Related posts:No related photos. More than a quarter of employers are currently looking at outsourcing alltransactional HR processes, according to the latest research. Around 31 per cent of firms are considering an outsourcing deal, with costcutting the main objective. The survey of 800 HR directors by Capita HR found more than half hopedoutsourcing HR would cut costs (54 per cent), while almost a third (31 percent) wanted to have access to new technology and skills. The other main drivers were reduced transport costs (15 per cent) and theexpected ability to develop new products and services (15 per cent). It showed that HR directors were most likely to initiate the process,although managing directors usually get the final say. Earlier this month, research from the CBI found that many employers werelooking to outsource the HR function to overseas staff. Employers turning to HR outsourcing to cut costsOn 2 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
Message* Under the agreement reached during the Great Recession, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were allowed to retain just $45 billion of earnings between them, turning profits beyond that over to the Treasury, but now will be able to keep roughly $280 billion as a cushion against possible losses.Treasury officials said they are unwilling to significantly restructure the government’s senior stakes in the firms, now valued at roughly $230 billion, which would have put the companies on a path to exit government control.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin with Donald Trump. (Getty) The Trump administration, which has a lot going on in its final days, is dropping its effort to return Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private hands, the Wall Street Journal reported.The mortgage giants were put under government control when the bursting of the housing bubble triggered the financial crisis of 2008. Now the Biden administration must decide their future.Advisers to Biden say he’s in no rush to privatize the companies and will instead focus on ways to use them to boost housing affordability and ownership. By buying and securitizing mortgage loans, Fannie and Freddie backstop about half of the nation’s $11 trillion mortgage market.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreFuture of Fannie, Freddie privatization is uncertainFederal housing agency extends forbearance options for multifamily landlordsHow tough is Freddie when it comes to protecting landlords and tenants? Full Name* Tagsfannie maefreddie macReal Estate and Politicstrump administration Share via Shortlink
Beau Lund August 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Russell Wilson, Ciara become Seattle Sounders soccer team owners Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailartisteer/iStock(SEATTLE) — Hours after Russell Wilson and Ciara announced they are proud owners of a local soccer team, the singer wrote a passionate open letter to her daughter and all the girls watching in the world about empowerment and equality. “Baby Girl, You will be able to do anything you put your mind to if you simply believe!” Ciara wrote. “Never walk in a room thinking of what you can’t do because of your gender! If you think it, it’s possible. If you dream it, it’s possible. If you believe it, it’s possible. It’s that simple.” On Tuesday, the duo announced they were the owners of the Seattle Sounders pro soccer team and spent the day at the field celebrating.In her post, Ciara added, “There’s only a small handful of female owners of any Major League Sports team, and I’m proud to be one of them! You are next Baby Girl! I have no doubt that by the time you’re my age, there will be many more!” The singer also addressed any young girl watching with big dreams in her heart.“And to every girl in this world, you can do anything you want to do and be anything you want to be! It truly possible if you believe,” she added. The Sounders announced Tuesday that 11 new families have joined the ownership team.“Representing a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences, all 11 families have direct ties to Seattle,” the club announced.Wilson wrote, “Football. Fútbol. We Love them both! @Ciara and I are fired up to announce we are Team Owners of the @Soundersfc one of the best franchises in the world! We can’t wait for our kids to grow up loving Soccer! Family is everything! We Love You Seattle!”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tags: Cade Bowring/Connor Jorgensen/Juab/Kollin Robertson/Luis Rodriguez/North Sanpete/Zac Cowan Written by September 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 9/27 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFootballRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Cade Bowring amassed 191 scrimmage yards on 21 touches and posted four total touchdowns as the Juab Wasps clobbered North Sanpete 28-5 Friday in Region 14 football action. Bowring had scoring runs of 5, 4 and 2 yards and hauled in a 21-yard scoring pass from Zac Cowan as Juab was never seriously challenged by the rival Hawks this evening.North Sanpete scored on a safety via a mishandled punt by Kollin Robertson and kicker Luis Rodriguez nailed a 38-yard field goal attempt as the first half expired. Connor Jorgensen added an interception as well to pace the Hawks defensivelyJuab outgained North Sanpete 289-169 en route to improving to 6-1 on the season and more importantly, 2-0 in Region 14 play. The Wasps are next in action October 4 as they host American Leadership.The Hawks (6-1, 1-1), on the heels of suffering their first loss of the season, return home to Mt. Pleasant October 4 to battle Manti in an old-school rivalry game.