Survey shows parental leave taking off

first_imgMore than a third of employers in a recent survey have received requests forparental leave under the legislation introduced last year. Thirty six per cent of respondents to a poll conducted by law firm Allen& Overy had received requests, despite the fact that only 12 per centoffered paid leave. None of those organisations had asked their employees topostpone taking leave, “indicating that the right is not as disruptive tobusiness as some have suggested”. Approximately 100 clients took part in the survey, more than half of whichemploy 500 people or more. Only 21 per cent of employers said they requestedinformation on whether a new employee had taken any of their parental leaveentitlement from previous employers, running the risk of individuals abusingtheir rights. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Survey shows parental leave taking offOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Sickness rate soars among NI police

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Sickness rate soars among NI policeOn 1 Nov 2002 in Police, Personnel Today Northern Ireland’s police service has seen sickness absence soar in the wakeof a surge in sectarian violence that has stretched its resources to the limit.HR director Joe Stewart, in an interview in September with OH’s sisternewspaper Personnel Today, said the service was experiencing high absenteeismrates and that nearly a third (30 per cent) of officers on sick leave hadsuffered an injury while on duty. The service now intends to launch a campaign to examine all cases ofsignificant absenteeism, if necessary redeploying officers from frontlineduties. A report, also published in September, by Tom Constantine, the man appointedas a watchdog to monitor police reform in Northern Ireland, highlighted thehigh levels of sick leave among officers as it struggled to deal with sectarianrioting and organised crime. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Regime of the Filchner–Ronne ice shelves, Antarctica

first_imgSeismic, radio-echo, TWERLE balloon and oceanographic data of the Filchner-Ronne ice shelves are analysed. A large thin area in the central Ronne Ice Shelf is found to differ from the morphology of the Ross and Filchner ice shelves. This area is partly filled by basal saline ice, which can be attributed to regional regelation caused by oceanic circulation.last_img

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I&M bands and names newest batch of peregrine falcon chicks

first_img Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter WhatsApp By Carl Stutsman – May 20, 2020 0 641 Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ (Photo supplied/City of South Bend) Indiana Michigan Power welcomed their 8th consecutive batch of peregrine falcon chicks this year, and they have officially been named and banded.Read more with the release below:FORT WAYNE, Ind. – For the eighth consecutive year, falcon father Jamie and mother Moxie squawked loudly and angrily Monday as their baby chicks that hatched atop Indiana Michigan Power Center (IMPC) were briefly removed from their nest to receive identification bands.The three male chicks were named Bolt, Unity and Artemis, and the one female was named Carla.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing standards, I&M was unable to invite student groups to IMPC to watch the banding, hear an education presentation from Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rescue and name the chicks as in prior years. But the I&M team didn’t let this exciting time escape us. We used the opportunity to invite I&M employees to select the names – and they submitted more than 650 names for consideration.There is special importance to each of these names: Bolt is symbolic of the energy industry; Unity is a symbol of our society coming together during these uncertain times; Artemis is a follower of the goddess of wild animals; and Carla is in recognition of one of I&M’s respected leaders, who is retiring this summer after more than 30 years with the company.Wildlife biologist John Castrale banded the four chicks, bringing to 63 the number of chicks hatched and banded atop IMPC beginning in 1996. He was assisted by Brad Bumgardner of the Indiana Audubon Society. The banding requires removing the chicks from their nest for a brief time – an unexpected absence for the parents, who express their displeasure quite loudly until the chicks are returned.The numbered bands offer biologists the ability to track the movements of Midwestern peregrine falcons, which after maturity settle up to 200 miles from where they were raised.Moxie, Jamie and the chicks can be seen on their nest high above Fort Wayne on the Falcon Cam at Facebook Twitter I&M bands and names newest batch of peregrine falcon chicks Facebook Previous articleTodd Rokita enters GOP race for Indiana Attorney General nominationNext articleSt. Joseph County Fair has cancelled all in-person attendance Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

