India vs England 1st Test Highlights : Joe Root’s England create…

first_img Football Football By Kunal Dhyani – February 9, 2021 Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleNational Junior Athletics: Munita Prajapati erases national U-20 record in women’s 10000mNext articleFree Fire Tournament: BlitzkriegXP announces Streamer Sangram Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, India vs England 1st Test Day 5: Jack Leach picked four while James Anderson scalped three wickets as England defeated India by 227 runs in the first Test here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.It was a perfect day for England despite India skipper Virat Kohli showing resilience in the second innings. The England bowlers dominated the hosts right from the start of the final day. Shubman Gill showed a glimmer of hope but that was short-lived as James Anderson dismantled top order dismissing Gill, Ajinkya Rahane, and Rishabh Pant. With this win, England has taken a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. If Dom Bess stole the show for England in the first innings, it was Jack Leach and Anderson’s combined performance that hogged the limelight for the visitors in the second essay. The win over India in the first Test has also propelled England to the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings. Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 31st May (today), Check list of rewards & Redeem SiteUndoIn the second session, Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin stitched an important 54-run stand before Leach broke the partnership as England required just three wickets to go 1-0 up in the series.Kohli registered his 24th half-century but Ben Stokes cleaned up the Indian skipper to leave hosts with no hope in the match. In the next over, Leach dismissed Shahbaz Nadeem to take his fourth wicket of the innings as India was reduced to 179/9.In the end, it was just a formality as Jofra Archer dismissed Jaspirt Bumrah to give England a win in the first Test.In the first session, India did not get off to a good start while resuming day five at 39/1, as Jack Leach continued from where he left off the other night. Leach sent back Cheteshwar Pujara (15) in just the seventh over of the final day.India skipper Kohli then joined Gill in the middle and the hopes of scrapping away with a draw relied heavily on these two batters. Gill took a special liking towards off-spinner Dominic Bess and this saw the right-handed batter bring up his third half-century in Test cricket.England skipper Joe Root then introduced Anderson into the attack, and the veteran did not disappoint as he produced a Jaffa to rattle the stumps of Gill (50). In the very same over, Anderson castled the stumps of Rahane (0), leaving India reeling at 92/4.Rishabh Pant who played a knock of 91 in the first innings, failed to leave a mark in the second innings as he was dismissed by Anderson. Pant just managed to score 11 in the second innings. Soon after, Washington Sundar (0) was sent back to the pavilion by Dominic Bess, and this reduced India to 117/6.India then went to lunch at 144/6 as the first session saw 105 runs being scored in 26 overs.On day four, England was bowled out for 178 in the second innings and as a result, India was set a target of 420 to win. In the dying minutes on day four of the ongoing first, Leach clean bowled Rohit Sharma and the hosts were given a major blow.Brief Scores: England 578 and 178; India 337 and 192/10 (Shubman Gill 50, Virat Kohli 72, Jack Leach 4-72). 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African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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US – RSF concerned by White House’s new press rules

first_imgNews Following the restoration of Acosta’s press pass, CNN subsequently dropped its lawsuit against the White House. “We look forward to continuing to cover the White House,” the network wrote in a statement. RSF_en United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation November 20, 2018 US – RSF concerned by White House’s new press rules NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out more The Trump administration announced on November 19 it would fully reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass, and in doing so outlined a new set of rules governing press conduct for White House news conferences that, if not followed, may result in future revocation of the reporter’s press pass. According to the new rules, reporters may ask “a single question” at a news conference, with follow-up questions—a long-held practice for White house reporters—only permitted “at the discretion” of President Donald Trump or another White House official. The rules also say reporters must “physically surrender” the microphone when told to do so. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the new set of rules put in place for the press during White House news conferences, as outlined by the Trump administration on November 19 when it announced CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass would be fully restored. June 7, 2021 Find out more News News “The White House’s new press conference rules appear to turn practices long understood as fundamental to the way reporters conduct their activities during official briefings into indecorous and punishable behavior,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “It is even more concerning that the administration did not even involve the White House Correspondents Association in crafting them. While we welcome the decision to fully restore Mr. Acosta’s press pass, we remain concerned that the new stipulations could lead to more arbitrary revocations of journalists’ credentials.” Follow the news on United States Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says to go further Help by sharing this information While there have been a few cases under previous administrations in which reporters lost access to the White House for security reasons, as outlined in a 2010 Foreign Policy article, it is “unheard of” for a reporter to lose their press pass as a consequence of their behavior in a news conference. The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) had “no role” in creating these rules. In a statement WHCA President Olivier Knox wrote: “For as long as there have been White House press conferences, White House reporters have asked follow-up questions. We fully expect this tradition will continue.” For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. April 28, 2021 Find out more The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. JIM WATSON / AFP United StatesAmericas last_img read more

