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first_imgThis week’s news in brief2000 graduate gains Average graduate starting salaries are expected to rise by 4.1 per cent to£19,000, according to figures released yesterday by the Association of GraduateRecruiters.  The study reveals thatpublic sector graduate trainees will earn an average salary of £19,500 and onein 10 organisations plan to offer graduates more than £26,000.  www.agr.org.ukPay benchmark site The average salary for managers and administrators in the South East is£38,375 for men working 39 hours a week and £27,321 for women working 38 hoursa week, according to the IDS pay benchmark service. HR directors can check paydata drawn from 300 employers on 200 shopfloor and office jobs, fromaccountants to word processor operators, on the web site launched last week.  www.IDSPayBenchmark.co.ukNew-style balloting Industrial balloting is now part of the employment negotiations process, aTUC report has claimed.  The TradeUnions Trends Survey shows that although there were more ballots in the year toMay 2001 than in the previous year, industrial action followed in only justover half of these cases.  www.tuc.org.ukIT lacks HR planning Companies in the IT sector are exposing themselves to serious business risksdue to their lack of adequate HR planning, a report claims. The study byDeloitte and Touche finds that the absence of defined processes, procedures anddocumentation and a lack of consistency within global strategies in peoplemanagement have led to a third of the companies surveyed experiencing staffingproblems in the past five years.  www.deloitte.co.uk Sectors vie for talent Insurers are struggling to compete with banks and asset managers inattracting the most talented staff. Andersen’s report The Hidden Power ofEurope’s Insurance Giants suggests that the insurance sector’s poor image ismaking it difficult to recruit new staff and retain talent.  www.andersen.com Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 17 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Gamboa: Cops in ‘narco-list’ innocent until proven guilty

first_imgGamboa made the statement as he stillrefused to comment on controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, whoseinclusion on the supposed drug watch lists was confirmed by Interior SecretaryEduardo Año. “The 357 police officers on the list willbe given a chance, I have asked the President for time for the PNP to validateand evaluate the list,” Gamboa said. “[Just] because they are on the list, “When you say case build-up, yougather evidence para ma-file-an ng kaso sa korte,” Gamboa said. is not enough to stand in court, even in administrative proceedings.” Gamboa added that, if the informationbehind the tagging of a police officer isn’t true, the police will be clearedbut, If it’s true, the PNP will “have to exert effort to build casesagainst” that officer. [it] MANILA – Police officers whose names areon President Rodrigo Duterte’s “narco-list” must be “presumed innocent” untilproven guilty, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Archie Gamboa said. Espenido, a former police chief ofAlbuera town, Leyte and Ozamiz City, was earlier removed from his post inBacolod for undisclosed reasons until it was revealed that he was listed in thelatest “narco-list.” Espenido is known for leading theanti-illegal drugs operation that resulted in the death of Ozamiz mayorReynaldo Parojinog and his wife in July 2017. Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa. GMA NEWS He was also the police chief of Albuerawhen former mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was killed inside his jail cell aftersupposedly engaging policemen who served a search warrant in a firefight./PNlast_img read more

Beat writers split on outcome of Syracuse’s matchup with Notre Dame on Saturday

first_imgComing off a loss in the first road test of the conference slate, Syracuse (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts Notre Dame (12-3, 2-0 ACC) on Saturday. The Orange fell to the Demon Deacons, as it got out-rebounded for the first time all season and Tyus Battle got into second-half foul trouble. The Fighting Irish, however, are fresh off a dominating win over North Carolina State, despite being without stars Matt Farrell and Bonzie Colson.Here’s what our beat writers think of the matchup.Matthew Gutierrez (13-2)No luck neededNotre Dame 71, Syracuse 63At this point, the ACC slate for Syracuse looks relatively dim. A 12-3 Notre Dame team comes to town after taking care of a quality North Carolina State unit by 30 points. While the Irish won’t have Farrell and Colson, four other players reached double-figures Wednesday against the Wolfpack. The Orange doesn’t have that kind of diverse offense. And overall, SU fans may want to be concerned that the loss to a mediocre Wake Forest team could prove more than a blip. The Orange needs a fourth guy who can step up and score at or near double-digits every game. With no such signs, conference teams as good as Notre Dame will beat Syracuse.Sam Fortier (12-3)Slighting IrishSyracuse 64, Notre Dame 63AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNotre Dame is the latest elite offense to come at the Orange, but the Fighting Irish won’t be close to full strength. The team’s two most significant contributors, point guard Matt Farrell and big man Bonzie Colson, have been ruled out with an ankle injury and broken foot, respectively. Syracuse — a team known for its defense and strength at home — needs to take advantage of a really good team without its two best bucket-getters that’s caught off-balance reshuffling its lineup on the road. Then again, I’m 0-2 in predicting Syracuse’s ACC games, so take this for what it’s worth.Tomer Langer (12-3)The Hobbled IrishSyracuse 69, Notre Dame 64Through its first two ACC games, which is obviously an incredibly small sample size, it seems like Syracuse was following last year’s model through the conference. It surprisingly handily beat Virginia Tech at home, but struggled against a lower-ranked (per Kenpom.com) Wake Forest team on the road in an eventual loss. Syracuse is back home to play against a really strong — ranked 17th overall by Kenpom — Notre Dame team. But as Sam and Matthew already mentioned, UND will be down its two best players. Against Syracuse’s stingy defense at home, I think that’ll be too much to overcome. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 5, 2018 at 12:32 pmlast_img read more

