Related posts:No related photos. Welcome to the Payroll Software Smart BuyerOn 20 May 2010 in Personnel Today Here you will find links to all content of the Payroll Software Smart Buyer.To help you research and understand your requirements, we’ve split our content into four simple sections… Before you buy In this section, learn from others and understand the decisions you need to take around what you need and why you need it: Seven steps to proving the business case How to handle product demos Calculating ROI Due diligence – minimising risk 10 steps to a final decision CASE STUDIES Accord Payroll implemented for The Opera Group WHITE PAPERS HR and technology: an uncomfortable relationship? HR outsourcing and the credit crunch Guide to achieving buy-in Strategic Use of Technology in HR & Payroll Solutions Market evaluation Learn more about types of software in this section, the options you face in hosting and paying for your new system, and learn from others: Your A-Z guide to payroll software A guide to payroll software suppliers Integrating HR and payroll systems Payroll self-service – pros and cons WHITE PAPERS Changing face of reward: engaging employees through the recession HR and payroll software – to integrate or not? Project roll-out Learn how to implement as smoothly as possible the transition to your new payroll software: Six reasons why IT projects fail Talking to techies Integrating with existing systems Keeping costs down CASE STUDIES Wirral Partnership Homes opts for Frontier Software WHITE PAPERS Reduce your Costs and Increase Efficiency in a Slowing Economy Post purchase Here you can learn how to adapt to your new system and get the most out of your supplier: Using payroll software reporting Service level agreements – managing relationships with your software supplier Training staff to use your new software Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
Climate change is a major threat to global biodiversity. Antarctic ecosystems are no exception. Investigatingpast species responses to climatic events can distinguish natural from anthropogenic impacts. Climatechange produces ‘winners’, species that benefit from these events and ‘losers’, species that decline or becomeextinct. Using molecular techniques, we assess the demographic history and population structure ofPygoscelis penguins in the Scotia Arc related to climate warming after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). Allthree pygoscelid penguins responded positively to post-LGM warming by expanding from glacial refugia,with those breeding at higher latitudes expanding most. Northern (Pygoscelis papua papua) and Southern(Pygoscelis papua ellsworthii) gentoo sub-species likely diverged during the LGM. Comparing historicalresponses with the literature on current trends, we see Southern gentoo penguins are responding to currentwarming as they did during post-LGM warming, expanding their range southwards. Conversely, Ade´lie andchinstrap penguins are experiencing a ‘reversal of fortunes’ as they are now declining in the AntarcticPeninsula, the opposite of their response to post-LGM warming. This suggests current climate warming hasdecoupled historic population responses in the Antarctic Peninsula, favoring generalist gentoo penguins asclimate change ‘winners’, while Ade´lie and chinstrap penguins have become climate change ‘losers’.Climate
Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. (Credit: Eric and Christian/Wikipedia.) TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) (PARIS: FTI) today announced that it has been awarded a significant(1) subsea contract from Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) for the Marlim and Voador fields, located offshore Brazil.TechnipFMC will supply up to eight manifolds for production and injection, utilizing the all-electric Robotic Valve Controller (RVC). The contract also includes associated tools, spares and services.The RVC is a unique robotic technology that replaces traditional subsea hydraulics, as well as thousands of mechanical parts, while providing real-time data and analysis on system performance. This results in a manifold that is smaller, less complex and less costly with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. Moreover, the RVC’s software can be remotely upgraded and maintained subsea, increasing the overall reliability and availability of the subsea system.Jonathan Landes, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are honored that Petrobras has selected us to support the ongoing development of the Marlim and Voador fields. We look forward to executing this project using our local capabilities in Brazil and contributing to another important development in the country.“We are very excited to bring new technology and automation capabilities to this project through the use of the RVC to operate the manifolds. Our innovations in automation and electrification are helping our clients lower their operational expenditures and reduce the carbon intensity of their subsea projects.” Source: Company Press Release TechnipFMC will supply up to eight manifolds for production and injection, utilizing the all-electric Robotic Valve Controller (RVC)
View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic USA: Boeing Secures USD 7.67 Million F/A18 E/F Contract The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $7,671,795 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft armament equipment, to include: 174 station control units; 22 aerial refueling store (ARS) suspension lugs; 12 centerline feed through plates; 11 ARS air probes; 11 ARS fuel probes, six ALE-50 dispensers towed decoys; six ALE-50 chassis towed decoys; six ALE-50 protector towed decoys; four ALR-67 mounting base radar warning receivers; and four ALR-67 mounting retainers radar warning receivers.Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, September 16, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: 7.67 View post tag: Boeing View post tag: contract View post tag: E/F Share this article View post tag: USD Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Boeing Secures USD 7.67 Million F/A18 E/F Contract September 16, 2011 View post tag: F/A18 View post tag: secures Industry news View post tag: million