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Detained journalist very ill, denied treatment by Evin prison authorities

first_img February 25, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Receive email alerts June 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained journalist very ill, denied treatment by Evin prison authorities Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today about the conditions in which journalist Ali Farahbakhsh is being held after learning that he is seriously ill and is being refused proper treatment by the prison authorities. The organisation reiterated its condemnation of his arbitrary arrest and called for his immediate release.“Farahbakhsh needs to be transferred quickly to a hospital to be examined and to be given appropriate treatment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Depriving prisoners of medical care constitutes ‘cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment’ and is sanctioned by Iranian law as well as article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Iran signed.”Farahbakhsh’s mother, Badri Farahbakhsh, told Reporters Without Borders she was very worried about him. “Ali is innocent but what worries me most now is his health,” she said. “Ayatollah Shahroudi, the head of the judicial system, insists a great deal on the ‘rights of citizens and detainees,’ and I would like these decrees and instructions to be applied to my son as well. His condition needs immediate care outside prison, but the prison authorities continue to oppose it.”A contributor to several Iranian newspapers including Yas-e no and Shargh, Farahbakhsh was arrested on 27 November in Tehran on his return from a conference in Thailand about the news media. Accused of “spying,” he was sentenced to three years in prison on 26 March. He is serving the sentence in security section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison. According to his family, Farahbakhsh suffers from digestive problems but now, because of the water he is drinking in prison, he has kidney problems as well. The prison authorities have been refusing to give him his medicine since the start of May. He also had internal haemorrhaging during the 40 days he spend in solitary confinement at the start of his imprisonment. News IranMiddle East – North Africa News News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Help by sharing this information to go furtherlast_img read more

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Cyber-dissident sentenced to four years in prison

first_img Receive email alerts “Even if your government persists in abusing the basic rights of its citizens, we appeal to you to free Le Chi Quang because he is seriously ill,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to justice minister Uong Chu Luu. During his trial, the journalist appeared in a very weak state and face was swollen. His family said he had kidney problems that prison officials had refused to treat.Ménard said that Le Chi Quang had simply been exercising his right to free expression, as guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which had been ratified by Viêt-nam.Le Chi Quang was sentenced to four years in jail, followed by three years of house arrest for “opposing the socialist republic of Vietnam” under article 88 of the penal code which forbids publication of material criticising the government.During his trial in Hanoi, which only lasted three hours, the right to a defence was not respected and foreign reporters were barred from the courtroom. Only his relatives were allowed to be present. His mother said he had admitted the facts of the case but rejected the accusation against him. She said an appeal would be made against this “unjust verdict.” Nearly 100 people, including dissidents, gathered outside the courthouse in protest and one of them was reportedly arrested.The 32-year-old Le Chi Quang, who teaches computers and also has a law degree, was arrested on 21 February in a cybercafé in Hanoi and sent to prison camp B14 in the northern province of Ha Dong. His case file includes several of his articles deemed “unlawful,” including one called “Beware of the empire to the north” which was posted on the Internet. The very detailed article discussed Viêt-nam’s signing of secret border agreements with Beijing since 1999.Two other cyber-dissidents are in prison in Vietnam. One of them, Pham Hong Son, was arrested on 29 March for translating and posting of the Internet an article called “What is democracy?” while Nguyen Vu Binh, who wrote for the magazine Tap Chi Cong San, was arrested on 25 September for posting other material on the Internet.Tran Que, a literature teacher and founder of a group campaigning against corruption, has been under house arrest since 10 March after he posted on a website a letter sent to Chinese President Jiang Zemin about the China-Vietnam border agreement. April 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation Sixty-nine doctors of Vietnamese origin have urged Vietnam’s government torelease cyber-dissident Le Chi Quang on “medical grounds.” In a pressrelease issued by the Vietnam Liberation Alliance on 19 November, thedoctors said the dissident, who underwent an operation in Czechoslovakia in1990, is seriously affected by renal insufficiency._______________________________________________________________Reporters Without Borders has confirmed that dissident Tran Dung Tien, 73, was arrested by police on 8 November while demonstrating peacefully outside the court where cyber-dissident Le Chi Quang was being tried. Tran’s family has not been told where he is being held, or the reason for his detention.____________________________________________________________________________________________Reporters Without Borders condemned today’s jailing for four years of cyber-dissident Le Chi Quang for publishing criticism of the government on Internet. VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific April 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang November 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident sentenced to four years in prison News Follow the news on Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News News to go further News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

