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Howard Lake | 6 March 2001 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis If you’re keen to register some of the new top-level domain names for your charity, hold back. Don’t believe those companies who offer to take your money in return for “guaranteeing” you one of these domain names. If you’re keen to register some of the new top-level domain names for your charity, hold back. Don’t believe those companies who offer to take your money in return for “guaranteeing” you one of these domain names. Read the advice offered by the US Federal Trade Commission. The UK Trading Standards Institute is also reportedly investigating domain name pre-registration, but there was no further information on their Web site. Advertisement Tempted to pre-order a new top-level domain name? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

For New York Times, profits trump politics

first_imgThe Times gave a classic lesson — never rely on the liberal elements in the ruling class to fight political reaction.Sept. 23 — Millions of people who hate Donald Trump woke up yesterday morning to find a huge picture of Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general of the U.S., on the front page of the New York Times. Next to the picture was a two-column lead story, with the headline: “Rosenstein Raised Idea of Recording Talks with Trump.”The subhead read, “Alarmed Justice Dept. Official Floated an Effort to Remove the President.” As we shall see, the story is based upon the scantiest of evidence.The Times story amounted to an attack on one of Trump’s arch enemies — the Justice Dept. official who oversees all aspects of the Mueller investigation into “Russian meddling” in U.S. elections. The story gave a big weapon to Trump and his allies in the struggle against Mueller. There is now a chorus of right-wing voices calling for Rosenstein’s dismissal and asserting that this is further evidence of a plot against Trump.The Times, the establishment voice of liberalism, has waged an editorial war for nearly two years against the Trump administration and denounced most of his reactionary domestic measures.Why would the Times help Trump?So why would the liberal New York Times attack one of Trump’s arch enemies so publicly and with such a high-profile story? After all, the New York Times has been denounced by Trump as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people.”The answer is simple: circulation, ratings, money, profit. The Times threw its politics overboard for the moment because it is in a desperate struggle to boost its profits. It is under pressure from the Washington Post and in a fierce intercorporate struggle for the capitalist news market.This gave a classic lesson to all progressives and radicals: Never rely on the liberal elements in the ruling class to fight political reaction.The Times is the “newspaper of record” for the ruling class and sections of the middle class, whose impact goes far beyond its circulation. The Times has 2.5 million digital subscribers and 1 million hard-copy subscribers. (NBC News, Dec. 28, 2017) As the “newspaper of record” for the ruling class, when the Times publishes a sensational story like this, it is picked up by hundreds of news outlets, is spread on TV news shows, talk shows and ultimately reaches tens of millions of people.The Mueller investigation presents a great danger to Trump. It is only in part an investigation into the administration’s alleged collaboration with the Russians during the elections of 2016. In addition, Mueller is also looking into corruption and Trump’s finances, which include money laundering, illicit financial dealings with Deutsche Bank and real estate dealings by himself, his son and son-in-law, among other things.(Of course, the anti-Russia drum beat in the Times and in sections of the ruling class is a reactionary justification for the Pentagon’s military buildup.)Two of Trump’s closest associates — Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos — have “flipped” and pleaded guilty to multiple crimes of money laundering, tax evasion, bank fraud, etc., and are now cooperating with Mueller. It is no wonder, then, that Trump has become obsessed with destroying the Mueller investigation. Firing Rosenstein, who has pledged to protect the investigation, would be the first step on that path.Almost every time Trump takes the podium at a rally or wakes up in the morning to tweet his venom, he attacks the investigation as a “witch hunt,” part of the conspiracy of a so-called “deep state,” the Justice Department and the FBI.Of course, the FBI and the Justice Department are the arch enemies of the workers and the oppressed, who would have to destroy these repressive organs along with the rest of the capitalist state as a prelude to running the economy and society as a whole in their own interests.But at present what the Times is inciting is the firing of Rosenstein, which would be a key step in destroying the investigation — an investigation the Times has championed all along as a way to get rid of Trump.Competition with Washington PostJeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, bought the Washington Post in 2013. Since the election of Donald Trump, the Washington Post has become the go-to publication for exposés of Trump, despite the Times’ supremacy as the dominant newspaper empire of U.S. imperialism.Billionaire Bezos is determined to overtake the Times, and he has the deep pockets to do it. This was made clear in an NBC News article, “The Most Important Competition in Newspapers Heats Up,” last Dec. 28:“Under its free-spending owner, Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, The Post has hired more than 100 new reporters and editors, and rebuilt its presence outside of Washington. It has become a much bigger part of the digital conversation on public affairs.