3 steps to building better relationships

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “In the very near future, organizations will be held together by mechanisms of connection and commitment rooted in freedom of choice, rather than systems of coercion and control. The exercise of leadership is inversely proportional to the exercise of power; hence, the most productive relationships are, at their core, mutual partnerships,” says Jim Collins, in a chapter he wrote for Leading Beyond the Walls.Leadership is predicated on relationships and the ability to mobilize others to accomplish a vision, goal, or task.Leaders increase their capacity – the ability to get more done – through delegation combined with follow-through. They set expectations, get the best people to do what needs to be done, and oversee relationships to ensure that destructive or self-interested behaviors don’t subvert the common purpose. continue reading »last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: China quarantine warning, US cases top 37,000, pigs susceptible to novel H1N1, HHS preparedness grants

first_imgJul 10, 2009US warns that China may quarantine children traveling aloneThe US State Department yesterday said parents planning to send unaccompanied children to China should consider postponing such trips until China changes its quarantine policies or the H1N1 flu pandemic subsides. The agency said some unaccompanied minors, including some under 10 years old, have been quarantined on arrival in China. It is nearly impossible to predict which travelers might be quarantined, and the US continues to receive reports of poor quarantine conditions, officials said.H1N1 case count in US tops 37,000The US tally of pandemic H1N1 flu cases has risen to 37,246, with 211 deaths, the CDC reported today. The numbers are up by 3,344 cases and 41 deaths since the last CDC report on Jul 2. Wisconsin led the list with 6,031 cases and 4 deaths, followed by Texas (4,463 and 21), Illinois (3,259 and 14), New York (2,582 and 52), and California (2,461 and 31).[Current CDC numbers]US flu activity down, but still above normalUS influenza activity decreased last week but stayed above normal for this time of year, the CDC said in its weekly flu surveillance report today. More than 97% of the influenza A viruses that were subtyped were the novel H1N1. Nine states still reported widespread flu activity, while 10 states and Puerto Rico reported regional activity. Five novel H1N1–related pediatric deaths were reported. The proportion of medical outpatient visits due to flu-like illness was below the national baseline.[CDC flu report for Jun 28 to Jul 4]Pigs vulnerable to novel H1N1 fluPiglets experimentally infected with the novel H1N1 flu develop symptoms and measurable immune responses, excrete virus, and can infect other pigs (but not chickens), researchers from Germany’s Friedrich Loeffler Institute report today in the Journal of General Virology. The findings echo USDA Agricultural Research Service data. The authors voice concern that the virus will become endemic in farmed pigs and ask whether human access to them should be controlled. [J Gen Virol full text]HHS details preparedness grants for statesThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced state-by-state details of the $350 million it will grant states and territories to prepare for H1N1 pandemic and seasonal flu. State public health departments will receive $260 million, and hospitals $90 million. States receiving the most funds were (in millions): California ($22.7), Texas ($20.1), Florida ($15.5), Pennsylvania ($10.6), Ohio ($9.8), New York ($9.5), Michigan ($8.6), Illinois ($8.6), and Georgia ($8.0).[Jul 10 HHS press release]last_img read more

Hotel Esplanade offers its guests a new unique service

first_imgZagreb Hotel Esplanade offers its guests a new unique service that they want to enrich their stay in Zagreb and this historic hotel with professional photos from their trip.With a focus on creating special experiences, continuing the trend of innovation in order to offer more than expected, the Zagreb hotel Esplanade introduces a professional photography service for guests. The idea of ​​the service created in cooperation with the MyTripographer photography studio is to offer guests a relaxed tour of Zagreb, enjoy the parks and city sights accompanied by a professional photographer who will capture happy moments with top photos and turn them into unique lasting memories. Take more than selfie photos with you on your trip.”So that professional photography would not be reserved only for weddings and special occasions, we decided to offer such a service to our guests and allow them to become stars for one day, to experience the destination in a special way and bring with them wonderful lasting memories of an unforgettable stay at the Esplanade.. ” pointed out the general manager of the Esplanade Hotel, Ivica Max Krizmanić. Also, as an additional income and hotel service for those guests who want to shine in full splendor, the hotel offers additional services through a professional makeup artist and hairdresser.Five created packages will satisfy the wishes of guests depending on their needs and faithfully show emotions in photos with the help of professional photographic equipment and lighting and the expert eye of the photographer, they point out from the Esplanade Hotel.So simple and ingenious, apart from the added value as well as the extra income that ranges from 1.500 to 5.500 kn depending on the selected package, the hotel is smartly positioned on a conscious and unconscious level. Hotel guests will certainly put the pictures in a visible place, and they will show it to their loved ones so that the picture, ie the visibility of the hotel, multiplies at that moment. Of course, the guests will remember the Esplanade Hotel fondly, and the picture will additionally remind them of that moment during the year. And because of the whole story, the guests will return to the Esplanade Hotel and that’s it – the circle is closed and most importantly they got a loyal guest.Related news:HOTEL ESPLANDE THE FIRST CROATIAN CERTIFIED HOTEL WITH GLUTEN FREE OFFER TESLA CAR OWNERS IN ESPLANADE CAN CHARGE THEIR ELECTRIC VEHICLE FOR FREElast_img read more

