The Saint Mary’s College Department of Global Studies announced Thomas Herder, General Counsel of the Energy Division of Siemens AG, as the inaugural speaker of its new lecture series, titled “On Developing Global Mindset.” “We are delighted to have Tom Herder as our inaugural speaker in the series,” department chair and business professor Jill Vihtelic said. “He values [a] global mindset and women’s roles in globalization. He will offer good insight to our students.” In his role at the Munich-based electronics and electrical engineering company, Herder manages a global department of more than 150 lawyers, contract managers, paralegals and support staff located in more than 20 locations in eight countries. This broad experience and insight makes him an ideal addition to a speaker series highlighting people in successful global careers, Vihtelic said. “We want students to hear firsthand how they can develop a global mindset,” Vihtelic said. “We want students to be able to dialogue with him and learn what his job is, what education prepared him for his role in the company and what sort of previous experiences he has had abroad.” Herder is no newcomer to Saint Mary’s College. He and his wife, Sally Herder, a 1978 alumna, are co-chairs of the Saint Mary’s College Parent Council, and their daughter, Julie, is a senior communications major. (Editor’s Note: Julie is employed as a photographer for The Observer.) Susan Dampeer, assistant to College President Carol Ann Mooney, recommended Herder as a potential speaker, Vihtelic said. “As the parents of a senior, they understand the importance of bringing real world experience to our students,” Dampeer said. “Mr. Herder’s talk about his career in international law should be both informative and inspirational to our students.” Though the Global Studies major is a new addition to the College’s curriculum, Vihtelic said its students can already begin considering career paths in the international job market that tie into the department’s business and economics concentrations. “An important part of this major is not only academic skill, but to also get our students thinking about different professional opportunities,” Vihtelic said. “A speaker like Mr. Herder complements the business concentration of the major.” But Global Studies students are by no means limited to careers in business, Vihtelic said. “For future lectures in the series, we would like to include government officials, non-profit organizers and global leaders of education,” she said. “It is important for students of the major to see all types of global careers.” Contact Kaitlyn Rabach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelli Smith | The Observer The Basilica of the Sacred Heart underwent several technological upgrades over winter break. “As this project took shape over the past several years we began to set aside funds from an endowment dedicated to Basilica renovations,” Barrett said. Barrett said she represented Campus Ministry in the discussions before and during the renovation. “The Basilica is part of Campus Ministry at Notre Dame, and I represented Campus Ministry as we selected bids for the design, worked with the sound designers, selected bids for the installation and completed the actual renovation itself,” Barrett said. She noted that Campus Ministry relied heavily on the expertise of the staff at ND Studios in making many of the major decisions. Dan Skendzel, executive director of ND Studios, noted the need for upgraded technology in the Basilica for an improved broadcasting experience of the 10 a.m. Mass.”We often received feedback from viewers that they couldn’t hear or understand the choir, for example,” Skendzel said in an email. ”We can now address that for broadcast viewers without affecting the experience in the Basilica.”Barrett said collaboration was key to carry out the improvement work.“It was truly a joint project between our two departments,” Barrett said. Although the new speakers and microphones required “a great deal of new wiring,” Barett said, the typical viewer will not notice anything different visually.“We definitely brought in representatives from facilities design to assist us in ensuring that we maintained the integrity and beauty of the Basilica,” Barrett said.Barrett said improving the articulation and consistency of sound in the Basilica was an objective of the upgrade.“Spoken and sung words are so important in the Mass and other prayers — we want everyone to be able to understand the scripture readings, homilies, and the texts of the music from the cantor and choirs,” Barrett said. Also, the building is now better connected with the Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center on campus, which houses part of ND Studios.“The Basilica has seven remote control cameras that are operated from the media center for broadcast and recording purposes,” Skendzel said. “In addition to improving the sound quality in the Basilica, the recently completed audio upgrade makes it possible to mix audio separately for broadcast and recording purposes. This was not possible with the previous system.”Barrett said the renovation allows for the widespread dissemination of services in the Basilica.“This renovation makes it possible to share our prayer in the Basilica with the wider community through a livestream or taped video, with the best quality sound we can offer,” Barrett said. Father Pete McCormick, the director of Campus Ministry, said the upgrades will improve the worship experience now and in the future.“Day in and day out, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart seeks to praise God through the proclamation of the Scriptures and Sacred Hymns,” McCormick said in an email. “The upgraded audio will support this important ministry long into the future.”Barrett said worshippers have already started noticing differences in the sound experience at the Basilica. “We were very, very grateful not only to hear the difference ourselves, but to listen to the comments of other Mass-goers who were so glad to be able to hear and understand every spoken and sung word,” Barrett said. Tags: audio, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Campus Ministry, Notre Dame Studios Several upgrades made to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus while students were away over winter break. This renovation mainly concerned new technology upgrades throughout the Basilica, Kate Barrett, Campus Ministry’s associate director of liturgy, said in an email. Barrett said the project was a collaboration between Campus Ministry and Notre Dame Studios and was funded by an endowment.
