The IQ/EQ balanceShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Read full article When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
An Oxford student has been selected as one of ten finalists in an attempt to represent Great Britain in the Naked Sledding World Championship 2014.Francis Thomas, a fresher at Brasenose, has been entered into a public vote to determine which contestants will make up the two-person UK Championship team. 30 male and female participants representing 15 different countries will compete in a bare-all sledding race in Germany.The winners of the Naked World Sledding Championship will be the first man and woman to cross the finish line at the end of an 89 metre downhill course. The agency’s website claims that, “Huge crowds will turn out to admire the unique sporting spectacle of men and women careering down the snowy tracks wearing nothing but a helmet and their pants.”For the rest of the year, Braunlage is a spa town and health resort, but on the day of the Naked Sledding World Championship, huge crowds arrive to witness the event. In 2012, more than 25,000 gathered at the resort. More than 5000 people have applied worldwide to represent their countries at the Championship this year.Offering thoughts on the unusual sport, James Baker, the undergraduate Sports Rep at St Anne’s College, said, “Extreme sports are always the most entertaining. It’s just a shame I can’t offer it as a college sport.”Event sponsors Chillisauce.co.uk’s National Sledding World Championship webpage describes Thomas as “a lacrosse expert with magnificent calves (his words not ours), Francis categorises himself as ‘being heavy and fast on a sled.’ He may also be the only Oxford student in history with the ability to carry a pint on his head, which makes him OK in our book.”Mike Chidzey, a spokesperson for Chillisauce.co.uk, said, “We’re ecstatic that so many people applied – we hoped for a large number of applicants in order to have a wide variety for the top 10, but we never imagined that almost 500 people would apply to represent the UK at the Naked Sledding World Championship. We had such a hard choice when selecting the top 10, but now we need the public’s help to determine the two lucky winners. Get voting today!”News of the competition has both amused and bemused Oxford students. One Oxford student commented, “As a lifelong wintersports enthusiast, this takes ‘getting back to nature’ to a whole new level. Although you’d never catch me stripping off my ski gear, good luck to team GB!”However, scepticism about the desirability of participation persisted. Matt Morrow, St Anne’s Entz rep, suggested, “He’s going to discover a new meaning of friction burn. And not the good kind.”The Championship will be broadcast live on the Chillisauce.co.uk blog site. Results of the vote will be announced on Wednesday 5th February.
The UNITE CubeSat, a satellite designed, built and maintained entirely by undergraduate students at the University of Southern Indiana, marked one year in orbit on Friday, January 31. In that time, the satellite, deployed from the International Space Station, has remained operational and, despite unforeseen changes to its timeline, on track to complete its scientific mission.Of the 23 undergraduate-only teams funded by the NASA Undergraduate Student Instrument Project, USI’s satellite is the first to be placed in orbit and one of two to date to have successful missions thus far, according to Dr. Glen Kissel, associate professor of engineering and director of the CubeSat project. Kissel added that NASA officials have heaped numerous accolated on the project, with UNITE team’s critical design presentation described as a “model of perfection.” As many as 25% of CubeSats are deemed lost upon deployment; a testament to USI’s satellite reaching one continuous year of operation in orbit.The UNITE CubeSat “not only put USI on the map as a space-faring institution, but this speaks volumes as well for the State of Indiana and space exploration,” said Angie Verissimo, operations manager for the Indiana Space Grant Consortium/NASA in a message to Kissel and the team. “USI is well recognized with the Indiana Space Grant Consortium as well as NASA for this great accomplishment.”UNITE’s mission is three-fold: to measure plasma levels in the lower ionosphere, record its own internal and exterior temperatures and measure its orbital decay as it reenters the Earth’s atmosphere at the end of its mission. While the original timeline for the project was 15-months after deployment, the project has now been extended to at least the end of 2021.“The CubeSat was deployed at a slightly higher altitude than we had anticipated, and the Sun has been much quieter during this solar minimum period than had been expected,” said Kissel. “These circumstances have resulted in less drag and less orbital decay, meaning a longer mission than had been originally planned for.”In addition to the experience working on the satellite, students participating on the UNITE CubeSat project, which first began in 2017, have had the chance to visit and use equipment from aerospace laboratories, engage with NASA professionals and other industry experts and publish and present their findings at national and international conferences, including the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University and at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC.“For many people who want to work one day in the field of astronomy or engineering, knowing that there are teams like UNITE that can give that type of opportunity at the college level is immensely important,” said Ryan Loehrlein and Nathan Kalsch, USI students and UNITE team members, in a presentation to the International Astronautical Congress on their experiences building and operating a satellite.Five students currently operate the UNITE project, and Kissel anticipates that a majority of the team will turnover each year due to graduation. In addition to operating and collecting data from UNITE, Kissel and other engineering faculty are actively researching new opportunities for students to be involved in projects that directly tied to the space program.“I and two colleagues from Engineering were recently at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to understand their technology needs for upcoming space missions,” said Kissel. “The intent of the visit is to assist us at USI in proposing technology developments or collaborations that could be used on future space missions.”For more information about USI’s Engineering Program, visit USI.edu/engineering. A gallery detailing the design and construction of the CubeSat can be found at usiphotos.zenfolio.com/cubesat2018. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