SBC Digital Summit: Betting leadership focuses on ‘reopening unknowns’

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Sportsbet.io becomes main club partner of Southampton FC August 25, 2020 Stoiximan/Betano rebrands to Kaizen Gaming July 13, 2020 C-level leaders on the first day of the SBC Digital Summit spoke about the challenges of ‘business continuity in the face of COVID-19’ disruptions and mitigating the unprecedented circumstances that have changed global betting’s operational strategies. The discussion was started by moderator Jordan Levin, CEO of SG Digital, who asked the panellists to detail ‘first responses’ to the COVID-19 outbreak.Leading diverse betting organisations covering all components across retail and digital disciplines, all panel members recognised ‘workforce safety’ as their first response to the crisis.Noting a ‘rapid escalation’, GVC Holdings COO Shay Segev Group detailed that the FTSE firm was forced to implement a ‘crisis task force’ to coordinate group-wide contingency planning covering GVC’s global footprint.Segev stressed that this was no easy task, highlighting the varied response and guidance given by individual governments. He said: “None of us really understood the scale of the virus, so we chose to focus on business continuity.”A month into the lockdown, Segev explained that GVC leadership has chosen to evolve its task force programme to focus on COVID-19’s future response, evaluating dynamics related to ‘cash management, scenario planning and exit preparations’.For Segev, ‘exit preparations’ are now the industry’s great unknown. Leading GVC operations, he said that retail’s “covid’s reopening will be harder than its closure”.Segev continued: “Its been a tough challenge, as we have closed our large retail presence in the UK, Italy and Belgium. However, reopening will be the toughest challenge, as we will face tough procedures on customer social distancing and health and safety equipment to protect our workforce”. George Daskalakis, CEO of Stoiximan, shared Segev’s concerns on retail unknowns, but underlined that leadership must simply accept its COVID mandate in which ‘there is no return to normal’. Daskalakis stated that he has instructed Stoiximan management to study changes in consumer behaviour witnessed during this unprecedented period. Operating in Greece and Cyprus, Stoiximan has seen older die-hard retail consumers ‘change their motivations to adapt to playing online’ – a factor that has led the bookmaker to restructure its customer service to cater for these underserved consumers.  For Daskalakis, COVID-19’s biggest disruption relates to the fundamental changes in the relationship between player and operator.“We are seeing changes right now,” he added. “Especially in communications with our customer service teams. In the past players would be in a rush when talking to our agents, now they really want a discussion and a detailed chat about our long term plans. These are benefits we have to keep.”Mirroring Daskalakis’ positive remarks, Jesper Svensson – CEO of Betsson Group – underlined the need for betting to act on the front foot “responding to its individual community needs”.Svensson stated that leadership should have no surprise at regulators holding closer scrutiny of all high-risk sectors such as gambling during lockdown.Leading Betsson, Svensson has placed a strong focus on developing ‘community bonds’ which should require no regulatory mandate to be implemented.“We have increased our proactive interactions significantly,” he said. “Betsson is part of a local community and we have to contribute. Where we operate, we have given our apartments and resources to frontline workers.”Svensson reaffirmed that this is “no PR practice, it’s just the right thing to do”.The panel focus then shifted towards workforce impacts, in which Tim Heath – CEO and Co-Founder of Coingaming Group – said he has noticed intriguing reactions from his staff working under lockdown.Leading a digital enterprise, whose workforce has transferred seamlessly to working from home, Heath noted that “people have been more productive, but I fear that they are burning the candle at both ends – this could be a dangerous precedent”.Heath added that Coingaming would have no trouble in becoming a ‘remote style business’, but that work from home policies holds limited value for a young company seeking to move forward.“I’m very strong on and insistent in maintaining an office culture,” he said. “I value that we have an office, that we have personal meetings and I believe that those water-cooler moments are important. Employees can like work from home policies, but they can kill a company’s culture.”____________________The SBC Digital Summit runs from 27 April to 1 May 2020, featuring seven conference tracks, a virtual exhibition and virtual networking lounges, attracting an estimated 10,000 delegates from around the world. There is still time to register for the event, with company discounts available HERE.last_img read more

