FTSE bounces on commodity rebound as oil price weakens

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL A REBOUND by commodity stocks fuelled strong gains by the UK’s top share index yesterday, as oil prices fell back on hopes for a peace deal in Libya, easing concerns over global demand.The FTSE 100 was up 90.20 points or 1.5 per cent at 6,005.09 at the close, ending above the 6,000 level for the first time since 21 February. It had fallen in eight of the previous nine trading days.“The sun has come out today in true ‘risk-on’ style, and after three days of suffering, London’s headline-index is trying to turn positive for the week,’ said Will Hedden, sales trader at IG Index.Heavyweight energy stocks and miners led the rally, two sectors that have been hit recently by fears the rising cost of oil could derail a fragile global economic recovery and dampen demand for commodities.Brent crude fell below $115 (£70.64) a barrel as the Libyan government accepted a plan for a negotiated solution to the revolt in the North African country, a spokesman for Libyan ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said.Oil explorer Tullow Oil was a major gainer, up 3.9 per cent after announcing an oil discovery offshore Ghana.“While the oil price remains high, we believe the outperformance will continue (for Tullow),” said Richard Curr, head of dealing for CFD specialist Richard Curr. He said Tullow stock was a “buy”, with a target of 1,500p-plus in the coming weeks, though he recommended “a tight stop loss to take into account any oil-price-driven volatility.”Xstrata was a strong performer among the miners, up 2.6 per cent after stakeholder Glencore reported bumper profits.But gold miners African Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources missed out on the sector rally as the price of the precious metal fell, with recent safe-haven-related demand softened by the peace possibilities in Libya.Gold also fell as the dollar dropped back against the euro after European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet said the bank would exercise “strong vigilance” over inflation, raising the prospect that it might lift interest rates in Europe as soon as next month.Travel firms benefited from an easing in worries over fuel costs, with TUI Travel adding 4.6 per cent.TUI Travel was also boosted as German parent TUI’s board gave the go-ahead for a possible initial public offering of container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd, raising hopes for a mop-up bid for the British firm.International Consolidated Airlines added 3.3 per cent as the recently merged firm reported 8.2 per cent growth in group premium traffic in February.Strong corporate earnings data in the services and engineering sectors also helped market sentiment. Engineer IMI topped the risers board, gaining 6.6 per cent to 943p after hiking its 2010 dividend by 29 per cent, while oil services company AMEC closed up 5.4 per cent at 1,190p after it posted a 27 per cent rise in profits for the past year. Weir Group was also up four per cent at 1,770p.US blue chips were up 1.4 per cent by London’s close, supported by the easier crude price as well as by news US weekly jobless claims dropped to a two-and-a-half year low. The jobless claims news came one day after a similarly robust ADP report on private sector hiring.Taken together, the two could bode well for Friday’s key February payroll report. Share Thursday 3 March 2011 7:09 pm center_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp FTSE bounces on commodity rebound as oil price weakens last_img read more

Michigan clears CDI for advance-deposit wagering

first_img7th September 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Race Track and Racino Regions: US Michigan Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racing The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has approved Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) to begin offering advance deposit wagering (ADW) on horse racing to players in the state.Under an order issued by MGCB executive director Richard Kalm, CDI will now be able to accept mobile bets on live and simulcast pari-mutuel horse races.CDI will support the offering through a third-party partnership with Northville Downs, the only licensed racetrack in Michigan.In December last year, Michigan’s Horse Racing Law of 1995 was amended so that race meeting licensees in the state could use contracted third-party partners to offer betting on live and simulcast pari-mutuel racingPlayers can create an account with the third-party facilitator – in this case CDI – and place bets online or via mobile on pari-mutuel races.“Michigan horse racing fans now have more options for placing bets from anywhere in the state on horse races with Northville Downs using mobile wagering,” Kalm said.Read the full story on iGB North America. Michigan clears CDI for advance-deposit wagering Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Horse racing The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has approved Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) to begin offering advance deposit wagering (ADW) on horse racing to players in the state.last_img read more

