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euro watch: joint employment report analyses employment action plans

first_img Secretary general of the European Human Resource Network – a cross-sectoral information network for European employers dealing with issues of employment and labour market in Europe.It is the time of year for the Joint Employment Report which is an analysis of the success and failure of national employment action plans during the past year. This is also the statistical and analytical basis for recommendations and employment guidelines for the future. It is, as the name suggests, a joint report put out by the Commission and Council, and forms part of the package of documents to be tabled at the European Council in Nice on 7 and 8 December. Full text is available on the Europa website:www.europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/employment_social/index_en.htm Objectives in annual operation programmes of employmentThe objectives set out in the annual operational programmes of employment are:Lifelong learningActive labour market policiesEqual opportunities for all in accessing the labour marketAdaptability and entrepreneurshipThe next step is for the employers to present the Commission with a programme setting out details of where and how funds will actually be spent. It will then be up to regional authorities to launch calls for applications for projects.ETUC unhappy with the draft Charter on Fundamental RightsIn Biarritz later this week (13-14 October), the EU summit will consider whether to include the Charter on Fundamental Rights in the EU treaty giving it legally binding force. Final decision would be taken in Nice in DecemberThere is however, disappointment about the Charter. The European Trade Union Confederation wants to see freedom of association, collective bargaining and trade union action recognised in the future charter and written into the Treaty with binding force. The Secretary General, Emilio Gabaglio has expressed his dismay that trade union rights are not guaranteed in the draft whereas freedom to conduct business is. He is reported as saying at a conference on 1 September that the draft Charter is a step backwards from national laws, international conventions and existing Community charters.In the same vein, the EU Social Platform of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) cites fundamental rights such as the right to housing and to protection against poverty and social exclusion as missing from the text. The European Women’s Lobby states that the general principle of non-discrimination as proposed in the Charter does not take into account the structural discrimination faced by women. To this end the Charter should provide for the adoption of positive measures by Member States.The ETUC statement opts for postponement of a decision at the Nice European Council rather than to endorse a Charter which is “adamantly opposed by the trade union movement and civil society”. In concurrence with this view, Giampiero Alhadeff , President of the Social Platform of NGO’s, stated: “No Charter at all is better than the weak text that’s currently on the table”.Full text available:http://db.consilium.eu.int/df/ Register your comments on Europe and its developmentsIf you would like to register your comments on Europe and its developments for 2000 go to the Europa website: http://europa.eu.int and click on: 2000 Dialogue in Europe.You will also find information on chat line debates with Commissioners.European Human Resources meets with European CommissionThe European Human Resources Network will meet with the European Commission DGV to discuss the Future of European Employment and Social Policies on 12 October 2000 in Brussels. “Innovative HR Management – Holding on to key people, an examination of career management and retention issues” is the title of the afternoon workshop.For information contact Susan Gibas: [email protected] Susan Gibas euro watch: joint employment report analyses employment action plansOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever

first_imgWUHAN, China (AP) — One year after Wuhan’s lockdown, the central Chinese city has long since sprung back to life. But one dissident remains bunkered in his 14th-floor apartment, afraid the virus will return and China’s communist government will again try to conceal the truth. Zhu Tao’s early fears of the virus were vindicated when the outbreak spun out of control. But now that the situation in Wuhan has returned to something close to normal, Zhu finds himself at odds with his neighbors and the government. Pockets of like-minded people still dot China, from renegade intellectuals in Beijing to a punk cafe in Inner Mongolia. But under the watchful gaze of state cameras and censors, there is little room to organize or connect.last_img

