Transfer report: Everton set to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun in £25m deal

first_imgEverton are expected to confirm the £25million signing of striker Cenk Tosun from Turkish club Besiktas this week.The Toffees have been strongly linked with a move for the 26-year-old in the build-up to the January transfer window, with Sam Allardyce admitting last week that the club were chasing him.And it has been reported he has already agreed personal terms with the Merseyside outfit and is scheduled to arrive at Goodison Park on Tuesday.According to The Sun, the Turkey international will pen a £145,000-a-week contract with the Premier League side, which will see him pocket £7.5m a year.Tosun has been in sparkling form for Besiktas this season – scoring 14 goals in 24 games, including a fine brace to beat Monaco in the Champions League.The forward has netted a total of 41 goals in 96 league games for the Super Lig side, and his impending arrival represents a huge boost for Everton.The Toffees have struggled so far this season without a regular source of goals, having sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in the summer.Wayne Rooney is the club’s top scorer this term with 11 goals, with 20-year-old Dominic Calvert-Lewin next with six.Oumar Niasse also has six goals for the Toffees this season, but he is expected to leave this month, having started only one match under new boss Allardyce. Everton have sealed a deal for Cenk Tosun, according to reports 1last_img read more

Q & A with SHRM Member Hyacinth Guy

first_imgQ. What do you most enjoy about being an HR Professional?What have I enjoyed most from being in HR? This has changed over time. I enjoyed the challenge of changing the department from being inward focused to focusing on employees and departments as customers. This was an uphill battle, but it was extremely satisfying to see the little subtle changes in their attitudes and behaviors as they were empowered to come up with ways to achieve an end…I encouraged them to think of the end result and not see the process as an end in itself.At another point in my career when I changed jobs again, I had the opportunity to build the HR Division from the ground up. That was extremely satisfying as I had the opportunity to not change the culture but shape it.When you are passionate about something, you want to know everything about that thing. I wanted to know everything about HR and I joined the local HR association (HRMATT) to network and to build my competencies. It is here I was introduced to SHRM, which was instrumental in the startup of HRMATT in Trinidad and Tobago. I joined SHRM and immediately felt as if my knowledge had increased exponentially by having access to the vast database of material for self and organization development.I became certified in 1999 being the first person in Trinidad and Tobago to achieve the SPHR. Whenever my responsibilities increased or I was faced with a challenge, in addition to my local network of HR professionals, I could rely on the SHRM resources. I have designed and implemented HR practices and programs for state organizations, private sector organizations, professional associations and NGOs and each would have had its unique approach to achieve the intended results.Today the most rewarding aspect of my career is seeing new entrants into the profession begin to believe in themselves and in what the function can add to an organization and to see that potential unfold. It is wonderful to see an emerging professional stand in front of an executive or management team and present a program in the most convincing way… and then see them, as I have seen so many times, take the quantum leap and move on to something greater, sometimes outside of the organization…which is ok.     I simply love the idea of helping people realize their potential; this only redounds to the progress and success of organizations and in our part of the world that is the key to national development. Q. How did you get into HR as a profession?I fell into the HR Profession. I had no idea what HR was when I went job hunting after being released from a company that was closing down and moving operations to another part of the Caribbean. I saw an advertisement in the local newspapers for a Human Resource Assistant and I applied and got the position.I was in a procurement function in my previous company and that work was very interesting and exciting. When I joined the HR Department in the new organization I was in for a shock. Firstly, I was one of about 12 women in the Employee Services area of the Human Resource Department. When I looked down the corridor I could see where the men were, in Industrial Relations, Training and Development and Job Design and Job Evaluation. That was ok, but the shock for me was the nature of the work. The persons in that department spent their entire days, ticking forms, typing pay and other notices and administering benefits. It was a well-run mill; and ran by the most efficient Manager and Supervisor I have worked with. They had an eye for detail and in that department being thorough and meticulous were highly valued. A mistake on a form meant a scolding from the Supervisor and I got my fair share of scolding.But when I looked at what the department was achieving, I said to myself, there must be another way to do this and to meet the needs of the people in the organization. For example, it was not uncommon for vacation or sick leave applications (which all came to HR) to be approved by HR three months after the supervisor or manager sent the form and after the person went on leave and returned to work. And if it was determined that the employee did not have sufficient days to cover the leave then a pay deduction had to be made. So why didn’t the manager know the leave balance before sending the employee on leave, I asked? The answer…because leave is done by HR!  I was convinced that we were working in an organization that was stagnated and I longed for the autonomy I had when I was in procurement.The great part of this experience though was meeting and getting to know the people in the HR function there. They were warm and accommodating and fed my desire to learn every bit of what they did. So even though I was assigned to the National Insurance function ( which involved the very important activity of pasting national insurance stamps on cards), on a daily basis I would get over that function very quickly and volunteer to assist someone with her own function, which seemed to be dipping into a never ending well!.Years later that experience would serve me well when I came to be in charge of an HR function…I had a good appreciation for what entry level HR persons face and all I wanted was to have them see the value they can add to the organization as soon as they joined; so I did not want them spending their time ticking forms. This prompted me to seek out the technology and the HR systems that could make the function more efficient and make us more relevant.After a couple years in Employee Services I asked to be assigned to Industrial Relations and it is here that I got a solid grounding in the HR function. The organization was fully unionized and the collective agreements were at the heart of every HR activity that was done. So to know Industrial Relations was to know how best to apply the HR policies and programs as to do one independent of the other often led to conflict with employees, the union or line managers.While in Industrial Relations I completed my first degree part-time at the local university and then applied for 18 months study leave to pursue a Masters in Labor and Development in Holland. That was a turning point for me as it opened my eyes to the possibilities of the HR function and allowed me to see the organization through different lenses.My master’s level thesis was a study of that organization with a proposal for implementing a model of strategic human resource management in it. I got the opportunity to do so when I returned from study leave and soon after was placed to head the HR function. I merged the HR and IR departments into one function, revised the systems, and created an environment where we moved from a fragmented HR function to one that was fully integrated and aligned with the organization strategic goals. I was an advocate for practicing Strategic Human Resource Management and said to my staff, if we cannot lead from the board room, then we would lead from the floor. And we did that for a time until the organization recognized the value of the HR function and the role of Head HR became part of the executive management team of the organization. Hyacinth GuyVice President Human ResourcesCaribbean Airlines Limitedlast_img read more

