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Workers abroad may force issue

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Workers abroad may force issueOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. UKemployers should be more responsible in the way they consult their workforceabout redundancies if they want to stave off tough European legislation,according to Trade and Industry minister Alan Johnson. Speaking exclusively to Personnel Today, Johnson said pressure has built upto adopt the EU directive on information and consultation because UK workers intrans-national companies can see that colleagues in other parts of Europe areconsulted more fully. Johnson said, “If UK employers believe in a voluntary approach, somecompanies can do a bit better in the way they inform and consult theirworkers.” He said that the UK would continue to oppose the directive and stressed thatthe Government’s review of domestic consultation legislation is still inprogress. last_img read more

Tiger Woods’ strong third round keeps him in contention at British Open

first_imgJuly 21, 2018 /Sports News – National Tiger Woods’ strong third round keeps him in contention at British Open Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CARNOUSTIE, Scotland) — A five-under-par third round at The British Open has Tiger Woods in contention at a major for the first time in years.Woods shot a 66 on Saturday, and briefly saw his name sit atop the leaderboard following six birdies in his first 14 holes. He shot his only bogey of the day on 16, falling behind Kevin Kisner at that point.He hadn’t played in an Open Championship since 2015, and hadn’t led at any point in a major tournament since 2012. Still, after four back surgeries in the last two years, Woods showed glimpses of his old self. Woods sat in a tie for sixth place as the round came to a close, just four shots off the lead. Speaking to reporters Saturday, Woods said he’s happy with how he’s playing.“I’ve shown that I’ve been there close enough with a chance to win this year,” Woods said. “Given what happened [the] last few years, I didn’t know if that would ever happen again, but here I am with a chance coming Sunday in a major championship.”“It’s going to be fun,” Woods added. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Buy-to-let landlords choose auctions to sell properties, says Auction House

first_imgHome » News » Buy-to-let landlords choose auctions to sell properties, says Auction House previous nextProducts & ServicesBuy-to-let landlords choose auctions to sell properties, says Auction HouseSwift process keeps tenants in place and provides instant income for buyers.11th May 20160632 Views Auction House, the UK’s biggest property auctioneer says there’s growing evidence that an increasing number of buy-to-let landlords are choosing to sell by auction rather than via estate agents.Director, Roger Lake says that the argument is swinging back to favour those selling such homes as tenanted investments rather than servicing notice to the tenant and selling them as vacant properties.He (left) said, “The problem for the landlord is how to achieve the best sale price without losing too much rental income. Most estate agents tell their letting clients to decant their tenants before instructing them to sell the property. But that approach comes with some major disadvantages. Not only do landlords stop receiving rent but the property often looks unkempt and might need redecoration. The process is invariably long and sometimes tortuous and will require the landlord to find monthly mortgage repayments from other sources for up to six months or more.“By contrast, an auctioneer will recommend that landlords sell with tenants remaining in place and the properties offered as tenanted investments. This has the prime advantage of the landlord continuing to receive rent while the sale is taking place. The property also usually presents better when occupied – and invariably the tenants will want to stay put rather than be forced out. It’s a win-win for both parties.”Auction House reported on its April sales, with 290 lots sold from 402 offered (a success rate of 72%) raising a £44.5m. The four-month performance in 2016 improved further, with sales going past the 1,000 lots milestone one month earlier than in 2015. The January-April total stands at 1,027 lots sold from 1,241 offered, with an average success rate of 76.6% and a total sales value of £137.5m.He added, “Demand for residential investments hasn’t dropped away as many pundits suggested. Indeed, we have seen a strong start to 2016 with most of our sales rooms showing growth over last year’s excellent performance. There was some seller hesitancy immediately following the introduction of the Stamp Duty surcharge but this is now behind us and entries are strengthening. Most believe that the outcome of the Brexit vote will have little short term effect on the auctions market. Normality is returning to the supply side in our sector and buyer demand is still healthy. I expect activity to increase further during the summer and autumn.“As far as buy-to-let is concerned, there are still numerous cash-rich buyers who see rental property as a highly valued part of their investment programme. It’s one that has consistently delivered in the past and should continue to do so in the future.”Auction House auction houses auctions buy-to-let selling by auction May 11, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

