Online candidates ‘more likely to make shortlist’

first_imgOnline candidates ‘more likely to make shortlist’On 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Candidates applying to the BBC through the Internet are of a higher qualitythan other applicants and are being shortlisted more often, according to thefirm’s head of online recruitment. John Clark told delegates that although the split between paper and onlineapplications was even, the corporation was shortlisting slightly morecandidates who applied via the web. “We now get around 50 per cent of our responses from the internet, andit also offersa slightly higher quality candidate than from paperapplications,” he said. He claimed online candidates tend to be more suitable because it is possibleto give more detail about job positions on the web and adverts are bigger. Clarke said the ability to attract good-quality applications at the BBC wasvital because it recruits just 6,000 to 7,000 new staff every year from morethan 100,000 applications. “It’s almost 95 per cent wastage so the BBCvalues the quality and not quantity of applications,” he said. Clarke told delegates that the BBC is advertising more in publications thathave a wide ethnic readership because it needs to improve the proportion of itsmanagers from ethnic minorities, which currently stands at only 2 per centcompared to an overall ethnic population of 8 per cent throughout theorganisation. “It means we have a lot of ethnic cleaners and caterers but not manymanagers and that’s not good enough. We want the BBC to reflect the diversityof the overall license-paying public,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Central volcanoes as sources for the Antarctic Peninsula Volcanic Group

first_imgFrom at least the Early Jurassic to the Miocene, eastward subduction of oceanic crust took place beneath the Antarctic Peninsula. Magmatism associated with the subduction generated a N-S linear belt of volcanic rocks known as the Antarctic Peninsula Volcanic Group (APVG), and which erosion has now exposed at about the plutonic/volcanic interface. Large central volcanoes from the APVG are described here for the first time. The structures are situated in north-west Palmer Land within the main Mesozoic magmatic arc. One centre, Zonda Towers, is recognized by the presence of a 160 m thick silicic ignimbrite, containing accidental lava blocks up to 25 m in diameter. This megabreccia is interpreted as a caldera-fill deposit which formed by land sliding of steep caldera walls during ignimbrite eruption and deposition. A larger centre, Mount Edgell-Wright Spires, is dominated by coarse-grained debris flow deposits and silicic ignimbrites which, with minor lavas and fine-grained tuffs, form a volcanic succession some 1.5 km thick. Basic intermediate and silicic sills c. 50 m thick intrude the succession. A central gabbro-granite intrusion is interpreted to be a high-level magma chamber of the Mount Edgell volcano.last_img read more

Foxtons buddies up to BidX1

first_imgBidX1, the online auction specialist, has doubled its UK sales year-on-year, with £108m-worth of property sold in 2020, up from £52m in 2019. BidX1’s success rates have also seen a jump, increasing from 76 per cent in 2019 to 90 per cent last year. The firm recorded 6,980 bids on UK property in 2020, resulting in the sale of more than 320 assets, with bidder numbers increasing by more than 200 per cent.We’re looking forward to building relationships with estate agencies.BidX1’s partnership with Foxtons accounted for more than a quarter of the total raised in 2020. In September, the two firms announced a strategic partnership, and the collaboration has seen 65 joint sales to date, at a sales value of £27.1m.Among the highlights, a three bedroom lower-ground floor flat within an elegant building at Montagu Square in Marylebone – held leasehold but benefitting from a share of the freehold – was sold for £1.05m in August. Oliver Childs, Head of Commercial Auctions at BidX1 UK, commented, “From a technology perspective, we have the benefit of maturity. As digital specialists, we are uniquely placed to complement the expertise and experience of market-leading firms like Foxtons. We’re looking forward to building relationships with real estate agencies in other parts of the UK in 2021.” Oliver Childs online auctions auction BidX1 Foxtons March 1, 2021Jenny van BredaWhat’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 » Auctions news » Foxtons buddies up to BidX1 previous nextAuctions newsFoxtons buddies up to BidX1The Negotiator1st March 2021026 Viewslast_img read more

