Oxford researchers trial drugs against Ebola

first_imgProfessor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University was pleased with the progress of the vaccine. He told Cherwell, “The safety data here have looked very satisfactory so far. The response we have seen from people coming forward to take part has been remarkable.” No significant adverse effects have been identified in non-human primates in response to the vaccine.The vaccine itself does not contain any infectious Ebola virus material, so cannot cause a person who has the inoculation to become infected with Ebola. The vaccine uses a single gene from the Ebola Virus to generate an immune response; this gene was initially extracted from a strain of the adenovirus present in chimpanzees.The clinical trial in Mali, performed by the Centre for Vaccine Development of Mali (CVD-Mali), the CVD of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Malian Ministry of Health, is providing the only clinical and immune response data to date of the vaccine in West African subjects.The team are comparing this data to the immune responses observed in adults given the vaccine in the UK and Switzerland.Professor Myron M Levine, director of the Centre for Vaccine Development, said, “This research is a testament to the hard work and cooperation of all the institutions involved. If this vaccine is proven to work, it could help alter the dynamic of this epidemic by interrupting transmission to the health care workers who are most at risk.”The Oxford trial is being funded by a £2.8 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development. The consortium’s funding is also enabling GSK to begin manufacturing thousands of additional doses of the vaccine so that if Phase 1 trials are successful, the next phases of the clinical trial programme can begin – which will involve the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers in Ebola affected countries.In addition to the development of the vaccine, a second research group at the University of Oxford are trialling a potential drug against Ebola. This treatment will be trialled next month by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders on Ebola sufferers in West African countries undergoing the Ebola epidemic.The aim of this treatment is to reduce death rates amongst patients who already have the disease, thus boosting survival. The Chief Investigator of this trial is Professor Peter Horby of the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at Oxford University.The drug is called brincindofovir and is manufactured by a biotech company called Chimerix in the USA, who developed the drug.Professor Horby stressed the huge importance of developing resistance to Ebola, with both vaccinations and drugs, commenting, “The Ebola epidemic remains a major public health crisis of unprecedented scale, and urgent action is needed to contain this dreadful menace.”“Actions are needed on multiple fronts, including early case detection and isolation and treatment, safe and dignified burials, social mobilisation, but also trials of new vaccines and drugs.”“Conducting clinical trials in the midst of this crisis is extremely challenging, and we are having to develop new ways of working. But there is an imperative to move fast, and there is an enormous effort ongoing to fast-track the evaluation of drugs and vaccines.” Clinical trials of an experimental vaccine developed by a research team at Oxford University to protect patients against Ebola are progressing rapidly.In just over two months, almost 200 people have been given the potential vaccine, in safety trials performed in the UK, the USA, Mali and Switzerland. The first volunteer to receive the vaccine in this trial was Ruth Atkins of Oxfordshire, on the 17th September 2014.Since Ms Atkins, there have been 20 people at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, 80 people at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Centre for Vaccine Development in Mali (a joint venture with the Ministry of Health of Mali), and 34 people at the University Hospital of Lausanne. It is hoped that by December, the number of trialists at the University Hospital of Lausanne will have reached 120.On Tuesday 18th November, the 60th and last healthy volunteer in a trial carried out by the University of Oxford received the vaccine.The vaccine is being developed by the transnational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in partnership with the US National Institutes of Health. The Chief Investigator of the vaccine development is Professor Adrian Hill, at the Jenner Institute at Oxford University.The aim of the vaccine is to protect people who don’t have Ebola from becoming infected, and is thus a preventative measure to ward against the disease. The vaccine is targeted at the Zaire Ebola Virus species, the strain currently prevalent in West African countries.If the safety and immunogenicity data from the Phase 1 trials are promising, the vaccine is expected to move into the next phases of study to further evaluate safety as well as effectiveness in protecting against Ebola infection in African countries.last_img read more