Sports Business : Former Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland appointed as…

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – August 24, 2020 Latest Sports News Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteabley|SponsoredSponsoredUndo by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndo“I’m genuinely excited to have the opportunity to work in golf, obviously for Golf Australia, but more importantly for the sport around the nation,” said Sutherland, who headed Cricket Australia for 17 years.Golf Australia chairman Andrew New bold said it was a coup to secure someone with his experience.“He did so much in cricket at so many levels from playing to financial and corporate to stakeholder relations,” he said.“He knows what excellent and elite look like and I can’t wait for him to impart his vision on the broader golf industry.”Sports Movement : Sutherland spent 20 years with Cricket AustraliaSutherland spent 20 years at Cricket Australia where he was credited with increasing participation in the sport, particularly among women.He was heavily involved with the introduction of the highly-successful Twenty20 Big Bash League and day-night Test cricket.But he also endured a pay war with players in his final few years and came under intense pressure in 2018 when Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft attempted to alter the ball during a Test in South Africa.They were all sent home in disgrace and banned in one of the biggest scandals to engulf the sport, which saw a slew of executives at Cricket Australia leave.Sutherland insisted he crisis had no bearing on his decision to quit. Sports Business : Former Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland appointed as CEO for Golf Australia Facebook Twitter Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Previous articleJames Anderson to become first pacer ever to reach 600 Test wickets milestoneNext articleIPL 2020: CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja creates makeshift gym; performs workout in UAE hotel Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. James Sutherland was Monday appointed head of Golf Australia, two years after stepping down as the country’s cricket chief in the wake of a damaging ball-tampering scandal.The 55-year-old will take over from Stephen Pitt from October 1. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin draws first blood, Williamson joins Conway; NZ 76/1 (39 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Football TAGSCricket Australia CEOCricket NewsGolf AustraliaJames SutherlandSports Business SHARE WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram kick start Proteas’ innings; SA 4/0 (0.2) – Follow Live Updates Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports NewsNews WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’last_img read more

Oxfam offers new creative and landing page for online affiliate partners

first_imgOxfam offers new creative and landing page for online affiliate partners About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis OxfamNEW creative and landing page to boost conversions! Oxfam’s NEW creative is now available alongside a new, improved landing page. With new creative that will increase click through rates, and a new landing page that will most certainly lift on-site conversion, there is not better time for you to help Oxfam drive direct-debit sign ups. Advertisement  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis For assisting Oxfam in their cause to abolish hunger and poverty you earn: 1-10 sign-ups = £17 cpa 11-20 sign-ups = £20 cpa 21-50 sign-ups = £25 cpa 51 + sign-ups = £30 cpa Cookie: 30 day If you haven’t already joined this program, click here and scroll down to get started. If you already promote this program, click here to download a range of creative banners. T&Cs: PPC bidding on brand name forbidden Incentive / cashback sites will not be permitted on this program Howard Lake | 21 April 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Greenpeace International to develop international legacy fundraising strategy

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 “Through aligning our national and regional offices plans against global legacy goals, we believe we can unlock the huge latent legacy potential that exists for Greenpeace and that the strategy development process will empower and drive the performance of our network of legacy fundraisers worldwide.”  80 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Greenpeace legacies Greenpeace International is creating a new integrated strategy to increase income from legacies across its 14 national and regional offices.It has commissioned charity specialist marketing consultancy Moving Thinking to help it make the most of legacy gifts across diverse fundraising markets. They will assist the campaigning organisation by diagnosing its strategic challenges, developing an integrated planning framework to co-ordinate activity across national and regional offices, and creating a new toolset to help each office implement activity.Mark Cook, MD of MovingThinkingMark Cook, director of Moving Thinking said:“Greenpeace is uniquely placed to capitalise on trends and create a step change in their legacy fundraising. It’s critical that the new strategy accounts for the huge variety of challenges and opportunities that each of their offices face, so we’ve created a flexible strategic framework and map. This new approach to strategy will enable offices to focus where the biggest opportunities lie in their markets, and work together towards shared long-term objectives.”Stephanie Allen, Greenpeace International’s Head of Key Relationships, added: Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 3 June 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Greenpeace International to develop international legacy fundraising strategylast_img read more

