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Summer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 14

first_img4Russia13161948 9Italy811625 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1United States383532105 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 3Great Britain24221460 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal 8Australia8111029 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 10Canada431421 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 14Team USA added five medals on Day 14 to bring its total to 105 medals. China and Great Britain are still fighting for second place.  China has 65 medals to Great Britain’s 60. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 7Germany1481335 The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 2China22182565 6France9141437 Please enter your comment! TAGSolympics Previous articleOn This Day: Professional football is bornNext articleVoter resources for judicial choices on the August 30th Election Ballot Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 5Japan1282141 With the help of the U.S. women’s 4x100m relay team, the U.S. women’s water polo team, Sandi Morris, Connor Fields and Alise Post the United States added five more medals, three of them gold, to its growing medal count in Rio.The U.S.won two medals in BMX racing.Here is a a list of all Day 14 U.S. medal winners:GoldWomen’s 4×100-meter relay (track and field)Women’s water poloConnor Fields, Men’s BMXSilverSandi Morris, Women’s pole vault (track and field)Alise Post, Women’s BMXThe Top Ten countries at the end of Day 14 are:last_img read more

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Donncha O’Callaghan tries to play with no shorts

first_imgWednesday Apr 25, 2007 Donncha O’Callaghan tries to play with no shorts Donnacha O Callaghan of Munster and Ireland decided that with his shorts ripped and the lineout about to form, there was no time to wait for the trainer to bring on the new pair. The look on his face is priceless as he gestures to the ref and the players to continue with the game.The unamused French ref disallows it though, and demands that some new shorts get brought on. Classic clip. One for the girls perhaps.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Donncha O’Callaghan tries to play with no shorts | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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House In Kyoto / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

first_img Area:  213 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects Japan Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:   Takumi OtaText description provided by the architects. This house is planned on a site where there are beautiful views of the country side. The request from the client was for the creation of intimacy, but with a large living area. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaThe exterior is designed as a monumental form so that it can be seem to be a new addition to the countryside scenery. I created a centripetal plan where each room is connected through a corridor from the multi-level living area. Save this picture!first floor planAround the corridor, walls, which have different textures and shapes, make a sequence inside the space. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaThe walls and spaces are highlighted by natural, indirect light, so your eyes are drawn to, and focus on, the interior. By the basic processes of manipulating and controlling “light” and “views”, I tried to make the inside space more intimate and deeper. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaRather than doing large gestures of acrobatic space composition, I have instead created what I feel is a space that represents the unusual, by doing small and poetic movements that control light and the viewers eyes.Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessPlayhouse / Anna & Eugeni BachArticles’Almost Home’ Competition WinnersArticles Share “COPY” “COPY” 2011 CopyHouses•Kyoto-shi, Japan House In Kyoto / FORM | Kouichi KimuraSave this projectSaveHouse In Kyoto / FORM | Kouichi Kimura House In Kyoto / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Save this picture!©  Takumi Ota+ 19 Share CopyAbout this officeFORM | Kouichi KimuraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyoto-shiHousesJapanPublished on February 02, 2012Cite: “House In Kyoto / FORM | Kouichi Kimura” 02 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave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 Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204066/house-in-kyoto-form-kouichi-kimura Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204066/house-in-kyoto-form-kouichi-kimura Clipboardlast_img read more

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Use of autoresponders as fundraising tool

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 May 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We can’t all respond instantaneously to e-mail messages. There is however an automated method of offering such an immediate response, namely the autoresponder. This e-mail program allows a message to be bounced back instantaneously.We can’t all respond instantaneously to e-mail messages. There is however an automated method of offering such an immediate response, namely the autoresponder. This e-mail program allows a message to be bounced back instantaneously.This message could be a straightforward explanatory one, explaining that an individual response will be sent in due course. But enterprising fundraisers will note that these messages offer a fundraising or marketing opportunity. Advertisement  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sophie Egan, Fundraising Manager at The Tank Museum, for example, offers the following automatic response to an e-mail enquiry: “This message has been created by an auto responder confirming receipt of your mail.While you await a reply, are you aware of the following.Easter events – http://www.tankmuseum.co.uk/special.html#actionman>Tiger Tank appeal http://www.tiger-tank.com/– Spring Bank Holiday Events – http://www.tankmuseum.co.uk/special.html#actionman “This is a good example of using one of the often underused elements of e-mail. Use of autoresponders as fundraising toollast_img read more

