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Staff rep to have a say

first_img Comments are closed. Staff rep to have a sayOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today A staff member is to be allowed to sit on the board of the Wrightington,Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust for the first time. The trust has introduced a new partnership policy which allows an employeerepresentative to the join the 14-member board. Bill Livingston, HR director at the trust, said, “It gives staff anequal footing in the business and means their side will always be heard by theboard. A staff representative is the logical conclusion to our partnershipmoves of the past few years.” The employee will have full attendance rights but will not be allowed tovote on decisions. Livingston said, “Maintaining confidentiality could well be a problemas it could be argued that the staff member could have a conflict of interest.But I think the move shows trust between the trust and its employees.” Livingston’s HR team and the board are currently drafting a new missionstatement with the help of two internal staff bodies. It should be implementedby the end of the year. “The mission statement is crucial to the future of the trust as wemerged with Wrightington this April. The statement needs to be updated toinclude all our employees,” he said. The trust has been developing a partnership approach since 1996 when thechairman criticised the organisation for being “happy to call itselfunhappy”. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Agencies Sponsor Health Careers Showcase

first_imgThinking about changing careers? Interested in learning more about the health care field? If so, the Champlain Valley Health Careers Showcase has just the information you need to get started.Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Champlain Mill in Winooski, this free event will offer information about dozens of health occupations, many of which are currently experiencing staffing shortages. Employers, educators, health care workers, and representatives of professional organizations will be on hand to discuss the requirements for entering various health care careers and the rewards and challenges of working in this growing field.The event will feature two panel discussions, “Employment Opportunities & the Employee Perspective,” at 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m., and “Education, the Student Perspective & Financial Aid,” at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Exhibits will cover fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory therapy, medical technology, radiology, medical records, and alternative medicine.The showcase is sponsored by the Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care, the University of Vermont, Vermont Adult Learning, and the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. For more information, call 1-800-642-3177 or visit www.vsac.org(link is external).last_img read more

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Tennis News Nadal vs Federer – The G.O.A.T battle

first_imgNew Delhi: Roger Federer had cemented his place as the greatest player of his generation, maybe of all time too – but Rafael Nadal’s 11th French Open title reopens the debate about who is the greatest tennis player of all time.The Spaniard bagged his 17th grand slam title with a straight victory over Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros, and is now just three short of Federer’s mark.Stats and numbers are not the complete story as both set of supporters will speak about their playing style and minute technical differences, but that is a good starting point of discussion.And Nadal solidifies his point by being the current world No.1, extremely dominant in Paris and four years younget to the still-hungry Federer, its game on!Many will argue that Nadal has solid credentials with 11 wins, but the counter argument is that Roger Federer has won a record eight Wimbledons.Nadal has constantly stressed on the fact that he is not ‘crazy’ about records but also pointed out that he would not mind joining the Swiss on 20 grand slam titles.”You can’t be frustrated if somebody has more money than you, if somebody has a bigger house than you, if somebody has more grand slams than you,” he told reporters in Paris.”You can’t live with that feeling. You have to do your way. I’d love to have 20 like Roger in the future or more, but it is not something in my mind. I know I’ve had an amazing career so I want to keep fighting for these things.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Five key moments in Wales 3 Belgium 1

