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first_img Share via Shortlink The announcement makes Google one of several tech companies that will let workers return to the office sooner than later. Facebook plans to reopen its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in May, while Uber has already welcomed some employees back to its San Francisco office, the publication reported.Meanwhile, in New York City, the de Blasio administration plans to send municipal employees back to offices by May 3.Still, some companies are opting for hybrid models, while others are giving their employees the option of working from home indefinitely. That’s led some firms, like JPMorgan Chase, to sublet office space.But that doesn’t mean everyone wants to go back. Seventy-two percent of workers would rather work from home more regularly, and 66 percent want to move to a hybrid model that lets them work at home or from coworking spaces, according to a survey by JLL.[NYT] — Cordilia JamesContact Cordilia James Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Tags Email Address* Message* The announcement makes Google one of several tech companies that will let workers return to the office sooner than later. (iStock, Google)Some companies are making plans to get employees back in offices as more Covid-19 vaccines become available.Google employees across the U.S. will be allowed to return to the office as soon as this month, the New York Times reported.Re-openings will vary by state depending on the number of Covid-19 cases in the area, the publication reported. Offices will operate at a limited capacity, and workers will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing and pass a health survey.Previously, Google announced that it will require employees to return to its offices in September. They’ll continue to have the option to continue to work from home until then.Read moreSorry, boss: 72% of workers don’t want to return to offices full-timeNYC to city workers: Come back to the officeMorgan Stanley plans “full return” to office Commercial Real EstateCoronavirusTechnologyWork From Homelast_img read more

first_imgJune 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Sweep Doubleheader With Sounds Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Nashville, TN) — The Bees took home two wins on Tuesday. Salt Lake swept a doubleheader against the Nashville Sounds.The Bees won the makeup game 9-4 while winning the other 2-1. Salt Lake improved to 32-and-37 on the season.The Bees will host Fresno tomorrow for two games, one of which will be a completion of a game suspended on April 10th. Tags: Doubleheader/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovelllast_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Starter homes in Lincolnshire previous nextLand & New HomesStarter homes in LincolnshireThe Negotiator24th June 20190236 Views New homes, perfect for first-time buyers in the Lincolnshire village of Ancaster, are well underway with a number of the 14 homes reserved ahead of completion in July 2019.The new scheme, developed by Midlands developer Wheatcroft Land is proving to be successful due to its supportive approach to first-time buyers with Help to Buy, the inclusion of kitchen appliances and a renewable energy source to keep fuel bills low.Catherine Haward, Director of Wheatcroft Land, said, “Ahead of purchasing the site, we carried out extensive research and spoke to the local community to find out what type of homes they would like to see in Ancaster. Affordable starter-homes for young families and first-time buyers was a popular topic, so it was important that we listened and met the very clear demand.The 1.1 acre plot is being built by award-winning construction company Gelder Group and marketed by Pygott & Crone.Prices start at £150,000 for a two bedroom property and £175,000 for a three bedroom property.www.wheatcroftland.co.ukstarter homes in Lincolnshire new homes Ancaster Wheatcroft Land Catherine Haward help to buy first-time buyers June 24, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgOcean City Rowing and Athletic Association directors Fred Miller and Vince Hink presented the 14thannual Dr. Alfred “Bud” McKinley Scholarship on Monday (June 1) in the Ocean City High School’s Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.A total of $2,250 was awarded to lifeguard Erin Myers, lifeguard Madeline Brady, lifeguard Mason Yeager and Karissa Bourbeau.The scholarship honors the memory of OCBP Lt. McKinley who died on May 11, 2001 at the age of 61. It is presented to students who exemplify the academic and athletic achievement that was personified by McKinley.This picture, taken on August 31, 1962 at the Lifeguard Ball, shows Captain George Lafferty presenting rowing trophies to Bud McKinley, left, and Hans Giesecke.last_img read more

first_imgThe Délifrance Sandwich World Cup, held in Paris on 7 March, was won by Singapore’s Philip Koh with his Asian Spiced Chicken Sandwich. He beat six finalists from around the world, including Britain’s Adrian Brown who won the British heat in October 2006.The seven finalists used Delifrance breads as carriers. Philip Koh’s winning sandwich was made with Provencette bread, chicken, tomatoes, coriander, lettuce, red grapes, mayonnaise, shavings of Parmesan and a Thai dressing.The international panel of judges, including British consultant Nellie Nichols, praised its flavour, eating quality and appearance. The panel was chaired by French baker Jean-Luc Poujauran.Adrian Brown’s recipe on a Fougasette bread roll included beef, rocket and a savoury marmalade onion dressing.last_img read more