Can a social networking site save lives? Can it guide rescue teams to a precise location in Port-au-Prince, Haiti thirteen days after a devastating earthquake shakes the city, and rescue survivors? Yes. Posts by users of APAN (All Partners Access Network) on January 25, 2010 indicated reports of calls for help coming from beneath the rubble at a local market. Within 30 minutes a reply was posted on the site with information on the location of a survivor who had been communicating via SMS. The flow of information via the threads posted on APAN led rescue teams to the market, where they were able to find survivors. In another example of the versatility and rapid response capabilities of the networking site, at the height of disaster relief operations in Haiti, a request for assistance was submitted to APAN by a non-governmental organization in need of 150 tents. Within an hour, a reply was posted indicating that the United States government aid agency, USAID, would be able to assist. Additional posts informed the team that another non-governmental organization stationed nearby had 10 tents available. APAN, a United Stated Department of Defense social networking site, was originally established for the Asia-Pacific region and was successfully used as a vital coordination tool for disaster relief operations during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Previously known as the Asia Pacific Area Network, APAN rapidly evolved into a global site hosting multiple communities and an ever-expanding number of members. APAN today is a platform that connects people and information via a virtual workspace to foster information sharing that reaches across organizational and geographic boundaries. In essence, the site hosts a community of communities. “In the same way that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter revolutionized the way people communicate with one another, APAN is revolutionizing the way we share information with our interagency partners, NGOs, and even with private businesses that join with us to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Sharing this information with Partner Nations is a logical next step,” said General Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command. This web 2.0 service combines the benefits of unstructured collaboration (wikis, blogs, and forums) and structured collaboration (file sharing, calendar) with the personalization of social networking. As a community of communities, the operational concept is group centric — users join groups or communities of interest in order to observe, participate and/or collaborate. Groups or communities of interest can be geo-centric or issue specific, while users can leverage APAN’s social networking environment to form contacts that cut across the original communities to create new groups of interest. Since its creation, APAN has been an increasingly popular networking tool used by international organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and individuals. Some of the areas of interest hosted by APAN include world health issues, environmental concerns, support to civil authorities/law enforcement, conflict resolution, illicit trafficking, security during major events such as the World Cup or the Olympics, and preparation for training and exercises. The APAN platform allows group members to post articles, participate in live discussions and build relationships based on their common interests. The platform facilitates research by providing a data base search method using key words to gain access to content, information and people. The search capabilities can pinpoint the type of expert help or information required to get you in touch with the right people — in the right place and at the right time. For example, if you are looking for an “engineering expert” in Panama, key words like profession, country and language will help you find the right person to assist you on your chosen topic. Other tools like three-dimensional maps, group calendars, multi-lingual chat sites with embedded translation features and discussion forums, make APAN a vibrant hub of information sharing that spans organizations and boundaries. APAN is particularly useful for sharing knowledge and contacts for conferences, events, training and exercise missions, in addition to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), a member of the APAN family, is expanding the functions of APAN to provide more technical support and training for APAN users, in order to increase information sharing among participants who are interested in working alongside the United States Southern Command and among each other. USSOUTHCOM utilizes APAN’s facilities particularly for humanitarian assistance operations and deployments, environmental security, maritime domain awareness, training and exercises. “As USSOUTHCOM moved forward to support disaster relief efforts in Haiti, we found that APAN became an invaluable tool for coordinating with many of our interagency and NGO partners,” added General Fraser. Currently, the site hosts over 300 communities from around the world, but the membership rate is expanding quickly due to APAN’s easy, safe, reliable and free access to information and networking. APAN is currently the best way to network and access information available online to communities of interest around the world: a one-stop site for the ever-expanding and innovative networking connections of the future. For more information on APAN, visit http://community.apan.org By Dialogo August 17, 2010
