Business networking site LinkedIn plans to raise as much as $175m (£110m) in an initial public offering that could value the firm at almost $3bn.The highly-rated company saw its sales more than double to $161.4m in the first nine months of last year from $80.8m in 2009. Its profits for the same period hit $1.85m.Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase will be among the bookrunners for the offering.The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not been finalised, according to a statement the company filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).A portion of the shares will be issued and sold by the company, while a separate portion will be sold by certain stockholders of LinkedIn, the filing said. LinkedIn, led by chief executive Jeff Weiner, has 90m users, compared with Facebook’s 500m. Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof LinkedIn prepares IPO whatsapp Thursday 27 January 2011 9:11 pm Tags: NULL
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Counter offers: Paying a premium to prevent departures With talent scarcity driving up demand, little wonder many companies are prepared to pay big to stop staff leaving. Yet, candidates seeking the ‘bargaining chip’ of an offer from elsewhere are playing a risky game, says Pentasia managing director Alastair Cleland.Losing staff is a huge cost for any organisation to bear. Staff departures are generally judged to cost businesses twice that employees annual salary, all considered.Comparatively, a conciliatory pay rise to maintain the status quo presents exceptional value for money.In igaming’s most talent-short specialist areas, the cost of lost staff is often even more significant and many businesses are fighting harder than ever to retain key staff.Counter offers are increasingly prevalent in the highest demand talent areas: casino and gaming product specialists; experienced legal and compliance practitioners, and following Malta Gaming Authority’s regulatory changes; tech specialists, C++, Java, Python and other back-end particularly; and those with international business connections.At Pentasia we now expect around 50% of all candidates to be counter-offered, and an even higher percentage of the most specialist and senior talent.Yet, counter-offers usually only provide a temporary fix. Candidates who accept counter-offers generally return to the job market within the year, for the very same reasons they initially sought to leave: new challenge, growth opportunity, lifestyle change.Money still talks when the offer is substantial, of course. In the past year we’ve regularly encountered counter offers up to +30% salary and even higher, plus offers including equity and additional benefits.On the whole, though, it’s only employers who are prepared to substantially improve the job itself – rather than the salary – whose counter offers succeed long term.Risks of playing the game Candidates, aware of the ‘bargaining chip’ value of an offer from elsewhere, can see counter-offers as a fast-track to salary increases. In recent months we’ve seen how this can be a risky game for individuals, often with serious drawbacks that can outweigh the potential win.First, hiring employers are increasingly cautious of applicants’ motives, and wary of those not wholly committed to moving. Those judged to be playing games will receive no offer and instead waste both their time and, in the longer term, their reputation.Second, current employers are increasingly wise to counter offer tactics. A larger company’s response can be measured, with counter offers coming in under the competing employer’s package and, crucially, HR noting the disloyalty. Even in candidate-short markets, power rests with the big players.Ultimately, it’s ambition on the candidate side and opportunity on the client side which creates a strong employer-employee relationship. This match – rather than short-term salary increases – is where we recommend all employment negotiations to be focused for the best outcome all-round.Key trends • In 2018, reasons for leaving have generally centred on either: career growth; or lifestyle benefits like flexible hours or remote working. Employers who can provide both are far less susceptible to staff departures. • Big-name employers, particularly in tight markets like Malta, know that newer rivals will outbid them for talent. They rarely match these inflated offers though, aware of their value to staff in terms of additional employment benefits and long-term opportunity. • Start-ups and smaller competitors find most success using job titles and responsibility to attract talent away from the big players. Titles like “director of…” and team leadership, combined with a healthy salary boost, are often difficult for large employers to match due to internal structures. • Emotional attachment – far more than money motive – is the primary reason that candidates accept counter offers (or lack of willingness to leave in the first instance.) The power of loyalty, staff engagement and team unity cannot be underestimated. • Genuinely active candidates, looking to move on from a successful company and role, regularly receive at least four of five offers of employment. Hirers should therefore consider not only the counter-offer, but also offers from competing employers, when considering their bid. Alastair Cleland is managing director of Pentasia Recruitment Group, a specialist igaming recruitment agency. With 23 years’ experience managing large and multi-location agencies, Alastair has a track record of delivering hard-to-reach candidates for growing companies. Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Bingo Slots Regions: Europe Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Candidates seeking the ‘bargaining chip’ of an offer from elsewhere are playing a risky game, says Alastair Cleland 13th August 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Email Address
Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2018 presentation Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.