Arsenal in competition with Barcelona over the signature of AS Nancy teenager Bilel Hassaini

first_imgArsenal in competition with Barcelona over the signature of AS Nancy teenager Bilel Hassaini France youth international Bilel Hassaini is on Arsenal’s radar (Picture: Getty)A report from Foot Mercato last week stated that Arsenal would be looking to integrate Hassaini into their U23 team initially rather than into the first-team squad. Crystal Palace are also in the market for the youngster and could offer him a quicker route to first-team football.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnai Emery is on the market for cheap reinforcements this summer having been given a meagre transfer budget of between £40-45m and signing a highly sought-after young player for a small fee would be in line with the club’s current financial situation.Arsenal have been linked with a number of young French players this summer including PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe, Saint-Etienne’s William Saliba and Dortmund’s Dan-Axel Zagadou.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Unai Emery is on the lookout for reinforcements this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are competing with Barcelona over the signing of AS Nancy forward Bilel Hassaini after PSG dropped out of the running, according to Get French Football.The 18-year-old, who has been capped 11 times by France at U17 level, is available for transfer this summer as cash-strapped Nancy need to raise money to avoid relegation to National – the third-tier of French football.Hassaini had been in advanced discussions to join PSG, however, negotiations with the Ligue 1 champions have reached a dead end, resulting in Barcelona and Arsenal moving to the front of the queue to secure his services.Nancy would be entitled a compensation fee should Hassaini depart as he has refused to sign a professional contract with the club, meaning he is technically still a youth team player. PSG had been set to pay just €300,000 for him before talks collapsed.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Jun 2019 12:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shareslast_img read more

Container freight rates holding up as blank sailings hit 435

first_imgAs an example on the Transpacific, the three alliances have each blanked some 17-24% in weeks 15-21. However, for weeks 22-27 2M and THE Alliance have blanked 19-21% whereas Ocean Alliance at this point has blanked only 6%, data from the consultancy shows. Ocean Alliance, on the other hand, announces blank sailings for a shorter period into the future and has not yet announced much for the later period in Q2. The blanking of sailings has already had a major effect on global ports, especially those on the U.S. West Coast. The drop in container volumes is estimated to have reached a 13 percent accumulated, further increasing from the gap greater by the China-Us trade war. Source: Pixabay Categories: The container carriers have blanked a total of 435 sailings on various deep-sea trades, equaling a demand decline of 7 million TEU in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global economies. Posted: 5 months ago Ports & Logistics The figures were revealed by Danish consultancy Sea-Intelligence, which said the push has served as a strong underpinning for the freight rates though. center_img The containment measures across the globe have had a colossal impact on the global economy and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sounded the recession alarm saying the Great Lockdown is likely to be worse than the Great Depression. The consultancy said that over the past 6 weeks, the CCFI contract rate index was 11% higher than at the same period last year – despite the drop in both demand and oil prices. The decline in the overall index since Chinese New Year can be shown to be in line with normal seasonality. Coronavirus slashes volumes at LA, Long Beach ports The approach to the blank sailings differs between alliances. The pattern is that 2M and THE Alliance announce blank sailings ranging quite far into the future – typically to the end of Q2 – and then supplement these with a few additional blank sailings tactically as the situation evolves. Some recovery is expected in 2021, however, the demand growth is likely to be modest. Posted: 5 months ago Given how the pandemic is impacting the economy, Sea Intelligence expects more blank sailings to emerge from Ocean Alliance in Q2.last_img read more

Paid parental leave veto confirmed

first_imgNZ Herald 11 April 2012Finance Minister Bill English confirmed this afternoon that National will veto a bill to extend paid parental leave from 14 weeks to six months.He said the Government would have to borrow more money to fund it just at a time when it was trying to reduce its deficit.“We have maintained paid parental leave and we currently spend about $150 million [a year] on it,” he told reporters at Parliament.“But we are still two or three years from getting out of the woods on the deficit so we think it is a bit soon to be trying to expand entitlements when our big challenge has been to maintain them as they are.”Mr English said Labour specialised in trying to get political benefit without showing the real cost by saying it would take 10 years to implement.“That’s just misleading the public. The fact is doubling it will cost another $150 million a year. You’d have to borrow half a billion over the next three or four years. We’re simply not willing to do that.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10798133last_img read more