We are making changes to your contracts to support changes in data protection legislation.This follows consultation with your consultative bodies concerning the new General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR). This aims to harmonise data privacy laws across the European Union.What does it mean for our contracts?You can find the changes in the definition section and clause 16 of all the civil, Civil Legal Advice (CLA) and crime standard terms documents.Revised versions of the standard terms documents, a summary of the amendments made and a copy of the contract amendment notice can be downloaded from the GOV.UK website – see below.All providers have been sent contract amendment notices regarding the amended contract.These amendments will come into force with effect from 25 May 2018.Amendments relating to the Law Enforcement Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/680), being implemented via Part 3 of the Data Protection Bill, will come into effect on 6 May 2018.Further informationGOV.UK: Contracts – to view appropriate contract page and download the amendment notice
WELCOME, N.C. – If you want to win a championship, says Brendan Gaughan, “there’s the textbook.”Gaughan’s talking about fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Matt Crafton, who will carry a 52-point lead into this weekend’s Michigan National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway. “Matt has proven himself to be the one to beat,” said Gaughan, who sits sixth in points and 75 behind the ThorSport Racing driver. “He’s doing exactly what Travis Kvapil did to win the (2003) championship. That’s what it takes. He’s won one race and all he’s doing is top-10ing us to death. I’ve got more top-five finishes (6) than anybody in the series, including him, but he’s got (a top 10 finish) every race.” WATCH: What Drives the 5? FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos WATCH: Kyle Busch Final Laps In an extremely tight battle outside the top spot, only 33 points separate second-place Jeb Burton and 10th-place Timothy Peters (377-344). Ryan Blaney, defending series champion James Buescher and Ty Dillon, Gaughan’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, are third through fifth, respectively.Crafton has proven to be the model of consistency, going 11-for-11 in top-10s thus far this year. He’s been atop the standings for eight consecutive races.“He’s not going to beat himself,” Gaughan said. “The only way you’re going to beat him – you better start winning races and start chipping away at that points lead.”Gaughan, an eight-time winner with 206 career starts in the series, hopes to do just that this weekend at MIS, where he has not raced since the track was repaved prior to the 2012 season. In seven career starts on the wide, sweeping 2-mile oval, he has four top-10 finishes including one win.“It’s my style of place,” Gaughan said. “We know I like big places like that.”“What excites me the most about going to Michigan this year is going with RCR. In years past, you go there with what you think is really good or what you hope is going to be good. The fun part about being at RCR is it’s what we know is really good.“We have some of the best aero packages, we have some of the best engine packages with (Earnhardt Childress Racing). So we know we will be that much better when we go there. … It’s a place that I like, on a team that excels at places like that, so I’m hoping for good results.””Scoring top-10 finishes on a weekly basis is no small task, regardless of series, Gaughan said.”Having a fast truck is no guarantee of a solid result.“You’ve got to have no mechanical failures, no pit stop problems, no random problems like an oil line going or blowing a right front from (running over) debris,” Gaughan said. “When we ran in 2003, we were as consistent as you could be, with a string of nine top-10s in a row … and we still didn’t win the championship because there were just too many races with a bad result.”Which makes Crafton’s strong run that much more remarkable.“Matt, what he’s doing is really impressive,” said Gaughan. “But you look at his demeanor and the type of driver he is and it doesn’t surprise you.”Qualifying is scheduled for 9:35 a.m. ET on Saturday, with the Michigan National Guard 200 slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. It will be the first race for the series on the new Fox Sports 1 cable network.Nelson Piquet Jr. is the defending race winner.MORE: VIEW: Full Watkins Glen coverage WATCH: Watkins Glen video highlights With Crafton being a model of consistency, Gaughan must chip away at his lead to get ahead
