The challenge of authenticating real humans in a digital world

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By Jungwoo Ryoo, and first published by theconversation.comProving identity is a routine part of modern daily life. Many people must show a driver’s license to buy alcohol at a store, flash an ID card to security guards at work, enter passwords and passcodes to retrieve email and other private information, and answer security validation questions when calling banks or credit card companies for customer service.Authentication is also getting easier for people: Take the iPhone, for example. Unlocking the early versions required a multi-digit passcode. Then Apple introduced Touch ID, which would unlock the phone with a fingerprint reader. The latest version, just out, is the iPhone X, which can use its camera to perform facial recognition to authenticate a user.As a software security researcher looking at authentication technologies for hand-held devices, I am fully aware that the technologies change, but the challenge remains the same: How can a digital system authenticate an analog human’s identity?Three factors of identityThere are three main ways of proving an identity. One involves something you know – like a password or your mother’s maiden name. This method assumes the authorized user will have information no unauthorized user does. But that’s not always the case: For 145.5 million Americans affected by the Equifax security breach revealed in September 2017, reams of previously private information may now be known to criminals.A second method of authentication is with something you have – such as a key to your home’s front door or a smart card to swipe at work. This assumes a limited number of people – possibly as few as one, but it could be a small group of users, like a family or co-workers – are allowed to enter a physical space or use a digital service.A third way is by authenticating the individual human being – who you are – with some aspect of your biology. There are various type of these biometrics, such as fingerprints, facial recognition, iris scanning and voiceprints. This strategy, of course, assumes that the bodily feature is unique to the particular individual – and, crucially, that the digital system involved can tell the difference between people.Using two or more methods together can improve security and is called two-factor, or multi-factor, authentication.The consequences of digital authenticationThis increasing dependence on digital authentication may actually result in less security. While cameras, sensors and other devices can make authentication easier for people to accomplish, they carry their own weaknesses.When a system seeks to authenticate an individual, it must compare the information the person is presenting – what they know, what they have or who they are – against a previously stored database of authorized users. As the Equifax security breach makes clear, those databases are themselves vulnerable to attack. Information stolen from there could be used somewhere else – for instance, to identify which bank a particular person uses and answer security questions when calling to transfer money. Or the database itself could be corrupted, altering information so an attacker would be able to fake his way into a physical space or system.Another potential security threat inherent in biometrics in particular is that criminals don’t need to guess a password, or force someone to reveal it: The simple presence of the victim – even at gunpoint – can supply the fingerprint or face to authenticate and unlock a system.Future complicationsAs authentication becomes more complicated, using multiple factors and secure communications between sensors and databases, users become less willing to jump through all the hoops. So security managers try to make the process easier for them without weakening the protections. This commonly happens on websites that urge users to log in using their Facebook or Google accounts; those sites rely on the advanced security of the tech giants rather than creating their own authentication systems.In one futuristic scenario, authentication could occur without a user even noticing: When you walk into a store, facial recognition could identify and authenticate you. Then, at checkout, you’d need only to scan your purchases and leave – the store will automatically charge the credit card of your choice. This isn’t science fiction: Amazon has patented a system for doing exactly this in its Amazon Go cashier-less convenience stores.This is possible in part because of the increasingly common practice of computer systems authenticating each other – so the store’s system would recognize you, connect to the credit card company and authorize your purchase all on its own.It may be more convenient, and even more secure, than a magnetic strip on a plastic card in your wallet. But the potential dangers will require much higher security for private information, particularly biometric data. A real identity still comes down to flesh and blood.Jungwoo Ryoo is the head of the division of business and engineering and a professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. Ryoo is also a graduate/affiliated faculty member of the college of IST at Penn State. He is a technical editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine and also working with IEEE and Software Engineering Institute (SEI) as a consultant. His research interests include information security and assurance, software engineering, and computer networking. 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Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of akira koyama + key operation inc. / architects+ 48 Share 2010 Japan Year:  Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key OperationSave this projectSaveTaishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation Houses Text description provided by the architects. House Taishido is an urban dwelling located in the densely populated Taishido district, west of Tokyo. It was designed for a young family, which included a pet cat. Save this picture!Courtesy of akira koyama + key operation inc. / architectsThe inside of the garage has been painted bright pink, offsetting the grey stucco façade, the subdued colour of which was compulsory in the area. The house’s asymmetrical roofline maximizes its playfulness and its volume.  Save this picture!Courtesy of akira koyama + key operation inc. / architectsThe architect has created within a complex interior space consisting of rooms of varying sizes, which are stack on top of each other over three floors. Small openings and steps have been created for the family cat to freely move between the rooms, leaving the ample staircase, which doubles up as a library, as a place of quietude for the rest of the family members.Save this picture!Courtesy of akira koyama + key operation inc. / architectsProject gallerySee allShow lessProtection Project and Musealization of Séviac Archaeological Site / Carrilho da Gra…ArticlesEuropan 11 Proposal: ‘Counterspace’ / CODAArticles Share Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation Area:  148 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Architects: Akira Koyama + Key Operation Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195610/taishido-house-akira-koyama-key-operation-inc-architects Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195610/taishido-house-akira-koyama-key-operation-inc-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAkira Koyama + Key OperationOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesTokyo3D ModelingJapanPublished on December 29, 2011Cite: “Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation” 29 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Taishido 住宅 / Akira Koyama + Key Operation是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

