Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Hymnathons: Episcopal choirs perform marathon-style training events to raise funds

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Children, as well as adults, participated in a hymnathon fundraiser at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. The singers covered all 720 hymns in the Episcopal Church’s Hymnal 1982. They stayed seated, had water by their sides and took two snack breaks to help them get through it. Photo: Liz Bartenstein[Episcopal News Service] Fiona Campbell prepared for last weekend’s test of endurance by eating a good breakfast, hydrating and keeping a big water bottle by her side.The Jan. 27 event wasn’t a 26.2-mile race, a running marathon. It was a hymnathon — a test of singing stamina like no other.“It’s going to be a looooooong time,” said Campbell, 20, the week before the fundraising event. Campbell’s been a chorister at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, since she was 10. To raise money for the Evensong Choir to sing at historical cathedrals in England this summer, choir members sang the first verses of 720 hymns for almost nine hours straight. They had a 15-minute morning break, a one-hour lunch break and a 15-minute afternoon break.Working through the Hymnal 1982, they started with hymn No. 1 at 8 a.m. They also devoted two hours to singing all the verses of the special dedication hymns chosen by donors who gave an extra amount for the honor. To fit it all in, they had two timekeepers to help singers average about 30 seconds a hymn, with the goal to cross the finish line by 6 p.m.Michael Kleinschmidt, the cathedral’s canon musician, was shocked they finished ahead of schedule, by 5:20 p.m.“It was all rather breathless,” Kleinschmidt told Episcopal News Service after the event. “At one point, we all discovered we were breathing rather shallowly. We just weren’t taking deep clean breaths. After an hour or two, we stopped, stood up and took a deep, clean breath, and some of us said, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m dizzy.’ ”Michael Kleinschmidt, canon musician at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, played the music that accompanied the 720 hymns during the Jan. 27 hymnathon. Photo: Kevin JohnsonKleinschmidt’s hymnathon idea stemmed from his experience more than a decade ago, when he worked with music director and organist Richard Webster at Trinity Church in Boston. Webster organized hymnathons at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois, before carrying the idea to Boston in 2005.“Richard is a marathon runner, so he has a special kind of enthusiasm for this kind of thing. He’s done the Boston Marathon a few times. Oh, yeah, he’s hard core,” Kleinschmidt said.In the same way that hardly anyone, even experienced singers, tries to sing for nine hours straight, few people, even runners, go the full marathon distance.The marathon was inspired by the legend of a Greek messenger who raced 40 kilometers, or about 25 miles, from the site of Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C. with the news of an important victory over an invading army of Persians. The exhausted messenger collapsed and died after making his announcement, according to The History Channel. By the 1921 Olympics, the standard marathon distance was 26.2 miles.While running a marathon typically takes three to six hours to complete, this hymnathon far outlasted the time that even the slowest marathoner spends on the race course. And no one died completing this endurance feat.“I was amazed how well everyone’s energy held up through the thing,” Kleinschmidt said.They looked at it as a practice run for the hectic singing schedule they’ll have during the British trip.Choir pilgrimages to England are a tradition during the summer, when U.S. choirs can fill in for British cathedral choirs, which typically take breaks during the busy tourist months of July and August, Kleinschmidt said. At St. Mark’s, choral director Rebekah Gilmore’s Evensong Choir is comprised of about 35 selected singers, from 12-year-old children to adults in their 60s, Kleinschmidt said. Choir members are required to sight-read and sing advanced music.“Being able to dip our feet into this ancient river of sung prayer is a transformative experience for these young children. It’s really life changing,” Kleinschmidt said.Hymnathons are fundraising endurance tests of the vocal cords that Episcopal choirs are taking from coast to coast.St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, conducted a hymnathon to raise money for the Evensong Choir to sing in England this summer. Participants sang all 720 hymns in the hymnal during the nine-hour event. Photo: Liz BartensteinKleinschmidt organized his first hymnathon in Portland, Oregon, which raised more than $22,000. His goal for the St. Mark’s choir is $35,000. Fundraising isn’t over.In September, a hymnathon at Christ’s Church in Rye, New York, raised $7,798 for the choir’s pilgrimage to sing in England in August.Fundraising can take all sorts of creative forms, but a hymnathon is quite a lofty goal in itself, money aside, said Deanne Falzone, mother of Josette, 12, a member of the senior choristers at St. Mark’s and one of the youngest members of the Evensong Choir. The Evensong Choir is a hand-picked, professional-grade choir of older children and adults.“It seems like a pretty big feat to do,” Josette’s mother said. “There’s been just so much energy from so many people in the choirs.”Most recently revised in 1982, the Hymnal of the Episcopal Church offers 720 service hymns plus liturgical music. Some hymns hark back to centuries-old monastic chants. Others hail from more modern times.The Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries is in the final stages of compiling a cancionero, or songbook, as an affordable, accessible Spanish-language songbook for use throughout the Episcopal Church.The latest version of the Hymnal of the Episcopal Church was revised in 1982 and has 720 songs to be used for services. Photo: Kevin JohnsonA seventh-grade home-schooled student, Josette soaks in the social aspects of choir activities, as well as the music, and last week she said she was looking forward to the hymnathon.