West Indies at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule,…

first_img Football Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Queens Club Final LIVE: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie second set evenly poised, Follow Latest Updates Football Latest Sports News DateTeamsTicket Amount (INR)Timing(IST) West Indies at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you need to know Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, As the Indian Premier League gradually heads towards the climax, the ICC World Cup 2019 fever is already catching up. The social media and search engines are active and abuzz with the World Cup news and information. The excitement is building.In the inaugural edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup (1975), West Indies lifted the title by defeating Australia by 17 runs at Lords, London. They first won the championship in 1975, under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd. Then in the very next edition (1979) of the ICC World Cup, they won their second title by beating the host (England) by the huge margin of 92 runs at the same venue. In the third edition, they got defeated by the Men in Blues.  West Indies have won two consecutive World Cup title under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd, since then Windies have neither won the World Cup title nor entered in the final.ICC World Cup 2019 By Kunal Dhyani – May 1, 2019 Formula 1 Jun-14England v Windies16,910.213:00 PM Jul-01Sri Lanka v Windies5,777.943:00 PM Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED Jul-04Afghanistan v Windies5,242.333:00 PM All the fans can get their ICC World Cup tickets from ICC WebsiteAlso Read: India at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you need…Australia at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you need…ICC World Cup 2019: Free-to-enter fan zones in England and WalesICC World Cup 2019: Bangladesh change team’s playing jerseyEngland at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you… TAGSICCICC World CupICC World Cup 2019ICC World Cup 2019 ScheduleICC World Cup 2019 SquadsICC World Cup 2019 Team SquadICC World Cup West Indies Squad SHARE Tokyo Olympics: IOA thanks SpiceJet for agreeing to fly Olympic-bound athletes, officials to Tokyo Jun-17Windies v Bangladesh11,554.963:00 PM YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Jun-10South Africa v Windies12,037.403:00 PM Bengaluru Jun-22Windies v New Zealand8,666.956:00 PM ATP Tour Previous articleNess Wadia might face more trouble on IPL pitchNext articleHockey India recommends PR Sreejesh for Khel Ratna Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Jun-06Australia v Windies5,777.943:00 PM Sport News Cricketicc world cup 2019SportSport News Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Bett1Open 2021 Final LIVE: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, Follow Latest Updates F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen comes for 2nd pit stop, Hamilton retakes lead- Follow Live Updates ATP Tour Sport News by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsHere are all the things that a one should know for West Indies at ICC World Cup 2019:Squad:  Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.Schedule and timing: Facebook Twitter May-31Windies v Pakistan6,259.473:00 PM Sport News Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu will be under pressure in Tokyo, winning medal won’t be easy, Jwala Gutta Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Jun-27Windies v India9,629.923:00 PMlast_img read more

