Personnel Today and Deloitte are joining forces to investigate how preparedpeople are for reporting human capital information in their operating financialreviews (OFRs), as recommended by the Accounting for People Taskforce. Two years ago, we researched Measuring Human Capital Value, and are nowupdating our research to see how HR is getting ready for the challenge. Denise Kingsmill, chair of the Accounting for People Taskforce, supports theresearch. “I’m delighted that Personnel Today and Deloitte are taking theinitiative to repeat the survey they conducted two years ago into measuringhuman capital value,” she said. “HR will be in the front line when organisations are required to reporton human capital in OFRs. It’s essential that we get a picture of how far theprofession has moved towards measurement in the past two years.” go to www.personneltoday.comand follow the links to fill in the questionnaire. Everyone taking part will beeligible to receive a free copy of the published report which will be launchedon 21 September. Previous Article Next Article Take part in our human capital reports surveyOn 22 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Maritzburg United are still to conclude the deal of Yakubu Mohammed despite the Ghana striker appearing to have already settled in at the club.United have also invited Nigerian forward Dele Olorundane for an assessment.Mohammed was initially linked with a move to Orlando Pirates but that deal fell through due to fitness issues after coach Roger de Sa told KickOff.com that he only lasted just 30 minutes in his first training session with Bucs.He has now found himself chasing a contract at Maritzburg while Olorundane – currently playing for Sunshine Stars – is also due for a trial within the next couple of days.Farook Kadodia, the Maritzburg boss, says they are still yet to complete the signing of Mohammed and are also expecting Olorundane next week.“Not yet,” says Kadodia when asked about if Mohammed has signed. “He is still training and we will see how things go this weekend,” he says.Mohammed has been playing his football at Ashanti Gold where he still has a contract.Though Kadodia says they are yet to complete the signing of the Ghana forward word from the club’s training ground is that Mohammed has looked the part in being the club’s number 9 going into the new season.
– reiterates importance of AFHP to green energy planOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has taken Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson to task over recent statements he made in regard to Government achieving its set renewable energy goals by the end of 2018.Jagdeo says Government’s plan is unrealistic and unachievable.Patterson has made a commitment to Guyanese that the country will be powered by 5 megawatts of renewable energy by year end; but Jagdeo has said this statement is “pure nonsense! Total nonsense! It’s a lie!”Jagdeo has said that with only six months to go before the end of 2018, he is uncertain where the proposed five megawatts of power will be sourced from. The only renewable energy project that is ongoing is located at Mabaruma in Region One, and this will produce less than half a megawatt of power.“Well, let me tell you something about the small solar units that they are putting in place…that it is a conduit for corruption, as I said before. It’s a conduit for corruption, nothing else,” Jagdeo declared.He explained that it is not a case where the people will get free electricity, but they are going to get it from another source.“I’m afraid that 2-3 years down the line, those systems will go down,” he added.Jagdeo has argued that the Amaila Falls Hydro Power Project (AFHP) is a lost opportunity for Guyanese to experience clean and cheap electricity. He maintains that the project remains the best option for Guyana, and would only result in huge benefits to the people and the local economy.The coalition Government had discontinued the AFHP project when it assumed office in 2015, but of recent has been speaking about plans to restart it.Minister Patterson recently provided updates on a number of multi-million-dollar hydro and solar- power projects that had seemingly been gathering dust. One such project is the Hope Wind Farm, facing criticism centred on the actual investor – proprietor of the International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA), Lloyd Singh, who had acquired and built the headquarters of the Alliance for Change (AFC).According to Patterson, there have been some technical issues which had to be ironed out, such as the size of the development. He has, however, reported that there has been progress on that front, and the power purchase agreement is presently being finalised.Patterson also spoke of a US$3.8 million solar farm which will be constructed at Bartica with funds from the Inter-American Development Bank. He had said this will be completed by the end of 2018.Meanwhile, the private developer of the Tumatumari hydro project in Region Eight has been given a deadline to reach financial closure with investors. When all agreements have been signed and conditions met, dispensing of the funds will begin.Patterson has noted that if the developer, Tumatumari Hydro Inc, proves unable to meet the July month-end deadline set by the state for financial closure, Government would take over the project.When this newspaper contacted residents at Tumatumari on Friday, they reported that representatives from the Tumatumari Hydro Inc had met with them and had indicated they were awaiting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval before they can move forward.The Opposition has long called for the reintroduction of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project for a number of important reasons. Jagdeo has said not only does the scrapping of the project threaten the forest pact agreement with the Kingdom of Norway, which could cause the country to lose out on another US$3 billion in savings, but it could assist Guyana to combat climate change.This project, the brainchild of Jagdeo, formed part of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), and was commissioned in 2009. But having taken up office in 2015, the current Government had repeatedly stated its disapproval of resurrecting the project.The former President believes the coalition Government has killed the project, although it was set to provide Guyana with a massive source of electricity.An independent assessment of the project had revealed that the only realistic path for Guyana moving towards an emission-free electricity sector is by developing its hydropower potential, and the fastest way forward is to maintain this project.
