RICS slammed for sale of probationers list

first_imgWould you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.last_img

Cricket News Kuldeep Yadav surges to second in ICC Twenty20 International rankings

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kuldeep Yadav has surged to second spot in the latest International Cricket Council rankings for Twenty20 Internationals. Kuldeep was the only bowler who escaped punishment in the Hamilton Twenty20 International against New Zealand by taking the wickets of Colin Munro (72) and Tim Seifert (43) to finish with figures of 2/26 from four overs. India lost a high-scoring thriller by four runs to lose a three-match Twenty20 International for the first time. New Zealand prolonged their pain in the shortest format as they won their eighth encounter against India in 11 games. Kuldeep’s great show in the Twenty20 International in Hamilton continued his good form in New Zealand where he was impressive in the ODIs.In the first two games in Napier and Bay Oval, Kuldeep finished with figures of 4/39 and 4/45 as India won an ODI series in New Zealand for the first time since 2009. Kuldeep is the only Indian bowler in the top 10 of the Twenty20 International rankings and he is behind Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan.Kuldeep’s spin bowling partner Yuzvendra Chahal after an indifferent series against New Zealand, dropped six places to be 17th while Bhuvneshwar Kumar maintained his 18th rank. In the batsmen’s list, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma swapped three places with compatriot KL Rahul, who didn’t feature in the recently-concluded series.  The batting chart is headed by talented Pakistani batsman Babar Azam while Rohit Sharma is in seventh. Rohit, who captained the side for the last two ODIs and in the Twenty20 International series, recently became the leading run-getter in T20Is. During the Auckland clash, he smashed his 16th fifty and became only the third player after Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle to hit 100 sixes in this format. Azam, on the other hand, recently became the fastest to 1000 runs in T20Is and in the series against South Africa, he top-scored with 90 but Pakistan still managed to lose the series 1-2 to the Proteas.India will now play two Twenty20 Internationals against Australia in Vizag and Bangalore on February 24 and February 27. After the end of the two-match series, India will play five ODIs which will be their last international assignment before the 2019 World Cup which will be held in England on May 31. Rohit Sharma is currently in seventh in the list for batsmen.Kuldeep Yadav took two four-wicket hauls in New Zealand.India have not yet won a T20I series in New Zealand. highlightslast_img read more

UW crew seeks first win

first_imgIn Madison for the only home competition of the year, UW men’s rowing head coach Chris Clark actually has more to worry about than a typical race. “In a home race, there’s almost as much worry about just getting things set up and mak[ing] sure the officials are here, et cetera, than it is worrying about your own team,” Clark said at a press conference Monday. “But the only thing that makes that regatta successful is the weather, so I don’t have control over that, but I wish I did.” Forecasts call for temperatures in the 70s and partly cloudy weather Saturday, so that’s one less thing for Clark to worry about when No. 8 Wisconsin hosts No. 18 Michigan and Northern Michigan for the Midwest Rowing Championships at Lake Wingra Saturday. However, adding to Clark’s list of worries is the stiff competition his team has had to face to start off the spring season. Last weekend, Wisconsin’s varsity eight fell to No. 1 Washington, No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 California at the Windermere Classic in Redwood City, Calif. “In football parlance, it’s probably scheduling Michigan and Florida and Notre Dame in the first couple of weeks,” Clark said. “Which can really work well depending on the way it plays out, but it also wipes you out a little bit.” And this weekend won’t be any easier with Big Ten opponent Michigan in town. In recent years, the Badgers and Wolverines have squared off in the season opener. However, schedule conflicts this season pushed the rivalry meet back to this weekend’s regatta. Typically the Midwest Rowing Championships serve as a showcase to the Madison community and campus for the UW crew team, but this year will be different with Michigan lining up on the other side of the water. “There’s been a few years that the competition hasn’t been so stiff, but [Michigan’s] pretty good,” Clark said. “That’s our main competition in this race; there’s no question it’s Michigan. … It’s the real deal when it’s Michigan.” And Clark knows this weekend is the time for his team to start winning. Despite a strong showing in the Windermere Classic, Wisconsin has nothing to show for it. While Clark isn’t upset with the varsity team’s 0-3 start, he is optimistic about being a championship contender come the end of May. “You don’t usually win championships by losing a lot of races,” Clark said. “That’s what I’ve found. You know, you’ve got to. Somehow you have to win at some point. “The reality is we’re just not usually as good as we will be later in the year. That’s a fact,” Clark continued. “So when you can come out and be competitive right away, that’s a good thing. It’s a really good thing. But nonetheless, there’s only so many times you can spend losing.” This year will be the 35th time UW has hosted the Lake Wingra event that dates back to 1973.last_img read more

