Stockholm Summit: its effect on employment policies

first_imgThe next 12 months will see a concentrated effort at EU level to increasethe total number and quality of jobs, and the acceleration of economic reforms.The improvement and modernisation of the European Social model and theharnessing of new technologies will be key to this process. The council reaffirmed its commitment to making the union the most”competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by2010″. It agreed targets of an average 67 per cent employment rate (57 percent for women) by 2005. Other areas of action include: – A report on how to increase worker participation – The development of indicators on the provision of care facilities forchildren and other dependants – The endorsement of the High Level Skills and Mobility Task Force – whichfocuses on ICT skills Education systems, the validation and comparability of qualifications areall impacting on employment that are recognised as being of strategicsignificance. Concentration on the European Social model in particular welfaresystems and the demographic challenge facing them, is planned in the comingyear. Sustained public finance, a pensions review, healthcare and care of theelderly will be reviewed at EU and national level. Quality of Work an objective At the next European summit, at Laeken, Belgium, further workforce issueswill be addressed, including gender equality, lifelong learning, health andsafety, employee involvement and diversity. Findings will be included in theEmployment Guidelines for 2002. Look out for: Green Paper on Social Responsibility to be published in June. Telework guidelines reach the second phase The guidelines drawn up by the Commission as a framework for discussion onemployment conditions for teleworkers has been submitted to the SocialPartners. It is now up to both sides of industry to indicate their intention onformal negotiations on the proposal. Already fundamental differences of opinion have emerged with Unice invitingthe ETUC to negotiate a non-binding agreement. The trade union wants a bindingagreement. Framework guidelines include: – Telework should be voluntary, with a right to return to the office – Guaranteed employee status – Equal rights with office workers – The right to all necessary information – Employer should bear costs – Suitable training guaranteed – Health and safety protection – Respect of legal working hour limits – Protection of private life and personal data – Maintenance of contact with company – Collective rights of teleworkers – Access to teleworking Date to note: 17 May 2001 – Brussels The European Human Resources Network meets with European Commission DGV todiscuss the European Competition Policy and Employment. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Stockholm Summit: its effect on employment policiesOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Dosidicus gigas fishing grounds in the Eastern Pacific as revealed by satellite imagery of the light-fishing fleet

first_imgDosidicus gigas (the Jumbo flying squid) supports a major fishery in the Eastern Pacific. The commercial fishery consists of a multinational jigging fleet, and the emission of light from these vessels can be observed using satellite-derived imagery obtained by the United States Defence Meteorological Satellite Program – Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS). Using a Geographic Information System (GIS), the location of the fleet (derived from DMSP-OLS data) was examined for the region 20°N to 20°S; 75 to 100°W, covering the central part of the species’ distribution. Satellite imagery of the light-fishing fleet revealed fishing grounds to be situated off the coast of Peru (2 to 10°S), with fishing on the high seas observed off both Peru (3 to 18°S), and Central America (5 to 10°N). The distribution of the fleet was not associated with bathymetry or proximity to coastal regions, but is likely to be linked to upwelling events in the Eastern Pacific. DMSP-OLS data can be used to provide synoptic imagery of the fleet for time periods from a single day to several years, and enables the study of fleet activity across management and political boundaries.last_img read more

Kevin Stallings fired after Pittsburgh goes winless in ACC play

first_img Written by March 7, 2018 /Sports News – National Kevin Stallings fired after Pittsburgh goes winless in ACC play FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) — After one of the worst seasons in program history, the University of Pittsburgh fired head basketball coach Kevin Stallings on Thursday.Stallings spent two seasons in charge of the Pitt program. In a statement, athletic director Heather Lyke expressed appreciation for Stallings’ “commitment to our program.”Stallings replaced Jamie Dixon after the latter left Pitt to take the head coaching job at Texas Christian University. Dixon’s Panthers won 20 games in 12 of his 13 seasons in charge. Stallings won just 24 out of 65 games including an 0-18 run in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season.Pitt also lost their lone ACC Tournament game, marking just the second 0-19 mark in ACC history. The school was the only Division I team not to win a conference game this year.Part of the team’s struggles can be attributed to the loss of senior forward Ryan Luther, who missed the remainder of the season after suffering a foot injury in December.Attendance at Pitt home games dropped by 50 percent from 2016-2017, with just over 4,000 fans showing up per game. Prior to taking over at Pitt, Stallings had coached 17 seasons at Vanderbilt University, going 332-220.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

