Accountant pay flat but bonuses up

first_img THE CHRISTMAS bonus season should be good for UK accountants, but their salaries look set to rise at below inflation rates, a new survey has found.Six in ten City businesses expect to pay their finance staff bonuses this year, the survey by recruitment consultancy Ambition found – and while accountants on average expect a bonus of 8.7 per cent of salary, employers anticipated paying an average 10.8 per cent.But while finance staff surveyed expected five per cent salary rises in 2011 – almost two percentage points above inflation – employers said they expect to offer an average 2.6 per cent raise, which falls below the current 3.2 per cent inflation rate.Jamie Lyon, head of employer services at the ACCA, said accountants recognised that economic conditions had been challenging and bonuses may not be as high as in booms. “Finance departments are the unsung heroes of businesses and we support our members in trying to get the best remuneration,” he said.Based on current average accountants salaries of £42,000, bonuses should average £4,536 – £880 higher than expected, creating a total bonus pot for all UK qualified accountants of up to £3.1bn. In 2009 accountants’ total bonus pot was £0.57bn, an average of £1,974 each. “It’s understandable that staff now want to get their pay back in line but the fact that businesses will be paying higher bonuses than expected will go some way to appeasing any disappointment,” said Ambition managing director Tim Gilbert.In March, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales reported that members’ salaries were down about two per cent on 2009’s level, to an average £79,100. Bonuses had fallen 26 per cent over the year. Accountant pay flat but bonuses up KCS-content Wednesday 1 December 2010 8:22 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Sports IQ raises $7m in seed funding as leading sports execs invest

first_img Email Address Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US 12th May 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Sports betting technology supplier Sports IQ has raised $7m in series seed funding, with the intention to invest it into live sports betting services and product development. Topics: Finance Sports betting Strategy Tech & innovation Several parties have contributed to raising this capital; Harlo Equity Partners led the charge, while Seattle Kraken minority owner and former Playtika investor Mitch Garber, the Kraft Group, Fenway Sport Group president Michael Gordon, former Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein and Inner Circle Ventures all contributed.center_img Sports betting Tags: Sports IQ Sports IQ raises $7m in seed funding as leading sports execs invest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders Full IPL Records, Strengths, Weaknesses, Full…

first_img ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan match 5401-NovKolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR 200814671 Football IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore (KKR) IPL Records RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 201614860 match 4626-OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI PunjabSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM Cricket match 2410-OctKings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight RidersSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM Follow InsideSport for all IPL 2020 News, Match Updates, Schedules, Points table, Players Salaries, IPL MoneyBall, IPL Player Impact table, IPL 2020 analysis Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter match 2812-OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM match 3921-OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM match 4224-OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders Full IPL Records, Strengths, Weaknesses, Full Schedule, LIVE Streaming match 1230-SepRajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM 201914680 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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The IPL’s best teams always have world-class all-rounders, and KKR have the cream of the crop.Even Pat Cummins, who is guaranteed to play almost all games for KKR, is handy with the bat, while Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s all-round skills have garnered praise from experts.Apart from Narine and Russell, Dinesh Karthik can also call upon Chris Green, who has captained the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL. The Australian off-spinner might not get games early on in IPL 2020, but he is certainly a quality T20 player.Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020: Unmatched depth in overseas players Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Chris Green, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton and Lockie Ferguson – KKR have perhaps the best overseas contingent in IPL 2020.The team, which is yet to announce a replacement for Harry Gurney, will see healthy competition for the 4 overseas slots in the XI, although 3 are all but finalised in the lead-up to the tournament. KKR’s foreign players are also highly experienced, with Eoin Morgan also England’s captain in the white-ball formats.KKR’s depth in overseas players will ensure that they can give the Indian players, who are arguably lesser in quality, extended runs of games.IPL 2020 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Weaknesses Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020: Indian batting contingent looks thinKeeping aside the quality of Indian players, KKR still have to fill the remaining spots with Indian players, and they are found wanting in the batting department.Apart from captain Dinesh Karthik, only Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana have some degree of IPL experience. The releases of Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa have left their batting lineup devoid of experience and aggression.Rinku Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Rahul Tripathi and Nikhil Naik are the only other options, and most of them haven’t had sufficient IPL experience. Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020: Lack of depth in the spin departmentKKR have always been a team that has relied on quality spinners, often fielding a three-pronged spin attack consisting of Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav at the Eden Gardens.Chawla is now part of the Chennai Super Kings, and KKR chose to replace him with Tamil Nadu mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who has bowled only three overs in the IPL so far. Chris Green is another option, but he might not make the playing XI in the presence of other quality options.M Siddharth is the only other Indian tweaker at KKR’s disposal, and he is uncapped at the IPL level. Even Kuldeep, who is expected to be one of the leaders of the spin attack, picked up only 4 wickets in 9 IPL games last season, at an economy rate of 8.66.IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) key Players of 2020Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squad of IPL 2020Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Pravin Tambe, M SiddharthIPL 2020 : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CaptainDinesh Karthik – Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicket-keeper and batsman who made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2004. He became captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders Indian Premier League team during the 2018 season.IPL Salary 2020 – 7.4 CroreTotal IPL Salary – 68.5 CroreIPL Moneyball Rank – 14Country – IndiaIPL 2020 :Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Hotel in UAEKKR staying at RITZ Cartlon Abu DhabiFor KKR promoter Sharukh Khan, cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are like a second home. Sharukh who has reportedly invested heavily in UAE’s beach front properties has also booked his team in one of the best properties of Abu Dhabi.Dinesh Karthik led KKR will fly out to Abu Dhabi from Mumbai on 21st morning. Sharukh’s team will stay in a grand style at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.Nestled into 57 acres of lush gardens and shimmering pools, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is just 20 minutes away from the airport. The hotel overlooks the Grand Canal. KKR is expected to reserve major part of the property for its squad 2009143101 Also follow the IPL Moneyball to know how much the each IPL player stand to lose if the IPL 2020 does not see the light of the day this year.Click the link below for- IPL 2020 LIVE Score, Ball by Ball Commentary, IPL LIVE Streaming, IPL Schedule, IPL Result Update, IPL LIVE Linkhttps://www.insidesport.co/indian-premier-league/ TAGSIPL 2020IPL 2020 LIVE SCOREIPL 2020 scoreIPL LiveIPL RecordsKKR 2020KKR CaptainKKR Full ScheduleKKR LIVE StreamingKKR StatisticsKKR StrengthsKKR WeaknessesKolkata Knight RidersRCB SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIPL 2020 Live : Brett Lee, Dean Jones, Brian Lara to feature in new avatar of Star Sports Select DugoutNext articleIPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders Strengths, Weaknesses, Full Schedule, LIVE Streaming Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) teams Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL Records, Key Players, Captain, Strengths, Weaknesses, Full Schedule, Statistics, LIVE Streaming All you need to know about KKR 2020IPL 2020 : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)The Kolkata Knight Riders are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The home of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens stadium. 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Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgCornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileCornerstone Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and non-life classes. The company provides risk underwriting and related financial services for individuals, corporate and institutional customers. This includes products for motor vehicles, aviation, marine, engineering all risks, asset protection, liability to third party, oil and gas, group life, credit life, mortgage protection, term assurance, wealth creation and Islamic insurance. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc was the first insurance company in Nigeria to provide customers with an online platform for insurance transactions. The company’s services are easily accessible through internet and mobile technology. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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‘Resistencia a Trump’ se vuelve global

