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How did Brown-Forman perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data

2019-12-05 17:11:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

A healthy second quarter has boosted Brown-Forman's performance in the first half of the group's fiscal-2020.

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User Training on RInstat for Climate Data Analysis

2019-12-05 13:12:38| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

GENERAL CONDITIONS START February 2020 TYPE OF BUSINESS Aerospace CONTRACT Freelancing WORKING LANGUAGE English DEADLINE 15 Jan 2020 SKILLS The provider shall have Excellent knowledge of and working experience in the programming language R and the statistics software RInstat. Excellent knowledge and working experience in statistics. Excellent skills in developing training material and delivering training. An ability to engage with training participants and instructors to collaboratively solving statistical questions and software RInstat and CM SAF R Toolbox related issues. Experiences in working in developing countries Experiences in distance learning methodologies. The provider shall be able to demonstrate the following behavioural skills Service and User Focus Team working and coordination Quality Orientation Fluency in English is mandatory and a working knowledge of French would be a highly significant advantage. TASKS The key person shall provide support on RInstat and statistical analysis of climate data using RInstat during Client climate trainings events andor training events jointly organized with partners. This includes, but is not limited to the installation of RInstat on digital devices, such as users computing environments training on the application of RInstat to both, time series of satellite and in situ data and comparison between them addressing training participants questions related to the application of RInstat to time series of both satellite and in situ climate data. This shall include responding to questions related to statistical problems e.g. related to time series analysis spatial statistics. The key person shall provide training material for Client climate training events. The format of the material will depend on the format of the event, which can be an online event, a facetoface event or a combination of both. The appropriate format of and the material will be specified by Client in the corresponding WP. The key person shall provide to Client a draft version of the training material in advance to each event, to allow review and discussion. Final versions shall also be provided prior to each event. Deadlines will be specified in the corresponding WP on a case by case basis. Per facetoface event the key person shall make available the number of trainers requested by Client. Trainers shall travel to the location where the onsite training takes place and be present throughout the duration of the training event. Note The duration of a facetoface training is usually 3 5 days. It is estimated that per event no more than two trainers may be required for the entire duration of the event. Training events are usually hosted in Europe or Africa, but may also take place elsewhere. Per synchronous online training event the key person shall make available the number of trainers requested by Client. The trainers shall connect to the tool selected by Client e.g. Webex, Skype and provide live sessions andor contribute to them as requested by Client. This includes being available for test sessions upon request. The purpose of the test session is to ensure the technical functionality of the session setup. Note The duration of online live training sessions is usually 1 3 hours. The key person shall provide the training materials agreed with Client prior to facetoface and online training events as applicable. Per asynchronous selfpaced online training, the key person shall design and steer the training modules and materials or contribute to the design and steering of the training modules and materials related to RInstat. All training material for nonlive online events shall be integrated into the online course structure provided by Client. Note Moodle is the online platform used to provide nonlive online training. Per asynchronous selfpaced online training, the key person shall respond to the questions of the training participants throughout the duration of the training period to be specified in the corresponding WP within one working day. Note The duration of an online training can vary from 1 2 weeks expecting participants to invest 10 hours per week to several month, expecting participants to invest 2 5 hours per week. The number of active participants of an online training is not expected to exceed 50. The key person shall be ready to develop RInstat functionalities to support users of satellitebased climate data in combining long time series of both, satellite data and station data, upon request. This will be specified in the individual work packages.

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Launchers Services Cost Engineer Data and Telemetry

2019-12-05 11:12:38| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Position Reference 006 Based in the ESA Headquarters in Paris, you will have the opportunity to provide support for the Exploitation Cost Monitoring Office STSEMC, in the Directorate of Space Transportation DSTS. You will be supporting audits, liaising with industry, and managing the implementation of a new strategy linked to cost reductions regarding telemetry services at the CSG, by maximizing the use of commercial solutions. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include Perform services at ESA HQD in support of STSEMC with regards to the implementation of new cost reduction strategy on Yearly Launch Service costs excluding manufacturing, ensuring the validity of processes carried out as described in operational contracts, and helping to improve the industrial and financial efficiency of the processes. Execution of activities related to the evolution of downrange stations for launcher telemetry using as far as possible commercial solutions, both satellitebased and groundbased, and help devising a strategy for the costeffective provision of the related services. Propose improvements on European Launch Systems operations and processes all aspects excluding manufacturing. Support the implementation, via frame contracts, the new strategy on downrange stations by outsourcing the telemetry services to selected commercial companies. Proposing dismantling strategy of nonneeded downrange stations or services. Support the implementation plans for having EDRS capable of providing data relay services to European launch vehicles. Coordinate with commercial operators and assist with preparatory work. Conferring with stakeholders about specifications, industrial capacities and capabilities, and project progress. Propose industrial, process, project and supply chain improvements. Coordinate with others internally and externally to assess the above and to create and implement changes. Confer with internal and external stakeholders about specifications, industrial capacities and capabilities, and status of projects and BAU. Review schedules, process flows, etc. to understand methods and activities in operations, integration and services, and how to improve efficiency and eliminate waste. Write and establish report elements which will be directly usable in the ESA reporting system such as proposals and progress reports. Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory You have a Degree qualification, masters in an engineering or related subject. You have at least 4 years of relevant work experience. You have a senior level of technical writing skills and command of the English language both written and spoken. You have experience highly developed capability in complex information data mining, analysis and reporting. You have willingness to travel often. The following skills would be highly desirable You have lean andor sixsigma training. You have knowledge of Launch Systems and Launch Operations and its functioning. You have experience in o Telemetry o Organizational change management o Industrial processes, contract and or supply chain management o Operational audits, MA, continuous improvement andor industrial processes. You have knowledge of relational database concepts. You have knowledge of French. How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 07012020. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above. About RHEA Group RHEA Group is a leading engineering consultancy firm with demonstrated expertise in space, system and secure software solutions. We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals and offer a range of exciting career paths working alongside clients such as the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, EUMETSAT and NATO.

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Kansas City district will repay Missouri for aid generated by fake data

2019-12-04 18:56:00| American School & University

Kansas City will pay the state $192,730 after the district falsely inflated attendance data from 2013 to 2016.

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EU Digital Czar to Probe Facebook's and Google's Data Wrangling

2019-12-03 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

The European Union has launched a probe into how Google and Facebook gather, process, use and monetize data for advertising purposes. The European Commission has begun distributing questionnaires as part of a preliminary investigation into Google's and Facebook's data practices. Facebook and Google join Amazon as targets of the EU's "digital czar," Margrethe Vestager.

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