New F2F agency aims to bring better engagement to donors & career progression for fundraisers

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Director Kelvin Hopkins explained: Tagged with: face-to-face Face-to-face fundraising agency Bright Future Fundraising has launched with the aim of bringing more interactive and engaging experiences to prospective donors, and offering fundraisers plenty of opportunities for career progression.  677 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 It has a modular training programme for each level of management in the organisation called The Bright Academy. This includes a year-long road map laid out for a new starter to follow if they wish to build up to a higher field management role. Modules must be taken and passed in order to progress up the management structure and lead bigger teams and as well as covering all aspect of F2F, cover IG channels, recruitment, team management and HR learnings. Bright Future Fundraising can offer donors choice in how they wish to give, such as through instant and recurring payment options like Apple or Google Pay, while using QR codes and landing pages also means donors can complete the fields on the pledge form from their own device rather than the fundraiser’s tablet. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The agency also offers fundraisers a host of training opportunities with the aim of helping to breakdown barriers of progression and improving equality, diversity and inclusion. “When we think about face-to-face engagement, retail and hospitality have really evolved. These sectors have understood there is a time for convenience and grab and go and retailers have blended technology to help enhance customer experience, through things such as self-scan or pre-ordering on an App. Engagement techniques for prospective donors include using VR headsets, digital pitch cards – used on a tablet – that combine videos/images and questions for the potential donor, and making the interaction more experiential, for example with props, activities and small workshops. Advertisement “But there are other times when a customer enjoys the interaction and knowledge of the person they’re buying from and places greater value on the experience. That brings them closer to the brand and the product and helps to create the emotional connection which delivers brand loyalty. Melanie May | 12 May 2021 | News Fundraisers are trained to work on multiple channels from their first day, and the agency’s Brightships programme offers staff paid placements outside of F2F to broaden their understanding of fundraising industry, such as with its recruitment partner Inspired People or on the digital team of one of its charity partners. It also offers two paid volunteer days a year that staff can use for a work placements if they wish. “Not a huge amount has changed in the past 20 years in terms of how fundraising is done – across the industry we’re still asking members of the public if they can spare a couple of minutes to ‘tell them what we’re doing today’. External courses are used too, such as an Microsoft Office course for entry level managers and CIoF courses for middle management. Bright Future Fundraising launched on 12 April, in line with the return to public fundraising in England. It is the brainchild of director Kelvin Hopkins who started sister company The Professional Fundraiser almost 10 years ago. The team also includes general manager Josh White, who after starting as a street fundraiser more than a decade ago, has run national programmes for UK charities including Amnesty International UK, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Friends of the Earth. “We’ve learned from this by providing choice and flexibility, tailoring our experiences and blending the use of technology where there is a value-add for the donor.” New F2F agency aims to bring better engagement to donors & career progression for fundraiserslast_img read more

