Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Society chief calls for dispute law reviewOn 29 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The Industrial Society has called for the Government to consider compulsoryarbitration in disputes damaging to essential public services and the widereconomy. Research shows the South West Trains strike alone is costing £6.1m a day inlost gross domestic product and the action affects almost one in five Londoncommuters. Will Hutton, the Industrial Society’s chief executive has written to theTrade and Industry Secretary asking for a review of the case for introducinglegislation to enforce arbitration in certain actual and potential industrialdisputes. “It is important to be realistic about the context for review. Thesociety does not believe there has been, or is about to be an explosion inindustrial militancy,” he said. “Our concern is the failure to make adequate use of the arbitrationoption to help resolve disputes that are both protracted and highly damaging tolarge numbers of customers and the wider economy.” A spokesman for the DTI said: “Where industrial disputes are concerned,we believe it is a matter for the company and its workforce.” He said 7.2 million working days were lost to strike action each year duringthe 1980s, compared with 473,000 days to November 2001.
US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano held talks on July 12 with Brazilian officials on beefing up aviation security and facilitating travel and trade between the two countries. “As our countries and societies become more connected and dependent upon shared systems of transportation, commerce and communications, we must work together to address shared threats,” Napolitano told the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo on the second day of her visit to Brazil. “We continue to collaborate with our international partners to strengthen aviation security and the global supply chain, and facilitate legal travel and trade, which are critical to our economy,” she added. On July 11, Napolitano joined Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota in Brasília to sign a statement of intent to set up a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) working group. In January, US President Barack Obama announced new initiatives to increase travel and tourism in the United States, setting goals for processing visas and foreign visitors. In line with Obama’s executive order, Napolitano’s agency is backing efforts to boost non-immigrant visa processing capacity for Brazilians by 40 percent in the coming year, expand the VWP and travel by nationals of VWP countries. VWP facilitates trade and travel, enabling nationals of 36 participating countries to travel to the United States for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. More than 1.2 million Brazilians visited the United States in 2010, contributing some $6 billion to the economy, according to US figures that estimate the number of visitors could reach 2.8 million by 2016. Napolitano also signed a joint statement of intent on civil aviation security with Brazilian Civil Aviation Minister Wagner Bittencourt. In São Paulo, she also huddled with Mayor Gilberto Kassab and state security secretary Edsom Ortega for talks on information sharing, intellectual property rights enforcement and combating media counterfeiting and piracy. By Dialogo July 16, 2012 this idea is very good, Brazil is already the sixth worldâ€™s economy. read more
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Classic rockers Van Halen had Nikon at Jones Beach Theater jumping on Saturday night.Outlined in the fluorescent colors of the stage lighting, lead vocalist David Lee Roth danced flamboyantly around in one of his usual tight outfits, backed by the electric strums of guitarists Eddie and Wolfgang and drummer Alex Van Halen.The show was their second at the amphitheater last week. Promoters had added the additional concert earlier this year due to popular demand to see the popular California rockers.The set included their many fan favorites, including “Beautiful Girls,” “Hot for Teacher” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” The night concluded with their cover of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” “Panama,” their 1984 hit, “Jump,” plus a whole lot of applause.Following Eddie Van Halen’s icy interview with Rolling Stone in June, with worrisome implications about the band’s future, fans were relieved to see the bands’ dynamic on stage.Despite their differences, the tension between David and Eddie was nonexistent, even if David and the Van Halens all cut hands pretty quickly at the end of the show.Their maturity was a clear indication that this was a night not for themselves or their fame or their money, but for the fans. read more
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I have several loves in my life: my wife, my daughters, my company. Following close behind those top three is my love for fantasy football. Of course my family would probably tell you it’s not that I love fantasy football: I’m addicted to it. The primary league I play in is celebrating its 27th year (you got that right: pretty much same dudes for over a quarter of a century).There is no better season of the year than fantasy football season. Especially when it’s draft time (which is this time of year). While poring over endless cheat sheets, reviewing favorite websites (that would be Footballguys.com), and loading fantasy football software on my computer (yes, there are such programs), I thought there were actually several strategic planning lessons we can learn from fantasy football.As your credit union or bank prepares for an upcoming planning session, keep these thoughts from fantasy football in mind:Do your research—I can’t tell you how much time I spend researching fantasy football (ask my wife and she’ll joke “too much!”). The people that typically make the playoffs or win their league are usually the ones that do a ton of homework. Show up with a month old magazine cheat sheet and you’re sure to lose. It’s the same way with strategic planning. The more time you put into your session BEFORE it starts, the better session you’ll have. For example, make sure you are reading CUNA’s E-Scan, reviewing blogs like The Financial Brand and answering pre-session questions. The more preparation you conduct for your session, the better outcomes you’ll have. continue reading » read more
