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Previous Article Next Article Private and public-sector employers at Gatwick have formed a task force toensure that the airport’s expansion is not handicapped by skills shortages. Directors from BAA Gatwick, economic advisers from local businesses andrepresentatives from the county and borough councils have set up the GatwickEmployment Forum to look at the challenges facing the airport’s expandinglabour market. A survey of 300 companies based at the airport, by BAA Gatwick’s strategyplanning and environment department, shows that the number of airport employeeshas risen by 15 per cent over the past four years to 30,000 and is forecast toincrease to 34,000 by 2008. The forum will provide information on the size and character of the airportworkforce, identify skills shortages and highlight key local issues whichaffect employment, such as housing, transport and demographics. Cathy Wilcher, BAA Gatwick’s HR director, said this information is crucialto ensure the skills of potential employees are matched with vacancies onoffer. She said, “The workforce across the airport is so extensive and diverseit is vital that we as a major employer closely monitor and understand thetrends and character of all the staff based at Gatwick to help us understandthe labour market. “We are looking to expand future surveys to embrace topics such asemployees’ home locations, travel-to-work patterns, specific areas experiencingrecruitment problems and training and forecast areas of future growth and staffshortages.” The forum will meet once a year. But a series of working groups – includingone on recruitment, retention and best practice, another on transport andtravel to work and a third covering housing and the impact on recruitment –will meet more often. By Ben Willmott Task force to pre-empt skills crisis at GatwickOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
June 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, the following bill became law:Act 40 – House Bill 1436, sponsored by Rep. Godshall, amends Title 66 (Public Utilities), in rates and distribution systems, providing for computation of income tax expense for ratemaking purposes. House Bill 1436 Becomes Law
“As key players in capital markets, increasing investment in personal pensions is one of the priorities of the Capital Markets Union. They offer the potential to inject more savings into capital markets and channel additional financing to productive investments.”The Commission said the consultation would help it analyse the case for an EU personal pension framework.It is the latest step taken by the Commission in relation to developing private pensions in the EU, with EIOPA drafted in to provide advice.The Commission noted that its recent consultation built on previous consultations by it and EIOPA “but increases their scope”.In its advice to the Commission, EIOPA favoured a pan-European personal pension product (PEPP) under a so-called 2nd regime, complementing existing private pension products and for voluntary adoption by providers.It stuck by this in its recent, final advice to the Commission.This idea, however, is only one of the options the Commission includes in its consultation, which it said could range from “self-regulatory approaches (cooperation among stakeholders) to more comprehensive EU intervention (harmonising at EU level the national personal pension regimes)”.It floats four possible approaches on that spectrum, one of which is a European personal pension account akin to the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) in the US.Margot Jilet, policy adviser at PensionsEurope, said this looked like a new option the Commission was considering.“They haven’t skewed the consultation toward any one approach,” she told IPE. “That’s in line with what they previously indicated – that they would adopt a broad consultation.”Indeed, the Commission said it aimed to build on EIOPA’s advice and “widen the range of possible options and stakeholders consulted”.The Commission’s consultation on private pensions was expected to be published in early July but is said to have been delayed as a result of the Brexit-spurred resignation of the UK’s commissioner, Jonathan Hill, in charge of the financial stability, financial services and CMU brief.Latvia’s Valdis Dombrovskis has succeeded him.Speaking at the PensionsEurope conference in Brussels on 23 June – the day of the UK referendum – Hill told delegates the Commission would be launching a consultation on personal pensions before the summer break, and that a feasibility study was already underway.He said a public hearing would be held in October; it is now said this could be delayed.The consultation closes on 31 October.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to European Commission “Public consultation on a potential EU personal pension framework” The European Commission has launched a consultation on a potential EU framework for personal pensions, which builds on previous consultations by it and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) but has broader scope.The consultation is public and aimed at identifying potential obstacles to the take-up of third-pillar pension products. It is part of the Commission’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, which aims to develop the capital markets in the European Union to boost economic growth, in particular by freeing up financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).“The consultation,” it said, “will enable the Commission to assess what can be done at EU level to support a wider choice of personal pensions competing across borders.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm Contact Tyler: [email protected] For the first time this season, No. 2 Syracuse (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) trailed at the end of the first half. Then a successful comeback in the second frame produced a familiar result.Alyssa Murray and Katie Webster both netted hat tricks to help the Orange storm past No. 10 Boston College (3-1, 1-1) for a hard-fought 11-9 victory in Newton, Mass. With the win, Syracuse now sits in sole possession of first place in the ACC.