Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

first_imgTalent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer BrandingShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. “As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director – Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.”Read full article last_img

Tuesday at 49ers HQ: Sights still set on playoffs’ No. 1 seed

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Kyle Shanahan’s message to the 49ers at Tuesday’s team meeting: the NFC’s No. 1 playoff seed is still within reach.“It’s good to hear,” quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said. “Today, just getting that realization back in our mind that we do control our own destiny, if we handle business, we’ll be in a good spot.“We’ve got to take it one game at a time, it starts with the Rams and we’ll take it from there.”Stunned by the Atlanta Falcons in the final seconds of Sunday’s 29-22 home …last_img read more

SA a proud nation: survey

first_imgThe survey, conducted in November and December by the Centre for International and Comparative Politics at the University of Stellenbosch and market research company Markinor, involved 3 000 face-to-face interviews of people across the country, conducted in six of SA’s 11 official languages.The lead researcher for World Values Survey SA, Dr Hennie Kotze, attributed the results to the positive socio-economic trends South Africa had experienced over the last five years.The survey also found that South Africans’ confidence in state institutions had increased by 11% over the previous survey – although around 40% of respondents said the government was doing “very badly” when it came to handling crime.Political system, democracyThe survey also focused on the system governing the country. People were asked to rate the political system as it was under apartheid, the current political system, and the political system expected in the future on a 10-point scale, with 1 being “very bad” and 10 being “very good”. While black South Africans were the most positive about the current and future political systems, white, coloured and Indian South Africans were more positive than negative, with an average of more than 5 out of 10.The survey also showed that South Africans regard democracy as very important: on average, the survey respondents gave democracy a score of 8.7 out of 10 for importance. When asked to what extent South Africa was a democracy today, the respondents answered on average 7.4 out of 10.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Concerns with continuous soybeans in 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With corn prices looking grim and the likelihood of 2018 farm economics again favoring soybean production, soybeans being planted after soybeans could be on the rise this spring.With consecutive years of soybean production, yield potential declines and the potential need for additional inputs and precautions increases.“Agronomically, we never like to see beans after beans, but when it gets into your back pocket sometimes we have to do some things differently,” said Mike Earley, Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomist. “We need to make sure to not plant the same variety in the same field back to back. If we get into continuous beans for multiple years we need to do a lot more scouting and chances are we are going to need some fungicide applications because of a lot more disease pressure in the fields.”In addition to increased potential for soybean issues including Phytophthora, white mold and frogeye leaf spot, more soybeans could also mean more yield loss to soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The silent robber of soybean yields has been on the rise and has been found in over 60% of Ohio soybean fields, according to Ohio State University Extension. SCN yield losses of 25% to 50% can take place with no above ground symptoms.Of course, the easiest way to combat SCN is crop rotation, but if that is not an option then variety selection becomes increasingly important.“Almost all of the soybean varieties sold to farmers in Ohio are labeled ‘Resistant to SCN,’ ‘Resistant to SCN Race 3’ or something similar. Most of the time, a variety labeled as SCN-resistant got its resistance from an ancestral soybean line called PI (Plant Introduction) 88788,” wrote Anne Dorrance, Laura Lindsey, Terry Niblack, and Chris Taylor with Ohio State University Extension in the CORN Newsletter. “This source of resistance was considered broad-spectrum, highly durable, and relatively easy to transfer into the new high-yielding varieties via traditional breeding practices, and that’s why most of our soybean varieties have this resistance. Based on data from hundreds of trials in locations throughout the Midwest, varieties that have this source of resistance will yield higher than similar varieties with no resistance even when SCN populations are low.”Testing for SCN also becomes increasingly important in fields of soybeans planted after soybeans. There are numerous labs that measure the SCN populations, including OSU’s own C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic. The latest fact sheet has contact information for each of these labs and management practices can be found at http://ohioline.osu.edu/ac-fact/pdf/0039.pdf.last_img read more

