Axa to introduce global parental leave policy

first_imgInsurance organisation Axa is to introduce a global parental leave policy for its 166,000 employees across 64 countries.The policy will enable employees who are the primary parent to take 16 weeks of fully paid leave, and co-parents will receive four weeks of fully paid leave.Where local laws or current benefits extend beyond the new policy, the greater benefit will continue to apply.In the UK, the new global policy increases the current paid leave entitlement by one week for primary parents and by three weeks for co-parents.The primary parent is deemed the parent that will take primary responsibility for welcoming a child into the family, while the co-parent is defined as the parent that takes responsibility for welcoming the child into the family but who will not take the primary parent leave. In cases involving the pregnancy of an employee or their partner, the pregnant woman is automatically considered the primary parent and the person who is not pregnant is automatically the co-parent.The policy applies to all staff across the 64 countries in which the organisation operates, including same-sex couples, adoptive and single parents. It will come into effect on 1 January 2017.The organisation is implementing the policy to ensure it provides a diverse and inclusive working environment for its employees, with the aim of being a preferred employer in its sector.In addition to the paid leave policy, Axa will continue to offer support for working families, including flexible-working options, private rooms for breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, extra days of leave to care for sick children, and links to local childcare.Thomas Buberl (pictured), chief executive officer at Axa, said: “At Axa, we have a global culture which supports our employees and allows them to have fulfilling professional and personal lives. Our values demand that all our employees are respected and their individual differences are celebrated. This first global policy will give all our employees, wherever they work in the world, the ability to enjoy the most precious time with the new additions to their families secure in the knowledge that Axa will support them.”Lucinda Charles-Jones, human resources director at Axa UK, added: “This policy will enhance and standardise what we offer to employees across the group and around the world. In the UK, the benefits offered, particularly relating to co-parental leave, ensure Axa is one of the leaders in the sector. We recognise that parental support is an important cornerstone of any employment offer and a significant competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best talent.”last_img read more

Man shot in car in Miami Gardens

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – An investigation is underway after a man was shot in Miami Gardens, Sunday.The man took a bullet while in his car near Northwest 183rd Street and Second Avenue.Bullet holes now riddle the car and a nearby business.Miami Gardens Police are now searching for the gunman.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Army to Apply New Technologies to Improve Quality of Life

first_imgThe Army is starting to take advantage of emerging technologies to improve the quality of life for soldiers, military families and civilian workers, officials said at a recent Association of the U.S. Army forum. To reduce waits by vehicles trying to enter installations, for example, the Army is considering using facial recognition technology rather than relying on a gate guard to check a common access card or having a machine scan the card, said Richard Kidd IV, deputy assistant secretary for strategic integration.Greater use of sensors will enhance facility management, said Lt. Gen. Gwendolyn Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management. Sensors will be able to detect when a facility or system needs attention, or when the building temperature needs to be adjusted. Big data analytics, robots and artificial intelligence also will find applications at installations, reported the Army News Service.Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Volvo Trucks electric and autonomous Vera gets its first job

first_img Share your voice The Iron Knight is the coolest Volvo you’ll never be able to buy Now playing: Watch this: Tags 2020 Volvo XC90 first drive: An improvement worth subscribing to 3:01 More From Roadshow Volvo Trucks has been working on a self-driving platform that could be used in drayage. Drayage is the industry term for short-haul trucking, typically from a ship to a rail hub or a nearby warehouse.The project is called Vera, and it’s essentially a brain, some motors, batteries and no provision for a human driver. It’s a little odd-looking, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting a job in Volvo’s home town of Gothenburg, which the company announced on Thursday.These drayage drives are repetitive and short, making them ideal for today’s autonomous vehicle technology that still has trouble dealing with the kind of complexity that most average consumers would see on, say, a drive to work.Enlarge ImageVolvo’s Vera will save tons of money and pollution by taking both combustion engines and human drivers out of the equation for short-haul trucking. Volvo Trucks Volvo’s electric Vera is then ideally situated to make its trip from a logistics center to the port at Gothenburg over and over again with minimal human interaction while also significantly reducing the environmental impact of the shipping process.Cool, right?”Now we have the opportunity to implement Vera in an ideal setting and further develop her potential for other similar operations,” says Mikael Karlsson, vice president of autonomous solutions at Volvo Trucks.The pilot program will use several Vera trucks that will be monitored remotely from a control tower to make sure that they don’t do anything untoward while on the road. Having multiple vehicles means that they can be swapped in and out as they need to be charged.Volvo Trucks doesn’t have an official start date for Vera yet, but it’s likely that there needs to be a bit more development and ironing out of kinks before it can hit the roads. Autonomous Vehicles Electric Cars Truckscenter_img 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact 12 Photos 0 Post a comment Volvo’s new self-driving truck teams up to fight inefficiency 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Volvolast_img read more