“We rushed our shots early on, and some of our players lost a little confidence,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “We came out in the second and responded.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game remained scoreless until Murray received a pass from Kayla Treanor and fired it past BC goalkeeper Emily Mata with 19:41 remaining in the first half.Mata, though, made five saves during the frame to help the Eagles jump in front. Mikaela Rix provided the offensive fireworks by firing three tallies past SU’s Kelsey Richardson to help build a 4-3 lead by the break.“It was extremely cold, and it played into BC’s style,” Gait said. “They slowed the ball and the game down.”But Syracuse was able to pick up the pace.Webster tied the game only 2:22 into the second half, and minutes later a four-goal spurt put the Orange ahead for good. Treanor began the run with her 17th goal of the year, and freshman Taylor Poplawski also raised her goal tally on the season to 12. Treanor added another score for her team-leading 18th goal.The Eagles stuck around and faced a manageable 10-8 deficit with only three minutes remaining. Then an empty-net goal by Gabby Jaquith dashed any hopes of overtime.The Orange will kick off a seven-game home stand Sunday at 1 p.m. against Towson, the team’s third consecutive ranked opponent.“Being on the road isn’t a bad thing at times,” Gait said, “but it will be good to be back home in the Dome.” Comments
UPDATED: Feb. 27, 2018 at 6:03 p.m.Beat writers Sam Fortier and Tomer Langer join the show to discuss Syracuse basketball. Fortier starts by breaking down what it’s like to cover an event at Cameron Indoor Stadium (0:00-6:00). Then Langer provides our weekly random Kenpom stat. Then the writers play stock up stock down (13:00-17:00) before finishing on the final two games of SU’s season and FBI investigations into the NCAA.CORRECTION: In the podcast, the seed Syracuse needs to avoid to not play on Tuesday of the ACC Tournament was misstated. Syracuse needs to avoid a bottom-6 seed to not play on Tuesday of the tournament, not a bottom-4 seed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm
SEATTLE – Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates.The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private foundation not only helped create the Washington State Charter Schools Association, but has at times contributed what amounts to an entire year’s worth of revenues for the 5-year-old charter advocacy group.All told, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $25 million to the charter group that is credited with keeping the charter schools open after the state struck down the law, and then lobbying legislators to revive the privately run, publicly funded schools.It’s an extreme example of how billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.Since 2006, philanthropists and their private foundations and charities have given almost half a billion dollars to those groups, according to an Associated Press analysis of tax filings and Foundation Center data. The review looked at 52 groups noted by a U.S. Department of Education website as official charter school resources in the 44 states plus Washington, D.C., that currently have a charter law, as well as the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.Most of the money has gone to the top 15 groups, which received $425 million from philanthropy. The Walton Family Foundation, run by the heirs to the Walmart fortune, is the largest donor to the state charter advocates, giving $144 million to 27 groups.“We ought to be paying more attention to who these organizations are, and what kind of vision they have, and what drives them. A lot of these organizations have extraordinary influence, and it’s often pretty quiet influence,” said Jon Valant, an education policy expert at Brookings.Charters aren’t subject to the same rules or standards governing traditional public schools but are embraced by Gates and other philanthropists who see them as investments in developing better and different ways to educate those who struggle in traditional school systems, particularly children in poor, urban areas. Studies on academic success are mixed.The charter support groups, as nonprofits, are typically forbidden from involvement in political campaigns, but the same wealthy donors who sustain them in many cases directly channel support to pro-charter candidates through related political action committees or their own contributions. In one indication of the philanthropy’s success in asserting its priorities, Georgia’s lieutenant governor was recorded saying he was motivated to support school choice laws to curry the Walton foundation’s favour for his gubernatorial campaign. The Walton foundation has denied any connection to the candidate.Nationwide, about 5 per cent of students attend charters. They have become a polarizing political issue amid criticism from some, notably teachers unions, that they drain resources from cash-starved schools and erode the neighbourhood schooling model that defines communities.The Walton foundation notes the groups it funds have resources that often pale in comparison to the war chests of teachers unions, the usual foes in their battles over state education policy.“The philanthropic support is essential for a small group of schools” that represents disadvantage families without their own political power, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a University of Washington-affiliated think-tank that has in the past been funded by the Gates foundation to support charter schools and traditional school districts working together.But John Rogers, an education policy expert and UCLA professor, said it’s a problem for democracy that billionaires who back a certain model of education reform can go toe-to-toe with a critical mass of professional teachers.“A handful of billionaires who are advancing their vision of education reform is very different than having 200,000-some odd teachers across the state representing their understanding of public education through their union representation,” Rogers said.In California, the Waltons are the biggest backers of the powerhouse California Charter School Association, which has gotten more than $100 million since 2006 with support coming also from Gates, Michael and Susan Dell and the Mark Zuckerburg-backed Silicon Valley Community foundations.