World of Learning enables visitors to explore, understand and act upon the latest developments in L&D

first_img A much-anticipated event in the L&D calendar, the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 17 & 18 October 2017.Bringing together senior-level L&D professionals with industry leaders and technology, World of Learning combines a world-class conference boasting an exceptional line-up of L&D innovators and practitioners with an exhibition showcasing over 100 L&D solution and service providers.A range of interactive areas, including a Virtual Reality Suite, Technology Test Drive, and the timely Apprenticeship Zone ensure World of Learning is an essential event for L&D professionals.Keynote presentations from eminent names such as consultant, trainer and author Dr Fons Trompenaars, and Geoff Stead, Director of Digital at Cambridge English, Cambridge University, frame a conference tackling issues at the heart of L&D today and into the future.Opening the conference, Dr Fons Trompenaars will draw on his 25 years’ plus experience helping enterprises such as BP, Heineken and Philips as he shares unique insights with the World of Learning Conference audience on how workplace learning must and will evolve.Day two of the conference is opened by keynote speaker, Louise Brownhill, Chief Learning Officer at PwC, as she explores what defines a strong learning culture, while later in the day Ben Betts, CEO of HT2, will present a session on ‘Campaign learning: your strategy to deliver performance support’.Returning for his third year as Conference Chair is author and L&D expert Robin Hoyle. In his closing keynote presentation, Robin will examine what it takes to create an effective learning environment.Robin comments: “I’ve been involved in World of Learning for many years. My aim and the aim of the team who work tirelessly to bring this event to fruition, is to ensure pragmatic, evidence-based and practical lessons for the L&D professional.”The renowned conference runs in parallel with the free-to-attend World of Learning Exhibition where visitors can meet more than a hundred L&D providers. The exhibition also encompasses a comprehensive programme of free seminars and a range of interactive areas offering practical advice and real-time experience of tools and technologies.New for 2017, eLearning Studios (ELS) will be hosting the VR Suite within the exhibition, showcasing the very best examples of VR for skills and performance. An additional chance to get hands on with technology is offered at the Technology Test Drive, while Learning Design Live will be of interest to those involved in the design of learning technology.This conference of seven seminars will cover topics such as Designing digital learning for the post-SCORM world and Design hacks to drive learning culture.With the introduction this year of the Apprenticeship Levy, experts will be on hand in the Apprenticeship Zone to provide guidance on running an apprenticeship programme which delivers optimum results for business.Tracy Shah, Director at Venture Marketing Group, which hosts the show, summarises: “L&D professionals are under pressure not only to support their organisations with maximum effect in an environment of rapid change, but to do it visibly and measurably.“Bringing thought-leadership and the chance to experience best practice and technology together, World of Learning will empower visitors to explore, understand and act upon the latest developments in L&D so that they can deliver exactly the results demanded.”For more details and to book the World of Learning Exhibition 2017 visit or call 020 8394 5171.For the latest news and updates about the World of Learning 2017, read the World of Learning Blog at, follow the exhibition on Twitter at #WOL17, join the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition group on LinkedIn.The World of Learning 2017 is held in association with the British Institute for Learning & Development.• To book your place on the conference visit or call +44 (0)20 8394 5171• For more information on all aspects of the event please visit*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit for full details. Previous Article Next Article World of Learning enables visitors to explore, understand and act upon the latest developments in L&DOn 9 Oct 2017 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitelast_img read more

Former Delta High School Track Star Dallin Draper To Rejoin BYU Track & Field During Upcoming Season; Former North Sevier/Cedar Star Mayci Torgerson Joins Him

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-This week, Brigham Young University track and field announced their upcoming squad for the upcoming season whenever circumstances allow it to occur.While former Delta High School star sprinter Dallin Draper signed prior to his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, he will return in time for competition during the 2021 indoor track season, if such should occur.Therefore, he is listed among the “new signees” on the roster.Draper who is a multi-year 100 and 200-meter dash sprint champion in 3-A for Delta, ran a career-best 10.49 seconds in the 100-meter dash June 23, 2018 at the USATF Region 11 Junior Olympic Championships at Robison Track at Brigham Young University.His career-best time in the 200-meter dash is 20.96 seconds at the same meet. Among BYU’s other signees is former North Sevier High School multi-sport star athlete Mayci Torgerson.Torgerson, who has since moved to Cedar City and competed at Cedar City High School, won the 2019 Class 4-A state title in the high jump at the UHSAA State Track & Field championships at Robison Track.Additionally, while competing for the Wolves, Torgerson was a three-time 2-A UHSAA state champion in various events.The talented overall athlete was also a 2-time UHSAA 4-A girls basketball MVP for the Reds, leading them to back-to-back state titles. Brad James Written by July 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former Delta High School Track Star Dallin Draper To Rejoin BYU Track & Field During Upcoming Season; Former North Sevier/Cedar Star Mayci Torgerson Joins Him Tags: Dallin Draper/Mayci Torgersonlast_img read more

