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Chief Justice wants Tightening up of Court System

first_imgAdvertisements Chief Justice wants Tightening up of Court System JusticeMay 14, 2012 By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporter RelatedChief Justice wants Tightening up of Court System RelatedChief Justice wants Tightening up of Court System FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chief Justice, the Honourable Mrs. Zaila McCalla, has lamented the delays within the justice system, which is causing a backlog of cases at all levels. Addressing the official handing over and opening ceremony for the Balaclava Court House, in St. Elizabeth, on Wednesday May 9, the Chief Justice acknowledged that it has long been recognised that there is a need for more courthouses across the country, to address the issue of space, and the number of cases that come before the courts on a daily basis.  Mrs. McCalla also appealed to all stakeholders to make every effort to avoid delays. She highlighted the lack of a sufficient number of jurors to try cases at the circuit court level, as one of the challenges being experienced.  This, she explained, will lead to a backlog of cases and a waste of time for persons in attendance at court, at that level. “Having regard to the vast number of cases to be tried, we cannot afford this waste of time.  Many persons in the justice system have come to accept this situation as a normal feature of our court system, and therefore, one of the greatest challenges is for us to eradicate the culture of delay that is endemic in our court system,” she stated. The Chief Justice informed that she has been engaging participants in the judicial system with a view to implementing criminal case management in all the courts.  She pointed out that to date several sensitisation sessions have already been held, criminal case management rules have been drafted and gazetted, and plans are in place to conduct a number of workshops in various parishes across the island to include representatives from the Bar Association and other critical stakeholders in the justice system. “Commitment and support of all participants is necessary for us to see significant improvement in our justice system. It will serve to reduce delay, save time and expense, and also assist in the quest to reduce the backlog of cases and achieve a more effective and efficient justice system,” she stated. The Chief Justice expressed confidence that if all stakeholders actively participate and cooperate in the process, the delays can be curtailed and the justice system allowed to work efficiently and effectively. RelatedChief Justice wants Tightening up of Court Systemlast_img read more

P.J. Rizvi Tops FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3* at AGDF

first_img Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Week 5 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued on Saturday, February 9, with three-star dressage competition at the Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. P.J. Rizvi (USA) and Breaking Dawn concluded the day with a win in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty.Rizvi, of Wellington, FL, and Breaking Dawn earned a score of 74.030% with their freestyle test. “I’ve had him since he was nine, turning 10. I purchased him as an amateur Prix St. Georges horse,” said Rizvi of her 18-year-old KWPN gelding by Akribori. “He’s been my horse of a lifetime; I got to learn everything on him. I got really lucky.“He knows his job. It’s really about keeping him fit and happy and taking good care of him because he is in the older bracket for a grand prix horse, but he always comes out willing to do something,” continued Rizvi. “Today he came out like, ‘Yep I’m 12!’ We always say at the barn, he is 18 going on five because he doesn’t know how old he is, and that’s what I love about him.”Michael Erdmann put together the music for Rizvi’s freestyle, and trainer Ashley Holzer and Rizvi put the choreography together. “I wanted to do more of American Pie because I figure, everyone goes out and rides for different reasons and I always do my best, but I do it really for the fun and for the joy of it,” added Rizvi about her music choice.Adrienne Lyle (USA) returned after her two wins yesterday to capture another one in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by MTICA Farm. Lyle rode Harmony’s Duval, an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Rosseau owned by Duval Partners LLC, and the pair earned a score of 72.851%.Susan Pape (GBR) and Harmony’s Don Noblesse, a 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion by Dancier owned by Harmony Sporthorses, came in second place with a score of 72.213%.Third place went to Jill Irving (CAN) and Arthur, her 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Jazz. The pair earned a score of 70.064%.Earlier in the day Leida Collins-Strijk (NED) and Romy, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Royal Blend owned by Arlene Page, earned a score of 72.016% to win the FEI Intermediate I CDI1*, presented by Iron Spring Farm.Week 5 competition at AGDF will conclude on Sunday, February 10, and features the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 and the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle CDI 3*, presented by Fair Sky Farm. Competition will resume for Week 7 from February 20-24. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian RealtyPlace, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E% – Janet Lee Foy, Judge H% – Claudia Thaler, Judge C% – Katrina Wuest, Judge M% – Stephen Clarke, Judge B% – Elisabeth Max-Theurer, Total %1. P.J. Rizvi (USA), Breaking Dawn, 18-year-old KWPN gelding by Akribori x Eveline owned by P.J. Rizvi: 72.700%, 74.500%, 75.750%, 76.075%, 71.125%, 74.030%2. James Koford (USA), Adiah HP, 12-year-old Friesian Cross mare by Nico x Marije Ant owned by Sherry Koella: 68.750%, 70.350%, 69.800%, 67.400%, 73.700%, 70.000%3. Jacqueline MacDonald (USA), Malcarat, 15-year-old PRE gelding by Ordagov x Peciosa XLLL owned by Emerald Oaks Farm: 66.750%, 70.850%, 64.850%, 66.175%, 66.575%, 67.040%4. Debbie Hill (USA), Cartier, 12-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Robbie Rice: 66.500%, 67.750%, 63.725%, 66.525%, 69.375%, 66.775%5. Devon Kane (USA), Destiny, 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Diamond Hit x Midt-West Regina owned by Diamante Farms: 63.875%, 64.450%, 69.925%, 67.250%, 66.975%, 66.495% Tags: AGDF, Adequan® Global Dressage Forum, last_img read more

