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PetroChina to take a stake in UK oil refinery

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told CHINA’S biggest oil firm PetroChina signed a deal to invest in one of Scotland’s biggest refineries yesterday, expanding its global refining foothold as China caps domestic fuel prices to tame inflation.Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and China’s vice premier Li Ke Qiang oversaw the signing of the deal, which was part of £2.6bn-worth of agreements between the UK and China yesterday. PetroChina will take a 50 per cent stake in the Grangemouth refinery in Scotland and the Lavera plant in France, which are both run by Swiss-registered chemical firm INEOS.Neither firm revealed the terms of the partnership. “Both governments were aware and supportive of the deals, but the most important thing is that it secures 1,400 jobs in Scotland,” INEOS group director Tom Crotty told City A.M. Monday 10 January 2011 8:23 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition PetroChina to take a stake in UK oil refinery Sharelast_img read more

4 reasons why I think buying Rolls-Royce shares could double my money in 2021

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 4 reasons why I think buying Rolls-Royce shares could double my money in 2021 Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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I’ve been doing this as well, trying to find which stock could have the potential to double my money during this period. From looking at Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) shares, I think it could be a candidate for delivering high returns.Rolls-Royce shares have the potential to possibly double in value as they’re starting from a low base, I feel. The share price spent most of the year falling in value, as the pandemic hit the business hard. So from a standing start at 130p, the share price could double to 260p. If it did, it would be back at levels seen in November of last year. Doubling my money wouldn’t mean the share price would have to break all-time highs, or grow profits to impossible figures never seen before. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…External factors: vaccine progressAlthough we need to tread with careful optimism, the recent vaccine news sounds very positive. Here in the UK, the first batches have already arrived, and will be distributed to the NHS this week. The boost to Rolls-Royce shares was seen when the news first broke last month. I wrote about how the share price jumped over 35% in a single day. Should the vaccine rollout be smooth and successful, I’d expect the share price to continue to move higher. The business will be an indirect benefactor of the aviation sector seeing higher demand from consumers. During Q2, Rolls-Royce reported a 75% reduction in engine flying hours. If the vaccine enables more people to fly, and engine flying hours increase, Rolls-Royce will perform a lot better.Internal factors helping Rolls-Royce sharesIn the short term, the news in June about cutting 3,000 jobs at the business wasn’t seen as a positive. However, I expect Rolls-Royce shares to perform strongly into next year as the overall restructuring and cost-cutting starts to benefit the business. On top of the job cuts, the business had saved costs of £350m by the end of H1. It expects to have cost mitigations of £1bn by the end of the year. This size of cost-cutting enables the firm to be more financially secure. After all, profit is simply revenue minus costs. If revenue is low but costs are also low, profits won’t be harmed as much as we might think.The final reason I think Rolls-Royce shares could have strong upside potential is its management’s strategy. Recently, senior executives made it clear that cost-cutting is part of a larger restructure of the entire business. Director Simon Burr said last week that “we don’t rule ourselves out of any part of the market today because evolution in the 2020s could be really quite exciting.” This has led to some believing Rolls-Royce could go back to making engines for smaller aircraft. The business is also shifting focus back towards the nuclear and defence departments. As this year has shown, demand here is more reliable than in the aviation part of the business.Rolls-Royce shares could be standout performers for 2021, I think, and are firmly on my watchlist in the short term. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

