first_imgRemote working wins loyaltyOn 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Mobile working practices can reduce costs and cut down on staff absenteeism,a new study has shown. The research by computer firm Compaq reveals that 38 per cent of businessmanagers believe that providing staff with the technology to work away fromtheir desks reduces overheads and almost a quarter of managers think it reducestime taken off sick. A third of managers surveyed would trust all their employees to workproductively while away from their normal workplace and a third would trustsome but not all of their employees to do so. A similar proportion of managers said they did not mind where their teamsworked as long as the work got done. Simon Nelson, head of wireless and mobile solutions at Compaq, said,”The message is clear – mobile working should not be viewed as a perk forthe privileged few but as a pivotal tool for business productivity. “UK businesses need to understand the benefits of investing in wirelesssolutions to create a more loyal and productive workforce.” The research was carried out by Mori and surveyed 300 office workers and 142managers. www.compaq.presscentre.co.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Canarias Joins EUNAVFOR MED View post tag: europe View post tag: EUNAVFOR Med View post tag: ESPS Canarias Share this article Authorities ESPS Canarias Joins EUNAVFOR MED Spanish frigate ESPS Canarias officially joined EUNAVFOR MED on October 5, 2015.The Spanish ship reached the European mission flag-ship, the Italian aircraft vessel Cavour, in the military harbor of Augusta, in Sicily, early in the morning, spending an entire briefing-day on board to complete the procedures and organizational deployment set up into the European Task Force.The Frigate Canarias (F-86) is a sixth ‘Santa María’ class frigate, carrying 202 crew persons and “Tweety”, a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter, specially equipped for intelligence patrolling and surveillance flights.Operation EUNAVFOR MED will move to its second phase today, October 7, which would allow for the boarding, search, seizure and diversion of smugglers’ vessels on the high seas under the conditions provided for by applicable international law.[mappress mapid=”17117″]Image: EEAS October 7, 2015last_img read more

first_img Sutton Foster The 2014 Tony Awards have officially begun—but first, stars gathered on the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall to strut their stuff! Broadway.com was on the scene to capture all the excitement before the big show. Stars were dressed to the nines as they chatted with the press, waved to fans and caught up with their friends on Broadway’s biggest night. Check our our top 10 favorite red carpet photos below, then see the full spread on Broadway.com’s official Instagram! View Comments Ramin Karimloo Star Filescenter_img Jonathan Groff View All (4) Lena Halllast_img read more

first_imgOver the years, financial institutions have gained confidence in the modeling software they rely on to guide asset-liability management, but there is still significant room for improvement. Validations of credit union ALM models from 2012 through 2015 indicate that 52 percent are still ranked as average and 24 percent of models are ranked below average.Here are 10 areas that we have encountered in our work with financial institutions where modeling can be improved:1. Data inputs/current contractual positionThe precision of an interest-rate risk simulation model depends on the quality of the input data and the category designs that capture the data. The adage “garbage in, garbage out” applies here. Financial analysts should regularly review cash flow and other model inputs. In addition, regulatory guidance is clear about the critical importance of rigorous data quality assessment and documentation. Through regular audits, internal and external data inputs must be continually verified to be accurate, complete and consistent with the model purpose and design.Balancing the model to the general ledger is only the first step of the review process. It is also necessary to review maturity and repricing schedules and rates for accuracy. For example, ask: Do variable or adjustable rate balances reprice appropriately? continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgIsraeli Defense Force (IDF) personnel boarded a cargo ship off Haifa on June 9 in response to an unlisted passenger who reportedly attempted to start a fire aboard. The IDF said it worked with the ship’s captain to search the vessel in order to find and detain the stowaway. The perpetrator has been handed over to Israeli police.The vessel was anchored near the Israeli coast at the time of the naval forces’ intervention.It is unclear whether the ship sustained damage in the incident.The IDF has shared a video of the operation on Sunday.השתלטות לוחמי צה״ל על ספינת המסחר הזרה מוקדם יותר היום – pic.twitter.com/drUVGHgMjZ— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) June 9, 2019While the armed forces did not reveal the identity of the ship, local reports said the vessel in question was the 1995-built MSC Canberra, which was en route to Haifa from the Turkish port of Mersin.World Maritime News has contacted Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for confirmation but is yet to receive a response.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgA drastic penalty awaits the B&H national team player Ervin Zukanović, after last night’s expulsion during the match of the Cup of Italy between Sampdoria and Milano.Namely, in the 64th minute Zukanović was given a yellow card due to a turbulent protest. Following the yellow card, he also received a red card after which he spit in the direction of the arbitrary Celi.Zukanović’s gesture surprised the media in Italy, since he was not previously known for his misconduct.Day later, Zukanović was punished with a fine amounting to 10,000 EUR, with three matches of suspension.According to the media in Italy, Zukanović was also loud after the match in the locker rooms of the stadium in Genoa.This was the second red card for Zukanović in the past month.(Source: vijesti.ba)last_img read more