People’s Korea resists U.S. threats

first_imgU.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt, and USS Nimitz and their strike groups in the Western Pacific.Where does the danger of yet another war come from?Does it come from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which has no military bases or soldiers or nuclear weapons anywhere in the world but on its own soil?Or does it come from the U.S. billionaire ruling class, which dictates U.S. military and foreign policy?The U.S. has been militarily occupying the southern half of Korea since 1945. U.S. warplanes, warships, submarines, troops and military “advisers,” armed with everything from assault rifles to nuclear weapons, are spread all over the world.This is the question that should have been on the agenda of the U.N. Security Council on Dec. 22, when its 15 members voted for an even stiffer round of sanctions against the DPRK. These sanctions reduce the country’s ability to import refined petroleum products by 90 percent and set a cap on crude oil imports. They also mandate the return within 24 months of the estimated 100,000 DPRK citizens working abroad, whose remittances to their home country contribute to the national economy.The DPRK foreign ministry responded to these sanctions, declaring them “an act of war.” And rightly so. Because attempts to starve and freeze an entire country can be as deadly as shooting.The sanctions are timed to hurt the DPRK at the cruelest time of year in this far-northern country. The Korean people must be tightening their belts and figuring out how to stave off hunger and frost during the coldest winter months.How will the sanctions affect the schools in this socialist country, which wiped out illiteracy decades ago and provide every person with a free education? How will they affect the hospitals and clinics — where 70 percent of the doctors are women — that give total medical care and regular checkups free to the entire population?People living in the United States never hear about the DPRK’s great social achievements. They are made all the more spectacular by the fact that the U.S. military, from 1950 to 1953, dropped more bombs on north Korea than in the entire Pacific theater during World War II. People here cannot imagine what it must have been like to build up an economy focused on meeting people’s needs when every single building higher than one story had been blasted to bits by U.S. planes during the Korean War.But the Koreans know the horrors of war. That is why they have focused on the need for self-defense ever since — to defend what they have built up literally from the ashes.U.S. a warfare state The total U.S. military budget for fiscal year 2018 is $824.6 billion, making it larger than the military budgets of the next nine countries combined. (thebalance.com) This huge budget feeds the military-industrial-banking complex and the tremendous income gap in this country.In late October, right before Trump’s trip to China, the U.S. sent two more U.S. Navy carrier strike groups to the Pacific, making a total of three aircraft carriers and their accompanying fleets of cruisers, destroyers and submarines. There have been so many U.S. warships in the Pacific this year that a number of serious naval accidents have occurred there.Every summer, fall, winter and spring, the U.S. holds war “games” in south Korea, practicing for the invasion of the north and the “decapitation” — the Pentagon’s own word — of its leadership. Recently, these U.S. military exercises have included thousands of soldiers from Japan, the hated colonial power that ruled all Korea from 1910 to 1945.In early December, the U.S. launched another set of these war “games” in which six F-22 fighter jets, as well as six F-35As and 12 F-35Bs, were involved for the first time. These supersonic aircraft zooming toward the DPRK border ramped up the possibility that the Koreans might think an attack had begun.Faced with this relentless aggression, Korean scientists have been able to construct nuclear weapons and a missile system capable of delivering them to U.S. targets if they are attacked. Given what the DPRK is up against, what country in the world could be more justified in claiming the need for this type of defense?The UN voteChina and Russia, world powers that are the DPRK’s two northern neighbors, are the ones tasked by this new sanctions resolution with cutting down most of its oil shipments and sending home its nationals working in their countries.Back on Sept. 6, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration had “circulated a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council that would effectively empower the United States Navy and Air Force to interdict North Korean ships at sea, inspect them to determine whether they are carrying weapons material or fuel into the country, and use ‘all necessary measures’ to enforce compliance.”People’s China and capitalist Russia are said to have agreed to the Dec. 22 U.N. vote increasing sanctions on the DPRK partly because of this U.S. threat to start boarding Korean ships on the high seas. They are justifying their vote as a means to avert an incident that could lead to war.However, they voted for previous sanctions resolutions, and that did nothing to stop the U.S. from intensifying its war threats against the DPRK or keep it from moving even more military personnel and equipment into the area.Will this latest resolution, instead of appeasing the imperialists, merely whet their appetite for more and more concessions at the expense of the Korean people? When will the governments of China and Russia draw the line and say, “No pasarán”? (“They shall not pass.”)The problem is not just that an unfortunate incident could lead to war. The problem is that U.S. policy, as expressed in its pronouncements and its military exercises, is to destroy the socialist government of the DPRK and turn the northern half of Korea into a U.S. neocolony.It should be remembered that no U.S. administration has been willing to sit down with representatives of the DPRK and negotiate an end to the state of war that has existed since 1950, despite many, many requests from the Koreans for such discussions and a peace treaty. What this means is that the Pentagon can launch an attack at any time without even the figleaf of consulting Congress — because an official state of war already exists.Were China and Russia to have vetoed the sanctions resolution, they would certainly have risked incurring the wrath of the imperialists. But doesn’t going along with such a resolution incur even greater risk of emboldening the most aggressive forces among the imperialist policy makers, who want unchallenged domination over the world and see both China and to a lesser degree Russia as rivals?The actions of the DPRK’s neighbors so far must have confirmed to the Koreans that to prevent the U.S. from starting another war, they must have a very powerful deterrent of their own. And isn’t that why both the USSR, when it existed, and People’s China developed their own nuclear weapons in response to and despite the threats from Washington?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rathkeale history is up for discussion

