “discouraging people from coming to South Africa”.Foreigners who come to South Africa are not the type of people who stay behind their fences all day because of fear, Valcke said. “Give people a chance to come to South Africa,” he urged international journalists. “Don’t kill the World Cup before it happens.”To even suggest that Fifa made the wrong decision in bringing the World Cup to South Africa was “insane”, he added.Jordaan was quick to remind reporters that South Africa hosts about 1.5-million tourists every year who are happy to visit the country. “There are things that you read that have no basis,” he said.The number of tickets sold complements the work done by South Africa and Fifa to ensure that the tournament will be a spectacular event, Jordaan added.“We’re in good shape and the reality of ticket sales must be added to all the work we’ve done,” he said. “If you add it all up you must come to the conclusion that the country will deliver the best World Cup come 11 June.”last_img read more

Investment incentives portal launched

December 18, 2019


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first_imgCompanies or individuals wanting to make use of the government’s business and infrastructure development and job creation incentives can now find them all in one place. (Image: For more free images, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sidwell Medupe  Media and communications, Department  of Trade and Industry  +27 12 394 1650 or +27 79 492 1774RELATED ARTICLES • SA, still great for investment • Invest in Africa • Investors prefer Cape Town • No stopping Africa’s growth: Zuma • SA becoming a renewable energy reporterBusinesses looking to get involved in creating employment and growing productive capacity in South Africa can now access information on government investment incentives through a one-stop portal, government offers a wide range of incentive schemes to encourage the growth of competitive new enterprises and the creation of sustainable employment. However, these have tended to become lost from view within the websites of particular departments.This week’s launch of the Government Investment Incentives portal is set to change all that. Promoting private sector involvementA joint project of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), the Economic Development Department and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the new website pulls together state incentive schemes, including grants and tax breaks, together in one easily navigable package.“It is important to establish sustainable enterprises to boost job creation and to increase the state’s participation in development,” Meryl Mamathuba, head of the IDC’s development finance department, said in a statement on Wednesday.“Ultimately, the aim is to promote private sector involvement in both the creation of productive capacity and research and development (R&D) in the country,” Mamathuba said. Three types of incentiveThe website helps the potential applicant find the incentive that might fit by dividing state incentives into three categories:Concept, research and development incentives – for private sector businesses that invest in the creation, design and improvement of new products and processes.Capital expenditure incentives – for companies that want to acquire or upgrade assets in order either to establish or expand their business’ productive capacity.Competitiveness enhancement incentives – for investments that facilitate increased competitiveness, sustainable economic growth and development in a specific sector. Subcategories of incentivesThe first category breaks down into eight subcategories, namely:Grants for small R&D projects;Grants for large R&D projects;R&D tax incentives;Grants for feasibility studies;The Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (Thrip);The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) technology programme;A technology venture capital fund; andR&D in the automotive industry.The capital expenditure category includes incentives for:Small industry;Large industry;Critical infrastructure;Industrial development zones;Capital expenditure in the automotive industry;Foreign investment;Capital expenditure in the textiles industry; andManufacturing competitiveness enhancement.And the competitiveness enhancement incentives are for:Business process services (outsourcing);Black business supplier development;Export marketing and investment assistance;Sector specific assistance;Film production;Competitiveness in the clothing and textiles industries;Co-operatives;Female economic empowerment through the Bavumile training programme for rural women and the Isivande Women’s Fund; andManufacturing competitiveness enhancement.Completing the website’s initial offering is a set of answers to frequently asked questions on incentives and the process of applying for them.last_img read more

SA to ‘name, shame corrupt officials’