YWCA Presents 25th Annual Women of Achievement Awards

first_imgTonight in Anchorage the YWCA will present the 25th annual Women of Achievement award to 10 Alaskan women who have helped others. Some as well known news makers and others, who have quietly gone about the tasks of improving the lives of those around them, without much attention. Hilary Morgan is the YWCA’s CEO. She says the women’s advocacy organization has a theme for this year’s event of honoring the past, inspiring the future.Download Audiolast_img

Massive fire at Churchill Chamber building in Mumbais Colaba

first_imgChurchill Chamber building fireTwitterA major fire broke out at the Churchill Chamber building near Mumbai’s Taj Mahal hotel on Merryweather Road at Colaba, on Sunday, July 21.Several people are trapped inside the building and nearly seven of them have been rescued. The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained. Four fire engines have been rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway.last_img

Is Jeet Thayil all set for another feather in his cap

first_imgIt’s that time of the year again. Commonwealth Book and Short Story Prizes has announced it’s 21 shortlisted authors. Six Indian writers feature in the shortlist for the 2013 Commonwealth. And not surprisingly, Jeet Thayil has stormed in with his  much talked about Narcopolis.Apart from Thayil, Jerry Pinto (Em and the Big Hoom), Nilanjana Roy (The Wildings), Mishi Saran (The Other Side of Light) and Farhad Sorabjee (God on Every Wind).For the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Anushka Jasraj’s Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Notes from the Ruins is among the 19 works shortlisted.The Commonwealth Book Prize is awarded for the best first novel, and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the best piece of unpublished short fiction.Political, religious and social conflict runs through many of this year’s shortlisted entries, but there are also humorous stories, stories of hope, and stories full of imagination and power.The entries from 54 countries are judged within the five regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific, each of which will produce a regional winner for the two prizes. These will be announced on 14 May. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe final winners will be announced at the Hay Festival on 31 May.Commenting on the shortlisted entries, chair of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, BBC journalist Razia Iqbal, said, ‘People often assume short stories are easier to write because they’re, well, short! But it takes a particular skill to establish mood, character and tone in quick strokes, and tell a story which leaves a lasting impression. These stories open windows on worlds which seem familiar but, through fiction, which is tightly written, reflect those worlds, in richer and more surprising colours.’ Chair of the Commonwealth Book Prize, Godfrey Smith, said, ‘Our five judges did an admirable job of shortlisting from a bountiful harvest of debut novels, based on originality, linguistic flair, depth, quality of writing and freshness of tone. A number of books boldly pushed the boundaries of form and explosively rebelled against the conventional structures of fiction-writing, inspiring lively and passionate debates among the judges.’last_img read more