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRathkeale history is up for discussionBy Alan Jacques – January 27, 2017 1223 TAGSlimerickRathkeale and District Historical Society Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RATHKEALE and District Historical Society kick-starts its spring series with three talks of local interest this Friday, January 27.The first talk by Lorna Shier is titled ‘The Irish Palatines – Their Lifestyle, Survival and Contribution from 1709’.Lorna is a member of the Irish Palatine Association and holds an MA degree in the ‘History of the Family’ from the University of Limerick. Her final dissertation was on the theme of the Palatines and the audience can be assured of a scholarly and authoritative presentation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The second talk, to be presented by Jim O’Riordan, is titled ‘A Stroll Round the Old Village of Cappagh’. A founding member of the society, Jim is a passionate historian with an encyclopedic knowledge and love for his local area. He is sure to hold his listeners spellbound with his gentle storytelling as he talks of Cappagh Castle, Cappagh House and the hangings at Cappagh Hill in the early 1800s. He will also speak of Lord Essex’s encampment in Cappagh Hill and the passage of Captain Going through Cappagh.The final speaker of the evening will be genealogist Gerard Greaney of Ardagh. His talk is titled: ‘Children for Sale: Ireland 1950-1955’. For most of the twentieth century children born to unwed mothers were treated appallingly in Ireland. Gerard’s talk will chart the lives of some of these children and how they became part of Ireland’s ‘banished babies’.Proceedings begin at 8.30pm in the Arts Centre located within the Rathkeale area offices of Limerick City and County Council.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Printcenter_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePreston Reed: tunings and musings from the innovator/composerNext articleNew acute bed unit at UHL approved Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Doctor Moves SC Against ‘Unproven and “Off-label”  Treatment For COVID-19 With Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZM)[Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesDoctor Moves SC Against ‘Unproven and “Off-label”  Treatment For COVID-19 With Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZM)[Read Petition] Sanya Talwar15 April 2020 11:51 PMShare This – x A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking intervention of the Court for making immediate changes in the treatment guidelines for seriously ill covid19 patients.The petition has been filed by Dr. Kunal Saha and contends that lives of innocent patients in ICU afflicted with COVID19 and who are being treated with an unproven and “off-label” Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking intervention of the Court for making immediate changes in the treatment guidelines for seriously ill covid19 patients.The petition has been filed by Dr. Kunal Saha and contends that lives of innocent patients in ICU afflicted with COVID19 and who are being treated with an unproven and “off-label” Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZM) following guidelines dated March 31, 2020 by the Ministry of Health are at stake.”As discussed earlier, the “off-label” use of an anti-malarial (HCQ) and broad-spectrum antibiotic (AZM) were recommended for the most serious COVID-19 patients by Respondent no. 1 based primarily on anecdotal evidence and not as a specific therapy against COVID-19 as candidly admitted under the same guidelines”Stating that mere treatment must not only be given primacy, but as doctors, the ill-effects of the said treatment must be kept in mind, the Government issued guidelines for this off-label treatment lacks “the cryptic precautionary notes …. to prevent the needless loss of life due to the unforeseen adverse reactions to these drugs”In light of this, the petitioner points out that on April 8, the leading American Cardiology Societies had cautioned that use of HCQ & AZM in COVID19 patients could pose serious dangers due to its inherent adverse effects wherein six specific precautionary therapeutic measures had also been recommended.Therefore, the petitioner avers that even though he had written to the Ministry elucidating these reservations and had made representations, urging them to take preventive and precautionary measures in the treatment guidelines by immediate implementation of the six specific therapeutic steps as advised by the AHA/ACC/HRS, they Ministry paid no heed.”Petitioner also wrote to Respondent no. 1 informing them about the serious dangers associated with MCQ and AZM treatment and requesting them for making necessary changes to implement the 6-point precautionary and preventive measures, as recommended by AHA/ACC/HRS, to protect the lives of seriously ill COVID-19 patients through an urgent representation on April 9, 2020… Unfortunately, Respondent no. 1 did not respond to the repeated pleas by Petitioner or took any step to comply with the 6- point preventive recommendations by AHA/ACC/HRS” – the petition states.Emphasising on the need for adopting “informed consent”, the petitioner lays down that patients being treated with HCQ & AZM must be briefed about the possible repurcussions of the “risks of potentially lifethreatening cardiovascular complications due to the inherent side effects of the drugs”Further to this, the petitioner points out that the treatment of COVID19 based on anecdotal evidence has serious side effects and risks, which the patients have a right to be aware of.Dr. Kunal Saha is the Founding President of People For Better Treatment which is a humanitarioan society working for promotion of better healthcare.The petition has been drawn by Advocate-On-Record, Rabin Majumdar.[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