It’s too soon to say that a new bull market has started. The Covid-19 crisis rolls on and vaccine rollout problems, along with the emergence of new virus strains, could well put paid to an economic recovery. Consequently, there’s a big danger that UK share prices could turn southwards yet again.That said, I have my eye on several British stocks I think could soar in value during the economic upturn. Here are a couple on my Stocks and Shares ISA radar today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Catalytic colossusI’m tipping platinum group metal (or PGM) producer Tharisa’s (LSE: THS) profits to rise strongly as the economic recovery takes hold. Consumer spending should rise across the board when conditions improve. Spending on cars in particular tends to rocket during the early stages of the economic cycle. This naturally bodes well for PGM-packed autocatalyst demand.Prices of Tharisa’s product might not just increase because of recovering industrial demand, however. Rising concerns over soaring inflation during the economic recovery could also push uptake of hard currencies like precious metals.There’s also the possibility that the US Federal Reserve will keep stimulus measures rolling and interest rates locked around record lows. This would have a negative impact on the US dollar. And in turn this would make it more cost effective to buy dollar-denominated commodities like the PGMs. Incidentally, the greenback just struck a three-week low against a basket of other major currencies.All that said, there’s a major threat to UK platinum-producing shares like Tharisa. Electric vehicle sales are soaring all over the globe and are predicted to keep rising. This threatens to put a dent in autocatalyst production in future years, an industry which accounts for around 40% of total platinum demand.City analysts think Tharisa’s earnings will rise 98% in 2021 though. As a result the mining giant trades on a low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5 times. Like all forecasts, this estimate could change based on future developments. So I have to bear this in mind.A top UK tech shareA bumpy economic recovery would have huge ramifications for business investment. And this could have a significant impact on providers of IT services. That said, I don’t think demand for Kape Technologies (LSE: KAPE) services will suffer in the short-to-medium term.This is because this UK share is an expert in the field of cybersecurity, an area on which companies are obliged to spend increasing amounts. 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This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Sandra Squires says: Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has sent the following letter to the staff of the Episcopal Church with an update on the independent investigation he called for after placing three members of senior management on administrative leave in December. The presiding bishop sent similar versions of this letter to the Executive Council, which meets Feb. 26-28, and to the House of the Bishops.February 24, 2016Dear Staff,I am writing to bring you up to date on the investigation of our three colleagues whohave been placed on administrative leave.I anticipate the investigators will complete their interviews in the next 3-4 weeks.Following that, they will share their findings and conclusions with me. I will thenconsult with the officers of the DFMS and legal counsel regarding appropriate stepsforward.Once the course of action is clear and it has been properly shared with those onadministrative leave, I will share with you with as much transparency as is appropriate,protecting confidentiality, and the ways we will move forward from that point.I am deeply committed to our all working together on healing, building trust, andnurturing a culture reflective of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as we moveforward to help the church to serve the world in his Name.Please continue to pray to God for our brothers and their families, for those deeplyaffected by this, and for us all.God bless you,+Michael In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues update on investigation Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Feb 24, 2016 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME February 25, 2016 at 4:59 am I thank Wanda for her approach of prayer and asking for a Jesus-centered workable conclusion to this investigation. To Wanda, as President of the United Thank Offering Board, I speak for the Board in our appreciation for your prayers and your ministry of managing the money for the UTO Ingathering.We are so thankful for Presiding Bishop Curry’s approach to this investigation, and remembering that we are Jesus People who rely on His healing and compassion in all things. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN February 24, 2016 at 11:04 pm Thank you for your letter updating progress in the investigation. I have been praying every day along with my usual prayer list for all parties to come to a workable conclusion. I am the Treasurer for ECW of ECR in California and send the UTO Ingathering money to the DFMS/UTO organization so that is my interest in this investigation. Hopefully it will come to a Jesus centered graceful solution. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSThe Week in Review Previous articleBreaking News: 6-year-old boy riding bike hit and killed by motoristNext articleWhat’s new on Netflix in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! In case you missed it: The Apopka week in review:Apopka High School alumnus directs trafficVal Demings appointed to leadership role in Washington DCChief McKinley to Apopka: “Thank You”Apopka pastor to participate in Trump inaugurationUpdating Traffic Alert: Apopka driver involved in fatal crashTask Force Co-Chairman: “We have to stop the bleeding. It has to stop!”Burglars attempt to rob Caffe Positano and Gator’s DocksideRichard Anderson court date set You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
Please enter your comment! Note – The Apopka MLK Parade begins at 2PM this afternoon. It starts at the Apopka Community Center/VFW Building at 519 South Central Avenue and ends at the John Bridges Center at 445 West 13th Street.Martin Luther King Jr. never saw the age of 40, but he lived a life that touched many and inspired a nation. His legacy will live eternally.At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his “I Have a Dream” speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. (Photo by Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images).At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope that continues today.Any number of historic moments in the civil rights struggle have been used to identify Martin Luther King, Jr. — prime mover of the Montgomery bus boycott, keynote speaker at the March on Washington, youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate. But in retrospect, single events are less important than the fact that King, and his policy of nonviolent protest, was the dominant force in the civil-rights movement during