Rob Kearney, speaking from experience

first_imgSpecial day: celebrating Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam with messrs Bowe, D’Arcy, Ferris and Heaslip (Inpho)He suffered a back spasm on the morning of the deciding match in Cardiff and had to just kick the ball every time he got it because of his loss of flexibility. Fortunately, that was the game plan anyway! Kearney, in fact, played a number of huge matches in a compromised state, among them the 2016 Pro12 final against Connacht and the 2018 win over New Zealand.In what is a valuable lesson for any young players over-eager to please, Kearney says that 80% of the soft-tissue injuries he incurred over his career stem from a back injury caused by a moment of folly in the gym when he was 19. He was trying to match Dempsey’s 90kg lift and simply wasn’t ready for that challenge in terms of weight or technique.It took until 2016 before the penny dropped and Kearney realised that years of back injections were just masking other issues. He went to see performance rehabilitation specialist Enda King, who identified a raft of anatomy flaws and inter-linked weaknesses in Kearney’s body. Weeks of hard work – “I almost drowned in my own sweat” – was the catalyst to a late career renaissance still going on to this day. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Book Review Open book: Rob Kearney, Ireland’s most capped full-back, has plenty to say in No Hiding (Sportsfile/Getty) Rob Kearney, speaking from experienceIt’s around this time of year that the rugby judges for the Telegraph Sports Book Awards meet to dissect the various publications from the sport over the preceding calendar year. Rob Kearney’s autobiography, No Hiding, will be part of that discussion.Kearney will be 35 later this month and he recently became the oldest back to debut in Super Rugby. He’s seeing out his career with Western Force and there’s no doubt how they view him Down Under – his Force profile dubs him “Mr Reliable”. BUY NOW from AmazonIt’s an apt sobriquet and one in keeping with Kearney’s self-appraisal from his decorated career. He won four Six Nations titles with Ireland, two of them with Grand Slams, and started all 20 matches in those winning campaigns.With Leinster, he won four European Cups and six Pro14 titles. In 2012, when Kearney believes he arrived as a serious top-level player, he was named European Player of the Year.You don’t win 98 Test caps, three of them with the Lions, without having something special in your locker. In Kearney’s case, it was his ability to marshal the backfield, to catch anything sent his way, to not give even a crumb of hope to fly-halves probing for weakness.In the second Test of the 2009 Lions series, Fourie du Preez told his Springbok team-mates to stop kicking the ball to the Lions full-back (Kearney). If that wasn’t the Irishman’s greatest performance, we’d like to know what was. He was young, bold and confident, so much so that he even kicked a spiral bomb, something usually avoided because of the risk of a mishit.Peerless: Kearney scores for the Lions in the 2009 second Test, when he was extraordinarily good (Getty)“I was so much at ease with myself as a player back then,” Kearney says. “The older I’ve got, the more my game has become a constant worry about limiting my mistakes. Percentages.”That is less negative than it sounds because, in Joe Schmidt, Kearney found a coach who valued error-free consistency highly. Kearney couldn’t lacerate a defence like a Jordan Larmour, and he couldn’t adopt a second playmaker role like an Alex Goode, but he was dependable. Someone you could rely on.Some people criticised him for running the ball straight back at the defensive line. “That was the point. By running straight I’d never get caught in a side-on tackle and get knocked backwards, which would mean your forwards have no access into the ruck.” He was – and still is – the guy who served bread and butter when everybody wanted cake.New chapter: Rob Kearney addresses the Australian media after a Western Force training session (Getty)Kearney was brought up on a farm in Cooley, County Louth. He admits he was spoilt, allowed to play sport to his heart’s content instead of having to muck in with the chores.There is an early shock in the book when we learn that his older brother Ross was killed by a truck whilst crossing a road to post a letter. Ross was six at the time and Rob two-and-a-half, so he doesn’t recall the