Fannie Lou Hamer remains a symbol 50 years after Freedom Summer

first_imgFannie Lou HamerMore than 1,000 student volunteers, along with rank-and-file workers and professionals from the northern and western cities of the U.S., traveled to Mississippi and southwest Tennessee in the summer of 1964 to assist African Americans in their decades-long struggle to acquire the right to vote.This effort became known as “Freedom Summer.” The volunteers worked alongside tens of thousands of African-American youth, farmers and workers in a massive effort to both build an independent political party in Mississippi and to break down barriers to universal suffrage.Ideas for the Freedom Summer project grew out of various campaigns for Civil Rights over the previous four years. On Feb. 1, 1960, four African-American students from North Carolina A&T College sat in at a whites-only lunch counter, sparking demonstrations throughout the South and support actions throughout the country.In April 1960, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was formed, with representation from various campus organizations throughout the South and affiliates in the North and West. SNCC established a field staff and began to dispatch organizers to various locations throughout the South to work on voter registration and desegregation campaigns.By 1963, the Civil Rights Movement had experienced a renewed sense of urgency, with mass demonstrations in Birmingham, Ala., and many other cities during the spring and summer of that year. Hundreds of thousands would gather and march in Detroit in June and in Washington, D.C., in August, demanding the passage of a federal Civil Rights bill guaranteeing the total abolition of racial segregation in education, housing and public affairs.A project called “Freedom Vote” was organized in Mississippi during the fall of 1963. African Americans were encouraged to participate in order to illustrate the mass sentiment in favor of voter registration. The success of this program led to the announcement of a plan to recruit approximately 1,000 volunteers to come to Mississippi during the summer of 1964 to expose the systematic racism that prevented African Americans from voting and from participating in segregated political parties and public institutions.The Freedom Summer project in Mississippi was coordinated by a coalition of organizations including SNCC, the Congress of Racial Equality, the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP and others. The alliance was called the Council of Federated Organizations, and was initially formed in 1962 with leaders such as Bob Moses of SNCC and Aaron Henry of the NAACP.Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic PartyA leading figure in events during Freedom Summer was Fannie Lou Hamer, who had been working since 1962 in voter registration campaigns and as a SNCC organizer. Hamer was born on Oct. 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Miss., into a family of sharecroppers. After registering to vote, she was immediately fired from her job and evicted from a plantation in Ruleville, Miss.In 1963, Hamer was arrested after attending a voting rights workshop and severely beaten by police at a jail in Winona, Miss. She suffered injuries so severe that her kidneys were permanently damaged.The next year, Hamer was elected vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, an independent political organization formed that summer in response to the racial exclusionary policies of the state’s official Democratic Party. Although a massive amount of work was carried out to register African Americans to vote, reports indicate that as few as 1,200 were able to successfully complete the process due to intimidation and violence.The Civil Rights activists and volunteer allies in Mississippi were subjected to arbitrary arrests, beatings, church bombings and lynching. Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney were kidnapped and brutally murdered in Neshoba County during the first week of the summer project. The three Civil Rights workers’ bodies were not found for six weeks. During the course of the search for their remains, bodies of other African Americans, some of whom were Civil Rights activists, were unearthed and found in rivers, including Charles Eddie Moore, Henry Hezekia Dee, 14-year-old Herbert Oarshy and at least five others.Nonetheless, as many as 80,000 people joined the MFDP. The party elected delegates to the Democratic National Convention, held in Atlantic City, N.J., that year, and attempted to unseat the all-white official state delegation.Hamer’s direct appeal to the national credentials committee of the Democratic Party was carried live on national television. Testifying about the horrors of living as an African-American political activist in Mississippi, she noted that “we have to sleep with our telephones off the hook because our lives are being threatened daily.”The power of her testimony worried the White House under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He immediately called a live press conference in order to get Hamer’s live statement off