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Jacob Negus threw three touchdown passes to Marcus Kemp and ran for another score as the American Leadership Eagles outgunned Delta 37-32 Friday in Region 14 football action. Jake Jackson had a pair of touchdown runs and Austin Topham ran for another score in the loss for the Rabbits.MANTI, Utah-Jax Parry threw a pair of touchdown passes to Travis Thompson and added another scoring strike to Alex Cox as the Manti Templars got past Union 21-7 in Region 14 football action Friday. Colten Harding had a 5-yard touchdown run in the loss for the Cougars.2-A SouthBEAVER, Utah-Crayton Hollingshead had scoring runs of 33 and 15 yards as the Beaver Beavers pounded Enterprise 49-0 Friday in 2-A South football action. Ryker Albrecht also had a pair of scoring runs (71 and 2 yards), while EJ Allred, Hunter Carter and Kaleb Barney also had touchdown runs for the Beavers.SALINA, Utah-Brooks Myers and Daniel Garcia recovered fumbles for touchdowns and the Millard Eagles shellacked North Sevier 36-7 in 2-A South football action Friday. Brooks Myers threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to his twin brother, Kael Myers and Braxton Brewer had a 3-yard touchdown run for the Eagles. Gabe Wilcox had a 7-yard touchdown run in defeat for the Wolves.MILFORD, Utah-Bryson Barnes tossed for 400 yards and four scoring passes as the Milford Tigers overpowered Kanab 47-21 Friday in 2-A South football action. Gage Griffiths had two touchdown runs in the win for the Tigers. Clay Shakespear caught a touchdown pass and Trey Chatterly had two scoring runs in the loss for the Cowboys.Region 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Brittyn Riddle had three scoring runs and returned a punt 40 yards for another score as the Richfield Wildcats gashed South Sevier 31-16 in Region 12 football action Friday. Kordell Morgan added a 21-yard field goal in the win for the Wildcats. Carter Abraham had touchdown runs of 55 and 10 yards and Spencer Garrett drilled a 33-yard field goal in the loss for the Rams.VolleyballRegion 20PANGUITCH, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats downed the Valley Buffaloes 3-0 Friday in Region 20 volleyball action. The Bobcats prevailed 25-9, 25-22 and 25-10 in straight sets.MILFORD, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds topped Milford 3-1 Friday in Region 20 volleyball action. Piute won 25-27, 27-25, 25-23, 26-24.Baseball1A South RegionPANGUITCH, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats outlasted Green River 9-4 Friday in 1A South Region baseball action.BICKNELL, Utah-Braige Jacobson hit a home run and had 4 RBI as the Wayne Badgers held off Valley 8-6 Friday in 1A South Region baseball action. Jesse Webb earned the win on the mound for the Badgers.PRICE, Utah-Pinnacle scored seven runs in the second inning en route to a 12-2 run-rule victory over Bryce Valley Friday in 1A South Region baseball action.HURRICANE, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds earned a crucial 1A South Region win over Diamond Ranch, 8-2 Friday. Brad James
Ween continued their good vibes comeback tour last night, as they kicked off a three-night run at the beloved Port Chester, NY venue, the Capitol Theater. The band performed a multi-night run at Terminal 5 back in the spring, but that venue doesn’t come close to the special place that The Cap holds in fans hearts. Needless to say, fans were pumped for this weekend to arrive. A holiday run in the friendly confines of The Cap seems to be just what the doctor ordered, as Ween delivered on night one, turning in a career-spanning setlist that showcased their deep catalog and musical diversity.The band started things off with a fitting pair of openers, “Exactly Where I’m At” and “Flutes of Chi” from White Pepper. “Spinal Meningitis” followed, before the weirdness of “Happy Colored Marbles” took over the room. “Nan”, from their classic GodWeenSatan: The Oneness was up next, and the band kept things going at an almost ferocious pace from then on. “Roses Are Free” made a fun mid-set appearance, and Ween peppered “Boys Club”, “Tender Situation”, “I’ll Be Your Johnny On The Spot”, “What Deaner Was Talkin’ About” and more throughout the twenty-six song setlist. The set ended with keyboardist Glenn McLelland on tambourine, as Gene Ween took over keyboard duties for a memorable run through “Demon Sweat”.Watch “What Deaner Was Talkin’ About” into “I’ll Be your Johnny On The Spot” from The Capitol Theater, courtesy of YouTube user LazyLightning55aThe band closed things out with a one-two-punch encore of”Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)” and “I’m Dancing In The Show Tonight” that left fans satisfied as they exited the venue, excited for what’s in store the rest of the weekend. In total, the band drew from twelve different studio albums, showing off the many different sides of Ween’s diverse catalog. Ween will return to the Capitol Theater tonight for the second show of their three-night run.