incident. The tragedy left a huge mark on the family, Rob growing up as an “awful attention seeker” between two demanding younger siblings and a terrible grief. On one occasion he cut a telephone cord with scissors to get his mum off the phone.Bullied at primary school, where he was perceived as ‘privileged’, Kearney began to find his feet at Clongowes Wood College. His sporting prowess made him popular and he played in three Leinster Schools Senior Cup campaigns, reaching the final in the last of those years when they lost to Blackrock College.Fresh-faced: in Leinster’s academy, aged 19 (Inpho)He attracted media attention from a young age and it’s clear that Kearney had an arrogance to him that didn’t go down well. Few other Irish youngsters were making any waves and Kearney was put on a fast track to fame and fortune – Eddie O’Sullivan called him into an Ireland squad at just 19.Kearney says he was naive at this point of his career. He thought Leinster wanted to see a bit of cocksure swagger, someone demanding to play. Only looking back does he see that his public comments were disrespectful to senior players. In particular to Girvan Dempsey, the “ultimate team player” who did so much to help Kearney develop.At one point Kearney wore a pair of personalised boots, with his name embroidered on. The only other boots like that at Leinster belonged to proven stars Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy, and it caused mutterings in the changing room.Michael Cheika, his first coach at the province, didn’t like this lad from a ‘posh boarding school’ getting lots of press, and their relationship was fractious from the start. Cheika would slaughter him in reviews, regardless of how well he played.Despite a general lack of love at Leinster, and O’Sullivan asking him “What’s your name again?” at a training session when he was by then a capped international, Kearney strode onwards and upwards. Initially picked as a wing by Ireland, by 2009 he was part of Declan Kidney’s Grand Slam winners. Another assured performance at the back from Rob Kearney Start your 30 day free trial of the Stan Sport add-on now, for a limited time. #WARvFOR #SuperRugbyAU pic.twitter.com/1GD9owuAx4— StanSportAU (@StanSportAU) March 5, 2021What else will you learn from Kearney’s book? Plenty. There’s a detailed account of the famous SWOT meeting ahead of the 2009 Six Nations, when Kearney stood up to say he was envious of the Munster passion but never saw that in an Ireland environment.There’s his bizarre link to American president Joe Biden, his sixth or seven cousin, which led to a visit to the White House and a front-page story in the New York Times.He compares the two Grand Slam teams, 2009 v 2018, and elaborates on kid brother Dave, himself the holder of 19 Ireland caps. The wing is so unlucky, Rob says, that if it was raining soup he would have a fork in his hand.Farewell game: Kearney clears against New Zealand at RWC 2019 – the last of his 95 Ireland caps (Getty)And there’s some brilliant analysis of both how to master full-back play and of Schmidt, the man who kept picking Kearney no matter how loud the noise outside the Ireland camp for a more flashy player, such as Simon Zebo.“We might be running plays in training and after maybe a minute of play Joe would stop everything,” starts Kearney, discussing the merits of Schmidt.“Hey, we were missing somebody on the far side in the first ruck on the second phase. Joe Bloggs needs to be six inches more this way and on the third phase, Jimmy Bloggs needs to change his angle ten degrees when Paddy Bloggs is coming around the back. Where other people saw chaos, Joe saw everything unfolding in slow motion and with perfect clarity.”He says reviewing a defeat with Schmidt was like having an operation without anaesthetic.“We won so many games and trophies on the back of his power plays. I listened to his voice for nine years of my career. I was as afraid of tuning out at the end as I was at the beginning. He’s the greatest coach Irish rugby has seen.”BUY NOW from AmazonRob Kearney: No Hiding has been written in collaboration with David Walsh, chief sports writer of The Sunday Times. This beautiful read is published by Reach Sport, RRP £20. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. From cocksure kid to sure-footed veteran, Rob Kearney has travelled far in the game. The Irish full-back sheds light on his career in his recently published autobiography last_img read more

