Comments are closed. Financialservices’ workers in the south east of England feel more stressed thancolleagues in other parts of the country, according to the finance union Unifi.Asurvey of union members in London and the South East showed 99 per centsometimes felt stressed at work, compared to 78 per cent nationally.Some85 per cent believed stress was having a negative impact on their home andfamily life, with 82 per cent arguing it was having a negative impact on theirworking lives.EdSweeney, Unifi general secretary, said: “Finance staff in London and theSouth East are skipping their lunch breaks, coming in early and staying late.The region is a stress hotspot and the pressure on staff is intense.”Unifiargued the main reason was that under-staffing is acute in the South East,while the widespread use of temporary workers caused an extra burden onfull-time staff, who were constantly having to train new colleagues. South East finance sector staff feeling the strainOn 1 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
At the 50th session of the Tourist Council, decisions were made on choosing a PR agency for cooperation in 2019, decisions on the award of grants for TOP events in 2019, proposals for marketing and PR cooperation within the project “Sports Croatia” were adopted and appointed new director of representative offices Croatian Tourist Board in Great Britain based in London. “Our goals include continuous improvement and strengthening of the tourist offer, especially in the pre and post season. Only in this way can we reach year-round tourism. An important role in this is played by quality events, which are often the main motive for coming to the destination. This year we decided to allocate funds for the largest events that have an international character and attract a large number of visitors, while we left the allocation of grants for smaller regional events to the system of tourist boards in order to further encourage tourism development at destination levels., said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, adding that a total of 135 valid applications were received for the Public Invitation for TOP events this year. Photo: INmusic festival Initially available funds within this public call amounted to HRK 2.500.000,00, but the CNTB Tourist Board, due to a large number of quality projects, accepted the proposal to increase the amount of support for TOP events by an additional HRK 1.900.000,00, which totals 4.400.000,00. XNUMX kuna. The subject of the Public Call for Support to TOP Events was the award of non-refundable funds for events that are the main motive for tourists to come to the destination and that contribute to goals such as promoting Croatia as a tourist destination, improving and enriching the tourist offer, extending the tourist season and others. Thus, the Tourist Board of the CNTB adopted a proposal for a decision on the allocation of grants for 32 events with a total value of HRK 4.400.000,00 based on the Public Call for Support to TOP Events, which was open until 11 February 2019. Among the events that approved the largest individual grants of HRK 250.000,00 are the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, INmusic festival, Advent in Zagreb, the 53rd Đakovo embroidery, Rijeka Carnival, Rapska Fjera, Špancirfest and the 54th Vinkovci Autumn, while grants of 200.000,00 .100.000,00 kuna approved by the events Picokijada, Renaissance Festival, Black Sheep Festival and Sinjska alka. Grants of HRK 60.000,00 were approved for events such as the Boat Marathon, Rise up Poreč Music Festival, Porcijunkulovo, etc., while grants of HRK XNUMX were approved for events such as the Christmas story of the Salaj family, Outlook & Dimensions events, Kajkavian Week culture, Retropathy, etc. Attachment: DECISION ON SUPPORT TO TOP EVENTS IN 2019
By Frederick HalleyONKAR Singh is a cricket commentator with a difference. He’s not heard on radio or television but his on-the-spot coverage of both hard and softball cricket has caught the attention of many over the past 16 years or so, prompting him to describe himself as “the pioneer of on-field coverage.”It all started as a fun when his team, New York X1, were booted out of the 2000 World Cup softball tournament in Florida. According to the Guyana-born Singh, who now resides in Albany, New York, for the fun of it, he picked up a mike on the sidelines and started to describe the action on the field of play.Singh explained that after a few minutes, he ceased the commentary but upon doing so was accosted by former Guyana and West Indies player Faoud Bacchus as to why he had stopped. This, according to Singh, inspired and prompted him to continue, signalling the start of what is still a rewarding part-time career.To date, Singh, who told Chronicle Sports that he idolizes fellow Guyanese Joseph “Reds” Perreira, has been a constant performer mostly at international softball games in New York and Florida and has also featured at two Guyana Softball Cup in his homeland. He’s also likely to be a part of the upcoming Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) sixth tournament, set for November 4-6 next.Singh is however not confined to softball and