North Korea adds fuel to global fears

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No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCuteBizarre Hells Angels Rules, #10 Is MandatoryAlphaCuteRest WowCouple Enacts Revenge Towards Neighbor Who Made Their Life HellRest Wow Tuesday 23 November 2010 9:12 pm Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img KCS-content AS if a sovereign debt crisis were not enough, along comes North Korea, the roguest of rogue states, and suddenly it seems as if South East Asia could be on the brink of war. North Korea is the single most evil regime in the world, a despotic, idiotic and inhumane communist totalitarian state which has reduced its people to a state of almost complete misery. Nobody can predict Pyongyang next move, which is why there is now such nervousness; a weakened President Obama is unlikely to be able to do much so the ball is in China’s court. Whether or not this dispute is resolved in a sensible way – and the maniacs in North Korea suitably slapped down – will tell us a lot about Beijing’s maturity as an emerging superpower.Markets always underestimate geopolitical risk; economists, analysts and traders always seem to believe that rationality will prevail. If only. So yesterday’s events sent shivers down everybody’s spine, especially given that nobody believes Europe’s sovereign debt crisis to be over. The assumption instead is that it has just started and that the euro’s survival is now at risk. Ireland’s government is teetering; it remains unclear whether the deal that has been agreed – an €85bn bailout, with a plan of action to be unveiled today – will ever even see the light of day. At least Brian Cowen survived a motion of no confidence last night. The Irish public and opposition politicians may yet decide that they would rather play hardball with the country’s creditors – after all, their position is not as weak as some may think given that the EU is desperate to halt contagion to other nations.When the possibility of war in the Korean peninsula is added to this horrid mix – an event which, apart from its horrific impact on human lives, could dramatically derail the Asian growth engine – one understands immediately why everybody is suddenly so jittery. Geopolitics had already started rearing its ugly head recently, with various failed attempts at terror attacks and several high alerts in Germany and France. So far, none of this has hit the real economy – yesterday’s purchasing managers index from the Eurozone was strong – but with bond yields constantly rising in several European countries there is bound to be some sort of impact. Spain’s risk premia hit their most elevated levels since the creation of the euro yesterday; this won’t be good for growth. Arturo De Frias of Evolution Securities has crunched the numbers. Under his worst case scenario in Ireland, with unprecedented write-offs, RBS could lose up to £7bn; Santander and BBVA would suffer lesser hits from Portugal (just €4.5bn in the case of Santander under the Armageddon scenario). This wouldn’t be that bad. So the behaviour of banks across the continent – share prices have slumped – confirms that investors are pricing in a much wider disaster, with contagion to Spain. Bailing out Greece, Ireland and Portugal would cost €300bn; doing the same with Spain would add €350bn to the bill. While in theory the EU’s economy is big enough to shoulder such a sum, there is no way it would be palatable to German voters. We are living in an increasingly strange dual world: on the one hand, the global economy is continuing to recover, with growth in the US accelerating and Asia booming; on the other, there are huge sovereign and geopolitical dangers. 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Wynn poaches IGT’s Satre

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Wynn poaches IGT’s Satre Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Philip Satre has stepped down as chairman of the board at International Game Technology (IGT) to become the new vice-chairman at Wynn Resorts, which has also reached a settlement with its largest shareholder, Elaine Wynn.IGT confirmed that Satre had resigned as a director with immediate effect.He joined the IGT board in January 2009 before becoming an independent chairman in December 2009 and then chairman of the board in April 2015.Vice-chairman Lorenzo Pellicioli will lead the IGT board on an interim basis until its next meeting, when a new chairman will be elected.Pellicioli thanked Satre for “his dedicated service and many important contributions” and added: “He successfully guided the company through a transformational merger that created the largest gaming company in the world.”Satre will succeed D. Boone Wayson, who will retire later this year.“I am proud of our accomplishments and am pleased that someone as outstanding as Phil will succeed me in the role as chairman,” Wayson said.Elaine Wynn said: “I have long respected Phil as a leader in the gaming industry and am confident that his addition to the company’s leadership team, coupled with the plans laid out by management, will bring the company tremendous success in the years to come.”Under the $5m (£3.9m/€4.3m) settlement with Elaine Wynn, who has just under nine per cent of the casino operator’s shareholding, she will not be allowed to significantly increase her stake, nominate directors or be part of any groups seeking a takeover of the company until 2020.The arrangement concludes a battle with the company that started when the ex-wife of former-CEO Steve Wynn was kicked off the board in 2015.Steve Wynn resigned in February after allegations emerged of sexual harassment. In March, he sold his stake in Wynn Resorts for $2bn. An investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at Wynn Resorts is set to be published by Boston regulators in the coming weeks.In separate news, IGT last week revealed how a plethora of sports betting deals in the US had helped to drive a 9% year-on-year increase in operating income in the second quarter of 2018. 6th August 2018 | By contenteditor Satre leaves IGT for Wynn Resorts as casino operator reaches $5m settlement with Elaine Wynncenter_img Topics: Casino & games Strategy Regions: US Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