In a post on their website today, Queen has confirmed that their long-rumored official biopic, appropriately dubbed Bohemian Rhapsody, is officially in the works, with Egyptian-American Rami Malek (best known for his Emmy-winning turn in USA Network‘s Mr. Robot) slated to star as the band’s iconic vocalist, Freddie Mercury.Remembering Freddie Mercury’s Last Queen Show On The Anniversary Of His DeathAs the post states: “Yes folks, it IS finally happening…here’s what we can confirm at this stage: Award winning director Bryan Singer is the man who will be bringing the Queen and Freddie story alive. If you’ve ever seen Singer’s X-Men films, or the groundbreaking movie The Usual Suspects, you’ll know this is a director with extraordinary imagination and style. A perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid, which we can reveal will be faithfully recreated for a key sequence the film.”The post on Queen Online continues: “Rami Malek has signed up to take on the challenging rôle of Freddie Mercury. Who could imagine a more perfect fit than this brilliant actor? Roger [Taylor] and Brian [May] told QOL: “Rami has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.” Taylor and May will be serving as the film’s executive music producers. The film is close to beginning production, with pre-production meetings taking place this week in UK and principal photography beginning in London in mid-September.As for the roles of the other band members, Queen’s camp isn’t letting that info slip just yet: “You are probably wondering, who will play Roger, Brian and John??? That, friends, is news for another day.”The band is encouraging fans to keep up with Queen Online and the Queen Facebook page for more updates as the project goes on. They even hinted at a potential casting call: “Hint: Fancy being in the film?”[h/t – Queen Online]
The Revivalists will close out 2018 with their annual New Year’s Eve show on Monday, December 31st at Mardi Gras World in their hometown of New Orleans, LA. Joining the local octet will be fellow Crescent City special guests Tank and The Bangas. This one-night-only event, “The Other Side Of Paradise”, promises to pull out all the stops for one giant celebration.It’s certainly been a big year for The Revivalists, who released their brand new album, Take Good Care, via Loma Vista Recordings last month. The follow-up to 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains, the 14-track studio record features a fan-pleasing mix of recent live staples including “Got Love” and “You And I” as well as “All My Friends“—which has already hit “#1 at Triple A Radio” and “Top 10 and climbing at Alternative Radio”—and an exciting variety of new tunes worth digging into and spending your own time with.The Revivalists are certainly known for their contagious live energy, but it’s their craft of honest songwriting that sets them apart from the rest of the live music circuit. The band’s newest album beautifully showcases their evolution since they began in 2007, as well as their undeniable movement toward becoming a household name. With a sense of togetherness serving as the centerpiece to The Revivalists’ everlasting curiosity, the new album explodes with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis.Beyond their infectious music, The Revivalists are also known for their tight-knit community of followers that surrounds them. Affectionately known as “The RevHeads”, the band’s fan club is annually celebrated around New Year’s Eve with an exclusive performance. Last year’s RevHeads Ball featured the band performing on a ground-level, slightly elevated stage in the middle of the room. The special show saw the band welcome a select number of die-hard fans to surround them in all directions and participate in the 360-degree experience. The setting made for a memorable evening of acoustic favorites, sing-along anthems, and even some unrecorded tunes and rarities.The 2018 RevHeads Ball will similarly feature an intimate acoustic performance by The Revivalists, along with hors-d’oeuvres, drink specials, an exclusive NYE merch bundle, and VIP entrance to the New Year’s Eve celebration, but is currently sold out. While the main event is why we’re here, we can all still appreciate The Revivalists’ indisputable willingness to connect with their audience on a deeper level—a mission of theirs that’s always been very clear.The Revivalists – “Wish I Knew You”“All My Friends” – Live @ Red Rocks[Videos: The Revivalists]The 2018-2019 New Year’s Eve bash will also feature special guests Tank and The Bangas, the NOLA-based sensations that gained international attention after winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2017. Mixing R&B, soul, hip-hop, and spoken word, Tank and the Bangas are as original as they come. Out of 6,000 entrants on NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, they were the chosen ones (unanimously, we might add)—and with great reason.Tank and The Bangas were formed in 2011 at an open mic set in New Orleans. Comprised of Norman Spence on bass and keyboard, Joshua Johnson on drums, Merell Burkett on keys, Nita Bailey on percussion, and Tarriona “Tank” Ball on lead vocals, the group’s original music has stood the test of time, even earning a 2014 OffBeat award for “Best Emerging Artist”.EXCLUSIVE: Tank of Tank and the Bangas Contemplates Inspiration, Poetry, And ConfidenceIn the two years since Tank And The Bangas won NPR’s contest, the band has released “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” and “Spaceships” via a major label (Verve Forecast), embarked on an extensive co-headlining tour with Big Freedia (including a Red Rocks date earlier this summer), and continued to garner international recognition for their exceptionally unique musical gumbo.It’s no wonder Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, the judge for the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, called them “a psychedelic joy rap explosion. Like a female Sly Stone teleporting into 2017 and landing in New Orleans.”Tank and The Bangas are a force to be reckoned with, and a live show not to be missed.Tank And The Bangas – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert – 2017[Video: NPR Music]“Spaceships”[Video: Tank And The Bangas]With both The Revivalists and Tank and The Bangas sharing the stage, Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA is a fantastic place to be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.Tickets to the upcoming New Year’s Eve bash are selling out quickly, but you can still click here to reserve yours today. Additionally, all tickets purchased through AXS will come with a digital download of Take Good Care. See you there!
