Careers advisor challenges summer internships

May 3, 2021

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first_imgAn Oxford University Careers Service advisor has claimed that students undertaking summer internships feel drained and unfit to continue their final year of study.Alison Bird told the Financial Times, “You look at the salaries and think it seems a ridiculously high amount but they work very long hours. If they are on the trading floor they will be in at 6 in the morning and some of our students in mergers and acquisitions are working until 10 or 11 at night, which is pretty grim,” she said.Referring to a group of Oxford interns at a bank in Canary Wharf she visited last August, Bird said, “They were working very long hours and living on takeaways, and I was worried about the health of some of them. When I asked them if the hours had put them off they said they hadn’t because the money was so good.”John Kirwan, acting Careers Service director, said, “Some of my colleague’s comments seem to have been misinterpreted, so that the views of the Careers Service were misrepresented.” He said that the Careers Service was fully committed to internships because they were useful in preparing students for full-time work.“We are very positive about the value of appropriate work experience, including internships, for students,” he said. “As part of broadening their experience and employment prospects, the Careers Service encourages all Oxford University students to gain relevant and realistic work experience suited to their career aspirations.”Kirwan acknowledged that the placements might have a detrimental effect on academic work, but maintained that they were highly beneficial when students came to apply for jobs.“The Careers Service actively promotes the publicising of internships and other work experience opportunities, from a wide range of sectors, while recognising that students also need to take into account college regulations and the potential impact of such activities on their academic studies.”Internships continue to be a popular choice for many students, with the most popular placements being at investment banking firms Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.last_img read more


LYONS, RENEE

May 2, 2021

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first_imgA mass of Christian burial was celebrated Feb. 14 at St. Paul of the Cross Church for Renee Lyons, 87. She passed away Friday, Feb. 10. A lifelong resident of Jersey City, Renee was the penultimate example of a professional nurse. A graduate of the Jersey City Medical Center School of Nursing, she worked at Jersey City Medical Center, Christ Hospital and spent the majority of her career as head floor nurse at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Jersey City. Every person who was lucky enough to know her called her Saint Renee. Renee was the wife of the late Jeremiah (Ret. Sgt, JCPD); mother of Kevin Lyons, Maureen Lyons and her husband Tony Romano and the late Michael Lyons; grandmother of her granddaughter Sabrina: sister of Msgr. Walter Nolan; aunt of Mary, Edward, Robert, Paul and Deirdre. Renee’s love and dedication to her two handicapped children was a thing of beauty and an inspiration.Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City.last_img read more


Central Foods takes over distribution of Frank Dale

April 20, 2021

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first_imgFrozen food distributor Central Foods has taken over distribution of premium buffet food brand Frank Dale.The company will handle distribution to the foodservice sector of the full range of sweet and savoury products made by the party food specialist, which Central Foods said would complement its offer.Frank Dale’s savoury portfolio includes mini quiches, mini pies and mini Yorkshire puddings, while its sweet range comprises strawberry & cream scones as well as mini Victoria sponge cakes.“We are delighted to have taken over distribution of the superb range of Frank Dale products, which will extend the selection of buffet and party food that we already supply to our foodservice customers across the UK and further afield,” said Central Foods managing director Gordon Lauder.“Frank Dale has a strong reputation for producing premium-quality classic British miniatures, and these will complement perfectly the authentic global menu that Central Foods offers when it comes to party food.”Edward Miles, managing director of Finedale Foods, which owns the Frank Dale brand, added: “We believe the move to Central Foods is a key step in the development of Frank Dale. By tapping into Central Foods’ proven distribution model and expertise, the service given to our existing customers will improve and open the door for new customers to stock the range, while allowing us to focus more on developing new products and marketing to drive future growth.”Frank Dale was founded in 1994 and its products are batch-produced at a site in Norfolk.last_img read more


Tumblr names Houghton Library blog to “New and Notable” list

March 1, 2021

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first_imgYahoo’s social networking website and micro-blogging platform Tumblr honored Houghton Library’s blog as one of its “New and Notable Blogs of 2013.” Houghton Library is the primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard University and is part of the Harvard College Library within the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Its blog launched in June and displays digitized images from the library’s collection.The recognition is part of Tumblr’s “Year in Review.” For the review, Tumblr analyzed more than 150 million sites and 70 billion posts to collect and showcase the best of the Internet from 2013. Houghton’s blog is joined by 19 other honorees that include the White House, National Geographic and Financial Times.“I started the Tumblr because we digitize so much and I wanted to find a way to make it more discoverable,” said curator John Overholt. “The Tumblr is a great way in to the use of special collections for somebody who has a general interest in our materials but doesn’t know where to start. It gives a great feeling for the diversity of our holdings.”last_img read more