Art reception set for Sunday

first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Skip Book Nook to reopen Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 5, 2013 Every two years, the Johnson Center for the Arts celebrates the contemorary arts in Alabama and invites the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship winners in the visual arts or crafts categories to participate.“Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial” is one of the Johnson Center’s most attended exhibitions.The 2013 Biennial is now open and will run through Oct. 26. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like United Way Chili Cook-off set for this month in Troy The Organized Community Action Program recently made an employee donation to the United Way. Pictured are Cindy Hinton, of OCAP,… read more The Biennial will be on display through October at the Johnson Center for the Arts, an entity of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, located in downtown Troy. Exhibition admission is free. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Art reception set for Sunday Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day An artists’ reception for the 2013 Biennial will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday and the public is invited.“As the third in the series, the 2013 Biennial has more than 100 pieces of art from more than 45 Alabama artists,” said Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center executive director. “All of the artists are ASCA Fellowship winners so this is a very prestigious group of artists.“Not often do we have such a large number of Alabama artists together in an exhibition.” By Jaine Treadwell Four local artists, Walter Black, Russell Everett, Duane Paxson and Larry Percy, are among the featured artists.The works include woodwork, paintings, photographs, sculpture, fabric collages, mixed media works and clay.Drinkard said the artists are invited to submit two to three pieces of their work that have been completed in the last two years.“Some of the artists have participated in all three of our biennial exhibitions,” Drinkard said. “ASCA awards new fellowships each year so we are continually extending invitations to a different group of artists. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