France puts 24 climate activists under house arrest ahead of UN talks

first_imgRelated posts:France bans Paris climate rallies due to security concerns With COP21 talks in Paris moving forward after attacks, Latin America climate-change policies remain unclear A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica Latin America hands climate bill to rich world at summit PARIS – French authorities have placed 24 activists under house arrest ahead of majorU.N. climate warming talks starting near Paris next week, using the state of emergency powers declared after the Paris attacks.The Interior Ministry said Friday the measures had been taken to prevent the activists from demonstrating ahead of the COP21 conference, but their lawyers and Amnesty International accused the government of abusing the state of emergency.Three of those concerned, who are in their late 20s, are suspected of belonging to the “radical opposition movement,” according to information obtained by AFP.They are banned from leaving their hometown in western France without special police permission, they must report to a local police station three times a day and remain at their homes between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. until Dec. 12, the day after the talks are due to end.The Interior Ministry says the three individuals have caused “serious disturbances to public order” in the past.The activists’ lawyer, Marie Dose, said the state of emergency was being “misused” in their cases.“This is an attack on the right to demonstrate,” she said.Recommended: Costa Rica climate avenger Christiana Figueres takes questions on Reddit Police officers stand beside riot vehicles during a raid in Le Pre Saint-Gervais, northeast of Paris, on Nov. 27, 2015. Laurent Emmanuel/AFPIn the wake of the bloody jihadist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people on Nov. 13, the government banned all public demonstrations linked to COP21.Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said the residency measures were “based on well-documented records” and those subject to them could appeal through the courts. But he denied that the state was overstepping its limits.“The state of emergency does not negate the rule of law,” he told AFP.Stephan Oberreit, head of Amnesty International France, said the measures taken by the government were “disproportionate.”“The systematic banning of all meetings linked to COP21 deprives critical voices of an essential outlet to express themselves,” he said in a statement.France’s Human Rights League (LDH) on Thursday condemned the decision to place Joel Domenjoud, a member of the legal team for the coalition of protest groups, under house arrest.U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s Xi Jinping are among more than 140 world leaders due to attend the talks, held in a heavily secured purpose-built conference centre complex at Le Bourget outside the French capital.Negotiators will try to forge a deal to cap average global warming at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Fed Removes Patient Pledge after FOMC Meeting

