Lithuania GGR down 15.9% in H1 as online overtakes retail

first_img Lithuania GGR down 15.9% in H1 as online overtakes retail Regions: Europe Baltics Lithuania Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 7th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Lithuanian gambling revenue in the first half of 2020 fell by 15.9% to €43.8m (£4.0m/$5.2m) as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to online revenue overtaking that of the land-based sector. Lithuanian gambling revenue in the first half of 2020 fell by 15.9% to €43.8m (£4.0m/$5.2m) as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to online revenue overtaking that of the land-based sector.The €43.8m in revenue came on €540.0m worth of stakes, up 6.8%. However, greater dependence on online slots – which have a lower margin than their land-based equivalent – meant overall revenue declined.With gaming venues closed for a large portion of the period, online revenue overtook land-based for the first time, bringing in €23.4m, up 33.9%. This came on stakes of €407.1m, up 49.9%.The largest source of online revenue were from slots, where revenue is split between Category A machines, with unlimited winnings, and Category B machines, with a maximum stake of €0.5, a max win per game set at 200 times the stake a duration of at least three seconds.Category A slots brought in the majority of overall online gambling revenue, at €12.0m, up 86.8% on stakes of €208.9m, up 182.9%. Category B slot revenue grew by 38.9% to €570,000 on stakes of €4.9m, up 46.0%.Remote table games saw the most rapid growth, by 87.2% to €359,000, yet this was a result not only of higher stakes but also higher margins, as stakes grew by only 27.4% to €493,000. Meanwhile, online sports betting was stable despite the almost complete stoppage of global sports, dropping by just 0.1% to €10.4m, as stakes dipped by 0.6% to €192.9m.Turning to the land-based sector, where casinos, slot parlours and betting shops were closed from 16 March to 17 May and operating with limited hours after this, revenue dropped by 41.0% to €20.4m as stakes fell by 43.2% to €132.9m.Category B slots were the largest source of revenue at €9.2m, down 40.3%, as stakes fell by 39.9% to €58.0m. Category A slot revenue fell by 34.6% to €3.8m as stakes declined by 31.8% to €17.2m.Table game revenue was down 43.5% to €4.8m as stakes were down 44.1% to €22.3m, while online betting revenue declined by 46.2% to €2.5m on €35.3m worth of stakes, down 51.1%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Slots Table games Email Addresslast_img read more

Patio do Meco House / Fábio Ferreira Neves

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, BORA, CS Telhas, Gaggenau, J. Pinto Leitão, JACOB DELAFON, Miele, Saint-Gobain, Sosoares, Vitra, LS Bedding, Luminoproject, Madeiras Afonso Photographs:  Nelson Garrido Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Engineering:Carlos GonçalvesInterior Design:Margie WalravenContractor:Rui Neves Construções, Lda.City:Casa do InfantadoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The Pátio do Meco, located in the historical center of Aldeia do Meco, Portugal, had for many years a single family housing and its barn, built in the mid-twentieth century. The project involved retaining the original identity and appearance of this typically vernacular complex, in particular the main house and its patio.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe boundary of the plot is defined by the new house and the extension, composed of minimal and abstract volumes, which are separated according to privacy needs. In the main building are the social areas and along the perimeter of the inclosure, the private and technical ones. Typical Mediterranean elements like the well and the shading reeds, gain prominence within the patio, which is oriented towards the south.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!Elevation and SectionsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe urban morphology is respected while the new constructions are located where old ones were, anchoring the site to the surroundings in a unique line, open only towards the north onto the main street. The project recreates the past in order to regenerate the present.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessConstruction Works Initiated on Sanpellegrino’s New Production PlantArchitecture NewsCopenHill: The Story of BIG’s Iconic Waste-to-Energy PlantArchitecture News Share Portugal Photographs Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 20Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Area:  2475 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Fábio Ferreira Neves Area Area of this architecture project Patio do Meco House / Fábio Ferreira NevesSave this projectSavePatio do Meco House / Fábio Ferreira Neves 2018 ArchDaily Patio do Meco House / Fábio Ferreira Neves Projects CopyHouses•Casa do Infantado, Portugal Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925920/patio-do-meco-house-fabio-ferreira-neves Clipboard Fábio Ferreira Neves Lead Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925920/patio-do-meco-house-fabio-ferreira-neves Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFábio Ferreira NevesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureOn FacebookPortugalPublished on October 07, 2019Cite: “Patio do Meco House / Fábio Ferreira Neves” [Casa Pátio do Meco / Fábio Ferreira Neves] 07 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?梅科庭院之家,半开放空间改造 / Fábio Ferreira Neves是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fundraising media DNA: social media – is this the future of fundraising?