NHS to create one-stop Internet jobs billboard

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The NHS – Europe’s biggest employer – is to bring recruitment into the 21st century with a one-stop on-line jobs billboard.The initiative aims to vastly reduce the bureaucracy and paperwork that plagues health service HR professionals and is seen as vital to the modernisation of the health service.Due to launch in spring 2001, the web site will be a major boost for e-recruitment following scepticism about its effectiveness.It will be available to both NHS staff and the public in a bid to reach the widest audience possible, while cutting back on the £30m spent on recruitment advertising each year.It is hoped the site will help the service recruit the extra 20,000 nurses, 7,500 consultants, and 6,500 therapists promised in the Government’s NHS Plan set out last month.Announcing the project, health minister Lord Hunt said the NHS cannot afford to ignore the Internet as a recruitment tool. “The site will not just be about recruiting new staff. It will help to develop the careers of those already in the health service,” he said.It will also cut costs by reducing the need for adverts in specialist magazines, he said. The NHS, which employs 1 million staff in England alone, advertises around 100,000 posts each year.John Adsett, head of personnel at Basildon and Thurrock General Hospital, said the site will be “one more tool in the armoury” but will not replace traditional recruitment methods as many staff and potential employees are still technophobes or do not have Internet access.Marion Forrest, director of personnel for Mental Health Services, Salford, said the web site would speed up recruitment.Benefits of the scheme include:• Availability of information to determine the effectiveness of recruitment campaigns• Strengthening of the NHS brand in recruitment advertising• Being seen as a modern service by employees and patients.The project was put out to tender last week. The successful bidder will be announced in late September. It is not known how much it will cost until bids have been examined. NHS to create one-stop Internet jobs billboardOn 22 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Indian Navy Plans to Operate 5 N-subs by End of Decade

first_img View post tag: News by topic Industry news View post tag: plans Indian Navy Plans to Operate 5 N-subs by End of Decade April 11, 2012 View post tag: 5 View post tag: decade View post tag: Operate View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: N-subs View post tag: end Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Plans to Operate 5 N-subs by End of Decade View post tag: Navy Indian Navy plans to dispose of five nuclear submarines until the end of the decade and it already joined the elite club of nations possessing nuclear-powered submarineswith the induction of the Russian-origin ‘Nerpa’ last week, Zeenews reports.According to Indian Defence Minister AK Antony, India is tabling a proposal to induct another nuclear submarine from Russia and plans to build two more Arihant Class underwater vessels at home.On April 5 the Navy formally commissioned the Akula-II Class INS Chakra in Vishakhapatnam, which was rechristened from Nerpa.“INS Chakra will ensure security and sovereignty of the country,” Defence Minister said after commissioning the vessel.The submarine has been taken on lease from Russia for 10 years, based on $ 900 million worth contract and it will help the Navy to train and operate such nuclear-powered vessels and be able to defend its marine borders.Russian Ambassador Alexander M Kadakin, who attended the ceremony, stated that India and Russia have a “privileged strategic partnership“, adding that Russia has the necessary resources to meet all India’s military needs.In that respect, Russia is providing assistance to India in construction of three follow-on Talwar class guided missile frigates, out of which two should be delivered by the end of the year.Moreover, six Scorpene submarines are being constructed at Mazagon Dockyards in Mumbai in collaboration with French DCNS and six more are planned to be manufactured within the framework of the Project-75 India.The Minister commenting on the India’s plans to enlarge its nuclear submarine fleet stated that:“There is a proposal…Cost is not necessary. India can afford it… In the next few years, the Navy will get more submarines.”He also added that INS Arihant is ready to be sent for sea trials soonCurrently Indian Navy disposes of over 10 conventional diesel-electric submarines of the Kilo and HDW Class.In addition, the country has already carried out more than 10 test launches of the K-15 missile (also known as Sagarika) in the Bay of Bengal with an aim of developing arsenal for Arihant. The range of the nuclear-capable ballistic missile is over 700 km.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 11, 2012; View post tag: Indian Share this articlelast_img read more

BMV to begin offering appointments again for driver skills tests

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp BMV to begin offering appointments again for driver skills tests CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Pinterest Previous articleJackie Walorski is looking ahead to what’s next with the coronavirusNext articleKroger stores requiring customers to wear face masks beginning July 22 Tommie Lee Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that they will begin accepting appointments for driving skills exams again, in select communities, Thursday.The BMV began rescheduling those exams late last month for those who had appointments canceled due to the pandemic.All branches will follow CDC guidelines for safety and are expected to resume offering appointments by July 24th.You can learn more at the BMV website. Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitter By Tommie Lee – July 15, 2020 0 239 last_img read more