GREGG CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO LATEST HOLCOMB NEGATIVE ATTACK AD

first_imgGREGG CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO LATEST HOLCOMB NEGATIVE ATTACK ADINDIANAPOLIS – Short on money, ideas and time, today Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and his Washington DC allies launched yet another false attack on John Gregg.The 30-second ad, which does not provide a single citation or source for any of the accusations, is running statewide.“Eric Holcomb has run for three different statewide offices in the last six months so you’d think he would be able to come up with a single idea, a policy proposal or something to indicate just how he would lead the state forward rather than relying on these stale and desperate attacks,” said Tim Henderson, Gregg for Governor campaign manager. “Sadly, he can’t because Eric Holcomb brings nothing new to the table. He’s just a taller version of Mike Pence and will continue the same failed economic policies that have left so many middle class Hoosier families behind.”Please find a fact check on Eric Holcomb’s ad below.Charge: “…did side work for scandal-ridden Enron….Fact: John Gregg did zoning work to construct a power plant.“I had represented a company in Knox County that had built a power plan. An attorney doing legal work out of Louisville had called and asked me if I’d help him do some of the zoning. I do a lot of zoning work; it’s a large percentage of my income from the Vincennes law office. The company would pay me but I worked with their independent attorney, who was a great guy to work with. I didn’t think anything of it. I did stuff for them off and on for a year and a half, on their power plant and related issues. The company—well, you’d recognize the name, it was known as Enron—sadly went in the tank.” [“From Sandborn to the Statehouse,” pp 132-133]For more information on John Gregg or his campaign for Governor of Indiana, please visit www.greggforgovernor.com or call 317-510-1876.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

IS IT TRUE FEBRUARY 8, 2016

first_img IS IT TRUE a local attorney Laura Sherman, an African American woman has quietly filed to run for State Representative District 77? …Ms Sherman grew up in the 4th Ward? …we are told that she is a self made person who earned two academic scholarships and graduated from two well known and respected institutions of higher education?IS IT TRUE  we wonder if anyone has heard the rumor that the Bonds for the Downtown Hotel hasn’t been sold?IS IT TRUE  the Clinton’s were $5 million in debt, when they left the White House because of legal expenses they incurred during Bill Clinton’s presidency?…we wonder how the “ financially broke” Clintons managed to give their daughter  a million dollar plus wedding?IS IT TRUE were pleased that the Editor of the Evansville Courier and Press has finally taken City Council Jonathan Weaver to task on his  unprofessional behavior? …we agree with Mr. Ethridge statement that Weaver is immature and lacks manners? —we are pleased that Mr. Ethridge also made reference to Weavers “sending past and present council members bookmarked emails with him spouting vile words at various rivals”? …we  wish that Courier Editor Ethridge would have made reference that one of Weavers ex-wives filed a restraining order against him?IS IT TRUE the CCO Publisher can relate to Mr. Ethridge remarks about Councilman Weaver immature behavior? …that Councilman Weaver accosted the 72 year Publisher of the CCO a few times during the past couple of years? …Councilman Weaver called him on at least two occasions late night (around 2:00 am) after seemly having one too many sarsaparillas and spouted vile words and insults towards him?IS IT TRUE our February 5, 2016 IS IT TRUE had a record 149 comments? …since we re-designed our paper page layout our readership has increased 23%?IS IT TRUE that our IT guy found 55,000 e mail subscribers accounts that were never approved by the CCO because a widgets was never activated? …next week we are going to address this issue in hope to increase our readership by leaps and bounds?IS IT TRUE eLuxurySupply.com is a United States Veteran Owned and Operated company operating out of Evansville, Indiana? …Countless hours of hard work and determination, as well as a little luck, have helped eLuxurySupply.com to become one of the internet’s most trusted and successful specialty linen providers? …they are the 15th fastest growing company in the U S? …they are also the 3rd fastest growing retail company in America? ..eLuxurySupply.com is the fastest growing business in Ind.?IS IT TRUE we are asking all of our readers who have Facebook accounts to “Like” CCO on Facebook?.  ..we are trying to widen our reach in the social media community?Todays “Readers Poll” question is “Do you feel that a one hour speech is worth $625,000?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bitter cold air, more snow for the weekend

