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Make UK launches new Covid 19 HR & Legal Support Programme to protect businesses and safeguard jobs

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first_imgNew package of help for employers – all the essential help in one place to get businesses back to workMake UK, has developed a new online suite of services to help employers with the challenges of preparing to bring their workforce back to work post COVID 19. It provides the essential support needed for businesses to take fast, effective action and make the right decisions around government initiatives such as the job retention scheme.It also gives step-by-step guidance on preparing the workplace to enable an increasing number of workers to be back on-site safely.The new Covid 19 HR & Legal Support programme gives direct and speedy access to expert advice and guidance on a month by month basis, helping companies protect their workforce and make the best strategic decisions.It includes: No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Related posts:No related photos. Downloadable checklists including –HR & Employment law checklist outlining key areas of compliance and workforce planningHealth and Safety checklist covering the considerations and risk assessments to carry out following shutdownProduction and Operations checklist outlining key processes, procedures and business continuity across your entire business operationsChecklist for managing employees who need to quarantineA pre-recorded webinar from our experts giving advice and tips to help you get back up and running as quickly as possible For those companies which are having to take the difficult decision of looking to lose some of their staff, there is also a redundancy webinar in the context of COVID 19. And completing the package is a COVID 19 Management Training Resource Pack that includes e-learning programme for managers and a risk assessment template and policy.This e-learning programme has been developed in line with the very latest Government guidance to help manufacturers manage their workforce safely and efficiently by understanding the threats of the virus and how it works, how it is spread, destroyed and the major risk factors.The second part of the course provides clear guidance on how to manage social distancing in a factory or workplace setting with a final section on cleaning and personal hygiene and how to make that work in a work setting.Nicola Kibble, Make UK’s Head of HR & Legal Commercial Services said:“Making those strategic decisions correctly and in a timely fashion is essential for the continued success of companies as they come out of this crisis and look to get back to normal production.  Our central legal team works closely with Government to make sure the legislation works as well as it can for you and we are focused on interpreting that legislation, explaining clearly and simply what you have to do in order to comply.“These new online resources offer a one-stop-shop for clear direction for companies of all sizes enabling managers to take fast and effective action and make the best choices to futureproof your businesses as you move forward.”To sign up or find out more https://www.makeuk.org/hereforyouBack to Business Support Pack is free for Make UK members and £75 +VAT for non-membersCovid E-Learning and Support Pack costs £50 +VAT for Make UK members and £100 + VAT for non-memberscenter_img Make UK launches new Covid 19 HR & Legal Support Programme to protect businesses and safeguard jobsOn 3 Jun 2020 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Latest News, Legal Q&A, Personnel Today, Retention of staff Previous Article Next Article A new COVID helpline to provide access to expert support and guidanceA back-to-business support pack that includes a Return from Furlough template letter – designed to help organisations appropriately communicate to an employee when they are to return to work following furloughlast_img read more

Jackson’s 19 pts lead GCU past Utah Valley in WAC opener

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first_imgGrand Canyon (8-6) closed out the first half with a 12-4 run in the last 5½ minutes to lead 36-27 at the break. Connor MacDougall made a layup with 14:10 to go and Utah Valley came as close as 42-40 before Lever converted a 3-point play. McDougall added a pair of free throws later to reduce the Wolverines’ deficit to 49-48 but they’d never get closer. January 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jackson’s 19 pts lead GCU past Utah Valley in WAC opener Carlos Johnson added 10 points for the Lopes. Both teams struggled shooting from the field (each were 38 percent) but made up for it at the foul line; Utah Valley 15 of 16 and GCU 19 of 24. Written by Benjamin Nakwaasah scored 15 for Utah Valley (11-5) and Baylee Steele scored 12. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPHOENIX (AP) — Matt Jackson scored 19 points and Alessandro Lever scored 14 and Grand Canyon beat Utah Valley 71-60 in a Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams Thursday night. Associated Presslast_img read more

French Military Denies its Aircraft Carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ Left Migrants to Die