USS Jason Dunham Waves Goodbye to Bar, Montenegro

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Goodbye USS Jason Dunham Waves Goodbye to Bar, Montenegro View post tag: Naval View post tag: europe View post tag: bar View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Jason Dunham Waves Goodbye to Bar, Montenegro View post tag: waves Authorities The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Bar, Montenegro, after a three-day scheduled port visit March 16.Jason Dunham’s presence in Montenegro reaffirmed that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties with allies while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Mediterranean.Margaret Uyehara, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro, said:Jason Dunham’s visit to Montenegro is yet another integral piece in our overall security efforts.During the visit Cmdr. Darren Dugan, USS Jason Dunham’s commanding officer, conducted an office call with Montenegrin Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Capt. Darko Vukovic and the mayor of Bar, Zoran Srzentic, March 13.Sailors from Jason Dunham’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team had the opportunity to meet with the Montenegrin Maritime Special Operations Force to compare weapons and discuss tactics.The vessel also hosted distinguished visitors on the flight deck, March 14.Jason Dunham is currently operating in the Mediterranean Sea, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.[mappress mapid=”15407″]Image: US Navy View post tag: USS Jason Dunham View post tag: Montenegro March 17, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

House Supports Sullivan’s Bill To Boost State’s Workforce

first_imgHouse Supports Sullivan’s Bill To Boost State’s WorkforceOn Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s legislation to continue strengthening Indiana’s workforce pipeline. Sullivan said House Bill 1002 would reallocate existing state funds to proven workforce programs so Hoosiers can increase their certifications, earn stackable credentials and secure higher-paying jobs in high-demand fields to meet the changing needs of Indiana employers.“By 2020, nearly two-thirds of in-demand jobs will require experience beyond a high school education,” Sullivan said. “Indiana’s private sector continues to grow and we need to attract and retain more skilled workers to fill the jobs becoming available. This legislation would build off our previous workforce efforts and continue strengthening our talent pipelines.” Learn more HERESullivan: Supporting the Ohio River I-69 Crossing Indiana and Kentucky have been working for years to establish a river crossing on I-69 between Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky. After careful evaluation of the funding options, I am in support of Central Corridor Alternative 1B, which would apply tolls only to the new interstate bridge of I-69 and not on the U.S. 41 bridge. This route is the most effective at the lowest total cost and has the least intrusive construction and environmental impact.The interstate bridge will provide a valuable north and south path of travel for our community, and positively affect all industries in our area and beyond. This development could open up numerous economic opportunities, and improve access to our region’s attractions and businesses. To learn more about the I-69 Ohio River Crossing, click here.Public comments about the plan will be accepted through Feb. 8. Comments can be submitted in public hearings, through the project’s contact page, by email or in person at the project office.  Click here to read my recent letter submitted to the Ohio River Crossing Project TeamFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Study predicts growth in EU bakery market

first_imgFresh bakery products have bucked the downward trend in bakery consumption in the UK, according to a new report by strategic consultancy and market research firm Gira.The Bake-off Bakery Markets in the EU 2009-2014 report states that across the 16 European countries studied, fresh products will drive market growth until 2014, after years of decline. “Similarly the many years of decline in bread consumption will come to a stop,” said Gira. The report, which covers bread, Viennoiserie, patisserie and hot savoury pastry snacks, predicted that the fresh bread market would become increasingly polarised, with both extremities premium and every-day bread growing.One of the key messages of the report was that bake-off products also presented real growth opportunities. Gira predicted the category, which accounted for 16% of all total bakery products consumption in 2010 (volume), would grow by 4.5% by 2014, across the surveyed countries.”In the UK more than 60% of the bake-off consumption is channelled through the grocery retail market, but the balance of demand is likely to shift further in favour of small-format and convenience stores,” said Gira director bakery Anne Fremaux.Gira said the most significant new element in the retail distribution of fresh bakery products, was the growing influence of the ’hard-discounters’. “Germany, the Netherlands and Austria are the most advanced countries in this respect, but Gira expects it to spread to all countries where the hard-discounters have a significant market presence,” it said.The study also highlighted the growing importance of foodservice, expected to rebound to pre-recession levels. And it predicted that the consumption of pre-packed long-life/wrapped bakery products would fall across Europe, particularly in the UK.last_img read more

