To be notified of future updates from the Official Receiver please register to receive an email alert. We continue to discuss with potential purchases for Carillion’s remaining contracts, as well as remain committed to engaging with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed. Regrettably eight job losses are being announced and those leaving the business this week will be provided with every support to find new work by Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service. Secure on-going employment has been confirmed for a further 101 members of staff who are transferring to new suppliers, taking the total number of jobs saved to 11,739. In total, to date 11,739 jobs (64% of the pre-liquidation workforce) have been saved and 2,340 (13%) jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation A further 1,121 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons This information does not include jobs attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally occurred Just under 3,000 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease these contracts Further information about rights in redundancy is available on gov.uk Further information A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said:
Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the Ryman Auditorium last night, playing the second of a three-night run in Nashville, TN. After welcoming Jack Pearson and Steve Cropper during a soulful night one, TTB kept up the energy with more guests and powerful performing on night two.Opening with “Laugh About It,” TTB barreled through some of their classics before welcoming Paul Olsen and Kristina Tain out for a rockin’ “The Party’s Over.” Olsen and TTB vocalist Mike Mattison are members of Scrapomatic, and the song is a favorite from that band’s catalog.Later on in the set, the group broke into their new album’s title track, “Let Me Get By,” and welcoming Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin for the version. The show closed with a single-song encore, a cover of Derek & The Dominoes “Anyday,” featuring the legendary guitarwork of Jack Pearson. Watch the encore below, courtesy of sponsela:Check out the setlist.fm setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Tedeschi Trucks Band setlists[H/T JamBase]
Seven teens. Seven distinctly different stories. One common experience.For many teens, having a summer job means more than just a paycheck. It means a chance to develop real-world skills — how to meet deadlines, stand accountable, and contribute to a team. On-the-summer-job experiences build character and put teenagers on a path to future success. Experts say that holding down a job as a teenager translates into better job skills as an adult and ultimately higher lifetime earnings.This summer, 51 local high school students and recent graduates spent the school break working in various departments across Harvard’s Cambridge and Allston campuses as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The accounts that follow make it clear that for many of them, the value of the experience went far beyond the money earned.For 18-year-old Vanessa Bellony, it was another step in building an entirely new life.“My family and I moved to the United States from Haiti four years ago, after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Already during my short time in this county, I have achieved a lot more than I ever dreamed I would,” said the recent graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. “I taught myself English before starting high school; I got involved with youth programs that helped with my performance in school, outside of school, and at work; I graduated high school with an impressive GPA; and I collected enough scholarships to go to a college that is ranked sixth nationally among business schools.”Bellony called SYEP “a great way for me to expand my work experience. It has allowed me to gain more knowledge and skills — both professionally and personally. I’ve been able to attend helpful educational workshops that will help guide me through many life choices … I am grateful for my time spent at Harvard and know that the skills I learned here this summer will only help me when I go out and conquer the world!”Vicky Grinberg spent the summer working in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “My parents only dreamed of such a place when they were younger,” she said. “In the Soviet Union, where they lived until 1994 … simply existing was a challenge. I was lucky enough to be born in Boston.“Just being exposed to some things has sparked certain lessons in me that I will bring with me throughout college, my career, and my life,” she added. “I feel more prepared to take on the professional world and more confident in my abilities.”Not all the students worked in an office. Some, like 18-year-olds Javon Santos and Pasquale Fulginiti, spent the summer with Harvard’s Fleet Management Services team. “Since I was a child, I have always wanted to work on cars as a mechanic, and Harvard University has helped me take my first step in that direction. [SYEP] has given me an extraordinary opportunity … and I am very thankful for it,” said Santos.Fulginiti agreed, saying, “It has given me a glimpse of what to expect when I leave here to attend the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and ultimately begin my career in automotive services.”Sixteen-year-old Andrea Burbano, who worked in the Community Affairs office, called SYEP a great opportunity. “On any particular day we might help a 5-year-old get excited about learning over the summer, show a 9-year-old that reading is fun, or help facilitate events with families throughout Allston and Brighton. All while getting paid!” she said. “Having this job has given me such a sense of accomplishment and gratitude. Not only am I bettering myself, but I am able to give back to the community in real and tangible ways. And that is something I will forever be proud of.”Nabila Djellakh, 17, said that because of her experience with SYEP, she is more prepared for what she knows is down the road. “I learned about working under pressure while remaining calm and professional. I know that these are the types of skills that will help me succeed in the future.”While all the students were proud of their accomplishments, 18-year-old Shakib Pranta, who worked with Harvard Public Affairs and Communications this summer, said it best. “My family and I came to the United States from Bangladesh just seven years ago and today I am a high school graduate, am getting ready to attend college, and am already working in an office environment.“This still seems like a dream to me … It’s more than just an opportunity. It’s an honor. But seeing the smile on my mother’s face … is more than enough for me.”For more of the students’ stories, see the Community Affairs website.