How much does each airline seat cost?

first_imgIt sounds incredible but it’s true. A First Class suite on some airlines cost $250,000 each and even the humble economy seat can cost $10,000!The reason is very simple. The seats must withstand a 16G crash force and remain fixed to floor tracks.History In the 1960s and 1970s aircraft seats had to withstand an 8G crash force but crash investigators found that in many crashes passengers were killed not by the crash itself but by seats that subsequently went flying through the cabin. Regulators toughened up the standards to better protect passengers in case of the incredibly rare event of an air crash. The new standard of 16G is five times more than your everyday crash dummy.last_img read more

Google vs. World: 79 Places Google is Being Sued or Blocked (Map)

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Google#international#web When you’re at the top of the heap, everybody watches you closely. Many people are sure to think you’re in the wrong. If you’re Google, that means you’ll be the subject of lawsuits. All around the world.You may have heard about some of these suits in the news, but it’s unlikely you’ve heard of them all. Competitive intelligence consultancy Aqute created a Google Map of all the lawsuits Google faces and the places where one of the company’s sites is blocked. Were you aware that YouTube is blocked in Afghanistan? That a rare-coin salesman in Florida is suing Google for listing his home address as his business address, putting his coins and family at risk. Check out all these legal challenges on the map below.The map is based on news coverage over the last 12 months, so some are referencing suits like the one with Viacom that are technically closed by now.Blue markers on the map below designate lawsuits, red markers places where a Google property is being blocked.Google must have one very busy legal team. It was the company’s own idea to organize the world’s information, though. That’s a sure path to controversy.View Google vs the world in a larger map Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Kolkata Test: Indian pacers create a new record in thrilling draw at Eden

first_imgIndia pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav created a new record during the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.Bhuvneshwar, Shami and Umesh picked up 17 wickets in total which is the most by Indian pacers in a Test match in India. It was also the first instance in 262 Tests when no Indian spinner managed to pick up a single wicket in a home Test.Bhuvi, in particular, was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he finished with eight wickets (four wickets in each innings) in the match and deservedly bagged the man-of-the-match award. Shami picked up four wickets in Sri Lanka’s first innings and two in the second while Umesh scalped two in the first and one in the final innings.Chasing 231 in the final innings, Sri Lanka held on for a thrilling draw, finishing at 75/7, with the match being called off early for the third day in succession due to bad light.Captain Virat Kohli heaped praise on Bhuvneshwar after the match.”It was important to make something out of the game with whatever time we had. As you mentioned, conditions changed drastically into day four- five. We showed character after being on the back foot initially,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.”Bhuvneshwar has picked up pace. Bowls heavier balls than before and hits the right areas. He’s grabbing his chances and is a massive contender to start every Test match for India. He’ll do us good in overseas conditions, and not just in home conditions.advertisement”He’s going to be an important part of our plan going forward in all formats. He’s doing well in the shorter formats and now 8 wickets in this Test. Credit to him; he’s working hard and it’s paying for him,” he added.Earlier, Kohli led India’s fightback with a stunning 104* off 119 balls which included 12 boundaries and two sixes. India ended up with 352 for 8 and declared as soon as Kohli reached his 18th Test hundred with a six off Suranga Lakmal in the fag end of the second session.It was Kohli’s 50th century in international cricket and his first Test ton at the Eden Gardens.”I didn’t try to think about the situation and pressure. The shots started coming off. Luckily, they took the new ball – the old ball was soft and it wasn’t easy to get it away – and I thought I might as well go for it. If you have the intent,  luck favours you too. Little bit of luck, bit of inside edge in the seventies,” Kohli said on his hundred.In fact, so dominant was India’s pace battery that India’s star spin twin,  R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowled a total of 10 overs in the entire match. Ashwin was not even called on to bowl in the final innings. Imagine India trying to win a Test match on the fifth day and Ashwin not even getting an over.The next Test match will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur from November 24.last_img read more