Oxbridge funding slashed by £10 million

first_imgConcerns have been raised about the status of the unique Oxbridge tutorial system following news that around £10 million will be withdrawn from government funding to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.In a document addressed to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Oxford University has reportedly said that it will have little choice but to slim down provision for teaching unless an alternative source of income is found.The proposed cuts would affect funds allocated for the upkeep of Oxbridge’s historic buildings, and the University warns it would have to divert resources to fill the gap.David Palfreyman, the bursar of New College, Oxford, and the director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, expressed concern at the difficulties less wealthy colleges could face in maintaining the prestigious tutorial system. “We are a relatively rich college and we will do our damnedest to keep it going but I don’t know how poorer colleges are going to struggle through.”Commenting on the challenges facing Oxford, a University spokesperson denied that the tutorial system is to be scrapped. However, they pointed out, “Current public funding only covers about 50% of Oxford’s undergraduate teaching costs. The more cuts we face in government funding, the more acute this problem becomes.“We are doing all we can to help ourselves, particularly through our large fundraising campaign, where we are asking friends and alumni to help us maintain Oxford’s standards of excellence.”The University is not alone in facing fiscal difficulties. The University and College Union has suggested that more that 5,000 jobs are at risk nationwide as the government reduces its Higher Education budget by £180 million.However, some have argued that it is disproportionate that Oxbridge should be hit by £10 million of this cut.Oxford University is still engaged in consultations with the HEFCE.last_img read more

Firefighters Rescue Six Trapped in Burning Home

first_imgOcean City firefighters answered a 1:40 a.m. call on Sunday to find heavy fire and smoke on the first floor of a home at 913 St. Charles Place.Firefighters rescued five from a third-floor deck.Smoke detectors were activated, and residents of the first and second floors, and some children staying on the third floor managed to escape the building unharmed. But six adults on the third floor had to retreat when they found the stairs blocked by fire and smoke, according to Deputy Chief Bill Bowman.Firefighters found them trapped on a third-floor deck, and five were rescued with ladders. They stayed with an elderly woman until a safe indoor escape could be made.The fire had broken windows and started to climb up the siding, and the six were transported to Shore Medical Center as a precaution after inhaling smoke and feeling the heat of the fire.One firefighter was injured and received six stitches for a cut suffered in handling equipment, Bowman said.Firefighters controlled the blaze and limited it to the first floor, but the rest of the building suffered smoke and water damage.One cat was found alive in the home. Four others are presumed to have escaped, but owners were still looking for them last night.The fire started on the first floor, and the cause is still under investigation. It is not believed to be suspicious or related to fireworks, Bowman said.The property is adjacent to Brown’s Restaurant on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Tax records list the property owners as Gianfranco and Valentina Chiarelli of Bridgeton.It’s not immediately clear where the displaced residents took shelter after the fire. Some were at the firehouse.__________Sign up for for free breaking news alerts from OCNJ Daily A home at 913 St. Charles Place suffered extensive damage in a fire early on July 5. A home at 913 St. Charles Place suffered extensive damage in a fire early on July 5.last_img read more

Wholesale success for fine food firm Lewis & Cooper

first_imgFine food retailer Lewis & Cooper’s move into wholesale looks to be paying off after its fruit cakes and biscuits were listed at 11 National Trust shops and retailer Lakeland ordered 11,000 of its plum puddings.The Northallerton-based shop, famous for its plum puddings and fruit cakes, launched its wholesale business in October, targeting delis, farm shops, restaurants and cafés. The firm has now gained a listing for its fruit cakes, along with its biscuits made by a baker in South Yorkshire, in 11 National Trust shops, including high street stores in York and Skipton.It will supply Lakeland, which has 41 stores across the country and a large online business, with 6,000 of its 450g vegetarian plum puddings and 5,000 of the 220g gluten-free varieties.last_img read more

M&S enjoys Q1 food sales increase

first_imgMarks & Spencer has seen food sales rise in its first quarter, while it remains on track to open 90 new Simply Food stores this year.The food business saw like-for-like sales up 0.3% and total sales up 3.2% for the 13 weeks to 27 June 2015.The company praised the launch of 700 new lines, including the new Taste of the British Isles range, which has boosted trade for a number of independent bakery companies.It also remains confident that it will open 90 Simply Food convenience stores this year, and has seen good performance in stores opened to date.Marc Bolland, chief executive, said: “We continue to make progress against our key priorities. Our Food business did very well in a difficult market. In General Merchandise, sales were broadly level on last year and we are on track to deliver the planned increase in gross margin. M& performance was very strong, with customers appreciating all the improvements to our website.”Half-year results for the company will be announced on 4 November 2015.last_img read more