If you are interested in Edge, 5G, Dell Technologies products for OEM customers and industries such as Healthcare, Telecom and Industrial Automation, register now for our upcoming Solutions Summit – Virtual by DesignLearn more about what we do at Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge SolutionsFollow us on Twitter @delltechoem and @OliviaAtDellJoin our LinkedIn Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Showcase page Growing up in rural Ireland, one of my dad’s favourite sayings was “Necessity is the mother of invention,” usually in the context of some newfangled farming equipment! At the time, I didn’t always appreciate what he meant. But Dad, as usual, was 100 percent right. In fact, I’ve seen his words come beautifully to life in recent months amongst my own marketing team at Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions.Communications voidTo explain, we have a long and successful track record of engaging with customers and generating business via face-to-face events, including huge, global shows like Mobile World Congress for the telecom market and Hannover Messe for industrial automation and manufacturing customers.This year, world circumstances led to both shows being cancelled at short notice, leaving a huge communications void in two major business areas. We also had to cancel our involvement in industry, customer, partner and internal engagement events.Our rapid responseIn response, we had to quickly re-imagine how we could meaningfully reach out to customers through digital communications. As part of our rapid response strategy, we adapted and enlarged our existing digital campaigns to become the main platforms for both shows.By the end of April, over a period of weeks, we had two full-scale, completely digital campaigns in place to increase awareness plus drive lead generation and site traffic. We used both paid media and organic social promotion of telecom and industrial themed webinars, eBooks, podcasts & vEvents. I’m happy to report that customer engagement has been very positive.Virtual by designOur upcoming Solutions Summit – taking place on the 17th and 18th of June – is proudly virtual by design. Over the course of two days, customers can virtually navigate their way through the summit, just like they would at a physical event – visiting exhibition spaces, attending a plenary session, taking part in live webinars, attending group sessions and one-to-one meetings as well as interactive networking breakout sessions. Necessity drove innovationSo, how did the team pivot so quickly? As my father would say, necessity drove innovation. We work in such a fast-paced environment – we simply couldn’t afford to get left behind or sit and wait to see what other teams or companies would do. We knew we had to deliver a 100 percent digital solution. There was no alternative. And it wasn’t just a tick box exercise – we wanted to make it creative and fun, providing an immersive, interactive and interesting experience for customers.We were fortunate to have strong digital expertise onboard, but it was concentrated in pockets. For some of the team, there were understandable fears about their knowledge and experience of some of the digital marketing tools.Developing new skillsAs leader, I believe that my role was to provide a supportive environment, where the team felt comfortable taking risks, learning new skills and reaching out to each other for help. To support personal development, we provided a short but intensive course through the Digital Marketing Institute to increase people’s knowledge, capabilities and most crucially, their confidence.Community of best practiceAs there was a similar dynamic across all of Dell Technologies’ global marketing teams, a virtual community of best practice sharing emerged naturally, pretty much overnight. This facilitated rapid learning-by-doing, which in turn meant planning-to-execution timelines for large, global events have been drastically reduced from an average of seven to ten months down to a mere ten weeks!It has been inspiring to see how the entire team stepped up to the challenge and I’m proud to say that we’re all now comfortable in thinking digital first!How has necessity driven innovation at your company? We’d love to hear from you – contact us here and do stay in touch.
