National gateway opens for Scottish learners

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. National gateway opens for Scottish learnersOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Saba, a provider of human capital development and management solutions, isteaming up with the Scottish University for Industry to develop a learningmanagement system for Scotland. SUfI was set up to promote learningopportunities via LearnDirect Scotland. The learning portal is based on the scaleable Saba platform, also used inNorway. It manages learning across a network of suppliers, content providers,partners and users. The Saba system aims to improve their employability andenhance the competitive position of Scottish business.   www.saba.comlast_img

SEA teams up with Australia’s Daronmont Technologies

first_img View post tag: sea View post tag: Daronmont Technologies Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today SEA teams up with Daronmont Technologies for SEA 1000, SEA 5000 work View post tag: Royal Australian Navy SEA teams up with Daronmont Technologies for SEA 1000, SEA 5000 work November 15, 2018 UK defense contractor SEA announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian-defense company Daronmont Technologies to address Royal Australian Navy requirements outlined in the Future Submarine (SEA 1000) and Hunter-class Frigate (SEA 5000) programs.Daronmont Technologies specializes in the design, engineering, integration and support of complex high technology electronics and software-intensive systems.The MoU outlines initial activities which will see the establishment of a specialist cell at Daronmont’s facility in Adelaide next year that will be populated by SEA training & simulation capabilities.SEA says it would offer its open-architecture communication system and weapons launcher systems to meet Australia’s Future Submarine and Frigate requirements.“SEA’s objective is to bring the best of today’s technology to Australia to enable world-leading future naval combat and mission systems development,” said Steve Hill, managing director, SEA. “Our focus on the continual development of open sub-systems that can be applied to a range of Prime Contractor-developed platforms, is part of the reason why we are able to provide such market-leading capability.” Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img95, of Tinton Falls, formerly of Bayonne, passed away on April 12, 2017. Born in Davis, West Virginia, she was a Supervisor for the Maidenform Co. of Bayonne. Wife of the late John F. Matlosz. Mother of John Matlosz and his wife Cherith. Grandmother of Alyssa Ann and John Russell. Sister of Mary Jacobs, and late brothers Joseph, Charles and Anthony Lo Buono. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seabrook Village Scholarship fund c/o Ann Marie Matthews 3004 Essex Road Tinton Falls, NJ 07753. Funeral arrangements by ELY Funeral Home, 3316 State Hwy. 33, Neptune, NJ.last_img

Barton updates silo design

first_imgBarton Fabrications is promoting the use of its high-specification sugar and flour silos to bakeries in the UK.The silos can feature a penthouse design, where the top of the silo has a built-on enclosure an element that used to be much more popular before ATEX legislation came into force.”The use of explosion vents, required for ATEX compliance, meant that silo design and construction became more complex,” explained MD Mark Barton, speaking about the penthouse feature. “Because of our company’s robust silo design and construction, we have been able to produce an ATEX-compliant solution, which provides a duct for the explosion vent within the penthouse. This means that inspection or maintenance of the explosion vent or filter unit can be carried out within the safety of the penthouse.”Barton Fabrications said it believes it is the only manufacturer in Europe currently able to produce silos that incorporate a penthouse design and are ATEX-compliant.Barton added that the penthouses can be produced at little extra read more

Break Science and Members of The Disco Biscuits To Form New Supergroup

first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup:Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickShowcase Sets:RIPEOrgan FreemanArtists-At-Large:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (School of Rock)Elise Testone (American Idol)Supergroups:The All Brothers Band: Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, Alan Evans[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits: Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Marc Brownstein, Aron MagnerReed Mathis and Electric BeethovenJoe Russo, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, & Andy HessDRKWAV: John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & SkerikThe Nth Power Presents Earth, Wind & Power ft. Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Skerik, The Shady Horns, Farnell Newton, Danny SadownickJason Hann’s RhythmatronixA Tribute To J Dilla: Borahm Lee, Nate Edgar, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Stu BrooksTim Palmieri & Friends: Dan Edinbugh, Jen Durkin, Rob Somerville, Alan EvansNatalie Cressman Presents: Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Chris Bullock, Benny Rietveld, Samora PinderhughesThe Coomes Brothers Ft. Jesus Coomes, Tyler Coomes, Adam Smirnoff & The Shady HornsRoosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down Ft. Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, Adrian TramontanoManic Focus & FriendsMore information on Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here. This year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive features an incredible roster of over 50 performers, including members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more. The festival revealed the details behind the first unique collaboration to come out of this artist listing, as Break Science’s Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee are teaming up with The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner for a one-time-only collaboration called [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits.Says Brownstein of the project, “Playing with Adam and Borahm is a dream come true. These are two of the best musicians in the entire live and electronic music scene, and they have pushed the envelope to evolve the way people perceive what is possible to accomplish musically.”The show will be featured at the Brooklyn Comes Alive festival, set for October 22, 2016 in the heart of Williamsburg. The event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius.Merging together the worlds of electronic, hip-hop, psychedelic grooves and heavy jams, the once-in-a-lifetime [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits collaboration is not to be missed! Adds Deitch, “Marc and Aron went from playing the Wetlands in the 90s, to curating one of the biggest and coolest festivals in the world, Camp Bisco! They have always had one foot in the electronic sound, and one foot in the jam!”Tickets for Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here.last_img read more