“The minister and the government completely ignored the multiple appeals that have been going on for weeks to help the tourism sector solve this problem, which caused a shock in the entire sector because these are technical changes that do not require any additional budget investments but only the good will of the administration. understands the needs of the economy ” The Croatian Employers’ Association and the Croatian Tourism Association point out in a joint statement. In the fall of 2018, the Croatian Employers’ Association and the Croatian Tourism Association welcomed the timely decision on quotas and their increase, emphasizing the importance of timely preparation for tourism 2019. Then they warned that importing foreign workers is only a short-term solution to labor shortages. how to implement this measure it is necessary to reduce administrative barriers in order for it to be effective. On the eve of the beginning of the main tourist season, the situation with the workforce is critical and the opening of certain tourist facilities as well as restaurants and cafes is endangered. “Unfortunately, now that the season of struggle for each guest is heating up, we are facing two key problems: quotas have been used up, which means that there is no one to work, regardless of the fact that workers from abroad have already arrived in Croatia. and the administrative implementation of the use of quotas are not efficient, and the processing of applications takes several weeks ” emphasize from HUT and HUP and add that the tourism sector lacks manpower and if possible the employment of local-domestic workers is always in the first place, but there is no availability and interest and are now in the throes of labor shortages and inability to import workers because of unemployed people who do not want to work in tourism. There are no local employees, and quotas for import of foreign workers have been used up and an urgent reaction of the Ministry of Labor and Pension System and the Government of the Republic of Croatia is needed, point out the Croatian Employers’ Association and the Croatian Tourism Association. there are no workers, which directly endangers the tourist season. The biggest loser in this case is the state because tourism accounts for 20 percent of GDP and the Croatian economy depends on the tourist season. “The fight for each guest ends if there is no staff to provide him with tourist service. As a result, the budget loses both revenue from employment and from services not provided. In the announcements of the season, we emphasized that the repetition of last year’s results should not be considered a failure, and Croatian tourism is now prevented from achieving those results. ” conclude from HUT and HUP. read more
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“Mass vaccination with an improperly tested vaccine is unethical,” he said. “Any problem with the Russian vaccination campaign would be disastrous both through its negative effects on health, but also because it would further set back the acceptance of vaccines in the population.”Scientific papersHis comments were echoed by Danny Altmann, a professor of Immunology at Imperial College London, who said the “collateral damage” from deploying any vaccine that is not yet known to be safe and effective “would exacerbate our current problems insurmountably”.Even as Russia declared victory, more than half a dozen drugmakers around the world are in the process of conducting large-scale, advanced human trials of their potential COVID-19 vaccines, each with tens of thousands of volunteer participants.Several of these frontrunners, including Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, say they hope to know if their vaccines work and are safe by the end of this year.All are expected to publish their trial results and safety data and submit them to regulators in the United States, Europe and elsewhere for scrutiny before any license could be granted.The Russian vaccine’s approval by the Health Ministry comes before trials that would normally involve thousands of participants, commonly known as a Phase III trial. Such trials are usually considered essential precursors for a vaccine to secure regulatory approval.Peter Kremsner, an expert at Germany’s University Hospital in Tuebingen who is working on clinical trials of a vaccine candidate from CureVac, said Russia’s move was “reckless”.”Normally you need a large number of people to be tested before you approve a vaccine,” he said. “I think it’s reckless to do that if lots of people haven’t already been tested.”Experts said the lack of published data on Russia’s vaccine – including how it is made and details on safety, immune response and whether can prevent COVID-19 infection – leaves scientists, health authorities and the public in the dark.”It is not possible to know if the Russian vaccine has been shown to be effective without submission of scientific papers for analysis,” said Keith Neal, a specialist in the epidemiology of infectious diseases at Britain’s Nottingham University. She said such a super-fast approval could mean that potential adverse effects of a vaccine may not be picked up. These, while likely to be rare, could be serious, she warned.Russian