Meet The Woman Who’s Tackling The Energy Industry’s PR & Pipeline Problem

first_imgKatie Mehnert was an unlikely energy executive:  a communications major who found herself not only in the industry, but quickly rising through the ranks at firms like Shell and BP.But Mehnert was troubled by the lack of diversity in the sector’s workforce. She worried the industry would stay homogenous and misunderstood due to its insular nature and unwillingness to court the press. So she left the corporate world to create Pink Petro, a learning community and social platform aimed at pulling more women and minorities into the energy sector.Here, she explains why an engineering degree isn’t a prerequisite to an energy job, how applicants can make their resumes shine, and why an offhand comment on a plane inspired her to launch Pink Petro.You worked at some of the largest energy companies, including Shell and BP. What spurred you to leave and start Pink Petro?I consider myself a “tweener” — I’m no longer officially inside [the industry], but I’m not an outsider either. I wanted Pink Petro to be the rational middle.I studied journalism in school, but I landed in [oil & gas] in part because my dad had been an engineer. And I found the energy companies are pretty standoffish to media. A lot of what they do is difficult, serious work – handling hydrocarbons and electric current – and there are men and women risking their lives every day to make sure we can get hot coffee and power our iPads. Energy underpins every aspect of modern life.But unfortunately, that’s a great story that gets no press at all. You generally only hear about energy in the press if something goes wrong. The industry is terrible at telling its story because it’s been deathly afraid of the outside world. So it gets vilified. Meanwhile, you don’t hear about the women and minorities who are changing the old storyline, so it doesn’t inspire others to come join.I really wanted to be in the thick of telling that story. It began after Hurricane Katrina, when I was at Shell. I saw how the company sprang into action to get people fuel, how they flew people to the Gulf to figure out how to handle this disaster and get energy to people when the platforms were turned over. I was thinking, “God, life has come to a screeching halt here because of the lack of energy. But nobody sees what we do unless we screw up.” It was this massive a-ha moment.The big push for Pink Petro came a few years later, when I was on a flight in 2013. The man next to me and I got to talking, and he ended up saying, “What’s a nice, pretty lady like you doing in a dark, dangerous business like energy?” I thought, Dammit, I’m doing something about this.My husband thought I was nuts. I was on the path to take a big, big job in the sector. And I was leaving it to start…a website? But I said, “the time has come.” The industry needs to get rid of its camera shyness. Otherwise, everyone else is telling the story, based on incorrect assumptions. If we’re going to attract new kinds of talent, we need to tell our own story.Browse Thousands of Oil & Gas Jobs — Open NowWhat is the key to getting that new talent – namely women and minorities – into the energy sector, and how is Pink Petro working toward that goal?I’ve been talking to executive women in the sector who are retiring, asking: Is it getting better? They’re saying no, sadly. We’re seeing some women rise to C-suite positions – Susan Ellerbusch [new CEO of Air Liquide USA], Vicki Hollub [CEO of Occidental Petroleum], Jessica Uhl [CFO of Shell] – but the pipeline for the next generation is pretty dry.There’s a perfect storm: a generational, gender, and reputation gap. To bring people from different backgrounds into the industry, the biggest thing is showing them it’s possible. On the C-suite side, it takes measureable performance to make it happen. It’s taken a couple of major incidents in our business to realize safety is a license to operate. The CEOs who get it understand diversity is a license to operate too.So in order to engage CEOs, at Pink Petro we’ve focused on how inclusion offers great ROI. You need to clearly show the business case, and measure the results, to create change. A lot of people get nervous about quotas and the like. But if you don’t measure, it doesn’t happen. Safety is measured religiously as part of a company’s sustainability report. Inclusion should be measured the same – for example, inclusive companies have a 22% lower turnover rate, and if you have an engaged workforce they’re likely feeling empowered and extra-responsible for keeping everyone safe. It all ties together.I always correct people when they call us a “women’s networking group.” That’s so transactional. Pink Petro is a global business community —  all about the business case tied to diversity. We’ve had companies come to us and want to throw money at us, but we’re not looking to have people just slap our name on something. We’re asking, “Where are you in your journey, and how can we get you to the next level?”On the side of individuals, we provide professional development training, hold an annual conference and other events, perform resume reviews, enable conversations between people in the industry, post job listings at our Experience Energy site, and do anything we can to support our people. And we include men. There’s no room for the boys’ or girls’ clubs when you’re tackling a problem like this. In fact, 40% of the traffic to our site is men. Not all of them may be active in speaking up yet, but they’re consuming the information and I think that means they’re taking pause. We can’t do it unless we’re all working toward these goals.What Do We Need to Get More Women in STEM? 7 Experts Weigh InHow can someone break into oil and gas? What kinds of skills do you think are vital for success, and how can applicants make their resumes shine?Whether you do it through Pink Petro or otherwise, get to know someone who has worked inside oil and gas. Accessibility is key – it’s an insular industry that has bred from its own, and that talent strategy is not going to work in the future. We’ve got to show the role models and bring new blood in. Even in the past five years, I think people have become more willing to hear from and help new applicants.When it comes to training, I wasn’t a technical person myself. But a woman at Shell recommended me for a safety job and explained she needed someone who could get into hearts and minds. So I had to learn a lot about processes. I asked a million questions of people on the rig. What does this piece of equipment do? An engineer could take 20 minutes and explain if this piece breaks it costs a million dollars and we’ll have to take it out of distribution and it will affect supply…it was a lot. But I kept asking until I really got it. So don’t count yourself out if you weren’t an engineering major.The number one thing I look for, period — male or female, industry agnostic — is someone who is curious and hungry to learn. “I went to school and got X degree” doesn’t cut it anymore. I want to see on your resume that you’re always striving to take more on, you’re able to adapt in a volatile environment, you’re flexible and nimble. It can be hard to articulate that on a resume, so Pink Petro offers a free resume review on our careers site. Our approach is, before you put your name in the hat let’s put your best foot forward.It’s helping an individual, but it helps us all. This industry has been in a cave, and it’s an industry that affects everyone’s lives. It’s time to open it up.The Brilliant Career Advice from Deloitte’s CEO in One Sentencelast_img read more