Prime Minister recognises volunteer fundraisers

first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 July 2008 | News The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has recognised six volunteer fundraisers as Everyday Heroes.The achievements of Alison Cordwell, Liam Fairhurst, Elizabeth Haycock, Chris Lavender and Phil Pemble were celebrated at a reception at 10 Downing Street earlier this week.Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising said “There are hundreds of thousands of volunteer fundraisers who collectively raise a huge amount of money each year. In turn, they make a phenomenal contribution to the work that many voluntary organisations are able to undertake.”Thirteen year old Liam Fairhurst of Soham also won the Volunteer Fundraiser of the year at the recent Institute of Fundraising National Awards. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in his leg in 2005, Liam has now raised more than £150,000 for CLIC Sargent.The other volunteers have raised funds for Springhill Hospice in Lancashire, Marie Curie Cancer Care, RAF Benevolent Fund, RNLI, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Macmillan Cancer Support and SPACE. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Prime Minister recognises volunteer fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Newspaper photographer gunned down in Minas Gerais

first_img RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Brazil Organisation News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Reports News May 13, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders hopes that the police will quickly shed light on newspaper photographer Walgney Assis Carvalho’s murder in the municipality of Coronel Fabriciano, Vale do Aço, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, on 14 April.The fourth journalist to be murdered this year in Brazil, Carvalho was gunned downjust one month after Rodrigo Neto de Feria, who worked for the same newspaper, Vale do Aço.The two journalists sometimes worked together and, according to some sources,Carvalho had information about his colleague’s murder.The civilian police sometimes also used Carvalho’s services as a photographer.According to the military police, Carvalho was in fish restaurant, in Vale do Aço, when an unidentified individual approached him, shot him in the back and then left on a motorcycle. Aged 43, Carvalho died on the spot.Brazil continues to be the deadliest country for journalists in the Americas, where a total of 13 have been killed since the start of the year. Reporters Without Borders is of the view that a clear link with the victim’s work as a journalist has so far been established in four of these cases.Read the latest Reporters Without Borders report on Brazil. April 27, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out more April 16, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper photographer gunned down in Minas Geraislast_img read more

Centerplate Will Prepare Up to 250 Turkeys for Union Station’s Thanksgiving Dinner in the Park

first_imgCommunity News Centerplate Will Prepare Up to 250 Turkeys for Union Station’s Thanksgiving Dinner in the Park Tradition will continue under COVID-19 guidelines STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 5:52 pm 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Centerplate, the exclusive food and beverage provider for the Pasadena Convention Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announced on Wednesday that volunteers will prepare up to 250 turkeys to support Union Station Homeless Services’ Thanksgiving Dinner in the Park.This marks the seventh year that Centerplate has participated in the Pasadena Thanksgiving tradition.“It has been an honor for the Pasadena Convention Center and Centerplate to donate resources in order to help make Union Station Homeless Services’ Dinner in the Park a success,” Michael Ross, CEO of the Pasadena Center Operating Co., said in a prepared statement.“We are grateful for the services and meals they offer and are pleased to participate, for the seventh time, in such a giving cause especially during this difficult time,” said Ross.Dinner in the Park, held each year in Central Park, traditionally feeds more than 1,000 people in the large celebratory gathering thanks to the help of volunteers and the generosity of key partners.This year, strict COVID-19 public health protocols will be observed. Some dinners and dinner kits with all the fixings will be handed out in advance, while smaller, private dinners will be held on Thanksgiving at multiple centers serving homeless individuals.This year’s turkey preparation will be led by Jon Dubrick, Centerplate’s new regional executive chef who oversees the creation of food offerings at the Convention Center and Civic Auditorium. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 6th

first_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 6th Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 6th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/06news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – January 6, 2021 Previous articleFurther restrictions unveiled by GovernmentNext articleMotorist caught speeding in icy conditions in Donegal News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