first_img Facebook Facebook IndianaLocalNewsWeather By Jon Zimney – February 6, 2021 0 190 Previous articleOne person killed in shooting in 1200 block of S. Main St. in ElkhartNext articleMichigan City man killed after being struck by vehicle on U.S. 12 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Bitter cold air, more snow for the weekend Google+ Twitter Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Tom Coomes/ABC 57 Meteorologist) It only gets colder through Monday morning, highs in the teens, lows in the single digits and the wind chill below zero at times. The pattern also stays active with snow, the next round bringing up to three inches Saturday night, higher in the snow belt of southwest Michigan. Additional snowfall is likely Sunday night and Monday night. At this time, each round looks to be roughly another one to three inches, but Monday night might have the greatest snow potential into Tuesday morning. The deep freeze lasts through next weekend.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Saturday: Mostly cloudy, evening snow. High 16.Sunday: Cloudy, evening snow. High 12.Monday: Mostly cloudy, evening snow. High 18.This evening, snow arrives from northwest to southeast. 1 to 4 inches are expected, with the greatest totals toward Lake Michigan where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. Also: Bitterly cold overnight with wind chills dipping into the teens below-zero. #inwx #ohwx #miwx pic.twitter.com/RG86mbnXeP— NWS Northern Indiana (@NWSIWX) February 6, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more

Designated driver turns 21

first_imgThe designated driver campaign is marking a milestone birthday: It’s turning 21. Born of tragedy, the effort transformed attitudes toward drinking and driving. And it did so using a novel tactic: Harvard School of Public Health professor Jay Winsten teamed with Hollywood writers and producers to embed the message in prime-time television shows. Winsten reflected on the crusade…Read more here (The Boston Globe)last_img

Modernize Without Compromise #ModernDataCenter

first_imgHelp Build Your Customers’ Modern Data CentersDuring EMC’s Quantum Leap launch, we declared 2016 the Year of All Flash for Primary Storage.We are laser focused on helping customers build the Modern Data Center with EMC’s industry leading All Flash portfolio.This is truly an exciting time for EMC, our Partners, and our mutual customers as we work together to help transform businesses. It also sets us up to impact all areas of our customers’ and prospects’ businesses in a highly competitive way.Why does this matter to you? It’s simple.EMC helps enable your customers to “Modernize Without Compromise” with a broad portfolio of products and solutions that reach beyond traditional storage into real application transformation solutions, and that deliver customer friendly TCO at multiple levels.But don’t take our word for it …“Partners say the two new all-flash solutions introduced by EMC on Monday, will help boost business with existing customers, start conversations with new customers and accelerate business after EMC merges with Dell. (Partners See Big Enterprise Opportunity With New EMC All-Flash VMAX And DSSD, CRN, 2/29/16.)“The one-two punch of XtremIO and VMAX All Flash is going to be a winning combination to get our market share from where it is today – 39 percent – to well over 50 in the next few years. (EMC: Flash to Hit Inflection Point in 2016, Channelnomics, 2/29/16.)In the same article, EMC Partner and Computacenter’s chief technologist, Bill McGloin was quoted from CRN UK, “We are still heading towards the all-flash datacenter … The announcements today are what we’ve been waiting for two years now. It has been a really competitive market, but the good thing for me as a partner is that we see EMC is maintaining its lead in the space.” (EMC: Flash to Hit Inflection Point in 2016, Channelnomics, 2/29/16.)ShareModernize without Compromise supports the pillars of the Modern Data Center… And focuses on the key tenets of Agility, Speed, and EfficiencyAgility leads to:90% reduction in task provisioning10-100X reduction in planning & architectureSpeed allows for:10-20X improvement in application performance75% reduction in batch processingEfficiency provides:83%+ (average) reduction in floor space71% (average) reduction in power and cooling2-10x reduction in physical storage capacityTo support this, EMC is making some significant changes to how we support our internal sales and Partner communities, including:The consolidation of our primary storage Sales and Marketing teams (XtremIO, VMAX and VNX) to ensure consistency across these offeringsThe development of a number of tools and positioning guides to help you understand where and when to best position each primary storage offeringI am honored to have been named Senior Vice President of EMC’s Primary Storage division, and look forward to working closely with you, our EMC Business Partner community.And, if that is not exciting enough, I am thrilled to announce the #EMCModernDataCenter contest. Create and submit showcasing your knowledge and understanding of EMC’s Modern Data Center pitch for a chance to win prizes from Brocade. Winners will be announced during Global Partner Summit (GPS), May 2-4, 2016.Click here for full details and rules.Please join me—and the Modern Data Center conversation—at GPS 2016Modernize without Compromise: Tap into the EMC All Flash PortfolioGPS 2016 Breakout Session with Mike WingTuesday, May 3rd | 3:30 – 4:30 PMPalazzo E – 5th FloorThroughout both EMC World 2016 and Global Partner Summit, you’ll learn so much about the Modern Data Center, and how EMC can help you transform your customers’ businesses and win more opportunities with EMC primary storage products and solutions.There’s still time to register for GPS 2016—hope to see you there!last_img read more

