Richard Branson Says the 95 Workday Grind Is About to Die Heres

first_img Richard Branson Says the 9-5 Workday Grind Is About to Die. Here’s Why. –shares 2 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Nina Zipkin Register Now » Image credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Getty Images December 19, 2018 Richard Branson believes the 5-day, 9-5 work week will eventually become extinct.In a recent blog post, the Virgin Group founder cited a familiar argument, that technological innovation — especially advances that do away with the need for people to operate everything from factory machinery to cars and planes — will change work as we know it.But he writes that this doesn’t necessarily have to be something to fear. Instead it can be an opportunity to shake things up for the better, and to accelerate the creation of smarter working practices for everyone.Related: Advice for Elon Musk From Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and Mark Cuban“One useful idea is for governments to provide tuition for workers to gain the technical skills needed in the new marketplace, in exchange for public service. We need more creative solutions too,” Branson explains.Two other ideas that Branson supports are the proliferation of three and four day weekends and job sharing. These would prioritize a work infrastructure that allows employees to have full lives outside of an office, to spend time with friends and family, to  devote time to the things they are passionate about, and to focus on being physically and mentally healthy.Branson explained how flexible work is a big part of how he leads Virgin Group. “If you trust people and treat them as adults, they will repay you by working effectively and efficiently,” he wrote. “Choice can empower people to make good decisions and feel positive about their workplace, helping to keep great employees and attract new talent. If we all work smarter, we won’t have to work longer.”center_img Work-Life Balance Add to Queue The Virgin Group founder urges businesses to implement flexible work practices to get the most from their employees. Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article Entrepreneur Stafflast_img read more

Well That Was Fast One Survey Says Pokémon Go Has Already Peaked

first_img Register Now » Pokémon Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Nintendo Well, That Was Fast: One Survey Says Pokémon Go Has Already Peaked in the U.S. July 25, 2016 Add to Queuecenter_img –shares This story originally appeared on PCMag How the mighty fall. Yes, Pokémon Go is a big deal now. Yes, it had a great first week in Apple’s App Store: better than any other app ever released. Yes, lots of people play the game and, yes, you’ve probably been tempted to play the game too — even if you managed to fight off the initial buzz.If you’re still scoffing at those who spend hours each night trudging around parks for elusive digital creatures, then you’ll probably take a little solace in a recent report from SurveyMonkey that suggests interest in the game is already starting to wane. We wouldn’t say that’s an unnatural surprise, though. The very nature of Pokémon Go means that any time its servers go down and players can’t play — and there’s been some downtime — the social aspects are wrecked. Gatherings of hundreds (and thousands) of players have been ruined by abrupt server issues, and people can lose interest in a game fairly quickly if they can never seem to play it when they want to. And there’s not very much to do in Pokémon Go besides collecting Pokémon and fighting other players for gym ownership. It’s fun, certainly, but it can get monotonous for some early players.According to Survey Monkey, Pokémon Go had the most daily active users on July 14, just over one week after the game’s release. SurveyMonkey estimates that figure at right around 25 million users or so. Since then, the game’s daily user count has been on the decline.”Surprisingly, downloads of Pokémon Go were largest on the day it was released, July 7th. Most successful apps, including previous record-setting hit games Draw Something and Candy Crush Saga, experience a slow start. These games hit their daily-download peaks some months after initial release. Pokémon Go is unusual not just for the size of its success but also the incredible speed of its ascent up the download charts,” SurveyMonkey notes.These same download charts reveal that the game might be reaching a saturation point in the United States, as it sat at right around 1.5 million daily downloads or so as of July 20. That’s quite a drop from a week prior, where it was close to six million downloads in a single day.It does feel a bit like we’re quibbling over the natural progression of a game, however. Not everyone stays addicted to a mobile game, nor do games typically retain huge download figures for weeks following their launch. At some point, the craze subsides a bit — at least until the game’s developer releases a big update, fixes its servers to allow more people to play or pushes some huge marketing plan (like Pokémon Go’s real-world tie-ins).Pokémon Go is still a pretty big phenomenon, especially when you factor in the popularity of its international launches, too. We doubt it’s going anywhere soon, but the craze does seem to be dropping from feverish proportions in the United States — at least, a little. 3 min read David Murphy Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel.last_img read more