Ranidel de Ocampo ‘right fit at right time’ for Meralco

first_imgJust over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The veteran forward was shipped to Meralco Monday, marking the end of a colorful nine-year run with the Talk ‘N Text franchise.“He fits us perfectly and he’s with us at the right time,” Black told INQUIRER.net Tuesday. “Ranidel is not only a talented and experienced player, he’s also very, very smart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 6-foot-6 de Ocampo addresses the Bolts’ lack of big men and he gives the team another knock down shooter and reliable post player.“The reason why we wanted him at Meralco it’s because he gives us another floor spacer, somebody who can stretch the floor,” said Black, who won four titles with de Ocampo at TNT. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “Our team is built around Durham and we want to surround him with guys who can shoot from the outside,” he added, referring to import Allen Durham, who is a menacing force in the paint.Black hopes de Ocampo is Meralco’s missing piece of the puzzle to finally get over the hump.The Bolts are currently among the top teams in the 2017 Governors’ Cup with a 6-2 record just half a game out of first place held by Barangay Ginebra and NLEX, who own similar 7-2 slates.“We’re aiming to win a championship and we need him right now,” said Black, who has nothing but praise for the 35-year-old de Ocampo.“Ranidel is still the best, if not one of the best stretch fours in the league today.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Meralco head coach Norman Black believes Ranidel de Ocampo is a perfect addition to the Bolts and his arrival couldn’t have come at a better time.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Yohan Blake Brings Hope and Cheer to Boys Home

first_imgTriple Olympic medalist, Yohan Blake, has urged wards of the Mount Olivet Boys Home in Manchester, to use their struggles as a motivation for success. Pointing out that hardship can lead to personal development and make people into stronger and better individuals, he encouraged them to use their experiences to fortify themselves and prepare for the future. “For me it was a struggle. You have to have struggles to make it. I’ve been through a rough life, many times we had to walk and carry water on our heads. That’s why I’m so strong,” he joked. The elite athlete was among other sponsors and well-wishers, who joined the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) staff at its annual Christmas awards ceremony and luncheon at the home on December 15, bringing gifts for the boys and well-needed items for the facility. He offered words of encouragement and lessons on how to stay positive about life, noting that notwithstanding the challenges that they encounter in life, it is possible to overcome. Cautioning them against thinking negatively, Blake urged the 28 wards to understand that there are people concerned about their well-being. “You may think that because you are in a home that no-one cares.  People do care.  That’s why I’m on board,” the world-class sprinter stated. He also urged them to look beyond their current circumstances and towards what they can become. “When I was growing up no-one thought that I could be the second fastest, soon to be the fastest man in the world,” he said, eliciting cheers from among those gathered. “You can be the next Prime Minister of Jamaica,” he told the boys pointedly. He further underscored the importance of doing good deeds in life. “Each time I run on the track I think about you people because, you never know what will happen in life. Maybe the day will come that you can help me,” he stated. It was the second time that Blake was joining the JIS on its annual Christmas visit to the home, which the agency adopted in 2009. Blake’s first time was in 2011 when his YB Afraid Foundation came on board as a sponsor.  Since then, he has gifted the home with a number of items including water tanks, commercial grade washing machine, television and electronics for a game room. Blake was happily received by the wards and staff of the residential facility, who was excited to have the world-famous athlete, spend time with them. Expressing pleasure with his growing relationship with the boys and the home, the 22 year-old track star said, “I had to be here” despite the tight training schedule. The Mount Olivet Boys home, which is run by the United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman, was adopted by the JIS as part of its corporate social responsibility thrust. Projects undertaken by the JIS at the home include providing back-to-school supplies, Christmas gifts and a mentorship programme. This year’s project involved the creation of a vegetable garden through partnership with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). The agency has committed to another year of assistance to the home. Other sponsors include Josephs, Azmart, Jamaica Broilers, Wisynco, Continental Baking Company Ltd.,Lasco Food Distributors, and Sandals Foundation.last_img read more

Protesters upset with Manitoba Hydro over muddy road

first_imgSavanna Peers APTN National NewsA couple dozen protesters were on picketing in Winnipeg Wednesday because they’re fed up with their muddy Provincial Road 280 between Gillam and Thompson.Tataskweyak Cree Nation members say hydro trucks have ripped up their community and want Manitoba Hydro to pave the road.The previous NDP government rolled out a five-year plan to pave the gravel road a couple of years ago, but northerners say it’s been very slow going.About 22 kilometres of the 130-kilometre stretch have been built up with crushed rock so far.Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen said he understands the concerns raised by protesters, but noted that a number of factors, including the weather, have led to delays in the upgrades.Kevin Hart, Manitoba vice chief for the Assembly of First Nations, said Cree elders who use the road every second day to get to Thompson for dialysis treatments report the trip takes four hours. He said the conditions often leave them in great physical pain.– With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers

Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFor the last 40 years, Imperial Beach has been the official dumping ground for Mexican sewage. In one of the biggest spills, 280 million gallons of raw sewage flooded directly into the ocean from the Tijuana River Valley, closing the beach for weeks.Now, with a little help from a private company, there’s hope for clean water in San Diego once again.KUSI’s Dan Plante spoke to Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina about the potential new plan.Related: San Diego Surfrider Foundation intends to sue over Tijuana pollution August 26, 2018 Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers Dan Plante, Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Tijuana Sewage FacebookTwitter Posted: August 26, 2018last_img read more