Phish’s Mike Gordon Shares Two Strange New Recipes

first_imgCook with Mike! Phish bassist Mike Gordon shared two humorous recipes on his official website earlier, and they are, like the man itself, kind of out there. The first is for a Thai sauce, ‘Peanut Grigio’, while the second is for a corn dish that include spiderwebs – ‘Corn on The Cobwebs’. The ingredients for both are 7 eggs and a pound of cumin.1) PEANUT GRIGIOIngredients:Eggs 7Cumin 1lb.This is a chance to get wine into a Thai sauce. Don’t use table wine unless it’s Proctor and Gamble. Use couch wine, or maybe even ottoman wine, like Hasbro. Hasbro now has a sulfide free red wine made from grapes that were needle punctured. Yay that shit. Okay, get one (1) lb. of Thai food from a mediocre to lower-great restaurant. Wash the marinade off they might have “tried.” I think you’re gonna wanna cook the peanuts first. Probably, I’d say, get ‘em in the microwave for half an hour on 350. Rotate. A little more. Now smash em up and mix em with the Hasbro. Voila! That’s how the French say, “Check this shit out.” Oh.. oops… also add tumeric, Himallayan C-section salt, and a dash of brewer’s yeast. Ok, you’re off! Remember when serving this one, that if a coupla guys are on one side of the table, and, let’s say, a guy and a dame on the other side, that the dame gets served first, but you’re still gonna wanna symetrify the portions.1) CORN ON THE COBWEBIngredients:Eggs 7Cumin 1lb.Okay, it seems gross, but everyone in “culinary” knows that spider webs are so rich in basic vitamins and amino acids (not so in nitrates – ha ha ha ha ha ha). Even bugs ‘emselves are disgustingly beneficial to our systems, so this is a way to get that bug energy in the system without gettin’ weird. Okay grab the cobs, but this time we’re taking the corn off and we’re dealing with the “host dowell” (as beknownst to besaid). You’re gonna have to navigate that cob in a way that aint gonna break the web, so my good man, twist delicately and twist evenly and get that web on there as a sheath. Even is the key word here. You gotta line up the rows with the rows. Know I’m sayin’? Then comes in your balsamic reduction, and right out it goes, out the back patio! We don’t need it. Okay, so all you would like to take your umagoshi plum and smear on the corn and web (you can use em without webs instead of butter on a snowy day) but don’t break or malallign the web. This isn’t gonna heat well in the microwave, so in the summer you can put it on a back portch or roof tile (read: shingle) and let it singe. I mean we want it to fry out there, with directy yuminess right from the sun. Serve these with Splenda packets all around the host dowell and take the compliments from your guests, and take em well.You can check out Mike’s strange explanations at the bassist’s official website.last_img read more