first_imgConsidere estos asombrosos números: 750.000 en Los Ángeles; 500.000 en Washington, D.C.; 500.000 en la ciudad de Nueva York; 250.000 en Chicago; 150.000 en San Francisco; 150.000 en Boston; 150.000 en Denver; 100.000 en Oakland; 100.000 en Londres. Estos números representan algunas de las manifestaciones más grandes que tuvieron lugar el 21 de enero (J21), estimuladas por la inauguración del racista, misógino y xenófobo Donald Trump como el 45º presidente de EUA.Se estima que más de 4 millones de personas, la gran mayoría mujeres, participaron en éstas marchas en más de 500 ciudades de EUA. También protestaron en más de 100 ciudades fuera de EUA – en todos los continentes, incluyendo la Antártida. Estas cifras estimadas fueron compiladas por Jeremy Pressman (@djpressman) en la Universidad de Connecticut y Erica Chenoweth (@ericachenoweth) en la Universidad de Denver, basados en numerosos informes de medios de comunicación, incluyendo Facebook y Twitter.Desde las masivas protestas mundiales del 15 y 16 de febrero de 2003, justo antes de la guerra contra Irak, tantas personas no habían salido a la calle el mismo día en solidaridad y resistencia, esta vez con los derechos de las mujeres como foco principal. Por la enorme magnitud numérica de estas demostraciones, las marchas del J21 no podían ser ignoradas por los medios de comunicación convencionales o la administración entrante de Trump.Lo que empezó como un modesto llamado en Facebook a una marcha el 21 de enero contra Trump por una mujer basada en Hawái la noche de las elecciones presidenciales del 8 de noviembre, explotó en un fenómeno trascendental. Los medios sociales se utilizaron una vez más como el catalizador para catapultar a millones de personas a las calles contra – sobre todo – la visión misógina que Trump representa.Y estas protestas no sólo tuvieron lugar en las grandes y medianas zonas urbanas. Según NBC News, el 21 de enero, en muchas ciudades y pueblos más pequeños, por lo menos el 20 por ciento o más de la población general asistió a las marchas J21. Para poner estos números astronómicos en una perspectiva más amplia, se estima que 160.000 personas asistieron a la inauguración de Trump en Washington, un tercio del número que asistió a J21 en el D. C. (New York Times, 22 de enero)Quién asistió a J21 y por quéMientras que en las marchas más grandes en EUA, las fuerzas del Partido Demócrata, las celebridades de Hollywood, líderes de sindicatos, elementos socialdemócratas y moderados dominaban la tarima, la mayoría de las personas en las calles estaban a la izquierda o estaban abiertas a políticas más radicales. Muchas mujeres recibían positivamente las ideas anticapitalistas y pro-socialistas.Las mujeres que asistieron eran en su mayoría jóvenes, incluyendo niñas, pero también había mujeres mayores, personas con discapacidades, lesbianas, bisexuales, transexuales y no conformistas. Aunque la composición social era abrumadoramente blanca, había muchas mujeres negras, latinas, asiáticas, musulmanas e indígenas.Los creativos carteles y banderas exigían justicia reproductiva, especialmente en vista de que la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio fue desmantelada por Trump; En defensa de Black Lives Matter, los derechos de las/os inmigrantes y Planned Parenthood; Por $15 la hora y un sindicato; Por la vivienda, la educación, el cuidado de los niños y el agua potable; El fin de la guerra y la ocupación; Y muchos llamando a “Dump Trump” (Fuera Trump). Había carteles que decían “Hacer que América piense de nuevo”, un juego de palabras contra el tema de Trump “Hacer América grande de nuevo”, y una que decía “Lo siento mundo – pero arreglaremos esto”.Estas marchas ayudaron a empoderar a las mujeres que están justificadamente enojadas y disgustadas por el “pussy grabbing” (declaraciones obscenas y denigrantes hacia la mujer) de Trump, junto con su odio hacia las/os inmigrantes. Para esta escritora, que asistió a la marcha de Nueva York, quedó claro que las mujeres estaban de acuerdo en que cada tema social y económico es un asunto de la mujer y con la necesidad de solidaridad, especialmente con las mujeres más oprimidas y marginadas.¿Por qué J21 es tan importante?Queda cada vez más claro que un día de masivas marchas globales no revertirá los ataques globales contra los derechos de las mujeres, arraigados en la austeridad capitalista mundial. En su primer día en el cargo, Trump está avanzando con planes para menoscabar los programas contra la violencia femenina del Departamento de Justicia de EUA.Si el Congreso lleva a cabo los deseos de Trump, los programas financiados por el gobierno federal, tales como los centros de crisis de violación locales e incluso la Línea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica serán cerrados. Ya ha habido un aumento en las agresiones sexuales, incluyendo violación, contra las mujeres de todas las edades – en los campus universitarios, en las escuelas secundarias, en el ejército y en el hogar.Grupos de mujeres están pidiendo a la gente que llame a sus representantes demócratas del Congreso para votar en contra de estos recortes. Pero esto no es suficiente.El Partido Demócrata ha demostrado ser impotente cuando se trata de luchar contra la extrema derecha del Partido Republicano. Esto se debe a que los partidos Demócrata y Republicano representan los intereses de los grandes negocios, no los de la clase obrera multinacional y especialmente de las