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New organization on campus looks to bridge advising gap for Neeley students

New organization on campus looks to bridge advising gap for Neeley students

first_imgMaya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. TAGSadvisingNeeley Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Get to know the TCU admission counselors Twitter Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ + posts Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Twitter Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record Facebook ReddIt The navigators are located on the first floor of Tandy Hall outside of the Neeley professional development center. Early action option removed from admission process Linkedin printOne student organization is looking to help prepare students for life after college by offering tips and tricks on how to efficiently navigate the business world.The Neely Navigators, launched last month, plans to function as mentors and answer any questions these students may have.“Our ultimate goal this year is to be a premier program and resource within Neeley so everyone knows who the Neeley navigators are and what they do,” Neeley Navigators co-director Nick Guarino said. “We are really aiming for this program to be long-term.”The program was created after three juniors were assigned to complete an impact project on how to improve the TCU community.The three directors; Paul Freeman, Lindsey Thompson and Guarino said that after speaking with students in the Neeley School of Business, they discovered that the majority had issues with first-year advising.“We dove deep down and figured out we are all passionate about helping others and we wanted to give back to TCU,” Guarino said.Students said group advising failed to answer their questions and offered no personal connection with advisors.“As the number of students increases, we do not have enough resources to meet the demand,” Neeley School of Business Academic Advisor Kevin Mendez said.Currently there are five advisors in Neeley, and as a result, first-year students are advised in group sessions with one advisor per 30 students.“Based on personal experiences and talking with others on campus we wanted to create a program that helps make the first-year advising process easier, personal and available,” Freeman said.The navigators are stationed at the advising table to assist students with any questions they may have.Sixteen students were picked from a pool of 60 applicants to serve as navigators.The navigator’s team consists of students “with different backgrounds, different majors within Neeley, some that have spent time in the military and some that wanted to transfer but ended up loving TCU,” Guarino said.Mentoring first-year and sophomore students is a way for older students to form a sense of community with their peers, navigator Jon Adams said. Assistant Dean Lynn Muller is enthusiastic about the program because it eases the pain of academic advisors.“What excites me most about the program is that it allows other Neeley students to share information with first-year students and sophomores allowing the advising team to focus their time on actual academic advising,” Muller said.The Neeley Navigators program has navigators stationed outside of the Neeley professional development center Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m for any students who are interested in learning more. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Maya Bulger Previous articleMemo mania: what’s in all these declassified memos you’re hearing aboutNext articleVeterans Services starts new ‘Vet Talk’ program for feedback Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Buncrana Town Council told of the ‘dangers’ of water fluoridation

Buncrana Town Council told of the ‘dangers’ of water fluoridation

first_img Facebook Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – July 11, 2012 Previous articleThomas Elvin sentencing deferred for nine daysNext articleUlster Bank ordered to pay its own costs in Donegal repossession case News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Buncrana Town Council has been told that the fluoridation of water presents a very real risk to health, and could be part of the reason why incidents of cancer are higher in the republic than they are in the North.County Down based campaigner Walter Graham addressed members last evening, telling them that there is a growing groundswell of opposition to the process in Ireland. Two towns in the North had been fluoridated, but that stopped several years ago, and 98% of Europe has now rejected fluoride.Mr Graham said the Republic is the 2%, with all public water supplies here fluoridated.He says while this is a decision for national government, local councillors do have a role to play, and should be seeking a halt to fluoridation to allow for a proper national discussion Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Google+ Buncrana Town Council told of the ‘dangers’ of water fluoridationlast_img read more

Almost one-third of children in Strabane living below the breadline

Almost one-third of children in Strabane living below the breadline

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleKilmacrennan man sets lamb shearing record in New ZealandNext articleCourt hears that Gardai were surrounded by more than 100 clubbers in Gweedore News Highland Facebook News A Strabane Councillor says a realistic government strategy is needed to tackle child poverty and reduce deprivation among children in the town and its environs.Figures published this week by the End Child Poverty show the Strabane council area has one of the highest poverty rates in the North, at 31%, with only Derry and West Belfast returning higher percentages.Cllr Patsy Kelly says this means that almost one third of children in Strabane are living below the breadline, and that highlights the need for action……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/p.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost one-third of children in Strabane living below the breadline Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey center_img Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – January 11, 2012 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestlast_img read more

