Managers’ pay is a personal thing

first_img• A report by the Industrial Society on how pay negotiations are carried outhas found that most respondents negotiate managers’ pay on an individual basis.For professional/technical staff the figure was just under 50 per cent.Both craft and skilled manual and manual operatives are more likely tonegotiate on a group Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Managers’ pay is a personal thingOn 21 Mar 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img

Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball

first_imgBy Jonathan Lemire | Associated PressNEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a rich tradition of intertwining the American presidency with America’s pastime.Franklin D. Roosevelt’s limousine drove onto the field ahead of the 1933 World Series, the last time the nation’s capital hosted the Fall Classic. Congressional hearings on the stock market collapse were postponed so senators could attend the game.Harry S. Truman tossed out a …last_img

Mars Science Results Fleshed Out, but the Spirit Is Weak

first_imgThe first detailed science results from the Mars Exploration Rover “Spirit” have been published in eleven papers in the Aug. 6 issue of Science.1  Highlights include: the Gusev Crater shows no sign of lake sedimentary deposits, but rather is composed of volcanic ash with some windblown dust.  Lacustrine (lakebed) deposits, if any, must be buried deep underneath the current volcanic sediments.  Rocks are olivine-rich basalts which would have degraded in the presence of standing water (see 01/22/2004), and they show no signs have having been transported by water through Ma’adim Vallis, the valley that looked from orbit like a flood channel leading into the crater.  The high concentration of sulfates indicates that sulfuric acid prevented the formation of carbonates and influenced the climate of Mars.    The technical details are fascinating as usual, but lacking is any enthusiasm over the possibility of finding life.  Any past water would have been “as acidic as gastric juices,” says Richard Kerr: “The emerging picture is of a salt-laden, often corroded planet that had standing water early in its history.  Volcanic emanations made that water acidic enough to leach salt from the rock and lay it down in thick beds, and water beneath the surface seems to have altered rock as well.  Most of the planet is now covered by weathering products of yellow-brown dust or rock rinds.”  Spirit’s age is showing as it struggles over the hill (Columbia Hills, that is).  Is the spirit of the investigators also waning from excess acid?1Overview by Richard A. Kerr: “Rainbow of Martian Minerals Paints Picture of Degradation,” Science, Vol 305, Issue 5685, 770-771, 6 August 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5685.770].Scientists must be disappointed after high hopes that Gusev Crater was an ancient lake.  It sure looked like one from orbit, inlet channel and all (see 06/21/2002 headline).  Now, Mars does not sound like a beachfront resort you would want to visit, even if you could stand the smell.  Kerr was surprisingly silent about the usual high-priority subject of looking for signs of life (see 06/23/2003 headline).  In fact, none of the 11 papers even discussed the habitability of the planet, let alone the presence of present or past life.  The descriptions in these papers do not portray Mars as a suitable place to cook primordial soup.  How could life have emerged from a salty acid bath?  It’s astronomically improbable under ideal conditions (see online book), but salt is a poison to hopeful molecules.  No less than the journal Astrobiology said that even a weak salt solution prevents membranes from forming and RNA from polymerizing (see 09/17/2002 headline).    Surely if any hope for finding life could be found in the data, the Spirit in these papers would be effervescent and the media would make every Opportunity to trumpet the news.  Such somber silence; such a depressing title, “Rainbow of Martian Minerals Paints Picture of Degradation,” hints of despair.  Though it is too early to say for sure, it seems the deadly truth about Mars is starting to sink in.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Building Care Reform