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Fundraising media DNA: social media – is this the future of fundraising? About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 What is social media’s personality?Fundraisers accurately named the top three personality attributes donors associate with social media: ‘ability to share’, ‘interesting content’ and ‘relevant to my likes and dislikes’.And donors think social media is convenient (Convenient Index; Overall, 123), but they do not perceive charity contact by this route to be very personal (Personalised Index; Overall, 95). This perception might be improved if charities were to place responses on Facebook walls and take part in Twitter conversations.Over 55s are more likely to feel it has a ‘strong appearance’ than the 18-34s (Appearance Index; 55+, 149 vs. 18-34s, 92), possibly because the latter use social media more often and expect creative visuals so are less likely to be impressed.Unsurprisingly, social media does not score highly as a preferred way to hear from charities (Preferred Channel Index; Overall, 86) or for providing information to hold onto for later reference (Retainable Index; Overall, 73); since its strengths are rapid sharing, fast response and hot topics.The successful combined use of SMS and social media to promote SMS donations (which tend to be of between £3 and £10) could be why those who make low-donations give it its highest score for convenience (Convenient Index; Low Donors, 137). Low-value donors also find it welcoming (Welcomed Index; Low Donors, 112) possibly because there is no pressure to donate large amounts.How donors respond to social mediaBecause it is easy to use, instantaneous and can be shared with thousands of people at the touch of a button, social media scores exceptionally highly for sharing (Share Index; Overall, 250) a feature which charities can use to promote awareness.It is not a platform on which people can easily donate, but it can be used to share evidence of donations and encourage others to give e.g. the Ice Bucket Challenge to which people made text donations.It can also be used to trigger research (Research Index; Overall, 108) and influence people who have never heard of a specific charity before to investigate further. This makes it ideal to use as a launch pad by integrating links to charity homepages and videos, or to publicise the project successes.What people say about social media“Social media is obviously growing as a fundraising channel. A key challenge for fundraisers in social, as in any other channel, is making it as easy as possible for potential donors to give once they’ve been moved to do so by a fantastic proposition.#nomakeupselfie was an example of a fundraising moment where mobile was key.Think about the experience of those who took part:• Their mobile phone vibrates. It’s a Facebook notification.• They’ve been tagged and challenged to take part by someone they know.• Their mate has done it so they feel they should do it as well.• They take their selfie on their mobile phone.• They post their selfie to Facebook, from their mobile phone.• They make a text donation from their mobile phone.Mobile and social were critical to its success.This makes sense, because people are constantly checking their social media networks on their smartphones. And giving by SMS is frictionless and easy to do – there’s no fiddling around with credit or debit cards. Both social media and SMS are convenient channels (Convenient Index; Social Media, 123; SMS, 106).We really think that the worlds of mobile, digital and social converged years ago. To continue to think of them as different is missing the point.”Paul De Gregorio, Head of Mobile, Open Fundraising“Social media was clearly seen a few years ago as a way of tapping into new audiences, outside of the conventional. It is no surprise that 18-34s are much more likely to engage with social media (Engagement Index; 18-34, 120). While some networks – particularly the emerging ones – have popularity with teens and millennials, fundraisers must be careful to not be too reductionist. Social media is not just a channel for youngsters.It is also interesting to see that social media has higher engagement with those that donate less than £20 a year to charity. It must be remembered that the channel’s strengths are in creating conversations and the ability to share (Share Index; Overall, 250). Charities have to think clearly