“Nikki Usher, an associate professor at George Washington University, opined: ‘You do see people who are opposed to the Trump administration making The Post now their first read. Maybe The Post is optimizing for anger a little bit better.’ ”The competition between these two mouthpieces of the capitalist class means fighting for circulation, for an international audience, for page views, for website visits and ultimately for advertising rates and profits.Times slanted the storyAccording to the Sept. 22 Times report: “Mr. Rosenstein made the remarks about secretly recording Mr. Trump and about the 25th Amendment [to remove Trump] in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and F.B.I. officials. Several people described the episodes in interviews over the past several months, insisting on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The people were briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by F.B.I. officials, including Andrew G. McCabe, then the acting bureau director, that documented Mr. Rosenstein’s actions and comments.” [Author’s emphsis]But seven paragraphs into the story, the Times briefly cites the only person who was in the room and heard the remarks as saying they were sarcastic!“A Justice Department spokeswoman also provided a statement from a person who was present when Mr. Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire. The person, who would not be named, acknowledged the remark but said Mr. Rosenstein made it sarcastically.” [Author’s emphasis]So these remarks were not described by someone who heard them as “proposals” but as sarcasm. All the additional sources are third-hand, people allegedly briefed about the “proposals.”For the Times, this is far below its usual standards for sourcing this important an article.The rush for ratings puts one in mind of Les Moonves of the “liberal” CBS TV empire, who commented on Trump’s presidential campaign during its upswing that it might not be good for the country, but “it’s damn good for CBS. … Man, who would have expected the ride we’re all having right now? … The money’s rolling in and this is fun.” (Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 29, 2016)Although Moonves implied he was opposed to Trump, his network, along with all the other TV networks and cable channels, gave Trump millions of dollars worth of free publicity. They did this because Trump had high ratings and pulled in viewers. (This is the same Les Moonves who is now being fired by CBS for sexual abuse of multiple women.) For the network, Trump was a talented carnival barker and knew how to hold an audience — with racism, misogyny, bigotry and militaristic belligerence.Political lesson: Never rely on ruling-class liberalsThe political lesson of all this is that for the ruling class and their paid propagandists, money trumps politics. Liberals and moderates and the Democratic Party corporate leadership cannot and will not stand up to capitalist reaction. At best, they will make a literary or rhetorical protest.When push comes to shove, the workers and oppressed must have their own independent, struggle-oriented organizations to combat bourgeois reaction.Liberals and radicals may get a sense of vindication and satisfaction when they read or hear about the exposures of Trump and the right wing in the media, in the Congress or in the electoral struggle. But that is of little consequence to the millions of undocumented workers who are being hunted down, their families forcibly separated.Exposures alone will not stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement from rounding up undocumented workers on the job or in their homes. Parents are being arrested when they come to see their children. Countless immigrants will now be denied Green Cards if they have ever accepted any form of government assistance. And millions are forced to live in the shadows because they fear ICE or the U.S. Border Patrol.For the sake of profit, “liberal media” like CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, as well as the Democratic Party hierarchy, will carry on with their elections and their sterile debates. While they are exercising so-called “democracy,” they will stand by passively while African-American and Latinx people are driven into the prison system or ICE detentions centersn and suffocate behind bars, tortured by prison guards and prison administrations.Mass incarceration does not touch the lives of those who sit on the board of directors of the New York Times or of the Washington Post. They may write “sympathetic” editorials but never once really stand up to the racist jailors, the sheriffs, the sadists and fascists at the border, or those in the police precincts.And they would not dare call upon the masses to resist. On the contrary, when there is real resistance — such as in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of a brutal police execution of a young African-American man in 2014 — the ruling-class liberals rush in to derail the struggle and are the first to denounce “violence” by the people.This latest episode, with the New York Times setting up Trump’s enemy Rod Rosenstein, shows the whole world how quickly the bourgeoisie will toss aside their veneer of liberalism for the sake of enhancing or protecting their fortunes.The workers and oppressed and all who hate the Trump reaction should take this as a signal to accelerate their independent organization and to build grassroots resistance in the workplace, in communities, on the campuses and in the prisons.We the exploited, who suffer the oppression, can only rely on ourselves and our class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Declares First Quarter 2021 Dividends