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Victoria government pushes back Crown inquiry deadline

first_imgCrown’s executive chairman Helen Coonan said: “As Executive Chairman, I have made clear that any shortcomings identified by the Royal Commissions will be addressed. The Board and I are committed to making Crown a stronger, more transparent and respected company.“We have initiated a sweeping program of significant reforms, enhancements and personnel changes. We cannot change the past, but we can be absolutely steadfast in the approach we take to driving the culture and transparency of the company into the future”. The initial August deadline has been pushed to 15 October 2021. Crown said it remains fully co-operative in relation to the Royal Commission, chaired by Raymond Finkelstein QC. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The state government first announced its investigation into Crown in February, following a New South Wales enquiry that found Crown unsuitable for a license in Barangaroo. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Victoria government pushes back Crown inquiry deadline The New South Wales scandal – which found that Crown facilities and accounts were being used for money laundering and raised questions about work with junkets that had ties to criminal groups – led to the resignation of Crown’s former chief executive Ken Barton in February, with further senior resignations following. Regions: Oceania Australia Email Address The Government of the Australian state of Victoria has extended its time frame to complete a Royal Commission which will determine whether Crown Melbourne can hold a licence in the state. Legal Coonan then took over as executive chairman, filling Barton’s role while continuing to serve as chair of the board of directors, until a permanent chief executive can be appointed. Tags: Crown Resorts Crown Melbourne 11th June 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Casino regulation Land-based casino Casino operations Legal Regulationlast_img read more

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Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Louvers House / MIA Design Studio

first_imgArchDaily 2018 CopyHouses•Thảo Điền, Vietnam CopyAbout this officeMIA Design StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThảo ĐiềnVietnamPublished on March 29, 2018Cite: “Louvers House / MIA Design Studio” 29 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Louvers House / MIA Design Studio Vietnam Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891532/louvers-house-mia-design-studio Clipboard Louvers House / MIA Design StudioSave this projectSaveLouvers House / MIA Design Studio Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 34Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891532/louvers-house-mia-design-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: Jotun, Aulight, Austdoor, Song ngoc lan, Tran DucSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. From MIA Design Studio’s perspective, Louvers house is not only a living shelter but also reflects our client’s living style. Our client wanted to make a great combination of spaces to keep traditional communication between generations of a traditional Vietnamese family. That is how we simply started designing a house with a big void in the middle as a bridge to connect all the spirits of the house. This void with water scape and skylight creates a natural connection between bedrooms, living room, Spa, Gym and even the parking area. This principle has an ingenious use of natural ventilation to keep the building cool and give the family refreshing experience. With local plants and overflow water, the void inside this house becomes a healing environment as the living soul of the house.Save this picture!DiagramThis house faces the sun rise with the fact that daylight would be soft and straight in the early morning but would be so harsh and aggressive in the middle of the day. To solve this problem, we have created the big canopy to reduce the heat from harsh sunlight at the high angle and the vertical louvers to let the early sunlight get inside the house and freshen the morning breeze with shadows and morning sunlight. Pattern of shadows is one of the natural advantages that we want to imply into the design to accept the rule of nature and play with it.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki Moreover, taking advantage of the park in front of this property and surrounding landscape, we raised the living floor to create better accessibility to the parking area and explode the boundary to the landscape with private view from upper level. With this raised level, we designed a transition stair way to access the upper level with landscape and water flow for friendly welcome ambience and stress relieving from daily life. Designing a house with private but open view has created a comfortable living area where the family can enjoy a luxurious wellness in privacy.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiOur design does not only reflect the culture of a modern Vietnamese family but also adapt the tropical weather to protect the subject from the disadvantages of the climatic weather. Our philosophy is not only creating forms and spaces but also connecting human living style with nature. Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessSportcampus Zuiderpark / FaulknerBrowns ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMK-S Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no ShiroSelected Projects Share Houses Architects: MIA Design Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Pizza the fundraising action

