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first_img Comments are closed. Margaret Kubicek looks at how organisations can encourage their people topool ideas and informationOrganisations are good at assessing the training needs of their employees,but too often neglect the skills people already possess that could be sharedwith colleagues. This belief prompted people management consultancy learnpurple to incorporatea knowledge-sharing element into talent toolbox, its online review andappraisal service, says learnpurple’s managing director, Jane Sunley. “It’s not as though they’re asked, then made to share, they are askedwhat they would like to share,” says Sunley. “People actually like toteach others on the whole, but don”t like to be made to do it.” Contract catering business BaxterSmith introduced talent toolbox about ayear ago. It employs 600 people across 36 sites and each now has a trainingplan that fits in with the company”s overall training plan, says managingdirector Mike Smith. “It’s an opportunity for those being appraised to sayhow they could assist with the development and training of others in theorganisation,” he said. Central to BaxterSmith’s training plan is a “who-can-develop-whom”ethos, exemplified in an initiative that sprang from talent toolbox: the chefs’forum. The company’s 16 senior chefs hold meetings every other month where theyshare everything from purchasing and supply information to the latest menu andrecipe ideas. “No managers or directors sit in on that forum,” saysSmith. “The chefs feel they have a voice in our company.” This bottom-up approach engenders a sense of empowerment among employees,and keeps regional managers from getting ‘bogged down’ in T&D needs acrossmultiple sites, says Smith. The forum has now gained its own momentum, withchefs coming up with their own development ideas. While knowledge-sharing initiatives have obvious benefits, training managersoften face big challenges in keeping them active. Bayer Pharmaceuticals ran an online discussion forum last year followingimplementation of a global targeting process in sales. It aimed to identify andshare any common learning taking place across five countries to support the newprocess. Bayer is now putting together a best practice guide for targeting – apositive result despite a huge amount of effort, says training manager ClaireHutchins. “The process is quite hard in an organisation unused to any kind ofchatrooms or forums,” says Hutchins. “I think it can be hard to sellthe benefits of participating in a forum over and above e-mail.” Shepitched the project as an opportunity to learn new technology and learn frompeers. “We made sure their bosses knew they were participating,” sheadds, noting the importance of even small rewards for participation. Upfront preparation The forum was active for three weeks, a new question being posted each weekwith set deadlines for people to respond. Participants all knew each other, butthey still weren’t always forthcoming in posting their responses. “Becauseof its asynchronous nature, people tend to hold back and think someone elsewill go first.” An online discussion forum requires about the same amount of upfrontpreparation time as a face-to-face session, says Hutchins, but managers need toallow more time for clarification throughout, as well as simply phoning ande-mailing participants to remind them to take part. “It’s completely new and some people probably struggle to see its addedvalue. That’s not to say people aren’t willing and happy to take part, but oncethey’re into it, they may feel shy about asking or clarifying what you want ofthem,” says Hutchins. “Either they don’t respond at all, or don’trespond to their full potential. Or they may hold back because they don’t wantto respond first, then mirror their response to whoever went first.” For any kind of online learning initiatives to succeed, their managersshould be prepared to “drip feed them all the time,” says AndrewEttinger, director of learning resources at business school Ashridge.”There’s an inherent tension between wanting it to be completely free andmaking it very tight and focused and almost editing the flow because people canget turned off by a hundred different ideas flying all over the place.” Another factor concerns the culture of the organisation. Some take totechnology like ducks to water, but it can be much harder for others, says Ettinger,who believes many senior managers still struggle with anything beyond basice-mail. Top tips on sharing knowledge An online discussion forum can foster knowledge sharing amongcolleagues who work remotely. Bayer training manager Claire Hutchins shares hertop tips for success:– Identify a small, manageable group of up to six people, whopreferably have met face to face and worked or are currently working on acommon objective– Have a telephone discussion with participants to gain theirinterest and commitment to take part before discussions begin – Plan questions that will encourage the responses you arelooking for. Ambiguous questions can mislead participants and in an onlinesituation – unlike face to face –  thereis a time delay before you may realise this, and are able to refocus thediscussion– Dedicate time to encouraging participation, considering andreplying to each response– Summarise responses to show where the connections are betweenthe responses and to highlight the learning points– Recognise and reward employee participation Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Share optionsOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more