Supreme Court judgement backs estate agent in ground breaking contract battle

first_imgHome » News » Supreme Court judgement backs estate agent in ground breaking contract battle previous nextRegulation & LawSupreme Court judgement backs estate agent in ground breaking contract battleFive senior judges have thrown out an appeal by a developer who believed he didn’t have to pay an estate agent a £42,000 fee.Nigel Lewis15th February 20192 Comments4,856 Views The Supreme Court has backed an estate agent in a long-running battle over whether he should be paid for introducing a buyer who purchased seven flats for £2.1 million within a development in Hackney, London.The case hinges on whether a sales contract can be enforced when there is no written agreement or essential documents are missing, and will reassure estate agents that clients cannot refuse to pay them because a contract was agreed verbally.After a protracted court case, appeal and now second appeal, the judgement yesterday also clarified a problematic clause in the Estate Agents Act 1979. It requires that in order to enter into a sales contract, a vendor must be given certain information, but this clause has now been effectively unenforceable.Buyer introducedIn 2007 London developer Mr Wells asked local estate agent Mr Devani to help him find a buyer for the remaining unsold apartments within his development.Mr Devani subsequently introduced him to the Newlon Housing Trust, which bought them lock-stock for their asking prices.When Mr Devani then submitted a £42,000 invoice to Mr Wells for his work, who refused to pay, saying the terms of the contract had not been agreed including the fee level or the trigger point at which payment would become due.Mr Devani disagreed and has given evidence in court several times, claiming that he told Mr Wells his standard terms were 2% plus VAT during a phone call.The Court of Appeal allowed the contract to be enforced, but cut Mr Devani’s fee by 33%. Mr Wells then appealed to the Supreme High Court, which yesterday found in Mr Devani’s favour.Read the judgement in full.  The Supreme court estate agency act 1979 February 15, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsJustin Pearson, Property Liaisons of London Ltd Property Liaisons of London Ltd 15th February 2019 at 12:53 pmWell done to the agent for holding his nerve with this.Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 15th February 2019 at 9:28 amWhilst I always think it is correct that an agent is paid for introducing a buyer who completes on a property, unfortunately, if a court action results it still very much is down to what the judge has had for breakfast as to judgement.Especially, as many cases are settled at a lower court level, which means there is a patchwork approach to dealing with the matter.Over the years I think I received 95% of fees when resorting to the courtroom route, but as all will know, and this is a case in point, years can pass and often clients do not pay if they lose at court.ThoughtsLog in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Vice President-Elect Governor Mike Pence Signs Certification of Indiana’s Electors

first_imgMarks Historic Moment As The First Indiana Governor in 104 Years To Certify Electors Who Will Vote For Him As Vice President Of The United StatesIndianapolis – Today, Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence signed the certification of Indiana’s 11 electors who will cast their electoral votes for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on December 19. Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence is the first Indiana governor in 104 years to certify electors who will vote for him as vice president of the United States. In 1912, Indiana Governor Thomas R. Marshall, vice president-elect with Woodrow Wilson, certified the very electors that voted for him and Woodrow Wilson when the electoral college convened.The law requires the Governor to sign these documents in order to certify each of Indiana’s electors. Each governor is required by law to certify the electors from their respective state for each presidential election. Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office delivered the official, original copies for the Governor’s certification of the “duly elected (and now) appointed Electors for President and Vice President of the United States in and for the State of Indiana.” Governor Pence’s office has returned the signed documents to the Secretary of State’s office.Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence signing the Certificate of Ascertainment of Appointment of Presidential Electors. image002FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Espresso model joins CMC line-up

first_imgThe Coffee Machine Company has added a new espresso machine to its range. The company is the sole importer of Rancilio espresso machines and has now launched the Classe 6 Compact Tall model. The new machine is fully automatic with full 2-group functionality, and has been designed with coffee shops and takeaway outlets in mind.Operating from a 13-amp power source, it is 570mm wide, and has been designed with more headroom between the group heads and drip tray.List price: £2,950[]last_img read more