KLX Energy Services to combine with Quintana Energy Services

first_img KLX Energy Services to combine with Quintana Energy Services. (Credit: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann) US-based onshore oilfield services provider, KLX Energy Services (KLXE) has signed an agreement to merge with Quintana Energy Services (QES) in an all-stock merger transaction.As per the terms of the merger transaction, QES shareholders will receive 0.4844 shares of KLXE common stock for each share of QES common stock.Upon completion of the transaction, KLXE will own approximately 59% stake in the combined entity, while QES shareholders will hold about 41%.KLXE president and CEO Tom McCaffrey said: “QES will add directional drilling, snubbing and well control services to KLXE’s already broad range of product and service lines (“PSLs”).“We will be rationalizing two of the largest fleets of coiled tubing and wireline assets, which will dramatically reduce future capital spending requirements and which will facilitate the pull-through of KLXE’s asset-light products and services.“Additionally, we will repurpose some of the pressure pumping equipment to support the wireline fleet, which will also be one of the largest in the US, and one of the largest independent providers of directional drilling services.”The combined company will retain the KLX Energy Services corporate nameThe combined company is expected to have an asset-light product and service offering present in all major US onshore oil and gas basins.It is expected to operate one of the largest US wireline fleets with more than 130 wireline units.The entity will retain the KLX Energy Services corporate name and the corporate headquarters will be shifted to Houston, Texas.Subject to KLXE and QES shareholder approval and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, the transaction is estimated to be completed in the second half of the year.For the deal, Goldman Sachs has acted as exclusive financial advisor while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has served as legal counsel to KLXE.In 2018, KLXE has entered into an agreement to acquire Motley Services, a major provider of well completion services, for $148m. KLXE will own approximately 59% stake in the combined company, while QES shareholders will hold about 41%last_img read more

GATE Energy continues global expansion with new office in South Korea

first_img GATE Energy opens new office in South Korea. (Credit: Pixabay/drpepperscott230.) The company’s resilient focus on growth amidst the economic turmoil has resulted in strong backlog from established clients in the US and strong success from international expansions to strategic locations worldwide GATE Energy, an international leader in oil and gas engineering, commissioning, and specialty field services, recently opened its new South Korea office. Following closely with the newly opened Singapore office, South Korea will form the strategic stronghold for commissioning and engineering support for GATE Energy in this region.The company’s resilient focus on growth amidst the economic turmoil has resulted in strong backlog from established clients in the US and strong success from international expansions to strategic locations worldwide.Today, GATE Energy employs people around the world with offices in Texas, Louisiana, Amsterdam, Singapore, and its new home in South Korea.Grant Gibson, CEO of GATE Energy, said, “This expansion, at a time like this, shows our commitment to growth, providing opportunities for our staff and serving our clients in the commissioning and engineering space worldwide. We have always been eager to bring our skills to new frontiers and clientele, and to continue doing what we have done for 20 years – working hard to deliver projects right the first time.”center_img Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Unauthorised To Let board lands Essex agent with £3,000 fine

first_imgAn estate agency in Colchester has been fined more than £3,000 by the local authority after contesting an earlier prosecution that it had placed an authorised To Let board on a block of flats.Saxons, which has an office on the town’s historic high street, originally had charges brought against it in April this year, along with three other agents, for displaying unauthorised boards around the town.The other agents were William H Brown, Spicerhaart and David Martin who admitted the charges and were each fined £500 plus costs.But Saxons’ Senior Property Manager Jeff Hamblion denied that their board on a block of flats in the Hythe Hill area to the east of the town centre had been placed incorrectly, claiming that “some drunk, or someone else” had moved it from a legitimate location. The case against them has only now been heard.To Let boardSaxons lost and must now pay a £1,000 fine and costs totalling £2,047.It has also been revealed that the company, along with the other agents, had been warned by Council planning enforcement officers on “a number of occasions about their advertisement boards yet still continued to erect boards without the necessary consent”, the council says.Colchester Borough Council takes a tough line on all advertising within the town and, as well as “discouraging” A-boards outside shops, requires that any advertisements displayed on the road or even footpaths must have advertising consent from the council.“The unsightly proliferation of illegal advertising signs creates a visual blight on our environment, which affects everyone’s quality of life,” says Councillor Mark Cory (pictured, left).“We hope that bringing this case will serve as both a deterrent and a reminder to estate agents to think twice before leaving unnecessary signs up at properties or on public land for which they have no permission.”Jeff Hamblion Mark Cory Saxons spicerhaart Colchester David Martin William H Brown October 3, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Unauthorised To Let board lands Essex agent with £3,000 fine previous nextUnauthorised To Let board lands Essex agent with £3,000 fineColchester agent Saxons is slapped with fine after contesting an earlier accusation made against it and three competitors.Nigel Lewis3rd October 201701,021 Viewslast_img read more