“I think it’s probably going to be the most awesome singing experience I’ve ever had,” she told ENS by phone.Throughout this daylong choral challenge, Kleinschmidt and the choir members uncovered some hymn treasures and others that were, shall we say, less appealing.“I think everyone found some new favorite hymns, and some new ones that we hope never to sing again,” Campbell said with a laugh. “Some of the worst culprits were ‘adapted’ gospel songs, as we had suspected.”While some of them would look at each other and laugh during the hymns that they’d have preferred stayed buried, several singers jotted down some of their favorites to remember for later, Kleinschmidt said.“I’ve used this hymnal since 1990, and I’m still finding new treasures in it,” he said, recalling hymns 383 and 384, the first a well-known version of “Fairest Lord Jesus,” the other, a lesser-known rendition with a beautiful melody. “The melody climbs higher and higher and is a beautiful pairing with the words. That’s a little gem I discovered.”A dog was one of the supportive elements that helped singers get through the nine hours of singing during the hymnathon fundraiser on Jan. 27. Photo: Kevin JohnsonSo, how did the singers feel about crossing their “race” finish line?“We had compared this to running,” Campbell said. “And there was a similar sort of effect where you expect it to be grueling and difficult, but in reality, the adrenaline gets you through and honestly feels great.“Overall, I frankly could not be more pleased.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ January 29, 2018 at 10:07 pm It must have been a wonderful experience for those present to listen to the inspiring hymns. Were the hymns recorded? Is there a way those that were not present could listen to the hymns? Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Hymnathons: Episcopal choirs perform marathon-style training events to raise funds Seattle’s hymnathon ‘athletes’ finish faster than expected Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. Submit a Job Listing January 30, 2018 at 9:49 am This grand project sounds a bit like the singings that we shape-note singers enjoy. Singing from (usually) The Sacred Harp, we sing all day (multiple days for conventions) but not from 8:00 till 6:00. That is an example of musical athleticism that commands real attention. As one of the singers remarks, an all-day singing has a way of impressing the hymns upon a singer’s heart. Some of these singers, having established their endurance and (probably) their sight-reading skills, might like to attend a Sacred Harp singing to learn a well established American tradition of marathon singing. January 31, 2018 at 1:24 am Emeka, You are in luck! The event was live streamed, and the footage was archived and available to watch at http://www.saintmarks.org/hymnathon. Part 4 includes the dedications with anthems and full hymns. As a spectator, I will say it was really cool to hear the liturgical year played out in order all at once and to hear the differences in two hymns with same lyric set to different music side-by-side. It really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 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Weston Residence / Specht Harpman Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Weston, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/530496/weston-residence-specht-harpman-architects Clipboard Houses Weston Residence / Specht Harpman Architects Year:  Save this picture!© Taggart Sorensen+ 15 Share United States Photographs:  Taggart Sorensen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/530496/weston-residence-specht-harpman-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: LiveRoof, Spark Modern Fires, Pompeii, Prutting and Company, SPJ LightingText description provided by the architects. The Weston Residence nestles in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River. In plan and section, the elements of the house engage the site in a way that purposefully blurs the transition and distinction between the built and natural environment.Save this picture!© Taggart SorensenRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsAs the house is approached from a road that begins high on a cliff above, the roofscape—or fifth façade— becomes a critical element of the design.  Terraced planes planted with year-round, region-specific succulents step down the hill.  Bedrooms project out into these roof gardens, giving a feeling of being fully immersed in the landscape.  The planted roofs are also integral to the high-performance building envelope.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanInterior and exterior spaces are joined through views, portals, and material continuity.  A glass-backed fireplace provides an elegant surprise.  Like other glass houses, the landscape becomes the “decoration” for the rooms, playing with transparency during the day and reflectivity at night.Project gallerySee allShow lessNorman Foster Joins Hollywood Stars in Petition Against Venice Cruise ShipsArchitecture NewsHouse in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Architects: Specht Harpman Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeSpecht Harpman ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWestonHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 30, 2014Cite: “Weston Residence / Specht Harpman Architects” 30 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” Weston Residence / Specht Harpman ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWeston Residence / Specht Harpman Architects Area:  2400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Frogs succeed in zoo enrichment project