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Italians, Germans and Austrians mostly book accommodation in Croatia via Booking.com

first_imgAccording to Booking.com, the summer season behind us was better than the previous one, with an average length of stay of guests in Croatia of four nights.As they point out from Booking.com, after the end of the summer season 2017 in Croatia, it is evident that the top six nationalities that booked accommodation in Croatia in the period from June 1 to August 31, 2017. Italians, Germans, Austrians, British, Croats and Poles. The same nationalities were at the very top last year, which shows that foreign guests gladly return to us and choose Croatia for their vacation. On the other hand, Booking.com data reveals that travelers from Croatia were happy to visit neighboring countries and cities this summer, and Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna, Sarajevo and Budva are the top destinations for our citizens. According to Booking.com, travelers from Croatia mostly book destinations in Serbia, Hungary and Austria.”Croatia was recognized as this year as well betweenwoman destination, not only for guests from abroad, but also for domestic guests. I am extremely pleased with the fact that our guests are happy to return, which is confirmed by our data. The number of our users has increased this year as well, which only confirms that guests have recognized Booking.com as a platform that makes it easier for them to find the most adequate accommodation to their liking.”Said Goran Pleše, Booking.com’s regional manager for CroatiaThe top five destinations booked by travelers from Croatia according to Booking.com are Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna, Sarajevo and BudvaThe nationalities that visited Croatia the most this summer were Italians, Germans and AustriansSplit stood out as the number 1 destination for travelers from abroadWhen we talk about the cities that international travelers have booked in Croatia this summer, Split stood out as the number 1 destination, followed by Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Zadar and Pula. Travelers from Croatia also most often booked these cities, with Zagreb standing out as the number 1 destination, followed by Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Pula.Among the 67.700 accommodation facilities in Croatia available on Booking.com, guests booked the most apartment accommodation during the summer, followed by hotels, guest houses, hostels and B&B facilities. Although Croatia is not known as a shopping destination, travelers have singled out Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Zadar and Opatija as destinations where shopping can be done in addition to vacation, thus combining the pleasant with the useful.Related news:EIGHT TRENDS RELATED TO TRAVEL IN 2018, ACCORDING TO BOOKING.COMSPLIT NAMED THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CITY BREAK DESTINATIONlast_img read more

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Trojans win in tough battle

first_imgA four-yard touchdown run by Teagan Candage in the final seconds lifted the Trojans to a 42-35 win over the previously unbeaten Waterville Purple Panthers on Friday in Bar Harbor.The 5-2 Trojans will travel to Old Town to face the 4-3 Coyotes Friday at 7 p.m. in their final game of the regular season.Liz Graves of the Mount Desert Islander contributed to this story. Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Bio Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Postslast_img read more

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PBC Commissioners Approve Multi-Million Dollar Homeless Solution

first_imgMore than 100 homeless population call John Prince Park their home, and now a multi-million dollar solution has just been approved to help them.As it stands the homeless continue to encroach on people using John Prince Park for family fun and exercise, but until now they had no other option.Last night, Palm Beach County commissioners approved a plan, which is called “Leading the Way Home,” to build a multi-million dollar temporary shelter for the homeless at the former Palm Beach County Central Jail, located across from the state fair grounds.The facility would house up to 125 beds for homeless individuals and couples and would provide hot meals, showers, restrooms, laundry and lockers.The taxpayer price tag for the temporary shelter is $5.5 million a year to operate, and a start up cost of just under $1 million to open its doors. A portion of those dollars are going towards social services that will assist with employment, transportation and permanent housing.Residents near the facility said this is a lot of money to invest in a temporary fix. They are also worried about safety and question the value of their property.If the plan goes through, administrators said there will be an ordinance at John Prince Park that individuals will no longer be allowed to sleep in the park, unless it’s a designated compound.last_img read more

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Kimberley doubles Leafs 4-2, Green & White win streak ends at six