President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, was safe and that it had been administered to one of his daughters.”I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the needed checks,” Putin said on state television.Francois Balloux, an expert at University College London’s Genetics Institute, said it was “a reckless and foolish decision”. Topics : An announcement by Russia on Tuesday that it will approve a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing prompted alarm among global health experts, who said that with no full trial data, the vaccine is hard to trust.Intent on being first in the global race to develop a vaccine against the pandemic disease, Russia has yet to conduct large-scale trials of the shot that would produce data to show whether it works – something immunologists and infectious disease experts say could be a “reckless” step.”Russia is essentially conducting a large population level experiment,” said Ayfer Ali, a specialist in drug research at Britain’s Warwick Business School. read more
This week, the Nikkei newspaper cited ministry sources as saying approval could be granted within a month of receiving such a request.In July, Fujifilm sold its global rights to Avigan to India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Already available generically in many countries under the name favipiravir, the drug has been approved to treat COVID-19 in India and Russia.Avigan acts on the RNA of viruses, inhibiting their ability to replicate. It is the subject of dozens of trials worldwide, but concerns remain over birth defects it caused in animal studies.Dr Reddy’s shares were 0.7% higher at 0430 GMT. Topics : Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had touted Avigan’s potential as Japan’s contribution to a global race for coronavirus treatments, aiming for domestic approval in May.The government called on Fujifilm to triple national stockpiles of Avigan, approved in 2014 as an emergency flu treatment, and pledged to donate it to countries on request.But a lack of patients in Japan hampered clinical testing. In July, researchers at Fujita Health University said their Avigan study failed to reach statistically significant results.In its statement, Fujifilm said it would perform further analysis of the trial data and seek to file for approval of Avigan for use in COVID-19 as early as October. Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Wednesday a late-stage study of its antiviral drug Avigan showed it reduced recovery times for COVID-19 patients with non-severe symptoms, boosting expectations for regulatory approval in Japan.The Phase 3 clinical study of 156 patients in Japan showed that those treated with Avigan improved after 11.9 days, versus 14.7 days for a placebo group. Results of the study, conducted by subsidiary Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, were statistically significant, the company said in a release.The announcement sent Fujifilm shares up more than 4% in Tokyo to their highest level in four months. read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ A week after conference realignment hit the Big East again, the conference responded by adding Tulane for all sports and East Carolina as a football-only member in 2014.The league faced uncertainty after losing Rutgers to the Big Ten on Nov. 20, as rumors swirled about other possible departures. But on Tuesday afternoon, Big East commissioner Mike Aresco touted his conference as one of “opportunity and potential” while welcoming Tulane as its newest member on a conference call.“We have a strategy for expansion, we have a strategy for our conference,” Aresco said on the conference call. “We are building — we are already well on our way to building a national football conference that will compete at the highest level.”About two hours later, the Big East announced the Pirates would join the league for football along with the Green Wave. The Conference USA members will give the Big East 13 football members in 2014.Tulane has been in three bowl games in the last 25 years, and none since 1987, while its men’s basketball program hasn’t made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1995. East Carolina has qualified for five bowl games since 2006, going 1-4 in those contests.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Big East has lost five schools since Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced last September that they were leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The league then added eight schools to try to solidify its future, but conference realignment picked up again last week with Rutgers and Maryland moving to the Big Ten.Those moves caused another shift for the Big East, as current members Louisville and Connecticut are considered the frontrunners to replace the Terrapins in the ACC. Future members Boise State and San Diego State have also reportedly been in talks with the Mountain West Conference about rejoining that league with the new developments, which include the Big East’s loss of its automatic Bowl Championship Series bowl bid.On Tuesday, Aresco said Boise State and San Diego State remain committed to the Big East. The commissioner also said the league is aiming to build a 14-team conference while also considering a 16-team model for football.Aresco stressed that the Big East will be a quality and competitive football conference. In 2014, the league will be made up of nine former Conference USA schools, including current Big East members Louisville, South Florida and Cincinnati.It’s a league Aresco believes will resonate as it tries to attract interest and negotiate television deals in the future.“What we’re selling is quality,” Aresco said. “If we have a good football conference, people will watch.” Comments Published on November 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] read more