Former Mundubbera Hospital transformed into a grand Queenslander home

first_imgA historical photograph of Mundubbera Hospital Source: FacebookThe sale of the iconic property comes as locals prepare to launch a book on the history of the hospital. The hospital after it was renamed in honour of its first doctor, Dr Stanley O’Reagan Source: Facebook One of the many bedroomsThere is also a family bathroom, two formal living and dining rooms and a huge kitchen and butlers pantry that flows out on to the rear, enclosed veranda. Massive million-acre kingdom for sale Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIconic Burum River home’s transformation00:37A FORMER hospital has been turned in to a grand Queenslander-style home with a whopping 1000 sqm of living space.Four times bigger than the average Aussie house, it has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is located on a sprawling 232 acres of prime rural land on the Burrum River, west of Maryborough on the Fraser Coast. MORE: Are these Australia’s cheapest blocks of land? The residence was moved to Burrun Heads in pieces and restoredThe book draws upon numerous stories from staff who worked at the hospital before it was decommissioned in 1999.After ending its service as a hospital, the buildings were sold off.Ms Crofts said the maternity ward was moved to Gayndah and transformed in to a home and the isolation ward, which was no longer required after the late 1970s, was moved to a nearby orchard.It is the main building, which is impressive to say the least, that is now on the market for $1.475 with Elders Real Estate — Toogoom and Northern Beaches. Judging by the photographs, and its location, producers and directors might also want to take a look.Ms Suidgeest said the house was moved in parts from Mundubbera by a previous owner, and had sat idle for some time until the current owner took on the work, even adding an additional wing.She said that while the listing had six bedrooms, it could easily be an eight or nine bedroom home.“It is enormous,” she said.A similar property in Sydney would likely cost well in excess of tens of millions of dollars, and that’s without any land.“It is a unique and amazing home,” Ms Suidgeest said. The sprawling building was moved to make way for the new hospital, which opened in 1999Freelance writer Susan Crofts is compiling the book on behalf of the Mundubbera Hospital Auxillary, which raises vital funds for equipment and other services.It will be launched to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the opening of the new hospital in 1999.“It (the original hospital) was built in 1923 and was originally known as the Mundubbera Memorial Hospital in honour of the returned soldiers,” Ms Crofts said.“It came about because the rail line was about to come through and a few of the local people saw a need for it, campaigned for it, raised funds for it.“It was later named after Dr Stanley Vincent O’Regan, who became its first medical superintendent.“He was in private practice before the hospital opened and it was renamed in his honour after he died in 1947.” The ‘multimillion-dollar’ home reno Many of the upstairs rooms also have French doors that open on to the verandas.Other features include a pool, town water, rainwater tanks and three dams, a double garage and a shed.center_img There is so much space on the lower levelUpstairs there are four more bedrooms including a master suite with a full ensuite and spa bath, walk-in robe, dressing room or nursery. Grand estates that will make you drool To find out more about the history of the house, the Mundubbera Hospital Auxillary will be hosting a book launch event on October 12 at the Mundubbera Bowls Club.An entire steer, a weekend getaway and a host of other prizes will also be auctioned off to raise funds for the local hospital. For more information visit the Mundubbera Hospital History Facebook page. Dr O’Regan with some of the nurses at the hospital Source: FacebookDue to the remote location of the hospital, medical staff treated every conceivable ailment and emergency, from birthing babies to the amputation of limbs.There was even an isolation ward for patients struck down by illness like polio and scarlet fever before the advent of vaccinations.“I explored Trove and found newspaper articles about horrific farm accidents, road accidents … they treated everything there,” Ms Crofts said. It is located a short drive from the boat ramp, beach and is about 17 minutes from Hervey Bay.Agent Alison Suidgeest said the residence felt like a step back in time.“The renovation has been superb … hundreds of thousands of dollars (worth),” she said.All of the original windows and doors have been refurbished, and a lot of the light fittings have come from historic Glebe House in Sydney.“It still has its original fireplaces. It is just beautiful.” Ms Suidgeest said they had already received some interest in the property due to the potential to subdivide the land.But there has also been interest from potential buyers looking to turn it in to a wellness retreat or a statement bed and breakfast, she said. The lower level has a self-contained apartment with its own entry that includes two large bedrooms, a period-era bathroom, an enormous games and living area, a kitchenette and dining area. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe poolDescribed as a “private oasis”, it has been fully renovated and rebuilt, with character features including polished timber floors, soaring ceilings, VJ walls, ornate cornices, pendant lighting, feature fire places, French doors and sweeping verandas still in place.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgPoliceidentified him as Jessie Berdida of Barangay Bayuyan, Estancia. ILOILO City – Asuspected drug pusher was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion,Estancia, Iloilo. The suspect wasdetained in the lockup cell of the Estancia police station, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PNcenter_img Berdida wascaught after he allegedly sold two sachets of suspected shabu to an undercoverofficer for P500 around 8 p.m. on Dec. 4. last_img