Letters

Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. LettersOn 4 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s lettersWrong to judge a book by its cover I am astonished that Aziz Corporation bothered to take the time to carry outits research on make-up (News, 27 November). Surely there are more importantissues. If there are directors who choose candidates on the basis of how their make-uplooks, then it is not surprising that British industry is in the state it is. I agree that appearance is important, and if interviewing you tend to have abetter first impression if someone is well turned out. I do not, however, wheninterviewing women analyse their make-up and cannot believe that anyprofessional HR or business person would do. Karen Parker (Make-up wearing) HR manager, Alloy Wheels International Gain from being family-friendly The Work and Parents Taskforce proposals (News, 27 November) recognise thecost to employers of losing valuable staff who want to be good parents as wellas contribute to the success of their organisation. The suggested framework will enable fathers, as well as mothers, to sit downwith their employers to find a workable solution to their request to changetheir hours. I hope this will challenge any existing assumptions aboutpart-time work and mean fewer cases end up at tribunal. As with any first step, there are limitations. Only parents of children undersix will benefit and anyone who has had to juggle childcare over the schoolholidays will know that working flexibly is an important issue to parents witholder children. Tribunals will not be able to question an employer’s decision,only the process that led to it. Of course, the best businesses already support family-friendly working, butthese recommendations provide a chance for the rest to catch up and reap therewards of a committed, motivated workforce. Julie Mellor Chairwoman, Equal Opportunities Commission Help needed to fulfil flexible duty I find it odd that parent lobby groups do not view the new duty on employersto consider parents’ requests to work flexibly as a victory. While it is true that employers will be able to refuse requests to workflexible hours on business grounds, they may have to go to tribunal to provethat they tried to meet an individual’s request. Some 60 per cent of firms that employ over 10 staff have some flexibleworking in place. Surely it would be better to offer some tailored support to those employerswho do not think they can offer flexible hours. An expert in flexible workingshould be made available – free of charge – to help small firms rather thanleaving them open to the fear of an employment tribunal. Stephanie James Policy adviser, British Chambers of Commerce CIPD welcomes new legislation The CIPD welcomes the recommendations of the Work and Parents Taskforce. Theemphasis is on workplace resolution of issues, so employers will have toseriously consider requests from parents of young children to work flexibly andwhen for business reasons they are unable to agree, they will be able torefuse. Provided employers follow proper procedures, their judgement will not bevulnerable to challenge in a tribunal. On these and other issues, the recommendations are closely in line with CIPDadvice. The institute accepts that adding further employment regulation can causeproblems, particularly for smaller firms. Given the Government’s commitment to legislate on flexible working, however,we feel the taskforce could hardly have done more to meet its remit ofidentifying a “light touch solution”. Mike Emmott Employee relations adviser, CIPD Comments are closed. last_img read more

RSL Falls To FC Dallas In Tucson

RSL Falls To FC Dallas In Tucson

first_img Written by RSL’s final preseason match is Saturday in Tucson against the Portland Timbers. Associated Press February 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local RSL Falls To FC Dallas In Tucson Tags: Mobile Mini Sun Cup/Real Salt Lake Sebastian Saucedo scored the lone goal for RSL in defeat.  A late penalty kick for FC Dallas was the difference in the game.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Tucson, AZ)  —  Real Salt Lake could not hold on to a one-goal lead in a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas yesterday in Tucson, Arizona.  last_img

Air bp and Neste to offer increased volume of sustainable aviation ‎fuel in Europe

Air bp and Neste to offer increased volume of sustainable aviation ‎fuel in Europe