EXCLUSIVE: Celtic star Paddy McCourt has tied the knot and chose Donegal as the setting for his wedding.The long-haired striker walked down the aisle earlier today with long-term girlfriend Laura Hegarty.The former Derry City striker, 27, got married in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Steelstown and was surrounded by a host of fellow football stars. They included McCourt’s Celtic team-mates including Darren O’Dea, Niall McGinn and Marc Wilson.But McCourt, who joined the Scottish giants from Derry City in 2008, didn’t forget about his old friends and was joined by former team-mates Peter Hutton and manager Stephen Kenny.Another familiar face was Millwall goalkeeper David Forde, who made his competitive debut for Ireland against Italy last week.Celtic boss Neil Lennon was not at the wedding having already arranged another holiday abroad. After making a quick dash from the church, the bride and groom and their two children, were whisked away to the five star Solis Lough Eske Castle outside Donegal Town.More than 200 guests will be treated to a lavish champagne reception in the grounds of the luxury hotel where security was tight today.As well as local entertainment it was rumoured that popstar and Celtic fan Paolo Nutini had been booked to play at the reception.A source revealed “Paddy and Paolo know eachother and Paolo had been invited to the wedding anyway. I think he’s going to play a few songs but I don’t think he’ll be asking for a fee.“Staff at the hotel have been sworn to secrecy not to talk about the wedding. Paddy and Laura didn’t want to make a big fuss about it. They have been going out for years.” ALL PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF NEWSPIXIRLEndsCELTIC STAR PADDY CHOOSES DONEGAL TO BEGIN HIS MARRIED LIFE was last modified: June 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CelticPaddy McCourtwedding
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SharePrint RelatedCache Carnival: FAQsFebruary 19, 2019In “Community”Cache Carnival festivities from around the worldApril 30, 2019In “Community”Introducing Creation Celebration EventsFebruary 19, 2019In “Community” Cache Carnival and the Creation Celebration event series are less than two weeks out!Still thinking about hosting a Creation Celebration? It’s time to dust off your costumes, gather your TOTT (tools of the trade), and get ready to celebrate cache creation and quality!Check out these tips and tricks for taking your Creation Celebration to the next level.1. Plan ahead.The best geocaches are not just thrown together willy-nilly. They take time, love, and careful planning. The same applies for a successful Creation Celebration.Do you need to make reservations for a venue? Do your guests need to bring their own supplies or gear? Ask yourself: How many people are you expecting and what activities have you planned? A room at your local library may be a great location for a guideline workshop, but may not be suitable to build birdhouse caches with power tools.Keep in mind that you have to submit your Geocaching Event at least 14 days prior to your Creation Celebration, which means that Saturday, March 30th is the last chance for your online submission. You will also want to submit your Event via this online form as soon as it is published.2. Collaborate.Geocaches are a gift to the community. Creation Celebrations are a chance to come together and celebrate the cache owners that took you to that special spot, had you hooked with that amazing puzzle, or stunned you with that crafty gadget cache.Check the List of official Creation Celebrations near you to see if there is a published Event in your area. If there is already an Event, be a team player! Try reaching out to the event host and offer your help in planning the event. Teamwork makes the dream work!3. Educate and inspire.Are you an accomplished cache owner? Do you have a special set of skills that come in handy when caching? This is your chance to share your abilities, passion, and creativity with your local community. Whether you are an avid climber, have mad crafting skills, or a big puzzle brain, incorporate a class or workshop into your Creation Celebration and show others how you implemented your best creations. Why not build a new gadget cache, develop a new puzzle together, or partner with your local climbing gym to safely teach technical climbing?Are you intimately familiar with the geocache hiding guidelines? Teach the dos and don’ts of hiding a geocache! Imagine if your guests walked out of your event inspired and educated to hide their own awesome cache. Maybe your Event opened up a whole new style of caching to them. Imagine all of the cool, new geocaches to find!4. Share epic adventures.Do you enjoy sharing stories of your latest epic geocaching adventure? Make your Creation Celebration a platform where geocachers share their most memorable moments and favorite caches. Whether it was a big hike, a special milestone, or your first ever find, your story just might inspire a fellow cacher’s next adventure.We hope that these tips will help you to spread your passion and creativity, inspire a new generation of awesome hiders, honor your favorite cache owners, and (hold nothing back to) make your Event the very best Creation Celebration ever.A few reminders: Eligible dates: March 25 – April 14Don’t forget to submit your Event to HQ after it has been published by a reviewer. Events that are not approved by HQ will not qualify for a souvenir.You can check to see if your Event or an Event you are attending has been officially approved here.Share photos and stories from your event with us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram using #cachecarnival.Share with your Friends:More
After days of indecision, the New Zealand Olympic Committee on Friday confirmed participation in the Delhi Commonwealth Games after seeing positive steps being taken by the organisers to improve the situation.New Zealand Olympic Committee board gave its nod for the planned departures from September 28 after being briefed by NZOC President Mike Stanley and Secretary General Barry Maister, who were in Delhi to take stock of the situation.Staneley said the situation was grim but it has started changing following intervention by the state and the central governments. New Zealand’s CWG chef de mission Dave Currie, who had slammed the conditions at the Games Village and said the event could even be called off, is now “more optimistic” that things will be better. “Our responsibility is to ensure there is a safe, secure environment for the athletes to arrive in, but we want the Games to go ahead as do the athletes who have trained for a long time,” Currie said.