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Out’en the outhouse once again

first_img Sponsored Content Out’en the outhouse once again Outhouses were always at the end of a long, long path. Having to go to the outhouse in the dark of night was what Aunt Manie Bell called an emergency.One night, I had an emergency. I woke up Miss Tattletale to go with me. It was as dark as pitch but we made our way to the outhouse. Gaynell was scared to go in the outhouse with me but she was more afraid of staying outside by herself.We had just gotten comfortable – if an outhouse has been well constructed, the seat can be comfortable – when we heard something coming up the path. Gaynell whispered, “a fox.”But a fox can’t open the door of the outhouse. We saw big, wooly monster coming in the outhouse on us. I screamed. Gaynell screamed. We jumped up on the two-seater. Gaynell’s foot and leg went down in the hole. She fell flat with her face in the other hole. I ran out and left her.I was long back in the house when Uncle Arlie came bringing Gaynell out of the hole and back to bed. Uncle Arlie had scared the emergency out of me and we had scared it out of him.Gaynell never tattled on me again. She promised she wouldn’t if I would promise not to tell that she fell in the outhouse hole. I promised. Until now. Next UpMy grandmother’s sister, Aunt Manie Bell, lived in the backside of Barbour County. She and Uncle Arlie were rich. I knew that because they had a two-seater outhouse.Aunt Manie Bell said two-seaters were for emergency use and for real good friends. Most of my cousins were boys except for Gaynell but we weren’t good friends. She was a tattletale. I didn’t want to sit in the outhouse with a tattletale.Aunt Manie Bell’s outhouse two-seater seat had a bottle opener on one end so Uncle Arlie could open his co-cola while he was occupied. That’s what Aunt Manie Bell said. Book Nook to reopen Say what you will but to my way of thinking Sir Thomas Crapper’s invention of the flushing toilet is head over heels better than what Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla came up with.When I was growing up, we had an indoor toilet. It was in the bathroom that was clinging to the rest of the house with all its might. But, we had relatives who had outdoor toilets and, if I could have swapped my baby brother for an outhouse, I would have gladly done it.There’s nothing especially romantic about an outhouse but it was the place of great adventure for young, creative minds. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 6, 2018 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img You Might Like The real story: As told by children Some people are fascinated with angels. I’ve never been. In my child’s eye, angels with gold wings and gold shoes… read more Print Article Latest Stories I always wanted to be occupied so I could have a co-cola while I was in the outhouse but I never was.Back then, young’uns played games with made-up names like hide-and-go-seek, ain’t no boogers out tonight and jackrabbit split the log. At Aunt Manie Bell’s one of our favorite games was stick your head in the hole. We played it in the two-seater outhouse.What you had to do was stick you head way down in the seat hole and hold it there. Whoever pulled their head out first was the loser.Really, it was a game to see who could hold their breath the longest. But sticking your head in the hole in the outhouse made the game a lot more fun. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Dorian sets sights on Florida, Tropical Storm Erin develops

