Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (SCB.gh) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate, and institutional sectors. Its full-service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and electronic banking services to foreign exchange and currency accounts, trade and working capital solutions, international trade accounts and personal overdraft and unsecured loans. The company also provides bancassurance and asset protection services. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC operates a network of 27 branches and 56 ATMS in the major towns and cities of Ghana. The company was founded in 1896 making it one of the oldest financial institutions in West Africa. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgConoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileConoil Plc is a petroleum exploration and production company in Nigeria that extracts, produces and sells crude oil as well as supplies a range of lubricants and household and liquefied petroleum gas for use by the domestic and industrial sectors. The company supplies what is referred to as White products, which is premium motor spirts, aviation turbine kerosene, dual purpose kerosene, low-pour fuel oil and automotive gasoline/grease oil. Products in its lubricant range include transport lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, process oil and bitumen. Products in its liquefied petroleum gas range include liquefied petroleum gas sold in bulk, gas-packed, cylinders and valves. Established in 1984 and formerly known as Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Conoil Producing Plc. The company has exploration licenses for 6 highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta which it acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Conoil Producing has discovered hydrocarbon offshore southeast of Niger Delta and initial logging interpretations is looking promising. Conoil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Conoil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Chill-out chat with Maggie Alphonsi

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED!LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: Lawrence Dallaglio, Maggie Alphonsi and Will Greenwood pose for the camera during a photo call to open the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Headquarters on January 9, 2011 in Twickenham, England. England will host the IRB Rugby World Cup in 2015. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for RWC 2015) Maggie Alphonsi is now part of the team in charge of the 2015 World CupRUGBY WORLD: What is your role with England 2015? Maggie Alphonsi: I’m an ambassador for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and my job is to promote the tournament.RW: There’s still three years to go. What has happened so far? MA: We’ve launched the tournament now and moved into our new building at Twickenham. Now’s the start of a lot of prep work. There are only three people working on it at the moment, but by 2015 there will be over 100.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save? MA: That’s not a very nice question! Assuming my mum wasn’t in it, a picture of my family, my certificates and records of achievements, such as my degree, and my acoustic guitar.RW: What three things would you like to see happen in rugby by 2015? MA: First, I’d like to see rugby become the dominant sport in England and be the first thing you see on the back pages. Second, we need to get even more people involved in the game if we’re going to leave a legacy after the tournament. We need more players, coaches, volunteers. Lastly, I’d like rugby to be seen as a genderless sport, for the women’s game to be treated the same as the men’s. It should be appreciated for the athletes and people involved.RW: Looking forward to the Six Nations? MA: Very much. We beat the Black Ferns in the November series so now we’re looking for a new challenge. We’re six-times Grand Slam champions, and when you’re at the top, people are always looking to knock you down.RW: Who are the jokers in the England squad? MA: Heather Fisher, she always picks on me. Amy Turner has the ability to make people laugh. And Rochelle Clark, a close friend.Maggie with Lawrence and Will during the RWC 2015 launchRW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch? MA: It was in a blokes’ game. Someone took a drop-goal attempt and completely missed, and the ball hit a bird!RW: Any phobias? MA: Spiders. I know that doesn’t make me look very tough!RW: And bugbears? MA: It’s irritating when people aren’t polite. And when you’re driving and cars behind you are tailgating. White-van drivers are the worst.RW: If you could have one superpower what would it be? MA: To make people know when they’d done something bad in a diplomatic way.RW: What’s your idea of a dream holiday? MA: As long as I’m with the people I love I’ll go anywhere.RW: What couldn’t you live without? Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. MA: Bread – always wholemeal to be healthy. In the supermarket I’ll go straight to the bakery section, get a fresh loaf and some houmous, and that’s my lunch.RW: What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought? MA: A fridge magnet from Amsterdam with a windmill on it. Who needs that?!RW: How do you switch off from rugby? MA: I have to take myself out of the sport as it’s easy to stay switched on all the time. I chill out with friends and music.RW: Who would be your dream three dinner-party guests? MA: Muhammad Ali, a legend who I admire. Lance Armstrong, another great athlete. And (ex-Rugby World editor) Paul Morgan, as he’s good fun, especially after a few beers!RW: Any regrets? MA: No. You make your choices and the mistakes I’ve made have led me to where I am.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? MA: I’d love to manage big projects, a bit like Paul Vaughan (CEO of England Rugby 2015).RW: How would you like to be remembered? MA: As a good athlete, and as someone who made women’s rugby better known.Hear from Maggie below on her achievements in the sport:This article appeared in the March 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170last_img read more

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Would you like to see the Jaguares in the Pro14?