mujeres.El Partido Demócrata está más interesado en recuperar los asientos perdidos en el Congreso durante las elecciones de mitad de mandato de 2018 y las riendas de la Casa Blanca en 2020. Esperan atraer a sus filas a las millones de mujeres que salieron en J21 para que voten por el PD.La clase dominante multimillonaria tenía sus esperanzas y sueños en que Hillary Clinton se convirtiera en la siguiente presidente por ser una imperialista inveterada, educada en el uso de la diplomacia para llevar a cabo recortes en el país y guerra en el exterior.Ahora, EUA corporativo tiene que depender del poco diplomático Trump para llevar a cabo la siguiente ronda de austeridad en EUA que la mayoría del mundo ha estado experimentando desde la crisis bancaria de 2007-08. Esto ha llevado a una crisis irreversible de declive para el capitalismo mundial.Mientras que la austeridad para la clase trabajadora está en un rumbo de colisión con las promesas de campaña de Trump, que prometía aumentar los empleos en EUA, su nominado para secretario de trabajo refleja las verdaderas intenciones – es descaradamente anti-obrero y pro-austeridad.No puede ignorarse que las más de 670 marchas J21 en EUA y en todo el mundo demuestran que las mujeres, sin importar dónde vivan, están sufriendo el peso de los ataques políticos y económicos de las fuerzas de la reacción.La elección de Trump ahora está alimentando las llamas de la lucha. El desafío para las/os revolucionarios en todas partes es unirse para ayudar a guiar a aquellas/os que quieren convertir la lucha en un movimiento mundial para un verdadero cambio revolucionario y sistémico. J21 muestra que las mujeres liderarán el camino de la construcción de un movimiento de este tipo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana in Good Shape for ARC/PLC Deadline on Monday

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 12, 2020 SHARE Indiana in Good Shape for ARC/PLC Deadline on MondayIndiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Steve Brown was worried. About a month ago, progress for ARC/PLC signup in the state was not looking good.“We were having some software problems and they worked hard at getting those corrected. And we were just having a hard time getting producers in because we were fighting that bugaboo about waiting until March to make your decision.”Brown is no longer worried. He says that they are now at 97.2% of Indiana’s over 100,000 farms that have signed up. He was quick to give praise to us here at Hoosier Ag Today as well as Jim Mintert and Michael Langemeier from the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture for helping spread the message for producers to get in ahead of the March 16 deadline.Brown was quicker, though, to praise his FSA employees across the state.“I’m very happy for our employees because I know they have worked diligently and put in a lot of leg work calling producers and assisting them. It’s amazing what some of our people can do out there.”For the remaining 2.8% of farms out there that still need to signup, you need to reach out to your local FSA office today or Monday to get it done. Though, they might be booked up and unable to get you in. Brown says there is a solution.“To sign up after the deadline, you have to be put on a register. So, the producer has to make contact with our office, and if we can’t get him in, then we’re going to have to put him on that register and set a time up after March 16.And if producers don’t get in contact by Monday?“They are ineligible…they will be ineligible for 2019 payments.”Brown says there are some counties where that register might turn out to be a relatively long list. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana in Good Shape for ARC/PLC Deadline on Monday Previous articleCoronavirus Continues to Impact Markets, Now Impacting Ag EventsNext articleBayer Committed to Xtend System Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Indiana in Good Shape for ARC/PLC Deadline on Mondaylast_img read more

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Teenage Global Innovator visits TCU for work on gender equality

first_imgNelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship TAGSphotos Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. Linkedin ReddIt Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleTCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 05 – Wolverine 3, Netflix and more)Next articleTCU Pi Kaps reflect on their Journey of Hope experience Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Brandon Kitchin Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ + posts printTCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship Initiative brought in a teenager this semester to discuss the need for gender equality worldwide. Chloe Reynaldo, 16, is a youth and gender rights activist from the Philippines. She spent last week at TCU engaging in classes and discussion with students, advocating for gender equality.She was formally recognized as the 2016 Global Innovator at a luncheon and she also spoke at the FWISD Newcomer Academy on last Friday.