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Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

More applications for GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT awards sought

first_img Howard Lake | 23 August 2004 | News More applications for GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT awards sought  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A tip on the trust-fundraising special interest group e-mail list suggests that GlaxoSmithKline is keen to receive more applications for its IMPACT awards.Unusually the awards offer up to £30,000 of unrestricted funding. They are open to registered charities which have operated for over three years in a health-related field in the UK, and which have an annual budget of under £750,000.The ten winners will each receive £20,000 and the overall winner will get an additional £10,000. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Recipients get to decide how to spend the money: there is no need for the charity to create a new project to benefit from the award. This is because the awards recognise success and achievements for existing work.Such flexible awards are unusual in the charity sector, so it is surprising that GlaxoSmithKline is having to encourage more applications, as indicated by Penny Clover, writing on the trust-fundraising e-mail list.The deadline for applications is 22 October 2004. 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.last_img read more

New CEO at the Fire Fighters Charity

first_img Howard Lake | 20 July 2011 | News New CEO at the Fire Fighters Charity Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fire Fighters Charity has appointed John Parry as its Chief Executive Officer. Parry has served with a number of fire brigades over the last 30 years, completing his serving career as Chief Fire Officer of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Executive Officer with Oxfordshire County Council.The Fire Fighters Charity is available for all members of the fire service community during their times of need, assisting thousands of individuals every year by providing bespoke treatment and support services.The charity has three centres in Devon, Cumbria and West Sussex, offering rehabilitation programmes to eligible beneficiaries of the fire service community, as well as recuperation breakswww.firefighterscharity.org.uk  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Haiti in turmoil as masses reject corrupt election

first_imgTens of thousands of Haitians took to the streets Jan. 22 to protest the scheduled second round of corrupt presidential elections. The demonstrators could hardly contain their glee when word spread that it had been canceled. They had defied both the vicious brutality of the cops and the “assurances” of U.S. diplomats that the first round had been fair.‘We oppose all: Stolen elections, stolen water, stolen gas, any interference. Down with 1-24-16 [election]!’Protests were held throughout the country, the largest of them in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) canceled the round without setting a new date.The protesters raised new demands on Jan. 24. They now want President Michel Martelly to leave office immediately, even before his term ends on Feb. 7.Fanmi Lavalas, a progressive mass party in Haiti whose leader is former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, called the decision of the CEP a victory for democracy and the Haitian people. The electoral council has been openly tied to the United States and the so-called “core” group of France, Canada, the Organization of American States, the United Nations and the European Union.Fanmi Lavalas said in a statement on its Facebook page Jan. 23 that it will continue to support struggles throughout the country.Massive protest inspires international supportThe march on Jan. 22 went along the Delmas Road from the poorest neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince to Petionville, where many of the rich and powerful live in sumptuous luxury. It then flowed back to the Champ de Mars, a large space in the center of Port-au-Prince.The march was shadowed by the Company for Intervention and the Maintenance of Order of the National Police. CIMO is Haiti’s heavily armed national SWAT team, but that day it limited itself to firing in the air and using tear gas.CIMO also cleared the streets of burning barricades and put out fires set in some fancy cars. Whenever CIMO set up a barricade, the protesters — with enthusiastic support from neighborhood people — split up and went around the cops. (Kim Ives and Tercier Daniel, Facebook)The protesters were so charged up that when CIMO personnel carriers pushed through the crowds, they pushed back, according to videos circulating on Facebook.This massive protest by the people, firmly rejecting pressures from U.S. imperialism and the Core Group that dictate how and who is chosen to lead the Haitian state, has inspired international support. The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) issued a statement Jan. 21 denouncing electoral fraud in Haiti, calling for the withdrawal of the U.N. forces known as Minustah and for the “cessation of any external interference from the international community against the will of the Haitian people.”The Argentine Solidarity Committee issued a call the same day, noting, “The Haitian people are in a critical battle at this moment fighting for sovereignty and the right of self-determination.” What makes this especially important is that Argentinian soldiers make up a significant portion of Minustah.Ending electoral crisis while economy tottersThere are two contending political positions in the Haitian opposition over how to resolve this electoral crisis. There is no support for extending Martelly’s term after Feb. 7. It is not going to be possible to organize elections before he is gone, and there are grave doubts about the fairness and validity of the parliamentary elections, even though the Haitian Parliament is meeting.Jovenel Moïse, the candidate for Martelly’s PHTK party and his imperialist backers like the U.N., the Core Group and the U.S., would like a brief, cleaned-up and widely accepted second round against Jude Célestin, candidate of the Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Empowerment (LAPEH). These two candidates came in first and second in the “official” counts. They’ve already spent over $100 million on this election and want to be done with it.Pitit Desalin and Fanmi Lavalas, the parties that came in third and fourth in the “official” counts, take the position that the first round of the election was fraudulent. They want to repeat the whole election cycle, including parliamentary elections, where there were also serious problems. Some political currents in this camp feel it is impossible to have fair and free elections when the country is militarily occupied by the U.N.’s Minustah troops.During this very sharp and serious struggle over the political direction of Haiti, its economy is tottering.The neighboring Dominican Republic has expelled 129,000 people because they are Haitians or the children of Haitians. They have been cooped up in totally dilapidated, nearly waterless camps on the border. Many spent their lives in the DR and are more comfortable speaking Spanish than Creole.Jovenel Moïse illustrates another economic problem plaguing Haiti. He is a banana exporter who, using $6 million in state loans, plus favorable rulings from local officials, was able to seize 2,371 acres by driving 800 farm families off their land. His plantation currently ships 40 truck-size containers of bananas to Germany each week and must begin shipping 160 a week within the next three years. That will mean more land grabbed and less production of food for domestic consumption, plus a higher import bill and less need for farm labor. (otherworldsarepossible.org, Jan. 21)Currently only 13 percent of Haiti’s workforce is in formal, regular jobs. Its economy, never fully recovered from the earthquake of six years ago and in bad shape before the earthquake, is being squeezed by global austerity.Since their revolution against French colonial rule more than two centuries ago, the Haitian people have never stopped struggling as hard as they can for real independence. Their struggle deserves our support.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalists could be fined a million dollars for criticizing emir