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. Pizza the fundraising action Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 5 December 1998 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Raising funds by tucking into a pizza sounds a little too good to be true. But Pizza Express have been offering this service for some years now, and have raised an impressive figure, simply by adding a discretionary 25p for every Pizza Veneziana sold. Sales of the fundraising pizza have now raised £777,434.46 (as of 3 May 1998). Fifty per cent of net receipts go to the Venice in Peril Fund and 50% to restore, repair and maintain pre-1750 buildings.  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Protests condemn U.S./NATO wars and wars at home

first_imgPhiladelphiaWW photo: Joseph Piette BostonWW photo: Gerry Scoppettuolo Los AngelesWW photo: John Parker Buffalo, N.Y.WW photo: Ellie Dorritie The 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was not forgotten by anti-imperialist activists inside the United States. From New York City to Los Angeles, and in dozens of cities in between, the ongoing war and occupation were denounced at actions held Oct. 5-7. Initiated by the United National Antiwar Coalition and related organizations, the series of protests demanded “U.S./NATO out of Afghanistan!” “Hands off Syria!” “Don’t attack Iran!” “No more drone attacks!” and “No sanctions!” Following are outlines of actions in several cities.[lyte id=”1GtyMgjlM7o” /]In New York City, protesters rallied Oct. 7 at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building Plaza in the historic center of Harlem’s Black community. Nellie Bailey of the Harlem Tenants Council chaired the two-and-a-half hour rally. Bailey made a strong appeal to youth in the Harlem community, emphasizing that the organizers’ message was opposition to wars “at home and abroad.”Speakers from dozens of anti-imperialist, anti-war and neighborhood organizations underlined this message. U.S. militarist policies, which were seen as expanding due to the prolonged capitalist economic crisis, were strongly condemned. Speakers equally denounced anti-Islam persecution and the latest types of intimidation from local police forces, such as stop-and-frisk and all the recent shootings by killer cops.On the same day, police arrested 25 people, mostly U.S. military veterans, as they held a vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in lower Manhattan to commemorate those killed and wounded in Afghanistan and oppose the war there.In Los Angeles, many organizations were among those protesting at Pershing Square Park on Oct. 6. The event was emceed by the International Action Center, which initiated the action. The Southern California Immigration Coalition, Unión del Barrio, Youth Justice Coalition, Cuba Coalition, Syrian Americans for Peace, Union of Progressive Iranians, International League of Peoples Struggles, ­BAYAN-USA, Workers World Party, Peace and Freedom Party, and the Young Communist League were among the represented groups speaking at the rally. All of the speakers, predominantly people of color, were united in opposition to U.S. wars and aggression abroad and against working and poor people here at home. That same day there was a march by the Answer Coalition to a military recruiting station in Hollywood, also commemorating the anniversary of the war.At the Pershing Square Park rally, all organizations were invited to continue participating with UNAC, which is holding a meeting in Los Angeles on Oct. 16. For more information about the meeting, call 323-306-6240.In San Francisco, an action initiated by the Answer Coalition — with the endorsement of UNAC and many others — started with a rally at Powell and Market streets. Protesters then marched to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in