Citi Salaries Up; Bonuses Down

first_imgCitigroup announced plans Wednesday to restructure their compensation by increasing base pay for employees whose salary would be affected by government bonus restrictions. The final plans are yet to be revealed, but sources note it would not affect overall compensation, but would shift the mix in compensation from bonus to salary to adhere to the mandate for bonus caps.So what does this mean for Citigroup employees? Some could see their salary rise as much as 50% — purportedly to help keep top-tier talent at the struggling investment bank. We see one Citigroup Senior Fund Accountant report on Glassdoor.com that they are ‘underpaid’ and suggests that the company should “Hire more qualified managers and give pay based on performance.” Given that the company received $45 billion from the government, switching bonus dollars to base salary hardly seems like a good use of taxpayer money.Citigroup salary reports on Glassdoor vary widely, with Executive Vice Presidents reporting a total compensation package of more than $500K. Anonymous reports for Managing Directors with the company note an average base salary of $210K with bonuses of up to $1 million.last_img read more

6 days agoKlinsmann lined up for shock Ecuador move

first_imgKlinsmann lined up for shock Ecuador moveby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham star Jurgen Klinsmann is being lined up for a shock return to management with Ecuador.Klinsmann has been out of the game for a year since leaving his role with the US men’s national team.The Sun says there is growing speculation in South America that the 55-year-old is on the verge of taking charge of Ecuador instead.The country is looking for a new manager have Hernan Dario Gomez was sacked in July on the back of a disappointing Copa America.Ecuador failed to make it out of the group stages, and under the temporary control of under-20 boss Jorge Celico they have struggled to make any improvement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Watch Oklahoma Star Buddy Hield Cut Down The Net After Epic Performance

first_imgBuddy Hield seen cutting down the net.Buddy Hield NetOklahoma just took down Oregon to reach the program’s first Final Four since 2002. Senior guard and Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield was unconscious, scoring 37 points on 13-of-20 from the field.After the game, Hield took his place atop a ladder for the ceremonial net-cutting. Buddy clipping that net!! pic.twitter.com/2IK17TmNJi— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) March 27, 2016Buddy then hit press row for a radio interview, his piece of the net displayed prominently. Buddy Hield doing post game radio with his piece of the net tied to his hat pic.twitter.com/gQq2bdcHu2— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 27, 2016There’s one more net that Hield and the Sooners want to cut down. That’s the one at NRG Stadium in Houston, the site of next week’s Final Four.last_img read more