Trail Mix – Martha Spencer

first_imgFans of old time string band music throughout the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Northeast Tennessee are well familiar with the name Martha Spencer.Martha has been a long time member of the Whitetop Mountain Band, one of the longest tenured and most popular old time string bands in the country. Founded in the 1940s by noted fiddler Arthur Hash, Martha’s parents joined in the 1970s and the Spencer family has been synonymous with Whitetop Mountain Band ever since.Whitetop Mountain Band fans can vividly describe Martha’s harmonies, multi-instrumental proficiency – she can play guitar, fiddle, banjo, and bass -, and her energetic flatfootin’.After many years traveling and recording with Whitetop Mountain Band and a slew of other projects, Martha Spencer has finally released her debut solo record, a collection of tunes rooted in old time Appalachian and country traditions.I recently caught up with Martha to chat about the new record, playing music with her family, and flatfootin’.BRO – I know you have been playing and recording for years, but this is the first record with just your name on the cover. How’s it feel?MS – I am excited and happy to finally have a solo album out. I have been writing songs for a long time, so it was fun to get to record some of these with some of my favorite people. I got to have my family and a lot of close friends on the record, which made it special. I think this album encompasses a lot of the styles I like, and it’s got a bit of variety and branching out on it.BRO – What are your first musical memories with your family?MS – Well, I don’t know if I ever recall without music in my family. My dad would always be playing his fiddle every night as I went to sleep as a child. My parents took me along to little mountain dances and festivals ever since I was in diapers. My mom would teach a lot of music classes, and I would go along there, too. My cousin, Audrey, would bring over a fiddle she had made for Daddy to try out, or my cousin Dean would be having a jam at his house. There were always a lot of instruments and musicians around as long as I remember. I know my Mom and Dad had little instruments for me and my brother to mess around with since we were really little. I was a dancer first, but I know I first got more serious in playing when I was seven or so on the guitar first, and my dad would have me back him up on chords when he would play fiddle tunes.BRO – I have been a student at the Mountain Music School in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where I know you have been an instructor. What kind of satisfaction do you get imparting the traditions of Appalachian music to younger generations?MS – I think Mountain Music School is an awesome week with special folks and I always feel honored to be a part of that. Passing on the mountain music means a lot to me. I think being proud of where you are from,  your local culture and traditions, and respecting the older generations and the knowledge they have to offer are all really important. Every time I play a tune, I think about who I learned it from, and a little piece of that person lives on forever in that tune, I believe. I think so fondly back on my family and friends that I learned from every time I pick up an instrument, and I hope whoever I teach something to will maybe think back on me in the same way someday.BRO – We are featuring “Blue Ridge Mountain Lullaby” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?MS – That’s basically a story of my childhood and life growing up on Haw Orchard Mountain in the Whitetop area. The sights and sounds of my daddy fiddling, my momma singing, and all the animals we had around the place. It’s a sentimental song for me about how much I appreciated growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains with wonderful parents and surrounded by music and wildlife.BRO – Can you teach me to dance like that?MS – Why, sure I can!!!Martha might have bitten off more than she can chew if she really thinks she can get me flat footin’ . . . . but I’m game!You can catch Martha Spencer live on the WDVX Blue Plate Special on November 23rd and then at The Carter Family Fold on November 24th.For more information on Martha Spencer, the new record, on when she will be on stage near you, please flat foot right over to her website.In the meantime, check out “Blue Ridge Mountain Lullaby,” along with brand new tunes from The Bottle Rockets, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, Fastball, Tellico, and many more on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