first_imgI recently read an article in The New York Times — provocatively titled “Why we must ration healthcare” — that makes a reasonably cogent argument for health care reform, including some level of rationing, which is the hot button for both sides in the current discussions.However tenuous, I believe that there are core concepts of health care in relation to our homes that are worth our consideration. One particular quote from the article provides some context for the connection between health reform and green buildings: “Dr. Art Kellermann, associate dean for public policy at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, recently wrote of a woman who came into his emergency room in critical condition because a blood vessel had burst in her brain. She was uninsured and had chosen to buy food for her children instead of spending money on her blood pressure medicine. In the emergency room, she received excellent high-tech medical care, but by the time she got there, it was too late to save her.”So how does this relate to green building?This woman became critically ill, requiring expensive critical care at the end of her life primarily because she did not have access to inexpensive preventive care early on. Similarly, many homeowners, and to a much greater extent renters, do no have access to healthy, efficient, and sustainable living spaces due to a combination of ignorance, lack of availability, and limited funding. In the short term, they waste energy and water and may have health problems related to their living conditions. Also, a general paucity of durable construction practices can lead to more frequent repair and replacement than is necessary. As a society, we are absorbing the future costs of these problems through the environmental impact of extra power generation, water scarcity, material extraction and disposal, and extra medical care for asthma and other illnesses related to poor indoor air quality.Who pays for the free market?We require emergency rooms to treat indigent people, which is often more expensive and less successful than preventive care in advance would have been. As a society, we are delaying and redistributing future costs by not requiring high-performance housing right now. As a capitalist society, there is a strong argument for everything to be voluntary and market-driven. One downside of adhering strictly to this point of view is that we are creating long-term resource and health problems in maintaining the status quo that will ultimately cost more money and lives down the road — costs that everyone will bear.last_img read more

Suspected J-u-M terrorist arrested in Gaya

first_imgA suspected terrorist, said to be associated with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (J-u-M) of Bangladesh, was on Monday arrested from Gaya district in Bihar by a team of the Kolkata Police. He was produced in a local court and later taken to West Bengal.On an intelligence tip-off, a Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police, in a joint operation with the District Police, conducted a raid at a house in Patwa Toli under the Buniyadganj Police Station of the Gaya district, and arrested Ejaz Ahmed. He was living with his wife and three children in a rented accommodation under a fake name.Ahmed, 30, was allegedly in constant touch with J-u-M leader Kausar, who was one of the key accused in the October 2014 blast case in Khagragarh in West Bengal’s Burdwan district. He was also said to be in touch with another alleged terrorist, Salauddin Salahein. Ahmed was originally a resident of West Bengal’s Birbhum district. He is said to have joined the J-u-M in 2008. He has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Explosives Act, said a top district police official.last_img read more

Perlas’ bid for gold ends in loss to Malaysia

first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Irving will wear no. 11 with Celtics Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pang Hui Pin split from the line for Malaysia with 16.2 seconds left but Allana Lim kept Perlas in the game with a layup four seconds after.Unfortunately, Saw Wei Yin was cool from the stripe as she drilled two pressure packed free throws to seal the win for hosts.Lim topped Perlas with 17 points, six rebounds, and two assists, while Analyn Almazan added 11 markers and five boards in the losing effort.Afril Bernardino, France Mae Cabinbin, and Abaca all had seven points apiece.Silver is the highest the Filipinos can get with their 3-2 record, as they hope that Indonesia falls to Thailand and Singapore in the coming gamedays.ADVERTISEMENT There weren’t any comebacks this time. ADVERTISEMENT Perlas Pilipinas kissed its gold medal hopes goodbye in women’s basketball after a heartbreaking 60-56 defeat to Malaysia in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Thursday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.Just like how they fought back late Wednesday against Thailand, the Filipinos again staged a huge rally in the fourth quarter. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter trailing by as much as 16, 43-27, midway through the third frame, Perlas tied the game at 54 with an off-the-glass three from Ara Abaca with 2:38 remaining.Perlas, though, failed to grab the lead and committed two turnovers in the last two minutes while Malaysia got a huge undergoal stab from Eugene Ting off an assist from Chong Yin Yin with 50.0 ticks to play to push Malaysia up, 57-54. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Perlas Pilipinas wraps up its schedule against Vietnam on Friday.Chong paced Malaysia in the win with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Yap Fook Yee had 10.The Scores:MALAYSIA 60 – Chong 12, Yap 10, Pang 9, Low 8, Rajintiran 8, Ting 8, Saw 4, Yaakob 1.PERLAS PILIPINAS 56 – Lim 17, Almazan 11, Abaca 7, Bernardino 7, Cabinbin 7, Dy 6, Resultay 1, Animam 0, Castro 0, Pontejos 0, Sambile 0, Tongco 0.Quarters: 13-12, 34-23, 47-38, 60-56. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentslast_img read more