first_imgJaguares in the Pro14 … playing all their home games in Bilbao pic.twitter.com/hOePHDozfe— Alan Greenwood (@AlanGreenwood_) February 20, 2021 Reports in recent days link the Argentinian outfit with the European league Jaguares celebrate after a semi-final win in 2019 (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Would you like to see the Jaguares in the Pro14?Expansion is a hot topic right now, as we all await an influx of South African franchises into the Guinness Pro14 (as it is named for now). However, while debate swirls on what lessons – if any – have been learnt from the disastrous expansion of Super Rugby a few years back, a new entrant to the European league is also being discussed.Reports from Ireland in recent days have linked Argentina’s Jaguares to a move to the Pro14.Super Rugby finalists in 2019, the South American side has without a competition since Australia and New Zealand set up their own spin-off Super Rugby competitions and South African Rugby opted to push four of their top sides into the Pro14 (soon to be Pro16) – at the expense of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings. They have also been gutted, with star players scattering across the global game. A Jaguares XV is slated to enter the 2021 Súper Liga Americana de Rugby (SLAR), however, it is now being reported that the Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) have approached Pro14 about adding the Jaguares to the competition, from a base in Bilbao, Spain.The prospect of a new international presence in the competition may appeal to CVC, who recently claimed a 28% stake in the league. However, will the prospect of more travel and further diluting of traditional rivalries appeal to fans in Ireland, Scotland and Wales?We would love to know your thoughts – if you have something to say on this, please email us at [email protected] or hit us up on our social media channels.last_img read more

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RGR House / archiNOW!

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/320713/rgr-house-archinow Clipboard Architects: archiNOW! Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” RGR House / archiNOW! Year:  CopyAbout this officearchiNOW!OfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasRiminiWoodHouses3D ModelingItalyPublished on January 20, 2013Cite: “RGR House / archiNOW!” 20 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?RGR 住宅 / archiNOW!是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ArchDaily RGR House / archiNOW!Save this projectSaveRGR House / archiNOW! 2011 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/320713/rgr-house-archinow Clipboard Photographs:  Daniele DomenicaliSave this picture!© Daniele DomenicaliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. A demonstration of “zero volume architecture” in which restructure, sometimes, does not necessarily mean to keep. The intervention involves a complete renovation of an existing building converted into a private residence. Save this picture!© Daniele DomenicaliThe project seeks a complexity of volumes through the composition of simple elements; the synthetic result is the overlapping of two items from the antithetical nature that interact in strict harmony. Save this picture!© Daniele DomenicaliThe basement, emerging from the ground, extends to all external landscaping and has as objective to generate a compact mass on the ground and, at the same time, constrain the block overlying characterized by greater dynamism and spatial complexity. Save this picture!© Daniele DomenicaliThe materials emphasize the concept of volumes in contrast: for the basement, in fact, we have opted for a stone of Trani while the upper volume is treated in plaster. A wooden deck on the ground floor integrates with calcarenitic gray stone used in the pathways. Save this picture!© Daniele DomenicaliParticular attention was paid to building energy efficiency, active and passive strategies considerably reduces the annual consumption. The building is equipped with a heating and cooling system connected to an absorption system through solar panels. Save this picture!© Daniele DomenicaliA small photovoltaic system, installed on the roof, ensures the energy required for operation of the equipments. Save this picture!© Daniele DomenicaliThe motorized sun screens are connected, through a home automation system, at a light sensor that automatically manage the shielding in function of the contribution of solar lighting required. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNotre Dame de l’Assomption – National Cathedral Competition Entry / NC-OfficeArticlesBulgari Pavilion / Not a Number ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Italy “COPY” Save this picture!© Daniele Domenicali+ 23 Share CopyHouses•Rimini, Italylast_img read more

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Puerto Rico en 1ro de mayo: el Pueblo Unido traza las líneas de combate

