Girls more likely to be cyber-bullying victims, says new research

first_imgNew research published in Cogent Social Sciences has found that in some situations, moderate internet users are more likely to be exposed to cyber-bullying than heavy internet users.In Bullying, cyber-bullying and Internet usage among young people in post-conflict Belfast, authors Francesca Savoldi, University of Lisbon, and Pedro Ferraz de Abreu, University of Aveiro, surveyed young people in the post-conflict city of Belfast about their experience of both offline, and online, bullying.“In certain steps of the transition in a divided city, cyberspace seems to constitute a new place for increasing verbal offence,” said Francesca Savoldi.  ‘This may be because the internet allows bullies to remain anonymous and avoid immediate physical confrontation.” Pinterest Share on Twitter Email Bullying took the form of harassment, threats of violence, sectarianism and vulgar messages, with much online bullying seemingly a continuation of offline behaviours. And while young men were more likely to be the victims of bullying in the real world, young women reported higher levels of cyber-bullying.center_img Share on Facebook LinkedIn Sharelast_img read more

MEMA Names New Director of Finance and Administration

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Wendy Earp has been promoted to director of finance and administration for MEMA. She formerly served as the association’s controller, a position she has held since May 2001. Earp succeeds Joseph “Joe” Griscti, who is retiring after 22 years of service to the association and industry. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In her new position, Earp will be responsible for the financial management of MEMA and its market segment associations: AASA, HDMA and OESA. She also will direct budgeting and finance functions for the automotive-related trade associations administered by Management Services Group, MEMA’s association management group. In addition, Earp’s duties will include human resources administration for the association’s nearly 100 employees. For more information about MEMA, go to: www.mema.org. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

North Fork News

first_imgELIH 27th Annual Golf ClassicEastern Long Island Hospital hosted its 27th annual Golf Classic at the North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue on June 10.More than 160 golfers attended the event, which included a breakfast for morning golfers, a barbecue lunch, prizes, various games of chance, cocktails, and a dinner buffet.This year’s event raised nearly $124,000, which will benefit services that the ELIH Emergency Department provides for the North Fork and Shelter Island.Stanley Lomangino and Jon DiVello of Mattituck Environmental Services were honored at the Classic for providing essential waste removal services for the North Fork as well as their philanthropic efforts in the community.Food Distribution DayRISE Life Services will partner with Island Harvest to host a Community Food Distribution Day on Thursday, June 27, at 1 PM in RISE’s Riverhead parking lot.Island Harvest will arrive with a truck filled with food donations, and volunteers from Island Harvest and RISE will hand out food to community members in need until inventory runs out.RISE runs the Main Street Food Pantry, which is open every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.To learn more, visit www.islandharvest.org or www.riselifeservices.org.Old Town Arts & CraftsThe Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue will host a Watercolor Workshop for Kids with Melissa Hyatt on July 11 and August 8 at Cutchogue’s Guild Hall from 1 to 2:30 PM.The class on July 11 will focus on painting a lighthouse, while the class on August 8 will paint a landscape.The fee is $20 per session and can be paid in checks payable to Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild.For more information, visit www.oldtownarts.org.gmkotz@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

South Stream’s Offshore Section Construction to Begin in Second Quarter of 2014

first_imgA meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer of Eni took place as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2013.The parties addressed joint projects in the energy sector, paying special attention to the South Stream gas pipeline construction. It was agreed that the offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline would be constructed starting from the second quarter of 2014.Consideration was also given to Russian gas supplies to Italy, with an emphasis placed on a significant increase in Gazprom’s exports starting from 2013. At the end of the meeting the parties agreed to adjust the gas price in 2013.BackgroundItaly is the second largest importer of Russian gas in the European Union behind Germany. Gazprom and Eni have a long-lasting business relationship.In 2012 Gazprom supplied Italy with 15.1 billion cubic meters of gas.In November 2006 Gazprom and Eni entered into the Strategic Partnership Agreement. Under the Agreement, the existing contracts for Russian gas supplies to Italy were extended until 2035 and Gazprom began to directly supply the Italian market with natural gas in the amount of up to 3 billion cubic meters a year and was entitled to acquire stakes in Eni’s international assets.For the purpose of diversifying natural gas export routes Gazprom constructs a gas pipeline across the Black Sea to Southern and Central Europe – the South Stream project.The offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline will run under the Black Sea from the Russkaya compressor station on the Russian coast to the Bulgarian coast. The total length of the Black Sea section will exceed 900 kilometers, its maximum depth will be more than two kilometers, annual capacity – 63 billion cubic meters.On September 16, 2011 the Shareholders Agreement of South Stream Transport was signed for the construction of the offshore gas pipeline section. According to the document Gazprom holds a 50 per cent stake in the project, Italian Eni – a 20 per cent stake, German Wintershall Holding and French EDF – 15 per cent stakes each.The Consolidated Feasibility Study for South Stream was finalized in the third quarter of 2011 and included a feasibility study for the offshore section and feasibility studies for the respective gas pipelines in the host countries of Southern and Central Europe.On November 14, 2012 the South Stream Transport Board of Directors adopted the final investment decision for the offshore section of the South Stream project.On December 7, 2012 the South Stream gas pipeline construction started near Anapa in the Krasnodar Territory.The first string of the offshore gas pipeline is to be commissioned in late 2015.[mappress]Press Release, June 24, 2013last_img read more