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CCR Data partners with WealthEngine

first_imgCCR Data partners with WealthEngine About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Prospect research Howard Lake | 22 June 2012 | News UK data cleansing and data enrichment specialist CCR Data has partnered with the US-based WealthEngine, offering customers including charities access to its prospect research and wealth screening service.Edward Spicer, Managing Director at CCR Data said: “WealthEngine provides a unique opportunity for organisations to truly understand their prospects and customers, adding insight to data with incredible depth in a quick and easy online or offline solution.”WealthEngine serves over 3,700 nonprofit organisations, financial institutions and luxury goods companies. The company extended its online research and screening services to the UK in 2005. In the same year it merged with prospect research company Wealth ID to become “the largest donor screening company in the world”.Aaron Goldstein, Vice President of Alliances for WealthEngine said: “Our relationship with CCR strengthens our ability to provide additional tools to help our clients build stronger relationships among donors and prospects.”www.ccr.co.uk  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Elecciones en Guatemala: Movimiento campesino se consolida

first_imgJunio 19 – El dia 16 de junio se celebraron elecciones generales en Guatemala con algunos resultados sorprendentes. Además de ser la primera vuelta de elecciones presidenciales, se eligieron también diputados congresionales y alcaldes.Irán a la segunda vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales los dos candidatos que más votos recibieron, en este caso Sandra Torres (Unidad Nacional de Esperanza) con 25.74 por ciento del voto y Alejandro Giammattei (Vamos) con 13.89 por ciento. En tercer lugar quedó Edmond Mulet del partido Humanista con 11.14 por ciento, candidato vinculado tanto a la política tradicional como a la ONU (cosas que no siempre coinciden).Thelma Cabrera (Movimiento para la Liberación de los Pueblos) quedó cuarta con 10.42 por ciento del voto, superando las expectativas. El resultado obtenido es un golpe fuerte al poder de la oligarquía que hasta ahora aseguraba que una mujer Maya Mam proveniente de la lucha campesina no podía ser una fuerza política.De los otros 15 candidatos, cinco lograron entre 4 por ciento y 6 por ciento de los votos, y los diez candidatos con menos votos sumaron un total de 14 por ciento.En un sistema político dominado por la oligarquía hay pocas posibilidades de generar cambio sistémico por la vía electoral. En un país como Guatemala, con altos niveles de corrupción, las posibilidades son aún menos.Sin embargo, analizar los resultados puede dar una vista importante del nivel de conciencia política de los pueblos. La conclusión más importante es que, aunque no llegaron a la segunda vuelta, el movimiento campesino e indígena (representado por Thelma Cabrera y el MLP) se ha consolidado como una fuerza política que ya no se puede descontar.Resultados congresionalesEn las elecciones congresionales la UNE “ganó” con 44 diputados, que lo sitúa como el partido más grande de la legislatura pero muy lejos de tener una mayoría (para eso se necesita como mínimo 81 diputados). El segundo partido, consistente con los resultados presidenciales, fue Vamos que ganó 17 diputados.Ningún otro partido logró más de diez diputados, y por lo tanto para gobernar probablemente será necesario formar coalición con partidos de centro derecha y derecha. Por lo tanto las políticas socialdemócratas de Torres y la UNE podrían verse debilitados.Entre los varios partidos progresistas y anticorrupción se lograron un total de 15 diputados, seis de las cuales representan el Movimiento Semilla, un partido con plataforma anticorrupción cuya base social son los elementos relativamente progresistas de la clase profesional urbana.En total los resultados significan que los políticos tradicionales siguen con el control del estado y seguirá intacto el “Pacto de Corruptos,” pero ahora encabezada por el bloque socialdemócrata.Tanto la UNE como Vamos han expresado que no van a renovar el mandato de la CICIG, que hasta ahora había encabezado la lucha anticorrupción con el apoyo de las organizaciones internacionales. Entonces, por ahora la lucha progresista contra la corrupción tendrá que librarse en las calles y en oposición a los poderes estatales.Falta de participación y acusaciones de fraudeEl lunes 17, alrededor de