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first_imgCompanies ease rules on holidaysOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today The number of employers with regulations over when annual leave can be taken has steadily dropped since 1989. In 1992 the figure was 60 per cent, falling to 51 per cent in 1996.The figures, published in IRS Employment Review, are based on a survey of 200 employers in 1989 and 1992, 120 in 1996 and 110 in 1999.Of the 110 respondents questioned in 1999, 15 operate workplace shutdowns. Nine of these are manufacturing companies with most shutdowns taking place during summer and Christmas. The others are five public service employers are a mining/quarrying company.Other restrictions tend to govern duration of holiday. Only three of the sample specify a minimum holiday period. • 020-7354 5858, www.irseclipse.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement 3e7sNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsiuzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E647( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ssjWould you ever consider trying this?😱j5cCan your students do this? 🌚1nwmcRoller skating! Powered by Firework David Beckham’s brainchild football club Inter Miami is set to grace the MLS very soon in 2020. Miami always lacked a native football club and David Beckham who now knows the MLS dynamic inside out after playing for LA Galaxy for almost 5 years between 2007-2012 , which were MLS’s true budding years.Advertisement MLS is now the go-to league on the globe for established player’s who’re past their prime. Not to forget, the insane revenue that it brings. MLS is a commercial success as a whole and the Manchester United legend isn;t missing the chance to jump onto the bandwagon.Advertisement Another former United associate – David Moyes has spoken recently on his keen interest to link up with Becks as his club’s manager.“I watch the MLS quite a bit and it is getting better. I don’t know how many people have seen Atlanta. The soccer team are getting more support than the NFL team.” said DaVID Moyes to TalkSport.Advertisement “We talk about Tottenham’s stadium and that is incredible but wait until you see Atlanta’s stadium, it is unbelievable. So MLS is growing and Miami is a great city. It is something which I would consider as an option.“Miami has got a bit of magic about it. Atlanta’s training centre is as good as anything in the Premier League and I know Miami are trying to do the same over there. The MLS is an exciting league.”Moyes, who has been out of management since leaving West Ham in May 2018, added: “My preference would be to be back in the Premier League but if the opportunity came around, I would have to look at it.“I do know David from our time at Preston so there is a bit of history but we will have to wait and see.” Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThere was no joy in Canadaville Saturday after England scored two quick first half goals to edge host Canada 2-1 in FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer action at BC Place in Vancouver.The game attracted a record-breaking crowd of 54,027. The previous Canadian national team record or 53,855 was set in the same venue last Sunday for the round-of-16 game against Switzerland.Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored for England in the 11th and 14th minutes against a Canadian defence that had given up one goal during its four previous games. Canadian captain Christine Sinclair cut the margin in half at the 42nd minute with her 155th international goal thanks a goalkeeping gaffe by Karen Bardsley.The English ‘keeper was eventually forced off in the 52nd minute after taking a whack to the eye and was replaced by Siobhan Chamberlain.But Canada, ranked eighth to start the tournament, could not penetrate the sixth-ranked England defence in the second half.England advances to play defending champion Japan in Wednesday’s semifinal in Edmonton.The fourth-ranked Japanese edged No. 10 Australia 1-0 earlier in the day at Commonwealth Stadium on an 87th-minute goal by Mana Iwabuchi.The other semifinal, set for Tuesday in Montreal, sees No. 1 Germany versus the second-ranked Americans.last_img read more


first_imgNo, the real story is how Draymond Green and Kevin Durant’s spat at the end of regulation Monday led to a one-game suspension for Green and a legitimate concern around the organization that what was said in that huddle in Los Angeles cannot be unsaid and that it could bring about the end of the Warriors’ dynasty, with Durant being a … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Warriors beat the Hawks on Tuesday night.Not that any of that matters.last_img