“We’re proud of our partners and very open about our desired outcomes, and that is, honestly, access to more better schools,” said Marc Sternberg, who leads the Walton foundation’s education program.Sternberg said the foundation doesn’t set the agenda but wants to empower the local vision, which has included the charter association’s fight for more money and access to public school buildings through lawsuits against Los Angeles Unified, the country’s second-largest school district. The California charter group said it works aggressively when painted into a corner.A political arm of the association also has been a force in Golden State politics. It’s now focusing on pushing pro-charter candidates in the November election, including former charter schools executive Marshall Tuck for state schools superintendent, and a number of legislative seats.In Washington state, charter skeptics say Gates single-handedly propped up the entire charter school network. He gave at least $4 million to help pass a state charter school law, though the concept had failed three times at the ballot. Voters eventually approved a charter school law in 2012, making Washington one of the last states to adopt the schooling model.After the state’s highest court ruled in 2015 that the charter law’s funding model was unconstitutional, the Gates-backed state charter group shepherded almost $5 million to keep the lights on at six charter schools and urged legislators to pass a new law. In 2016, its political arm called Washington Charters Action was created, and an affiliated political action committee has already given small amounts to dozens of state lawmakers up for election this fall.Today, the state’s teachers union is challenging the second version of the law. The Washington Educators Association’s spokesman Rich Wood said the charter group inserted itself into the case after the union sued the state.The Washington charter group — and all the charter schools in the state — wouldn’t agree to be interviewed. The Gates foundation said in a statement it is not involved with the lawsuit but values the association’s technical work helping charter schools blossom.Some critics say money can define the advocacy itself, so not all charter support groups accept money from the billionaire philanthropists.A second statewide charter support organization in California, the Charter Schools Development Center, relies on programming fees to preserve its independence, according to director Eric Premack.Though the two California charter groups share many similar values, Premack said, they’re on different sides of the testing issue: how to and how much to use test scores to determine educational quality. Premack said he rejects test-based accountability — embraced by the California Charter Schools Association and many of its business mogul donors — as antithetical to the charter movement’s innovative spirit.“You often find them being close political bedfellows — if not the same — who support high-stakes testing,” Premack said.___Associated Press journalist Larry Fenn in New York contributed to this report.___Follow AP Education Reporter Sally Ho on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_SallyHo
Christina Cressman, a tour presenter with WorkBC Find Your Fit says the program goes to different schools all around British Columbia, two schools a week, travelling to 40 cities.Cressman said, “We come into the schools and set up for the whole school day and then stay open for the community session from 3 to 7 p.m. and we have about 12 different stations here. The stations show them an idea of different careers”.Some of the stations included a 3-d printer, carpenter’s table, computer programing and even a flight simulator.Students were also given the opportunity to use an Ipad station to access software that displays an up-to-date list of careers currently available in B.C.“The main goal of this event is to get students thinking about post-secondary and what they want to do with their lives once they’re done school,” said Cressman.The program started in October and finishes up in March. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Students were given the opportunity to explore career paths at the ‘Find Your Fit’ event at Dr. Kearney Middle School on Friday.The event offered a wide range of hands-on displays featuring many career possibilities.Hosted by WorkBC, the event aims to get students enthused about the workforce. For more information on Find Your Fit, you can visit https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers/Find-Your-Fit-Tour.aspx
Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu are coming together again for a supernatural thriller. The yet-untitled film will be produced by Sunir Kheterpal for Azure Entertainment and will be shot in November and December this year. It is slated to release in 2020. “I always knew I will work again with Anurag considering the experience I had during Manmarziyaan but didn’t know it will happen so soon,” Taapsee said in a statement. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot”Sunir and I have also been discussing on working on more subjects together since quite some time and this was an immediate ayes’ for all of us on board. I am looking forward to this film as I have not explored supernatural genre in Hindi films as yet,” she added. At the moment, Kashyap is busy exploring locations for setting of the film as the place where the movie is set is integral to the supernatural theme. “Taapsee keeps me on my toes and she is on a mission to push me to take on challenges. She threw this one at me and I am taking it on. I have never done anything like this before so I am looking forward to it,” Kashyap said. To this Kheterpal said: “It is a delight to package this subject with supremely talented combination of Anurag and Taapsee. We have been brought together by superlative material and it is going to be an exciting journey owing to the genre and the talent attached to the film.”