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first_img May 12, 2011 View post tag: de View post tag: Die Share this article View post tag: Migrants Authorities View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Charles View post tag: Left View post tag: denies View post tag: News by topiccenter_img The French military on Monday rejected allegations that its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier left migrants to die in the Mediterranean Sea…(monstersandcritics)[mappress]Source: monstersandcritics, May 12, 2011; French Military Denies its Aircraft Carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ Left Migrants to Die View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: military View post tag: Gaulle Back to overview,Home naval-today French Military Denies its Aircraft Carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ Left Migrants to Die View post tag: Frenchlast_img read more

New Commander Boards USS Mount Whitney

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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today New Commander Boards USS Mount Whitney View post tag: Commander Share this article Authorities USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) held a change of command ceremony before local dignitaries, distinguished guests and ship’s officers, Sailors, and civilian mariners Oct. 6, 2015.Capt. Carlos Sardiello relieved Capt. Mark Colombo as the 28th commanding officer of Mount Whitney.Colombo was the 27th commanding officer of the Mount Whitney and served aboard for 15 months.During his tenure as commanding officer the crew of the Mount Whitney was involved in several peace keeping operations throughout the Baltic region, and in Theoule-sur-Mer, France, where the flagship participated in commemorative events paying tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion that led to the liberation of Southern France during World War II.Colombo also oversaw a complete overhaul and renovation of the Mount Whitney during its dry dock period in Croatia.Sardiello previously served as the Executive Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).Mount Whitney, forward deployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a combined crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.[mappress mapid=”17139″]Image: US Navy View post tag: USS Mount Whitney View post tag: americas New Commander Boards USS Mount Whitney October 9, 2015last_img read more

Home Office withdraws Campsfield expansion plan

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first_imgCampsfield House Immigration Removal Centre in Kidlington will not be expanded, the Home Office revealed today, after months of protest and an independent review.Campaigners had feared that the centre, currently able to hold 216 detainees, would be doubled in size.However, in a letter sent to Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood, James Brokenshire MP said,”The Home Secretary has asked officials to initiate a detailed piece of work on future requirements, to take account of recent and potential future legislative changes.“In light of this, the Home Secretary has decided to withdraw the planning application for the proposed expansion of Campsfield House.”Commenting on the expansion, Blackwood declared, “Finally, common sense prevails. I am delighted that the Home Secretary is withdrawing the planning application.“These plans would have made Campsfield one of the largest detention centres in Europe and it was clear to me that the case set out by the Home Office did not justify building on Green Belt land.“And of course there were serious problems with the design of the building and how it would work in practice.”The news comes three weeks after Cherwell District Council postponed a decision on  the expansion, after a letter written on behalf of campaigners raised legal issues concerning insufficient consideration of evidence.  The letter was written by a team of solicitors on behalf of the Stop Campsfield Expansion group.Bill MacKeith, spokesperson for the Campaign to Close Campsfiel, declared, “This is a great victory. But the new government in May must implement the recommendations of the parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention: a 28-day time limit to detention and full judicial oversight of individual decisions to detain.“This would be a further step forward and entail some closures of detention centres. Above all, this is a chance to point to the need for the end of the barbaric imprisonment every year of 30,000 innocent people under 1971 Immigration Act powers. Close Campsfield. Close all immigration detention centres.”In November, a letter from Oxford academics arguing against the expansion was sent to the Prime Minister. In response, the Home Office insisted that a larger Campsfield “would provide modern accommodation and facilities for detainees”, and that “detention and removal are essential and effective parts of immigration control.”The government’s current policy on Immigration Detention has been heavily scrutinised in the run up to the election after Channel 4’s recent investigation into the abuse of detainees at Yarl’s Wood IRC, while Cherwell also uncovered claims of poor living conditions and self-harm by Campsfield detainees.last_img read more

