Firms ready to face that Monday morning feeling

first_imgEmployers say they are prepared to deal with any outbreak of”Mondayitis” following the Government’s decision to allow nightclubsto open on Sundays.The Keep Sunday Special campaign has warned that removing the 220-year-oldban on Sunday dancing will put pressure on young people to stay out late,rendering them worse for wear on a Monday morning.The change in law, announced by the Home Office last week, allows alcohol tobe sold in nightclubs to 12.30am on Monday morning.”We have a fortnightly absence report,” commented James Laming,personnel manager of Shepherds Bush Housing Association. “If someone was adisco bunny and regularly calling in sick on Monday their line manager would beon to them very quickly.”Nearly all staff at the west London housing association are in their 20s andearly 30s.Steve Wykes, HR director of Racal Industrial Electronics doubts that Sundayclubbing will catch on. “I think it’s a cultural thing, the UK is verydifferent from somewhere like Spain where people often go out late on a worknight,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Firms ready to face that Monday morning feelingOn 25 Jan 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Vietnam’s offshore wind industry on the verge of significant growth

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Eco-Business:Vietnam’s thriving wind energy market is, without doubt, among this year’s biggest success stories for renewables to emerge from Southeast Asia, a region that has long resisted the global trend away from fossil fuels.With its economy ballooning and its population among the world’s most climate-vulnerable, the country has made great strides to boost wind power to keep pace with soaring energy needs and bring down carbon emissions, introducing more ambitious wind power targets than any other Southeast Asian state and policies that have attracted investors from all over the world.With foreign capital flows into Vietnam on the rise, the country is forecast to install 1 GW of onshore and offshore wind capacity by 2021, up from the current 327MW, surpassing even Thailand—at present Southeast Asia’s front-runner in installed wind capacity. Vietnam is also the only state in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to have developed offshore wind, with 99 MW already in place.But it won’t stop there, with the target to deploy a total wind power capacity of 6,000 MW by 2030 enshrined in its latest national power development master planIn July, the Vietnamese government approved the assessment of the area off the cape of Kê Gà in south Vietnam to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm with a capacity of 3,400 MW. Once completed, the project’s power capacity will outstrip even that of the nation’s largest coal, gas and hydropower stations.Liming Qiao, Asia director at Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), said with Vietnam’s energy needs acute, the state turned its focus to its 3,300 km coastline, which boasts one of the best resources for both onshore and offshore wind in ASEAN. By tapping into its potential offshore wind capacity alone—an estimated 309 GW—Vietnam could meet its entire energy needs for decades to come. “The government has realised that wind power is a cheap and reliable source of electricity production. Given the soaring electricity demand, this is the most sensible direction to go in,” she said.More: Gusty growth: Vietnam’s remarkable wind energy story Vietnam’s offshore wind industry on the verge of significant growthlast_img read more

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Sydney, Melbourne cop it as Brisbane 2-yr forecast holds

