Sweden and Singapore top in ICT KCS-content Tags: NULL Share whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 12 April 2011 7:57 pm Sweden and Singapore are the most competitive countries in the digital economy, according to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Nordic and Asian economies are best at using information and communications technologies (ICT) to boost their growth, the WEF said. Finland is in third place, Switzerland fourth and the United States fifth. The WEF report focuses on the power of ICT to transform society in the next decade through modernisation and innovation. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Show Comments ▼
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Gaming Realms to sell stake to River UK Casino Tags: Online Gambling Gaming Realms has agreed a deal to sell a 70% stake in most of its UK online casino B2C business to River UK Casino Limited Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Tech & innovation Gaming Realms has agreed a deal to sell a 70% stake in most of its UK online casino B2C business to River UK Casino Limited. Under the deal, River UK Casino, a subsidiary of River iGaming, will buy the stake for a total cash consideration of up to £23.1m (€26.2m/$30.1m). The agreement covers the purchase of Pocket Fruity, Spin Genie, Britain’s Got Talent Games, X Factor Games and associated business. Should the deal go through, Gaming Realms will retain a 30% minority stake in the business, as well as the Slingo.com and Slingo brands. The current management team of the business will continue to run River UK Casino until at least June 30, 2020. Patrick Southon, chief executive of Gaming Realms, said: “We believe that this sale will be transformational for Gaming Realms as it will enable us to focus more of our resources on international licensing and the development of new gaming content, placing us in a stronger position to drive further profitable growth in the future.” A minimum payment of £8.4m will be made on completion of the deal, with a further £4.2m payable concurrently with the earnout payment. An additional maximum cash payment of £14.7m on an earn-out basis will also be payable no late than August 31, 2019. Gaming Realms said it will use £4.2m of sale proceeds for ongoing development of new gaming content and platform enhancements.Related article: Realms of profitability Regions: UK & Ireland 28th June 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
Melanie May | 30 March 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Nominations are being sought for Fellowship of the Institute of Fundraising from fundraisers with a track record of commitment to the Institute and the fundraising profession.Fellows are chosen for their substantial contribution to fundraising above and beyond their day job. In particular, Fellowship acknowledges those who commit their time to the Institute to further the development of the fundraising profession, with Fellows offering advice, guidance and support to trustees, staff and IoF members.To be nominated as a Fellow, the nominee must be a member of the IoF who has contributed to both fundraising in general, and to the Institute of Fundraising specifically. Between three and five Fellows are appointed each year, with current Trustees of the Institute at the time of nomination excluded from the process.Nominations must be received by midday on Friday 15th April 2016, and will be considered by the Nominations Committee at a meeting in early May, which will then make its recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Successful Fellows will be announced at the AGM on 5th July.Richard Radcliffe, Fellow of the Institute and Chair of Fellows, said:“Dedication to the advancement of training and best practice must continue to be recognised and celebrated during these difficult times, and a Fellowship awarded by the IoF reflects the best of the pioneers and leaders who proudly serve our sector.”Nomination forms can be downloaded here: http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/library/nomination-form-for-iof-fellowships-2016/ Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising 87 total views, 1 views today 88 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 IoF seeks Fellows nominations for 2016
Creative demonstrations and Workers Power Assemblies in several cities on Oct. 23-24 championed the struggle to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour — more than twice the federal rate now — so that workers can take home a paycheck closer to meeting their basic needs. Here are reports from Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles and Providence, R.I., about what happened in these four cities.Baltimore: ”We deserve better.”WW photo: Sharon BlackThe “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly, Occupy activists, community and union representatives launched a statewide campaign on Oct. 24 to demand a $15 minimum wage. They gathered at Howard and Lexington streets in downtown Baltimore and marched to McKeldin Square.Hundreds of people waved and cheered as the group of protesters made their way to the square. Many onlookers signed a statewide petition. Some yelled “I can get with that,” commenting on both the $15 and the signs depicting Dr. King Jr. calling for an end to