has also done some hard ball matches in North America, including the West Indies Legends versus New York Legends which featured former players like Alvin Kallicharran, Gordon Greenidge, Gus Logie, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Pedro Collins and Bacchus.Pointing out why he’s an ardent fan of Perreira and patterns himself after the legendary Guyanese commentator, Singh pointed out that his (Perreira) description of on-field plays is unmatched.Prior to migrating to New York in 1996, Singh was no slouch in the cricket arena in Guyana, having represented Georgetown and subsequently Demerara in the Inter-county Under-19 tournament, playing alongside the likes of former West indies player Carl Hooper, former Guyana wicker-keeper Sheik Mohamed, fast bowler Linden Fraser, Shivnauth Seeram and Anil Solomon,among others. His role in the team was that of an off-spinning all-rounder.Singh also spent three years in Trinidad and Tobago, representing Crampton Cricket Club in the first division competition where his teammates included former West indies players Ian Bishop and Phil Simmons.In 1989, Singh turned his attention fully to softball cricket, playing exclusively for Durban Cricket Club alongside Wayne Jones and the late Benegal Singh, two players he opined as the most complete batsmen in softball cricket. He rates a nine-wicket haul and an innings of 49 not out among his best performances for Durban.Work commitments have severely curtailed his ability to play softball cricket in New York but Singh nevertheless still competes in the Over-40 division occasionally. He previously played for Lords Cricket Club in Queens, New York,and he is credited with slamming two centuries and several half-centuries.He also skippered the Demerara (New York) Inter-county team to three consecutive championships.Born and raised in Campbellville, Greater Georgetown, Singh attended Redeemer Lutheran School and Indian Education Trust College,which was subsequently renamed Richard Ishmael Secondary School.
The sports ministry of Cote d’Ivoire has announced that China will finance the construction of a 60,000-seat stadium in Abidjan ahead of the country’s hosting of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Described as “a gift from China” by the Ivoirians, the stadium will take two years to complete after construction begins in January 2016.”The Olympic stadium of Ebimpe with 60,000 seats will allow the hosting of high-level football, athletics and rugby tournaments,” an Ivoirian sports ministry spokesman said. A sports city to be built around the stadium in the suburb of Anyama is also included in the project. The new arena will become the biggest in the West African nation that has just the 35,000 capacity Houphouet-Boigny Stadium built before independence in 1960 as the one international standard stadium. The project is expected to further deepen relations between both countries as the Chinese continue their aggressive push to boost trade, investments and diplomatic relations in Africa. The Asians are currently building the biggest hydro-electric project in Cote d’Ivoire as well as constructing a highway to link Abidjan and the Ghana border.China’s stadium diplomacyLong ago, China noticed that what Africans wanted was not aid, but trade. After a lot of thought, they decided on what has come to be known as “stadium diplomacy”. It is a phenomenon which arose from their realization that tapping into Africa’s most popular sports was an entry point to the continent.And it is has been a very fruitful relationship. China completed its first stadium construction project in Africa in 1970 with the opening of the 15,000-seater Amaan stadium in Zanzibar, Tanzania.That modest structure marked the start of four decades of building more across Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and the South Pacific.Today there are few countries in Africa that don’t have stadiums built by the Chinese government as gifts or with concessionary loans.There was a noticeable acceleration in construction in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as Senegal, Mauritania, Mauritius, Kenya, Rwanda, Niger, Djibouti and the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) all got shiny new stadiums.But the real boom has come in the last ten years. Three recent host nations of the African Cup of Nations—Angola, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea – have had all their tournament stadiums built for the purpose by China. All three happen to be nations with significant off-shore oil reserves ruled by autocrats and small elites structured around a ruling family.But countries with more modest natural resources and more democratic structures of government – Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi for example – have also found room for new Chinese-built stadia within the last decade, as part of China’s much-documented program of economic expansion.In Ghana, the Cape Coast Stadium which is an advanced stage of completion, is one such partnership mooted by the Chinese.The facility would cost about $30 million after completion, according to Joy Sports checks. – Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith