Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article “As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director – Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.”Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer BrandingShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img

Multifamily giant Irving Langer pays off defaulted loan after selling properties

first_imgE&M Management Founder Irving Langer. (E&M, Getty)Irving Langer is breathing easier these days.The multifamily giant, who has been selling off properties outside New York City, has paid off a defaulted loan he used to leverage his 3,000-unit multifamily portfolio.Langer’s E&M Management recently retired the last $16 million of a $42 million loan from Churchill Real Estate that the investor had used to finance his equity stake in the 42-building portfolio.E&M defaulted on the loan last year, which left Langer vulnerable to a UCC foreclosure on his ownership stake in the portfolio. But after negotiating with the lender for more time and restructuring the loan, Langer sold properties in upstate New York, Miami and Texas and retired the debt.ADVERTISEMENT“We were able to work with him to give him more time to repay us,” Churchill founding partner Sorabh Maheshwari said.Langer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The multifamily owner was in the market last spring looking for a preferred equity investor to help refinance his position, but it appears that financing never materialized.Earlier this year E&M sold a portfolio of about 500 rental units in Kingston, New York, a modest city in the Hudson Valley where the company has a large presence.Langer also sold his Miami penthouse condo earlier this year at a loss.Contact Rich Bockmann Multifamily Market Email Address* Tags Full Name*center_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

Dixie State Football Releases 2021 Spring Schedule

first_imgNovember 5, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Releases 2021 Spring Schedule FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-While Dixie State University will be hosting the 2-A, 3-A, 4-A and 5-A Utah High School Activities Association football championship games later this month, the Trailblazers announced other football news Thursday.Dixie State’s football schedule, their first as a Division I institution, consists of the following dates and games:February 27 @ Tarleton StateMarch 6 @ New Mexico StateMarch 13 Tarleton State (the Trailblazers’ home opener)March 20 @ Kennesaw StateMarch 27 Fort LewisApril 3 New Mexico Highlands (Senior Day for the Trailblazers)The three Trailblazers home games will all be 7:00 pm MST/MDT kickoffs. Brad James Tags: Dixie State Football Written bylast_img read more

The sound of musical theatre

first_imgMary Lee Costa examines how the times have changed in the state of musical theatreWith two recent productions of Tennessee Williams’ plays, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and lesser-known works such as the The Laramie Project making it onto the Oxford stage, it seems our interest in the work of American playwrights is growing. Judging by the widespread grief of the British public following Arthur Miller’s death, we still take a lively interest in writers from across the herring pond.America’s most talked-about theatrical contribution has long been in the category of musical theatre. Both the Broadway and West End programmes suggest that the popularity of the musical remains unabated, and there is no shortage of big names eager to tackle them. Having recently returned from his round-the-world motorcycle tour, Ewan McGregor will assume the role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls this May. Last year, Oxford itself saw a revival of this acclaimed musical. However, many of the hit songs from Guys and Dolls, such as Luck Be A Lady, no longer enjoy such a high status. They are rarely still thought of as free-standing pieces of music.The American musical theatre of the 1920s and 1930s was strewn with music by some of the twentieth century’s greatest composers, such as Cole Porter, the Gershwin Brothers and Jerome Kern. At the time, it provided the popular music of its day, and many of the songs from this period have remained beloved favourites after the shows they were written for have been long forgotten. Hits such as Someone to Watch Over Me, Tea for Two and New York, New York still reach a wide audience today, while the musicals they featured in, such as On the Town, are almost entirely forgotten. Only a lucky few musicals of this era survive in performance.The songs from this pre-war period were usually considered far more important than the actual dialogue. This is aptly demonstrated by the fact that many of those that proved popular were used in a host of different plays. Such was their appeal that they were eventually recycled into fresh plots for Hollywood stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.In recent years, Broadway has featured less comic and more dramatic new musicals, such as The Scarlet Pimpernel alongside those with operatic scores, such as The Life. However, modern Broadway’s innate conservativism means that such innovations remain the exception, rather than the norm. For the most part songs tend to be remembered only as part of the musical itself, without being strong enough to stand alone.Few modern Broadway musicals have achieved long-lasting fame of the classic American plays. By the very nature of their performance, with the necessary presence of music and often dance, musicals do not have the same ability to survive as straight plays. The majority of Broadway musicals that are wellknown remain so because they have been adapted to film, as in the cases of The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady. It remains to be seen whether the wave of star-studded West End musicals will be enough to reverse this disappointing trend.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more