Toffees held by Bluebirds

first_img The Toffees pair are transfer targets for former boss David Moyes at Manchester United, but the Scot’s Goodison Park successor Roberto Martinez had no hesitation in including them at Cardiff City Stadium. There was no lack of commitment from the pair in a full-blooded contest, although Cardiff will unquestionably be the happier with the point after being penned back for long periods. Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines played 90 minutes as Everton picked up a goalless draw against a gritty Cardiff. Kevin Mirallas wasted two great Everton chances and David Marshall brilliantly saved a deflected Nikica Jelavic header, while the visitors were left scratching their heads at how they were not awarded a first-half penalty for Gary Medel’s rash challenge on Baines. Cardiff created little; skipper Craig Bellamy took too strong a touch when rounding Tim Howard, with the Everton goalkeeper also beating out a Peter Whittingham corner. There had been a spring in the step and a bite in the Cardiff challenges in the early exchanges as they looked to unsettle their visitors as they had Manchester City six days earlier. It made for an uncompromising opening and the first moment of any true quality only arrived when Steven Pienaar’s exquisite drag-back took three defenders out of the game, but Ross Barkley could not make the most of the chance. Corners had played a key part in Cardiff’s victory over City and they almost repeated the trick when Whittingham’s inswinger almost caught Howard off guard, but the American recovered just in time to bat the ball away. But Everton also proved dangerous at free-kicks, and Mirallas and Phil Jagielka ought to have done better from headed opportunities. Mirallas also glanced wastefully wide when picked out by Jelavic’s pint-point cross as Everton took a hold on proceedings. Fraizer Campbell, the two-goal hero against City, was a peripheral figure and he inadvertently botched what would have been Cardiff’s best chance as he controlled a through ball destined for Whittingham. The hosts were having to cope manfully with sustained pressure, with Medel excelling in midfield, but the Chile international was extremely fortunate not to concede a penalty on 42 minutes. The Bluebirds’ record signing brought down Baines as he charged into the area, but referee Anthony Taylor somehow only awarded a goal-kick. To compound Everton frustrations Marshall then made an incredible save to palm away Jelavic’s header after it had deflected off Ben Turner to leave him wrongfooted. Having been penned back for much of the first half, Cardiff opened the second stanza with greater attacking intent and were unfortunate that Kim Bo-kyung’s outwitting of Jagielka ended with his pull-back going behind his onrushing team-mates. At the other end Jelavic could only scoop over from Barkley’s weighted pass before Fellaini clashed with Campbell. The midfielder bundled the striker over as he advanced towards the Everton box and then appeared to lean his elbow into him as he got up, but no action was taken. Cardiff thought they may sneak a winner when Bellamy raced onto a Kim pass, but his touch as he rounded the advancing Howard took him too wide of goal. Mirallas then had a chance to redeem himself for his earlier misses as the impressive Barkley found him in the box, but he checked inside and the chance was lost to leave Martinez still awaiting his first win in charge. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth soccer coach Brian Higgins retires