Local districts preparing for remote learning through end of school year

first_imgLocal school districts said they are preparing to utilize remote learning for the remainder of the school year, in the wake of new recommendations from Maine Department of Education.Districts in western Maine, including Regional School Unit 9, 73 and MSAD 58, closed their doors for in-classroom instruction on March 15. Schools have since launched remote learning initiatives, utilizing combinations of digital platforms and take-home packets, as well as nutrition programs designed to continue providing breakfasts and lunches for students.On Tuesday, Maine Commissioner of Education Pender Makin recommended that districts begin planning to replace in-classroom instruction with remote learning programs for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. While calling the recommendation a difficult one to make, Makin said it was based off U.S. Center for Disease Control and Maine CDC guidance in response to community transmission of COVID-19. In another statement issued Thursday, Makin said that she had announced her recommendation this week to provide families and schools with time to plan alternative end-of-year events.As of Thursday, the Maine Center for Disease Control was tracking 560 cumulative, confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state, including seven within Franklin County. One hundred and five Mainers have been hospitalized and 16 have died; another 202 have recovered. More than 11,600 negative tests have been conducted. Public health experts in the United States and much of the world have advocated social distancing as a way of limiting the speed the virus can spread, preventing healthcare infrastructure from becoming overwhelmed.“It is difficult to make such a recommendation, recognizing the profound challenge of reinventing public education and the many culminating events and rites of passage that educators and students anticipate all year long. I also realize that this recommendation will be difficult for families to hear, given the challenges of childcare and managing school expectations on top of the other significant impacts of this state and national emergency,” Makin said in Tuesday’s statement. “That said, I believe it is extremely important for school leaders to have as much information as possible in order to best prepare educators, students, and communities for a longer period of remote learning and to promote opportunities for redesigned celebrations and alternative ways to provide both continuity and closure.”Wednesday and Thursday, RSU 9, 73 and MSAD 58 indicated via letters that they intended to prepare to utilize remote learning programs for the remainder of the school year. The Rangeley Lakes Regional School, currently closed for classroom instruction through May 4, indicated on its Facebook page that it was aware of the DOE commissioner’s recommendation and would be meeting today on the issue.Also on Thursday, the Maine Principal’s Association announced the cancellation of the 2020 spring athletic season, following recommendations from the Governor’s Office, Maine CDC and DOE.“We understand the importance that these athletic and performing arts programs play in the lives of students, their families, and their communities, but also recognize that these education-based activities are a part of the overall educational experience and at this time of uncertainty to adhere with the recommendations of staying at home, maintaining social distancing, and avoiding face-to-face instruction and large group gatherings, is crucial for us to persevere,” the MPA said in a statement posted to their website Thursday.last_img read more

A baby box aims to save infant and maternal lives

first_imgUnder a new student-led nonprofit aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality in South Asia, expectant mothers would receive a free box full of newborn essentials like baby clothes, diapers, and wipes, as well as health-related items such as a clean delivery kit and oral rehydration salts. The caveat: Women would only get the box—which doubles as a portable basket in which babies can sleep or play—if they agree to a prenatal checkup.The “Barakat Bundle” project (“Barakat” means “blessing” in several languages), based on a similar box developed in Finland decades earlier, has had an award-winning start. In April, Barakat Bundle took home the $25,000 prize for runner-up in the social enterprise track at the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, and was also chosen crowd favorite. Barakat Bundle is also a 2015 finalist at MassChallenge, one of the world’s largest accelerator programs for startups.Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health doctoral student Karima Ladhani, S.M. ’13, developed the project last spring in Harvard Chan Professor Gordon Bloom’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab for US & Global Health course. Distributed at first only to those with financial need, the box is now offered to all expectant mothers and is credited with helping reduce infant mortality in Finland from 65 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1938 to 2 deaths per 1,000 in 2013. Read Full Storylast_img read more

US Embassy Provides $6 Million for Emergency Ops Centers in Grenada, Carriacou

first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown November 12, 2020 On October 19, U.S. Ambassador to Grenada Linda Taglialatela joined Grenadian Minister of Finance Gregory Bowen, Minister of State with responsibility for Disaster Management Winston Garraway, and Permanent Secretary Rhonda Jones to commission a new emergency operations center and warehouse in Morne Jaloux.This center will serve as the headquarters for the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA), which coordinates Grenada’s emergency planning, training, response, and recovery efforts for natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Project is providing $3.9 million for the construction of this center and $2.7 million for a similar project in Carriacou. Both projects are expected to be completed by March 2021.“Normally, I would have the privilege of digging the first shovel full of dirt to mark the beginning of construction, but clearly it is well underway!” the ambassador told the audience at an outdoor ceremony, which included Morne Jaloux constituents. “The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed my travel here, but I am extremely pleased to see the progress of this facility thus far, and I look forward to returning to Grenada in March to officially hand over the Emergency Operations Center and Disaster Relief Warehouse to the National Disaster Management Agency.”Minister Bowen expressed his gratitude for the upgrade to Grenada’s emergency preparedness. “What we have here will give us the opportunity for men and women to remain in this facility and man our recovery after a disaster,” he said. “Everything will be located in this facility.” Minister Garraway continued, “This is a dream we’ve had for a very long time.” He called the project “a gift to the people of Grenada and Carriacou — demonstrating the true friendship between the U.S. government and Grenada.” Garraway added that the center will reinforce collaboration between national, regional, and global partners, which will integrate Grenada into an “international network of preparedness.”The U.S. government previously funded the construction of two smaller emergency operations centers in both mainland Grenada and Petite Martinique. This most recent investment strengthens the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership, a collaborative effort launched in 2019 to build regional disaster response capacity and support strong Caribbean communities.last_img read more

