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Top 100 list shows women at senior level

first_imgSunday 26 September 2010 10:20 pm Share Top 100 list shows women at senior level KCS-content Show Comments ▼ According to the fourth annual list of the 100 most influential women compiled by Financial News, more than 20 per cent of the listed women in the European finance sector retain the chief executive role.Up to one-third of the list hold managing director titles, while 10 are regional heads and 15 are heads of department. The listed women work across the investment banking, asset management, hedge fund, private equity, wealth management, pensions, financial regulation, exchanges and trading sectors. Financial News said this year’s selection showed the industry’s continued focus on regulation, the increased role of corporate governance and the scrutiny by pension funds as asset owners. The list also reflects the endless work that has gone into restructuring companies in the wake of the global financial crisis. But, according to the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission, only 44 per cent of the banking, finance and insurance sector is made up of women and that number is significantly under-represented at the senior level. Financial News argued that the list is proof there is potential to turn that around.The City features highly in this year’s list, which includes women who work across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Some of the listed names include, Ann Cairns, who heads the European financial services department at Alvarez & Marsal, Baroness Hogg, chairwoman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Magdalene Bayim-Adomako, who leads the bank finance team in London for law firm White & Case.Margaret Cole, director of enforcement at the Financial Services Authority is on the list for a second year running.Financial News, which is owned by News Corp and is a sister title to The Sunday Times, compiled the list after canvassing the industry for more than 250 nominees.The results are published today.THE CITY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMENName Title and Company 1) Margaret Cole Director of enforcement, Financial Services Authority2) Baroness Hogg Chairwoman, Financial Reporting Council3) Magdalene Bayim-Adomako Head of London bank finance, White & Case4) Angela Knight Chief executive, British Bankers’ Association5) Theodora Zemek Head of fixed income, AXA Investment Managers6) Tiina Lee Head of UK strategy, Deustche Bank7) Kim McFarland Chief operating officer, Investec8) Danielle Ballardie Vice president equities electronic trading, BarCap9) Ann Cairns Head of financial advisory group, Europe, Alvarez & Marsal10) Saba Nazar Co-head global financial sponsors group, Nomura center_img MORE than a fifth of Europe’s 100 most influential women sit at the top of some of the largest companies within the financial services sector, according to new findings. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

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London casinos offer compromise on Covid-19 curfews

first_imgRegulation “It is no exaggeration to say that a blanket 10pm curfew would be devastating for a sector which does more than half of its business after that time and which is still struggling to get back on its feet following the first lockdown and the collapse of tourism,” Dugher said. London casinos offer compromise on Covid-19 curfews 21st September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Instead of closing their entire facility by 10pm, the casinos have offered to shut their bars, while continuing to operate the rest of the venue safely in line with measures put in place since reopening on 15 August. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The alternative is the prospect of thousands of job losses – both in London and across the UK – and the permanent closure of some of the capital’s most iconic casinos that can help power our much-needed economic recovery.” “Closing our bars rather than our entire casinos would have a more limited impact on our revenues, would protect jobs, preserve the future of casinos and would retain tax receipts for the Treasury.” Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is also said to be in favour of a similar curfew in the capital, but the city’s 24 casinos have written to Khan to offer a compromise that they said would help protect thousands jobs. Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), said that while he supports the government’s aims to protect people, he is keen to ensure the casinos sector does not suffer more damage after a tough few months. Casinos in London have offered to temporarily close their bars to help prevent a curfew that they said would result in the loss of thousands of jobs across the market amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The BGC last week openly opposed the proposed curfew plans in the north-east, having already written to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden warning that if the curfew were to be rolled out nationwide, it could lead to thousands of job losses. The government is this week expected to announce new measures to slow the spread of Covid-19, with the UK having seen an upturn in the number of people testing positive for the virus in recent weeks. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland The casinos said the idea behind the closure of bars would help to stop people congregating in group and ensure people remain spread out across the casino. “By all means address the core issue of drinking rather than slamming a blanket curfew on our venues which would do nothing to suppress the spread of the virus but which would simply sound the death knell for jobs and for famous London casinos,” the letter added. Some areas in the UK, such as north-east England, are already subject to new restrictions, with leisure facilities such as casinos required to close between the hours of 10pm and 5am every day. “The 10pm curfew just risks encouraging young people to mix in households, where there is no track and trace, and spreading the virus further and faster,” Dugher said. “But if the London Mayor or Government want to close pubs and restaurants at 10pm, we can do that in the casinos too, while continuing to provide a best-in-class Covid-secure environment. This might be a sensible compromise. “If London is subjected to a 10pm curfew, most of our casinos will be unviable and some will inevitably close, with the loss of hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs in the capital as the furlough scheme nears its end,” the letter said. These measures include installing Perspex screens, sanitisation stations, adhering to social distancing guidelines and running track and trace systems for punters and staff. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Regulationlast_img read more