about their objectives with the medium and remember that the ‘viral’ effect needs planning and work.”Scott Logie, MD, REaD Group Insight“The huge rise in the use of social media has created a new channel and new opportunities to communicate and build relationships with supporters. As technology continues to develop it’s important to bear in mind the relationship between ‘functionality’ and ‘action’. While it might be really simple to share, or reply immediately to social media messages, it seems that fundraisers perhaps overestimate how much donors will take action just because it’s easy to do so (Share Index; Overall Estimate, 250 vs. Actual, 120). While the functionality of social media might make it easy to share content, donors will only do so if it is memorable, interesting and relevant, and makes them want to.What is also clear from the research is that social media is a launch-pad that encourages people to go further and look at your charity’s website (Research Index; Overall, 108), so it’s crucial that all the bits of the different parts of the journey for supporters are joined up and consistent so that there’s a seamless path for donors to interact and engage in response to social media messages.”Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising“The temptation with social media, as a fast-paced environment, is to run campaigns without thinking through the merits or actions that you want your supporters to make. I would urge fundraisers to look at the personality attributes people associate with the channel.Besides the convenience factor (Convenient Index; Overall, 123), social media has many elements with other mass-communication channels. It is seen as attention-grabbing and memorable (Attention Index; Overall, 119) (Memorable Index; Overall, 116), and importantly, relevant to people’s interest (Relevant Index; Overall, 136). Campaigns therefore should consider the importance of visuals and clear, to-the-point messaging. It must also be repeated, given the medium’s lack of retainability (Retainable Index; Overall, 73) and the important principle in marketing of repeating an ask to increase the likelihood of response.Going back to relevance, fundraisers also need to bear in mind how forthright donors can be if they disagree with something they have seen. Fundraisers need to carefully plan to ensure the right message is going to the audience that is on the platform, otherwise a campaign risks being derailed.”David Cole, Managing Director, fast.MAP• Read about the publication of the fast.MAP/IoF Fundraising DNA Benchmark report• Analysis one: building trust in charities• Analysis two: DRTV• Analysis three: how donors respond to fundraising channels by age• Analysis four: email, the channel donors want to hear by• Analysis five: the most common perceptions by fundraisers• Analysis six: direct mail – are donors open to it?  173 total views,  1 views today Donors are not as influenced by social media as fundraisers believe, but – since the engagement index level of 18-34s is an impressive 120 (where 100 is the average) – they cannot afford to ignore it.Key headlines• 18-34s are most engaged with social media• High-value donors are less likely to engage with it than low-value ones• Donors are not as engaged with social media as fundraisers think• Donors find it convenient though not very personal• Low-value donors regard it as welcoming and convenient• Ideal as a launch-pad for homepage and video links• Download your copy of the Fundraising Media DNA report and infographics.Who engages with social media?18-34s are much more likely to engage with social media (Engagement Index; 18-34s, 120) than the older age groups (Engagement Index; 35-54s, 100 vs. 55+, 62). But social media has a lower engagement index among high-value donors (Engagement Index; High Donors, 95 vs. Low Donors, 111). Therefore, it might be worthwhile to combine its use with media which generate a betterAlthough the older age groups are active on social media, they did not index as well as the younger groups.While fundraisers accurately identify the overall order of engagement for the different age groups, they think donors are more engaged with social media than is the case (Engagement Index; 18-34s Estimate, 181 vs. Actual, 131). Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 January 2016 | News Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Research / statistics social media read more

