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Housing the capital’s key workers

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Housing the capital’s key workersOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today An extra 25,000 affordable homes could be built in London for key workers inthe next 15 years by building accommodation over commercial properties. This is the proposal set out by the Department for Transport, LocalGovernment and the Regions in a report which explores ways of creating cut-costhousing for essential workers in London. The department has also set up an affordable housing unit to deliver theaccommodation. Planning minister Lord Falconer said: “Land is at a premium, but so arethe people needed to work in essential jobs. We have to think creatively abouthow we provide decent homes to keep the city working.” Unions are campaigning for all 86,000 civil servants in London to receive apay rise and be classified as ‘essential workers’ to help them afford to liveand work in the capital. In a joint submission to the GLA London Weighting Panel, the PCS Union andthe Council of Civil Service Unions called for more consistency in Londonallowances and an across-the-board pay supplement www.dtlr.gov.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Council cuts costs by keeping oldies active

Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Council cuts costs by keeping oldies activeOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has abolished retirement ages forstaff in a bid to retain skills and reduce recruitment costs. The council now gives employees the opportunity to work past 65 as long asthere is a business case to do so. Under the scheme managers must give their approval for staff to continueworking beyond 65 and these employees are then appraised annually to monitortheir performance. Staff over 65 can negotiate changes to their working arrangements such asmoving from full-time to part time. The move does not affect staff pensions as they are frozen when employeesreach 65 and staff over that age do not contribute. Javier Hyde, HR manager at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said thescheme is a vital part of the authority’s HR strategy as more than half of thecouncil’s 12,500 employees are over 50. “The move has gone down really well,” she said. “Employeesare pleased as they now have a choice of when to finish work and no longer feelthat they are being got rid of by the council. “Local councils are struggling to attract talented staff, so it isabsolutely vital that we are able to keep those we already have. We also do nothave to spend any money recruiting, selecting and training.” So far three employees, including a lawyer, are on the scheme and Hydeexpects numbers to increase significantly due to the demographics of thecouncil’s workforce. Comments are closed. read more

Safeway signs employment pact to recruit more disabled workersSafeway signs employment pact to recruit more disabled workers

first_imgSafewayhas signed a national agreement with Remploy to open up employmentopportunities for disabled people within its stores.Theagreement with the company will build on work by Safeway over the past 18months to increase the number of people with disabilities it employs.Remployis the UK’s largest provider of employment for disabled people, and last yearthe organisation helped 12,100 people with disabilities into jobs – a recordnumber.NicolaInstone, HR director for stores at Safeway, said the agreement would helpreinforce the firm’s commitment to providing job opportunities for thedisabled.“Thisagreement represents a huge step forward in reaffirming a policy that isalready inherent in our culture and will further increase the number ofdisabled people we employ,” she said.“Itwill enable us to have access to a broader pool of potential employees with arange of skills, thereby creating a more diverse workforce.”Underthe agreement, Safeway will notify Remploy of any vacancies and its adviserswill then deal directly with individual stores. In addition, Remploy willprovide its clients with support and backup to help them integrate into thecompany. Disabled candidates will also be able to access Safeway’s jobvacancies via the internet. StuartKnowles, executive director at Remploy, hopes the agreement will encourageother large employers to follow Safeway’s example.“Thereare many thousands of disabled people with a whole range of skills who want towork and are simply looking for an opportunity to do so,” he said.“Itis encouraging to see employers such as Safeway recognising their skills andabilities.” ByBen willmottwww.remploy.co.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Safeway signs employment pact to recruit more disabled workersSafeway signs employment pact to recruit more disabled workersOn 22 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

North Sanpete, Millard Wasatch Academy, Valley, Compete At 1st Day of Dixie Invitational