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Declares First Quarter 2021 Dividendscenter_img Facebook Pinterest ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend on the Company’s Common Stock (par value $0.01 per share) for the first quarter of 2021. The Common Stock dividend is $1.59 per share and is payable April 15, 2021 to all Common Stockholders of Record as of March 31, 2021. About AvalonBay Communities, Inc. As of December 31, 2020, the Company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 291 apartment communities containing 86,025 apartment homes in 11 states and the District of Columbia, of which 18 communities were under development and one community was under redevelopment. The Company is an equity REIT in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing apartment communities in leading metropolitan areas in New England, the New York/New Jersey Metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and Northern and Southern California, as well as in the Company’s expansion markets consisting of Southeast Florida and Denver, Colorado (the “Expansion Markets”). More information may be found on the Company’s website at http://www.avalonbay.com. Copyright © 2021 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. All Rights Reserved View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005006/en/ CONTACT: Jason Reilley Vice President Investor Relations AvalonBay Communities, Inc. 703-317-4681 KEYWORD: VIRGINIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY REIT SOURCE: AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005006/en Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleOnline Math Learning Platform Cuemath Raises USD 40 Million in Series C RoundNext articleLincoln Financial Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Woman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsWorld News Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Woman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies Roses are placed on the wall where photos of Mya Thwet Thwet Khine are posted during a memorial in Mandalay, Myanmar Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Mya Thwet Thwet Khine, the young woman who was shot in the head by police during a protest last week against the military’s takeover of power in Myanmar died Friday morning, her family said.center_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  Twitter Previous articleUS unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in MexicoNext articleBiden defends progress on COVID as weather delays 6M shots Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Forbearance Update: How the Trends Are Changing

first_img  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Forbearance Update: How the Trends Are Changing Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago September 9, 2020 1,690 Views Sign up for DS News Daily 2020-09-09 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Phil Hall Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Forbearance Update: How the Trends Are Changing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The total number of loans now in forbearance reached 7.16% of servicers’ portfolio volume for the week ending August 30, down slightly from the 7.20% level recorded one week earlier, according to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Forbearance and Call Volume Survey.The new survey determined that 3.6 million homeowners are now in forbearance plans. Progress continued to be made on the government-sponsored enterprise front, with the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance falling for the 13th consecutive week in a row to 4.80%, an 8-basis-point decline, while the forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) took a 1 basis point dip to 10.43% and the share of loans in forbearance for depository servicers tumbled 9 basis points to 7.40%.,However, Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance inched up by 4 basis points for the second consecutive week to 9.62% while the share of loans in forbearance for independent mortgage bank (IMB) servicers was unchanged at 7.41%.“The share of Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance increased again this week, as the current economic crisis continues to disproportionately impact borrowers with FHA and VA loans,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s SVP and Chief Economist. “As a result, IMB servicers, which have roughly one-third of their portfolio with Ginnie Mae, had a forbearance share that was unchanged, while depositories, which have a larger share of GSE and portfolio loans, saw a decrease.”The MBA also reported that 35.76% of total loans in forbearance are in the initial forbearance plan stage, compared to 63.29% that are in a forbearance extension. The remaining 0.94% were listed as forbearance re-entries.Total weekly forbearance requests as a percent of servicing portfolio volume was 0.09%. a scant decrease from the 0.10% of the prior week. As a percent of servicing portfolio volume, forbearance-related calls remained unchanged at 7.2% and the average speed to answer increased from 2.2 minutes to 2.4 minutes.Fratantoni added that the current situation is not expected to dramatically change in the near future.“The labor market continued to heal in August, with strong job growth and a large decline in the unemployment rate,” he observed. “However, the economy still faces an uphill climb and remains far away from full employment. High unemployment, and jobless claims consistently around 1 million a week, continue to cause financial strain for some borrowers, and especially for those who work in industries hardest hit by the pandemic.” Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Share 1Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: Expanding Diversity Into the C-Suite Next: State-By-State, the Desire to Relocate Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

High Court finds in favour of Government in Thomas Pringle challenge

first_img Previous articleConcern as Donegal Circuit Court appeals to be heard in CastlebarNext articleBadminton – Silver For Chloe In Russia News Highland The High Court has refused to restrain the government from ratifying the European Stability Mechanism Treaty.Ratification is imminent following a challenge by independent TD Thomas Pringle who argued the ESM treaty, which provides for a 500 billion euro permanent eurozone rescue fund, breaches the Irish Constitution, EU treaties and EU law.While Ms Justice Mary Laffoy refused his request for an injunction, she has decided to refer a point of law to the European Court of Justice about procedures relating to the effect and operability of the stability mechanism.She will deliver a full judgment at a later date. WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton High Court finds in favour of Government in Thomas Pringle challenge Newsx Adverts Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img By News Highland – July 9, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Refurbishment of flood damaged Burnfoot homes is a council matter – Moran