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Ellsworth boys’ soccer coach Brian Higgins holds a plaque he received after notching his 500th win in 2011.FILE PHOTOELLSWORTH — Longtime Ellsworth boys’ soccer coach Brian Higgins announced his retirement from coaching soccer to the team on Tuesday.Higgins, who still plans to continue teaching and coaching tennis for Ellsworth High School, is leaving the position with a 566-103-45 record over his 42 years at the helm.“He’s left quite a legacy,” said EHS Principal Dan Clifford at Tuesday night’s Ellsworth School Board meeting.Higgins, a physical education teacher, came to EHS as a new graduate of Springfield College in 1974.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWhen he applied for a basketball coaching job, he was talked into coaching soccer, a new sport at EHS, despite the fact that he had never played the game.So began a coaching career that spanned more than four decades and saw Eagle boys’ teams win 18 Eastern Maine championships as well as four state titles — in 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1993.Over more than four decades, Higgins-coached teams never had a losing season, and he amassed far and away the most wins ever by a Maine soccer coach.“Brian developed one of the most incredible programs in the state of Maine,” said Ellsworth School Superintendent Dan Higgins, who played for him as a student at EHS. “It’s an amazing record.”Brian Higgins reached the 500-win milestone in 2011 and added 66 more wins through the end of the 2015 season.He learned to be a soccer coach mostly by doing it, attending clinics and picking the brains of other coaches along the way.Early on, he began conducting Bootin’ Eagle soccer clinics for youngsters from grade three and up, a practice that continued every summer through 2015.In 1989, Brian Higgins also organized a soccer exchange program that brought European players here and took Ellsworth players to Europe on alternating years.The program ended in the mid-1990s, but he continued to organize chaperoned Ellsworth Soccer Club trips abroad every other year.While Brian Higgins’ soccer achievements are of legendary proportions, he’s also been the high school’s tennis coach — for both boys’ and girls’ teams — since that sport was introduced in the early 1980s. And those teams, too, have won Eastern Maine and state titles over that time.“I’ve always said the players have made me,” said Brian Higgins back in 2004 after notching his 400th win. “I haven’t made the players. I want to give them all the credit. It’s always been fun to be around them.”Dan Higgins said every EHS student who played for Brian Higgins — Clifford said there were more than 500 over the years — received a medal for playing in an Eastern Maine championship game, either for being part of a team that won a regional title or that finished as runner-up.The superintendent called Brian Higgins a “great motivator of student athletes,” one who helped some students who might have otherwise dropped out of school stay in school instead and finish their studies.“He will certainly be missed on the soccer field,” said Dan Higgins.Additional reporting by Steve Fuller.center_img Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017last_img read more

Matt Kemp’s eighth-inning homer lifts Los Angeles Dodgers to NLDS win; Series tied 1-1

first_imgBy J.P. [email protected] @jphoornstra on TwitterZack Greinke threw 103 pitches Saturday and held the St. Louis Cardinals without a run. J.P. Howell threw four pitches and the Cardinals scored twice. Before you could say “bullpen issue,” Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.Matt Carpenter’s two-run home run off Howell in the eighth inning forged a 2-2 tie, before Kemp’s home run off right-hander Pat Neshek restored the Dodgers’ lead before the announced crowd of 54,599 at Dodger Stadium.The drama followed a fine effort by Greinke, who took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Greinke also collected two hits and scored a run against Cardinals counterpart Lance Lynn.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly bore his share of criticism for leaving Clayton Kershaw in for too long Friday in Game 1. The Cardinals had already scored three runs in the seventh inning when Carpenter belted a bases-clearing double against Kershaw. This time, Mattingly pulled Greinke before he threw a pitch in the eighth inning, when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sent in left-hander Oscar Taveras to pinch hit. Taveras singled off Howell, and Carpenter hit a two-run home run to left field — the third home run Howell has allowed in his last five appearances.Greinke allowed two hits in seven shutout innings, walking two batters and striking out seven.His fourth pitch of the game, a 94-mph fastball, hit Jon Jay in the foot. He walked Carpenter in the third inning. Otherwise he did not allow a baserunner until Kolten Wong doubled down the right-field line in the fifth inning.Lynn got through the first and second innings without allowing a run, but ran into trouble with the bottom of the Dodgers’ batting order in the third. It would be a recurring theme of Game 2.A.J. Ellis pounded a double off the wall in right-center field, causing Cardinals rookie Randal Grichuk to careen off the wall in vain pursuit. Ellis took a hard turn around second base but wisely put on the brakes for a double. Greinke followed with a soft single into right field, sending Ellis to third base.That brought up Dee Gordon, who was hitless in his first six at-bats of the series. Gordon grounded into an apparent double play, but Greinke was ruled safe at second base after the Dodgers challenged that Wong missed the tag on Greinke.Adrian Gonzalez’s single scored Greinke with the Dodgers’ second run.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more