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Success at Bakers’ Fair Spring

first_imgHundreds of visitors attended yesterday’s (7 April) Bakers’ & Butchers’ Spring Fair at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire.The event, organised by British Baker and sister title Meat Trades Journal, featured a programme of stage demonstrations, including a practical sugarcraft session with last year’s Celebration Cake Maker of the Year, Sandra Monger.She showed visitors how to create a vintage-inspired spray of flowers, ideal for celebration cakes, in time for the upcoming wedding season.In addition, Graham Dunton and Tim Clarkson of Dawn Foods demonstrated the versatility of its Scoop & Bake range of frozen batters.Special guest Christine Hamilton presented a bakery and butchery business masterclass, with Mike Holling, chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers, and Russell Allen, managing director of Coventry-based butcher Aubrey Allen.The session answered questions on sourcing and the supply chain, in light of the horsemeat scandal, as well as looking at topics such as training staff, setting up a business and marketing.Competition winnersThe NAMB hosted its bakery competition on the day, with a special awards presentation taking place on the Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair Stage. Christopher Freeman, president of the NAMB, alongside Christine Hamilton, awarded prizes to winners and runners-up.This included Natasha Fudge of David Jenkins, who scooped the top prize for the Celebration Cake category, for her creation inspired by the impending birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby.California Raisins also announced the four winners of its Bakery Competition, taking the top prize of a trip to California and Las Vegas, as well as the opportunity to display their winning bakery creations at the International Baking Industry Exposition in October.To find out more about what happened at Bakers’ & Butchers’ Spring Fair, read 19 April issue of British Baker.Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair will return this autumn on Sunday 27 October, taking place at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. Find out more by visiting read more

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Cloud Confidence: Get It With Dell EMC Cloud Data Protection

first_imgEvery day, more and more organizations are using various cloud models to drive their digital transformation. The recent Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot shows most actually prefer a cloud-based deployment environment, be it private, public or hybrid, for their newer applications. Dell has responded to that in some exciting ways.While the benefits of a multi-cloud approach are growing, clouds are not immune to costly disruptive events including down time, data loss and cyber-attacks. According to the 2020 Snapshot, down time and data loss were up last year to 82 percent, from 76 percent in 2018.The 2020 Snapshot also showed that eight out of ten respondents believe their current data protection technologies won’t meet future business challenges. More than half are struggling to find data protection solutions for cloud-native applications, SaaS applications and containers.So, many are turning to Dell Technologies to not only safeguard their data across public, private and hybrid clouds, but to leverage clouds for added business benefits. More than 1,000 customers have chosen to trust Dell to protect their data in the cloud – covering more than 2.7 exabytes of data! ¹Data Protection is an essential part of our Dell Technology Cloud solution that delivers consistent infrastructure, operations and services across all of your clouds. Whether you are well into your cloud journey or just beginning, Dell Technologies’ Data Protection portfolio provides options for a wide range of deployment models and use cases. One clear trend we are seeing is organizations choosing integrated appliances that combine data protection software and storage in a single solution. In fact, according to IDC, these are the fastest-growing segment of the Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) market. ²Last year, we introduced PowerProtect X400, a scale-out integrated appliance driven by PowerProtect Data Manager software, our next-generation data management platform. These two products support modern workloads and  benefit from our partnership with VMware, delivering data protection for VMware Cloud on AWS and for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. PowerProtect Data Manager is one of the first and only enterprise protection solutions for VMs, applications and Kubernetes for the discovery, protection and management of production workloads in Kubernetes environments. And PowerProtect X400 recently added support for long-term retention to AWS and expanded capacity to 1 petabyte (PB). All of this helps us to extend our lead in data protection.Dell EMC’s Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) momentum is increasing, delivering powerful data protection for mission-critical apps and support for a broad cloud ecosystem with long-term retention and cloud disaster recovery. It continues to gain traction across small, mid-size and enterprise organizations, with revenue growing by over 90% YOY in 2019 according to IDC. ²No matter where customers are deploying apps or how they are consuming them, they need to have the same confidence that their data is protected. Be confident. Get your cloud on with proven and modern data protection from Dell Technologies.1 Based on Dell analysis, February 20202 2019Q4 Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Trackerlast_img read more