first_img February 23, 2015 Find out more KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa January 21, 2016 Find out more News September 5, 2014 Find out more KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa April 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists could be fined a million dollars for criticizing emir RSF_en News Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term Receive email alerts Follow the news on Kuwait Help by sharing this information Organisation Related documents 130410_cp_loi_medias_ar-2.pdfPDF – 294.3 KB New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists News Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a draft media law which the government unveiled on 8 April and which would deal a major setback to freedom of information in Kuwait if approved by the national assembly. It would allow the authorities to fine journalists up to 300,000 dinars (1 million dollars) for criticizing the emir or the crown prince, or misrepresenting what they say, and impose sentences of up to 10 years in prison on journalists who insult God, the Prophets of Islam, or the Prophet Mohamed’s wives or companions.“We are outraged by the government’s desire to use this draconian law to control information and restrict freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said, urging the national assembly to reject it. “We point out that freedom of information is a fundamental freedom enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Kuwait ratified this declaration and must respect its national and international obligations. If adopted by the national assembly, this law would pose a terrible threat to media freedom and would certainly not ‘bolster’ the media, as the Information Minister cynically claimed.”The bill’s unveiling follows a dangerous surge in convictions of news providers in the past few months. The victims include the blogger Badr Al-Rashidi, who was sentenced on appeal on 20 March to five years of forced labour on charges of sending tweets that supposedly insulted the emir, spread false information and undermined the emirate’s reputation. Detained since June 2012 and originally sentenced to two years in prison, Rashidi always insisted on his innocence and denies sending the offending tweets. His Twitter account continued to be used after his arrest, proving that it was being used by someone else and must have been hacked into.On 4 February, the court of cassation upheld a sentence of 10 years of forced labour for the blogger Ourance Rashidi, who was convicted on 27 October 2011 of criticizing the emir in videos posted on YouTube and spreading “false information.”Ayyad Al-Harbi, a journalist with the independent website Sabr who has more than 13,000 followers on Twitter, was sentenced to two years in prison on 7 January for “insulting the emir” in articles about corruption in government circles and the regime’s repressive policies.Those defended by Reporters Without Borders include Rima Al-Baghdady and Ahmad El-Enezi, two journalists with the Kuwaiti TV station Al-Yaum who read an opposition press release during a news bulletin on 9 October 2012. They are accused of defaming the emir, undermining his authority and insulting the emirate’s traditional values – charges that carry a possible five-year jail term. In a hearing on 10 April, the court decided to postpone examination of defence evidence until 8 May.“All the jail sentences being imposed on bloggers and netizens are a source of serious concern,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The latest sentences are very severe – two to ten years in prison for blog posts, tweets or a few videos! The convictions on charges of insulting the emir and spreading false information are in most cases a roundabout way of preventing criticism of the government, so this policy of intimidating bloggers and netizens directly threatens freedom of information.” News Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go furtherlast_img read more

