Aslef pay deal to set standard

first_imgA railcompany has brokered a pay agreement which is set to be a benchmark for thesector. Great NorthEastern Railway has negotiated a deal with drivers’ union Aslef to give 250drivers a 20 per cent pay rise – equivalent to an annual salary of £33,000 –from April.As part ofthe agreement, pensionable pay for full-service employees will be increased by£6,455 to £27,500 and there will be an additional bonus of £5,500. GNER HRdirector Mike Goodie, one of the pivotal figures in the negotiations, said,“This agreement reduces the possibility of industrial action in the future andimproves industrial relations.”He added,“This pay rise recognises the professional status of our drivers.” Related posts:No related photos. Aslef pay deal to set standardOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

The Negotiator Awards – two weeks left to enter!

first_imgThis is your chance to win one of the UK’s top residential property awards! But there’s just two weeks to go before the closing date of 30 June. So here’s a reminder to all agents who haven’t completed their entries – we need them very soon!Download the entry form and guidance by CLICKING HERE and learn more about the awards at – The Negotiator Awards are free to enter.We’re confident that this year will be even better than last and we’re already well into the planning for the event, to make sure that The Negotiator Awards retains its position as ‘the one to win.’It is very easy to enter The Negotiator Awards, you simply complete a short form and prepare a supporting statement telling the judges why your company deserves an award – full details and advice on preparing your submission are on our special website.That’s it!There is no formality, no risk, no cost! The Negotiator Awards is absolutely free to enter – it is the only property awards event that carries no entry fee – another scheme charges £230 per office for the first category entered, £115 for the second and third categories entered – that’s £460 to pay before you even know if you are shortlisted. We don’t think that is fair, so we continue to follow our nine-year tradition – it’s completely free to take part!The second point is that there is a category for every sales and/or lettings agent, whether independent, corporate or franchised, every property manager, auctioneer and more.And we haven’t forgotten those who help agents to be the best – the industry suppliers; whether it’s software, insurances, signage, mortgage brokers or property portals, every supplier is in with a chance to win recognition for their technology, services and products or professional support.Our headline sponsor for The Negotiator Awards is The Property Software Group, well-known to you through its leading software brands: Vebra, Jupix, Alto, CFP and Core.Download the entry form and guidance now at Award categories are below – full details and entry forms are on our website.Category 1Community Champion of the YearCategory 2Marketing Campaign of the YearCategory 3Website of the YearCategory 4Rising Star of the YearCategory 5Residential Auction House of the YearSupplier AwardsAs a property industry supplier do you deliver more than you promise? Are your products and services making the agents’ businesses fly? Is your technology way ahead of the crowd? Suppliers may enter only one of these three categories:Category 6Supplier of the Year: Technology SoftwareCategory 7Supplier of the Year: Services and ProductsCategory 8Supplier of the Year: Professional SupportCategory 9Property Management Department of the YearCategory 10Property Management Company of the YearCategory 11Innovator of the YearCategory 12Employer of the YearCategory 13Online Agency of the YearCategory 14New Agency of the YearCategory 15Franchise or Network Group of the YearRegional Agency AwardsYou may not be the largest sales or lettings agency in your region, you may not be the longest established – or you may be. The question is, are you the best? Enter in these categories:Category 16 North EastNorthumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesborough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees.Category 17 North WestCumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside.Category 18 Yorkshire and The HumberSouth Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding, York, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire.Category 19 East MidlandsLincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland.Category 20 West MidlandsStaffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire.Category 21 East of EnglandNorfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire.Category 22 LondonCategory 23 South EastKent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey.Category 24 South WestGloucestershire, Somerset, Bristol and Bath, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall.Category 25ScotlandCategory 26WalesCategory 27Northern IrelandAgency of the Year AwardsCategory 28Small Lettings Agency of the Year (1-3 branches)Category 29Medium Lettings Agency of the Year (4-11 branches)Category 30Large Lettings Agency of the Year (12+ branches)Category 31Small Estate Agency of the Year (1-3 branches)Category 32Medium Estate Agency of the Year (4-11 branches)Category 33Large Estate Agency of the Year (12+ branches)residential property awards categories TheNegotiator Awards 2015 June 17, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » The Negotiator Awards – two weeks left to enter! previous nextThe Negotiator Awards – two weeks left to enter!17th June 20150624 Viewslast_img read more