Women’s HockeyDespite some transport issues, Oxford eventually found the correct venue to take on the team directly above them in the league, Tulse Hill and Dulwich. Their opponents started well, and Oxford found themselves a goal down within ten minutes. Oxford battled back, but conceeded again at the start of the second half. However, a finely finished goal from Beth Wild followed by a short corner strike from Charlotte Jackson saw the Blues earn a hard fought draw against the physical London side.NetballThe Blues lost 30-27. The Roos lost 28-24 in a tough match against Wolverhampton. Despite dissapointment with the result, it was a strong performance agaisnt a physical side, with Emma Fuller drawing the plaudits with her virtuoso performance. Only three months ago, the Roos lost by twelve points to the same opposition. This is a real vindication for their new South African coach. To still be maintaining a mid-table position, having only been promoted this year, is a genuine achievement. Women’s Ice HockeyA frustrating 3-1 defeat against Milton Keynes took place on Saturday. Having held their opponents to 1-1 by the end of the first session, Oxford were disappointed to have lost such a tight match. But Milton Keynes’ experience and fitness proved decisive as they shut the Blues out after going in front. Tickets are soon on sale at £5 for the Varsity match : 2 March at 6.15pm at the Oxford Ice Rink. Coming up: This Saturday will see Oxford Gaelic Football team take on Oxford Aussie Rules Football team in an International compromise rules match. Expect to see the same sort of violence as takes place when Australia and Ireland contest these matches.With thanks to Charlotte Jackson, Catherine Clark, Michelle Bannister and Tom Quinn. If you would like to see your Blues’ results first on Cherwell24, e-mail [email protected] to see them published online.
The Cotswold Food Partnership (CFP) has launched a ’concept to shelf’ product development service. iBrand will develop the recipe, source ingredients and manufacturing, develop branding, packaging and marketing, and assist with sales, said the firm.CFP founder Carl Le Neveu said: “We’re here to help companies with limited NPD expertise, or larger manufacturers whose NPD team is overstretched because of extra demand.”The company said it was already in discussion with several potential clients regarding a savoury pastry line and a range of luxury cakes.
Food retailers have provided more work in the second quarter of 2012, despite the first drop in shop numbers in at least three years.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and business law firm Bond Pearce have published the latest statistics from its Retail Employment Monitor (REM), which began in October 2008. It revealed a 0.5% drop in the number of retail outlets compared to last year – a total of 88 fewer shops in the sample.However, there was a 1.8% boost in the number of hours worked during Q2 2012, compared to the same period in 2011. The BRC attributed this to the food retailing sector, which saw the fastest growth from part-time workers.The total rise in the number of hours worked was the equivalent of 12,648 more full-time jobs, according to the REM sample.Stephen Robertson, director general of the BRC, said: “Retail as a whole is still where much-needed new jobs are coming from but, within that, it’s food retailing that’s providing more work. Big events like the Jubilee celebrations provided a limited boost to employment levels but underlying weakness in the economy and consumer confidence continue to hit sales and job numbers in non-food retailing. “Supermarkets, continuing to open smaller-format stores, are masking the potential of a much sharper decline. Without them, total shop numbers would have fallen further. Even so, retailers’ sentiment about the coming quarter has improved. A year ago a quarter said they would be cutting jobs – now that’s only 4%. And, the relaxation of Sunday trading laws during the Olympics is expected to provide a boost to the number of hours worked over the coming months.”The REM also indicated businesses were not looking to get rid of jobs or hire new employees, this year, as 83% of the sample said they would keep staffing levels unchanged, compared with 58% last year.The proportion of retailers suggesting they will decrease staffing levels during the next quarter has fallen to 4%, compared with 25% for the same period last year.Christina Tolvas-Vincent, head of retail employment at Bond Pearce, said: “At first glance, there are some positive messages here; rising employment which translates to more than 12,000 extra full-time equivalent jobs and redundancy rates remaining very low. “Serious concerns remain, however. The number of retail outlets is falling for the first time, reflecting the immense pressure on high street retailers in particular, and for non-food retailers, employment levels are down. It is therefore encouraging to see the government looking at creative ways to bring vacant high street properties back into use and also offering further help to pilot areas under the Portas project. “It has also been a summer of ups and downs so far with the Jubilee celebrations, the record amount of wet weather and now the build-up to the Olympics all having an impact on the industry. But the reality of the situation may be clouded as a result. It will be very interesting to see what the next quarter brings.”