Load remaining images Yonder Mountain String Band sent off 2016 with their annual New Years run at the Boulder Theater. The Colorado-born band’s two-night stand in Boulder this year was a departure from last year’s four-night decade-themed run, instead favoring more traditional Yonder setlists. Featuring a healthy mix of classic songs and new tunes off their upcoming album due out next year, the band was in proper form to welcome in the new year. However, Yonder’s propensity for playful and masterfully done covers still rang true, with some of the highlights of the shows being a monster cover of the Talking Heads “Girlfriend Is Better,” covers of Ween’s “Mister Richard Smoker” and “Piss Up A Rope,” a first-night encore opener of King Harvest’s “Dancing in the Moonlight,” and the ever-popular cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” to close out the weekend.Members of The Railsplitters joined Yonder on stage during the second set of Friday night, with Dusty Rider sitting in during the cover of the Talking Heads’ “Girlfriend is Better” and Lauren Stovall leading vocals during “Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms.” Night one also saw the live debut of a new track, “Take A Chance on Me”. “Bad Taste” and “Chasing My Tail” are also new tunes off the album, though previously played in 2016.To welcome in the new year, the first set of the 31st featured a giant “On The Run” sandwich, which accounted for the majority of the latter half of the set. Following “I Know You Rider,” the band kicked off the massive sandwich with “On The Run” into Phish’s “Scent of a Mule,” before laying down “Wheel Hoss” and a jubilant cover of Ween’s “Piss Up A Rope.” Yonder then skillfully worked back out through “Scent of a Mule” and closed out the first set on a high with a return to “On The Run.” The set also featured a paired down “Checkout Time,” with only Adam Aijala on guitar, and Adam, Dave Johnson, and Ben Kaufman working the vocals.The countdown into 2017 fell after a cover of “Sister Golden Hair,” originally by the band America. Jay Elliott joined Yonder on a drum kit after the countdown, and the band moved into the electric portion of night, which spanned until the end of the set, with their final song choice being a return to the Dead’s catalog with “Touch of Grey.” The electric set had the whole band in high spirits to welcome in the new year, though Adam Aijala, in particular, was clearly lovin’ shredding the electric guitar.For their encore, the band returned to the stage to finish out the night in traditional Yonder fashion. Upon return, however, sans electric instruments, Adam jokingly lamented the return to acoustic, saying “I hate to say it but going from electric back to this feels like ‘plinky plink.’” Ben quickly quipped back with something along the lines of, “Not everyone can have hair like slash Adam.” Despite the joking about the rockin’ electric set, the band did not hold anything back for their encore. They sent off the night right with a nonstop sequence featuring “Casualty” sandwiching “New Dusty Miller” before transitioning straight into “Crazy Train,” a crowd-favorite frenetic cover that had attendants leaving the venue wanting more.You can peruse the setlists for yourself below, as well as check out photos from the weekend in the galleries below, courtesy of C. B. Klein.Setlist: Yonder Mountain String Band, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO – 12/30/16Set 1: Rambler’s Anthem > Kentucky Mandolin > Left Me in a Hole, Troubled Mind, Winds of Fire > Bad Taste, I’m Holding You, All Aboard > Not Far Away > All AboardSet 2: Finally Saw the Light, Girlfriend is Better (1), Eat In Go Deaf Eat Out Go Broke, Chasing My Tail, Rollin In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (2), Richard Smoker, Love Before You Can’t, Landfall, Take A Chance On Me (3), Only A Northern Song > Sidewalk Stars > Only A Northern SongEncore: Dancing In the Moonlight, Idaho1=Dusty Rider of the Railsplitters on banjo2=Lauren Stovall of the Railsplitters on vocals3=first time playedSetlist: Yonder Mountain String Band, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO – 12/31/16Set 1: All The Time > You’re No Good > All the Time, Complicated, Check Out Time, Wind & Rain, Kobe the Dog, Rider, On The Run > Scent of a Mule > Wheel Hoss > Piss Up A Rope > Scent of a Mule > On The RunSet 2: Angel > Robots > Years with Rose, Angel, Alison, Sister Golden Hair, Countdown, Rubberband (1) > Fingerprint (1), Pigs (1), Touch of Grey (1)Encore: Casualty > New Dusty Miller > Casualty > Crazy Train1=Jay Elliott on drums, electric
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:NextEra Energy is closing its last coal-fired power unit and investing in its first green hydrogen facility.Through its Florida Power & Light utility, NextEra will propose a $65 million pilot in the Sunshine State that will use a 20-megawatt electrolyzer to produce 100 percent green hydrogen from solar power, the company revealed on Friday.The project, which could be online by 2023 if it receives approval from state regulators, would represent the first step into green hydrogen for NextEra Energy, by far the largest developer and operator of wind, solar and battery plants in North America.“We’re really excited about hydrogen, in particular when we think about getting not to a net-zero emissions profile but actually to a zero-emissions carbon profile,” NextEra Energy CFO Rebecca Kujawa said on Friday’s earnings call. “When we looked at this five or 10 years ago and thought about what it would take to get to true zero emissions, we were worried it was extraordinarily expensive for customers,” Kujawa said.