Benefit from on-line rewards

first_imgBenefit from on-line rewardsOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Market confusionYet the on-line benefit sites market can be a confusing onefor both the HR manager and the employee. For a start, there are two maingroups of sites: those which help the HR manager manage an employee’s benefitspackage from the desktop, and those which enable them to go on-line and chooseor purchase an appropriate reward and automate the necessary administration togo with it. In truth, there’s little mystery or magic surrounding any of themand, like any set of new tools, they are there to help you do your job betterwhen chosen and implemented correctly. “This type of initiative has to be donewithin the context of the company’s overall HR and IT strategy,” says Throp.Ask the average employee the value of their pension andyou’d probably be met with resounding silence. The Internet can put an end tosuch ignorance, allowing HR professionals and employees to go on-line at anytime and find out the precise value of their benefits package at the click of amouse. It will also let them interact to see, for example, the effect ofincreasing pension contributions, or maybe trade one benefit for another. It isstill early days but there are already sites and systems out there doing this. “Before, it could have taken weeks to put a value on each benefit,”says Robert Paterson, founder and managing director of Eurobenefits.com. “Butwe have a single database that allocates the correct amount to each individualand gives them a statement at the press of a button.”Eurobenefits, which claims to offer the first digitalflexible benefits system, reckons that a company could spend up to £500 a yearon the administration of each employee’s benefits package. But via some cleverbehind-the-scenes legwork (such as taking payroll details and writing a two-waylink to it and data dumps from service providers such as insurance and pensioncompanies), it claims to be able to cut this to £100 per employee. Other features on the site include the facility to letindividuals trade benefits. “We found that if you are 18 you are more likely tobe into a car and gym membership than a pension,” explains Paterson. And if anemployee has more than one pension, the system can calculate their collectiveworth on one statement. “An employee might have four different pensions butunless they can see what they are worth on a consolidated statement, they’remeaningless,” he adds.While staff access the Eurobenefits service via theInternet, setting up involves close working with the company to tailor the siteto your company’s needs. However it may be that an integrated system like thisis more than you require. If, for example, pensions are the only benefitoffered by your company, a specialist pensions administration site, such asthePensionzone (www.thepensionzone.co.uk) may be more appropriate. Similarly,if stock options feature heavily in your benefit set and generate a lot ofinterest among employees, a dedicated shares assessment system such as MyShares(www.myshares.co.uk) is worth looking at. Empowered by systemsAs well as the practical benefits that Internet-basedservices offer to HR, being available online can add value for the employee onthe receiving end. The corporate concierge service offered by Enviego,traditionally operated by telephone, is designed for the “time-starved”employee to help them redress their work-life balance. It will act as middlemanin finding an individual everything from theatre tickets to a plumber. “You can providebetter canteen facilities and put crêches in but you can’t give people backtheir time,” explains marketing manager Kathleen Gillin, who adds thatconcierge services are big business in the US with Microsoft and Ernst Youngproviding one for their workforces. “We’re not a dotcom company but obviouslyenabling people to place orders for this kind of service 24 hours a day, sevendays a week is a huge benefit,” she adds.While we are likely to see a growing migration oftraditional reward companies to the Internet, HR managers are likely to be evenmore empowered by systems built to optimise the Internet’s strengths. Warp, theWeb Award Redemption Programme, has been created by marketing services companyMaritz and combines e-commerce and new media to offer a global incentivescheme. Individuals canaccess their company’s section of the Warp site and choose from a range ofawards, tailored to the lifestyle of the participants. The price on eachproduct builds in local taxes, duty and delivery charges so the person buyingcan see exactly how much each award is worth. Globalisation means awardprogrammes that cross international borders and address employees in their ownlanguage are likely to become a permanent fixture on the rewards landscape overthe next decade.Clearly, the more wired a company is, the easier it is forthem to take advantage of online benefit services. And while computer accessmay not be necessary for every employee in every company, the war for talentmeans that some kind of online mechanism that allows everyone to regularlyassess the value of their benefits should be on the agenda. After all, youwouldn’t want to lose your best on-the-road sales person because he simplywasn’t aware that the combined value of his four pensions meant he could retireat 45, would you? But lifetime membership to an on-line concierge system andunlimited points to spend on a Web reward site should not be seen as a shortcutto keeping star performers, as Nick Throp neatly sums up: “They should not beisolated initiatives but linked into core messages about the organisation’svalues and its culture.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Who do you know who has moved to a new job for a betterpension scheme and gym membership? They are component parts of an increasinglyimportant package of benefits that can make the difference between retainingand losing a valuable employee. As the war for talent rages, HR managers knowit is no longer a case of merely offering staples such as a car, healthinsurance and a pension and, similarly, it is no longer a case of detailing themin the staff handbook and then forgetting about them. HR managers have to beboth creative and flexible in the type of benefits they offer and then vigilantin communicating what they are and their value to employees – which is wherethe Internet comes in.The past 12 months has seen introduction of a wave of websites that make it easier to reward staff and, equally important, easier toadminister the reward or benefit. As well as reducing administration and savingtime for the HR professional, they empower the employee enabling them torecognise the value of their personal benefits. “The war for talent and the expectations of e-aware peoplethat this kind of thing should be available on-line has brought about the risein such sites,” says Nick Throp, e-communications team leader at managementconsultant William M Mercer. “There are some cultural reasons, too, reflectingthe change between the employer being the provider of everything to being thefacilitator – the Web is an ideal medium for this.”center_img Employee interest“We have built one module of which there could be many,”says Tim Sargisson, marketing director of Swipe, the company behindthePensionzone. “We could, for instance, also develop a state pension benefitsmodule.” Sargisson sees their own site sitting quite happily in a suite ofbenefit sites along with the likes of Myshares.The fact that companies have to be more creative in the kindof rewards and incentives offered to employees has spawned a range of serviceproviders, many of whom are recognising the benefits of being on-line. “We reckon that traditionally it takes three piece of paperto reward someone: one to generate the reward, one to do the tax and one to dothe management administration, with each piece of paper, say, costing £1,” saysStephen Humphreys, managing director of Projectlink, parent of The IncentiveShop, whose rewards span chocolates and magazine subscriptions to day passes ata health farm and whose customers include BT. “We have been paper-and telephone-based for five years and we are trying to persuade people off thetelephone.”When an HR manager buys a reward from the Incentiveshopsite, a tax and National Insurance report is generated so a large part of theadministration is taken care of. While Humphrey does not feel that goingon-line will revolutionise the way people look at reward schemes, he doesbelieve that it streamlines and automates the process to the point that itbecomes another classic HR function that could be easily outsourced to relievethe HR manager of routine work. Comments are closed. For further contact details of suppliers visit www.personneltoday.com/directory Employers need better and faster ways to attract, motivateand retain staff. Sue Weekes looks at the difference going on-line can makeand, with the help of benefits expert Nick Throp from William M Mercer, reviewssome of the best siteslast_img read more