national television. Although it was pre-empted during the day, her full testimony aired that same evening.Faced with a political crisis during an election year in which the African-American vote was crucial to the Democrats in the White House, the Johnson administration attempted to strike a compromise by allowing two MFDP delegates to be seated at-large, while the all-white delegation from Mississippi was allowed to maintain its credentials and seats. MFDP rejected the compromise, despite a pledge by the Democratic Party leadership to ban all-white, racist delegations in future conventions. The delegation continued to protest, attempting to seize seats assigned to the all-white state delegation.Hamer would run unsuccessfully for Congress in 1965. She continued her activism until her death in 1977.Freedom Summer in Southwest TennesseeIn Fayette County, Tenn., on the border with the Mississippi Delta, one of the first voting-rights struggles of the Civil Rights era was initiated in 1959. When African Americans attempted to register in mass from 1959 to 1960, hundreds of tenant farmers were put off the land they had worked for decades, land owned by wealthy white farmers.Fayette and neighboring Haywood counties had been large-scale cotton producers going back to the antebellum slave period. By the conclusion of the Civil War, African Americans outnumbered whites substantially. After Emancipation and during the Reconstruction Era, African Americans elected local and state representatives in these counties.These officials served through the 1880s, when they were forced out due to Jim Crow and Black Code segregation laws instituted by former slave owners. African Americans were systematically prevented from voting, serving on juries and having access to public life.A Tent City established in both counties in the winter of 1960 received national media attention. Material assistance came in from around the country while SNCC, CORE, the NAACP and other organizations provided support. Local organizers formed the Fayette County Civic and Welfare League and the Haywood County Civic and Welfare League.In 1963, Charlie Haynie, a Cornell University graduate student and peace activist, visited Fayette County and made contacts with local organizers such as FCCWL leaders John McFerren and Viola McFerren. Haynie returned to Cornell and played a leading role in recruiting dozens of students to participate in a voter registration and outreach program during the summer of 1964.The students assisted Fayette County residents through political education and mass mobilization in preparation for sheriff and tax assessor elections. Two candidates, L.T. Redfearn, a progressive white farmer, and the Rev. June Dowdy, ran for the respective positions.Although the elections were stolen, the experience added impetus to the struggle in the region, which expanded well into the early 1970s. Events during 1964 led to a massive school desegregation campaign beginning in 1965.Significance of Freedom SummerThere are many lessons to be learned from the events of 1964. The first Civil Rights Act since 1875 was passed that summer, and the following year the Voting Rights Act became law. In 1964, the Johnson administration declared a “War on Poverty,” but without attacking the fundamental structures of capitalism, which are at the root of underdevelopment, joblessness and hunger.Currently, attacks are still being made on these gains. In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down key enforcement provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.A new generation of youth must take up the struggle for the full realization of racial equality and the right to self-determination for African Americans and all oppressed nations in the U.S. Absent a concerted, organized and protracted struggle, every gain won through the Civil Rights Movement will be taken away by the ruling class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Donegal Deputy calls for rent tax relief

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – May 14, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Donegal Deputy calls for rent tax relief Previous articleDelays in Moville Community College building deemed unacceptableNext articleTalks at Stormont resume today News Highland Google+ Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Sinn Fein is calling for a rent tax relief following the latest Daft.ie report which revealed the average rent in Ireland is now €1,300, at a time when the number of available properties is at an all time low.The average rent in Donegal is up 8.5% compared to the same period last year.Renting a one bedroom apartment in the county is now €454 while a mortgage for the same property would cost €193 per month.The party’s Finance Spokesperson and Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says many are forced to pay the high rents as they struggle to get on the property ladder.He says it is about time the Government provided a solution:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pearse1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestlast_img read more

