Copa Libertadores Final can be played today

first_imgThe Estadio Monumental was closed off by Argentinean authorities yesterday, but it was enabled for today’s matchAfter yesterday’s chaos during the second leg of the Copa Libertadores Final in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the stadium was closed off by authorities.The Boca Junior’s bus was attacked by River Plate fans as it entered the stadium, and chaos ensued.The Estadio Monumental was a war zone for at least five hours with local police trying to control the fans outside.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).Because of this, the house of River Plate was closed off by Argentinean authorities, but it has been cleared for play for tonight.“The closure was arranged because the number of people was exceeded, but this morning the measure was lifted because all the security elements were present,” said Ricardo Pedace of the Government Control Agency (AGC) of the city of Buenos Aires according to La Nación.The match will be played tonight, at 17:00 hours local time, between the two most popular teams in Argentina.last_img read more

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Brazilian wonder boy Paqueta happy to join Milan

first_imgLucas Paquetà is buzzing about his dream move to AC Milan and is keen to follow the footsteps of fellow Brazilian greats.The Brazilian will join the Rossoneri in January, and today he spoke in a Press conference cited by Football Italia ahead of his final game for Flamengo.“I am grateful to the Flamengo for having formed me as a man and as a footballer,” Paqueta began.“For giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and my objectives. Everything has changed since I first came here, this is a club that will always remain in my heart. I’ll always love these colours and this club.“The transfer to Italy is a dream that’s become reality, I only know ‘grazie’ but I’ll try to keep up with the language. I’m already learning.“I’ll experience [this final match] in the best way, maybe I’ll cry when I see the Flamengo fans – it’s certainly possible.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I spoke to Juan, who told me wonderful things about Italy, and also to Kaka, who gave me some advice and explained a couple of things.“He told me to act with conviction and be decisive, even if I’m a shy person. I will fly to Italy in the next few days for the last details. Now I want to close things with Flamengo in the best possible way.“I’ve talked about it with my wife and my mother, and maybe I’ll have a little fear of leaving Flamengo, it’s something I’ve never dealt with before.“I will always love this club and have always been happy here. I’ll leave with a little pain, it’ll be like leaving home for the first time.“You can understand that feeling, can’t you? I’m sure that one day, maybe at the end of my career, I’ll be back.”last_img read more

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Guardiola rules out De Bruyne comeback for tonight

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola announced Kevin De Bruyne will not return to action for tonight’s game at WatfordThe Belgium international has been sidelined twice already this season with long-term injuries with just five appearances having been made for City.Currently, De Bruyne is recovering from another knee injury which was sustained in City’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win over Fulham last month.Other doubts are striker Sergio Aguero, who missed last weekend’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth due to a muscle injury, and midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko, who was elbowed in the nose by team-mate Fernandinho in the same game.“I don’t know (if they can play),” Guardiola told reporters on the club website.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We have training this afternoon, so I can’t tell you the answer now. Kevin De Bruyne is not ready. The other two I don’t know right now.”However, with a testing winter schedule ahead of City, Guardiola plans to listen to his players’ thoughts before making any decisions.“I trust the players,” he said.“There are a lot of games. Whatever we do, we do in the right moments. Every situation is different.”City will be hoping to beat Watford tonight at 21:00 (CET) to extend their lead in the Premier League to five points.last_img read more

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Another border closure would have consequences for many San Diegans

first_imgAnother border closure would have consequences for many San Diegans Updated: 10:41 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter March 29, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Experts say another border closure would have a disastrous effect on San Diego. In November, the U.S. temporarily shut down a major point of entry in San Yisdro and residents and business owners in San Diego felt the consequences.KUSI’s Dan Plante is in San Ysidro with more on this story.Related Story:President Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week center_img Posted: March 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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San Diego could learn from the German transit model

first_imgSan Diego could learn from the German transit model April 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 8:56 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – German experts are visiting the San Diego region to talk with local transit planners about how this efficient model works and which aspects might be applicable to our transit planning locally.They are being hosted by Circualte San Diego, a local land use and transportation think tank, in partnership with TransitCenter, a national transit organization.You can read about the German model at Mobility Lab last_img read more