Rousseff and Pele Add More Shine To the Opening Ceremony

December 20, 2020

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first_imgBy Dialogo July 17, 2011 The presence of the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and the greatest soccer player of all time, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, otherwise known as Pelé, on July 16th Saturday afternoon at Engenhão stadium helped demonstrate the importance of the 5th Military World Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro until July 24. “I had no doubt that this event would be great, but it’s not every day that two figures of this caliber can be seen in the same place,” said Pimentel Mauricio Prado, a lawyer and whose girlfriend – an Army private – is participating as an athlete in the Games . In the grandstand, located in the center of the stadium, several military officials from several countries could also be seen in addition to other important political figures such as Minister of Defense Nelson Jobim, Minister of Sports Orlando Silva and the governor and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral and Eduardo Paes. Engenhão stadium was packed and there were no reports of unrest or disorder.last_img read more


PANAMAX 2012 kicks off in Mayport, Florida

December 20, 2020

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first_imgBy Dialogo August 08, 2012 Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) and Brazilian Rear Adm. Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho welcomed partner nation participants and staff officially kicking off this year’s PANAMAX exercise, Aug. 6. The main focus of PANAMAX is to exercise a variety of responses, in coordination with the governments of Panama and Colombia, in order to protect and guarantee safe passage of commercial traffic through the Panama Canal, ensure its neutrality, and respect national sovereignty. Representatives from 17 nations are participating in the annual exercise from Aug. 6-17, which has evolved over many years and now includes training for many of the same 21st century threats encountered in today’s land, sea, air and cyber environments. More than 600 military personnel have traveled to Mayport for the exercise including 170 guests from partner nations. Military and civilian personnel from Mayport-based COMUSNAVSO/C4F and Destroyer Squadron 40 (including Navy Reservists from the Jacksonville area) are also participating in PANAMAX. PANAMAX is a U.S.-sponsored, multinational annual exercise that includes participants from Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States. “This exercise is designed to execute stability operations under the support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions; provide interoperability training for the participating multinational staffs; and build participating nation capability to plan and execute complex multinational operations,” Harris said. The governments of the countries participating in PANAMAX share common interests and this exercise enhances those links by fostering friendly, mutual cooperation and understanding between participating militaries. This multinational exercise also contributes to interoperability, and builds the capabilities of the participating nations to plan and execute complex multinational operations. “One of the most important benefits of multinational exercises like PANAMAX is the fact that all the participants will be able to exchange their experiences, expertise and will gain new knowledge about each other’s culture and people, Harris said. “These interactions strengthen our bonds across the region and foster long-lasting friendships and an understanding among the partner nations, ultimately benefiting the security of the region.”last_img read more