Press release: PM Statement on the election of the new President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa

first_img My warm congratulations to President Ramaphosa on his election by Parliament today. The United Kingdom greatly values its dynamic and forward-looking partnership with South Africa, underpinned by the strong people-to-people and business ties between our countries. I look forward to working closely with President Ramaphosa to help build a healthier, more secure and prosperous future for both our countries. The Prime Minister said:center_img I very much hope to see the President at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April.last_img read more

News story: Layezy Racing Owners Club: information for creditors

first_imgOn 11 February 2019 Michael John Stanley, the owner of racehorses through the Layezy Racing Owners Club was declared bankrupt. Philip Duffy and Allan Graham of Duff and Phelps have been appointed as his trustees in bankruptcy.On 8 May 2019 the following companies Layezy Limited, Layezy Racing Limited, Number 1 Guide Limited and Stanley Property Services Limited were subject to winding up orders and were put into compulsory liquidation. On 15 May 2019 Philip Duffy and Allan Graham of Duff and Phelps were appointed as joint liquidators.Information for creditorsIf you have invested in the Layezy Racing Owners Club you should contact the trustees to register as a creditor.If you have information or intelligence relating to the bankruptcy of Mr Stanley you can email this to us, please quote reference number BKT5069848 and include supporting documentation.Anyone who feels they may be a victim of fraud can contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime.Further information:The British Horseracing Authority has issued a statement on the rules regarding the running of racehorses by insolvent owners and the welfare of the horses.The Insolvency Service is not able to provide any further information at this time. This page is being kept updated.last_img read more