first_imgStudents debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Previous articleIMAGE: Head to headNext articleLocal school auction fills the gap for improved learning environment Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ printA group of Horned Frogs helped make the Fort Worth Zoo a little better.A TCU class, the Zoo Enrichment Program, made objects designed to promote positive natural behavior for animals in the zoo.The class is a partnership between the College of Science & Engineering and the School of Art.Jennifer Elston, the curator of conservation and behavior at the zoo, helped the students develop their projects.“I think it’s a great initiative,” Elston said. “It’s something we hadn’t tried here before.”The students broke into groups, and each built an object for a different animal.Some of the objects were even shared between animals — coatis are enjoying a bamboo ball originally made for kangaroos.“The coatis are having a lot of fun climbing on and in it,” Elston said. “And I hear they like to try and drag it up into the tree, but they aren’t strong enough.”While one of the objects had to be repaired, the others are on display in the animal enclosures.“The otters really aggressively played with theirs, which was a good thing,” said Cameron Schoepp, an associate professor of art and one of the professors leading the project. “But the structure was maybe a little lightweight for what we anticipated, so it’s a fixable problem.”While some of the materials for the objects were donated, the students had to fundraise to purchase the other necessary materials.Schoepp said TCU will offer the class again but has yet to fill out any paperwork.“We haven’t decided how often we’ll actually offer the class, but we will definitely offer it again,” Schoepp said. Rachel Tiede TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin ReddIt Facebook ReddIt TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history Linkedincenter_img Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity Website| + posts Twitter Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Facebook Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Twitter Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for TCU360.com. She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs!last_img read more

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OPD gets load of weather-related callsECSO phone lines back in service

first_imgLocal News Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  OPD gets load of weather-related callsECSO phone lines back in service Facebook Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter OPD, ECSO patch logos Monday night’s thunderstorm produced a heavy workload for local law enforcement.Odessa Police Department spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said Tuesday morning that Monday’s storm had 55 alarm calls, 32 crashes, one high-water rescue and a handful of reports of power outages or stoplights being out.“It’s not uncommon for us to experience these calls, especially from the storm that happened last night,” LeSueur said.LeSueur said none of Monday’s 32 crashes were fatal or life-threatening injuries.The lone high-water rescue OPD and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to was at 4301 E. 42nd St., near Genghis Grill at the Music City Mall, LeSueur said.There were also numerous debris calls with the largest being a tree blocking the roadway at 13th Street and Golder Avenue near Odessa High School. OPD also notified Union Pacific about damage to the crossing arm at Second Street and Muskingum Avenue.The power or stoplight outages included the intersections of 31st Street and Maple Avenue, 13th Street and Jackson Avenue, 42nd Street and Lyndale Drive, Eighth Street and Hancock Avenue, 14th Street and Dixie Avenue, University Boulevard and Dawn Avenue and Kermit Highway and University.LeSueur also said power went out several times at the police station and a transformer blew causing power outage in the area.At 8:54 a.m., Ector County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Gary Duesler sent out an email to inform the public that sheriff’s office phone lines were out, but 911 was still active. Phones were back in service at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Duesler said Tuesday morning the phones at ECSO have been off and on since 5 p.m. Monday afternoon.Duesler said over email ECSO saw an increase in alarm calls from Monday’s storm. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Previous article052419_WindowsNext articleOPD participate in bingo benefit Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Report finds 8 out 9 gardai stationed in Gweedore couldn’t do their duties in…