“When you’re from a third-world country such as mine, a lot of the issues in our country come from poverty,” said Reynaldo. “A lot of the gender equality issues come from poverty, such as the girls not being able to go to school or the girls being forced to stay home and take care of their siblings.”Reynaldo, who was accompanied by her mother, said traveling to different places around the world made her realize how different life is in the Philippines compared to the United States.Discovering Global Citizenship brings one individual to campus each semester for multi-disciplinary curricular and co-curricular student engagement activities with the innovator, in addition to a sustainable project designed to further the innovator’s work in their home country.Reynaldo said she became an activist when she was 14 after she attended a seminar in her province. Her school asked a few representatives to go and she said they saw potential in her at the seminar. She said she tries to talk about the challenges she faces being a young activist. “The challenges would be the lack of authority you might have as a youth, especially when you’re talking to adults and then they’re thinking ‘what authority or credibility do you have to be speaking on such subjects’,” Reynaldo said. “Even when I’m talking to my peers since I’m not an adult they won’t really listen to me unless I really prove that I know what I’m talking about.”Reynaldo was awarded a competitive grant organized by graphic design instructor Jan Marie Ballard.Ballard said Reynaldo immediately stood out from the other applicants.“She was so young and so well-spoken. I knew instantly she was the one we were looking for,” Ballard said. “I contacted the United Nations to make sure she could travel here fine.” Reynaldo judged an art exhibit the graphic design department put together. It featured 22 projects by female students in the Professional Recognition for Graphic Designers class. Chloe Reynaldo with first place winner Majesty Christian. Christian is Junior BFA Graphic Design student. Her artwork – “You Are All One” (Photo courtesy of Jan Ballard)Reynaldo, who selected the top three projects, said she had a really hard time choosing the winner because they were all incredible to her.“I’m an artist myself so I appreciated the techniques that they used,” Reynaldo said. Chloe Reynaldo’s sketch. She said she enjoys drawing anime for fun. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Kitchin)“The big factor was deciding how impactful it was, how passionate it was, and if it communicated the message easily and quickly enough — because you know teenagers have the attention span of goldfish,” Reynaldo said.Reynaldo is affiliated with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office, UNFPA Philippines and Y-PEER. Y-PEER is the umbrella organization for over 500 nonprofits and government institutions.Being involved with such organizations has already given her other opportunities to travel around the world to share her message, she said.Reynaldo was chosen by UNFPA Asia-Pacific as the youngest delegate and speaker at the International Women’s Month Summit in Bangkok this past March, and she was also invited to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey in May.She said there are still issues of inequality everywhere.“You learn that the battle being fought in your country is not the only battle being fought. Women around the world are dealing with this issue,”she said.Reynaldo said she hopes to inspire people of all ages and let adults know they can cultivate and motivate aspiring youth leaders like herself.“I want youth to look at me and say, ‘If she can do that, then I can, too,’” Reynaldo said. “I want adults to look at me and say, ‘If she can do that, then my child can, too!’  Twitter Linkedin Facebook Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worthlast_img read more

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Fianna Fail call on the Health Minister to resign

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Previous articleUpdated: Huge boost for Dungloe as Randox confirms the creation of 30 new jobsNext articleFormer paratroopers who shot dead civilians on Bloody Sunday could be prosecuted News Highland Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Fianna Fáil leader Mícheal Martin has described Health Minister James Reilly’s position as untenable.Deputy Martin said Dr. Reilly had lost control of his department following failure to clarify certain cuts from last Tuesday’s budgetThe opposition leader was speaking at the Annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration in Bodenstown, County Kildare.Deputy Martin says hindsight proves that last weeks health budget was dishonest and lacked credibility.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/17marHEALTH.mp3[/podcast]center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Fianna Fail call on the Health Minister to resign By News Highland – October 20, 2013 Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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3 killed after car explodes in suburban Pennsylvania; suspect likely among the dead