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Samaritans turns to thankQ for CRM and fundraising solution

first_img Tagged with: Access Group Consulting & Agencies England Technology ThankQ Howard Lake | 8 January 2013 | News The charity also placed a great deal of importance upon choosing a supplier with the right cultural fit. Daniel McAllister, Interim Direct Marketing Manager at Samaritans explained, “previous experience has taught us that the quality and culture of the supplying organisation is as critical to a successful project as the quality of the software product itself. thankQ demonstrated a flexible attitude and a willingness to work collaboratively with us to help clarify our needs, adapt our processes and show us how thankQ can help us achieve our objectives.”thankQ will handle all of the central charity’s CRM and fundraising activities, allowing Samaritans to improve its targeting and increase return on investment from its fundraising programme. These improvements will also lead to a deeper understanding of, and closer relationships with, its donors and stakeholders. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Samaritans turns to thankQ for CRM and fundraising solution  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  139 total views,  1 views today Samaritans provides confidential support for anyone struggling to cope, across the UK and Ireland. Their volunteers are available round the clock, every single day of the year. Samaritans has 201 branches, with more than 20,000 volunteers, offering the service by phone, email, SMS, letter and face-to-face.Samaritans’ central charity provides leadership and central support services to the 201 affiliated branches. The organisation is following an ambitious strategy for growth and development which has already seen income increase by 36 per cent over the last two years following a decision by the charity’s Board of Trustees, to invest in the central charity’s fundraising capacity.As a result, Samaritans decided it was the right time to invest in a new fundraising and CRM system to support their fundraising strategy. The primary business objectives in selecting a new system were to simplify and streamline its current processes and to better integrate with the existing infrastructure, especially its finance package. In addition, the fundraising team wanted to be able to improve their reporting capability with the ability to easily produce generic, custom and ad-hoc reports. During the selection process, thankQ demonstrated a very close functional fit which would require very little configuration to fulfil the fundraising team’s requirements and bring together its disparate systems into a single integrated view. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

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Indiana What Production and Yield down

first_img SHARE Indiana What Production and Yield down By Gary Truitt – Jul 10, 2015 Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleSunday Outlook Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Indiana’s 2015 winter wheat production is forecast at 22.0 million bushels according to Greg Matli, State Statistician for the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. This report is based on current conditions, as of July 1, 2015. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report are as follows:The Indiana winter wheat yield is forecast at 72 bushels per acre, which would be a 4 bushel decrease from last year. Winter wheat harvest began in late June, with 18 percent harvested as of June 28, putting it behind 2014 and the 5 year average. Condition was 55 percent good to excellent at the end of June, with many fields too wet to harvest.Nationally, winter wheat production is forecast at 1.46 billion bushels, down 3 percent from the June 1 forecast but up 6 percent from 2014. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States yield is forecast at 43.7 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushel from last month but up 1.1 bushels from last year. The area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 33.3 million acres, unchanged from the Acreage report released on June 30, 2015 but up 3 percent from last year. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana What Production and Yield downlast_img read more