Finally, the Brits beat the Germans at something: scandals

first_imgThe good news: We beat Germany, and it wasn’t even in a war.The bad news: It wasn’t a penalty shootout either. It was a sleaze contest.It doesn’t take much to gather that from the exhibition of post-war scandals opening at the Museum of German History in Bonn tomorrow. The curators have managed to identify 20 scandals to rock the Federal Republic since 1945, and frankly it’s a poor showing.20? From 62 years? We’ve had enough in just 10 years for bloggers Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes to compile both The Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze and The Big Red Book of New Labour Sleaze (Dale kindly gave us this huge list too), and Major’s Tories were more scandalous than a Union tribunal between Harriet Harman and a teddy bear called Mohammed.So they really shouldn’t be satisfied with just 20. Am I the only one thinking Germany’s a boring place to be?Photo: Der Spiegel exposes Germany’s 1971 match-fixing scandal. Reproduced under conditions specified by Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik DeutschlandCherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external siteslast_img read more

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of ‘Freedom of Oxford’ title

first_imgThe controversial leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, was stripped of her ‘Freedom of the City’ honour by Oxford Council at a meeting earlier this week.The motion, which argued it was “no longer appropriate” for the politician to hold the award, was approved by a majority of city councillors on Monday.Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Freedom of the City in 1997, in recognition of her pro-democracy activism. But despite winning a supermajority in Myanmar’s 2015 elections, violence towards the unrecognised Rohingya minority in the country has contin-ued under her leadership, drawing international criticism.“The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar has shocked the world,” the Leader of Oxford City Council, Bob Price, told Cherwell.“There is justied anger across the city and the Council that a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who is the Head of State in Myanmar has not only failed to condemn the violence but has actively queried the accuracy of the evidence presented by the United Nations and the international media. A spokesperson for St Hugh’s told Cherwell: “The College shares the grave international concerns about the persistent ethnic violence towards, and treatment of, the Rohingya community.“We earnestly hope that Aung San Suu Kyi will do everything within her power to stop the violence and address the underlying issues as a matter of urgency.”The University said it is not reviewing its decision to award the Myanmar leader an honorary degree in 2012. “She was awarded the Freedom – which is the City’s highest honour – for her remarkable stand against military dictatorship and the imposition of authoritarian rule in her country.“Her failure to stand up in similar fashion to military leadership in the face of such appalling violence against an ethnic and religious minority clearly leads to the conclusion that she is no longer worthy of the honour bestowed by the City of Oxford.”This comes after news last week that St Hugh’s College has taken down its portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, who studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) there in the 1960s. The Swan, a St Hugh’s blog, reported that the painting had been replaced by Yoshihiro Takada’s ‘Morning Glory’.last_img read more

“World Of Reptiles” Comes To Henderson

first_img“World Of Reptiles” Comes To HendersonJULY 14TH, 2018 TOWNSEND OUTLAW KENTUCKYFamilies came out to see a variety of reptiles at Audubon State Park Saturday afternoon.Wildlife Author and Naturalist Scott Shupe and his “World of Reptiles” Tour made a stop in Henderson. The show includes 7 reptiles that travel with Scott in his pickup truck. Scott says Wildlife plays an important part of our environment and need to be preserved. He enjoys touring Kentucky to teach people all about them.Scott Shupe explains, “Oh its a lot of fun. I really enjoy doing this, I’ve been doing this, I’ve been doing it a long long time. Been working with the Department of Parks under contract every summer for the last ten or twelve years and yeah it’s a lot of fun.”Scott has worked with Wildlife for over 40 years.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

It’s child care scholarship application time, through Aug. 8

first_imgAvailable to faculty, administrative/professional staff, support staff, and postdoctoral fellows, the Child Care Scholarship application process is now open in PeopleSoft. All applications must be made online through PeopleSoft.This application is for the cycle from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. The who are accepted will be able to claim eligible child care payments made during this period. Application deadline is Aug. 8. Go to HARVie and select PeopleSoft at the top of any page; login with your Harvard Key, navigate to Self-Service and select “Childcare Scholarship App.” Learn more. Read Full Storylast_img read more