The Skiff: February 15, 2018

first_imgFacebook Life in Fort Worth Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter + posts The Skiff ReddIt Twitter Previous articleTCU looks to students to shape potential campus diversity initiativesNext article‘Black Panther’ earns many students’ seal of approval The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 19: Protest supports dreamersAlso: Campus looking to expand suicide prevention, professor rating website makes impact and more. Facebookcenter_img The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Linkedin ReddIt The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019last_img read more

What’s in a name?

first_imgPrint Advertisement JFK had more ancestral links to Limerick than anywhere else RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSBrian BorúCllr Pat KennedyJohn F KennedyLimerick city councilMerchant’s QuayMusic LimerickShannon Bridge Facebook “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”.Shakespeare.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsLocal NewsWhat’s in a name?By Alan Jacques – February 13, 2014 727 Email Twitter Bon Secours Great Limerick Run launched by Metropolitan Mayor Previous articleStorm Darwin reader PhotosNext articleCorbally estates on the agenda Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Spacewoman Norah is over the moon to lead Limerick parade Limerick Senator encourges public to attend meeting in Castletroy Beyond the neon runes Limerick council prepares for Storm Eleanor Linkedin However, in the Treaty City in the year 2014 it would appear that not everyone shares the same world view as the great Bard.What’s in a name? A great deal it would appear, and especially if our pals at Limerick City Council have anything to say on the matter.The Limerick Post recently reported that City Councillor Pat Kennedy proposed a motion to rename the Shannon Bridge as the ‘John Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge’ and the area at Merchant’s Quay in the vicinity of Limerick City Hall and St Mary’s Cathedral, as ‘Brian Ború Square’.There is logic behind Cllr Kennedy’s thinking. JFK had close ancestral ties with Limerick what with the Fitzgerald family hailing from Bruff. He was also a Freeman of Limerick and visited the city during his historic trip to Ireland in 1963.Meanwhile, 2014 marks the 1000th anniversary of Brian Ború’s death following his victory over those dastardly Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf. The King of Munster and the last great High King of Ireland was also born on the banks of the River Shannon at nearby Killaloe.City councillors obviously thought Cllr Kennedy’s motion was a good one because they unanimously voted in favour of gauging public opinion on it.Cllr Kennedy commented at the time, “I think it would be appropriate for Limerick City Council to honour and commemorate appropriately JFK and Brian Ború for their extraordinary contributions to the advancement of Limerick, Irish and International affairs.”Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kathleen Leddin, responded, “Elected Members of Limerick City Council carefully considered the proposal put forward and have decided that the people of Limerick should be consulted. I would urge anyone with an opinion on the matter to make a submission so as to guide the Council in its future deliberations on the proposal.”Right now, the jury is still out on the people of Limerick’s views on the proposed renaming of two local landmarks which was floated into the public domain by City Council last month. However, after reporting on the motion in recent weeks a cross section of our readers were quick to air their opinions online and most of them weren’t too enamoured if truth be told.Sure, some liked the proposal. Others felt there was no need for either location to be renamed and were angry at the notion of a name change for the ‘Shannon Bridge’. Many suggested famous Limerick folk such as Frank McCourt, Kate O’Brien, Richard Harris, JP McManus and Ger McDonnell as more suitable candidates than the proposed JFK and Brian Ború.Others were more enthused. Too enthused if truth be told. In fact, over the last few weeks I’ve heard some really daft, innocuous suggestions from people to rename the Shannon Bridge after everyone from Dolores O’Riordan to Terry Wogan to Dessie O’Malley, Celia Holman Lee and Paul O’Connell. I kid you not!Other contenders bandied about included Willie O’Dea, Emma O’Driscoll, Andy Lee, Leanne Moore, Jan O’Sullivan and Jimmy Carr. I even considered throwing my own name into the hat at one point, they were being thrown around with such wanton abandon.But hell, why not throw Che Guevara, Pope John Paul II, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Katie Price into the mix? They’ve all passed through this neck of the woods too!The Limerick Post also scoped out a lesser camp of insurgents. This faction shuddered down their spines and had real moments of deja vu which sparked the thought ‘oh, here we go again!’ when news reached them of Cllr Kennedy’s proposal.Considering City Council’s tenuous track record in regard to projects such as the Opera Centre, Richard Harris statue on Bedford Row and not to mention City of Culture, you can understand why there would be alarm bells ringing in some quarters.Is the renaming of the Shannon Bridge and area at Merchant’s Quay in front of City Hall going to be remembered as another cringe moment where we got it terribly wrong and set ourselves up to be the brunt of a joke?Well, hopefully not. Especially, if you made your views known in writing to City Council’s Corporate Service Department by their February 10 deadline.The Limerick Post is now patiently waiting for white smoke to rise over City Hall to find out their verdict.Watch this space!last_img read more