first_imgNAB has left Brisbane’s two year house price forecast alone but revised Sydney downwards.One of the Big Four Banks has revised its house price expectations, with Brisbane’s two year forecast holding steady as Sydney cops the brunt of declines.The National Australia Bank Residential Property Survey Q1 2019 now expects Brisbane to see a -1.8 per cent fall in house prices this year but the two year outlook was unchanged at 0.NAB group chief economist Alan Oster said Australian housing market sentiment improved a little in the first quarter backed by an easing in the rate of decline of house prices.While it remained very weak, “longer-term confidence also picked up suggesting housing market conditions may start improving moving into 2021”.While Sydney was expected to cop a peak to trough fall of 20 per cent and Melbourne 15 per cent, NAB expected “other capitals to hold up better”. More Real Estate News Sydney 2019f -7.2; 2020f -2.5Melbourne 2019f -4.3; 2020f -1.0Brisbane 2019f -4.2; 2020f -2.2Adelaide 2019f 0.9; 2020f 0.5Perth 2019f -4.7; 2020f -0.8Hobart 2019f 1.6; 2020f 1.2Cap City Avg 2019f -5.6; 2020f -1.8*percentage changes represent through the year growth to Q4 (Source: CoreLogic, NAB Economics) National Australia Bank Residential Property Survey Q1 2019: Dwelling Price Growth (6-month ended annualised, %). Source: CoreLogic, NAB Economics. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK National Australia Bank Residential Property Survey Q1 2019: *percentage changes represent through the year growth to Q4. Source: CoreLogic, NAB Economics. “We also see the adjustment continuing in an orderly manner, with prices remaining well up on five years ago.” He expected to “see the RBA cutting interest rates twice in 2019 to 1 per cent on a policy of least regret”.The survey expected rents to keep growing, boosting yields for investors, but for the market in Brisbane to be dominated by owner occupiers — especially upgraders — as foreign buyers continued to retreat.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe biggest issue was set to be access to credit for both new housing and buyers of established property. Over 300 property professionals participated in the Q1 2019 survey.center_img When auctions and elections collide Why real estate often resists economic downturns NAB HEDONIC UNIT PRICE FORECASTS (%)* First home buyers hit 6 year highlast_img read more

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Nampalys Mendy signs two-year contract extension with Leicester

first_imgLONDON: Former English Premier League champions Leicester City have announced that midfielder Nampalys Mendy has signed a two-year contract extension until the summer of 2022.”A short-term agreement was reached to allow the 28-year-old to continue to represent the Foxes in the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign, with his time at King Power Stadium now extended until at least 2023,” a statement on Leicester City’s official website said. Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers told LCFC.com: “I’ve enjoyed working with Papy since I arrived at Leicester City and the more I’ve seen of him, the more impressed I’ve been, so I’m delighted he’s extended his deal with the Club as he has an important role to play. “To have someone with his experience, quality and maturity is a big boost for us, especially with European football next season. He’s been first class for me and has played very well every time he’s featured, so I’m delighted that he’s committed to continuing to be part of what we’re trying to build at Leicester City.” IANS Also Watch: BJP’s Bike Rally, Show of Strengthlast_img read more

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Colossus Bets appoints Influence Digital as marketing lead for crucial Summer 2018

first_img SIS pens new partnership with Colossus Bets October 8, 2019 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share Edward ByrneColossus Bets operator and supplier of ‘next generation betting pools’, has confirmed the appointment of Influence Digital London as its new social/digital marketing lead to scale up promotion of their B2C platform during a crucial summer 2018 period.Updating the market, Colossus Bets has tasked Influence Digital with developing its B2C social content strategy on educating betting consumers on ‘crowd-betting and Colossus Bets lotto-sized sports jackpots’.Confirming the appointment of Influence Digital, Edward Byrne Head of Growth at Colossus said:“We’re really excited to be collaborating with Influence Digital. Their enthusiasm, impressive concepts and experience makes them the number one digital agency to support the growth of our exciting social-first consumer business.”A social content and digital output specialist, Influence Digital has worked on a number of ‘consumer outreach’ campaigns for Air France, Pathe Films and Arcadia Retail Group.The London agency will initially focus on ‘building new audiences and brand awareness’ for Colossus Bets B2C products during World Cup Russia 2018 and ahead of the start of the Premier League season 2018/19.We are very pleased to be working with Colossus Bets and support them in introducing crowd-betting to sports fans, and being part of the social football conversation. The World Cup generates more social media interactions than any other sporting event globally, so it’s perfect timing.“We look forward to helping develop their social strategy and educate sporting communities on how to get involved by, watching together, betting together and ultimately winning together,” said Gareth Currie, co-CEO at Influence Digital. Submit Colossus Bets confirms cash-out collaboration with bet365 October 1, 2019 Colossus Bets backs Central Park sweepstakes March 20, 2020last_img read more

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