Regions Bank Taps IBMs AI to Power Next Generation Customer Service

first_imgWatson Has Helped Regions Answer over 1.5 Million Customer Calls and 1.4 Million Banker QuestionsIBM announced that Regions Bank has selected the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help improve customer service and assist bankers in everyday work.In today’s digital world, the customer experience remains paramount. A staggering 62% of banking customers will consider switching to a competitor after only 1-2 bad experiences, and more than 90% of customers share details about bad experiences with others. Customer service professionals know that most questions don’t always require long troubleshooting. Agents spend their time answering similar questions, rather than focusing on more complex, exceptional cases.To ensure a positive customer experience, Regions Bank is using Watson in its contact centers to help both customers and employees. The company’s Banker Assist harnesses Watson Assistant to provide bankers with guidance on customer inquiries, enabling them to resolve customer service needs faster. With Banker Assist, employees can use AI-powered search when faced with a question to provide quicker call resolutions and more consistent answers. Already, 700 professionals at the bank rely on Watson to complete customer problem resolution.Marketing Technology News: Pagely Announces 2nd Annual Scholarship for Underrepresented Students in TechAdditionally, when customers call Regions, many interact directly with Watson Assistant receiving rapid and consistent answers to their questions. They can get help on a variety of issues including updating personal information and navigating the Regions Bank website. Letting Watson take on the more routine questions allows service representatives to tackle the more intellectually challenging questions, spend more time engaging with customers and be better informed to resolve issues. Over time, Watson will be trained on other tasks, including analyzing customers’ tone to help determine when a customer should be transferred to a live agent.Our Resources: How Connected Workplaces Can Help You Unlock Higher Levels of Productivity“At Regions we are investing in technology to make banking easier for our customers and to recruit and retain talented associates,” said Chris Brasher, head of Bank Operations for Regions Bank. “IBM Watson’s automated intelligence is an important tool that allows us to operate more effectively by understanding customer needs. We are identifying additional use cases for this technology as part of our focus on continuous improvement across the company.”Marketing Technology News: New Research from Fresh Relevance Highlights Impact and Adoption of Influencer Marketing Is Overestimated“The use of artificial intelligence among banks continues to rise, helping financial institutions make better use of vast amounts of data, analyze patterns, evaluate risks and improve customer service,” said Beth Smith, General Manager, IBM Watson AI. “Regions Bank is focused on improving customer and associate relationships and Watson will help them continue to provide a great customer experience.”Marketing Technology News: PX Open Marketplace Surpasses 500 Publishers in its Exchange Regions Bank Taps IBM’s AI to Power Next Generation Customer Service PRNewswireApril 26, 2019, 5:44 pmJuly 16, 2019 Artificial Intelligencecustomer experienceIBMMarketing TechnologyNewsRegions Bank Previous ArticleLINK Mobility to Integrate With Oracle ResponsysNext ArticleNew Yotpo and Klaviyo Integration Propels Email Innovation and Revenues for D2C Brandslast_img read more

Percolate Announces Industryfirst Analytics Capabilities Powered by Domo

first_img Content Marketing PlatformDomoMarketing TechnologyNewsPercolatePercolate InsightsRandy Wootton Previous ArticleJOANN Stores Partners With Impact Analytics to Generate Immediate EBITDA Impact Through Promo OptimizationNext ArticleCopper Announces New CEO, Eyes International Markets & Expansion On the Heels of Announcing an Industry-First Developer Platform and Partner Program, Percolate Reveals Percolate Insights – Powered by Domo, an Analytics Solution That Harnesses the Power of Data for Marketing ExecutionPercolate, the leading enterprise Content Marketing Platform, announced a partnership with Domo – provider of the leading cloud-based operating system for business – and the relaunch of their analytics product as Percolate Insights – Powered by Domo.The new solution (available Q4 2019) will introduce a new caliber of reporting to the daily workflows of marketers at enterprise companies and enable marketers at all levels of the organization to make data-driven decisions. In addition, Percolate Insights delivers new operational and strategic metrics that open up new visibility into campaign strategy, marketing mix, and productivity.“All marketers today aspire to be more data-driven in their decision making, but in an enterprise there are many barriers to accessing and actioning insights,” says Randy Wootton, CEO of Percolate. “Percolate Insights puts the most powerful reporting tool in the hands of marketers–ensuring the data is contextual and relevant–so that marketers  can apply unique insights to the critical business decisions they make each and every day.”Marketing Technology News: Seven Tech Data Executives Named 2019 CRN “Women of the Channel”“Marketers are always seeking innovative ways to bring together the massive amounts of data from their marketing operations and to make real-time, strategic decisions with that information,” said Jon Shoff, vice president of Agency Sales and Partnerships at Domo. “Percolate Insights – Powered by Domo is an opportunity to provide a more powerful solution to marketers by giving them the power of collaboration and visibility paired with rich insights from their data.”Marketing Technology News: Vonage Wins 2019 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year AwardsPercolate is the leading Content Marketing Platform for the enterprise. Percolate offers solutions to introduce visibility into the marketing process, improve coordination of work, and effectively build marketing campaigns and content. The world’s largest brands — including Google, Cisco, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Bosch — use Percolate to create a coordinated customer experience, reduce production costs, and understand marketing impact.Marketing Technology News: Zendesk Unveils Next Generation of Conversational Messaging Experiences Percolate Announces Industry-first Analytics Capabilities Powered by Domo PRNewswireMay 24, 2019, 2:50 pmMay 24, 2019 last_img read more