Dalby Swale Goes to Work

first_imgDalby Swale has helft Alicat Workboats in Great Yarmouth and is now heading for Lowestoft, where she will begin her first job on the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm. Dalby Swale, the new 23m vessel built by Alicat, was delivered to Dalby Offshore at the Seawork Exhibition last month.Click to enlargeThe 500MW wind farm is located 23 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk in England capable of producing enough renewable energy to supply around 530,000 homes each year.Press release, July 07, 2014; Image: Dalby Offshorelast_img

Give them their due

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Blind eyes and bloody kids

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Volga-Dnepr ready for market challenges

first_imgAccording to Vekshin, the group is well positioned to meet any coronavirus-related cargo capacity shortages. In late January, the company started to anticipate the complications that the virus would cause in terms of how to protect crew and make sure equipment was properly sanitised.In terms of capacity, the airline group currently operates 16 Boeing 747s, eight AN-124s and three IL-76s across AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and Volga-Dnepr. It previously operated 21 B747s but this has been reduced in line with the market conditions at the end of last year.On the market this year, Vekshin said that there was not an unexpected spike in westbound demand after factories in China started to re-open following an extended New Year break. However, things have been picking up over recent weeks.In the opposite direction, however, there had been an early increase in demand to meet requirements for medical products in China.“We are now seeing more and more cargo coming in both directions,” he said. “And we are anticipating additional demand in relation to outbound cargo. We are also anticipating what is going to happen in Europe over the coming weeks.“We are ready and will unleash our entire fleet to help our customers and continue to support the bridges that we have been building over the last 30 years.”He added that while demand has not reached the level of the US West Coast container port strikes of a few years ago, enquiries continue to roll in and forwarders are being proactive.“Customers are contacting us and we are explaining what sort of availability we have, our reaction times, the specifics of the type of cargo we are going to move, whether that is related to coronavirus directly – like bare essentials or even fully assembled mobile hospitals – or spare parts, assembly parts or components.”While the group is ramping up the availability of aircraft for charter and reducing scheduled operations, Vekshin said this reflects customer requirements. He explained that over the past year, the market has become more ad hoc in nature and demand harder to predict.“The demands are very specific right now, reaction times need to be different, flexibility should be different. The decision to switch gears in the direction of dedicated charters, ad hoc flights, has been dictated by the market. Given our expertise, we have been doing well managing all those short-term, short-notice requirements.”He added that ABC is still offering scheduled services and when the market needs a more predictable capacity provision, it will ramp this operation back up when the market is ready.On recent reports that the group has been re-negotiating with suppliers, he said this is perfectly normal. “It makes sense to touch base [with suppliers] every now and then to see where you are and what you can expect from each other under the circumstances.“We have all become part – almost overnight – of this force majeure driven world, it does make sense to stay on the same page and it is always advisable to see what our options may be.”This article has been taken from Air Cargo News.www.volga-dnepr.comlast_img read more

Secret of my success

first_img James Morton is a writer and former criminal defence solicitor Such success as I had as a criminal defence lawyer can be attributed to my inspired decision to instruct Wilfrid Fordham. Before then, my principal, Simpson, had relied for criminal cases on John Averill, a small, curly haired man who became increasingly eccentric and involved with Gladys Spearman-Cook of the School of Universal Philosophy and Healing, later changing his name to hers. As the years went by, Averill would drink only honey and lemon and refused to stand when the judge entered court, something which he masked by searching for his drink under the table or bench. It did not endear him to the judiciary. I qualified in the year of the Great Train Robbery and, on seeing that Fordham had obtained an acquittal for one of the defendants, I determined my clients should have the best. When the first case of mine – a minor housebreaking or something like it – was sent to Quarter Sessions, I rang up Fordham’s clerk to brief him. The clerk was nothing if not frank. The case (pace the cab-rank rules) was certainly not worthy of Mr Fordham. I could have one of the more junior members and, if I sent a few more cases, ‘well then we’d see…’ It was only a few more weeks before I was allowed to ‘see’ Wilfrid. He was then in late middle-age and, for one reason or another, had not fared as well at the bar as some of his less talented colleagues. He closely resembled (although he was not as fat) Sydney Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon. I don’t think I ever saw him in anything but the black coat and spongebag trousers which were de rigeur at the time. What Wilfrid had was great charm with a jury. He delighted in teasing senior, pompous police officers, calling them ‘policeman’. ‘I’m chief constable.’ ‘Does that mean you are not a policeman?’ ‘Of course I am.’ ‘Are you ashamed of being one then?’ And ‘I suppose if I go on saying you are wrong you’ll deny it until you’re blue in the face’. ‘Yes.’ ‘Very well then,’ and down he would sit. And the jury would nod. In the first six months in which I instructed him he either won the case or kept the man out of prison. People began coming to me saying ‘I want to have that Mr Fordham’. I was happy to oblige, and at the end of this time I had a practice. last_img read more

Oliver Mundell Questions Scottish Government on Kinship Carers Allowance Reform

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell has pressed the Scottish Government on how they plan to create a fairer system for Kinship Carers allowance.Mr Mundell wants to know how the Scottish Government will calculate a fairer system for paying Kinship Carers across Scotland, including across his constituency.Commenting Oliver Mundell MSP said: “Currently there is a lack of parity in the calculation for Kinship Care Allowance with Local authorities being able to chose how they pay and from what Section.“It’s calculation is notoriously complex and variant on a number of different factors, something that means payment can vary quite significantly from kinship carer to kinship carer.“Clearly the system needs to be reformed so that the people providing this responsible and valuable service can continue to provide secure and stable homes for children who are no longer able to live with their birth parents.“I hope the Scottish Government can respond to me with a detailed plan on how they plan to reform the system to help carers in Dumfriesshire and across the country.”last_img read more