Cultural Affairs Department Continues To Offer Educational And Inspirational Programming For All Ages Online

first_imgAnxious to get back into nature? Learn the proper way to identify trees with help from a new series called Quick Trips on the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center YouTube channel.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions are currently closed to the public but continue to operate virtually during this time of social distancing.More information related to social media and online resources for each division of DCA is available upon request. State Historian Rob Martinez shares his Top 5 books on New Mexico history in a video posted on the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Facebook page. The official music video for Albuquerque musician Ron Crowder’s song “Liberty,” featuring poet Hakim Bellamy, can be viewed on the New Mexico Music Commission Facebook page. The track was named Best Song at the New Mexico Music Awards in 2018.center_img The virtual exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Screenshot/ladpDCA News:SANTA FE — The museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) each week offer a series of online educational and inspirational programs designed for all ages to be enjoyed at home.Listen to the newest installment of the podcast “La Hilacha: Words and Memories,” produced by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. In this episode, History and Literay Arts Director Valerie Martinez interviews six members of the Barelas Youth Art Team collective known as “Sunset Mix,” whose latest community art project has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual exhibit “Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe” is now available for viewing on the Museum of International Folk Art website. This tour opens a door to the creative universe of Girard, who was regarded as one of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century, and shows his close relationships with contemporaries such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Andy Warhol, and Rudi Gernreich.Also, the Museum of International Folk Art will host the ninth performance of the virtual concert series “Our Fair New Mexico,” featuring Joe and Archie West. Watch the concert on Facebook at 7 p.m., Friday, May 22.  Here are more great programs from across the Department:Did you know the building now called the Santiago E. Campos U.S. Courthouse in Santa Fe was originally designed to be the territorial capitol for New Mexico? Learn more about this and other buildings across the state listed in the National Register of Historic Places through weekly posts on the Historic Preservation Division Facebook page.last_img read more

Hansom: Damage limitation

first_img#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Awkward announcementLet’s kick off with Carillion, for a change. Timing, they say, is everything. Galliford Try’s construction boss Bill Hocking told one of my scribes that the joint venture building the Aberdeen bypass scheme in Scotland had been due to get a payment from Carillion the very day it went bust. Instead of the JV pocketing Carillion’s cash that morning, the remaining joint venture partners – Galliford Try and Balfour Beatty – were forced to announce a few hours later that Carillion’s implosion would leave them out of pocket by up to £80m. From boom to, erm, bust.Painfully funnyOne of my more internet-savvy associates saw a timely joke on the Twittersphere the other day. It went like this: “Three contractors pitch up at Downing Street to fix a fence. The first, from Birmingham, measures up the fence and says he can do the job for £900 – £400 for materials, £400 for his crew and £100 profit for him. Then the lad from Liverpool measures up and says he can do it for £700 – £300 for materials, £200 for the crew and £200 profit for him. The bloke from London dispenses with measuring up and merely says he can do it for £2,700. The Downing Street minder splutters: ‘How on earth can you justify that?’ The Cockney geezer says: ‘£1,000 for me, £1,000 for you, and we get the Scouser to do it for £700.’ The government official smiles and says: ‘Done!’ And that is how Carillion was born.” Funny, ‘cos it rings true …Construction Week cleans upThere has been an understandable furore of late around the representation of women at certain business functions, not least in the wake of the scandal of the recent Presidents Club fundraising event, where inappropriate behaviour by some of the all-male attendees towards a number of female hostesses was exposed. So it was good to see the organisers of UK Construction Week issuing new guidelines last week to exhibitors at the 2018 show, which will be held in October. It’s presumably designed to stop the sort of Las Vegas showgirl-style displays that were visible on one firm’s stand at the 2017 trade shindig. Will this new spirit, I wonder, be in evidence at next month’s property bash Mipim – famous for its raucous atmosphere – in the south of France?Driving homeIt has not escaped the notice of readers that we have a shortage of homes in this country. But the lengths some people will go to build one never ceases to amaze me. A couple in Enderby, Leicestershire, converted their garage into a second home – albeit a small one at the bottom of the garden – thereby contravening planning regulations, which stipulated the structure should house vehicles only. Having been rumbled, the pair were taken to court and fined nearly £2,000 each. The couple now have to gut the home and restore it to its former glory. Presumably the family Hyundai will be relieved. Bus shelterContinuing with housing, I was heartened to read about the Brenland family of Ipswich, who recently bought an old double-decker bus to house some of the town’s homeless people. The vehicle has a lounge area, a kitchen and a bathroom and can sleep up to 14. Those with a drugs or drink problem have to sign up to a rehabilitation programme, but otherwise this comes with no strings attached. The family has also opened a shop selling second-hand clothes and giving out free garments to those in need. There are similar bus shelter schemes in Milton Keynes and on the Isle of Wight. A case of good people doing good things, I think you’ll agree. An unusual must-seeWhen I think of tourists visiting this country, I always imagine they want to take in famous sights such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. However, a more prosaic destination has been awarded a “Hidden Gem” accolade by tourism agency Visit England. The Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Infrastructure Learning Hub in the grade II-listed library at its Westminster HQ has been recognised for its visitor experience. Exhibition “Invisible Superheroes” highlights the role civil engineers play in the world. I hear the ICE bods are cock-a-hoop, especially because they feel it affirms what has long fallen on deaf ears – that the nuts and bolts of civil engineering is really, really interesting.Send any juicy industry gossip to [email protected]last_img read more