USS Ingraham Disrupts Cocaine Shipment in Eastern Pacific

first_img Ingraham has disrupted a total of some 5,500 kilograms of cocaine during her deployment. This is her third successful interdiction since arriving in Fourth Fleet in support of Operation MARTILLO. Her first interdiction was the seizure of a self-propelled semi-submersible in May; the second was the seizure of a fishing vessel in June. Under the international counter illicit trafficking initiative called Operation MARTILLO, U.S. military, Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies, and regional partner nation law enforcement agencies patrol the waters in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific on a year-round basis in an effort to detect, monitor and interdict illicit traffickers. During at-sea busts in international waters, a suspect vessel is initially located and tracked by U.S. military or law enforcement aircraft or vessels. The actual interdictions – boarding, search, seizures and arrests – are led and conducted by U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachments or partner nation law enforcement agencies. U.S. maritime law enforcement and the interdiction phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific occur under the tactical control of the 11th Coast Guard District headquartered in Alameda, Calif. Operation MARTILLO includes the participation of fourteen nations that are working together to counter transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. Joint Interagency Task Force South, a National Task Force under U.S. Southern Command, oversees the detection and monitoring of illicit traffickers and assists U.S. and multinational law enforcement agencies with the interdiction of these illicit traffickers. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet supports U.S. Southern Command’s joint and combined military operations by employing maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations in order to maintain access, enhance interoperability, and build enduring partnerships in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. USS INGRAHAM, overseas – the USS Ingraham vessel, with the equipment of the second deployment of the anti-submarine helicopter squad Light 49 and the staff of the security deployment of the U.S. Coast Guard debunked a cocaine cargo estimated in over 300 kg. IT IS RIDICULOUS TO MAKE SO MUCH FUSS FOR 300 TACOS. IN CENTRAL AMERICA , AS IS THE CASE IN NICARAGUA, WITH THREE AGENTS, BY FOOT, WITHOUT COMMUNICATION AND HUNGRY, EXECUTE ANTI-DRUG OPERATIVES THAT ARE WORTH MORE THAN A TONNE PER OPERATIVE. Ingraham, along with the forces and security authorities of the allied countries, did a follow-up and successfully intercepted a speedboat while in the international waters of the East Pacific about 115 miles south east of the border between Panama and Colombia. The boat was equipped with two engines outboard that can reach over 30 knots of speed. By Dialogo July 31, 2014 USS INGRAHAM, At Sea – USS Ingraham with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 49 Detachment 2 and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment personnel disrupted a shipment of cocaine estimated to be more than 300 kilograms while conducting counter narcotic operations in the Fourth Fleet Area of Responsibility July 3. Ingraham, working with allied forces and partner nation law enforcement, successfully tracked and intercepted a go-fast in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 115 miles southwest of the Panama/Colombia border. The panga was fitted with two outboard motors, capable of speeds of over 30 knots. “The common denominators in successful interdictions like this are excellent inter-agency support, a proactive watch team that develops an effective end-game strategy and a crew that maintains their tactical proficiency and equipment at an optimal level,” said the Ingraham’s Tactical Action Officer during the initial pursuit of the panga. Upon detection of one of Ingraham’s SH-60B Seahawks, the crew of the panga began throwing narcotics overboard. The panga later stopped after several rounds of warning shots and disabling fire into the the panga’s engines by a Coast Guard marksman aboard one of Ingraham’s embarked helicopters. Ingraham’s rigid-hulled inflatable boat was able to recover several of the jettisoned bales totaling approximately 36 kilograms. It is estimated that more than 300 additional kilograms sank. The U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment embarked the panga, apprehended three suspected smugglers, and conducted a search of the craft. last_img read more