medio dia, Thelma Cabrera desconoció públicamente los resultados de las elecciones, alegando un fraude que provenía del Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE). Llamó a la movilización popular y a las autoridades electorales a hacer un conteo transparente de los votos, y que se entregarán pruebas del conteo a nivel nacional.El comunicado del MLP afirma que “A nivel nacional, hay evidencia de compra de votos de partidos tradicionales, los cuales fueron oportunamente denunciados ante el TSE, sin que hasta el momento se haya tenido una respuesta.”En varios municipios hubieron disturbios violentos relacionados con el transporte de las boletas, el acarreo de votantes por parte de los partidos tradicionales, y el conteo de votos. Por ejemplo, en Panzós, Alta Verapaz, fue asesinado Alejandro Coc Poou de varios impactos de bala cuando él y otras personas fueron atacados el lunes por partidarios de la UNE mientras esperaban los resultados del conteo de votos. (tinyurl.com/y23np6p5/) La mayoría de estos incidentes estaban relacionados con candidatos municipales.Si el TSE no cumple con la demanda del MLP será difícil saber si en realidad hubo fraude or no. Pero lo que sí se puede comprobar es un bajo nivel de participación. La participación en estas elecciones fue de 60 por ciento, bastante menos que la participación de 70 por ciento  en 2015.Según un análisis elaborado con el 94 por ciento de las mesas electorales escrutadas, el 9 por ciento de los votos fueron en blanco, y otros 4 por ciento fueron votos nulos. Si el voto blanco fuera candidato, hubiera quedado quinto.Los conflictos entre ciudadanos y policía, las irregularidades denunciadas, y el abstencionismo evidencian la falta de confianza que tiene el pueblo en los procesos electorales.A la hora de escribir, se reportan manifestaciones y bloqueos de carreteras en varios departamentos y municipios, incluyendo la ciudad capital, en rechazo a los resultados de las elecciones. El TSE mantiene que no hubo fraude, y se niega a entregar las actas electorales.Qué significan los resultados para la lucha popular?Lo primero que hay que notar es que el apoyo a la extrema derecha, que ha gobernado los últimos años, parece haberse colapsado. FCN-Nación, partido del actual presidente que está formado por ex militares y empresarios, no pudo alcanzar siquiera el 5 por ciento del voto, y fue reducido a tres diputados. PAN-Podemos, el otro partido de extrema derecha, creía que iría a la segunda vuelta pero quedó en quinto lugar y con solamente dos diputados.Por otro lado el centro-derecha, principalmente representados por Vamos y UCN que ahora son segunda y tercera fuerza congresional, ganó bastante. Esto a pesar de que Mario Estrada, líder del UCN fue descalificado después de que fue detenido en Miami por cargos de narcotráfico.Sin tomar en cuenta la posibilidad de fraude por parte de los partidos oligarcas, el hecho de que en tres departamentos gano una mujer Maya Mam, que además venía de la lucha campesina, y que en otros siete quedó segunda, es quizás el resultado más importante.Detrás de esta victoria simbólica está el movimiento campesino e indígena que se niega a entrar en acuerdos corruptos entre políticos tradicionales y que responde al fraude con movilizaciones populares.El MLP no era el único partido de carácter progresista, solo el que más votos presidenciales recibió. Sumando los resultados de los cinco partidos que se podrían caracterizar como progresivos, que serían MLP, Winaq, URNG Maiz, Libre, y Convergencia, da 19.56 por ciento del voto presidencial a los partidos progresistas, que lo hubiera puesto en segundo lugar y habría avanzado a la segunda vuelta.Hay dos conclusiones importantes de estos datos. La primera es que el movimiento social y progresista está en crecimiento, y se presenta la oportunidad de abrir una etapa de lucha. La segunda es que para ganar, estos partidos y los movimientos sociales que representan tienen que unirse y poder presentar una sola frente ante el conservadurismo y el neoliberalismo.La oligarquía tiembla ante el ascenso de Thelma Cabrera y el movimiento que ella encabeza, pero la lucha para terminar con la corrupción y la política tradicional sólo ha empezado. La transformación de la sociedad guatemalteca no vendrá del Congreso o la presidencia, sino de la organización popular, que con estos resultados se ha consolidado como una amenaza real al poder tradicional.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Gujarat high court lifts ban on controversial book about Pakistan’s founder