Innovation is the key to success, says new report

first_imgA new bakery and pastry report from Catalyst Corporate Finance has found that the fastest-growing brands specialise in healthier baked goods using high-quality ingredients.It is these brands, the report said, that meet demand for innovation in the free-from and food on-the-go categories. It said: “Large corporations are changing their products to match these trends, and are using acquisitions to access market leaders and accelerate growth in market share.”Major emerging market players are targeting leading brands in mature markets, according to the report. “Major emerging markets, bakery manufacturers and brand owners which dominate their domestic markets are making strategic acquisitions of the market leaders, and often iconic brands, in more mature and sophisticated markets.”It added: “Acquiring these brands enables diversification and gives these players access to stable cash flows and further growth opportunities.”Strategic acquirers are willing to pay high multiples, often in excess of 12x ebitda, it went on to say, to leverage new technologies, access new markets, grow product portfolios and expand addressable market size.In terms of private equity, it said that it was attracted to smaller, innovative manufacturers that have “shown they can build loyalty, achieve high levels of product development and gain significant market share”.Asian developmentsIt also found that rising disposable incomes, urbanisation and the demand for western-style diets are supporting the growth in sales of baked goods and pastries in particular. “China is set to become the second-largest baked goods market globally by 2020,” it said, “with pastries the most popular segment. These markets are attractive to major corporations which see the potential for significant sales growth.”last_img read more

PREEMO PRIMER: DJ Premier & The Badder Band Will Bring Hip Hop Heritage To Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_imgLegendary hip hop producer DJ Premier has crafted a timeless catalog that stretches across the genre. A trendsetter with an easily discernible sound, his patented brand of hard-knock drums and syncopated stab-n-scratches have been steadily coming correct for the better part of three decades. Known best as one-half of Gang Starr the seminal duo with the late emcee Guru, Premier’s body of work as a producer for a veritable who’s-who of hip-hop royalty cemented his reign as one of the creators of the New York hip hop sound. He might have been born in Texas, but no other producer is more synonymous with New York’s celebrated reign atop the golden era of hip hop than that of DJ Premier.Starting in 2015, the man they call “Preemo” embarked on a new kind of project in the live music realm, forming a five-piece ensemble called The BADDER Band. This brood of instrumental bullies helps the venerable DJ re-create his iconic discography as a live concert experience. Each set they play is an award tour through thirty years of boom-bap bliss. The BADDER Band is made up of bassist Brady Watt, Lenny “The Ox” Reece on drums, horns/keyboardist  Takua Kuroda, trombonist Mark Williams, and the bandleader, DJ Premier himself, on live production. After first touring Japan, and later releasing their first official record and video, “BPATTER,” Premier took the group on a 16-city trek across North America, dubbed the BADDER Band Tour. Now Preem is bringing the group home to Crooklyn for a late-night get-down at this weekend’s Brooklyn Come Alive.  Watch the video for DJ Premier & The BADDER Band’s “BPATTER” below (via DJ Premier‘s YouTube page):“My addiction is turntables, drum machines, guitars, amps, and a lot of speakers,” Premier stated in a press release last Spring. “I have fun doing a whole bunch of different styles with my band, because they fall into place so well, with everything that we’ve brought into the picture, no matter what it is.”Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces ‘After Midnight’ Tickets For DJ Premier, Crystal Method, BrowniePreem’s live band’s shows have made an impact on some of the most well-respected modern day hip hop/funk/soul tastemakers. After DJ Premier & The BADDER Band brought their beats to Denver, Lettuce/Break Science drummer/producer Adam Deitch proactively reached out to comment on the show, beyond impressed with the group and their fresh presentation of Preemo’s untouchable catalogue.“DJ Premier is the epitome of Real Hip Hop,” Deitch raves, “From his work with Gang Starr to KRS One to NAS and Biggie, he is the architect of the NY hip hop sound. Hearing his band play his original tracks so well, anchored by drummer Lenny ‘the Ox’ Reece, their set at Brooklyn Comes Alive is a can’t miss situation for any true beat-heads and golden-era aficionados.”Hovering above the clouds and strolling down memory lane, ever the veteran OG, Premier knows that the mass appeal remains hard to earn. When his BADDER crew takes the stage to represent, with militia-like discipline and a New York state of mind, they kick in the door, and mos’ definitely take it personal. New York, ya out there? My advice to you is to step in the arena when Crooklyn Comes Alive, because although DJ Premier is royalty and still boasts the skills, he will not be puttin’ in work forever. In anticipation of Brooklyn Comes Alive, here is Live For Live Music‘s Brooklyn Comes Alive “PREEMO PRIMER”–a brief selection of just some of DJ Premier’s finest cutting-edge work over the years, from the likes of Gang Starr, Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Jeru the Damaja, D’angelo, and Christina Aguilera. We also included a Best-Of mixtape (above) so you can bump the beats blended together and get stoked for the BADDER Band. If this list appears like a hip-hop Hall of Fame, that’s because it is. You know Preemo’s steez…BCA PREEMO PRIMER: Gang Starr Tracks BCA PREEMO PRIMER: Classic DJ Premier Production Credits words: B.Getzlast_img read more