View Comments Star Files Larry Kramer’s heartbreaking and passionate drama The Normal Heart will lead a small screen revolution on May 25, when a new adaptation directed by Ryan Murphy premieres on HBO. The TV movie features a seriously star-studded cast, including Mark Ruffalo as Ned, Matt Bomer as Felix, Julia Roberts as Emma and Jim Parsons as Tommy. The quartet is making a splash on the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which will hit newsstands May 9. “It’s such a rich, important, cool part of American culture,” Ruffalo told EW of the groundbreaking AIDS drama. “It’s as cool as the hippies; it’s as cool as the civil rights movement. It has its heroes. It has its f*cking drama.” The cover also includes a collection of shocking statistics: Did you know 60 percent of young Americans living with HIV today don’t know they’re infected? To find out more, pick up the new issue of EW, then catch The Normal Heart on HBO. Mark Ruffalo
Test anxiety is one of the most common forms of stress school-aged children face. Even when you know the material on a test, stress can cause changes in the body and brain that make it hard to think clearly. To tackle this problem, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts recommend following the steps below when preparing for your child’s next test. Step 1: Allow plenty of time to study. Cramming and staying up all night before a test are sure tickets to disaster. Waiting until the last minute to study increases stress hormones and can actually decrease your memory. Studying boosts confidence and also lowers your risk of panicking on test day. Preparing a written study schedule for tests can help keep you and your child from waiting until the last minute. Remember to allow plenty of time for fun, breaks and rest. Step 2: Some children study better with a “study buddy” or with another person who can help get them motivated. Choose a study partner who can help with the subjects that will be covered on the test. Studying with another person can help relieve some anxiety and make the task a team effort. Step 3: Make sure you have everything you need to study for the test. If the textbooks or class notes are unclear, have the child ask the teacher for other suggestions on how to better understand the material. Library books, websites or magazine articles might be helpful, too. Step 4: Don’t let your child drink too many caffeinated or soda drinks on test day. Even though they can perk you up temporarily, the sugar and caffeine will eventually cause you to “crash.” They can also cause you to think less clearly. Junk foods that are full of sugar and carbohydrates can have the same effect. Instead, choose snacks and drinks that are healthy brain foods. Make sure kids have these on hand for studying and testing time. Step 5: Find a quick relaxation technique that helps your child calm down. Most test stress occurs during the first few minutes of the test. If this happens, spend a few minutes relaxing before tackling the test. Some relaxation methods are breathing, stretching, yoga, exercise, imagery, meditation, walking or squeezing a stress ball. It is okay to combine methods to suit your child’s preference. Step 6: Reward your children for all their hard work. If they followed all these steps, they deserve a reward, no matter how they performed on the test. Step 8: Relax! Your child is ready for the test…and is now a lot less stressed. For more information about the Georgia 4-H Health Rocks “Less Stress on the Test” program, contact the UGA Extension Office in your county.
Another big solar-plus-storage project proposed for Nevada data center FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Billed as the “world’s largest, most advanced data center campus,” Switch Inc.’s Citadel complex near Reno, Nev., could be powered by a large-scale solar-plus-storage project, according to a recent proposal to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.Citadel Solar LLC, a project development affiliate of CD Clean Energy and Infrastructure VII JV LLC, a fund managed by private equity firm Capital Dynamics Inc., on Jan. 18 filed an application to construct the 250-MW solar photovoltaic project along with a 60-MW/240-MWh battery storage system, new transmission capacity and other infrastructure on roughly 2,188 acres of private land near the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Storey County, Nev.The center also houses a lithium-ion battery factory owned by Tesla Inc. and Panasonic Corp., plus another new data center under development by Google LLC. In December, Google proposed an agreement with NV Energy Inc. to purchase 350 MW of solar and up to 280 MW of battery storage to power a new data center near Las Vegas.Switch, which is among several major companies that have left NV Energy, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy utility, for alternative power suppliers, is working with Capital Dynamics on 1,000 MW of solar projects in Nevada.The first phase of the Citadel Solar project, if approved, will include 100 MW of solar and 60 MW of energy storage located at a nearby Switch-owned substation. A second phase would add another 150 MW of solar. Construction is scheduled to start in 2020 and finish in 2021.[Garrett Hering]More ($): Another big solar-plus-storage facility proposed in Nevada