first_imgKimberley, leading the season series against Nelson 2-0 after posting a 2-1 win in October, now has won six straight games.Cody Campbell stopped 31 of 33 shots to register the victory in goal for Kimberley.Netminder Billy Gorn, taking the loss for Nelson, saw his four-game unbeaten streak end.Kimberley outshot the Leafs 35-33 in the game.The Nitros stormed back on the shot clock, out shooting the Leafs 21-2 in the third period after Nelson fired 31 shots at the Kimberley net through 40 minutes but was only able to muster two goals.The Leafs enter the Christmas break with a 6-1 record in the last seven games.Next up for the Leafs is a game December 30 in Grand Forks against the Bruins.Nelson returns home Saturday, December 31 to host the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at 2 p.m. in the annual New Year’s Eve game. Kimberley Dynamiters outscored the Nelson Leafs 4-1 in the final 40 minutes to double the Heritage City franchise 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Bavarian City.Matt Davies, Nolan Kurylo and Lucas Purdy scored in the second period before Franco Colapaolo converted a powerplay marker in the third to lead the Eddie Mountain squad to the victory.Former Nitro Sawyer Hunt gave the Leafs a 1-0 lead after one period.Logan Wullum also scored for Nelson, which saw its winning streak end at six games.last_img read more

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Tools for Success: Helping Parents Teach their Kids to THRIVE!

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr. & Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPixabay[The Person by Nathanapong on September 10, 2016, CC0]Does Not Come with a Manual… Sort of.It is difficult to imagine the stress of being a parent until you become one. One’s own life brings with it innumerable stressors including struggles at work or school, financial worries, maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough exercise, time for self-care and relationships. The list goes on for pages… and pages… When you have a child, you are suddenly responsible for another human being’s life! The thought alone can make some shudder. As many of us are told (albeit sometimes in the very moment they come into our world), kids don’t come with a manual. However, there are resources. Some really good ones! Some evidence-informed ones! The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State has partnered with the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy to develop the THRIVE Initiative.What is THRIVE?According to Daniel Perkins, director of the Clearinghouse at Penn State, the THRIVE Initiative seeks to offer parents the tools to nurture and guide their children from the prenatal period until the age of 18, including resources for positive parenting, parent and child stress management, and child health promotion (Auman-Bauer, 2015). It includes face-to-face and online initiatives to guide parents of children of all ages. The program is designed to feature several stages: Take Root, Sprout, Grow, and Branch Out. Each stage focuses on a particular age group, and is specifically designed to offer parents the tools needed to be effective caregivers to children of that age. While other parenting resources exist, THRIVE is unique in its development. THRIVE has investigated multiple existing parenting programs, and used this information to determine what works best in parenting resources; in addition, THRIVE uniquely integrates a health-promotion component based on existing obesity prevention/intervention literature to offer tools for parents to foster healthy habits in their kids (Auman-Bauer, 2015). At this time, the “Grow” program, which targets elementary school aged children, has been developed, and the other stages are in the works. “Grow” has already been beta-tested and the next step is to expand the program to ten military installations with a mix of civilian and military families (Auman-Bauer, 2015).Want to Learn More?Check our Anchored. podcast episode 12 on our website and iTunes. During the episode, Jennifer DiNallo, Lead Research and Evaluation Specialist for THRIVE will discuss the initiative’s mission and utility, the structure and organization of the program, and the unique features that make it different from other parenting resources.ReferencesK. Auman-Bauer. (December 4, 2015). Penn State initiative helping military families. Retrieved from: http://news.psu.edu/story/383587/2015/12/04/research/penn-state-initiative-helping-military-familieslast_img read more

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Lee-Yamaguchi rematch, Askren last fight headline ONE card in Singapore

first_imgMOST READ Askren, meanwhile, eyes the perfect end to his career as he battles Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in the co-main event.“This is going to be the biggest event we have ever put together for martial arts fans in Singapore and around the world,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.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 shutoutOther fights in the card have not yet been announced. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Castro admits De Ocampo irreplaceable LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Angela Lee celebrates after stopping Jenny Huang in the third round to defend her atomweight title in the main event of ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom on March 11, 2017 in Thailand. Photo from ONE Championship’s Facebook pageWorld champions Angela Lee and Ben Askren defend their titles in the main offering of the ONE: Immortal Pursuit fight card in Singapore on November 24.Hometown bet Lee stakes her undefeated record and ONE Women’s Atomweight belt in a rematch against Japanese martial arts veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi in the main event of the promotion’s return to Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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‘Unbelievable’ Pascal Siakam steers Raptors past Magic for 2-1 edge