2nd annual Twestival takes place in over 175 cities tomorrow

first_imgTomorrow 27 cities and towns in the UK and Ireland will take part in the second annual Twestival, a worldwide fundraising initiative taking place in over 175 cities, to raise funds for this year’s selected cause, Concern Worldwide. The volunteer-run events are organised using social media and Twitter in particular, with the aim of bringing together local Twitter users to meet in person and raise funds for a good cause.Education is the theme of this year’s Twestival, and the organisers say that 100% of ticket sales and donations will go direct to support Concern Worldwide’s educational projects. Social media will be used, as in last year’s campaign for charity:water, to track and show people exactly where their money goes.In order to achieve this goal of 100% donation, Twestival’s all-volunteer organisers have partnered with PayPal, which will allow supporters to donate via WhatGives?! widgets, waiving all fees up to $1 million. In addition Citrix Online will donate GoToMeeting to all those who are organising Twestival events, and Amiando will waive all credit card ticketing fees to Twestival events, allowing for 100 percent of money raised to benefit Concern Worldwide projects directly.Amanda Rose, founder of Twestival Global, said: “Organizing online and gathering offline allows Twestival to harness the incredible communication power of Twitter to propel participation in real events around the world. There is no shortage of people who are passionate and want to help. The challenge is coordination, not participation.“By using social media platforms such as Twitter, Twestival is able to connect hundreds of independent local events into a powerful global initiative. At last year’s Twestival, more than 1,000 volunteers and 10,000 donors raised more than $250,000 to provide clean and safe drinking water for more than 17,000 people. We know this works—and we’re determined to make it work for every child in the world that deserves an education.”In addition to the offline events on 25 March, Twestival will of course operate extensively online. TwestivalFM will feature artists and musicians around the world including Moby, Jet, Metric and Ryan Adams to donate their songs to download for donations. Auction140 is a global online auction of celebrity-donated items and experiences on eBay from celebrity Twitter users like Justin Bieber, Stephen Fry, and Imogen Heap that will features a live Twitter stream for the first time. An iPhone application, together with live donations and results widgets will enable real-time donations at local events.Twestival is also partnering with Ustream to live-stream the day’s events, starting in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii.Twestival began in London in September 2008 when a group of London Twitter users hosted an event called Harvest Twestival, connecting people offline for fun and for a good cause. The organisers planned most of the event in under two weeks and secured sponsorship from people on Twitter. The event, which was originally intended for 30 to 40 people ended up with 250 attendees and a waiting list. After the enthusiasm of the first event, lead organiser Amanda Rose starting developing the idea of hosting similar events simultaneously around the world on the same day for the same cause. 2nd annual Twestival takes place in over 175 cities tomorrow AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 March 2010 | News  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Twitter About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Twenty-seven women journalists held in appalling conditions