UK: New Commanding Officer at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose

first_img View post tag: air View post tag: station Captain Mark Garratt MA FCMI FRAeS Royal Navy has taken over as the Commanding Officer of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose from Captain Willie Entwisle OBE MVO who has moved on to a Job in London with the Ministry of Defence.Marking his final day in charge at HMS Seahawk, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Captain Willie Entwisle OBE MVO the outgoing Commanding Officer, said an emotional farewell to the Navy’s Cornish Air Base, in traditional Westcountry style.Engineers and Aircrew from squadrons across the base, as well as civilian supporting staff lined a route for his departure in a “Combine Harvester” around the Base and along the main runway.One of Captain Entwisle’s most memorable events during an exciting and eventful 18 months in charge was the Olympic torch arrival from Greece to RNAS Culdrose, and the inevitable Media opportunities accompanying the hosting of VIPs and celebrities involved at the start of the nationwide Olympic torch relay from Lands End.Additionally during 2012 he oversaw Culdrose Merlin and airborne early-warning Sea King helicopters deployed during the 2012 London Olympics and the resurfacing of runways at the Air Station.For all these achievements during the year, RNAS Culdrose was awarded the prestigious Bambara Flight Safety Trophy for 2012.Captain Entwisle said:“It’s been a great honour to have commanded RNAS Culdrose working with aviators, engineers and civilians.“Not everyone gets to run their own Royal Navy Air Station, I feel immensely proud to have done so.” New commanding offcer, Captain Mark Garratt, joined the Royal Navy in 1980 and after fleet training spent his early career as a bridge watch keeping officer and Fighter Controller in Type 42 Destroyers.Following basic helicopter training at RNAS Culdrose, he qualified as a Lynx pilot, serving in 829 and 815 Naval Air Squadrons as Flight Pilot in HM Ships Broadsword and Manchester and Flight Commander in HMS Alacrity.After a tour as a Qualified Helicopter Instructor in 702 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Portland, he commanded HMS Shetland, conducting UK Fisheries and Maritime Security patrols. He then moved to the staff of Flag Officer Naval Aviation as Aviation Standards Officer.After joint staff training, he was promoted to Commander, returning to FONA as Staff Operations Officer and then subsequently serving as Commander Air of RNAS Yeovilton before completing appointments in the Ministry of Defence and the Operations Division of the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood.Promoted to Captain in 2007, he served in Navy Command HQ in Portsmouth and was responsible for the generation of the Royal Navy’s amphibious forces. He then attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2011.Prior to assuming command of RNAS Culdrose, he served in the Ministry of Defence as a Deputy Director responsible for delivering a number of key aviation programmes.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 26, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: New Commanding Officer at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose View post tag: New View post tag: Defence View post tag: Culdrose View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topiccenter_img April 26, 2013 UK: New Commanding Officer at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose View post tag: Royal View post tag: Navy View post tag: Officer Training & Education View post tag: Commanding Share this articlelast_img read more


Bakery supplier bounces back

first_imgNorth-east bakery supplier Tindale & Stanton says it is back to full strength, expanding its new product development facilities and looking at new lines, two years after a fire destroyed its factory.The fire meant that the company lost 25% of its business overnight. “We had to adapt to survive,” said MD Peter Frankland. “We bought a bakery in Gateshead, which helped us to fulfil our commitments. We’ve been through a tremendous crisis and it has taken enormous team spirit to get us back.”Tindale & Stanton’s range of savoury products – both Tindale & Stanton brand and own-label – are sold mainly to the supermarkets, while a 49-strong fleet of vans supplies savouries, craft bakery breads, bread rolls and confectionery to sandwich shops, take-aways and caterers across the north-east.last_img read more


Watch Everyone Orchestra Live Jam The Election Results With “Soundtrack To History”

first_imgElection Day has now come and is almost (finally) gone. Awaiting the results of the future of America takes a certain kind of patience, one that requires absolute understanding of the present moment. It’s a tough time, but music heals. Right?Right now, Brooklyn Bowl is hosting a very special “Soundtrack to History” performance by the Everyone Orchestra, featuring a who’s who of jam icons that will be musically interpreting the election results in real time. The results and the mood of the crowd will be used as a muse for improvisation that is unlike any show that has come before it. To make things easy for everyone, the event is also being streamed for free via nugs.tv at 8pm.Matt Butler will of course conduct the band, with Steve Kimock, Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Vinnie Amico of moe., Jay Jennings and Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy, Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic, Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band, former The Motet frontman Jans Ingber, Marco Benevento and Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle on the impressive bill. Several unannounced special guests are also slated to make an appearance as well.Sounds like an amazing way to spend election night! Stream the concert for free in the video below:This event is presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company in conjunction with HeadCount. May the best (wo)man win.last_img read more


Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns: Cherokee, N.C.

first_imgOne of the several gateway communities of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee is the ideal launch pad for adventure in the Smokies.Public lands in the area include the Nantahala National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the largest protected area in Appalachia, with more bears per square mile than any other spot in the country. Mingus Mill and the Mountain Farm Museum are located at the Smokies visitor center near Cherokee.Cherokee also provides easy access to both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail, often serving as a waypoint for trail weary thru-hikers. Flowing right through town is the Ocunaluftee River, popular for tubing and fishing, and just down the road is the Nantahala River, with class III-IV whitewater, and Tsali Recreation Area, a world-class mountain biking destination.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? Tsali was the renegade Cherokee leader who fought back against the military roundups of Native Americans who were forcible marched on the Trail of Tears.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more


Brentwood Man Trained 45 Roosters to Fight, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brentwood man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly training roosters to fight after Suffolk County police said investigators seized 45 of the birds from the suspect’s home.When authorities executed a search warrant at Reynaldo Bonilla’s house on 4th Street at 6 a.m., police said they also found cocaine, marijuana and evidence that the roosters were being trained for fighting.The 37-year-old suspect was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana and training an animal to fight, a felony.The Suffolk County SPCA, which joined police in the raid, removed the roosters from the property, authorities said.Bonilla is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img read more


First things first

first_imgWe measure so many things.Risks. Delinquencies. Hold times. ROA. Staff turnover. Assets.Take a look at any of those things. Your ROA may be .89.  Your assets may be $573 million. Your telephone hold time may be 37 seconds.Is that good or bad?How would I know?But hopefully, you know whether those are good or bad.  Quite often, though, the people I talk to do not.Where am I going with this? Ask Seth Godin. In a recent post, he argues that data in a vacuum is no way to say whether something is good or bad. For Seth, it all comes down to alignment.Customer service is difficult, expensive and unpredictable. But it’s a mistake to assume that any particular example is automatically either good or bad. A company might spend almost nothing on customer service but still succeed in reaching its goals. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Activating Maslow’s Hierarchy in the people pandemic through vulnerable collaboration