Harry, who served in the military for 10 years, gave up his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines when he and Meghan stepped back as senior members of the royal family at the end of March and relocated to California.In an interview with the “Declassified” podcast that was released on Sunday, Harry reflected on his military service, saying that Remembrance Day for him is “a moment for respect and for hope.”Harry created the Invictus Games for injured and disabled veterans and spoke of the importance of paying tribute to fallen troops and about the symbolism of wearing a poppy.“I wear the poppy to recognize all those who have served; the soldiers I knew, as well as those I didn’t,” he said.Scroll down to see pics from Meghan and Harry’s visit to the L.A. cemetery. Harry also placed a wreath at an obelisk that features a plaque with the inscription “In Memory of the Men Who Offered Their Lives in Defense of Their Country.”The Afghanistan war veteran, 36, signed a note on the wreath that read, “To all those who have served and are serving. Thank you.”- Advertisement – Their visit came as Harry’s brother, Prince William, and wife Duchess Kate joined Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and other members of the royal family at a private Remembrance Day service in London on Sunday.The Sunday Times reported that Harry’s request for a wreath to be laid at the Cenotaph in London on his behalf was refused.The outlet reported that the prince made the personal request to Buckingham Palace but it was denied by courtiers because that he is no longer representing the monarchy. The Times reported that Harry was “deeply saddened” by the decision and that the queen was not made aware of her grandson’s request.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a surprise visit to the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Sunday, November 8, in honor of Remembrance Day as the royal family attended a memorial ceremony 5,400 miles away in London.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex laid flowers on the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers, one who had served in the Royal Australian Air Force, while the other was a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery. The former Suits star, 39, picked the white blossoms from their garden in Santa Barbara, California.- Advertisement –
And employees are people, right? In addition, the company provides all its employees who come to work in Valamar destinations from other parts of Croatia and the region with quality accommodation and hot meals, and from this year seasonal workers who will come to work in Rabac will be accommodated in a hotel with pool. This and similar articles on raising working conditions for employees should have been published 5-10 years ago, and today they would certainly not have such problems with emigration and the workforce in tourism. But better than ever, this year the largest hotel companies have significantly raised and improved the conditions for their employees, including Valamar, which was and is one of the leaders. Well done to Valamar. “Valamar has so far invested more than 60 million kuna in quality accommodation for employees, so, in addition to Rabac, seasonal workers already have secured accommodation in hotels for employees of Kuća Valamar at two locations in Poreč and Krk. The construction of the fifth Valamar House in Dubrovnik is also underway, which the first seasonal workers will enter next year “, said Ines Damjanić Šturman, Director of the Human Resources Department at Valamar Riviera. Newly opened hotel for employees Valamar House in Rabac has three buildings with accommodation units. In the main building there is a reception for check-in and a boarding house restaurant where breakfast is served, and the other two buildings are equipped with a shared kitchen with all the equipment and utensils needed for self-preparation of meals. For socializing and relaxing after work, employees have at their disposal a space for video and social games equipped with a game console, table football, table hockey, darts and board games, a living room with shared TV and outdoor areas for socializing with barbecue. Also, within the hotel for seasonal guests, there is a space provided for storing bicycles, as well as laundry and drying rooms. Valamar house in Rabac Minimum net income from HRK 5000 to 7500 for employees who work a full monthly fund of hours, 13. salary in the amount of HRK 5000 net to all permanent employees and those who will work for at least ten months in 2019, special bonuses in the amount of 1200 to 2000 HRK for seasonal workers and a Christmas bonus of HRK 2000 for all full-time employees are just some of the benefits that Valamar Riviera offers to its employees.