first_imgMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, and center Chris Bosh watch from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Miami. The 76ers defeated the Heat 100-87. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.It took the entire season to fill out those brackets.Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn … all that, and more, on the final night of the season was needed before the eight conference-quarterfinal matchups in this season’s NBA playoffs could be decided.In the Western Conference, San Antonio — the league’s best team this season, and a club that had the NBA title slip from its fingers a year ago — opens with Dallas. Oklahoma City gets Memphis, the Los Angeles Clippers face Golden State and Houston squares off with Portland. In the East, it’s Indiana against Atlanta, Miami against Charlotte, Toronto facing Brooklyn and Chicago meeting Washington.And for the third straight year, it’s the same question entering the playoffs: Can anyone beat the Heat?By late June, we’ll have an answer.“Now it’s time,” Houston’s Chandler Parsons said, “for the real fun.”If what’s occurred in the season’s first 170 nights wasn’t the real fun, then these playoffs could be epic.More points were scored in the NBA than ever before this year, more 3-pointers were both shot and made in league history, the Spurs won 62 games — including 19 straight — and Durant scored at least 25 points in 41 consecutive games, a stretch of offensive brilliance that spanned exactly half of the season. Durant wound up winning his fourth scoring crown, making him the overwhelming favorite to deny LeBron James a third straight MVP award.James has taken the high road, lauding Durant’s season and saying he would be a worthy MVP.Really, though, it’s obvious that the trophy James is most concerned with is the one that’ll be handed out at season’s end. The Heat won the last two championships of David Stern’s era as commissioner, and would enjoy nothing more than being the first team to accept the Larry O’Brien Trophy from new Commissioner Adam Silver.“What’s coming over the next couple months, we know that’s how we’ll be judged,” Heat forward Shane Battier said.The 16 teams heading to the playoffs were known before Wednesday, but it wasn’t until the final night before nine of the seeds were secured and six of the eight first-round matchups were finalized.Memphis held off Dallas 106-105 in overtime, giving the Grizzlies the No. 7 seed and a shot at the Thunder. Monta Ellis’ missed 20-foot jumper at the buzzer for the Mavericks meant they would be heading to San Antonio to open up the playoffs this weekend — and Dallas has lost nine straight times to the Spurs.“Eventually,” Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki said, “we will win one.”Losing nine straight to one opponent, that’s not good.Losing 15 straight, even worse. That’s what Charlotte has to overcome against the Heat — who are 15-0 against the Bobcats since James and Chris Bosh arrived to team with Dwyane Wade in Miami.Charlotte went 7-59 two seasons ago. It went 43-39 this season, clearly having undergone a brilliant turnaround.Alas, 43 wins wouldn’t have come close to being enough out West.Phoenix’s title hopes were doomed by perhaps geography more than anything else. The Suns won 48 games and are done. Toronto won 48 games and earned both a No. 3 seed in the East and a division title.“Very disappointing,” Suns guard Archie Goodwin said.The East was a mess entering the season’s final night with five seeds still up for grabs. Chicago lost to Charlotte in overtime, meaning Toronto finished third and the Bulls got No. 4. But the last three seeds needed a bit longer to be settled, and even though the Bobcats won, they couldn’t pass a Washington team that wound up overtaking the Nets for fifth place before the night was over.Nets coach Jason Kidd rested all five of his starters, plus some backups, even though his club could have finished No. 5.“I like right where we are,” Kidd said.Kidd probably had a good idea going into Wednesday night that Washington would beat Boston, so it’s clear that he didn’t mind dropping down a spot in the East bracket. Brooklyn would likely face Miami — a team it swept — in the second round now. Had Brooklyn been the fifth seed and won an opening series, it would have likely faced Indiana, which topped the Nets in all four of their meetings.Fitting, then, that talk of tanking — a ploy teams who are looking to rebuild through the draft are often accused of — permeated the season’s final night as well.“You’ve got to be careful what you wish for,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “I’ve been in both situations. You think you want to play a certain team now and then once you start preparing for them you say ‘Whoa, that team’s pretty good.’ and then all at once you’ve got a dogfight. So I think the best way to approach it is let the basketball gods decide.”There’s no more tanking now.For the 16 teams left standing, it’s title or nothing. And the journey starts Saturday.___Follow Tim Reynolds on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ByTimReynoldslast_img read more