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is less than two weeks away from when it officially begins on Sept. 10 and things are already active in the tropics. Newly-formed Tropical Storm Erin off the Southeast coast is expected to bring rough surf to the East Coast beaches from the Carolinas to New England this Labor Day weekend. Otherwise, it is not expected to directly impact the East Coast as it moves north and then northeast away from the U.S.Meanwhile, Dorian is maintaining winds of 60 mph as it moves towards Puerto Rico. The path has shifted significantly to the east, putting the worst of the storm on the eastern end of the island of Puerto Rico. A Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, meaning these areas will see Tropical Storm conditions later Wednesday between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. EST.The National Hurricane Center (NHC) will keep a hurricane watch in effect for Puerto Rico in case the weather system becomes a hurricane. The biggest threat to Puerto Rico at this point is heavy rain that could cause life-threatening flash flooding later Wednesday and Wednesday night. The latest path modeled by the NHC takes Dorian through the northern Bahamas and then possibly close to central or northern Florida by Sunday into Labor Day. The latest forecast makes Dorian a possible Category 2 hurricane with winds near 100 mph as it approaches the Florida coast late this holiday weekend. Elsewhere, a flash flood watch has been issued for the Northeast from Rhode Island into Maine as a cold front approaches the east coast bringing with it a fresh round of thunderstorms with heavy rain of up to 5 inches in some areas.The heatwave will continue in the West as eight states are now under heat and fire alerts. Portland, Oregon reached a record high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday and could be in the mid to upper 90s again Wednesday.Red flag warnings will stretch from Washington all the way to Colorado for gusty erratic winds that could easily spread fire.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Value judgements keep Nokia on target