Eminent Corpus classicist and ex-Vice President dies at 92

first_imgFrancis Alfred Lepper,emeritus Fellow in Ancient History at CorpusChristi, has died aged 92. Lepperis remembered for his contribution to the study of the Ro­man emperor Trajanand also for his extensive involvement in College life. During his time atCorpus, Lepper served as dean, Senior Tutor, Senior Fellow and Vice President(1953-55, 1973-75, 1978-80).Hispublished works includes Trajan’s Column (1989) and Trajan’s Parthian War(1948). Lepper also wrote an Aristophanic play, The Bees, to celebrate Corpus’450th anniversary. As editor of the College journal The Pelican Record (1952and 1963), he famously wrote a ‘scholarly’ review of the Oxford telephone directory, follow­ing thestipulation to write on a book related to Corpus or the University.Lepperwas praised as an outstanding tutor and lecturer and, in the words of a formerstudent, knew “that lectures had to contain material not found in books”. Hiscommitment to his students extended beyond mere aca­demic rigour as he generouslyused his contacts as an ex-New College student to arrange regular reading weektrips to a chalet in the Alps.Healso always invited finalists to join him for a walk along the Thames the week before their exams. His en­thusiasm andsense of fun meant the phrase “Steady, Lepper!” was fondly attached to him byhis wife Elizabeth and his students.Heis remembered as a formidable member of the College who insisted on gowns intutorials and, on one occasion in the Fifties, his actions prompted students toburn an effigy of him after he allegedly hid behind the dustbins to catchlatecomers climbing over the walls. Theson of a Church of Ireland priest, he went to school in England before gaining a scholarship to studyClas­sics at New College in 1932. He was awarded a doublefirst and became a lecturer at Corpus in 1937 and Fellow in 1939. During thewar he worked in BletchleyPark analysing messagespassing between German Luftwaffe, the details of which have only emerged sincehis death because of his contin­ued allegiance to the Official Secrets Act. Hedied in his home in Trewol­lock, Cornwalland is survived by a son and daughter.Aspokesperson for Corpus ChristiCollege said of Lepper:“He was a dedicated scholar and a much loved tutor for many generations ofCorpus classicists.” A memorial service is planned to be held at Corpus on 28January.ARCHIVE: 5th week MT 2005last_img read more

Why Use Seat belts? Because They Save Lives!

first_img We’ve heard the excuses. They wrinkle my clothes. It doesn’t fit me right. If my car is on fire after a crash I don’t want to be trapped in a seatbelt. I wasn’t traveling that far. Troopers that have worked the road for even a short period of time can easily recount having heard these and similar excuses for not wearing a seatbelt. The truth is, there are no excuses.Within the last week Indiana State Police troopers have investigated two crashes, one in Marion County with five people that were ejected after a rollover crash and another crash in Knox County where two people were ejected.  In both of these crashes indications are seatbelts were not being used.According to America’s Health Rankings United Health Foundation, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children and adults aged 1 to 54 years in the United States. A total of 21,022 drivers and passengers died in 2014 the result of motor vehicle crashes and more than 2.3 million people were injured and treated in emergency departments. Over half of teens and adults who died in crashes in 2014 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent deaths and injuries in car crashes, helping to reduce injuries and deaths by approximately 50%.Information compiled by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute revealed that in 2015 there were 250 unrestrained passenger vehicle fatalities in Indiana. The number of unrestrained passenger fatalities in 2015 increased 31.6 percent from 2014. However, overall, there has been a 23.6 percent decrease in unrestrained passenger vehicle fatalities since 2006.In June 2015, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Law Enforcement Liaison conducted an observational seat belt survey to determine usage rates for drivers and passengers of all vehicles. Historically, seat belt usage rates of pickup truck occupants has been lower than cars; therefore, one of the ICJI’s primary focuses was targeting this class of occupants. Survey results found pickup truck occupant usage rates for 2015 at 83.1 percent, which is significantly lower than that of cars, which was 94.8 percent. However, truck seat belt usage rates increased 4 percent from 2014 to 2015.  This indicates efforts to increase truck seatbelt usage rates have had a positive effect.Indiana law requires all passengers in a moving vehicle be restrained in a seatbelt or child restraint system while the vehicle is in forward motion. Law enforcement can make a traffic stop if you are observed operating a motor vehicle in violation of this law.Please buckle-up every time, for every trip, long or short.“Seat belt usage is one of the simplest ways to enhance your safety and reduce injuries in the event of a crash” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “Trooper’s will aggressively enforce seatbelt usage to advance voluntary compliance and ensure the safety of Hoosier families.”To learn more about Indiana’s restraint laws visit the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute website at http://www.in.gov/cji/2383.htm.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

BakeMark UK put to the GI test

first_img“Consumers are starting to follow the principles of low-glycaemic index (GI) eating, cutting high-GI food intake in favour of low-GI foods that raise blood glucose more slowly to maintain constant energy levels,” says BakeMark UK’s (Wirral, Merseyside) trade marketing manager David Astles. “The message that carbohydrates are good for you is finally hitting home.”In response, BakeMark UK is putting its bread mixes to the test. Independent trials conducted at Oxford Brookes University in December 2005 on its Arkady Combicorn multigrain bread base mix returned a low-GI rating of 49. BakeMark UK’s head of bakery supplies Derek Kemp says: “Bakers looking for innovative ways to create new and healthy products should not be afraid to experiment by using products in new ways. “For example, our Holstein mix, a combination of eight different seeds and grains, is traditionally used as a topping. But customers have found that it also lends a good flavour, rich seeded texture and healthy high-fibre proposition to bread when added to the dough.”last_img read more