first_imgRich Rolen via ABCNews.com(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — Three men died after a car exploded late Saturday in Allentown, Pennsylvania, authorities said.The suspect was likely among those killed in the blast, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said at a Sunday news conference.Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV reported the blast, which took place about 9:30 p.m., shook windows of houses in the neighborhood.Photos of the scene showed debris from the car strewn across the block.It is not clear how or why the explosion happened.Authorities called the explosion an isolated incident and said there is no further threat to the public.The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are among the agencies at the scene.Authorities are looking to speak to all witnesses. The FBI urges anyone with information to call investigators at 215-418-4000.Autopsies will be performed Monday, said Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.The Red Cross tweeted it had set up a temporary shelter in the area.The area surrounding the explosion has been cordoned off by authorities for blocks.Allentown is located in eastern Pennsylvania, about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Communication break down

first_imgCommunication break downOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Thefast-changing nature of today’s business environment means it is crucial thatthe lines of communication between management and the shop-floor are effective,trusted and always open, says Bill QuirkeThe business world is in the midst of a period of unprecedented turbulence.Once this would have been considered wholly negative, but today we are seeing anew model of uncertainty, which is as much about opportunities as threats. Organisations are specialising, generalising, merging, acquiring,downsizing, expanding and restructuring at an alarming rate. Nothing is certainany more. Today’s competitor is tomorrow’s ally. The next development intechnology could potentially wipe out a whole market overnight or give birth toa total new breed of business. Add to this the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 11 September and thethreat of recession, and it’s clear that if businesses are to survive andthrive in these challenging times, they need to become more agile andresponsive. Used strategically, communication is the cement that will bind theorganisation together and ensure people’s energies are focused in the rightdirection. But the mixture – and the application – needs to be right. A new style of communication with employees must be developed – one that isless about directing and more about engaging with people. Yet manyorganisations are trapped in a time warp, using a style of communication thatis more suited to the production lines of the 1970s than to the fast andflexible companies of today. Businesses need to help employees find their way through the increasing massof information heaped upon them so they can focus on what’s really important.They must refine the way they use technology to communicate, to ensure themedium doesn’t cloud the message. They have to find new ways of helpingemployees build relationships and share knowledge – often over distance andwith people they may never have met and will work with only for a short time. Uncertainty is worse than bad news How often does this happen in organisations? Change is coming, so seniormanagers spend hours locked in the boardroom refining their objectives,considering options and evaluating solutions. They then ‘announce’ their conclusions– and expect everyone to march meekly in the right direction. The reality, however, is that in times of uncertainty, organisations needmore than just compliance from employees. They need to engage people’s heartsand minds, gain their energy and commitment and get them focusing their effortsin the right direction. One of the first steps to doing this is to recognise the need to ‘share thethinking’. In times of change, people are more stressed by uncertainty than bybad news. They are hungry for information about rationale, options, possiblescenarios and implications. They also, naturally, want to know how it willaffect them personally and what the organisation needs them to do differentlyin the new scenario. Unfortunately, organisations in turmoil often want to keep their heads downand restrict information. This may be because leaders are not clear themselvesabout what’s going on, or what stance they should take, or because they areworried about disclosing confidential information. But even if you can’t givepeople absolutes, you need at least to help them understand the context,appreciate how fast things are changing and give them a sense of the directionin which things might be heading. If people understand the bigger organisational picture they will be morewilling to stay for the ride and more motivated to do the job you need them todo. If they understand the specific role they need to play, they will be betterequipped to make decisions and more willing to share knowledge and informationwith their colleagues. If information is withheld, speculation and gossip will be rife and trust inmanagement will be quickly eroded, at the very time you need everyone to be ‘onside’. Equally, if employees only have half the picture, they may waste timeand effort focusing their energies in completely the wrong direction. Communicating change effectively Different types of change require a different communication approach.Engaging employees in a major culture change programme, for example, calls fora different approach to gearing people up for a short-term campaign. It is alsoimportant to recognise that people will move through the change process at adifferent pace and will have different levels of anxiety. There are, however,some broad principles that are useful: Create a sense of urgency If employees are