first_imgNews Read in Russian / Читать на русскомAs more and more women take up journalism, so too have women journalists increasingly been the victims of ruthless persecution by authoritarian regimes. According to RSF’s tally, of the 334 journalists in prison at the end of February, 27 of them – or 8% – were women. Five years ago, only 3% of imprisoned journalists were women.These women journalists are being held by nine countries. Iran and China are the two largest  jailers of women journalists, with seven held in each country. They are followed by Turkey which – despite freeing the famous Kurdish journalist and artist Zehra Doğan two weeks ago – continues to detain four other women journalists. Saudi Arabia is holding three women journalists, Vietnam two and Egypt, Bahrain, Syria, and Nicaragua are each holding one.Targeted for what they write, charged with the worst crimesAlthough targeted by the authorities because of their articles or social network posts, these women  are usually held on charges of “terrorist propaganda” or “membership of a terrorist group,” as in Turkey and Egypt, or for “suspicious contacts with foreign entities,” as in Saudi Arabia. Although vague and unsubstantiated, allegations of this kind are used to impose long jail terms.In Iran, journalist and human rights defender Narges Mohammadi and Paineveste blog editor Hengameh Shahidi were sentenced to 10 and 12 years in prison respectively on charges of “conspiring against national security and the Islamic Republic” and “insulting” the head of the judicial system. Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht, who has British and Iranian dual citizenship, initially received a 20-year prison sentence in 2014 for her Facebook posts. It was later reduced to five years.Life sentencesSome countries have no reservations about imposing the longest possible prison terms in order to silence outspoken voices. This is the case in China. Gulmira Imin, a member of the Uyghur Muslim community and editor of the news website Salkin, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2010 on charges of “separatism” and “divulging state secrets.”A well-known 74-year-old journalist, Nazlı Ilıcak, received the same sentence in Turkey for taking part in a TV broadcast critical of the government on the eve of an abortive coup attempt in July 2016. She and two male colleagues, the Altan brothers, were sentenced to “aggravated” imprisonment for life, the harshest form of isolation, with no furloughs and no possibility of a pardon.“Twenty-seven woman journalists are currently deprived of their freedom because of what they wrote or because they spoke out courageously,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “They are spared nothing. They are often the victims of disproportionate and iniquitous sentences. They are subjected to the most appalling prison conditions, like their male colleagues, and they are sometimes also tortured and harassed sexually. We call for their immediate release and we urge the United Nations to take up these cases.”“Inhumane” conditionsWomen, like their male colleagues, are liable to be subjected to extremely harsh prison conditions. Lucía Pineda Ubau, the news director of the Nicaraguan TV news channel 100% Noticias, spent 41 days in Managua’s El Chipote high-security prison before being transferred to a women’s prison at the end of December. The conditions in El Chipote, where the former Somoza family dictatorship used to torture its political prisoners, are “inhumane,” according to José Inácio Faria, a Portuguese MEP who visited Pineda there.Tran Thi Nga, a Vietnamese blogger who defended migrant workers, was held incommunicado for more than six months after her arrest, until finally sentenced to nine years in prison on a charge of “anti-state propaganda” in a one-day trial on July 25, 2017. She was denied phone calls and visits for nearly a year because she “refused to admit her guilt.” Her lawyer, who was only able to meet her once before the trial, voiced alarm about her state of health, which he said was worsening steadily.In Iran detainees are constantly denied proper medical care, whether in Gerchak, one of the country’s worst prisons, where three women who worked for the Sufi website Majzooban Noor – Sepideh Moradi, Avisha Jalaledin and Shima Entesari – are serving five-year jail sentences, or in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. Women journalists detained in Iran often stage dangerous hunger strikes in protest against prison conditions, including the lack of adequate medical attention.Several UN reports have confirmed that Iranian female detainees fall sick more often than male detainees. The situation of female detainees is aggravated by the segregation of men and women imposed by Iran’s ultra-conservative society and the traditional hatred towards intellectuals and the Islamic regime’s critics.“Health conditions are bad enough for the men but the lack of hygiene in prison is even more terrible and problematic for the women,” said Narges Mohammadi’s husband, Taghi Rahmani.Tortured, humiliated and sexually harassedThey are spared none of the worst forms of mistreatment. In China, Gulmira Imin was tortured and forced to sign documents without being able to see her lawyer. For women, physical torture is compounded by the threat of rape and sexual harassment.According to the family of Shorouq Amjad Ahmed al Sayed, a young photojournalist arrested in Egypt on April 25, 2018, she was beaten unconscious, insulted, and threatened with rape until the she made the confession sought by her interrogators —  namely that she had created a website with the aim of endangering public order and belonged to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.There is a great deal of concern about two Saudi women citizen-journalists, Eman al Nafjan, who blogged as Saudiwoman, and Nouf Abdulaziz Al Jerawi, who wrote for The Arab Noon and other websites. According to the Saudi human rights NGO Al-Qst, they were among several women’s rights activists who were tortured following arrest in the spring of 2018, some of whom were also harassed sexually, made to undress, and photographed naked while forced to embrace other female detainees.Disappeared in detentionThe Saudi authorities have not yet said what charges are being brought against Nafjan and Jerawi. Six other women journalists are currently being held without trial in other parts of the world. In some cases, their families have lost all contact with them. In China, no one knows what has become of three women citizen-journalists, Zhang Jixin, Qin Chao and Li Zhaoxiu, who were arrested in 2015, 2016, and 2017 respectively.The Syrian blogger Tal al-Mallouhi has also disappeared in detention. As she was sentenced to five years in prison in 2011, she should have been released a long time ago. She was last seen alive in 2016 when she was transferred to the state security prison in Damascus. The world’s youngest detained women journalist at the time of her arrest in December 2009, when she was still 18, she is now one of the longest held behind bars. News News RSF_en As the world marks International Women’s Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that 27 women journalists are currently detained around the world. Some are being held in inhuman conditions. Some have been the victims of torture and sexual harassment. RSF calls for their immediate and unconditional release. IranChinaTurkeyVietnamNicaraguaSaudi ArabiaBahrainEgyptSyriaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificEurope – Central AsiaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomenImpunityJudicial harassment Related documents cp_zhenshyn-zhurnalystov_arestovanyi.pdfPDF – 138.79 KB RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa to go furthercenter_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists IranChinaTurkeyVietnamNicaraguaSaudi ArabiaBahrainEgyptSyriaMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificEurope – Central AsiaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomenImpunityJudicial harassment March 6, 2019 – Updated on March 7, 2019 Twenty-seven women journalists held in appalling conditions June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