first_imgFederación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, 1ro de mayo, San JuanEl pasado 1ro de mayo se expuso claramente la extrema situación de devastación política en el archipiélago puertorriqueño. Se trazaron las líneas de combate. Se hicieron patentes los intereses que la administración del gobernador Ricardo Roselló – y la de sus antecesores  tanto Populares como Penepeístas – han querido disfrazar. Crudamente se mostró la cara de la colonia a merced de los intereses del imperio.Exitoso Paro NacionalDesde temprano en la mañana del martes –un día corriente de trabajo en Puerto Rico – se veían las calles desiertas. Plaza Las Américas, el centro comercial más importante del área metropolitana cerró, así como todos los negocios y bancos en el centro financiero la Milla de Oro, lugar donde se concentrarían miles de boricuas respondiendo al llamado que el Pueblo Unido en Contra de la Venta y Privatización de los Servicios Públicos hiciera semanas antes. Ya esas calles desiertas pudieron constatar que el Paro Nacional fue un rotundo éxito. Quienes no acudieron a las manifestaciones, siguieron las orientaciones de las organizaciones convocantes: No ir al trabajo, ni a la escuela, no comprar, no hacer ninguna transacción bancaria, en fin, intentar paralizar la economía por un día.Desde varios lugares salieron marchas que confluirían en la Milla de Oro. Llegaron incluso desde Culebra y Vieques. Estudiantes, maestras/os, colectivos de mujeres, trabajadores de diversos sindicatos, madres, padres, comunidades ambientalistas, niñas y niños, ciudadanas/os de la tercera edad, familias enteras, en fin, todos los sectores de la población puertorriqueña se unieron. En el sur y en el oeste de la isla se convocaron manifestaciones para quienes no pudieran viajar hasta la zona metropolitana.Actuación criminal de la policíaTodas las marchas se condujeron animadas, con militantes consignas coreadas y en completo orden. Sin embargo, según los informes de varias personas en el lugar y de múltiples videos propagados por las redes sociales, la policía intentó cambiar rutas e imposibilitar el paso de las/os marchantes. Todo con una actitud hostil e insultando a las/os manifestantes desde el principio hasta el final. De hecho, ya días anteriores, la prensa capitalista había estado tratando de infundir miedo para intimidar a la población a que tomara parte en las marchas.La policía por semanas ha estado quejándose de que desde el huracán María no se les paga y se les tiene abandonados, apelando a la solidaridad del pueblo y ausentándose masivamente con lo que se ha conocido como el “blue flú”, descuidando la ola de criminalidad que azota la isla. Ese 1ro de mayo se presentó en cantidades para cumplir con su verdadero papel: protector de los intereses capitalistas. Más de mil agentes fuertemente armados fueron desplegados, incluyendo diferentes escuadrones de fuerza de choque enmascarados.Al final de la marcha, cuando el contingente del Colectivo Se Acabaron las Promesas, compuesto mayormente de jóvenes, trataron de pasar frente al edificio que alberga la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal y llegar a la tarima principal, la policía injustificadamente les impidió el paso con actitud provocadora. A lo cual algunos manifestantes respondieron tirándoles canicas y botellas. Al ver que la policía se puso en formación de ataque, el principal dirigente del contingente, Scot Barbés, inició negociaciones con el cuerpo policial que prometió dejarles pasar si cesaban de arrojarles objetos, lo cual hicieron los manifestantes. Pese a esto, la policía, luego de casi una hora, arremetió furiosamente contra la multitud, lanzándole gases lacrimógenos y dando macanazos.En múltiples fotos y videos se veían mujeres mayores y jóvenes con cabezas ensangrentadas, niñas y niños rociados con gases, cientos de policías persiguiendo a jóvenes hasta una urbanización donde ilegalmente invadieron una casa para detener a dos estudiantes.Varias organizaciones de derechos civiles ahora están investigando esta actuación de la policía. Entre las violaciones cometidas indican: exceso de presencia policial, lo que es inconstitucional; bloqueando rutas; uso de agentes químicos afectando a niños y personas mayores; agrediendo con balas de gomas a personas que no cometían delito alguno; lanzando gases en zonas residenciales y arrestando al menos a una docena de personas sin divulgar a dónde les llevaban.Ante acusaciones por varios sectores, el juez federal Gustavo Gelpí ha designado a un agente especial retirado para que lleve a cabo la investigación de los sucesos ocurridos ese día. Es importante destacar que la Policía de Puerto Rico ha estado acusada de abusos en el pasado reciente y actualmente está bajo un proceso de reforma a cargo de este mismo juez.Este entrampamiento policial ha sido parte de la historia política de Puerto Rico en contra del movimiento independentista y hace recordar los sucesos del Cerro Maravilla en 1978 cuando dos jóvenes independentistas fueron llevados allí por un oficial encubierto bajo falsas premisas, y en emboscada, fueron asesinados a tiros por la policía.