The common practice for monitoring the Internet Pr

first_imgThe common practice for monitoring the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) network traffic has been to pretend it doesn’t exist by simply ignoring it or disabling it across corporate networks. But with the growth of both IoT and hyperscale data centers, the demand for IPv6 visibility is real, and an increasing portion of the Internet-connected population is requiring IPv6 connectivity.With the increasing number of Internet-connected devices like cars, drones, and devices, the previous Internet Protocol, IPv4, addresses have been exhausted, said Nick Kephart, senior director of product management at ThousandEyes. IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses, which limits the address space to under 4.3 billion addresses, he said. To solve this exhaustion issue, IPv6 was created back in 1998. IPv6 uses a 128-bit address, and it is designed to work well with today’s connected devices, the network’s architecture, and its traffic patterns, according to Nadir Izrael, cofounder and CTO of Armis, an agentless IoT security solution. Izrael added that IPv6 allows exponentially more devices to be connected to the Internet, which enables the growth of personal connected devices and IoT.In order to support this growth of IoT devices, and connected devices in general, IPv6 must be utilized. Without this visibility, a growing part of the network becomes a “black hole,” said Izrael, and this become a big concern for security. “Without visibility into the devices connecting to a network, they neither have control nor the ability to protect their network,” said Izrael. “Many devices today support both IPv6 and IPv4 out of the box – this includes network equipment and edge devices. Without IPv6 visibility an entire network segment becomes invisible – this may attract attackers, as it is an easy to use attack vector.”Why websites should adopt IPv6IPv6 adoption is being driven by two factors, according to ThousandEyes’ Kephart. The first is a shortage of IPv4 addresses due to the explosion of IoT devices, and the second factor is the “complexity of managing Network Address Translation (NAT) which can translate IPv4 addresses into IPv6 addresses and back for travel across networks,” said Kephart.Also, IPv6 is a necessary deployment for organizations as their networks scale, according to Armis’ Izrael. However, for companies that lack IPv6 visibility, this new implementation creates a “huge and growing blind spot,” he said. “As IPv6 is not well understood, and any devices that have serious vulnerabilities in their implementations can put the entire network at risk,” said Izrael.Despite the obvious benefits of IPv6 adoption, there is a delay in deploying IPv6. According to Kephart, this stems from the fact that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) decided that the IPv6 protocol wouldn’t be backward compatible with IPv4. As a result, workarounds like NAT are needed to allow legacy IPv4 hardware and newer IPv6 hardware to talk to each other, he said.In addition, the inefficiencies of NAT become overwhelming, said Kephart, and for network operators moving to sophisticated software defined models, hosting ephemeral services and managing end devices at scale, IPv6 is just the preferable model. “That is why we are seeing organizations such as Facebook, Comcast and T-Mobile leading the IPv6 charge and others, such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, helping to advance the transition,” said Kephart. These big tech companies are not the only ones driving IPv6 adoption. ThousandEyes’ own solutions extend network intelligence capabilities to include IPv6 devices. The company’s recently announced Cloud Agent supports IPv6 tests, and it’s provided on six continents offering global coverage for organizations. It also supports the use of dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 Enterprise Agents. According to Kephart, Enterprise Agents can have both addresses assigned and it will excuse tests biased on a user-defined preference for only IPv4 and IPv6 or a preference for IPv6, he said. “ThousandEyes’ support for IPv6 delivers visibility and insights into both IPv6 and dual-stack networks, enabling organizations to troubleshoot and analyze performance issues in the transit path that impact application and service delivery,” said Kephart. “By simulating end user and network behavior from major metro areas around the globe and gaining insights about performance to applications, organizations can deliver a superior digital experience and ensure a smoother transition to IPv6 over time.”last_img read more