Are you a mentor?

first_img 100SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                     At every workshop I do with experienced credit union leaders I ask for a show of hands, “Are you currently mentoring someone?”The results are surprising––and somewhat disheartening! In a room with 50 participants, the average response is about 2 to 3 hands. I also ask aspiring CU leaders if they have a mentor; the response is about the same. Year after year, workshop after workshop the results are woefully consistent.I usually ask the question after showing a slide citing a Stanford University Study. This study revealed the most pressing professional development needs identified by leaders today. Here’s what’s on the slide:
“Another critical area of development for CEOs was mentoring skills––developing internal talent.”ANOTHER critical area? I lose my mind every time I show this slide…Another?What is more important than developing the people you serve, particularly in the area of leadership? Put another way––how much can you accomplish by yourself?No leader operates as a lone wolf. In fact, the very definition of “leadership” rests on your ability to coordinate, inspire and provide guidance to other people. Your effectiveness as a leader depends entirely on your capacity to cultivate the talents and abilities of the people you serve and your ability to inspire their best efforts.Your power as a leader, that is your ability to get things done grows in direct proportion to how much you empower others. And there is no method more powerful in developing new talent than mentoring.In my “8 STRATEGIES for EFFECTIVE LEADERS,” number 7 is: “Be a dedicated teacher, coach, and mentor.” That’s what the idea of THE SENSEI LEADER is all about. The word “Sensei” is used in the martial arts world to designate a teacher. The most effective leaders are those who understand that leadership is sharing. You share leadership by teaching––helping others develop. The most direct way to help an aspiring leader develop is by serving as a mentor.One argument I hear is that no individual leader, especially the CEO, can possibly commit the time required for effective mentoring to everyone in the organization.First of all, please note that I do not ask how many people you’re mentoring––I simply ask if you’re mentoring anyone! I fully acknowledge that mentoring is an intimate process. I cannot imagine anyone capable of mentoring more than one or two people effectively at any one time––unless mentoring is your full-time job.Mentoring is a very personal relationship. You should choose someone who you feel would benefit from your interest and wisdom, and someone who will be responsive to your personal and professional style.For most leaders, the most important person you should be mentoring is your potential successor!Now believe me, when we discuss this in workshops there are any number of reasons someone might be hesitant to groom a replacement. These reasons are understandable, but they are shortsighted. I’d go one step further to say that unless you’re grooming your replacement, you’re simply not doing your job.In a good culture, the type of culture I find in most CUs, there should be no worries. Training your replacement should not constitute a threat to your position. If you’re an effective leader in a strong organization, they’re not going to move you out––they’re going to move you up!Training the next leader assures that you can explore new opportunities knowing you’re leaving your organization, your department or your team in good hands.So how to find someone you can mentor…It’s not complicated.First of all, someone may be looking for YOU!Who is asking the most questions?Who seems most engaged and most interested in what you’re doing?Who has expressed the most interest in advancement?Who is acting before they’re asked? Demonstrating positive autonomy?Who is taking the most advantage of training opportunities?Who most embodies your vision and sense of purpose?Who shows the most character, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skill?Of course, you must still weigh professional competency. Knowledge in one’s domain is crucial for leadership, however, bear in mind that it is far easier to bring someone up to speed in technical areas than in character development or soft skills.Finally, be sure this is someone you trust. You will be sharing your knowledge, wisdom, and experience on a deep level. You certainly do not want to enter a mentoring relationship with someone who will abuse your trust and confidence.Once you identify someone you truly feel you can help, then simply ask. You don’t need to be intrusive or patronizing, just express your recognition of their potential and offer to share what you can to help them reach their goals.Tom Peters wrote:“Leaders don’t create followers. They create more leaders.”That’s what it’s all about. Mr. Peters most definitely understands the meaning of “Sensei!”center_img Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Detailslast_img read more