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [50 Cent kicks off 2016 in style at The Emporium in Patchogue on Jan. 2!]Jack’s WaterfallJack Licitra has released eight CDs with his project, Jack’s Waterfall, performing with some of the best musicians in the world, including Levon Helm, Jimmy Vivino and Bakithi Kumalo, as well as opening shows for legends such as Richie Havens, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pinetop Perkins—and even playing for then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton! Come welcome the New Year by enjoying his truly amazing musical gifts and kick off 2016 in jazzy, soul-soothing style! Let Jack’s Waterfall flow over you! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $25-$100. 9 p.m. December 31.Jessie’s GirlBreak out the Converse, strap on a headband and dust off the jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington.paramountny.com $25-$55. 10 p.m. December 31.A Rat Pack New YearDirect from Las Vegas, this spectacular show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights, when the swingin’ ring-a-ding group known as “The Rat Pack” was creating hipster legends with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ favorite good ole bad boys: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. The show features uncanny vocal recreations and unbridled humor. The men are backed by a smoking-hot orchestra that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. Hits include “That’s Amore,” “My Way,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “Fly me to the Moon,” “My Kind of Town,” “New York, New York,” and many more! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $60-$95. Times vary, December 31-January 3.BadfishCovering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the original’s classic tune. Bradley! Bradley! Long Live Bradley! Oops. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh. muls.com $10. 10 p.m. January 1.ShiffleyThis Long Island band’s indie/synth-rock beats have opened for several energetic and fun multi-band shows. Their latest hit album Anthem City was released back in August. Opening the show are The Serotones, The Como Brothers Band and Flid. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $15. 6:30 p.m. January 2. Mike DelGuidice & Big ShotThis is the only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who have actually shared a stage with the most famous Long Islander, The Piano Man, himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol—and the performances are absolutely stellar! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington.paramountny.com $15-$35. 8 p.m. January 2.John ZieglerAs a single, never married adult, John finds his humor in the world of dating and his observation of the married people he knows. In addition to being a self-proclaimed relationship expert, John also fancies himself an authority on the workplace. Growing up the youngest of six children in a Jewish family within an Italian/Irish Catholic neighborhood has given John a unique perspective, which has him happily confused to this day. Get ready to laugh, hard! He’s one funny man. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $17. 9 p.m. January 2.50 CentHis head-bobbing and sometimes-unsettling beats range from more than a decade of top-selling albums, but 50 Cent’s latest drop, The Kanan Tape, shows a matured, reflective, entertaining-as-ever veteran of the music industry—and the streets. His recent bankruptcy and Instagram wars aside, 50 Cent still has serious lyrical skills that set him apart. He’s also got another album, Street King Immortal, set to be released in 2016. With Funk Flex. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25-$40. 10 p.m. January 2.Bill Murray Movie MarathonFor the first time since the ’80s, catch Stripes and Caddyshack on the same big screen. Too bad the PGA couldn’t make Carl the Groundskeeper the ambassador of the links at the US Open. Laugh, giggle, roar—do what you will—this is Bill Murray, and he is king! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com Admission free with $20 food/beverage purchase. 6 p.m. January 3.Shakespeare’s The Winter’s TaleObsession, redemption and spectacular performances are on the menu at the cinematic celebration that is this showing of The Bard’s timeless tragicomedy. Co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan, expect a memorable evening of theatrical splendor with the fantastic re-telling of this absolute classic, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Public: $12. Members: $7. Seniors (62+) & Students (w/ID): $9. Children: (12 and under): $5. 7 p.m. January 5.Rocco DiSpiritoThis celebrity chef and bestselling author will speak about his culinary mastery and sign his new cookbook The Negative Calorie Diet. In it, he explains how true health and real weight loss come from a whole-foods diet that is rich in negative calorie foods. Best of all, there is no limit to the quantity of negative calorie foods you can eat, because those calories don’t count! Gotta get us some ah that! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. January 5.–Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nick Davis Nick Davis is a Business Psychologist and Director at Davis Associates, a Surrey-based HR consultancy in the UK. Davis Associates works with companies of all sizes to inspire greater individual, … Web: davisassociates.co.uk Details Does your company have a succession plan in place? If not, you will want to correct this as soon as possible. Without careful thought and consideration, a business can be hit hard when an employee retires, resigns, or has to be let go. However, if you dedicate the necessary time and effort into constructing a succession plan, your company will enjoy a whole host of benefits, while sparing unnecessary stress, frustration and expense.Put simply, succession planning is the process of deciding who will take over when an executive or a similar key leader has to move on. As times change and job requirements evolve, the succession plan will have to be readdressed. As such, leaders should always keep an eye out for dedicated, enthusiastic employees with leadership potential.A succession plan is key to leadership development, and it is an