Kaplan, Lambda Chi Alpha to Launch Transformational Programs that Support Soft Skills, Credentials for…

first_img Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter Kaplan, Lambda Chi Alpha to Launch Transformational Programs that Support Soft Skills, Credentials for Gen Z Students  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. & LONDON & CARMEL, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– Kaplan, Inc., a global leader in academic innovation, and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, one of the largest fraternities in North America, today announced the planned launch of a set of transformational new programs that will address the gap between college education and career readiness training, providing digital badge credentials and marketable skills to help meet the needs of Generation Z college students. Prior to the 2021 fall semester, Lambda Chi Alpha members can enroll and start earning credentials in the innovative Leadership Skills CredentialProgram, designed in partnership with Kaplan to develop four learning journeys: Leadership, Finance, Philanthropy, and Recruiting. This training will teach a blend of technical and soft skills, such as, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, work ethic, flexibility, adaptability and other interpersonal skills needed to successfully obtain and maintain employment. “We saw an opportunity to provide a resource that many college-aged students in Generation Z don’t have right now,” said Troy Medley, CEO of Lambda Chi Alpha, which has chapters at nearly 200 universities. “As we continue to grapple with an unprecedented pandemic and economic recession, Gen Z students need and want greater ROI from their college experience. Employers also want to know that the graduates they hire are career-ready. Likewise, students want to graduate with quantifiable abilities that lead to a high-paying job. We believe this program will bridge the gap between the high-level theory of college classroom learning and real-world practical training. The certifications earned will offer proof of work readiness that our members can offer employers.” Lambda Chi Alpha executive leadership collaborated with Kaplan to design the Leadership Skills CredentialProgram, which will be delivered through Kaplan Performance Academy (KPA), a proprietary management system that provides digital learning experiences, technology and expertise to enhance professional performance in the workplace. The Leadership Skills Credential Program will help Gen Z students overcome deficiencies in work experience and workplace readiness which have been exacerbated under the current pandemic and recession. The timing of this comprehensive career readiness training and support could not be better for students. As COVID-19 continues to negatively impact jobs, the economy and employment, the oldest Generation Z members (ages 18 to 22) are facing tremendous challenges entering the workforce, including record-high unemployment. According to the Pew Research Center, half of Gen Zers reported that they or someone in their household had lost a job or taken a cut in pay because of the pandemic. Making matters worse, Gen Zers are already less likely to have work experience compared to previous generations when they were young adults. While 62 percent of Gen Z was employed in 2018, a higher percentage of Millennials (71 percent) and Gen Xers (79 percent) were working when they were a comparable age, which means many Gen Z young adults could lack the basic skills to succeed in today’s workplace. With competency-based certifications earned as a benefit, the Leadership Skills Credential Program will initially offer 23 competencies or topics. The program will be offered to all Lambda Chi Alpha officers (chapter presidents, treasurers, recruitment chairs, and philanthropy chairs) and will eventually include all fraternity members. Andrew Perkins, KPA Global Director, said, “The students who receive this training will have a huge advantage over their peers in the job market. Today’s business environment demands that employees have practical application of the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace. We have designed the curriculum in a way that will engage college students in visual and interactive experiences. The skills and credentials they earn will increase their job opportunities and help them succeed in their careers.” Employers agree. “I believe that Lambda Chi Alpha’s efforts in providing a digital badging certification program to its members give its student leaders the opportunity to represent the vital career readiness skills they develop during their Greek experience and a way to demonstrate those skills to potential employers on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and similar documentation,” said David Ong, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition for Maximus, Inc., and the President-elect of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Specializing in corporate training, Kaplan’s KPA works with companies around the world to offer assessments, customized learning journeys, and skills coaching in a variety of delivery methods and features a global network of accredited subject matter experts to support individuals in their professional development. The Leadership Skills Credential Program training will be certified by an independent third party, Credly Acclaim, which works with leading brands including IBM, Adobe, Oracle and Dell. These companies use Credly as an internal certification tool to measure the growth of their employees’ competencies and skills. The partnership between Lambda Chi Alpha and Kaplan highlights the evolving nature of both organizations. Long known on college campuses for its test prep offerings, Kaplan is a diversified global educational powerhouse that has recently begun offering a number of “work prep” solutions, from programs to help high school students explore potential careers to solutions enabling universities to combine degree programs with industry-recognized credentials. Lambda Chi Alpha, founded in 1909, is working to create a model modern fraternity that prioritizes leadership, membership, diversity and inclusion, physical and mental health, and public service. This includes placing greater emphasis on creating leadership opportunities for members that carry professional value, broadening its role from building relationships to building critical lifelong skills. About Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Headquartered in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Ind., Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is one of the largest men’s general fraternities in North America with more than 295,000 initiated members and has held chapters at more than 300 universities. In the early 1970s, it was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, sexual assault and other challenges facing today’s college student. Complemented by its partnerships with Feeding America and the JED Foundation, Lambda Chi Alpha serves to enhance higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development, personal growth, career networking and lifelong friendships. The mission of Lambda Chi Alpha is to inspire and equip men to lead an ethical life of growth, service, and leadership. Lambda Chi Alpha envisions a world where the ideal man pursues a life of respect and inclusion for all. A world where we support and encourage one another. And a world where every brother models and embraces our values: loyalty, duty, respect, service and stewardship, honor, integrity, and personal courage. To learn more about Lambda Chi, please visit www.lambdachi.org. #GrowServeLead About Kaplan Kaplan provides individuals, universities, and businesses a broad array of educational services, including higher and professional education, test preparation, language training, corporate and leadership training, and student recruitment, online enablement and other university support services. With operations in nearly 30 countries, Kaplan serves nearly 1.1 million students each year and has partnerships with 2,000-plus universities, colleges, and schools/school districts, and more than 4,000 businesses globally. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC). For more information, please visit kaplan.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005321/en/ CONTACT: For Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Charles Chamberlayne Chamberlayne PR +1 202-302-7612 [email protected] For Kaplan Gregory Ten Eyck Director, Communications +1 954-515-3026 [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDIANA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION TRAINING CONTINUING UNIVERSITY SOURCE: Kaplan, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Letterkenny Town Council passes budget for 2013