first_imgLevel #3: Love & Belonging Encourage employees to pursue professional development and issues they care about in the community.Become an entrenched part of the community, supporting what locals care about.Train intensely on member care – make it a part of the fabric of your very being.Build a brand based on trust, integrity and purpose. (Did you know that 91% of financial service consumers will change brands to one that is purpose-driven with similar price and quality?)Implement a DEI program to align board, executive, and staff diversity to your field of membership for more significant impact and authentic growth. Download the Underground DIVERSITY WORKBOOK to get started.Serve more than the traditionally underserved markets. Reach out to all people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ population and young or emerging leaders to demonstrate a commitment to their socio-economic advancement. (Did you know the Latino market has a reach of more than 40 million that are vastly untapped, or that 73% of the LGBTQ population live in states that don’t prohibit credit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity?) Support community prevention and response training, including gun safety training, domestic violence and social disaster preparation.Expand your post-event employee assistance program to members and actively provide member security training (including tech security and active shooter training).Analyze member data to see when credit migration indicates an anomaly or issue and proactively find ways to support the member (especially as it may relate to mental health).Recognize that mental health and its impact on members’ finances can be life-changing; therefore, provide resources (including financial counseling) to mental health facilities and causes.Support the mental health needs of your employees, especially in light of the recent pandemic. (Did you know that before the coronavirus, nearly 1 in 5 adults reported having mental illness over the past year? Sadly, that number is expected to increase in 2020. Most recently, 45% of adults in the United States reported that their mental health had been negatively affect due to worry and stress over coronavirus.) Align your credit union with post-event support movements, like #VegasStrong following the mass shooting.Create a publicly accessible community check-in board, digital and physical so that members can check in on family and friends. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Susan Mitchell Susan Mitchell is a passionate believer in making a difference! As the CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates, a consulting firm that has provided over 5,000 credit unions innovative … Web: www.mitchellstankovic.com Details Serve as a resource to other organizations and businesses, and collaborate for greater reach, potentially organizing a network you host.Be a pillar of the community, supporting the organizations your field of membership cares about most and networking to build trust, comfort, and awareness of your brand.Promote “memberization” by buying a bank – you’ll expand market reach, increase business services and invite all to participate in the credit union difference. (Did you know that buying a bank may be easier than merging with one?)Your ultimate goal is to elevate members and employees through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to achieve self-actualization. That’s where real member growth, loyalty and gratification live.As we navigate uncharted waters, through vulnerable collaboration, we continue to learn what matters most to our members. Take careful note of these needs to demonstrate that you are listening and supporting the causes and concerns they care about. We must provide solutions to members’ financial and human needs, which means we may need to move faster and take more risks. It’s more than just being a fast follower – vulnerable collaboration is about listening with empathy and being aggressively optimistic and prepared to take action.It’s time to #STANDUP and make a difference! Level #2: Safety Needs Levels 4 & 5: Esteem & Self-Actualization Collaborate with community organizations and churches, to build trust and provide resources, including financial counseling.Serve as a resource to organizations that provide support to those seeking jobs, food banks, and other groups.Work with local builders and government organizations to build and finance affordable housing. (Did you know 552,830 Americans experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018? That’s 1 out of every 10,000 Americans!)Dedicate a significant amount of money to help people who need a second chance or are underserved. Limit your risk and maximize your reach, such as offering $500 loans.Tell your credit union’s story on social media and other media outlets to generate greater awareness and understanding of your credit union and our industry in general. We are living and trying to survive during a true PEOPLE PANDEMIC. Coronavirus isn’t just a virus or health issue; it is a time of total disruption and uncertainty for everyone, locally and globally. Life has transitioned back to our core needs – hygiene, food, and shelter among the most basic. And we’ve learned that something as common as a roll of toilet paper can become a “hot commodity.” It’s during these times that we intuitively reach out to help.During the Underground Collision at the Hay Adams in Washington, DC, we challenged the thought leaders in the room to employ Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to cultivate ideas for better connecting their membership (both current and future) to the credit union movement in a real and personal way. We didn’t realize that just a couple weeks later, the coronavirus pandemic would have such an impact on humanity – each person we serve and us!As we work our way through this crisis, we know people who were once secure are now fighting for their lives. Consider all the changes we’ve experienced over the past eight weeks. Hundreds of thousands of people are sick or in need of critical care. Nonessential businesses are closed, leaving thousands of family providers without jobs. We must physically distance ourselves from family and friends, which is isolating and lonely – almost too much for some. All schools are