USS Miami Commanding Officer Discusses Navy Career with NROTC Students

first_img View post tag: Officer Training & Education View post tag: Career View post tag: students View post tag: discusses The commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) discussed naval leadership with nearly 150 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) students attending six universities, Nov. 28.These universities belong to the consortium of colleges managed by the Boston University-MIT NROTC Consortium. Cmdr. Roger Meyer‘s visit to these universities comes on the heels of an earlier NROTC visit to two units located in Maine in late October. “Visits to the various NROTC units both in Maine and in Boston are a great way to educate our future naval leaders,” said Meyer, who was accompanied by his Chief of the Boat, Master Chief Yeomen (SS) Tyrus Rock and a junior officer.The first NROTC unit Meyer spoke with is located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which includes students who attend MIT, Harvard University and Tufts University. The second NROTC visit was at Boston University, which includes students who attend the university as well as Boston College and Northeastern University.Lt. Ken Kirkwood, assistant professor of naval science at Boston University planned the six-college tour for the visiting commanding officer to provide leadership training for the budding naval officers.“Cmdr. Meyer’s visit fits in nicely with our required training our NROTC units are due to receive on a yearly basis,” said Kirkwood. “However, his visit will touch on experience he has gained in his naval career and the lessons he has learned along the way leading up to his career as a commanding officer of a submarine.”Prior to reporting to Boston University, Kirkwood was assigned to the Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752). Kirkwood added that Meyer’s visit will serve as a motivator for those under classmen who are interested in pursuing careers in the submarine force. “I have several under classmen who have expressed interest in pursuing careers in the submarine force and Cmdr. Meyer’s visit will be very influential for them,” said Kirkwood.Miami, currently undergoing maintenance and several system upgrades at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, is the third Navy vessel to bear the name of the city of Miami, Fla.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 30, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Miami View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commanding Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Miami Commanding Officer Discusses Navy Career with NROTC Students View post tag: NROTC November 30, 2012 USS Miami Commanding Officer Discusses Navy Career with NROTC Students View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more

Germany unveils names of five new K130 corvettes

first_img Share this article Germany’s defense ministry has announced names of the five new corvettes to be built for the country’s navy.The second batch of Braunschweig-class (K130) corvettes will be named Köln, Emden, Karlsruhe, Augsburg, and Lübeck. They will also be affiliated with their namesake cities.As informed, the five vessels will be constructed in phases. ‘Köln’ is scheduled to start construction in January 2019, with a keel laying ceremony planned for April 2019.Corvette Köln will be followed by Emden, Karlsruhe, Augsburg, and Lübeck. The keel for the final vessel is expected to be laid in December 2020.In 2017, a contract worth €2.4 billion for the construction of the new corvettes has been awarded to the ARGE K130 consortium, composed of Lürssen Werft, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and the recently incorporated German Naval Yards Kiel.German maritime technology firm Atlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland have been also contracted to deliver combat systems for the five new K130 corvettes. In addition to combat systems, the contract will see the two companies set up and deliver a test and training center in Wilhelmshaven.Braunschweig-class corvettes were ordered because of the navy’s increased scope and tempo of operations. Another reason is the fact that the MKS180 Multi-role Combat Ship order was delayed and the corvette announcement was interpreted as an offset to the delays.The German Navy already operates five K130 ships. The second batch of corvettes will be similar in design to their predecessors, with updated technology. View post tag: Braunschweig-class View post tag: K130 View post tag: Corvette View post tag: German Navy Photo: F260 corvette Braunschweig; Photo: German Navy last_img read more