first_imgExploration Films has done it again: it just released Part III of its popular documentary series on Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution.  Former evolutionist Jobe Martin and narrator David Hames take viewers on a quest around the world for animals both ordinary and exotic that have design features that challenge evolutionary theory.These films are a lot of fun to watch.  The producers have hit on a winning formula: amazing facts, a little humor, good visuals, and challenging thoughts.  Jobe Martin bubbles with excitement at each creature: mussels, horses, ostriches and much more.  He not only explains why evolutionary theory cannot account for these animal champs, he shows how their abilities enrich the world and our lives, and has a way to explain complex things in a way even kids can enjoy.  This terrific family film is nearly twice the length of the original.  Get the whole set and turn off the Charlie-worshipping science channels with their endless just-so stories.  You’ll learn facts with these films and have fun watching.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgTyphoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The fact Wilder even had to bother with the out-of-shape Stiverne was an annoyance to the Alabama star, who barely worked up a sweat in improving to 39-0 with 38 knockouts; Stiverne in 2015 went the distance.“He broke my heart the first time when my manager called me and told me about (Ortiz) failing a drug test, failing for PEDS for a second time,” Wilder says. “I was so hyped and prepared for that fight and when I heard that, my heart dropped.“He’s a second-time user, I hate to bring it up, but it’s fact. … I am 39-0 and it would be easy to pass. He’s blessed with this opportunity, he should be kissing my feet.”The 38-year-old Ortiz, 28-0 with 24 KOs, has no intention of doing that, nor does he plan to be intimidated against Wilder. Ortiz, who has held the interim WBA title, is deferential only in his usual approach to a fight.“I never say anything bad about fighters because inside the ring, anything can happen. I respect everyone who steps into the ring,” he says. “This is my opportunity. This is my time. Deontay is a great champion, but this is my chance.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC That’s not necessarily a wise move, looking beyond an opponent. Wilder shrugs and lets out a hefty laugh.“There’s no factor that will be difficult,” Wilder says of the matchup on Showtime at Barclays Center. “He does some good things as boxing fundamental skills. All Cuban boxers have it, they teach that. They put their combinations together well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Ortiz has got nothing, but maybe it goes three rounds. No, maybe he has four good rounds in him. I am going to finish with him in devastating fashion, send a message to Joshua. Tell Joshua he got to do what he got to do, but he should be worried about me.”Wilder’s last defense was a joke. Ortiz dropped out of the bout when he tested positive for performance enhancers, and Bermane Stiverne stepped in. That lasted less than a round. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Lakers rookie Hart has surgery on broken hand, out 4-6 weeks LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Deontay Wilder paces the ring before a boxing bout against Bermane Stiverne, for the WBC heavyweight title, New York. Wilder has big plans. They don’t particularly include Luis Ortiz, against whom Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)NEW YORK — Deontay Wilder has big plans. They don’t particularly include Luis Ortiz, against whom Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night.Wilder is looking at a matchup with fellow champion Anthony Joshua — as soon as possible.ADVERTISEMENT “Like I always say, this is my time and it’s going to be a great triumph. This is big for all of Cuban boxing and I will make my country proud.“This is going to be like two trains on the same track about to collide. I’m going to win and I’m going to take his belt.”It would be a huge upset if Ortiz does so. And it would send a jolt through the heavyweight division.A Wilder-Joshua fight is pretty much in everyone’s sights. Joshua puts his WBA and IBF crowns on the line on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales, against WBO champion Joseph Parker. Just like Wilder, Joshua is expected to take care of business, then address the business of a unification bout, which might not come before 2019.That prospect riles Wilder.“Last time, he went first and then I knocked out Stiverne,” Wilder says. “I showed him I can do it better. I’ll take the lead with this fight against a better opponent, then put the pressure on him.“I’ll go anywhere in the world for the (Joshua) fight. We can go to Mars and put on a great show.”The show in Brooklyn lost a bit of its luster when Jermall Charlo’s WBC middleweight title matchup with Hugo Centeno Jr. was pushed back to April after Centeno hurt his ribs. Regardless, Wilder promises fans won’t be disappointed.“The exciting thing about Saturday night is for everyone to see what I’m capable of doing,” Wilder says. “Luis Ortiz is determined to get my WBC belt. This is my seventh defense of my title and I’ve enjoyed every one. It’s a lot of responsibility and I take it seriously. You’ll all see on Saturday night why I’ve said the things I’ve said.“Everyone knows what I’m expecting Saturday night. I can’t say it enough. I have knocked every opponent out for a reason. I plan on continuing my knockout streak. That’s what I do and that’s what I’m best at.”last_img read more