10 months agoEverton chief Moshiri adamant new stadium will be built

first_imgEverton chief Moshiri adamant new stadium will be builtby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton chief Farhad Moshiri is determined for their new stadium to be built.Planning permission is set to be submitted in the second half of this year, with the first ‘spade in the ground’ anticipated in early 2020.After a number of false dawns over previous projects Moshiri is adamant the stadium will be built.”It has nothing to do with my vision, it is a necessity. That must be understood – we don’t have a choice, we don’t have a Plan B or a Plan C,” he said at their AGM.”Very much like Arsenal and Tottenham that had to build a stadium – they were not given stadiums like West Ham or Manchester City.”We have a lot of experience so I think we will complete this stadium, be sure that will happen. And I will throw as much money as needed.”Private markets will provide £350m, naming rights will give us some more and we maybe have an equity gap of £100m.”I think this club, under the management of Marcel and leadership of Denise (Barrett-Baxendale, the club’s chief executive) is sufficiently robust to see the project through. It is no luxury, we have to get it done.”If we want to have a big club we need a modern stadium and we will get it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

FCS Jacksonville State Leads Auburn At The Half

first_imgjJcksonville State's Jenkins seen in game against Auburn.Twitter/@NickJuskewycz There were plenty of interesting possible upsets on the college football slate today, but we didn’t tab Jacksonville State over Auburn as one of them. However, the Gamecocks, who went 10-2 in FCS play last year, are half way to a stunning win at Jordan-Hare Stadium. They lead the Tigers 10-6 at halftime.Auburn and Jacksonville State traded field goals early on, but the Gamecocks’ quarterback Eli Jenkins threw an impressive touchdown pass to Josh Barge to take the lead in the second quarter.Jacksonville State currently leads 6th ranked #Auburn 10-6, late in the second quarter. #JSUvsAUB pic.twitter.com/B50kBpQDXD— CFB Nation (@UofCFB) September 12, 2015There is plenty of time life, but Auburn fans have to be concerned with how the team has come out against what should be an overmatched opponent.last_img read more

A chronology of events in the Site C dam project in British

first_imgVICTORIA – A chronology of events in British Columbia’s Site C hydroelectric dam project:Late 1950s: The location for a third dam on the Peace River is first looked at after the locations of WAC Bennett Dam and Peace Canyon Dam were identified.1970s: Engineering work is done to determine the feasibility of a third dam.1989: Plans for Site C are shelved because of local opposition to the project.March 2001: The chairman of BC Hydro says he would like to see the project revived and get fast-track approval from the government.April 2004: BC Hydro includes Site C in a package of initiatives it is studying to boost the province’s long-term supply of hydroelectricity.December 2007: Preliminary cost estimates for Site C show the project could cost between $5 billion and $6.6 billion, doubling previous estimates by the province.April 2010: The B.C. government announces plan to build Site C.December 2013: Public hearings begin on the project.May 2014: A joint review panel gives no clear yes or no answer but says B.C. will need new energy at some point. It says the project would cause significant adverse effects on the environment and wildlife, as well as Aboriginal communities and farmers in the area.October 2014: Provincial and federal environmental certificates are issued.December 2014: The B.C. government makes the decision to go ahead with construction.July 2015: Construction begins on Site C.July 2015: The B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition by the Peace Valley Landowner Association challenging provincial environmental approval of Site C. An appeal was dismissed in September 2016.August 2015: The federal court dismissed an application by Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nations challenging environmental approval of Site C by the federal government. An appeal was dismissed in January 2017.February 2016: A judge orders protesters to leave their tent camp near the construction site after BC Hydro seeks an injunction.December 2016: The government says the project is on schedule and on budget.March 2017: The government says more than 2,000 workers are employed at Site C.Aug. 2, 2017: The province’s newly sworn-in NDP government asks the B.C. Utilities Commission to review the project as it considers cancelling or delaying its construction.Aug. 28, 2017: A United Nations panel says construction of the dam should be stopped until there is a full review of how it would affect Indigenous land.Nov. 1, 2017: The B.C. Utilities Commission says the project is over budget and behind schedule in its report to the government, which promises a decision on Site C’s future by the end of the year.Dec. 11, 2017: Premier John Horgan says the dam will be completed but the price tag is expected to rise from $8.3 billion to $10.7 billion.(Source: The Canadian Press, BC Hydro, B.C. government)last_img read more