IBA 2013: opposition to open jurisdictions ‘uncompetitive’

first_imgInternational jurisdictions should have nothing to fear from opening their legal borders to English and Welsh lawyers, a leading City figure has said.Alasdair Douglas (pictured), chairman of the City of London Law Society, said the current opposition of countries such as India to allowing in foreign lawyers could be seen as ‘anti-competitive’.Speaking at a roundtable event at the International Bar Association conference in Boston yesterday, Douglas said concerns about the threat from incoming lawyers were unfounded.’English lawyers don’t want to trample on foreign lawyers at all. Our clients want us to work internationally. We’re very conscious to work with international firms without upsetting local people.’English firms don’t want to export English lawyers for the rest of time. It’s hugely expensive and culturally not right. After a few years the local lawyers become experts and they get to play in this great international game – it drives the local lawyer to a terrific level.’As well as India, which has refused to liberalise its jurisdiction despite lobbying from the legal profession and British government, restrictions on practising exist to varying degrees in nations such as Brazil, China and Nigeria.The event heard that ‘host’ nations have felt resentment when forced to work with foreign lawyers and are yet to be convinced of the benefits.Deidre Sauls, president of the Namibian Law Society, said her country enforced restrictions on foreign lawyers as a way of protecting the domestic market.’You don’t want to just give your market away,’ she said. ‘There are those who feel there should be some more liberalisation and others would feel historical factors are there for a reason which is to maintain the interests of the local profession given that it was so small. There is a fear they would be swamped by firms that are bigger than our entire profession.’But countries were warned they risk holding back investment in their domestic industries if they continue to put up barriers to foreign lawyers.Nick Eastwell, former Linklaters partner and now City adviser to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said: ‘People are investing round the world and if you don’t allow English lawyers to come in there won’t be enough lawyers on the ground to advise on contracts.’last_img read more

Firearms amnesty ‘a success’

first_img13 April 2010More than 32 000 firearms were recovered across South Africa during the latest firearms amnesty, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in Pretoria following the passing of Sunday’s deadline for people to hand over their illegal firearms without facing prosecution.The largest number of firearms was recovered in Gauteng province, followed by Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape respectively.‘A success story’Speaking to reporters, Mthethwa said that of the 32 169 firearms surrendered at 240 police stations throughout the amnesty period, 27% were illegal. He described the campaign, dubbed Awlethu mshini wakho (surrender your firearm), as a success story in the battle against crime and illegal weapons.“Our figures indicate that 53% of these [firearms] were voluntarily surrendered. This is most pleasing because prior to the launch of the amnesty there were doubts as to whether people would surrender illegal firearms.”Road blocks, search and seizuresMthethwa said the strategy adopted by the police throughout the period was also to ensure that the process was accompanied by intensified and focused police operations in the form of roadblocks and search-and-seizures.With regard to the firearms handed in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal, Mthethwa said the figures were encouraging, considering that these provinces experienced the highest level of violent crime, much of which involved firearms.Both Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal needed to be commended for the number of firearms confiscated by police operations during the amnesty period, he said.One of the provisions of the amnesty declaration was that all illegal firearms surrendered during the amnesty period be destroyed within six months.Mthethwa said that between January and April this year, an estimated 109 582 firearms were destroyed, adding that the destructions contributed to public confidence in the process.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Qantas to look at Paris after conquering Perth-London non-stop

