Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Personnel Today is supporting a major salary survey in conjunction with theHW Group, part of TMP Worldwide Human Resources, and is looking for HRprofessionals to take part. It is seeking to achieve an insight into the totalreward packages received by professionals working in six market sectors – ITand telecommunication, manu-facturing, retail, financial services, professionalservices and the public sector – and will be published on 6 June. As part ofthe survey we are looking for HR professionals to take part, in confidence, ina short telephone interview on pay and benefits. • E-mail Oliver Hone on [email protected] with a daytime contactnumber.Fewer strike daysThe second lowest ever number of days were lost through strike action in1998. Figures show the UK lost 12 working days per 1,000 employees comparedwith an EU average of 48 days. Alan Johnson, minister for competitiveness,said, “These figures provide clear evidence that the climate of employmentrelations is changing away from the confrontation of the 1970s and 80s towardsan approach based on fair treatment and partnership at the workplace.”NUJ deal on papersTR Beckett, part of the newspaper company Johnston Press, has signed a unionrecognition deal with the National Union of Journalists. The deal is the firstthe union has signed in more than a decade. It will cover staff at the WorthingHerald, Littlehampton Gazette and Shoreham Herald.Dads miss home timeNearly 60 per cent of fathers say long working hours stop them spending timewith their children. Nearly half of the men questioned said they would stay athome to look after their children if they could afford to. The survey by Calpolfound 50 per cent would also like to be able to take two weeks’ paternityleave.IIP for police forceThe Greater Manchester Police force has been recognised as an investor inpeople. The force has 10,000 staff and is the largest in England and Wales toreceive the award. Areas highlighted in the force’s supporting evidence includeplanning and evaluation of staff training.Unpaid overtimeNearly half the UK’s charity workers regularly work overtime withoutpayment, according to a survey. The research by public sector union Unisonfound low pay and lack of training are also a problem. Unison has 30,000members in the voluntary sector. Eighty per cent said pressure and workload hasincreased in the past 12 months. This week’s news in brief: Be part of surveyOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Print Friendly Version Live Audio Purdue visits Florida coming off a 68-63 home win over Northern Illinois Sunday. The Boilermakers are paced in scoring by Dominique Oden at 14.5 points per game. Drake raced past Western Illinois, 94-75, Sunday in the team’s lone contest and moved to 4-0 at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs improved to 25-1 all-time against the Leathernecks. Three Bulldogs, led by Becca Hittner’s season-high 25 points, scored in double figures. Sara Rhine and Maddie Monahan added 15 and 14 points, respectively. Monahan, a junior guard, is averaging a career-best 10.6 points and 3.8 assists per game and has twice hit her career-high in points of 14. In the WIU victory, she added a season-high eight assists and a career-high four steals. Hittner pulled down a career-best 12 rebounds for her second-straight double-double. Live Stats ESTERO, Fla. – The Drake University women’s basketball team travels to Estero, Fla. for the Gulf Coast Showcase this week. Drake plays Purdue Friday at 6:30 p.m. CST at Hertz Arena in the first of three scheduled games in the three-day, eight-team tournament. All games will be streamed on FloHoops.com and broadcast via radio on ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Drake Game Notes Story Links Friday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between Drake (4-1) and Purdue (4-0) as the Bulldogs will then face either Arizona State or Maine on Saturday. The field also features Auburn, Dayton, Gonzaga and Middle Tennessee on the other side of the bracket. Friday’s game will be just the sixth-ever game for Drake in Florida and the first since 2001 when the Bulldogs won at Florida International. It is the first tournament for Drake in the Sunshine State since the 1987-88 team played in the Lady Sunshine Classic in Orlando. FLOHOOPS ($)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A newly developed genetically modified soybean, called Balance GT, was highlighted at a recent field day in Miami County. This new trait, developed by Bayer and MS Technologies, confers tolerance to both isoxaflutole (an HPPD inhibitor) and glyphosate herbicides and is intended to be an important tool for weed control and herbicide resistance management. The first launch is planned for the U.S. in 2017, pending final key import approvals.Plots showcased how well the new herbicide, Balance Bean, and the Balance GT varieties have performed so far this summer. Similar results are being noticed across the region.