first_imgMike Heylin OBE Chairman British Record (Rod Caught) Fish Committee added: David Miller, the artist who designed the rod licence, said: Designing this year’s fishing licence combines 2 of my passions: fishing and art. The Environment Agency does a fantastic job and I’m proud to be supporting rod licence sales with my artwork. It’s been great to be able to capture a fish that has such historical significance in the fishing world. To the delight of the country’s anglers, the Environment Agency has revealed today that Clarissa the Carp (Cyprinus carpio) – for 28 years a UK record weighing Carp – will be represented on the front of the Environment Agency’s fishing coarse & trout licence.Clarissa was chosen to mark the centenary birth of renowned angler Richard “Dick” Walker, who, on 13 September 1952, landed a carp of 44lb which beat the previous record by nearly 13lb. The fish, caught from Redmire Pool, was taken to London Zoo aquarium.In the 1950’s fish were routinely killed to establish their weight and often put in a glass cases. Walker hated the idea of killing such a magnificent creature and persuaded the aquarium’s curator to take her on. She was there named Clarissa the Carp – although Dick Walker himself called her Ravioli.The choice for this year’s image will be welcomed by coarse fish anglers who have campaigned for Walker’s contribution to angling to be acknowledged. His record catch stood until 1980 when it was beaten by a fish of 51½ lb from the same water. As the inventor of ‘Arlesey bomb’ angling weight, the first electronic bite alarms and because of his involvement in the development of carbon fibre fishing rods, he is considered a pioneer.This year’s image will be a carp and was designed by renowned angling and wildlife artist, David Miller. The other fishing licence images unveiled today are the gudgeon (Gobio gobio) and the salmon (Salmo salar).Sales of fishing licences for the 2016/17 season raised £21 million. The money was used to restock rivers with 6,335,000 fish, encourage over 35,000 people to try angling for the first time and bring 2,330 successful prosecutions against crimes like poaching.Kevin Austin, Director of Fisheries at the Environment Agency, said: This is a fine tribute to a fish and an angler who changed our perspective and excited a whole generation of anglers, many of whom will hold this licence with pride. We’re delighted to reveal these new images as part of our continued drive to encourage people to give fishing a go. All the money raised from rod licence sales is used to protect and improve fish stocks and fisheries benefiting anglers. The fishing licence lasts for 12 months from the day it is bought, rather than expiring at the end of March each year. People are required to buy a fishing licence in order to fish legally in England, Wales and along the Border Esk in Scotland.Anyone fishing illegally is cheating other licence paying anglers and can expect to be prosecuted and face a substantial fine. In 2016/ 2017 the Environment Agency checked 63,000 rod licences and prosecuted 2,795 anglers for fishing without a licence. Anyone can buy a fishing licence online from GOV.UKENDSlast_img read more

first_imgThe Harvard Art Museum announced the appointment of Mary Schneider Enriquez as Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in the museum’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, effective April 5.Schneider Enriquez has been Latin American art adviser to the Art Museum since 2002, working with the museum’s director and curatorial staff to identify collection and programmatic opportunities in Latin American art. She brings a long history of curatorial, academic, and administrative experience to this position, including undergraduate teaching, independent curatorial and advisory work for institutions across the United States, art criticism, and fundraising.“I am pleased to welcome Mary to our staff,” said Thomas W. Lentz, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museum. “With her long and varied background in the art world, especially in Latin America, and as someone who already has an intimate knowledge of the Art Museum and Harvard University, she brings a distinct perspective to this position.”last_img read more