Germany, UK Anti-ISIS Vote Highlights Congress’ Inaction

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]G[/dropcap]ermany on Thursday joined a growing list of nations to approve military support against the self-declared Islamic State in the wake of high-profile attacks outside Syria. Germany’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a non-combat measure that would send reconnaissance jets and personnel to buttress France’s own war against the Islamic State, also know as ISIS or ISIL. The vote came on the same day the United Kingdom carried out its first air strikes against the apocalyptic militant group after its own parliament one day earlier approved the bombing campaign during a contentious debate on whether or not to get involved. Both Germany and the UK decided to act in response to the vicious assault in Paris that left 130 dead three weeks ago.The two nations join Russia and France as countries that have given their respective armed forces some measure of authority to get involved in the conflict. In the case with Russia, however, President Vladimir Putin has been accused of targeting rebels seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al Assad in order to prop up the embattled president’s regime. Meanwhile, after more than a year of combating the bloodthirsty terror organization through an intense air bombing campaign, the United States Congress—the only government branch authorized to approve war—has yet to even hold a vote on the country’s ongoing war against ISIS. Critics charge that Congress has largely abdicated its duty, even as elected officials and presidential candidates call for a more forceful response against ISIS. The lack of war authorization hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from targeting ISIS in both Syria and Iraq. The White House is currently relying on war authorization from 2001 and 2002, both implemented in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, to justify bombing ISIS positions. Aside from this campaign, the White House announced in October that it would deploy several dozen US Special Forces to advise moderate forces fighting ISIS. Civil liberties groups have argued that the authorization to use military force (AUMF) from 2001 and 2002 are both overbroad and outdated. The former was authorized under President George W. Bush to use force against those responsible for 9/11, meaning al Qaeda. ISIS did not exist at the time, and although it was borne out of al Qaeda, it was disavowed last year by the terrorist organization. And the 2002 AUMF approved use of force against Iraq. After the White House announced deployment of US Special Forces, several members of Congress said it was time to officially authorize war against ISIS. The White House in February proposed its own version that would authorize a three-year offensive against ISIS and any “associated forces” or “closely-related successor.” It would also sunset the 2002 AUMF. But Congress has yet to hold a vote on its merits. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Ca), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, who proposed his own AUMF last January, tried to force Congress to debate war authorization as part of an amendment to a defense appropriations bill in June, but it was rejected. Schiff has been one of the most outspoken critics of Congress’ inaction on the issue. “I applaud Prime Minister Cameron for urging his nation to join the fight against ISIS in Syria by providing British bombers to attack the terror organization’s targets,” Schiff told the Press in a statement Friday through a spokesman. “And the British Parliament deserves credit for doing something the US Congress has yet to undertake, and that is, allow a full debate and vote on the war effort. British air support in Syria would add an important new contribution to defeating ISIS and ending its stranglehold on the people of Iraq and Syria.” Locally, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, believes “We should go all out but do not need authorization,” his spokesman said in an email. Although the Obama administration has stated it believes it currently has proper authorization to justify its war on ISIS, it still sought a vote from Congress to ostensibly demonstrate a united front. During an address to the nation Sunday night, Obama reiterated his desire for Congress to act. “If Congress believes, as I do, that we are at war with ISIL, it should go ahead and vote to authorize the continued use of military force against these terrorists,” Obama told America, four days after 14 people were killed in an ISIS-inspired shooting in Southern California. “For over a year, I have ordered our military to take thousands of airstrikes against ISIL targets. I think it’s time for Congress to vote to demonstrate that the American people are united, and committed, to this fight.” Schiff has taken the position that if US officials are willing to tell service members to go to war, that Congress should at least be able to hold a vote. “If this is worth fighting ISIS, and I believe it is,” Schiff said on the House floor back in June, “it’s worth having Congress do its job.”last_img read more

Former Sunrise Terrace Community Center torn down after 60 years

first_imgHe also says they wanted to salvage the building but that was too costly. Town of Dickinson Supervisor Michael Marinaccio says the center was built around 60 years ago and had to be demolished because the back of the building was deteriorating. He says it was considered dangerous to be in. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Former Sunrise Terrace Community Center in the town of Dickinson was torn down Monday morning.center_img Marinaccio says they hope to turn the location of building into a park for local families to enjoy.last_img read more