solidarity with UNITE HERE Local 2 hotel workers, who have called a boycott of the Hyatt chain.Later, an “Anti-Colonial Anti-Capitalist March” took place, starting with a rally at B. Manning Plaza. It was sponsored by Occupy San Francisco and supported by members of Occupy Oakland. Workers World Party activists carried a banner reading “Occupy Wall Street, Not Palestine. U.S. Hands Off Iran and Syria.” This march met with heavy repression by the police, including 26 arrests, with all arrestees facing multiple felony charges, and a number of demonstrators injured.More than 100 people showed up outside the Salt Lake City and County Building for an anti-war rally organized by the Oct. 7th committee of the Utah Anti-War Coalition. The demonstration, held in solidarity with the national call to action denouncing U.S. wars at home and abroad, brought together new activists and longtime peace activists.Protesters marched through downtown Boston Oct. 6 to oppose U.S./NATO wars. After a rally at Downtown Crossing, people marched to historic Faneuil Hall for rallies. The marchers stopped en route at the Hyatt Hotel to support the UNITE HERE Local 26 boycott, and at the Boston School Department to condemn current plans to bring back the resegregationist policies of “neighborhood schools.” Speakers represented a broad range of the anti-war movement: UNAC, IAC, United for Justice with Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, New England United, Committee for Peace & Human Rights, Rhode Island Mobilization Committee, Veterans for Peace, Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Women’s Fightback Network, Code Pink, Greater Boston, and Occupy Boston Action for Peace Working Group.In Chicago, demonstrators gathered in front of the Tribune Building on Michigan Avenue, a symbol of corporate domination of the media, to protest the anniversary of the war on the Afghan people. Then they made their way to the Obama re-election headquarters on Randolph Street, where speakers condemned the administration for drone strikes on civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. The crowd chanted slogans opposing U.S. support for terrorism in Syria and war moves against Iran.Finally, the demonstrators rallied in front of the headquarters of Boeing, a manufacturer of pilotless drones, to condemn this military contractor for its involvement with the wars. Many organizations helped build this action, including Students for a Democratic Society, the Gay Liberation Network, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!), Answer Coalition and Workers World Party.Activists hit the streets in front of a busy farmers’ market in Buffalo, N.Y., where they distributed hundreds of informational leaflets and talked with people about the urgency of resisting the war here at home as well as U.S./NATO wars abroad. The action, co-sponsored by the Buffalo/WNY International Action Center, Buffalo Forum and Burning Books, received coverage on three local TV stations.In downtown Detroit, protesters assembled at Hart Plaza on Oct. 5 during evening rush hour, where their message of “Stop the wars” and “No to anti-Islam bigotry” got a good reception by passersby on busy East Jefferson Avenue. The action was initiated by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice.Internationally, demonstrations were also held in London, Glasgow, Scotland and Vancouver, Canada.Based on reports from WW reporters John Catalinotto, Ellie Dorritie, Terri Kay, John Parker, Gerry Scoppettuolo, Eric Struch, Summer Wulle and Wilden Wulle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this ChicagoWW photo: Eric Struch New YorkWW photo: Brenda Ryanlast_img read more

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Eurowatch: employment rights for the disabled