HUT launched the Corona Region Tracker website

first_imgInterestingly, precisely with the diplomacy of our Government, Slovenia started to epidemiologically map and look at each Croatian county individually, which was great news for our tourism. Because if it were the opposite due to the epidemiological situation, the whole of Croatia would already be on the red list. And that should be publicly praised. While we play “ping pong” for days on whether we sent all the information to the Netherlands or not, instead of picking up the phone and resolving the situation, tourists cancel reservations. Instead of reacting strongly, filing a lawsuit, asking for denials, etc.… according to the German television RTL, which published last year’s old footage from Zrće, introducing how in Novalja during covid19 allegedly scandalous partying, we are silent, and who knows how many tourists cancel reservations. One should not be too clever that any negative news in this situation, the same day blocks new bookings. On the map, Croatia is divided into four regions: North Coast (Istria and Kvarner); South coast (Dalmatia); Central Croatia (Zagreb and surroundings) and Eastern Croatia. The Croatian Tourism Association has launched a website www.croatiacovid19.info with the aim of timely and accurate informing the public about the number of COVID-19 cases in Croatian regions. Well done to HUT, but it is a pity that the system itself did not react much earlier, especially to the wave of diplomatic success in the context of Slovenia. Communication and proactivity are always, let alone in crisis situations, extremely important, in fact, as we see in the example of the Netherlands, and crucial. But unfortunately again the whole system is slow and sluggish and we are late with reactions and communicate poorly. The profession has been talking about epidemiological mapping of regions for weeks, and in this crisis situation and “media and political war” we have to and had to react much faster and more efficiently for every guest. What the state should have done was done by HUT – epidemiologically mapping and looking at each Croatian county individually. See the page HEREcenter_img As Nedo Pinezić recently pointed out: “Croatia is a “thorn in the side” due to its high attractiveness and age of accessibility to individual guests. Hence the organized “media chases” towards our country. We are in a position to defend ourselves, but we are doing it quite clumsily. ” We are simply lost in this crisis situation, and we have to admit it to ourselves, so that we can react better tomorrow. Unfortunately, if the public system, primarily MINT and CNTB in cooperation with HZJZ, epidemiologically mapped and set up the same platform for each county, especially because of tourism on which 20% of GDP depends, we would have a much more positive image of Croatia as a safe tourist destination. destinations. And the situation we now have with the Netherlands would certainly be avoided. Yes, some play dirty and hit below the belt. As it has been known since the beginning of the crisis, every state will want to keep its citizens within its borders, in order to start the economy and keep consumption within its states. But we must react quickly and efficiently to all fires, because as we know, it is too late to put out a fire when the whole house catches fire. “We hope that this corona region tracker will help in planning a vacation for all guests coming to Croatia”Point out from HUT. This has nothing to do with politics, but the market, and here we unfortunately fall because of the poor political selection of people who make decisions and the sluggish system. This whole crisis has shown how the public system has failed at all tourism levels with late reactions and poor communication, honoring positive examples. I hope that we will learn something from that, and that we will start to deal more with market development, because this is how everyone loses. The main story is that the private sector could no longer wait, in this case HUT, and reacted and I made a platform, which was to be made by the state.last_img read more