Telefónica to Offer Google Cloud Solutions to Companies Around the World

first_imgThe agreement between the two companies will allow Telefónica to reinforce its multicloud offering to companies with the inclusion in its catalogue of Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, Google Cloud Interconnect and Chrome EnterpriseTelefónica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a broad portfolio of integrated communication solutions and digital services for the B2B market, has announced a strategic agreement with Google. This new agreement will help companies accelerate their transition to the cloud, reduce costs and advance the digital transformation of their businesses.Telefónica’s global multicloud value proposition already includes the most relevant public clouds in the market, and will be further strengthened by the addition of Google’s public cloud service. This new comprehensive service set aims to deliver customers an integrated solution which, when combined with security and communications, allows companies to enjoy a differential end-to-end experience. In addition, Telefónica’s multicloud portal enables companies to simplify the complexity of their hybrid cloud environments including public, local and private clouds, unifying them into a single, simple, secure and flexible management environment.Marketing Technology News: Oracle Collaborates with Top Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Members to Rethink Customer Data Platform MarketThe agreement announced today is global and builds on the local agreement signed by Telefónica Spain last year with Google for the marketing of G Suite. Google’s suite of collaboration and productivity applications allows companies to integrate in the cloud everything they need to create a virtual workplace that, when combined with Telefónica’s professional communications and telephony services, allows users to work securely from anywhere.The global framework of the agreement means, that going forward, in addition to G Suite, Telefónica will promote in all countries where it operates Google Cloud Platform public cloud services, the infrastructure interconnection solution Google Cloud Interconnect and Chrome Enterprise which includes the most relevant business tools companies require to work easily in the cloud.Marketing Technology News: Databricks Accelerates APJ Expansion Following $250 Million Funding RoundHugo de los Santos, Global B2B Director of Products and Services at Telefónica commented: “Our customers demand a complete multicloud offering that allows them to use the most appropriate products and services from each cloud. Those offered by Google Cloud also perfectly complement our cloud product portfolio and will help us improve our value proposition to companies by distinguishing themselves through their Artificial Intelligence and machine learning capabilities.”Sebastian Marotte, VP EMEA Partners & Alliances, Google Cloud, said: “The alliance between Google Cloud and Telefónica Business Solutions provides our clients with a simple, secure and open approach, allowing them to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud in the best way that meets their business needs.”Marketing Technology News: Blis Expands Into the Netherlands With First Hire B2B markegoogleHugo de los SantosMarketing TechnologyNewsSebastian MarotteTelefónica Business Solutions Previous ArticleBuddig Launches National Advertising Campaign “Lunchtime Anytime”Next ArticleSitecore Expands Functionality for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, on Salesforce AppExchange with Better Personalization and Segmentation Telefónica to Offer Google Cloud Solutions to Companies Around the World MTS Staff WriterJune 18, 2019, 9:45 pmJune 18, 2019 last_img read more