first_imgHarvard Law School graduates across the country won political victories in the 2012 elections. In addition to a victory by President Barack Obama ’91 in a close race with Republican candidate Mitt Romney J.D./M.B.A ’75.  A Harvard Law School Professor and two HLS alumni won seats in the Senate, and 15 alumni are going to the House.Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made history as the first woman elected to serve as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, defeating incumbent Scott Brown. In other Senate races, Ted Cruz ’95 (R-TX), a Cuban-American, becomes the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. In Virginia, Tim Kaine ’83 (D-VA), former governor of Virginia, won the open seat for Senate.Several HLS alumni won their U.S. House re-election races: Terri Sewell ’92 (D-AL) District 7, John Barrow ’79 (D-GA.) District 12, Jim Cooper ’80 (D-TN) District 5, Sander Levin ’57 (D-MI) District 9, Tom Petri ’65 (R-WI) District 6, Mike Pompeo ’94 (R-KS) District 4, John Sarbanes ’88 (D-MD) District 4, Adam Schiff ’85  (D-Calif.) District 28, Brad Sherman ’79 (D-Calif.) District 30 and Juan Vargas ’91 (D-CA), District 51.Among the challengers in the U.S. House race, several HLS alumni secured seats: Joaquin Castro ’00 (D-TX) District 20, Tom Cotton ’02 (R-AR) District 4, Ron DeSantis ’05 (R-FL) District 6, Alan Grayson ’83 (D-FL) District 9, who was unseated in 2010, and Joseph Kennedy III ’09 (D-MA) District 4.In hard-fought Congressional races, Shelley Adler ’84 (D-NJ) District 3 was narrowly defeated, and Kristin Cabral ’91 (D-VA) lost her challenge in Virginia’s 10th congressional district to longtime incumbent Frank Wolf.last_img read more

first_imgInternet privacy has been a constant topic in the news for months, yet, until now, relatively little attention has focused on how consumers really feel about the issue.Taking the pulse of 15,000 survey respondents in 15 different countries across the globe, our new EMC Privacy Index released today reveals how people feel about their privacy on six personal dimensions: as users of social media, as retail consumers, as customers of financial services, as medical patients with electronic medical records, as employees at work, and as citizens of their countries.Reviewing the findings, what surprised me most was the wide variation of opinion across countries, and the people in places like India and Mexico, for example, who say they are much more willing to trade some of their Internet privacy for perceived benefits—whether the ability to get faster services from companies or government agencies online, or simply for the convenience of staying in touch with friends on social media.At the opposite end of the spectrum, survey respondents voiced the most protective opinions about their privacy in my native Germany. On the question of, “Would you be willing to trade some privacy for greater convenience and ease?” fully 71 percent of respondents in Germany answered no, the strongest negative response of any of the countries we surveyed.Being German, this does not surprise me. I consider this opinion an expression of the skeptical, cautious, reserved nature that we as Germans share. It reflects our culture’s feeling that your personal data is something very personal and important that you keep really close to you, something people need to protect. Germans are convinced that the use of personal information should be restricted, and we have pretty strict laws and rules in place, where “opt-in” is the default way of doing business online. Still, there is a lack of trust in Germany about whether government does enough to protect personal privacy. In general, Germans understand that technology is moving blindingly fast and the pace of policy making moves excruciatingly slow, and struggles to keep up with the pace of change in technology.As a global company that does business in 86 different countries around the world, EMC sees many different government and industry approaches to the protection of Internet privacy around the world. The E.U., for example, is much more restrictive than the U.S. And this global variability shapes how the markets we serve are evolving. When it comes to the adoption of cloud computing, for example, we do not expect there will be one global, public cloud standard that will suit all businesses across all countries of the world. Quite the opposite, we see room for many different public cloud providers to cater to local differences, different regulatory regimes, and differences in governance of highly regulated industries, where what applies to a certain industry in Europe may not apply to that industry in Asia or the U.S.As the EMC Privacy Index reveals, when it comes to the safeguarding of Internet privacy, and the trade-offs consumers say they are willing (or not willing) to make in exchange for new services and benefits, this is definitely not a one-answer-fits-all world.last_img read more

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Know the power of the leader’s voice.by: Michael Hudson, Ph.D.OK, I confess. During Tom Flick’s keynote presentation at last month’s CEO/Executive Team Network, I found myself daydreaming. Not exactly a desired behavior from one who would be leading a coaching session on the topic immediately following the speech, but it happened nonetheless.Here’s why…A former NFL quarterback turned motivational speaker, Flick spoke about the power of the leader’s voice–how words create pictures that create emotions that create attitudes that create behaviors that create habits that create reality. As he did so, my mind wandered to the time when I learned just what that meant—something I didn’t fully understand until hearing his insights.When I was 12 years old, my 4-H friends (finally) convinced me to attend state camp. They had tried for the previous couple of years, but frankly I didn’t get the appeal. Maybe that’s because my aunt and uncle lived at the camp year round and to me it was just a place that I went once in awhile to see family. So the idea of attending a full week of camp there certainly didn’t seem all that appealing.But that changed during the opening campfire program… continue reading »last_img read more