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Communications class teaches at Center

first_imgFor some students at Saint Mary’s, class time on Thursday is now spent in a different type of environment – teaching guests at the South Bend Center for the Homeless.  “Public Communication,” holds classes for the guests at the Center and teaches them the basics of communication studies. After only three weeks spent at the Center, some students are already feeling a sense of learning for themselves and their guests. Senior Tara Fulton said has already noticed how working at the Center is a wonderful experience for herself and her group members. “This Thursday will be our fourth class visit, and we are very excited to continue on with the process. The veterans that come to our class every week are very enthusiastic, and always willing to participate,” she said. “I think that the veterans’ participation and enthusiasm has really made us the students as a group feel good about teaching the class. It seems like the veterans truly enjoy the class, and are gaining better communication skills after every class.” Throughout the weekly lessons for the veteran’s group, Fulton and her fellow classmates have been teaching different aspects of communication to their guests. “My group hopes to gain more personal experience with our communication skills, and insight into how others communicate,” Fulton said. “We want to help our guests communicate better, where they can take what we teach in our class to the outside world and use that information to better their communication interactions. “Two main aspects our group will focus on with the veterans are how to control their humor and sarcasm better when communicating with people.” Overall, Fulton said she is happy to be enrolled in the class and looks forward to continuing the work her group has begun at the Center for the Homeless. “The veterans are a great group of guys, and are very eager to learn, which makes my group and I happy and willing to go teach every week,” she said. Senior Caroline Gallagher is part of a group that teaches the children at the Center. “Our group is called Club P.S., which includes the kids,” Gallagher said. “Although our class has only been at the Center for three weeks, we have had such a great experience so far.” Before arriving, Gallagher said the group was a bit nervous, as they did not know what to expect from the experience. “After the first day with the kids, any sense of being nervous was completely gone,” she said. “The children are extremely vibrant and excited to learn new things- plus they love having older kids to hang out with for an hour every week.” Gallagher said, she believes her group has already gained a lot from being at the Center for the Homeless. Although they have faced a few hurdles, Gallagher said the group is thrilled to be working with Club P.S. “The biggest thing that I hope our students gain from my group being at the Center for the Homeless is how important communication is in every aspect of every person’s life,” Gallagher said. “I hope that the curriculum we teach them is something that they will remember for the rest of their lives, and will help them to be successful in communicating with the different people that they will meet throughout their lives.” While Gallagher and her group know teaching children is a lot of responsibility, she said they feel capable of providing the necessary tools for their students to thrive. “As a group, I feel we are capable of doing exactly what we have to in order for the students to get the most out of their Thursday afternoons with us,” Gallagher said. “While the semester progresses, I am excited to see where our lessons take us with the kids.” Contact Jillian Barwick at [email protected]last_img read more

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Wood Mackenzie sees peak oil coming in 20 years

first_imgWood Mackenzie sees peak oil coming in 20 years FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Financial Times ($):One of the world’s most influential oil consultancies has forecast that global oil demand will peak within 20 years, as a “tectonic” shift in the transport sector towards electric cars and autonomous vehicles gathers pace. Wood Mackenzie, which works closely with companies across the energy industry, said in its long-term outlook that it sees oil consumption topping out around 2036, an earlier date than many energy majors use in their scenario planning. The prediction illustrates how projections of peak oil demand, once confined to the fringes of energy planning, have become accepted within the mainstream, and are already shaping how the world’s biggest oil and gas companies will invest in the future. “A lot of our clients recognise that peak demand is real,” said Ed Rawle, Wood Mackenzie’s head of crude oil research. “It’s just a question of when it arrives.” Wood Mackenzie’s long-term energy outlook, which was given to clients in May but not yet reported on, comes as many of the world’s oil majors have begun to embrace the “ energy transition”, preparing for a future when oil demand is no longer steadily rising. More ($): Peak oil demand forecast for 2036last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Nov. 21