poverty. According to government poverty statistics, one out of every four people in Baltimore lives below the poverty line. Along with joblessness, the other major source of poverty is low-wage and part-time work, particularly for Black youth.At McKeldin Square the group held a “workers’ speakout.” Crystal Richardson described how she worked two jobs but could barely afford an apartment. She explained, “My first job originally hired workers at $10. They then cut all the new people’s pay to $8.50 and changed full-time workers to two and three days.” She described the inhuman conditions on her second job: “All different nationalities work together, many with children and families. The stress is so bad that people have to quit, and one worker committed suicide.”Beth Emmerling, an Occupy activist, described the reception that the Workers Assembly received when it went inside a McDonald’s on the march route: “There were two management-looking men standing over the workers and one stationed at the door, both with ‘enforcer’ written across black shirts. Nevertheless, the group was able to distribute beautiful thank you cards announcing ‘Raise workers’ wages day’ under the noses of the bosses, who didn’t know what to expect.”Providence, R.I.: For jobs and a $15 dollar minimum.Photo: Mary Kay HarrisOther speakers at the rally included representatives of the Food and Commercial Workers union speaking about the OUR Walmart campaign, American Federation of Government Employees civil rights leader Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, and Barbara Bridges, an unemployed mother and representative of the Workers Assembly, who debunked some of the arguments used to oppose raising the minimum wage.Sharon Black, a representative of the Baltimore and Maryland Workers Assembly, announced an organizing meeting for the campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at 2011 N. Charles Street. For information, call 410-218-4835.A crowd that grew to several hundred rallied and marched through the busy Herald Square shopping district on Oct. 24, stopping in front of stores and chanting solidarity with the underpaid workers inside.Solidarity delegations, sometimes as many as 25 people carrying signs demanding a living wage of $15 an hour, entered stores, including Burger King, Duane Reade, the Gap and Foot Locker. They were often greeted by applause and smiles from the workers on duty.Los Angeles: KFC worker chants ‘$15 yeah!’WW photo: Scott SchefferRepresentatives of Fast Food Forward, the Coalition for a Real Increase in the Minimum Wage, and African-American candidates for citywide offices on the Freedom Party ticket addressed the crowd. So did Christina Gonzales, a militant activist and Green Party candidate for City Council representing Harlem, as well as Larry Holmes of Workers World Party, representatives of Transport Workers Union Local 100, Brenda Stokely, Occupy Wall Street and Occu-Evolve.Speakers addressed the crowd using “mic check” because the police department refused to issue a sound permit.The plan was for an informational picket in front of KFC and Taco Bell on busy Martin Luther King Blvd. in South Central LA. But thanks to three very enthusiastic youth coming out of KFC and the great reception from people walking by, the picket turned into a loud, militant and very visible protest that got lots of attention. The youth climbed up light poles to place signs up high and came up with chants like “KFC/Taco Bell, give a raise or we’ll give you hell.” A KFC worker on the loudspeaker at the drive-in window started chanting “$15 yeah!”New York: Taking it to the workers.WW photo: Brenda RyanThe action ended with a visit to both KFC and Taco Bell to order “chicken and a burrito with a side of justice” and then hand out a letter thanking the workers for their service and demanding they get a wage.A rally calling for “Jobs for All” through a Works Progress Administration-style jobs program, an economic Bill of Rights and a minimum wage of $15 an hour was held on Oct. 23 in front of the Renaissance Hotel, where low-wage workers are seeking union representation by UNITEHERE Local 217.Called by the Joint Work & Wages Organizing Campaign, initiated by the Rhode Island Peoples Assembly, the campaign chose to make its public kickoff on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the first minimum wage law.The hundred participants included a dozen Renaissance workers, UH organizers, two dozen union carpenters of Council 94, members of Jobs with Justice, members and an organizer from Laborers Local 271, Inmigrantes en Accion, RI Peoples Assembly, RI MLK Coalition, RI Rosa Parks Human Rights Committee, and Direct Action for Rights and Equality. It was a magnificent and powerful show of solidarity among Black, Latino/a and white, community and labor, immigrants and native born, young and old, gay and straight, able bodied and people with disabilities.Thanks to Sharon Black, Larry Holmes, John Parker and Bill Bateman, respectively, for these reports.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous: FHFA Announces New Payment Deferral Options Next: Biden on Rent, Mortgage Payments: ‘Not Paid Later, Forgiveness’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 13, 2020 1,969 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. 