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Two additional lanes have opened on Southbound I5 at USMexico border

first_imgTwo additional lanes have opened on Southbound I-5 at U.S.-Mexico border KUSI Newsroom May 22, 2019 Posted: May 22, 2019 SAN YSIDRO (KUSI) – The U.S. General Services Administration have opened a pair of additional lanes on southbound Interstate 5 Wednesday as it continues to expand and modernize the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry.The two lanes opened at 9 a.m., widening southbound I-5 to six lanes from south of the Camino De La Plaza Bridge to El Chaparral in Tijuana, Mexico. The lane opening marks the completion of the third phase of the GSA’s San Ysidro Land Port of Entry modernization project, which also includes the addition of nearly 40 inspection booths at the U.S.-Mexico Border.“We realize that Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer travel season,” said Patricia Chang-Lynn, GSA’s public buildings service deputy regional commissioner. “As modernization and expansion of the San Ysidro LPOE continues, GSA is providing the traveling public additional vehicle lanes to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.”Four more lanes are expected to open next month, bringing the total to 10 southbound lanes. Cross-border travelers are encouraged to pay attention to posted road signs, which announce changes to southbound traffic patterns flowing into Mexico.center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:40 AMlast_img read more

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Trial set for Navy SEAL accused of war crimes

first_img Updated: 11:02 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, AP, KUSI Newsroom, AP Trial set for Navy SEAL accused of war crimescenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (AP) — The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy’s most prominent war crimes cases.The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins with jury selection, has included the removal of the lead prosecutor for tracking the defense team’s emails and suggestions by President Donald Trump that he may pardon the defendant.Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder in the killing of the prisoner in his care and attempted murder in the shootings of two civilians in Iraq in 2017 in separate incidents. Gallagher says disgruntled platoon mates fabricated the allegations because they didn’t like his tough leadership.His lawyers asked the Navy judge to dismiss the case because they say investigators and prosecutors withheld evidence that could help the defense and violated his rights to a fair trial by embedding tracking software in emails sent to them.The judge, Capt. Aaron Rugh, earlier this month ruled the prosecution’s effort to track defense emails to find a news leak cast doubt on Gallagher’s ability to get a fair trial and violated his constitutional rights against illegal searches and the right to counsel by interfering with attorney-client privilege.Rugh, however, refused to dismiss the case. Instead, he said he was taking steps to remedy the interference. He released Gallagher from custody, removed the lead prosecutor and lessened the maximum penalty he faces if convicted of premediated murder to life imprisonment with parole — instead of no parole.The judge also is allowing the defense to reject two more potential jurors without cause than usual during jury selection.Evidence at hearings last month showed an intelligence specialist from Naval Criminal Investigative Service conducted criminal background checks on three of Gallagher’s civilian lawyers and a Navy Times journalist who has broken several stories based on documents that are only to be shared among lawyers in the case.Prosecutors downplayed the effort, saying it only gathered data, such as internet protocol addresses, and did not snoop on the content of emails. The government said the investigation did not find the source of leaks.Gallagher’s family maintains he cannot get a fair trial.“The court’s ruling, recognizing a direct violation of Chief Gallagher’s constitutional rights but not dismissing the case, sends a chilling message to every man and woman in uniform,” his family said in a statement.The prosecution also tracked emails of the lawyers of Gallagher’s commanding officer, Lt. Jacob Portier, who faces charges of conduct unbecoming an officer after being accused of conducting Gallagher’s re-enlistment ceremony next to the Islamic State militant’s corpse.The defense discovered the tracking code hidden in a suspicious logo of an American flag with a bald eagle perched on the scales of justice beneath the signature of lead prosecutor Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak.Rugh removed Czaplak from the case because he said the potential for an investigation into his actions could present a conflict. He said it was not within his power to determine whether Czaplak engaged in misconduct.The judge said the effort also harmed the public’s perception of the military justice system, which has been criticized for being ineffective and has gained few war crime convictions.Republicans in Congress have lobbied for Gallagher, claiming he’s an innocent war hero being unfairly prosecuted. Trump, who intervened to move Gallagher to less restrictive confinement in March, said last month he is considering a pardon for several American military members accused of war crimes. Posted: June 16, 2019 June 16, 2019last_img read more

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Soy Growers Urge House Senate Ag Appropriation to Support Biotech Education Funding