Taylor adds second Governor’s Cup trophy to IMCA awards collection

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (July 24-25) – Jeff Taylor added a second Governor’s Cup trophy to his collection on night two of the 25th annual special for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds at Dacotah Speed­way.Taylor pulled away from Jason Grimes and Robert Hellebust following a series of restarts, then checked out on the field after the last restart. His win was good for $1,600 and a spot on the bal­lot for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Jeremy Keller and Grimes battled for the lead early in the main event. Keller got the best of that battle while Hellebust passed Taylor for third.Taylor rallied to retake the position and quickly chased down Grimes in pursuit of second. On lap seven, Taylor blew by Grimes and two laps later passed Keller for the lead.While running second, Keller had mechanical problems and brought out the first caution as he limped back to the pits. A series of quick yellows failed to slow Taylor as he pulled away from Grimes and Hellebust on each occasion.On what proved to be the final restart of the night, Taylor quickly distanced himself from the pack while Hellebust tried to hold off Aaron Turnbull for third.Turnbull briefly got off the track on the backstretch which allowed Mike Hansen to pass him for fourth. As they took the white flag, Hansen got a flat right rear tire but a spin in turn one ended the race under caution.Race officials went back to the last completed lap, which made the final top five Taylor, Grimes, Hellebust, Turnbull and Hansen.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were new to the Governor’s Cup card and Bob Fuegmann was Friday’s $400 feature winner. Josh Roehrich ruled Saturday’s $200 to win main event for Mach-1 Sport Compacts.July 24 Feature ResultsStock Cars – 1. Bob Fuegmann; 2. Billy Preston; 3. Joren Boyce; 4. Rob Stenvold; 5. Tyler Ashley; 6. Ross Cummings; 7. Mike Swallers.July 25 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jeff Taylor; 2. Jason Grimes; 3. Robert Hellebust; 4. Aaron Turnbull; 5. Mike Han­son; 6. Marlyn Seidler; 7. Spencer Wilson; 8. Mark Dahl; 9. Shawn Anderson; 10. Quentin Kinzley; 11. Ben Seidler; 12. Troy Heupel; 13. Shawn Strand; 14. Tracy Domagala; 15. Chad Hausauer; 16. Herb Bargmann; 17. Rusty Corneliusen; 18. Dan Aune; 19. Jason Wolla; 20. Travis Ulmer; 21. Chris Hortness; 22. Tim Perkins; 23. Allen Kent; 24. Jerad Thelen; 25. Jeremy Keller.Sport Compacts – 1. Josh Roehrich; 2. Kody Stoxen; 3. Chance Seelye; 4. Jason Berg; 5. Brandon Anderson; 6. Nic West; 7. Alex Thompson; 8. Scott Hagemeister; 9. Stan Thompson; 10. Andy Reed; 11. Chase Swanson; 12. Joshua Houn; 13. Michelle Stoxen; 14. Chase Schlafmann; 15. Dylan Sandberg.last_img read more

Shelly Diane Rigby, 39

first_imgShelly Diane Rigby, 39, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.  Born February 15, 1979 in Shelbyville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Victor Wayne and Lois Jean (Hoffman) Rigby.  Shelly was a 1997 graduate from Greensburg Community High School.  She was home health care volunteer.  She had attended the Lifeline Wesleyan Church, she had been a graphic designer and photographer for the websites to both the IPW (Indiana Professional Wrestler) and the NEW (New Era Wrestlers). She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Sherry Sizemore, Greensburg, her twin, Sheila Rigby, Greensburg, Shonna Rigby, Greensburg; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one half-sister, Rebecca Dawn Baugh. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Doug Preston officiating. Interment will follow in the South Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Irish rugby remembers Jack Kyle