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He holds a Bachelor of Science in English from Springfield College.Vella discussed some of the financial challenges facing lenders, servicers, and their vendor partners as COVID-19 hits businesses.How can servicers and their vendor partners best balance the needs to manage costs against the need to be nimble and responsive during the rapidly changing time?Unfortunately in these times it’s very challenging for everyone. From being out in the industry and talking to people, it’s been amazing to see how people have been able to mobilize, and it all starts with communication.As a leadership team and as a leader in this industry, we have to communicate a clear plan, and you have to have a solid BCP plan. A lot of the firms that we’ve talked to, including ourselves, have strong BCP plans in place, so unfortunately when things like this happen, we’ve learned from past experiences what we need to do. The key now is how do you mobilize a staff, especially a work-from-home staff, because you do lose productivity. You have to ensure your technology’s in place, and you have to ensure that proper communication lines are open and constant and with consistent messaging.In order to manage your costs in this environment, you have to make sure that your staff is properly trained and your staff is properly utilizing technology to make sure that they’re communicating with borrowers.Initially what you’re going to see is there’s going to be a lot of pent up borrower demand and uncertainty, so for a servicer, the inbound call volume is going to be tremendous. So, the biggest issue is going to be a call center right now, both on the origination and servicing side.How should vendors and servicers be re-evaluating their established protocols to ensure they are still feasible in the face of challenges such as social distancing or when forced to work from home?Again, in this environment, there’s a lot of people that have been properly prepared based on experiences, be it with some of the hurricanes, some of the issues that happened, and the disaster work that was done before. This is a little bit unique because of the type of issue that we’re facing today, so I think the teams, from a pandemic standpoint, have put together policies. We’ve seen people who’ve done a great job with the social distancing.As far as making sure that they’re in touch with the staff and sending down policy and protocol, we’ve seen constant communication. The best thing to do from a work-from-home perspective is to make sure that these staff members have the proper policies, procedures, and they have the ability to call in and ask questions, because there’s a lot of uncertainty. It’s tough to mobilize in a short period of time. So, there’s uncertainty in the market, and there’s uncertainty internally with your staff.Are there any particular technological solutions that are proving invaluable in keeping businesses moving while also managing expenditures right now?Internally, you’re seeing the Webex technology, one I was talking about earlier with the call center, just being in the cloud, the ability to work your dialer, your IVR from the cloud so you could virtually have all of your call center up and running, taking inbound calls, routing the calls to the right place. That’s critical in this environment.Chat with borrowers, make sure you have constant chat internally, and externally, make sure you have proper security through your VPN. Those forms of technologies are critical in this time of need.
Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue says Education Minister Ruari Quinn must reconsider proposed changes to the third level grant system which he claims would discriminate against hundreds farmers and self employed workers in Donegal.Minister Ruairí Quinn has confirmed that proposals to include capital assets in the means-testing for third level grants are at an advanced stage.However, Deputy McConalogue says such a move put third level education out of the reach of thousands of farm families in particular whose assets are used to derive a very modest income…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mccon530.mp3[/podcast] Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – May 28, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mc Conalogue warns education grant changes would discriminate against farmers Previous articleRelay for Life set to raise three times its targetNext articleCanning proposes sharing costs to preserve local services News Highland
Google+ Twitter By News Highland – December 15, 2009 Facebook FG want Fahey to answer “Lost at Sea” questions Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleLocals protest over Drumfries Tetra mastNext articleLetterkenny council officials called to crack down on rogue traders News Highland Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Fine Gael’s Agriculture and Fisheries Spokesperson says Former Marine Minister Frank Fahey should appear before a full Oireachtas enquiry on foot of the Ombudsman’s special report on the Lost at Sea scheme.The report, which recommends that almost quarter of a million euro in compensation be paid to the Byrne family from Donegal who were denied inclusion in the scheme, raises serious questions about how it was handled and advertised.It emerged that 75% of the scheme was allocated to two constituents of Deputy Fahey, and that he had corresponded with them before the scheme took effect.Fine Gael’s Michael Creed says serious questions are now raised.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/creed3pm1.mp3[/podcast]