The emperor penguin – vulnerable to projected rates of warming and sea ice loss

first_imgWe argue the need to improve climate change forecasting for ecology, and importantly, how to relate long-term projections to conservation. As an example, we discuss the need for effective management of one species, the emperor penguin, Aptenodyptes forsteri. This species is unique amongst birds in that its breeding habit is critically dependent upon seasonal fast ice. Here, we review its vulnerability to ongoing and projected climate change, given that sea ice is susceptible to changes in winds and temperatures. We consider published projections of future emperor penguin population status in response to changing environments. Furthermore, we evaluate the current IUCN Red List status for the species, and recommend that its status be changed to Vulnerable, based on different modelling projections of population decrease of ≥50% over the current century, and the specific traits of the species. We conclude that current conservation measures are inadequate to protect the species under future projected scenarios. Only a reduction in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions will reduce threats to the emperor penguin from altered wind regimes, rising temperatures and melting sea ice; until such time, other conservation actions are necessary, including increased spatial protection at breeding sites and foraging locations. The designation of large-scale marine spatial protection across its range would benefit the species, particularly in areas that have a high probability of becoming future climate change refugia. We also recommend that the emperor penguin is listed by the Antarctic Treaty as an Antarctic Specially Protected Species, with development of a species Action Plan.last_img read more