first_img IndiaAsia – Pacific March 3, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Reporters Without Borders hails today’s Gujarat high court decision lifting a ban on the sale of a book about Pakistan’s founder, Ali Jinnah, by Jaswant Singh, a former leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s main opposition party. According to the BBC (see its report), the high court said the Gujarat state government had not “read the book” before imposing the ban.“In reaching this decision, the Indian judicial system has shown that it recognises the fundamental importance of the principle of free expression, and that censorship cannot be tolerated in the world’s biggest democracy,” Reporters Without Borders said. to go further September 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gujarat high court lifts ban on controversial book about Pakistan’s founder RSF_en Follow the news on India ————–September 1st, 2009Opposition party bans book by dissident memberReporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that a new book that pays tribute to Pakistan’s founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, and criticises Vallabhbhai Patel, a politician widely regarded as the architect of modern India, has been banned in the western state of Gujarat, which is governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s main opposition party.As well as banning the book, entitled “Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence” the BJP has also expelled its author, Jaswant Singh, 71, from the party, which he helped to found in 1980.“This prohibition shows that freedom of opinion is not yet complete in India,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Observations that do not conform to a party’s ideological line cannot be regarded as defamatory or liable to censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The federal government must insist that the provinces allow people to express their views on historic national issues, regardless of how sensitive they may be”, the press freedom organisation added.Singh has repeatedly expressed views that do not follow the BJP’s ideological line, above all criticising its “demonization” of Jinnah. The other bone of contention is his criticism of Patel, who was India’s first interior minister.”We banned the book because it contains defamatory references to Vallabhbhai Patel,” Jaynarayan Vyas, a member of the Gujarat government, told Agence France-Presse. “He is considered the architect of the modern India, no one can show him in bad light.” Singh responds that Patel is only mentioned seven or eight times.As the book was a long time in preparation, Singh is surprised by the suddenness of the ban and links it to current political developments. In an interview for the Hindustan Times, he stressed that he never had any links with Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, a controversial group allied to the BJP that wants the reunification of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News IndiaAsia – Pacific RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Sinn Féin will participate in events around the visit of Prince Charles

first_img Twitter Google+ By admin – May 17, 2015 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Sinn Féin will participate in events around the visit of Prince Charles WhatsApp Sinn Féin has announced it will participate in events around the visit of Prince Charles to Ireland.The Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall are to make an historic visit to Mullaghmore this week where his Great Uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA bombing.Sinn Féin says the visit is an opportunity to promote reconciliation between Ireland and Great Britain.The party’s Padraig Mac Lochlainn says their participation in the occasion is a significant move forward.last_img read more