first_img Written by The boys’ leader is Desert Hills with 36 points. North Sanpete is in ninth place with 9 points and Millard is in 11th place with 3 points. In the girls’ high jump, Millard’s Rylee Miller (4 feet-10 inches) placed fourth and her teammate, Mary DeGraffenreid, placed fifth (4 feet-10 inches). April 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local North Sanpete, Millard Wasatch Academy, Valley, Compete At 1st Day of Dixie Invitational In the girls’ 1600-meter run, Millard’s Katy Kelly placed 7th (5:17.38) with her teammate, Audrey Camp finishing 11th (5:19.36). The meet resumes Saturday. The Millard boys finished sixth (3:57.55) in the event. The Eagles’ squad features Carson Bruson, Kaleb Dearden, Nathan Despain and Jaren Camp. The girls’ medley saw North Sanpete place sixth (4:49.15). The Hawks were represented by Isabelle Hightower, Addelyn Brotherson, Rachael Jones and Linzy Flinders in this event.center_img Tags: Addelyn Brotherson/Canyon View/Cesar Lemus/Elyja Fowles/Enterprise/Isabelle Hightower/Jamal Mayoul/Jaren Camp/Kaleb Dearden/Katy Kelly/Mary Degraffenreid/Millard/North Sanpete/Parowan/Rachael Jones/Rylee Miller/Wyatt Roberts For the girls, Canyon View is in the lead with 31 points and Millard is in seventh place with 11 points. North Sanpete is currently tied for ninth with Parowan and Enterprise at 3 points apiece. In the boys’ high jump, North Sanpete’s Jamal Mayoul (19-07.75 feet) placed fifth overall in the event. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Friday, several Mid-Utah Radio schools and athletes competed at the Dixie Invitational at Dixie High School during the first day of competition from St. George. Brad James In the boys’ medley, North Sanpete placed fourth (3:50.57). This team consists of Cesar Lemus, Elyja Fowles, Wyatt Roberts and Orange Peel.last_img read more

Equinor and partners to extend Statfjord field life till 2040

first_imgThe Statfjord field is said to have generated NOK1600bn ($180.27bn) gross income to its owners and the Norwegian society through the 40 years of its production The Statfjord A platform has been producing from the Statfjord field since 1979. (Credit: Equinor ASA) Equinor and its partners have decided to extend the production life of the Statfjord field in the northern North Sea till 2040 by drilling new wells and upgrading the platforms.The Norwegian oil and gas company said that a new business plan in this regard will make sure that there is a higher use of resources and more value extracted from the offshore field.The Statfjord main field and satellite fields are part of the plan, which will involve maturing new reserves for recovery and making the required upgrades to the production platforms to boost field activity.The revised strategy from the Statfjord area partners seeks the postponement of the planned decommissioning of the Statfjord A platform.In May 2019, Equinor said that the Statfjord A platform, which has been producing from the field since 1979, would be retiring in 2022. However, the company and its partners have decided against the previous plan after concluding that the remaining potential of the Statfjord area is still significant.Statfjord A will now be extended to 2027, while the Statfjord B and C platforms will have an extension beyond 2035. Previously, the Statfjord B and C platforms were expected to operate till at least 2025.The Statfjord B platform began production from the Statfjord field in 1982, while the Statfjord C platform commenced operations in 1985.Statfjord field to see drilling of nearly 100 new wellsAs part of the plan, nearly 100 new wells will be drilled by the Statfjord area partners towards 2030. According to Equinor, the wells will help reach the goal of sustaining the current production level from the Statfjord field beyond 2025.Equinor Norwegian continental shelf executive vice president Arne Sigve Nylund said: “Statfjord is a world-class oil and gas field that has supplied the world with huge amounts of energy.“The field has created high value and been a cornerstone in the development of the entire Norwegian petroleum industry. It is therefore a pleasure to see that we, together with our partners in the area, can extend the production period and continue the value creation.”The Norwegian company is partnered in the Statfjord area by Vår Energi, Spirit Energy Norway, Petoro, Idemitsu Petroleum Norway, and Wintershall Dea Norge.Equinor also announced plans to establish a new late life unit, which will focus on enabling safe and efficient operation with low carbon emissions from the company’s late life fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).The company said that the new unit will be the key in securing optimal recovery of resources from its oil and gas fields located on the NCS.last_img read more