Source: Allied BakeriesOperating profit at Allied Bakeries has improved despite a fall in revenue owing to the loss of its largest private label bread contract earlier in the financial year.The business has delivered a ‘substantial cost reduction’, owner ABF revealed in its annual results for the year ending 12 September 2020. It also noted that further restructuring of the bakery and associated logistics operations are planned for the next year.Allied Bakeries is part of ABF’s grocery division, which reported revenue of £3.53bn during the period. Adjusted operating profit, which hit £437m, was up 15% on the previous year and was driven by cost efficiencies and lower promotional spend.This, ABF added, more than offset a one-time non-cash write-down of £15m against Allied.“Allied Bakeries revenues declined this year following the termination of our largest private label bread contract earlier in the financial year. The business implemented a significant cost reduction programme during the year. Combined with a Covid-19 related uplift in sales the underlying operating result improved,” ABF stated in its results.“Following our announcement in July of our exit from the Co-op contract, the carrying values of some of our distribution assets have been reviewed, resulting in a write-down charge of £15m.”Hull-based Jacksons is to manufacture own label bread for Co-op from next spring, while Warburtons will handle the distribution.Kingsmill owner Allied also exited its own label bread contract with Tesco this year.Elsewhere, ABF said it received £30m in the second half of the year for the insurance claim relating to a fire at its Speedibake factory in Wakefield, which happened in February. This, ABF said, more than offsets the £25m exceptional charge taken in the first half.On the ingredients side, AB Mauri experienced a ‘rapid and substantial’ increase in retail demand for yeast and bakery ingredients as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, ABF said.“Sales were also strong to industrial bakery customers but demand from foodservice and craft bakers was lower,” it stated in its results.
Read Full Story On Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8, the Fromm Concerts at Harvard assemble some of the finest musicians in creative music for a series of free concerts, “Creative Music Convergences,” in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall.“These are musicians who just go up there and create,” says Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts Vijay Iyer, who curated the 2016 Fromm concerts. “Every night is different, every time is different, and each has its own integrity and power.”The Thursday lineup features 7:30 p.m. performances by Wadada Leo Smith and Vijay Iyer and Nicole Mitchell with Tomeka Reid and Mike Reed. At 9 p.m. Okkyung Lee and the Steve Lehman Octet take the stage.On Friday at 7:30 p.m., hear Craig Taborn and Wadada Leo Smith with Ikue Mori. The 9 p.m. show features Courtney Bryan and the Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio. “Improvisation really builds something. It’s not contra to composition; it’s another way of putting music together.”The musicians in this year’s Fromm concerts span generations, geography, and style. “What we call creative music, experimental music that involves improvisation, has an astonishingly diverse range of expression,” says Iyer. “Tyshawn Sorey plays the Village Vanguard but studied with Stockhausen; Steve Lehman is one of the transforming figures of 21st century jazz; Ikue Mori plays solo cello with a rock band [the legendary DNA], Craig Taborn is the most admired keyboardist of my generation.“They’re all here,” says Iyer, “because they’re innovative and unique.”All four concerts are free and open to the public.
Source: UVM. 4.28.2011 University of Vermont,A quarter-million-dollar gift from The Grossman Family Foundation of Cos Cob, Ct. has been designated to support the priorities of the incoming dean of the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration.Designated to the School of Business Administration Dean’s Fund, the gift is being made as an investment in the future of the School of Business Administration, according to Steven Grossman, a 1961 UVM alumnus and chair of the board of trustees of the foundation. The gift will be used at the discretion of the incoming dean, Sanjay Sharma, Grossman said.”We were very pleased to learn that the University was able to attract a new dean with the proven leadership abilities and academic credentials of Dr. Sharma,” said Grossman. “The experience that both he and Pramodita Sharma bring to UVM strike us as a perfect fit for the school’s existing strengths and emerging areas of academic distinctiveness.” Sharma’s spouse, Pramodita Sharma, is an internationally distinguished scholar in the fields of entrepreneurship and family business and has accepted an appointment to the faculty of the UVM School of Business Administration as the Daniel Clarke Sanders Professor.Incoming dean Sanjay Sharma said he will use The Grossman Family Foundation gift to advance the business school on a number of fronts, including student career advising and services; entrepreneurial and organizational skills development; and program and curriculum development for areas of strategic focus such as entrepreneurship and family business. Other priorities could include summer support for faculty research projects; student scholarships; development and hosting of academic conferences and travel to such conferences held elsewhere; hosting prestigious scholars as speakers international recruitment; communications; and student recruitment.