first_imgRampur, May 5 (PTI) A probe has been ordered against former UP Minister Azam Khan on a complaint alleging that he had encroached upon an enemy property for setting up his Jauhar university here.District Magistrate SS Awasthi told PTI today that P Srinivasan, the state custodian for enemy property, has asked him to investigate the complaint lodged against Azam by a former zila panchayat head.It was alleged that Khan had encroached on 60 bighas of land, which was enemy property in 2006, while setting up of Jauhar university.Former zila panchayat head Hafiz Abdul Salam had written to the custodian of enemy property and the central department has asked the Rampur collector to look into the matter.DM Awasthi is also the the ex-officio custodian of enemy property in the district.The official has ordered investigations into the complaint regarding encroachment of 60 bighas of land.After the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, the Enemy Property Act was enacted in 1968, which regulates such properties and lists the Custodians powers.On March 14, the Parliament passed a bill to amend the 49-year-old law.As per the bill, successors of those who migrated to Pakistan and China during partition will have no claim over the properties left behind in India.According to the letter, the land where Jauhar University has come up, belongs to one Imamuddin Quresi who had migrated to Pakistan and never returned.In 2014, the land was allotted to Border Security Force but it could not take possession of the land due to alleged apathy of the administration due to political pressure at that time.advertisementSalam and Azam Khan have been at loggerheads ever since the former had organised a protest against the SP leaders decision to build a sports complex in Alia Ganj village after demolition of some properties there.Meanwhile, a delegation of BJP activists led by Shiv Bahadur Saxena, a former minister in Kalyan Singh cabinet, met the district magistrate and demanded an inquiry to ascertain whether Azam Khan is in possession of any arms.Khan had recently threatened to blow up a guest house in Jauhar University if anyone tried to lay a hand on it following which UP Minister of State Baldev Singh Aoulakh said a probe will be held to find out what arms he possesses. PTI COR ARK RT ARKlast_img read more


first_imgzoom Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad (MISC) has posted a net profit of RM 680.5 million (USD 160.8 million) for the third quarter of 2017, more than quadrupling last year’s equivalent of RM 134.2 million.Group revenue for the quarter came at RM 2,315.8 million, a 1.0% higher than the last year’s corresponding quarter’s revenue of RM2,292.8 million. The increase in revenue was contributed to the lease commencement of three new LNG vessels delivered in October 2016, January 2017 and August 2017.The company’s offshore segment also contributed to the increase with the favorable adjudication decision on Gumusut-Kakap Semi-Floating Production System (L) Limited (GKL) variation works and construction revenue from Floating, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FSO) Benchamas 2 that commenced construction in January 2017, MISC said.The revenue growth was, however, dampened by the lower earning days and freight rates reported by MISC’s petroleum arm as well as lower revenue from heavy engineering segment as most on-going projects are nearing completion.“Petroleum shipping demand continues to be affected by global production cuts in response to high crude inventory levels and low oil prices. This has also been exacerbated by the delivery of new tankers during the year. Nonetheless, seasonal demand during peak winter months will end the year on a firmer note for the petroleum shipping sector,” MISC said.Group revenue for the nine-month period stood at RM 7,603.2 million, 7.4% higher than last year’s equivalent.MISC’s profit before tax for the 9 months reached RM 1,961.5 million, down by 15.1% year-on-year.On the LNG shipping front, spot charter rates remain sluggish as a result of the tonnage oversupply driven by higher vessel deliveries and older vessels coming off charter, the company noted. However, spot charter rates are expected to pick up as countries start building up inventories to meet the winter heating demand.MISC said that long term charters in its LNG shipping business along with long-term contracts secured by its offshore business division will continue to support the financial performance of the group.In July, MISC took delivery of its new LNG Carrier, Seri Cempaka from Hyundai Heavy Industries. The 150,200 CBM Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier is the third in a series of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered at HHI.In addition, Seri Camellia has joined MISC’s LNG fleet as the 27th active LNG carrier.Meanwhile, in its heavy engineering business segment, the group is working on cost management and improving operational efficiency to combat the challenging environment.