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Looking after number one

first_img Previous Article Next Article Looking after number oneOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. NicPaton explains why it is important to hold your head up during a downturn, soyou can keep your job while all those around you are losing theirsWhen organisations announce mass redundancies, it is inevitably HR’sresponsibility to pick up the pieces. While HR professionals may be good atensuring other staff cope with downsizing – providing counselling, legal adviceand shoulders to cry on – they often forget to look after themselves. “When HR staff are working flat out to eject 2,000 to 3,000 people fromthe business, they do not have time to think about themselves,” says AineHurley, partner in the business and professional services practice at executivesearch firm, Odgers Ray & Berndtson. A recent CIPD survey stated that the majority of HR professionals find theredundancy process ‘traumatic’ and that it impacted on their working and homelife. But in today’s tight labour market, the HR department is just as much atrisk of being cut back as any other part of the business. With little chance of moving onwards or upwards in such circumstances, howshould HR staff go about managing their careers in a downturn, particularly if theirdepartment has already been subject to redundancies? How can you avoid beingnext out the door? The natural inclination might be to hunker down and try to become asinvisible as possible. But according to the experts, this is possibly the worstcourse of action to take. So follow our guide to avoid becoming part of thewallpaper. 1 Reflect on your priorities Ask yourself: what is important to you? Do you want to stick with thebusiness and put in the legwork to make a success of your current position? Ifnot, in the current climate, you might as well cut your losses immediately andmove on, says Juliet Killen, product management director at careers consultancyBlessing/White. If you are certain you want to stay put, examine your personal motivationsand values, and assess how they align with the business. Focus on what theywere previously, what they are now, and how you can make the best of a toughsituation. “If people have left your department there is going to be a substantialamount of work to be done. It’s about stretching,” says Killen. Flexibility, moving quickly and developing ‘career resilience’ are all keysurvival skills, she argues. “If you are in control, you can adaptquicker.” 2 Develop your skills Within HR, a revolving cycle of skills are often required, argues PeterHood, principal consultant at career consultancy RightCoutts. At the height ofthe mergers and acquisitions frenzy, due diligence and talent management werethe skills in demand. Now, downsizing and recruitment strategies are the keyareas. So it is worth making sure your skills are as broad-based and asup-to-date as possible. “In the US, HR technology is two or three years ahead, so try and makeyourself familiar with it. It’s good to be able to refer to something that youhave not necessarily done yet. You need to get outside your own comfortzone,” Hood says. “What tends to occur, is that while development plans are establishedfor everyone else within the organisation, usually this does not extend to HR.I have interviewed HR managers who have never updated their skills,” headds. Learning the skills to conduct a psychometric testing programme, forexample, or put an NLP (neuro-linguistic programme) in place, or simply tosuccessfully implement a new system or process, can all draw attention to whatyou are doing, argues Andrea Eccles, joint managing director of career adviserFairplace Consulting. It is also vital to be completely up to speed with what is going on in yourown back yard, particularly which new employment laws are coming up. “Ifyou can be seen to be an expert, it increases your visibility,” she says. HR is still too often considered not to have enough financial or businessawareness, so why not look at the possibility of doing an MBA, or even goingoutside the function completely, asks Hurley. “Take some time to assess your personal development and training goals.If you are already in HR, why not consider a finance or technical course? Thiswill help to counter preconceptions about HR people.” Polishing your presentation skills will make you more valuable as an HRprofessional, she adds. A part-time MA in HR management could be another plusdepending on your career level. “It’s about making yourself more marketable,” says Hurley.”This will be an asset when the market picks up. If you’re doing somethingoutside your area, you’ll also start building bridges with new departments. Andit’s good for morale too.” 3 Look beyond your job description Before the axe falls, it is important to try and create cross-functionalopportunities for yourself within your organisation, argues Hood. “Try to take on another function. Many people fall into the trap ofdoing project work, but you never get any kudos from that unless it’s your ownproject or it gives you networking opportunities,” he says. Peter Sell, joint managing director of DMS Consultancy, says: “Look atthe HR strategies you have in place, and focus on how they can be improved –what the change your organisation is going through will mean in terms of humancapital, your HR methodologies or even performance management tools. “In a change situation, the people who go into denial and are not seento be contributing to the business are the individuals likely to be next forthe chop. You need to get your head above the parapet and show you are aware ofthe issues.” This could mean doing things as simple as running assessment days for newgraduate recruits, or looking at your training to promote people into theirfirst line-manager roles. Essentially, survival is all about being visible and making it clear that HRis not just a backroom service, says Hurley. “It’s about reaching out,” she says. “It is almost countercultural because in situations like this, people naturally go into theirshells. Above all, make sure that people do not perceive HR to be a narrow,internally focused function. It’s not just pay and rations.” she adds. Another useful course of action might be to look at taking on differentroles at non-executive or boardroom levels, such as becoming a trustee orgovernor. “One thing people underestimate is the benefit of having apublic/private sector mix. Becoming a trustee or governor of a charity can bean excellent networking opportunity, as well as being very worthwhile,”says Hurley. While your gut instinct may be to work around the clock, a downturn may,paradoxically, be the time to take a fresh look at your work-life balance.Develop time away from the office to get fit and creative. Stretching yourselfmentally and physically outside the workplace often helps you perform betterinside it too, she adds. 4 Network internally