“Tweets Prima Facie Show Disregard Against Muslim Women”: Andheri Court Orders Police Inquiry Against Actor Payal Rohatgi Over Her Tweets On Safoora Zargar

first_imgTop Stories”Tweets Prima Facie Show Disregard Against Muslim Women”: Andheri Court Orders Police Inquiry Against Actor Payal Rohatgi Over Her Tweets On Safoora Zargar Sharmeen Hakim6 April 2021 12:55 AMShare This – xA Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Andheri, Mumbai, has ordered a 202 inquiry by Police arrest against Payal Rohatgi for her tweets from June 2020, in the context of Jamia Student Safoora Zargar’s arrest.The Court has observed that the tweets prima facie show disregard against Muslim women and the community as a whole. Significantly, Metropolitan Magistrate Bhagawat Zirape…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Andheri, Mumbai, has ordered a  202 inquiry by Police arrest against Payal Rohatgi for her tweets from June 2020, in the context of Jamia Student Safoora Zargar’s arrest.The Court has observed that the tweets prima facie show disregard against Muslim women and the community as a whole. Significantly, Metropolitan Magistrate Bhagawat Zirape said that every person has the right to profess their religion. “Every community has the right to profess its religion. No individual has the right to make fun of any custom or rites of other community. Prima Facie above tweets show disregard against Muslim women and Community” Actor Payal Rohatgi tweeted at a time Safoora Zargar (27), an MPhil student from Jamia Milia Islamia University was languishing in prison in connection with the Delhi Riots Case. The tweet was in response to a post by a journalist who wished to bring awareness regarding Zargar’s condition in prison, who was pregnant at the time. Zargar, was subsequently granted bail on humanitarian grounds. Rohatgi tweets mentioned the Quran, Female Genital Mutilation, and sought to know if there were no condoms at the medical shop. Based on the tweets, advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh first approached the Amboli Police for registration of an FIR. When the police refused to take cognisance of the complaint Deshmukh approached the Andheri Court, in December. He alleged that Rohatgi’s tweets spread hatred and disaffection towards the Muslim community publicly. He accused Rohatgi of defaming Muslim women due to the generic statements in her tweets and sought for Rohatgi to be booked under sections 153(A)(Promoting enmity between different groups), 153(B)(Assertions prejudicial to national integration), 295(A) (Deliberate acts to hurt religious feelings..), 298 and 505 of the IPC and sections 67,67A(punishment for publishing obscene material) of the Information Technology Act. On March 30, the Court passed the order under section 202 of the CrPC, the stage where the court may order the police to investigate the matter before proceeding against an accused. The police has been directed to submit a report on April 30, 2021. The magistrate noted that a mandatory 65B certificate under the IT Act was not attached to the complaint and therefore the investigation was necessary. “Technical investigation about tweets is necessary to proceed against accused, such investigation can be conducted through police only.”Click here to download the OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Insight for novice managers

first_imgReaders try out the latest products and coursesSusan Clarkson reviews: Managing for the First Time From: KnowledgePoolFormat: CD-RomPrice: £499 for an unlimited user licenceTel: 01273 827777E-mail: [email protected] it is accepted that e-learning is fast becoming a widely-used media,one of the major issues from a trainee’s perspective is that it can be a ratherlonely experience and not always the most appropriate method of delivering alearning experience. Having undergone some extremely dry and lonely e-learning as part of arecent management development programme, I somewhat reluctantly accepted thetask of evaluating this Management Skills CD-Rom from KnowledgePool. I mustsay, however, that it changed my views somewhat on the e-learning experience. The programme is aimed at first-time managers and ideally should becompleted before they are ‘let loose’ on unsuspecting subordinates. It coversthe main themes you would find in any management development programme, fromestablishing your credibility as a manager, to dealing with conflict, how tomotivate your team and so on. The programme is delivered in a simple but effective way, making use ofvideo clips and audio commentary to enliven what could be an extremely tedious90 minutes. It is interactive in that you are asked questions all the waythrough the course, as well as having to complete a short quiz at the end whichtests your learning throughout the programme. It means you can’t nod off andjust keep clicking ‘next’. Nor can you cheat in the quiz, as you are only able to print off certainpages throughout the programme – you actually have to absorb the course to beable to answer the questions. You are also able to look at some quite difficultissues in a non-threatening environment (no-one is there to criticise you otherthan yourself) and, therefore, be a bit more experimental in choosing theanswers. I would still say, however, that this method of learning needs to complementa traditional training programme with an instructor or trainer and more thanone delegate. This CD-Rom could quite easily be used as a tool throughout amore traditional tutor-led programme in much the same way as videos have beenused. Individuals can then take the CD away to reinforce learning on their own.Susan Clarkson is HR manager at Esteem Systems Plc Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Insight for novice managersOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Russia: Frigate Yaroslav Mudry Proves High Degree of Reliability During Long-Range Cruise