“What makes us really excited about hydrogen — particularly in the 2030 and beyond timeframe — is the potential to supplement a significant deployment of renewables [and energy storage]. That last amount of emissions you’d take out of the system to get down to zero could be most economically served by hydrogen.”The green hydrogen produced by Florida Power & Light’s electrolyzers would be used to replace a portion of the natural gas that’s consumed by the turbines at FPL’s existing 1.75-gigawatt Okeechobee gas-fired plant, Kujawa said. The electricity will come from solar power that would otherwise have been “clipped,” or gone unused. If the hydrogen economy scales up and green hydrogen becomes economic, Florida Power & Light would likely retrofit some of its gas facilities to run wholly or partially on hydrogen, Kujawa said.[Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: NextEra Energy to build its first green hydrogen plant in Florida NextEra Energy planning its first green hydrogen project
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A chunk of a newly rebuilt dune protecting Ocean Parkway eroded over the weekend.A nor’easter south of Long Island churned up Atlantic Ocean waves that eroded a chunk of a newly rebuilt dune in Gilgo Beach, forcing the partial closure of two lanes on Ocean Parkway.The part of the new 20-foot-wide dune that was washed away was estimated to be the length of a football field, about a half mile west of the Town of Babylon’s Gilgo Beach pedestrian underpass, with waves washing up about 20 feet south of the edge of the roadway.“Our maintenance forces are going out there to investigate,” said Patricia Audinot, a spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Transportation, which closed two of the three eastbound lanes closest to the erosion for “emergency repairs.”The state DOT, police, Department of Environmental Conservation and Emergency Management Office responded to the scene after a Babylon town bay constable noticed the erosion Saturday, according to officials at the scene.The erosion hit in part of a 5-mile stretch of manmade dunes rebuilt as part of a $33-million Sandy recovery project that reopened badly damaged stretches of the oceanfront parkway six months ago.“It’s concerning,” said Bob Hilbert, owner of the Gilgo Beach Inn, who lives on the north side of the parkway across from the washout. “We’re always losing sand, it’s a feeder beach.”He noted the ironic timing of the erosion coming as the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers beach replenishment project filling sand dredged from Fire Island Inlet onto Gilgo Beach State Park just east of the town beach.Workers who responded to the scene expressed frustration that the ocean had taken such a large bite out of the dune just before the first anniversary of the 2012 superstorm that forced them to rebuild the dune just months ago.“That’s the problem, everybody on the mainland sees the sun and thinks it’s sunny,” said one worker, “but the ocean says it’s a nor’easter.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The recently announced creation of a regional planning alliance between the Town of Islip, Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County could mark a new era of cohesion on Long Island…or not.Regional planning entails critical analysis of specific issues. It’s not supposed to become a vehicle to take development on a fast track. Neither is it just about nurturing economic growth, the supposed darling of Long Island’s policymakers these days. No, its purpose is balance all the competing social, economic and environmental forces in a manner that anticipates and accommodates the ever-changing needs of a geographic area over the next 10, 20 to 30 years.The joint release issued on April 29 highlights the skewed definition of the concept of regional planning being used by all involved: The word “development” was cited in seven instances throughout, while “economic” appeared five times, and lastly, “growth” appeared three times. “Environment” appeared only twice, once in reference to the supposed “brain drain,” and the other when Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter stated, “Having been involved in business, I understand how imperative it is to work together to create an environment that fosters economic growth and development, and has all the players at the table working together. I am certain this will be a model going forward with other significant projects.”It’s that last part of Carpenter’s quote that is troubling.Other significant projects include Heartland Town Square, Syosset Park, Wyandanch Rising and an array of other proposals scattered throughout Long Island that are slated for approval, all with far-reaching regional significance.This particular regional alliance focuses on TRITEC Real Estate’s Ronkonkoma Hub, which is slated to include 1,450 residential units, 360,000 square feet of commercial usage and 195,000 of retail space. On its own, the project is uniquely positioned to be a true transportation hub, linking automobiles, trains and planes. Philosophically, the project has roots back in the 1980s, when the Long Island Rail Road’s mainline was electrified. The project didn’t gain much traction for various reasons, but, all in all, given the unique opportunity being presented, TRITEC’s hub isn’t a bad idea.Nor is the goal of a regional alliance. The municipalities