first_img The Fed dropped its “patient” pledge in a statement released today following two days of committee meetings. Despite removing the “patient” policy, the Federal Open Market Committee remained steady on the belief that interest rates will not increase by their April meeting. Fed Chair Janet Yellen emphasized in a press conference following the meeting, the removal of the pledge doesn’t mean Fed rates will increase by June.“Today’s modification of the forward guidance should not be read as indicating that the Committee has decided on the timing of the initial increase in the target range for the Federal funds rate,” she said. “In particular, this change does not mean that an increase will necessarily occur in June, although we can’t rule that out.”Experts predicted the Fed would drop the patient language after this meeting, which many thought to be a sign rates could be increased by as early as June. The Fed however made it clear that a change in language does not mean they are ready for the hike. The Fed’s forecasts today contained a shallower path for interest rates going forward. Instead of increasing rates at 0.25 percent at every meeting, the median interest rate estimate from the Fed calls for only 7 increases over the course of the next 14 meetings. While low unemployment and strong job growth indicate the economy is improving, a decline in inflation remains one of the major reasons why the Fed believes the market is still not ready for the increase.“The Committee currently anticipates that, even after employment and inflation are near mandate-consistent levels, economic conditions may, for some time, warrant keeping the target federal funds rate below levels the Committee views as normal in the longer run,” the Fed statement said.The committee said it would take a balanced approach whenever it decides to the remove the current policy, emphasizing long term goals and 2 percent inflation must be met before the decision. In order to maintain accommodative financial conditions, the Fed said it will continue the policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction. Currently, only two of the 17 Fed officials think the increase will not happen this year.The Fed failed to provide any clear cut answer on any plan of action regarding policy. Yellen said the Fed could not provide certainty on their plans because data can’t be predicted and the economy will continue to evolve. “We can’t provide certainty and shouldn’t provide certainty because economic developments are uncertain,” she said. According to Yellen, the Fed forecasts are designed to be forward-looking, and that’s why most officials expect to tighten policy “sometime this year,”“We don’t want to be premature in tightening policy and aborting a recovery that we have worked long and hard to proceed as far as it has, we also don’t want to be behind the curve and beginning to tighten given those lags,” Yellen said. FOMC Interest rates Janet Yellen the fed 2015-03-18 Samantha Guzman in Daily Dose, Featured, Government Sharecenter_img March 18, 2015 435 Views Fed Removes ‘Patient’ Pledge after FOMC Meetinglast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact LISTEN: Dave Pasch, NFL and college football analyst “That’s the reason why how you draft in rounds 3-7 are so important. You’ve got to get players who can step in and play that first year,” Pasch said Tuesday on the Doug and Wolf show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM . “Guys like (third-round pick) Kareem Martin and (fifth-round pick) Ed Stinson — obviously you’ve got veterans, too, like Frostee Rucker — but Stinson and Kareem Martin, it’s time for them to step up.“I also think it puts pressure on the secondary. These guys are going to be expected to do more than maybe (they were) going into the year. I know they were counting on Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Antonio Cromartie to take the ball away. They’re going to have to make more plays because Darnell Dockett didn’t get 10 sacks a year, but he got a few, and he made it possible for other guys to get sacks… They’ve got to manufacture sacks, and that puts more pressure on the secondary to help (make) that happen.”The Cardinals will enter the regular season without three of their front seven — Dockett, linebacker Daryl Washington (suspension) and linebacker Karlos Dansby (free agency) — that helped them finish the 2013 season as the NFL’s top rushing defense. “If you can tell me that these guys I mentioned earlier (Martin and Stinson) are going to step up and play, and play well, I think that they can weather that storm,” Pasch said.Pasch said Dockett, who missed just two games in 10 NFL seasons, will be missed as much for his leadership as his on-field performance.“I think there are players that rally behind him, players certainly that love and respect him, and so you’re losing one of your top leaders on that side of the ball,” he said.“Most NFL teams, there’s some major injury they have to overcome to get to a Super Bowl, and unfortunately for the Cardinals, you’ve got to overcome a guy who, I don’t know if he’s the heart and soul anymore of that defense, but he’s still a big part of it.”If it turns out that Dockett, who is in the final year of his contract in Arizona, has played his last game in a Cardinals uniform, Pasch said he “deserves strong Ring of Honor consideration” for a decade’s worth of reliability and productivity.“When you look at defensive tackles since he came into the league since 2004 — games played, sacks, tackles — he’s up there with the best of them. There are guys that were drafted after him at his position that are out of the league, yet this guy starts every game every year, and I want to stop, pause, and pay my respect for what this guy has done as a Cardinal.” Arizona Cardinals play-by-play broadcaster Dave Pasch said several pieces will have to fall into place in order for the Cardinals to overcome the loss of three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Darnell Dockett to a season-ending ACL injury.Pasch said the Cardinals were able to win 10 games last season despite injuries to key personnel, and they can have the same success minus Dockett this year if their 2014 draft picks at defensive end make an immediate impact and their secondary can help disrupt opposing offenses at the line of scrimmage. Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more

OTTAWA – This years RBC Bluesfest will have a few

first_img OTTAWA – This year’s RBC Bluesfest will have a few new performers, after three of four eggs hatched in a bird’s nest that was relocated to make way for the main stage.Workers at the Ottawa event discovered the nest of killdeers — members of the plover family known for their distinctive, noisy call — on a cobblestone patch that would normally be underneath the stage.Organizers hatched a plan to move the two birds and their four eggs about 30 metres away, and an official with a federal licence to handle migratory birds began the work on Tuesday.It involved moving the eggs to a replica nest, then moving it a single metre every 20 minutes until it reached its new home.The painstaking work paid off on Saturday, when crew members noticed the first chick breaking through its shell.Within hours the baby bird was “running around, seemingly no worse for wear,” according to a statement from Bluesfest, and it was soon joined by two new siblings. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 30, 2018 4:12 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Three of four eggs from relocated killdeer nest hatch at Ottawa Bluesfestcenter_img Eggs are seen below a nesting killdeer bird on a cobblestone path on the site of the Ottawa Bluesfest music festival is seen in front of the festival’s promotional limousine in Ottawa on Monday, June 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang last_img read more

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