first_img Air bp and Neste to offer aviation ‎fuel in Europe. (Credit: bp.) Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier and Neste, the world’s ‎largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), have signed an ‎agreement to offer an increased volume of sustainable aviation fuel to airport customers in ‎‎2020 and 2021. The volume is five times larger than that supplied by the businesses in ‎‎2019. Air bp will make the Neste-produced SAF available at selected airports in Europe, ‎with deliveries to airports including Stockholm (ARN) and Oslo (OSL) expected to begin in ‎the coming weeks.‎The increased supply of SAF comes in response to rising demand from existing and new ‎airline customers, as well as from Norway, where there is a mandate requiring 0.5% of all jet ‎fuel sold to be SAF. ‎Neste’s SAF is produced from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials. In its neat ‎form and over the lifecycle, it can reduce up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions compared ‎to conventional jet fuel. SAF undergoes the same quality tests as regular fossil jet fuel and ‎can be blended at up to 50% to fuel aircraft. Currently, SAF offers the only viable drop-in ‎alternative to fossil liquid fuels for powering commercial aircraft.‎‎“bp’s ambition is to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to ‎net zero. Air bp aims to support our customers and the wider aviation industry on their path ‎to meet their low carbon goals. We believe sustainable aviation fuel will play an important ‎role as the industry recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our ‎successful ongoing collaboration with Neste, we are pleased to be able to offer our ‎customers a substantially increased volume of SAF as they work towards reducing their ‎emissions”, says Martin Thomsen, Air bp’s chief executive officer.‎‎“The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic implications have not changed our ambition. ‎We remain fully committed to combating climate change by providing tangible, immediately ‎available solutions for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of flying in cooperation with ‎our partners. The use of sustainable aviation fuel will play a significant role in the industry’s ‎ongoing efforts in making air transportation fit for the climate and environmental challenges ‎it is facing. We are looking forward to continuing our close collaboration with Air bp and ‎jointly contributing to a more sustainable aviation”, says Thorsten Lange, Executive Vice ‎President, Renewable Aviation at Neste.‎Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel annual capacity is currently 100,000 tons. With their ‎Singapore refinery expansion on the way, and with possible additional investment into their ‎Rotterdam refinery, Neste will have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tons of SAF ‎annually by 2023.‎Air bp has supplied SAF since 2010 and, to date, has supplied more than 20 customers and ‎‎16 airports globally, including Norway’s Oslo Airport where it was the first to supply SAF ‎produced by Neste through the existing airport fueling infrastructure, in collaboration with ‎other industry stakeholders.‎‎In 2018, Air bp and Neste announced plans to explore and develop supply chain solutions ‎for delivering SAF to airports and airlines. As a next step in their collaboration, in April ‎‎2019 they jointly developed a viable supply chain solution for sustainable aviation fuel to the ‎Swedish market. This latest step in their cooperation will help to increase the availability of ‎SAF at various airports through making best use of Air bp’s and Neste’s expertise in the ‎fields of production, blending, supply and safe operations.‎ Source: Company Press Release Air bp and Neste announced plans to explore and develop supply chain solutions for delivering SAF to airports and airlineslast_img read more

Tenancy Deposit Service restores emails and phones after HQ fire

Tenancy Deposit Service restores emails and phones after HQ fire

first_imgThe Progression Center in Hemel Hempstead before the fire. Phone lines for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) have been reconnected following Wednesday night’s fire at its headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, the company has announced, and its email service has been reinstated too.“Phone lines have now been restored and we will continue to improve these services over the coming days,” a statement says.“All deposits remain protected, data is safe, and our website is operating as normal.”TDS has endured one of the worst nightmares any business can imagine; its office was gutted by a ‘major fire’ at its headquarters in the Maylands industrial estate north east of the town centre.As we reported, the blaze started during the late afternoon of Wednesday in the roof of the building (see right) and soon engulfed most of the block rented by TDS as huge flames leapt in to the air.A significant proportion of the building, which is within a complex called The Progression Centre, was severely damaged during the fire, which was put out by 8pm that night.The Mark Road site housed 89 members of staff including management, finance, IT and customer service teams for both TDS’ Insured and Custodial schemes. 19 adjudicators are based off-site.TDS says its business continuity plan swung into action as soon as the extent of the damage to is office was clear, and senior staff at the firm were working until at least 3am that night.As part of the continuity plan, staff have been working from sites around Hemel Hempstead and from Monday (January 14) staff will move in to local, interim office space. Longer-term solutions are being reviewed.Steve Harriott (left), Chief Executive of TDS, said: “It’s a credit to staff and the processes we have in place that this serious situation has in no way affected our operational ability to protect deposits. In fact, less that 24 hours after the building was evacuated, our average call response times were already back to our industry-beating levels at 28 seconds.“I’d like to thank our staff for the calm and professional way they reacted to the situation, the exceptional work of the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the wider industry, partners and stakeholders for the messages of support we’ve received.”TDS Tenancy Deposit Scheme fire January 11, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Tenancy Deposit Service restores emails and phones after HQ fire previous nextProducts & ServicesTenancy Deposit Service restores emails and phones after HQ fireCompany says it’s business as usual for its customers despite its office being severely damaged by Wednesday’s inferno.Nigel Lewis11th January 201901,152 Viewslast_img read more