and Suffolk should partner, but given the County’s obsession with throwing large-scale development at our regional woes and steadfast dedication to Connect Long Island, the County’s questionable proposal that looks to link these new projects together via bus rapid transit routes, the compact is setting the stage for more “regional alliances” that very well may just streamline the approval process. Maybe that’s the real goal here. And that would be a mistake.While stakeholder groups like Vision Long Island argue routinely against a regional approach to handling the Island’s future, the projects on the table need true regional analysis that transcends the limitations of the much-touted hyper-local focus. In fact, the failures of extreme hyper-localism have warranted a renewed regional zeal – but we must not let the pendulum swing too far in the other direction. By enabling townships to control sole approval power over large projects like Heartland Town Square, with its thousands of units and million-plus square footage of commercial space, and to a lesser extent the proposed revamping of the Nassau Coliseum site, we’ve highlighted time and time again the shortcomings of local control, especially when the impacts are far reaching beyond their immediate geographic scope.Suffolk’s legacy of regional planning is so strong that its policies were often emulated nationwide. To this day, the county’s grasp of planning is significantly stronger than it ever was in politically broken Nassau County. Yet, despite this strong background, Suffolk cannot get out of its own way when it comes to sound regional planning. By merging the once acclaimed department of planning under the umbrella of a new “Department of Economic Development and Planning,” Suffolk is betraying its long list of accomplishments that include innovative open space protection programs, farmland preservation and aquifer maintenance.To the policymakers in Islip, Brookhaven and Suffolk County are genuine about assessing the regional impacts of these projects, then make a sincere effort. Be critical in your joint analysis, and actually plan! Do not use the guise of these “regional alliances” to make approval of long-lasting, sometimes questionable development proposals any easier.Residents will never benefit from “intellectual dishonesty,” an on-point term overheard being used by a local policymaker. Long Islanders deserve true regional planning, not a charade where the answers are already determined—and the only ones who benefit are the developers, not the people who actually reside here.Rich Murdocco writes on Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco will be contributing regularly to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on www.TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.
Topics : President Donald Trump announced Thursday he plans to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, the third arms control pact Trump has abrogated since coming to office.The US leader said Moscow had not stuck to its commitments under the 18-year-old pact, which was designed to improve military transparency and confidence between the superpowers.”Russia did not adhere to the treaty,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “So until they adhere, we will pull out.”The New York Times reported that Trump plans to inform Moscow of the move on Friday, and that it could be a prelude to Washington also withdrawing from the New START Treaty, which limits the number of nuclear missiles the United States and Russia can deploy.The Open Skies agreement between Russia, the United States and 32 other countries, mostly members of the NATO alliance, permits one country’s military to conduct a certain number of surveillance flights over another each year on short notice.The aircraft can survey the territory below, collecting information and pictures of military installations and activities. The idea is that the more rival militaries know about each other, the less the chance of conflict between them. But the sides also use the flights to examine vulnerabilities of their opponent. The United States has been frustrated that Russia will not permit US flights over areas where Washington believes Moscow is deploying medium-range nuclear weapons that threaten Europe.Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Russia “flagrantly, continuously violates its obligations” under the pact.Moscow “implements the treaty in ways that contribute to military threats against the United States and our allies and partners,” he said.He cited Russia’s refusal to allow flights over areas where Washington believes Moscow is deploying medium-range nuclear weapons, including the Baltic Sea city of Kaliningrad and near the Russia-Georgia border.Last year Moscow also blocked flights meant to survey Russian military exercises, normally allowed under the pact.The New York Times said Trump was also unhappy about a Russian flight over his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey three years ago.”In this era of great power competition, we are looking to advocate for agreements that benefit all sides, and that include partners who comply responsibly with their obligations,” Hoffman said.Since coming to office in January 2017, Trump has withdrawn from two other major arms control pacts, the 2015 JCPOA agreement to prevent Iran from advancing its nuclear weapons program, and the 1988 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.In both cases Trump accused the other side of violating treaty requirements.