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Four monks arrested at Dokar monastery for photographing self-immolation

first_img October 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four monks arrested at Dokar monastery for photographing self-immolation to go further News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more The Chinese authorities have again raided a Tibetan monastery in order to arrest monks for circulating information about self-immolation protests. This time the target was Dokar monastery in Hezuo (Tsoe in Tibetan), in the western province Gansu.Following the self-immolations of Sangay Gyatso on 6 October and Tamdin Dorjee on 13 October, the police swooped on Dokar monastery on 17 October and arrested four Tibetan months – Jigme Gyatso, Kalsang Gyatso, Kunchok Gyatso and Tashi Gyatso – for taking photos of Sangay Gyatso’s body.The Chinese authorities have placed the entire Hezuo region under close surveillance and put pressure on Sangay Gyatso’s family to sign a statement that his self-immolation protest was not targeted against China’s rule over Tibet.At least 54 Tibetans have set fire to themselves since 2009 in protest against Chinese rule.____________07/09/2012:Chinese security forces arrest five Tibetan monks in raid on monasteryReporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s frequent arrests of Tibetan monks who try to inform the international community about the way they are persecuted. In the latest case, four monks were detained in a 1 September raid by soldiers and police on Zilkar monastery in Yushu prefecture, in the eastern part of the Tibetan region, in response to the circulation of reports and photos outside Tibet. A monk who photographed the raid was also arrested.Reporters Without Borders calls on the Chinese authorities to end their policy of imposing a news blackout on Tibet and to adhere to the international undertakings they have given to respect human rights. The authorities continue to ignore the law in the Tibetan region and to treat Tibetans in a discriminatory manner.The conditions in which the detained monks are being held are unknown. Reporters Without Borders is worried about the fact that they are in poor health. Two of them are reportedly paralyzed and one has a kidney ailment.The raid began at 10 a.m. on 1 September, when hundreds of police and soldiers arrived at the monastery in around 60 military vehicles and started to search the monks’ rooms, seizing computers, DVDs, documents and photos.Lobsang Jinpa, Tsultri Kalsang, Ngawang Monlam and Sonam Yignyen were arrested for allegedly distributing reports and photos of two Tibetan monks who set fire to themselves in June after five other monks were detained. Local sources said they were also accused of having photos of the exiled Dalai Lama. The fifth monk arrested for filming the raid was Sonam Sherab.The police presence was increased around the monastery after the raid and the power supply and phone lines continued to be disconnected.The authorities have for months been stepping up arrests and seizures of computers and IT media used for circulating information. The monk Yonten Gyatso was sentenced to seven years in prison on 18 June for disseminating information about the situation in Tibet.Three monks from Zilkar monastery, Sonam Gewa, Lobsang Samtem and Lobsang Nyima, were given jail sentences in March for similar reason.China was ranked 174th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is one of the countries on the 2012 Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.” Organisation Newslast_img read more

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Gardai confirm Sligo crash victim was from Donegal

first_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Gardai have confirmed that the woman who died following a crash in County Sligo this afternoon was from Ballyshannon.The woman in her eighties was critically injured when  the car in which she was a passenger was in collision with a lorry near Cliffoney on the N15 Bundoran to Sligo road.She was later pronounced dead in Sligo General Hospital.The drivers of the car and the lorry were also brought to hospital with less serious injuries Google+ Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Previous articleUlster Bank chiefs to be called to Oireachtas committeeNext articleCllr Dessie Larkin is Mayor of Letterkenny News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Gardai confirm Sligo crash victim was from Donegal By News Highland – June 27, 2012 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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New guide to help hospital staff deal with different cultures

first_img By News Highland – January 22, 2010 Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter New guide to help hospital staff deal with different cultures 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleIndustrial action to hit Donegal services from MondayNext articleTwo Donegal appointments to new FAS board News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest A new guide has been launched for front line staff at Letterkenny General Hospital to help them better deal with people from backgrounds to different their own.The “Health Services Intercultural Guide” was developed by the HSE in response to the needs of the diverse religious communities and cultures now present in Donegal.The guide was part compiled by consulting with groups profiled in the document.Mary Kelly is the Health Promotion Officer with Letterkenny General:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/mary1pm.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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‘State Cannot Act In A Misogynistic Way’: Himachal Pradesh High Court Reads Down Policy Excluding Married Daughters From Compassionate Appointment