The Decline In Firefighter Volunteers Fuels Recruiting Crisis

first_imgTwitterFacebook The Decline In Firefighter Volunteers Fuels Recruiting CrisisDECEMBER 11TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS INDIANAA shortage of firefighter volunteers is fueling a recruiting crisis in Indiana. According to fire officials, 70 percent of the country’s firefighters are volunteers and their numbers are declining.Volunteer firefighters put their life on the line and even though they’re often running toward the danger they never get any money in return. Chief Tom Tharpe runs a volunteer fire department in Trafalgar.He says afternoons are a big concern because most of his crew work full-time jobs and without a paycheck, it’s difficult for departments to recruit firefightersThe Indiana Fire Chiefs Association is applying for a grant through FEMA.They hope the $1 million will help with recruiting in volunteer fire departments. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Spring-like temperatures for the weekend ahead

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By Jon Zimney – February 26, 2021 0 213 Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Tom Coomes/ABC 57 Meteorologist) Fair, early spring-like weather lasts through the weekend. Besides morning fog, Friday is fair and warmer. A few weak systems could bring very spotty rain Friday and Saturday night but the days are fair and mild, warming into the 50s. March begins like a lamb next week.Melting snowpack at Howard Park in South Bend. St. Joseph river well below flood stage.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Friday: Mostly sunny. Chance of rain overnight. High 45.Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 50Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 52. Facebook Facebook Spring-like temperatures for the weekend ahead Twitter IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Previous articleElkhart students to spend more time in the classroom soonNext articleTwo men on methamphetamine charges during police search of home in Mason Township Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

News story: Sherry Coutu CBE appointed as Non-Executive Board Member to DCMS

first_imgThe appointment was made, with the agreement of the Prime Minister.Sherry Coutu has a deep understanding of the digital sector having been a serial entrepreneur, investor and non exec director of companies, charities and universities for 25 years. She chairs Founders4Schools, Workfinder, The Scaleup Institute and Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd.Sherry also serves as a non-executive member of The Royal Society, (Science, Industry & Committee), Cambridge University (Finance Board) and the London Stock Exchange plc. She has invested in more than 60 companies as an angel investor, including Linkedin, Zoopla, Lovefilm, New Energy Finance, as well as five venture capital firms.Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright said: As a philanthropist, she supports the Prince’s Trust, the Crick Institute and Founders4Schools.Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada.She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to entrepreneurship in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List and she has been awarded honorary PhDs from The University of Bristol, Manchester University and the Open University for her work in education and economy. Sherry Coutu said: I’m delighted to welcome Sherry as a Non-Executive Board Member to the DCMS Departmental Board. Sherry brings a wealth of experience that will be incredibly valuable to DCMS, particularly in our ambition to bring the worlds of digital innovation and creativity together to help drive our future economy.center_img I hope to bring the experience gained from my work in academia, the tech industry and the third sector to encourage our young people to develop the skills and experiences that allow them to take on the jobs of the future, and support the work being done by the DCMS in this area. I am thrilled to have been asked to contribute to the work of DCMS. The digital and creative industries are significant growth enablers for the competitive advantage of the UK at this important time in our history.last_img read more

Pickin’ On Ween Shares Full Audio From Two-Set Bluegrass Tribute Show

first_imgLyons, Colorado venue Oskar Blues recently hosted a pre-party for their Burning Can 2016 event, and it featured a bluegrass tribute to Ween! The band Pickin’ On Ween features Matt Flaherty on guitar and vocals, Chris Ramey on pedal steel guitar and vocals, Ryan Sapp on drums, Jim Sullivan on bass and vocals, and Damon Wood on guitar and vocals. The group played two sets full of classics, including an opener of “Take Me Away” and tunes like “What Deaner Was Talking About,” “Freedom of ’76,” “Roses Are Free” and so much more. Thanks to taper/bassist Jim Sullivan, we have full audio of the set. Tune in below!Setlist: Pickin’ On Ween at Oskar Blues, Lyons, CO – 6/3/161st Set: Take Me Away, What Deaner Was Talking About, The Mollusk, Don’t Get Too Close (To My Fantasy), Freedom of ’76, Buckingham Green, Bananas and Blow, Roses Are Free, Spinal Meningitis, Don’t Shit Where You Eat, You Were The Fool, It’s Gonna Be a Long Night2nd Set: Fiesta, Nan, Big Jilm, Voodoo Lady, Mutilated Lips, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Piss Up a Rope, Chocolate Town, I Can’t Put My Finger On It, Put the Coke on My Dick, Baby Bitch, The Blarney Stone, Pandy Facklerlast_img read more

