Letterkenny IT is “most improved” college in the country – Sunday Times

first_imgNewsx Adverts Letterkenny IT is “most improved” college in the country – Sunday Times Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Previous articleKelly Jones set to return to the US on TuesdayNext articleDonegal skeletons could lead to changes in how osteoperosis is treated News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img The Sunday Times University Guide has described Letterkenny IT as the most improved college in the country, and runner up in the Institute of Technology of the Year category.In its annual assessment which has been published today, the guide praises the college for its retention rates, which have gone from being among the worst to the best in the country.Last year, Letterkenny I.T. was 18th in the league table of irish colleges, this year, it is ranked 10th, the biggest improvement of any college in the country, and now second only to Dublin in the I.T. rankings.The guide recognises that Letterkenny has upped its game across the board, with a staggering improvement in retention rates. Last year, it had a drop out rate of 25%, this year, the drop out rate is just 1%, the lowest in the country.The guide recognises the ongoing parking problems in the vicinity of the college, with parking facilities set to be developed on a 10 acre site opposite the main building. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – September 25, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitterlast_img read more

BA’s global online training programme takes off

first_img Comments are closed. British Airways is implementing a global e-learning programme for usealongside its existing classroom-based training. The online training will be provided by NETg, a Thomson Learning Company,and will span IT and business and professional development courses. The initiativeis being driven by LearnBA, the branded BA corporate training department, and500 courses will be available to more than 50,000 British Airways employeesfrom pilots through to baggage handlers via the company intranet or OpenLearning Centres. BA e-learning manager Elaine Wilson said: “With a global workforce whowork irregular hours, who are on the move and whose culture and ways of workingdiffer greatly, providing consistent and successful training is a continuouschallenge. Wilson adds that the NETg solution allows staff some autonomy over their owntraining path for self-directed learning. As well as courses on Microsoft Office 2000 and negotiating, coaching andproject management skills, BA has developed customised content includingcourses on dangerous goods and on the Amadeus reservation and sales systems. All courses are administered through NETg’s learner management system,SkillVantage Manager, which has been renamed Learnonline internally by BA. NETg marketing vice-president Nige Howarth said: “E-learning as asingle delivery option provides significant benefits as a stand-alone learningmethod and, as our research shows, its effectiveness can be further increasedwhen made part of a blended programme. “British Airways understands that by viewing learning as a strategicissue, and making it part of the evolving fabric of the business, it willunlock the potential of all its employees,” he added. www.netg.com BA’s global online training programme takes offOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Market, intergenerational risk-sharing ‘integral’ to Dutch system

first_imgThe principle of sharing market risk, such as inflation risk, and intergenerational risk must remain in any updated pensions system in the Netherlands, a number of industry experts have argued.Speaking on a panel at the recent FD Pension Pro IPE congress in Amsterdam, Peter Borgdorff, director of the €140bn healthcare scheme PFZW, said: “There is not a single insurance against market risk.”His view was echoed by Michiel Hietkamp, chair of the youth branch of union CNV and one of the driving forces behind PensioenLab, who said solidarity among generations was “very important”, adding that the debate over the average pension contribution’s redistributive effects must be held anyway.In Hietkamp’s opinion, individual pension rights should be introduced where possible, but a collective approach should be kept where necessary to guarantee a minimum pension. Kees Goudswaard, professor of economics at Leiden University, said Dutch society was facing a fundamental choice between sharing pension risks between generations, and the introduction of individual pension rights.However, he argued that the first option would limit risk sharing if financial shocks were spread out over time – as the new financial assessment framework (FTK) is likely to prescribe – while increased freedom of choice would hamper risk sharing.In Goudswaard’s opinion, future generations should not have to contribute to the rising life expectancy of current participants.He also suggested that a clearer pensions contract would help to prevent possible disputes arising from the discretionary decisions of pension funds’ boards.However, both Borgdorff and Leo Witkamp, director of the €4.4bn pension fund PNO Media, highlighted the importance of this discretionary competence, which they said enabled boards to respond to unexpected developments, and to guarantee a balance in risk sharing among all participants.Borgdorff added: “We can’t leave these decisions to the supervisor or the legislator, as the government can’t be trusted for setting consistent rules.”● Also during the congress, several representatives of the sector underlined the importance of freedom of choice for participants to pick their preferred arrangements.Joep Schouten, retired sector veteran and now a pensioner on the board of metal scheme PMT, pointed at the psychological effect, “as people want freedom of choice, without necessarily using it”.● Asset managers warned that employers that opt for a defined contribution plan with lifecycle arrangements should not let price be the decisive factor, as low costs may come at the expense of the quality of the scheme.As lifecycle plans are currently difficult to compare, the sector is developing a framework to address this problem, according to Tjitsger Hulshoff, strategic adviser at ING IM, who underlined the importance of tailor-made solutions.● Systematically assessing risk management, sticking to a long-term investment policy and buying when the markets are low is the secret of a successful company pension fund, according to Loek Sibbing, until recently director at Univest Company, the asset manager for the 80 worldwide pension funds of food and cosmetics giant Unilever.Previously, Sibbing was chairman of Unilever’s €4.6bn Dutch pension fund, one of the best performers in the Netherlands, with a funding of 106% in real terms.last_img read more

Maltco Malta tasks Vermantia with delivering bespoke racing channel

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Vermantia specialist in immersive gaming/betting content has announced that it will expand its live horse racing channel within Malta, securing a partnership with Maltco Lotteries, operator of Malta’s largest retail network.The partnership will see Vermantia develop and deliver a bespoke channel for Maltco properties, featuring round-the-clock coverage of races from the UK, US, Australia, India and South Africa.Vermantia secures the content partnership with Maltco, through its existing relationship with Athens-listed gambling group Intralot SPA. The bespoke channel will transmit live pictures to Maltco’s network, through Vermantia partnership with Arena Racing Company (ARC).Backing the agreement, Spyros Stavropoulos, Regional Director SEE & Africa of Vermantia, said: “It’s fantastic that we can now bring our live horse racing channel to Malta for the first time. It provides a one of a kind bespoke service for clients like Maltco Lotteries, whilst also helping them diversify their product offering, and gives their customers great incentives to have a bet.”Vasileios Kasiotaki CEO of Maltco Lotteries, detailed that Vermantia had been selected as the lead racing content provider, for its ability to provide a localised solution, supported with added provisions that will enhance Maltco retail properties and operations.In addition to racing content, Maltco will be supported with Vermantia’s data systems, integrated within Intralot’s risk management central system, bolstering performance, monitoring and reporting functions.Vasileios Kasiotakis detailed to stakeholders: “Vermantia’s horse racing channel is a major leap forward through the vast number of horse racing offerings in Malta, adding value to the entertainment of players and to the benefit of our Agents. We are extremely proud to be the only operator to offer it to customers in Malta.last_img read more