first_imgTop Stories’State Cannot Act In A Misogynistic Way’: Himachal Pradesh High Court Reads Down Policy Excluding Married Daughters From Compassionate Appointment Akshita Saxena30 Oct 2020 6:46 AMShare This – x”The State cannot act in a misogynistic way,” the Himachal Pradesh High Court remarked on Wednesday while allowing a married daughter’s plea seeking compassionate appointment in her deceased father’s place. “If the marital status of a son does not make any difference in the eyes of law, then it is difficult to think, how marital status of a daughter makes such a huge difference in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The State cannot act in a misogynistic way,” the Himachal Pradesh High Court remarked on Wednesday while allowing a married daughter’s plea seeking compassionate appointment in her deceased father’s place. “If the marital status of a son does not make any difference in the eyes of law, then it is difficult to think, how marital status of a daughter makes such a huge difference in her eligibility. In fact, marriage does not have proximate nexus with identity and even after marriage, a daughter continues to be a daughter. Therefore, if a married son has right to compassionate appointment, then a married daughter also stands on the same footing and her exclusion does not have any plausible basis or logic, so her exclusion has no justifiable criteria,” the Bench comprising of Justice Sureshwar Thakur and Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia held. The order was passed in a writ petition filed by one Mamta Devi, seeking compassionate appointment in place of her deceased father. As per the facts of the case, the Petitioner’s father was a Class IV employee in the office of District Ayurvedic Officer, Kullu, who passed away before retirement, leaving behind her sister and mother. She stated in the petition that since her mother and sister were unwilling to opt employment, she had applied for appointment on compassionate grounds. However, her application was rejected on the anvil that there is no provision in the Policy for grant of employment assistance to married daughter of the deceased Government employee. Stating that such policy of the Government is against the spirit of Article 15 of the Constitution of India, the Bench held, “The object of compassionate employment is not only social welfare, but also to support the family of the deceased government servant, who dies in harness, and by excluding married daughter(s) from the sweep of the family, the real purpose of social purpose cannot be achieved… Moreover, in the instant case there is no male member in the family, since the father of the petitioner, who died in harness, left behind his widow and two daughters only, the petitioner, being the elder daughter. The aim and object of the policy for compassionate appointment is to provide financial assistance to the family of the deceased employee. In the absence of any male child in the family, the State cannot shut its eyes and act arbitrarily towards the family, which may also be facing financial constraints after the death of their sole bread earner.” Conversely, the Additional Advocate General had argued that the policy, in vogue, does not discriminate married daughters and the solitary object and rationale behind the same is that married daughters are no more dependent on the employee died in harness. Rejecting this submission, the High Court held, “The policy of providing compassionate employment, which is in vogue, evidently provide a criterion of dependency on the deceased government servant, now, it is difficult to understand that married sons remain dependent and dependency of married daughters ceases with marriage, hence forming an exception. This exception may have hypothetical rationale, which though not offered, behind depriving employment assistance to a married daughter and it can be twin-fold, viz., (i) with marriage, financial dependency of a female shifts from her parents to her husband and his family; and (ii) least or no expectation from a married daughter to look after her surviving mother/father and siblings, who have chosen to give ‘No objection’ in favour of a married daughter, for her’s being given employment on compassionate grounds. The above two rationale, in fact, fail to constitute a valid and viable basis depriving employment on compassionate grounds to married daughters, especially when daughters, married or unmarried, have been given all legal rights, as available to sons (married/unmarried), after the death of parents.” The Court added that the real test of “dependency” is the fact that the Applicant, seeking compassionate appointment, was dependent on him/ her “prior to his/her demise”. “Thus, any other condition(s), debarring married daughter(s) is not only against the scheme of Constitution of India, but also against the dependency test,” the Bench concluded. It therefore read down the impugned Policy on compassionate appointment and directed the concerned authority to take “generous” view and to give compassionate employment to the Petitioner, if she is otherwise eligible and fulfills the criteria prescribed. Similar Orders By Other HCs Govt. Policy Prohibiting Consideration Of Married Women For Compassionate Appointment Is Unconstitutional: Madhya Pradesh HCRajasthan HC Rejects Plea Challenging Exclusion Of ‘Married Daughters’ From Availing Benefit Of Compassionate Appointment Scheme’Married Daughter’ Always A Family Member Like ‘Married Son’: U’khand HC Reads Down Discriminatory Compassionate Appointment RulesMarital Status Of A Daughter Alone Not A Ground For Rejecting Claim For Compassionate Appointment: Reiterates Allahabad HCMarriage Not A Ground To Deny Compassionate Appointment To Employee’s Daughter: Madras HCPolicy prohibiting ‘married’ daughters from seeking Compassionate Appointment benefit is Unconstitutional : Chhattisgarh HC Case Title: Mamta Devi v. State of Himachal Pradesh & Ors. Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