United, Chelsea rely on strokes of fortune in EPL

first_imgChelsea’s Willian celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpool, England. APLIVERPOOL, England — Manchester United and Chelsea needed fortunate goals to maintain their status as the closest challengers to rampant leader Manchester City in the English Premier League on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Ashley Young’s long-range shot looped up off a defender and spun into the far corner to earn second-place United a 1-0 win over Brighton, for its eighth consecutive victory at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENT View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Here’s a look at the action:WHOSE GOAL?With United struggling to break through Brighton’s defense, it found inspiration from an unlikely source in left back Young. The utility player picked up a clearance on the edge of the box and shot into the top corner, via the sprawling Lewis Dunk.“It’s taken a deflection,” said Young, who disagreed with the award of an own goal. “You know, it was going on target, so I’ll be claiming that.”Brighton, which had been undefeated in its previous five league games, gave United one of its toughest challenges this season and was punished for failing to take its chances.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Bohol’s Magsayo defends WBO international featherweight crown vs Hayashi Tottenham will be looking forward to the end of November. For a second consecutive season, it has won just one of its three matches in the month.Harry Kane equalized 15 minutes from the end after Salomon Rondon gave West Brom’s stand in-manager, Gary Megson, the perfect start. West Brom, which hasn’t now won in 11 league games, was playing for the first time after firing its Tony Pulis on Monday.Tottenham is 10 points adrift of City.HAPPY TRAVELERSWatford’s run of scoring two goals in its league away games this season ended at Newcastle, but it didn’t mind.The Hornets went one better with a 3-0 win at St James’ Park. Will Hughes and Andre Gray scored either side of DeAndre Yedlin’s own goal to secure a comfortable win.Watford has more away points in seven matches this season than the team managed in the whole of its previous campaign.LATE WINNERMamadou Sakho scored in added time to give last-place Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Stoke and move the team to within three points of safety.Xherdan Shaqiri’s solo effort put Stoke in front but Ruben Loftus-Cheek equalized just three minutes later. Sakho reacted first when Yohan Cabaye’s effort came back off the post to seal only Palace’s second win of the season. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next “I want to be honest and give them what they deserve, for me probably they deserve more than the result they got,” United manager Jose Mourinho said.For United, its 39th home game in all competitions without defeat set a club record. The last loss at home was in September 2016 to Manchester City.SALAH SCORES AGAINChelsea was nearly left embarrassed by another former player.Two months ago, it was Kevin De Bruyne — discarded prematurely by then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in 2014 — scoring the winner against the Blues for Manchester City.Mo Salah was at Chelsea around the same period and made just six league starts before being sent on loan by Mourinho to Fiorentina and then Roma, which he eventually joined on a permanent deal. Chelsea might be regretting it.Salah scored his 15th goal of the season, in just 20 appearances, when he ran into Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass and slotted home in the 65th. He is the league top scorer on 10 goals and must go down as the signing of the summer.Willian’s goal came within two minutes of coming on as a substitute.“Everything was good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said, “until Willian crossed the ball.”SPURS’ SEASONAL STRUGGLES Also, Swansea and Bournemouth drew 0-0. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:29Police 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 Chelsea claimed only a point from a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the day’s standout game and again there was luck involved, substitute Willian’s attempted cross to the far post soaring into the top corner for an 85th-minute equalizer.Still, it was another good day for City, even though the leader wasn’t playing until Sunday at Huddersfield.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnited might have moved five points behind but the Anfield draw saw two more possible title rivals drop points, while Tottenham’s travails at Wembley Stadium continued with a 1-1 draw against lowly West Bromwich Albion.There were also wins for Watford and Crystal Palace.last_img read more