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and industry partners this week urged support for a proposed $3 million in funding in the House and Senate Agriculture Appropriation, to educate the public about biotechnology and agricultural production.“We urge you to retain this provision throughout the legislative process and oppose any legislative action to restrict agricultural technology development, to hinder farmers’ access to modern agricultural tools, or to malign advancements in plant and animal agricultural applications that are helping society meet current and future food production challenges,” the groups state in a letter.The groups reiterated that there is a wide spread of misinformation about agriculture and biotechnology among the public, and education resources are vital to ensure growers access to the tools needed to sustainably and affordably do their jobs.“Dedicated educational resources will ensure key federal agencies responsible for the safety of our nation’s food supply – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – are able to more easily convey to the public science- and fact-based information about food,” the letter states.Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

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Port board aims to ensure steel deal beneficial

first_imgWhen Port of Vancouver commissioners meet Tuesday to vote on whether to free up a key industrial property for eventual sale to a company specializing in steel products, they’ll not only ponder a unique land-use decision but also consider laying the groundwork for creating jobs in a county that badly needs them.But at least two important questions loom for Clark County, where the jobless rate is 13.7 percent: How many new jobs are we talking about and what are the assurances, if any, that they will come?The answers aren’t as easy as you might think, although port leaders say their plan with Farwest Steel could directly generate up to 225 jobs and is strong, comprehensive and includes clauses to protect both the port and the community’s interests.“Can you guarantee 225 jobs? No,” said Larry Paulson, executive director of the port. However, Paulson said, the port has done its due diligence in helping create the opportunity for Farwest to generate new employment. “They appear to be very financially sound and well-funded,” Paulson said. “They’re a good company.”Eugene, Ore.-based Farwest would pay the port roughly $5 million to purchase up to 22 acres of industrial property on the south side of Lower River Road. Farwest — a distributor, processor and fabricator of specialty steel products — would then invest up to $30 million to construct a facility of more than 300,000 square feet. Construction of the facility, which would include distribution, processing, fabrication and office space, could begin in the second quarter of 2011, according to port officials.last_img read more

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Biffle wins at Kansas to keep title hopes alive

first_imgVIDEOSee Greg Biffle in Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway by visiting NASCAR.com.KANSAS CITY, Kan. — NASCAR’s championship race tightened considerably Sunday at Kansas Speedway, where Vancouver’s Greg Biffle won to keep his title hopes alive and Jimmie Johnson returned to the top of the Sprint Cup leaderboard.Johnson, the four-time defending series champion, took a mediocre car and drove it to a second-place finish behind Biffle. It pushed him past Denny Hamlin in the standings, and he’s got an eight-point cushion after the third of 10 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship races.Only once since the Chase began in 2004 has the eventual champion left Kansas ranked lower than second in the standings. But this is suddenly the closest battle in Chase history, as the top seven finishers Sunday were title contenders.The field heads next week to California with the top nine drivers separated by 101 points.“It’s a great position to be in, but it’s way too early to think about it, to worry about defending,” Johnson said. “You have Chase guys running so good each and every week. Until that checkered falls in Homestead, it’s anybody’s championship.”last_img read more

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Commissioner targets two Value Motel buildings

first_imgClark County Commissioner Marc Boldt wants the county to consider condemning and demolishing two buildings at the Value Motel complex.The one-story buildings are located along Highway 99, east of the two operational Value Motel buildings. The rooms in the buildings are not rented to people.Boldt said the county has reached out to the property owner, Milton O. Brown, and asked him to clean up the buildings and the old restaurant, which at one point was an Elmer’s, and most recently an Elks Lodge.Brown hasn’t been receptive, Boldt said.“Nothing’s getting done, and I can’t even see anything done with the hotel,” Boldt said. “If Milt’s not going to do anything, I’m asking that we explore condemnation.”Brown did not respond to The Columbian’s request for comment.County Building Official Jim Muir is working with other staffers to determine whether the county can take action, and if so, what process to follow.The county has dealt with troublesome and nuisance buildings, but Muir said in his six years on the job, he’s never seen the county pursue demolition.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Wishing that summer could always be here