“University weed scientists are saying that the best thing they have seen, in terms of control, is Balance Bean in combination with a little bit of Metribuzin or Dual is keeping the weeds out for 60 days plus, said Mike Reed, seed technology account manager with Bayer Crop Sciences. “All of the other new traits that are coming only just address the post emergence side of things, but Balance GT actually brings with it a residual that will keep fields clean until you can get back in a spray the post product.”The Balance™ GT system will give growers the benefit of two modes of herbicide action to combat a broad spectrum of grasses and broadleaves, including a number of herbicide-resistant weeds.The dual herbicide tolerance trait recently received a positive scientific opinion from EU Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which was subsequently accepted by the European Commission for the importation of Balance ™ GT soybeans for food and feed uses. This follows approvals received already from the U.S, Canada, and Brazil for cultivation, and is near completion of receiving all key required import approvals globally.“We were very excited to make that announcement just a few days ago,” said Lindsay Seitz, brand manager for MS Technologies. “It’s a step in the right direction and we are hoping that China will follow suit shortly and everything is progressing as well as we could hope for.”Balance™ GT is owned by MS Technologies and is being co-developed through a joint development agreement between MS Technologies and Bayer.Bayer and MS Technologies have been collaborating since 2007 with new herbicide tolerance technologies for soybeans.Currently, more than 90 percent of soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified and tolerant to either glyphosate or glufosinate (Liberty®) herbicides. Balance™ GT is expected to be one of the key dual-herbicide tolerant products for soybeans on the market in the U.S. and an important alternative to current herbicide options.
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Portugal’s Ines Henriques celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 50-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)LONDON — The first women’s 50-kilometer walk at the world championships produced a world record.Ines Henriques of Portugal bettered her own mark on Sunday by finishing in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Football, Netball, Water polo bets open PH bid Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES The Frenchman’s time was the second fastest in history. Diniz set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.“A lot of training has gone into this – cycling, swimming – everything for this 50 (kilometer) walk,” Diniz said. “Last night I kept away from watching the TV because I did not want to get too excited. I went to bed at 9 because I knew it was going to be my day today.”Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third.The 20-kilometer walks were also held Sunday. Yang Jiayu of China won the women’s event in a personal best time of 1:26:18. She beat Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico by only 1 second.Antonella Palmisano of Italy was third in 1:26:36.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lyu Xiuzhi had been in line for bronze, but the Chinese walker was disqualified with about 50 meters to go.“In the last 100 (meters) I was in a hurry,” Lyu said. “I forgot that I already had a medal.”The men’s 20K was also close. Eider Arevalo beat 18-year-old Sergei Shirobokov of Russia by two seconds to win gold.The Colombian finished in 1:18:53. Caio Bonfim of Brazil was third in 1:19:04.Action will return to the Olympic Stadium later in the evening on the final day of the championships, and the United States is expected to add more to its medal haul in the 4×400-meter relays.American great Allyson Felix is favored to win a 16th world championship medal.Other finals are in the women’s 800, 5,000 and discus, and the men’s high jump and 1,500.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “The last 5 (kilometers) were really tough,” said Henriques, whose previous world record was 4:08:26. “My goal was to go under 4 hours and 6 minutes.”Yin Hang was second in 4:08:58, followed by Chinese teammate Yang Shuqing in 4:20:49.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOnly seven women started the race, which was being run at the worlds for the first time, and only four finished.In the men’s 50K, Yohann Diniz of France won in 3:33:12. At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships. MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side
The Pakistani cricket team would not play in Mumbai during its tour of India starting in December owing to the threat by Shiv Sena, sources said on Wednesday.The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has written to the government seeking permission for the Pak team’s tour. Its proposed itinerary has no mention of Mumbai.Opposing some Pakistani artistes’ participation in a TV reality show, the Shiv Sena had also threatened that it would not allow Pakistan cricket team to play in Mumbai because of its role in terror activities against India.The BCCI has written to the ministries of home affairs, external affairs and sports and youth affairs for the Pak team’s tour of India.The visitors are set to play three ODIs and two Twenty-20 matches between December 28 and January 6.