December 18, 2019


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first_img25 February 2013 The South African government plans to publish the names and details of those officials convicted of corruption in pamphlets, newspapers and radio advertisements, says Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe. Radebe was speaking during a media briefing by the government’s justice, crime prevention and security cluster in Pretoria on Sunday. Radebe said freezing orders and forfeitures, which were also public knowledge, would also be published. “We want to ensure that the public is conscious about what has happened, because sometimes when people talk about corruption, when we say ’32 people have been convicted’, it’s just a number. But if you can attach a number to actual persons, you will understand that this fight against corruption, we do it in a very meaningful way.”Anti-corruption task team shows results Radebe said that since the setting up of the anti-corruption task team in 2010, 237 people had been arrested. Of these, 32 people had been convicted and two acquitted, while the cases of the remaining 203 accused were still before court. The criminal assets of 59 persons to the value of R816-million had been frozen, with nearly R78-million in assets already forfeited and returned to the state, he said. The task team had also recovered three farms valued at a total of R59-million which were lost through corruption. Another five farms worth a collective R74-million had been frozen and would be recovered soon. Radebe said good progress had been made with the national government’s intervention in Limpopo, and that the task team was investigating 39 criminal cases involving fraud and corruption – including those involving 29 persons and four companies. He said 87 people were alleged to have benefited to the value of more than R5-million from corrupt activities, and freezing orders had been obtained against 32 people. Radebe said the use of freezing orders was an important weapon to prevent those involved in corruption from benefiting from their ill-gotten gains while their cases were being finalised.Tackling cyber crime The government is also stepping up measures to address cyber-attacks. Radebe said an announcement would be made soon on the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework. He said that, since last year up to December, 113 cases of cybercrime had been finalised – with 83% of these cases resulting in a conviction. A total of 40 investigators at the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation unit have been trained in detecting cybercrime, and at the end of the third quarter last year 60% of identified cyber threats had been addressed.Electronic tags for parolees Radebe said the Department of Correctional Service’s pilot project involving the use of electronic tags on those out on parole – which commenced in February last year – had been a success. The department is now looking into extending the use of electronic tags to other categories of offenders, including those serving custodial sentences. He added that from 1 April, it would be compulsory for every inmate who was without a qualification equivalent to Grade 9 to complete a training course equivalent to an Adult Education and Training (AET) course of between level one and four. The training is part of a drive by the government to rehabilitate inmates and equip them with skills so that they can have a better chance of returning successfully into society after being released.Electronic case management system Radebe said applicants would soon be able to lodge cases electronically, while prosecutors and defence lawyers would be able to receive real-time updates on cases, with the expected rolling out of an electronic case management system this year. The department aims to roll out the integrated solution at more than 20 sites by the end of this year and to a further 100 sites by the end of next year, the minister said. The system was integrated with police systems earlier this month to provide instant messaging and case details to process clerks. Once it is fully up and running, the system will allow electronic charge sheets to be lodged and cases to be enrolled electronically, which will automatically create an electronic court roll at the Department of Justice. Radebe said the backlog of cases had been brought down from 34 926 or 17.4% of all cases as at the end of March last year, to 29 604 or 16.2% of all cases by the end of December. Turning to violence against women and children, Radebe said that since the re- establishment of Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit in 2010, 695 life imprisonment sentences had been handed down, while prison sentences totaling over 36 000 years had been handed down. Across the country the unit now has 176 offices attached to police clusters, he said. Forensic social workers had been appointed who would assist the police with investigating crimes against children and provide expert evidence court. Radebe urged community members to come forward and report crimes of violence against women and children. Source: read more

Oppn. parties all set to corner Punjab government in House

December 1, 2019


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first_imgWith the Punjab Assembly session slated to start from August 2, the Opposition parties are all set to corner the ruling Congress government on the issues of unemployment, prevailing agrarian crisis and deteriorating law and order in the State.Besides, the issue of closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with sacrilege cases is also likely to be be at the center stage.Aam Aadmi Party’s Harpal Singh Cheema, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, said that his party would take up the issue of CBI closure report with the seriousness it merited. “Also, we will raise issues of unemployment, drugs menace, farmers’ loan and agrarian crisis among other public-centric issues,” he said.“It had been four long years since the incident of desecration of thw Guru Granth Sahib and the police firing incident at Behbal Kalan-Kotkapura took place, but yet nothing had come out of the investigations. Investigating teams are yet to ascertain who were behind the firing incidents at Behbal Kalan-Kotakpura and desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib,” he alleged.The Leader of the Opposition accused the Congress government of running away from deliberating on key issues concerning Punjab and its people. “Its for this reason that the session was restricted to a mere two sittings, which is unfortunate,” he said.The monsoon session of the Punjab Assembly will be held from August 2 to 6.The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has also accused the Congress government of shying away from discussing the burning issues of the State and asked Assembly Speaker Rana K.P. Singh to hold a three-week session.Senior Akali Dal leader Daljit Cheema on Sunday said that party would raise the issue of deteriorating law and order in the State among other issues on the floor of the House.“The State government has completely failed to maintain law and order. People are not even safe in jails. The recent murder of a person in Nabha Jail and mysterious death of a drugs smuggling accused in Amritsar jail, were the latest instances to prove the point,” said Mr. Cheema.Farmers’ suicide“Earlier this month incessant rain resulted in flooding in Sangrur and Patiala districts but the government failed to deal with the situation aptly, letting people suffer. There are several issues that we will raise, including increasing farmers suicide and rise in power tariffs,” said Mr. Cheema.last_img read more