Rectors’ pets call residence halls home

first_imgAlthough animal-loving students may suffer when they leave pets behind and come to Notre Dame, residents of some dorms can still interact with the furry friends belonging to their rectors. New rules instated in the last decade prohibited pets in residence halls, so pets already living with their rector owners in the dorms were “grandfathered in” as residents of their respective halls, Farley Hall rector Sr. Carrine Etheridge said. Etheridge unexpectedly became the owner of Farley, a Pekingese mix, about 10 years ago. “Farley was a stray, and security brought her to my attention on a bitter, cold night in December,” Etheridge said. “She would have frozen to death, but she’s been living here ever since, and it’s been a lot of fun having her.” For the past 10 years, residents of Fisher Hall have become accustomed to the mellow, friendly basset hound named Ellie, who belongs to Fisher Hall rector Fr. Rob Moss. “She’s kind of a fixture,” Moss said. “She was my mother’s dog, and I probably won’t have another one in the future, but I don’t think she’s moving anywhere.” Fisher Hall residents christened Ellie as the dorm’s unofficial mascot, and she often attracts crowds during dances and parties in the hall, Moss said. “There’s one chair in the main lobby that I let her sit on, so it’s pretty much her throne,” Moss said. “She’s so friendly that she practically flirts with some students, and she puts up a little fuss if the assistant rectors don’t pet her.” Ryan Hall rector Breyan Tornifolio has enjoyed the companionship of Ella, a cocker spaniel-springer spaniel mix, since she arrived at Notre Dame five years ago. “Ella is a great companion to have,” Tornifolio said. “The women like having her around, and it’s nice having her there when I get back from a meeting or while I’m in my room.” Etheridge, Moss and Tornifolio all said their dogs comfort homesick students and help them deal with difficult situations, such as the loss of a family member or illness. “Farley is very sensitive and will sit by a girl who is in trouble or in need of help,” Etheridge said. “She’s particularly good with girls who have broken up with their boyfriends, but she’s heard everything and she never breaks her confidence.” Similarly, Tornifolio said she encourages her residents to feel comfortable around Ella and to confide in her because she is “the best secret keeper there is.” Sr. Sue Dunn, who resides in Cavanaugh Hall, said her dog Leo is a substitute for Cavanaugh women who miss their own animals at home, she said. “He came through when I had to break hard news to residents in the hall,” she said. In addition to supporting students through trying experiences, residence hall dogs often receive a great deal of attention and special treatment, including walks and treats from students. This Christmas, Tornifolio said Ella even received a gift from one Ryan resident’s mother. Moss also said one Fisher student carved a wooden picture frame for Ellie a few years ago, and Ellie often rides the elevator and goes on rounds with security guards. Etheridge said the women of Farley enjoy dressing their dog in costumes for every occasion, including dances and football weekends, and Farley knows which students keep dog treats in their rooms. “We put her in a black taffeta dress for dances, and she wears either a football jersey or cheerleading costume to pep rallies, which people love to see,” Etheridge said. “Once, we had a luau, so some girls made her a grass skirt and used walnuts instead of coconuts for her top. We have a lot of fun with her.” Although allergies to dogs present a point of concern, only Moss ran into issues with allergic students in the past, but this problem was resolved when the student moved from the first floor to an upper floor, and no problems have occurred since. Despite the responsibilities of having a pet in a residence hall, the rectors unanimously agreed their pets make life in their halls more lively and interesting. Tornifolio said she “couldn’t imagine Ryan Hall without a dog.” Other dog owners living on campus include Fr. Austin Collins, resident of Dillon Hall and owner of an Irish setter named Big Red. “It’s just fun having a dog,” Etheridge said.last_img read more

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