Medicines giant slashes absenteeism

first_imgMedicines giant slashes absenteeismOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article A time management system has cut absenteeism at GlaxoSmithKline’s Horlickssite. The system registers the times employees arrive and leave work. Originally it worked alongside the payroll function, deducting money if anemployee left early. But Martin Swain, HR manager for the site at Slough, said that wasdemoralising for staff and the company adjusted the system which useselectronic tags to let employees in and out of the building. He said, “We’ve seen a decline in the number of ad hoc one-dayabsences. At 4.25pm it was not unusual to see a queue of people waiting inreception for permission to go home.” The system was changed after Deloitte and Touche carried out a study toimprove flexible working at the company using a £30,000 loan from the DTIChallenge Fund. Other work-life balance initiatives are being developed at the site. Aconsolidated week has been introduced to allow staff to vary the hours theywork over five days. Annualised hours are being considered in addition to plansto open a cyber lounge. last_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Utah Valley Wednesday

first_img Brad James Tags: UVU Basketball/Weber State basketball December 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Utah Valley Wednesday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Wednesday, Utah Valley (4-5) hosts Weber State (1-5) in an in-state non-conference tilt at the UCCU Center.The Wolverines are coming off of a 92-61 rout at the hands of Colorado State Monday.Under new head coach Mark Madsen (4-5, .444), the Wolverines are playing at home for the first time since November 21.Presently, the Wolverines score 70.3 points per game, tying them for 223rd nationally in scoring offense with Fresno State.Senior guard TJ Washington (15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds per game) is UVU’s leading scorer. Junior guard Isaiah White (14 points, a team-best 10 rebounds per game), redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (12.3 points per game) and redshirt junior guard/forward Casdon Jardine (11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) all score in double figures on average for the Wolverines.UVU surrenders 69.8 points per game as they are tied for 199th in scoring defense nationally with UMASS-Lowell.Junior guard Jamison Overton and Turkish national, Cavit Ege Havsa are tied for the team lead with 8 steals apiece. Ege Havsa also has a team-best 27 assists for the Wolverines.The Wolverines rank second nationally with 54 total blocked shots. Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke has a team-best 26 blocked shots, tying him for seventh nationally with James Banks III of Georgia Tech and USC’s Onyeka Okongwu.Olojakpoke also is tied for 12th nationally with Okongwu in blocked shots per game (2.89).Under head coach Randy Rahe (267-158, .628) in his 14th season at Weber State, the Wildcats have struggled this season and are seeking their first win against a fellow Division I opponent.Weber State currently averages 69 points per game, tying them for 247th nationally with Southeast Missouri State.Senior guard Jerrick Harding, the Big Sky Conference’s Preseason Player of the year leads the Wildcats (17 points, 3.4 rebounds per game).Fellow senior guard, former Wasatch Academy star Cody John (12.5 points, 3.7 rebounds per game) is the only other Wildcat to average in double figures on the season. John also has a team-best six steals for Weber State.Junior guard Kham Davis (a team-best 4.3 rebounds per game) has also contributed to the Wildcats’ cause after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh of the Atlantic Coast Conference.Freshman guard Judah Jordan has a team-best 13 assists for the Wildcats and junior forward, Czech national Michal Kozak, has a team-best six blocks for Weber State.The Wildcats give up 71.7 points per game, tying them for 248th nationally in scoring defense with Northwestern State and Seattle U.The series is tied 6-6 all-time but the Wolverines are 5-0 all-time at home against Weber State.last_img read more

Royal Navy’s Only Gallipoli Surviving Craft to Open to Public

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Gallipoli View post tag: News by topic Royal Navy’s Only Gallipoli Surviving Craft to Open to Public Authorities View post tag: open View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: craftcenter_img View post tag: Surviving Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s Only Gallipoli Surviving Craft to Open to Public Share this article View post tag: Public August 4, 2015 The Royal Navy’s only Gallipoli surviving craft is in its final stages of preparation to open to public for the first time following a major restoration of the First World War warship.On 6th August, The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) will launch HMS M.33, and the vessel will welcome its first visitors on 7th August, following a distinctive and extensive conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).Come the centenary of her launch, HMS M.33 will be the only First World War warship to allow visitors to walk her decks this year.HMS M.33 is positioned in No.1 Dry Dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, alongside HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum. Fabricated in just seven weeks she was one of nearly forty “monitors” built in a rapid construction campaign following the outbreak of First World War.[mappress mapid=”16598″]Image: Focus Consultants View post tag: europelast_img read more