Statement to parliament: Future maritime strategy

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first_img UK competitive advantage people environment technology infrastructure trade security and resilience I am today announcing the publication of Maritime 2050: Navigating the Future, the government’s landmark strategy setting out our vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector.Our nation depends on the wide range of benefits the maritime sector delivers. It contributes over £14 billion a year to the UK economy and directly supports an estimated 186,000 jobs. Around 95% of British imports and exports are moved by sea. The leisure and marine sectors are vital to our enjoyment of the seas. Our maritime clusters around the UK showcase the diversity of our regional economies, from professional services in London to ship management and educational excellence in Scotland.We rightly take pride in our maritime past. Maritime 2050 is about looking forward; anticipating the challenges and opportunities ahead and recognising the UK’s strengths so we are well placed to capitalise on them. Maritime 2050 looks at these across 7 themes and under each makes short, medium and long-term recommendations: It highlights multi-billion pound commercial investment in maritime infrastructure at ports and beyond. Our unwavering commitment to safety and security. Our reputation for innovation, paving the way on regulatoryframeworks and technology to facilitate smart shipping and autonomy; leading the way in clean maritime growth. But no matter how far advances in ships and technology take us, it sets out how the people graduating from our maritime training and academic institutions will reflect the world around us and continue to be sought after across the globe for their skills.As the global maritime sector adapts to challenges such as climate change, rapid technological advances and security concerns, Maritime 2050 sets a series of strategic ambitions around which government and the sector will focus its efforts, and core values which we will be guided by.The partnership between government and the maritime sector has been vital to the development of this strategy. It began in March 2018 with a call for evidence, seeking to reach all branches of the sector, complemented by workshops around the UK to capture the views from across our maritime clusters, and interviews with leaders in industry and academia. Maritime 2050 has also benefited from the advice and scrutiny of an independent panel of 13 internationally respected academics, industry leaders, maritime business services providers and promotional bodies. As a result, Maritime 2050 reflects the depth and breadth of the UK’s rich maritime sector.A copy of Maritime 2050 has been placed in the library of both Houses and is available on GOV.UK, together with the trade and technology route maps setting out in greater detail the steps needed to achieve the UK’s strategic maritime ambitions.last_img read more

PHOTOS: Cory Wong Hits The Hi-Fi In Indianapolis

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first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Cory Wong (Vulfpeck, The Fearless Flyers) continued his ongoing tour with a performance at The Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, IN featuring support from Cody Fry. The current tour comes in support of Wong’s new solo album, The Optimist, released earlier this month.As the album’s announcement press release pondered,Why The Optimist? At age 16, after suffering a concussive head injury, Wong had been told he had two weeks to live. Or maybe he would be fine. The doctors honestly weren’t sure why his right arm kept going numb, but following a month-and-a-half of visits and tests and second opinions, their best guess was that he had a blood clot with the potential to reach his brain at any moment. If that happened, death would be nearly instantaneous. … Wong survived, of course, and while his symptoms eventually faded away, the relentlessly defiant brand of optimism he cultivated that summer never did. In fact, nearly two decades later, it forms the bedrock of his ecstatic new album, The Optimist. Recorded in spontaneous sessions with a series of all-star lineups, the collection showcases both Wong’s prodigious instrumental virtuosity and his broad emotional reach. The songs are profoundly funky, infectiously joyful, and as playful as they are peerless. Paired with his quirky music videos, the tracks feel retro and futuristic all at once. At a time of bitter political strife and deep cultural divisions, Wong has crafted something truly unifying: an album that delights in the pleasures of human connection and revels in the limitless possibility of artistic collaboration.You can listen to The Optimist below, and learn more about the time-pressed creation of the album and its serendipitous list of contributors here.Cory Wong – The Optimist – Full AlbumYou can catch Cory Wong on the road this fall, so check out his tour dates below. For more information on the album or ticketing, head to Cory Wong’s website here.You can check out a gallery of photos from Cory Wong’s Indianapolis performance below courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith Griner.Cory Wong Upcoming Tour Dates8/25 – Fort Wayne, IN – Two EE’s Winery10/7 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Clamores10/10 – Cologne, Germany – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld10/11 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen10/13 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Mondriaan Jazz Festival10/14 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Jazz Festival10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet10/17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – BIRD10/19 – Zurich, Switzerland – Moods10/20 – Fribourg, Switzerland – La Spirale10/21 – Milan, Italy – Blue Note10/25 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween11/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreView Upcoming Tour DatesCory Wong w/ Cody Fry | The Hi-Fi | Indianapolis, IN | 8/24/18 | Photos: Keith Grinerlast_img read more