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Frompaper manufacturer to telecoms pioneer, Nokia has focused on developing itscore markets in digital telecoms never forgetting to get the best from the coreskills of its workforce. By Liz HallNokia is the world leader in mobile communications, with sales to more than130 countries and 54,000 employees worldwide. It has come a long way since itsinception as a Finnish paper manufacturer in 1865. The expansion of electricity into homes at the turn of the century saw theestablishment of the Finnish Cable Works in 1912, with the manufacture ofcables to support the telephone network. And in 1967, Nokia Corporation wasformed by the merger of the Finnish Cable Works and Finnish Rubber Works withthe original paper-making business, Nokia Company. The world’s first international cellular mobile telephone network, NMT, wasintroduced in Scandinavia in 1981 and Nokia manufactured the first car phonesfor it. It produced the original hand-held portable telephone in 1987. In 1992, Jorma Ollila, president of Nokia Mobile Phones, was appointed tohead the Nokia Group, overseeing the shedding of non-core businesses to focuson telecoms in the digital age. Nokia’s corporate strategy includes aiming to be the preferred mobilecommunications provider, creating personalised communication technology;strengthening and leveraging the Nokia brand, and expanding its business andmarket position on a global basis. At the end of 2001, it had 18 manufacturingfacilities in 10 countries and research and development in 14 countries. The company has four core values: ‘respect f or individual’; ‘continuouslearning’; ‘achievement’ and ‘customer satisfaction’. These values areconstantly referred to within the company, from inductions to internalcommunications. They also form part of the appraisal process which rates notjust what an employee did, but how they did it. UK geography manager Jennifer Rawsthorn, who is responsible for the deliveryof all HR services in the UK says: “Employees are asked to describe howboth they and their manager adhere to the values in their daily working life.The values are integral in everything we do.” In 2001, Nokia’s net sales totalled £31.2bn. In the first quarter of 2002,net sales decreased 12 per cent to £7bn compared to the first quarter of 2001.Nokia comprises two business groups: Nokia Networks and Nokia Mobile Phones. Italso includes a separate Nokia Ventures Organisation and the corporate researchunit, Nokia Research Center. RecruitmentLast year Nokia recruited about 80 staff in the UK. It plans to take onabout 100 this year, mostly software engineers. Online recruitment accounts forabout 80 per cent of recruitment for external hires and internal transfers. “Our e-recruitment is very successful and the e-tools have had apositive impact on the time and cost of recruitment,” says Rawsthorn. In previous years, Nokia’s graduate intake has been as high as 40, withstrong involvement with the universities ‘milk round’. However, these days,online recruitment is its main tool, although it does use specialist tradepress and open evenings to recruit experienced engineers – an open evening inFarnborough in March attracted an ‘overwhelming’ response, with 500 attendingcompared to the usual 150. Nokia is keen on promoting career development from within, with internal jobrotation processed through the company intranet. Employees register their CV onthe system, and use key words to tap into a job alert system. RetentionStaff turnover is around 6 per cent, slightly below the industry average. Company benefits include 25 days holiday and a company pension scheme. AndNokia is one of the few companies still offering a final-salary pensionsscheme. Stock is awarded each year to most employees and is linked toperformance. The company does not offer childcare or creche facilities, but it offers aminimum of 18 weeks maternity pay, up to 40 weeks depending on length of service.And the company holds an annual summer event for employees and their families.This year’s will be a Nokia-funded trip to Thorpe Park. Training and developmentIn the UK there are eight staff in human resource development, withadditional resources available from the global HR platform. The amount of training new recruits receive depends on the nature of theirrole as does per capita spend on training and development. “Nokia hasalways viewed staff development as key to business success, so there are nostrict training budget limitations,” explains Rawsthorn. Asked how many training and development days staff completed last year,Rawsthorn says: “This is not how we measure the quality of training.Measuring training days would not tell you whether the training wassatisfactory in raising the competencies of the person who attended.” Much of Nokia’s training is outsourced, but over the past 18 months, thecompany has introduced a suite of locally deliverable e-HR systems. This year it is launching an electronic global development tool called theLearning Market Place, which will allow employees and managers to view allavailable development solutions including seminars and electronic learning,with training bookable online. Nokia operates three highly popular leadership and management developmentprogrammes, for first-time, intermediate and top-level managers. Performance management HR strategy is linked to the bottom line, developed directly from the Nokiabusiness strategy. Nokia believes clarity and employee participation are keywhen it comes to performance management. It holds a strategy review processtwice a year, after which staff and managers hold individual discussions onwhat they need to do and the support they need to do it. Nokia’s intranet site contributes to the company’s open communicationssystem. It has a global online appraisal system linked to job developmentsuggestions, career plans, training and vacancies databases. Each employee canaccess a three-year rolling history of performance reviews with associatedlinks. Much of the form filling and initial review discussions take placeonline, with actual appraisals carried out face-to-face twice a year. The company has a succession planning tool but Rawsthorn says:”Succession planning is a useful exercise, but it is not as important asappraisal and internal recruitment and making sure we have fair selectionprocedures.” HR factfileJennifer RawsthornUK geography managerRawsthorn, who has a BSc in psychology, started working atNokia a decade ago as an HR manager in Huntingdon, after stints at Motorola andMarconi. She later took on an organisational development role, translatingcorporate strategies into local ones. In October 2000, she was promoted to UK geography manager,responsible for the delivery of all HR services across the UK. She heads the UKHR platform, which she created and continues to develop. She finds working in the industry rewarding because of itsglobal and fast-changing nature. “The sector is challenging as it is forever changing andyou have to keep up. I enjoy the huge variety of work and the interaction withpeople from other countries.”Size of HR team40 in the UK.HR department structureNokia is split into six groups, each with an HR manager whoreports to a central HR platform with any requirements. This replaces theprevious structure which had three HR managers for the three main businesses. The overhaul happened across all the countries Nokia is basedin. The platforms meet quarterly and are split into four competency areas:recruitment; human resource development; HR systems, and employee relations andrewards.Ratio of HR to employees1:60.Key HR initiativesIntroducing a global electronic salary review tool.HR priorities for the yearEmployee retention is probably the single most important thingto focus on, says Rawsthorn.How she spends her time– change management– running HR function, people management, project managementand process re-engineering Previous Article Next Article Value judgements keep Nokia on targetOn 16 Jul 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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USS Mississippi Holds Change of Command Ceremony