first_img Comments are closed. Eurowatch: employment rights for the disabledOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The mainstreaming of disabilityissues in all policy formation is a key recommendation of the report, Towards abarrier-free Europe for people with disabilities. The promotion of anon-discrimination culture was also strongly emphasised, and the report hasalready been adopted by the European Parliament’s Employment and Social AffairsCommittee. It will be put to the vote of the plenary session in Strasbourg thismonth.Thirty-seven millionEuropeans are affected by disability and unemployment is almost three timeshigher than average.Target areas foraction are:– Equal treatment –beyond employment– Financial – supportto enable people with disabilities to participate in all community programmes– Action plan – toinvolve them in the information society– Evaluation ofresearch already carried outA note of interest:2003 has been named Year of the Disabled Citizen.Campaign targets worksafetyThe Bilbao-basedEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work has announced an informationcampaign, designed to cut the number of work-related accidents, to run untilOctober 2001. The end of the campaign will be marked by the European Week ofSafety and Health at Work, with the message that most accidents can beprevented by good management practice and adherence to existing Europeandirectives on safety at work.A good practice awardscheme will recognise innovative practical solutions for the prevention ofaccidents at work. There is a comprehensive information pack available in 11languages and a multilingual website: http://osha.eu.int/ew2001Strategy to free-uplabour A two-stage commissionstrategy to free up labour markets was proposed to the Stockholm Summit inMarch.Concentrating onskills, mobility, information and transparency, the strategy is in keeping withemployers’ concerns on skills barriers and the skills gap, addressing issuessuch as recognition of professional qualifications, proficiencies acquired atwork and lifelong learning.Action includes acomprehensive strategy to remove barriers to services. There will be acommunication on obstacles caused by tax systems to the cross-border provisionof supplementary pensions. The challenge to themobility of particular groups, such as researchers, students, trainers andteachers as well as migrant workers and third-country nationals are all cited.Action to look out foris a one-stop European Mobility Information site and a Mobility InformationCampaign. There will also be a high-level skills and mobility taskforce set upas stage two of the strategy with a 2002 Action Plan being launched.Date to note: 17 May 2001 – Brussels, theEuropean Human Resources Network meets European Commission DGV to discussEuropean competition policy and employment.The workshop willexamine corporate diversity with emphasis on career planning and progression.By Susan Gibas secretary general ofthe European Human Resource Network, a cross-sectoral information network forEuropean employers and HR strategists dealing with issues of employment and thelabour market in Europe. Contact [email protected]last_img read more

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e-hr opinion HR opportunity to learn about workable training

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. e-hr opinion HR opportunity to learn about workable trainingOn 20 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. So far, e-learning’s story in the UK has been one of a promise unfulfilled.But there is an increasing recognition, especially in larger companies, that itis a major skills delivery platform and an effective staff development tool. Next month, the DfES will publish its report, Towards a unified e-learningstrategy, which provides a great chance to highlight learning approaches. TheGovernment clearly believes that e-learning has come of age. It will beinteresting to see how it thinks the medium can benefit people management anddevelopment strategies. However, the challenges to the promotion of e-learning manifest themselvesin many ways – cultural, organisational, financial and curricular – and thismust be recognised if the impressive level of resourcing already identified bythe Government is to be used to best effect. E-learning’s introduction is a complex process with great logistical,financial and administrative demands. Change management strategies will bevital to implementation, and must include the promotion of benefits –especially with regard to the substantial re-alignment of resources thatintroduction implies. This development presents an excellent opportunity for HR staff to maintainand expand their role in the way in which training is carried out in UKbusiness. We have seen much enthusiasm from many in HR for e-learningimplementation, and now I hope we will see recognition of the chance for HR toplan, introduce and oversee e-learning as a key tool in training anddevelopment. It has the potential to form the backbone, rather than an adage,to almost all staff training initiatives, and the benefits for HR should berealised and seized. On the flip-side, however, intransigence of educational staff has thepotential to create huge difficulties. To put e-learning at the centre of ateaching organisation’s delivery system will require considerable management,leadership and team skills. Government should begin by engaging employers more fully, and by providingincentives to change the curriculum and train staff. Most critical of all are the educators themselves and those who lead them,heading up the schools, colleges, universities and training providersthroughout the country. It is only through them that any governmentrecommendations can be turned into a beneficial reality. This is a tri-pronged chance to understand and appreciate e-learning, torealise the potential for HR in creating modern, efficient and workabletraining, and to win over the key workers whose chalk-face roles can realisethe dreams and ideas from Whitehall. Professor Saiad Medhat is chief executive of Productivity4you www.p4you.comlast_img read more

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The behavioural and physiological ecology of diving

first_imgRecent measurements of remarkable dive performances in oceanic seabirds and marine mammals suggest the use of a range of physiological and behavioural adaptations for the parsimonious use of oxygen. Access to food at different depths may be directly related to the duration of the breath-hold, and several physiological strategies may be used to extend dive duration. But is also a growing appreciation of the importance of behavioural strategies adopted by divers to minimize the effects of physiological limitations on diving performance and to maximize access to food.last_img read more

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