VIDEO: SAES Delivers First SDL-SS to Swedish Defence Materiel Administration

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: SAES Delivers First SDL-SS to Swedish Defence Materiel Administration View post tag: SDL-SS View post tag: Video View post tag: Swedish February 1, 2013 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Spain View post tag: Administration View post tag: Defence Equipment & technology View post tag: Naval View post tag: Materiel VIDEO: SAES Delivers First SDL-SS to Swedish Defence Materiel Administration View post tag: News by topic View post tag: first Sociedad Anónima de Electrónica Submarina (SAES), a Spanish company specialized in underwater acoustics and electronics, has delivered the first Sensor Data Link-Surface Segment (SDL-SS) to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV).This is the first formal delivery; SAES will deliver a total of five SDL-SS systems over the years 2013 and 2014.SAES has successfully completed the Functional Qualification Test Procedure (FQTP) of the Sensor Data Link Surface Segment (SDL-SS) with the attendance of the Royal Swedish Navy and the Swedish Defence Materiel (FMV).SAES SDL system provides a unique, fully integrated ship/air weapon system, initially designed to enhance and extend the ship acoustic sensors (ASW). SDL also enhances the Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) and specially the Anti Ship Surveillance and Targeting (ASST) mission extending ship’s horizon of Non-Acoustic Sensors (NAS).SDL provide Surface to Air (S2A), Surface to Surface (S2S) directional wide band tactical/sensor data exchange, and Ku Band SATCOM (S2SAT) capabilities allowing full Network Concept Warfare (NCW) implementation.The SDL System is built up of two segments:Airborne Segment (SDL-AS) installed on manned/unmanned. Presently SDL-AS is fully operational on HKP-15 HelicopterSurface Segment (SDL-SS) to be installed on Surface Platforms as ships, ground stations etc.SDL-AS is a distant and elevated platform for sensors. The SDL-AS provides remote ASW capabilities without the need of a dedicated operator.SDL-SS controls and monitors SDL-AS operation from the Surface Segment. Through the data link (STANAG 7085 compliance), acoustic and non-acoustic sensors and tactical data are downlinked and interchanged with other Surface Segments or through SATCOM.The SDL system is able to extend the area of the small combatants beyond the limits of its sensors for detection, tracking and classification of underwater and surface contacts. To achieve this capability, the SDL system is able to: Control an air vehicle ASW operation (manned or unmanned) and receive acoustic and non-acoustic sensor data: Surface-To-Air (S2A) mode.Exchange data with other Surface Platform: Surface-To-Surface (S2S) mode.Extend SDL capabilities beyond LOS (Line of Sight) capability through a satellite network: Surface-To-SAT (S2SAT) modeThese operating modes allow the SDL system to collaborate in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) with the objective to interchange acoustic, non acoustic and tactical information between the different deployed forces in a safe (STANAG 7085) and fast way. This information can be exploited worldwide via Satellite.The SDL system provides a wide set of tools and aids for mission planning, direction and control as well as for Sonobuoy acoustic signal processing. Non-acoustic sensors (NAS) data and images are also displayed and distributed to the Surface system.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 1, 2013; Image: SAES View post tag: SAES View post tag: delivers Share this articlelast_img read more

Junior doctors’ strike comes to Oxford

first_imgThis week, doctors on strike, alongside other protestors, gathered outside of the Sheldonian Theatre on Broad Street. The gathering was in conjunction with the national strike of Junior Doctors, which was called by the British Medical Association (BMA).The strike in Oxford began with a picket line outside of the John Radcliffe Hospital, before moving onto the more visible Broad Street location.Placards reading ‘Save our NHS’ and ‘NOT SAFE, NOT FAIR’ were displayed in relation to Jeremy Hunt’s proposed changes to junior doctors’ contracts, which the BMA has argued are unfair on doctors and compromise patient safety. Amongst the crowd were dozens of striking doctors wearing white scrubs and stethoscopes.Two foundation doctors in their second year, Steph White and Rachael Fleming, told Cherwell, “Junior doctors did not want it to come to industrial action, but we are worried about the proposed plans for patients, us, and the NHS.”NHS staffs were joined in their demonstration by sympathetic students and members of the public, including demonstrators from the Oxford University Labour Club.Momentum Oxford, a successor organisation to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign, also showed solidarity with today’s junior doctors taking industrial action in Oxford with about a dozen members present to show their support.A spokesperson from Momentum Oxford told Cherwell, “we stood in solidarity with the junior doctors today because we believe this Tory government is trying to bully them into accepting a contract that is both unfair and unsafe.”They added, “The overwhelming support for the strike amongst BMA members (98%) shows that Jeremy Hunt is unambiguously in the wrong: these are people committed to serving those in need, and they would not strike unless forced to do so. With Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, we call on Hunt to change his position, and end his attacks on the NHS.”Dr. Mark Toynbee, also in attendance, told Cherwell, “We are very pleased by the overwhelming public support by the picket and on broad street and hope that will be a basis for constructive progress.”last_img read more