All your grand final action

first_imgElite Eight men’s open:Queensland Country Outlaws 7 def NSW Country Mavericks 4.A new era is born and it’s an Outlaws one.The Queensland Country side defeated their NSW counterparts 7-4 to win their first Elite Eight title.A full report will follow later this evening. By BEN HARRIS Elite Eight women’s open:NSW Scorpions 7 def NSW Mets 6.In arguably the best game of the tournament, the Scorpions ended the Mets’ Elite Eight premiership run 7-6.Three touchdowns were scored in the last minute of the match with Yasmin Meakes scoring the decisive touchdown with 15 seconds left on the clock.A full report can be found in the news section.Mixed open:Sydney Rebels 5 def Brisbane City Cobras 4.Rebels made it four mixed open titles in a row and their 38th consecutive National Touch League victory.In a thrilling conclusion, the Rebels defeated the Cobras 5-4.A full report can be found in the news section.Men’s 50s:Sydney Mets 6 def South Queensland Sharks 5.Mets claimed the men’s 50s in a thrilling final against the Sharks.Mets led 4-3 at half-time and held onto that one-touchdown advantage at full-time.The joy on the Mets’ players faces said it all when the full-time whistle was blown.Hemi McGarvey picked up a hat-trick in the match.It was the Mets’ first title in the division since 2011 while it is the Sharks’ best result in 10 years.Touchdowns: Mets 6 (Hemi McGarvey 3, Robert Wetherill, Mick Pearsall, Joseph Lancuba); Sharks 5 (Peter Sheppard 2, Brett Allen, Timothy Skewes, Mark Jansson).Men’s T-League:South Queensland Sharks 10 def South West Queensland Swans 7.In a back and forth encounter, the Sharks defeated the Swans in the south Queensland derby 10-7.Teams traded touchdown for touchdown and it wasn’t until late in the mate the Sharks ran away for the win.It was 5-all at half-time and it continued to be a tight tussle with the scores locked at 7-all.However, three late touchdowns to the boys in maroon put the result beyond doubt.Touchdowns: Sharks 10 (Jeston Paul 2, James Stevenson 2, Corey Russell, Kurtis Ferris, Matthew Egan, Coen Fielding, Lewis McAlister, Brandon Crutchley); Swans 7 (Zac Alexander 3, Brendan Taylor, Tim Moultz, Joshua Leisemann, Jack Pope). Men’s 40s:Sydney Scorpions 7 def South Queensland Sharks 4.Scorpions have won their seventh men’s 40s crown in 10 years when they defeated the Sharks 7-4.The Sydney side put on four touchdowns in the opening half to give themselves a commanding 4-1 lead.They did not let go of it as both sides score three touchdowns apiece in the second stanza.Mark Leonard and Brad Curl scoring doubles in the decider.Touchdown: Scorpions 7 (Brad Curl 2, Mark Leonard 2, Anthony Dudeck, John Mouialli, Shane Lee Frederiksen); Sharks 4 (Craig Scharer, Bruce McDonald, Shane Foley, Cameron Yabsley).Women’s T-League:South West Queensland Swans 5 def Hunter Western Hornets 3.A three-touchdown-to-nil second half helped the Swans to win the women’s T-League.The Swans were behind the Hornets 3-2 at half-time but two touchdowns to Chloe Watt and another to Elly Ashurst, her second for the match, gave the South West Queensland team a 5-3 win,Both teams put on a great display of touch with great attack and desperate defence.It was the Swans first title in this division.Touchdowns: Swans 5 (Chloe Watt 2, Elly Ashurst 2, Shenae Ciesiolka); Hornets 3 (Madison Crowe, Sian Flipo, Shannon Rose).Women’s 40s:Hunter Western Hornets 6 def Sydney Scorpions 1.Hornets got their revenge on Scorpions in the women’s 40s final.In 2013, Scorpions defeated the Hunter Western side 3-2.But the Hornets turned the screws and won the 2014 decider 6-1.It is the Hornets first title in the division and it is the only the fourth time in the last decade, the Scorpions haven’t won the division.Hornets got out of the blocks beautifully to lead 4-0 at half-time.They continue to keep their noses in front to win by five touchdowns.Touchdowns: Hornets 6 (Samantha Davis 2, Michelle Atkins, Tracey MacPherson, Anne-Maree Shipman, Samantha McCarthy); Scorpions 1 (Kerrie Doyle).Men’s 30s final:South Queensland Sharks 11 def Sunshine Coast Pineapples 8.Seven touchdowns in the second half gave the Sharks their first men’s 30s title in 12 years.It was an all-Queensland final with South Queensland taking on last year’s runners-up