END OF DUTY: Thousands honor late Midland sheriff

first_img Twitter Previous articleWest Texas educator set for Harvard programNext articleoat051519 Antonio Branco.jpg Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local News Facebook Facebook Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Gary Painter’s wife Patsy Painter leans over the casket to give her husband a last kiss. Mourners from across the state gathered at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena Thursday to honor the legacy of service left by Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter, who was called an icon in law enforcement. Sheriff Painter, 72, served 34 years in office in Midland County and had plans of running for reelection. He was found unresponsive early Sunday morning at his home, which led to an outpouring of condolences from residents and other law enforcement officials for his family and the community in the wake of his loss. Painter grew up in the farming community of Edmondson in Hale County. He was raised on a cotton and grain farm and graduated from Plainview High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1966 and served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the first tour in the DMZ and the second outside of Danang. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Ribbon with six devices. He also earned the Presidential Unit Commendation and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He would enter law enforcement in 1970 with the Department of Public Safety and later work at both Culberson County Sheriff’s Department and then the Presidio Sheriff’s Department. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Sul Ross State University in police administration and joined the Midland County Sheriff’s Office in 1982. Midland Police Chief Seth Herman said his time employed at MCSO was life changing. “I met a man who was not only a law enforcement legend, but was kind, compassionate, direct, honest, courageous, selfless and believed wholeheartedly in doing nothing more than serving the citizens of this county and the men and women who serve his department,” Herman said. The police chief went on to say that Painter was one of his greatest influences, next to his father. Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe echoed sentiments expressed at the funeral about Painter’s willingness to mentor others and said working as a deputy under Painter’s leadership in Midland for seven years gave him the tools to be successful in his role today. “There’s many things I still utilize to this day that I learned from him like how to work with people, how to inspire and motivate,” he said. Painter was elected president of the Western State Sheriff’s Association this year and previously held the title of president of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas. Rowe said Painter was a pillar in the community, but “his reach is well beyond the county line here in Midland, Texas.” Victoria Chief Deputy Roy Boyd drove about seven hours with fellow lawmen to pay respects to the late sheriff. “For us, it’s just extremely important to make sure to show up and honor the service that he provided and the legacy that he’s left behind,” Boyd said. “He was somebody that everybody looked up to, someone who was respected greatly.” Midland County resident Kaitlin Merriam attended the funeral along with about 2,000 others on Thursday while her family watched the live-streamed broadcast of the ceremony at home. “I’m just speechless right now…honestly I’m numb,” she said. Merriam said her family had been close to the sheriff even before they moved out to the county in 2001. She said his wife, Patsy Painter, was the secretary at her elementary school and both families shared the same local place of worship. “Our families have been connected through it all,” she said. Merriam said one time she had run away from home and a former deputy was dispatched to the area. The deputy had requested backup and “Gary showed up and told me to get my act together.” Boyd said it was not uncommon for Painter to take someone under his wing and take care of that person. Midland County Judge Terry Johnson said Painter had the heart of a servant and shared a memory of the sheriff’s heroism during an incident on Nov. 15, 2012, after a train hit a parade float carrying veterans and their families. “The burning image that I’ll take to my grave is a mountain of an iconic lawman standing in the middle of all that chaos doing what needed to be done,” Johnson said. The judge thanked Patsy Painter during the service for holding down the fort while “he took care of the rest of us.” “Rest easy Sheriff Gary Painter, we’ll take it from here,” he said. WhatsApp END OF DUTY: Thousands honor late Midland sherifflast_img read more

