Test-Taking May Improve Learning for All Ages

No matter their age or if they work or go to college full time, people appear to learn more when tested on material, rather than simply rereading or restudying information, according to research published online in the American Psychological Association (APA) journal Psychology and Aging. “The use of testing as a way to learn new information has been thoroughly examined in young students,” said the study’s lead author, Ashley Meyer, PhD, a cognitive psychologist with the Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence. “This research builds on that and supports the notion that educators, or even employers, can use tests to increase learning in adults of […]

EPA’s Gina McCarthy Praised as a Practical, Effective Environmentalist and Respected Regulator

Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head EPA, has served in federal and state government for over 25 years, including a stint as Governor Mitt Romney’s energy and climate advisor in Massachusetts. McCarthy has worked closely with environmental advocates and with industry leaders and has earned the trust of both sides. Here is what some industry leaders and environmental advocates have to say about her: Scott Segal, a lawyer with Bracewell & Giuliani, a Houston law firm that represents energy companies: “Gina McCarthy is engaging, effective and willing to listen to the regulated community – even if we don’t always agree with her final rules.” Michael Brune, executive director, […]

Obama on EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy: ‘I’m confident that she’s going to do an outstanding job leading the EPA.’

An EPA crew heads back to unload the containers for sorting and proper disposal after an afternoon searching for hazardous containers along Captree Island in New York, following Hurricane Sandy. These tanks and many smaller containers held below deck were found by EPA and contractor boat crews. President Barack Obama March 6 nominated Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy for the top post at EPA. Following the President’s mentions of climate change in his second inaugural and recent State of the Union addresses, the nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator is seen by environmental advocates as another indication that the president is […]

Sandy Says: There’s No Shame in Being Safe

A new study – Current Practices in Occupational Health and Safety Sustainability Reporting – revealed that five organizations listed on the Corporate Knights’ 2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World reported more than 10 work-related fatalities in a year – with one organization reporting 49 in a year while another reported 70 worker deaths in a 3-year period (2010-2012). (See a news item about the study on p. 18 of this issue.) I actually could feel my blood pressure rise as I read that these companies, which had what I thought were outrageously high fatality rates, were considered “sustainable.” How sustainable can a company be when its employees […]

Sandy Says: There’s No Shame in Being Safe

A new study – Current Practices in Occupational Health and Safety Sustainability Reporting – revealed that five organizations listed on the Corporate Knights’ 2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World reported more than 10 work-related fatalities in a year – with one organization reporting 49 in a year while another reported 70 worker deaths in a 3-year period (2010-2012). (See a news item about the study on p. 18 of this issue.) I actually could feel my blood pressure rise as I read that these companies, which had what I thought were outrageously high fatality rates, were considered “sustainable.” How sustainable can a company be when its employees […]

Sandy Says: There’s No Shame in Being Safe

A new study – Current Practices in Occupational Health and Safety Sustainability Reporting – revealed that five organizations listed on the Corporate Knights’ 2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World reported more than 10 work-related fatalities in a year – with one organization reporting 49 in a year while another reported 70 worker deaths in a 3-year period (2010-2012). (See a news item about the study on p. 18 of this issue.) I actually could feel my blood pressure rise as I read that these companies, which had what I thought were outrageously high fatality rates, were considered “sustainable.” How sustainable can a company be when its employees […]

Hawthorn completes acquisition of fellow live event supplier Anagram

Martin Hawthorn, managing director of Hawthorn Currently employing more than 100 full-time members of staff, working across all industry sectors, Hawthorn has an annual turnover of £9 million, whilst the Anagram team stands at 15 and turns over £3 million per annum. Anagram will now dry hire equipment from their base in Cambridge, adding to Hawthorn’s existing bases in both the Midlands and London. Hawthorn’s managing director, Martin Hawthorn, said:  “This is an exciting opportunity for everyone within the group, allowing us all to open new doors, pool resources and develop existing relationships. There are many synergies between the two companies, bringing them together under one umbrella increases our knowledge, […]

Allen & Heath releases GLD Remote iPad app for wireless mixing

GLD Remote app GLD Remote connects to the GLD-80 mixer on a wireless network and gives the user instant access to any of the mixers channel faders and mutes, DCA faders and mutes, image controls, aux sends and assignments as well as channel input and output processing, mic-pre control and full metering. Whereas most other apps on the market offer limited control over the channel processing, GLD Remote gives control of high pass filters, gates, parametric and graphic EQ, compressors and input/output delays. Other features for system setup include a real time analyser (RTA) to ring out monitors and EQ the PA, the facility to name and colour channel strips, […]

Allen & Heath releases GLD Remote iPad app for wireless mixing

GLD Remote app GLD Remote connects to the GLD-80 mixer on a wireless network and gives the user instant access to any of the mixers channel faders and mutes, DCA faders and mutes, image controls, aux sends and assignments as well as channel input and output processing, mic-pre control and full metering. Whereas most other apps on the market offer limited control over the channel processing, GLD Remote gives control of high pass filters, gates, parametric and graphic EQ, compressors and input/output delays. Other features for system setup include a real time analyser (RTA) to ring out monitors and EQ the PA, the facility to name and colour channel strips, […]

TripleLite launches ‘stripped back’ digital signage system for SMEs called Electronic Posters

TripleLite Electronic Posters is a stripped back digital signage system aimed at small businesses, restaurants, bars, cafes, schools and nurseries allowing a user to create displays quickly and simply. As all content is stored on to USB locally to each screen, users can be assured it will not fail as it has no reliance on broadband connectivity, and has no moving parts. The TripleLite system is also suitable for one-off occasions, reception areas, internal displays, menu boards, promotions and across multiple screen estates.  It also has the ability to remotely monitor downloads and devices. Your Comment Cancel reply