first_img February 16, 2012 View post tag: Reliability Armament, mechanisms, and radioelectronics of Baltic Fleet (BF) frigate Yaroslav Mudry have proved high degree of reliability during long-range cruise within Russian Navy’s carrier group.The ship was deployed at different latitudes and climatic zones, and has proved capability to accomplish tasks of her intended purpose in accordance with design characteristics. Effectiveness of the ship within the task force was proved as well.The 2-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea has given wide experience to Yaroslav Mudry‘s crew. This also regards to organization of watch service at sea, completion of antisubmarine and antiaircraft tasks, and fire drills.Frigate Yaroslav Mudry returned to BF main base Baltiysk on Feb 14.As is planned, the frigate will attend in the FRUKUS-2012 joint exercise to be held since June 25 till July 1 in the southeast Baltic with participation of Russian, American, French, and British warships.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 16, 2012 View post tag: Proves Training & Education View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Yaroslav View post tag: Cruise Russia: Frigate Yaroslav Mudry Proves High Degree of Reliability During Long-Range Cruise View post tag: during View post tag: Russiacenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: High View post tag: Long-Range View post tag: Mudry Share this article View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Frigate Yaroslav Mudry Proves High Degree of Reliability During Long-Range Cruise View post tag: Degreelast_img read more

“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JULY 25, 2019

first_img“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.center_img FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.last_img read more

IS IT TRUE JULY 12, 2017

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that the top economic news yesterday was the announcement that Alcoa will once again have an aluminum smelting line operating at the Warrick Operations in Southern Indiana?… it was only a few years ago that the smelting operation was mothballed resulting in job losses and fear among employees?…that 275 jobs will be added at the Warrick plant to begin smelting again?…one of the biggest reasons that aluminum smelting has been reduced in the United States is the cost of electrical power as compared to other countries like Chile where much of the raw material used in smelting is found?…in years gone by Alcoa was ahead of Vectren when it comes to electrical generation because they put in their own power plant and coal mine?…it is highly likely that the best profit center on the Alcoa property was the power plant and not the smelter?…this announcement is a good win for greater Evansville, Vectren and Alcoa alike?  …we join Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch in joy and congratulations for this legacy employer making the commitment to smelt aluminum in Southwest Indiana again?IS IT TRUE one of the reasons for the prices that Vectren charges for electricity is that they got ahead of the hounds in cleaning the coal they burn?…because of the expensive equipment used by Vectren to clean coal prompted the Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission to authorize the highest rates in Indiana?…we now hear that many of those expensive improvements  made by Vectren may be squandered to make way for the cheaper natural gas rates? …the body that approves the rate increases (IURC) is a bunch of people appointed by politicians who may or may not know the first thing about power generation?… the legacy combined sewer problem looming over Evansville and the decrepit water pipes repairs someday will cause the utility costs for a regular middle class home may be as much as the house payment?IS IT TRUE that Local Income Tax funds are now being used to pay down City Employee Hospitalization for this budget year?  …so far the City of Evansville has used $2.7 million dollars of this fund to pay down the City Employee Hospitalization for this budget yearIS IT TRUE that any day now we expect bids to be submitted by Ragle Construction Inc.  telling us how much it will costs to correct the curb problems on North Main Street? …we  can’t wait to see who will pay to correct this costly mistake? …we know that city officials would like to see this issue to quietly go away?IS IT TRUE the entertainment festival known as ParksFest will be taking a year off in 2017 but is hopeful that it will return for 2018?…the ParksFest was born when it’s founder saw the distinction of Evansville being named “the most miserable place in the United States” in a Gallup well-being survey?…the response to being named a miserable bottom feeder inspire the ParksFest that eventually grew to having an attendance of 10,000 in Garvin Park and attracted musicians from all around the Tri-State?…ParksFest is an equivalent economic driver to the Evansville Jazz and Wine Festival started by GAGE in 2008 after the then CEO attended a Jazz Fest in Montreal?Todays READERS POLL question is: Who has done a better job of handling our tax dollars?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column doesn’t represents the views or opinions of our advertisers.last_img read more