first_imgIn the past several days there were some awesome thunderstorms around the Pacific Northwest. But at my home in Salmon Creek, I guess I was in the sucker hole — despite a brief shower and lots of dark clouds in all directions, there was nothing, no measurable precipitation here.We are nearly at the half-way point in the month and Vancouver officially escaped any measurable rainfall from the scatted showers and thunderstorms that moved through. Just a trace on Friday and Saturday. We did receive measurable rainfall Aug. 1, with 0.04 of an inch, so it will not go into the record books as a dry month like July did.More sunshine and clouds will mix this week — much like last week — with highs in the 80s when it’s full sunshine, and near 80 plus-or-minus with the occasional cloudiness. Still, no big rain producers appear in the mix.I’ve had several readers write me that they could feel a subtle change in the air the past few days, a sense of the waning of summer with autumn around the corner. I know it is coming but I am trying to ignore the inevitable, wishing summer could always be here.With the unstable air lately, and plenty of dust particles and smoke in the atmosphere, the sunsets have been remarkable and so have the sunrises. It makes for some excellent photography.last_img read more

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Lifeguard saves boy from drowning at Vancouver pool

first_imgWhen Carter Coval saw a boy floating face down in the water Friday night, he first thought the boy was playing. But when the 17-year-old lifeguard at Lakeshore Athletic Club had a nearby swimmer nudge the boy and he didn’t move, Coval sprung into action. “I didn’t have to think a lot, it was mostly automatic,” Coval said. “I did what I knew how to do to save the boy.”He stayed calm and went through his checklist – a product of years of first aid and CPR training. He pulled the 6-year-old boy out of the water and blew his whistle to clear the pool, sending the other swimmers to the locker rooms. The boy was unconscious, had blue lips and was foaming at the mouth and nose.While a coworker called 911, Coval checked the boy’s pulse – he had no pulse–and airways – he wasn’t breathing. So he started rescue breathing. After four or five breaths, the boy began coughing up fluid. Coval put the boy into a recovery position, on his side, and felt the boy’s pulse to find it had returned and that the boy was breathing on his own.last_img read more

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Washington drivers could pay more at the pump to reduce carbon emissions

first_imgAn anticipated legislative proposal by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee could result in consumers paying more at the gas pump to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Inslee is expected to request legislation to put a cost on carbon, which could take the form of a carbon-emissions tax or a cap-and-trade system.An initial look at how that could affect gas prices was discussed at a meeting of the state Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee in Pasco last week. About half the state’s emissions come from transportation.The look at possible gas prices did not reflect a proposal from the governor or the governor’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force, but was an initial computer modeling run to get views on what additional analysis would be useful, according to the governor’s office.To meet state goals on emission reductions based solely on price, a $12 per metric ton tax would need to be imposed on emissions in 2016, which would need to increase by $8 per ton annually, according to one scenario modeled by the state.last_img read more

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Melco Resorts was given nod by Beijing for Crown Resorts acquisition Lawrence

first_img RelatedPosts Load More Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Melco Resorts & Entertainment boss Lawrence Ho has revealed he was given the green light by Beijing before proceeding with the acquisition of a 19.99% stake in Australia’s Crown Resorts.The deal, which will see Melco acquire 135.5 million shares from James Packer’s CPH Crown Holdings for a total consideration of HK$9.58 billion (US$1.22 billion), came less than three years after 19 Crown Resorts employees were arrested in mainland China for promoting gambling. At the time, the two companies were still partners in Macau and the Philippines under the Melco-Crown brand. In an exclusive interview to appear in the July issue of Inside Asian Gaming, Melco’s Chairman and CEO confirms he spoke with both the Chinese and Macau governments before buying into the Australian casino operator.“I have regular dialogue [with Beijing] and I’ve had my courtesy talk, and Beijing and Macau were supportive,” he said.“At the same time, they understand that as a company that’s listed in the US, we’re obligated to do our own thing. But even the couple of quiet talks we had were supportive.”On the topic of government approvals, Ho also explained that he has considered combining the listings of US-listed Melco Resorts and its parent company Melco International Development Ltd but had resisted ahead of Macau’s looming license re-tendering.“We’ve looked at that,” he said, “but especially with license renewal on the horizon, the government likes that Melco International controls Melco Resorts and that Melco International is a Hong Kong-listed company that I control. But we’ll take a look at it in the future.”The July 2019 issue of Inside Asian Gaming will be available from next Monday 1 July.last_img read more