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionElderly need help getting to dentistsThe toughest task for our elderly folks is having a bedridden spouse and find she urgently needs dental treatment. With someone disabled who cannot stand or walk on her own, it’s very difficult to find a dental clinic or dentist who will take her, plus the transportation needed to take her.I searched online for dental clinics and dentists who were taking new patients and I came up empty. I searched for an ambulance or cab company. One ambulance would charge me $2,300 for the one-mile trip to St. Clare’s dental clinic. St. Clare’s’ lead dentist already agreed to accept my wife. None of the van or cab companies would take her. This was a dental appointment, not an emergency.Finally my insurer agreed to pay for an ambulance, declaring it an emergency. Mohawk Ambulance transported her to the clinic. Staff did a full-mouth x-ray exam and told me several teeth needed work. They gave me a list of oral surgeons to pull her teeth but didn’t expect to do that themselves.I think my wife could endure having a tooth pulled, but not having them drilled. Only if the pain got so great would we justify taking her. The clinic was helpful, but there isn’t any satisfactory solution when people who can’t walk need this care.      Roy E. NevilleSchenectadyTrump is responsible for his own troublesTo those who feel President Donald Trump is being vilified, look no further than he, himself.His continued insistence that he knows all regardless of what educated advisers have tried to tell him is egregious.President Clinton was impeached for much, much less — lying under oath about an affair. Trump more or less trying to bribe Ukraine in order to dig up dirt on Joe Biden for his own personal reasons was so wrong on many levels. And to try and say after the fact that it was about corruption and election interference in 2016? Again, let’s cover for Russia.Our intelligence agencies have all concluded it was Russia. But he continues to do Russia’s bidding. Why?This is about Ukraine, yes. But what conversations has Trump had with Putin? They are locked up in a coded server that only very few have access to.Never has a president had a meeting with an adversarial head of government without a cabinet member present. In Helsinki, they met for over an hour, with only an interpreter. And to date, there’s no transcript to be found. Where’s the interpreter?Stop bringing up Hillary and Obama. They’re not president, Trump is. The buck stops at his Oval Office desk.Mary BakerPerthMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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EPL: Mane nets as Liverpool beat Norwich to open up 25-point lead

first_imgSadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich 1-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect were short of their fluent best in windy conditions at Carrow Road but returned immediately to winning ways after their winter break. Liverpool have gone 43 top-flight matches unbeaten, just six matches behind Arsenal’s record of 49 games in 2003-04 and are sprinting towards their first league title for 30 years.They have earned 103 points from the past 105 available to them in the Premier League, winning 34 of their past 35 matches.“They caused us a few problems but overall I thought it was another good performance and we got the goal to get us the three points,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson told Sky Sports.“You’re probably bored of me saying it but we’re one step closer, it’s just about focusing on the next game,” he added. ‘We’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing all season, never change that.”The result leaves Daniel Farke’s Norwich rooted to the bottom of the table, six points behind 19th-placed Watford. They look set for an immediate return to the Championship despite their battling performance. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Loading… Klopp brought back midfielder Naby Keita for his first start in a Premier League match since December and Mane was on the bench as Liverpool started with confidence.The champions-elect controlled possession in the early stages without creating many clear-cut openings but Norwich managed some brief spells of attractive passing football themselves.Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was particularly impressive, producing an exquisite piece of skill to control a long Jordan Henderson pass before the ball was stolen off his toes as he shaped to shoot.But despite a few scary moments, Farke’s men kept Liverpool quiet and came close to snatching the lead themselves.Lukas Rupp got in behind the Liverpool defence and controlled a long ball over the top. He opted to pass to his left to Teemu Pukki but Alisson Becker produced a superb save, clawing the ball away at the feet of the Finnish striker.– Mane breaks deadlock –Liverpool were quickly on top again in the second half but struggled to create clear chances until Keita tested Tim Krul from distance in the 58th minute.The Anfield giants laid siege to the Norwich goal but frustration mounted as the home side somehow kept the score at 0-0.Moments later Keita should have done better when he reacted quickly to a rebound off Krul but the goalkeeper dived to his right to deny the Guinea international.Alexander Tettey almost caught Becker out on a rare Norwich foray into the Liverpool half, thundering a shot against the near post as the home crowd roared their team on.Just when it seemed Norwich could become only the second team this season, after Manchester United, to deny Liverpool all three points, Mane broke the deadlock.The second-half substitute controlled a long ball from Henderson with his right foot in the 78th minute before lashing home with his left.Mane strikes as Liverpool beat Norwich to open up 25-point lead | World Soccer Talk— Canaries Addict (@CanariesAddict) February 15, 2020Read Also: Zidane hatches plan to beat Liverpool to £50m Antonio Conte favouritePukki had a late chance to equalise but shot straight at Alisson as Liverpool held on for their 25th win in 26 Premier League matches.Defending champions Manchester City, reeling from a potential two-season European ban for breaching fair play rules, are in second place in the table but have no chance of winning a third straight title.European champions Liverpool can turn their thoughts to the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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