Australian coffee retailer opens second London outlet

first_imgAustralian coffee shop Kaffeine is to open a second site in central London.The business has been operating out of one shop near Oxford Circus, but has now negotiated a lease for a second 1,100sq ft site.The shop creates food on-site, and sells breads, cakes, muffins, tarts and salads.The company updated its website and said: “We believe it is a cracker of a site: south-facing, with a five metre-wide frontage with wide pavements, on a one-way street with not much traffic that runs parallel to Oxford Street.“Whilst negotiating the lease, we have also been working on the design, planning, staffing, council applications, menu development, suppliers etc and we are looking for an opening towards the end of February.”last_img read more

Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Will Be Released Next Friday, April 14th

first_imgAfter two weeks of build-up, Compton hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar revealed today that his new album will be released in one week, on Friday, April 14th. The buzz around Kendrick’s latest release (his third proper album and fourth studio release, including his 2016 To Pimp A Butterfly outtake project untitled unmastered), began on March 24th, when the rapper cleared his Instagram account and posted a somewhat cryptic “IV”. Lamar followed that up with the release of a brand new song, “The Heart Part 4.” The new track came nearly five years after he and his Black Hippy cohorts Ab-Soul and Jay Rock recorded “The Heart Part 3” in Las Vegas, three days before the release of his groundbreaking second album and major label debut good kid M.A.A.D. city. In a subtle hint within the song, Lamar warned that fans have “until April the 7th to get y’all shit together,” prompting speculation that the new album would be released on that day.Well, today is the day–April the 7th–and alas, no new Kendrick Lamar album. However, the mysterious date will not pass without big news on the record, as a pre-order link has appeared on iTunes for a new K Dot LP. The release is currently labeled simply as “ALBUM,” and none of the track names are listed, but a pre-order of the album reveals each song’s writing credits. While the credits do not match those circulated as a “leaked track list” last week, the real list is no less intriguing: Credited collaborators include 9th Wonder, James Blake, BadBadNotGood, The Alchemist, Mike WiLL Made It and, most surprisingly, Irish mega-band U2. While it is unclear if each of these listed collaborators actually worked with Kendrick or were simply sampled for the album, the list certainly piques our interest. You can check out the full (accurate) list below:Track 1: D. Tannenbaum and Anthony TiffithTrack 2: Mike WiLL Made-ItTrack 3: Sounwave, DJ Dahi, and Anthony TiffithTrack 4: Sounwave, James Blake, and Richie RieraTrack 5: SounwaveTrack 6: DJ Dahi, Sounwave, Anthony Tiffith, and Terrace MartinTrack 7: The Internet’s Steve Lacy, Anna Wise, and Anthony TiffithTrack 8: Mike WiLL Made-ItTrack 9: DJ Dahi, Mark Spears, and BadBadNotGoodTrack 10: Zacari Pacaldo, Teddy Walton, Sounwave, Greg Kurstin, and Anthony TiffithTrack 11: Mike WiLL Made-It, DJ Dahi, Sounwave, Anthony Tiffith, and U2Track 12: The AlchemistTrack 13: Richie Riera, Sounwave, DJ Dahi, D. Tannenbaum, Anthony Tiffith, and CardoTrack 14: 9th WonderNext Friday can’t come fast enough! Until then, enjoy the extravagant video for “HUMBLE,” the first single off of Kendrick’s upcoming album:[h/t – Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Fellowship lands Harvard pair in Israel over break

first_imgHarvard students Beth Drucker ’13 and Daniel Brandt ’12, along with more than 100 other student leaders from more than 60 universities across the United States and Canada, traveled over the holiday break to Israel to participate in the Hasbara Fellowships Israel Activism Training Program.Participants heard from historians, journalists, military personnel, politicians, and academics who offered a variety of perspectives on various topics. Students had the unique opportunity to go on strategic tours of Sderot, Hebron, and the Israeli borders with Syria and Lebanon.  This year, participants also met with an Israeli member of the Knesset, received top briefings at the Knesset and the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and visited Project Better Place in Tel Aviv to learn about Israel’s advances in alternative energy.last_img read more