February 1, 2005 News and Notes

December 19, 2020

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first_imgFebruary 1, 2005 News and Notes February 1, 2005 News & Notes News and Notes Thomas Bishop of Holland & Knight was elected president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Fred Leonhardt of GrayRobinson in Orlando was reappointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Board of Directors for Enterprise Florida, Inc. Mark Buchbinder of Miami was named executive director of the board of the Alliance for Human Services. Scott M. Solkoff of Solkoff & Zellen, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Albert Tellechea of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando was appointed director of the Center for a Free Cuba in Washington, D.C. Robert L. Parks of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Lewis in Coral Gables participated in a workshop in Beijing, China, addressing the Central Party School. Parks served on a panel discussing, “Judiciary and Its Role in a Country with Rule of Law.” Mia A. Burroughs of Steel, Hector & Davis in Miami was honored by the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr., Bar Association as “Newcomer of the Year.” Marjorie A. Baron of Miami was elected chair of the board of the Children’s Home Society in Miami. Richard Rosenbaum of Ft. Lauderdale was recently awarded the “Loren Warboys Unsung Hero” Award by The Youth Law Center. Joan Nelson Hook of New Port Richey attended a joint conference of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Guardianship Association, and the National College of Probate Judges. Spencer Levine, of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, was named to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units representing the Southern region of the United States. Nicola Boothe-Perry of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., is teaching at Florida A&M University College of Law for 2004-2005. Anthony Battaglia of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A., was awarded the Jack Edmonds Award for Civility and Professionalism in the practice of criminal law, presented by the Goldberg Inns of Court. Barry Nelson of Nelson & Levine, P.A., in North Miami Beach presented, “Current Trends & Traps in Estate Planning 2004/2005 – Estate Planning and Asset Protection Techniques to Consider and Traps to Avoid” at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Florida Institute on Federal Taxation Conference in Orlando, as well as at the Jacksonville Estate Planning Council meeting in Jacksonville. Nelson also presented, “Asset Protection & Estate Planning – Why Not Have Both?” at the Boca Raton Tax Institute and Palm Beach Tax Institute meeting in West Palm Beach. Additionally, Nelson was reappointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School Graduate Program in Taxation for the spring 2005 semester. Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana & Ricci, P.A. in Tallahassee presented, “America: Nation of Immigrants” to American history students at Leon High School. John V. Tucker of The Law Offices of Anderson & Tucker in St. Petersburg recently presented, “Social Security, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Other Disability Benefit Issues” at a seminar sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Florida Chapter. Rebekah Poston of Steel Hector & Davis LLP, has been elected chair for the business crimes and compliance practice group by the Lex Mundi Board of Directors. Martin Press of Gunster Yoakley in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed chair of the board of governors for Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. Gregory A. Hearing of Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez, P.A., was elected president of the board of directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tampa Bay for 2005. Jeffrey Ostrow of Taylor, Hodkin, Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale was named to the board of directors of Sterling Bank. David J. Lillesand of Lillesand & Associates, P.A., in Miami spoke at two national conferences: the Social Security Disability Law Conference in Philadelphia sponsored by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives; and the Sixth Annual Special Needs Trusts Conference. Jordi Guso of Berger Singerman in Miami participated in a panel discussion titled, “Who is Driving the Chapter 11 Bus?” at a meeting of the ABA Business Law Section’s business bankruptcy committee held in conjunction with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Rebecca Morgan of Stetson University was presented with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ 2004 UnAward for her contribution to the advancement of elder law. Ivan J. Reich with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A was appointed chair of the young members’ section of the Commercial Law League and a member of the executive council of the bankruptcy section. Rochelle A. Reback was recently presented a 2004 Human Rights Award by the Tampa-Hillsborough Human Rights Council, Inc. John W. Merting was recently elected chair of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute at the group’s annual meeting held at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Robert S. Reiff of the Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A., in Miami, recently lectured at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/ National College for DUI Defense’s Eighth Annual “DWI Means: Defending with Ingenuity” seminar. Reiff lectured on the subject of “Field Sobriety Exercises.” Bob Murphy, senior vice president and administrator of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, was elected chair of the board of commissioners for the Midway Fire District for 2004-2005.last_img read more


Man Found Dead in Inwood Drowned, Cops Say

December 18, 2020

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old man who was found dead floating near Inwood Bay Park appears to have drowned, Nassau County police said.A 911 caller reported finding the victim floating in the water shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday. His identity was not immediately released.The victim was pronounced at scene and his body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiners’ office, where an autopsy will be conducted.Fourth Squad detectives determined that there appears to be no criminality involved.last_img read more


Nassau County Jail Inmate Found Dead

December 18, 2020

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 47-year-old Far Rockaway man was found dead at Nassau County jail in East Meadow on Monday morning, authorities said.Kevin Brown was serving a sentence for petit larceny when he was found unresponsive in his cell shortly before 7 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.His body was taken to the county Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation but say they have found no criminality at this time.last_img read more


Back with predictions

December 18, 2020

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s a new year and that means everyone is giving their predictions about 2015. I took a break from blogging for most of December, tying up loose ends in the office and taking some time off. So I’m re-recharged and ready to push for Credit Unions to become more memberlicious. So here are my predictions…..The newly re-launched 97% loan-to-value mortgage being purchased by Fannie & Freddie will be a blockbuster for Credit Unions who want to be memberlicious. It will allow them to help more members with home ownership. Credit unions, especially those who shy away from government lending, will use the 97% product to target millennials and first time home buyers who struggle to acquire the required down payment on a 95% LTV. Or those who don’t want to pay the overpriced, life-of-loan premium on an FHA loan.Interest rates will stay in the lower 4% range (between 4% and 4.5%). I’m no economist, but I listen to one once-in-a-while. This seems to be a common thought, but in some ways I just am starting to wonder if anything can occur in the economy to actually cause interest rates to rise. Credit Unions will capitalize on the low rates by continuing to push purchase money mortgages, and even help a few more members with low-cost HARP loans to lower their monthly mortgage obligations. Mermberlicious indeed! continue reading »last_img read more