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: Mississippi View post tag: of View post tag: Command View post tag: Ceremony Authorities View post tag: change Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) held a change of command ceremony, aboard Naval Submarine Base New London, May 10.Cmdr. Tory Swanson relieved Capt. John McGrath as commanding officer. Guest speaker Capt. William Merz, Chief of Staff, Commander, Submarine Forces praised McGrath for his accomplishments during his command tour and welcomed the second commanding officer to take the helm of the Mississippi.In addition to Merz, the ship’s sponsor Ms. Allison Stiller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Ship Programs also attended the ceremony and praised McGrath for his accomplishments.“It’s an honor to be here for another first, the first change of command ceremony,” said Stiller, who thanked McGrath for his great leadership. “It’s an honor to be your sponsor.”McGrath received other praise for his successful command tour.“Your tactical vision and deckplate leadership guided the Mississippi team in shattering all new construction metrics and performing flawlessly in more than 40 certification events,” said Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic in a naval message highlighting McGrath for his achievements. “The accomplishments of your crew shortened all readiness timelines and delivered another fleet asset ready for tasking. Take great pride in becoming the first commanding officer to take a Virginia-class ship from initial manning through commissioning and into Post Shakedown Availability. Your diligent efforts were instrumental in transforming a lifeless steel hull into a living tribute to the state of Mississippi and the U.S. Navy.”McGrath reflected on the journey he and his crew made together from the beginning of construction through the attack submarine’s christening, commissioning, Post Shakedown Availability and change of command.“As the first CO, I took my roles with the boat and crew very personally,” said McGrath, native of Neptune, N.J., led his crew of 142 officers and enlisted personnel for the past four years. “It is difficult to let them go, but I will always be proud of our accomplishments here and I look forward to the boat’s continued success under Cmdr. Swanson.”McGrath’s command tour was unique in that he served as the first Virginia-class commanding officer to take his ship from initial manning well into PSA. During the award ceremony, McGrath’s official award citation highlighted another first he accomplished during his tour, conducting the first submarine visit to Pascagoula, Miss., in decades for the submarine’s commissioning last June.Additionally during McGrath’s command tour, Mississippi received another first when the submarine was selected as the 2012 Chief of Naval Operations Project Good Neighbor Flagship Award winner.During McGrath’s tour he also established long lasting relationships with his submarine’s namesake state. That unique bond was apparent at the ceremony when submarine veterans from the USSVI Tullibee Base in Biloxi, Miss., officially welcomed McGrath’s relief to continue the namesake bond.“The submarine veterans worked with their local state representative to issue a Proclamation to welcome my relief, Cmdr. Swanson, and recognize May 10 as the first change of command ceremony for the USS Mississippi,” said McGrath, who added this proclamation was a complete surprise to Swanson. The proclamation officially welcomed him as the new commanding officer of USS Mississippi.The proclamation, signed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, president of the Mississippi Senate and Philip Gunn, speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, also officially recognized Swanson as an Honorary resident of Mississippi.Swanson, a native of Arvada, Colo., reflected on assuming command of USS Mississippi and taking the submarine and her crew on their next journey.“I am honored to relieve as commanding officer of one of the newest Virginia-class submarines along with an extremely talented and professional crew,” said Swanson. “Capt. McGrath and this crew have delivered an extremely capable piece of technology and I look forward to taking the reins and exercising her on our first deployment.”Prior to assuming command of USS Mississippi Swanson served at USAFRICOM in Stuttgart, Germany. McGrath will depart USS Mississippi for his follow-on assignment at the U.S. Naval Academy.Mississippi, commissioned in June 2012, is designed to dominate both the littorals and deep oceans. Mississippi serves as a valuable asset in supporting the core capabilities of maritime strategy, sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security and deterrence.[mappress]Press Release, May 13, 2013; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Mississippi Holds Change of Command Ceremony center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: holds USS Mississippi Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: Naval May 13, 2013 View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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Academic Nephrologists (Position 3-309-1025)

first_imgAcademic Nephrologists (Position 3-309-1025) – TheNephrology Division at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine has openings for our expanding clinical programs at ourUMMC Downtown and Midtown locations. In addition to inpatient andoutpatient clinical services, the candidate will also be expectedto be involved in focused basic/clinical research.When submitting your application, please provide your CV and namesof at least four professional references. For questions afterapplying, please email [email protected] :Successful candidates must have received their MD degree from arecognized accredited university (or foreign equivalent), be boardcertified/board eligible in Internal Medicine and Nephrology andeligible to obtain an independent medical license in the State ofMaryland.. Excellent clinical and teaching skills are also requiredas instruction of medical residents and fellows is integral to ourclinical programs.Faculty rank, tenure status and salary will be commensurate withexperience, although we anticipate the position will be asAssistant Professor or higher on the non-tenure track.last_img read more

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