¿Por qué? ¿Cuales son los antecedentes? La insostenible crisis de una colonia en bancarrota, que el capitalismo en decadencia quiere reestructurar para satisfacer sus intereses, ha provocado una resistencia que, si bien aún no se ha aglutinado del todo, está dando constantes señales de vida. Para ahogar esa resistencia, los poderes fácticos criollos y estadounidenses han preparado sus fuerzas represivas. Esa es la razón de la contratación del ex-agente del FBI, Héctor Pesquera, como dirigente de la nueva sombrilla de “Seguridad Nacional” que abarca desde la policía, bomberos, emergencias, etc., con un sueldo de $250,000.  Pesquera, totalmente inefectivo para solucionar las crisis de seguridad ciudadana pos María, ha sido sin embargo el cerebro de estas operaciones de represión del pueblo.Los planes fiscales presentados el 19 de abril por la Junta de Control Fiscal han sido una verdadera declaración de guerra contra el pueblo boricua. Y las guerras tienen bandos. No se puede esperar que el pueblo acate silenciosa y pasivamente unas medidas tan draconianas impuestas por el Congreso de los EUA bajo la ley PROMESA y su Junta de Control Fiscal, representando a millonarios estadounidenses.El mismo presidente de la JCF, José Carrión advirtió: “Los Nuevos Planes Fiscales propuestos trazan la agenda para el cambio transformador que Puerto Rico necesita”. (Noticel, 19 de abril) Sin embargo, a juicio de Sergio Marxuach, director de Política Pública del Centro para una Nueva Economía, “el Plan parece subestimar el impacto negativo de la reforma fiscal y sobreestimar el impacto positivo de las reformas estructurales”. (El costo social del Plan Fiscal, 80grados.net)Pero, ¿a qué cambios se refiere?Para estas reformas, la JCF presentó los planes fiscales para el gobierno y agencias como la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica, Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, la Universidad de Puerto Rico y otras.Proponen una planificación a cinco años donde estiman un aumento en recaudos de $2,296 millones y recortes en gastos por $9,972 millones.Entre las medidas propuestas están: privatizaciones de agencias, eliminar bono de navidad y las mesadas por despido injustificado; reducir días por vacaciones o enfermedad; condicionar el beneficio del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional  al trabajo; condicionar alza de salario mínimo; cerrar escuelas y reducir gastos de nómina en educación; consolidar oficinas y eliminar cuarteles de la policía; cerrar prisiones y enviar confinados a cárceles en EUA; reducir (al menos) 10% en la nómina de los jubilados; reducir en más de $200 millones la aportación a la Universida de Puerto Rico; reducir en más de $175 millones las transferencias a municipios, y muchas otras medidas más, además de “consolidar” 114 agencias en 22 y sobre todo, derogar las leyes de protección laboral.De más está decir los nefastos efectos que esto supondría para el futuro de la nación boricua. Citando el artículo de Marxuach, “Los seis miembros de la Junta que aprobaron el Plan creen, a pesar de toda la evidencia al contrario, que Puerto Rico se convertirá en un paraíso neoliberal. Eso es poco probable. Más factible es que acabemos con una distopia infernal: con más polarización social, desempleo, pobreza extrema, criminalidad, maltrato de menores, violencia de género, abuso de sustancias controladas y suicidios; y menos escolaridad, expectativa de vida y movilidad social”.Y podemos terminar con estas reflexiones que Carlos Alá Santiago Rivera, Catedrático de la Escuela Graduada de Administración Pública y Ex-Director del Instituto de Relaciones del Trabajo de la UPR, escribió el 2 de mayo en el periódico Claridad. En el intersante artículo “Violencia Institucional como propuesta gubernamental”, refiriéndose sobre todo a la propuesta Reforma Laboral que anula la negociación colectiva, dijo: “El abandono sistemático del gobierno de Puerto Rico de los métodos tradicionales de resolución de conflictos colectivos, entre estos el de la negociación colectiva, es un llamado a la renovación de la violencia…..Rivera continúa: “Si las controversias entre los patronos y los trabajadores ya no se pueden negociar, entonces lo que resta es la confrontación de las partes en un conflicto de difícil solución, violento, caótico e interminable…. La negociación colectiva se entendía como el medio adecuado para resolver pacíficamente las causas que provocaban la guerra entre las partes. En ausencia de ese instrumento o ante su suspensión y degradación hoy a un mero referente del pasado: ¿cómo exactamente se quieren resolver los problemas laborales y sociales que surgirán?”. 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New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