closed, causing students and teachers to engage in online learning (some for the first time), graduations canceled, and sporting events suspended or canceled. Zoom is now our lifeline for everyday interactions with others. In the era of the coronavirus, front-line and first responders include those who provide us with food, medicine and water for simple survival.Unfortunately, the grimness of our situation doesn’t stop there. Currently, 75% of Americans have less than $400 in savings, and more than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment. Families are struggling to put food on the table. Add that to the fact that many more people are required to work from home, limiting their ability to maintain a proper work-life balance. The uncertainty of all that’s happening and not happening around us has led many to increased anxiety and other mental illness issues.These are extraordinary times. Credit unions all over the country have scrambled to provide Americans with the essential financial services needed to survive. Most have digitally transformed their organizations and workforce to meet the ever-changing needs of members. And above all else, credit union employees are being asked to risk their safety as front-line, essential service providers.As we move forward, we must ensure we learn from these experiences, make adjustments where needed, and continue to plan for the future. Our focus must continue to be on meeting member needs, and that’s where we need to adapt, not just in light of the coronavirus, but for the prosperity of all.Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Credit UnionsMost credit unions likely have “meet member needs” in some form within your mission or vision statement. By and large, credit unions are focused on helping meet the general financial needs of members, but we believe we need to dig deeper. When we consider members’ needs, especially in light of our current circumstances, we’re referencing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.Have you ever asked yourself, “How is our credit union meeting the most basic human needs for our members and employees?” Take for example, shelter. Start with your employees. Do they have shelter that is safe? Consider your members and take interest in their life situation. There are ways to help with grants, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), and other resources to support them during this time of real disruption.Our conversation on meeting basic human needs has become more relevant in light of our current circumstances with the coronavirus. Consider how you’re now reaching out to help members deal with the effects of this pandemic. What lessons are you learning today that you can apply to future action plans for other causes and concerns?To respond with empathy to the basic needs of your members takes preparation, insight and collaboration with others. Our goal is to help credit unions recognize that while we cannot be all things to all people, we can be unique for those who need us the most – and that matters more than anything else we do.This is the essence of vulnerable collaboration, which we’ll dive more deeply into next time. Think about what that might mean for you, because, if there’s any light in this tunnel, it’s that the coronavirus has been a great equalizer among us as we all scrimp for many of the same basic necessities. Getting a handle on those feelings and needs collectively and individually will help us all out of the tunnel.Defining Vulnerable Collaboration for Credit Unions to Meet Human NeedsCrisis is the mother of invention. We must get creative to meet the needs of members and employees. This is where we see the power of credit unions’ collaborative, not-for-profit nature – the original social network. We can be collaborative, but what is this concept of vulnerable collaboration? As I wrote in my last post, to varying degrees, the coronavirus has been a great equalizer among humans. And, when you engage in vulnerable collaboration, you create deeper connections with others that can lead to increased productivity and cohesiveness among collaborators, be they colleagues or family.VULNERABLE COLLABORATIONSo, let’s take the example of providing shelter for all in your community. The task may seem overwhelming, but there’s always somewhere to start. Maybe you begin with a gritty, RAW discussion within your team, share your concerns, and ask people to be open and honest about their experiences or people they know. You may uncover problems that you didn’t realize are occurring among the people you work with every day, and you may want to address those first. Then look outward. Is there a community organization or church you can collaborate with to provide resources, including financial counseling?You may fail or get knocked around a little by your board, members, or even colleagues in your efforts, but when you’re focused on meeting basic human needs, you cannot fail. And the collaborative relationships you’ve built will allow you to respond faster to crises and fulfill member needs right when they need it. Consider these examples of vulnerable collaboration in action during the pandemic:Vancity Credit Union set up a Unity Term Deposit™ program, which takes savings invested by members and turns them into loans to support people and businesses struggling due to coronavirus. Additionally, they joined forces with other groups to develop a Community Response Fund (committing more than $1 million to the more than $3 million fund) to deploy essential relief to those needing help in their community.The Michigan Credit Union League and member credit unions implemented a series of radio and TV ads, as well as digital media, designed to reinforce the credit union philosophy of people helping people, and promoting the unique help credit unions can provide during the coronavirus pandemic.Ultimately, your goal is to help members move up Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, to become self-actualized. What is it you need to consider as you look at your credit union’s relationship to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with your employees and members in mind? Here are some ideas from thought leaders at our recent Underground Collision discussion:Level #1: Physiological Needslast_img read more