Comments are closed. Lessons we could all learn from new starsOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Thisweek Personnel Today puts 21 rising stars of HR under the spotlight. With helpfrom the profession, we have picked the new breed of HR – the people to watch. These21 dynamic men and women are among the brightest and the best of their generationin 21st century businesses. They are the fresh faces of the changing nature ofHR in the Internet age, the high-flyers who are carrying out the strategic HRthat everyone is talking about but struggling to achieve. Sowhat qualities do you need to emulate them? What have they got that you musthave if you want to climb to the top of the HR career ladder? Excellentcommunication skills, Web savvy, vision and influence where it matters most,combined with the core HR skills, are the answers. It also helps that many workin fast-moving high-tech environments or in the new economy. Theyhave the skills that are needed in the brave new e-HR world – reflected in theround table debate that we feature on p26. Personnel Today chaired thediscussion which asked the question, “Is the Web a friend or enemy toHR?” Ayounger generation of technologically-minded HR professionals joined moreseasoned practitioners to debate whether the impact of the Internet will bepositive or negative. Many of the themes that emerged showed what these newpioneers of e-HR will have to tackle. For example, how effective is the Web attraining and development? It makes compulsive reading.Thedebate concluded that HR was up to the challenge of the Internet. The panel wasunanimous in the view that the Web is HR’s friend. TheInternet is changing the world and the very essence of the HR profession andthere is no going back. This week Personnel Today puts 21 rising stars of HRunder the spotlight. With help from the profession, we have picked the newbreed of HR – the people to watch (Features, p21). These21 dynamic men and women are among the brightest and the best of theirgeneration in 21st century businesses. They are the fresh faces of the changingnature of HR in the Internet age, the high-flyers who are carrying out thestrategic HR that everyone is talking about but struggling to achieve. Sowhat qualities do you need to emulate them? What have they got that you musthave if you want to climb to the top of the HR career ladder? Excellentcommunication skills, Web savvy, vision and influence where it matters most,combined with the core HR skills, are the answers. It also helps that many workin fast-moving high-tech environments or in the new economy. Theyhave the skills that are needed in the brave new e-HR world – reflected in theround table debate that we feature on p26. Personnel Today chaired thediscussion which asked the question, “Is the Web a friend or enemy toHR?” Ayounger generation of technologically-minded HR professionals joined moreseasoned practitioners to debate whether the impact of the Internet will bepositive or negative. Many of the themes that emerged showed what these newpioneers of e-HR will have to tackle. For example, how effective is the Web attraining and development? It makes compulsive reading.Thedebate concluded that HR was up to the challenge of the Internet. The panel wasunanimous in the view that the Web is HR’s friend. TheInternet is changing the world and the very essence of the HR profession andthere is no going back. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
June 3, 2016 Authorities An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter operates near the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the People’s Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Photo: US NavyThe Chinese Navy will take part in the U.S.-hosted multinational maritime exercise RIMPAC 2016, despite mounting tensions between the two countries amid the South China Sea dispute.One missile destroyer, a missile frigate, a supply ship, a hospital ship and a submarine rescue vessel augmented by two helicopters will take part in exercises which will include damage control and submarine rescue, Xinhua news agency reported the Chinese Navy spokesperson Liang Yang saying.According to the news site, People’s Liberation Army (Navy) ships will meet a U.S. warship in the West Pacific before they sail to Pearl Harbor.RIMPAC 2014, the previous iteration of the exercise, was the first time Chinese warships took part in the exercise which will be attended by a record number of countries.As the exercise was joined by newcomers Brazil, Denmark, Germany, and Italy, the number of participants rose to 27.China’s participation in the exercise was brought into question after media reported U.S. officials calling on Barrack Obama to ban China from participating in international military drills to express discontent with Chinese actions in the South China Sea. View post tag: Chinese Navy China to send five ships to US-hosted RIMPAC 2016 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today China to send five ships to US-hosted RIMPAC 2016 View post tag: RIMPAC View post tag: US Navy