Global Cuisine Meets Homecoming Spirit At USI

first_imgSTUDENT EVENTSA collection of events on campus and in the community sponsored by USI student organizations can be found on the USI events calendar by clicking here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Below is a list of events and activities happening in and around the USI community in the coming weeks:Monday, February 10 – Saturday, February 15USI Homecoming 2020 – Make Your MarkThe University of Southern Indiana will celebrate Homecoming with events for students and alumni starting Monday, February 10 and culminating with the Homecoming basketball games at 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday, February 15. The theme for Homecoming 2020 is “Make Your Mark” and will include events such as a dodgeball tournament, a Homecoming Tailgate, fan contests and more. Full Schedule of Events6 p.m. Monday, February 10RayvonCarter.jpgRayvon Carter to deliver Black History Month keynote addressWriter and entrepreneur Rayvon Carter will present a keynote address in recognition of Black History Month at 6 p.m. Monday, February 10 in Carter Hall, located in University Center West on the University of Southern Indiana campus. Carter will speak on his experiences working for large corporations in Silicon Valley and take questions from attendees. More InformationExhibit open through Wednesday, February 12WatersGraham_Page_1.jpg“Art and Life” exhibition recognizes careers, the collaboration of Waters, GrahamThe University of Southern Indiana McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries will feature Art and Life: The Similar Sensibilities of Katie Waters and Matthew Graham through Wednesday, February 12. A reception for the artists will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 26. Light refreshments will be served and the public is cordially invited to attend.  Read MoreBBM poster JPG.jpgUSI Theatre Continues Season with Brighton Beach MemoirsUniversity of Southern Indiana Theatre will continue its 2019-20 season with the comedy Brighton Beach Memoirs, written by Neil Simon and directed by Elliot Wasserman. The production runs from February 13-16 in the USI Performance Center located in UC east on USI’s campus. Tickets are $2 for USI students, $10 for USI employees, $4 for non-USI students (student ID required), $10 seniors (60+), and $12 for adults. Tickets are FREE to USI students with ID one hour before the show begins based on availability.  Shows start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. Read More 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, February 14Food Expo.jpgUSI’s annual International Food Expo to highlight culture, the cuisine of students from around the globeThe University of Southern Indiana International Club and Center for International Programs will host its annual International Food Expo from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, February 14 in Carter Hall, located in University Center West on the USI campus. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 from the Center for International Programs in University Center East, Room 1235, or at the door on the day of the Expo for $15. USI students are able to purchase tickets from the Eagle Access Office with their USI ID using Munch Money. Read Morelast_img read more