Like clockwork How daylight saving time stumps hospital record keeping

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 5 2018Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence whole genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle daylight saving time.One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or require cumbersome workarounds when clocks are set back for an hour, prompting many hospitals to opt for paper records for part of the night shift.And it happens every year.”It’s mind-boggling,” said Dr. Mark Friedberg, a senior physician policy researcher at RAND, adding that in 2018, “we expect electronics to handle something as simple as a time change. “Nobody is surprised by daylight savings time. They have years to prep. Only, surprise, it hasn’t been fixed.”Dr. Steven Stack, a past president of the American Medical Association, called the glitches “perplexing” and “unacceptable,” considering that hospitals spend millions of dollars on these systems, and Apple and Google seem to have dealt with seasonal time changes long ago. Epic was founded in 1979, but some hospitals have used these electronic systems longer than others.Carol Hawthorne-Johnson, an ICU nurse in California, said her hospital doesn’t shut down the Epic system during the fall time change. But she’s come to expect that the vitals she enters into the system from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. will be deleted when the clock falls back to 1 a.m. One hour’s worth of electronic record-keeping “is gone,” she said.Hospital staff have learned to deal with it by taking extra chart notes by hand, but it’s still a burden, she said, especially if vitals change, or a patient needs something like a blood transfusion.Although hospitals often avoid the software glitches by turning the software off and switching to paper charts, it’s far from ideal because hospitals have evolved to become increasingly reliant on electronic systems, said Stack, an emergency physician in Kentucky.”When [electronic medical records] work, it’s wonderful,” he said, but when the system is turned off, doctors can’t use it to access patient records or order tests. Whiteboards are a thing of the past, and some staff members aren’t as comfortable with paper records because they’ve relied on electronic records their entire careers.”It’s an hour where you’re flying sort of blind,” Friedberg said.The one-hour pause slows everything down, which can cause patients to spend more time in emergency department waiting rooms, prompting some to go home before seeing a health care provider. That’s dangerous, Stack said.Not all hospitals turn Epic off, however. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, providers who need to check patients periodically through the night use a workaround. They enter vitals at 1 a.m. and then when the clock falls back an hour later and they have to enter new vitals, they list them at 1:01 a.m. They leave a note that it’s an hour later, not a minute later. That’s how the Cleveland Clinic does it, too.Related Stories’Traffic light’ food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employeesIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyHome-based support network helps stroke patients adjust after hospital discharge”I don’t disagree with the sentiment that we would like health IT systems to be much more sophisticated,” said Dr. Peter Greene, Johns Hopkins chief medical information officer. But there are plenty of other problems he’d like to see fixed first. “This particular aspect is not one that has caused us a lot of trouble.”Other electronic medical records systems may require similar workarounds, said Jennifer Carpenter, vice president of IT clinical systems at University Hospitals in Cleveland, which uses several electronic medical records systems. Cerner, another major electronic medical records company, was unavailable for comment, but many hospitals plan for Cerner to be down during the time change, too.When asked to comment on the glitches and workarounds, Epic spokeswoman Meghan Roh provided the following statement:”Daylight savings time is inherently nuanced for healthcare organizations, which is why we work closely with customers to provide guidance on how to most effectively use their system to care for their patients during this time period. We’re constantly making improvements and looking for opportunities to enhance the system.”But Friedberg pointed out that hospitals are locked into their electronic medical record systems because they’ve invested so much money in them. And it would cost even more to convert and transfer the records into a new system. As a result, there’s little incentive for software companies to improve their products, he said.”I shudder to think … what does it do with leap years?” Friedberg wondered. This article was reprinted from khn.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.last_img read more

Longer pregnancies increase risk of stillbirths study reveals

first_imgCredit: Tatiana Vdb, Flickr Jul 3 2019The longer a pregnancy continues past 37 weeks gestation, the higher the risk of a stillbirth, according to a new meta-analysis published this week in PLOS Medicine by Shakila Thangaratinam of Queen Mary University of London, UK, and colleagues. Related StoriesScientists study immune molecules inside mycetoma grainsIncreasing awareness about visceral leishmaniasis could help reduce fatalities, disease transmissionNew computational modeling method predicts how gut microbes change over timeOf the 3000 babies stillborn every year in the UK, a third appeared healthy at 37 weeks. In the new work, researchers searched major electronic databases for studies on term pregnancies that included weekly numbers of stillbirths or neonatal deaths. Thirteen studies, providing data on 15 million pregnancies and 17,830 stillbirths, were identified and included in their analysis.The risk of stillbirth increased with gestational age from 0.11 stillbirths per 1000 pregnancies at 37 weeks (95% CI 0.07 to 0.15) to 3.18 stillbirths per 1000 pregnancies at 42 weeks (95% CI 1.84 to 4.35). From 40 to 41 weeks, there was a 64% increase in the risk of stillbirth. Neonatal mortality remained steady in babies born from 38 to 41 weeks, but was significantly higher for babies born at 42 weeks compared to 41 weeks (RR 1.87, 95% CI 1.07 to 2.86, p=0.012).“Any mother considering prolongation of pregnancy beyond 37 weeks should be informed of the additional small but significantly increased risks of stillbirths with advancing gestation,” the authors say. “There is a need to assess the acceptability of early delivery at term to parents and healthcare providers to avoid the small risk of stillbirth. Better stratification of apparently low risk women for complications using individualized prediction models could reduce the number of women who need to be delivered to avoid one additional stillbirth.” Source:PLOSJournal reference:Khalil, A. et al. (2019) Risks of stillbirth and neonatal death with advancing gestation at term: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies of 15 million pregnancies. PLOS Medicine. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002838.last_img read more