Italian style

first_imgThomas the Baker is launching a range of authentic Italian breads The Rustica using Italian flour imported from Rome.Rustica Classico combines fine Italian flour, extra virgin olive oil and malt flour; Rustica Formaggio uses Italian flour and fresh grated cheese; and Rustica Pomodoro is a blend of Italian flour and sun-dried tomatoes marinated in white wine vinegar, with oregano, capers and basil.The Helmsley-based company, which has a chain of 30 shops in Yorkshire, is also selling a range of Rustica loaves for home-baking, which are heated in the oven for just under six minutes.last_img

Pukka Pies reveals £7m factory investment

first_imgPukka Pies has invested £7m in its Leicestershire factory, as it continues with its UK expansion programme.The money has been spent on increasing its plant size, as well as state-of-the-art ‘green’ refrigeration plant, which will enable significant economies of scale to be achieved, said the firm.New materials storage areas, increased freezer and chilled despatch capacity and new distribution docks for vehicles have also been added to the site in Syston, which produces more than 60 million pies a year.Charnwood MP Stephen Dorrell attended the official opening on Friday 20 January, and alongside co-managing directors Tim and Andrew Storer, unveiled a commemorative plaque.The firm said the increased plant size means it is well placed to continue expanding its business in the UK, as well as offering improved working conditions for its 280 employees.Tim Storer said: “This is a very proud moment in the continued development and expansion of Pukka Pies. In challenging economic times, we have enjoyed excellent levels of growth and this new factory will enable us to continue our success story.”The new £2.2m refrigeration plant will enable annual energy savings of 225,000kwh and a service life reduction of 13,000 tonnes of C02. The firm is also working to divert all its waste away from landfill.last_img read more

Leaf Season Composting

first_imgLeaf season conjures up cooler days and aching muscles. But it doesn’t have to meanmountains of trash. Think of leaves as free mulch.”Why pay for pine straw when leaf mulch is free?” said Wayne McLaurin, ahorticulturist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”When the leaves fall, the easiest way to deal with them is to run over them withyour lawn mower,” he said. “Collect them in the bagger. Then place the ground-upleaves around your shrubbery, about three inches deep. The leaves will break down overtime and produce compost.”When your plants all have a leafy blanket tucked in around their toes, turn the rest ofyour leaves into a rich soil amendment by composting.”All backyard composting techniques use the natural activity of bacteria, fungiand other soil organisms,” McLaurin said. “This decomposes organic materials andreturns them to the soil. Compost is essential to healthy gardens and landscapes.”Gardeners have been composting in backyards for generations. But myths persist thatit’s unsanitary or hard to do.”Nothing could be further from the truth,” McLaurin said.”Backyard composting can be the most economical and environmental way to manageorganic materials from the landscape,” he said. “It’s not the solution fordiverting all household organic waste. But composting much organic material at home justmakes sense.”McLaurin ticks off six benefits of backyard composting: 6. Create markets for recycled materials. Once people learn the benefits of usingcompost in their gardens, they will also buy commercial compost.”Composting at home raises awareness of recycling and waste-reduction efforts,too,” McLaurin said. “It’s a great way to start people thinking about what’s intheir garbage. It’s a hands-on introduction to recycling processes.”Once people learn to deal with the organic part of their garbage,” he said,”they get active in other waste reduction and recycling activities.”To learn more about composting, call your county Extension Service agent. 2. Save money. Every pound of organic material composted at home is a pound thatwon’t have to be processed in a central composting facility. That saves the communitymoney.Residents who compost can save money on disposal, too. They also get a free soilamendment. And improving the health of their gardens trims maintenance costs.One survey showed that backyard composting programs cost an average of $12 per ton.That compares to $32 per ton for disposal, plus collection costs. Even centralizedcomposting costs $26 per ton, plus collection costs. 5. Build community pride. Many people feel helpless in the face of environmentaland social problems. Through backyard composting, they can contribute in a positive way.center_img 3. Improve soil and plant health and conserve water. Compost improves any soil. Itmakes soils better able to absorb and retain moisture. It cuts runoff, erosion andirrigation needs. It supplies and stores nutrients so plants need less fertilizer. And added fertilizerstays in the soil instead of running off into streams, lakes or oceans.”Plants seem to grow better with compost,” McLaurin said.4. Prevent harmful effects of leaf-burning. Burning leaves produces largeamounts of carbon monoxide and tiny particles. These particles may irritate some peopleand cause health problems. Composting is much healthier than leaf-burning. 1. Divert organic materials from landfill. More than 30 percent of current homepickup can be diverted from landfills by backyard composting. Keeping these materials athome prolongs the life of landfills. That protects the environment.last_img read more