CTV News Lisa LaFlamme Sits Down for OneonOne Interview with Canadian Music

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement As an author, Arden’s books include If I Knew, Don’t You Think I’d Tell You and I’ll Tell You One Damn Thing, That’s All I Know, along with her best-selling, self-penned memoir Falling Backwards. Arden is a regular guest host on CTV’s THE SOCIAL, is a frequent visitor of THE RICK MERCER REPORT, and has appeared on sitcoms CORNER GAS and ELLEN.Arden’s philanthropic work has included World Vision and the MAC Cosmetics Fashion Cares AIDS benefit. In recent years Arden has also supported Gilda’s Club in Toronto. TORONTO – CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme sits down with multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter and best-selling author Jann Arden, tonight (Wednesday, March 14) at 11 p.m. ET/PT on CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME. From the CTV NATIONAL NEWS studio in Toronto, the complete extended version of this candid conversation will be available on CTVNews.ca.“Jann Arden is one of Canada’s household names, and we have all been touched by her music for decades,” said LaFlamme. “I’m looking forward to catching up with Jann in a one-on-one setting to discuss her personal reflections on her life and career.”The Alberta-born Arden arrived on the Canadian music landscape in 1993 with the release of her debut album, Time For Mercy, featuring the hit single, “I Would Die For You.” She has since released 14 albums and 19 Top Ten singles. Arden has hosted Canada’s JUNO AWARDS broadcast twice, in 1997 and 2016, and has been honoured eight times with their statuettes. Arden’s latest studio album, These Are The Days, will be released on March 16. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Mango Reef guests shocking racist rant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 12, 2017 – Providenciales – A vicious racial rant by guests of Seven Stars Resort earlier today has islanders outraged.  A couple who believed their cell phone was stolen by Mango Reef staff called the restaurant and riddled off the most demeaning language, exposing their extreme prejudice against black people.From repeated use of ‘the ‘N’ word’ to threats about cutting a worker’s throat to  comments about sexuality and commands for the ‘group of n****s to go back to Africa where they came from’ it was a poisonous mix of shocking racial slurs.Employees were upset, they recorded the tirade and one staffer told the woman accuser, who was the most vocal that the TCI is not used to her brand in its guests.  The photo and audio of the couple is spreading on social media.The pair also sounds as if they are intoxicated on the recording.  The cell phone was found by Mango Reef enclosed in a menu.  It was said to have been discovered when staff was setting up for dinner.  The cell phone was returned to the couple.#MagneticMediaNews#racismatmangoreef Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #racismatmangoreeflast_img read more

TCI Against The Dominican Republic in Rugby Football

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcivsdrrugbyfootball Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 3, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks Head Brewery & Turks & Caicos Islands Rugby Football Union will be hosting their TCI against Dominican Republic rugby football match on Saturday, 6th May at the Meridian Field, Grace Bay Village (behind Chopsticks Restaurant), Providenciales.Proceeds from this event are in aid of the TCI Rugby Development Programme. All gates will open from 3.30pm, while kick off is at 4pm. The admission is free, refreshments will be on sale and entertainment will be provided by DJ Viper.#magneticmedianews#tcivsdrrugbyfootballlast_img read more

Jay Z Gets Vulnerable On Latest 444 Footnotes

first_img Twitter Email GRAMMY winner’s latest ‘Footnotes’ video tackles male vulnerability with Michael B. Jordan, Chris Rock and Meek MillRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 15, 2017 – 11:26 am GRAMMY.comJay Z’s latest album, 4:44, is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is the album itself a work of art, but the GRAMMY-winning rapper has been releasing star-studded music videos along with a “Footnotes” documentary series that captures black men talking candidly about complex and often sensitive themes. Jay Z Gets Vulnerable On Latest ‘4:44’ Footnotes News center_img Facebook Jay Z Talks Therapy, Vulnerability jay-z-gets-vulnerable-latest-444-footnotes Last week Jay Z dropped the music video for the track “MaNyfaCedGod,” which features Lupita Nyong’o. Now, in the new accompanying “Footnotes” clip, Jay Z, Chris Rock, Michael Che, Trevor Noah, and Meek Mill open up about emotional vulnerability and the stigma men face when seeking therapy.”We can’t go to get therapists. You crazy at that point. It’s like, ‘A psychiatrist? You crazy’,” he said. “Three of your brothers are dead and your mother used to beat you. You need help. Someone needs to talk you through why you’re feeling these feelings.”Previous “Footnotes” installments have covered topics such as racism and relationships and have featured stars such as Kendrick Lamar, Aziz Ansari and Will Smith. Directed by writer/comedian Neal Brennan, the underlying purpose of the series is to destigmatize complex topics and invite a freeing discussion, especially for men.”I think Jay went to therapy and it seems like he realized we’re all hiding something and none of our secrets are any worse than anybody else’s secrets,” said Brennan. “We all pretty much have the same types of secrets, same types of emotional disabilities and it’s worth talking about. It’s freeing for the person who does it … and it’s also freeing for people that watch it or listen to it.”Jay Z’s New Album: Hear The Samples No ID Cued Up On 4:44last_img read more

Elon Musk announces Tesla CFOs departure during earnings call

first_imgXinhua News Agency/Getty Images With a few minutes to go before Telsa’s quarterly earnings call ended, Elon Musk surprised investors with news that chief financial officer Deepak Ahuja will be leaving the company, Reuters reports.He will be replaced by Zach Kirkhorn, Tesla’s current vice president of finance. The news caused stocks to drop by as much as 5.9 percent in late trading, even as the earnings call promised lower prices of its Model 3 sedan and a new Model Y version.It’s not the first time in recent months the electric car maker has seen high profile departures. Last September saw both chief accounting officer Dave Morton and head of human resources Gabrielle Toledano leaving to similar effect on Wall Street, with shares tanking by as much as 10 percent then.All is not doom and gloom. The company did say that it’s possible it will post a profit in the first quarter of this year. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 52 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 18 Photos Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 50 Photoscenter_img 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow More From Roadshow Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 69 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 68 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 81 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 49 Photos Share your voice 0 26 Photos Car Industry 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Comments 4 10 Photos 71 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 12 Photoslast_img read more