Whacking the mole how Australia scrambles to regulate Chinese technology

first_img This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. China’s Huawei, ZTE blocked from Australia’s 5G network Did you ever go to your local show as a child? Remember that infuriating game where to win you had to hit every mole which popped its head out of a hole? I imagine Australia’s government feels like it’s playing whack-a-mole in regulating Chinese information and communications technology right now. Explore further Citation: Whacking the mole: how Australia scrambles to regulate Chinese technology (2018, September 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-whacking-mole-australia-scrambles-chinese.htmlcenter_img Provided by The Conversation Where’s the next threat coming from? Whack it! Credit: www.shutterstock.com A clearer policy on regulating information and communications technology in the context of national security threats may help. Though in this version of the game, the stakes are rather higher than cheap toys at the local show. Last month, the Australian government effectively banned Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE from tendering for our national 5G network. This week, the ABC revealed a range of secure locations using surveillance equipment made by Chinese companies which are likely to be banned from providing such equipment to government in the US. One in particular, Hikvision (HIK), has very close links to the Chinese government—42% is owned by state-owned enterprises, and the company is associated with a technology lab inside China’s Ministry of Public Security.The ABC’s investigations showed surveillance equipment being used in a range of locations, from an Australian defence base in South Australia, to Sydney’s Central Station. Critical supply chainsAs a resource-driven economy, Australia is not used to being at the wrong end of critical supply chains. We are familiar with being at the base of the supply chain for critical infrastructure – producing the iron ore, rare earths and coal which make and fuel technology. But recent concerns around regulating the risk from Chinese information and communications technology (ICT) have revealed exactly how uncomfortable it is at the pointy end of this particular supply chain. It’s this user end of the supply chain that the US Department of Homeland Security says is especially vulnerable to foreign espionage. Chinese ICT companies are increasingly at the forefront of discussion about information security and cyber risk in Australia, following the strong US lead in this discussion. In the broader sense, discussions about the risk from Chinese ICT firms are similar to discussions about Chinese investment in critical infrastructure – ports, for example, or gas pipelines. We want to ensure the safety of national assets from the attentions of interests which may not be compatible with our own. But ICT is different. Four reasons ICT is differentFirst, the supply chain is murky. In the case of HIK, for example, its products are often rebadged and on-sold by third parties. And the problem is compounded when software is introduced into the mix. Who in government – state, federal or local – should be responsible for assuring the safety of these devices? Second, where should regulation end? Who is to say whether four components made by a Chinese company in a device make an item vulnerable, but two do not? Can a local council use a HIK camera but a state government must not? Whose job is it to check? Third, the private sector is directly implicated in ICT and cybersecurity more broadly. Purchasing decisions and cybersecurity practices at even the smallest private sector firm can have an impact on national security, especially given the increasing importance of internet-connected devices. Finally, Chinese ICT companies are often the cheapest suppliers of equipment (in part, perhaps, because – like HIK – they have been fuelled by huge Chinese government contracts). This means banning them as suppliers imposes a cost burden on government, the private sector and consumers. Time for actionUnlike the US, whose lead we tend to follow on these issues, Australia has no domestic ICT manufacturing industry and so – for us – there are no domestic winners from regulating purchasing decisions like this. Review of foreign investment in critical infrastructure has recently been upgraded. But ICT has unique and diverse needs. A security camera in Central Station is not the same as a port in Darwin. Government knows this: 2016’s Cyber Security Strategy outlined as one of its goals: “develop guidance for government agencies to consistently manage supply chain security risks for ICT equipment and services.”But the 2017 update on progress in implementing the strategy lists developing such guidance as “not scheduled to have commenced”. Perhaps it should have by now.last_img read more