important performance management tool, but what are the specific advantages that arise when companies put in place a carefully considered succession plan?Having a succession plan in place boosts employee engagement levelsWe all want engaged, enthusiastic employees, and a succession plan can be a helpful tool when it comes to boosting employee engagement levels. One source suggests that employees, particularly those from younger generations, are much more likely to remain engaged when you consider their strengths and interests and match them to opportunities provided through succession planning.This is backed up by a study which showed that 62% of employees strongly believed that they would be significantly more engaged if their organizations had a succession plan in place. This same study showed that a remarkable 94% of employers agreed that succession plans positively impacted engagement scores.We should also keep in mind that, more often than not, a succession plan involves promoting employees from within the company — a move that has been shown to keep employees engaged and motivated.A succession plan improves staff retention ratesAs well as improving employee engagement scores, promoting from within and creating a succession plan can do wonders when it comes to lowering staff turnover rates. Showing your employees that there are opportunities available to those who perform effectively and those who remain loyal motivates employees to work harder. On the other hand, employees who are certain that they will never climb the ranks, regardless of effort or perseverance, will likely look for opportunities elsewhere.For this reason, not only should your succession plan be structured and regularly readdressed, but it should be openly discussed with employees, too. Let them know your leadership selection process, and what steps employees should take in order to be considered for a promotion.A succession plan can save your company a lot of moneyAll organizations need to keep an eye on the bottom line and be wise with expenditure. Without a succession plan in place, you might find yourself in the situation where you need to swiftly fill an executive position, but you don’t have any existing, qualified employees to fill the role. As such, you’ll have to turn your attention to external candidates.While your recruitment selection process might reveal a number of exciting prospects, the costs of external hires tend to be much higher than the cost of training existing employees. On top of this, they are unfamiliar with the company ethos, values, and procedures. As such, it takes longer for them to get up to speed (which costs you money in lost productivity). In addition, external hires tend to receive lower marks in performance reviews and are more likely to be laid off when compared to internal hires. For this reason, it benefits you to make the most out of existing talent, and plan for their succession.A succession plan can also save you stress and frustrationNobody likes to be caught out unawares, but if you don’t have a succession plan, you are almost guaranteed to suffer the stress and frustration that accompanies lack of preparation. From the moment an executive hands in his or her notice, the pressure is on to find an appropriate replacement, and you have limited time to do so.Decisions made in haste can often prove unwise, regardless of how determined you are to be thorough and careful in your selection. Companies often choose to preemptively create a succession plan to allow for a smooth transition that will ease company-wide stress and confusion.A succession plan means your business will be alive and well for years to comeExecutives have spent a lot of time, energy, and dedication to help their companies climb to the top of their field. But if you want your business to remain competitive, you need to look to the future. Without a succession plan, the business has no clear direction. You haven’t taken care to ensure that the company will be in good, qualified hands, should the unexpected happen. In this respect, you should think about a succession plan as a kind of insurance. With any luck, it will be business as usual, but if the worst should happen, you are prepared.If you’re looking for advice and assistance on how to create a succession plan, there is a lot of information online containing step-by-step instructions and words of wisdom. You’ll likely have to go through a period of executive assessment and coaching, but once you have a succession plan in place, you’ll benefit from the feeling of security and satisfaction, knowing your business will be around for generations to come.
CNOOC Limited has started production from the Penglai 19-3 oil field 1/3/8/9 comprehensive adjustment project located offshore China. Penglai 19-3 oilfield 1/3/8/9 comprehensive adjustment project is located in south central Bohai Sea, 216 kilometers northwest from Tanggu and 80 kilometers southeast from Penglai city. The average water depth of the oilfield is 27 to 33 meters.Announcing the start of production from the project on Monday, CNOOC said that the project is fully utilizing the existing facilities in Penglai 19-3 oilfield. Major production facilities include two wellhead platforms and a central processing platform. There are two wells currently producing. The project is expected to reach its peak production of approximately 58,700 barrels of crude oil per day in 2020.CNOOC holds a 51 percent interest in Penglai 19-3 oilfield and acts as the operator and ConocoPhillips holds the remaining 49 percent interest.Yuan Guangyu, CEO of CNOOC Limited, commented: “Successful production commencement of Penglai 19-3 oilfield 1/3/8/9 comprehensive adjustment project will strongly support Bohai to stabilize its production at 30 million tons for another 10 years.”