FILE – In this June 20, 2016, file photo, a man handles the Olympic tickets he just purchased at a shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tokyo Olympic organizers launched their ticket website on Thursday, April 18, 2019, which is where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale on May 9. The site can also be accessed by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed. But they can’t buy there. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)TOKYO— It’s Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games.“Time flies,” said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. “It’s as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Under Olympic rules, ticket resellers are appointed by the local national Olympic committee. The reseller for the United States is CoSport, which also handles sales in Australia, Jordan and several European countries. Resellers can mark up the ticket price by 20 percent, which is termed a “handling charge.”However, many sought-after tickets are packaged by resellers with top hotels and other perks, and the markups can be much more than 20 percent. These are aimed at the wealthy, hospitality packages and corporate buyers, for whom price is not always a concern. The resellers also run the risk of getting stuck with tickets they can’t sell.CoSport, a division of Jet Set Sports and based in Far Hill, New Jersey, came under criticism at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Not only did buyers have to pay the markups, but they were also penalized by the fluctuation in the exchange rate at that time in Brazil. That was not CoSport’s fault, but it pushed some prices up by another 50 percent to buyers outside Brazil.Hidenori Suzuki, the senior director of tickets for the Tokyo Olympics, said local organizers try to scrutinize the authorized ticket resellers.“In case the resellers set inappropriate ticket prices, there will be some procedures we are getting into,” Suzuki said Thursday, speaking through an interpreter. “The most rigorous case is the ticket reseller might have their license revoked.”ADVERTISEMENT If buyers outside Japan are patient and don’t rush to buy they may get some deals. It happened in Brazil. And it happened at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.Tokyo organizers will open sales globally in the spring of 2020, meaning any remaining, unsold tickets can be purchased at the prices offered in Japan. In Rio de Janeiro, many top tickets were unsold as the games neared, and some desirable tickets were put back into the pool after they were sold but never paid for.Tokyo estimates it will have 7.8 million tickets to sell, with 20-30% dedicated to sales outside Japan. Organizers hope to generate about $800 million in ticket sales, a large source of revenue for the $5.6 billion privately funded operating budget.Overall, Japan will spend about $20 billion to prepare for the games, and about 70 percent is public money.Suzuki said the 7.8 million ticket number could change with stadiums and arenas still being configured for seating.“We still lack information about the physical structure and layout of some of the venues,” Suzuki said. “This is the same with past games.”The opening ceremony on July 24 will feature the most expensive ticket — 300,000 yen ($2,680). The most expensive ticket for the closing ceremony is 220,000 yen ($1,965).The most expensive ticket for the men’s 100-meter final is 130,000 ($1,160), while the men’s basketball final goes for 108,000 yen ($970).Tokyo organizers say 50 percent of the tickets will sell for 8,000 yen ($70) or less. The cheapest ticket is 2,500 yen ($22). The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale in the host country on May 9. But the useful site can also be accessed in English by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed along with the full competition schedule.But you can only start to buy if you’re a Japan resident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTo purchase tickets, everyone else in the world has to contact what are known as “authorized ticket resellers,” which operate in most major countries. They can’t start selling tickets until June 15 and they are also listed on the website.Buying in the host nation — this time Japan — is straightforward with prices clearly set. But buyers outside Japan need to be careful. They will pay more; sometimes a lot more. 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Chelsea ace Hazard: Messi is best ever. I regret my Barcelona performanceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard says Barcelona star Leo Messi stands alone as the best player in the world.Hazard insists Messi is superior to be he and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo.”Not a chance. There is only one that is the best ever. It’s him, Lionel Messi,” Hazard told HLN.”The two games against Barcelona were not my best memories from 2018. “I was happy to play against Barcelona and Messi, but I did not deliver.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)CBS reportedly has its replacement in place for Verne Lundquist on its top SEC game broadcast. According to Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, long-time ESPN announcer Brad Nessler will be leaving the network for CBS. He’ll call NFL games until Lundquist retires, when he’ll then become the play-by-play man for CBS’ top SEC game each week. Lundquist has called SEC games since 2000. Told Brad Nessler will leave ESPN and do NFL for CBS, until he takes over SEC for Uncle Verne.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 25, 2016Nessler has been calling college football games for ESPN since 1997. He’s been with the network since 1992.