Senator Borrello Co-Sponsors Legislation To Strengthen COVID-19 Privacy

first_imgNew York State Senator George Borrello. Image elements via NYS Senate.ALBANY – New York Senator George Borrello is co-sponsoring legislation that would help safeguard the privacy rights of affected individuals as regions around New York State ramp up their contact tracing capabilities to help contain and prevent new cases of COVID-19. Key provisions of the measure would establish criminal penalties for misuse of contact tracing data and protect individuals who are the subject of contact tracing efforts by requiring their explicit consent to utilize any digital tracing program.A fundamental disease control measure employed by local and state health departments for decades, contact tracing entails working with an infected patient to help them recall individuals they may have exposed to the illness. Public health staff then warn these exposed contacts and urge them to quarantine/isolate for 14 days to prevent wider exposure. Contact tracers employ a range of methods in their tracing efforts, from simple phone calls and in-person visits, to the use of sophisticated technologies that track the “digital footprint” of the patient.“As our state moves forward with reopening our economy and taking steps to prevent new COVID-19 infection spikes, contact tracing will be a core strategy for containing spread of the virus. This time-tested public health practice has been used to help contain infectious diseases for decades,” said Borrello. “Today there are an array of high-tech tools that contact tracers can use to track the movements and interactions of infected individuals, from smartphone apps to surveillance footage and GPS data. As helpful as these technologies can be, they also raise a host of privacy concerns. This legislation is intended to address those issues while recognizing the important role of contact tracing as a vital public health strategy in our continuing fight against this virus,” he added.A central provision of the measure would require that usage of any technology for the purpose of contact tracing would be voluntary and require an “opt-in” from the infected person. Users would also be able to revoke their consent at any time. The measure would also make the misuse or unauthorized dissemination of contact tracing data a class E felony as well as the unlawful use of a surveillance drone.“The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken to control its spread have forced us to endure some unprecedented limits on our freedoms in the name of public health. However, affected individuals can and should be protected from the personal privacy violations that can result from intrusive tracing technologies as well as the misuse of tracing data. The controls and criminal sanctions in this bill offer those needed protections,” said Borrello. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pennsylvania Woman Charged After Allegedly Driving Drunk

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.FRENCH CREEK – A Pennsylvania woman is facing DWI Leandra’s Law charges after allegedly driving drunk with a 10-year-old passenger.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Latasha Myers, 38, of Erie, PA, was pulled over on Route 474 just after 1 a.m. on Monday for a traffic infraction.Through investigation, deputies allege Myers was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol with a 10-year-old in her car.Myers was taken into custody and charged with DWI, DWI per se, DWI Leandra’s Law, unlicensed operator and moved from lane unsafely. The 10-year-old, deputies say, was returned to family members in PA.Myers was transported to Chautauqua County Jail to be arraigned through the centralized arraignment process. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Two Les Miz Understudies Will Step In For Supervillain Andy Mientus

first_img View Comments McCarrell, who will play Lost Boy Nibs in NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live!, has appeared on stage regionally in Bubble Boy, Summer of ‘42 and Next to Normal. Rosell appeared in the recent Toronto engagement and national tour of Les Miserables. The Laurence Connor and James Powell-helmed production marks the Broadway debut for both actors, as well as for Mientus. Les Miserables Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Related Shows Two students are jumping to the front of the class. Chris McCarrell and Matt Rosell, two Les Miserables ensemble members who understudy Marius, will temporarily take over the role at the Imperial Theatre. They step in as Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Andy Mientus films his two-episode arch on The Flash. McCarrell will feel a heart full of love from October 23 through November 2, with Rosell stepping in from November 4 through November 18. Mientus will return on November 19. The re-imagined Les Miz currently stars Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean, Will Swenson as Javert, Caissie Levy as Fantine, Nikki M. James as Eponine, Samantha Hill as Cosette, Jason Forbach as Enjolras and Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle as the Thenardiers. Kyle Scatliffe is expected to return to the role of Enjolras on December 2.last_img read more

Sienna Miller Will Take Over from Emma Stone in B’way’s Cabaret

first_imgPerfectly marvelous! Sienna Miller will star as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway. The stage and screen star is set to replace Emma Stone in the role opposite Alan Cumming’s Emcee from February 17. As previously reported, Stone will play her last performance in the Roundabout Theatre Company production on February 15. Miller will remain with the revival until it ends its limited engagement on March 29 at Studio 54. Miller made her Broadway debut in 2009 in Roundabout’s After Miss Julie; her other stage credits include As You Like It and Flare Path. She can currently be seen in movie theaters co-starring opposite Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. Additional screen credits include Layer Cake, Interview, The Edge of Love, Factory Girl, Casanova, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Girl, Foxcatcher and the upcoming Unfinished Business and High Rise. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret Related Shows View Comments In addition to Stone and Cumming, the musical currently features Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider, Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Bill Heck as Cliff, Aaron Krohn as Ernst and Hani Furstenberg as Fraulein Kost.last_img read more