first_img Pinterest Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Garda management failed to comply with the law when eight out of nine Gardaí assigned to serve in Gaoth Dobhair in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht could not carry out their duties through Irish.A report of an investigation, published today in An Coimisinéir Teanga’s Annual Report for 2011, found that the Garda Commissioner failed to comply with a provision of An Garda Síochána Act 2005.It requires that members of the force stationed in the Gaeltacht should be sufficientlycompetent in Irish to enable them to use it with ease in carrying out their duties.A further statutory provision of An Garda Síochána’s language scheme under the Official Languages Act was also breached.The investigation arose from a complaint from a native Irish speaker who was unable to conduct his business through Irish with Gardaí in Gaoth Dobhair.The investigation, which commenced in February 2011, was temporarily set aside when Garda authorities increased to three the number of Irish speakers assigned to the station.However, the investigation was recommenced when no further progress was reported and a formal finding of non-compliance was made by An Coimisinéir Teanga in December 2011.An Coimisinéir Teanga made a series of recommendations to be implemented by the Garda authorities within a nine-month period to ensure full compliance with the statutory requirements.Speaking at the launch of his Annual Report for 2011, An Coimisinéir Teanga, Seán Ó Cuirreáin, said that the status of Irish as a community language in the Gaeltacht was more vulnerable now than at any time in the past and that the State can hardly expect the Irish language to survive as a community language in the Gaeltacht if it continues to force people in those areas to carry out their business with the Statethrough English. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Newsx Adverts Twitter Previous article‘Twister’ captured on camera near FintownNext articleFamily of man who has part of his face bitten off describe his anguish News Highland center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota By News Highland – April 24, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Report finds 8 out 9 gardai stationed in Gweedore couldn’t do their duties in Irish WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Google+last_img read more

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Questions raised over cancer surgeries at LUH

first_img Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – April 24, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews It’s been claimed that some cancer patients are unable to access their cancer surgery at Letterkenny University Hospital.It’s understood that some patients have had their surgeries redirected to Galway, despite being told initially that their surgeries wouldn’t be affected despite the on-going pandemic.It has led to urgent calls of clarification from both the General Manager of the hospital and the CEO Saolta University Hospital GroupDonegal Action for Cancer Care Chairperson Betty Holmes says a Direct Access Prefab Unit should be put in place with a Green Pathway for Time Critical Cancer Surgeries as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/bettydsfsdfsdfcancer-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Previous articleCouncil working hard behind the scenes on Mica Redress SchemeNext articleStart date confirmed for Leaving Cert News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Questions raised over cancer surgeries at LUHlast_img read more

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Caiseal Mara security guard attacked in Moville

first_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – December 7, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Caiseal Mara security guard attacked in Moville A security guard hired after an arson attack on a hotel due to accommodate asylum seekers in Moville has had a brick thrown through his car window.The man wasn’t injured in the incident, which happened on Foyle Street at around 8 o’clock last night.He was hired to work at the Caiseal Mara hotel in the town after it was set on fire just days before a group of asylum seekers were due to begin moving in.Earlier on the Nine til Noon Show, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn said the government must take some of the blame for what happened………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/podbrick.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Previous articleLUH Manager says Winter Plan will benefit the hospitalNext articleValue for money must be key in delivery of rural broadband – MacSharry News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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News roundup