Star of Broadway’s “Frozen” to Perform With O.C. Pops and Join Night in Venice

first_imgThe star of the Broadway version of Disney’s “Frozen” will be the featured performer for a special Ocean City Pops concert July 14 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Caissie Levy, who is currently starring as Elsa in the stage production of “Frozen,” also will join Chubby Checker and Kate Flannery as a special guest in the 65th annual Night in Venice boat parade on July 13. Tickets are on sale now for Levy’s show, and registration is open for anybody who would like to participate in Night in Venice as part of the boat parade or home decorating contest. Levy also has performed on Broadway in “Les Miserables,” “Wicked,” “Hairspray” and “Rent.” She headlined Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and backed up Rod Stewart during his Las Vegas residency. This show replaces the Patina Miller show that was canceled last week due to a scheduling conflict for Miller. The Levy show is 7:30 p.m. July 14. Tickets are $45 to $55. Visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by one of the welcome centers at City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue), the Route 52 causeway, 46th Street and West Avenue, or the Music Pier Box Office on weekends. Plans for a festive 65th anniversary celebration of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bay, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The parade this year starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. The “Celebrate! 65 Years of Night in Venice” theme is optional but offers a chance to reminisce about favorite Night in Venice memories through the years. Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at www.ocnj.us/niv or by calling 609-399-6111. Chubby Checker will perform at the Ocean City Music Pier in a concert to kick off Night in Venice.Checker will help kick off Night in Venice weekend with a special concert with his band, the Wildcats, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The rock ‘n’ roll icon will perform “The Twist” and other hits from his legendary career. He will return on Saturday to appear in the Night in Venice boat parade. Flannery, star of NBC’s “The Office,” will greet fans before her appearance in the boat parade. She will be at the Ocean City Music Pier starting at 11 a.m. Saturday (July 13). Tickets are available for an autograph and a selfie photograph with Flannery. Tickets for these shows and for admission to a special Night in Venice viewing area at the Bayside Center (Bayfront near Sixth Street) are available at www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, and at welcome centers throughout town. ACME returns as a presenting sponsor for Night in Venice this year. Free shuttle transportation will be available and free grandstands will be set up at street ends along the route. For more information on participating in the event or attending, visit www.ocnj.us/NIV or call 609-399-6111.RESTAURANT WEEK RUNS JUNE 7 TO 14:Restaurant Week offers a great chance to sample new Ocean City dining options or to get great prices at favorite spots. Participating restaurants offer special fixed-price options, usually for two. This year’s specials run June 7 through June 14. Restaurants and specials are listed at www.eatinocnj.com.NEW BAYFRONT EVENT PLANNED FOR JUNE 22:The inaugural Bayside Family Day is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in the bayfront park at Second Street and Bay Avenue. The new event will feature live music, food vendors, entertainment, educational demonstrations and more. Sponsors include local businesses such as Totally Tubular Watersports, Ocean City Parasail, Jet Drive Exchange Boat & Jet Ski Club and Pirate Voyages. For more information, call 1-800-BEACHNJ. COMING UP THIS WEEK:Get ready to celebrate 90 years of fun at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. (Photo Courtesy Gillian’s Wonderland Pier)WONDER’S BIRTHDAY BASH AT WONDERLAND PIER (June 6): Free fireworks show following an evening of discounted rides at Wonderland Pier, Sixth Street and Boardwalk. The company is celebrating 90 years of rides on the Ocean City Boardwalk. ARTISANS FAMILY WEEKEND (June 7 to 9): The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection will hold their 74th annual Family Weekend in Ocean City. The highlight of the weekend will be the Miss Artisan Pageant and a show by the Original Hobo Band to be held at the Music Pier on June 8. The Hobo Band will perform at 7 p.m. followed by the Miss Artisan Pageant at 8 p.m. Admission is free. SKATO WITH KATO (June 7): OC Skate Park, 5th & Asbury Ave., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information call 609-398-9500 ext. 4 or visit www.hsocnj.orgCOP CHASE (June 8): 5K Footrace, 2 Mile Fitness Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Proceeds from the Ocean City Police Chase will benefit the Ocean City Po­lice Benevolent Association who sup­port scholarships for high hchool seniors, The Christmas toy drive, and distribution of free bike helmets with the funds they raise throughout the year. For more info, call 609-525-9108 or visit www.ocpba.com. FLAG DAY CEREMONY (June 8): Meet local veterans, enjoy refreshments and join a flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday in the park near the foot of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. FATHER-CHILD GOLF TOURNAMENT (June 22): The Ocean City Recreation Department will sponsor a Father-Child Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. June 22 at the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course (2600 Bay Avenue). To register in advance, please visit www.ocnj.us/Father-Child-Golf-Tournament. Night in Venice will showcase boats and homes decorated for the celebration.last_img read more

Press release: New charity investigation: Kenya Community Support Network

first_img Press office In light of the Commission’s concerns, it has taken action to protect the charity’s assets by restricting the transactions from the charity’s bank account. As a result, the charity cannot make payments or part with any of the charity’s assets without the Commission’s prior written approval.The Commission stresses that opening an inquiry is not in itself a finding of wrongdoing. The purpose of an inquiry is to examine issues in detail, investigate and establish the facts so that the regulator can ascertain whether there has been mismanagement and/or misconduct; establish the extent of any risk to the charity’s property, beneficiaries or work and decide what action needs to be taken to resolve the serious concerns, if necessary using its investigative, protective and remedial powers to do so.It is the Commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries by the Commission are available on GOV.UK.The charity’s details can be viewed on the Commission’s online charity search tool.Notes to editors The Charity Commission is the regulator of charities in England and Wales. To find out more about our work see the about us page on GOV.UK. Search for charities on our check charity tool. Section 46 of the Charities Act 2011 gives the commission the power to institute inquiries. The opening of an inquiry gives the commission access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers. The Commission’s decision to announce the opening of a statutory inquiry is based on whether it is in the public interest to do so and with consideration of our objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities. whether the trustees have acted in compliance with their legal duties and responsibilities under charity law in the administration of the charity the financial management of the charity, in particular with regard to its expenditure whether there has been any private benefit to the trustees of the charity whether the trustees have operated the charity in furtherance of its charitable objects for the public benefit whether there has been misconduct and/ or mismanagement by the trustees This Inquiry has now closed. Read the full Inquiry report.,The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into the Kenya Community Support Network (1104003). The investigation was opened on 22 January 2018.The charity’s objects include relieving poverty, sickness and distress among Kenyans and promoting research into the conditions of life of Kenyans. The charity’s stated activities include providing advice and guidance on issues such as immigration, health, welfare benefit, housing, further education, training and basic counselling.The Commission engaged with the charity in October 2017 after receiving a complaint. This complaint raised concerns about the charity’s expenditure and whether it was in furtherance of the charity’s objects.The Commission met with representatives from the charity to explore the charity’s internal governance, management and administration and inspected the charity’s records. The Commission is concerned that there are strong indicators that show that the charity is being used for significant private benefit, that there is mismanagement and misconduct in the administration of the charity, and that the charity is not carrying out activities in furtherance of its charitable objects for the public benefit.In order to address these concerns, the investigation will look at: Email [email protected]last_img read more

