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  • Iterate, then do it again, for better project management

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Project management at WSECU($3.0B, Olympia, WA) has taken a sharp turn in the past year.Before the fall of 2018, the credit union would identify a new or improved product or service and, at the onset of each development project, create a strict step-by-step structure for stakeholders to follow. That linear methodology is known as “waterfall.”In this methodology, the credit union can departmentalize projects, set schedules, evaluate projects as they move through phases one by one, and more. There’s a lot to be said for the level of control waterfall offers; however, there are also limits to the approach.“We found we either weren’t getting things done quickly enough, or we were working on too many things at once,” says Paul Kirkbride, the credit union’s chief credit officer. In addition, the transformation to agile was made, in part, to improve the overall member experience.last_img read more

  • British blame leaky drain for foot-and-mouth outbreak

    first_img The existing drain has been relined and manhole covers have been sealed, pending the construction of a new drainage system for the laboratories, DEFRA reported. In an epidemiologic report that accompanied the findings, DEFRA officials wrote that a surge of rainfall on July 20 and two of the following days could have compromised the drainage system. “This effluent might have contained ‘packets’ of virus contained in the cellular debris, which was discharged from the vaccine production containment facility,” the report states. DEFRA officials had previously linked the outbreaks to a leak from FMD laboratories near Pirbright where a commercial vaccine producer and a government-funded research institute share a facility. The reports released today were produced by the government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and independent consultant Brian Spratt, a professor of molecular microbiology at Imperial College in London. DEFRA today also published its response to the reports, outlining several steps it will take to remedy problems at the Pirbright facility and prevent similar problems at other facilities that work with pathogens. DEFRA epidemiological report “Even in these extraordinary circumstances, this should not have happened and must not happen again,” Benn said. “That is why we are taking every possible precaution to prevent this from happening again.” Final HSE report on FMD outbreakhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/news/archive/07aug/finalreport.pdf The United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) today released two final investigative reports on FMD outbreaks in late July at two farms in Surrey, which led to the slaughter of 570 animals. The outbreaks were the first in Britain since 2001, when widespread FMD outbreaks devastated the country’s cattle industry. Debby Reynolds, the UK’s chief veterinary officer, said in the press release that she was satisfied that FMD had been eradicated from Surrey and that the 10-km surveillance zone and other remaining restrictions would be lifted at noon tomorrow. Sep 7 HSE press release on final FMD reporthttp://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2007/e07032.htm Aug 7 CIDRAP News story “Report: Lab leak likely caused UK foot-and-mouth outbreak”center_img However, DEFRA said in the press release that it would go beyond the HSE recommendation and require the laboratories to use additional heat treatment systems and other preventive measures to sterilize the waste within a high-containment area. The department said it would not remove licensing restrictions from the labs until such systems are in place. See also: DEFRA also announced it ordered a review the government’s regulatory framework for animal pathogens and advised other laboratories to ensure they are following procedures already in place to avoid similar pathogen leaks. Construction trucks at the Pirbright site, which were not washed or disinfected before leaving the area, could have picked up contaminated soil on their tires and wheel wells and transferred the FMD virus to roads near the first farm that reported FMD cases, the report said. Sep 7, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Britain’s recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) were likely caused by faulty wastewater drains at a laboratory facility, which contaminated soil that was then spread by trucks to a nearby cattle farm, British authorities announced today. Hilary Benn, secretary of state for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, said in a press release today that the reports reveal that experts aren’t absolutely certain about how the outbreak occurred and haven’t identified a single cause. Genetic sequencing tests on virus samples from both of the affected farms suggested that the infection at the second farm came from the first farm, the investigators found. Though officials said faulty drain pipes were probably to blame for the FMD virus leak, investigators also found other problems at the Pirbright facilities, including several biosecurity breaches, such as inadequately monitored worker and vehicle movement and incomplete recordkeeping. The HSE report recommended that DEFRA review the practice of using chemical treatments to sterilize liquid waste containing high-risk pathogens. Investigators reported that when the Pirbright lab workers dispose of liquid waste, they flush it into a discard tank with citric acid wash, then pump the fluid into an effluent tank where it is mixed with sodium hydroxide to kill the virus.last_img read more

  • Fire leaves 400 students homeless

    first_imgThe university management asked the students to vacate block B and A of the hostel to pave the way for investigations. He said victims whose belongings were lost in the fire or stolen during the rescue mission would get support from the university. The fire is reported to have started on the second floor of the three-storey block at around 8.30 am. Students claimed an electric problem may have sparked the fire, adding that the building had experienced a flactualtion of electric supply in the recent past. Fire fighters from Ilala arrived when students had managed to put out the fire using water buckets. They fetched water from the ground floor. “We order that all students residing in this wing be vacated and be given another place for accommodation while the building is being renovated,” said Prof Mukandala. About 400 students of the University of Dar es Salaam who reside at Mabibo hostel have no place to stay after a fire destroyed a section of the hostel yesterday. Two students were injured during the incident, including one who jumped from the second floor to save her life. They were admitted at Muhimbili National Hospital.center_img Briefing journalists at the scene, the varsity’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Rwekaza Mukandala, said primary observations have ascertained that the burnt building was not safe for residential purposes after it had developed a huge crack. The fire only heightened the decision to move them out. The fire, whose cause could not be immedidately known, burned a store where mattresses were stored and spread to five adjacent cubicles which were completely destroyed. Fear and confusion engulfed the occupants who are females, as most of them ran to save their lives, and a few ran after their belongings. As a result one student was said to have jumped from the second floor through the window.last_img read more

  • LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

    first_imgLOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES By Aidan GuthrieSt. Mary’s GAABingo in the Hall on Tues at the earlier time of 8.30pm. Lotto results 2 with 3 counties Elaine Gallagher &Helen Long Convoy Next Weeks Jackpot €2300 Lotto available from any Committee Member. St Marys A.G.M. will take place on Sunday 6th Jan 2013 at 3pm ALLNominations need to be returned to Julia before 6pm on Friday 28th December. UNDERAGE PRESENTATION will take place on Sat 8th Dec @2.30 with a Donegal all Star and All Ireland winner as special guest.Blood Transfusion ServiceThe Blood transfusion service will be in Jackson’s hotel Ballybofey at the following times. Mon 10th Dec 6.30pm to 9.30pm Tues 11th and Wed 12th Dec 3.00 pm to 5.00pm and 7.00pm Please come along at time that suits you and bring a friend or two. Blood is urgently needed at this time so please please come along and donate.Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 07th Dec 7:30-9:30pm.DATE FOR YOUR DAIRY: We are having our “BIG CHRISTMAS DISCO” on Sat 15th Dec in the hall from 4:30-6:00pm. All primary school children and younger welcome, lots of games and fun things to do, Adm €3.Finn Valley AC Jogging GroupThe Finn Valley AC has recently established a Jogging Group which meets every Monday night in Convoy opposite Breen’s Bar @ 7p.m.! All welcome! Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 28th Nov 02, 05, 06, 19. No jackpot winner 2 Match 3. Numbers €50 each Mick Quinn, Churchill. Lucia diamond, Milford. Next weeks jackpot €3,675 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agaibh.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandWe would like to thank all our members and friends for their dedication in 2012. We will have a wee break now until the New Year, but remember the 3 Ps. Aye that’s right practice, practice & practice. Enjoy the break agus go raibh maith agaibh.Slimming World Slimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm.  New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to [email protected] NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: December 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

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