first_imgLille, FRANCE | AFP |Wales qualified for their first ever major tournament semi-final in their debut at the European Championship by coming from behind to beat Belgium 3-1 in Lille on Friday.A mouthwatering semi-final meeting with Portugal will see Welsh star Gareth Bale go up against his Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.Here AFP Sports looks at the five key moments from the game: Belgium three times unluckyA strong Belgian start looked sure to be rewarded on seven minutes only for three desperate blocks on the Welsh line to save Chris Coleman’s side. Wayne Hennessey smothered Yannick Carrasco’s initial effort before Joe Allen and Neil Taylor put their bodies on the line to deny Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard’s follow-up efforts.Nainggolan rocketThe Red Devils’ pressure paid dividends in spectacular style when Radja Nainggolan connected sweetly to hammer a rising drive into the top corner from 25 metres for his second goal of the tournament.Warrior WilliamsWales captain Ashley Williams had been a major doubt due to a shoulder injury picked up in the 1-0 last 16 win over Northern Ireland. However, his determination to play through the pain barrier proved vital when he stooped to head Aaron Ramsey’s corner into the far corner for a deserved equaliser after a strong Welsh response to going behind. Kanu delightReleased by Reading after just three goals in England’s second division this season, Hal Robson-Kanu now has two in two starts at Euro 2016.His intricate turn away from a makeshift Belgian defence before slamming past Thibaut Courtois at the end of a flowing Welsh move was fitting of the achievement in booking Wales’ place in their first ever major tournament semi-final.Vokes knockout blowJust when Wales looked happy to settle on their lead to see out the dying moments, they grabbed a third when Sam Vokes, only on the field six minutes after replacing Robson-Kanu, powered home Chris Gunter’s cross.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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Indian tennis legend Leander Paes announces that he will retire at the end of…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/SifyAdvertisement d7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsq0suWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8f5nWould you ever consider trying this?😱6h5yy6Can your students do this? 🌚484a0Roller skating! Powered by Firework When you’re talking about endurance in the world o Tennis, the one veteran that we Indians always recognize is none other than the veteran Leander Paes. Still going strong at the age of 46, the Kolkata boy has been the pinnacle of consistency, not having the word ‘retire’ in his dictionary. However, that just may be the case till the net year, as the legendary doubles star has stated that he will retire from the sport in 2020.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/SifyEight times doubles and ten times mixed doubles Grand Slam title winner, Paes has made the country proud at the highest stage. Partnering with the likes of Martina Navratilova, Martina Hingis, Lukáš Dlouhý and of course his compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, with whom he won his first French Open and Wimbledon in 1999. With achieving the career Grand Slam at the 2012 Australia Open, Paes has bagged a monumental 55 doubles titles in his career.However, age had takes its toll on the former world no. 1, as Paes had started to decline to the 70s back in 2018, to a slip to to no. 105 at present.Advertisement On Christmas Eve this year, the 1996 Summer Olympics bronze medalist posted on Twitter about his plans to retire in 2020.“I want to announce 2020 as my farewell year as a pro tennis player,” Paes wrote: “I am looking forward to the 2020 tennis calendar where I will be playing a few select tournaments, travelling with my team and celebrating with all my friends and fans around the world.”Advertisement Born to Indian hockey legend Vece Paes and former basketball team captain Jennifer Paes, Leander thanked his parents: “Firstly, I want to thank my parents for their genetics, guidance, discipline, environment they created and unconditional love they have always shown me throughout my life. I would not be who I am without your unstinting support and belief in me.”The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Arjuna Award winner, Paes was honoured with the Padma Shri award 2001, and the Padma Bhushan 2014.Paes also thanked Jacquie and Maria, his elder sisters, and his daughter Aiyana.Along with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, Paes set a record at the 2019 Davis Cup last month at Kazakhstan with his record breaking 44th victory against  Pakistani youngsters Mohammed Shoaib and Hufaiza Abdul Rehman.Finally, he stated his wish for the Indian tennis fandom to use the hashtag ‘#OneLastRoar’ and post their favourite ‘Leander memories’. Also read-Leander Paes in the record books as India rout Pakistan in Davis Cup tie“If Leander Paes can win Grand Slams at 42, I can at least play some cricket at 36”: S Sreesanth optimistic about his return to cricket Advertisementlast_img read more

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Knights face Blazers in crucial race toward last semis berth

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “There was a lot of frustration because the players felt they gave everything to win the game,” said Napa.“But we reminded them to stay positive and get the win against St. Benilde.”Napa said he couldn’t care less with the way San Sebastian and Arellano are playing at this point of the season.Remaining gamesArellano will still play last-placed Mapua (4-13), while San Sebastian has Perpetual Help for its last elimination round game.“Our focus is how to play better,” Napa said.“Of course, we hope that the other results go our way, but we know we have to get the job done to stand a chance.”The Knights are hoping to draw a better performance from Rey Nambatac, while hoping to continue getting a superb effort from Bong Quinto, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds against the Lions.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Letran seeks to assure itself of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth when it battles St. Benilde on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A victory by the Knights in the 4 p.m. clash with the Blazers will keep their postseason hopes alive regardless of the results of Arellano University and San Sebastian College’s remaining games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mondilla-Seo leads Nat’l Pro-Am roster Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In the first game at 2 p.m., Emilio Aguinaldo College (6-11) and Perpetual Help (4-12) clash in a battle of teams already out of contention.The Generals are looking to finish the season on a high note, after fading in the second round, where they won just twice in eight games.Despite getting MVP-like numbers from Prince Eze, the Altas are poised to finish with their lowest win total in five seasons. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Three teams—Letran, Arellano and San Sebastian—are locked in a tie for the last Final Four berth with identical 8-9 records.Unbeaten Lyceum (17-0), defending champion San Beda College (16-1) and Jose Rizal U (11-7) have already punched their tickets to the postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s an important game because it will decide our fate,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.Crucial defeatThe Knights could have avoided the complicated scenario with a win over fierce rival San Beda on Friday, but they were stopped in their tracks by the Red Lions, 68-73. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Logitech launches iPad cases, Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Keyboard folio

first_imgLogitech has launched three new tablet cases in India, which cater to the iPad Air, iPad mini with retina display and Samsung Galaxy tab 4 10.1.  Both the Big Bang cases cost Rs 4,995, while the Keyboard Folio for the Samsung Galaxy Tab costs Rs 6,495.The Big Bang cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display are rugged protective cases. Logitech claims extreme durability as it is made up of shock absorbent materials, which have been utilised in aerospace, automotive and sports products. It’s also an impact protective case and protects both the versions of the iPad from bumps, scratches and spills, claims Logitech.According to the company, both the cases have been dropped from an height of 1.4 meters, which exceeds the US Military standard of 1.22 meters.The keyboard folio has been specifically designed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. It’s essentially a keyboard attachment, which doubles as a case. It has a dual view stand, which works in two positions for typing.It has a secure lock system in place, which according to Logitech keeps the tablet latched on and makes for easy removal of the tablet. Logitech, claims that the case is water repellent and built using materials that will protect the tablet from accidental spills, bumps or drops.Follow writer on Twitter @DigitallyBoneslast_img read more