Foodwrap Co launches new website

first_imgAn independent supplier of vegetable papers to the baking industry, Foodwrap Co, has designed a brand new website aimed to provide an improved experience for existing and new customers.According to the company, some of the new features on the new website include:An online shop for designed printed greaseproof paper (next-day delivery)Custom-printed paper to receive products tailored to a business’ needsEasy-to-navigate and mobile-friendly technologyRegular updates on latest trends and developments in the marketplaceThe site, thefoodwrapco.co.uk, showcases market and product experiences, which utilise a wide range of different base papers, coatings and printed designs for any specific application.Martin Dallas, CEO of Foodwrap Co, said: “The overall aim was to make a much more user-friendly experience, where customers could easily browse our offering, but quickly find the information they were seeking.“We have been in the industry for over 60 years and we have built up a vast knowledge of both market and product knowhow, resulting in us being able to provide innovative food papers not only to the UK, but across Europe and worldwide. This new website lets us showcase our capabilities as a highly experienced and technically advanced business equipped to meet the requirements of today’s global customer base.”Nigel Burling, who commercially heads up the food papers side of the business, was behind the launch of the newly named The Foodwrap Co: “The online store is a brand new venture for us and we are very excited about it. Printed paper is growing in popularity mainly due to its green credentials, such as being recyclable and biodegradable, but it also adds a real premium feel to any product, making it a real win-win situation.”He added: “We have five, off-the-shelf designer printed sheets, which can be purchased immediately with next-day delivery. The prints can be used on a wide range of applications from wrapping a filled baguette, lining a food tray in a restaurant to displaying bakery items.”The company was set up in 1942 by an ex-RAF pilot in Cheltenham called Leonard Stace, and has since grown to supply specialised products around the world.last_img read more

Collaboration on impact investing data collection

first_imgChicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced today the launch of the Impact Finance Research Consortium (IFRC), a joint effort to collect comprehensive data on impact investing funds. The IFRC’s key initiative is to build a database on the financial performance, due diligence practices, investor relations, legal governance, strategy, and management of impact investing funds across the world. The resulting Impact Finance Database (IFD) will catalyze groundbreaking research on this young but rapidly expanding field.This effort comes as impact investing is becoming an increasingly important part of the investment landscape, with individual and institutional investors seeking to combine private sector financing with the promise of achieving broader social and environmental aims. The upswell in impact investing is evident from allocations of large institutions, foundations, development finance institutions, and family offices, as well as the increase in funds focusing on private and publicly held securities that seek to achieve both financial and social returns.At the same time, many questions remain. For example, many impact investors assert that social and environmental benefits can be achieved without sacrificing financial performance, but there is little independent research to support or refute this claim. In addition, the way impact investments are structured to maximize efficacy is an important but open issue.The Impact Finance Database builds on the Wharton Impact Research and Evaluation Database (WIRED), which was originally launched in 2014 by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative under the guidance of Professor David Musto and Vice Dean Katherine Klein.Harvard Business School finance professor Shawn Cole said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Wharton and Chicago Booth on this effort. Both schools bring considerable resources and talent to this project. Quality data and rigorous research — on both financial and social returns — will not only dramatically advance conceptual understanding but aid actual practice in this space.”The IFRC is actively contacting impact investing firms, with hopes of building a large and representative sample of the sector within six months. Read Full Storylast_img read more