How the on-line sites rated: www.edefined.com

first_imgRating Very jolly. The animated type is fun the firsttime but after a while became annoying but it’s quick to download. The homepage makes it clear that there are a good range of incentives on offer and theNational Insurance and tax information is clearly written and easily accessedfrom the outset. A few things irritated us along the route of choosing a gift,such as having to scroll down to get to a proceed button but placing an ordertakes a matter of minutes. Our only beef was that we ordered £97,000 worth ofchocolates and then didn’t seem to be able to cancel this once we selected itbut this could be because we were using a dummy account. Rating The intention behind it is ambitious but itoffers a high degree of functionality and is a heavyweight system. It is welldesigned and easy to find your way around. Employees log on and are taken totheir section of the site, which has a personalised MyBenefits interface. Againthis is well designed and the copywriting on the site is good, explainingthings in easy language. Throughout the site does a good job of building arelationship with the individual. We saw working demos of its interactivity,such as being able to alter your pension contribution by simply keying the newamount in a box and clicking. Overall, the site is impressive and evidently alot of thought has gone into its usability but then again, you’d expect this ina site of this stature. Rating The site works well and the design is clean.eDefined has done a fair amount of usability testing and it does a good job ofbuilding up a relationship with the customer. It also addresses their needsimmediately, letting a user choose which car they want at which price. We didnote there weren’t as many cars available as we thought there might be andwould get a fed up of repeated “cannot match your search criteria”messages coming up. eDefined acknowledges this on the site and you can requesta car and it will go off and search for it. Comments are closed. www.enviego.com What is it? A concierge system for time-starvedemployees to readdress their work-life balance. It acts as a middleman betweenthe employee and the service they require, which ranges from booking theatretickets to keyholding. Cost is £55 per month per employee. www.incentiveshop.co.ukWhat is it? An on-line reward and incentive shop,selling everything from flowers and chocolates to gift vouchers and trips to ahealth farm. It can accessed on the Internet by individuals or account holdersor can be branded on an intranet. Rating It’s impossible to glean from the site howwell Enviego works since it is merely an interface to a range of services itoffers (prospective clients are able to trial the system properly). It’s aminimally designed interface which takes the user quickly through to the rangeof services available. After choosing the service you want a list is given ofoptions to book. These aren’t as comprehensive in some sections as we expected– one trainer was listed in Health and Beauty and a single dog walker underpets. What remains to be seen is how it will cope with demand when the servicetakes off. Service providers are linked to the Enviego system whichautomatically notifies them of a job request. Enviego collates and compares thequotes submitted and then forwards them to the users for approval. We didn’tactually book a service but given that the suppliers are all linked to thesystem, it should work well. www.thepensionzone.co.ukWhat is it? A dedicated pensions administration site,which can be accessed by both HR and the employee. It takes daily digital feedsfrom each of the pension providers it deals with and is able to calculate thevalue of a fund at any time, day or night. We accessed a working model withinthe Smith & Williamson site. the overall cost is calculated to be withinthe stakeholder cap of one per cent and Swipe, which developed the site willcharge a fee of £1,000 to install its software. How the on-line sites rated: www.edefined.comOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today www.maritz.com.uk What is it? Web Award Redemption Programme (Warp) is aglobal on-line reward scheme. Employees can log on to a tailored area on thesite to select and choose an award. We were able to access Nortel’s section ofthe site to see it in action. Price on application. Rating Nortel’s site shows how flexible Warp is andit was well tailored to the needs of this particular client. The overall lookand feel is impressive but it is a bit over-designed in places – areas of thesite took a while to download which is frustrating. It aspires to giving theemployee an enjoyable shopping experience and succeeds in doing so – youcertainly feel like you’re being rewarded. However, you need to make sure allemployees have been given lessons in navigation or they may otherwise stumblearound the site. If you have offices around the world and want to streamlineyour reward programme, this is certainly worth looking at and the veryimplementation of a system such as this would show employees that you are verycommitted to rewarding them. www.eurobenefits.comWhat is it? It claims to be the first digitalflexible benefits system. Designed for employees and HR departments to view andmanage their benefits package at any time. It’s Internet-based but users can berouted through a company intranet. We were shown a working model of the site.The cost is £100 per employee per year. Start-up price is on application. Related posts:No related photos. What is it? An on-line used car buying site for employees,which, typically, is accessed via a company’s Intranet. It attempts to addressthe imbalance between those who do and don’t get a company car and increase thescope for voluntary benefits. Previous Article Next Article www.motivano.co.uk Unfortunately, we were unable to gain access to the Motivanosystem because of client confidentiality but, as one of the market leaders,feel it should be included. Motivano takes a holistic approach to benefits andrewards and offers clients a complete range of on-line and offline tools tohelp implement a benefits system. It has negotiated a number of deals withbenefit providers and also offers discounts on a range of perks from cinematickets to holidays. We like the fact that the system can be managed via afully branded intranet. It claims to have signed up 250 clients in the pastseven months and that it can install a system in a matter of days. Rating Although the design lacked some of thesophistication of Eurobenefits.com, we preferred the simpler approach. It doesexactly what it claims to and is extremely easy to use for an employee. You cancut straight to your own personal details via a home page login and withinminutes we were tinkering with the contributions in our dummy fund via the“What-if” option. We upped our monthly contribution by £50 and within 30 secondsa What-If fund analysis box appeared on screen next to our original one, so itwas easy to compare the two. There is also a handy glossary of pension terms,written in plain English.last_img read more