first_img Facebook Refurbishment of flood damaged Burnfoot homes is a council matter – Moran Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleCharities Regulator imposes intermediate sanctions on Good and New shopNext articleProtest underway outside Dail in opposition to Queen of Aran ferry News Highland Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – February 14, 2018 WhatsApp The Minister with responsibilty for flooding says the refurbishment of homes and houses for local authority tenants is a matter for Donegal County Council.A statement’s been issued by Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran following an outcry this week when tenants at an estate in Burnfoot were told their homes would not be refurbished this year, and they should move their possessions from the houses as security is being withdrawn.In the statement, Minister Moran also confirms that OPW is reassessing the possible options to manage the risk of flooding in Burnfoot in light of flooding last August and again in December.*********************Statement in full -The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme, which is being undertaken by engineering consultants on behalf of the OPW working in partnership with the local authorities, involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the development of preliminary flood risk management options and the production of Flood Risk Management Plans. The flood maps and measures proposed for Burnfoot, which is an Area of Further Assessment (AFA) in the CFRAM Study, were developed prior to the flooding of August 2017 making use of the information available at the time.As a result of the severe flooding in August 2017, the OPW took the decision to commission consultants to undertake a review of the Burnfoot AFA. The review will examine details of the August 2017 flood event and recent events in December 2017, in order to better understand the specifics of those flood events and to review the hydraulic modelling and flood mapping for this area. This is necessary to be able to determine a feasible solution to manage the flood risk for this area.Over the coming weeks, the consultants will be reviewing the hydrology, updating the hydraulic model, revising the flood maps and re-assessing possible engineering options.Subject to the outcomes of this review, expected by early Summer, the OPW will re-assess the possible options to manage the risk and the economic viability of these options. The response to a flood event and in this scenario the refurbishment of homes and housing for local authority tenants is a matter for Donegal County Council. Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Consultants should face annual review of practice

first_img The critical inquiry report into disgraced gynaecologist Rodney Ledward has called for annual appraisals of all hospital consultants following a series of blunders by senior managers.The Government said last week that following the Ritchie report it intends to press forward as quickly as possible with plans for an assessment and support service to make sure problems in an NHS doctor’s performance are picked up at a much earlier stage.The report highlights the distress and misery caused to women who said they were maimed by Ledward’s surgery.John Adsett, National Secretary of the Association of Health Service HR Managers and head of personnel at Basildon and Thurrock General Hospital, called for clearer guidelines on disciplining doctors following the Ledward case. He said, “We are working on guidance set out in 1990 which is difficult, costly and time-consuming. The procedure requires a barrister, who will have to be paid the appropriate rate.”He added, “We need to get the procedure out of the arena and in front of an independent assessor – this protects doctors from someone within the organisation who may have an axe to grind.”He said the NHS lacked HR managers with the necessary experience of disciplining incompetent doctors. “The NHS is short on HR people with experience of investigating doctors. They will be particularly important because the new EU Human Rights Act could have quite serious implications on disciplinary procedures.”The Ritchie report recommendations on appraisals back proposals first put forward last November by Professor Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer for England, in his consultation paper on policing poorly performing doctors, Supporting Doctors, Protecting Patients.This proposed setting up a network of independent assessment and support centres to provide a link between trusts and the GMC, the doctors’ regulatory body. He also proposed a system of compulsory regular annual appraisals for doctors, and the requirement that trusts conduct more rigorous employment history checks before hiring new staff.The proposals are expected to be implemented by the end of next year, with legislation being introduced to Parliament this autumn. Consultants should face annual review of practiceOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Focus on key employees during the economic storm