first_img “He spoke so graciously to us and you genuinely felt that he was happy to share what we’d been through because he’d done it back in 1948. “He never tried to force anything on you but he had so much knowledge to impart that you couldn’t help but listen and be engrossed by what he had to say. “There is a wonderful tribute to him in the new tunnel at Kingspan Stadium and it’s very special to have his legacy to inspire us. “He was one of the greatest players to ever play the game and it’s a privilege to follow in his footsteps as an Ulster Rugby player.” Kyle spent more than 30 years working as a consultant surgeon in Chingola, Zambia, at the end of his playing career. Following his retirement Kyle returned to Northern Ireland, living in Bryansford near Newcastle, County Down. Awarded the OBE in 1959, Kyle forged a formidable reputation as a playmaker of both substance and style. Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) president Louis Magee extended his “sincere condolences to the Kyle family”. “Jack is a true legend and gentleman of the game and he will be fondly remembered by everyone in the world of rugby.” In a 2002 poll organised by the IRFU, Kyle was voted the country’s best player of all time. Born in Belfast in 1926, Kyle read medicine at Queen’s University, making his Ireland debut against the British Army in a friendly during the Second World War. Kyle played in all four matches of Ireland’s 1948 Grand Slam triumph, the achievement heightened by the country’s 61-year wait for a repeat. When O’Driscoll led Ireland to their 2009 Grand Slam in Cardiff, Kyle was on hand to witness the success. While also helping Ireland to Five Nations titles in 1949 and 1951, Kyle won his six Test caps for the Lions on the 1950 tour of Australia and New Zealand. Jack Kyle, one of Ireland’s all-time rugby greats and a star to “transcend generations”, has died aged 88. Belfast-born Kyle won 46 caps for Ireland and six for the Lions, and guided his national side to their first-ever Five Nations Grand Slam in 1948. In 2002 Kyle was voted Ireland’s greatest-ever player, underlining his standing alongside the likes of Brian O’Driscoll and Willie John McBride as the country’s most-celebrated rugby stars. Ulster and Ireland hooker Rory Best led widespread tributes by hailing Kyle as “a genius of the game”. “I remember my father and grandfather talking about Jack Kyle and what a great player he was in his time,” said Best. “But for him still to be looked upon by modern-day players as a genius of the game shows what a legend he was. “There are very few players who transcend generations like he has done, but when you look back at clips of some of the stuff he did, he was well ahead of his time. “We talk about his playing achievements but he was a real gentleman as well as a rugby great. “I’ve met him a few times, particularly in 2009 when we won the Grand Slam, and he spoke so fondly of his time playing rugby. The former Ulster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions fly-half passed away on Thursday night. “Jack died peacefully in his sleep at home last night, surrounded by close family members,” his family said in a statement. Press Associationlast_img read more

Football leaders bury differences to tackle coronavirus

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodBERN, Switzerland (Reuters) – After months of bickering over new competitions, talks of closed super leagues and complaints of greed by elite clubs, football’s leaders have buried their differences to tackle the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.On Tuesday, UEFA agreed to delay its flagship Euro 2020 competition for one year to allow domestic leagues to complete their seasons, once football resumes, and FIFA in turn recommended postponing its new Club World Cup from 2021.“It was a relatively short call, probably the most united front of opinion I have seen in European football so far,” said Jonas Baer-Hoffmann, general secretary of the global players’ union FIFPRO, after a video conference with UEFA and representatives of clubs and leagues. “It was a very cordial conversation — not at all tense or contentious.” That could not be said of recent encounters involving football’s various stakeholders.Only two weeks ago, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin told his organisation’s annual congress that “no football administrator, no matter the size of the ego, should think we are the stars of the game. We are only the guardians of the game.”He didn’t mention any names but FIFA president Gianni Infantino, whose efforts to create the Club World Cup have not gone down well with UEFA, was sitting in the front row. Last year, UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA), proposed a reform of the Champions League which would have turned it into semi-closed competition from 2024 onwards.The proposal was eventually dropped amid widespread opposition led by Europe’s domestic leagues. In December, the Financial Times and New York Times reported that discussions led by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had taken place over the possibility of setting up a super league featuring the world’s richest clubs split into two divisions. Ceferin said the idea was “far-fetched” and “insane”.Such reports of breakaways have become commonplace over the years as the financial gap grows between a handful of elite clubs and the rest. Only two weeks ago, Andrea Agnelli, president of Serie A champions Juventus, questioned the right of smaller rivals Atalanta to take part in the Champions League because the club lacked “international history”.FIFA’s ambitions for a 24-team Club World Cup have themselves been seen as an attempt to muscle in the lucrative club game and reduce financial dependency on the World Cup. But the tone was very different on Tuesday.“It is at times like these, that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism,” said Ceferin, while Baer-Hoffmann recognised that UEFA had taken a “significant hit” with its decision to postpone Euro 2020.“Finding appropriate and fair solutions at global level is imperative,” added Infantino, who also proposed a fund to help those in football affected by the pandemic. “We need to think of all those around the world potentially impacted by our decisions.”last_img read more