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Wall Street whiplash Stocks volatility looks here to stay

first_imgNEW YORK — The stock market hasn’t been this dizzying in years, and investors may need to get used to it.The S&P 500 slid 4.6 per cent this past week as worries piled up about the economy’s strength, global trade and interest rates. It was a whiplash-inducing reversal from the prior week, when the S&P 500 jumped 4.8 per cent. The last time investors experienced such a big swing in stock prices between two weeks was in late 2011.It’s the latest gyration for a market that’s become increasingly twitchy, as investors try to make sense of big questions that don’t yet have clear answers for. Will tariffs derail the global economy and sink profits for businesses around the world? Will the Federal Reserve raise U.S. interest rates too quickly and choke off growth?Many Wall Street strategists see more volatility on the horizon.“What we have experienced in 2018 and most acutely since October is, unfortunately, more normal than not,” said Katie Nixon, chief investment officer at Northern Trust Wealth Management.With economic growth expected to slow and interest rates expected to rise, many along Wall Street are forecasting 2019 will be a rocky year for stocks. “The end of easy” is the title that Wells Fargo Investment Institute gave for its 2019 investment outlook.Easy, for investors, is what the stock market had been for most of its run that began in the spring of 2009. For most of the past decade, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates extremely low to promote economic growth following the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession. That helped keep borrowing costs down and lift all kinds of markets.But now the Fed is gradually raising interest rates. It has increased short-term rates eight times since 2015, and economists expect another hike to come later this month. Those higher rates — and expectations for more — have been one catalyst for recent selling.Worries about trade tensions between the United States and China have also driven big swings for stocks, in both directions. At the start of this past week, stocks jumped on hopes that the two countries had brokered a truce. But those gains evaporated as investors grew confused about what the two sides had actually agreed upon.“We started up sharply because we thought we had a deal with China and we ended at the lows for the day,” said Lindsey Bell, investment strategist at CFRA Research. “That tells me people are using days where we see some green to sell out of positions into the strength, and that’s pulling the market lower. The sentiment in the market is extremely negative.”The current skid for stocks is the third big swoon for the markets this year. The first was a dramatic downturn in late January and early February, when the S&P 500 lost 10 per cent in just nine days. That was followed by a less severe stumble in March.But the middle of this year was placid, which raised hopes for a return to a smoother ride. Between late June and early October, the market didn’t rise or fall as much as 1 per cent in a single day. That was similar to the scenario in 2017, when the market drifted gradually higher and finished up 19.4 per cent.Soaring corporate profits, fueled by sweeping corporate tax cuts, powered the market’s recovery this spring and summer. S&P 500 companies delivered second-quarter earnings growth of 25 per cent, well ahead of forecasts. That helped send the S&P 500 to a new all-time high in September, erasing the losses from its correction in February.But now doubts are emerging that a similar surge in earnings growth will rally markets out of their latest skid. S&P 500 companies delivered yet another blockbuster quarter of earnings growth for the third quarter, but the reports have not lifted stocks.All the gyrations are yet another reminder to investors that the downside to owning stocks, which have had the best results over the long term, is that they’re risky and prone to sudden drops in price.“We accept volatility as the cost of doing business,” Nixon said, “and we anticipate over time that we will be compensated for taking the extra risk.”___AP Business Writers Marley Jay in New York and Alex Veiga in Los Angeles contributed to this report.Stan Choe, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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PwC says Canadian initial public offering market in 2018 totalled 22 billion

first_imgTORONTO — PwC says the initial public offering market in Canada totalled $2.2 billion last year, less than half of what was seen in 2017.The firm says in all of 2018 there were 54 new equity issues on four exchanges that generated a total of $2.2 billion.That compared with the $5.1 billion raised from 37 IPOs in all of 2017.The largest IPO of 2018 was the $462-million Ceridian HCM Holding issue of the second quarter.It was followed by MAV Beauty Brands with $241 million and AltaGas at $239 million.Dean Braunsteiner, national IPO leader at PwC Canada, says while cannabis firms grabbed the headlines, a surge of activity on the Canadian Securities Exchange and a return of junior miners to the markets were also notable developments of 2018. The Canadian Presslast_img