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Focus on key employees during the economic stormOn 1 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Latin American companies are taking a leaf out of North America’s book byanalysing employee performance and looking strategically at how to cut costswithout downsizing, as Liz Simpson discoversIn today’s global marketplace it should come as no surprise that when the USsneezes, everyone else catches a cold. This is particularly true in LatinAmerica where, despite efforts to secure trade agreements with other parts ofthe world, as Mexico has done, the current recession in the US is causing tougheconomic challenges in Latin America too. And because so many top US companiesare based in this region – 460 of the Fortune 500 can be found in Brazil alone– the war for talent is just as rife. Whereas once Latin American companies downsized at the slightest whiff of aneconomic downturn, now the most successful companies are learning the US lessonand are carefully analysing the business contribution of employees – and onlycutting those whose performance and contribution to the business are lowest. Indeed, a recent Towers Perrin study of current reward practices in 26 keylocations around the world reported that in Latin America, multinationals andother large organisations are continuing to focus on attracting and retainingkey talent in order to help them ride and overcome the economic storms. Hencemany companies are engaging in recruitment and retention strategies that answeran individual’s internal as well as external needs. A prime example is global Internet and communications corporation NortelNetworks’ division in Sao Paulo, Brazil where Fernando Lima is HR director. Hesays the company has been able to keep ahead of the game by developing stronglinks with local universities and training these new recruits internally, butadds it has also been successful in attracting experienced technical personnel– particularly those with skills in the optical and Internet protocol domains –from other parts of Latin America and the US. “Money is always an important factor but it is never the whole reasonwhy someone joins us and stays,” says Lima. “What technical peopleparticularly value is the opportunity to grow with the company through workingwith, leading and mentoring highly experienced and exceptional professionalslike themselves. “Another important factor is to have stretch assignments that developemployees professionally and personally. Our current corporate challenge is toimplement a network of one million subscribers in five months and this offersemployees and executives the chance to operate in a young market enjoying rapidgrowth.” To ensure Nortel Networks’ Latin American division attracts and retains keypeople, Lima’s department has developed a strategy it calls its employee valueproposition, based on research it conducted among employees throughout theregion. It wanted to find out what were the most important non-financialfactors that appeal to talented employees. The answers (and subsequent companyvalues) were: – To be part of a global community of highly skilled professionals who areconstantly challenged and trained appropriately – To be a preferred applicant for any Nortel Networks position anywhere inthe world. (The company will only advertise after making sure no internalindividual is interested in a vacant position) – An open-door policy where ideas are listened to and company policy isclearly and honestly communicated – To be a part of an organisation on the cutting edge of the New Internet,incorporating the most innovative technology To ensure these core values mean something to each and every employee,managers are required to interview their top talent to find out what isuniquely important to them. In particular, to find out what proposals theywould not be able to refuse should a competitor approach them. “In that way,” explains Lima, “we are able to pre-empt anydissatisfaction that might cause a key employee to leave. Only by anticipatingtheir needs are we able to meet people’s expectations and keep them on ourteam.” In other Brazilian companies, attention is also being paid to professionaldevelopment and the corporate climate, reports Marcelo Mariaca, seniorconsulting partner and director at executive search and senior outplacementfirm, Mariaca & Associates, which has offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.”Talented individuals are interested in receiving training andopportunities to develop competencies that will be useful to them in thefuture,” says Mariaca. “Young, bright Brazilians appreciate the opportunity forcompany-sponsored MBA programmes with North American business schools. Theywant to work with ‘A team’ individuals and for senior management that reducesartificial barriers and embodies a supportive, coaching leadership style.”This is also the position in Mexico, according to Linda Shore, generaldirector of Shore InterSearch, an executive search and HR consulting companybased in Mexico City. In addition to key inducements such as a competitivesalary, sign-on bonus and stock options, she says a highly motivatingorganisational climate with excellent leaders, well-defined business processmodels, constant training and development, and communication programs that keepemployees happy and updated are all important retention strategies. An additional factor important in Mexico, she points out, is work-lifebalance. “Companies are searching for highly talented, empoweredself-starters who can multitask, feel comfortable in more than two cultures andwill roll up their sleeves to make things happen. But these candidates alsohave spiritual values and want to dedicate time to their personal life,too.” Further informationwww.towersperrin.comwww.kpmg.comwww.deloittetouche.comwww.watsonwyatt.comwww.pwcglobal.comwww.wmmercer.com Comments are closed. last_img read more

Giants wide receiver Golden Tate suspended four games

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — ESPN reports the NFL suspended New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.Tate is appealing the suspension, scheduled for Aug. 6. He claims the banned substance was prescribed as fertility medication.Tate released the following statement after the suspension was made public:“This past April, during the off-season, my wife and I decided to see a specialist for fertility planning. I started the treatment prescribed to me and just days later I discovered it contained an ingredient that is on the league’s banned substance list. I immediately discontinued use, I reported the situation to the Independent Administrator of the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, and I spoke with my coaches and general manager. I did all of this well before a failed test was even confirmed. Per NFL protocol, an initial suspension was imminent, but myself and the Giants organization are confident in the facts, and eagerly await my appeal to put this behind us.”ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports a resolution on the case is expected before the start of the regular season.Tate’s loss marks another blow to an already thin Giants receiving corps. After trading star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns this offseason, Giants receivers Corey Coleman and Sterling Shepard suffered injuries during the first week of training camp. Coleman will miss the season with a torn ACL, and Shepard is expected to miss significant time in training camp with a broken thumb.Tate signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the Giants this offseason. He is entering his eleventh NFL season, having previously played with Seattle, Detroit, and Philadelphia.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund July 27, 2019 /Sports News – National Giants wide receiver Golden Tate suspended four gamescenter_img Written bylast_img read more