Best-selling author Tillman visits Brundidge library

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Published 10:58 pm Monday, May 14, 2018 “She was going to be in town visiting her mom, Suzie Hastey, a Brundidge native, for Mother’s Day and graciously agreed to the library visit,” Trawick said.Tillman immediately gave credit for her love of books to her mom.“I was fortunate to have a mom who enjoyed reading. She instilled the love of reading in me,” Tillman said. “With my first book, and then with my other books, I wanted to say what parents feel about their own children. That’s why I write in first person.” Email the author Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Tillman writes children’s books that are close to the parents’ hearts. And she has given birth to a book for the children, “Tumford” the cat. Tumford is not a bad cat, but it seems as if he is always misbehaving.Tillman said most all children misbehave at some time, but that doesn’t mean they are bad children. Through Tumford’s misdeeds, they learn that misbehaving doesn’t mean they are bad.“I want children to know that even if they misbehave, they are still loved,” she said.Not only does Tillman write her books, she also does the illustrations.“I do all of the illustrations digitally and it can take me up to nine months to illustrate a book,” she said.Tillman, who lives in Portland, Oregon, said she doesn’t do many books signings now because there aren’t as many small bookstores to host them.But Tillman’s children’s books continue to be popular because, Trawick said, they do say the words that parents want to say. “And just the sound of them let’s children know they are loved.” Best-selling author Tillman visits Brundidge library By Jaine Treadwell Nancy Tillman’s mother began reading to her at an early age. She loved the rhyming words of Dr. Seuss and the craftiness of Br’er Rabbit. At an early age, Tillman learned to love words. She loved stories, read and told.Today, Tillman is the author of numerous children’s book including five that made the New York Times Best Seller list. On Saturday, Tillman was guest of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library and spoke about her books and her career to a large group of children and adults.Theresa Trawick, Tupper library director, said the library was fortunate to have Tillman as a featured speaker. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellBest-selling children’s author, Nancy Tillman of Portland, Oregon, visited the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge Saturday. She talked about her career as an author and read her first best seller, “On the Night You Were Born” to her audience. Pictured with Tillman are Jane Pack and Maddie Carmody. Sponsored Content Meeksville shelter to begin construction soon Work is planned to begin soon on the Meeksville Emergency Shelter with the final obstacle being solved according to EMA… read more You Might Like Tillman’s first book, “On the Night You Were Born,” was self-published and was quickly and widely well received.She took time to read her first bestseller to her library audience.The book begins: On the night you were born; The moon smiled with such wonder; That the stars peeked in to see you; And the night wind whispered, “Life will never be the same.”“Those words came from a pure place in my heart,” Tillman said. “Those are words that parents feel about their children.” Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Hot-desking will keep you alert

first_imgHot-desking will keep you alertOn 25 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Hot-desking will keep you alert -it’s now officialHot-desking could be good for you, official advice claimed last week.The cost-saving policy of sharing workspace has been controversial. But aHealth and Safety Executive study of hot-desking workplaces found no increasein stress, and some indications that the environment is stimulating.Stress recorded among hot-deskers was at a similar level to those working inconventional environments. It found that the constantly changing working environment in the companiesstudied “is good for the alertness of employees and is no more stressfulthan a static environment”.The HSE also looked at workplaces declared as “learningorganisations”. In these, staff feel more in control of their workinglives, have more supportive relationships with colleagues and are more aware ofcompany objectives than staff in traditional workplaces. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is: Who would you vote for if the 2nd Ward Democratic primary election was held today?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img

Future view

first_imgMartin Clayton, bakery specialist at Morrisons, shares his thoughts on the supermarket’s goals for 2009At Morrisons we have the largest number of craft food specialists anywhere in the retail sector. This year we’re strengthening this position and launching a far-reaching programme to train new craft food specialists, including bakers, and it’s one of our two main focuses for this year.The Morrisons Fresh Food Academy, which is just getting under way, will train 18,000 food specialists in year one – including a huge number of bakers. The first qualification they will attain is NVQ Level 2, which is the equivalent of five GCSEs grade A-C, and ultimately our colleagues can progress up to NVQ Level 5 – which is the equivalent of a foundation university degree. By spring 2011, we’ll have put 100,000 people through this course. Making sure people are successfully enrolled, trained and supported through this training will be a big part of ensuring we can deliver our promise of freshness and value to our customers in 2009.The other major initiative we’re engaged in is the transformation of a whole host of Co-op and Somerfield stores into fully-fledged Morrisons stores – and in each one we’ll be aiming to include a comprehensive in-store bakery. For us, the big hopes for 2009 are to ensure that these two massive undertakings deliver on time and on budget, and enable us to continue to grow market share.last_img read more