its decade of greatest achievement, from 1957 to 1968.King was born Michael Luther King in Atlanta on Jan. 15, 1929 — one of the three children of Martin Luther King Sr., pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Alberta (Williams) King, a former schoolteacher. (He was renamed “Martin” when he was about 6 years old.)A national hero and a civil-rights figure of growing importance, King summoned together a number of black leaders in 1957 and laid the groundwork for the organization now known as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). King was elected its president, and he soon began helping other communities organize their own protests against discrimination.Police used dogs to quell civil unrest in Birmingham, Ala., on May 3, 1963. Birmingham’s police commissioner “Bull” Connor also allowed fire hoses to be turned on young civil rights demonstrators. These measures set off a backlash of sentiment that rejuvenated the flagging civil rights movement. (Bill Hudson / The Associated Press)Three years later, King’s nonviolent tactics were put to their most severe test in Birmingham, during a mass protest for fair hiring practices and the desegregation of department-store facilities. Police brutality used against the marchers dramatized the plight of blacks to the nation at large, with enormous impact. King was arrested, but his voice was not silenced: He wrote the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” to refute his critics.Later that year King was a principal speaker at the historic March on Washington, where he delivered one of the most passionate addresses of his career. Time magazine designated him as its Person of the Year for 1963. A few months later he was named the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. When he returned from Norway, where he had gone to accept the award, King took on new challenges. In Selma, Ala., he led a voter-registration campaign that ended in the Selma-to-Montgomery Freedom March. King next brought his crusade to Chicago, where he launched programs to rehabilitate the slums and provide housing.In the North, however, King soon discovered that young and angry blacks cared little for his preaching and even less for his pleas for peaceful protest. Their disenchantment was one of the reasons he rallied behind a new cause: the war in Vietnam.Although he was trying to create a new coalition based on equal support for peace and civil rights, it caused an immediate rift. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) saw King’s shift of emphasis as “a serious tactical mistake.” The Urban League warned that the “limited resources” of the civil-rights movement would be spread too thin.But he never got back to his poverty plans. Death came for King on April 4, 1968, on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel just off Beale Street in Memphis. While standing outside with Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy, King was shot in the neck by a rifle bullet. His death caused a wave of violence in major cities across the country.However, King’s legacy has lived on.In 1969, his widow, Coretta Scott King, organized the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change. Today it stands next to his beloved Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. His birthday, January 15th, is a national holiday, celebrated each year with educational programs, artistic displays, and concerts throughout the United States. The Lorraine Hotel where he was shot is now the National Civil Rights Museum.Note: Multiple publications contributed to this report. You have entered an incorrect email address! 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The GardaÃ involved have put in many months training for this journey and are delighted that the results of their efforts will be going to such worthy causes. All the GardaÃ are based in Dublin and for many of these this is their first long distance cycle. The cycle was formally launched by Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy on Thursday 1st September at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin . 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. Irish Gendarmes get on their bikes Fifty GardaÃ will depart from Rosslare to begin a charity cycle in Roscoff, France. The group will cycle 900kms ending six days later in San Sebastian, Spain. It is hoped that over ‚€100,000 will be raised for two charities. The major beneficiary of the monies raised will be the Oncology ward of St. John at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin . There will also be a donation made to the Haiti project, which is being run in conjunction with UCD Volunteers Overseas who are reconstructing a bridge destroyed by floods in Haiti. The cycle will be undertaken by the GardaÃ in their spare time. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 September 2005 | News
Kaliada was fined 160 euros on 2 February for publishing articles on the site run by Charter 97, a human rights organisation that is not recognised by the authorities.The verdict follows an investigation by the attorney general into the legality of news produced by the organisation, at the end of which his deputy concluded that Charter 97’s activities were illegal.The deputy attorney general, Paval Radzivonaw, has been the target of constant criticism from the organisation, which accused him of being one of the main architects of crackdowns on the local media.Reporters Without Borders recalled that in 2003, the independent press and human rights organisations suffered unprecedented judicial harassment. At least 15 newspapers were closed or prevented from appearing and a number of organisations were also shut down. February 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights activist fined over Internet articles News News News May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Belarus News Reporters Without Borders protested after journalist and human rights activist Natalya Kaliada, was fined for writing articles on the Internet. In a country where the independent press is constantly harassed by the authorities, the Internet provides Belarussians with access to uncensored news and information. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders protested after journalist and human rights activist Natalya Kaliada, was fined for writing articles on the Internet.”All Kaliada has done is speak out against repeated human rights violations in Belarus, said Reporters Without Borders secretary general Robert Ménard to justice minister Viktor Golovanov. “By sentencing her for writing articles on the Internet, the judge, Natalya Vojsechovich sends a disturbing message to human rights defenders and journalists. In a country where the independent press is subjected to constant harassment by the authorities, the Internet provides Belarussians with access to uncensored news and information.”We therefore strongly condemn this attempt to gag press freedom on the Internet,” the international press freedom organisation added. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further RSF_en