Sunshine Coast Pineapples.Both teams were levelled at 4-all at half-time but it was the Sharks who prevailed in the second 20-minute half.The match was close until the Sharks scored two late touchdowns to run out 11-8 winners.Remus Gentles scored four touchdowns in the decider.It was the Sharks first title in this division since 2002 and fifth overall.Touchdowns: Sharks 11 (Remus Gentles 4, Troy Skinner 2, Robert Brehaut 2, Troy Nichols 2, Stefan TeAmo); Pineapples 8 (Tom Eyles 3, Troy Clerk 2, Troy Morgan, Chris Farrow, Andrew Bell).Women’s 35s final:Hunter Western Hornets 6 def South West Queensland Swans 2.Hunter Western Hornets won their maiden women’s 35s title when they defeated the Swans 6-2.A first half performance, which gave Hornets a 4-1 lead at half-time lead set the match up for the NSW regional affiliate.Although they managed to score two touchdowns in the second half, they were able to shut out any Swans’ attack.It was the first time the Hornets have played in the women’s 35s final. Their previous best result was third in 2008.Touchdowns: Hornets 6 (Megan Hatch, Amber Stephens, Rebecca Austin, Wendy Maisem, Rochelle Stevens, Kellie-Jean Johnston); Swans 2 (Robyn Crovden, Jeannine Gvemore).Men’s 45s final:Sydney Scorpions 12 def Hunter Western Hornets 2. It was one-way traffic in the men’s 45s final with the Scorpions proving too strong for the Hornets.Scorpions, the two-time defending champions, were never troubled by Hunter Western.They took a 6-2 lead into the sheds at half-time and scored another six touchdowns to nil in the second 20 minutes.Three of the Scorpions players scored a double.It is the Scorpions’ third title after winning in 2012 and 2013.Touchdowns: Scorpions 12 (Peter Wandl 2, Jeff Cheung 2, Paul Saldren 2, Gregory Friend, David Cheung, Brett Gillard, Tim Kitchingham, Scott Collins, Graham West); Hornets 2 (Brenden Lantry, Darren Burcher).Men’s 55s final:Sydney Scorpions 5 def North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 3.Three touchdowns in the first half put Sydney Scorpions on the path to glory in the men’s 55s division.The Scorpions defeated the Tropical Cyclones 5-3 in the decider this morning.Phillip Young and Stephen New each scored twice for the Scorpions.The North Queensland outfit tried their hardest but they could not peg back the two-touchdown half-time deficit.Touchdowns: Scorpions 5 (Phillip Young 2, Stephen New 2, Barry Draws); Tropical Cyclones 3 (Ian Kerr 2, Bruce Johnson).Senior Mixed final:South Queensland Sharks 4 def Sydney Scorpions 3.A touchdown by Sharks’ Craig Slavin in a four-on-four drop-off sealed the premiership win for the South Queensland side. The match went back and forth with the teams unable to be separated at half-time (2-2) and again at full-time (3-3).A drop-off was needed – the first final to go to that length today – and both sides had opportunities to score the winning touchdown.But when it was four-on-four, Sharks’ Slavin scored his second but most important touchdown of the game when he crossed the scoreline in the north-west corner.Touchdowns: Sharks 4 (Craig Slavin 2, Scott Mitchell, Ryan Pollock); Scorpions 3 (Katrina McIlwraith, Gavin Bruce, Matthew Lawson).You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following MediaFacebook – – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – – LinksNTL finals daylast_img read more

China WTO changes must support developing countries

first_imgBEIJING — A Chinese official says Beijing will go along with World Trade Organization reforms meant to update global trade rules but they must protect China’s status as a developing country.The deputy commerce minister, Wang Shouwen, said Friday that any changes must address protectionism, abuse of export controls and security reviews — a reference to Beijing’s clash with U.S. President Donald Trump over technology policy.The Trump administration has criticized the WTO as too slow to deal with complaints about Chinese industry policy. The European Union says the trade referee should focus on subsidies, technology transfers and state industry — all areas in which Beijing faces complaints.Wang said Beijing will “not allow other members to deprive China of the special and differential treatment that developing members deserve.”The Associated Presslast_img read more