PDC Winter Series: Michael Smith beats Jose De Sousa to clinch second successive title | Darts News

first_imgHaving ended a run of 10 consecutive final defeats on Tuesday, Michael Smith made it back-to-back titles as he came from 4-1 down to beat Jose De Sousa 8-7 on Day Two of the Winter Series.A thrilling day of darts saw Smith double up on his first ProTour title in two years on Day One, while Andy Hamilton and Rowby-John Rodriguez both threw nine-darters.De Sousa built himself a 4-1 advantage in the final with legs of 11,13 and 11 before Bully Boy drew level and eventually edged it by taking out double 10 in a decider after the pair had found themselves level at 7-7. PDC Winter Series – Winners – Advertisement – World Darts ChampionshipTBC WednesdayMichael Smith 8-7 Jose De Sousa PDC Calendar – remaining events – Advertisement – Quarter-FinalsMichael Smith 6-1 Gabriel ClemensVincent van der Voort 6-0 Darius LabanauskasJoe Cullen 6-3 Brendan DolanJose De Sousa 6-5 Jeffrey de ZwaanSemi-FinalsMichael Smith 7-3 Vincent van der VoortJose De Sousa 7-2 Joe CullenFinalMichael Smith 8-7 Jose De SousaNon-stop darts as truncated season comes to a closeOver the next four weeks, a relentless schedule will close the PDC and finalise the field for this year’s World Championships which remain scheduled for Alexandra Palace in mid-December.The final five days of Pro Tour action continue on Wednesday with Grand Slam places still up for grabs as well as the last chance for many to secure their Tour card for next season. You can follow the Grand Slam action on Sky Sports with all nine days from Coventry getting underway on Monday, November 16. Players Championship FinalsNovember 27-29 – Advertisement – Listen to the Darts Show podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxFollowing the Grand Slam, the tungsten stays at the Ricoh Arena with three days of Players Championship Finals action and then the final qualifier for the World Championship.Sky Sports Darts will keep you across all the action as the season reaches its climax. As well as all the action, The Darts Show podcast will catch up with all the players, discuss the talking points and get expert opinion from former world no 1 Colin Lloyd.Follow the action from the Grand Slam with all nine days covered on Sky Sports Arena – and if you are out and about updates via our live blogs and @SkySportsDarts for regular updates Friday Saturday After ending a two-year wait for a PDC title by beating Jermaine Wattimena on day one, Michael Smith made it two in a row on day two center_img “I’m going to echo what I said yesterday, it’s the confidence and belief in myself and finally winning that title yesterday the pressure was off,” Smith told the PDC after the final. “I didn’t do too much wrong today, I was checking finishes where I needed to.“He (De Sousa) is a classy classy player and he showed that in the match. I was 4-1 down and I turned round and looked at a picture of my kids and thought ‘you know what, I played him yesterday and was 3-1 down and I managed to reel off consecutive legs and go 5-3 up or 6-3 up’ so I just thought, ‘he’s going to give you a chance, just make sure you take it’.“I’m just overjoyed and over the moon at the minute.” PDPA World Championship qualifierNovember 30 Smith began the day with a 6-3 win over Derk Telnekes before averaging 106.1 to see off Matthew Dennant 6-1 followed by 106.8 against Damon Heta.The 30-year-old overcame Dirk van Duijvenbode in the last 16 and then Gabriel Clemens, who had averaged an incredible 109 throughout the day after posting a 112 average on two occasions, before making light work of Vincent Van der Voort with a 7-3 victory.De Sousa’s route to the final saw him beat Jason Lowe, Adam Hunt, Bradle109y Brooks and Danny Noppert in the early rounds, before ousting Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-5 and averaging 110 in a 7-2 win over Joe Cullen to set up a clash with Smith.It was meanwhile a day to remember for Hamilton as he ended a seven-year wait for a perfect leg in PDC darts, the 53-year-old registering his nine-darter against Christian Bunse. One became two in the space of 10 minutes as Austria’s Rodriguez followed suit against Boris Krcmar. Michael Smith clinches second successive Pro Tour title on day two of Winter Series as he comes from behind to beat Jose De Sousa after overcoming the likes of Dirk van Duijvenbode and Gabriel Clemens, the latter of whom had averaged 109 across the day Last Updated: 11/11/20 10:16pm Winter SeriesNovember 10-14 Thursday TuesdayMichael Smith 8-6 Jermaine Wattimena Grand Slam of DartsNovember 16-24 After ending a two-year wait for a PDC title by beating Jermaine Wattimena on day one, Michael Smith made it two in a row on day two
After ending a two-year wait for a PDC title by beating Jermaine Wattimena on day one, Michael Smith made it two in a row on day two


BKPM suspends face-to-face licensing services to contain COVID-19 spread

first_imgRead also: Indonesia pledges to safeguard investments as Covid-19 fears growBank Indonesia and the Financial Services Authority (OJK) have asked most of their employees to work from home and have suspended direct services while encouraging the public and stakeholders to use their online and call center services.The Finance Ministry’s Taxation Directorate General has also suspended direct face-to-face services and is advising all taxpayers to use its online services to file their annual tax returns (SPTs). It also extended the deadline for tax returns from March 31 to April 30 “to provide certainty to individual taxpayers”, it said in a statement on Sunday. The pneumonia-like illness had infected 134 people in Indonesia with five fatalities recorded as of Monday.Topics : Read also: Bank Indonesia, OJK limit direct services as social distancing measure to contain virusInvestors can still use BKPM’s online services, contact its call center and send license proposals through postal services, the statement read.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called on Sunday for all citizens to practice what epidemiologists call social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country. “Under the current circumstances, it’s time for us to work from home, study from home and worship at home,” Jokowi said at a press conference at Bogor Palace in West Java on Sunday. “It’s time for us to work together, to help each other, to unite and cooperate. We want this to be a community movement, so that the COVID-19 problem can be addressed to the fullest.” The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) will temporarily close its One-Stop Integrated Service (PTSP) licensing outlets to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.BKPM head Bahlil Lahadalia explained that the agency would suspend its face-to-face services from March 17 until March 31. “We are doing this […] to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It’s only for two weeks,” Bahlil said in a press statement on Monday.last_img read more