“Replenishment of orderbook from the marine segment and offshore services is progressing and remains a priority. While the segment has successfully secured several offshore fabrication projects during the period, the majority of the contribution will only be realised in 2018 and beyond,” MISC said.“MISC will continue to pursue sustainable growth guided by MISC2020, our 5-year masterplan, with emphasis on advancing the growth of our core business segments,” MISC’s CEO Yee Yang Chien said.“We continue to accomplish notable milestones during this quarter and the recent months which includes MISC becoming a Strategic Partner of the Global Maritime Forum, a platform that is dedicated to unleashing the potential of the global maritime industry and is committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade. MISC was recently acknowledged as the Tanker Operator of the Year at the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards 2017, highly regarded as a global mark of recognition within the shipping industry.”last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – A new stress test for all uninsured mortgages is unnecessary and could increase costs for homebuyers, a report by the Fraser Institute said Wednesday.Study author Neil Mohindra wrote the proposed stress test “will do more harm than good” by limiting access to mortgages for some homebuyers.“The mandatory standard for stress testing could result in a less competitive and more concentrated mortgage market,” he wrote in the report.The study comes as the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions finalizes new lending guidelines.Among the changes being contemplated is a requirement that homebuyers who have a down payment of 20 per cent or more and do not require mortgage insurance still have to show they can make their payments if interest rates rise.The head of OSFI has said that Canada’s banking regulator wants to reduce the risk of mortgage defaults because of high levels of household debt.“We are not waiting to see those risks crystallize in rising arrears and defaults before we act,” OSFI head Jeremy Rudin said last week.Canadian household debt compared with disposable income hit a record high in the second quarter. Statistics Canada reported last month that household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income increased to 167.8 per cent, up from 166.6 per cent in the first quarter.However, Mohindra said that instead of a prescriptive test, OSFI could use its existing powers to fix what it believes are deficiencies in policies and procedures.The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target by a quarter of a percentage point twice this year.The increases have pushed up the big bank prime lending rates which are used to determine rates for variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit.The Fraser Institute is an independent, non-partisan organization that tends to prefer free-market policies over government regulation.last_img read more


first_imgDarjeeling: Discontent and confusion has surfaced in GNLF over support to the BJP candidate in the Darjeeling constituency. GNLF leaders in Kalimpong have set a precondition to the BJP in lieu of their support.GNLF steering committee member Maurice Kalikotey and other GNLF leaders held a meeting in this regard on Thursday. Later, while talking to media persons, Kalikotey stated that the leaders were compelled to call a meeting as there was constant pressure from the rank and file of the party, demanding answers behind the sudden support to the BJP. “It was resolved in Thursday’s meeting that if the BJP comes to power in the Centre, they will pass the 6th Schedule Bill in the very first session of the Parliament. This has to be incorporated in the national manifesto (not state or regional). Then only will we support them,” stated Kalikotey. When questioned on the scenario where the BJP fails to do the same, Kalikotey stated that there would be a similar meeting to chart the future course of action. Avoiding questions on whether the GNLF is in for a split, Kalikotey said: “Our late supremo Subash Ghising had made the demand for the inclusion of the Darjeeling Hills in the 6th Schedule. A memorandum of settlement was also signed with the government in 2005. It is our responsibility to ensure that his aspiration is fulfilled. We will go at it irrespective of support from other leaders.” The GNLF president and spokesperson were not available for comment. It may be mentioned that the GNLF has forged an alliance with bête noire Bimal Gurung and his men. Together, they have extended support to the BJP and the NDA. Incidentally, Gurung, who was a close confidant of Subash Ghising, had ousted him and the GNLF form the Hills in 2007 over the 6th Schedule issue. Following political unrest in the Hills in 2017 which culminated in a 105 day long bandh, Gurung, who has been charged in multiple cases, has been absconding.last_img read more