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50 do not know how much they have invested in their retirement

first_imgHalf (50%) of respondents do not know how much they have invested in their retirement savings, according to research by Portus Consulting.Its survey of 1,043 UK employees also found that 17% of respondents have built up three or more pension funds during their working lives.The research also found:11% of respondents are confident they can accurately estimate the value of all their retirement savings and investments, including their home.39% of respondents believe they can roughly estimate the value of their total retirement fund.20% of male respondents have retirement savings in three or more pension schemes, compared to 13% of female respondents.27% of respondents aged between 45 and 54 years old have three or more pension funds.7% of respondents report having no pension funds at all.Steve Watson (pictured), commercial director at Portus Consulting, said: “Keeping track of retirement savings and investments is a challenge for most people but particularly difficult for employees with multiple funds.“It is relatively encouraging that around half of all employees can accurately or at best roughly estimate how much they have saved or invested, but it is clear too many employees are in the dark about their retirement funds.“There can be advantages in transferring pensions into one in terms of lower fees and better control, but in order to be able to make that judgement, people need to be fully informed about how much they have.”last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Inspired Villages to launch recognition programme for 220 staff

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Luxury retirement village organisation Inspired Villages is set to launch a recognition programme on 22 April 2019 for its 220 UK staff, to help embed and bring to life the business’ five new values.The new recognition programme, provided by Reward Gateway, will offer both top-down and peer-to-peer instant rewards and recognition. Employees and managers will be able to access the programme via the organisation’s existing benefits platform, which is available as an app to accommodate Inspired Village’s dispersed workforce, around half of whom do not have a business email address.The programme will enable managers to provide Shine Awards to employees who have excelled; these can have a monetary value of between £10 and £100, which will be added to employees’ personal accounts on the Reward Gateway benefits platform, to spend on any of the available discounted retail offers. This could include, for example, booking holidays or flights, buying clothes or footwear, or ordering goods. Alternatively, employees can transfer this award to their personal bank accounts if they wish to spend it elsewhere.Employees will also be able to recognise their peers using Shout Outs. This allows any member of staff at any seniority to send a card to a colleague.Inspired Villages plans to use this recognition programme to help embed its organisational values; these are currently being finalised, and will be tested with 70 employees across four workshops on the 17 and 18 April 2019.The key themes for the new values centre around courage and dreaming big, being straightforward and talking to people with respect and dignity, and listening to others. The organisation plans to recruit, promote and reward against its new values.The organisation is looking at its organisational values now to align with its growth strategy. With 220 staff currently, the business plans to add 300 by the end of the year. The workforce will further increase to 700 by 2021 and to 1,200 by 2023.Lawrence Cramer, HR director at Inspired Villages, said: “Because of that huge growth, we want to embed the culture and the values and the reward and recognition now, so when people join us, that’s what they’re joining, they’re joining that culture.”The recognition programme will be communicated to staff using videos displayed on Inspired Villages’ benefits platform. The organisation is running a week of video updates from 29 April 2019; both the chief executive officer and the HR director will discuss the new initiative during their video communications, and senior leaders will also role model the programme.The business is thinking ahead to how the recognition programme might develop, for example with the introduction of team awards, or a quarterly prize draw from the Shout Out nominations, with employees winning £100 to go into their reward account. Inspired Villages is also considering hosting an annual awards event at the end of the year.Inspired Villages introduced its benefits platform, in conjunction with Reward Gateway, in August 2018. As at February 2019, between £16,000 and £17,000 had been spent by employees using the mobile platform.The recognition programme will run alongside the current benefits offering, which includes a workplace pension and health benefits. Inspired Villages also awards employees celebrating a milestone birthday with a card, a day off within the month of their birthday and a voucher or gift to the value of their age.Cramer added: “We want managers to recognise talent and their stars and people who are doing extra things and to reward them accordingly, but we want people who are working alongside [others] to recognise that someone’s doing a great job. It doesn’t have to have a monetary value, it’s just that recognition.“It’s really powerful when colleagues recognise [each other] for what they do and they get a card or a note from them. We wanted to make sure that people were living the values and being recognised by people at all levels.”last_img read more

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