Letting agency rents 26 properties in one month via virtual viewings

Letting agency rents 26 properties in one month via virtual viewings

first_imgHome » News » Letting agency rents 26 properties in one month via virtual viewings previous nextProptechLetting agency rents 26 properties in one month via virtual viewingsOakwood Homes in Kent says the properties were promoted via group online tours via proptech platform Gavl.Nigel Lewis3rd February 20210813 Views A letting agent in Kent is claiming to have let 26 properties in a month entirely via virtual viewings.Margate and Ramsgate-based Oakwood Homes didn’t do any physical viewings but used livestreaming platform Gavl instead.It says this has transformed its lettings business and won’t be returning to the pre-pandemic way of doing things when it normally arranged up to 20 viewings per property.Many agents have embraced virtual viewings, although some landlords and tenants might be sceptical that an online tour can replace in-person viewings.But Gavl believes these livestream viewings are the natural next step, as they reduce the pressure on landlords who only have to open up their home once, rather than carrying out a range of one-on-one virtual viewings with applicants who aren’t seriously interested.Virtual viewingsIts virtual viewings mean agents can showcase properties to large groups of applicants at the same time, creating a virtual open house viewing.These viewing events are interactive with an online chat function, so would-be tenants can ask agents questions about the property while they’re going on a virtual walk through.Each livestream event has its own dynamic live link that can be embedded on a website and portal listings, as well as promoted on social media. Agents then get a transcript as well as details of all the applicants who turned up.Joel Smith (pictured), CEO of Gavl, reckons it’s revolutionising the way agents market properties in the long-term.“Carrying out livestream viewings drastically reduces the number of physical viewings required per property and, as shown by Oakwood Homes, they can eliminate the need for them altogether in many circumstances,” he says.Read more: Is all the hype around virtual viewings true?Gavl virtual viewings Oakwood Homes joel smith February 3, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

FEI Orders Spanish Sunshine Tour to Cancel Immediately

FEI Orders Spanish Sunshine Tour to Cancel Immediately

first_imgThe FEI has today been informed that a second horse at the Spanish Sunshine Tour venue in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP) has been put into isolation after developing mild neurological signs and a slightly elevated temperature.As this is the second horse showing neurological signs of EHV-1 in Vejer, even though both horses are in the isolation stables two kilometres from the venue, the FEI has tonight advised the Organisers that the event is cancelled with immediate effect.Following a full risk analysis conducted by the Spanish Ministry (MAPA), the Organisers and the FEI on Wednesday, 4 March 2021, all parties had agreed that – exceptionally and in order to ensure an orderly and biosecure departure of horses – competition could continue until Sunday 7 March subject to a number of conditions. However, the FEI reserved the right to cancel the full event if the situation changed.The news of a second horse displaying neurological signs means that there is no choice now but to immediately shut down the competition in Vejer de la Frontera.The Spanish Veterinary Authorities will be onsite to prepare health certificates for departing horses.All the latest figures, information and news around the current EHV-1 outbreak in Europe are available here. Tags: FEI, EHV-1, Sunshine Tour, cancelled, Vejer de la Frontera, Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

UK: HMS Dragon Sets Sail on Her Maiden Deployment

UK: HMS Dragon Sets Sail on Her Maiden Deployment

first_imgThe UK Navy’s new Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dragon, has got her maiden deployment off with a bang after testing every weapon onboard.HMS Dragon sailed from Portsmouth late last month, and working with other navies, will help keep the seas safe by preventing maritime terrorism, countering piracy, hunting drug runners and deterring human trafficking.But in order to keep up this role carry out this role this ship’s company have tested all of their guns against large inflatable targets to ensure they are accurate.AB(EW) Andrew Bennett, 21, from Southampton, one of the minigun aimers, said: “It’s really good to train with such a powerful weapon system, I was an aimer on a Type 42 but this ship is really stable so the system is really effective.“This is my third deployment but the first time I’ve headed East, I’m really looking forward to seeing the sights and undertaking some Adventurous Training in between patrols.”Once the gunnery testing is complete the ship then undertakes damage control exercises to blow away the cobwebs of being alongside with a fire and flood exercise. This was then followed by a warfare exercise that provides a high degree of realism and develops the team in preparation for every eventuality.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 2, 2013; Image: Royal Navy April 2, 2013 View post tag: HMS View post tag: UK View post tag: Dragon View post tag: Deployment View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Her UK: HMS Dragon Sets Sail on Her Maiden Deployment Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: sail View post tag: Maiden Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Dragon Sets Sail on Her Maiden Deployment View post tag: sets View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more