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook By News Highland – December 21, 2012 Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter News WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook Previous articleSignificant progress on Letterkenny’s Bonagee Link Road projectNext articleBuncrana budget meeting this afternoon News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Letterkenny Town Council has passed its budget for 2013 at the first time of asking.County Manager Seamus Neely said that collaboration has been an important element of Letterkenny Town Council’s relationships with other groups and bodies in the town, and that is particularly evident in the adoption of a retail marketing fund which will see 40,000 euro invested in a joint initiative with Letterkenny Chamber. A similar project, which ran this year, was hailed a major success.Monies for tourism marketing, festivals and other events will see over 80,000 spent promoting the town, while 103,000 euro will go towards community grants, which Mr Neely says will attract other investment and development in some instances.Seamus Neely says the success of the council’s efforts this year has allowed him to avoid a rates increase……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/frineelfri.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, Mayor Cllr Dessie Larkin told members he has asked the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland to look at the possibility of a constitutional challenge to the decision to scrap the town council system.He says if the will of the people is that town councils are scrapped, he will accept that, but Cllr Larkin says the people should be asked directly……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/frrides.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Letterkenny Town Council passes budget for 2013last_img read more

Career File: Elaine Code

first_img Comments are closed. Thismonth Elaine Code Trainer at Primary International Age “In spirit, 30-something.” Howlong have you been in training? About 10 years.Howlong have you been with your company? One year.Whatdoes your role involve?Primary International provides travel insurance products and packages forthe travel trade and insurance brokers. I’m involved in training travel agents inproduct knowledge, providing training kits for our clients’ trainers andsupervisors and providing in-house IT training.Whatis the best thing about your job?There is plenty of variety and it feels good to be in the position ofimparting knowledge.Whatis the worst things about the job?There really aren’t any!Whatis your current focus?Learning our bespoke computer programmes and ensuring everyone has basicskills in Windows, Word and Excel.Preferredterminology?Development. Some people are turned off by the word “training”, simplybecause they think it will take time. What many people forget is developingskills saves time and inevitably helps both the individuals and the company. Weshould all be developing constantly to move forward; we cannot lag behind andstand still.Areyou good at self-development?I think so. I love learning and gaining knowledge. I never believe instanding still – life is too short to pack everything in, but you have to havea go.Whatself-development have you done in the last six months?Because I use DTP in my work I have been studying graphic design andPhotoshop. I am now desperately searching for time to learn more about thevarious software packages I use.Wheredo you want to be in five years time?Developing training events. In previous jobs I have been involved inorganising events for companies such as Virgin Holidays, Golden Wonder andMotorola. I would like to develop training experiences that consist ofimparting knowledge, experience, and virtual experience of situations, combinedwith fun.Whatwas the most useful course you ever went on?Holway Associates interested me in the fun element of using a game formatin training. It is a great way of ensuring travel agents read a brochure orpolicy for themselves in a relaxed and informal manner. I also attended atwo-day train-the-trainer course by Office Associates – the emphasis was on ITtraining and the trainers flew in from the States. They were excellent.Whatwas the worst course you went on?I tend to remember the good times. I learn something from every course andI honestly cannot remember a “worst” one.Whatdid you want to do when you left school?I didn’t really know. My worst subject was maths and I approached threebanks for work, all of which said yes!Whatwas your first job?I worked in a bank. It was pretty boring and I left to travel around Canadaand the US.Whatwas the best career decision you every made?Accepting a job with Pegasus Holidays/Saintseal Travel. It was a greatcompany to work for and provided plenty of opportunity to learn new skills andretain my fluent Italian. They also introduced me to long haul travel and Iworked as a rep in St Lucia.Whatwas the worst career decision