Keep waving and beveling, girls. Pageant: The Musical has announced its third off-Broadway extension. The dragtastic tuner will now run through January 4. Directed by Matt Lenz, Pageant continues to play Monday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Davenport Theatre. The cast of Pageant: The Musical includes John Bolton as the host, with Nick Cearley, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker, Curtis Wiley and Nic Cory as the gaggle of tiara-crazed hopefuls. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2014 View Comments Related Shows Conceived by Robert Longbottom, Pageant features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent and evening gown competitions, the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Unlike some (though possibly not all) beauty pageants you’ve seen before, the female contestants are all played by men and the audience gets to select the winner each night. The show is penned by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell and Frank Kelly and features music by Albert Evans. Pageant: The Musical
Related Shows View Comments Chicago The cast of ‘Chicago’ The Tony-winning revival of Chicago has a new reason to say, “Whoopie!” The long-running show hit 8,000 performances on Broadway. The show also celebrated the birthday of producer Barry Weissler on February 22 at the Ambassador Theatre. Check out these pics of stars Paige Davis, Amra-Faye Wright, Eddie George and whooping it up at the Ambassador Theatre, then go see this fabulous night out at the theater. (P.S. Happy birthday, Barry! And many more! Hotcha! Whoopie! And all that jazz!) from $49.50
Hoping to ensure no one goes cold this winter due to lack of crisis fuel assistance, The Vermont Country Store today committed $17,000 to this year’s CVPS Shareheat campaign.The Vermont Country Store will add $15,000 to Central Vermont Public Service’s $100,000 commitment for the upcoming winter to increase the pool of funds available to match contributions from the public. The Vermont Country Store will also donate $2,000 to Ski For Heat, an annual cross-country ski fundraiser for Shareheat held each winter at Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru.‘Our employees want to make a strong commitment to Shareheat, because it helps their friends and neighbors,’ said Bill Shouldice, President of The Vermont Country Store. ‘The program’s neighbor-helping-neighbor design parallels our own philosophy toward community involvement. It is a fundamental priority of ours to address community needs and help make our communities stronger. Vermont is our home, so we just view this as the right thing to do.’The Vermont Country Store’s commitment is part of CVPS’s Shareheat Business Partnership program, which was created a few years ago to increase the pool of funds available. The company has been a Shareheat Business Partner every year since the program was created, and was the first business to commit to the partnership for the upcoming heating season.‘Vermont Country Store’s donation is a great start in our 2010 campaign,’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. ‘We have just begun soliciting other potential partners, so it’s a welcome commitment and obviously a very generous one.’Shareheat was created in 1988 to provide emergency fuel assistance to CVPS customers. CVPS shareholders initially contributed $50,000 per year to the matching pool, though that figure has now increased to $100,000 annually. The funds from CVPS, The Vermont Country Store and other business partners will be used to match contributions from the public, dollar for dollar. The funds are sent to five community action agencies across the state, which pay fuel providers directly in crisis situations.Each donation is directed back to the donor’s community, so the contribution helps people in the same area. Matching dollars are applied on a first-come, first-served basis.Businesses that would like to join the Shareheat Business Partnership Program may call Steve Costello at 747-5427 for more information. Anyone needing crisis fuel assistance should contact their local community action agency.CVPS Shareheat is a program of last resort for over 1,000 Vermont families each year. Funds are available to assist people who face heating emergencies, often because they never expected to need assistance, lost a job, or have exhausted all other available assistance. Contributions should be made payable to the CVPS Shareheat Fund. Donations may be mailed with a CVPS payment, or sent separately to CVPS Shareheat, 77 Grove St., Rutland, VT 05701.Soruce: CVPS. 8.30.2010