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Thunder get one over Trail Blazers to cut series deficit, 2-1 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “It’s 2-1,” Clifford said. “It’s not like it’s 3-0. It’s 2-1…. Handling disappointment is a huge part of NBA basketball and it’s a bigger part of playoff basketball.”TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto had lost four consecutive Game 3s. … Patrick McCaw (sprained right thumb) was active, but did not play. … The Raptors are 6-1 in their last seven road games this season. … Siakam has 73 points and 30 rebounds in the series.Magic: Among the former Orlando players in the building were Tracy McGrady, Jameer Nelson and Horace Grant. … Orlando missed three shots at the rim in one third-quarter possession. Vucevic missed at the rim, and Aaron Gordon couldn’t convert on two putback tries. … Attendance was 19,367, the second-most in the Amway Center’s nine-season history.DOUBLING UPFriday was historic for Toronto. It marked only the second time that the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs won a playoff game on the same day; the Leafs won in Boston. The only other time that happened was April 26, 2001 — the day when the Raptors got their first postseason victory.GOVERNOR SPEAKSFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s first lady Casey DeSantis were in attendance and received Magic “46” jerseys — a nod to his being the 46th governor of the Sunshine State. The governor and Magic CEO Alex Martins spoke pregame about the hope for Orlando to get another All-Star Game soon, though all through 2022 has already been awarded to other Eastern Conference cities — and Milwaukee, another East city, has expressed interest in 2023.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday night in Orlando. LATEST STORIES “It’s just taking what a defense gives us and going with it,” Siakam said.Kawhi Leonard — battling illness this week — had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Green had 13 points and Lowry finished with 12 points and 10 assists, plus ran down a huge offensive rebound with about 15 seconds left to extend a critical possession and spoil Orlando’s first home playoff game since 2012.“It was really what I thought it was going to be tonight,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “I really thought this was going to be a tough atmosphere to play in.”Terrence Ross led Orlando with 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic shook off a slow start to finish with 22 points and 14 rebounds.Game 4 is Sunday night in Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Our turnovers hurt us again,” Vucevic said, lamenting Orlando’s 16 giveaways. “We had too many of those. Empty possessions for us and against a team like that you can’t have that.”The Raptors trailed 61-60 midway through the third after a brief Orlando spurt, then went on a 16-0 run over the next four minutes to take the lead for good. Siakam and Green were both 3 for 3 during the run, the Magic missed 10 consecutive shots over a span of 6 1/2 minutes and had to play uphill the rest of the way.That being said, they went down swinging.Lowry’s 3-pointer with 7:48 left gave Toronto its biggest lead at 86-69. The Magic came flying back, and Ross’ 3-pointer with 41 seconds left got Orlando to 96-93.Leonard was short with a jumper on the next possession — but the Magic couldn’t control the rebound, Lowry ran it down and Leonard made a pair of free throws with 12.9 seconds remaining to clinch the win.“Critical,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said.Orlando, which finished the regular season by winning 13 of its final 14 home games, was 13 of 44 from 3-point range.Toronto scored the first 10 points — the last five by Siakam, who was a problem from the outset for the Magic — and led by as many as 11 in the first half. The Magic got within 48-45 at the break after Ross beat the clock from midcourt at the buzzer.The Magic got the lead twice in the second half, once by one point, the other by two points. And both leads lasted exactly 15 seconds, getting taken away on 3-pointers by Siakam and Green.And now it’s up to Orlando to regroup, the same way Toronto did after dropping Game 1. Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, left, grabs the ball in front of Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA’s Most Improved Player.He was their MVP on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess And the East’s No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back again.Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a floater with 1:33 left to help snuff out a big Orlando rally and the Raptors held off the Magic 98-93 to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.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, logistics“He’s unbelievable,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “He’s the most improved basketball player in the NBA this year and he’s only going to get better.”Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to 36% shooting. 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