first_img Comments are closed. Thismonth’s news roundupFundingfears for engineers under new LSCThebasic national funding rates set by the DfEE to be implemented by the LSC havealready come in for criticism.Engineeringspecialists fear that the new funding regime will have serious consequences forsome training providers.“We’renot being allowed to go directly from where we are now to the funding levelssuggested,” explained Nick Morrissey, chief executive of the Southampton-basedengineering training body Seta.  “Ifit’s an augmentation of funding, it’s being damped.” The effect of damping isthat providers cannot draw down more funding than in 1999 plus 10 per cent. ForMorrissey it comes as a kick in the teeth. “I’veimproved the quality of delivery – we’ve taken on more staff to do that. As aresult the delivery of NVQs has increased by about 43 per cent,” he said.ButSeta’s funding is tied to its 1999 performance. “For the coming year I justdrop the extra 43 per cent I’ve done in 2000/01. I can’t afford to resourceit,” said Morrissey.Thereare also cuts of 44 per cent in funding for engineering apprentices aged19-plus, despite encouragement to take on older people. “It looks as if I willhave a reduction in funding of around £200,000, so I’ve got difficult decisionsto make.”PlymouthEngineering Group Training Scheme (PEGTS) runs a 100-place apprentice centre. ManagerPeter Stacey said, “Short-term, it’s causing us severe cashflow problems. OurLSC is looking for growth and we’ve got companies saying, ‘Give us moreapprentices’, but there’s no way we can fund that.” Underthe Tec system PEGTS received local discretionary funding, but its LSC ispowerless to help because national programme rates are fixed centrally. Staceyis, nonetheless, optimistic. “In the long term, we’ll get somewhere near£12,000 funding for an apprenticeship. Hopefully 10 years of livinghand-to-mouth will then be a bad memory.”Discountson virtual schoolsAseries of special offers for employers have been made available as part ofLearning at Work Day on 17 May.Organiserthe Campaign for Learning has persuaded iLearn.To and Skillsoft to make certaincourses accessible free of charge for the day. Inaddition, employers who are interested in exploring the potential of e-learningcan take advantage of iLearn.To’s offer of creating their own virtualuniversity.Otheroffers, including planning materials for 17 May, are accessible through thecampaign’s website  www.campaign-for-learning.org.ukLinemanagers get involvedLinemanagers are playing an increasing role in deciding how team development eventsare run. They are commissioning and initiating such coaching and rely ontraining professionals to act as advisers.Thisis just one of the findings in the Brathay Insights survey conducted inassociation with Lancaster University and Personnel Today magazine. Thesurvey showed that trainers felt they were more likely to become involved insenior management development initiatives. www.brathay.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. News roundupOn 1 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Wanted: Faster, better, metrics

first_imgWanted: Faster, better, metricsOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Keith Rodgers, Co- founder of Webster Buchanan Research, a companyspecialising in IT and human capital management research www.websterb.comSoftware tools exist to provide organisations with better workforceintelligence, but HR analytics – and HR’s use of them – still have a long wayto go. When the history of the HR technology industry is finally written, one bigchapter deserves to be reserved for ‘wasted opportunities’. And somewhere nearthe very top of the list should be human capital reporting and analysis. For years, leading enterprise HR software vendors have offered analyticaltools that give organisations better insight into workforce planning andperformance management. And for as many years, large numbers of customers havesteered clear of them. Part of the blame lies with the software industry itself – after all, if theapplications really were ‘must-haves’, we’d all have them. But some of theblame must be set at the door of the HR department, as many HR metrics fallshort of what business leaders need. For example, it’s important to know if thenumber of voluntary terminations at your organisation increases year-on-year,and HR will be expected to identify the problem areas, help establish thecauses and draw up a plan to tackle them. But the chief executive might wantthis put in a wider business context. For example, how does the increase inattrition affect productivity? Without this Information, it’s hard to get the interestof senior executives – and if they’re not interested, HR may as well notproduce the data. This level of analysis can seem daunting. You can correlate employee dataand model what your workforce will look like on 5 March 2006, but it takes alot of effort and, in the meantime, you’ve got day-to-day issues to deal with. The solution lies in a combination of market maturity and a healthy dose ofrealism. First, software vendors are striving to make analytical applicationseasier to adopt, so you may be able to meet many of your needs more easily thanyou think. Second, you might be able to put your existing reporting capabilityto better use – no other department uses its IT systems to its fullestcapacity, so it’s unlikely that HR does so. Finally, like many IT projects, a step-by-step approach to improvingreporting may help make your analytical projects more manageable. While it’s good to think big, it’s often more practical to start small. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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