Three Major Health IT Moves Taking Shape in 2017

first_imgIt’s National Health IT Week and we at Dell EMC are taking this time to look at the healthcare IT (HIT) trends of 2017. As always, evolving technology and innovation continues to drive healthcare transformation, but there are a few have become established movements in changing the healthcare landscape over this past year.1. Data: From Acquisition To “Appification”The data lifecycle—taking raw data to innovation—is speeding up, bringing us closer to the promise of evidence-based medicine.With increasing adoption of cloud in 2017, especially software-defined, secure cloud technologies, providers are gaining the convenience and accessibility needed to pool large data sets (both clinical and non-clinical) and apply analytics functionality like never before.Recent developments made in the areas of cognitive computing, machine learning and AI are helping to translate the massive volume of raw data into meaningful insights—insights that are leading to ground-breaking point-of-care and patient solutions. Take Freenome, for example, a San Francisco-based startup that is using AI to build non-invasive disease screenings. And on the patient-end of things we have solutions like the AI-powered mobile app, YourMD, that is turning your data into “trusted and actionable information”.As data becomes more a part of the fabric of our healthcare ecosystem, it is critical that we continue to leverage the latest advancements, following four basic steps in the process of turning data into innovations: acquire everything, analyze anything, archive the right things, and amplify/appify actionable things.Figure 1. The data cycle includes four basic steps that help turn raw data into timely, meaningful and actionable intelligence, and then into clinically-relevant applications and solutions2. Consumerism: Empowered Patients and New Care ChoicesWe’ve witnessed several trends over the past year to support the rise in healthcare consumerism. First is the growing consolidation of providers—a model that has taken shape largely because of a need to form clinically integrated networks that streamline care, reduce costs and provide more patient-centric services. Just this year we witnessed consolidations from healthcare giants, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), both acquiring a network of regional health systems in their respective states. It’s a move that they anticipate will help reduce costs and improve care for millions of patients.Secondly, competition is growing. Retail health veterans like CVS and Walgreens, along with major telehealth service providers like TeleDoc, are leading the way in providing a user-driven telehealth and mobile app experience. With that comes more convenience and choice, and a growing expectation from patients for similar user experiences across the healthcare industry.Thirdly, innovation and appification empower patients, especially millennials, to take the lead in sharing their health information. Mobile apps and tracking devices offer new methods for acquiring data, while patient portals and IM’ing options help with data sharing between patients and their providers, family members and even payers. Many patients are even sharing data generated from consumer devices such as Fitbits (even though much of that data remains non-clinical). There is also a willingness from patients to share their data with employers and payers to help lower insurance rates.These influences are expediting the adoption of healthcare consumerism in 2017.3. Patient Safety: Beyond Ransomware to Life-And-Death Scenarios2017 continues to bear witness to a significant rise in breaches and ransomware attacks aimed at the healthcare industry. Not simply just a security issue, patient safety is now a top concern, especially as attacks target medical devices and critical care systems.The ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack for instance took down major health systems, preventing access to patient information and suspending procedures. It garnered the attention of board level executives, causing many to rethink how they handle security, especially when it comes to protecting patients in their care.And if that weren’t enough, a new threat is emerging—the malicious creation of synthetic data. Imagine a pace maker that has been hacked, and false signals sent to it causing it to malfunction. The possibility of data manipulation poses serious health concerns and is causing hospital CISOs to pay close attention.Staying ahead of these threats is no small feat, especially since data has officially left the building. No longer just about defending the perimeter, the key to threat detection and response is an automated, holistic and analytics-driven security approach, one that extends laterally and vertically across the healthcare ecosystem.As we head into the final months of the year, it’s clear that management of the data cycle, rising consumerism and the need to protect patients from cyberattacks will define and shape our HIT priorities. The rapid proliferation of all-things digital, with its promises and vulnerabilities, will drive innovation and force IT executives to embrace change.last_img read more

Unique beauties

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaA “hey, how are you?” shot across the garden as B.J. Garrett reached through green foliage to check a plant’s name tag. Her answer — “crazy” — fit the day as she, University of Georgia horticulture professor Allan Armitage and several others put in the final touches for an open house.For two weeks in June, Garrett spent nine hours a day in the Gardens at UGA. For her, it was worth it. After all, she got to play with plants. On July 8, she’ll be sharing a few of her babies (for a price) with anyone who comes by.The Gardens at UGA, formerly known as the UGA Trial Gardens, will have an open house from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. Visitors will be treated to Armitage-led tours and can buy trial garden plants, books and, according to Armitage, “other assorted goodies.””The open house is important because we want people to know what’s here,” Armitage said. “It’s a fabulous place.”It isn’t a typical garden. Seeds and plugs (small, newly sprouted plants) come from companies who have chosen the Gardens at UGA as a testing ground for new plant varieties. Many of the plants grown there aren’t available for retail sale.”Our plants range from the usual to the very unusual that you’ll never see anywhere else,” Armitage said. “You get to see the future here, see what will be out in five years.”As head Master Gardener and volunteer coordinator at the trial garden, Garrett sees it as her way of giving back to the community. “We want to get it to where people know that the garden’s here,” she said.She knelt in front of another plant. Of all the carefully organized perennials and annuals there, the ones she favors most are “the ones you don’t have to deadhead,” she said, which involves trimming the spent blossoms off of flowers.She’s been gardening most of her life — “since I was a teen. My mom enjoyed flowers so we worked together in her garden.”The Gardens at UGA were started in 1982. “It was a blank piece of property,” Armitage said. “And now it’s green space, according to the university.”Athens-area Master Gardeners maintain the garden and recently helped beautify it by building some trellises at the garden’s entryway, Garrett said.The open house is in its fourth year and will be held rain or shine. The entry fee is $5, and all money collected will go toward the trial gardens.”It’s a great place to meet friends, see plants and socialize,” Armitage said.For more information or directions to the open house, visit http://ugatrial.hort.uga.edu.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more