Bacteria ‘factories’ churn out valuable chemicals

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first_imgA team of researchers led by Harvard geneticist George Church at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has made big strides toward a future in which the predominant chemical factories of the world are colonies of genetically engineered bacteria.In a new study, scientists at the Wyss Institute modified the genes of bacteria in a way that lets them program exactly what chemical they want the cells to produce — and how much — through the bacteria’s metabolic processes. The research was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).The concept of metabolic engineering, or manipulating bacteria to synthesize useful chemicals, is not new to synthetic biologists. However, what these recent findings promise is up to a 30-fold increase in chemical output. This demonstrates a technique that allows scientists to tap an almost endless list of chemicals they can produce using any type of bacteria, such as the common E. coli, which was used in the study. Most promising, the production timescale is nearly 1,000-fold faster than the methods currently used for metabolic engineering.“This advance has implications for pharmaceutical, biofuel, and renewable chemical production,” said Wyss Institute Founding Director Donald Ingber. “By increasing the production output by such a huge factor, we would not only be improving current chemical production but could also make economical production of many new chemicals attainable.”The team uses evolutionary mechanisms to trick the bacteria into self-eliminating the cells that are not high-output performers. This removes the need for human and technological monitoring to make sure the bacteria are producing efficiently, and therefore hugely reduces the overall timescale of chemical production.“We make the bacteria addicted to the chemicals we want them to produce,” said Jameson Rogers, a lead co-author of the study, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. candidate at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Wyss Institute graduate researcher. “Then, we treat them with an antibiotic that only allows the most productive cells to survive and make it on to the next round of evolution.”The technique makes a desired chemical product essential to the bacteria’s survival by modifying their DNA so that antibiotic-resistant genes are activated, but only in the presence of a certain chemical, such as the one that is desired for production. At the same time, the genetic modification makes the low-output chemical producers highly susceptible to being killed off by antibiotics. Only the most productive cells generate enough of the desired chemical to be completely resistant to the antibiotic and survive to the next round of evolution. As each evolution cycle progresses, the bacteria become more and more effective at producing the desired chemical as they use the “survival of the fittest” principle to stamp out the weakest producer cells.“We’re using evolution to select for the cells that only serve our purpose best, making human monitoring less important to that feedback loop and instead relying on the bacteria to self-monitor their production performance,” said Church, the study’s senior author, who is a Wyss Institute core faculty member, professor of genetics at HMS, and professor of health sciences and technology at Harvard and MIT. “This is a major direction of growth in synthetic biology, where the focus has mostly been on one-off experiments until this point.”Ingber is the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS and Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of bioengineering at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Additional lead co-authors of the study include Srivatsan Raman, a Wyss Institute Technology Development Fellow and a genetics research fellow at Harvard Medical School, and Noah Taylor, a Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School.last_img read more

Mexico vows to press ahead to favor state-owned utility

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first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has vowed to press ahead with attempts to limit private power generation after the Supreme Court ruled against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s attempt to block permits for renewable power plants. The interior secretary said Thursday that the court ruling applied only to a 2020 executive order, and the administration would wage a new court battle over another bill the president sent to Congress this month. The bill would give priority to more polluting, state-owned power plants. It is the latest chapter in a battle over private and renewable energy plants that were encouraged by López Obrador’s predecessors.last_img read more

Stephen Ashfield to Say Hello to The Book of Mormon

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first_img The Book of Mormon Related Shows Stephen Ashfield Star Files Praise heaven! Broadway.com has confirmed that Stephen Ashfield will reprise his Olivier-winning performance as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon on the Great White Way. The native Scot will step in for Grey Henson from August 23.Ashfield made his West End debut in 2002 as Boy George in Taboo; additional London stage credits include Fame, Tomorrow Morning, Jersey Boys, Boy Meets Boy and Legally Blonde. He has been seen on screen in Sweeney Todd and Call the Midwife.Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon earned nine 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical.Ashfield will join a cast that includes Nic Rouleau as Elder Price, Christopher John O’Neill as Elder Cunningham, Nikki Renée Daniels as Nabulungi and Daniel Breaker as Mafala.center_img Stephen Ashfield(Photo: Darren Bell) from $69.00 View Commentslast_img read more

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