Zadar County, as the implementer of the Welcome Awards program for the best renters in Zadar County, invites all renters of rooms, apartments / studio apartments and holiday homes in the Zadar County who have the quality label “WELCOME” to apply for the Welcome Awards for the best renters in Zadar County in 2019. Welcome awards for the best renters in Zadar County is a project of Zadar County which aims to encourage and emphasize the importance of a quality approach in managing family accommodation. The public call is open until November 21. 2019, and you can apply HERE The aim of the project is to raise the quality and enrich the offer of family accommodation in the Zadar County. Prizes will be awarded for three main categories of accommodation: rooms, apartments / studio apartments and holiday homes.
The company’s total revenue rose by 12.4 percent year-on-year (yoy) during the same period to Rp 18.9 trillion, while total costs dropped 4.2 percent to Rp 17.3 trillion. The company’s stocks, traded at Indonesia Stock Exchange with code ISAT, plunged 2.38 percent on Monday, while the bourse’s main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index, was stable, closing up 0.01 percent.Irsyad said the job cuts, albeit tough, would improve the company’s performance. They would also help Indosat remain competitive amid serious disruption and optimize its services to provide a better customer experience.Throughout the first nine months of 2019, the company recorded Rp 1.29 trillion in employee cost, down 23.35 percent yoy. The employee cost accounted for 7.42 percent of the company’s total expenditure during that period.Securities firm Jasa Utama Capital equity analyst Chris Apriliony said the reorganization could have a positive impact on the company’s finances and help the company achieve a profit.“However, the company would need [more time] before seeing a positive impact [of the layoffs] in its financial performance,” he told the Post by text message.In the meantime, he believed the company could book a profit in the short term, albeit temporary, thanks to last year’s tower sales. In October, Indosat had sold 3,100 telecommunication towers to two local communication tower operators, PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel) and PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo), for Rp 6.39 trillion. Indosat then leased back the towers for 20 years from the two buyers.Meanwhile, Indosat workers’ union head of public relations and media Ismu Hasyim told the Post on Monday that most of the laid-off employees were from the network operations division.Read also: Indosat sells 3,100 telecom towers for Rp 6.39 trillion“About 200 people who were laid off came from that division, because the company said it would outsource [the employees’ tasks] to other companies,” he said, adding that he suspected such a strategy was taken following the sales of its telecommunication towers last year.Ismu also said some of the laid-off employees had opted not to take the package for personal reasons. However, others refused the package completely as they rejected the company’s decision on the job cuts.“More than 102 of them have come to us, and we [the workers’ union] are helping them communicate with the management,” he said.Aside from providing a severance package, Irsyad said, the company was also working to provide opportunities for the laid-off employees to continue working for its partner companies.However, it seems not all of the affected employees knew about the offer, and Ismu said all of them had yet to receive a written agreement on the offer.“Some of them did receive a verbal offer, but I told them there’s no formal offer if there’s no written agreement,” he said. He went on to say that the privately-owned company was taking a fair approach in line with the prevailing laws and regulations and offered a better compensation package than required by law.Read also: XL Axiata sales towers to improve efficiency, reduce costsAs of Friday, around 80 percent of the impacted employees had accepted the package, he said. The publicly listed company booked a loss of Rp 284.6 billion (US$20.8 million) in last year’s first nine months, a stark improvement compared to the Rp 1.5 trillion loss recorded in the same period in 2018. Telecommunication service provider PT Indosat has taken a further step to improve its financial state through the layoff of almost 700 employees in recent days.In a statement obtained by The Jakarta Post over the weekend, Indosat director and human resources chief Irsyad Sahroni said the company was laying off 677 employees as part of changes to its organizational structure to be more agile and focus on customers and market demand.“We have thoroughly reviewed all possible options and have reached the conclusion that we must take this tough but necessary action to be sustainable and grow,” he said. Topics :