first_imgQF9 leaves Perth. Photo: Duncan Watkinson / Showcase Photographix. Qantas will decide on a Perth to Paris non-stop service for late 2019 by December after evaluating nine months of operations of the London non-stop flight.En route to London on the inaugural Perth to London flight on Saturday, the airline’s chief executive Alan Joyce told AirlineRatings.com that the Paris route – or another European destination such as Frankfurt – “would be evaluated against the success of the Perth to London service.”Read Natalie Richards” Economy Class ReviewAnd the signs look good.“The response to the flight has been amazing, both for the attention it’s received and the bookings we’ve seen coming in,” said Mr Joyce.“Bookings are particularly strong in premium classes and for the next month we have 90 percent load factor.”Read: Qantas Boeing 787 defeats the tyranny of distance.Mr Joyce added that the spread of bookings was about 60 per cent to or from Perth and 40 per cent to and from Melbourne and other ports.Qantas used newest 787 Dreamliner ‘Emily’ to operate the inaugural service, which features a livery based on the artwork Yam Dreaming by Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye.But just in case of a technical glitch the airline had a plan B in the form of a second 787 ironically registered – VH-ZNB – sitting beside Emily at Perth Airport fueled up ready to go.However, it wasn’t needed and push back was at 6.49pm – a minute early.With Captain Jeff Foote, the pilot flying, taxi to runway 21 was effortless.And so was the take-off,  which was met with hundreds of flashes from cameras from the thousands of well-wishers in the viewing area below, as the Boeing 787-9 streaked past and into history.Throughout the cabin when the nose lifted signally flight there were cheers and clapping from the more than 220 passengers.Tropical Cyclone Marcos, off the West Australian coast, tried its best to disrupt the flight with some light bumps but it only delayed festivities for an hour allowing passengers to get a head start on their movie marathon.Qantas nonstop LondonThe route of the historic Perth-London flight. Photo: Geoffrey Thomas.The Boeing 787’s much touted turbulence suppression smoothed out the jolts.Once the seat belt sign was off the festivities kicked in.Champagne flowed as many forgot – for a few hours at least – the University of Sydney’s great work on how to survive a 17-hour flight.This was history.The media roamed the cabin talking with the many enthusiasts on the flight.There were a group of 6 who had flown to Melbourne to join QF9 at its origin.Led by Amity Travel’s Luke Chittock, they had snared their bookings when the flight was operating its previous scheduled to London via Dubai.Mr Chittock had the prized seat 1A and two of his fellow enthusiasts – Isabelle Chu and Brian Conway – had 2A and 3A.The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, took a back seat in 7F.A veteran of many inaugural flights, Mr Chittock said that the 787 flight “was the best.”“Everything about this flight has been brilliant,” said Mr Chittock.Qantas Perth London non-stopQantas CEO Alan Joyce (second from left) with Brian Conway, Isabelle Chu and Luke Chittock.Those thoughts were echoed by Mr McGowan.“This is an amazing flight and it’s great for WA and tourism to our state.”“We must maximize on the opportunities this flight provides to see our marvelous beautiful state,” said Mr McGowan.The Premier and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia have a whirlwind round of engagements in London and Europe to promote WA tourism.Mr Papalia said that the non-stop London flight put Perth on the map with other countries such as China.“Now other destinations we are targeting are taking us seriously,” Mr Papalia said.Many passengers were on board because it was the first non-stop flight to London but those who were on by sheer chance, reveled in the steady stream of television cameras and photographers that passed by.Perth london nonstop QantasAirlineRatings editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas on the flight.British expat John Dewberry, who was travelling to visit family in the south of England, travelled with his wife Martina and children Isabel, 5, and Sam, 3, in economy.“I think we’re the only family on board, we’re probably the only ones mad enough,” he quipped at the start of the flight.Yet, just a few hours from the end, the children were rested and engrossed in children’s movie Coco.“Isabelle’s slept loads… it’s going quite well,” he said.“I think I prefer doing it this way, without a stop.“It’s a hassle having to get everything off and go around the airport to get back on again.”And that sentiment was broadly echoed throughout the cabin.Read: Qantas’ healthy soothing loungeTom Harris in row 42C, also in economy, said he didn’t miss the [Dubai] stop at all.“I could just stretch my legs walking around here in the cabin.“It was a very comfortable and enjoyable flight,” said Mr HarrisThe combination of the 787’s lower cabin altitude and higher humidity with the research done by University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre into foods and mood lighting appear to have won over passengers.CNN’s Richard Quest summed it up well.“Qantas have nailed ultra-long-haul flying by bringing science into the equation.”“This is superb.”Geoffrey Thomas travelled to London as a guest of Qantas.last_img read more