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Mardi Gras Gala draws huge crowd

first_img “The Mardi Gras Gala continues to grow due to increased interest,” Pinckard said. “Over the past several years, people throughout the community have learned what all the Colley Senior Complex has to offer and are very supportive. And, too, the Gala is a lot of fun. It brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life. Phenomenal is the way I would describe this year’s Mardi Gras Gala. People came and they enjoyed the food, the fellowship and they danced the night away. There was not a time when the dance floor was empty.”Jordan said the Cattleman Park building was transformed into Bourbon Street with park benches and popular New Orleans establishments like Pat O’Riley’s, House of the Rising Sun and Bourbon Cowboys.“The food was New Orleans fare was fish and grits, gumbo, catfish, shrimp boil, Southern fried chicken, black-eye peas, bread pudding,” she said. “We capped off the night with beignets and chocolate milk. The Gala was like a night on Bourbon Street.” Mardi Gras Gala draws huge crowd Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In Troy, Alabama, Mardi Gras is spelled f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s.“That’s exactly what the Mardi Gras Gala was – fabulous,” said Catherine Jordan, director of the Colley Senior Complex, the beneficiary of the fundraiser at Cattleman Park Saturday night. “Not only did we have a huge crowd, 500-plus, we also had a very energetic and enthusiastic crowd, from 8 o’clock when the band began to play until after midnight. The Mardi Gras Gala was a great success.”Krissy Pinckard, chair of the Colley Senior Foundation, agreed that the Mardi Gras Gala benefit was fabulous. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Police search for armed robbers Police are searching for three armed robbers who took items from a 20-year-old Troy University Student about 7:40 Monday night…. read more Jordan said the support the Gala received from corporate sponsorships was tremendous.“Not only were our corporate sponsors in the spirit of Mardi Gras, they were in the spirit of giving,” she said. “We appreciate their support of the Colley Senior Complex and the seniors of Troy and Pike County.”The corporate sponsors for the 2013 Mardi Gras Gala were Dr. Rick Gill, the Colley Foundation, Glow, Tmarie, Green Hills, Pinckard Vault and Marble, Haisten-Shipman and Wiggins, Dr. Doug Hawkins, Alan Boothe, Kenny Campbell, Horn Beverage, Hospice Advantage, KW Container, KW Recycling, Matt Colley Family, The Messenger,SARHA, Sanders Lead, Tim Whitehead, Troy Cable, Troy Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wiley Sanders Truck Lines and Ideal Graphics. By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Email the author Reserved table sponsors were Stephanie Baker and friends, Allene Snider and friends, former mayor Jimmy Lunsford, Festi-Gals, Trojan Zone, Troy United Women’s League, Griffin and Wilkes, Ken Cox Ford, Troy University Foundation and Troy Regional Medical Center.Local businesses, including Horn Beverage and Sips on the Square, participated in the Gala and added local flavor to the New Orleans-style event.“We thank all of our sponsors and all of those who attended the Gala and made it such a great success and those who purchased tickets for our drawdown for the jeep donated by Tim Whitehead,” Jordan said. “We congratulate Jane Corley, who was the winner of the jeep.”Jordan saved a special thanks for Pinckard, the Foundation board members and all of the volunteers who worked so tirelessly preparing for and carrying out the Gala.“Being the new director, I could not have done it without them,” she said.Jordan said the final tally for the benefit Gala has not been completed because there are bills to be paid and some money to be collected.“But we are confident that the Mardi Gras Gala was a huge success in every way,” she said. “The money that was raised will be used for the continuation of the 100 plus programs offered to our seniors.On a monthly basis, we have 1,200 seniors who benefit from our programs. We are continually looking for opportunities to incorporate more programs that are of interest to our seniors.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 4, 2013 Skip Latest Stories Print Article By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