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, NEST Corporation, VNO-NCW, AP3, Riksbank, BMO Global Asset Management, Legal & General Investment Management, Towers Watson, Pensions Akademie eV, KAS Bank, JS-Financial Service & Consulting, Aviva Investors, Société Générale, Friends Life Investments, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, GAM, IC SelectPensions and Lifetime Savings Association – Tim Gosling has been appointed policy lead for defined contribution pension funds. He joins from NEST Corporation, where he was most recently senior account manager, overseeing pensions policy for the organisation. Earlier this month, Luke Hildyard was appointed policy lead for stewardship and corporate governance. The UK pension association hired Hildyard to fill the vacancy left by Will Pomroy, who left for a role at Hermes Investment Management.VNO-NCW – Hedda Renooij has been appointed secretary for pensions policy at employer industry organisation VNO-NCW. As of 1 January, she will succeed Ap Fraterman, who is to retire after eight years in the job. Renooij comes from employer organisation AWVN, where she has been working as a pensions adviser, focusing on communication and the new financial assessment framework (nFTK). She is a member of two working groups of the Social and Economic Council (SER) looking into the future of the Dutch pensions system.AP3 – The external management team has recruited Veronica Wahlberg as portfolio manager. She leaves her position at the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, where she worked in the Monetary Policy Department and in the Markets Department. Wahlberg has also worked at Ålandsbanken and Kaupthing Bank within manager research and selection. BMO Global Asset Management – Max Peacock has been appointed LDI portfolio manager, while Arthur Stroij has been appointed LDI Solution Structurer. Peacock joins from Legal & General Investment Management, where he was on the LDI portfolio construction team. Stroij joins from Towers Watson, where he was an investment consultant in the structured solutions team.Pensions Akademie eV – Frank Vogel, managing director at KAS Bank’s German branch, and Jürgen Scharfenorth, chief executive at JS-Financial Service & Consulting, were named chairmen of the newly founded Pensions Akademie eV in Germany. Representatives from the pension industry, politics and academia formally established the think tank this week to discuss issues related to occupational pensions. It will focus particularly on administration and transparency in occupational pensions.Aviva Investors – Ahmed Behdenna has been appointed senior multi-asset strategist. He joins from Société Générale, where he was a senior strategist within the multi-asset research team. Marc Semaan has also been appointed a multi-asset strategist, joining from Friends Life Investments, where he was a macro strategist.Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management – Matthew Lamb has been appointed co-head of alternatives coverage in the Global Client Group. Lamb will co-head the team with Gianluca Muzzi, who steps into the role in addition to his existing responsibilities as co-head of real estate for Europe. He joins from GAM, where he was head of institutional and wholesale distribution for the UK and Middle East and global head of multi-asset sales.IC Select – The fiduciary manager and investment-consultant evaluation company has appointed Carole Ryden as a director. She is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and an active member of their governing body the IFoA Council. She is also deputy leader of the Scottish Board of Actuaries.
“We believe same sex marriage to be homophobic – it demands recognition for gay relationships, but at the price of submitting those relationships to heterosexual definition.”Roger Scruton and Phillip Blod – ResPublica Think Tank (UK)published on ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2013/02/04/3682721.htm