How to Hire Patient People

first_img Dr. Bruce Weinstein is on Twitter @TheEthicsGuy. Originally posted on The Ethics Guy Blog. I once saw a photograph of a dandelion plant. On its own, that image wouldn’t be anything special: dandelions are everywhere. But these dandelions were nestled atop a small mound of asphalt. Somehow they had managed to push through this seemingly impermeable barrier and reach their goal: bathing in sunlight and fresh air. If there is a better illustration of patience than this photograph, I’ve yet to see it.Patient employees are like these dandelions: they keep pushing on with their mission until they prevail. They don’t allow themselves to be diverted from their path by external forces, and their persistence pays off. They also make the lives of HR managers easier, because they’re less likely to give rise to ethical problems that stem from having a short temper.  The following questions may help hiring managers get a better sense of a job candidate’s capacity for patience.Tell me about a time when something at work deeply frustrated you, but you kept calm and dealt with the problem.The angel is in the details here, and the details are the subject’s nonverbal cues. Pathological liars aside, it would be difficult for a job candidate to tell a convincing story about how he or she patiently handled a challenge at work if it weren’t true. When I’m around an impatient person, I feel ill at ease. On the flip side, a calm person has a calming presence. The smart interviewer, therefore, pays attention to how he or she feels when the candidate is telling the story. (Of course, the interviewer should check in with him- or herself to be sure that any feelings of unease aren’t the result of unconscious bias, which I discussed in a previous blog post, How to Hire Fair People.)Tell me about a project you worked on that took longer to complete than you had anticipated. What was the project, what got in the way, and how did you deal with those obstacles?It’s not necessary to spend years on a project to demonstrate patience. If a candidate had good reason to believe that a project was going to take a couple of weeks but turned out to require several months, seeing it through to the end could demonstrate an admirable degree of patience. A lot of business deals fall into this category.Job candidates who refer to flexibility as a critical component of their success are on the right track. Again, though, one wants to hear exactly what that flexibility amounted to. Did it involve recalibrating when the project was likely to be over or shifting the work/life balance when family issues arose? Candidates who tell a story that speaks to either of these issues and do so credibly are likely to be patient people who will therefore be a credit to the institution.It’s useful to include a discussion about patience in an employee’s performance review. An assessment of this quality will probably not be in the employee’s record, so the above questions offer a way of finding out the degree to which patience has played a role in the employee’s success.This is the ninth in a series of blog posts on how to hire high-character people. The first eight were How to Hire Honest People, How to Hire Accountable People, How to Hire Caring People, How to Hire Courageous People, How to Hire Fair People,  How to Hire Grateful People, How to Hire Humble People, and How to Hire Loyal People.Next time, we’ll look at what it means to be a present person and how to evaluate this quality in job applicants.last_img read more

Weekly Case Study: IBM Credits Virtualization With Helping Client Contain Server Sprawl

first_imgIBM had a credit card processor client with more than 4,700 servers spread across 10 data centers. IBM did an analysis and found that the servers were being underutilized.The solution? IBM recommended the client create a virtualization platform that consolidated servers and lowered the time and cost of administration.Download the case study Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Related Posts last_img read more