Brown Town Music Festival Prepares For 10th Anniversary

first_imgBrown Town Music Festival, the annual event which takes place at the Rising Sun Campground along the Tippecanoe River in Monterrey, IN, will celebrate its 10th year when it returns on June 7th and 8th. The event will once again be hosted by Indiana-based jam quintet Chester Brown, who will deliver headlining performances on both nights. Brown Town will also feature two days worth of music from artists including Mr. Blotto, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Covert Operations, Brainchild, Allgood, Stealin’ the Farm, and the Tommy Thompson Band, just to name a few.Attendees of all ages should have a great time enjoying all the weekend’s performances taking place amongst the wonders of nature while surrounded by the relaxing, rural beauty of northern Indiana. Thankfully, a ticket to Brown Town offers much more than just music. Attendees will get the chance to enjoy the outdoors with kayaks, rafts, and canoes which are all available for rent on-site. Fans can spend their days floating down the Tippecanoe River like a lazy-river ride, where they’ll also find a small beach nearby. The festival grounds also include a swimming pool just in case mother nature’s stream isn’t quite your cup of tea.As per tradition, a portion of the performers on the lineup will take the stage inside the late-night barn, keeping the party going late into the night. Organizers have yet to announce which acts will set up shop inside the barn for the late-night sets this year, but the full artist schedule should arrive in the coming weeks.Brown Town Music Festival Late-Night Barn[Photo: Alex Mason]As for the camping, attendees will have the option of choosing various camping setups ranging from primitive to electrified to the traditional camp-by-your-car strategy. RV camping is also available for those who want to bring home with them. Attendees hoping to take care of their bodies in recovery from dancing all weekend can also do so with some yoga and/or Flow Arts sessions which take place on Saturday morning.Brown Town Camping[Photo: Alex Mason]There’ll be no need to worry about food, as a pair of food trucks will also be on site at the event. South Shore Oven Works will provide Neopolitan style pizza made by Eataly Chicago‘s Pizzaiola Chef Jim Chaddock, while Lulu’s Licks will offer up some of their signature bubble freeze and bubble milk teas to go along with savory snacks ranging from empanadas and tacos to Mexican street corn in a cup.Firebreathers at Brown Town Music Festival 2018[Photo: Alex Mason]Tickets for this year’s Brown Town Music Festival are now on sale, with weekend packages available for $100 and day passes available for $60. Fans can click here for more information. You can also follow Chester Brown on Instagram (@ChesterBrownMusic), Facebook, and Twitter (@Chester_Brown) for more updates as the event gets closer.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets + Poster + T-Shirt:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Shorenstein Center announces spring 2017 fellows

first_imgThe Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its spring 2017 fellows.“Following one of the most remarkable presidential campaigns in American history, our spring fellows will bring true insight to the turbulent times our politics and our media face,” said Center Director Nicco Mele. “From the role of media in political polarization to the press coverage of international refugee and migrant issues, we look forward to our fellows’ contributions to the Kennedy School community and the world at large.”These distinguished leaders in journalism, technology and political communication will be joining Richard Stengel, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, through May 2017.Joan Shorenstein FellowsAdam J. Berinsky is a professor of political science at MIT.Helen Boaden is the director of BBC Radio.Farai Chideya has covered every election since 1996 for outlets including CNN, NPR, and, in 2016, FiveThirtyEight, where she is a senior writer.Zack Exley is a political and technology consultant who worked as a senior advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign.Entrepreneurship FellowMeighan Stone is president of the Malala Fund, working with 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai to empower girls globally.last_img read more

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