Google Microsoft and Starbucks are some of the best places to work

first_img Facebook, Starbucks, Ernst & Young are among top U.S. companies for professional development Let’s face it, some jobs are just better than others. The best companies to work for are headed by effective leaders. They offer competitive salaries, opportunities for advancement, payroll bonuses, health insurance and other useful perks that enhance your quality of life outside the office.Which U.S. companies offer all that and more?The compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably.com ranked them by region using data collected from 10 million employee ratings and thousands of salary records.Highspot, a sales software platform, took the top spot in Seattle and Google beat out all the Silicon Valley and San Francisco companies. Hubspot, a software marketing service, was the best in the Boston area, according to workers.The software company Workfront leads the pack in the Salt Lake City area. The business process outsourcing firm TaskUs is the top company in the Los Angeles region. UiPath, an automation vendor, is the best company to work for in the New York area.Comparably asked workers questions in 20 culture categories including work-life balance, compensation, professional development and leadership.”What stands out is that these are the best companies across all those categories,” said Comparably’s CEO and founder Jason Nazar. The list is “breaking down how a company is performing to its workers, how happy people are with their pay, and what they think about their team members and managers.”Comparably organized the winners by region since most companies are vying for the best talent on a local level, according to Nazar. The list is also useful for workers who are seeking employment within a specific market “regardless of company size,” Nazar said.The winners range from startups with a few employees to Fortune 50 businesses with more than 500 staff members.”Employees are expecting the best of both worlds,” Nazar said. “They want earlier stage companies to offer the same benefits that they’d get at large-scale companies. At large companies, they want the flexibility and ownership that they’d get in smaller companies.” Explore further Best places to work in Seattle regionHighest ranked 1. Highspot (Seattle) 2. Edifecs (Bellevue, Washington) 3. T-Mobile (Bellevue, Washington) 4. Microsoft (Redmond, Washington) 5. Costco (Issaquah, Washington) 6. Akvelon (Bellevue, Washington) 7. Starbucks (Seattle) 8. Hiya (Seattle) 9. Karat (Seattle) 10. RealSelf (Seattle) 11. Shyft Technologies (Seattle) 12. Amazon (Seattle) 13. Zipwhip (Seattle) 14. Porch.com (Seattle) 15. Liquid Planner (Seattle)Best places to work in Los AngelesHighest ranked 1. TaskUs (Santa Monica, California) 2. PeerStreet(Los Angeles) 3. Acorns (Irvine, California) 4. Barry’s Bootcamp (Los Angeles) 5. Golden Hippo (Woodland Hills, California) 6. InvestCloud (West Hollywood, California) 7. Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, California) 8. Chrome River Technologies (Los Angeles) 9. Signal Sciences (Los Angeles) 10. SmartBug Media (Newport Beach, California) 11. FaceFirst (Los Angeles) 12. Seek Capital (Los Angeles) 13. Tinder (Los Angeles) 14. CornerStone On Demand (Santa Monica, California) 15. BQE Software (Torrance, California)Best places to work in Boston regionHighest ranked 1. HubSpot (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 2. Drift (Boston) 3. LogMeIn (Boston) 4. Drizly (Boston) 5. Dynatrace (Waltham, Massachusetts) 6. Celtra (Boston) 7. Notarize (Boston) 8. Jabra (Boston) 9. Acquia (Boston) 10. Buildium (Boston) 11. ConnectRN (Waltham, Massachusetts) 12. Pegasystems (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 13. ClearGov (Maynard, Massachusetts) 14. Liberty Mutual Insurance (Boston) 15. TaxJar (Woburn, Massachusetts)Best places to work in San Francisco/Silicon ValleyHighest ranked 1. Google (Mountain View, California) 2. Sitetracker (Palo Alto, California) 3. Salesforce (San Francisco) 4. Upgrade (San Francisco) 5. Nevro (Redwood City, California) 6. Sunrun (San Francisco) 7. Periscope Data (San Francisco) 8. Infrrd (San Jose, California) 9. Globant (San Francisco) 10. Intuit (Mountain View, California) 11. Sonder (San Francisco) 12. LinkedIn (Sunnyvale, California) 13. TripActions (Palo Alto, California) 14. Mixpanel (San Francisco) 15. Asana (San Francisco)Best places to work in New York regionHighest ranked 1. UiPath (New York) 2. CultureIQ (New York) 3. Greenhouse Software (New York) 4. Overtime (Brooklyn) 5. WhiteSource (New York) 6. International Flavors & Fragrances (New York) 7. ADP (Roseland, New Jersey) 8. Gartner (Stamford, Connecticut) 9. Wibbitz (New York) 10. Pipedrive (New York) 11. Next Caller (New York) 12. AdTheorent (New York) 13. Accenture (New York) 14. Mobilewalla (New York) 15. Rokt (New York)Best places to work in Salt Lake City regionHighest ranked 1. Workfront (Lehi, Utah) 2. Qualtrics (Provo, Utah) 3. Overstock.com (Midvale, Utah) 4. Divvy (Lehi, Utah) 5. Vivint Smart Home (Provo, Utah) 6. Disruptive Advertising, Inc. (Lindon, Utah) 7. BambooHR (Lindon, Utah) 8. Canopy Tax (Lehi, Utah) 9. Skipio(Lehi, Utah) 10. TravelPass Group (Lehi, Utah) 11. Lingotek (Lehi, Utah) 12. Simplus (Salt Lake City) 13. Boostability (Lehi, Utah) 14. Finicity (Murray, Utah) 15. Lift Credit (Provo, Utah)MethodologyComparably’s Best Companies list is derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees in each region who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com between March 8, 2018, and March 8, 2019. To qualify, large companies must have a minimum of 50 employee participants and small to mid-size companies must have a minimum of 15 employee participants. Winners were determined based on a series of over 50 structured workplace questions in core culture categories, including compensation, leadership, professional development, work-life balance, perks and benefits.center_img ©2019 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Google, Microsoft and Starbucks are some of the best places to work in the US, workers say (2019, March 29) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-google-microsoft-starbucks-workers.htmllast_img read more