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Flexible approach is gaining acceptance

first_imgFlexible approach is gaining acceptanceOn 22 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today What working arrangements are organisations employing to stay ahead of thegame?In recent years there has been much talk about the use of flexible workingpractices, both by employers who want to be able to flex labour in line withdemand and employees who want to work in more flexible ways to achieve a betterwork-life balance. But how widespread is the use of flexible working practices in reality? The findings from the 2003 Cranet Survey reveal a number of trends. Since1995, there has been some growth in the use of flexible working, in particularthe use of homeworking and teleworking. Some types of flexible working are much more common than others. For examplenearly all respondents with more than 200 employees used part-time working,whereas the use of annual hours and compressed working were much less common.In many cases, although various forms of flexible work practices were used,they only involved a small proportion of the workforce. The use of part-time staff has been consistently high. Since 1995, the vastmajority of companies (more than 95 per cent) have used part-time staff. Theuse of temporary staff has also been high, but there is evidence of somedecline – from 96 per cent in 1995 to 88 per cent in 2003 – which may be inresponse to the shifting legal status of temporary staff. However, despitebeing widely used by organisations, our findings show that these practices donot cover a significant slice of the workforce. For example, there was a smallincrease in the proportion of staff working part-time over the eight-yearperiod, in 75 per cent of cases part time staff amounted to less than 20 percent of the workforce. In 2003, three-quarters of employers reported usingfixed-term contracts, but this typically only covered a small proportion of theworkforce – almost 70 per cent reported using temporary contracts with lessthan 10 per cent of staff. Perhaps not surprisingly, two areas which have seen a significant increasewere the use of home-based and teleworkers (see figure 1). While these forms ofworking are still not widespread (a little over one-third and one-fifthrespectively), there has been a significant increase in their use over theeight-year period – the use of teleworking has almost doubled. This trend canbe explained by developments in communications technology – which make thepracticalities of remote working easier – and by the increase in work-lifebalance initiatives. Sixty-one per cent of employers operated job-sharingschemes and 50 per cent offered some form of flexi-time, usually covering agreater proportion of the workforce. The use of shift-working was commonly used by respondents and unlikepart-time and temporary work, tended to involve a greater proportion of theworkforce – 36 per cent of companies reported that more than a fifth of theirworkforce did shifts. However, the three surveys showed some decrease in theuse of shift work (see figure 2), which is perhaps surprising considering theincreasingly long operating hours in many service businesses. This may indicatea more innovative use of different types of contracts to cover longer hours.The use of overtime continues to be high – 94 per cent of organisations makinguse of it – but this has decreased from 97 per cent in 1995 and 1999.Organisations may be employing more cost-effective solutions in terms of otherflexible working arrangements. Overall, the findings suggest that with a few exceptions, there has beenconsiderable stability in the use of flexible work practices and that, evenwhere various forms are widespread, they tend only to relate to a smallproportion of the total workforce. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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