Acid sulphate alteration in a magmatic hydrothermal environment, Barton Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica

first_imgVolcanic-hosted advanced argillic alteration on Barton Peninsula comprises an assemblage of chalcedonic silica, alunite family minerals, pyrophyllite, pyrite, native sulphur, zunyite and rutile, characteristic of an acid sulphate-type epithermal system. The minerals minamiite, (Na0.36Ca0.27K0.1□0.27)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6, and zunyite, Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl, are reported at this locality, and in Antarctica, for the first time. The WNW-striking, 1 km-long zone of alteration is hosted by early Tertiary andesitic rocks and contained in a 1.5 km-wide depression, rimmed by an arcuate ridge, probably representing a volcanic crater or small caldera structure.last_img

Former Baker of the Year returns to UK

first_imgFormer Baker of the Year Chris Pollard has returned to the UK to open a new French-inspired bakery and patisserie.Pollard, who won the title at British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards in 2002, has purchased a three-floor premises on the High Street in Tunbridge Wells. Pollard is set to transform the site into La Roche, named after his château in France.The new premises will include a shop on the ground floor, with a bakery in the basement and a patisserie laboratory located on the second floor, which will be run by his wife Harpal. The couple are due to open the new bakery at Easter.Speaking about the new bakery, Pollard said: “We have managed big bakery businesses in the past, so when we decided to move back to Blighty this year, we wanted to keep La Roche as a small, but beautiful boutique-style bakery. We saw the Tunbridge Wells location and thought it lends itself to what we want to do – produce beautiful pastries and bread and build up a regular, dedicated clientele who want to come back for more.”The bakery couple hopes to link La Roche to the French château in the future as a residential holiday destination, where people can learn about the history of bread.Pollard added: “People whom we hope will be fascinated by the products we make and sell on-site at La Roche may then want to learn more about where they came from and how we produce them. We can then give them that insight and a taste of the French influences in our work.”Pollard previously ran the Le Papillon Patisserie London chain, before moving to France three years ago.last_img read more