Joey Barton charged with actual bodily harm after Barnsley incident

first_imgOn April 18, he tweeted: “With regards to the alleged incident on Saturday following our game against Barnsley, I emphatically deny all the allegations made.”Given this matter has not been formally closed, it would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment.”Barton, who had spells with Manchester City and Newcastle United during his playing career, guided Fleetwood to 11th in League One last season, his first in charge. Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has been charged with actual bodily harm following an incident at his side’s match against Barnsley at Oakwell in April. An SYP statement read: “On Saturday 13 April 2019, a man was left with facial injuries after an incident in the club tunnel around 5pm, following the conclusion of Barnsley’s match against Fleetwood Town.”Barnsley lodged a formal complaint to the English Football League and Football Association following the incident and assisted with police enquiries.MORE: Channel Seven’s coverage woes continue in Man Utd’s clash with LeedsBarton duly denied allegations he had assaulted Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel.center_img South Yorkshire Police (SYP) confirmed Barton, 36, has been bailed to appear before Barnsley Magistrates Court on October 9.last_img read more

Delhi govts presumption of powers over UT cadre wholly erroneous JaitleyDelhi govts

first_imgCOMMENTS COMMENT Delhi power tussle: A timeline Delhi power tussle: A big win for Kejriwal as SC says LG doesn’t have independent powers July 05, 2018 Arun Jaitley RELATED Published on politics SHARE New Delhi SHARE SHARE EMAIL Union minister Arun Jaitley today said the “presumption” of the Delhi government that the Supreme Court judgement has given it administrative powers over union territory (UT) cadre officers is “wholly erroneous”.Yesterday’s judgement of the apex court, he said, does not either add to the powers of the state government or the central government nor does it in any way dilute them. “It emphasises at the importance of elected state government, but Delhi being a union territory makes its powers subservient to the central government,” he said in a Facebook blog on the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Delhi government case.  Hours after the landmark judgement yesterday, the Delhi government introduced a new system for transfer and postings of bureaucrats, making Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal the approving authority. However, the services department refused to comply, saying the Supreme Court did not abolish the notification issued in 2016 which made the Ministry of Home Affairs the authority for transfers and postings.Favours noneThere are several issues which had directly not been commented upon, but by implication there is some indication of those issues, Jaitley said, adding that unless issues of importance are flagged, discussed and a specific opinion is rendered, “none can assume” that silence implies an opinion in favour of one or the other.There are two obvious indications, Jaitley said adding firstly that if Delhi has no police powers, it “cannot set up” investigative agency to investigate crimes as had been done in the past.“Secondly, the Supreme Court has held categorically that Delhi cannot compare itself at par with other States and, therefore, any presumption that the administration of the UT cadre of services has been decided in favour of the Delhi Government would be wholly erroneous,” said Jaitley, also an eminent lawyer.The judgement by a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, laid down broad parameters for the governance of the national capital, which has witnessed a bitter power tussle between the Centre and Delhi government since the Aam Aadmi Party government first came to power in 2014.‘Crystal clear’Jaitley also noted that Delhi is not a state and, therefore, there could be no assumption that powers which belong to state government also belongs to the elected government of the union territory. “It has been specifically held by the Supreme Court that it is crystal clear that by no stretch of imagination, NCT of Delhi can be accorded the status of a state under the present constitutional scheme and the status of the lieutenant governor is not that of a governor of a state, rather he remains an administrator, in a limited sense, working with the designation of lieutenant governor,” he said.The Council of Ministers being headed by the chief minister should be guided by values and prudence accepting the constitutional position that the NCT of Delhi is not a state, he said.The court, Jaitley added, has rightly observed that all the three institutions, the elected government, the LG and the central government must work in harmony keeping the interest of the people and the national capital in mind.Cooperation, operating in their respective constitutional space and not confrontation should be the objective, said the minister who is recuperating after a kidney transplant surgery.last_img read more