mistakenly feeling ‘fat and happy’, they need to bere-educated. They need to be taken to the ‘top of the strategic mountain’ andshown the oncoming threat to continued survival. In other words, employees have to go through the same thought and learningprocess that senior management have been through. A shared sense of urgencycomes from a shared understanding of the business threats. Communicate the big picture Employees need to understand the business environment they are operating in.Some leading companies have recognised this and responded by trying tocreate greater business literacy among their staff, educating them about themarket and keeping them up-to-date with consumer trends and changes incompetition. Armed with this knowledge, employees will understand the likelyimplications for themselves and their job and will be better equipped to makedecisions. Share thinking as well as conclusions When people are uncertain and question the competence and the credibility oftheir managers, it is more important than ever to share thinking. Change will not be properly understood, let alone implemented, unless peopleunderstand why it is necessary. Commitment comes from a sense of ownership, andownership comes from participation. People need to be actively involved indiscussing how the change can be implemented in their area. Say what’s on their mind, not what is on yours In times of uncertainty, credibility comes from being willing to acknowledgewhat people are already thinking. This accelerates the pace at which peoplewill engage with senior management, energises people because they feel they cansay what they think, and makes it more likely that you will flush out unexpectedbarriers to implementation. Maximise the sense of continuity and stability If change is sold as ‘revolution’, it can seem too extreme and sudden forpeople to cope with. Employees see it as violating their traditional values andwill resist and cling to existing work patterns. What they really want is tomaintain continuity where possible, make it through the change with as littledisruption as possible and quickly re-establish equilibrium. Positioning changeas evolutionary will therefore help reassure people and make them feel there iscontinuity with the past. Do not wait Even in the most uncertain of situations, there is always something that canbe communicated. Managers often mistakenly assume that they are in control of communicationand can turn it on and off like a tap. Unfortunately, if management does not communicate, the grapevine will. Thekey is to be proactive and manage communication, rather than having to react tothe latest rumour. Communicate probabilities and scenarios While you cannot predict the future, you can talk about what might happen.People will speculate anyway, so you may as well give them real possibilitiesto think about. It is also helpful to give people a timescale of when youexpect to be able to communicate specific information. Low-key managementbriefings are a good way to talk about possible scenarios and allow employeesto ask questions and discuss the possible implications. Make face-to-face the main channel Research has shown that people prefer to receive information about changefrom their immediate manager, face to face. Line managers are often perceivedas being ‘in the same boat’ as their teams. They can help their people ‘unpack’information and make the connection to their day-to-day jobs. If youcommunicate in this way, you will be better able to assess people’s concerns,correct misconceptions, gather feedback and minimise the chances of sensitivedetails being leaked. Train managers in new skills Managers are traditionally good at presenting information, rebuttingchallenges and winning the argument. Communicating change, however, calls for adifferent set of skills. Managers need to be able to listen, debate and connecton the right emotional level with their staff. They need to be able to usevivid language and make information come alive. Invest enough time Communication is a process, not an event. It is unrealistic to expect that ashared conclusion will be reached on the first attempt. Communicating changesuccessfully means listening to people, allowing them to test your position,helping them to share the thinking and process the information – and thentrying again. Challenges for global organisations Global organisations have a more complicated challenge than most. Theymanage across different time zones, making it difficult to manage informationand update employees at the same time. Management styles in different countries mean managers have conflictingideas about what is confidential and what is appropriate to share withemployees. Different countries also have varying degrees of legal constraintabout what organisations can and cannot communicate to employees. Different organisations have different degrees of cultural ‘permission’ toraise issues and explore concerns. Europeans, for example, can find thatraising doubts about the future can be seen as overly negative by UScolleagues. Organisations will have communication channels of varying quality – someparts of the organisation may be effectively wired up for e-mail and webcasts,other countries may be difficult to contact and have far less access to IT. The logistics and timing involved in translating information addscomplications and time. Fast translations of central information