first_img New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 30, 2014 Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to their bottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming to farmers thinking about getting started.The U.S. soy industry-led board QUALISOY developed a calculator that can help farmers determine how much profit they can add by growing IP soybeans, including high oleic varieties.The calculator, based on a Purdue University study, helps farmers navigate the typical steps required to produce and segregate IP soybeans and gives them an estimate of added profit potential. The United Soybean Board’s Value Task Force funded the study.This calculator, available for use on https://soyinnovation.com/inputs-handling/, also gives a quick look into the limited costs associated with growing IP or high oleic soybeans.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions Previous articleIndiana Forage Field Day set for Oct. 30 in TrafalgarNext articleBig Crop Weighs on Soybean Market Despite USDA Stocks Report Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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CBI launches forum for cross-border placements

first_img Comments are closed. CBI launches forum for cross-border placementsOn 6 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today The CBI has launched a forum to help HR directors handle the complexity of cross-border placements and manage multinational teams in Europe.It reflects the increasing consolidation with the single currency area. Many companies have a European HR policy, under which employees across the continent are treated alike. A formal launch is to be held at a London conference with ECA International this week. There will be a dedicated web site within two months.This is in advance of the long-awaited European Company Statute, which will give companies the ability to register only once for the continent. The statute is still on hold, but is expected to be passed within the next year. Company reorganisations are occurring despite the fact social security systems and many labour laws are still organised along national lines.“One thing we are keen to do is provide CBI members with information on different countries’ tax, pension and social security systems. We get calls from people who have already sent someone and only then are they starting to look at these things,” said Thomas Hadley, senior policy officer at the CBI.The European Commission plans to facilitate retention of pension rights as people move between countries. It also plans to pass legislation increasing the range of qualifications that are recognised across the continent. At the Lisbon summit in March it announced an EU qualification for basic IT skills.Cultural and language issues can be formidable. The CBI says these are underestimated by British managers. “A lot of English people think English is the language of business and they do not need to bother. But if you want to be international and develop the company you need linguistic skills.”Even small- and medium-sized companies have an international presence, and often need managers with an international perspective, said Hadley. “Mobility is part of career development,” he said.European employment consultant Peter Reid said UK companies “should be able to see their natural catchment area as being the whole of the European Union, rather than be artificially restricted to the UK”. But he warned that employers face cultural inhibitions in encouraging people to move. “There are very few people in Europe who leave a small geographical area.”www.cbi.org.uk/euromobility www.tmaworld.com Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Foraging ranges, diets and feeding locations of gannets Morus bassanus in the North Sea:evidence from satellite telemetry

first_imgWe used satellite telemetry to examine the foraging ranges, feeding locations and travel speeds of 17 chick-rearing gannets Morus bassanus from the Bass Rock, SE Scotland. Regurgitates indicated that birds at the colony exploited a wide range of prey, frequently including 0-group sandeels (<10 cm in length) and mature mackerel and herring (up to 33 cm) in the diet. The maximum foraging range was 540 km, and the mean distance to the furthest point from the colony on any one trip was 232 km. Destinations of foraging trips covered a wide area of the North Sea, with a non-random distribution and a higher than expected proportion of trips to the NE (generally in the vicinity of Buchan Deep and Halibut Bank) and to the SE (mostly between Farne Deep, Dogger Bank and Outer Silver Pit) of the colony. Foraging trips lasted 13 to 84 h, and trip duration explained 94% of the variance in maximum distance from the colony, indicating that distance travelled could be predicted with a high degree of accuracy from time spent at sea. However, the average speed of travel during foraging trips (15 km h-1) was considerably lower than maximum ground speed (~55 km h-1 in most cases). The results of this study suggest that gannets breeding at the Bass Rock utilize a wide range of species and sizes of prey over a large area of the North Sea, and that they focus their activity on bathymetric features that are probably associated with high primary production. Further data are now required to examine the foraging ranges and feeding locations of gannets in different oceanographic regions in order to obtain a broader understanding of how gannets make use of different marine environments.last_img read more

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Modeling ocean processes below Fimbulisen, Antarctica

first_imgModel simulations of circulation and melting beneath Fimbulisen, Antarctica, obtained using an isopycnic coordinate ocean model, are presented. Model results compare well with available observations of currents and hydrography in the open ocean to the north of Fimbulisen and suggest that Warm Deep Water exists above the level of a sub-ice-shelf bedrock sill, the principal pathway for warm waters to enter the sub-ice-shelf cavity. The model shows a southward inflow of Warm Deep Water over this sill and into the cavity, producing a mean cavity temperature close to −1.0°C. This leads to high levels of basal melting (>10 m/a) at the grounding line of Jutulstraumen and an average melting over the ice shelf base close to 1.9 m/a. The southward inflow is a compensating flow caused by the northward outflow of fresh, cold water produced by the basal melting. Results on inflow and melting are difficult to validate since no in situ measurements yet exist in the cavity. If such high melt rates are realistic, the mass balance of Fimbulisen must be significantly negative, and the ice shelves along Dronning Maud Land must contribute about 4.4 mSv of melt water to the Weddell Sea, about 15% of the total Antarctic meltwater input to the Southern Ocean.last_img read more

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