Bill in Lok Sabha to facilitate speedy eviction from govt residences

first_imgLok Sabha COMMENTS COMMENT government SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHAREcenter_img Published on In a bid to crackdown on unauthorised occupants of government residential accommodations, a bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday.The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 was introduced by Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri. The amendments will facilitate smooth and speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants from government residences and that would then be available for allotment to eligible persons on maturity of their turn in the waiting list.According to the government, the move will decrease the waiting time for availing the facility of residential accommodation.The proposed amendments would enable the estate officer to apply summary proceedings for evicting unauthorised occupants from residential accommodations and to levy damage charges for accommodation held during the period of litigation.The Centre has to evict unauthorised occupants from government accommodations under the provisions of the PPE Act, 1971. However, the eviction proceedings take unusually long time, thereby reducing the availability of government accommodations to new incumbents.Under the proposed bill, the estate officer will not be required to follow elaborate proceedings like serving notice, show cause, inquiry, rather he or she can initiate summary eviction proceedings. July 08, 2019 0last_img read more

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:00 IST “This introduction of bill is gross violation of Parliametary proceedings,” Jairam Ramesh said (File photo)Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Friday introduced a Bill in Rajya Sabha that proposes to allow the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) to bid out any new airport at a pre-determined tariff structure.However, as soon as Hardeep Singh Puri rose to introduce the Bill, Jairam Ramesh (Congress), said it should go to a Parliamentary Standing Committee first.”This introduction of the bill is a gross violation of Parliamentary proceedings,” Jairam Ramesh said, adding it should go to a standing committee.To this, Leader of the House Thawar Chand Gehlot said the discussion was not possible today.The Chair said it was only allowing Hardeep Singh Puri to introduce the Bill.The Cabinet on June 24 had approved the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority(Amendment), Bill.The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) is a regulator that has the powers to set the tariffs charged at airports.The amendment is proposed to allow the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) to bid out any new airport at a pre-determined tariff structure, sources had said.Currently, major airports with an annual capacity to handle one-and-a-half million passengers come under the purview of Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA).If the amendment is passed by Parliament, the definition of major airports would be changed to any aerodrome which has or is designated to have an annual passenger capacity of three-and-a-half million.The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) (Amendment) Bill was last approved by the Cabinet during the Modi government’s first tenure in December 2017.However, it could not be passed in last year’s Monsoon Session.As a new Lok Sabha has come in place now, the older bill has lapsed. Therefore, the Cabinet approved the bill again so that it can be re-introduced in Parliament for passage.ALSO READ | Union Budget: Infrastructure development for driving economic growthALSO READ | Govt introduces s bill in LS to amend AERA Act, change major airport definitionALSO WATCH | Delhi’s IGI Airport adjudged world’s best by Airports Council InternationalFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow AERAFollow Rajya SabhaFollow Jairam RameshFollow Hardeep Singh PuriFollow Airports Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Bill introduced in Rajya SabhaUnion Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Friday introduced a Bill in Rajya Sabha that proposes to allow the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) to bid out any new airport at a pre-determined tariff structure.advertisementlast_img read more