arenotoriously tricky – management in the Russian office of one globalorganisation translated the key phrase ‘your line manager’ to ‘your prisonwarder’. The relationship between corporate centres and their operating units canhave a huge effect on managing communication. Operations that regard the centreas a costly and unnecessary hindrance often fall into the habit of filteringout information coming from corporate centre. Those in the operating units arethen happily unaware of changes until it is too late. Managing communication in these kind of organisations means getting stronglinkage between the corporate centre and then operating units, and clear rulesof engagement about who is communicating what to whom. Pulling communication together Following the above steps is not enough in itself. Communication needs to becoherent – people need to hear the right information, understand it, and beable to act on it. Using the following processes is a good start: Involve senior management Research has shown that 69 per cent of Fortune 100 companies do not have acommunication policy. A recent Synopsis survey suggests that where there is acommunication strategy, only one-third of boards are involved in formulating orapproving it. ‘Road test’ communications In times of uncertainty, employees are more likely to misinterpret theinformation they are given. There is therefore a far greater need for managersto ‘road test’ the message before it is issued to ensure they flush out anypossible misconceptions and misunderstandings. Plan ahead Communication planning should involve senior management and focus onbusiness objectives. Organisations need to develop an annual calendar ofcommunication events and milestones, which is linked to the business plan andreviewed at regular intervals. Map attitudes and audiences Organisations need to look at who is affected by the change, gatherinformation about their current perceptions and think about exactly what it isthey need to know. In any period of change there will be different audienceswith different communication needs. Some will need a ‘wake up call’, forexample, while others may simply need education or reassurance. Co-ordinate If those responsible for internal communication do not co-ordinate their efforts,they will compete for employees’ time and attention and cause ‘communicationclutter’. Different functions, such as HR, corporate communications, IT andmarketing, need to work together and share thinking, plans and priorities. Practice ‘air traffic control’ Organisations need to adopt a more sophisticated approach to managingcommunication if they are to avoid the problem of information overload. Theyneed to shift from the ‘factory’ method of pumping more and more messages downcommunication pipelines, to ‘air traffic control’, where information is plannedand prioritised. Use measurement and tracking Feedback becomes more important in times of uncertainty, because employeesare more likely to misinterpret information. Organisations need frequently tocheck that the right messages are getting across by setting up feedback ‘loops’(via line managers, intranets and e-mail) and organising regular focus groupsand tracking surveys. Focus groups should be used not simply to check whether the message isgetting across, but how people are decoding it. This is important for tworeasons – it alerts senior management to where there are misinterpretations,and where the message is not believed, so signalling to them that they have toget straighter in their talk and more willing to acknowledge what’s on people’sminds. How strategic positioning failsSenior managers in a Europeanmanufacturing company were becoming increasingly frustrated at the failure ofproduction workers to appreciate the true competitiveness of the market theywere in. Most board members believed that customer satisfaction with theirproducts was low, while a significant number of first line supervisors had adifferent perception, and thought customer satisfaction was fine.These supervisors reassured their teams that everything waswell – defeating the board’s efforts to issue a wake-up call to the workforce.The ‘disconnect’ was entirely due to a failure to discuss information andeducate people about its implicationsHow strategic positioning winsAbbey National, a major UK bank,introduced an ‘air traffic control’ communication system that it believeshelped it in a time of major change – fighting off a hostile takeover bid fromglobal giant Lloyds TSB. Abbey National’s head of communications NeilFraser-Smith, says: “It would have been very easy to have been sidetrackedinto rubbishing the other company, but a highly-co-ordinated approach tointernal communications helped us focus on messages about what the impact of atake-over would be on innovation, customer service and choice. This fitted withour external communication strategy as well – and in the end, won the day.”The Synopsis Report Communicatingin Uncertainty can be downloaded from www.synopsis-communication.co.ukBill Quirke is managing director of Synopsis Communications Consulting. Beforefounding Synopsis, he was a director of Burson Marsteller. He is a regularinternational speaker, and is the author of numerous works on internal communication,including Communicating Corporate Change, published by McGraw Hill Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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