you ever made?Spending a year in a job that didn’t offer me any new skills. Most of thetime was spent firefighting to avert disasters.Whichof your skills do you most value?IT. It is the way of the future and without it you cannot survive. Goodpeople skills are important but you mostly gain that from experience and Igained plenty working as a rep/tour leader.Howmany minutes is it since someone senior in your organisation said “people areour greatest assets”?The senior management are very people-oriented here. There is a greatatmosphere. We often have nights out together at events such as football,karaoke or bowling.Evaluation– holy grail or impossible dream?One strives for holy grail, but sometimes lack of access to the people ortime makes it an impossible dream.Howdo you think your job will have changed in five years’ time?Technology never stands still so there will no doubt be more developmentson that side.Whatdo you think the core skills for your job will be in the future?People skills will always be required for training, plus the ability tokeep up with new technology in the workplace.Whatadvice would you give to someone starting out in training and development?Always be open and willing to try out new ideas.Ifyou could have any job in the world, what would it be?Organising events for a charity – I love organising and enjoying the buzzof seeing a successful event, plus it would be good to be able to help a worthycause.Whatis your motto?Help others and enjoy life.Describeyour management style in three words.Enthusiastic and lively.Howwould you like to be remembered by your colleagues?As a caring person who contributed to the success of the company. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Career File: Elaine CodeOn 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

VC-backed brokerage Side gets $150M in funding

first_img BrokerageProptechResidential Real EstateTechnology Tags Side CEO Guy Gal (Photo via Disclosures)Guy Gal’s proptech product Side has gotten another financial boost.The startup has raised an additional $150 million in a round led by Coatue Management, Bloomberg News reported. After the latest funding round, the company is valued at $1 billion, according to the firm. Previous rounds have brought in investments from ex-Trulia president and COO Paul Levine and Patricia Nakache of Trinity Ventures.“The real estate market is kind of ripe for change and innovation,” Nakache told the publication. She added that Side is unique because it helps agents build their own brands, while traditional brokerages leverage agents to build their brokerage brands.Read moreYou can’t sit with us: How Side’s elite-agent model could upend the resi brokerage gameThis Side up: White label brokerage plucks luxury team from CompassSide Deal: Kofi Nartey bolts Compass for VC-backed rival Full Name* Side generates revenue by taking a 10 percent commission from its platform, using agents’ deal commissions, The Real Deal has previously reported. Gal, Side’s CEO, told Bloomberg News that the model is more appealing to top-performing agents whose average annual sales volume is $45 million.The additional funding will be used to expand the company’s reach beyond its current markets in California, Texas and Florida. [Bloomberg News] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Share via Shortlink Email Address* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Genomic methods take the plunge: Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing of marine mammals

first_imgThe dramatic increase in the application of genomic techniques to non-model organisms (NMOs) over the past decade has yielded numerous valuable contributions to evolutionary biology and ecology, many of which would not have been possible with traditional genetic markers. We review this recent progression with a particular focus on genomic studies of marine mammals, a group of taxa that represent key macroevolutionary transitions from terrestrial to marine environments and for which available genomic resources have recently undergone notable rapid growth. Genomic studies of NMOs utilize an expanding range of approaches, including whole genome sequencing, restriction site-associated DNA sequencing, array-based sequencing of single nucleotide polymorphisms and target sequence probes (e.g., exomes), and transcriptome sequencing. These approaches generate different types and quantities of data, and many can be applied with limited or no prior genomic resources, thus overcoming one traditional limitation of research on NMOs. Within marine mammals, such studies have thus far yielded significant contributions to the fields of phylogenomics and comparative genomics, as well as enabled investigations of fitness, demography, and population structure. Here we review the primary options for generating genomic data, introduce several emerging techniques, and discuss the suitability of each approach for different applications in the study of NMOs.last_img read more