and externally Building a circle of allies is a key part of any survival plan. Sell advisesit is wise to identify champions of change, people who are in the position toinfluence the organisation of your career. Get them on side and work atbuilding up your relationship and influence with them. Set aside specific timeto do this, rather than letting it slip in the day-to-day rush. “At theworst, it’ll mean you’ll get a good reference,” says Eccles. If opportunities for networking internally are lacking, then organisenetworking events across the company. They can raise morale and improve cross-functionworking, as well as improving your profile and helping to adjust people’sattitudes to HR. Hurley says: “The problem is that marketplaces in a downturn start toretrench and you need to get out and network. Look at the sector you are in. Ifthere is no body you can join, start one,” she adds. You will build up knowledge of best practice and how other organisationsoperate, which can all be fed back into your own organisation, and will alsomake vital future contacts. 5 Don’t be modest Unlike our counterparts across the Atlantic, culturally, UK businessprofessionals often find it hard to blow their own trumpets. But in a downturn,this can be a necessary evil. Hood argues that, as an HR professional, you need to be in a position whereyou are the one taking credit for what you have achieved. “Usually, battening down the hatches is the wrong thing to do. If youretreat and are not being seen to do anything, you will just speed up theprocess of your own redundancy,” he says. “You need to increase yourvisibility and create opportunities for yourself.” Critically, he suggests that this must be “within the limits of yourown personality” – otherwise, people will smell a rat. Employees left behind after redundancies often have low morale, or at least,this is often assumed to be the case by managers. “You are showing that despite everything, you are still motivated,interested in the community and company and confident that you are contributingsomething,” says Odgers Ray & Berndtson’s Hurley. “You areshowing the company you are committed to them.” But trumpet-blowing must be based on results, warns DMS’ Sell. “Wearingthe suit and talking the talk is fairly superficial if you are not seen to becontributing. HR’s influence is on the bottom line.” It is also important not to put senior noses out of joint, by going over thehead of your boss, for instance. While notorious for clogging up e-mailin-boxes, the habit of copying in the boss of your boss on any initiatives youare pioneering can be a useful way of keeping them informed without causingfriction. 6 Have an exit strategy Doing everything right won’t necessarily stop the axe falling, so it isworth having an exit strategy in place. This may be as simple as knowing whento tell your firm you want out and the sort of package you’re prepared to agreeto. In a redundancy situation, it is most likely to mean ensuring that, alongwith up-to-date skills, you have maintained good contacts with all the agenciesand headhunters – something you ought to have been doing anyway. Taking advice from those who have left before you can be problematic, as itis human nature for people to put the best spin on their new surroundings. “How you cope with the negativity around the place can be reallydifficult. Talk with people outside your realm, and try to improve your ownenvironment,” says Hood. If you focus on managing your current career, having an exit strategy mightnot seem such a good idea. It can mean there is a constant question mark overyour motivation, says Eccles. But it should not be ignored. “It is important not to have the exit strategy too far forward in yourmind, because during a downturn, companies want people working at 110 percent,” adds Hurley. If all else fails …Still feeling stuck and unable to geton? Then try the ‘elevator pitch’, argues careers guru, Bill Faust. The idea isa new way to sell yourself and, suggests Faust, is a 21st century replacementfor the CV.Normally no longer than a page, the ‘elevator pitch’ is designedto say enough about you to sell yourself to a senior executive within the spaceof a ride in a lift or, as the idea originated in the US, an elevator. Itshould include information on your behaviour, skills, abilities, corecompetencies, and how you intend to best deliver these abilities in the future.It normally consists of four key elements, beginning with yourpersonal details. This is followed by a ‘personal promise’, covering who youare, what you do and how you do it.The main section of the pitch is an explanation of four or fivekey core competencies designed to support your personal promise. Each willinclude at least two examples providing evidence of how skilled you are in thatcompetency.Finally, there should be a few lines on your career andacademic qualifications and any relevant work experience that has not alreadybeen covered.As Faust wrote earlier this year: “The elevator pitch isdesigned to maximise opportunities and open doors without introducing barriersof entry.”A variant of this approach, suggests RightCoutts’ Hood, is toinclude a couple of sentences on your competencies on the back of a businesscard.But it is also vital to be wary of the pitfall that in burstingto get your information out, you forget to ask yourself ‘What do they want fromme?’Selling your talents effectively is as much about making sureyou listen to what the other person is saying as about feverishly promoting whoyou are. “It is about using that approach, but it is also importantto listen,” he says. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Internal structure and emplacement mechanism of composite plutons: evidence from Mt Kinabalu, Borneo

first_imgThe internal structure and emplacement mechanisms of composite plutons are investigated using new field data from the composite Late Miocene granitic intrusion of Mt Kinabalu in northern Borneo. The pluton was emplaced in the upper to middle crust in the Late Miocene at the contact between the ultramafic basement and sedimentary cover rocks. Structural data indicate that emplacement occurred during regional NNW–SSE-oriented extension, challenging tectonic models that involve contemporaneous regional compression. The six major units forming the pluton were accommodated by upward flexure of the cover rocks with most magma pulses emplaced successively beneath their predecessors. However, the irregular 3D internal structure of the pluton also reflects preferential emplacement of successive units along the granite–country rock contact of previous units in preference to the basement–cover rock contact exploited by the initial units. This study highlights the complex emplacement mechanisms and internal structure of composite intrusions and assesses how they differ from models of tabular emplacement.last_img read more

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